Turkey Brining Wednesday OT
November 26, 2014 5:23 AM - dibs
GM.

233 comments
November 26, 2014 5:55 AM - dibs
Healthy Thanksgiving Tip #1:

Replace butter with Greek yogurt

NOT
#1
November 26, 2014 6:08 AM - dibs
Interesting: "If using a self-basting turkey (such as a frozen Butterball) or a kosher turkey, do not brine"

From the America's Test Kitchen version of Julia Child's turkey cooking
Edited at November 26, 2014 6:08 AM
#2
November 26, 2014 6:35 AM - dibs
The sushi last night was quite good. We got a free grilled hamachi collar from the sushi chef who was American and originally from Stowe, VT. Alas, no Toro but they will have it for the weeks around Christmas. This place is a big seafood restaurant that just happens to have a sushi bar and a raw bar as well. The owner is a long time seafood distributor so the fish was great, especially the mackerel. I brought a litttle bit of the hamachi collar home for the cats. They loved it.
Edited at November 26, 2014 6:58 AM
#3
November 26, 2014 7:17 AM - Deleted
Had some pozole last night - Vs grandma sent it to her via fed ex. Holy shit. Awesome.
#4
November 26, 2014 7:18 AM - dibs
Apparently Michael Brown's father isn't always the peace loving gentleman portrAyed by the media

http://www.ijreview.com/2014/11/207705-debug-new-mike-browns-stepfather-calls-violence-ferguson-resident-mourns-loss-community/
#5
November 26, 2014 7:18 AM - DeadCatBounce
Every hater thinks their hate is justified.
The answer to hate isn't more hate.
And looting, burning, and mob rule, is an expression of hate no matter who does it.
Am I talking about Furguson, Missouri or Oxford, Mississippi?

#6
November 26, 2014 7:25 AM - dibs
Apparently looting in Oakland, CA last night too. If I remember, their version of OWS ended up in looting.
Edited at November 26, 2014 7:25 AM
#7
November 26, 2014 7:26 AM - dibs
Never had pozole. Sounds good
#8
November 26, 2014 7:27 AM - dibs
Is V Mexican? does she have a brother?
#9
November 26, 2014 7:34 AM - Partridge
No brining for you, butterball.
#10
November 26, 2014 7:36 AM - Deleted
Gm.
#11
November 26, 2014 7:36 AM - Deleted
Yes and No

Menudo is the more popular version. Made with tripe
Edited at November 26, 2014 7:36 AM
#12
November 26, 2014 7:39 AM - Partridge
Menudo?
#13
November 26, 2014 7:44 AM - Deleted
Lol Dassit!
#14
November 26, 2014 7:48 AM - dibs
I love anything tripe…menudo, stew, etc.
#15
November 26, 2014 7:54 AM - rf
pozole, yum!
#16
November 26, 2014 8:09 AM - Deleted
What is pozole? I've never even heard of it.

My culinary horizons have expanded, thanks to the OT.
#17
November 26, 2014 8:10 AM - dibs
RIP SDRL dividend.
#18
November 26, 2014 8:16 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
GM

Good luck with your Thxgvg travel plans, BHS & rower! May the force be with you!


Edited at November 26, 2014 8:16 AM
#19
November 26, 2014 8:24 AM - petebklyn
as long as they stick to the coastline should be ok. up here and westerm Mass(Lech territory) will be the problem
#20
November 26, 2014 8:24 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
Yucky day, but like a good Democrat, I'll only work until 2pm today. : P

Appropos of nothing...I have an assistant of sorts now. I'm actually kind of excited to work with her. She knows a lot more than I do about 'social media', and I'm learning a lot. And if I play my cards right, she'll make my job easier.

She was telling me a story about a friend of hers who went to med school, and now has $700k in school debt. Insane. Will this person ever earn enough to pay that back? And how long will it take?
#21
November 26, 2014 8:26 AM - petebklyn
don't fret, dibs. It already lost most of its value.
How's that bottom for oil prices you predicted doing?
#22
November 26, 2014 8:26 AM - BoerumHillScott
Thanks.
It looks ugly but not dangerous when we will be traveling.

Big shock on SDRL, especially since they had been stating the dividend was safe for another year.
I wonder how many lawyers are preparing the inevitable class action lawsuits.
I'm feeling better about being all cash for my non-retirement accounts.
#23
November 26, 2014 8:27 AM - petebklyn
If the med school person becomes a specialist -- sure will. no problem.
#24
November 26, 2014 8:29 AM - BoerumHillScott
I lived though a horrible downturn in oil prices during that 1980s that devastated the Louisiana economy.
Big lesson on putting all your eggs in one basket, and a cautionary tale about growing one industry too fast.
#25
November 26, 2014 8:31 AM - rf
Daughter's bus supposed to arrive at 7:40. We have to stop for shampoo on the way home from Port Authority.
#26
November 26, 2014 8:32 AM - DeadCatBounce
Don't own SDRL, but have a position in VLO.
(Yes I know, refiner vs driller - but both are energy sector)
No matter what, oil prices are going to recover eventually.

