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dougall wrote:adding another form of fat to the olive oil will also raise the smoking point as well.

Maybe for ghee, since it has a higher smoke point, but I don't see how that can be true for adding butter to olive oil.

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Good morning all.



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j5 wrote: quantum fluctuation to something about smoke and salad.



Speaking of smoke and stuff, I learned last night that Fritos chips are good fire starters, as well as cotton balls dunked in Vaseline. These are the fun things I learn in my spare time. Maybe everyone here knew all these things but I'm always excited to learn stuff like this, so I had a nice evening.

Good morning all! Anyone have anything exciting this weekend? I'm afraid to report I certainly do not- I have been coming and going all week. The biggest thing is going out to lunch*, laundry, and possibly getting a fish to entertain the cat.

* if the two people I am going with can get over the sickiness they've been fighting all week that is

I'm just hanging out, really.

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Grey cat LOVES watching water and bubbles go through the tubing during water changes, but otherwise the fish tanks are ignored.

This weekend: quilt work, have about half of the fabric cut for the Hot Shot pattern. Will finish cutting and start sewing. No deadline for finishing it.

Also going to the Allentown Comicon tomorrow. Charles Dowd, who writes Lilith Dark will be there, woohoo! :D

Also going to see about getting the compost barrel thingy assembled and read about what goes in.

Plus the normal boring stuff of laundry and cleaning.

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inkycatz wrote:Speaking of smoke and stuff, I learned last night that Fritos chips are good fire starters, as well as cotton balls dunked in Vaseline. These are the fun things I learn in my spare time.

Speaking of smoke and stuff, I learned from my sister yesterday that if you drop a gummy bear into a test tube with a little molten potassium chlorate in the bottom, it will burst into flames while giving off a spectacular light and sound show. (and search on youtube for "screaming gummy bears" for even more fiery fun!)


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Turken wrote:Speaking of smoke and stuff, I learned from my sister yesterday that if you drop a gummy bear into a test tube with a little molten potassium chlorate in the bottom, and it will burst into flames while giving off a spectacular light and sound show. Apparently a fairly popular science demo these days -- search "screaming gummy bears" for videos. (I'd post a link, but youtube is blocked at work)




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Mavyn wrote:Grey cat LOVES watching water and bubbles go through the tubing during water changes, but otherwise the fish tanks are ignored.



The Intern spends a strange amount of time staring out the back window (which faces an alley). While part of me thinks she'd be fascinated, the other part of me is worried because she loves water, and loves to play in the bathroom sink.

So I guess what I really need is a fish tank lid that latches securely.

I'm just hanging out, really.

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inkycatz wrote:vids


I didn't know Paula Poundstone was a chemist also.

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inkycatz wrote:The Intern spends a strange amount of time staring out the back window (which faces an alley). While part of me thinks she'd be fascinated, the other part of me is worried because she loves water, and loves to play in the bathroom sink.

So I guess what I really need is a fish tank lid that latches securely.



They make those. If they can get to the top, my cats will drink out of fish tanks, but neither of these really like playing in water. I've had cats that LOVED water and still never went fishing...nor really spent much time watching the fish.

That said, if you're going to set up a tank and are new to the hobby, let me know if you'd like advice. Dougall and I have a couple tanks around. ;)

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inkycatz wrote:The Intern spends a strange amount of time staring out the back window (which faces an alley). While part of me thinks she'd be fascinated, the other part of me is worried because she loves water, and loves to play in the bathroom sink.

So I guess what I really need is a fish tank lid that latches securely.




Your cat is named The Intern???????

Or has woot hired someone who likes to play in the sink???

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Mavyn wrote:They make those. If they can get to the top, my cats will drink out of fish tanks, but neither of these really like playing in water. I've had cats that LOVED water and still never went fishing...nor really spent much time watching the fish.

That said, if you're going to set up a tank and are new to the hobby, let me know if you'd like advice. Dougall and I have a couple tanks around. ;)



I'm inheriting a tank and some tank goodies from a friend (she's moving across country). I was also going to inherit her betta fish but it died, and since she's taking a break from fish (she travels a lot) for the moment I still get the fish stuff.

I suspect with her new place she just wants to upgrade to a much bigger tank when she gets all settled, which is also cool.

That said, while I'm sure she will probably convince me to head to Petco with her, get a new fish and fill my head with all sorts of information. I will likely not be able to remember everything and be asking for all sorts of advice!

I'm a little excited and fearful (kitty doesn't take to radical change well - she panicked at the Christmas tree for example) at the same time.

I'm just hanging out, really.

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j5 wrote:Maybe for ghee, since it has a higher smoke point, but I don't see how that can be true for adding butter to olive oil.



I agree, but I know there's lots of recipes that say X amount of olive oil and X amount of butter. I always figured that was why, but don't understand why.



