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Ode to the Internet Gods

The Voice Mail 
Aug. 15, 2010 8:00 pm 
Updated: Nov. 12, 2010 4:29 pm
Since we have no private messaging system here (and since I am no longer going to be hanging around the RE unless it drastically changes and even the blogs for a while except for occasional lurking), I tried to think of a way for anyone who wanted to contact me to be able to do so.  And I do not want to leave an email in my profile.

So I created this cyber "voice mail" system by utilizing a blog.  I told one person, who I figured might tell a person or two, and that eventually a few people could find their way here - and leave a message if they liked, and save it if you want to contact me in the future.  It wasn't set up to be a discussion about anything in particular, just a messaging system... perhaps not the brightest idea like I originally thought. :-)

If it ever got enough messages on it, it could end up on the most popular list by accident - not an idea I relish, so just like with any messaging system, eventually the oldest stuff will get deleted, so don't take it personally. :-)
Aug. 16, 2010 6:09 am
Hi, Erimess! You could do like Cozycook did and put a link to a thread in your photo gallery or on your profile (hers is under her sunset pic in her photo gallery)Downside is, I guess you would have to post it on the RE first though. People who want to talk with you will have to know about, and save, the link. It's a little more 'private' than on your blog, which is much more visible even after it falls off this page. Or, you could post your 'AR' email address in your profile. Hope that's helpful.
Aug. 16, 2010 6:12 am
The other thing is, I think this blog post could still end up on the most popular list once it gets that certain number of comments, because I believe it's automatic, not at AR's discretion. Only removing them is, haha.
Aug. 16, 2010 6:47 am
PS, thanks for leaving a review and picture on my smoothie recipe! Yes, use really ripe berries, and the sweetener is not necessary at all, it's only optional.
Aug. 16, 2010 2:50 pm
Hi CC! It's already occured to me that enough posts would get it on the most popular list. I never expected to get a lot of "messages" and hadn't thought of that. But I can always go back and delete the earlier ones as they get older, just like I would a real voice mail. :-) I honestly didn't expect the exposure - it's about to fall off the first page, surely it'll eventually get lost "to the public." I told ONE person about it and figured word might slowly get around to anyone interested. I guess you can tell this is the one thing that's not among my otherwise vast internet experiences. :-) At any rate, you're welcome on the smoothie - it'll definitely get added to the rotation.
Aug. 16, 2010 4:51 pm
Erimess, feel free to hit delete ...just popping in to say hi and, I suppose "bye", too. I don't know what all transpired; my AR experience is so sporadic. Not sure what "voice mail" means. At any rate, happy trails. i.e. best wishes for fab dishes from here forward.
Aug. 17, 2010 9:02 am
Hi Erimess! I was wondering about you after you last blog, which I thought was spot on. I don't know if you have been lurking at RE, I have missed a few days due to no internet, but I have noticed a serious lack of "look what she said" kind of comments. I think your blog got through to some people! thanks for that! ps....feel free to delete immediately;) i wouldn't want to offend anyone:) ;)
Aug. 17, 2010 2:32 pm
Hi gourmetshand. I lurked for a short time and it was *really* difficult psyching myself up not to post, or be bothered by anything. So I quit. And go ahead, offend someone, as long as it's the right people.
Aug. 17, 2010 2:55 pm
Just wanted to say hi!!
Aug. 17, 2010 6:23 pm
Hi Sassy!
Aug. 18, 2010 7:03 am
morning Erimess, hope things get better for ya. Keep on blogging.
Aug. 18, 2010 7:08 am
Enjoy your new-found freedom from all the nasties here. I know what you mean about how hard it is to reading blogs or posts and NOT comment.
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I'm from the Midwest and still live here. I did accounting for years, and now mostly teach it. I spend a great deal of time on the computer, & the internet, am a gamer, and have friends from all over the world. I used to cook more & loved it, and am now trying to get back to doing more. I live alone with my cats, only rarely cooking for others, and I love this site because I can make half a recipe and then come here to find ways to use up the ingredients I opened. :-)
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Mexican is one of my favorites, followed closely by Italian. I also love cheese & my most-used meat is chicken. I like occasionally to make fancy desserts, but not just for myself, so I take advantage of parties and buffets for this. Also a perfect time to make something really decadent, so I don't get stuck having to eat it.
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Family Traditions? Ha. Let's just say it's strange that I even like to cook, since my mother hated it and overcooked everything, and everyone else from my family considers cooking to be throwing something frozen into the microwave. My oldest brother's favorite tradition was to let me bake cookies, while he ate them all as they came out of the oven. Oh, yes I guess we did have one tradition -- when we were still all alive and together, I always made the pumpkin pie every Tranksgiving. (And the Stove Top stuffing. :-))
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I just like for things to turn out well and taste good. Not really looking for triumphs and not sure what I'd consider to be one. I was rather pleased with this totally rich and sickening chocolate/caramel/pecan torte I once made for a bachelorette party. Everyone had to eat tiny slices because it was so rich, but they loved it and were duly impressed that it looked like a masterpiece. The leftovers went to my brother who ate it in about two days and made himself sick. I suppose brothers are useful for something after all
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I've had my share of things not turning out so well. But one bad memory was actually from when I was a teenager and insisted (to my mother's pleasure) on making an entire dinner one night, including this wonderful strawberry cake thing for dessert. It all turned out great, until I bumped into something and there went the dessert, upsidedown on the floor. I cried and cried, and my mother was unable to console me.
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