monday on k planes in n dimensions

'ning

weather seems to be stuck on cold and gloomygrey

ride and cafes, attempt to summon willpower to wfh
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny

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  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 58,377
    On the train into town, starting to get noticeably lighter in the mornings now which is good. Seem to be peckish already so my cornish pasty probably wont survive long past 10am. Onwards to coffee.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • tlw1
    tlw1 Posts: 21,857
    Recovery run completed and now work snizzle.
  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,140
    'Ning
    Run
    WFW
    Checking some dodgy old building later.

    Spent most of yesterday having naps and feel the same today :neutral:
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,306
    thistle_ said:


    Spent most of yesterday having naps and feel the same today :neutral:

    Wassup?

    Moon's out and so the sky must have cleared in the wee hours and it's brr out there but more light and the hedge sparrows are having big big conflab in the privet.

    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,306
    The Walrus and the Carpenter
    BY LEWIS CARROLL
    "The sun was shining on the sea,
    Shining with all his might:
    He did his very best to make
    The billows smooth and bright —
    And this was odd, because it was
    The middle of the night.

    The moon was shining sulkily,
    Because she thought the sun
    Had got no business to be there
    After the day was done —
    "It's very rude of him," she said,
    "To come and spoil the fun."

    The sea was wet as wet could be,
    The sands were dry as dry.
    You could not see a cloud, because
    No cloud was in the sky:
    No birds were flying overhead —
    There were no birds to fly.

    The Walrus and the Carpenter
    Were walking close at hand;
    They wept like anything to see
    Such quantities of sand:
    If this were only cleared away,'
    They said, it would be grand!'

    If seven maids with seven mops
    Swept it for half a year,
    Do you suppose,' the Walrus said,
    That they could get it clear?'
    I doubt it,' said the Carpenter,
    And shed a bitter tear.

    O Oysters, come and walk with us!'
    The Walrus did beseech.
    A pleasant walk, a pleasant talk,
    Along the briny beach:
    We cannot do with more than four,
    To give a hand to each.'

    The eldest Oyster looked at him,
    But never a word he said:
    The eldest Oyster winked his eye,
    And shook his heavy head —
    Meaning to say he did not choose
    To leave the oyster-bed.

    But four young Oysters hurried up,
    All eager for the treat:
    Their coats were brushed, their faces washed,
    Their shoes were clean and neat —
    And this was odd, because, you know,
    They hadn't any feet.

    Four other Oysters followed them,
    And yet another four;
    And thick and fast they came at last,
    And more, and more, and more —
    All hopping through the frothy waves,
    And scrambling to the shore.

    The Walrus and the Carpenter
    Walked on a mile or so,
    And then they rested on a rock
    Conveniently low:
    And all the little Oysters stood
    And waited in a row.

    The time has come,' the Walrus said,
    To talk of many things:
    Of shoes — and ships — and sealing-wax —
    Of cabbages — and kings —
    And why the sea is boiling hot —
    And whether pigs have wings.'

    But wait a bit,' the Oysters cried,
    Before we have our chat;
    For some of us are out of breath,
    And all of us are fat!'
    No hurry!' said the Carpenter.
    They thanked him much for that.

    A loaf of bread,' the Walrus said,
    Is what we chiefly need:
    Pepper and vinegar besides
    Are very good indeed —
    Now if you're ready, Oysters dear,
    We can begin to feed.'

    But not on us!' the Oysters cried,
    Turning a little blue.
    After such kindness, that would be
    A dismal thing to do!'
    The night is fine,' the Walrus said.
    Do you admire the view?

    It was so kind of you to come!
    And you are very nice!'
    The Carpenter said nothing but
    Cut us another slice:
    I wish you were not quite so deaf —
    I've had to ask you twice!'

    It seems a shame,' the Walrus said,
    To play them such a trick,
    After we've brought them out so far,
    And made them trot so quick!'
    The Carpenter said nothing but
    The butter's spread too thick!'

