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I caught the bus to Bournemouth to see if the sea was still there.
It is! :)
It must have been quite a rough night , because there were seagulls and crows -yes, crows - having a good old peck at the slipper limpet shells that were obviously not just empty vessels.

There were two brave (foolish?) men swimming in the sea, not even wearing wet suits.
 

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Hope your tetanus shot is up to date.
Yes, trying to open any package one handed is a challenge. You'd think first aid items would be easier to handle.
Without going into graphic detail, with a bandaged finger I have to perfect a left-handed arse wipe technique. That wasn't in the First Aid manual.
 

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It's funny (?) how you adapt. When I had my bicycle accident and got lots of broken and ouchy bits I found some novel and ingenious ways to complete my ablutions
 

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I did some writing, played in the yard with Layla, my brother came over to use our printer, and now I'm making dinner (chicken tenders and mac & cheese).
 

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Gambling... Totally not a gambler usually. See it as waste of money/mugs game if it gets out of hand..... But ..... Mates kept winning on that Tombola app that's always advertising on TV. It's the most ethical one of the bunch, they have a lot of "safe play" tools, so you can set a limit, stake limits ect. You can even opt to be locked out if you have a problem, which is good to see they do that.

Anyway , I thought I can afford a £10 a month , so set that as me limit. Joined start of Oct. Deposited £10 n got £30 free bonus money. I won odd £4/5/6 but nothing significant. So come this month I thought I'd just do a £10 and you can go on the free daily game, and have a go on the 9pm jackpot each night with huge £10,000/£20,000 prizes. Soon Sussed out that the odds are terrible on the big jackpot games as everyone is on them. .... Thought I'd have a go on some of the games with less players and small but nice prizes.

So , I started with £10 Thursday.
First win £16 on "flip" game.
Then a couple of £9s on roulette.
Chanced 50p on Nevada card game n won full house, end of session was up to a balance of £93!!!!

Was super happy with that, thought I'll have a few more games tonight then withdraw the bulk of it.

Won full house on Nevada £44 on a 50p stake (again!!) and a cpl rounds of roulette again , cpl of 9s n an £18 ( 9 is 25p stake, 50p is £18)

See me balance ...... Absolutley buzzing....

Well worth the £10 stake.

£183 in profit folks,,!
Having a few beers to celebrate.


Jeez.... I can see why peeps get addicted to this . Nearly £200 is a lot of money for me thou. Just before Xmas as well. Seem to be on a winning streak.

Edited as it said "profit Bitches " .... Then thought that people on here might not like that , so changed it to folks .
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Thought I might be on a winning streak n had a few more games on " Nevada" , it's like bingo but with cards. 4 prizes per game. Price depends on stake. Wasted a tenner on it so I'm down to £183 now. Tried to cash out 180 earlier..... I need photo ID (which I ain't got ) , or upload 2 pics of bills within the last 3 months. Well most of my bank/bills is paperless these days. ....

So I'm gonna have to ring up a few places on Monday and get letters sent.

Can't withdraw jack shizzle until I have the dammned letters ,!

They don't bloody tell you this when your depositing.

I need a bloody passport...... Wanted to go to Groverner Casino other day to play roulette ( I've been reading a book about a "system/strategy" ) . Can't get a membership or buy chips unless you have photo ID......Grrrr.....very annoying as Mecca Bingo next door accept bills/letters. So why can't Grovener?

I went to Grovener in Leeds about 10yr ago on a date, nice man , it was about the 5th date and I was going to go back to his for first time . He was already a member so I needed no cards ect. He gave me a stack of 50p chips to play Roulette with , I came out about £100 richer ...... Had a meal there, very nice food ( which is why I'm annoyed I can't join in this town, the food so much better than bloody Mecca bingo which is edible but basic lol, like Spoons food ) , anyway my date ordered a second bottle of wine , I was like " -are you trying to get me drunk cos i can't drink all that " , n he said " it ok I will" ..... I'm like " your bloody DRIVING and have had well over limit already!" . ..... Ahhh.... He didn't care.

Anyhow, the staff who knew him cos he was a regular there, they took his car keys off him and gave him a couple of black coffees. I said I'll pay us a taxi back out of my winnings, the taxi from Leeds to Halifax was only £25 by then...... He would not get a bloody taxi because the idiot had a driving job and needed the van for work at 8am. ( shouldn't of got drunk then!) .

