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      CommentAuthorVictoria
    • CommentTimeJan 21st, 2009 7:28pm (Jan 21st 2009)
     
    Do you look like you have a nasty skin disease then, Red?
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJan 21st, 2009 9:38pm (Jan 21st 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Yes :-\ It's really not good, i'm having to talk to people with my head pointing to the right so they can't see!!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 21st, 2009 10:30pm (Jan 21st 2009)
     
    You'd better buy a balaclava, Red, otherwise you'll frighten more small children than I do! :D
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJan 21st, 2009 10:34pm (Jan 21st 2009)
     
    Rant: why is there no good news? Is 2009 a horrible year for everyone or just the people I'm in contact with?! So far I've heard of 2 deaths (one found in a canal after disappearing - presumed suicide, and a 41 year old from cancer), another friend has had to have both her 18 year old cat and her horse euthenised, and my preggie friend is breech so will probably have a cesarian next week. Plus pending redundancy for my 2 friends' hubbies. I'm off to the good news thread now in an attempt to cheer me up.
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeJan 21st, 2009 10:54pm (Jan 21st 2009)
     
    Why should a breach baby need a caesarean?
    They come out quite easily if you let the Mum do what she feels she needs to do. ie., be as mobile as she wants with no one interfering and handling the baby until it is all out. It's quite easy really and Mums will say it was much better than head first babes to birth.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJan 22nd, 2009 3:22am (Jan 22nd 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    rant: this is a very valid rant, WHY (after 14 weeks!!!) have the cleaners suddenly decided that having posters on the outside of your door is all of a sudden a fire hazard?!?!? And yet they are allowed to stick posters on the walls! :angry:

    So now i have no posters on my door i can't tell them apart and have walked into the wrong room twice :sad:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 22nd, 2009 12:52pm (Jan 22nd 2009)
     
    Kate, a reflexologist would be able to turn the sprog - or at least give it a good go. My fiend had the same thing, but footfiddling turned it.
    I can't see the difference between a notice and a poster either, Red; sounds like a jobsworth to me.
    As for the good news - nobody ever reports it because bad news sells more papers, etc. That's why our good news thread is so brilliant!
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      CommentAuthorLuke
    • CommentTimeJan 22nd, 2009 4:56pm (Jan 22nd 2009)
     
    Posters make doors flammable? wow!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 22nd, 2009 5:26pm (Jan 22nd 2009)
     
    Well she did stick 'em up with Semtex instead of blu-tack...
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      CommentAuthorLuke
    • CommentTimeJan 22nd, 2009 5:28pm (Jan 22nd 2009)
     
    that'd make a cool film project :)
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJan 22nd, 2009 5:39pm (Jan 22nd 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Posted By: LukePosters make doors flammable? wow!

    Apparently so :-\

    But they can stick them up wherever they like...grrr! I think if you laminate them you might be allowed to keep them up, but i don't really see how that works, then they'd just melt and leave a bit gloopy burning hot patch for when you step out the door!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 22nd, 2009 8:13pm (Jan 22nd 2009)
     
    Praps they burn a hole through the door - through which our plucky heroine Red makes her daring escape?
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJan 22nd, 2009 11:59pm (Jan 22nd 2009)
     
    I don't know if they've tried to turn it - I'm told that's excruciatingly painful by someone who had it done and it still didn't work - but she is due in 2 weeks anyway so baby is quite big (its her 2nd). I think the hospital have given her the option and she is considering what to do and will discuss it at her next visit.

    Put one of the cleaner's posters on your door, then you'll know which is yours and they won't take it down!!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJan 23rd, 2009 3:08am (Jan 23rd 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    :rolling: Kate, what a genius idea!
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeJan 23rd, 2009 10:18am (Jan 23rd 2009)
     
    Turning a baby from breech should NOT be painful. That would be a too enthusiastic practitioner and a tad dangerous.
    It is a proceedure that needs to be slow and gentle, easing babe around a little at a time. Forcing is asking for trouble.
    Doesn't always work though.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 23rd, 2009 5:49pm (Jan 23rd 2009)
     
    Send the ferrets in...
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeJan 23rd, 2009 6:12pm (Jan 23rd 2009)
     
    Now that's an inspiration!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 23rd, 2009 6:43pm (Jan 23rd 2009)
     
    I reckon every midwifery department should have a specially trained team of 'em...shall I write to Gordon Is A Moron about it?
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJan 23rd, 2009 11:36pm (Jan 23rd 2009)
     
    They'd have to be special NHS ferrets that'd cost £25,000 each.

