What Were You Doing Five Minutes Ago?

INT21

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I downloaded the budget spreadsheet to track my income vs spending. I've been using it for a couple of years now, and have edited to better suit my needs as I go adding more/less functionality.
Now do a 'Projected' version that has everything you spend on a regular basis. Gas, electricity, average food spend etc The lot. Don't forget to add in your income.

Fill it out for the whole year. It's not very tedious. Just do it for a week. Copy and paste it four times to get a month.
Fill in all the cells you use every month and then copy and paste the block of four 12 times to get the year.

And then you can play 'what if' with your expenditure.

I've been doing this for about eight years. It is helpful.

I'm using Open Office.

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Now do a 'Projected' version that has everything you spend on a regular basis. Gas, electricity, average food spend etc The lot. Don't forget to add in your income.

Fill it out for the whole year. It's not very tedious. Just do it for a week. Copy and paste it four times to get a month.
Fill in all the cells you use every month and then copy and paste the block of four 12 times to get the year.

And then you can play 'what if' with your expenditure.

I've been doing this for about eight years. It is helpful.

I'm using Open Office.

INT21.
Or just remember Mr. Micawber’s observation:

Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pound ought and six, result misery.”

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Just in the door after a 13-mile round trip on the bicycle, buying a pack of filters for my new AeroPress coffee maker.

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I was drinking a 750ml bottle of rum or bourbon in a sitting ten years ago or less.

Just got out of hospital with a cracked sternum and my car is totalled. Wrapped it around a tree Sunday night. Could use some of those black market opiates, but got some scripts for strong stuff. No booze tho. Not to mix them. Doc's orders. sigh
Shall I turn up and do my best Kathy Bates from Misery/Nurse Ratchet impersonation? Or will you prefer a big pile of cheesy movies instead?
 

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Answering a knock on the door and then telling the food delivery guy that, no, I am not Samantha, I live at number twenty, and Samantha is at number 22.
Ah, Samantha:

“Record researcher Samantha has made one of her customary visits to the gramophone library, where she runs errands for the kindly old archivists, such as nipping out to fetch their sandwiches. Their favourite treat is cheese with homemade chutney, but they never object when she palms them off with relish.

Samantha has to nip out now as she’s off to the pictures with a couple of gentlemen friends who are horror movie enthusiasts. Samantha says she enjoys nothing better than sitting in the back row and being given the willies for 90 minutes.”

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/I'm_Sorry_I_Haven't_a_Clue#Scorers

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Shall I turn up and do my best Kathy Bates from Misery/Nurse Ratchet impersonation? Or will you prefer a big pile of cheesy movies instead?
Option 1 pls. You can be one and Dino the other. Don't forget the happy pills. Then you can put on any movie you want. There's room for all of us on this drool-soaked mattress.
 

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I was laughing till I cried. :rollingw:

Earlier I bent down while wearing some ancient pajamas and they split right across the backside. Of course I kept them on and made a point of mooning Techy every time I stood up. The joke, like the 'jamas, may have worn thin.

Just now he read out an item about a local microbrewery which holds events. He said 'We should go along and show our support!'
I opened the rip in my 'jamas and said 'Yeah I can show them this!' to which he replied 'Oh is THAT what you're reduced to!'

He knows JUST what to say. I've had to go to bed so he can watch TV in peace without me laughing over it.
 

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I was laughing till I cried. :rollingw:

Earlier I bent down while wearing some ancient pajamas and they split right across the backside. Of course I kept them on and made a point of mooning Techy every time I stood up. The joke, like the 'jamas, may have worn thin.

Just now he read out an item about a local microbrewery which holds events. He said 'We should go along and show our support!'
I opened the rip in my 'jamas and said 'Yeah I can show them this!' to which he replied 'Oh is THAT what you're reduced to!'

He knows JUST what to say. I've had to go to bed so he can watch TV in peace without me laughing over it.
What are you like!
 

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Ah, Samantha:

“Record researcher Samantha has made one of her customary visits to the gramophone library, where she runs errands for the kindly old archivists, such as nipping out to fetch their sandwiches. Their favourite treat is cheese with homemade chutney, but they never object when she palms them off with relish.

Samantha has to nip out now as she’s off to the pictures with a couple of gentlemen friends who are horror movie enthusiasts. Samantha says she enjoys nothing better than sitting in the back row and being given the willies for 90 minutes.”

