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"One of my friends is a Wiccan Priestess at the New York Press."

Everyone please be quiet.
 

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I'm always reminded of that scene where George Costanza wants to be Latvian Orthodox and has to read a stack of theological books to be properly catechized, whenever someone on this board suggests an inquirer to read x amount of theological books in Orthodoxy.
 

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A coworker said I looked stressed, handed me a piece of chocolate and said, "It makes everything better!" ;D
 

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William said:
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Just finished a 97-pages, 45000 words essay on the Byzantine Empire for my high school exams. I pity the teacher who has to read it.
Really?

Btw the random American who sent you a fb friend request is me.
I didn't see any request. Care to resend it? I'm this guy.
 

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Asteriktos said:
I have a minor craving for some dill pickles. I used to have some but threw them out a few days ago. I should not have done so. I had bought them to put on hamburgers. I used some, but not others. I grew tired of the hamburger making process. Too much greasy yuckiness to clean left in the pan. I don't want my drains clogged. That would not be for the best. In the past I have found drain cleaners to be hit and miss. Better to be safe that to be backed up.
Vlassic best pickles??
 

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I challenged my crush to an arm wrestling match and won. Why did I do that?
To hold her hand.
I sent my first crush to the hospital. I think I posted about that sometime here . . .

Ahhh yes. This never finished work of thought. A brief snippet:

Chatted with a few muckety mucks about some new initiative and its market feasibility, in other words we were acknowledging we lead soulless lives to suck the souls out of others.

I then walked back across campus wondering which ridiculous choice in my life had brought me to this meaningless point in my life. It came down to either when in kindergarten I turned a corner at recess and slammed forehead to forehead with Mary Mason. She was probably my first "crush". Literally and figuratively.

She had to get stitches. And her mother was the art teacher, which meant she was a house wife who wanted other things in life and ended up trying to get kids to draw OUTSIDE the lines.

I was never good at art, even though I supposed to be, because I am left handed.

Anyway. My mother forced me to write a get well and apology card to Mary. This was terrible. Not because of the writing. I was nearly at a fifth grade level of reading and writing by four. But she thought it would be "cute" if I drew something as well. So not only am I trying for the first time in my life to woo the woman of my dreams, which was sorta anxiety provoking, but I had to do something I was horrible at and knew I was horrible at. The performance anxiety was exquisite.

After the weekend went by and I worried myself sick about giving Mary my crayon on manila paper card, I went up to Mary during recess and gave the card to her. She was delighted and excited to show me her stitches, which I wanted to pull out. I had already been stitched up numerous times and found great delight in removing them myself.

But I didn't try and didn't really want to.

Well, unbeknownst to me more than a few of the other kids had circled us somewhat and began to chant that song to tease children who obviously have some tenderness for each other. What made things worse was that my first name rhymed with her last name:

Mary Mason and Jason sittin in a tree!
K I S S I N G
First comes love!
Then comes marriage!
Then comes the baby in the baby carriage!

Mary and I both were mortified.

The incredible performance anxiety to please the girl I loved, coupled with the delight that obviously she shared the same feelings for me, only to dissolve into shame and failure, plagued every romantic relationship I had with a woman for quite sometime.

In short, I shouldn't have mocked the older boys playing funnel ball by calling them a naughty word that means homosexual. I was running away from them hoping to find my friends so the score would be a little more even during the fight. That is why I ran into Mary coming around the corner of the school building.

The decision to call into question the sexuality of four other larger males while not having friends with you or a weapon is a bad decision.

That decision was the first of the possible two I considered which caused the ruination of my life.

But let's be honest, funnel ball is kinda gay.
 

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Domino's is having a "Thanksgiving" special:

The St. Jude Thanks & Giving Combo.

LOL!
 

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Asteriktos said:
Sounds like sour grapes to me...
I find your current avatar oddly reassuring.

Andriu's avatar of the gymnast, I thought was a photoshopped thing.

I need to listen to the TV or watch twitter.
 

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Been invited over to a good friend's house for Turkey festivities. 
 

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I'm going to be grilling our turkey this year.
You grill Thanksgiving turkeys? What kind of heathenry is this?
 

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William said:
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I'm going to be grilling our turkey this year.
You grill Thanksgiving turkeys? What kind of heathenry is this?
I use the indirect method, but yeah, I'm gonna grill it. From what I've read, it should turn out awesome. The presence of fire brings out the best in any meat really.

Frying seems legit too though. My experience has almost exclusively been with roast turkey, so I look forward to broadening my horizons.
 

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I don't think I've ever eaten a turkey that wasn't roasted. Fried and smoked sound good, though. I hate grilled chicken though so I'd probably hate grill turkeys too.
 

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I feel confused... should I go out and buy a bunch of thanksgiving food... when I'm the only person living here? I mean, yeah, I could put it in the fridge and eat leftovers for the next two weeks... but so much trouble and mess for one person... sigh...
 

