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Postby phazedout » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:38 pm

I'm on here a lot but do t say nich. Popping in is part if not press sleep ritual *looks at clock and sees it's almost 1 am* typing if which..,
[regarding Alan Rickman] He had Tim Curry's ability to save the day by putting literally all the scenery in his mouth and gnawing on it like a deranged woodchuck.
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Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

Postby Grace Speaker » Tue Mar 12, 2019 09:22 pm

phazedout wrote:I'm on here a lot but do t say nich. Popping in is part if not press sleep ritual *looks at clock and sees it's almost 1 am* typing if which..,
Wotcha Alan, how you doing? :D
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Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

Postby Sandra » Thu Mar 14, 2019 03:10 pm

Adrian found out there are Marvel stamps being released (Royal Mail not Bernard :D )...

What he bought arrived today - as would be expected the 'limited editions' were random , except for the giant stamp (one of the stamps enlarged to about 1 foot square and mounted fancy). The Spider-man giant stamp (limited to 1963) was number 0016. :shock:

Time to start putting things on the wall again, time to get out the hammer again!
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Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

Postby Grace Speaker » Sun Mar 17, 2019 03:20 pm

Have been meaning to post this for a couple of days now, but better late then never :D

So last Thursday Sarah and I went to another filming of QI (our 2nd in a fortnight :D ) and although we weren't lucky enough to get right in the front row this time, it was more than made up for by me winning the 'Cleverest Person in the Room' game :D Again! :D

If you've not been to see QI being filmed before, Sandi Toksvig plays an elimination game with the audience before filming starts. She gets the whole audience to stand up and asks a series of weird and wonderful QI facts - if you think it's correct, you put your hands on your head and if you think it's false, you put your hands on your bum. If you get it wrong you sit down, so the last person standing wins and gets to go down on the stage and sit in the QI master's chair and have their photo taken with Sandi, which will then get Tweeted out when the show airs.

And last Thursday, that was me. Again!
Sandi told me that she'd now done over 50 shows and I'm the only person who has ever won it twice!!
:D **engages smug bastard mode** :D
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Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

Postby phalarope » Sun Mar 17, 2019 05:02 pm

:thumbl: :thumbl: :bounce: :bounce: :sunny: :sunny: at Grace!
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Postby Grace Speaker » Sun Mar 17, 2019 05:06 pm

I forgot to mention that they ended this show with a Terry Pratchett quote!! :D :D :D So keep an eye out for the show with Jo Brand, Phil Jupitus and Pru Wossname from Bake-Off

They paraphrased the following:
Death: “THERE ARE BETTER THINGS IN THE WORLD THAN ALCOHOL, ALBERT.”
Albert: “Oh, yes, sir. But alcohol sort of compensates for not getting them.”
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Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

Postby Sandra » Mon Apr 01, 2019 03:15 pm

Adrian bought me an early birthday present - I am not upset he got a reduced Mother's Day gift.

He thought her had bought me a rose plant... Eventually with me being stumped he got google to ID a photo.

A Gardenia - highly perfumed but frost sensitive so not likely to do well outside.

(And he's the one thinking we have too many houseplants :lol: )
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Postby Darren » Mon Apr 22, 2019 06:08 pm

The best GoT scene ever...

https://youtu.be/l2ppLtHbag4
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Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

Postby Grace Speaker » Mon Apr 22, 2019 07:59 pm

Darren wrote:The best GoT scene ever...

https://youtu.be/l2ppLtHbag4

Hah! That's not how Game of Thrones ends . . .

. . . THIS is how Game of Thrones ends . .

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Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

Postby phalarope » Fri Apr 26, 2019 04:51 pm

LOTS of good news!!

The US Coast Guard saw fit to renew my 50-ton Master's license. :D

My loooong-simmering request for a 2-grade* promotion and raise was finally approved by my direct management. :shock: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: Now to get the Director of Fishing and Boating Services to approve it before he departs on May 7, and then the goons in Human Resources. Everything possible is crossed! Drawers are being rattled, sausages fried, abominations exorcised.

*The request has been languishing for so long and re-written so many times that they finally acknowledged it had to be 2 grades instead of the 1 that was requested initially.
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Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

Postby Grace Speaker » Fri May 10, 2019 11:40 am

Well, it's nice to see the Royal Mail showing dedication to good customer service . . . :lol:

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Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

Postby Sandra » Fri May 10, 2019 07:55 pm

Hope the chicken made it home.

For me: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-48229317

But the BBC description of the Kakapo got me hissing mad - they are not fat. They are simply massive birds.

Here's hoping I get to meet one at WorldCon next year!
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Postby Grace Speaker » Sat May 18, 2019 10:36 am

One of the people I chat to on a certain social media platform is a huge STP fan and the Watch books, especially Sir Samuel Vimes, influenced his decision to become a copper. This magnificent, if terrifying, beast is his cat. He's called Badger. Anyone else think that he really should have been called Greebo? Or maybe Cohen? :lol:
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Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

Postby phalarope » Sun May 19, 2019 12:45 pm

Went to see Eddie Izzard last night at the Warner Theatre in Washington DC. He was wunderbar! :wink: :wink: And the legs. Oh dear Om, the legs!
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Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

Postby Grace Speaker » Sun May 19, 2019 03:47 pm

phalarope wrote:Went to see Eddie Izzard last night at the Warner Theatre in Washington DC. He was wunderbar! :wink: :wink: And the legs. Oh dear Om, the legs!
Love Eddie Izzard! Did he do the Deathstar canteen sketch?
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