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Title: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Dec 02, 2007, 02:21:12 PM
Getting out of my own way will
sometimes get me further    ::)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Lulu Leadbetter on Dec 02, 2007, 02:22:07 PM
I've been reading up on HR Scorecards. Possibly not gripping for many, but I'm absolutely enthralled.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Top on Dec 02, 2007, 03:34:35 PM
That you can't hurry bathroom cabinets
That I'll just have to wait
Interior design don't come easy
That it's a game of two halves
And that one will never be over the moon
With something purchased in a hurry.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: RedHighHeels on Dec 02, 2007, 10:16:08 PM
I learned that 4 year old heathens and  advent carol services do not mix! But she enjoyed us sitting in the car in the Cathedral carpark singing along to her christmas songs CD while we had to wait for the service to end and cars to empty out to come home!
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Salaam on Dec 02, 2007, 10:59:52 PM
That I really have a lot that I need to learn.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: pure evil on Dec 03, 2007, 05:24:09 PM
a little more patience
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: caterpillar on Dec 03, 2007, 08:11:58 PM
that im a little sad
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: lili on Dec 03, 2007, 08:36:30 PM
Taking it easy makes me feel ill  :-[

lili x
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Lord Twine on Dec 03, 2007, 08:58:29 PM
that life seems very complicated at times...
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Kai on Dec 03, 2007, 09:25:11 PM
If you stumble and stutter there is always a good chance you will be seen as cute rather than thick.  :-\
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Dec 04, 2007, 05:58:49 PM
I like sweets as much today as ever  :o :o ::)
Lemon bon bons please :)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Gayjeezus on Dec 04, 2007, 06:51:41 PM
How radiotherapy works. Fascinating.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: redred on Dec 04, 2007, 06:56:34 PM
that the definition of underachievement is entirely subjective
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Maia on Dec 04, 2007, 07:54:12 PM
How to make a powerpoint presentation play synchronised with music.

Hence my U2 earworm. ::)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: sk8ter on Dec 04, 2007, 08:00:42 PM
by following my intuition, which made no rational sense at the time, I made the right decision on both counts.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Kesstrel on Dec 04, 2007, 09:08:50 PM
That some people can make you feel obligated and small without even trying. And that some things are not worth the loss of pride.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: M&M on Dec 04, 2007, 10:06:57 PM
That I've been taxed using the emergency tax code...

<---- expecting a rebate anytime soon in that case

;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Cheetarah on Dec 04, 2007, 10:25:49 PM
When Santa got stuck up the chimney in sign language.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: lili on Dec 04, 2007, 11:37:05 PM
That honesty isn't always the best policy  :(
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: sk8ter on Dec 07, 2007, 02:06:14 PM
that Im learning so much all the time at the moment, especially in terms of relationships and friendships.

<-- enjoying the revelations and 'breakthroughs'
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Destined4Hades on Dec 07, 2007, 05:11:30 PM
That I am about to join an organisation full of extremely clever, driven, arrogant egomaniacs who do not wish their brilliance to be compromised by policy, procedure, or process.  ::)

And I will quite possibly love it.  ;D

hades x
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: tweety on Dec 08, 2007, 08:31:35 PM
being drunk is good fun but you might miss out on things ... :(
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Max71 on Dec 09, 2007, 11:40:45 PM
That I have really let someone get under my skin.....and it makes me feel pissed off as it means I still have 'control' issues.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Pip on Dec 09, 2007, 11:42:54 PM
That some people like hurting others ..  :-[


BLURGH !!
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: bythefire on Dec 09, 2007, 11:47:14 PM
That I'm really rather emotionally traumatised at the moment.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Pip on Dec 09, 2007, 11:47:48 PM
That I'm really rather emotionally traumatised at the moment.

*squnches you tightly* xx
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Kesstrel on Dec 09, 2007, 11:49:42 PM
I'm getting pickier about what sort of behaviour I'm willing to tolerate from people in my life.

And

Some bridges are almost impossible to burn. Which is a good thing.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: bythefire on Dec 10, 2007, 12:06:15 AM
That I'm really rather emotionally traumatised at the moment.

*squnches you tightly* xx

 :) x
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Maia on Dec 10, 2007, 01:15:01 AM
How much better I feel when my world is orderly (even though it's such a bore making it that way) and that the key to changing my mood is to take action when I least feel like it.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: redred on Dec 10, 2007, 06:13:50 PM
that i'm really glad to have taught myself not to over analyse. I do my bit and that's all i can do.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: tweety on Dec 10, 2007, 06:44:01 PM
sometimes making love is not that easy but it is not less meaningful  ::)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: pure evil on Dec 10, 2007, 07:20:28 PM
that my self esteem keeps on improving  :D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: millicent on Dec 10, 2007, 07:34:54 PM
When sharks throw up, they puke up their entire stomach.

Then they suck it back in. (The stomach.)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Maia on Dec 10, 2007, 07:41:58 PM
How to cut a mango into slices without mutilating it.  Unfortunately, I learned by trial and error, but fortunately, I had two mangoes. :)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Arig on Dec 10, 2007, 07:44:20 PM
When sharks throw up, they puke up their entire stomach.

Then they suck it back in. (The stomach.)


I have learned you can easily be put right off your tea...
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Lizard Just Lizard on Dec 10, 2007, 07:58:32 PM
making decisions while in the right frame of mind is easy
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Max71 on Dec 10, 2007, 08:42:32 PM
That I've run out of nail varnish.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Rala Rwdins on Dec 10, 2007, 10:57:49 PM
That even though the people who're meant to be able to help aren't that helpful, if you persevere you'll find that help is actually out there.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Spirit on Dec 10, 2007, 11:16:37 PM
That without the pressure on me, it can happen.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Hockney on Dec 11, 2007, 02:24:41 PM
That I have some truly wonderful people in my life who keep me calm, help me not to over-analyse and push me not to be so hard on myself.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Max71 on Dec 11, 2007, 03:22:31 PM
That the cheque has not cleared in one bank account and that I had 30 quid I didn't know about in another.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: gg on Dec 11, 2007, 03:23:31 PM
That my partner and best friend are usually always right.  Pah.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Max71 on Dec 11, 2007, 03:31:18 PM
two more things


1) sneezing with a mouthful of sushi makes a mess

2) trying to hold a sneeze in with a mouthful of sushi means your legs fall off....nearly
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: softlysoftly on Dec 11, 2007, 03:51:14 PM
That you can't "wing" a presentation and I need  a lot of practice & remember preparation,preparation etc !!!
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Lucifer! on Dec 11, 2007, 04:34:43 PM
That I'm not as dozey as some really would have had me believe.  8)

Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: amira on Dec 11, 2007, 10:02:44 PM
Its time to show my stuff and see what happens.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Max71 on Dec 13, 2007, 01:38:40 AM
That I like shopping when it involves other peopels money.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Maia on Dec 13, 2007, 10:24:24 AM
^  I've known that for a long time. :D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: redred on Dec 13, 2007, 01:29:11 PM
that, evidently, i stored up my annual allowance of flat tyres for this week

<-- two so far
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Elephant on Dec 13, 2007, 02:15:59 PM
That I really can't cope with sleep deprivation like I used to. Maybe I'm getting old.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: margorie.. on Dec 13, 2007, 05:43:36 PM
That I must make my own decisions and not let others influence me
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: acid_bubble on Dec 13, 2007, 08:15:17 PM
that theres lots of life after death
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Max71 on Dec 13, 2007, 11:48:12 PM
That people respect my professional skills.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Rala Rwdins on Dec 13, 2007, 11:55:24 PM
That the people who openly admit that they haven't got a clue about a certain subject still spout off a load of nonsense about aforementioned subject.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: pure evil on Dec 15, 2007, 03:10:08 PM
that its not all down to me
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: millicent on Dec 15, 2007, 07:24:38 PM
pork loin comes in various shapes and takes 20 minutes to cook. (per lb.)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: ScarletBea on Dec 15, 2007, 08:46:06 PM
That I must suffer from some form of SAD and being dark at 4pm is not normal >:(
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: M&M on Dec 15, 2007, 10:17:53 PM
That its all my fault!
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Max71 on Dec 16, 2007, 12:06:54 PM
not  a lot so far
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: softlysoftly on Dec 16, 2007, 12:52:47 PM
  To wear clothes that I feel relaxed & comfortable in
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Lord Twine on Dec 16, 2007, 12:52:54 PM
Am trying hard to learn something at the library but nothing will go in  :(
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: pure evil on Dec 16, 2007, 02:09:04 PM
that it does make a difference when the sun is shining  ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Verde on Dec 16, 2007, 07:25:24 PM
Nothing. I love Sundays. ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Maia on Dec 16, 2007, 07:42:43 PM
That you should take biscuits out of the oven when they're still a bit gooey - they harden up as they cool. :-[
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: pure evil on Dec 16, 2007, 08:09:50 PM
not to do that again
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Max71 on Dec 16, 2007, 08:19:46 PM
That I there is a little pedestrianised (sic) bit near Victoria train station
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: caterpillar on Dec 16, 2007, 10:13:34 PM
persistence is a blessed curse
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: tall garnett on Dec 17, 2007, 12:49:10 AM
That I hate the consumerism that comes with Christmas... and work in a temple of consumerism...  ::) And that I am liked by more ppl that I realise... but it seems you have to leave a place to find this out.  :(
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Max71 on Dec 17, 2007, 10:30:51 AM
That I must have been tired as I went to bed at 10.30 last night and woke up 5 minutes ago.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: gg on Dec 17, 2007, 03:32:15 PM
It's the circle of life!

*holds up simba*

 :-X
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: caterpillar on Dec 17, 2007, 03:52:55 PM
that i really should wear a bra, but hey sometimes one never learns
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Ratty on Dec 17, 2007, 05:47:00 PM
That when I decided, half way through reading John Irving's 'Until I find you' that it was just tosh, I should have just stopped reading.  >:(
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Maia on Dec 18, 2007, 12:30:54 AM
The descant to Hark the Herald. :D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: M&M on Dec 18, 2007, 12:35:52 AM
Good people do bad things!
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Max71 on Dec 18, 2007, 12:51:44 AM
Where the term Boxing Day comes from.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: lili on Dec 18, 2007, 08:35:26 AM
Where the term Boxing Day comes from.

Oh do tell...!
(i always thought it was called "boxing day" because that's the day when everyone starts fighting  ;))

lili x
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: M&M on Dec 18, 2007, 09:36:00 AM
Where the term Boxing Day comes from.

Oh do tell...!
(i always thought it was called "boxing day" because that's the day when everyone starts fighting  ;))

lili x

Think it has something to do with being the day you get rid of the boxes presents come in or something...

Do share @ max and lollies
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Max71 on Dec 18, 2007, 09:41:54 AM
Where the term Boxing Day comes from.

Oh do tell...!
(i always thought it was called "boxing day" because that's the day when everyone starts fighting  ;))

lili x

Think it has something to do with being the day you get rid of the boxes presents come in or something...

Do share @ max and lollies


Where the term Boxing Day comes from.

Oh do tell...!
(i always thought it was called "boxing day" because that's the day when everyone starts fighting  ;))

lili x


Well according to a buddy from another website.....

Quote
as far as i'm aware it's because employers used to give their employees a 'Christmas Box' (monetry bonus) on Boxing day. My dad still calls his Chiristmas Bonus a Christmas Box.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: B.O.B. on Dec 18, 2007, 10:06:15 AM
I understood that it was because that was the day presents were given, as Christmas day was given over to religious stuff.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Max71 on Dec 18, 2007, 12:04:49 PM
Oh, now I dont know.  Hmph
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Hockney on Dec 18, 2007, 01:18:23 PM
That going to bed at stupid o'clock four nights on the trot is not a good idea.

But it is a hell of a lot of fun!  ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: hepburn on Dec 18, 2007, 02:13:37 PM
That I obviously speak another language that no one else understands.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: SteadyCat on Dec 18, 2007, 03:34:12 PM
I understand you Ms. Nut Roast.  :)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Max71 on Dec 18, 2007, 05:11:46 PM
Sometimes I have the strongest self control known to man woman and turnip....e.g.  I stopped smoking and have not even had just the one' other times my self control is as strong as rice paper flying saucer in a small childs mouth.   ::)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Lord Twine on Dec 21, 2007, 10:03:07 PM
That there are more idiots in the world than I realised  ::)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: kate b on Dec 22, 2007, 11:12:51 PM
Make no major pronouncements/ life decisions in the week before your period starts.  :-\  Judgement skewed.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Salaam on Dec 22, 2007, 11:38:33 PM
That there are more idiots in the world than I realised  ::)

Perhaps this (http://www.despair.com/idiocy.html) might be a useful reminder? ;) ;D

S
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Salaam on Dec 22, 2007, 11:39:26 PM
Make no major pronouncements/ life decisions in the week before your period starts.  :-\  Judgement skewed.

Uh huh - what she said.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Kesstrel on Dec 22, 2007, 11:42:25 PM
Why the phrase "freezing the balls off a brass monkey" came about.

A brass monkey was the indented tray on gun decks of boats which formed the base of the cannonball pyramid (otherwise the cannonballs would just roll around the deck). When it gets cold, brass contracts faster than iron, so the indents would shrink, forcing the cannonballs out of them. :D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Nancy Blackett on Dec 23, 2007, 12:04:38 AM
Make no major pronouncements/ life decisions in the week before your period starts.  :-\  Judgement skewed.

Uh huh - what she said.

*snort*

I 'learn' this every month. About 5-7 days too late.
 
::)

Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Salaam on Dec 23, 2007, 12:11:59 AM
Ooh, good point.  I'm not learning it, exactly.  More like forgetting it and remembering it again after it's too late.

I have been trying to keep better track of my cycle so that if I feel particular despair some days, I might perhaps have the presence of mind to look at the board on which the dates are written down and realise that my feelings could be due to hormonal shifts.  Nice theory, at least - and at least once in the past it worked.  Out of a year, admittedly, but still, that one time gives me hope!
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: kate b on Dec 23, 2007, 12:28:28 AM
^ You think keeping track helps? I tracked my cycle faithfully from 17-40. Interesting, but I still fall in the same trough every time. It feels refreshingly real and all-consuming every month!

Nowadays I rely entirely on the moon, since I have a completely regular lunar cycle. Go figure.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Nancy Blackett on Dec 23, 2007, 12:29:52 AM
Ha! Mine goes:

*screams* No, it's not sodding hormones. Fucking anti-women sexist crap. *muttermutter*
*weeps* I just feel sad, okay?
*panics* OhmygodI'mlosingit.
*checks calendar*
*looks sheepish*
 
:D

The really ridiculous thing is, I'm incredibly regular. Just forgetful. Perhaps it's like childbirth, and we're programmed to forget the horrific, crazy depths of PMT instantly, otherwise we'd all be demanding that people actually do some research into it and make it go away. Or hysterectomies on the NHS. At the very least.  :D




Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: kate b on Dec 23, 2007, 12:33:44 AM
 ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: caterpillar on Dec 23, 2007, 11:03:21 AM
the crow will eat anything, whereas I get heartburn no matter what i take in the morning
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: fluffybunnykins on Dec 23, 2007, 05:05:54 PM
when hiking along a cliff ledge along the sea, and there's a bunch of seaweed on the ledge that you can't step over, don't stop and roll up your trouser legs.

puckering up for a horse may look funny for a photo, but if the horse actually decides to nuzzle your face with it's massive lips, your panicked and horrified expression as it engulfs half of your face will probably be shown to every person possible by your mate who took it.

Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Xof on Dec 23, 2007, 06:34:20 PM
That how I feel and what I say are miles apart; that I need to try to work on how to bring them closer together.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: caterpillar on Dec 23, 2007, 08:53:13 PM
its a predictable time of year - even for those without, heck even more so for those without
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: -Shadow- on Dec 23, 2007, 11:28:09 PM
That I'm beginning to enjoy the moments when I like myself.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Dec 24, 2007, 12:46:01 AM
That my oldest of friends are as true today as they were 35+ years ago.
They remind me with their friendship that I am loved.
 ;D :D

Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Uncle Bob on Dec 28, 2007, 07:17:43 AM
That maybe my feelings for somebody are stronger than I thought.

And I need to put a cap on them, or I will get hurt.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Max71 on Dec 28, 2007, 01:59:09 PM
That

a) I am not well

b) I am still going to go for a run

c) The Son is going to my sisters for the weekend.

and it's only 1 o'clock.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: lili on Dec 28, 2007, 08:15:01 PM
That hormones and common sense don't mix!

lili x
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: amira on Dec 28, 2007, 09:26:08 PM
That I hate it that I cant be their for friends when they need me.

That despite not being overly religious at times likes this I still send a pray out just in case.

That I still have issues about feeling powerless.

Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: tall garnett on Dec 29, 2007, 01:31:31 AM
That DOG is the abbreviation for 'Double-ended Oven Glove'.... God my life is exciting at the mo....  ::)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: amira on Dec 29, 2007, 11:11:42 PM
Life is a f***ing bitch.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: caterpillar on Dec 29, 2007, 11:50:24 PM
i have many rivers to swim coz none of them have bridges
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Uncle Bob on Dec 30, 2007, 01:06:46 PM
My ex is not a happy bunny; her antics and stupidity have finally bitten her on the bum.

I'd like to laugh and be happy at her misfortune, but I think she's really hurt this time, so I'm going to be nice.   :(
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: pure evil on Dec 30, 2007, 01:42:53 PM
that there is always more faith
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: caterpillar on Dec 30, 2007, 03:42:50 PM
everything has its space and time - learning when it is is another matter indeed
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Max71 on Dec 30, 2007, 10:04:47 PM
I still really really really fncy Noel Fielding.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: millicent on Dec 30, 2007, 10:45:20 PM
Don't line a litter tray with newspaper.
Cat's wee makes it poisonous.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Max71 on Dec 30, 2007, 10:58:03 PM
Don't line a litter tray with newspaper.
Cat's wee makes it poisonous.

Just dont eat it afterwards and you'll be fine.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: millicent on Dec 30, 2007, 10:59:19 PM
Don't line a litter tray with newspaper.
Cat's wee makes it poisonous.

Just dont eat it afterwards and you'll be fine.

That sounds like really good advice.
Thank you.  :-*
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Max71 on Dec 30, 2007, 11:02:17 PM
Don't line a litter tray with newspaper.
Cat's wee makes it poisonous.
Just dont eat it afterwards and you'll be fine.

That sounds like really good advice.
Thank you.  :-*


I aim to please.

*trots off to spread her words of wisdom around*
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: M&M on Jan 07, 2008, 08:06:20 AM
That 50 actually wanted to wifey Vivica but she only wanted him for his body.


:D

Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: caterpillar on Jan 07, 2008, 10:08:26 AM
that farting willy nilly and puffing at your nose like someone else done it, will sometimes backfire
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Max71 on Jan 07, 2008, 12:52:19 PM
That the bank wont give me an overdraft  :(
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Pip on Jan 07, 2008, 12:55:12 PM
That nothing last's forever ..
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: sk8ter on Jan 08, 2008, 06:18:15 PM
*brain wave*

That Im more intolerant of a*seholes than I thought.

If someone blows my trust in a big way and esp if it happens more than once and esp if it hurts me, I just think <danger/protection> as well as <grrrr> and <ouchy>, draw a line and stop putting emotional energy in. Particularly if Ive tried to negotiate/talk it through with them, and have only seen even more negative things in their personality or character.

...it shouldnt be controversial where you chose to draw your boundaries, particularly in the face of unreasonable behaviour....but I can see how this could be at the root of why the office a*rseholes are having trouble with me....

(Un)fortunately, I have the capacity to be flexible in how I deal with them...they dont have the capacity to be flexible with me...so, there is a way out....but it rests with me....

...and means I have to swallow my sense of right and wrong, expose myself to further affrontment/mistreatment and be all dolly-sweet with the incompetant d*cks..since they cant cope with me being neutral and 'keeping it business'...

I dont like it..its not me..and its not pleasant to have to do....but if I can bend a little, and do it for a short while....it might get me out of the pickle Im in......

Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Uncle Bob on Jan 10, 2008, 10:38:31 PM
A lady I work with (well, she cleans our offices); a very lovely lady.  A grafter, all her life.  Never a day off sick, reliable as the tide.

For weeks she has been feeling ill.  She has carried on working as she lives on the bread line.  Colleagues bring her in clothes, and she wears little summer shoes outside in the cold pouring rain because she cannot afford new shoes.  Her husband will not work.  They have to live with one of her sons because they cannot afford a home.

She smiles and sings as she hoovers.  Her hair unkempt, her clothes tatty.  Ironically she was the town beauty queen many years ago.

So she's been feeling ill, and she's been "afraid to go to the Doctor incase it's The Big C".  We tell her to go; "You'll be OK, Sandra".

Today her Son came into the office to tell us that she has terminal Cancer.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: lescot on Jan 10, 2008, 11:04:14 PM
A lady I work with (well, she cleans our offices); a very lovely lady.  A grafter, all her life.  Never a day off sick, reliable as the tide.

For weeks she has been feeling ill.  She has carried on working as she lives on the bread line.  Colleagues bring her in clothes, and she wears little summer shoes outside in the cold pouring rain because she cannot afford new shoes.  Her husband will not work.  They have to live with one of her sons because they cannot afford a home.

She smiles and sings as she hoovers.  Her hair unkempt, her clothes tatty.  Ironically she was the town beauty queen many years ago.

So she's been feeling ill, and she's been "afraid to go to the Doctor incase it's The Big C".  We tell her to go; "You'll be OK, Sandra".

Today her Son came into the office to tell us that she has terminal Cancer.

Heartbreaking - I don't know what it is about stories like this woman's, just the thought that someone who had never had a break in life, possibly never known a day free from worry,   gets dealt a hand like that.  I know my sympathy can't help her, but I wish it could.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Shanti on Jan 10, 2008, 11:06:26 PM
A lady I work with (well, she cleans our offices); a very lovely lady.  A grafter, all her life.  Never a day off sick, reliable as the tide.

For weeks she has been feeling ill.  She has carried on working as she lives on the bread line.  Colleagues bring her in clothes, and she wears little summer shoes outside in the cold pouring rain because she cannot afford new shoes.  Her husband will not work.  They have to live with one of her sons because they cannot afford a home.

She smiles and sings as she hoovers.  Her hair unkempt, her clothes tatty.  Ironically she was the town beauty queen many years ago.

So she's been feeling ill, and she's been "afraid to go to the Doctor incase it's The Big C".  We tell her to go; "You'll be OK, Sandra".

Today her Son came into the office to tell us that she has terminal Cancer.
That's really sad.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Jan 13, 2008, 11:10:34 PM
some things do not get better with age ~
Take my cooking ................. ::) ;D ::)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: redred on Jan 14, 2008, 02:44:46 AM
about tsunamis
and i watched a programme on BBC4 about the music school an ex work colleague of mine set up in Soweto.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Fireboi on Jan 14, 2008, 04:58:19 PM

A very quick route to walk from the Thistle Hotel Barbican to the office.

That adding a glossary tag search in a macro slows down the performance exponentially.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Max71 on Jan 14, 2008, 05:14:43 PM
That Lapdog Jewellery do not have a website.  Very annoying.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Pip on Jan 14, 2008, 05:26:46 PM
Sometimes it's better to stick you heart in your back pocket than wear it on your sleeve ..  :(
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Bertie on Jan 14, 2008, 05:27:31 PM
How to prescribe atomoxetine.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: pure evil on Jan 14, 2008, 08:38:27 PM
yet again, how completely exhausting and mind numbing boring menial work is.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Max71 on Jan 14, 2008, 11:56:24 PM
Sometimes it's better to stick you heart in your back pocket than wear it on your sleeve ..  :(

I sell iron lined boxes to keep them in.  I've got one shall I make you one too?  They are velvet lined and laquered on the outside. 
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Mister on Jan 15, 2008, 05:47:04 PM
That I am responsible for some of this mess and I'm willing to hold my hand up and own it to move on and help others move on.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: zeal on Jan 15, 2008, 06:11:23 PM
That the 2 day course textbook is 456 pages long, and the pre-course workbook will take a recommended 7-11 hours to complete. Like I have the time :-\
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: kate b on Jan 15, 2008, 07:55:43 PM
That my head is light years ahead of my heart. Just for a change.  ::)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Rala Rwdins on Jan 15, 2008, 09:22:03 PM
That I never learn...  ::)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Max71 on Jan 15, 2008, 09:46:50 PM
That I am at a crossroads
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: sk8ter on Jan 16, 2008, 01:52:49 AM
That I thought I would find a day working in the East Midands boring, but it was really lovely. People were so kind and friendly, it was really nice.

need to spend a day or two in the countryside very soon me thinks
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: sk8ter on Jan 16, 2008, 11:31:15 AM
Im definitely an emotional, sensitive, soft type, a major softie....which Ive misread as weakness for most of the last 14 months (particularly in the wake of The Psycho Ex, who utterly destroyed me)...but, while I have my moments like anyone, Im definitely not leaning towards weak even a little bit; nor going into low self esteem, insecure, needy, etc territory.  That's nice to be able to see about myself.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Jaguar. on Jan 16, 2008, 11:54:18 AM
Not to attempt to drive out of London later than 7.30am on a weekday.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Max71 on Jan 16, 2008, 03:05:41 PM
That I am a bit of a girl sometimes.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Fireboi on Jan 16, 2008, 03:13:04 PM

To say what I feel.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: lescot on Jan 16, 2008, 03:21:41 PM
Im definitely an emotional, sensitive, soft type, a major softie....which Ive misread as weakness for most of the last 14 months (particularly in the wake of The Psycho Ex, who utterly destroyed me)...but, while I have my moments like anyone, Im definitely not leaning towards weak even a little bit; nor going into low self esteem, insecure, needy, etc territory.  That's nice to be able to see about myself.

