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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23085 on: December 25, 2014, 01:51:37 AM »
That's one to grow on.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23086 on: December 25, 2014, 02:12:25 AM »
I just found out that I'm a week older than Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter.   :o

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23087 on: December 25, 2014, 02:47:29 AM »
Get off the forum and go be with your loved one(s)... seriously.  :police:
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« Reply #23088 on: December 25, 2014, 02:49:22 AM »
Get off the forum and go be with your loved one(s)... seriously.  :police:

You first.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23089 on: December 25, 2014, 02:54:24 AM »
Get off the forum and go be with your loved one(s)... seriously.  :police:

Good for you for posting this!

My wife's at work and the babies are sleeping. I don't know if shiraz counts as my loved one, but, in case, I'll bring the bottle near.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23090 on: December 25, 2014, 03:10:34 AM »
Oh joy! A program of Shape Note music for Christmas on the radio!
"Love ... is an abyss of illumination, a mountain of fire ... . It is the condition of angels, the progress of eternity" (Climacus).

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Yes we who are far from sainthood we can recognize a living saint and I'm talking from personal experience.Yes they are gentle soo gentle it can not be described it is like gentleness and humility in one and also they have this light this energy it's beyond words...and when you are near them you feel ecstatic and very happy

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23091 on: December 25, 2014, 03:21:50 AM »
I hope everyone gets a kick out of this Christmas season.  Don't feast too hard.

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23092 on: December 25, 2014, 11:29:55 AM »

Oh my goodness.

I'm now one of the top 10 posters.

How did that happen?  It seems to me that I hardly ever post.

You guys have got to start posting more.

I'll start posting more once I get off moderation.

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23093 on: December 25, 2014, 04:10:05 PM »
Each year I think of spreading the panettone with mascarpone, but in the event it just seems too decadent.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23094 on: December 25, 2014, 08:09:53 PM »
Apparently, the latest Christmas trend among some evangelical/non-denom type churches was to celebrate Advent by having a few extra Bible studies and posting quotes from the fathers (like Spurgeon) on Facebook.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23095 on: December 25, 2014, 08:29:34 PM »

Oh my goodness.

I'm now one of the top 10 posters.

How did that happen?  It seems to me that I hardly ever post.

You guys have got to start posting more.

I'll start posting more once I get off moderation.
I recommend not posting swear words or putting them in your sig.  That works wonders for reducing post moderations.  ;)
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23096 on: December 25, 2014, 08:30:19 PM »
Get off the forum and go be with your loved one(s)... seriously.  :police:

Good for you for posting this!

My wife's at work and the babies are sleeping. I don't know if shiraz counts as my loved one, but, in case, I'll bring the bottle near.
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Best post of Christmas.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23097 on: December 25, 2014, 08:37:34 PM »
Apparently, the latest Christmas trend among some evangelical/non-denom type churches was to celebrate Advent by having a few extra Bible studies and posting quotes from the fathers (like Spurgeon) on Facebook.

I thought they replaced Advent with "The Daniel Fast" or some other generic non-Catholicy contraption?

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23098 on: December 25, 2014, 08:42:01 PM »
Apparently, the latest Christmas trend among some evangelical/non-denom type churches was to celebrate Advent by having a few extra Bible studies and posting quotes from the fathers (like Spurgeon) on Facebook.

I thought they replaced Advent with "The Daniel Fast" or some other generic non-Catholicy contraption?
That's usually at the beginning of the New Year for a lot of them that do that.  It would not surprise me if some did it for Advent or Lent.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23099 on: December 25, 2014, 08:43:38 PM »
Apparently, the latest Christmas trend among some evangelical/non-denom type churches was to celebrate Advent by having a few extra Bible studies and posting quotes from the fathers (like Spurgeon) on Facebook.

I thought they replaced Advent with "The Daniel Fast" or some other generic non-Catholicy contraption?
That's usually at the beginning of the New Year for a lot of them that do that.  It would not surprise me if some did it for Advent or Lent.
The Daniel Fast usually lasts from January 2 (after the New Year food pig out) until January 4 when it is decided that New Years resolutions are too much work and we have freedom in Christ to eat as much as we want.  :P
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23100 on: December 25, 2014, 08:53:04 PM »
Apparently, the latest Christmas trend among some evangelical/non-denom type churches was to celebrate Advent by having a few extra Bible studies and posting quotes from the fathers (like Spurgeon) on Facebook.

