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« Reply #15480 on: May 11, 2013, 08:19:36 PM »

Goat does are pregnant and should be delivering in a month.  Smiley

A big Turkey order is coming in on Wednesday.   Heritage Bourbon Reds.  Classic looking.  Will be raising free range organic.

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« Reply #15481 on: May 11, 2013, 09:07:02 PM »

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« Reply #15482 on: May 11, 2013, 09:26:53 PM »

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« Reply #15483 on: May 11, 2013, 09:32:25 PM »

Weight is up to 146 from 135, gotta start working out a bit so it doesn't all just become fat.
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« Reply #15484 on: May 13, 2013, 04:44:23 AM »

To all the people who put up entire albums on YouTube: I <3 you guys. Honest. Kiss
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« Reply #15485 on: May 13, 2013, 06:00:29 AM »

Just began to learn drawing. Most people seem to know already why I am doing it (but..one step at a time please). Smiley
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« Reply #15486 on: May 13, 2013, 06:42:33 AM »

You know you are getting old when you do something you have done many times in the past, actually take a little extra caution and your knees and back still hurt.  Where, oh, where did I put the youth serum?
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« Reply #15487 on: May 14, 2013, 09:33:54 AM »

Rome 2: Total War is looking good. It's a disgrace that I wont be able to play as the Seleucids from the start, though.
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« Reply #15488 on: May 16, 2013, 04:07:17 AM »

 I don't like rain Sad

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« Reply #15489 on: May 16, 2013, 04:10:26 AM »

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I wish it would rain here...it's been over a hundred every day this week.
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« Reply #15490 on: May 16, 2013, 04:43:23 AM »

I wish it would rain here...it's been over a hundred every day this week.

If you can haul it you can have it
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« Reply #15491 on: May 16, 2013, 09:03:30 AM »

Tourist watching is a nice hobby. Find a group of tourists, spot the loudest and ugliest people. You've probably spotted all the Finns.
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« Reply #15492 on: May 16, 2013, 10:39:03 AM »

Tourist watching is a nice hobby. Find a group of tourists, spot the loudest and ugliest people. You've probably spotted all the Finns.

When that happens I always shout perkele and see what happens.
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« Reply #15493 on: May 16, 2013, 10:39:55 AM »

I am invited to a job interview as a lifeguard in one of the best swimming pools in the country  Smiley
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« Reply #15494 on: May 16, 2013, 12:01:19 PM »

You know you are getting old when you do something you have done many times in the past, actually take a little extra caution and your knees and back still hurt.  Where, oh, where did I put the youth serum?

Hahahahaha!  You ain't seen nuthin' yet, kiddo!!  Grin Grin
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« Reply #15495 on: May 16, 2013, 12:01:59 PM »

Tourist watching is a nice hobby. Find a group of tourists, spot the loudest and ugliest people. You've probably spotted all the Finns.

When that happens I always shout perkele and see what happens.

Perkele??
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« Reply #15496 on: May 16, 2013, 12:02:46 PM »

Tourist watching is a nice hobby. Find a group of tourists, spot the loudest and ugliest people. You've probably spotted all the Finns.

When that happens I always shout perkele and see what happens.

Perkele??

Perkele.
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« Reply #15497 on: May 16, 2013, 12:15:10 PM »

Tourist watching is a nice hobby. Find a group of tourists, spot the loudest and ugliest people. You've probably spotted all the Finns.

When that happens I always shout perkele and see what happens.

Perkele??

Perkele.

The pronunciation on that wiki page is brilliant.
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« Reply #15498 on: May 16, 2013, 02:57:08 PM »

Tourist watching is a nice hobby. Find a group of tourists, spot the loudest and ugliest people. You've probably spotted all the Finns.

When that happens I always shout perkele and see what happens.

Perkele??

Perkele.

The pronunciation on that wiki page is brilliant.

The rolled "r" is fantastic!  A wonderful word to shout, even if you don't know what it means Grin!  The down side is that it just doesn't have that down and dirty blunt force trauma effect that the English "f" word has.  Cool
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« Reply #15499 on: May 16, 2013, 03:09:33 PM »

Tourist watching is a nice hobby. Find a group of tourists, spot the loudest and ugliest people. You've probably spotted all the Finns.

When that happens I always shout perkele and see what happens.

Perkele??

Perkele.

The pronunciation on that wiki page is brilliant.

The rolled "r" is fantastic!  A wonderful word to shout, even if you don't know what it means Grin!  The down side is that it just doesn't have that down and dirty blunt force trauma effect that the English "f" word has.  Cool

Indeed. Perrkele.
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« Reply #15500 on: May 16, 2013, 05:33:00 PM »

You know you are getting old when you do something you have done many times in the past, actually take a little extra caution and your knees and back still hurt.  Where, oh, where did I put the youth serum?

Hahahahaha!  You ain't seen nuthin' yet, kiddo!!  Grin Grin

That's what scares me. laugh
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« Reply #15501 on: May 16, 2013, 05:37:45 PM »

I've acquired a taste for coffee early so that when I age and need it every waking hour of my life like my father, I'll be prepared Smiley
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« Reply #15502 on: May 16, 2013, 06:19:19 PM »

I've acquired a taste for coffee early so that when I age and need it every waking hour of my life like my father, I'll be prepared Smiley
I didn't start drinking coffee until I actually needed its help which was around 38.  Now I appreciate its qualities.  However, it's like energy drinks.  The more you use, the more you need.
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« Reply #15503 on: May 16, 2013, 07:06:49 PM »

The only coffee I have ever enjoyed is grown by Chagas on the side of Kilimanjaro.