Psycho-ex's can have a such a lasting bad effect on us ... sometimes you can work it out by yourself and sometimes you need the good behaviour and opinions of other people to erase the rubbish they've filled your head with.

Good luck on your positive trajectory
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: redred on Jan 16, 2008, 03:24:04 PM
stuff about the british fleet at the Armada

stuff about Ingrid Betancourt

<---  thoroughly relieved that telly at 4 in the morning has improved vastly in the last five years
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: sk8ter on Jan 16, 2008, 03:45:40 PM
Im definitely an emotional, sensitive, soft type, a major softie....which Ive misread as weakness for most of the last 14 months (particularly in the wake of The Psycho Ex, who utterly destroyed me)...but, while I have my moments like anyone, Im definitely not leaning towards weak even a little bit; nor going into low self esteem, insecure, needy, etc territory.  That's nice to be able to see about myself.

Psycho-ex's can have a such a lasting bad effect on us ... sometimes you can work it out by yourself and sometimes you need the good behaviour and opinions of other people to erase the rubbish they've filled your head with.

Good luck on your positive trajectory

thanks lescot. that gave me warm fuzzies  :).

yeah, the trajectory has finally turned upwards. Having someone rip me open psychologically was not pleasant or deserved or an experience I want to repeat or the kindest way to learn life lessons....but it illuminated my vulnerabilities (including some I didnt know I had) and gave me the chance to rebuild, from the bottom back up to the top. Emotionally, I might even feel stronger now than I was before I met her...

...but i do get the odd trauma flashback to physical stuff that happened :'(. But I know that's temporary and will fade in time  :).

<-- Mummy's brave little soldier  ;)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: BluePoppy on Jan 16, 2008, 11:30:15 PM
How productive I can be if I don't turn the TV on.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Maia on Jan 16, 2008, 11:47:24 PM
That when I reach tears-of-frustration point, I should leave the task and preferably the building, have a cup of tea and a biscuit and get myself back on an even keel, rather than trying to persevere when it just isn't happening.

<---- horrible, unproductive day
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Ruby on Jan 17, 2008, 12:01:20 AM
That when I reach tears-of-frustration point, I should leave the task and preferably the building, have a cup of tea and a biscuit and get myself back on an even keel, rather than trying to persevere when it just isn't happening.

<---- horrible, unproductive day

Big hug and kiss.
(Make the most of it - you know how rare they are. ;))
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Maia on Jan 17, 2008, 10:59:38 AM
That when I reach tears-of-frustration point, I should leave the task and preferably the building, have a cup of tea and a biscuit and get myself back on an even keel, rather than trying to persevere when it just isn't happening.

<---- horrible, unproductive day

Big hug and kiss.
(Make the most of it - you know how rare they are. ;))

Thank you :-* - enjoying the rare moment to the full. ;)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Max71 on Jan 17, 2008, 12:22:17 PM
That I should read my notes from 2001 & 2002 more often to prevent another night like last night.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Jenny Talia on Jan 17, 2008, 12:58:59 PM
That I need to wear clothes if I want to stay warm ::)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: DrHaus on Jan 17, 2008, 02:18:37 PM
That in some areas, I don't know my ar$e from my elbow.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: hepburn on Jan 17, 2008, 06:48:35 PM
So apparently Fired Earth Paint takes 5 yes 5! coats to achieve the required depth of colour...  It is pretty though  :D

My sister seems to think it is funny and says it serves me right because I only looked at the paint charts for 18wotsitwotsit, Fired Earth and Farrow and Ball.

x hepburn
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Max71 on Jan 17, 2008, 07:18:45 PM
Hmmm Farrow and Ball...lully colours
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: millicent on Jan 17, 2008, 08:56:01 PM
A 'black box' isn't actually black, it's bright orange.

Whatever next?
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Uncle Bob on Jan 19, 2008, 04:51:11 PM
I must be getting quite fit (in the true sense of the word, of course).  ::)

I can run 10 kilometres in 1 hour and 6 seconds on my first attempt.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: millicent on Jan 19, 2008, 06:42:33 PM
I got to grips with my sewing machine.

Definitely enough to keep practising on my own.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: sk8ter on Jan 20, 2008, 06:34:22 PM
While I am little miss instant gratification, in some circumstances, I am very patient.

I can run 10 kilometres in 1 hour and 6 seconds on my first attempt.

thats really impressive, uncle b. wow.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Shanti on Jan 22, 2008, 01:51:13 PM
I learnt a new word... "solubrious"

Thankyou lesbians on the L word. Yay
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: chipolata on Jan 22, 2008, 03:18:25 PM
Salubrious? (Sorry, English teacher).
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Stevie on Jan 22, 2008, 03:21:06 PM
That i hate writing by hand .. it's so old fashioned .. tempted to throw college work in the bin .. and become a hermit.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Uncle Bob on Jan 22, 2008, 08:00:15 PM
I can run 10 kilometres in 1 hour and 6 seconds on my first attempt.

thats really impressive, uncle b. wow.

Thank you sk8ter.  And today I learnt I could do it in 55 minutes and 58 seconds.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Jan 23, 2008, 11:57:09 PM
People die & that's just a fact of life but;
it's hard to deal with when a friend
takes their own life.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Kesstrel on Jan 24, 2008, 12:02:10 AM
People die & that's just a fact of life but;
it's hard to deal with when a friend
takes their own life.

That is not a lesson anyone should have to learn. I'm so sorry. :(
 
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Uncle Bob on Jan 27, 2008, 03:29:09 PM
People die & that's just a fact of life but;
it's hard to deal with when a friend
takes their own life.

 :-*
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: pure evil on Jan 27, 2008, 05:48:38 PM
that we all have fears, but its the choices we make that are more powerful.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Monsieur Croque on Jan 27, 2008, 06:51:29 PM
That people can, in fact, cause you harm in a swimming pool

<= nursing a scar on the head from female torpedo
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Queen on Jan 28, 2008, 10:32:26 PM
that we all have fears, but its the choices we make that are more powerful.

I like that. 
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: minke on Jan 28, 2008, 10:38:45 PM
that we all have fears, but its the choices we make that are more powerful.

I like that. 

Me too.  I'm also realising the power of "if you can't change it, change your reaction to it".

And today I realised that radiators have two knobs and if one is on and the other is off, you might think your radiator needs bleeding but it probably just needs both knobs on.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: kate b on Jan 28, 2008, 10:48:16 PM
^ Both very good lessons.

*also learned at some personal cost*
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Uncle Bob on Jan 28, 2008, 10:51:10 PM
I've turned a very significant corner.

One that is leading to a place I want to be, and that old place is behind me.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Queen on Jan 29, 2008, 03:23:34 PM

That sleeping late is not the road to ruin and slackery.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Verde on Jan 29, 2008, 05:25:20 PM

That sleeping late is not the road to ruin and slackery.

I think that is such an excellent thing to realise. I'm working on it, myself.

Banish the guilt, sleep late, feel fine!

:-*

Today I learnt... that Spring is one its way, that I believe in myself more than I think I did, that rice milk is okay when partnered with cocoa powder and a banana.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: pure evil on Jan 29, 2008, 11:00:38 PM
to take a bit of a step back and concentrate on looking after myself
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Mister on Jan 29, 2008, 11:11:50 PM
A good old fashioned scrubbing brush is the only way to get things clean.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: calalalala on Jan 30, 2008, 02:30:05 PM

Me too.  I'm also realising the power of "if you can't change it, change your reaction to it".

i swear by that statement.  it tends to come up in all my 1:1 work too.
Title: Re: What did you learn today and yesterday?
Post by: Auteur on Jan 31, 2008, 11:06:05 AM
If I leave a stack of boxed plans by the side of my desk it will be persistently drummed by every passing soul.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: smiling on Jan 31, 2008, 11:40:45 AM
it really IS better to try the sewing pattern you are inventing in paper first, and not use the fabric for the actual piece!  :P ::)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Uncle Bob on Jan 31, 2008, 08:42:23 PM
Everybody's changing................
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Maia on Jan 31, 2008, 08:55:53 PM
I can't tolerate not being transparent and having complete integrity anymore.  I think that's a good thing. :-\
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: selynamalinky on Jan 31, 2008, 09:09:58 PM
That I must have loads of friends in the insurance business, because they just keep sending me letters  ;)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: kate b on Jan 31, 2008, 11:56:28 PM
That really was far too much chocolate. Now you will suffer.  ::)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Uncle Bob on Feb 02, 2008, 04:18:31 PM
How courageous and brave a person can be.  And still smile and light up a room.

Today I caught up with an old little mate of mine.  He is Elliott and he is 11.  He was born with Crouzons Syndrome.

http://www.craniofacial.net/crouzons_syndrome.htm

On top of that he suffers from convulsions.  He turned blind when he was very young and he also has to have a permanent tracheotomy so that he can breathe.  His motor skills are clumsy and limited.  He struggles to speak because of his respiratory problems.  He has a cocktail of about 40 drugs every day, a nebulizer, oxygen and suction for his trachy.

Last time I saw him, his face was not a pleasant sight.  He had the trademark bulging eyes and overshot jaw which is typical of Crouzons.  Now, since he has had major surgery on his skull, he is a handsome young chap.  That, in itself was huge surgery where he was hospitalised for months with his head in a brace while his skull was being extended. 

A couple of years ago he was rushed to hospital and ended up on a ventilator after a massive convulsion.  After a week long vigil at his bedside by his family it looked like he was brain damaged and would not survive off a ventilator.  The decision was made to switch it off.  It was turned off.  Elliot carried on breathing by himself.  He was smiling a couple of days later and talking soon after.  His first words (to an ICU nurse) were "Bugger Off".  He astounded all of the surgeons who had been battling to save him.

Today at his home I watched him bring in and pack away about a dozen crates of shopping from a Tesco delivery, packing each item away in the fridge or the cupboards (while his four brothers and sisters sat watching The Simpsons).

He went outside and walked around my car, feeling it with his hands and concentrating hard.  He then announced "this is a Renault Clio".  I was amazed.  Don't forget he has been completely blind for several years now.  He then did the same with my mate's car and correctly identified it as a VW Golf.

I am in awe of Elliott and how far he's come.  In September he will start at mainstream secondary school.  He sticks two fingers up at all the professionals and just gets on with being a fantastic, friendly, smiley, intelligent and courageous little boy.  I have a lot to learn from Elliott.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: millicent on Feb 02, 2008, 09:37:30 PM
Machine embroidery - no feeder dog, no pressure foot.
It's like doodling with thread.  :D

Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Queen on Feb 03, 2008, 12:43:51 AM

Wow, @ Uncle Bob. He sounds a fabulous young human.  :)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: ssgisnotreallyhere on Feb 03, 2008, 03:16:50 AM
ditto, @ uncle bob.

Millicent- with an embroidery hoop?  how do you keep it taut?
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: millicent on Feb 03, 2008, 07:15:32 AM
Millicent- with an embroidery hoop?  how do you keep it taut?

Yup. 7-8 inch embroidery hoop to keep the fabric taut. (Or with a darning foot, depending on how thick your fabric is.)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: sk8ter on Feb 04, 2008, 12:15:02 AM
to take a bit of a step back and concentrate on looking after myself

One of the best things Ive learned in the last twelve months, and a new thing that Ive learned to do. Its the solution to almost everything!

(in all likelihood, though, I bet we are thinking of this in totally different contexts)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Samantha Rottweiler on Feb 04, 2008, 01:05:08 PM
that we all have fears, but its the choices we make that are more powerful.

I like that. 

yep.  I thought that was really beautiful too.   :)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Feb 08, 2008, 11:39:31 PM
Back aches are not a state of mind  :-X
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Stevie on Feb 11, 2008, 12:27:14 AM
Life is good ...
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: pure evil on Feb 11, 2008, 12:49:55 AM
i have to do whats right for myself.

i just seem to need to learn this one over and over again  :-\
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Maia on Feb 11, 2008, 01:12:13 PM
Elliot sounds amazing - thanks for posting that. :)


Today I've been reminded yet again that if I just get off my &rse and do the thing that needs doing, it takes much less time and energy than procrastinating.

<----- just wrapped up 2007 accounts for the charity where I work.  My first time and I didn't think I could do it, but I have. :)

Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: sk8ter on Feb 11, 2008, 06:25:30 PM
Its been hard won, but Ive definitely developed more emotional range in the last 12 months. After experiencing some of the down sides of this, its nice to be finally experiencing some of the benefits too  :)

*pats self on back*
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: ssgisnotreallyhere on Feb 11, 2008, 09:22:42 PM
wedding breakfast isn't breakfast.  :o
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: SteadyCat on Feb 11, 2008, 09:24:05 PM
I learned that slightlyspikey girlsdoesn't know that wedding breakfast isn't breakfast.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: ssgisnotreallyhere on Feb 11, 2008, 09:25:35 PM
your knowledge is outdated.

 8)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: SteadyCat on Feb 11, 2008, 09:28:34 PM
 ;D ;D    :-*
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Dysto on Feb 11, 2008, 10:48:05 PM
Today I learnt that support and understanding works better than the waving a big stick equivalent. I think I knew this already but today I reaped the benefits of that in practice and I felt pleased.  :D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Stevie on Feb 13, 2008, 12:19:29 PM
That i love pork pies .. But they are also evil food ..  ::)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Feb 14, 2008, 06:34:24 PM
Standing up for your rights; ( making sure you know what they are to start with ) can yield really good results :)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: redred on Feb 14, 2008, 06:48:11 PM
that i know nothing about probate
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: diskokidd on Feb 14, 2008, 07:11:07 PM
that people can behave like 5 year olds even when they are 20 something
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Verde on Feb 14, 2008, 07:35:43 PM
Shiny is pretty, but not practical.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Poseidon on Feb 18, 2008, 09:11:25 AM
That to some people, others feelings is a big joke.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Spirit on Feb 18, 2008, 01:01:16 PM
That I can do it......

Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Auteur on Feb 21, 2008, 10:45:28 AM
That it's not a good idea to read any books by Professor Gary Slapper when commuting during half term.

< = Mocked by two pre-teens.

Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: kate b on Feb 21, 2008, 11:38:06 AM
That I still underestimate the importance of sleep.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Queen on Feb 21, 2008, 11:41:37 AM
That I still underestimate the importance of sheep.


 ;)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: minke on Feb 21, 2008, 02:29:52 PM
That Arsenal scarves are bright red now, not maroon.

<-- was gently mocked in the kitchen by workmates for saying "was there some kind of football thing on last night?"
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: noot08 on Feb 21, 2008, 10:31:15 PM
that pinky toes are as important as the bigger ones
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: pure evil on Feb 23, 2008, 03:35:55 PM
that every girl should own a pair of white stilettos ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: kate b on Feb 23, 2008, 04:41:52 PM
That if things seem too good to be true, they probably are.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: millicent on Feb 23, 2008, 04:52:36 PM
Not today, but yesterday: Blackjack.  :D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Rala Rwdins on Feb 23, 2008, 05:41:04 PM
A bit more about slow worms:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/wildfacts/factfiles/281.shtml (http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/wildfacts/factfiles/281.shtml)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: SomeComfort on Feb 23, 2008, 06:01:10 PM
that a person can live in Hackney for over 10 years and never walk down Ridley Road Market  :o
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: smiling on Feb 23, 2008, 07:22:09 PM
^^^is that  true????  :o how did they manage that???
i LOVE that place!!!!  and i miss it.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: hereiamonceinawhile on Feb 24, 2008, 11:34:46 PM
Yes shocking!
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Kesstrel on Feb 25, 2008, 02:33:18 PM
That some people, no matter what you WANT to see in them, are just Not Very Nice and will manipulate everyone around them to get what they want. And that once ranted about (for a short time only so as not to become a bitter old harridan!) they should be forgotten to get on with their sad little lives, leaving you free to move on to bigger, brighter, better things.

I know, I know, it was November, and I really should get on with it but I only just found out HOW much of a player she was, ok? Cut me some slack, GB!
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: just_visiting on Feb 25, 2008, 02:40:09 PM
That some people, no matter what you WANT to see in them, are just Not Very Nice and will manipulate everyone around them to get what they want. And that once ranted about (for a short time only so as not to become a bitter old harridan!) they should be forgotten to get on with their sad little lives, leaving you free to move on to bigger, brighter, better things.

I know, I know, it was November, and I really should get on with it but I only just found out HOW much of a player she was, ok? Cut me some slack, GB!

Why is this still affecting you?  You perhaps should find a new woman to take your mind off it
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Kesstrel on Feb 25, 2008, 03:00:45 PM
That some people, no matter what you WANT to see in them, are just Not Very Nice and will manipulate everyone around them to get what they want. And that once ranted about (for a short time only so as not to become a bitter old harridan!) they should be forgotten to get on with their sad little lives, leaving you free to move on to bigger, brighter, better things.

I know, I know, it was November, and I really should get on with it but I only just found out HOW much of a player she was, ok? Cut me some slack, GB!

Why is this still affecting you?  You perhaps should find a new woman to take your mind off it

Ah. Tactful as always, j-v. Thanks.  *runs off and finds a new woman since that is obviously the Answer to Everything*
 ::)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: just_visiting on Feb 25, 2008, 03:16:47 PM
sorry but life is too short to be hung up on a woman. 
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: redred on Feb 25, 2008, 03:24:38 PM
the difference between a tea table and a card table
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Kesstrel on Feb 25, 2008, 03:26:05 PM
sorry but life is too short to be hung up on a woman. 

That's ok, you are right. The next time I find out that someone has been really unpleasant, I'll just go get laid.

How silly of me not to have tried it sooner.

Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Queen on Feb 25, 2008, 03:27:21 PM
A bit more about slow worms:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/wildfacts/factfiles/281.shtml (http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/wildfacts/factfiles/281.shtml)

Beautiful!  :D

(http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/wildfacts/factfiles/picpops/images/slowwo02.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: just_visiting on Feb 25, 2008, 03:27:58 PM
sorry but life is too short to be hung up on a woman. 

That's ok, you are right. The next time I find out that someone has been really unpleasant, I'll just go get laid.

How silly of me not to have tried it sooner.



No not at all, but life is too short to sit thinking about how someone should have been and wasnt.  All the time people sit and ponder on the if only's, they could be doing something more useful with their life
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Kesstrel on Feb 25, 2008, 03:30:20 PM
sorry but life is too short to be hung up on a woman. 

That's ok, you are right. The next time I find out that someone has been really unpleasant, I'll just go get laid.

How silly of me not to have tried it sooner.



No not at all, but life is too short to sit thinking about how someone should have been and wasnt.  All the time people sit and ponder on the if only's, they could be doing something more useful with their life

I think life is possibly too short for you to be trying to spoil my perfectly good vent :P
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: just_visiting on Feb 25, 2008, 03:37:54 PM
I am not trying to spoil anything.  This is a public message board where people can post things they wish to.  I am just saying how I see things from my point of view. 
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Kesstrel on Feb 25, 2008, 03:42:16 PM
I am not trying to spoil anything.  This is a public message board where people can post things they wish to.  I am just saying how I see things from my point of view. 

You are most welcome to do that. I just find it ironic that you are hanging on so much to this argument, after telling me that life is too short. Surely if it's my life then it's up to me how I choose to spend my time? You may not agree with my posts, and you don't have to, but don't be surprised if, when I have used a post to vent about something, I'm not "open" to your suggestions.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: pure evil on Feb 25, 2008, 06:37:28 PM
that i never really learn  ::)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Jaguar. on Feb 25, 2008, 08:13:23 PM
That anyone can use the British Library and it isn't just a privilege for the 'academic elite' as I was lead to believe. An interesting, albeit unshocking, discovery.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Samantha Rottweiler on Feb 25, 2008, 09:20:22 PM
That some people, no matter what you WANT to see in them, are just Not Very Nice and will manipulate everyone around them to get what they want. And that once ranted about (for a short time only so as not to become a bitter old harridan!) they should be forgotten to get on with their sad little lives, leaving you free to move on to bigger, brighter, better things.

That. 
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Verde on Feb 25, 2008, 10:03:47 PM
That I can be nice, and it doesn't even hurt.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: dvo on Feb 26, 2008, 03:43:24 PM
That I am really very valued.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Blueness on Feb 26, 2008, 04:18:04 PM
I found out what Atychiphobia means..
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Shaun on Feb 26, 2008, 04:20:04 PM
that the only one i really fear is myself
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Feb 26, 2008, 10:43:15 PM
I found out what Atychiphobia means..

================

        Me too !    :)              Google is great  ;D ::)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Ruby on Feb 26, 2008, 11:04:25 PM
I found out what Atychiphobia means..

And I found out what kakorrhaphiophobia means. :D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: SteadyCat on Feb 27, 2008, 01:04:53 AM
That sneaky things will find a way to sneak in.  I have to put a bigger barrier around my neck or blood suckers will begin to feed.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: M&M on Feb 29, 2008, 11:15:30 PM
That baby buggies are so expensive

<----takes note for when we need to shop for a baby
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Kesstrel on Mar 01, 2008, 12:46:11 AM
i can achieve amazing things when I decide to.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: sk8ter on Mar 03, 2008, 03:51:08 PM
That carbon can be subcategorised into biogenic carbon and fossil carbon (and possibly other subcategories too).

Biogenic carbon being carbon derived from biomass; and fossil carbon being carbon derived from fossil fuel or another fossil source (including peat).

That's cool.

<--- nerd
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: smiling on Mar 03, 2008, 04:48:44 PM
ah, now see i don't call myself a nerd, but i find that interesting too.
 ;)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: M&M on Mar 03, 2008, 10:07:01 PM
certain topics will always spark up feeling in some GB memebrs regardless of the words used, the category that its posted in or the information it contains


::)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: sk8ter on Mar 04, 2008, 12:00:28 AM
ah, now see i don't call myself a nerd, but i find that interesting too.
 ;)

yeah, science is the best  :) closely followed by maths
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: matatu on Mar 04, 2008, 12:08:29 AM
...that even without knowing me, someone showed great kindness  :-* :-*
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Blueness on Mar 04, 2008, 12:57:47 AM
That sometimes spur of the moment makes a lot of sense.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: rubberboi on Mar 04, 2008, 02:27:23 AM
More photoshop techniques and editing jargon..  :-\
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: sk8ter on Mar 04, 2008, 05:50:36 PM
Maybe I shouldnt be surprised, but that aviation fuel accounts for 30-50% of an average airline's operating costs.

*joins the dots between oil prices, carbon prices, emissions trading, energy use/carbon dioxide emissions and climate change*
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: pure evil on Mar 04, 2008, 09:34:10 PM
what i knew all along, but was dumb enough to ignore.  :-\
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: M&M on Mar 06, 2008, 11:12:46 PM
That there are natural anti-D's
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Vagabond on Mar 06, 2008, 11:30:08 PM
That London for me is nearing its day. Sad but very true.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: smiling on Mar 07, 2008, 12:41:31 AM
ah, now see i don't call myself a nerd, but i find that interesting too.
 ;)

yeah, science is the best  :) closely followed by maths

the thing is that quite often i don't understand science, but i am fascinated by it. does that make  sense?
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Glitch on Mar 07, 2008, 12:45:29 AM
I learnt a lot more about how the USA are fucking over Latin America.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: sk8ter on Mar 07, 2008, 01:21:28 AM
that its not smart to leave it until now to book a flight for the easter long weekend

*waves goodbye to cashola*
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: M&M on Mar 07, 2008, 02:05:46 AM
That procrastinating is always a bad idea *not looking forward to tomorrow

                                                       +

That You Juat Can't Help People Who Don't Want To Help Themselves!
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: purelybyaccident on Mar 07, 2008, 01:58:22 PM
That one google question causes the use of as much electricity as an energy light bulb in 10 mins.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: millicent on Mar 07, 2008, 08:18:08 PM
That bronze looking trophy belonging to my colleague isn't really made of bronze.
And the arm breaks off when you drop it.

