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BTS : Avatar Creations 2014

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posted on Feb, 17 2014 @ 12:19 PM
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Cody




posted on Feb, 17 2014 @ 01:14 PM
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Up for grabs.
I took this photo at a water theme park a few years ago, ca 2008.



I could've done better,but that darn shark just wouldn't stand still.

Hahaha, bad joke, I know.


(I know, some types of sharks have to keep swimming to live.)




edit on 17/2/2014 by Rainbowresidue because: Holy Apple Schnapps Batman, my spelling today is terrible!



posted on Feb, 17 2014 @ 01:43 PM
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I drink coffee for the flavor. Caffeine, in "normal" doses, has little effect on me. If i take one of those "caffeine shots" from a truck stop, that'll do the trick. But regular coffee and espresso...it is just another beverage.

Cody...the bacon cheddars....they are in mortal danger if i am around. Not threatening them...just stating that i will eat their children. Or, at least eat the rest of whatever is in the package.



posted on Feb, 17 2014 @ 01:50 PM
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Do you get them state side BFFT ?

If not I would happily fed ex you a packet to try. I could send them to your place of work

It's the least I could do after all the help you've been to me.

Cody



posted on Feb, 17 2014 @ 01:58 PM
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I'm your complete opposite then.
I only drink nescafe, the ones that are weaker and come out of the packet.

I tried espresso in Italy once and Arabic coffee in Kuwait once, and both times I thought my heart jumped into turbo mode.
It's too strong for me.
Arabs will usually drink their thick, and extra strong coffee sometimes late at night before going to bed, I guess they have become immune to it, but it would sure keep me up all night, and the next day!



posted on Feb, 17 2014 @ 02:00 PM
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LOL....never seen them here.

But if you want to start an international food exchange, i am down.



posted on Feb, 17 2014 @ 02:05 PM
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Chef Stephen Pyles is an acquaintance of mine. One time while dining at his place Samar in Dallas, we tried his Arabian and his Turkish coffee. It has little to do with the bean, and everything to do with the way they brew it.

The arabian coffee was quite good. Strong, like an espresso. Somewhat grainy due to the prep.

The Turkish coffee was atrocious. They pack the coffee into the cup, then cover it with water. The whole thing goes into the heat to brew. They brought out the cup, and it was so hot that it took a piece of skin with it when I tried to sip it. It was "muddy" (full of very fine sediment that would mix into the fluid).

The arabian coffee was prepared similarly, but not heated/brewed in the cup. It was much, much better.

The food at Samar was excellent. Lots of middle eastern flavors, and a little indian mixed in for good measure. The only other "knock" i had was the iced tea (which the brits likely roll over in their grave over to begin with). I like mine to be a plain orange pekoe. Nothing fancy. At Samar, they put cardamom in it. I took a sip and almost spit it across the table. Had I been warned, i may have been ok with it. But it still felt like heresy to a Texas boy.



posted on Feb, 17 2014 @ 02:13 PM
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Arabic coffee:Yes, it is grainy, and you can't drink the whole little cup because the grains sink to the bottom of the cup, and they also put spices in it. (cloves, cinnamon, and whatever they like.)

I have never tried Turkish coffee before, Turkish beer (Efes) yes, but not coffee.
I had to wait at the Turkish airport for a couple of hours once to catch my next flight, so I asked the waiter what was good, and he told me to try their beer.
I've been drinking it ever since.


I will give the Turkish coffee a try someday just out of curiosity, when I don't mind staying up all night.

Ps: they also put cardamon in Arabic coffee most of the time.

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posted on Feb, 17 2014 @ 02:17 PM
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LOL....never seen them here.

But if you want to start an international food exchange, i am down.


My mom made friends with a girl from England. She came to visit several years ago (which is a story in itself, actually).

When she went back, she sent a care package over to us full of stuff like Snickers, Aero bars, etc, etc. The one difference in our candy bars and yours is that the caramel in yours seems to be mixed into the nougat. It was quite tasty on the Snickers. The Aero...i wasn't very fond of. There were several that she sent, along with some other stuff of a similar nature. We traded packages like that for a few times, then she started a new phase of her life and we didn't talk to her much.

