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PostSubject: Re: What have you discovered today?   Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:28 am

It's really horrible, Sifra Crying or Very sad I know everyone says that it was normal to lose about half of your children, but it still is so very sad and must have been a devastating blow for those who lost so many.

I have found both original and recycled names in my family tree. I have found names like Astrid Signora and Marie Laurentia and Sarolf Fredrik and Wilhelm Maribo, but also loads og generations where every other man was named Peder and Aslak, and John and Johannes Rolling Eyes And we have had four generations of Rolf, but none of my cousins have named their children that, so it seems that name is on its way out. Unless I have a son, though...

I also discovered (not today, though) that two of my (four) great grandfathers have the same first name, and two of them also have the same middle name. And that my paternal grandfather's parents (my great grandparents) were married to someone who shared names with their siblings (like Jimmy Joe and Barbara Elizabeth were siblings, Barbara Jane and Jimmy David were siblings, and Jimmy Joe and Barbara Jane married...)

And I have rediscovered how fantastic it is to be back here ^_____^ Seriously, I have to stay here now! I think I can mentally survive another semester then! *sets up camp for more discoveries*
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PostSubject: Re: What have you discovered today?   Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:23 pm

Poor great great grandmother :'( ... life was still hard those days - short and sharp. I think they knew it was the way, Tenderfoot, was what they expected to some degree ... but not an easy way.
All those similar prenames and recycled names - conversation on family meetings must have been a bit puzzling. I had three Gerhards in my closest family - father, uncle and brother - I know!


Stay! Look in regulary and we grant that you will mentally survive next semester! Very Happy

Maybe your next discovery will be an old avatar?

... before it's Christmas again ^^

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PostSubject: Re: What have you discovered today?   Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:17 pm

I've discovered that - according to my dictionary - "ravish" can mean both "enchant" and "rape" ... and "rob" on top.

Shocked

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PostSubject: Re: What have you discovered today?   Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:32 am

The things you discover from nerding around on TV Tropes:

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Chargoggagoggmanchauggauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg, up top, is awesome. Translated, it means "fishing place at the boundary," which local wags have rendered as "We'll fish on our side, you fish on your side, and no one fishes in the middle". The locals are quite proud of it.
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PostSubject: Re: What have you discovered today?   Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:33 pm

Awww! Avatar! Very Happy *tackle glomps avatar and takes to bed to snuggle up with*

I think you're right, Embala, about them expecting it. I read that once (in the 1600's, I think) there was a woman who had just given birth to her fifth child and was very tired, and another woman told her that she could just calm down, as half of them would be dead in a few years...

Haha, it's funny, about the name things! If my great grandfathers (those who shared first names, let's say it's Alan) and my grandfather hadn't died as early as they did and had instead lived to see my male cousin grow up, calling for only one of them would be so fun!

"Alan! Come help me here, would you?"
"Yes, daughter-in-law?"
"Yes, sweetie?"
"Yes, love?"
"Yes, mum?"
"Yes, grandma?"




I have discovered that one of our cats is unable to hurt us. Because he doesn't want to. He has all his claws (and they are sharp!) and all his teeth, but even when he bites or grabs my hand With his paw, he doesn't leave a mark. He actually grabs my hand, with his paw, claws out without touching my skin, and then he pulls it back to his mouth so he can nibble on it a little and then lick it for a little more.

He's a weird cat, but I love him all the more for it!


Edit: Oi... that almost shouldn't be legal, Embala! Shocked And I don't understand how such a Word could ever come to life, Redhead Ember...
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PostSubject: Re: What have you discovered today?   Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:48 pm

Such a good loving cat. I love you cat That's really special.

Mom had a big tomcat - almost a hand raising - and he wouldn't hurt us either. He had a way to grab our hand when playing to tell us "It's enough now!". I felt the claws but when I relaxed my hand he did so, too - and never left a mark in my skin.

And my Ginchan is a darling too. With claws and teeth  - sometimes she shows off and make me feel ... a bit of rough play - but she never hurt me by purpose.


*chuckles* I can so imagine the "Alan"  dialogue. Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: What have you discovered today?   Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:42 pm

Oh, they sound like such lovely cats! Laughing

Heh, I can imagine that's almost what dialogue will sound like in Norwegian classrooms in a few years time... some parents are so unimaginative when it comes to naming their kids and they all just choose the name that's really popular. I still work in a food store and I can honestly say that in one day I heard more than twenty parents calling their daughters named Linnea. And more than ten calling their sons Leander. That's the fashion names here right now. And in my class there were three Helene's, two Mari's, two Halvor's, three Martins, two Christoffer's, two Patrick's... (I think you get the gist Laughing )
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PostSubject: Re: What have you discovered today?   Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:19 am

How long my Inquisition/elfquest fanfic is.