Uh. Oh.  :-\
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Mar 12, 2008, 09:26:55 PM
Who knew ?
There is a 2 tier T.V. tax
1 for color T.V's and 1 for B&W

=================
from BBC news:  (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/7291578.stm )

From 1 April the cost of a black and white licence will rise to £47. This compares very favourably indeed with the £139.50 you have to pay for a colour licence.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: sk8ter on Mar 13, 2008, 04:10:42 PM
that wind turbines really can explode  :o

 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/worldnews.html?in_article_id=518541&in_page_id=1811

 ^
wind turbine in Denmark, in gale force winds

Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: fluffybunnykins on Mar 18, 2008, 12:13:09 AM
I have a limit. And when it's reached my fuse shuts off.

That's a re-learn, actually. from a few years ago.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: pure evil on Mar 18, 2008, 12:36:26 AM
that sometimes it might be better not to be quite so upfront...and a little more patient. :-\
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: SG on Mar 22, 2008, 10:04:54 PM
that straight lines are so unnecessary.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Ivy on Mar 23, 2008, 12:38:06 AM
I seem to never learn.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Rala Rwdins on Mar 26, 2008, 12:25:05 PM
How much of an incompetent gardener I really am.

You do not transplant carrots apparently. (I started them off indoors.) Whoops!
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: gg on Mar 26, 2008, 12:57:46 PM
That nothing is ever really a gift.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: AngelFace on Mar 26, 2008, 01:57:18 PM
That nothing is ever really a gift.

It is if it's from me
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Ivy on Mar 26, 2008, 07:02:08 PM
A fact confirmed with a wink.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Salaam on Mar 26, 2008, 10:37:35 PM
That sometimes one can never come to agreement with colleagues about matters of punctuation. ::)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: adarajames on Mar 26, 2008, 10:44:33 PM
That someone I quite like is not quite who I thought they might be   :-\
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: gg on Mar 27, 2008, 10:07:43 AM
That nothing is ever really a gift.

It is if it's from me

Obv.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: kate b on Mar 27, 2008, 06:13:49 PM
It's unwise to tramp around muddy cemeteries in your favourite suede boots.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: lescot on Mar 27, 2008, 06:50:41 PM
It's unwise to tramp around muddy cemeteries in your favourite suede boots.

... but the photies were well worth it.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: selynamalinky on Mar 27, 2008, 07:07:56 PM
That I am definately a fair weather person. Days like today are simply glorious  :)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: betterthanaverage on Mar 27, 2008, 07:21:33 PM
That no matter how hard I try; I can't please everyone so I have to please myself.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Queen on Mar 30, 2008, 05:27:01 PM

That Rupert Murdoch owns MySpace  :(


Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Ivy on Mar 30, 2008, 05:42:05 PM
My expectations are too high.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: oogleberry on Mar 31, 2008, 04:17:47 PM
A new word   :D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Wilhelmina on Apr 10, 2008, 03:14:30 PM
That you can do everything right and still fail.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: moonfruit on Apr 12, 2008, 04:32:39 PM
That my mother seems to be ok with me. Which was a pleasant surprise.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: sk8ter on Apr 14, 2008, 04:57:51 PM
...that Im not as patient as I thought I was.

But maybe that isnt a bad thing.

No one can be a saint.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: moonfruit on Apr 14, 2008, 08:31:00 PM
How much I'd missed my girl while she's been away, and how much more complete I feel when she's around.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: jax421 on Apr 14, 2008, 08:54:01 PM
A new joke.....

Ethel was a bit of a demon in her wheelchair, charging around the nursing home, taking corners on two wheels, and reaching maximum speeds on the long corridors.
Because the poor woman was a few bricks shy of a full load the other residents tolerated her, and some of the male residents even joined in.
One day, Ethel was flying down one corridor when a door opened and out stepped kooky Clarence with his hand in the air, “STOP" he ordered. Do you have a license to drive that thing? Ethel fished around in her pocket, pulled out a candy wrapper and held it up for him to see "OK" he said, and away Ethel went down the hall at top speed.
Rounding the corner by the lunchroom weird Willy jumped out yelling, "STOP"...... Do you have proof of insurance? Ethel searched her other pocket and pulled out a drink coaster, and held it up for Willy to see. Very well. Willy nodded carry on ma'am.
As Ethel rounded the last corner headed for the front door, Crazy Dale stepped out in front of her wearing nothing but a huge erection. Damn cried Ethel "not the Breathalyzer again"

 ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: selynamalinky on Apr 18, 2008, 09:42:07 PM
^^^ Giggles


What I learnt even more today is that I have some amzingly wonderful work colleagues and it is a pleasure to be with them  :D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Stevie on Apr 19, 2008, 12:36:43 AM
That as much as you would like to .. you can't repair someone who has been badly damaged , you can stick them all over with band aids .. But sometimes they are just too broken ..
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Ivy on Apr 21, 2008, 08:43:33 PM
My youngest cousin in Belgium jumped under a train. He was only 18.  :(
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: UB on Apr 21, 2008, 08:45:24 PM
My youngest cousin in Belgium jumped under a train. He was only 18.  :(

Terrible.  I'm so sorry to hear that.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: mellie on Apr 22, 2008, 04:28:47 PM
My youngest cousin in Belgium jumped under a train. He was only 18.  :(

I'm sorry to hear that Ivy. That's rough :( :-*
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: matatu on Apr 22, 2008, 05:48:21 PM
That joining the Union was probably a very sensible thing to do....now comes the battle >:(
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: NeverEndingStory on Apr 22, 2008, 08:11:40 PM
That no day is without its upsides, downsides and churned up insides.

And that there is one person in my life that I'd give anything to (quite selfishly) never ever lose.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Kesstrel on Apr 22, 2008, 08:46:31 PM
Not to underestimate the power of a musical score to completely undo me. Grrr. I will not be beaten!
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: zeal on Apr 23, 2008, 07:00:05 PM
"Driving" in a driving simulator makes me feel motion sick for the rest of the day. :-X
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Monsieur Croque on Apr 23, 2008, 07:47:10 PM
I learnt how much the sun has an impact on the mood and general wellbeing of myself and those around me.  Let's hope its contagious...
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: merrymay on Apr 23, 2008, 07:56:28 PM
that certain beeries can't be trusted  :-X
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: millicent on Apr 23, 2008, 07:58:14 PM
There are engineering works on Sunday between Brighton and Three Bridges.  >:(

B*gger.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: NoThankYouJohn on Apr 23, 2008, 11:56:02 PM
That there are some really good people in the world, the kind of people who do things without any first thought of drawing attention,.  So gracious, I learnt alot.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: oogleberry on Apr 24, 2008, 01:42:17 AM
My youngest cousin in Belgium jumped under a train. He was only 18.  :(

I'm so sorry to hear that.

Today I learned that I should trust my instincts.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: zeal on Apr 24, 2008, 11:09:52 AM
I learned that it takes me 1 hour 32 minutes to walk to work.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: T.C on Apr 24, 2008, 07:23:25 PM
Her voice IS the most annoying in the world but theres nothing I can do that will stop her talking or change it.

or is there?

*plots*
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Ivy on Apr 24, 2008, 08:56:37 PM
Ta UB, mellie & oogleberry. I feel so sorry for my aunt, losing a kid is just wrong and in such a gruesome way is aweful. No one knows why he did it. He wrote his date of birth to date of death on a noticeboard in his room and they went out looking for him, but it was too late.

I learned yet again how precious life is.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: M&M on Apr 25, 2008, 09:17:42 PM
Never to do that again!

Its really not worth the hassel
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Samantha Rottweiler on Apr 25, 2008, 11:31:04 PM
Patriarchy is a major (and possibly irresolvable) social problem.   :(
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: M&M on Apr 26, 2008, 01:37:34 PM
That i really shouldn't take things/life too seriously...


I often end up looking a tad foolish.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Samantha Rottweiler on Apr 26, 2008, 06:46:39 PM
There are worse things than being a bit of tw*t sometimes.   :D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: sk8ter on Apr 27, 2008, 09:38:21 PM
Some new things about myself :o.

As a rather self-aware person, its always a shock when I learn big new things about myself .
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Shaun on Apr 27, 2008, 11:58:15 PM
i have been lazy for a while now. yesterday and today i saw that if i do not put too much pressure on myself and go for it, i can get out of being lazy and that i get a kick out of it too
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: sk8ter on May 06, 2008, 03:39:38 PM
When I closed a door three years ago, I did it for my own benefit, trusting that there would be something better, or at least, more true, for me on the other side.  Ive been going with it, but all Ive experienced so far is loss..and Ive found myself pining at times...

But, finally, now, Im seeing the benefits and reaping the lessons learnt. And oh, arent they sweet.

Im proud of myself for being patient and 'doing the right thing'. Short term loss for long term gain has paid off.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Queen on May 06, 2008, 03:50:52 PM

Several new Welsh words  :D

Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: betterthanaverage on May 06, 2008, 03:54:29 PM
That I've been stabbed in the back yet again and other people will use my hard work as a way of gaining position and status for themselves. Time to get the hell out of here. :'(
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: JuicyCrone on May 06, 2008, 08:33:03 PM
That this is NOT hayfever - and that I should take my own advice and go to GP when I am clearly not well.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: kate b on May 06, 2008, 11:40:34 PM
That I have in fact not just had the measles. Just some random hideous viral illness with a wild rash. Bit like when I had the 7-week cough with a whoop that wasn't whooping cough. I sense a pattern emerging here...
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Miaow on May 09, 2008, 07:39:09 PM




That I need to rest more
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: pure evil on May 10, 2008, 11:42:18 PM
that i only have so much energy to go around .....and its generally about HALF what i imagine.....pacing, pacing, pacing...and prioritising.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: MsGarbo on May 11, 2008, 06:23:15 AM
That Ms Garbo seems to be right what she's been feeling all along. Well, since arriving in savannah.
It's sad. Really.

That one ought to listen to ones intuitions more closely...
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: softlysoftly on May 11, 2008, 07:57:30 PM
Deadlines are taken  very seriously at my new place of work  :-[

ps I'm gently rebelling against them
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: lippy on May 11, 2008, 08:10:05 PM
To get rid of something that causes you pain. That doing that is not failure or avoidance, but simply an acceptance of reality.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Kesstrel on May 11, 2008, 09:13:42 PM
That was then, this is now. Sad as it is, it has to be released, because it doesn't look as though anything will ever change. I'd have done just about anything, guess that makes me the fool.



Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: oogleberry on May 17, 2008, 10:52:14 PM
Taking your frustrations out on a wall actually hurts  :'(
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: millicent on May 24, 2008, 10:46:45 PM
I learnt how to gather and make darts.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Suze on May 25, 2008, 12:13:01 AM
lol @ milicent - will that be poison darts for the hunter-gatherer in you?

 ;)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: millicent on May 26, 2008, 07:46:00 AM
lol @ milicent - will that be poison darts for the hunter-gatherer in you?

 ;)

 :D

Maybe next weekend... poison darts would be dead handy on public transport.  ;)

I made a 50s retro dress: (the one in the middle - but I've put the hemline just above my knee) http://www.simplicity.com/assets/3673/3673.jpg (http://www.simplicity.com/assets/3673/3673.jpg)
There's darts all the way down the waist and the top is gathered.
 :D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: oogleberry on Jun 06, 2008, 05:22:38 PM
that la means yes or ok in Nepalese  8)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Jun 14, 2008, 03:06:58 AM
The service from BT is rotten
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: MsGarbo on Jun 14, 2008, 06:34:28 PM
That Ms Garbo is not broody. At all. Not whatsoever.
One looks at baby pics, and then nothing. Leaves me cold as ice...

 :( :( :(
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Twinkle_Star on Jun 14, 2008, 06:37:26 PM
Life is far to short, dont hold back!!!
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: theshyone on Jun 15, 2008, 01:48:39 PM
IS NOT TIL U UNDERSTAND THAT LIFES A BITCH THAT YOU CAN ACCEPT IT.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: koshka on Jun 16, 2008, 12:20:05 AM
That in the 17th century, people put carpets on tables, not on the floor.  Floors were covered with rush matting (much cheaper).

(and I also re-learned how much I love the Geffrye Museum  :D)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Jun 20, 2008, 11:51:24 PM
Shopping around pays off !
I have just over paid for an item by over £50    :o
(Too bad I do not enjoy shopping)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: pPod on Jun 20, 2008, 11:53:51 PM
Shopping around pays off !
I have just over paid for an item by over £50    :o
(Too bad I do not enjoy shopping)

Try screenscrapers on www.moneysavingexpert.com eg kelkoo

pPod
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Jun 21, 2008, 02:19:03 PM
Thank you, I shall  ;D



Shopping around pays off !
I have just over paid for an item by over £50    :o
(Too bad I do not enjoy shopping)

Try screenscrapers on www.moneysavingexpert.com eg kelkoo

pPod
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: gg on Jun 27, 2008, 01:52:08 PM
That if you want peace and quiet, don't hang out in Starbucks after 9am.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: nan44 on Jun 27, 2008, 09:27:05 PM
That ou have to keep going, no matter what!
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Martha on Jun 27, 2008, 10:33:16 PM
That if you are emailing something important don't trust hotmail.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Larterlover on Jul 02, 2008, 01:18:28 AM
that some Gbers are nasty but a whole lot are really sweet
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Pollyanna on Jul 02, 2008, 02:42:12 AM
That some people will complain about anything and look for trouble and it is best to just not get involved and let them get on with it.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: lilly on Jul 02, 2008, 03:49:10 PM
That posing on GB and generally surfing t'interweb will not help my concentration when dealing with tax spreadsheets   ::)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: debspa on Jul 02, 2008, 10:58:33 PM
That I have completely lost the ability to deal constructively with confrontation.

Tears and swearing just dont cut it
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: sinewave on Jul 03, 2008, 11:48:37 AM
that i really don't know myself, at all.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: QueerFairy on Jul 03, 2008, 09:56:40 PM
that u can love someone and dislike them all in one go...and that some ppl are just unable to be honest and do the right thing..

I am disapointed.. saddened.. and bereft of feeling
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: millicent on Jul 05, 2008, 05:57:58 PM
Ready made filo pastry is my friend.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Vivame on Jul 06, 2008, 10:07:04 PM
I’ve learned that no matter how you try to protect your children, they will eventually get hurt, and you will hurt in the process.

I’ve learned that you can keep going long after you can’t.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: dinkydykeuk on Jul 06, 2008, 11:26:05 PM
That there's non so blind than those that don't want to see.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: debspa on Jul 06, 2008, 11:37:40 PM
That if you march and prance about all day, the next day your hips and legs ache  ::) :D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: TF on Jul 11, 2008, 04:57:01 AM
That some people will never be happy and will always moan about their life going nowhere fast, even if it is of their own making!

That some can't take a hint even when it's written in big bold letters
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Polar Bear on Jul 11, 2008, 11:09:26 PM
That (in some ways) I will never bl**dy learn  ::)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Jul 16, 2008, 12:02:23 AM
Not knowing what to write in a Birthday card today ( due tomorrow ) ~
I looked online for some famous B/D quotes and found really good ones.
So,  I filled the card up with those and guess what.......... there was no room left for anything else & I did not need to write anything :)

:)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: TF on Jul 21, 2008, 10:26:47 PM
I'm a better person than I used to be....
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Maia on Jul 21, 2008, 10:54:47 PM
Don't worry until you know there's a reason to.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: pure evil on Jul 21, 2008, 11:03:07 PM
(again) that no matter how intense the sexual attraction it doesn't mean the relationship is going to work  :-\
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Jul 27, 2008, 11:33:00 PM
Truth is stranger than fiction.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Jenny Talia on Jul 28, 2008, 01:04:45 AM
That smoking is bad for me...
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Larterlover on Jul 28, 2008, 01:18:15 AM
I learned how to sit on a boiling bus for 2 hrs...
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Aug 04, 2008, 08:28:16 PM
I learned how to sit on a boiling bus for 2 hrs...

I hope you learnt it was best to sit on 1 cheek at a time  ;)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: sk8ter on Aug 19, 2008, 12:51:38 PM
Investment in renewable energy in China is almost level with world leader Germany, as a % of GDP.

China has more renewable capacity than any other country in the world.  By sector, it's first in hydro, third in bioethanol and fifth in wind.

Knowing that will help me sleep better at night.

Except when I remember that China is still consuming huge amounts of fossil fuels.


Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Dinks on Aug 19, 2008, 01:13:24 PM
That I really shouldn't worry about things that I have absolutely no control over.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Larterlover on Aug 19, 2008, 01:29:28 PM
That a polite and well reasoned  refusal can be taken as being nasty :(
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: tiff badhairdo on Aug 19, 2008, 02:38:32 PM
Investment in renewable energy in China is almost level with world leader Germany, as a % of GDP.

China has more renewable capacity than any other country in the world.  By sector, it's first in hydro, third in bioethanol and fifth in wind.

Knowing that will help me sleep better at night.

Except when I remember that China is still consuming huge amounts of fossil fuels.

I have mixed feelings about hydroelectric power... especially with regards to countries like China. For example, the Three Gorges Dam which spans the Yangtze river and threatens to displace well over a million people and government corruption surrounding this with regards to resettlement and financial incentives. There's also the threat to local biodiversity (the Yangtze being home to several endangered species). I dunno. It's preferable to building a huge coal or oil-fired powerstation or *shudder* a nuclear powerstation but I'm still not totally sold on the idea. Maybe if China were more ethically responsible.. *shrug*



Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: tiff badhairdo on Aug 19, 2008, 02:40:04 PM
I have not learned how to quote and respond successfully!  ::)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: sk8ter on Aug 19, 2008, 06:37:28 PM
Investment in renewable energy in China is almost level with world leader Germany, as a % of GDP.

China has more renewable capacity than any other country in the world.  By sector, it's first in hydro, third in bioethanol and fifth in wind.

Knowing that will help me sleep better at night.

Except when I remember that China is still consuming huge amounts of fossil fuels.

I have mixed feelings about hydroelectric power... especially with regards to countries like China. For example, the Three Gorges Dam which spans the Yangtze river and threatens to displace well over a million people and government corruption surrounding this with regards to resettlement and financial incentives. There's also the threat to local biodiversity (the Yangtze being home to several endangered species). I dunno. It's preferable to building a huge coal or oil-fired powerstation or *shudder* a nuclear powerstation but I'm still not totally sold on the idea. Maybe if China were more ethically responsible.. *shrug*




Of course, and no one is saying the impacts you describe are good, or even that they are a necessary evil or such like.

But that is only one part of the energy picture and the renewables picture overall for China.

If only America and Europe had renewables on the agenda to the same extent as China when we went through rapid industrialisation, I think the world would look very different now.

Given China's massive energy consumption and level of development, Im thankful and pleasantly surprised that China has renewables on its list now.

Of course, a massive ramp-up in renewables is needed to bring their overall absolute CO2eq emissions down...but Ive been pleasantly surprised at their target setting in recent years so far.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: pure evil on Aug 25, 2008, 11:11:59 PM
that i've still got a lot to learn...which is not so bad...cos i'm happy to give it a go.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Larterlover on Aug 26, 2008, 12:30:08 AM
not to let anyone close again.. this latest attempt to add people to my life just ended with being shown another experience like before.. :'(
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: SteadyCat on Aug 26, 2008, 03:07:30 AM
that i've still got a lot to learn...which is not so bad...cos i'm happy to give it a go.

*holds book of Something About Everything*  ahem... would you like to borrow my book?   :D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: JuicyCrone on Aug 26, 2008, 12:28:35 PM
that slugs eat cat food and dead mice  :o
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: pure evil on Aug 27, 2008, 12:16:27 AM
that i've still got a lot to learn...which is not so bad...cos i'm happy to give it a go.

*holds book of Something About Everything*  ahem... would you like to borrow my book?   :D

 ;D..... hmmm, i think ive got some particular learning to do at the moment... always seems to be the same old stuff that i have more to learn about.  ::)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Miaow on Aug 27, 2008, 05:56:40 PM



That the trees are changing colour and winter is nearly upon us.

Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: fireinthewater. on Aug 28, 2008, 09:56:27 PM
That my summer placement will actually be formally reviewed by a panel who will consider whether or not they want to offer me a permanent job upon graduation.

...now I really wish I had done more to try and impress the pants out of my boss. Crap.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Rala Rwdins on Aug 28, 2008, 10:26:02 PM
That it never rains but it pours *sigh*
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Tassi on Aug 29, 2008, 06:33:00 AM
If you never give up on a dream, it will eventually come alive :)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: debspa on Aug 29, 2008, 07:04:28 PM
That I can be quite organised. the problem comes with my memory not remembering what I have done, where I have put things etc, whilst I was being organised  :-\
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: makeitreal on Aug 29, 2008, 07:31:24 PM
that slugs eat cat food and dead mice  :o

and fancy beer...
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: sk8ter on Sep 01, 2008, 04:36:55 PM
Cows and cattle are the same thing. The difference between a steer and a bull is that the first one is castrated and the second isnt; although both are adult male cows.  A heifer sounds like a big cow, but its actually the word for a young female cow, until she has her first baby. A yearling is the name for either a male or female young cow between the ages of 1-2 years.

None of that is helping me to unravel the IPCC's methodology for calculating the greenhouse gas emissions from dairy cows and their manure though  :-\

<-- officially stumped....and very very bored.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: oogleberry on Sep 01, 2008, 04:58:05 PM
^ perhaps not focus so much on how they identify and perhaps more on their own gases that they release  ;D

did they mention anything about gay cows? I would have thought a lesbian, vegetarian cow would be very harmful for the environment  ::)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: sk8ter on Sep 01, 2008, 05:05:25 PM
unfortunately, the gases they emit depend on how they are fed, how they live and how their manure is managed....and depending on their identities, these factors vary, soooo identity is everything if you are a bovine  :'(..and then you get sent into all these subcategories of equations for the different identities - energy for lactation, energy for pregnancy, energy for growth blah blah.

gay cows? well, they're only good for *ahem* meat, cause they cant make babies and cant make milk.

Is that good or bad for global warming though? *ponders*

Maybe good, because if they are only for meat, they die sooner, and so get to emit less greenhouse gases over their short life...but, then, maybe bad for the environment, because over their short lifetime, they use 2.7 times more hair products than their straight counterparts  :-X
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: oogleberry on Sep 01, 2008, 05:23:07 PM
Quote
gay cows? well, they're only good for *ahem* meat, cause they cant make babies and cant make milk.
I am sure I've heard of IVF in relation of cows?

Quote
Maybe good, because if they are only for meat, they die sooner, and so get to emit less greenhouse gases over their short life...
I'm liking that perspective

Quote
but, then, maybe bad for the environment, because over their short lifetime, they use 2.7 times more hair products than their straight counterparts  :-X
but seeing as they don't use hair products except for maybe their tongues (natural and organic) as  grooming tools... (maybe I'm confusing cats and cows here  ::)) ... gay cows are good?

SO TODAY I HAVE LEARNT:

that gay cows are good for reducing greenhouse gases.... therefore we should turn them gay  :D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: sk8ter on Sep 01, 2008, 05:31:10 PM
gay cows are good for reducing greenhouse gases.... therefore we should turn them gay  :D

And how are you proposing to do that, oogleberry?  :o

Actually, maybe I dont want to know about your bovine plans...

* Covers eyes with hands and peeks through fingers*

Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: oogleberry on Sep 01, 2008, 05:44:03 PM
And how are you proposing to do that, oogleberry?  :o


remember mad cow disease?

that was my attempt... and failed miserably as the only thing we got from that was posh spice  :-X

*apologies for a crap attempt to be funny*  ::)



Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: sk8ter on Sep 01, 2008, 05:49:00 PM
And how are you proposing to do that, oogleberry?  :o


remember mad cow disease?

that was my attempt... and failed miserably as the only thing we got from that was posh spice  :-X

*apologies for a crap attempt to be funny*  ::)


I should have known you were behind the mad cows.

