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pH
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My new bed was delivered yesterday morning. It's a metal sleigh bed. I got a new mattress, too. I went out last night and bought super nice sheets and a comforter and a fushia polarfleece blanket to fold up across the foot of the bed. It's so pretty and so comfortable.

What do you guys have to brag about? [Smile]

-pH

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SteveRogers
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I just posted in this thread. I'm a braggart, I know.
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I learned to knit two weeks ago and finished two scarves and I'm working on two purses.
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I am making progress on guitar playing, but I cannot play today because I am in pain.
And I am making a bit of progress on my novel

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I'm listening to Mudhoney.
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Tatiana
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I got a new job.
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Rakeesh
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Cool! WHat's the gig, Anne Kate?
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Noemon
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::also curious::
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pH
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Yes, do tell!

-pH

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I won a poker tournament last night. And I sold a textbook that I got for free from my sister to another student for $50. And tonight I'm babysitting for $10 an hour (even if I am missing a party for it). I was poor before this week and desperately needed money. Whoohoo!
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pH
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My mommy is buying me this table, which matches my bed! [Big Grin] For once, I'm going to own things that match!

-pH

Edit: Fixed link. Sorry 'bout that. [Blushing]

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Theaca
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Um, that's the wrong link. Kind of R rated too.
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suminonA
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*bragging* I never brag! [Big Grin]
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This weekend I'm working as a sinologist for the first time [Big Grin] (showing the City to a Chinese couple)

And as for furnishing flats: maybe in 3 weeks I'll have a loo in my new flat!!!! [Big Grin] [Big Grin] Yes yes yes YESSSS!!!! [Wink]

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JennaDean
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I've made 8 ears and 40 toes in 6 years!
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R. Ann Dryden
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I just finished a science fiction story I'm very proud of, called "And Raindrops Softly Fell" involving a missing persons investigation, alien horror and a romance gone awry. YAY!
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I like the title.
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pH
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quote:
Originally posted by R. Ann Dryden:
I just finished a science fiction story I'm very proud of, called "And Raindrops Softly Fell" involving a missing persons investigation, alien horror and a romance gone awry. YAY!

It sounds interesting! I wanna read it!

-pH

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Rico
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My mod just won an award for Mod of The Year

http://features.moddb.com/218/?fpage=8

(Hall of Mirrors)

[Big Grin]

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Noemon
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I read that three times before I realized you said "my mod" and not "my mom.

I thought it was really cool that your mom had done that, though.

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quote:
Originally posted by JennaDean:
I've made 8 ears and 40 toes in 6 years!

Cuuuute!!

I bought and addressed 40 Valentine's Day cards and they were all hand selected for each individual. They are Perfect! AEEhehehh can't wait to send them!

Miss Heartless, your address please!

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Tante Shvester
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quote:
Originally posted by JennaDean:
I've made 8 ears and 40 toes in 6 years!

[Confused]
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Brian J. Hill
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quote:
Originally posted by JennaDean:
I've made 8 ears and 40 toes in 6 years!

Hey, no fair, you had to have at least a little help with that accomplishment. Even if his part was all fun and yours was all work, you can't take all the credit.
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Evie3217
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I have a good enough GPA to stay in honors!
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JennaDean
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quote:
Originally posted by Brian J. Hill:
quote:
Originally posted by JennaDean:
I've made 8 ears and 40 toes in 6 years!

Hey, no fair, you had to have at least a little help with that accomplishment. Even if his part was all fun and yours was all work, you can't take all the credit.
Well, he may have added an ingredient or two, but I did all the cooking.

However, I will give Him a lot of the credit, because I really don't know how I did it. [Smile] It was hard though!

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Tinros
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I sent in a story called "Hammer and Nails" to a publishing company. Still waiting to hear back, but it's the first time I've ever tried to publish something.
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I got free Georgetown v. Syracuse tickets.
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I've got a 4.00 GPA! [Big Grin]
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SteveRogers
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I'm cooler than Tinros.
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I'm skilled with a lightsabre.
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Tinros
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quote:
Originally posted by SteveRogers:
I'm cooler than Tinros.

How can you prove that? I happen to have a fairly LOW body temperature, normally.
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King of Men
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I finished a LISP interpreter.
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I make Lego animations
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KoM, that's something to be PR()u|) of for sure!
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I broke my school's record score for the SAT with a 1520! Of course, that was nearly fourteen years ago, and I haven't really done anything brag-worthy since then. Eh, I guess I peaked early.
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quote:
Originally posted by Tinros:
quote:
Originally posted by SteveRogers:
I'm cooler than Tinros.

How can you prove that? I happen to have a fairly LOW body temperature, normally.
I'm so cool I don't even have to prove it!
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I met my first Hatracker on Friday!

