Watched Blade Runner again last night (one of my favourite films), hard to believe it's 30 years old as it still stands the test of time. Interestingly, it is set in 2019 so only 7 more years before I can buy a hover car, cool!|
Reply #101. Oct 01 12, 6:54 AM
I won one hundred dollars in the lottery on saturday. i'm still down thousands. |
Reply #102. Oct 01 12, 7:25 AM
Organised two other people to play the three flags games. Ironically one through a Hard Daily challenge where I was twinned with a then FT player I did not know. Coordinated the play, "Don't do any daily quizzes, "I say, "as they have end of day bonus points"I forget and my first quiz, I am coming number 1. I spent the whole day sweating that 10 people would actually get a higher score than me. Anyway we all arrive at the designated score, someone else lands there. I tell the other two to increment by 30 points. I do not as this is how many bonus points I will get for my daily game. End of Day my bonus points are added to the next day's score so I am 30 shy of the other two. However Another person lands on the adjusted score just before close out. My two colleagues get their badge (YAY!) and some other dude gets the easiest major badge ever and I get squat. Anyway, I'm looking for two more players to play Three keys with (Revised strategy available). Cheers 1nn1|
Reply #103. Oct 01 12, 7:26 AM
I had a bad day today, I went into an auto shop to have the tire of my car replaced, the mechanic worked so fast without thinking of what he is doing. My chromed rim got scratches and i feel bad about it because that rim is very expensive, to add more pain to what happened, there was no available tire size for my car. It was a very bad day...|
Reply #104. Oct 01 12, 8:42 AM
"Anyway, I'm looking for two more players to play Three keys with (Revised strategy available)."|
I'm willing to go for the 3 keys badge INN :)
Reply #105. Oct 01 12, 9:36 AM
Sorry to hear about your car euab. In a parallel universe on the other side of the world, I too had to take my car into the repair shop today. It has been running rough for about a month but I wanted to save up some cash as it costs a king's ransom everytime I take it in. So instead of driving with anxiety at the sight of the 'check engine light' blinking I put a piece of black electrical tape over it. They just called me now to say they found the problem (ignition coil) and had the part in stock. But they couldn't see where my check engine light was on!! Of course not, I had neglected to take the piece of tape off the dashboard that had effectively blocked the offending symbol. So much for the mechanic's power of observation....I only hope his motor ability exceeds his depth perception.|
Reply #106. Oct 01 12, 10:06 AM
I have recently decided to watch all the well talked about films that I have never seen before. It is a very very long list and I started by watching Goodfellas. I had thought that I would not like it in the least. but actually I was gripped by it and I now feel enthusiastic about my new venture, I am going to watch One Flew over the cuckoo's nest later this week. Eventually I will graduate to the Star Wars films and Harry Potter!!|
Reply #107. Oct 01 12, 11:14 AM
My Texan grandmother was born in 1886. She told us grandkids that once she went to visit her uncle in New Mexico. They were riding along in the country when she saw several large circles rolling along, near the horizon. She asked her uncle what they were, and he said they were hoop snakes. Hoop snakes move by taking their tail in their mouth and rolling like a wheel. (They probably eat jackalopes.)|
She also taught me poetry:
The boy stood on the burning deck,
Eating peanuts by the peck.
His father called; he would not go,
Because he loved those peanuts so.
Reply #108. Oct 01 12, 1:31 PM
Something that really irritates me is that you have to pay for television whenever you have a hospital stay. Here you are shelling out lots of money (or your insurance is) and you don't even get to watch tv free. Even fleabag motels supply television.|
I feel better now.
Reply #109. Oct 01 12, 1:37 PM
I watched White Christmas over the weekend. I love that movie. We watch it all year long, especially in the summer when it get well over 100 degrees here. |
Reply #110. Oct 01 12, 5:32 PM
One time, I was talking to a parent at swim lessons about how I have trouble placing people out of context. After the lesson, I saw him in his winter coat in the lobby & said he looked familiar. He replied - "yeah from in there - we were just talking". I felt really stupid, but when I got home I realized that once I saw him with the coat I completely forgot about talking to him in the lesson, but was remembering him from skating lessons that past winter!|
Reply #111. Oct 01 12, 6:32 PM
Yesterday, Sunday, when we walked into our church there was this HUGE motorcycle in the foyer. You know it's gonna be a good day in church when there is a motorcycle that is almost as big as a small car in the lobby of your church. (I'd sure never want to have to pick it up, after laying it over... and neither would my hubby, even though he is 6'6" and is a strong 220 lbs.... answer would be "never lay that honker down") Anyway, the reason the motorcycle was in the foyer/lobby is because we had as our speakers our missionaries to Bikers of America... that means all Bikers in America... not a particular biker group. Chaplain Brenda (biker name= "Ali") and Chaplain Dave (Biker name = "Gator") Yep, you got it... Ali-gator !! They had good reports about telling many Bikers about Jesus but mostly about loving them no matter what they looked like, or acted like. They fed 378 bikers free meals (BBQ Brisket & beans & stuff) at the Bikes, Blues & BBQ festival in Fayetteville, AR, on Saturday. B,B & BBQ is the biggest 1 day biker event in the nation and it sure livens up the area! It was wonderful & fun listening to their stories about friends they'd made among bikers and people whose lives were changed by finding someone who really cared about them and then learning about Jesus. |
Guess that is the most fun & interesting thing that's happened to me lately.