    We (the NHS) used to have 'special' leeches (don't know if they still do). They had to be laboratory bred and cost an extortionate amount of money. Pound for pound 25k for a ferret would probably be about right!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJan 29th, 2009 3:29pm (Jan 29th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    rant: all i want to do is tell the uni why i haven't been attending my lectures...they make it so damn hard!! Sociology-lady emailed me to tell me i needed to give a reason by tomorrow, and she was lovely, really helpful...but i can't get in touch with the ed studies person because WebCT is playing up and her contact details are on there... :sad:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 29th, 2009 4:16pm (Jan 29th 2009)
     
    I tell you what, Red, there's this amaaaaaaaazing new invention called a 'telephone'...and it's really quite effective. You could try it...:D
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJan 29th, 2009 5:24pm (Jan 29th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Telephone? Me? No way! I have a very real fear of telephones, ask my dad :)
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeJan 29th, 2009 5:27pm (Jan 29th 2009)
     
    I only answer the telephone if i know who it is. I hate talking to people i don't really know on the phone.
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      CommentAuthorVictoria
    • CommentTimeJan 29th, 2009 7:31pm (Jan 29th 2009) edited
     
    Hah. Thought it was only me who had a major aversion to telephones. For once the Rants section has made me feel better! :001_smile:

    --:smash:
    :_phone::whip:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJan 29th, 2009 8:58pm (Jan 29th 2009)
     
    In the olden days we all had to use telephones!

    I don't get it - kids are obsessed with their mobile phones. If they don't talk into them, what's the point?!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 29th, 2009 10:39pm (Jan 29th 2009)
     
    They're retreating further and further into themselves and don't interact with the real world/other people, Kate. Personal stereos led to iPogs, tv in their rooms, living through computers, texting but not speaking to real people. A customer doing a thesis on mobile telephones was told by a lecturer that where there used to be hubbub at the end of a lecture, there is now deathly silence while they all dive into their bags/pockets to stare at their yuppiephones.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJan 30th, 2009 12:03am (Jan 30th 2009) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Posted By: chief chicken told by a lecturer that where there used to be hubbub at the end of a lecture, there is now deathly silence while they all dive into their bags/pockets to stare at their yuppiephones.

    What university were they at?!? :o

    And i don't like phones for the same reason as Ace - i don't like talking to strangers, especially as i can't see their faces. You can learn a lot from a person by talking to them face to face, I reckon.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 30th, 2009 5:19am (Jan 30th 2009)
     
    The phenomenon was general, I'm afraid; he lectured at a few unis. I noticed it even in my time at uni ten years ago...:(
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJan 30th, 2009 2:47pm (Jan 30th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    We're a rowdy bunch at Keele, we get claps, whoops and cheers when a lecture finishes! :)
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 2nd, 2009 12:18am (Feb 2nd 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH!!!!

    WebCT, why do you always insist on being horrible to me?!?! :cry: All i want to do is get my timetable, why why whyyyy :sad:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd, 2009 4:21pm (Feb 3rd 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Possibly the most annoying thing ever: a laptop making an odd 'beeping' noise over and over again every other second :P

    Everyone has come to view my 'singing' laptop, and all have left laughing hysterically :D
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th, 2009 7:13pm (Feb 4th 2009)
     
    Stamp on it. Works for me...
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      CommentAuthorVictoria
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th, 2009 8:24pm (Feb 4th 2009)
     
    Something annoyed me earlier and I was going to mention it here but I've forgotten it. This is:
    GOOD because it means my anger whatever it was has all gone and
    BAD because it suggests my memory's a bit dodgy.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 5th, 2009 1:05am (Feb 5th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    And it's also nice to vent what's annoyed you during the day and share it with others, too...but overall at least it's not bugging you anymore :)
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      CommentAuthorVictoria
    • CommentTimeFeb 6th, 2009 1:42pm (Feb 6th 2009)
     
    I just put my shoes on and there was still un-melted snow in one of them. My right sock is now soaking wet and freezing cold. Brrrr.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 6th, 2009 2:54pm (Feb 6th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    David put a huge snowball down my hoodie last night. It was horrible, a very traumatic experience :D
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 7th, 2009 1:48am (Feb 7th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Rant; i cleaned my room because i'm having family down tomorrow, but my floor is all covered in bits...i wish we were allowed access to a hoover! :mad:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 7th, 2009 3:26pm (Feb 7th 2009)
     
    Use a rubber glove and 'brush' it - gets fluff up well, but I don't know about 'bits'!
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      CommentAuthorVictoria
    • CommentTimeFeb 7th, 2009 4:32pm (Feb 7th 2009)
     
    This is my Dad's rant - I find it quite lovely.

