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chrisinhouston 11-07-2013 07:29 AM

I had the funniest dream this morning just a few hours ago. I dreamed I was at some kind of official meeting and Governor Rick Perry was there and he was praying to Jesus and I was talking to the guy next to me and the Governor got all mad at me and started threatening me with expulsion so I got into a big argument about the separation of church and state and if we needed to have a prayer to start the meeting why not a non-sectarian prayer.

I think I dreamed that because l was listening to the arguments last night on the news for the case before the SCOTUS. Pretty funny.

Anyway I argued with the Gov that if I led a prayer it would be to Zeus or something like that. He was pissed. :cool:

monster 11-07-2013 09:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Aliantha (Post 882738)
Yep thats right monster, except he doesnt have to wait like everyone else. He already knows hes in.

yeah, here they do a year of general study before they decide on a specialty. Then they do another three years. I'm generalizing wildly, of course, and colleges are chosen for their areas of excellence to a certain extent..... it's all very strange and foreign and scary. But there is no waiting for results here. Junior year (the penultimate one) is the hard slog and worry year and senior year is a breeze afaict.

Congrats to him.

Lamplighter 11-07-2013 09:05 AM

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Anyway I argued with the Gov that if I led a prayer it would be to Zeus or something like that.
My wife and I got into a discussion yesterday on that topic.
My thesis was: If it is "prayer", that is the sine qua non of belief in a god.

It doesn't matter what words/thoughts/ideas are involved.
So even a "non-sectarian" prayer can be as much an affront to someone
as a invoking the name of Jesus, Buddha, Muhammad, or in my household, the dog, Vicky.

I'm just waiting to see how Antonin twists his interpretation of the Constitution
around to strike out "establishment of religion" and leave "free exercise"
as the Right of a state, county, city government ... and all corporations.

monster 11-07-2013 09:05 AM

I'm happy because Hector got to keep "his" number (30) when they handed out equipment yesterday for the hockey team. He was worried because #30 hadn't been available in the practice jerseys as the last #30 they had kept it. But he didn't keep the regular shirts, so YAY!

orthodoc 11-09-2013 12:43 AM

Staring at a night sky full of stars. No light pollution. This is one of the reasons I love my property.

Listening to tunes and enjoying a Rusty Nail. Yes, I have committed sacrilege. I have added Drambuie to a malt. But this malt deserved it.

Griff 11-09-2013 07:56 AM

Morning fire on a quiet Saturday, nice.

lumberjim 11-09-2013 12:43 PM

I had a customer (a pa wine & spirits sales rep) last night that wanted the tire plan. He didn't want to pay for it though. He offered me a case of wine in exchange. I agreed to the deal. $135 for the tire plan. I figured, if they are $15 bottles, I'm ahead, and I'm set for Christmas gifts for my Co managers....

Well, the case has 8 bottles of $25 a bottle wine, a bottle of makers, a fancy rum, kahluah, tequila.

Probably about $250 worth all in all. Nice guy.

Lamplighter 11-10-2013 01:37 PM

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It's the middle of November and the hummer is still with us...

Attachment 45993

We'll keep feeding as long as they stay.

busterb 11-21-2013 12:51 PM

New Nexus 7 up and online. Finally. :lol2:

fargon 11-21-2013 01:39 PM

What is a Nexas 7?

Gravdigr 11-21-2013 01:49 PM

It's a big, fat phone/tablet.

Gravdigr 11-21-2013 01:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Lamplighter (Post 883083)
It's the middle of November and the hummer is still with us...

Attachment 45993

We'll keep feeding as long as they stay.

Ya 'sposed to stop, so they don't stay.

Lamplighter 11-21-2013 09:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 884085)
Ya 'sposed to stop, so they don't stay.

The PDX area is a mild climate, and hummers can be winter residents
... but as you say, as long as food is continuously available.

I found some support for that idea here

orthodoc 11-22-2013 11:24 PM

Quite a few visitors will stay if food is provided early in the season. If you start feeding, the key is: don't stop. Your visitors will have missed their chance to migrate and will be dependent on you.

I'm happy tonight because I successfully presented a huge change to proposed clinic space to the hospital admin this morning. If the changes go through, I'll have a real chance of developing the practice I dream of.

Lamplighter 12-05-2013 09:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Lamplighter (Post 883083)
It's the middle of November and the hummer is still with us...

Attachment 45993

We'll keep feeding as long as they stay.

Early December and we have 4 daily visitors.

The mating chases are continuous, really vigorous, and window-threatening !
Any times during the day, there will be a loud thump of a hummer flying into the glass,
... but so far there doesn't seem to be any permanent injuries.

It is truly amazing to watch their aerial gymnastics and occasional hovering beak duels.
Right how we have 3 females and 1 male,
... if he is able to keep up with these chases, he will pass along some very good genes


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