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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05 12 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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ckone, thanks. You don't comment here often, but your comments around tsr are always thoughtful and helpful.





Life got in the way of me commin around as much as I used to. so when I do comment, it is because something lit a fire in me.

There are threads that I have started to comment on and after 30 minutes of typing and editing, I hit back on my browser and walk away. ("the sign said" is an example)


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For a long time now, you've in my top three of people at tsr I'd love to have a beer with.


Bring the drums, and guitars along and we can do more than just have a beer. Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05 12 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JAllen ~~~>
"Wow, that was some fast moderating of the profanity.
Sorry, mods. Point taken."

It's instantaeous........Some kind of automatic filter, or something......


JAllen ~~~>
"Please understand that in the past weeks, I've had my house and computer broken into, been (for some reason) under surveillance by some undetermined government, my dog let out of my yard, a bout with Jim, Jack and Beefeater, realized I was in part directly responsible for the death of a close friend, and somehow managed to snatch both my sanity, my marriage, and my business from the claws of death."

Now THAT'S the JAllen clarity I'm used to.......
I can understand how it's hard to convey what's going on when you're in the middle of it !!! Very Happy

JAllen ~~~>

"Lately not so interesting? I'm sure you'll forgive a bit of sarcasm, but if you want I can put up some pics of our chili that we recently added to the menu."



The ancient Chinese curse: May you have an interesting life !

Massive kudos to you for taking it on willingly !!!!

~~~~>Ken
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06 12 3:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JAllen, if you wanted a interesting life, you sure have it brother. Wink
I very much enjoy following this thread. It's part documentary, part spy novel, part soap opera, and all autobiography. Very Happy
Best of luck to you and your family. I'll make sure to keep checking in, you can't make this kinda stuff up. Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06 12 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Get me your address and i will send coasters if you dont mind.


bestiverhad, Oregon Smoker, GF, ckone, ibuckie, Rodinbangkok,

Thank you guys for making my day.

I hope I didn't miss anyone.





Oregon Smoker,

Even better, I'll post an address here in TX of a friend coming soon.

Stay tuned.

The t-shirt request will be back on.

Rodinbangkok, that was awesome. Thank you.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06 12 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tuesday again and a new weeks starts.

Our chili and sausages are going pretty well, and we're happy about that. Also our dessert business is moving along well.

Vern's been in as usual, but now he's taken up the bass guitar, so there's a lot of booming going on as he's learning the Texas Shuffle.

Been reading "Buried Alive," the bio of Janis Joplin with my first pair of reading glasses.

Daughtry's "Tennessee Line," blasting again on the Hi-Fi as I'm alone in the cold, but warming up main hall.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06 12 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JAllen wrote:
Oregon smoker wrote:



Get me your address and i will send coasters if you dont mind.


bestiverhad, Oregon Smoker, GF, ckone, ibuckie, Rodinbangkok,

Thank you guys for making my day.

I hope I didn't miss anyone.





Oregon Smoker,

Even better, I'll post an address here in TX of a friend coming soon.

Stay tuned.

The t-shirt request will be back on.

Rodinbangkok, that was awesome. Thank you.


Perfect.

I will send a few sleeves to your buddy. You have any uses for some frisbees to? Dont want load up you buddy with to much stuff but i can send a few of those also.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06 12 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On an interesting life..

What's in an interesting life?

Really, we're only here for a short time, why go through it any other way? Well, everyone gets to choose their own path, and many choose the easy one, the well-traveled one, the one lined with thornless roses and smiling faces of the kindred, and silk and sunshine.

I've been asking myself this question for decades as I've undergone the what I consider the ultimate search.

(I just walked through the kitchen and was hit by the well-received oak smoke from the bbq preparing for today's load of raw.)

I have to put "faith" as a necessity. As I write this I think of how too often, faith and belief are confused. Belief is easy and intoxicating as silk and sunshine. Faith is difficult, challenging and both cerebral and emotional. Faith leaves the understanding of the possibility of error. In some ways, faith is a risk.

I like risk because it allows for reward.

maybe I'll come back to this, but right now I have to go make some chili. I plan to add some more dead brisket and some ribs and some other stuff.

Last week, we had a lot of happy customers.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06 12 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JAllen wrote:

maybe I'll come back to this, but right now I have to go make some chili. I plan to add some more dead brisket and some ribs and some other stuff.

Last week, we had a lot of happy customers.


hmmm I have been wondering what I could cook "different" with a few left over ribs.. Thanks!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06 12 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JAllen, On an interesting life.......

"Belief is easy and intoxicating as silk and sunshine."

Interesting thing about beliefs is they don't have to be true......& they can change.....sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly.......

"Faith leaves the understanding of the possibility of error."

This was always the fun thing about the Grateful Dead....
The possibility of massive failure would always exist....
But, you never know, unless you stick your neck way out there....

Simplest form of faith that I know is that ~~~>
"It will all come out in the wash"
Old saying, my grandmother, or somebody, but it really works in re: to "faith"

Enough philosophy, where's some pics of that chili ??
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06 12 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Geronimo wrote:
JAllen wrote:

maybe I'll come back to this, but right now I have to go make some chili. I plan to add some more dead brisket and some ribs and some other stuff.

Last week, we had a lot of happy customers.


hmmm I have been wondering what I could cook "different" with a few left over ribs.. Thanks!


We're missing on about 1/3 of our briskets right now. These go into the "dead brisket chili." I also toss in some bacon, some ribs, and pulled pork if it's around.

I wouldn't do it any other way. I don't like the idea of shopping for meat for chili. It starts out as some kind of wiches brew and ends up awesome.

Everyone is lovin' it.

Add some cheese and chopped onions...oh, we've added chili cheese fries that are a hit as well.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06 12 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, as the chili is cooking in the smoker, I'm starting a list.

Interesting Life
1. Faith
2. Try lots of stuff.
3. Learn to bbq like a master.

In progress:
1. be a good parent and spouse
2. try to understand just how wacky the world is
3. understand the world political economy without kicking holes in random walls.


Left to do:
1. gardening, uh...
2. stand-up comedy
3. write something. (Internet don't count; anyone can throw $hit up here.)
4. learn trapeeze
5. carve a totem pole
6. bbq a whole yak.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07 12 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

4. learn trapeeze
5. carve a totem pole
6. bbq a whole yak.


Now we're gettin' somewhere !!!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07 12 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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We're missing on about 1/3 of our briskets right now.

oh, we've added chili cheese fries that are a hit as well.

What's going wrong with the briskets?

Please share your method of making the chili cheese fries.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07 12 12:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stand up comedy?

Maybe you could do an 'open mike night' at Smokie's once in a while and try your hand at MC first, then it's just work on a longer routine and poof, you're a comic.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07 12 1:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JAllen, your "to do" list looks good except for #2 and 3 in the In progress.

Those goals seem unattainable, as fast as things get freaky, you can't keep up. Shocked

#1 however, is a great idea. Very Happy

Just don't set the bar too high, Rome wasn't built in a day. Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07 12 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bestiverhad wrote:
JAllen wrote:


We're missing on about 1/3 of our briskets right now.

oh, we've added chili cheese fries that are a hit as well.

What's going wrong with the briskets?

Please share your method of making the chili cheese fries.


As the briskets are selected by friends in TX, I think it's low fat content. They're choice, but that's my guess.

Smokie's Smokin' Chili Cheese Fries.

1. Big bunch of fries on a plate.
2. Chili on top of the fries
3. Cheese on top of the chili
4. Eat and belch.
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1buckie wrote:
4. learn trapeeze
5. carve a totem pole
6. bbq a whole yak.


Now we're gettin' somewhere !!!
~~~~>Ken


