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  • Someday, when I finally write an autobiography, I will name the chapter that deals with the past couple of months “There must be a pony in here somewhere!
    • Not sure what the title of that book would be, but the subtitle will be “I cut out all the interesting parts because I don’t want to go to jail.”
  • For those of you keeping track at home, it takes two pounds of ground chuck, three eggs, a half cup each of milk and oatmeal, and about two teaspoons of Montreal steak seasoning to make a rather tasty meatloaf in our new cast iron loaf pan.
    • Mmmmm, crunch edges.
    • Side dishes were mashed cauliflower and steamed green peas.
    • No, the cauliflower is not a substitute for mashed potatoes.  Only hash brown casserole is an acceptable substitute for mashed potatoes.  They are, however rather tasty, if you like cauliflower.
  • Speaking of cooking, a chili-ish stew mistakenly made with Italian sausage instead of chorizo was quite good.  I’ll have to remember that one.
  • I’ve gotten Boo to start listening to “Citizen of the Galaxy” while we take drives, and he’s getting into it.  Soon, it’ll be Starship Troopers and The Moon is a Harsh Mistress.
    • I will, however, let him discover Friday, I Will Fear No Evil, Stranger in a Strange Land, and Time Enough for Love after he’s 18.  There’s a fine line between “Cool Dad” and “Creepy Father”, and I do not intend to cross it.
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  1. heroditus huxley

     /  September 6, 2018

    Recommend Door into Summer, Rocketship Galileo, and Have Spacesuit–Will Travel for your young’un. Last two were even some of Heinlein’s Juveniles.

  2. c-90

     /  September 7, 2018

    Try your meatloaf with italian flavored progresso bread crumbs, and the Betty Crocker recipe.

  3. John in Philly

     /  September 7, 2018

    I just reread “The Rolling Stones,” and I would add that to Boo’s reading list.

  4. OldNFO

     /  September 7, 2018

    Yeah, those pesky statues of limitations tend to get in the way… Concur on The Rolling Stones!

  5. Bryn, Isle of Anglesey, UK

     /  September 7, 2018

    Respectfully, good luck with that schedule for Boo.
    Having discovered Heinlein at the age of 8 (Space Cadet) I’d read and sometimes re-read his entire Sci-Fi output by the age of 13 (1976) and was forever haunting the Library and any 2nd-hand bookshop I could find in the hope of finding more. No internet back then of course for an instant bibliography and “coming soon” list….
    I had the great good fortune to frequently visit a small City where the locals actually traded in their Heinlein books at the 2nd-hand bookshops…. unappreciative heathens & my good luck at the time……

    • Now that you mention it, I don’t think I’ve ever owned a brand new Heinlein book in paper format. All of mine are 2nd hand, too

  6. jon spencer

     /  September 9, 2018

    The best part of making meat loaf, is the next days fried meat loaf sandwich’s, 3/4 to 1 inch thick and fried in butter until the edge is starting to get crunchy.
    My recipe is a little different, I put a small can (drained) of french sliced green beans and a cup of panko crumbs per 2 lbs. of ground meat.

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