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Offline UT-Erin03

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« Reply #90 on: October 12, 2017, 02:00:04 PM »
Congrats on your new addition @Drew4UTk , and sorry for your loss. Catahoulas are so interesting and sweet, for sure. 

We lost our senior in July as well, and our pup that we still have has been terribly lonely and a little depressed.  Not sure if corndog is the answer, but looking to find one that would mesh with her personality.  


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« Reply #91 on: October 12, 2017, 02:18:07 PM »
thank you @UT-Erin03 ... she was possibly the best dog i'll ever have had the opportunity to meet.   her 'pound' name was 'coco', which was changed to 'soco' (like southern comfort), which helped in her responding to the new name and paid homage to her catahoula breeding (state dog of Louisiana)... she rescued me as much as anything.

there were three breeds i was watching for once the shock of her passing wore- a presa de canario, a dogo argente, and a cane corso... the one i found (named vito) is the american version (not the italian), and they go a size or two larger than their italian kinfolk, and have much larger head proportions... i could really care less how he looks, though- as it's their temperament with 'family' as opposed to strangers that i like.... weird crap is encroaching in my 'hood, literally, and.... this ought to offer a layer of protection...

are you a really active type?  

i have a friend with an Australian Shepard.. he literally runs that dog 20+miles a day five days a week... he's a competitive mountain biker, and the dog follows along him on the trail (5.25miles a lap for five laps) every time he goes... he bails out and chills in the truck most often on the last lap, he say's, and has since he was a pup... great dog- and madness that it has that much energy and stamina... dog has to be every bit of ten years old, now.  

that dog may be too smart to not have a very active outlet.   

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« Reply #92 on: October 12, 2017, 03:30:40 PM »
Im sorry to hear about your loss too Drew.  We had a Golden for 11 years and I still miss her.  Aren’t in a position to have a dog now so I find myself needing a wet nose fix pretty often - anytime I’m in a place like hanging out at a table in front of a coffee shop and a candidate canine comes by, I’ll extend my hand and see if I get the nose treatment.  Our golden had a way of sticking her nose under any outstretched hand and kind of moving her head up to signal that a good ear scratch would be welcome.  I think a lot of dogs have that gene.

And she also had endless energy.  I trained for a marathon back in ‘04 and she was my personal trainer.  We’d go to Lief Erickson trail in forest park above Portland, which is 11 miles long with quarter mile posts.  About 1000’ of relief.  Perfect for out and backs including of course those long 20 milers you do a month or so before the big day.  It’s a popular trail so lots of folks on it and I kept her on leash, usually.  

But at the end of one of those really long runs, we were both covered in trail mud, and I was wiped out, and I mistakenly thought it’d be okay to let her go off leash as we walked back to the car.  She’d be beat too, right?

Wrong.  First couple that came walking the other way suddenly had a big muddy golden retriever planting her paws on one of their chests with wildly lolling tongue and total glee to greet them!  The 20 miler hadn’t phased her a bit!
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« Reply #93 on: October 12, 2017, 03:47:17 PM »
thank you @UT-Erin03 ... she was possibly the best dog i'll ever have had the opportunity to meet.   her 'pound' name was 'coco', which was changed to 'soco' (like southern comfort), which helped in her responding to the new name and paid homage to her catahoula breeding (state dog of Louisiana)... she rescued me as much as anything.

there were three breeds i was watching for once the shock of her passing wore- a presa de canario, a dogo argente, and a cane corso... the one i found (named vito) is the american version (not the italian), and they go a size or two larger than their italian kinfolk, and have much larger head proportions... i could really care less how he looks, though- as it's their temperament with 'family' as opposed to strangers that i like.... weird crap is encroaching in my 'hood, literally, and.... this ought to offer a layer of protection...

are you a really active type?  

i have a friend with an Australian Shepard.. he literally runs that dog 20+miles a day five days a week... he's a competitive mountain biker, and the dog follows along him on the trail (5.25miles a lap for five laps) every time he goes... he bails out and chills in the truck most often on the last lap, he say's, and has since he was a pup... great dog- and madness that it has that much energy and stamina... dog has to be every bit of ten years old, now.  

that dog may be too smart to not have a very active outlet.  
When I met my husband, he had the two Australian shepherds that were sisters from the same litter.  He was a coach at the time for soccer & cross-country, and did run multiple times a week with them.  He no longer coaches, but we still do neighborhood walks and he runs with the one we have left a couple of times a week.  She has turned into a frisbee dog, though, so most of the her exercise is chasing the frisbee in the yard which is great for me because I can just plant my butt on the patio chair and she brings it right over.  

