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EDDNHopper 21st Feb 2016 10:24

wf, hehe :)


What a way to spend a Sunday!!
No 'ordinary' shops open on Sundays in Germany. Only petrol stations and shops selling travel-related products at train stations and airports.

The SSK 21st Feb 2016 11:08

Only things open here are the bakers' and some farm shops.

Plus half the shops in town are closed on Mondays, as are the banks. Worst, though, is the French habit of shutting up shop between 12 and 2 every day.

redsnail 21st Feb 2016 11:13

Howdy all. The big fella is out and about doing battle with the breeze. I'm home. :E

G-CPTN 21st Feb 2016 16:01

I've just discovered that my freezer has been 'off' (for some time according to the condition of the contents).
Thursday morning (early) is bin day, so I've decided to leave it until Wednesday to sort out.

Oh joy!

meadowrun 21st Feb 2016 17:39

Who was the idiot who thought that "Lobster Mac & Cheese was an uplifting idea for the old favorite comfort food?


Any foole knows you need bacon.

The SSK 21st Feb 2016 18:32

A lobster mac without bacon is like a strawberry cheesecake without anchovies

Rwy in Sight 21st Feb 2016 21:50


Originally Posted by The SSK (Post 9274416)

As for buses, trains, waiting rooms etc, I either look out of the window at the passing scenery or chill out and surf the nether recesses of my brain, while I still have one.

Maybe the phrase from this site that mostly touched me in the last several months. I dare not use the internet browsing function of my smart phone when on board a train or a metro and I make sure I either look out, or stare to the ladies.

Thank you The SSK for changing the way I see the world, behave on public transport and in general I go around in my life.

EDDNHopper 21st Feb 2016 22:08


Maybe the phrase from this site that mostly touched me in the last several months.
Best proof that TRRABB is alive and well despite all the absentees and renegades we've seen in the past few months. :ok:

Mark XXVI is around the corner, mind you. ;)

The SSK 21st Feb 2016 22:13

Thanks RiS, it's not a philosophy but a mixture of big fat fingers and terrible eyesight. I could no more manipulate a smartphone or a tablet than I could a sewing machine.

Be careful how you stare to the ladies. Especially on the London Underground. Eye to eye contact is very impolite. Eye to leg contact is even worse.

Rwy in Sight 21st Feb 2016 22:28


Originally Posted by The SSK (Post 9277512)

Be careful how you stare to the ladies. Especially on the London Underground. Eye to eye contact is very impolite. Eye to leg contact is even worse.

I tend to look between the point you mention and thanks to some training I got from a house mate (during my time in Coventry University) I developed some solid skills on how to long in those vital parts of the female body (between legs and eyes).

Nervous SLF 22nd Feb 2016 00:18

Many many years ago I was told by a young lady that I was a much better person than my mate. Upon asking in what way I was told that when he looked at a young lady he seemed to be undressing her with his eyes and she and her female friends found that a bit uncomfortable. I laughed and confessed that I also undressed ladies with my eyes and I thought that all males did the same. :):) She then replied that I didn't look like I was and so I didn't make them feel uncomfortable. However the snag was he got many more females into bed than I managed :sad: :confused:


On an even more sad note than me and young ladies I have just heard that another mate has been diagnosed with "Guillain Barre Syndrome" :sad:

ExSp33db1rd 22nd Feb 2016 02:15

Recently in a local Two Dollar shop, I noticed packets of "iron on" fabric repair stuff in various colours, one of which was denim. Surely the most useless product being sold ? Everyone seems to want to tear holes in denim Jeans - the most stupid fashion fad ever, and have you seen the price of torn Jeans ? - does anyone ever try to repair tears in Jeans ?

crippen 22nd Feb 2016 06:02

Good for repairing holes in the pockets ;)

ExSp33db1rd 22nd Feb 2016 06:41


Good for repairing holes in the pockets
Plain white would do that - cheaper.

Pockets ? Doesn't everybody walk around with their iPhone glued to their right paw ?

Rwy in Sight 22nd Feb 2016 07:55


Originally Posted by Nervous SLF (Post 9277623)
Many many years ago I was told by a young lady that I was a much better person than my mate. Upon asking in what way I was told that when he looked at a young lady he seemed to be undressing her with his eyes and she and her female friends found that a bit uncomfortable. I laughed and confessed that I also undressed ladies with my eyes and I thought that all males did the same. :):) She then replied that I didn't look like I was and so I didn't make them feel uncomfortable. However the snag was he got many more females into bed than I managed :sad: :confused:


On an even more sad note than me and young ladies I have just heard that another mate has been diagnosed with "Guillain Barre Syndrome" :sad:

That's similar to my experience being nice and make ladies comfortable is rather a guarantee that one will be less successful with them.

Sorry to hear about your mate and the "Guillain Barre Syndrome"

handsfree 22nd Feb 2016 08:39

Top of the morning to you all.
Today is the anniversary in 1956 of the first football league match to be
played under floodlighting took place at Portsmouth.
The winners were Newcastle, beating Portsmouth 2-0.
Another first for Newcastle.

British Football's Floodlit Firsts - footysphere

A tad cloudy at present but forecast to be a bright, crispy day.

sitigeltfel 22nd Feb 2016 09:25


Originally Posted by handsfree (Post 9277856)
Today is the anniversary in 1956 of the first football league match to be
played under floodlighting took place at Portsmouth.

Today is also World Thinking Day




:ooh: ;)

lasernigel 22nd Feb 2016 15:34

Good morning all. Chilly today at 48F. Last week here for a bit. Back home a week tomorrow.:ok:

sitigeltfel 22nd Feb 2016 18:38

It has rained a couple of times today and has left a fine layer of creamy yellow dust on everything, especially the cars! :*

The SSK 22nd Feb 2016 21:24

Unless somebody leaps in, this will be p*st neuf mille neuf cent quatre-vingt dix-neuf? God how I struggle with French counting. Belgian was much easier.


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