    A mouse (possibly a distant cousin of Mel) has made a winter home in a stack of polystyrene pots my Dad grows tomatoes in later in the year.

    They have a ready-made front door but the mouse has added a back door and furnished the living quarters with chewed bits of paper bags that Dad intended to store potatoes in.

    The mouse's home is now in the kitchen bin, so it's probably chewing its way through more of the contents of our garage as I type. Naughty mouse. :rat:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 7th, 2009 5:55pm (Feb 7th 2009)
     
    Ooops! :D
    Have you read all the back threads yet, Victoria (are you known as that, by the way, or do you prefer something shorter?)? If so you'll see that we needed a new cooker, and when we pulled the old one out, a mouse had eaten a lot of the insulation...if not for the mouse we wouldn't have NEEDED a new cooker... :(
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th, 2009 3:21am (Feb 8th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    We had a mouse under my old sink before my bedroom was done up. It made a nest in a plastic container i kept my hamster's choccy drops in. When we emptied the container it was full of chewed paper, receipts from the 70's, tinsel (!) and even an old penny!!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th, 2009 2:33pm (Feb 8th 2009)
     
    I love seeing what they make their nests from; there was one in a piano incorporating a lot of felt from the piano itself, some knitting wool and some chewed up bits of sheet music!
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      CommentAuthorVictoria
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th, 2009 8:41pm (Feb 8th 2009)
     
    My dad used to feel sorry for the hamster I got when I was 11 and would let him out at night.

    There's a bag of fabric beside me with chew holes in, (it's been a decade yet noone's sorted the hamster damage yet!) the carpet in the corner has a hole exposing the concrete below, and the bottoms of the long curtains resemble doilies.

    I once found the hamster hanging from the curtains at lunchtime, because he hadn't gone back to his cage yet.
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      CommentAuthorVictoria
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th, 2009 8:51pm (Feb 8th 2009) edited
     
    Posted By: chief chickenHave you read all the back threads yet, Victoria (are you known as that, by the way, or do you prefer something shorter?)?


    I'm very gradually eroding the list of unread threads. Not sure I dare read the one you all torment Diane with: the other current threads have given me a good idea of its contents!
    I'm generally called Victoria, I've never been a Vicky/Vicki (which is quite useful here as there's already one of those).
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th, 2009 11:11pm (Feb 8th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    We now have a Vicky, Vicki and Victoria...all we need now is a Vix! :P
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th, 2009 2:38am (Feb 9th 2009) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    This isn't a rant, more of a grumble...

    Tonight was a guy's birthday, and it began with him having to have a shot for every year of his life...he made it to 14 shots before feeling quite ill! Everybody else was sober (planning a BIG party for him tomorrow night, without so many shots, where everyone will be drinking)...anyway, he's always felt mild contempt for this guy in our block who is a bit...odd...He ended up telling this guy his true feelings tonight whilst drunk, which ended with him saying "Go away i hate you"
    :gasp:

    There was an awkward silence, then the odd guy (who, it can be argued, kinda deserved it) went to his room upstairs. We were all talking about what the drunk lad had just said, when we saw a shadow move on the wall above us: it was the odd guy eavesdropping, one of the many reasons why quite a few of us find him creepy.

    Anyway we packed the drunk guy off to bed, and reassured the other one (who fled to his room when he heard us going upstairs) that it was just the alcohol talking and not to pay any attention to him. Tomorrow will be quite awkward, although it's kinda cleared the air a bit for some of us!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th, 2009 7:07pm (Feb 9th 2009)
     
    I feel sorry for the odd chap; he might have Asperger's or something. Or just be painfully shy...:(
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th, 2009 11:03pm (Feb 9th 2009)
     
    I know a lot of people think my eldest is 'odd'. He's just very quiet and unsure of himself. If his ice hockey team go away to a tournament they share rooms - if there's an odd number they always leave him on his own. Or they'll put him in with someone they don't like. He's often a 'hanger-on'.

    Maybe one day your drunk friend will have someone do the same to him and he'll realise what it was like. Then again, after 14 shots he'll be lucky to remember anything!!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th, 2009 2:13am (Feb 10th 2009) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Posted By: KatebI know a lot of people think my eldest is 'odd'. He's just very quiet and unsure of himself.

