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« Reply #10755 on: December 11, 2011, 11:28:46 AM »
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I have the same feelings about George Michael and Last Christmas  >:(

That's one of those songs that has only about two sentences in it, repeated over and over. Doesn't sound like he took a lot of time on that one.  ;)

He's too busy cruising around in his car looking for someone 'special' to give his heart to this year, that's why. lol++
I just hope he went to the bathroom before he left the house this time.

I thought that was the whole point of him leaving the house


Oh, I thought he was out of toilet paper and he just had to faith that Club Tropicana's convenience store would be open late because someone forgot to wake him up before they... went went(?)

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #10756 on: December 11, 2011, 11:34:48 AM »
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I have the same feelings about George Michael and Last Christmas  >:(

That's one of those songs that has only about two sentences in it, repeated over and over. Doesn't sound like he took a lot of time on that one.  ;)

He's too busy cruising around in his car looking for someone 'special' to give his heart to this year, that's why. lol++
I just hope he went to the bathroom before he left the house this time.

I thought that was the whole point of him leaving the house.


Oh, I thought he was out of toilet paper and he just had to faith that Club Tropicana's convenience store would be open late because someone forgot to wake him up before they... went went(?)

No, he was out looking to buy a cottage and needed the bathroom.
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« Reply #10757 on: December 11, 2011, 11:58:09 AM »
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I have the same feelings about George Michael and Last Christmas  >:(

That's one of those songs that has only about two sentences in it, repeated over and over. Doesn't sound like he took a lot of time on that one.  ;)

He's too busy cruising around in his car looking for someone 'special' to give his heart to this year, that's why. lol++
I just hope he went to the bathroom before he left the house this time.

I thought that was the whole point of him leaving the house.


Oh, I thought he was out of toilet paper and he just had to faith that Club Tropicana's convenience store would be open late because someone forgot to wake him up before they... went went(?)

No, he was out looking to buy a cottage and needed the bathroom.
I've run out of puns, so I'm just going to say, "Wham!" because it makes me laugh in a juvenile manner.

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« Reply #10758 on: December 11, 2011, 12:04:46 PM »
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I have the same feelings about George Michael and Last Christmas  >:(

That's one of those songs that has only about two sentences in it, repeated over and over. Doesn't sound like he took a lot of time on that one.  ;)

He's too busy cruising around in his car looking for someone 'special' to give his heart to this year, that's why. lol++
I just hope he went to the bathroom before he left the house this time.

I thought that was the whole point of him leaving the house.


Oh, I thought he was out of toilet paper and he just had to faith that Club Tropicana's convenience store would be open late because someone forgot to wake him up before they... went went(?)

No, he was out looking to buy a cottage and needed the bathroom.
I've run out of puns, so I'm just going to say, "Wham!" because it makes me laugh in a juvenile manner.

We should stop anyway as there's probably a warning somewhere with my name on it waiting to happen for some reason  :laugh: They seem to be quite popular around here.
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« Reply #10759 on: December 11, 2011, 12:11:01 PM »
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I have the same feelings about George Michael and Last Christmas  >:(

That's one of those songs that has only about two sentences in it, repeated over and over. Doesn't sound like he took a lot of time on that one.  ;)

He's too busy cruising around in his car looking for someone 'special' to give his heart to this year, that's why. lol++
I just hope he went to the bathroom before he left the house this time.

I thought that was the whole point of him leaving the house.


Oh, I thought he was out of toilet paper and he just had to faith that Club Tropicana's convenience store would be open late because someone forgot to wake him up before they... went went(?)

No, he was out looking to buy a cottage and needed the bathroom.
I've run out of puns, so I'm just going to say, "Wham!" because it makes me laugh in a juvenile manner.

We should stop anyway as there's probably a warning somewhere with my name on it waiting to happen for some reason  :laugh: They seem to be quite popular around here.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #10760 on: December 11, 2011, 05:08:39 PM »
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I have the same feelings about George Michael and Last Christmas  >:(

That's one of those songs that has only about two sentences in it, repeated over and over. Doesn't sound like he took a lot of time on that one.  ;)

He's too busy cruising around in his car looking for someone 'special' to give his heart to this year, that's why. lol++
I just hope he went to the bathroom before he left the house this time.

