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Re: How was your day
« Reply #2520 on: December 06, 2020, 04:00:43 AM »
Thank you Arctic Fox; that is one of my favourite pieces of music.

Thank you.

Even that short & simple music shows (for me that) Jean Sibelius was one the greatest composers in 20th century.

For many Finnish (language) sounds harsh, weird (= not pretty?). It does not belong to Indo-European language family (like almost all languages in Europe). It is very different (grammar, not only vocabulary), and one of the most difficult one to learn. It also has lots vocals (and less consonants) in words vs for example English. Long double vocals, double consonants etc. Still in this particular one (hymn) ... I think it sounds pretty nice? Transporting exactly that feeling (see below). 

I'll not go to translate lyrics, but shortly: It summarizes how much all has come to cost for small nation/people and rises hope for better future (as finally Independent country).
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Re: How was your day
« Reply #2521 on: December 06, 2020, 08:02:58 AM »
Today?

Hopefully well.

It is small country's 103. Independence Day. Can not celebrate that much now as corona time.
But I will visit to local cemetery just to put small candle on the common grave of solders. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcUr-YTRb8o

 Oh my , beautiful anthem , thanks . I like the idea of a small candle , simple and elegant .

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Re: How was your day
« Reply #2522 on: December 06, 2020, 09:08:02 PM »
Today?

Hopefully well.

It is small country's 103. Independence Day. Can not celebrate that much now as corona time.
But I will visit to local cemetery just to put small candle on the common grave of solders. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcUr-YTRb8o

I've heard that anthem before but didn't know that it was the national anthem of Finland.

My only contact with anything Finnish was some remedial project-management work I did for the Olkiluoto 3 power plant.  Our company lost a fortune on that job, and we were called in from all over to try to re-plan and recover.   It's still supposed to go live in year or two, but I'm not so hopeful!

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Re: How was your day
« Reply #2523 on: December 07, 2020, 02:16:49 AM »
I've heard that anthem before but didn't know that it was the national anthem of Finland.

My only contact with anything Finnish was some remedial project-management work I did for the Olkiluoto 3 power plant.  Our company lost a fortune on that job, and we were called in from all over to try to re-plan and recover.   It's still supposed to go live in year or two, but I'm not so hopeful!

Lannis

It is part of Jean Sibelius's Finlandia composition. If taken separately (like was done here) ... it is called ''Finlandia hymn''.
Finlandia hymn is not official anthem of Finland (even as it should be  :thumb:). Just as it is much more beautiful and rises much more emotions. On the other hand ... that is not very easy to sing. Needs some skills. That would not fit well in any sport event where half drunken audience would try to sing it. It is used only as something bigger happens (have highly respected position).
 
Olkiluoto 3? I do not like discuss about that.
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Re: How was your day
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Re: How was your day
« Reply #2524 on: December 07, 2020, 07:20:47 AM »
It is part of Jean Sibelius's Finlandia composition. If taken separately (like was done here) ... it is called ''Finlandia hymn''.
Finlandia hymn is not official anthem of Finland (even as it should be  :thumb:). Just as it is much more beautiful and rises much more emotions. On the other hand ... that is not very easy to sing. Needs some skills. That would not fit well in any sport event where half drunken audience would try to sing it. It is used only as something bigger happens (have highly respected position).
 

I've often thought that having two national anthems, one for singing and one for ceremonial occasions, would be a great idea.  "The Star Spangled Banner" is almost impossible for a regular person that doesn't have a two-octave range to sing .... !

Olkiluoto 3? I do not like discuss about that.

Hey, you're not the only one .....   :violent1:

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Re: How was your day
« Reply #2525 on: December 07, 2020, 09:30:38 AM »
I've often thought that having two national anthems, one for singing and one for ceremonial occasions, would be a great idea.  "The Star Spangled Banner" is almost impossible for a regular person that doesn't have a two-octave range to sing .... !

Here is whole Finlandia. ''Finlandia Hymn'' is part of it (5:27 - 7:19).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOSaT6U4e-8&feature=emb_logo


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Re: How was your day
« Reply #2526 on: December 07, 2020, 12:58:21 PM »
Here is whole Finlandia. ''Finlandia Hymn'' is part of it (5:27 - 7:19).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOSaT6U4e-8&feature=emb_logo

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Re: How was your day
« Reply #2527 on: December 07, 2020, 05:42:06 PM »
Here is whole Finlandia. ''Finlandia Hymn'' is part of it (5:27 - 7:19).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOSaT6U4e-8&feature=emb_logo

Thank you again Arctic Fox. Glad to hear that again.............. ........those strings :bow: I even recognised the conductor, the drummer and a man in the audience :grin:
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Re: How was your day
« Reply #2528 on: December 08, 2020, 07:16:39 AM »
Thank you again Arctic Fox. Glad to hear that again.............. ........those strings :bow: I even recognised the conductor, the drummer and a man in the audience :grin:

I assume, you are not Finn, or?

Yes, I guess the conductor is valued (even globally)? Doing excellent job here as well as whole orchestra in his commands.

