Demographics 1: Long Winters fan locales.

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Canada
4
6%
Middle U.S. - north of the Mason-Dixon line
19
29%
Middle U.S. - south of the Mason-Dixon line
5
8%
East Coast U.S. (NYC to Miami urban corridor)
8
12%
West Coast U.S. (Seattle to San Diego urban corridor)
21
32%
Latin America
0
No votes
The British Isles (IONA: Great Britain, Ireland, Isle of Man)
2
3%
Continental Europe (Germany, France, the Lowlands, Scandinavia, former Soviet bloc)
3
5%
The Middle East (Israel, North Africa, Arabian & Persian states)
0
No votes
Asia (the Indian subcontinent to Japan)
0
No votes
Sub-saharan Africa (the jungle belt to South Africa)
1
2%
The Antipodes (Australia, Oceania, Polynesia)
3
5%
 
Total votes: 66

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all I can type is thank you, Grant.

thank you.
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I hail from the "rough and tumble" city of Everett. WORD.

I am pleased with my place in life. I WORKED today. WORKED! It was fantastopotomous!

don't order steak in ireland. i was in ireland, and still thought it kosher to snack on animals, and ordered a steak. Huge mistake. It was like a piece of leather, peppered and burnt. but other than that, ireland rules.
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oooomph - so many things to answer. alright - one by one:

(a) lumping athens, ga, in with athens, greece doesn't work in my universe, it wouldn't be fair on either. as some of the americans here are gonna (re-)discover in september, the gods of athens, greece, can't hold a candle to those of athens, ga. before zeus produces an album equal in quality to murmur i'm afraid he'll stay second class.

(b) heather - since you were last in ireland the food has improved dramatically. it even has over the past year or so. just come back and try again.

(c) tp put ireland in with islands would still mean having it in there with the uk. how about western suburbs of europe? that would lump me in with iceland and i'm cool with that. *g*

(d) goch is indeed a nice place, fair play to ignatz.

(e) regarding the birth of liz - yes, that is indeed how it must have been. ;-P

:-)

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I'm from da LBC.. um.. fo sheezy? I grew up a few blocks away from V.I.P. records and now I live in a bit more of a safer neighborhood. I really like this town, but I have intense wanderlust and I want to live everywhere, at least for a little while.
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Something along those lines would be lovely.

Maestro grant, that was beauticious indeed. *post of the day award* (sorry, no money attached)

the food in ireland is very good indeed. they even know how to make proper cheddar. every country that has good cheese is my friend.

regarding the birth of liz - yes, that is indeed how it must have been

well let’s say it would explain quite a few things...

I’m all for an all-island option! all in one: iceland, hawaii, ceylon, alaska. well maybe not alaska.

Apart from that, I’ve never been to Long Beach, unfortunately (only made it to Laguna Beach, which isvery nice.). How do you call these cute little birds runing along the water on the beach...?
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Liz wrote:Apart from that, I’ve never been to Long Beach, unfortunately (only made it to Laguna Beach, which is very nice.). How do you call these cute little birds runing along the water on the beach...?


uuuhhh, learn their names? Hee, the only thing I know about birds is to watch out when they're flying over your head. That, and female penguins will have sex with males in exchange for rocks for their nests.

..just got an image in my head of a pimped out penguin. He looks strangly like Gary Oldman from True Romance..

(I blame the late hour. Or the drugs)
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Seagulls?
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BladeRunner wrote:Seagulls?


no.
smaller (sparrow size), brownish.
(but thanks for the thought herb!)
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Liz wrote:
BladeRunner wrote:Seagulls?


no.
smaller (sparrow size), brownish.
(but thanks for the thought herb!)


didn't douglas adams mention them in so long and thanks for all the fish? when arthur and fenchurch go to california to meet wonko the sane? he describes them as "moving as if they had been constructed by someone rather clever in switzerland". unfortunately he didn't name them... still, it was a great opportunity to keep his memory alive. *g*

:-)

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I am an Antipodian (of the Melbourne, Australia variety).
I like my lot in life, here on this island.
But here it is late, time for bed, while most of you I imagine are soon to be getting up to start your days. I hope you all have a nice one.
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Post by grant »

Liz wrote:
BladeRunner wrote:Seagulls?


no.
smaller (sparrow size), brownish.
(but thanks for the thought herb!)


Quite probably, you are referring to a plover:

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jen wrote:I am an Antipodian (of the Melbourne, Australia variety).
I like my lot in life, here on this island.
But here it is late, time for bed, while most of you I imagine are soon to be getting up to start your days. I hope you all have a nice one.


Are you familiar with Adam Ford, the Melbourne poet? Author of the anthology Not Quite the Man for the Job and the novel Man Bites Dog? Wonderful fellow. Just don't offer him meat while dining. I understand he gives readings with some regularity.
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grant wrote:Quite probably, you are referring to a plover:

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Well that looks very close!... are there subscpecies of plovers, cos mines had longer beaks... all I know is that in German they are called "Strandläufer"
EDIT: my online English dictionary told me that little fella is called a "stint" in English. Odd
EDIT II: my "normal" dictionary calls it a sandpiper. your choice...
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Yes, sandpiper!

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A bit larger than a plover, long beak.
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heather wrote:I hail from the "rough and tumble" city of Everett. WORD.



E-TOWN! WHAT?! WHAT?!
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grant wrote:Yes, sandpiper!

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A bit larger than a plover, long beak.


yes! that's him! i've seen that face before!

thanks grant.
are you some kind of (evil?) genius or were you born smart? :)
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Long and bitter years of experience, I'm afraid, moreso than any native aptitude. That and an adventurous youth as a birdwatcher and junior naturalist.
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the sandpipers sang the original mighty mouse themetune. not that that's important, but it's astounding how much cultural significance these birdies have... *shrug*

:-)

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grant wrote:Are you familiar with Adam Ford, the Melbourne poet? Author of the anthology Not Quite the Man for the Job and the novel Man Bites Dog? Wonderful fellow. Just don't offer him meat while dining. I understand he gives readings with some regularity.



Yes I am familiar with Adam Ford, but I am afraid only slightly. I remember reading some reviews of Man Bites Dog, and putting that book on the large list in my head of books I have to buy, but I'm afraid I never did. And I have seen his name bandied about town. But that's all, but it sounds like I should get to a reading or similar!? Melbourne is a great town for these kind of things.
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He's great fun. If you do see him read, speak with him afterwards and tell him I send warmest regards.

Oh, and if you have a chance, exchange mix tapes with him. His musical scope is rather wide, and pleasing.
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Oooh, I will.
And yes, there is nothing better than a good, eclectic mix tape.
Can't be beaten.
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