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Marilyn Tassy :

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It's just weird how people can turn out.....

I hear you. My mother says the same about me.  Usually accompanied with "What went wrong?", "You don't deserve Mrs Fluffy" (I think they all love her more than me!) and  lastly "I knew it wouldn't last" (referring to my ex-wife with plenty of justification). 

I'm even saying it about my kids and the macro and micro level.  Fluffyette1 does not like raisins. How can that possibly be?  I like raisins with everything.

But history repeats itself.  Like a good curry.

fluffy2560 :

On my travels I have been in Asia many times and people are small.

I lived in Appenzell (Switzerland). We had to move into the upper floor of an old house converted into apartments specifically because that apartment had vaulted ceilings. I, at 6 ft / 1.82 m, could not even stand up straight in the rest of the house. Spend years stooping over just walking the hallways to our apartment. If I tried to stand up fully straight, my head hit the ceiling, and my neck was still bent.

My wife is not as tall as I am, and she was still taller than most locals there.

That experiences is probably why one outstanding feature of our house, its mostly 3 m ceilings, really helped me decide for it. I really wanted some vertical space for a change.

fluffy2560 :

Now I'm thinking of going to Sárvár one weekend to be "muddied up"!

Really muddied up:

http://img-9gag-fun.9cache.com/photo/aEn62oo_460sv.mp4

Do not watch if you get mud nightmares.

P.S. Am I the only one who would have thrown her a rope or something, rather than just video tape it?  :/

klsallee :

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P.S. Am I the only one who would have thrown her a rope or something, rather than just video tape it?  :/

I think she was not doing too bad.  I think she needed to try and lay on the surface and swim.  The suction would be extremely difficult to overcome.  If they tried to pull her out with a rope, she'd have lost her clothing.  Not that it seems to be important if you are drowning.

klsallee :

....That experiences is probably why one outstanding feature of our house, its mostly 3 m ceilings, really helped me decide for it. I really wanted some vertical space for a change.

Do you need to wear a hat up there where there are clouds?

My niece is over 6ft and she finds no-one will help her lift bags and stuff.  They think she's tall and therefore she's strong. Tall = strong.  Seems unfair but hard to imagine.  Not that I personally have ever experience anyone mistaking me for a tall person (except in Asia).

I was looking at my high ceilings and wondering if I should lower them.

It is unfair for "shoties" to always ask tall people for help, I really do not mind helping but darn, I am not strong at all.
I look strong, carry myself like I am strong but it is all an act, I am a weakling!
I once had a BF before I met my "perfect" husband, this boyfriend was nice and all but only around 5'4"tall. I actually did hate going out much in public with him, bad me... He did however look like a double for Paul McCartney, what can I say... I am sometimes shallow!

Marilyn Tassy :

....He did however look like a double for Paul McCartney, what can I say... I am sometimes shallow!

Maybe he could put on a Liverpudlian accent, have a mop hairdo, 60s suit and  appear on TV shows and on quiet days, cut the ribbons to open supermarkets.

Hopefully everything on this post will be "off topic"!

Yes, Sir Paul and Sr. Mick what can we say about being,"All Sold Out"!

My eldest sister lived in London for 10 years, picked up a strange sort of UK accent, her husband was Welsh but lived in London for years so his accent was mixed up as well.
She in her youth could of been a stand in for several "stars" depending on her mood and what she was wearing, she was super skinny when she came to Cal for a visit.
She could look allot like either a female Steven Tyler, Mick Jagger, Jane Fonda or a Hilary Swank, we all have that sort of face.(Carol Burnett as well)
She was wearing a black beret and some jeans while ridding a bus in Cal. 2 teen age girls started screaming and went up to her for her autograph, they thought she was Sr. Mick!! Not exactly a huge ego boost for a women to be mistaken for Mick Jagger.
She told them they were mistaken but they didn't believe her, like Mick would be riding the old bus !
Disclaimer: Jane Fonda, Carol Burnett and Hilary Swank are female as far as we know at least!

