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« Reply #7650 on: March 08, 2010, 04:28:35 PM »

Five days until Spring Break.  Grin
What's Spring Break? Wink Sad

 There's no such thing as Spring Break for the workin' man.  Cheesy  BTW, who's the man in your current avatar?
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« Reply #7651 on: March 08, 2010, 05:09:02 PM »

Five days until Spring Break.  Grin
What's Spring Break? Wink Sad

 There's no such thing as Spring Break for the workin' man.  Cheesy  BTW, who's the man in your current avatar?

So, teachers don't work?   I mean, I won't pretend I haven't gotten that impression sometimes, but...
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« Reply #7652 on: March 08, 2010, 05:30:09 PM »

Five days until Spring Break.  Grin
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 There's no such thing as Spring Break for the workin' man.  Cheesy  BTW, who's the man in your current avatar?

So, teachers don't work?   I mean, I won't pretend I haven't gotten that impression sometimes, but...

LOL!  I didn't mean to say or imply that at all.  I meant that teachers still sometimes go in to work, still have to get their lesson plans in order, they might meet with the principle or other admins; there's a whole host of things they have to do during spring break...
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« Reply #7653 on: March 08, 2010, 05:39:55 PM »

Five days until Spring Break.  Grin
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Haha. I decided that this spring break I really do need relax. I will be doing minimal school work.  Smiley
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« Reply #7654 on: March 08, 2010, 06:39:15 PM »

Five days until Spring Break.  Grin
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Haha. I decided that this spring break I really do need relax. I will be doing minimal school work.  Smiley
Minimal is the right word. When I say I've taken a holiday off, I really mean I've worked for less than an hour. As I've said before, many think teaching is a 9-3 job; it's actually an August-May job, followed by our May-August job, planning for next year.
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« Reply #7655 on: March 08, 2010, 07:31:21 PM »

Five days until Spring Break.  Grin
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Haha. I decided that this spring break I really do need relax. I will be doing minimal school work.  Smiley
Minimal is the right word. When I say I've taken a holiday off, I really mean I've worked for less than an hour. As I've said before, many think teaching is a 9-3 job; it's actually an August-May job, followed by our May-August job, planning for next year.
Agreed. Then add to this the fact that many teachers teach summer school and/or night classes to provide themsleves with a better wage (I do both).
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« Reply #7657 on: March 09, 2010, 03:17:15 PM »

Today one should drink 40 glasses of wine for the martyrs of Sevastia.
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« Reply #7658 on: March 09, 2010, 04:02:09 PM »

Today one should drink 40 glasses of wine for the martyrs of Sevastia.

How about 40 glasses of water per 1 glass of wine?
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« Reply #7659 on: March 09, 2010, 04:03:52 PM »

That's the custom.
you can also have the same amount of plum brandy, if you so wish.
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« Reply #7660 on: March 09, 2010, 04:07:36 PM »

That's the custom.
you can also have the same amount of plum brandy, if you so wish.

That's a lot of plum brandy; I think the plum brandy glass is smaller than a shot glass.
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« Reply #7661 on: March 09, 2010, 04:11:52 PM »

Today one should drink 40 glasses of wine for the martyrs of Sevastia.

I think by about 20 glasses I'd be gone.  If I did make it to 40, I'd wake up tomorrow wishing I'd been beheaded.
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« Reply #7662 on: March 09, 2010, 04:58:04 PM »

LOL. I would be wasted after five glasses. lol
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« Reply #7663 on: March 09, 2010, 05:51:08 PM »

LOL. I would be wasted after five glasses. lol
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« Reply #7664 on: March 09, 2010, 06:10:47 PM »

Today one should drink 40 glasses of wine for the martyrs of Sevastia.

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« Reply #7665 on: March 09, 2010, 06:37:11 PM »

LOL. I would be wasted after five glasses. lol

Depends on who made the Ţuică (Romanian plum brandy).  I had three glasses of some not-so-good stuff once and thought my lungs were going to catch on fire, plus I lost all sense of taste for a few hours.  Cheesy
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« Reply #7666 on: March 09, 2010, 06:56:56 PM »

That's the custom.
you can also have the same amount of plum brandy, if you so wish.

