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Old 08-04-2010, 08:37 AM   #151
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I can also recommend pizza and hot dog places, and my favorite italian beef in Chicago
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I'm all for pizza recommendations if it is
*runs for cover in a deep down bunker*
NOT deep dish. I'm a super thin crust NY style gal

Did I dare say it....

ok...
moving along...

Re the camera....I think this is a wonderful post you have posted. It is just so true and concise.
For me I have a (former) workmate who is really into photography. He has spent thousands on all sorts of lenses and tripod and shoe for the tripod etc.
He goes out regularly to take photos. Now...he doesn't actually go on holidays much really...but the point is that he really really enjoys photography.

And the shots he produces...are impressive. Combined with Photoshop what he can do is great.
So...
I have been tempted to look into a DSLR.
But...
the cost and size have kept me away. I don't want to lug it around. As it is I carry too much.
So the last digital I got was a 10MP 5xoptical zoom which has been great. Not all the shots are great and it doesn't do well in dimly lit rooms.
BUT...some of the stuff it has done when I take the time to set up the shot is great. Even quick random shots - some are really impressive in terms of catching the spirit. It has done pretty decent firework shots!

I'm disappointed in some of the photos of ME with characters as noone in the family seems to do well with it (and this is a SIMPLE camera) but a DSLR will not help with this.
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I'm all for pizza recommendations if it is
*runs for cover in a deep down bunker*
NOT deep dish. I'm a super thin crust NY style gal

Did I dare say it....

ok...
moving along...
Oh, but you've never had Lou Malnati's deep dish There's a big difference between most deep dish and theirs. I never liked it before I had theirs, but, to me, the difference is that with Lou's, you can order buttercrust. They brush the crust with melted butter before they bake it and then it comes out so much tastier somehow.

Other recommendations are Portillo's for beef and hot dogs, Superdawg for hot dogs and shakes, and Susie's for just about everything except pizza

http://www.portillos.com/

http://www.superdawg.com/

http://www.loumalnatis.com/
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I'm going to bed
Tomorrow there will be banana bread and muffins at 10 paces
Okay, I didn't quite make the 24 hour mark but.....
















































Banana bread and blueberry (muffin) combined!




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You know, if I liked banana bread, I'd so totally ask for that recipe?
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You know, if I liked banana bread, I'd so totally ask for that recipe?


It's called "Wild Holly Cakeshop". I was on the photography scavenger hunt and drove down the street where this cake shop is. I almost caused an accident in my haste to pull over into a parking space....because I saw the baker bringing out a Wedding Cake*, which is worth 2 points.

I went in and sweet-talked my way into him letting me take a picture of the Wedding Cake to post up on the forum. He was really nice about it, cute looking...and before you ask, he was an "in-betweener". Too young for me, too old for you . But still nice eye-candy.

Before I left, I took a look at their cake counter and saw the little beauty I posted. Naturally, I thought of Queenie and had to buy it to bring it back for our pistols at dawn .

I thought of you and LuvChefMic as well.....because these also came home with me....Lamingtons!



And you two owe me big time! It was such a hardship for me to get this shot...the things I do for you two. You know it'll be your fault when I gain weight at the next weigh-in!!

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It's called "Wild Holly Cakeshop". I was on the photography scavenger hunt and drove down the street where this cake shop is. I almost caused an accident in my haste to pull over into a parking space....because I saw the baker bringing out a Wedding Cake*, which is worth 2 points.

I went in and sweet-talked my way into him letting me take a picture of the Wedding Cake to post up on the forum. He was really nice about it, cute looking...and before you ask, he was an "in-betweener". Too young for me, too old for you . But still nice eye-candy.

Before I left, I took a look at their cake counter and saw the little beauty I posted. Naturally, I thought of Queenie and had to buy it to bring it back for our pistols at dawn .

I thought of you and LuvChefMic as well.....because these also came home with me....Lamingtons!



And you two owe me big time! It was such a hardship for me to get this shot...the things I do for you two. You know it'll be your fault when I gain weight at the next weigh-in!!

Did you post the picture of the wedding cake yet? I like looking at wedding cakes

You know, I think I may skip that at F&W With the coconut, I'd just scrape it off and then it'd just be sponge cake, so there'd be no point in getting it, you know? But I appreciate the picture!

Oh, and? I've SOMEHOW lost ten pounds I have no idea how.
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Old 08-05-2010, 06:13 AM   #157
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Oh, but you've never had Lou Malnati's deep dish There's a big difference between most deep dish and theirs. I never liked it before I had theirs, but, to me, the difference is that with Lou's, you can order buttercrust. They brush the crust with melted butter before they bake it and then it comes out so much tastier somehow.

Other recommendations are Portillo's for beef and hot dogs, Superdawg for hot dogs and shakes, and Susie's for just about everything except pizza

http://www.portillos.com/

http://www.superdawg.com/

http://www.loumalnatis.com/
I might go to Lou Malnati's. They actually do do thin crust.
And the deep dish does look not so deep and pie like.

Thank you!!!
Not a hot dog person.

With burgers I LOVE Fat Burger....are there places like that?




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I haven't been cooking....been playing the 'how do I run windows on a mac?' game.
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I might go to Lou Malnati's. They actually do do thin crust.
And the deep dish does look not so deep and pie like.

Thank you!!!
Not a hot dog person.

With burgers I LOVE Fat Burger....are there places like that?
You've gotta at least try a slice I think what you may be thinking of is actually stuffed pizza. Are you thinking of something with a crust on top, too? That's stuffed, which I don't actually like.

And you're welcome!

