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by Keesa
Sat Jan 03, 2004 9:21 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: h( grafi/s
Replies: 29
Views: 6372

And more expensive. :cry:

But Papermate has the same problem as all the other ball-points I've used. Clotting, lumps, jerky writing...I don't care for them.
by Keesa
Sat Jan 03, 2004 9:13 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 16
Views: 4339

I guess I'm just not good with people or parties.
by Keesa
Sat Jan 03, 2004 3:52 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Does anyone feel guilty for studying dead languages?
Replies: 40
Views: 9966

Ouch. I still say I'm glad I'm homeschooled...
by Keesa
Sat Jan 03, 2004 3:40 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Languages and computers
Replies: 8
Views: 2229

It was funny...a friend of mine felt sorry for me because I didn't know any programmer languages, so he gave me a link to a PDF file of a textbook on a programmer language, but-I couldn't read it! It would say things like, "Now, when we say 'this', all we're saying is 'that'," but the thing was, I d...
by Keesa
Sat Jan 03, 2004 3:26 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: h( grafi/s
Replies: 29
Views: 6372

Nope. :D

The thing I don't like about ball-points is that they don't lay down a smooth line. They're all jerky and uneven. The ink doesn't go on smoothly, and sometimes it doesn't go on at all. Liquid ink is better, and my new calligraphy pen is best of all, at least in my opinion.
by Keesa
Sat Jan 03, 2004 3:03 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Languages and computers
Replies: 8
Views: 2229

The only languages most of my friends study, and the only languages necessary in the business world of America, as I see it. :D
by Keesa
Sat Jan 03, 2004 2:58 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Does anyone feel guilty for studying dead languages?
Replies: 40
Views: 9966

No, I don't think that Ancient Greek or Latin are exactly vital job qualifications here in the U.S., unless, of course, what Bert hinted at in another thread was true, and all classical language students were computer experts. There are, however, several languages that business students around here ...
by Keesa
Sat Jan 03, 2004 2:37 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 16
Views: 4339

I just want to know how our neighbors knew when our bedtime was. :wink: Fireworks and car horns and metal on metal from nine o'clock to twelve is enough to drive anyone crazy. They didn't start until I was reaching for the light switch, though...it's as though they were just waiting until they could...
by Keesa
Sat Jan 03, 2004 2:25 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: h( grafi/s
Replies: 29
Views: 6372

Emma_85 wrote:I think they are called biros here, because the firm that first patented the idea was called Biro.
It would make sense...our "slang" term for a ball-point pen is "Bic", which is also the company that makes them (it makes the best ball-points. I don't know that it made them first.).
by Keesa
Sat Jan 03, 2004 2:21 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Languages and computers
Replies: 8
Views: 2229

Languages and computers

On second thought, I'm starting a new thread for this reply. Bert wrote: A little 'aside' question; Why is it that so many classicists are also computer experts (or at least computer geeks.) I'm neither. I can pretty well maneuver my way around online, and I can do most things with computers that I ...
by Keesa
Sat Jan 03, 2004 2:19 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Does anyone feel guilty for studying dead languages?
Replies: 40
Views: 9966

A little 'aside' question; Why is it that so many classicists are also computer experts (or at least computer geeks.) I'm neither. :( I can pretty well maneuver my way around online, and I can do most things with computers that I need to do (i.e., format a manuscript on Microsoft Word or outline a ...
by Keesa
Fri Jan 02, 2004 1:22 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Does anyone feel guilty for studying dead languages?
Replies: 40
Views: 9966

Re: Does anyone feel guilty for studying dead languages?

