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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #17190 on: August 14, 2013, 03:24:00 PM »
Rosetta Stone is the only way to learn a foreign language. Someone who didn't do well with high school Spanish, but learnt amazing stuff using Rosetta Stone, like how to ask where the bathroom is, told me so  :angel:

I dislike Rosetta Stone (at least the Japanese one).  It's great for memory and pronunciation, but it just has too little information for the gigantic price it has.
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« Reply #17191 on: August 14, 2013, 04:34:42 PM »
Enjoying this bittersweet crisp summer day with coffee, a book and a smoke.

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« Reply #17192 on: August 14, 2013, 05:26:34 PM »
I canned 17 quarts of dill pickles today. Actually some of the jars were litres, some Imperial quarts, some US quarts. I've been doing this for quite a number of years.

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« Reply #17193 on: August 14, 2013, 05:30:24 PM »
I canned 17 quarts of dill pickles today. Actually some of the jars were litres, some Imperial quarts, some US quarts. I've been doing this for quite a number of years.

I would chop them up into those little circles. I like those best on my sandwiches.  :)

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« Reply #17194 on: August 14, 2013, 09:59:46 PM »
I have just finished my first Statement of Interest for grad school.

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« Reply #17195 on: August 14, 2013, 10:02:56 PM »
This past weekend I met Dr. Cornel West on a plane ride from NYC to Chicago.  He is a very kind, sincere man. 
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« Reply #17196 on: August 15, 2013, 12:31:16 AM »
This past weekend I met Dr. Cornel West on a plane ride from NYC to Chicago.  He is a very kind, sincere man. 
that's something

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« Reply #17197 on: August 15, 2013, 12:38:59 AM »
I have just finished my first Statement of Interest for grad school.

What u want do? :)

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« Reply #17198 on: August 15, 2013, 09:17:53 AM »
I canned 17 quarts of dill pickles today. Actually some of the jars were litres, some Imperial quarts, some US quarts. I've been doing this for quite a number of years.

Yummy!!  "Kosher" dill, with lots of gawlik?
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« Reply #17199 on: August 15, 2013, 11:11:32 AM »
I canned 17 quarts of dill pickles today. Actually some of the jars were litres, some Imperial quarts, some US quarts. I've been doing this for quite a number of years.

Yummy!!  "Kosher" dill, with lots of gawlik?
Some garlic. Not a lot - just enough for some flavour. And no extra heat added. My two oldest grandchildren, now 12 and 11, will eat only my pickles (and I think, their mother's, since she learned from me  :)). They know the difference between "store bought" and the real thing!

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« Reply #17200 on: August 15, 2013, 12:24:37 PM »
Can't beat the real thing!
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« Reply #17201 on: August 15, 2013, 02:06:57 PM »
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« Reply #17202 on: August 16, 2013, 02:20:19 AM »
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« Reply #17203 on: August 16, 2013, 02:49:23 AM »
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« Reply #17204 on: August 16, 2013, 05:59:23 AM »
Rain cancelled our planned trip to the zoo today. Bummer. :-\
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« Reply #17205 on: August 17, 2013, 01:24:07 AM »
BMW makes a 3 series Hybrid that can go 3 miles solely on electric power.  It's a $7,000 option.

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« Reply #17206 on: August 17, 2013, 02:43:00 AM »
BMW makes a 3 series Hybrid that can go 3 miles solely on electric power.  It's a $7,000 option.

And I am certain some poor soul will actually pay for that option. 

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« Reply #17207 on: August 17, 2013, 02:59:57 AM »
When I remember bits of dreams I've had the night before I sometimes recall sights, sounds, touching sensations, and things I've said... but never smells. Why not, I wonder?  I want to have a stinky dream some time, just so I can say I did.

