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Re: THE MINT CAFE

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Please, no more talk about Root Beer.

Since McD's stopped doing it (late 80's I think) it's been nigh on impossible to get it in the UK.
It can be got on ebay but it's shockingly expensive!

I love the stuff too! :(
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I get sioux city sarsaparillas from a local health food store, made with cane sugar. Delicious.

Leaving this here...
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They've banned Irish Whiskey in Canada . :( . look what it has done to some of our politicians ! :shock:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icUU3MCrACc

(just kidding - improv rocks!) :lol:

(okay to skip the first 20-25 seconds)

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The Beer syndrome
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I remember that picture! Now who was that jolly fellow??

Speaking of remembering... I remember when I used come to the Mint forum and hit "view new posts". If I did that today, I'd be overwhelmed! Times sure have changed.

My first Mint install was "Beatrice", I had just missed "Ada". I think I've had all the other Mint girls. :D

There are still a few of us '06ers around. :)
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@Kenetics
Nice to hear from an old time friend :)
I started with Bea too. Nice looking girl she was.
I tried every Mint broad meself, and I'm glad I missed Katrina :lol:

They all had a touch of Irish and some spice of French. :)

Cheers,
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richyrich wrote: @Robin , you've been missed ! hope things are splendid with you ! I think a root beer float would taste awesome, and a flower just for you ! :)
Thank you! Oh it's a long sorry story, lol, but suffice it to say that life is still splendid despite alot of huge changes in the past few months... but I still have all the things that really matter: Family, friends, school, church, dance class, and of course, having Linux Mint! Xfce works awesomely on an old hand-me-down laptop.

Maybe I should have said sarsaparilla instead of root beer? I had no idea it was so rare in the UK! Maybe someone could start an export thing to offset the shortage. Best served with sweet vanilla ice cream!

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Hey, Robin . . . how have you been? We've missed ya here.

/me buys Robin another "sarsaparilla float" :P
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vrkalak wrote:Hey, Robin . . . how have you been? We've missed ya here. :P
Wow, thanks! I've missed being online as much as I used to be. Long story, but I'll sum up in just a few words: Medical issues, loss of income, sale of possessions, homelessness, living in a truck and hiding it from all the kids at school, finding safe shelter, trying to keep from being taken from my parents and put in foster care (I think I'm old enough to avoid it)... but it hasn't all been bad! Good stuff too: New friendships, newfound gratitude for little things I used to take for granted, new compassion for those "bums" with the cardboard signs begging at intersections. The gift of a new (to me) laptop so I can still do schoolwork and all the dance stuff I need a 'puter for... (sold my desktops to help the family). New hope for getting out of this homelessness after graduation, teaching dance! But best of all, new peace even in this stormy time, because of newfound faith in God. My future is bright now, no matter what happens on the outside! On the inside, I feel safer, more at peace, more grateful, more compassionate, and more hopeful than ever. My parents think I'm crazy, but I think my joy is rubbing off anyway. I hope they'll come to know my Savior soon too.

Wow, I didn't mean to write a whole book there, lol. It was supposed to be a summary! My access to the 'net is still pretty random (whenever I can find a spot that is safe and offers free WiFi access), but I always stop here whenever I can get online. It's great to see how active the Mint forums have gotten!

:D Thanks for the warm greetings. I hope to be more active here too once I have a "real" home (hopefully with my own bedroom! oh, sweet privacy!) and "real" internet access. In the meantime my visits will be kinda random and maybe rare because life is kinda complicated for the time being.

Hugs (and a toast with my frosty mug of sarsaparilla),
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Hello Robin,

Though I don't know who you are, or how old you really are, I admire your attitude. I want to congratulate you for your wisdom and your courage.
We all should be grateful for the hope that you inspire to all of us grown-ups in these harsh times.

No situation is really permanent. Life has its ups and downs and just when one thinks that there is no way out, some divine force
intervenes.
I am sure that, very soon, you will be given another chance; your faith in God will be rewarded.

And do keep in touch. We will be here, waiting to hear that you and your family are back to a normal life.

My heart-felt wishes to you and your family.
Cheers,
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It is easy enough to be pleasant,
When life flows by like a song.
But the person worth while is the one who can smile,
when everything goes dead wrong.

For the test of the heart is troubled,
And it always comes with the years.
And the smile that is worth the praises of earth
is the smile that shines through tears.

Ella Wilcox
keep smilin' , richy

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@ Robin,

Wow. It does make a difference where you place your hope.

Like I said in that other thread, welcome back to the forum. I hope it will soon be as you wish - from your own room with 'real' internet.
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"I believe in the sun when it's not shining, I believe in love even when I feel it not, I believe in God even when he is silent."
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richyrich wrote:
"I believe in the sun when it's not shining, I believe in love even when I feel it not, I believe in God even when he is silent."
Irish Sayings
That reminded me of the song by Don Williams: I Believe in You
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Indeed, 'tis that time o' year. Everyone's Irish on St Patty's day!

Actually I love Irish dance! I borrow alot from it in my own choreography, and if I had the chance to see Riverdance again (Lord of the Dance is touring nearby), I'd jump for it.

I'm actually using wifi from an Irish pub to connect today! :D

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Beautiful music it is, me friend Ikey :) .

Éirinn go Brách! :) :) :)

And here's me dedication to beautiful Ireland. :)

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It's our bartenders birthday today . . Happy Birthday kenetics . . you old fart ! :D

Let the bells ring out, let the birds sing out . . .
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Hey Ken!
Is it really your birthday today?

If so, then Happy Birthday to you. :)
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Yep it is! 68 today and I'm still alive and kicking. The best part is the kicking...

Thanks, fellers! That cake says it all :lol:
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