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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Wally Bingbang » 14 Sep 2018, 18:32

The Modernist wrote:Thought I'd go along to my local auction as they'd got in lots of 20s Dutch Gouda ( refers to ceramics rather than cheese!) and I'd sold one for a very decent price to someone in Hollywood just a few weeks ago. But all the usual dealers were out in force, my hopes Friday's would be quieter were in vain. I kept getting outbid on the Gouda by some cunt who was hiding round the corner and had the annoying habit of putting in his bid just as the hammer was about to fall on my successful bid. In the end I made the schoolboy error of getting competitive with him and outbidding him on one lot and consequently paying too much. :x

Still I came home to four sales so that made me feel better.


The auction world is cutthroat! I've been looking for a long time for a nice urn or jar to keep my old dog's ashes in, and finally won an auction yesterday for a Moorcroft green clematis ginger jar and fruit bowl. I was going to turn around and sell the fruit bowl to make some of my money back, but B saw it and likes it, so I guess we're keeping it.

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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby never/ever » 14 Sep 2018, 22:39

Jon K. posted this on facebook yesterday:

Ok

This is going to be difficult so bear with me.
I went to the hospital today for the follow up appointment on my eyes. As many of you know I have been having procedures on my eyes this last few months Oddly enough I was early but rushed through. The diagnosis was not good. I have what is known as wet AMD in both eyes. This is what is known as macular degeneration. There is no cure for this sadly and it has already progressed from Dry AMD to Wet AMD. If left I will be what is known as legally blind within six months. There is treatment which I have obviously agreed to which consists of injections into the eyball and laser surgery. This however will not halt halt the eventual onset of blindness but the condition will severely compromise my life. After a good cry ( I don’t mind admitting to that) as this has been a massive shock I am trying to man up and try and get my head around this. I am taking a few days maybe longer away from facebook to do this . I will not be answering any messages or replying to posts. I hope you understand.

many of you will know my personal situation right now so going to the hospital and hearing this has been a shock and of course I have to deal with this on my own so I hope you don’t mind me sharing this with you..there really were only a couple of people I could yell and they now know
I thank you all for your kind thoughts and comments and I will be back to my hopefully normal sarky cheeky demeanour shortly. In the meantime I need to regroup
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby sloopjohnc » 15 Sep 2018, 18:16

never/ever wrote:Jon K. posted this on facebook yesterday:

Ok

This is going to be difficult so bear with me.
I went to the hospital today for the follow up appointment on my eyes. As many of you know I have been having procedures on my eyes this last few months Oddly enough I was early but rushed through. The diagnosis was not good. I have what is known as wet AMD in both eyes. This is what is known as macular degeneration. There is no cure for this sadly and it has already progressed from Dry AMD to Wet AMD. If left I will be what is known as legally blind within six months. There is treatment which I have obviously agreed to which consists of injections into the eyball and laser surgery. This however will not halt halt the eventual onset of blindness but the condition will severely compromise my life. After a good cry ( I don’t mind admitting to that) as this has been a massive shock I am trying to man up and try and get my head around this. I am taking a few days maybe longer away from facebook to do this . I will not be answering any messages or replying to posts. I hope you understand.

many of you will know my personal situation right now so going to the hospital and hearing this has been a shock and of course I have to deal with this on my own so I hope you don’t mind me sharing this with you..there really were only a couple of people I could yell and they now know
I thank you all for your kind thoughts and comments and I will be back to my hopefully normal sarky cheeky demeanour shortly. In the meantime I need to regroup
thank you
Jon Kirkman x


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That's not good to hear.

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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby trans-chigley express » 16 Sep 2018, 10:03

That poor guy never seems to get a break. That's awful, knowing you're blind in six months, on top of other stuff he's had to deal with.

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Postby Wally Bingbang » 17 Sep 2018, 13:59

Poor bugger.
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Postby sloopjohnc » 17 Sep 2018, 16:27

For my son's birthday on Saturday, I got talked into a sleepover. My son and his friends snuck out of the house with some leftover fireworks I had at midnight. Lit them off and the cops caught them. 3 am I get a knock on the door and I see three teenagers with a couple cops. The cops were pretty nice and just wanted to scare 'em a little. But I do not enjoy being woken up at 3 am. And the dummies got caught.

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Postby sloopjohnc » 17 Sep 2018, 16:37

Yesterday, my daughter and I went out to brunch. The hostess was my daughter's best friend all through grade school and high school until they had a big misunderstanding. Rachel was like our second daughter and we actually didn't purchase a certain car because we had to ask ourselves, "Will it fit Rachel too?

She went with us on family vacations and Rachel and my daughter were always together. And then they weren't.

It was nice to see her and reminded me of more innocent times.

At my son's birthday, my son's best friend announced that his dad is moving to Austin, TX, for a job next month (He's in IT) so it was the last time we'll probably see Cameron. He's gone on vacations with Derek and me for the last five years.

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Postby Six String » 17 Sep 2018, 20:17

Since my dad was in the air force we moved so much, saying goodbye to friends I'd never see again was routine. I went to four schools between 9th and 12th grade alone. Granted I only attended one school a few months when base housing became available but still....I always find it fascinating when people talk of running into grade school friends later in life.

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Postby sloopjohnc » 17 Sep 2018, 21:21

Six String wrote:Since my dad was in the air force we moved so much, saying goodbye to friends I'd never see again was routine. I went to four schools between 9th and 12th grade alone. Granted I only attended one school a few months when base housing became available but still....I always find it fascinating when people talk of running into grade school friends later in life.


