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Posted by Melissa
May 09, 2009, 09:22 PM
The publication of a new Harry Potter book
4876 (6%)
The debut of a new Harry Potter book
3143 (4%)
Ron and Hermione to kiss
23741 (33%)
The moon to turn to cheese
4639 (6%)
Leaky to fix its poll
33808 (48%)
  70207 votes in total

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Goodnight, headmistress.

Posted by PotterBoy90 [ROAR!] on May 14, 2009, 01:36 AM report to moderator
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Hey, Guys!
Wow.
I’ve been laughing hysterically from all this craziness! It’s great! I’ve missed it.

And, really people! What are you all thinking?!
PB, I’ll pay you to keep your regular pants on. I mean, you? In pink pants? And a scrunchy, and slippers, and nail polish…talk about bruised for life!

Ugh.

Oh! HW, you were curious. I’ll show you… And if anyone else wants to see a huge Gumby and Pokey, go here:
http://thegriffinslibrary.blogspot.com/
Thank you!

Okay, heading out! Goodnight, guys. Thanks for the laughs!

Posted by on May 14, 2009, 03:04 AM report to moderator
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Good Morning Everybody!!!!
HAPPY THURSDAY TO EVERYBODY!!!!!
I AM WISHING EVERYBODY TO HAVE A FANTASTIC DAY!!!!
Well we are going to have a few showers early and then a lot of SUNSHINE!!! and then some possible showers this afternoon also!!!!!LOL
I am really supprised that Kris Allen did NOT GO HOME LAST NIGHT!!!
I really thought the competition would be between Danny and Adam!!!! but now it will be even easier for Adam Lambert to win!!!!!

Posted by Mistic Willow on May 14, 2009, 06:47 AM report to moderator
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Morning all! The forecast for today and tomorrow promises no sight of the sun:( I’m boning up on DNA and mitochondrial DNA in connection with tracing your ancestry, it is fascinating. It is also time that I stretched my brain for a change instead of distracting it with fantasy.

Ironsos Welcome back to the madhouse, you have been missed.

I’m glad to see the return of our usual mad jollity.

LemonFaerie I hope that you manage to complete everything that you have planned before you go to LeakyCon. I am looking forward to all your tales upon your return.

Lunchtime

Posted by Graymayne on May 14, 2009, 06:52 AM report to moderator
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Here is an American English vs British English observation that just popped in my head to mention when I first awoke this morning.

The British call their one PENCE pieces a Penny. The Americans call our one CENT pieces a Penny. Both coins are copper or copper colored.

A Penny For Your Thoughts.

This is one case where our common language should have diverged our usage of a common familiar term. Instead, we American kept right on calling the small copper coin a Penny, even though it is clearly labeled as a CENT.

Posted by Lady Hawke on May 14, 2009, 08:13 AM report to moderator
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Morning all!

Too many pages to catch up on right, so I’ll have to keep popping in throughout the day to do so. Ack! So much to do over the next week and just not enough time (or energy) to do it all!

Be back when I can…

Posted by Bookworm Jen on May 14, 2009, 08:31 AM report to moderator
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WON

Do you do your BBQ more Memphis, Kansas, Texas or North Carolina style?

If you are doing pulled pork I assume we can leave Texas style out?

Posted by Lady Hawke on May 14, 2009, 08:31 AM report to moderator
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*right now

Posted by Bookworm Jen on May 14, 2009, 08:31 AM report to moderator
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Lady Hawke that is because in our rebellious youth the names for Spanish coins were adopted We use the dollar sign and cent sign in a direct lift rom that country’s dollar and centavo.

But human habits die hard and in common usage the word penny survived.

As a matter of oddity, I don’t think I have ever read a book that mentions pence as such. It’s usually tuppence (two pence) or farthing (one fourth of a pence) or even ha’penny (one half of a pence).

