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Post by Lucy McGough on Sat Jul 26, 2014 8:58 am

Okay, what about Saturday 27th?

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Post by MajorHoy on Sat Jul 26, 2014 3:39 pm

Lucy McGough wrote:Okay, what about Saturday 27th?
Let me correct that:
MajorHoy wrote:Saturday the 26th is Carl Jung's birthday!
(So what if he died in 1961?)


It's also National Dance Day (here in the U.S., though I don't think the government recognizes it).
(I'm not getting a lot of rest or free time these days . . . )

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Post by Lucy McGough on Sat Jul 26, 2014 8:06 pm

Oh dear. Are you busy with your job?

*dances off*

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Post by MajorHoy on Sun Jul 27, 2014 12:33 am

Lucy McGough wrote:Oh dear. Are you busy with your job?

*dances off*
Actually, it's health-related with my mother.

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Post by Mbast1 on Mon Jul 28, 2014 1:10 am

MajorHoy wrote:Actually, it's health-related with my mother.

I have more than enough of those with my family, so I'll just say good luck. I hope you and all of your family get through things well.

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Post by MajorHoy on Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:26 am

Mbast1 wrote:
MajorHoy wrote:Actually, it's health-related with my mother.

I have more than enough of those with my family, so I'll just say good luck. I hope you and all of your family get through things well.
Thanks.

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Post by Lucy McGough on Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:23 am

Yes, good luck mate.

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Post by MajorHoy on Wed Jul 30, 2014 3:13 am

Looks like Wednesday, July 30th is National Cheesecake Day.

That's "cheesecake" as in the food . . . not pictures and drawings of pretty girls.


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Post by tony ingram on Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:45 am

I prefer the pretty girls. I've always liked savoury more than sweet.

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Post by Lucy McGough on Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:56 am

Me too, but I want cheesecake now.

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Post by MajorHoy on Thu Jul 31, 2014 1:01 am

Lucy McGough wrote:Me too, but I want cheesecake now.




and a classic photo:


as for the edible dessert kind served on a plate,

but watch out: the Cheesecake Factory's Reese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake Cheesecake is 1,500 calories per a slice!
(http://healthyliving.msn.com/nutrition/9-worst-calorie-bombs-at-chain-restaurants#9)

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Post by tony ingram on Thu Jul 31, 2014 6:49 am

Fortunately, Im not that keen on peanut butter. I only really like strawberry cheesecake. Of the edible kind, I mean.

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Post by Lucy McGough on Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:55 am

(a) Peanut butter is Neron's work.
(b) Why on Earth is the young lady feeding the squirrels lifting her skirt up like that? Come on, nobody does that.

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Post by tony ingram on Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:01 am

Lucy McGough wrote:(a) Peanut butter is Neron's work.
(b) Why on Earth is the young lady feeding the squirrels lifting her skirt up like that? Come on, nobody does that.
She is fanning her...self.

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Post by Lucy McGough on Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:08 am

Nobody does that! Have all the girls you've ever dated been robots or something???

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Post by tony ingram on Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:09 am

Lucy McGough wrote:Nobody does that! Have all the girls you've ever dated been robots or something???
A robot would have no need to fan herself since she wouldn't get uncomfortably warm.

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Post by Lucy McGough on Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:10 am

Ever been on your computer for a long time?

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Post by MajorHoy on Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:14 pm

Lucy McGough wrote:(a) Peanut butter is Neron's work.
(b) Why on Earth is the young lady feeding the squirrels lifting her skirt up like that? Come on, nobody does that.
Hey, some people feed wild critters "au naturel", but I want long pants on when I feed the raccoons at night. (They sometimes do a little kneading when they're really hungry and I'm slow to get the food to them, but nothing that actually punctures the skin or even the material of my jeans.)

tony ingram wrote:
Lucy McGough wrote:Nobody does that! Have all the girls you've ever dated been robots or something???
A robot would have no need to fan herself since she wouldn't get uncomfortably warm.
How can you tell a male robot from a female robot (unless you build in certain prominent attributes)?

