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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #19350 on: December 23, 2013, 03:19:04 PM »
I love Apple Mango Tango wings.  They have a nice kick.
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« Reply #19351 on: December 23, 2013, 10:28:38 PM »
I never thought I'd ever say this but boy do I miss the sunshine.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #19352 on: December 23, 2013, 10:32:27 PM »
I never thought I'd ever say this but boy do I miss the sunshine.

You knew the weather here before you left Colorado.  ;)

I miss the colors green...and blue.
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« Reply #19353 on: December 23, 2013, 10:37:33 PM »
I never thought I'd ever say this but boy do I miss the sunshine.
Telling you I made a point this fall/winter of following the weather in Chicago and compare it with a few northern cities' in Scandinavia and Russia. So far Chicago has had consistently colder weather than Moscow, let alone Helsinki or Stockholm. When people hear I'm from RomAnia they inevitably say-as Midwesterners live to talk about weather - you must be used to this weather. Heck no, back home with minimal protection you could grow figtrees in your backyard.

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« Reply #19354 on: December 24, 2013, 07:32:42 AM »
I never thought I'd ever say this but boy do I miss the sunshine.
Telling you I made a point this fall/winter of following the weather in Chicago and compare it with a few northern cities' in Scandinavia and Russia. So far Chicago has had consistently colder weather than Moscow, let alone Helsinki or Stockholm. When people hear I'm from RomAnia they inevitably say-as Midwesterners live to talk about weather - you must be used to this weather. Heck no, back home with minimal protection you could grow figtrees in your backyard.

Maybe I should move to Chicago. I miss proper winter. I've used to having snow and temperature of something like -20°C. Now it's something like 0°C and not any snow in sight.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #19355 on: December 24, 2013, 08:05:01 AM »
I never thought I'd ever say this but boy do I miss the sunshine.
Telling you I made a point this fall/winter of following the weather in Chicago and compare it with a few northern cities' in Scandinavia and Russia. So far Chicago has had consistently colder weather than Moscow, let alone Helsinki or Stockholm. When people hear I'm from RomAnia they inevitably say-as Midwesterners live to talk about weather - you must be used to this weather. Heck no, back home with minimal protection you could grow figtrees in your backyard.

Maybe I should move to Chicago. I miss proper winter. I've used to having snow and temperature of something like -20°C. Now it's something like 0°C and not any snow in sight.

Either number is cold for the South.
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« Reply #19356 on: December 24, 2013, 09:02:26 AM »
I never thought I'd ever say this but boy do I miss the sunshine.

You knew the weather here before you left Colorado.  ;)

I miss the colors green...and blue.
Did you see the temps on Sunday? It was around 60 or 70 felt tropical. I was wearing shorts.
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« Reply #19357 on: December 24, 2013, 09:09:00 AM »
I never thought I'd ever say this but boy do I miss the sunshine.
Telling you I made a point this fall/winter of following the weather in Chicago and compare it with a few northern cities' in Scandinavia and Russia. So far Chicago has had consistently colder weather than Moscow, let alone Helsinki or Stockholm. When people hear I'm from RomAnia they inevitably say-as Midwesterners live to talk about weather - you must be used to this weather. Heck no, back home with minimal protection you could grow figtrees in your backyard.
My mother wouldn't allow my father to move us to Chicago because of the qesthee. That sounds insane.
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« Reply #19358 on: December 24, 2013, 11:35:07 AM »
I never thought I'd ever say this but boy do I miss the sunshine.
Telling you I made a point this fall/winter of following the weather in Chicago and compare it with a few northern cities' in Scandinavia and Russia. So far Chicago has had consistently colder weather than Moscow, let alone Helsinki or Stockholm. When people hear I'm from RomAnia they inevitably say-as Midwesterners live to talk about weather - you must be used to this weather. Heck no, back home with minimal protection you could grow figtrees in your backyard.

Maybe I should move to Chicago. I miss proper winter. I've used to having snow and temperature of something like -20°C. Now it's something like 0°C and not any snow in sight.
It was -17 C last night when I left work

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #19359 on: December 24, 2013, 01:08:48 PM »
I never thought I'd ever say this but boy do I miss the sunshine.
Telling you I made a point this fall/winter of following the weather in Chicago and compare it with a few northern cities' in Scandinavia and Russia. So far Chicago has had consistently colder weather than Moscow, let alone Helsinki or Stockholm. When people hear I'm from RomAnia they inevitably say-as Midwesterners live to talk about weather - you must be used to this weather. Heck no, back home with minimal protection you could grow figtrees in your backyard.

We have nothing else.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #19360 on: December 24, 2013, 01:21:51 PM »
I never thought I'd ever say this but boy do I miss the sunshine.
Telling you I made a point this fall/winter of following the weather in Chicago and compare it with a few northern cities' in Scandinavia and Russia. So far Chicago has had consistently colder weather than Moscow, let alone Helsinki or Stockholm. When people hear I'm from RomAnia they inevitably say-as Midwesterners live to talk about weather - you must be used to this weather. Heck no, back home with minimal protection you could grow figtrees in your backyard.

