Ynaught posted on Coffee Klatch I have now been Dish-free for 24 hours and am enjoying Fox News on Direct TV. When I called in my cancellation the woman I was speaking with almost cried as she begged me to reconsider and get used to watching Newsmax channel instead! And she promised to reduce my bill by $35 for a year to make up for the loss and get me some other perks like PPV certificates and such. None of this was offered before when I was only calling to complain. Oh well, I'm glad I don't have stock in Dish!
January 9 at 12:55 EST .
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Escaped commieny I cancelled Brighthouse about 5 years ago, it was a bundle of internet, tv and landline. I was getting wi-fi from my brother next door until his daughter finished college and they got a home modem. However we use AT&T go-phones, so any att cell numbers are free and I watch Fox.com or if the video is short, go to TheRightScoop, I watch CBS shows like BlueBloods, NCIS, Elmentary, Metalist at cbs.com and don't need cable or dish. The hurricanes took off our dish in '04 and hasn't been missed.
January 9 at 14:56 EST .
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BirdsNest We dumped DirecTV a couple of years ago, it just got too expensive. When we called to cancel, they wanted to give us all this free stuff, lower the bill, and I just asked them "where was all this concern and lower charges when we needed it?" And we still dumped them. Now we watch dvds. And read online news. We don't have enough speed to watch a video online or stream anything, but that's okay.
January 10 at 09:45 EST .
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Ole buzzard I can't even remember now how long ago it was that we dumped Dish Network. In order to get our local channels (which I only watched for football and baseball ), we had to get the 200 channel package, and out of those, we only watched five or six (or fewer than needed both hands to count ). It was ridiculously expensive for what we were using. Dish is coming out with a new service called Sling TV (www.sling.com ) that is only $20/month for 10 channels.
January 12 at 13:59 EST .
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Ynaught posted on Recipes I am planning on making an apple-walnut bread recipe in mini loaves as gifts for Christmas. The recipe calls for baking two 9 x 5 pans at 300 for 90 minutes. I expect I can get 4 to 6 mini loaf pans (3 x 5 ). Any ideas on how long they should cook and does the temp need to be adjusted?
December 11 at 11:10 EST .
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BirdsNest I think Flaming Sword is pretty much the "go-to" person for this but just from my perspective, the length of time would be less, but temperature wise, the same because of the many pans in the oven. I could be wrong. I use my "easy bake" oven- countertop oven. Just remember to rotate the pans halfway through the time.
December 11 at 15:11 EST .
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Flaming Sword Ynaught, You can leave the temp the same but I'd check about every 5-8 minutes starting no later than 30 min. They'll be ruined and dried out if you overbake. I keep bamboo skewers for this task. At 300 I'd guess they they'll be ready at about 35 minutes,depending on the density of the batter. As soon as the skewer comes out clean from the middle, get them out of the oven.
Flaming Sword Very welcome! And share that recipe. I do have a real timesaving hint that I'd always forget the first few times. Make a note of the time you put them in the oven. Make a note of the time they were ready. Then write that on your recipe card or in your cookbook.. 6 mini loaves-32 minutes,or whatever.. Then you can pretty much forget the constant checking in the future. It makes for some pretty scribbled up cookbooks, but hey, they're ours and we can mess them up if we want, right?
December 13 at 14:21 EST .
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MeiDei If you're using a box cake/bread etc. - call the toll free line listed & tell them what you want to accomplish - then write it down as FS said.
December 14 at 00:01 EST .
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Ynaught posted on Jokes An attorney arrived home late, after a very tough day trying to get a stay of execution. His last minute plea for clemency to the governor had failed and he was feeling worn out and depressed.
As soon as he walked through the door at home, his wife started on him about, 'What time of night to be getting home is this? Where have you been? Dinner is cold and I'm not reheating it.' And on and on and on.
Too shattered to play his usual role in this familiar ritual, he poured himself a shot of whiskey and headed off for a long hot soak in the bathtub, pursued by the predictable sarcastic remarks as he dragged himself up the stairs.
