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  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    @TheEccentric said:
    I'm 18 today. Finally legally old enough to violate the 5th precept :D

    Happy Birthday. <3

  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    Beautiful @Fosdick. Looks like a juvenile? Thanks for sharing. <3

  • FosdickFosdick in its eye are mirrored far off mountains Alaska, USA Veteran

    Yes, I think so - very scruffy looking in molt, and possibly a little tamer than I'm used to seeing - hope he doesn't get into trouble because of it.

  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator
    edited April 23

    @Shoshin, If you happen to see her again, tell her I have made it my phone screensaver...

  • ShoshinShoshin No one in particular Nowhere Special Veteran

    Nice one @federica , I'm sure they will appreciate the gesture...I won't see her again as she's leaving tomorrow, but I'll mention it to her Kiwi friend if he comes to the Dharma talk next month :)

  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator
    edited April 23

    In keeping with the tumultuous celebrations customarily taking place on St Patrick's day, today is St. George's day, and the country is going wild with excitement.
    Oh, BtW, as a double-whammy, it's also Shakespeare's Birthday! People are going crazy, and everyone's ecstatic!

    Here is a typical picture of today's English mad moments of wild feasting and making merry....As you can see, the guys can barely contain themselves, as they prepare to buy another round....!! Woo-hoo! Pass the peanuts!!

    Hozansilver
  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran

    @federica said:
    In keeping with the tumultuous celebrations customarily taking place on St Patrick's day, today is St. George's day, and the country is going wild with excitement.
    Oh, BtW, as a double-whammy, it's also Shakespeare's Birthday! People are going crazy, and everyone's ecstatic!

    Here is a typical picture of today's English mad moments of wild feasting and making merry....As you can see, the guys can barely contain themselves, as they prepare to buy another round....!! Woo-hoo! Pass the peanuts!!

    Ha ha! I assumed you were being sarcastic!

    I remember being in a London Pub many years ago and seeing the red and white flags up everywhere. I asked what the occasion was and someone said it was St George's Day.

    No-one seemed to care......

  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran

    Thanks @Shoshin - you've made my day.... :)

  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    St George killed endangered species? What sort of Norbert Saint is that? :p

  • ShoshinShoshin No one in particular Nowhere Special Veteran

    @Bunks said:
    Thanks @Shoshin - you've made my day.... :)

    You're welcome @Bunks ...

  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    So, even though it was YOUR kitchen, you were gatecrashing....? Bad form, @Shoshin, bad form! at least BAB....!

    HozanShoshin
  • HozanHozan Veteran

    Between your insect porn post and insect party post....maybe being reincarnated as an insect isnt such a bad prospect after all....:D

    ShoshinBunks
  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    Wow, snow-covered - good to see! Haven't seen snow on the alps for a long time! Thinner though, than I remember it to have been....

  • ShoshinShoshin No one in particular Nowhere Special Veteran

    Well it's bloody cold, the temperature has dropped , the forecast was for the temperatures to drop between 5 & 10 degrees ..This morning I when I looked at the temperature gauge it was 15C ( however on my phone which shows Auckland temperature it was only 12C ... bloody cold and it's gonna get colder, with a cool south westerly wind blowing...

    And to think that last Tuesday I was swimming and soaking up the vitamin D...I guess that may be my last swim of the season ...mind you, it might well be warmer tomorrow and if so I'll head to the beach...

    Oh well at least the sun's out and there's clear blue sky... :)

  • ShoshinShoshin No one in particular Nowhere Special Veteran

    Walking back from a friend's place* as the sun was setting...there was a chill in the air 13C .(The photos don't do the experience justice) ...

    Autumn isn't it just wonderful... :)

    Bunks
  • DhammaDragonDhammaDragon Carpe Diem switzerland Veteran

    Jetlag is killing me...
    I feel sooooo tired and as if living in two different realities... :(
    My head is completely off.
    Sorry if I don't make sense these days...

  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    @DhammaDragon said:
    ... as if living in two different realities... :(

    We used dream of living in two different realities ...

    DhammaDragonHozan
  • ShoshinShoshin No one in particular Nowhere Special Veteran

    Vegetables any body ? :winky:

    DhammaDragon
  • SpinyNormanSpinyNorman It's still all old bollocks Veteran

    @DhammaDragon said:
    I feel sooooo tired and as if living in two different realities... :(

    Sheer luxury! We could only dream of having a reality.... :p

  • HozanHozan Veteran

    Happy International Star Wars Day to all Star Wars Fans. May the 4th be with you.

    DhammaDragon
  • DhammaDragonDhammaDragon Carpe Diem switzerland Veteran

    I was 6 years old when I attended the "Star Wars" premiere back in 1977, @Hozan, and it was love at first sight.

    By my calculations, you probably were not even born =)

    All my school girlfriends were arguing whether Luke was more handsome than Han Solo...
    To me the question was settled: I was smitten with Darth Vader <3

    silverShoshinHozan
  • silversilver In the beginning there was nothing, and then it exploded. USA, Left coast. Veteran

    Love the serious conversation, DD.
    Luke had incredible appeal for the bubble-gummers. B)

    DhammaDragonHozan
  • DhammaDragonDhammaDragon Carpe Diem switzerland Veteran

    Well, @silver, to each their own...
    But my first impression with Darth Vader did define a lifelong preference for big men in black...

