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« Reply #11700 on: May 01, 2012, 06:12:19 PM »

I formally renounce and anathematize truck balls.  Whoever thought of this sinister abortion of an idea should be castrated with a blow torch, assuming that their invention is not already evidence of this person (and I use the term loosely) being a eunuch.

I believe they're called TruckNutz.
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« Reply #11701 on: May 01, 2012, 06:20:21 PM »

Modern feminism has mostly become a joke, at least in terms of its adherents. Feminism used to be about tackling real issues in society and empowering women, reminding them that they are people and can really accomplish anything if they put their minds to it. But now it just seems like feminism has become a movement which only encourages immaturity among women. Where is the great feminist role model of the present time? The old feminist icons were actually intelligent, educated women who accomplished things and made a change in society, but now it seems like all of the new feminist role models are just baby-mama's and poor single mothers, and, I have nothing against these types of women since my mother was one of them, but why exactly are they role models? It seems like the feminists are only trying to make their behavior seem acceptable and make women seem inferior by promoting this type of behavior rather than educating women on responsibility and their true potential. I would say the same thing about the New Black Panthers party; I used to support the old Black Panthers party because they were actually reaching out to minorities and the ghetto community, educating and feeding children, fighting for social justice, educating each other and having good, educated role models like Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, but now that has all changed. The New Black Panthers party is no longer about educating young minorities and teaching us the way to a better lifestyle, but about justifying and making our lifestyle seem acceptable and only promoting it. Once again, where is the great new Black Panthers icon who was actually educated, made a difference and is truly a good role model? There is none. Their new icons are just hood gangsters and people in jail who have really done nothing to help the cause, and rather than educating and reaching out to these people, they are only justifying their behavior, which, in the long run is just going to harm them even more because it will promote them to continue living in the same ghetto lifestyle rather than to educate themselves and change the world.
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« Reply #11702 on: May 01, 2012, 06:24:04 PM »

^This post is too serious for this thread Wink
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« Reply #11703 on: May 01, 2012, 06:26:12 PM »

Hehe I noticed that kinda late....I was just glancing over and I saw your feminist post so I took it seriously...  Undecided
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« Reply #11704 on: May 01, 2012, 08:34:28 PM »

The class I'm taking right now is Anatomy & Physiology III... I like it.

If you don't mind my asking, are you going for physical therapist or something? Smiley
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« Reply #11705 on: May 01, 2012, 09:17:18 PM »

The class I'm taking right now is Anatomy & Physiology III... I like it.

If you don't mind my asking, are you going for physical therapist or something? Smiley

No, I'm not. I'm literally at the point in my education when I have to make a decision at the end of this quarter what I'm going to do. I'm torn (seems to be a theme of mine) between Physician Assistant and Sonography. They're wildly different, and there's pros and cons to each path. I'm leaning pretty heavily towards sonography these days, though.
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« Reply #11706 on: May 01, 2012, 09:20:18 PM »

The class I'm taking right now is Anatomy & Physiology III... I like it.

If you don't mind my asking, are you going for physical therapist or something? Smiley

No, I'm not. I'm literally at the point in my education when I have to make a decision at the end of this quarter what I'm going to do. I'm torn (seems to be a theme of mine) between Physician Assistant and Sonography. They're wildly different, and there's pros and cons to each path. I'm leaning pretty heavily towards sonography these days, though.

Sonography is a rapidly changing market. It is good now but doctors and nurses of various stripes are doing more of the sonography themselves even in emergency medicine.

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« Reply #11707 on: May 01, 2012, 09:25:49 PM »

The class I'm taking right now is Anatomy & Physiology III... I like it.

If you don't mind my asking, are you going for physical therapist or something? Smiley

No, I'm not. I'm literally at the point in my education when I have to make a decision at the end of this quarter what I'm going to do. I'm torn (seems to be a theme of mine) between Physician Assistant and Sonography. They're wildly different, and there's pros and cons to each path. I'm leaning pretty heavily towards sonography these days, though.

Sonography is a rapidly changing market. It is good now but doctors and nurses of various stripes are doing more of the sonography themselves even in emergency medicine.

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Interesting, and food for thought. There's always the option of flipping a coin...
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« Reply #11708 on: May 01, 2012, 09:29:35 PM »

The class I'm taking right now is Anatomy & Physiology III... I like it.

