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« on: Dec 30, 2017, 04:22PM »

Greetings, long-term Bunker residents and new TTF members!

Welcome to the Forum's virtual bar/cafe/restaurant/pub/rec room. You can drop in and discuss anything, topic miscellaneous. If you're happy or infuriated, or have a subject you'd like to air but don't want to start a new topic, or just feel like saying something, post it here! It's a bit like Facebook, but without the ads and games....

This place is called "The Bunker" because here we can hide from the world and escape from reality, just for a little while. Please don't be shy, the Bunker is open to all, no dress code necessary. No dress necessary at all....

This year we are going to Greece.  This is a Taverna in Mykonos:



Sit down in the open air room and have a glass of intoxicating Ouzo or tangy Retsina.  Listen to the musicians playing Bouzouki music.  Remember, we're virtual and there's no such thing as underage.  Sit down, take a load off, and enjoy.  Oh, yes: Dancing in the aisles is encouraged.
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« Reply #1 on: Dec 31, 2017, 11:58PM »

*** Moves aside velvet ropes ***

And ... We're OPEN!  Welcome to Bunker 2018!
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« Reply #2 on: Jan 01, 2018, 12:13AM »

Hello 2018.

May you bring something worth remembering.
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« Reply #3 on: Jan 01, 2018, 12:43AM »


Good! Good! Good! Good!Happy Bunker! Happy New Year! Good! Good! Good! Good!
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« Reply #4 on: Jan 01, 2018, 07:44AM »

Happy New Year to all my fellow Boneheads! I hope for each of you 2018 is your best year yet. Sorry to miss the closing party for last year's bunker. I had a gig! (just kidding. I was partying with some not so virtual friends) Pizza flavored beer? Not so sure I even want to know that exists. WIll this year's drink special be tzatziki flavored Raki? Will the football games be on here in Greece?
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« Reply #5 on: Jan 01, 2018, 07:57AM »

...Will the football games be on here in Greece?


Yes.  The World Cup.  Remember, Football in Greece has nothing to do with Bowl Games.

But you are free to follow American Football on your cell phone.

Happy New Year to all.
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« Reply #6 on: Jan 03, 2018, 11:22AM »

AHHHHHH, that new Bunker smell!!! Happy New Year to all.
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« Reply #7 on: Jan 03, 2018, 11:37AM »

I remember drinking Raki in Greece.

Barely.
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« Reply #8 on: Jan 05, 2018, 01:34PM »

Happy New Year :)

To kick it off, I have found that I may need braces! BOOOOO!! Going in for a consultation in a few weeks. Two front teeth are overlapping and causing problems. I’ve read all the posts here about Invisalign and hope I’m a good candidate for them. And that they don’t totally break the bank.
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« Reply #9 on: Jan 05, 2018, 02:04PM »

After all these years of playing 12 hours a day you find you need braces NOW?  Are you sure you need them?  Certainly not for playing!

If you want an informal second opinion you can post in Healthy Trombonist or send a PM to member ronkny.  ronkny is a Navy Dentist in Seattle and is generous with his knowledge.
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« Reply #10 on: Jan 08, 2018, 07:05PM »

I think its only a matter of time before my 14-year old cat is gone.  He's acts as if he's in lots of pain.  Taking him to the vet tomorrow. :cry:
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« Reply #11 on: Jan 08, 2018, 07:50PM »

Good luck, Billy.  We had 2 cats and they lasted to 13 and 15.  Both seemed to go pretty quickly.  Since I'm not a cat person (prefer dogs), we have no intention to replace them.
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« Reply #12 on: Jan 08, 2018, 08:18PM »

My last cat made it to 17 and then disappeared but I don't think she was well.