    I weep for you,' the Walrus said:
    I deeply sympathize.'
    With sobs and tears he sorted out
    Those of the largest size,
    Holding his pocket-handkerchief
    Before his streaming eyes.

    O Oysters,' said the Carpenter,
    You've had a pleasant run!
    Shall we be trotting home again?'
    But answer came there none —
    And this was scarcely odd, because
    They'd eaten every one."

    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,140
    pinno said:

    thistle_ said:


    Spent most of yesterday having naps and feel the same today :neutral:

    Wassup?
    Not sure.
    Might've been my pace runner cracking the whip a bit last week.
  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,501
    pinno said:

    The Walrus and the Carpenter
    BY LEWIS CARROLL
    "The sun was shining on the sea,
    Shining with all his might:
    He did his very best to make
    The billows smooth and bright —
    And this was odd, because it was
    The middle of the night.

    The moon was shining sulkily,
    Because she thought the sun
    Had got no business to be there
    After the day was done —
    "It's very rude of him," she said,
    "To come and spoil the fun."

    The sea was wet as wet could be,
    The sands were dry as dry.
    You could not see a cloud, because
    No cloud was in the sky:
    No birds were flying overhead —
    There were no birds to fly.

    The Walrus and the Carpenter
    Were walking close at hand;
    They wept like anything to see
    Such quantities of sand:
    If this were only cleared away,'
    They said, it would be grand!'

    If seven maids with seven mops
    Swept it for half a year,
    Do you suppose,' the Walrus said,
    That they could get it clear?'
    I doubt it,' said the Carpenter,
    And shed a bitter tear.

    O Oysters, come and walk with us!'
    The Walrus did beseech.
    A pleasant walk, a pleasant talk,
    Along the briny beach:
    We cannot do with more than four,
    To give a hand to each.'

    The eldest Oyster looked at him,
    But never a word he said:
    The eldest Oyster winked his eye,
    And shook his heavy head —
    Meaning to say he did not choose
    To leave the oyster-bed.

    But four young Oysters hurried up,
    All eager for the treat:
    Their coats were brushed, their faces washed,
    Their shoes were clean and neat —
    And this was odd, because, you know,
    They hadn't any feet.

    Four other Oysters followed them,
    And yet another four;
    And thick and fast they came at last,
    And more, and more, and more —
    All hopping through the frothy waves,
    And scrambling to the shore.

    The Walrus and the Carpenter
    Walked on a mile or so,
    And then they rested on a rock
    Conveniently low:
    And all the little Oysters stood
    And waited in a row.

    The time has come,' the Walrus said,
    To talk of many things:
    Of shoes — and ships — and sealing-wax —
    Of cabbages — and kings —
    And why the sea is boiling hot —
    And whether pigs have wings.'

    But wait a bit,' the Oysters cried,
    Before we have our chat;
    For some of us are out of breath,
    And all of us are fat!'
    No hurry!' said the Carpenter.
    They thanked him much for that.

    A loaf of bread,' the Walrus said,
    Is what we chiefly need:
    Pepper and vinegar besides
    Are very good indeed —
    Now if you're ready, Oysters dear,
    We can begin to feed.'

    But not on us!' the Oysters cried,
    Turning a little blue.
    After such kindness, that would be
    A dismal thing to do!'
    The night is fine,' the Walrus said.
    Do you admire the view?

    It was so kind of you to come!
    And you are very nice!'
    The Carpenter said nothing but
    Cut us another slice:
    I wish you were not quite so deaf —
    I've had to ask you twice!'

    It seems a shame,' the Walrus said,
    To play them such a trick,
    After we've brought them out so far,
    And made them trot so quick!'
    The Carpenter said nothing but
    The butter's spread too thick!'

    I weep for you,' the Walrus said:
    I deeply sympathize.'
    With sobs and tears he sorted out
    Those of the largest size,
    Holding his pocket-handkerchief
    Before his streaming eyes.