I thought that was the whole point of him leaving the house.


Oh, I thought he was out of toilet paper and he just had to faith that Club Tropicana's convenience store would be open late because someone forgot to wake him up before they... went went(?)

No, he was out looking to buy a cottage and needed the bathroom.
I've run out of puns, so I'm just going to say, "Wham!" because it makes me laugh in a juvenile manner.

We should stop anyway as there's probably a warning somewhere with my name on it waiting to happen for some reason  :laugh: They seem to be quite popular around here.
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« Reply #10761 on: December 13, 2011, 03:36:52 PM »
I was walking downtown to do several errands and passed about five or six churches on the way to the post office. Many of them have their Christmas schedules posted on big signs, hanging from the church gates.

At a Methodist church, the sign had two different Communion times marked: Traditional Communion and Contemporary Communion.

Number one, WHAT?  ??? I used to work at a Methodist church and attended a few services when the nursery was empty. I don't remember two different types of communion. Also, there was nothing contemporary about the church service.


So confused....any Methodists around to enlighten me? :)
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« Reply #10762 on: December 13, 2011, 03:45:39 PM »
Maybe one service has old-fashioned Christmas songs and the other has new pop ones? Just a guess.

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« Reply #10763 on: December 13, 2011, 03:58:40 PM »
That was my guess, too. But churches usually say "traditional worship" and "modern worship," not Communion.

Interesting, though...
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« Reply #10764 on: December 13, 2011, 04:58:56 PM »
I was walking downtown to do several errands and passed about five or six churches on the way to the post office. Many of them have their Christmas schedules posted on big signs, hanging from the church gates.

At a Methodist church, the sign had two different Communion times marked: Traditional Communion and Contemporary Communion.

Number one, WHAT?  ??? I used to work at a Methodist church and attended a few services when the nursery was empty. I don't remember two different types of communion. Also, there was nothing contemporary about the church service.


So confused....any Methodists around to enlighten me? :)
I don't know which Methodist church you noticed or are otherwise familiar with. I was formerly Free Methodist. There was and still is a rather formal ritual that shows Anglican heritage. However, pastors are allowed to "adapt" communion procedures. Some of those results are appalling and it was one of those instances that broke the camel's back for me in moving into the Orthodox Church.

So it's quite possible that there are indeed two different Communion services that could be described as you saw.

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« Reply #10765 on: December 13, 2011, 10:33:05 PM »
Maybe traditional is wine, contemporary is grape juice.

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« Reply #10766 on: December 14, 2011, 08:48:32 AM »
Nicely done, FountainPen & Volnutt! You got my morning started with a chuckle.
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« Reply #10767 on: December 14, 2011, 07:15:28 PM »
Nicely done, FountainPen & Volnutt! You got my morning started with a chuckle.
You're welcome.  ;D

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« Reply #10768 on: December 15, 2011, 04:11:31 PM »
One of Freshman students just asked if I was Orthodox. I asked him why he thought that, and he responded that it was because he thought that I look Greek.  :D
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« Reply #10769 on: December 15, 2011, 04:27:47 PM »
One of Freshman students just asked if I was Orthodox. I asked him why he thought that, and he responded that it was because he thought that I look Greek.  :D

Perhaps your student was being prophetic... ;)
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« Reply #10770 on: December 15, 2011, 04:28:07 PM »
One of Freshman students just asked if I was Orthodox. I asked him why he thought that, and he responded that it was because he thought that I look Greek.  :D

Perhaps your student was being prophetic... ;)
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« Reply #10771 on: December 15, 2011, 06:05:33 PM »
Bah Humbug: Part 2:

Is it just me who thinks that it's weird to tell someone that for their Christmas present, you're going to donate money in their name for charity?  ???

