The EPIC WIN Thread 3: SON OF EPIC

North_Ranger

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Alright, people. Let's hear your epic tales, legends, ballads and other deeds, mishaps and zany adventures worthy of a song.
 
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I'm probably going to eat a really good sandwich today for dinner. I'm looking forward to it! I might even go a little nutzo and add extra turkey.

Also, my roommate got a promotion at work so he doesn't have to be on the checkout lanes anymore and gets to wear his fancy pants to work n' everything!
 
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Make sure to call him that every time he comes home from work.

"Well, welcome home, Mr. Fancypants!"
 
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Passed 3000 miles on the bike today. That puts me 2 weeks ahead of schedule for the year goal.
 
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Passed 3000 miles on the bike today. That puts me 2 weeks ahead of schedule for the year goal.
Very cool. I'm still trying to get up the gumption to work out on the wii fit. That isn't nearly as strenuous!
 

Dave

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My weekend:

Friday night:

DJ gig - $125 pay + $50 tip = $175.

Saturday night:

DJ gig - $125 pay + $50 overtime + $105 (?) tip = $280

Total - $455 for 11 hours of work.

Also Saturday, we got $1150 back from state taxes. So Sunday my wife surprises me by taking me to Best Buy and telling me I can get an iPod Touch for Father's Day. I've wanted one for a long time and I wanted to get a 32 gb version but the wife didn't want to spend the additional $100 and wanted me to get the 8 gb one. SO I talked her into the 32 gb one and paid for it with all the peripherals I got. It was WAY more expensive than we thought it would be. Got home and found out that they got me and charged me for the 64 gb version!!

The wife? She knew it wasn't my fault and told me just to keep it. SCORE!!!
 
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Thanks for the encouragement.

This is one reason I always tell people who are doing any distance on a bike at all to make sure they have an odometer. It's great to have that number instead of saying "I ride a lot".
 
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I fucking love the people my PhD program. I start next week, and got an e-mail today saying, "Hey, we're subsidizing a trip to Cedar Point. It'll be $30 for the ticket, and $9 for the round-trip bus fare."

Long story made short,
 
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My weekend:

Friday night:

DJ gig - $125 pay + $50 tip = $175.

Saturday night:

DJ gig - $125 pay + $50 overtime + $105 (?) tip = $280

Total - $455 for 11 hours of work.

Also Saturday, we got $1150 back from state taxes. So Sunday my wife surprises me by taking me to Best Buy and telling me I can get an iPod Touch for Father's Day. I've wanted one for a long time and I wanted to get a 32 gb version but the wife didn't want to spend the additional $100 and wanted me to get the 8 gb one. SO I talked her into the 32 gb one and paid for it with all the peripherals I got. It was WAY more expensive than we thought it would be. Got home and found out that they got me and charged me for the 64 gb version!!

The wife? She knew it wasn't my fault and told me just to keep it. SCORE!!!


So level with us.

How much did you tip the store employees in order for them to make their :quote:mistake:quote: ?
 

Dave

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If I had done that the wife would have made me take it back. So there.
 

Espy

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I had pancakes TWICE this weekend.

First round: Apple and Granola
Second round: Pumpkin.
 
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I got Android 2.2 with full flash support running on my Moto Droid, along with the super sexy Nexus-One theme.

I'm sitting at work right now, watching full episodes of Glee streaming from fox.com on the phone's browser. My life is truly complete.
 
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I went to halforums.com today and was met with a very sexy looking website. I don't know why, but the redesign has really got me excited.
 

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I like it too, Rob. :D

Jake built my computer this weekend. He did a fantastic job! My dad can get me a monitor and the OS at a discount this week. It's alllll comin' together. :D I made him some chili and lemon cake as a thank you. I'm probably gonna cook for him again this week. ^_^
 

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My wife is open to getting iphones now that they have a data plan at a better price... it's not quite an epic win yet but it could turn into one!

Also, 7 years ago I got married to the most amazing gal in the world. Pretty f'ing epic.
 
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Agreed. Congrats Espy! Seventh anniversary is supposed to be wool and copper, not iphones! I suppose it will do though.
 

Cajungal

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chili and lemon cake
Could I get a recipe for that?[/QUOTE]

As for the lemon cake... I was feeling lazy so I just made my grandma's. All you do is dissolve lemon jello in the water that you add to a boxed cake mix--then just prepare the cake normally. It's very good and very very easy.

As for the chili... you know me... no precise measurements. But first I blend my chili seasoning: Chili powder, paprika, cumin, salt, all 3 peppers, oregano, parsley, and a little curry powder. Play around with the ratios til you find one you prefer. I add a LOT of cayenne because I love it.

Then you need 2 lb. of meat. I use one of lean beef/turkey and one of pork. Then you need one yellow onion minced, 5 cloves of garlic (or less if you don't like that much garlic), and about 3.5 cups of peppers. Here are the peppers I use: Red/green bell, poblano, dried chiles, serranos, jalepenos, anaheims, and banana. Again, find a ratio you like. I like more red bell, poblano, and serranos.

Then you poach the dried peppers for a few minutes and puree them with a can of tomato paste. Unless you wanna chop and simmer your own fresh tomatoes (which makes it better, but takes a bit longer) you'll need a few cans of tomato puree and diced tomatoes.

OK on to the cooking:

First, you brown and season the meat in a big heavy bottom pot. Remove from the pot when browned and add a little olive oil to the leftover fat. Throw in the onion and peppers and add a little seasoning to that as well. When the vegetables are tender, add the minced garlic and let all that cook for a couple more minutes. Put the meat back in and stir in the tomatoes and paste and a bay leaf. Let that simmer for about 3 hours at least. Stir it every once in a while, and add any more seasoning you might need.
 

Cajungal

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Jake wanted to play a trick on his parents and serve the cake to his parents like cornbread with the chili. :laugh: But he didn't because he doesn't like to waste lemon cake.
 
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WOO! My Financial Aid office came through! I had a $500 bursary coming to me in July, but I'm leaving for Beijing July 1st. They got it to me today instead! Now I can actually pay for some parts of the trip! YEAH!

SO AWESOME!
 
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I'm feeling pretty good about myself after a while of not feeling this good. I wrote a few jokes and am think I just might try them out on stage. I also don't feel so bad about my immediate future. I really just need to figure out if I'll live here in Dallas or if I can pull a win out of my ass and keep living in San Marcos. I won't really feel too bad either way really.
 
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