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Old 24th Nov 2010, 21:11   #3401 (permalink)

 
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Larss, our kids watched the Blues Brothers 1st time age 6 and 8. Remained a no competition favourite for years; our last resort when everything else failed too.

Walking the bank of the Thames close to the tower, No2 age 7 goes "Mum LOOK! Elwood..." T were an orthodox jew.

JSL, ghastly story. The worst. Both the fcking waiters ruining the pre flight nap attempt and the no-book. Major symps.

Dutch friends presented me with early Bday pressie, to join Klara 1.
Who wouldnt want fiberglass goat?



0600 wake up for Kilimanjaro & Dar es salaam tomorrow.
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Old 24th Nov 2010, 21:15   #3402 (permalink)
 
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BBC News - Huge snow robot for Edinburgh city centre

OK Trabb peeps, what we need here is what is now known as a 'mashup'.

Bear with me here, first find a corporate sponsor
SP?? (with a message -optional/budget - essential), purchase
Disposal Services Authority

Decorate, arrive, and you have a marketing hambush...

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But why do you have to dry its bottom?
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Old 24th Nov 2010, 21:26   #3403 (permalink)
 
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Students!

It's 9:30 a.m. End of semester approaches. More students than usual using the computer rooms - trying to start assignments that they should have nearly finished by now.

There is a particular 'cool' orientation that must be adopted: feet up on a chair next to them, two packs of pre-packed sandwiches by their left hand (5.00), bottle of tap-water-by-another-name at their right (80p), iphone to the front (500.00), some kind of stereo on their head (?) or tune the PC to some music site and played loud, some kind of utube feed minimised on the taskbar (makes the network crawl so we all suffer). They hit the print button for anything (00.10 a sheet). They knock off for lunch at 3.50 a pop - and return with more portable refreshments.

They all leave as my evening part time 4.5 year BSc students arrive at 6:00pm. These part-time guys and girls have been at work all day and now have 3 hours of me and binary and subnet masks. They are greeted with industrial amounts of rubbish (it's not cool to use rubbish bins), half empty poncy 'Glacial' water bottles, footprints on their chairs and knackered printers.

Increase student fees? Yes please. And for anyone studying part time and holding down a job, mortgage, screaming kids, divorce pending etc NO FEES.

It makes me wicked.

Sorry, I'm doing a lot of rant lately.

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Old 24th Nov 2010, 21:31   #3404 (permalink)

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I don't know which bit to be angriest about, mustpost - that they've successfully spent money on this when the trams are such a dog's breakfast and everything else is being cut back, that they haven't looked at the weather forecast, or that the head of marketing apparently has "brilliant" is his chief adjective, to be used twice in two sentences.

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Old 24th Nov 2010, 21:31   #3405 (permalink)

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How many of them go on to become "professional students" never ever actually getting a degree?
Possibly if two years working at something related to the study was required before starting at Uni people might be a bit more dedicated to finishing the course.
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Old 24th Nov 2010, 21:32   #3406 (permalink)
 
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Firey, that is tempting! However I shall try Lasernige's suggestion first. I'll be off to the supermarche once I've woken up after an all night ashes session.

I have plenty of Aussies to bait, 3 bottles of half price Glenmorangie and and no need to do to anything tomorrow thanks to a wee bit of snow. BRING.IT.ON!
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Old 24th Nov 2010, 21:33   #3407 (permalink)
 
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Who wouldnt want fiberglass goat?
Company for your fiberglass Moo Cow Mamasan?
SWH very restless he does not like any of his pack being away
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Old 25th Nov 2010, 00:10   #3408 (permalink)
 
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Must get the hang of this retirement lark

Thursday November 18 Tornado from Durham Cathedral




Friday November 19th 71000 at Leekbrook




Sunday 21st November Alice leaves Blackpool for the first time since 1934, and was back on the Monday afternoon



You have already seen Tuesday's shots, so here's today's (24th) 44767 at 1,036 feet passing Ipstones



Snowy weather coming eh??? Must be able to do something with that - unless Lexxy gets on with it!!! (due yesterday - cap rolling practised long ago when Leo arrived)
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Old 25th Nov 2010, 00:25   #3409 (permalink)
 
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That-word-that-can't-be-mentioned-til-mid-December presents shopping....?



DONE!
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Old 25th Nov 2010, 00:35   #3410 (permalink)
 
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You're 2 weeks late compared to our household!
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Old 25th Nov 2010, 04:42   #3411 (permalink)
 
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I will lift up mine eye unto the hills from whence cometh my help........not to mention artic winds and lots of the white stuff that doth sore afflict ye of the north and east. Escaped it here for the present. Apart from the cold. -1C.

Had an unexpected trip up to Stalyvegas on a mercy mission to the aged mater who couldn't get her heating to work. 140 mile round trip and 4 hours of driving to turn a switch to on.
Beautiful trip though. Kinder and Bleak Low at their desolate best in the frost.

More classic photos from Mr TBird who seems to be coping with retirement quite well from what I can see.

Party Time in Cap'n Drapers neck of the woods ?

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Old 25th Nov 2010, 06:41   #3412 (permalink)
 
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Old 25th Nov 2010, 07:04   #3413 (permalink)
 
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Looked out the porthole this morning and uttered one word, Buggah!!
Looks pretty though.

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Old 25th Nov 2010, 07:08   #3414 (permalink)

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Good morning all. Cold here but not as cold as yesterday. No snow here.

On November 25th 1884 John B Meyenberg of St Louis patents evaporated milk

Army tea with plenty of sugar and evaporated milk, deffy gave you some energy on basic training, tho rumour had it, was laced with Bromide to keep yer mind on the Army and not women....didn't affect me!
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Old 25th Nov 2010, 07:17   #3415 (permalink)
 
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It were known as shaky milk at sea,or lechy evaporato, tother stuff was lechy condensaro,we lusted for fresh milk.
About to venture forth with SWH,I may be some time.
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Old 25th Nov 2010, 07:21   #3416 (permalink)
 
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Take some Woodbines or ready rubbed shag, and you ought to be fine Drapes. If you get stuck in a snow drift you can send smoke signals! Brown paper and mustard as insoles, and baked potatoes in the pockets of your duffel coat was the advice given by my Mum for cold weather, and she grew up in Canada where they know a thing or two about the cold!
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Old 25th Nov 2010, 07:38   #3417 (permalink)
 
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Nice photy of us from above,worrying to realize the only thing protecting us is that thin blue barrier, The English Channel.
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Old 25th Nov 2010, 07:40   #3418 (permalink)
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anyone studying part time and holding down a job, mortgage, screaming kids,
Ah yes! That'd be me. Took 5 years to finish it but one appreciates those things that one struggles to acquire. In fact, I'm thinking of doing it all over again, but with a different subject of course.

Three year old grandson had a brainwave moment last night. As his Mum got into the car she said "'Bye Dad!". On the way home, the litle boy piped up from his seat in the back.... "Is Grandad your Daddy?" One of those priceless moments of enlightenment...
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Old 25th Nov 2010, 07:42   #3419 (permalink)
 
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Here be some more pictures from above.
Incredible Pics from ISS by NASA astronaut Wheelock | triggerpit.com
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Old 25th Nov 2010, 07:44   #3420 (permalink)
 
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Love the aurora in that piccy, Mr. D.
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