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Damn straight! Although you were probably donning that outfit in mockery. :? :wink:

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Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition :wink:


In fact... those who do expect them might have to face the horrors of the comfy chair... :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

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Nathan inspired me to get my camera out, so here I am fooling around with it again. This is part of my back yard. Do you see the humming bird at the hummingbird feeder?

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How about now?

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A little late, but nevertheless, I DID IT! :D

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A little late, but nevertheless, I DID IT! :D

Did what, graduate ? Congrats !!!!

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A little late, but nevertheless, I DID IT! :D

Did what, graduate ? Congrats !!!!


A little late posting the pictures

But I graduated. Now I am starting Graduate School and should be done by Winter of 2009 with course work, but Spring of 2010 with my Master's Exam.

These two years will be fun :roll:

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Congratulations Juufa! What are you studying in grad school?

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Congratulations Juufa! What are you studying in grad school?


Thank you...Masters of American and English Literature. I wish Marquette University had Masters of English Linguistics, but there is no such degree. The Master's Exam tests three areas: English Literature to 1600, English Literature from 1601 to Present, and American Literature. The test requires me to select two out of the three areas and within each area I have to write certain types of argumentative essays (a total of 7 hours!)...blah blah blah

It all equals a piece of paper and a handshake :?

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Hi Julius,

Congratulations!!!! You look so happy. Thanks for showing these pics to us.

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Congratulations!!!! You look so happy. Thanks for showing these pics to us.


That was my "special face" :D

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Dear Italians (or fluent Italian speakers) (or Latin experts),


Could anyone please translate this:

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Sorry, can't help you. Looks Latin to me. Where is it taken?

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See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Girolamo_Savonarola for the gruesome details of Savonarola's trial and execution, which is what this plaque commemorates. This should enable you to come up with the transalation, if you still need one.

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See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Girolamo_Savonarola for the gruesome details of Savonarola's trial and execution, which is what this plaque commemorates. This should enable you to come up with the transalation, if you still need one.



Thank you Mr. Techneut.

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I happened to know about this as the story is decribed in Mario Puzo's novel The Family, a riveting chronicle of the life of the Borgia pope Alexander VI.

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it's unfortunate that the papacy has been tarnished by greedy families and their feuds and power struggles. I can see why Dante placed some popes in hell. :lol:

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You have to realize that in those days popes had as much power as many a king or emperor, including their own operational armies. They were probably no better or worse than the average feudal ruler - though they should have been way above that of course. Anyway the current popes have lavishly apologized for all that, so it's ok now :wink:

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Anyway the current popes have lavishly apologized for all that, so it's ok now :wink:


I'm afraid you missed the latest news: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galileo_affair (go to "Modern church views" paragraph). Juufa, Dante Alighieri would still have much work to do, these days.

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alf wrote:
I'm afraid you missed the latest news: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galileo_affair (go to "Modern church views" paragraph). Juufa, Dante Alighieri would still have much work to do, these days.

Ha, not so much news here. It was clear from the start that Ratzinger is not on a par with his predecessor, and may take the catholic church back to a more conservative age.

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Lost at Birth? Ponder this one for a while:

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Wow - the resemblance is uncanny. That's funny!

(I've never seen a "young" Rubinstein before)

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You guys are all so "normal" looking with your families and whatnot...

This is me...

EDIT: I'll make new ones today.

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Mixah - can you please put up much, much, much smaller photos? These two here are gigantic and are really screwing up my screen. Take these two off, shrink them so we don't have to scroll, and then re-attach them. Thanks.

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Mild snowshoe hiking on New Year's Day. Photo taken in mid-afternoon.

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That's beautiful, Alfonso. Maybe next time you can take a picture with you on the snowshoes.

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this is me

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http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak- ... 1_3117.jpg

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That's beautiful, Alfonso. Maybe next time you can take a picture with you on the snowshoes.


Where is Nathan Coleman because that line is set-up for a perfect innuendo :lol:

Anyways, I am searching for a job and this caught my attention:

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That's beautiful, Alfonso. Maybe next time you can take a picture with you on the snowshoes.


I had my snowshoes on when I took the picture, Monica. :P

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Where is Nathan Coleman because that line is set-up for a perfect innuendo :lol:


Yes, I too miss Nathan.

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Oh, you guys... :lol: (but I don't really get it :oops:)

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I had my snowshoes on when I took the picture, Monica.


haha - very funny! Well next time point the camera at yourself. I've never seen someone I sort of know wearing snowshoes.

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I had my snowshoes on when I took the picture, Monica.


haha - very funny! Well next time point the camera at yourself. I've never seen someone I sort of know wearing snowshoes.


OK. :lol:

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Oh, I love that! Hi Alfonso! :D :D :D

(the scenery is not bad, either :wink: :lol: )

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Quirky. I like it. :wink:

Alf, I'm jealous of your snow.

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Oh, I love that! Hi Alfonso! :D :D :D

(the scenery is not bad, either :wink: :lol: )


I'm sure you won't believe me but I was holding the sheet at groin level because I had my trousers zip stuck open! :oops: :oops: :oops:

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Alf, I'm jealous of your snow.


