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Baklava! I love trying to say it. :lol: I once ordered some Baklava "squares" from a Greek restaurant. The cashier said abruptly! "They're TRIANGLEs!" Lol

Jeeezz Louise! Lets just get uptight, shall we?!? :lol:
Well.... next time... try it again and when the cashier says "They're TRIANGLES!" You can retort "No! They are that special kind of parallelogram known as a rhombus! So there!" ;)
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pakarinen wrote:
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Regarding the rest. I'm neither pro- or anti- pro gnos. I'd say I'm pro gyros.

I lean more toward souvlaki, but nothing like a good gyro with plenty of tzatziki.
I am both pro gyros and pro souvlaki and pro tzatziki. I'm developing craving, guys. Maybe some nice Greek/Turkish coffee with cardamom after too.
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notFritzArgelander wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:10 pm
Buckethead 2.0 wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:00 pm
Baklava! I love trying to say it. :lol: I once ordered some Baklava "squares" from a Greek restaurant. The cashier said abruptly! "They're TRIANGLEs!" Lol

Jeeezz Louise! Lets just get uptight, shall we?!? :lol:
Well.... next time... try it again and when the cashier says "They're TRIANGLES!" You can retort "No! They are that special kind of parallelogram known as a rhombus! So there!" ;)
It was nothing but a trapezoid anyway. Base attitudes.
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Buckethead 2.0 wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:43 pm
notFritzArgelander wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:10 pm
Buckethead 2.0 wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:00 pm
Baklava! I love trying to say it. :lol: I once ordered some Baklava "squares" from a Greek restaurant. The cashier said abruptly! "They're TRIANGLEs!" Lol

Jeeezz Louise! Lets just get uptight, shall we?!? :lol:
Well.... next time... try it again and when the cashier says "They're TRIANGLES!" You can retort "No! They are that special kind of parallelogram known as a rhombus! So there!" ;)
It was nothing but a trapezoid anyway. Base attitudes.
That's the plane truth on that angle.
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notFritzArgelander wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:54 pm
Buckethead 2.0 wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:43 pm
notFritzArgelander wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:10 pm


Well.... next time... try it again and when the cashier says "They're TRIANGLES!" You can retort "No! They are that special kind of parallelogram known as a rhombus! So there!" ;)
It was nothing but a trapezoid anyway. Base attitudes.
That's the plane truth on that angle.
Could you cosin for that? Never mind, but that would be a sin :lol: Trig question.
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Buckethead 2.0 wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:57 pm
notFritzArgelander wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:54 pm
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It was nothing but a trapezoid anyway. Base attitudes.
That's the plane truth on that angle.
Could you cosin for that? Never mind, but that would be a sin :lol: Trig question.
Off on a tangent are we? This is logarithmically spiraling out... Nautil-Us.
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I'm getting ready to place an order for pickup groceries.

Given that the virus path is upper respiratory, I'm going to allow some fresh produce.

Also adjusting things, probably obvious to you all but here goes. I'm adapting my schedule so that I take the daily shower after my walk outside.
I also need a haircut, but... I'll self administer. I don't have the skills to do my usual #2 all around but I can take it all off without removing much skin. :)
Scopes: Refractors: Orion ST80, SV ED80 A f7; Newtonians: Z12 f5; Catadioptrics: VMC110L, Intes MK66. EPs: KK Fujiyama Orthoscopics, 2x Vixen NPLs (40-6mm) and BCOs, Baader Mark IV zooms, TV Panoptics, Delos, Plossl 32-8mm. Mixed brand Masuyama/Astroplans Binoculars: Nikon Aculon 10x50, Celestron 15x70, Baader Maxbright. Mounts: Star Seeker III, Vixen Porta II, Celestron CG5, Orion Sirius EQG
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notFritzArgelander wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:47 pm
Buckethead 2.0 wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:57 pm
notFritzArgelander wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:54 pm


That's the plane truth on that angle.
Could you cosin for that? Never mind, but that would be a sin :lol: Trig question.
Off on a tangent are we? This is logarithmically spiraling out... Nautil-Us.
I admit it, you are clearly the vector! I got the nautilus thing too, perfect ratio? 1.66:1?
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notFritzArgelander wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:26 am
I'm getting ready to place an order for pickup groceries.

Given that the virus path is upper respiratory, I'm going to allow some fresh produce.

Also adjusting things, probably obvious to you all but here goes. I'm adapting my schedule so that I take the daily shower after my walk outside.
I also need a haircut, but... I'll self administer. I don't have the skills to do my usual #2 all around but I can take it all off without removing much skin. :)
I use a #4, except for the barren areas. :lol:
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Here is a video that has gone viral about how you can disinfect your groceries. Pretty helpful.

https://youtu.be/sjDuwc9KBps
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Buckethead 2.0 wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:32 am
notFritzArgelander wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:26 am
I'm getting ready to place an order for pickup groceries.

Given that the virus path is upper respiratory, I'm going to allow some fresh produce.