    O Oysters,' said the Carpenter,
    You've had a pleasant run!
    Shall we be trotting home again?'
    But answer came there none —
    And this was scarcely odd, because
    They'd eaten every one."

    never trust a walrus
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • orraloon
    orraloon Posts: 12,661
    ^ 2 days late?

    Chiro sesh booked for this morning, get some opinion on poss cause(s) of joint pains and / or recs for strengthening exercises and / or referral to physio and / or head scratching. Will find out soon.
  • step83
    step83 Posts: 4,170
    I bring greetings from the land of Heck, the beacons of bedfordshire landfill have been lit we must send aid to Towcester in their time of need may the council estate armies rise up and join the war etc etc.

    No idea what thats about wafted into my head as I typed...

    Anyway greetings one and all, from a dull grey and windless Bedfordshire, something is a miss all the lights in the house are flickering asked next doors an theirs are the same.
    The great joys of a day of corporate heck await had some chats last week around new roles but nothing quite fits what I can or would like to do so I'll be staying put for now at least.
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,306
    step83 said:

    I bring greetings from the land of Heck, the beacons of bedfordshire landfill have been lit we must send aid to Towcester in their time of need may the council estate armies rise up and join the war etc etc.

    No idea what thats about wafted into my head as I typed...

    I liked that, more please.
    step83 said:

    ...but nothing quite fits what I can or would like to do so I'll be staying put for now at least.

    I hear Red Bull are doing quite well.

    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,306
    sungod said:


    never trust a walrus

    Especially if you are an Oyster.

    I do like the verse:

    The time has come,' the Walrus said,
    To talk of many things:
    Of shoes — and ships — and sealing-wax —
    Of cabbages — and kings —
    And why the sea is boiling hot —
    And whether pigs have wings.'



    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,140
    pinno said:

    sungod said:


    never trust a walrus

    Especially if you are an Oyster.
    The scouse version of the oyster card used to be a walrus card. Wonder if that's where they got the idea from.

  • Its pretty gloomy here too, I may venture out for a salad but other than that I'm just working from work as requested by our glorious leader.
    CBA to run this morning, may do after work though.
    Need to order some monopoly money for the weekend.
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • orraloon
    orraloon Posts: 12,661
    Not fun times in oxoland.

    Sesh with chiropractor has worked well. Found the source of my stiffness and pains problem, right side of pelvis / hip locked up, not knee issues after all. Remarkable to see the difference in movements achieved right vs left. Diagnosis, tick. Now for what promises to be a pricey but will be well worth it if works course of rehabilitation sessions and monitored gym exercises.
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 58,377
    orraloon said:

    Not fun times in oxoland.

    Sesh with chiropractor has worked well. Found the source of my stiffness and pains problem, right side of pelvis / hip locked up, not knee issues after all. Remarkable to see the difference in movements achieved right vs left. Diagnosis, tick. Now for what promises to be a pricey but will be well worth it if works course of rehabilitation sessions and monitored gym exercises.

    Just getting it diagnosed can make you feel better (did for me and my tendon problem) - at least now you know what you're dealing with.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,140
    orraloon said:

    monitored gym exercises.

    If the monitor is good looking you'll put more effort in and get sorted sooner :wink:

  • step83
    step83 Posts: 4,170
    No good Oxo, if he is on the dashcam then a short chat with the insurance an he will get a nice letter informing them of repair costs (if he goes down that route)

    Pinno, I shall endeavour to provide further tails of the armies of the three counties in a Lord of the Rings saga style for you.

    Note to all, do not do many squats then attempt to walk down the stairs normally, it doesn't work you look like a plonker for starters, go out install escalators or stair lifts or just move to a bungalow, alternative cheaper options include sliding but first, mattress surfing or just cannonballing and praying.
  • orraloon
    orraloon Posts: 12,661
    Stevo_666 said:

    orraloon said:

    Not fun times in oxoland.

