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"Cool" advice for the "hotties" in BC

Discussion in 'Social' started by Carolla, Jul 14, 2014.

  1. Mendalla

    Mendalla A Node in the Interdependent Web

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    Hold it, you're going to NL, then to Vancouver Island? That's quite a bit of travel without ever leaving the country. Enjoy your travels.
     
  2. Carolla

    Carolla wondering & wandering

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    That's right Mendalla - I'll be able to dip my toes in the Atlantic AND the Pacific all within less than a week!! Jet lag issues should be interesting.
     
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  3. GO3838

    GO3838 iTeach (there's no app for that)

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    (Turning green with envy) Lucky you, Carolla, going to GC42!
    I would love to be a commissioner for a GC one day.

    Have a thought provoking time, and (if you can), represent us at WC2 as well as your Conference.
    (Represent those of us WC2s who are UCCan, since I realize not everyone on WC2 is UCCan.)

    I will be watching the livestream, and chatting under my username (assuming there will be live chat as well as livestream.)
     
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  4. Carolla

    Carolla wondering & wandering

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    Hi GO - you too could work toward becoming a commissioner - get onto Presbytery & then put your name forward when the time comes. The NEXT GC in 2018 will be especially important! I think I read that it will be held in Oshawa ON - at the technology college & 'hosted' I think by All Native Circle.

    You can be sure that Birthstone & I will both be promoting WC2 :) It would be great to see our community expand.
     
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  5. GO3838

    GO3838 iTeach (there's no app for that)

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    "Get onto presbytery" -and there lies the difficulty.
    My presbytery meets exclusively during the day time on week days, and I have a full time job.
    (I could get involved when I retire, I suppose, but that's well after 2018.)
     
  6. Luce NDs

    Luce NDs Well-Known Member

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    There is never exclusivity in the UCC ... thus it has been declared due to total inclusiveness ... but perhaps this BS has collapsed!
     
  7. Carolla

    Carolla wondering & wandering

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    That sucks. And they wonder where the "young" people are ... sigh. Are there any committees you could join? That's how I have actually been involved - as a member of a Presbytery committee (which meets in the evening, as I too work in the days). It's been interesting.
     
  8. Inannawhimsey

    Inannawhimsey M&M, Cascadian Lovers

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    Actually heard a frog (?) in the backyard two nights
    And saw a lovely black lengthy slug inna forest
    And wondered: how r those 2 surviving in heat?
     
  9. Carolla

    Carolla wondering & wandering

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    Wow - this is an old thread come back to life! It's been a hot & HUMID summer here too once again. Tonight is a bit cooler, which is a nice break. Seems unusual to be at mid August & still encountering this heat. Thinking of all those in the west who are also coping with forest fires & smoke.
     
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  10. Inannawhimsey

    Inannawhimsey M&M, Cascadian Lovers

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    Heard on CBC today that the smoke et al is all the way to Manitoba

    Hoosht!

    I hope that it might b possible for BC to improve its forest maintenance practices (as natural forests left by itself are massive fire dangers)? Who knows, what with all those mountains in the way lol
     
  11. BetteTheRed

    BetteTheRed Resident Heretic

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    Something like "preventive" firebreaks?

    Lightning causes a lot of fires, but too many are still started by stupid actions by humans.
     
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  12. Luce NDs

    Luce NDs Well-Known Member

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    Is it possible for humans to Eire being the attitude towards blind activities?

    Does power blind as severely as nous clear blast in the face of it ... vivid thoughts as dream mastering? Master Bates ... can create some jerks ...
     
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  13. Carolla

    Carolla wondering & wandering

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    Read an interesting article yesterday re how the smoke from fires affects the BC grapes grown by the wineries. It becomes part of the "terroir" of the grape - sometimes causing full harvests to be discarded; some wineries have "relabelled'' their wine from a smokey year - to indicate it does have a smokey overtone to it - which apparently some people enjoyed! UBC is engaged in some research re grape varietals that may be less affected, as the smokey air seems (sadly, alarmingly) to be becoming a regular thing.
     
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  14. Luce NDs

    Luce NDs Well-Known Member

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    A classmate from high school invested in wineries ... he bough cases of his wine to a class reunion ... had a distinct burt rubber taste.

    I took part in a wine tasting course some years ago where a burnt rubber taste was spoken of ... I really couldn't believe people would choose such a flavour ... it wasn't grand ... perhaps reminiscent of a tired old burnt out businessperson posed as politician! A virtual PEW ...
     
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  15. BetteTheRed

    BetteTheRed Resident Heretic

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    On the other hand, have you ever smelled the extreme smokiness of smoked Chinese tea? I have a small tin of it at home, and enjoy a cup very occasionally. However, it resides in a special double walled container, because the smell is very strong and very pervasive.

    Also, I like red wine, but have a more limited taste range than I'd like because of damage to my sense of smell. But I can still taste smokey overtones, so I might enjoy it more than some.
     
  16. Inannawhimsey

    Inannawhimsey M&M, Cascadian Lovers

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    And proper foresting practices
    Forests by themselves are quite dangerous, if completely left to their own
    BC will probably have to invent some kind of forest management robots, as most of BC is super rugged
     
  17. Luce NDs

    Luce NDs Well-Known Member

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    Yes oolong tea just doesn't crank my shaft ...
     
  18. Mendalla

    Mendalla A Node in the Interdependent Web

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    Lapsang Souchang? Bought it once and liked it but definitely an acquired taste. I think one of my team has some. He tried mine and liked it so much he bought some.
     

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