While he was in the bath, the phone rang. The wife answered and was told that her husband's client, James Wright, had been granted a stay of execution after all. Wright would not be hanged tonight.
Finally realizing what a terrible day he must have had, she decided to go upstairs and give him the good news.
As she opened the bathroom door, she was greeted by the sight of her husband, bent over naked, drying his legs and feet.
'They're not hanging Wright tonight,' she said.
He whirled around and screamed, 'FOR THE LOVE OF GOD WOMAN, DON'T YOU EVER STOP COMPLAINING?!'
Shimmer128 Ynaught! Long time no see (your posts ) :D
November 28 at 18:49 EST .
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Ynaught posted on Coffee Klatch Three years ago today (it doesn’t seem like it could have been that long ago! ) my nephew was hit by a car while waiting for the school bus. He suffered multiple broken bones and brain injury and spent many months in the hospital. He is now able to attend school, rather than be tutored at home, but he ends up in the nurse’s office often as he tires very easily. He suffers seizures on occasion and his recently his speech became slurred. Neurological tests are going to be done to find out why this is happening. He is hoping to attend college next year as his younger sister will be graduating high school and going off and he wants to keep up with her. The fine folks at the Connection prayed for my nephew three years ago and I know that helped him survive his injuries. I wish to ask for some more prayers for him that he continues to improve and be able to fulfill his dreams of becoming an engineer. Thank you.
HopeandGlory Prayers going up Miss Y . . . God be with you all.
November 7 at 17:35 EST .
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Ynaught posted on Jokes On the top of a tall building in a large city, there was a bar. In this bar, a man was drinking heavily. He would ask the bartender for a tequila shot, then walk out to the balcony and jump off. Minutes later, he would appear in the elevator and repeat the entire process. This one guy watched this happen a number of times until curiosity got the better of him. Finally, he went up to the man and asked, "Hey, you keep drinking, then jumping off the balcony, and yet, minutes later, you're back again. How do you do it?" Well, the shot of tequila provides buoyancy such that when I get near the ground, I slow down and land gently. It's lots of fun. You should try it." The guy, who was also quite drunk out of his gourd, thought to himself, "Hey, why not?" So he goes to the bar, drinks a shot of tequila, then walks out to the balcony, jumps off, and whooooooooooooo, SPLAT! The bartender shakes his head, looks over at the first guy and says, "Superman, you're an a$$h0le when you're drunk."
October 31 at 09:54 EST .
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Ynaught posted on Jokes After selling his car and making a good profit, Steve is shopping for a new motorcycle. He finally finds one for a great price. The motorcycle is missing a seal, though, so whenever it rains Steve has to smear Vaseline over the spot where the seal should be.
Steve's girlfriend is having him over for dinner to meet her parents one evening. He drives his new motorcycle to his girlfriend's house.
She is waiting outside for him when he arrives. "No matter what happens at dinner tonight, don't say a word. Our family had a fight a while ago about doing the dinner dishes. We haven't done any since... and the first person to speak at dinner has to do them."
Steve sits down for dinner and soon notices that his girlfriend wasn't exaggerating. It is just how she described it. Dishes are piled up to the ceiling in the kitchen and nobody is saying a word. Steve decides to have a little fun. He grabs his girlfriend, throws her onto the table and has sex with her in front of her parents. His girlfriend is a little flustered, her father is obviously livid, and her mother is horrified. Yet, when Steve and his girlfriend resume their places at the dinner table, nobody says a word.
A few minutes later, Steve grabs his girlfriend's mom, throws her onto the table and does a repeat performance. Now his girlfriend is furious, her father is boiling, and her mother is a little more pleased. But still, there is complete silence at the table.
Suddenly, there is a loud clap of thunder and it starts to rain. Steve remembers his motorcycle outside and so he jumps up and grabs his jar of Vaseline.
With a look of terror in his eyes, the girlfriend's father backs away from the table and exclaims, "Okay, enough already, I'll do the damn dishes!"