MORE random stuff about your day

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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby harvey k-tel » 21 Nov 2019, 18:33

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Conductor?

Good stuff, Count!
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Six String » 21 Nov 2019, 19:04

Last night at karaoke I sang Brand New Cadillac (Clash version), Live With Me (Stones) and Concrete Jungle (Marley).

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Postby Jimbo » 21 Nov 2019, 20:20

I watched this and applauded at the end.

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Postby Minnie the Minx » 21 Nov 2019, 20:50

I had a pretty classic hand wringing do-gooder moment the other weekend. I had taken all my tote bags to the supermarket - no plastic for me! I had put all the loose fruit and vegetables in piles (not in plastic bags - no plastic for me!) on the checkout and a large family were behind me. I had put all of my hippy cloth bags at the end so the packer could use them. I felt someone sneak in past me and then to my horror looked up to see a young girl, about 14, packing all my shopping into plastic bags. I was about to put up my hand and say "NO, STOP" when I looked a bit closer and saw that this girl had some developmental problems and was grinning at me as she helped, cheerfully shoving two bananas in one plastic bag, three potatoes in another. I turned to my left and saw the family all smiling and nodding at me, as if to say "isn't she a darling," and I couldn't even say "no, that's ok, I have HIPPY bags" as the family were not English speaking. What to do? I'll tell you what I was NOT going to do - and that's pull all the fruit out of a plastic bag and put it under this girl's nose and say "do you want a turtle to choke on this?" so I just let her pack all my shit into bags and then I paid with a smile and left, and she waved at me as I was leaving. I waved back.

Then I got home and shouted at all the bags as I emptied them.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Charlie O. » 21 Nov 2019, 21:32

Minnie the Minx wrote:Then I got home and shouted at all the bags as I emptied them.

And now you've probably ruined their whole day. It wasn't their fault!
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Count Machuki » 21 Nov 2019, 22:50

harvey k-tel wrote:Conductor?


Think I can get the violas to skank on 2 & 4?

Thanks, y'all
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Flower » 23 Nov 2019, 12:04

I have to randomly pick up smooth Jif peanut butter, coffee, paper towels and compostable bags.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Charlie O. » 23 Nov 2019, 19:17

Randomly?
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Flower » 23 Nov 2019, 19:25

Charlie O. wrote:Randomly?


Without a plan of action. I normally plot out my shopping and my shopping cart is very neat. Long ago, a friend went to the supermarket with me and called me a "Stepford Wife" .. :)
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Polishgirl » 24 Nov 2019, 00:17

That’s wonderful!
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Six String » 24 Nov 2019, 19:18

The farmer's market was bursting with choice today. Mandarn oranges, cinnamon persimmons, white pomegranates and looking out of place, strawberries from Santa Cruz. I picked up some golden beets and some scarlet red turnips to roast later this week. There were still tomatoes at the market as well but probably the last week for them.

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Postby Minnie the Minx » 24 Nov 2019, 19:56

Had a very weird experience at the Rufus Wainwright show in Austin last night. We were sat in the orchestra seats, with me right next to the aisle. To my left and two rows further down was this guy - I would say in his late sixties early seventies - and a woman about the same age. They both looked fairly standard show attenders, sort of wearing smart casual (him, turtleneck and cowboy boots her, grey bob and shoulder shawl, you know). The support band came on - they were really good actually - and I was watching these two as the man kept lifting up his finger to summon an usher. Whenever the usher went over, he would talk to them in their ear while pointing at various people in the orchestra pit - after every one of these conversations, the usher would go over to whoever he pointed at and tell them to stop filming/taking photos. The tickets had said strictly no photos and filming but the fucking hell did it have to do with him? People were filming without their phones being lit up so it wasn't distracting - this happened SIX times during their 35 minute set. Six! And it wasn't even as if whenever it happened, he turned to his lady friend and said "people eh" - he just kept staring forward at the stage as if he had ordered an execution but was now just going to have a snifter of port while it all went down.

I was fascinated by the dynamics of whatever was going on and just before the end of the first set, he summoned another usher to tell the people two rows behind him to be quiet (which is fair enough - but I was astonished that he didn't try telling them himself first, which seems the more friendly approach. Still, I had worked out his MO by this point so I wasn't terribly surprised.

But the really, really bizarre thing was this. When Rufus came on, there was a woman sat in front of this guy who was filming and taking photos almost throughout his whole set. I worked out that he probably couldn't see this as her body shielded it. However, Rufus then left the piano and went to play guitar so she changed her angle. What followed was extraordinary. You know in spy films or whatever when you see someone creeping up on someone with weapon in their hand and they say "don't move" or "drop it"or something. Well, this guy leaned forward and just whispered in this woman's ear and without looking down or round she just dropped her phone in her lap and folded her hands neatly across her lap. He leaned back and didn't move for the rest of the show except when he stood to applaud. What the hell did he say to her?? What could possibly be in his arsenal to shit her up so badly?

