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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    You know what sounds good? Homemade chicken pot pie for dinner! An entire meal in one dish. Washed down with that last bottle of Bell's Christmas Ale I discovered in the back of the fridge last night. Mmmm mmm!
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    Homemade chicken pot pie does sound good.
    Must be the season. I was just talking to the Mrs. ofos about chicken pot pie. Unfortunately she's not a fan. Of the purchased variety, there used to be one that I liked the most because it was in a pie shell with crust top, not just a top covering. Anybody know who might make one like that?
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    Quote Originally posted by ofos View post

    Must be the season. I was just talking to the Mrs. ofos about chicken pot pie. Unfortunately she's not a fan. Of the purchased variety, there used to be one that I liked the most because it was in a pie shell with crust top, not just a top covering. Anybody know who might make one like that?
    You're probably referring to Marie Callender's pot pies. I'll take homemade any day, but if I'm going to buy one at the store it'd be one of those (and not Swanson or Banquet)
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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post

    You're probably referring to Marie Callender's pot pies. I'll take homemade any day, but if I'm going to buy one at the store it'd be one of those (and not Swanson or Banquet)
    My wife makes a really good meat pie with a pot roast. That sounds good for tonight. Maybe I'll make that. I think she's going out with her sisters. I could eat a lot of meat pie if she's not around to tell me I've had enough.
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    All this talk of chicken pot pies and I go back to the top of the page and there is an banner ad for KFC's chicken pot pie for $3.99
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    Went out at Eurkea Burger for dinner, which was lovely. And, uh, I happen to look over at a certain point during the meal and see a waitress taking an order, and I found myself wondering what color her underpants might be. Her panties. Uh, odds are they are probably basic white, cotton, underpants. But I sort of think, well, maybe they're silk panties, maybe it's a thong. Maybe it's something really cool that I don't even know about. You know, and uh, and I started feeling...
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    Quote Originally posted by Planit View post
    All this talk of chicken pot pies and I go back to the top of the page and there is an banner ad for KFC's chicken pot pie for $3.99
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    Quote Originally posted by Raf View post
    Went out at Eurkea Burger for dinner, which was lovely. And, uh, I happen to look over at a certain point during the meal and see a waitress taking an order, and I found myself wondering what color her underpants might be. Her panties. Uh, odds are they are probably basic white, cotton, underpants. But I sort of think, well, maybe they're silk panties, maybe it's a thong. Maybe it's something really cool that I don't even know about. You know, and uh, and I started feeling...
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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post

    You're probably referring to Marie Callender's pot pies. I'll take homemade any day, but if I'm going to buy one at the store it'd be one of those (and not Swanson or Banquet)
    Do you go full-on homemade - dough, sauce, vegies and chicken? I make my own, but I use the store-bought pie shells, cream of chicken soup and canned vegetables.
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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    You know what sounds good? Homemade chicken pot pie for dinner! An entire meal in one dish. Washed down with that last bottle of Bell's Christmas Ale I discovered in the back of the fridge last night. Mmmm mmm!
    I'm having a Healthy Choice crustless chicken pot pie for lunch.
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    Quote Originally posted by Whose Yur Planner View post
    I'm having a Healthy Choice crustless chicken pot pie for lunch.
    Crustless? Isn't that just a casserole?
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    Quote Originally posted by ofos View post
    Crustless? Isn't that just a casserole?
    Chicken stew?
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    Recently I've gotten back into Words With Friends a little and have played a couple games with an old Marine buddy. He's won the past couple games, which in and of itself is no big deal but I find it a trifle annoying because to be honest I know my vocabulary is more extensive than his. But he has managed to win I'm sure by (maybe there's a name for this practice) plugging in random sequences of letters until he finds a match the game will accept. If we were playing scrabble that would never fly, but WWF has this delightful feature that serves as the great equalizer, effectively diminishing my advantage in word knowlege and rewarding either his luck at drawing tiles or his persistence at crunching out random letter combos.

