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Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#84883 Apr 30, 2013

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#84884 Apr 30, 2013
Ha-Ha!
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
We have snow predicted here on Thursday.
It's not even funny at this point.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#84885 Apr 30, 2013
Toj wrote:
Hey, Mimi. A friend of mine mentioned she was invited to a Muslim wedding. A coworker is getting married. She wants to go out of respectful curiosity and doesn't know what to expect. She hasn't responded yet because the coworker is a PITA and that's a reason she really doesn't want to go.
The curiosity and learning experience is pushing her towards it.
How does a Muslim wedding (usually) differ from other weddings/ceremonies? And the reception as well?
I went to a Muslim reception once. I'd say dress conservatively and go have fun. Don't expect booze, though. Definitely one of the biggest and most expensive receptions I've ever been to.

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#84886 Apr 30, 2013
Are you guys seeing the ads on the left side of the Topix screens? They're annoying.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#84887 Apr 30, 2013
YUP, very very annoying.
j_m_w wrote:
Are you guys seeing the ads on the left side of the Topix screens? They're annoying.
Stina

Saint Petersburg, FL

#84888 Apr 30, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
We have snow predicted here on Thursday.
It's not even funny at this point.
Sorry, but it kinda is!:P

Been in the 80s here!!!
Stina

Saint Petersburg, FL

#84889 Apr 30, 2013
RACE wrote:
YUP, very very annoying.
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They've been driving me crazy! well, crazier...

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#84890 Apr 30, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
Are you guys seeing the ads on the left side of the Topix screens? They're annoying.
I only see then on the right.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#84891 Apr 30, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
We have snow predicted here on Thursday.
It's not even funny at this point.
It isn't. We're suppose to get up to 83 today. Warm weather has to be coming your way soon.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#84892 Apr 30, 2013
It's called "ads by zinc" or something. it slides out from the left side, then slides back, then out again, then back, then.....

I have flash turned off, so when I clicked the x it minimized, and since then has dissapeared.
squishymama wrote:
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I only see then on the right.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#84893 Apr 30, 2013
Yeah, but you're cute crazy!
Stina wrote:
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They've been driving me crazy! well, crazier...

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#84894 Apr 30, 2013
RACE wrote:
It's called "ads by zinc" or something. it slides out from the left side, then slides back, then out again, then back, then.....
I have flash turned off, so when I clicked the x it minimized, and since then has dissapeared.
<quoted text>
I don't even have Flash on Firefox - for this reason - and I still see the stupid zinc ads sliding over.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#84895 Apr 30, 2013
Toj wrote:
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It isn't. We're suppose to get up to 83 today. Warm weather has to be coming your way soon.
That same weather that's going to be snow in MN will make it cold and rainy here. Weekend highs are predicted to be in the 50's.

I've already lost my tulips, so really I don't care anymore.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#84896 Apr 30, 2013
RACE wrote:
It's called "ads by zinc" or something. it slides out from the left side, then slides back, then out again, then back, then.....
I have flash turned off, so when I clicked the x it minimized, and since then has dissapeared.
<quoted text>
Yeah, not seeing those. Yay!

My work computer is so protected (read messed-up) that most of the time I can't even see the avatars. Just the little red x where the photo should be. Not even sure that the new one of the puppy I put up a few days ago is showing since at home I check topix on my phone.

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#84897 Apr 30, 2013
squishymama wrote:
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Yeah, not seeing those. Yay!
My work computer is so protected (read messed-up) that most of the time I can't even see the avatars. Just the little red x where the photo should be. Not even sure that the new one of the puppy I put up a few days ago is showing since at home I check topix on my phone.
I see the puppy.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#84898 Apr 30, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
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I see the puppy.
thanks jmw!

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#84899 Apr 30, 2013
Stina wrote:
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Sorry, but it kinda is!:P
Been in the 80s here!!!
It was almost 80 here yesterday, gorgeous for softball. 40 tomorrow with rain and snow.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#84900 Apr 30, 2013
squishy: Adorable puppy! And is that your oldest daughter holding him, wearing the crazy pants? Those are fun!

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#84901 Apr 30, 2013
Toj wrote:
Hey, Mimi. A friend of mine mentioned she was invited to a Muslim wedding. A coworker is getting married. She wants to go out of respectful curiosity and doesn't know what to expect. She hasn't responded yet because the coworker is a PITA and that's a reason she really doesn't want to go.
The curiosity and learning experience is pushing her towards it.
How does a Muslim wedding (usually) differ from other weddings/ceremonies? And the reception as well?
Well it depends on the particular culture. I got married in Morocco and Moroccan weddings are all night affairs. We actually GOT married in a civil service at the Mosque/court house by the judge/priest ("Adul") then we went home and had a blow out party that lasted for about 18 hours. Lots of food, music and everyone in the city was there.

I don't know if other cultures have an actual ceremony (similar to "American style" weddings) or not. Ours was pretty perfunctory, just the legal stuff. "Do you agree to marry him? Did he give you $2500.00?" "Sigh here." They asked him the same stuff (minus the money question...in Islam the husband pays the wife a dowery...it is supposed to be $2500.00 per the Koran...it's her separate property) and he signed.

IIRC, his mother (who was with us) signed as a witness, but I don't really remember for sure. Of course in the US there are legal requirements for witnesses and such depending on which state you're in.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#84902 Apr 30, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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They bomb a bus at the end.
Fluck you!

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