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Trivial things that wind you up

::philcUK
11/08/04 6:55 PM GMT
#1. 'Secret' tracks at the end of music CD's that are normally completely superfluous, catch you off guard and leave you wandering if your stereo is bust during the innordinately long gap.

#2. Computers telling you that YOU didnt shut down properly after THEY crashed for no apparent reason.

#3. Domestic animal's sanitary habits.

#4. Waiters who come and ask you if everything is OK just after you've shovelled a large mouthful of food in.
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=Samatar
04/23/17 1:13 AM GMT
People who don't like Blade Runner.
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-Everyone is entitled to my opinion-
.Tootles
04/24/17 3:08 PM GMT
*Not* getting that package in the mail. :-(
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.timw4mail
04/24/17 3:54 PM GMT
Dust on the camera sensor
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Timothy J. Warren | My homepage | My Gallery | Pentax K-S1 w/ Pentax 18-55mm Kit, Takumar-A F4 70-200mm, Pinhole lens, Sears F1.7 50mm, Vivitar Komine 135mm f/2.8
.Tootles
04/25/17 3:45 PM GMT
I expect song lyrics to be captioned, so it's puzzling to get to the bit where a really great song is -- if one of the saddest ever -- and all the captions say is 'sentimental music'!!

Maybe things have changed since I got that DVD, but there's this snippet from 2015: Hollywood Studios Sued Over Missing Song Lyrics in Close-Captioned Movies.
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.Tootles
04/27/17 3:49 AM GMT
I don't seem able to sleep longer than four hours at the moment, but I googled and found it's so I don't fall out of the tree. :-P

Did anybody else see that...? Eyes like lamps down there...

Anyway, I prefer it to thinking it's because I haven't hoovered enough stairs during the day.
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::Constance52347
05/02/17 4:01 AM GMT
(hoovered??)

A company declining a Visa gift card as online payment and then holding on to the funds for 4 days.
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.Tootles
05/02/17 8:01 AM GMT
Hoover vs vacuum.

'Hoover' is extremely common in Scotland, so I'm puzzled by the claim that 'nowhere is it quite as common as in England'. I don't know anyone here who opts for 'vacuum' instead, unless talking to the outside world.

Trivial things that wind me up... big business.
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+purmusic
05/02/17 9:42 PM GMT
Automated phone systems.
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+purmusic
05/04/17 11:00 PM GMT
The case of the disappearing HTML accent entity codes.
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.Tootles
05/05/17 11:02 AM GMT
The new magic mouse's idea of 'natural scrolling direction' (i.e. the opposite of how it used to be)... I had to change it back again. Otherwise I kept going up when I wanted to go down, and vice versa...
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.timw4mail
05/05/17 2:07 PM GMT
A dark, rainy day after a bright sunny day.
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Timothy J. Warren | My homepage | My Gallery | Pentax K-S1 w/ Pentax 18-55mm Kit, Takumar-A F4 70-200mm, Pinhole lens, Sears F1.7 50mm, Vivitar Komine 135mm f/2.8, Tamron 28-80 f/3.5-5.6, Tamron SP f/3.8-5.4 60-300mm
.Tootles
05/06/17 10:16 PM GMT
Three days (so far) of sore throat and sneezing.
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::Constance52347
05/08/17 3:51 AM GMT
(Hope you are feeling better...)

Someone comes on late at night with the User ID: kpsxmkdkoywpgg and the supposed real name Leoniusz Koondecsoacqi! Seriously???
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+purmusic
05/08/17 5:21 AM GMT
We are being hacked by the Russians!

... ...

Could be true. Could be, just ask Nunes.. erhm.. Comey?
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::Constance52347
05/08/17 8:25 AM GMT
Flynn?
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::Constance52347
05/08/17 8:27 AM GMT
But the weird name is accompanied by Polish...or I think it looks like Polish. And it makes me wonder why they bother....
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.Tootles
05/08/17 7:17 PM GMT
Wrestling with black pudding.
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::Constance52347
05/09/17 8:34 AM GMT
Black pudding....sweet stout......um????
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.Tootles
05/10/17 2:03 PM GMT
Sweet stout is an occasional treat. :-) So rare that I haven't had it for years.
Black pudding we have a bit more often then I'd like, though I don't cook it till it's hard, like my mother does...
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.Tootles
05/10/17 2:03 PM GMT
You wake in the morning and an arm has stopped working. Your other hand anxiously picks it up and shakes it, and it flops about like somebody else's wet noodle. After several minutes of you frantically slapping it up and down from shoulder to hand (a little too hard), it starts coming to...
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+purmusic
05/11/17 10:54 PM GMT
I'll just leave this.. here..