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« Reply #17208 on: August 17, 2013, 06:44:41 AM »
Having a book printed and bound by CafePress and shipped from the US cost me less than I would have to pay to print the (freely downloaded) file and get a crummy spiral binding over here. Doubleyou-Tee-Eff, Staples. >:(
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« Reply #17209 on: August 17, 2013, 04:41:15 PM »
Have you acquired the knowledge thus far that there are people who suffer from conditions beyond their control, and are naturally in that state? My aunty, for instance, happens to be a person of that nature. She is a crane operator that has bad joints and a bad spine from operating the crane but you probably lack empathy for that case also. I do not fall under this category as I am 6'5, 300lbs and every day I make an effort to stimulate myofibrillar hypertrophy by inducing skeletal muscle mircotrauma. I would be most enthusiastic about you saying such a thing of unkind nature to my aunty in the vicinity of my physical presence. This has a low probability of coming to pass however as you are courageous only when your words first travel through an electronic medium to a public display forum. My belief is not strong that you would vocalise these insults when there is little spatial distance between yourself and that person. That is my thought process. I would like to know yours. Oh I do offer my apologies as you lack a frontal lobe with the necessary neurons and synapses which are prerequisites for a sentient being. I myself, however, would be most happy to book you in for a three day cruise to travel to my location and visualise yourself making such taunts to a person of my acquaintance with the removal of an electronic discussion medium.
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« Reply #17210 on: August 17, 2013, 11:39:11 PM »
Gotta love power hungry children.  LOL.

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« Reply #17211 on: August 18, 2013, 12:12:57 AM »
BMW makes a 3 series Hybrid that can go 3 miles solely on electric power.  It's a $7,000 option.

And I am certain some poor soul will actually pay for that option. 

Adding the hybrid option does little for acceleration and fuel economy.  Edmunds.com said that one has to keep the car for 62 years to recoup the additional cost of the hybrid option.

BMW is releasing the all-electric i3 for the US market in 2014. 

http://www.bmw.com/com/en/newvehicles/i/i3/2013/showroom/index.html

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« Reply #17212 on: August 18, 2013, 12:48:40 AM »
“There is your brother, naked, crying, and you stand there confused over the choice of an attractive floor covering.”

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« Reply #17213 on: August 18, 2013, 12:48:40 AM »
"The reason why clichés are so satisfying is because the truth never loses its residual force."

I just saw this sig and I'll get back to it later. In short, cliches are stagnating and do not pierce into what is actually in "reality".

Life is utterly strange, and the problem of using cliches on life is that they are superficial in describing the very peculiarities of such. For example the cliche of time healing all wounds, well not exactly. That cliche only articulates a superficiality about time, healing, and wounds but it does nothing but go beyond this. This is not the final word on time insofar as healing, but what else lies behind this cliche on our first discovery of our wounds and how they are healed? The cliche, thus, tells us nothing. And does this not hinge on a priori knowledge of the exact qualities of time itself?

Cliches serve no other purpose but to detriment our experiences and whittle down life itself into such "maxims".

And that is why I dislike cliches...
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« Reply #17214 on: August 18, 2013, 02:34:34 AM »
Achronos, posts by you are few and far between but you need to believe in yourself. Don't get me wrong, what the future holds no one knows, but needless to say, you need to make the best of it. You've been through thick and thin, and come back to reality (ie. PA), and now have hope for a bright future. Time will fly by now that you are on top of the world and having the time of your life, but just remember that all good things must come to an end.

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« Reply #17215 on: August 18, 2013, 08:00:57 AM »
I know this will sound all kinds of wrong, but I like Enya.

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« Reply #17216 on: August 18, 2013, 08:09:56 AM »
I know this will sound all kinds of wrong, but I like Enya.

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Enya-bashing is fashionable, but I don't care much for fashion. ;)

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« Reply #17217 on: August 18, 2013, 08:10:53 AM »
And that is why I dislike cliches...

I don't care for long-winded declarations of angst, either. :P
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« Reply #17218 on: August 18, 2013, 09:50:01 AM »
I probably watch more TV today than I ever have. Not sure whether it's stupider. My childhood was filled with Happy Days and Gilligan's Island, so...

One of the "Happiest Days" of my life was meeting the ENTIRE cast of "Gilligan's Island"! 8)

When they had their 2nd wave of popularity back in the early '80s they did some personal appearances as a group. I actually got to talk to Mary Ann and Gilligan up close!  Squee! ;D
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« Reply #17219 on: August 18, 2013, 10:27:56 AM »
I probably watch more TV today than I ever have. Not sure whether it's stupider. My childhood was filled with Happy Days and Gilligan's Island, so...

