Curious ??????

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Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
2003/08/01 16:45:06
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
Oneiron339
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Curious ?????? 2003/08/01 16:59:03
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.
meowzart
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Curious ?????? 2003/08/01 17:18:13
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?
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Curious ?????? 2003/08/01 17:23:33
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
Knoxville, TN
Spudnut
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Curious ?????? 2003/08/01 18:00:35
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?)
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Curious ?????? 2003/08/01 18:05:51
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
Knoxville, TN
CCJPO
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Curious ?????? 2003/08/01 18:32:54
Why?
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Curious ?????? 2003/08/01 18:39:51
Why not

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Curious ?????? 2003/08/01 18:46:21
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
EdSails
Filet Mignon
RE: Curious ?????? 2003/08/01 18:50:48
Paul.....the million dollar question is------what is the meaning of Sundancer?
And congrats in advance.....
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Curious ?????? 2003/08/01 18:52:35
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
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Curious ?????? 2003/08/01 18:57:25
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
Knoxville, TN
EdSails
Filet Mignon
RE: Curious ?????? 2003/08/01 19:00:03
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?
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Curious ?????? 2003/08/01 19:07:26
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

Knoxville, TN
EdSails
Filet Mignon
RE: Curious ?????? 2003/08/01 19:28:18
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!
EdSails
Filet Mignon
RE: Curious ?????? 2003/08/01 19:30:49
PS-----when you come out to CA----I'll buy you a Tommy's Double Chili-cheeseburger to celebrate your new posting!
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Curious ?????? 2003/08/01 19:36:56
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
Knoxville, TN
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Curious ?????? 2003/08/01 19:41:17
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
Knoxville, TN
CheeseWit
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Curious ?????? 2003/08/01 22:50:05
Congrats Paul! A double chili cheeseburger! Wow! Unbelievable!
EliseT
Filet Mignon
RE: Curious ?????? 2003/08/02 06:04:51
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."
meowzart
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Curious ?????? 2003/08/02 08:53:29
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
Knoxville, TN


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.
Spudnut
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Curious ?????? 2003/08/02 12:59:23
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
Knoxville, TN



Thanks, but I don't see any blue arrow to the right of the poster's name.
EdSails
Filet Mignon
RE: Curious ?????? 2003/08/02 13:44:14
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.
seafarer john
Filet Mignon
RE: Curious ?????? 2003/08/02 15:08:29
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.
EliseT
Filet Mignon
RE: Curious ?????? 2003/08/02 16:54:18
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?
Jennifer_4
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Curious ?????? 2003/08/02 17:27:13
quote:
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!
Jennifer
goldsborscht
Cheeseburger
RE: Curious ?????? 2003/08/02 18:30:16
1,500 should be scrapple. 2,000 should be CFS. 2,500 should be the navajo taco. 3,000 the almighty garbage plate.
Bushie
Filet Mignon
RE: Curious ?????? 2003/08/02 21:01:26
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.
seafarer john
Filet Mignon
RE: Curious ?????? 2003/08/02 21:20:52
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...
Lone Star
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Curious ?????? 2003/08/03 01:12:40
You da King Sundancer!

Does your mother welcome strangers????
jdg68
Junior Burger
RE: Curious ?????? 2003/08/03 20:06:48
Sundancer, just curious: what class do you race in (drag). Is this your/part of your job?
CheeseWit
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Curious ?????? 2003/08/03 20:40:52
Hi Jennifer 4...nice to hear from you again. What you did is very admirable and I ought to follow your example. But the serious healthy eating will start after my honeymoon ends August 28. I already have the gym membership-I just need to spend more time working out than internet surfing!
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Curious ?????? 2003/08/03 20:46:26
JDG68: Racing is suppose to be a business and we are suppose to make money, but we seldom do. My real job is licensed immunhematologist in the state of Tennessee and I am director of operations for a pharmaceutical firm.

I do not drive the car we own. I am too old. Reaction time is everything. We have a driver that is 25 years old and is quick.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
jdg68
Junior Burger
RE: Curious ?????? 2003/08/03 22:12:01
Sundancer, ok, was just curious as I am a drag racing fan, mostly interested in class racing (Stock, Super Stock) and the street car stuff that is so big nowadays.

Btw, my okra is starting to really take off; how's yours doing?

Joel
hermitt4d
Cheeseburger
RE: Curious ?????? 2003/08/04 04:25:26
Congratulations! Just thought I should warn you, tho, I'm gaining on you fast. I just doubled my number of posts in less than a minute.
RubyRose
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Curious ?????? 2003/08/04 08:02:47
Congratulations, Sundancer. I've enjoyed so many of your posts that have led to red-stardom.
CheeseWit
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Curious ?????? 2003/08/04 08:05:08
I'm curious about how this thread turned to boating, sailing, and stock car racing!!
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Curious ?????? 2003/08/04 08:40:56
I think sometimes just happen that way. BTW, its drag racing

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
CheeseWit
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Curious ?????? 2003/08/04 09:05:42
Yep, sorry Paul, I knew it was drag racing but my fingers typed stock. The turns that these threads take is one of the qualities I like about this site. Ever been to Atco when it was open or Cecil County?
jdg68
Junior Burger
RE: Curious ?????? 2003/08/05 15:38:09
Cheesewit, last I heard Atco is still open...
NancyPeter
Cheeseburger
RE: Curious ?????? 2003/08/11 00:15:17
Are you talking about Atco in southern NJ?
CheeseWit
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Curious ?????? 2003/08/11 06:45:58
Yes. Is Atco still operating?
quote:
Originally posted by NancyPeter

Are you talking about Atco in southern NJ?
NancyPeter
Cheeseburger
RE: Curious ?????? 2003/08/11 08:51:19
Atco is not too far from where I live. I'll check on that for sure, but I believe it is!
NancyPeter
Cheeseburger
RE: Curious ?????? 2003/08/13 23:42:15
Just looked it up in my most recent phone book, and it's still listed. So, I'd assume it's open Happy racing...