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  • IMScotty -

    Liked max.patch’s post in the thread Candlepin Bowling.

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    i also watched a video of people really candlepin bowling. i'm a lousy bowler; i'm sure i would be even worse at candlepin. even with the 3rd ball.
  • max.patch -

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    i also watched a video of people really candlepin bowling. i'm a lousy bowler; i'm sure i would be even worse at candlepin. even with the 3rd ball.
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    Interestingly, the Simpsons modeled their bowling alley on the place I actually bowl, the Wakefield Bowladrome. See below... appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…ff09b5a9c817150bba9308aa5 appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…ff09b5a9c817150bba9308aa5 It is a…
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    i was curious so i did some research. :) youtube.com/watch?v=D29E4es3wSM
  • IMScotty -

    Posted the thread Candlepin Bowling.

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    Next week is my bowing leagues Christmas party. I'm the guy who arranges for the pizza delivery, brings some extra cold ones for the guys, and stuffs the envelopes with cash prizes, and gets a few bottles of cheap wine so that everyone goes home with…
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    sometimes a proof reader is a good idea. DuD1oDGW0AIeyba.jpg:large why is the correction/retraction never as prominent? 1210-julia-roberts-newspaper-headline-fb-3.jpg
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    Quote from max.patch: “astro, you posed the original question about who -- if anyone -- the today's game era committee should put in the HOF. i don't believe you ever gave your own opinion. did you find anyone deserving on that list? ” Yeah, it was…
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    Quote from max.patch: “Quote from StalkingTortoise: “With zero cell phone reception (AT&T and Verizon), our options were limited: 4. Sleep in the well-ventilated privy. ” reminds me of minnesota smith. he was slackpacking on the AT and 1) he…
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    Quote from StalkingTortoise: “Quote from rhjanes: “"Lets eat Grandma!" "Lets eat, Grandma!" ” Pennsylvania Dutch can be entertaining... "Throw Papa down the stairs his hat." "Throw the horse over the fence some hay." ” That Pennsylvania Dutch…
  • IMScotty -

    Liked Astro’s post in the thread What's For Dinner?.

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    Quote from jimmyjam: “We're having wine with our hot dogs tonight. Does that mean we're classy rednecks or just confused rednecks? ” I guess it really doesn't matter if you are having a good time.

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    Next week is my bowing leagues Christmas party. I'm the guy who arranges for the pizza delivery, brings some extra cold ones for the guys, and stuffs the envelopes with cash prizes, and gets a few bottles of cheap wine so that everyone goes home with something.

    Candlepin bowling is a charmingly New England thing. Three balls, little balls, the dead wood stays in the lane. It is the most frustration sport I've every played. I suck as a bowler, I am one of the worst in my league. But I work hard to try to keep the group together. Strangely enough, I feel like I am doing God's work here :) Bowlers are mostly working guys. Once a week we get together, throw back a few beers, talk crap, and let off some steam. A relaxing respite from the pressures of modern life.

    Candlepin bowling is dying. Every year another bowling ally closes down. The land they sit on has just become too valuable around here. We had to move the league to another town a few years, the old alley is a…

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  • Six Moon Designs Deschutes Plus
    Weight - 16 ounces
    Weight w/Pegs - 18.125 ounces
    Material - 30D Silnylon
    Features - A no-frills tarp with a no-see-um skirt perimeter. Uses a single trekking pole set anywhere between 40" (100cm) to hug the ground or 49" (125cm) to provide great ventilation.
    Pros - Weight, Ventilation
    Cons - The setup is slightly confusing. There are 6 points to attach with pegs. Two of those point must be pegged first and are very difficult specify in dark and/or windy…
  • Winter Linville Gorge

    On February 27th, 28th and 29th I did a two night out and back trip from Wolf Pit Road trail-head to Table Rock mountain and back. In typical cafe fashion I planned this trip while driving 80 mph east on I-40 heading back from the Smokies. I stopped at a McDonald's to borrow some free Wifi to get a picture of a the trails and away I went. Going up Wolf Pit road in my 2002 Honda Accord was risky with the amount of ice and snow on the road. The final hill going down to the…
  • Great Smoky Mountain National Park

    On February 25th and 26th I did a nice loop in the Smokies from Big Creek Ranger Station parking lot to Deep Gap along the AT south of Mt. Cammerer fire tower. There was about 6 to 8 inches of snow while going up. I stealth camped due to the amount of snow coming in and the next day went down the Big Creek trail. Overnight there was another 6 to 8 inches of snow and freezing fog.

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  • Chicken Jambalaya

    5 grams - Freeze Dried Chicken
    7 grams - Dehydrated Chopped Onion
    5 grams - Dehydrated Leeks
    2 grams - Freeze Dried Celery
    5 grams - Freeze Dried Bell Pepper
    56 grams - Rice (Real or Instant)
    2 grams - Dehydrated Green Onion
    7 grams - Creole Seasoning
    7 grams - Dehydrated Diced Tomato
    7 grams - Tomato Powder
    7 grams - Chicken Stock Powder
    1 gram - Black Pepper
    1 gram - Salt
    28 grams - Dried Chorizo Sausage
    14 grams - Olive Oil
    8 ounces - Water

    Calories - 680
    Dry Weight -…
  • Nestle Nido and Breakfast Essential Based Milkshakes

    Nestle Nido is a full fat powdered milk which when combined with water makes a high calorie milk. I add Nestle Carnation Breakfast Essentials to add flavor and additional calories.

    Chocolate Latte

    1/2 Cup - Nestle Nido
    2 Packets - Chocolate Nestle Carnation Breakfast Essentials
    2 Packets - Folgers Instant Coffee Singles
    16 Ounces - Water

    Calories 580
    Weight 4.5 ounces

    1) Combine dry ingredients in zip lock bag
    2) Mix with water and…