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    Quote Originally Posted by BR14 View Post
    i did say i had misgivings.
    they tried to change the location and timescales at 12:00 today, apologising for the short notice.

    i told them it wasn't possible.
    they tried again.
    i repeated my earlier statement.
    they tried again.
    i told them <in a professional manner> to shove it up their corporate arse
    A shame nonetheless. At least the prospect alleviated the normal daily tedium for a bit.

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    It has been raining here off and on. Sounds wetter than it is due to traffic splishing through the puddles.

    Have been looking for late breaks away in that crappy time betwixt Christmas and New Year. Madrid is looking good but I hear it's cold there this time of year.

    I haven't been outside for two days so I guess I will need to see what the world looks like tomorrow. Technically don't have to but there's a gin offer on at Waitrose that warrants investigating.

    Put a curtain up to cover the kitchen door as it's getting draughty and making me cold. Stops me getting out that door but there's only dying plants out there (much to the annoyance of my neighbour, so there's an incentive to leave them be). On the subject of plants, my rather pathetic fuschia has decided to flower again. The bamboo is looking more and more dead by the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladymuck View Post
    A shame nonetheless. At least the prospect alleviated the normal daily tedium for a bit.
    it's their loss.
    they need experienced engineers more than i need useless PM's

    or their money

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladymuck View Post
    A shame nonetheless. At least the prospect alleviated the normal daily tedium for a bit.
    Odd innit? I quite miss the endless tedium of eyer ejumakshen.

    Who'd have thunk?

    The evening's entertainment was BTVS S5 E14 & 15, plus Angel S2 E14 & 15.

    I'd quite forgotten that BTVS S5 E15 was so sad, how can one feel sympathy for a robot FFS.

    But there you go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ladymuck View Post
    On the subject of plants, my rather pathetic fuschia has decided to flower again. The bamboo is looking more and more dead by the day.
    “fuchsia” is one of the X11/HTML/CSS colour names I use all the time for things like outlines when working out how a layout is laying out

    Tonight’s movie premiere was Shutter Island (2010), a psychological thriller which I found intriguing and rather disturbing. Well worth a watch, but don’t expect to feel happy at the end

    One major problem with it was that, being set around the mid-1950s, it didn’t have any explosions on spaceships, there being no spaceships (of terrestrial origin) at that time; and on Friday night, one wants explosions on spaceships. So I then went for a rewatch of Jupiter Ascending (2015), which was criticised for being a bit complicated and confusing. Turns out it’s only those things if you’re easily confused and struggle with things that are complicated; I enjoyed it the first time I watched it, and even more this time

    And then I watched some more of The Wire S1: The Cost (TV Episode 2002) and The Hunt (TV Episode 2002)

    Goodnight all

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    ^^ Wot? No Bab5 which is replete with spaceships of many origins.

    Morning all if all there be

    Grey.

    Dark.

    Dreary.

    No current precipitation.

    Cold.

    17.2 deg in here at the moment.

    Sunless.
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    Tonight’s movie premiere was Shutter Island (2010)
    Recorded that ages ago, still not got round to watching it. Watch so little TV these days. Why don't they get rid of licence fees and have PAYG TV? It would be much cheaper for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xoggoth View Post
    Watch so little TV these days. Why don't they get rid of licence fees and have PAYG TV? It would be much cheaper for me.
    Me too, the limits of my viewing are the Oak Island nutjobs and Dr Pimplepopper.

    The rest of it is dvds.

    Sky sent me a "come back to Sky for £14" thing this morning that got ripped up.

    In with the hoi polloi wherein there is some sort of lecture or presentation about something I'm completely unaware of at 11:00.

    By which time I'll have buggered off so will forever remain a mystery.

    It drizzled on me all the way down to town.

    <hiatus>

    Home again home again jiggety jig.

    Another 6" or so of dvds added to the collection, plus a biography of Fred Dibnah.

    Lunch today was baked beans on Morrisons pumpkin seed toast.

    It was nice enough, now being joined by 1.05 pints of Good Glengettie Tea.

    Quote Originally Posted by xoggoth View Post
    Recorded that ages ago, still not got round to watching it.
    I recorded "Taken" the SF Spielberg thing from 2002 that started about the same time as 24.

    Never watched it and bought the box set of dvds for £2 the other day.

    So I have two opportunities to never watch it now.

    I have no idea which pile the vhs cassettes reside in, but I'm sure they're somewhere.

    Maybe over the rainbow by now though.

    In a change to the normal running of things, the stagger up to the viewless point is pencilled in for this afternoon.
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    Good afternoon

    This morning has seen a flurry of minor activity. Towels washed and hung on an airer. Hoovered the flat. White wash in the WM (it takes me ages to gather enough for a proper load as nearly all my clothes are dark). Bed linen stripped ready for the WM and leaving the bed to air for a bit before I remake it. Consolidated and broke down the collection of large delivery boxes I've gathered; the bin men will take them away on Tuesday.

    Having a cuppa and then it'll be dusting time.

    Neither my VAT return nor my OU assignment were done yesterday so I need to do those today. I no doubt will find other chores to do instead.

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