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Re: General chit-chat
« Reply #70 on: May 02, 2012, 01:04:38 PM »
If the flood hits at 1 in the morning and they come and get you at say 3 am, and get you into a motel at 5am, that is already your first night.

Yes, I'm familiar with that concept from some of my holidays - not that I'm equating the two things.

I always felt a bit ripped off to arrive at my accommodation about 4.00 am and have that count as one of the 7 or 14 nights - especially when up at 8.00 for a "welcome" meeting  ???
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Re: General chit-chat
« Reply #71 on: May 21, 2012, 08:53:13 PM »
I went out on an errand today leaving my stepson to cut the grass. I told him about the little red bulb on the mower to press three times - does it really have to be three times? ;) - and that as it was the first use since last summer it might take a while to start.

I got back to find the mower on the patio and not a blade of grass cut. He couldn't get it started. Reckoned he was pulling the cord/pressing the bulb etc for ten minutes and no luck.

I checked the oil - fine. Checked the gas - not much but it was all we had. Spark plug was connected.

I gripped the handle, pulled the cord gently until it stopped, here we go I was thinking as I jerked the cord back - for a start first time.  :D :D
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Re: General chit-chat
« Reply #72 on: May 23, 2012, 09:38:13 PM »
The family have been watching a lot of wildlife stuff lately. It's always been quite exciting to see the chase, the craft and the kill of a lion or cheetah, whatever.

But some of these scenes have been quite ruthless, with the young becoming isolated from the rest and then targeted by a pack - especially by Hyenas who then proceed to eat the victim while still alive.

Tonight there was even an elephant eventually brought down by several lions.

It makes one wonder how so many people can describe themselves as animal lovers when they're such vicious, sneaky beasts  :D
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special delivery
« Reply #73 on: May 31, 2012, 08:26:02 AM »
Anyone else get a strange package in the mail yesterday?  :o
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Hurricane season
« Reply #74 on: June 01, 2012, 06:07:29 PM »
Since when did Hurricane Season officially begin today?

I suppose it must do if they say so, but I don't remember hearing that before. We're not even into summer yet and I always thought of it as being later in the year.
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Re: General chit-chat
« Reply #75 on: June 01, 2012, 10:27:38 PM »
I think the whole thing will probably blow over after a couple of days.
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Re: General chit-chat
« Reply #76 on: June 08, 2012, 07:29:18 PM »
I was shopping today.

The checkout operator said "24-24"

I said, "it's okay, I heard it the first time."

"Sorry?"

"I said I heard it the first time you said it."

"Said what?"

"24"

"you lost me."

"You said '24-24' and I was making a joke about you saying 24 and hearing it so it didn't need to be said twice. It was a joke."

"Eh?"


Of course this didn't really happen. But I was very tempted to say it. Would you get the joke?

It's based on an old joke where someone orders "Fish and chips twice please" only to be answered "It's okay, I heard you the first time."
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It's a miracle
« Reply #77 on: June 18, 2012, 01:44:44 PM »
I was looking at the Moncton leaflet earlier. Under 'swimming' it said something along the lines of "you can swim for $2 from June 25" - no need for lessons or anything. Just pay your money and on that day you'll be able to swim.  :laugh:
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Friday 13th
« Reply #78 on: July 13, 2012, 09:37:37 AM »
So much for the dreaded Friday the 13th today.

I buttered a piece of toast and it fell on the floor - butter side up.




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Re: General chit-chat
« Reply #79 on: July 13, 2012, 01:46:08 PM »
I was lucky enough to find a nickel at the Superstore, then five minutes later to have my debit card not work at the checkout. The nickel did't even come close to covering the cost of my groceries.
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