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Kama
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With his 1000th post thread, Moose created a great new Hatrack tradition Ė or what will become a tradition with time. My task is easier Ė I only have to follow. I donít really have a story to tell, but I hope this post will let you know something more about me. Donít expect a work of art, though

I am almost 23, I live in Poland with my parents and a younger brother whoís 15. Our parents have created us a good home. Not a perfect home, one I could proudly describe to you as examplary, but a good home nevertheless. There is a lot of arguing going on Ė in all possible combinations. I fight a lot with my brother, but the person who makes me cry most is my mom. We differ on so many levels that itís almost a miracle we havenít killed each other so far. I genuinely hate her at times. However, my mom is also the person I can rely on, discuss every problem with; the person that will support me no matter what. That contradiction is difficult to understand by some of my friends, and theyíre usually surprised when I tell them I had a fight with mom. The common response is: But you seem to have such a good relationship. Well, yes, we do. But we also argue on a daily basis. Anyways - my mom made me the person I am today Ė even if I grew up quite different from her expectations and hopes.

My dad, on the other hand, introduced me to the love of my life Ė reading. Heís the one I remember reading me bedtime stories most often Ė and he did it perfectly, too. He also took me to the movies. When I was old enough to read on my own, and started looking for something different than just fairy tales, he showed me science fiction. He chose books for me to read which I would find interesting and not too difficult. Later on, I read all the books on his bookshelf. Thanks to my dad, I acquired my literary taste by reading the best sci-fi and fantasy writers first Ė Le Guin, Tolkien, Lem, Herbert to name but a few. Only then, armed with knowledge and experience, did I start experimenting with other authors, thus avoiding some serious mistakes, and severe indigestion.

My brother is fun to be with.

I usually am quiet and shy. I can get nasty at times, though, especially when someone really pisses me off. My reaction then is sudden, hasty, and sharp. People get really surprised then, even the ones that know me well because such my behaviour is very rare . Unless itís between me and my mom, or me and my brother. They get to see the nasty side of me much too often. I would like everybody to like me and often worry about what people think about me. Weird, huh? At least my parents say it is. I donít have a boyfriend, and never had one before. Iíve never even kissed. This really bothers me. Iím wondering if there is anything wrong with me. I guess not, but it makes you think ...

Next year Iíll be graduating from university. I will officially be a translator/interpretor. I donít know what Iíll be doing afterwards, but I sure hope it will be interesting. Iím thinking about applying for the one of the jobs at the EU. They will be needing new people when we join. I might get too scared to do that, though. I donít really have a very high self-esteem. Still, that would be a great chance. Whatever happens, next year will also be the end of the sheltered life Iíve led so far. I never had to worry about money, housekeeping, etc. My mom also thinks that because of this sheltering I know nothing about the real life. She says it was a mistake because Iím too idealistic. Which is to say I value satisfaction from a job more than money ::shrug:: I told you we differed. Anyways, I hope I will be able to successfully start the new chapter of my life. But I donít need to worry about this for a couple more months, so I just wonít.

Well, thatís it. Hmmm....


-Kama
The Polish Girl


PS. As a reward for reading all this, you get to see what I look like:

(Warning: poor quality scanning done by brotherís friend. I really need to get this digital camera soon)

here,
here,
and here


[edited to add smilies]

[This message has been edited by Kama (edited July 31, 2002).]


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Paul
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HAHA! I didn't read it but I still looked at the pictures! BWAHAHAHA! Will my evils never stop.

-Paul
The Evil Kid

P.S. Those pictures are quite flattering.


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hmmm....
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Aren't polish chicks supposed to have hairy underarms? Yours were quite smooth.


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I didn't know there were beaches in Poland. Anyway, nice pictures. Paul is evil I did read all of your post.
Happy Thousandth Post Anniversary! It's nice to know more about you.

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Slash: no, they aren't

The pictures were taken in Bulgaria, which is a beautiful, beautiful country.

[But there are beaches in Poland, too. At the Baltic Sea]

[This message has been edited by Kama (edited July 31, 2002).]


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Kama, this was wonderful to read. I never intended to start a tradition, but if this catches on as one I think I'll like it.

As others commented, it's easy for me to see myself in a lot of what you write. And it's wonderful to be able to put both a face and a background to your name.

I'm guessing you copied the information in here from another program, and you had two smilies in there before. The smilie, in programs such as Word, is in the WingDings font, and corresponds to the capital J in other fonts. So when I saw the two J's at the ends of paragraphs 1 and 5, I saw them as smilies, and no, I wasn't offended (as many would like you to believe).

Let us know what's going on in a couple of months, when you start worrying.... *wink*

--Pop


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<seal of approval>

The pictures are a nice tradition addition (of course, not everyone will have the desire or ability to do that, so it's not mandatory).

One question: What's the deal with putting a 'J' at the end of two of your sentences? Is that a Polish thing or something?

Okay, thanks for figuring that one out, Sherlock Moose.

Also, I have every confidence that things will work out for you. Besides all of the promising information in your post, the fact that you post on Hatrack at all spells "success" for you.

[This message has been edited by jehovoid (edited July 31, 2002).]


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I answered that, jehovoid....
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Kama
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Thanks, Papa(also for smiley info).

Hatrack started to mean a lot to me, so you'll be among the first to know about my future worries (and moments of joy)


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Congrats on reaching 1000. That was really fun to read!! It's always fun for me to get to learn more about a fellow Hatracker. The pictures looked great! They made me terribly homesick for Bulgaria - I consider it as much a home, sometimes more so, than the US.
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LOL, Slash, that was my first thought too.

Congrats Kama! Nice pictures. Beautiful scenery and a pretty girl. Perfect combo.