If you don't mind my asking, are you going for physical therapist or something? Smiley

No, I'm not. I'm literally at the point in my education when I have to make a decision at the end of this quarter what I'm going to do. I'm torn (seems to be a theme of mine) between Physician Assistant and Sonography. They're wildly different, and there's pros and cons to each path. I'm leaning pretty heavily towards sonography these days, though.

Sonography is a rapidly changing market. It is good now but doctors and nurses of various stripes are doing more of the sonography themselves even in emergency medicine.

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Interesting, and food for thought. There's always the option of flipping a coin...

That the best way. A great decision guide. Heads sonography. Tails otherwise.

Flip. Notice the reaction you have to the result. Follow that reaction. Your gut knows more than your brain does.

Enjoy!
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« Reply #11709 on: May 01, 2012, 09:33:28 PM »

The class I'm taking right now is Anatomy & Physiology III... I like it.

If you don't mind my asking, are you going for physical therapist or something? Smiley

No, I'm not. I'm literally at the point in my education when I have to make a decision at the end of this quarter what I'm going to do. I'm torn (seems to be a theme of mine) between Physician Assistant and Sonography. They're wildly different, and there's pros and cons to each path. I'm leaning pretty heavily towards sonography these days, though.

Sonography is a rapidly changing market. It is good now but doctors and nurses of various stripes are doing more of the sonography themselves even in emergency medicine.

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Interesting, and food for thought. There's always the option of flipping a coin...

That the best way. A great decision guide. Heads sonography. Tails otherwise.

Flip. Notice the reaction you have to the result. Follow that reaction. Your gut knows more than your brain does.

Enjoy!

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That's the best coin-flip advice I've ever heard. I've always been under the impression that Coin Flip Law demands you stick with the result... like a triple-dog-dare.
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« Reply #11710 on: May 01, 2012, 10:18:51 PM »

I've been mired in all kinds of papers and such lately. Typical end of the semester stuff. Got a class on Enlightenment, one on Tudor and Stuart England, and a Readings seminar in military history.
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« Reply #11711 on: May 01, 2012, 10:32:10 PM »

I've been mired in all kinds of papers and such lately. Typical end of the semester stuff. Got a class on Enlightenment, one on Tudor and Stuart England, and a Readings seminar in military history.

Tudor England, eh? Henry VIII is my homeboy. Srsly. I have a weird fascination with his life.
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« Reply #11712 on: May 02, 2012, 12:01:09 AM »

I've been mired in all kinds of papers and such lately. Typical end of the semester stuff. Got a class on Enlightenment, one on Tudor and Stuart England, and a Readings seminar in military history.

Tudor England, eh? Henry VIII is my homeboy. Srsly. I have a weird fascination with his life.

I tried watching the show and I just hated the guy.  I couldn't wait for Thomas More to just walk in someday and kick him in the chest.  Then I read one of my history books and it ruined everything for me. 
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« Reply #11713 on: May 02, 2012, 12:01:38 AM »

I've been mired in all kinds of papers and such lately. Typical end of the semester stuff. Got a class on Enlightenment, one on Tudor and Stuart England, and a Readings seminar in military history.

You and I are going to discuss your military history course at some point...   Wink
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« Reply #11714 on: May 02, 2012, 12:54:26 AM »

This is how I felt while reading Immanuel Kant for my Enlightenment class.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtxUdbNKpK0
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« Reply #11715 on: May 02, 2012, 08:56:55 AM »

My kilt arrived today. Too bad it's still a little too cold to wear it. I'd like to see my neighbours' faces when they see me wearing it.
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« Reply #11716 on: May 02, 2012, 09:05:34 AM »

My kilt arrived today. Too bad it's still a little too cold to wear it. I'd like to see my neighbours' faces when they see me wearing it.

Sometimes I wear a kilt.  It looks good with my high heels and lingerie.

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« Reply #11717 on: May 02, 2012, 09:17:56 AM »

I saw my best friend in a kilt at his father's funeral last week. No sh*ts were given.  Cool
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« Reply #11718 on: May 02, 2012, 12:53:00 PM »

My random for today:

It's extremely hot here.


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« Reply #11719 on: May 02, 2012, 01:52:41 PM »

I feel like a renegade
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« Reply #11720 on: May 02, 2012, 02:45:06 PM »

I feel like a renegade

A renegade of funk?
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« Reply #11721 on: May 02, 2012, 03:30:59 PM »

I feel like a renegade

A renegade of funk?