Open to all genres of art. Not just photography.

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(*walks away disappointed..*)
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::Constance52347
05/12/17 1:04 AM GMT
Chose the topic "Patterns" (yours from last time), but it didn't fly!
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+purmusic
05/12/17 9:55 AM GMT
Yeah, just needed to vent a bit, Connie.
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=Samatar
05/13/17 12:30 AM GMT
Morning television.

Don't watch it but still winds me up how bad it is.
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-Everyone is entitled to my opinion-
+purmusic
05/14/17 2:45 AM GMT
Just morning television?

(*looks over at the cable connection not connected to anything*)

Carrying on..


Drawstrings.

And more so.. knots.
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.Tootles
05/14/17 11:39 PM GMT
Destroying three boxes of ancient floppy disks, helped by a cat, and ending up with sore fingertips and a mysterious cut on the wrist. Oh, and a neighbour wandering across to peer closely... "I've never looked inside one of those before."

I suspect the Zip disks are going to be even tougher!
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.Tootles
05/15/17 12:12 AM GMT
Watched 'About a Boy' and cried with laughter during the bit about the school concert.

That's the second time this year... my first fit of hysteria was triggered by the beetles in Asterix at the Olympic Games. I couldn't stop, but sniggered on for several minutes while Mum sat with a poker face. It wasn't altogether fun, and if you could press a button to stop laughing, you would.

That's why this is in the 'peeve' thread.
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.timw4mail
05/15/17 8:40 PM GMT
The mirror-thin depth of field and focus of a mirror/reflex lens.
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Timothy J. Warren | My homepage | My Gallery | My Lens Collection
+purmusic
05/15/17 11:22 PM GMT
But.. but.. the results can be quite impressive at times, Tim?

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Oh, and as an aside..

I took a look at your "My homepage". In particular, "Photos | Tim's Photography | Unprocessed".

The series of shots from the overhead railway passing and lights/sign.. jumped out at me (for example; IMGP1647).

And there might be some photographic gold to be found where IMGP1566 is concerned. Really like the lines in this one.

Adding in.. your lil' friendly spider that was hiding in the photo.
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.timw4mail
05/16/17 1:53 AM GMT
Was that picture taken with a Mirror lens?

1647 was a mirror lens shot (500mm), but 1566 was taken with a wide-angle lens (28mm). And I liked the little hidden spider, too :)

Images 1637-1826 were all one session with the Mirror lens, but as interesting as the subjects may have been, the lack of steady focus is what has been frustrating about that lens.
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Timothy J. Warren | My homepage | My Gallery | My Lens Collection
+purmusic
05/17/17 1:54 PM GMT
"Was that picture taken with a Mirror lens?"

Not sure.. have to ask Sam?
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=Samatar
05/17/17 9:55 PM GMT
It was a lens I bought at a camera store. Does that help?
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-Everyone is entitled to my opinion-
.timw4mail
05/17/17 11:48 PM GMT
So, you don't remember, is what you are saying :)
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Timothy J. Warren | My homepage | My Gallery | My Lens Collection
=Samatar
05/18/17 12:37 AM GMT
I don't think it's a mirror lens, just a standard macro.
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-Everyone is entitled to my opinion-
Constance52347
05/27/17 4:59 AM GMT
I miss everyone!! :)
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Constance52347
05/27/17 5:00 AM GMT
Someone in Texas ordered $165 worth of food today from Olive Garden using my email address. I called the restaurant, and they were really thankful. Apparently, someone did the same thing earlier today using someone else's email, they told me. So it was a prank.
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.Constance52347
05/28/17 2:11 AM GMT
Tornado watch right now...on a scale of 1 to 5, we are a 4...until midnight.
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+purmusic
06/10/17 6:02 PM GMT
Pinterest.

Begone.. you displease me..
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::Tootles
06/11/17 12:58 AM GMT
:-P It bugs me too, because I haven't logged on outside of the app. I don't think it should appear in normal search results except as a main page to go to.
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::Tootles
06/11/17 2:41 PM GMT
Our coffee-loving cat kicking an open pouch of coffee around the kitchen. It had a clip on so he never got to it, but all the same...!! He sometimes reminds me of this.
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.Constance52347
06/12/17 5:24 AM GMT
A large black rat snake came up the 3 steps of my back porch today and got within 8 inches of my sleeping cat before I yelled at it. It had its yellow tongue sticking out. Fortunately, it quickly slithered off. Freaked me out, but it reminded me of the contest "From My Doorstep"...lol.
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+purmusic
06/12/17 5:44 PM GMT
I ran into a raccoon the other day.. from my doorstep.

