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I just used to microwave them when that happens but i dont have a microwave anymore. Be careful when you do this as the clothes do get extremely hot especially wool!
My house is always full of drying washing, it adds character I think.
As to the vigilante thing, don't do it (trust me, this is from experience) Luckily for me, my Sister locked me in her kitchen til I'd calmed down last time I saw her ex-husband.
Anyway, normal moan for me, it's gonna be a Plastic Xmas (and I don't mean just cos of my dumb username) no cash, no pressies, oh dear....
Couldn't you peel a strip of your @$$ fur of and use it as a credit card?
Have credit card, balance ever growing, less of a balance now, more of a falling over.
You could always change your identity and become the MetalicHippo
As the others have advised, Ross, be wary of instigating any violent retaliation on your sister's ex. All what will happen is it will all come back on yourself. If he starts on you again though, I'd be inclined to defend myself in the best way I possibly could, which usually means winning.

Drying clothes... When I was in a Hall of Residence many moons ago, we all learned we could save on drying bills by hanging our standard issue stools through the towel rail above the heater. When placed correctly the four legs acted as an excellant clothes horse.

Unfortunately, not far into the second term we were all banned from this practice after one of the cleaning ladies almost skewered herself in the neck on one of them.
A long time ago, during ny very first stay in England I almost put my room to fire by drying my tights! I washed them and then placed them to dry on an armchair covered with a sort of artificial skin, and left them close to the chimney. Imagine that my tights became so hot that they burned a hole in the plastic skin covering the armchair!!!
The only fire accident that I ever had was right after I started selling Mary Kay (no, I don't do it anymore). I got a huge order in (my first with my kit and everything else that I would need). I had already filled up all of the cabinet space available, so I set this box on the stove. When I did, I accidently hit the knob that turns the burners on. Next thing I knew the box was in flames. Luckily we got it out, and none of the merchandice was ruined. My family will never let me live that one down. I am teased about it all the time.

I really don't have a brood today. Actually I am in a pretty good mood. This is the best I have felt since last Wednesday/Thursday. It is one thing to be lazy and stay in bed reading, and another when you can't do anything but stay in bed, which until yesterday was the situation over here.

I am looking forward to getting several things done today, that should have been done last week.

Merry Christmas Everyone!!! Christmas Tree Smilie
#1 I'm drunk and I don't like being drunk

#2 the LCD on my mobile phone has died and as this is my only means of communication I'm quite annoyed(sod's law to die on the night of christmas eve)

#3 my sisters t'internet is really slow and rubbish, still faster than mine though as I don't have a phone line at my flat.(luckily I have ADSL at work and being that I work my @$$ off, my boss lets me use that)

#4 I'm drunk

#5 I think I spelt casbah wrong in the music thread

#6 stupid stupid stupid phone

#7 I'm hungry and grumpy

#8 It sucks that I'm nineteen and going deaf
Ross posted on 25/12/2002 at 09:12 In the Green Dragon Tavern The Return of just what exactly are you reading right now?
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Why do we still bother with daylight saving time as it was only needed for the second world war.
My answer: Whether there is an on going war effort or not, we can still save some Summer morning energy, when lights might otherwise need be turned on.

I like daylight savings time and wish the powers that be would, instead of falling back one hour in the fall (autumn) would move it another hour forward. I don't mind going to work/school in the dark, but would rather we could go home in the light and maybe have an hour of daylight left to get something done outside rather than also going home in the dark.

When I was a boy on the farm, it didn't matter if we had daylight savings time or not. When we did we still harvested the wheat by the sun, getting up at 6 AM; started cutting at 7 AM when the morning dew had dried; we had our noon meal from 1 to 2 PM; and quit at 9 PM. The grain elevators adjusted their hours to suit those of the farmers. This did put a crimp on Saturday nights as they were only a couple hours long by the time we had dinner and caught a shower. However the average harvest only lasted about ten days.

I guess what I'm saying here is that no matter what time convention society decides upon, the people will modify their lives to suit it, when they can. When they can't there will be hardships that must be put up with for the common good.

[Edited on 25/12/2002 by Grondmaster]
I would just like to appologise for my grumpy rantings on christmas day! I had had eight cheeky vimto's and had fallen asleep in a car resulting in my accute cantankerous behaviour. I have cheered up now as i have watched Spider-man and Lawrence of arabia. Well and the fact I am no longer drunk.


