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Oh cool i honestly did not know that at all, they sure picked a cool name to call a microscopic creature.
I'm doing a shout out to @genkaku ! .. ...
I read on his blog he was in the hospital.
Instead of a boring ass 'get well' card...I know you'ld much rather hear a dirty joke...lololol
A husband comes home to find his wife with her suitcases packed in the living room. "Where the hell do you think you're going?" he says. "I'm going to Las Vegas. You can earn $400 for a blow job there, and I figured that I might as well earn money for what I do to you free."
The husband thinks for a moment, goes upstairs, and comes back down, with his suitcase packed as well. "Where do you think you going?" the wife asks. "I'm coming with you...I want to see how you survive on $800 a year!!!"
A man and a woman started to have sex in the middle of a dark forest. After about 15 minutes of it, the man finally gets up and says, "Damn, I wish I had a flashlight!". The woman says, "Me too, you've been eating grass for the past ten minutes!"
Am doing this in a big way.
Read the article, and also the comments left by viewers... you'll find these to the right of the article. They're accessible by clicking on the little apostrophe-shaped 'speech-boxes' with numbers in them (The numbers denote the quantity of comments left).
It means total abstention from hitting any 'like' option, on anything in your feed, without exception. Regardless.
At the risk of sounding like a fossilic troglodite, I am not in Facebook, so I have no idea how the virtual world works there...
But whenever I like something anywhere, I don't see why I should not "like" it with a button...
have you read the article? it does, obviously, refer exclusively to Facebook 'likes' but it also tells you what happens to your 'vote' when you do....
"fossilic troglodyte"...! .
Look, Fede! ( @federica )
Not that I want to sound shallow and change your subject, but for about five days now, I'm an itching mess of a fossilic troglodyte, actually, to concentrate well on anything else.
Either it's from basking in the sun with some citric component in the body oil I use.
Or my perfume reacting when I am exposed to the sun?
Or just the sun (I used to get badly burnt as a child, I'm too pale)
Or some crystal jewellery I received which contains bronze (does bronze trigger allergic reactions?)
Or my new Dove hair balm? I usually use only organic cosmetics, but ran out of balm and they did not have anything organic at the local grocery. Have to wait till payday for my monthly purchase at the Organic store.
Whatever the reason, I'm itching, to the point that I could dig trenches in my body from so much grating. Especially in the shins, the forearms and the breastplate. The parts that are mostly exposed to the sun when I go for my walkings, that's what makes the sun my number one suspect...
Have you considered skin mites/scabies? Hotels can be notorious for such things.... the bedding gets washed, but the mattresses can harbour such unseen little things....
Well, physically I don't look like the photos. No bump, no rash... just red from so much scratching.
And hubby and son are not having any problem. Just me...
it doesn't affect everyone, (did your son sleep in your bed?) and it doesn't always manifest in the way the photos show, because there are many different species of skin mites. Additionally, it seems that female blood is more flavoursome....Favoured locations are in classic 'warm' spots. Inner thighs, near the armpits, under the arms, under breasts and on the abdomen. It's worth considering if only for elimination....
I cancelled my Facebook account ages ago so I don't have this problem. So you could say I "unliked" Facebook.
I'm rapidly moving in that direction, but on the 'plus' side, I only have 28 friends, and most of those are relatives....
My work colleagues just signed up to an eating challenge at a German Beer Hall here in Melbourne.
If you can eat a 1.5kg (3.3 lb) pork schnitzel (plus a plate of chips) and drink a litre of beer in 45 mins you get it all free.
Now that's suffering.......
Here's a photo of it
Forgive me, but I find things like this almost obscene....
Sorry to bump my way through the schnitzel and Facebook.
I'm still scratching badly.
Just wanted to announce that I'll be absent from Monday to Wednesday.
I'm attending HH the Dalai Lama's Avalokiteshvara Initiation in Hamburg next Tuesday.
I'll be travelling by night train on Monday, and arriving Wednesday morning with another night train.
Have not travelled alone by train since my early twenties, so looking forward to the adventure....!
Amazing walk by the sea yesterday, the sea was all strange hues of green. An angry sky with black and blue, and a rainbow linking them. Sublime!
Looking at the schnitzel reminded me of a steakhouse in Texas which offers 5lbs of prime bovine if you can eat it all.
So I've got all these badges here, can I cash them in like you do with Tescos clubcard points?
I traded mine in for a plant last year...They gave me a window just for signing up. Who has a window without a plant on the sill?
I guess you have to ask for a catalog., hahaha
Now that you mention it...I never got my 'meet in person' badge!
Hello?? The group may have gone our separate ways...but we did have a whole thread on our meetings and retreats...hahaha. Oh well...red tape, I suppose.
For the record... I do exist. .. ...
Ah, but in what sense?
The kind that don't spend.
