Desiderius Price

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  1. Still hoping to get back and read! There’s a new Thundercloud chapter fer wossnames sakes! If I end up reading the christmas stories same time as halloween so be it, but I’ve either been busy, away walking, or had no internet. Bit of a shitter. Away again after today for a while.

    1. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      Aw.  Well, cursed internet!  More time to write?

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  2. Still hoping to get back and read! There’s a new Thundercloud chapter fer wossnames sakes! If I end up reading the christmas stories same time as halloween so be it, but I’ve either been busy, away walking, or had no internet. Bit of a shitter. Away again after today for a while.

  3. 88 Kudos on AO3, does this mean I’m going back in time?

    1. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      Crisis averted, somebody helpfully hit the button, 89 kudos.

  4. November’s over and I’ve missed my goal for the month :(  Still, 40k’s not too bad I suppose.

  5. I have never been so insulted as when a cousin brought vegan turkey to thanksgiving. I woke up at 4 to get started and this person brings vegan turkey… And no no one is vegan in the family.

    Words were said.

     

     

    1. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      “Looks about right” is really a unit of measure, really, I swear :)

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  6. I have never been so insulted as when a cousin brought vegan turkey to thanksgiving. I woke up at 4 to get started and this person brings vegan turkey… And no no one is vegan in the family.

    Words were said.

     

     

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      Desiderius Price

      To measure or not to measure, that’s the debate :)   Some dishes, this ain’t required, like number of bacon strips to cut up for the scrambled eggs.  Some flavoring ingredients, like cinnamon or vanilla or even garlic, can be easily increased in measure, so for french toast, I’ll eyeball it.  That soda mix I made, that required the syringes.  And the rocket propellant, that required the digital scale down to the milligram precision.

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  7. I have never been so insulted as when a cousin brought vegan turkey to thanksgiving. I woke up at 4 to get started and this person brings vegan turkey… And no no one is vegan in the family.

    Words were said.

     

     

    1. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      You’re talking to somebody who spray painted a kitchen aid mixer and labeled it “NOT FOR FOOD” – it’s sitting in the garage between uses.

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  8. I have never been so insulted as when a cousin brought vegan turkey to thanksgiving. I woke up at 4 to get started and this person brings vegan turkey… And no no one is vegan in the family.

    Words were said.

     

     

    1. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      Funny enough, when I was super crazy on the soda habit, tried making it myself, pretty pleasant.  Was measuring out “essential oils” for flavor by the quarter millimeter, so I turned to syringes to measure this stuff out.  (Way better than trying a “measuring spoon”.)

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  9. I have never been so insulted as when a cousin brought vegan turkey to thanksgiving. I woke up at 4 to get started and this person brings vegan turkey… And no no one is vegan in the family.

    Words were said.

     

     

    1. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      Well, suppose you could turn lemons into lemonade… but if you tried to “taste test” it with the local pets, you might get locked up on animal cruelty.  So, try burning it beneath a beaker of water, see how many calories it contains by measuring the temperature rise?

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  10. Thanksgiving turkey recap:  It was tasty/delicious, didn’t bother with gravy based on the QA taste test :)

    Being single & celebrating by myself, I opted for a turkey breast (which is less than a full bird).  Started this on Monday, when I let the thing soak in a bath of orange juice mixed with sugar, salt, & spices.  Yesterday, fired up the propane meat smoker, used cherry wood chips, let it sit for four hours inside.  (Also had some chicken thighs along for extra meat to enjoy later.)  Only mistake, didn’t fully dump all the OJ bath out, so it was still in the cavity at hour three, dumped that then … so at that exact spot, it was a tad under cooked despite the rest being well-done (I’ll get it with the microwave on leftovers).

    All in all, quite pleased with how it turned out.  Quite moist, tender, and bursting in flavor with every bite, hence the decision to skip the hassle over gravy.  Carcass is now in the freezer, I’ll take it out once I’m inthe mood for turkey soup.

