tuesday using an old telephone magneto to get straight answers out of politicians

'ning

cafe stroll, early call with euro punter of gmc, cafe, wfh, laze
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
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  • tlw1
    tlw1 Posts: 21,858
    Looks like it’s going to be a rather wet walk with the hounds 😢

    WFH with lots to catch up on as I ended up taking most of yesterday off to help the tree surgeon - basically had an afternoon of strength and conditioning

    Later is hill repeats and pub avoidance
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    Ciao

    Back is tight - nothing I can't handle but this would put a clubbie in a wheelchair/bedbound screaming, pleading for painkillers.

    Just stuff today, really. May investigate those Exustar pedals more
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,394
    Parents evening tonight. Had a bad dream about meeting the boys teacher, apparently she’s very pretty but I don’t even care, not looking forward to it 😕
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,394
    I think I’ll lead with the bad dream to break the ice and soften her up.
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • tlw1
    tlw1 Posts: 21,858
    seanoconn said:

    Parents evening tonight. Had a bad dream about meeting the boys teacher, apparently she’s very pretty but I don’t even care, not looking forward to it 😕

    😂 when eldest first went to school his teacher was sooooo pretty and I always felt sorry for him as he never knew what he had
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,309
    edited October 2021
    MattFalle said:

    Ciao

    Back is tight - nothing I can't handle but this would put a clubbie in a wheelchair/bedbound screaming, pleading for painkillers.

    Just stuff today, really. May investigate those Exustar pedals more

    Yer back supposed to ache intit? That's what it for. It wouldn't be tight if you weren't all cramped up in an Aygo or hiding in some small space somewhere. This has to stop.
    Go and get Edwyn's top curry paste for all eventualities and rub some in and eat the rest.
    Then at least, you won't be adding constipation to the list.

    Exustar. That's like cheap Look pedals.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,309
    edited October 2021
    Did I say it was dull and wet here? I mean, it really is dull and wet but spooky mild.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,394
    pinno said:

    Did I say it was dull and wet here? I mean, it really is dull and wet but spooky mild.

    Same 600 miles south, with added wind.
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 58,399
    Damp and mild here too. Morning off to do move related stuff, seems to be never ending. Beats working I suppose
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • orraloon
    orraloon Posts: 12,666
    Another grey (plus windy) non work working day in The Shire. Possibly I will get the windows washed today before the rain starts... Better get harvesting ripe enough produce as well, outside plants getting battered. Shame: e.g I have one Sungold (not that one, check the spelling) tomato plant growing up against a tall tree stump which has been remarkable productive given it's outside exposed to the elephants.

    Should get a GP call back at some point re the ongoing painful joints; blood tests came back all normal, some good news at least. Just getting old? 🤔
  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,513
    orraloon said:

    Another grey (plus windy) non work working day in The Shire. Possibly I will get the windows washed today before the rain starts... Better get harvesting ripe enough produce as well, outside plants getting battered. Shame: e.g I have one Sungold (not that one, check the spelling) tomato plant growing up against a tall tree stump which has been remarkable productive given it's outside exposed to the elephants.

    Should get a GP call back at some point re the ongoing painful joints; blood tests came back all normal, some good news at least. Just getting old? 🤔

    elephants?

    very mild start, second cafe stroll underway
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • orraloon
    orraloon Posts: 12,666
    Elephants in The Shire keep the hobbits out, thieving little scrotes that they are.
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    pinno said:

    MattFalle said:

    Ciao

    Back is tight - nothing I can't handle but this would put a clubbie in a wheelchair/bedbound screaming, pleading for painkillers.

    Just stuff today, really. May investigate those Exustar pedals more

    Yer back supposed to ache intit? That's what it for. It wouldn't be tight if you weren't all cramped up in an Aygo or hiding in some small space somewhere. This has to stop.
    Go and get Edwyn's top curry paste for all eventualities and rub some in and eat the rest.
    Then at least, you won't be adding constipation to the list.

    Exustar. That's like cheap Look pedals.
    you're actually very correct. i reckon we get to a certain age and someone creeps in one night and swaps out your perfectly serviceable back for a broken one but doesn't actually consult you. they just do it.

    yup - going for the curry paste and Deep Heat treatment and see what happens. Or may ask TDV to get some stupid high heels on and stamp on me. One of the two.

    The Aygo would never inflict pain though - it is too joyous.

    Basically, yeah, innit. But a lot lighter. And cheaper. And just as good.
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • FuckingDisaster plus Schoolboy error shock horror....

