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« Reply #18900 on: November 25, 2013, 05:21:45 PM »
My digital scale at home always has me weighing 3-5 lbs. less than the scale at my Doctor's office. I choose to believe that despite all the equipment he has in his office, the Doctor simply bought an inferior scale.
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« Reply #18901 on: November 25, 2013, 05:21:57 PM »
My scale has turned into a random number generator. Additionally, unless my invisible friend is trying to weigh herself, the scale randomly displays a number when no one is standing on it. I'm done with the digital age. Now accepting applications for pen pals.

You have a whole internet discussion board full of them, ZZ---OC.net!! ;D  On further thought, I guess technically none of us here are pen pals as we do all this verbiage on a keyboard, not with real pens.  Do people under the age of 30 know what a real pen is, and how to use it?

Real pen looks like:


But there are many varieties of them. 8)
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« Reply #18902 on: November 25, 2013, 05:23:19 PM »
I like printing stuff out and writing notes on the papers, and then typing the notes into the computer. I feel that it helps both the pen and the printer ink industries and I am doing my part to help the economy.

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« Reply #18903 on: November 25, 2013, 05:36:49 PM »
I wouldn't mind another digital scale provided it actually works. Although I have had this one for awhile... it was bound to kick the bucket eventually.

I like printing stuff out and writing notes on the papers, and then typing the notes into the computer. I feel that it helps both the pen and the printer ink industries and I am doing my part to help the economy.

LOL.  :D
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« Reply #18904 on: November 25, 2013, 05:57:24 PM »
I'm so very tired of arguing. Why can't everyone else just accept the fact that I'm always right? Then we can be friends. Puppies, kittens, rainbows.
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« Reply #18905 on: November 25, 2013, 05:58:06 PM »
I'm so very tired of arguing. Why can't everyone else just accept the fact that I'm always right? Then we can be friends. Puppies, kittens, rainbows.

And ponies!  ;D  ;D  ;D
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« Reply #18906 on: November 25, 2013, 06:00:39 PM »
I'm so very tired of arguing. Why can't everyone else just accept the fact that I'm always right? Then we can be friends. Puppies, kittens, rainbows.

And ponies!  ;D  ;D  ;D

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« Reply #18907 on: November 25, 2013, 06:09:35 PM »
Seth Rogen and James Franco are hilarious.
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« Reply #18908 on: November 25, 2013, 07:25:46 PM »
Seth Rogen and James Franco are hilarious.
You have no idea how awesome that was. Seriously if Kanye gets mad about that he is dead to me forever.
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« Reply #18909 on: November 25, 2013, 07:49:39 PM »
Seth Rogen and James Franco are hilarious.
You have no idea how awesome that was. Seriously if Kanye gets mad about that he is dead to me forever.

I hope he does because I will LOL for days.
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« Reply #18910 on: November 25, 2013, 07:51:19 PM »
Seth Rogen and James Franco are hilarious.
You have no idea how awesome that was. Seriously if Kanye gets mad about that he is dead to me forever.

I hope he does because I will LOL for days.
OK you are right. Smash some paparrazi cameras too.

Imma Let You Finish, but Rogen and Franco had one of the best videos of all time.
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« Reply #18911 on: November 25, 2013, 07:54:19 PM »
ZZ look at this picture, I thought of you:



LOLZ
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« Reply #18912 on: November 25, 2013, 08:00:21 PM »
You thought of me?! Hahaha. Is that what you think I look like or something? :D
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« Reply #18913 on: November 25, 2013, 08:16:51 PM »
You thought of me?! Hahaha. Is that what you think I look like or something? :D
I was hoping it was an alpaca, but the rabbit will suffice.
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« Reply #18914 on: November 25, 2013, 08:18:43 PM »
You thought of me?! Hahaha. Is that what you think I look like or something? :D
I was hoping it was an alpaca, but the rabbit will suffice.

Oooohhhh! I'm with you now.
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« Reply #18915 on: November 25, 2013, 10:35:31 PM »
This one day weekend crap did not work for me...but I have 3 days off this week, yay Thanksgiving!


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« Reply #18916 on: November 25, 2013, 10:37:29 PM »
Welcome back  8)

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« Reply #18917 on: November 25, 2013, 11:52:03 PM »
Welcome back, and stay a while this time :-)

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« Reply #18918 on: November 26, 2013, 01:04:34 AM »
I just applied for a job in San Diego, CA.

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« Reply #18919 on: November 26, 2013, 01:27:26 AM »
I just applied for a job in San Diego, CA.

Good luck!
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« Reply #18920 on: November 26, 2013, 01:32:28 AM »
Buffalo to San Diego... you may die from weather-change-shock.  8)

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« Reply #18921 on: November 26, 2013, 02:31:01 AM »
hey guys,

what is the letter called, where it is like a fancy "f" but it is curved, and is pronounced like an "s"

I look all over the internet but cannot find it, since i cannot type it!

it is usually used in old english books,

such as, one would write "Chrift" instead of "Christ" but the f would be more curved at the bottom and slightly at an angle
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #18922 on: November 26, 2013, 06:10:57 AM »
This one day weekend crap did not work for me...but I have 3 days off this week, yay Thanksgiving!




