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    Quote Originally Posted by kf0rt View Post
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    Heya Charles!

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    Well, the Boss got a lot of nice stuff, including a new Pirates jersey she really wanted.

    Little Miss Field Day got a lot of nice stuff, including a Hamilton wall calendar for 2017, which came as a total and pleasant surprise.

    I got socks.

    (Well, I also got myself a 2017 ARRL Handbook at the same time I ordered the Hamilton calendar & a related book about the Broadway play, but they don't know that)

    I was hoping to buy a small amp, but the Boss overspent on toys for the grandkids, which drained just enough funds to put me under the threshold. But I have some shekels set aside now; I'll add to it over the next few weeks, paycheck by paycheck, and by WASHFest 2017, I should have enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by W3WN View Post
    Well, the Boss got a lot of nice stuff, including a new Pirates jersey she really wanted.

    Little Miss Field Day got a lot of nice stuff, including a Hamilton wall calendar for 2017, which came as a total and pleasant surprise.

    I got socks.

    (Well, I also got myself a 2017 ARRL Handbook at the same time I ordered the Hamilton calendar & a related book about the Broadway play, but they don't know that)

    I was hoping to buy a small amp, but the Boss overspent on toys for the grandkids, which drained just enough funds to put me under the threshold. But I have some shekels set aside now; I'll add to it over the next few weeks, paycheck by paycheck, and by WASHFest 2017, I should have enough.
    Just keep humming Carly Simon's "Anticipation". That is what I do. It'll make the wait that much more rewarding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KK4AMI View Post
    Just keep humming Carly Simon's "Anticipation". That is what I do. It'll make the wait that much more rewarding.
    Thanks, but... No.

    I like, strongly prefer actually, Heinz Ketchup, but I'm not humming or singing any of their commercials.
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    Quote Originally Posted by W3WN View Post
    Thanks, but... No.

    I like, strongly prefer actually, Heinz Ketchup, but I'm not humming or singing any of their commercials.
    My days of humming for regular ketchup are over. We only buy the low carb, no sugar, no fructose stuff (basically just vinegar with a tomato floating in it.) I am being turned into a mustard and horse radish man.
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    Funny you should mention that...

    Years ago, the old, old sitcom "My Three Sons" had an episode where one of the sons was playing psychological-type pranks (if memory serves, for a school project) on his father and "Uncle Charlie".

    At one point, the boy(s) added a lot of sugar to the ketchup bottle. Then at dinner, they tried to hornswoggle Uncle Charlie into believing that the tomato crop was sweeter this year... and Dad looks right at them with a Don't-BS-Me look and says "Who put sugar in the ketchup?"

    Only thing is, since then, it's not a joke. Amazing, and sad, how many food items have had sugar added to them, over the last few decades.
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    From Wikipedia:

    In the 17th century, the Chinese mixed a concoction of pickled fish and spices and called it (in the Amoy dialect) kôe-chiap or kę-chiap (鮭汁, Mandarin Chinese guī zhī, Cantonese gwai1 zap1) meaning the brine of pickled fish (鮭, salmon; 汁, juice) or shellfish. By the early 18th century, the table sauce had made it to the Malay states (present day Malaysia and Singapore), where it was tasted by English colonists. The Indonesian-Malay word for the sauce was kecap (pronounced "kay-chap"). That word evolved into the English word "ketchup". English settlers then took ketchup with them to the American colonies.

    The term Ketchup was used in 1690 in the Dictionary of the Canting Crew which was well acclaimed in North America. The spelling "catchup" may have also been used in the past.
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