    Wheeled the bike out of the shed to find the P* Fairies had visited.
    Got the stand out, pulled the wheel, found the flint, cleaned everything and found a conti-supersonic tube in the shed.
    Popped the tube in, remounted and pumped up.
    Hmmm, somethings not right here, yep! I had fitted the old tube back in.
    Took the wheel back out and popped the conti in.
    Wouldn't pump up, Then I remembered why stopped buying conti tubes and retightened the valve core....*F*&$X C*N^T
    Finally got it back together to find the logo on my tyre didn't line up with the valve.
    #whatafuckingtwat
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    orraloon said:

    Elephants in The Shire keep the hobbits out, thieving little scrotes that they are.

    I understand that they keep their vegetable produce in trunks.
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,394

    FuckingDisaster plus Schoolboy error shock horror....

    Wheeled the bike out of the shed to find the P* Fairies had visited.
    Got the stand out, pulled the wheel, found the flint, cleaned everything and found a conti-supersonic tube in the shed.
    Popped the tube in, remounted and pumped up.
    Hmmm, somethings not right here, yep! I had fitted the old tube back in.
    Took the wheel back out and popped the conti in.
    Wouldn't pump up, Then I remembered why stopped buying conti tubes and retightened the valve core....*F*&$X C*N^T
    Finally got it back together to find the logo on my tyre didn't line up with the valve.
    #whatafuckingtwat

    Still, made me laugh 👍😂
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • Ben6899
    Ben6899 Posts: 9,686
    edited October 2021
    Morning.

    Meetings happening at work on a stream that I manage... that I am not invited to or told about.

    And then people wonder why I don't know the latest status of things... 6monthly meeting with my manager tomorrow, and I can't guarantee I won't lose my sh1t.
    Ben

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  • seanoconn said:

    FuckingDisaster plus Schoolboy error shock horror....

    Wheeled the bike out of the shed to find the P* Fairies had visited.
    Got the stand out, pulled the wheel, found the flint, cleaned everything and found a conti-supersonic tube in the shed.
    Popped the tube in, remounted and pumped up.
    Hmmm, somethings not right here, yep! I had fitted the old tube back in.
    Took the wheel back out and popped the conti in.
    Wouldn't pump up, Then I remembered why stopped buying conti tubes and retightened the valve core....*F*&$X C*N^T
    Finally got it back together to find the logo on my tyre didn't line up with the valve.
    #whatafuckingtwat

    Still, made me laugh 👍😂
    Me too :D

    Didn't understand "...the logo on my tyre didn't line up with the valve" what advantage does this give? Personally I line up the tyre pressure markings with the valve

    The sky has stopped leaking now, I might just get out n about for a while image

  • Wheelspinner
    Wheelspinner Posts: 6,559
    Visit to skin clinic to have stitches removed, all good for once. Then wasted a couple hours around town till OH had his appointment.

    Got home too late to tackle any meaningful jobs. Faffed about in shed instead.

    Tomorrow is a DAY OFF from taxi duty. I may find time to venture outdoors on a bicycle. Whatever next?
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  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    Just outside having a coffee clearing my head.

    sun shining, so thats nice.
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • orraloon
    orraloon Posts: 12,666
    Well now. All minor minor compared with the ongoing travails of our Tasmanian devil, but chat with GP about test results show body is in good shape. So why the ongoing joint pains? All indicators of nasties like arthritis very low, thyroid, bone marrow et al working well. Good news but on other hand frustrating that cause(s) unknown.

    Decided against referral now to specialists, prob just confirm the same; rerun tests in 2 months, check for any changes, if pains still there then, referral to happen.

    More gym work methinks; given the season that's fine by me.
  • veronese68
    veronese68 Posts: 27,292
    Afternoon folks,
    Another day of wfh, MFlurgy is fading thankfully. Bloody knackered as I had a bad night's kip, sweating out the fever didn't help. Should be right as rain tomorrow, rain is forecast so that figures. Have to go in to the orifice tomorrow, will drive the EPO in as she is in as well.
    I've had a fairly simple day of dealing with the normal amounts of stupidity, no elephants interfering with tyre inflation and moving logos.
    I've not been back to the quacks to pursue the headaches, they could try medication but it would be guessing and I don't really want to keep popping pills. Had my cholesterol checked to add to all the other checks and everything seems ok so I'm not going to worry about it. Probably what comes of dealing with so much stupid. I'll carry on following the advice given by the garage MF, just need to get my eyes tested more often.
  • seanoconn said:

    FuckingDisaster plus Schoolboy error shock horror....