It was freaky as fuck!
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Minnie the Minx » 24 Nov 2019, 19:59

Six String wrote:The farmer's market was bursting with choice today. Mandarn oranges, cinnamon persimmons, white pomegranates and looking out of place, strawberries from Santa Cruz. I picked up some golden beets and some scarlet red turnips to roast later this week. There were still tomatoes at the market as well but probably the last week for them.


Mmmm roast beets.

I’ve just finished batch cooking. I was going to try and be productive but today’s weather is beyond sensational. We’re going to sit in the backyard shortly and write the day off with some booze.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Six String » 24 Nov 2019, 23:42

R and I are going to hear David Hidalgo (Los Lobos) perform with two of his sons at a local venue tonight. Apparently David Jr. plays drums in Social Distortion and his other son plays bass so I'm not sure if it's going to be a power trio scene or more eclectic. I'm hoping for the latter for R's sake.

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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Minnie the Minx » 26 Nov 2019, 01:36

Our neighbour’s peacock lost its mate the other day and is now wailing and crying all hours of the day and night. It’s breaking my heart! :(
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Six String » 26 Nov 2019, 17:59

Minnie the Minx wrote:Had a very weird experience at the Rufus Wainwright show in Austin last night. We were sat in the orchestra seats, with me right next to the aisle. To my left and two rows further down was this guy - I would say in his late sixties early seventies - and a woman about the same age. They both looked fairly standard show attenders, sort of wearing smart casual (him, turtleneck and cowboy boots her, grey bob and shoulder shawl, you know). The support band came on - they were really good actually - and I was watching these two as the man kept lifting up his finger to summon an usher. Whenever the usher went over, he would talk to them in their ear while pointing at various people in the orchestra pit - after every one of these conversations, the usher would go over to whoever he pointed at and tell them to stop filming/taking photos. The tickets had said strictly no photos and filming but the fucking hell did it have to do with him? People were filming without their phones being lit up so it wasn't distracting - this happened SIX times during their 35 minute set. Six! And it wasn't even as if whenever it happened, he turned to his lady friend and said "people eh" - he just kept staring forward at the stage as if he had ordered an execution but was now just going to have a snifter of port while it all went down.

I was fascinated by the dynamics of whatever was going on and just before the end of the first set, he summoned another usher to tell the people two rows behind him to be quiet (which is fair enough - but I was astonished that he didn't try telling them himself first, which seems the more friendly approach. Still, I had worked out his MO by this point so I wasn't terribly surprised.

But the really, really bizarre thing was this. When Rufus came on, there was a woman sat in front of this guy who was filming and taking photos almost throughout his whole set. I worked out that he probably couldn't see this as her body shielded it. However, Rufus then left the piano and went to play guitar so she changed her angle. What followed was extraordinary. You know in spy films or whatever when you see someone creeping up on someone with weapon in their hand and they say "don't move" or "drop it"or something. Well, this guy leaned forward and just whispered in this woman's ear and without looking down or round she just dropped her phone in her lap and folded her hands neatly across her lap. He leaned back and didn't move for the rest of the show except when he stood to applaud. What the hell did he say to her?? What could possibly be in his arsenal to shit her up so badly?

It was freaky as fuck!


Somehow I missed this post until now. That is pretty crazy though I hear about people attending concerts where people hold up phones throughout the show which is annoying as fuck. Fortunately I don't attend shows where that happens much. At the recent David Hidalgo show, which was superb, I only saw two people in my vicinity that pulled them out and one took a single photo and another recorded about thirty seconds worth of video and stopped.

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Postby harvey k-tel » 26 Nov 2019, 18:19

Someone with obvious mental problems has been dumping buckets of fecal matter over unsuspecting students at Toronto universities, usually in their libraries. There has just been a third victim. It's totally fucked up.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Count Machuki » 26 Nov 2019, 18:48

Yeah, that's really shitty.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Positive Passion » 26 Nov 2019, 19:15

harvey k-tel wrote:Someone with obvious mental problems has been dumping buckets of fecal matter over unsuspecting students at Toronto universities, usually in their libraries. There has just been a third victim. It's totally fucked up.


Surely this is the university's Medic Society initiation.

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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Six String » 26 Nov 2019, 22:52

I was sitting at my dining room table eating lunch and I heard sme rapid beeps comes ng from somewhere. It sounded like the survey meters I used at work to detect the presence of radiation so I was wondering wtf? It turns out it was my kitchen timer doing some freaky thing on its own. I just replaced the battery a few weeks ago so it shouldn't be that. :? It seems to have changed from clock to timer on its own. Weird.