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Old 04-19-2008, 03:16 PM   #121
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...We get conned into thinikng that life is continuous, or even cyclical. It isn't. It has huge discontinuities, and as we age most of them are negative.

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Wow, that's one of the most sagacious things I've heard in a long time. So true, and well put.
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Old 04-19-2008, 03:24 PM   #122
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We get conned into thinikng that life is continuous, or even cyclical. It isn't. It has huge discontinuities, and as we age most of them are negative.
Even so, you have to admire the human spirit...

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Old 04-19-2008, 04:46 PM   #123
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In our area, Chinese buffet restaurants have the lowest health insurance scores - by far. I'm a big fan of Chinese food but I do not dine at these establishments.
Same thing here - the health dept. publishes the results of inspections online and the Chinese/Oriental restaurants consistently have the lowest scores.
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Old 04-19-2008, 04:56 PM   #124
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I go for the food! Everything else is secondary to me. There is nothing like a good seafood gumbo, shrimp creole, tomato basil chicken, or classic sherry turtle soup prepared by a top notch chef. We eat out on the weekends and I spend all week eating "virtuous" food so that I can do it again the next weekend.
I understand the "virtuous" food - I'd allow myself one day of "dietary decadence" per month and that seemed to work for me. Two McDonald's fish sandwiches or double cheeseburgers, large fries, milkshake. You can hear your arteries hardening. Having to stay gluten-free took even that away.

For myself, I'd prefer a good salmon steak done on the grill on the deck out back over a restaurant meal, but that's just me.
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Mmm, salmon.

Time to get the grill out!
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Old 04-19-2008, 05:33 PM   #126
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Mmm, salmon.
Wild or farm fed?
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Old 04-19-2008, 06:18 PM   #127
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Wild or farm fed?

I like it with milk!
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Old 04-19-2008, 06:39 PM   #128
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This sort of obfuscation falls under the heading of obsequiousness.

It is necessary for internet boards.

Kind of like, IMHO, F-U!

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