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Anything Else Amazon / Re: Alexa Commands
« on: Today at 03:06:47 PM »
Say "Alexa, play playlist Classic Christmas Music", or whatever the exact name of the playlist is.  It's not on Amazon Prime.  It's in your playlist.
And only my 1 Prime song will play, not all the other songs that I personally uploaded.

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Anything Else Amazon / Re: Alexa Commands
« on: Today at 02:42:14 PM »
Interesting - I've got a playlist of Christmas music that has 1 Prime song in it & 95 personally uploaded songs. Alexa is only playing the Prime song & tells me there are no more songs in that playlist.

I found this: http://www.echotalk.org/index.php?topic=2749.0

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Chicken Tortilla Soup

http://www.kitschencat.com/pressure-cooker-chicken-tortilla-soup/

I cheated with frozen chopped onions and green peppers, and went with two cans of black beans.

https://www.skinnytaste.com/instant-pot-pressure-cooker-easy-salsa/

This chicken is sooo versatile!

http://www.auntbeesrecipes.com/2017/01/instant-pot-baked-potatoes.html

The potatoes do take a while, and I do brush with oil and throw in the toaster oven to crisp the skins, but when you're lacking a conventional oven it's great!


http://www.hurstbeans.com/recipes/351/Instant-Pot-Vegetarian-15-BEAN-SOUP
http://www.hurstbeans.com/recipes/343/Tex-Mex-Pinto-Beans-Instant-Pot-recipe

I've also had long grain rice on hand - again for all of these my freezer is my BFF, too!
THANK YOU!!

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The Instant Pot has been a true godsend being without a kitchen.  I've made dinner in it several times a week in the last couple of weeks. Today we had flooring put down and I was making a chicken tortilla soup I found online and the guys wanted to try it. LOL

Salsa chicken (I froze half)  is great on a baked potato (I finished them off in the toaster oven for a crispier skin), with some cheese on top. I also used it in salads, on tortillas... you'd think I'd be chicken'd out, but no. ;)
Would LOVE to have you point to recipes for everything you've mentioned here!

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Not Quite Kindle / Re: Outlander - Starz - Season 3 September 10th
« on: December 11, 2017, 10:42:15 PM »
And a Season 4 trailer/teaser ... says Outlander returns in 2018, so seems like maybe not so long of a Droughtlander this time around  :D

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Not Quite Kindle / Re: Outlander - Starz - Season 3 September 10th
« on: December 11, 2017, 10:37:29 PM »
Nice recap of interview with RDM here on the ‘Outlander’ Season Three Finale, Seasons Four and Five, and Tobias ... nice that it provides the text as well as vid -- I hate listening to vids usually because I can read a lot faster, but I know other generations/audiences prefer vids

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Not Teddy Bears ... Paddington Bears. :)
Of course! I stand corrected!   :P

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The Echo Show is going for $149.99 today. That's the lowest price I've noticed for it so far. I bought the original 2 pack with $100 off, so each one was $180. I'm happy with them, and use them more than my original Echo. Be aware, though, that YouTube has been pulled once again by Google. It's not clear if it will be available at some future point. I did use it when it was available, but not extensively, so I can live with its absence. You can still use the Show to watch movie trailers and Prime video.

https://smile.amazon.com/Amazon-Echo-Show-Alexa-Enabled-Black/dp/B01J24C0TI/ref=redir_mobile_desktop?_encoding=UTF8&ref_=ods_gw_ha_kt_tpr_decLooks like several other Amazon devices are on sale as well:

https://www.amazon.com/b/ref=ods_fam_ps_tpr_dec17?&node=11851273011

Really interesting the development & competition between the various providers as to what you can access via streaming. I'm a dedicated Android User for my mobile & browser use but an Amazon user for vids



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I like the Heathrow teddy bear commercials.  Definitely sentimental.  This is the 2017 commercial, but they've been doing them for a few years now.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cheo1P22cUU" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cheo1P22cUU</a>

Betsy
I'll be flying through Heathrow on 12/17 on my way from Houston (but originating in Albuquerque) to Ireland where my daughter is getting married on 12/22 ----- I'll be on the lookout for the Teddy Bears, they are so endearing  :D :D

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Not Quite Kindle / Re: Outlander - Starz - Season 3 September 10th
« on: December 10, 2017, 10:02:18 PM »
Just watched (but only "with one eye" -- had some work-work I needed to do tonight, which I did while watching the episode). Saw that several others were indicating that a rewatch (or two or three) would be necessary, I just needed to know the general framework of how this episode was handled.

Having re-read & re-listened to Diana G's/Davnina Porter's versions (multiple times) ... I am ever so grateful that Ron D Moore & company have given us all such a wonderful additional media in which to revel in and sooooo enjoy the Outlander Universe that DG started !!!!!

Print (as created & initiated by Herself) ... Audio (as marvelously narrated by Davina Porter) ... Screen (as brought to life by the fabulous Ron D Moore & everyone he brought with him) ... us Outlander Universe fans are so INCREDIBLY blessed for these rich resources !!!!

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Not Quite Kindle / Re: Outlander - Starz - Season 3 September 10th
« on: December 10, 2017, 09:36:10 AM »
Just got my email about 3 minutes ago - enjoy, Gertie!