Ps. If any body is wondering a cheeky vimto is 1/4 Port to 3/4 Blue WKD, It tastes just like vimto and gets you ratted quicker than a really quick rat!
Had a wonderful Christmas holiday so far, but I knew something must come up and spoil it all.

I was eating a cheese sandwich yesterday while watching telly, and guess what happened? A piece of one of my teeth broke off! I don't know why, I don't know how, but it did happen. And there you are, being good and brushing your teeth every morning and evening. And that's not all. It's new year's eve on Tuesday, right? The dentist doesn't work on Wednesday (which is normal), but she hasn't got any time for me on Monday and Tuesday either! First spot available Thursday afternoon! Can you believe it? And it does hurt. Ouch. Rolling Eyes Smilie
I am entirely bitter that I took my last final exam a whole week ago and they still have not posted the grades from any of my classes...mostly I don't care, but I definitely would be a bit less frantic if I knew whether or not I passed my math class... Cow Sleeping Smilie (I couldn't find a stressed out smiley so I used the cow.)
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Know what you're feeling, Chika. I made this big English test a week before the holidays (which last two weeks), and after the holidays I have three weeks of exams and after those three weeks we'll just have normal class and the results of the test will be posted together with those of the exams, so approximately 3 weeks after the exams.
Juggling Smilie
Hi all, do you remember I while back I wrote that I was really not looking forward to christmas because of problems I was having with my family, ie none of them speaking to me. Well it was nearly as bad as I thought, so next year we've decided to go on holiday for christmas instead. After spending about £400 on presents and getting a second hand printer in return we're going to tell everyone that we're just buying token presents and we're going to sunny places with the money, hurray! sod them all!
That's the spirit Bah-Hum-Bug!
I'va got one! The day after christmas I looked up The Atlas of Middle Earth on the Borders webpage and it was $16.50 Then I go to borders two days later and it is $24 now that really ****es me of because I only got a $15 gift card!!
Faramir, things are always cheeper on the net. is there any way to use your gift certificate online?
No I couldn't because you had to have a credit card in case the gift card didn't have enough on it or it was fake and as I am only 13 years of age I am unable at this time to procure a credit card of my own and neither one of my parents trust the internet enough th let me usre theirs.
Sad Smilie Sad Smilie The Christmas spirit was definetly not here....I'll probably sound like a wimp,complaining all over the forums and all...but my love was crushed. Very Sad Smilie -pathetic,no?well,what can i do...I can't take it off my mind and stuff like this,and I see her every day...oh.....Plus,because of my incoming exams I can't work on my webpage,wich should be the first romanian tolkien-inspired....I need a holiday.A very long holiday Smile Smilie ...
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but my love was crushed.
Sorry to hear that, Raptor. Sad Smilie Unfortunately that is the way of love, and worse, it is likely this won't be the last time you feel like this. Sad Smilie Love really is a rollercoaster, and for every up there seems to be a down. Sad Smilie

If there's one consolation to be had, though, it does seem to get easier the more times it happens.
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If there's one consolation to be had, though, it does seem to get easier the more times it happens


Are you trying to make the bloke give up completely. It is true though. You should become a hartless pig like me much more fun.
I'm sorry raptor... Sad Smilie It'll get better, I promise...in the meantime, is there any way you can manage to not see her every day?

Good luck on your exams, btw... Smile Smilie
Ross, the council has noticed how hard you have been trying not to use swear words. We really do appreciate it. Thank you and no one will laugh at you for the word peeved. I use it at home all the time. (I won's swear in front of my son Robbie.) That is one of my pet peeves and I get onto people that come over and say certain words in front of him. Especially his father.
Raptor, I am sorry too. That is not a good thing to happen to any one. We have all been there at somepoint and it can really be tough. I wish you the best of luck. It will get better.


I HATE COMPUTERS!!!
I HATE COMPUTERS!!!
I HATE COMPUTERS!!!

Anyone that saw me in chat on thursday knows why. "The Mellie Conflict" is a great description of me and computers Taz. It just fit. I still am having the same problems and matthew fell asleep on the couch after he got home from work tonight, and tomorrow he won't have time to fix it for me. ARRRRGGGGHHHH!!!!!!!!!

