Author Topic: The Good News Thread  (Read 651069 times)

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1625 on: November 22, 2009, 08:14:06 pm »
They're saying we are going to get our brown bins emptied in the next two weeks

woollypigs

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1626 on: November 22, 2009, 08:18:52 pm »
oh oh oh forgot we got tickets to see Ed Byrne at Hammersmith Apollo this Thursday, now stomach get ready to larf and larf and larf :)

Manotea

  • Where there is doubt...
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1627 on: November 22, 2009, 08:25:32 pm »
Went to see Ms Manotea the Elder in the Fresher's performance of "The Grand Duke", a lesser known Gilbert & Sullivan.

<Young Mr Grace>
They all did very well
</Young Mr Grace>

gordon taylor

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1628 on: November 22, 2009, 08:28:03 pm »
Booked a flight to go and see my new grandson in New Zealand next Easter.
He'll be eight months old by then.

Yippeeee!

jogler

  • mojo operandi
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1629 on: November 22, 2009, 08:42:29 pm »
Booked a flight to go and see my new grandson in New Zealand next Easter.
He'll be eight months old by then.

Yippeeee!

 :thumbsup: excellent news :thumbsup:

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1630 on: November 22, 2009, 08:44:13 pm »
Booked a flight to go and see my new grandson in New Zealand next Easter.
He'll be eight months old by then.

Yippeeee!

Taking a child seat with you?!  ;) (in addition to the bike)
Frenchie - Train à Grande Vitesse

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1631 on: November 23, 2009, 12:26:01 am »
Went to see Ms Manotea the Elder in the Fresher's performance of "The Grand Duke", a lesser known Gilbert & Sullivan.

I shall look out for her name at the Minack (a regular annual visit with the in-laws).
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."

Oscar's dad

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1632 on: November 23, 2009, 10:02:01 am »
My 2009 mileage objective was 1500 miles, which I achieved yesterday  :thumbsup:

I appreciate 1500 miles in a year is tiddly compared with what some of you do but I can't commute to work and have to fit cycling around family commitments.  I'm really pleased as it the most miles I have done since returning to cycling in late 2004.

I think I will try for 2000 next year.

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1633 on: November 23, 2009, 10:34:48 am »
Cool, OD. That's a perfectly respectable amount :D.
Quote from: Kim
^ This woman knows what she's talking about.

clarion

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1634 on: November 23, 2009, 10:35:31 am »
Well done, that man :)
Getting there...

Oscar's dad

  • Cheers!
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1635 on: November 23, 2009, 10:39:21 am »
 :-* to both of you.  You're so nice!

2000 for next year should be achieveable as I am now drinking riding each Wednesday night and we have our French tour as well.  Which reminds me, I had better phone Bike Express today or it will all be off!

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1636 on: November 23, 2009, 02:24:56 pm »
The refuse collectors strike is over.

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1637 on: November 23, 2009, 03:26:05 pm »
Well, I hope that's good news, in that I trust we aren't seeing capitulation to massive pay cuts.
Getting there...

Bluebottle

  • Everybody's gotta be somewhere
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1638 on: November 23, 2009, 10:45:54 pm »
Hoorah!  Just finished reading (and correcting) the final version of my student's PhD thesis. :D

Two more theses to read. ::-)
Dieu, je vous soupçonne d'être un intellectuel de gauche.

FGG #5465

Wowbagger

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1639 on: November 23, 2009, 11:26:27 pm »
:-* to both of you.  You're so nice!

2000 for next year should be achieveable as I am now drinking riding each Wednesday night and we have our French tour as well.  Which reminds me, I had better phone Bike Express today or it will all be off!

Miles while under the influence count double.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Wowbagger

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1640 on: November 23, 2009, 11:35:47 pm »
The bad news is that I have to find out why one of our lavatories is not flushing properly. Well, it's flushing but not emptying the bowl properly. :-X

The good news is that I'm leaving this job until tomorrow. :thumbsup:
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Oscar's dad

  • Cheers!
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1641 on: November 24, 2009, 11:42:18 am »
I have just made a booking on the European Bike Express.  It looks like the three of us are going cycle camping en France for a fortnight next August.  Gulp!  We've never done anything like this before.  I'm excited and nervous already.

Wowbagger

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1642 on: November 24, 2009, 06:42:31 pm »
The bad news is that I have to find out why one of our lavatories is not flushing properly. Well, it's flushing but not emptying the bowl properly. :-X

The good news is that I'm leaving this job until tomorrow. :thumbsup:

The even better news is that the problem seemed to be some 8 metres outside our boundary, so the nice man & lady from Anglian Water came along. Firstly they pulled up an inspection cover at the end of the road and I got to see where people can climb down into all the shit and walk along early 20th century brick-built sewers. Then he used his mega-drain-rods and after he had fitted 4 of them in, he started shoving and all the shit that had accumulated under our inspection cover gurgled away into the bowels of the earth.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

jogler

  • mojo operandi
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1643 on: November 24, 2009, 06:47:28 pm »
^^^^^^
TMI :sick:

CrinklyLion

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1644 on: November 25, 2009, 07:19:44 pm »
I met my new bike today.  And I liked it :)

Zoidburg

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1645 on: November 25, 2009, 07:24:42 pm »
The bad news is that I have to find out why one of our lavatories is not flushing properly. Well, it's flushing but not emptying the bowl properly. :-X

The good news is that I'm leaving this job until tomorrow. :thumbsup:

The even better news is that the problem seemed to be some 8 metres outside our boundary, so the nice man & lady from Anglian Water came along. Firstly they pulled up an inspection cover at the end of the road and I got to see where people can climb down into all the shit and walk along early 20th century brick-built sewers. Then he used his mega-drain-rods and after he had fitted 4 of them in, he started shoving and all the shit that had accumulated under our inspection cover gurgled away into the bowels of the earth.
At least it isn't a high rise flat, I know several chaps who do the council jobs, there is nothing quite like a blocked soil pipe on the ground floor with a 30 meter column of shit above it.

"The goggles...they do nothing"

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1646 on: November 25, 2009, 08:44:14 pm »
I met my new bike today.  And I liked it :)

:)
Getting there...

Gus

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1647 on: November 26, 2009, 12:07:20 pm »

Being tired  with the directions my life are developing in I have just applied for 3 months leave without pay at work and the company said  yes & good luck.   :D :D

So I'm taking  a 12 week sports & nutrition  course,  on a folk high school.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

David Martin

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1648 on: November 26, 2009, 04:09:40 pm »
Hoorah!  Just finished reading (and correcting) the final version of my student's PhD thesis. :D

Two more theses to read. ::-)

I have one on my shelf to examine in January.. It is This thick.
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Gulp!

..d
"By creating we think. By living we learn" - Patrick Geddes

CommuteTooFar

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1649 on: November 26, 2009, 04:21:16 pm »
Hoorah!  Just finished reading (and correcting) the final version of my student's PhD thesis. :D

Two more theses to read. ::-)

<pedant>
I bet none of them are a thesis.
I was taught that a thesis was a proposition that was proven to be unprovable. Generally I find people who call their homework a thesis tend to omit the very necessary proof.
</pedant>

Actually I find most thesis contain a diagonalisation argument which makes my head hurt. So it is really good news that there are not three more thesis out there.