And what freaked me out was that it was mid-day.. and although I can't say the current site contest topic came to mind.. rabies certainly did.
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::LynEve
06/16/17 1:37 PM GMT
Flood control
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My thanks to all who leave comments for my work and to those of you who like one enough to make it a favourite. To touch just one person that way makes each image worthwhile. . . . . . . . . .. . . . "The question is not what you look at, but what you see" ~ Marcel Proust
::Tootles
06/16/17 10:20 PM GMT
Running out of time.
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+purmusic
06/16/17 10:25 PM GMT
Going to dovetail on your post above, Sandra..

Procrastinating.. with lots and lots of clocks about to remind you.
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.Constance52347
06/17/17 12:39 AM GMT
Forgetting to turn down the A/C at night with a heat index warning today. Fortunately, I can cool down one room with the window unit.
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.Constance52347
06/17/17 1:11 AM GMT
Putting something to cook on the stove, setting a timer (so far so good)....then putting earbuds in and wandering off...to never hear the timer. Happens all the time!
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::Tootles
06/17/17 10:01 AM GMT
Wondering where my pink pig timer has got to? These days, if something disappears, there's a small chance somebody gave it away without you knowing.

(Scrabbles around in kitchen).

Nope, can't find it.
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::Tootles
06/19/17 3:23 PM GMT
Nobody has seen the pink pig.

Feeling scratchy in general.
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::Tootles
06/19/17 3:25 PM GMT
Sudden loud noises like closing door.... REALLY make me jump.
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+purmusic
06/19/17 11:39 PM GMT
Tonight's season finale of "Better Call Saul".

:o\

Need moar episodes.. the wait till next season starts will be *unbearable.

... ...

(*Not really.. but, 'tis a great show and this season has rocked and/or rolled on the story fronts).
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.Constance52347
06/23/17 2:05 AM GMT
Oklahomans do not recycle or conserve much of anything. No attempts to close the door of a store that is letting cold or hot air out, no separating bins for trash, no recycling plastic or cans, no composting veggie remains. I had a friend who had one of those gigantic molded plastic playground things for kids and, when she was going to move, I asked her what she was going to do with it. Take it to the dump, she said. No attempt to find someone who might be able to use it...

I'm still not used to the lifestyle here. Rant for today!
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+purmusic
06/24/17 2:12 PM GMT
When the last comment/post for your current Caedesian online session.. before logging off.. triggers the flood control error message.

>:o|
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::LynEve
06/24/17 2:25 PM GMT
Flood control message - I have noticed something. If a comment is being typed - and you change anything - spelling or delete anything, before actually posting it, that seems to trigger the flood control message.
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My thanks to all who leave comments for my work and to those of you who like one enough to make it a favourite. To touch just one person that way makes each image worthwhile. . . . . . . . . .. . . . "The question is not what you look at, but what you see" ~ Marcel Proust
::Tootles
06/25/17 12:34 AM GMT
Cheeky computer changed my 'realized' spelling to 'realised' without permission. Grrrr!
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+purmusic
06/27/17 7:16 PM GMT
Receipts that 'self-destruct' (read; "fade into nothingness due to crappy paper and crappy ink").

>:o|
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::Constance52347
07/06/17 12:19 AM GMT
Someone used my email address in their purchase of a queen-sized bed...I got the receipt...$1,090.
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::LynEve
07/06/17 12:48 AM GMT
Tell them you want a refund - the bed won't hold you up !
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My thanks to all who leave comments for my work and to those of you who like one enough to make it a favourite. To touch just one person that way makes each image worthwhile. . . . . . . . . .. . . . "The question is not what you look at, but what you see" ~ Marcel Proust
::Constance52347
07/08/17 7:31 PM GMT
I've been getting "mattress spam" since the above incident! lol
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::Constance52347
07/14/17 1:19 AM GMT
Tripod and timer are not working out...the photo quality is the same or worse...oh well...kinda discouraging.

Someone used my email to enter a family tennis tournament in New Haven CT...this is getting crazy.
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::Constance52347
07/14/17 5:04 AM GMT
Super hot today...drinking lots of cold beverages! lol
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::Constance52347
07/18/17 3:47 AM GMT
This week will be in the 100's and low about 80...that's normal for this time of year thru August, so no complaints. Just gotta hang on til September....
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+purmusic
07/22/17 3:14 AM GMT
Squeaky chairs.

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That can of WD-40 spray that was kept under the kitchen sink in the cupboards below for just such things.. being so clogged and decrepit.. it barely even hisses air.