It sounds like a nice thought, but...WHAT? If you really don't want to get them a present, don't get them a present. Switch cards or something or just go to lunch. Number two, in today's society, the chances that you might pick an organization or charity that is offensive to the person (since the people usually make the donation in the name of multiple people) are pretty good.

I know that it sounds really selfless, but the concept bothers me.

I've read about some couples donating to organizations and using the cards as centerpieces. Way to make your wedding political. I don't want anyone making a donation to PETA in my name, thanks. Just make it yourself.



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« Reply #10772 on: December 15, 2011, 07:07:09 PM »
Bah Humbug: Part 2:

Is it just me who thinks that it's weird to tell someone that for their Christmas present, you're going to donate money in their name for charity?  ???

It sounds like a nice thought, but...WHAT? If you really don't want to get them a present, don't get them a present. Switch cards or something or just go to lunch. Number two, in today's society, the chances that you might pick an organization or charity that is offensive to the person (since the people usually make the donation in the name of multiple people) are pretty good.

I know that it sounds really selfless, but the concept bothers me.

I've read about some couples donating to organizations and using the cards as centerpieces. Way to make your wedding political. I don't want anyone making a donation to PETA in my name, thanks. Just make it yourself.





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« Reply #10773 on: December 15, 2011, 07:10:38 PM »
If you've got a ramble to post on it, fire away.

I THINK that's the secret password.
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« Reply #10774 on: December 15, 2011, 07:24:09 PM »
Bah Humbug: Part 2:

Is it just me who thinks that it's weird to tell someone that for their Christmas present, you're going to donate money in their name for charity?  ???

It sounds like a nice thought, but...WHAT? If you really don't want to get them a present, don't get them a present. Switch cards or something or just go to lunch. Number two, in today's society, the chances that you might pick an organization or charity that is offensive to the person (since the people usually make the donation in the name of multiple people) are pretty good.

I know that it sounds really selfless, but the concept bothers me.

I've read about some couples donating to organizations and using the cards as centerpieces. Way to make your wedding political. I don't want anyone making a donation to PETA in my name, thanks. Just make it yourself.





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« Reply #10775 on: December 15, 2011, 07:24:26 PM »
I'm having Pizza cravings

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« Reply #10776 on: December 15, 2011, 07:26:10 PM »
Bah Humbug: Part 2:

Is it just me who thinks that it's weird to tell someone that for their Christmas present, you're going to donate money in their name for charity?  ???

It sounds like a nice thought, but...WHAT? If you really don't want to get them a present, don't get them a present. Switch cards or something or just go to lunch. Number two, in today's society, the chances that you might pick an organization or charity that is offensive to the person (since the people usually make the donation in the name of multiple people) are pretty good.

I know that it sounds really selfless, but the concept bothers me.

I've read about some couples donating to organizations and using the cards as centerpieces. Way to make your wedding political. I don't want anyone making a donation to PETA in my name, thanks. Just make it yourself.





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For the record, no one has offered it to me. Was reading posts on another message board. Sounds selfless yet selfish at the same time. Can't wait to hear this one...
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« Reply #10777 on: December 15, 2011, 08:49:08 PM »
I'm having Pizza cravings

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« Reply #10778 on: December 15, 2011, 10:07:14 PM »
I'm having Pizza cravings

Pray for me

Lord have mercy.

I took the Pizza order form from the basket we keep it in. It tore.. I figured that was a bad sign

I boiled some macaroni and dumped a can of chopped clams on top. Had some fruit for desert.

Much better than Pizza... In fact I may give up Pizza all together and whenever I want one,  I'll just fix me up some macaroni and canned clams..

That's what Ill do.............................. really
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« Reply #10779 on: December 15, 2011, 10:51:25 PM »
Classes next semester: Christian Philosophy 3015, General Microbiology 2051, German 1102, Neurobiology 4177, Organic Chemistry 2461. Ought to be fun.

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« Reply #10780 on: December 16, 2011, 01:00:25 AM »
I'm...um...still doing the work I received this morning.

