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Twinky last won the day on July 8

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  1. Interesting that you've all named MALE actors with the exception of Goldie Hawn who's more noted for other work. Can I offer Meryl Streep? She has acted in a variety of roles over a very long period, and her roles've all been different. And "believable." As to the great "glamor" actors of the 40s and 50s, they've gone and their ilk will never return. Much more natural styles now. Better.
  2. Funny, Chocky!! Twitter feed says it all, though, really, doesn't it. Still treating adults like little kids. Still trying to infantilize its followers.
  3. Calling out for Ham:
  4. They have a twitter feed???!! (rolls eyes) Bet they still have a static website with no "contact us" email button.
  5. My roads not taken would have included: significant professional recognition/acknowledgment and a respectable place in a respected profession in society a nice house and decent car a loving husband a load of children instead, I abandoned a potentially lucrative career; have only 10 years ago (blessedly) been able to buy a small house; I run a reliable car from 2003; I have never married; I don't have any children. I fought hard to get to where I was professionally, from a background with no record of tertiary education. First (and almost only of my generation and cousins) to get a degree. My house is tiny but it's fine AND it's mine AND I'm nearly mortgage free. It's a miracle, how that came to pass. I might yet find a husband. I will never have children. Not of my own, anyway. (Past the time for that... maybe if I change my name to Sarah?) Maybe I'll find a husband with his own kids - or even grandkids. And these last two are "the roads not taken" - what was stolen, defrauded, from me by TWI - that I deeply regret. Things could have been very different, without their constant interference. Breaking things up. Ruining lives and futures. What I DO have - is peace of mind. I am free of that organization and its miseries. I am content and thankful with the life I have. That doesn't stop me from wanting a little more. But that's not a "driver" in my life. I will go along the road the Lord has chosen for me and explore with enthusiasm and confidence all opportunities presented to me along that road.
  6. At Corps level, you have to explain why your believing was so poor that you let in devil spirits that caused the lightbulb to blow. Then, your coordinator calls in Multi-Services Dept and a few days later, a crew of 6 arrives to change the bulb.
  7. Original post. Your starter for 10:
  8. Interesting old thread this. Pity it deteriorated. I really did want some answers, about whether we'd recognize any "gift ministries." But thinking about it: Is a prophet a difficult person to live with, really? Sure, on occasions they might speak out with boldness and p1$$ off a lot of "authorities." But let's think. Jesus... one who always spoke out for God. A prophet, therefore. Had loads of buddies who hung around with him. Males as well as females. They wouldn't have done that if he were difficult to be around. Paul, the apostle Paul: one who after his dramatic meeting with Jesus on the road to Damascus, again always spoke out for God. A prophet, therefore. Travelled all the Med area with a faithful band of followers (only males mentioned, doesn't exclude there being women followers). Was welcomed into the houses of those to whom he spoke. They wouldn't have done that if he were difficult to be around. Visited some people, or groups of people, many times. I'm sure that in both OT and NT times, there were those who might have been deemed prophets and, just like anyone else, some were easy to get on with, and some were less so. If you attend a decent church, you might find that some clergy are easier to be around than others. I think that this saying by the (in)famous wannabe prophet VPW was just his excuse for his failure to address his genuine lack of people-skills. He didn't want to put the effort into "pastoring" them, but did want to terrify people by "confronting" them. Thus, he says that prophets are hard people to live with - and supplies his own excuse for being obnoxious and manipulative.
  9. Just popped up in my Facebook news feed:
  10. Now, what was hard was coming from overseas, and my friends from overseas came to RoA (it's surprising how many came, none of them had much money, and the airfare was huge). I didn't have time to see them, and would have to beg for an hour off work to spend time with them on their departure day. The year I was leaving, after two years in rez, all of them took something back with them (books and such like that I'd acquired, Corps notes). Very kind of them, but getting this stuff to them was hard work as there was no time to meet up! But these overseas visitors did have a great time. I was pleased for them. Lots of fellowship with like-minded believers. A sense of vision, coming from a small country with only one large fellowship, and to enjoy thousands of other people from many other countries (though mostly, of course, from the USA).
  11. I like camping. In a tent. A little one. Yes, really, I do. Though the only tent I stayed in at RoA was the big Corps tent. One year in Founders Hall (really??), and one year (graduation year) in the Corpstels (horrible, very cramped, and far too hot).
  12. Rock of Ages class ??!! After my time... did you say Class !!??
  13. Oh, by the way, I'm talking early 90s. US Corps were supposed to come for Corps week, later reduced in time period; then stay and serve at RoA. That must have been tough, for family holidays, because annual leave allowances are so very mean in the USA. No leave left to visit family or take a (real) holiday in another location. Maybe you should be pressing your govt to allow longer paid holidays as workers' rights? (Yeah, that'll really happen with this administration!) In other words, US workers are used to being exploited.
  14. As a matter of fact, I rather enjoyed RoA set-up while I was in rez. It was mostly a fun time. A lot more laid back. Working outdoors, and generally a fun crew to mess around with. Everyone was more relaxed, but more focused. Yes, it was hard work at time, but at mid-afternoon (or whatever) break, there was lots of fresh fruit and water to re-hydrate. Evenings were often a lot of ground work, but that was better than the interminable classes and re-runs of How to Floss One's Teeth, or Song Leading. Got to pay (ie work) with people who might otherwise have been stuck in offices and who otherwise I might not have met. We scrubbed all the portable chairs and then they were all strung in the Big Top. Scrubbing the chairs seemed sensible; sometimes they weren't very clean. They looked neat when set out - but of course they never stayed in neat lines. Scrubbed portaloos. Set out tables, cloths, the chicken frying thing (wonder if they still have that?) Planted flowers early, so that the flower beds would be lovely when people came. I think if all that work had been going n (by contractors) I'd've been ticked off that I couldn't have been involved. I seem to recall that as the Rock neared, we worked whole days (ie, lost Study Hall for half a day) and I did resent that. But it was fun, preparing everything to bless the visitors. Is volunteer labour a bad thing? I don't think so. I think of the hugely popular festival that takes place at Glastonbury most years. A lot of people like to vol for that, as litter-pickers, set-up before and after, etc. They do it because they get a free ticket to the event. I vol'd at the Christian tent at Glasto (free ticket, yay!) (Springsteen the headline act! yay!!). Clearer-uppers in the weeks afterwards get paid minimum wage with few perks, but there's still plenty that want to do that. Perhaps that's the case with most festivals, commercial or free.