Beerguyrob

First of all, how awesome is it to have Sunday Gravy back?

Now, it’s damn-near impossible for me to find some of those particular ingredients for today’s recipe in Vancouver without having to go to some COVID-questionable parts of town. The banana leaves & paste? We do have a joint called “Famous Foods” which does import things like that, but the lineup to get in is atrocious & I have just two weeks leave left before returning to work. But I will try once I get my jabs.

Oh, it’s Valentine’s Day. Here’s what it was like for most of my life,

It should come as no surprise. Eventually I learned to lean into my unlikability & things got a lot better. So forgive me if I don’t care.

It’s snowing again today,

and the album discussions were an interesting insight into several folks’ listening habits. Seeing as how there were over 200 comments & no fights last night, you deserve your reward.

Dog pictures!

The front yard. That’s Riga on the left & Lambeau on the right.

 

Portraits of both – prettier than any Sears or school photos. And the piéce de resistance,

Lambeau can’t catch, much like the other Packers.


Tonight’s sports:

  • NHL:
    • Colorado vs Vegas – 7:00pm | NBCSN / Sportsnet
  • NBA:
    • Minnesota vs Toronto Bay – 7:00PM | Sportsnet1
    • Portland vs Dallas – 7:30pm | ESPN / TSN4
    • LA Lakers vs Denver – 10:00pm | ESPN / TSN5
    • Cleveland at LA Clippers – 10:00PM | Sportsnet1
  • NCAA:
    • Oregon at Arizona – 7:00pm | ESPN2
    • Oregon State at Arizona State – 7:00pm | FS1

Oh, and thanks to delays the Daytona 500 might still be on, left-turning its way into your heart

My contribution to the album discussion?

Runnin’ With the Devil, Eruption, You Really Got Me. Just a great intro to what would be, for eight years, the best band in the world.

Enjoy your evening.

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Beerguyrob
A Canadian man-child of indeterminate age, he stays young by selling alcohol at sporting events and yelling at the patrons he serves. Their rage nourishes his soul, and their tips pay for his numerous trips to various sporting events.
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ballsofsteelandfury

Watching Brisbane take on West Coast. Good game and surprisingly close!

bk109

And the only Australian thing on my TV is a welsh guy playing an Aussie medical researcher (with a dark past ™ )… It’s surprisingly good, though I’d trade Harrow in a second, if I can get a second season of Party Tricks (yesh, I’ve got a thing for Aussie tv… sue me)

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ballsofsteelandfury

Very true

Viva La Tabula Raza

Whoa, passed out for an hour or so there. Now down to 13 deg F, and snowing like hell. Check the radar on Weather Channel or your favourite weather site for zip code 78163. This is crazy.

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ballsofsteelandfury

The turning left has ended. Predictably, with a wreck. Michael McDowell is your 2021 Daytona 500 champion!

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

I feel like the Valentine’s Day version of “dance like nobody’s watching” is “drink like nobody cares”.

Viva La Tabula Raza

That’s my daily thing.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

> The banana leaves & paste? We do have a joint called “Famous Foods” which does import things like that, but the lineup to get in is atrocious & I have just two weeks leave left before returning to work. 

One of this cool things about my neighborhood and SoCal in general is that I walk my dog past not one but TWO banana trees every afternoon.

litre_cola

Pro tip: If it is -22 then if you put your frozen weed pipe in your outdoor air fryer for 2 mins it unclogs.

Gumbygirl

This is my Valentine from my man. I am sooo lucky!

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Viva La Tabula Raza

Could have been better. Or worse.comment image

Gumbygirl

Zardoz! Weird, but still hot.

Viva La Tabula Raza

I think the only time I saw that movie was at a midnight movie showing in 1977 or 1978 at the old Broadway Theater in Alamo Heights. Still sticks in my mind, so fucking weird.

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Viva La Tabula Raza

Down to 17 degrees F here. Dad called an hour ago from Kerrville, about 60 miles NW of my location, and said it was 2 degrees there. This is a weird experience for us South Texans.

