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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #11745 on: May 03, 2012, 01:45:33 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 ;) it's a vicious cycle!

That is, unfortunately, not even the worst of my health-damaging habits.  :-\
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« Reply #11746 on: May 03, 2012, 01:46:01 PM »
I start a new temp job tomorrow. Hope this one goes for a while. Thanks be to God for this opportunity.  :-*

Yay, biro! I'll pray that all goes well for you.  :)
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« Reply #11747 on: May 03, 2012, 01:48:38 PM »
I start a new temp job tomorrow. Hope this one goes for a while. Thanks be to God for this opportunity.  :-*

Yay, biro! I'll pray that all goes well for you.  :)

Thank you.   :)

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #11748 on: May 03, 2012, 01:52:55 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.

He may have been...Most bad stories you hear about him were fabricated by western powers that wanted to scapegoat him for everything going on in his region since they failed to do anything.
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« Reply #11749 on: May 03, 2012, 02:08:51 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.

He may have been...Most bad stories you hear about him were fabricated by western powers that wanted to scapegoat him for everything going on in his region since they failed to do anything.

Vlad the Impaler... impaling people with love and kindness since 1448. 
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« Reply #11750 on: May 03, 2012, 02:31:06 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.

He may have been...Most bad stories you hear about him were fabricated by western powers that wanted to scapegoat him for everything going on in his region since they failed to do anything.

Vlad the Impaler... impaling people with love and kindness since 1448. 

Some people just have an 'impalin' look about them'.
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« Reply #11751 on: May 03, 2012, 02:36:36 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.

He may have been...Most bad stories you hear about him were fabricated by western powers that wanted to scapegoat him for everything going on in his region since they failed to do anything.

Vlad the Impaler... impaling people with love and kindness since 1448. 

Some people just have an 'impalin' look about them'.

You've either got it or you don't.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #11752 on: May 03, 2012, 02:45:23 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.

He may have been...Most bad stories you hear about him were fabricated by western powers that wanted to scapegoat him for everything going on in his region since they failed to do anything.

Vlad the Impaler... impaling people with love and kindness since 1448. 

ooh ooh! can we get that on a bumper sticker??  ;D

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #11753 on: May 03, 2012, 02:46:21 PM »
Could he really turn into a bat at night?

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #11754 on: May 03, 2012, 02:54:46 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.

He may have been...Most bad stories you hear about him were fabricated by western powers that wanted to scapegoat him for everything going on in his region since they failed to do anything.

Vlad the Impaler... impaling people with love and kindness since 1448. 

He mostly just impaled Ottomans to keep them from invading.
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« Reply #11755 on: May 03, 2012, 03:33:06 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.

He may have been...Most bad stories you hear about him were fabricated by western powers that wanted to scapegoat him for everything going on in his region since they failed to do anything.

Vlad the Impaler... impaling people with love and kindness since 1448. 

He mostly just impaled Ottomans to keep them from invading.

I'm having a really hard time imagining a scenario wherein impaling another human being is an appropriate response.
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« Reply #11756 on: May 03, 2012, 04:05:08 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.

He may have been...Most bad stories you hear about him were fabricated by western powers that wanted to scapegoat him for everything going on in his region since they failed to do anything.

Vlad the Impaler... impaling people with love and kindness since 1448. 

He mostly just impaled Ottomans to keep them from invading.

I'm having a really hard time imagining a scenario wherein impaling another human being is an appropriate response.

Exitus acta probat.  There have been cases of people with a figurative stick up their butt invading their neighbors.  A literal stick...never.
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« Reply #11757 on: May 03, 2012, 04:35:02 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.

He may have been...Most bad stories you hear about him were fabricated by western powers that wanted to scapegoat him for everything going on in his region since they failed to do anything.

Vlad the Impaler... impaling people with love and kindness since 1448. 

He mostly just impaled Ottomans to keep them from invading.

