Author Topic: The Good News Thread  (Read 659008 times)

tonycollinet

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1600 on: November 13, 2009, 12:10:55 am »
It is Friday.

That is all.

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1601 on: November 13, 2009, 09:56:14 pm »
Went to give a talk on Wed. night. Was told I looked quite fit by someone in the audience I hadn't seen in a while.

(That must be those 135 Mi of commute per week  :thumbsup:)
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1602 on: November 14, 2009, 02:57:15 am »
All five people currently in this house are yacfers. The other four are asleep.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1603 on: November 14, 2009, 11:09:46 am »
Went to give a talk on Wed. night. Was told I looked quite fit by someone in the audience I hadn't seen in a while.

(That must be those 135 Mi of commute per week  :thumbsup:)

Have you told Mrs Frenchie?   ;) ;D
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1604 on: November 14, 2009, 11:12:04 am »
BT actually managed to repair the phone line yesterday, so I've got a working ADSL line this weekend, and can post on yacf. ;D

I also just picked up a rather nice little Jtek Afline bar end lever from the Post Office, which is the first part of my next bike :thumbsup:
Actually, it is rocket science.
 

peliroja

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1605 on: November 14, 2009, 01:00:22 pm »
I've just had a lovely back massage at Pure Massage in Fulham. Ahhh.

clarion

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1606 on: November 14, 2009, 03:52:33 pm »
I got out on the bike for a brief, wet & windy ride today - first for over a week! :o

Bad news: I dropped my bike when I was wheeling it on a pedestrian refuge

Good news: The reason I'd abandoned it so swiftly was to run up to the window of a van driver in the middle of a junction, turning right, and yell 'PUT IT DOWN, YOU MORON!' at him.  He dropped the phone & shat his pants.  I can shout very loud.  :thumbsup:
Getting there...

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1607 on: November 14, 2009, 03:56:54 pm »

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1608 on: November 14, 2009, 05:33:50 pm »
I got out on the bike for a brief, wet & windy ride today - first for over a week! :o

Bad news: I dropped my bike when I was wheeling it on a pedestrian refuge

Good news: The reason I'd abandoned it so swiftly was to run up to the window of a van driver in the middle of a junction, turning right, and yell 'PUT IT DOWN, YOU MORON!' at him.  He dropped the phone & shat his pants.  I can shout very loud.  :thumbsup:
And got a thumbs up from the pasenger in the car behind that had been trying to follow him as he weaved across the road at a busy junction ::-).
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CrinklyLion

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1609 on: November 14, 2009, 09:00:04 pm »
Despite a mild hangover (evidence of a social life - good news in itself!) I went to Bradford today, with NO children, and had a whole day to myself.  I saw many people with heavily loaded bikes getting off the train.  No idea what they were up to, although one had a banner about climate change, but they all seemed cheerful and returned my nod&smile despite my having absolutely no visible signs of belonging to the people-who-like-two-wheels-and-pedalling-club.  I mooched around Bradford town centre in pleasant weather without having to think about anybody else's needs at all.  I pootled aroung the National Media Museum looking at whatever I fancied.  I had a delicious lunch in the museum cafe on my own whilst reading a good book, and the nice bloke in the cafe sold me a large coffee with an extra espresso shot for the hangover for the price of a small ordinary coffee, which I drank whilst watching the rain that wasn't getting me wet because I was indoors sitting on a comfy sofa, reading and people watching.  I saw some really lovely films as part of the Animation Festival.  My friend won an award in the Young Animators competition.  I got a nice seat, with a table, on the train there and on the train home and there were no obnoxious grumpy people at all on the train.

I had a lovely day.  Although I do still feel very slightly hungover....

Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1610 on: November 14, 2009, 10:07:30 pm »
I just got 39 points on facebook Scrabble for jism.
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1611 on: November 14, 2009, 10:40:16 pm »
I just got 39 points on facebook Scrabble for jism.
:o
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clarion

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1612 on: November 14, 2009, 10:58:33 pm »
What a coincidence!  Just a couple of weeks ago, I got jism on a corner of the board.
Getting there...

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1613 on: November 14, 2009, 11:16:37 pm »
I now have a lovely piece of lilac sheepskin nappa, to go with my Veg-Tan tooling shoulder.  Once I've made sufficient quantities of copperas solution, my black messenger bag will slowly come into being.   :)

Hmm, Stainless Steel or Brass fittings...?
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1614 on: November 16, 2009, 02:12:44 pm »
I now have a lovely piece of lilac sheepskin nappa, to go with my Veg-Tan tooling shoulder.  Once I've made sufficient quantities of copperas solution, my black messenger bag will slowly come into being.   :)

Hmm, Stainless Steel or Brass fittings...?

Stainless Steel, undoubtedly. If you use marine quality then they won't succumb to perspiration induced corrosion . . .
VELOMANCER

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1615 on: November 16, 2009, 03:49:38 pm »
11 days until 2 month sabbatical :)

3 weeks on Friday we fly to Aus.... :)
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CommuteTooFar

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1616 on: November 17, 2009, 12:43:38 pm »
The postal strike is over.  Last two times I ordered stuff online on a Friday I tick cheapest delivery box the next day I get free Saturday delivery.

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1617 on: November 18, 2009, 01:24:32 pm »
My ride this morning took me over 2500 miles for the year and my weight loss program is finally working, fell under 12 stone this morning :)

jogler

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1618 on: November 18, 2009, 02:34:49 pm »
Following redundancy from Glaxokleinsmith:or whatever it may be now:several years ago & since doing any job(shelf stacking,digging holes in the road etc) my son has a new job using his chemistry degree :thumbsup:
He's like a dog with two di tails ;D

GillP

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1619 on: November 18, 2009, 04:05:03 pm »
Following redundancy from Glaxokleinsmith:or whatever it may be now:several years ago & since doing any job(shelf stacking,digging holes in the road etc) my son has a new job using his chemistry degree :thumbsup:
He's like a dog with two di tails ;D

That is good news  :)

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1620 on: November 18, 2009, 04:15:11 pm »
Following redundancy from Glaxokleinsmith:or whatever it may be now:several years ago & since doing any job(shelf stacking,digging holes in the road etc) my son has a new job using his chemistry degree :thumbsup:
He's like a dog with two di tails ;D

That is good news  :)
Indeed.
Congratulations.
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1621 on: November 19, 2009, 05:16:11 pm »
Two bits of good news ...

My new Carradice Barley has arrived together with SQR and looks grand.  The Magic Bag Lite TM has been born.

The Current Mrs R has a job interview next week.  She has a job already but wants a better one.  She is cacking herself but will be fine.

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1622 on: November 19, 2009, 05:24:47 pm »
Considering that my recent calorie surplus has pushed me very close to 18 stone again, I had a reasonably fast ride today, averaging 10.5 mph over 66 miles.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1623 on: November 22, 2009, 12:56:40 pm »
The first commercial flight of AF first A380 was a big success on Friday.  :thumbsup:
Frenchie - Train à Grande Vitesse

peliroja

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1624 on: November 22, 2009, 08:11:09 pm »
My sister ran a six mile organised run today in under an hour.  :thumbsup: