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Author Topic: Life is riddled with a procession of minor impediments  (Read 686444 times)

Colin YNWA

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Re: Life is riddled with a procession of minor impediments
« Reply #8115 on: 01 October, 2020, 04:45:29 PM »
That's pretty damned sucky Mardroid, but glad to see you are chipper enough to put it in the 'minor impediment' bit.

are you in a field that currently has options? Either way good luck with the hunt.

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Re: Life is riddled with a procession of minor impediments
« Reply #8116 on: 01 October, 2020, 11:34:44 PM »
Mainly data entry/admin work, so not too bad I guess. Also I've done quite a bit of warehouse work, but I think I'll avoid that if I can. 😁 I'm not best suited to it...but there seems a lot more if it.

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Re: Life is riddled with a procession of minor impediments
« Reply #8117 on: 31 October, 2020, 04:28:01 AM »
I love my cat Dorian but since I moved my PC to the only place in the house that can pick up an internet signal he has not developed the habit of sitting on top of the tower. This wouldn't be QUITE so bad but the little devil accidently keeps turning it off in inopportune times... usually when I am gaming ... I don't know how to stop the furry fiend!

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Re: Life is riddled with a procession of minor impediments
« Reply #8118 on: 23 November, 2020, 12:14:14 AM »
This is only a minor impediment, as per the thread demands, and really I dont mind, but...

I've just spent the best part of six hours trying to pull fifteen hundred consecutive words- that make sense- out of my arse, on the subject of phylogenetic modelling, behavioural ecology and nonhuman primate modelling, with particular reference to A. robustus and H. erectus.

As I say, I don't mind too much as I wanted to do this course in the first place, I have loved every second (except the last six hours) and I have learned more than I ever thought possible for a fifty year old man with the approximate cranial capacity of a K. platyops. That's a self-deprecating anthropology joke, because after six hours that's all I can manage.

What really brings this into the realm of "minor impediments" is that I had the tv on throughout, muted. I closed my laptop, sat back, took a drag of my vape, enjoyed a minute of silent empty headedness, and Unmuted the telly.

...To hear David Attenbrough talking about exactly what I had been writing about, and hopelessly stuck on, two hours ago- and which had nearly driven me to bash my head against the wall and cry, until I finally worked it out.

It's now just after midnight. I can afford to sleep and have time to edit tomorrow, before submitting my writing in the evening. So while i appreciate the help, Sir David, you could have orchestrated it so you were on a few hours earlier, and I might have been able to spend a bit of time with that book I now won't get to read before Tuesday.

SBT

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Re: Life is riddled with a procession of minor impediments
« Reply #8119 on: 23 November, 2020, 12:29:33 AM »
 :lol: :lol:

Reminds me of when I was on holiday in Croatia years ago with my (sadly departed) best mate, and we were in the hotel drinking and got to wondering as to how the feck concrete was made.  It being pre-internet-on-demand-times, we realised neither of us had a clue, switched on the telly, flicked through the channels, and found a documentary - on an English speaking channel - about how concrete was made.

A better outcome for us than for you, I'll grant you.

 
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Re: Life is riddled with a procession of minor impediments
« Reply #8120 on: 23 November, 2020, 08:28:27 AM »
Brilliant story, SBT!  But I can guarantee you'll remember all that far better than if you'd received it straight from the lips of the divine Dave in the first place.