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mhrackin
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Is that EVOO.....
mhrackin   6/24/2014 3:19:16 PM
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that you are "pouring over the ancient texts of sprout lore"?  I hope they survive the anointing.   I too am a lover of the not-so-delicate tang of the Brussels Sprout (although it is certainly an acquired taste).  While I don't recall any instances where my parents perpetrated such a hoax on me, I did something similar in my teens to my baby brother (5 years younger).  Our parents were off on a business/vacation trip and I was in charge of our home, including meal preparation.  For dinner one night, I made eggplant parmesan, one of my personal favorites.  My brother, however, had never eaten it, nor did he have any interest in breaking his pefect record in that area.  Knowing this, I simply served the eggplant (with the requisite spaghetti/red sauce of course).  When he said, "What are we having for dinner?" I responded "Veal Parmesan."   He devoured that dinner and enjoyed it immensely! About 55 years have passed since then, and I suspect he still doesn't realize the truth.  He has become considerably less finicky about food, so likely he has learned to stop worrying and and love the eggplant. 

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Re: Mmmmm my favorite
Measurement.Blues   6/24/2014 3:12:02 PM
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it didn't even cause a faint upturning of my mouth edging toward a smile.

In that case, you need a bagel.

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Re: Mighty Sprout
Measurement.Blues   6/24/2014 3:09:50 PM
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Being British, you will work a full day on July 4. They rest of os will have an hour or two off and call it a holiday.

 

Smiley

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Sprout surprise
Measurement.Blues   6/24/2014 3:05:18 PM
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@Max wrote Just today I had "sprout surprise"* for lunch

You should never admit that you took the time to have lunch. How career limiting.

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Re: Mmmmm my favorite
Max The Magnificent   6/24/2014 1:54:26 PM
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@kfield: To be honest, it didn't even cause a faint upturning of my mouth edging toward a smile.

Ah ... didn't understand it, eh? LOL

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Re: Mmmmm my favorite
kfield   6/24/2014 1:52:36 PM
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@Maxthemagnificent: You're joking ... acute appendicitis ... it's a classic ... I'm still laughing ... you'll be telling it yourself before the day is out :-)

To be honest, it didn't even cause a faint upturning of my mouth edging toward a smile.

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Re: Mmmmm my favorite
Max The Magnificent   6/24/2014 1:50:28 PM
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@kfield: Your jokes aren't that funny either, just sayin'

You're joking ... acute appendicitis ... it's a classic ... I'm still laughing ... you'll be telling it yourself before the day is out :-)

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Re: Mmmmm my favorite
kfield   6/24/2014 1:47:19 PM
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@maxthemagnificent Your jokes aren't that funny either, just sayin'.

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Re: Mighty Sprout
Max The Magnificent   6/24/2014 11:42:00 AM
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@Wnderer: Dashiki. But I guess an Hawaiian shirt will do in a pinch.

Oooh -- I like Dashikis -- but I don't think they carry them down at my local Walmart :-)



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Re: Mighty Sprout
Wnderer   6/24/2014 11:33:06 AM
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@Max What's the official dress code for this period between the summer solstice and the aphelion?


Dashiki. But I guess an Hawaiian shirt will do in a pinch.

https://www.google.com/search?q=dashiki&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=q5mpU8C3BrSlsQTy54DwDA&sqi=2&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ&biw=1369&bih=844

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