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  1. memories -> waltz

     

    All started when I bought a very ruined mix of string and wood at a garage sale for our then 5 year old as an instrument for 50 euro. Some 500 euro more for a professional repair because it turned out as a concert zither. She still plays it and she was offered 4000 euro for it.

    A year back the art school of our third performed the waltz Tales from the Vienna Woods. We had a lot of laughing when she tried to copy the zither player in Rieu's orchestra.

     

    He is as funny playing the Third Man theme

     

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  2. Oldest wasn't visiting with her family, so we had some overripe banana getting brown.  Put in slices and deep frozen to save for something like a cake, fruitwine or .... Picked some strawberries in the garden. Frozen banana and fresh strawberry in a kitchen multitool, blending and mixing for a minute and ready is something like an ice cream. Nice after an afternoon in the sun bringing bushes in shape.

     

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    Obviously I didn't need the heating element of the multitool. But the container designed to keep food warm also keeps icecream cold :)

  3. 18 hours ago, gogoblender said:

    What a Gift! you must be sending her over the highest quality neighbor pies to have deemed so worthy!woooooo live opera...  life changing performance

    :)

    gogo

    We live near Dillenburg the place Wilhelm of Orange was born. My neighbour is somehow related to the royal family and owns land near Dillenburg. He has a sort of weekend house near my house. He is around 350 million Euro heavy, so yes self made fruit wine or a pie is best I can do. It is at least something you can't buy with money. I look after his forest which connects to mine. So it was a sort of thank you. His son and our oldest grew up together everytime they were at the place.

     

    Performance -> live

    I think a big part of performance is interaction with the audience. Something that is lost when seeing just a video.

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  4. There  is one reason I mainly stick to Sacred 2 and it is spare time. My wife and me often have readiness when new games appear. Once we have time the new games are not new anymore, tons of guides, exploits,... So there is not really anything new to try and we save the money for board games or bicycles.

    Sacred2 was different. Disease exploiding build, high intelligence staff dryads, yes just as with other games within weeks these builds appeared ....  But heh, there was still something untried because of its complexity: kungfu dryads, melee elves, captain america SW's. Or with D2F barbarian jumper or Burgfräulein paladins.

    Grimward and Diablo were mainly kept alive by adding unique items from time to time which allowed new builds. Like the set which caused fire explosions when a Barbarian landed a jump.  A kungfu dryad was allways in the game, but noone tried it out. My signature has a reason to be there:

    Imagination is more important than game guides, because a wiki has only a limited number of guides

     

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  5. 16 hours ago, Hooyaah said:

    As far as sidearms are concerned, I prefer my Desert Eagle. (unless it's my concealed-carry weapon)

     

     

     

    Different purposes. I don't need a weapon for self defense or shooting at a training place. I need it when seaching injured boars in thorny bush land. each zoll of barrel length may block quick movement of the sidearm. The times I needed it the shooting distance was always less than a metre. So accuracy is only secondary.

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    I normally use a Drilling, three barreled gun, for hunting. German law is no automatic, you have to make sure to hit a save place if the shot misses or penetrates the target, if possible only one shot, ... Our forestis surrounded by autobahns and secondaries so game can't levethe wood island. Hunting is mainly to keep a small and healthy game population.

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    Different -> variatio delectat

     

     

     

     

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  6. 21 hours ago, gogoblender said:

    Serious looking gun!! Haven't seen a 357 magnum in a while... my head always has the old-school original version running in it... your new one looks like kit from Star Wars!

    catch shot -> Classic 

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    Every centimetre of barrel length is higher risc to have it trapped in thorny bush twigs if you need it. The magnum calibre is mainly to have as much power in a as small as possible weapon...

    Was considering a small Glock23 but I am used to magnum calibre short barreled revolvers. I use them very rarely, so without lot of training with a new type I won't feel comfortable.

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    Jewelry -> sockets

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  7. holster -> catch shot

    I have a Taurus M605 Poly Protector which is a short barreled light polymer revolver with magnum calibre. It is used to hunt for injured -mainly car collisions- boars in bush land. You have to push twigs away and want to make sure that the revolver is where your fist points in case of a sudden attack. You may have just one shot at point blanc so manstop ammunition is loaded.

    My holster is to keep the revolver save when walking forests and not used for fast drawing or concealing. I just had to use a revolver 7 times in all these years. I prefer a Saufeder/ boar spear near roads with people. 

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  8. 40 minutes ago, Lindor said:

     If only I could spare washing the dishes :D

     

    Buy some dogs. They sometimes even clean the dishes before your family starts eating. We had once five slaves, but three left house meanwhile... There is not much more frustating than a dinning table with 3.5*1.5 metres with only 2 people at it the three days a week the twins have fullday school.

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  9. 2 hours ago, gogoblender said:

    transmission belt -> dad

    not sure I remember correctly...but maybe this was something that my dad (plane engineer and pilot) changed in our garage with the help of our entire family?

    :oooo:

    gogo

    Dad -> mom

    highly depends on how easy to access it. For the VW Beetle and our VW 412  it was very easy. Dad even repaired it once on the road. My mom had to unwear her nylon pantyhose. Making a node into it it worked the 40kilometres till home. But 34horsepower aren't that much. For cars with heavy V8 engines you may have to use a crane for the engine or place your family on a pulley.

    Our VW 412 had the same rear engine as the Beetle. Even it was not looking like that.

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