Blasphemy. Mexicans do not have funk.
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« Reply #11722 on: May 02, 2012, 03:53:22 PM »

I feel like a renegade

A renegade of funk?

Blasphemy. Mexicans do not have funk.

Yeah but Rage Against the Machine did not have a song entitled "Renegades of Polka" - it being my firm belief that Mexicans only listen to that Polka-Mariachi music and the song "Lowrider".
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« Reply #11723 on: May 02, 2012, 03:56:28 PM »

I feel like a renegade

Like this?

Used to watch that every day after school. Not sure why.
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« Reply #11724 on: May 02, 2012, 04:32:52 PM »

I feel like a renegade

A renegade of funk?

Blasphemy. Mexicans do not have funk.

It's okay, James. You're among friends. Play that funky music, white boy!
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« Reply #11725 on: May 02, 2012, 05:16:57 PM »

I feel like a renegade

Like this?

Used to watch that every day after school. Not sure why.

Makes me feel like a badass. I totally imagine you with your glasses, greasy rockstar hair and beard pulling up in a motorcycle smoking a cigarette.
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« Reply #11726 on: May 02, 2012, 06:08:43 PM »

Modern feminism has mostly become a joke, at least in terms of its adherents. Feminism used to be about tackling real issues in society and empowering women, reminding them that they are people and can really accomplish anything if they put their minds to it. But now it just seems like feminism has become a movement which only encourages immaturity among women. Where is the great feminist role model of the present time? The old feminist icons were actually intelligent, educated women who accomplished things and made a change in society, but now it seems like all of the new feminist role models are just baby-mama's and poor single mothers, and, I have nothing against these types of women since my mother was one of them, but why exactly are they role models? It seems like the feminists are only trying to make their behavior seem acceptable and make women seem inferior by promoting this type of behavior rather than educating women on responsibility and their true potential. I would say the same thing about the New Black Panthers party; I used to support the old Black Panthers party because they were actually reaching out to minorities and the ghetto community, educating and feeding children, fighting for social justice, educating each other and having good, educated role models like Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, but now that has all changed. The New Black Panthers party is no longer about educating young minorities and teaching us the way to a better lifestyle, but about justifying and making our lifestyle seem acceptable and only promoting it. Once again, where is the great new Black Panthers icon who was actually educated, made a difference and is truly a good role model? There is none. Their new icons are just hood gangsters and people in jail who have really done nothing to help the cause, and rather than educating and reaching out to these people, they are only justifying their behavior, which, in the long run is just going to harm them even more because it will promote them to continue living in the same ghetto lifestyle rather than to educate themselves and change the world.

I'd say anything beyond first wave feminism is a joke.
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« Reply #11727 on: May 02, 2012, 06:13:09 PM »

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« Reply #11728 on: May 02, 2012, 11:00:16 PM »

I'm watching a Canadian western, of all things.
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« Reply #11729 on: May 03, 2012, 04:01:56 AM »

Oh wow...I am writing a paper that is in part about Niccolo Machiavelli. While looking up some info a few minutes ago for a brief biographical sketch of his life, I find out that today is his birthday. What a coincidence!
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« Reply #11730 on: May 03, 2012, 04:09:21 AM »

Oh wow...I am writing a paper that is in part about Niccolo Machiavelli. While looking up some info a few minutes ago for a brief biographical sketch of his life, I find out that today is his birthday. What a coincidence!

This must a sign! He wants to be your Patron. St. Niccolo, pray for us!
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« Reply #11731 on: May 03, 2012, 04:28:17 AM »

Oh wow...I am writing a paper that is in part about Niccolo Machiavelli. While looking up some info a few minutes ago for a brief biographical sketch of his life, I find out that today is his birthday. What a coincidence!

This must a sign! He wants to be your Patron. St. Niccolo, pray for us!

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« Reply #11732 on: May 03, 2012, 09:31:15 AM »

Oh wow...I am writing a paper that is in part about Niccolo Machiavelli. While looking up some info a few minutes ago for a brief biographical sketch of his life, I find out that today is his birthday. What a coincidence!

This must a sign! He wants to be your Patron. St. Niccolo, pray for us!

