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Crazy weekend. We had 4 confirmed tornadoes in our area late Sunday night.
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Yes she does, the better question is whether I have one. Unfortunately, I got all the cooking skills in the family - trained by my mother who left for work with the cookbook on the counter open to the recipe she expected sitting on the table when she got home. I found the recipe for the soup on Facebook, showed it to my wife who said, "Have fun". She buys the ingredients and I fix it, even clean up after myself - my mother trained me well. I had never heard of Yukon Gold potatoes before, and Carol balked on buying them at first until they went on sale, but they have almost a buttery taste - and do have a yellowish tint to them. And here I thought a potato was a potato until now.

So, I have to be careful downloading recipes off Facebook to never pick one that I can't handle.
I have a lot of respect for a man that can fix himself a good meal. My son is an ER doctor, and he finds that coming home and cooking up something good is a big help in letting go of some of the things he's experienced at work. He's become an extremely good cook, but he hasn't learned the cleaning up afterward very well. A bone of contention at home.

I'm very much in favor of requiring both boys and girls in high school to take a semester of general shop, and a semester of home economics. Here in Louisville, KY, neither are even offered any more to my knowledge, and haven't for 20 years or more. As a result, we have a generation of young people who can't fix themselves a nutritious meal, and can't use a drill, unless they learned it from someone in their life outside of school. And sadly, many of their parents are in the same boat and can't teach them.

That's just one of the things on my list of things to do as soon as I receive the certified letter saying that society has come to it's senses and made me King of the World.

It seems I never finish what I
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Well, alrighty then, breakfast is over. Time to get this day started!

Bacon, scrambled eggs and mama's home made pancakes! (Cracker Barrel Restaurant!)
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Crazy weekend. We had 4 confirmed tornadoes in our area late Sunday night.
I was thinking about you. I hope all is well on your end.
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@chessnut2 Some time ago I went back to my high school. The home economics area had been converted to a complete commercial kitchen and led to a food handling certificate upon graduation. So, no cooking class. But the shop dept was still there and they had framed, plumbed and wired a kitchen, so they graduated knowing how to do basic construction--not a birdhouse in sight. I never took a shop class but learned basics from a lodger who took me out on construction sites two summers, plus building sets and props in theater. Actually, I was really impressed by the school and its principal.

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The Japanese had a news clip on a new ap for smartphones. The ap tells what restroom stalls are open, what floor and location. They have hooked up the flush button into the system to tell when one is becoming available. Apparently, many department stores and shopping areas have the system going already. It will soon be available for travelers on the turnpike letting you know which rest area has open stalls.

I guessing this will become very popular with the women

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The Japanese do try to make each others lives more comfortable.
One of my favorite devices is the easy replacing TP holder. We brought one back with us.
And, I thought their canned coffee in heated dispensers was great. The coffee was delicious, too.
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Hot and cold canned drinks from the same machine.

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Hot and cold canned drinks from the same machine.
Yeah, that's true. But, my caffeine addiction hardly ever allowed me to sample the cold drinks. When I did though, I was taken with how fresh and delicious were the fruit juices.
My son was at Kadena and the reason we were there. When he got transferred back to the states, he could get those canned drinks at the commissary. Not quite the same, somehow, when ya gotta transfer the coffee to a cup to microwave it. Plus, it's about twice the cost.

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I drink coffee anyway it comes hot or cold. If there is coffee in the pot from the day before (pot turned off) when I get up I will drink a cup of yesterdays waiting on the new stuff. Why waste good coffee??? Cold coffee on a hot summer day is awsome.
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