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Post by tony ingram on Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:17 pm

MajorHoy wrote:
Lucy McGough wrote:(a) Peanut butter is Neron's work.
(b) Why on Earth is the young lady feeding the squirrels lifting her skirt up like that? Come on, nobody does that.
Hey, some people feed wild critters "au naturel", but I want long pants on when I feed the raccoons at night. (They sometimes do a little kneading when they're really hungry and I'm slow to get the food to them, but nothing that actually punctures the skin or even the material of my jeans.)

tony ingram wrote:
Lucy McGough wrote:Nobody does that! Have all the girls you've ever dated been robots or something???
A robot would have no need to fan herself since she wouldn't get uncomfortably warm.
How can you tell a male robot from a female robot (unless you build in certain prominent attributes)?
See what kind of socket it's got?

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Post by MajorHoy on Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:22 pm

Oh, and July 31st this year is:
•Cotton Candy Day
•Jump for Jelly Beans Day
among others.

http://www.holidays-and-observances.com/july-holidays.html

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Post by MajorHoy on Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:23 pm

tony ingram wrote:See what kind of socket it's got?

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Post by Lucy McGough on Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:17 pm

MajorHoy wrote:I want long pants on when I feed the raccoons at night. (They sometimes do a little kneading when they're really hungry and I'm slow to get the food to them, but nothing that actually punctures the skin or even the material of my jeans.)
Pics! Very Happy


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Post by MajorHoy on Fri Aug 01, 2014 3:22 am

August 1st is Pie Day in Braham, Minnesota. (Who knew?)

And August 1st is also International Beer Day!

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Post by Lucy McGough on Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:16 am

I don't like beer.

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Post by tony ingram on Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:52 am

Lucy McGough wrote:I don't like beer.
I'll have yours, then.

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Post by Lucy McGough on Fri Aug 01, 2014 2:25 pm

As it turned out, I celebrated it by having a ginger beer.

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Post by karatattoo on Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:31 pm

August 13th is International Left-Handers Day.

Support your right to be left-handed!!!

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Post by MajorHoy on Sat Aug 02, 2014 1:11 am

karatattoo wrote:August 13th is International Left-Handers Day.

Support your right to be left-handed!!!
What about right-handers who predominantly use their left hand?  Question 

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Post by karatattoo on Sat Aug 02, 2014 2:39 am

MajorHoy wrote:
karatattoo wrote:August 13th is International Left-Handers Day.

Support your right to be left-handed!!!
What about right-handers who predominantly use their left hand?  Question 

Then they aren't true right-handers. Why would someone who predominantly uses her/his left hand be considered to be right-handed?

Technically, that person would be cross-dominant.

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Post by MajorHoy on Sat Aug 02, 2014 3:03 am

karatattoo wrote:
MajorHoy wrote:
karatattoo wrote:August 13th is International Left-Handers Day.

Support your right to be left-handed!!!
What about right-handers who predominantly use their left hand?  Question 

Then they aren't true right-handers. Why would someone who predominantly uses her/his left hand be considered to be right-handed?

Technically, that person would be cross-dominant.
Or, in my case, a victim of a stroke.

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Post by karatattoo on Sat Aug 02, 2014 4:31 am

In all fairness Major, you didn't stipulate someone who had suffered a stroke, as I know you have, or people who have been physically injured, such as former Senator Bob Dole.

Your earlier post was taken as a general question.

I'm sorry if I misunderstood the intent of your query.

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Post by MajorHoy on Mon Aug 04, 2014 1:51 am

karatattoo wrote:In all fairness Major, you didn't stipulate someone who had suffered a stroke, as I know you have, or people who have been physically injured, such as former Senator Bob Dole.

Your earlier post was taken as a general question.

I'm sorry if I misunderstood the intent of your query.
Oh, it's not a problem . . . I still identify myself as a righty, but I tend to use my left more (like for driving a car and typing my responses). But I still write / sign with my right hand.

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Post by MajorHoy on Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:34 am

Tuesday, August 5th is Relaxation Day.

It's also Loni Anderson's birthday.


