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Before I put it up on Ebay, would any of my fellow diary-ers be interested in a gaming laptop? It's not the newest model you can get, but it runs all new games respectably. Some pics:

 

That looks like a good deal.....hope somebody in here takes you up on the offer!

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Actually, to be clear, tofu is not fermented in its standard form (the white blocks we usually think of as tofu). There are fermented kinds of tofu and one of my favourite foods in the world is smelly tofu, which is a fermented tofu that used to be commonly sold by street vendors in Hong Kong. It was deep fried, served with chilli sauce and smells absolutely awful, like rotting garbage or something. It's incredibly delicious.

 

Nowadays when I go back to Hong Kong all the street vendors have disappeared (I think it has something to do with food safety laws) and there are only one or two shops that sell smelly tofu, I suspect because of complaints about the aroma. The places where it's still sold, it isn't very smelly anymore and it doesn't taste as good - it does seem that the smell reflects the length or strength of the fermentation I guess. Sigh.

 

 

Maybe you need to go elsewhere for your fix of smelly tofu.

 

I remember being in China and on one occasion there were at least 5, maybe 10 identical stores on this one street (identical as they were all franchises of the same store) selling it along with the usual mystery meat. People were lined up at all the stores. And then there are places in Taipei near the main station that smell like the sewers because of the stuff...

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A bony chick, at that.....don't they feed the models there? confused_face_2.gif

 

 

Sorry to hear that. frown.gif

I had a big wake-up call at the age of 36.....12 days in hospital, gave the family quite the scare. I got all the physical detoxing out of the way in those 12 days, and since then I haven't drank, or smoked. No meetings, no "higher power", no 12 steps....all the incentive I needed was those 12 days. I put my foot down, everyone wanted me to go to the meetings, and I said in as strong a way as I could without profanity that there was no way in hell I would go to them. And here I sit, years later....even work at a bar/restaurant...lol.

Congratulations on your fortitude. I have always drinked a bit but never been much of an addict. I have been almost addicted to other things I will not mention and clearly addicted to cigarettes. So now I stopped smoking, because I hated the fact of being an addicted. If I could smoke just once in a while I would not have stopped. Since I can drink with (relative) moderation, I do not need to stop.

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Hey guys, has anyone here heard anything about a transportable amp sold by Fujiyaavic called the Wagnus? Rudi created a thread about it and he seems pretty high on life over it.

Rudi is an awesome guy, very kind and true. He talked to me about it. I do not use amps but he seems to love it above everything else. You should give it some time, there is always the excitement of novelty, like with the Pico Power and the JL Audio BAB III before that. Just my two cents.

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Glad I never got into smoking cigarettes. I tried it for recreation, just yuck. I actually liked cigars more but still not my cup of tea :P.
 

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OMG! This is a looooonnnnnnggggg thread,...

 

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There's an obvious, very cliched and worn out joke here involving me informing you that a lady has uttered an affirmative statement to yours, but that joke is far too long in the teeth.

 

NO YOU NEED IT TO BE MORE INTENSE AND NECRO FROM 10 PAGES

 

THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID ERMAHGERDDDDDD

 

 

 

 

...........I haven't had much sleep. This thread also moved quickly, so now I'm stuck reading it. Sleepytime is nigh. Also, I'll get those Lean Pockets tomorrow, and drench them in glorious Siracha.

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I tried hot pockets with siracha hot sauce before. Not the best combo. ph34r.gif I generally love siracha sauce mixed with soy sauce and friend noodles :).
 

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Glad I never got into smoking cigarettes. I tried it for recreation, just yuck. I actually liked cigars more but still not my cup of tea :P.
 


How could you hold cigars with those tiny paws.

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How could you hold cigars with those tiny paws.


Must have been mini cigars. evil_smiley.gif

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NO YOU NEED IT TO BE MORE INTENSE AND NECRO FROM 10 PAGES

 

THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID ERMAHGERDDDDDD

 

 

 

 

...........I haven't had much sleep. This thread also moved quickly, so now I'm stuck reading it. Sleepytime is nigh. Also, I'll get those Lean Pockets tomorrow, and drench them in glorious Siracha.

 

I guess you must have missed the cleverly-hidden addendum to the post of mine you quoted, in which I placed that very phrase (minus the last word) in minute letters in exactly the same color as the background. wink.gif

 


 

In hot sauce news, I like quite a few different varieties. I've got a nice big bottle of Sriracha, but I also enjoy Cholula, El Yucateco (both flavors of habanero are excellent, and their chipolte is the best I've found anywhere), and even the rather cliche Dave's Insanity line (I lost my bottle of original Insanity years ago to "the Fridge Cleaner", so I've only got Temporary Insanity on hand). Every holiday season I get a big box of Dat'l Do-It sauces, and their habanero and datil varieties are excellent, the latter being unique. And, for the absolutely basic, can't-do-without-it cayenne sauce, I reach for Frank's XTRA Hot. Buffalo sauce never tasted so good as when it's homemade with this stuff!

