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I was in the supermarket glancing over the magazine stand and I saw Biblical Archaeology Review. Seriously?  :D  How many people shopping at a grocery store are also picking up that kind of magazine?  Anyway, I bought a copy, hopefully it's good. The front says things like "Secrets from the Dead Sea Scroll Caves" and "New Discoveries of Ancient Churches"...  8)  ;D
So...was it any good?
Haven't read it yet, will probably get to it this weekend some time. I did glance through it and my initial impression was that the advertisements had a fairy low-church Protestant vibe to them, but I may be mistaken (and/or that may not mean anything)...
 

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I was in the supermarket glancing over the magazine stand and I saw Biblical Archaeology Review. Seriously?  :D  How many people shopping at a grocery store are also picking up that kind of magazine?  Anyway, I bought a copy, hopefully it's good. The front says things like "Secrets from the Dead Sea Scroll Caves" and "New Discoveries of Ancient Churches"...  8)  ;D
We had a subscription to that for a while.  The archeology articles were pretty good, as I recall.  Some of the ads were peculiar and there was one that caused a ker-fuffle in the letters section. As I recall, it was for a repro of the statue of Nefertiti's head.  Someone wrote in that she was a "beautiful black queen" iirc and it went from there.
 

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Asteriktos, your daughter is SO CUTE. AAGH your avatar is making me think about babies and toddlers again. SO CUTE.
 

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Ebor said:
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I was in the supermarket glancing over the magazine stand and I saw Biblical Archaeology Review. Seriously?  :D  How many people shopping at a grocery store are also picking up that kind of magazine?  Anyway, I bought a copy, hopefully it's good. The front says things like "Secrets from the Dead Sea Scroll Caves" and "New Discoveries of Ancient Churches"...  8)  ;D
We had a subscription to that for a while.  The archeology articles were pretty good, as I recall.  Some of the ads were peculiar and there was one that caused a ker-fuffle in the letters section. As I recall, it was for a repro of the statue of Nefertiti's head.  Someone wrote in that she was a "beautiful black queen" iirc and it went from there.
Huh. :)
 

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IsmiLiora said:
Asteriktos, your daughter is SO CUTE. AAGH your avatar is making me think about babies and toddlers again. SO CUTE.
She was 2 years and 3 months old in that pic (I only know because I include the dates I took the pics in the names of the files). I was going through old pics a few days ago and came upon a lot of potential future avatars of her and her sister doing silly things. :)
 

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Netflix is too good. Why would anyone leave the house if they have it?  ???  :)

This weekend was both good and a headache (family visited, which is usually either good/bad or bad/bad. Glad it was the former). They insisted on buying us more furniture, and after saying "No thanks" 3921 times, we caved and spent a lot of the weekend assembling furniture.

My mother and sister came with Mr. Ismi and I to DL this Sunday.  :eek: I think my sister (an atheist) was going to off herself during the memorial service. She turned to me and said, "THERE'S MORE?!" My mother liked it and crossed herself every time everyone else did, but I remembered quickly to give her the book with the DL in English so that she could see the Creed and realize that it was different. I didn't want an "AND THE SON" moment happening. Haha.

They wanted to get the antidoron but were too scared so they just left the church really quickly, prompting the people around us to say, "Aren't they coming to coffee hour?!"

I didn't know if it was okay for me to ask Father for a few pieces for them. Probably was but I didn't.

Kind of looking forward to going back to a normal work week, but this week isn't going to be exactly normal either...


How was everyone's weekend?
 

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High of 97F -> 62F in 48 hours.

That is how you answer such questions in the MW.
 

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IsmiLiora, sounds like you had... an interesting weekend! Love the "There's more?" thing, lol. It's always cool to observe non-Orthodox family members in Orthodox contexts...

My weekend... I forced my priest, on his birthday, to drive out to pick me up at 7am and take me to church. I got no homework done. I got no reading done. And I ate too much junk stuff. It was great!  ;D
 
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IsmiLiora, sounds like you had... an interesting weekend! Love the "There's more?" thing, lol. It's always cool to observe non-Orthodox family members in Orthodox contexts...
I love how "let us complete our prayer to the Lord" is nowhere near the end of the liturgy -- messes with the minds of visitors every time.
 

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Biro -- it just started raining here, too! As long as it's not a hurricane, it's nice to just sit on the couch with a good book sometimes. Very cozy.

Orthonorm -- your answer was very anti-climactic, but I like the 62F, so if we could have that here in the South, I would greatly appreciate it.

Asteriktos -- Sounds like every weekend I had in college! (And yes, my pastor had to drive me to church a few times too, so I'm talking about all of it.) I still got a degree and did quite well, so as long as you bounce back, some procrastination can be fun. Hope you are working right now, though! ;) Writing papers at 5 AM on Monday was the worst part of it.

Akimori Makoto - YES, she heard that part because Father said that in English, and she thought it was over. I told her that his homilies were only 2 hours long and she almost passed out. She believed me for a second. ;D
 

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IsmiLiora said:
Biro -- it just started raining here, too! As long as it's not a hurricane, it's nice to just sit on the couch with a good book sometimes. Very cozy.

Orthonorm -- your answer was very anti-climactic, but I like the 62F, so if we could have that here in the South, I would greatly appreciate it.