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Post by Mbast1 on Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:37 pm

MajorHoy wrote:Tuesday, August 15th is Relaxation Day.

It's also Loni Anderson's birthday.

Those two things do NOT go together.

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Post by MajorHoy on Thu Aug 07, 2014 2:41 am

Here in the U.S.A., August 7th is National Lighthouse Day as well as Purple Heart Day.

It's also Particularly Preposterous Packaging Day.

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Post by Lucy McGough on Fri Aug 08, 2014 10:07 pm

Today it's 'Lucy has to unpack and her bedroom is a tip' day.

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Post by MajorHoy on Sat Aug 09, 2014 12:48 am

Lucy McGough wrote:Today it's 'Lucy has to unpack and her bedroom is a tip' day.
How many countries is that observed in?

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Post by tony ingram on Sat Aug 09, 2014 7:04 am

MajorHoy wrote:
Lucy McGough wrote:Today it's 'Lucy has to unpack and her bedroom is a tip' day.
How many countries is that observed in?
You mean America doesn't observe it? That's scandalous! Shocked 

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Post by Lucy McGough on Sat Aug 09, 2014 11:01 am

Yeah, over here we had public fireworks and a hog roast!

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Post by MajorHoy on Sat Aug 09, 2014 2:12 pm

Lucy McGough wrote:Yeah, over here we had public fireworks and a hog roast!
As incentive to unpack or to celebrate that the thing is finished?

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Post by Lucy McGough on Sat Aug 09, 2014 3:28 pm

Both Smile

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Post by MajorHoy on Sun Aug 10, 2014 12:26 am

Lucy McGough wrote:Nobody does that! Have all the girls you've ever dated been robots or something???

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Post by tony ingram on Sun Aug 10, 2014 7:14 am

MajorHoy wrote:
Lucy McGough wrote:Nobody does that! Have all the girls you've ever dated been robots or something???
Hey, I know her! Gladys, is that you? Very Happy 

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Post by Lucy McGough on Sun Aug 10, 2014 2:45 pm

He memorises the serial numbers of all his girlfriends. True story.

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Post by MajorHoy on Sun Aug 10, 2014 6:33 pm

Lucy McGough wrote:He memorises the serial numbers of all his girlfriends. True story.
Does he also take them bowling?


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Post by Lucy McGough on Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:44 am

*shrugs* Probably.

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Post by MajorHoy on Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:16 am

August 12th is International Youth Day.

It's also Vinyl Record Day.

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Post by Lucy McGough on Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:17 am

Hooray! I am an international youth Very Happy

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Post by MajorHoy on Tue Aug 12, 2014 2:04 pm

Lucy McGough wrote:Hooray! I am an international youth Very Happy
Really?
noun   (plural youths /juːðz/)
1 [in singular] The period between childhood and adult age
http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us/definition/english/youth
Around the world, the English terms youth, adolescent, teenager, kid, and young person are interchanged, often meaning the same thing, but they are occasionally differentiated. Youth can refer to the entire time of life when one is young, including childhood, but often refers specifically to the time of life that is neither childhood nor adulthood but rather somewhere in between. Youth also identifies a particular mindset of attitude, as in "He is very youthful". For certain uses, such as employment statistics, the term also sometimes refers to individuals from the ages of 14 to 21.

Although linked to biological processes of development and aging, youth is also defined as a social position that reflects the meanings different cultures and societies give to individuals between childhood and adulthood. Scholars argue that age-based definitions have not been consistent across cultures or times and that thus it is more accurate to focus on social processes in the transition to adult independence for defining youth.
"This world demands the qualities of youth: not a time of life but a state of mind, a temper of the will, a quality of imagination, a predominance of courage over timidity, of the appetite for adventure over the life of ease." - Robert Kennedy
Youth is an alternative word for the scientifically-oriented adolescent and the common terms teen and teenager . . .
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Youth#Terminology_and_definitions

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Post by tony ingram on Tue Aug 12, 2014 2:06 pm

I think when one is over 25, one has ceased to be a youth in any meaningful sense of the word.

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