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pooflady wrote:I agree, but I know there's lots of recipes that say X amount of olive oil and X amount of butter. I always figured that was why, but don't understand why.



oops, the olive oil will raise the smoking point of the butter, not the other way around.

that'll teach me to post to early in the AM.

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Afternoon everybody.

//goes to read back

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lplady wrote:Afternoon everybody.

//goes to read back



Not much to read.

I wonder if it is going to rain?
I should check the weather map to see if I should walk Rusty.

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dontwantaname wrote:Not much to read.



Yeah, overzealous volmods were here.

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dontwantaname wrote:Not much to read.

I wonder if it is going to rain?
I should check the weather map to see if I should walk Rusty.



Well there would be more to read if someone didn't delete randomly. Been raining here off and on lightly so you'll probably get it too.

TT, do you think it was the treats because the vet asked you what treats your dog was getting or did you figure it out yourself?

Poof, did you and/or hubby win at the casino?

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j5 wrote:Yeah, overzealous volmods were here.



Haha, we posted basically same thought at the same time.

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j5 wrote:Morning all.

I realized that when I read some of the comments in here, I get a mental image of some of you.

This is what it looks like:



ROFLMAO

Only thing wrong with that photo and the name matching is that Pooflady dyes her hair...other than that...

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j5 wrote:Yeah, overzealous volmods were here.




It was MY post to begin with!

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lplady wrote:ROFLMAO

Only thing wrong with that photo and the name matching is that Pooflady dyes her hair...other than that...



You can't know that. She is the woman of mystery.

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dontwantaname wrote:You can't know that. She is the woman of mystery.



She's mentioned it, tho. Not what color, but still.

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Mavyn wrote:She's mentioned it, tho. Not what color, but still.



This is what I always think when anyone mentions getting hair done.

I'm just hanging out, really.

Mavyn


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inkycatz wrote:This is what I always think when anyone mentions getting hair done.



*makes note not to EVER tell Inky about hair appointments*

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Mavyn wrote:*makes note not to EVER tell Inky about hair appointments*



I have a hyperactive imagination, it helps in a job like this.

I'm just hanging out, really.

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Mavyn wrote:*makes note not to EVER tell Inky about hair appointments*



pssshhhhhh,

my next one is 4/11, y'all think what you will.

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lplady wrote:ROFLMAO

Only thing wrong with that photo and the name matching is that Pooflady dyes her hair...other than that...


I view this as a function of personalities, physical appearances are not relevant.

dontwantaname wrote:It was MY post to begin with!


And No1's, and Klozit's (I think it was Klozit)

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inkycatz wrote:This is what I always think when anyone mentions getting hair done.




Blue.

That has to be Gatzby


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lplady wrote:Well there would be more to read if someone didn't delete randomly. Been raining here off and on lightly so you'll probably get it too.

TT, do you think it was the treats because the vet asked you what treats your dog was getting or did you figure it out yourself?

Poof, did you and/or hubby win at the casino?



We didn't lose as much as we took with us to lose. For us, that's a win.



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Mavyn wrote:She's mentioned it, tho. Not what color, but still.



Some kind of medium brown.



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lplady wrote:ROFLMAO

Only thing wrong with that photo and the name matching is that Pooflady dyes her hair...other than that...



So, I don't dye my hair?

Well of course not. I'm too young.


yep, that is the reason.

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Afternoon, folks.

I'll be in bed by 8 pm if you'd like to bide your time.

Grumpy 'til the day I die.

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AZGman wrote:Afternoon, folks.

I'll be in bed by 8 pm if you'd like to bide your time.



Good afternoon Mr Gman.



I have a staring dog and a meowing cat. How do they know if it is 5pm?
I've even tried to move feeding to 6 after the start of daylight savings time.

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dontwantaname wrote:Good afternoon Mr Gman.



I have a staring dog and a meowing cat. How do they know if it is 5pm?
I've even tried to move feeding to 6 after the start of daylight savings time.



Then don't feed them until 6; they'll adapt.

Grumpy 'til the day I die.

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Leaving for dinner. A restaurant this time instead of a fish fry.



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I'm actually going to be changing my hairstyle next week--drastically shorter. Am tired of spending time fiddling with it.

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AZGman wrote:Then don't feed them until 6; they'll adapt.



I'll send them to your house and let them meow and stare at you for awhile.

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And back. The grouper was excellent. Our granddaughter was our waitress, so of course excellent service. The bloody mary tasted great but I didn't like the shredded parmesan in it.



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Chatting with a friend and watching Torchwood.

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pooflady wrote:And back. The grouper was excellent. Our granddaughter was our waitress, so of course excellent service. The bloody mary tasted great but I didn't like the shredded parmesan in it.



It tasted good, but you didn't like it?

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