I listening some classical music (then mood is right) ... if it is not ''too difficult''. What comes to Sibelius: Karelia suite or Valse Triste are fine, Swan of Tuonela ... So - So  and his main works (7 symphonies) goes already too difficult/complex. But you can not demand too much of 22 years old blonde, can you  :azn:?


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Re: How was your day
« Reply #2529 on: December 08, 2020, 05:33:13 PM »
Arctic Fox,
No mate, I'm not from Finland but from Australia, the other ends of the Earth and also known as Oz, for short :grin:
I had the Karelia Suite on on vinyl many years ago; a stirring piece of music which made the name, Sebelius, immediately recognisable ever after :grin:
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Re: How was your day
« Reply #2530 on: February 07, 2021, 03:12:54 PM »
 Is everyone enjoying this Superb Owl Sunday ?

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« Reply #2531 on: February 07, 2021, 03:55:25 PM »
On a scale of 0-100, sports rate right around 1 or 2 at our house.  But we're prepping to watch the Superb Owl...   Don't care who's playing or who wins.

Adult beverages are waiting.  A big bowl of freshly breaded chicken tenders/strips are waiting to be fried, along with the big tray of fresh cut French fires that just came out of the first round of frying. On top of that, there's a bunch of new to me Guzzi parts to sort through today.   So all is good here today.

Hope everyone else is having a great day.

- Now my wife wants me to cook everything it now. No interest in waiting until the actual game to start eating & drinking.
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Re: How was your day
« Reply #2532 on: February 07, 2021, 03:58:38 PM »
It sucked.
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Re: How was your day
« Reply #2533 on: February 07, 2021, 03:59:32 PM »
On a scale of 0-100, sports rate right around 1 or 2 at our house.  But we're prepping to watch the Superb Owl...   Don't care who's playing or who wins.

Adult beverages are waiting.  A big bowl of freshly breaded chicken tenders/strips are waiting to be fried, along with the big tray of fresh cut French fires that just came out of the first round of frying. On top of that, there's a bunch of new to me Guzzi parts to sort through today.   So all is good here today.

Hope everyone else is having a great day.

- Now my wife wants me to cook everything it now. No interest in waiting until the actual game to start eating & drinking.
Sounds good Clint, yíall have fun, lifeís short 👍

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Re: How was your day
« Reply #2534 on: February 07, 2021, 04:26:39 PM »
Is everyone enjoying this Superb Owl Sunday ?

 Dusty

We sure are, Dusty.. thanks for asking. I had some leftover tomato juice from a batch of chili, so made some killer Bloody Mary's.  :smiley: I'll fix a batch of Buffalo chicken to go along with them.
PS. Dorcia said she tried to call you the other day, but you weren't taking calls..
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Re: How was your day
« Reply #2535 on: February 07, 2021, 04:33:36 PM »
Is everyone enjoying this Superb Owl Sunday ?

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Who's playing? Ah, never mind. Don't care, but I did get an 80 mile ride in on the mighty GRiSO  :thumb: Not too cold, approx 46į..
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Re: How was your day
« Reply #2536 on: February 07, 2021, 05:36:39 PM »
Finished up this gem today, purrs like a kitten again.



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Re: How was your day
« Reply #2537 on: February 07, 2021, 10:47:50 PM »
Professor Brady took the kid to school.

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Re: How was your day
« Reply #2538 on: February 18, 2021, 12:56:54 PM »
Hey guys. All is well, I just have a question.
I was talking to one of my buddy pals on the forum a while ago, both of us were bored and looking for gainful conversation and happened upon a subject that may be of interest to many of you. I chose not to start a new thread as I think this one of Dustys seems to be an open type discussion place.
I have NEVER by intention reported anything by means of hitting the REPORT TO MODERATORS option. I always use my cell phone when on the forum and I occasionally, by total accident, or possibly carelessness, hit this selection.
I was just curious to see if xxxxxxxxx and I are the only ones who do this. And also to make the moderators aware that Iím not doing all this tattle telling on purpose 😂😂😂
I also didnít want them to think that I may have hit the response on some really harmless and great subjects.
Other than that, Iím fine and bored out of my gourd as outside is not fit for man or beastie.
Also wife threatened me with bodily harm if I didnít quit pestering her😘
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Re: How was your day
« Reply #2539 on: February 18, 2021, 01:33:46 PM »
Hey guys. All is well, I just have a question.
I was talking to one of my buddy pals on the forum a while ago, both of us were bored and looking for gainful conversation and happened upon a subject that may be of interest to many of you. I chose not to start a new thread as I think this one of Dustys seems to be an open type discussion place.
I have NEVER by intention reported anything by means of hitting the REPORT TO MODERATORS option. I always use my cell phone when on the forum and I occasionally, by total accident, or possibly carelessness, hit this selection.
I was just curious to see if xxxxxxxxx and I are the only ones who do this. And also to make the moderators aware that Iím not doing all this tattle telling on purpose 😂😂😂
I also didnít want them to think that I may have hit the response on some really harmless and great subjects.
Other than that, Iím fine and bored out of my gourd as outside is not fit for man or beastie.
Also wife threatened me with bodily harm if I didnít quit pestering her😘

If i was having private conversations with a friend with a sexy name like xxxxxxxxx, my wife would not stop with inflicting bodily harm....
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Re: How was your day
« Reply #2540 on: February 18, 2021, 01:34:28 PM »
There's a report to moderator button?? What's that for?  :rolleyes:
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Re: How was your day
« Reply #2541 on: February 18, 2021, 01:48:50 PM »
Coming off a week of teaching skiing at Snowmass. We finally have good snow -- three or four decent storm fronts with more coming (sorry, Southland).

