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Old Jun 19 2017, 12:03 AM   #4241
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Yesterday I went to a dragon festival. The people that helped put it on compare fossils and dragon folk lore around the word.

There were some plant fossils that looked like dragon scales. I'll post pictures if I can get some to up load.

There was also a Chinese dragon dance and a fire dancer.
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Old Jun 19 2017, 07:46 AM   #4242
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Sounds like fun. Here they make a big deal about Chinese New Year and we had a street parade along the waterfront with dragon dancers and then a concert at night with them glowing under blacklight. I tried to take photos but all I got was vividly coloured blurs.
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Old Jun 20 2017, 11:56 AM   #4243
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Seeing the fossils and compering them to the folk lore makes you wonder. When does history becomes myth?
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Old Jun 21 2017, 08:54 AM   #4244
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That's a very good question, Maw. It also works the other way around - when does myth become history?

The usual answer is that it becomes history when it is written down - but there's no guarantee that what was written down wasn't a legend in the first place.
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Old Jun 21 2017, 03:40 PM   #4245
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Are dragons a folk memory of Pterodactyls?
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Old Jun 21 2017, 08:32 PM   #4246
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Old Jun 23 2017, 03:27 AM   #4247
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I doubt it, because they died out millions of years before the first hominids.
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Old Jun 28 2017, 09:41 PM   #4248
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Last Sunday, I was visiting my sister in the Hospital, She was watching A soap Opera and commenting on how much they were not like real life, Today as I was standing on my brothers porch with him and 7 of my remaining sisters, I was thinking on how much I miss her already. My sister passed away in her sleep this morning, She had decided she was tired, and told her doctors to turn off the machines and stop the drugs. She is with her Husband and Daughter now. I hope when my time comes, I can face my time to go with the same strength and courage she did.
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Sorry to hear of your sister's passing, Michelle. Good thing she was able to tell her doctors it was enough though. That doesn't diminish your sense of loss, I know, but it should help accepting it. (((hugs)))
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My condolences for your loss, Jim.

Just got back from a lovely road trip to Lapland.
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Old Jul 1 2017, 01:27 PM   #4256
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Got my reading mixed up and mistoook your post for Mawra's, her real name's Michelle Sorry about that Jim.
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Just got back from a lovely road trip to Lapland.
Oh, nice. Dit you get to the capital? Or did you stay on the "Finnish side"?
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A few days ago I was coming out of the University Library, followed by a fairly tall guy around 30ish.

"I guess you're one of the professors around here?"

"No; I'm one of the undergrads."

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I do that myself, sometimes quite a bit, the clicker is faster than the mind.
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No, we visited Kiruna (the ESA "space town" of the North) in Sweden and drove past Narvik in Norway. Tornio/Haparanda was a fun experience, you can literally walk across the border.
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Written another Pern fanfic; but I intend its release date to be in November. You'll just have to wait in ante-cipitation.
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Just saw Wonder Woman. Loved this one. It had just enough humor without being silly or too serious. There was some destruction, yes, but on a more believable scale than the recent Superman movies. In fact, I think WW is the best DC movie since The Dark Knight.
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What we really need is new members. I'm active in about three if four Forums all told and I think that the QC Webcomic Forum is the most active I'm part of
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If you mean activity on the forum I'm arid it's me alone nowadays and I've got too much on my life plate as it is
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Hans, I know you come on the site when you can, but you are about the only one who does, at anything other than rare occasions.
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I'm here on a daily basis and contribute when I have something worthwhile to say or something takes my interest.
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I know you are James. My rant started a few posts back, about the lack of involvement by the moderators.
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Went to the IMAX with Boo a couple of weeks ago and we watched Transformers: "The Last Knight" in 3D...

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Had been a while since I'd been to an IMAX, ended up there a month or so back to see Wonder Woman - had seriously forgotten how far beyond just "a big cinema screen" that it is.

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I gave up going to see moves. It tends to give me headaches. I might try again now that I have new glasses.
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My Sister also got bad headaches when watching movies in a theater, she found that sitting in the last row of seats gave her eyes a break from straining and shifting, her eye doctor explained that movies sometimes shift the scenes so much that her eyes were almost always refocusing, which after so long she would get a headache. With the wider field from further back she found it more comfortable to her eyes.
She has also since had a cornea transplant, which helped also.
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Been a real rotten couple of days here weather wise thanks to a Polar Blast passing up the country, No snow here thankfully, but plenty or freezing rain and damned cold weather.
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Cold. And wind. And slips on roads. And ten metre waves in Cook Strait. Branches from the trees around our carpark are all over the yard and the footpath and the road outside. Something that anybody who plants silver birch should take into account.
I was walking down Featherston St today with the wind in my face while on the other side of the road a flag was flying in the opposite direction. I also managed to lose my umbrella - not that it is much use in Wellington except as a walking-stick.
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Our summer's been unseasonably cool so far, with only a few days where temps have hit the 20 C mark. However, people are dying of heatstroke in Southern Europe.
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Know what you mean Vyon. If I hadn't needed to do the shopping on Wednesday and Thursday and the Washing on Friday, I doubt I would have left the house at all.
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I didn't leave the house at all Wednesday or Thursday, even to go downstairs to do the washing. I didn't think Friday was the sort of day anyone would want to go and have lunch with their mother-in-law, but Claire disagreed - so out came the longjohns, the waterproof bicycle pants, several merino jerseys, a polar fleece, the Greenpeace rain-jacket and the hat made out of half-inch thick handmade Mongolian felt - the one I'm wearing on my avatar.

(Stop laughing, Canadians, we're used to howling gusty gales, but not "feels like 2 degrees" on our weather forecast.)

I retrieved my umbrella from the Railway Station Metro supermaket today. It's back to normal winter Wellington weather except for people who still have power cuts, washed-out access, or need to drive to Auckland.
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Sounds like this spring around here, except for the temperatures, Vyon.
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