i’m 26 years old living in Toronto. i’m bored.looking for some new people to talk with.this website reminds me of my visits to France.its nostalgic and kind of sad.would anyone like to correspond?
Maybe you should consider adopting a Chinese Baby ?
crc95: Looks like another live one. Donerail
hellolydia: It must be tough without Hockey Night In Canada this year. Do you like motorcycles? Donerail
living without hockey night in canada is not as bad as people may think. although, i do miss seeing those missing front teeth.
and i will add that motorcycles are quite awesome. do you have one?
donerail : now who’s got a live one ??
hellolydia: I just love the Toronto area. And Algonquin PP is just a few hours north. Yes, I have a motorcycle. A big honkin Harley Heritage Springer. Its the same style and color that Elvis had. Its big, fast, and beautiful. Donerail
the further one goes outside of the city, the more beautiful the country becomes. riding on the back of a motorcycle, roaring down a highway is one of the most freeing feelings.
are you a fan of peanut butter and banana sandwiches? i believe that was one of Elvis’ faves.
hellolydia: I’m afraid I have never tried bananas with peanut butter. Somehow I don’t think it would be a favorite of my Harley breatheren. Pork bar-b-que with Bud One-Pounder is a staple. Two questions: Do you ride? and, What do you think of France? The combination of the two could be very unboring. Donerail
unfortunately, i do not have a motorcyle of my own. all of my experiences have come from friends who have them. i think i wouldn’t be so bored if i were in France right now. i’ve had the good fortune of visiting Europe twice. and at one point, i almost moved there.
sigh. i even miss the smell of Paris. don’t get me wrong, i love Toronto, but there’s something missing….
hellolydia: I know what you mean. Toronto is very beautiful but also somewhat antiseptic. Highway 401 and the QEW can get a little frantic as well. Paris has charm and character – but too many rice burners and not enough Harley’s. What part of France did you like besides Paris? Donerail
can we meet some day
donerail: i live in the heart of downtown Toronto and luckily, i don’t need a vehicle to get myself around. the transit system here is top notch, but i am familiar with the chaos of the 401 and the QEW. i loved everything about Paris. but i probably love it so much because i’m not from there, nor do i live there. my first trip to France included a few nights in Nice. on my second trip, i stayed in Lyon mostly. also, i stayed in a slightly grim area called, Cergy.
you are very lucky to have such a great mode of transportation. is the Harley just a hobby or an everyday passion? i’m assuming that you live in France at the moment. is this a valid assumption? if so, is it easy to ride around, or do you get funny looks from the natives?
thesadlion: who is it that you would like to meet? and why are you so sad?
hellolydia: I am actually not from Franch. I kind of wish I was from LaFrance. Some times anyway. I am from the Hub of the universe, the City of Boston – home of the Bruins and our sacred Red Sox. The Harley is just for fun. And it is fun, believe me as this area is great for biking. Wasn’t Lyon great, the food there is beyond description and the history of the city is absolutely amazing. It is also the home town of crc95. Downtown Toronto, does that mean Yonge Street? Donerail
thesadlion: Talk to us. Donerail
Yes … and the slightly grim area of Cergy happens to be the town where I live ! He he he
I’m a guy from Bavaria and I was onetime as well in TO, to visit a friend. It was really amazing and I never had a funnier vacation until then. Only the guy at the Airport-customs had a problem with me, cause I’ve just booked the flight and the other I wanted to do in TO. It was really cool there, I liked the people and the sight’s and of course the Metro. I was as well at the niagra-falls, but it was spring and foggy, but at least I heared them. LOLI’m quite a traveller and of course I was in France as well as in Paris. I loved the people there too, they was just damn friendly to me.I’m turning the 30 this year and I like to talk.
donerail: boston, huh. do you have the infamous accent? canadian gals just flip over the accent, you know.
its really funny/cute when people ask me if i live on yonge st after hearing that i live in toronto. but alas, no…i do not. i do live quite near it though. did you know that yonge is the longest street in the world? it goes from bright, tacky lights all the way north for 1900 kms to the middle of nowhere.
