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Re: Random Stuff to Ponder...

Postby shireling » Tue Aug 25, 2015 12:41 pm

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Re: Random Stuff to Ponder...

Postby shireling » Mon Aug 31, 2015 12:54 am

Be with someone who always wants to know how your day was.
— i think this is so very important. it’s surprising how many of us settle for less.
(via terrible)


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Re: Random Stuff to Ponder...

Postby shireling » Sun Sep 20, 2015 11:17 am

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Re: Random Stuff to Ponder...

Postby shireling » Sun Sep 20, 2015 11:35 am

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Me, yesterday, doing online jigsaw puzzles when I should have been reading my bookclub book for Monday
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Re: Random Stuff to Ponder...

Postby shireling » Tue Sep 22, 2015 11:18 pm

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I can't help wondering if all the smooth places are where the writer was censored?
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Re: Random Stuff to Ponder...

Postby Padfoot » Thu Sep 24, 2015 12:47 pm

Hmmm. Looks like it..
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Re: Random Stuff to Ponder...

Postby shireling » Thu Sep 24, 2015 11:24 pm

I found this translation to it

"Tell Ea-nasir: Nanni sends the following message:

When you came, you said to me as follows : "I will give Gimil-Sin (when he comes) fine quality copper ingots." You left then but you did not do what you promised me. You put ingots which were not good before my messenger (Sit-Sin) and said: "If you want to take them, take them; if you do not want to take them, go away!"

What do you take me for, that you treat somebody like me with such contempt? I have sent as messengers gentlemen like ourselves to collect the bag with my money (deposited with you) but you have treated me with contempt by sending them back to me empty-handed several times, and that through enemy territory. Is there anyone among the merchants who trade with Telmun who has treated me in this way? You alone treat my messenger with contempt! On account of that one (trifling) mina of silver which I owe(?) you, you feel free to speak in such a way, while I have given to the palace on your behalf 1,080 pounds of copper, and umi-abum has likewise given 1,080 pounds of copper, apart from what we both have had written on a sealed tablet to be kept in the temple of Samas.

How have you treated me for that copper? You have withheld my money bag from me in enemy territory; it is now up to you to restore (my money) to me in full.

Take cognizance that (from now on) I will not accept here any copper from you that is not of fine quality. I shall (from now on) select and take the ingots individually in my own yard, and I shall exercise against you my right of rejection because you have treated me with contempt."


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Re: Random Stuff to Ponder...

Postby shireling » Thu Oct 08, 2015 11:22 am

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Re: Random Stuff to Ponder...

Postby shireling » Thu Oct 08, 2015 11:45 am

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Oh, please :roll: ...
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Re: Random Stuff to Ponder...

Postby shireling » Thu Oct 08, 2015 12:00 pm

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Re: Random Stuff to Ponder...

Postby shireling » Wed Oct 21, 2015 8:36 pm

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Re: Random Stuff to Ponder...

Postby shireling » Wed Dec 02, 2015 8:22 pm

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Re: Random Stuff to Ponder...

Postby Padfoot » Thu Dec 03, 2015 11:49 am

Hmmmm... *scratches head* ... :lmao:
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Re: Random Stuff to Ponder...

Postby shireling » Sat Dec 05, 2015 3:52 pm

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I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: “Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed:
And on the pedestal these words appear:
‘My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!’
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.” - Percy Bysshe Shelley


I met a programmer the other day
Who said “A vast and blocky plastic box
Stands in my workspace; in it, so they say
Half-dead, a chip from Intel lies, which clocks
566 M-hertz; the CD drive
And fifteen gigs, and bundled AOL
Must have seemed neat when Reagan was alive
But now the stickers on its lifeless shell
Seem only fit sad memories to revive
And on the light beige case are words that say:
“THIS COMPUTER IS NEVER OBSOLETE
SURF! INVEST! EMAIL! TYPE! SHOP! TRAVEL! PLAY!”
The monitor is dark; near its defeat
My new and shiny MacBook whirs away. - alienpapacy
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Re: Random Stuff to Ponder...

Postby shireling » Sat Dec 12, 2015 6:50 pm

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