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Re: Random Thoughts Anew
« Reply #60 on: January 27, 2020, 05:34:43 AM »
Re reply #54:  What is your dog's name? 

Re reply #56:  Perhaps you dreamt there was a dream thread as you slept!
So, I tried to straighten everything out and guess what I got for it.  No, really, just guess!

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Re: Random Thoughts Anew
« Reply #61 on: February 03, 2020, 05:14:38 PM »
If the Lord calls Rush home despite all the prayers of his followers, maybe he has some higher purpose for him.

Or maybe Beezelbub has a position that needs filling.
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Re: Random Thoughts Anew
« Reply #62 on: March 23, 2020, 09:30:16 PM »
Let's start having wet markets in the USA just to show that we're not racist.

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Re: Random Thoughts Anew
« Reply #63 on: March 31, 2020, 05:53:41 AM »
The wages of procrastination is adrenaline.

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Re: Random Thoughts Anew
« Reply #64 on: March 31, 2020, 04:15:18 PM »
I returned recently to Duolingo to get back up to or surpass my previous proficiency in a foreign language.  It just occurred to me that all of the lessons I have done in the past weeks are about travel.  I guess I will be ready if that becomes a possibility again at some point. 

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Re: Random Thoughts Anew
« Reply #65 on: March 31, 2020, 06:25:02 PM »
Yes, a lot of the foreign-language vocabulary and dialogue scenarios map into the "get them to go there" mode of imagining oneself in the place that speaks the language you're learning.

Very useful in the imaginative part--the photos help people "place" themselves in the 'target locale,' and the phrases help introduce the ideas that
a) other people do things differently than you're used to (like taking the trains rather than driving everyplace), and
b) other people have different standards of courtesy than you're used to (like shaking hands and greeting everyone by name when you enter a roomful of friends).

But with handshaking discouraged, and travel being slowed down (for good reason) now, it's a bit different, isn't it?

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Re: Random Thoughts Anew
« Reply #66 on: April 07, 2020, 06:25:02 AM »
(Double posting, since no-one else has!)

Standing in the middle of a room to clean it:

  "Just call me V-ger..."

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Reprove not a scorner, lest they hate thee: rebuke the wise, and they will love thee.

Give instruction to the wise, and they will be yet wiser: teach the just, and they will increase in learning.

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Re: Random Thoughts Anew
« Reply #67 on: April 07, 2020, 11:37:02 AM »
The toddler in the apartment next door, imagining that he's singing, is actually making the doorbell chime noise. It's rather easy to hear through the thin walls of this 1950s-vintage ranch-style house.

Hmm. Imaginations are powerful things, I've heard. If I imagine that he's actually a parrot instead of a human being, will he instead start cursing like a sailor or saying "Ahoy, maties!" or something equally nautical?

It's an interesting thought exercise.






Okay, now I'm finished. There's unfortunately been no change to the human doorbell chime. The thought exercise has yielded null data.

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Re: Random Thoughts Anew
« Reply #68 on: April 30, 2020, 04:16:52 PM »
What would you expect the job description would be for a Executive Vice President for Mission?
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Re: Random Thoughts Anew
« Reply #69 on: May 03, 2020, 02:55:02 PM »
It was OK for us to be suspicious about "dead grandparents" excuses in the past. But it seems uncharitable for us to be suspicious about "family member hospitlized for COVID" excuses. What's the difference?
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Re: Random Thoughts Anew
« Reply #70 on: May 03, 2020, 03:32:50 PM »
It was OK for us to be suspicious about "dead grandparents" excuses in the past. But it seems uncharitable for us to be suspicious about "family member hospitlized for COVID" excuses. What's the difference?

Well, Covid may not confer immunity and/or some cases deemed healed haven't healed. Thus, the Covid excuse may be used on multiple occasions, whereas death may be used only once per relative. Like the virus, the excuse may return in force. :-)
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Re: Random Thoughts Anew
« Reply #71 on: June 19, 2020, 08:39:56 AM »
So if racism is the belief that white people are superior to black people, and Aunt Jemima is a racist icon, then why would someone be telling you their syrup is the best because someone like Aunt Jemima made it?

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Re: Random Thoughts Anew
« Reply #72 on: June 20, 2020, 05:28:44 PM »

Sushi: it's only as old as it feels.
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Re: Random Thoughts Anew
« Reply #73 on: June 20, 2020, 06:46:50 PM »
How could a monster Metal band such as Black Sabbath make such a silly song?

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Re: Random Thoughts Anew
« Reply #74 on: June 21, 2020, 06:00:29 AM »
What would you expect the job description would be for a Executive Vice President for Mission?

Duties:  stare out corner-office window daydreaming, while collecting six-figure paycheck; give presentations at BoT meetings twice yearly to discuss--with PowerPoints and handouts heavy on charts, tables, and college branding--various scenarios that are completely disconnected from our region, target market, and reality.

(Or is that just our EVP-M?)