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posted on May, 2 2014 @ 04:31 AM
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a reply to: Gordi The Drummer

Mornimg Gbro I have to get back to my bench
check your u2u's

Cody




posted on May, 2 2014 @ 04:45 AM
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Morning Gordi !

It is funny that you should mention Scottish hospitality in such terms! I did a very simple home visit to figure out which window keys were required for the sweetest couple of retired people you could ever hope to meet. A Scottish couple who live in a very nice house near my workplace, had been unable to get window keys, and so off I went with a box full of them. Most window keys are pre-cut, so all you have to do is take a box full of them, and try them all out.

After a short while, during which I was asked if I would like a biscuit, a cup of tea, coffee, and generally chattered at in a pleasant manner, I located the correct type of key (which turned out to be the type which would suit every window in the house, which was a plus), and asked them how many they would require. The lady of the house stated that they would require two. This meant that I would have to go back to the shop, then come back later on with the two keys, if she would like them delivered. The keys themselves, at £4.00 each, would therefore have cost £8.00.

When I returned to the property later on, I produced the keys as requested, and to my astonishment she handed me £15.00! I turned to her and said, "Madam, there appears to be some confusion here! You have given me too much money!" and she replied "Nonsense dear, thats for your good service, and coming back and forth and so on." I protested some more, but to no avail!

So, two myths about Scots dissolved in just one afternoons work! Gracious hosts, and an absolute pleasure to work for, those two anyway
That is the highest percentage tip that we have received as a company. Do not get me wrong, we have had larger tips, but considering the size of the stated price of the items, and the fact that we were making no charge for the travel back and forth and all, the generosity of those two was staggering



posted on May, 2 2014 @ 05:38 AM
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Good morning guys! Up and stumbling about with my first cup of coffee. Mmmmm, Sumatra! Love the stuff!

Did ya sleep well True? You seem fairly bright eyed and bushy tailed today...ah, it's Friday, ain't it?



posted on May, 2 2014 @ 05:53 AM
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Yes ,thank you Dawg. I did sleep, and I tell you, I did NOT want to wake up today. I opened my eyes, heard mother yelling up the stairs, and my alarm going off, thought sod it, and shut them again. This process was replicated at least ten times before I finally shouted, "Screw it!" or something very similar into my pillow, and rolled out of bed to begin the day.

That said, the weather has been nice and cool today, big cloud cover, dark grey skies, good stiff breeze. That has been very refreshing, and probably explains why I am more full of energy than I was yesterday!

How are you? Has the fog of sleep begun to recede yet?



posted on May, 2 2014 @ 06:13 AM
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a reply to: TrueBrit

The fog of sleep or the morning fog outside? LOL. Both are still pretty heavy at the moment. I see a power nap in my future today.

Hoping I can make it through the weekend. I have a cracked tooth that needs either a root canal or removal and of course it starts acting up three days before the appointment.
Hoping the salt water gargle thing keeps it at bay until Monday.


Nope...yep....still fuzzy headed.



posted on May, 2 2014 @ 06:28 AM
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Oh dude...

That sucks so hard, that your face may well be dragged into a quantum singularity!

In all seriousness, I hate toothache. Luckily for me, I have solid gnashers, but I have seen my friends in agony with it, and it is so horrid to watch!



posted on May, 2 2014 @ 06:49 AM
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Right now it is tolerable, but I'm hoping to at least squelch it until Monday. I hope I caught it in time...but then again...only time will tell.

My chompers used to be a thing of pride for me until I cracked it. On a bowl of chili no less. No, I didn't try eating the bowl, hehe, but a small bone or something had found it's way into it.
Totally unexpected. But most accidents are. But I have to whine a bit.

Why me! Why now! Dammit!

edit on 2-5-2014 by TDawgRex because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 2 2014 @ 06:58 AM
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a reply to: TrueBrit

Bro! STFU!!!! LOL
We try to keep our generous hospitality on the Low-Down so that we don't get too many tourists clogging up the place!!



posted on May, 2 2014 @ 07:18 AM
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a reply to: Gordi The Drummer

Keep it on the down low up there in Scotland. Let word of mouth, rather than advertising bring 'em in. You get better customers/tourists that way.

I did my High School Daze around a place called Wisconsin Dells. That town is the definition of tourist trap.

