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The 10th Annual Hot Pepper Awards Winners Announced!


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#1440556 [Mar 27] What are you working on this week?

Posted by geeme on Today, 06:26 PM

What I am working on this week... trying to avoid anything that looks like work!

(And failing at that, but I can try! ;) )


Regular client work. Extra client work. Volunteer work.


And swimming and running and working out.


And trying to come up with something for the TD that is creative and fun and will surely get no votes. But it will be FUN!

The only real question is whether I can actually pull it off. Sometimes FUN is also hard to do. Like rolling a kayak is hard to do (for me, anyway), but good golly I enjoy it!

#1440094 Brand New Pods Dropping?

Posted by geeme on Yesterday, 06:52 PM

The black areas on the flowers/pod starts that dropped are an indication of a problem. Tell us about your feeding and watering and also if you have a fan on the plants.

#1439514 Chicken / Egg Poll

Posted by geeme on 25 March 2017 - 08:32 PM

This is amusing. It's a given that you choose option 4 for yourself, based on past posts. Country folks vs. city folks is really all it is. If I was even just passing through and stopped at a country diner, I'd stay away from the top 3 items, too. But seeing how the vast majority of eggs sold in big cities come from hens that never see a rooster, those don't bother me in the slightest, out he'a.


Make sure you say "out he'a" correctly - it's kind of like he-ya. Ya know? ;)

#1438808 [Mar 20] What are you working on this week?

Posted by geeme on 24 March 2017 - 09:56 PM

If the weather stays nice enough for long enough, I will be cleaning out the pots that ***somehow*** never got cleaned out at the end of last season. Honestly, I really just need to get new pots this year, as most of them are fairly done for.


Getting ready for another swim meet. I guess I put off doing my taxes long enough, so it's time to get those done.


Missing gassy! :D

#1436469 The Next Throwdown is...

Posted by geeme on 18 March 2017 - 09:16 PM

Gemme all about


What is so hard about my user name????










I am G.


G is me.


Gee Me.




Easy, no? :lol:









Oh yeah - you drunk! Nevermind! :D

#1436456 May sound silly but not all peppers taste like Bell Peppers right?

Posted by geeme on 18 March 2017 - 09:00 PM

Yes, there is a HUGE flavor variety amongst capsicums. And what you taste when you first put a particular chile in your mouth may be different from the after-taste.


The capsicum baccatums that I've tried have all tasted "fruity" to me, but I can't really describe what that means very well. The Aji Habanero (not at all like "regular" habaneros) reminds me of the flavor of oranges, but clearly without the texture of oranges. Regular habaneros (orange, like you get in the grocery store) have a fruity taste at first, for me, but then have a strong ammonia-like aftertaste. Red rocotos (manzanos) taste very much like tomatoes. Fataliis.... I have no idea how to begin to describe the actual flavor. Some say they get "fruity" flavor from them, but I wouldn't quite describe them this way. So not only are chiles themselves different, but the person eating them may have a very different experience than the next person does.


The term "fruity" may be more about the sugar content of a given chile. In general, chiles don't have fully developed their sugars until they are ripe, which is why many unripe chiles have a kind of grassy taste to them, like bells. On the other hand, I wouldn't describe unripe jalapenos as having a grassy flavor at all. But still, a fully ripe jalapeno, as salsalady already said, tastes completely different from an unripe one, largely because its sugars are more developed.


I suspect the huge flavor variety is what gets a lot of us hooked. Once you've tried a few and found some you adore (yes, ADORE!), you will probably become consumed with hunting for more to add to your most-loved list.

#1434321 The Next Throwdown is...

Posted by geeme on 14 March 2017 - 08:23 PM

Could be time for something a little different...



#1433233 Throwdown Throne

Posted by geeme on 12 March 2017 - 08:18 PM

I am just going to claim it early for SNF - YAY SNF!!!!!  :party:

Great job and kudos to all, a definite challenge, for sure. SNF's entry just really embodied what this was about, for me.