 :P

Congrats on the grades, though! Noyce.
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« Reply #10781 on: December 16, 2011, 03:06:53 AM »
One of Freshman students just asked if I was Orthodox. I asked him why he thought that, and he responded that it was because he thought that I look Greek.  :D

Perhaps your student was being prophetic... ;)
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« Reply #10782 on: December 16, 2011, 12:47:07 PM »
One of Freshman students just asked if I was Orthodox. I asked him why he thought that, and he responded that it was because he thought that I look Greek.  :D

Perhaps your student was being prophetic... ;)
I'm too Spanish for that. Remember, we're the ones who put the filique in the creed in the first place.  :D

Ah, so you're a proper Conquistador, not one of those limp-wristed crusader types!   ;)
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« Reply #10783 on: December 16, 2011, 03:55:30 PM »


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« Reply #10784 on: December 16, 2011, 04:02:02 PM »


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« Reply #10785 on: December 16, 2011, 05:05:35 PM »
I would join in, but I still need Isa to teach me how to put pictures in here.
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« Reply #10786 on: December 16, 2011, 05:12:58 PM »
I would join in, but I still need Isa to teach me how to put pictures in here.

click the insert image box, then post the link of the pic...thats it :)

This does not break the chain BTW!

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« Reply #10787 on: December 16, 2011, 06:10:35 PM »


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« Reply #10788 on: December 16, 2011, 10:57:32 PM »
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« Reply #10789 on: December 16, 2011, 11:05:45 PM »
Bah Humbug: Part 2:

Is it just me who thinks that it's weird to tell someone that for their Christmas present, you're going to donate money in their name for charity?  ???

It sounds like a nice thought, but...WHAT? If you really don't want to get them a present, don't get them a present. Switch cards or something or just go to lunch. Number two, in today's society, the chances that you might pick an organization or charity that is offensive to the person (since the people usually make the donation in the name of multiple people) are pretty good.

I know that it sounds really selfless, but the concept bothers me.

I've read about some couples donating to organizations and using the cards as centerpieces. Way to make your wedding political. I don't want anyone making a donation to PETA in my name, thanks. Just make it yourself.





While on the one hand, I can see the whole "do charity in secret" argument, but on the other hand, we always talk about not being commercial and materialistic at Christmas, and how we should use the money we spend on presents and give it to charity. To me, this is actually doing that.

While I don't think I would replace an actual Christmas present with a "X dollars of money has been donated in your name to Y Charity," I do like the idea of donating to charity instead of sending flowers when someone dies.

Floral arrangements for funerals are ridiculously expensive (talk about taking advantage of a time of grieving!) and just get thrown away within 24 hours of them being sent. (Unlike when you send them for say, Mother's Day, and the recipient can enjoy them for a week or so.) At least when you donate to a charity that may have been special to the dearly departed, good work can be done in their name.

Just my personal thoughts on the matter, and they aren't worth the bytes used to type this. :)
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« Reply #10790 on: December 16, 2011, 11:07:54 PM »
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« Reply #10791 on: December 16, 2011, 11:13:02 PM »
Bah Humbug: Part 2:

Is it just me who thinks that it's weird to tell someone that for their Christmas present, you're going to donate money in their name for charity?  ???

It sounds like a nice thought, but...WHAT? If you really don't want to get them a present, don't get them a present. Switch cards or something or just go to lunch. Number two, in today's society, the chances that you might pick an organization or charity that is offensive to the person (since the people usually make the donation in the name of multiple people) are pretty good.

I know that it sounds really selfless, but the concept bothers me.

I've read about some couples donating to organizations and using the cards as centerpieces. Way to make your wedding political. I don't want anyone making a donation to PETA in my name, thanks. Just make it yourself.





While on the one hand, I can see the whole "do charity in secret" argument, but on the other hand, we always talk about not being commercial and materialistic at Christmas, and how we should use the money we spend on presents and give it to charity. To me, this is actually doing that.

While I don't think I would replace an actual Christmas present with a "X dollars of money has been donated in your name to Y Charity," I do like the idea of donating to charity instead of sending flowers when someone dies.

