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« Reply #16785 on: July 23, 2013, 02:54:21 PM »
Pardon for being an ignorant European but why it isn't a southern state?

Because it's full of retired New Yorkers?

Actually, it is a southern state.  It's in the geographic south.  It was also in The South (Confederate States of America).  * must've cleaned his glasses with one of his dirty shirts again  ::).

When I lived there I heard Floridians joke all the time that it wasn't a Southern state... so... maybe my ears need cleaned out  :P
Maybe. :P  Just cuz they joked about it doesn't make it so.  But it is a southern state and it was in the CSA.  Floridians--what do they know, anyway?? (Sorry, Biro  8).)

Settle down Beavis  :-*  I never said it was a fact, I just mentioned it as a question you can ask to see if someone is an American. Generally those type of questions are cultural things, not factual ones. Though I guess even some Americans haven't heard it. Hopefully that wouldn't have got TheTrisagion shot!

Okay, Butthead :D--I's settled  ;D.  Hot dogs, anyone?
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« Reply #16786 on: July 23, 2013, 02:55:11 PM »
With mustard, please  :)
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« Reply #16787 on: July 23, 2013, 02:56:51 PM »
With mustard, please  :)

Sorry, wrong thread.  Meet me over there.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #16788 on: July 23, 2013, 02:59:24 PM »
500 posts

I've been on this forum for too long  :-\

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« Reply #16789 on: July 23, 2013, 03:01:46 PM »
500 posts

I've been on this forum for too long  :-\

Aww, cheer up! You only make 0.624 posts per day, so this forum hasn't got it's claws buried deep in you yet. There is hope!
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« Reply #16790 on: July 23, 2013, 03:36:27 PM »
500 posts

I've been on this forum for too long  :-\

Aww, cheer up! You only make 0.624 posts per day, so this forum hasn't got it's claws buried deep in you yet. There is hope!

Fly, NightOwl, fly like the wind--save yourself while you can!!!
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« Reply #16791 on: July 23, 2013, 03:48:09 PM »
There's no hope anymore. Just after 500 posts his heart already belongs to ROCOR.
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« Reply #16792 on: July 23, 2013, 03:56:55 PM »
Dangit, 3 posts today. Now I'll need to abstain for ~4 days (after today) to maintain my current ROP.
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« Reply #16793 on: July 23, 2013, 04:04:22 PM »
Dangit, 3 posts today. Now I'll need to abstain for ~4 days (after today) to maintain my current ROP.

See how insidious it is? :o  Oops...don't answer that.  ;D
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« Reply #16794 on: July 23, 2013, 04:40:07 PM »
Dangit, 3 posts today.

You don't even want to know how many posts I made today.
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« Reply #16795 on: July 23, 2013, 08:56:49 PM »
That hot chocolate left a bad taste in my mouth. Brushed my teeth... and it's still there. Blah.
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« Reply #16796 on: July 23, 2013, 09:55:36 PM »
Somehow you referring to the US as "our country" doesn't sound right.  :P Do you feel yourself as an American now?

Not truly, but it is the passport I used to get here. And I did go through that military training. :o
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #16797 on: July 23, 2013, 10:18:09 PM »
Florida isn't in the South because of the Spanish part, and that it isn't one of the 13 original colonies.

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #16798 on: July 24, 2013, 01:33:19 AM »
Tried to tell the lady at 7-Eleven "Good Morning" in Cantonese...and she thought I said cigarettes. My word, it is going to be a hard road to fluency. :-X

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« Reply #16799 on: July 24, 2013, 01:43:34 AM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ft1VZgsavg

Thought this was going to be a Waynes World clip. I guess my pop culturisms are out of date  8)
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« Reply #16800 on: July 24, 2013, 01:58:24 AM »
Tried to tell the lady at 7-Eleven "Good Morning" in Cantonese...and she thought I said cigarettes. My word, it is going to be a hard road to fluency. :-X

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ft1VZgsavg

Mandarin sounds terrible to be honest lol
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« Reply #16801 on: July 24, 2013, 02:01:09 AM »
Tried to tell the lady at 7-Eleven "Good Morning" in Cantonese...and she thought I said cigarettes. My word, it is going to be a hard road to fluency. :-X

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ft1VZgsavg

Mandarin sounds terrible to be honest lol
Way better than Cantonese. It's hard to screw up "ni zao!"
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« Reply #16802 on: July 24, 2013, 02:28:29 AM »
^ Reminds me of this.

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« Reply #16803 on: July 24, 2013, 09:55:26 AM »
I'm bored. What's a good book to read?
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« Reply #16804 on: July 24, 2013, 09:58:55 AM »
I'm bored. What's a good book to read?

The Name of the Rose?
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« Reply #16805 on: July 24, 2013, 10:13:24 AM »
I'm bored. What's a good book to read?

Any novel by Mika Waltari.
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« Reply #16806 on: July 24, 2013, 10:23:12 AM »
Tried to tell the lady at 7-Eleven "Good Morning" in Cantonese...and she thought I said cigarettes. My word, it is going to be a hard road to fluency. :-X

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ft1VZgsavg

Mandarin sounds terrible to be honest lol
Way better than Cantonese. It's hard to screw up "ni zao!"

