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« Reply #8145 on: June 09, 2010, 04:38:28 PM »
^ Hardly.  Maybe just your post ;)

:( I was hoping to upset the delicate balance of this thread :D
Delicate balance?  In this thread?!?  Sometimes it's more like exercises in mental whiplash than any kind of 'delicate balance', I think.  :D ;)

Compared to some of the "same old subject again and again" threads, the "mental whiplash" is a bit stimulating.

For those of us who've been on this site for 5-7 years, I don't think there's too many new subjects to discuss; heck, I've really gone through the subjects, even arguing some issues from both sides. 'Random Postings' is as good as it gets any more. ;)

Maybe we just need to bring "It" back.
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« Reply #8146 on: June 10, 2010, 02:27:18 PM »
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« Reply #8147 on: June 10, 2010, 02:59:08 PM »
In this season of weddings, I bring you Mr. Bean  :laugh:  :laugh:  :laugh:
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« Reply #8148 on: June 10, 2010, 03:35:23 PM »
Anyone hate the Lakers as much as I do...?  Man...loathing just doesn't cut it anymore. 

I have a general dislike and indifference towards the whole sport, I probably couldn't give you a favourite team. But I know one thing with absolute certainty about basketball, I hate the Lakers.

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« Reply #8149 on: June 11, 2010, 12:05:26 AM »
Anyone hate the Lakers as much as I do...?  Man...loathing just doesn't cut it anymore. 

I have a general dislike and indifference towards the whole sport, I probably couldn't give you a favourite team. But I know one thing with absolute certainty about basketball, I hate the Lakers.

well played sir!  hope you continue your loathing with their loss tonight. 
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« Reply #8150 on: June 11, 2010, 12:15:27 AM »
Anyone hate the Lakers as much as I do...?  Man...loathing just doesn't cut it anymore. 

I have a general dislike and indifference towards the whole sport, I probably couldn't give you a favourite team. But I know one thing with absolute certainty about basketball, I hate the Lakers.

well played sir!  hope you continue your loathing with their loss tonight. 


I don't like the Lakers either. Great game tonight. Boston's bench won it for them.


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« Reply #8151 on: June 11, 2010, 12:26:43 PM »
Anyone hate the Lakers as much as I do...?  Man...loathing just doesn't cut it anymore. 

I have a general dislike and indifference towards the whole sport, I probably couldn't give you a favourite team. But I know one thing with absolute certainty about basketball, I hate the Lakers.

well played sir!  hope you continue your loathing with their loss tonight. 


I don't like the Lakers either. Great game tonight. Boston's bench won it for them.


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« Reply #8152 on: June 11, 2010, 01:22:17 PM »
Anyone hate the Lakers as much as I do...?  Man...loathing just doesn't cut it anymore.  

I have a general dislike and indifference towards the whole sport, I probably couldn't give you a favourite team. But I know one thing with absolute certainty about basketball, I hate the Lakers.

well played sir!  hope you continue your loathing with their loss tonight.  


I don't like the Lakers either. Great game tonight. Boston's bench won it for them.


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There's only one thing I hate more than the Lakers, and that's any team that calls Boston home.  GO LAKERS! ;D

As someone who lived in Boston for three years, I can see where you're coming from. But as someone who lives three hours from LA and has to deal with way too many Lakes fans (we're also three hours from the Bay Area...why not be Warrior fans? Bay Area teams are so much more likable than LA teams). Heck, when I lived in far northern California, there were more Lakes fans than Kings fans. The Lakers are the Yankees of Basketball...you just have to hate them. ;)
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« Reply #8153 on: June 11, 2010, 01:46:41 PM »
^ I wouldn't call the Lakers the "Yankees" of baseball.  The Celtics have had more success than LA throughout basketball history (and LA has only beaten Boston once in an NBA finals so far).  Plus, we both know how obnoxious Boston fans are/can be :D
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« Reply #8154 on: June 11, 2010, 03:50:33 PM »
The Lakers are the Yankees of Basketball...you just have to hate them. ;)




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« Reply #8155 on: June 17, 2010, 12:22:16 AM »


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« Reply #8156 on: June 18, 2010, 03:31:09 AM »
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« Reply #8157 on: June 19, 2010, 09:40:15 PM »
Cool!
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« Reply #8158 on: June 25, 2010, 05:45:58 PM »
I love how resilient animals are.  Not even new feet will slow him down.

