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The man seated next to me for part of my morning commute decided that public transit was a good place to engage in personal grooming. Part way through the journey he pulled a stick of deodorant out of his backpack and applied it generously to his underarms. I was tempted to ask him if he had a can of shaving cream and a razor with him as well. I managed to bite my tongue because it was too early in the morning to get my snark on.
My wife has had an eye injury for the past 5 months and so we've had to make frequent visitations to her eye/corneal specialist. Yesterday morning we were there, waiting to see him, when another chap who was also accompanying his wife to her appointment decided to kick off his shoes and stretch his legs out barefoot into the middle of the rather small waiting room. He was wearing Crocs, so I suppose this should come as no great surprise.
 
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Haven't seen much of Escargot recently.
 

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Earlier on today, I was losing my temper over the crappy, buggy software that I am forced to use for the job.
I got very sweary.
Much happier now that I am home.
 

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Updating a website for a community event that I foolishly agreed to do. It's a simple task, but one I really couldn't be bothered doing. Still, they pay me for the time.
Also updating our store's website. The captcha on the contact form has been playing up and a lot of spam has been getting through so I've had to implement Google's reCaptcha, which was easier than I thought it would be. Hopefully it does the trick. For those who don't know, it's the little box you click that says ''I'm not a robot'' to confirm that you're human when sending a submission through a form on a website.
Are we allowed to see the site?, i like unusual stuff if you sell that
 

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Ho Ho Ho !

I did notice that she was lurking when I came here tonight.

Guess she just can't take the competition.

;)
 

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Did have a bit of a disappointment today.

Having acquired the new (custom made) brushes for my car power steering, I took them and the old brush carrier plate to our local electric motor repair shop. But he is off on holiday all next week. And my MOT is next Thursday.
So I will have to risk the old pump holding up for long enough to get through the test. Or I'll try to blag my way through.
 

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I have been seriously considering the possibility I need to get out of an information overload situation. Or Infobesity as it has been called.
One example. I was watching sky news this morning and the screen was split between 3 people talking at once. At the top was the sky logo. Beside that was the FTSE. Then there was a clock. There was also a written summary of what the interviewees had just said along with a tickertape undeneath of other news headlines.
There comes a point where mentally, you just have to just switch off.
 

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Bloomberg tend to be guilty of that.

They have the anchor and a comentator discussing something and at the same time they are flashing up charts, but not long enough for you to study them. Plus the financial headlines are scrolling down the right hand side of the screen.
 

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Some prick did one of our customer's rear car window last night .. or it was a very large pine cone that magically disappeared from the tree above .. or a croquet ball that wasn't in the car when I looked or any type of ball or rock .. nope, it was just some prick. So I was helping him clean that up.
 

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Bloomberg tend to be guilty of that.

They have the anchor and a comentator discussing something and at the same time they are flashing up charts, but not long enough for you to study them. Plus the financial headlines are scrolling down the right hand side of the screen.
My dentist had a large screen mounted on the ceiling so you could be distracted when in the chair with your mouth open. One occasion years back I saw the news on RT (Russia Today). They were using a 5-way split screen format with 4 stories running concurrently and the presenters in the middle, no sound on but I gather at least one of the stories was on the Chernobyl clean-up operations. A helicopter in the background of one of the screens was lowering a load when it's tail rotor hit a cable and the 'copter dropped like a stone - but the presenters carried on as normal (had they even noticed ?). Never found out what the actual news report was.
 

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Are we allowed to see the site?, i like unusual stuff if you sell that
Nothing unusual, just standard gifts for women, men and children. We did once toy with the idea of opening an esoteric/new age store as we live in a town that would be quite receptive to that (we think), however we doubt there would be the custom for it to make it a sustainable business decision.
 

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Yes, you have to think very carefully, if you do a survey it would be, probably, positive towards it, then once you set up, nobody would turn up, never trust people
 

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Today (yesterday) I performed my cat-sitting duties and visited a huge flat within a converted Victorian hospital. The creature dwelling there is ENORMOUS and rather, erm boisterous. Got to do it all again tonight.
 

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Spent the morning sleeping off a well-earned hangover. This hot afternoon I'm taking to the 'garden' with a kitchen knife in the absence of a machete with the intention of reclaiming it from mother nature.
 

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Today (yesterday) I performed my cat-sitting duties and visited a huge flat within a converted Victorian hospital. The creature dwelling there is ENORMOUS and rather, erm boisterous. Got to do it all again tonight.
What have they got, a Maine Coon, Bobcat, Tiger?
 

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Two-and-a-half-hour bike ride this morning largely along canal towpath – twas lovely but very tiring after a stressful day yesterday (probably going in the whinge thread later!). Bought some wine on the way home (picking it up later in the week) and spent most of the afternoon watching the Rugby League Challenge Cup final.

I'm from Bath – massive rugby union territory – but lived in Sydney for a year and fell in love with League. I used to go to the final quite regularly but last went in 2013: a dreadful final that cost £100 with tickets and train fares, and just was not worth it. Today was a great game. As a neutral it's always good to see the underdogs win. That said, there were some dreadful refereeing/video ref decisions.

Off to dinner this evening...
 

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Nothing unusual, just standard gifts for women, men and children. We did once toy with the idea of opening an esoteric/new age store as we live in a town that would be quite receptive to that (we think), however we doubt there would be the custom for it to make it a sustainable business decision.
Misread that at first. Thought you were describing yourself as Gods gift to women.
 

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Spent the morning sleeping off a well-earned hangover. This hot afternoon I'm taking to the 'garden' with a kitchen knife in the absence of a machete with the intention of reclaiming it from mother nature.
You can't win, I assume you know that.

I also spent a good part of the afternoon de-weeding my many plant pots. Was going to dig up some of the potatoes, but we have enough in the bin.
 

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Sod all again, thank the lord i have the internet, books and dvds or i would be really bored to bits
 

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Sod all again, thank the lord i have the internet, books and dvds or i would be really bored to bits
Isn't there a Mr Shady who could whisk you away from all this?
 
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