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Old 19.06.2017, 16:57
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I'm wondering at what time of the day it's acceptable to crack open the bottle of Champagne that's been on the dining room table since my birthday...

Secondary concern: is it acceptable to drink said champagne from the bottle using a straw because I can't reach the flutes?
Now that we're warned go for it, including the straw.
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Old 19.06.2017, 17:09
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I am first enjoying a Pickled Onion Monster Munch snack.
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Old 19.06.2017, 17:11
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

I'm on DuoLingo, and all the leaves on my tree are now gold.

If I don't want to lose my streak I have no choice but to tackle the next (much more difficult) section.
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Old 19.06.2017, 18:33
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I'm cooking soup and it is not soup weather.
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Old 19.06.2017, 18:37
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I'm cooking soup and it is not soup weather.
Gazpacho?
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Old 19.06.2017, 18:40
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Old 19.06.2017, 18:40
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It's broccoli and cream, if I cool it the cream fat will coagulate, ick. I think I will get a bunch of popcicles to cool it in our bellies, instead
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Old 19.06.2017, 19:01
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Unsure whether to post on the FWP thread or on the "horrible gifts" thread. I was taught that the polite thing to do when receiving an unwelcome gift is thank you, smile, and then toss it in a drawer to never see it again, but I couldn't hold it in this time

My husband is usually very good with gifts, and I have loved every single one of them, from the single sunflower on a difficult day, to the vintage vinyl record player, and everything in between. Until this weekend...

He bought me one of those things that hook up to your computer, house system, phone, etc. and you can talk to. Alexis? Alexia? ...whatever.
Well, I hate the da*n thing, I find it creepy to the n-th power. I felt horrible because he was so excited, but I could not bring myself to lie and he understood. I want that thing nowhere near my house, and it's going back to where it came from ASAP. I hate it. I hate it!!! I looked up the thing, and apparently people are getting their knickers in a twist over this stuff.

Am I the only one who finds this creepy? The only people I want to talk to when I am home alone are myself and my house ghosts, LOL!
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Old 19.06.2017, 19:06
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Unsure whether to post on the FWP thread or on the "horrible gifts" thread. I was taught that the polite thing to do when receiving an unwelcome gift is thank you, smile, and then toss it in a drawer to never see it again, but I couldn't hold it in this time

My husband is usually very good with gifts, and I have loved every single one of them, from the single sunflower on a difficult day, to the vintage vinyl record player, and everything in between. Until this weekend...

He bought me one of those things that hook up to your computer, house system, phone, etc. and you can talk to. Alexis? Alexia? ...whatever.
Well, I hate the da*n thing, I find it creepy to the n-th power. I felt horrible because he was so excited, but I could not bring myself to lie and he understood. I want that thing nowhere near my house, and it's going back to where it came from ASAP. I hate it. I hate it!!! I looked up the thing, and apparently people are getting their knickers in a twist over this stuff.

Am I the only one who finds this creepy? The only people I want to talk to when I am home alone are myself and my house ghosts, LOL!
Good call, I wouldn't want it in my house either and I'm a tech nerd.
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Old 19.06.2017, 19:18
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

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He bought me one of those things that hook up to your computer, house system, phone, etc. and you can talk to. Alexis? Alexia? ...whatever.
Well, I hate the da*n thing, I find it creepy to the n-th power. I felt horrible because he was so excited, but I could not bring myself to lie and he understood. I want that thing nowhere near my house, and it's going back to where it came from ASAP. I hate it. I hate it!!! I looked up the thing, and apparently people are getting their knickers in a twist over this stuff.

Am I the only one who finds this creepy? The only people I want to talk to when I am home alone are myself and my house ghosts, LOL!
I totally feel your pain. My OH hides the remote so I have to ask Cortana's permission to pause or play next episode etc

Well, screw you Cortana!

Is what I think, until I remember I have no control and she has all the power. So I ask her in my nicest possible voice "Hey Cortana. Play next episode."

And what does she say: "I'm sorry, I didn't get that."