Horatio Cornblower

A balmy 35 here in CT, but the rain, sleet, and ice over the next two days will make up for this warmth.

Viva La Tabula Raza

I remember once a few years back, my RI GF and I were driving back from a couple days at a B&B in Provincetown during Thanksgiving week. It was raining and in the 60s on the Cape; my dad called from down here in South Texas and bitched about it being in the 20s, I just had to laugh.

Brick Meathook

It’s 19°F in Los Angeles right now with snow, sleet, freezing rain, hail, fires, race riots, SigAlerts, and earthquakes with the occasional tsunami. I truly envy you all.

Viva La Tabula Raza

Snowing here now, with a 90% chance of racism, gerrymandering, and voter suppression of minorities.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Brick is lying. The most that can be said is that it’s windy enough that delicious avocados are getting knocked out of trees and falling onto the sidewalk where you can collect them for free at your leisure.

Gumbygirl

It’s windy as fuck up here. We decided not to have a fire for a few days because of downdraft possibilities. They said we could have gusts around 50mph tomorrow and Tuesday.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

That’s about the speed Britt Reid was driving at when he collided with a stalled car on the side of the freeway and sent a five year-old child to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Brick Meathook

In Glendale maybe, but out here at the beach it’s fucking crazy.

I’m shooting rioters from my balcony and the ocean froze solid. I’m cooking a nice steak, though.

Game Time Decision

We’re suppose to get 6 to 10 inches of snow tomorrow. Glad to have no where to go

Game Time Decision

Mrs GTD and youngest are watching Golden Girls. Such a strange show

litre_cola

The whore Blanche is the best. Apparently STI/STD’s are a yuge problem down there cuz the olds love to go raw dog, as was custom at the time.

Game Time Decision

I read somewheres that most senior homes are full of STD/STIs for the same reasons

Horatio Cornblower

Might as well; old age is going to kill you long before the STDs will.

clint greasewood

The Villages, the 80K strong Mega-Senior Community has a major STD/STI and its causing so much bad PR. They took a page out of the right wing playbook and had their local paper try to “FakeNews” it out of existence.

Dunstan

And didn’t Golden Girls end up with a huge gay following?

clint greasewood

Turns out the shit box is a Packers fan
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Mr. Ayo

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Mr. Ayo

Hey babe, I forget my phone in the car. Can you go grab it?

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ballsofsteelandfury

I think it fell in the crack…

Mr. Ayo

The problem is there are a lot of cracks to check.

ballsofsteelandfury

That’s not a problem.

ballsofsteelandfury

That’s wonderful

blaxabbath

Anyone cook with that Beyond Meat stuff? The wife agrees to let me freeze a baked rigatoni for this week then, just as a grabbed my keys to hit the store, she told me she “didn’t want it to be too heavy so grab lean beef.” To which I rolled my eyes as the cheese content of this bitch (the recipe; not the woman). So I figured a pool of pasta, cheese, and red sauce should be enough to hide that fakey fakiness of the fake meat.

Also, I got my chicken and 40 cloves ovening right now. I love that dish and appreciate YR bringing it to my attention.

Dunstan

I tried both the “beef” and the sausages. They’re fine I guess, but I’m not sure I see the point unless you’re a vegetarian. My understanding is that health-wise it’s not really clear that you’re better off.

litre_cola

Dietician wife agrees with you Dunstan. 100%

Dunstan

That would be the first time any dietician has every approved of anything I did.

Also one of the few times a woman has approved of anything I did.

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litre_cola

Well if it is any solace she lets the weed and wine thing slide…

Dunstan

Not a weed guy, but I do enjoy my wine.

Or, at the moment, a Sazerac

litre_cola

I am on a Margaret River Cab this evening probably whisky later. I am on vacation next week and at least the weather is breaking on Tuesday.

blaxabbath

I’M A WEED GUY!

Viva La Tabula Raza
I sent my "Honduran exchange student" a text telling him to bring his weedeater but instead sent "weed eater" and his phone translator showed it as "Comedora de marihuana." Funny.
Viva La Tabula Raza

Fuck it.

litre_cola

The scroll made me laugh

Viva La Tabula Raza

Not sure how that happened. Could not delete and repost properly.

