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Re: Potlucks, Cookouts and Picnics.. :-D [Re: Squeaky Tree] #411205
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Originally Posted By: Squeaky Tree
Champagne or prosecco smile


As a teetotaler, I have no clue. But I do want to remove the reference to my OCD from the title.

We need six more registered members to hit 1750. Of course, we've surpassed that number by far if you count all the sock-puppets and trolls who've been intercepted.


Again, Happy Father's Day!

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PS Yeah,yeah, I know, I still have my OCD for multiples of 5. blush


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Ok, a question to all you grilling' folks....... I'm thinking of replacing my Traeger Grill. It's a pellet style grill, any suggestions? I don't want to spend more than $800.00. I bought my grill from Costco for about $600 a while back but out here in the middle of the big blue, stuff rusts and well......it did. Now I keep it on my lanai and clean it regularly. The inside of it looks fine but the outside is showing signs of metal stress in 3 separate areas. I don't think sanding and painting is a good enough solution.

I like the pellet (hopper/auger) style grillers, it's clean and easy to use. Just need one with a more durable barrel.

Any suggestions?

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Originally Posted By: Orchid2
Ok, a question to all you grilling' folks....... I'm thinking of replacing my Traeger Grill. It's a pellet style grill, any suggestions?
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Hi Ochid,

We don't grill much. Hopefully someone will answer if I bump this a month later while the grilling season is still upon us.

Oh yeah,.....I forgot, it's always grilling season where you live cool

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Re: Potlucks, Cookouts and Picnics.. :-D [Re: Orchid2] #412072
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I'm not knowledgeable about grills. We have a Charbroil, and it works well. It's small, as we got it when we lived in the townhouse. When we replace it, I'd like to have a stone surround put in and drop in one of these.



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EI is our resident outdoor cooking guru I think. I wish he'd poke his head in down here!

I just use a regular old gas weber. Nothing to talk about there. And I really rarely bother with it lately.

Running in and out of the house to grill, all while I'm trying to make sides and deal with whatever else I've got going on just isn't doing me any favors.

I don't know how I wound up in charge of grilling on top of everything else, in my youth outdoor cooking was always the husband's ONE cooking chore. But my husband never rose to the occasion. For whatever reason. So I grill, in addition to EVERYTHING else, in spite of having absolutely no background with it. facepalm

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Re: Potlucks, Cookouts and Picnics.. :-D [Re: Miranda] #412107
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My husband is in charge of ours. We needed a new one, and were gifted a nearly new one., just a regular gas grill. Dh hooked it op to our natural gas so we never have to go get propane for it.

Re: Potlucks, Cookouts and Picnics... :-D [Re: Ace] #418655
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Originally Posted By: Ace in June 2016
HI waves

Someone was reading this buried thread so I thought I'd bump it to say Happy Friday!

Acey


It's Friday again and someone was reading this buried thread... again.

Thought I'd bump it...again...in honor of one of our founding members revisiting MA after being distracted for a few....uh....weeks, months ...years.

Welcome back LA. clapping

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Re: Pot Lucks, Cookouts and Picnics... [Re: Mark1952] #445016
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It's been 2 and a half years since this thread saw the light of day.

Anybody up for a pot luck, cookout, or picnic?

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Re: Pot Lucks, Cookouts and Picnics... [Re: Mark1952] #445021
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Re: Pot Lucks, Cookouts and Picnics... [Re: Mark1952] #445022
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Originally Posted by Mark1952
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The old "Vacation Thread" seems to have gone the way of the dodo and since so many are arriving here, I thought a new thread to take a break and discuss just about anything not related to marriage problems and infidelity might be in order.

Like any pot luck, what you find is entirely up to what people bring to the table. The only topics that are off the table are on topic discussions. Swap recipes, tell a story, complain about your boss (but never your spouse) and just hang out. Greet old friends, catch up on what's up or whine about the weather.

If you don't like the subject, change it to whatever you like and say what's on your mind. New stuff, old stuff, serious stuff or silly stuff, the choice is up to you what goes on this thread.


With luck, we'll drag a couple of folks who are dragging their feet into the daylight with the rest of us.

Share you lunch.
Share your life.
Share your friends.

Share your friend's lunch if you'd like.

Just be sure you share...

I'll be watching to see what you have to share.
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Hi Blair,

It may just be you and me for a bit but glad you're here. I had to quote Mark's original thread in order to remember exactly why this thread was started.

Do you remember the Vacation thread from MB? I vaguely recall it was one that I started but it really doesn't matter.

Do you want a pot-luck, picnic, and/or cookout......or all 3?

Whatdayawanna bring/cook/grill/bake?

Again, thanks for being here, highfive

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Re: Pot Lucks, Cookouts and Picnics... [Re: Mark1952] #445030
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Ace, Blair, so good to see you both back! How have y’all been?


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Hey NEDDIE!

