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After three long years my classical music collection is finally nearing completion.
A particular series, I assume?
Nope, like the honeybee I collected the good material from everywhere and brought it together.
Anything by Chopin?
Chopin is kinda depressing, but yes, he's in there too.
Really? I have always found Chopin to be so relaxing.
 

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I was ominously asked by a customs officer, last week, if I read books about the Gulag and Stalin "a bad person, you know."
 

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[quote author=Conversation from yesterday]
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What's the best medium to large sized dog for a lazy, inexperienced apartment-living owner like me? I was thinking a greyhound, but other recommendations would be nice too.
 

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What's the best medium to large sized dog for a lazy, inexperienced apartment-living owner like me? I was thinking a greyhound, but other recommendations would be nice too.
Basset hound. They're medium sized, just short legs. Greyhounds might be much too energetic for apartment living. Bassets puppies have (in my experience) 20 minutes of hard play in 'em a day, the rest is chilling out or sleeping.
 

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Or rescue an already housebroken, lazy old mutt from the shelter. Our best dogs were rescues.
 

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ambatzoglou said:
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What's the best medium to large sized dog for a lazy, inexperienced apartment-living owner like me? I was thinking a greyhound, but other recommendations would be nice too.
Basset hound. They're medium sized, just short legs. Greyhounds might be much too energetic for apartment living. Bassets puppies have (in my experience) 20 minutes of hard play in 'em a day, the rest is chilling out or sleeping.
Actually greyhounds are some of the laziest dogs around. They are literal couch potatoes. They do nothing but are very calm, loving dogs. Depending on the size, they might be a bit big for a cramped apartment, but they won't be hyperactive. It is necessary that they recieve regular walks, however.
 

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What's the best medium to large sized dog for a lazy, inexperienced apartment-living owner like me? I was thinking a greyhound, but other recommendations would be nice too.
I really can't recommend any dog to live in an apartment. Every dog should have its own yard.
 

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What's the best medium to large sized dog for a lazy, inexperienced apartment-living owner like me? I was thinking a greyhound, but other recommendations would be nice too.
Basset hound. They're medium sized, just short legs. Greyhounds might be much too energetic for apartment living. Bassets puppies have (in my experience) 20 minutes of hard play in 'em a day, the rest is chilling out or sleeping.
Actually greyhounds are some of the laziest dogs around. They are literal couch potatoes. They do nothing but are very calm, loving dogs. Depending on the size, they might be a bit big for a cramped apartment, but they won't be hyperactive. It is necessary that they recieve regular walks, however.
Oh wow, I had no idea. The only greyhounds I've ever been around were at a lake near where I grew up. I guess since their owners were playing with them and they were exercising I thought they were high energy all of the time. Thanks for the correction.

I'm pretty sure there are a metric ton of greyhounds that need to be adopted. Every vet office I have ever been in has had fliers for retired racing dogs. 
 

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What's the best medium to large sized dog for a lazy, inexperienced apartment-living owner like me? I was thinking a greyhound, but other recommendations would be nice too.
Bulldogs tend to be pretty lazy and low-maintenance.
 

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We do have one Chinese poster. Perhaps he could tell us. I've always wanted to eat a labrador retriever.
 

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Antonis said:
ambatzoglou said:
JamesR said:
What's the best medium to large sized dog for a lazy, inexperienced apartment-living owner like me? I was thinking a greyhound, but other recommendations would be nice too.
Basset hound. They're medium sized, just short legs. Greyhounds might be much too energetic for apartment living. Bassets puppies have (in my experience) 20 minutes of hard play in 'em a day, the rest is chilling out or sleeping.
Actually greyhounds are some of the laziest dogs around. They are literal couch potatoes. They do nothing but are very calm, loving dogs. Depending on the size, they might be a bit big for a cramped apartment, but they won't be hyperactive. It is necessary that they recieve regular walks, however.
Absolutely. Lurchers, whippets and the like are all the same too. If a greyhound is too big, a lurcher might be more suitable - they vary in size quite a lot depending on what the other half of the cross is but many are smaller than greyhounds. Ours is about half way between a greyhound and whippet in size and otherwise looks pretty much like a pure breed greyhound (but as they're crosses of course the looks vary also). They need regular but comparatively short walks (they want bursts of speed not great long rambles) and most of the rest of the time they sleep. They're great with kids, placid and very quiet (if ours barks more than once in a week she's being noisy).