Asteriktos -- Sounds like every weekend I had in college! (And yes, my pastor had to drive me to church a few times too, so I'm talking about all of it.) I still got a degree and did quite well, so as long as you bounce back, some procrastination can be fun. Hope you are working right now, though! ;) Writing papers at 5 AM on Monday was the worst part of it.

Akimori Makoto - YES, she heard that part because Father said that in English, and she thought it was over. I told her that his homilies were only 2 hours long and she almost passed out. She believed me for a second. ;D
What part of the South are you in? Here in Memphis we had a high of 74, and it's currently 64 right now as I'm typing this post.
 

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Eh, I'm kind of straddling the border between north and south. Definitely a few hours south of the Mason Dixon, but it's culturally a mix because a lot of Northern transplants live here.

Yes, I am being deliberately vague. :)

It was in the mid 80s, but the humidity is the WORST! I have been sweating profusely this entire weekend. Putting a desk together + sweating + no central air = lovely Ismi. But after the rain, the weather is now back to the mid 70s. Whew.

How is the humidity over there?

 

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Three pennies in the well won't cause the fish to swim upstream.



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But a stick of dynamite might!
 

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IsmiLiora said:
Eh, I'm kind of straddling the border between north and south. Definitely a few hours south of the Mason Dixon, but it's culturally a mix because a lot of Northern transplants live here.

Yes, I am being deliberately vague. :)

It was in the mid 80s, but the humidity is the WORST! I have been sweating profusely this entire weekend. Putting a desk together + sweating + no central air = lovely Ismi. But after the rain, the weather is now back to the mid 70s. Whew.

How is the humidity over there?
Lots of Northern transplants, eh.  So you're in Atlanta?  Wait...straddling the Mason-Dixon line...
 

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If you're going to guess, please guess in PM, my dear. :-*
 

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Humidity is not bad at all down here.  It rained a lot yesterday so that cooled everything off, and today was very windy.  It's actually beginning to feel like Fall (or Autumn) and we're loving it!  8)
 

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If you're going to guess, please guess in PM, my dear. :-*
I was making joke about Atlanta, not really guessing.  I was there in 1992ish and remember all the New York license plates.  I have a pretty good guess where you area at.
 

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Yay, it's rainy and cold! Much better.

Just hope it's not going to rain tomorrow when I help my friend move (everyone is moving nowadays). I think I'm too excited about going to Ikea...
 

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I have a headache.

Here, on this esteemed forum, I make a fool of myself defending Ukraine and quibbling over the use of "the" before it.  I am a Ukrainian patriot.

On Facebook, I speak up against the KP, and am sticking up for world Orthodoxy versus strictly Ukrainian.  I am a Ukrainian traitor.

I don't know what I am, other than in tears.

 

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LizaSymonenko said:
I have a headache.

Here, on this esteemed forum, I make a fool of myself defending Ukraine and quibbling over the use of "the" before it.  I am a Ukrainian patriot.

On Facebook, I speak up against the KP, and am sticking up for world Orthodoxy versus strictly Ukrainian.  I am a Ukrainian traitor.

I don't know what I am, other than in tears.

You are a wonderful servant of Christ and His Church, and a lover of your heritage. So, don't worry about the negativity that others cast upon you. Your light shines brightly in this world!


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LizaSymonenko said:
I have a headache.

Here, on this esteemed forum, I make a fool of myself defending Ukraine and quibbling over the use of "the" before it.  I am a Ukrainian patriot.

On Facebook, I speak up against the KP, and am sticking up for world Orthodoxy versus strictly Ukrainian.  I am a Ukrainian traitor.

I don't know what I am, other than in tears.
Don't worry, Liza, this self-loathing Greek supremacist understands.
 

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I like snow. I was glad when my father used to tell me to go outside and shovel at 4:00 in the morning.  ;D
 
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I like snow. I was glad when my father used to tell me to go outside and shovel at 4:00 in the morning.  ;D
It doesn't snow here. Just sun, sun, sun and a corresponding amount of surfers. Truly hell on earth.
 

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akimori makoto said:
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Yay, it's rainy and cold! Much better.
Wow, you like rainy and cold, too? I thought I was the only one.

Do you want to borrow my black nailpolish and My Chemical Romance collection?
LOL. I actually normally like hot weather, but it's been so muggy here for the past three months that I can't stand it anymore!

Don't like snow, though. I will come visit you and bask in the sun and frolic with the surfers in a few months.  Sound good?
 
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IsmiLiora said:
akimori makoto said:
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Yay, it's rainy and cold! Much better.
Wow, you like rainy and cold, too? I thought I was the only one.

Do you want to borrow my black nailpolish and My Chemical Romance collection?
LOL. I actually normally like hot weather, but it's been so muggy here for the past three months that I can't stand it anymore!

Don't like snow, though. I will come visit you and bask in the sun and frolic with the surfers in a few months.  Sound good?
It is already starting to warm up here.

If by "frolic with the surfers", you mean "assassinate the surfers", then yes, by all means.
 

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If we're talking about shoveling sidewalks here, that usually runs about $5. ;)
 

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Azurestone said:
biro said:
genesisone said:
biro said:
I like snow. I was glad when my father used to tell me to go outside and shovel at 4:00 in the morning.  ;D
Can I adopt you?
Thanks, but I think my Mom would say no.   ;)
Now don't get hasty. He didn't say his price, yet. :D
I went for a half a carton of generic menthols. Mom pulled the wool over their eyes.
 
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