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Offline Kalafrana

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #885 on: July 30, 2012, 12:46:23 PM »
I always think of the 'angelic-looking' four-year-old boy who lived next door to us when I was 11 - blond curls, big blue eyes, and adoring mother. He once stuck a mapping pin in his mama's backside, at which she looked down at him fondly and said, 'Richard, darling, you mustn't do that.'

He would be about 45 now, and I sometimes wonder what has become of him.

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #886 on: July 30, 2012, 01:49:30 PM »
Well bratty kids and bullies turn into sweet mild mannered adults just as often as sweet little "angel" children turn into bad men & women don't they?
Once in a while you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right...

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #887 on: July 30, 2012, 06:38:47 PM »
Hi,

My mother has said (not often but a couple of times) at a restaurant to the parents with misbehaving brats - "I don't like the way your child(ren) are bringing you up!!".......
That has made them think!!

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #888 on: July 30, 2012, 09:25:16 PM »
How about this one...you know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when...you make multiple posts in a forum thread called "You know you're obsessed with the Romanov's when..." :-)
LOL. I'd look into a 12 step program for Romanov obsesstion, but I'm enjoying it too much

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #889 on: July 31, 2012, 01:22:57 AM »
'I'd look into a 12 step program for Romanov obsesstion, but I'm enjoying it too much.'

Hm, I'll see if I can produce a 12-step programme! Or maybe I'm already too much in the grip of Romanov Obsession!

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #890 on: July 31, 2012, 02:06:12 AM »
'I'd look into a 12 step program for Romanov obsesstion, but I'm enjoying it too much.'

Hm, I'll see if I can produce a 12-step programme! Or maybe I'm already too much in the grip of Romanov Obsession!

Ann
  In that case it might have to be a 24 step program/programme ! lol

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #891 on: August 02, 2012, 11:58:40 PM »
I stand corrected found out person is floating around here.  Uh.

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #892 on: August 03, 2012, 03:27:56 PM »
YKYOWTRW , while listening to classical music on Public Radio, you hear the name of the classical musiician/ composer Yurovsky  as I have, and have unpleasant thoughts. Likewise re former Russian president Medvedev.

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #893 on: August 05, 2012, 01:18:30 PM »
When you go for an afternoon kip and start dreaming about the Forum!

Now I really do need that 12-step programme!

Ann

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #894 on: August 06, 2012, 06:27:35 AM »
YKYOWTR when you cannot miss a day going on this forum and reading through all the new posts (totally me)

I'll join that 12 step programme too!! lol

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #895 on: September 02, 2012, 11:34:45 AM »
Not the Romanovs this time, but I think the Habsburgs count!

When you are meeting your new students for the first time, one says that she spent a period working in Funchal, Madeirs, and your instant thought is to ask whether she took the opportunity to visit Karl's grave!

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #896 on: September 02, 2012, 06:44:42 PM »
YKYOWTR when you come across someone named "Ekaterina" (Russian tennis player Ekaterina Makarova in this case) and feel some mild discomfort. You don't don't fixate on it being a perfectly regular name for a female from that part of the world, but instead your mind spells out "Ekaterinburg"...the place of the IF murders :-(
Once in a while you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right...

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #897 on: September 04, 2012, 11:34:16 AM »
no words necessary for this one...

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #898 on: September 04, 2012, 04:45:33 PM »
YKYOWTR when you come across someone named "Ekaterina" (Russian tennis player Ekaterina Makarova in this case) and feel some mild discomfort. You don't don't fixate on it being a perfectly regular name for a female from that part of the world, but instead your mind spells out "Ekaterinburg"...the place of the IF murders :-(

Right you are, Edubs, though I don't have the same reaction to the name 'Ekaterina'. But for those who, YKYWOTR, there can be only one thought when hearing the not uncommon Russian name Anastasia. Likewise, with Tatiana, though that name is becoming just slightly more common in the West.

More generally, YKYOWTR when you realise you're especially attuned to certain calendar dates that are not overly significant in our  political and cultural history. Like: July 17; March 2(or15); January 9; May6(or18); March 1; October 17; September1; June5(or18); October20(or November1)July30, 31.  And numerous others, depending on how OWTR you are.

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #899 on: September 04, 2012, 04:49:46 PM »
I do that with the calendar dates!

Don't know if this has been said but...

YKYOWTR when you try and relate everything around you to something to do with the Romanov family.