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Congrats on the 1000th post and, you know, powodzenia!

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Papa Moose is just glad that this isn't about Onanism!
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Nice.
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Thanks!!! *really likes Hatrack*

*and Hatrackers*

Dzieki Kate!

And, so you all know: POLISH GIRLS DO NOT HAVE HAIRY UNDERARMS!!!!

[This message has been edited by Kama (edited July 31, 2002).]


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Strider! That was just so inappropriate!!
LOL.

Anyway, Kama, I hope you find what many of us do as we make our own way in life -- that our relationship with our parents becomes much nicer and rewarding.

You are a very pretty woman and I find it hard to believe that you won't also find yourself very popular in your new life as well. It's very tough having a boyfriend/girlfriend while still living with your parents IMHO.

Anyway, congratulations on the 1000th post and on your pending life change!

-Bob


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Hatrackers are cool. They do things that other forums do, like share bits of their lives and post pics, but they're so stinking classy about it.

Kama - You are beautiful. Sandy and I were talking last night in parachat about having to take out Denmark and kill all those hot, Nordic people for being so freaking beautiful. Apparently, we are going to have to hit Poland next.

Can't have all these beautiful people running about higgedly-piggedly. Something needs to be done about it, and Sandy and I are just the jealous, vindictive types to do it!


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Hey, Kama's kind of cute.

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Thank you guys. You're spoiling me.

Bob, Ralphie, I'm going to save your posts and read them every time I'm sad or depressed. In fact, Im going to save the entire thread.

*dances*

Yes, Hatrack is cool.

*dances more*

[This message has been edited by Kama (edited July 31, 2002).]


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You'd better believe it!
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Congratulations on you 1000th post-that was a good one, and I enjoyed reading it
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*bump for more people to see*

I won't do that again, promise


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It's ok, Kama -- I did it several times, and nobody has seriously called me on it, and people like you much more than they like me.

Plus, the more times you bump your thread, the less guilty I'll feel about bumping mine.


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Ok then, I'll keep bumping it..........until it reaches 3 pages.


hahahahahahahaa!!!!!!!!!!!


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I don't think people like me more, though - I don't have any Mooselets.
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quote:
and people like you much more than they like me.

Hey, why the negative attitude Pop?

I wan't you to find a mirror, look at yourself in it, and repeat after me, "I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and gosh darnit, people like me!"

Don't just say it...feel it....know it.

There, feel better now?

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The mirror broke. What does that mean?
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It means you share an attribute with Herman Munster, one of the most loved TV characters ever!
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It means you're a horrible person and nobody likes you.

Boy, should've kept that question to yourself huh?

edited to say that no smilies were used for the benefit of Papa Moose

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<Wonders what the attribute might be. Decides not to think too much about it.>
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The uncanny ability to break mirrors with your face! Everyone loved that gag!

<edited to say that while many people can break mirrors with their face, not too many can do it without getting bloody glass shards in aforementioned face>

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I think someone just broke it by accident. It wasn't your faut. Or maybe it was just a very old mirror. It happens, you know. Doesn't mean anything.
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Nice post, Kama. Nice pictures, too (you're very beautiful... wonderful smile).

This thread hasn't quite enough posts in it for the effort put in, so...

*bump*

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I should hope you don't have any Mooselets. Squirrel would have to wonder about that. Sheesh, imagine it, supersmart (yours and Pop's brains combined) beautiful Nordic children running around. Maybe someday you'll have some Kamalets though.
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Leto's a sucker for the pretty ladies, even the ones so distant...heh.
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I have the sudden urge to find a picture of me on the computer and post it...I have no scanner or any other means of getting one on though...*shrugs*....anyway, I don't think i should post mine quite yet...I'll do what Kama did...where'd the harry underarms idea come from anyway?
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Leto: You know, you really should visit Poland one day *wink, wink*

jehovoid: I'll need to think of a different name than Kamalet - that's just too similar to omelette.


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Yeah -- that would be pretty cheesy. You'd probably find yourself with egg all over your face.
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quote:
Leto: You know, you really should visit Poland one day *wink, wink*




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Yeah, and you called me "wonderful and bright", too


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Hey, Leto, I think Ralphie's gonna get jealous.
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I calls 'em like I sees 'em.

I even saved the links you gave, for later use.

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*mutters something about Leto not having to have said that, as it gives fugus innocent little mind scary pictures*

Hey Kama, my sister recently went to Poland, where she'll be staying for a year. Shes in Krakow right now, and shes studying right now at either Jagilonian (sorry for my spelling) university or the Polonia institute, I forget which, or even if they're different.

So if you ever run into a Julie Duhon, tell her her brother said hi It would so freak her out.


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I _think_ he meant the links in the other thread

Hey, I hope she'll like Poland. The Jagiellonian University is the oldest and one of the best in the country. And Krakow is a beautiful city.


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Perhaps I should clarify: They were two links on the USSR from this thread (though from the second page). Though the second one now seems a dead link, the first will be very useful to me later. I try to save anything I can learn from, nowdays, which happens to be a lot.
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I submit to the Committee of Inuendo and Onanism that you were purposefully ambiguous knowing full well what outsiders might read into it.
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* mutters something about Leto misleading fragile young minds *

*prepares to testify that Leto knowingly and willfully messed with peoples' heads*

*is ROFLMAO*


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I can't believe it- fugu is prepared to testify against me. That means I have to break out my blackmail measures so soon. Sheesh, no justice in the world any more...
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*mumbles something along the lines of "why, uh, no, I have no testimony to give. What? Uh, no that isn't a gun being held to my head... its.. uh... a device to help me remember. I remember very clearly that I have nothing to say to nobody about nuthin Leto has never not done."*
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