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« Reply #45 on: October 07, 2012, 08:39:04 AM »

More self loathing. Tonight after dinner I have to wash the dishes, I gotta wake up early on a Sunday tommorow to attend that Divine Liturgy when I'd rather be at home drinking coffee watching television, my little brother drives me insane and whenever I go anywhere my mother makes me take him with me, I need new shoes and I was just at the store but I forgot to look for some, my mother said that I go through coffee too fast and that she is only going to start buying so much a month and that if I run out early then that's my fault. I can't do it. I'll die without my coffee. My maternal grandmother is a crazy Mexican lapsed Catholic alcoholic who always asks awkward question about my my Orthodoxy or tries to make it difficult for my by specifically pointing out to everyone that I'm 'different'. Yet, my mother still makes me visit this crazy old woman when I'd rather not see her. I saw a Macbook Air laptop at the store earlier today and I really wanted it but I could not afford it. Woe is me.

Same here.  You should try black tea.  I've taken such a liking to it that I drink coffee once a week - if that much.
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« Reply #46 on: October 07, 2012, 09:27:53 AM »

Same here.  You should try black tea.  I've taken such a liking to it that I drink coffee once a week - if that much.

Tea might be good but it's really a rather poor substitute to coffee. I'd suggest switching to some stronger variety of coffee. Maybe of darker roast or espresso or Greek because with those one has no need to drink that much.
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« Reply #47 on: October 07, 2012, 10:18:20 AM »

Here's mine: i have agoraphobia and haven't been further then 15 miles from my home since 1999. Don't fly, do buses or trains. Since then I've missed all my niece's and nephew's graduations, my niece's wedding, my last aunt's funeral, my brother in law's funeral (which really hurt..he died suddenly at 41 yrs old).
counseling therapy and meds have not helped me at all.
We're invited to a party tommorow afternoon in an unfamiliar part of town, I'm hoping I can make it.

I hope you can, too.
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« Reply #48 on: October 07, 2012, 01:37:19 PM »

I woke up this morning, looked in the fridge...no beer! No Salmon! No berries! I had to eat like a peasant...

NO SALMON??  Shocked

How can you still be alive?

I try to keep going with my day... Cry

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« Reply #49 on: October 07, 2012, 01:38:46 PM »

My life is boring, I can't get a drivers license because my vision is too bad. I can't do anything spontaneously because I live far away from everything, the nearest orthodox parish is over two hours away, it has rained for 3 weeks in a row now and I can't step outside without an umbrella. I'm dreaming of packing a back and just go far, far away, but know that it will probably never happen. I know nobody who shares any of my interests and I use way to much time on the computer.

Ahh, that feels great.

Plus, aren't you Scandinavian? All of your food is neutrally colored. Smiley

Oh, you get used to that. Scandinavian food is great (well, except norwegian pudding).

It's not that bad! Texture food man! Wink
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« Reply #50 on: October 07, 2012, 01:45:10 PM »

My bedroom smelled like a distillery after I've woken up on Saturday...
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« Reply #51 on: October 07, 2012, 01:52:00 PM »

My life is boring, I can't get a drivers license because my vision is too bad. I can't do anything spontaneously because I live far away from everything, the nearest orthodox parish is over two hours away, it has rained for 3 weeks in a row now and I can't step outside without an umbrella. I'm dreaming of packing a back and just go far, far away, but know that it will probably never happen. I know nobody who shares any of my interests and I use way to much time on the computer.

Ahh, that feels great.

Plus, aren't you Scandinavian? All of your food is neutrally colored. Smiley

Oh, you get used to that. Scandinavian food is great (well, except norwegian pudding).

It's not that bad! Texture food man! Wink
Sorry, but pudding generally isn't my style. On the other hand, I'm a huge fan of your lamb sausage.
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« Reply #52 on: October 07, 2012, 01:55:20 PM »

The disease that has taken my grandmother's mind has taken her memory of me and two of my children, but not her memory of my wife and one of the kids.

I have a kidney stone.

I'm really tired of being the only Orthodox Christians in my town.
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« Reply #53 on: October 07, 2012, 02:50:54 PM »

The local stations are not showing the Steelers game.
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« Reply #54 on: October 07, 2012, 03:24:42 PM »

The local stations are not showing the Steelers game.

