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Marco Stefano

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #1200 on: December 28, 2011, 08:22:42 pm »
Dear Present-Givers,

You may be fed up with giving me book tokens, but they give me a huge amount of enjoyment. It's not just the books, it's the bookshop browsing, and it goes on for some time. It's a trip out (or several) to our own wonderful independent LBS (local book shop).

What is wrong with delighting someone with a book token?  ???

David Martin

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« Reply #1201 on: December 28, 2011, 10:35:09 pm »
I have the same grumble about socks. I like getting good quality socks (of the expensive outdoor shop style like Bridgedales). They are easy, practical and cosy, and I can think of you every time I wear them.
Note the 'good quality socks'. A pile of festering sock shaped objects that are no more than a knitted tube with the end badly stitched shut are not fit for anything other than donating to the primary school for conversion to hand puppets.
Fortunately the message seems to be getting across. And boot socks are not the same as good quality walking socks.
"By creating we think. By living we learn" - Patrick Geddes

LindaG

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« Reply #1202 on: December 28, 2011, 11:03:13 pm »
20% ABV.

Oh dear.  Tomorrow's bicycle ride may be slightly impaired  :facepalm:

Basil

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #1203 on: December 28, 2011, 11:09:14 pm »
20% ABV.

Oh dear.  Tomorrow's bicycle ride may be slightly impaired  :facepalm:
OMG
You are not me.   I do not claim my £5.

Other than that, yay  :thumbsup: go for it.  :D
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #1204 on: December 29, 2011, 08:53:01 am »
20% ABV. Oh dear.  Tomorrow's bicycle ride may be slightly impaired  :facepalm:
Any port in a storm?
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LindaG

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« Reply #1205 on: December 30, 2011, 02:04:59 am »
20% ABV. Oh dear.  Tomorrow's bicycle ride may be slightly impaired  :facepalm:
Any port in a storm?

Aye, a very good port as it happens.

My body clock's still not reset.  I'm wide awake and due to meet Daisyhill for a ride in exactly 8.5 hours  :-\

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« Reply #1206 on: December 30, 2011, 05:54:21 pm »
I am a stupid twunt. I took the worn chainrings off Mrs B's road bike & ordered some new ones from Spa Cyles. They arrived today. I have just put the outer & middle rings on - but I've lost one of the spacers for the inner ring. Someone tell me what a careless idiot I am. Of course, I have no spares. I've looked through my collection of spacers & fasteners, & there's nothing the right size.

Excuse me while I slap myself round the head a few times.
"A woman on a bicycle has all the world before her where to choose; she can go where she will, no man hindering." The Type-Writer Girl, 1897

Bairn Again

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« Reply #1207 on: December 31, 2011, 01:38:26 pm »
Who thought it was a good idea to turn radio five live into radio manchester ffs?

and note to BBC - I know youve moved to Salford - you dont have to mention it every 5 minutes like its the f---ng moon you're broadcasting from. 

and breathe......

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« Reply #1208 on: January 01, 2012, 03:04:21 pm »
I so did not need whatever flavour of evangelical Christians knocking on my front door at brunch o'clock today. Spreading the word when everybody is still hungover or feeling semi-detached is being plain sneaky in my book...

Time to carve a few occult signs into the front door, methinks.  :demon:
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LindaG

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« Reply #1209 on: January 01, 2012, 09:04:11 pm »
So tired that I actually feel sick and dizzy.

Insomnia sucks.

I was like a zombie all day at work  :(

lou boutin

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« Reply #1210 on: January 01, 2012, 09:07:06 pm »
So tired that I actually feel sick and dizzy.

Insomnia sucks.

I was like a zombie all day at work  :(

 :( Insomia definitely does such.  I hope you have better luck tonight.

LindaG

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« Reply #1211 on: January 02, 2012, 04:40:58 am »
So tired that I actually feel sick and dizzy.

Insomnia sucks.

I was like a zombie all day at work  :(

 :( Insomia definitely does such.  I hope you have better luck tonight.

Apparently not.  Been awake for over two hours now, after falling asleep on the sofa as soon as I got home at 9pm last night, and spending another day at work like a zombie. 

This is suboptimal.

lou boutin

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« Reply #1212 on: January 02, 2012, 09:25:32 am »
So tired that I actually feel sick and dizzy.

