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  1. ness2361
    03-23-2015 06:05 PM
    Only did that when I lived with those kinds of maniacs; before that, in WI, it was 'soda pop'. I had to learn how to switch lingo so many times, I got better and better; now, almost no one understands anything I say. So, 'they' tell me.
  2. ness2361
    03-23-2015 05:53 PM
    Ah, thanks. Then maybe 'Hillbilly Juice' took it a notch 'below' in terms of stereotyping; I felt offended, as I have so many relatives from, in the south. But I liked the pop
  3. ness2361
    03-23-2015 05:37 PM
    Do you know when that is from? I drank 'Hillbilly Juice' in 1970 but the barefoot hillbilly--much more offensive-looking than this--was older than that. I remember someone telling me it was a take-off on Hillbilly Juice, like 7Up then Sprite coming after, or something like that.
  4. ness2361
    03-22-2015 01:54 PM
    That was Hillbilly Juice, originally. Mountain Dew 'might' have followed suit some years later.

    It is LOADED with caffeine, and the Mormons (some) who drink it, feel guilty. Others, especially younger ones are like, bring it on! (And still more, not the rank-n-file, go to church every Sunday kinds) have coffee pots and offer you some
  5. ness2361
    03-22-2015 07:09 AM
    I had to look that Postum up.

    Then I described it to Gromit, along with the name, and he said, 'Oh, yeah, I've seen a bottle of that.'

    He meant back when we lived in UT. I miss a lot, so I didn't notice that, however, when his boss came to San Diego to have lunch, meet me, I was careful to find out what he liked to eat, drink, was what I had planned OK, and he was thrilled:

    I don't drink caffeinated anything; back then I could get the foods I needed, so I served us a lunch of Earthseed bread (which is sprouted rye with purified water, heated to 115 F., and no other ingredients, just that): organic. Also, I served jumbo organic medjool dates, raw almonds and cashews. And we had a salad of mixed greens with homemade fruit dressing. We drank water, bottled. And I think that was it. He was genuinely happy with the food.

    I remember, too, each of us registering relief, pleasure when we saw each other (he had only Gromit's description of me, and I his to go on (via Gromit), plus our own 'ideas' which meant fears, too.

    It was a nice lunch; we agreed on a lot, and what we agreed on was 'mostly' what we discussed. A good mind, that Mormon man has. For lack of experience, and his age, and not being into 'cite your stats and all that', if you threw him a curve, he'd respectfully run it through his head, and often look surprised, then say, 'I hadn't thought of it that way,' and something for him changed, broadened. We respected that in each other, from that day on...

    He wanted, no secret, for Gromit to become Mormon. The two of them discussed a lot, including religion, but it never happened--Gromit didn't jump ship, and of course his boss didn't either.

    The lunch was in San Diego; then we moved (not because of the boss) to Utah, for a while. And I learned a lot--through books from anti-Mormon to pro-Mormon, former Mormon and not bashing, to former and bashing... and also from web sites (the same: pro, anti, practicing, former, conservative to radical...) about the religious history, and more recent events.

    Then when we were living there, I learned a lot more--or had what I already knew confirmed: People are the same, deep inside--and often on the surface--as all other people: A mixed bag.

    I did joke, some irony, that Gromit's boss was sad he couldn't snag him, and had he been able to, I would have been the 'down side', what so many persons would have had to put up with (what is she on about, all about!), but that, too, I'm used to.

    Oh, just so you know, the hip drink for a lot of Mormons--and not just the young and rank-n-file?

    Mountain Dew, baby; Mountain Dew. Straight up.
  6. ness2361
    03-21-2015 11:06 AM
    I don't know how much they take from other people's (no citations!) but for Gromit and myself? The stake president (his boss) brought in a team and moved us from one flat to another: Amazing to watch. I gave lots of encouragement in the form of hot beverages, breaks with joke-telling, was a good host... We needed the help badly... and it turned out some of them, especially the youngest, were geeks, nerds, and otherwise interesting story tellers.
  7. ness2361
    03-19-2015 05:40 PM
    I am German, three sides (one side is German-French, i.e. Cajun), and aside from the German efficiency, I was gonna joke--though if you've met 'enough', you'll see the seriousness, parallel: Also, 'Mormons.'

    I lived in UT for a while, and wow, get a group together, headed by a higher-up, like a stake president, and you would not believe--unless you've been on the receiving end--just how fast/efficient they can, say, get all your belongings out of your house, during a snow storm, load them (boxes, bags, furniture, food, you...) on a flat bed, inside other vehicles, set everything down in your new digs, smile, wave, and be gone. Amazing! And true about the unwanted--only desired for certain purposes, yup.

    Oh, and I am not now nor have I ever been a member of the Mormon Party
  8. ness2361
    03-19-2015 10:05 AM
    ness2361 commented on What nationality is your temperament
    So few want to be German, anymore, these tests said, 'Mehr fun without them.' We disagree.
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