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    Sticky: Bron/Broen S3E4...

    Bron/Broen S3E4 on the box tonight :bluelight

    Rain seems to have settled in for the night :frown

    Goodnight all :wave: :tired
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    Sticky: Teeming down here now :frown

    Teeming down here now :frown
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    Sticky: Tea has been ribs and chips :tongue This means...

    Tea has been ribs and chips :tongue

    This means there's now space for one portion of the ribs I'll be making tomorrow :rolleyes:

    Different sauce tomorrow though; I remembered to get some of that...
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    Sticky: Sadly not :(

    Sadly not :(
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    Sticky: Ages ago I bought a big box of labels from...

    Ages ago I bought a big box of labels from Staples, not because I really needed them for anything in particular, but because I have no impulse control in a stationery shop. So I'm gradually working...
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    Sticky: I label my soups and stews, but turnover is...

    I label my soups and stews, but turnover is generally rapid enough that it's not an issue. One advantage of it not being very big, I suppose :rolleyes:
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    Sticky: It's absolutely jam packed in there already, but...

    It's absolutely jam packed in there already, but I can find a bit of space by doing things like taking frozen meat out of the plastic containers full of space it comes in and vacuum-packing it...
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    Sticky: Soup divvied up. Six generous helpings :tongue ...

    Soup divvied up. Six generous helpings :tongue

    No idea how I'll fit it in the freezer :laugh

    Still, one is lunch tomorrow and the rest'll be fine in the fridge for a few days before freezing if...
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    Sticky: :eek Good luck!

    :eek

    Good luck!
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    Sticky: It is odd. I assured her the old card was still...

    It is odd. I assured her the old card was still valid as I was still using it (I hadn't even opened the envelope with the new one yet and wasn't absolutely certain that was what it was) so she tried...
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    Sticky: Walk briskly walked, green ring closed :emb I...

    Walk briskly walked, green ring closed :emb

    I figured I'd get it out of the way before Storm Zarg The Merciless (or whatever it's called this time) moves in and rains continuously on us for the...
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    Poll: There's this 124-page document:...

    There's this 124-page document: https://www.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.dcd.225699/gov.uscourts.dcd.225699.1.0_3.pdf

    It starts



    …You get the gist :rolleyes:
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    Poll: I did hear of a woman who tried to vote in person...

    I did hear of a woman who tried to vote in person after already submitting a postal ballot, and another who tried to vote using a dead person's details. Both of them were caught before being able to...
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    Sticky: Bloody car insurance told me they hadn't been...

    Bloody car insurance told me they hadn't been able to take my money and were going to charge me a £30 late fee. It turns out their computer refuses to use a debit card that expires the same month as...
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    Sticky: Soup still a-making and I decided I didn't want...

    Soup still a-making and I decided I didn't want to wait any longer, so lunch has been the last of the Scottish sausage rolls :tongue

    This also means the soup gets a chance to mature in the fridge...
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    Poll: https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/01/state...

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/01/statement.html
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    Poll: Do you mean the allegations of vote fraud that...

    Do you mean the allegations of vote fraud that resulted in around sixty court cases throughout the USA, all of which but one they lost because they were unable to present any evidence of vote fraud?...
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    Had to quickly check, but I haven't already posted that version. Phew! :)
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    Sticky: Lunch will be late today; the remains of the Big...

    Lunch will be late today; the remains of the Big Chicken and assorted veg are now turning into stock in the InstantPot™ and will then form the base of zingy chicken, tomato and lentil soup :)
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    Sticky: Links are up :)

    Links are up :)
  21. Monday Links from the Lockdown vol. DLXXVII

    If you repost these to your ClientCo's online chat system, it'll keep them all so distracted they won't notice you're also spending the afternoon reading them instead of working ;)


    The...
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Grey day out again,...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Grey day out again, currently 4°C but expected to rise to 6° this afternoon, then soar to 10° by sunrise tomorrow :ind

    Barometers: 1010/1018mB.

    Bit of an unsettled...
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    Sticky: No telly tonight, other than the usual police...

    No telly tonight, other than the usual police nonsense whilst eating.

    Goodnight all :wave: :tired
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    Sticky: Chicken and chips for tea, with lashings of red...

    Chicken and chips for tea, with lashings of red sauce :tongue
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    Phil Spectre :)

    Phil Spectre :)
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    Sticky: Try racing up and down The Mall at 70mph for an...