Do you feel guilty for studying dead languages? Sure, all the time. It was especially bad over the Christmas season, when there was so much else to be done, and we were rushing around like chickens with our heads cut off, trying to get things done. (Have you ever seen a chicken running around after...
by Keesa
Fri Jan 02, 2004 12:41 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Photos of Textkit's books
Replies: 18
Views: 5226

If we both tell them, they'll have to listen! :wink:

But will they act on it?
by Keesa
Thu Jan 01, 2004 11:55 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Photos of Textkit's books
Replies: 18
Views: 5226

I think it's criminal to make a paperback! They should all have hard covers! I can't say that. I love hardbacks, of course, and I'd like to have nothing but hardcover books, but when I look at the availability and the affordability of paperbacks, and I look at all the books I've been able to read a...
by Keesa
Wed Dec 31, 2003 10:20 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Cleo's intro
Replies: 11
Views: 4165

Welcome, Cleo! I'm a homeschooled kid myself (recently graduated, actually, but hey! you never stop learning) with a passion for gathering knowledge. (Hence my language studies, which brought me here, to Textkit.) I wish I'd had a chance to learn Latin at 6! Ah, well, such is life. I wish you and yo...
by Keesa
Wed Dec 31, 2003 3:10 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: New Year's Resolutions... Learning Greek and Latin
Replies: 9
Views: 2657

Just to study regularly, really; get back to doing a lesson a day, the way I was before the Christmas season. :? Oh, yes! And to make those vocabulary cards that I've been planning to make for the past decade. :D I'd also like to finish the books I'm working in (D'Ooge and White) before the start of...
by Keesa
Wed Dec 31, 2003 12:52 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Hi, new to Textkit
Replies: 8
Views: 2940

Welcome! I'm studying both Greek and Latin, although more of the Latin. Textkit is the best place for learning either that I've ever found yet. Actually, I probably wouldn't even be learning Latin , except that the Latin section looked soooo tempting! :D

Again, welcome to Textkit!
by Keesa
Wed Dec 31, 2003 12:00 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 16
Views: 4339

I'll be home. We don't do much for New Years.

Happy New Years, though!
by Keesa
Tue Dec 30, 2003 1:12 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Poetic Edda CD
Replies: 11
Views: 5512

Oh, thank you. I figure that if I ask enough dumb questions, one day I'll understand all the intricacies of normal life. :wink:
by Keesa
Tue Dec 30, 2003 12:57 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Users Browsing this Forum...None?
Replies: 7
Views: 2147

Bert wrote:
Dionusius Philadelphus wrote: "What she asked of me at the end of the day--
Caligula would have blushed."
If "Little Boots" would have blushed, I don't want to know what she asked of you.
And I don't want to.
by Keesa
Sun Dec 28, 2003 11:53 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Earth-holding Poseidon, the Earth-Shaker
Replies: 16
Views: 4409

California never seems to get a break, does it?
by Keesa
Sun Dec 28, 2003 4:45 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Users Browsing this Forum...None?
Replies: 7
Views: 2147

:lol:
by Keesa
Sun Dec 28, 2003 4:39 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: h( grafi/s
Replies: 29
Views: 6372

Oh, thank you. I shall certainly look into this. Writing with a non-disposable pen is more fun than I thought it would be, especially now that I don't put more ink on myself than I do on the paper.
by Keesa
Sun Dec 28, 2003 1:39 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: A London Gem for Classicists
Replies: 11
Views: 3069

You are making me jealous. :wink: I"m sure if I could see it right now, my face would be the same color as Textkit.
by Keesa
Sun Dec 28, 2003 1:36 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Users Browsing this Forum...None?
Replies: 7
Views: 2147

I keep myself logged in. It makes it easier.
by Keesa
Sun Dec 28, 2003 1:33 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: It's already Christmas eve here, so...
Replies: 28
Views: 6738

Carola wrote: -in keeping with the strange people indoors!)
:D Perhaps I should move to Australia, so that my landscaping can match its gardener!
by Keesa
Sat Dec 27, 2003 10:34 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: raw_preverb
Replies: 7
Views: 4335

Oh, is that what it means?! I came across that term (raw preverb) in my reading a while ago, but I couldn't make heads or tails of what the book was talking about... It makes so much sense when you explain it that way.

If you ever encounter a cooked preverb, tell it hi for me.
by Keesa
Sat Dec 27, 2003 9:38 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Users Browsing this Forum...None?
Replies: 7
Views: 2147

Users Browsing this Forum...None?

