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imperialismispasse Donating Member (836 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 02:59 PM
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You know whats weird? (Perspective of a newer member)
Starting to post on a web site that has a whole bunch of tension that you dont know anything about. What the hell is going on with the Window of Joy thread? I dont know anyone hardly on this web site by user name yet so I am so lost. Seems like every body is mad at every body. I guess Im naive but I assumed when I came here that progressive people would be able to work through their differences.

Well I dont know any body so I like every body! :hi: Check in if you dont know what all the feuding and tension is about but just want to have a good time with like minded people!
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leftstreet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 03:00 PM
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1. Stop pissing me off!
:sarcasm: :sarcasm:

:hi:
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imperialismispasse Donating Member (836 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 03:00 PM
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2. Oh crap
:D
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 03:02 PM
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3. Ya know, I've been here for a year or two,
Edited on Wed Jan-18-06 03:02 PM by crispini
and I actually DO hang out in the Lounge somewhat, and I know a few people here IRL..... and I *also* have no idea what on earth is going on.

:hi: Welcome to DU. :hi:
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 03:04 PM
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5. Hi, Crispi!
:hi:

I have no idea what the poster is talking about, and I do hang out here a few times a week.
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 03:05 PM
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7. Hi Sharon!
:hi: Planning is going well eh? is the hotel finalized yet?
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WolverineDG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 03:13 PM
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20. Hi Crispy!
from an under-the-weather dg :(

anyway, the hotel is finalized, but we don't know if Gogi is coming or not, so you might want to make a reservation for your own room. :) you can always cancel & bunk with us two if she ends up not coming. :)

:hi:

dg
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 03:21 PM
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28. Sounds like a plan to me.
Is it the first one or the second one we wound up in? So many emails, I sometimes forget stuff.
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WolverineDG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 03:31 PM
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35. check your pm n/t
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 07:04 PM
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53. Oops -- I didn't realize you had posted this already
I just repeated most of this below.
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 07:04 PM
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52. I think so
But we still don't know for sure if Gogi is coming. You, bunny and Patsy all have your own rooms. DG and I have our room and Gogi will stay with us if she comes.

I can't wait!
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imperialismispasse Donating Member (836 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 03:06 PM
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9. Well
This thread
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
posts 10 through 51 or there abouts. But of course its not just one thread. Its like every day in here there seems to be some tension lately.
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imperialismispasse Donating Member (836 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 03:05 PM
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6. Well I feel better
:hi:Thanks! :hi:
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 03:03 PM
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4. Hey, I've been here over a year, and I still don't know WHAT the fuck
the "window" thing is about.

And I'm not sure I want to know.

Redstone
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imperialismispasse Donating Member (836 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 03:07 PM
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10. Maybe its best not to know
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progmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 04:15 PM
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41. it was just silliness...a reaction to tension
there was some conflict in the lounge, especially in the fall, and the window of joy was simply meant as a goofy "let's all just be happy and silly" thread...and somehow that was interpreted as sinister. kind of sad, really. x(
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 04:32 PM
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44. Oh, jeez, another one of those situations. That happens too much.
As you know. I still haven't forgotten that I owe you a PM.

Redstone
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Shine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 03:06 PM
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8. Hi there!
Most of the "feuding and tension", as you put it, is just in good silly and sarcastic fun. Don't worry, not all the threads are like that.

Besides, have you been over in GD lately?? That's where they REALLY take themselves too seriously. :eyes:

Welcome to DU, btw!! :hi: Greetings, from California!
Shine
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imperialismispasse Donating Member (836 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 03:08 PM
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12. Thanks
I read most in the latest breaking news section. While I have you here can you explain the difference between the 2 general discussion sections? Ive been wondering that for a while and felt like a dope asking.
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Shine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 04:30 PM
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43. Hi again
That's a really good question b/c the lines seem to get blurred, imo, too. I think in theory, anyway, the GD: P is mainly for hard core politics issues, whereas GD is just that, GENERAL discussion...meaning anything goes....but heaven forbid if you post something not deemed worthy enough! :eyes:

Mostly I just lurk in there.

