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  1. Mike Bulgakov

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    Was this because of the girl in your class? I hope you had a good time on the Carlsberg tour and in Copenhagen.

    Hopefully, your racquet isn't a Fischer VT Pro 98,
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    or any other of my favorite discontinued racquets, like the Fischer Pro Classic 98, Head PT630, or Völkl C-7 Pro.

    Marat approves of your method of anger management, but he doesn't have to pay for his racquets.
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    17 Olympic champions and (can't recall) about 30 or 40 medalists participating in Birmingham, England today (Sunday) at the Diamond League.

    Merritt wants to break the 110m Hurdles WR.
     
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    I went all the way to Flushing on Wednesday and Berankis is looking good with his slightly longer hair. I hope he wins the whole thing or at least plays the final against Nadal.
     
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    It's her again. I feel like I'm just air... Carlsberg was nice though, with Carl's Special being my new favorite beer.
     
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    Josie Maran was born in Menlo Park and grew up in the area.
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    Putting Denmark Back in the Danish

    We are wondering just what the definition of Danish is. You know, you want a coffee and some "Danish." Is it the type of dough that is used, or must there be some sort of compote or gooey stuff on top of any dough to be considered Danish?

    In Britain and the United States, we eat Danish. In Denmark and northern Germany, the pastry in question is called Wienerbrød (Vienna bread). In Vienna, they sell pastries called Kopenhagener, named after Denmark's capital city. But the geographic challenge is not nearly as confused as the pastry.

    True Danish is made from a yeast-leavened, butter-laminated dough (like a croissant dough, only with more sugar), that forms a light and crisp pastry. The most traditional filling is a sugar-butter-almond paste called remonce. Other toppings and fillings include pastry cream, jams, other nut pastes, and other sugar-butter-flavoring combinations. There are also often dried fruits and candied peel in the filling and the pastries are also often iced, glazed, and/or sprinkled with nuts.

    There are traditional shapes for the filled Danish pastry -- the spandauer, where the corners of a square are folded to the center, with a little filling peeking out of the cracks; the three-corner, folded into a triangle; the packet, where the four corners are pulled together and twisted into a topknot; a pinwheel, where a slash is cut from each corner toward the middle, and then every other pastry point is folded to overlap in the center; and a comb or kammar, where the pastry is rolled into a strip and nicked in horizontal stripes with a knife to make teeth. The pretzel-shaped kringler is not filled.

    Because Danish bakers take their Danish pastries so seriously, they may bake two or three times a day to ensure that the pastries are fresh, light, and crispy. The Kopenhagener in Vienna is a heavier, sticky pastry, and the Danish in this country can be almost anything (and often not particularly special). But unless there is a light, crisp, layered pastry, you are not eating a Danish.
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    Marloes Horst likes to surf. Here are some photos of her not surfing.

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    Surfer Rosa Rack ;) loves surfing too.
     
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    Supergrass:

    One of Britain's most controversial informants, working inside a loyalist terror group, has appeared in court on Tuesday at the opening of a so-called "supergrass" trial.

    Mark Haddock stood in the dock at Belfast's Laganside court, flanked by prison officers at the start of the trial which is expected to last 14 weeks.

    The one-time police informer for RUC's Special Branch will be placed in protective custody in prison for the duration of the case. It is alleged that while working for Special Branch, Haddock was committing crimes up to and including murder.

    He apeared along with 13 other men accused of murder, intimidation and membership of the illegal Ulster Volunteer Force.

    Haddock spoke to confirm his name at the opening of the non-jury trial. It will focus on the activities of the Mount Vernon UVF, a loyalist gang responsible for up to 11 murders in north Belfast.
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/sep/06/supergrass-terrorist-trial-northern-ireland
     
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    It is said that Natalia Vodianova likes cats.
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    Bet you'd like to dog her cat

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    Mike, that wolf in sheep's clothing, will monkey with that little lamb, Natalia :)
     
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    Daniel Komen, the only man to run 2 miles in under 8 minutes (2 back-to-back 4 minute miles) in 7:58. He did this 2 times.

