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Old 10-22-2008, 05:12 PM
 
Location: SE Alaska
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If summer stress is getting you down, take a trip down-under for a little rest and relaxation at the Poinjar Lagoon.
OMG LOL!! They actually have a place named Pionjar? I wonder how the Aussies pronounce it.

BTW I work with teenagers during the summer (mostly teenage males) and they about crapped themselves laughing at the word when we learned that we'd be working with a Pionjar for one of our projects.

I wanted to make Tshirts for us all, illustrating the word Pionjar on the front of our shirts and the phonetic pronunciation on the back, but my boss didn't go for it. What a disappointment! Anyone know a good online screen printing company; I think I'll pay for the creation of this Tshirt on my own.

I know it's an insider type joke that ya'll might not get, but man we were rolling on the ground with tears in our eyes a couple times. The goal was who could work the word Pionjar into the day's conversation the most times.

Pronunciation is "spoon * jar" --without the S. Very Beavis and Butthead but it makes me laugh nonetheless! *giggle*
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Old 10-22-2008, 05:15 PM
 
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I had a journalism teacher in HS that taught us strange and exotic English words (25 a day for the year). He spoke in orotund fashion, and to this day, I can hear him speaking the words... "Rococo.... rococo.....r - o- c - o- c - o, rococo. Decorated in a baroque or extraordinarily ornate fashion."

"Syzygy.... syzygy.... s - y - z - y - g - y, syzygy. Blah, blah something to do with alignment of the planets." (Well, it was the Age of Aquariums (sic)- I was into exotic fish back then!! LOL)
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Old 10-23-2008, 12:09 AM
 
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At least your not in Nome with the wind liek that and snow instead of rain and it being 18 degrees... >_< BRRRRRRRRR! Back to Fbx tomorrow, save me from the wind!

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God what a horrible night it's going to be.

Gusts up to 60 mph, whistling through my oceanfront apartment door. Looks like a night to turn up the heat and watch the idiot-box.

Good excuse to sleep for 11 hours straight, I guess.

Wish you could play Scrabble solo. Oh well.
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Old 10-23-2008, 10:36 AM
 
Location: SE Alaska
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At least your not in Nome with the wind liek that and snow instead of rain and it being 18 degrees... >_< BRRRRRRRRR! Back to Fbx tomorrow, save me from the wind!
Hey, I actually prefer snow to rain. It makes everything prettier, and since I grew up in MN, I don't mind sub-zero temps either; you just have to dress appropriately! I used to ice-fish in -15 or more sometimes. But there's a consensus growing that I am pretty insane, too, so you know...

Also, you have the opportunity to run dogs, which we don't really have here, so I'm a bit jealous. But I understand...it's probably very hard to live up there! At least my heating bill is probably lower than yours! Counting my blessings...
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Old 10-23-2008, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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Hey, I actually prefer snow to rain. It makes everything prettier, and since I grew up in MN, I don't mind sub-zero temps either; you just have to dress appropriately! I used to ice-fish in -15 or more sometimes. But there's a consensus growing that I am pretty insane, too, so you know...

Also, you have the opportunity to run dogs, which we don't really have here, so I'm a bit jealous. But I understand...it's probably very hard to live up there! At least my heating bill is probably lower than yours! Counting my blessings...
Minnesotans know how to ice-fish. Where Alaskans sit outside, exposed to the elements, squating over a hole with a single rig, Minnesotans sit inside heated ice-shacks watching football, drinking beer, and keeping an eye on two or three tip-ups.
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Old 10-23-2008, 11:21 AM
 
Location: SE Alaska
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Minnesotans know how to ice-fish. Where Alaskans sit outside, exposed to the elements, squating over a hole with a single rig, Minnesotans sit inside heated ice-shacks watching football, drinking beer, and keeping an eye on two or three tip-ups.
Heheheh...yup, that about sums it up! Most Minnesotans have ice houses that are nicer than some of the trailers people live in here...complete with heat, satellite TV, and full bars!

And here we go again on the weather front...it's gale force again today here. One of my co-workers thinks this is going to be a "storm event" winter for this area. We just had a huge landslide occur yesterday and the weather report warns of more of the same. Everyone stay safe if affected by this, please!
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Old 10-23-2008, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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Heheheh...yup, that about sums it up! Most Minnesotans have ice houses that are nicer than some of the trailers people live in here...complete with heat, satellite TV, and full bars!

And here we go again on the weather front...it's gale force again today here. One of my co-workers thinks this is going to be a "storm event" winter for this area. We just had a huge landslide occur yesterday and the weather report warns of more of the same. Everyone stay safe if affected by this, please!
Currently, our backyard is becoming a swamp with standing water everywhere and it's on a slope. The ground is getting so saturated that I think we'll see more trees going down if the wind and rain keeps up. The ones around our house are as likely to fall the other way unless Murphy's Law comes into play. Our biggest worry is the basement flooding. The water table got so high that it percolated through the concrete floor. I better check to make sure the sump pump is working (installed after the last flood in 1999).
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Old 10-23-2008, 01:55 PM
 
Location: SE Alaska
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Currently, our backyard is becoming a swamp with standing water everywhere and it's on a slope. The ground is getting so saturated that I think we'll see more trees going down if the wind and rain keeps up. The ones around our house are as likely to fall the other way unless Murphy's Law comes into play. Our biggest worry is the basement flooding. The water table got so high that it percolated through the concrete floor. I better check to make sure the sump pump is working (installed after the last flood in 1999).
Hope your pump keeps going strong. This is quite the weather!

Oh...here are some more words for the day:

chrysanthemum
debutante
rasp
prodigous (sp?) (I should know the spelling since I was an English major but I'm a tad rusty.)

I'll have a go:

He pinned the red chrysanthemum on the debutante of the ball and whispered in a lust-filled rasp, "You have a prodigous bosom, my dear!"
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Old 10-23-2008, 02:10 PM
 
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Santa saw the seated debutante holding the chrysanthemum, and laughed while holding his prodigious belly and rasped, "A pretty flower for a pretty girl!"
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Old 10-23-2008, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Singapore
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I'll try one:

Gertrude, the prodigious debutante, held her beautiful yellow chrysanthemum to her face, paused for a moment and rasped in an embarrassed voice, "I think these stink."
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