LOL. Tongue

I don't care what anyone says, I love Machiavelli.  Unfortunately, the fact that The Prince was most likely satire is above most people, so he is just seen as some callous guy who inspired every dictatorship from Caligula to Mugabe.
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« Reply #11733 on: May 03, 2012, 10:37:19 AM »

Oh wow...I am writing a paper that is in part about Niccolo Machiavelli. While looking up some info a few minutes ago for a brief biographical sketch of his life, I find out that today is his birthday. What a coincidence!

This must a sign! He wants to be your Patron. St. Niccolo, pray for us!

LOL. Tongue

I don't care what anyone says, I love Machiavelli.  Unfortunately, the fact that The Prince was most likely satire is above most people, so he is just seen as some callous guy who inspired every dictatorship from Caligula to Mugabe.

Wait... What? He came way after Caligula.

I have a feeling I missed your point. Don't worry though, I have a fresh cup of coffee so it can only go up from here.
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« Reply #11734 on: May 03, 2012, 10:55:41 AM »

Oh wow...I am writing a paper that is in part about Niccolo Machiavelli. While looking up some info a few minutes ago for a brief biographical sketch of his life, I find out that today is his birthday. What a coincidence!

This must a sign! He wants to be your Patron. St. Niccolo, pray for us!

LOL. Tongue

I don't care what anyone says, I love Machiavelli.  Unfortunately, the fact that The Prince was most likely satire is above most people, so he is just seen as some callous guy who inspired every dictatorship from Caligula to Mugabe.

Wait... What? He came way after Caligula.

I have a feeling I missed your point. Don't worry though, I have a fresh cup of coffee so it can only go up from here.

Just finished cup #2!

I used Caligula because Augustus is regularly considered a decent chap, and Tiberius, if you can get past the odd sexual bits in Suetonius doesn't appear to have been too awful as long as you weren't rich and on his [poop]-list.  So Caligula was really one of the first really really super naughty emperors.  I used the gross anachronism to stress my contempt for people who take The Prince as the defining writing of Machiavelli and don't read up (at least the Wikipedia article) on his life.  There are only two motives for why he wrote The Prince in the way he did.  Either A) he has a MASSIVE change of heart, or B) he was mocking the family who ruined his republic and tortured him.
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« Reply #11735 on: May 03, 2012, 11:55:31 AM »

Oh wow...I am writing a paper that is in part about Niccolo Machiavelli. While looking up some info a few minutes ago for a brief biographical sketch of his life, I find out that today is his birthday. What a coincidence!

This must a sign! He wants to be your Patron. St. Niccolo, pray for us!

LOL. Tongue

I don't care what anyone says, I love Machiavelli.  Unfortunately, the fact that The Prince was most likely satire is above most people, so he is just seen as some callous guy who inspired every dictatorship from Caligula to Mugabe.

Wait... What? He came way after Caligula.

I have a feeling I missed your point. Don't worry though, I have a fresh cup of coffee so it can only go up from here.

Just finished cup #2!

I used Caligula because Augustus is regularly considered a decent chap, and Tiberius, if you can get past the odd sexual bits in Suetonius doesn't appear to have been too awful as long as you weren't rich and on his [poop]-list.  So Caligula was really one of the first really really super naughty emperors.  I used the gross anachronism to stress my contempt for people who take The Prince as the defining writing of Machiavelli and don't read up (at least the Wikipedia article) on his life.  There are only two motives for why he wrote The Prince in the way he did.  Either A) he has a MASSIVE change of heart, or B) he was mocking the family who ruined his republic and tortured him.

You're ahead of me. Cup #2 is halfway gone. And now it makes sense.  Smiley
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« Reply #11736 on: May 03, 2012, 12:50:23 PM »

Oh wow...I am writing a paper that is in part about Niccolo Machiavelli. While looking up some info a few minutes ago for a brief biographical sketch of his life, I find out that today is his birthday. What a coincidence!

This must a sign! He wants to be your Patron. St. Niccolo, pray for us!

LOL. Tongue

I don't care what anyone says, I love Machiavelli.  Unfortunately, the fact that The Prince was most likely satire is above most people, so he is just seen as some callous guy who inspired every dictatorship from Caligula to Mugabe.

Wait... What? He came way after Caligula.

I have a feeling I missed your point. Don't worry though, I have a fresh cup of coffee so it can only go up from here.

Just finished cup #2!

