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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #14895 on: March 15, 2013, 04:39:50 PM »
Today I had English oral exams. Mean British people asked me all sorts of weird questions.

Those evil britons  :D

It reminds me of one year, when those who had german exams where being examined by some germans who visited the school, instead of their teachers. They where asked questions like "What does humanity mean to you"?
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« Reply #14896 on: March 15, 2013, 04:46:08 PM »

It reminds me of one year, when those who had german exams where being examined by some germans who visited the school, instead of their teachers. They where asked questions like "What does humanity mean to you"?

I feel their pain.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #14897 on: March 15, 2013, 11:52:29 PM »
one of my favourite parts about Great Lent, are the black vestments.

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« Reply #14898 on: March 16, 2013, 12:08:21 AM »
It reminds me of one year, when those who had german exams where being examined by some germans who visited the school, instead of their teachers. They where asked questions like "What does humanity mean to you"?

Hey, they were probably genuinely trying to find an answer.

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« Reply #14899 on: March 16, 2013, 07:19:30 AM »
It reminds me of one year, when those who had german exams where being examined by some germans who visited the school, instead of their teachers. They where asked questions like "What does humanity mean to you"?

Hey, they were probably genuinely trying to find an answer.

//:=)

If they want answers to philosophical questions from danish teenagers, asking them in german isn't a the brighest idea.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #14900 on: March 16, 2013, 02:06:20 PM »
one of my favourite parts about Great Lent, are the black vestments.

I was surprised the first time I saw that. Guess I like bright colors... but I understand why they have to wear the black.  :)
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« Reply #14901 on: March 17, 2013, 02:59:45 PM »
Michelle Kalina sucks lizard eggs!
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #14902 on: March 17, 2013, 03:09:07 PM »
Cleaned out some things at my storage place today.
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« Reply #14903 on: March 17, 2013, 04:58:31 PM »
Enjoying a double measure of Bailey's right now, my last hard drink until Easter, but entirely suitable to the day. Slainte!
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #14904 on: March 17, 2013, 04:59:50 PM »
Took a lot of things down to give away to the library.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #14905 on: March 17, 2013, 05:02:17 PM »
Enjoying a double measure of Bailey's right now, my last hard drink until Easter, but entirely suitable to the day. Slainte!

Isn't liquor lenten?
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #14906 on: March 17, 2013, 05:10:50 PM »
It reminds me of one year, when those who had german exams where being examined by some germans who visited the school, instead of their teachers. They where asked questions like "What does humanity mean to you"?

Hey, they were probably genuinely trying to find an answer.

//:=)

An idea of Germans trying to find humanity sounds really, really scary.

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« Reply #14907 on: March 17, 2013, 05:28:00 PM »
Enjoying a double measure of Bailey's right now, my last hard drink until Easter, but entirely suitable to the day. Slainte!

Isn't liquor lenten?

Hmmm... interesting. I am not sure. Maybe one of the priests or deacons here will know.  :)
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #14908 on: March 17, 2013, 05:32:50 PM »
Enjoying a double measure of Bailey's right now, my last hard drink until Easter, but entirely suitable to the day. Slainte!

Isn't liquor lenten?

Irish Cream certainly isn't. ;) And hard liquor on a less-than-fully fat-insulated stomach is asking for trouble.
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« Reply #14909 on: March 19, 2013, 01:04:52 AM »
Spent the day with the wife and it was not a weekend.  So far, the new position is working out pretty well.  I hope it stays this way.

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« Reply #14910 on: March 19, 2013, 03:29:47 AM »
So, is the new color pink or purple?  It is difficult to tell, perhaps a rose-ish color.  I even had my kids look and they didn't agree.

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« Reply #14911 on: March 19, 2013, 03:47:21 AM »
So, is the new color pink or purple?  It is difficult to tell, perhaps a rose-ish color.  I even had my kids look and they didn't agree.

I'd say purple, though a) the graduated effect can confuse things, and b) a lot can depend on monitor settings. Either way, it's cool. :-)
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #14912 on: March 19, 2013, 03:49:00 AM »
So, is the new color pink or purple?  It is difficult to tell, perhaps a rose-ish color.  I even had my kids look and they didn't agree.

Hard to tell; I got a bulging migraine, and thus, my perception of color is slightly off.
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« Reply #14913 on: March 19, 2013, 05:22:11 AM »
How many of you are watching the Vatican live right now ?  :D

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« Reply #14914 on: March 19, 2013, 07:18:14 AM »
I was, before I left the house.  :)
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #14915 on: March 20, 2013, 02:36:57 PM »
Now, I have waited for years for the Simpsons to do something about the Orthodox Church, and when they finally do, it only lasts about 5 seconds!
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« Reply #14916 on: March 20, 2013, 02:47:22 PM »
Now, I have waited for years for the Simpsons to do something about the Orthodox Church, and when they finally do, it only lasts about 5 seconds!

