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***CONFIRMED!*** I am going to Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland!

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Got invition from one AI member. After we sorted out all problems and I now finally decide I am going to Denmark in the comin xmas/new year holiday .....and then travel to other Scandivian countries like Norway, Sweden, and Finland

This is the first time ever in my life that I am going to have xmas outside Canada

If the flight doesn't get screwed up my day in the Scandanivia should be Dec 13 - Jan 18

I am now planning what I am going to do when I get there.

Oh. Anyone in Northern Europe want to meet me?

[ 01-01-2003: Message edited by: Leonis ]</p>
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Have a good time.
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I expect that the picture of your guest is on Apple community
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Congrats....


This is gonna be the first christmas I'm spending outside of NYC... I'm going to LA
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[quote]Originally posted by Leonis:
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Oh. Any Danish here want to meet me?
</strong><hr></blockquote>

I can just see this big ass piece of pastry walking up to Leonis. Aaaaaanyway.

Welcome to Europe, pass by Belgium if you get a chance

Also, DO NOT carry stuff over in its original boxes or anything like that. Otherwise you WILL pay VAT. If you just have a walkman, iPod, laptop, etc that you are carrying as luggage, no probs. But dont bring it in original boxes
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[quote]Originally posted by Powerdoc:
<strong>I expect that the picture of your guest is on Apple community </strong><hr></blockquote>

Yeap. Plus I am going to stay at his place
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i guess i still will be crawling to get the 20 Gb br.. ipod

Have fun here Leonis <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
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[quote]Originally posted by Leonis:
<strong>

Got invition from one AI member. After we sorted out all problems and I now finally decide I am going to Denmark in the comin xmas/new year holiday

This is the first time ever in my life that I am going to have xmas outside Canada

If the flight doesn't get screwed up my day in Denmark should be Dec 13 - Jan 8

I am now planning what I am going to do when I get there.

Oh. Any Danish here want to meet me?

Also. If you have some computer accessories or small electronic appliances want to get for cheaper let me know. It's much cheaper to acquire the same thing here in Canada. And since I am a visitor to Denmark I won't be charged for custome

[ 10-15-2002: Message edited by: Leonis ]</strong><hr></blockquote>

What day is Xmas in Canada and Denmark?
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Are you really joking?
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Great new Leonis I live some 47km north of Copenhagen. Would be nice meeting you. How about an Icelandic dinner? What are your plans? Drop me an Email and I'll give you my phone number. I work in a Copenhagen suburb so I'm there practically every day
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[quote]Originally posted by Leonis:
<strong>Are you really joking?</strong><hr></blockquote>

No. I don't have a Canadian or Demarkian calendar. And the US one doesn't have a day labeled "Xmas".
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[quote]Originally posted by kelib:
<strong>Great new Leonis I live some 47km north of Copenhagen. Would be nice meeting you. How about an Icelandic dinner? What are your plans? Drop me an Email and I'll give you my phone number. I work in a Copenhagen suburb so I'm there practically every day</strong><hr></blockquote>

Good. I will be staying at the "edge" of Copenhagen

Too bad this board is currently kind of screwed up I can't get find your email. Email me at pollux@sanmothy.net



JRC- Danish and Canadian Holiday are the same as the world
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[quote]Originally posted by ZO:
<strong>

I can just see this big ass piece of pastry walking up to Leonis. Aaaaaanyway.

Welcome to Europe, pass by Belgium if you get a chance

Also, DO NOT carry stuff over in its original boxes or anything like that. Otherwise you WILL pay VAT. If you just have a walkman, iPod, laptop, etc that you are carrying as luggage, no probs. But dont bring it in original boxes</strong><hr></blockquote>Post the empty boxes. That'll get them thinking . . .

BTW I hope this thread is not going to turn gay

- T.I.
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[quote]Originally posted by The Installer:
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BTW I hope this thread is not going to turn gay

- T.I.</strong><hr></blockquote>

As long as you don't say you love men this thread will be fine <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
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By the way Mr. TI.

Have you got a new girlfriend yet? Let me take her away
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That's really good news, Leonis. I've always wanted to go to Copenhagen. Have a great time.
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[quote]Originally posted by JRC:
<strong>No. I don't have a Canadian or Demarkian calendar. And the US one doesn't have a day labeled "Xmas".</strong><hr></blockquote>

Christmas is always on the 25th of december.

and, leonis, don't forget to take ALL your money with you and come visit switzerland.

There's nothing better than a BIG swiss bank account
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[quote]Originally posted by Defiant:
<strong>Christmas is always on the 25th of december. </strong><hr></blockquote>
Here in Germany, we celebrate Christmas on the evening of the 24th of December. (-&gt; "Heiliger Abend" = "Christmas eve")
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[quote]Originally posted by Defiant:
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There's nothing better than a BIG swiss bank account </strong><hr></blockquote>

Too bad my dough is too small to put into the swiss bank
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[quote]Originally posted by GSpotter:
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Here in Germany, we celebrate Christmas on the evening of the 24th of December. (-&gt; "Heiliger Abend" = "Christmas eve")</strong><hr></blockquote>

ja, ich weiss. aber "heiliger abend" ist eben nicht "weihnachten". Obwohl, ich muss zugeben das auch ich am heiligen Abend feiere.