I thought they replaced Advent with "The Daniel Fast" or some other generic non-Catholicy contraption?
That's usually at the beginning of the New Year for a lot of them that do that.  It would not surprise me if some did it for Advent or Lent.
The Daniel Fast usually lasts from January 2 (after the New Year food pig out) until January 4 when it is decided that New Years resolutions are too much work and we have freedom in Christ to eat as much as we want.  :P

Hey, mind your own plate.  Don't juuuuuuuuuudge me! >:(  The megachurch I used to go to would do it for 3 weeks and people would complain about how hard it is.  I look back and think, I could have oil whenever I wanted.  So, fasting with trips to McDonald's for french fries was totally kosher.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23101 on: December 25, 2014, 08:56:14 PM »
Are these the same chaps breaking out the menorahs all over Facebook this year?
"Love ... is an abyss of illumination, a mountain of fire ... . It is the condition of angels, the progress of eternity" (Climacus).

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23102 on: December 25, 2014, 11:08:14 PM »
Are these the same chaps breaking out the menorahs all over Facebook this year?
Ugh. Goys with Jew paraphernalia.

Worse than a catechumen with an subscription to  Istok Church Supplies.
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« Reply #23103 on: December 25, 2014, 11:51:08 PM »
Are these the same chaps breaking out the menorahs all over Facebook this year?
Ugh. Goys with Jew paraphernalia.

Worse than a catechumen with an subscription to  Istok Church Supplies.

Hey now! I get my beard toupees from there.
"Love ... is an abyss of illumination, a mountain of fire ... . It is the condition of angels, the progress of eternity" (Climacus).

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23104 on: December 26, 2014, 08:17:19 AM »
Are these the same chaps breaking out the menorahs all over Facebook this year?
Ugh. Goys with Jew paraphernalia.

Worse than a catechumen with an subscription to  Istok Church Supplies.

Hey now! I get my beard toupees from there.
These are handed out at the most traditional parishes for sad, beardless men:
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23105 on: December 26, 2014, 12:03:29 PM »

Oh my goodness.

I'm now one of the top 10 posters.

How did that happen?  It seems to me that I hardly ever post.

You guys have got to start posting more.

I'll start posting more once I get off moderation.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23106 on: December 26, 2014, 03:34:38 PM »
So I have no time nor energy to read books, my bookshelf is already crowded, I'm not particularly interested in theology anymore and I've yet to read some of the books that I have. And I'm still tempted to buy new Orthodox books. The monastery's bookstore is crowded with books that look somewhat interesting and wouldn't be that expensive either. I should probably read something related to my job in or just some random novels for relaxation but still. :-X
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23107 on: December 26, 2014, 09:34:40 PM »
Not just for Bible translations anymore...

Original text:
Butterfly in the sky
I can go twice as high
Take a look
It's in a book
A Reading Rainbow

...43 translations later, Yandex gives us:
Moths fly in two hours, and I'll tell you, me, we're in debt.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23108 on: December 27, 2014, 12:56:18 AM »
Not just for Bible translations anymore...

Original text:
Butterfly in the sky
I can go twice as high
Take a look
It's in a book
A Reading Rainbow

...43 translations later, Yandex gives us:
Moths fly in two hours, and I'll tell you, me, we're in debt.

LOL.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23109 on: December 27, 2014, 03:11:21 AM »
Fun fact:  Thomas Crapper helped increase the popularity of flush toilets; there are several toilet-related patents in his name.
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« Reply #23110 on: December 28, 2014, 08:18:57 AM »
Fun fact:  Thomas Crapper helped increase the popularity of flush toilets; there are several toilet-related patents in his name.

I misread Crapper as Cranmer. Toilets are Protestant heresy.
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« Reply #23111 on: December 28, 2014, 08:23:28 AM »
Fun fact:  Thomas Crapper helped increase the popularity of flush toilets; there are several toilet-related patents in his name.

I misread Crapper as Cranmer. Toilets are Protestant heresy.