I'm having a really hard time imagining a scenario wherein impaling another human being is an appropriate response.

Exitus acta probat.  There have been cases of people with a figurative stick up their butt invading their neighbors.  A literal stick...never.

How Machiavellan of you!  ;)
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« Reply #11758 on: May 03, 2012, 04:38:58 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.

He may have been...Most bad stories you hear about him were fabricated by western powers that wanted to scapegoat him for everything going on in his region since they failed to do anything.

Vlad the Impaler... impaling people with love and kindness since 1448. 

He mostly just impaled Ottomans to keep them from invading.

That's not what Romanians say. He kept the gypsies from stealing children and Romanian riff-riff from stealing respectable folks' goats.

You could place a chest of gold in the middle of the village and no one would look at it much less touch it.

augustin needs to weigh in here. He definitely knows the truth.
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« Reply #11759 on: May 03, 2012, 04:45:15 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.

He may have been...Most bad stories you hear about him were fabricated by western powers that wanted to scapegoat him for everything going on in his region since they failed to do anything.

Vlad the Impaler... impaling people with love and kindness since 1448. 

He mostly just impaled Ottomans to keep them from invading.

I'm having a really hard time imagining a scenario wherein impaling another human being is an appropriate response.

Exitus acta probat.  There have been cases of people with a figurative stick up their butt invading their neighbors.  A literal stick...never.

Not been to the East Village much have you? Don't get distracted by gay-friendly Chelsea or the West Village or Hell's Kitchen, when you want unfriendly-gay, the East Village is your spot.
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« Reply #11760 on: May 03, 2012, 05:33:58 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.

He may have been...Most bad stories you hear about him were fabricated by western powers that wanted to scapegoat him for everything going on in his region since they failed to do anything.

Vlad the Impaler... impaling people with love and kindness since 1448. 

He mostly just impaled Ottomans to keep them from invading.

I'm having a really hard time imagining a scenario wherein impaling another human being is an appropriate response.

Exitus acta probat.  There have been cases of people with a figurative stick up their butt invading their neighbors.  A literal stick...never.

Not been to the East Village much have you? Don't get distracted by gay-friendly Chelsea or the West Village or Hell's Kitchen, when you want unfriendly-gay, the East Village is your spot.

If anyone could make my vulgar statement more so...

I repeat: I wish I was Orthonorm.
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« Reply #11761 on: May 03, 2012, 05:35:56 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.

He may have been...Most bad stories you hear about him were fabricated by western powers that wanted to scapegoat him for everything going on in his region since they failed to do anything.

Vlad the Impaler... impaling people with love and kindness since 1448. 

He mostly just impaled Ottomans to keep them from invading.

I'm having a really hard time imagining a scenario wherein impaling another human being is an appropriate response.

Exitus acta probat.  There have been cases of people with a figurative stick up their butt invading their neighbors.  A literal stick...never.

How Machiavellan of you!  ;)

How sweet of you to notice!  How many cups of coffee have you had today?

That was Ovid, BTW, aka "The Machiavelli of the Bedroom".  Supposing Machiavelli was actually Machiavellian...Ovid on the other hand, certainly seems to have been.
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« Reply #11762 on: May 03, 2012, 05:43:04 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.

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.

He may have been...Most bad stories you hear about him were fabricated by western powers that wanted to scapegoat him for everything going on in his region since they failed to do anything.

Vlad the Impaler... impaling people with love and kindness since 1448. 

He mostly just impaled Ottomans to keep them from invading.

I'm having a really hard time imagining a scenario wherein impaling another human being is an appropriate response.

Exitus acta probat.  There have been cases of people with a figurative stick up their butt invading their neighbors.  A literal stick...never.

How Machiavellan of you!  ;)

How sweet of you to notice!  How many cups of coffee have you had today?

That was Ovid, BTW, aka "The Machiavelli of the Bedroom".  Supposing Machiavelli was actually Machiavellian...Ovid on the other hand, certainly seems to have been.