    Sesh with chiropractor has worked well. Found the source of my stiffness and pains problem, right side of pelvis / hip locked up, not knee issues after all. Remarkable to see the difference in movements achieved right vs left. Diagnosis, tick. Now for what promises to be a pricey but will be well worth it if works course of rehabilitation sessions and monitored gym exercises.

    Just getting it diagnosed can make you feel better (did for me and my tendon problem) - at least now you know what you're dealing with.
    Indeed. Might be psychological or might be physical or might be both but, after the obligatory initial assessment Q&A plus physical tests - remarkable to witness how much more my left leg and therefore hip can move around compared to the problem right - did get a treatment session, complete with the "ouch that hurt" hits and no swearing, I think.

    My leg does already now seem a bit easier in movement and less restrictive painful. Movin' on up. 👍
  • veronese68
    veronese68 Posts: 27,289
    Evening folks,
    Busy day in the orifice, wobble to and fro being the only sane part of the day. Currently waiting for my new wheels to be delivered, should have been here an hour ago, driver has been showing as round the corner for the last 30 minutes.
    That's not good Oxo, hopefully with the dashcam footage and the fact that he called the police it will all go his way should you have to claim. A worry for you to say the least. Hopefully the lad will get over it well and it won't affect his confidence longer term. I do worry about something like that happening to one of mine, lad sounds similar to yours, female child is much less confident and something like that could stop her driving.
    Good news 'loon, hope it continues to improve. Don't do too many squats as Step says.
    Still no wheels 🙁 can I go and get them off his van?
  • Wheelspinner
    Wheelspinner Posts: 6,559


    Still no wheels 🙁 can I go and get them off his van?

    Did they arrive? We need pictures (of the wheels, not the man and his van).
    Open One+ BMC TE29 Seven 622SL On One Scandal Cervelo RS
  • tlw1
    tlw1 Posts: 21,857
    That’s crap Oxo. Really worry about some of the loons on the road as eldest and his GF are trying to pass their tests
  • veronese68
    veronese68 Posts: 27,289


    Still no wheels 🙁 can I go and get them off his van?

    Did they arrive? We need pictures (of the wheels, not the man and his van).
    Sorry for the delayed reporting, they arrived about 8.30 and looked so impressive the driver took a picture of them on my doorstep as I picked them up, I hadn't even opened the box yet so he was very keen. I'll take some pictures soon, they look just like these because these are what I bought.
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,306
    Cosmic carbone's?!
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • Wheelspinner
    Wheelspinner Posts: 6,559
    ^^ Should have gone to Specsavers, eh?

    Label on wheels says "Prime". I smell a Wiggle.
    Open One+ BMC TE29 Seven 622SL On One Scandal Cervelo RS
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,306

    ^^ Should have gone to Specsavers, eh?

    Label on wheels says "Prime". I smell a Wiggle.

    a) I didn't think VN would pay for/could justify a pair of Cosmic carbon wheels - hence the exclamation mark and question mark and b) seems my laptop is passed it's sell by date.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • veronese68
    veronese68 Posts: 27,289
    edited January 2022
    pinno said:

    ^^ Should have gone to Specsavers, eh?

    Label on wheels says "Prime". I smell a Wiggle.

    a) I didn't think VN would pay for/could justify a pair of Cosmic carbon wheels - hence the exclamation mark and question mark and b) seems my laptop is passed it's sell by date.
    Laptop or eyes passed their sell by? ;)
    Too true, I freely admit to being tight. I was going to buy a pair of rims from one of the companies east of our borders and build them onto a pair of Novatec hubs I have. But at night on $200 per rim plus shipping and duties it wasn't the bargain I was hoping for. These were £404 the pair with tyres from a shop in the UK so it seemed like a no brainer. They are on the same hubs so I have the necessary bits to swap them to QR.
    Ordered through CRC rather than Wiggle. But they are the same thing now and were delivered from Wiggle

    Only a warning to the other driver Oxo? Sounds like he had road rage and caused an accident, I'd have hoped that warranted more than a warning.
  • step83
    step83 Posts: 4,170
    Still get him for leaving the scene of an accident