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Old 05-02-2006, 10:24 AM   #41
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Originally Posted by buckytom
i think it's still against the law to have cuban cigars in the u.s., charlie.
That's so strange. Is it a political thing? Hmm... that's probably why all the specialty cigar shops around here are always full of Americans! (there are many cigar stores here that sell loads of cuban/imported cigars)

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Curious what the screen names mean... Grumblebee, vyapti?
My screen name doesn't really "mean" anything, I just thought it was kind of clever. It's like "Bumblebee" but different. I actually first came up with it in reference to my cute little dog who is always grumpy in the morning. (he puts up a fuss when I get up in the morning and disturb his rest on my bed... lol) One day I just called him a "Grumblebee" out of the blue and the name just kind of stuck in my head. I also call him "Grumplestiltskin" (like Rumplestiltskin) sometimes too.

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Old 05-02-2006, 11:01 AM   #42
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Originally Posted by mish
Curious what the screen names mean... Grumblebee, vyapti?
vyapti is a sanskrit term I picked up in an Indian Philosophy class (having to do with causal relationships). I've been interested in India for years, liked the word and it's unique in the internet community (that means don't use it ).

I later discovered that it is an uncommon feminine name in India. Every so often, I get hit on by Indian guys on my yahoo account. This once lead to a lengthy discourse about the goings on in Ahmanabad. In the end, though, I guess I just wasn't his type.

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Old 05-02-2006, 11:08 AM   #43
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One of my oldest cats (18) years old could not meow.She'd open her mouth but no sound came out. She could hiss and growl but never ever meow'd. I used to call her my silent meow cat. Very trusting, part siamese, she would sit on my shoulder while I burned off dead grass areas, sit in my lap at the vets office full of dogs, purring her head off. I miss her. Guess you can tell by the sloppy sentamentality that I'm female!
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Old 05-02-2006, 11:09 AM   #44
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Old 05-02-2006, 11:30 AM   #45
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gal here, but I'm sure you all figured that one out. I thought for sure abj was a guy, not gal! Sorry Amber!
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Old 05-02-2006, 11:35 AM   #46
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Old 05-02-2006, 11:58 AM   #47
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I too am a fifty year old, but male by gender. My pseudonym comes from the fact that I wa a puny little runt while growing up, though very nimble and athletic for my size. I'd come home dejected after being teased by the other kids, who were all nearly twice my size. My dad would try to cheer me up and always said that "one of these days, you're goint to grow like a bad weed." Well, I never got past 5 foot 6 inches tall. So I must be the "Goodweed". And I live in and love the Northern Great Lakes region. Thus, I am Goodweed of the North.

In addition, I'm not fond of manicured, perfect lawns. I prefer wild flowers, dandelions, and other plants considered obnoxious by most people. To me, a lawn that is just yellow with brilliant dandelions is a beautiful thing. I also love picking wild berries, mushrooms, and other edibles. To me, there are no bad weeds, just plants that people don't know the usefulness of. My favorite place to be is in the forest, as far away from civilization as I can get, though I am far from antisocial. And I bet you couldnt' tell that I'm somewhat gregarious (talks a lot). And I bet you can't tell that I read a bunch, and about every topic imaginable, even cooking (though most of that knowledge comes from years of trial and error, reading, and experimentation).

I also love honesty and integrity above all other human traits. And I try very hard to live those traits. About family, my wife comes first, followed by my children. And that saying at the bottom of my posts, I believe that to be an ultimate truth, along with religeous faith.

I am who I appear to be in my posts, though with all the weaknesses of the average mortal. I strive to be better than I am, and frequently do foolish things to hinder my progression. But I always keep looking forward, picking myself up, and tryiing again.

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Old 05-02-2006, 12:08 PM   #48
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Wow, this thread was great reading on my lunchbreak! A few surprises, gender-wise, but after reading grumblebee's explanation about her handle, her gender was a dead giveaway, LOL! I talk EXACTLY the same way to my cat!

As for me, my given name, Lee, doesn't help most people. About 7 years ago, my brother, with whom I share a townhouse, was interested in smoking meats and low and slow BBQ. We bought a smoker and I got on the internet to find out how to use the thing. I found the wonderful BBQ Forum http://www.rbjb.com/rbjb/rbjbboard/ where I joined in. "Q" is the shortened term for "BBQ" and, since I was, at first, just finding out information for my brother, I added the "Sis" for that forum. I have kept QSis everywhere else on the internet.

Shortly after that, we became a 2-person competitive BBQ team, and many of our internet BBQ buddies on the circuit know us as QSis and QBro.

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Old 05-02-2006, 12:14 PM   #49
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Grumblebee, the Americans in your country are buying Cubans for very political reasons.

As a result of the Cuban missile crisis in the early sixties, JFK put an embargo on Cuban products, including cigars.

There is a story I have heard many times that he purchased as many as he could before he enacted the embargo and had literally thousands resting in the proper humidity and temperature conditions.

He certainly did like his cigars.

Is that a true tale?

I have no idea.

But yes, we cannot legally bring Cuban cigars into the US.
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Old 05-02-2006, 12:15 PM   #50
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Originally Posted by Constance
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wow, hi there, Connie!! Nice to see you!!!

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