Meanwhile on the North Fork.............

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Post by Whatever4 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:12 pm

RVInit wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:57 pm
Whatever4 wrote:
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They also screw up the hotdog/bun math. 8 dogs per pack, 6 NE buns. This could take all summer to resolve.
3 packages of hot dogs and 4 packages of buns. I'm convinced they do this on purpose.
Ah, but not enough freezer space to keep the buns. So we buy them once a week. But W2 bought the 6 pack because he couldn’t find the real ones, which come in 8 or 12. Math is hard.


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Post by AndyinPA » Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:12 pm

Very interesting history! I'm sure that, in slightly different versions, applies to a lot of places, even big cities.

They sell hot dog buns like that at Trader Joe's. The hot dogs I buy at Costco's have seven in each pack. I just unthaw four at a time. The numbers never work out.



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Post by Sugar Magnolia » Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:13 pm

RVInit wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:57 pm
Whatever4 wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:54 pm
They also screw up the hotdog/bun math. 8 dogs per pack, 6 NE buns. This could take all summer to resolve.
3 packages of hot dogs and 4 packages of buns. I'm convinced they do this on purpose.
Or maybe they've just seen my husband standing in front of the fridge in the middle of the night eating hot dogs straight out of the package. My son does it too.



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Post by Whatever4 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:15 pm

Sugar Magnolia wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:13 pm
RVInit wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:57 pm
Whatever4 wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:54 pm
They also screw up the hotdog/bun math. 8 dogs per pack, 6 NE buns. This could take all summer to resolve.
3 packages of hot dogs and 4 packages of buns. I'm convinced they do this on purpose.
Or maybe they've just seen my husband standing in front of the fridge in the middle of the night eating hot dogs straight out of the package. My son does it too.
It’s hot enough down there to cook ‘em in the air.


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Post by RoadScholar » Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:19 pm

Sugar Magnolia wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:13 pm
RVInit wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:57 pm
Whatever4 wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:54 pm
They also screw up the hotdog/bun math. 8 dogs per pack, 6 NE buns. This could take all summer to resolve.
3 packages of hot dogs and 4 packages of buns. I'm convinced they do this on purpose.
Or maybe they've just seen my husband standing in front of the fridge in the middle of the night eating hot dogs straight out of the package. My son does it too.
Why not? They're just bologna in stick form. ;)


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Post by Maybenaut » Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:20 pm

Volkonski wrote:
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(Since it is "New London" why isn't the river the "New Thames"? :confused: )
Mebbe it's because it's not pronounced the same. In New London, the pronunciation starts with "Th" as in "think," and rhymes with James. In Old London, it's pronounced "Tems" (or "Temmes," if you prefer). Folks'd be callin' it the New Temmes, and we can't have that, can we?



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Post by AndyinPA » Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:20 pm

Hot dogs are all pre-cooked. It never appealed to me to eat them "uncooked," but it's absolutely okay. Maybe if I could get someone around here to eat one "uncooked" occasionally, I could make my numbers come out right! :nope:



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Post by RoadScholar » Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:23 pm

Maybenaut wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:20 pm
Volkonski wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:34 am

(Since it is "New London" why isn't the river the "New Thames"? :confused: )
Mebbe it's because it's not pronounced the same. In New London, the pronunciation starts with "Th" as in "think," and rhymes with James. In Old London, it's pronounced "Tems" (or "Temmes," if you prefer). Folks'd be callin' it the New Temmes, and we can't have that, can we?
It's the same in Baltimore. We have an 18th-Century street on the Fells Point waterfront called Thames Street, with the aspirated "th" and rhyming with "James."


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Post by MN-Skeptic » Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:01 pm

AndyinPA wrote:
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I just unthaw four at a time.
Does unthawing something freeze it?

:lol:


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Post by RVInit » Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:32 pm

MN-Skeptic wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:01 pm
AndyinPA wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:12 pm
I just unthaw four at a time.
Does unthawing something freeze it?

:lol:
George W Bush had an interesting take on that. :lol: One of the many Bushisms.

Golly gee, those were the days. I laughed my ass off AND he wasn't trying to completely destroy democracy itself.


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Post by AndyinPA » Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:34 pm

OOPS big time! :rotflmao:



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Post by vic » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:17 pm

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Related to Thames

When I was in 3rd grade in New York (PS119 Queens, to be exact) we were reading out loud from Our Weekly Reader and when it was my turn, there was a story about a city in Texas, Houston. Which I pronounced House-ton. And everyone laughed at me.