... ...

(*squeeeeeeeeek*)

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>:o|
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+purmusic
08/01/17 1:49 PM GMT
Missing the full functionality of Photoshop.

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Mind.. getting the hang of Paint.net.

It's pretty.. pretty.. good good.
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.timw4mail
08/01/17 1:54 PM GMT
What, no Gimp, Les?
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Timothy J. Warren | My homepage | My Gallery | My Lens Collection
.Tootles
08/01/17 10:02 PM GMT
I hate the way everything lags (because it's syncing or something equally unwelcome) and every time they update something, something goes weird that was working perfectly well just before...

You can tell I updated something, can't you? :-(
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+purmusic
08/01/17 11:47 PM GMT
@Tim: Had Gimp at one point. And it is quite powerful.

The only drawback is that is not as intuitive as some other image editors. And there is a bit of a learning curve, stating the obvious.

I went for.. the down and dirty and quick this go round.

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@Tootles: You, too?

(*grumble, grumble.. Windows.. something something*)

And now back to our regularly scheduled thread..


(*grumble, grumble.. flood control message.. something something*)
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.Tootles
08/02/17 9:16 AM GMT
I sent Apple a bug report.

🐝🐛🦋🐞🐜🕷🐌

My iPad is still nominally supported, even if I had to pick it out from the drop-down list as 'iPad Air or older'. (It's not an Air; it's a Retina). Flipping nerve... and yes, I use it at home, not for work. Why do I feel like I'm being rated as 'less important' even when it comes to bug reports? "Oh, she doesn't matter, let's not bother."
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+purmusic
08/02/17 10:57 AM GMT
Wait.. Apple has never heard of Tootles' eponymous "Imagine Design Studios"?

(*wags finger in a disapproving manner towards Apple*)
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.Tootles
08/02/17 4:56 PM GMT
😼😼😼
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.Tootles
08/03/17 10:20 PM GMT
"May we please have a copy of a document that shows this issue with Pages?"

Aargh! That will teach me to send grumpy bug reports.
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+purmusic
08/04/17 3:00 AM GMT
No.. no.. no!

Persevere!

They are trying to wear you down! Don't give up!
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.Tootles
08/04/17 6:26 PM GMT
"Please do not send any files that contain personal information you would prefer not to share..."

(Rifles through Pages documents). Diary, diary, diary.... horrible haikus...

Apple wants to know what the blazes
Could possibly be wrong with their Pages
The columns tend to double
... both ways, that's the trouble...
Requiring the service of mages

No, that's a limerick.
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.Tootles
08/07/17 1:30 PM GMT
I feel dizzy and headachey, and have a hot forehead, sore nose, runny eyes... if I go quiet in the next little while, you'll know why. :-(
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+purmusic
08/07/17 1:56 PM GMT
Some sort of bug went around last week or so. Almost knocks you off your feet for a week, according to the reports.

I am not surprised that something was able to crawl out of the primordial soup of this thing we call weather, and as of late.

Just the other day it was 13C.. with.. wait for it.. 94% humidity.

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Forgetting what it was that was trivially winding you up.
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.Tootles
08/07/17 7:46 PM GMT
Getting worse... stomach feels cold.

"Forgetting what it was that was trivially winding you up."

From personal experience, confusion and distracted thoughts are an early feature of this germ. So watch out....

PS: Sent Apple 'Morte d'Arthur' by Tennyson.

An excerpt:

Then loudly cried the bold Sir Bedivere:
"Ah! my Lord Arthur, whither shall I go?
Where shall I hide my forehead and my eyes?
For now I see the true old times are dead,
When every morning brought a noble chance,
And every chance brought out a noble knight.
Such times have been not since the light that led
The holy Elders with the gift of myrrh.
But now the whole ROUND TABLE is dissolved
Which was an image of the mighty world;
And I, the last, go forth companionless,
And the days darken round me, and the years,
Among new men, strange faces, other minds."

And slowly answer'd Arthur from the barge:
"The old order changeth, yielding place to new,
And God fulfils Himself in many ways,
Lest one good custom should corrupt the world."
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.Tootles
08/08/17 11:36 AM GMT
Thinks to self: "Did I take that paracetamol? I was holding one and admiring the red and white capsules, and now there's no sign of it, so I must have."
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+purmusic
08/09/17 8:13 AM GMT
"PS: Sent Apple 'Morte d'Arthur' by Tennyson."

That'll learn'em!

Mess around with Tootles and you get prose! Take that, you ne'er' do wells!
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.twinkel
08/21/17 9:35 AM GMT
The weather!!!

