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OreoCookie
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Dec 24, 2009, 05:12 AM
 
I just wanted to wish everyone a merry Christmas. I'm really glad I can take a week off work and I hope you can get some rest as well.

I'll spend some time at my parents' place before I head out to Austria to go skiing over New Year, yay!

What are you doing over the holidays?
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Spheric Harlot
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Dec 24, 2009, 05:33 AM
 
We were going to head off to a friends' place in Austria for the New Year, but the swine flu and the fact that I've had to spend the last two weeks in the comfort of my blankets thoroughly smothered any plans of going anywhere.

All I wish for is the strength to be able to take a walk outside before the snow completely vanishes.

Not to be a downer about it: I'm feeling a lot better already, and actually spent a half hour looking at picture books with my daughter earlier. Another couple weeks and I'll be up and functioning.


Just a note: you know all those conspiracy nuts with the "flu vaccination is just a big pharma plot"?

**** them.

No, seriously: **** them all.
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Dec 24, 2009, 06:52 AM
 
x'mas to me can be summed up as follow:

- every restaurant tries to sell overpriced set dinners.
- traffic jam everywhere.
- lots of gift wrapping thus wasted paper. copenhagen my ass.
- people celebrate the birth of jesus with the symbol of a murdering weapon displayed everywhere.
     
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Dec 24, 2009, 08:23 AM
 
Merry Christmas, guys (and gals).
     
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Dec 24, 2009, 08:24 AM
 
I'm in Florida visiting elders. Merry Christmas all!
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Dec 24, 2009, 09:20 AM
 
Tonight: Chinese food with the in-laws
Tomorrow: PRESENTS
Saturday: Raucous Party at the Larry household!

Merry Christmas!
     
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Dec 24, 2009, 09:38 AM
 
Happy Christmas all.
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Dec 24, 2009, 09:41 AM
 
Merry Christmas to everyone. This is our first Christmas "alone" since our son moved out on his own. It's also the first one in a long time that I am not on school break. So my wife and I are working through this couple of weeks (we're both in health care), but we'll have plenty of time together, and with friends. It'll be nice.

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Dec 24, 2009, 09:46 AM
 
Merry Christmas to all of you and yours!
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Dec 24, 2009, 10:20 AM
 
I'm working a 1/2 day today (X-Mas Eve) and then my boss is taking the office out for a Beer.

Afterwards I'll head up to my grandmothers house.

We'll go the the Christmas service at the Baptist church and then hunker down for the night.

Tomorrow I'll drive all over Western NH, and Eastern VT visiting friends and family.


MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY!
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Dec 24, 2009, 10:47 AM
 
I'm in Seattle to be with family today, then will be having a quiet Christmas here alone tomorrow.

Have a very happy Yule!
     
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Dec 24, 2009, 05:08 PM
 
The only good thing is I have my dog for a few days.
     
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Dec 24, 2009, 05:19 PM
 
Don't get too attached. Dogs die.
     
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Dec 24, 2009, 05:44 PM
 
Everything does.
     
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Dec 24, 2009, 06:45 PM
 
Been inclined to wander... off the beaten track.
That's where there's thunder... and the wind shouts back.
     
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Dec 24, 2009, 06:56 PM
 
Today (Christmas Eve): worked from 1:30 PM till 11:30 PM.
Tomorrow (Christmas Day): working from 1 PM till 11 PM.
Day after (Boxing Day): chez parents in Sweden, to actually have a bit of Christmas.

Glædelig jul alle sammen.
     
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Dec 24, 2009, 07:16 PM
 
Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
Glædelig jul alle sammen.
What he said (whatever it was he said).

Merry Christmas all!
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Dec 24, 2009, 08:47 PM
 
Happy Holidays (it's the agnostic in me ).

I worked today, and will be spending tomorrow with my two grown daughters, and assorted family members, which is great. Back to the grind on Saturday.
     
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Dec 24, 2009, 09:41 PM
 
Today: gift opening with the kids, we're dinner guests at some great friends house, candle light Christmas Eve service at Church.
Tomorrow: drive five hours to parents, dinner and gifts with my family.
Saturday: See niece I have not seen in 2.5 years, entire mother's side of family Christmas Party.
Sunday: Speak at Church service, drive to lifetime friend's house, relax
Monday: Drive five hours home.
Tuesday: decompress.
     
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Dec 25, 2009, 04:33 AM
 
Since this is an international forum:

Fröhliche Weihnachten! (Deutschland)

Happy Christmas! (England)

Merry Christmas! (USA)

Joyeux Noël! (Frankreich)

Feliz Navidad! (Spanien)

Feliz Natal! (Portugal)

Buon Natale! (Italien)

Prettige Kerstdagen! (Holland)

Wesolych Swiat! (Polen)

God Jul! (Schweden)

Sretan Božicj! (Bosnien)

Glædelig Jul!! (Dänemark)

Hyvää Joulua! (Finnla...nd)

Sretan Bozic! (Kroatien)

Gleðileg Jól! (Island)

Linksmu Kaledu! (Litauen)

Streken Bozhik! (Mazedonien)

God Jul! (Norwegen)

Mutlu Noeller! (Türkei)

Kellemes Karácsonyt! (Ungarn)
     
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Dec 25, 2009, 04:40 AM
 
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Dec 25, 2009, 09:49 AM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
Just a note: you know all those conspiracy nuts with the "flu vaccination is just a big pharma plot"?

**** them.

No, seriously: **** them all.
\

yeah, those people have never actually had the flu.
     
Sealobo
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Dec 26, 2009, 03:47 AM
 
i get a flu every other winter and recover within days.

never had a flu shot. never will.
     
Spheric Harlot
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Dec 26, 2009, 04:25 AM
 
That's not influenza. That's an influenzal infection, a.k.a. "common cold", a.k.a. "oh, he's got the flu."

For reference, last year's (2008/2009) "real" influenza wave had a survival rate of 40%.

My uncle had it, survived, and was given an estimated full recovery time of about three YEARS. He is now slowly feeling up to snuff again. But he'll probably have to deal with the diabetes as long as he lives.
     
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Dec 26, 2009, 05:02 AM
 
as i remember, Japan and Hong Kong was ranked no. 1 and 2 for averaged life expectancy.

this winter, the Hong Kong government prepared some 2 million shots for influenza (the "real" thing) but only 20,000 people out of a population os 7 million turned up for the shots in the first week.

Hong Kong is a very dense city. We will see how it goes. We don't have a culture of taking drugs.
     
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Dec 26, 2009, 05:12 AM
 
I don't either.

Next year, I'll be first in line.
     
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Dec 26, 2009, 11:12 AM
 
I got the "seasonal" flu shot in early December when I started a new job at a hospital. I skipped the H1N1, at the time because I didn't have a spare arm to get the shot in. I may reconsider that next week-I hate being sick and I don't yet have any sick time saved up, so I can't afford to be sick anyway.

Glenn -----OTR/L, MOT, Tx
     
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Dec 26, 2009, 11:31 AM
 
Originally Posted by Sealobo View Post
i get a flu every other winter and recover within days.

never had a flu shot. never will.
You never had the flu. You've got a cold.
     
   
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