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Old April 4 2011, 03:39 PM   #781
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Last Four Months:
Really nice drinking, shot and wine glasses from IKEA
Acer 22" 16:9 LCD (Second Monitor)
4x2TB Hard Drives (Raid 5 Array)
Black 2011 Hyundai Elantra Limited
Crapload of new shirts and jeans
iPad 2 32GB AT&T 3G Black + Blue Smart Cover

Needless to say besides upgrading my BlackBerry Bold 9650 to the new BlackBerry Touch or BlackBerry Torch 2 and perhaps a new pair of shoes this summer I am done spending money this year...
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Old April 4 2011, 05:53 PM   #782
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If your primary monitor is smaller than 32", I'm going to slap you for having so much storage
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Old April 4 2011, 06:29 PM   #783
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I bought a life-changing cake today.

My local deli/cafe always has little home-baked treats; brownies, madeleines, cupcakes and so on and so forth. But I'd never had a financier before today. My god, they are so awesome. They're similar to a madeleine, but a richer, crumblier texture and a much deeper flavour. What a glorious little treat.

How have I not been aware of them before now? I feel I've wasted years of my life...


i don't know what a madeleine is like. Must google. And a financier? That's a little cake or cookie?

I've yet to try "red velvet" cake. I have a feeling i'll love it. Just what i need!
Before I saw a financier made on one of those chef compeition shows, I'd always imagined them as cupcakes or something, dressed in little pinstripe suites with briefcases.

You must try the red velvet. When made well - and it almost always is - it's to die for!

Except, it always makes me think of Armadillo cake from Steel Magnolias.
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Old April 4 2011, 08:28 PM   #784
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My mum decided that she absolutely needed to be present in my Pandora bracelet, and so she bought me a beautiful Pandora charm:



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Old April 4 2011, 08:36 PM   #785
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The University Library held a book sale today. I picked up the following for only a few bucks,

Fiction

Jack of Eagles by James Blish
The Day after Judgement by James Blish
Macroscope by Piers Anthony
The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury
The Source by James A. Michener

History

Citizen Soldiers by Stephen E. Ambrose
Patriots: The Men who Started the American Revolution by A.J. Langguth
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Old April 4 2011, 08:55 PM   #786
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Yeoman Randi wrote: View Post
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I bought a life-changing cake today.

My local deli/cafe always has little home-baked treats; brownies, madeleines, cupcakes and so on and so forth. But I'd never had a financier before today. My god, they are so awesome. They're similar to a madeleine, but a richer, crumblier texture and a much deeper flavour. What a glorious little treat.

How have I not been aware of them before now? I feel I've wasted years of my life...
i don't know what a madeleine is like. Must google. And a financier? That's a little cake or cookie?
I couldn't tell you how they're made, but they're both small little sponge-esque little baked treats. When I asked what made financier so gorgeous, I was told it uses beurre noisette (browned butter) which is what's responsible for the deeper flavour profile. Whatever, it's lush.

No financiers for sale in the cafe today.

But apparently the entire batch sold out in record time last Friday, so it will return...

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I've yet to try "red velvet" cake. I have a feeling i'll love it. Just what i need!
You must try the red velvet. When made well - and it almost always is - it's to die for!
After this, I had to google it. Apparently it's very similar in taste (if not in colour) to Devil's Food Cake, which I have had. It's awesome. The brighter red colour of the Red Velvet version sounds lots of fun too.
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Old April 4 2011, 09:13 PM   #787
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I've been buying a lot of books lately. My very latest purchase is a copy of La Rochefoucauld's collected works, which shipped from amazon.ca today.
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Old April 5 2011, 01:07 PM   #788
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Logitech Driving Force GT steering wheel and pedals



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Old April 5 2011, 03:14 PM   #789
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Holdfast wrote: View Post
Yeoman Randi wrote: View Post
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I bought a life-changing cake today.

My local deli/cafe always has little home-baked treats; brownies, madeleines, cupcakes and so on and so forth. But I'd never had a financier before today. My god, they are so awesome. They're similar to a madeleine, but a richer, crumblier texture and a much deeper flavour. What a glorious little treat.

How have I not been aware of them before now? I feel I've wasted years of my life...
i don't know what a madeleine is like. Must google. And a financier? That's a little cake or cookie?
I couldn't tell you how they're made, but they're both small little sponge-esque little baked treats. When I asked what made financier so gorgeous, I was told it uses beurre noisette (browned butter) which is what's responsible for the deeper flavour profile. Whatever, it's lush.

No financiers for sale in the cafe today.

But apparently the entire batch sold out in record time last Friday, so it will return...

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I've yet to try "red velvet" cake. I have a feeling i'll love it. Just what i need!
You must try the red velvet. When made well - and it almost always is - it's to die for!
After this, I had to google it. Apparently it's very similar in taste (if not in colour) to Devil's Food Cake, which I have had. It's awesome. The brighter red colour of the Red Velvet version sounds lots of fun too.
Tis true. The recipe is basically a devil's food cake recipe with additional ingredients (and color) that make it amazingly moist. I have to admit, when I first discovered that one such additional ingredient (in some recipes) was mayonaise I sort of thought ....

Then I realized I didn't care, if that was what made the cake so incredibly moist and delictable. Hmmmm ..., I'm thinking a red velvet cupcake baking binge may be in my future.
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Old April 5 2011, 11:53 PM   #790
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This shirt


I like shopping at those 24 hour limited edition 10 dollar T shirt stores. So I'm constantly buying a t-shirt
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Old April 6 2011, 09:39 PM   #791
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^cool!

A very tasty coconut spread. Way too much calories, but alas.
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Old April 6 2011, 10:21 PM   #792
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Diet Dr. Pepper and "supplies."


Weee. A thrill a minute.
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Old April 6 2011, 11:20 PM   #793
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Diet Dr. Pepper and "supplies."


Weee. A thrill a minute.
Depends on whether "supplies" is code for "vast quantities of amphetamines", I guess.



Coffees, sandwich and a loaf of sourdough. Did go to the local outlet village in the afternoon, but only window shopping. Despite being tempted by some rose gold cufflinks, a cool pair of loafers and a nifty summer jacket. My willpower is awesome.
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Old April 6 2011, 11:34 PM   #794
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"supplies" = tampons, since hubby won't let me say that word in front of him, the big baby. I have learned to use it as an acceptable codeword.
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Old April 6 2011, 11:41 PM   #795
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"supplies" = tampons, since hubby won't let me say that word in front of him, the big baby. I have learned to use it as an acceptable codeword.
I didn't even think of that.

Mind you, it puts your "thrill a minute" line in a whole new light.

(old story I've probably told here before: a mate of mine at the time was doing his first internal gynaecological exam, and after struggling to palpate the ovaries, told the doc who was teaching him: "I'm not getting any joy down here...")
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