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Things That Are Bothering You, Got You All Hibbeldy-Jibbeldy, or just downright pissed, RIGHT NOW!

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Bergdorf Goodwill, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Well-Known Member

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    :nodding:


    :laugh:

    SOWWY!

    I lol'd when I first laid eyes on them. They're massive -- Texas style :slayer:
     
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  2. indesertum

    indesertum Well-Known Member

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    i think laduree is overhyped. its very unique, but the price and wait in line is really not worth it when there's no dearth of options in the city
     
  3. Kid Nickels

    Kid Nickels Well-Known Member

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    I really don't understand this habit that apparently many people have. One of my neighbors slams his door so hard that the walls of my apartment literally shake. I mean wtf? Why can't you just CLOSE the door like a normal person. Maybe it's one of my pet peeves but it certainly pisses me off. I've written just a short cordial note and placed it anonymously on someone's door just politely asking that they be aware of closing the door quietly. That has worked and avoided any confrontation. On the other hand, I have complained to my landlord when necessary (under different circumstances, different location) as well.



    LMAO but I have actually done this to a particularly unruly neighbor. My landlord (who apparently knows me too well) called me on it and said the guy in that apartment got so scared after I started banging on his door late at night. Haha.. good... so stop slamming the fuking door! Problem solved. :nodding:
     
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  4. Kid Nickels

    Kid Nickels Well-Known Member

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    How much is a macaron these days? $2-$2.50? My French neighbor (a former pastry chef) recently taught me how to make macarons and they are extremely easy. For the $20 or so for 10 macarons, in an hour I could make 100. If you like to cook they are really are quite fun and people are (overly) impressed when you serve them!
     
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  5. patrickBOOTH

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    Why don't you say hi, ya creep.
     
  6. Piobaire

    Piobaire Well-Known Member

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    Has his girlfriend with him.
     
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  7. Biscotti

    Biscotti Well-Known Member

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    I think...I may be falling in love...this would be better at a different time in my life...but not now...
     
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  8. GreenFrog

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    I'm sure there are better options in the city, but they're the golden standard.


    I'd love to learn how to make macarons. To your point, impressive as shit. Instant panty dropper.

    All I know is they're finicky as hell. Gotta take into account humidity etc. I also don't know if the regular run-of-the-mill oven would do the job.
     
  9. Kid Nickels

    Kid Nickels Well-Known Member

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    there is a little experimenting you must do with the almond powder, sugar, egg yolks and cocoa (if that is what you intend to use), but ultimately, once you "run" your mix a couple times the actual process of making the macarons is quite simple. I mean I am a relatively good cook and have practiced more difficult recipes/skills that don't strike guests nearly as impressively as some fresh macarons.

    we used a regular stove no problem. there a few tricks my buddy taught me about how to get the proper "foot" and "dome" but really they are totally do-able. I've even read some articles for altering the mixture for savory recipes like salmon and chive, or chipotle/bacon, whatever.



    just giving that panty dropper a second thought.... I really hadn't thought they were THAT impressive. Perhaps I've been serving the wrong crowd!
     
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  10. acidboy

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    sister and brother in law are leaving later, after a 2 week visit. although my liver is happy its finally getting a break, the rest of me is sad they have to go back.
     
  11. erictheobscure

    erictheobscure Well-Known Member

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    Woohoo here I am at my middle-of-nowhere conference! My room smells moldy and I ate chicken fingers and nachos for dinner!

    Was awoken not only by indigestion but by my girlfriend to let me know my car battery had died and my car was parked in a space that needed to be vacated in the morning for construction. Perfectly reasonable considering I haven't gotten a new battery for my car since last week.

    OTOH found a bottle of madiran at local booze shop so I can drown my moldy sorrows.
     
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  12. edinatlanta

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    I only buy from Laduree when I am in the Paris airport. They are quite nice there. I've bought them a few other times, too, IIRC in Europe.

    This Friday is shaping up to be so bad it is making me yearn for a Monday.
     
  13. Gibonius

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    My wife made a big batch of them last year and they came out great. We stupidly didn't buy almond flour and tried to make our own, but other than that it wasn't too hard at all. Lemon curd was epic for a filling.
     
  14. HRoi

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    La Duree is awesome. I'm sure there are French hipsters out there who say it's played out and too commercial, but I haven't had a better macaron that was fairly accessible to me. They are really expensive though
     
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    why u no say hi when in my nabe? oh yeah, i'm never home.
     
  16. romafan

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    Check to see if the door(s) have the kind of hinges that have a built-in spring that closes the door by itself. These can be adjusted so you don't get so much 'slam'

    But it's probably just the case where the person is a slammer. These people lack a certain level of social awareness - the void is present in most humans as children, but you grow out of it (i.e. become more attuned to your surroundings), so you stop screaming inside, running up and down the halls, slamming doors, etc.
     
  17. Connemara

    Connemara Well-Known Member

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    Yesterday, to get his girlfriend's attention after he closed the front door, he started banging on it and screaming "YO! YO! YO!"

    That is what I would call a lack of social awareness.
     
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  18. in stitches

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    i was so tired when i pulled into the garage this morning. i just needed to rest my eyes.

    i laid back in the car and set my phone alarm.

    this was at 10:02. set alarm for 10:17.

    phone rings at 10:22.

    was my boss.

    where are you?

    i lie about whereabouts.

    get out of car.

    check phone to see wtf

    alarm was set for PM.

    could have been a reeeeeaaaaaaally long nap.

    :fu:
     
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  19. imatlas

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    I didn't get my requested wake up call at 4:45 this morning. Luckily I'd set an alarm on my phone as backup.
     
  20. edinatlanta

    edinatlanta Well-Known Member

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    I have noticed that in Internet conversations (and real life) I have begun making extensive use of parenthetical statements (a la Mr. Link Can Doesn't). I've noticed people derive much pleasure (mirth) out of them and I feel that I am living a lie (by mimicking) and hate myself more.
     
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