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Old 01-15-2016, 09:41 AM   #1001
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I did not want to spend $400 on a GoPro, so after some research I got this. Video reviews show the GoPro a little better but for the price $89, I think this should work for an underwater camera. There are even knock offs of the knock off for under $50!

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Old 01-15-2016, 10:26 AM   #1002
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Here is a link.

Bought the grandson a GoPro for Christmas, but this probably would have done the trick.
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Old 01-17-2016, 09:07 PM   #1003
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Old 01-17-2016, 09:19 PM   #1004
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Savoie's Old Fashioned Dark Roux - 16 oz.

heh heh heh - I have tryed over the years but usually past peanut butter color I lose it before getting a truly dark roux.
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heh heh heh - I have tryed over the years but usually past peanut butter color I lose it before getting a truly dark roux.

Heck I have a hard time just getting to peanut butter! Might have to check that stuff out! Thanks!
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Old 01-18-2016, 11:44 AM   #1009
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Savoie's Old Fashioned Dark Roux - 16 oz.

heh heh heh - I have tryed over the years but usually past peanut butter color I lose it before getting a truly dark roux.
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Heck I have a hard time just getting to peanut butter! Might have to check that stuff out! Thanks!
I need to try that stuff. Even getting a very light roux takes some time, and us northerners aren't very practiced in the art! Getting into the darker ones is risky - easy to get burn't/bitter.

Would this lighter version be more appropriate for northerner tastes? I do make a red beans and rice with andiouille occasionally (not often enough - DW isn't a fan)

http://www.amazon.com/Karys-Roux-oun...MXR87FAW68RBR7

or this:

http://www.amazon.com/Savoies-Light-...d+fashion+roux


PS/PSA: Could people please include a link to the products they mention?! It would be very helpful - thanks!

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I need to try that stuff. Even getting a very light roux takes some time, and us northerners aren't very practiced in the art! Getting into the darker ones is risky - easy to get burn't/bitter.

Would this lighter version be more appropriate for northerner tastes? I do make a red beans and rice with andiouille occasionally (not often enough - DW isn't a fan)

http://www.amazon.com/Karys-Roux-oun...MXR87FAW68RBR7

or this:

[url]http://www.amazon.com/Savoies-Light-Roux-16-0z/dp/B007GQGAYQ/ref=sr_1_sc_2?s=grocery&ie=UTF8&qid=1453139136&sr= 1-2-spell&keywords=savoies+old+fashion+roux[/url


PS/PSA: Could people please include a link to the products they mention?! It would be very helpful - thanks!

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Never tried the lighter versions because I have worked up enough patience over the years to get to the peanut butter shade. I do order from Amazon due to my Visa points are Amazon.

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P.S. My Wife(Missouri farm girl) prefers I skip roux in my Jambalaya, ettoufee, and red beans so I sometimes will make two smaller versions.
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1) AA batteries for a few battery powered motion activated nightlights. The batteries in them lasted about 6 months so it's time for more.

2) translucent window film for the windows on the street side of my house, for a little more privacy.
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I also am tired of using a plastic spatula for my cast iron pots, so I was looking at metal fish flippers. I found one for $21, but Winco isn't a terrible brand, so I think this cheaper $5 might work. And if not, I'll return it for poor performance and get the more expensive one. I also like that this cheaper one has a wood handle.

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The trackpads on laptops aren't that great for me, so I picked up a mouse I'm hoping to save for my future gaming PC build. The shifting LED colors it's supposed to have seem pretty cool, and it has good enough reviews that $15 beats the $60+ of other gaming mice.

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For those Prime members that use them, Superfeet insoles are currently included in Amazon's 15% discount on athletic shoes. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=sr_1_2&sr=8-2
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One of those ultra-light micro fiber towels. I got the extra small but I'm a little miffed that it weighs more than advertised (spec is 1.3oz but weighs 1.4oz). Will use this to either cover my camera or clean it off when hit by rain/spray.

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Dang, I had no idea it was possible to spend $50 for insoles. I don't spend that much on the shoes!
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Swivel barstools for the kitchen peninsula (counter) at my Dream House:

Comfortable, easy to assemble, about the right height, but for some unknown reason they don't quite float my boat. I'll give them some time.
Time has passed, and I hated that swivel barstool more and more as time went by. (I don't know why I used the plural in my post above, because luckily I only bought one.) My swivel barstool not only didn't float my boat, it became as annoying as a pebble in my shoe or a thorn in my sock, and was the source of considerable grumbling under my breath.

So, last week I got what for me is a *MUCH* better barstool. It's cheap, extremely sturdy, just the right height, comfortable, not terribly heavy, and doesn't take much room. This one I really like! It doesn't look comfortable but it really is, and in every desirable quality it is just right. So, I ordered another yesterday and might order a third one later on.



I guess this is one case in which the cheaper option actually is better. THIS one floats my boat. It requires felt adhesive pads to protect my hardwood floor, but they didn't cost much either.
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.... It's cheap, extremely sturdy, just the right height, comfortable, not terribly heavy, and doesn't take much room. This one I really like! It doesn't look comfortable but it really is, and in every desirable quality it is just right. So, I ordered another yesterday and might order a third one later on.



I guess this is one case in which the cheaper option actually is better. THIS one floats my boat. It requires felt adhesive pads to protect my hardwood floor, but they didn't cost much either.
We have two of those in our kitchen and love them--they completely fit under the counter overhang when not in use, and are very comfortable. I like the simple design, too.
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So, last week I got what for me is a *MUCH* better barstool.
That's pretty funny. I had the same experience with a very similar barstool to yours, and I got rid of mine, too (3 of 'em).

Then I replaced them with the same kind you did, and am much happier with them. $10 each at Wally World.
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