| Food and Drink Board|| Sauteed Apples for Pancakes - GarmischTiger on 5/18/13 at 2:55 pm|
Never done this, but got a wild hair - will make for the kiddos tonight.
So, melt butter, add slices, brown a bit, add brown sugar and cinnamon. Is that about it?
Do I need an acid (lemon/orange juice)? Vanilla?
| Fark Board|| Photo Edit / Splice / Merge Request - GarmischTiger on 5/18/13 at 1:52 pm|
This is my first foray posting to the esteemed Fark Board, and I don’t know if requests like this are entertained – but here goes.
My wife’s mom passed away suddenly last week. My wife is a serial picture avoider, and her mom was the one person in the family who took pictures – and quite prolifi...
| Money Talk|| Consolidating estate of parents in declining health - GarmischTiger on 5/7/13 at 7:07 am|
Soliciting tips and input from folks who have traveled this path.
Back story: My wife’s mom is losing a battle with cancer and is not long for this world. Her dad’s health is poor, and he’ll likely end up living with us as he will not thrive on his own. My mother-in-law is a small business owne...
| O-T Lounge|| Attic Insulation: Loose-Fill versus Blanket - GarmischTiger on 5/2/13 at 11:08 am|
Just evicted a family of squirrels from the attic – who pretty much tossed the place. During the clean-up I’m seizing the opportunity to put down more insulation, as the top floor of the house cooks in the summer and is cold in the winter.
A very shallow layer of loose-fill between the joists ...
| Food and Drink Board|| Rolled Pork Shoulder (Roast) - Soliciting Tips - GarmischTiger on 4/27/13 at 1:10 pm|
Whole Boston Butt (skin-on) was a steal this week at the commissary, so I grabbed one. I removed the blade, butterflied and have it seasoned (garlic, rosemary, thyme, S&P and olive oil), rolled and trussed - currently sequestered in the fridge. Plan on roasting tomorrow.
Looking for tips from f...
| O-T Lounge|| OT Electricians: How long should light switches last? - GarmischTiger on 4/21/13 at 12:24 pm|
House built in mid-80s, and three switches in past year have gone out. Lights on rheostat in one room fluctuate / flitter a bit as well. Is this normal for a 30-year-old house?...
| O-T Lounge|| Does use of iPhone as iPod significantly shorten phone life? - GarmischTiger on 4/19/13 at 3:13 pm|
I'm a prolific audio book nerd, to attenuate the DC commute. I use my phone less than the average bear (workspace is a secure environment) but average ~ one hour per day, five days a week pushing audio through a Bluetooth receiver in my car.
Just got a new iPhone (5), because old one started hav...
| O-T Lounge|| Life expectancy of a smartphone (iPhone 4) - GarmischTiger on 4/14/13 at 11:03 am|
What's reasonable? Wife and I got top-of-the-line iPhone 4s just over two years ago. Her's - which gets significantly less use - is fine. Mine died yesterday after months of life-support work-arounds.
Is two years the going rate for usage out of a smartphone, or should I be pissed at Apple? I'm ...
| O-T Lounge|| iPhone 4 Battery Problem - GarmischTiger on 4/8/13 at 10:47 am|
Phone is 2.5 years old. About six months ago it would periodically go dead despite being charged. "Go dead” = not power up unless connected to a power source.
When plugged in, phone would start to power up with low battery icon showing, take about two minutes to find itself, then completely p...
| Food and Drink Board|| Onion Rings - GarmischTiger on 4/2/13 at 1:30 pm|
I make these about once per year, so I’m never completely confident that I’ve got my act together during execution. Past results have been spotty - I'll nail it one time, soggy mess the next.
I prefer flouring vice batter. Steps I follow are:
cut into rings --> seasoned flour --> egg/milk w...
| O-T Lounge|| The look of someone at the moment they realize they’re complexly screwed – - GarmischTiger on 3/29/13 at 9:46 am|
– by their own doing.
I worked with this guy several jobs ago. Retired Army O-5, current DoD employee. A little brash, borderline arrogant – but extremely hard working and competent. Solid ...
| Food and Drink Board|| Pizza to Calzone - Dough Modifications? - GarmischTiger on 3/25/13 at 10:44 am|
I'm going to mix it up and make calzones in lieu of pizza in the rotation this week. I've never made them before, but I'm pretty handy and not scared.
For those of you with calzone experience - do you alter your dough recipe for what you normally use with pizza? I'm inclined to think not, but I...
| O-T Lounge|| Can you name the original thirteen American colonies? - GarmischTiger on 3/22/13 at 8:04 am|
Without peeking, of course.
I think most folks can come up with eight.
Few non-history nuts get all 13.
| O-T Lounge|| Historical Fiction Azimuth Check: James Reasoner's Civil War Series - GarmischTiger on 3/11/13 at 12:55 pm|
I do the audio book thing to drain the suckage out of the daily commute. Just stumbled across [i]Chickamauga[/i] at the library, which is one of ten in a series spanning the Civil War, all by the same author.