One thing that we still have is a recorder flute she made. It was a hobby of hers, and she sent my youngest one of her handmade recorders. Which we quickly had to seize and label a "special toy from a friend" and place in the top of our closet so he wouldn't drive us nuts.



posted on Feb, 17 2014 @ 02:17 PM
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U2U me or email me your work address

Wouldn't want the one with stupid running deep taking the package.

Give me a few days and I'll get it sorted and sent off, hopefully the laws will allow it through.

I'll U2U the tracking details

Cody



posted on Feb, 17 2014 @ 02:20 PM
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cody599
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U2U me or email me your work address


Done...don't gotta ask me twice. Momma always said the shy ones are the hungry ones.




Wouldn't want the one with stupid running deep taking the package.


You don't know how hard that made me laugh.



posted on Feb, 17 2014 @ 02:23 PM
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they put cardamom in it


Rainbow maybe able to help me out here

The Hebrew for cardamom is Hell with a kind of flem filled H. My Arabic is a tad rusty but I'd guess it's similar

Always thought that was appropriate

Cody



posted on Feb, 17 2014 @ 02:29 PM
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Heil=Cardamon in Arabic

Pronounced 'hell' as in Satan's home.
I didn't know this ,I just asked my husband, he's Lebanese.He can't stand coffee but he knows how to prepare it.

Well, I guess it's the same word then Cody.


Gosh,my spelling is terrible today.
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posted on Feb, 17 2014 @ 02:34 PM
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bigfatfurrytexan

cody599
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U2U me or email me your work address


Done...don't gotta ask me twice. Momma always said the shy ones are the hungry ones.




Wouldn't want the one with stupid running deep taking the package.


You don't know how hard that made me laugh.


Got it


I'll get it sorted out as soon as work allows.

Just do yourself a favour, put on your favourite music, pour a sip of your favourite tipple,

Sit back, relax, put your feet on the desk.

And then do me a favour

Raise a toast to our friends on ATS

Cody



posted on Feb, 17 2014 @ 02:37 PM
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Yep

I had a sneaking suspicion it would be the same

Thanks

Cody



posted on Feb, 17 2014 @ 02:46 PM
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You're welcome.

Have a great evening gentlemen. I had a great time,even though no one came for a new avatar today, harumph!
But at least I spent it with you guys talking about coffee.
Mr.RR is calling me to watch our comedy show, which we enjoy watching together.

I'll see you tomorrow,
RR



posted on Feb, 17 2014 @ 02:50 PM
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Use to have an Iranian neighbor. She was an elderly woman
who did not speak any English & I did not know Farsi but some how
we communicated a wee bit. She would have me over for coffee
& it was Turkish. She made in in a small cup like pot with a long
handle. I think she put in the grounds, not sure if any water, some cream
& stirred in over the gas stove.
I enjoyed it but didn't know what was proper because the coffee
grinds (more like a powder) were in the bottom of the cup like mud.
I swished it & drank the mud every time...LOL! I didn't want to be rude.

Cheers
Ektar



posted on Feb, 17 2014 @ 02:56 PM
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You are talking about food ! and coffee... i love food and i drink coffee at least once a day ( i used to have coffee all the time )
Coffee usually in the mornings.. i like expresso and cafe au lait, my coffee needs to be veryyy sweet lol you wouldn´t drink that what i do..
back to business ..

Painted in photoshop from scratch


and avatar


i came into conclusion that i wanted to change color as it brought more details out..
so here are few steps on the road.. if intrested very crappy haha
Steps on the road

I got so bored to this guy that im most likely going to say goodbye to him...

And i do like eating good food



PS. maybe he needs an ats logo in his shirt..
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posted on Feb, 18 2014 @ 12:17 AM
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I had to drop in this thread and let BFFT know I LOVE the new avi. I saw it on another thread but didn't want to derail it. It reminds me of A Pimp Named Slickback.

Nice!



posted on Feb, 18 2014 @ 12:17 AM
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Holy crap


That's amazing, and the colours are perfect, impressive stuff dolluka, is that isn't snapped up immediately then we simply aren't getting enough traffic.

I'm in awe of your talent

Cody



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