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Not Quite Kindle / Re: Outlander - Starz - Season 3 September 10th
« on: December 10, 2017, 08:58:49 AM »
Oh, that is good news.

Meanwhile, I'm getting ready to chew my fingernails to the bone during today's episode. I'm keeping my email open so I get the notice as soon as it's posted.
I don't know whether a subscription is different than having STARZ as part of a cable package (which is what I have) - but, although I cannot watch right now, it's available to watch through my cable package.

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Not Quite Kindle / Re: Outlander - Starz - Season 3 September 10th
« on: December 09, 2017, 11:00:46 PM »
They claim they don't want any future Droughtlander ... 'Outlander' in 'early' season 5 renewal talks

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Decided to go with "pretty girls" - not a lot of reviews - but of the ones that exist, it's pretty well rated. About to take a trip to Ireland  :P so it might be my plane read.

I don't know about the offer of the hardback for $9.99 or less - I'm not sure I'd want to buy a hardback DTB for something that I wasn't already in total love.

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Not Quite Kindle / Re: Vegetarian main dish that's actually tasty?
« on: December 09, 2017, 02:33:23 PM »
I haven't tried this yet, but it sounds pretty good to me:
https://avirtualvegan.com/portobello-pot-roast/

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Anything Else Amazon / Re: Alexa Can Now Read To Me?
« on: December 07, 2017, 09:38:36 AM »
I am new to the Alexa world, having only recently gotten an Echo Dot. I'll check this out -because I have a lot of books in Kindle form but prefer audiobooks much of the time. I haven't really enjoyed the speech-to-text feature of many Kindle books because I haven't enjoyed the flat affect of the narration. But if Alexa could read with a (even slightly) better voice, this might work for me.

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Not Quite Kindle / Re: Outlander - Starz - Season 3 September 10th
« on: December 04, 2017, 02:13:58 PM »
I love, love, loved this  episode that seemed just 5 minutes long. So much happened, but the puzzler for me was the 200 year old babe described in the prophesy  by Margaret that Geillis latched on to.
I then saw a tweet from Sofie Skelton (sp?) aka Briana, that said that perfectly described her!
Wow - don't do twitter too much, so didn't see that; another point for the rewatch!

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Not Quite Kindle / Re: Outlander - Starz - Season 3 September 10th
« on: December 04, 2017, 10:56:35 AM »
Since "The Bakra" had a giant ego, I never understood her letting herself go in the books. And she was much creepier, also more in character. She was more sinister in the book. Did you notice her neck piece (can't call it a necklace) at the reception? Very spidery. In fact her whole outfit was very Gothic right down to the colors. Reminded me of Kenya's evil outfit on Project Runway.

The color is bad in this photo. It was the same shade as you know who wore last night.
I didn't notice - something to look forward to on the rewatch  :D
And I truly LOVED the goat's blood scene - very powerful!

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Not Quite Kindle / Re: Outlander - Starz - Season 3 September 10th
« on: December 03, 2017, 10:29:31 PM »
Still watching ... but whoaaa ... the Claire's discovery of Geilis is intense ... more later ...
...
Finished watching ... WILL REWATCH, so much there ... LOVED the after-show commentary, great perspective
...
While ALWAYS loving the original writing of these "scenes", additionally loving them being brought to screen
...
Never expected word-for-word rendition & this episode is really great LOVED having Geilles being much more attractive than imagining her as a giant "slug" as portrayed in print

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Not Quite Kindle / Re: Outlander - Starz - Season 3 September 10th
« on: December 03, 2017, 07:44:12 PM »
...
They aren't doing anything nasty like skipping a week again, are they?
Nope - it's on the schedule for December 10 ... and then NO MORE UNTIL WHO KNOWS WHEN.....    ***sob***

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Not Quite Kindle / Re: Android ad-blockers
« on: November 28, 2017, 11:03:05 PM »
I don't see an app called Adblock Plus FTW in the Android play store.

Well, for beginners:

There's THIS ONE, but it may be just for the Samsung browser (which is what I am using).

But it also seems like this might be more generic: Adblock Plus for Android; Here's a review from CNET

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Not Quite Kindle / Re: Outlander - Starz - Season 3 September 10th
« on: November 27, 2017, 07:49:26 PM »
Wow! Congratulations to you and your family.
Thanks! Really looking forward to it.

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Not Quite Kindle / Re: Outlander - Starz - Season 3 September 10th
« on: November 27, 2017, 06:31:27 PM »
Nah, it's fine. I'm already well past it.

So, what did you think of the Ep? And is it really only two more? Next week's looks great from the preview.
Yes there are really only 2 episodes left - so very very sad
I watched the episode "quickly" - I didn't want to wait but have much to do around the house these days as daughter #2 is getting married in Ireland on 12/22 & I'm sewing my own outfit, & we are trying to get Christmas things done well ahead of our 12/16 departure date!

So I didn't watch very closely, have it recorded to watch more intently later on - but I did enjoy it & was fine with the storyline departures

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I haven't even opened the shipping box yet.  I feel a little intimidated?
Go For It!!

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Not Quite Kindle / Re: Outlander - Starz - Season 3 September 10th
« on: November 27, 2017, 04:06:07 PM »
Gertie (or any others), if my snake pic is distressing, let me know & I'll remove it.

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