Oh, PS: There were two nice looking motorcycles in the front altar area of our church, too, during the whole service, borrowed from locals for the occasion.
Reply #112. Oct 01 12, 8:58 PM
My son plays NCAA Tennis for his college. He had a very exciting match yesterday. He plays #1 Singles and #1 Doubles, he won his Singles Match 6-4 4-6 10-8 in the Tiebreaker. He won his Doubles Match 8-5. With those two wins, he set the career wins mark for his school. I am very proud of his athletic and academic accomplishments, he is set to graduate in May of 2013.|
Reply #113. Oct 01 12, 9:11 PM
Yesterday I did something I hadn't done in over a decade: went to the beach and collected shells. New Jersey doesn't have a great variety of shells, but a lot of them that are around were a beautiful, deep black. But by far my favorite find were the horseshoe crab shells/exoskeletons. Most of them were wet and soggy, but a few that were in the sun for a while were bone dry and paper thin. They're pretty neat, but very delicate.|
Reply #114. Oct 01 12, 10:51 PM
A pious Jewish man is distressed because his son went to Jerusalem to study the Torah and the Talmud, and as he came back, he had converted to christianity - to his father's dismay!|
So he goes to see the rabbi to tell him his disappointment and ask for his advice. He's greatly surprised to hear that the exact same thing happened to the Rabbi's own son: he went to Jerusalem, studied the Torah and the Talmud, and came back a Christian. Imagine that!
The two men ponder over this, lament their sons's decision, and finally start to pray together.
Suddenly there's a miracle: the Lord manifests himself and speaks!
And He says to them:
'Actually the very same thing happened with my son Jesus! He went to Jerusalem to study the Torah and the Talmud but he came back a Christian!'
'So what shall we do, Adonai?'
'You can do the same as I did.'
'Write a new testament!'
Reply #115. Oct 02 12, 1:28 AM
Yesterday, a national holiday in China, I had a walk around town. On a street corner I bought a cotton candy to share with my wife and son. It must have been ages since I last had one and it brought back some nice childhood memories.|
Reply #116. Oct 02 12, 4:11 AM
my niece Addy started one day when I went out of the room, when I went and helped my other niece Hannah upstairs. I love both of my nieces so much.|
Reply #117. Oct 02 12, 4:39 AM
Initially I started playing on this site to improve my vocabulary (my first language is German), but lately I'm catching myself watching all my new DVDs in English and enjoying it immensely. If my teachers' presentations had been half as interesting as the games on this site, school would have been soo much FUN ;o)|
Reply #118. Oct 02 12, 5:21 AM
So it is October, one of my favorite times of the year. 1st of all October means that the weather is going to get better. It will continue to get cooler and by Halloween there will be a bit of a chill in the air and summer (hot weather, triple digit temperatures) will be over for a few months. October also means the beginning of the holiday season. I often complain about this time of year but I do like the hustle and bustle of the next 3 months or so. And last of all, the most important reason that I like October. It is Halloween month. Our family spends the month putting up decorations, planning our yearly Halloween party, planning and making our costumes and watching horror movies and thrillers.|
Reply #119. Oct 02 12, 5:39 AM
I recently watched Clint Eastwood's "Gran Torino" - great film btw, I can only recommend it - and there was this scene where his Labrador Retriever sits beside his bathtub while Eastwood's character is taking a bath. This made me think of my late dog, a Beagle/Dachshund-mix who passed away in 2009 ... she absolutely hated water and never entered the bathroom on her own accord. She drank water of course, but I had a hard time taking her out in the rain; she wouldn't go swimming and only when the temperatures where as high as 35°C she would consider going even near a lake, but eventually only dipping her toes in before coming to the conclusion that not even high temps were reason enough to get wet. |
Naturally I had to shower her now and again, which she usually endured stoically, but it also caused her to have a certain aversion against the bathtub. So even when she usually followed me around, she never went into the bathroom, actually she even turned around and walked in the other direction just to be on the safe side. It was really fun to watch.
Reply #120. Oct 02 12, 7:38 AM
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