I'm actually not sure what Fat Burger is...
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Old 08-05-2010, 06:16 AM   #159
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It's called "Wild Holly Cakeshop". I was on the photography scavenger hunt and drove down the street where this cake shop is. I almost caused an accident in my haste to pull over into a parking space....because I saw the baker bringing out a Wedding Cake*, which is worth 2 points.

I went in and sweet-talked my way into him letting me take a picture of the Wedding Cake to post up on the forum. He was really nice about it, cute looking...and before you ask, he was an "in-betweener". Too young for me, too old for you . But still nice eye-candy.

Before I left, I took a look at their cake counter and saw the little beauty I posted. Naturally, I thought of Queenie and had to buy it to bring it back for our pistols at dawn .

I thought of you and LuvChefMic as well.....because these also came home with me....Lamingtons!



And you two owe me big time! It was such a hardship for me to get this shot...the things I do for you two. You know it'll be your fault when I gain weight at the next weigh-in!!



How COULD you
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You've gotta at least try a slice I think what you may be thinking of is actually stuffed pizza. Are you thinking of something with a crust on top, too? That's stuffed, which I don't actually like.

And you're welcome!

I'm actually not sure what Fat Burger is...
I think I will try it for sure
Just need to get the family on board


http://www.fatburger.com/home/Default.aspx

And I just found one in Chicago
ILLINOIS
Beverly

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2341 W. 95th St. (& Western)
Chicago, IL 60642
P: 773-239-9300
F: 773-239-9304
Operating Hours: Mon-Thu: 10am-10pm | Fri-Sat: 10am-12am | Sun: 10am-9pm

I ADORE their Turkey Burger.
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I think I will try it for sure
Just need to get the family on board


http://www.fatburger.com/home/Default.aspx

And I just found one in Chicago
ILLINOIS
Beverly

View map / Driving Directions
2341 W. 95th St. (& Western)
Chicago, IL 60642
P: 773-239-9300 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting**************773-239-9300******end_of_the_skype_highlighting
F: 773-239-9304
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I ADORE their Turkey Burger.
Oh, heck, if you can't get anyone interested in going with you, as long as I'm free, I'd meet you there and we could share a small or something

And, uh, you may not wanna go to that place... 95th and Western is NOT a good area to be in. Was that the only one listed in Chicago?
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Did you post the picture of the wedding cake yet? I like looking at wedding cakes

You know, I think I may skip that at F&W With the coconut, I'd just scrape it off and then it'd just be sponge cake, so there'd be no point in getting it, you know? But I appreciate the picture!

Oh, and? I've SOMEHOW lost ten pounds I have no idea how.
Congratulations!!! Excellent news on the weight loss! Keep it up! We've got 11 weeks and you CAN lose more! I know you can!

Wedding cake will go up this weekend and I'll let you know when I post it. I'm working on a category stretch before I post...and hoping to get that shot tomorrow.

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I might go to Lou Malnati's. They actually do do thin crust.
And the deep dish does look not so deep and pie like.

Thank you!!!
Not a hot dog person.

With burgers I LOVE Fat Burger....are there places like that?




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Recipe please
I haven't been cooking....been playing the 'how do I run windows on a mac?' game.
I have a tried and tested banana cake recipe that is yum. You could always add blueberries inside it. I'll dig up the recipe this weekend.

I gave up trying to run windows on a mac! It comes down to which OS is on the Mac and even then, I struggled with remember that the apple key was the control key. So, we have a wonderful mac that I used on the odd occassion for photos.......and to help DS with his homework. Then I went out and purchased a PC laptop for myself; which now that I've learnt how to work photobucket, my photos are loaded here and I spend most of my time on the laptop.

We're going to get another mac soon....DH has decided that we need another one...it's just a matter of when.
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Congratulations!!! Excellent news on the weight loss! Keep it up! We've got 11 weeks and you CAN lose more! I know you can!

Wedding cake will go up this weekend and I'll let you know when I post it. I'm working on a category stretch before I post...and hoping to get that shot tomorrow.
I think it may be just because I haven't been drinking pop lately. I've been drinking more water than anything else (not a fan of plain milk, and I hate coffee and tea). I think I've had less than ten sodas in the last several weeks, and I used to drink a lot of it.

Awesome, just let me know I love pictures of cake
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Oh, heck, if you can't get anyone interested in going with you, as long as I'm free, I'd meet you there and we could share a small or something

And, uh, you may not wanna go to that place... 95th and Western is NOT a good area to be in. Was that the only one listed in Chicago?
yes it is...I literally just looked it up so hadn't done any research.
Thank you for letting me know. They are in plenty of other places with them so I don't NEED to go there. Just is a nice place usually.

Was mainly looking for a nice place for burgers that doesn't have chilli and stuff.
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I have a tried and tested banana cake recipe that is yum. You could always add blueberries inside it. I'll dig up the recipe this weekend.
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I gave up trying to run windows on a mac! It comes down to which OS is on the Mac and even then, I struggled with remember that the apple key was the control key. So, we have a wonderful mac that I used on the odd occassion for photos.......and to help DS with his homework. Then I went out and purchased a PC laptop for myself; which now that I've learnt how to work photobucket, my photos are loaded here and I spend most of my time on the laptop.

We're going to get another mac soon....DH has decided that we need another one...it's just a matter of when.
Oh I ADORE my mac and have a new one on the way.
I loathe PCs....but....new job is on PCs and the software is only on PC.
So when my new mac arrives I want to have all the stuff organised to load.

I have it pretty sorted (in theory) but I'm peeved that Windows 7 is $299

I will do everything other than this program with OSX snowleopard and then BootCamp to the other as required.
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