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« Reply #5080 on: November 20, 2016, 07:32:53 PM »

According to the price listed there... someone loves you a LOT (even if it's half that size/price).

I'm not a fan of whisky, but I'd want to try that.

Yeah, I was quite shocked when I saw it! 😎
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« Reply #5081 on: November 20, 2016, 07:36:03 PM »

I've been hearing a song on the radio the last few weeks. Not sure if it's old or new. It sounds like Stevie Nicks or Fleetwood Mac.

One line of the chorus is:

"If I do say so myself."

Anyone heard of it?
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« Reply #5082 on: November 20, 2016, 08:07:43 PM »

Is that the ONLY line you can hear?
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« Reply #5083 on: November 20, 2016, 08:37:17 PM »

Is that the ONLY line you can hear?

No, its the only one I can remember.  :-[
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« Reply #5084 on: November 23, 2016, 09:46:01 AM »

I've been hearing a song on the radio the last few weeks. Not sure if it's old or new. It sounds like Stevie Nicks or Fleetwood Mac.

One line of the chorus is:

"If I do say so myself."

Anyone heard of it?

Found it.

Stevie Nicks - Rooms on fire
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« Reply #5085 on: November 30, 2016, 01:35:21 PM »

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« Reply #5086 on: November 30, 2016, 01:44:17 PM »

f@#k I knew I should have slowly scrolled to that post.

Just a link next time will do.  :o
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« Reply #5087 on: December 14, 2016, 10:53:04 PM »

I was at the in-laws earlier and had to visit the little boys room. Just as I sat down on the throne, here was this huntsmen sitting up int the corner of the ceiling above the shower.

A quick dash holding up my pants through the house to the other bathroom with me saying "Big spider, big spider" must have been a sight.  :-[
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« Reply #5088 on: December 30, 2016, 07:37:49 PM »

I finally made it to the International Market. There wasn't even a SHELF for Australian food. I asked for Vegemite, and they'd never heard of it. Although this market has just about everything (South American, UK, Eastern Europe, etc.) it is owned and managed by Asians, so their real forte is Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, etc.. 

There's an indoor fish market - HUGE tanks of fish, still alive and swimming. They'll catch and clean the fish for you. And they usually have a good selection of shellfish that are still kicking (and pinching) too.  So, if you can imagine that, you'll probably be able to imagine how awful it smells when you walk through the doors. But in about 5 minutes, you don't notice it anymore.

I love their produce section. There's all kinds of things I've never seen before. Every time I'm there, I learn of a new type of produce. This time, I saw something fuzzy, that looked like a cactus, but I thought it would feel like a kiwi fruit. So, I reached out to touch it to see, and a Chinese woman hid a giggle as I immediately pulled back with an "Ouch!" It WASN'T fuzzy at all. I'm learning.

Nashville has so many cool international markets -- another just opened. I'll check that out soon. Here's some pics from the one I normally go to -- I'll show some of the more "unusual" things that you don't normally see in your food store.

   

   

   


That last one was only one small section of the very long ramen aisle.

I was telling my father about the place, and told him they sell pig feet (big hooves!) and he started telling me how much he loved them when he was a kid. Who would have guessed my grandmother would have ever cooked such a thing.

All that... and no vegemite!

PS, I didn't take any of these photos -- I found them on the web.
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« Reply #5089 on: December 31, 2016, 01:30:44 AM »

I finally made it to the International Market. There wasn't even a SHELF for Australian food. I asked for Vegemite, and they'd never heard of it.

WHAT!!!!!

I forbid you to enter those premises again!!  :D
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« Reply #5090 on: December 31, 2016, 05:57:27 PM »

I was doing a search for where to find vegemite in Tennessee and someone posted on a forum that they found it in a Publix store in the British section. :o
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« Reply #5091 on: December 31, 2016, 08:32:19 PM »

I was doing a search for where to find vegemite in Tennessee and someone posted on a forum that they found it in a Publix store in the British section. :o

While that might come as quite a shock to you, it seems very likely to me. You must remember that many Americans are extraordinarily geographically challenged.  I used to buy Vegemite in Publix when I lived in Florida. It was in the international aisle, and probably grouped with the British foods because there were so very few items.

