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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #21825 on: August 23, 2014, 03:39:17 PM »
Just returned from a fantastic vacation in the beautiful Finger Lakes of NYS, and brought back some fantastic wines from the area.

Also, Corning Glass museum was fun as well

on that note, i should make/resurrect the NYS thread

I just spent the last week in Corning! Did you make it to Market Street while you were in town? And what lakes did you visit?

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« Reply #21826 on: August 23, 2014, 04:46:08 PM »
I keep reading two thread titles at once and thus wondering why people are posting threads called


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« Reply #21827 on: August 23, 2014, 04:52:19 PM »
I keep reading two thread titles at once and thus wondering why people are posting threads called


Hitchhiking faith of our Founders


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« Reply #21828 on: August 23, 2014, 08:52:23 PM »
I'm convinced one of the madame clerks at the courthouse is an Irathient. She's got the hair and bone structure for it.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #21829 on: August 23, 2014, 10:37:29 PM »
Just returned from a fantastic vacation in the beautiful Finger Lakes of NYS, and brought back some fantastic wines from the area.

Also, Corning Glass museum was fun as well

on that note, i should make/resurrect the NYS thread

Please do! 

Resurrect it, and I shall post in it. I cant find it myself

Just returned from a fantastic vacation in the beautiful Finger Lakes of NYS, and brought back some fantastic wines from the area.

Also, Corning Glass museum was fun as well

on that note, i should make/resurrect the NYS thread

I just spent the last week in Corning! Did you make it to Market Street while you were in town? And what lakes did you visit?

We stayed on Market street(technically on Denison Parkway, buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuttttttt yeah) We just went to Seneca Lake, but did the entire lake in a day. but we had to pass up some wineries that we didnt want to go to.

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« Reply #21830 on: August 24, 2014, 10:52:42 AM »
My sharemates are playing Lord of the Rings. I'd love to join them, but I haven't played video games for years and quite frankly I was never very good at it.   :-\
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« Reply #21831 on: August 24, 2014, 12:43:13 PM »
My sharemates are playing Lord of the Rings. I'd love to join them, but I haven't played video games for years and quite frankly I was never very good at it.   :-\

Battle for Middle Earth or the hack-and-slashers?
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« Reply #21832 on: August 24, 2014, 12:49:06 PM »
My sharemates are playing Lord of the Rings. I'd love to join them, but I haven't played video games for years and quite frankly I was never very good at it.   :-\

Battle for Middle Earth or the hack-and-slashers?

Pretty sure it was the latter.
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« Reply #21833 on: August 24, 2014, 01:02:41 PM »
My sharemates are playing Lord of the Rings. I'd love to join them, but I haven't played video games for years and quite frankly I was never very good at it.   :-\

Battle for Middle Earth or the hack-and-slashers?

Pretty sure it was the latter.

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« Reply #21834 on: August 24, 2014, 01:07:51 PM »
My sharemates are playing Lord of the Rings. I'd love to join them, but I haven't played video games for years and quite frankly I was never very good at it.   :-\

Battle for Middle Earth or the hack-and-slashers?

Pretty sure it was the latter.

Press buttons really fast. That way you'll win.

I'll try to remember that.  :)
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« Reply #21836 on: August 24, 2014, 05:23:29 PM »
More posts are. Needed today. Thanks. You.

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« Reply #21837 on: August 24, 2014, 06:43:08 PM »
Justin. Justine? You're so much more -- fetching -- than I remember you.
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« Reply #21838 on: August 24, 2014, 07:51:50 PM »
So I went to DL, despite a headache.

So as things progress, I keep seeing this flash of light out of the corner of my eye.  I wear glasses so I have -zero- clear peripheral vision, so I kept thinking 'is this my headache....am i seeing things?'   it was not consistent but kept happening, leaving me thinking i might need to go to the Dr. afterwards.

DL winds to a close, and as people go up to kiss the Cross and get a blessing, I see it again!  Only this time I can see that its at ground level and is attached to a small child, one of our Deacon's girls.  She has on new shoes that flash if she steps down hard enough!