Were hoping to stick with the breed because of the extreme loyalty, intelligence & easy training traits, and that they are not bolters.  Even when our dogs got out of our gate on accident once, they sat right in the front lawn watching cars & waiting for us to get home.  I  have been around dogs that can't be out of the house at all without a leash, but none of the Aussies I've been around are like that since they would rather be by their people than wandering alone.





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« Reply #94 on: October 12, 2017, 04:19:19 PM »
We had a golden retriever from 1975 to 1990

Greatest children dog there is

Addy helped us raise both my boy and my girl

She was an outside dog unless it was raining or cold

when we would take her for a walk she would run 50 feet in front of us but would stop and sit at each

intersection she waited for the go ahead to cross

once we caught up and made sure no cars were coming Id say the word go and off she went until

the next intersection

If were met somebody going the other way she would come back to us so that we could attach her leash

I miss Addy to this day
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« Reply #95 on: October 12, 2017, 05:51:07 PM »
Fried dog on a stick.

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« Reply #96 on: October 16, 2017, 07:38:00 PM »
pretty sure that's been done there
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« Reply #97 on: October 24, 2017, 06:58:08 AM »
There is far too much discussion on these boards about horn football...... seriously, why so much talk here about some also ran program with a hangup for playing concussed QBs?

Not nearly enough discussion about topics that really matter...... beer..... women..... tex-mex food.....

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« Reply #98 on: October 24, 2017, 08:52:45 AM »
How do you like Sumlin now.

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« Reply #99 on: October 24, 2017, 10:08:14 AM »
'bout the same as always.  Had he managed the clock even just marginally better against UCLA.... we'd be sitting here at 6-1 with a close loss to the #1 team in the country.  So about par for the course this time of year.  No reason to be wildly for or against him as far as I can tell.


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« Reply #100 on: October 24, 2017, 10:19:10 AM »
I will say considering the magnitude of ill-will and fallout from all factions of Texas A&M toward Sumlin following his infamous UCLA meltdown, I am surprised that he has held it together enough to only lose to Bama.  Some credit is due there somewhere.

I fully expected Sumlin (and his team) to pack it in after a regent said GTHO, and some loony sent that letter.  It all still stinks, and given the chance, I think Sumlin would jump at another offer.

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« Reply #101 on: October 24, 2017, 10:24:44 AM »
There is far too much discussion on these boards about horn football...... seriously, why so much talk here about some also ran program with a hangup for playing concussed QBs?

Not nearly enough discussion about topics that really matter...... beer..... women..... tex-mex food.....
I hope to be visiting my Brother in Arlington in February........  I'm encouraged to learn there is a Bone Daddy's (women) and a Chuy's (tex-mex) on Int 20 near the UT-A campus.  I'm confident I will find some beer.
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« Reply #102 on: October 24, 2017, 10:24:51 AM »
He still might.... and if he does... it'd be exactly what our fanbase deserves.  

If someone were to force me to make a decision on whether to keep Sumlin, or let him go... I'd say keep him.  While we may still be on track to win just 8 games (again... ugh)... it's been a tumultuous year for the Aggies, as it has been for the entire SEC sans Bama.  Hell at this rate, 8 wins may be enough to finish second in the West... who knows.  And if more Aggies are honest with themselves, 8 wins is more than they were expecting going into this season.

And that's all with a true freshman QB, a shaky Oline and a pedestrian WR corps (outside of Kirk).  Truth be told.... not a bad job.

At the end of the day... I WANT Sumlin to succeed.  I like him as a coach.  But.... I don't get to make the call.  