So , the end of the long story is that he did get his keys back at around 1am. He had seemed to have sobered up a fair bit.

Off we sets straight out the casino and onto the dual carriageway that joins the M62 further up......My God he was all over the bloody road, swerving and veering from lane to lane.... I was scared and f'ing Angry at him.

After a few hair raising minutes I saw blue lights n siren behind.....never been so glad to see the police in can tell you..... He was in no fit state to drive and we would not have got home in one piece.

Policemen were very nice to me and seen me off home safe in a taxi while idiot was taken to cells. He had never been in trouble before so waking up a police cell must of been a sobering experience. He lost his licence over it, and job. I never went on another date as I was So ANGRY about him getting into such a state when he knew he had to drive a good 40min home.

That was my one and only time in a Casino.

Yep, wanted to join here in Hudds but my peasant ID insufficient! Oh well , we will have to chance our luck with the other plebs at Mecca next door. ..... Shame as Grovners food really was very nice on the "drink drive incident night" . Top restraunt quality .


I hate drink driving. Really do,. My mother did it all the time in 80s when I was in car as a young kid. Remember coming home from her mates house party in Tod , she was on wrong side of road Burnley Road , 2am in morn ,most of way, I was praying we would see a police car cos I thought we gonna die, somehow we got back thou!
 

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I hate drink driving. Really do,. My mother did it all the time in 80s when I was in car as a young kid. Remember coming home from her mates house party in Tod , she was on wrong side of road Burnley Road , 2am in morn ,most of way, I was praying we would see a police car cos I thought we gonna die, somehow we got back thou!
You did see a police car but your mum was driving so fast he thought he had a UFO encounter.
:omr: :)
 

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Broke the £200 mark now!
If I could Magic a £10 up to £200 every month I'd be ok , as living on next to nothing at moment. Suspect it's just beginners luck though.

Still annoyed that I can't test my " strategy" out on the real roulette wheel at casino. ..... Been reading this ebook.

https://www.pdfdrive.com/the-consistent-profit-roulette-system-e40114709.html

Spoke to a Mod on there , managed to withdraw £180 without the stupid bank letter nonsense . Excellent! Left £20 to play with on there. I'd of been happy winning a tenner to be honest. So this is pretty major for me .
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You did see a police car but your mum was driving so fast he thought he had a UFO encounter.
:omr: :)

Ah yes , the famous PC Godfrey case in Todmorden.

Funny place Tod. Me and my mums mates sons ( same friend of hers where she drove home 10 miles pissed as a fart ) , we found a black magic altar in the woods when we were about ten years old. Scared the living daylights out of us, we were afraid that black robed devil worshippers might appear anytime. What I know now I'm older, it was deffo some dark shit going on. Sigils, Pentograms, sacrificed chicken.

There was also a mental old lady who lived on the hill nearby who literally frothed at the mouth and chased all kids with a great big AX.

Good times in good old Tod.

Tod is a hotbed of weirdness. You know the place it seems ?
 
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Garden hose ?
No....still in the shower but I only had my left arm usable, and had to remove the sling supporting my right arm, so replaced the sling with a loop of twin-core wire instead, and just extremely carefully washed around the various bits of 'road rash' while taking notice of the slowly evolving colour change of my broken big toe over the course of a few weeks.

Certain things are hard to manage with only one arm usable, but I reminded myself that there are people who never have the luxury of having both arms, so I didn't complain.
That was ages ago and I am now back to fully having more-than-the-average-number of arms and legs.
 

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Good times in good old Tod.
Used to visit the Staff of Life before it became a little more domesticated.
when they had the gay cats, the landlord would bugger off saying just put
the money behind the bar, found a prosthetic leg in there one day we never
found the owner, that must have been a bender.
as you say a hotbed of weirdness.
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No....still in the shower but I only had my left arm usable, and had to remove the sling supporting my right arm, so replaced the sling with a loop of twin-core wire instead, and just extremely carefully washed around the various bits of 'road rash' while taking notice of the slowly evolving colour change of my broken big toe over the course of a few weeks.