Most of my attempts at humour (and spelling, and getting any work done, and not drinking caffeine and not seeing double, and...) are failing miserably today...3 hours of sleep last night wasnt enough  :(. Esp after getting only 5 hours on Saturday night and 6 on Friday night *yawn*
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: sk8ter on Sep 01, 2008, 05:53:41 PM
Today I also learned that Im not 22 anymore, and if I get less than 6 hours sleep, I have no hope of focusing mentally at work and, in terms of whipping up some motivation, sugar and caffeine dont even touch the sides if I havent gotten enough sleep in the first place :-\. Bummer.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: oogleberry on Sep 01, 2008, 05:54:26 PM
I have learnt today that sk8ter moans on 3 hour sleep and is not 22 anymore ...
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: sk8ter on Sep 01, 2008, 06:05:02 PM
I have learnt today that oogleberry is a total wind-up merchant  :P


Dear Oooogleberrry

I refer you to the 'lets all be nice to each other, peace love and happiness' thread tra la la la la
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: oogleberry on Sep 01, 2008, 06:19:31 PM
"Defamation is the communication of a statement that makes a false claim, expressly stated or implied to be factual, that may give an individual a negative image."



Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: sk8ter on Sep 01, 2008, 06:45:16 PM
"Defamation is the communication of a statement that makes a false claim, expressly stated or implied to be factual, that may give an individual a negative image."


And your point would be?...
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Old Brock on Sep 01, 2008, 07:27:06 PM
That I still have so much to learn.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: TF on Sep 01, 2008, 07:47:30 PM
That I shouldn't let her treat me like sh*t anymore, 15years of it is long enough....
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: millicent on Sep 01, 2008, 08:00:37 PM
That my cat has grown tired of Hill's Science Plan pouches (beef flavour).
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: oogleberry on Sep 01, 2008, 08:04:31 PM
"Defamation is the communication of a statement that makes a false claim, expressly stated or implied to be factual, that may give an individual a negative image."


And your point would be?...

that I'm not a wind up merchant ... and therefore your statement is false unless of course you meant that I had wind up my-ar**...  ::)

maybe that was your attempt at being humourous but let down by spelling?*

*see your own statement before in this thread
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: matatu on Sep 01, 2008, 11:04:46 PM
That there are lots of hollow words spoken
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Salamander on Sep 01, 2008, 11:09:02 PM
That sometimes I even bore myself.  :-\
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: analyze_this on Sep 01, 2008, 11:37:19 PM
That Mondays are not all bad :)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: skull_bone on Sep 01, 2008, 11:54:55 PM
That Mondays are not all bad :)

You would say that for a bank holiday  :P
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: analyze_this on Sep 02, 2008, 12:17:12 AM
That Mondays are not all bad :)

You would say that for a bank holiday  :P

Well of course but that was last week :P
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Larterlover on Sep 02, 2008, 01:04:11 AM
That that film took 2 hours I am not getting back
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: dvo on Sep 02, 2008, 01:07:07 AM
That that film took 2 hours I am not getting back
Did someone tell you the ending? ;)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Larterlover on Sep 02, 2008, 01:09:17 AM
nah was just shite... LOL
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: JuicyCrone on Sep 02, 2008, 12:59:33 PM
That if you want to avoid catching the Bubonic plague you should wear a spider in a walnut shell on a string around your neck  :)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Nice Guy Eddie on Sep 02, 2008, 01:03:55 PM
No price is too high for education....even if it is costing double what you first thought  ::)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: sk8ter on Sep 02, 2008, 02:40:11 PM
"Defamation is the communication of a statement that makes a false claim, expressly stated or implied to be factual, that may give an individual a negative image."


And your point would be?...

that I'm not a wind up merchant ... and therefore your statement is false unless of course you meant that I had wind up my-ar**...  ::)


So sue me  ;)  :-*

*throws around peace love and happiness tra la la la peace peace happy happy la la*
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: oogleberry on Sep 04, 2008, 11:23:18 AM
"Defamation is the communication of a statement that makes a false claim, expressly stated or implied to be factual, that may give an individual a negative image."


And your point would be?...

that I'm not a wind up merchant ... and therefore your statement is false unless of course you meant that I had wind up my-ar**...  ::)


So sue me  ;)  :-*

*throws around peace love and happiness tra la la la peace peace happy happy la la*

*gets hit on the head with peace love and happiness... ouch*

<---- today I learnt that PLH landing on your head hurts  ::)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: g37 on Sep 07, 2008, 05:32:15 PM
That I'm too much of a soppy romantic git, and I'm gonna have to change if I don't want to keep on getting hurt.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Salamander on Sep 09, 2008, 06:12:55 AM
That it can happen to the best of us and it really truly *isn't* personal.

That it's not that I couldn't hack it but nobody would tell me.

That it was just a business decision based on priorities that have nothing to do with me.

That I will not let myself become bitter like he has done, and in that bitterness, getting himself stuck, doing the wrong thing, left forever regretting not seizing the day while he could.

That I can still cut the mustard, any which way you want it.

A bl**dy good day for the learning.  :)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Brighteyes on Sep 09, 2008, 06:29:27 PM
That I don't strongly dislike Abba after all ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: The Count on Sep 13, 2008, 05:37:25 PM
That there's a mirror outside the bathroom. 

And a cat in the towel drawer.

And time to get sorted out now the dissertation's handed in.

And that Gingerbeer is still here.

 ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: tiff badhairdo on Sep 14, 2008, 12:42:10 AM
It is no good shouldering guilt when you have nothing to feel guilty about. It isn't very constructive.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: QueerFairy on Sep 14, 2008, 01:26:50 PM
I learnt that for some stoopid reason ppl still think that ignoring a situation and making excuses, cos they dont want to hurt ur feelings, is better than being honest and just saying.. im not in the right place right now!..

Cos i can tell ya.. its obvious ur lying about things when ya do this.. and it makes the person ur lying to doubt lots of things about themselves.. which is hirtful in itself.. so basically ur hurting them anyway!!.. so just be honest.. and u might find they are ok with it.. rather than letting them get pissed off.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Polar Bear on Sep 14, 2008, 08:36:37 PM
that it's worthwhile carefully reading the packaging before blithely chucking a microwave ready-meal into the oven
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Nice Guy Eddie on Sep 16, 2008, 04:49:10 PM
Having just read an article written by a man who was sentanced to 66 years in the Bangkok Hilton and spent 5 years there, I have learnt that it's really not a nice place to be in. *shudder*
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Salamander on Sep 16, 2008, 07:38:51 PM
Some people apparently think it's funny to be rude.

and

I don't like it much if I catch myself being one of them.



Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: pure evil on Sep 16, 2008, 07:58:58 PM
that sometimes its good to completely ignore what others have to say.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Monsieur Croque on Sep 16, 2008, 08:09:32 PM
Never divulge too much information that you might otherwise be embarassed about if they found evidence  :-[ :-[  ::)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Buccaneer Butch on Sep 16, 2008, 08:15:12 PM
I learned what Plantar Fasciitis is.  Unfortunately, I learned through being diagnosed with it.   ::)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: skull_bone on Sep 16, 2008, 08:33:13 PM
that sometimes its good to completely ignore what others have to say.

So that's why you never speak to me!  I know why now  ;)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Salamander on Sep 17, 2008, 02:35:09 AM
I learned what Plantar Fasciitis is.  Unfortunately, I learned through being diagnosed with it.   ::)

My sympathies. It does become manageable in the end, though.  :)

<<< fellow sufferer
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Buccaneer Butch on Sep 17, 2008, 08:56:25 AM
I learned what Plantar Fasciitis is.  Unfortunately, I learned through being diagnosed with it.   ::)

My sympathies. It does become manageable in the end, though.  :)

<<< fellow sufferer

My sympathies back, Sal! Good to know it's tameable!  :)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Queen on Sep 19, 2008, 04:15:48 PM

Ouch.  (((Buccaneer)))
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Nix143 on Sep 19, 2008, 05:12:44 PM
That you can be happy in a situation that you would have rejected prior to having experience of it. Really happy.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: adarajames on Sep 20, 2008, 10:59:52 PM
I learned what Plantar Fasciitis is.  Unfortunately, I learned through being diagnosed with it.   ::)

My sympathies. It does become manageable in the end, though.  :)

<<< fellow sufferer

My sympathies back, Sal! Good to know it's tameable!  :)

Reflexology can help  :)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Sep 27, 2008, 10:44:32 PM
I don't know what I have done to deserve them but...........
That I am really truly lucky and blessed to have the friends I have.

:) 
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: TF on Oct 01, 2008, 11:19:12 AM
Not to build my hopes up....
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Oct 18, 2008, 01:31:32 AM
That in Cleveland, Ohio it is illegal to kill mice without a hunting license!   

:o
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: miss as in miss on Oct 18, 2008, 10:11:18 PM
that you always need to pay a price to get involved with someone
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: mobius XIII on Oct 20, 2008, 10:54:19 PM
How to embed IF statements with Lookup tables to return grades. I'm so proud of myself!! :D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Nov 05, 2008, 10:19:00 PM
That America has taken a giant step in the right direction.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: debspa on Nov 05, 2008, 10:47:05 PM
How to embed IF statements with Lookup tables to return grades. I'm so proud of myself!! :D

I'd be proud of myself just to know what that  ^  means   ???  ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: tweety on Nov 05, 2008, 10:47:42 PM
you are a crappy leader!
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Salamander on Nov 06, 2008, 04:09:57 PM
How to embed IF statements with Lookup tables to return grades. I'm so proud of myself!! :D

I'd be proud of myself just to know what that  ^  means   ???  ;D

LMAO! I'm with you, debspa! Go, mobius!  :D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: baby dyke on Nov 06, 2008, 08:14:51 PM
that friends are really kinda bullies sometimes
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: TheGreatBrainRobbery on Nov 06, 2008, 10:11:58 PM
that I may have a thing for blondes...who wear glasses. Maybe it's a phase? Hmm.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: tweety on Nov 06, 2008, 10:33:14 PM
sometimes things are really bad. maybe one should not think about how bad they are.
ultimately, who cares?
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Salamander on Nov 10, 2008, 04:24:54 PM
That I am not my disability. That when pain prevents me from functioning on some days, that lack of function is the effect of my disability, and it is not me being an unreliable person who could do better if I tried harder.

That I am fortunate in having a very wise therapist.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Nix143 on Nov 10, 2008, 04:29:59 PM
((((((Sal)))))))


That it is always worth asking, you never know what might happen. And not to be scared to take up the space I am due, I need to stop making myself small in situations where I should be big.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: debspa on Nov 10, 2008, 06:42:57 PM
That gardening in the rain is not all it's cracked up to be  :-\
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Salamander on Nov 11, 2008, 03:50:37 PM
That gardening in the rain is not all it's cracked up to be  :-\

There are people who reckon it's fun? I cannot imagine that. I hope you got a cup of something warm and comforting when you finished, debspa.  :-\
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: purelybyaccident on Nov 11, 2008, 03:55:50 PM
That gardening in the rain is not all it's cracked up to be  :-\

When I worked in a large Cemetery, I really loved being out there in the rain, it was always so peaceful. Mind you, my colleagues thought I was a bit mad.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Nice Guy Eddie on Nov 11, 2008, 04:03:26 PM
That it's awful talking to a recently bereaved mother  :(
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: debspa on Nov 11, 2008, 08:28:02 PM
Still on the gardening malarky.- Organising my time more efficientll would eradicate the need to finish the day gardening in braille !
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Nov 15, 2008, 04:42:32 PM
Driving on the other side of the road is not as scary as I thought it would be. ::)
I just follow traffic on my 2 wheels and hope .......   :P     ::)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: elloluv72 on Nov 15, 2008, 06:37:36 PM
My third tattoo made my eyes water considerably more than the first two..... ;)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Cabbage on Nov 16, 2008, 02:33:53 AM
That my dad has hidden the truth from me, but then again, my mother has hidden the truth from my dad.   Am I the only one in my family who speaks the truth   ::)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: petra on Nov 16, 2008, 05:04:45 AM
<Lightin'up the fireplace is an Art.> my sister, almost 16, smuggly told me today. :-\










This girl is scary, sometimes. Or perhaps it's just me, not sleeping enough.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Ratty on Nov 16, 2008, 07:51:45 AM
That Laurent Nkunda is an evangelical christian
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Chez on Nov 16, 2008, 11:48:56 AM
That love is no smooth ride!  :'(
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Queen on Nov 16, 2008, 12:17:08 PM
That Laurent Nkunda is an evangelical christian

Goodness. He doesnt behave much like one.

Or maybe he does.  :-\ 
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: The Count on Nov 17, 2008, 08:32:03 PM
that life comes in bucketfuls
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: gg on Nov 17, 2008, 08:38:23 PM
That your powers can sometimes fail you.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: gg on Nov 18, 2008, 05:13:13 PM
That your powers can sometimes fail you.

Or maybe not!
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: JuicyCrone on Nov 19, 2008, 01:09:30 PM
That I really don't need a chocolate biscuit with my coffee  ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Nice Guy Eddie on Nov 19, 2008, 01:27:11 PM
Just accept the things I cannot change.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Dec 16, 2008, 06:52:06 PM
Postage charges can outstrip the value of a gift :o
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: kate b on Dec 17, 2008, 12:56:04 AM
That if you think you can smell poo in your room, this means that there is poo in your room. Somewhere.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: dvo on Dec 17, 2008, 01:00:03 AM
That if you think you can smell poo in your room, this means that there is poo in your room. Somewhere.
Yes, *does the Rosie sage nodding thing* this is one of those absolute truths.

(http://207.199.174.56/img/jnaKrbmkFe_you-there-you-sir-smell-of-poo.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Queen on Dec 17, 2008, 01:24:50 AM

That in Argentina, bicarb of soda is not to be found among the baking ingredients in a grocery, but has to be bought in the farmacy.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Lemons on Dec 17, 2008, 11:20:22 AM
That I don't have to phone my (mechanic) brother in-law to fix everything.

<<<< proudly fixed windscreen wipers myself  ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Queen on Dec 22, 2008, 01:42:41 AM

Christopher Lee has webbed feet. (Roger Moore just said so on Radio 4.)

(I'm almost sure he did. Unless I dreamt it?)

Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: debspa on Dec 22, 2008, 04:16:20 PM

Christopher Lee has webbed feet. (Roger Moore just said so on Radio 4.)

(I'm almost sure he did. Unless I dreamt it?)



so do I  :D    ( well a couple of toes on each foot anyway )
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: tweety on Dec 25, 2008, 04:08:02 PM
that I have a very soft spot for someone.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Rala Rwdins on Dec 25, 2008, 11:04:45 PM
That edible glitter is poorly absorbed by the body so...  :-X
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Queen on Dec 26, 2008, 12:44:07 AM
That edible glitter is poorly absorbed by the body so...  :-X

Now, see, that's applied science, that is. :D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Jan 18, 2009, 01:33:19 AM
Ageing would be a breeze if only the knees would cooperate   :(
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Lisa13 on Feb 02, 2009, 12:42:01 AM
That redwings live in Haringay this time of year. About a film called Torch song trilogy and that there's a choir in Islington.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: La Treadwell on Feb 03, 2009, 11:58:18 AM
That I now need to stop boasting that I never get ill. I appear to be on the verge of another cold or flu. Five years no illness, now twice in a month.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: hummingbird on Feb 03, 2009, 04:13:39 PM
That Gay men are not allowed to give blood. Shocking >:(
That Bounty killer a rap singer promotes the killing of gays and is allowed to get away with it. Also shocking. >:(
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Nix143 on Feb 03, 2009, 04:28:45 PM
That someone can scrape your wheel arch and take the paint off and no matter how much you protest your innocence no one in the office will believe that it wasn't you doing some dodgy reversing.  >:(
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: antonial'orso on Feb 03, 2009, 09:06:23 PM
...that there are so may boring things that need to be done to get somewhere better...hopefully... :P
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: outoforder on Feb 03, 2009, 09:15:15 PM
that im actually ok really - a good person really :D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: goat on Feb 04, 2009, 02:23:44 AM
That I should stop being so stubborn.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: t0e on Feb 04, 2009, 11:23:15 PM
TRUST NO ONE NOT EVEN FAMILY, EVENTUALLY THEY ALL SCREW YOU OVER :'(
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Princess Bexy ® on Feb 05, 2009, 02:05:51 AM
TRUST NO ONE NOT EVEN FAMILY, EVENTUALLY THEY ALL SCREW YOU OVER :'(

Whats happened babe?
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: maybee on Feb 08, 2009, 04:07:44 PM
I learnt that if you sit in the cold for long enough you start to feel warm  :P
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: sinusoid on Feb 08, 2009, 05:09:37 PM
that i need to get on with it and stop faffing around.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: lescot on Feb 08, 2009, 08:49:49 PM
TRUST NO ONE NOT EVEN FAMILY, EVENTUALLY THEY ALL SCREW YOU OVER :'(
Some members of some people's families 'screw you over' sometimes.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Smuterella on Feb 09, 2009, 03:59:36 PM
that I can be convinced that I want something one minute but change my mind the next, and that its a really annoying trait
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: gg on Feb 09, 2009, 04:56:20 PM
I've learnt (well, I already knew it really) that I have some really lovely people in my life.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: gg on Feb 09, 2009, 04:59:24 PM
I also learnt today my bloody BMI is too high!  *outrage*
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: JuicyCrone on Feb 10, 2009, 09:52:03 AM
That "adverse weather conditions" bring out the best in me  :)  feeling a bit proud cos one of my colleagues described me as "stoic"
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: ~AL~ on Feb 10, 2009, 11:55:23 AM
that my mum worries about me.....call just after 9am, 'are you okay'   :)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: teacup on Feb 10, 2009, 10:07:19 PM
I'm truly rubbish with finances at the moment.  I'm not particularly human when it comes to emotions.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: t0e on Feb 10, 2009, 10:16:42 PM
TRUST NO ONE NOT EVEN FAMILY, EVENTUALLY THEY ALL SCREW YOU OVER :'(
Some members of some people's families 'screw you over' sometimes.

including my own, thanks hun
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: t0e on Feb 10, 2009, 10:18:32 PM
that ill always be bottom of the pile even under the dog
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: antonial'orso on Feb 10, 2009, 10:28:02 PM
...that there are some people i can't really say no to... :-[
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Jet on Feb 10, 2009, 10:37:41 PM
I also learnt today my bloody BMI is too high!  *outrage*

According to WOT  >:(
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: nicegirl on Feb 12, 2009, 12:29:39 AM
I have learned that there are two types of people:

Those who need to control their partners whilst they are all over the place themselves

And those who are in total control of their own emotions whilst really laid back about other people.

Another four-daiquiri philosophy.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: coal on Feb 12, 2009, 12:11:00 PM
that jealousy is a very hard thing to control
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Fenrir on Feb 13, 2009, 10:10:18 PM
that it's really easy to make a hideous looking webpage  :D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Feb 20, 2009, 05:27:59 PM
'Two sexes 'sin in different ways'

So says the Roman Catholic Church    :o)     :o)
( Sorry this is long winded  - is that a 'deadly sin ?  )


Two sexes 'sin in different ways'
A confessional box in St Peters, Rome, 23 August, 2007
Italian confession boxes have been used less in recent years

Women are prouder than men, but men are more lustful, according to a Vatican report which states that the two sexes sin differently.

A Catholic survey found that the most common sin for women was pride, while for men, the urge for food was only surpassed by the urge for sex.

The report was based on a study of confessions carried out by Fr Roberto Busa, a 95-year-old Jesuit scholar.

The Pope's personal theologian backed up the report in the Vatican newspaper.

"Men and women sin in different ways," Msgr Wojciech Giertych, theologian to the papal household, wrote in L'Osservatore Romano.

"When you look at vices from the point of view of the difficulties they create you find that men experiment in a different way from women."

Msgr Giertych said the most difficult sin for men to face was lust, followed by gluttony, sloth, anger, pride, envy and greed.

For women, the most dangerous sins were pride, envy, anger, lust, and sloth, he added.

Secretive department

Catholics are supposed to confess their sins to a priest at least once a year. The priest absolves them in God's name.
   
THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS
Men
1. Lust 2. Gluttony 3. Sloth
4. Anger 5. Pride 6. Envy 7. Greed
Women
1. Pride 2. Envy 3. Anger 4. Lust
5. Gluttony 6. Avarice 7. Sloth

The Catechism of the Catholic Church states that "immediately after death the souls of those who die in a state of mortal sin descend into Hell".

Traditionally, the seven deadly sins were considered: pride, envy, gluttony, lust, anger, greed and sloth.

The Apostolic Penitentiary, one of the Vatican's most secretive departments, which fixes the punishments and indulgences handed down to sinners, last year updated its list of deadly sins to include more modern ones.

The revised list included seven modern sins it said were becoming prevalent during an era of "unstoppable globalisation".

These included: genetic modification, experiments on the person, environmental pollution, taking or selling illegal drugs, social injustice, causing poverty and financial greed.

The report came amid Vatican concerns about the declining rate of confessions.

A recent survey of Catholics found nearly a third no longer considered confession necessary, while one in 10 considered the process an obstacle to their dialogue with God.

Pope Benedict, who reportedly confesses his sins once a week, last year issued his own voice of disquiet on the subject.

"We are losing the notion of sin," he said. "If people do not confess regularly, they risk slowing their spiritual rhythm."
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: T... on Feb 20, 2009, 10:16:46 PM
That good things do happen to good people
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: debspa on Feb 21, 2009, 01:09:38 AM
That having a tattoo isn't as painful as I thought it would be
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: nicegirl on Feb 21, 2009, 03:04:19 AM
I have learned that there is a reason for everything. Life is not an accident. You receive what you give.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Lemons on Feb 21, 2009, 06:00:18 AM
That analysing yourself opens a big hole that can be so confusing  :-\
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: elsietanner on Feb 21, 2009, 06:18:47 AM
Misunderstandings happen so easily
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Tommy Atkins on Mar 11, 2009, 12:40:15 AM
That i am cleverer than i thought.  8)
Disaster averted.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Ivy on Mar 13, 2009, 09:04:14 PM
That I cannot fool myself.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: debspa on Mar 13, 2009, 11:08:17 PM
that wherever I go I can't leave me behind  :-\
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: laughingbuddha on Mar 15, 2009, 01:12:44 PM
That good things don't always happen to good people.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Mar 16, 2009, 01:26:41 AM
A sunny day spent by the sea side is hard to beat  :)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Elephant on Mar 16, 2009, 03:13:16 AM
That my gaydar has indeed been right these past three years...
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: freespirit on Mar 17, 2009, 12:33:49 AM
no pain. no gain........love you babe xx
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Vince on Mar 18, 2009, 12:25:30 AM
That a belief in oneself is the best solution to feeling a bit shitty.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: whizgurl on Mar 18, 2009, 05:26:59 PM
Ooh Vince I think that's brilliant


I have learned today that no matter what I do, everything goes wrong. RESULT!
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: super sonic gin and tonic on Mar 18, 2009, 05:57:38 PM
That extracting redundancy pay from employers is like getting blood from a stone.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: betterthanaverage on Mar 18, 2009, 06:18:11 PM
I can't everyone so it's time to look after number one.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: pure evil on Mar 21, 2009, 03:19:09 PM
boundaries, boundaries, boundaries....politely and firmly stated. that it feels better to deal with the fall out from reminding people where i stand than the mess that can result in not doing so.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: elsietanner on Mar 21, 2009, 06:56:15 PM
stay away from manipulative people  >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: outoforder on Mar 21, 2009, 07:02:59 PM
contradictions abound in my head - i rather think its a case of seeing a big picture than sitting on the fence - for today anyway
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Mar 22, 2009, 09:46:06 PM
How time flies...........      :o :o :o

(I left America 3 years ago today.)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Cheeky Mare on Mar 22, 2009, 10:46:02 PM
I'd probably feel more fulfilled if I gave myself credit for my achievements.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: elsietanner on Mar 23, 2009, 12:04:27 AM
To let go
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: g37 on Mar 25, 2009, 06:23:23 PM
That's it's okay to cry every now and then.  It certainly helps with all those pent-up feelings inside.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: animalnitrate on Mar 25, 2009, 07:14:36 PM
Not something I learnt so much as something I was reminded of .. My headteacher read this in assembly once at primary school and today I was inspired to google it and reread it again :


All I Need To Know, I Learnt In Kindergarten - Robert Fulgham

Most of what I really need to know about how to live, and what to do, and how to be, I learned in Kindergarten. Wisdom was not at the top of the graduate school mountain, but there in the sandbox at nursery school. These are the things I learned.

Share everything. Play fair. Don’t hit people. Put things back where you found them. Clean up your own mess. Don’t take things that aren’t yours. Say sorry when you hurt somebody. Wash your hands before you eat. Flush. Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you. Learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.