Lyon was incredible and it far exceeded my expectations. indeed, the food was spectacular. have you tried a sweet treat called, "marroon glacee"? please….for the sake of mankind. it will blow you away.
crc95: by any chance are you attending business school in Cergy?
andreas: niagara falls in the winter is one of the most beautiful sights you will ever see in Canada.
i agree that the people in France are rather friendly. the stereotype that the French are snobs is not, or rather, was not apparent to me. have you ever been to Quebec? now there’s a province with some attitude.
i’m glad that you are turning 30 and enjoy talking.
hellolydia: Yes, I do have that magnificent Boston accent. It is so civilized. Did you per chance get to see our Patriots serve up a big can of whoopass to the Indianapolis Colts this evening? To diverse a bit, what is your favorite restaurant in Toronto? Donerail
hellolydia: By the way, crc95 is not currently enrolled in business school in Cergy. He is running an adoption agency for the Peoples Republic of China and is very devoted to it. Donerail
hellolydia : you must be referring to the ESSEC. It’s supposed to be France’s top business school. I don’t know why it’s here, I guess it’s because they thought it’d be hip & cool at the time to have a business school in this place. Like NorthWestern U in Chicago, or Columbia U in NYC, that are located in sketchy places. I’ve never attended the ESSEC, but I work right next to it. Students just come and go, few of them actually live in Cergy. Did you attend it ? How did you like it ?
donerail : I don’t deal with PRC babies only. Remember, you wanted me to adopt you too !
crc95: I watched the French Revolution tonight on the Discovery Channel. You guys were very bloody. Donerail
Nope, until now I was never in Quebec. Honestly I’ve a bit anxiet about visiting a town where I don’t understand hardly anything. French is there the main language, right? Do they speak english as well. Can you tell me about the sight’s in Q, maybe I visit it next time.
Wow the street thing is really gorgeous. I would love to drive on it sometimes.
Apologize my belation, but I was sick with the flu really bad yesterday.
Donerail : I’m gonna need your opinion on the new A 380.
crc95: Provided that the buyers keep the seating to 555 and below it should be a nice plane. It will be in service for only big, long haul service – 3000 miles or more. London, LAX, Singapore, Tokyo, Paris. Airbus will probably take a bath on the product if US carriers don’t buy it and right now the US carriers (other than UPS) are not buying into it. The plane is also using some unique technology on the engines (it will have four) that should be interesting. Personally, I would always want to wait a year before flying on a new model plane. On another note, have you noticed how this Forum is really jumping since the Administrator cleaned it up? Donerail
Donerail : I heard SF airport is already at work to adjust its premises to the 380 (runway, taxiway, terminals). So, at least we know it might land there some day Besides, I read that Airbus will start making a profit with the 380 if they succeed in selling at least 300 of them. Right now, they have like 140 firm orders (ok, nothing’s firm in the airline business). So, I’m thinking this could work big time.
And why not try the 800 seat version ? Imagine a Boston – CDG sold for $ 99.99
donerail: toronto has TONS of great restaurants. i don’t actually have one favourite, but i am taking a liking to one particular hole in the wall. its a dingy chinese restaurant that advertises "the best bbq pork in north america". it’s four bucks a plate and pretty kick ass.
crc: i ended up spending a couple of weeks in Cergy because i had a boyfriend who attended ESSEC a few years ago. he also happens to be originally from Lyon. you must know about marroon glacee, no??
andreas: i’ve only been to Montreal, and that to me is a so-so city. if you like going to clubs (which i don’t) then you will enjoy Montreal. it is known for having a very vibrant night life. as far as worrying about speaking french, i wouldn’t because most of Montreal is bilingual. but when going into more rural areas, they will only speak in french and will down right refuse to speak english.
i hear Quebec City is very similar to Europe. its rather touristy, so i also wouldn’t worry about not being able to speak french. i know lots of people who have visited without knowing a word of french and they all seemed to have had no problems.
i hope you’re feeling better from the flu.
I like clubbing very much, especially in my town-tours. I’ll can enjoy the atmosphere and I love the feeling of beeing among people. I like this feeling very much and the funniest was in Russia, when I was at night writing my diary, a Russian guy joined me and started to talk german with me, that heaved my mood really much. As for the linguistic, in Russia it was the same, in the big towns english or german was spoken, but in the rim, there was no chance and I could orientate me on the menu-card only of the amount of the price. Not the best way, but it worked out.Today I’m almost sane again and the day in my office was good. I get quick bored at home, so I rather stay in my job, but I don’t want to give my flu again to my chief, as I once did. I’m longing to a good cucumbersalad today, but I guess we haven’tcucumbers at home. I couldn’t shop today, as it is my habit on my first day after the job, but I have to wait till tomorrow to go shopping again, strange for a guy? huh. For me it’s my most loved activity after a day in the office. Do you like to shop?