Certain things are hard to manage with only one arm usable, but I reminded myself that there are people who never have the luxury of having both arms, so I didn't complain.
That was ages ago and I am now back to fully having more-than-the-average-number of arms and legs.
My apologies, not a joking matter.
I was in Wetherspoons with my Brother on Saturday and stacked the empty crockery and cutlery together to help the Staff. The chap unstacked everything and re-arranged them in a more comfortable configuration for removal. 'Sorry' I said holding up my bandaged digit, 'I've only got four and a half fingers'. 'No problem' said he, 'I've got five and a third, thanks to my Mum' And he had. I didn't have an answer to that.
 

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We tried making wine but decided it was a waste of grapes.
My Mum was saying today that she just crushes the grapes, strains the juice and drinks it straight.
There's probably not enough grapes from her vine to make wine, so she just juices them.
 

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We did some yardwork today. I had to say goodbye to the zinnias, marigolds, and cosmos that put on a spectacular show for blooms that lasted until the killing frost a few days ago.
 

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I was in Wetherspoons with my Brother on Saturday and stacked the empty crockery and cutlery together to help the Staff.
Stacking used tableware is apparently one of the customer habits servers hate most. They have their own correct way of doing it.

Yesterday I stacked and took back our tableware and sauces as we'd eaten and drank outside in a howling gale.
Everything was sliding along the table. :omg:
 

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Wh, wh, what???????????????????????????????
You should have tasted the wine, but one woman did get through 4 bottles, no accounting for taste.
 

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What are you making for Christmas, Recycled1?
I don't make anything for Christmas! I don't put decorations up, either.
I go to my daughter for Christmas and Boxing day, and I've only got one friend here who regularly comes into my house, and she knows what (not!) to expect.

I stopped sending Christmas cards through the post several years ago, and it still feels a great relief!
I do give a few cards to local people, where I don't have to look up addresses or use stamps.

I'm currently crocheting a blanket at the Monday knitting group, and that will go to charity when finished, but I don't think it will be finished for Christmas.
I'm practising a lot of Christmas songs already, though, as I belong to two separate 'choirs'.
We'll be entertaining -if that's the right word -at a couple of Old People's homes nearer the day.
 

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Ah yes , the famous PC Godfrey case in Todmorden.

Funny place Tod. Me and my mums mates sons ( same friend of hers where she drove home 10 miles pissed as a fart ) , we found a black magic altar in the woods when we were about ten years old. Scared the living daylights out of us, we were afraid that black robed devil worshippers might appear anytime. What I know now I'm older, it was deffo some dark shit going on. Sigils, Pentograms, sacrificed chicken.

There was also a mental old lady who lived on the hill nearby who literally frothed at the mouth and chased all kids with a great big AX.

Good times in good old Tod.

Tod is a hotbed of weirdness. You know the place it seems ?
I used to love Tod as a kid, we'd go for days out there.
 

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Today, along with work and voluntary activities, we have been mostly training this little lady:
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This is Dora, the 9-week old retriever puppy.

We have been waiting more than two years to get a doggo. Could not be happier :)
 

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You should have tasted the wine, but one woman did get through 4 bottles, no accounting for taste.
When I was in Bologna - a city with a large student population - there was a wine shop that sold cheap wine from seven or eight different metal vats, the idea being that you bring your own bottle.

I tried them all. None were great but I bought a bottle of the least offensive white, which I managed to drink over a few days. It was quite an achievement but I was man enough for the task.
 
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Today, along with work and voluntary activities, we have been mostly training this little lady:
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This is Dora, the 9-week old retriever puppy.

We have been waiting more than two years to get a doggo. Could not be happier :)
I am not a dog person, but she is beautiful. Very nice colour. Do you think her colour will darken much as she grows? She looks like she has a sweet nature and is quite confident in her surroundings.
 

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Reaching a watershed moment in work. From now on, I'll do all the work that I can, to the best of my ability and not worry about how much I haven't got through, or spend weekends trying to think how I can get through everything, or do unpaid overtime trying to fit 10 hours work into 7 hour shift.
 

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Our offy used to sell draught whisky when it changed hands part of the deal
was the formula for said whisky, take your own bottle dam fine stuff it was too.
Alas it is no more.
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