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Old 06-18-2017, 12:27 PM   #326
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Something very odd happened today. No real previous fear of heights at age 49, was at a birthday party and they had one of those climbing walls there. Never done it before, goaded into doing it...anyway, took the easy route, hit the button and the guy says, "just jump straight off the wall..." Couldn't do it. Like literally couldn't do it, had to climb down.
I don't recall the details, but someone told me about a guy who had climbed huge fixed ladders all the time over a long career. One time he just got stuck and couldn't/wouldn't come down and had to be rescued.
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Old 06-18-2017, 12:57 PM   #327
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Now he's just a social climber?
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Old 06-18-2017, 01:21 PM   #328
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Candidate for a 12 step program?
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Old 06-18-2017, 01:36 PM   #329
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That's still up in the air
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Old 06-18-2017, 02:20 PM   #330
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I'm going to go with the ladder.
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Old 06-18-2017, 02:57 PM   #331
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Must have rung his bell.
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Old 06-18-2017, 03:24 PM   #332
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Viva la mulberry tree!!
I drove by the old place a few weeks ago. The bastard covers about half the front yard and hangs about 6 feet over the street. It was planted circa 1960.

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Not a mulberry tree story, but a tree-cutting-down Keystone Kops-style story:

Friend of mine worked landscaping and his dad had a towering pine tree in his front yard he wanted taken down. Friend enlists my help. I show up and he's climbed up and gotten a rope tied around the middle of the tree. He tells me to hold the rope while he chews up the tree with the chainsaw. When it starts to go, give it a good pull. Sensible creature that I am, I tell him that I don't think that's going to work. First, it's one huge freakin' tree. Second, I don't think the rope's tied up high enough. Third, I ain't no Schwarzenegger.... That tree's gonna fall wherever the **** it wants to fall. He gives me the nah bro, we got this. I shrug -- it's your disco.

He starts hacking as I'm pulling and sure enough the second I feel the tree start to fall I know there's no way it's coming my way. I'm giving it all she's got but soon have to give up lest I get dragged to Timbuktu. Luckily we missed the powerlines, and that car that was coming down the street had enough sense to stop. Could've been a nice disaster.

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I have a tree chopping story too!

I was in Jr High School (13 years old?). We had an evergreen in the middle of the back yard, some sort of cypress I think. It was huge as well, maybe 30 feet high. My dad contracted with me for 15 bucks to chop it down. Although I knew absolutely nothing about being a lumberjack, I think my dad was the dumber party involved.

We had lots of crap in our yard around the tree to be destroyed. By the clock:
2 o'clock-4 o'clock: power and telephone lines
4 o'clock-7 o'clock: house
7 o'clock-10 o'clock: couple old cars
10 o'clock-12 o'clock: some smaller trees

You read it right, the tree has to fall between 12 and 2 o'clock not to destroy something that will piss off my dad. This was long before reality logging shows, so I figured that when I hear it start to crack, I will just push it towards where I want it to land. That much tree probably weighed 2 or 3 tons, lol.

My dad didn't have a chainsaw or axe (thank God) but he lent me his hatchet.


It took me a week of hacking away at the lower branches before I could even chop on the trunk. At first I tried making a cut that would aim it where I wanted, but after awhile the blade was so small I couldn't even chop chips. So I started chopping all the way round. After another couple weeks of chopping I heard a crack as it started to go. At that moment I realized how stupid it was to try to push it. It was like pushing on a building, and it moved too fast. And it fell.... exactly at 1 o'clock. In the exact perfect spot. One of the events in my life that convinced me there is a God watching over idiots with hatchets.
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Old 06-18-2017, 03:32 PM   #333
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Thankfully you were on standard time, so 1 o'clock was 1 o'clock.
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Old 06-18-2017, 04:23 PM   #334
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I drove by the old place a few weeks ago. The bastard covers about half the front yard and hangs about 6 feet over the street. It was planted circa 1960.







I have a tree chopping story too!



I was in Jr High School (13 years old?). We had an evergreen in the middle of the back yard, some sort of cypress I think. It was huge as well, maybe 30 feet high. My dad contracted with me for 15 bucks to chop it down. Although I knew absolutely nothing about being a lumberjack, I think my dad was the dumber party involved.



We had lots of crap in our yard around the tree to be destroyed. By the clock:

2 o'clock-4 o'clock: power and telephone lines

4 o'clock-7 o'clock: house

7 o'clock-10 o'clock: couple old cars

10 o'clock-12 o'clock: some smaller trees



You read it right, the tree has to fall between 12 and 2 o'clock not to destroy something that will piss off my dad. This was long before reality logging shows, so I figured that when I hear it start to crack, I will just push it towards where I want it to land. That much tree probably weighed 2 or 3 tons, lol.



My dad didn't have a chainsaw or axe (thank God) but he lent me his hatchet.





It took me a week of hacking away at the lower branches before I could even chop on the trunk. At first I tried making a cut that would aim it where I wanted, but after awhile the blade was so small I couldn't even chop chips. So I started chopping all the way round. After another couple weeks of chopping I heard a crack as it started to go. At that moment I realized how stupid it was to try to push it. It was like pushing on a building, and it moved too fast. And it fell.... exactly at 1 o'clock. In the exact perfect spot. One of the events in my life that convinced me there is a God watching over idiots with hatchets.


