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2003/08/01 16:45:06 (permalink)

Curious ??????

Are you curious what the badge of questionable honor will be for 1000 post

So am I. It should become apparent in a few more days. In the interim, somebody ask me an intelligent question that I probably cannot answer and give me an excuse to respond.

You know, this is fun. I have really improved my culinary skills talking to many of you and visiting with some like "Bushie" from Texas who is considering a move to Knoxville and getting a lot of e-mails from posters and talking personally to many such as the Mayor, who is so kind to include me on his regular e-mail list.

Until 1,000, I will just wait and watch.

Sincerely and respectfully,
Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
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    Oneiron339
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    RE: Curious ?????? 2003/08/01 16:59:03 (permalink)
    They should just call it Chateaubriand. What else could it be? Perhaps that is not a roadfood type of food but you deserve it nonetheless.
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    RE: Curious ?????? 2003/08/01 17:18:13 (permalink)
    Bacon Double Cheeseburger is what it should be! I say bacon because I know you know how to bring it home Mr. Smith!! If not, I say we dub you Sir Loin of Beef!!!

    Meowzart

    Oh yeah, BTW, my question is: If you were to move from Knoxville and never to return, what food would you miss the most?
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    RE: Curious ?????? 2003/08/01 17:23:33 (permalink)
    Meowzart:

    1: How did you get your stage name My guess is you are a cat person.
    2: If I were leaving Knoxville, I would miss my next door neighbor who is my dear mother. Her cooking is outta sight. I love her country fried steak, her mashed potatoes with sour cream, fried Okra, fried corn, my garden and my life on the Tennessee River at mile marker 641

    Respectfully submitted:

    Paul E. Smith
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    RE: Curious ?????? 2003/08/01 18:00:35 (permalink)
    I've got a question for you, being relatively new here: can I set up my viewing preferences so I see the most recent message first, rather than clicking through to the last page?

    Not that big of a deal: just trying to help you get to 1,000 (the Kobe Beef level? Sirloin? Filet?)
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    RE: Curious ?????? 2003/08/01 18:05:51 (permalink)
    Hit the blue arrow to the right of the posters name. will get you right there PDQ (East Tennessee for pretty dadgum quick)

    Paul E. Smith
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    RE: Curious ?????? 2003/08/01 18:32:54 (permalink)
    Why?
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    Sundancer7
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    RE: Curious ?????? 2003/08/01 18:39:51 (permalink)
    Why not

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    RE: Curious ?????? 2003/08/01 18:46:21 (permalink)
    Paul,
    I think of you as theClub Sandwich of this discussion menu board. Always at the top of the list, and Always a 'class act'.
    It has been a pleasure exchanging notes and messages with you over this Spring and Summer.
    We hope to visit your neighborhood early in the Fall and finally meet you in person.

    Let's get the big 1000 soon...So we can all celebrate with you.
    AL
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    RE: Curious ?????? 2003/08/01 18:50:48 (permalink)
    Paul.....the million dollar question is------what is the meaning of Sundancer?
    And congrats in advance.....
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    RE: Curious ?????? 2003/08/01 18:52:35 (permalink)
    Mr. Mayor and Moderator:

    Please come to my residence and we will do a leisurely cruise up the Tanase (Indian for Tennessee River) to Calhoun's BBQ. I took Bushie there and I believe he totally enjoyed it.

    Come by at 9:30AM and we will be there by 11:00AM and then we will cruise around Sea Ray Island and return and I will have you home by 2:00PM

    If you are coming, I will send you a very good map like I sent Bushie.

