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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby mood swung » Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:14 am

ooooh, I love the Roches!

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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby verbal gymnastics » Fri Dec 16, 2011 4:43 pm

I've finished work until the new year :D
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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby verbal gymnastics » Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:07 am

Why is it that when people say "With respect" it's anything but :?
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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby Jack of All Parades » Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:17 am

That one goes along with "to be honest"[does that mean their previous words were not or that they normally never are?].
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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby redsfan720 » Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:54 pm

I've never heard anybody say, "Not to be a jerk, but..." without intentionally saying something that makes them sound like a jerk.

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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby verbal gymnastics » Fri Dec 23, 2011 4:25 am

Or "I don't want to tell you how to do your job but...". :roll:

Sometimes people are good at doing everyone else's job but their own
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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby Jack of All Parades » Sun Dec 25, 2011 8:30 am

Strange reversal, after decades of being dragged downstairs by young ones in the household, I alone am downstairs sitting around the tree, sipping coffee and holding the cat and wondering when we can open presents. The girls are up stairs fast asleep! Strange reversal.
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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby verbal gymnastics » Wed Dec 28, 2011 4:26 am

I've had the opposite but one day what's happened to you will happen to me.

I've had the joy of mini VG loving the magic of Christmas and mini VG2 a bit bemused by it all.

We finished opening presents yesterday. In a nice way they don't like opening presents in the sense that they enjoy the present they've just opened rather than just ripping through them one by one.

Santa didn't bring me the Elvis box set so it looks like it's down to BWAP et al :lol:
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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby ice nine » Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:47 pm

Famous Blue Raincoat/Blue Umbrella/Blue Skies - L. Cohen/J. Prine/W. Nelson
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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby verbal gymnastics » Sun Apr 29, 2012 5:43 pm

I do not think I have ever seen so much rain in one day as I have today. I was up at 6.30am with mini VG1 and it has rained constantly apart from a 10 minute break. And it's 11.40pm now.

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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby ice nine » Sat Jul 21, 2012 3:43 pm

I was watching The View the other day and Barbara Walters was saying how she had an interview set up with George Zimmerman about that kid he killed. Barbara flew all her staff down to Florida for the interview, but George decided to cancell because they couldn't agree on certain things. As Barbara was talking about all this George's people called to do a fast interview via phone. Barbara said no and went on with the show. Paul Williams, the singer/songwriter famous mostly during the seventies, was on. Before he started to sing a collection of his hits he commented, '"If I have to be bumped for a Zimmerman I just hope it's Bob Dylan."
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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby mood swung » Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:27 pm

:lol:

There's a documentary out about him (Paul Williams) that I'd like to see. Apparently, the guy who made it thought Paul was dead. Not the first time that mistake has been made.
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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby verbal gymnastics » Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:36 pm

Why is it that when people are saying that the Olympics is the greatest show on Earth, I keep thinking "Have you never seen the Spectacular Spinning Songbook?". :lol:
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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby mood swung » Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:41 am

I am in a ridiculously good mood for no good reason. Which makes me anxious!
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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby bambooneedle » Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:04 am

Loving afternoon naps in the sun as spring hits us.

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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby verbal gymnastics » Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:34 pm

There was a teacher training day at Mini VG's school which led to an impromptu day off work for a visit to the zoo and the pub for dinner.

And to think, I always used to moan because teachers have training days during term time!
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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby Jack of All Parades » Mon Oct 15, 2012 4:25 pm

I remember father/daughter days like that. I could have used a straight Shandy[all plain cider] and warm at the local pub, today. Trust MiniVG enjoyed her's.
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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby Natsome » Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:33 pm

Where's the introduce yourself thread around here?
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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby verbal gymnastics » Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:41 am

Why hasn't anyone had any random thoughts lately?
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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby ice nine » Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:05 pm

I just watched a documentary on Henry Ford on PBS. Most surprising thing I learnt is that he was anti-Semitic.
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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby verbal gymnastics » Wed Jun 26, 2013 2:27 pm

Funnily enough I knew that.

Great thing happened today. A meeting I was scheduled to go to has been cancelled which means I can go to mini VG's first sports day at her school. :D
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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby Jack of All Parades » Wed Jun 26, 2013 2:38 pm

ice nine wrote:I just watched a documentary on Henry Ford on PBS. Most surprising thing I learnt is that he was anti-Semitic.

All too familiar with that- sad thing it is only on the stronger edge of what I have witnessed or felt my entire conscious life. :( Henry just took it to the nth extreme.
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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby Jack of All Parades » Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:58 am

Today is Franz Kafka's 130th birthday anniversary- nice to see one of his memorable creations be recognized in this manner, particularly given the 'randomness' of Gregor's change and even the apple that figures in the story gets a Google nod 8)

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q= ... IF69SWug5A
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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby Otis Westinghouse » Thu Jul 04, 2013 6:27 pm

Wow, forgot completely that FK was a fellow Cancerian, or that he was born 1 year, 5 months and a day after Joyce. Golden years. I haven't really read Kafka since I was a student, but he's been in my consciousness since I read pretty much all his known work back then. Respect.
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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby Jack of All Parades » Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:26 am

Ah you Cancerians!! "As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams....." And you are so right, Otis, once read his stories keep a hold on one in the back recesses of one's mind. 8)
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