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bludger

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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #22700 on: June 28, 2019, 12:08:35 pm »
Mounted the new cross tyres tubelessly, had 4 cups of coffee, slowly packing my delivery bag to ride in to That London for a day of dropping off other people's food for cash.
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ian

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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #22701 on: June 28, 2019, 01:10:36 pm »
I'm thinking I should have left the mothership's summer party before 1am this morning, then I would have been in bed before 2.30am. I did sleep in an extra hour but  Y A W N.

It's also didn't help that I came in for a meeting at 10am with our section's MD and he's like, hey, I invited two our new board members to sit in, now dance monkey, dance.

And my brain kept saying show them how excited you are by yawning. Go on, big mouth yawn, show them some tonsil. I hate my brain.
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T42

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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #22702 on: June 28, 2019, 01:15:49 pm »
^^^ Man stiil has tonsils. Mine were wheeked out while I was yet of a tender age. It was the Thing to Do back then.
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Kim

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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #22703 on: June 28, 2019, 01:16:44 pm »
^^^ Man stiil has tonsils. Mine were wheeked out while I was yet of a tender age. It was the Thing to Do back then.

Apparently you don't even get ice cream with tonsilectomies any more...
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Regulator

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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #22704 on: June 28, 2019, 01:31:32 pm »
^^^ Man stiil has tonsils. Mine were wheeked out while I was yet of a tender age. It was the Thing to Do back then.

Almost impossible to get an NHS tonsillectomy these days.  It's a Category 2 intervention/procedure (in the NHS England Evidence Based Intervention Guidance) which require individual Prior Approval.  Lots of hoops for GPs/hospitals to jump through.
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T42

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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #22705 on: June 28, 2019, 01:54:15 pm »
^^^ Man stiil has tonsils. Mine were wheeked out while I was yet of a tender age. It was the Thing to Do back then.

Apparently you don't even get ice cream with tonsilectomies any more...

Huh. They offered me rice pudding.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Kim

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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #22706 on: June 28, 2019, 01:57:12 pm »
^^^ Man stiil has tonsils. Mine were wheeked out while I was yet of a tender age. It was the Thing to Do back then.

Almost impossible to get an NHS tonsillectomy these days.  It's a Category 2 intervention/procedure (in the NHS England Evidence Based Intervention Guidance) which require individual Prior Approval.  Lots of hoops for GPs/hospitals to jump through.

I know someone who's been failing to get one for years because they keep having to move area and the hoop-jumping resets.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Regulator

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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #22707 on: June 28, 2019, 02:29:03 pm »
^^^ Man stiil has tonsils. Mine were wheeked out while I was yet of a tender age. It was the Thing to Do back then.

Almost impossible to get an NHS tonsillectomy these days.  It's a Category 2 intervention/procedure (in the NHS England Evidence Based Intervention Guidance) which require individual Prior Approval.  Lots of hoops for GPs/hospitals to jump through.

I know someone who's been failing to get one for years because they keep having to move area and the hoop-jumping resets.

Yep - plus there's no definitively set national criteria (the EBI guidance is a vague fudge on this procedure) which means we have ended - yet again - with an NHS postcode lottery.
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Mr Larrington

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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #22708 on: June 28, 2019, 04:20:01 pm »
I'm thinking I should have left the mothership's summer party before 1am this morning, then I would have been in bed before 2.30am. I did sleep in an extra hour but  Y A W N.

It's also didn't help that I came in for a meeting at 10am with our section's MD and he's like, hey, I invited two our new board members to sit in, now dance monkey, dance.

And my brain kept saying show them how excited you are by yawning. Go on, big mouth yawn, show them some tonsil. I hate my brain.

What manner of imbecile organises a jbex party on a skool night?
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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #22709 on: June 28, 2019, 10:26:58 pm »
I'm thinking I should have left the mothership's summer party before 1am this morning, then I would have been in bed before 2.30am. I did sleep in an extra hour but  Y A W N.

It's also didn't help that I came in for a meeting at 10am with our section's MD and he's like, hey, I invited two our new board members to sit in, now dance monkey, dance.

And my brain kept saying show them how excited you are by yawning. Go on, big mouth yawn, show them some tonsil. I hate my brain.

What manner of imbecile organises a jbex party on a skool night?

Seems reasonable enough to me - at least then you get to have your hangover on work time.

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Kim

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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #22710 on: June 29, 2019, 01:38:46 pm »
24-hour pedal car race.  So far this has involved ghetto bike-fit (add closed-cell foam until you can reach the pedals), learning how to steer (it's a bit like riding Auntie Helen's Versatile, if it were composed of about 60% gaffer tape); camping between some noisy Belgians and a scouts' football match; debugging the timing system (I'm one of the three people on site who claim to know anything about Crossmgr/ImpInj); and lots of sunblock.  I expect to be let loose in the car at about 4pm.  Assuming neither I, the tyres or the track have melted.
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Gattopardo

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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #22711 on: June 29, 2019, 02:01:34 pm »
24-hour pedal car race.  So far this has involved ghetto bike-fit (add closed-cell foam until you can reach the pedals), learning how to steer (it's a bit like riding Auntie Helen's Versatile, if it were composed of about 60% gaffer tape); camping between some noisy Belgians and a scouts' football match; debugging the timing system (I'm one of the three people on site who claim to know anything about Crossmgr/ImpInj); and lots of sunblock.  I expect to be let loose in the car at about 4pm.  Assuming neither I, the tyres or the track have melted.

