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There is still snow in the mountains but I am tired to snowboard again.
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Lovely m-i-l is determined to stay more than a week as she announced before visiting us. I like that she's helping but I feel like I have no privacy!
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Old 12.04.2018, 07:44
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I really could have done with some sleep after all the parties this week but the neighbours get new windows including frames today

Addendum 9.15h: One good thing about being woken up early: I do know there was sunshine today ..... before the grey clouds came along.

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I woke up way too early today and now i want to go back to bed again
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I proposed my daughter to change roles for a day: I would go to her school and she to my work.

The plan failed in an early stage as she doesn't like coffee.
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Old 12.04.2018, 22:33
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I cannot get the spa chlorine smell out if my hair. Is there a spa with no chlorine...anywhere?
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Old 12.04.2018, 22:40
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If there is I wouldn't swim there!
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Old 12.04.2018, 22:46
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If there is I wouldn't swim there!
I know. And it's always the awesome really warm pools that logically have the most chlorine in it. Yikes.

Do mud baths have chlorine in? How about beer spas (like the ones in Czech Rep.)?
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Old 12.04.2018, 22:55
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.....Do mud baths have chlorine in? How about beer spas (like the ones in Czech Rep.)?
I'm sure the beer spas don't but if you're late there is nothing left to swim in
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Old 13.04.2018, 08:19
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I'm sure the beer spas don't but if you're late there is nothing left to swim in
I could confirm that I had lots of Spass in chlorine water last time I went to swim.

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Is it just me being grumpy with age or are younger folk getting more stupid? I asked my manager and he suggested it was cause and effect.

Just to be clear, I asked whether he meant that my grumpiness was causing stupidity among the young or whether my grumpiness was caused by idiocy. Not only did he indicate the latter, but quoted me in a conversation he had later.

So - are younger folk becoming ever more stupid? Notwithstanding the supremely smart young people who are my children and yours?
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I could confirm that I had lots of Spass in chlorine water last time I went to swim.
I thought that's what you meant .... your editing did the trick
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My kids complain about it too. STEM education is in some ways a move away from a wider world view, and the curriculum has far too little "hands on". The internet can only virtualize some information.

My daughter "learnt" about electricity from an online app, the physics teacher did 3 experiments with real equipment, and blew it up in one experiment. But rather than explain what went wrong just referred the kids to the explanation in the coursebook.

Jesus wept, it took me an afternoon with a battery, a couple of light bulbs, and a DVM to cover everything they did in a semester of classes with her.
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I know. And it's always the awesome really warm pools that logically have the most chlorine in it. Yikes.

Do mud baths have chlorine in? How about beer spas (like the ones in Czech Rep.)?
I know of a nice little hidden away skinny dipping hot springs up in the Olympic mountains of Washington that has no chlorine.
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Old 13.04.2018, 22:06
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My ice-cream was brought to me.
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My kids complain about it too. STEM education is in some ways a move away from a wider world view, and the curriculum has far too little "hands on". The internet can only virtualize some information.

My daughter "learnt" about electricity from an online app, the physics teacher did 3 experiments with real equipment, and blew it up in one experiment. But rather than explain what went wrong just referred the kids to the explanation in the coursebook.

Jesus wept, it took me an afternoon with a battery, a couple of light bulbs, and a DVM to cover everything they did in a semester of classes with her.
The internet or an app can never provide the tactile element of a real experiment. That feeling of a loose connection or the wire getting unexpectedly hot in the case of this experiment.

What can go wrong is also an important part of learning.
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My kids complain about it too. STEM education is in some ways a move away from a wider world view, and the curriculum has far too little "hands on". The internet can only virtualize some information.
Jesus wept when my folks' physics teacher taught electricity literally "hands-on". Those cought smoking had to hold hands while he charged current to water filled sink and the kids had to dip their hands in.

I bet some apps help visualize to some students better than irl demonstration the way the youth is rewired these days, but I am all for the real deal, too. The division between stem x humanities is only kept by obviously underfunding the typically hum fields. Otherwise, the divide is no really longer there, hopefully. I am compensating a lot in linguistics, philo, art, psych and history by homeschooling as it is, and I think loads of envolved parents are. Not leaving stuff up to the system - it is not a bad idea. I wonder if Soviets deliberately taught crap at schools to envolve the parents at home, lol.

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I know of a nice little hidden away skinny dipping hot springs up in the Olympic mountains of Washington that has no chlorine.
I have been in quite a few, too. Jefferson baths were so gross and amazing. Gunky. It fills one up with that glee of a 5yr old being completely dirty and warm and happy. Although it is probably quite clean, actually. But never been to WA, will happen one day. Beautiful place.
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I am too tired to eat my soup I just cooked.

Tomorrow I will bake savory cakes - spinach and smoked trout with fresh herbs, parsley, chives and basil, to accompany my tomato/cheddar soup. I don't think I will have the actual time to eat much, though, this movie festival frenzy kills our weekend lounging and heavenly lollygagging. C'est la vie. Bring it.

I also learned buttered rhum recipe, might give it a go again, although the last time it tasted too..skii-ish, log-cabiney. Wintery. But voilà, it is not 100% full blown spring yet, is it?
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