 

Anybody interested in some possible homebrew hot sauce? If I can work out a few recipes I like (and which won't kill me due to dodgy fermentation), I'm anticipating (based on last year's harvest) that I'll have way more peppers than I could ever use myself, even if I made multiple bottles of sauce and salsa.

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That sounds interesting. I may be interested in a bottle. I use to eat way too much spicy food at a young age lol. I had to slow down as I started having some issues.... rolleyes.gif
 

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Try "Tropical Pepper Company Triple XXX Habanero", it's excellent. And (drumroll please) it's got pineapple in it. I luv it on chicken or steak/hot roast beef heros. It goes great with burgers, and even an Italian chicken cutlet hero. I'll find more uses fir it eventually,... We have much hotter in the house tho,...Guyanese homemade pepper sauce (my mother-in-law). Eat too much and your hair will fall out.

Oh, and one final comment before I again attempt to fight off this dang insomnia - I prefer chubby chicks. I always have,.... I like it when my woman doesn't have to worry that I'm more into her being a stick. It's what makes us both happy that counts.
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Have you tried the hottest pepper in the world? I'm curious to try it out but also a little scared lol. :P. Still in terms of hot I tend to think wasabi/hot mustard is the worst lol. At least the most painful :P. Still I enjoy it in reasonable amounts on gaugie or in ramen.
 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naga_Bhut_Jolokia

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I live for spicy. You know you're a chili head (YKYACH?) when you can chop up an entire habanero and dump it in a Tai Pei Combination Rice microwaveable dinner and think hmm...maybe I should have put two in?

 

EDIT: I didn't see your latest post, lee, before I posted this.

 

I've met my match in the mighty ghost pepper, however. Just one ghost pepper cooked into a stir fry raises the heat to a level most people would consider inedible. For me it's right at the limit of my tolerance, and since capsaicin triggers the release of endorphins, it produces a rush of pleasure and satisfaction like nothing else I've ever eaten. After a while the tongue goes numb, which adds to the effect. I love a good slow burn.

 

I'm most interested in trying to make a sauce from these, though I've got plenty of milder (comparatively speaking) peppers. I'd love to get a nice habanero or super chili sauce going. The latter is one of my favorite peppers--spicy little dynamos, they share a basic flavor profile with the cayenne but have the fruity taste of a habanero, with more sweetness and without the bitter, spicy bite. I've never seen a commercial sauce based on these, so that should be interesting.

 

Anyway, this is all dependent on my harvest this year. I'm way behind where I was this time last year. Most of my plants already had (small, green) peppers on them then. Now they've barely started flowering. Frost got a lot of them and set them back, but I also started later this year and a lot of the plants were smaller from the get go this time around.

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That's pretty neat that you grow peppers. Do you do this for a living? Do you grow more than peppers? I use to have a green thumb when I was younger. Really enjoyed gardening back then. Very good for the mind I think :).
 

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Try "Tropical Pepper Company Triple XXX Habanero", it's excellent. And (drumroll please) it's got pineapple in it. I luv it on chicken or steak/hot roast beef heros. It goes great with burgers, and even an Italian chicken cutlet hero. I'll find more uses fir it eventually,... We have much hotter in the house tho,...Guyanese homemade pepper sauce (my mother-in-law). Eat too much and your hair will fall out.

Oh, and one final comment before I again attempt to fight off this dang insomnia - I prefer chubby chicks. I always have,.... I like it when my woman doesn't have to worry that I'm more into her being a stick. It's what makes us both happy that counts.

 

I don't recall if it was you who recommended it before, but I know I've heard good things about that sauce before on Head-Fi. It certainly sounds versatile, which is always a plus. I've got too many sauces taking up space on the side of the refrigerator door. Some of them are only good for certain things. Temporary Insanity, for instance, is pretty much useless as a sauce. Way too hot and peppery. I put a glob in a decently-sized bowl of chili and it makes it quite scorching. That's mainly what I use it for, and yet it takes up the same amount of space as something like my datil pepper sauce, which goes well with a wide variety of foods.

 

And hear, hear on big girls! Sadly, all the ones I've known have spent the better part of their lives (and their sanity) trying to become smaller girls.

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