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  1. Deskisamess

    Masterchef (US)

    Once you trash an entire recipe or a bowl of 6 eggs because one of the eggs was bad, you'll stop doing that. Crack each egg into a small bowl before you add it to the rest of the eggs or ingredients, so you can smell it and watch for issues. Using your fingers to separate eggs is a great way to do it...you stand less chance of getting a broken yoke, and if you want to pull the chalaza completely off, your fingers are the best tool. Even a little yoke can ruin meringue.
  2. Deskisamess

    Best Baker In America

    I haven't been posting on this forum, but have been watching the show. I have to agree with your comments about Jason, he pretty much ruined the show for me. The show itself seems so forced and contrived. They are trying, I think, to copy the well-produced British Baking show, but failing miserably. Jason for me is the final nail in the coffin. I won't be watching next season if he is still a judge. Tara and Johnny Weird are also a pair I won't watch. Gah.
  3. Deskisamess

    Man With A Plan

    This show had so much potential, and the horrid writing is killing it.
  4. Deskisamess

    Downton Abbey: The Movie (2019)

    The 3 daughters look nothing like siblings, it bugged me from the very beginning.
  5. Deskisamess

    Downton Abbey: The Movie (2019)

    I want it reveled that Edith is actually Rosamund's daughter, born out of wedlock, and raised by Robert and stroke face. That would explain SO much.
  6. Some thoughts... Penny getting pregnant isn't that odd, given the first episode. I've seen lots of comments about Penny not wanting kids, and being annoyed the show had her get pregnant anyway. It's not unusual for a woman to change her mind on that issue. I've been married over 40 years, and had a few friends who started off adamant about not wanting kids. Most of them ended up with a couple of children, happy they hadn't stuck to their first view. People change as they go through life, decisions made as young women don't always remain the same as life happens. I wasn't thrilled with Amy's makeover...it didn't seem real to me at all. It was too much of a change all at one time. Amy would have been totally uncomfortable in the new clothes, especially the spiked heels and low cut dresses. It also fed the idea that women/girls have to look a certain way to gain acceptance, aside from the fact that she just won a Nobel, an accomplishment that had nothing to do with how she looked. It didn't feel right to me. Raj...wow, total dis to the character. Boo hiss. I get the tie in with Buffy, but not for Raj. He wasn't the one who wanted Penny to love the show. It felt mashed in for the sake of tying it to a past show, with zero ties to Raj. Why not bring back one of the cute gals he dated, with some grand romantic gesture for him? I loved Stuart and Denise together...some little nod to them would have been nice, beyond the incompetence. I loved Sheldon's speech, it made my eyes puddle. Overall it was a pretty good ending, and well past time I think. The show had been feeling a little forced.
  7. Deskisamess

    S17.E09: The Stitch Is Back

    John Candy as Orson Wells was amazing. SCTV was everything SNL ever hoped to be. Rick was Elton here.
  8. Deskisamess

    S17.E09: The Stitch Is Back

    I don't remembering disliking it in 1976, but I was 16 years old then. I sure don't like it now. Captain Fantastic and Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player are probably my favorites.
  9. Deskisamess

    S17.E09: The Stitch Is Back

    Loved this episode. I saw Elton John in 1976 with my then boyfriend (now husband) He put on a fabulous show. This was during the "Don't Go Breakin' My Heart" time period. Can't wait to see Rocketman. Glad Garo won, I'm rooting for him all the way. I miss Tim. I don't dislike Christian, but find him weak as water and boring in this role.
  10. Deskisamess

    S08.E01: Episode 1

    Remember how Trixie drank...she drank in private, up in her room. Not sitting in the room with the other gals as they had a drink makes sense from a recovery addict POV. That was Trixie's drinking spot. I don't recall her sitting in a pub drinking. That's not to say it would be easy to be in a pub surrounded by folks drinking, but she had a job to do, something to focus on. The triggers wouldn't have been the same. I also don't remember her drinking beer or ale. I do hope they show her "not drinking" in more normal situations. Recovery isn't just "white knuckling" through the cravings. It's relearning how to react to situations, and retraining old behaviors, and changing your thinking process. It's living every day, not hounded by the desire to drink. Not drinking will become normal. When an addict only white knuckles it, they are still "drinking thinking" which is what needs to change.
  11. Deskisamess

    S08.E02: Episode 2

    The show is One Foot in the Grave, and it's brilliant. Laugh out loud funny, and at times, very dark as well. The ending of the series was particularly brilliant, which was in part due to Annette Crosby and her acting abilities.
  12. Deskisamess

    Spring Baking Championship

    For your entertainment, a video short, used on Mystery Science Theater, A Case of Spring Fever: This short is a hoot. Saw it years ago, and think of it every time "not springy" is said.
  13. Deskisamess

    S08.E02: Episode 2

    They were not trying to keep her in the filthy home. They were wanting to prevent the police from removing her by force. Allowing her to leave on her own accord permitted her to maintain her dignity. She walked out composed, dressed, wearing her medal. She was still of sound mind basically, and needed to take control and make the decision to come out on her own. Someone truly in the hold of full blown dementia wouldn't have been wrapping her waste in neat little packages and shoving them up the chimney. Trust me, I've seen total dementia. There is nothing neat and tidy about it. The hoarding was brought on by having nothing at earlier times in her life. It got the better of her because of health issues.
  14. Deskisamess

    S08.E01: Episode 1

    I saw it as her having an important thing to do, so she faced it, and coped, because she had to.
  15. Deskisamess

    S10.E18: Stand By Your Man

    I didn't realize Henry Kissinger was still alive...he will be 96 in May.