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    The official marital stress thread.

    The wife made homemade sweet potato fries tonight in the air fryer, they didn't turn out so well. I grilled burgers outside in 10F weather after shoveling the deck and they were great. This stuff ain't hard honey.

    My wife also has taken to putting every thing on me these days. She'll say "remind me to call about the garage tomorrow" and if she doesn't remember it's suddenly my fault. Then she moves about the house, talking, maybe to me, I dunno, and all of a sudden I've agreed to go to Arizona to visit some obscure relative of hers I've never met. Or maybe I've agreed to adopt another dog because she didn't here me say "NO!".

    Sigh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nOOky View Post
    The wife made homemade sweet potato fries tonight in the air fryer, they didn't turn out so well. I grilled burgers outside in 10F weather after shoveling the deck and they were great. This stuff ain't hard honey.

    My wife also has taken to putting every thing on me these days. She'll say "remind me to call about the garage tomorrow" and if she doesn't remember it's suddenly my fault. Then she moves about the house, talking, maybe to me, I dunno, and all of a sudden I've agreed to go to Arizona to visit some obscure relative of hers I've never met. Or maybe I've agreed to adopt another dog because she didn't here me say "NO!".

    Sigh.
    Air fryers are toaster ovens. You can’t air fry.

    She’s losing some confidence in her memory? Get her a white board and use that. You are getting mis-directed angst about crap she forgets but is aware that she is messing up.
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    I got her a cell phone that does almost everything except rub her back. I can't see why she even needs me, and I can't just spend my time putzing around the garage instead of serving her.
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    in her defense, sweet potatoe fries are a crap shoot, most of the ime the suck in a restaurant..... in your defense.....stay in the garage or outside, that's what i do
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    Throw meat on the floor. That’ll show her who’s the boss!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nOOky View Post
    I got her a cell phone that does almost everything except rub her back. I can't see why she even needs me, and I can't just spend my time putzing around the garage instead of serving her.
    Rookie move... Admitting that you could have done BETTER!

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    Me: What is wrong!!
    Her: Nothing... (end of discuss that night)

    Not mentioned the next day... or EVER!!!

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    Norm said it best...


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    Quote Originally Posted by azpeterb View Post
    Throw meat on the floor. That’ll show her who’s the boss!
    Or she'll yell "I can't believe you did that! I just cleaned that floor! Why am I the only one around here who cleans the floor? Maybe you could pitch in and clean the floor once in a while." Etc, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nOOky View Post
    This stuff ain't hard honey.
    Yeah. You're doomed. Sorry.

    Cut your losses. N+1 to ease the pain...
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    I was trying to think of things I do that my wife could complain about me, and so far I'm coming up blank
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    As for the air fryer, in order for (sweet) potato fries to taste good, it needs oil. Our taste buds are programed to recognize certain fats to be tasty. It's in our DNA. I use air fryer regularly and what helps is to put healthy oil of my choice on the food after it's cooked.

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    go with normal fries...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chain View Post
    go with normal fries...
    The "norm" is a variable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chain View Post
    go with normal fries...
    Agreed. One of the meanest looks my wife ever gave me was after I told her I did not want sweet potato fries "because they're always either mushy or burnt". I didn't mean anything personal by it, just stating a fact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dir-t View Post
    Agreed. One of the meanest looks my wife ever gave me was after I told her I did not want sweet potato fries "because they're always either mushy or burnt". I didn't mean anything personal by it, just stating a fact.
    If you are actually frying them dust with corn starch, baking, try pre soaking in baking soda and water?
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    Just a thought

    Go easy if theres a chance they are going through the change...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chain View Post
    go with normal fries...
    +1 for normal fries

    Sweet potato fries are a bit of an abomination

    Also: Oil rulz, air droolz


    PS: The 80s called. They want their "Fat Is Bad For You" misinformation back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eretz View Post
    This, in spades!
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Touch0Gray View Post
    This, in spades!
    Mars is no magnetic field, a thin atmosphere, largely geological inactive and is small and old.

    Venus as one of the thickest atmospheres in the Solar system (including the gas giants), is geologically pissed at Mars & Mother Earth and could the crush you with it's weather... if it didn't incinerate you first...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akirasho View Post
    Mars is no magnetic field, a thin atmosphere, largely geological inactive and is small and old.

    Venus as one of the thickest atmospheres in the Solar system (including the gas giants), is geologically pissed at Mars & Mother Earth and could the crush you with it's weather... if it didn't incinerate you first...
    Who you calling a gas giant? I am only 5 foot five, 118 pounds
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eretz View Post
    But John Gray, Ph.D. is from Uranus...
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    A few life and death moments in time cured us of any such silliness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nOOky View Post
    The wife made homemade sweet potato fries tonight in the air fryer, they didn't turn out so well. I grilled burgers outside in 10F weather after shoveling the deck and they were great. This stuff ain't hard honey.

    My wife also has taken to putting every thing on me these days. She'll say "remind me to call about the garage tomorrow" and if she doesn't remember it's suddenly my fault. Then she moves about the house, talking, maybe to me, I dunno, and all of a sudden I've agreed to go to Arizona to visit some obscure relative of hers I've never met. Or maybe I've agreed to adopt another dog because she didn't here me say "NO!".

    Sigh.
    Didn't you start a thread a while back about building a garage? You made it sound like you were doing all of the legwork.

    But seriously, as compensation to your present situation, I think you should start planning a one to three night bikepacking/bike touring trip once the weather gets a bit warmer. Get a few of your riding buddies involved. I try to do an rails to trails once a year with 3 to 5 of us, taking some lightly loaded panniers and a debit card. If I were in your neck of the woods I'd be all over the George Mickelson trail.

    And it could be worse. You could have to pick up Platy's ex from the airport.....

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    This is why, if your building a garage, put a dam bathroom in it!
    It's just so much better.
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