[TAG] Re: [Lgang] England was nice
Sat Oct 8 00:30:33 MSD 2005
Heather Stern wrote:
> Interesting. I described our doubledeck Caltrain to Thomas, and he said
> (a vague hand waved toward a foot-way overhead *clearly* meant for single
> deck trains to pass under) that wasn't likely to be offered in England.
Funny, that's the same reason I hear we don't have double-decker buses.
But are there any double-decker trains besides the Caltrain?
> Even if there weren't so many derails. Then he got all shy and said he
> really shouldn't describe such things when I was about to hop on a train.
> Heh. I told him about some terrible results I'd heard of here in
> California too. I hope he didn't worry too much about me that day.
Don't tell him about the accident rate on the Los Angeles light rail.
> Depends if to you taters is taters or you care about the diff between
> potatoes from the tuber and reconsituted tater powder. I know for me, if
> it's mashed potatoes I rarely care, but I like eating the jacket along
> my potato, so I've always favored baked or chips, as just plain ol chopped
> up potatoes, to the sliver things that are shoestrings, and among The
> Shoestring, liked the ones that used to be the outer potato the best.
Tater?? Tuber?? Tater powder?? The only taters I know of are Tater Tots.
They're nuggets of shredded potatoes, or the potato equivalent of ground
beef. Dunno about potatoes in tubes; it sounds tubular, man. Tater
powder, you mean the boxes of potato flakes? I never saw the point in
those. A potato is the ultimate in easy cooking. Slice off the ends, put
it in the oven while something else is cooking, and take it out in an
I usually eat baked potatoes, although I'll choose mashed if I'm out. I
also make "fries" by slicing the potatoes and baking them (leaving the
jackets on). They cook a lot faster that way.
-- Mike Orr <mso at oz.net>
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