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« Reply #8159 on: June 25, 2010, 07:41:56 PM »
I love how resilient animals are.  Not even new feet will slow him down.

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Now let's see how good he is at catching mice. ;D
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« Reply #8160 on: June 26, 2010, 08:09:41 PM »
Oh how glad I am I don't live in downtown Toronto anymore.  :P
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« Reply #8161 on: June 27, 2010, 05:29:59 PM »
There is a small town in Poland called Międzyrzec Podlaski. In 1884 Michał Oksijuk and in 1892 Jan Bekisz were born there. The first one from 1951 to 1959 was known better as HB Makarius of Warsaw and all Poland, the second one from 1970 to 1977 was better know as HB Ireney, the first Primate of the OCA. As for know there is no single Parish in Międzyrzec. Funny, eh?
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« Reply #8162 on: June 27, 2010, 08:44:30 PM »
There is a small town in Poland called Międzyrzec Podlaski. In 1884 Michał Oksijuk and in 1892 Jan Bekisz were born there. The first one from 1951 to 1959 was known better as HB Makarius of Warsaw and all Poland, the second one from 1970 to 1977 was better know as HB Ireney, the first Primate of the OCA. As for know there is no single Parish in Międzyrzec. Funny, eh?

What happened to the Parish?

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« Reply #8163 on: June 28, 2010, 07:00:13 AM »
What happened to the Parish?

I suppose due to Catholisation of the Orthodox people there it was merged with the Parish nearby. Two former Orthodox Churches there are now used by RCCs.
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« Reply #8164 on: July 06, 2010, 06:46:25 PM »
It hit 104 here today according to the news.  erg.
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« Reply #8165 on: July 06, 2010, 10:56:46 PM »
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« Reply #8166 on: July 07, 2010, 03:04:19 AM »
Darn those Japanese beetles!  They're really cool looking, but they'll destroy the foilage of your garden and fruit trees along with flower buds!! Ugh!!  >:(



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« Reply #8167 on: July 07, 2010, 04:01:40 AM »
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« Reply #8168 on: July 07, 2010, 10:08:36 AM »
It hit 104 here today according to the news.  erg.

Wow, it's actually cooler out here in Albuquerque, NM.
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« Reply #8169 on: July 07, 2010, 11:57:24 AM »
And it's dryer out there, too.  Maryland can be very humid.

And we're in for another scorcher today.

I repeat  *erg*
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« Reply #8170 on: July 07, 2010, 01:03:34 PM »
And it's dryer out there, too.  Maryland can be very humid.

And we're in for another scorcher today.

I repeat  *erg*
True, true. But, we are about to head for our "monsoon" season so things will change pretty quickly.
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« Reply #8171 on: July 07, 2010, 03:00:51 PM »
Feels like 42C here.  I cannot wait for winter.  :P
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« Reply #8172 on: July 07, 2010, 03:10:39 PM »
Feels like 42C here.  I cannot wait for winter.  :P
You mean when the wind chill hits -42C?

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« Reply #8173 on: July 07, 2010, 04:32:26 PM »
I like Spring and Fall personally.  The radio news has reported that it hit 106 in Frederick, MD.  I'm south and east of there but still..ugh.

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« Reply #8174 on: July 07, 2010, 08:34:39 PM »
You mean when the wind chill hits -42C?
Yup!  ;D  Anything beats the heat.

