Good deal for KitchenAid
Sheldon Sheldon Well, I'm not the original poster, but have been seriously considering treating myself to a new mixer and have...
Oh, I certainly see the difference. And I can understand the loss of a person who is culturally relevant by violent means, out of their own control; I just don't think it is in good taste to make jokes about stuff like that. At least when the person involved has recently died. Besides, the most vivid memories I have of the "where I was when *** happened" are personal events, like when my granfather died, not celebrity stuff. My father likes to tell this story that he thinks is very funny about how once when I was 15, he was playing some MC5 and I ran up from the basement saying "Dad, what is this, it's awesome!" If my daughter shows any interest in good music when she is 15, I'm not going to be making fun of her. Lord knows that 15 year olds are not known for their refined tastes. Of course, he leaves out the part where when a few months later, after I was mbuttively digging them, he refused to let me tag along to an appearance by Wayne Kramer at some local record store. He also wouldn't let me touch his records or his stereo, which accounts for my inability to retain any money in my wallet when i browse used LP shops.
If Lennon had died when I was old enough to be aware of it, I would have been much more upset about it then the Kurt thing. What I remember most from that, actually, other than my dad's bad jokes, was the sudden realization that what my friends and I had sort of co-opted as what we thought as hip was not unique or special and that all media concerning "youth culture" was bullpoo. The whole : "do you remember where you were" deal with 60's icons kind of bugs me, but probably because I have from that period and I was annoyed as a child once I realized it was already the 80's and being idealistic doesn't f***ing work. Much love for the Beatles though. Have 'Rubber Soul' on the turntable atm, actually :)
REQ: Trifle Recipe
I'd like to make a trifle for Christmas dinner and, although I have a couple of good trifle recipes (see below), I do *so* hate to...
Do it at home lobster
PastaLover I go for the latter. I have never had raw lobster (that I know of) so I don't know if it is one of...
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