    Paul E. Smith
    Knoxville, TN
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    Sundancer7
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    RE: Curious ?????? 2003/08/01 18:57:25 (permalink)
    Sundancer7 is the name of my boat

    It is a Sundancer by Sea Ray and is a 27 foot job. It is parked at my dock on a lift. Just ask Bushie, we had a good time last Saturday on a cruise up the Tennessee with a few brewski's. Do not worry, I was not the pilot. I had my son in law who does not imbibe drive the boat. It was not the same with Bushie and the Sundancer

    Paul E. Smith
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    RE: Curious ?????? 2003/08/01 19:00:03 (permalink)
    I just sold my boat a year ago----a Hunter sailboat 26 feet. There is nothing like being on the water-----I'm sure you get a lot of pleasure out of it. And there's nothing like a good dock party, don't you think?
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    RE: Curious ?????? 2003/08/01 19:07:26 (permalink)
    EdSails:

    Congrats because you are the 1,000 reason for my post and I am so glad because you were the owner of a Hunter Sail Boat and so was I. I bought a 25 Hunter back in 1982 for our racing club in Knoxville which was Concord Yacht Club. I single handed my 25 every year. We raced every Sunday and I am pleased to report that the best I ever did with my heavy boat was come in last.

    Regardless, I taught myself to sail. I use to go every morning on the embayment of the Tennessee river and single handed, take my boat and sail around the boats on anchor.

    I taught myself how to sail and became very good on the weird air of inland sailing

    Happy 1000 posting Paul E. Smith

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    RE: Curious ?????? 2003/08/01 19:28:18 (permalink)
    I had my 1984 25.5 for 10 years and sailed it all over this area, spending many happy wee/weekends at Catalina Island, Santa Cruz Island and down the coast from Santa Barbara to Long Beach. I found it to be a great boat-----and speedy with my 155 and spinnaker. Took several firsts with it in Wet Wednesday racing. It was also the perfect place to bbq----sitting back drinking a beer while bbqing a steak at anchor. I've never tried inland sailing-----a different animal. Cruising in your Searay should be a great way to travel there.Enjoy!
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    RE: Curious ?????? 2003/08/01 19:30:49 (permalink)
    PS-----when you come out to CA----I'll buy you a Tommy's Double Chili-cheeseburger to celebrate your new posting!
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    RE: Curious ?????? 2003/08/01 19:36:56 (permalink)
    Inland sailing is so different as the wind is never constant. It changes and I guess that is what the dude from Minneapolis from White Bear Lake sailed a 12 foot boat across the Atlantic, he learned to
    sail on inland sailing. (he was featured on National Georgraphic)

    I enjoyed my boat so much on cove cooking with my BBQ unit placed on my railing.

    Paul E. smith
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    RE: Curious ?????? 2003/08/01 19:41:17 (permalink)
    EdSails: I get to California twice a year. We race at Pomona in February and November. We do the NHRA thing and have done it for several years..

    I will take you up on your offer.

    Paul E. Smith
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    RE: Curious ?????? 2003/08/01 22:50:05 (permalink)
    Congrats Paul! A double chili cheeseburger! Wow! Unbelievable!
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    RE: Curious ?????? 2003/08/02 06:04:51 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by EdSails

    I had my 1984 25.5 for 10 years and sailed it all over this area, spending many happy wee/weekends at Catalina Island, Santa Cruz Island and down the coast from Santa Barbara to Long Beach. I found it to be a great boat-----and speedy with my 155 and spinnaker. Took several firsts with it in Wet Wednesday racing. It was also the perfect place to bbq----sitting back drinking a beer while bbqing a steak at anchor. I've never tried inland sailing-----a different animal. Cruising in your Searay should be a great way to travel there.Enjoy!


    Don't you miss the flying fish? Where did they all go? My dad had a Chinese junk...cool sails and all...when I was little. It moved so slow...when we had the name on the hull translated from Chinese, it had been dubbed "The Flying Snail."
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    RE: Curious ?????? 2003/08/02 08:53:29 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Sundancer7

    Meowzart:

    1: How did you get your stage name My guess is you are a cat person.

    Paul E. Smith
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    Just a combination of two things that I love, cats and classical music. Added an e and w to Mozart and came up with my "handle." I am owned by 4 cats (Sophie, Nigel, Claudia, and Gus) who love to watch "Amadeus" with me.
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    RE: Curious ?????? 2003/08/02 12:59:23 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Sundancer7

    Hit the blue arrow to the right of the posters name. will get you right there PDQ (East Tennessee for pretty dadgum quick)

    Paul E. Smith
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    Thanks, but I don't see any blue arrow to the right of the poster's name.
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    RE: Curious ?????? 2003/08/02 13:44:14 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by EliseT

    Don't you miss the flying fish? Where did they all go?


