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Meg VMeg

Meg VMeg

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If you had to prepare/cook a ton of kale/chard in some way that you could freeze and eat it later (either on its own or as part of a larger stew/crockpot/whatnot), what would you do?
Hmm. Chop, blanch, and freeze in bags? - laura x
I've done similar to Laura (containers, not bags -- but on reflection, bags would work better). Good for stews, etc. - Catherine Pellegrino
A tip for using the freezer bags: use brand new ones, and then as you're sealing the bag, insert a straw into the last corner of the ziplock closure and suck out as much air as you can before closing. - lris
Freeze raw, then use in smoothies. - Brent Schaus from FFHound!
These are perfect, thanks! (NO FUCKING WAY, THIS IS MY FUCKING KALE/CHARD) - Meg VMeg
(FINE, KEEP ALL THE KALE/CHARD!) (We're making quiches with ours, btw, but you can't freeze that.) - Zamms
I have disavowed being some random person's backup Gmail account 3 times today. I am tired.
have i mentioned i am getting this at home now? When some guy bought his car they put the wrong address on everything, so I am getting all his GM propaganda, statements, etc. - holly #ravingfangirl
and not long after we moved into this house, some woman (APRIL L REEVES) gave our number to her creditors. So off and on, we get repeated calls for her from them. i only say this because we got one today when we haven't had one in months. i hate people. - holly #ravingfangirl
There are two or three different people that seemed to give out my home number to their creditors, as well, for a long time. Haven't gotten a lot of calls for any of them recently, but I did get tired of getting phone calls for Don/Donna/John Amistadi, and calls for Donna George as much as I did. It was still happening 6 or 7 years after I had the number, so it's not like it was just a few leftover people that had the number. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
yep, same here. I'd had this phone number for probably 10 years before the calls started (sorry for the threadjack, meg) - holly #ravingfangirl
Nope, not a threadjack, I hate all of them. - Meg VMeg
Today, mine is either a research biogeochemist at USGS or someone who can't spell and thinks Joan from Mad Men is super-cool. - Meg VMeg
I cannot believe it takes 30 minutes, minimum, to cook brown rice in the microwave. What a stupid food.
Like, I don't know if the microwave can microwave for that long? - Meg VMeg
They can, but I wouldn't be surprised if they don't use a lot more energy than a stove doing it that way. - Jennifer Dittrich
Ridiculous. - Meg VMeg
Totally. - Marie
our first microwave came with a recipes to cook a turkey in it. 2hr plus. - jambina
lolololololol - Meg VMeg
Am I high on meds or was there a microwave cooking show in the 80s? - Zamms
You say that as though it's an either-or. - Walt Crawford
Personally, I want a pressure cooker. - Friar Will
Walt made me lol even more. - Meg VMeg
So Infiniti drivers are extremely distracted, if not just plain bad at driving, is what I'm understanding from this commercial.
I had the SAME thought. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I am too important to focus on driving. They all live in DC. - Zamms
Seriously, this commercial is begging for a mash-up with David After Dentist: "I CAN'T SEE ANYTHING" "I DON'T FEEL TIRED" "I FEEL FUNNY" - Meg VMeg
There was a fake French faux-metal band busking outside my work as I left. Then, on the subway, the woman across from me proceeded to shuck 5 ears of corn. I don't think I can live anywhere else.
This is quite good. I crossed it with the Budget Bytes version: - Meg VMeg
Sounds nom - Marie
Oh, we make a version of this from one of the Moosewood cookbooks. Now that the weather has turned, I'll have to put it back into rotation, 'cause it's delicious. - Catherine Pellegrino
King of desks! (FOREVER AND EVER) And desk of desks! (HALLELUJAH HALLELUJAH)
The archeduke of escritoires! - Mark Trapp
♫ There's a little water spot on the wood today... ♫ - April Russo
Earl of End Table? - April Russo
The 'Duke of Drawers' sounds vaguely naughty. - Jennifer Dittrich
Count of Cabinet. - April Russo
Sovereign of Secretaires? - Laura
(LOL @ April's first comment.) - LB creeps me out. from Android
Yeah, that was the other King of Desks song. :P - April Russo
Love the Geico commercial where Kenny Rogers sings The Gambler.