Insomnia sucks.

I was like a zombie all day at work  :(

 :( Insomia definitely does such.  I hope you have better luck tonight.

Apparently not.  Been awake for over two hours now, after falling asleep on the sofa as soon as I got home at 9pm last night, and spending another day at work like a zombie. 

This is suboptimal.

:(

LindaG

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« Reply #1213 on: January 02, 2012, 12:40:33 pm »
But thanks for taking notice Lou, and for the sympathy  :)

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« Reply #1214 on: January 02, 2012, 08:09:10 pm »
I'm really bored with coughing!

Really, REALLY bored with coughing!

At the moment, it appears that my biggest trigger for coughing is in fact laughing.  I laugh a lot  :facepalm:

If I go to the Body Shop tomorrow, do you think they'll sell me a new pair of lungs?   ::-)



Andrij

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #1215 on: January 02, 2012, 08:11:17 pm »
If I go to the Body Shop tomorrow, do you think they'll sell me a new pair of lungs?   ::-)

I'm sorry, but that made me laugh.  :)

GWS.
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

Pedaldog

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« Reply #1216 on: January 03, 2012, 02:50:26 am »
I've been trying to cancel an early morning appointment with my doctor using the EMIS access where you can make/cancel appointments, request repeat prescriptions etc online. I've been trying to log on to the system since Saturday afternoon and it's only now, 2-45am and less than 6 hours before the appointment time, that I have managed to get through and deal with it.

LindaG

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« Reply #1217 on: January 03, 2012, 03:56:17 am »
Awake again.  Naturally.    :facepalm:

jogler

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« Reply #1218 on: January 03, 2012, 10:18:55 am »
try chocolate,luuuurve & cycling :demon:
simultaneously ;D

fboab

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« Reply #1219 on: January 03, 2012, 10:37:29 am »
I spent 4 hours last night nagging my children and myself to empty the kitchen and the bathroom for the builders coming today to take down then replace the stud wall that has so much damp the fungi are fruiting and the radiator is falling off the wall. They'll also be re-plumbing the bathroom, draining the heating system and taking out the dead Rayburn that sucks woodsmoke into the kitchen from the living room fire. It's needed doing for about a year.

We moved everything, and it's stacked under sheets in the living room, making the house, pretty much, unusable. I've arranged for the childers to stay at their Dad's, I'm staying elsewhere, the water will be off, there'll be dust everywhere, it's all very disruptive. (Every cloud has a silver lining- we defrosted the fridgefreezer to move it).

They haven't turned up. No one has phoned to tell me of any delay.

I may have mentioned this before, but

MY LANDLORD IS A TOSSER.
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clarion

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« Reply #1220 on: January 03, 2012, 10:38:43 am »
A great many of them are. >:(

Getting there...

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« Reply #1221 on: January 03, 2012, 11:07:34 am »
Why aren't bike shops like doctors??? My LBS phoned me at home today to say that my new bike was now in store... I was not in so my much better half took the call.... "What bike is this" she asked.... "the one he ordered in October." they replied..... "oh the one he forgot to tell me about" Came her reply.

Hope the dog house is warm tonight..... Why did the LBS tell her????!!!! Sigh :facepalm:

(And yes, I did tell her I was getting a new bike, but she forgot....or more likely I did not stress the point.)
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jogler

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #1222 on: January 03, 2012, 11:12:13 am »


Hope the dog house is warm tonight.....

that's why a bloke should have a shed or a tent or a bivvi bag  ;D

clarion

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #1223 on: January 03, 2012, 11:13:24 am »
That's why you should make sure you buy her a bike first ;)
Getting there...

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« Reply #1224 on: January 03, 2012, 11:15:04 am »
Bloody NHS computer system! Trying to refer me for a chest x-ray (emphysema or worse....) this a.m., my GP (who is only permitted so to do "electronically") could not, his access being continually blocked by the usual "Congratulations! You are the xth visitor today and have won an i-pod" pop-ups.

Now I have to await a letter which will give me a 'phone number to call to arrange a time.

The delay is neither here nor there in my case, but it might be for some. And it hardly gives me a warm feeling about the oft-touted all singing, all dancing, NHS IT panacea!

 
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