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   Gerty posted on Movies & Reviews  Please help Gram; see Coffee Klatch Wall.
April 8 at 11:25 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  I knew there must be a computer reason for Gram not posting. Hope to see you soon Gram.
April 8 at 13:49 EST .

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   Gerty posted on Coffee Klatch  Attention: All Connectors knowledgeable in the ways of computer wizardry!

Our lovely and gracious Gram has been blocked from posting on the Connection--for the third time. Since I currently hold the dubious honor of 'Computer Dummy of the Decade', I am of little help to Gram. But I have every confidence someone out there can help Gram with the problem. I don't think she has been flagged or banned for some transgression--just something she is doing on her computer.

Please help.
April 8 at 10:56 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  Gerty, I have her email but if the pc isn't working, do you have a phone number, she is only about 3 hrs away. I have XP on both pc's and all safety has been discontinued, maybe that is her problem. L/ec
April 8 at 12:47 EST .

   Gerty  Thank you for responding, Miss EC. Will be in touch!
April 8 at 13:58 EST .

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   Phooey  Would you want a total stranger at your front door saying..
"You have not posted on Lucianne for X days I'm here to help"

Do not think so.
April 8 at 17:49 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  I hope you can "Connect" soon Gram . . . you are missed.
April 8 at 17:56 EST .

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   Gerty  Mr. Phooey--please elaborate on your comment.
April 8 at 19:11 EST .

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   Gerty posted on Coffee Klatch  Reading an invitation to join my husband's grad students in the celebration of Holi, I was pleased to see at the bottom of the invitation, "...appropriate dress required. Happy Holi!"

How refreshing to see such a reminder from young people!

Pay no mind to the revelation that Holi is an Indian holiday which features throwing various colored powders at each other! A messy, but good time, was had by all!

It was still good to see, Appropriate dress required.
April 6 at 09:55 EST .

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   Gerty posted on Main Page The Lobby  To all concerned Connectors: Please check the Pet Peeves wall for a timely message.
March 25 at 18:12 EST .

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   NotaBene  I just checked Pet Peeves and I am sorry to hear there is so much disagreement between Ldotters. This is a wonderful place where we communicate with each other, we all have different points of view and we can express them but we should be nice to each other.

This site has kept us sane during the Clinton years and now during the Obama reign. It is so nice to come to this website and hear from so many like-minded Ldotters. I do not post much but read a lot. I thought I had to write today about this and that we all respect each other and be nice to each other even if we have different points of view.

First thing I do every morning is open and the Drudge report. It is wonderful to have these websites. If we continue fighting each other this website could disappear and then what do we do. I am delighted to see that Nu, Yotty and Mrs. Cow are posting again.

Thank you Gerty for posting about this, I am VERY concerned.

Love you all,

Mrs. NotaBene
March 26 at 01:30 EST .

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   Bettijo  Does this mean if I post a question someone finds offensive, I am being "mean"? Maybe I am just curious and am seeking different opinions. I would never deliberately post anything " mean." Guess I'd better be more careful.....but, please don't impose the PC Police on this site!
March 26 at 06:59 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Bettijo, you recently had hip replacement surgery, how are you doing??
March 26 at 07:29 EST .

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   Bettijo  Thanks for asking, Bird. Yes surgery o 18th went well. Transferred to rehab on 23rd. The physical terrorist here put me thru the ringer, but they know what they are doing and I can see improvement. Yesterday I learned to take a shower and dress, even putting on socks with special tool! You cannot imagine how liberated this made me feel! Still on onycodone every 4 hours. Keeping sane with my iPad and LDotters.
March 26 at 08:25 EST .

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   Gerty  Bless you both, Miss Birdie and Miss Bettijo! This is what I like to read---positive stuff.
March 26 at 11:57 EST .

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   Gerty posted on Movies & Reviews  I have to ask this again: Is it alright for me to share only the actors I recognize or, rarely, the film I remember?

I believe I may be ruining it for the really knowledgeable people who answer.

Please let me know if it is OK to leave a partial answer.
March 25 at 17:46 EST .

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   Rake King  Of course it is OK, if not we'd come for you with a rope....just kiddin'. You aren't ruining anything, these are memory quizzes and the best you can remember is the answer you give.
Part Answers have always been accepted.
March 25 at 17:54 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  If you leave, I'll come after you with a rope and I'm not kidding. Love ya Gerty . . . Smile!
March 25 at 20:48 EST .

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   Rollingcow posted on Gerty  I have tried to be a good citizen on this site, but am sick of people taking my good nature for stupidity. I do no need to be lectured by others and your comments were out of line espcially as you had no idea who posted the correction. I had nothing at all to do with it and to accuse me is childish to say the least. You and EC have both attacked me with no reason what so ever to do so. I refuse to go to the Movie Wall, it's a bunch of drivel with the same movies posted over and over there has been no entertainment value there for quite some time, but each to their own. I am not going to get into a silly arguement over this, for some reason you've all decided that RK is golden and to be protected, I could care less about him or his feelings which is why I don't bother with the movie wall. I don't care one way or the other if you like me either, I ignore your posts, you should do the same with mine, you are not the hall monitor.
Mrs. Cow
March 11 at 16:24 EST .

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   Gerty posted on Household Hints  Got a stack of k-cups and your machine is not working?
Your k-machine is working, but not fast enough for your morning coffee addiction?
You don't own a k-machine but someone gave you a bunch of k-cups?
You're thinking of buy a k-machine but don't know if you will like the coffee, etc.?

No problem!

Open a k-cup; fill your mug with near boiling water (hot water dispenser by your sink ); pour contents of k-cup into mug; stir; enjoy!

