Random Thoughts for Thursday Lunchtime

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This is apparently “chicken week” for me this week.  I’ve been preparing a lot of chicken for suppers and then bringing the leftovers in for lunch.  I love chicken and I’d love to find a nice tagine and learn to use it to prepare chicken.  Some day that will happen.

Speaking of leftovers, I’m researching those plastic take out containers that you get from a restaurant and have been wondering if they would be practical containers to use for lunch.  I’ve seen a number that at microwave safe but I wonder just how long they would last.  Would they last longer as compared to your typical Tupperware?  I’m curious.

My work counterpart and I had yet another in-depth discussion about a work related process.  We see things and implementation differently on a lot of issues but we are really good at playing devil’s advocate with one another.  That makes us dangerous to the crew.

I ran a little experiment last week on my WP.  I wanted to see what kind of effort it would take to achieve “X” number of views in a week.  I can honestly say that I now really know what Jason, Gary, Janice and others talk about when they say you have to work hard at your blog to achieve those kind of numbers and achieve a large following.  I can’t say afterwards that it’s something that I want to do routinely since it was a lot of work.

I think a lot of people would like the ego stroke for having a large following and a lot of daily views but I think the reality of it is that it’s just not me.  I like to think that I’m more comfortable not being flooded with email notices and at the very least “trying” to keep up with what others are posting.  Yeh, I could be better at it but I have this fear (probably unreasonable too) that I would really fall behind with people.  That’s not where I want to be.

Well, lunch is over.  Back to work.

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34 thoughts on “Random Thoughts for Thursday Lunchtime

    swo8 said:
    March 23, 2017 at 6:36 PM

    Those Tagines are expensive here in Canada. They run for about $170.00 and up. You could probably get the same effect with a Dutch oven (large pot with a lid).
    Leslie

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      Jim responded:
      March 23, 2017 at 7:10 PM

      I have several good cast iron dutch ovens. I found bunches of tagines on Amazon. maybe I should go to Morocco or Tunisia and ship one home?

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        swo8 said:
        March 23, 2017 at 8:17 PM

        If I remember correctly, they weren’t too expensive there. I’m not sure I’d go to Morocco or Tunisia at the moment. Wait until things settle down.

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        Jim responded:
        March 24, 2017 at 6:21 AM

        I think London is more dangerous right now but i would still go to London.

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        swo8 said:
        March 24, 2017 at 10:08 AM

        I’m not sure I would.

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        Jim responded:
        March 24, 2017 at 10:23 AM

        one thing that I learned in the military is be aware of your surroundings.

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        swo8 said:
        March 24, 2017 at 10:25 AM

        Kind of hard to do when you are busy admiring all the sights.

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        Jim responded:
        March 24, 2017 at 10:30 AM

        you can still do both.

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        swo8 said:
        March 24, 2017 at 10:43 AM

        Maybe you can but I’m not sure I could.

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        Jim responded:
        March 24, 2017 at 10:46 AM

        I’m sure you could as well.

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        swo8 said:
        March 24, 2017 at 10:47 AM

        😉

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    Dewy said:
    March 23, 2017 at 5:31 PM

    Yes it’s hard work. I just write and if anyone reads it’s a bonus 😂 if not it’s just to cleanse my muddled up brains either way it’s okie with me 😂

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    A Perfectmindstorm said:
    March 23, 2017 at 4:19 PM

    Don’t heat stuff in plastic containers in the microwave. It messes with your endocrine system.
    I am helping you out in the “keeping up” with posts department by rarely posting anything.
    I have a lot of other things to say, but won’t hijack your blog by writing a blog in the comments 😉
    ♥♥♥

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      Jim responded:
      March 23, 2017 at 4:20 PM

      I have a what system??? is it treatable?? do I need to see a doctor? I’m doomed.

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        A Perfectmindstorm said:
        March 23, 2017 at 7:36 PM

        You are hopeless so just heat stuff in plastic and those containers from restaurants hold up quite well unless you melt them.

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        Jim responded:
        March 23, 2017 at 7:41 PM

        I’m not hopeless. I’m irish.

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        A Perfectmindstorm said:
        March 23, 2017 at 8:14 PM

        😫

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        Jim responded:
        March 24, 2017 at 7:26 AM

        *smmoch

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        A Perfectmindstorm said:
        March 23, 2017 at 8:26 PM

        Did you ever get that DNA test done? 😉

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        Jim responded:
        March 24, 2017 at 6:22 AM

        pending results. Are you trying to find out if we’re related? sorry. I no longer have kin in Indiana.

        I’m sure the results will say that I need to upgrade my coffee of choice.

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        A Perfectmindstorm said:
        March 24, 2017 at 11:45 AM

        I already know we are related 😛

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        Jim responded:
        March 24, 2017 at 11:53 AM

        I think it’s one of those “We’re related cuz I said so.” thingees from Miss C.

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        A Perfectmindstorm said:
        March 24, 2017 at 12:03 PM

        Ugh, you are my long lost little brother. I told you that 10 years ago !!

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        Jim responded:
        March 24, 2017 at 12:06 PM

        that’s not what you told me. you told me to delete that email that you sent me. and I did.

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        A Perfectmindstorm said:
        March 24, 2017 at 12:08 PM

        Hahahaha, shhhh, it was bad judgement on my part when I didn’t know you were my brother 😉

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        Jim responded:
        March 24, 2017 at 12:10 PM

        the only bad judgement was pressing that “delete” link. oh well …

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    Anna said:
    March 23, 2017 at 3:02 PM

    A large following means very much time to keep up that following, so I think you’re doing the right thing by not being Jason or Janice. Be Jim! I like your blog 🙂 “pling”

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      Jim responded:
      March 23, 2017 at 4:19 PM

      well, I draw the best types of people anywho. 😉 “pling”

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        Anna said:
        March 24, 2017 at 12:52 PM

        Yes you do! And you give the best “plings”

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        Jim responded:
        March 24, 2017 at 12:53 PM

        LOL. positive “plings” are always a good thing. 🙂 “pling”

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        Anna said:
        March 24, 2017 at 12:55 PM

        I agree! “Pling”

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        Jim responded:
        March 24, 2017 at 12:57 PM

        🙂 “pling”

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    saywhatumean2say said:
    March 23, 2017 at 12:36 PM

    A small coterie like, don’t need to be exclusive just sort’o loyal, is all the following I need. I can’t imagine trying to keep up with those I do follow and hold down any sort of meaningful job. Not to mention doing the yard work and gardening AND watching the occasional gummie. You’re a superman already. Numbers are really just that….numbers.
    ~~dru~~

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      Jim responded:
      March 23, 2017 at 1:10 PM

      very true. dunno about that superman thingee tho. I do OK.

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