So great to see you poppin' in. My update is on one of these threads.....somewhere...but in a nutshell, I am and WE ARE doing really really well.

How 'bout you?

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Re: Pot Lucks, Cookouts and Picnics... [Re: Mark1952] #445045
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Doing well thanks, I had to come back from Arizona where I was living with my older daughter because my younger one had to come back from school this spring. I had rented 2 rooms out at my house because I thought I had moved away. It all worked out. It was just tense when I first moved back because you need to live with people you really trust during a pandemic and it took us time to create that trust.

I’m grateful to be able to work from home for now, but I find I’m really not at productive as in the office. Everything in time. I’m enjoying meeting with friends on zoom for now too.


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Originally Posted by NewEveryDay

I’m enjoying meeting with friends on zoom for now too.


Great idea, NED....maybe we could do a Zoom Pot Luck, Cookout, or Picnic this summer! light




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Re: Pot Lucks, Cookouts and Picnics... [Re: Mark1952] #445074
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Hi there...

When I started this , back in the day, I had purposes for doing it.

The stated reason was to give a place for folks to chat about ANYTHING other than marital troubles. I still remember those early days when everything I read or talked about had something to do with infidelity, gaslighting, lying, secrets and helplessness.

The other reason, and the point of the name, was to tweak a few folks at the other place...

I have a couple alternatives to Zoom that I have been using.

Free Conference is one I have tried a couple of times. It supports both video and audio conferences for free.

The other I have used the audio part for years and it is similar in name: Free Conference Call. They began allowing free video conferencing recently.

Why an alternate? Not too sure about mega servers in some parts of the world...The ones I have been using work very similar to Go To Meeting, which I have several friends still using.

For family chat we use Duo because we all had if already.

We even did our small group via G2M for a couple of months but we're back to face to face now.


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Originally Posted by Mark1952
The other reason, and the point of the name, was to tweak a few folks at the other place...


Hi Mark,

Thanks for the update and reminders.....and the trigger!

No kidding, it took me awhile to figure out what that statement might have meant. Then when it hit me, I laughed out loud and had I been drinking coffee (which I don't drink) it would have been splattered all over my keyboard and screen.

I totally forgot----which is a good thing. And the fact that it's funny now is even better.

We'll chat about the alternatives to social connections you mentioned. I'm really intrigued.

Good to see you around here. Glad you posted on this vintage thread.

Again, thanks,
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Re: Pot Lucks, Cookouts and Picnics... [Re: Mark1952] #445076
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Yes Mark thanks for mentioning the alternatives. I’d be happy to get together on any platform.


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Originally Posted by Mark1952
Hi there...

When I started this , back in the day, I had purposes for doing it.

The stated reason was to give a place for folks to chat about ANYTHING other than marital troubles. I still remember those early days when everything I read or talked about had something to do with infidelity, gaslighting, lying, secrets and helplessness.



It's been 10 days and someone was reading this thread tonight so I thought I'd reply to Mark's post from eons ago.

I'm glad you started this thread, Mark, but I wish more were still around to enjoy it.

May the next 10 days of 2021 be more peaceful than the first 10.

HAPPY reNEW YEAR! popcorn

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I wish we could have potlucks. I miss real people! frown

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Originally Posted by Blair
I wish we could have potlucks. I miss real people! frown


Yeah, me, too.

I thought about saying something outlandishly controversial to possibly attract any kind of a response from a person.

Unfortunately, the PC police might possibly descend upon our obscure little web site----after only 10 years----and hasten our demise. As it is, I'm often wondering if the next time I try to log on will produce that dastardly screen "Page Not Found."

Does anyone know how long is the current duration of MA provided by our web registration fees?


Now there is one discombobulated sentence if I ever wrote one. confused sleep blush

That's almost as bad as "Is it further to London or by bus?"

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I would like to know the answer to your question as well.

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Oh man I remember when Orchid would bring up well thought up comparisons between what was going on in the world and interpersonal patterns we were learning to recognize and detach from. But the group of folks who are willing to brave coming here after the warnings is so small it’s not worth offending any of the treasured few we have left. Even though I thought we were speaking with respect and care.


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Hey Lifechoice,

Are you out there? I know I could text you but maybe you'll still get a notice that I posted a greeting to you here.

It was the MLK Jr. weekend of January 13-15, 2007---14 years ago---when you and I both posted on MB for the first time.

I'm not sure I could even log into that site.....I may have been banned but I left before they could officially cut off my account.

My last post was a note of gratitude to Dr. and Mrs. Harley for helping to get us on the road to recovery in our then-33-year marriage.

For some reason I still am not aware of, my post got deleted by the MB mods.

Oh well....MA was just starting up and it's been a great life-line for us as we gradually progressed to "recoverED" after all this time.

Thanks so much MA. We appreciate you.

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I miss this thread. It was a neat place to hang out and talk junk


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The whole point of it was to talk about junk instead of the usual junk we always seemed to be talking about.

Off topic posts only. lol


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