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The "Incredibly Impossible to Derail This Thread" thread
27 September 2012
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I had perfectly adequate French teachers, I just wasn't very good at speaking it.

I can understand what people are saying, but that isn't very useful unless they are monologuing.

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27 September 2012
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My choice to continue in French classes in high school (even though I don't have to anymore and despise the language) was one of sheer need. In Canada, being a unilingual Anglo will be a hinderance if I attempt to follow any of my three preferred career paths of Law, Journalism or Politics. It's really a neccessity for me. And I don't even have hockey that I can watch in French for a while. Dammit.

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

27 September 2012
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Yeah, I was useless at speaking it too - it's just so FOREIGN, like you've got to swallow your tongue to pronounce things properly. It really is a shame I was too lazy to pursue it past the 9th grade, when it was mandatory - our nation being officially bilingual. (I've got the notion of at least fully learning how to READ and WRITE in French however - that's got to count for something, right?)

xpost AARGH, don't get me started on that damn hockey lockout! Damn Bettman! Damn them all! (But at least your NFL refs are on the way back to work, I understand, so there's that.)

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1 October 2012
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I found an original pressing of the "Like a Rolling Stone" vinyl yesterday! I now have one original Bob Dylan album, Slow Train Coming, and one 45! My soul is smiling. a-hard-days-night-george-9hearta-hard-days-night-george-9

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1 October 2012
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Does anyone happen to listen to Keane ? Saw them live yesterday and am suffering from major post-concert depression.

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1 October 2012
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Awesome, Dipsy! I've got an original "I Want You"/"Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues (live)" and used to have a 2nd pressing "Blonde On Blonde". None of the other Dylan vinyl I own(ed) was particularly notable.

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1 October 2012
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Von Bontee said
Awesome, Dipsy! I've got an original "I Want You"/"Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues (live)" and used to have a 2nd pressing "Blonde On Blonde". None of the other Dylan vinyl I own(ed) was particularly notable.

a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Awww, Von, you got rid of your Blonde on Blonde album? a-hard-days-night-paul-7

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1 October 2012
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Von Bontee said Awesome, Dipsy! I've got an original "I Want You"/"Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues (live)" and used to have a 2nd pressing "Blonde On Blonde". None of the other Dylan vinyl I own(ed) was particularly notable.Awww, Von, you got rid of your Blonde on Blonde album? 
Actually no, come to think of it. I kept that one because the vinyl's so nice, with that old Columbia "360 Sound" label. (It actually *may* be an original, but I'm not sure, since rare "true" original first pressings have a particular photo in the gatefold that was soon replaced; mine hasn't got the photo. Whether the ones without are considered 2nd pressings or just another issue of the first pressings is the result of my confusion.) I did get rid of maybe a half-dozen Dylan albums years ago when I replaced 'em with CDs. Or alternatively didn't bother because they weren't very good in the first place, lol! Like "Nashville Skyline" and "Slow Train Coming" (sorry).

One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!" -- Paul McCartney
1 October 2012
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On the theme of vinyl pursuits - I just bought the Real Love vinyl single from 1996. Probably overspent, but I won't see another one for a while.
In other news… I'm facing hockey withdrawals. Ever year since 2005, at this time, I start getting massively over invested in my hockey club. With no hockey (well, NHL hockey) I'm actually desperate for any form of hockey. At least there's a junior team in town.

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

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2 October 2012
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Von Bontee said 
Actually no, come to think of it. I kept that one because the vinyl's so nice, with that old Columbia "360 Sound" label. (It actually *may* be an original, but I'm not sure, since rare "true" original first pressings have a particular photo in the gatefold that was soon replaced; mine hasn't got the photo. Whether the ones without are considered 2nd pressings or just another issue of the first pressings is the result of my confusion.) I did get rid of maybe a half-dozen Dylan albums years ago when I replaced 'em with CDs. Or alternatively didn't bother because they weren't very good in the first place, lol! Like "Nashville Skyline" and "Slow Train Coming" (sorry).