I used Caligula because Augustus is regularly considered a decent chap, and Tiberius, if you can get past the odd sexual bits in Suetonius doesn't appear to have been too awful as long as you weren't rich and on his [poop]-list.  So Caligula was really one of the first really really super naughty emperors.  I used the gross anachronism to stress my contempt for people who take The Prince as the defining writing of Machiavelli and don't read up (at least the Wikipedia article) on his life.  There are only two motives for why he wrote The Prince in the way he did.  Either A) he has a MASSIVE change of heart, or B) he was mocking the family who ruined his republic and tortured him.

You're ahead of me. Cup #2 is halfway gone. And now it makes sense.  Smiley

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« Reply #11737 on: May 03, 2012, 12:57:59 PM »

I drink coffee exclusively until about 4 PM, at which point I switch to Red Bull. Oddly, I get less and less coherent. Where am I again?
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« Reply #11738 on: May 03, 2012, 01:11:52 PM »

I drink coffee exclusively until about 4 PM, at which point I switch to Red Bull. Oddly, I get less and less coherent. Where am I again?

lol...you really need to lay off the energy drinks sister Wink it's a vicious cycle!
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I start a new temp job tomorrow. Hope this one goes for a while. Thanks be to God for this opportunity.  Kiss
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« Reply #11740 on: May 03, 2012, 01:13:24 PM »

Oh wow...I am writing a paper that is in part about Niccolo Machiavelli. While looking up some info a few minutes ago for a brief biographical sketch of his life, I find out that today is his birthday. What a coincidence!

This must a sign! He wants to be your Patron. St. Niccolo, pray for us!

LOL. Tongue

I don't care what anyone says, I love Machiavelli.  Unfortunately, the fact that The Prince was most likely satire is above most people, so he is just seen as some callous guy who inspired every dictatorship from Caligula to Mugabe.

Wait... What? He came way after Caligula.

I have a feeling I missed your point. Don't worry though, I have a fresh cup of coffee so it can only go up from here.

Just finished cup #2!

I used Caligula because Augustus is regularly considered a decent chap, and Tiberius, if you can get past the odd sexual bits in Suetonius doesn't appear to have been too awful as long as you weren't rich and on his [poop]-list.  So Caligula was really one of the first really really super naughty emperors.  I used the gross anachronism to stress my contempt for people who take The Prince as the defining writing of Machiavelli and don't read up (at least the Wikipedia article) on his life.  There are only two motives for why he wrote The Prince in the way he did.  Either A) he has a MASSIVE change of heart, or B) he was mocking the family who ruined his republic and tortured him.

I don't give a    about your apologetics. But know that your use of rhetoric wasn't lost on everyone.

Now you know how I feel all the time.

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« Reply #11741 on: May 03, 2012, 01:19:22 PM »

I start a new temp job tomorrow. Hope this one goes for a while. Thanks be to God for this opportunity.  Kiss

Wow, that's great Biro!  Please keep us posted on how you're doing!  
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« Reply #11742 on: May 03, 2012, 01:24:04 PM »

You know that you are Orthodox if you think that Vlad the Impaler was a hero who was only keeping out those dirty Muslims.
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« Reply #11743 on: May 03, 2012, 01:25:48 PM »

Does anyone know much about Greek-Albanian food?  My husband and I went to a Greek restaurant run by Greek-Albanians from Albania.  The food was very very good and you could tell the chef knew his/her way around a kitchen. But, the lemon was so incredibly strong ( in the soup, on the potatoes, in the stuffed grape leaves) that I really can't go back there, unfortunately, unless I get up the nerve to ask if they can tone down the lemon.  Is this how Albanian food is supposed to be? I've been to many Greek restaurants around Tarpon Springs, plus my grandmother would make stuffed grape leaves with leaves given to her by the Greek neighbors, so I know how the food is supposed to taste.  This was over-the-top lemon that was way too acidic, I felt.  They had yogurt, too, for dessert with lemon and honey and it was the best yogurt I have ever eaten, it was very thick and tart, so maybe Albanians like tart, tangy food?  (They had 2 restaurants, but had to close one, and I hope this one stays open. )
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« Reply #11744 on: May 03, 2012, 01:42:55 PM »

You know that you are Orthodox if you think that Vlad the Impaler was a hero who was only keeping out those dirty Muslims.

No . . .

You are Romanian if you think Vlad the Impaler was the most just and kind ruler to ever grace the earth and bemoan his passing.
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