You can thank the Lutherans in your country, suppose.  But what is up with the hose next to your toilets?
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« Reply #23112 on: December 28, 2014, 09:33:47 AM »
Fun fact:  Thomas Crapper helped increase the popularity of flush toilets; there are several toilet-related patents in his name.

I misread Crapper as Cranmer. Toilets are Protestant heresy.

You can thank the Lutherans in your country, suppose.  But what is up with the hose next to your toilets?

Absolutely no idea. I never use those. Maybe it's something for the womenfolk. You don't have those in your toilets?
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« Reply #23113 on: December 28, 2014, 09:41:31 AM »
Fun fact:  Thomas Crapper helped increase the popularity of flush toilets; there are several toilet-related patents in his name.

I misread Crapper as Cranmer. Toilets are Protestant heresy.

You can thank the Lutherans in your country, suppose.  But what is up with the hose next to your toilets?

Absolutely no idea. I never use those. Maybe it's something for the womenfolk. You don't have those in your toilets?

I had to Google this... I had no idea what you guys were talking about. Could be useful in certain circumstances I suppose... 
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« Reply #23114 on: December 28, 2014, 02:32:35 PM »
Fun fact:  Thomas Crapper helped increase the popularity of flush toilets; there are several toilet-related patents in his name.

I misread Crapper as Cranmer. Toilets are Protestant heresy.

You can thank the Lutherans in your country, suppose.  But what is up with the hose next to your toilets?

Absolutely no idea. I never use those. Maybe it's something for the womenfolk. You don't have those in your toilets?

Hoses are for outside.  Some houses and hotels have bidets, but that's fancy French nonsense.  I guess women Finns are hard core like that.
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« Reply #23115 on: December 28, 2014, 08:06:24 PM »
Fun fact:  Thomas Crapper helped increase the popularity of flush toilets; there are several toilet-related patents in his name.

I misread Crapper as Cranmer. Toilets are Protestant heresy.

I heard they go back to Egyptian paganism. Now we're all in trouble.
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« Reply #23116 on: December 28, 2014, 11:51:35 PM »
I've been secretly attending the local Antiochian parish lately but only for Vespers and the occasional Orthros. Metropolitan Joseph arrived for his annual visit this previous Friday and I thought that perhaps a hierarchical service would be a reasonable introduction to the Divine Liturgy. But, just as get up in the morning to prepare myself to go, my family, of course, unannounced, decides that Friday was the day they'd come by to whisk me away elsewhere, causing me to miss it. Alas then, maybe next year.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23117 on: December 29, 2014, 12:41:46 AM »
Fun fact:  Thomas Crapper helped increase the popularity of flush toilets; there are several toilet-related patents in his name.

I misread Crapper as Cranmer. Toilets are Protestant heresy.

I heard they go back to Egyptian paganism. Now we're all in trouble.

I'm pretty sure the Minoans of ancient Crete also had them.
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« Reply #23118 on: December 29, 2014, 01:16:14 AM »
Fun fact:  Thomas Crapper helped increase the popularity of flush toilets; there are several toilet-related patents in his name.

I misread Crapper as Cranmer. Toilets are Protestant heresy.

I heard they go back to Egyptian paganism. Now we're all in trouble.

I'm pretty sure the Minoans of ancient Crete also had them.

If it was a matriarchal society like some speculate, I wonder if they had strict laws about putting the seat down.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23119 on: December 29, 2014, 01:36:07 AM »
I've been secretly attending the local Antiochian parish lately but only for Vespers and the occasional Orthros. Metropolitan Joseph arrived for his annual visit this previous Friday and I thought that perhaps a hierarchical service would be a reasonable introduction to the Divine Liturgy. But, just as get up in the morning to prepare myself to go, my family, of course, unannounced, decides that Friday was the day they'd come by to whisk me away elsewhere, causing me to miss it. Alas then, maybe next year.