I swear she isn't so dang insolent when my OH is around.

#weneedtotalkaboutcortana
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Old 19.06.2017, 19:18
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Unsure whether to post on the FWP thread or on the "horrible gifts" thread. I was taught that the polite thing to do when receiving an unwelcome gift is thank you, smile, and then toss it in a drawer to never see it again, but I couldn't hold it in this time

My husband is usually very good with gifts, and I have loved every single one of them, from the single sunflower on a difficult day, to the vintage vinyl record player, and everything in between. Until this weekend...

He bought me one of those things that hook up to your computer, house system, phone, etc. and you can talk to. Alexis? Alexia? ...whatever.
Well, I hate the da*n thing, I find it creepy to the n-th power. I felt horrible because he was so excited, but I could not bring myself to lie and he understood. I want that thing nowhere near my house, and it's going back to where it came from ASAP. I hate it. I hate it!!! I looked up the thing, and apparently people are getting their knickers in a twist over this stuff.

Am I the only one who finds this creepy? The only people I want to talk to when I am home alone are myself and my house ghosts, LOL!
Nope. I can see no need for such a thing except if people want to be even lazier than they are now. Ads are atrocious - "Alexia, turn on the light" when stepping on kids' building blocks in the dark. Well idiot, if you'd turned the light on yourself before entering the room you wouldn't have stepped on them now would you.
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Old 20.06.2017, 20:35
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I have no idea what you are all talking about with this Alexia business...
the annual courgette glut has started. At lunchtime it was courgette, mushroom & potatoes + this evenings ninja courgettes are in the quiche.
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Old 20.06.2017, 20:38
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I have no idea what you are all talking about with this Alexia business...
the annual courgette glut has started. At lunchtime it was courgette, mushroom & potatoes + this evenings ninja courgettes are in the quiche.
Wow! You seem to have the tastier first world problem ever.. <3
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Old 20.06.2017, 20:57
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I'm on DuoLingo, and all the leaves on my tree are now gold.

If I don't want to lose my streak I have no choice but to tackle the next (much more difficult) section.
That's a great problem to have! I haven't logged on in so long, I didn't know they were using trees with leaves to track your progress. I guess my tree is dead by now...
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Old 21.06.2017, 00:05
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This evening's weather is far too hot to have my over-heated macbook sitting on my boobs while I lie sweltering in bed and type sh!te posts on the forum.
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Old 21.06.2017, 00:16
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Old 21.06.2017, 00:22
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This evening's weather is far too hot to have my over-heated macbook sitting on my boobs while I lie sweltering in bed and type sh!te posts on the forum.
I, on the other hand, have been complaining all day because this office AC is set at a ridiculously low temperature and I am freezing!

I usually set my own freezing level in my home office, but I am visiting another office and they don't have individual thermostats, the horror!!!

I know I'll regret this next week when I am in places with no AC at all. Quintessential FWPs.
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Old 21.06.2017, 10:51
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

How long is it considered acceptable to wander around the grocery freezer section without arousing suspicion? I've been 10 minutes in the frozen veg section and an additional 5 leaning into the ice lolly bin.

So. Hot.
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Old 21.06.2017, 11:05
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How long is it considered acceptable to wander around the grocery freezer section without arousing suspicion? I've been 10 minutes in the frozen veg section and an additional 5 leaning into the ice lolly bin.

So. Hot.
10 in fruit and veg probably okay, but 5 in the ice lolly bin and they're likely to come check you haven't been consuming all the merchandise.
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Old 21.06.2017, 11:11
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How long is it considered acceptable to wander around the grocery freezer section without arousing suspicion? I've been 10 minutes in the frozen veg section and an additional 5 leaning into the ice lolly bin.

So. Hot.
If you work at a place that has onsite IT and a server room, call them and ask if they would give you a tour of the server room.

You might have to shout while you're on the phone with them - when the weather gets like this the entire IT department finds something in the server room which needs their attention, so when they pick up the phone the noise of the A/C in the background may make it hard for them to hear you.
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