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      Desiderius Price

      A whole bird would be nice, gotta admit, but then I’m one mouth, and that’d be a month of leftover turkey...gets old after awhile.  So, considering all angles, made the right choice IMO.  (Of course, having family living closer to go and join, that’d be even better, TBH.)

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  11. Thanksgiving turkey recap:  It was tasty/delicious, didn’t bother with gravy based on the QA taste test :)

    Being single & celebrating by myself, I opted for a turkey breast (which is less than a full bird).  Started this on Monday, when I let the thing soak in a bath of orange juice mixed with sugar, salt, & spices.  Yesterday, fired up the propane meat smoker, used cherry wood chips, let it sit for four hours inside.  (Also had some chicken thighs along for extra meat to enjoy later.)  Only mistake, didn’t fully dump all the OJ bath out, so it was still in the cavity at hour three, dumped that then … so at that exact spot, it was a tad under cooked despite the rest being well-done (I’ll get it with the microwave on leftovers).

    All in all, quite pleased with how it turned out.  Quite moist, tender, and bursting in flavor with every bite, hence the decision to skip the hassle over gravy.  Carcass is now in the freezer, I’ll take it out once I’m inthe mood for turkey soup.

    1. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      Turkey breast would’ve fed a small family’s feast w/o an issue, and way less effort than a full bird :fthrower:

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  12. I have never been so insulted as when a cousin brought vegan turkey to thanksgiving. I woke up at 4 to get started and this person brings vegan turkey… And no no one is vegan in the family.

    Words were said.

     

     

    1. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      Maybe the cousin’s a secret vegan (or wannabe vegan or even curious enough to try/share).  A heads up should’ve been given to you IMO before *SURPRISE*.

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  13. The definition of irony is wanting to scream at your cats, “Just live in fucking harmony goddamn it!”

  14. Did to much with my hands/wrists today, hard brace for the rest of the day -_-

  15. Death penalty for spammers, anybody got an issue with this?

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      Desiderius Price

      Cross my fingers, not an issue in my reviews, yet.  But yeah, tar & feathering’s too good for them.

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  16. Death penalty for spammers, anybody got an issue with this?

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      Desiderius Price

      More of I’m annoyed by entitled people thinking they can steal our forums.

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  17. A big Happy Birthday shout-out to the one and only @DemonGoddess, my fellow cranky old broad. Here’s hoping for a good year! :hug:  :wub:  :bday:  :party:  :wish:

  18. What I say: "He was a stallion in the truest sense."

    What my phone hears: "He was a scallion in the truest sense."

    So keep an eye out for my upcoming story about a sexy green onion.

    1. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      Oooh… when cut, you’ll cry.

  19. It really does look like they stomped all over my poor hands...

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  20. Well, having failed all conservative treatment options, I’ll be setting up for chemotherapy for this oddball immune system of mine.  Wish me luck!

  21. So, the post-Halloween trick-or-treater tally:

    • At least one kid dressed as an internet meme -- check
    • Multiple Elsas and Harley Quinns -- check
    • A whole family in themed costumes -- check
    • A hot mom in a borderline-inappropriate outfit -- checkity-doo
       
    1. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      @InvidiaRed It’s not like it was unexpected.  Eleven Halloweens at this house, and ZERO trick-or-treaters in that time.

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  22. Welp, I can say for a fact now that intubation sucks really mfing bad. Other than that my surgery went well and some tall dude nurse got to help me put my panties back on...wasn’t in my prime tho.

    1. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      Good to hear you’re doing better!  :hug:

      Now, that dude nurse… could be the start to a good story on this website :)

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  23. So, the post-Halloween trick-or-treater tally:

    • At least one kid dressed as an internet meme -- check
    • Multiple Elsas and Harley Quinns -- check
    • A whole family in themed costumes -- check
    • A hot mom in a borderline-inappropriate outfit -- checkity-doo
       
    1. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      Nobody trick-or-treated to my house (I’m too far off the beaten path)

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  24. Only 74k left to go to meet my November goal!

    1. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      A burst in my morning writing before real work means a tad under 73k remaining.

  25. I absolutely cannot wait until I get this surgery done on my hands and am incapable of doing anything for myself! Said no one ever.