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Re: Daily chit-chat
« Reply #80 on: August 03, 2010, 11:01:57 am »
How was your first day at work, Kris? :)

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Re: Daily chit-chat
« Reply #81 on: August 03, 2010, 04:39:20 pm »
It's busy work. I can't even stop... so all the 8,5 hour I'm running round and round. The salary is not that nice as I expected but at least it's not worse than the last one. It's exactly the same with one or two exceptions - it's "black" job. I mean, no offices know about that and thanks to it the part time jobbers get their hard earned wages every Friday, which I also kinda like :)
But then again, who does.

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Re: Daily chit-chat
« Reply #82 on: August 03, 2010, 09:11:38 pm »
It sounds enough good, that's great. How are the colleagues? :)

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Re: Daily chit-chat
« Reply #83 on: August 04, 2010, 12:12:17 am »
Hey folks,

Miri, I haven't seen the image of Shiva yet. Beautiful!

There is a pretty well-known sculpture of it, and I might order it sooner or later. But for the time being a good friend of mine gave me a statuette of Set for my birthday. :wOOt:

Admittedly I'm not so fond of illicit employment, but for a student... oh well... :whistle: And of course my lips are so very sealed! Most important is that you enjoy the work a little and that it helps you to pay your bills. :)

Cheers!

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Re: Daily chit-chat
« Reply #84 on: August 04, 2010, 11:35:05 am »
Hey folks,

I just bought my first hokkaido for this year. :yeha: Saw them in a shop where I was buying some fruit for my office hours and just couldn't resist... I guess I'll do it simplistic, just with pepper, salt and some oil in the oven. It's from Spain, btw.

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Re: Daily chit-chat
« Reply #85 on: August 04, 2010, 11:39:47 am »
Is that the Halloween kind of pumpkin? Enjoy it, Markus! :)

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Re: Daily chit-chat
« Reply #86 on: August 04, 2010, 11:34:11 pm »
Nah, Lucy,

it's a rather small one, and quite tasty. The peel is so thin that you needn't remove it, it just boils / fries / bakes as soft as the flesh. The flesh itself is of an intense colour and much more aromatic than ordinary pumpkin. Highly recommendable, even if you're not a fan of pumpkins. :)

To me the first hokkaidos count as a sign of the approach of late summer, a season I enjoy very much.

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Re: Daily chit-chat
« Reply #87 on: August 05, 2010, 09:22:44 am »
Approach of late summer... :afaid:

I don't really like pumpkins. But sometimes I bake a long kind of pumpkin in the oven, cut into pieces, very vivid orange coloured, and sweet flesh. I eat two bites, then give all the rest to my family... but I definitely need those two bites. :lol:

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Re: Daily chit-chat
« Reply #88 on: August 09, 2010, 04:35:40 pm »
Hey folks,

that sounds like an interesting recipe, although the effort may a bit too big for just two slices. :wink2: But I guess your main enjoyment is in the enjoyment of your family. :)

I've just donated blood once more. Some of you have done this much more often than me, so it's no big deal for you; but for me it is. This was my second successful donation and my third altogether. They had screwed up no. 2 so that one couldn't be used. (I wanted to make vegetarian blood-sausage from it but they wouldn't let me take it home. :mad3: Umm... not really.) So now I have donated one litre. Next levels are:

- 2 litres (almost one coffee-can at the office)
- 2,5 litres (some more than one office-coffee-can)
- 5 litres (small bucket)
- 7 litres (all I got)
- 10 litres (big bucket)
- 11 litres (Bloodiverse B / World Domination)

Cheers!

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Re: Daily chit-chat
« Reply #89 on: August 10, 2010, 08:27:39 pm »
Yummy!