#1429767 BEGIN! Spicy Rice Challenge

Posted by geeme on 05 March 2017 - 08:03 PM

You have a way to make bread flakes like that? No pics, didn't happen! :rofl:

#1429722 BEGIN! Spicy Rice Challenge

Posted by geeme on 05 March 2017 - 07:16 PM

It's breadcrumbs with the crust removed I think you can handle it. ;)

Um. That's rather like saying there's no diff between boxed mashed potatoes and fresh mashed potatoes. Technically the same, but not. No how. No way. I'm with D3 on this. :mope:





#1426961 [Feb 27] What are you working on this week? Group activity log

Posted by geeme on 27 February 2017 - 06:40 PM

I should have mentioned this last week, but I honestly didn't work on it much then. I volunteered to help administer the 2017 Speedo One-hour ePostal National Championships - how far can you swim in one continuous hour? Basically, I check all of the entries for obvious errors in their splits and such, and email those with issues so they get corrected before the deadline. It's anticipated that this year will have the highest number of entries, about 3,000. The competition opened January 1, but since the swims must be completed by 2/28, we've been flooded with last-minute entries this week - to be expected! Relay entries will start coming in after the close of the individual entries. I've really enjoyed working on this. It's really good to see people in their 80's and 90's, and also those with physical or mental disabilities participate. One of the best types of entries I like to see, though, are for people who only very recently learned to swim as adults. What total guts it must take to take the plunge for an entire hour for them!


And, of course, regular client work. Nice that this is a billing week!


The usual workout routine should have no interruptions this week.


Seeds.... It will be March 1 in just a couple more days so seeds will get an h2o2 bath very soon. Looking forward to it!

#1426322 [Feb 20] What are you working on this week? Group activity log

Posted by geeme on 25 February 2017 - 10:05 PM

<<<<< FIFY










Edit: Yeah, I could have spent more time and done something more creative, but why bother? ;)

#1425666 [Feb 20] What are you working on this week? Group activity log

Posted by geeme on 24 February 2017 - 02:12 PM

C'mon - you KNOW that you want to at least do PICKLEBALL!!!!! The very name just makes me laugh! I may add it to my list one year, just for fun.  :lol:

#1425441 [Feb 20] What are you working on this week? Group activity log

Posted by geeme on 23 February 2017 - 07:53 PM

Keep us updated geeme that is exciting news indeed. What are the chances of the olympics?


Thanks, and will do!


My chances? I had a time trial for the 50m (track) a couple weeks ago. Then I looked up the top 10 in my age group and found that I had beat all 10 in my trial. Ok... we don't know who will age up from one to the next, so lemme look up the top 10 in the age group below mine. I beat all 10 of them in my trial, too! So I have good reason to believe that I will at least progress from the prelims to the finals. Other than that, one never knows who is going to participate in Nationals from one Games to the next, so I hope to shave at least half a second off before the real deal. I haven't had a time trial for the 100m yet. Of course, all this assumes I stay injury-free between now and then!


For the swimming..... Let's just be honest and admit I am a much faster runner than I am a swimmer. At the last Games (2015) I placed silver in the 200 back in my age group. Ain't that nice? Well, yes it is, but don't tell anyone that there was only one other swimmer in my age group who did the 200 back that year! :lol:  Actually, I placed in the top 10 of a few other events, but just ribbons, no other medals.


Last year was my first time ever participating in a track meet so I am still astonished that I can even do this, let alone be competitive. The 2019 Games will be in New Mexico, so it will be easier for Ann and CJ to participate. HINT, HINT! You chickas look the sports up (nsga.com) and start preparing now! I know CJ's been a swimmer and I'd love to see her there in 2019!

#1424523 [Feb 20] What are you working on this week? Group activity log

Posted by geeme on 21 February 2017 - 09:02 PM



I totally took it as a compliment, Ann!


Next thing, though, is we need to see you posting the same kind of thing..... when you get old enough!