I said Cantonese sounds better, Mandarin is easier but it sounds repulsive. lol
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« Reply #16807 on: July 24, 2013, 10:30:21 AM »
I'm bored. What's a good book to read?

 :angel:

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« Reply #16808 on: July 24, 2013, 10:31:26 AM »
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« Reply #16809 on: July 24, 2013, 10:41:22 AM »


Though I assume you've already read this at least once. Any human who has reached the age of 2 and 20 who has not read it should be shot. Or made to read it.  :angel:
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« Reply #16810 on: July 24, 2013, 10:42:47 AM »


Though I assume you've already read this at least once. Any human who has reached the age of 2 and 20 who has not read it should be shot. Or made to read it.  :angel:
2? Oh dear, my daughters are behind the 8-ball.  :-[
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« Reply #16811 on: July 24, 2013, 12:07:37 PM »
Florida isn't in the South because of the Spanish part, and that it isn't one of the 13 original colonies.

 ??? ???

Where's that put Louisiana, then?  It has a French part, a Cajun part, wasn't one of the 13 original colonies, is well SOUTH of the Mason-Dixon line, and was part of the CSA.

To be honest, I really couldn't care less about Florida--it really should be it's own country anyway, and then we could embargo it like Cuba  ;D ;D ;D.

Louisiana, on the other hand, is the home of this well-known elixir, which makes virtually every inedible dish edible:
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« Reply #16812 on: July 24, 2013, 12:09:05 PM »
I'm bored. What's a good book to read?

The Name of the Rose?

Excellent suggestion!  Great book!!!  Will have to re-read it now.
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« Reply #16813 on: July 24, 2013, 12:14:49 PM »

Though I assume you've already read this at least once. Any human who has reached the age of 2 and 20 who has not read it should be shot. Or made to read it.  :angel:

Kolyma Tales is better. IMO.

Cyrillic- Do you like Dostoevsky? I'm about to finish The Possessed, and I think I like it better than either Crime and Punishment or The Idiot. It's extremely prophetic. And very, very dark with a weird mix of humor.
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« Reply #16814 on: July 24, 2013, 12:54:22 PM »

Though I assume you've already read this at least once. Any human who has reached the age of 2 and 20 who has not read it should be shot. Or made to read it.  :angel:

Kolyma Tales is better. IMO.

Cyrillic- Do you like Dostoevsky? I'm about to finish The Possessed, and I think I like it better than either Crime and Punishment or The Idiot. It's extremely prophetic. And very, very dark with a weird mix of humor.

Kolyma Tales is excellent.  Depressing but excellent. 

Personally, there's enough darkness in my own real life that reading about it elsewhere doesn't usually help.  I know, you didn't ask me, but I answered  ;D ;D.
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« Reply #16815 on: July 24, 2013, 01:23:53 PM »
Cyrillic- Do you like Dostoevsky? I'm about to finish The Possessed, and I think I like it better than either Crime and Punishment or The Idiot. It's extremely prophetic. And very, very dark with a weird mix of humor.

I've read Crime and Punishment. It was boring.
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« Reply #16816 on: July 24, 2013, 03:54:52 PM »
CYRILLIC, WHAT HAVE YOU DONE!?!?!?

I usually just look for you by your avatar and now it is changed.  My oc.net life is over.

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« Reply #16817 on: July 24, 2013, 03:57:34 PM »
I didn't like the new avatar anyway so I changed it back  :)
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« Reply #16818 on: July 24, 2013, 03:59:41 PM »
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« Reply #16819 on: July 24, 2013, 04:02:43 PM »
I didn't like the new avatar anyway so I changed it back  :)

I didn't even get to see it. What was it?
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« Reply #16820 on: July 24, 2013, 04:05:38 PM »
I didn't like the new avatar anyway so I changed it back  :)

I didn't even get to see it. What was it?

A portrait of Democritus, the "laughing philosopher".

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« Reply #16821 on: July 24, 2013, 04:07:38 PM »
Specifically, this one:


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« Reply #16822 on: July 24, 2013, 04:08:43 PM »
Specifically, this one:



Oh... ok.
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« Reply #16823 on: July 24, 2013, 04:10:01 PM »
"I, Lucian, wrote this, I who am skilled in what is old and foolish; For what men think wise is foolish. So then nothing that the mind of man can conceive is certain; What you admire, seems ridiculous to others." - St. Lucian of Antioch

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« Reply #16824 on: July 24, 2013, 04:19:07 PM »
I didn't like the new avatar anyway so I changed it back  :)

I didn't even get to see it. What was it?

A portrait of Democritus, the "laughing philosopher".

Very good. Impressive.
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« Reply #16825 on: July 24, 2013, 04:30:09 PM »
Having a good cheap beer out on the sidewalk under a tree on a most temperate summer day. It's for moments like these I'd hate dying.

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« Reply #16826 on: July 24, 2013, 04:36:02 PM »
Depends. Most cheap beers are horrible.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #16827 on: July 24, 2013, 04:39:09 PM »
Depends. Most cheap beers are horrible.
You need a decade or so under your belt to know which aren't

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #16828 on: July 24, 2013, 04:42:48 PM »
I tried it once and it was horrible. I think I'll stick to my slightly more expansive ones.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #16829 on: July 24, 2013, 05:47:16 PM »
Vicodin is fun weeee!
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