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« Reply #3570 on: December 19, 2015, 03:38:09 AM »
@ultamentkiller - So sorry to hear that your grandma's not doing well and that it's taking a toll on your family.  I'll be praying for you and your family, and hope you'll pull through this holiday season.

We're always here for you when you need us, too, and I'm glad you took the time to reach out.
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« Reply #3571 on: December 19, 2015, 03:42:23 AM »
Echoing what all have said.
I especially felt what Nora said about people's passing putting us in mind of the certainty of others going on ahead and our own eventuality.

So, since this is a bar, I'm taking a full swig from m3mnoch's McAllen, and then grabbing a cider. This rounds on me, everyone. 
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« Reply #3572 on: December 19, 2015, 10:42:29 AM »

This is why we need AC, it was 41C in Melbourne today and it broke down in a Target store there. Darth Vader was completely overcome............


I imagine arguments being swallowed back, wine spit in glasses and gurgling up bottles. I imagine my ring sliding off my finger, Bobby's lips hot on mine for the first time again, and then unknown to me.
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« Reply #3573 on: December 19, 2015, 01:08:26 PM »
If only the rebels had known, they could have defeated him easily!
Change, when it comes, will step lightly before it kicks like thunder. (GRMatthews)
You are being naive if you think that any sweet and light theme cannot be strangled and force fed it's own flesh. (Nora)

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« Reply #3574 on: December 19, 2015, 01:18:43 PM »
Oh man, tell me about it! I'm eating my diner now, after a 6h shift that started at 5pm. Biking to work at 4.45pm was like exercising in a drafty sauna, where the drafts are hotter than the main pockets of air. Hell. Truly hate it.
When it started raining during the evening, 3 colleagues and I rushed outsides and stood there, welcoming the fresh rain like a flock of witches.
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« Reply #3575 on: December 19, 2015, 04:27:10 PM »
I appreciate everyone's support. Thank you guys so much.

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« Reply #3576 on: December 19, 2015, 05:32:58 PM »
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flock of witches

That's a brilliant phrase. I'm picturing a chevron of broom riders fleeing to the northern hemisphere.
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« Reply #3577 on: December 19, 2015, 05:36:09 PM »
How European  :D ‘Ride for a Ride’ have apparently increased after the law got the green light.Seems a bit sleazy to me

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« Reply #3578 on: December 19, 2015, 06:22:43 PM »
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flock of witches
is it not a coven of witches? Although I think Pratchett may have used an arguement of witches as a collective noun.

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How European  :D ‘Ride for a Ride’ have apparently increased after the law got the green light.Seems a bit sleazy to me

http://eshopmall.co.uk/dutch-driving-instructors-can-now-accept-sex-as-payment-2/

seems very sleazy but I think Holland may be alone in this if it is genuine.

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« Reply #3579 on: December 19, 2015, 09:34:04 PM »
Oh man, tell me about it! I'm eating my diner now, after a 6h shift that started at 5pm. Biking to work at 4.45pm was like exercising in a drafty sauna, where the drafts are hotter than the main pockets of air. Hell. Truly hate it.
When it started raining during the evening, 3 colleagues and I rushed outsides and stood there, welcoming the fresh rain like a flock of witches.
You're also going to experience a proper Aussie Christmas too, Nora with predictions in the high 30's for Christmas Day.
I will expand your TBR pile.

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« Reply #3580 on: December 19, 2015, 09:41:55 PM »
Oh man, tell me about it! I'm eating my diner now, after a 6h shift that started at 5pm. Biking to work at 4.45pm was like exercising in a drafty sauna, where the drafts are hotter than the main pockets of air. Hell. Truly hate it.
When it started raining during the evening, 3 colleagues and I rushed outsides and stood there, welcoming the fresh rain like a flock of witches.
You're also going to experience a proper Aussie Christmas too, Nora with predictions in the high 30's for Christmas Day.