    Hmmm, i don't think it's the same thing though...this guy hides under stairs to eavesdrop and makes...advances...when females in his company are really drunk. He likes to take advantage of drunk people and is very sneaky - once some money fell out of my pocket and he picked it up without me noticing and put it in his!! Somebody saw and commented, and he gave me it back turning bright red. However i still don't think he deserved the insults he got last night, it was pretty nasty!

    Today the birthday boy who got drunk apologised, and things seem to be back to normal now.
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      CommentAuthorVictoria
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th, 2009 9:17pm (Feb 10th 2009)
     
    Near the top of the page it says:
    WHO'S ONLINE
    VICKI
    VICTORIA
    I read this and now have a song my friends used to sing at me with the words 'Vicky Victoria, Vicki Victoria' to the tune of the theme tune of the cartoon 'Tazmania'. That's going to be in my head for a while now, and it's going to get veeeery annoying.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th, 2009 2:51am (Feb 11th 2009) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    rant: stupid sleepwalking almost landed me with a broken wrist! Was woken up on the floor of my room this evening by my friends after having a nap with a woolly hat on my head (!?) and my wrist in absolute agony :rant: Put ice on it and waited a few hours, but it was twice it's normal size - looked like a chicken egg was attached to it!

    Went to hospital which at first seemed speedy through the X-Rays, then sat in same place for over 3 hours while a Nurse just walked round in circles and drank endless cups of tea!!

    Was eventually seen and told (and shown) I had a break on my wrist...Dr phoned a Chief something-or-other (not chief chicken ;) ) who agreed it was a break, they then phoned a radiologist who said it wasn't a break but a 'dodgy' growth plate...a few more calls confirmed this and i was free to go with a sling, instructions to ice it every hour and take paracetamol whenever i could. What a night :-\

    Think we have firedrills around 4 - 7am as well tonight - i'm not going to lectures tomorrow!
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th, 2009 3:05am (Feb 11th 2009)
     
    Oh Red that is rotten for you, poor darling. Trev actually had a fall while carrying his vacuum cleaner outside several weeks before he left on his world trip. His injury sounded very similar to yours, he had a small break as it turned out and had to wear a plaster cast up until he left. He was originaly worried he wouldn't be able to travel.
    Is it left or right hand?

    Keep that ice going and take your paracetamol every 4 hours.
    There I go the mother is coming out in me again.
    Sending you a virtual hug!!!:grouphug:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th, 2009 3:10am (Feb 11th 2009) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Thank you Julie :bigsmile:

    Right wrist, so i wouldn't be able to write tomorrow in the lecture anyway ;) I'm really pleased it isn't a break, don't think i'd have been able to cope at uni with my arm in a cast LOL!

    Typing's a lot slower with one hand! :D
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th, 2009 9:48am (Feb 11th 2009)
     
    Twice I have been told "No break" and suffered for weeks before they admitted there were breaks and had to be potted up. (Incidents were years apart)
    So if it carries on hurting go and get a review.
    • CommentAuthorfrogdust
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th, 2009 10:04am (Feb 11th 2009)
     
    :001_smile:

    Owchey ! i had a hair line fractur in my left led ! Oooo it hurt! doc says they hurt more than a break........(I do'nt know about that) Hope you feel better in a few days
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th, 2009 5:18pm (Feb 11th 2009)
     
    Take some arnica, Red; it helps bring out any bruising and promotes faster healing. Seee, they SHOULD have rung for Chtef Chicken...get better soon, cherub!:flowers:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th, 2009 2:06am (Feb 12th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Thank you everyone - oh dear Ollie that's quite scary! CC, thanks, i'll have a look when shopping tomorrow :)
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th, 2009 7:43am (Feb 12th 2009)
     
    Oh Red, I hope it will feel better soon..some times it takes days before a break is visible on x-rays...it doesn't show till it starts to heal.
    :flowers:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th, 2009 3:37am (Feb 13th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Thanks everyone - my hand has swollen to twice its normal size today which i found quite alarming, but i'm able to move my fingers better so my wrist must be improving... :confused:
    • CommentAuthorfrogdust
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th, 2009 5:49am (Feb 13th 2009)
     
    now HOW? did you hurt it ? :_oh:I MISSED THE POST AS TO HOW YOU DID IT . Sorry that you hurt your self:bighug:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th, 2009 1:38pm (Feb 13th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Sleepwalking, so i don't even know myself :-\

    Thanks frogdust :bigsmile:
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th, 2009 1:39pm (Feb 13th 2009)
     