I'd love to be Romanian.
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This thread began two days after I joined up here. 171 pages later, it's grown alot!
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« Reply #7668 on: March 12, 2010, 03:19:30 AM »

Pragmatism and relativism just don't work for me.


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« Reply #7669 on: March 12, 2010, 06:41:57 AM »

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« Reply #7670 on: March 12, 2010, 12:28:14 PM »

Pragmatism and relativism just don't work for me.
Nice. Grin
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« Reply #7671 on: March 12, 2010, 12:44:16 PM »

Just a few more hours until spring break!!!  Grin
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« Reply #7672 on: March 13, 2010, 12:38:21 AM »

How the Dumbest Cat in the World Drinks Water:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaSudweDE_I&feature=popular

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« Reply #7673 on: March 13, 2010, 12:45:10 AM »

That's the custom.
you can also have the same amount of plum brandy, if you so wish.

I just bought some Serbian plumb brandy last week.  That stuff will tear your head off!
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« Reply #7674 on: March 14, 2010, 04:35:46 PM »

My home will be transferred to the newly-created Parish whose patron-Saint (St. Gregory Peradze) is also the patron-Saint of the Mission I attend in the city I study. That's strange.
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« Reply #7675 on: March 15, 2010, 11:29:18 AM »

That's the custom.
you can also have the same amount of plum brandy, if you so wish.

I just bought some Serbian plumb brandy last week.  That stuff will tear your head off!

Slovak Slivovica - great for a toothache!  I am sure that Serbian is great also!
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« Reply #7676 on: March 15, 2010, 11:40:06 AM »

That's the custom.
you can also have the same amount of plum brandy, if you so wish.

I just bought some Serbian plumb brandy last week.  That stuff will tear your head off!

LOL.  I remember my first taste, in Belgrade.  I first thought, "this isn't that strong." Then......
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« Reply #7677 on: March 17, 2010, 01:16:10 AM »

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• On Wednesdays and Fridays you eat Japanese food.

• You’re used to skipping breakfast on Sundays.

• You can automatically subtract 13 days from today’s date.

• On your first encounter with long words, you pronounce them stressing the ‘next to the next to last’ syllable.

• You wonder why the Pope crosses himself backwards when you see him on TV.

• You wear comfortable shoes to church, because you know you’ll be standing a long, long time.

• To you, a ‘topless’ gal is one without a headscarf.

• You get great deals on Christmas trees and Easter candy.

• You spend time figuring out the best way to remove smoke stains from your ceiling.

• When you see a shopping-mall Santa, your first instinct is to hold out your hands to get his blessing.
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« Reply #7678 on: March 17, 2010, 01:21:50 AM »

How many Russian Orthodox does it take to change a light bulb?
None. Orthodoxy never changes, and, in addition to burning candles like the Roman Catholics, uses oil-burning lamps. ‘Electricity is for those Gregorian calendar-using, liberal ecumenist jurisdictions.’
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« Reply #7679 on: March 20, 2010, 12:13:36 PM »

Just got back from the oral surgeon. Blah. What an experience. I didn't even get the satisfaction of feeling good during the procedure. And now I have this stupid gauze in my mouth for the next day or so, and am stuck eating nothing but things like Jello and pudding. Ok, the pudding part isn't so bad.
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« Reply #7680 on: March 25, 2010, 04:08:59 PM »

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« Reply #7681 on: March 25, 2010, 04:17:14 PM »

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« Reply #7682 on: March 25, 2010, 04:38:46 PM »

I used to have piranhas, a tortoise, a rabbit and now I have a cat.
There have been a few times where I have thought about getting a turtle or a tortoise, but for one reason or another, I decided against it.
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« Reply #7683 on: March 26, 2010, 10:13:48 AM »

How many Russian Orthodox does it take to change a light bulb?
None. Orthodoxy never changes, and, in addition to burning candles like the Roman Catholics, uses oil-burning lamps. ‘Electricity is for those Gregorian calendar-using, liberal ecumenist jurisdictions.’