Marilyn Tassy :

...She was wearing a black beret and some jeans while ridding a bus in Cal. 2 teen age girls started screaming and went up to her for her autograph, they thought she was Sr. Mick!! Not exactly a huge ego boost for a women to be mistaken for Mick Jagger.
She told them they were mistaken but they didn't believe her, like Mick would be riding the old bus !
Disclaimer: Jane Fonda, Carol Burnett and Hilary Swank are female as far as we know at least!

She could have changed her name to Michaela Jagger, dressed the same and worked on some Jagger moves. Maybe even a song or two.  At least she would have got priority in restaurant reservations.

I knew a guy called Hugh Grant (no, not him).   He said people did get confused that it was him EVEN though he looked nothing like the famous one, was much older and a lot shorter.

Hungarian Twist: Gene Simmons of Kiss is Hungarian.  Contemporary of Steven Tyler.

Marilyn Tassy :

Hopefully everything on this post will be "off topic"!

Yay!  Posts can never be off topic when the subject is nothing is off topic.

I wonder if the moderators will call time on this as it's hardly about Hungary. 

We need to insert a Hungarian twist to each post.  See my previous entry.

My other sister had a long time BF named, Johnnie Walker, he was/is a lawyer, was a great name to get clients with.
That same sister went to school with a boy named, Harry Leggs! Poor guy almost as bad as being named a Boy named Sue!

Too bad my eldest sister is lacking in the "crazy" like the rest of us sibs are, she could of ran with messing with those girls heads for a bit, just for a laugh.
Strange men in my youth would tell me i looked just like Jane Fonda, then later as a married women, all of a sudden it became Carol Burnett... No matter, I would always give them the come back, pre or post her plastic surgery! Put them on the spot, some men are just too fresh.
A couple weeks back here at Paskal pool in Budapest a HU guy was a bit forward with me.
He must of been enjoying the cocktails they sell at the pool because he was glassy eyed and weird.
I was standing in front of a lap lane adjusting my googles before getting in the water.
He was looking up at me and kept saying,magash( don't know the proper spelling ) have found out since that it means tall or high.
He said it 3 times to me and people were staring at us. I decided to just be flip and said in English to him, yes, I know I am HOT Stuff and I got in the pool and swam far away from him.
It's weird at my age to be getting attention from odd men for strange reasons, rude really, I hate that sort of attention, most people do hate it.

fluffy2560 :

Do you need to wear a hat up there where there are clouds?

I sure do wear a hat. But not because of the clouds. It is to keep my head from getting sun burned. Because it is so much closer to the sun. Especially so in Hungary (doing my part to add the "Hungarian Twist").

fluffy2560 :

I knew a guy called Hugh Grant (no, not him).   He said people did get confused that it was him EVEN though he looked nothing like the famous one, was much older and a lot shorter.

That is funny. And art imitating life, when in the movie "Notting Hill" the real Hugh Grant talks with his employee about maybe seeing Ringo Star, but probably not.....  :)

Marilyn Tassy :

He must of been enjoying the cocktails they sell at the pool because he was glassy eyed and weird.

A few weeks ago, at a restaurant, my wife went to wash up before the meal, and a complete stranger suddenly appeared, sat down at our table and started to talk with me. He had (way) too much wine (it was lunch time by the way) and it was a rather "upscale" restaurant. Just overall odd. Yes, it made me uncomfortable. From what I gathered, eventually, he liked my "huszár" mustache.

Marilyn Tassy :

magash( don't know the proper spelling )

Almost right: "magas". The singular "s" in Hungarian is always pronounced "sh". That is why the capital is actually pronounced Budapesht. For the simple "s" sound (as in sand, snake or south) it is spelled "sz".