Take a nap every afternoon. When you go out into the world, watch for traffic, hold hands, and stick together. Be aware of wonder. Remember the little seed in the plastic cup? The roots go down and the plant goes up and nobody really knows how or why, but we are all like that. Goldfish and hamsters and white mice and even the little seed in the plastic cup - they all die. So do we.

And then remember the book about Dick and Jane and the first word you learned, the biggest word of all: LOOK. Everything you need to know is in there somewhere. The Golden Rule and love and basic sanitation. Ecology and politics and sane living. Think of what a better world it would be if we all - the whole world had cookies and milk about 3 o’clock every afternoon and then lay down with our blankets for a nap. Or if we had a basic policy in our nation and other nations to always put things back where we found them and cleaned up our own messes. And it is still true, no matter how old you are, when you go out into the world, it is best to hold hands and stick together.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: outoforder on Mar 25, 2009, 07:50:12 PM
that my self esteem has probably risen a great deal in the last year
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: debspa on Mar 25, 2009, 08:32:52 PM
that I'm rather a disappointment to myself.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: maybee on Mar 25, 2009, 09:10:03 PM
that a very hot bath cures a lot of things...
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: g37 on Mar 26, 2009, 09:45:52 AM
That not thinking so much and just *doing* can have wonderful results.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Ivy on Mar 29, 2009, 10:03:34 PM
That it's only in hindsight that you realise how much you felt, and why. And that others make so much more of an effort with others, so the fault must lie with me. My introversy is my downfall.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: elsietanner on Mar 30, 2009, 02:35:48 AM
That I remember much more than I thought I had :)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Rala Rwdins on Mar 30, 2009, 10:02:33 AM
That Gerry is a nice bloke and will wait if he can.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Apr 21, 2009, 08:49:33 PM
Doing without the internet for almost 4 weeks - thank you BT
was not as hard as I thought it would be :)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Cabbage on Apr 22, 2009, 01:01:13 AM
That is is easier just to go along with things, than to try and prove otherwise
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Shaun on Apr 22, 2009, 01:10:54 AM
That I should be less insecure where i stand in a relationship and think of myself a bit more
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: valerie on Apr 22, 2009, 11:07:12 PM
i learned that when the satiety center of the hypothalmus area of the brain is stimulated, we are hungry
valerie
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on May 02, 2009, 11:06:16 AM
I'm not the only one who thought the headmistress of the boarding house was a nasty nice of work.
 :-X
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: elsietanner on May 03, 2009, 12:06:37 PM
If you nag them enough they'll give in in the end :)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Salamander on May 03, 2009, 11:35:27 PM
^ Also Sal's approach to domestic bliss!  ;)

I have learned today a whole bunch of stuff I didn't know that I needed to know. Those are the best discoveries to make.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: GentleWhisper on May 04, 2009, 08:35:34 PM
That "talking about the weather" is vastly underrated.
The weather is amazing! The things it can do; the sheer strength of it; our complete inability to control it; the beauty of it.

Watching it change during the day and how it affects me; being aware when time allows as to what it's doing around the World - floods in areas of Australia and the like.

I like that I now know something that has always been - that the weather is fascinating and it costs me nothing to stop for a moment and contemplate it; admire it and simply be aware of it.

It's a nice way to chill out for a moment.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Dreamy on May 04, 2009, 08:40:39 PM
That really realizing that sad decisions, can make you feel good, if you know that is the best, especially if you think for someones best of interest too.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: hey on May 04, 2009, 10:30:33 PM
That it's fun to learn even though we may feel stupid sometimes! :-\
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: hey on May 04, 2009, 10:41:03 PM
That my sons teach me more than I could ever teach them; about love, laughter and tolerance of smelly feet and armpits! :D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Fox on May 05, 2009, 12:24:29 AM
That it's fun to learn even though we may feel stupid sometimes! :-\
feel stoopid, but are not stoopid  :D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Ivy on May 06, 2009, 03:23:51 PM
I just learned that my mum's sister has also been diagnosed with breastcancer. She's now the fifth woman in my family to get it.  :'( :'(
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Jet on May 07, 2009, 11:58:16 AM
I just learned that my mum's sister has also been diagnosed with breastcancer. She's now the fifth woman in my family to get it.  :'( :'(

*squeezey virtual hug*

Sorry to hear it, Ivy. Hope she gets through it.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Guineapig on May 07, 2009, 12:04:44 PM
To say no. To not feel intimidated or bullied into moving into a pose I didn't feel connected to.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on May 09, 2009, 11:36:59 AM
Not so much just learnt more of a reminder:

real love never dies even if circumstances do.  ::) :-*
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Queen on May 09, 2009, 10:03:49 PM

They had writing in the Stone Age. And drains. And no weapons. Seriously impressive.


Rome just had better PR.  ::)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: valerie on May 10, 2009, 04:25:09 PM
i leraned that i could wirte 20 posts without hesitation...and that I can contemplate on what Auburn57 said about real love never dying even if the circumstances do, for the next few days...
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: super sonic gin and tonic on May 10, 2009, 05:35:05 PM
That I shouldn't always trust my take on what someone thinks of me. I have been pleasantly surprised three times today.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: valerie on May 14, 2009, 10:52:48 PM
I learned that Ivan the Terrible traced, or orchestrated a trace, back to  Caesar. Thus, the derivation of CZAR!!!!
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Guineapig on May 14, 2009, 10:57:33 PM
That lesbian yoga students are adorable - cos' they get all flustered when I touch them  ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: musca on May 15, 2009, 11:26:49 AM
I learned that Alexander's mother, Olympia, was a shocker.  She went to lots of orgies and liked having sex with her snake and she was a murderous monster who made her son watch the lot.

Which you don't have to be Freud to realise explains a lot. 

Yes, PQ, they had better PR, and rock and roll-type attention seekers too.  I think I like the sound of the stone age drain-makers more.

Oh, and I learned that the routine we used to do has been done again!  At the Bird Club last night.  Except theirs was much, much better.  Way more polished.  We were so inept.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: purelybyaccident on May 20, 2009, 08:10:36 PM
That in a starting hand (poker) with an ace and king, is often called Anna Kournikova, looks good but never wins anything.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: valerie on May 20, 2009, 11:19:09 PM
The word "crunk" which is a portmanteau of crazy & drunk, among other things.

I believe Lewis Carroll may have initaiated the portmanteau with words such as "snark"=snail/shark. However,since the word looks French, the origins could be in the french  language.
    An 18 year old taught me this word
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Salamander on May 21, 2009, 03:11:41 AM
There's still some juice left in the engine.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: musca on May 21, 2009, 06:40:36 PM
That if I don't get enough light I don't feel right.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: [Inventive name here] on May 21, 2009, 09:07:03 PM
That I need people around me at all times or, no matter how busy I'm keeping myself, I'll feel miserable. :-\
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Queen on May 21, 2009, 10:34:43 PM

That when I hit a difficult patch and I havent got the right words, just to keep writing until I'm on the other side and can contionue writing well; I'l be able to go back & fix the awkward patch later.
So much more safisfying (and productive) than hang around the edge of the awkward patch until Ive got the right words.



Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Jun 13, 2009, 10:16:32 PM
To remember there are Urtica dioica over here.   :(  :(

(stinging nettles)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Justice on Jun 13, 2009, 10:17:34 PM
That  often, it doesnt matter how much i want soemthing, it isnt going to happen and i can live with that.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: elsietanner on Jun 14, 2009, 12:18:51 AM
I can't do what I use to do and I just have to accept it
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Salamander on Jun 14, 2009, 07:51:54 PM
I can't do what I use to do and I just have to accept it

I don't think that's something we ever learn completely.  :-\

((((((Elsietanner))))))
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: elsietanner on Jun 14, 2009, 08:00:46 PM
^ thanks sal x
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Guineapig on Jun 14, 2009, 08:11:36 PM
How to put a macron on using the shortcut on my mac keyboard.

Āā

^see

 ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: elsi on Jun 14, 2009, 08:52:28 PM
That no matter how sorted you think you are, there is always going to be something that will bite you on the ass and burst your bubble.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: snowdrop on Jun 14, 2009, 09:11:21 PM
How to put a macron on using the shortcut on my mac keyboard.

Āā

^see

 ;D

I want to know how you put an (acute?) onto lame, to make it lamé please?
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Guineapig on Jun 14, 2009, 09:36:16 PM
Lame becomes Lamé
 ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Queen on Jun 14, 2009, 11:42:39 PM
I want to know how you put an (acute?) onto lame, to make it lamé please?

On a PC, hold down the "Alt" key & press 130 on the keyboard. (On the right-hand side of the keyboard, not the numbers in a line along the top of it.)
On a Mac, no idea, but you might want to search-engine "ASCII Mac keyboard" or something like that.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: snowdrop on Jun 15, 2009, 12:16:09 AM
Lame becomes Lamé
 ;D

Any lame items are quickly un-lamed when laméd.

I want to know how you put an (acute?) onto lame, to make it lamé please?

On a PC, hold down the "Alt" key & press 130 on the keyboard. (On the right-hand side of the keyboard, not the numbers in a line along the top of it.)
On a Mac, no idea, but you might want to search-engine "ASCII Mac keyboard" or something like that.

It's the alt and "E". It was fun finding out!
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: devious deva 2 on Jun 15, 2009, 09:30:18 PM
Ikea bags are rain proof, hail proof and slightly see-through when worn over your face.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: elsietanner on Jun 15, 2009, 10:08:52 PM
Ikea bags are rain proof, hail proof and slightly see-through when worn over your face.

can just picture you walking down the street with an ikea bag over your head  :D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: devious deva 2 on Jun 15, 2009, 10:18:25 PM
Ikea bags are rain proof, hail proof and slightly see-through when worn over your face.

can just picture you walking down the street with an ikea bag over your head  :D

I was wearing crocs with hails sized holes too  :-[ all the cowards crowded in the checkout area watched me through the glass as I modelled the latest Ikea storm wear.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Monsieur Croque on Jun 15, 2009, 10:27:42 PM
I learnt that crunch nut clusters with chocolate pieces and without milk are rather scrummy.  I've also learnt that my appetite for rubbish food is on the increase..... ::)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Tommy Atkins on Jun 22, 2009, 01:03:15 PM
Some people just don't change do they? learned behaviour ..it's like watching car crash tv over and over and over again ..  ::)

Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Bluebear on Jun 22, 2009, 02:06:54 PM
I didn't realise that pre 1961 suicide was illegal.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: CC101 on Jun 22, 2009, 09:27:52 PM
No matter how much money I make, it will never be enough to stop relying on other people and gain a complete independence...
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Maverick on Jul 02, 2009, 01:10:54 AM
Sometimes you have to bend the rules to get what you want.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Queen on Jul 02, 2009, 02:39:16 AM

That in Ancient Rome, lupa (she-wolf) was a slang term for a prostitute.
Which suddenly makes a lot more sense of that story about Romulus & Remus.

Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: ssg on Jul 02, 2009, 02:41:00 AM

That in Ancient Rome, lupa (she-wolf) was a slang term for a prostitute.
Which suddenly makes a lot more sense of that story about Romulus & Remus.



Huh.  Huh.  

What did I learn today?  That ^.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Justice on Jul 02, 2009, 05:55:32 AM
That Robinson Crusoe was a bit of a div really! ::)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: alsoran on Jul 02, 2009, 02:56:28 PM

That in Ancient Rome, lupa (she-wolf) was a slang term for a prostitute.
Which suddenly makes a lot more sense of that story about Romulus & Remus.



Huh.  Huh.  

What did I learn today?  That ^.

How did i never put those two facts together.  Idiot.

Or maybe I just liked the romance...   ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Queen on Jul 02, 2009, 08:42:46 PM
Or maybe I just liked the romance...   ;D

:D ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: elsietanner © on Jul 02, 2009, 08:43:53 PM
Snakes in the grass
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Sorted. on Jul 02, 2009, 09:08:09 PM
that there's a law in Alaska that states you can't look at a moose from an aeroplane!
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Lust for Life on Jul 03, 2009, 10:22:35 AM

That in Ancient Rome, lupa (she-wolf) was a slang term for a prostitute.
Which suddenly makes a lot more sense of that story about Romulus & Remus.



 ;D    This is really funny, thank you!
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Lust for Life on Jul 03, 2009, 10:24:16 AM
and today I learned that flight stress can start at 6 am for a 6pm flight with difficult jet :-\
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Queen on Jul 03, 2009, 04:09:55 PM

Lion poo and/or human hair keep rutting deer off your lawn.

(They just said so on Gardener's Question Time. Unless I hallucinated it.)



Oh, and I have another one. Caesar means "curly". It was his nickname to tell him apart from all the other Gaius Juliuses (or Gaii Julii, if you prefer).
So it's the Roman equivalent of Evans the Post or Jones the Fish.  :D

Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: scintilla on Jul 04, 2009, 01:35:40 AM

Oh, and I have another one. Caesar means "curly". It was his nickname to tell him apart from all the other Gaius Juliuses (or Gaii Julii, if you prefer).
So it's the Roman equivalent of Evans the Post or Jones the Fish.  :D


ah, that's the hair connection! Halley's comet was called something like "caesaratus" - "the hairy star" - because of its tail. And because of the 'caesar' link, it was associated with kingship: when it appeared, a king was supposed to die. This is why its appearance in 1066 scared the bejesus out of everybody and prompted William of Normandy to invade England. He saw it as a sign that his bid for the throne would be successful.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: scarlette on Jul 04, 2009, 01:09:21 PM
India is the only country with a Bill of Rights for cows  :)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: elsietanner © on Jul 04, 2009, 06:25:04 PM
That lager doesn't taste too bad
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Queen on Jul 04, 2009, 08:07:31 PM

Oh, and I have another one. Caesar means "curly". It was his nickname to tell him apart from all the other Gaius Juliuses (or Gaii Julii, if you prefer).
So it's the Roman equivalent of Evans the Post or Jones the Fish.  :D


ah, that's the hair connection! Halley's comet was called something like "caesaratus" - "the hairy star" - because of its tail. And because of the 'caesar' link, it was associated with kingship: when it appeared, a king was supposed to die. This is why its appearance in 1066 scared the bejesus out of everybody and prompted William of Normandy to invade England. He saw it as a sign that his bid for the throne would be successful.

Well, well, well. The long arm of Gaius Julius. So if auld Bill the Bastard hadnt been superstitious, he'd not have come across? Isnt history the maddest thing?
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: musca on Jul 05, 2009, 08:29:06 AM
^ I learned all the things above and that some entertainments are a load of old cock. 
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: elsietanner © on Jul 05, 2009, 01:58:49 PM
Some people NEVER change
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Sorted. on Jul 07, 2009, 09:23:14 PM
That I've got some awesome mates!  (knew it already but it's cool to be reminded ;)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Jul 08, 2009, 09:32:56 PM
I despise mean spirited people.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: musca on Jul 08, 2009, 09:45:07 PM
I learned that Natalie Imbruglia is Prince Harry's girlfriend.  Because I'm highbrow like that.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Lucy Eve on Jul 09, 2009, 01:53:22 AM
I learnt that my stalker is too good at her job!
& she'll probably read this!
*bites her*  :P
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Salamander on Jul 10, 2009, 04:14:00 PM
I'm still a lucky woman.  :D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: teacup on Jul 10, 2009, 08:33:46 PM
Drug addicts lie.  They aren't who you thought they were and they will hurt you even if the don't mean to.  Sometimes family isn't enough and letting go is sometimes harder than staying.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Sorted. on Jul 10, 2009, 09:15:57 PM
That some people are cowards. They can't just accept responsibility and move on.  They have to drag others down to keep themselves afloat.  Good luck to them though - it's tough to keep swimming.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: pure evil on Jul 10, 2009, 09:35:51 PM
something ive known for a long time but which never fails to amaze me - putting on make up -false eyelashes, eyeshadow, glitter, lipstick - really can make you feel better!
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Salamander on Jul 11, 2009, 06:36:34 PM
^ Amen to that! The power of even a bit of eyeliner and lippy is profoundly transformative to one's mood.  :D Start adding glitter and before you know it you're feeling gorgeous...
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: jade hill on Jul 11, 2009, 06:44:10 PM
That i could live off watermelons alone  ;D 
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: musca on Jul 12, 2009, 02:18:04 PM
intellectual fascism can lead to tyranny.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: hummingbird on Jul 12, 2009, 09:11:32 PM
To really value the wonderful things i have in my life, wonderful friends and family, neighbours, a lovely flat, beautiful clothes with a beautiful personality to match :D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: skream on Jul 12, 2009, 09:18:12 PM
To really value the wonderful things i have in my life, wonderful friends and family, neighbours, a lovely flat, beautiful clothes with a beautiful personality to match :D

nice to read such a positive post :)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: WestWales Queer on Jul 12, 2009, 10:29:05 PM
that, try as i might, i cant find ANYTHING wrong with using surplus waste straw in a large scale building programme.

Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Salamander on Jul 13, 2009, 10:10:20 PM
I'll never be grown up enough that my mother can't reduce me to nothing.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Tanglewood on Jul 17, 2009, 02:57:25 PM
After years of struggling because I didn't know the right question to ask in 'help', I finally learned that the CONCATENATE/PROPER/TEXT TO COLUMNS functions do exactly what I need them to do and how to use them correctly in Excel  ;D

I am not alone and that I have some great friends, well I knew that already but it does me good to remind myself of this fact.  :-*
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: antonial'orso on Jul 17, 2009, 03:04:31 PM
That I always end up with having some silly, pointless, platonic crush for someone which usually distracts me from more important things/people... >:(
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Queen on Jul 17, 2009, 07:31:56 PM

That sometimes, being a pain in the rear is the right thing to be.

Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: skream on Jul 18, 2009, 02:56:47 PM
that there are some lessons that i just never seem to learn from.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: jad on Jul 18, 2009, 06:56:42 PM
That this better toned body hurts somewhat more on impact but settles quicker and marks less - you win some, you loose some i guess ;D ;)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: elsietanner © on Jul 19, 2009, 05:01:02 PM
That no matter how much you try to help, some people really don't have a clue
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: gg on Jul 27, 2009, 12:24:45 PM
Not today but:

Trust is for fools.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Perkins on Jul 29, 2009, 05:32:45 PM
I've learnt a few important things from reading various posts on GB today....mainly that i'm in danger of hurting a really lovely person if I don't tread very carefully and that I must have the emotional maturity of a 17 year old to not realise this sooner  :-\
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: TypeR on Jul 31, 2009, 01:23:53 PM
After years of struggling because I didn't know the right question to ask in 'help', I finally learned that the CONCATENATE/PROPER/TEXT TO COLUMNS functions do exactly what I need them to do and how to use them correctly in Excel  ;D

^
Now that is a good feeling!!!

I've learned that getting caught up in stress makes me an emotional wreck and the more and more I try to lean on my partner the further she goes because I approach her the worng way.  I'm hoping to learn how to approach her without making her feel like shit cos it goes on for days and days and all I really need is a hug and a few moments staring into her eyes so I can feel that she is right there with me and then suddenly my days of shit seem sooooo much easier to cope with!
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: valerie on Jul 31, 2009, 02:41:55 PM
That a woman's post on GingerBeer can be helpful or hurtful or enlightening or stimulating or incompehensible or insulting or complimentary or ....

Do not make fun of me for all the "or"s.  It is a literary technique initiated by the Bard in Act II,Sc.II in Romeo & Juliet...It creates a neat effect & I think it is called diaresis...yeah, yeah, I know that sounds dreadful & I could be wrong. I just needed to explain this because there are members who expect precise English standards on the post without any licence to deviate ....for them, I state with remorse, "mea culpa, mea maxima culpa"
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: muminki1 on Aug 03, 2009, 09:46:00 PM
I learnt how to look after my mates cat. And that she sometimes likes to bring gifts... :-X
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Queen on Aug 11, 2009, 10:32:03 AM
A new sentence.  :D

Exhausted after a long day of insisting that one must never end a sentence with a preposition, the English teacher took a book about Australia up to her daughter's bedroom.

"Mum," said the girl, "what did you bring that book I didn't want to be read to out of about Down Under up for?"
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: laughoutloudtwice on Aug 12, 2009, 07:35:31 AM
 :o, PQ.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Sep 03, 2009, 09:36:04 PM
That syphilis was Americas 1st export product  ::) :o :-\
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Queen on Sep 04, 2009, 11:01:10 AM
That syphilis was Americas 1st export product  ::) :o :-\

I thought it was all the gold shipped to Spain?  
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Sep 05, 2009, 11:26:11 PM
Took awhile to get the gold - sex could not wait    ::) ::)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: scarlette on Sep 06, 2009, 12:02:54 AM
that actually you can buy love
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: ~V~for~Vendetta~ on Sep 07, 2009, 11:56:56 PM
That I can do it-shall I do it here, or not - that is the question!
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: kate b on Sep 07, 2009, 11:58:27 PM
Think twice before ripping up your carpet.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: ssg on Sep 08, 2009, 12:12:59 AM
Think twice before ripping up your carpet.

^^ what happened?  :D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: scarlette on Sep 08, 2009, 12:36:00 AM
damp underneath?

eye'll get me coat
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: kate b on Sep 08, 2009, 12:47:21 AM
^ I have 1. no carpet on the stairs
              2. lumps of gluey stuff determined not to come off
              3. wood with cavernous gaps that need filling before I can even consider painting
              4. major indecision about carpet v paint

Having (rather impulsively, I admit) thrown away the old carpet and having no money for a new one rather points me in the direction of painted floorboards rather than carpet.  ::)

I realise this drivel seems more like a Random Disclosure than A Deep and Mature revelation but oh, how it reflects my entire approach to life.  :-[  :D

ps v_o: damp?
*cough*
I have damp elsewhere. Not under the carpet that once was.

Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: ssg on Sep 08, 2009, 12:52:50 AM
I'm actually jealous of your wild abandon.

Which clearly means I need to Get a Life.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: girl-from-mars on Sep 09, 2009, 10:40:34 PM
To i learned i'm a freak. Apparently these high level of recognition can be attainted by starching your pillow cases .

Does that really make me freakish ???
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Sep 16, 2009, 09:24:49 PM
That driving on UK was not the nightmare I thought it would be, first lesson over!   :)      :) 



 
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: purelybyaccident on Sep 16, 2009, 09:47:23 PM
That driving on UK was not the nightmare I thought it would be, first lesson over!   :)      :)

Well done :), I've got to go through that when I come back as well. But my biggest problem will be the width of the roads, I think they were originally made for one horse, and they haven't changed since bc.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Indiana on Sep 16, 2009, 10:10:58 PM
That i might just be brave enough to start again......
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Sep 16, 2009, 10:50:04 PM
You can use your international D/ license for the 1st year you are here.  I held off :(
Anyway that should help :)


Well done :), I've got to go through that when I come back as well. But my biggest problem will be the width of the roads, I think they were originally made for one horse, and they haven't changed since bc.
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Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: ephemere on Sep 19, 2009, 12:37:53 AM
That the person i admire who thinks I am recalcitrant also views me as visionary.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: purelybyaccident on Sep 19, 2009, 08:02:34 AM
You can use your international D/ license for the 1st year you are here.  I held off :(
Anyway that should help :)


I have a bit more luck as my license is an European one :).

I can drive till I'm 70 and only then have to replace it with UK one. I'm not sure if I have to retake the test after that age though, which would be a bit silly if I have already been driving in the UK for years :-\
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: [Inventive name here] on Sep 19, 2009, 01:26:17 PM
That Abbey is open on a Saturday until 4.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Queen on Oct 02, 2009, 11:14:25 PM

That things are much better when theyre out in the open. Even great big scary things.

I already knew this, but I forgot. I always bloody forget, and have to learn it again.

(Then again, I always do learn it again in the end, too.)

Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Silencio on Oct 03, 2009, 12:01:05 AM
That some people I communicate bettwe with face to face than online
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Mcor on Oct 03, 2009, 01:11:16 AM
I didn't learn anything but I did find my missing good fortune pebble. So, I learned that I lost it I suppose. Im just thrilled it's back.

Night then x
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: PrincessaChristina on Oct 04, 2009, 03:46:59 AM
I successfully put bleached strips in parts of my hair! Looks all cool w/my short hair growing out! Woo-Hoo!
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: valerie on Oct 04, 2009, 04:06:04 AM
It's so much fun to experiment with hair,isn't it?
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: purelybyaccident on Oct 04, 2009, 06:36:41 PM
That I can drive on the autobahn without being frightened.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Mcor on Oct 07, 2009, 12:37:17 PM
That no matter what setting I switch my Blackberry to, I can never ever hear it.