We have nothing else.

Um...we?!

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #19361 on: December 24, 2013, 01:24:19 PM »
Forgive me, I know not what I do, for here I have no city. I'll return to NY on Friday for times of refreshing.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #19362 on: December 24, 2013, 01:27:15 PM »
I assume most of our devout and pious posters on the other side of the ocean aren't done with the vigil yet.
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« Reply #19363 on: December 24, 2013, 03:21:25 PM »
Merry Christmas!  :)

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #19364 on: December 25, 2013, 08:41:10 AM »
So the dream I just woke up from included:

- A month-long assignment to read philosophical books written by Elvis Presley

- A small container at the store filled with eggs that had the yokes taken out of them but which were still for use/sale

- After I reported the egg problem and requested new eggs from my landlord (huh?) the police arrived with a small garbage container filled with a bit of trash and some half-eaten corn cobs. The corn was meant to replace the egg yokes. It also had some bugs, including yellow jackets, and the police asked me to return to trash can to the people they had borrowed it from.

There was more stuff earlier in the dream, but the above is what I remember from the end of the dream; and then I woke up. What is going on here?  ;D  ???
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« Reply #19365 on: December 25, 2013, 10:11:51 AM »
Didn't we have some fight about patriatch Bartholomew's alleged liberal abortion stance some time ago? He wrote fairly straightforward condemnation of abortion in his Christmas message.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #19366 on: December 25, 2013, 10:18:31 AM »
There was more stuff earlier in the dream, but the above is what I remember from the end of the dream; and then I woke up. What is going on here?  ;D  ???

It's the season for weird dreams, it seems. Yesterday mine included my grandparents' village, which is as sleepy as they get, go on lockdown and be swarmed by anti-terrorism agents. And normally I don't even dream at all. ???
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #19367 on: December 25, 2013, 03:32:15 PM »
So the dream I just woke up from included:

- A month-long assignment to read philosophical books written by Elvis Presley

- A small container at the store filled with eggs that had the yokes taken out of them but which were still for use/sale

- After I reported the egg problem and requested new eggs from my landlord (huh?) the police arrived with a small garbage container filled with a bit of trash and some half-eaten corn cobs. The corn was meant to replace the egg yokes. It also had some bugs, including yellow jackets, and the police asked me to return to trash can to the people they had borrowed it from.

There was more stuff earlier in the dream, but the above is what I remember from the end of the dream; and then I woke up. What is going on here?  ;D  ???
Ask your kids. I'm sure they'll agree that it means all of your "yolks" are corny and should be trashed.  ;D

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #19368 on: December 28, 2013, 12:01:08 AM »
I'm in NY! Wooohoooo!!!! All is right with the world again.
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« Reply #19369 on: December 28, 2013, 12:35:23 AM »
I'm in NY! Wooohoooo!!!! All is right with the world again.

Welcome home! 
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« Reply #19370 on: December 28, 2013, 05:30:59 AM »
Quote
The caffeine in coffee taps into the brain's dopamine stores, mimicking the euphoric effects commonly associated with harder drugs like cocaine and ecstasy.

And if that's not enough to convince you of the drink's powerful effect, know that coffee activates a system in our brains that secretes marijuana-like chemicals that control, among feeding and feelings of hunger, levels of happiness and euphoria.

http://www.businessinsider.com/two-things-make-coffee-irresistable-2011-10

The article is from 2011 but I hadn't noticed that before. I'm somewhat suprised over this. I've been taught that coffee keeps you awake but I had no idea of those somewhat euphoric effect. It fits my experience though.
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« Reply #19371 on: December 28, 2013, 09:01:13 AM »
"For this God is our God forever and ever; He will be our guide, even to the end." Psalm 48:14

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« Reply #19372 on: December 28, 2013, 03:57:28 PM »
Society prepares the crime, the criminal commits it.
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« Reply #19373 on: December 28, 2013, 07:00:48 PM »
I think I like Dostoevsky for the same reasons other people dislike him. I need to dig up one of the Dostoevsky threads soon.
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« Reply #19374 on: December 29, 2013, 04:37:35 PM »

         
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« Reply #19375 on: December 29, 2013, 08:13:40 PM »
This place is more mental once you don't really look at it for week or so. Wow.
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« Reply #19376 on: December 29, 2013, 08:57:37 PM »
I'm in NY! Wooohoooo!!!! All is right with the world again.

I should have smuggled myself in your luggage.

