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Randomness XII: Eighteen! Purple! Squirrels!

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*staggers into Randomness thread*

 

What day is it? What year is it?!

 

WHO AM I?!?!?!

 

*panics out of the thread*

 

Huzzah!

--OneBoot :D

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8 minutes ago, OneBoot said:

*staggers into Randomness thread*

 

What day is it? What year is it?!

 

WHO AM I?!?!?!

 

*panics out of the thread*

 

Huzzah!

--OneBoot :D


Hodie Mercurii. Ab urbe condita MMDCCLXX.

 
Es UnaTaburnus.
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1 hour ago, Arc 724 said:

GOOD MORNING ALL!

 

Left overs from the hurricane are sweeping through AL yesterday and last night. It made this morning a misty wonderland. I live in the hill side part of town so there are many trees and deep-forest-est spots. All in all it brought forth to my memory the Kokiri forest from Legends of Zelda Ocarina of time.

 

Sweeping mist flowing through the hill sides. The fresh smell of damp tree's breathing in the white shadows of the morning.

 

Ahh, it brought me back to my fondness for that video game and the atmosphere they created. :) 

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Wheres your pictures of this morning though! I wanna see those!

 

 

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Also clearly I made poor choices when I attempted to fulfill my second degrees language requirements with Italian and Mandarin. I clearly should have studied Latin especially with the number of ancient history classes I took. (because thy counted as art history and were much more palatable to me at the one than memorizing the details of a billion different paintings all of which were angels. (Or other religious themes)) 

 

(slight over simplification, my first degree had no language requirement but I took a semester of Italian anyways because I was contemplating studying painting and sculpture for a semester in Italy. (Which I did not pursue eventhiugh it would have been awesome.)  and studied the Mandarian with the idea I should try to stretch myself and find a niche. When now, I do realize I should have just firmed up my horrible Spanish.)

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I took 5 years of Latin through Middle School and High school. *cough*mumble*cough* years later, about all that is left is the ability to scan Dactylic Hexameter, and a few lines of memorized poetry.

 

*sigh*

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16 minutes ago, Thes Hunter said:

 

Wheres your pictures of this morning though! I wanna see those!

 

 

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Also clearly I made poor choices when I attempted to fulfill my second degrees language requirements with Italian and Mandarin. I clearly should have studied Latin especially with the number of ancient history classes I took. (because thy counted as art history and were much more palatable to me at the one than memorizing the details of a billion different paintings all of which were angels. (Or other religious themes)) 

 

(slight over simplification, my first degree had no language requirement but I took a semester of Italian anyways because I was contemplating studying painting and sculpture for a semester in Italy. (Which I did not pursue eventhiugh it would have been awesome.)  and studied the Mandarian with the idea I should try to stretch myself and find a niche. When now, I do realize I should have just firmed up my horrible Spanish.)

 

 

I should have taken some but I was caught up in it all... and driving... and could not. Forgive me my friend. I have failed thee. :down: 

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*swoops in picks up villagers swoops back out*

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2 hours ago, Argentee said:

What idiot decided Palamino was a good color for a unicorn?

 

Oh yes... me...

 

*sigh* It's more fun when I have players to blame bad decisions on.

 

Painting horses is hard.  They have such defined musculature but their coats are completely different from human flesh.  I'm still working on my dapple grey.  <sigh>

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3 minutes ago, LittleBluberry said:

 

Painting horses is hard.  They have such defined musculature but their coats are completely different from human flesh.  I'm still working on my dapple grey.  <sigh>

 

Some years ago I went down a long path of horse color genetics, pigment distribution in horse hair, rare horse colors (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equine_coat_color is a pretty good starting place), markings including muzzle and hoof colors, ....

 

It's a real maze.

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I'm awake...

 

Ugh it's early. It's NOON!

 

Woke up to the ringing of a phone interview for a position in Texas that I am not qualified for <_<

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Its amazing. I need to fill out 2 different forms send 3 emails, and make notes on two different calendars every time I take vacation at work, and they still don't know if I'm out.

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Yeah, we have some of that kind of Pushmi-Pullyu syndrome here too...

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Final two days are up in my 30 days of Bones Show off.  Palamino Unicorn included.  

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3 hours ago, Doug Sundseth said:

I'm afraid I'd be looking for the Balrog and trying to get off the crumbling bridge at that point.

 

This just made one of my favourite movie watching moments pop into my head. The wife and I were watching LOTR dubbed into russian. By this time I was fairly competent and understanding it. Gandalf gets snagged by the balrog's whip and says "begeetye galoopsy" (bad transliteration from russian Бегите галупсы).  We look at each other and ask what did he say? Rewind and listen again. Why is he telling the cabbage rolls to run away. Finally my wife the native russian speaker realises he's saying glooptsy (глупцы) which is a less used word for fools. To this day whenever I see something scary I want to say "run away you cabbage rolls".

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13 minutes ago, Zink said:

 

This just made one of my favourite movie watching moments pop into my head. The wife and I were watching LOTR dubbed into russian. By this time I was fairly competent and understanding it. Gandalf gets snagged by the balrog's whip and says "begeetye galoopsy" (bad transliteration from russian Бегите галупсы).  We look at each other and ask what did he say? Rewind and listen again. Why is he telling the cabbage rolls to run away. Finally my wife the native russian speaker realises he's saying glooptsy (глупцы) which is a less used word for fools. To this day whenever I see something scary I want to say "run away you cabbage rolls".

Sage advice for anyone.

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Peeks into Randomness thread after being absent for a couple weeks...  Wow this thing grows fast when you're not looking! 

Dashes off to write an exam that should allow him to keep his current, temporary job.  Ah, the HR foibles of the Gooberment of Canukistan.  No more interneting until the exam is done!

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