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    I'll be able to dig in the dirt and grow things after all! My sous chef son got me a gig at his restaurant, planting and harvesting veggies and herbs. They'd built raised beds several years ago down by the riverbank parking lot, but over time they were neglected, and languished. They had a few tomato plants last year, but it was too time consuming for them to do much else.

    I planted zucchini and several types of squash, but mostly herbs. Flat and curly parsley, German and lemon thyme, rosemary, sweet basil, dillweed, sage, tarragon, regular and garlic chive. I had a list of other things, but they either weren't part of their culinary style, or are so readily available and cheap from vendors that it didn't make sense.

    But I may have convinced them on a few sunflowers (for their seeds in fall) and some lavender (for sorbets). Plus some wild flowers for their tabletop vases, since they'd been buying crap carnations from the grocery store (!) Might even do some fancy container arrangements for their pathway, entrance, and hostess table.

    So excited!

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    Since we've not got a Football thread this year ... Champions League Final.

    YNWA, come on Liverpool!
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    Being upset is understandable, but be upset at yourself for poor planning, not at the world by acting like a spoiled bitch during an interview.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandBlade View Post
    Since we've not got a Football thread this year ... Champions League Final.

    YNWA, come on Liverpool!
    Too bad they got screwed by their own goalie
    Keep on keepin' the beat alive!

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    Loss of Salah seems to have changed the game.
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    It's actually the original French billion, which is bi-million, which is a million to the power of 2. We adopted the word, and then they changed it, presumably as revenge for Crecy and Agincourt, and then the treasonous Americans adopted the new French usage and spread it all over the world. And now we have to use it.

    And that's Why I'm Voting Leave.

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    I may have convinced my apartment complex to keep the pool open until 9pm, with paid lifeguards!

    I was SO HAPPY to swim laps after getting hot and sweaty earlier today. And after listening to my friend's beefs about her condo HOA (they're actually fighting about who changes light bulbs in street lamps), I'm pretty happy to be a renter.

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    Hehe, I just saw some ancient news item about a visit of MLK to the Netherlands. And then I noticed that he had been attending a conference a good 100 meters from the house where I lived the first 11 years of my life.
    Greece shows us that there is a kind of politician worse than the ones that break their election promises; the ones that keep their election promises.

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    The absolute thrashing that Forbes writer is taking for suggesting that replacing public libraries with amazon stores would be cost effective and beneficial to everyone.
    "In a field where an overlooked bug could cost millions, you want people who will speak their minds, even if they’re sometimes obnoxious about it."

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    Immensely satisfying. Save us from these fucking galaxy-brains.
    “Humanity's greatest advances are not in its discoveries, but in how those discoveries are applied to reduce inequity.”
    — Bill Gates

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    "In a field where an overlooked bug could cost millions, you want people who will speak their minds, even if they’re sometimes obnoxious about it."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ominous Gamer View Post


    I'm on call this week so I work every other night and am free all day or at least until 3PM. The weather is absolutely wonderful so I've been sitting in the sun getting a head start on six weeks of vacation reading. Just two more nights I know people elsewhere in Sweden are praying for rain, but I hope this town stays sunny for a while longer.
    “Humanity's greatest advances are not in its discoveries, but in how those discoveries are applied to reduce inequity.”
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    I got my job back...but only after the restaurant owner (who wanted to tend the culinary gardens, to save on employee payroll costs, but did jack shit) killed several crops. So stupid. But I feel happy to revive and rejuvenate things, bringing life back to neglected green-goods. I cut off all the dead stuff, to lessen their burden, and talk and sing along the way, which helps us both.

    It's not scientific, but the kitchen staff noticed the difference. Culinary gardens just do better with someone who cares.

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    "When I meet God, I am going to ask him two questions: Why relativity? And why turbulence? I really believe he will have an answer for the first." - Werner Heisenberg (maybe)

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    Quote Originally Posted by GGT View Post
    I got my job back...but only after the restaurant owner (who wanted to tend the culinary gardens, to save on employee payroll costs, but did jack shit) killed several crops. So stupid. But I feel happy to revive and rejuvenate things, bringing life back to neglected green-goods. I cut off all the dead stuff, to lessen their burden, and talk and sing along the way, which helps us both.

    It's not scientific, but the kitchen staff noticed the difference. Culinary gardens just do better with someone who cares.
    Congratulations GGT! I'm glad to hear you got your job back, and vindication to boot.

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