You're not missing much. Especially with Aikman announcing. There's always radio/internet though...
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« Reply #55 on: October 07, 2012, 03:47:08 PM »

I have to go with my dad to work twice this week when I'd rather be lazy. *sigh* why are first-world problems so hard?
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« Reply #56 on: October 07, 2012, 04:39:07 PM »

My life is boring, I can't get a drivers license because my vision is too bad. I can't do anything spontaneously because I live far away from everything, the nearest orthodox parish is over two hours away, it has rained for 3 weeks in a row now and I can't step outside without an umbrella. I'm dreaming of packing a back and just go far, far away, but know that it will probably never happen. I know nobody who shares any of my interests and I use way to much time on the computer.

Ahh, that feels great.

Plus, aren't you Scandinavian? All of your food is neutrally colored. Smiley

Oh, you get used to that. Scandinavian food is great (well, except norwegian pudding).

Is that pudding made out of real or imitation Norwegians? I prefer real, but in Lent I have to go for the imitation. It's made from Swedes and tastes socialist.
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« Reply #57 on: October 07, 2012, 04:41:42 PM »

She is your grandmother. Be lucky you still have one.

Turks boiled mine in coffee. Now I have no grandmother and no coffee.
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« Reply #58 on: October 07, 2012, 05:07:43 PM »

My life is boring, I can't get a drivers license because my vision is too bad. I can't do anything spontaneously because I live far away from everything, the nearest orthodox parish is over two hours away, it has rained for 3 weeks in a row now and I can't step outside without an umbrella. I'm dreaming of packing a back and just go far, far away, but know that it will probably never happen. I know nobody who shares any of my interests and I use way to much time on the computer.

Ahh, that feels great.

Plus, aren't you Scandinavian? All of your food is neutrally colored. Smiley

Oh, you get used to that. Scandinavian food is great (well, except norwegian pudding).

Is that pudding made out of real or imitation Norwegians? I prefer real, but in Lent I have to go for the imitation. It's made from Swedes and tastes socialist.
Yuck, don't you know that you should never eat pudding made out of imitation Norwegians? And especially not when it's made by Swedes. It's mostly just finns dipped in blubber.
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« Reply #59 on: October 07, 2012, 05:33:03 PM »

She is your grandmother. Be lucky you still have one.

Turks boiled mine in coffee. Now I have no grandmother and no coffee.
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« Reply #60 on: October 07, 2012, 05:47:52 PM »

Why does my neck still itch? Usually when I shave the itch goes away ... but not tonight!
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« Reply #61 on: October 07, 2012, 06:57:37 PM »

Scandinavian food is great.

No.
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« Reply #62 on: October 07, 2012, 07:08:47 PM »

^Scandanavian food is great at Disney World anyway.

As to the rest of this, sounds a lot like:

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« Reply #63 on: October 07, 2012, 07:11:35 PM »

I ate too much oily food and now I have a mild stomach ache.
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« Reply #64 on: October 07, 2012, 07:14:11 PM »


It seems the most disgusting foods people could only ever eat out of necessity are the ones that never catch on in other areas, and therefore remain local "delicacies". Their disgustingness in turn means that even the people who came up it will only ever touch it once a year, making it even more of a "delicacy". The result, people think they're obliged to eat nasty things like "lutefisk" when they visit (or, if you're a 3rd generation Minnesotan, that it connects you to the 'old country' and must be eaten once a week), which is unlikely to leave a good impression.

Between the bland British-like food and the disgusting delicacies, there is some surprisingly tasty stuff. Not comparable to Greek cuisine, of course, (though it wouldn't kill you guys to cut back on the lemon and spinach) but not as abominable as one might think.

Scandinavian sweets, on the other hand, no competition. At least not outside the Germanic world.
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« Reply #65 on: October 07, 2012, 07:17:18 PM »

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lutfisk

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_Jacob

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surstr%C3%B6mming

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pickled_herring

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravlax

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« Reply #66 on: October 07, 2012, 07:17:35 PM »

Scandinavian sweets, on the other hand, no competition. At least not outside the Germanic world.

With you there.
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« Reply #67 on: October 07, 2012, 07:19:52 PM »


Mmmmm

They don't carry this where I live. Gives me sad face.
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It seems the most disgusting foods people could only ever eat out of necessity are the ones that never catch on in other areas, and therefore remain local "delicacies". Their disgustingness in turn means that even the people who came up it will only ever touch it once a year, making it even more of a "delicacy". The result, people think they're obliged to eat nasty things like "lutefisk" when they visit (or, if you're a 3rd generation Minnesotan, that it connects you to the 'old country' and must be eaten once a week), which is unlikely to leave a good impression.