I talked to the Diakonissa afterwards and told her my tale of thinking i was either very ill or insane, and we both had a good laugh. Evidently she didn't want to let the little one wear -those- shoes to Church, but they would not have arrived if she didn't.

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« Reply #21839 on: August 24, 2014, 08:59:28 PM »
So I went to DL, despite a headache.

So as things progress, I keep seeing this flash of light out of the corner of my eye.  I wear glasses so I have -zero- clear peripheral vision, so I kept thinking 'is this my headache....am i seeing things?'   it was not consistent but kept happening, leaving me thinking i might need to go to the Dr. afterwards.

DL winds to a close, and as people go up to kiss the Cross and get a blessing, I see it again!  Only this time I can see that its at ground level and is attached to a small child, one of our Deacon's girls.  She has on new shoes that flash if she steps down hard enough!

I talked to the Diakonissa afterwards and told her my tale of thinking i was either very ill or insane, and we both had a good laugh. Evidently she didn't want to let the little one wear -those- shoes to Church, but they would not have arrived if she didn't.

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #21840 on: August 24, 2014, 09:03:14 PM »
So I went to DL, despite a headache.

So as things progress, I keep seeing this flash of light out of the corner of my eye.  I wear glasses so I have -zero- clear peripheral vision, so I kept thinking 'is this my headache....am i seeing things?'   it was not consistent but kept happening, leaving me thinking i might need to go to the Dr. afterwards.

DL winds to a close, and as people go up to kiss the Cross and get a blessing, I see it again!  Only this time I can see that its at ground level and is attached to a small child, one of our Deacon's girls.  She has on new shoes that flash if she steps down hard enough!

I talked to the Diakonissa afterwards and told her my tale of thinking i was either very ill or insane, and we both had a good laugh. Evidently she didn't want to let the little one wear -those- shoes to Church, but they would not have arrived if she didn't.

D, who is very glad she isn't more damaged then previously thought
A couple of Paschas ago, one of my kids switched shoes in the car and we didn't realize it until she started flashing in the otherwise darkened church.

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« Reply #21841 on: August 24, 2014, 11:53:18 PM »
Someday it could save a child from being run over by a procession.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #21842 on: August 25, 2014, 08:49:56 AM »
So I went to DL, despite a headache.

So as things progress, I keep seeing this flash of light out of the corner of my eye.  I wear glasses so I have -zero- clear peripheral vision, so I kept thinking 'is this my headache....am i seeing things?'   it was not consistent but kept happening, leaving me thinking i might need to go to the Dr. afterwards.

DL winds to a close, and as people go up to kiss the Cross and get a blessing, I see it again!  Only this time I can see that its at ground level and is attached to a small child, one of our Deacon's girls.  She has on new shoes that flash if she steps down hard enough!

I talked to the Diakonissa afterwards and told her my tale of thinking i was either very ill or insane, and we both had a good laugh. Evidently she didn't want to let the little one wear -those- shoes to Church, but they would not have arrived if she didn't.

D, who is very glad she isn't more damaged then previously thought
I'm disappointed. I was almost sure this story was going to end with you seeing the Uncreated Light and going off to live in a monastery.
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« Reply #21843 on: August 25, 2014, 04:04:16 PM »
So I went to DL, despite a headache.

So as things progress, I keep seeing this flash of light out of the corner of my eye.  I wear glasses so I have -zero- clear peripheral vision, so I kept thinking 'is this my headache....am i seeing things?'   it was not consistent but kept happening, leaving me thinking i might need to go to the Dr. afterwards.

DL winds to a close, and as people go up to kiss the Cross and get a blessing, I see it again!  Only this time I can see that its at ground level and is attached to a small child, one of our Deacon's girls.  She has on new shoes that flash if she steps down hard enough!

