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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Hugh » 09 May 2018, 08:06

Minnie the Minx wrote:We bought our first house together today. We are sat in the backyard now with a bottle of champagne grinning like schoolkids :)


Brilliant! Congratulations. Photos soon, I hope.

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Postby NMB » 09 May 2018, 10:27

Hugh wrote:
Minnie the Minx wrote:We bought our first house together today. We are sat in the backyard now with a bottle of champagne grinning like schoolkids :)


Brilliant! Congratulations. Photos soon, I hope.


And invitations. Owning your own home is wonderful, even if you do spend every spare minute on decorating and maintenance.
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Postby NMB » 09 May 2018, 10:29

Oh and a house isn't a home without a cat or six.
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Postby Nuts » 09 May 2018, 11:48

We have a new dog which I would post a picture of but I stupidly can't remember how to put photos on here!!
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Postby Minnie Cheddars » 09 May 2018, 15:31

NMB wrote:Oh and a house isn't a home without a cat or six.


I want 60!
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Postby Fonz » 09 May 2018, 16:31

Minnie the Minx wrote:We bought our first house together today. We are sat in the backyard now with a bottle of champagne grinning like schoolkids :)


But, is it a yard, or is it a garden?
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Postby sloopjohnc » 09 May 2018, 16:57

Minnie the Minx wrote:We bought our first house together today. We are sat in the backyard now with a bottle of champagne grinning like schoolkids :)


Good for you.

Pictures?
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Postby sloopjohnc » 09 May 2018, 16:58

My son has been getting into cooking. Last night, he made a banana bread cake that I took into work.

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Postby WG Kaspar » 09 May 2018, 19:17

Minnie the Minx wrote:We bought our first house together today. We are sat in the backyard now with a bottle of champagne grinning like schoolkids :)

That is absolutely fantastic news! Congrats!
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Postby Belle Lettre » 09 May 2018, 19:19

Great stuff x
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Postby jimboo » 09 May 2018, 20:16

I picked a female blackbird off the road today , I thought it was dead but I could see its head duck as cars passed over it , not a mark on it. I hoped it was stunned , I could feel it's heartbeat.

I knew it was close to death so I held it in my hands. I didn't want it to die alone on the road. It's head slowly flopped to one side and it was gone.

Silly , but I just couldn't leave it there.
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Postby sloopjohnc » 09 May 2018, 21:06

Nuts wrote:We have a new dog which I would post a picture of but I stupidly can't remember how to put photos on here!!


Maybe your dog knows.
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Postby sloopjohnc » 09 May 2018, 21:07

jimboo wrote:I picked a female blackbird off the road today , I thought it was dead but I could see its head duck as cars passed over it , not a mark on it. I hoped it was stunned , I could feel it's heartbeat.

I knew it was close to death so I held it in my hands. I didn't want it to die alone on the road. It's head slowly flopped to one side and it was gone.

Silly , but I just couldn't leave it there.


that's sad.
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Postby Minnie Cheddars » 09 May 2018, 21:45

jimboo wrote:I picked a female blackbird off the road today , I thought it was dead but I could see its head duck as cars passed over it , not a mark on it. I hoped it was stunned , I could feel it's heartbeat.

I knew it was close to death so I held it in my hands. I didn't want it to die alone on the road. It's head slowly flopped to one side and it was gone.

Silly , but I just couldn't leave it there.


Good for you. Roadkill is the most depressing thing I can think of, and here in Texas we are surrounded by it. I always stop and check wherever it isn't life threatening for me to do so, and move animals to a bin or the side of the road so that other animals don't die trying to get to the carcass and really, just so that the animals have some dignity. Watching a squirrel getting smeared up and down the road with nobody stopping is fucking awful.

And good for you for checking. We have a fantastic wildlife rescue centre here, and they take anything, and I mean ANYTHING that you find. Some of the things I've taken:

A squirrel that I saw get knocked over when I was out running. I brought it home as it was dying and it was 100 degrees outside. I put it in a cool box and a couple of hours later, it was still alive. The fucker had blood coming from its arse and ears. But it was alive. The rescue centre rehabilitated it for nine months and set it free in a garden at one of their volunteer's houses where it went on to live a happy life.

A tiny possum baby that had been ejected from it's dead mother's pouch in front of our house. All the other babies were dead except for this one tiny one, the size of my little finger. It was wriggling in the road. It's a miracle it didn't get run over. The rehab centre took it in and it went on to live a happy life.

