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Old November 16th, 2014, 05:04 PM   #28881
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Now that you mention it, there's a Romanian consulate a few blocks from me.

A couple of Sundays ago, I was passing it carrying groceries and there was a man on the steps talking in what I assume was Romanian to a couple on the sidewalk. All fairly well-dressed, so I assumed they were leaving some sort of reception. I learned later Romania was having an election that day.

I suppose they could have been watching results, though: it was late in the day, Romanian time.

EDIT: Now I get it. Second round of that is today and Cinxxx went to a consulate or embassy or something in Prague to vote. At first, I thought he was saying he'd voted in a Czech election (or more likely, had voted in Bavaria in the morning and then gone to Prague...)

Forgive me. Haven't had caffeine yet.
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Old November 16th, 2014, 05:05 PM   #28882
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I think you can vote at any embassy (if you apply before), and so goes for many countries
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Old November 16th, 2014, 05:09 PM   #28883
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Sure. I misunderstood at first. No caffeine, like I said, and I don't have Europe's electoral calendars in my head.

Now imagine this as a mug of Lavazza:
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Old November 16th, 2014, 05:10 PM   #28884
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exactly. but usually you must register voting place few days/weeks sooner if it is different from the usual one.
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Old November 16th, 2014, 05:14 PM   #28885
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There really is a Romanian consulate in my neighborhood, by the way. No idea why...

https://maps.google.com/maps?ll=39.9...36.38,,0,-2.21
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Old November 16th, 2014, 06:02 PM   #28886
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Nice street btw. I like the vintage American architecture. We have some buildings based on interwar-Chicago style and I like them.

Speaking of elections. We had a communal elections yesterday. Except one, none of candidates I ticked passed. But never mind. It looks good. Hope Bratislava will be elsewhere in four years.
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Old November 16th, 2014, 06:20 PM   #28887
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Rittenhouse Square, just to the north, was the center of high society in Philadelphia for a while. It's still mostly surrounded by very expensive residential high-rises.

The housing in the block of the consulate probably dates to 1870 or thereabouts. Most of those houses are broken up into apartments. On the side streets, you can still find single-family houses with prices in the millions. Here, for example: https://maps.google.com/maps?ll=39.9...=12,98.27,,0,0

I think the film The Sixth Sense (well, I still haven't seen the entirety of it) was set in part in one of those. I caught it on TV once and said to myself, hey, my car's currently parked in that block.
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Old November 16th, 2014, 06:42 PM   #28888
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You had luck :-) My car have not starred anywhere yet.

Btw. after two weeks of driving I've decided to buy this magnet sticker to my fiancée:



Have not expected nothing (it was just for fun), but other drivers surprisingly respect it.
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Old November 16th, 2014, 06:54 PM   #28889
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Have not expected nothing (it was just for fun), but other drivers surprisingly respect it.
Respect it in which way?
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Old November 16th, 2014, 07:00 PM   #28890
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You had luck :-) My car have not starred anywhere yet.
No, I mean my car was parked in that block at the moment I was watching TV. It's not in the film.
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Old November 16th, 2014, 07:02 PM   #28891
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Respect it in which way?
If she stops on the hill, the driver behind leaves her a wider gap for possible reversing caused by time she shifts up. Or drivers do not honk if her engine dies (I am not sure if this is a proper notion) while accelerating on the green light.
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Old November 16th, 2014, 07:03 PM   #28892
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No, I mean my car was parked in that block at the moment I was watching TV. It's not in the film.
Oh yes... Understand...
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Old November 16th, 2014, 07:55 PM   #28893
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You had luck :-) My car have not starred anywhere yet.

Btw. after two weeks of driving I've decided to buy this magnet sticker to my fiancée:

https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.n...ff5e71e3e5d1e3

Have not expected nothing (it was just for fun), but other drivers surprisingly respect it.
fabolous, i will buy it to my mother and sister!

yesterday i have picked my car from regular maintanance service and asked mechanic whether i should change my brakes soon. his response was: "k'mon, you're not a woman"
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Old November 16th, 2014, 08:17 PM   #28894
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fabolous, i will buy it to my mother and sister!

yesterday i have picked my car from regular maintanance service and asked mechanic whether i should change my brakes soon. his response was: "k'mon, you're not a woman"
Speeding up to 80 kmh on third gear, then braking to stop with stick switched to neutral. Well known, well known...
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Old November 16th, 2014, 08:42 PM   #28895
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Speeding up to 80 kmh on third gear, then braking to stop with stick switched to neutral. Well known, well known...
exactly. or the rule: curve means obligatory braking.
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Old November 16th, 2014, 08:42 PM   #28896
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not just women, lots of low land europeans drive like that
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Old November 16th, 2014, 08:45 PM   #28897
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Why low-land Europeans?
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Old November 16th, 2014, 08:47 PM   #28898
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Old November 16th, 2014, 08:48 PM   #28899
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Why low-land Europeans?
who are these at all?
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Old November 16th, 2014, 08:49 PM   #28900
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Now imagine this as a mug of Lavazza:
Lavazza comes in espresso cups, not mugs

Said by one who had the phrase "There's no life before coffee" laser-engraved on his laptop's chassis.
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