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Re: most annoying.

Postby Aloka » Sat Nov 14, 2009 8:41 pm

tiltbillings wrote:Image

Cool.



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Re: most annoying.

Postby tiltbillings » Sat Nov 14, 2009 8:44 pm

Aloka wrote:
tiltbillings wrote:
Cool.



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Thanks for responding.
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Re: most annoying.

Postby Aloka » Sat Nov 14, 2009 8:51 pm

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Naughty Mr Tilt !

Here's a nice dish of cheeky mashed potato for you instead of a smilie !

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Re: most annoying.

Postby tiltbillings » Sun Nov 15, 2009 12:49 am

cheeky mashed potato , oooooooo
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Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
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"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson
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Re: most annoying.

Postby LauraJ » Sun Nov 15, 2009 1:20 am

tiltbillings wrote:
LauraJ wrote:Teehee

What I usually do when I reply to msgs with these silly thing, I'll delete them. The more I get to delete, the better I feel. So, do not be stingy in your use of them in msgs to me.


Dear Tilt,

I can't think of an appropriate emoticon to use in this reply for you to erase.
But since we're on the subject of silly things, here's a picture of a bunny with a pancake on his head.


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Re: most annoying.

Postby LauraJ » Sun Nov 15, 2009 2:02 am

Some people also find animated avatars to be annoying.


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Re: most annoying.

Postby tiltbillings » Sun Nov 15, 2009 2:24 am

LauraJ wrote:Some people also find animated avatars to be annoying.


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Very. And sometimes photos of themselves as avatars can be disctracting.
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Re: most annoying.

Postby mikenz66 » Sun Nov 15, 2009 2:51 am

So, Tilt, are you a wolf in bunny's clothing?

Speaking of confusion with avatars, I seem to recall that when I showed a picture of myself to people on E-Sangha, someone (Chris I think) thought it was odd that I wasn't blonde like the colour of the avatar I'm using. Perhaps she expected me to look like Shane Warne...

[My avatar (or at least the object in my avatar) is, by the way, in Singburi. It's a sleeping Buddha slightly larger (but less elaborate) than the one in Wat Pho http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wat_Pho in Bangkok, at 46 m according to this very reliable blog... http://www.thai-blogs.com/index.php/2006/05/22/wat_phra_non_chaski?blog=29].

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Re: most annoying.

Postby tiltbillings » Sun Nov 15, 2009 3:03 am

mikenz66 wrote:So, Tilt, are you a wolf in bunny's clothing?

There are a few (or at least one) here that think(s) I am a stinker no matter what clothing.Image And who am I to say I am not.
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Re: most annoying.

Postby mikenz66 » Sun Nov 15, 2009 3:06 am

Perhaps I can show the bunny picture to my guinea pig. She's feeling a little lonely and needs cheering up...

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Re: most annoying.

Postby tiltbillings » Sun Nov 15, 2009 4:16 am

mikenz66 wrote:Perhaps I can show the bunny picture to my guinea pig. She's feeling a little lonely and needs cheering up...

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Re: most annoying.

Postby mikenz66 » Sun Nov 15, 2009 4:25 am

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Re: most annoying.

Postby tiltbillings » Sun Nov 15, 2009 4:28 am

mikenz66 wrote:::
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That is really cute. How can people possibly want to eat somethig so cute?
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Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
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Re: most annoying.

Postby mikenz66 » Sun Nov 15, 2009 4:43 am

tiltbillings wrote:That is really cute. How can people possibly want to eat somethig so cute?

Beats me.

Unfortunately, I haven't figured out how you're supposed to play with a guinea pig. We inherited her when her owner went back to Thailand. The most fun thing she gets up to is when she "whoops" at me when I open the refrigerator - hoping for a carrot... I've tried to train her to use one of those "critter balls", but she just sits there... :meditate:

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Re: most annoying.

Postby tiltbillings » Sun Nov 15, 2009 4:51 am

mikenz66 wrote:
tiltbillings wrote:That is really cute. How can people possibly want to eat somethig so cute?

Beats me.

Unfortunately, I haven't figured out how you're supposed to play with a guinea pig. We inherited her when her owner went back to Thailand. The most fun thing she gets up to is when she "whoops" at me when I open the refrigerator - hoping for a carrot... I've tried to train her to use one of those "critter balls", but she just sits there... ::

Mike

You can always dress them up. When googling for the photo below "dressing quinea pig," there are photos of them dressed a bit differently. Eeeww.
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Re: most annoying.

Postby mikenz66 » Sun Nov 15, 2009 4:58 am

Maybe next month...

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Re: most annoying.

Postby pink_trike » Sun Nov 15, 2009 5:05 am

Ben wrote:Smileys are the vermin of online communication.
Soon, all we'll be doing is grunting and posting smileys.
It makes my blood run cold thinking that perhaps some of you are already there - beyond help...

:hello: Ugh :cookoo: acckk :alien: grrr :tantrum: pffttt :coffee: meh :shrug: woot! :rofl:

cu - ping u laterz... :zzz:
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Re: most annoying.

Postby christopher::: » Sun Nov 15, 2009 6:13 am

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"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
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Re: most annoying.

Postby Aloka » Sun Nov 15, 2009 8:20 am

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Love your fox avatars by the way,Tilt. I have regular fox visitors in my garden. The cubs are delightful to watch when they're playing with each other and racing about and springing up in the air!


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Re: most annoying.

Postby tiltbillings » Sun Nov 15, 2009 8:53 am

Aloka wrote:.

Love your fox avatars by the way,Tilt. I have regular fox visitors to my garden.


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Actually, they are jackals. I adopted that as an avatar on E-Sangha during a lengthy debate about whether or not hinayana was a negative term and whether it applied to the Theravada. Of course, the I felt and supported my position that yes it was negative term and no it did not apply to the Theravada. During the process of the debate I quoted this passage from a Mahayana sutra: ”Your Majesty, why should one who follows the path leading to supreme enlightenment [the Mahayana], who is like the lion, king of beasts, salute those who follow the Hinayana, who are like jackals?” -- A Treasury of Mahayana Sutras, Garma Chang page 116.

The idea, of course, is that jackals rather disreputable scavengers, which got me wondering about jackals. With a bit of research I found that in reality, while they may scavenge, they are a very intelligent, resourceful animal that mate for life and take very good care of their pups and are very attrative.

We had foxes where I live until the coyotes moved in. Coyotes will eat foxes and wolves will eat coyotes. A dog eat dog world out there. I miss the foxes, but the coyotes are really interesting, and they keep the feral cat population in check. Police sirens set them off into a yipping frenzy that sounds like someone is torturing miniature poodles.

My favorite local beasties are the possums. When I go walkies with my dog late at night, we will see them, and occasionally if we get too close they will keel over and play possum, which is really facisnating to watch. And all of this more than you or anyone else really wanted to know, but now you do.

(I started to reply to your msg before you added the smily thingies, so fortunately they did not show up in reply.)
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