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yes, the savings aspect has been very important to me, my father called it 'f+-k you' money, it means you can walk away if you have to, and sometimes you have to.

there are people who rely on god to provide though, i sometimes find things at the side of the road that i need, last week it was hangers, someone verschenking them, or plates when i had no plates or blankets when i had no blankets.
You're right there. I found all my very good saucepans on the side of the road, here on that special day when stuff like that used to be collected by the commune.
Now everything has to be taken to the dump, which spoils all the fun for scroungers like me in Lausanne.
It's incredible the perfectly useable stuff that's just chucked out in Switzerland
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Old 26.01.2014, 17:03
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My ring is too big for my little finger and slightly too small for my ring finger.
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Old 26.01.2014, 17:22
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My ring is too big for my little finger and slightly too small for my ring finger.
this is the universe telling you you need to buy another ring, problem?, i don't think so
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Old 26.01.2014, 17:35
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So, I thought I'd organised history, travel, politics, biographies, English language, foreign languages, linguistics... I'd even got special sections for Greek, Ottoman and Byzantine history... it was all sorted. Tomorrow, I thought, I can make a start on poetry and literature.

... and then I found another box of history books!

Now I wonder what else is lurking in the unopened boxes in the living room, and find myself paralysed in my mission to organise our library.

Waily waily!
i've been opening boxes and cleaning cleaning cleaning for 3 days and still havnt found my corkscrew

Waily waily waily!

and I've been looking forward to it arriving for weeks
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i've been opening boxes and cleaning cleaning cleaning for 3 days and still havnt found my corkscrew

Waily waily waily!

and I've been looking forward to it arriving for weeks
You obviously don't want a drink too badly, or you might have bought a cheap corkscrew by now
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Old 26.01.2014, 17:45
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You obviously don't want a drink too badly, or you might have bought a cheap corkscrew by now
i want to see how far i can go without buying anything.. infact selling or giving away more

there are these options, nice warm feeling too knowing you have survival skills

how to open a bottle without a corkscrew
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Old 26.01.2014, 17:57
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i want to see how far i can go without buying anything.. infact selling or giving away more

there are these options, nice warm feeling too knowing you have survival skills

how to open a bottle without a corkscrew
That brought back memories. I went to a boarding school and at one point they got rather worried about us doing nothing constructive during the weekends, so set up lots of school clubs. I did a practical science club (run by our French history teacher ) and one Saturday afternoon he had us working out various ways of getting a cork out of a bottle without a corkscrew. He rounded off the afternoon by showing us how to open champagne with a sword (although I believe he used an axe).

Yes, essential skills for the modern young lady
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That brought back memories. I went to a boarding school and at one point they got rather worried about us doing nothing constructive during the weekends, so set up lots of school clubs. I did a practical science club (run by our French history teacher ) and one Saturday afternoon he had us working out various ways of getting a cork out of a bottle without a corkscrew. He rounded off the afternoon by showing us how to open champagne with a sword (although I believe he used an axe).

Yes, essential skills for the modern young lady
i got the impression from ceppych i wasn't putting my back into this drinking business…

so i tried a picture hook which works.. i also read you can bang the bottom with a shoe but that did not work for me, maybe not strong enough though

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yes that is a water glass i only seem to have champagne glasses and they weren't big enough, my little first world problem
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Old 26.01.2014, 20:19
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You were lucky, i read mine in a crack in the road, how come you didn't go to the library?
No libraries where I lived.

The horror! The horror!
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No libraries where I lived.

The horror! The horror!
Nice one now though
http://www.libraryofbirmingham.com/
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No libraries where I lived.

The horror! The horror!
you were living in the third world ?
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Old 26.01.2014, 20:43
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you were living in the third world ?
Probably England
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Old 26.01.2014, 21:00
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Probably England
it absolutey is the 'greatest nation on earth', and thats not just the bad wine that is burning the back of my throat like whiskey speaking

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this is the universe telling you you need to buy another ring, problem?, i don't think so
i don't know how i could have misinterpreted the universes message so badly here

but i think it is telling you to buy two new rings.
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Old 26.01.2014, 21:44
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you were living in the third world ?
Libaries was all we had.

Books arrived only once a month and you had to wait a line for hours, maybe got one if lucky.

Libaries are rad.
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Old 26.01.2014, 22:17
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Libaries was all we had.

Books arrived only once a month and you had to wait a line for hours, maybe got one if lucky.

Libaries are rad.
yes, they compensate for a lot of the shortcomings of the average parent,

i remember always preferring to be dropped of at the local library while my mother went shopping, it was the former goal and the country being an old english colony with a lot of english influences had all the classics right back to homer and aeschelus.
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Old 26.01.2014, 22:25
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yes, they compensate for a lot of the shortcomings of the average parent,

i remember always preferring to be dropped of at the local library while my mother went shopping, it was the former goal and the country being an old english colony with a lot of english influences had all the classics right back to homer and aeschelus.
I feel bad for your German mom, you had a go at her a few times recently

I mispronounce library on purpose to cheer for sweet teen thugs in Chicago I worked with at one point..Libraries are better than internet. But today's teens might think otherwise. 1st worlders.

I gotta pay a late fee in ZH though, shucks. Totally 1st world annoyance.
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The First World Problem thread has gone all.. umm... navel gazing. Where am I going to get my laughs now..?
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Old 26.01.2014, 22:28
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The First World Problem thread has gone all.. umm... navel gazing. Where am I going to get my laughs now..?
Thread split!

I nominate MC to do the job.
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Naw, I like when people share.. just get better at filtering.

Don't be lazy, guys, if you want funny, make it funny.
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