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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The joke thread Part 4. (Message 1627793)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
A wife asks her husband,

"Could you please go shopping for me and buy one carton of milk and if they have avocados, get 6.

A short time later the husband comes back with 6 cartons of milk.

The wife asks him, "Why did you buy 6 cartons of milk?"

He replied, "They had avocados."

If you're a woman, I'm sure you're going back to read it again!
Men will get it the first time. My work is done here.


This is a funny joke without the gender bashing at the end. Also, I
believe, in other versions I've seen, the genders were reversed.
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Recipes and Food (Message 1627791)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
When I worked in retail, I was told by one of the beef jerky vendors
that they remove air from the bags and replace it with something - I
don't remember what - that keeps the jerky from going bad. I once found
a bag of the jerky that was turning green. He said there must have been
a leak in the bag that let air in. I suspect other food manufacturers
do this, as well.
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The joke thread Part 4. (Message 1626963)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
The world is just getting too complex for me. They even mess me up every time I go to the grocery store. You would think they could settle on something themselves but this sudden "Paper or Plastic?" every time I check out just knocks me for a loop. I bought some of those cloth reusable bags to avoid looking confused, but I never remember to take them with me.

Now I toss it back to them. When they ask me, "Paper or plastic?" I just say, "It doesn't matter to me. I am bi-sacksual." Then it's their turn to stare at me with a blank look. I was recently asked if I tweet. I answered, No, but I do fart a lot."
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX I - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1623328)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
Where is everyone?
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : You're driving me buggy! (or, don't post bugs in my thread thread) (Message 1621862)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
What does Wax paper, Great Stuff expanding foam spray, non stick spray(think cooking spray or PAM), duck tape, gray primer spray paint and newspaper have to do with each other? Simple it's My plan to make a cheap door seal to keep clothes moths from entering My house thru the front exterior door's non-existent door threshold weatherstripping, it's that or a $2,400.00 door and frame from the Home Depot, why the high cost? Cause I live in a 1987 Fleetwood mobile home, the maker went bankrupt in 2009, 3 years after I bought this fixer... I'm hoping to get these supplies in February to fix the metal front door, which will still need the paint stripped off and repainted... So that's 243 moths for 2014 and 2 today for 2015, lovely, even sub freezing temps don't stop these insects... 27F this morning... HGTV has the Rose Parade on TV in HD...


I'm not sure what you will require to seal your door, of course, but
I wanted to let you know that there is a sort of foam door and window
sealer. It's a strip of foam with an adhesive backing. It comes in a
roll and it's not too expensive. Check it out. It may be something you
can use.
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Recipes and Food (Message 1621463)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
I love carrot cake. I also have no problem permitting myself to eat it
because, even though it's "cake," it has vegetables in it.
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : You're driving me buggy! (or, don't post bugs in my thread thread) (Message 1619328)
Posted 29 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
Those are amazing bugs/pix. I looked up the first one - the
lantern fly - and discovered it is actually a cicada!
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX I - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1619327)
Posted 29 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
I have found the solution to my over abundance of cats.
I will hang this on the doorbell.

9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX I - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1619326)
Posted 29 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
A little late with this.

10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Recipes and Food (Message 1616812)
Posted 21 Dec 2014 by Profile Suzie-Q
Red M&Ms:

http://www.livescience.com/33017-why-were-red-mms-discontinued-for-a-decade.html
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Recipes and Food (Message 1616809)
Posted 21 Dec 2014 by Profile Suzie-Q
I've never had Red Velvet Cake and probably never will, due to the huge
amount of red dye. It's probably not toxic (!) but I grew up when the
red M&Ms supposedly caused cancer. What would the Red Velvet cake
taste like without the food coloring? Anyone want to do a science project?!
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Recipes and Food (Message 1616807)
Posted 21 Dec 2014 by Profile Suzie-Q
Does pineapple make a good pie? Anyone have a recipe for it?

(Just a random thought I had this morning.)

Don't have a pie recipe but a cake I do. Extra easy to make.
All you need is a Angel Food cake mix and a 14oz can of crushed pineapple.

Pour the dry Angel Food cake mix in a mixing bowl.
Add one 14oz can of crushed pineapple.
Mix the two together. Nothing else.
Pour into a cake pan.
Bake the cake mix to the instructions on the Angel Food cake box.

Now the hard part.

Let the cake sit about 24 hours after it is done baking. The pineapple sugars and flavor have to have time to filter out into the cake. The less time you let the cake sit. The more it will taste like Angel Food.

I've tried that a few times, but I didn't know it's supposed to sit.

The problem I have with that recipe is that the angel food cake mix comes with the cake mix and the dried egg whites in separate envelopes. You're supposed to mix the egg whites with whatever liquid it says (I forget) and whip it up good, then fold it into the cake mix and its liquid. This is what gives the cake its light and airy, "angelic" quality. If you just dump both envelopes together and stir with the pineapple and its juice, the cake comes out flat, dense, and chewy.


