With this crowd I wouldn’t be surprised if this thread goes downhill immediately, but please try to keep this clean.
What are you thankful for? Personal, careerwise, etc.?
My top 2 are that everyone in my family is in good health, and that every day I get to work with great people who are smart, honest, and hard working (3/3 on that list is rare in finance – before this year I was working with a bunch of backstabbers so I’m loving the change).
I am really looking forward to that game. I hope it means something. Birds are in a different place than they were for the first Dallas game, but we’ll have a much better idea who they are by week 17. Namely, we’ll have an idea if Foles can be consistent. 16 touchdowns and no turnovers so far in 2013 which is pretty amazing, but need to play some more quality competition…Redskins suck.
Eagles are still developing, which makes it exciting for me. Do you think we know who the 'Boys are now? Happy they franchised Romo?
She was born carioca, but raised in Minas Gerais (family is in Juiz de Fora). I confess that I find it really hard to understand her accent sometimes. But even more strangely, someone told me recently that my Portuguese is really good and I had a Minero accent.
I’m used to being complimented on my accent, but traditionally it had been Carioca (Rio). Never in my life had it been called Minero, but clearly it had changed from being with her all the time.
A bit like when I used to work for a company headquartered in Arkansas. I’d have to go there for two weeks every year, and each time I ended up coming back sounding all suthen-lihk.
Brazil is on my wish lists for destinations in the near future. I knew nothing of the history or culture until i was competing with my team. The reason i asked about Sao Paulo is former colleague’s wife was from that region, probably the most complete woman i have ever met (hot, spoke italian, portg, and english, funny ect).
Am I the only male on this forum that could careless about football? This is all my buddies talk about and as a former, no, as an athlete who has played competitively, i find it a waste of time to watch.
I like Paulistanas a lot. They tend to be beautiful, sweet, caring, many are well educated and culturally astute, and they dress well. Sao Paulo, regrettably, is an ugly city, and the traffic is abominable, especially if there’s even a hint of rain. However, it is an *interesting* city with great restaurants, shows, museums, etc… Even though I lived in Rio about 4x as long as I lived in Sao Paulo, I have more Paulistano friends than Carioca friends. Paulistanos just take frienship more seriously.
Mineiras do have a physical look that I find very attractive too. They are generally less sophisticated than the Paulistanas, but they cultivate an air of mystery that can be exciting.
hmm let me think, what has brought me the most happiness this year? oh yea me. thank you, me. You (I) made this another great year full of improvements. Without your (my) hard work, you (I) would still be a lazy slob with no energy. You (I) have made your (my) life so much better in the last year. Thank you, me.