We also get our quarter dollar from the Spanish. An old Spanish dollar was worth 8 reales and were often cut into 8 separate pieces or “bits”. So two-bits was a quarter of a Spanish dollar and translated straight into American usage for our own coinage. ;)

Lesson over! ;)

This is the kind of trivia and drivel that fills my brain. Sorry. ;)

Off to pretend to be productive. ;)

Bbl. ;)

Posted by Deanie on May 14, 2009, 08:39 AM report to moderator
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LH I know you asked Won this question but here is how I do BBQ. We roast a pork loin for 3-4 hours. Take 2 forks and pull it apart. We then put in pan, pour BBQ sauce all over it, then stick in the refrigator overnight. Then we eat some for dinner and freeze the rest. What style is that??

Posted by korey1979 on May 14, 2009, 08:49 AM report to moderator
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Deanie

I was having a memory this morning of being in a shop in Llangolen Wales when the shop keeper decided to share with me that a Pence Piece was commonly known as a Penny. I was able to laugh and tell them that even more curiously the American one Cent piece was also known as a Penny. I told them as a result my copper colored Shetland Sheepdog was named PENNY. (My current male Shetland Sheepdog is named Copper in memory of my former PENNY and my father’s copper colored dog of his childhood named COPPER.)

That is quite interesting about our money taking its origins from Spanish money. I had never heard that before. So, it really is quite curious that we DID persist in calling our one cent piece a PENNY.

Posted by Lady Hawke on May 14, 2009, 08:50 AM report to moderator
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It depends on the sauce Korey. A sauce with HIGH vinegar content is North Carolina Style.

Memphis BBQ is a thicker sweeter sauce, unless you are using dry rub on your ribs. Memphis has both dry rub and wet ribs. You can order either in a restaurant but there are better places for dry and better places for wet. There tends to be a strong individual preference toward wet or dry ribs.

Our Memphis in May International BBQ Cooking Contest starts today down on the river. There will be competitors from all over the world. Most of what is cooked with be pork, although there is a category called “Anything But…”.

Posted by Lady Hawke on May 14, 2009, 08:55 AM report to moderator
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Memphis BBQ is also cooked in a smoker or in a pit, VERY slow.

Posted by Lady Hawke on May 14, 2009, 08:56 AM report to moderator
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LOST SPOILER

BOOM!!!!…LOST

WaaaaHaaaaHaaaaHaaaa!!!!!!!

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Posted by Lady Hawke on May 14, 2009, 09:25 AM report to moderator
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Lady Hawke, I do my pulled pork Texas style – I have no problems mixing my meats and sauces. I’ve just never been as big of a fan of vinegar-based sauces as I am the tomato, and I only like sweet sauce if its sweetened mostly with bourbon. But I do think low country bbq makes better Brunswick stew.

Posted by Dr. LEW on May 14, 2009, 10:40 AM report to moderator
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We were in North Carolina to visit extended family a few years ago. A couple of distant cousins INSISTED on taking us to the BEST BBQ PLACE there was. We were going to LOVE it. They seemed to disconnect from the reality we were from Memphis. The three of us sat at the table and gave each other covert glances. We couldn’t eat the stuff. We sort of shoved it around. It was so vinegary we couldn’t even taste the meat. It was saturated in vinegar.

I realize this may be just a matter of what you grew up with and what you are accustomed to but my DS is from Texas and his mother is from Oklahoma. They mostly BBQ beef out there. You cook it MUCH faster. It is a completely different treatment. They eat pork BBQ in Memphis. They couldn’t do the North Carolina stuff any better than I could.

BTW, the daughter DID go to school today. I am at home cleaning and cooking and whurking.

Posted by Lady Hawke on May 14, 2009, 10:50 AM report to moderator
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regional_variations_of_barbecue

This is an extensive article on varieties of BBQ found regionally and by state in the USA and around the world.

Posted by Lady Hawke on May 14, 2009, 10:56 AM report to moderator
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BBQ beef is generally made from the brisket and a sweetish sauce, not much vinegar, but perhaps savory, not so hot that you cannot taste the meat. I had my first taste of BBQ in Oklahoma, so beef is my preference.

