"Carl's Lounge" (Off-Topic Discussion, Traditional Knife "Tales & Vignettes")

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by jackknife, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. Half/Stop

    Half/Stop Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    That’s great news Barrett! :) :thumbsup:
     
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  2. 5K Qs

    5K Qs Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2014
    Definitely good news, Barrett; congrats to her and the entire family! :):thumbsup::thumbsup:
    My daughter completed some kind of master's program in public health at UMinn in Minneapolis this spring, and she's not having any luck so far finding a job in the Twin Cities area, where she thinks she has the most connections. She said the general job market there is quite slow, and the downtown area is a long way from getting back to where it was at the beginning of the year in terms of offices, restaurants, and other businesses being open and fully-staffed.

    - GT
     
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  3. Modoc ED

    Modoc ED Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    I'm headed out the door in a few minutes but wanted to take time to tell everyone near the fires in CA, OR, WA to take care and be careful. CA has had some horrific fires over the last few years but I'm amazed at the scope of the fires in OR - Medford, Eugene, Salem, this year. WOW#!!! WA too.
     
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  4. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    I pray that all those in Washington, Oregon and California stay safe!!
    There are dangerous conditions in many areas, and some deaths reported!
    The smoke so bad, it is blowing North to Vancouver!!:eek:
    Stay Safe all you west Coasters!!
     
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  5. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    Diana Rigg is dead.
     
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  6. Jolipapa

    Jolipapa Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    :thumbsdown::thumbsdown::thumbsdown: Hats off milady.
     
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  7. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
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    R.I.P.
     
  8. dantzk8

    dantzk8

    Nov 1, 2005
    But Emma Peel is alive.

    Dan.
     
  9. Will Power

    Will Power Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    Whereas Elizabeth Windsor/ Saxe-Coburg is still alive.....possibly immortal ;):eek:
     
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  10. Jolipapa

    Jolipapa Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    Cyborg
     
  11. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
  12. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
  13. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    So sad . . . what a babe!
     
  14. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    I wish her Medea had been filmed.

    I liked her Mrs. Bradley, too, much better than the books.
     
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  15. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Had a nice day off today. While my wife was running 9.11 miles, I put out the flag, and read at home, two Chihuahuas on the couch with me, and a Lab at my feet, drinking strong black coffee. My wife wanted to go to a local auction house that has estate sales. Look at my haul:
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    Three of those books are hardcover, with the dust sleeve, all in excellent condition. $9.00 total! Then she suggested we eat somewhere. Went to a place nearby just as "happy hour" was starting. Had a chicken fried steak:
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    Lots of places are using plastic utensils because of you-know-what. A Buck stockman sure comes in handy. Chili con carne is the Texas state dish, and I love my chili (no beans!), but I always thought chicken fried steak should be the state dish. For those of you not from around here, there is no chicken in this dish. It is a beef cutlet, breaded and fried like fried chicken. Great stuff!

    Then stopped by a liquor store for provisions:
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    The best gin. For martinis later. Remembering those we lost 19 years ago, I'll be drinking to freedom. And also a toast to Diana.

    Keep Calm and Carry On.
     
  16. JB in SC

    JB in SC Basic Member Basic Member

    May 19, 2001
    @Prester John

    Dang that looks good, there was a place in Waco that served the best chicken fried steak I’ve eaten. It was 20 years ago, the place is closed now I’m sure.
     
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  17. btb01

    btb01 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2008
    Sounds like a good day, Vince. Did I ever tell you about the one (and only) time I ordered a chicken fried steak at a restaurant here in Minnesota? They served it with shredded cheese on top of the gravy! :eek: :mad: Needless to say, it’s been a while since I’ve had a good chicken fried steak. (I guess I should just try making it myself, although it’d probably be better for my waistline if I don’t try to master that particular recipe.) :D
     
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  18. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Ha! Never heard of putting cheese on it! Maybe CFS is a Texas thing. Usually the Yankees and Mexicans don't know what it is. It's on the menu at some of the Mexican restaurants around here, but if you order one, the waitress (often from Mexico) will ask "beef or chicken?"

    Fortunately, my wife can make it. :)
     
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  19. btb01

    btb01 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2008
    I think it’s fairly common to find it outside of Texas (at least in the South). I can think of a couple places back in Arkansas that serve a chicken fried steak even a Texan would approve of. :D
     
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  20. Henry Beige

    Henry Beige Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 1, 2015

    I have seen plenty of chicken fried steak in Minnesota, but never encountered cheese on it. Never thought of it a a particularly Texas dish, either. It’s not ubiquitous here, but neither is it particularly rare. Earning the approval of a Texan has a low priority here.

    Typically Minnesota dishes include Cheerios, Nut Goodie, hot dish, and lutefisk.
     
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