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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #23200 on: 16 October, 2021, 05:43:30 pm »
Googling 'birds with hands' then hitting the image button.

I recommend it. You will not be disappointed

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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #23201 on: 16 October, 2021, 08:40:42 pm »
finding out that steel guitar strings are much harder on the fingertips than nylon ukulele strings
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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #23202 on: 17 October, 2021, 09:03:03 am »
finding out that steel guitar strings are much harder on the fingertips than nylon ukulele strings

Deep Purple probably got the name of their band by looking at theirs.  Mine nearly went black. 
But they never got to Carcassonne.

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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #23203 on: 17 October, 2021, 09:03:43 am »
Googling 'birds with hands' then hitting the image button.

I recommend it. You will not be disappointed

Cheers HF!
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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #23204 on: 17 October, 2021, 09:11:46 am »
No problem  :thumbsup:


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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #23205 on: 17 October, 2021, 05:26:01 pm »
Don't let TV's *** Boulting see those; he won’t know which way to turn!
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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #23206 on: 18 October, 2021, 08:07:32 am »
Damn, now I want a cuppa.
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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #23207 on: 31 October, 2021, 09:34:21 am »
Listening to Australian cricket podcasts.
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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #23208 on: 31 October, 2021, 11:15:03 am »
Listening to Australian cricket podcasts.

LOL I wonder how much they are looking forward to the ashes for revenge.

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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #23209 on: 31 October, 2021, 05:13:01 pm »
Waiting for the youngsters to knock on the door and demand sweets with menace.  :(
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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #23210 on: 31 October, 2021, 06:10:54 pm »
Waiting for the youngsters to knock on the door and demand sweets with menace.  :(
Thanks for reminding me. I've just popped out and put our pumpkin lantern on the gatepost.
I suspect we are too late for the kids next door, though who are the only ones likely to come round.
"No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everybody on the couch."

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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #23211 on: 31 October, 2021, 06:59:59 pm »
Waiting for the youngsters to knock on the door and demand sweets with menace.  :(

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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #23212 on: 31 October, 2021, 07:02:26 pm »
I've been hiding upstairs.

There are 6 kids in the house, absolutely off their faces on the sugar they've just gorged.

Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #23213 on: 31 October, 2021, 07:07:46 pm »
I'd barely got back in the house when the first knock happened.
Not seen the kids before, but keeping on the right side of their mum is probably a good idea, seeing she's the landlady of the pub we use in the village.
"No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everybody on the couch."

Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #23214 on: 31 October, 2021, 08:09:05 pm »
And we've had more visits than any other year. At least six or seven families.
"No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everybody on the couch."

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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #23215 on: 31 October, 2021, 10:26:04 pm »
Saw some kids out and about, some dresses up as things from movies the various regulators clearly don't want them too see.

Not old enough to be allow to watch, but ok to dress up as. Funny old world.
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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #23216 on: 31 October, 2021, 10:39:13 pm »
We had a plan in case kids across the road turned up cos they're quite nice and living in studentville there aren't many other kids houses to trick or treat at. We didn't decorate or do pumpkins tho, and no one turned up.

I do like the convention of only trick or treating at houses with some kind of lit decoration at the door, seems a good way of opting in only and not scaring/bothering others.

In my home village the teens had a habit of terrorizing the old folks who lived on 3 rows of houses in the village (many had been born in those houses when it was mill houses)... The local police and some volunteers would have to patrol to get rid of any shitheads who ignored requests not to harass the old folk. We didn't go trick or treating cos of this and my parents thinking it was a horrid North American tradition. Instead we'd go to one person's house and play Halloween games there instead. I guess it limited the ridiculous sugar intake.

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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #23217 on: 01 November, 2021, 07:46:41 am »
Waiting for the youngsters to knock on the door and demand sweets with menace.  :(

Give 'em raw sprouts.

---o0o---

Meanwhile, I am digesting rusks with scant fake butter, having spent a couple of hours last night simultaneously throwing up and crapping like a fire hose.  Life can be so rewarding at times.
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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #23218 on: 01 November, 2021, 08:53:31 am »
Listening to Australian cricket podcasts.

LOL I wonder how much they are looking forward to the ashes for revenge.

Whoever was speaking predicted the official line would be that they are 2 entirely different formats, and the T20 thrashing would have no bearing on the Ashes, but really the Australian players may be mentally scarred.

Today I am mostly listen to Indian cricket podcasts.
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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #23219 on: 04 December, 2021, 12:31:52 pm »
Grinking SHOTC about their increasingly watered-down own brand products.  FFS, charge 20p more, don't make the stuff inedible.
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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #23220 on: Yesterday at 03:38:59 pm »
At Magdalen College for a carol service.  There is a white deer in the park.
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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #23221 on: Yesterday at 06:33:32 pm »
I was attempting to select a pair of Meindl shoes for walking, given they have a reputation for fitting wide feet, however their model ranges are utterly confusing and I've completely lost the will to carry on.
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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #23222 on: Yesterday at 07:16:36 pm »
I've completely lost the will to carry on.

I think that's called "shoe shopping"

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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #23223 on: Yesterday at 08:26:35 pm »
I've completely lost the will to carry on.

I think that's called "shoe shopping"

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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #23224 on: Yesterday at 08:54:33 pm »
Indeed, my favourite Meindl boots seem to exist in about eight types that appear mostly identical other than price. I think the only difference in the replacement pair was that they are shiny rather than nubuck which was fine since I wanted and expected shiny leather when I bought the first pair several years ago.
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