One of the "Happiest Days" of my life was meeting the ENTIRE cast of "Gilligan's Island"! 8)

When they had their 2nd wave of popularity back in the early '80s they did some personal appearances as a group. I actually got to talk to Mary Ann and Gilligan up close!  Squee! ;D

I love the theme song.
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« Reply #17220 on: August 18, 2013, 01:06:48 PM »
i can't believe we haven't hit 400,000 posts yet
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« Reply #17221 on: August 18, 2013, 01:21:43 PM »
i can't believe we haven't hit 400,000 posts yet

What do ya mean ? :)  If it makes you feel any better, there have been 970,624 posts on the forum in general...

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« Reply #17222 on: August 18, 2013, 02:15:17 PM »
i can't believe we haven't hit 400,000 posts yet

What do ya mean ? :)  If it makes you feel any better, there have been 970,624 posts on the forum in general...
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« Reply #17223 on: August 18, 2013, 02:59:00 PM »
I decided to try out a frat party on a Saturday night before church, and have come to conclude that frat parties kind of suck. At least Natty Light does.
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« Reply #17224 on: August 18, 2013, 05:29:51 PM »
I decided to try out a frat party on a Saturday night before church, and have come to conclude that frat parties kind of suck. At least Natty Light does.
Lol first parties are h0mo
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« Reply #17225 on: August 18, 2013, 05:29:51 PM »
I mean frat
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« Reply #17226 on: August 19, 2013, 12:11:45 AM »
Rode about 50 miles today which doesn't feel all that much on the plain roads of the Midwest . Also heard Yo-Yoma albeit from some distance .

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« Reply #17227 on: August 19, 2013, 12:35:30 AM »
I probably watch more TV today than I ever have. Not sure whether it's stupider. My childhood was filled with Happy Days and Gilligan's Island, so...

One of the "Happiest Days" of my life was meeting the ENTIRE cast of "Gilligan's Island"! 8)

When they had their 2nd wave of popularity back in the early '80s they did some personal appearances as a group. I actually got to talk to Mary Ann and Gilligan up close!  Squee! ;D

If you have Me TV, they'll be on for an hour every night at 8 PM (Eastern time) starting Sept. 2.  I didn't check the Pacific time schedule.

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« Reply #17228 on: August 19, 2013, 06:15:18 AM »
Love this:

"The facts of life do not penetrate to the sphere in which our beliefs are cherished; they did not engender those beliefs, and they are powerless to destroy them; they can inflict on them continual blows of contradiction and disproof without weakening them; and an avalanche of miseries and maladies succeeding one another without interruption in the bosom of a family will not make it lose faith in either the clemency of its God or the capacity of its physician." - Proust in Swann's Way.

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« Reply #17229 on: August 19, 2013, 12:29:09 PM »
Tramping around the zoo is a great workout, but dadgum if it doesn't cost as much as a personal trainer. :-\
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« Reply #17230 on: August 19, 2013, 12:33:13 PM »
Tramping around the zoo is a great workout, but dadgum if it doesn't cost as much as a personal trainer. :-\

I would have rented you my sister for 1/2 the price.  (Hmmm....why does that sound, uh,.....off?)  Let me explain.  She's a former zoo keeper and finagles herself into free admission to zoos all over the world on the strength of that and her gift of the gab.  Mind you, you would have been there 3 times as long, though.   ;D
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« Reply #17231 on: August 19, 2013, 03:33:26 PM »
Good zoo!

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« Reply #17232 on: August 19, 2013, 04:12:22 PM »
I love the zoo! I only don't like the way my ankles hurt after all that walking. :) (And some smells like elephants. Eeeew.)

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« Reply #17233 on: August 19, 2013, 05:45:43 PM »
Coming literally eye to eye with a tiger was totally worth it. ;D
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« Reply #17234 on: August 19, 2013, 05:46:48 PM »
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