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Category: games

11/26/10 11:18 - 30.ºF - ID#53166

My family plays this card game called "goose your neighbor." It is not the same as the game "Screw Your Neighbor" and I could not find it on google so I decided to write about it here and bring it to internet.

RULES:
a. You can have as many people as your want sitting in a circle with three stacks of money e.g. 3 nickels, 3 quarters, 3 dollars, 3 chips, etc. We usually use nickels although, my brother now charges me a dollar for 3 nickels so it is not really any cheaper than using quarters.

b. You use a regular deck of playing card minus the jokers.

c. The dealer shuffles and passes out one face down card to each person in a clockwise fashion starting with the person sitting after the dealer and ending with the dealer.

d. You look at your card and the object is to have the lowest card on the table. The person with the highest card, pays one stack to the pot. In this game the lowest card is a 2 and the highest card is an ace. The cards ascend in normal order 2,3,4,...J,Q,K

e. Starting with the person to the dealer's left, the player determines if they want to keep their card e.g. they think it is low enough. If not they can trade cards with the player to their left.

f. The player to the left has no choice unless have a 7, the neutral blocker card, which makes them immune to passing. If they have a 7 then simply turn it over when the person tries to pass and then the passer is stuck with their card.

g. If the pass is completed and the person whom the card is being passed to passes the player to their right a higher card than the one they receive, they then knock on the table to indicate the situation to the other players.

h. Once the pass/stay action has made it around the table, the dealer turns over their card. They can then either stay or pick one from the top of the pile.

i. Once that is completed, the other players all turn over their cards simultaneously and the one with the highest card has to pay the pot.

j. If their is a tie for highest, both players pay the pot.

k. The next round, the player to the dealer's left is the new dealer.

l. Once a player loses all three of their stacks, they got one free round "on their honor." When they lose that, they are out of the game.

l. The last player remaining gets to keep the pot or split it with their children/grandchildren if they look like they are going to cry ;)

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Location: Buffalo, NY

Category: food

11/25/10 01:08 - 41.ºF - ID#53164

Organic vs non-organic

Generally, I buy organic everything because I like to support organic farmers and I generally don't want to consume hormones, antibiotics and pesticides. I recognize this is cost prohibitive for a lot of people, especially those with larger families. I generally am feeding just one person. Figuring the risk can't be equal for all foods, I decided to look into it a bit.

It seems there is a general consensus that meat, milk, celery, strawberries, blueberries, grapes, peaches are riddled with pesticides and hormones while other foods don't matter as much e.g. pineapple, avacados, onions, etc.

I totally believe this is the case for celery, as just about all organic celery I buy has bugs which makes me thing they must spray the crap out of the regular variety. I am fine with the bugs, I just inspect first and wash them off.

I don't know for sure but I am also guessing that it really doesn't matter with blackberries. I believe this because I had the most the most prolific, luscious blckberries bushes in the yard and I eat the berries all summer without bugs attacking them. It always surprises me because they are so juicy and sweet. I think most of the small bugs have a hard time getting through the coating on the seeds. The only thing that seems to ever get them are large ants and only when the berries are broken.

I swear that some organic food really tastes better. I would say milk is one of those. Then again other ones can sometimes be infested with bugs.

whatsonmyfood.org has pretty interesting breakdowns of specific foods. I also got the following guide from

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Location: Buffalo, NY

Category: food

11/24/10 11:03 - 32.ºF - ID#53162

Longan Fruits

I enjoy then a bunch but they are not half as tasty as litchee fruits. Either that or the ones I got were not so ripe.

The store I got them at smelled so gross and has these fly traps above the fish section. Who puts fly traps in a food store window?

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Location: Buffalo, NY

Category: food

11/24/10 10:58 - 32.ºF - ID#53161

The best pumkin seeds ever

This year at the giant pumpkin farm the worker convinced us to buy these smaller pumpkins with what he described a shellless seeds. He wasn't kidding they we so delicious and easy to eat.

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Location: Buffalo, NY

11/24/10 10:55 - 32.ºF - ID#53160

Airport Security Check?

Okay not really ;)

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Location: Buffalo, NY

Category: food

11/21/10 05:28 - 47.ºF - ID#53150

Red Finger Lime

Has anyone eaten one? I want to try one so bad but I can't find anyone talking about having them outside of australia. I found an awesome picture of one at

It seems like a something like the lime version of a blood orange but the seeds are in pockets. The fact that they paired it with an oyster makes me want it even more.

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Location: Buffalo, NY

Category: food

11/21/10 04:08 - 46.ºF - ID#53149

The biggest crab legs ever

The real question is not how to cook them but how (e:matthew) and I are going to manage eating them. I have a feeling there might end up being some crab soup.

To give it some perspective, that is a twelve quart pot and 3 lbs of crab.

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Location: Buffalo, NY

Category: clothing

11/21/10 04:05 - 46.ºF - ID#53148

Fitting my old clothes

Ironically, by quitting the gym I now once again fit into all my clothes from my early twenty's.

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Location: Buffalo, NY

Category: games

11/20/10 07:35 - 37.ºF - ID#53141

Haunt the house

This game is the cutest thing ever.

Words: 8
Location: Buffalo, NY

Category: food

11/20/10 04:48 - 42.ºF - ID#53140

Spice Bazaar

There is an Indian grocery store called Spice Bazaar next to Markheim pets. I need to go back with (e:tinypliny) or (e:samathon1986) because I didn't know what anything was.

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Location: Buffalo, NY