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PostSubject: Re: What have you discovered today?   Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:41 pm

Shadowpath wrote:
How long my Inquisition/elfquest fanfic is.

Aaawesome, Shadowpath! Shocked  I don't think I've ever written a fanfic that is that long! Little more than 11000 words is my Maximum amount Laughing

(although I have written something that is just over 47000 words and not even halfway finished, but it's not Elfquest related and thus of no interest to anyone but me Razz )
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PostSubject: Re: What have you discovered today?   Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:04 pm

Heh, thanks!

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PostSubject: Re: What have you discovered today?   Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:14 am

The demonic monster of my childhood has returned! Tickle me Elmo is Back!

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PostSubject: Re: What have you discovered today?   Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:42 pm

Last night, I discovered I could spend a whole night simply listening to the music I've collected, all along, while reading Elfquest ( from the original quest up to the Final Quest ), and occasionally watching on my PC screen, pictures randomly taken from my huge collection.
Add; some drinks and a cooool loneliness, and it was just perfect.


Our ancestors would call our era Paradise, here, inside rich countries.
Then, they would spit on us, after having a look at what we turned other places into.

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PostSubject: Re: What have you discovered today?   Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:13 pm

That I should have had somehting else than a leftover soup for breakfast. But I was soooo tired of eggs.
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PostSubject: Re: What have you discovered today?   Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:05 pm

An in the latest news from my childhood home: 10 Saudis arrested for conducting illegal camel beauty contest

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PostSubject: Re: What have you discovered today?   Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:28 pm

Illegal camel beauty contest? Neutral Rolling Eyes Jeez
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PostSubject: Re: What have you discovered today?   Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:44 pm

Zwoot

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PostSubject: Re: What have you discovered today?   Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:15 pm

How typical.

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PostSubject: Re: What have you discovered today?   Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:21 pm

That I like the new eye drops from my optitian Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: What have you discovered today?   Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:41 pm

That's wonderful! I always find eye drops to be a pain, so it must be great to have some you like.

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PostSubject: Re: What have you discovered today?   Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:47 pm

Explosive fires here in California. We had some severe north winds overnight and that has lead to some very serious fires.

So far in Napa 15,000 structures lost.
2 fires in Nevada County
fires in Butte, Sonoma, and Yuba counties.
Then there is Anaheim on fire as well.

We also lost 10 people and that may grow. The Napa fire was the worst. The people literally had minutes to get out.

This is not good.

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PostSubject: Re: What have you discovered today?   Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:44 am

Please be safe G0lden! I grew up in the Bay Area and lived in Sonoma County for 15 years and will always consider it home. Thankfully all my friends and family are safe but what a horrible tragedy. Shocked No

I walked into work yesterday after a week of being bedridden with the flu and my friend told me "hey, did you hear, Santa Rosa is on fire and buildings are burning to the ground"...ugh...I wanted to go right back home and crawl into bed. Especially after all the fires we had here in Oregon this summer...again, be safe!

Be safe everyone down there... Hug
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PostSubject: Re: What have you discovered today?   Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:52 am

*hugs* Stay safe ya'll, it's been so nuts!!

Trains in this area are just bonkers, there's been at least 2 derailments this week, a woman asleep on the tracks stuck, a suicidal teen run over cause he was laying on the tracks, two cars struck, a woman turning onto the tracks and going nose first into the ditch, blocking the tracks and a car somehow dukes of hazzarding up onto a car... all within a week.... what is going on?!?
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PostSubject: Re: What have you discovered today?   Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:36 pm

My area has had more pedestrians hit by cars in the past month then it has had in at least a year. I second the bewilderment, what is going on with all of these accidents, tragedys, fires and storms!

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PostSubject: Re: What have you discovered today?   Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:41 pm

Sad News from the fires are not good at all. Stay safe, G0lden. *HUG*
All good wishes that the fires will be under controll and everyone will be safe agan. And that those who suffered from the fire will get help.

That's nuts, Kat Rolling Eyes

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PostSubject: Re: What have you discovered today?   Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:16 am

Staying safe, Em


Fires really bad around here.

The Lobo Fire in Nevada County is south of my late grandparents property. My brother and his family live there and the fire is a couple of miles away, so far so good for them.

The fire the hit Santa Rosa is devastating. Whole neighborhoods are gone. Calastoga a town of 5,000 has been evacuated.

More north winds for tomorrow, but not a gusty as Sunday nights.

Smoke settled in the valley this morning, so the air quality was horrible. It did clear up by the late afternoon.

I keep you up to date.

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