Thursday Traditions

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Thu, 12-12-2013 - 8:24am

Do you send Christmas cards?

What is your favorite holiday movie?

Do you  have a favorite holiday cookie?

What's for dinner on Christmas?

Number five, Are you surprised by Time magazine's pick for person of the year? 

 

 

 

 

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Thu, 12-12-2013 - 2:43pm

pumpkinangel wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">thardy2001</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&gt;&lt;div class="quote-author"&gt;&lt;em class="placeholder"&gt;tuurrrkeedays&lt;/em&gt; wrote:&lt;/div&gt;&amp;lt;p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"&amp;gt;Haha, Good for you.  I get great ideas from this woman, Love her:&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"&amp;gt;&amp;lt;a href="http://blog.lidiasitaly.com/2013/12/lidias-commonsense-italian-cooking-featured-in-the-new-york-times.php" rel="nofollow"&amp;gt;http://blog.lidiasitaly.com/2013/12/lidias-commonsense-italian-cooking-featured-in-the-new-york-times.php&amp;lt;/a&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"&amp;gt;&amp;lt;strong&amp;gt;Yeah. Her son was on Master Chef and I go to cooking classes at our local library with one of the guys who was on their a couple of years ago (he also went to my high school). &amp;lt;/strong&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;So cool.  I've eaten at her restaurant.  Not very good.  I doubt she's the chef ~ she's too busy.&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Which one?  I've heard good things about the one in my area.  </p>

Maybe standards are different across the country?

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Thu, 12-12-2013 - 2:52pm

thardy2001 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">jamblessedthree</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;That's why the Pope is liked so much, there's nothing to disagree with him about.  I just hope he's Pope long enough for me and my family to visit Vatican City...  ;-)&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Not worth the visit unless you're determined to "meet" this Pope.   It's much easier and better to get a coffee table book with great photos of the sistine chapel ceiling up close.  <img src="/forums/sites/all/libraries/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/img/smiley-smile.gif" alt="Smile" title="Smile" border="0" /></p>

The Sistine Chapel is a bit of a zoo, but that's only a small part of Vatican City.   I'm glad I got to see the chapel (twice) but would not wait in line to see it again.  I love Rome and Vatican City.   It's been far too long since I've been to Italy.

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Thu, 12-12-2013 - 3:02pm

I don't know if my claustrophobia was worse than my kleptophobia (sp?).  All of those guys trying to sell me rosary beads "blessed" by the Pope. 

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Thu, 12-12-2013 - 3:10pm

thardy2001 wrote:
<p>I don't know if my claustrophobia was worse than my kleptophobia (sp?).  All of those guys trying to sell me rosary beads "blessed" by the Pope. </p>

LOL, that's Italy for you.  Stuff like that's been going on since the Middle Ages.  Probably always will go on.  There are also those "painters" trying to sell "original watercolors" that are all reproductions.  One of them roped us into a conversation and as we were talking, one of my kids, who was about nine,  innocently asked the guy, "How come you only have blue paint in your kit?"

I told the rosary sellers, "No thanks, I'm not even Catholic," only to be answered,  "It's OK, neither am I."

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Thu, 12-12-2013 - 3:12pm

bordwithyou wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">thardy2001</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;I don't know if my claustrophobia was worse than my kleptophobia (sp?).  All of those guys trying to sell me rosary beads "blessed" by the Pope. &lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>LOL, that's Italy for you.  There are also those "painters" trying to sell "original watercolors" that are all reproductions.  One of them roped us into a conversation and as we were talking, one of my kids, who was about nine,  innocently asked the guy, "How come you only have blue paint in your kit?<br /><br /></p>

Well, at least the "painter" was taking a break from all of the graffiti there.

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Thu, 12-12-2013 - 3:14pm
Jams, I am glad that his own flock is supportive of his positions.
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Thu, 12-12-2013 - 3:57pm

thardy2001 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">jamblessedthree</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;That's why the Pope is liked so much, there's nothing to disagree with him about.  I just hope he's Pope long enough for me and my family to visit Vatican City...  ;-)&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Not worth the visit unless you're determined to "meet" this Pope.   It's much easier and better to get a coffee table book with great photos of the sistine chapel ceiling up close.  <img src="/forums/sites/all/libraries/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/img/smiley-smile.gif" alt="Smile" title="Smile" border="0" /></p>

Easier sure, but I can't imagine anyone saying that a picture in a book is better than original, in person.  

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Thu, 12-12-2013 - 4:00pm

thardy2001 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">pumpkinangel</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&gt;&lt;div class="quote-author"&gt;&lt;em class="placeholder"&gt;thardy2001&lt;/em&gt; wrote:&lt;/div&gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&amp;gt;&amp;lt;div class="quote-author"&amp;gt;&amp;lt;em class="placeholder"&amp;gt;tuurrrkeedays&amp;lt;/em&amp;gt; wrote:&amp;lt;/div&amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"&amp;amp;gt;Haha, Good for you.  I get great ideas from this woman, Love her:&amp;amp;lt;/p&amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"&amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;a href="http://blog.lidiasitaly.com/2013/12/lidias-commonsense-italian-cooking-featured-in-the-new-york-times.php" rel="nofollow"&amp;amp;gt;http://blog.lidiasitaly.com/2013/12/lidias-commonsense-italian-cooking-featured-in-the-new-york-times.php&amp;amp;lt;/a&amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;/p&amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"&amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;strong&amp;amp;gt;Yeah. Her son was on Master Chef and I go to cooking classes at our local library with one of the guys who was on their a couple of years ago (he also went to my high school). &amp;amp;lt;/strong&amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;/p&amp;amp;gt;&amp;lt;/blockquote&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;So cool.  I've eaten at her restaurant.  Not very good.  I doubt she's the chef ~ she's too busy.&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Which one?  I've heard good things about the one in my area.  &lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Maybe standards are different across the country?</p>

I wouldn't think standards are different, but perhaps the appreciation and/or execution of those standards are different?

PumpkinAngel

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Thu, 12-12-2013 - 4:05pm
"Easier sure, but I can't imagine anyone saying that a picture in a book is better than original, in person." --------- Well, you don't have to imagine anymore apparently ;) For some reason I have never been inside the Sistine Chapel, but I do remember vividly being at Christmas Mass in St. Peter's one year, and it really was magnificent. The crowd treated the Pope like a rock star, nuns climbing on chairs and chanting "papa, papa!"
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Thu, 12-12-2013 - 4:06pm

bordwithyou wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">thardy2001</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&gt;&lt;div class="quote-author"&gt;&lt;em class="placeholder"&gt;jamblessedthree&lt;/em&gt; wrote:&lt;/div&gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;That's why the Pope is liked so much, there's nothing to disagree with him about.  I just hope he's Pope long enough for me and my family to visit Vatican City...  ;-)&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Not worth the visit unless you're determined to "meet" this Pope.   It's much easier and better to get a coffee table book with great photos of the sistine chapel ceiling up close.  &lt;img src="/forums/sites/all/libraries/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/img/smiley-smile.gif" alt="Smile" title="Smile" border="0" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>The Sistine Chapel is a bit of a zoo, but that's only a small part of Vatican City.   I'm glad I got to see the chapel (twice) but would not wait in line to see it again.  I love Rome and Vatican City.   It's been far too long since I've been to Italy.</p>

Thankfully when we were there, there wasn't a line that I recall.  I really enjoyed view from the top St Peter's Dome and the Basilica itself as well as the Sistine Chapel.  I remember being totally fasincated by the Swiss guards for some reason.

PumpkinAngel

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