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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #600 on: 18 July, 2010, 10:36:54 PM »
So soon after my own 40th birthday, I wake up to find my eldest son seven tomorrow. As I miraculously am not due back to work for three days, we decided to spread his birthday out over a 48 hour period- today we went to some godawful kids play center, where I was up to my neck in balls... then we took him home and gave him his present from my parents.

But- Oh The Horror!- they'd got him two PS3 games! And he only has a PS2! Cue much wailing and gnashing of teeth... right up until I walk in with the other present he's allowed to open today- a PS3!

So, while I am an arm and a leg poorer, I had the splendid exprience of two very happy little boys all day. That qualifies as "sort of okay" I think.

And tomorrow he gets more games and a complete, bound, run of JD:LotF and a Death figure.

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Very OK!!  Lucky boys.

Mine got his own 360 for the first time at Xmas and he was delighted.  I bet they were very happy chappies.

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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #601 on: 19 July, 2010, 01:09:46 AM »


None of them would like to be married to myself because i enjoy doing stuff like Hoovering and cooking etc partly because when i lived at home everyone chipped in with household chores.

It was like that for me too.

As a result I tend to do all the hoovering, dusting, dishes and most of the stuff like cleaning bathrooms and doing the gardens.  Cooking is the one thing I don't do much.

We work equal hours (both part time) and spend pretty similar time doing stuff with our son.  

I am grateful for it now but not always at the time.Everyone had to pull their weight unless of course it was my younger sister who never seemed to have to do anything at all  >:(

My Mum didnt go to work but she didnt see why she should have to do everything around the house which is fair enough really so i ended up being totally domesticated and i learnt to cook.Chopping or sawing up firewood was the chore i always enjoyed the most and cleaning the cars and window cleaning was another.If and when i start a family i will have a similar regime because i reckon it was beneficial.
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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #602 on: 19 July, 2010, 01:10:55 AM »
In classroom all night being taught CPC Bollocks. Still getting paid for it and there is no test at the end, what a waste of everyone's time and effort.
By the way, it's all to do with driving, which amazingly I do know how to do.
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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #603 on: 19 July, 2010, 01:24:26 AM »
I'm glad you said it's to do with driving, because I've no idea what CPC is!  :D
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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #604 on: 19 July, 2010, 01:42:33 AM »
It's an old 8-bit computer manufactured by Amstrad.

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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #605 on: 19 July, 2010, 06:00:12 AM »
It's a Certificate of Professional Competence, it takes a week to cover all the modules (how to drive, laws & legislations, etc...) and it's a complete waste of time.
You have to know at least 90% of it to get your LGV licence, still I am home early and I'm still on the clock getting paid.
We have to do this every 5 years so most companies are breaking it down to 1 day every year. I can't wait to see what they have lined up for us next year.
Still the four of us in the class had a good laugh, especially when we all seemed to start to nod off about 04:00 ish  :lol:

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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #606 on: 19 July, 2010, 05:47:34 PM »
I have just been on holiday at my mum's house. I got to cuddle my baby niece and several dogs too.

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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #607 on: 22 July, 2010, 07:23:13 PM »
...a couple of glasses of raki with orange juice, over ice.

And to follow, spiced up veggie sausage omelette with mushroom rice.  :D
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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #608 on: 22 July, 2010, 10:22:05 PM »
It's a Certificate of Professional Competence, it takes a week to cover all the modules (how to drive, laws & legislations, etc...) and it's a complete waste of time.
You have to know at least 90% of it to get your LGV licence, still I am home early and I'm still on the clock getting paid.
We have to do this every 5 years so most companies are breaking it down to 1 day every year. I can't wait to see what they have lined up for us next year.
Still the four of us in the class had a good laugh, especially when we all seemed to start to nod off about 04:00 ish  :lol:


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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #609 on: 23 July, 2010, 12:21:33 PM »
... saw Front Line Assembly on Tuesday who were brilliant. Another immensely influential band from way back when ticked off my List.

Just booked tickets to see Young Gods in December. They're also on my list.

More up to date: also booked tickets to see Rotersand who are one of my favourite current 'futurepop' bands.

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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #610 on: 23 July, 2010, 02:01:25 PM »
Just booked tickets to see Young Gods in December.

Young Gods are tha shizzle.

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« Reply #611 on: 23 July, 2010, 02:07:55 PM »
More up to date: also booked tickets to see Rotersand who are one of my favourite current 'futurepop' bands.

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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #612 on: 25 July, 2010, 11:40:03 AM »
I suspect there is nothing that Julian and especially that Noel don't know about goth culture. :D

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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #613 on: 26 July, 2010, 08:24:13 PM »
Since getting a new PC with Windows 7, I've been convinced my old printer/scanner was no longer operable. The image program I used to import images with could not find the scanner or import. According to Dell this model is not compatible with windows 7 and there are no plans to create new drivers.

However I've just discovered that if I approach it from a different direction (ie open the device itself and select SCAN) it actually does work! If I wasn't a lazy git who never gets around to anything, I'd have forked out for a new scanner by now.

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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #614 on: 26 July, 2010, 09:33:52 PM »
I fixed my MP3 player :).

I hadn't used it for a couple of weeks and the battery had drained and wouldn't charge up. I was looking on-line to see if I could get a new battery or something and I found out that I needed to do a firmware update instead as there was a bug that caused charging problems, which I did and it worked.

This is only sort of OK because it's quite an old player and I was looking forward to replacing it with something shinier.
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