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  • Originally posted by Gestalt View Post

    If I wasn't afraid of getting banned I'd call you a communist for that statement! Strawberries are the sweet taste of summer.
    Only if dipped in chocolate
    I'm not sure if I grew out of stupid or ran out of brave.

    Practicing Member of the Not too Klassy for Boxed Wine Clique

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    • Originally posted by NoSuchPerson View Post

      Cheesecake is too hard. You have to have special pans and then if you don't have the oven just right, the cake cracks. Cheesecake must be bought, not made. But I prefer marble over straight chocolate.
      Nah, it's not that hard! If I can do it, you can too. Mmmmm........pumpkin cheesecake......soooo good

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      • Originally posted by KBC View Post

        Only if dipped in chocolate
        I like them with a hint of sugar sprinkled across the top. My nieces husband used to make the chocolate dipped ones, I'd gain 5 lbs just looking at them.

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        • Originally posted by Hawkridge View Post

          Nah, it's not that hard! If I can do it, you can too. Mmmmm........pumpkin cheesecake......soooo good
          Do you think I would be allowed to do a dressage test one handed if the other hand held a pumpkin cheesecake?

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          • Originally posted by Gestalt View Post

            Do you think I would be allowed to do a dressage test one handed if the other hand held a pumpkin cheesecake?
            Only while doing One Tempis~

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            • Originally posted by Gestalt View Post

              Do you think I would be allowed to do a dressage test one handed if the other hand held a pumpkin cheesecake?

              Western Dressage....
              I'm not sure if I grew out of stupid or ran out of brave.

              Practicing Member of the Not too Klassy for Boxed Wine Clique

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              • Originally posted by KBC View Post


                Western Dressage...


                but pumpkin cheesecake....really


                .
                I'm not sure if I grew out of stupid or ran out of brave.

                Practicing Member of the Not too Klassy for Boxed Wine Clique

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                • Pumpkin cheesecake is amazing!

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                  • Originally posted by trubandloki View Post
                    The discussion about Off Topic being an every once in awhile treat makes me giggle about how people sometimes creatively made a non-horse topic into a horse topic.
                    Or water sports such as canoeing.

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                    • Originally posted by Gestalt View Post

                      Do you think I would be allowed to do a dressage test one handed if the other hand held a pumpkin cheesecake?
                      Of course! or balance on hindquarters (the horse's....hahaha)?

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                      • Originally posted by Pocket Pony View Post

                        Strawberries are disgusting.
                        That's how I feel about blueberries. It's an unpopular opinion.

                        It's really that easy to make cheesecake? I tried a few times many, many years ago and it just seemed like a lot of work and too many disasters. Maybe when I retire I'll invest some serious effort and try again, because cheesecake is my most favorite dessert.

                        And, if we could have dressage tests where you're also scored on dessert carrying and eating, I might have a shot at being successful.
                        "Facts are meaningless. You can use facts to prove anything
                        that's even remotely true."

                        Homer Simpson

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                        • Originally posted by KBC View Post


                          Western Dressage....
                          But only if your chaps were matching in color and you were riding a dun, buckskin, or sorrel!
                          "A horse's face always conveys clearly whether it is loved by its owner or simply used." - Anja Beran

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                          • Originally posted by NoSuchPerson View Post

                            Cheesecake is too hard. You have to have special pans and then if you don't have the oven just right, the cake cracks. Cheesecake must be bought, not made. But I prefer marble over straight chocolate.
                            even I can make cheesecake so any mammal with opposable thumbs can do it!

                            PS why settle for marble when you can have 100% chocolatey goodness

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                            • Originally posted by NoSuchPerson View Post

                              That's how I feel about blueberries. It's an unpopular opinion.

                              It's really that easy to make cheesecake? I tried a few times many, many years ago and it just seemed like a lot of work and too many disasters. Maybe when I retire I'll invest some serious effort and try again, because cheesecake is my most favorite dessert.

                              And, if we could have dressage tests where you're also scored on dessert carrying and eating, I might have a shot at being successful.
                              You could carry it in your belly and be successful!

                              Mr. PoPo swears it is easy and probably the easiest thing to make. He makes all sorts of delicious cheesecakes. Regular (vanilla?), swirl, chocolate, butterscotch, pumpkin (gross, disgusting, but others like it), and I'm sure I'm forgetting something. One year he was trying to decide which flavor to make for a holiday dessert so he made a few mini ones for me to take to work to have a taste-test!