I always want to sing it to people at extremely relevant (yet always inappropriate) times. - Meg VMeg
there are too many opportunities to sing that in academia. it's almost criminal. - jambina
Saw this for the first time recently. LOLed. :) - LB creeps me out. from Android
You just know that Kenny has done that in real life... several times. - Julian
I couldn't recognize him except for the voice - Victor Ganata from iPhone
A friend of mine won a Kenny Rogers lookalike contest several years ago. He looked more like Kenny than Kenny did! - LB creeps me out. from Android
Drinking expensive margaritas in the airport because they're damn good expensive margaritas.
And because I'm getting in to Newark at 10pm, which was a terrible idea. - Meg VMeg from Android
Newark at any time is a horrible idea, so yeah. - RepoRat
Timing it. Landed at 9:48, found the express bus at 10:05, left Terminal C at 10:15. - Meg VMeg from Android
Well played, Smith. - Stephen Francoeur
Welllllllllllllll we may or may not be dropping someone off at her friend's house. - Meg VMeg from Android
That is not a euphemism, there is a passenger (not me) who would strongly prefer to be dropped off at her friend's house. - Meg VMeg from Android
i still can't believe you made that connection! - jambina
The express buses come every 15 minutes, allegedly, so it would have been fine either way (allegedly). Got to Bryant Park at 10:50, train showed up at 11:03, then went FUCKING LOCAL DAMMIT, home at 11:40. Much better than NJTransit, I think. - Meg VMeg
Subway driver wanted to take you on the scenic route, as you were probably wondering what all the stops looked like while you were away (and all the excitement you missed in NYC while you were gallivanting around TX). - Stephen Francoeur
Life is hard. May your struggle be cost-effective and/or time-efficient and/or incalculably rewarding (in that order, I think).
My dad had the same kindergarten teacher as Bob Dole. Here he is at age 1.
Sorry, that's my dad, not Bob Dole nor the teacher #pronouns - Meg VMeg from Android
Who's riding your dad? - Stephen Francoeur
I thought the horse was named Bob Dole. - Steve C Team Marina
Grandpa was a Texaco man.
We think he started getting better gifts after 20 years, that's why the pins stop there. - Meg VMeg from Android
"Sorry, we don't have Coke, only RC Cola, is that okay?" "YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS DEAR LORD YES"
Hah! That's totally me at one of our local diners. YES, PLEASE. - Jennifer Dittrich
I can't remember the last time I had an RC Cola. - Steele Lawman
*wants a Moon Pie* - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
^Southern Sacrament - MoTO: Team Marina from Android
This is where I should point out that my sister in law manages the Moon Pie General Store in Chattanooga - - ellbeecee
Oh! I had moon pies in Chattanooga last week! - Glen Campbell
I've never felt closer to you guys than at this very moment. - MoTO: Team Marina from Android
I don't know what it says about where I live, but all the stores have RC here. Not many restaurants, though. - Catherine Pellegrino from iPod
the Moon Pie General Store?? Road Trip!!! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
also: ▶ RC Cola & a Moon Pie: NRBQ - YouTube - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
My family made fun of me on vacation last year when we were buying snacks for the week and I was excited to find moon pies. I grew up down the street from an RC bottling plant. - Alan
That must have been like living next to the pearly gates! - MoTO: Team Marina
If a place has RC Cola instead of Coke, I check the other options. - John (bird whisperer)
HERETIC! - MoTO: Team Marina
We get RC Cola quite a bit around here, but that's probably related to the fact that we have a major RC bottling plant right down the road. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
This is what summers should sound like.
I wish I'd recorded the katydids when we lived in rural Tennessee. They were absolutely deafening. - Catherine Pellegrino
so tempted to process this and use it as a soundbed for a track. may i? - Big Joe Silence
Joe, be my guest! - Meg VMeg
Catherine, I was worried the neighbors would call the cops if I got any closer to their tree with my laptop, but yeah, it's much louder than this would indicate. - Meg VMeg
I bet! With the katydids, it wasn't just the sheer volume (though there was that, too) -- there were, like, thousands of them. It was like living in the middle of a Steve Reich phase-shifting piece. - Catherine Pellegrino
That's now my new ringtone. - Stephen Francoeur from Android
<3 - Meg VMeg
I really like cicadas, even the ones that sound like power saws. - John (bird whisperer)
Hail Steve, son of neighbor, the Lord is with thee.
