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    Sticky: Soupy day, soupy lunch: Heinz cream of tomato,...

    Soupy day, soupy lunch: Heinz cream of tomato, with a crust of wholemeal bread and a couple of rounds of sesame bloomer toast :tongue
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    Sticky: :laugh

    :laugh
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    Sticky: Sorted: Royal Mail launches 72p parcel pick-up...

    Sorted: Royal Mail launches 72p parcel pick-up service - BBC News :)
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    Sticky: Exercise bicycling done, green ring closed :emb ...

    Exercise bicycling done, green ring closed :emb

    Raining steadily :ind
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Grey, wet, 14°C kind...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Grey, wet, 14°C kind of day :frown
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    Sticky: Apart from some Police Interceptors whilst...

    Apart from some Police Interceptors whilst dining, tonight's only viewing was The Sopranos S4E1, For All Debts Public and Private (TV Episode 2002).

    The rain is holding off at the moment, waiting...
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    Sticky: Chicken madras, rice and naan for tea. Lovely...

    Chicken madras, rice and naan for tea. Lovely stuff :tongue
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    Sticky: First time I saw them live was November 1982, on...

    First time I saw them live was November 1982, on the Choose Your Masques tour. They had an array of sixteen TV screens behind them showing all kinds of videos and graphics, many of which I was able...
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    Sticky: Good article about Hawkwind: Acid, nudity and...

    Good article about Hawkwind: Acid, nudity and sci-fi nightmares: why Hawkwind were the radicals of 1970s rock | Music | The Guardian :music:
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    Sticky: :yay: Had he come to chalk an X on your door?...

    :yay:

    Had he come to chalk an X on your door? :rolleyes:
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    Sticky: Rain! :eek: Looks like it'll be continuing off...

    Rain! :eek:

    Looks like it'll be continuing off and on this evening, then on continuously through the night and tomorrow :ohwell
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    Sticky: Amble ambled, prescription collected, green ring...

    Amble ambled, prescription collected, green ring closed :)
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    Sticky: Lunch: a couple of rounds of buttered wholemeal...

    Lunch: a couple of rounds of buttered wholemeal toast :tongue

    After some veritable sunshine earlier, it's gone back to fairly overcast out there :ohwell

    But the promised 17°C has been...
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Quite a bit of rain...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Quite a bit of rain overnight :frown

    But it's done now, the sun is starting to break through, it's 14°C and forecast to reach 17°, and though there's a bit of a breeze,...
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    Sticky: As it's due to cease being Included with Prime in...

    As it's due to cease being Included with Prime in a couple of days, I thought I'd watch Charlie's Angels (2000), but it was such intolerable tripe that it lasted approximately five minutes before I...
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    Sticky: What I need is some way of generating substantial...

    What I need is some way of generating substantial quantities of passive income so I can spend all my time reading stuff that might be suitable for Monday Links :D
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    Sticky: Ribs and chips for tea :tongue

    Ribs and chips for tea :tongue
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    Sticky: Lunch: zingy chicken, tomato and lentil soup with...

    Lunch: zingy chicken, tomato and lentil soup with wholemeal bread :tongue

    As I have a Big Chicken to roast, I need to decide what soup to make with the leftovers. It's chicken and barley's turn,...
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    Sticky: Exercise bicycling (low-resistance) done, green...

    Exercise bicycling (low-resistance) done, green ring closed :emb
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    The USA (and, for all I know, Europe) had a...

    The USA (and, for all I know, Europe) had a severe shortage of dumbbells earlier in the year, as people bought up existing stocks to get fit during lockdown. Turns out they're mostly manufactured in...
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    Sticky: Links are up :)

    Links are up :)
  22. Monday Links from the Lockdown vol. DLXIV

    Things are still getting worse before they get better, but that's only in the real world. Everything's fine on the Internet if you look in the right places :)


    How “Am I the Asshole?” Created a...
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    Sticky: Not any more - well, not after Friday :eek: ...

    Not any more - well, not after Friday :eek:

    Covid; Wales told to stay home in circuit-breaker lockdown - BBC News :ohwell
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Grey, dry, 10°C :ind ...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Grey, dry, 10°C :ind

    The chestnut tree is looking nice and golden, but is also becoming sparser, and the leaves are building up on the ground beneath :ohwell
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    Sticky: Tonight's viewing was Hacksaw Ridge (2016)...