I really do not love pork BBQ, but if I eat it I prefer the sweet sauces.

My nephew in law does the absolute best beef brisket on the grill that I have ever tasted. I do not know where he learned, his mother was German. They serve it with the sauce on the side, but you can add as much or as little as you want. My niece usually has sweet, mild and hot sauces there.

Twin 1;s DS has a BBQ restaurant in NV and sells his sauces online. I do not currently have the address, but I will see if I can find it. ;)

Almost lunch time. I will search for that address as I eat. ;)

Bbl. ;)

Posted by Deanie on May 14, 2009, 11:03 AM report to moderator
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Sorry Twin 1’s DS…… ;)

Posted by Deanie on May 14, 2009, 11:04 AM report to moderator
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Fly-by from work!

Yesterday I was finally able to hook up the Internet at home :) But I’m nowhere near done catching up…

I hope you’re all having a nice day!

Posted by Felipe on May 14, 2009, 11:16 AM report to moderator
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Okay, I am caught up…it was a very fast catch-up, so I’m not sure how much actually stuck, but I feel better knowing I’ve at least read it all. :)

Back to work, followed by lunch and a meeting…I’ll be back here later this afternoon.

Posted by Bookworm Jen on May 14, 2009, 11:29 AM report to moderator
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I guess we’re North Carolina Style. Our sauce is called Mrs. Wyatt’s (or something like that)…

Posted by korey1979 on May 14, 2009, 11:32 AM report to moderator
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I have vacuumed and put on a pot of spit pea soup. I need to do some laundry and load and unload the dishwasher.

Does anyone know the name of a restaurant famous for Split Pea Soup along the coast of California, north of LA? I tried to find it on the internet and all I found was a place called Andersen’s, not the one I’m looking for.

I think the town had a bit of a German heritage.

Posted by Lady Hawke on May 14, 2009, 11:46 AM report to moderator
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Felipe, “Mr. Wyatt” sounds more Texan that Deep South.

Posted by Dr. LEW on May 14, 2009, 11:48 AM report to moderator
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And by Felipe I mean Korey. I fail.

Posted by Dr. LEW on May 14, 2009, 11:48 AM report to moderator
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Okay, I remembered the name of the town in California where we had the split pea soup, Solvang. It turns out is WAS Andersen’s Restaurant which is actually in Buellton but very close to the DUTCH town of Solvang. They are on the same highway.

Posted by Lady Hawke on May 14, 2009, 11:50 AM report to moderator
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Aaaaack! I can’t find it, but I have asked someone who knows. Maybe they will check their email soon. ;)

Maybe Twin 2 will come on and either post it here or at Yamail. ;)

Quiznos Honey Bourbon Chicken sandwich on whole wheat for lunch. one half of a “regular” is 4 points, one whole “small” is 6 points. That’s not too bad for a meal with that much bread. ;)

Posted by Deanie on May 14, 2009, 11:52 AM report to moderator
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Good morning Leaky friends.

MM Erroll is headed PB way with the rollers.

What a crazy night. Like I said before it is nice to have everyone back in the Castle again!

BBL

Posted by Rhiannon on May 14, 2009, 12:15 PM report to moderator
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Wow, lots of pages to catch up on. Its great to meet all you friendly folks, too. Hi Cool G, Ironsos, Ella, Ava Rose, Headmistress LemonFaerie, Rhiannon, Lady Hawke, Hufflebug, Asti, Madame Minerva, Sirius, Deanie, Bookworm Jen, Potterboy, and Kayzz. Also, Korey1979, Graymayne, Hermione Weasley, Mistic Willow, Laura, Won_Two, Felipe, Mistic Willow, Mollywobbles, Miss Hagrid, and anyone else I may have missed! I recognize some of you from other comment pages. Off to lunch, talk of BBQ is making me drool…

Posted by JRae on May 14, 2009, 12:35 PM report to moderator
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Its actually Mrs Griffins….So I fail too.

Posted by korey1979 on May 14, 2009, 12:35 PM report to moderator
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