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Asteriktos said:
I feel confused... should I go out and buy a bunch of thanksgiving food... when I'm the only person living here? I mean, yeah, I could put it in the fridge and eat leftovers for the next two weeks... but so much trouble and mess for one person... sigh...
Buy a bunch of food and invite some homeless to dinner.
 

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JamesRottnek said:
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I feel confused... should I go out and buy a bunch of thanksgiving food... when I'm the only person living here? I mean, yeah, I could put it in the fridge and eat leftovers for the next two weeks... but so much trouble and mess for one person... sigh...
Buy a bunch of food and invite some homeless to dinner.
Not too many homeless in my area. There's a guy nicknamed bicycle bob, that's about it. Dude is homeless and still has his own facebook page dedicated to him. I can't make this stuff up. However, I live in the projects, could I just invite my neighbors? 
 
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22 year old, recent convert of Denham Springs, Louisiana. Of mostly direct English and Welsh ancestry. Travel back to my family's homelands every summer (I also consider myself British and am finalizing my citizenship through my grandparents), but I grew up in the States. Sometimes I spell things the "British" way, I do not do it on purpose, my grandparents and family in Britain played a huge part in my life, so that is why.

I love science, history, art, and learning languages. I'm an Anarcho-Monarchist (at heart), but in reality I am a Libertarian.

I am not currently in university, but I am considering joining the Air Force and going from there. I am engaged, so I need to get my act together.

God bless to all on the forum, and I hope that I do not cause TOO much controversy here.

God save the Queen!
 

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yeah God and biology might save Betty her comeuppance. she's almost 90 afterall . it's probably her heir that god won't save.
 

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We had the joy of being part of a "Safe and Sober" check point recently while my wife was driving.  Needless to say, it was amusing and she was a little upset.  It was the first time she has ever been subjected to one.  The rest of the ride home was me explaining to her the reason they have them and that it is perfectly legal for them to do the things they do. 
 

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Fun fact: I registered in June but didn't post till september. I thought some discussions and certain posters were quite agressive and I was afraid I'd get flamed pretty quicky  :)

But you guys turned out to be alright.
 
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Cyrillic said:
Fun fact: I registered in June but didn't post till september. I thought some discussions and certain posters were quite agressive and I was afraid I'd get flamed pretty quicky  :)

But you guys turned out to be alright.
And here I was posting on Day 1, I feel like such a skank. :police:
 

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Kerdy said:
We had the joy of being part of a "Safe and Sober" check point recently while my wife was driving.  Needless to say, it was amusing and she was a little upset.  It was the first time she has ever been subjected to one.  The rest of the ride home was me explaining to her the reason they have them and that it is perfectly legal for them to do the things they do. 
I've seen some of them where they give you a cup of coffee if you pass. :)
 
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Kerdy said:
We had the joy of being part of a "Safe and Sober" check point recently while my wife was driving.  Needless to say, it was amusing and she was a little upset.  It was the first time she has ever been subjected to one.  The rest of the ride home was me explaining to her the reason they have them and that it is perfectly legal for them to do the things they do. 
Yeah, the government and their checkpoints are so unconstitutional. They act like Nazis, thanks Bill Clinton.
 

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William said:
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I'm going to be grilling our turkey this year.
You grill Thanksgiving turkeys? What kind of heathenry is this?
Delicious heathenry, it turns out:

Seriously, if you own a grill, why would you roast?
 

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We had the joy of being part of a "Safe and Sober" check point recently while my wife was driving.  Needless to say, it was amusing and she was a little upset.  It was the first time she has ever been subjected to one.  The rest of the ride home was me explaining to her the reason they have them and that it is perfectly legal for them to do the things they do. 
Yeah, the government and their checkpoints are so unconstitutional. They act like Nazis, thanks Bill Clinton.
I'm confused.
 
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Kerdy said:
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Kerdy said:
We had the joy of being part of a "Safe and Sober" check point recently while my wife was driving.  Needless to say, it was amusing and she was a little upset.  It was the first time she has ever been subjected to one.  The rest of the ride home was me explaining to her the reason they have them and that it is perfectly legal for them to do the things they do. 
Yeah, the government and their checkpoints are so unconstitutional. They act like Nazis, thanks Bill Clinton.
I'm confused.
He is the reason DWI check-points are so prevalent.
 
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Achronos said:
What did you use to deep fry? One of those turkey deep friers they sell at the grocery store?
My friend did it.  I am not sure how, but I think he used one of those. 
 

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Outside enjoying a warm cup of coffee and a warm pipe filled with EMP.  Very relaxing!
 

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Just got word that my daughter-in-law is now officially (finally!) a permanent resident of Canada. It's been a three year wait with lots of visits to government offices and even to politicians' offices for assistance in this. Sadly, her wait is not unusual for honest immigrants.
 

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Ladies and gentlemen! I hereby announce that I've found my favourite politician:

 
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