hellolydia : yes, I’m very familiar with marrons glacÃ©s, although I don’t think it is a Lyon specialty. Lyon has plenty of other fine treats though. I love marrons glacÃ©s as I love anything that’s made from chestnut. Marrons glacÃ©s are a bit expensive, though, as they are very difficult to make. What they basically do is cook a chestnut into glucose, until the glucose has completely penetrated the chestnut to its core. This takes a LONG time, and the chestnut will tend to fall apart many times during the process. That’s why when it’s done it costs like 1 euro apiece.
crc95: In my touristic opinion, arguably Lyon’s best asset is the Cafe de Federation. BTW, tell me more about France’s aircraft carriers. Donerail
hellolydia: Ever had a meal up on the CN Tower? To get unbored, come to Boston and celebrate our Super Bowl victory. Donerail
Donerail : what about France’s aircraft carriers ? We got only one anyway. Seems to work just fine for what we need it to do, which is, not much.
Read about that ‘dirty bomb’ plot in Boston … I hope none of your Harley buddies are involved
donerail: yes, i have eaten at the cn tower. not bad, not great. overpriced meals, but at least the $20 elevator ride is included. and it rotates too. i’ve heard many good things about Boston. maybe i will check it out soon.
crc95: Word is, your aircraft carrier couldn’t make it out of port as it sprung a leak. Our Republican governor tells us not to worry about the dirty bomb. Our Democratic mayor is unintelligible. I hope it doesn’t go off while I am there. Donerail
hellolydia: Your description of the CN Tower is correct. It does have an amazing view, however. As the BeeGees said, Please come to Boston. Donerail
crc: one euro per piece is pretty steep, but they are worth it from what i remember. how is life in Cergy these days?
andreas: shopping used to be fun, but i’m finding it to be more of a hassle and chore rather than a pleasure. downtown is always full of rude, pushy people in a rush, and they all seem to do their shopping at the same time. plus, they bring their screaming children. ok, its not always that horrible. but usually it is.
how do you make this cucumber salad?
donerail: what would you suggest a newcomer to Boston see or do for their very first time? and please, no jive talkin.
hellolydia: Boston is a fun town. The best time to visit is from April thru October. Some things to do: Boston has tons of museums and great restaurants as do a lot of cities. So here are some unique things to do in Boston: (1) Hang out for a day or so in Harvard Square. Its just over the Charles River in Camebridge and is hard to describe but its a great place. You can also visit Harvard’s Fogg Art Museum while you are there. (2) Take in a Red Sox game at Fenway. The Sox are a national treasure. (3) Spend a night pub crawling in Boston. Its an amazing activity. (4) Spend a night at a neighborhood pub in South Boston. (5) Rent a Harley and cruise the byways to the North Shore and beyond. (6) Leave money with Donerail. Donerail
Yeah, maybe shopping is not the same thing for you like for me. I love to be in crowds of people, sure when a baby scream it’s not nice, but my nephew at home cried more then a baby in a market and I can easily stand this. My nephew when started to cry, he really cried and stopped first as he was feeded or satisfied again. So nothing can really make me mad at a shopping-tour.
I like my c-salad with vinegar and pepper. I really can die for this and I can’t restrain myself to stop in the middle of the key, I have to get it all at once.
Today it was snowing really, really heavy and my father is busy the entire day to get the area’s beside it clean. I’ve to join him right now, cause I need a little distraction from the entire week in the office and snowdigging sounds lovely to me. Do you also have alot of snow?
donerail: Boston sounds like a cool place. i just need the name of a good pub and i’m happy. perhaps visiting now isn’t such a good idea, but maybe when the weather lets up a bit.
andreas: we had quite a bit of snow the past couple of days and it feels like winter has only begun. how long did you spend in Toronto? did you get to experience a real Canadian winter?
La Vieille Branche says Hello and Welcome to the forums!!
Ignore donerail, he is just a horny senior citizen crusin’ round the streets of Boston hoping to get lucky
You all know that a big motorccycle between a man’s legs is just a phallic symbol for what is missing
(I’m being mean tonight)
aaaaaaaaaaaaahhh … a little bit of action … finally !
I was only 10 days in TO, but I never laughed more on any vacation. It wasn’t real cold or wintertime, cause I was from the 19th March till the 26th there. No snow unfortunely, but it was really great and I met a few very interesting people and of course my friend from there, which was the highlight. But I didn’t thought of a picture.