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« Reply #19377 on: December 30, 2013, 03:06:53 AM »
I'm in NY! Wooohoooo!!!! All is right with the world again.
I should have smuggled myself in your luggage.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #19378 on: December 30, 2013, 01:42:50 PM »
I'll never understand people walking on their knees during pilgrimages.
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« Reply #19379 on: December 30, 2013, 05:13:05 PM »
I was at a funeral recently and on one of the tombstones in the cemetery was inscribed "Boven bij Jezus" - "Up there with Jesus". The only problem was that the lower half of the 'B' was faded and so the 'B' became an 'R', thus reading "Roven bij Jezus" - "Robbing with Jesus".

Of course, laughing was inappropriate and I went through a lot of lip-biting to suppress it. Someone should probably take a look at the tombstone.
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« Reply #19380 on: December 30, 2013, 05:48:20 PM »
I was at a funeral recently and on one of the tombstones in the cemetery was inscribed "Boven bij Jezus" - "Up there with Jesus". The only problem was that the lower half of the 'B' was faded and now became an 'R', thus reading "Roven bij Jezus" - "Robbing with Jesus".

Of course, laughing was inappropriate and I went through a lot of lip-biting to suppress it. Someone should probably take a look at the tombstone.
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« Reply #19381 on: December 30, 2013, 05:55:12 PM »
I was at a funeral recently and on one of the tombstones in the cemetery was inscribed "Boven bij Jezus" - "Up there with Jesus". The only problem was that the lower half of the 'B' was faded and now became an 'R', thus reading "Roven bij Jezus" - "Robbing with Jesus".

Of course, laughing was inappropriate and I went through a lot of lip-biting to suppress it. Someone should probably take a look at the tombstone.
They're robbing he'll together

Awesome...what started as a funny observation at a cemetery has become a powerful affirmation of our belief in Christ's victory over death and hell. 
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« Reply #19382 on: December 30, 2013, 11:40:06 PM »
I was at a funeral recently and on one of the tombstones in the cemetery was inscribed "Boven bij Jezus" - "Up there with Jesus". The only problem was that the lower half of the 'B' was faded and now became an 'R', thus reading "Roven bij Jezus" - "Robbing with Jesus".

Of course, laughing was inappropriate and I went through a lot of lip-biting to suppress it. Someone should probably take a look at the tombstone.
They're robbing he'll together

Awesome...what started as a funny observation at a cemetery has become a powerful affirmation of our belief in Christ's victory over death and hell. 
leave it to augustin.  He always did have a knack for seeking the divine in all things.
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« Reply #19383 on: December 31, 2013, 07:58:24 PM »
May the new year bring us peace z d joy and an epidemic of suicides and other gruesome ends among the upper class. It has become a tradition for me to toast first for this or for something similar.

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« Reply #19384 on: December 31, 2013, 08:39:02 PM »
May the new year bring us peace z d joy and an epidemic of suicides and other gruesome ends among the upper class. It has become a tradition for me to toast first for this or for something similar.

You jelly.
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« Reply #19385 on: December 31, 2013, 10:23:51 PM »
Just ran to get some essentials before returning to my work for the night.

Just wanted to let everyone know that in case you are lonely, according to a vanity plate I saw on the way home, at least one person in Cincinnati is down with OPP.

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« Reply #19386 on: January 01, 2014, 12:24:57 AM »
Looks like I will be literally sweeping in the New Year.

My age old question: which is the more ridiculous holiday, New Year's or The Fourth of July?
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« Reply #19387 on: January 01, 2014, 01:35:14 AM »
There were 5,188 posts on this thread in 2013.

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« Reply #19388 on: January 01, 2014, 12:52:04 PM »
One of Dvorak's violin pieces has been labeled 'explicit' on Spotify  :-\
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« Reply #19389 on: January 01, 2014, 01:34:02 PM »
Happy St. Basil's Day!  :angel:

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« Reply #19390 on: January 01, 2014, 07:24:36 PM »
Happy 12th Birthday to the Euro.

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« Reply #19391 on: January 01, 2014, 09:00:55 PM »
May the new year bring us peace z d joy and an epidemic of suicides and other gruesome ends among the upper class. It has become a tradition for me to toast first for this or for something similar.

You jelly.

 ???  Is it my age, my colossal ignorance, my being an American, or some combination of those that renders that unintelligible to me?
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #19392 on: January 01, 2014, 09:01:56 PM »
May the new year bring us peace z d joy and an epidemic of suicides and other gruesome ends among the upper class. It has become a tradition for me to toast first for this or for something similar.

You jelly.

 ???  Is it my age, my colossal ignorance, my being an American, or some combination of those that renders that unintelligible to me?

I inquired whether he was jealous.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #19393 on: January 01, 2014, 09:05:52 PM »
May the new year bring us peace z d joy and an epidemic of suicides and other gruesome ends among the upper class. It has become a tradition for me to toast first for this or for something similar.

You jelly.

 ???  Is it my age, my colossal ignorance, my being an American, or some combination of those that renders that unintelligible to me?

I inquired whether he was jealous.

Oh.  Okay.   8)
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #19394 on: January 01, 2014, 09:17:02 PM »
Lettuce beet reality, do you even misc?
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