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ravenbait

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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #23150 on: 20 July, 2021, 04:12:12 pm »
Trying to work with the window open, while a dozen baby starlings engage in gang warfare over some fatballs right outside it.

I know this is my own fault for hanging the fatball feeder there, but do they have to be so noisy?

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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #23151 on: 20 July, 2021, 04:12:25 pm »
Listening to the swifts :)
We've seen only a half dozen or so swallows this year.  We normally see noticeable numbers of them and house martins as well as a few swifts.  However, the skylarks seem to be singing a bit later than most years.  Heard the 1st one on the 16th of Feb. and the songs have only just started tailing off in the last week.  Normally expect them to have stopped by the beginning of July.

Whereas we’ve (in leafy Bucks) seen more than the usual complement of swift’s this year.
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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #23152 on: 20 July, 2021, 04:16:00 pm »
Sitting starkers in front of a computer.


*Ahem*  You need to turn the camera off...
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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #23153 on: 24 July, 2021, 04:39:57 pm »
Watching assholes demonstrate in Paris against the "loss of liberty" implied by the "pass sanitaire".  It's all very half-hearted - well, it's hot - and not a patch on the gilet jaune riots we had a couple of years ago.
But they never got to Carcassonne.

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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #23154 on: 03 August, 2021, 09:03:57 am »
Sitting on the  bench by the river, watching young trout breaking the surface for insects, while waiting the delivery of a dog-egg.
Admission.  I'm actually not that fussed about cake.

ravenbait

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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #23155 on: 03 August, 2021, 02:55:22 pm »
Melting into a puddle of bright red gloop after a sweltering lunchtime run. Blech.

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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #23156 on: 09 August, 2021, 06:46:31 pm »
How many pairs of pants is too many? I've just got rid of 9 pairs and I still have 42 in the drawer.

The big problem now is socks. Cos I've got normal weight ankle socks, super short summer holiday type socks and massive thick 'it's freezing in my office' socks that take up half the drawer. At least the pants don't take up much space, despite me being a proponent of arse covering pants.
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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #23157 on: 09 August, 2021, 07:07:42 pm »
In other related news, I have far too many 'going out' tops for someone who isn't a party animal.
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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #23158 on: 09 August, 2021, 09:24:35 pm »
42 is The Answer.  But it seems like too many.  You should donate some to barakta, who seems to destroy pants at an alarming rate.

Meanwhile, my pants seem to last forever.  Possibly because I wear then them right way round.  Possibly because they're three sizes too big.

Regardless, they should always cover your arse.  Otherwise, what's the point?

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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #23159 on: 09 August, 2021, 09:28:36 pm »
Looking goddamned sexy, that's the point.

That's my excuse for old pants, and I'm sticking with it.
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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #23160 on: 20 August, 2021, 07:53:13 pm »
Indukging in shameless nostalgia by searching out and reading some of the PBP 2011 threads. I started my one-and-only 10 years ago today.

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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #23161 on: 28 August, 2021, 12:23:11 pm »
Basking in heat at what is possibly the loveliest cricket ground in Wales, watching the 2nds play their last match of the season.
Admission.  I'm actually not that fussed about cake.

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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #23162 on: 29 August, 2021, 08:44:48 am »
Looking at the low grey sky and wondering if a cold 2-hour toddle on the bike would be worth the two hours of TLC the bike would need if the rain doesn't stay up there. Trouble is that if I don't get out the next chance will be Thursday.  :(
But they never got to Carcassonne.

Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #23163 on: 29 August, 2021, 10:00:25 am »
Catching up on TV and You Tube sites that I follow.

Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #23164 on: 29 August, 2021, 01:41:59 pm »
Just mowed the lawn hopefully for the last time as I'm setting up a robot mower this afternoon.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Basil

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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #23165 on: 04 September, 2021, 08:35:41 am »
Hurrah!  A Sunny morning at last. Leap out of bed and drive to Penbryn beach and the Plwmp Tart for breakfast.
Admission.  I'm actually not that fussed about cake.

Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #23166 on: 04 September, 2021, 12:26:58 pm »
Just got back from a bike ride with a new person.  Lots (for me) of that will they kill me as I am unfit fear but we had an excellent 50km ride, chatted most of the way and a great coffee stop.  He may have been slowing down for me but he did not make it obvious!

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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #23167 on: 23 September, 2021, 03:58:05 pm »
Running in the cabling for new mains-powered interlinked smoke, heat, and CO alarms.
To comply with the new retrospective building regs, this is going to require a total of seven devices due to the layout of this place.
Two are direct replacements for existing ones which are over 10 years old, and I didn't want to mix-and-match manufacturers over the installation.

In an older property which has been extended several times, this is a total PITA.
All the void spaces are inaccessible, or filled with rubble or old insulation, or blocked by dwangs.
Struggling to get the fish tape more than a couple of metres at a time.
The necessitates cutting small access hatches in the ceiling plasterboard, which is simple enough, but my arms are now pumped from working above head-height all afternoon.

Mostly done now.

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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #23168 on: 23 September, 2021, 08:19:34 pm »
Oh yes that reminds me, I need to check that when the kitties have gone out. Test one, see if they all wail. Or not.
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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #23169 on: 23 September, 2021, 08:20:39 pm »
And learning what a dwang is.
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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #23170 on: 23 September, 2021, 08:27:27 pm »
And learning what a dwang is.

Uncoincidentally, I'm also learning what a dwang is.  Mildly surprised it's not a term of approval by teh yoof.

Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #23171 on: 23 September, 2021, 10:56:39 pm »
Relaxing after scouts this evening. Ropes webbed across the hut at eaves height and the challenge to get from one end of the hut to the other without touching the floor. Cake at the far end to act as incentive.

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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #23172 on: 24 September, 2021, 12:16:02 am »
And learning what a dwang is.

Uncoincidentally, I'm also learning what a dwang is.  Mildly surprised it's not a term of approval by teh yoof.

Didn’t one collapse on Betelgeuse VII?

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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #23173 on: 24 September, 2021, 07:46:22 am »
Drinking a final cuppa to help my breakfast tagliatelle down before going for a ride.
But they never got to Carcassonne.

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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #23174 on: 24 September, 2021, 07:59:52 am »
And now springing to the rowlocks. Toodle-pip, ô office-dwellers! My dog, it's nice to be retired.
But they never got to Carcassonne.