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« Reply #103 on: October 24, 2017, 12:17:06 PM »
So anyway, just got back yesterday afternoon from the COTA racetrack.  What an awesome weekend of Formula 1 racing.  Met tons of folks from out of the country, including a huge group of Aussies that we introduced to American football and tequila shots whilst watching the Longhorns in between on-track action on Saturday.

For a Ferrari fan, it was a good day with cars finishing 2 and 3.  But of course I really wanted Vettel to win the race and Hamilton to struggle, to keep alive Ferrari's chances of taking the World Driver's Championship.


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« Reply #104 on: October 24, 2017, 01:37:05 PM »
no beer, women, or Tex-mex in that post, but you're getting warmer

couldn't you at least describe a few of the young exotic ladies that were introduced to tequila?

oh, and you just had to mention horns football for Shiner
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« Reply #105 on: October 26, 2017, 11:59:48 AM »
Speaking of recipes (on the Astros thread), anyone have a good bread pudding recipe?  It's my mom's favorite and her birthday is this weekend so I was thinking I might try to make it for her.

There are plenty of them on the intertoobz that look correct enough, but thought someone around here might be able to contribute.

Best bread puddings I've ever had have been in Louisiana, so... paging MDT? :)

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« Reply #106 on: October 26, 2017, 02:46:04 PM »
My telework Thursdays continue with more fattening '70s classics my momma used to make.  Today I'm cooking shake and bake chicken, a hashbrown casserole with sour cream and cheddar cheese in it and topped with corn flakes, french cut green beans and garlic butter Texas toast slices.

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« Reply #107 on: October 26, 2017, 04:37:04 PM »
My telework Thursdays continue with more fattening '70s classics my momma used to make.  Today I'm cooking shake and bake chicken, a hashbrown casserole with sour cream and cheddar cheese in it and topped with corn flakes, french cut green beans and garlic butter Texas toast slices.
That was pretty much our every-Wednesday meal for about the first 14 years of my life.  I mean, every single dish and side, the same.  Did all women in the 70s/early 80s cook from the exact same cookbook?

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« Reply #108 on: October 26, 2017, 04:45:22 PM »
Did all women in the 70s/early 80s cook from the exact same cookbook?
So you Betty Crocker's will concede that it was women doing the cooking in the 70s/80s?  Cuz you worry me fellas.
It's 2017 and my wife would run me out of the kitchen if I so much as toasted a pop tart.

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« Reply #109 on: October 26, 2017, 04:51:32 PM »
Casseroles were definitely a staple in my house growing up.  The more cheesy, the better.

At ACL Fest this year we got some frozen bananas from Bananarchy, which I guess is a food truck there in Austin(?), but it was pretty damn good.  I need to figure out a way to make some mini ones for Christmas treats this year. Hadn't been to ACL Fest in over 10 years, but the food choices were awesome.  

Met a group of Bama fans while I was there who traveled down for all 3 days of the weekend festival.  Not sure if it's a normal thing with Bama fans and I just didn't know it, but the dude we were talking to ended every sentence with "Roll Tide", as if it was a case of Tourette's or something.  "Yeah, the bathroom line wasn't too bad 10 mins ago, Roll Tide".   "We were over in that area for the Chili Peppers, Roll Tide".    I wasn't sure if it was more funny or annoying, but he was nice enough other than the constant hammering of his favorite phrase.  

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« Reply #110 on: October 26, 2017, 05:00:36 PM »
So you Betty Crocker's will concede that it was women doing the cooking in the 70s/80s?  Cuz you worry me fellas.
It's 2017 and my wife would run me out of the kitchen if I so much as toasted a pop tart.
Well I can't speak for the entire generation, but Slick mentioned it was his momma, and for it was pretty much my momma on weekdays.
But on weekends my dad cooked a lot.  He ALWAYS made the big breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday mornings which usually consisted of scrambled eggs con chorizo, hash browns, bacon, toast, milk, OJ, etc.  And on weekend evenings he loved to grill hamburgers, steaks, pork chops, beer can chicken, and the like.  And he also loved to BBQ.  To this day his BBQ brisket and ribs are the best I've ever eaten, and I've eaten at every single "traditional, noteworthy" BBQ restaurant in the state of Texas.

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« Reply #111 on: October 26, 2017, 05:40:04 PM »
Roll Tide Tourette’s ... ha!