#27
November 26, 2014 8:33 AM - dibs
There has to be a CVS or some drug store in PA, no???
Edited at November 26, 2014 8:33 AM
#28
November 26, 2014 8:36 AM - rf
Are you talking about my daughter in Rochester, NY? Yes, of course there are but she lives on a closed campus without a car. And I as her mom am happy to oblige to 1) pick her up at Port Authority and not consign her to the A train after a 7-hour bus ride, and 2) stop at Target and park by a hydrant while she runs inside and buys her shampoo of choice. I will be happy to see her!
#29
November 26, 2014 8:39 AM - petebklyn
her bus route takes thruway whole way -- or through Binghamton?
Edited at November 26, 2014 8:39 AM
#30
November 26, 2014 8:39 AM - dibs
PA = Port Authority
#31
November 26, 2014 8:41 AM - rf
Through Binghamton. I think Short Line goes on the Thruway, Greyound goes 90-81-380-80.
#32
November 26, 2014 8:41 AM - rf
Sorry, Dave, I thought you meant Pennsylvania, your home state.
#33
November 26, 2014 8:50 AM - petebklyn
anyone having a Heritage turkey?
http://www.bloomberg.com/infographics/2014-11-24/thanksgiving-turkey-one-percent.html
Edited at November 26, 2014 8:50 AM
#34
November 26, 2014 9:08 AM - More4Less
Rain is fine. It's the 3-5" that I dont like (just as Dave would not like those measurements too).
#35
November 26, 2014 9:09 AM - Deleted
What's a closed campus ? Like they can't leave? Sounds like a nightmare.
#36
November 26, 2014 9:09 AM - Deleted
Pete, I considered getting one but decided against it. Too expensive.
#37
November 26, 2014 9:15 AM - petebklyn
I doubt the whatever snow NYC gets will last since temps will remain above freezing and ground isn't cold enough
Edited at November 26, 2014 9:15 AM
#38
November 26, 2014 9:16 AM - MontroseMorris
GM

Trip to Vermont tomorrow looking iffy. They said it would be snowing heavily by now here, but it hasn't started yet. Getting more and more overcast and it will probably start soon. which means it may end later than predicted, which will make trip even more unlikely. Oh well.
#39
November 26, 2014 9:16 AM - petebklyn
precip just starting here -- so I need to get to gym soon
#40
November 26, 2014 9:16 AM - Deleted
pozole is a pork and hominy stew - in a red chilli broth.......topped with diced onions/oregano/lime - holy shit it was good.
#41
November 26, 2014 9:16 AM - More4Less
Going to a friend's thanksgiving gathering hosted by his parents. So no cooking involved. Just bring my appetite. No cleanup too.

Just need to shut down the wine drinking early as I am the driver
#42
November 26, 2014 9:18 AM - rf
Closed campus meaning that it's not in the middle of a city like Columbia or NYU. There aren't armed guards at the gates but not really walking distance to stores off campus.
#43
November 26, 2014 9:18 AM - Deleted
Dh and pepper- are you going to apologize to me and dibs?
#44
November 26, 2014 9:18 AM - More4Less
Does V have some cooking skill z?
#45
November 26, 2014 9:18 AM - Deleted
Rf there must be a store on campus to buy essentials ie soap or condoms or toothpaste?
#46
November 26, 2014 9:20 AM - rf
Yes there is, and it's in her dorm building. But a girl has her shampoo preferences.
Edited at November 26, 2014 9:20 AM
#47
November 26, 2014 9:20 AM - Deleted
Oh right. Got it.
#48
November 26, 2014 9:20 AM - MontroseMorris
"heritage turkeys"

We have a friend up here who raises turkeys. If we were going to be home and cooking for people, we would have bought one from him. Farm raised, etc, etc like a "heritage turkey" but nowhere near as expensive.
#49
November 26, 2014 9:24 AM - Deleted
The What
Someday this war is gonna end...
#50
November 26, 2014 9:24 AM - Deleted
I think the heritage turkeys are almost a different animal. They have much longer legs and much smaller breasts (lolzzzz) and the meat is darker. Fattier.
#51
November 26, 2014 9:26 AM - Deleted
you're a different animal.



#52
November 26, 2014 9:28 AM - dibs
MM, weather should be fine by tomorrow. Probably nobody on the roads at all.
#53
November 26, 2014 9:28 AM - Deleted
Derp.

What'd you decide on for thanksgiving dh?
#54
November 26, 2014 9:28 AM - More4Less
Would something like that in NYC lead to houses half off??
#55
November 26, 2014 9:31 AM - Deleted
mom's cooking for TG - have to catch an 1135 train tomo morning :-| have to bake a pumpkin pie tonight
#56
November 26, 2014 9:42 AM - Deleted
I've never made a pumpkin pie but I imagine it's pretty easy since no top crust?

I'm brining my turkey in whey.
http://thewhitemoustache.com/juiciest-ever-whey-brined-roast-turkey-recipe/

#57
November 26, 2014 9:46 AM - Deleted
Thanksgiving ain't my thing but it's a gorgeous day
Edited at November 26, 2014 9:46 AM
#58
November 26, 2014 9:49 AM - MontroseMorris
Pumpkin pies are easy. Hopefully you are using canned pumpkins. I tried using fresh pumpkin once, it took forever, was really stringy and pretty awful. Way too much work.

