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Laid Back Lounge / Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
« Last post by Dave on Today at 08:41:11 PM »
Drat!

I vacuumed the lounge carpet earlier - it was about its 21st birthday after all, laid the year before my heart attack.   :cleaning:

Then I washed the bed linen, the black stuff.

Remember my place is tiny, a few steps between each area.

What I did not notice was that a Kleenex had got caught up with the bedding. Notice I said Kleenex, specific not the now generic kleenex - it is significant.

The tissue broke up into tiny pieces, little white bits all over the black bedding . . .  >:(  A lot of those shed onto the kitchen floor. Before I could sweep them up a proportion of those stuck to the soles of my slippers.

Can you guess where this is going!

There are now little white bits on half my freshly cleaned dark blue carpet!   :grrr:


Kleenex turn to mush almost as easily as toilet tissue - I normally use a brand called Saxon, they do not mush up in the machine but are still fairly gentle on the schnozzle.
Oh, that reminds me...I've got to put tissues on my shopping list!  :notes:

Oh, so glad my misfortune has provided a positive outcome for you, Velma . . .




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Laid Back Lounge / Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
« Last post by Velma on Today at 08:13:11 PM »
Drat!

I vacuumed the lounge carpet earlier - it was about its 21st birthday after all, laid the year before my heart attack.   :cleaning:

Then I washed the bed linen, the black stuff.

Remember my place is tiny, a few steps between each area.

What I did not notice was that a Kleenex had got caught up with the bedding. Notice I said Kleenex, specific not the now generic kleenex - it is significant.

The tissue broke up into tiny pieces, little white bits all over the black bedding . . .  >:(  A lot of those shed onto the kitchen floor. Before I could sweep them up a proportion of those stuck to the soles of my slippers.

Can you guess where this is going!

There are now little white bits on half my freshly cleaned dark blue carpet!   :grrr:


Kleenex turn to mush almost as easily as toilet tissue - I normally use a brand called Saxon, they do not mush up in the machine but are still fairly gentle on the schnozzle.
Oh, that reminds me...I've got to put tissues on my shopping list!  :notes:
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Music / Re: Lyrics explained
« Last post by Ecurb Noselrub on Today at 07:23:47 PM »
Now explain this:

Once a jolly swagman camped by a billabong,
 Under the shade of a Coolibah tree,
 And he sang as he watched and waited till his billy boil,
 You'll come a Waltzing Matilda with me.

Waltzing Matilda, Waltzing Matilda,
 You'll come a Waltzing Matilda with me,
 And he sang as he watched and waited till his billy boil
 You'll come a Waltzing Matilda with me.

 Down came a jumbuck to drink at that billabong
 Up jumped the swagman and grabbed him with glee,
 And he sang as he shoved that jumbuck in his tucker bag
 You'll come a Waltzing Matilda with me.

 Waltzing Matilda, Waltzing Matilda,
 You'll come a Waltzing Matilda with me,
 And he sang as he shoved that jumbuck in his tucker bag
 You'll come a Waltzing Matilda with me.

 Up rode the squatter mounted on his thorough-bred
 Down came the troopers One Two Three
 Whose that jolly jumbuck you've got in your tucker bag
 You'll come a Waltzing Matilda with me.

 Waltzing Matilda Waltzing Matilda
 You'll come a Waltzing Matilda with me
 Whose that jolly jumbuck you've got in your tucker-bag
 You'll come a Waltzing Matilda with me.

 Up jumped the swagman sprang in to the billabong
 You'll never catch me alive said he,
 And his ghost may be heard as you pass by that billabong
 You'll come a Waltzing Matilda with me.

 Waltzing Matilda Waltzing Matilda
 You'll come a Waltzing Matilda with me
 And his ghost may be heard as you pass by that billabong
 You'll come a Waltzing Matilda with me.
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Miscellaneous / Re: Some of My Arts and Crafts
« Last post by Dark Lightning on Today at 05:21:32 PM »
I did jewellery (real silversmithing, not bead work) before I retired and found it therapeutic as well. Another therapeutic activity is wedging clay, which is the process of preparing the clay for ceramic work.