    Hozanlobstersilver
  • HozanHozan Veteran

    @DhammaDragon said:
    I was 6 years old when I attended the "Star Wars" premiere back in 1977, @Hozan, and it was love at first sight.

    By my calculations, you probably were not even born =)

    All my school girlfriends were arguing whether Luke was more handsome than Han Solo...
    To me the question was settled: I was smitten with Darth Vader <3

    I was born in September of 1977 so too young to see it in 1977 but by 1983 and The Return of The Jedi I had seen all three! I was smitten by Princess Leia ( my first crush !). Love Star Wars to this day!

    DhammaDragonsilver
  • HozanHozan Veteran

    @DhammaDragon said:
    Well, @silver, to each their own...
    But my first impression with Darth Vader did define a lifelong preference for big men in black...

    Recently in Chicago Ireland beat those guys in black for the first time!

    DhammaDragon
  • HozanHozan Veteran

  • HozanHozan Veteran

    DhammaDragon
  • DhammaDragonDhammaDragon Carpe Diem switzerland Veteran

    My Pumas never beat the big men in black, but -I'm gulping and sweating here- it seems they did leave Ireland out of the semis in the World Rugby Cup in 2015...

    Hozan
  • HozanHozan Veteran
    edited May 5

    @DhammaDragon said:
    My Pumas never beat the big men in black, but -I'm gulping and sweating here- it seems they did leave Ireland out of the semis in the World Rugby Cup in 2015...

    They certainly did. The Pumas are awesome!!
    Viva Los Pumas!

    DhammaDragon
  • ShoshinShoshin No one in particular Nowhere Special Veteran

    @Hozan said:

    Recently in Chicago Ireland beat those guys in black for the first time!

    Bloody fake news :winky:

    HozanDhammaDragonlobstersilver
  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran

    I do love my kids. I really do.

    But, shit I don't like them sometimes.

    lobsterVastmindHozanDhammaDragon
  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran

    Thanks @federica - always nice to remember I am not alone. Many have ridden this roller coaster before me

  • ShoshinShoshin No one in particular Nowhere Special Veteran

    The other day whilst out for a walk I saw the moon....

    "Don't mistake the finger pointing to the moon for the moon"

    HozanDhammaDragon
  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    👉🏾🌛❌
    Don't mistake Bruce or Sheila for a Zenith
    just because they can kick your mooning ... :p

  • ShoshinShoshin No one in particular Nowhere Special Veteran

    lobsterHozan
  • DhammaDragonDhammaDragon Carpe Diem switzerland Veteran

    I love Bruce Lee.
    Especially the wise man behind the martial arts persona... ❤🌹🙏

    lobsterShoshinHozan
  • DhammaDragonDhammaDragon Carpe Diem switzerland Veteran

    lobsterHozan
  • DhammaDragonDhammaDragon Carpe Diem switzerland Veteran

    lobsterHozanmosquito
  • DhammaDragonDhammaDragon Carpe Diem switzerland Veteran

    Hey, @lobster: you lol my Bruce Lees once more and I throw you alive and kicking into the sizzling wok...
    Achtung!!
    😈😛👊

    ShoshinlobsterHozan
  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    Tee Hee! Wise?
    Do not speak in platitudes or I will point at your moon and kick your Zen.

    Yep, doesn't work for me. :p

    Here are some more:

    • One punch in the face ends every argument. 🤼‍♀️
    • Violence is the first resort of the fearful. 🥊
    • If I beat you in a fight, I am wise. :glasses:
    • Wisdom is superficial. A kick in the gut may last a lifetime. >:)
    • I died early. Therefore my skilfulness is ... [insert your conclusion] 👻
    • Embrace pain. Then die. Everbody loves the dead young. ☠️

    🙏🏽

  • DhammaDragonDhammaDragon Carpe Diem switzerland Veteran

    I'll get my kicks out of seeing you even try to point at my moon and kick my zen, my crustacean...
    You're likely to learn first-hand what dying young means☺

    lobster
  • ShoshinShoshin No one in particular Nowhere Special Veteran

    DhammaDragonHozanlobster
  • DhammaDragonDhammaDragon Carpe Diem switzerland Veteran

    @Shoshin said:

    My point exactly👍👊☺

    Hozan
  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    The point I am making before I get fast cooked ...

    ... expertise in one area does not make one an expert fighter in all corners of knowledge. I am told 'The Tao of Jeet Kune Do' is worth reading. Only ever dipped into it. 😶

    If Bruce Lee had continued with his first martial art, Tai Chi, we might have the beginnings of applied insight. 🙏🏽

    For now lobster cooking 'wisdom':

    • Water and steam create different cooking. Become steamless.
    • Raw ingredients do not cook themselves.
    • Do not stir the fry, they will become fishes.
    • Cook yourself. Become flavour.

    etc etc ❤️

  • DhammaDragonDhammaDragon Carpe Diem switzerland Veteran
    edited May 7

    Life would be so much simpler if we were all so simple to figure out, @lobster.
    Bruce Lee was a complex character and I guess therein lies the fascination and the legend.

    He had a strong, dark personality and grew up among gangs where you had to impose yourself by force if you wanted to survive.
    Ip Man, his teacher, taught him to tap into the lighter hues of his soul.
    And so he was till the end: a man constantly swerving from one side to the opposite of the spectrum.
    Like we all.
    Forever wrestling with our yin and our yang.

    Bruce Lee was not a fake.
    He did not pretend to be wise and perfect.
    He had a deep core of wisdom but did not fear to show his most human side when he felt like it.

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