Open Thread

  1. Toasties. It snowed. And is properly cold. So we're back to dark pictures of warm food... in this case pelmeni with butter.

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  2. We're out of town! Have at it!

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  3. Oatmeal with soy sauce, banana bread (when there is some), kefir, black tea, herbal tea, and some water is the the breakfast of champions and bartenders.

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  4. Hi Toasties!

    The Bartender is a bit down and out of it but shall not complain. Except about something that's annoying in all life: starting a series without realizing that the author has not finished it.

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  5. Toasties, is it spring yet? I thought it was and then a "huge terrible coldest ever snowstorm on Monday" was announced for NYC. If so, return to us the hour of sleep.

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  6. Turns out my flight was twelve hours before I thought it was! WHOOPS. Hope you're all having a great time, on the ground. What do you want to talk about?

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  7. Hello Toasties!

    Cheers from the utter craziness that is the baby-bubble. If anyone wants to talk about how it gets better, The Bartender is all ears.

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  8. House of Cards is back, and I am rooting for Claire with my entire BODY and SOUL and MIND.

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  9. The Bartender has given birth to a brand-new baby (artist's depiction above), so we thought we'd give her the week off. CONGRATULATIONS, The Bartender!

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  10. Tell me, what about you do you think would remain unchanged with endless funds?

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  11. Dough and poppy seeds and sugar. One can never go wrong. Has anything wonderful and surprising happened to you this week?

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  12. Later ones included Exitstageleft99 and Exitstageleft200 (I don't have a lot of ideas, but when I have them, I stick with 'em).

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  13. I gave The Bartender the week off so I could share with you how PUMPED UP I am by my new workout top. Also, please click through to hear the sweetest thing you've ever heard.

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  14. I may yet live. Talk amongst yourselves.

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