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Old 10-12-2016, 07:31 PM   #541
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You are correct. My friends on the east coast tell me they are $5/lb if you go to the docks.
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I'm 60, retired 5 years. I have an enormous lawn that's been turned to crabgrass years ago. I have nothing but time and am in good health, but whenever I try to tackle say 50 square feet I realize all the brutal labor involved and poop out.

Screw it. I took the first bid I got (stupid I know but we're talking f u money and extravagance). $8500 took me in a week from worst eyesore to best lawn in the neighborhood. Totally reworked sprinkler system because that was a major part of the problem. Now I inspect my neighbor's lawns and advise them where they have brown spots.

Extravagance is quickly solving problems with money.
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You are correct. My friends on the east coast tell me they are $5/lb if you go to the docks.
Quite true. lobster prices were up for a long time, but now they are reasonable, if you live there.

Years ago (40+) My family bought and cleaned an 18 lb lobster, to serve as lobster rolls. I think they paid the exorbitant price of $1/lb!

The under claws (the ones you usually throw away) had enough meat to make a sandwich - each!

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The lobster discussion reminds me of David Foster Wallace's "Consider the Lobster" essay, with this prime quote:

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Up until sometime in the 1800s, though, lobster was literally low-class food, eaten only by the poor and institutionalized. Even in the harsh penal environment of early America, some colonies had laws against feeding lobsters to inmates more than once a week because it was thought to be cruel and unusual, like making people eat rats.
http://www.columbia.edu/~col8/lobsterarticle.pdf Only 20 footnotes and no footnotes to the footnotes; I think he restrained himself for Gourmet Magazine.
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I'm 60, retired 5 years. I have an enormous lawn that's been turned to crabgrass years ago. I have nothing but time and am in good health, but whenever I try to tackle say 50 square feet I realize all the brutal labor involved and poop out.



Screw it. I took the first bid I got (stupid I know but we're talking f u money and extravagance). $8500 took me in a week from worst eyesore to best lawn in the neighborhood. Totally reworked sprinkler system because that was a major part of the problem. Now I inspect my neighbor's lawns and advise them where they have brown spots.



Extravagance is quickly solving problems with money.

Im glad it worked. My neighbor hired Scott Lawn to do his, and he spent thousands. I seeded and fertilized mine my own, and spent less than $70. Summer - all his grass turned brown, and mine was all complete and green. He got so mad at the crab grass one day, as it were the only green ones, he pulled the out one by one


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Kelly and I started with a couple of martini's with salami & cheese roll ups, then popped the cork on some sparkling rose and I did the lobster roll prep.

Used the "warm roll" instructions, coated the outside of the rolls with melted butter and lightly grilled while the lobster chunks were warming in the butter. The rolls were like a short loaf of wonder bread split on the top and the inside was lightly mayo'ed before the buttery chunks were loaded. I guess the function of the rolls are to simply hold the meat and not add additional flavor. They seem to simply decompose while chewing leaving only buttery lobster taste. All fresh claw meat and simply wonderful. We ate 2 each for dinner with a couple of bites left for the dogs. Got 2 remaining for todays's lunch.

Wonderful, will be ordering again the next time they go on sale -


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Just ordered 2 ounces of fresh white truffles, 15% off for registering sale on now!
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Just ordered 2 ounces of fresh white truffles, 15% off for registering sale on now!
Mentioning a discount is not an official indicator of wealth. The proper comment is, "Can't we pay more?"
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I take advantage of all the "high-end" discounts I can get. Truffles and lobster rolls and caviar too. Once you order from these guys, you get on the "list" and they email you the "specials" for the rest of your life.
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I take advantage of all the "high-end" discounts I can get. Truffles and lobster rolls and caviar too. Once you order from these guys, you get on the "list" and they email you the "specials" for the rest of your life.
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Two tenderloins prepped with sea salt and rested at room temp for an hour;



Big Green Egg with a blazing load of mesquite;



Best steaks we ever ate in our lives;



Yup, eighty bucks a pound and worth every penny -
Wow.... is all I can say.. I figured just a couple of days ago, I was splurging when I bought $8 a pound NY Strip Loins , but I consoled myself and my cheap ways with "we can afford it".

I honestly think my DW would kill me if I ever bought any food for $80/lb
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I was buying cat food and litter at Costco today and noticed a butcher-style meat case with prime steaks. You pick, they weigh and wrap. I didn't stop, because that's too expensive to feed the cats.
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I was buying cat food and litter at Costco today and noticed a butcher-style meat case with prime steaks. You pick, they weigh and wrap. I didn't stop, because that's too expensive to feed the cats.
Our Costco has been selling Prime cuts for some time.

Costco often surprises me. Ours has a couple of sheep carcasses hanging in the refrigerated section.
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Old 10-16-2016, 08:13 PM   #554
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Waygu is not even close to Truffles -
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I am a pilot that flies patients to and from their appointments for Angel Flight.
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I was able to fly a WW2 B-25 near my home, and recently, i had the opportunity to fly a Korean War MiG-15.
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I am a pilot that flies patients to and from their appointments for Angel Flight.
I have always wanted to fly some "heavy iron", so the opportunities presented themselves recently.
I was able to fly a WW2 B-25 near my home, and recently, i had the opportunity to fly a Korean War MiG-15.
I am 78 years old and loved both the experiences. We will not talk about what they cost
Wow! Pretty neat, and that's from someone who will never pursue flying as a hobby. Great that you were able to enjoy such an experience. I'd consider it definitely worth it for such a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

If you're still looking for flights, there might be some jets in the former Soviet Union that would be willing to take you for a spin for the right price...
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The truffles arrived Tuesday and we have been munching them every day. Steaks and sloppies and cream of mushroom soup last night. Simply wonderful!



The best is every time you open the fridge a waft of wonderful aroma caresses your sinuses and makes you smile and think of what to cook that will be good with truffles.

Yup, expensive, but if I spend $400 a year every fall for my annual white truffles fix it will make me very happy and it's not going to break me -
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I was able to fly a WW2 B-25 near my home, and recently, i had the opportunity to fly a Korean War MiG-15.
I am 78 years old and loved both the experiences. We will not talk about what they cost
I enjoyed reading those. Thanks for posting.
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The best indicator is if you'll buy Cubs World Series tickets. I hear they are going for over $4K/ticket. Have not checked that to verify. I'm happy to watch on TV, even as a long time fan.
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