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  1. Sagittar

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    it's something like have a good night in Arabic :D
    and the number 3 is used in internet chats to compensate the absence of a certain letter in english but used in arabic a lot ..

    why did i say that rightnow , i was planning of torturing you for at least couple more days ? :p
     
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    Ahaha - now I know the secret!! Thanks Sag, I was searching around trying to figure it out. For some reason I thought it was a Greek relation. You'll have to come up with a new one, but don't forget to post pics when you get a chance. Have a good sleep!! :)
     
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    I'm going to bed, just not very energetic tonight. Night all. :)
     
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    My posts were deleted simply because they quoted your insults of Meg, which were deleted.
    It's always good to comprehend cause and effect.
     
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    My, my, things have gotten rather heated in the bistro tonight. Save my seat, I'll come back one things cool down.
     
  7. SFrazeur

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    Something non alcoholic, I know I'm the worst 22 yearold.
     
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    There's nothing wrong with that - drinking certainly isn't for everyone. :) The fact that you have a sport you are so interested in and hobbies other than drinking is actually a refreshing change from many of today's youth. :)
     
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    As the Unofficial bouncer for the bistro, I am going to have to ask you to leave, Deuce.
     
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    Deuce, I'm sorry if the fact that I have a lot to say bothers you. Everytime I have apologized I have meant it. I could say a lot of good things that I have discovered about you but why waste time in trying to prove myself to someone whose only agenda is to hold on to grudges. I obviously cannot change your mind here, and an apology means nothing to you so I am without words. Happy now? Put me on your ignore list and move on please.

    BTW - I normally would only post an average amount, but find that many posters direct comments/questions my way. I consider it rude to ignore anyone and always attempt to address those who have addressed me.
     
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    I was talking to some like aged, unlike minded people a few weeks ago about this; they just could not wrap their heads around the fact that I did not, nor did I have any desire to drink.

    There was this one girl in particular, she did not understand it the most, she is a very social person, and for a lot of people that is what drinking is about, it a socializing tool.
     
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    Unfortunately, some people (not all) feel they need alcohol to "loosen" up and have a good time. It's unfortunate that more people don't have the confidence necessary to interact with or without alcohol - rather than using it as a social crutch. IMO.
     
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    Of course it is very reminiscent of the story of The Father, The Son, and The Donkey.

    Nutshell:

    The a father, and his son are traveling through a town with a donkey.

    The son rides on the donkey, but as they pass a group of old men they say
    "That young boy is riding while that poor older father is having to walk."
    So the man now rides the donkey while the boy walks. Soon they pass a group of women which say
    "That poor little boy is having to walk while that grown man is riding."
    So now they both ride the donkey. But soon they pass a group of children, which say
    "That poor donkey, your going to break his back!" So they grab a long piece of wood tie the donkey's feet to it and carry it upside down with the wood piece on their shoulders. But soon they come to a bridge as they attempt to cross they cannot hold the donkey and it slips off their shoulder and the donkey plummets to its death.

    Moral of the story, you cannot please everyone so might as well please yourself.
     
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    Excellent post!! Thanks SFrazeur. :)
     
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    I don't drink alcohol, either. At all.
    Never have. Never felt the need - or the want to.

    I can have a good time - a great time - without it. I pity people who feel that they can't.

    As for 'drowning one's sorrows' - I don't subscribe to that - it's a cop-out. Suffering is as necessary as happiness for a healthy emotional balance to be achieved. I don't take any sort of medication, either, for the same reason - that some suffering is necessary. If I have a cold, or a headache, so be it. Chances are I'll survive, as every time previous. I find people who run to get an aspirin every time their head hurts to be absolute wimps.

    We are a culture of convenience, above all else. We are taught from an early age that any type of pain - be it physical or emotional/psychological is not to be accepted - and so people run to the medicine cabinet/local bar/therapist/psychologist at alarming rates.

    And look where that has got us as a society.
     
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    That is probably not too far off from that girl, she is very beautiful, but very shy in groups, yet she is very social. She may feel as if she needs to loosen up to interact. The problem is alcohol is a depressive, only making her issues worse.
     
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    I do agree with Deuce regarding the alcohol. As for pain, I will admit I can be a bit of a wimp. I try my best to go without medicine for as long as possible, but if the pain is too much I will take Tylenol.
     
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    I do not care to take medication for headaches and so worth, I figure a good nap helps more than a pill. Really the heaviest "medication" I take is nyquil.
     
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    Hmm..I have found that some of the most beautiful people can be the most insecure. It's the perception one has of themselves as opposed to the exterior - hence anorexia and bulemia for example. Most people who become addicted to the negative mental disease are perfectly normal weights to begin with. Alcohol never solves problems - only leaves more of a mess to clean up in the morning.
     
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    I think I know her.
    I think we all know her.

    Drinking is one thing - but bragging about it is another. Kids - especially those who follow - brag about drinking as a 'badge of honour'.
    But it's really sad when we see adults bragging about drinking for the same reason - to appear 'cool'.
     
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    All too true.

    I think I have a healthy outlook on physical self-image; I always say that I look terribly, not terribly good looking, but not terribly bad looking either.
     
  22. Yours!05

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    I'm looking for a Canadian to thank for lending us a Strikeforce of Firefighters to help with our bushfires. Just saw an interview with one who seemed very calm and collected, unlike those threatened. His charming exotic accent (j/k) seemed to indicate that we are not alone in this. They are from BC I think. No doubt we'll be there in your summer to reciprocate.