Deep
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Lord Leng on Oct 07, 2009, 05:42:14 PM
rain and gloom upsets me lots
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Salamand*r on Oct 09, 2009, 05:28:37 PM
It is definitely best all round to follow your intuition.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Oct 26, 2009, 09:51:20 PM
There is little point in my following a recipe - it never turns out right :-X
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: PrincessaChristina on Oct 26, 2009, 11:01:08 PM
What I learned yesterday, honestly, is that sometimes things will be less stressful than my worst fears!! Horray!!
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: elsietanner © on Oct 27, 2009, 02:00:33 AM
That sometimes you just have to give in
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: M&M on Oct 27, 2009, 02:18:28 PM
That I am rather cr*p at multi-tasking.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: pure evil on Oct 28, 2009, 08:59:28 PM
that contact with people does wonders to break the madness of isolation  ::)
funny that.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: super sonic gin and tonic on Oct 28, 2009, 11:04:16 PM
That being honest, open and brave can be excrutiatingly embarressing and make you think you're disclosing too much.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: valerie on Oct 29, 2009, 12:56:37 AM
The autobahn was my dream & I drove it with enthusiasm in 1984, back when the $ was so damn strong...I loved the speed!
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: millicent on Oct 31, 2009, 06:48:21 AM
Cats just don't understand the concept of daylight saving time.  :(
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Lord Leng on Oct 31, 2009, 07:11:14 AM
Straight people think I am straight and a bio man
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: valerie on Oct 31, 2009, 08:03:28 AM
That i can not always  sleep through the night. It is 3am here & i hope i can grow weary again & get back to bed. It's Saturday,darn it!  Happy hour was great yesterday :)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: x on Nov 02, 2009, 10:07:21 AM

That there is, in the Sudan, a National Medicinal & Aromatic Plant Research Institute (MAPRI).
I would love to know more about it. Why does press coverage of the rest of the world - and especially Africa - only ever mention the gory, unpleasant bits?

Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Nov 22, 2009, 02:31:29 PM
Watching the cascading rain is more entertaining than the tv programs on offer :)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: latin lover on Nov 22, 2009, 10:01:57 PM
That people just say things for effect or because they think it is the done thing to say.  They dont really mean what they say at all.  You can always tell when people are genuine in what they say,
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Marcy on Nov 22, 2009, 11:59:20 PM
That buying a brand new car outright feels much better when the money to pay for it was so honestly earned 8)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Dec 04, 2009, 08:48:55 PM
Thanks giving  (last week) can be good no matter where it is held.  :)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: waite on Dec 05, 2009, 07:15:47 PM
When it's winter and I don't wear socks, my feet get cold!!!
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Dec 18, 2009, 08:36:12 PM
That stamps marked 1st   & 2nd class cannot be used to send mail outside of the country  :o :o :o
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Salamand*r on Dec 20, 2009, 04:59:27 PM
That I don't have to get up and labour non-stop for hours. That it actually works better if I spend no more than 15 minutes at a time on the physical things about the house.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: millicent on Dec 20, 2009, 05:00:48 PM
The best way to avoid slipping on black ice is to shuffle.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: ScarletBea on Dec 20, 2009, 05:31:21 PM
That I miss her like crazy :(
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Bizoute on Dec 20, 2009, 06:44:51 PM
The best way to avoid slipping on black ice is to shuffle.

i am steadfastly avoiding having to walk on it again as much as possible.

i now own these http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NAVY-JANE-AUSTIN-WELLIES-RUBBER-WELLINGTON-BOOTS-SIZE-5_W0QQitemZ400077997532QQcmdZViewItemQQptZWomen_s_Shoes?hash=item5d2681c5dc

...but i'm hoping that it'll finally have melted by tomorrow.

ice is evil.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: millicent on Dec 20, 2009, 06:51:38 PM
The best way to avoid slipping on black ice is to shuffle.

i am steadfastly avoiding having to walk on it again as much as possible.

i now own these http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NAVY-JANE-AUSTIN-WELLIES-RUBBER-WELLINGTON-BOOTS-SIZE-5_W0QQitemZ400077997532QQcmdZViewItemQQptZWomen_s_Shoes?hash=item5d2681c5dc

...but i'm hoping that it'll finally have melted by tomorrow.

ice is evil.

It's awful, isn't it?

The pavement outside our house has an inch layer of ice on it.  >:(
The Level opposite was just as bad.

I think the problem is that people here just aren't used to dealing with snow, because it doesn't happen often enough.
The trick is to clear the pavements when the snow's just fallen and then put salt or grit down and not let it compact by people walking on it.
But you can't really buy salt and grit here and hardly anyone owns a snow shovel.
Meh.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Bizoute on Dec 20, 2009, 06:58:37 PM
yah, i think it's the lack of grit put down that's making it so hard to walk on. i just don't remember finding it this slippery walking about in munich.
but walking on this stresses me out. i hope the wellies have more grip than my normal boots do.

on the plus side, two separate people gave me a (literal!) hand when i was sliding about all over the place on friday on the ice. which made me feel good about humanity! maybe snow brings out the best in people.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: x on Dec 20, 2009, 07:09:02 PM

^ emergency solution: put on thick socks over shoes - that way you have more grip.

And all of what Millicent said. I always come all over Teutonic when it snows in Britain and everything just grinds to a shocked halt.  :-[ And tut at the handfuls of salt flung pointlessly about, instead of sand or grit.
But I'm still much happier to be here in minus one than in Berlin at minus 14. :o  :D

Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: purelybyaccident on Dec 20, 2009, 08:17:44 PM

^ emergency solution: put on thick socks over shoes - that way you have more grip.

And all of what Millicent said. I always come all over Teutonic when it snows in Britain and everything just grinds to a shocked halt.  :-[ And tut at the handfuls of salt flung pointlessly about, instead of sand or grit.
But I'm still much happier to be here in minus one than in Berlin at minus 14. :o  :D



And over here, in my little German town, the passengers waiting for a bus feel justified in moaning at the driver if he is five minutes late, even if there is about 20cm new snow on the roads since last being salted. That happend this afternoon, and I just thought, blimey they should live in London when it doesn't snow.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Grey on Dec 20, 2009, 08:29:07 PM
Slide--do not lift your feet on ice--or you're done for

and if you're walking on frozen slush and packed snow feet angled out is more stable

downhill, walk in the road, on frontlawns, swing from pillar to post, whatever you have to do--even grabbing onto cars and vans
(a friend living on a very steep hill reported looking out the window to see oranges rolling down the street! followed by cans, and bottles and a cabbage and then.....this poor woman sliding down on her backside gripping the empty bag!!!)

I've got new boots, and the soles are smoother than usual, but made out of a softer compound, sort of like winter tires and meant to work the same way. But I don't know...... Will find out the usual hard way if they don't
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: valerie on Dec 21, 2009, 12:58:21 PM
nothing yet
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Dec 21, 2009, 01:00:32 PM
nothing yet


 ;D :o ::)    LOL
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: x on Dec 21, 2009, 09:04:03 PM
And over here, in my little German town, the passengers waiting for a bus feel justified in moaning at the driver if he is five minutes late, even if there is about 20cm new snow on the roads since last being salted. That happend this afternoon, and I just thought, blimey they should live in London when it doesn't snow.

Thats made me come all over nostagic.

I was stood at a bus stop in a quiet part of Berlin once, and overheard the following conversation:
"The bus is late again."
"I know! Two minutes overdue!"

Really. Thats what they said!  :D  
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: pure evil on Dec 22, 2009, 01:27:00 PM
that acceptance is possible, even inevitable as long as i remember not to run away from the pain.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: jad on Dec 22, 2009, 04:48:11 PM
That somethings never ever change
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: PrincessaChristina on Dec 22, 2009, 09:32:54 PM
A lot.
But it's personal.  ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Jan 04, 2010, 10:16:34 PM
When meeting a person who turns out to be a moron no amount of time will change them.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: purelybyaccident on Jan 06, 2010, 09:15:38 AM
Yesterday I learnt that it was mostly women who, during WW11, delivered the aircraft (including Bombers and Spitfires)to the airbases. They had to fly with no instruments at dangerously low altitudes and without radio contact to avoid enemy intervention. Of the 164 women that flew, 15 died flying, which is quite a high percentage.
I learnt this from a guy who's mother was one of the "Atagirls".
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Jan 06, 2010, 07:47:20 PM
Yesterday I learnt that it was mostly women who, during WW11, delivered the aircraft (including Bombers and Spitfires)to the airbases. They had to fly with no instruments at dangerously low altitudes and without radio contact to avoid enemy intervention. Of the 164 women that flew, 15 died flying, which is quite a high percentage.
I learnt this from a guy who's mother was one of the "Atagirls".

Also, they had no means of defense, most of the women had more prewar flight hours under their belts than the men joining up.
There are some really good books on the topic out there.
If going to America the Womens museum is in Dayton Ohio.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: purelybyaccident on Jan 09, 2010, 11:23:16 AM
Yesterday I learnt that it was mostly women who, during WW11, delivered the aircraft (including Bombers and Spitfires)to the airbases. They had to fly with no instruments at dangerously low altitudes and without radio contact to avoid enemy intervention. Of the 164 women that flew, 15 died flying, which is quite a high percentage.
I learnt this from a guy who's mother was one of the "Atagirls".

Also, they had no means of defense, most of the women had more prewar flight hours under their belts than the men joining up.
There are some really good books on the topic out there.
If going to America the Womens museum is in Dayton Ohio.

Shame it is not in London :( I would liked to have done a visit. But I have checked amazon for books, and found one called the Spitfire Girls, so may be buying something soon :).
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: La Treadwell on Jan 09, 2010, 04:20:16 PM
That my ex girlfriend is getting married.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Fooly on Jan 09, 2010, 10:06:19 PM
That no matter how much time I put into styling my hair, it'll always come out looking like a fat bushy wet mop because I can't style it for my life.

Also learned where I kept my stack of secret chocolate.

Every cloud... ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Engel on Jan 10, 2010, 01:44:42 AM
A lot. None of it good. The woman I love is not the person I thought she was. Telling me just days after my dad died that she's going to leave me is about the lowest thing she could do, knowing all my circumstances. I feel so low and trapped. Leaving me on my own tonight is also very revealing.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Kesstrel on Jan 10, 2010, 02:03:06 AM
A lot. None of it good. The woman I love is not the person I thought she was. Telling me just days after my dad died that she's going to leave me is about the lowest thing she could do, knowing all my circumstances. I feel so low and trapped. Leaving me on my own tonight is also very revealing.

*ouch*

I'm so sorry - that sucks.

*passes you gin and hugs*

Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Engel on Jan 10, 2010, 02:15:32 AM
^ Thanks for hugs. Am already having brandy for medicinal purposes ! Wish things weren't so crap and that someone REALLY should have thought about their actions and the consequences. Maybe that's something they should learn today.

Am also belatedly realising the good things about my dad. (he stuck up for me when he was really ill and I didn't find this out until after he died). I miss him.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: save_a_tree on Jan 12, 2010, 10:30:42 PM
That breaking isn't as bad as I thought it would be. Unless the grief is yet to come of course. :P
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Jan 25, 2010, 07:43:49 PM
That ........ cross country skiing and I are doomed not to become friends  :-X
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: purelybyaccident on Jan 25, 2010, 08:04:28 PM
That ........ cross country skiing and I are doomed not to become friends  :-X

It's the only way to get around my town at the moment and I feel the same way as you about it.


Putting feet up and watching the telly is also nice.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Cheeky Mare on Jan 25, 2010, 10:33:53 PM
The only way I can help my gf is by masquerading as a kindly stranger. 
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Salamand*r on Jan 28, 2010, 03:57:52 PM
I do not have to defend myself every time someone slanders or libels me. If they were talking cr*p, it remains cr*p whether I challenge it or not.  8)

But that I will never, ever "chillax". On principle. >:( ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Lust for Life on Jan 30, 2010, 01:36:37 PM
That there IS a website for public transport routes in the uk, so you can plan a route door too door.

The only thing is , I can't see how much the journey would cost, which makes it hard to decide what to choose - ie via gatwick or via heathrow, and via public transport or taxi or hirecar.

Can anyone else see a price that I've missed?  I mean, I could look up all the journeys separately, but what I wanted was a ball park figure assuming I have no discount cards, and adding up the different components...

http://www.transportdirect.info
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: debspa on Jan 30, 2010, 10:16:29 PM
That smashing a sofa to pieces with a hammer and saw can be tremendous fun  ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: tall garnett on Jan 31, 2010, 12:02:37 AM
How to say 'I want to kill someone...' in Italian... Bless my darling friend Roberto at work, who puts up with me asking him to teach me how to say random things....

So phrase of the day was... Voglio uccidere qualcuno...
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: spock on Jan 31, 2010, 12:37:04 AM
Not so much what I learnt but what I really acknowledged: the response to smiling at a stranger....
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Feb 06, 2010, 11:15:06 PM
I can make my own humus :)
Taste good too  :)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Mar 03, 2010, 09:55:57 PM
The massive 8.8 earthquake that struck Chile may have changed the entire Earth's rotation and shortened the length of days on our planet, a NASA scientist said Monday.

Full article:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/space/20100302/sc_space/chileearthquakemayhaveshorteneddaysonearth
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: YourMomma on Mar 05, 2010, 03:02:41 AM
That time goes really slowly when you're alone
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: sk8ter on Mar 21, 2010, 12:32:02 AM
That trees can leave not just for hundreds of years, or thousands of years, but tens of thousands of years. This link has been giving me chills tonight: http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2010/03/old-tree-gallery/ (http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2010/03/old-tree-gallery/)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: ssg on Mar 21, 2010, 12:57:01 AM
^^ oh jesus, those are kind of stomach-turningly incredible.  Especially the first one.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: outoforder on Mar 21, 2010, 11:48:39 AM
that cliche about people in ireland being the friendliest of friendly type folk, so friendly they fall over themselves to say, top of the morning to you.....i was in club yesterday, spotted a loner like myself and went to offer the hand of friendship...she quickly told me she waiting for someone....now i know there are a hundred to one reasons why she did, but i must say she was quite rude in her rebuke....i have never failed to strike up a conversation when doing this in london......im thinking the scene so small here, women are almost terrified of each other :-\
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Mar 25, 2010, 08:05:32 PM
Another piece of excel spread puzzle :) :-*
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: hazell on Mar 29, 2010, 05:51:05 PM
its been a year that you walked out of my life, the odd bit was you just stopped texting me, and
coming round. I didn't think i would ever get over losing you, but me thinks it time to have fun
again me thinks. I cant believe how much stronger Ive become and i so no what i want out of life.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Mirror on Mar 29, 2010, 10:17:49 PM
Not so much learned as marvelled at: that when you have a drip, they put water in your arm and it comes out in your pee!
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Apr 06, 2010, 06:24:24 PM
What a custom look up in excel can do for me :)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: skream on Apr 06, 2010, 10:14:04 PM
that your friends really can be your enemies  :-\
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: lars on Apr 06, 2010, 10:57:32 PM
ten words/phrases in finnish :)

Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Scully on Apr 06, 2010, 11:45:52 PM
That I can drive my car even when it is completely shutting down.

That there will always be nice ladies to make my mum a cup of tea.

That the nice guys from the garage are prepared to help out.

And that the AA will refund anything mis-sold.
 :D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: ssg on Apr 07, 2010, 02:12:07 PM
Those weren't hidden columns f*cking up my spreadsheet, they were just very very small.  ::)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Apr 11, 2010, 11:25:43 PM
Good friends like a good wine improve with age :) :-*
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: skream on Apr 12, 2010, 12:03:05 AM
that sometimes it is the notes you don't play..
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Apr 25, 2010, 09:47:43 PM
That I am and always shall be a very proud Belgian.
Neither Flemish nor Walloon just a Belgian.
 :-*
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Baby on Apr 26, 2010, 12:12:37 AM
That someone I thought was a friend, had a birthay party and did not invite me.....
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Apr 27, 2010, 09:38:58 PM
Helen Shaver........
'Received a phone call from legend Greta Garbo after the release of the film Desert Hearts. Garbo praised Helen's performance.'

:)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: millicent on Apr 27, 2010, 09:53:02 PM
The phrase is 'a turn-up for the books', not 'a turn-out for the books'.

13 and a half years I've lived here and I got it wrong all this time.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: hermeneutic on Apr 27, 2010, 09:59:40 PM
that I accept myself as I am and even kind of like myself  :)  this is a huge step for me, and definitely worth celebrating :D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: sexxysuee on May 05, 2010, 09:56:35 PM
hi learnt that hands are definitely better than machines !
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Baby on May 08, 2010, 11:51:23 AM
That I do have talent if I believe in myself.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: skream on May 08, 2010, 06:36:31 PM
whilst trying simultaneously to talk on skype and eat an apple dipped in yoghurt, you should always make sure that you have the apple in your mouth before letting go with your fingers - otherwise, the laptop keyboard will be eating yoghurt too.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Reflect39 on May 09, 2010, 08:17:23 AM
Not to loose sleep about people who are not significant in your life.  As they are getting on with their life and they don't give a damn about you. 
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: redred on May 09, 2010, 12:14:46 PM
quite a lot, but then i'm writing an essay
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Latte on May 09, 2010, 09:36:45 PM
....that I'm only going to trust myself from now on
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Schwarz The Deathstar on May 10, 2010, 12:31:56 AM
That my a friends are wonderful & amazing & I love them loads.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Smuterella on May 10, 2010, 01:20:56 AM
That I'm really bad at friendships, they scare me and even when I do have them I never really believe in them.   ::)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: groovygranma on May 10, 2010, 12:20:48 PM
That friendships are the most important thing in my life (on a par with my children and grandchildren) and I am very loved and cared for.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Smuterella on May 10, 2010, 09:17:58 PM
That friendships are the most important thing in my life (on a par with my children and grandchildren) and I am very loved and cared for.

show off   :P
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: kiawe on May 11, 2010, 05:38:53 AM
That it's time to become nocturnal again.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Lust for Life on May 12, 2010, 12:22:09 AM
that I did vote for Caroline Lucas after all (I'd given my proxy permission to dither tactically vote on my behalf, as long as it was either her or Nancy Platt)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Jun 17, 2010, 08:39:07 PM
Sometimes helping out in meant kindness can be misconstrued as a willingness to do it all   : o(
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: purelybyaccident on Jun 17, 2010, 09:00:32 PM
^I'm looking for someone to fall for that this weekend.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: PQ on Jun 18, 2010, 09:41:21 AM

That Caesar had himself waxed all over, and combed his hair back up over his head in an attempt to cover his bald spot.
This is what I learn from reading the primary sources. Hm.

Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: kiawe on Jun 19, 2010, 12:52:05 AM

That Caesar had himself waxed all over, and combed his hair back up over his head in an attempt to cover his bald spot.
This is what I learn from reading the primary sources. Hm.



I had heard that Caesar combed his hair forward to cover his receding hairline. Or could he have combined that with the comb-over?
Not really surprised by the waxing, though.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: PQ on Jun 19, 2010, 06:44:54 PM

That Caesar had himself waxed all over, and combed his hair back up over his head in an attempt to cover his bald spot.
This is what I learn from reading the primary sources. Hm.



I had heard that Caesar combed his hair forward to cover his receding hairline. Or could he have combined that with the comb-over?
Not really surprised by the waxing, though.

I think I meant forward. "Back" as in, against its natural inclination. Not well worded. I'm caught in the limbo between losing my English & my German not yet being back to strength, & now speak both clumsily. *sigh*

Half the poeples of Antiquity seem to have gone in for the hairless-all-over look; Caesar mentions that the Britons shaved everything except for the hair on their heads & their moustaches. He knew this because they liked to fight wearing nothing but weapons and outrageous jewellery. Crazy people. Although not without a certain panache.

 
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: kiawe on Jun 19, 2010, 11:31:16 PM
Going hairless was probably a good strategy against body lice, fleas, and ticks.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: PQ on Jun 20, 2010, 11:26:14 AM

Ooohh - good thinking. I bet you're right.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Jul 28, 2010, 09:13:38 PM
Standing up for someone else's rights is no guarantee they will stand up for yours :x
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Marki on Jul 28, 2010, 09:30:01 PM
to feel positive and diching negative anxiaty. 8)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: valerie on Jul 30, 2010, 02:12:05 PM
sometimes it is just so difficult to wake  up. If I was back to work, i can do it. I get lazy when I have off. I am suppose to be at the beach in an hour & just cannot move yet. I am hoping that all this typing & coffee will stimulate me
Standing up for someone else's rights is no guarantee they will stand up for yours :x
By the way, this is so true,auburn57
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: PQ on Jul 31, 2010, 12:16:40 AM

That leaving everything to the very last minute (and beyond) is Not Clever.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Sorted. on Jul 31, 2010, 11:02:31 AM
That if you wake up at an unreasonable hour because you are expecting a parcel, said parcel will not arrive until a reasonable hour!  This is also true vice versa  - I learned that on another day.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Marki on Jul 31, 2010, 03:32:17 PM
If someone says and it refers to word "reasonable" I would kick theirs to get me proper time. I would be paitient with that too.  ;D

That if you wake up at an unreasonable hour because you are expecting a parcel, said parcel will not arrive until a reasonable hour!  This is also true vice versa  - I learned that on another day.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: skream on Aug 03, 2010, 08:51:04 PM
that i can be an idiot, sometimes.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: moondance on Aug 03, 2010, 09:59:42 PM
Saying NO is actually not that difficult
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Guineapig on Aug 04, 2010, 04:21:22 AM
That the super rich, super 'I ride the most expensive bike in the whole of NYC' group that I met today, for a pedal... are super unfriendly and super up their own arses.
 >:(

Nasty people.
I send them punctures.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: andrea on Aug 04, 2010, 05:29:00 AM
^ Oh bum. Another successful interaction with the public of New York.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Marki on Aug 04, 2010, 01:25:45 PM
Don't stay up too long otherwise you will end up sleeping all day. ::)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Farnam on Aug 06, 2010, 06:02:58 PM
That I get much more done, feel more productive, and end up in a better mood when I just go into the $%£& office, instead of trying to 'work from home'

That work will give me an interest free loan for a new home computer, as long as I can prove its 'work related' (Yeah!)

That viruses that pretend to actually be virus scanners are nasty little shits, and impossible to eradicate. Its been 3 days now since I had access to my work laptop, and even the IT guys at work don't seem to be able to clean it. (sulk!)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: valerie on Aug 07, 2010, 02:42:52 AM
that sometimes the sweetest people are the ones with the quiet dispositions &a ready smile. I received a PM from a wonderful beerie who will someday make someone very happy. She is thoughtful,kind, and deep.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Meryl Streep Fan Club on Aug 09, 2010, 12:21:07 AM
As soon as you sit on the beach, the sun will go in and it will get cold and windy.  Then as soon as you go to browse round the shops, it will come back out again  ::)

Still, had a fabby time at the beach with wonderful company :P
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: capricornrising on Aug 11, 2010, 08:35:00 PM
According to The One Show, I suffer from spheksophobia.  Fear of wasps.  That's me, right down to the windmill arms and the running round beer gardens like a total t*at trying to escape  ::)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Maxwell on Aug 18, 2010, 12:31:19 PM
With vivid clarity, the fables my mum read to me as a child, about deceitful and ugly people are true.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: outoforder on Aug 18, 2010, 12:59:39 PM
that im a fine fatty
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: gaia on Aug 23, 2010, 01:36:33 PM
That I really should eat something before going out, where I'll then be somewhere very quiet and my belly will do some absolutely extraordinary noises.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: tofu on Aug 24, 2010, 12:17:47 AM
sometimes it's good to talk and sometimes words are not enough  :'(
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: [Inventive name here] on Aug 24, 2010, 03:23:15 AM
That 15000 words in 2 days is more than ambitious, when you're a lazy b'gger.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: tofu on Aug 25, 2010, 08:27:31 PM
that my phone switches off and i don't cease to exist
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: tofu on Aug 27, 2010, 10:25:43 PM
some surprises are very lovely! thank you for my surprise, my darling xxx i love you xxx
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: ButtercupMonster on Aug 27, 2010, 11:01:00 PM
^ magic can happen anywhere if you let it happen.  ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: PQ on Aug 27, 2010, 11:20:52 PM

Lots of stuff about silver, guano, tin, natural gas and the inextricable links between European and Bolivian history.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: scintilla on Aug 28, 2010, 05:53:08 PM
that I still have such a long way to go.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: [Inventive name here] on Aug 28, 2010, 11:36:40 PM
That I really need to try and stop raising my hopes. When I invest too much hope in something, when it doesn't go as I'd wish, it always leads to crushing disappointment.