[quote]Originally posted by Leonis:
<strong>Too bad my dough is too small to put into the swiss bank </strong><hr></blockquote>

no, that varies. there are several swiss banks, someone will take u guaranteed !
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[quote]Originally posted by Defiant:
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no, that varies. there are several swiss banks, someone will take u guaranteed !</strong><hr></blockquote>Well, they are taking mine

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[quote]Originally posted by GSpotter:
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Here in Germany, we celebrate Christmas on the evening of the 24th of December. (-&gt; "Heiliger Abend" = "Christmas eve")</strong><hr></blockquote>Yes, but it s not a public holiday.

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[quote]Originally posted by Defiant:
<strong>

Christmas is always on the 25th of december.

and, leonis, don't forget to take ALL your money with you and come visit switzerland.

There's nothing better than a BIG swiss bank account </strong><hr></blockquote>

Well I KNOW Christmas is, silly.

But I could find no reference on any of my calendars to an XMAS. Seems to be two different words, to me.
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Actually, the observance of the Christmas holiday has often been controversial and not universally celebrated. The Puritans saw Christmas as a Papist corruption and so refused to observe Christmas. Even the word "Christmas" - the mass of Christ - alienated them.

Also, the feast of <a href="http://www.geocities.com/Athens/7175/stnich-page.html" target="_blank">St. Nicholas</a>, who was a real person, is/was celebrated on Dec. 6. In the Greek church - he was an Orthodox bishop - saints are celebrated on the day of their passing which in Nicholas' case was Dec. 6. St. Nicholas was revered for his generosity and so the giving of gifts became associated with his feast day. This tradition, of course, was eventually folded into the Christmas celebration. The Dutch called St. Nicholas Sinterklaas and it is my understanding that Dec. 6 is still observed in the Netherlands.

Finally, the abbreviation "<a href="http://www.kencollins.com/Holy-02T.htm" target="_blank">Xmas</a>" is not irreligious.

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[quote]Originally posted by The Installer:
<strong>Well, they are taking mine

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see, Leonis ?

they even take ti's money ! :eek: :eek: :eek:
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Discussions on how to speel Christmas aside Christmas Day is on the 25. here of course but the evening of the 24. is where the gifts are exchanged. The next day is used to cure headaches before you you create a new one later that day.

Hope to see you here Leonis. It would be stupid to miss that chance. Hey it could actually end up being the largest AI meetup EVER if you, Kelib, Power Apple (who I guess you are visiting) and I met up

I would have asked you to bring me a Ti (book not the person) but since I am working on a contact in US who can get it at edu pricing I won´t do that. Instead I will ask you how many iPods you have been asked to bring untill now (I hear that customs here don´t believe that a number above four is for "personal use")
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[quote]Originally posted by spaceman_spiff:
<strong>St. Nicholas was revered for his generosity and so the giving of gifts became associated with his feast day. This tradition, of course, was eventually folded into the Christmas celebration. The Dutch called St. Nicholas Sinterklaas and it is my understanding that Dec. 6 is still observed in the Netherlands.
</strong><hr></blockquote>

I believe Father Christmas used to be depicted dressed in Green or Gold, more closely resembling St. Nicholas. The current red and white Santa is just the result of a Coca-Cola advertising campaign several decades ago. It shows how commercialised Christmas has become.

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Check your email Anders
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I'm just saying that my calendars do not list an XMAS. And they rarely list any other offensive observed holiday. At least not to my knowledge.

Well, there is ONE.
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Some related side-note.......

I sucessfully made some pretty decent profit by auctioning some of my excess "inventory" on eBay

The money is now put into the "Pollux' Christmas Trip to Denmark Foundation"

[ 10-21-2002: Message edited by: Leonis ]</p>
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Got the ticket today...........one of the biggest one-time payments in my life :eek:

Anyway.......

I think I should start the count down

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25 days!
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[quote]Originally posted by Leonis:
<strong>25 days! </strong><hr></blockquote> Send you my schedule later on 2nite or 2morrow
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I am still waiting for Anders' reply
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wow... that is a hell of a long time to be spent over there :o

what are you going to do in all that time?


36 days for me I'm only spending 8 days there though\
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[quote]Originally posted by applenut:
<strong>wow... that is a hell of a long time to be spent over there :o

what are you going to do in all that time?


36 days for me I'm only spending 8 days there though\</strong><hr></blockquote>


25 days is the countdown.

I am staying there around 25 and a half days to be exact
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[quote]Originally posted by Leonis:
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25 days is the countdown.

I am staying there around 25 and a half days to be exact </strong><hr></blockquote>

It's almost Xmas!!!

(I still have to write my calendar company to get that added.)
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16 days left
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12 days
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You know, I gotta believe Hawaii is way warmer than Denmark or Canada for Christmas. And their Santa Claus / St. Nicholas in Europe looks like he's wearing a bathrobe.

Besides, in Hawaii, I think everyone gets lei'd for Christmas, while only Romanians get lei here.
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