Where are you doing that?


Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #22712 on: June 29, 2019, 02:26:29 pm »
Hiding from the sun having got out on the bike early before the shaded lanes were no longer in shade or cool.

Kim

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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #22713 on: June 29, 2019, 02:31:26 pm »
24-hour pedal car race.  So far this has involved ghetto bike-fit (add closed-cell foam until you can reach the pedals), learning how to steer (it's a bit like riding Auntie Helen's Versatile, if it were composed of about 60% gaffer tape); camping between some noisy Belgians and a scouts' football match; debugging the timing system (I'm one of the three people on site who claim to know anything about Crossmgr/ImpInj); and lots of sunblock.  I expect to be let loose in the car at about 4pm.  Assuming neither I, the tyres or the track have melted.

Where are you doing that?
Shenington.

I hasten to add that I thought this was a silly idea *before* I knew that it was going to be scorchio.  Chairman Al and Chris H press-ganged me into it a few weeks ago.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

ElyDave

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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #22714 on: June 29, 2019, 02:45:05 pm »
waiting, poised like a coiled spring, until someone else sends me something, I'll then do something with it and send it back.
Repeat several times with different somethings until midnight tomorrow.

Cycled into town and back for shopping this morning, it was already hot.
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T42

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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #22715 on: June 30, 2019, 05:06:35 pm »
Sprawling á la limp rag and waiting for the outside temperature to fall below room temperature.  Just now it's 28° indoors and 37° out so it'll take a while.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

ian

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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #22716 on: July 01, 2019, 09:34:28 am »
I'm thinking I should have left the mothership's summer party before 1am this morning, then I would have been in bed before 2.30am. I did sleep in an extra hour but  Y A W N.

It's also didn't help that I came in for a meeting at 10am with our section's MD and he's like, hey, I invited two our new board members to sit in, now dance monkey, dance.

And my brain kept saying show them how excited you are by yawning. Go on, big mouth yawn, show them some tonsil. I hate my brain.

What manner of imbecile organises a jbex party on a skool night?

It's always thus (I can't complain, free booze and food, webex is better when you've a glass of sparkles in hand). Friday was, however, a long day which got longer when I discovered my wife had booked me in for an extended period of Sondheim in the evening.

I confess I've normally avoided the mothership parties on account of being a desocialized home worker with attenuated communication skills, but I got bullied into this by one of the tall posh girls. Other than getting up on following Friday morning, it was quite enjoyable.
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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #22717 on: July 02, 2019, 04:31:14 am »
Sitting on a chair in my bedroom with my left foot in a bowl of cold water while an electric fan provides some warmth thinking I am sure there was a public information film like this.....
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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #22718 on: July 02, 2019, 10:34:16 am »
Feeling extremely meh!   Woke up with a stiff neck,  headache, sniffly nose & general feeling of knackerdness.   Of course my in tray at work overfloweth...  :(
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T42

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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #22719 on: July 02, 2019, 11:20:09 am »
Seriously thinking about lunch.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #22720 on: July 20, 2019, 05:54:11 pm »
Drinking beer in the Euston Tap, Boomtown Rats on the PA.
Rat Trap, one of the first albums I bought & one of the first gigs I went too. (Liverpool Empire in nineteen seventy mumble)
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Basil

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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #22721 on: July 20, 2019, 06:46:05 pm »
Ah. Liverpool Empire. It was always bloody freezing cold there for the set up. Also 197mumble.
Maybe I was unlucky and only went there in mid winter.
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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #22722 on: July 29, 2019, 10:04:28 am »
Recovering from a 10 minute walk to the GP surgery and back.  :facepalm: Pretty much only way to book an appointment is to go in person! Otherwise anytime you phone, and get through the multiple choice questionnaire, the reply is "our phone lines are busy, please phone back".

Hopefully should be recovered for my appointment at 11:50am!   :-[ To think, just last month I did a 200km Audax. Now it's taking me to walk a mere 1/4 mile to the gp surgery...   >:(

Basil

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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #22723 on: July 29, 2019, 10:08:01 am »
Waiting in the babers
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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #22724 on: July 29, 2019, 11:11:12 am »
I am on leave so so far today I have....cleaned the garage, rehung a shelf which looked a bit wonky, arranged for some unwanted items to be collected by BHF, mowed the lawns and put all the recycling in the car for a trip to the skip....sorry recycling centre.

Later I have two bikes to clean with the hope that my foot will let me do some miles later in the week, some new wheels (brought 12 weeks ago!) to install and finally the hedgehog poo to pressure wash away.

Sometimes I think being off work is more knackering than working!
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