A lot of people put too much sugar in their pumpkin pie. It shouldn't taste like candy.
Edited at November 26, 2014 9:51 AM
#59
November 26, 2014 9:49 AM - DeLepp
dibs, you buddy Carl on cnbc has twins.
#60
November 26, 2014 9:50 AM - Deleted
Today is a gorgeous day? You should move to Seattle.
#61
November 26, 2014 9:52 AM - Deleted
Ha. I'm really summer though. But rainy days feel fresh to me. There's a reason rain is so prevalent a theme in douche advertising.. talking about the feminine products, not people.
#62
November 26, 2014 9:53 AM - MontroseMorris
Hope you are right, Dave.
Edited at November 26, 2014 9:53 AM
#63
November 26, 2014 9:54 AM - Deleted
Speaking of fresh vaginas coming to life... my work plant Nicky is blooming nicely
Edited at November 26, 2014 9:54 AM
#64
November 26, 2014 9:54 AM - Deleted
Is that an orchid ?
#65
November 26, 2014 10:02 AM - Deleted
Yeah. Do u think it will survive the next four days without water and my love?
Edited at November 26, 2014 10:02 AM
#66
November 26, 2014 10:07 AM - Deleted
Yes
#67
November 26, 2014 10:07 AM - More4Less
Aren't orchids only require watering once a week or something like that - eg over watering it is primary reason they die
#68
November 26, 2014 10:10 AM - More4Less
Uber valued at 35-40B; wtf??? Really??? It's worth that much?
Edited at November 26, 2014 10:10 AM
#69
November 26, 2014 10:18 AM - Deleted
Moonface valuations are a joke... u see that shit all the time on shark tank. Its fun when they get laughed at
#70
November 26, 2014 10:18 AM - Deleted
Moonface valuations are a joke... u see that shit all the time on shark tank. Its fun when they get laughed at
#71
November 26, 2014 10:18 AM - pepper
GM.

I wore jeans to work in anticipation of this winter's first Snowmaggedon. So far, just lots of annoying cold rain. I'd rather have snow.
#72
November 26, 2014 10:29 AM - More4Less
No way. I prefer rain over lots of snow.

Pep, you got proper footwear to wade thru deep melting snow slush pools at the crosswalks???
#73
November 26, 2014 10:31 AM - pepper
No, M4L. I couldn't find my better snow boots this morning. Had to wear my non-waterproof ones. Risky.
Edited at November 26, 2014 10:31 AM
#74
November 26, 2014 10:41 AM - dibs
Pumkin pies one of the easiest. Mix the ingredients and pour in a prebaked crust. You can get some decent frozen piecrusts nowadays.
#75
November 26, 2014 10:43 AM - More4Less
Then don't forget the newspaper recommendation from the old dude
#76
November 26, 2014 10:43 AM - pepper
I like graham cracker crusts.
#77
November 26, 2014 10:44 AM - pepper
Yes, I used the newspaper trick last year with these dumb boots. Worked great.
Edited at November 26, 2014 10:44 AM
#78
November 26, 2014 11:14 AM - Deleted
newspaper trick

