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Old 08-07-2005, 07:20 PM
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Oh. Yes. Sorry. A hover is definitely necessary unless you're intimately familiar with French pastries.
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Old 08-07-2005, 07:26 PM
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Oh. Yes. Sorry. A hover is definitely necessary unless you're intimately familiar with French pastries.
And intimately unfamiliar with shellfish. Because it still looks like a clam.

I thought someone was reading some L. Ron Hubbard or something.
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Old 08-07-2005, 07:29 PM
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I got your clam right here. :glare:


Freaking cultural illiterates ...
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Old 08-07-2005, 07:47 PM
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Oh, I thought it was a clam too. :blush:

ETA: I am reading Rats: Observations on the History & Habitat of the City's Most Unwanted Inhabitants by Robert Sullivan. It is very interesting! I have already added a quote to the gen'.
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Old 08-07-2005, 07:50 PM
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Freaking snooty Frenchie people...
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Old 08-07-2005, 07:51 PM
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I got your clam right here. :glare:
I think I've showed admirable restraint in not doing this earlier, but there's only so much a girl can take...

I'd like you to picture, in your mind, a clam rapidly opening and closing its hinges.

Poor little clam! SNAP! SNAP! SNAP!

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Freaking snooty Frenchie people...
:cough: Italian...:cough:
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Old 08-07-2005, 08:16 PM
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Freaking snooty Frenchie people...
:cough: Italian...:cough:
French pastries are the topic of discussion here. Ergo, French. I didn't mean to insinuate that anyone was of actual French ancestry.
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Old 08-07-2005, 08:24 PM
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Sure you didn't... :ptht:
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Old 08-07-2005, 08:30 PM
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I was just trying to put you in a Swann frame of mind, man. No good deed goes unpunished, I guess, especially by that Thetan-packed bitch lisarea.
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Old 08-11-2005, 07:01 AM
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Old 08-28-2005, 03:24 AM
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My goal is to finish Chapterhouse: Dune by the time summer is over.
I'd just like to go on record saying that I totally failed. However, I am about 50 pages from the end. The fact that a few more hours of time would have vindicated me makes my defeat all the more bitter.

My absence for several days can be explained by my reading books like, all fucking day. And still not making it, God Damn It.

That was for my own self-chastisement more than anything. Last summer I read something on the order of 15 books, down to 5 this time around.
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Old 08-28-2005, 05:11 AM
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I hoped you've learned an important lesson today, young Joshua: it's just not worth it to absent yourself for a few days. :giggle:
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Old 08-28-2005, 05:39 AM
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I am currently reading an anthology of fantasy stories published by DAW in honor of their thirtieth anniversary. (It came out in 2001) It is a hardback with acid free paper and was on sale for $6.99. I only recognized a handful of the contributing authors, but they are good ones and for that price...

So far, I'm about three fifths of the way through and haven't read an unenjoyable story. :thumbup:
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Old 08-28-2005, 05:40 AM
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I hoped you've learned an important lesson today, young Joshua: it's just not worth it to absent yourself for a few days. :giggle:
A lesson well learned. Years from now, I'll be giving that same advice to the younger generation, and they'll just go and do it anyway. Little bastards.
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Old 08-28-2005, 07:03 AM
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I'm about halfway through enjoying A Tree Grows In Brooklyn.
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Old 08-28-2005, 03:30 PM
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Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises. Before that it was his To Have And Have Not.

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Old 09-20-2005, 06:41 PM
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Just received Fundamentals of Molecular Evolution.
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I started reading Colleen McCullough's First Man In Rome a few weeks ago, and bought 4 of the 6 book series (used). I put it down to read Sam Harris' The End Of Faith .

I picked it back up again last night, and hoo-boy, is my head spinning. Its the names. I can't keep 'em all straight. I'm less than 200 pages in, and I'm feeling a bit slogged. :( I'm gonna try & keep at it, though.
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Old 09-20-2005, 07:14 PM
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Don't forget the glossary in the back, freemonkey. I checked it all the time to be sure I had the people straight. :yup:
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Old 09-20-2005, 07:23 PM
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Currently, I am reading Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott, The Wordsworth Book of Horror Stories (various authors) and The Good the bad and the Mad: Some Weird People In American History by E. Randal Floyd.
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Science Friction by Michael Shermer

The Road to the Dark Tower by Bev Vincent
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The Blind Man of Seville, Robert Wilson
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Old 09-20-2005, 10:37 PM
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Not reading yet, but waiting for The Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman to show up. I'm also finishing Abarat: Days Of Magic, Nights Of War by Clive Barker. It's been a good week for fantasy stories.
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Old 09-20-2005, 10:42 PM
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Martin Chuzzlewit, Charles Dickens
My Life, Bill Clinton
Mary, Queen of Scots, Antonia Fraser
Villette, Charlotte Bronte
The Historian, Elizabeth Kostova

The first two are a couple of reet bastards. But I will not let them beat me!!!
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