My dad brought me fresh fruit from our cottage. Among them were some tiny "wild" plums. Well, there are no wild plums really - plums are known only as domestic plants, apparently wild plums are only feral cultured varieties. Whatever, my dad knows how fond I am of new and uncommon fruits and brought me a bowl of small, cherry-sized, sunny-yellow plums from a shrub he had discovered at the fence. :wOOt:

To the biologists: I suppose they belong to a sub-species named "Spilling" in German (Prunus domestica subsp. pomariorum). :lol3:

I could have made a photo of those amazingly yellow spherules for you, but... :unsure: They had a fine scent and tasted fruity and medium sweet. :whistle:

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Re: Daily chit-chat
« Reply #90 on: August 10, 2010, 08:36:27 pm »
Nice stories, Markus! :) I've just eaten a whole fresh ananas, a birthday present. :wOOt: Shares

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Re: Daily chit-chat
« Reply #91 on: August 10, 2010, 08:43:13 pm »
Yummy  ^_^

Thank You x)
But then again, who does.

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Re: Daily chit-chat
« Reply #92 on: August 10, 2010, 08:50:48 pm »
Yummy! More fruit! :yeha:

Lucy, if you still have the green top of the ananas and if you haven't cut across it you can pot it if you want to. Leave all the leaves on and remove the flesh and peel so that only the woody stem in the middle remains. Put that into soil, keep moist and watch it grow. Or look here - a site where I've just learned how I could force my plant to bloom. :ninja:

Well, somehow these plums brought to my mind very directly how much we depend on nature and how richly we are gifted, actually. Mostly I get my fruit from the supermarket, but this one has some history at a place I love... Its ancestors must have been grown in gardens nearby or by farmers between the fields decades ago, perhaps even centuries. Then some birdie must have, umm..., planted the seed in our garden where it grew undisturbed for years. This spring it must have opened snow-white scented blossoms which fed bees and bumblebees. The fruit ripened until they were yellow enough for my dad to discover them. Wow!  :lol3:

Cheers and nighty night!

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Re: Daily chit-chat
« Reply #93 on: August 10, 2010, 09:02:03 pm »
P.S.: To make a long story short: It's many years of tiny, unimportant history cumulating in a moment of joy. That's it! That's its poetry. That's why I'm so enthusiastic about a small bowl of fruit. :)

Now I'm really off. Nighty night and cheers!

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Re: Daily chit-chat
« Reply #94 on: August 10, 2010, 09:06:32 pm »
It seems dry to me, but anyway, I'll give it a try. :)

Thank you, Markus, you've made something clear to me. I've just had a long talk with mom about life, that... well... that it's hard and it doesn't bring what we expect. We also talked about these moments of joy, short but intense, that need looong boring or even painful stages of personal history. I'm not that giving-up kind, but sometimes I feel lost and stuck. But her and your words make me once again, again, give it a try. Thank you and good night! :)

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Re: Daily chit-chat
« Reply #95 on: August 12, 2010, 06:13:12 pm »
Oh I am so tired... my new job is very physically exhausting. Every day I come home nad just wanna sleep.

How are You all? :)
But then again, who does.

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Re: Daily chit-chat
« Reply #96 on: August 12, 2010, 08:23:21 pm »
Mostly the same, I'm at home only for sleep. I have dance workshops after work, and I'm going to leave to Debrecen for the weekend, to see an exhibition. :)

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Re: Daily chit-chat
« Reply #97 on: August 13, 2010, 09:50:47 am »
Wow :) I like Your avatar so very much!  :wOOt:

Then I wish You to have a very nice weekend  :wink2:
But then again, who does.

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Re: Daily chit-chat
« Reply #98 on: August 13, 2010, 10:28:39 am »
Yes, it's nice:



I wish you too a restful weekend - will you be working?

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Re: Daily chit-chat
« Reply #99 on: August 13, 2010, 10:57:42 am »
What's the meaning of the pic? It reminded me of my favourite pics in childhood. (I know, they are kinda "Kitsch", but I still like many of them).

No, in this one people don't use to work in the weekend, this happens only in some very important cases. :)
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But then again, who does.