Gumbygirl

It’s kind of like a fortune cookie. I had one the other day that said “A thrilling time is in store for you.” Get the fuck outta here with that nonsense, I’m old, tired, and fat. I don’t need any more thrills.

Horatio Cornblower

At the ski jumps we were watching 3-4 guys just mainlining Bud Light, (they were clearly #upforwhatever), for 2-3 hours straight. Just one after the other out of seemingly magic and bottomless backpack. They were also keeping the bonfire stacked with pallet after pallet, which we usually do. So at the end we’re talking to them and they finally have run out of beer and the drunkest one suddenly get a gleam in his eye, reaches into his jacket and holds up a plastic case and says, OH YEAH, I’VE GOT POT!!! while holding it over his head.

Viva La Tabula Raza

I’m sure their day ended well. Or they will feel good tomorrow AM.

rockingdog
ballsofsteelandfury

Looks like they will continue turning left at 9 PM Eastern…

rockingdog

LOL

Whenever someone is “fired for having conservative views” it means they said something racist however it would be hilarious if an actor was let go from a movie for just like, really advocating for localized government

Gumbygirl

Riga and Lambeau! And Sunday Gravy! Who needs football?

ballsofsteelandfury

If there’s one good thing about 2020 is that BeerGuyRob doesn’t need to worry anymore about any NC rednecks stealing his babies.

ArmedandHammered

Considering their relationship seemed adversarial, I doubt you have anything to worry about.

litre_cola

Still one of the funniest DFO nights was when TWBS doxxed her to us but told us all to be nice as we were on it immediately.

Viva La Tabula Raza

We don’t that he was wrong, in the end.

rockingdog

found a funny:

doctor: i’m afraid the part of your brain that helps with rhyming may never work again

me: uh oh spaghetti

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Lady BFC and i just got back from a short hike and nope it did not help my back pain

ballsofsteelandfury

Have you considered using one of these? They’re great back massagers…
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Just make sure to get the one with the cord. Don’t waste your money on batteries.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Magic Wand PLUS? I thought that would be the black one.

litre_cola

Mrs. Cola thinks you are funny.

Brick Meathook

Fuck NASCAR let’s get back to steaks. Here today’s haul, vacuum sealed:

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My freezer is officially full.

ballsofsteelandfury

Do you vacuum seal and then sous vide?

Brick Meathook

No. The vacuum seal is strictly for preservation.

I thaw them and then pan sear them in a cast iron skillet in oil and butter and then finish them in the oven. Seasoned with salt & pepper only, cooked to a beautiful medium rare. Then I pour ketchup all over it and serve them with Tater-Tots

ballsofsteelandfury

Great job!

– P. Mahomes

blaxabbath

Did you butcher this yourself?

Viva La Tabula Raza

—Scotchnaut

Brick Meathook

No, but in my freezer I practically have an entire cow.

Brick Meathook

Looks like NASCAR is making some right turns today (same road course despite the date):

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This is like Formula 1 except they actually pass each other.

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Mr. Ayo

This is a replay from Tuesday’s race. They’re only doing the left turns in the delayed race.

ballsofsteelandfury

And Kyle Busch won! WOOO!!

Viva La Tabula Raza

As we used to say about Busch beer, “If you like her mountains, you’ll love her Busch.”

Brick Meathook

Like I know anything about NASCAR.

Viva La Tabula Raza

I like that the chicane is also the bus stop. I’m sure Jeremy Clarkson would have something arch and snooty to say about that.

