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#170071 12/06/04 03:09 PM
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One only need to click on one's computer mouse three times, then kiss it, then jump up and pretend one is doing the "Hopak" Ukrainian dance as one pronounces one's new Ukrainian name with as much of a Slavic accent as one's Anglo-Celtic background will allow
Alex,

Well, it's easy to see then why she chose to become an honorary Ukrainian rather than an honorary Irishwoman. Your requirements are much easier to fulfill biggrin . To go Irish, one must place one's computer monitor on the floor, lie on the desk from whence it came, hang bent backwards over the edge, and kiss the screen as a photo of the Blarney Stone scrolls across (marquee style) at breakneck speed, while sipping Jameson's from a hip flask or a cuppa from beleek china and either singing the Irish National Anthem (preferably in Irish Gaelic, but dispensation can be had, for a price) or reciting Robert Emmett's Speech from the Dock.

Many years,

Neil


"One day all our ethnic traits ... will have disappeared. Time itself is seeing to this. And so we can not think of our communities as ethnic parishes, ... unless we wish to assure the death of our community."
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Dear Brad,

When we have the good ol' Irish on our side, we just KNOW we're gonna win!!

Thanks!

Alex

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Dear Neil,

Actually, that was your compatriot Pat Buchanan who mentioned that stuff about buying

As for honorary Irish, I'm sure those participating, once they got the hang of it, would want to renew their pledge rather frequently . . . wink

We once had a thread about vagante ordinations here (to give you some indication as to how old that thread was, Dr. John was still posting here!).

And then we exchanged ways of ordaining one another over the internet.

I actually consecrated Phil - Mor Ephrem a "Catholicos" over the entire South-West USA . . .

While I'm sure my internet ordination won't stand up to canonical scrutiny, JUST IN CASE, we've referred to him as "the Catholicos" ever since . . . wink

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I hesitate to say it Neil - but your method would be exceedingly difficult for me

1) put my beloved iBook on the floor for the Spotted hound to walk on it - you are not on biggrin

2)Whiskey - no taa - have tried - I prefer Whisky biggrin

3) TEA - is outrage - was there tea in 19th C Russia ??

biggrin biggrin biggrin

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3) TEA - is outrage - was there tea in 19th C Russia ??

biggrin biggrin biggrin

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DA!!! There was tea but with jam and only from Samovar!!!!

<Take it away, Father Vasily!> biggrin

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Dear Anhelyna,

Brian is right!

Russians drank their tea in a glass and placed thick marmalade or a sugar cube in their mouth as a way to sweeten it on the way down . . .

Russian tea is very dark and black - warms one up completely - and it was taken as a dessert. The Brits take it at four, as you know, and this was done only because Queen Victoria took tea at that time.

The French have it at five and before dinner.

So who shall be mother?

Alex

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Actually, that was your compatriot Pat Buchanan who mentioned that stuff about buying
Alex,

Please ... watch out whom you describe as my compatriot. Pat Buchanan ain't one eek of mine.

Many years,

Neil, who can't and won't say anything nice about Mr. Buchanan, except that his Clan\'s tartan is one of my favorites.


"One day all our ethnic traits ... will have disappeared. Time itself is seeing to this. And so we can not think of our communities as ethnic parishes, ... unless we wish to assure the death of our community."
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Dear Neil,

He's an Irish American Catholic, isn't he? wink

He ain't no Canadian, eh . . .

Alex

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He's an Irish American Catholic, isn't he? wink
Alex,

Ah, my lad, he may be an American and a Catholic, but he is a Scot - no Irishman biggrin .

Many years,

Neil


"One day all our ethnic traits ... will have disappeared. Time itself is seeing to this. And so we can not think of our communities as ethnic parishes, ... unless we wish to assure the death of our community."
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2)Whiskey - no taa - have tried - I prefer Whisky biggrin
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Anhelyna,
Although, I too agree with your preference to Whisky but you must try a "wee nip" o' Bushmills Black Bush. It's worthy of standing up with the best of them.
As I understand it, Whisky in Scotland is more expensive than the Whisky imported from Scotland to Canada. If you need me to send over a few half bottles, I can do that too. wink

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Dear Neil,

Ah, but I've always had trouble figuring out who the original Irish truly were and where they came from! wink

Alex

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Ah, but I've always had trouble figuring out who the original Irish truly were and where they came from! wink

Alex
Alex, take me for example.
I have an Irish last name, I live in Canada, born in Scotland, My Grandparents were Irish.
Sometimes I myself have difficulty with who I truly am. wink

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Sometimes I myself have difficulty with who I truly am. wink
Brad,

We all have that difficulty with you, just that nobody wanted to bring it up wink

Many years,

Neil


"One day all our ethnic traits ... will have disappeared. Time itself is seeing to this. And so we can not think of our communities as ethnic parishes, ... unless we wish to assure the death of our community."
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now now - that's not nice biggrin

If it hadn't been for Brad I would not have had a video of Alex biggrin

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Speaking of Alex on video, I have patiently been waiting for the webmasters of the Holmes on Homes website to put up stills of that episode, but they've seemed to have skipped it entirely! Season 4 pics are up, but no Alex!

IS OUTRAGE! wink

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