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10 hours ago, Snarkyfishguts said:

Omg, my heart melts when you talk about father-daughter time. It's so great how much she loves being around you.

I'm very blessed.

9 hours ago, Rinna said:


Toddler kisses! I miss toddler kisses.

They are awesome. Do you also miss: Toddler Meltdowns? Toddler Teething as the Molars Come In? Toddler Messes? Toddler Poopy Diapers? Toddler Food Throwing At Dinner Time?

8 hours ago, foxinthenorth said:

Even the real sugar kind? ūüėāIt's weird how Pepsi and Coke are the same category of drink but people tend to like one over the other.

 

 

I recently discovered I like Dr Pepper and it's the only soda I will buy now. "Pop" sounds weird to me now, too, 12 years after moving to LA, but growing up in Seattle that's what we called it. "Soda" sounds more sophisticated to me, like I feel fancier asking for "soda" than "pop," and I think that's also because of the "soda water" connotation. (Which I like, incidentally. I'm one of the rare breeds that likes plain unflavored soda water.)

Pepsi always leaves me feeling like there is a film on my teeth.

8 hours ago, Elastigirl said:

Awww, sweet Li'l Bit kisses.

 

I should check out our fridge section for premade sweet potatoes

They are very good. 

2 hours ago, iatetheyeti said:

 

I mean, I wouldn't object!

 

 

That is absolutely adorable :)

 

In addition to BBQ and Tea on the Porch all NF friends who visit Tank get complimentary Breakfast Tacos.

1 minute ago, TheGreyJedi-Ranger said:

I've had both. I'm less picky about brisket, but I don't think brisket needs sauce. Pulled pork kinda does though, just.. not much. 

 

I really need to come visit Texas. It sounds like a fun and delicious place if you can get around how hot it is there xD

I've had pulled Pork once that had a good enough dry rub it didn't need sauce. If you come to Texas October-April it isn't unbearably hot (though it may still feel warm). As I've said before, even during the winter Solstice we get over 10 hours of light.

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3 minutes ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

I've had pulled Pork once that had a good enough dry rub it didn't need sauce. If you come to Texas October-April it isn't unbearably hot (though it may still feel warm). As I've said before, even during the winter Solstice we get over 10 hours of light.

Perfect. I'm putting it on my list (which is getting pretty long)

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2 minutes ago, TheGreyJedi-Ranger said:

Perfect. I'm putting it on my list (which is getting pretty long)

When traveling, just know the best Breakfast Tacos are in San Antonio, the best BBQ is in Austin and the Hill Country.

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9 hours ago, foxinthenorth said:

Even the real sugar kind? ūüėāIt's weird how Pepsi and Coke are the same category of drink but people tend to like one over the other.


Pepsi is just plain nasty. 
 

1 hour ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

They are awesome. Do you also miss: Toddler Meltdowns? Toddler Teething as the Molars Come In? Toddler Messes? Toddler Poopy Diapers? Toddler Food Throwing At Dinner Time?


Ummm. No.  But cherish those kisses.  Soon those toddlers become teenagers who no longer want kisses & snuggles. (Granted it would be weird)

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19 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:
20 hours ago, RhiaWolfe said:

 

Really? That's just... that's just wrong. That's a cook out, not a BBQ. Unless you got pulled pork and/or brisket, don't call it a BBQ. 

Don't forget Ribs.

 

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1 hour ago, Rinna said:


Pepsi is just plain nasty. 
 


Ummm. No.  But cherish those kisses.  Soon those toddlers become teenagers who no longer want kisses & snuggles. (Granted it would be weird)

I do cherish them.

58 minutes ago, Mr_Willes said:

 

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So the basic rule of thumb for American BBQ is Texas' specialty is Brisket. The South and SouthEast specializes in Pulled Pork, and Memphis and Kansas City specializes in Ribs. Each region does all three, but those specialities in those regions are generally Acknowledged. 

 

Then there is New York:

 

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2 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

In addition to BBQ and Tea on the Porch all NF friends who visit Tank get complimentary Breakfast Tacos.

 

This just gets better and better!

 

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12 hours ago, foxinthenorth said:

"Pop" sounds weird to me now, too, 12 years after moving to LA, but growing up in Seattle that's what we called it. "Soda" sounds more sophisticated to me

 

To be fair, it doesn't become really weird until people start talking about "soda music" and "Euro-soda", and start debating the differences between the two... 

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6 hours ago, iatetheyeti said:

 

This just gets better and better!

 

Many Nerds have already shared Tacos with me. 

5 hours ago, fearless 2.0 said:

as always great to read here! Hi Tank! :) *waves*

Welcome!

