HereticZero

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  1. I want to visit Europe but not sure where to start?

     

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    2. Ann

      Ann

      What do you want to see? Ruins....Italy. Museums...Paris and be willing to wait in lines during the summer... Or if you want to see beautiful country with wine the Chianti or Tuscan regions in Italy are beautiful and the food and wine are fabulous. Beer drinker....I recommend skipping Germany and going to Belgium. Westvleteren 12 is recognized as one of the best beers in the world, and other Belgian beers are great. I think France and Italy are Europe's leaders in the culinary arts and each region takes pride in a their specialty. Plus keep in account how much you want to spend. The Euro is usually higher than the dollar and that can take a bite out of the budget. It all depends on what you enjoy seeing and doing.

    3. Ellinas

      Ellinas

      Remember that Europe is not a single entity; the countries and the experiences they offer can be very different.

      Personally, I would recommend Italian cuisine and Greek archaeology.  Greek food is simple enough and very tasty, but is very much styled along the lines of the eastern med and has some distinct non European aspects to it.  Try Spain if you want to see some fiestas in full swing.  If you like fairytale scenery, take a look at Lake Bled in Slovenia - I spent a very pleasant holiday there some years ago.  I've not been there but am told Croatia is also picturesque but choose your destination - I gather there is some rather obvious poverty off the beaten track.  Bulgaria does some good wines, if that's your thing.

      My favourite lake in Italy (so far) is Garda, where I've stayed at the northern side in Malcesine (cobbled streets, Scaliger castle).  Maggiore is also worth a visit though - I stayed in the area near the Borromean islands.  On either lake, you can easily hop onto a ferry to visit other towns around the shore, and Maggiore offers the option to visit the northern end into Switzerland either by train or ferry.

      If you are into more recent history combined with some scenery, southern Poland is a good place to start from to explore Auschwitz-Berkenau.  Be aware however - that trip is a litany of sheer horror.  It's the only time I've seen a museum guide fighting to hold back tears.  If you want to stay in a city, Krakow is worth a visit.  If you prefer a small town with easy access to plenty of walking, look at Zakopane.

      If you really want to try something different and fancy a cruise type holiday- how about the Norwegian fjords?

    4. Ann

      Ann

      Good advice Ellinas. The Italian lakes have a lot to offer. Isola Bella was worth the trip alone for me. One can definitely lose track of time on the Greek islands and when I was young, went to the running of the bulls in Pamplona. I never participated in the run (it's madness) but the Spanish know how to throw a party if you want that kind of thing. It's easier now a days, to research and figure out where you want to go. I've not been to many eastern cities or countries in Europe, but hear only good things about the area. So many places, and neat things to do. Follow your heart on where you want to go, then do tons of research. I like Rick Steves travel books and youtube channel. He gives solid advice for first timers in Euroland;)

  2. My divorce is FINAL! I get to keep my house.

     

    1. TrueFreedom

      TrueFreedom

      Congrats! Me too!

  3. Our universe has not existed for one day.

  4. People are so fucked in the head... The Senior Center's package vacation deal is to go see Ken Ham's Ark! And the old folks are drooling in line to go... I don't belong anywhere in public these days!

    1. end3

      end3

      Lol, oh just get in line to see the damn ark...lol.

    2. Travi

      Travi

      That park is such an eyesore on this state. 

  5. My wife runs away and my son wants back in my life. Roller coasters .... It's a happy dreadful feeling. 

    1. end3

      end3

      Going through the same shit....the ex wants to shack up with her new bf.  The kids don't want to live with the new bf.  Women can be soooooo fucked up on occasion.

  6. The drama never ends... Treacherous relationships never work out! Divorce on the horizon again, this time for good!

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    2. Travi

      Travi

      I'd be pissed too. I have a Paragon Level 76 Monk that I have worked hard on. That's a lot of progress to lose! 

    3. HereticZero

      HereticZero

      I'm at paragon 630. I do hardcore characters.

    4. Travi

      Travi

      Jesus, you got me beat by a ton then, lol

  7. Time to go on adventure.

    1. HereticZero

      HereticZero

      I went to Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas. No diamonds. It was raining hard and the ground was hard as concrete. I may come back another day?

    2. HereticZero
  8. My wife and I have been going through a rough spot. We were getting divorced, I filed paper work, she got served. She begged me not to divorce her--she has changed and is going to therapy, me too. I stopped divorce proceedings.

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    2. Travi

      Travi

      Just be careful on people changing HZ. Sometimes they wind up changing for the worse.

       

      Best wishes on getting things worked out though.

    3. HereticZero

      HereticZero

      I am optimistic but I am keeping my attorney handy.

       

    4. ThereAndBackAgain

      ThereAndBackAgain

      Best of luck to ya!

  9. Free man in 60 days. Got divorce under way.

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    2. florduh

      florduh

      Hang in there, man!

    3. Eugene39

      Eugene39

      The process sucks, but life gets better on the other side. :)

    4. TrueFreedom

      TrueFreedom

      I wish you the best! I'm getting started as well.

  10. Ending 2016 on a good point -- my xmas list is getting smaller year after year.

    1. Lilith666

      Lilith666

      Of things you want, or people you have to buy for?

  11. I had the opportunity to witness the wind blowing through the trees, shaking their branches, and ripping the top of my cherry tree off and throwing it on my car.