*Mr Rooter wink* - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
My dad keeps the vodka in the same freezer as the important/tax documents that were soaked when the basement flooded 10 years ago.
Tonight I'm going to remember to record the cicadas. - Meg VMeg
Tonight my sister is indoctrinating me into the ways of "nacho tacos".
Just had my bare foot groped/held as I climbed the stairs leaving the subway platform *crosses that off some list*
Ick. - Steele Lawman
Right? On the plus side, it's good to be reminded that you will instinctively yell your fucking head off until the dude gets the fuck away, and that it's not ever going to be like a bad dream, in that sense. - Meg VMeg
ew! I am sorry. - RepoRat
Ugh ugh ugh. - Corinne L
i hate that list. - jambina
the fuck - kendrak
What!!? Gah. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
My kingdom for a croquembouche.
So I can get one from a bakery near work: I'll have to call to see what the minimum is. - Meg VMeg
Still the best mayor ever
Wonderful image. - Marie
Does he always have his kids at hand or does it just happen I've only seen photos of the whole family? Most politicians try to keep their kids out of the spotlight, he seems to do the opposite. - Soup in a TARDIS
This Gillette commercial, with the razors shaving a raw chicken cutlet or sushi or something, makes me nervous and slightly nauseated.
Helped a dancer from Martinique navigate the Atlantic-Pacific station after she asked me if Union Square was the same as Union Street (it's absolutely not). She was wearing facepaint, an elaborate crown, a coconut bra, and was covered in pheasant feathers. She'd gotten separated from her troupe during a stampede at the West Indian Day Parade.
On our way through the station, we had to stop because some European tourists wanted to take a photo with her. - Meg VMeg
She said that crowd control/security is much better in Martinique (re: stampede). I told her that's why I don't go to parades anymore. - Meg VMeg
I want a step-stool so badly, but it would take a bus ride and hours to get one, but I want a step-stool so badly, etc.
Isn't there a you can order from? - Zamms
Can only have Amazon delivered to work, and it would be harder to get home during rush hour with stupid step-stool. - Meg VMeg
It's also possible I'm just in a self-pitying mood. WOE IS ME, THAT EVERYONE ELSE HAS SUCH EASY LIVES, WITH STEP-STOOLS AT EVERY TURN. - Meg VMeg
I love you, Meg. - Zamms
I am drinking a Fresca made with real sugar!
how is that even possible! - kendrak
I don't know! It could be really, really, really old! - Meg VMeg
Made in Honduras! - Meg VMeg
I was just going to ask if it was from Mexico. - Stephen Francoeur
Imported by someplace in Copiague, NY. - Meg VMeg
Oh man, I need a Fresca now. - Zamms
You jerks have been holding out on me, re: existence of sangrita.
what the what? - kendrak
You would love sangrita. - Meg VMeg
A sangria slushie? - Andrew C (✔)
Sangrita is near Modesto, isn't it? - Zamms
Sangrita: It's like a deconstructed michelada, but with tequila - Meg VMeg
!!! - Zamms
The traditional chaser for tequila blanco :D - Victor Ganata
Do you remember anything about your first week of college?