Not enough, apparently, considering I misspelled Machiavellian and did not notice. O Autocorrect, you fail me again.  ::)
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #11763 on: May 03, 2012, 05:46:49 PM »
You can't trust the spell checker here... it even tries to change "Theotokos"!

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #11764 on: May 03, 2012, 07:28:15 PM »
'Vlad the Impaler was a genius'--Crazed Norwegian Gunman Dude.

Additionally, James, the Russians made their share of fabrications about Vlad the Impaler, some of which are similar to stories about Ivan the Terrible. It wasn't just the West. He impaled Saxons, too.

Of course, who wouldn't want to spend their mornings eating breakfast and listening to the groans of the impaled? (Link is to a depiction of a woodblock print that is NSFW)

Here's a paper on him from the Romanian Student Association of Stanford University:

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His foreign policy was dominated by the continuous struggle to fend off the unwelcome expansionist "attentions" of his powerful neighbours and suzerains, the Hungarian kingdom to whom the autonomous principality of Transylvania north of the Carpathians belonged and the redoubtable Ottoman empire on its way of acquiring superpower status after the conquest of Constantinople in 1453. To this purpose he used subtle Byzantine-style diplomacy successively allying himself with one or the other in the hope of playing them against each other while preserving the independence and neutrality of his country. This diplomatic manoeuvering was at times complemented or supplanted by ferocious borderland raiding like the incursions carried out in 1459-1460 against the south Transylvanian territories inhabited by German settlers (Saxons) with whom he had a trade dispute: towns and villages were burned to the ground and all their inhabitants - men, women and children running perhaps into tens of thousands - were impaled or otherwise executed, earning Dracula the Saxons' undying hate with no minor consequences for his posterity. The Turks, Wallachia's main external threat, were by no means spared from his wrath: in the winter of 1462 a surprise raid along the southern bank of the Danube had the following results - in Dracula's own words -: "I have killed men and women, old and young...23,884 Turks and Bulgarians without counting those whom we burned alive in their homes or whose heads were not chopped off by our soldiers..."

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Unfortunately for Dracula, the major consequence of his moral crusade for internal law and order and external independence based on the mass use of capital punishment - often accompanied by refined, Oriental-style tortures - was that in the end even his most loyal subjects, noblemen and commoners alike, grew tired of living continuously in fear for their lives and withdrew him their support in the confuse moments following the precipitated pullout of the Turkish army from Wallachia when their candidate and Dracula's younger brother Radu "the Handsome" made a successful bid for the throne.   As for Dracula himself, he took refuge in Transylvania but instead of royal help for recapturing his throne what he got instead was near-instant arrest triggered by cleverly falsified letters - by his Saxon sworn ennemies - purporting betrayal of the king's cause by him. After years of detention in the royal castle of Visegrad - north of modern-day Budapest - and house arrest in this city, during which it was alleged that he married the king's sister (or close relative) and as a pre-condition had to abandon the Eastern-Orthodox faith and convert to Roman-Catholicism, he was reinstated in the royal favours and with Hungarian and Moldavian help he recaptured his throne in the autumn of 1476. But shortly afterwards he was assassinated in a forest near Bucharest and his body was supposedly buried inside the church of Snagov monastery; extensive archaeological investigations there around 1930 have failed to pinpoint the exact location of his grave.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #11765 on: May 03, 2012, 07:31:42 PM »
I love lamp.

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« Reply #11766 on: May 03, 2012, 08:07:27 PM »
“There is your brother, naked, crying, and you stand there confused over the choice of an attractive floor covering.”

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« Reply #11769 on: May 03, 2012, 08:12:29 PM »
I love lamp.

Do you really love the lamp, or are you just saying it because you saw it?
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« Reply #11771 on: May 03, 2012, 09:56:06 PM »
Well, now my programs are over for the night.
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« Reply #11772 on: May 03, 2012, 09:57:20 PM »
Well, now my programs are over for the night.