                              Pumpkin is also disgusting as a general flavor category.

                              There, I said it again.

                              (And, I don't like blueberries, either)

                              "A horse's face always conveys clearly whether it is loved by its owner or simply used." - Anja Beran

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                              • What's going on here? I come back here and expect to read more bashing and whining and what do I get? everyone
                                talking about delectable, hungry making desserts.
                                "There is no fundamental difference between man and animals in their ability to feel pleasure and pain, happiness, and misery." - Charles Darwin

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                                • Originally posted by NoSuchPerson View Post

                                  That's how I feel about blueberries. It's an unpopular opinion.
                                  Heathen...leave the board

                                  Originally posted by NoSuchPerson View Post
                                  And, if we could have dressage tests where you're also scored on dessert carrying and eating, I might have a shot at being successful.
                                  My trainer for a giggle sometimes has us ride carrying a glass of wine......I usually drink mine first then ride...I hate to waste even cheap bad wine.

                                  I'm not sure if I grew out of stupid or ran out of brave.

                                  Practicing Member of the Not too Klassy for Boxed Wine Clique

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                                  • I've lurked here for years, but only joined recently, and am glad to see this thread has drifted out towards cheesecake rather than the back and forth between the two main protagonists that we usually see duking it out on every dressage thread. I guess the flounce has its upsides! Make mine a Toblerone cheesecake please.

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                                    • Originally posted by Denali6298 View Post
                                      Pumpkin cheesecake is amazing!
                                      My husband made the most wonderful pumpkin cheesecake. Or at least it looked wonderful. when we took out to rest and then go watch some TV the dogs counter surfed and, voila no cheesecake.

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                                      • I make THE BEST rum cake - just sayin.
                                        Friend of bar.ka!
                                        Originally posted by MHM
                                        GM quote of the day, regarding the correct way to do things:
                                        "There's correct, and then there's correct. If you're almost correct, that means you're wrong."

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                                        • Originally posted by McGurk View Post
                                          mvp,



                                          Fair point. I thought I was being humorous, but I can see that others might read it as disparaging.

                                          So let me try again. Many threads devolve into bickering over what other posters meant, followed by threats to report posts, which however well meant, unfortunately sound reminiscent of playground tattletales.

                                          Someone else suggested asking a poster to clarify their intent, rather than reacting to the perceived intent in an over the top way - bringing a gun to a knife fight, in some cases.

                                          Also, as I said earlier, when threads start to go south, there tend to be two reactions:

                                          One is reporting to the moderators, the other is the offended poster attempting to moderate the thread themselves.

                                          I tend to prefer the first one; others may prefer the second. No matter, neither ends up being particularly successful.

                                          I am genuinely hoping that there's a better way and am trying to solicit some opinions about what that might be..
                                          Ok, but claiming that insult is "in the eye of the reader" if you made a characterized their POV in anything but an accurate way isn't fair. You know you modified what they said; they know it. Own it.

                                          Look, I'm a big fan of Funny. I have fired perfectly good boyfriends for failing on this one point. (You have to make me laugh if you want to get in my pants; think of it as a toll. I do feel sorry for the first man who taught me about this requirement I have (and didn't know it yet. That ended badly....)).

                                          But! You shouldn't be aiming humor at someone else, particularly if you don't know them and can only communicate in writing. I think sarcasm translates very badly from in-person and spoken to written for relative strangers. So I think the above rule about being careful and gracious about where I aim the jagged edge of my dry humor is a pretty fail-safe rule. It always works for me.

                                          Language should be wielded like a scalpel. No matter what language you speak or how smart/educated you are, you can try to be careful and accurate with how you convey your meaning. I assume folks can do that. So if I read "mean," I'm going to assume that was purposeful. After all, to do less assumes the writer was incompetent, right? No one wants that. And if you do assume folks can't write (sometimes, or some people, some of the time, doesn't that mean you have to leave the door open to passive-aggressive posts?)

                                          "Say what you mean, mean what you say." That's how I roll and I read/respond as though others are doing the same.
                                          Last edited by mvp; Feb. 13, 2018, 02:15 PM.
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