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« Reply #8175 on: July 07, 2010, 08:52:10 PM »
I would forget my head, were it not attached.  ::)
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« Reply #8176 on: July 07, 2010, 11:35:46 PM »
I have the sound of music playing in my head
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« Reply #8177 on: July 07, 2010, 11:38:40 PM »
Now with built in built-in mental soundtracks!    ;)
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« Reply #8178 on: July 07, 2010, 11:59:48 PM »
Or am I just crazed with the heat?  It's supposed to be "cooler" tomorrow: 94  wheee
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« Reply #8179 on: July 08, 2010, 12:15:36 PM »
So the temperature is going to be a bit lower but the Forces of Humidity are rising up to counter the loss.  We now switch to "Sticky" and "Sweltering" and the sky is more yellowy-gray than blue.

Bleah.
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« Reply #8180 on: July 08, 2010, 12:49:16 PM »
Or am I just crazed with the heat?  It's supposed to be "cooler" tomorrow: 94  wheee


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So the temperature is going to be a bit lower but the Forces of Humidity are rising up to counter the loss.  We now switch to "Sticky" and "Sweltering" and the sky is more yellowy-gray than blue.

Bleah.

Sounds like Mississippi weather....

...in June, before it really starts to get hot!  :D
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« Reply #8181 on: July 08, 2010, 12:49:54 PM »
The computer lab that I am teaching in is freezing.
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« Reply #8182 on: July 08, 2010, 12:57:36 PM »
Or am I just crazed with the heat?  It's supposed to be "cooler" tomorrow: 94  wheee


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So the temperature is going to be a bit lower but the Forces of Humidity are rising up to counter the loss.  We now switch to "Sticky" and "Sweltering" and the sky is more yellowy-gray than blue.

Bleah.

Sounds like Mississippi weather....

...in June, before it really starts to get hot!  :D

Just for fun, I checked the weather between Jackson, MS and Washington, DC (I know you don't live in DC, Ebor, but I thought it would be close):

Washington, DC:

current temp: 92 expected high 92  relative humidity: 47%

Jackson, MS:

current temp: 91 expected high 94 relative humidity: 57%

I just hope we get our usual afternoon sprinkle; it really helps to cut down the humidity here to the levels that Easterners are complaining about... ;)
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« Reply #8183 on: July 08, 2010, 03:21:19 PM »

Sounds like Mississippi weather....

...in June, before it really starts to get hot!  :D

Just for fun, I checked the weather between Jackson, MS and Washington, DC (I know you don't live in DC, Ebor, but I thought it would be close):

Washington, DC:

current temp: 92 expected high 92  relative humidity: 47%

Jackson, MS:

current temp: 91 expected high 94 relative humidity: 57%

I just hope we get our usual afternoon sprinkle; it really helps to cut down the humidity here to the levels that Easterners are complaining about... ;)

Oh things are gearing up here for the rest of July and August.  They're having it a bit easier in DC and Jackson then.  According to the weather report I just saw Annapolis is a balmy 86 with 66% humidity (all of that Chesapeake Bay hanging about in the air) Frederick hit 100.  And we haven't had any rain for over a week, though we have a "chance" of the pretty common late afternoon thunderstorms (which can then knock out electricity if we're unlucky)   ;D 

I hope you do get that sprinkle.  Someone should get it at least.   :)

Anyway, I'm from Montana where even if it's 95 it's dry (and the air isn't "chewy").  I've been told by people who were associated with the British embassy in D.C. that before the coming of air conditioning, that station had extra hazardous duty pay for being there in the summer (maybe it was malarial, too)
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« Reply #8184 on: July 08, 2010, 05:37:05 PM »
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« Reply #8185 on: July 14, 2010, 04:13:51 AM »
Cute!

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« Reply #8186 on: July 14, 2010, 04:50:35 AM »
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #8187 on: July 14, 2010, 04:54:16 AM »
^  I like the new avatar.  Asteriktos the enigma.  :P

Or Asteriktos the questionable. Though enigma sounds nicer!  ;D

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« Reply #8188 on: July 14, 2010, 08:33:30 PM »
How do flies get into my place? How? What do they do, fly in through the ventilation or something? ARGH!


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« Reply #8189 on: July 17, 2010, 04:03:32 AM »
I thought that keeping the cremains of a loved one in your home was rather morbid, but I got used to it after a while, and even miss them now that they are gone.