I need to stop putting all my eggs of hopeful delight in one holey basket.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: tofu on Aug 29, 2010, 12:35:01 AM
that i'm not so mad i don't know which side my bread is buttered on  ;)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: redred on Aug 29, 2010, 01:06:37 PM
that not knowing feels worse than knowing.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Suze on Aug 29, 2010, 01:52:57 PM
that not knowing feels worse than knowing.

((redred))

not long now, though ....  :-*
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: skream on Aug 30, 2010, 05:10:24 PM
that over one year of traveling around for work has to slow down. i want my life back.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: outoforder on Aug 30, 2010, 08:04:32 PM
that people get bored no matter what their situation
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: clarissa on Aug 31, 2010, 10:25:34 PM
I have had a narrow escape (phew!)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: ScarletBea on Sep 01, 2010, 07:59:51 PM
that saying no to people and being strict is getting easier and easier (specially done in writing - I still tend to over-apologise afterwards if I talk directly with them... ::))
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Scully on Sep 01, 2010, 08:19:40 PM
People make things bearable.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: capricornrising on Sep 02, 2010, 11:58:11 PM
If you log onto GB while reading a pile of insurance quotations, your post count rises and the documents don't get reviewed ... ::)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Sorted. on Sep 05, 2010, 06:06:27 PM
Timing is never on my side!
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: tofu on Sep 05, 2010, 06:59:37 PM
some people just don't suit leggings
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: violet on Sep 05, 2010, 07:41:05 PM
People make things unbearable
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: purelybyaccident on Sep 05, 2010, 08:09:27 PM


Is that your music on your link violet? I like it.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Smuterella on Sep 05, 2010, 09:57:49 PM
I learnt quite a bit about vintage tea sets - but my golly there is so much I don't know.

I also learnt that my closest friend is really very selfish.

Meh.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: violet on Sep 05, 2010, 11:24:06 PM
thank you purelybyaccident! ..... and yes it is my music




x
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: skream on Sep 05, 2010, 11:49:56 PM
that i can be a kid sometimes, and it feels great.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Guineapig on Sep 05, 2010, 11:50:55 PM
that i can be a kid sometimes, and it feels great.
;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: capricornrising on Sep 06, 2010, 01:15:46 AM
That sometimes I'm not as tough as I like to think I am
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: purelybyaccident on Sep 06, 2010, 08:47:35 AM
thank you purelybyaccident! ..... and yes it is my music

x

Do you have a CD or somewhere where I can download it?

I had it playing in the background quite a long time, but I would like it in my car*.

*because I have become a little aggressive driver and likely to jump at the next idiot, and this is very calming without being yuk.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Lexx on Sep 06, 2010, 02:03:01 PM
Some people have offensive views that will never change so it will be better for my stress levels to ignore them rather than challenge them.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: violet on Sep 07, 2010, 11:30:57 AM
PBA i am trying to sort out getting songs on amazon and itunes.....so will let you know once i've done that
.... meanwhile i will IM you re sending you some freebies

violet
x
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: loulou_plus_plus on Sep 12, 2010, 08:45:00 PM
That I need to be stronger.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: redred on Sep 13, 2010, 09:16:47 AM
that there's fuck all i can do about it
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Guineapig on Sep 13, 2010, 10:15:08 AM
That sleeping like a log, and eating Wagamamas for breakfast = happy guineapig.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: JuicyCrone on Sep 13, 2010, 02:13:30 PM
That my depression can come back to bite me even when I'm happy and contented.  Why is this - everything is going so well for me right now, and suddenly today I feel in the dark pit again - and the fact there is no obvious reason for it makes it even more scarey.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Leka on Sep 14, 2010, 05:20:36 AM
That crying is not the problem. It's when I desperately want to cry and just can't do it that I have to worry.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: JuicyCrone on Sep 15, 2010, 10:48:33 PM
Apparently I have a shiny liver - which is not a good thing to have.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: tofu on Sep 17, 2010, 11:28:26 AM
that i'm not good at being poorly and staying in bed
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Sorted. on Sep 25, 2010, 06:43:50 PM
That even when break ups are absolutely right and mutual and amicable and all that, it's still not nice!
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: BumsofST££L on Sep 26, 2010, 11:08:09 AM
That I can talk to her without having a panic attack.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: violet on Sep 26, 2010, 01:30:59 PM
that i shouldn't drink whisky......
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: spearmint on Oct 02, 2010, 12:09:23 PM
That some people who are useless at their jobs should be sacked.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: valerie on Oct 02, 2010, 05:51:51 PM
That the Preserve that I live in is a panacea for almost anything that ails me
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Guineapig on Oct 02, 2010, 09:14:09 PM
That the East London Line is a bloody marvel!
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: violet on Oct 03, 2010, 10:34:38 PM
that i should drink vodka!!
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: valerie on Oct 04, 2010, 12:06:19 AM
nothing yet
Title: What did you learn today?
Post by: Pilar on Oct 04, 2010, 04:56:41 PM
Not just today but the last couple of weeks, I was reminded that I'm my own worst enemy.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Vagabond on Oct 04, 2010, 07:17:50 PM
^  :-\

There are times when 'f*ck off' will suffice.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: tofu on Oct 07, 2010, 09:52:39 PM
that being right isn't always enough...
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: capricornrising on Oct 07, 2010, 11:19:31 PM
My 14 year old's maths homework is way beyond me
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: valerie on Oct 10, 2010, 02:42:31 PM
that a man named Alkwarzimi is responsible for my educationl frustration in my younger years. His Latin name is Algorithimi. Look familiar? He created algebra & math frustrated me & made me a nervous wreck since I was 14,right through college & grad school.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: valerie on Oct 11, 2010, 12:16:29 PM
An Arabian crossed the  desert  with a camel with some milk poured into a pouch made out of a sheep's stomach. During the journey,he opened the pouch and discovered that the milk separated & formed thick masses,which we call curd,and a watery fluid,whey. The sun warmed the bag & the sheep's stomach contained dried digestive juices which included "rennet" which is used today.
              So for 4 thousand years, we have had cheese. I  enjoyed cheese and/ or hummus with my wine!
I am reading Mistakes That Workedby Charlotte Foltz James
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: PQ on Oct 16, 2010, 09:47:29 PM
The first submarine used in battle was lighted by a glow-in-the-dark fungus. In 1776.
Aparently this was Benjamin Franklin's idea. You couldnt make it up.  :D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: skream on Oct 17, 2010, 05:12:02 PM
if you want or need something to be done, you 're better off doing it yourself.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: valerie on Oct 17, 2010, 11:32:35 PM
that we do not always see the beauty right in front of us as I drove through the evergades on the center between east/west Florida. birds, panthers, gators, & fantastic flora
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: tofu on Oct 20, 2010, 11:48:50 PM
unkind things were said about me  :'(
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: violet on Oct 22, 2010, 12:16:31 PM
That pain is never completely buried...
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: redred on Oct 22, 2010, 12:37:24 PM
The first submarine used in battle was lighted by a glow-in-the-dark fungus. In 1776.
Aparently this was Benjamin Franklin's idea. You couldnt make it up.  :D

that is so cool!
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: tofu on Oct 25, 2010, 01:23:15 AM
that i'm not the only dyke in york  :o
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Amphelise on Oct 25, 2010, 11:10:15 PM
I learned that what looks like earth covered in moss in Epping Forest is in fact a muddy boggy mess into which you will immediately sink, just deep enough to get your trainers all soggy.

It was still fun ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: bikegrrl on Oct 26, 2010, 01:56:31 AM
that some HGV trucks have 16 gears
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Guineapig on Oct 26, 2010, 10:45:19 AM
I learned that what looks like earth covered in moss in Epping Forest is in fact a muddy boggy mess into which you will immediately sink, just deep enough to get your trainers all soggy.

It was still fun ;D

Bog holes!
 ;D
In Ireland we have some into which you'll sink up to your thigh.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Custardy Fututrix on Oct 26, 2010, 03:25:05 PM
The first submarine used in battle was lighted by a glow-in-the-dark fungus. In 1776.
Aparently this was Benjamin Franklin's idea. You couldnt make it up.  :D

Me likey.  I've never swum in phosphorescent waters.  My ex has some stunning photos from his trip to Iran.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Reflect39 on Oct 28, 2010, 12:01:42 AM
I need to post on the right section of GB. Otherwise I'll get a gob full!
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: SusieQ on Oct 28, 2010, 12:19:31 AM
Dry clean only cashmere blend jumpers really are dry clean only... Screwing!!

Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: tofu on Oct 31, 2010, 09:03:34 PM
i can make polite conversation with my son's dad and we can laugh at the same things
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Ratty on Nov 01, 2010, 08:42:27 PM
That fish eggs can attach themselves to the feet of ducks and be transported from one body of water to another.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Animal on Nov 01, 2010, 09:21:56 PM
That no matter what I say or do my dad will never see the positive side to anything. Negitivity is much more his bag.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Peanut Lover on Nov 01, 2010, 10:19:24 PM
Not to send a text to my boss instead of my GF.   :-[
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Guineapig on Nov 01, 2010, 10:43:54 PM
That I have a new class...and that faith is a powerful thing.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: valerie on Nov 02, 2010, 11:16:00 PM
absolutely nothing ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: tofu on Nov 03, 2010, 09:59:20 PM
some people never change
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Reflect39 on Nov 03, 2010, 10:06:26 PM
Equality and diversity is shite!

Just a piece of paper to look good and it's never really shown in organisations especially education  >:(.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: violet on Nov 04, 2010, 12:43:23 AM
that a good haircut makes me feel better
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: valerie on Nov 14, 2010, 11:51:58 PM
sense of humour. some people have it & can dish it out, but they can't take it when they are the victims
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Batfink on Nov 15, 2010, 11:07:13 AM
Not to send a text to my boss instead of my GF.   :-[

OMG. I hope it was clean (the message).  :-\
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: outoforder on Nov 15, 2010, 03:44:21 PM
nothing is consistent
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Reflect39 on Nov 17, 2010, 05:12:13 AM
Different strokes for different folks... ::).
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Dec 12, 2010, 03:02:35 PM
I was born on a Monday but, not this past Monday :)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Grey on Dec 12, 2010, 05:08:19 PM
sense of humour. some people have it & can dish it out, but they can't take it when they are the victims

that isn't really humour
it might be called that
but that's not what it really is
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Deeper Purple on Dec 21, 2010, 12:17:45 PM
Some things will never change... context is irrelevant... the song never changes, it whispers softly in the background like white noise...

You dance, you sing, you laugh, you cry... intune to it... Now, it's time to grieve for it...

Time to vibrate differently... change is good... it's progressive and absolutely necessary... with this in mind, I look forward through my grief... :)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Deeper Purple on Dec 22, 2010, 11:40:22 PM
I'm a hell of a lot stronger than I've ever given myself credit for!

Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: rainfly on Dec 23, 2010, 01:17:40 AM
That I'm never alone, kind and thoughtful gestures come from the most unexpected people/circumstances..
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: valerie on Dec 23, 2010, 01:22:46 AM
That I'm never alone, kind and thoughtful gestures come from the most unexpected people/circumstances..
I am sure you attract kind gestures. This is twice i am complimenting you in 3 minutes! 
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: PQ on Dec 23, 2010, 11:12:32 PM
That there is a patron saint of pilots, airmen, flight attendants and airport operators, namely the Virgin Mary of Loreto.

(I hope she does duty for airwomen as well.)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Dec 24, 2010, 12:26:25 AM
That there is a patron saint of pilots, airmen, flight attendants and airport operators, namely the Virgin Mary of Loreto.

(I hope she does duty for airwomen as well.)


If not we'll create one!  :)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: kiawe on Dec 24, 2010, 01:45:17 AM
Saint Joseph of Cupertino is also a patron saint of flying.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: valerie on Dec 24, 2010, 02:30:42 AM
well, i just learned about some patron saints! Thanks, kiawe,Goldynx,& auburn57!
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Deeper Purple on Dec 30, 2010, 08:26:00 PM
Nothing really, I know what I have to do, I need to solider up and do it!

Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: capricornrising on Dec 31, 2010, 04:01:22 AM
Just when you think you have your grief under control, it comes back and bites you -- hard  :-\
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Logos on Dec 31, 2010, 01:07:31 PM
I've been there. ((((((braveandcrazy))))))
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: ScarletBea on Dec 31, 2010, 03:46:36 PM
That the year I was 40 had much more achievements that I imagined, just when I stopped to think about it :D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Deeper Purple on Dec 31, 2010, 07:09:55 PM
Stop blocking those who are trying to connect with you!!

It is ok to go out on dates... it is okay!

Be more open, and let someone in...

Stop making excuses...

you are getting in your own way...
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: purplestone on Dec 31, 2010, 07:57:49 PM
This have been a really good year for me... :)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Musette on Dec 31, 2010, 09:10:27 PM
Just when you think you have your grief under control, it comes back and bites you -- hard  :-\

((((((((braveandcrazy))))))))
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Jan 21, 2011, 09:51:55 PM
My chronicle age is not remotely related to my
mental age  :)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Salaam on Jan 21, 2011, 11:27:23 PM
That rumour-mongering should be considered a national sport in some countries... ::)

S
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Skyler on Jan 22, 2011, 10:21:10 PM
that im quite good at rock climbing  :D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Jett on Jan 22, 2011, 11:33:43 PM
...who Milton Keynes was named after!  ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Feb 23, 2011, 09:51:58 PM
A change is as good as a rest  :)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: moondance on Feb 23, 2011, 10:10:25 PM
never believe a salesman!
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Sorted. on Feb 23, 2011, 10:21:56 PM
swearing sometimes helps.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: valerie on Feb 26, 2011, 03:04:30 PM
say no the the 3rd drink if you are going to exercise
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Lust for Life on Mar 02, 2011, 02:35:17 PM
who one of the Wilders voters is  >:(  AND he's gay.  I so wished I had a Pastor Niemoeller postcard handy to shove in his face.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: outOforder on Mar 02, 2011, 03:01:52 PM
discipline is hard to find (ok I alway knew that, but I am feeling it today)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Sporty-Gal on Mar 02, 2011, 08:44:52 PM
That I'm not such an idiot when it comes to IT issues after all, yup!  :D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: loulou_plus_plus on Mar 03, 2011, 12:07:30 AM
'You're beautiful, whether you like it or not' words to live by :)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Logos on Mar 03, 2011, 12:25:30 AM
I never get tired of female masculinity.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Ratty on Mar 07, 2011, 11:24:49 PM
Poor little Chaffinches get a rather unpleasant complaint called "Bumble foot"
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Kesstrel on Mar 09, 2011, 05:22:48 PM
I can do good, creative things. I'm not a failure. And that patience is a virtue I'd do well to embrace.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: skream on Mar 18, 2011, 06:37:26 PM
the only limit to my contribution is my imagination and my commitment.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: millicent on Mar 20, 2011, 08:47:30 AM
I don't enjoy the taste of barbecued prawns.
It's a lot like sucking a charcoal brick.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: valerie on Mar 20, 2011, 11:58:54 AM
never believe a salesman!
a great lesson :)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: loulou_plus_plus on Mar 21, 2011, 01:51:46 PM
That when something is right its the most natural feeling in the world and god I love that feeling :)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Sal@mander on Mar 22, 2011, 09:35:07 PM
Today I learned that it is easier for me to handle sadness and pain myself than it is for me to bear seeing/hearing about the sadness and pain of someone I love.

If I were a mother, I'd be a terrible secret agent. You'd only have to threaten my child and I'd spill the beans immediately.  ::)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Deeper Purple on Mar 23, 2011, 12:32:58 AM
I have learnt that I needed to spring clean... cast out certain types of energies...

Assert my position... then let it go!

Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: R2D2 on Mar 24, 2011, 02:31:49 PM
That nitrogen asphyxiation is apparently quick and painless.
Actually, I learned that yesterday.

Today I learned that I can buy a 9L cylinder of nitrogen online for about £73+vat.

Tomorrow I need to learn how much 9L of nitrogen is.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Custardy Fututrix on Mar 24, 2011, 04:34:26 PM
^Not entirely painless.  Suffocation isn't painless.

9L of N2 is about 6 cubic metres, or 220 cubic feet.

ie Lots.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: outOforder on Mar 24, 2011, 04:41:17 PM
That nitrogen asphyxiation is apparently quick and painless.
Actually, I learned that yesterday.

Today I learned that I can buy a 9L cylinder of nitrogen online for about £73+vat.

Tomorrow I need to learn how much 9L of nitrogen is.


edited: I see that you have logged out. Not leaving my personal crap for all to see....if you wanna talk about it, you can....
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Custardy Fututrix on Mar 24, 2011, 04:48:22 PM
Crap, I wasn't thinking or reading properly.  :-\
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: outOforder on Mar 24, 2011, 04:57:03 PM
^It is quite possibly a hoax or a potential murderer.....or giving the benefit of the doubt, it's a cry for help. I'm torn between cynicism and giving the benefit of the doubt. Maybe if R2D2 logs back in, she will tell us all......
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: R2D2 on Mar 26, 2011, 10:00:03 PM
I'm a hoax, a murderer, or a public confession waiting to happen?

Actually Bob, I'll go for option (iv), the suicidal, can't get it out of my head, been waiting for a quiet painless off switch since I was 10, and no-one who actually knows me knows this, but I wish they did and I wish it could be out there and not be expected to dissipate after a day of exposure because it hasn't gone away after 20+ years and therapy doesn't help and medication doesn't help and I'm sure life can be more enjoyable than this but I just don't feel it. I have a theory I was never supposed to be here in the first place. I've yet to be dissuaded. Logic tells me that death is inevitable, so why the rush? Life tells me that life is empty and that I don't possess the capacity to change that. So why not? My only answer after all  this time has been that I would have to be found by someone, and whilst exercising my choice not to live is my choice, traumatising the life of a someone who is quite content to live is not my choice.

And so I'm left with a dilemma. And I apologise for any distress I may have caused.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Jett on Mar 26, 2011, 10:04:10 PM
Gosh. I'm so sorry you feel so low, R2D2.   :(

I really hope that things get better for you. Please, PM me before doing something rash like ordering the nitrogen.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Evan on Mar 27, 2011, 04:26:38 AM
R2D2 the fact that you posted here and didn't do anything yet means you are still hopeful otherwise you wouldn't have posted.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: valerie on Mar 27, 2011, 01:32:33 PM
R2D2 the fact that you posted here and didn't do anything yet means you are still hopeful otherwise you wouldn't have posted.
a good point,Thor.
     R2D2, get out! Join Wongy & the group on Thursday at First Out. Exercise. Go to a park & meditate. There are a combination of things you can do. I know as i was where you are twice in my life. Never again. I broke through it.

My long trips to London in the summer add to my joie de vivre(did i spell that right? I doubt it). Some day they will be longer ...much longer
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Apr 06, 2011, 09:59:31 PM
To lighten the mood...........

Still enjoy the old B & W  Laurel & Hardy films :)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Evan on Apr 08, 2011, 10:37:54 AM
R2D2 the fact that you posted here and didn't do anything yet means you are still hopeful otherwise you wouldn't have posted.
a good point,Thor.
     R2D2, get out! Join Wongy & the group on Thursday at First Out. Exercise. Go to a park & meditate. There are a combination of things you can do. I know as i was where you are twice in my life. Never again. I broke through it.

My long trips to London in the summer add to my joie de vivre(did i spell that right? I doubt it). Some day they will be longer ...much longer
I would like a long trip to Florida
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Stevie on Apr 08, 2011, 10:43:45 AM
Someone at one point is going to bitch and slag you off for your Id ..  :-\
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Evan on Apr 08, 2011, 11:46:48 AM
Someone at one point is going to bitch and slag you off for your Id ..  :-\
that's their problem not yours
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: skream on Apr 08, 2011, 02:59:44 PM
i'm getting too old to be partying 3 nights in a row, during the week !
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: outOforder on Apr 08, 2011, 03:09:16 PM
It's time I started painting again; I forgot how therapeutic it can be.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Guineapig on Apr 08, 2011, 04:06:59 PM
I learnt that I am so pooped I can fall asleep in an MRI tube, even with all the clanking happening  ::)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Hellohowareyoutoday on Apr 08, 2011, 05:33:21 PM
I learnt that I've forgotten how to take a bath properly.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Evan on Apr 09, 2011, 02:30:46 AM
learnt about the elements.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Sal@mander on Apr 13, 2011, 12:29:52 AM
I've learned that there probably is no limit to my laziness.  :-[
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Sal@mander on Apr 13, 2011, 12:30:46 AM
And also, that setting an alarm to remind me when it's time to go to bed is quite a sensible move!  :D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: skream on Apr 16, 2011, 03:20:18 PM
that humor is just another bullshit way of shading the truth of what people really mean.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: tofu on Apr 16, 2011, 10:15:00 PM
drunken men in wetherspoons don't think i "look like a lezzie"

 >:(
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: valerie on Apr 17, 2011, 02:09:13 PM
that i should have slept longer & I hope i can get some more sleep after a spin on this laptop
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: skream on Apr 18, 2011, 08:18:11 PM
that i should never cycle along an A road, unless i am planning on bike suicide.

Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Lust for Life on Apr 20, 2011, 11:36:03 AM
that there's a gene for premature birth,

I've beleived for about 15 years that you can inherit the ability to have a short labour, but this is purely anecdotal :)


I came in here to share my conclusion of the day:  if you have someone on ignore to not get annoyed, don't then peek at their posts ::)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: ScarletBea on Apr 21, 2011, 08:58:39 AM
I've learnt I don't handle stress very well when it involves other people....
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: outOforder on Apr 21, 2011, 05:24:47 PM
to be more discerning about people
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: KerfuffleGoblin on Apr 21, 2011, 05:56:00 PM
total fucking outcast. oohrah.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: outOforder on Apr 21, 2011, 06:26:50 PM
ye thats right, ms cmd. you are the scum bum
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: valerie on Apr 22, 2011, 05:34:49 PM
a new form of weightlifting for my upper arms
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Sal@mander on Apr 23, 2011, 11:27:32 PM
to be more discerning about people

Oh, that's something I keep re-learning because apparently I didn't learn it thoroughly enough the last time.  ::)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Jett on Apr 23, 2011, 11:30:22 PM
capricorn-pisces compatibility  ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: valerie on Apr 24, 2011, 01:07:30 PM
that a frog lives outside my front door on my light & he/she---i cannot  discern the gender, wants me to love him/her like i do the ducks
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Sporty-Gal on Apr 24, 2011, 09:50:58 PM
That there is another really posh area outside of London that I didn't know about. A bicycle trip here and then can be very educative.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Sal@mander on Apr 27, 2011, 04:18:01 AM
I do have boundaries - just that they may not always be where I think they are - or that they *ought* to be.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Evan on May 06, 2011, 02:53:06 AM
capricorn-pisces compatibility  ;D
train wreck :o :o :o
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: outOforder on May 06, 2011, 03:25:14 PM
that I am a bud, ready to blossom. Aces to art therapy ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: KerfuffleGoblin on May 06, 2011, 05:01:24 PM
that I have an awful lot of de-stapling in my future. i'm going to look at it as a dexterity improvment exercise.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: skream on May 06, 2011, 05:58:00 PM
that i cannot go on like this forever and i need to make a change.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: braveandcrazy on May 06, 2011, 06:35:12 PM
Press ups on an incline bench are not my favourite way to pass the time of day
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: valerie on May 06, 2011, 11:09:46 PM
Not one student knew what spooted dick was today...and I forgot!
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on May 23, 2011, 09:14:41 PM
How to 'interrogate' CATIA   :)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Jun 16, 2011, 10:11:05 PM
As much as I dislike f/b it does come in handy when looking for missing friends :)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: outOforder on Jun 17, 2011, 02:20:06 PM
That some people will jump through hoops for the favour of someone (me) they perceive to be in authority. Like they are going to get a payrise or something. Wake up and smell the indifferent lackey.


Also, I don't mind authority if it's done right, with decent communication skills and an informal attitude.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: outOforder on Jun 17, 2011, 08:10:55 PM
I am a grasshopper  :D


My response to the world certainly doesn't depend on the initial attitude of men in suits. I don't like the suit culture I will admit.

In my office the top boss doesn't wear a suit at all and he is a formidable character to say the least. I wouldn't like him to see inside my head. On the other hand the bosses coming down the hierarchy wear suits and they are all very lovely. I think there is a big difference in attitude between a man in a suit in a community project in Cork anyway than say a man in a suit in the City (especially somewhere like London).