:hi:
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patcox2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 03:11 PM
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17. Lots of wierdness, cliques, recognition craving drama queens
Its strange here. For example, cryptic threads are a sort of group identification, the message: we know what we are talking about, thats what defines us as a group; you, on the other hand, don't know, so you aren't one of us."

Lots of opportunity to assert your agreement with others here, or to ironically assert your sameness by teasingly disagreeing when you really agree. Lots of hugging and posts consisting of nothing but someone's name and hugs and emoticons. I suppose it passes for social interaction.

Just keep in mind the Code of the Schoolyard: Always make fun of people who are different, never tattle, and never, ever, say anything unless you are absolutely sure everyone else thinks exactly the same way you do.
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imperialismispasse Donating Member (836 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 03:20 PM
Response to Reply #17
27. Uh oh
I think I might be in trouble. If I wanted to be that guy wouldnt I be a Republican?? :D
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Shine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 04:22 PM
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42. LOL! Good, if somewhat caustic, analysis.
:applause:
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ET Awful Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 03:08 PM
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11. We are able to work through our differences . . . it's just that
the working sometimes involves yelling, screaming, holding of breath, throwing of frying pans, virtual flamethrowers and other such methods of highly effective communication.

:evilgrin:
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imperialismispasse Donating Member (836 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 03:08 PM
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14. Ha ha!
I see. What about foot stomping and ball taking home?
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ET Awful Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 03:12 PM
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18. Foot stomping yes, but none of us has a ball, it was stolen by a
Freeper troll :P
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 03:08 PM
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13. In any large group, there will be occasional tension.
It's just one of those things.

Sometimes, it's really better not knowing. :)
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imperialismispasse Donating Member (836 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 03:09 PM
Response to Reply #13
15. Thats what the other poster said above
Maybe ignorance is bliss. :D
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 03:10 PM
Response to Reply #13
16. Oh, sure, you say that now. What about when I needed help with
that leaky faucet? Bastard. :grr:
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 03:12 PM
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19. Hey, I said wrap it in duct tape, but noooooo...
...you actually want water to come out when you turn the knob. You want your leak fixed AND full utility? Some people!
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 03:14 PM
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22. You never listen to me!
:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 03:15 PM
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25. I am pure evil. 'Tis true.
:D
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imperialismispasse Donating Member (836 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 03:15 PM
Response to Reply #16
24. I dont do plumbing
But I can wash your window of joy.

I dont know what that means either.
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Patiod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 03:13 PM
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21. I don't know anything except that your avatar is really HOT
Go Flyers!! Did they kick ass on their most recent road-trip or WHAT?

A lot of the lounge threads are, as someone said, just goofiness and pretend-fighting, although some are random pissiness. And it's true that GD is where people get really pissy.

In GD, no matter what you say, someone will disagree with you. In here, as long as you don't discuss dropping your pet off at the humane society, let your cat outside (to eat birds) or complain about badly behaved children in restaurants (or breastfeeding ones, for that matter), you're probably okay. Although you're never 100% safe.

My suggestion is you should talk up the Phillies, cheesesteaks, hoagies and cool little boutique BYOB restaurants.
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imperialismispasse Donating Member (836 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 03:20 PM
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26. Well
Ive never dropped off a pet at the Humane Society. Ive only had indoor cats. I like kids and I dont mind breast feeding.

I like
The Flyers (that was one long road trip. and yeah they did kick ass)
The Phils
The Eagles (ouch)
The Sixers

not a big fan of cool little boutique BYOB restaurants but I do like burgers and fries (and cheesesteaks and hoagies yeah).