(If you don't count the ones I knew before I joined.)

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I'm making immense progress on MEM III.

And I've successfully kept Middle Earth Mud I and II alive for almost 3 years now!

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The Student Conference I am organizing for Feb 9-11 currently feels like it's going nice and smooth, we've have amazing, amazing speakers coming in for it, the panels have fantastic names and we have almost enough money to pay for it all. It's going to be great.

And then it'll be over and I can sleep.

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I nearly single handedly organized a student protest and through a series of angry letters convinced a small town school board to come up with $30,000 to provide Apple iBooks to my whole class.
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I swept and mopped the kitchen floor
But now I must sit here and breathe in pine forest fumes
The rabbit too
My head hurts...
Perhaps i'll open the door or chase the rabbit into the bathroom somehow.

And I will soon do the landry

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My open source correspondence chess program has been translated into Italian, Dutch, German, and (soon) Spanish, and has been downloaded over 700 times. [Smile]
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I am proud of these shots:

this one

and this one

and this one too

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Iíve written this a while ago, and Iím darn proud of it [Big Grin] I think I was waiting for this thread to come into existence to ďgo publicĒ with it [Wink]

Iíll use the quote tag in order to have a ďframeĒ for the story. Here it is, any comments are welcome [Smile]

quote:


ďI AM AT LEAST 10 TIMES MORE INTELLIGENT THAN MODESTĒ

- the proof Ė

So, you donít believe me? It is all about the message Iím sending. Remember, it is not a question of whether Iím right or wrong (at least not at the first level), and that I face up to the consequences of this message.

Letís take it slowly. What Iím saying, and the manner in which Iím saying it, may sound a little like bragging. And that is the first point. Bragging is the opposite of being modest. So saying it like this, is like saying ďIím not a modest person at allĒ, right? And it follows that Iím not intelligent, for ten (or more) times zero is just ďa biggerĒ zero. Therefore, what Iím apparently saying (and it is on purpose) is that Iím not intelligent at all. And here you are. Saying that Iím not intelligent (being or not so, is irrelevant at this point), is being modest. And the more you are convinced that Iím not an intelligent person (that is, as much as I convince you of that), the more modest that makes me. And the more modest I am, the more intelligent that makes me, following the phrase that started this proposition. This concludes the first part of this proof.

And now, one may argue: All that Iíve just said proves quite easily, that Iím intelligent (and that is what you are supposed to believe that Iím trying to do at this level). And so, if I was intelligent and declaring it ďout loudĒ (I mean by a subtle phrase) it would mean that the first part of the proposition is false (because it would mean that I really was bragging). And so, weíve got a moral dilemma. Iím trying to convince you that Iím modest (for you will think again that this was the point at some level), and actually doing nothing else but bragging. Isnít that just a sorry form of lying, of deceiving?
That makes me quite a liar. So again, what Iím saying (after the ďshortĒ analysis that youíve just read) is that Iím not worthy of either trust, or of being listened to. But as this is an indirect consequence of what, and particularly the way in which Iím saying it, this means that Iím declaring indirectly that Iím a simple person, with defects, uncertainties, downfalls and all the rest (whether this is true or not in my case is, again, irrelevant). And that is so because, as I said at the beginning, I face up to all the implications of my proposition.

Furthermore, the fact that youíre reading this proves that Iím conscious about all this, so I know what Iím saying and I realize this context.
Now, declaring consciously something that comes to nothing more than making me a simple person, is being modest at its best, one must agree. So again, following the phrase Iím proudly sustaining, Iím quite an intelligent person (at least ten times more intelligent than modest). And this means that in the end Iím right! So, if you look at it carefully, Iíve just proved with an apparently false phrase that Iím right. Isnít this another sign of intelligence Ö or is it bragging?

This may continue at various levels, and at any point one decides that all this proves nothing more but my nullity (another word for stupidity), one must remember that Iíve thought of this first and that I face up to all the consequences. And the more null what Iím saying seems to be, the more modest this makes me, and consequently at least ten times more intelligent.

Now it is time to make the point: Iím not trying to demonstrate here that Iím either intelligent, or modest. Iím simply proving that ďI am at least ten times more intelligent than modestĒ and that it could be true for any amount of intelligence.
Are you convinced yet? The simple fact that Iím using a paradox to characterize myself (tricky attitude, for it can be interpreted in many ways), proves my being above the average quota of intelligence.
Oh no, Iím bragging again!?

A.

PS: I used to be conceited, but now Iím absolutely perfect.
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I have a webcomic that other people actually read!

www.green-avenger.com

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My oldest is now a ham. A licensed one. [Big Grin]
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