    Try racing up and down The Mall at 70mph for an hour or so, that should sort it out :)
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    Sticky: Hope she's OK! :eek:

    Hope she's OK! :eek:
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    Sticky: Afternoon denizens :wave: Grey but mild out,...

    Afternoon denizens :wave:

    Grey but mild out, 6°C and forecast to soar to 7° Real Soon Now (then de-soar), 1014/1022mB on the barometers :ind

    Capuchin rescue going on on Monkey World :)
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    Sticky: Tonight's major movie premiere was National...

    Tonight's major movie premiere was National Treasure (2004) which was pretty good actually; pure hokum, but none the worse for that :)

    And then a rewatch of Molly's Game (2017), which is also...
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    Sticky: And very nice it was as always :tongue ...

    And very nice it was as always :tongue

    Busyness status: bit of a rush being dealt with when I arrived :)
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    Sticky: In the Chinese :)

    In the Chinese :)
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    Sticky: I'm hoping I get the one with Flight Simulator :)

    I'm hoping I get the one with Flight Simulator :)
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    Sticky: Just tried one of the Scottish sausage rolls...

    Just tried one of the Scottish sausage rolls cold, and they're very nice that way too :tongue
  34. KUATB...

    KUATB :D
  35. You should follow her advice from 2012: ...

    You should follow her advice from 2012:



    :smokin
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    Sticky: Afternoon denizens :wave: Phew what a...

    Afternoon denizens :wave:

    Phew what a scorcher! It's a sizzling 8°C out there today, though overcast. No more rain after last night's deluge; barometric readings are 1004 and 1012mB :)
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    Sticky: On the big (if you sit close to it) screen...

    On the big (if you sit close to it) screen tonight, first up was Dans la brume (2018), which in English is called Hold Your Breath, though IMDb's search autocomplete likes to think that it's called A...
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    Sticky: Tea has been chicken in red wine sauce with chips...

    Tea has been chicken in red wine sauce with chips and peas :tongue

    It was zero outside earlier, but it's warmed up to 1°C now. The snow that was forecast for later has been replaced with rain.
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    Sticky: I'm group 6 AFAIK, but my GP surgery only joined...

    I'm group 6 AFAIK, but my GP surgery only joined the local list of ones that are dishing out appointments this week. Apparently I'll have to go to a health centre across town for it. But unless they...
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    Sticky: Exercise bicycling done, green ring closed :emb

    Exercise bicycling done, green ring closed :emb
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    Sticky: I know they're often pessimistic when setting the...

    I know they're often pessimistic when setting the dates, but on the other hand it'd be annoying to go to make a roast pork dinner and find they'd got it right this time :D
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    Sticky: Lunch was a bowl of yesterday's Scotch broth with...

    Lunch was a bowl of yesterday's Scotch broth with wholemeal bread. Turned out nice again :tongue
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    Sticky: Discovered that Sainsbury's really stiffed me on...

    Discovered that Sainsbury's really stiffed me on the use-by dates for the meat in yesterday's order; one of them is today, FFS :eyes

    This is annoying as it means stuff that's scheduled for next...
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    Sticky: I might be earlier than that due to "preexisting...

    I might be earlier than that due to "preexisting conditions" putting me in a higher (but not highest) risk category :)
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    Sticky: Afternoon denizens :wave: Grey day out, 2°C...

    Afternoon denizens :wave:

    Grey day out, 2°C and that's s good as it gets, 1019/1028mB :grey

    My mother has had her first dose of the vaccine! :banana:
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    Sticky: The Norwegians seem to have been inspired by The...

    The Norwegians seem to have been inspired by The Wave and The Quake and decided that what the world needs is more Norwegian disaster movies; and I'm not about to disagree. So tonight's Norwegian...
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    Sticky: Well, what a to-do that's been! :rolleyes: The...

    Well, what a to-do that's been! :rolleyes:

    The lamb scouse took longer than anticipated because the bulk of the ingredients were straight out of the fridge; I usually use water from the kettle, so...
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    Sticky: Exercise bicycling done, green ring closed :emb

    Exercise bicycling done, green ring closed :emb
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    Sticky: Got to get my Big Chicken on soon :) The...

    Got to get my Big Chicken on soon :)

    The Scotch broth has been divvied up and is cooling ready for the fridge. And I'll make the scouse in the InstantPot™ while the chicken is roasting.

    And...
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    Sticky: Lunch has been a couple of sausage rolls :tongue...

    Lunch has been a couple of sausage rolls :tongue

    They're from that Scottish butcher, added to the food parcel my mother got me for Christmas to take it up to the amount necessary for free...
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