I HATE COMPUTERS!!!
I HATE COMPUTERS!!!
I HATE COMPUTERS!!!

OK, I think I am better now.




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in the meantime, is there any way you can manage to not see her every day?
...nope...she's from my class,and,plus,we're gonna go to the same arts university. Sad Smilie She's a great girl,after all that happened(she was my best friend)she still wants to be friends,and I was a total jackass this week-I completley ignored her,trying to get some hate into my mind,but...I can't stop it.Thanks,Faramir and you all.I don't know what to do now,but I guess life will find a way... Sad Smilie
Time will ease the pain, Raptor. Hang in there.
I'll hang allringt...on a rope... Big Smile Smilie sorry for that,I'm widely known for my bad jokes.Well,I'm still feeling miserably.
Trouble is, Raptor, when people tell you that time heals the pain, what they fail to tell you is it usually takes about six years.


(I'm bad at telling jokes too)
Indeed.
Six years sounds about right. There is little hope of "getting over" something so powerful as a true relationship quickly without either dropping who you are utterly, or dropping who they are utterly. Both prove very difficult to do for those of integrity. I think from looking around the board the last few days that many in here (more than most online boards, sadly including RAS.com) are possessed of that kind of integrity.
Unfortunatly things change, and it's been in my experience only the herald for further pain. Nothing kills more than losing a love(if you indeed deemed it that).

Ah well, I havn't begun to exhaust my negativity, but I'll stop there.

Many thanks for the welcome further up Val

-Diaz Soulbern


[Edited on 1/14/2003 by Diaz_Soulbern]
Okay, I know this may be sort of off-topic and might better belong in Jokes, but I think it belongs here to bring a little perspective to our woes.
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Having a bad day?

There was a case in one hospital's Intensive Care ward where patients always died in the same bed, on Sunday morning, at about 11 a.m., regardless of their medical condition.

This puzzled the doctors and some even thought that it had something to do with the supernatural. No one could solve the mystery... as to why the deaths occurred around 11 a.m. on Sundays. So a world-wide team of experts was assembled to investigate the cause of the incidents.

The next Sunday morning, a few minutes before 11 a.m., all doctors and nurses nervously wait outside the ward to see for themselves what the terrible phenomenon was all about. Some were holding wooden crosses, prayer books and other holy objects to ward off the evil spirits.

Just when the clock struck 11... Pookie Johnson, the part-time Sunday sweeper, entered the ward and unplugged the life support system so that he could use the vacuum cleaner.


Having a Bad Day?

The average cost of rehabilitating a seal after the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska was $80,000. At a special ceremony, two of the most expensively saved animals were being released back into the wild amid cheers and applause from onlookers. A minute later, in full view, a killer whale ate them both.


Still think you are having a bad day?

A woman came home to find her husband in the kitchen shaking frantically, almost in a dancing frenzy, with some kind of wire running from his waist towards the electric kettle. Intending to jolt him away from the deadly current, she whacked him with a handy plank of wood, breaking his arm in two places. Up to that moment, he had been happily listening to his Walkman.


STILL think you're having a bad day?

Two animal rights protesters were protesting at the cruelty of sending pigs to a slaughterhouse in Bonn, Germany. Suddenly, all two thousand pigs broke loose and escaped through a broken fence, stampeding madly. The two hapless protesters were trampled to death.


What?! STILL having a bad day?

Iraqi terrorist Khay Rahnajet didn't pay enough postage on a letter bomb. It came back with "return to sender" stamped on it. Forgetting it was the bomb, he opened it and was blown to bits.

There, now, feeling better?
I know not where this originated, as it came to me buried under great mounds of Fwd's. Elf With a Big Grin Smilie
Noisy police and media helicopter's are disturbing me as a copper got stabbed last night on the street where I work. I don't so much mind the police one's as they have sillencers on them. but the media ones are just noisy and irratating. Why don't they just go and find some new news and send a ground crew. Mad Smilie
I can't chat anymore and but I really want to.. (see 'help with chat') It appears I might only be able to talk to you guys in the forums..
Sad Smilie
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I can't chat anymore and but I really want to.. (see 'help with chat') It appears I might only be able to talk to you guys in the forums..