Our smoker is big enough for a yak. I think we would be the first ever in the history of the world to bbq a whole yak.

Might have to cut off the head.

I like being first.
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GF wrote:
JAllen, if you wanted a interesting life, you sure have it brother. Wink
I very much enjoy following this thread. It's part documentary, part spy novel, part soap opera, and all autobiography. Very Happy
Best of luck to you and your family. I'll make sure to keep checking in, you can't make this kinda stuff up. Cool


GF, thank you very much for the kind wishes.
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Bestiverhad wrote:
Stand up comedy?

Maybe you could do an 'open mike night' at Smokie's once in a while and try your hand at MC first, then it's just work on a longer routine and poof, you're a comic.


I just have to find out how to be funny. I've become serious in my middle age.

I'm in mid-life crisis right now. I was on the verge of ordering a 69 Corvette from the US until I found out the import tax would have been $9000.

Now I'm trying to think of a substitute.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07 12 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JAllen wrote:
Bestiverhad wrote:
Stand up comedy?

Maybe you could do an 'open mike night' at Smokie's once in a while and try your hand at MC first, then it's just work on a longer routine and poof, you're a comic.


I just have to find out how to be funny. I've become serious in my middle age.

I'm in mid-life crisis right now. I was on the verge of ordering a 69 Corvette from the US until I found out the import tax would have been $9000.

Now I'm trying to think of a substitute.


Souped up Fiat? Wink
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