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I just had a B12 shot, and damn, it burns.
Thanks for the warning! I've only had some B-52 shots. Luckily they were painless.

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Ek love random useless informasie - het jy al ooit QI van Stephen Fry gekyk?

Love it. Laat mens partykeer agterkom hoe ONskepties mens kan wees oor alledaagse goed.
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... usually about stuff that happens around me and to me...
In the spirit of this new thread, I'll let you in on a dirty little secret of mine. Every year, I bake ... for a church bazaar.

I am a bit of a bread enthusiast, and some years ago started experimenting with slow fermented sourdough loaves and a wood fired oven. A friend ordered a few loaves to flog at her regular table at her church's annual bazaar, and I'm chuffed to say it turned out quite a hit. So every year since I've made a batch of my signature loaves for her little project.

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I am a bit of a bread enthusiast, and some years ago started experimenting with slow fermented sourdough loaves and a wood fired oven. A friend ordered a few loaves to flog at her regular table at her church's annual bazaar, and I'm chuffed to say it turned out quite a hit. So every year since I've made a batch of my signature loaves for her little project.

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Every year, I bake ... for a church bazaar.

Bwhahahahaaa!! We're all capatilists at heart... or are you doing it for the charitable feeling?

I'm quite partial to B-52's as well, my record (at age 18 which is more than double the years ago) was 29 of the little bastards before I keeled over from the barstool. 


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Just saw a Jewish guy dressed in full black corporate gear but he adorned it with tassles and a Yarmulke, janked me to a standstill, weird.... turns out he's orthodox and I should take the time to count the knots and amount of tassles which would then tell me how orthodox he really is.  :P


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We're all capatilists at heart... or are you doing it for the charitable feeling?
Neither, really. I just enjoy the drama and processes of rustic baking, and get a kick out of people discovering the end product. My friend insists on reimbursing my costs, plus maybe the price of a bakkieload of firewood.

But at the end of the day I guess its like most hobbies ... a bottomless, unrecoverable pit of expense punctuated by a few moments of joy. ::)

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We're all capatilists at heart... or are you doing it for the charitable feeling?
Neither, really. I just enjoy the drama and processes of rustic baking, and get a kick out of people discovering the end product. My friend insists on reimbursing my costs, plus maybe the price of a bakkieload of firewood.

But at the end of the day I guess its like most hobbies ... a bottomless, unrecoverable pit of expense punctuated by a few moments of joy. ::)

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Ever thought of turning it into a business artisan breads are becoming popular these days.


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But at the end of the day I guess its like most hobbies ... a bottomless, unrecoverable pit of expense punctuated by a few moments of joy. ::)

Goodness yes, we've got a "hobby room" or rather my S/O calls it his "Mancave", its been insured as a specified item (the contents of the room), at R50k because of the myriad of stuff that fills it. Our interests flits randomly from the one new thing to the next. We've got shelves full of Warhammer figurines, bits and bobs of old toys being converted to scenery, computer spares, stuff for the guitars, books, woodworking tools, old motors from toys, waterpistols (not sure why we're collecting those, but nevermind), we can melt stuff, mould stuff, fix stuff and break it in equal measure depending on the mood and the intention. And ALL of it is simply for the pure joy of it and will never recover the cost of having it in the first place.

My domestic refuses to enter the room as she gets shouted at if she dares to move something, so its rather dusty as well....


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Awesome. It's not just me. My life is an endless sequence of:

"Ack! I'm going to have to move this partial RC airplane assembly so I can start work on the 3D printer! Hmm, maybe I should fix that broken bike engine first..... choices choices....."
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Awesome. It's not just me. My life is an endless sequence of:

"Ack! I'm going to have to move this partial RC airplane assembly so I can start work on the 3D printer! Hmm, maybe I should fix that broken bike engine first..... choices choices....."

I'm like that too, but I try very hard to finish one thing at a time, it can take months thou. The hardest is to not loose interest in between things.


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I've been thinking and thunk that it's so difficult to find useless information that applies to me but that sounds so arrogant so the best I can do is to say that I akshuelly watch Ellen de Generis 'coz my wife like it: I hate the screaming audience and often switch to another even more rubbish channel! ...and then last nite I watched RAMBO 111 Jisses he kicked arse only problem is I've seen it before and knew the dialogue.
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I've been thinking and thunk that it's so difficult to find useless information that applies to me but that sounds so arrogant so the best I can do is to say that I akshuelly watch Ellen de Generis 'coz my wife like it: I hate the screaming audience and often switch to another even more rubbish channel! ...and then last nite I watched RAMBO 111 Jisses he kicked arse only problem is I've seen it before and knew the dialogue.

Consider small talk, its generally all useless but we're forced to do it all the time... because we're polite and our mother's tried very hard to bring us up to be respectful and decent individuals.

Do you REALLY watch Ellen????:-[ 


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Anyone got any tips for a green pool?

And no, "throw a few koi in" is not the advice I seek!
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Anyone got any tips for a green pool?

And no, "throw a few koi in" is not the advice I seek!
Buy a packet of shock treatment.  Throw it into the wier [edit--open it and throw the contents in, not the whole bag].  Filter for a few hours.  Measure Ph. of the water with the test strips you bought at the same time as the shock treatment.  If you didn't buy any, then do so now.  If the Ph is not correct, then throw in some of the alkalinity up or acidity up that you bought at the same time as the test strips.  If you didn't buy any, then do so now.  Filter for some more hours.  Wait for the free chlorine to subside to acceptable levels.  Swim.
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