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by CAM
Mon 27 Dec, 2004 7:21 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Eggless Chocolate Cake/New Oven
Replies: 3
Views: 12519

Good to see you back J Michael, and hope you have a very happy new year.
by CAM
Fri 24 Dec, 2004 2:35 am
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: llizard's advent calendar, 2004
Replies: 38
Views: 53069

"Chestnuts" is indeed one of my least favourite :stinks: Christmas :hohoho: songs; I carefully averted my eyes while reading the lyrics on the Dec 21 entry, to avoid infection. :hohoho: This reminded me of something a friend sent me today in which he said "Seasons Greetings" and...
by CAM
Thu 23 Dec, 2004 2:04 am
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: The festive spirit?
Replies: 14
Views: 21699

The tree is up.... now it's really Christmas

The tree went up last evening. It looks lovely. I put candles out today. I finished tidying up the "public areas" of the house. The kids removed the lead from their shorts and began furiously cleaning their rooms. I once heard a rumour that Santa Clause doesn't visit houses where kids' bed...
by CAM
Tue 21 Dec, 2004 11:12 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Time passing too quickly lately
Replies: 9
Views: 16659

Re: Time passing too quickly lately

This must rate as the most acane post here, BUT, has anyone noticed that time seems to be going by a tad more quickly than it used to?? I mean, was it not about 2 years ago we worried about 2YK?? Anyone with children surely will have noticed that they are incredibly older now; mine are. :stinks: ME...
by CAM
Tue 21 Dec, 2004 11:11 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Horrifying vanilla
Replies: 15
Views: 26175

Re: vanilla extract

..."pure vanilla extract" with corn syrup... I am unhappy to notice that my Watkins' brand "pure vanilla extract" has corn syrup in it, too. The ordinary vanilla extract from the grocery store has only "pure vanilla extract" and alcohol -- I will stick to that in the a...
by CAM
Tue 21 Dec, 2004 12:21 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: The festive spirit?
Replies: 14
Views: 21699

The tree got decorated yesterday We are STILL decorating our tree. We started two days ago. I think we'll finish this evening. We found out that it was much much easier to do it over a couple of days. Since we started doing that, the number of skirmishes and grumblings have been reduced dramaticall...
by CAM
Tue 21 Dec, 2004 1:34 am
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Horrifying vanilla
Replies: 15
Views: 26175

Horrifying vanilla

I knew there were differing qualities of vanilla extract, but never new that "pure vanilla extract" might have corn syrup in it! I didn't read the ingredients, and yesterday I ruined a recipe. As I poured in the requisite two teaspoonsful sp I realized it smelled odd. By then too late. I t...
by CAM
Tue 21 Dec, 2004 1:24 am
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: The festive spirit?
Replies: 14
Views: 21699

It's started me dreaming of a white christmas, just like the ones we used to know. :*1: :*2: :*3: :*4: :*5: I think I know that kind of Christmas. Is it the kind where the treetops glisten and children listen to hear sleighbells in the snow? :*5: :*4: :*3: :*2: :*1: :hohoho: http://www.always-safe....
by CAM
Wed 15 Dec, 2004 7:24 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: David's signature - eine Frage
Replies: 8
Views: 13817

Re: David's signature - eine Frage

David wrote:Die schnecken sind mein freund.
Huh? I don't speak much French. :hohoho:
by CAM
Wed 15 Dec, 2004 3:58 am
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: The festive spirit?
Replies: 14
Views: 21699

:*1: :*2: :*3: :*4: :*5: :*1: :*3: :*4: :*5: :*1: :*2: :*3: :*4: :*5: :*1: :*2: :*3: :*4: :*5: :*1: :*2: :*3: :*4: :*5: :*1: :*2: :*3: :hohoho: :hohoho: :hohoho: :hohoho: :hohoho: :hohoho: :hohoho: It feels like Christmas is coming when I look for llizard's advent calendar and find it. Wrap presents...
by CAM
Mon 13 Dec, 2004 11:30 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: What do you call this?
Replies: 12
Views: 18268

Goldilocks raises a good question about the etymology of the expression "knock (on, up, down, a-door) ginger." I note that Goldilocks suggests that Ginger is a person, but is that a correct assumption :?: :jump: I played "knock up ginger" in two Western Canadian provinces as a ch...
by CAM
Mon 13 Dec, 2004 4:53 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Horrible Food (and I use the term lightly)
Replies: 21
Views: 32881

Horrid breakfast: Another congee post

try boiled okra! Yes, I agree that is horrid... but not as horrid as tapioca pudding. Hearkening back to the congee discussion on llizard's forum, and recalling that I tend to prefer Asian breakfasts when in Asia, I decided to try the congee for breakfast on the plane back from Asia. Opened the foi...
by CAM
Sat 11 Dec, 2004 4:58 am
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Influenza Vaccine - Why Not?
Replies: 11
Views: 17250

Re: Influenza Vaccine - Why Not?

DataRyder wrote:
MEF wrote:I've just talked to four people who would rather face this year's influenza virus than have the vaccine; is this a common attitude? If so, why?
This is a topic that *really* gets me ranting. You'll see.... :)DataRyder
You go, DataRyder!
by CAM
Fri 10 Dec, 2004 3:58 am
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: llizard's advent calendar, 2004
Replies: 38
Views: 53069

Pa rum pum pum pummm. You :stinks: scoundrels! :stinks: Counter with the Chipmonks version of: Rudolph, the red nosed reindeer... :stomp: :stomp: :stomp: NOOOOOOO!!! Right back at you with: I Want A Hippopotamus for Christmas :whee: :whee: :whee: :whee: And what about YBWO, YBNC, YBNP, ITYW: SCICTT.
by CAM
Thu 09 Dec, 2004 9:42 am
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Phnom Penh dinners
Replies: 5
Views: 11933

...I keep thinking about that lentil and sausage dish you had at "Comme a la Maison". I guess there is still plenty of evidence of the French influence. Is French still spoken as well? And do you get the sense that the French cookery has a slight Cambodian flare? I remember having a great...