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Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 7th July 2010, 10:25 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 44,491
Posted By Maria S.
Congrats, Spain!

I have just gotten home from watching the game Germany - Spain in a Biergarten in Germany.

The Spanish team really kicked ass. Just could not understand why the German team played so timidly...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 5th February 2010, 09:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,218
Posted By Maria S.
Well said. I remember another new safety measure...

Well said. I remember another new safety measure such as fingerprinting all new foreigners entering Japan. There was such a hype about it!! The ones who screamed the loudest were the U.S.Americans...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 28th January 2010, 08:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,049
Posted By Maria S.
Germany also has the performing rights society...

Germany also has the performing rights society (GEMA) which I don't have to deal with.
But we also have the infamous GEZ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geb%C3%BChreneinzugszentrale) (public...
Forum: Geek's Corner 9th January 2010, 07:51 PM
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Views: 405,018
Posted By Maria S.
I enjoyed those pics. But I would not go up there...

I enjoyed those pics. But I would not go up there even if you offered me Green eggs with ham.

I could not go up there in a Dirndl or you with Lederhosen.
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 7th November 2009, 09:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,219
Posted By Maria S.
Years ago I had thought about this question...

Years ago I had thought about this question before and came up with an old-fashioned answer.

I would save my kids' photos and the patchwork quilts I had made in "another time of my life". None of...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 22nd September 2009, 02:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,248
Posted By Maria S.
Be careful - I might just stop by on my next...

Be careful - I might just stop by on my next visit to Maryland ;D
But I would not have to come and drink with you in a Dirndl (http://www.mydirndl.com/), would I?
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 22nd September 2009, 08:54 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 73,997
Posted By Maria S.
A violent tropical storm enveloped a sailing...

A violent tropical storm enveloped a sailing yacht off the southern coast of Florida lasting all night and most of the next morning. As the sky cleared and the seas calmed, the people on the yacht...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 22nd September 2009, 08:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,248
Posted By Maria S.
Some of these photos are really good! So good, I...

Some of these photos are really good! So good, I enjoy looking at them more than actually being there.

I was there once, quite a few years ago, and it is a wild place: downing six million liters...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 5th August 2009, 09:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,888
Posted By Maria S.
Would this idea work in Spain too?

The Germans have come up with an innovative idea of combining what they do best - drinking beer and bike-riding.
They often ride the bike, but only drink a "Radler" (beer and lemonade mix) to keep...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 31st July 2009, 05:58 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 73,997
Posted By Maria S.
Dr. Schlambaugh, a senior lecturer at the...

Dr. Schlambaugh, a senior lecturer at the Chemical Engineering Department, University of Oklahoma, is known for posing questions on final exams like: "Why do airplanes fly?"

In May a few years...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 25th July 2009, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,747
Posted By Maria S.
The above picture reminded me of the following...

The above picture reminded me of the following quote:

"I cried because I had no shoes. Then I saw someone without feet."

Things will turn around again, try to keep your spirits up (any kind of...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 26th May 2009, 08:23 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 73,997
Posted By Maria S.
Not the greatest joke, but maybe Ben can relate...

Not the greatest joke, but maybe Ben can relate to it ;D:

I was in my ninth month of pregnancy and feeling very uncomfortable. On top of everything, my pleas for sympathy seemed to go unnoticed by...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 25th March 2009, 10:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,183
Posted By Maria S.
I will miss Edith, too. She loved good...

I will miss Edith, too.

She loved good language usage, she was not afraid to speak her mind, she was enthusiastic about her beautiful photography, and she was such a positive person.

Actually,...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 19th January 2009, 09:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,821
Posted By Maria S.
These wing suit enthusiasts are something else......

These wing suit enthusiasts are something else...

30% of the world's population is born with this thrill-seeking gene ( both mental and physical activities).

Anyone of you in either category?
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 12th January 2009, 10:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,666
Posted By Maria S.
I took the two minutes to list your website. ...

I took the two minutes to list your website.

As a matter of fact, a Canadian consulted me today on buying real estate in Germany (I have information on that) and Spain ( I referred him to your...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 25th December 2008, 06:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,452
Posted By Maria S.
Merry Christmas everyone! We have had a...

Merry Christmas everyone!

We have had a wonderful Christmas so far.

It started on Tuesday, when I got another year older. Then our celebration on Christmas eve (German style), then a big...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 16th December 2008, 09:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 14,222
Posted By Maria S.
German style, we will celebrate on Christmas eve....

German style, we will celebrate on Christmas eve. (The night before we will be out for Carol singing at a British friend's house... party time!)

On Dec 24th, we will be having a Franconian dish...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 29th November 2008, 11:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 18,640
Posted By Maria S.
I am so glad to have taken this trip to New York....

I am so glad to have taken this trip to New York. Now some friends have asked me to take them there as well!!

The New Yorkers made me feel like a local. When they yelled at me from behind the...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 28th November 2008, 07:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 18,640
Posted By Maria S.
My apologies. I had to go back to your post...

My apologies.

I had to go back to your post and then I realized your post was from Nov 23, but 2006!!!! An oversight on my part. Yet it was good to know I was not totally losing it...

New York...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 28th November 2008, 01:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 18,640
Posted By Maria S.
We might be on different calendars, but...

We might be on different calendars, but Thanksgiving was yesterday on Nov 27th, which is also part of this four-day weekend in the USA.

I was in New York last Sunday (Nov 23) and I was shopping at...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 16th November 2008, 09:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,509
Posted By Maria S.
How is the baby?

Based on Jon's post, the baby has arrived!?!

I have been waiting and watching to see any signs of the arrival...

Monday's child is fair of face.
Tuesday's child is full of grace.
Wednesday's...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 17th October 2008, 09:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,407
Posted By Maria S.
Here is a related story which only takes a minute...

Here is a related story which only takes a minute of reading...

Is this a true story? I would like to think so:
http://www.helpothers.org/story.php?sid=10040
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 16th October 2008, 07:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,126
Posted By Maria S.
World: rural Japan Olympic Mountains in...

World:
rural Japan
Olympic Mountains in Washington State
San Francisco
Chesapeake Bay
Fes/Morocco


Europe:
The Faroe Islands
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 13th October 2008, 09:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,317
Posted By Maria S.
I agree with Gary. In political satire -...

I agree with Gary.

In political satire - among other arts of writing - anything is allowed even if it means calling a black man poor or calling a white man rich.

This is just plain British...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 13th October 2008, 08:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,436
Posted By Maria S.
I see this being friends feature as something...

I see this being friends feature as something only adolescents might find important.
But I still wonder - what did YOU write to attract 500 friend requests..;D
Tell us the truth :D
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