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  • the football thread

    AnotherKevin - - Coffee Talk

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    I'm sure WOO likes all the attention paid to the Superb Owl.

  • whats the weather where you are?

    AnotherKevin - - General

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    Quote from jimmyjam: “Chance of flurries tomorrow and bitterly cold- everyone running to the grocery store for milk, eggs and bread etc. ” Gotta have French toast on a morning when you're snowed in!

  • GHD I

    AnotherKevin - - Trip Planning

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    GHD - won't work. Gotta go to a funeral. Life keeps on getting in the way of hiking.

  • whats the weather where you are?

    AnotherKevin - - General

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    Quote from Astro: “Quote from AnotherKevin: “Quote from SarcasmTheElf: “Crappy. The weather is crappy. One-two inches of snow followed by freezing rain, followed by a deep freeze. Could be worse though, I live on the Housatonic at the bottom of its valley. A mile away and just a couple hundred feet higher in elevation they got a fullblown ice storm complete with downed trees and power outages. ” Over here we got about a foot and a half of snow, and it was -2 °F and blowing a gale when I walked t…

  • MLK VII

    AnotherKevin - - Trip Planning

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    Quote from CoachLou: “I don’t know the road conditions then, but we have taken that sleigh ride to the Inn before. ” The last MLK that had the sleigh-ride, they closed the Thruway. I know that's a "don't care" for you Connecticut folks heading east over the Bear Mountain bridge, but that would have been a real challenge for me getting home. (Don't know what happened this weekend, didn't check the conditions downstate.) We got about a foot and a half of fluffy snow up here over the weekend. I did…

  • whats the weather where you are?

    AnotherKevin - - General

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    Quote from SarcasmTheElf: “Crappy. The weather is crappy. One-two inches of snow followed by freezing rain, followed by a deep freeze. Could be worse though, I live on the Housatonic at the bottom of its valley. A mile away and just a couple hundred feet higher in elevation they got a fullblown ice storm complete with downed trees and power outages. ” Over here we got about a foot and a half of snow, and it was -2 °F and blowing a gale when I walked to work this morning. I even decided to put on…

  • Whiskey Thread

    AnotherKevin - - Coffee Talk

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    Quote from Drybones: “Tried a couple of scotches this weekend, to me not worth the money, neither of these is as good as the Glenmorangie which is nice with a cigar but other than with a smoke I'd prefer Evan Williams at 1/7 the cost. ” You would not like the kind of Scotch I drink, then, definitely! (The whiskies from Islay, Jura, Oban, Orkney, ... have everything that non-Scotch drinkers hate about Scotch, turned up to 11.)

  • whats the weather where you are?

    AnotherKevin - - General

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    Forecast bad enough to cancel the MLK weekend trip. Down there in Harriman, they're saying 5-9 inches of snow Saturday night with freezing rain on top of it. Up here, it's supposed to be 12-18 inches of snow, slight chance of freezing rain, and then temperatures plunging to about -6F and wind chills well into the -20's. Even before Coach Lou waved us off, I had already crossed the line into "I'm not expendable. I'm not stupid. And I'm not going." Damn. Wanted to see the guys.

  • MLK VII

    AnotherKevin - - Trip Planning

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    Groundhog Day? Again? Do we have to keep doing it over until we get it right? (Around here, we're doing it all wrong...)

  • Re-inventing Yourself

    AnotherKevin - - General

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    Quote from Blue Jay La Fey: “Quote from max.patch: “can someone land a chopper in your back yard and have you shade tree mechanic it? ” If you mean motorcycle yes, although I don't weld. If you mean flying car no. ” Original poster is a helicopter mechanic. For real.

  • Re-inventing Yourself

    AnotherKevin - - General

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    Quote from chief: “you guys seem to have a million ways to retire yet not retire. more power to you, but i am not particularly impressed so i'll exit this conversation. ” Hiking is a thing I want to have time for. There are a lot of other things I want to have time for. Hiking is fun for a weekend or even a two-week vacation, but after a section hike, I'm ready to get back to down and do other things. Some of the things that I'd do even if The Man weren't telling me to do them look like 'work' t…

  • Trail Maintenance and Volunteering

    AnotherKevin - - General

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    The weird thing about these orders is that a lot of the Trail is on state or private land, and the NPS is dictating to the landowners what they can do on their own property. "We won't insure the volunteers, and we've told the ones in our program to stop," that's fair. "We won't indemnify you against liability from Trail users," also fair. But, "you may not do cleanup on your own property because we have an easement" or "you may not allow visitors to enter your land because we're shut down," is s…

  • Whiskey Thread

    AnotherKevin - - Coffee Talk

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    3214964_0.jpg (Me, I'm partial to Oban, Isle of Jura or Highland Park - but I'd not say no to Lagavulin, Caol Ila or Bowmore!)

  • Re-inventing Yourself

    AnotherKevin - - General

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    I'm still in the corporate world full-time, but I'm planning to blow it off as soon as my wife (who has some long-term health issues) is Medicare-eligible and my daughter's wedding is paid off. Sooner if the company forces me into it. I enjoy being an enginerd, but enough is enough. As far as what I'll do in retirement, "so many projects, so little time." I'll still be busy, but the mix will have a lot more work pro bono populo. Assuming that Mother Nature spares my health for a while, of course…

  • You don't need self-rising flour, just add 1 1/2 tsp of baking powder and 1/2 tsp salt per cup of regular cake flour. Replace half the baking powder with baking soda if you're using buttermilk or soured milk - which you should, the biscuits need the acid to rise properly. Swans Down or King Arthur cake flour works well for a lower-protein fine-milled flour, which is what you want for fluffy biscuits. If all you can get is all-purpose flour, you can try using 7/8 cup of all-purpose flour and 2 ta…

  • MLK VII

    AnotherKevin - - Trip Planning

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    Quote from IMScotty: “I will contact Rafe to see if he wants to join us this year. Has anyone heard from Another Kevin? ” Hi, I'm here - I don't hang out on the hiking sites much because life has got seriously in the way of hiking the last 2-3 years, and when I hang out on hiking sites, I get the grumbles. I already sent Coach Lou regrets for this year, but it looks as if the alignment of the stars is shifting. My feet are both OK at the moment, my eye surgeon has blessed the travel, and there's…

  • Quote from jimmyjam: “Quote from Astro: “Or back when you were a toddler and your dad would let you sit in his lap while he was driving. ” you got that right, I was driving good by the time I was 12. First day at behind the wheel I drove the car thru the cones and didn't knock any over. The teacher said : you think you're good, back thru them. I did with out knocking any over. He asked me: Just how long have you been driving? I told him oh about 4 years. ” same thing happened with my daughter. S…

  • Quote from Astro: “Quote from AnotherKevin: “The areas at greatest risk are the north and south edges of what's marked as the 'danger zone' on the map. Guess who lives at latitude 42.8° North? ” Rocket Man? ” If that was an attempt to assign me a trail name, I'm not biting.

  • My parents discovered that the back deck of the '61 VW Microbus was just the right size to hold a crib mattress, and my baby brother slept there on long trips. My foster sister and I would reverse the middle seat so we could face each other, place a piece of fiberboard across our laps, and play board games.

  • The areas at greatest risk are the north and south edges of what's marked as the 'danger zone' on the map. Guess who lives at latitude 42.8° North?