5 hours ago, Scaly Freak said:

 

To be fair, it doesn't become really weird until people start talking about "soda music" and "Euro-soda", and start debating the differences between the two... 

Soda goes the weasel comes to mind.

4 hours ago, foxinthenorth said:

wat

 

Euro-soda makes me think of this: 

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2 hours ago, Big_Show said:

5 pages already

 

GOD DAMMIT TANK

Table for Mallory?

 

Today is a good day. Got to run some errands and spend time with the baby. Did a mini-workout for the NF Journey App daily win and a mobility test for that challenge. LUnch was good. I cooked some orzo to be a base. Meanwhile I cooked chicken thighs (chopped) in avocado oil with a pre-made mix called "Greek Seasoning" and white wine vinegar. When it was almost done I drained most of the liquid to get the outside toasted and wilted in some spinach. I topped it with a mixture I made with plain Greek Yogurt, Feta, lemon zest and Lemon Juice. It was amazing. Dinner is the steak, green beans and sweet potatoes I made yesterday.

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11 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Many Nerds have already shared Tacos with me. 

 

Here's hoping that in a post-pandemic world we can get to travelling again. Texas was already on my list without the enticing promise of Tank's Home Cooking (TM)!

 

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On 10/22/2020 at 9:55 PM, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

 

Today is a good day. I had a good time with our daughter. She was in a good mood most of the time and we had fun. One of the cute things she did today was bring her books to me and insist I read them to her, sometimes more than once. Another cute thing she did was when she was sitting on the recliner with me. She was almost to the footrest between my legs and turned around and started climbing up. I couldn't figure out why then she gave me a kiss.

 

 

This is the cutest frickin' thing................

 

On 10/23/2020 at 8:42 AM, TheGreyJedi-Ranger said:

I really need to come visit Texas. It sounds like a fun and delicious place if you can get around how hot it is there xD

 

I visited in September last year for a work conference and I actively wanted to shuffle my soul off the mortal coil every time I set foot outside.   aaaaaaaaaaa

 

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14 hours ago, Maggie-Miau said:

 

Orzo is my most favorite ever pretty much regardless of what it's served with. love that funky little not-rice.

Little Bit really enjoyed it too. She was eating it one noodle at a time and having a blast.

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6 hours ago, iatetheyeti said:

 

Here's hoping that in a post-pandemic world we can get to travelling again. Texas was already on my list without the enticing promise of Tank's Home Cooking (TM)!

 

You'll get the home cooking, and the tacos are at a Restraunt. Everyone gets the Tacos, not everyone has the time to stay for home cooking. I think @Wild Wolf and Princess Mononoke (Sorry, the tagging system is being weird) might be the only ones who have gotten a Tank Cooked Meal so far.

1 hour ago, shaar said:

 

This is the cutest frickin' thing................

 

 

I visited in September last year for a work conference and I actively wanted to shuffle my soul off the mortal coil every time I set foot outside.   aaaaaaaaaaa

 

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It's already started cooling off by September (Highs usually only in the 90s as opposed to breaking 100). The tradeoff is lack of SAD in the winter. As I always brag, we get over 10 hours of daylight on the Winter Solstice.

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Today is a good day. I went out and voted and picked up a prescription on the way home. It was actually cold enough to wear a light jacket! We spent the morning just chilling then I made lunch. I cooked some diced onion, carrots, celery and garlic in avocado oil with Italian seasoning and red wine vinegar. When it had cooked about 5 minutes I added 2 lbs of ground beef with salt, pepper and red wine vinegar. When that had cooked I added a tablespoon of flour and stirred it in to thicken the liquid that had cooked off of the veggies and the meat. I then added Marinara sauce and served it over fresh fettucine and topped with Parmesan. It was incredible.

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On 10/23/2020 at 11:37 AM, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

The South and SouthEast specializes in Pulled Pork, the correct meat to BBQ

 

Fixed that for you

 

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1 hour ago, DJtrippyT said:

 

Fixed that for you

 

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I've been very diplomatic in my description of BBQ. Pulled Pork is OK if you can't get Brisket.

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On 10/23/2020 at 10:21 AM, Rinna said:

Pepsi is just plain nasty. 

 

I'm starting to think I'm the only person in the world who prefers Pepsi to Coke.  :( 

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9 hours ago, SkyGirl said:

 

I'm starting to think I'm the only person in the world who prefers Pepsi to Coke.  :( 

Maybe not the ONLY one, but there can't be that many.

8 hours ago, Emma said:

You are not alone. I’m a Pepsi fan, too.

But do you prefer it to coke?

8 hours ago, Sloth the Enduring said:

There’s two of you!?!

My thoughts exactly.

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