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Re: Those small things

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:05 pm
by Bella
Shiney wrote:
agirlnamedfred wrote:The aftermath of putting a sock in a toaster...
Nonononoo you can't just casually chuck that in and not elaborate! We need to know... why did you put a sock in a toaster?

This!

Re: Those small things

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:08 pm
by Bella
Also ... hunting through some stuff today and came across some Itallian chocolate and sweets that I had hidden when a friend brought their child over a while back (you know the kind of child that just has to touch everything, and thinks that anything they "find" belongs to them... Ughhhh!)

Chocolate sand sweets all intact and eddible - Feels like Christmas :-)

Bella
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Re: Those small things

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:03 pm
by agirlnamedfred
Shiney wrote:
agirlnamedfred wrote:The aftermath of putting a sock in a toaster...
Nonononoo you can't just casually chuck that in and not elaborate! We need to know... why did you put a sock in a toaster?
Lol I was inspired by Leilalei's signature. She (I presume she, if not then apologies) posted just before me.

Re: Those small things

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:48 pm
by Bella
ahhhhh I see.... (note to self - look harder!)

Leilalei - the sock in a toaster story please? for some reason I suddenly really need to know.... :wink:

Bella
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Re: Those small things

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:07 am
by Leilalei
Bella wrote:ahhhhh I see.... (note to self - look harder!)

Leilalei - the sock in a toaster story please? for some reason I suddenly really need to know.... :wink:

Bella
x

I did notice that yesterday and meant to reply but got distracted (probably by something shiney or covered in chocolate) :lol:

Its a very boring story, I sent an email to my Boss a few years ago and didnt put in a subject, somehow Yahoo at the time was randomly generating subject titles and it sent it with 'Never put a sock in a toaster'.....this was my email containg my yearly review and my argument for a pay rise and bonus! Luckily it's a very laid back environment.

It did spark a very odd converation about what would actually happen, depending on what kind of sock was in the toaster, we did conclude that tights in a toaster would be a disaster.

See very boring, Im sorry :D

Re: Those small things

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:33 am
by Venomous_Bear
Leilalei wrote:
Bella wrote:ahhhhh I see.... (note to self - look harder!)

Leilalei - the sock in a toaster story please? for some reason I suddenly really need to know.... :wink:

Bella
x

I did notice that yesterday and meant to reply but got distracted (probably by something shiney or covered in chocolate) :lol:

Its a very boring story, I sent an email to my Boss a few years ago and didnt put in a subject, somehow Yahoo at the time was randomly generating subject titles and it sent it with 'Never put a sock in a toaster'.....this was my email containg my yearly review and my argument for a pay rise and bonus! Luckily it's a very laid back environment.

It did spark a very odd converation about what would actually happen, depending on what kind of sock was in the toaster, we did conclude that tights in a toaster would be a disaster.

See very boring, Im sorry :D
Hahahaha seems like there is a work-ethic related metaphor to be mined from there! That's a good story :)

Re: Those small things

Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 7:19 am
by seamiedev
My kids faces this morning when I gave them Disney On Ice tickets; magic :mrgreen:

Re: Those small things

Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 11:38 am
by h26
waking up in the morning to a clear blue sky

re-reading a favourite book

cooking a favourite dish

sunsets

holidays

when the band plays your favourite song

cocktails

having absolutely nothing to do

Re: Those small things

Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 12:41 pm
by Blonde
h26 wrote:
cocktails
Especially at a festival, sitting outside your tent, when you have ice and proper mint in the mojitos?

Re: Those small things

Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 12:44 pm
by h26
Blonde wrote:
h26 wrote:
cocktails
Especially at a festival, sitting outside your tent, when you have ice and proper mint in the mojitos?
and somebody else to make them for you?! 8) :lol:

Re: Those small things

Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 3:21 pm
by Blonde
h26 wrote:
Blonde wrote:
h26 wrote:
cocktails
Especially at a festival, sitting outside your tent, when you have ice and proper mint in the mojitos?
and somebody else to make them for you?! 8) :lol:
Those sausages weren't going to fall off the BBQ themselves...

Re: Those small things

Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 5:11 am
by Gleena
The first few days of spring, with the smell of jasmine in the air and the parrots all flashing about in their lovely colours, dive-bombing and squabbling, and the cockatoos like bits of snow on the grass at (Sydney's) Hyde Park...

....even when you view them on your way to and from the library. :)

Re: Those small things

Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:23 pm
by ToTheWest
In no particular order...

--walls covered in fuschia, red, purple, and peach bougainvillea
--Purple jacaranda trees in bloom in LA
--poppies, tulips, foxgloves, morning glories, and probably more (Roses are so BORING.)
--the way Southern California afternoon sunlight bathes everything in a golden haze [okay, maybe some of that's pollution, but hey, it's home]
--taking the Metro (train) into downtown as small penance for all the gas/petrol my car spews into the atmosphere on most days
--living in a neighborhood where I can walk to bars, restaurants, and Amoeba Records (after living most of my life in the suburbs where this was not the case)
--riding the London Underground [I know, I romanticize it...]
--Target shopping sprees [a corporate indulgence I actually enjoy for their low prices...fuck Walmart]
--dramatic cloudscapes in Britain, somewhere I don't get to visit often enough
--homemade macaroni and cheese!
--climbing something tall and getting a great view from the top
--Cockney accents that remind me of the first school I ever worked in
--wind chimes that remind me of being at my grandma's house when I was young
--candy necklaces (Are these sold in tne UK/Europe? Hmmm...)
--TACO TRUCKS! (Brits: Think kebab vans, but Mexican. :-) )
--streetside fruit vendors the world over
--sangria (first thing I ever got drunk on!) and cider (memories of London, AGAIN)
--bike rides
--skating around our banked roller derby track and forgetting everything else for an hour
--finishing other people's crossword puzzles
--cranking up the volume on the car stereo and singing at the top of my lungs on the freeway, comforted in knowing no one else is subjected to my vocal stylings
--doing cartwheels
--reading a good poem

I'm sure that's plenty.

I was tempted to put "singing along with other people at Frank Turner shows", but how I can consider that a "small thing"?! That's HUGE! :-)

Re: Those small things

Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 6:36 pm
by Venomous_Bear
When people GET you. It doesn't happen very often. But when it does... *air guitar a la Wyld Stallynz*

Re: Those small things

Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:53 pm
by Venomous_Bear
When people ask if you can "stay always".

No, I don't like it here, but that's really really nice.