A Conversation for The Man from Delaware: In the Beginning

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minorvogonpoet

Yes, this is interesting, intriguing, but throws up still more questions.
Why has the Dark chosen to annoy this unassuming man in brogues? Why Delaware? (I know it has a Sussex county but don't know if that's relevant.)

And...is he going to have more adventures? smiley - biggrin


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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

Delaware is a most important place...no doubt sitting atop mysterious ley lines and such...Philadelphia is a hotbed of folklorists...

I want to know how much gardening he's going to get done in Delaware in March. smiley - rofl

http://www.currentresults.com/Weather/Delaware/weather-averages-march.php

I know why they picked the Man from Delaware. He has nerves of steel.

I figure if he teaches at Haverford, he probably lives in Wilmington or Newark. If he lived further south, the commute would probably kill him. The drive from Newark, Delaware, would take 56 minutes, according to Google. Ha, in their dreams. Or on New Year's Day with no traffic. This involves I-95. Here is what I-95 looks like, courtesy of a brilliant Youtube maker with good taste in rock music:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JE2q94VH0o

If he does this twice a day, the Man from Delaware would not flinch before time travel.


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Post 3

FWR

He sits in his garden.immaculate in march. As for his commute...wouldn't a zip code be a little overkill.have to have some mystery


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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

Absolutely. smiley - ok


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Post 5

FWR

Sad to see him go.lol


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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

smiley - laugh We'll soon find another subject. I have a mermaid coming up who works in the online softcore industry...

I just meant that if you live in Delaware, that's the only way to get to Philadelphia's Main Line. And I enjoyed that video. It brought back memories of the time we - together with most of the city - tried to get out of town in a hurry for Fourth of July. I-95 was a parking lot - about nine lanes wide. smiley - rofl It took us about four hours to get to Fenwick...we ended up in the pool at our motel about 7.30 pm, watching an endless stream of cars still coming down US 1...


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minorvogonpoet

The London orbital M25 i often like that. They call it the biggest car park in Europe!


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Post 8

FWR

Two words...motor...sickle! smiley - biker


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Post 9

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

smiley - rofl I fall off a bicycle. This would not be a good idea. Although bro-in-law had one for awhile, said he cried when he had to give it up, it used so little petrol...

People, we were out in the snowy countryside. It's -14C out there. Very pretty, since it's still snowing. We saw the huge moon through a break in the clouds...

The best time in the world to go grocery shopping at Walmart: 9.30pm on 1 January. Employees seriously outnumbered customers. smiley - rofl


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Post 10

FWR

Two more...jet. Ski. We have a bit of sleet and the country grounds to a halt!


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Post 11

FWR

Jet ski? Sorry, bit tired again.That's water isn't it? Sorry, snow jet thingy, snow cat? Bob cat? Bob Hope...Bing Crosby, White Christmas..and a Happy New Year! (Now would be a good time to bring on the mermaids)


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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

smiley - snork Snowmobile? Not sure. They could probably make one out at the farm.

Last evening, we had a traditional New Year's dinner. This looked almost normal. Afterwards, though, we unpacked the gift my other nephew had bought us: one of those battery-powered waterfall thingies. It didn't work, and I was afraid to take it apart because I am clueless.

They weren't, they aren't. There must be a joke that starts, 'A car mechanic, a mechanical engineer, and a nuclear physicist walk into a kitchen...' We spent an hour or so experimenting, replaced the batteries with an electrical cord (Sis had a basket full of them), cleaned the water pump, discovered the Chinese didn't know how much an ounce of water was, and voila - a beautiful, functional, decorative but useless tchotchke! smiley - rofl Sis said we should remember to tell my nephew that his gift was a hit - we got much entertainment out of it.

All you have to do is give those people something broken to fix, and they are happy as cats in catnip..


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SashaQ - happysad and 'slightly mad'

smiley - biggrin

Great story - I could really visualise the shifts, and spotted the bikers in France that were there from FWR's personal experience smiley - ok


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Post 14

FWR

Well spotted!


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Post 15

minorvogonpoet

A car mechanic, a mechanical engineer walked into a kitchen and started cooking lunch for themselves. The nuclear physicist looked at the recipe.
"These quantities are enough for four. If I work out the amounts for three, I end up with .666 of a kilo of potatoes."
The mechanical engineer looked at the kitchen scales. "These aren't accurate. The smallest amount you can weigh is 25 grams."
The car mechanic shrugged. "Just guess and chuck it in. It'll be good enough."
smiley - run


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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

smiley - snork

Don't get my sister started on people who own kitchen scales...we grew up without measuring cups. smiley - laugh


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SashaQ - happysad and 'slightly mad'

smiley - laugh Great joke!

(shivers at the concept of not even having measuring cups - I struggled with my old kitchen scales that were only good to 25g, but I've now got ones that are correct to 1g so that makes me quite happy (my favourites were the scales in the chemistry lab at school that could measure 0.666g if I wanted to))

I like the joke about the engineer, the physicist, and the mathematician who see a sheep in a field smiley - blacksheep The engineer says, "There are black sheep in that field". The physicist says, "There's at least one black sheep in that field". The mathematician says, "There's at least one sheep in that field, at least half of which is black". smiley - rofl


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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

smiley - rofl My sister said her students came up with something like that. They reduced a recipe, but wanted to know how to use half an egg...they had a conversation about this thing called reality...

There is a side effect of not using the metric system - we don't use no stinkin' scales. Also, if you cook with proportions, you can use the old coffee cup with the broken handle for all your measuring needs, plus a teaspoon and a tablespoon. But then, my grandmother tenderised steak with a claw hammer...



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Post 19

minorvogonpoet

And the philosopher says "We only think there is a black smiley - sheep in that field."


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Post 20

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

smiley - eureka Or a smiley - blacksheep!


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