Yes, there is a little "Hungarian Twist" to the show, each and every evening.  ;)

I wonder if anyone else has met their Doppelganger?
I have, it was beyond strange!
I had some of the same friends as my older sister in Hollywood.
My older friends often told me I looked , spoke and moved exactly like a women they all knew.
I was 17 and she was 18 years old.
She was up in SF and I was in LA.
6 months or so went by,a friend and I were in  a club, not sure which one,, The Rainbow or the Whiskey, a club where we usually didn't go very often, those 2 were not our normal hangouts.
My friend grabbed me and said, She is here, you must meet her
Went into the ladies room ( where all strange things happen) yes a real, meeting in the ladies room...and was amazed to meet my exact double, almost exact, her hair was a tiny bit darker and longer but she looked so much  like me that it was odd. We basically just starred at each other in amazement.
What was the weirdest thing was the back story on her,always have to refer to the back story for the real background.
She apparently was still working at her "profession" yes she was a "call girl "who was dedicated to the "art" of S&M!!!!!
One friend said he had met her in SF while she was dressed in some outfit and using a bull whip on the street!
Needless to say, I didn't wish to exchange numbers with her!

It isn't always good to look like someone else.
My older sister and I were often mistaken as twins.
She was built more small boned but still we looked or could of passed as twins, I used to use her college ID card to enter clubs when I was a minor, no one ever questioned the photo ID either.
I was afraid at some point in time some person or persons would do me in because I looked so much like my wild sister.
Once I was in the lift going to my hairdressing appointment in a posh hotel on the second floor of a hotel in W. Hollywood.
a couple was in the lift, I entered and then another man entered the lift.
All of a sudden the man lifted me up gave me a huge kiss on my mouth and said, "Hey babe what's up?"
I knew that second he must of thought I was my sister, he sort of realized by my shocked expression   and total confusion that he had made a mistake, I had to tell him I wasn't my sister. He said next time I see her, have her give him a ring!! He had a broken arm and looked like a rough sort wondered why he was going up to the salon, maybe he was following me?
Another time I was a new hairdresser at another posh salon in Westwood. The senior staff didn't really talk much to us assistants so they didn't really know me well.
2 weeks or so into the new job they had a party, I didn't go to the party, was happy to have some time off with my family and not a big party goer.
My sister knew some of the people who worked in that salon, used to get her hair down there too.
She came to the party, didn't know most of the staff so didn't bother to say hello to any of them and being herself probably was loud and funny, making a big show and to their minds being rude by not saying hi.
The next work day everyone was giving me dirty looks.. I had to go around and explain to the senior staff that it was not me at the party, it was my trouble making older sister,not sure they ever believed me because I was let go a couple weeks later... One of the few times I was ever let go from a job.

Marilyn Tassy :

I wonder if anyone else has met their Doppelganger?

I never have for myself.

Yet, just his year I noticed how much my Wife looked like John William Waterhouse's - The Lady of Shalott.

This painting was my computer's desktop image when I first met my wife. But I only noticed the similarity this year when looking over some old photos of my wife at the time we first met. Almost 20 years later I made the "conscious" connection. How odd is that?

Beautiful painting, your wife is very pretty.

That red bulls blood wine will make just about anyone overly friendly.
It must of been uncomfortable to have a stranger just sit down and start up a big conversation without being invited. Good thing it wasn't a lady or your wife might of gotten mad, I know I would have.
It was 12 to 14 years back when this happened to me at Szechenyi spa.
My husband and I went alone to the spa, after doing my laps I went into the hotter mineral water while he was still swimming in another pool.
A HU man with a handlebar mustache kept smiling at me from across where I was trying to relax.
He was freaking me out some because he just wouldn't stop slapping his lap and smiling, motioning for me to come over and sit on his lap in the water!!!
WTH??? I was foolish, should of just gotten up and left but thought in my stubborn way, why should I move because of him.
My husband from far off noticed what was going on and gave me the "look" like what trouble are you in now?
I had pointed to my wedding ring on my finger in hopes that this weirdo would realize I was not on the "hunt". Some people are just too pushy and strange, suppose those are really the only sorts that do cause trouble, the pushy strange ones, normal people give people their space and don't bother anyone.

klsallee :

...... He had (way) too much wine (it was lunch time by the way) and it was a rather "upscale" restaurant. Just overall odd. Yes, it made me uncomfortable. From what I gathered, eventually, he liked my "huszár" mustache....