It's the funniest thing; sometimes when I'm in a forum, it will say "Users Browsing this forum: Keesa (and anyone else who happens to be on)". Other times, though, it says, "Users browsing this forum: none."

Does this mean that I don't really exist? :cry:
by Keesa
Sat Dec 27, 2003 6:13 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: How you first came to learn the language?
Replies: 16
Views: 7723

What drove me to learn Latin? Two things, I guess; the first is a strong desire for knowledge, and the second is a strong love of languages and words. Combine the two, and studying Latin makes sense. (As much as anything i do makes sense.) As far as my method goes...I doubt any one on Textkit will r...
by Keesa
Sat Dec 27, 2003 5:37 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: h( grafi/s
Replies: 29
Views: 6372

It's a shame you can't easily buy cheap fountain pens where you live, Keesa, maybe you can buy them online? I know just what you mean, my writing looks terrible if I use a biro ( uh... somehow I get the feeling you don't use this word in America... :? it's a ball point pen (think it is at least... ...
by Keesa
Sat Dec 27, 2003 5:32 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: h( grafi/s
Replies: 29
Views: 6372

I think my brother has been spying on my Textkit conversations. His Christmas present to me this year was a beautiful Sheaffer cartridge pen with three interchangeable nibs and spare cartridges. I've been using it almost nonstop since he gave it to me. I love it! It doesn't get ink on my hands the w...
by Keesa
Sat Dec 27, 2003 5:28 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Mi
Replies: 8
Views: 2320

Tell everyone that British television does beat every one else. British television does beat everyone else. At least everone else that I watch. I can only compare what I see of British television with what I see of American television. No contest. PBS shows the "BritComs" every Saturday night, and ...
by Keesa
Sat Dec 27, 2003 5:21 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: It's already Christmas eve here, so...
Replies: 28
Views: 6738

:roll: You live in Canada. Here in Alabama, nineteen degrees is shivering weather. :)
by Keesa
Sat Dec 27, 2003 2:06 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: which language is this?
Replies: 19
Views: 5727

I tried it, too. First there was Textkit, then your Finnish site, then a site that I think was Jewish, discussing blues and purples...I couldn't follow the whole discussion.

You only came up eight times, though. :D
by Keesa
Sat Dec 27, 2003 1:45 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Poetic Edda CD
Replies: 11
Views: 5512

Correct me if I'm wrong...

".de", ".ca", ".uk", etc, all have something to do with the country, don't they?
by Keesa
Sat Dec 27, 2003 1:43 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: which language is this?
Replies: 19
Views: 5727

Cool! Jeff's new-thing-must be working. :?
by Keesa
Sat Dec 27, 2003 1:40 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Earth-holding Poseidon, the Earth-Shaker
Replies: 16
Views: 4409

Ouch....20,000 is a big number! (Or is that stating the obvious?)

Now there's been a mudslide somewhere in Southern California. Apparently the a lot of vegetation was destroyed during those wildfires, so there wasn't anything to hold the soil on the hill, and down it came.
by Keesa
Sat Dec 27, 2003 1:36 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: It's already Christmas eve here, so...
Replies: 28
Views: 6738

Yes, cold weather at Christmas is "normal" for us, even in Alabama, where we don't usually get snow. I remember a light dusting of snow on Christmas morning, one year, but that's it. Cold, though...cold is a different matter entirely. It's currently 19.9 degrees outside, and that's Farenheit.
by Keesa
Sat Dec 27, 2003 12:37 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: which language is this?
Replies: 19
Views: 5727

<Kalailan is being possesive about his nickname.> I don't blame you. :) I'm possessive about my name, too...especially since I'm the only Keesa I know of. If I found my name on a Finnish site, I'd definitely want to know what they were saying... Hehe. I only know "penguin" because one of my friends...
by Keesa
Fri Dec 26, 2003 7:40 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: It's already Christmas eve here, so...
Replies: 28
Views: 6738

We call those the "after-Christmas sales" day, and Mamma (who hates driving in rush traffic, shopping in crowds, waiting in line, etc.) avoids them like the plague.