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Aug 11th, 2003, 07:29 PM
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I read this "too much time one your hands" as if it is something one does not want on their hands.
I want as much time as I can get on my hands! I would love to have people look at me and say " hey! there goes Scarlett, she has sooo much time on her hands" and sigh with envy as they go back to the office/school/coal mine.
I say let's bring back those lovely days of nothing but time on our hands~
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Aug 11th, 2003, 07:37 PM
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Scarlett, you are proof indeed that a vacation, no matter how short, can sweeten one's outlook on life! Welcome back from yours.

(And let's hope the sourpusses have one in their future >- )
 
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Aug 11th, 2003, 07:38 PM
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Sure there's afaster way. Right click (to "Open new window") on "next 50".

It takes you to http://www.fodors.com/forums/pgTopic...fid=2&start=50

Now, you can substitute any number you want - - like 1000, 5000, 20000 etc.

You can quickly figure out "how many posts ago" was 1 month, 6 months, 12 months, etc.


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Aug 11th, 2003, 07:41 PM
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Scarlet,

I totally agree with you, what's wrong with having so much time on one's hands? Could it mean that you're more organized? Could it mean that your ego doesn't need to have 5 million things going on? Does it mean that you simply have a curious personality?

I'm all for having a lot of time on my hands, so that I feel the need to blow my horn when the traffic slows down!
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Aug 11th, 2003, 07:50 PM
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"Time on my hands, you on my mind "
Great song. Once you realize you are only here once, There is never enough time. Drink it in, absorb all, enjoy life, don't be mean, be generous, loving and TRAVEL
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Aug 11th, 2003, 07:55 PM
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Here's one for you, Rex: Can you post the date and content of the very first post on the Europe site?
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Aug 11th, 2003, 07:55 PM
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Lordy, Miz Scarlett, you (y'all) are so right. Down with the 20 minute lunch hour to get back to the rat race!
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Aug 11th, 2003, 08:03 PM
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lyb, your question to Scarlet about what's wrong with having so much time on one's hands reminds me of something I just read the other day (but, unfortunately, can't recall where.)

It was an article talking about the Puritan work ethic in the U.S.; how people often define themselves -- and are defined by others -- by their occupation; and how so many Americans don't feel right unless they're working hard or "playing hard."

It went on to say something like "Even eating is viewed as a task to be accomplished. Consider the times a waiter will come by your table and ask you, 'Are you still working on that?'"
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Aug 12th, 2003, 12:13 AM
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I admire people with inquiring minds. You can find out alot about a person by how he solves a problem or researches something that he is curious about. I have a better opinion of someone when he says "I will look it up" then just saying "I dont know".
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Aug 12th, 2003, 04:01 AM
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I thought that it was "Time on my hands, you in my arms".
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Aug 12th, 2003, 10:53 AM
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I am not inclined to give the URLs for any of the oldest posts, lest it encourage the mischief of topping them just to bring them "up from the grave".

And the oldest are almost surely not at the very bottom, as they received replies, and moved off of the bottom.

This appears to be the oldest question "down there" with no replies ever:

Author: Amanda
Date: 08/05/1996, 06:25 pm

Message: We do not have information about that hotel in either the Exploring Scotland Guide or Scotland Gold Guides. Both guides contain information about the Northeast region and have suggestions about other hotels, which might be of some help.

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It's "Tid" ("thread id") is not all that low a number - - it's above 200), so there were presumably earlier posts that got answered and bumped above this one.

There is only one poster "deeper" than this one right now - - originally asked on July 22, 1996, with replies on 7/25 and 8/2 - - it too, has a "tid" greater than 100.

It does appear that 1-2 new questions a day was generally the rule in the summer of 96.
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Aug 12th, 2003, 11:34 AM
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Hey, kudos to Joe for a small stat but one worth noting. Nice also that Europe, with more than the US, also has more interesting discussion, IMHO.

Time on one's hand - kind of depends on one's situation. Perhaps some can't control that and have to be content with what they have.
 
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Aug 12th, 2003, 11:47 AM
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I had some time my hands and dicovered the following information about Fodors' forums:
The letter "S" is the most widely used, followed by "T", "L", "M", and "R".

"E" is the most widely preferred vowel.

Capo posts far too many messages (Just kidding).
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Aug 12th, 2003, 02:18 PM
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Surely "N" occurs far more frequently than either "L" or "M".

Any Scrabble player knows the seven letters that allow you to make the most words:

R E T I N A S - - though not necessarily in that order.
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Aug 12th, 2003, 03:56 PM
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Thank you Rainman !
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Aug 12th, 2003, 04:17 PM
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I am amazed by how many of the Europe threads are overwelming about Italy, Paris, and London. Germany for example is a major European country and gets very few threads.

And what's with that goofy crossword thread getting over 600 responses???!!!
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Aug 12th, 2003, 05:45 PM
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Thanks for the stats...
RETINAS is a good word...RESTAIN is good too although it lacks the luster that RETINAS has.
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Aug 12th, 2003, 06:12 PM
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Ah but how could you miss the BEST word? RETSINA!
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Aug 12th, 2003, 06:46 PM
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Way to be Marilyn! Keep it a European [email protected]! Is that a triple word score? =)
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Aug 12th, 2003, 06:54 PM
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