    Last time I saw them was "racing" a few on the backside of Anacapa Island. It's always strange when you look over and see them 6 feet above the waves, keeping a straight path and acting like you aren't even there. Still there.....you just have to get far enough away from the crowds and you'll run into all sorts of marine life, from flying fish to dolphins to sunfish and even the occasional whale.
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    RE: Curious ?????? 2003/08/02 15:08:29 (permalink)
    In the Caribbean after a windy night we could pick up flying fish off the deck. If the cooks were in a good mood (rarely) they would fry them up for us without a bribe - usually something had to be exchanged. They
    were great breakfast fare.

    Once in Barbados, at the Star hotel on the habor in Bridgetown a bumboat came up to the window with a bunch of flying fish. We bought them and asked the kitchen to cook them up. They came to us beautifully sauted, stuffed with very hot peppers. I think this was my first experience with anything very hot and I have favored just mildly hot ever since.
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    RE: Curious ?????? 2003/08/02 16:54:18 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by seafarer john

    In the Caribbean after a windy night we could pick up flying fish off the deck. If the cooks were in a good mood (rarely) they would fry them up for us without a bribe - usually something had to be exchanged. They
    were great breakfast fare.

    Once in Barbados, at the Star hotel on the habor in Bridgetown a bumboat came up to the window with a bunch of flying fish. We bought them and asked the kitchen to cook them up. They came to us beautifully sauted, stuffed with very hot peppers. I think this was my first experience with anything very hot and I have favored just mildly hot ever since.


    What do flying fish taste like? Are they oily? What fish would you liken them to?
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    RE: Curious ?????? 2003/08/02 17:27:13 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by Sundancer7

    Are you curious what the badge of questionable honor will be for 1000 post

    So am I. It should become apparent in a few more days. In the interim, somebody ask me an intelligent question that I probably cannot answer and give me an excuse to respond.

    You know, this is fun. I have really improved my culinary skills talking to many of you and visiting with some like "Bushie" from Texas who is considering a move to Knoxville and getting a lot of e-mails from posters and talking personally to many such as the Mayor, who is so kind to include me on his regular e-mail list.

    Until 1,000, I will just wait and watch.

    Sincerely and respectfully,
    Paul E. Smith
    Knoxville, TN


    Congrats on the 1000 level!!!! Well, here I am on a public computer, just stopping in to say howdy! We got rid of our internet access at home and got a family gym membership instead. I am currently eating healthier during the week, HOWEVER let me make clear that I am still roadfooding locally on the weekends, I'll never give that up! Much love to Paul, the Mayor, Bushie, J & M, and all the rest. Miss you guys!
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    RE: Curious ?????? 2003/08/02 18:30:16 (permalink)
    1,500 should be scrapple. 2,000 should be CFS. 2,500 should be the navajo taco. 3,000 the almighty garbage plate.
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    RE: Curious ?????? 2003/08/02 21:01:26 (permalink)
    I can attest to the fact that Sundancer's mother is "dear", as he indicated above. I fell in love with her immediately, and I would have proposed if I thought my wife would have approved.

    I also can tell you that I thoroughly loved the time I spent with Sundancer.

    I see that Elise has overtaken me, and I congratulate you, Dear One. I also see that Jennifer has peeked back in, and I hope you'll spend more time at the library, Jenne.

    Just got back today, and I'll be starting a thread on my trip.

    Congrats, Paul, on your Top Dog status. As I told you in Knoxville, I've always loved your stories of your family and your travels. Keep it up.
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    RE: Curious ?????? 2003/08/02 21:20:52 (permalink)
    Flying fish are mild flavored, with litle filets that separate easily from the bones when they are cooked. They are a little like mackerel, but less oily and not as strongly flovored. I sailed a lot in the Pacific and dont ever remember seeing any flying fish out there - maybe the weather conditions were just not right...
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    RE: Curious ?????? 2003/08/03 01:12:40 (permalink)
    You da King Sundancer!

    Does your mother welcome strangers????
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