Is it that you are using a 56k modem as I can only go on chat through an ADSL modem?
Oh yes my phones back and fixxed one less thing for me to be peved at. It's very hard for me not to use swear words and I think Ive been doing quite well, so nobody is to laugh at my choice of the word peved!
Why thank you! Tongue Smilie

I've just broke a chair, doh.
More laundry-related traumas...

To pay for laundry here, you had to add money to your ID card and then use the card to pay at the washers and dryers. Simple enough...however, I tried to put money on my card today, and I put it in the machine and the dumb thing won't give it back. I called all the numbers I could think of that might possibly know what to do and was transferred all over the world, but since it's a holiday, almost no one is in their offices and the people that are there don't know what to do. So now, I'm out $10 (it took my money before getting stubborn), I can't do my landry, I can't get in to any of the buildings, including my own room (the ID also acts as a key), and I can't EAT because without my ID, I can't get into the dining halls (And the dining hall ladies don't believe me about the card. I tried.)
I've not been floating around for three days because my mother gave me food poisoning on dodgy Pizza.
I hope you had some nice friends who could provide a roof over your head for you Chikakat. And let this be a lesson well learned... Students are supposed to be smelly!!!
Do they have photo's on the ID card's if not, ask a friend if you can borrow theres and give them the money that you use. Other wise eat at your parents, although at the moment I recommend you steer clear of pizza.
Ross, the IDs do have photos, and unfortunately my parents are a couple hours' drive away...but, luckily, the service guy managed to get my card out...he broke it, but that's ok because then they replaced it for free. So now I can eat, get into my buildings and have lovely clean laundry Big Smile Smilie
I'm glad to hear that. I hate it when I'm hungry and having to put up with dirty clothes.
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I'm glad to hear that. I hate it when I'm hungry and having to put up with dirty clothes.
I agree with the hungry part, but dirty clothes don't really bother me (just people around me). In my second year at university I wore the same pair of jeans everyday for a year without washing them at all. Talk about crusty and well patched Rolling Eyes Smilie
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In my second year at university I wore the same pair of jeans everyday for a year without washing them at all. Talk about crusty and well patched
Yes, I'll bet when you took them off at night, you just stood them in the corner. Or did you sleep in them too? Elf With a Big Grin Smilie


so you can say that those pants have already got some quite personality Elf With a Big Grin Smilie

so ....., would we like to know anything about your school days.....,should we ask them?.... Wink Smilie
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so ....., would we like to know anything about your school days.....,should we ask them?....
Better not. I look back at the old photos of those days and cringe... Long hair, jeans with dozens of multi-coloured patches sewn onto them and decorated with drawings of flowers and unicorns etc, afghan coat.... need I go on? It would have been okay if it was the sixties, but not the eighties.

They would have a few good tales to tell though, but I cannot remember most of them Wink Smilie
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I agree with the hungry part, but dirty clothes don't really bother me


The clothes but doesn't really bother me being a bachelor who lives on his own, I use the sniff it technique. As for dodgy clothes I wear a green duffel coat (I actually had this dried cleaned the other week after two years of my family complaining it smelt like a wet dog, in it's defence it only smelt like a wet dog when it had been raining. Unfortunately I live in Manchester otherwise known as the rainy city)
I hate my solicitor, she's a lazy ****. I've now been waiting since the first week of October for her to finish the sale of the house I'm buying. I've had to push her evry step of the way and all she ever does is blame everybody else. The other day she even blamed the sellers, how can it be the sellers they're paying another solicitor to do what you're supposed to be doing. Mean while beacuse of her ineptitude I'm left stuck in a flat with windows that don't open, no central heating and no hot water. I keep having to have cold washes and it's begining to *** me off. I hate my solicitor she's a lazy money grabing wasters!

[Edited on 26/1/2003 by Allyssa]
Well I am not brooding at the moment I feel pretty good i must be ill or something I am not too sure yet.
It can sometimes be a case of the sellers stalling, Ross. The first house which I attempted to buy fell through because of this same problem. Sometimes they are part of a chain and have nowhere to go once they sell, so they slow things down with their own sale until they are ready to move.

Sometimes when house prices are shooting up, the seller realises they could have made a lot more money if they had hung on later. Some of these people actually sabotage a sale so they can start again at a higher price.

But you are right... sometimes it is the solicitor only doing his job when you are actually yelling down the phone at him.
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