lolzzz
#79
November 26, 2014 11:22 AM - sixyearsandcounting
Great day to be on Amtrak from DC to NYC.
#80
November 26, 2014 11:24 AM - sixyearsandcounting
I'm not on Amtrak yet though - still in the hotel room.
#81
November 26, 2014 11:26 AM - DeadCatBounce
Almost bought SDRL. Would have but too overweight energy already.
#82
November 26, 2014 11:30 AM - Deleted
i almost bought an egg sandwich
Edited at November 26, 2014 11:30 AM
#83
November 26, 2014 11:33 AM - Deleted
Why do people these days prattle on autistically listing every tiny ingredient in their meals? It's really bizarre and annoying, u just want to say stfu
Edited at November 26, 2014 11:33 AM
#84
November 26, 2014 11:37 AM - Deleted
what?
#85
November 26, 2014 11:38 AM - Deleted
eh just said egg sandwich! I can't stand it if he listed forty ingredients in it.
Edited at November 26, 2014 11:38 AM
#86
November 26, 2014 11:44 AM - Partridge
Freezing rain accumulating on my outdoor table.
#87
November 26, 2014 11:47 AM - DeadCatBounce
That was a close call, dh
Edited at November 26, 2014 11:47 AM
#88
November 26, 2014 12:13 PM - dibs
All the painting done, at least the kitchen. Really like the color.
Edited at November 26, 2014 12:12 PM
#89
November 26, 2014 12:17 PM - Deleted
Those couches look really uncomfortable and like the belong in a Florida time share.
#90
November 26, 2014 12:18 PM - Deleted
And did George bush do the paintings on your wall?
#91
November 26, 2014 12:20 PM - Deleted
I like that color dibs. It's nice you're finally moving away from nipple colors.
Edited at November 26, 2014 12:20 PM
#92
November 26, 2014 12:21 PM - Deleted
Haha do you want me to repost my nipple pictures?
#93
November 26, 2014 12:22 PM - pepper
You are looking at your future in that pic, R'andi. ;o)
#94
November 26, 2014 12:24 PM - Deleted
Watch it pepper. I'll hit a girl.
#95
November 26, 2014 12:28 PM - More4Less
Pep is one of them Amazons so not sure if you'll be on the dishing or receiving end of an ass whooping
#96
November 26, 2014 12:29 PM - Deleted
Dh, do u know there is delivery on thanksgiving.? What about today, busy? I wish they had a help line or a website
Edited at November 26, 2014 12:29 PM
#97
November 26, 2014 12:29 PM - dibs
Less than a week in the ghetto and already talking like a thug
Edited at November 26, 2014 12:29 PM
#98
November 26, 2014 12:31 PM - dibs
Butterball's Help Line is open on Thanksgiving
#99
November 26, 2014 12:37 PM - Deleted
Rob you should get a real dealer, those delivery services are a totals rip off
November 26, 2014 12:40 PM - Deleted
My roommate has two, but I like the gourmet selection from this place. It's the only moonface commerce I dip my balls in, shoot me.
November 26, 2014 12:43 PM - dibs
The first of the rolling pins arrived.
November 26, 2014 12:46 PM - Deleted
Are they for up butts or for decoration?
November 26, 2014 12:48 PM - Deleted
Wow dibs exciting. What'd you pay for that?
November 26, 2014 12:49 PM - dibs
For decoration or use as a rolling pin making pie crusts.
November 26, 2014 12:49 PM - dibs
$49 including shipping.
November 26, 2014 12:53 PM - Deleted
Would u do my taxes for one?I see old rolling pins on stoops all the time.
November 26, 2014 12:56 PM - dibs
I'm not interested in plain old rolling pins, just nice antique ones with a nice patina. This one is tiger maple.
Edited at November 26, 2014 12:56 PM
November 26, 2014 12:57 PM - Deleted
I think cobble should do your taxes
November 26, 2014 1:00 PM - dibs
I think that's a great idea, randi.
Edited at November 26, 2014 1:00 PM
November 26, 2014 1:04 PM - dibs
randi, are you going to get an organic Christmas tree again this year?? You know they don't sell that shit in Bed Stuy, organic ones that is.
November 26, 2014 1:10 PM - petebklyn
snowing lightly now. had to shovel a little and salt before I could get up driveway even with 4 wheeldrive.
very wet heavy snow.

November 26, 2014 1:12 PM - rf
Daughter on bus, the final bus after panicking on the bus from RIT to the Rochester bus terminal.
Edited at November 26, 2014 1:12 PM
November 26, 2014 1:13 PM - Legion
700K in medical school loans will be easy to pay off?
LOL bwhahahahahahaa.
That's a good one.

No, not any more.
Idiot bobblehead doctors allowed their profession to be hijacked first by managed care then
by obama care.
The morons you saw nodding their heads behind obama on the White House lawn?
They're the same type of idiots that are being shipped to West Africa in Ebola condoms.

Try paying $3000 a month when you have a $5000 dollar a month malpractice bill (because NOBODY will ever touch the lawyer lobby).
Try paying $3000 a month when you're 30 years old and just started earning some scratch.
oh, and you want to live in the big city because god forbid you live in South Dakota, so add another $3000 per month in rental costs.
You want to eat? Ok add another 1K a month to that.
Say, didn't somebody say that you're supposed to go into "practice" after graduation?
Ok sport, add another $10000 per month for office rent, staff, equipment and supplies.
But wait, there's more!
Remember that Obamacare you were so gung ho about supporting? Well that ACA will cost you big in covering your own insurance, because guess what, you're the sucker who's pegged to pay for all of it since your solidly in the "middle class" now.

Ok sport,
go and enjoy your time in medicine and try not to look at the diminishing Medicare reimbursements,
they'll only make your cry in your stack of gauze pads.
November 26, 2014 1:22 PM - Legion
From the NY Post today:

"...Police commisioner Bill Bratton...attacked by career anarchist Diego Ibanez (insert photo of scrubby looking loser here)."

1. Bill Bratton deserved it for being another hand puppet for Bill Diblasio and Al Sharpton.
2. The career anarchist needs to take a bath and then take up pole dancing at Rikers for being the type of lowly coward that chooses to "riot" against his nation like a parasite instead of deciding to make meaningful change from within the democratic system.
This miscreant was also part of the agitators at the Occupy Wall Street mess.
Remember that one? Where the average "protestor" had a suburban home with mommy and daddy in a leafy suburb in New Jersey.
November 26, 2014 1:25 PM - Deleted
Legion - tldr can I get the cliffs notes version?
Edited at November 26, 2014 1:25 PM
November 26, 2014 1:33 PM - Legion
ok randolph,

700K in debt at 30 years old (assuming no mommy/daddy funding).
That's about $5,800 per month at the typical 8%-20 year loan rate.
Add $3,000 rent. $5,000 malpractice (if your're lucky), $2,000 living expenses,
$1,000 medical insurance, $10,000 new practice costs (if you're lucky).

That's $27,000 per month in expenses for the fine young doctor without even seeing the
first patient.

