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Tax day

Postby Lazy_eye » Wed Apr 15, 2009 7:56 pm

Strangely silent around here today... scrambling to get those returns in? :jumping:

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Re: Tax day

Postby cooran » Wed Apr 15, 2009 8:18 pm

Well, this side of the Pacific, we're still trying to get over all the chocolate we ate at Easter and the four day long weekend off from work (Good Friday and Easter Monday). Being a buddhist doesn't mean I don't join in the Custom of the Country, and eat, drink and laze about. :tongue:
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Re: Tax day

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Apr 15, 2009 10:50 pm

Mmm... hot cross buns.

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Re: Tax day

Postby Fede » Wed Apr 15, 2009 11:00 pm

...One a penny, two a penny, hot cross buns!

I made some - they were really good!
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Re: Tax day

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Apr 15, 2009 11:03 pm

I saw a recipe once with cranberries in it - that looked nice.

I had a mocha hot-cross bun which was surprisingly good.

And a chocolate one.

And a whole lot of the regular ones from a nearby bakery.

Krispy Kreme also did a hot-cross bun style donut, with cinnamon flavoured cream inside.

Needless to say, that was good too.

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Re: Tax day

Postby Ben » Wed Apr 15, 2009 11:18 pm

I've been rediscovering some of the cakes my grandmother used to make. English tea-cake (a current fav), sultana butter cake.
My boys have been getting into the baking as well and they've made over-size choc chip cookies.
Its a bit cool and drizzling today so I think I might make an iced blueberry slice from a recipe I've been hanging onto for the last ten years.
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Re: Tax day

Postby Lazy_eye » Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:32 am

I love how this thread morphed, from taxes to Easter. And sorry if my original post was a bit non-inclusive -- I figured Aussies would still be asleep, and Britons busy with supper. :smile:

Easter for me is this coming Sunday, so it will be tsoureki and koulourakia rather than hot cross buns. But they do sound delicious!

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Re: Tax day

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:38 am

Greetings,

There needs to be some kind of non-denominational hot-cross bun... just the bun without the cross.

It sounds simple, doesn't it?

Perhaps it's some kind of conspiracy, a bit like how you can't buy the jam from inside jam donuts by itself, and like how when you go to the supermarket looking for chicken salt, all you can find is "fries sprinkle" and it doesn't taste one bit like chicken salt.... or how in Australia we don't get those nice artificial cherry or cinnamon flavours you can get in the U.S.

Maybe I'm just ahead of the times... I conceived of diet alcopops, and guarana/taurine addled alcopops before they were ever actually invented.

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Re: Tax day

Postby Ben » Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:48 am

How about a wheel bun?
Diet alco-pop?
How about chocolate that makes you loose weight? That is my uninvented great invention.
I mean...we've got the technology, right?
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Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
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Re: Tax day

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:57 am

Ben wrote:How about chocolate that makes you loose weight?


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Through corruption of the Dhamma comes corruption of the discipline, and from corruption of the discipline comes corruption of the Dhamma. This is the first future danger as yet unarisen that will arise in the future. You should recognize it and make an effort to prevent it. (AN 5.79)

"If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good." - Thomas J. Watson

Never again...

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Re: Tax day

Postby Ngawang Drolma. » Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:31 am

retrofuturist wrote:
Ben wrote:How about chocolate that makes you loose weight?


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teehee :D


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