There is a ceramics class that runs at the same time as my carving class, so I can't get in there. That looks pretty easy-going. Also, if one takes too much off when working clay, it can be put back on, unlike wood, which can sometimes be put back on, but depending on how the figure is finished, the glue will likely show.
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Laid Back Lounge / Re: What's on your mind today?
« Last post by Dark Lightning on Today at 05:17:03 PM »
They probably don't do it on purpose  ::) but that's kind of how I think it is. Movies have always had trailers for stuff kids shouldn't be exposed to at the kid movies. It's also sad the way movie ratings have devolved. When I was 17, a friend and I went to the drive-in to see a movie called "Cry of the Banshee", which was rated R, for 18 or older. The worst scene of the movie was where a rabid dog was walking the street, snarling and foaming at the mouth. Now, PG shows have people getting shot full of holes and dying. Go figure.
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Laid Back Lounge / Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
« Last post by Dark Lightning on Today at 05:10:54 PM »
All that work, and entropy caught up with you, anyway. My MiL is famous for the tissues up her sleeves. We find them in the washer and dryer all the time.
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Ask HAF / Re: I Need Help From All You Native Speakers Once Again
« Last post by Dave on Today at 05:04:43 PM »
I would call it an inflatable punching bag.

But it's more of a punching balloon, isn't it? :P

Yes, but I was thinking that the hanging thing used by boxers is called a bag. As a matter of interest, why do you need the name?

Just out of curiosity, someone asked me what it was called in English and I had no idea.

Well, we have learned that you are curious, Silver. And you evidently have acquaitances of the same nature.
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Laid Back Lounge / Re: It's a sign!
« Last post by Dave on Today at 05:03:14 PM »
Yes but wouldn't that fall under the umbrella term 'jerk'?

Hmm, yes, but ...

I sense there might be a joke or pun in there somewhere, but I just don't see it. :(

Nope, just can't make up my mind that you are right and I am just hitting my intense dislike of those who do not consider others in that way. Like watching a young man throw his drink can on the pavement four feet from a recycling bin.
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Miscellaneous / Re: Art and design, how does it work?
« Last post by Dave on Today at 04:59:25 PM »
Quote from: Dave
Now, do people like neuroscientisrs and artists (and design technicians) use similar parts of their brains to create and "project" mental images I wonder? I have to "see" what I want mentally before I can create it in the physical world. Does a brainworker or surgeon build a mental "map", but like the others, adjusting it to fit reality (or final form for the creative jobs) as the work progresses?

But art and engineering tend to evolve the concept physically as progress is made, the medical worker has to evolve the theory to suit the physical facts,.

I have no idea, but there are probably quite a few brain regions involved in mentally manipulating images. There is possibly a lot of overlap.

I usually 'see' written words in my mind as they're spoken, and apparently, a lot of other people do not. It's like my perspective has running subtitles.  ;D This isn't a good thing, as it overloads my working memory. It's analogous to having too many computer programmes running in the background which take up RAM.

Some people have told me that they see pictures when they listen to classical music. I don't see pictures, but there is sometimes a physical reaction in my body, almost like a shudder, that I also get when I see certain works of art and other objects.

I don't see pictures either, like you, my reaction to some types of music can be more visceral than visual.

I get shudders when I listen to bass-boosted music.  ;D I feel it in my bones, literally.

I felt "Also sprach Zarathustra" played flat out surround sound stereo in the cinema in my bones, skull, lungs, stomach and feet. I did not have to, "shake it all over," the music did it for me!

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Laid Back Lounge / Re: It's a sign!
« Last post by xSilverPhinx on Today at 04:55:14 PM »
Yes but wouldn't that fall under the umbrella term 'jerk'?

Hmm, yes, but ...

I sense there might be a joke or pun in there somewhere, but I just don't see it. :(
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