Good luck.
Especially when Medicare is targeting doctors to recoup the 500 Billion in costs that taxes won't pay on Obamacare.
Edited at November 26, 2014 1:33 PM
November 26, 2014 1:37 PM - Deleted
Yeah that sounds fucked
Edited at November 26, 2014 1:37 PM
November 26, 2014 1:39 PM - petebklyn
omg ....gov't is now targeting doctors. maybe just republican ones.
November 26, 2014 1:39 PM - Deleted
Don't forget the cost of rental bowling shoes, legion! And hair gel. Lots and lot of hair gel.
November 26, 2014 1:41 PM - Legion
It gets worse.
Many young doctors go into forbearance for a time while they get themselves set up.
Forbearance sounds nice but what it really means is that you go into a state of negative amortization where your loan balance starts to increase as they tag on all the money you didn't pay during that period of "forbearance" plus the interest.
By the end of that period, the intitial loan amount has fattened into a money eating succubus which won't go away. Not even in bankruptcy from what I understand.
Edited at November 26, 2014 1:41 PM
November 26, 2014 1:42 PM - Legion
hahaha,
fuck yeah,
a hair do from Bumble & Bumble don't come cheap.
...no wonder some opt for the Ebola Spring break.
November 26, 2014 1:44 PM - rf
Oh yes, I'm sure that's why they volunteer in West Africa.
November 26, 2014 1:45 PM - Deleted
I did y he forbearance thing for like ten years and nearly doubled my loans.. I still owe more than I borrowed and I've been paying every month for five years now. I was ignorant of finances because I had no good financial role models growing up and they didn't teach that shit in school.
Edited at November 26, 2014 1:45 PM
November 26, 2014 1:50 PM - Legion
I also did forbearance for a while and had the same experience.
They also don't tell you a lot of things when you're busy signing papers every semester.
Like the fact that you can't refinance certain loans.
Who allows shit like that? You get better terms from a corner leg breaker.
At least you can move to another state and disappear.
Not with the government though, they'll find you even if you're working the Taco Bell
in Deluth, Iowa.
November 26, 2014 1:53 PM - dibs
I was always glad I never got into med school.
November 26, 2014 1:54 PM - Deleted
Dibs wanted to be a bunghole doctor.
November 26, 2014 1:54 PM - dibs
dh, I was just in that ML exec's house…amazing place. It hit the high mark for a P-Town property earlier this year $7.7 MM. Some really incredible rooms and views of the water. Rupert is doing a mahogany ceiling and a quarter sawn oak floor.
November 26, 2014 1:55 PM - Deleted
Its not bad my interest rates are ver low. I look at it as just paying now for having had a nice life in my early twenties. I'm not interested in middle aged fun now, so I don't need the money

November 26, 2014 1:58 PM - sixyearsandcounting
"We apologize for the delayed opening of the cafe car..."
November 26, 2014 2:01 PM - dibs
"Its not bad my interest rates are ver low.


How low are they???
November 26, 2014 2:01 PM - Legion
Many folks get out of student loan debt by purchasing a home.
It sounds counterintuitive but it does work.
The market must be rising however so it won't work in places like
Detroit or Las Vegas.

They buy the property and wait a few years until they've built
a sufficient equity.
They take out a Home Equity Line Of Credit (HELOC} and pay off their student loan with that.

The HELOC is usually at a very low rate and the interest charged
on the HELOC is entirely tax decductible unlike the student loan interest
which has a very low limit.
November 26, 2014 2:01 PM - rf
Legion, undergraduates at my daughter's college have to take a webinar before they can sign for federal student loans. I believe it's the same at many campuses. Now that they loans are administered directly through the government, there is much less deception going on. Everyone gets their loans under the same terms and with the same payback options, including consolidation and cancellation under certain circumstances including working for a nonprofit for a certain amount of time.
Edited at November 26, 2014 2:01 PM
November 26, 2014 2:05 PM - dibs
I had loans for grad school. Maybe about $5-7,000 or so. It was from 1978-80 and interest rates were extremely high so the money I borrowwed at 3% and 5%, I had in money market funds until I needed it, earning double digit rates. I also speculated in gold stocks between first and second year and made some money there. Remember, those were the years of our highest inflation.
Edited at November 26, 2014 2:05 PM
November 26, 2014 2:06 PM - Deleted
We had to take a seminar before and after loans too.. it's not like we were really hoodwinked.. but my ilk tended to max out student loans in order to get fat refund checks. I am SURE none of RFs people do that just throwing that out there before she squaks about it.
November 26, 2014 2:09 PM - Legion
Well that's good to hear rf.
I know we had a few discussions here about the student loan bubble that's developing.
November 26, 2014 2:11 PM - Legion
That was a bold move dibs,
to go into the stocks with the loans.
I had briefly considered taking out some student loan money
to purchase a delapidated brownstone in Harlem.
...looking back,
I should have followed my instinct.
November 26, 2014 2:12 PM - dibs
Yes, it was very risky but it was only small amounts.
Edited at November 26, 2014 2:12 PM
November 26, 2014 2:24 PM - MontroseMorris
Here's the scene in Troy, now. Like Pete said, it's heavy wet snow. Very pretty.
November 26, 2014 2:24 PM - rf
All my info is second- or third-hand. I never took out loans, nor has my daughter so far.
November 26, 2014 2:26 PM - Deleted
U need to put out some pink flamingos or something, that view is depressing looking.
November 26, 2014 2:30 PM - MontroseMorris
It's snowing out, it's dark, and it's snowing hard. What do you want? Waterfalls and bougainvillea?
November 26, 2014 2:34 PM - Deleted
I don't know what means.
Edited at November 26, 2014 2:34 PM
November 26, 2014 2:35 PM - Deleted
Go out and make snow angels and take a pic for us.
November 26, 2014 2:36 PM - Deleted
A bonfire would look good out there.
November 26, 2014 2:52 PM - dibs
Went back to Mac's Seafood (where we had sushi last night) to get some lobster for pappardelle lobster alfredo for dinner. Some douchebag from Vermont ( a Democrat no doubt) parked in the handicap spot.
Edited at November 26, 2014 2:56 PM
November 26, 2014 2:54 PM - pepper
Or, maybe he was a handicapped person from Vermont.
November 26, 2014 2:57 PM - dibs
No handicap plate, no handicap sticker in the windshield. You think I didn't look? And he must have been eating in the rstaurant since there was no one else in the market section.
November 26, 2014 2:57 PM - Deleted
"Dibs wanted to be a bunghole doctor."

