wednesday bronze clarions awake, and faintly bruit, where long ago a giant battle was

'ning

slightly cooler start, sunny

ride off aftereffects of last night's bubbly outing, cafes, wfh, bask
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
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  • tlw1
    tlw1 Posts: 21,934
    Early hound walk and scheduled run. WFH with the return of the catering staff.
  • ballysmate
    ballysmate Posts: 15,921
    Bike ride and loafing is the order of the day.
    Got to get a man out to see to the burglar alarm. Went off last night due to power disruption, but would not reset. Had to remove the fuse and disconnect battery backup. Bet neighbours were happy. Shrug.
    Got to chase up the oncology department to sort out admin error. I got a form for some blood tests through. Right blood tests, wrong patient's details on the form. I assume someone else has received a form for their tests but with my name on it. My test is routine but theirs could be more serious. Besides, we could both do without incorrect medical histories.
    Admin bods eh?
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,690
    edited June 2021
    Tricky brought home a nice strand of some sort of lurgy on Friday which I thought I had avoided. Add Covid jab '2 and i'm coughing like a bstrd with sore throat and no paraffin to gargle.

    GP's prescription online ordering service failed. Got to Chemist and they hadn't received anything...
    'It's the company who runs the software'.

    ...and it's raining.

    Herendeth mid week whinge.

    Any news Spinner?
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,214
    @ballysmate just bribe the neighbours with alcohol and they'll be fine about it.
    @pinno you'll probably find the problem is that someone somewhere hasn't clicked "ok" Our GP's digital prescription thing isn't very good either.

    WFG, may need suncream
    Dealing with BS
    WFH
    Maybe gym later
  • Wheelspinner
    Wheelspinner Posts: 6,593
    pinno said:

    Tricky brought home a nice strand of some sort of lurgy on Friday which I thought I had avoided. Add Covid jab '2 and i'm coughing like a bstrd with sore throat and no paraffin to gargle.

    GP's prescription online ordering service failed. Got to Chemist and they hadn't received anything...
    'It's the company who runs the software'.

    ...and it's raining.

    Herendeth mid week whinge.

    Any news Spinner?

    Yes. Call from specialist this morning to confirm the diagnosis of a brain/spinal tumour from MRI.

    Surgeon is “cautiously positive” he knows what it is, and hopeful for outcome given he has zero symptoms they’d normally expect.

    Booked for next Wednesday.

    Phark. ☹️
    Open One+ BMC TE29 Seven 622SL On One Scandal Cervelo RS
  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,493

    Awful news WS 😔
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,214
    Hope it goes ok spinner.
    Cautiously positive sounds as good as it can be.
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    Ah ffs.

    Really sorry WS - best wishes from here.
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • homers_double
    homers_double Posts: 8,108
    And there's me thinking waking up to stomach cramps after swallowing some lake water was bad, that's paled into insignificance.

    Best of luck to you both WS.

    Sunny day here, will be out on the bike after work followed by a shortish run in the morning.
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • veronese68
    veronese68 Posts: 27,510
    Morning folks,
    wfh today so a little more relaxed than yesterday, still dealing with too many idiots. Lad should be turning up at some point having sorted himself a room down south, somewhere in Portsmouth as a compromise apparently. No doubt I will end up helping move stuff at some point. Not much else going on, looks nice out so might try and get some air at lunchtime.


    Surgeon is “cautiously positive” he knows what it is, and hopeful for outcome given he has zero symptoms they’d normally expect.

    Clinging on to this bit for you Spinner, wishing you both all the best. I suspect it will be a very long week for you.
  • elbowloh
    elbowloh Posts: 7,078
    F@#k Wheelspinner. That's shit, although, as others have said, the specialist being cautiously positive is a good sign.

    Thoughts with you both.
    Felt F1 2014
    Felt Z6 2012
    Red Arthur Caygill steel frame
    Tall....
    www.seewildlife.co.uk
  • hopkinb
    hopkinb Posts: 7,129
    Oh 'spinner - that's terrible - hang on to the "cautiously positive". I know it seems trite from someone on a silly corner of a bike forum, but thinking of you & your partner and hoping for the best.
  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,214
    Why are insurance companies such hard work?
    Is my car still insured with you - why can't they give me a yes/no :neutral:
  • hopkinb
    hopkinb Posts: 7,129
    SG's thread title sent me off to google again, as it often does. Keats, it would seem. Poetry is something I feel I should like more than I do, and I can appreciate how it showcases language to express all aspects of the human condition. But I never read it.

    Further on in the passage that sg quotes is rather lovely.

    "But there are richer entanglements, enthralments far more self-destroying, leading, by degrees, to the chief intensity: the crown of these is made of love and friendship, and sits high upon the forehead of humanity."

    Beautiful day outside, shame I'm inside looking out at it.
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    I'm close to going looney tunes with a pick axe handle here if that helps anyone.

    #imbeciles
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,690
    MattFalle said:

    I'm close to going looney tunes with a pick axe handle here if that helps anyone.

    #imbeciles

    An ACME pick axe handle?
    Don't - you end up on the receiving end of them - i've seen it.
    And don't get one of those road stop thingies and don't try the dynamite pills and don't saw off the end of a cliff and don't buy the ACME rocket sledge kit.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • hopkinb
    hopkinb Posts: 7,129
    pinno said:

    MattFalle said:

    I'm close to going looney tunes with a pick axe handle here if that helps anyone.

