One time I was vacationing in Chicago with my mother and one day for lunch we decided to go to a pizza place where we could sit outside for lunch. We gave them our names, waited for our table, and when they called us to our tables we sat down, they took our orders, and we ate. Now being a big city like that, I knew it was possible that some more unusual occurences would happen then in the small city I am from. |
There was another table of people in the far right hand corner, and to save space, they decided to put their big pizza tray on a nearby empty table. All of a sudden, a man who appeared to be homeless waltzed right in through the space between the railings, took the last piece of pizza, used the table washing towel to wipe his face and then promptly left! I was quite shocked by this, as well as those other customers! Too bad mom missed this one as she had gone inside to the restroom. I'll never forget this incident for it's sheer bizarreness!
Reply #1061. Dec 13 12, 9:00 AM
what is this?|
Reply #1062. Dec 13 12, 9:32 AM
-10C in Calgary this morning. Let's hope it warms up before the weekend so I can get my outside Christmas lights up. If I can find them. :-(|
Reply #1063. Dec 13 12, 9:47 AM
I had a life-changing dream which I remembered as soon as I woke up. It was one of those revelations which told you what you should do next. I think it might have had to do with whether to travel and when and who to say yes to and no. What with watching a Barbara Stanwyck movie--one with her and Henry Fonda--and watching the endless spin of the news.. dang--I plumb forgot what the dream told me.|
Reply #1064. Dec 13 12, 12:54 PM
I really know very little about dolphins, but today it was as if a dolphin parade went by our beach house. We are on the Atlantic Ocean, and maybe they were heading south for the winter, but for over an hour there was a steady stream of them, jumping and playing all in a double row. Truly an amazing sight.|
Reply #1065. Dec 13 12, 6:04 PM
One time I was at my grandparents house in the woods,and I got lost, and fell out of a tree, scratching my knee pretty badly. After a while, I luckily found my way back, and had to clean out my cut, which hurt a lot.|
Reply #1066. Dec 13 12, 8:26 PM
There are only 12 days left to make sure that everyone is behaving themselves and that Santa Claus will stop with presents. I have sent him a note to let him know that I will be happy to take those leftovers from his "naughty" list.|
Reply #1067. Dec 13 12, 10:34 PM
Starting on Dec 16, Catholics all around the country of the Philippines will troop to their local parishes to attend the first of a 9-day masses called 'Misa de Gallo' or dawn masses.|
The novena mass culminate on Christmas Eve as preparation for the Birth of the Savior on December 25.
After each mass, the parishioners would partake the local delicacies such as puto bumbong and bibingka. And drink salabat (ginger ale), taho (sweet curd) or hot cocoa or coffee to shake off the cold of the early morning.
It is a beautiful sight to see families, group of friends and even sweethearts troop to the churches as they participate in a solemn and holy tradition.
Happy holidays to all.
Reply #1068. Dec 13 12, 11:47 PM
I took the Myers-Briggs personality type indicator and found out my personality type is INTJ.|
INTJs are analytical problem-solvers, eager to improve systems and processes with their innovative ideas. They have a talent for seeing possibilities for improvement, whether at work, at home, or in themselves.
INTJs have a hunger for knowledge and strive to constantly increase their competence; they are often perfectionists with extremely high standards of performance for themselves and others. They tend to have a keen interest in self-improvement and are lifelong learners, always looking to add to their base of information and awareness.
INTJs live in a world of abstraction and theory, and may sometimes be absentminded in their preoccupation with concepts. Often intellectual, they enjoy analysis and complex problem-solving, and are much less comfortable with the illogical and unpredictable nature of other people and their emotions. They may not want to bother with people who they do not perceive to be their intellectual equals.
INTJs are perceptive about systems and strategy, and often understand the world as a chess board to be navigated. They want to understand how systems work, and how events proceed: the INTJ often has a unique ability to foresee logical outcomes. They enjoy applying themselves to a project or idea in depth, and putting in concentrated effort to achieve their goals.
Reply #1069. Dec 14 12, 8:11 AM
Don't you hate it when you get up and its cold out, so you wait a bit for it too warm up and even though its sunny it gets colder? Was 35 at 6:30 now it's 29 and not a cloud in the sky at either time. Guess I either wait longer or dress warmly to move my stuff out of storage. I like it cool but not that cold when I have a cold LOL. TTFN.|
Reply #1070. Dec 14 12, 8:19 AM
I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease last week. I now have to take eight pills a day, for the rest of my life. There is no cure for this|
Reply #1071. Dec 14 12, 9:05 AM
Has everyone seen the extreme preppers? I'm not one of them. I'm a Colorado native and a Girl Scout. Our motto is the same as the Boy Scouts: "Be Prepared". My family are native Coloradans and my mom has been a Girl Scout leader for 24 years. That being said, my family for the most part firmly believes I'm insane because I have enough supplies to last at least a month should some event occur that I couldn't get to the store. |
Since when did being prepared become a joke or a bad thing?
Reply #1072. Dec 14 12, 10:44 AM
My son just finished up his finals in his first yr in college. I know that doesnt sound like a big deal but my son is Autistic. He made straight A's in all of his classes and is becoming more social. I am very proud of him.|
Reply #1073. Dec 14 12, 1:57 PM
Congratulations to your son Sasha!|
Reply #1074. Dec 14 12, 3:57 PM
Today I have beenmostly taking bets that the world *won't* end before Christmas. Five takers so far, and I'll be collecting £13 on Christmas Eve. I can't lose :-D|
Reply #1075. Dec 14 12, 5:26 PM
I took my mother to see my father who is in a retirement home, receiving therapy. She's having a tough time dealing with this. I hope, I helped cheer her and my father cheer up.|
Reply #1076. Dec 14 12, 7:14 PM
I watched in horror, today, when the parents of those little, innocent children were rushing to their school. The look on their faces will haunt me. It is a tragedy that I will never forget. God bless the little town of Sandy Hook, Connecticut. What will it take to stop this madness?|
Reply #1077. Dec 14 12, 7:41 PM
I've been feeding a stray cat for a few weeks and I've always had to close the security door before he would come anywhere near the food. A couple of nights ago there was a huge storm and I heard a sound outside - there he was miaowing. I opened the security door and he came straight in.|
I've never known a cat to be such a snuggle-bug (he wants hugs all the time) and what's more my current cats have accepted him without as much as a hiss.
Looks like he's here to stay.
Reply #1078. Dec 15 12, 12:28 AM
The neighbors just had a baby last week. It's a girl. She's surprisingly quiet, and very small. She might be premature, but I didn't want to pry. Hope all is well.|
Reply #1079. Dec 15 12, 3:39 AM
Oh dear, here I am again - another Challenge, another story! I suggested to my partner two Christmases ago that we should buy a jigsaw puzzle for the long winter nights. Since then we've spent every spare minute [aside from quizzing!] trawling the charity shops for puzzles and have completed over 400. We are even 'official piece checkers' for one of the shops. Be careful what you wish for, you might just get it :)|
Reply #1080. Dec 15 12, 4:16 AM
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