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Erikster
Member #9,510
February 2008
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I completed finals for the term, came home, fried up some Catfish with butter flour and olive oil, and now I'm laying back in anticipation of the weekend where I can go to Washington and enjoy the great cooking of my aunt.

Why does Thanksgiving Eve always seem like the third best day of the year?

Cat! I'm a kitty cat. And I dance dance dance, and I dance dance dance.

SonShadowCat
Member #1,548
September 2001
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I have to work today and tomorrow( $25/hr, yay) and my speakers are no longer working for some reason. Wonderful day indeed!

You don't live too far from me, send me some of that meal!

Roy Underthump
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November 2008
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mmm... My guess is Christmas (presents) and New Year (party) are in the first two slots? Chocolate Easter bunnies & firecrackers are way behind.

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MiquelFire
Member #3,110
January 2003
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We tend to get time off the day before major breaks, and this time, only an hour. I hope Christmas has a better time of getting of

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Onewing
Member #6,152
August 2005
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Sadly, this holiday (which is usually pretty joyous) has the potential to be the epic pinnacle of misfortune this year has been moving toward for me. :'(

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Thomas Fjellstrom
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June 2000
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I got some new ram for my laptop today, and it doesn't work \o/ Won't see it at all. The ram in it is PC2100, the ram i bought, PC2700, it shouldn't have any problems with the different speed, it should just run it at pc2100 speeds. >:(

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SiegeLord
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October 2006
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I got back scores from my Biology GRE (98th percentile ftw!) and my loan check finally came 4 months after I applied to it. So yeah... a good day overall. Must be the weather I guess.

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Erikster
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February 2008
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Roy said:

mmm... My guess is Christmas (presents) and New Year (party) are in the first two slots? Chocolate Easter bunnies & firecrackers are way behind.

Right on Christmas. I say that your birthday is the best though (depending on your age ;))

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Don Freeman
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October 2004
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"It's gonna be a good day tater!";D

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LennyLen
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December 2004
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Quote:

Why does Thanksgiving Eve always seem like the third best day of the year?

Because you get a bonus holiday on a day of the year that nobody else in the world recognises.

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Right on Christmas. I say that your birthday is the best though (depending on your age )

I don't celebrate those two either. The first, as I'm not a Christian, and the idea of just having a single day that you be nice to people and all that seems a little odd. I mean why can't you do that on the other 364 days? I don't do anything for my birthday either, as I prefer to celebrate things that reflect my own achievements, and nobody gave me any say at all in the matter of my birth, and I certainly didn't have to do anything.

Before anyone starts with the "oh, that's so negative, doesn't anything mean anything to you?" Yes, lots of things do, and I randomly choose my own holidays to celebrate whenever I want to. I think that last year, I got about 20 or so holidays that nobody else did. Suckers. :P

Matthew Leverton
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January 1999
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I was starting to agree with you, but then the "Yes, lots of things do" bit ruined it. :-/

LennyLen
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December 2004
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I was starting to agree with you, but then the "Yes, lots of things do" bit ruined it.

They're important things though, like "today I kicked ass at Red Alert 2" and "today I beat my all-time record of how many french fries I can cram into my mouth at once."

weapon_S
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October 2006
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" 't Was a cold November's eve. As the snackbar closed a last customer came in. It was LennyLen. "Good evening, dear LennyLen. What can I do for you?", the owner inquired. "I'll have four portions of your finest fries", LennyLen hastily replied. "I guess I can still make some fries to go for my favourite customer at this hour." "Nay, I'll eat them all right away!"
Ah, traditions...

le_y_mistar
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January 2007
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edit:-X

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ixilom
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April 2006
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I'm with Lenny on this. I don't celebrate Christmas, new years eve, my own birthday, Halloween, Valentines etc. Those days mean nothing to me.

I'm not sure I'd celebrate "I kicked ass in RA2" though :P
Maybe "I didn't get pwnd in RA2" ;D

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Kibiz0r
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September 2005
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I'm with Lenny on this. I don't celebrate Christmas, new years eve, my own birthday, Halloween, Valentines etc. Those days mean nothing to me.

They don't exist because they mean anything, they exist because we have a societal need to form traditions that bring us together.

GullRaDriel
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September 2003
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Kibizor said:

they exist because we have a societal need to form capitalism things that bring us together.

Fixed. Now you have my 2 cents on it.

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Thomas Fjellstrom
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June 2000
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Quote:

Fixed. Now you have my 2 cents on it

Christmas existed before capitalism got its greedy mits on it you know ::)

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GullRaDriel
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September 2003
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Yes, Thomas, but since it was more than a family dinner it was tranformed in a capitalist party.

In the real Christmas there are not presents.

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Thomas Fjellstrom
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June 2000
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In the real Christmas there are not presents.

um, well, even the bible had presents on the first christmas ;)

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Roy Underthump
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November 2008
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We all know what a long-haired bearded fellow wanted incense for ;)

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Neil Black
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October 2006
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I'm with Lenny on this. I don't celebrate Christmas, new years eve, my own birthday, Halloween, Valentines etc. Those days mean nothing to me.

I celebrate Christmas and the other religious holidays, but especially with Christmas I try to be less about the presents and commercialism and more about spending time with friends and loved ones and all that good malarky.

I do celebrate my birthday, because it is, after all, the anniversary of the day that I became a living, breathing human being. Also, in recent years I've hit a lot of milestone ages (just turned 21* a couple of months ago).

The rest of the holidays are just excuses to have fun.

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*forgot the number :-[

Kibiz0r
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September 2005
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they exist because we have a societal need to form capitalism things that bring us together.

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Yes, Thomas, but since it was more than a family dinner it was tranformed in a capitalist party.

So was Christmas invented by the greedy capitalist pig-dogs or not?

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(just turned a couple of months ago)

He just turned, better throw him out. :)

Evert
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November 2000
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In the real Christmas there are not presents.

The Romans gave presents during Saturnalia, a feast in mid-late December that predated and influenced the Christian feast of Christmas.
So the tradition of giving presents in December is actually older than Christmas.

ixilom
Member #7,167
April 2006
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Kibi said:

They don't exist because they mean anything, they exist because we have a societal need to form traditions that bring us together.

Exclude me from "we" and I'm OK with that :P

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