    So, thanks Deuce, thanks CanadianChic.:)
     
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    I enjoy alcohol in moderation. I like a nice red wine with dinner but would just as soon have a glass of milk. I enjoy having a couple drinks with friends but am just as likely to volunteer to be the DD. I can take it or leave it - it's not really an issue. I think we all have train wrecks in our lives to whom no matter how hard we try to help them, all we can do is be there when they crash to help pick up the pieces.
     
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    I have such an unbelievable sense of pride in this country and the relationships we have with other countries. Thanks for sharing - I am proud to be a part of such excellent relations and have no doubt that the favour will be returned. I hope the fires didn't cause any casualties or damage.
     
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    Nice of you to express your sincere appreciation.

    They can use you guys in B.C. now, as they've been dealing with Mother Nature's Revenge for a couple of months, and there are daily messes to clean up.
     
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    Exactly! Relief I'm sure is always welcome. When people hear of forest or bush fires I don't think they realize the incredible physical strain it causes or the exhaustion to the men and women. BC has had unbelievable chaos weather wise for months now - hopefully they'll get the necessary rain in the summer to help diffuse some of the wildfires.
     
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    So far, one death. They are largely in inaccessible mountainous National Park. Two million acres have been burned, but the fear is that with the heat and north winds they might go through to the sea, taking communities with them.
    Thanks for thoughts.
     
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    I'll keep my eyes open for news. I hope they can get in under control - there is still the bulk of the season to work through. All the best to you - hopefully you're not in the danger zone.
     
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    Not personally - can just go to the beach - but family might be.
     
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    Please keep us posted - I hope all works well for your family. So much depends at this point on the winds. I do hope Canada continues to help as much as possible. :)
     
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    haheeeey , where are you from man ?!!
     
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    Walks in, finds stool on end and heaves very heavy sigh.......
    A glass of beaujolais please...I've had a tough day. Poor Carlos went 3 sets today, 2 of them tie breaks...he just barely won....my poor nerves....
    Worst of all, believe he's to play Baggy in the quarters. Sani will be in for ouzo and I'll be in for whatever...we'll watch the match together...you will televize the match for us won't you CC?
    Ah, can they both win?
     
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    If only they could. Yes, of course it'll be televised on our giant plasma telly with TTC (as I can't get it here). Here's your Beaujolais to help you unwind and prep for the big match. :)
     
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    LMAO, I can't believe after 2 days the spider monkey is still pissed! CC, make it a Johnny, this might be a long night again at TW.

    By the way, saw your pic, very yummy!!
     
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    Oh Drak, now you've gone and made me blush. ;) Comin' right up!! I need to step out for a bit but will check in with you later.
     
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    yes. i think it's the smile. :D
     
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    LOVE Sliding Doors!
     
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    amen to that sister!
     
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    Bonsoir Bistro denizens. I am going to do an exercise video, shower, have some dinner, but I'll be back in a while. Someone make sure that bottle of Gewurtztraminer I picked up last week is chilled (not in the freezer please) and I'll crack it open when I return. Danke.
     
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    Hey, gang, is the kitchen still open? Just got back from some tennis, and I'm ready for dinner. Not bar food. This is a bistro, right? Maybe an onion/tomato spinach salad and a salmon sandwich with two waters and a black&tan, please. Got an NBA game on the TV, maybe a Hopman Cup re-run on the Tennis Channel?

    Okay, wow. What has been going on here? (the dork who just stumbled in)

    Just sayin' hi....I'm sure I could read the past few days of posts, and I started to, but, hmmm, I need some Cliff Notes.
     
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    Slice, no need - just jump on in. Glad to see you in the pub!! :)
     
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    CC, I see you are still tossing bananas with that spider monkey. You are too funny. :) LOL

    PS: All the times I have been in here I did not realize there was food. Coudl I have a Banana Split. LOL
     
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    Of course you can Drakkie - anything for you! Ahh, the amusement has no end. Love the sig, BTW!! lol.
     
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    I just bought pomegranate juice, yummmm, and best of all is that I'm the only one I know that likes this stuff. So I don't have to worry about buying a whole bunch and putting them in my fridge, and then find out my friends drink them all!
     
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    Pomegranates are my favourite fruit and I just love the juice - here I thought I was the only one. Too bad you can't freeze the seeds as they are in season for such a ridiculously short time.

    Fee, are you just about finished your workout? Your bottle is well-chilled and waiting for you. Here's a thought for the day. Last night my cat had an intense nightmare. He was almost in a full body seizure he was shaking so much and it was difficult waking him up. Normally he comes out of a bad dream quite upset and in instant attack mode, but last night he was stuck to my side and very cuddly. Nothing to do with anything really, but it just got me to thinking about animal's dreams and the fact that I know nothing about the topic.
     
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    I do not think I have ever had a Pomegranate, or its juice. Is there another fruit anyone could equate it to?
     
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    Pomegranates are pretty much one of a kind. They are quite tart, so the closest thing I could equate it to would be chokecherries maybe? The seeds can be a tad messy so I deseed it and then eat the seeds out of a bowl with a spoon to avoid the time and mess involved. They are excellent though - I recommend you try one next time you see them in the stores. :-D
     
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    Good night everyone. Have a great one!
     
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    Good night Drak. Sweet dreams my little booger-tossin' Yoda. :)
     

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