Viva La Tabula Raza

Northern Tier folks here will laugh and say “what a pussy,” but this arctic blast is a pretty rare beast down here in South Texas. Temps have dropped from the high 20’s this morning to just over 20 right now and our low for the next two nights is supposed to be in the single digits, supposed to snow tonight. There’s been enough moisture in the air that all the trees have a coating of ice, which is kind of pretty. I’ve got the pool pump running full time and all hose bibs that are served by exposed pipes are dripped. My HVAC outside unit froze up this morning, I had to beat on it with a 2×4 to bust all the ice off of it and get it going again at 330 this morning; it has run fine all day today so I guess it’s okay now. I’m going to have to go out for rum tomorrow, highs in the mid-20s, but won’t do so if the roads are icy; I have a substantial stash of wine so I can live without the demon rum for a couple of days if need be (plus I have a nearly-full handle of the whiskey). I fucking hate cold weather.

ballsofsteelandfury

One of the coolest things is snow in the desert.

Viva La Tabula Raza

Have experienced desert snow out in Marfa, Alpine, and Big Bend NP. You are correct, sir! The Hill Country is not quite desert, but the topography makes for some lovely scenes when we do get snow; usually happens every ten years or so.

Gumbygirl

We’re thinking of moving to Palm Springs in a year or so.

Viva La Tabula Raza

I was visiting my great-uncle in 29 Palms back in the 70s and it snowed. Made for some unusual dirt biking, south of town before it got taken over by Joshua Tree NP (Monument, not Park, at that time).

ballsofsteelandfury

That’s beautiful country over there.

Brick Meathook

The ex-Machinist’s Mate in me tells me that if either your condenser of evaporator ices up, regardless of ambient temperature/humidity, your refrigerant is low and needs charging. Charging? Hey we just run these things go call the A-Gang they handle that refrigerant shit not us.

Gumbygirl

You were a MM? Gumby was an ET. The A Gangers were always fun to party with!

Viva La Tabula Raza

I recall you mentioning Holy Loch at some point, was he an ET nuke sub guy?

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Gumbygirl

Not a nuke. He qualified, but was scared off by the math. He was a Nav ET, definitely a sub guy.

Viva La Tabula Raza

I got a 99 on my ASVABs and the recruiter pounded on me to go nuke, but I wasn’t interested in signing up for 6 years. My scores did make it possible to skip to the head of the 18 month line to get into MR A school.

Gumbygirl

He did sign up for 6 years, a which was part of the reason I thought it was all an elaborate practical joke when he joined. His ASVAB was like yours, and they tried like hell to get him to go nuke. He was a third class right out of boot camp,and had his first choice of orders after his schools.

Viva La Tabula Raza

Both of my grandfathers were tool and die makers so I guess maybe it was a genetic thing for me to want to be an MR. I learned a lot of cool shit, but the most important thing I learned was that I didn’t want to spend my life standing in front of a lathe or a milling machine.

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Brick Meathook

I was a Nuke. Last of the Rickover boys as well. I learned that I hated authority of any kind, and have never had a boss since.

Viva La Tabula Raza

Working for Rickover worked out ok for Jimmy Carter….

Viva La Tabula Raza

Just had semi-annual service call last month, funny thing is that my A/C tech is a retired IC chief, he’s been my service guy for at least a decade. On Thursday we had an ice storm and it coated the outside unit with ice, I broke most of it off on Friday. Not sure why it was froze up this morning (it’s a heat pump set-up, which as an R-Division MR I still don’t understand), but it became unstuck after I beat on it with the 2×4 to knock the rest of the ice off the outside and has been working just fine all day.

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litre_cola

It has been below – 20 C – 4 F all week here. That was the high!

Game Time Decision

My boss, who lives in Fort Worth TX, was complaining that the temps would be below freezing for 100 hours. Told him to talk when it’s 100 days.
And then asked if there was any food left in the grocery stores and if there was a state of emergency yet

Viva La Tabula Raza

Apparently there is! This is pretty funny, in an ironic way…
https://www.rawstory.com/texas-governor-storm-help-secede/

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Horatio Cornblower

Just got back from the annual trip to the ski jumps. Limited attendance, masks outside, and this year it was BYOB, instead of a Lagunitas stand. But it was still good to get outside and do something besides watch TV.

And were there plenty of dogs there, including of the Burmese Mountain variety? Oh yes there were.

Viva La Tabula Raza

Burmese dogs participate in coup d’etat?

litre_cola

Underrated comment.