We moved from NY to Los Angeles when I was 9. As an adult I visited and my uncle took me to see the areas where my grandparents lived, and we went by Houston Street. Which I now pronounced the same as that city in Texas, and now it was my uncle laughing at me.

If only those Texans had spelled the name as a Londoner would have - Euston. I'm looking at you, Sam.



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Post by AndyinPA » Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:34 pm

Near me there is a Versailles, PA. Pronounced Ver-sails.



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Post by MN-Skeptic » Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:52 pm

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You can always tell a new-to-the-area newscaster by how they pronounce certain local cities and streets. I'm sure it's the same where you live. A common one in the Cities is a western suburb: Wayzata. Pronounce why-ZETT-ah.

An interesting partial list of some of the U.S. cities you probably have heard of. - 20 Towns Named for Other Towns But Pronounced Differently


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Post by AndyinPA » Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:39 am

MN-Skeptic wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:52 pm
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You can always tell a new-to-the-area newscaster by how they pronounce certain local cities and streets. I'm sure it's the same where you live. A common one in the Cities is a western suburb: Wayzata. Pronounce why-ZETT-ah.

An interesting partial list of some of the U.S. cities you probably have heard of. - 20 Towns Named for Other Towns But Pronounced Differently
So I see Versailles made the list! :)



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Post by Volkonski » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:34 am

Meanwhile on the North Fork.............

I probably have posted more about cesspools than most Fogbowers. For one thing, many of us still use cesspools on the North Fork. For another, many of those cesspools are quite old and in need of repair or replacement.

Breaking news............

A Circle Cesspool Update

The cottage owned by Mrs. V's cousin who lives near Washington, DC (whose husband studies microfossils for a great American Museum) is getting a new cesspool today! The heavy equipment moved in yesterday-

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For a man who studies microfossils that are hundreds of millions of years old it was no challenge to determine that the existing cesspool was installed in 1948 when this was still a Methodist camp meeting ground. (Someone had written the date in the concrete. ;) )

I expect the noise to begin any minute now. :(

This is a developing story. Standby for updates throughout the day.


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Post by Volkonski » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:37 am

Circle Cesspool Update

Background info-

Yesterday it was necessary to remove some flower bushes to get the equipment into the backyard. :(

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Post by Volkonski » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:05 am

There may still be some hope for this nation.

With Mrs. V. away I went to our favorite Italian restaurant here in the hamlet for dinner last night. From 4 to 7 PM they have $18.95 happy hour dinner specials which include soup or salad and a smaller portion of one of several of their regular dinner entrees.

(Most of their regular dinner entrees are huge. We went there Friday night. I got the andouille sausage pasta which at that restaurant is thick slices of sausage in a red cream sauce tossed with fresh spinach over your choice of pasta with the whole thing topped off with several big pieces of grilled pounded chicken breast (for some strange reason ;) :confused: ). I had my leftovers for dinner on Saturday and again for lunch on Sunday. On Sunday the remaining leftovers completely filled a very large soup bowl.)

I sat at the bar and ordered the lobster ravioli and salad special. The lobster ravioli is not quite so huge a dish as most of his others because of the cost of the lobster but I was only ordinarily hungry.

As I was finishing my salad the owner brought out my ravioli himself. Says how since I am such a favorite customer he gave me the regular dinner portion of 5 ravioli instead of just 4 for the special. I was touched. Also over fed. ;)

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Now this owner/chef was a Trump supporter (I think his ardor has cooled recently. He is the son of immigrants.). He knows I am a liberal. Yet we get along just fine. :thumbs:


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Post by Notorial Dissent » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:54 am

Lovely looking dinner, what was the sauce?


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Post by AndyinPA » Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:13 pm

Yum! Looks delicious!



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Post by Volkonski » Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:21 pm

Notorial Dissent wrote:
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Lovely looking dinner, what was the sauce?
That is a rich cream sauce similar to vodka sauce. I always end up wiping the bowl clean with bread to get all of the sauce. ;)


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Post by Volkonski » Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:25 pm

Circle Cesspool Update

We had expected that the cesspool folk would be here bright and early. Nope.

As the morning wore on we began to wonder if something had happened. Then about Noon the new cesspool arrived.

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And there was much rejoicing.

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Post by Volkonski » Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:28 pm

They moved the cesspool parts into the back yard.

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Post by Volkonski » Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:30 pm

Circle Cesspool Update

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Post by Volkonski » Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:34 pm

While waiting for the cesspool I finally got some good photos of our turkeys.

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