    Hard to relate to? Imagine how you'd feel if you lost playing WWF with, say, Mskis, and you'll know how I feel.
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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Recently I've gotten back into Words With Friends a little and have played a couple games with an old Marine buddy. He's won the past couple games, which in and of itself is no big deal but I find it a trifle annoying because to be honest I know my vocabulary is more extensive than his. But he has managed to win I'm sure by (maybe there's a name for this practice) plugging in random sequences of letters until he finds a match the game will accept. If we were playing scrabble that would never fly, but WWF has this delightful feature that serves as the great equalizer, effectively diminishing my advantage in word knowlege and rewarding either his luck at drawing tiles or his persistence at crunching out random letter combos.

    Hard to relate to? Imagine how you'd feel if you lost playing WWF with, say, Mskis, and you'll know how I feel.
    I feel the same way, and I often lose to people that have much smaller vocabularies than I do.
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    Quote Originally posted by btrage View post
    I feel the same way, and I often lose to people that have much smaller vocabularies than I do.
    My brother is very good at Scrabble and WWF, and doesn't appear to have that large a vocab...but he is excellent at seeing patterns, which is a big part of Scrabble.
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

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    Quote Originally posted by ofos View post
    Crustless? Isn't that just a casserole?
    Ya know-go the store and find out for yourself.
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    Quote Originally posted by mendelman View post
    My brother is very good at Scrabble and WWF, and doesn't appear to have that large a vocab...but he is excellent at seeing patterns, which is a big part of Scrabble.
    I think that is definitely part of it. Just because you have an extensive vocab doesn't mean you have the best strategy or know how to turn an X & a Q into a TW, DL, TL jackpot.
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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    I think that is definitely part of it. Just because you have an extensive vocab doesn't mean you have the best strategy or know how to turn an X & a Q into a TW, DL, TL jackpot.
    Some of the words that are used in WWF are just ridiculous though. I've tried to look up words that people have used and I couldn't find a definition anywhere. Some people that I play will literally take an entire day to play a word. I know for a fact that they are just trying any and all combinations of words and letters until they find one that WWF let's them play. This wouldn't happen in a real game of Scrabble.
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    Quote Originally posted by mendelman View post
    My brother is very good at Scrabble and WWF, and doesn't appear to have that large a vocab...but he is excellent at seeing patterns, which is a big part of Scrabble.
    He can wrestle AND spell? That is big.
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    Quote Originally posted by btrage View post
    Some of the words that are used in WWF are just ridiculous though. I've tried to look up words that people have used and I couldn't find a definition anywhere. Some people that I play will literally take an entire day to play a word. I know for a fact that they are just trying any and all combinations of words and letters until they find one that WWF let's them play. This wouldn't happen in a real game of Scrabble.
    What btrage said. I gots me some L33T skillz where vocabulary, strategy and pattern recognition are concerned. And I have no qualms whatsoever about losing to someone who can block me by playing "quixotic" on triple word tiles, but it bugs me to lose when someone's "strategy" evidently consists of taking a lot of time to plug unlikely combos of letters in until one registers with the game. (e.g. cramming adjacent tiles to form the words "Qis""sym" and "uhs"....wow, that's 88 points!....)
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    What btrage said. I gots me some L33T skillz where vocabulary, strategy and pattern recognition are concerned. And I have no qualms whatsoever about losing to someone who can block me by playing "quixotic" on triple word tiles, but it bugs me to lose when someone's "strategy" evidently consists of taking a lot of time to plug unlikely combos of letters in until one registers with the game. (e.g. cramming adjacent tiles to form the words "Qis""sym" and "uhs"....wow, that's 88 points!....)
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    Quote Originally posted by Hink View post
    He can wrestle...
    I think the World Wildlife Fund has something to say about your reference.....
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

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    Quote Originally posted by ofos View post
    Must be the season. I was just talking to the Mrs. ofos about chicken pot pie. Unfortunately she's not a fan. Of the purchased variety, there used to be one that I liked the most because it was in a pie shell with crust top, not just a top covering. Anybody know who might make one like that?
    I make one like that
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    Quote Originally posted by kjel View post
    I make one like that
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    It is confirmed that today is S/S weather around my parts... makes me a happy ladd for people viewing at lunch
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