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A Migro's store nearby was designed so that you take many extra steps to go through the proper entrance vs. the retail checkouts which is right in front of the overall entrance of the store. They block off the unused checkouts but one day someone is going to crack and hop over that barricade.
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Old 02.09.2017, 21:16
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My other half is out tonight, so I'm going to have to postpone the GoT finale until tomorrow...

Or, I watch it, and fake it tomorrow.
I faked a Vietnamese soup tonight .... it was pretty good actually (no Vietnamese present to judge it).
Faking is so much more productive these days
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Old 02.09.2017, 21:42
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Posting on EF from the loo?

(Send your wife a FB message - that's what Tom's wife does when she wants something )
I never iShare location and my iNeeds with my spouse. Especially, when I'm in my magic sanctuary just quietly contemplating life and following the news on the EF. Daily morning routine ended up in relief for a whole day.

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Old 03.09.2017, 15:48
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Parenting dilemma -

my kids are lying on their beds reading. Yes, reading books (!) not even playing with tablets or phones.
And I want to go outside in the sun and play
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Old 03.09.2017, 15:54
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The sun is out.
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Old 05.09.2017, 20:04
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Explaining to the kids about the Dark Ages where we couldn't just Whatsapp our friends, and ask them to send a photo of what we had to do, if we forgot our homework at school.

Aaaaaaaaaaaannnnnndddd.. it even tooks WEEEEEKS after we took a photo, to get it developed.


I am understanding how the neanderthal felt when those tall walking sapiens turned up.
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Old 05.09.2017, 20:05
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Aaaaaaaaaaaannnnnndddd.. it even tooks WEEEEEKS after we took a photo, to get it developed.
This method is still available. My aunt still does this.
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Old 05.09.2017, 20:20
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Parenting dilemma -

my kids are lying on their beds reading. Yes, reading books (!) not even playing with tablets or phones.
And I want to go outside in the sun and play
Don't yield to temptation. We parents should serve good examples to our kids after all.
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Old 05.09.2017, 20:29
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I am understanding how the neanderthal felt when those tall walking sapiens turned up.
But if you make a pinhole camera and get some positive photopaper and show them how it used to work, those same kids will be convinced that you are some kind of wizard, endowed with supernatural powers.

And... if you decide to try this, be sure to buy a fair amount of paper and developer... demonstrating your super powers will set off a craze which lasts about a month or so.
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Old 05.09.2017, 23:18
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This method is still available. My aunt still does this.
The old analogue cameras seem to catch the range of colours at sunset much better than the digital ones do
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Old 06.09.2017, 16:04
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Never a good idea to unload a white wash out of washing machine after making blueberry muffins.
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Old 06.09.2017, 17:49
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Aaaaaaaaaaaannnnnndddd.. it even tooks WEEEEEKS after we took a photo, to get it developed.
At college we had a darkroom where you do your own black and white processing. and one of the keener guys involved bought film in bulk for us, so it was relatively quick, and most important as students, affordable.

Black and white photography was a good way to get started with your first SLR camera.
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Old 06.09.2017, 18:11
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One single mosquito woke me up about every 15 minutes last night. Result: I'm unscathed but knackered.
How long does it take a mosquito to starve to death? Is it expecting me to continue that game tonight?
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Old 06.09.2017, 18:28
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One single mosquito woke me up about every 15 minutes last night. Result: I'm unscathed but knackered.
How long does it take a mosquito to starve to death? Is it expecting me to continue that game tonight?
Perfect FWS (first world solution) to your FWP (first world problem).
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Old 06.09.2017, 18:39
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I can't fit all the swag I got at IFA Berlin into my cabin bag, damn EasyJet's one bag policy
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Old 06.09.2017, 18:44
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Pointless is becoming pointless.
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I used my Dyson to clean my Roomba, and the rest of the apt (I was close to needing snowshoes not to sink in to my knees). Then I emptied the Dyson and put it away.

Now I've just come back from taking the garbage bag out, only to notice that it had a small tear and some of the dust from the two vacuum cleaners has leaked out.

Now I have to decide if I want to get the Dyson back out, or just ignore it for tonight and run the (now perfectly clean) Roomba tomorrow.

The horrors.... the horrors!
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Old 06.09.2017, 18:58
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One single mosquito woke me up about every 15 minutes last night. Result: I'm unscathed but knackered.
How long does it take a mosquito to starve to death? Is it expecting me to continue that game tonight?
That mosquito or one of its pals is almost certain to be back.

The little buggers seem to think it's mandatory to wake me up by buzzing around my ears before they bite.

They like to hide in dark places during the day, especially under the bed. When they get too bad I give the underside of the bed and other furniture a good spray with insecticide. Early evening so that you don't feel as though you are poisoning yourself when your head hits the pillow.
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Old 06.09.2017, 19:22
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Now I've just come back from taking the garbage bag out, only to notice that it had a small tear and some of the dust from the two vacuum cleaners has leaked out.
My solution is a third vacuum cleaner, a hand held battery driven job.
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