Cuz, have you been to Soulmans BBQ in Terrell (or elsewhere I guess it’s a chain).  My brother took me there on my last Texas trip - pretty good stuff.
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« Reply #112 on: October 26, 2017, 09:38:23 PM »
No Cuz I haven't, but it's sort of funny that you mention Terrell.  My i s c & a aggie wife's Aggie dad (and his entire Aggie family) are from Terrell, Texas.  And she used to tell me about this AMAZING Tex-Mex place in Terrell.  I always sort of rolled my eyes, because Terrell is a pretty small town and it's just a little too far NE Texas for me to believe that it could have AMAZING Tex-Mex.


And then one weekend maybe a year after we started dating we made a trip up to visit her grandmother, and her grandmother wanted to go out that Friday night to her favorite restaurant, and sure enough it was this Tex-Mex place that my i s c & a aggie wife had been raving about.  I was wary, perhaps even a little fearful, but certainly willing to humor an 85 year old woman and go to her favorite Tex-Mex restaurant in Terrell, Texas.


And I'll be darned if it wasn't one of the tastiest Tex-Mex places I've ever had the good fortune to experience.  Just perfect brown enchilada chile gravy, great cheese cnhiladas, and crisp house-made tortillas, shells, and chips. Really delightful.  


So, there ya have it.  A story that had nothing to do with Soulman's BBQ.  But that's the way things are going for me tonight, I guess. ;)


 

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« Reply #113 on: October 27, 2017, 08:38:39 AM »
Aside from grilling outdoors, my father rarely ever cooked in the kitchen.  When he did it was always very upsetting for everybody.  Invariably he would try to make breakfast on days mom wasn't feeling well and he would struggle to get the bacon, eggs and toast completely cooked at the same time.  One or two things would burn, he'd get angry and curse.  We'd lose our appetite.  Mom would stagger out of bed to berate him.  

Just terrible.  Ugly.  Bad for everybody.

As for me, being a teen of the '70s, I often had the munchies.  We didn't have Sam's or Costco then.  We didn't even have a microwave.  So I had to learn how to cook.  I started with scrambled eggs and grilled cheese and eventually moved up to my mom and my grandma's recipes.

My great-grandma had the most challenging recipes.  They would say things like:

HF of flour
p of salt

Know what an HF and a p is?  That's a handful and a pinch.  A very inexact science.   And she'd use archaic terms too - like "lard" or "oleo."  Or "chill in the ice box."

I remember being about 20 and wandering all around HEB once looking for "oleo" until I finally broke down and asked some little old lady who I thought might know.

Yeah, I have no qualms with cooking.

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« Reply #114 on: October 27, 2017, 09:00:53 AM »
If I ever use the word "delightful" in common discussion..... please someone kick me in the junk.

That aside.... utee's description of that tex-mex makes me hungry.

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« Reply #115 on: October 27, 2017, 09:37:47 AM »
From my travels around the state, I've learned three things:

1. Don't eat at a Chinese Buffet in the east Texas piney woods.

2. Never order Tex-Mex north of Austin or east of Houston.   It could be good but why risk it?

3. Finding good barbecue can be an adventure and requires some investigative work because the best places are seldom the ones on the main thoroughfares with the billboard advertisements three miles outside of town and almost never the ones with the most stars on yelp.

Course I am picky.  I like somewhat fatty barbecue.  I don't like that lean overcooked stuff you have to slather in sauce.

Some of the best I've come across is Leon's in Galveston and Burn's in Houston.


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« Reply #116 on: October 27, 2017, 09:41:07 AM »
If I ever use the word "delightful" in common discussion.....
I think you just did.

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« Reply #117 on: October 27, 2017, 02:07:42 PM »
Delightful is a delightful word.  More people should use it in everyday speech.   This world would be a better, happier place.

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« Reply #118 on: October 27, 2017, 02:26:03 PM »
If I ever use the word "delightful" in common discussion..... please someone kick me in the junk.

That's a good job for Burnt Eyes
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« Reply #119 on: October 27, 2017, 02:28:07 PM »
wait a golderned minute

That would be a delightful job for Burny
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