James
 

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Happy birthday to me! I am 40 years in Earth-time, like a bottle of good whiskey. ;)
 

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Happy birthday to me! I am 40 years in Earth-time, like a bottle of good whiskey. ;)
Hope you'll treat yourself to a bottle of good whiskey on the occasion. Happy birthday and many more.
 

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Happy birthday to me! I am 40 years in Earth-time, like a bottle of good whiskey. ;)
Hope you'll treat yourself to a bottle of good whiskey on the occasion. Happy birthday and many more.
Thank you!
 

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biro said:
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Happy birthday to me! I am 40 years in Earth-time, like a bottle of good whiskey. ;)
Hope you'll treat yourself to a bottle of good whiskey on the occasion. Happy birthday and many more.
Thank you!
Many more bottles ≠ many more years...

Happy birthday! And many years to you!  :)
 

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JamesR said:
What's the best medium to large sized dog for a lazy, inexperienced apartment-living owner like me? I was thinking a greyhound, but other recommendations would be nice too.
Basset hound. They're medium sized, just short legs. Greyhounds might be much too energetic for apartment living. Bassets puppies have (in my experience) 20 minutes of hard play in 'em a day, the rest is chilling out or sleeping.
Actually greyhounds are some of the laziest dogs around. They are literal couch potatoes. They do nothing but are very calm, loving dogs. Depending on the size, they might be a bit big for a cramped apartment, but they won't be hyperactive. It is necessary that they recieve regular walks, however.
Oh wow, I had no idea. The only greyhounds I've ever been around were at a lake near where I grew up. I guess since their owners were playing with them and they were exercising I thought they were high energy all of the time. Thanks for the correction.

I'm pretty sure there are a metric ton of greyhounds that need to be adopted. Every vet office I have ever been in has had fliers for retired racing dogs. 
Yea, when I take mine for walks I let him go in fields (generally not a good idea for a greyhound if the area isn't contained, but he is an exception) and he lets out all his energy running like crazy. That's probably what you saw, and in that case yes, they would most certainly look EXTREMELY hyperactive.  :D

And yes, there are plenty of greyhounds that need adopting. I know of several prison programs where prisoners train the dogs to acclimate them to domestic life and train them, that is where I got mine. They are wonderful pets.
 

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That person said:
JamesR said:
What's the best medium to large sized dog for a lazy, inexperienced apartment-living owner like me? I was thinking a greyhound, but other recommendations would be nice too.
Bulldogs tend to be pretty lazy and low-maintenance.
English? But don't they always need to visit the veterinarian because they have so many health problems?
 

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JamesR said:
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What's the best medium to large sized dog for a lazy, inexperienced apartment-living owner like me? I was thinking a greyhound, but other recommendations would be nice too.
Bulldogs tend to be pretty lazy and low-maintenance.
English? But don't they always need to visit the veterinarian because they have so many health problems?
If your area gets particularly hot and/or humid, I would not recommend a bulldog. They don't do well with the heat, it really aggravates their breathing problems. I'd love a bulldog, but our 110+ degree summers make me refrain.
 

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Happy birthday to me! I am 40 years in Earth-time, like a bottle of good whiskey. ;)
here's your cake


here's your whiskey (don't drink it on a fast day... Unless you're Russian :p)
 

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Here is a better whisky.



After all, it is your birthday.  Internet splurge!
 

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