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Old 05-01-2013, 01:18 PM   #3646
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BUT, reading about the bombing in London in WWII, the Blitz...I mean, every single day they expected bombing. I can't even imagine. For like 57 days.
Thanks, hon.

My Dad (73 today!) played on bombsites as a child.
Nan was given her first cigarette to calm her nerves during an air-raid. By a Doctor.
And Auntie Alice (or maybe she was telling it about one of her sisters?) risked a doodlebug in an air-raid to get home on time, Nanny Doyle's wrath being more immediate than bombing.

WWII is over.
The wounds of the Troubles are slowly healing.
My heart goes out to current generations of children living through violent conflict throughout this world. It is now as it's always been. But it's damaging. We're so much closer to primitive than we want to admit.
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Old 05-25-2013, 07:19 AM   #3647
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This is post whoring of the whoriest kind.
If you can access it, it's me on the radio.

I listen to BBC Radio Five Live every day, but especially enjoy it on Saturday mornings.
Danny Baker and then Fighting Talk.
But although Danny Baker hosts an eclectic show, it's still nominally sports based, so I have never felt qualified to call in.
This morning however, one of the topics was "people you have argued with in dreams" and I had the perfect dream-related anecdote (you know me and my dreams!)

So I texted. And they called back. And I was on the show!
This is the link to the show, no idea if it can be accessed outside the UK - assuming you even want to. FFWD to 1:37 (one hour 37 minutes into the show.)

It's me!
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Old 05-25-2013, 07:39 AM   #3648
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It was pretty devastating news. I'm afraid for the future but I must stay strong. I need to go to bed, I can barely keep my eyes open, but every time they close, they cry.

Thank you all for your thoughts. Goodnight.
Wishing you strength. Share with us what you can and know we're here for you.

Sent by thought transference
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Old 05-28-2013, 04:04 PM   #3649
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So I thought I was supposed to start work today so I showed up...found out its really tomorrow. Oops.
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Old 05-28-2013, 05:13 PM   #3650
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That's what employers want... enthusiasm !!!
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Old 05-28-2013, 06:29 PM   #3651
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Pondering what sort of job to go after for next year and where ... whatever happens, a move will be involved. Change is good, I think ... I could be in upstate New York or in West Virginia or in North Carolina. If I were to win the lottery and score an Ivy, hell yes. Texas or San Fran, possible but probably not. I'd prefer the east coast for family reasons. But whether to go for academic or non-academic ... still up in the air. The scales are leaning toward academic.
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Old 05-28-2013, 11:46 PM   #3652
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"...spiteful *and* bitchy." I hope you set them straight! Criticizing your decor, the nerve!
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Old 05-29-2013, 03:35 AM   #3653
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"...spiteful *and* bitchy." I hope you set them straight! Criticizing your decor, the nerve!
Actually I didn't dare tell Danny that my reaction was to stammer out a few words and then go blub.
The production team were not happy because it made all blotchy for the next shots, but they blamed me and not the band!

Now you can see why I held a grudge for so long
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Old 06-04-2013, 10:33 PM   #3654
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Out of pretty much nowhere, I decided to defrost and clean my fridge/freezer this afternoon. Granted, it needed it, but WTF? Like I didn't have other stuff I could be doing?
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Old 06-05-2013, 02:42 AM   #3655
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Can't sleep. I have to be up in 3 hours for a six hour industrial plant tour, then a 5 hour drive home. Two more long-distance site visits this week. I'm so tired.
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Old 06-05-2013, 07:09 AM   #3656
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Sleepy, but sketching out on DeviantArt's limited free to use tool. Will be pasting up the results on cellar in a while.
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Old 06-06-2013, 11:07 AM   #3657
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I did something ridiculous today.
I used the cord to pull up the blind in the bathroom and it fell off the wall. I swear I did not yank it or do anything I could be blamed for.
But this is a new blind. Who pulled the cord off the last one? Oh, me.

So I panicked.
The blind falling down dislodged the items on the bathroom shelf and made such a racket. The 'rents were charging up the stairs to make sure I was okay. How to make myself a victim and not be blamed...? I put a tiny spot of shampoo in my eye. I figured it must have been tested so that I wouldn't go blind.
OWWWW! Something went in my eye!

It has hurt and made my eye red and sore all day, despite me going to the chemist and saying I got shampoo in my eye (by accident of course!) and getting an eye-wash.

In truth I have simply suffered for the lie.
I didn't do anything wrong on the blind (window blind) front, and I did not lie about something in my eye, just how it got there.
I am sore and sorry because I could not admit the truth.
And am punished because it does still hurt like buggery and I am Pink Eye Olney.

Not looking for sympathy here, because it serves me right for being duplicitous.
Just sharing because I can't tell anyone else how bloody stupid I am.
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Old 06-06-2013, 11:11 AM   #3658
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I'm sorry about your eye anyway.
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Old 06-06-2013, 11:56 AM   #3659
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Stop it before you blind go.
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Old 06-06-2013, 12:02 PM   #3660
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I can still see what you did there.
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