Wouldn't be my first. I was in NSW just under Brisbane last year for xmas and New Years. But I was slaved to a crazy horse trainer then.
Now for xmas my restaurant is closed... There is a staff party I'm not sure I want to attend, and nothing else on the menu for me. So since I have some days off I might go some way out of Melbourne to find some cuter beach than Brighton and soak there a couple of days.
My weather app tells me it's 31°c with chances of thunderstorms and rain, but it's more than 31, I can't go back to sleep from the stuffiness, and it's bright sun outside! I had so much hope! U_U
"She will need coffee soon, or molecular degeneration will set in. Her French phrasing will take over even more strongly, and soon she will dissolve into a puddle of alienation and Kierkegaardian despair."  ~ Jmack

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« Reply #3581 on: December 19, 2015, 09:56:46 PM »
Feeling cold in Europe? Want to be warm on Christmas day? Feel free to come to Georgia, USA, where the predicted Christmas high will be mid-seventies.
Wait, isn't it supposed to be cold on Christmas? With the fire burning and people huddled up in warm clothing? Something's wrong.

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« Reply #3582 on: December 19, 2015, 10:15:28 PM »
It's -3 degrees C in interior BC right now.  Not that bad compared to that cold spurt of -18C we had near the end of November.
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« Reply #3583 on: December 19, 2015, 10:21:44 PM »
Oh man, tell me about it! I'm eating my diner now, after a 6h shift that started at 5pm. Biking to work at 4.45pm was like exercising in a drafty sauna, where the drafts are hotter than the main pockets of air. Hell. Truly hate it.
When it started raining during the evening, 3 colleagues and I rushed outsides and stood there, welcoming the fresh rain like a flock of witches.
You're also going to experience a proper Aussie Christmas too, Nora with predictions in the high 30's for Christmas Day.

Wouldn't be my first. I was in NSW just under Brisbane last year for xmas and New Years. But I was slaved to a crazy horse trainer then.
Now for xmas my restaurant is closed... There is a staff party I'm not sure I want to attend, and nothing else on the menu for me. So since I have some days off I might go some way out of Melbourne to find some cuter beach than Brighton and soak there a couple of days.
My weather app tells me it's 31°c with chances of thunderstorms and rain, but it's more than 31, I can't go back to sleep from the stuffiness, and it's bright sun outside! I had so much hope! U_U
Yeah go to somewhere on the Mornington Peninsula out past Frankston. I used to spend a lot of summers at Seaford because my grandmother lived literally 5 minutes down the road from the beach there.
I will expand your TBR pile.

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« Reply #3584 on: December 19, 2015, 11:34:56 PM »
Oh man, tell me about it! I'm eating my diner now, after a 6h shift that started at 5pm. Biking to work at 4.45pm was like exercising in a drafty sauna, where the drafts are hotter than the main pockets of air. Hell. Truly hate it.
When it started raining during the evening, 3 colleagues and I rushed outsides and stood there, welcoming the fresh rain like a flock of witches.
You're also going to experience a proper Aussie Christmas too, Nora with predictions in the high 30's for Christmas Day.

Wouldn't be my first. I was in NSW just under Brisbane last year for xmas and New Years. But I was slaved to a crazy horse trainer then.
Now for xmas my restaurant is closed... There is a staff party I'm not sure I want to attend, and nothing else on the menu for me. So since I have some days off I might go some way out of Melbourne to find some cuter beach than Brighton and soak there a couple of days.
My weather app tells me it's 31°c with chances of thunderstorms and rain, but it's more than 31, I can't go back to sleep from the stuffiness, and it's bright sun outside! I had so much hope! U_U
Yeah go to somewhere on the Mornington Peninsula out past Frankston. I used to spend a lot of summers at Seaford because my grandmother lived literally 5 minutes down the road from the beach there.

Well I did go to Mornington Peninsula, but I'd like something a bit cooler and wilder than Brighton, which is a tiny strip of sand with loads of people on it, and little more... Maybe I should go all the way to the end of the peninsula.
"She will need coffee soon, or molecular degeneration will set in. Her French phrasing will take over even more strongly, and soon she will dissolve into a puddle of alienation and Kierkegaardian despair."  ~ Jmack

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