I agree that Slow Train Coming isn't exactly his best work, so no offense taken. ahdn_george_08 I just have a habit of buying any Dylan album that I come across on vinyl purely for the joy of owning an original. Truth be told, I'm a bit of a music hoarder lol. a-hard-days-night-george-10

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2 October 2012
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To go back to an older topic, Dipsy, I was actually thinking about joining the peace corps and working with young children in Africa after I finish school. I never made the connection that I might need to know French. I'm pretty good at it, but I need to get to taking classes if I want to travel the world! 

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2 October 2012
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Really?! That's great, Anna! I'm so glad you want to join the Peace Corps: you're the first person my age I've ever known of who shares my dream. This is exciting news indeed! a-hard-days-night-ringo-6a-hard-days-night-ringo-10ahdn_ringo_09

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2 October 2012
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Von Bontee said
I did get rid of maybe a half-dozen Dylan albums years ago when I replaced 'em with CDs. Or alternatively didn't bother because they weren't very good in the first place, lol! Like "Nashville Skyline" and "Slow Train Coming" (sorry).

Ha! Nashville Skyline is one of my favourite Dylan albums. I have it on vinyl and CD. I love the sleepy, country vibe it has. Slow Train Coming is awful though - I think I have that on vinyl too, from when my dad gave me all his old albums.

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2 October 2012
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Yeah, I've been told I should give Nashville Skyline another chance.

One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!" -- Paul McCartney
2 October 2012
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Dipsy said
a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Really?! That's great, Anna! I'm so glad you want to join the Peace Corps: you're the first person my age I've ever known of who shares my dream. This is exciting news indeed! a-hard-days-night-ringo-6a-hard-days-night-ringo-10ahdn_ringo_09

Yeah I really want to! I'm studying for an early childhood/special education degree, but I want to do more than just teach in a basic school system, you know? a-hard-days-night-george-9

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2 October 2012
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annab93 said

Dipsy said
a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Really?! That's great, Anna! I'm so glad you want to join the Peace Corps: you're the first person my age I've ever known of who shares my dream. This is exciting news indeed! a-hard-days-night-ringo-6a-hard-days-night-ringo-10ahdn_ringo_09

Yeah I really want to! I'm studying for an early childhood/special education degree, but I want to do more than just teach in a basic school system, you know? a-hard-days-night-george-9

So are you thinking of maybe teaching African children through the Peace Corps since you already plan on majoring in Childhood Education? ahdn_george_08

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5 October 2012
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Dipsy said

annab93 said

Dipsy said
a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Really?! That's great, Anna! I'm so glad you want to join the Peace Corps: you're the first person my age I've ever known of who shares my dream. This is exciting news indeed! a-hard-days-night-ringo-6a-hard-days-night-ringo-10ahdn_ringo_09

Yeah I really want to! I'm studying for an early childhood/special education degree, but I want to do more than just teach in a basic school system, you know? a-hard-days-night-george-9

So are you thinking of maybe teaching African children through the Peace Corps since you already plan on majoring in Childhood Education? ahdn_george_08

Pretty much! Setting up schools, working with other members to give them access to proper medical care, clothing, etc so they can come to school ahdn_george_08heart

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5 October 2012
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 That's so awesome, Anna! a-hard-days-night-ringo-10 Who knows? Perhaps we shall run into each other some day...? a-hard-days-night-george-10

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5 October 2012
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During my Biology class today, I was overcome with a strong desire to write. Consequently, this happened lol. a-hard-days-night-george-10

 

If I Could Write Like Dylan

 

If I could write like Dylan,

Would people finally hear

What I've always tried to say

Through years of tempered tears?

 

If I could think like Dylan--

Think the way I write--

Would people scoff and sneer

Or find my thoughts are right?

 

If I could speak like Dylan,

What is it I'd say?

Would people stop to listen

Or turn their ears away?

 

But if I could write like Courtney--

Speak and think and write--

People may soon find

That she's really quite alright.

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5 October 2012
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