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    • Indie Kid
    • By Indie Kid 6th Jan 14, 1:31 PM
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    Indie Kid
    Things that made you smile
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    • 6th Jan 14, 1:31 PM
    Things that made you smile 6th Jan 14 at 1:31 PM
    We have a what's irritating you thread, and I think we need a thread for things that have made us smile, etc.

    Me - well, we have a puppy who is now 8 months. I let her out this morning and was hoping to keep the door open for her to come in. But it was too windy. I was stood by the door waiting for her, expecting to see her come down the steps.

    I then heard a tap at the door. She'd come down the steps, which I hadn't seen and tapped to be let in. She also taps to go out.
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 22nd Aug 17, 3:24 PM
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    Pyxis
    Yey! You managed it!

    Where did you end up?


    You'll have to start an eclipse thread for your photos!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • colinw
    • By colinw 23rd Aug 17, 2:18 AM
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    colinw
    Yey! You managed it!

    Where did you end up?


    You'll have to start an eclipse thread for your photos!
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    I did in that tourist hotspot of Lexington, Nebraska

    This is a one with the wide lens....

    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 23rd Aug 17, 5:54 PM
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    DigForVictory
    S'beautiful!

    On a totally unrelated note, a son has deftly repaired a small rip along a seam of a loved T shirt. Feel very slightly smug that he chose to, found the kit, did the job & put the kit away all without prompting or fanfare.
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 23rd Aug 17, 6:31 PM
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    Pyxis
    S'beautiful!

    On a totally unrelated note, a son has deftly repaired a small rip along a seam of a loved T shirt. Feel very slightly smug that he chose to, found the kit, did the job & put the kit away all without prompting or fanfare.
    Originally posted by DigForVictory
    Good parenting!

    So glad you're not of the "oh, give it here, I'll do it" variety.

    I remember when I said to my son, "Right, from now on, if you want any clothes ironed, there's the iron and there's the ironing board. If you're happy to wear creased clothes, that's ok, too.
    And while we're at it, there's the sewing kit".




    In my defence, I loathed ironing, and I loathed sewing.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 24th Aug 17, 8:27 AM
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    I can take no credit - I'd not even noticed the rip.

    "Oh give it here?" as I'd shred it for rags, lovely absorbent cotton...

    "How I taught my sons to iron" is an old oft repeated tale I'll spare you, but a pinch of guile & a bucketload of judicious indolence were involved.
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 24th Aug 17, 8:43 AM
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    I had to smile at a woman getting out of her car this morning and complaining to her companion that she couldn't get parked nearer the entrance, her pal commented about how badly parked all the cars were with some even partially blocking the road.
    Where were they going? the slimmers weekly meeting at the church hall, I was still smiling as I walked through the empty car park 50 yards away
    Every man is innocent until proven broke.
    Cryin won't help you, prayin won't do you no good.

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    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 24th Aug 17, 1:22 PM
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    I've just found out the return I've got on 2 investments I made 6 years ago.

    I am gobsmacked

    Any doubts I had about giving up work due to financial issues have just been made null and void
    • quoia
    • By quoia 24th Aug 17, 6:23 PM
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    quoia
    I've just found out the return I've got on 2 investments I made 6 years ago.

    I am gobsmacked

    Any doubts I had about giving up work due to financial issues have just been made null and void
    Originally posted by joansgirl
    Read this several times and still unsure on which side of the fence you are.
    A wry smile of disappointment ?
    (Return is virtually non existent - doubt has gone because you know you've got to work till you drop)
    A smile of satisfaction?
    (You've "won the lottery" - you can give up work tomorrow)
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    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 24th Aug 17, 6:32 PM
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    joansgirl
    Read this several times and still unsure on which side of the fence you are.
    A wry smile of disappointment ?
    (Return is virtually non existent - doubt has gone because you know you've got to work till you drop)
    A smile of satisfaction?
    (You've "won the lottery" - you can give up work tomorrow)
    Originally posted by quoia

    It was indeed good news, the return far exceeded what I imagined it would be. It's not a fortune, far from it, but gives me a bit more of a cushion. And work....the end is in sight
    • quoia
    • By quoia 24th Aug 17, 6:35 PM
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    quoia

    It was indeed good news, the return far exceeded what I imagined it would be. It's not a fortune, far from it, but gives me a bit more of a cushion. And work....the end is in sight
    Originally posted by joansgirl
    I'm now smiling with you and for you
    There are 10 types of people in the world. ‹(•Ώ•)›
    ‹(•Ώ•)› Those that understand binary and those that do not!