Of course, without the tourists, most there would be eating each other 9 months out of the year.
Did I forget to mention that Ed Gein (the basis for PSYCHO) also lived near there? So maybe they were eating each other and just chose another way of survival by fleecing the gullible wallets.



posted on May, 2 2014 @ 07:27 AM
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a reply to: TDawgRex

"A boy's best friend is his mother."
cue the music...
weee weee weee weeeee!!!!!!!



posted on May, 2 2014 @ 07:31 AM
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Yes the Scots are indeed generous.
I remember some years back some comedian doing a walk from John O'Groats to Landsend for Sports Relief, who got into a little bit of hot water when they interviewed him live on air nearing the end of his walk. They were asking him how it had gone and he started saying how up in Scotland he had the easiest time because everywhere he went they would put PAPER money in their buckets, they'd even had £50 notes. Whereas through England and Wales they were weighed down with coinage! He literally went as far to say how generous the Scots had been not even just with their money, but also with hospitality that put the English to shame.....I'm surprised he became so popular...it was James Corden


He said the welcome he, Beckham and McCall had had up there totally blew the urban myth of Scots being dour and tight fisted, they were the most generous of people and put the English to shame......it was the last bit that made the interviewer in the studio wince and the audience do a sharp intake of breath!

Rainbows
Jane



posted on May, 2 2014 @ 07:34 AM
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originally posted by: angelchemuel
Yes the Scots are indeed generous.
I remember some years back some comedian doing a walk from John O'Groats to Landsend for Sports Relief, who got into a little bit of hot water when they interviewed him live on air nearing the end of his walk. They were asking him how it had gone and he started saying how up in Scotland he had the easiest time because everywhere he went they would put PAPER money in their buckets, they'd even had £50 notes. Whereas through England and Wales they were weighed down with coinage! He literally went as far to say how generous the Scots had been not even just with their money, but also with hospitality that put the English to shame.....I'm surprised he became so popular...it was James Corden


He said the welcome he, Beckham and McCall had had up there totally blew the urban myth of Scots being dour and tight fisted, they were the most generous of people and put the English to shame......it was the last bit that made the interviewer in the studio wince and the audience do a sharp intake of breath!

Rainbows
Jane


LIES!!!

Ah tell ye!!! All Damned lies!!!
We ARE Dour!!! Tight, Mean!!! Downright Nasty!! Grrrrr!!!!
Now Beat It!



posted on May, 2 2014 @ 07:38 AM
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Oh! Whoops!

Well, I shall keep my trap shut from now on that subject
How are you this fine, grey day?!



posted on May, 2 2014 @ 07:43 AM
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Chap, I am bordering on... Euphoric!

Had the day off.
Finished mirroring my conservatory.
Made a nice Lunch for Chrissie and my big sis. (Home-Made Spanish style potato omellette tortilla type thing!)
Now looking forward to a wee weekend on Mysterious Island....

Made some progress with the guys in the new band last night.
Basically told them to up their game and stop being so slack/unprofessional, and to LISTEN to what me and the others are saying/suggesting. They actually took it on board but we shall see if they follow through with their promises!

Going to work on my solo set stuff for the next hour or two...
Will pop on and off here in between!

How's things at your end?



posted on May, 2 2014 @ 07:56 AM
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a reply to: Gordi The Drummer

This is one of the reasons I love traveling! And this guy is spot on.




posted on May, 2 2014 @ 08:05 AM
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And this one is for Jacy!



Yea, I know...poking the bear!


(She's not really a mean lady....but don't let her know I said that.
)
edit on 2-5-2014 by TDawgRex because: Just a ETA



posted on May, 2 2014 @ 08:16 AM
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Milk in BAGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.....Oh, OK......

Rainbows
Jane



posted on May, 2 2014 @ 08:24 AM
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originally posted by: angelchemuel
a reply to: TDawgRex

Milk in BAGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.....Oh, OK......

Rainbows
Jane



Yea, I never saw that until I lived in Germany. I never saw milk in boxes either. But now it's pretty common place these days.

I really miss being the wanderer. That was one of the main reasons I joined the Army (well, being homeless played a role as well). But I grew up as a Military brat and have traveled most of my life. I have always enjoyed it.



posted on May, 2 2014 @ 08:27 AM
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Whoa Gordi! Seems like you have had to be the taskmaster where the band is concerned! Tsk tsk!

Yeah, alls well I suppose. Trade is a bit crap today, since the weather is so poor I am hardly shocked, but there again, we have had busy days of naff weather before. Trade today however is utter nonsense.

And I just found out that my sister is having a few mates over, to OUR place, rather than her own dwelling, so that she can help her friend celebrate her birthday. I have known her friend for many years, and that's all fine and fair enough, but I had planned on a little bit of mindless computerised thuggery tonight, which will not be able to happen after all. Normally, when I seek an alternative to mindless entertainment, I would take up my bass guitar, but I can hardly sit there in my room all night, because that would be rude, as would sitting in the front room practicing, while people converse around me.

I have no wish to breach basic principles of manners and decorum, but on the other hand, I have no wish to be directly involved in proceedings this evening. I am simply not in the mood for some reason.



posted on May, 2 2014 @ 09:34 AM
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**Flitpoof**

Am leaving for mysterious Island!!!
(Have to tidy up before the gathering!! LOL)

See you all in a couple of days!

Be Good!
and if you can't be Good - Don't get caught!

Gx



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