I've only used yellow cake mix to make Pineapple Upside Down Cake.
You put the pineapple rings, maraschino cherries and "sauce" in the
bottom of the cake pan and pour the prepared yellow cake mix over
that. And I've never let it sit very long. It's edible as soon as it
cools.
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX I - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1616803)
Posted 21 Dec 2014 by Profile Suzie-Q
Articles like this scare me a little. What will they do? Hopefully they will
have a humane solution.

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2014/12/18/west-harlem-residents-are-fed-up-with-aggressive-raccoons-terrorizing-neighborhood/
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1616015)
Posted 18 Dec 2014 by Profile Suzie-Q
Holy Cow! Just when you thought it was safe...

http://www.odditycentral.com/animals/this-adorable-bird-is-apparently-a-vicious-brain-eating-zombie-in-disguise.html
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1614027)
Posted 14 Dec 2014 by Profile Suzie-Q
I love the squirrel pix, Bernie.
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1614026)
Posted 14 Dec 2014 by Profile Suzie-Q
I can't put this humor in the XMAS thread, so for Angela, so I'll put this pic here...


I'm borrowing that for Facebook.
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1614025)
Posted 14 Dec 2014 by Profile Suzie-Q
Well this is great, I got an email from Chase, My account was overdrawn, so I now owe Chase $42.31, which is $34.00+$8.31, the $8.31 cost of a monitor repair kit put Me over... crap... Well not much I can do about this now, on the 31st I'll pay the ransom, or rather I'll absorb the outrageous interest, at least it's not a payday lender... sigh, Merry Xmas indeed. Mine is dark, damp and dreary indeed.


I had a similar experience with a new bank account. My old bank account would
not let me "charge" anything (using a debit card) if my balance could not
cover it. Unbeknownst to me, the new bank let you buy anything, no matter if you
had a negative balance.

There I was, waiting for my card to be rejected, as I purchased a soda for about
$1.50. It wasn't. Again, knowing I was getting very close to a zero balance, I
bought another soda. Card still wasn't rejected. I did that one more time before
I received a notice from the bank that I owed them $99 in fees for the
overdrafts.

HOLY CRAP! I thought. What kind of rip-off is this?!!

I paid them off (think of it: over $100 for three sodas) and immediately
closed that account.

Then all the banks started doing the same thing. They'd let you buy something
you didn't have money for and then charge you a fee. They're damned crooks,
imho.

I'll never get over paying that much for three damned sodas.

I know the feeling. Been there. Now try this one.
I had two bank accounts at one time. One I was using regularly and the other I was letting dust collect on. The dusty account went into being overdrawn status. I went to find out what happened. They informed I was being charged inactivity fees. I was thinking to myself. "WT*!!!" As you can guess my next step was paying the overdraft charge and then closing the account.


It's amazing what they'll come up with to steal your money.
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1613514)
Posted 13 Dec 2014 by Profile Suzie-Q
Well this is great, I got an email from Chase, My account was overdrawn, so I now owe Chase $42.31, which is $34.00+$8.31, the $8.31 cost of a monitor repair kit put Me over... crap... Well not much I can do about this now, on the 31st I'll pay the ransom, or rather I'll absorb the outrageous interest, at least it's not a payday lender... sigh, Merry Xmas indeed. Mine is dark, damp and dreary indeed.


I had a similar experience with a new bank account. My old bank account would
not let me "charge" anything (using a debit card) if my balance could not
cover it. Unbeknownst to me, the new bank let you buy anything, no matter if you
had a negative balance.

There I was, waiting for my card to be rejected, as I purchased a soda for about
$1.50. It wasn't. Again, knowing I was getting very close to a zero balance, I
bought another soda. Card still wasn't rejected. I did that one more time before
I received a notice from the bank that I owed them $99 in fees for the
overdrafts.

HOLY CRAP! I thought. What kind of rip-off is this?!!

I paid them off (think of it: over $100 for three sodas) and immediately
closed that account.

Then all the banks started doing the same thing. They'd let you buy something
you didn't have money for and then charge you a fee. They're damned crooks,
imho.

I'll never get over paying that much for three damned sodas.
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1611841)
Posted 10 Dec 2014 by Profile Suzie-Q
Here's the holiday card I like to share.

20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1611840)
Posted 10 Dec 2014 by Profile Suzie-Q
Snowball, the blond raccoon, visited us for the second time last night. I couldn't get a picture as she goes under the deck every time I open a window or a door, but I did discover that she really, really, really likes grapes. Last night she ate the grapes I tossed out before the cat food that I scattered for her. Snowball is not a very big raccoon, as adult raccoons go. Perhaps she is still young and will grow a bit more.


Can we assume you'll be posting photos soon?


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