Author Topic: The Good News Thread  (Read 689634 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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    • woollypigs
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 :)
#bollockstobrexit

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

  • Tyke
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.
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

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:
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

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.
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

jogler

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

CrinklyLion

  • The one with devious, cake-pushing ways....
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

  • Loosing weight stone by stone
    • We will return
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

  • Thats Dr Oi You thankyouverymuch
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

  • Inadequate Randonneur
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.