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23 Jan 2013 20:26 #754304 by Sits

Nicked the outside of my right nostril shaving this morning. Admittedly the inside would be a challenge. Good old styptic pencil to the rescue.

Two slices of toast with marmalade just now.

In chive news, I'm extremely disappointed to announce there is no chive news. They have now been in their pot a week and a half. If anyone has any data on chive germination it can only be of value.

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23 Jan 2013 20:42 #754314 by WOM

kugelrund wrote:

Femme Folle wrote:
I cook for my dog, too. She gets a mix of meat, rice/pasta and fresh veg. In fact she eats more healthily than we do.

Healthily/healthfully....what's the rule there?

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23 Jan 2013 20:43 - 23 Jan 2013 20:44 #754316 by Gerontophile

The rule is, make yourself understood.



/pointless observation, yah boo, sucks to you.

Last Edit: 23 Jan 2013 20:44 by Gerontophile.
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23 Jan 2013 20:43 #754317 by WOM

Sits With Remote wrote:


In chive news, I'm extremely disappointed to announce there is no chive news. They have now been in their pot a week and a half. If anyone has any data on chive germination it can only be of value.

Uh oh.
For successful germination, chive seeds require darkness, constant moisture and a temperature of 60 to 70 degrees F for best results. Sow seeds 1/2 inch deep in pots or flats; germination will occur in 2-3 weeks. Transplant seedlings to the garden when they are 4 weeks old.

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23 Jan 2013 20:49 #754322 by Gerontophile

Today, I was mostly making curtains.

Food wise, was shop pizza, with extras... including, would you adam and eve it, black pudding? Delicious.

Shampooed the carpets. How fucking mundane is that? Although we did hire the machine from a very nice man whom we may meet again in some context! (He has dogs, too.)

I bought a lottery ticket. Dunno why. I should have spent the money on Compound W (small blemish on my elbow), or possibly, in getting software to work on here, so that I can see what I am actually typing instead of it being hidden BY FUCKING ADVERTS.

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23 Jan 2013 21:00 #754328 by alyxandr

A hummingbird-sized bumblebee just flew in through the window.

(If this turns out to be my last-ever post, tell them i fought bravely and well, and with a minimum of shrieking.)

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23 Jan 2013 21:54 #754380 by Reed John

I'm sick again. Not the flu, but a very sore throat and a lot of mucus-related issues.

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23 Jan 2013 21:59 #754385 by Renart

I got a flu shot this morning. And an "I Got a Flu Shot" sticker.

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23 Jan 2013 22:03 #754393 by Reed John

I should have done that. I always was under the impression that relatively healthy middle-aged adults don't need that and would be taking a scarce resource unnecessarily, but a guy I met who studies infectious diseases told me that he thinks it really shouldn't even be optional (not quite, but he suggested that people die because we don't all get flu shots, or somesuch.)

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23 Jan 2013 22:47 #754438 by Renart

That's the argument that convinced me, too. Even if it's not particularly important for my own health, it helps keep flu from spreading.

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24 Jan 2013 05:14 #754489 by Reed John

I don't know why it's not promoted that way.

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24 Jan 2013 10:48 - 24 Jan 2013 10:49 #754617 by Gerontophile

(Non-mundane) You guys in North America get flu shots in January? Wow. In the UK, I get offered a freebie in September/October.

* (Is 'flu, cyclical?)

Last Edit: 24 Jan 2013 10:49 by Gerontophile.
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24 Jan 2013 10:58 - 24 Jan 2013 11:08 #754625 by Sits

WOM wrote:

For successful germination, chive seeds require darkness, constant moisture and a temperature of 60 to 70 degrees F for best results. Sow seeds 1/2 inch deep in pots or flats; germination will occur in 2-3 weeks. Transplant seedlings to the garden when they are 4 weeks old.

Ah, thanks WOM that would help explain it.
(a) they are in daylight
(b) average temperatures have been 70-80F lately
(c) it's not been 2-3 weeks yet

I won't photograph them again, at least for now.

Last Edit: 24 Jan 2013 11:08 by Sits.
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24 Jan 2013 11:06 #754632 by kugelrund

WOM wrote

Healthily/healthfully....what's the rule there?
I've never used the word healthfully, or healthful, for that matter. I don't think I've ever heard an English person say it, either, although it seems to date from the late 14th century.

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24 Jan 2013 14:55 #754771 by Renart

Gerontophile wrote:

(Non-mundane) You guys in North America get flu shots in January? Wow. In the UK, I get offered a freebie in September/October.

* (Is 'flu, cyclical?)

The uni I work for started offering them in September/October of last year (as it does every year), but the epidemic has been so bad this season they offered them again.

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24 Jan 2013 15:04 - 24 Jan 2013 15:06 #754776 by Gerontophile

The reason I asked, is because I am in an 'at risk' category, so get notification, and first go, on any serum (or whatever the word is), available. But generally, by November at the latest, everyone gets the option.

There didn't seem to be a massive 'flu outbreak here, last year (lots of people claiming they had the norovirus, including me, and I possibly did - whatever it was, it was not pretty).

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24 Jan 2013 15:07 #754777 by Renart

Yeah, I had the option earlier, but was lazy. Our health services department has really been cajoling us to get shots, though, as many students, faculty, and staff have been staying home ill, so I finally did the right thing.

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24 Jan 2013 17:27 - 24 Jan 2013 17:27 #754882 by treibeis

I just discovered that, in "Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em", Frank Spencer said, "Oooh, Betty" once and once only.

A mate of mine is turning fifty tomorrow. If I fail to find the present I intend to give him (a pair of gentleman's sock suspenders; it was his wife's idea), I'm going to give him the above snippet of information instead.

Last Edit: 24 Jan 2013 17:27 by treibeis.
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24 Jan 2013 17:49 #754891 by WOM

kugelrund wrote:

WOM wrote
Healthily/healthfully....what's the rule there?
I've never used the word healthfully, or healthful, for that matter. I don't think I've ever heard an English person say it, either, although it seems to date from the late 14th century.

That must have been where I heard it. Time travel, you see.

No, I thought there was some rule about 'people are healthy and foods are healthful' or something.

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24 Jan 2013 18:31 #754902 by Billy Casper

A few days ago I tidied the top of my clothes drawer and left it completely clear, apart from my phone charger and Swatch watches. I didn't know beforehand whether this would make it easier to pick which one to wear or not, and even now I'm undecided. I've thought about wearing each of them in turn which would take away the dilemma of picking, but that comes with a couple of drawbacks. 1. I might have to wear the wrong watch for the wrong occasion (my Swatch scuba for a funeral for eg) and 2. I might turn into my Grandad (my Grandma once told him to put on his best shirt for a meal out, and he replied he couldn't "because it isn't its turn".) So for the time being I'm just wearing what feels right, while trying to give each of them a turn every now and again.

Today I wore my James Bond Swatch watch.

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