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« Reply #150 on: May 27, 2011, 07:27:08 PM »

How is Cleopatra's Daughter?

The book's premise and content were interesting, but the writing style didn't really "sing" to me or to the other members of my group.  The other readers who were at the discussion in Cincinnati lo-o-o-oved it, so the 4 of us pretty much kept our mouths shut.
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« Reply #151 on: May 27, 2011, 07:31:42 PM »

DR Cillaliz what about a bean salad?

Do you have a good recipe?
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« Reply #152 on: May 27, 2011, 07:40:10 PM »

Elmore I am so pleased it all went well for you today - I wish I could have been there to see (and hear ) it
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« Reply #153 on: May 27, 2011, 07:51:28 PM »

So DR Laura, is Wai-Ling going to become a permanent resident?


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« Reply #154 on: May 27, 2011, 07:52:32 PM »

and while I applaud her appreciation of all things I cannot join in her love of spiders ---- especially black widows!!
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« Reply #155 on: May 27, 2011, 07:55:05 PM »

How is Cleopatra's Daughter?

The book's premise and content were interesting, but the writing style didn't really "sing" to me or to the other members of my group.  The other readers who were at the discussion in Cincinnati lo-o-o-oved it, so the 4 of us pretty much kept our mouths shut.

I am wondering if I read this----

is this about the daughter and her brother being raised by Mark Anthony's  widow?  Is the book's narrator the daughter?
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« Reply #156 on: May 27, 2011, 07:57:27 PM »

Oh wait- not Mark Anthony's widow --- his sister - Octavian's wife.....
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« Reply #157 on: May 27, 2011, 07:59:25 PM »

His widow is his sister?  Wow, that's quite a book
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« Reply #158 on: May 27, 2011, 07:59:40 PM »

If it is the book I am thinking o,f it struck me as being geared for  the  "young adult"  (older teenager) market 
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« Reply #159 on: May 27, 2011, 08:00:47 PM »

She is fascinated by the black widows. And she can hardly wait until we go to see the bats some night.
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« Reply #160 on: May 27, 2011, 08:01:25 PM »

Day care starts on Tuesday, so I expect we will finish up "Little House on the Prairie" on Monday.
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« Reply #161 on: May 27, 2011, 08:02:43 PM »

His widow is his sister?  Wow, that's quite a book

them Roman's was  an incestuous  bunch!


I meant that Mark Anthony's  sister was Octavian's wife  (who I think ended up raising Cleopatra's children - who were fathered by Mark Anthony )  and I believe Mark Anthony's widow was Octavian's sister
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« Reply #162 on: May 27, 2011, 08:03:39 PM »

Sounds like the same book, DR Vixmom.  The twins are raised in Rome by the wife that Marc Antony left for Cleopatra.  She was also Octavian's sister.  The author has written books about Nefertiti, Nefertari, and (most recently) Madame Tussaud.  I might try that last one, just because we're getting ready to visit Paris later this year.
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« Reply #163 on: May 27, 2011, 08:04:48 PM »

She is fascinated by the black widows. And she can hardly wait until we go to see the bats some night.

Bat
s I can watch from a safe distance -

However where spiders are concerned for me a safe distance would be approximately 500,000 miles 
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« Reply #164 on: May 27, 2011, 08:05:46 PM »

His widow is his sister?  Wow, that's quite a book

The people responsible for the exhibit told us last night that someone in their office put Cleopatra's data into Family Tree Maker, the genealogy software, and it kind of went TILT!!!
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« Reply #165 on: May 27, 2011, 08:06:39 PM »

Day care starts on Tuesday, so I expect we will finish up "Little House on the Prairie" on Monday.

Are you reading the whole series or just the one book?  I LOVED these books - I bought the whole series for my neice who also loved them  but much to my surprise I could never interest the Vixter in them
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« Reply #166 on: May 27, 2011, 08:09:30 PM »

His widow is his sister?  Wow, that's quite a book

The people responsible for the exhibit told us last night that someone in their office put Cleopatra's data into Family Tree Maker, the genealogy software, and it kind of went TILT!!!

well her parents were siblings as were  her grandparents - (and probably great grandparents, great great grandparents etc etc ) she was married to both of her younger brothers - had a child with Caesar and three children with Mark Anthony
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« Reply #167 on: May 27, 2011, 08:11:43 PM »

and the Romans of Caesar's time were all related to one another since they kept marrying into each others families for political reasons and then divorcing when the politics changed 
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« Reply #168 on: May 27, 2011, 08:17:43 PM »

I am looking forward to sleep.
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« Reply #169 on: May 27, 2011, 08:19:49 PM »

I think I will be lazy and just buy some baked beans and doctor them up.   
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« Reply #170 on: May 27, 2011, 08:31:23 PM »

DR Cillaliz - here's a recipe I've been using for years:

28 oz can Campbell's Pork & Beans
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1/4 cup catsup
1 teaspoon yellow mustard
1 teaspoon hotdog relish (mustard & pickle relish combo)
1 small onion, chopped (optional - I leave this out)

Combine and pour into a baking dish.  Put bacon slices on top, if desired.  Bake at 375o for about an hour, until bubbly.

This recipe doubles and triples well and I've made it in a crockpot with great success.  Also, if you don't have the hotdog relish, just use a teaspoon and a half of mustard and half a teaspoon of pickle relish and the result is the same.  And leftovers, cold, on pumpernickel bread make a great sandwich!
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« Reply #171 on: May 27, 2011, 08:36:47 PM »

So, I bought a new automatic drip coffee maker today and just unpacked it, washed the carafe, and followed the christening instructions, running a pot of plain water through the brew cycle.  It took f-o-r-e-v-e-r and not near as much water came out as went in.  If it doesn't do any better with coffee tomorrow morning, it's going back to Kroger.
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Re: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
« Reply #172 on: May 27, 2011, 08:38:49 PM »

I have a Keurig, Ginny. I love it.
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« Reply #173 on: May 27, 2011, 08:39:11 PM »

So, I bought a new automatic drip coffee maker today and just unpacked it, washed the carafe, and followed the christening instructions, running a pot of plain water through the brew cycle.  It took f-o-r-e-v-e-r and not near as much water came out as went in.  If it doesn't do any better with coffee tomorrow morning, it's going back to Kroger.

what brand?
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« Reply #174 on: May 27, 2011, 08:42:13 PM »

Rehearsal was fun - still some roughness on one particular duet, but it will be fine by Tuesday.  Listening to everything today was good as I made some adjustments to my running order - but it's a really fun group of songs.
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« Reply #175 on: May 27, 2011, 08:42:56 PM »

I went to Gelson's and got a small cucumber roll and a bagel, which was my evening snack.
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Re: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
« Reply #176 on: May 27, 2011, 08:46:24 PM »

DR Vixmom, I bought the cheapest 12-cup Mr. Coffee, because I didn't want anything fancy.

DR Laura, With 2 coffee-drinkers (Rob and myself) wanting several cups in quick succession, the Keurig seems inefficient to me.  I know lots of people who love them - so convince me!
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« Reply #177 on: May 27, 2011, 08:46:47 PM »

Did you see my email, BK?
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« Reply #178 on: May 27, 2011, 08:47:22 PM »

Well, I like bold coffee. My DH loves weak coffee. We are both happy now.
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« Reply #179 on: May 27, 2011, 08:48:45 PM »

I can also have my yummy chocolate doughnut flavor, then switch over the the Wolfgang Puck coffee for the next cup.
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