Looking for local friends and recommendations!

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Hello Kansas City!

I’ll be in town from 4/28-5/2 for a conference so it’d be nice to meet locals and have some company during meals. I’m staying near the Kansas City Convention Center and won’t have a car. I have a free day on 4/29 but the other days I’ll probably only be free for dinner, possibly lunch. I’m looking for something platonic and possibly ongoing because I might be traveling there regularly for the next couple months.

I definitely need to try some BBQ! Also taking recommendations for delicious places that are good for solo dining in case I don’t find anyone.

A little about me: 31 year old Asian female from the Bay Area, enjoys traveling as well as hiking, eating, cocktails, and museums on weekends. I prefer someone around my age or older. Please also be friendly. I can exchange SFW photos with you.

Send me a message if you’re interested or have any recs! 🙂

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How to Caulk Around a Bathtub

How to Caulk Around a Bathtub
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva demonstrates the correct materials and techniques required for re-caulking a bathtub.

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Time: 2-3 hours

Cost: $50

Skill Level: Beginner

Tools List for Caulking a Bathtub:
Razor blade
Corner grooving tool
Painter’s tape
Caulking gun

Shopping List:
100% silicone caulking
Drop cloth
Rubbing alcohol

1. Start by closing the pop-up drain in the tub and covering the entire tub with a drop cloth to protect it from scratches, residue, etc.
2. Take the razor blade and carefully pry the old caulking off the tub. Keep the angle of the blade as low as possible and watch the caulking to see if it’s being cut. If any of the caulking is left over on the tub, the new caulking won’t stick.
3. Repeat this process on the other side of the caulking where it meets the tile.
4. Once the caulking has been cut, pull it away from the tub and tile. Use the razor blade as a guide wherever the caulking is still stuck.
5. Repeat this process in the corners of shower stall. A corner grooving tool might work better than the razor blade here.
6. Add some rubbing alcohol to a rag and clean off the surfaces where the old caulking used to be. Have a fan running or open the window to keep the room well ventilated while using the rubbing alcohol.
7. Add painter’s tape about ¼” from the corners where the caulking will go on both the wall side and the tub side.
8. Cut the tip of the caulking and place it in the gun.
9. Apply the caulking in between the painter’s tape lines. Keep the gun perpendicular to the surface being caulked and keep moving. Keep hitting the trigger as you go along to ensure a steady amount of caulking is coming out.
10. Once you reach a corner, trace back over the caulking lines with your finger.
11. Repeat this process for all the corners that need to be caulked.
12. Remove all the painter’s tape while the caulking is still wet.
13. Let the caulking dry for 30 minutes before using the shower again. After that, the caulking will need 24 hours to cure, so don’t touch the caulking until then.

To remove any existing caulking, Tom advises to use whichever tool is the most comfortable that has a flat enough blade to get behind the caulking without scratching it. These types of scrapers and blades can be found at home centers.

For caulking around a bathtub, Tom recommends using anything that is 100% silicone. In the segment, he used 100% Silicone Sealant in White, which is manufactured by Gorilla Glue (https://www.gorillatough.com/).

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Geoffrey Zakarian Makes Filipino Adobo Chicken | Food Network

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Geoffrey Zakarian Makes Filipino Adobo Chicken | Food Network
Filipino Adobo Chicken is so tender you’ll barely need a knife to cut it!

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Filipino Adobo Chicken
Level: Easy
Total: 8 hr 45 min (includes marinating time)
Active: 25 min
Yield: 4 servings


8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup distilled vinegar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 habanero, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cups thinly sliced onions
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
2 bay leaves
1 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
4 cups steamed jasmine rice
4 lime wedges


Combine the chicken with the soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, black pepper and habanero in a resealable plastic bag. Marinate overnight, refrigerated.

Remove the chicken from the bag and pat dry (reserve the marinade).

Heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat and add the olive oil. Add the chicken skin-side down and cook until brown, about 4 minutes. Remove the chicken and set aside. Add the onion and garlic and cook until the onions soften and are slightly translucent, about 5 minutes. Strain the marinade and add it to the Dutch oven along with 4 cups water. Return the chicken to the pan and bring to a slow simmer. Add the bay leaves and cook until the chicken is tender and the sauce has reduced, about 20 minutes. Finish with the fresh parsley.

Serve with jasmine rice and lime wedges.

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