It's so different than my experience, Les. I still go to my hometown every weekend and invariably I run into someone whose last name I know or who knows me or my brother. They're not small towns anymore, but they are in some ways. Unfortunately, now the conversation is usually about some parents, friends or acquaintances dying.

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Postby Wally Bingbang » 18 Sep 2018, 20:43

Getting some good ol' fashioned kitchen table surgery done on Sunday. I've been walking around with a cyst the size of a blueberry on the top of my head for the better part of 15 years, and my surgeon brother-in-law is going to get rid of it while we're at my in-laws' house on Sunday. I'm a bit nervous, but also kind of excited! I just hope I don't bleed all over the place.
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Postby sloopjohnc » 18 Sep 2018, 21:16

Wally Bingbang wrote:Getting some good ol' fashioned kitchen table surgery done on Sunday. I've been walking around with a cyst the size of a blueberry on the top of my head for the better part of 15 years, and my surgeon brother-in-law is going to get rid of it while we're at my in-laws' house on Sunday. I'm a bit nervous, but also kind of excited! I just hope I don't bleed all over the place.


Maybe he can do a whole facial reconstruction while he's at it.

I mean, he's going to have his pocket knife and some rubbing alcohol out anyway.

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Postby Wally Bingbang » 18 Sep 2018, 21:51

sloopjohnc wrote:
Wally Bingbang wrote:Getting some good ol' fashioned kitchen table surgery done on Sunday. I've been walking around with a cyst the size of a blueberry on the top of my head for the better part of 15 years, and my surgeon brother-in-law is going to get rid of it while we're at my in-laws' house on Sunday. I'm a bit nervous, but also kind of excited! I just hope I don't bleed all over the place.


Maybe he can do a whole facial reconstruction while he's at it.

I mean, he's going to have his pocket knife and some rubbing alcohol out anyway.


I showed him your picture and asked if he could make me look like you and he said he could stitch a dissected pig foetus to my face but that he used the last one in a student training session yesterday.
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Postby sloopjohnc » 18 Sep 2018, 21:54

Wally Bingbang wrote:
sloopjohnc wrote:
Wally Bingbang wrote:Getting some good ol' fashioned kitchen table surgery done on Sunday. I've been walking around with a cyst the size of a blueberry on the top of my head for the better part of 15 years, and my surgeon brother-in-law is going to get rid of it while we're at my in-laws' house on Sunday. I'm a bit nervous, but also kind of excited! I just hope I don't bleed all over the place.


Maybe he can do a whole facial reconstruction while he's at it.

I mean, he's going to have his pocket knife and some rubbing alcohol out anyway.


I showed him your picture and asked if he could make me look like you and he said he could stitch a dissected pig foetus to my face but that he used the last one in a student training session yesterday.


:lol:

Ooooooh, good one.

I hate to tell you, but I doubt people would notice the difference. And if they did, they'd probably ask if I did anything to my hair.

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Postby Wally Bingbang » 18 Sep 2018, 22:42

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Postby Count Machuki » 19 Sep 2018, 03:18

Wally Bingbang wrote:Getting some good ol' fashioned kitchen table surgery done on Sunday. I've been walking around with a cyst the size of a blueberry on the top of my head for the better part of 15 years, and my surgeon brother-in-law is going to get rid of it while we're at my in-laws' house on Sunday. I'm a bit nervous, but also kind of excited! I just hope I don't bleed all over the place.


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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby souphound » 19 Sep 2018, 16:53

Wally Bingbang wrote:Getting some good ol' fashioned kitchen table surgery done on Sunday. I've been walking around with a cyst the size of a blueberry on the top of my head for the better part of 15 years, and my surgeon brother-in-law is going to get rid of it while we're at my in-laws' house on Sunday. I'm a bit nervous, but also kind of excited! I just hope I don't bleed all over the place.


Good luck. One bit of advice (given to me by the surgeon who removed a thing from my temple last year, but a bit late): Try not to drink alcohol the night before, or the day of, to help limit the bleeding.
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Postby sloopjohnc » 19 Sep 2018, 17:12

On Sunday, we went over to visit the kids' grandmother to have lunch to celebrate my son's birthday.

I drove with my ex, my daughter, and my son.

Every once in a while on family trips, the kids will start discussing who's funnier, mom or dad, like they did on the way home. My ex hates this because she thinks she's way funnier than me. I don't care, but I like to try and see my ex defend herself and get more miffed when the kids say I'm funnier. You'd think she thinks she's Julia Louis-Dreyfus the way she kicks up a fuss defending her sense of humor.

My daughter tried to be a peacemaker by saying that mom was more accidentally funny than dad.

This didn't help at all.

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Postby sloopjohnc » 20 Sep 2018, 16:54

Last night, I was chewing gum on way home from work and a molar crown fell out. I called and they can't see me until Monday.

This morning, I stumbled waking up and I landed right on my glasses and broke the frames. I have a spare, and these are inconveniences, but they're inconveniences that will cost me dough.

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Postby Jumper K » 20 Sep 2018, 19:41

sloopjohnc wrote:Last night, I was chewing gum on way home from work and a molar crown fell out. I called and they can't see me until Monday.

This morning, I stumbled waking up and I landed right on my glasses and broke the frames. I have a spare, and these are inconveniences, but they're inconveniences that will cost me dough.

Senility is a bastard, eh Sloop?

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Postby sloopjohnc » 20 Sep 2018, 22:15

Jumper K wrote:
sloopjohnc wrote:Last night, I was chewing gum on way home from work and a molar crown fell out. I called and they can't see me until Monday.

This morning, I stumbled waking up and I landed right on my glasses and broke the frames. I have a spare, and these are inconveniences, but they're inconveniences that will cost me dough.

Senility is a bastard, eh Sloop?


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