For example.....they say there will be sunshine, so making plans for the beach, but no rain it is.

Coming days sunshine again..I hope...

(looks outside and see clouds instead of sun)

Helloooo, up there.... it's summer, send some sunshine down will ya.
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Carpe Diem!
.Tootles
08/21/17 9:53 AM GMT
Seeing Connie's name in the 'Happy' thread and thinkng "she's back on the forums!!" only to realize it was an old message. 😢
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.Tootles
08/25/17 8:46 AM GMT
Knowing you had a liist of cryptic clues somewhere that you wrote, and not remembering which app you stored them in. Oh, yeah, Bear! Haven't been in that one for yonks. Sigh... I don't know my own iPad.
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.Constance52347
08/25/17 8:03 PM GMT
One more month of rehab...

At least I've left the hospital (1 week there) and rehab center (3 weeks there) and am incarcerated at home until I learn to walk and use my right hand...meeting new doctors all the time!! lol
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.Tootles
08/25/17 9:37 PM GMT
So glad you're home! Have been thinking of you all this time -- I hope the rest of your recovery is quick.
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+purmusic
08/26/17 9:17 PM GMT
Well, young lady.. you best get better and sooner, rather than later.

'Cause..

Those limericks are not going to write themselves!

;o)
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::LynEve
08/27/17 12:57 AM GMT
We've missed you Connie - welcome back :)
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My thanks to all who leave comments for my work and to those of you who like one enough to make it a favourite. To touch just one person that way makes each image worthwhile. . . . . . . . . .. . . . "The question is not what you look at, but what you see" ~ Marcel Proust
=Samatar
09/03/17 2:16 AM GMT
The supposedly customizable Google apps menu which allows me to remove apps from it but then just puts them all back again when I open a new tab. And the fact that I seem to be the only person who has ever encountered this, if internet searches are anything to go by.
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-Everyone is entitled to my opinion-
+purmusic
09/04/17 12:37 AM GMT
Caedes spell-checker being woefully inadequate.
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.twinkel
09/05/17 7:22 AM GMT
That summer is over😔

Not ready for the cold weather here....brrrrr
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Carpe Diem!
+purmusic
09/05/17 11:37 AM GMT
Oh, I hear and feel you on that, Twinkel.

I have even brought out my lil' space heater in the last couple of days to ward off the damp chill.

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Rain.

Dear god.. more rain.

:o|

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Oh, and a lightning strike that was so close yesterday.. 'sides scaring the poop out of me.. knocked out the sound on my pc and thankfully, a restart fixed. Whew!
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.Tootles
09/05/17 2:29 PM GMT
Yikes. :-(

One of our mods nearly being wiped out by weather.
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=Samatar
09/07/17 1:13 AM GMT
Last night I dreamt that Geri announced he was leaving the site :-(
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-Everyone is entitled to my opinion-
+purmusic
09/07/17 1:18 AM GMT
Noooooooooooo..

That's the stuff of nightmares!

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I rue the day that subscriptions and ad revenues (can't be much, really) don't supersede the server costs.

:o|
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.Tootles
09/21/17 6:52 PM GMT
Sudden thirst. I think I'll be making more coffee in a second...
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.Tootles
09/23/17 2:25 PM GMT
(Wanders in, corrects a minor typo, then wanders out again).
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+purmusic
09/24/17 8:05 PM GMT
"Sudden thirst. I think I'll be making more coffee in a second..."

(*wags finger*)

Careful now..

Coffee is a no-no as a thirst quencher in the long run.
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.Tootles
09/24/17 9:41 PM GMT
Oh. Have switched to Vita Ccco for the time being!

I don't like spicy teas when I'm thirsty (thinking of Earl Grey and Chai mostly)... there's something about the taste that seems the opposite of 'thirst-quenching'. Black tea is OK for me.
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.Tootles
09/24/17 10:57 PM GMT
(Rushes into Caedes looking a little wild-eyed, zaps another typo, then rushes out again).
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.Tootles
10/03/17 9:55 PM GMT
When a 'price crunch' also looks like a 'size crunch'.
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=Samatar
10/04/17 12:07 AM GMT
Connecting bluetooth devices! They always make it sound so simple in the directions. I must have pushed the bloody connect button at least 50 times before it finally decided to connect, for no apparent reason. Before promptly disconnecting again, then shortly after forgetting it had ever done so in the first place.
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-Everyone is entitled to my opinion-
.Tootles
10/04/17 3:32 AM GMT
Every bluetooth keyboard I've lived with so far stutters. It's usually the iiiiiis. Occasionally it goes on a backspace rampag
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