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Cellar Scribblings / Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Last post by Jeff Wrangler on May 08, 2021, 10:11:24 pm »
Three of my family have their first vaccination shot with the second one coming soon. My husband is now eligible for vaccination, which leaves only my son to wait longer.

I remember when Oliver started school. He must be at university by now.
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American cultural imperialism runs rampant.
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BetterMost People / Re: Collectibles!
« Last post by Jeff Wrangler on May 08, 2021, 10:04:54 pm »
I ought to Google Apache Chief and see if I can learn something about his story line. He looks a little stereotypical and maybe even politically incorrect for the current climate of concerns about Diversity and Inclusion. (I write this because for work I recently had to view a short video about racism directed at Native Americans/First Nations/Indigenous Peoples. It was really eye-opening.)
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Not sure what you're getting at. This version of hold your horses is mine ;D, if that's what you mean.

I am always highly impressed by your mastery of not just English but idiomatic English.

Come to think of it, your English -- at least as used here and on FB -- even seems to be the American version. I think you use American spellings (e.g., flavor vs. British flavour), or at least I've never noticed otherwise. Here's a user-friendly list of differences between British and American English

https://www.boredpanda.com/british-american-english-differences-language/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=organic

Obviously you haven't had occasion to use all of these words, but I don't recall ever seeing you use a British version (with the possible exception of "grey," which Americans also use a lot). Yet I would think Europeans would learn British English. Do you know both and just adjust depending on your audience? Or do they teach the American version there? Or have you written "colour" or call a sweater a "jumper" and I just didn't notice? Or ...?


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Cellar Scribblings / Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Last post by Penthesilea on May 08, 2021, 06:24:52 am »
I also got myself two hats that are light weight, wide-brimmed, and a flap in the back, so my ears and neck are protected from the sun when I go walking.


Tell me about it, if you want.

I took up walking about a year ago after 52 years of hating and refusing any kind of sports :laugh:.

I had re-gained some weight, which is bad for my diabetes, thus the motivation. So April 2020 I took on jogging, but after only three times my knee burst, so to speak. The orthopedist found my patella is somehow not correctly aligned, which I never before noticed, since I didn't do any sports. Long story short he told me to start power-walking. It's like Nordic walking, but with weights (bar-bells) instead of sticks.
After almost a year of fighting with those damn additional weights and recurring shoulder problems I decided to ditch them completely. Now I go either power-walking without the weights (same motion sequence however, looks stupid but I don't care) or alternatively I take my sticks and go Nordic walking.


I started very low-key, twice a week for 30 minutes each. Meanwhile I go walking three times a week, twice for 50 to 60 minutes and once for 80 minutes. So far it's not working in regard to weight-loss, and it drives me crazy. But I've gotten more fit, clearly a difference to one year ago, and I keep my weight in check at least.

I still do not enjoy doing sports, even after a year. It's still a nuisance every time
but I stick to my schedule, no matter the weather. And I do enjoy the feeling afterwards, I'm proud of my progress and my stubbornness.

What kind of walking are you doing?
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Cellar Scribblings / Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Last post by Penthesilea on May 08, 2021, 03:23:50 am »
How are you all?



Hopeful! :)
Three of my family have their first vaccination shot with the second one coming soon. My husband is now eligible for vaccination, which leaves only my son to wait longer. The third wave in Germany and Europe seems to have broken, even if it's still a while to go. States tentatively start to loose some restrictions, which gives me new hope for travelling!
Today, we'll have two guests for a BBQ for the first time since last summer. I can't believe how much I'm looking forward to it :laugh:

I had hoped to be able to travel in June, but as of now, this might be too early. But as long as our family vacation end of July/early August can take place, it's ok with me. I can switch my June travel plans to September. Or go on short notice in June, if possible.

I can see a light at the end of the pandemic tunnel O0
Other than that, business as usual, which is a good thing for me.
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Great saying! Should be a Brokieism if it's not. Is there such a saying in Germany?


Not sure what you're getting at. This version of hold your horses is mine ;D, if that's what you mean.


In German, we also have sayings along those lines and connected to horses:
"halt die Hufe still" = hold your hooves still. Slightly different meaning than hold your horses; in German it can mean to wait but also to be quiet/not to fidget.
We also have "Immer langsam mit den jungen Pferden" = take it slow with young horses, which also means not to rush something.
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BetterMost People / Re: Collectibles!
« Last post by CellarDweller on May 07, 2021, 09:35:55 pm »
Flash, Green Lantern, Hawkman, Hawkgirl, and Firestorm





The "super foes".   Lex Luthor, Ghost of Gentleman Jim, and Gorilla Grodd






More pins are being released.   Artwork for the heroes Black Vulcan, Samurai, El Dorado and Rima the Jungle Girl have been approved and sent for production, as have the villains Giganta, Toyman, and Braniac.
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BetterMost People / Re: Collectibles!
« Last post by CellarDweller on May 07, 2021, 09:34:22 pm »
There is a company named FanSets that makes metallic pins of various characters.

They have pins for Big Bang Theory, Harry Potter, Scooby Doo, Rick & Morty, the Batman TV show from the 60s, various Star Trek lines, and a number of DC Comics lines for Justice League, All Star Squadron, Legion of Super Heroes, and others.

I've managed to collect a number of pins of heroes who appeared on Super Friends.


Here is the collection I have so far.

The 5 original Super Friends -  Superman, Wonder Woman, Bathman, Robin, & Aquaman





Apache Chief,  Cyborg, & the Wonder Twins.


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Cellar Scribblings / Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Last post by Jeff Wrangler on May 07, 2021, 12:00:57 pm »
Another year older, and not a penny richer.  :(
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