I should have bought some.
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« Reply #15504 on: May 16, 2013, 07:40:28 PM »

I began drinking coffee 3 1/2 years ago. Strong, black coffe = yum!
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« Reply #15505 on: May 17, 2013, 12:50:21 AM »

The rolled "r" is fantastic!  A wonderful word to shout, even if you don't know what it means Grin!  The down side is that it just doesn't have that down and dirty blunt force trauma effect that the English "f" word has.  Cool

Heretic! It's much stronger if you pronounce it properly and remember that for most of the Finns it's not an alternate name of Ukko but an alternate name of Satan.

Btw, it's not really the proper equivalent for English "f" word. We have other expression for that. angel
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« Reply #15506 on: May 17, 2013, 12:53:07 PM »

The rolled "r" is fantastic!  A wonderful word to shout, even if you don't know what it means Grin!  The down side is that it just doesn't have that down and dirty blunt force trauma effect that the English "f" word has.  Cool

Heretic! It's much stronger if you pronounce it properly and remember that for most of the Finns it's not an alternate name of Ukko but an alternate name of Satan.

Btw, it's not really the proper equivalent for English "f" word. We have other expression for that. angel

And here I thought I was more of a "schismatic" (according to other schismatics, that is)  Grin Grin

The sound of the word "perkele", to my English hearing ears, seems just too nice to have a negative meaning or connotation, unlike our "f" word.  Perkele almost sounds like it would be some kind of subtly fragrant mountain flower, rather than he who is the father of lies.  Cool Cool
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« Reply #15507 on: May 17, 2013, 07:11:06 PM »

I just got a job! It's a seasonal post with a test-out basis for the first 90 days, but it could go permanent after that.

Thank God.  angel
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« Reply #15508 on: May 17, 2013, 07:12:08 PM »

To all the people who put up entire albums on YouTube: I <3 you guys. Honest. Kiss

I say the same about people who put up whole episodes of mystery shows. Smiley
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« Reply #15509 on: May 17, 2013, 07:29:28 PM »

I just got a job! It's a seasonal post with a test-out basis for the first 90 days, but it could go permanent after that.

Thank God.  angel

Congratulations!!
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« Reply #15510 on: May 17, 2013, 08:42:11 PM »

The Divine Liturgy should really be translated into Old English. How neat would it be to worship in the language of Beowulf and the Orthodox kings of England?
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« Reply #15511 on: May 17, 2013, 08:43:44 PM »

Kids are watching My Little Pony....um, no.  Just...no.
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« Reply #15512 on: May 17, 2013, 09:09:09 PM »

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« Reply #15513 on: May 17, 2013, 10:12:56 PM »

I just got a job! It's a seasonal post with a test-out basis for the first 90 days, but it could go permanent after that.

Thank God.  angel

Congratulations!!


Thanks. Smiley
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« Reply #15514 on: May 17, 2013, 11:05:04 PM »

I keep forgetting to begin all my posts with Christ is risen! So I think I'm just going to make that my new signature until the Holy 50 days are over.

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« Reply #15515 on: May 18, 2013, 01:37:00 AM »

To all the people who put up entire albums on YouTube: I <3 you guys. Honest. Kiss

Like this guy.
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« Reply #15516 on: May 18, 2013, 07:20:21 AM »

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« Reply #15517 on: May 19, 2013, 04:09:20 AM »

To all the people who put up entire albums on YouTube: I <3 you guys. Honest. Kiss

Like this guy.

Yes. Just like that. And like this guy. I'll just get downloading again...
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« Reply #15518 on: May 19, 2013, 12:08:31 PM »

In English lessons I was always taught to use British English. American English was reviled by the teachers as a barbaric variant of proper, British English. We would get no points if we would use American words/spelling/etc.
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« Reply #15519 on: May 19, 2013, 12:11:49 PM »

In English lessons I was always taught to use British English. American English was reviled by the teachers as a barbaric variant of proper, British English. We would get no points if we would use American words/spelling/etc.
And rightfully so. I hate how we Americans have so completely destroyed the language.
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« Reply #15520 on: May 19, 2013, 12:19:53 PM »

In English lessons I was always taught to use British English. American English was reviled by the teachers as a barbaric variant of proper, British English. We would get no points if we would use American words/spelling/etc.

Back when I was learning, there was only British English to be taught, as only Cambridge offered standardised tests. Later, in university, we were taught that either British or American was okay, as long as we were consistent. No penalty if we skipped all 'redundant' u's and double l's - penalty if we dropped some and kept others. Wink
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Drugs and British English. I want to move to the Netherlands.
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In English lessons I was always taught to use British English. American English was reviled by the teachers as a barbaric variant of proper, British English. We would get no points if we would use American words/spelling/etc.
Schools should teach King's English.
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« Reply #15523 on: May 19, 2013, 01:14:18 PM »

In English lessons I was always taught to use British English. American English was reviled by the teachers as a barbaric variant of proper, British English. We would get no points if we would use American words/spelling/etc.

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« Reply #15524 on: May 19, 2013, 02:34:30 PM »

In English lessons I was always taught to use British English. American English was reviled by the teachers as a barbaric variant of proper, British English. We would get no points if we would use American words/spelling/etc.
And rightfully so. I hate how we Americans have so completely destroyed the language.

Huh American English and British English were only standardized in the 19th century at roughly the same time, well after the Revolutionary War. So saying Americans corrupted the English language makes no sense. There was no standard to corrupt back then. We just used different criteria to come up with standard spellings than the British did.
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