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BillyD 07-12-21 02:35 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22138550)
I will eat just about anything except for most chocolate, melons and horse meat.

It goes without saying the chocolate thing is a huge loss for you, even more so than the melons.

BillyD 07-12-21 02:38 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22138585)
I like the tartness and flavor of rhubarb, but I'm not a fan of the texture. Not surprisingly, I don't like celery, either.

Same, pretty much.

WhyFi 07-12-21 02:41 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22138846)
... a whopping 34 grams of carbs, blowing past my daily allowance of 27 grams max. :(

I would be one angry mofo if I had to keep under 27g of carbs. I commend you for not killing anyone... yet.

big john 07-12-21 02:42 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22138875)
It goes without saying the chocolate thing is a huge loss for you, even more so than the melons.

I'm a chocoholic, especially the dark. I can't remember ever trying a variety of melon that I didn't like. I don't like grapefruit or snails and I don't think I ever had horsemeat. I like almost everything else and I was shocked to read here that some don't like mangoes. A sweet, ripe mango is so flavorful and delicious.

BillyD 07-12-21 02:50 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22138884)
I would be one angry mofo if I had to keep under 27g of carbs. I commend you for not killing anyone... yet.

There are plenty of substitutes, I just got careless today and made a smoothie out of post-workout habit. Banana is the debil, but blueberries are no slouch either.

BillyD 07-12-21 02:56 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22138890)
I'm a chocoholic, especially the dark. I can't remember ever trying a variety of melon that I didn't like. I like almost everything else and I was shocked to read here that some don't like mangoes. A sweet, ripe mango is so flavorful and delicious.

Same, pretty much. Not crazy about honey-dews, they're not great if not perfectly ripe. Mango is the shizzitz.

Mojo31 07-12-21 03:04 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22138772)
Real, of course!

When we received the box with Dad's ashes, one of my sisters tied one of his bow ties around it. Also, put Mom's pearls around her box.

I guess that may seem weird, but that's how we roll.

Will hold off judgment on what is "weird" until you tell us where those boxes are today.

Mojo31 07-12-21 03:06 PM

Chocolate, desserts, and just about any type of fruit would be a dream diet.

genejockey 07-12-21 03:08 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22138936)
Will hold off judgment on what is "weird" until you tell us where those boxes are today.

Bookshelf in the living room, last I knew. The house has no fireplace, hence no mantle.

Mojo31 07-12-21 03:19 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22138942)
Bookshelf in the living room, last I knew. The house has no fireplace, hence no mantle.

I'll go out on a limb and say that is weird.

We took my FIL's ashes to Houston for internment in a facility in his church. I made him ride in the trunk. When we got to the hotel, I wanted to leave him in the trunk, but my wife wanted to take him to our room for the night. I couldn't sleep the whole night.

Yes, I know, that was weird on my part.

genejockey 07-12-21 03:28 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22138958)
I'll go out on a limb and say that is weird.

We took my FIL's ashes to Houston for internment in a facility in his church. I made him ride in the trunk. When we got to the hotel, I wanted to leave him in the trunk, but my wife wanted to take him to our room for the night. I couldn't sleep the whole night.

Yes, I know, that was weird on my part.

I dunno. What do you do with them? I mean, people scatter ashes in places the deceased loved, but there was nowhere in the world either of them loved as much as their home.

genejockey 07-12-21 03:37 PM

To amplify - by the time most Americans die of old age, they've usually moved out of the house they raised their family in and lived most of their adult lives in. Maybe they move to a smaller place, maybe they go into the Old Folks Home. Not my parents. They bought that place in 1962 and lived there till they died at 89 (Mom) and 100 1/2 (Dad). And now my sister, who made sure they could stay their through he end of their lives, owns the house (that was the deal), and plans to retire there herself. So it feels appropriate to us for them to be there. And it's not like people don't keep the ashes of their loved ones around.

Maybe not so weird. Or at least, not abnormal.

datlas 07-12-21 03:38 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22138973)
I dunno. What do you do with them? I mean, people scatter ashes in places the deceased loved, but there was nowhere in the world either of them loved as much as their home.

Recall what happened to Donny in The Big Lebowski? (edit NSFW dialogue)


Mojo31 07-12-21 03:40 PM

I know a lot of people keep them. Eventually though you could have a house full of urns. Then what do you do?

indyfabz 07-12-21 03:42 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22138875)
It goes without saying the chocolate thing is a huge loss for you, even more so than the melons.

