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Re: The Thread for Those Who Wish to be Digressive
« Reply #140 on: May 24, 2018, 05:08:26 AM »
I make no complaint about the difficulties which I face.  I just scratch my head over how easy certain well-placed idiots appear to have it.
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Re: The Thread for Those Who Wish to be Digressive
« Reply #141 on: May 24, 2018, 05:15:48 AM »
When a lady remarked ‘How ridiculous!’ to me after I told her she couldn’t break in line, I just smiled. A line she, in fact, left for 10 minutes and tried to sneak back in. Not on my watch as I have already been waiting for 15 minutes!
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Re: The Thread for Those Who Wish to be Digressive
« Reply #142 on: May 24, 2018, 05:26:14 AM »
Well settled back in to my regular routine at the gym. And last Wednesday all my sworn enemies were there too - The Instagram Kid, Indoor Shades and Hat dick, ol' Betsy, King Leer, Lady Nohips, Bob - but as usual I just got to work.
"You overestimate my power of attraction," he told her. "No, I don't," she replied sharply, "and neither do you".

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Re: The Thread for Those Who Wish to be Digressive
« Reply #143 on: May 24, 2018, 06:36:01 AM »
Well settled back in to my regular routine at the gym. And last Wednesday all my sworn enemies were there too - The Instagram Kid, Indoor Shades and Hat dick, ol' Betsy, King Leer, Lady Nohips, Bob - but as usual I just got to work.

 :P That’s quite an impressive cast of villains. :)
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Re: The Thread for Those Who Wish to be Digressive
« Reply #144 on: May 24, 2018, 06:53:23 AM »
:P That’s quite an impressive cast of villains. :)

Ah, I can handle them easy. ;) Not a single one could fight their way on to the bench of even a third rate Batman knockoff. 8) ;D
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Re: The Thread for Those Who Wish to be Digressive
« Reply #145 on: May 25, 2018, 01:20:20 AM »
It’s like Holiday Weekend Preview—the luxury of getting up an hour later because the office is already starting to down tools the Friday before.
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Re: The Thread for Those Who Wish to be Digressive
« Reply #146 on: May 29, 2018, 12:59:29 AM »
Anyway, this morning a woman approached and (awkwardly) asked me out. It's not a regular occurrence, but it does happen once in a while and in this case wasn't totally unexpected. I politely declined due to the fact I'm already discreetly carousing (is it possible to discreetly carouse?) with one of her colleagues, and even I'm not that greedy and/or stupid.
"You overestimate my power of attraction," he told her. "No, I don't," she replied sharply, "and neither do you".

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Re: The Thread for Those Who Wish to be Digressive
« Reply #147 on: May 31, 2018, 09:23:52 AM »
Some while ago, I let my Hubway (the bicycle-on-demand service here in Boston) subscription lapse, because over a two- or three-week period, there were (pretty consistently) no bicycles available at one of the (relatively few) docks which I use regularly.  Repeated attempts at outreach to their customer service yielded no change, and the timing coincided with when my subscription was up for renewal.

Well, the Hubway has now rebranded as Bluebikes (with Mass General as a sponsor), and I have noticed many bikes in the dock at the Old State House when I get of the bus in the morning.  A promotional e-mail msg came in offering a $15 discount on the renewal, so I went ahead and decided to give it a fresh shot.

After all, I have this bicycle helmet sitting atop my file cabinet, which has done nothing but sit there for, what? one year, two years?

I'll start by hopping back on this afternoon . . . .
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His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

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Re: The Thread for Those Who Wish to be Digressive
« Reply #148 on: June 04, 2018, 07:38:36 AM »
Today, 4 June 2018 at 12:30 PM the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company Parade will form at Faneuil Hall (Congress & North Streets) and will march to the Boston Common for a Change of Command Ceremony. During the Change of Command Ceremony (between 1 - 2 PM), the group will fire military artillery which will result in loud booms.
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[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
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His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

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Re: The Thread for Those Who Wish to be Digressive
« Reply #149 on: June 04, 2018, 07:42:16 AM »
Today, 4 June 2018 at 12:30 PM the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company Parade will form at Faneuil Hall (Congress & North Streets) and will march to the Boston Common for a Change of Command Ceremony. During the Change of Command Ceremony (between 1 - 2 PM), the group will fire military artillery which will result in loud booms.

... which could be recorded and, perhaps, used in a musical composition...

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Re: The Thread for Those Who Wish to be Digressive
« Reply #150 on: June 04, 2018, 08:56:43 AM »
( Oot and with utmost respect, I offer the suggestion that perhaps you've been thinking of one thread and posting in another? This is six - letter words... )

You are right, and I am quite nearly ashamed . . . .
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His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

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Re: The Thread for Those Who Wish to be Digressive
« Reply #151 on: June 14, 2018, 08:08:17 AM »
On BBC 2 - a discussion on censorship between Derek Hart, The Bishop of Woolwich, and a nude man.
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Re: The Thread for Those Who Wish to be Digressive
« Reply #152 on: June 20, 2018, 02:37:31 AM »
I've just been informed a piece of grip that had been borrowed from me has been destroyed in a fire. It's a pity, but when everything else that was lost in the same blaze is taken into account it puts it (all) further into perspective -




https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-44509670


e: second in the same street over the past six months - https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2018/glasgows-pavilion-theatre-remain-closed-two-months-following-fire/
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"You overestimate my power of attraction," he told her. "No, I don't," she replied sharply, "and neither do you".