In the post 1998? Simpsons, that is a long, long time. They have to keep down with the even hackier Family Guy and other garbage.
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« Reply #14917 on: March 20, 2013, 04:07:30 PM »
Now, I have waited for years for the Simpsons to do something about the Orthodox Church, and when they finally do, it only lasts about 5 seconds!
What episode was that? And what was done about Orthodoxy?
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #14918 on: March 20, 2013, 04:19:42 PM »
Where does a new member introduce themselves?
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« Reply #14919 on: March 20, 2013, 04:24:53 PM »
Now, I have waited for years for the Simpsons to do something about the Orthodox Church, and when they finally do, it only lasts about 5 seconds!
What episode was that? And what was done about Orthodoxy?

Dark Knight Court.
http://wtso.net/movie/544-2416_Dark_Knight_Court.html

There's an Easter scene in the beginning, where you can see a bishop holding a sign, saying "This is our Palm Sunday".
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« Reply #14920 on: March 20, 2013, 04:27:10 PM »
Where does a new member introduce themselves?

Man, we need a section for this. I think you can just do it here, or maybe in Other Topics.

And welcome to the forum.  :)
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #14921 on: March 20, 2013, 04:34:45 PM »
Thank you!
My best description is would-be Orthodox. I would be Orthodox if I had my own car and enough gas money to attend the nearest parish on a regular basis.
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« Reply #14922 on: March 20, 2013, 05:38:07 PM »
Thank you!
My best description is would-be Orthodox. I would be Orthodox if I had my own car and enough gas money to attend the nearest parish on a regular basis.

Is anyone at the parish willing/able to drive you to services, at least on occasion? That's how I'm normally, when I dont have my car, my godfather takes me

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #14923 on: March 20, 2013, 05:53:44 PM »
Thank you!
My best description is would-be Orthodox. I would be Orthodox if I had my own car and enough gas money to attend the nearest parish on a regular basis.

A bus line, maybe?
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« Reply #14924 on: March 20, 2013, 05:57:18 PM »
I like liver
I like chicken
I like girls
Who don't mind kick'n
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« Reply #14925 on: March 22, 2013, 05:05:44 AM »
Thank you!
My best description is would-be Orthodox. I would be Orthodox if I had my own car and enough gas money to attend the nearest parish on a regular basis.

Don't you have a bike?

Also, welcome! We might look scary but we don't bite. At least, usually we don't.
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« Reply #14926 on: March 22, 2013, 05:40:15 AM »
Also, welcome! We might look scary but we don't bite. At least, usually we don't.

We nibble. If you ask nicely. ;)
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« Reply #14927 on: March 22, 2013, 09:56:32 AM »
My mom seriously asked me if I was planning to become a monk  :laugh:
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« Reply #14928 on: March 22, 2013, 10:20:42 AM »
My mom seriously asked me if I was planning to become a monk  :laugh:

Did you give her a bertstare, say "possibly," and then walk away?  ;D

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« Reply #14929 on: March 22, 2013, 10:34:31 AM »
My mom seriously asked me if I was planning to become a monk  :laugh:

Did you give her a bertstare, say "possibly," and then walk away?  ;D



Well, no, but it would have been nice.

I guess that's the risk if you've books called "The Ladder of Divine Ascent", "The Sayings of the Desert Fathers" and "The Orthodox Church" on your nightstand and you're planning a visit to Athos...
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« Reply #14930 on: March 22, 2013, 10:36:30 AM »
You edited your post before I could respond. Bah!  :-*
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« Reply #14931 on: March 22, 2013, 12:12:32 PM »
My mom seriously asked me if I was planning to become a monk  :laugh:

Did you give her a bertstare, say "possibly," and then walk away?  ;D



Well, no, but it would have been nice.

I guess that's the risk if you've books called "The Ladder of Divine Ascent", "The Sayings of the Desert Fathers" and "The Orthodox Church" on your nightstand and you're planning a visit to Athos...
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« Reply #14932 on: March 22, 2013, 12:14:47 PM »
You edited your post before I could respond. Bah!  :-*

Ah, yes. I always edit. Nasty habit of mine.

My parents are terrified, they keep saying they want grandchildren.

I think mine gave up on that already lol.
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« Reply #14933 on: March 22, 2013, 12:34:44 PM »
Just had some good macaroni.
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« Reply #14934 on: March 22, 2013, 02:15:31 PM »
Just had some good macaroni.

Spaghetti > macaroni
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« Reply #14935 on: March 26, 2013, 12:10:52 AM »
orthonorm's kryptonite:

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« Reply #14936 on: March 26, 2013, 03:06:40 PM »
going home (homeland)  soon.
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« Reply #14937 on: March 26, 2013, 03:09:03 PM »
orthonorm's kryptonite:



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« Reply #14939 on: March 26, 2013, 04:47:56 PM »


Reminds me of a cultural difference between German speakers and Americans I see nearly everyday. On a container:

Please Deposit Broken Glass Here

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