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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 05 Mar 2018, 00:47
by Six String
Dear!!??

Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 05 Mar 2018, 02:17
by Charlie O.
Six String wrote:Dear!!??

I was suspicious, too.

Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 05 Mar 2018, 04:10
by trans-chigley express
Minnie the Minx wrote:
Part of this has to do with the significance the ownership of a house has in our lives. We met in 2010, and our lives flipped around. I abandoned (with no regrets despite how emotive the word "abandoned" sounds) everything I had to move to the US so we could have a life together. 90% of my things, a great career, and we've spent the best part of a decade trying to get back to some kind of stable springboard once we paid off a shitload of stuff that moving here racked up. At one point things were so shitty I contemplated selling my Mum's wedding ring and moving back to the UK to do some shift work just for a few months, we were so bloody desperate. Love conquers all and all that, but we came close to the wire a few times when I had next to no income. We have not done anything to decorate anywhere we have rented or make it "ours" as we always had the feeling that we would soon be moved on. Neither of us covet anything of any value or are interested in flash fucking cars or nice TVs or granite kitchens. We just want our own house that we can dick about with in any way we see fit and a place where we will wake up in the morning and know that the landlord isn't going to move us on. We want our own spot. We're so ready for it. After nearly ten years we are just looking forward for somewhere to really call our own.


I can relate to those sentiments, been through all those things myself (swap US for Hong Kong) and came out the other end with pretty much what we aimed for. It's just a matter of time for you.

Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 05 Mar 2018, 14:04
by Dr Markus
Only in Eire can you have St Paddys day on a Saturday but still get the Monday off so it can be "observed".

Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 06 Mar 2018, 16:19
by Dr Markus
After today, off until Monday. Too much drinking to be done.

Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 07 Mar 2018, 01:17
by Stille Baron
People who have read the American political threads over the past 15 years may remembered my warnings about George P Bush: son of Jeb, telegenic George Bush with brown skin, UT Law Grad. Well he’s served his first term as Texas Land Commissioner, a statewide elected position, and he hasn’t exactly covered himself in glory. He’s up for election tonight ... we’ll see what happens.

Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 07 Mar 2018, 04:26
by Hightea
Got my power back on after 4 days just in time for tomorrows 12-18 inches of snow. Mother nature bring it I'm off to the Grand Cayman next Thursday!!

Did squeeze in Andrew Bird:
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 07 Mar 2018, 13:53
by Stille Baron
Very Stable Baron wrote:People who have read the American political threads over the past 15 years may remembered my warnings about George P Bush: son of Jeb, telegenic George Bush with brown skin, UT Law Grad. Well he’s served his first term as Texas Land Commissioner, a statewide elected position, and he hasn’t exactly covered himself in glory. He’s up for election tonight ... we’ll see what happens.


Never mind, he won.
:lol:
But he has looked particularly hapless ...

Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 07 Mar 2018, 14:27
by Belle Lettre
Damn!

Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 07 Mar 2018, 17:31
by harvey k-tel
I was driving my son to school this morning, and he said "you're a dummy." I replied, "you're the dummy, smartass."


Come back, Sloop!

Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 07 Mar 2018, 20:53
by Dr Markus
Drinking the night before and only getting 5 hours sleep is not good prep for circuit training. Proper fucked I tell thee.

Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 09 Mar 2018, 13:16
by Rayge
So (hi Minnie!) over the last few years, I've increasingly fallen into a sleep pattern where I doze off in front of the TV well before midnight, then wake up in the early hours, take Scrap out for an empty, maybe do the washing up or watch the end of the TV program that sent me to sleep, then go to bed around three or four, get up around 9 am (retired person's privilege).
This happened last night. This morning at around 8.30 I was woken up by a phone call. I picked it up, said hello, listened to some background office chat for about ten seconds, then someone with a heavy south Asian accent cheerfully introduced himself as 'Peter' and started burbling something about Windows. This is the third call I've had in the past two days from this particular bunch of cold-callers in Leighton Buzzard, and I'm afraid I mislaid my politeness under the bedcovers somewhere and I told Peter that wasn't his name, that I've never been near a Microsoft product in my life, and that he should remove himself from my consciousness and ponder his mortality, only in a more colourful, intensified way, possibly comparing him to external genitalia
Been feeling a little guilty and very fed up ever since, although I suspect the latter is more to do with being yanked out of deep sleep than anything else.

Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 09 Mar 2018, 13:49
by harvey k-tel
You're going to hell, Ray.

Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 09 Mar 2018, 14:19
by Samoan
I never bother with talk, don't even slam the handset down, I just place it beside the phone and wander off...

Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 09 Mar 2018, 14:42
by Nuts
My response (I'm usually sat in front of my computer working, as usual) is to crank itunes up to a deafening level, find a suitable piece of music (Captain Beefheart Ah Feel Like Ahcid is a good one to really confuse the caller - or Discharge The Possibility Of Life's Destruction to blow the top of their head off) and then position the phone right next to the speaker. This nearly always works but I did have a caller recently who continued rabbiting away through the onslaught. Otherwise, just let them witter on and then ask them to hold on as there is someone at the door, and leave the call for ten minutes.

Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 10 Mar 2018, 17:00
by Toby
I installed a landline for my wife to use as her mobile reception is terrible where we are.

We have never given out our number (and I don't even know it) but we still get cold calls. It is infuriating. I usually say "HELLO GOODBYE" and that's it.

Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 10 Mar 2018, 17:25
by Count Machuki
FUCKING TELEMARKETERS!!! WHY MUST THEY DESTROY OUR LIVES?!?!?

Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 10 Mar 2018, 17:29
by Rayge
Where is sloop, that we may blame him for this?

Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 10 Mar 2018, 17:31
by Count Machuki
You can blame me, if you want. While you're at it, would you care to contribute to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra?

edit: $1,500 in today on just 16 hours of calling...not too bad. Not too sure how many lives we've ruined by making telephones ring; that's always a hard stat to track.

Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 12 Mar 2018, 17:44
by harvey k-tel
We use a code for keeping track of clients that begins with their initials, followed by a randomly assigned number and today I've been photographing a wine collection belonging to client MW258. Sometimes when I'm photographing wine I like to find out the client's name and address and look them up on streetview to see how fabulously wealthy they are. Anyway, the MW in MW258 stands for Mike Watt! It's not THE Mike Watt, though, unless he's relocated from San Pedro to a leafy Toronto suburb.