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Post by BobCat on Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:43 pm

Fif - you simply take an ear of corn, husks and silks still intact, and put it in the microwave for 4 minutes on high (8 minutes for 2 ears). Take it out of the microwave with a hot pad or glove, and cut off the stem end, but make sure you're cutting off not only the stem, but maybe the first row or so of kernels so that any connection of the leaves to the corn has been cut. That's a little hard to explain without a visual...

Once it's been cut, you pick up the ear of corn by the top (the end with the silks) with the hot pad and shake it in a downward motion (kind of like when you're trying to get ketchup out of a bottle), to shake the corn out of the cut end. It takes a couple of hard shakes, and the corn should slip out of the husk easily, and you'll be left with the husk and silk intact to toss in the trash!
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Post by Sue Short on Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:35 pm



I got to try that. Sounds GOOD Drooly
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Post by fiffur on Sat Jun 30, 2012 12:28 pm

It does sound good, and easy too.

I learned in Thursday's newspaper that it cost $1300 to clean up the garbage mess at my complex. Shocked

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Post by Sue Short on Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:38 pm



I saw that.
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Post by fiffur on Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:43 pm

The village is having to put a lein on the property as that's the only way they'll ever see that money. I wish they'd eminent domain my propertys' owner out and take it over and run it themselves. That way it won't be trashed (literally) and stuff would get fixed up to code without the tenants having to move out onto the streets.
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Post by fluffnstuff on Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:15 pm

In this situation, is there any possibility of any legal actions that the tenants can take to get anything accomplished?
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Post by fiffur on Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:38 pm

Not that I'm aware of. All of us here are very low income, so even pooling our money we couldn't get a lawyer. We sure couldn't afford to buy the place either. So far we've only been able to afford 4 of those tall black garbage cans on wheels for the entire complex. Not nearly enough to do the job of holding a weeks' worth of trash from this place.
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Post by Sue Short on Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:23 pm


Next time you in the library check the internet for a tenents rights group and/or legal
aid.
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Post by ARNIgal on Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:05 pm

There's gotta be a lawyer out there somewhere that will take the case pro bono...
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Post by fluffnstuff on Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:44 am

I found out that iGoogle will be retired on Nov 1, 2013. I have that as a homepage for Firefox.
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Post by lovekitties on Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:08 pm

fluffnstuff wrote:I found out that iGoogle will be retired on Nov 1, 2013. I have that as a homepage for Firefox.

darn. I have them as my home page too, also, because they have Mutts as the theme
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Post by fluffnstuff on Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:07 pm

Ditto on the theme.
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Post by fluffnstuff on Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:15 pm

When did TV Happy Birthday show up?
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Post by BobCat on Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:53 pm

fluffnstuff wrote:When did TV Happy Birthday show up?

Well, I just found the TV one last week, and the birthday cake a couple of weeks ago, but the squirrel and the Pepsi drinker came around the time of all the dogs and cats. The squirrel is for Lyra. lol!
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Post by lovekitties on Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:11 pm

wish I had the squrrel on my regular email. I have a friend who's nuts about squirrels Twisted Evil
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Post by fiffur on Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:41 pm

Hey, so do I. Remember my friend Dolores, who had to move to Chicago? She used to rehab orphan squirrels.

Seems the owner had one tiny dumpster delivered to the complex (we need at least 4 of the regular sized ones), I've never seen a dumpster this small in my life. Guess it's a token gesture so HUD will leave them alone. I wonder what they did for the other complexes they own that are doing without water or electricity because they didn't pay the bills. Village told me they didn't pay their property taxes on my complex this year...
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Post by fluffnstuff on Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:57 pm

I found this morning that the Colts head coach has been diagnosed with leukemia.

http://www.wthr.com/story/19682812/reports-colts-coach-pagano-diagnosed-with-leukemia
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Post by fluffnstuff on Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:43 am

Not long ago I noticed Singing in the Rain Coffee Birthday .
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Post by BobCat on Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:38 am

Yes, I try to add different smileys here and there when I find cute ones.

I learned to NEVER book a flight to Orlando Florida unless you want to experience screaming kids and crazed parents the whole way.... Soapbox
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Post by lovekitties on Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:12 pm

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I learned to NEVER book a flight to Orlando Florida unless you want to experience screaming kids and crazed parents the whole way.... Soapbox [/quote]
Oh yeah, been there, done that. trouble is orlando is a kid destination, One of the guys in my office is travelling down to Orlando by bus. Hope there's less kiddy screaming.

I remember one year travelling to England, had it all planned , expecting to sleep most of the flight so be nice and refreshed when i got to London. So I had a screaming baby sitting right behind me the whole time.
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Post by fiffur on Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:41 pm

I learned yesterday from my mom that my oldest cousin, Charles, died last year in January. Nobody told us and we didn't even know about the funeral. Still don't know what he died of. He was younger than me and a very nice guy. Had that nice thick wavy red hair and long thick eyelashes I always envied. Sad
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Post by Sue Short on Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:48 pm



Fif, that's awful. ((((HUGS AND HEADBUTTS))))
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Post by BobCat on Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:11 pm

Sorry to hear about your cousin, Fif.
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Post by fiffur on Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:30 pm

What's worse is that he was wonderful with kids and would've made a great father.....but never got the chance.
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Post by gbste on Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:36 pm

So sorry for your loss, Fiffur.
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