I have more in my legs then sometimes in my head and so I walked 2 times to the open-office, cause I’d forgotten some important papers,but fortunely they was still on the place I’ve forgotten them and not somewhere else. It didn’t matter when I came down to the open office, my funny colleague was always standing far away from his desk and talking funny to me. It were obvious that I wasn’t at my desk as well, but I had work to do and I can use the little walk of 50 m down to it. I’m very quick when I’m on my desk and some that called me started to laugh when I picked up my phone during the first ring, but I’m not waiting for it, my job is easy enough to interrupt it instandly and get to the phone, which is right beside it. Today I was picking up my chiefs phone again, but I only had to say: "He’s not here, he will call later." I really hate this and the following weeks.Do you answer everytime the phone quickly?
hellolydia: Boston is a little strange this week. We have set a record for snowfall in the month of January. We just got 30 inches on Sunday and today we got another 10 inches and the forecast calls for more. It makes it difficult getting to those pubs. I have never been to a bad pub in Boston. They are like living newpapers or magazines – and the booze isn’t bad, either. Donerail
crc95: It sure looks like LVB is getting excited. She is pushing the envelope with The Administrator. I can just imagine what TPWIAO would think. BTW, could translate for vouch? Donerail
LVB: Sounds like you were into the kir a little heavy again. Donerail
donerail : sorry, no clue either. Maybe if we asked danairozo or oddone ? They seem to be good with weird, homegrown dialects.
Ask me what crc95?
LVB: why the hostility towards donerail?
donerail: are you really a ‘horny senior citizen’? if so, i imagine riding a Harley is much easier than driving a car.
Vouch: may i ask, what is this position of yours in the mysterious Bavarian office? are you a professional telephone answerer? as for myself, i have the awful habit of screening and just letting my voicemail pick up calls. i have only a cell phone and i absolutely hate it. i’m actually thinking about revisiting an ancient artifact—the pager.
My mysterious office job is really interesting and most of the times very funny. I’m a drawtsman that make complete components of cores, bobbins and wires. It’s sometimes a too easy job, but there are times when I hate it as well. But most of the times I really have to laugh, because of my colleagues, cause they understand to bow the words in the right manner, that at last it’s just junk, but fun.I don’t have a cell, but all myother family members have one, but for me it’s not as useful, cause I’m most of the times in my office and at night at home and between, I have not really a need for calls. We don’t have even the Call ID anymore, but my mother said that she would like to have it again. Well I have to fix this again.Today I finished making my CD-covers and markings and now I can listen to more then one CD again, even that I still like it. My coputer in my office has as well a CD-Player and CD-reader but unfortunely no writer, that I’ve still have to save my special files on a disk. Do you have a computer that is able to read and burn CD’s?
crc95: I think we need a little help here. Donerail
donerail: acrually, I’m not at all too heavy into the kir when I wrote that. However, since today is Sunday, and as you know, Catholics like myself like a good drink after Mass, I AM into the kir today. It’s cold, snowy outside, and while a good boeuf bouillon (spelling?) is cooking for at least 5 hours on the stove right now, I need something to occupy my time. Hence a kir or two, (or three) is a good thing to do on a Sunday afternoon. Don’t you agree?
If anybody wants a good beef bouillon recipe for onion soup, just ask. I can post this recipe in the recipes thread. This recipe produces the dark, rich bouillon for onion soups. You do need an entire day to prepare this, as it must boil for at least 5 hours. It needs lots of time, but the end result is worth it. This is a recipe from the Burgundy region. I make enough of this to last the entire week. you can also freeze the finished product in single portion containers, and it won’t affect the flavor at all.
I was in NYC yesterday for the end of the sales. I wandered up to Henri Bendel and went to their lingerie sale. I got something rather nice, and at 80% off. I’m sure my French BF will appreciate it.
Sorry donerail, horny senior citizens need to shop at wal-mart
hey! Whatever happened to kfowler5? Did some enterprising person cook that "fowl" person into a nice soup?
hmmmmmmmmm…..maybe we should ask the pie lady in Sweeney Todd
LVB: Sorry, I have never been in a Wal-Mart. However, you do seem to know quite a bit about them. Donerail
hi,hellolydia. i am 12yrs old and i would like to be your penpal i like to travel and listen to music.
your friend beyonce
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