Anyone who has had double digits for more than 5 years?

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Anyone who has had double digits for more than 5 years?

Postby InTheMix33 » Tue Nov 14, 2006 10:57 am

I'm a 17 yr old girl in West Virginia. I've been homeschooling for the past 2 years but went to public every other year. I can see that there is plenty of 5-10 yr olds looking to chat..but how about anyone older?
I LAUGH in the Face of danger!!..And then I run and hide until it goes away....

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chatter

Postby micheller79 » Sat Nov 18, 2006 8:26 am

hi, i am 45 so i don't think you mean me :P

But there is a christian chat room, if you are permitted and it seems very nice.

It is christianchat.com and there is a teen room.

you might try that if you have parental permission.

god bless you.

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Postby InTheMix33 » Sat Nov 18, 2006 8:35 am

no offense...but not one for religious conversation. Thank you anyways....
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try it

Postby micheller79 » Sat Nov 18, 2006 11:26 am

they talk about all things, maybe you might try before forming an opinion?
I just meant because it is safe from vulgar language and sexual conotations. Didn't mean to make you blow a cylinder. :D

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Postby Theodore » Sun Nov 19, 2006 2:05 am

What sorts of things are you interested in? I may not share your interests, since I have a rather odd mix myself...

- Reading (science fiction, fantasy, war, commentaries on major issues, etc.)
- Programming / web design (I manage this site, among other things)
- Strategy games (whether board, card, or computer)
- Juggling
- And many other things...

...but perhaps there is someone else here of the right age who does. You just have to let them know that first :)

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Postby InTheMix33 » Sun Nov 19, 2006 12:13 pm

hrm...what am I interested in?

I love music. Lots of different kinds. not much for country or classical, however.

I love the internet.

I only watch a few tv shows, and not much else. that includes:
Buffy the vamp slayer
Gilmore Girls
Ghost Hunters
Grey's Anatomy
and Degrassi.

I am engaged.

I want to learn to play drums. I wanted to play guitar, but soon learned that my hands are far too small to play...

I'm having a brain fart and can't think of anythink else right now.
I LAUGH in the Face of danger!!..And then I run and hide until it goes away....

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Postby Miyu » Sun Nov 19, 2006 2:46 pm

You could check out www.firestream.net

It's a Christian metal board, but there is a mainstream music section on it as well. If you don't want to talk about religious things, just stay out of the theology section.

Anyhow...there are quite a few teens and not every one who posts there is Christian...so you might like it.

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Postby momo3boys » Sun Nov 19, 2006 3:39 pm

InTheMix33 wrote:I'm having a brain fart and can't think of anythink else right now.


I'm not the only one!! :wink:
Phi 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

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Postby Theodore » Sun Nov 19, 2006 5:11 pm

I prefer rock n' roll (50's) and some classical music. I don't listen to music much for entertainment, but that's the sort of music I listen to when I'm in the car and it isn't the right time slot for talk radio.

I love the Internet too, of course :) You can research any topic in detail in about 60 seconds, vs having to go to the library, find the right books, then locate the sections you're interested in. It saves so much time, and if you have further questions, there are forums all over the place on any topic under the sun. Plus you can actually get more than one viewpoint on news items, which is good when the media has decided it will only promote one side of the issue. Newspapers are so 10 years ago - the Internet gives anyone who can write an equal voice, and almost instantanously corrects any factual mistakes.

We don't own a TV, but I do watch / have watched a number of shows via DVD and iTunes:

24
Lost
Survivor
The Apprentice
House
ER
Some CSI Las Vegas
Jericho
Surface
Smallville
Monk
Jeeves and Wooster
Home Improvement
Walker, Texas Ranger
All Creatures Great and Small
Yes, Minister
Yes, Prime Minister
Andy Griffith Show
Munsters
Boy Meets World
Star Trek Classic
Star Trek Deep Space Nine
Some Star Trek NG and Voyager (didn't really like)
Tales from Avonlea
The Prisoner

And a host of others.
Not all of those are for general viewing, of course. If you haven't seen them yet, I do highly recommend:

All Creatures Great and Small
Tales from Avonlea
Jeeves and Wooster

Those are classics imho, and universally entertaining.

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Postby Miyu » Mon Nov 20, 2006 11:22 am

Theodore wrote:24
Lost
Survivor
The Apprentice
House
ER
Some CSI Las Vegas
Jericho
Surface
Smallville
Monk
Jeeves and Wooster
Home Improvement
Walker, Texas Ranger
All Creatures Great and Small
Yes, Minister
Yes, Prime Minister

Andy Griffith Show
Munsters
Boy Meets World
Star Trek Classic
Star Trek Deep Space Nine
Some Star Trek NG and Voyager (didn't really like)

Tales from Avonlea
The Prisoner


I love all the ones I bolded...I did like most of Star Trek TNG, but didn't much like Voyager.

Some other current shows that I like:

Criminal Minds
CSI Miami
Numbers
Bones
NCIS

yep...I like crime shows...

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Postby InTheMix33 » Mon Nov 20, 2006 11:45 am

haha..the only one of the whole list I would and DO watch is Boy Meets World. It's like a guilty pleasure.


I dispise star trek...My dad watched it...all the time. ALL THE TIME!
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Postby Theodore » Mon Nov 20, 2006 1:23 pm

I've seen some Numbers and NCIS as well. I like NCIS, but Numbers seems to often be much too far-fetched in how the cops are always clueless to find the patterns on their own, and how there's always some complicated mathematical formula that applies to the problem. A lot of those cases just don't need a mathematician, imho. I don't hate the show, but I don't really love it either - it's just not believable.

InTheMix33: Why don't you like Star Trek? I can see how Classic might seem a bit corny at times, and Next Generation isn't very good imho, but Deep Space Nine is excellent. Maybe you just haven't been watching the right Star Trek :)

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Postby Miyu » Mon Nov 20, 2006 6:22 pm

Theodore wrote:I've seen some Numbers and NCIS as well. I like NCIS, but Numbers seems to often be much too far-fetched in how the cops are always clueless to find the patterns on their own, and how there's always some complicated mathematical formula that applies to the problem. A lot of those cases just don't need a mathematician, imho. I don't hate the show, but I don't really love it either - it's just not believable.


Actually, it's very believable. Law enforcement uses mathematical models all the time...and the math that is shown is very applicable. Sometimes people can pick up on patterns intuitively, and sometimes they can't...and sometimes, ones intuition is wrong. Oh...and they do consult real mathematicians on the show to make sure they are getting their math correct.

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Postby Theodore » Mon Nov 20, 2006 10:46 pm

That's true of some of the episodes, but quite a few are just totally ridiculous. Like the one where he has to use some complicated mathematical model to locate objects drifting on the tide, when the only really important point was that the regular cops forgot to correct for current changes. Or where he has to predict where a killer lives based on victim locations - when a simple statistics app would produce the same results after you punched in the numbers.

I guess my main objection is that I could solve a lot of those cases myself, and I'm not a mathematician. Real-life cops and FBI are smarter than they're portrayed in the episodes, and that just bothers me.

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gilmore girls

Postby micheller79 » Tue Nov 21, 2006 7:54 am

see, in the mix , we do have something in common even tho i am old lady. i love gilmore girls.

have a good day :D


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