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    2. HereticZero

      HereticZero

      Autumn in Nebraska.

    3. buffettphan

      buffettphan

      Whew! I saw lightning strike a tree in our back yard. It blew bark over the top of the house and into the yard of the house across the street. Mother Nature can be a bitch sometimes. Glad you're ok and there's no bad damage.

    4. HereticZero

      HereticZero

      I cut the whole tree down today for pay-backs.

       

  12. Well, the ol' lady has departed for Germany. She threatens to return but I will wait and see ....

    1. buffettphan

      buffettphan

      The saga continues. Hope things work out the way you want. Take care of yourself, HZ.

    2. HereticZero

      HereticZero

      I'm ready for whatever happens.

       

  13. This is going to be interesting... I am OK, BTW, but I was attacked by two pits in my yard yesterday morning. Police, sirens, yelling, tickets, and fines. I was just taking pictures in my own front yard.

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    2. Deidre

      Deidre

      sorry that happened, hope you're ok

    3. HereticZero
    4. HereticZero

      HereticZero

      Neighbors fixed their fence to keep the dogs away from me.

       

  14. Anyone ever have a misspelled name on an airline ticket through a travel agent? How do you fix it? I imagine the travel agent can fix it?

  15. Ha! Now I know the difference between hornets and paper wasps. I been killing off paper wasps all day around here.

  16. Outlived classmate #4 from Class of 1975, Hallock, Minnesota.

    1. rjn

      rjn

      Most people here tried God Thumbelina. Thanks, but no thanks, we're not buying what you're selling.

  17. Think I could catch a break in all the drama around here? Hell no. Had to put my 14 year old dog to sleep this afternoon. She had multiple tumors that added five pounds to her weight. They grew fast in the last couple of weeks! Bindi the wonder dog. RIP.

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    2. FreeThinkerNZ

      FreeThinkerNZ

      So sorry for the loss of your best friend. Hugs.

    3. hockeyfan70

      hockeyfan70

      Sorry to hear. When our dog dies, it's going to be devastating.

    4. yunea

      yunea

      I'm so sorry. :( RIP, Bindi.

  18. Finally! SCJ Scalia is DEAD!

    1. HereticZero

      HereticZero

      Let the bells toll from sea to shining sea.

    2. SilentLoner

      SilentLoner

      Ding dong the witch is dead

    3. FreeThinkerNZ

      FreeThinkerNZ

      *Does a little dance*

  19. A former friend of mine, a religious nut-case, always prayed for healing when ill. Apparently God wasn't working out for him so he had triple by-pass heart surgery. He's doing well, thanks to science and the godless doctors who saved his ass.

    1. Travi

      Travi

      And I would imagine they are still yelling: Praise God!!!

       

      Good to hear he is recovering well. Hopefully it continues as such.

    2. Fuego

      Fuego

      He'll be just certain that god "guided" the docs. The BS is strong in these ones.

    3. Deidre

      Deidre

      Yea, even though I'm back to the faith, I don't 'pray like that' anymore. I pray moreso for God to give me strength no matter the outcomes in life. :)

  20. My brother-in-law in Alaska just lost three members of his family who were returning from hunting moose. Their boat was capsized by 50 mph winds on the river and they all drowned. Their bodies washed ashore a few hours ago.

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    2. Eugene39

      Eugene39

      Wow...that's terrible. Will be keeping you & your family in my thoughts.

    3. milesaway

      milesaway

      i'm so sorry for your loss! even though i don't know you, you'll all be in my thoughts.

    4. SkipNChurch

      SkipNChurch

      Sea indeed is an evil Mistress,,,

  21. BY THOR"S BALLS! 20 HOURS OF FUCKING LABOR! and we got our first grandbaby.

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    2. Cousin Ricky

      Cousin Ricky

      Congratulations! Now's your opportunity to undermine some authority!

    3. TheBluegrassSkeptic

      TheBluegrassSkeptic

      Beautiful child, happy family. What a great week for you all!

    4. milesaway
  22. 99% chance of grandbaby by daylight tomorrow.

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    2. Burnedout

      Burnedout

      Congrats Grandpa!

    3. Travi

      Travi

      Congratulations on becoming a grandfather. Time to spoil the little one :P

    4. HereticZero
  23. Ever feel like you are a character trapped in a really bad movie you can't escape from?

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    2. Thought2Much

      Thought2Much

      CUT! Okay, can you try that line again, but with a little more feeling? And... ROLL 'EM!

    3. HereticZero

      HereticZero

      I'll do it like Shatner

    4. Thought2Much

      Thought2Much

      "Did you... everfeellikeyouareacharacter... trapped... inareallybadmovie... you can't... escapefrom?"

  24. I have a neighbor that likes to yell abuse at us. He's a redneck. I don't argue with him but now to shut him up, everytime he starts his rants outside, we start filming. I am going to post his BS to Facebook starting with next film.

    1. HereticZero

      HereticZero

      He's a neighborhood bully that only picks on people he thinks can't argue with him. He won't talk when I am outside so he waits until my wife or son's pregnant girlfriend is outside alone. Now we all carry cameras.

       

    2. florduh

      florduh

      I look forward to some video!

    3. FreeThinkerNZ