Sleep well.   :)

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« Reply #11773 on: May 03, 2012, 10:29:15 PM »
Well, now my programs are over for the night.

Sleep well.   :)

Oh, I'm not going to bed yet. Just turned off the apostasizing (?) TV.
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« Reply #11774 on: May 03, 2012, 10:30:06 PM »
Well, now my programs are over for the night.

Sleep well.   :)

Oh, I'm not going to bed yet. Just turned off the apostasizing (?) TV.

Okay!  :)

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« Reply #11775 on: May 03, 2012, 10:39:29 PM »
I babysat for seven hours today; I'm going to make such a good father someday.
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« Reply #11776 on: May 03, 2012, 10:42:43 PM »
I babysat for seven hours today; I'm going to make such a good father someday.

Most awesome dads ever call spending time with their kids babysitting. So you are off to a good start.

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« Reply #11777 on: May 03, 2012, 10:46:20 PM »
I babysat for seven hours today; I'm going to make such a good father someday.

Most awesome dads ever call spending time with their kids babysitting. So you are off to a good start.



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« Reply #11778 on: May 03, 2012, 10:49:32 PM »
At least it is a start I guess  :-\
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« Reply #11779 on: May 03, 2012, 10:52:45 PM »
At least it is a start I guess  :-\

Aw, James. Don't fret. It is a good start indeed. Don't worry about "starting" just yet though. By the time it happens for you, you will be ready.  :)
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« Reply #11780 on: May 04, 2012, 04:48:46 AM »
1 bottle of beer on the wall,
1 bottle of beer,
Take one down,
Pass it around
0 bottles of beer on the wall......


(This is random postings after all.  ;))


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« Reply #11781 on: May 04, 2012, 04:54:34 AM »
Some lamps are indeed lovable, are they not?


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« Reply #11782 on: May 04, 2012, 05:37:47 AM »
Semi-erotic Orthodox lamp?
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« Reply #11783 on: May 04, 2012, 05:48:50 AM »
Semi-erotic Orthodox lamp?
Or just a The Christmas Story reference.
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« Reply #11784 on: May 04, 2012, 05:50:47 AM »
Who can resist the soft glow of electric sex gleaming in the window?

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« Reply #11785 on: May 04, 2012, 05:51:52 AM »
I've been in my office the entire night thus far. A fellow graduate assistant is here (we share offices). Both working on papers.
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« Reply #11786 on: May 04, 2012, 11:16:23 AM »
Who can resist the soft glow of electric sex gleaming in the window?

 :D

I will say, when it comes to Christmas must-watch movies, Christmas Vacation is my #1. "Is your house on fire, Clark?"
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« Reply #11787 on: May 04, 2012, 12:47:28 PM »
Double posting, sorry.

Is there anything worse than the spider you can't see anymore? Every time my hair touches my arm now, I flip.  :(
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« Reply #11788 on: May 04, 2012, 12:58:47 PM »


But yeah, I know what you mean. I killed one the other day that was maybe 1/4" long. Such a small thing makes me jump? Humbug! Nonsensicals!

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« Reply #11789 on: May 04, 2012, 01:18:18 PM »
Double posting, sorry.

Is there anything worse than the spider you can't see anymore? Every time my hair touches my arm now, I flip.  :(

Was playing World of Tanks one night and was admiring the M103 right in front of me (i.e. had my cursor and thus my canon aiming right up his rear) when a moth flew right in my face.  I squealed, as that is my natural, girly reaction to having insects in close proximity, and instinctively clicked the mouse putting a 100mm shell right into his rear armour.  He immediately turned his turret, typed "WTF?!" and put a 105 round into me.  I typed that I was sorry and that a moth had flown right into my face.  There were choruses of lols afterwards.

True story.
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