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Re: I just bought...
« Reply #720 on: March 26, 2016, 04:13:14 AM »

I bought a haircut. It was getting to be that time of the year, but there is this elderly cashier who tells me that I need to get a haircut when it gets too long and I was waiting for that. Sure enough, I checked out at her register this morning and she couldn't hold it in anymore. Got it taken care of at lunch.
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« Reply #721 on: April 16, 2016, 05:09:30 PM »

Bought a house. Woo hoo!
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« Reply #722 on: April 19, 2016, 10:25:50 PM »

I just bought a slow cooker because I am always on the look out for new, interesting meals to make and ways to save myself a bit of time. Right now, I get off work, take something out of the freezer, and eventually get around to eating at eight or nine in the evening. That's if I feel like cooking at all. The later it gets the less I want to eat, let alone cook.

Taking something out to thaw before I go to bed, throwing it in the crock pot before I go to work, and having something waiting when I get home in the afternoon seems like a decent solution to the problem. I don't have to put a lot of effort into it, I eat early, and there's a good chance that I might have something to take to work for lunch the next day.
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Re: I just bought...
« Reply #723 on: April 19, 2016, 10:52:35 PM »

How exactly does a slow cooker work, besides the obvious?
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« Reply #724 on: April 20, 2016, 12:26:33 AM »

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Raw food and a liquid (such as stock, water, or wine) are placed in the slow cooker. Some recipes call for pre-heated liquid. The cooker lid is put on and the cooker is switched on. Some cookers automatically switch from cooking to warming (maintaining the temperature at 71–74 °C (160–165 °F) after a fixed time or after the internal temperature of the food, as determined by a probe, reaches a specified value.

The heating element heats the contents to a steady temperature in the 79–93 °C (174–199 °F) range. The contents are enclosed by the crock and the lid, and attain an essentially constant temperature. The vapor that is produced at this temperature condenses on the bottom of the lid and returns as liquid. Some water-soluble vitamins are leached into the liquid.[4]

The liquid transfers heat from the pot walls to its contents, and also distributes flavours. A lid is essential to prevent warm vapour from escaping, taking heat with it and cooling the contents.

Basic cookers, which have only high, medium, low, or keep warm settings, have to be manually turned on and off. The most advanced cookers have computerised timing devices that allow the cooker to be programmed to perform multiple operations (e.g., two hours high, followed by two hours low, followed by warm) and to delay the start of cooking.

Because food stays warm for a long time after switching off, slow cookers can be used to cook food to be taken to be eaten elsewhere without reheating. Some cookers have ways of sealing the lid to prevent the contents from spilling during transport.
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Re: I just bought...
« Reply #725 on: April 20, 2016, 10:00:01 PM »

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Some water-soluble vitamins are leached into the liquid.

Ah there we go. That's what I remember about it. Some people consider it therefore to be more healthy.

I saw your post in the Eat this thread, what does it do to the flavours exactly? And does whatever you cook always turn out as sludgy soup?
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Re: I just bought...
« Reply #726 on: April 21, 2016, 11:59:14 AM »

Bought new shoes... again.
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« Reply #727 on: April 21, 2016, 06:55:46 PM »

No pictures. That's a fail right there.


I've not bought anything this weekend other than food. I just got paid, so the temptation is there...I do need new shoes....
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« Reply #728 on: April 21, 2016, 08:02:54 PM »

Same here on the shoes. My current ones are worn down! :/

I'm sure Baz has a picture of his new shoes. Question is, do they come with matching belt from same leather?
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« Reply #729 on: April 21, 2016, 08:04:28 PM »

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Some water-soluble vitamins are leached into the liquid.
  And does whatever you cook always turn out as sludgy soup?
Usually it comes out asome a plate of low effort, deliciousness
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« Reply #730 on: April 22, 2016, 08:59:49 AM »

I've got em matched.

Bought 4 pieces of art yesterday.
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« Reply #731 on: April 25, 2016, 02:23:15 PM »

Bought a coat and a tie!
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« Reply #732 on: April 25, 2016, 05:34:32 PM »

After buying 13 fantasy paperbacks for 1 euro and 30 cents, I was now able to obtain another 14 (including a three-in-one from Eddings) for exactly one euro. If you can't find me, I shall be over there, reading!
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Re: I just bought...
« Reply #733 on: April 30, 2016, 02:00:10 PM »

Old phone crapped out on me, so bought a new one. Got the new Samsung s7 which is just an excellent smartphone.  Love it.

Also got a haircut which is equally important.
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Re: I just bought...
« Reply #734 on: May 01, 2016, 04:28:22 PM »

Indeed it is.

Bought new sporty shoes. So no leather belt to go with it. But hey, they fit and they're nice! :)
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« Reply #735 on: May 04, 2016, 07:21:46 PM »

This is my sister's acquisition, not mine, but we got a betta fish! Unfortunately, he seems to be uncommonly stupid and/or blind and/or picky about food, but if you're really patient and feed him one pellet at a time, he eats. And in the meantime, he's quite pretty.



Say hi to Mr. Whisper.

(Yea, I have no idea where the name originated).
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Re: I just bought...
« Reply #736 on: May 08, 2016, 12:18:07 PM »

Need to get my hands om some sneakers for the summer. Can't walk around dressed in a suit all season, so I've got to make do.
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« Reply #737 on: May 11, 2016, 09:42:09 AM »

I bought Elder Scrolls Online from a digital sale for $18.99. I've been interested in it for a while now, but unwilling to throw money at an online game that might very well suck. The game hasn't managed to rid itself of the stink of those early negative reviews that pretty much ruined its reputation and it doesn't offer a free trial (they really, really need to), so for all I knew it could have been the rotten pile of crap that everyone said it was. But my interest in the game and a coworker's praise (she doesn't like anything fantasy and has never played MMORPGs before, but loves it)  and the sale made me finally give in.

And I am glad I did. It is really good and not just in terms of other MMORPGs either.
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« Reply #738 on: July 12, 2016, 06:07:50 AM »

I recently bought a new tablet/e-reader since mine was well on its way to taking a crap. It was cheap and is much faster than my old one. I also has a camera, so I can send Joey selfies like he always requests.
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« Reply #739 on: July 12, 2016, 09:17:50 PM »

I bought a pressure cooker I saw in an infomercial. I like it.
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