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Old 10-13-2012, 05:14 PM   #11141
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For the first time I went on a photowalk, which is what it sounds like - a bunch of photographers go somewhere and take photos of whatever strikes their fancy. Then they collectively decide which is the best photo of the day.

Okay, ya kinda have to like that sort of thing. Anyway, Sharpsburg, MD is a reasonably photogenic town with some history to it.

All in all a good way to spend the morning. Met some new people, had a good time, will do it again next year.
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I've discovered I'm more of a biscuit dough handler than phyllo dough.

It turned out very well and I'm stuffed right about now.

Here's a pic....
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Went to a baseball game today (five, actually) where my 10 year old grandson hit his first home run. It smashed the windshield of a car in the parking lot - his grandmother's car.

No, it wasn't DW's car - it was his other grandmother!
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Went to a baseball game today (five, actually) where my 10 year old grandson hit his first home run. It smashed the windshield of a car in the parking lot - his grandmother's car.

No, it wasn't DW's car - it was his other grandmother!
Precious. I'm sure that will be a great family story for a long time to come.
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Went to a baseball game today (five, actually) where my 10 year old grandson hit his first home run. It smashed the windshield of a car in the parking lot - his grandmother's car.
No, it wasn't DW's car - it was his other grandmother!
So whose car was he aiming for?

Is this one of those leagues where they require family members of the players to park their cars against the outfield fence?
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Went to a baseball game today (five, actually) where my 10 year old grandson hit his first home run. It smashed the windshield of a car in the parking lot - his grandmother's car.

No, it wasn't DW's car - it was his other grandmother!
That's a classic, sure to be remembered for generations.
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That's a classic, sure to be remembered for generations.
That's for sure, especially if his grandmother, a widow in her late 70's, has anything to say about it.

We couldn't figure out why she didn't want the glass repair folks to come to the ballpark to replace it. It seems she wanted to take it home and park in the driveway to show her neighbors...
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No, it wasn't DW's car - it was his other grandmother!
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Beautiful day here yesterday. Drove to PA with DD and 4 yr old granddaughter and met sister, niece and boyfriend and went to pumpkin patch. Went on hayride, through a corn maze, hay bale jumping, petting zoo and had such a good time with all.
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It turned out very well and I'm stuffed right about now.

Here's a pic....
Yum. That looks so good. Between freebird's prep tips and your photos all I can think about is DW's baklava. I can feel the pounds coming on.
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Yum. That looks so good. Between freebird's prep tips and your photos all I can think about is DW's baklava. I can feel the pounds coming on.
Thanks y'all...

...and yes, I like handling things. Always have been a 'hands on' kind o' gal... (bahdoomching!)

For now I'm gonna stay away from phyllo dough tho...at least for a few days. I need to give my bruises a chance to heal.
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I awoke to a chily morning - 31F. Brrrrrrr
I made Mr B and I some buttermilk crepes - thinner batter and cooked in the classic crepe style. I added a few pieces of smoked maple BACON to the feast. yum yum....

I checked on my plants in the enclosed porch. Most of the pepper plants were wilted, so I harvested the fruits and cut down the plants for the compost.

I just had to play with my food...photo 1, Peppers in Paradise.

Then the other side of my brain kicked in...photo 2, Peppers on Parade.

Now I KNOW I'm losing it.
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Gonna fix a new Greek dish tonight. The crust is Phyllo sheets, a mixture of spinach, feta cheese, eggs, onion and garlic will go in the dish. On a whim, decided to add ground lamb. Will heat up left over Dolmas as well.

It's called Spanakopita. Say that three times really fast.

Sounds kind of naughty doesn't it?
Spank-a-whattica?

Might have to try that.

I have made moose caca moussaka before.
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Spank-a-whattica?

Might have to try that.

I have made moose caca moussaka before.
I highly recommend it.

I'm considering Puttanesca...might have to leave the windows open for that one.
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Spank-a-whattica or moussaka

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Had to look that one up. Interesting! How that name came about, anybody knows?

PS. The missus wanted to make a quick run to a nearby Costco for some staples. So just came back from there. Saw they had boxes of Spank, er, Spanakopita in the freezers. Too big a box for me to try now, but will get one to serve as appetizer finger food for Thanksgiving.
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PS. The missus wanted to make a quick run to a nearby Costco for some staples. So just came back from there. Saw they had boxes of Spank, er, Spanakopita in the freezers. Too big a box for me to try now, but will get one to serve as appetizer finger food for Thanksgiving.
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Nice day here today (62F) so I got ambitious and took out my sailboat, the boatlift (with DS, my 4WD pickup and a bit of improvisation), the dock, the jet ski and the jet ski lift. DW actually mentioned that I was ambitious today!!

The only toy left in the water is my bowrider and my Mom's dock (which easily pulls out of the water with my pickup).

Still need to powerwash a summer of pond scum off the pieces that were under water but we'll have nice days to do that before the snow flies.
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I've discovered I'm more of a biscuit dough handler than phyllo dough.

It turned out very well and I'm stuffed right about now.

Here's a pic....
Nice job! Although not 100% traditional, I like the idea of putting ground lamb in it.

Mr B and I bought five 2 lb butterflied boneless lamb pieces for an excellent price when we were in NH in Septmber.
I intend to grind at least one up and make some homemade gyro (pronounced (h)yeer-oh) meat. I don't own a rotisserie but I have a few ideas for making it in the convection over. Frequent spraying with basting juice will be key to keeping it moist.
I just need to find the recipe for the spices for gyro meat. These look pretty good at first glance.
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I am recovering from a very looooong day yesterday.

My Jets had a great day

It was mid 70s temps, sunny, and the crowd was well behaved. I paid $12.00 for a draft Heineken beer. Domestic bottled beer (plastic stadium version) was $9.50 so I said what the heck. I bought my friend one also since he refused my offer for gas money. One each was plenty.

My downstate NY accent has been re-charged. I had a hot pastrami sandwich with spicy deli mustard for lunch. I brought REAL bagels home. Life is good.

A few pics..I made sure I got a pic of the cheerleaders for youse guys...
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I just finished happily hand washing last nights dinner. Happy why, the last flush last night was water less. Out to the circuit breaker, and the pump house, couldn't find anything wrong, decided to wait for the break of dawn to check the cables in the wellhead. Found the problem easily enough the black wire to the main motor winding was fried. Now how far down my 450 ft well will I have to replace? Luckily not far, looks like the insulation was worn and shorted out on the steel well casing. Still ended up being an hour job, Ms G was so happy, I again got the hero's welcome when the faucets ran water. Ohm test shows that my pump motor is just about the same place it was 4 years ago, not 100% more like 80% and that's good enough.
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