A dead possum with all its babies still attached to its nipples. Given that they are nocturnal and we found it in a rainy road at 10am, people must have been driving round it and ignoring it for hours. It had several live babies still suckling. We took mum and babies still attached to the rehab centre. Guess what - they all went on to live a happy life.

The most recent story was just a couple of weeks ago. We were out househunting and drove past something moving in the road. I got out to find a rat with its head in a trap. Nearby, a guy was sat in his garage watching me. I felt certain that he had thrown it out of his garage. It was squealing and trying to get out. We keep a box with blankets in the car for situations just like this. I put it in the box and we took it to the woods to see if it was well enough to release. I unclamped the trap and the rat, with one eye half lolling out and crushed teeth ran up my arm towards my face and made a leap for freedom, but landed on the ground and ran around in a circle squealing. We knew it wouldn't last in the wild so we took it to the rehab centre. I was in touch with them last week and yes - guess what - it's got a wonky neck, but it's sat happily in a cage eating tons of snacks and generally thinking itself lucky.

Some of our trips out of town are heartbreaking - deer almost broken in half, armadillos, raccoons, possums, cats, skunks, and even dogs (lots of dogs actually - one ran out into the motorway one christmas and I know the car behind us probably hit it). It completely warms my heart to know that there are people just cheerfully fixing wounded wildlife and asking for no money in return. God knows by the time I leave Texas I will have delivered them an arkful.
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Postby harvey k-tel » 10 May 2018, 15:44

This morning as I was in the shower I got it into my head that I was pretty certain that the auction house I work for doesn't have any social media branding on any of its print media. We regularly print catalogues and flyers for upcoming sales and must hand out thousands of these things annually and sure enough, when I got into the office I had a look at a few random flyers and there were no instagram, facebook, twitter, etc. addresses on any of them, so I sent out a message to the whole office mentioning this and asking if it wouldn't be a good idea to start including such info on future print runs. The director of communications and marketing responded by saying "Great idea, John!". The fucking DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING had never considered it before. Jesus christ.
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Postby sloopjohnc » 10 May 2018, 17:51

Harvey K-Tel wrote:This morning as I was in the shower I got it into my head that I was pretty certain that the auction house I work for doesn't have any social media branding on any of its print media. We regularly print catalogues and flyers for upcoming sales and must hand out thousands of these things annually and sure enough, when I got into the office I had a look at a few random flyers and there were no instagram, facebook, twitter, etc. addresses on any of them, so I sent out a message to the whole office mentioning this and asking if it wouldn't be a good idea to start including such info on future print runs. The director of communications and marketing responded by saying "Great idea, John!". The fucking DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING had never considered it before. Jesus christ.


He or she should be fired. I'm not kidding.

You do know you can even target market with social media platforms? Not only is just about putting up a page or something, but there are advertising options for most. And remember, never pay the going rate. Negotiate - make 'em think you're running a long campaign even if you may not. You'll get a lower frequency price.

And I'd consider LinkedIn too even if it's a mainly B2B platform. Corporations sometimes spend on that shit.
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Postby Count Machuki » 10 May 2018, 18:04

sloopjohnc wrote:
He or she should be fired. I'm not kidding.


Absolutely.

btw...have you all considered the Awesome Power of Telemarketing? No? Ah, right. I'll show myself out.
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Postby harvey k-tel » 10 May 2018, 18:15

She is the owner's wife. I doubt she's going to get fired. I do often ask myself what exactly it is that she does here, because it certainly isn't apparent.
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Postby sloopjohnc » 10 May 2018, 19:15

Harvey K-Tel wrote:She is the owner's wife. I doubt she's going to get fired. I do often ask myself what exactly it is that she does here, because it certainly isn't apparent.


I have to say that happens a lot in marketing departments. It doesn't get the most respect. And everyone is a backseat driver when it comes to marketing.

When I took the marketing manager job at a company a few years back, I was told I'd get the owner's wife as my graphic designer. She was a quick learner and had pretty good feel and skills, but it was a lot of teaching on commercial graphic design principles for the first year or so.

She was Asian too, Chinese to be specific - and some of the graphic design used for marketing there is much different than in the US. Here, simpler is better, where over there, graphic design is a lot busier and more ornate.

Do you want to do the social media? It isn't very hard if you have common sense - you want to show pictures and build engagement. The hardest part is figuring out the platforms. I also think a YouTube channel would be good. You can use their servers and just use the code to embed on your site or share to social platforms.

We do ours with an i-phone and I hire folks from Upwork to polish 'em up. It costs $250 to $500 per video for production.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby harvey k-tel » 10 May 2018, 19:33

sloopjohnc wrote:
Do you want to do the social media?


Nope!
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