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/I'm_Sorry_I_Haven't_a_Clue#Scorers

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I've given people the willies for 90 minutes, but not in the way you think...
Option 1 pls. You can be one and Dino the other. Don't forget the happy pills. Then you can put on any movie you want. There's room for all of us on this drool-soaked mattress.
We'll give you attention you won't forget in a hurry!:nurse::reyes:
 

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Dealing with two cold calls in under a minute from the same company. "Sean" with an Indian accent offered a great deal on government rebates for solar panels. I politely declined and ended the call. Ten seconds later, "Sean" called again to repeat his offer, so I snapped at him I had just declined, and his repeated call was harassment, he was to take my number off his list and any further calls will result in legal action.

It's been a long week, I'm a grumpy middle aged git and very annoyed that the "Do Not Call" register lets in these idiots...:mad::chain::pitch::frust::axem::onick:
 

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Dealing with two cold calls in under a minute from the same company. "Sean" with an Indian accent offered a great deal on government rebates for solar panels. I politely declined and ended the call. Ten seconds later, "Sean" called again to repeat his offer, so I snapped at him I had just declined, and his repeated call was harassment, he was to take my number off his list and any further calls will result in legal action.

It's been a long week, I'm a grumpy middle aged git and very annoyed that the "Do Not Call" register lets in these idiots...:mad::chain::pitch::frust::axem::onick:
I usually try to sell them a red Ford Escort and I won't shut up about it until they put the phone down. Pricks.
 

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Hahaha, brilliant! I've heard of people saying 'Yeah sounds great but I'm not the householder, I'm just here burgling the place!'
Cool .. I'm going to use that one ..

Some bloke who we bought our house off continues, over ten years later, to get telesales calls. Obviously, "No because he doesn't live hear anymore" has been consistently completely ignored so me and the Mrs started instead doing a thing where I'd say something like "I'm afraid John's no longer with us, he passed over and the Mrs would loudly pretend to burst into tears in the back ground." .. we still get the occasional call for 'John' though ..
 
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Cool .. I'm going to use that one ..

Some bloke who we bought our house off continues, over ten years later, to get telesales calls. Obviously, "No because he doesn't live hear anymore" has been consistently completely ignored so me and the Mrs started instead doing a thing where I'd say something like "I'm afraid John's no longer with us, he passed over and the Mrs would loudly pretend to burst into tears in the back ground." .. we still get the occasional call for 'John' though ..
I don't get many cold calls. They've learned, heh.

When the house phone rings I assume it's a nuisance call because most people use my mobile number so I pick up and don't answer, just listen. If it's someone I don't want to hear from I either put the phone down on the arm of the sofa or whatever and ignore it until they get the message or just hang up. No need to engage with them.
 

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Dealing with two cold calls in under a minute from the same company. "Sean" with an Indian accent offered a great deal on government rebates for solar panels. I politely declined and ended the call. Ten seconds later, "Sean" called again to repeat his offer, so I snapped at him I had just declined, and his repeated call was harassment, he was to take my number off his list and any further calls will result in legal action.

It's been a long week, I'm a grumpy middle aged git and very annoyed that the "Do Not Call" register lets in these idiots...:mad::chain::pitch::frust::axem::onick:
The telephone opt out preference only works on calls from the UK I think. If you're getting calls you can be pretty sure they're from somewhere else.
 

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The telephone opt out preference only works on calls from the UK I think. If you're getting calls you can be pretty sure they're from somewhere else.
Very true. Here in Canada it doesn't block spoof phone numbers that look like legitimate ones and many of the scams come from India.

We can do nothing legally to the scam operators in this case because it's outside Canadian jurisdiction. Any one legit has to take your number off their list if you ask.

Recently, our CRTC has made our telecoms develop software(?) to identify that the call is not coming from where the number looks like it is. Since then, I haven't received any calls from "Officer Mike" or whoever with threats that I'm being sued and if I don't reply, I'm going to be arrested. My answer to these messages? DELETE.

I do feel bad for anyone who is new to the country and may believe the threats. I know that some seniors have been scammed with threats that they owe taxes.
 

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The telephone opt out preference only works on calls from the UK I think. If you're getting calls you can be pretty sure they're from somewhere else.
In Australia, the Do Not Call register is usually for telemarketers, but they still seem to get through. Especially if they're overseas. Charity calls are exempt. I do not want to be disturbed while I am at home....
 

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Watching a Roxette interview on YouTube where they were speaking Swedish, so I was all set to try and see what I could understand of it.
But then I found that the video had Spanish subtitles.

I have a cursory knowledge of written Spanish so I was able to follow it a little bit, but then I found myself getting somewhat befuddled... I was listening to Swedish, trying to understand what I was hearing, but reading Spanish and translating that into English.

Or was I translating the Swedish into English via the Spanish? Or some other combination thereof?

I'm now quite confused.
 
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