Hey bro! What's up with the UT hat? Did that BAMA beat down of your Cajuns drive you to Texas? Maybe you believe the ridiculous rumors about Saban going to the Longhorns.  ;)

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #18923 on: November 26, 2013, 07:50:09 AM »
hey guys,

what is the letter called, where it is like a fancy "f" but it is curved, and is pronounced like an "s"

I look all over the internet but cannot find it, since i cannot type it!

it is usually used in old english books,

such as, one would write "Chrift" instead of "Christ" but the f would be more curved at the bottom and slightly at an angle

Here you go.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_s

It was never an "f".
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« Reply #18924 on: November 26, 2013, 08:44:19 AM »
This one day weekend crap did not work for me...but I have 3 days off this week, yay Thanksgiving!




Hey, I heard you are playing D-League basketball now. Congratulations!

Did you ever settle our bet?

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« Reply #18925 on: November 26, 2013, 08:51:11 AM »
Troparion of St Stylian - The 3rd Tone

Holy Stylian, thou wast a tower of abstinence/ and an unshaken pillar of the Church./ Dedicated to God from thy youth,/ thou didst become a dwelling-place of the Spirit./ O righteous Father, intercede with Christ our God to grant us His great mercy.

Troparion of St Nikon - The 3rd Tone

Sparta rejoices in holding the shrine of thy relics,/ a source of healing for those who run to thee./ Holy Nikon, intercede with Christ our God to grant us His great mercy.

Kontakion of St Stylian - The 4th Tone

Sanctified from the womb like another Samuel,/ thou didst glorify God by thy labours./ Thou didst become a healer/ and protector of Christ's babes and sucklings./ He has glorified thee, O Stylian.

Kontakion of St Nikon - The 6th Tone/Plagal of the Second

Thou didst despise the world's delights,/ thou didst show us the path of repentance, emulating the Angelic life./ O Nikon, we praise thee and celebrate thy memory;/ thou art a fountain of healing.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #18926 on: November 26, 2013, 12:06:04 PM »
A month ago I suggested that if we were able to push through about 700 posts/day we'd finally have a month cross the 20,000 post milestone.  October disappointed, but November has promise still.  If we average just about 733/day for the rest of this week we can reach the milestone.
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« Reply #18927 on: November 26, 2013, 12:08:16 PM »
I will do my part!

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« Reply #18928 on: November 26, 2013, 12:24:43 PM »
And I shall do mine! (And maybe get to Oc.net Guru)
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« Reply #18929 on: November 26, 2013, 12:47:20 PM »
I too fhall try to affift!
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« Reply #18930 on: November 26, 2013, 12:51:26 PM »
A month ago I suggested that if we were able to push through about 700 posts/day we'd finally have a month cross the 20,000 post milestone.  October disappointed, but November has promise still.  If we average just about 733/day for the rest of this week we can reach the milestone.

As my post count shows, I obviously have no problem "helping" things along in this respect  ;D.  Now, maybe I've missed it, but why the goal-orientation regarding achieving a specified number of posts each month?  What happens as a result of reaching a particular "milestone"?
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« Reply #18931 on: November 26, 2013, 12:52:41 PM »
I too fhall try to affift!

You're using the long "S"??  Magnificent!!!  8) 8)
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« Reply #18932 on: November 26, 2013, 12:52:59 PM »
What happens as a result of reaching a particular "milestone"?

Pizza party!

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« Reply #18933 on: November 26, 2013, 12:54:52 PM »
What happens as a result of reaching a particular "milestone"?

Pizza party!

At your house??  I'll be there!!! ;D ;D
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« Reply #18934 on: November 26, 2013, 12:55:16 PM »
Do not be cast down over the struggle - the Lord loves a brave warrior. The Lord loves the soul that is valiant.

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« Reply #18935 on: November 26, 2013, 01:02:21 PM »
I too fhall try to affift!

You're using the long "S"??  Magnificent!!!  8) 8)

Although I may have already broken at leaft one of the rulef:
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« Reply #18936 on: November 26, 2013, 01:07:08 PM »
Father, I have been posting quite a bit lately. I will try to step it up though.
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« Reply #18937 on: November 26, 2013, 01:10:54 PM »
What happens as a result of reaching a particular "milestone"?

Pizza party!

If there's a pizza party, I affure you, I'm in!  ;D
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« Reply #18938 on: November 26, 2013, 01:13:54 PM »
Staying true to his peasant roots is  big part of it.

How one does stays true to his/her peasant roots?

"There is no hope in returning to a traditional faith after it has once been abandoned, since the essential condition in the holder of a traditional faith is that he should not know he is a traditionalist."