With series, I'm either all in or out. I come here looking for reviews / recommendatio...
| Food and Drink Board|| Food Processor Lying Fallow - GarmischTiger on 3/7/13 at 6:46 am|
My wife got me the top of the line Cuisinart model Christmas-before-last and I've used it twice. Almost everything I'm inclined to use it for - chopping veggies, blending, pureeing - I rationalize that I can do quicker with a knife or blender, once assembly, use, disassembly, washing, drying and re...
| Food and Drink Board|| Bowman Brothers Pioneer Spirit (Bourbon . . . from Virginia) - GarmischTiger on 3/3/13 at 1:45 pm|
I drink my fair share of bourbon - and probably infringe on the shares of others from time to time - and I had never seen this stuff until this past week.
Small batch, 90 proof, distilled in Fredericksburg Virginia. $23 for 750 ml at the Fort Belvoir Class VI - on sale, I believe.
Not too s...
| O-T Lounge|| Proliferation of Technology: Is Anonymity on the Internet Obsolescent? - GarmischTiger on 1/24/13 at 10:31 am|
Apologies for the GRE words in thread title – but they capture my meaning in the limited space available.
There is an immeasurable amount of information on the periphery of the internet that is lying fallow – as yet unharnessed due to the restrictions of current technology. But with the passage ...
| Tiger Rant|| Rasco's Penalty (Delay of Game) - GarmischTiger on 1/1/13 at 2:54 pm|
Apologies if this has been covered. Searched the first three pages here just now and have not been on the Scoreboard.
I had volume muted because the announcers weren't doing it for me.
What was the explanation / justification for this call?...
| Food and Drink Board|| Popover Question - GarmischTiger on 12/31/12 at 1:45 pm|
Preheat pan or not?
Put another way - is pan hot or room temp when batter is poured in?
| O-T Lounge|| Deployed Tigers and OTers: Merry Christmas! - GarmischTiger on 12/24/12 at 7:27 pm|
You're active duty military and mobilized guardsmen and reservists. You're DIA, CIA, DOD and Service civilians. And more. Some of you are even dirty, nasty contractors.
As dawn breaks in your part of the world, you're in harm's way - doing your nation's bidding. We're fat and happy at home beca...
| O-T Lounge|| IPhone 4 Question: Sync versus Restore - GarmischTiger on 12/19/12 at 2:54 pm|
Asking because I'm a Luddite and obviously OT poor.
Phone started going dead and not restarting unless plugged in, with a reset style start each time this happened. The Internet told me to do a backup and restore the phone in order to get new IOS, which might fix the problem.
Question: once ph...
| O-T Lounge|| OTers with young kids in elementary school: Did / will you discuss shootings? - GarmischTiger on 12/16/12 at 10:59 am|
With your kids, obviously (not enough room in subject line).
Searched first six pages and saw nothing.
Not sure if it will come up in son's first grade class tomorrow, but I imagine it might.
Looking for a theme other than sugarcoating, "This world is a f*cked up place sometimes - deal with...
| SEC Rant|| Tiger fan’s kudos and best wishes to Bama - GarmischTiger on 12/3/12 at 12:23 pm|
Hearty congratulations to your team and your fan base for the big win. Your penultimate scoring drive was a thing of beauty. Googling “imposing one’s will” should now turn up compilation clips of that fourth quarter imposed sodomy. And Georgia’s D ain’t too shabby.
I’m compelled to post these ...
| O-T Lounge|| Mileage on U-Haul (or comparable) Rental Trucks - GarmischTiger on 11/28/12 at 12:05 pm|
I’m in the initial stages of planning a possible coast-to-coast move and I’m trying to estimate costs.
Looking for a good mpg estimate for a fully loaded 20’ or 24’ rental truck. Mostly interstate miles.
TIA for any and all help.
| Tiger Rant|| Grade out the Officiating - GarmischTiger on 11/24/12 at 7:09 am|
After a night to sleep on it and re-watching parts of the game over coffee this morning, two things stand out to me about the refs:
First - and most obvious - a poorly called game. Seems like the Arky O-line had a license to hold. At least one ticky-tack, let them play interference call, and Ke...
| Tiger Rant|| Possible safety (not called) on kickoff? - GarmischTiger on 11/18/12 at 9:22 am|
I've seen several Rebel fans post about this with no further explanation, other that it was a missed call (in their opinion).
I was multi-tasking during the game (frying chicken) and missed this. Can somebody please provide Cliffs?...
| O-T Lounge|| Riding out Sandy - Roll Call (Recovery Begins) - GarmischTiger on 10/29/12 at 10:02 am|
1255 EDT - DC metro area pretty much all clear, save scattered outages.
ETA: [link=(http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2012/10/30/superstorm-sandys-wrath/)]CNN Blog with various data points.[/link]
Looks like hunker down time is upon us. DC essentially closed. The...
| Tiger Rant|| Untouched on two touchdowns - GarmischTiger on 10/21/12 at 6:47 am|
Mett in the pocket on throw to Boone and Hill on the long run.
The former is less impressive but notable. The latter is badass - a VERY well-blocked play.
| Tiger Rant|| Mayday on CFF (ESPN): On Tiger D containing Manziel - GarmischTiger on 10/21/12 at 6:42 am|
Those getting after him were "Like ten dogs on fresh meat - they're just crazed animals out there."
Film breakdown segment highlighted our game. Fun to watch.
| SEC Rant|| Vandy a 7-point favorite over Auburn - GarmischTiger on 10/16/12 at 12:02 pm|
Anyone know (or care to guess) the last time Vandy was a TD (or more) favorite over a team from the West? ...