    Veni, Vidi, VISA ! ................. I came, I saw, I PURCHASED
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    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 24th Aug 17, 6:36 PM
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    I'm now smiling with you and for you
    Originally posted by quoia
    Awww, thanks
    • thoragunnr
    • By thoragunnr 25th Aug 17, 7:59 PM
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    When my boyfriend told me to crouch down like a tiger and move my hands around on the grass... His family's cat then proceeded to run full speed at me... safe to say I stopped him in his tracks when I screeched. We were laughing our bottoms off.
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 25th Aug 17, 8:07 PM
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    When my boyfriend told me to crouch down like a tiger and move my hands around on the grass... His family's cat then proceeded to run full speed at me... safe to say I stopped him in his tracks when I screeched. We were laughing our bottoms off.
    Originally posted by thoragunnr
    Is that on YouTube?

    Link, please!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 26th Aug 17, 10:25 AM
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    Wizard of Id
    Every man is innocent until proven broke.
    Cryin won't help you, prayin won't do you no good.

    Walk 2000 3000 miles in 2017 - 2916.3
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    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 11th Sep 17, 10:06 AM
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    Hearing a few moments of Judi Dench promoting a film & charming John Humphreys. Sadly husband turned radio off & went to wake offspring. I dropped back off again.

    Hearing the front door slam & knowing all sons off to school.
    (That I'm hearing it from a sickbed with a rotten cold is one of those I will survive it things.)

    Found the brains of the lost fitness tracker, now lost the spare wrist strap, (previous one ripped.)

    Good to see IT support skills captured in the very young... Will grin as I lurch back to bed. Ah, flexi leave...
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 12th Sep 17, 8:55 PM
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    Wizard of Id
    Seeing drivers having to do a U-turn because the road is closed for works.
    No matter where they joined the road they would have driven past at least 3 signs telling them that the road ahead was closed and there was no exit.
    I saw a couple of cars and a bus last night going up and coming back down seconds later, tonight it was 3 cars and 2 vans doing the same thing, they even had to queue to get turned
    Every man is innocent until proven broke.
    Cryin won't help you, prayin won't do you no good.

    Walk 2000 3000 miles in 2017 - 2916.3
    This week 72.8
    • SamsReturn
    • By SamsReturn 12th Sep 17, 10:27 PM
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    I remember when I said to my son, "Right, from now on, if you want any clothes ironed, there's the iron and there's the ironing board. If you're happy to wear creased clothes, that's ok, too.
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Don't talk to me about ironing. I'm not having much luck at the moment. I bought a new one but there was a part missing and it wouldn't work. I went back to Argos and got no satisfaction what-so-ever. I said to the woman, ..... this isn't working properly, there's a part missing, She asked what part was missing, so i told her ........ a woman.
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 13th Sep 17, 7:14 PM
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    It took me a while, ages ago when I first joined MSE, to figure out how to scroll up to the top quickly on an iPad.


    Then for ages, I was wishing there was a scroll down function, especially on threads with loads of photos and memes and the like.

    Well, not long ago I found a way of doing just that!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    Founder Member: WIMPS ANONYMOUS
    • colinw
    • By colinw 13th Sep 17, 7:18 PM
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    colinw
    It took me a while, ages ago when I first joined MSE, to figure out how to scroll up to the top quickly on an iPad.


    Then for ages, I was wishing there was a scroll down function, especially on threads with loads of photos and memes and the like.

    Well, not long ago I found a way of doing just that!
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Spill the beans then
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 13th Sep 17, 7:31 PM
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    Pyxis
    Spill the beans then
    Originally posted by colinw
    What! Gasp! You mean you don't know?

    The Great Colinpanjandrum doesn't know?

    (Can't find the jaw-dropping emoticon! )





    Well, young fella-me-lad, what you do is, you click on the first Quick Reply icon you see, and that whizzes you straight down to the bottom of the page, in a flash!

    Then, of course, you don't do a quick reply!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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