Maybe he was just feeling a little bit "warm".

The tache might not have been all he liked.

Hungarian twist: HU word for "warm" means something else sometimes.

Oh dear, are we gong there?
Just messing around...
We knew many Hungarians in Cal in the 70's who left HU because of their sexual orientation, all guys we still hear about  once in a blue moon.
One is a painter, a real character, he was the eldest in the group of Hungarians we knew. He was pretty much the "mother hen" of the house, can you imagine a big old Hollywood house with at least 10 Hungarian guys both straight and gay living there at all times?
They in time took over the entire complex, the house and all the side buildings on the property.
My husband and I lived in the house for a short couple of weeks when we returned to Cal from NY.
Almost lost my mind during those weeks, nice guys but really one young lady in a house with 10 HU guys?
I had allot of "big brothers" at that time, all treated me with respect and gave me my space but still, it was something nightmares are made of.
The nice thing was their door was always open to anyone who needed a place to stay, huge pots of soup on the stove at all hours of the day or night. Whoever had money bought the food for everyone.
I suppose that is commune living, not for me really.

fluffy2560 :

The tache might not have been all he liked.

He was actually a member of a local huszar group himself. My wife knows most of the locals in these groups, and knew him too.   :)

Marilyn Tassy :

Oh dear, are we gong there?
Just messing around...
We knew many Hungarians in Cal in the 70's who left HU because of their sexual orientation, all guys we still hear about  once in a blue moon....

Maybe we should.

HU is really messed when it comes to LGBT rights.  One of many messed up things in HU.   

I guess you've heard the story of the pigs heads on the Southern border?  And apparently this had some links to vegetable faces or some nonsense that was also being considered. Not actually found that story yet

See here: Pigs Heads

Tragic comedy it seems.  Farce even.

Forgive me but as a VERY liberal person I find this bordering on madness.  Mrs Fluffy went bonkers when she found out!

fluffy2560 :

See here: Pigs Heads

Tragic comedy it seems.  Farce even.

Speaking for myself, as an American, the daily dose of Trumpisims literally trumps that.

klsallee :
fluffy2560 :

See here: Pigs Heads

Tragic comedy it seems.  Farce even.

Speaking for myself, as an American, the daily dose of Trumpisims literally trumps that.

Hmmm.. fair enough but by what standard?  Pig ignorance?

Trump is back pedalling on the deportation plan.

fluffy2560 :

Pig

Enough said.  :D

Noticed the news on pigs heads at the boarder on the internet news, how insane!
Like that will scare anyone away, more likely to make them madder then a hatter.
It is sometimes extremely hard to tell my friends and family in the US about my life in HU. They never get it.

klsallee :
fluffy2560 :

Pig

Enough said.  :D

That might be an insult.

Pigs are supposedly very intelligent animals.  But I couldn't name one pig who had a top 20 hit or ran a major investment bank or discovered a sub-atomic particle or discovered a new element called "Pigonium" or "Oinkonium".

Politicians though, I've got a list of potential candidates with pig-like characteristics.

I believe human beings in Papua New Guinea are called "long pigs" by cannibals thereabouts.

Mr Trump could always start his victory tour there.

You mean end his tour there!
I lived on the Island of Hawaii for a couple of years, rumor was that the British Explorer Captain Cook was not only killed there but was actually eaten by some of the locals... Been to the town of Captain  Cook, probably the most peaceful place ever.

fluffy2560 :
klsallee :
fluffy2560 :

Pig

Enough said.  :D

That might be an insult.
Pigs are supposedly very intelligent animals.

