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What made you glum today?

Postby chrisboote » Wed Jul 22, 2015 07:32 am

I think we could do with a new thread for things that are not Aaargh, but are still glumful
:( rather than :x if you will

I got my letter from Mastermind last night
I am not going to be in it this year :(
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Re: What made you glum today?

Postby Grace Speaker » Wed Jul 22, 2015 08:07 am

Sorry to hear that m'dear :( Can I be nosey and ask what you were planning as your specialist subject ?
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Re: What made you glum today?

Postby Basement » Wed Jul 22, 2015 08:19 am

chrisboote wrote:I think we could do with a new thread for things that are not Aaargh, but are still glumful
:( rather than :x if you will

I got my letter from Mastermind last night
I am not going to be in it this year :(


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Re: What made you glum today?

Postby chrisboote » Wed Jul 22, 2015 08:51 am

Grace Speaker wrote:Sorry to hear that m'dear :( Can I be nosey and ask what you were planning as your specialist subject ?

First round, Just William stories, by Richmal Crompton
Second round, Operation Market Garden
Third round, The Jeeves and Wooster novels, PG Wodehouse
Fourth round*, The Gaean Reach novels of Jack Vance

* this is the first time I've been specifically asked for a fourth round subject
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Re: What made you glum today?

Postby I.B.Igor » Wed Jul 22, 2015 09:00 am

Sorry to hear you wont be in it this year, Operation Market Garden is quite a subject .
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Re: What made you glum today?

Postby chrisboote » Wed Jul 22, 2015 09:09 am

Yeah, but one is allowed to give the reference works one wants, so I could keep it fairly tight
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Re: What made you glum today?

Postby I.B.Igor » Wed Jul 22, 2015 10:08 am

I used to take care of a lady in Portsmouth, her hubby, a very nice chap used to go out to R.A.F meetings while I took care of her.
He told me he trained the pilots to use gliders, they did a test run over Belgium, then used gliders over Arnhem .
After that he was given a nice quiet back room job, until the end of the war. They were the most unassuming couple I have ever met.
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Re: What made you glum today?

Postby chrisboote » Wed Jul 22, 2015 10:32 am

Did you know that Barbara Cartland was the inventor of the long-range aeroplane towed glider & towing assembly?
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Re: What made you glum today?

Postby I.B.Igor » Wed Jul 22, 2015 02:04 pm

chrisboote wrote:Did you know that Barbara Cartland was the inventor of the long-range aeroplane towed glider & towing assembly?


Nope, I didn't, she kept that under her hat, its a shame I always thought her books were awful, who would have thought she was also mechanically minded.
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Re: What made you glum today?

Postby chrisboote » Wed Jul 22, 2015 02:22 pm

There is quite a history of important developments by unexpected people
Zeppo Marks designed the bomb aiming and release device used to drop the Fat Man on Hiroshima
Roald Dahl devised a brain shunt to drain fluid from cerebral swellings
Henry Thoreau is credited with the first public showing of raisin* bread
And Margaret Thatcher was part of the team that invented Mr Whippy soft ice cream

* Or sultana - nomenclature at that time is unspecific
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Re: What made you glum today?

Postby Nonny Mouse » Wed Jul 22, 2015 04:14 pm

Sorry to hear that, Chris.

I'm waiting to get my interview call from a company that I applied to, for a job that is a perfect fit for me, and they are taking their dang sweet time about it. I pinged HR and she tells me to still expect their call. It's been a week and a half since my initial phone interview. I know it's not unusual for the process to drag out, but I want out of here so bad and this job is so perfect that it's upsetting to stare at my phone for days and days and hear nothing.

I also didn't do so well in the last karate tournament, suddenly all the brown and black belts decide to show up and I just can't compete with them. My family did great though. Except me.

So I got kind of upset the other day, feeling taken for granted and small and unimportant all around. I spend a hell of a lot of energy supporting people around me, and as glad as I am of their successes, sometimes I want something for myself. I think this is the real 'Cinderella' syndrome... you work your butt off for others and sometimes you just want to be recognized as something special.

A phone call about the job would do it. I think I could forgive everything else if I got this job.
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Re: What made you glum today?

Postby Darren » Wed Jul 22, 2015 05:36 pm

Not sure if this is a glum exactly, but today was Munchkin's last day of primary school. She begins secondary school in September.

Both me and her Marmadukeness are wondering quite where that last 7 years went, and quite how much she's (Munchkin that is) has changed over the time. And I'm down here in Sicily this week and next, so plenty of time to dwell, ponder and watch TV and films (currently Walking With Dinosaurs, which I picked up for a quid the other weekend).
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Re: What made you glum today?

Postby Nonny Mouse » Thu Jul 23, 2015 05:16 am

I take it back. They made an appointment with me for Friday. No longer glum :D :D :D

That's the problem with glum for me, it doesn't last. I get in funks sometimes but I don't stay there.
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Re: What made you glum today?

Postby chrisboote » Thu Jul 23, 2015 06:39 am

Nonny Mouse wrote:I take it back. They made an appointment with me for Friday. No longer glum :D :D :D

That's the problem with glum for me, it doesn't last. I get in funks sometimes but I don't stay there.

Hooray!
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Re: What made you glum today?

Postby Grace Speaker » Thu Jul 23, 2015 07:35 am

Nonny Mouse wrote:I take it back. They made an appointment with me for Friday. No longer glum :D :D :D

That's the problem with glum for me, it doesn't last. I get in funks sometimes but I don't stay there.
That's brilliant news, Nonny!! :thumbl: Best of luck - will be keeping everything crossed for you :thumbr:
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