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    Joke Of The Day

    I'm not sure whether to laugh or to be repulsed. :blink[1]:
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    Incirlik Photos

    Beautiful photos! Looks like y'all had a great time.
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    Incirlik Photos

    Wow Steezus! Those photos are amazing!!! Hopefully I can get over there in a few months to see it all myself. After I read the stuff about possibly being stuck in the dorms I did some more investigation and kinda figured I might be able to get into the unaccompanied officers' housing. I guess I've moved up in the world a little since my days as an airman-no-stripes. LOL!It's officially been 11 business days since the job announcement I've applied for closed. I haven't gotten a rejection letter or email yet ::knocking furiously on wood:: so my application package seems to have made it past the computers and should be with the hiring agency. The HR folks here say that no news is good news, so I'm just waiting now.
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    Ginger Biscuits

    Ok, I'm feeling kinda spoiled now since my 1.19 kg bucket of Quaker oats costs less than $2 here and ginger is a year-round commodity in the Super Wal-Mart. I actually just got some ginger the other day to try to dehydrate and make candy out of. Maybe I'll make biscuits instead.
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    Incirlik Photos

    Great pics!!! I'm so anxious to get over there and see things for myself. I should hear something in the next week or two (even if it's 'leave us alone, crazy lady!'). I just read the topic having to do with base housing. I'm gonna have to find someone to bring with me if I get that job. I can't be living in a dorm again!
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    Something Men Will Neve Understand.....

    I just heard from my friend who had the lazer treatments in Belgium. She said they worked great and that she only needed 2 more treatments when she moved back to the States. She went recently to get another treatment, but now she's growing more hair and thinks she'll now need 3 more treatments. I just read an article about it the other day that said if ?? (volts, watts, amps, something invisible that has to do with electricity/energy) was not set properly for your hair type that you could end up with more hair than you went there with. Or it could just have no affect at all. I think I'd be pretty pissed off if I paid an outrageous price for nothing or worse growing more hair!
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    Not Another Blonde Joke!

    A friend once told me a story about the first time her mother made Thanksgiving dinner. The cooking instructions said to thaw the turkey, wash it, and then some other general cooking instructions. After this poor lady thawed her bird, she put it in the sink and washed it with dishwashing liquid! LOL! Bless her heart, later in the day when the dinner guests arrived she put the roasting pan on the table and removed the lid. All that was left was a carcas. All the meat and fallen completely off the bone! She started crying and her guests started eating. They said it was some of the best turkey they'd had (certainly the tenderest!). LOL!!!
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    Something Men Will Neve Understand.....

    Have any of you girls tried that new kind of laser hair removal? I knew a girl who tried it, but never heard the results. SUPPOSEDLY after about 5 treatments you're not supposed to grow hair there (where ever there is) again. She had it done in Belgium for about 70 Euros, but here it's about $500 for each treatment.
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    Out Of The Mouths Of Babes

    LOL! That's great! Kids really do say the darnedest things.
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    Turkish Postal Service

    Good grief! I really wish I'd read through this topic before I dropped something in the mail for Ben last week.
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    Boat Launching Techniques

    Wow! That's one way to do it, but I bet they don't try it that way again.
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    This Is Mind Blowing!

    All those numbers make my head hurt. LOL! I'm glad someone could explain it, even if I'm too tired to understand it.
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    Confused Now

    I'm sorry to laugh about your shopping snaffoo, Saffie. I only laugh because that sounds like something that would happen to me. Is there any way you can return it?
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    How True !

    ROFL! Wow! That pretty much sums up what's going on in politics these days!
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    Historical 'facts'.

