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That is a job for Herself, I am allowed to get the tree and plant it in a bucket and am then excluded from the process thank Ghu. I expect this to be the last tree we get, the lights did not even get turned on this year.
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Last year we had a friend who was in hospital over Xmas so we delayed putting everything away until he was better and could come over and have a Xmas with us (just a bit late). With his new job and stress at home he finally came over for Xmas in August! We actually still had the tree up - although we had turned off the lights until he came over.
That was the weirdest Xmas we had had until this year. The whole family got some sort of stomach flu and spent the entire two weeks vacation either in bed or in the bathroom. No tree, no other decorations, no Xmas dinner, no nothing! Got better on Saturday, Rested Sunday and back to work early this morning. Bah! Humbug! Oh, and we felt well enough in the middle of it to go out to eat - my wife ended up in hospital with food poisoning! What fun we had!
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A: Mom, why boys have to love girls? M: It is not exactly *have to*, but is is good so do not be afraid... A: It is not that, but they love they have to merry at the end... M: So? Don't you want merry? A: It is not that, but I do not like the wedding part. M: Why is that so? A: All those guest are coming... M: Only who you invite will come, don't be afraid! A: But there is all that noise and shouting and the music... M: Same there, you pick the music and how and when to play... A: ...and I do not like the food...I like only F's food... M: F will cook for your wedding I'm sure of it... A: You know what M? F will cook, Y and N will provide music and entertainment and M will look after the decorations and quests... M: Sound good... But what will I do? A: Keep me calm?
A is 6.75 years old...
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My daughter was five, or maybe just turned six (here, kids don't start school until the year they turn six), when she came home from kindergarten declaring "Today I broke up with Bjørn Tore!". (Bjørn Tore was half a year younger.)
Later she denied having said that, but in this case my memory is better than hers.
I clearly remember telling my folks at the age of 7 I wasn't going to get married. People thought I was being cute. I was pretty serious.
4 decades later I still have no doubt that was the right choice. Especially the more I talk to my divorced friends, and those who are still together but really ought not to be. I can't count the number of times I've heard "I envy you"--often coming from the very same people who used to refer to me as "that loner kid who prefers to be on his own".
Well, I'm back from a short cruise over the Christmas break. Well okay, I traveled half way around the world to see the annular solar eclipse on Dec 26 on a cruise out of Singapore. Never mind that. One day at breakfast, I saw something I'd never seen before in North America, called "Vegemite". I saw some other people putting it on either bread or toast or an English muffin. I'm adventurous. I tried a little bit on some bread and Holy @#$% :gag: :choke: :spurtle:! What a way to ruin my day!
Where did this stuff come from? The Wikipedia article claims that millions of people eat the stuff every day. I just can't fathom that.
Can somebody please explain a few things
- How did something this awful make it to a commercial product in the first place?
- Who buys this stuff? (On purpose I mean)
- How did it get popular enough that it made money and got sold to several companies that each made a profit on it?
- Why is it still a product now?
- Does it have any other unstated non-food uses? For example, making turpentine taste worse? Keeping rabbits out of your lettuce patch? Keeping the neighbor's dog from urinating on your shrubs? Insect repellent? Rust prevention? Shoe polish? Floor cleaner?
The Fosters beer company had this vile black substance left after brewing beer. Someone decided to put it in jars. Yes, it's still a product. It's halal certified, that's the only real controversy around it in Australia. Because people are f***ing stupid.
When I first travelled to America, I took over some Aussie goods. Everyone loved Tim Tams. Everyone hated Vegemite. I can't stand it myself. I think people who are fed it as kids, develop a tolerance and love it as adults. Which I think is a form of institutional abuse.
It's very much an acquired taste, with parents starting the kids very early on it. Here in NZ we have marmite which is a local variety (different to English marmite), but personally I prefer the Aussie Vegemite.
Once you acquire the taste it becomes a staple for toast and in particular heavy grainy bread toast. Breakfast this morning was Vegemite on Vogel bread toast. A true local delight.
At the end of the day it's no different from any other locally acquired tastes. Otherwise who would eat a lot of other weird stuff like caviar etc
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It comes from Satan's own backside, is bottled and shipped worldwide, where you will find it under the names of and also "Marmite".
Both are identical, vile industrial waste packaged for sale to the gullible. Some love it - my sister used to put it on toast, then put the toast back under the grill to stink up the whole house.
It's a yeast extract with loads of vitamins added, and it's probably those that make it takes like cow flop mixed with nuclear waste, since I like yeast in both of its "primary forms": bread and
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