So I guess Ill be okay. Thanks for the advice. :D
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 03:15 PM
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23. Suddenly the window of joy opens and a body is seen flying out of it
:evilgrin:

Look I've been here quite a while and I have found (looks around) just go along with the flow they throw feces and the ones that make trouble.....(looks around) you didn't hear it from me.
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imperialismispasse Donating Member (836 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 03:22 PM
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29. Got ya
Dont say nothin to nobody. Check.
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ProfessorGAC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 03:23 PM
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30. You Even Like Me?
That's hard to believe! Nobody likes me. Not even my wife. Oh, ok. So, she and my dog like me a little bit.
The Professor
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imperialismispasse Donating Member (836 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 03:24 PM
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31. You seem fine
Why? Any reason I shouldnt like you?
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ProfessorGAC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 03:30 PM
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33. Sure. I'm Not Nice
I'm cranky, angry, pompous, pedantic, and mean. What's not to hate?
The Professor
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imperialismispasse Donating Member (836 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 03:31 PM
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34. You posted on my thread and you dont know me
That makes you okay in my book.
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 03:39 PM
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36. You are none of those things.
You are intelligent, profound, even tempered and nice.
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 04:13 PM
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39. You're a cuddly curmudgeon.
I like you, sweetie. Anyone who likes Utopia can't be all bad.

:D
Your fudgy friend
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swimboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 03:29 PM
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32. When I'm bathing in joy, I don't look under the rocks.
Especially if someone is saying "Psst, hey look under the rock!"

I've probably had somebody roll his or her eyes at me before because I missed the joke or took things at face value, but in the long run, it turns out it is okay to be good natured.

I have a lot of fun here in the Lounge (and with PMs).
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TrogL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 04:03 PM
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37. IT'S A FREEPER/!!!11 KILL IT KILL 1T
:sarcasm:
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Catchawave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 04:08 PM
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38. Hi Imp....
First of all, Welcome to DU :hi:

Second of all, by the time I got to 400+ posts, I think I "got it" !

Hope that's helpful :loveya:
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pointblank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 07:18 PM
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54. Now Now
Some of us are slower learners than others!

Actually, I have lurked here for awhile and I believe this place changed me in a way, although it was going to happen anyhow (I WAS a fence sitter politically)

Seriesly though, I am going for 1000 posts and I cant wait to have that (1000 + posts) logo nect to my name so I dint feel like a newb when I post!

This is my first time in the lounge and I love it. Only posting in GD was starting to make me boil over.
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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 04:13 PM
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40. sometimes its best to not try and figure out the lounge
Just keep in mind that 75% of the posts here are not to be taken too seriously.

Welcome to DU! :hi:
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 04:36 PM
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45. well aren't you just a little window of joy?
this ain't progressive people. this is the lounge.

Seriously, welcome! Don't pay too much attention to mad people. Most of them are just kidding and acting out inside jokes that probably they couldn't even explain. The others? They'll get over it or go away.

Kick off your shoes, relax. Get a beer. And get me one while you're up.
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eyepaddle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 04:54 PM
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46. Hey I'll say hi!
Others have mentioned it in this thread, I'll just add my two cents. If I see something that cryptic it's either I joke I missed the start of, of a flamewar I missed the start of.
If it's the first, no reason to worry, there will ALWAYS be more jokes coming in the lounge, and if it's the second, well--you're probabaly better off not knowing! :D
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 05:04 PM
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47. Welcome to the Lounge!!!
:hi:

Welcome to DU!

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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 05:09 PM
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48. Five months and 443 posts and you are just "starting to post" here.
Can't wait to see what happens when you get rolling! Seriously, though... this is the lounge... lots of playfulness and many people just having a good time. Apparently lots of misinterpretation as well. The windows of joy are simply windows of joy. Nothing more, nothing less. Welcome to DU! :toast:
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Sugar Smack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 05:29 PM
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49. Hi! I think you're sweet.
That is all. :D
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DanCa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 05:33 PM
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50. Sponges grow in the ocean
I find that immensely wierd. Imagine how much more water that there'd if they didn't.
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Guy Fawkes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 05:35 PM
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51. It never lasts...
and it's rarely serious in the first place.
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GalleryGod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 07:32 PM
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55. Here's a Familiar Image to help you along...
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