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« Reply #13 on: Jan 08, 2018, 08:43PM »

My commiserations Billy, I am going through something similar. My beautiful dog Maggie is nearly 16 now. She had arthritis for quite a few year, for which we gave her medication. But about 18 months back she snapped a cruciate ligament in her back leg. The ligament was replaced with a piece of fishing line in a very expensive vet operation. That enabled her to continue with the two very long walks she used to take me on every day. However, about a month back, one of her front legs went and she now has a great deal of difficult walking at all. We are down to just visiting the dog parks for the calls of nature.

Maggie is absolutely determined not to change her habit of two outings a day and to push herself to walk as far as she can. But it is even difficult to get her in and out of the car because the special ramp is now too steep for her legs to carry her.

I think she is in pain but the vet is not sure. So, we are giving her pain medication. Also some special tablets for dementia because she has had a few funny turns. Her drug bill is over $300 per month.

16 is very old for a dog but I do not want her to be in pain. I too hope she goes quickly when her time is finally up and I do not think that is far away.

I even remember about 16 years back talking on this forum about my previous dog Elle, when she died in my arms when I was living in Sydney. Thankfully she went fairly quickly. I have never stopped thinking about her, as will be the case with Maggie. The love between man and dog is very strong! It is the same with cats, I know.

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« Reply #14 on: Jan 09, 2018, 04:29AM »

We lost two of our labs in 2017. One was 16 and had been losing control of his hind quarters for years. He finally got to the point he couldn't make it to his food bowl and we had to put him down. THe other was not even 10 yet. HE went on our normal walk on Tuesday afternoon and was running around like he always did. Weds. when we went out for our Happy Hour hang with him and the other two, we had 4 at the beginning of the year, he didn't come out with us. We called and finally he came out, but we could tell he wasn't feeling good. ONce he sat down with us he wouldn't get back up. We took him to the vet to find he had advanced spinal cancer. He was dead before 2:00 the next afternoon. It was a shock. He was just so strong we never knew he was sick. Amos was the "Dog of a Lifetime". We also lost our 17 year old black cat, Merle, last year. HE also went very quickly, thankfully. IT was a tough year for us pet wise. Good luck with yours. It isn't fun.
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« Reply #15 on: Jan 09, 2018, 05:39AM »

I started the new year off by making Scotch eggs.

I read a lot of murder mystery novels from different countries.  It's not uncommon for a British detective to eat a Scotch egg, but I never knew what they were.  So this year I looked it up and made a few. 

They were a bit of work but the results were great.  We might have a new Superbowl tradition here.

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« Reply #16 on: Jan 15, 2018, 02:42PM »

Our local Martin Luther King commemoration started at one church and marched a mile and a half to another.  My trombone did not like the weather.  The valve became unusable, and the slide was barely usable.  Whatever was coming out of the spit valve was thick and voluminous.  My chops weren't so happy either.  I had to bring plenty of things up an octave.
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« Reply #17 on: Jan 15, 2018, 02:47PM »

I started the new year off by making Scotch eggs.

I read a lot of murder mystery novels from different countries.  It's not uncommon for a British detective to eat a Scotch egg, but I never knew what they were.  So this year I looked it up and made a few. 

They were a bit of work but the results were great.  We might have a new Superbowl tradition here.



The Scotch egg is for me, the finest snack ever invented. I consume far more than I should.

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« Reply #18 on: Jan 15, 2018, 05:08PM »

I started the new year off by making Scotch eggs.

I read a lot of murder mystery novels from different countries.  It's not uncommon for a British detective to eat a Scotch egg, but I never knew what they were.  So this year I looked it up and made a few. 

They were a bit of work but the results were great.  We might have a new Superbowl tradition here.


I remember my Mum making them in my childhood and then slicing them for the meat of an evening meal, which I loved. However, there are many different recipes for Scotch eggs and I do not like the sound of some of them. For instance, Jamie Oliver has 1 tablespoon of English Mustard in his. Sounds a bit hot to me.

What was your recipe?
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« Reply #19 on: Yesterday at 11:18 AM »

Trying to keep warm!  Sleet & snow last night.  Temperatures in the 20s (For East Texas that's more than cold!!!!)
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