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    Natalia Vodianova ran 2 miles in under 8 minutes (2 back-to-back sub-4-minute miles) in 7:57. She did this 3 times.
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    Diamond League - Brussels - WR in hurdles

    The American Aries Merritt, who seemed to be on a row of consistent 12.92s and 12.93s in the past weeks set the evening alight by knocking off a serious margin of the world record: he ran an astonishing 12.80, a fabulous world record added to the crown of the Memorial. Merritt also earned the Diamond league. Another American Jason Richardson claimed second in 13.05, the Jamaican Hansle Parchment third in 13.14.

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    In the 800m Francine Nyonsaba was a surprise winner in 1:56.59, a national record for Burundi. She beat the Kenyan Pamela Jelimo, 1:57.24, who still won the Diamond league, and the Russian Mariya Savinova, 1:59.05.

    With the appearance of Usain Bolt, the crowds went really wild again. He claimed the 100m in 9.86 and takes the Diamond home to Jamaica. Two other Jamaicans, Nesta Carter (9.96) and Kernar Bailey Cole (9.97) completed the top three. In the subsequent 200m there was no stopping Yohan Blake, who won the event in 19.54, ahead of his compatriot Jason Young in 19.92 and the French Christophe Lemaitre in 20.17.

    http://sport.be.msn.com/belgacommemorialvandamme/2012/eng/video/index.html?Article_ID=605963
     
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    Borstch (or however it's spelled)... Something I've never tasted.

    I miss NSK.
     
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    I get headaches due to loud sounds, esp little kids screaming. Does anyone know if this condition has a name, so i can search for some remedies.

    My nephew visited on Monday, and gave me a splitting headache. I had to watch the entire USO final with a headache and an icepack on head (did not help) from 2 AM to 7 AM.

    Bright lights and loud sounds trigger off these headaches and this has been since childhood.
     
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    If you like beetroots, you might want to give borscht a try.

    One possibility is a migraine headache.

    Migraine headache triggers

    Whatever the exact mechanism of the headaches, a number of things may trigger them. Common migraine triggers include:

    Stress
    Stress at work or home can instigate migraines.

    Sensory stimuli
    Bright lights and sun glare can induce migraines, as can loud sounds. Unusual smells — including pleasant scents, such as perfume, and unpleasant odors, such as paint thinner and secondhand smoke — can also trigger migraines.
    http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/migraine-headache/DS00120/DSECTION=causes
     
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    This is called Mr. Wilson's Syndrome. The best cure is to avoid living near pesky young people with blond hair and freckles. Move very far away if said child answers to the name "Dennis"!
     
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    You are right, paint fumes, sun glare, loud sounds etc all trigger this thing, and its since childhood. If i talk loudly also it gets triggered.

    Will check up more on this.

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    Thanks for the name, "Mr Wilson's Syndrome", luckily no kids around. We did once refer to the nephew as Dennis the Me*ace behind his back.
     
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    ^^^I get migraine symptoms when quick-witted, happy-fingered TTG's bump me on "the music game" thread...it goes away as soon as I repoast...no pills required!
     
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    I remember listening to some stuff from "Yes" as a kid that was instrumental. Do you recall anything, Tom? Whatever i found on YT (looked a few years back) were songs/vocal stuff.

    edit: I am listening to Starship Trooper but this isn't it. I recall a lot of guitaring and it did have a spacy kind of feel to it. But this song has too much singing in it.
     
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    "Mood For A Day" on "Fragile" is a Steve Howe guitar instrumental. Hope that is the one!
     
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    I am hearing that now. It was more of an electic or electronic guitar. Sharp, twangy, metallic sounds. (i just hope i don't have the band wrong). Were there any albums named "Yes - I" and "Yes - II" (numbers one and two, the discography on Wiki does not list such names). I've heard a bunch of stuff on YT and none of it is what i remember.
     
