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    What was your favorite musical groups/songs growing up?

    My first favorite when I was 4 or 5 was an 8 track my parents had of Bob Seger’s Against the Wind. Then CCR’s Lookin Out My Backdoor and Ronnie Millsap’s Smoky Mountain Rain. Grew up on country and rock radio. Third grade was the Bangles Walk Like an Egyptian. Caved to peer pressure a few...
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    What are your plans/menus for the Fourth of July?

    After service Sunday, our church is putting on a fireworks display and everyone is supposed to bring homemade ice cream. The fireworks will be set off on the opposite side of the highway from the church in the parking lot of the volunteer fire department. :cool: But, we’re going to buy...
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    Bon appetit? .... yum! What's on your menu?

    Chinese takeout- sweet & sour pork, hawaiian chicken, chicken chow mein, chicken teriyaki, fried rice, cream cheese wontons and the best egg rolls ever.
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    What Did You Do Today?

    Got up at midnight, 3:00, and 6:00 to check the smoker and add charcoal and pecan wood. Finally stayed up after the 9:00 check. It’s raining again today. After 3 weeks of rain, we had sunshine Saturday and Sunday. Got tired of stoking the fire and brought the pork shoulder in around noon...
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    Bon appetit? .... yum! What's on your menu?

    Last night was smoked burgers with bacon and pepper jack on grilled sourdough toast. I put two slabs of ribs on the smoker about an hour ago that we’ll have with beans, potato salad and mac & cheese later. Then, when I take the ribs off, I will put a pork shoulder on to smoke overnight for...
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    Bon appetit? .... yum! What's on your menu?

    The base is Native American fry bread. My recipe calls for flour, salt, baking powder, shortening and water. It makes a stiff dough that you separate into balls about the size of a baseball, then stretch with your hands to about the size of a saucer and 1/2 inch thick, then deep fry them...
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    Concerned over China

    The land they are buying up in my part of Oklahoma is all for marijuana grows. They are buying acreages with and without homes. They strip the homes and house the workers from what I understand. In many cases, the properties are not even listed as being for sale. They contact the...
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    Washington Governor Signs Bill Mandating Critical Race Training in Public Schools

    Another reason I am thankful and blessed to live where I do. Governor Stitt just signed the bill banning crt here. Of course the folks in OKC and Tulsa aren’t too happy, but we still outnumber least for now. The language in our bill specifically states it will be illegal to teach...
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    Christian Movies

    I have seen the first one and plan to watch the others.
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    Password protected forums.

    Sounds like the perfect burger...except for the ketchup part.
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    Bon appetit? .... yum! What's on your menu?

    Just put some ribs on the smoker. They are from last year’s pigs and this will be the first ones we’ve tried. Butcher cut them weird, kinda like St. Louis style but not exactly. They’ll be good though. Lots of Head Country dry rub and threw some pecan wood on top of the coals. Doing...
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    Bon appetit? .... yum! What's on your menu?

    Bought some chicken wings for tonight. Haven’t had them since football season ended. Was tempted by the drumsticks, which are 1/4 the price, but they’re just not the same and I am only feeding two tonight. Will separate the two pieces at the joint and deep fry them. Then some will be...
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    Bon appetit? .... yum! What's on your menu?

    What’s “Johnny’s”?
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    Silly thing that drives me crazy

    Happens to me all the time. Especially with doctors. They may give me 5 answers, but none that actually answer what I am trying to ask or seek clarification on. For your specific example, the only thing I can relate to is a heart scan I had two years ago. They gave me nitro and told me if I...
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    Prices Already Rising

    Bought chlorine today for the first time this season. Paid $175 for 25lbs granules. Same bucket was $138 last summer.
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    Nail polish

    I’ve found new polish dries much faster and started tossing older bottles because they take so much longer to dry. It’s important to make sure each coat is completely dry before applying the next. I put 3 coats on my toes in about 20 minutes with a brand new bottle - not sure the brand and...
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    Bon appetit? .... yum! What's on your menu?

    Tamales smothered with chili and cheese....ooh and ice cream for dessert. Stopped off at Braum’s (Oklahoma based, regional ice cream and dairy store) and picked up English toffee ice cream, bubblegum ice cream and pineapple upside down cake frozen yogurt, which is new and I am really excited to...
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    Does anyone have a car with Auto Stop feature?

    I bought a 2018 Jeep Compass in February that has the auto stop feature. I had heard about this and made sure there was a way to turn it off before I made the purchase. But, I have to turn it off every time I re-start.
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    Bon appetit? .... yum! What's on your menu?

    Shrimp boil with cheddar bay biscuits. Doesn’t seem right to call it a “low country boil” since I am in Oklahoma, but got all the stuff. Kids love eating off the table without plates and have adopted “no shrimp left behind”. Got 3lbs shrimp and 1lb andouille, so we’ll see if any are left...