Weekly Chat, Sunday November 11, 2012

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Weekly Chat, Sunday November 11, 2012

  • To fill up wrinkley clothes LOL

  • Back home after a morning trip to archives in city.  I saw Hilary!!! Well, actually I saw the motocade, a lot of blue & red flashing lights, cops on motorbikes, big white cars, big black cars, all rushing towards the airport as I sat on my bus. I'm sure she was in there somewhere behind the darkened glass.

    Friday Smiles (T-shirt messages)

    I've always been crazy, but it's kept me from going insane.

    My level of maturity changes depending on who I'm with.

    Yet despite the look on my face, you are still talking.

    Let's not complicate things with words or feelings.

    I know I'm efficient. Tell me I'm beautiful.

    I can’t wait to procrastinate.

    Did you eat a bowl of stupid for breakfast?
     
    You couldn’t handle me even if I came with instructions.

    Everything I say is fully substantiated by my own opinion.

    My imaginary friend thinks you have serious mental problems.

  • Quiet on here today. Got a lot of "to do" things done; OH and I took car in and then bought him new slippers and T-shirts on the way home then picked up Chinese to go for dinner - enough for two more dinners!

    OG: Have started my little article, but it's only a few hundred words so no biggie.

    AQ: Thanks for the smiles. 

    OH wants to go see new Bond movie (Skyfall), but I'm waiting for Lindybird's review.  We both want to see Daniel Day Lewis in Lincoln.  We had rain tonight; should be cloudy - good gardening weather! - tomorrow.

  • Good Morning, All:   Dull and damp (again) here.  Must admit it cleared up yesterday, and we had some lovely sunshine for a good part of the day.

    AQ:    Laughed a lot at your Friday Smiles!  Especially like the 1st one, and will be ordering a T shirt with it on, soon.   ;-)

    Annette:    Laughed a lot at your story of your awful journey:  as you say, not funny really at the time, but something you can look back on in years to come as a really memorable day!  I got totally lost a few years ago when on my own in the north of London area, went far too far to the East, and had to head for the signs which said "M25" , get on it and then come back along it to where I had started out, in order to find my way.  I was terrrified I would end up in a London airport or something!   Finally found my way to a friends house, after a good hours delay which included me in a lay-by studying a map and issuing a few swearywords.  Bet your article will be very readable. Pity we can't see it!

    georgeg:    Glad you had an enjoyable evening out.  Sounds as if they are taking good care of you at the NHS:  hope they can "sort you out" OK.

    OG:   Don't go doing to much, pace yourself whilst you still feel a bit tired from the trip.

    Didn't go to see "Skyfall" in the end as Friend rang up to say not well, so we were unable to go.  Sorry there will not be a review, Annette, unless we go next week to another town where its still showing.  Everyone I know who has been says its very good, and have read some reviews in the papers which say its the best Bond ever.  Took the opportunity to go out instead and look at cars for sale with my OH, when he came home from the golfing:  our old estate car looks like it will fail its MOT and we don't want to throw a lot of money at it, a bit like when the washing machine starts creaking, you have to weigh up the pros and cons.

    Must go and hose myself down, as Annette always says:  lots to do so that we can slob a bit at the weekend.

  • aquilareen

    To fill up wrinkley clothes LOL

    that just it, AQ!   Have to keep eating, to stop the wrinkles coming!!  Heard a good joke once about a child saying to its Grandma that her clothes needed ironing, when she saw her coming out of the bath.

  • Tories lost their deposit in Manchester Central. yesssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!

  • See that there's been a very low turnout at all 3 By Elections, Alan, and also expecting very low figures for this stupid voting on the Police Commissioners.  We did not vote as a protest about how silly it has all been:  with next to no information about the candidates, how can we possibly make an informed choice.  And it sounds as if there will just be more people to pay the salaries of, instead of more bobbies on the beat which is what everyone wants.  End of Rant!

  • Linda : We did vote in the PCC elections but only because I went out of my way to find out what each candidate stood for. You are right about the lack of information about the candidates and leafleting was non existant. Latest on Corby is a rumour that UKIP may be 2nd ahead of the Tories. We shall wait and see but Labour are counting 2 votes to 1 against the Tories so far.

  • Where is everybody?

    Rain last night so air incredibly fresh this morning.

    BrendaH: When my sis and I told her OH about our escapades re the A1, he did mention that several times in their area they'd closed down roads, etc., with minimal, if any, notice.

    Lindybird: I may go along with OH as he really wants to see Skyfall. Funny, he's typically found with his nose in a history book, so can't deny him a bit of vicarious zooming about. I'll take my earplugs; maybe my MP3 with NPR podcasts or a miner's lamp and crossword? We'll see....

    Going to hit the grocery stores this morning, then to the gym again. Call me compulsive.

  • Quiet on here the last few days, Annette...   We just got back from looking at more cars...  my OH lifts the bonnet and pokes around a bit. I stand at the side hoping I look as if I know what he's looking for.... I do know how engines work but would have no idea what to examine under the bonnet!

    Getting much colder here now, after a few mild days. Must do our last tidy up of the garden soon.

    Annette - you put me to shame, running round the shops & then the gym - hope those extra pounds soon drop off.

  • Lindybird

    See that there's been a very low turnout at all 3 By Elections, Alan, and also expecting very low figures for this stupid voting on the Police Commissioners.  We did not vote as a protest about how silly it has all been:  with next to no information about the candidates, how can we possibly make an informed choice.  And it sounds as if there will just be more people to pay the salaries of, instead of more bobbies on the beat which is what everyone wants.  End of Rant!

    I didn't vote either - I don't expect the person getting such a job to be attached to any political party and was taken aback when three of our four candidates were.

  • Just settling down to watch 'Children in Need' night on TV.  (fundraising for disadvantaged children, for those not in UK)

    I'm wearing my Pudsey Ears of course!  - and I have secretly made some special Pudsey Bear chocolates for us to eat later. Wonder what the big total raised will come to this year.

  • Clare, All of our candidates were attached to a political party, so I didn't vote either. I wanted to know who would be best for the job and nothing I read on their internet sites would make me employ them. I have never wasted my vote before.

  • Strangely enough, Brenda, I liked the way the woman from the Labour party came across but she was heavily backed by the unions and that seemed wrong for the position.

  • First time I have not voted, too - usually feel strongly that I should, given what women's suffrage went through in the past.