    Tonight's viewing was Hacksaw Ridge (2016), as it ceases to be "Included with Prime" in a couple of days. Excellent film, though the battle scenes on Okinawa are horrific. Second film I've watched...
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    Sticky: Lamb scouse with a couple of bits of sesame...

    Lamb scouse with a couple of bits of sesame bloomer for tea :tongue
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    Sticky: :D

    :D
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    Sticky: It's a good film, that :)

    It's a good film, that :)
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    Sticky: Late lunch: ham, pea and lentil soup with...

    Late lunch: ham, pea and lentil soup with wholemeal bread :tongue
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    Sticky: Exercise bicycling done, green ring closed :emb ...

    Exercise bicycling done, green ring closed :emb

    Low resistance though, as the knee's still not completely happy :ohwell
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    Sticky: Afternoon denizens :wave: Grey, dry, 11°C :ind

    Afternoon denizens :wave:

    Grey, dry, 11°C :ind
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    Sticky: Tonight's first movie premiere was, as predicted,...

    Tonight's first movie premiere was, as predicted, 1917 (2019), which I thought was very good. I was particularly impressed by the various scenes in the trenches and in the craters in no man's land,...
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    Sticky: You're supposed to flee the Plague City, not...

    You're supposed to flee the Plague City, not return to it :D
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    Sticky: No post from the Chinese as my phone battery was...

    No post from the Chinese as my phone battery was very low :rolleyes:

    But it was very nice, as always :tongue

    Busyness: "Not really", though this was said after checking and bagging an order...
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    Sticky: :banana: :banana2: :banana:

    :banana: :banana2: :banana:
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    Sticky: Ah well, if it turns out to be tripe I've got...

    Ah well, if it turns out to be tripe I've got plenty of other stuff to switch to :)
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    Sticky: Just seen that it's "included with Prime" so I...

    Just seen that it's "included with Prime" so I might watch it tonight :)
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    Sticky: Lunch: roast pork butty on sesame bloomer :tongue...

    Lunch: roast pork butty on sesame bloomer :tongue

    While shifting the clotheshorse out of the way, I managed to gash the base of my finger on a sharp bit thereof where the plastic coating has...
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    Sticky: Afternoon denizens :wave: Grey day, neither...

    Afternoon denizens :wave:

    Grey day, neither warm nor cold at 11°C. The forecast says no rain but I reckon I can smell it in the air now and then, and the radar shows a shower or two in the...
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    Sticky: Tonight's major motion picture premiere was Gangs...

    Tonight's major motion picture premiere was Gangs of New York, but I was an hour and ten minutes into it with much more than that to go and it felt like it hadn't even got started yet, so I assumed...
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    Sticky: Bedford is in the Milton Keynes postcode area,...

    Bedford is in the Milton Keynes postcode area, but Bedford is not in Milton Keynes.

    Postcode prefixes are vague and arbitrary symbols of the way the GPO envisaged postal deliveries might...
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    Sticky: Tea tonight has been a pie made with the shin of...

    Tea tonight has been a pie made with the shin of beef and concomitant gravy I cooked this afternoon, with chips and peas. Very nice it was :tongue

    Though thinking through the time it took, it...
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    Sticky: So places that are not in Slough then? :rolleyes:

    So places that are not in Slough then? :rolleyes:
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    Sticky: You'll be able to do the "The Office" tour,...

    You'll be able to do the "The Office" tour, should some enterprising person have thought of setting one up :)

    Though the office building got knocked down the other year, and there isn't really...
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    Sticky: Mundane laundry is on, and indeed nearly done...

    Mundane laundry is on, and indeed nearly done :tumble:

    And the concoction with the shin of beef is made, and turned out really well. It's cooling now, as its ultimate destiny awaits it this...
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    Sticky: Lunch was a cold bit of M&S southern not-fried...

    Lunch was a cold bit of M&S southern not-fried chicken left over from tea the other night :tongue

    The other leftover bits have been stashed in the freezer for future lunches.

    And the...
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    Sticky: And the 300th issue of Viz is in the shops...

    And the 300th issue of Viz is in the shops :banana2:
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    Sticky: Shopping done! :banana: Just Sainsbury's this...

    Shopping done! :banana:

    Just Sainsbury's this week, and I didn't even need that much. But I was able to secure a Big Chicken, so I can make more chicken and barley soup once I've roasted that :)
    ...
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    Sticky: Nothing obvious in there though :confused:

    Nothing obvious in there though :confused:
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    Sticky: Seems to be between pages 33400...

    Seems to be between pages 33400 and 33411 :nerd
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