If Matt wants to find Vegemite in the grocery store, it is most likely to be found among the British products among the International foods if they have a special aisle for that. Otherwise, it can sometimes be found near the seasonings and soup bases.
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« Reply #5092 on: January 01, 2017, 09:49:52 AM »

This picture that I posted in the Endless Pointless thread actually was the British aisle of my Publix.



Tennessee Publix's must either 1) Not consider Australian food to be British or 2) Not care about Vegemite one way or the other.

Or... I'll have to look in the Seasonings/Soap Bases aisle.

I don't actually want vegemite though. I was just looking for Australian food in Tennessee.  ;)
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« Reply #5093 on: January 02, 2017, 09:07:17 PM »

Matt, I love the pic.

It's irrelevant, but I was wondering how many of those brands are owned by the same company. There was a lot of consolidation going on 20 years ago when I was a university student in the UK taking (of all things) American accounting.

I noticed Mushy Peas down next to the Heinz Beans. I wonder why anyone would need to buy mushy peas. Couldn't you just cook some for too long? Obviously there are some things I never acquired a taste for.  >:D
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« Reply #5094 on: January 03, 2017, 02:21:56 AM »


I noticed Mushy Peas down next to the Heinz Beans. I wonder why anyone would need to buy mushy peas. Couldn't you just cook some for too long? Obviously there are some things I never acquired a taste for.  >:D

Doug noticed the Mushy Peas too. I can't get over all the "Digestive Crackers". Mainly, I took the photo because I thought it was a ridiculously lame aisle, and wanted our British friends to have a laugh at it.
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« Reply #5095 on: January 06, 2017, 05:40:20 AM »

Doug noticed the Mushy Peas too. I can't get over all the "Digestive Crackers". Mainly, I took the photo because I thought it was a ridiculously lame aisle, and wanted our British friends to have a laugh at it.

Digestive "crackers"?! Biscuits is more probable. That is, unless they've repackaged them for the American market.  >:D

It may be a lame aisle, but if you're homesick just looking at the packaging will help. Actually, I'm not sure that would help. It's a nice idea, though.

Do Aussies eat digestive biscuits, or have they come up with an improvement?
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« Reply #5096 on: January 14, 2017, 05:54:31 PM »

Do Aussies eat digestive biscuits, or have they come up with an improvement?

I don't and don't know anyone who does but they are in the supermarket.

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« Reply #5097 on: January 14, 2017, 05:57:31 PM »

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11 stereotypical things foreigners think about the way Australians live

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It’s hotter than the sun

OK, we do get snow sometimes but, yes, it is disgustingly hot here. Most primary school kids try to convince their teachers there’s a rule that if it is over 40 degrees you can go home, though I’ve never heard of this being successful. It gets hot enough to brand yourself with a seatbelt and every year people try and cook eggs on the cement.

All Australians have pet kangaroos

We ride them to school. We also have dingoes as guard dogs and wombats as house pets. Not koalas though; those things may look cute but they won’t hesitate to rip you to shreds. 

We’re surrounded by dangerous animals

I was going to say this isn’t true but there were two venomous spiders in my house this week. It’s not only enormous spiders that seem like they’re trying to kill us, there are sharks, stingrays, crocodiles, snakes, wasps and even killer birds, always waiting for unsuspecting victims.

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« Reply #5098 on: January 15, 2017, 10:36:28 AM »

I miss drawing the Aussie Thread toons :(

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvuHol_y0d0
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« Reply #5099 on: January 15, 2017, 11:34:45 AM »

I miss drawing the Aussie Thread toons :(

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvuHol_y0d0
I'd forgotten those!  :o  Fun to see them again! 8)
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