Between the bland British-like food and the disgusting delicacies, there is some surprisingly tasty stuff. Not comparable to Greek cuisine, of course, (though it wouldn't kill you guys to cut back on the lemon and spinach) but not as abominable as one might think.

Scandinavian sweets, on the other hand, no competition. At least not outside the Germanic world.

I just did a search for 'Scandinavian sweets,' and it turns out there's a candy bar called Plopp.  Cheesy
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« Reply #69 on: October 07, 2012, 07:25:24 PM »

Yummi Smiley

I'll never understand why fish isn't popular anymore. I love fish.
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« Reply #71 on: October 07, 2012, 08:06:09 PM »

Thank you God for this day, and please forgive me for consciously rejecting you in my decisions today.

Amen.
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« Reply #72 on: October 07, 2012, 08:11:17 PM »


Hey now. Meatballs and mashed potatoes with lefse. Mmmmm. Lutefisk, however...
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It seems the most disgusting foods people could only ever eat out of necessity are the ones that never catch on in other areas, and therefore remain local "delicacies". Their disgustingness in turn means that even the people who came up it will only ever touch it once a year, making it even more of a "delicacy". The result, people think they're obliged to eat nasty things like "lutefisk" when they visit (or, if you're a 3rd generation Minnesotan, that it connects you to the 'old country' and must be eaten once a week), which is unlikely to leave a good impression.

Between the bland British-like food and the disgusting delicacies, there is some surprisingly tasty stuff. Not comparable to Greek cuisine, of course, (though it wouldn't kill you guys to cut back on the lemon and spinach) but not as abominable as one might think.

Scandinavian sweets, on the other hand, no competition. At least not outside the Germanic world.

If there is a lethal dosage of oregano, I don't want to know about it. And I'd guess the garlic, lemon and olive oil would mellow it out.
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« Reply #74 on: October 07, 2012, 08:15:27 PM »


Ye of the Japanese user name, would you cast the first stone of culinary squeamishness?
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No one actually eats any of that stuff (I had never even heard of half of it), except the pickled herring, which isn't particularly Scandinavian (all the Slavs on the board will be salivating), and gravlaks. I'm with you on the other stuff, but gravlaks is just slices of salmon and tastes awesome. If you like salmon, I can more or less guarantee you'd like gravlaks.
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« Reply #76 on: October 07, 2012, 09:19:46 PM »

I had to miss church today because I didn't feel well.
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« Reply #77 on: October 07, 2012, 09:22:32 PM »

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« Reply #78 on: October 07, 2012, 09:24:45 PM »

Ahh! The dogs! Why didn't I ever think of that excuse when I was married?  Cool
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« Reply #79 on: October 07, 2012, 09:25:35 PM »

I had to miss church today because I didn't feel well.

I'm sorry to hear that. Was it after watching videos of Scandinavian food? Because that would be way too uncanny.
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Ahh! The dogs! Why didn't I ever think of that excuse when I was married?  Cool

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« Reply #82 on: October 08, 2012, 12:26:20 AM »

Yuck, don't you know that you should never eat pudding made out of imitation Norwegians? And especially not when it's made by Swedes. It's mostly just finns dipped in blubber.

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« Reply #83 on: October 08, 2012, 12:31:50 AM »


Gravlaks is delicious! Pickled herring is not really that bad. Flygande Jakob is pretty darn good too (I have a Swedish friend who's family made it for me once).

Never had, nor will have Surströmming. And no one (outside of Minnesota and the Dakotas) enjoys Lutefisk, although I have to eat it on occasion.
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« Reply #84 on: October 08, 2012, 10:03:31 AM »

I had to miss church today because I didn't feel well.

It's monday today.
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I had to miss church today because I didn't feel well.

It's monday today.

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« Reply #88 on: October 08, 2012, 12:26:07 PM »

I had to miss church today because I didn't feel well.

It's monday today.

Does not matter is Monday! Father Vasily says still go to Church! Matins every day.  Grin
It was Sunday night when I said that, too. Timezones...
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« Reply #89 on: October 08, 2012, 04:27:09 PM »

*Sigh* why is it that all of the Orthodox countries have to have lousy food? I mean, I'm a Mexican. Your food is an abomination to me.
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