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Dillon Levenque

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  1. A whole lot of my cars spent a whole lot of time not forgiving me for the things I said to them in moments of frustration and anger.
  2. You seem pretty clearly to be bothered by him doing things you'd both (or at least YOU thought you'd both) agreed would be out of bounds. I think most people would be. I don't really know what else you can do but confront him directly with all this (which of course would mean you admitting to doing some snooping around) and seeing what happens. Not fun stuff, but maybe that's what is needed. Good luck.
  3. This is a triple-header but then I don't use up much space here most of the time so I figure I can get away with it. The other day I included an old Chuck Berry tune in a post elsewhere and @Scylla Rhiadra said she'd always thought that was a Beatle's tune. Well, it WAS a Beatle's tune but for them it was a cover. I just saw another example of that in a thread today ("Please Mister Postman") and thought I'd play some originals. The Beatles started in music playing mostly covers, just as any band would. A lot of their covers wound up on albums, again not too unusual. But the Beatles were so incredibly popular (didn't hurt they were also damn good musicians) that even their covers became big hits, and those songs kind of get credited to the Beatles now. The one I played by Chuck Berry was "Rock and Roll Music". I'll leave that out since it's just been done, but here are three more examples. The Marvelettes: Barrett Strong: And last, the Eisley Brothers with a song that almost everybody remembers as a Beatles song (Ferris Bueller had a lot to do with that). This one the Beatles improved, in my opinion; there version is more uptempo: There are more, but these three might be the best known.
  4. Everybody join hands! We gotta pull Clover out of the whirlpool!
  5. I'd heard (and apparently Wikipedia heard the same source) that root beer was invented by an American druggist. It was (still is, sometimes) made from sassafras or sarsparilla. In the version I heard the motivating factor was to find a substitute for regular alcoholic beer, and thus to reduce the amount of ruckus the local working men caused. In a way, it's kind of fitting that it's become the beverage of choice for a woman that causes more ruckus than a legion of thirsty coal miners.
  6. Some people don't think there really is an alpha—that it was never released due to unresolved issues with the beta version.
  7. Okay, I like root beer as well as the next person (long as the next person's not you) but that's just wrong. You put that river back right now!
  8. We'll just disagree slightly and (hopefully) amicably, then. I think there's plenty of time in any young person's life (assuming no familial or marriage responsibilities) to include the exploration of Second Life as a pastime. I would agree wholeheartedly that the real is to be experienced and explored first and foremost.
  9. I don't think age has all that much to do with why someone's here rather than venturing out in RL. You might be surprised at how many young people are not only enjoying SL but are active and appreciated members of this forum. This—inworld, the forum, other forums and countless blogs, all of it—is a society, a city, a world even. I'm an old fogey, but it pleases me greatly to see there are younger fresher minds to share in our socializing. I say welcome, and the more the merrier.
  10. I heard this on another forum; a smart lady named Myf McMahon listed it in a collection of Christmas music and it instantly became part of my tiny collection of favorite Christmas songs. That was about three years ago; it still gets to me.
  11. How have I not learned this word before now? If the various definitions I found on Google are even close, it's almost the perfect profanity. All-inclusive, gender neutral, the whole bit. I must have it. I suppose I'll have to spend time in Quebec to really get the pronunciation and inflection down pat, though. Maybe in the spring.
  12. Thanks. Actually I did see what must have been the second thread, so now I know. She had a remarkably low threshold of agitation, seemed to me. Getting upset at people who did nothing more than point out what she was doing was probably not going to go well.
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