I always wondered: how does one decide to become a proctologist? How does one get the call?
November 26, 2014 3:07 PM - Deleted
"I had briefly considered taking out some student loan money
to purchase a delapidated brownstone in Harlem.
...looking back,
I should have followed my instinct."

Tell me about it. I vividly remember an argument I had with my father and uncles in 1980. I advised them to invest any spare money they had in the area now known as Cobble Hill, as I was certain that it was set to boom. My father's family, who came from around that area and watched its decline up to that date , told me I was crazy. I should have listened to my gut.
November 26, 2014 3:21 PM - petebklyn
" told me I was crazy" --- they were right about that part
Edited at November 26, 2014 3:21 PM
November 26, 2014 3:26 PM - dibs
The creme brûlées look great.
Edited at November 26, 2014 3:26 PM
November 26, 2014 3:26 PM - Deleted
Thanksgiving is tomorrow dibs.
November 26, 2014 3:28 PM - Deleted
"creme brûlées "

GOTD
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November 26, 2014 3:28 PM - petebklyn
you blow torch them?
November 26, 2014 3:32 PM - dibs
Creme brûlées need to chill in the refrigerator up to 24 hours, randi. And you don't torch the sugar on top until just before you serve them.
November 26, 2014 3:32 PM - dibs
Perte…I think the best creme brûlée I have ever had was at cafe LuLuc
November 26, 2014 3:38 PM - petebklyn
hmmm, never had them there
November 26, 2014 3:51 PM - Deleted
I've never had crème brulee anywhere.
November 26, 2014 3:53 PM - pepper
Have you ever had panna cotta?
November 26, 2014 3:54 PM - Deleted
It's like flan benson. But inverted.
November 26, 2014 3:56 PM - dibs
Not really, randi. yes, it's a similar custard but the hard, flamed sugar topping makes it completely different from flans which typically have a liquid caramel topping.
November 26, 2014 3:57 PM - dibs
Flan
November 26, 2014 3:57 PM - dibs
Creme brûlée
November 26, 2014 3:59 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
GA

Shitty day out, aggravated by the violence I just witnessed in the subway. A young guy literally leapt on an old man with a cane's back and knocked him down. F*cking hell. I'm having a glass of wine, it really shook me up.
November 26, 2014 4:00 PM - Deleted
"Have you ever had panna cotta?"

Nope. I'm a simple man.
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November 26, 2014 4:00 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
The custard is very similar, DIBS, you have to give randi that.
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November 26, 2014 4:02 PM - dibs
Maybe the custard part is, LIKE I SAID, but it's a completely different experience.
November 26, 2014 4:03 PM - pepper
It's a simple Italian dessert.
November 26, 2014 4:03 PM - Deleted
It's probably a pet cemetery by now. :/ Second tree down hill on corner of union street and fifth ave is where I bury my dead pets.
November 26, 2014 4:03 PM - Deleted
It's probably a pet cemetery by now. :/ Second tree down hill on corner of union street and fifth ave is where I bury my dead pets.
November 26, 2014 4:04 PM - dibs
And it is probably more difficult to make, the flan that is, since you first have to make a caramel sauce and the chances of burning that run high. Creme brûlée is much easier…just make the custard. If you dont have a blow torch, pop it under the broiler to caramelize the sugar
November 26, 2014 4:04 PM - dibs
Why did the kid leap on the man's back????
November 26, 2014 4:05 PM - petebklyn
I hate custard. I like creme brulee
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November 26, 2014 4:07 PM - Deleted
Primordial egocentric brain dibs. Collective ego dysfunction also explains the riots and looting. It's sad.
November 26, 2014 4:08 PM - More4Less
Legion, don't be too greedy. Things, for whatever reason, have worked out well for you.
November 26, 2014 4:09 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
The old man had chastised the young guy for peeing on the subway platform behind the trash bin.
November 26, 2014 4:10 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I like custards/flan/creme brulee.
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November 26, 2014 4:11 PM - More4Less
Don't worry. Cobble probably kicked that dude's ass.