All I remember is the horror of living in a triple with two high school cheerleaders. - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
I remember we did this at orientation: (warning: late '90s web design) which was fun and goofy and appropriate to the campus. - Catherine Pellegrino
About that week specifically, no. - RepoRat
I remember a great many things. Far from the whole kaboodle, but there's a lot that I do remember. - Marianne
I remember the COOT trip I was on - - and I remember pieces of things. I have little memory of the actual first week of classes though. - ellbeecee
I remember quite a bit from Orientation Week (including lots of trips to Target, as there was no IKEA then, and learning offensive chants that they don't teach them anymore), but very little about my first week of classes. - Meg VMeg
I remember a lot, too, including the first week of classes.This would have been fall 1984. We had a crazy system where you registered by showing up in the class you wanted to take and getting a card from the professor at the end of the first session, You could swap cards with other students if needed. After maybe another semester or so, we finally switched to computerized registration. - Stephen Francoeur
Oh oh oh, that's right! Registration happened in the gym, with cards and lines and frazzled administrative assistants. Also a crapton of surveys, with scantron sheets. - Catherine Pellegrino
My first week was an orientation class, too, the week before regular classes started. I remember that class very well. Taught by a married couple (she worked in admin somewhere, and he was an art prof). In addition to classroom time, we went out to the nearby state park, tot he Mennonite grocery store, and to the campus archive/museum. And I do have a few distinct memories from the... more... - Kirsten
We used cards with lots of carbon copy slips for registration (and Add/Drop) and had to take them to the registrar, and then maybe they printed something out for us? On dot matrix? - Meg VMeg
A few things very specifically, the rest impressionistically. - Steele Lawman
Playfair! So this was a thing - my campus did this too. This was in 1986. - Elizabeth Brown
Yes! (1988 for me.) It's still a thing - they had it here at MPOW this year. - Catherine Pellegrino
I had an upperclassman try to swap me rooms while I was moving into the freshman dorm (freshman dorm was the nicest at the time) and I remember a circle orientation activity. Don't remember anything about classes or registration. - Hedgehog
Yes. - Laura
From 52 years ago? I remember the orientation, I remember the feel of moving from a campus of 2,500 to a campus of 27,500, I remember figuring out how to fit into the "apartment" (oversize closet) I was living in before moving to the student co-op. And I remember falling in love with the Berkeley campus almost immediately. That's about it. - Walt Crawford
The marching band party out in the countryside with much pot and alcohol. my roommate's side of the room covered in Star Trek and Star Wars paraphernalia (including a Star Wars bedspread - He also literally believed he was Captain James T. Kirk of the Starship Enterprise, btw), experiencing true freedom for the first time. - Friar Will
I remember being so lonely and anticipating a horrible week since it was also my 18th birthday. The neighbors on my floor totally surprised me with presents and some time hanging out. It ended up being okay. - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
I remember going to orientation, meeting some of the people in my dorm, and starting my work-study job. I don't remember much about starting classes that fall. - John (bird whisperer)
We registered with cards filed in shoeboxes and swapped cards with people looking to trade. I took a bus and a streetcar until I found a ride. We had half-naked "posture pictures" taken in the gym. There were some evening events but they were mostly aimed at resident students, not "dayhops." - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
I remember feeling like I would never make any friends, and even my orientation group wasn't all that keen on me. - Holly's favorite Anna
So many things. The guy down the hall from me freaking out when they did a sex-ed talk in the chapel (he went to Catholic school). Camping for a couple of nights and talking with a girl about our favorite lines from On the Road. Thinking it was funny that my roommates both wore dresses/skirts when we were all moving in. Signing the aged matriculation book. Talking my way into year long Shakespeare. Thinking I might finally have come to a place where I was going to have friend for the first time in my life. - laura x
ya i remember that the senior's trying to haze /harass some of my buddies who went with me to school.. so I stood up to them.. kicked their butts.. I was street creed. nobody screwed around with our group /class - Peter Dawson
Flipping through the freshman facebook. - Stephen Francoeur
I remember waiting in an ungodly line to get my student ID thinking I'd have enough time to do it and get lunch in the three hours between calculus and physics, and ended up having to SPRINT across campus to the science wing to get to physics in time, completely missing lunch. I was a bit underwhelmed after the first day of classes, a bit overwhelmed after the second day of classes, and then leveled out by the weekend. Spent too much time figuring out the right Scantrons to buy at the bookstore. - Hookuh Tinypants
I remember a lot - the first week was 'Hell Week' for marching band. We practiced all day, every day, and then there were at least three parties and one road trip to perform at a high school (somewhere in the Tri-Cities.) We did an orientation, and that's when I figured out that one of my friends from high-school was transferring into my dorm, and by the end of the next week, we'd... more... - Jennifer Dittrich