    Get better soon, Red. :bighug:
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      CommentAuthorVictoria
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th, 2009 7:37pm (Feb 13th 2009)
     
    I was going to suggest that you put one of those giant foam football hand things on your left hand so your swollen hand looks all small and dainty, Red, but I'm worried that might seem unsympathetic. So I'll just say I hope your hand gets better very soon and that the extra strong painkillers are stopping it from hurting.
    • CommentAuthorfrogdust
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th, 2009 10:05pm (Feb 13th 2009)
     
    :coffee::cookie::cookie: Oh ! Bless your heart!:heart: I hope it is getting better.:hugging: here is some coco and some cookies to take with your pain pills "a spoon full of sugar makes the medicine go down in the most deliteful way " Silly I know but I used to sing it to my kids when they were ill or hurt.:tooth:
    • CommentAuthorfrogdust
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th, 2009 10:47pm (Feb 13th 2009)
     
    :heart::hugging: Happy Valintines Day! Red :heart::hugging:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th, 2009 3:32am (Feb 14th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Thank you - good idea Victoria, where can i get one of those from? :cool:

    Cheers frogdust, HAPPY VALENTINE'S to you too :bighug: And thanks for brightening the forum up, what a great job!
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      CommentAuthorVictoria
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th, 2009 3:47pm (Feb 14th 2009)
     
    Posted By: Redwhere can i get one of those from?


    Haven't seen any for years, actually. Last time was at a fairground, as a hook-a-duck prize.
    Good job you don't actually want one or you'd have to travel round looking for a fair and then do a whole lot of duck-hooking with your good hand while trying not to get your sling wet.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th, 2009 4:12pm (Feb 14th 2009)
     
    Try a football ground, Red, they sell them to the pilloc....er, supporters. Kate might get you one - ice hockey is a merkin sport, and I've only seen 'em on the Simpsons!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th, 2009 5:50pm (Feb 14th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    :D

    Bah, i really wanna go to a fairground now Victoria! Or, even better, ALTON TOWERS!! *pootles off to see when it opens for the year, if it hasn't already*
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th, 2009 5:51pm (Feb 14th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Saturday 28th March, hmmm wonder whether there are any special offers...
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th, 2009 11:26pm (Feb 14th 2009)
     
    Posted By: chief chickenTry a football ground, Red, they sell them to the pilloc....er, supporters. Kate might get you one - ice hockey is a merkin sport, and I've only seen 'em on the Simpsons!


    Hockey games in the UK don't have anything like that! And in the US/Canada they have sort of small towels that they swing around over their heads. That sounds really freaky written down.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 15th, 2009 4:08pm (Feb 15th 2009)
     
    Yes, Kate it does...:rolling:
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      CommentAuthorJonny
    • CommentTimeFeb 15th, 2009 4:39pm (Feb 15th 2009) edited
     
    Yes, we are odd that way.. But they did it in HHGTTG, so it must be good!

    It has its roots in teams colours/motion in the crowd/etc...
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 15th, 2009 4:54pm (Feb 15th 2009)
     
    What's HHGTTG? Not the snappiest acronym!:)
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      CommentAuthorJonny
    • CommentTimeFeb 15th, 2009 5:45pm (Feb 15th 2009)
     
    Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy:

    Towel
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 15th, 2009 6:58pm (Feb 15th 2009)
     
    Gotcha...that Jonny, there's a frood who really knows where his towel is...42!
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      CommentAuthorJonny
    • CommentTimeFeb 15th, 2009 7:12pm (Feb 15th 2009) edited
     
    CC: Awww....gosh..thanks! :)
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      CommentAuthorVictoria
    • CommentTimeFeb 15th, 2009 7:58pm (Feb 15th 2009) edited
     
    Posted By: Red
    ALTON TOWERS!! *pootles off to see when it opens for the year



    Posted By: RedSaturday 28th March,


    I went to Alton Towers with some friends (on a coach trip from a company that generally do trips to the seaside for older people) at the beginning of April. There was hardly anyone there - must be because it opens at the end of March.
    So do go in March/April, Red, then you won't have to queue for many rides.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 16th, 2009 1:06am (Feb 16th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    There's a special offer now from 14th - 22nd Feb, where tickets are just £13-something...how worth it is that?!