I talked to the Diakonissa afterwards and told her my tale of thinking i was either very ill or insane, and we both had a good laugh. Evidently she didn't want to let the little one wear -those- shoes to Church, but they would not have arrived if she didn't.

D, who is very glad she isn't more damaged then previously thought
I'm disappointed. I was almost sure this story was going to end with you seeing the Uncreated Light and going off to live in a monastery.



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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #21844 on: August 25, 2014, 04:06:10 PM »
So I went to DL, despite a headache.

So as things progress, I keep seeing this flash of light out of the corner of my eye.  I wear glasses so I have -zero- clear peripheral vision, so I kept thinking 'is this my headache....am i seeing things?'   it was not consistent but kept happening, leaving me thinking i might need to go to the Dr. afterwards.

DL winds to a close, and as people go up to kiss the Cross and get a blessing, I see it again!  Only this time I can see that its at ground level and is attached to a small child, one of our Deacon's girls.  She has on new shoes that flash if she steps down hard enough!

I talked to the Diakonissa afterwards and told her my tale of thinking i was either very ill or insane, and we both had a good laugh. Evidently she didn't want to let the little one wear -those- shoes to Church, but they would not have arrived if she didn't.

D, who is very glad she isn't more damaged then previously thought
I'm disappointed. I was almost sure this story was going to end with you seeing the Uncreated Light and going off to live in a monastery.



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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #21845 on: August 25, 2014, 04:07:47 PM »
So I went to DL, despite a headache.

So as things progress, I keep seeing this flash of light out of the corner of my eye.  I wear glasses so I have -zero- clear peripheral vision, so I kept thinking 'is this my headache....am i seeing things?'   it was not consistent but kept happening, leaving me thinking i might need to go to the Dr. afterwards.

DL winds to a close, and as people go up to kiss the Cross and get a blessing, I see it again!  Only this time I can see that its at ground level and is attached to a small child, one of our Deacon's girls.  She has on new shoes that flash if she steps down hard enough!

I talked to the Diakonissa afterwards and told her my tale of thinking i was either very ill or insane, and we both had a good laugh. Evidently she didn't want to let the little one wear -those- shoes to Church, but they would not have arrived if she didn't.

D, who is very glad she isn't more damaged then previously thought
I'm disappointed. I was almost sure this story was going to end with you seeing the Uncreated Light and going off to live in a monastery.



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You were born on Halloween? That explains a lot!
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« Reply #21846 on: August 25, 2014, 11:09:28 PM »
never mind that ice challenge thing....

Mor's folks had a equally good and much more dignified idea...



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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #21847 on: August 25, 2014, 11:28:39 PM »
never mind that ice challenge thing....

Mor's folks had a equally good and much more dignified idea...

That's how we roll.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #21848 on: August 26, 2014, 05:10:59 AM »
Which one of these jobs it would be hard to keep some of the Christian values and why...? ( I said "hard" not "impossible" ).

1/ Army man/woman.
2/ Lawyer / Public Prosecutor.
3/ Professor.
4/ Business man/woman.

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« Reply #21849 on: August 26, 2014, 05:34:07 AM »
Which one of these jobs it would be hard to keep some of the Christian values and why...? ( I said "hard" not "impossible" ).

1/ Army man/woman.
2/ Lawyer / Public Prosecutor.
3/ Professor.
4/ Business man/woman.

5/ None of the above.
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« Reply #21850 on: August 26, 2014, 06:58:07 AM »
I hate my job. There's nothing new in IT not working properly but apparently they are trying to update our browsers to look like they were from the 90's to work as slowly as they were from the 80's.

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« Reply #21851 on: August 26, 2014, 10:07:07 AM »
Q: Where do homeless monastics live?

A: On skete row.
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« Reply #21852 on: August 26, 2014, 10:30:02 AM »
Only an animal as intelligent as homo sapiens could come up with an idea as stupid as "animal rights."

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« Reply #21853 on: August 26, 2014, 12:38:01 PM »
Which one of these jobs it would be hard to keep some of the Christian values and why...? ( I said "hard" not "impossible" ).

