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#81
just me - 15 Nov 2008 // 23:16:42

Hi Bill,
The Asians do wonders with vegetables, don't they. The tuna was great, and we actually have a company here, too, that delivers some really good food frozen and wrapped completely airtight. It's not only convenient, but they have the best fish I've found, so I keep a ton of it in the freezer at all times. Our favorites are the tuna, Chilean sea bass, and north Atlantic salmon. It's nice that you enjoy cooking- great skill to have, and you're probably eating a healthier diet than you would if you ate out all the time or ate a bunch of processed foods.
Enjoy,
jm

#82
just me - 15 Nov 2008 // 22:00:24

Bill,
Aggrandize? Who uses words like that? Only thoroughly supercilious people. I believe that's another big fancy word you've thrown around. (another haha.)

Much of what you are perceiving as arrogance and superiority is what I perceive as her unique brand of sarcasm, but this isn't my battle to fight. I wish you guys could just make peace or at least declare a cease fire. Fighting fire with fire, as you've put it, is only going to increase your blood pressure.

Also, the "way she uses it" could also be an expression of her personality, which you do not particularly like. It just gets your goat. Fair enough- ignore her.

Have a nice evening. I am about to seer some ahi tuna and put it with some leftover stir fried vegetables and rice. The natives are getting restless. Not that you care, but I do hope you didn't forget to eat tonight. :):):)
jm

#83
just me - 15 Nov 2008 // 20:55:27

Hi FIG,
That's a fair answer. I think Condi is playing the Secretary of State role very well, in that we don't know much about where she stands on social issues or other political issues unrelated to her Cabinet position. It would have been interesting to see how she came across to the public had she been given that chance. Maybe that sparkle would have appeared. The debates would have been very interesting and we'd have seen whether she has the breadth as well as the depth required for the job. Who knows?

I posed the question yesterday about whether you thought McCain should've picked her as his running mate. After I asked that, I read a little bit and found that she is "mildly pro-choice." She said that she is sort of Libertarian on that issue, which would definitely rule her out. I think the abortion issue weighs too heavily in the conservative platform right now.

jm

#84
just me - 15 Nov 2008 // 20:44:30

Bill,
She's doing exactly what you and I are doing!

She's using the grammar skills that come to her while communicating. Hers just happen to be very good. When you write in German, or in English for that matter, do you do your best?

I think it's really goofy to pick on someone for great language skills. It would be even goofier for her to dumb-down her writing to make a more acceptable impression, like I am here with that "goofy" business. haha.

How about if we all just lighten up on each other?
jm

#85
just me - 15 Nov 2008 // 20:38:34

I should've gone with the Rodney King quote.
"People, I just want to say, you know, can we all get along? Can we get along? Can we stop making it, making it horrible for the older people and the kids?...It’s just not right. It’s not right. It’s not, it’s not going to change anything. We’ll, we’ll get our justice....Please, we can get along here. We all can get along...."

#86
just me - 15 Nov 2008 // 20:35:26

Bill,
The "who would you vote for" question wasn't Condoleezza v Hillary, but Condi v McCain. Two republicans... one a highly credentialed southern black woman, the other a little less accomplished old white military hero.
jm

#87
just me - 15 Nov 2008 // 20:24:05

WW,
There I go again, making things worse with my meddling. Maybe you don't need any excusing, but the fact is, FIGMENT seizes on you every time you write. It's really not that fun to read. (Bill does too, but that post was addressed to FIG.) :)

I did exaggerate your youth while attempting to make my point, but as a percentage relative to the age of FIGMENT or Bill, it's a tiny error. At the risk of sounding patronizing again, I do enjoy reading your perspective and I don't know many people less than half Bill's age who have lived in so many different places and had the kinds of experiences you've had. Age IS a part of what defines people and how they interact socially.

The weirdos here included, nobody is just one kind of person and they/we don't like being neatly categorized by what they/we were doing when you talked to them/us (chronic pain artist IT mom whatever) any more than you liked it when I asked FIG to excuse your style because of your age.

It would be really nice to see more tolerance of different backgrounds here, as hard as that is when we usually don't even have the basic information. Oh, and I didn't see your reply as "pompous" and I know you're not just trying to look like a big smarty with all that good grammar and all those big words n stuff. ;)

My post did sound kind of dorky, so I'm sorry for that.
jm

#88
just me - 15 Nov 2008 // 05:38:56

FIG,
It's your own business, but don't be too hard on WW. Don't you remember getting overly annoyed with certain kinds of people when you were 24-25? She's a nice person with a lot of potential and it is good for her to be exposed to all of the different kinds of weirdos here. ;) I think it's great that she's out there experiencing the world and I enjoy hearing her young Bulgarian perspective (said like a true "old fart" for God's sake, which I didn't think I was, yet) on things like Ohio State, London, Norway, etc. I wouldn't want to drive her away just because she's different (mean that in a good way.) She and Bill will work it out and you can be entertained along the way?? (?) (??)
jm :)

#89
just me - 15 Nov 2008 // 02:07:14

"Behind every successful woman there's an astonished man," she added.
LOL!!!

#90
just me - 15 Nov 2008 // 02:06:06

FIG,
I'm extremely impressed with all Condi's accomplished, but I haven't actually heard her speak much. She could be seen as a tad mechanical, but I suppose there hasn't been much time for a social life. She is well mannered, at least. It is interesting how she describes her favorite composer, Brahms: passionate without being sentimental.

How seriously do you suppose McCain considered her for VP?
jm

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