Random thing you loathe right now.

I had to Google this.

Wikipedia wrote:

Biscuits and gravy is a popular breakfast dish in the United States, especially in the South. The dish consists of soft dough biscuits covered in either sawmill or meat gravy, made from the drippings of cooked pork sausage, white flour, milk, and often (but not always) bits of sausage, bacon, ground beef, or other meat. The gravy is often flavored with black pepper.

*adds to bucket list*

bekkilyn wrote:

I've never had biscuits and gravy outside of the South, so now I'm curious! :)

Biscuits and Gravy in the Southern US as a heavenly experience that will destroy your arteries and take 10+ years off your life. It has great, fluffy biscuits, thick, peppery sausage gravy, and a perfect ratio so that the biscuits soak up as much of that thick gravy as humanly possible with little to no gravy left on the plate.

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Biscuits and gravy in any other part of the country...

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UpToIsomorphism wrote:
bekkilyn wrote:

I've never had biscuits and gravy outside of the South, so now I'm curious! :)

Biscuits and Gravy in the Southern US as a heavenly experience that will destroy your arteries and take 10+ years off your life. It has great, fluffy biscuits, thick, peppery sausage gravy, and a perfect ratio so that the biscuits soak up as much of that thick gravy as humanly possible with little to no gravy left on the plate.

IMAGE(https://www.100directions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/biscuits-gravy-recipe-jimmy-dean-yum-logo.jpg)

Biscuits and gravy in any other part of the country...

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That second picture...are you KIDDING me? Is that how they really are made outside of the South, even in the U.S.??

Okay, I think I'm going to stop at Bojangles tomorrow morning on the way to my church services to get a biscuit and gravy combo so that I can get the horrors of that second picture completely out of my mind!

That second picture was my first attempt at visualizing the madness as I considered it.

RnRClown wrote:

That second picture was my first attempt at visualizing the madness as I considered it. :-D

LOL

I will eat anything that is drenched in maple syrup.

To most midwesterners, Pepper and Ketchup are both too spicy. Any biscuits and gravy either doesn't have the sausage, or doesn't have enough pepper. It should also be a milk gravy/grayish. I have seen it here in MInnesota where it was brown. Chicken fried steak is another dish midwesterners don't understand.

Rainsmercy wrote:

To most midwesterners, Pepper and Ketchup are both too spicy.

As a midwesterner, I take offence at this.

It's, anything spicier than pepper and ketchup is too spicy.

bekkilyn wrote:

That second picture...are you KIDDING me? Is that how they really are made outside of the South, even in the U.S.??

No. Even here in the uncivilized West, we know what biscuits and gravy are. Outside of the South (broadly defined), biscuits and gravy just isn't as common. Traveling in the South, I'm always struck by how ubiquitous biscuits and gravy is. Here in Colorado, you have to be at a Southern food restaurant to get it. Otherwise, breakfast options focus more on toast, muffins, bagels, and the like.

Rainsmercy wrote:

To most midwesterners, Pepper and Ketchup are both too spicy.

That's too generous. Mayo is too spicy to most Midwesterners.

Another thing the Midwest botches are pot pies. They put BISCUITS on top of the soup and call it a day. It's just sacrilege.

Y'all seem to be from another midwestern dimension

carrotpanic wrote:

Y'all seem to be from another midwestern dimension

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This is my backyard.

I've never been in the midwest. Maybe that's why I like to drench my food in Texas Pete.

I didn't realize until I moved to NC that Texas Pete was bottled in Winston Salem. And therefore it's available at pretty much every restaurant you go to in the state.

Wait this should be in the love thread.

Hm as a Midwestern who had never liked biscuits or gravy perhaps it was just the wrong kind.

As for loathe. Staying up to late even when I know it'll mess up my sleep later.

Sigh....you Americans and your scones, oh and custard creams go with tea and nothing else !....ok coffee if your a hipster but even that should be frowned on.

Bourbons on the other hand, but I digress.

Smartphones/Millennials .

Was irked when I received an email from my bank demanding a mobile phone number from me to authorise online payments, so I had to trail into town on my half day and explain I don't use one, eventually fixed the issue with my house number instead.

But what made me blood boil was the reaction from the woman who served me, when I said I didn't have a phone you would have thought I had asked her for the atomic weight of lead such was the blank confused stare I got.

Well. If you had asked her the atomic weight of lead, she could have pulled out her phone and looked it up.

At work I use a titanium straw and when I was cleaning my glass in the sink it fell out and landed exactly straight on the 8mm hole in the center of the drain and went down the pipe. I don't think I even heard a metal-on-metal sound. The sink outlet is permanently fastened and the pipes are soldered, so there's no getting it out of there without significant plumbing work.

qaraq wrote:

At work I use a titanium straw and when I was cleaning my glass in the sink it fell out and landed exactly straight on the 8mm hole in the center of the drain and went down the pipe. I don't think I even heard a metal-on-metal sound. The sink outlet is permanently fastened and the pipes are soldered, so there's no getting it out of there without significant plumbing work.