But let us remember, in 1984, the Pigs were the ones that claimed all animals were equal, but some were more equal than others...

Marilyn Tassy :

Been to the town of Captain  Cook, probably the most peaceful place ever.

I have been to Hana.... Coming from Humboldt California, "laid back" was an understatement.  :)

And let us not even get into comparing Maui Waui versus Humboldt Honey....

Yes, I have a "past", and I add stress and emphasis on the word "past".  :)

Marilyn Tassy :

You mean end his tour there!
I lived on the Island of Hawaii for a couple of years, rumor was that the British Explorer Captain Cook was not only killed there but was actually eaten by some of the locals... Been to the town of Captain  Cook, probably the most peaceful place ever.

Start and End absolutely.

McTrump Sajtburger anyone?

klsallee :

....But let us remember, in 1984, the Pigs were the ones that claimed all animals were equal, but some were more equal than others...

Touche!

What comes around goes around....

klsallee :

But let us remember, in 1984, the Pigs were the ones that claimed all animals were equal, but some were more equal than others...

Oops. The book was Animal Farm, not 1984. Did I make a Freudian slip, or double speak?  :/

klsallee :
klsallee :

But let us remember, in 1984, the Pigs were the ones that claimed all animals were equal, but some were more equal than others...

Oops. The book was Animal Farm, not 1984. Did I make a Freudian slip, or double speak?  :/

Haha, yes, I didn't notice. I should have done. Same author of course.

I think you'll find it was "Newspeak".

Great film that, 1984.  Richard Burton's last acting role I believe (he was Big Brother).

I am reminded of a kind of "joke" about socialism.   

1: When the workers rise up,  we will all have Rolls Royces to drive. 

2: What if I don't want to drive a Rolls Royce? 

1: Sorry, you won't have a choice but to  drive a Rolls.

Further to the anti-refugee mask issue, here are some pictures:

Veg Masks on Border

Wow, am I missing something, these masks are just "weird"!
Who and why are 2 questions that first come to mind.
Pigs heads, now that would really be a page from "Lord of the Flies"!
I must refrain from too many "political" comments, get myself into trouble that way.
Looks like the boarder control has too much time on their hands if they can have an "art" project going on at the boarder.

I suppose to some minds these heads are to show how "Barbaric" and "Scary" the Magyars are.
Reminds me of Vlad the Impaler, leave something behind to put fear in the hearts of the "enemy".
Makes me sort of think of my maternal family members, all women going back to my great-grandmother who was a full blooded Mohawk.
The Iroquois warriors wore their hair in the now called,"Mohawk" style as a sort of protection for their clan members who were either female, children or the elderly. It was also seen to the scalpers as an insult, to have a scalp to sell that was so messed up on purpose.
They would cut their hair, shave it in different styles with the now famous Mohawk cut as the most popular to the scalpers.
Some would do the reverse and shave down the middle only, while others would cut off the back or front only, always leaving a bit long to keep their spiritual energy in tack.
They tried to protect the weak in the clans by cutting their powerful hair themselves to advertise that if they had been scalped they had already sort of scalped themselves and didn't leave much for the traders to sell. A in your face rebel  quality, love it really.

Marilyn Tassy :

I suppose to some minds these heads are to show how "Barbaric" and "Scary" the Magyars are.
Reminds me of Vlad the Impaler, leave something behind to put fear in the hearts of the "enemy".....

They must be off their trolleys if they think some fancy vegetable art is going to keep out people fleeing for their lives.   

I would even say it's utterly retarded but using that term comparing the thought processes of veg voodoo instigators would be an insult to mentally disadvantaged people.

Someone had too  much time on their hands and a love of "art".
I probably shouldn't share this neg. view from my hubby the Hungarian. he said words to the effect that if they put pig's heads up on the fences then the refugees might look into putting a few guards heads on sticks... Hope not, things could get really nasty if people let their base animal out.

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