As it was fairly recent, at least some. I remember all the weird icebreaker activities that took place on the quad. I still have some kind of distaste for them even though comparatively speaking, these were actually somewhat entertaining. - MariWeaver
In my first day of my freshman seminar, I thought I was super clever during the icebreaker. We were in Connecticut (Trinity, in Hartford), so when prompted to say something that was unique to me, I said "I was born in Rockford, Illinois." The guy next to me said, "Hey, me too!" We are friends to this day. - Jenica
Irony doesn't work when chatting up girls at a semi-legal beer hall in one's residence. - DJF
1982. Yikes. I went to Concordia while the vast majority of my friends went to McGill so I do remember feeling both incredibly excited yet a little apprehensive about feeling a bit isolated. Concordia CS at the time maxed out at about a class size of 50-60 so the actual experience didn't feel too different from CEGEP. - John Dupuis
I remember quite a bit - Soup in a TARDIS
First day: I met a very petite girl, Jenn, in my statistics class. She invited me back to her dorm room to hang out before I went to my next class (I was a commuter student). She sang along to "Teach Your Children Well" on her boom box, some random dude named Seth wearing a toothbrush and towel stopped by to say hello, and I thought, well, this college thing is pretty wild. - Corinne L
I remember going to all of the fraternity houses for the first time. Oh, and I remember my group winning a scavenger hunt that was part of orientation because we were the only group able to produce a used condom. - Katy S
Caltech sent us to 'frosh camp'. I remember one or two incidents from the whole thing. Also, I went to school a week early as part of the acclimatization program for international students. I vaguely remember they took us to Santa Monica. As for the first week of actual school, I don't remember anything. - Andrew C (✔)
Oh, I remember a ton about the first actual week of classes, particularly the part where I spilled coffee all over myself and the book I was reading right before my first class, which was baby Greek. I still have the book, with the coffee stain. - laura x
I don't remember first week of college but I remember that sometime that summer there was a special week for some kind of minority orientation. Wilma Rudolph came and spoke to us. I'd only been in the US for 10 or 11 months and I remember telling my mom how surprised I was to find out that blacks were a minority. Until then, I was the only Hispanic I knew in town. I remember one other Hispanic kid in the orientation group, and one Polish kid from Hamtramck. I don't remember anyone else. - bentley
Yes. I remember more about freshman orientation (we moved in about a week before the upperclassmen returned) than about the classes I was taking. I met one of my dearest friends in a world civ class that semester. I think my other classes were college algebra, music appreciation, church history, and our freshman colloquium, the "here's how to cope with college" class we all had to take. - LB creeps me out. from Android
I do remember that the entire first trimester of school felt like an entire year had passed. - Andrew C (✔)
I remember wearing a pair of J Crew flip-flops to class in the rain... funny thing about those J Crew flip-flops, they're really slippery when you hit a wet tiled floor. I wiped out on my way to Bible class... in a skirt. - Lola Bean (Penguin) from iPhone
I guess my answer is a bit different, if I'm talking about classes. I remember quite a bit from there, too - especially my Psych 101 and Gen Ed (really World History) courses, where I found and sat with several other marching band folks (three of which are still great friends of mine.) Our Gen Ed class made the school paper after an argument between the author and my professor over race/ethnicity/nationalism in Egypt. - Jennifer Dittrich
I remember making friends with a guy in a Sewer Trout shirt. I remember napping. - kendrak
I don't remember much (not because I was getting blasted) about what it felt like. I remember how sophisticated and funny the conversations were at the UCHA Co-op where I was going to live and how weird it felt to be the only freshman there (they have a long waiting list so most freshmen don't know to get on it that far ahead of time). - Spidra Webster
More is coming back to me: I remember an orientation session with our RA and dorm director about sex and STDs, and one upper-class student quipping, "and remember: bedsprings squeak." I can't remember if we played laser tag in the dorm during that first week, but we definitely played it my first year, until campus security put the kibosh on it. Same with the Purity Test(s). - Catherine Pellegrino
I recall a fair bit. Ha, so I remember during o-week I was with a group of 6 or so, and we did that team building exercise where you fall backwards and THE TEAM catches you—I MEAN, AREN'T FRESHMEN UNI STUDENTS TRUSTWORTHY! Anyway, it's sort of my own damn fault, but as I stood on the picnic table, at night, ready to be caught, I instinctively did my backstroke spring off the start block... more... - Micah
I want cake! There's no cake. All I have is 2% milk (no chocolate syrup) and The Strange Log
Neither of those is cake. - Marie
Maybe not, but strange log is awesome! Thanks Meg :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
It makes me so happy. All I could ask for, now, is chocolate syrup :) - Meg VMeg
The children of Facebook are going to burn Facebook down.
It will be glorious. - Meg VMeg
Leftover yellow dal, over rice, topped with 2 poached eggs.
Thanks, but if I wanted to feel bad about myself, I'd log in to Facebook.
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