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"Dave Fouchey" wrote in message
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On Fri, 28 Mar 2008 18:50:29 -0400, tenman wrote:

K Barrett wrote:
"Diana Kulaga" wrote in message
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Everybody disserves his/her own appreciation day.

*Disserves* is but one example of the things I like about you! And no, I
will not behave and you can't make me. Nyanyanya!

Diana


After the week Al's had I think he needs a cookie. These kick ass.

K Barrett

Triple-chocolate cookies - makes 26 cookies



Wow! Thanks for the recipe - they sound great! I saved it and some night
when I've got the baking urge, I'll have something special to make!

Tennis

I have only one word to say...

Chocolate!


Dave Drooling Fouchey
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I think I used a Droste chocolate, a Lindt chocolate a plain old Hersey's
morsels when I made these.

If you like chocolate cake Ina Garten's (Barefoot Contessa's) recipe for
Beatty's chocolate cake turns out marvelously with no real need for cake
flour or anything fancy. YUM!

http://www.recipezaar.com/192119

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And here was me thinking this would be a thread about the Dendrobium bigibbum
complex ;-)

On Fri, 28 Mar 2008 18:50:29 -0400, tenman wrote:

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Everybody disserves his/her own appreciation day.

*Disserves* is but one example of the things I like about you! And no, I
will not behave and you can't make me. Nyanyanya!

Diana



After the week Al's had I think he needs a cookie. These kick ass.

K Barrett

Triple-chocolate cookies - makes 26 cookies



Wow! Thanks for the recipe - they sound great! I saved it and some night
when I've got the baking urge, I'll have something special to make!

Tennis

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The orchid weed that grew from seed. :-) That was a Peristeria alata whose
seed capsule exploded before I could harvest it and I had little baby Dove
orchids coming up in everything from 4" Paph pots to the gravel floor. I
think there may be a few of these left too. They are 5 and 6 inch pot
plants now. It is really interesting to see how an orchid seed can wash all
the way to the bottom of a 4" pot of tree bark and then germinate and find
it's way back to the surface. And it is really interesting to examine by
magnifying loop how the fungus mycelia and orchid protocorm intersect on the
surface of a rotting piece of bark chip. Once I realized what they were and
that I had to let them reach a reasonable size before trying to transplant
them I was able to collect about two or three dozen plants, but the grassy
weed babies were everywhere. The ones that survived best were the ones that
were allowed to grow undisturbed until they had at least one obvious little
pseudobulb.

Very cold outside today. I will be power washing stuff when it warms up a
bit. Everything is very dirty.

I do appreciate everybody's well wishes. I have been getting lots of emails
offers of help, etc. I don't really have time to answer most of them.

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On Sat, 29 Mar 2008 01:17:40 GMT in [email protected] Al Pickrel
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The giant C amythstaglosa is at Pat's greenhouse. It was in full bloom.
It
is a mess, but still intact. The mother of all Phal equestris 'kiekie
monsters' did not survive. It was hanging just beside one of the benches
that burned. However, I believe a whole tray of small kiekies I removed
from it in the fall survived and is probably in Pat's greenhouse
someplace.


Is this the one that had a seed pod explode earlier than expected and
lead to Phal equestris as a greenhouse weed?
--
Chris Dukes
"Let all the babies be born. Then let us drown those we do not like."
-- G. K. Chesterton.


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Glad about the amethysto, Al. And the equestris pups, too. If it's too cold
to work today, make Kathy's cookies.

Diana

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Teetering on the edge of dignity, Al responds thusly: ;-)

you have to go back to May 25 1999 in the archives to find the truth about
the color and description of the costume being debated here. It was
neither purple nor spandex. It is in a thread called "help deflasking
Phalaenopsis seedlings" but it had turned into a flame war and so I
figured I should dress appropriately for it.

However as recently as Nov 4 2004 in a flame, ...er thread... called "New
2005 Orchid Species Calendar" I myself describe it as 'spandex' and remind
all the careful readers of this newsgroup of its true color .

In both the above threads I was wearing my three pointed jester hat with
the little bells on the tips. Tinkle, tinkle, tinkle. My antenna were
probably stuffed underneath. I suppose they do look a bit like aluminum
rabbit ears. If it comforts you earth people to believe that's all they
are, I got no problem with that. Fortunately the inflammation that
prevents me from retracting them has not been a problem for several years.

I gots no idea what is a "deeley bobbers."

The giant C amythstaglosa is at Pat's greenhouse. It was in full bloom.
It is a mess, but still intact. The mother of all Phal equestris 'kiekie
monsters' did not survive. It was hanging just beside one of the benches
that burned. However, I believe a whole tray of small kiekies I removed
from it in the fall survived and is probably in Pat's greenhouse
someplace.

"unknown" wrote in message
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oh deeley bobbers were *definitely* involved.. i remember them
distinctly.

(you're never gonna sell me another plant ever again, are you al?


--j_a



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"Diana Kulaga" wrote:

You know, I think you might be right about the bunny suit. C'mon, Al,
set us
straight here. Bunny suit or spandex? Or was it a blue spandex bunny
suit
with aluminum rabbit ears?

Diana





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I found the thread in which Al described that costume:

As much as I have tried to resist climbing into the ring of this yet another
Professional Wrestling match unfolding on the RGO it is time. I have been
working out and I am wearing my skimpy tight purple leotards and a full body
fake tattoo of snakes and other threatening creatures. My head has been
shaved in a bazaar pattern and I am playing to the crowd who is undoubtedly
booing loudly. I am ignoring them. What a party I am having! I am here
because I want to see which of my capable opponents wants to try and body
slam me.


Here is my move:


From a book I had to study in Freshman English called "The Informed
Argument" by Robert K. Miller. It attempts to teach how to argue
successfully. It has a chapter entitled, "Avoiding Logical Fallacies" in
which it lays out the 15 or so most common mistakes made when presenting
ones argument and attempting to persuade people to ones point of view.
Number one on the list:


"Ad Hominem Argument. An ad hominem argument is an argument that attacks
the personal character or reputation of one's opponents while ignoring what
he or she has to say [on the topic]. Ad hominem is Latin for 'to the man'.
Although an audience may often consider the character of a writer or speaker
in deciding whether it can trust what he or she has to say, most of us
realize that good people can make bad arguments, and even a crook can
sometimes tell the truth. It is almost always better to give a logical
response to an argument than to ignore those arguments and indulge in
personal attacks."


To all who read this: Strength, Peace, Health and the ability to see the
good intentions and well wishing that lies behind my sarcasm, attitude,
posturing and ridiculous costume.


Al




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