Also adjusting things, probably obvious to you all but here goes. I'm adapting my schedule so that I take the daily shower after my walk outside.
I also need a haircut, but... I'll self administer. I don't have the skills to do my usual #2 all around but I can take it all off without removing much skin. :)
I use a #4, except for the barren areas. :lol:
A #4 would require too much care for evening out.... Congratulations on your superpower! ;)
Scopes: Refractors: Orion ST80, SV ED80 A f7; Newtonians: Z12 f5; Catadioptrics: VMC110L, Intes MK66. EPs: KK Fujiyama Orthoscopics, 2x Vixen NPLs (40-6mm) and BCOs, Baader Mark IV zooms, TV Panoptics, Delos, Plossl 32-8mm. Mixed brand Masuyama/Astroplans Binoculars: Nikon Aculon 10x50, Celestron 15x70, Baader Maxbright. Mounts: Star Seeker III, Vixen Porta II, Celestron CG5, Orion Sirius EQG
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helicon wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:58 pm
Here is a video that has gone viral about how you can disinfect your groceries. Pretty helpful.

https://youtu.be/sjDuwc9KBps
Excellent! Thanks.
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notFritzArgelander wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:24 pm
Buckethead 2.0 wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:32 am
notFritzArgelander wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:26 am
I'm getting ready to place an order for pickup groceries.

Given that the virus path is upper respiratory, I'm going to allow some fresh produce.

Also adjusting things, probably obvious to you all but here goes. I'm adapting my schedule so that I take the daily shower after my walk outside.
I also need a haircut, but... I'll self administer. I don't have the skills to do my usual #2 all around but I can take it all off without removing much skin. :)
I use a #4, except for the barren areas. :lol:
A #4 would require too much care for evening out.... Congratulations on your superpower! ;)
All I know is, the haircut lady says "how do you want it?" I reply "same, #4 . If I do it myself I would end up van Gogh-ing at least one ear." :lol:
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Buckethead 2.0 wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:42 pm
notFritzArgelander wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:24 pm
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I use a #4, except for the barren areas. :lol:
A #4 would require too much care for evening out.... Congratulations on your superpower! ;)
All I know is, the haircut lady says "how do you want it?" I reply "same, #4 . If I do it myself I would end up Van Gogh-ing at least one ear." :lol:
So I'm going full Yul Brynner. It's my formal look anyway. I just won't be wearing a tux. :lol:
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notFritzArgelander wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:46 pm
Buckethead 2.0 wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:42 pm
notFritzArgelander wrote:
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A #4 would require too much care for evening out.... Congratulations on your superpower! ;)
All I know is, the haircut lady says "how do you want it?" I reply "same, #4 . If I do it myself I would end up Van Gogh-ing at least one ear." :lol:
So I'm going full Yul Brynner. It's my formal look anyway. I just won't be wearing a tux. :lol:
This conversation reminds me of why I'm happy to have less hair than most. A wise sage once put forth the proposition, that the Good Lord only made so many perfect heads....the rest He gave hair! :lol:
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Buckethead 2.0 wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:48 pm
notFritzArgelander wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:46 pm
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Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:42 pm


All I know is, the haircut lady says "how do you want it?" I reply "same, #4 . If I do it myself I would end up Van Gogh-ing at least one ear." :lol:
So I'm going full Yul Brynner. It's my formal look anyway. I just won't be wearing a tux. :lol:
This conversation reminds me of why I'm happy to have less hair than most. A wise sage once put forth the proposition, that the Good Lord only made so many perfect heads....the rest He gave hair! :lol:
Well... I don't know about perfect, but my head functions well enough. As for shape? Well the gals say it looks good. :lol: It's just the rest of me that isn't pretty. ;)
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notFritzArgelander wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:55 pm
Buckethead 2.0 wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:48 pm
notFritzArgelander wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:46 pm


So I'm going full Yul Brynner. It's my formal look anyway. I just won't be wearing a tux. :lol:
This conversation reminds me of why I'm happy to have less hair than most. A wise sage once put forth the proposition, that the Good Lord only made so many perfect heads....the rest He gave hair! :lol:
Well... I don't know about perfect, but my head functions well enough. As for shape? Well the gals say it looks good. :lol: It's just the rest of me that isn't pretty. ;)
Fritz, yours is as close as I could hope for. :lol:

Mine is a piece of meat enveloped in a paper container...

Your very words are testimony that it does not matter what WE might think of ourselves. My ex-wife loved bald men. Unfortunately, we messed up on other matters as well.
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notFritzArgelander wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:24 pm
Buckethead 2.0 wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:32 am
notFritzArgelander wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:26 am
I'm getting ready to place an order for pickup groceries.

Given that the virus path is upper respiratory, I'm going to allow some fresh produce.

Also adjusting things, probably obvious to you all but here goes. I'm adapting my schedule so that I take the daily shower after my walk outside.
I also need a haircut, but... I'll self administer. I don't have the skills to do my usual #2 all around but I can take it all off without removing much skin. :)
I use a #4, except for the barren areas. :lol:
A #4 would require too much care for evening out.... Congratulations on your superpower! ;)
I usually get a number 3. Can't go to Supercuts anymore so I'll probably do it myself with my electric razor. I'll ask my sister to cut the back side of my head.
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