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Malakili
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Reply #37240 on: January 04, 2018, 06:01:37 PM

Every rice section in every grocery store has this rice, you just never looked for it.
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Reply #37241 on: January 04, 2018, 08:56:12 PM

Shit.  My local Publix has multiple brands of arborio, and I live in Florida's armpit.

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Reply #37242 on: January 05, 2018, 08:00:47 AM

True, I've never looked for it. I'll have a look next time i'm at the big supermarket.

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Reply #37243 on: January 05, 2018, 08:02:06 AM

Shit.  My local Publix has multiple brands of arborio, and I live in Florida's armpit.

Isn't that all of it?
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Reply #37244 on: January 06, 2018, 03:36:30 PM

Shit.  My local Publix has multiple brands of arborio, and I live in Florida's armpit.

Isn't that all of it?

You're not entirely wrong, but I meant the back-assward portion of the panhandle.

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Reply #37245 on: January 16, 2018, 05:15:46 AM

I was looking on how to make tea (properly, that is). Thought this might be useful so sharing:


ISO 3103:1980 "Tea Preparation of liquor for use in sensory tests"






The closest for how"How to properly enjoy tea" is 'ISO 1839:1980 BS 5987:1980 Methods for sampling tea' but there is no PDF around.  Oh ho ho ho. Reallllly?

It also makes me feel really warm and fuzzy inside that there is a sub-committee 8 of the Technical Committee 34 for Tea.
And the secretariat is run by the British. No matter how crazy the world, some people still seem to be on top of things.
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Reply #37246 on: January 16, 2018, 05:50:14 AM

Related, every British armoured vehicle since WWII has a water boiling apparatus installed inside it as standard equipment. For safety reasons.

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Previously, British tank crews had disembarked when they wanted to "brew-up" (make tea), using a petrol cooker improvised from empty fuel cans[4] called a "Benghazi burner". Use of the [Boiling Vessel] enabled the crew to stay safely inside the tank and reduced the time taken for breaks.

Vehicles fitted with the BV include Challenger 2 tanks, MAN trucks, and Warrior, Warthog, Mastiff, Jackal and Foxhound armoured fighting vehicles. It is common practice for a junior member of a vehicle crew to be unofficially appointed "BV Commander", responsible for making hot drinks for the other soldiers.


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Reply #37247 on: January 17, 2018, 01:39:12 AM

So, I am getting divorced.  Kind of a mutual decision officially, but technically I was the one who pulled the trigger, so to speak.  Thanks to the others of you in this thread who have described your own recent and past experiences.  I found that it takes a crazy amount of current to even have that conversation, let alone to actually make the decision, and some of what I saw here helped me to do just that.  Might sound strange to thank people for that sort of advice taken passively, but it really has helped me.

In any event, I am hoping this process will go relatively smoothly.  For now, at least, it seems that the wife and I will be able to agree on the important items.  Really trying to remain friendly.  We are still basically best friends, and after being together for more than 20 years, she is like a part of my family.  We have three kids, by the way.  House is going up for sale in the next couple of days, so there are roughly 11 billion things to do.  It is like having a part time job.

Anyway, I am feeling okay about all of this for now.  Trying really hard to keep the kids in focus as much as we can, so that this has as little impact on them as possible.

Any off-the-cuff advice?

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Reply #37248 on: January 17, 2018, 03:53:11 AM

Sounds like you have it covered.  Sometimes things just end.  You're focusing on the weans and you seem to have your head in order.  She feeling the same way ?

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Reply #37249 on: January 17, 2018, 04:41:23 AM

Don't have any advice to offer, but can you elaborate why you both wanted it to end?

This sounds like it was hard step that you took after careful consideration. After 20 years, kids and house I'd probably go the easy route myself and sit it out...

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Reply #37250 on: January 17, 2018, 06:45:57 AM

She didn't initially feel the same way, but after a bit of thinking she actually agreed and said that it was good that I could find the courage to do it, because she never would have.  It is so easy to let inertia take over.

There are always a bunch of small issues, but at the end of the day we just do not love each other anymore as husband and wife.  I have been feeling like this for years, and in retrospect, she would more or less admit the same.  I think one of the catalysts was that my own parents, in their mid and late sixties, got divorced about 9 months ago.  While sad, my first thought was "it's about time you miserable assholes, think of all the years you lost"  My next thought was about my own dumb self, and how I was about to repeat the same mistakes.

So...yeah.  I should also add that my wife and I are totally different, and it has only been getting more pronounced.  We try to find common ground, but it just isn't natural.

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Reply #37251 on: January 17, 2018, 09:32:30 AM

Any off-the-cuff advice?

You're already doing well.  Keep that in mind.

My only advice is to keep doing what you're doing.  Put the kids first.  Try your best not to be petty. 

Hang in there.  It's going to be a tough year ahead, but things will get MUCH better.

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Reply #37252 on: January 18, 2018, 10:29:51 AM

Inertia is a bitch. Fighting that battle again with my old lady. Thought we had dealt with it, but here we are again.

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