The heresy of electricitism!  Cheesy
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« Reply #7684 on: March 30, 2010, 06:38:33 PM »

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« Reply #7685 on: March 30, 2010, 11:27:46 PM »

I have a food culture and religion class, and we had to do a report on a food related to a religion or ethnicity different than our own. I was suprised that in the 10-12 reports I heard, there were 3 reports on Orthodoxy (one on Russian Christmas, one on Greek Easter, and one on the Eastern European Easter basket practices of some Orthodox).
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« Reply #7686 on: March 30, 2010, 11:58:01 PM »

In the fall I have to take a 'Science Studies' course to fulfil my breadth.  It is an attempt to analyse science from a social science / humanities view and make us more 'well-rounded'.  One of the available courses is about the relationship (and conflict) between science and religion, focusing on everything from cosmology to evolution.  The professor is not only the faculty liaison with the Freethought club, but also a biophysicist.  Science, FTW.   Grin
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« Reply #7687 on: March 31, 2010, 02:25:52 AM »

In the fall I have to take a 'Science Studies' course to fulfil my breadth.  It is an attempt to analyse science from a social science / humanities view and make us more 'well-rounded'.  One of the available courses is about the relationship (and conflict) between science and religion, focusing on everything from cosmology to evolution.  The professor is not only the faculty liaison with the Freethought club, but also a biophysicist.  Science, FTW.   Grin


Not sure what you hope to gain from all that, but I doubt if you will gain Christ. I suggest your forego these studies and pray to God for wisdom. Read the book of Ecclesiastes repeatedly; it contains all the cosmology you need to know.

"In seeking to free the world, science has only freed it from humanity." -GMK-


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Not sure what you hope to gain from all that, but I doubt if you will gain Christ. I suggest your forego these studies and pray to God for wisdom. Read the book of Ecclesiastes repeatedly; it contains all the cosmology you need to know.

He's probably just interested in more perspectives, and also in completing his requirements for his degree.  Wink

If you weren't aware, he's apostate, so he's probably not interested in that advice.
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« Reply #7689 on: March 31, 2010, 02:40:06 AM »

It's 1:40 and I still can't go to bed yet I hate Homework
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« Reply #7690 on: March 31, 2010, 03:03:36 AM »

Not sure what you hope to gain from all that, but I doubt if you will gain Christ. I suggest your forego these studies and pray to God for wisdom. Read the book of Ecclesiastes repeatedly; it contains all the cosmology you need to know.

He's probably just interested in more perspectives, and also in completing his requirements for his degree.  Wink

If you weren't aware, he's apostate, so he's probably not interested in that advice.

I guessed as much. But since he is letting us know his plans, I felt compelled to suggest a more profitable plan to him (as arrogant and condescending as it may have sounded.) I truly meant my advice in all sincerity and love.


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« Reply #7691 on: March 31, 2010, 09:08:20 AM »

In the fall I have to take a 'Science Studies' course to fulfil my breadth.  It is an attempt to analyse science from a social science / humanities view and make us more 'well-rounded'.  One of the available courses is about the relationship (and conflict) between science and religion, focusing on everything from cosmology to evolution.  The professor is not only the faculty liaison with the Freethought club, but also a biophysicist.  Science, FTW.   Grin
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« Reply #7692 on: March 31, 2010, 10:51:15 AM »

Not sure what you hope to gain from all that, but I doubt if you will gain Christ. I suggest your forego these studies and pray to God for wisdom. Read the book of Ecclesiastes repeatedly; it contains all the cosmology you need to know.

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Since I don't believe 'gaining Christ' means gaining anything in particular, forgoing these studies is a path I would not take.  I've read Ecclesiastes many times, and I wasn't particularly moved by it.

He's probably just interested in more perspectives, and also in completing his requirements for his degree.  Wink
Bingo.  If I have to take these useless breadth courses, might as well take something that is either a) interesting, b) easy, or c) good for a laugh or two.  laugh
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« Reply #7693 on: March 31, 2010, 11:39:36 AM »

So close to a four day weekend.  Smiley
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« Reply #7694 on: March 31, 2010, 11:50:52 AM »

Bingo.  If I have to take these useless breadth courses, might as well take something that is either a) interesting, b) easy, or c) good for a laugh or two.  laugh

Hey! My whole degree is comprised of these "useless breadth courses." I just didn't realize they were useless until I was halfway into my Master's program...
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