The contents of k-cups are super soluble. They liquefy immediately. No need for the expensive machine.
March 3 at 22:24 EST .

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   Gerty  That would be "...buying a k-..."
March 3 at 22:28 EST .

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   Balogreene  My company switched to all Keurig's recently, away from the Bundt coffee maker. But, we have to supply our own K-cups. My initial reaction was how expensive. I have a huge Pampered Chef Batter Bowl, I put water in, walk over to the kitchen, nuke water for 10 minutes, go back to the kitchen (it's not a short walk ) to get the hot water. Pour it into my French Bistro Coffee pot, go back to the kitchen to dump the excess, back to my desk to wait for the coffee to brew. Four cups later, back to the kitchen to dump the grounds and clean out the pot. It's a waste of time. So, I bought a bunch of k-cups.

Now, I know what to do if I lose my job. But, I hate those things, they are expensive, and totally non-green.
March 8 at 00:15 EST .

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   Gerty  Convenience is the name of the game here!

Two tips, Miss Balogreene: go on line for the k-cups or look for sales in the large food stores---never pay more than 50 cents a cup. There are environmentally friendly cups available at BJ's and Costco for less than 50 cents a cup---but you have to buy a gazillion of them!
March 9 at 08:42 EST .

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   Balogreene  So far, I've been getting them online. Sam's Club has medium roast, which makes sense, just a nice middle-of-the-road coffee. I like Dark Roast, so I go online. But, face it, $.50 a cup is expensive. Even at Trader Joe's, 12 oz o beans is $6.99, you know how many cups you can get out of that? But, like I said, sometimes you go with what is easier, and less time-consuming.

To be honest, I got a Tassimo from my mom, and use that 5-days a week, drink a couple of cups before I go to work. But, weekends, I use my Mr. Coffee, grind my own beans from, make a full pot, put it in my carafe, and drink all day.
March 10 at 20:49 EST .

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   Gerty posted on Coffee Klatch  I have a silly question regarding the wonderful luck of that couple who found $10 million worth of gold coins on their property.

Under what legality will the IRS be getting "their share" of this fortune? Or can they?
February 27 at 07:37 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  They have income, so the IRS can tax it. They should have just kept their mouths shut and sold it all privately a little bit at a time.
February 27 at 14:59 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  it will be taxed as 'unearned income'.
February 27 at 16:42 EST .

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   Wrightwinger  In England, all treasure belongs to the government. It might well have been stolen from a bank or something at one point anyway.
February 27 at 20:21 EST .

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   Balogreene  People are already claiming it is probably money stolen from a SF bank in the 19th or 20th century, they are going to have claims on the money for the rest of their lives. Between that and the government, they won't see a penny.
February 27 at 20:59 EST .

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   Safetydude  Why did they go public about their find?
March 2 at 20:42 EST .

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   Gerty posted on Recipes  I have been experimenting with my bread machine to make a really 'cheesy' loaf of bread. Alas, I am having little success. The bread has no bite to it--can't get it cheesy enough. I have been using aged asiago cheese and sharp cheddar cheese towards the end of the cycle to give the loaf a marbleized effect but the taste just isn't there.

Any suggestions other than just giving up the idea of a mouth-watering loaf of cheese bread coming out of my kitchen?
February 26 at 08:58 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Maybe using dehydrated cheese along with the grated cheese would help. You might should try adding the cheese earlier, my recipe book calls for adding cheese or raisins soon after the second knead, when the buzzer goes off. That way the additions are properly kneaded throughout the dough. If you have a dehydrator you can dehydrate your own cheese, then grind it into a powder.

This recipe was in my e-mail this morning...pesto bread

I will try to make it using the bread machine on dough cycle to mix everything then the "hands on" part after the dough has risen the first time. It should be flavorful.
February 27 at 08:09 EST .

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   Gerty  Thank you so much for answering, Miss Birdie!

The link you sent is so good, you can almost taste that loaf of bread (pesto ) right through the computer screen!

You also gave the added idea that I could fashion the loaf on my own--after the first rising. That is a GREAT idea--I would not have thought it on my own. (Never got close to a stove before I married for the first time at age 33! )
February 27 at 11:10 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Using the dough course you can make the dough into rolls, bread sticks,or put it into a loaf pan for loaf bread or even a round loay. For a round loaf I would suggest placing the dough onto a piece of parchment then on a cookie sheet or baking pan. We have a pizza stone that I like to use for bread, slide the dough onto the hot stone using a pizza peel and let it get all nice and crusty. I use the stone to cook biscuits, last night's biscuits were beautiful, 2" high and delicious. We had single fried oysters(freshly shucked from Chesapeake Bay ), homemade cole slaw and hot biscuits.
A memorable meal.
February 27 at 12:32 EST .

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   Balogreene  I always go here when I want something good.

Here's an Italian cheese bread recipe from there:
1 1/4 cups warm water
3 cups bread flour
1/2 cup shredded pepperjack cheese
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons active dry yeast

Place ingredients in the pan of the bread machine in the order suggested by the manufacturer. Select White Bread or Basic cycle. Start. Makes a 1 to 1.5 lb. loaf.

I've never tried this, but, I notice bread machine recipes are about half of a recipe for non-machine bread.
February 27 at 21:42 EST .

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   Gerty posted on Veterans' Page & Militaria  The very last shred of doubt I had concerning this administration is gone.

Their (his ) treatment of our armed forces is reprehensible and dangerous to us all. How could members of Congress allow this latest blow to the security of our Country? What is going on? We should be increasing our defenses in these most troubling of times!
February 25 at 15:39 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  Gerty, this whole administration is out its league and so far in over their heads that they don't even have a clue what they're doing.
March 3 at 16:09 EST .

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