    #imbeciles

    An ACME pick axe handle?
    Don't - you end up on the receiving end of them - i've seen it.
    And don't get one of those road stop thingies and don't try the dynamite pills and don't saw off the end of a cliff and don't buy the ACME rocket sledge kit.
    Don't run into a tunnel entrance that you have painted onto a mountainside either, roadrunner can run through it, you can't and will get a big comedy bump on your head.

    Road runner = best cartoon evah.

    Tom & Jerry = second.
  • ballysmate
    ballysmate Posts: 15,921
    #Bugs Bunny and Tom & Jerry vie for top spot.
  • ballysmate
    ballysmate Posts: 15,921
    Awful news Spinner.
    Hoping for the best.
  • johngti
    johngti Posts: 2,508
    Everything crossed WS. “Cautiously positive” is the thing to grab on to, as I’m sure you have. Oncologists tend to be neutral at best so this is a good thing to hear. Hope you’re both coping (stupid thing to say - it’s the sentiment that’s intended!)
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    pinno said:

    MattFalle said:

    I'm close to going looney tunes with a pick axe handle here if that helps anyone.

    #imbeciles

    An ACME pick axe handle?
    Don't - you end up on the receiving end of them - i've seen it.
    And don't get one of those road stop thingies and don't try the dynamite pills and don't saw off the end of a cliff and don't buy the ACME rocket sledge kit.
    I've ordered an ACME 50 cal.

    lets see how that goes for thefuckers
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,493
    MattFalle said:

    pinno said:

    MattFalle said:

    I'm close to going looney tunes with a pick axe handle here if that helps anyone.

    #imbeciles

    An ACME pick axe handle?
    Don't - you end up on the receiving end of them - i've seen it.
    And don't get one of those road stop thingies and don't try the dynamite pills and don't saw off the end of a cliff and don't buy the ACME rocket sledge kit.
    I've ordered an ACME 50 cal.

    lets see how that goes for thefuckers
    Meep Meep!
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • veronese68
    veronese68 Posts: 27,510
    hopkinb said:

    pinno said:

    MattFalle said:

    I'm close to going looney tunes with a pick axe handle here if that helps anyone.

    #imbeciles

    An ACME pick axe handle?
    Don't - you end up on the receiving end of them - i've seen it.
    And don't get one of those road stop thingies and don't try the dynamite pills and don't saw off the end of a cliff and don't buy the ACME rocket sledge kit.
    Don't run into a tunnel entrance that you have painted onto a mountainside either, roadrunner can run through it, you can't and will get a big comedy bump on your head.

    Road runner = best cartoon evah.

    Tom & Jerry = second.
    Of more modern USAnian cartoons the kids used to watch, so not that modern, Phineas & Ferb was cool. They even had a pet platypus that lived a double life as a secret agent and had his own theme tune.
  • Wheelspinner
    Wheelspinner Posts: 6,593
    Thank you Internet Forum People! Your wishes are very much appreciated.

    Am swinging between “quite unnerved” and “f^cking terrified” at the moment. Picked a lousy time to quit drinking too. But we’re going out to a loooooong lunch tomorrow with old and dear friends which will help immensely.

    Open One+ BMC TE29 Seven 622SL On One Scandal Cervelo RS
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,690
    edited June 2021
    MattFalle said:

    pinno said:

    MattFalle said:

    I'm close to going looney tunes with a pick axe handle here if that helps anyone.

    #imbeciles

    An ACME pick axe handle?
    Don't - you end up on the receiving end of them - i've seen it.
    And don't get one of those road stop thingies and don't try the dynamite pills and don't saw off the end of a cliff and don't buy the ACME rocket sledge kit.
    I've ordered an ACME 50 cal.

    lets see how that goes for thefuckers
    The gun will propel you backwards into a rock, you'll see stars and the bullets will stay still.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jTHNBKjMBU
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,690
    ...and remember to chuck the grenade, not the pin.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    pinno said:

    ...and remember to chuck the grenade, not the pin.

    you may joke, but i've seen it before.

    we all ran away very, very fast.
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    pinno said:

    MattFalle said:

    pinno said:

    MattFalle said:

    I'm close to going looney tunes with a pick axe handle here if that helps anyone.

    #imbeciles

    An ACME pick axe handle?
    Don't - you end up on the receiving end of them - i've seen it.
    And don't get one of those road stop thingies and don't try the dynamite pills and don't saw off the end of a cliff and don't buy the ACME rocket sledge kit.
    I've ordered an ACME 50 cal.

    lets see how that goes for thefuckers
    The gun will propel you backwards into a rock, you'll see stars and the bullets will stay still.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jTHNBKjMBU
    that would be mega. i'd very happily pay someone else's tax money to see that.
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • tlw1
    tlw1 Posts: 21,934

    Thank you Internet Forum People! Your wishes are very much appreciated.

    Am swinging between “quite unnerved” and “f^cking terrified” at the moment. Picked a lousy time to quit drinking too. But we’re going out to a loooooong lunch tomorrow with old and dear friends which will help immensely.

    Control the controllables, I.e. start drinking again

    Shoot news, hoping for the best for you both
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    Right bod, I need you to do a 20 minute lesson. Use p/point.

    Bod sends MF the lesson.

    MF reviews lesson. 158 slides.

    fuckmylife.
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.