Thanks to Covid, business at the resort is off about 50% so I did more free-skiing than teaching. Great exhilarating week, up to my ass in powder!
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Re: How was your day
« Reply #2542 on: February 18, 2021, 02:22:12 PM »
If i was having private conversations with a friend with a sexy name like xxxxxxxxx, my wife would not stop with inflicting bodily harm....
ď the names in this post were changed to protect the InnocentĒ 😂

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Re: How was your day
« Reply #2543 on: February 18, 2021, 02:34:46 PM »
Coming off a week of teaching skiing at Snowmass. We finally have good snow -- three or four decent storm fronts with more coming (sorry, Southland).

Thanks to Covid, business at the resort is off about 50% so I did more free-skiing than teaching. Great exhilarating week, up to my ass in powder!

I wondered if the monster weather systems were making good snow for the skiing out west.  Is it mostly powder, fairly consistent, ?
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Re: How was your day
« Reply #2544 on: February 19, 2021, 12:17:33 AM »
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Is it mostly powder, fairly consistent,

Yes, indeed. The XX steep chutes are still bony because we never got a real base, and avalanche danger higher than we've ever seen it. At ground level it's all sugar. But any trail that saw snowmaking early in the season, or is groomed every few days, or has high-traffic moguls, is prime. Each of the storms produced 6 to 8" of real Colorado powder, which got churned by light ski traffic for a day or two between fronts.

Avalanche fatalities will probably set a record. Backcountry travel on skis or snowmobile is considered Covid-safe, but avalanches are just as deadly, and immediately.

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« Reply #2545 on: February 19, 2021, 09:39:35 AM »
Hey guys. All is well, I just have a question.
I was talking to one of my buddy pals on the forum a while ago, both of us were bored and looking for gainful conversation and happened upon a subject that may be of interest to many of you. I chose not to start a new thread as I think this one of Dustys seems to be an open type discussion place.
I have NEVER by intention reported anything by means of hitting the REPORT TO MODERATORS option. I always use my cell phone when on the forum and I occasionally, by total accident, or possibly carelessness, hit this selection.
I was just curious to see if xxxxxxxxx and I are the only ones who do this. And also to make the moderators aware that Iím not doing all this tattle telling on purpose 😂😂😂
I also didnít want them to think that I may have hit the response on some really harmless and great subjects.
Other than that, Iím fine and bored out of my gourd as outside is not fit for man or beastie.
Also wife threatened me with bodily harm if I didnít quit pestering her😘

 Yeah , based on some of the reports we see it does happen  :laugh:

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Re: How was your day
« Reply #2546 on: February 19, 2021, 10:06:55 AM »

Donít believe everything your hear Dusty, I can whip her two out of three.... on a good day. However sheíd probably report me to you moderators now that she knows where the button is😂😂😂
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« Reply #2547 on: February 19, 2021, 10:41:46 AM »
Kinda bummed out. My nephew's wife's funeral is tomorrow. Lidia was 41 and mother of two little boys Ben & Max. Lidia had some serious health issues two years ago and was on the vent for 6 weeks or so, barely lived through that ordeal. Early last week she tested positive for C19. By Friday night she had passed.

Now My dilemma, Do I travel 2 1/2 hours to offer my condolences and represent our family from the southern part of the state because my older brothers and sisters won't due to their age and reluctance take the risk, or do I stay home? I'm confident the church will insist on distancing, and I understand standard precautions. (I was trained on TB procedures years ago as a hospital worker)

So, Dear Abby? Should I stay or should I go??
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Re: How was your day
« Reply #2548 on: February 19, 2021, 10:50:41 AM »
Kinda bummed out. My nephew's wife's funeral is tomorrow. Lidia was 41 and mother of two little boys Ben & Max. Lidia had some serious health issues two years ago and was on the vent for 6 weeks or so, barely lived through that ordeal. Early last week she tested positive for C19. By Friday night she had passed.

Now My dilemma, Do I travel 2 1/2 hours to offer my condolences and represent our family from the southern part of the state because my older brothers and sisters won't due to their age and reluctance take the risk, or do I stay home? I'm confident the church will insist on distancing, and I understand standard precautions. (I was trained on TB procedures years ago as a hospital worker)

So, Dear Abby? Should I stay or should I go??
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« Reply #2549 on: February 19, 2021, 11:55:17 AM »
Your answer is in your heart now, my friend 👍

You're right Danny, it looks like I'll be road tripping to Kearney, Mo. (Where Jesse James is buried) to rub elbows with the Mormons tomorrow morning.
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