Floral arrangements for funerals are ridiculously expensive (talk about taking advantage of a time of grieving!) and just get thrown away within 24 hours of them being sent. (Unlike when you send them for say, Mother's Day, and the recipient can enjoy them for a week or so.) At least when you donate to a charity that may have been special to the dearly departed, good work can be done in their name.

Just my personal thoughts on the matter, and they aren't worth the bytes used to type this. :)

I'd like to hear your thoughts on this:

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #10792 on: December 17, 2011, 12:03:31 AM »
Um, I'm not sure what you are expecting. Of course it is a good idea! We are giving our time and love to others and donating on our own with the money that we don't spend.

definitely something for me to think about in my own everyday life. but unless someone explicitly asked me to donate money to a charity, I'll donate to charity of my choice in my name and buy or make simpler, more practical presents for my friends. Or I buy museum passes
 or treat them to dinner. With our young adult budgets, they love it!

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #10793 on: December 17, 2011, 12:13:01 AM »
Um, I'm not sure what you are expecting. Of course it is a good idea! We are giving our time and love to others and donating on our own with the money that we don't spend.

definitely something for me to think about in my own everyday life. but unless someone explicitly asked me to donate money to a charity, I'll donate to charity of my choice in my name and buy or make simpler, more practical presents for my friends. Or I buy museum passes
 or treat them to dinner. With our young adult budgets, they love it!



I didn't mean for it to come of as a challenge, I was just interested in hearing what you thought about it. :)
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #10794 on: December 17, 2011, 08:15:11 AM »

While I don't think I would replace an actual Christmas present with a "X dollars of money has been donated in your name to Y Charity," I do like the idea of donating to charity instead of sending flowers when someone dies.

Floral arrangements for funerals are ridiculously expensive (talk about taking advantage of a time of grieving!) and just get thrown away within 24 hours of them being sent. (Unlike when you send them for say, Mother's Day, and the recipient can enjoy them for a week or so.) At least when you donate to a charity that may have been special to the dearly departed, good work can be done in their name.

Just my personal thoughts on the matter, and they aren't worth the bytes used to type this. :)
Oh my dear, you most certainly may use as many bytes as needed for the sharing of your thoughts. By doing that, we all benefit. (Now, you do realize that I said that so you'll feel obligated to read my personal thoughts on the matter  ::) :P)

I love flowers at a funeral. I wish I could afford to send more out. Perhaps it comes from my father's funeral many years ago. I remember walking into the funeral home and being overwhelmed by a wall of floral tributes. We counted forty-one arrangements. I felt loved and cared for.

Many thoughtful families will request that only a few flowers be taken to the gravesite. Some may be taken home and enjoyed there. Some are given to the church. Some are given to nursing homes and similar places. There's no need for them to be thrown away when so many people can appreciate them. It's also possible to send potted plants that will last indefinitely in the pots or transplanted in a place where the departed will be remembered for many years.

Donations to a charity are also quite acceptable, of course as well. But I don't like the mention of the dollar amount on the card. Simply say, "A donation has been made...." The family may receive a receipt at some point, but at least there's no public display of the amount. It would be like leaving the price sticker on a gift to be sure the recipient is aware of the dollars/pounds/euros/etc spent.

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« Reply #10795 on: December 17, 2011, 10:51:22 AM »
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« Reply #10796 on: December 17, 2011, 11:03:49 AM »
Finished with all my household travail.


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« Reply #10797 on: December 17, 2011, 11:05:58 AM »
Finished with all my household travail.


Since 3 AM? Allah!

Since 9:51:22 AM, like 20 minutes ago.

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« Reply #10798 on: December 17, 2011, 02:08:20 PM »
Congrats on the grades, though! Noyce.

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« Reply #10799 on: December 18, 2011, 07:04:45 PM »
So I found out that I booked our tickets up north on the 22nd, NOT the 21st.  :-[

I never make that kind of mistake.  >:(

So we had to make a LOT of phone calls because plans are shifted. Yikes. But at least we'll have another day to prepare and pack, because I honestly don't know how we are taking all of that up on the Amtrak train.

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