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Old 05-17-2016, 04:00 PM   #261
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Regarding people bragging about cars: I grew up poor, and it was a big deal when someone got a new (or used) car. Everyone would come over and take a ride in it, etc.

When I started hanging around with rich people it shocked me that they never mentioned when they got a new car.

I still do. Old habits die hard.
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Oh yeah, NOLA is great. Fresh oysters, gulf shrimp, catfish.

One of the best dishes I ever ate was at Mulatte's (sp) near the convention center and it was a blackened catfish fillet topped with crawfish etouffe. Magnificent!

Give me a big bowl of seafood gumbo (don't forget the andouille) and some crusty garlic bread anytime -
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Regarding people bragging about cars: I grew up poor, and it was a big deal when someone got a new (or used) car. Everyone would come over and take a ride in it, etc.

When I started hanging around with rich people it shocked me that they never mentioned when they got a new car.

I still do. Old habits die hard.
True. I even saw a young friend brag recently, on Facebook, about paying off their car. I smiled. As he indicated, it's an accomplishment in his world.
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You are talking just like a coworker of mine!

He used to lament that people should have free time to travel, or just to hang around being beach bums when they are young. Then, when they can no longer enjoy life in that manner, they will go to work.

Sounds great to me, if you can talk employers into accepting geezers needing afternoon naps into their payroll.

By the way, he did not save, so was still working the last I heard.
Haha, I was a beach bum in my younger years. I did work second shift with higher pay. But the truth was the morning shift was very busy in the lab so I volunteer to do second shift.
My husband did take afternoon naps at his last job. There are jobs out there for geezers.
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Oh yeah, NOLA is great. Fresh oysters, gulf shrimp, catfish.

One of the best dishes I ever ate was at Mulatte's (sp) near the convention center and it was a blackened catfish fillet topped with crawfish etouffe. Magnificent!

Give me a big bowl of seafood gumbo (don't forget the andouille) and some crusty garlic bread anytime -
I love NOLA before Katrina. I've not been back since the 80s.
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Regarding people bragging about cars: I grew up poor, and it was a big deal when someone got a new (or used) car. Everyone would come over and take a ride in it, etc.

When I started hanging around with rich people it shocked me that they never mentioned when they got a new car.

I still do. Old habits die hard.
I grew up poor and most of the bragging seemed to be about how many deer they could hit with their cars. One time, my mom drove around for months with her hood tied down with a rope until she could afford to get it repaired.

I NEVER hear rich people brag about things like that!
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Honestly, I don't like lobster that much any more for some reason. Well sure, I like all seafood but lobster is nothing special to me.

Now fresh shrimp? THAT, to me, is heavenly. I guess when I choose shrimp instead of lobster, I'm hiding my wealth?
When we were down on Grand Island, we stopped for lunch and I had some of the best shrimp ever! Big and plump and firm! With shrimp like that, I never want lobster!
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Big plump shrimp are really good, 2 is all you need;

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Yes, I recall now reading about the invasion of giant Asian tiger shrimp. Are these that species?

I have meant to spend time along the Gulf coast the next RV trip to investigate. They are supposedly good eats, and are also found on the Atlantic coast from Florida to North Carolina.

See photo linked from the Web. With shrimp like this, who needs lobster?

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When we were down on Grand Island, we stopped for lunch and I had some of the best shrimp ever! Big and plump and firm! With shrimp like that, I never want lobster!
+1 Love our fresh Louisiana shrimp. Great taste, and not as expensive as lobster (here). Prawns are good too.

http://www.nola.com/environment/inde..._invaders.html
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Dunno. They are at the grocery store regularly and classed as "under 4", and are 4 to 5 bucks each. When I bought them the counter person reminded me that the price was "each", which was clearly how the sign read but apparently there were a few people that bought a pound and were "shocked" at the checkout. I guess they don't read so well.

Here they are broiled "scampi style" with a side of soy beans;

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Dunno. They are at the grocery store regularly and classed as "under 4", and are 4 to 5 bucks each. When I bought them the counter person reminded me that the price was "each", which was clearly how the sign read but apparently there were a few people that bought a pound and were "shocked" at the checkout. I guess they don't read so well.

Here they are broiled "scampi style" with a side of soy beans;
What is that? That's so expensive!

Here's a fish store where we sometimes buy our shrimp, and I discovered on their website that they do mail order.
http://www.fishermanscoveseafood.com...-by-the-pound/
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I like people who are into food and always take photos of their dish. Thumbs up!
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Those are 16-20 and are whole. Mine are under 4 and headless/cleaned.

I don't care how expensive they are, I just care about the flavor and ease of preparation.
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I like hearing about different people's spending priorities. I guess I save on sea food (can't stand the stuff) and alcohol but indulge in bike gear and travel. As I have gotten older, I have gotten more claustrophobic so indulging on business class seating is a priority even if we need to save on other areas of travel spending. We found a good deal from Montreal to Honolulu where business class was only $500 more than coach - for me that is TOTALLY worth it.


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Dunno. They are at the grocery store regularly and classed as "under 4", and are 4 to 5 bucks each. When I bought them the counter person reminded me that the price was "each", which was clearly how the sign read but apparently there were a few people that bought a pound and were "shocked" at the checkout. I guess they don't read so well.

Here they are broiled "scampi style" with a side of soy beans;

Just have to mention that we got those same plates for our wedding, circa 1985
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I dislike shrimp so this thread has lost a lot of appeal to me.
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I've read and heard a lot of really good things about the food in NOLA, this thread is (once again) making me anxious to go visit.
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Those are 16-20 and are whole. Mine are under 4 and headless/cleaned.

I don't care how expensive they are, I just care about the flavor and ease of preparation.
Ordered them for dinner in Kuala Lumpur. Two tails, a little longer than you pictured, but delicious.
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I've read and heard a lot of really good things about the food in NOLA, this thread is (once again) making me anxious to go visit.
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We've flown there in the past (and will do so in the future) primarily to eat at whichever restaurants DW has selected in advance. For a city its size, we think the selection and quality are unmatched. (and, of course, the music provides ample opportunities for enjoyment between meals!)
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