Hmm, I guess it's too weakly magnetic to use a magnetic plumb to get it out?

Tanglebones wrote:
qaraq wrote:

At work I use a titanium straw and when I was cleaning my glass in the sink it fell out and landed exactly straight on the 8mm hole in the center of the drain and went down the pipe. I don't think I even heard a metal-on-metal sound. The sink outlet is permanently fastened and the pipes are soldered, so there's no getting it out of there without significant plumbing work.

Hmm, I guess it's too weakly magnetic to use a magnetic plumb to get it out?

Maybe, though I'm not sure if I could get a powerful enough magnet down there without it sticking to something else and getting lost. I have a set of small rare earth magnets that would fit. It doesn't seem to be harming anything so the downside of leaving it there is just annoyance.

Could you use a metal skewer with some sticky stuff on the end?

There are little claw-probes - picture the unit that Quaid uses to pull the tracker out through his nose, in Total Recall.

mudbunny wrote:

Could you use a metal skewer with some sticky stuff on the end?

Probably worth a try, thanks. I might have some BBQ skewers that would fit.

My did used to have a little claw thingy but he's moved twice since I moved out so no clue if he still has it or where it might be. I think he used it for working on small engines.

ClockworkHouse wrote:

Here in Colorado, you have to be at a Southern food restaurant to get it. Otherwise, breakfast options focus more on toast, muffins, bagels, and the like.

I have it on good authority that the biscuits and gravy served in the A-frame of Arapaho Basin are close enough that if you weren't raised in the south you wouldn't notice the difference.

qaraq wrote:
mudbunny wrote:

Could you use a metal skewer with some sticky stuff on the end?

Probably worth a try, thanks. I might have some BBQ skewers that would fit.

My did used to have a little claw thingy but he's moved twice since I moved out so no clue if he still has it or where it might be. I think he used it for working on small engines.

You're at WORK. Call a plumber, have someone else pay for it.

“UpToIsomorphism” wrote:

Biscuits and gravy in any other part of the country...

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In all fairness, the second picture is a bit of hyperbole (google British biscuits and gravy), but not that far off.

Sometimes I hate my body, my blood sugar was a little out of the region my doctor wants me in, so I go exercise, that’ll fix the problem, right? Wrong, it goes from reasonable and fixable to oh my god if I didn’t know what to do I would have had to go to the hospital high. Luckily this has happened before and I know I just need to lie down for a bit, but I’m still surprised that sometimes exercise causes my sugars to drop (surprise not at this part, I was expecting this outcome), sometimes (like today) it raises them instead proportional to the activity’s intensity. There goes my plan of eating at a reasonable hour because now I’m tired, in pain and nauseated, and if I eat anytime soon it’ll just get worse. So now I have to wait until like 8 or 9 pm or whenever it gets back into a safe range and have a snack so I don’t end up going hypoglycemic tonight while I sleep. Bleh.

I hate the fact that my sweet baby Kiba has been diagnosed with chronic renal failure at 13. He has always been small. Typical runt of the litter. At his largest, he weighed about 6.7lbs. His weight has crashed over the last year-ish. We brought him in for full blood work around 10 months ago, and there was no sign of a problem then. His hair didn't grow back on the back-half of his body after his last trip to the groomer, but that had happened in the past too, and it eventually grew back. About a month and a half ago, we brought him and our other cat in for their rabies update and he was down to 4.7lbs. Then around 3 weeks ago we noticed that he had gotten even scrawnier and was walking like a drunk. We both called off of work and brought him to the vet.

He was down to 3.7lbs.

The frailest thing you've ever seen. I was completely gutted.

We cannot fix this. There's no cure for kidney failure. The current goal is to get his weight back up with extremely nutrient dense food, and my wife and I have to give him subcutaneous fluid drip twice a day, which is horrible for my anxiety. I hate poking him with this needle, even though it makes him feel so much better.

But it's working. His quality of life has gone way up. He's grooming again. He's using his scratching post. He's back to cuddling. He is the most amazing cat I have ever known, and I've known many. He is sweet to everone. Our vets love him. Our groomer loves him. Everyone always tells us that he was very good, that he never hissed or bit or chewed or caused a ruckus. He's clawing his way through this to the best of his ability, and he's not ready to give up yet. So I will do what I need to do to make sure that his twilight is as wonderful as it can be.

I love him so much, I hate that he's going through this.

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Here he is getting his fluids.
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Glad it's working. Amazing what those fluids can do.

We do have a pet thread around here where you will get more support. Can't find the link on my phone but I think it's called "Post a Picture of Your Pet"

Stele wrote:

We do have a pet thread around here where you will get more support. Can't find the link on my phone but I think it's called "Post a Picture of Your Pet"

Ah yeah, I think I've found it before, thanks!