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23120 on: December 29, 2014, 05:00:32 PM »
Some random American fifth grade teacher is blogging about his life and job in Finland. There's probably hundreds of these kind of "Hello I'm an American and I'm living in XYZ" but anyway:

http://www.taughtbyfinland.com/
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Leviticus 19:34

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23121 on: December 29, 2014, 05:03:07 PM »
Some random American fifth grade teacher is blogging about his life and job in Finland. There's probably hundreds of these kind of "Hello I'm an American and I'm living in XYZ" but anyway:

http://www.taughtbyfinland.com/
We Americans love to go to foreign lands and either tell the locals what they are doing wrong or in reverse tell our fellow Americans how our own country is terrible.  No one ever goes somewhere and just says, "yeah, I enjoyed my time there".
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23122 on: December 29, 2014, 05:06:40 PM »
Some random American fifth grade teacher is blogging about his life and job in Finland. There's probably hundreds of these kind of "Hello I'm an American and I'm living in XYZ" but anyway:

http://www.taughtbyfinland.com/
We Americans love to go to foreign lands and either tell the locals what they are doing wrong or in reverse tell our fellow Americans how our own country is terrible.  No one ever goes somewhere and just says, "yeah, I enjoyed my time there".

That's probably an universal trait. We do that too.
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Leviticus 19:34

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23123 on: December 30, 2014, 12:50:31 PM »
My wife just texted me and said that an egg sag of spiders opened in our Christmas tree and now our house is infested with spiders.  I guess this is what I get for introducing pagan, druidistic elements into our celebration of the Holy Nativity of Christ.  :(
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23124 on: December 30, 2014, 01:33:56 PM »
My wife just texted me and said that an egg sag of spiders opened in our Christmas tree and now our house is infested with spiders.  I guess this is what I get for introducing pagan, druidistic elements into our celebration of the Holy Nativity of Christ.  :(

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23125 on: December 30, 2014, 02:04:58 PM »

I'm sooooooo excited!  I just got a "slim" 6' tall Christmas tree with white lights!

We've not had a tree in our house for years....as it is just my mother and me.  We usually go to my sister's....but, this year, I've asked them to come to my home. 

It won't be as "grand" as they are used to.  My house is maybe a quarter of theirs!  LOL!  But, I'll light the fire and we'll have fun....I hope.  It will be cozy!

I LOVE the tree.  It's got an actual wood trunk!  ...and so easy to put up.

YAY!!!!

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23126 on: December 30, 2014, 03:14:26 PM »
My wife just texted me and said that an egg sag of spiders opened in our Christmas tree and now our house is infested with spiders.  I guess this is what I get for introducing pagan, druidistic elements into our celebration of the Holy Nativity of Christ.  :(

Spiders are good. You want spiders. Check a web next time you think of it and see just how many mosquitoes they can catch.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23127 on: December 30, 2014, 03:14:52 PM »

I'm sooooooo excited!  I just got a "slim" 6' tall Christmas tree with white lights!

We've not had a tree in our house for years....as it is just my mother and me.  We usually go to my sister's....but, this year, I've asked them to come to my home. 

It won't be as "grand" as they are used to.  My house is maybe a quarter of theirs!  LOL!  But, I'll light the fire and we'll have fun....I hope.  It will be cozy!

I LOVE the tree.  It's got an actual wood trunk!  ...and so easy to put up.

YAY!!!!

Hurrah! and Merry Christmas. :)
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23128 on: December 30, 2014, 03:47:53 PM »
My wife just texted me and said that an egg sag of spiders opened in our Christmas tree and now our house is infested with spiders.  I guess this is what I get for introducing pagan, druidistic elements into our celebration of the Holy Nativity of Christ.  :(

Spiders are good. You want spiders. Check a web next time you think of it and see just how many mosquitoes they can catch.
If there were tons of mosquitoes in my house, perhaps I could convince my wife of that.  As such, she has already notified me that the Christmas tree will be out of our house by the time I get home.  :laugh:
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23129 on: December 30, 2014, 04:00:56 PM »
My wife just texted me and said that an egg sag of spiders opened in our Christmas tree and now our house is infested with spiders.  I guess this is what I get for introducing pagan, druidistic elements into our celebration of the Holy Nativity of Christ.  :(

Spiders are good. You want spiders. Check a web next time you think of it and see just how many mosquitoes they can catch.
If there were tons of mosquitoes in my house, perhaps I could convince my wife of that.  As such, she has already notified me that the Christmas tree will be out of our house by the time I get home.  :laugh:

Does she think the spiderlings will follow it back to the dump? I don't think their loyalty lies that way.
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