Author Topic: The Good News Thread  (Read 659771 times)

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1075 on: January 30, 2009, 09:52:54 am »
I just did my tax return and they owe me money!!  Not a lot, admittedly, but enough for a large and splendid lunch in teh pub on sunday! 

annie

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1076 on: January 30, 2009, 02:38:51 pm »
My new bike is here in the house :thumbsup:

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1077 on: January 30, 2009, 02:40:18 pm »
My new bike is here in the house :thumbsup:

Excellent news!  Photos asap please  :thumbsup:

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1078 on: January 30, 2009, 02:40:35 pm »
My new bike is here in the house :thumbsup:


Put the bike down and back away from the lycra, young lady!   >:(

No cycling 'til you're properly fit again!
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1079 on: January 30, 2009, 02:41:23 pm »
I just did my tax return and they owe me money!!  Not a lot, admittedly, but enough for a large and splendid lunch in teh pub on sunday! 
Pleased for you Mike.
I just did mine: with what they owe me, I can just about buy you a pint to go with your lunch.  ;D
It's a bit weird, but actually quite wonderful.

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1080 on: January 30, 2009, 02:42:06 pm »
I just did my tax return and they owe me money!!  Not a lot, admittedly, but enough for a large and splendid lunch in teh pub on sunday! 
Pleased for you Mike.
I just did mine: with what they owe me, I can just about buy you a pint to go with your lunch.  ;D

Which means I'm footing the bill for both of you. >:( ;)
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

annie

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1081 on: January 30, 2009, 02:43:29 pm »
My new bike is here in the house :thumbsup:


Put the bike down and back away from the lycra, young lady!   >:(

No cycling 'til you're properly fit again!
Hmmm. I'm not hearing you. O:-)

Seriously though, I won't be riding til next week, I promise. :-*

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1082 on: January 30, 2009, 02:51:03 pm »
I just had an amusing but brief spam telephone conversation

Phone rings, displaying caller no. 00000000.

I pick up the receiver but say nothing. There is a few seconds' silence. Eventually person at other end opens the batting, in a strong accent typical of people trying to spam me. What is that accent? It might be Martian for all I know.

Martian: Hello?

Me: (basso profundo, possibly Marvin the Robot) Hello!

Martian: May I speak with Mr. Wallaker?

Me, after several seconds' pause: No.

Line goes dead.

I think I won that round.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1083 on: January 30, 2009, 02:52:51 pm »
I just had an amusing but brief spam telephone conversation

Phone rings, displaying caller no. 00000000.

I pick up the receiver but say nothing. There is a few seconds' silence. Eventually person at other end opens the batting, in a strong accent typical of people trying to spam me. What is that accent? It might be Martian for all I know.

Martian: Hello?

Me: (basso profundo, possibly Marvin the Robot) Hello!

Martian: May I speak with Mr. Wallaker?

Me, after several seconds' pause: No.

Line goes dead.

I think I won that round.


 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

I've been known to respond to such calls with "Have you accepted Jesus as your personal Lord and Saviour?"  That normally means the conversation is cut short!  ;)
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1084 on: January 30, 2009, 03:29:34 pm »
No cycling 'til you're properly fit again!
I was going to take the poster up on this and then I realised it was Regulator.  ::-)

annie

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1085 on: January 30, 2009, 03:31:06 pm »
No cycling 'til you're properly fit again!
I was going to take the poster up on this and then I realised it was Regulator.  ::-)

Does that mean I can ride?

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1086 on: January 30, 2009, 03:34:37 pm »
No cycling 'til you're properly fit again!
I was going to take the poster up on this and then I realised it was Regulator.  ::-)

Does that mean I can ride?
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1087 on: January 30, 2009, 10:51:54 pm »
I didn't realise you had to activate some code or other before filing my tax return online  :(

However, seeing as I will be filing a return that requires no payment, I won't get stung £100 - or at least I'll get it refunded  :)

Oh, and I got offered a (nice, secure, public sector) job. A big weight off my shoulders and smoothes the way to getting the kids over.
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1088 on: January 30, 2009, 11:01:55 pm »
Did a favour for a work colleague yesterday* & today she gave me a huge bar of utterly lovely chocolate!



*I made a costume for her daughter who is off to a Mama Mia party. The fabric was very glittery & now my carpet (in fact my whole flat) looks like the night sky!   ::-)
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1089 on: January 31, 2009, 09:19:38 am »
Did a favour for a work colleague yesterday* & today she gave me a huge bar of utterly lovely chocolate!



*I made a costume for her daughter who is off to a Mama Mia party. The fabric was very glittery & now my carpet (in fact my whole flat) looks like the night sky!   ::-)[/b]

How can you tell?  I imagine your flat is pink, fluffy and glittery anyway.  ;)
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1090 on: January 31, 2009, 08:19:42 pm »
we went to the point - to - point today for a friends birthday (instead of doing the willy warmer audax.. grr) but amazingly I came away with more money than I'd gone with - 2 wins, a second and a third!  I think that's the first time ever!

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1091 on: February 01, 2009, 09:45:56 am »
Did a favour for a work colleague yesterday* & today she gave me a huge bar of utterly lovely chocolate!



*I made a costume for her daughter who is off to a Mama Mia party. The fabric was very glittery & now my carpet (in fact my whole flat) looks like the night sky!   ::-)[/b]

How can you tell?  I imagine your flat is pink, fluffy and glittery anyway.  ;)

Only Regulator can think that the night sky is pink and fluffy. ;)
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1092 on: February 01, 2009, 09:46:54 am »
Did a favour for a work colleague yesterday* & today she gave me a huge bar of utterly lovely chocolate!



*I made a costume for her daughter who is off to a Mama Mia party. The fabric was very glittery & now my carpet (in fact my whole flat) looks like the night sky!   ::-)[/b]

How can you tell?  I imagine your flat is pink, fluffy and glittery anyway.  ;)

Only Regulator can think that the night sky is pink and fluffy. ;)

At sunset or sunrise, the sky can often seem pink and fluffy...
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I completely agree with Reg.

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1093 on: February 01, 2009, 09:48:40 am »
But that's hardly night, though, is it? :thumbsup:
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1094 on: February 01, 2009, 09:49:57 am »
But that's hardly night, though, is it? :thumbsup:

It's either end of it....  :P
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1095 on: February 01, 2009, 09:51:25 am »
Nonsense, it's either end of the day not of the night.
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1096 on: February 01, 2009, 10:19:35 am »
 ::-)


Something either end of the day has to be either end of the night too!

And there really isn't all that much pink here. At the moment the only pink things I can see are gloves, ear muffs, a cup, some socks, a T-shirt, a coat, my make-up bag... Oh  :-[  ;D
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1097 on: February 01, 2009, 10:42:23 am »
::-)


Something either end of the day has to be either end of the night too!

And there really isn't all that much pink here. At the moment the only pink things I can see are gloves, ear muffs, a cup, some socks, a T-shirt, a coat, my make-up bag... Oh  :-[  ;D

Try opening your wardrobe.  A cacophony of pink will assault the senses.

No wonder Andrij has to wear disguises to and from your place...  ;)

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1098 on: February 01, 2009, 01:10:07 pm »
::-)


Something either end of the day has to be either end of the night too!



I know that, I was just seeing if I could confuse Gregulator.
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1099 on: February 01, 2009, 02:56:45 pm »
I had a great time on Critical Mass yesterday in India's Garden City/Silicon Valley/Helicopter-nagar!
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