How's your day?


Recommended Posts

  • Replies 13.8k
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

  • Beekay

    1190

  • DJ360

    1117

  • philmayfield

    1018

  • nonnaB

    988

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

Result........CT Scans all clear......just got letter..been sweating for a fortnight......

Just got back from QMC again........the last eight days have been a bit Traumatic to say the least,,...blood tests,,X-rays,,and today a visit to a Consultant........cut a long story short......problem

Two years ago today..........my life changed forever,,,about this time i was on my way down to the operating theatre for what turned out to be a ten hour operation...........its been life changing in

Posted Images

On 4/28/2020 at 4:43 PM, Brew said:

prove dead before touching a cable.

 

Or 'end up dead after touching a cable.'

 

I'm shocked Jim.. but not as much as you.... ;)

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Meanwhile..

 

My day is just winding down from doing very little to doing bugger all. I've been a bit below par with an ear problem.. but I'll survive.  In the background I'm listening to a Smokey Robinson Hyde Park Concert from... I think 2014 on BBC4.

 

Even with someone of his stature it's easy to forget how many great songs he has written.. not just for himself and the Miracles. but for practically every Motown artist in the book.

Mrs Col said she thought his voice wasn't quite as good...  He's been recording since the late 1950s and is now 80 years old... I think he's entitled...

I tend to like most artists' early stuff best. but Smokey caught me with this one in the 1980s when I was drowning in 'synth based' pop pap.

 

 

No.2 daughter came over today with some nice Veggies.  Lovely to see her.. even from a 'safe' distance.  I gave her some plants. Echinacea, Aquilegia, Penstemon and others.

 

I was trying to source compost last night on Amazon.  Prices are through the roof at typically the same price for 10 litres that you'd normally pay for 60 or 70 litres.  Sod that as they say.  Eventually discovered that two local garden centres are now back into delivery. Fair prices plus 5 or 6 quid for delivery.  I'll have some of that. Good for all concerned.

 

Meanwhile. on the 'hi-fi' front.. I had a rather strange argument with myself.  My Innuos Server which now carries all my digital music in one convenient and easily accessed place.. comes with its own built in power supply and DAC.  I've already found that my own 'external' DAC works better.. and so it should as it cost much more than the whole server..  Next up.. I've been wondering whether the 'optional' add on 'Linear Power Supply' for the server really would make much difference  sound quality wise..  I was pretty sure it would. but couldn't get to hear one. Then someone on a hi-f site confirmed that the improvement was 'immediate and significant' in his opinion.

 

This is where it gets strange..  I thought.. "Well it's a few hundred quid and what if I got Coronavirus and it killed me?  Wouldn't that be such a waste of money?"

 

That's when I told myself .. " You can't be ruled by fear Col!!"  "Buy the thing and enjoy it!!"

 

Well.. that's my excuse when Mrs Col asks..... :rolleyes:

 

 

 

 

 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

It never ceases to surprise me the way we come up with obscure reasons to persuade ourselves buying something is a good idea... As a leading exponent of really weird excuses for stuff I've bought, Col I salute you...    :bravo:

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

You know talent when you see it Brew!

 

(Except in Hairdressing.. obviously)

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Reckon old Smokey could play Fred West if a film was made ....... uncanny  :crazy:

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, DJ360 said:

You know talent when you see it Brew!

 

(Except in Hairdressing.. obviously)

you won't let it go to bed will you. I wish I was as clever as you. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Nowt wrong with being a bit thick Mary, did me no wrong  :crazy: 

Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, mary1947 said:

you won't let it go to bed will you. I wish I was as clever as you. 

 

 

Mary. Please lighten up.  My comment was to Brew, and concerned the way he ( jokingly ) 'dissed' my efforts at cutting my own hair.  It was not in any way aimed at you.

Just because you were a Hairdresser does not mean that every use of the word is aimed at you.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Today I'm going to check the tyres on the cars and then take each for a little spin to clean up the brake discs and boost the batteries.  I ordered a new battery charger last night because the last one died some years ago. This lock down is thrilling.  :)

 

In other news.. on Facebook.. my son in law posted this brilliant quote from my ten year old Grandson...

 

"It's not up to us whether we can go out.. It's up to Boris Johnson.. And he's not that smart.."

 

:laugh:

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, DJ360 said:

Today I'm going to check the tyres on the cars and then take each for a little spin to clean up the brake discs and boost the batteries. 

 

I've taken mine for a run of 6-7 miles on a few occasions since everything came to a stop. Mainly a straight line on dual carriage way, to give the battery a kick, get the engine up to working temperature, and lubricate the moving bits.

 

In the last 6 weeks I've driven less than 50 miles; the least amount of driving I've done in over 40 years.

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

Someone said their car  is doing 3 weeks to the gallon. I take one out once a week and go 'the long way round' to the supermarket for just the same reasons, boost the batteries clear brakes etc. I just wish I could get them washed..

Link to post
Share on other sites

Col  re Hi-fi.  You're light years ahead of me in the hi-fi department.  I look at it this way.  if it gives some improvement and satisfaction enjoy it.  We can't take it with us anyway.  ;)

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, sue B 48 said:

Brew I can lend you a bucket and sponge :rolleyes: 

 

Actually Sue I have a much better idea...   ;)

Link to post
Share on other sites

Well I took my Civic for a jaunt from Billinge down to the A58.. along to the A 570 'Rainford By-Pass' as far as the M58, then back via the same route.  19.9 miles, so the best part of half a gallon of petrol wasted.  Stil.. it was nice to see how the trees and hedgerows have 'filled out' since I last drove.

 

I'll do similar with Mrs Col's old shed of a Punto tomorrow.

 

Earlier this evening we took delivery of a Tesco online shop.  I think we're probably OK for about six months now..... It took me over an hour to wipe everything with bleach solution and my hands are sore again.

 

I've just taxed my car online.

 

I'm not sure I can sustain these levels of excitement for much longer.

Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, DJ360 said:

 

Earlier this evening we took delivery of a Tesco online shop.  I think we're probably OK for about six months now..... It took me over an hour to wipe everything with bleach solution and my hands are sore again

 

Traditional socialist principal....

 

DJ..how much was the bill? :mellow:

Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm not rising...

Link to post
Share on other sites

It was working when I posted it....  What have you done?  ;)

Link to post
Share on other sites

Neither the underlined sentence nor the 'link'  works (it doesn't look like a link). 

They both went to 'proxy.php32x32pixels' whatever that is...

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...