Verbally of course
November 26, 2014 4:13 PM - pepper
The young guy sounds like a real winner. Was the old man ok?
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November 26, 2014 4:13 PM - Deleted
Old man's fault for engaging with the cognitively primitive. Very stupid
November 26, 2014 4:14 PM - petebklyn
one big branch of tree out my window just broke and fell from weight of wet snow.
November 26, 2014 4:16 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I did yell at him, he ran off through the turnstile, but had the gall to come back to the gate, curse a lot and yell that he now needed to get back in to catch the train! F*cker. Good thing he didn't hang around...I should've told to run home and whine to his mother that he missed his train!
November 26, 2014 4:16 PM - dibs
M's mother's housekeeper of sorts makes an incredible leché flan.
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November 26, 2014 4:17 PM - Deleted
"one big branch of tree out my window just broke and fell from weight of wet snow."

Fascinating. Almost as good as the JT reports.
November 26, 2014 4:19 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
The old guy said he was ok, but sh*t...the kid had his full weight on the old guy., who was using a CANE to begin with, that had to hurt, and the shock of it, the young guy had a running start. I saw the run up, but not the part where the old guy told off the young guy...it was totally f*cked up.
November 26, 2014 4:25 PM - rf
Had to clean some slush off the windshield but it's just cold rain, 34 degrees. Key Food on Fifth Ave. with the parking lot was hopping!
November 26, 2014 4:28 PM - Deleted
I didn't stop at the Ass, do u think it's packed too? Looks like another chicken viola night unless I go back out which I don't want to.
November 26, 2014 4:29 PM - rf
I heard a really good interview today of one of your favorite people (NOT!), Robert Caro, on the show of another of your favorite people I am sure, Leonard Lopate. It was very interesting and despite the hate, I think you might enjoy it.
http://www.wnyc.org/story/robert-caro/
November 26, 2014 4:31 PM - rf
No idea, Rob. Although the store was crowded, they had plenty of cashiers at Key Food so I was in and out (nh) pretty quickly. Also, fortunately, everything on sale from my list was actually on the shelf.
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November 26, 2014 4:37 PM - Deleted
As time goes on, Caro's scholarship has come under increasing scrutiny, and rightly so. He is a brittle person who never debates someone who has an opposite point of view. When Columbia University and Professor Jackson invited him to a debate on their Moses retrospective (about 5 years ago) he declined to appear.

His book is voluminous, but full of shoddy work. For instance, he gives over three pages to some Sunset Park "activist" who claims that Moses never gave any weight to the idea of running the Gowanus over 2nd Ave. Interesting, except that 2nd Ave ends at 36th Street. Moreover, running it over 2nd Ave would have involved tearing down a number of Bush Terminal factories, at a time when manufacturing jobs were fleeing.. Does Caro ever examine these trade-offs? Nope. Everything is black and white in his writing.

I never pay him any mind.
November 26, 2014 4:39 PM - Deleted
Wut
November 26, 2014 4:40 PM - Deleted
By the way, I appreciate that you characterized my view on Caro as "hate". These days that word has about as much weight as "racism". I also pay them no mind.
November 26, 2014 4:53 PM - Deleted
Yusotestybensonbro?
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November 26, 2014 5:02 PM - dibs
HB TT…75 today!!!
November 26, 2014 5:02 PM - Deleted
"Yusotestybensonbro?"

I'm writing a letter to the NYC DOF contesting two parking tickets I received for the same violation. I parked my car around the corner from DFB's place, and mis-read the sign. I thought it was a 2 hour parking zone, and paid $4 to park there for 2 hours. When I came back I realized it was actually a no parking zone, and there was not one, but two, tickets for the same violation.
November 26, 2014 5:05 PM - dibs
Can't they issue a new ticket every hour or so?
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November 26, 2014 5:11 PM - Deleted
They are 49 minutes apart.
November 26, 2014 5:12 PM - Deleted
Ugh that blows benson. Good luck
November 26, 2014 5:14 PM - Deleted
Saw your post re: Duffy mansion dibs. Not surprised it's baller. Dude is a horrible person but he's got good taste in homes

he let people in retail ops crash there when they were visiting the store up there for work (even though the apartment above the store is a company flop house)

Wonder where he stays now when he's in town
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November 26, 2014 5:21 PM - Deleted
You screwed benson. I think you have to go to court to fight those.
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November 26, 2014 6:28 PM - Legion
It's always good to try and fight a ticket.
Sometimes, they'll give you an offer to settle at half off which is a good trade off.
I'm in the middle of fighting two tickets I got while on jury duty.
They said I was parked too close to a hydrant. When I examined the ticket, the officer had put down the wrong number address.
I took out my phone, put the ticket on the windshield and took a wide angle photo of the scene
then a close up on the correct address.
I was careful not to include the hydrant in the photo, tehehehe.

