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Lobster, etc.

February 8th, 2020, 5:27 pm

Fireworks
Hot chocolate
Italian food
Robert de Niro

Rules: Four items; They have to hold promise; And be things you keep going back for.

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Re: Lobster, etc.

February 8th, 2020, 8:03 pm

Golf
Sonoma whites
My own cooking
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Re: Lobster, etc.

February 8th, 2020, 8:50 pm

cats
walks in the forest
Mauricio Pollini's Chopin
craft beer
 
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Re: Lobster, etc.

February 8th, 2020, 11:18 pm

Oh, and Japan!
And cooking! (creation rather than consumption): vegan dish with the drastic name of "stewed pigeons" (taste best re-heated in the oven)
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February 9th, 2020, 10:40 am

I ... I ... I ... agree with them.
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Re: Lobster, etc.

February 9th, 2020, 1:04 pm

A few you might not guess already!

Landscapes of all kinds (especially driving through them in a fast car)
Cycles of calm and volatility (keep alert and alive, but rest once in awhile!)
Laughter (full spectrum - from sunny and bright to mordant gallows humor)
Specialty liquors (good for sipping and cooking)

And with that, a toast to all of you, especially my long-time friend Cuchulainn

To quick wits, warm hearts, and mid-winter Fight Club. : )

And a new day!

Off to the icy forest trails now - everything is sparkling and gorgeous!

Micro spikes on and set to go.
 
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February 9th, 2020, 1:18 pm

I was only kidding yesterday evening. Some things drive me mad.

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Re: Lobster, etc.

February 9th, 2020, 1:23 pm

Mid February is cabin fever time around here - pass at your own risk. :D

But as you see, today I’m going for a run in the forest!

I will put my shillelagh away (for now)!
 
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February 9th, 2020, 1:39 pm

And don't forget to breathe.
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Re: Lobster, etc.

February 9th, 2020, 5:02 pm

I suspect, although could be wrong, that not everyone has caught the essential point of this thread. It follows from a discussion of Christopher Hitchens and his quote that begins...

“The four most overrated things in life are...”
 
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Re: Lobster, etc.

February 9th, 2020, 5:11 pm

Let me illustrate:

Fireworks - lame and very expensive
Hot chocolate - never hot enough, thick enough or chocolatey enough
Italian food - same ingredients in different shapes. Fools who exactly? Everyone!
Robert de Niro - always the same cheesy shtick

Rules: Four items; They have to hold promise (i.e. they always sound like a good idea); And be things you keep going back for (i.e. you never learn the lesson).

Got it?!
 
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February 9th, 2020, 5:15 pm

I think they all fell for the "Italian food" trap. They weren't paying attention!

Paul posted Dec 14, 2017

I’ve said it before, but in Italy you only get Italian food. It can be quite good but monotonous. Forming the same food into different shapes may fool five-year olds, and Mexicans, but not grown ups. 
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Re: Lobster, etc.

February 9th, 2020, 5:17 pm

Thank you! (And my disarming modest mention of wilmott.com!)
 
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February 9th, 2020, 5:27 pm

You're welcome. My votes

Eurovision Song Festival (there was a time Ireland won it every year)
Dutch birthday parties (you hope it will be different next time)
Venice (cruise ships)
Newsnight (BBC 2) (same old story)
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February 9th, 2020, 5:31 pm

Speaking of Robert de Niro, do you ever notice that Dustin Hoffman walk the same way in all movies starting with Papillon? de Niro always has a smirk.
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