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That reminds of how I haven't stayed true to my roots. From rural Pentecostalist blue-collar family to aspiring urban Orthodox white-collar career with an academic degree. All this because of Scandinavian Socialism which in itself is an anti-traditionalist phenomenon.

Oh well. Could be worse. :angel:
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« Reply #18939 on: November 26, 2013, 02:00:24 PM »
Staying true to his peasant roots is  big part of it.

How one does stays true to his/her peasant roots?

"There is no hope in returning to a traditional faith after it has once been abandoned, since the essential condition in the holder of a traditional faith is that he should not know he is a traditionalist."

(Al Ghazali apud E.R. Dodds, The Greeks and the Irrational)

That reminds of how I haven't stayed true to my roots. From rural Pentecostalist blue-collar family to aspiring urban Orthodox white-collar career with an academic degree. All this because of Scandinavian Socialism which in itself is an anti-traditionalist phenomenon.

Oh well. Could be worse. :angel:

Alpo, you are aging quite well.

You've really come into your own here.
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« Reply #18940 on: November 26, 2013, 02:17:09 PM »
Why thank you. I've still yet to graduate (:-[) and become a leftist though. It's fun to be politically and religiously conservative with this kind of background.
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« Reply #18941 on: November 26, 2013, 02:19:45 PM »
Staying true to his peasant roots is  big part of it.

How one does stays true to his/her peasant roots?

"There is no hope in returning to a traditional faith after it has once been abandoned, since the essential condition in the holder of a traditional faith is that he should not know he is a traditionalist."

(Al Ghazali apud E.R. Dodds, The Greeks and the Irrational)

That reminds of how I haven't stayed true to my roots. From rural Pentecostalist blue-collar family to aspiring urban Orthodox white-collar career with an academic degree. All this because of Scandinavian Socialism which in itself is an anti-traditionalist phenomenon.

Oh well. Could be worse. :angel:

Alpo, you are aging quite well.

You've really come into your own here.

Just like a lovely bottle of fine wine, I'd say.  ;)
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« Reply #18942 on: November 26, 2013, 02:30:46 PM »
Staying true to his peasant roots is  big part of it.

How one does stays true to his/her peasant roots?

"There is no hope in returning to a traditional faith after it has once been abandoned, since the essential condition in the holder of a traditional faith is that he should not know he is a traditionalist."

(Al Ghazali apud E.R. Dodds, The Greeks and the Irrational)

That reminds of how I haven't stayed true to my roots. From rural Pentecostalist blue-collar family to aspiring urban Orthodox white-collar career with an academic degree. All this because of Scandinavian Socialism which in itself is an anti-traditionalist phenomenon.

Oh well. Could be worse. :angel:
Obsessing over tradition is itself a modern phenomenon. As far as we can say at least.  
And i've heard these things for over a decade i'd say usually from people trying to somehow find a way to be "traditionalist" but smart enough to see what the problems with this quest are.
Holy martyr Proterius, patriarch of Alexandria,  pray for us!

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« Reply #18943 on: November 26, 2013, 02:38:55 PM »
Staying true to his peasant roots is  big part of it.

How one does stays true to his/her peasant roots?

"There is no hope in returning to a traditional faith after it has once been abandoned, since the essential condition in the holder of a traditional faith is that he should not know he is a traditionalist."

(Al Ghazali apud E.R. Dodds, The Greeks and the Irrational)

That reminds of how I haven't stayed true to my roots. From rural Pentecostalist blue-collar family to aspiring urban Orthodox white-collar career with an academic degree. All this because of Scandinavian Socialism which in itself is an anti-traditionalist phenomenon.

Oh well. Could be worse. :angel:
Obsessing over tradition is itself a modern phenomenon. As far as we can say at least.  
And i've heard these things for over a decade i'd say usually from people trying to somehow find a way to be "traditionalist" but smart enough to see what the problems with this quest are.

"These things"?
But the stranger that dwelleth with you shall be unto you as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.
Leviticus 19:34

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #18944 on: November 26, 2013, 02:51:12 PM »
Staying true to his peasant roots is  big part of it.

How one does stays true to his/her peasant roots?

"There is no hope in returning to a traditional faith after it has once been abandoned, since the essential condition in the holder of a traditional faith is that he should not know he is a traditionalist."

(Al Ghazali apud E.R. Dodds, The Greeks and the Irrational)

That reminds of how I haven't stayed true to my roots. From rural Pentecostalist blue-collar family to aspiring urban Orthodox white-collar career with an academic degree. All this because of Scandinavian Socialism which in itself is an anti-traditionalist phenomenon.

Oh well. Could be worse. :angel:
Obsessing over tradition is itself a modern phenomenon. As far as we can say at least.  
And i've heard these things for over a decade i'd say usually from people trying to somehow find a way to be "traditionalist" but smart enough to see what the problems with this quest are.

"These things"?
the talk about tradition within the context of orthodoxy (in the west especially). buyt then again, I've seen similar phenomena (cartoonish traditionalism) in the East as well.
Holy martyr Proterius, patriarch of Alexandria,  pray for us!