The monarch caterpillars in my gardengave pupated (sp?) I can't wait to see them hatch! Also my dog got his stinky cheese face (he's a pug) on my nose ring so all I can smell is pug wrinkle cheese.
Just popped in to say farewell folks.
I will not be posting anymore.
I have unexpectedly had a pretty major and positive upheaval in my view of the world, which has left me with a lot to process.
I wish you all well. And ask you to forgive any harsh or insensitive remarks I may have made.
Fare thee well.
Can't you stay and provide some insight to those who thrive on harsh insensitivity? Either way good luck with the processing, I would have enjoyed the new forgivable @Citta . . .
Today was a super day! .. ...
I had tickets for the U of M football game tonight
The kids were super excited, to say the least!!
The score was 63/0 ... we kicked them....fireworks at all the TD's. Amazing to see that.
It was a production, Let me tell you.....
We went early and tailgated with a couple of couples!
Ate, had some cheers, and of course, danced to band music and other live stuff
It was about 80...overcast...nice.
It slow rained the minute the game started and we sat there
and cheered in our rain ponchos..... sippin' Icee's..
We had a BALL today!!!! ......
Felt like a sweepstakes winner!! .. ...
sometimes, you're the windscreen, and sometimes, you're the fly....
That’s awesome! We are all happy for you…(and curious for more details of course...)
Take care and be well.
I hope that’s a general observation and you’re not feeling like the fly right now.
I've been a fly for 10 years now. No change on the horizon. But hey, I'm just sharing and believe me, I'm not looking or hinting for sympathy. It is what it is. We cannot compare our lives with that of others. Just when "you" feel you've hit rock-bottom, you actually realise you're free-falling, but that others have had it just as bad - maybe even worse, without the parachute. At least, I have my hand on the release cord... .
@Citta. I wondered where you had gone. Now I wonder where you are going.
That's quite the cliffhanger of a cryptic farewell even for a Citta?
Wishing u an ever widening heart and mind.
I don't like your leaving us, @Citta.
Said it privately to you a dozen times, say it publicly in the open now.
I wish you well whatever you decide, though.
Hello everyone, DaftChris here. Despite my absence, I'm dead yet.
So, as things have it, I feel a pull back towards Buddhism...again. However, I still have a reverence for the Devas and a love for India & the Hindu community.
If only there was a Tibetan, Shingon, or Tendai Sangha nearby. Then I could have the best of both worlds.
Just in case anyone was on the edge of their seats with excitement, my colleague failed to complete the 1.5kg schnitzel and beer challenge. Apparently he ate about 80% of it then asked for a bucket which he proceeded to vomit in!
What U of M? I am a fan of U of Michigan. I LOVE college football
Sorry, @Bunks, but your colleague is a pansy.
Hubby and I eat about 1.5 k meat (not schnitzel, but filet) in one sitting without even winking every time we travel to Argentina.
No beer, though, no schnitzel trappings, plain meat...
Sometimes despite this rather apt message if you were a sufi mystic, our resident word checker @federica is right to insist on the importance of not missing not . . .
Welcome back. :wave: .
I actually left the supposed error on purpose, to see whether @DaftChris would pick up on it... .
I've been using an Ayurvedic tongue-scraper for a month now, and I can honestly say it's made an amazing difference!
Years ago, the tongue-scraper was a bit of a fad.
I tried it, but it made me both laugh and gag, so I gave it up.
quite a task, doing both at one and the same time....!
I overcame the gag reflex by breathing through the nose. The problem is, also anticipating the gag reflex - I find that if I worry about it happening, it happens. If I just plunge in and do it, it's not as frequent....
@Jeffrey ... University of Memphis. Go tigers!!!!
That was the first college game I've been to. Do you go on the regular?
@Vastmind I went when I was in school because the tickets were not expensive as a student. But the tickets start at 35 dollars for playing a push over team and up to 225 for a big game.
And those are just the starting price for nose bleed seats!
Sam Harris is coming out with a new book on spiritually and meditation and stuff called "Waking Up", and he's released the audiobook version (read by him) of Chapter One for free online:
I'd rather read it myself, being almost 1hr 30mins long, but at least he has a good voice and inflection!
^^^ Finished listening to that chapter, and really enjoyed it. Will definitely be purchasing that book.
Outstanding. Worth the listen.
Spirituality for want of a suitable word, devoid of superstitious dogma, dharma and pixie dust.
Wonderful to hear such clarity rather than the inherent hindrances of irrational devotees and cultees.
Spirituality can be as simple and as transformative as Sam Harris explains.
Many thanks :clap: .
From a facebook page I 'liked'.. (you can like it too so it is public) 'Jackson Peterson'
I got the Audible audiobook of Waking Up, and it was good overall. He talked a lot about debunking the neuroscientist who claims to have proven Heaven is for real, and a lot about psychedelics at the end of the book, but the first 3 or 4 chapters (out of 6) were mostly about self-transcendence (he talked-up Dzogchen a lot).