    Half-term though, means lots of people :confused:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th, 2009 2:48am (Feb 19th 2009) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Rant: i gotta get up at 9 for a lecture :mad: and then after my lectures all finish at 3, i have to go book a Dr's appt :angry:

    At least i don't have to get up at 7am for a 9 o clock lecture like some people though :)
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th, 2009 4:17pm (Feb 19th 2009) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    rant: the Dr's apparently is shut every Thursday...on a THURSDAY, why?? So i know i have to phone up tomorrow to ask for an appt :ack2:
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th, 2009 4:28pm (Feb 19th 2009)
     
    That's rubbish! Why would they shut on a weekday?!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th, 2009 6:55pm (Feb 19th 2009)
     
    Cos nobody gets ill on a Thursday, do they??
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      CommentAuthorVictoria
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th, 2009 7:27pm (Feb 19th 2009)
     
    Maybe Thursday is when all the doctors get ill?
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th, 2009 9:58pm (Feb 19th 2009)
     
    Thursday is the day when doctors are supposed to attend training etc. That's what they do here - didn't realise it was country-wide!! Not all surgeries close but most do. Easy life these doctors!! ;)
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th, 2009 10:09pm (Feb 19th 2009)
     
    Oh right, thanks for the answer, Kate. ;)
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th, 2009 12:04am (Feb 20th 2009) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Ahhh i see, didn't know that Kate...Well, they should let all the students know they intend to close on a Thursday :mad:

    I almost got bullied into going back to the hospital :P
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      CommentAuthorVictoria
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th, 2009 7:27pm (Feb 20th 2009) edited
     
    My digital camera has decided that photography takes far too much effort to bother with and now promptly turns itself off when I try to take a photo. Pesky camera.

    Free Smileys & Emoticons at Clip Art Of.com

    Oh, never mind. I'll just have to get a new one. It's an old camera, I expected it to give upin the end. Hooray for happy moose.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th, 2009 8:29pm (Feb 20th 2009)
     
    What you need is a Box Brownie...:)
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th, 2009 9:58pm (Feb 20th 2009)
     
    Victoria said:-
    "far too much effort to bother with and now promptly turns itself off when I try to take a photo. "
    That's because you are pressing the wrong button!!

    CC said:-
    "What you need is a Box Brownie"
    I have one of those. It is a mark two though. Very sophisticated...

    It occurs to me that I have a lot of junk around me .... including me.
    • CommentAuthorfrogdust
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th, 2009 10:20pm (Feb 20th 2009)
     
    Red ---I will keep a eye out for one of those silly foam pointing fingers. I think I saw some in San Antonio at the mall. I will have a look the next time i go home to see my mom . No promise as to when i will get it !
    Victoria-----:_photos:My digital camera is a horrible battery hog! a fresh set of batterys will only last a short time. i do not get to use it as much as I would like to. so it is retarded as your is!:lol:
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      CommentAuthorJonny
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th, 2009 11:53pm (Feb 20th 2009) edited
     
    I've got a Canon Rebel xt. Very expensive though!!
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st, 2009 1:36am (Feb 21st 2009) edited
     
    Oh nice!!! My dad has a Canon EOS 450D. It's quite a good camera but not as good as the Olympus SLR that he has. ;)
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      CommentAuthorJonny
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st, 2009 3:28am (Feb 21st 2009)
     
    Yah its alright..but I can't afford the GOOD lenses..yet!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st, 2009 4:32am (Feb 21st 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Posted By: frogdustRed ---I will keep a eye out for one of those silly foam pointing fingers. I think I saw some in San Antonio at the mall. I will have a look the next time i go home to see my mom . No promise as to when i will get it !

    Oh nice!

    I've made an appt for the Dr's on Monday so we will see what is happening ;)
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st, 2009 8:41pm (Feb 21st 2009)
     
    I've got a box Brownie too, Ollie...we are kindred wossnames....
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd, 2009 2:00pm (Feb 22nd 2009)
     
    It's silly really. I have various cameras, even one that puts onto a disc (tho' that's one of thoses square discs) Yet I hardly ever take pictures!
    My son has an all bells camera that cost a heck of a lot and he takes pics at events.
    He came to our annual family get together and took over a hundred!
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd, 2009 2:03pm (Feb 22nd 2009)
     
    Cameras are up in the attic.
    Now I am inspired to get them down and make a little dispay in my lounge.
    I need to go up into attic anyway as neice is pestering for details for family tree.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd, 2009 4:11pm (Feb 22nd 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    rant; Dr's appt tomorrow :ack2:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd, 2009 5:52pm (Feb 22nd 2009)
     
    You'll be fine; you'll be armwrestling by Wednesday, cherub!