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#596281 Reputation Levels

Posted by on 03 March 2010 - 01:38 PM

It probably means that someone was trying to quote you and hadn't quite figured out how to do it yet.
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#582699 The Funny Pages - Tickle Me Elbow - The Original

Posted by on 23 December 2009 - 08:38 AM

In your town, do the fire trucks drive around at night with the lights flashing, playing Christmas carols over the loud speakers?
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#577438 Need Advise On What To Say

Posted by on 23 November 2009 - 04:40 PM

They can think I'm a wanker about food; it doesn't matter. As long as I'm not imposing on them to make food I can eat, I expect them not to impose upon me to get sick.

What Tiffany said.
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#576886 Need Advise On What To Say

Posted by on 21 November 2009 - 03:50 PM

I say "I have some food allergies, could you tell me what's in this?" Ask to see the package/bottle if necessary.

I find that people are more concerned with my health, than offended that I'm not eating their food. And my friends and family are getting in the habit of saving the package, or just lining up the boxes for me to read the ingredients.

Be kind, but firm, people will respond.
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#573770 The Funny Pages - Tickle Me Elbow - The Original

Posted by on 07 November 2009 - 08:08 PM

You have not truly walked in my shoes until you have sat on the toilet with explosive diarrhea while simultaneously vomiting into a bucket. Posted Image

:lol: :lol:

I have been there (not from gluten). I just remember thinking something along the lines of "this is just so unreasonable....".
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#573732 The Funny Pages - Tickle Me Elbow - The Original

Posted by on 07 November 2009 - 05:53 PM

Mine had projectile vomit....it hit the wall and slowly slid down.

I, myself, have never been a puker. Maybe 15 times in my whole life, one of those from gluten, several from alcohol, and the rest from stomach viruses. None of my mom's baby stories include me puking.
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#553236 Pretty Excited, Going Back To School!

Posted by on 08 August 2009 - 05:05 AM

YAY!!! Good for you!!

I've also decided to go back to school (part time - not quitting my job). I'm so panicked about having forgotten everything that I got some previous edition textbooks from Amazon and I'm trying to review everything.
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#552090 Does Malabsorption+gluten-intolerance=celiac?

Posted by on 03 August 2009 - 06:09 PM

I think the answer is: it's not clear. And really, it doesn't matter, the treatment is the same. If you want, tell people that you caught your Celiac disease before it had done too much damage, but you were starting to have malabsorption problems.
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#544622 How Many People Are Actually Self-diagnosed?

Posted by on 04 July 2009 - 05:03 AM

The percentage is much higher than you might think.

I think this is true. My boss suggested to me that I might be having a problem with wheat. He's an MD, does this mean I'm doctor-diagnosed?

When I told a friend how much better I felt without gluten, she immediately took it out of her diet and started feeling better. It never even occurred to her to ask the medical system what she should be eating.

She's now convinced her mom to cut out gluten. Same thing. And mom doesn't see any point in asking for testing.

And what about all those Atkins people? How many of those that stick to the diet do so because the lack of gluten has made them feel better, and they don't even realize that that's what it is.

Or people like my brother and SIL who just don't eat "carbs" because it makes them sleepy.

Lots of different starting points coming to the same conclusion - gluten makes me feel bad.
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#521799 Do You Remember "chicken In A Biscuit" Crackers?

Posted by on 31 March 2009 - 03:36 PM


Here is how I make my crackers. I like the semolina and olive oil taste, but if you want really plain Saltine (hardtack) crackers, just use all white wheat (and soft wheat works very well for this recipe), and plain veggie oil. For Wheat Thins, just use all red wheat. For Chicken-In-A-Biscuit crackers, substitute chicken broth for the water. For Club Crackers (or Ritz), substitute butter or margarine for the oil.

1 1/2 cups semolina flour
1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour (or all-purpose flour)
1 teaspoon fine-grain sea salt
1 cup warm water
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

special equipment: pasta machine (optional)

Whisk together the flours and salt. Add the water and olive oil. Using a mixer with a dough hook attachment mix the dough at medium speed for about 5 - 7 minutes. Alternately, feel free to mix and then knead by hand on a floured counter-top. The dough should be just a bit tacky - not too dry, not too sticky to work with. If you need to add a bit more water (or flour) do so.

When you are done mixing, shape the dough into a large ball. Now cut into twelve equal-sized pieces. Gently rub each piece with a bit of olive oil, shape into a small ball and place on a plate. Cover with a clean dishtowel or plastic wrap and let rest at room temperature for 30 - 60 minutes.

While the dough is resting, preheat your oven to 450F degrees. Insert a pizza stone if you have one.

When the dough is done resting, flatten one dough ball. Using a rolling pin or a pasta machine, shape into a flat strip of dough - I can usually get down to the 4 setting on my pasta machine w/o trouble. Pull the dough out a bit thinner by hand (the way you might pull pizza dough). You can also cut the dough into whatever shape you like at this point. Set dough on a floured (or cornmeal dusted) baking sheet, poke each cracker with the tines of a fork to prevent puffing, add any extra toppings, and slide into the oven (onto the pizza stone). Repeat the process for the remaining dough balls, baking in small batches. If you don't have a pizza stone, bake crackers a few at a time on baking sheets. Bake until deeply golden, and let cool before eating - you will get more crackery snap.

Makes a dozen extra large crackers.

sorry, best I could come up with.
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#520052 The Funny Pages - Tickle Me Elbow - The Original

Posted by on 24 March 2009 - 03:59 PM

Um - Jess has to ask before using anything? :blink: what in hell? Okay then do this.........ask about EVERY SINGLE THING.......before you pick up a pen, say "does this work?" a stapler........staple remover........turning on a light......using a pencil...........sitting at yer OWN computer.......ask about every single thing, all day

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I would just get scolded and told to behave....but I will try to find a way of innocently asking if things work. :rolleyes:

And I have no idea who Oscar is...
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#503448 "Super Sensitive" Celiacs.....

Posted by on 19 January 2009 - 08:38 AM

... and get me to a point where I have many more good days than bad.

sorry you still have bad days, but thanks for saying this.

I made a conscious decision not to go for a walk today because I've been feeling so fatigued the last few days. I was starting to get a bit mopey about it, and you reminded me that it will pass...
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#496282 The Funny Pages - Tickle Me Elbow - The Original

Posted by on 31 December 2008 - 09:04 AM


somehow this morning I stepped in cat pee without knowing it while wearing my socks. Now I'm stuck at work with wee-feet and no way to do anything about it AND my tennis shoes are gonna reek until I can wash them.
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#493300 Sobering Article

Posted by on 16 December 2008 - 02:58 PM

We all need to help each other, it's the only way we will all make it.

Nicely said.
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#487674 What's With The Statue?

Posted by on 26 November 2008 - 09:40 AM

Well . . .. . . . . .....
The story is long and meandering .. . . where to begin?

The funniest part of this story is that not a single person in the TME thread thought it was remotely unusual that Emily's husband goes through trash receptacles.
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