Ready to shovel it? :P

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that's it? Looks like a light covering of white powder to me, Cocobill. There is a snow drift down the street that a tractor had to plow out and it engulfs the "danger: drifting snow" sign... :lol:

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Ok, Alfonso. I have this on my facebook page, but since I am such an angel I will personally give it to you. It's my best and most recent photo of myself.

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I'm sure you won't believe me but I was holding the sheet at groin level because I had my trousers zip stuck open!


Haha - Then I guess the deer and mountain goats got a good show! :wink: And what is that thing right in the middle of your chest?



Hey, Julius - we can just about match you this year!

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cute snow angel...I can post a picture of my name written in the snow :wink: :lol: :lol:

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Haha - Then I guess the deer and mountain goats got a good show!


Luckily, there was nobody around, just Monica, but after 20 years together she gets easily bored... :P


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And what is that thing right in the middle of your chest?


My photocamera.

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that's it? Looks like a light covering of white powder to me, Cocobill. There is a snow drift down the street that a tractor had to plow out and it engulfs the "danger: drifting snow" sign... :lol:


That is the hamlet where we left the car in the morning before going to snowshoe. It is hard, frozen snow which a man tried half-successfully to remove with a snowplow device.

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Luckily, there was nobody around, just Monica, but after 20 years together she gets easily bored... :P


I know the feeling. :wink: :lol:

So Alfonso, do you live near this area. Do you see mountains from your home?

I just learned the other day that there is a place near me that rents snowshoes for snowshoeing in the woods. We have some hills, but no mountains so it won't be as vigorous an exercise as you probably get, but I'm sure I'll burn a good amount of calories. I am going to try it one of these days.

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So Alfonso, do you live near this area. Do you see mountains from your home?


Yes, I do. The nearest are about half an hour drive from my home.

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but I'm sure I'll burn a good amount of calories.


Your snow angel decidedly should! :P :lol:

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but I'm sure I'll burn a good amount of calories.


Your snow angel decidedly should! :P :lol:


OMG, my snow angel is fat? :shock: :x Then I challenge you to a snow angel contest. And you must do it in the buff, so we can truly see shapes. :lol: (here's a tip - better do it when it's dark outside)

brrr....

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but I'm sure I'll burn a good amount of calories.


Your snow angel decidedly should! :P :lol:


OMG, my snow angel is fat? :shock: :x Then I challenge you to a snow angel contest. And you must do it in the buff, so we can truly see shapes. :lol: (here's a tip - better do it when it's dark outside)

brrr....


In the buff!? You want me to get arrested or something? Anyway in snow angel contests women usually lose since buns and hips are deadly evident compared to bellies. :lol:

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alf wrote:
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but I'm sure I'll burn a good amount of calories.


Your snow angel decidedly should! :P :lol:


OMG, my snow angel is fat? :shock: :x Then I challenge you to a snow angel contest. And you must do it in the buff, so we can truly see shapes. :lol: (here's a tip - better do it when it's dark outside)

brrr....


In the buff!? You want me to get arrested or something? Anyway in snow angel contests women usually lose since buns and hips are deadly evident compared to bellies. :lol:


That's why I said to do it in the dark. And here is a solution to the buns/hips/belly issue. I will make my snow angel on my back, but you should turn over and do it on your front side. Then we can see how deep the cavity of your belly area actually is. :lol:

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....wow, where is Nathan when this provacative conversation is at its peak :!: :?: He'd have a field-day with this one.

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To get this thread back on topic, and in the spirit of juufa's artistic self portraits, I thought I'd post an equally vague and artistic self portrait of... myself!

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I am quite honored to be mentioned next to "artistic self-portraits"...but I believe, sir, that you have one-up'ed me. Dare I say this is a duel?; a challenge? :wink:

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Ah, I would accept, but I am without a camera at the moment... (I took that one a little over a year ago)

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After the concert, my girlfriend and I went to have Evgeny Kissin autograph a CD I had purchased. I first have to say that I don’t talk well when face to face with someone I don’t really know. And if it is someone famous, then forget it - I can barely string two words together. So we get to the front of the line and it’s my turn to walk up to where he sat and ask him to sign my CD. My girlfriend has my camera (actually my son’s camera) but I got so nervous that as usual I couldn’t talk. Thankfully, my girlfriend blurted out if she could take a picture of me and Evgeny. He graciously said yes, and the next thing I knew I was standing next to him. My friend starts snapping pictures, but we were not sure if the camera was working, and I can see that we were holding up the line. So I nervously asked her to give the camera to me and then started fumbling around with it, pushing every button, etc. But because of nerves, and the fact that I was shaking, I really didn’t know what I was doing and so I gave the camera to Kissin and asked him if he knew how to work it. He was pretty bewildered by then and just sort of looked back and forth between me and the camera. I started laughing and took the camera back and gave it to my friend, who did manage to get some photos after all.

Kissin was very patient through all that, smiling and talking softly to me, although I couldn’t understand most of what he was saying, probably because I was just too nervous. Anyway – I was completely star-struck, but I’m glad I got his autograph and the photos.


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pianolady wrote:
After the concert, my girlfriend and I went to have Evgeny Kissin autograph a CD I had purchased.


Which one? The Chopin CD recorded at the Verbier Festival?

The last autograph I got was a month ago in Vercelli from pianist Richard Hyung-Ki Joo of Igudesman & Joo duo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pI-PloJWbSk).

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