More like a fell spirit imo
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Old 06-19-2017, 10:27 AM   #335
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Crushed my daily step record with 27,000 yesterday. Aren't we so lucky to have our health?!!?
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Old 06-19-2017, 02:38 PM   #336
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have to work off that lobster and butter somehow!
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Old 06-19-2017, 05:30 PM   #337
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Going to a soul food place in Vegas for dinner tonight. Can choose three of these sides to go with my fried chicken:

Collard Greens, Macaroni & Cheese, Yams, Black Eyed Peas, Red Beans and Rice, Potato Salad, Cornbread Dressing, Cabbage, String Beans, Fried Okra, Mash Potatoes, Rice, Gravy & Succotash


Plan right now is greens, mac & cheese, fried okra. Not sure if mac & cheese over black eyed peas is an unforced error or not.
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Old 06-19-2017, 05:47 PM   #338
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greens, fried okra and potato salad(red beans and rice if the potato salad doesn't look fresh)
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Old 06-19-2017, 07:54 PM   #339
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Yeah, heavily dependent on actual details. With some there's enough variation in preparation it's hard to say just based on name (pot salad, cornbread dressing); others I think are generally similar enough place-to-place I'd rather get something a bit more unique unless I had a personal love (mac). I think greens are a no brainer and I'd look at string beans and red beans and rice as the next two up, but I really love string beans with pot likker when done well, ditto red beans and rice. I have no real idea what cornbread dressing is so that and pot salad are possible substitutes.
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Old 06-19-2017, 07:55 PM   #340
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Sounds like a couple extras on the side is the call with that list.
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Old 06-19-2017, 08:01 PM   #341
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Chop,

1 Greens
2 Mac
3 Cornbread dressing or yams or potato salad
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Old 06-19-2017, 08:36 PM   #342
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Going to a soul food place in Vegas for dinner tonight. Can choose three of these sides to go with my fried chicken:

Collard Greens, Macaroni & Cheese, Yams, Black Eyed Peas, Red Beans and Rice, Potato Salad, Cornbread Dressing, Cabbage, String Beans, Fried Okra, Mash Potatoes, Rice, Gravy & Succotash


Plan right now is greens, mac & cheese, fried okra. Not sure if mac & cheese over black eyed peas is an unforced error or not.
First off...wat

As for your question, that one is easy. mac n cheese, corn bread dressing, black eyed peas. Then keep ordering additional sides until either:
A) you're full - at which point, man up and order a fewouple more anyway
B) the only one left that you haven't ordered is okra
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Old 06-19-2017, 08:37 PM   #343
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I'm thinking I want a balance of flavors while showing respect for tradition. So, that being said I would go with
1. Greens for bitterness
2. Black Eyed Peas for saltiness and
3. Cornbread for sweetness

And now I am hungry.
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Old 06-19-2017, 09:31 PM   #344
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Going to a soul food place in Vegas for dinner tonight. Can choose three of these sides to go with my fried chicken:

Collard Greens, Macaroni & Cheese, Yams, Black Eyed Peas, Red Beans and Rice, Potato Salad, Cornbread Dressing, Cabbage, String Beans, Fried Okra, Mash Potatoes, Rice, Gravy & Succotash


Plan right now is greens, mac & cheese, fried okra. Not sure if mac & cheese over black eyed peas is an unforced error or not.
Way late here, but (in descending order):
Black eyed peas
String beans
Fried okra
Rice & gravy
Cornbread dressing
Red beans & rice
Potato salad
Mashed potatoes
Cabbage
Succotash
Collards
Yams
Mac & cheese

*Mac & cheese--I'm personally not a fan, but I wouldn't waste a pick here on a dish you could get at a comparable quality almost anywhere
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Old 06-19-2017, 09:46 PM   #345
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I didn't know macaroni was soul food.

Being that chop is used to eating far weirder stuff, I would guess succotash, okra, and yams.
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Old 06-19-2017, 10:13 PM   #346
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Anyone have some Denver food recs? Everything from fine dining to food truck. How about a bar? Thank you Thank you.
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Old 06-19-2017, 10:16 PM   #347
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Going to a soul food place in Vegas for dinner tonight. Can choose three of these sides to go with my fried chicken:

Collard Greens, Macaroni & Cheese, Yams, Black Eyed Peas, Red Beans and Rice, Potato Salad, Cornbread Dressing, Cabbage, String Beans, Fried Okra, Mash Potatoes, Rice, Gravy & Succotash


Plan right now is greens, mac & cheese, fried okra. Not sure if mac & cheese over black eyed peas is an unforced error or not.
Anything over yams is an unforced error!
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They were out of okra! Sad times




Chicken was fantastic.

Greens were excellent.

Mac & cheese was par.

Yams were way too sweet. Didn't finish them.


When she said they were out of okra I asked her to choose the third one for me, that's how I got yammed.

Mac & cheese was a mistake, I should have known better.
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My bottom three choices. Well done.
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Anything over yams is an unforced error!
She hasn't been given full access or am I wrong?
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