    Wheeled the bike out of the shed to find the P* Fairies had visited.
    Got the stand out, pulled the wheel, found the flint, cleaned everything and found a conti-supersonic tube in the shed.
    Popped the tube in, remounted and pumped up.
    Hmmm, somethings not right here, yep! I had fitted the old tube back in.
    Took the wheel back out and popped the conti in.
    Wouldn't pump up, Then I remembered why stopped buying conti tubes and retightened the valve core....*F*&$X C*N^T
    Finally got it back together to find the logo on my tyre didn't line up with the valve.
    #whatafuckingtwat

    Still, made me laugh 👍😂
    Me too :D

    Didn't understand "...the logo on my tyre didn't line up with the valve" what advantage does this give? Personally I line up the tyre pressure markings with the valve

    The sky has stopped leaking now, I might just get out n about for a while image

    it looks correct.
    AND, it makes it easier to find the hole in the tube & tyre after removal since both the valve and tyre marking correspond.
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,309

    Afternoon folks,
    Another day of wfh, MFlurgy is fading thankfully. Bloody knackered as I had a bad night's kip, sweating out the fever didn't help. Should be right as rain tomorrow, rain is forecast so that figures. Have to go in to the orifice tomorrow, will drive the EPO in as she is in as well.
    I've had a fairly simple day of dealing with the normal amounts of stupidity, no elephants interfering with tyre inflation and moving logos.
    I've not been back to the quacks to pursue the headaches, they could try medication but it would be guessing and I don't really want to keep popping pills. Had my cholesterol checked to add to all the other checks and everything seems ok so I'm not going to worry about it. Probably what comes of dealing with so much stupid. I'll carry on following the advice given by the garage MF, just need to get my eyes tested more often.

    Too much screen time.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,309
    edited October 2021
    ....elephants...
    Like.

    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,309
    seanoconn said:

    pinno said:

    Did I say it was dull and wet here? I mean, it really is dull and wet but spooky mild.

    Same 600 miles south, with added wind.
    433.6
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • veronese68
    veronese68 Posts: 27,292
    pinno said:

    Afternoon folks,
    Another day of wfh, MFlurgy is fading thankfully. Bloody knackered as I had a bad night's kip, sweating out the fever didn't help. Should be right as rain tomorrow, rain is forecast so that figures. Have to go in to the orifice tomorrow, will drive the EPO in as she is in as well.
    I've had a fairly simple day of dealing with the normal amounts of stupidity, no elephants interfering with tyre inflation and moving logos.
    I've not been back to the quacks to pursue the headaches, they could try medication but it would be guessing and I don't really want to keep popping pills. Had my cholesterol checked to add to all the other checks and everything seems ok so I'm not going to worry about it. Probably what comes of dealing with so much stupid. I'll carry on following the advice given by the garage MF, just need to get my eyes tested more often.

    Too much screen time.
    I thought so, but two weeks away made no difference.
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 58,399
    edited October 2021
    pinno said:

    seanoconn said:

    pinno said:

    Did I say it was dull and wet here? I mean, it really is dull and wet but spooky mild.

    Same 600 miles south, with added wind.
    433.6
    I reckon that was just wishful thinking on Seano's part :)
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • Wheelspinner
    Wheelspinner Posts: 6,559

    pinno said:

    Afternoon folks,
    Another day of wfh, MFlurgy is fading thankfully. Bloody knackered as I had a bad night's kip, sweating out the fever didn't help. Should be right as rain tomorrow, rain is forecast so that figures. Have to go in to the orifice tomorrow, will drive the EPO in as she is in as well.
    I've had a fairly simple day of dealing with the normal amounts of stupidity, no elephants interfering with tyre inflation and moving logos.
    I've not been back to the quacks to pursue the headaches, they could try medication but it would be guessing and I don't really want to keep popping pills. Had my cholesterol checked to add to all the other checks and everything seems ok so I'm not going to worry about it. Probably what comes of dealing with so much stupid. I'll carry on following the advice given by the garage MF, just need to get my eyes tested more often.

    Too much screen time.
    I thought so, but two weeks away made no difference.
    I also get more headaches than I think is normal, and been through the gamut of tests and scans. Nothing officially concluded. Best guess has been a combo of new glasses changing my eye’s point of focus a little, some worsening nerve/muscle pinches in neck affecting specific bits around my skull, occasional dehydration, and of all things its been somewhat coincidentally worse for a couple of weeks after both vaccine shots. Doc was somewhat concerned about the blood clot effect from that, but appears to be unrelated. So far.

    You deal with too many idiots though. I’m in vastly better shape physically and mentally since I retired simply from not putting so much time banging my head on the desk metaphorically speaking.


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