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And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...

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Michał Kalina said:
The picture above was identified by that description :p
Um...ok? I feel like I'm in that scene in the movie dodgeball (see 1:34-1:55 of this clip:p
 

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Michał Kalina said:
Only US citizens are allowed to watch that.
Those outside of America are being barred from watching a clip from Dodgeball, one of the greatest movies of the last decade? Is outrage! Here's the dialogue from the scene...

Peter La Fleur: Alliteration aside, I'll take my chances in the tournament.
White Goodman: Yeah, you will take your chances.
Peter La Fleur: I know. I just said that.
White Goodman: I know you just said that.
Peter La Fleur: Okay, I'm not sure where you're going with this.
White Goodman: Well, I'm not sure where you're going with this.
Peter La Fleur: That's what I said.
White Goodman: That's what I'm saying to you.
Peter La Fleur: All right.
White Goodman: ...Touché.
 

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Churches and Chapels from Bielsk Podlaski, one of my favourite places (there are 3 more but I could not find good pictures):













 

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In honor of my 9500th post I bring you...









Long live AFOLs!
 

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I didn't notice when I hit 11000, so for my 11008th post I bring you... children of faith... (first and second pics I found through Google, third and fourth pics had been posted on oc.net previously, and the last one is of my daughter Athanasia's baptism)









 

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Wow, 11,000! It boggles the mind.

Your daughter looks absolutely precious in that photo.
 

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Yeah, that's me, my brother is in front of me, my mother in law is in the white shirt, my wife in the center making the strange face, my father is the guy to the left (he had the biggest beard there, and he's not even Orthodox  :D ), and then my daughter's Godmother Matushka A.
 

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For my 12,000th post I bring you... pictures that have been posted on oc.net before, but need to be shown again...









 

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Love the pie chart...very witty!  Hey - it was new for me....!

Not sure congrats are in order...how many days/weeks/years does it work out to??!!!
 

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According to the time tracker thingy I've been on oc.net 194 days, 12 hours and 10 minutes. I don't know how long that's been kept track of, though, nor what exactly they are measuring. Also, I usually leave oc.net on even if I'm using another browser window to do something, or sometimes not at the computer at all, so I don't know how much time I've actually spent here. Apparently I average 3.67 posts per day since I registered in 2002...
 

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For my 13,000th post I bring you... St. Paul of Thebes, the first Christian hermit...

Icon of St. Paul of Thebes...


St. Anthony visiting St. Paul of Thebes...


Info from wikipedia...

The legend according to Jerome's Vitae Patrum (Vita Pauli primi eremitae) is that, as a young man, Paul fled to the Theban desert during the persecution of Decius and Valerianus around 250 AD. He lived in the mountains of this desert in a cave near a clear spring and a palm tree, the leaves of which provided him with raiment and the fruit of which provided him with his only source of food till he was 43 years old, when a raven started bringing him half a loaf of bread daily. He would remain in that cave for the rest of his life, almost a hundred years. Jerome further related the meeting of Anthony the Great and Paul, when the latter was aged 113. They conversed with each other for one day and one night. When Anthony next visited him, Paul was dead. Anthony clothed him in a tunic which was a present from Athanasius of Alexandria and buried him, with two lions helping to dig the grave.

There is also an orthodoxwiki article which is more detailed, or you can read St. Jerome's original work here.
 

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13,000 posts!  My word!  or in this case "Your many words!"  :)

We've both been here a long time, haven't we?

Ebor
 

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Ebor said:
13,000 posts!  My word!  or in this case "Your many words!"   :)

We've both been here a long time, haven't we?

Ebor
Indeed! Though I've enjoyed my time here :)
 

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All I'll have to do is post 9,000 times this week, and I'll catch up.  :)
 

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You'd have to post one every 9.6 seconds by my calculations (that's allowing you a full week).  I think your keyboard would start to smoke after a while.  ;D
 

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And for my 14,000th post I bring you...



And with that this thread is officially retired.  :)
 

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Asteriktos said:
And with that this thread is officially retired.  :)
Ashamed of spending too much time on OC.net?
 

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As they say, "all good things must come to an end"  :police:
 

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....and on my 5000th post, I would like to introduce you to my mother!  A sweeter woman you will never meet!  :) 

This is from a few days ago on Mother's Day.

While most mom's were having brunch in some fancy restaurant, mine was patiently wheeling around the church hall in her wheelchair, waiting for me, as I cleaned the kitchen after cooking and serving lunch after Divine Liturgy.  Love you, mom!



 

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My posting habits...

2002-2009 (7 years) = 5000 posts
2009-2012 (3 years) = 12000 posts

What's wrong with this picture  :eek:
 

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...and for my 6,000th post, I bring you...some of my favorite shots that I was lucky enough to get...






































































 

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Great pictures! :)

Do you happen to have a blog or website for your photography?
 

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You see?

You are maturing in your faith....and therefore, have much more to say on the subject!

:)
 

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Hey, according to this thread I should have been promoted when I hit 20,000 posts. Where's my promotion, wage increase, and gold watch!?
 
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