I submitted my argument by internet.
I think I have a good shot.
November 26, 2014 6:31 PM - Legion
M4L,
you are right about the brownstone thing.
I missed that opportunity but took the next opportunity
ten years later and it's worked out well.
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November 26, 2014 7:13 PM - dibs
I think lobster might be the cats' favorite seafood.
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November 26, 2014 8:30 PM - dibs
I havent had Pasta de Guayaba in many years. Found it in the store here. You eat it with cream cheese.
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November 26, 2014 8:54 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Hello from Ditmas Park.
November 26, 2014 8:57 PM - Kensingtonian
Not robbed at gunpoint, six? :-)

Happy Turkey Day to everyone. Heading to San Fran for long weekend. Traffic will be a pain.
November 26, 2014 9:16 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Criminals don't go out in the rain, Kens!
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November 26, 2014 9:19 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Hi, What are you doing in DP, Six?! I thought you were in DC?
November 26, 2014 9:25 PM - sixyearsandcounting
I was in DC for a conference. Here for the holidays bc my mom's in Manhattan. Flying back to Abu Dhabi (weather is nicer there) on Friday.
November 26, 2014 9:26 PM - Deleted
Haha Dh, they took three hours tonight! I'm obviously not the only one baking this thanksgiving.
November 26, 2014 9:28 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Very nice! You jetsetter, you!
November 26, 2014 9:32 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Just reached Gold status on American Airlines thanks to all my flights on British Airways this year (all on NYU's dime!).
November 26, 2014 9:35 PM - pepper
Welcome home, Six!

Your subletter is away?

November 26, 2014 9:43 PM - Partridge
Hi!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Did it snow in NJ? Anyone know if I am going to make it there tomorrow. What's with the State of Emergency, BS? I'm tired. Can't be asked to find out on the interwebs.
November 26, 2014 9:44 PM - rf
Or are you with A?
November 26, 2014 9:47 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
What benefits does 'gold status' afford you?
November 26, 2014 9:47 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Hi LP,

No clue, in my own little chilly world over here.
November 26, 2014 9:50 PM - Partridge
I'll text my bro. Thanks for the response. I am in my own little world here too. BoCoCaland.
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November 26, 2014 9:53 PM - pepper
I don't know either, LP. Weather is Dibs' area of expertise, among others.
November 26, 2014 9:55 PM - Partridge
Thanks! This in from my friends at Zillow. Price cut. The sun is always shining in Philadelphia.
http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/409-Westview-St-Philadelphia-PA-19119/10284224_zpid/
November 26, 2014 10:01 PM - Partridge
Bloody hell, I've been working like a dog. Store fully stocked but still putting things out. Remember to shop early by me if in need of unique, affordable gift items. Great books, holiday ornaments, jewels etc. PLUSA Club membership card get you less 20%. This weekend thru next weekend best time for personal attention. After that? Cranky robotic shopgirl.
November 26, 2014 10:06 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Haha rf! Subletter is here too but she's a good friend. I am staying on her/my couch where I have taken many naps in the past.
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November 26, 2014 10:14 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Will do, LP! Can't wait to see! I'll come by on Fri or Sat. : )
November 26, 2014 10:16 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I've become addicted to watching glass making videos. I blame delepp. Corning Glass has some great ones.

Is stock boy scheduled to help you?
November 26, 2014 10:19 PM - Partridge
Stockboy will be enjoying a long holiday weekend. Sigh. I'm on my own on Friday and Sunday but have a friend helping on Saturday. After that, everyday is stockboy day.
November 26, 2014 10:32 PM - Partridge
Well, this was fun but gotta sleep now. Hope everyone is having fun and enjoys the holiday. Still can't find any info about snow accumulation in Morris County. Duh, dumb internet. Bro not responding to text. Must be knee deep in cranberries.
November 26, 2014 11:00 PM - ij
Happy Thanksgiving people!

Figured you would appreciate this commentary on Ferguson, the Ben Watson post that I guarantee you will agree with except for the last paragraph (some of you but not why you expect).

Life is complex and where the hell are the adults in all of this? C'mon, what gives?

Anyway, peace.
Edited at November 26, 2014 11:00 PM
November 26, 2014 11:01 PM - ij
Duh, here's the link. The night before Thanksgiving is hands down my favorite night to go out.

http://www.khq.com/story/27489010/nfl-player-benjamin-watsons-ferguson-post-on-facebook-goes-viral
November 26, 2014 11:09 PM - BirdnestHead
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Yo, Jester, 'Sup? Nice link.
November 26, 2014 11:33 PM - Deleted
There's a deep disconnect in America, people believe the events are not connected.

Ferguson, Mo is a real world tactical exercise into the future.
America is 18 Trillion in debt, a debt that cannot be repaid, the Federal Reserve is printing money out of thin air, in fact all Central Banks are printing having FX covert war without bullets. All economic numbers are negative and we're on the verge of a World Wide Global collapse.

There're Testing Equipment, Logistics, Military Takeover and Forward Planning to control America after the collapse of The Mutant Asset Bubble.

I know what you're thinking "Here Goes The What" again, saying the same old shit! I believe we're very close to that time and when it goes, Billions of dollars will vanish into thing air, asset prices will collapse over night, banks will close and getting access to basic things will be a struggle.

So enjoy Ferguson from the comfort of your own home, enjoy the peace while it last. This is coming to a city near you...

The What
Someday this war is gonna end....
November 26, 2014 11:40 PM - ij
What, the American century is over, everyone knows that. However isn't that Lech's avatar? People who constantly change avatars are the worst.

BNH, hope all is well.
November 26, 2014 11:45 PM - pepper
Hiya, Jester. You should stop by more often. Happy Thanksgiving!