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    Senti, you got me...from the early 70's, electric guitar instrumental artists ranged from Jeff Beck, The Allman Brothers Band, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Santana, Focus, Yes, Jimi Hendrix...good luck! Yes never numbered their albums...maybe you're thinking of Chicago's Terry Kath...he had an acid rock feel to his guitar work on their first albums, which are numbered Roman style from Chicago II on...the first was called Chicago Transit Authority before they were ordered to cease and desist from using that name by the City of Chicago and their lawyers.
     
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    Never heard of any of these other than Santana which I've heard a lot.

    I've heard all the Yes's on YT last night and it's none of them. Just can't think of another band name. Forget it. I think if i do finally find it, it just won't be as enjoyable as i think it was.

    Yesterday, I heard Rick Wakeman's Journey to the Center of the Earth which i used to like as a kid. Somehow, I felt nothing while hearing it again. It seemed childish.
     
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    ^ Such long names !!!!
     
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    Just read this. Haven't ever used FB so don't know.

    Is Facebook going down ?

    Using Facebook is becoming more and more of a chore, and it almost feels like the company is trying to make it worse at this point. Honestly, I'm not sure I know anyone who actually loves using Facebook; most people admit that it sucks but say that's where their friends are so they deal with it.


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    Highest calorie item at MacDonalds ... not a burger.

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    Why anyone would even consider taking the Copenhagen-Malmö route into Sweden is such a preposterous thought. You'd save tons of money by taking the Copenhagen-Helsingør-Helsingborg route. Sure, it'll be about an hour longer on average but then just set off an hour earlier.
     
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    The Australian Open was played twice in 1977, in January and December
     
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    You need to be sober to do that. :)
     
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    The dog I had looked after last year when he was run over (as a pup) and then had parvo-virus, has been missing for 5 days.

    Prior to that he was badly bitten all over and had not eaten for a couple weeks. This is the mating season, and he had disappeared once. I finally located him in a neighbouring block where there were a bunch of females. After that he would come to my house every morning, I'd feed him lots of bread and milk, and then he'd vanish for the rest of the day.

    And then five days back he vanished. Every day I was looking for him morning and evening but he was nowhere to be found. I finally gave up on him thinking he was dead.

    Today, i once again searched for several miles just in case someone had dropped him a mile away or he'd followed some female away. No luck.

    This afternoon I step out and there he is at my door, he whined a bit. I could smell medicine. As I fed him, I could see that wherever he had bites the hair was cropped and there was medicine. Later, I thought I'd just check and yes, one ear had been clipped which is what they do here when they neuter a stray dog. I could not upturn him to check for an incision, but under his tail there was a vertical cut. Since he has been away for five days, obviously he was in a hospital undergoing the neutering.

    I am so relieved. I had given him up dead last night. I was wondering how to deal with it.

    Here's an old pic of him with his two little sisters. He will be 2 years old in November, while they turn one in November.
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    The two little ones are the absolute biggest joys of my life.

    Here's a front pic of him eating, several months back.

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    ^^^
    Sentinel, that dog has been through a lot. It is nice of you to look after these dogs.

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    I took this route quite a few times from Copenhagen to Lund and back.

    I really enjoy travelling by boat between Sweden and Denmark, which I have done recently, and in the Baltic realms in general. This is also a nice route:
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    ^ I would not wanna sleep with the middle two rabbits.
     
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    Senti, if your pal did get neutered he might stray from home a bit less. My two boys are still intact and the older wants to escape and roam every night. Thankfully, he rarely succeeds on his escape mission. I should rename him after the Brit pal of Steve McQueen's character in "The Great Escape". I'll go imDb that now and edit ASAP.
     
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    Steve McQueen: Hilts
    Angus Linnie: Ives

    short names!

    BTW, Senti...some sad news from IMDb visit: Andy Williams, who helped popularize your favorite song, "Moon River", has passed away.
     

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