Iíll eat sweet chocolate, like Snickers. Watermelon would cause an allergic reaction in my throat. Gets itchy. I thought I was imagining things but eventually looked it up.

https://www.healthline.com/health/fo...rmelon-allergy

MoAlpha 07-12-21 03:46 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22138784)
I prefer the Halo, but only in July/August.

Always makes me think about the neurosurgical external fixation device. :eek:

MoAlpha 07-12-21 03:51 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22138327)
Then it's gotta be gremlins.

Pulled the crank, wiped stuff off, squirted grease at random, reassembled it. Noise is gone, at least for up the street and back, it damned if I know what it was.

genejockey 07-12-21 03:52 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22138989)
Recall what happened to Donny in The Big Lebowski? (edit NSFW dialogue)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4ezPvzKe5M

Hey, at least they're not in Folgers cans!

Dad would object. He'd want to be in a Peet's Coffee bag, at least!
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genejockey 07-12-21 04:03 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22138991)
I know a lot of people keep them. Eventually though you could have a house full of urns. Then what do you do?

That's true of many things. As the oldest kid in both their families, my parents inherited a lot of stuff that had great meaning for the ancestor who originally bought it, and none or almost none to anyone else. For example, when I was a ute, I was visiting my grandmother, great grandmother, and great aunt, who lived in the great aunt's place near DC. I happened to offhandedly admire my great aunt's china cabinet. Fast forward two decades - great aunt dies, leaves me her china cabinet. My aunt, Mom's sister, great aunt's executrix wants me to pay the estate for the bequest, so Mom gets her hackles up and makes DAMN SURE I get the china cabinet, and for no extra money.

WTF am I gonna do with a china cabinet? SO it went to Mom and Dad's place, where it sits in the dining room, loaded up with all kinds of plates and dishes that belonged to various family members, the sort of thing the middle class of the late 19th and early 20th century acquired that made them feel more affluent. The sort of thing that few people of my generation, and even fewer of subsequent generations want. Frippery, but you'd feel bad just selling it because of the family connection AND it's not worth that much in any case.

Bah Humbug 07-12-21 04:16 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22139006)
Hey, at least they're not in Folgers cans!

Dad would object. He'd want to be in a Peet's Coffee bag, at least!

My grand-dad just wanted to be tossed on the manure pile

big john 07-12-21 04:17 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22139004)
Pulled the crank, wiped stuff off, squirted grease at random, reassembled it. Noise is gone, at least for up the street and back, it damned if I know what it was.

That was my experience with the bb in the Gunnar. Ultegra 6600, ticking and clicking a bit. Lubed it even though it all looked great and then it was quiet. It now has about 40k miles and I took it apart for the second time this year.

Mojo31 07-12-21 04:50 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22139021)
That's true of many things. As the oldest kid in both their families, my parents inherited a lot of stuff that had great meaning for the ancestor who originally bought it, and none or almost none to anyone else. For example, when I was a ute, I was visiting my grandmother, great grandmother, and great aunt, who lived in the great aunt's place near DC. I happened to offhandedly admire my great aunt's china cabinet. Fast forward two decades - great aunt dies, leaves me her china cabinet. My aunt, Mom's sister, great aunt's executrix wants me to pay the estate for the bequest, so Mom gets her hackles up and makes DAMN SURE I get the china cabinet, and for no extra money.

WTF am I gonna do with a china cabinet? SO it went to Mom and Dad's place, where it sits in the dining room, loaded up with all kinds of plates and dishes that belonged to various family members, the sort of thing the middle class of the late 19th and early 20th century acquired that made them feel more affluent. The sort of thing that few people of my generation, and even fewer of subsequent generations want. Frippery, but you'd feel bad just selling it because of the family connection AND it's not worth that much in any case.

Going thru that now with my parents. We are going to see them in a couple of weeks, and mom already told me to be able to pack my share of her Lladro collection for the trip home.

What am I going to do with Lladro porcelain pieces?

Mojo31 07-12-21 04:52 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22139041)
My grand-dad just wanted to be tossed on the manure pile

That's the ultimate destination for all of us no matter what we decide, isn't it?

DougRNS 07-12-21 05:40 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22138823)
I can't remember the last time I incurred a LPLO. I use OSX/Safari.

same. except I use android on my mobile device.

Velo Vol 07-12-21 05:49 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22138690)
I've eaten the same thing for breakfast every day since 2006 and there's nothing wrong with me.

Not sure if serious. If so, seek help.


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