    I don't know about the historical accuracy of any of those sayings, but they sound as good as any others I've heard. By the later medieval period maybe they had been reduced to mere dogs, but Odin had a pair of large wolves named Freki and Geri. He also had Hugin & Munin (his Ravens) and Sleipnir (his 8-legged horse). Odin was a god of battle and of the gallows, among many other things, so having wolves and ravens were practical animals (since ravens and wolves are both carrion eaters). Odin also was a sky god (having usurped the position of cheif god from Tyr in ancient times). One of his ancient names actually means "Terrifying", like a bad storm.As for cats, one of my professors was obsessed with cats. LOL! He actually wrote a book about cat worship in the ancient world. According to Dr. Engels, cats can sense when it will rain. They show us this by washing behind their ears. I think he said they had something like 9 or 10 senses as opposed to our 5. Ever since Dr. Engels told us the thing about them being able to tell when it's going to rain I've been watching my cats. I've not really noticed them cleaning their ears any more or less when it's about to rain than they do any other time, but it sounds like a cool thing to be able to do.
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    Marrying Into A Different Religion

    You know, perhaps I should've considered my audience a little more before I spoke about my cornbread. Actually the secret to my fabulous cornbread is between 1/4 to a 1/2 cup of bacon grease and absolutely NO sugar. I don't know why some Southerners put sugar in their cornbread, but in my opinion it's an awful!
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    Marrying Into A Different Religion

    Since I don't plan on getting married again (one failed marriage is enough for me in this lifetime) or having children, this topic might not apply to me but I thought I'd put my two cents in anyway. I can't speak for how tolerant Muslim men and women are in Turkey (although I did go out with a Turkish guy a couple of times, which was a disaster. The story is quite funny though. Maybe I'll tell y'all about it some other time.), but I do know the seeming difference here in America. Now I do live in an area known as the "Buckle of the Bible Belt", so most people here are Christians of some flavor or another. We do, however, have quite a few Muslims, Buddhists, Pagans and other religions here in my town (being the big college town that it is). From what I have observed and what I have personally experienced, I think that women of whatever religious background are generally (and I do mean very generally) more tolerant than men when it comes to this topic in a relationship. I don't mean to offend or pigeon hole any of you men, but from my experience here in Arkansas it does seem true. I'm a Heathen. I worship the gods of my long dead ancestors from northern Europe. [And whatever you might read about us online, we aren't all racist hate-mongers. I don't associate with those people. As was stated previously in someone else's post, there are fanatics who make things ugly in any religion.] I did not grow up with this religion. I grew up in a very strict Southern Baptist home, but it never felt right to me. I searched for years for a source of spirituality that felt natural to me, one that didn't force me to change who I was fundamentally. I found that in Heathenism (aka Asatru). When I say I'm a Viking at heart, I truly am. Not in the 'rape, pillage & plunder' way that most people think of the Vikings. Being a Heathen is about being an honorable, family-oriented, truthful, fun-loving kind of person. Among our various social circles, we are the folks who can be counted on to get things done because we are pretty dependable, down to earth people. Now as much as most guys think that's kinda cool, they don't want to have to explain it to their mothers. On the other hand, I've seen several of my kindred brothers date women who were very strict Christians and even a couple of Muslim ladies with no problem. I know for sure that the one kindred brother of mine who goes through women like he does socks, states right up front "I'm a Heathen. If you aren't cool with that, look elsewhere." And still women who have made names for themselves in their Christian communities flock to him in droves. He certainly isn't much of a looker and I'm not sure what lines he's using on them, but he's never without a woman. As soon as I mention that I'm a Heathen to a perspective beaux, he's running away. My kindred sisters seem to have this problem too. I just honestly think that most men are more rigid in their thinking than women on the subject of religion. Or maybe its the difference in the way the sexes think (i.e. some women think they can change their man after they're married). Perhaps that's a sociological or evolutionary development in human beings that is hardwired into us. I don't know.Again, you can take my opinion with a grain of salt. And I hope I don't offend anyone with my humble opinions. I'm not an expert in anything apart from early medieval textile and fashion history and how to make a perfect pan of cornbread.
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    Ha Ha...

    ROFLMAO!!!!! That's funny!
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    Caption Contestant 3

    Hhmmm... well since their uniforms look so similar to the black op suits in the new live action 'GI Joe' movie, I'm tempted to call your pic "The Real American Heroes", but that just seems wrong. LOL!