1/ Army man/woman.
2/ Lawyer / Public Prosecutor.
3/ Professor.
4/ Business man/woman.

All make it hard to serve God and not Mammon or the Evil One. Give up your jobs and take up the work.
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« Reply #21854 on: August 26, 2014, 12:43:39 PM »
Q: Where do homeless monastics live?

A: On skete row.

Ba-dum tshhhh   :)
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« Reply #21855 on: August 26, 2014, 12:54:32 PM »
Frustrating (two mornings in a row). . . finding only hot water in my coffee cup after a brew cycle because I forgot to add ground coffee to my one-cup coffee maker!
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« Reply #21856 on: August 26, 2014, 12:55:38 PM »
I've found a home. a) It's a pub which b) is located near my apartment c) with an emphasis for local beers  d) from small breveries. I don't think I can get anyhow closer to Heaven on this side.
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« Reply #21857 on: August 26, 2014, 01:57:36 PM »
I've found a home. a) It's a pub which b) is located near my apartment c) with an emphasis for local beers  d) from small breveries. I don't think I can get anyhow closer to Heaven on this side.


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« Reply #21858 on: August 26, 2014, 02:15:51 PM »
I've found a home. a) It's a pub which b) is located near my apartment c) with an emphasis for local beers  d) from small breveries. I don't think I can get anyhow closer to Heaven on this side.


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« Reply #21859 on: August 26, 2014, 02:17:14 PM »
I've found a home. a) It's a pub which b) is located near my apartment c) with an emphasis for local beers  d) from small breveries. I don't think I can get anyhow closer to Heaven on this side.


Constant Vigilance...you are no safer at home!    :laugh:




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« Reply #21860 on: August 26, 2014, 02:32:09 PM »
Old Rosie or didn't happen.

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« Reply #21861 on: August 26, 2014, 02:59:17 PM »
I was looking at a Russian-English dictionary from 1909 the other day when I realized that I much rather prefer the alphabet and orthography of Russian at the time. Is it too late to roll back a few reforms?
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #21862 on: August 26, 2014, 03:11:56 PM »
Spoken like a true Old Believer. :P

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #21863 on: August 26, 2014, 04:07:04 PM »
Tomorrow they are doing an ice water challenge thing at my school--whoever shows up and wants to participate can do so. On the one hand I want to do it so I can pat myself on the back for caring about humanity (for once), even if my action can't be directly connected with something that actually benefits someone other than myself. On the other hand it perpetuates this cycle of patting ourselves on our backs as a society for doing nearly nothing but feeling good about it, whereas doing just a little more than nearly nothing and making an actual impact is too much trouble for us. On the other other hand there will be (cold) girls with wet t-shirts. Hmm, I'm not sure they thought this through. Or did they...?

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #21864 on: August 26, 2014, 04:24:43 PM »
They thought it through, Justin.  Man, do I miss college...
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #21865 on: August 26, 2014, 10:43:59 PM »
If anyone wants a REAL ice water challenge, they can go to Russia for Theophany and dip into a "Jordan" cut in the form of a cross. It will be very cold, but this does not deter those brave souls who dip into the water.

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #21866 on: August 26, 2014, 10:48:03 PM »
Frustrating (two mornings in a row). . . finding only hot water in my coffee cup after a brew cycle because I forgot to add ground coffee to my one-cup coffee maker!

Put the coffee in at night when you are more awake!

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« Reply #21867 on: August 26, 2014, 10:54:22 PM »
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« Reply #21868 on: August 27, 2014, 12:36:09 AM »
Frustrating (two mornings in a row). . . finding only hot water in my coffee cup after a brew cycle because I forgot to add ground coffee to my one-cup coffee maker!

Put the coffee in at night when you are more awake!

Funny . . . I'm about to go to bed and that's just what I did tonight  ;D
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #21869 on: August 27, 2014, 12:48:55 AM »
Lately I started trying to pray in Latin. I have to say it is not easy, but it is nice.