If I have to deal with suits I can cope.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Jul 05, 2011, 09:27:55 PM
Networking does pay off :)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Evan on Jul 05, 2011, 09:32:24 PM
about explanations in teaching

Exposition, Discussion, Demonstrations, Guided Discovery and Open Enquiry
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Sal@mander on Jul 06, 2011, 06:45:51 PM
La donna e mobile  :-X
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Jul 14, 2011, 07:55:23 PM
Idiots do not get smarter with age.  They just get dumber.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Lust for Life on Jul 25, 2011, 12:23:13 PM
well, yesterday or the day before I learned that loofahs do NOT grow in the sea.  They grow above ground, a bit like cucmbers, apparently.  And if you pick them before they get too loofah-like you can even eat them.

So now I want to know who told everyone they grew in the sea ???
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: valerie on Jul 25, 2011, 02:01:34 PM
'twas yesterday, at a large  teadance...fantastic women! but quite funny after2  seabreezes whichis my summer drink,thanks to 32 + weather,as wine is a catalyst for stimulationg excessive perspiration...that's it, val begin this missive with an immediate digression...
   
              I was at a fantastic tea dance in our Wilton Manors & met another x nun who reminded me of a term that i had totally forgotten,
"particular friendships". Mother Superior would say, "Now girls, be friendly with everyone.No exclusive relationships are permitted.  We are a prayerful community in the monastic sense. Also, whenever someone is in your room, you must have the door open completely"

Honestly folks, this was a weekly mantra & I totally forgot about it until this woman reminded me. I laughed for an hour,intermittently,of course. Anyway, her phone number is  in my camel capri  pants pocket which by the way traveled with me to London & never acquired a place on my body due to the delightful temperate weather
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Lust for Life on Jul 25, 2011, 03:41:11 PM
^lovely!  but how come you can wear capri pants (= between knee and ankle, right?) in 32 degrees, but not in London, which was, presumably, a tad cooler?

<---- confused ???
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Sporty-Gal on Jul 25, 2011, 09:30:53 PM
The core measurements of a Boeing 747-400.  8)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: valerie on Jul 26, 2011, 02:22:16 PM
i realized that i can make 26 flavors of coffee. I need to start my own coffeehouse.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: my sparkle instinct on Jul 27, 2011, 04:54:43 PM
That "swap" and "swop" are both acceptable spelling of the same word. I always thought that people writing "swop" were WRONG.  >:(

Turns out it was me that was WRONG!  :D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Lust for Life on Jul 27, 2011, 05:06:31 PM
 ;D

I think I know why you looked that up.... :D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: my sparkle instinct on Jul 27, 2011, 05:20:23 PM
 :D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: valerie on Jul 28, 2011, 01:49:40 PM
on a thread initiated by Monkey, I acquired some more ideas about eating foods that  fill for less calories/fat
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: JuicyCrone on Jul 30, 2011, 12:57:36 AM
That, according to 3 women who I met for the first time today, I am "one of those people you feel you have known for ages even when you have only just met them". Mmm, and there was me going for the "mystery woman" vibe - ahh well!
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Aug 23, 2011, 09:09:31 PM
JuicyCrone

LOL   :)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Sporty-Gal on Aug 26, 2011, 11:05:15 PM
How to survive London's traffic with a flat front tyre on the motorbike. It's a bit like Russian Roulette especially with hyper-aggressive drivers around you in Friday rush hour and people at each others' throats after an accident.  :-X
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Guineapig on Aug 26, 2011, 11:06:00 PM
iFrames code.
Well, a little bit.

 :D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: valerie on Aug 29, 2011, 02:16:54 AM
that Rehobeth, Delaware is loaded with gays,especially retired.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Lust for Life on Aug 29, 2011, 10:57:46 PM
How to get photos from my mobile to a computer :D.

And that half of them looked like they'd been taken in the wiggly mirrors in the fair ::).  Oh well.  There were some salvageable ones.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: BumsofST££L on Sep 01, 2011, 09:15:20 PM
Spending money on frivolous things wont fill the void.
Title: What did you learn today?
Post by: Marmite_on_toast on Sep 02, 2011, 08:50:26 PM
That there's a Yoga class starting next week, within walking distance of my house.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Sep 03, 2011, 10:30:52 PM
that Rehobeth, Delaware is loaded with gays,especially retired.

LOL Delaware - spend wonderful times there with an ex.  ~ going back to the mid 80's :)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Suze on Sep 04, 2011, 07:26:09 AM
That it is a year since I last opened this thread, the NEW button took me to Sept 2010 where juicycrone announced a shiny liver  .... i wonder if it has improved?
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: tofu on Sep 04, 2011, 11:17:07 PM
a few more shortcuts on my new phone
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: josey on Sep 05, 2011, 03:25:42 AM
:)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Reflect39 on Sep 16, 2011, 03:17:07 AM
That I can't trust another woman again.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Marmite_on_toast on Sep 16, 2011, 08:20:30 AM
That I can't trust another woman again.

 ::)

Stop that nonsense right now, Refelctive One, before I come and sort you out myself!  ;D ;D ;D :o
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: MR_MUFF on Sep 16, 2011, 01:45:44 PM
That its easy for people to say dont allow your past to affect affect your future, when they have never had a hardship in thier life !!!!!!
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Lust for Life on Sep 16, 2011, 05:08:24 PM
That forgetting to buy a parking ticket not only costs a lot of money but also an hour of my time the next day and a sweaty bike ride to get to the fine collecting office on time.

Hopefully this will be an important life lesson and I will never again forget to buy a ticket (how on earth I forgot in the first place is a bit of a mystery to be honest).
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: valerie on Sep 17, 2011, 02:12:41 PM
archetypes bring us all together.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Bluebear on Sep 20, 2011, 09:15:38 PM
Not to walk 3 miles in uncomfortable shoes.  You get blisters and they hurt!!!! :(
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Oct 09, 2011, 06:08:47 PM
Vacations are great but; there is no place like home :)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Oct 28, 2011, 09:42:55 AM
The meaning of:
sapiosexual
:)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Naymo on Oct 28, 2011, 02:13:35 PM
how it feels to dump someone....

Altough I've heared that others feel shit about it.. it feel bloody good!
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Dec 06, 2011, 09:56:19 PM
Insurance companies are brilliant at collecting over priced premiums BUT.......... getting them to pay up...............
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: spearmint on Dec 08, 2011, 10:20:16 PM
That some people are w*nkers
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: SteadyCat on Dec 13, 2011, 04:01:04 AM
I learned that documents scanned in Jpeg will not print at a normal size. meep.  :-\
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: valerie on Dec 18, 2011, 12:15:10 AM
that  Tolstoy was extremely socialist
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: spanky @ass on Dec 18, 2011, 04:25:43 PM
Trying to be vegetarian is hard bloody work.

Running round like a furious fart gets you only so far. Slow down. It will happen. All of it. The world shall be mine. Har har!
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: valerie on Dec 22, 2011, 07:42:01 PM
that some people search their whole life and never find it & some think it just doesn't exist.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: PushingThru on Dec 25, 2011, 10:23:54 PM
that sei is a word
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: PiercedOff on Dec 26, 2011, 01:30:46 AM
That the day you should've been dreading to be alcohol free is in fact tomorrow  ::)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Otis on Dec 26, 2011, 02:36:37 AM
The Queen pronounces 'often' as 'orphan'.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: valerie on Dec 26, 2011, 08:26:52 AM
that if i can't sleep,get up & have an oval tine & go on GB. Now i can return to sleep. hurray!
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: valerie on Dec 28, 2011, 02:37:19 PM
when one food shops after Christmas,fruit, vegetables & a few other items decline in cost. I shopped at 7 this morning.I love an empty store. :)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Underdog on Dec 29, 2011, 06:16:31 PM
Today I learnt that the film Never Been Kissed came out when I was 15. Wow!
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Pixie on Dec 29, 2011, 06:49:49 PM
That I need to give myself a big kick up the backside. That I am so not the Pixie I once was, and that I need sort myself out and be the best Pixie I can be and now!
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Watsonwaswrong on Dec 29, 2011, 07:20:23 PM
Pixie: "Every passing moment is a chance to turn it all around." - Vanilla Sky
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: ScarletBea on Dec 29, 2011, 08:52:39 PM
That I'm really a hybrid, and I'm a better person for that, despite what others say :D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: valerie on Dec 30, 2011, 01:47:39 PM
From Uncle Pants, an extended use for the product known as hand sanitizer.
Thank you,UP!
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Steppenwolf on Dec 30, 2011, 09:38:19 PM
that spending two weeks under the same roof as my parents wasn't the brightest thing to do. At least we managed not to kill each other!
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Dec 30, 2011, 11:14:23 PM
That a VIC  (vehicle identity check) at a cost of £41.00 via VOSA is NOT a legal requirement.
Not getting one does however mean no online or telephone tax disc renewal is possible.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Jul 15, 2012, 07:37:31 PM
Just a reminder.........
A great day can be had just sharing time with friends  :)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Peca on Jul 15, 2012, 07:44:39 PM
That despite the fact that I am a control freak and sometimes obsess about being organised... I am often absent minded.  ::)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: valerie on Jul 20, 2012, 02:20:40 PM
i believe my first love,will always be  London.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: kate b on Jul 21, 2012, 12:39:36 AM
That leaving 100g of butter *out* of a cake mixture is almost as catastrophic as accidentally putting *in* bicarbonate of soda instead of baking powder.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: valerie on Jul 25, 2012, 01:49:05 PM
How to make the best Mango Lassi. They are in season & I have been practicing & now it is perfect!
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: valerie on Jul 25, 2012, 07:23:58 PM
In about 5 hours I am having a mango lassi party. One woman tried it last night,got on FB & told the entire Ft. Laud Lesbian community. No one here has ever had one & now there are 45 mangoes on my kitchen counter,strawberries,watermelon & 7 pints of plain low-fat yogurt.

Thanks,Mandy
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Skyler on Aug 06, 2012, 10:46:11 PM
How to do the hurdle step.  :D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: valerie on Aug 07, 2012, 02:33:03 AM
that most people are really insecure & judgmental.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Subservient Smurf on Aug 09, 2012, 12:40:55 AM
I went out for lunch with a work colleague who came out to me as having Aspergers. During the course of the conversation it became obvious that so do I and she had clocked it. It was such a relief. And to find some one who understands without even having to explain.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: valerie on Aug 10, 2012, 02:41:06 PM
sorry to read this^ surf
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: minty on Sep 04, 2012, 07:50:22 PM
That some people are complete tossers
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: PushingThru on Sep 05, 2012, 10:51:36 PM
That coming in earlier doesn't necessarily make me feel more perky
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: valerie on Oct 23, 2012, 11:38:27 PM
That i could connect teach archetypes by connecting classical music with 100 mood words. Brand new attempt.It worked.
Students had lists & listened to 5 minutes of Bach's Toccata & Fugue,Pachelbel's Canon &  Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusique
They chose the words from a CollegeBoard created list. When they read them, they realized that they chose similar or the same words.  In 2 weeks,i will try it with art.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Skyler on Nov 02, 2012, 09:51:44 PM
The arm movements needed to spin when diving  :D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Sporty-Gal on Nov 03, 2012, 09:55:41 PM
That the British press didn't take kindly to Queen Victoria morning so deeply and so long after the death of her beloved husband Albert. They thought that she dreadfully neglected her public duties as a monarch. I think I'm glad that I'm not royalty but a simple member of the plebs. 8)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: valerie on Nov 12, 2012, 01:33:12 PM
oh gosh...that Beautiful People is on our gay channel all day which makes it very hard for me to want to get up & go. That show really tickles my fancy
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Chablis on Nov 12, 2012, 08:42:34 PM
My boss is a wanker ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: valerie on Nov 13, 2012, 12:09:46 PM
Americans make a @#@%!!!#*&*# big deal over sex scandals.  Many of them just should not have been news items.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Plus One on Nov 13, 2012, 07:53:44 PM
That changing an oven is as simple as changing a plug. No electricians needs. :)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: valerie on Nov 18, 2012, 03:59:08 PM
The proper usage,singular/plural, of the word "stone" ,meaning weight, in the UK, thanks to Musette.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Jules™ on Nov 18, 2012, 08:59:49 PM
That if I don't do something about the state of my house, it will fall down around me.

Trouble is - no dosh.  :(
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Lust for Life on Nov 19, 2012, 09:18:31 AM
^ bummer, Jules.  Is moving house an option?  A bit drastic and that isn't why we moved, but it did kill two birds with one stone when we did.  Or can you do any of the work yourselves?  What are the absolute necessities (eg holes in the roof) and are there cheap and dodgy cheerful options in your area?  When I was skint I let someone fix my roof with just ladders even though it was illegal and should have cost us hundreds and hundreds more for scaffolding.  He was willing and he didn't fall off.  I did feel bad about it and was worried sick while he was up there (3 storey house) but comforted myself with the fact that when this guy first started working it wasn't illegal to do it that way and he was trained that way.  And I was bloody grateful.




What I just learned is that a wipwatermolen is called a hollow post mill in English :)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Jules™ on Nov 19, 2012, 09:24:51 PM
Thanks, L4L,

wasn't looking for sympathy - just enjoying a moan - but it is still quite nice now and then!  ;D

Never one to stay down for long I have decided to:

1) stop berating myself for letting things go, and write a list.

2) do some bargaining to bring the cost down as you suggest.

3)  get a second job!  8)  I want one anyway.

btw - I prefer wipwatermolen....it sounds like it should have whiskers.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: સરસ on Nov 20, 2012, 04:21:51 PM
^^ Bloody hell..

Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Mental Elf on Nov 20, 2012, 08:03:14 PM
I learnt that if I want to learn anything on this placement then I am gonna have to really push. My so-called mentor doesn't really seem to give a rats ass  >:(
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: fat fairy on Nov 21, 2012, 05:19:04 PM
I've learned today that's it's hard trying to stay strong but that life goes on.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Lust for Life on Nov 21, 2012, 09:20:21 PM
I've learned today that's it's hard trying to stay strong but that life goes on.

((fat fairy))

the upside of this is that when your resolve fails and you have a decidly wobbly day/week/month life goes on regardless and you can step back on with the being strong thing again.  No matter how hard it is, this will one day be in the past.  One day you will look back and say, god, I survived THAT?! wow. And feel pretty good that you did, too :-*
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: slapntickle on Nov 23, 2012, 08:00:30 PM
Today I learned that most people are selfish, I always suspected it but today it was confirmed.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: valerie on Dec 03, 2012, 03:53:57 PM
to become more relaxed In 7 months,change will be exciting,not scary
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: fat fairy on Dec 06, 2012, 01:28:39 AM
I've learned today that's it's hard trying to stay strong but that life goes on.

((fat fairy))

the upside of this is that when your resolve fails and you have a decidly wobbly day/week/month life goes on regardless and you can step back on with the being strong thing again.  No matter how hard it is, this will one day be in the past.  One day you will look back and say, god, I survived THAT?! wow. And feel pretty good that you did, too :-*

I work various different shifts so only get to have a catch up on here every so often and this post completely passed me by. Thank you for your kind words LFL  :) and your completely right  :)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: valerie on Dec 11, 2012, 07:12:26 PM
How prevalent the #12 is
cranial nerves colours,computer keys f1-f12,months, tribes,apostles,Olympians,Norse-Odin had 12 sons,face cards in a deck,days of Christmas, dozen...
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: braveandcrazy on Dec 23, 2012, 12:16:55 AM
I learned that people DO care what happens to me and I am grateful for that
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: valerie on Dec 24, 2012, 02:58:31 PM
i learned that perceptions &timing are very individual issues
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: plugitin on Dec 26, 2012, 08:09:07 PM
Today i have learnt what Kombucha is - i won't be making or drinking it  :-X
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: valerie on Dec 27, 2012, 03:28:11 AM
that each time i have loved, the feeling was different. This time it could be a comedy show! so deep, yet so hysterical. I want to marry her and i want to forget about her,simultaneously.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Feb 12, 2013, 08:36:16 PM
that each time i have loved, the feeling was different. This time it could be a comedy show! so deep, yet so hysterical. I want to marry her and i want to forget about her,simultaneously.


Have fun :)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Meryl Streep Fan Club on Feb 12, 2013, 11:51:50 PM
My boss is a wanker ;D

I'll swap you your wanker for my scheming weasel bully bitch boss!
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Chablis on Feb 13, 2013, 11:40:46 AM
My boss is a wanker ;D

I'll swap you your wanker for my scheming weasel bully bitch boss!
(((HUGS))) I know what its like
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Feb 14, 2013, 08:39:37 PM
Our bosses must be related!!    :-X
My boss is a wanker ;D

I'll swap you your wanker for my scheming weasel bully bitch boss!
(((HUGS))) I know what its like
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Old Brock on Feb 14, 2013, 10:06:33 PM
How to plan lessons. And why. And about functional skills and minimum core.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Skyler on Feb 14, 2013, 11:17:56 PM
You doing a PTLLS course, OB? Think you were talking about it a while back.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Old Brock on Feb 15, 2013, 12:03:13 AM
I am, yes! You have a good memory. I'm finding the assignments really hard though, very low word count, with lots to try to cover, and analysis and evaluation.... Did you do it in the end, or had you already? My memory is less good...
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Skyler on Feb 15, 2013, 12:25:09 AM
Are you enjoying it? I did mine in September I think. Found it very useful. The assignments took me ages. Im really glad I did it. Im doing a pshe teaching certificate at the moment and i think thePtlls was good practice.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Old Brock on Feb 15, 2013, 09:59:46 AM
I had to look that up. Does that mean you want to teach pshe instead of art (your background is art, right?). I hope I will find the PTLLS helpful; at the moment it's just another thing to try to fit in...
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Skyler on Feb 15, 2013, 10:23:00 AM
Yes, background is drawing. Am interested in social justice things (for want of a better term) with young people and PSHE seems to be one route into schools.... I don't want to be a teacher working in a school but I want to be able to deliver sessions in schools and community settings really well, and understand more about how teachers plan schemes of work etc so that my things can fit well with theirs.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Old Brock on Feb 15, 2013, 02:11:02 PM
Ah, I see. Good luck with it all :)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Skyler on Feb 15, 2013, 10:31:19 PM
You too.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: valerie on Feb 21, 2013, 11:02:02 PM
That there are many beautiful, sensitive,wonderful,women on GB!
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Marki on Mar 01, 2013, 12:50:41 PM
All is well. Keep my heart calm, relaxed and it works. I can think clearly and feel clearly. What else can I do then to have fun and follow my goal? Follow my heart.  :) Although I didn't learn it today, that is continuous since I discovered that.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Mutley on Mar 01, 2013, 03:44:44 PM
That Facebook never ceases to be a font of knowledge, even knowledge you would rather not know!
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: valerie on Mar 02, 2013, 06:25:35 PM
that the tulips i bought for Roberta while she was out are from France! Imagine!
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Aug 01, 2013, 09:26:17 PM
What a cerebral aneurysm is  :o
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Chablis on Aug 01, 2013, 09:28:50 PM
What a cerebral aneurysm is  :o
I think a bleed on the brain
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: sally33 on Aug 02, 2013, 12:08:25 AM
That when the little yellow light comes on the dashboard I need to get to a petrol station pronto and not think that I can chance it getting home when home is still half an hour away.

That if I don't take the handbrake off when I'm driving the car makes a little squeaky noise.

Not to take the South M1 exit when I want to go North.
 
That today was not a good driving experience all round really.....
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: braveandcrazy on Aug 02, 2013, 01:51:01 AM
While working every day with alternate weekends off helps me forget that certain someone, the ensuing exhaustion scrambles my brains and causes unanticipated challenges to my everyday life. It's just not sustainable in the long term.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Grey on Aug 02, 2013, 02:29:22 PM
^^B&C
I finally gave up on that and gave it over to my mind to sort itself out and start going easy on myself if that makes any sense?-I concluded however often it popped up it was my psyche doing it's work to heal and to trust the process and stop interfering by distraction or wearing myself out because it was making it so much harder along with blaming myself for thinking again and on and on

I don't know-it's just me blithering-but might help a bit?


Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: MzB on Aug 02, 2013, 02:32:57 PM
^^ I am struggling with 'trying to forget' at the moment. I actually think that I need to write it all down. If you can't have a conversation with the person, it can go round and round in your head until you find a way of 'finishing the story' somehow.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Aug 02, 2013, 02:53:50 PM
What a cerebral aneurysm is  :o
I think a bleed on the brain

I hope it does not come to that !!!     :o
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Sporty-Gal on Aug 05, 2013, 09:17:20 PM
What it feels like to go on the first viewing for property.  :D Didn't find the right place for me but certainly learned what to look out for.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Aug 10, 2013, 02:23:35 PM
What it feels like to go on the first viewing for property.  :D Didn't find the right place for me but certainly learned what to look out for.

Good luck!!   
I just wish estate agents would just be honest about the properties and not waste my time! 
Photo versus reality  ::) ::) :o ::) :o
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Aug 10, 2013, 02:25:10 PM
3 options with an aneurysm:
1 do nothing (not a really good option)
2 operate from the outside and clip it
3 Install a coil (done via groin (better option thinks me)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: slacker-onAndon on Aug 10, 2013, 03:08:40 PM
I need money, badly.

Sanity might be helpful too.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Old Brock on Aug 10, 2013, 03:25:27 PM
^ Oh yes. Always.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Porridge on Aug 10, 2013, 03:49:55 PM
3 options with an aneurysm:
1 do nothing (not a really good option)
2 operate from the outside and clip it
3 Install a coil (done via groin (better option thinks me)

That doesn't sound like a great set of choices to make :/

Hope you're ok
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Aug 10, 2013, 07:05:30 PM
That doesn't sound like a great set of choices to make :/

Hope you're ok

Thanks for asking!
 - watch this space :x  : 0)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: valerie on Aug 13, 2013, 04:28:54 PM
nothing yet! ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Bruco on Aug 19, 2013, 09:34:25 PM
How to tie a bedouin scarf.  :D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Sporty-Gal on Aug 20, 2013, 11:04:00 PM
How to tie a bedouin scarf.  :D

Can be a life saving skill in some circumstances.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Bruco on Aug 21, 2013, 08:58:57 PM
How to tie a bedouin scarf.  :D

Can be a life saving skill in some circumstances.

indeed. And now, like Gloria Gaynor, I know that I will survive.....
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: musetta on Aug 22, 2013, 01:09:45 AM
That taking things at face value can sometimes be perilous
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Sep 08, 2013, 10:02:35 AM
Yesterday evening I stumbled upon a new (to me, tend to be a tad slow) musician....... 
Chet Baker
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tO7HpibwCbA

 Very nice  ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Musette on Sep 28, 2013, 12:36:03 PM
This:
http://jezebel.com/why-do-i-poop-more-when-i-have-my-period-1373125456
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Dr Feelgood on Sep 29, 2013, 04:51:42 PM
I learned that Aldi's cheese & onion crisps taste better than Walkers.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Musette on Sep 29, 2013, 09:33:42 PM
^ I feel the same about Sainsbury's bacon crispies versus Walker's Frazzles ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Sorted. on Sep 29, 2013, 09:38:10 PM
^Don't get me started on Asda's Cheesy Balls - they kick Wotsit butt.

I have learned that Onsies are the future.  True story.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Blythe on Sep 29, 2013, 11:19:10 PM
You SHOULD have learned that ditching the onsie is far more fun .....
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Musette on Sep 29, 2013, 11:52:27 PM
^ how hard is it to get someone out of a onesie?
Elf hasn't let me see her in hers yet...
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Dr Feelgood on Sep 30, 2013, 01:31:43 AM
^Don't get me started on Asda's Cheesy Balls - they kick Wotsit butt.

Oh definitely.  ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Blythe on Sep 30, 2013, 08:45:47 AM
^ how hard is it to get someone out of a onesie?
Elf hasn't let me see her in hers yet...

I bet you can't wait .... does hers have a theme?
Sorted' s latest is a cat, I wish she had bought the wonder woman one now as then she probably wouldn't keep meowing at me.
Mind you, it is all my own fault, as I bought her one for Xmas made out of teddy bear material.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Musette on Sep 30, 2013, 11:33:27 AM
Haha, I don't know! I believe there are two, but I haven't seen either of them yet...

Yes, I think you've only got yourself to blame with this one ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Linbel on Sep 30, 2013, 01:14:17 PM
I learnt that when cooking dinner and your sister calls you to tell you how the house move went, that you can set fire to tea towels as a result of being distracted, by phone call and that next time I should tell her to call back later.

I had a tea towel on the hob I wasn't planning on use, but where I planned to put a hot tray on.  I turned that on instead of the one the saucepan was on.  I didn't realise until it was way too late, flat still smells of burnt tea towel.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: whome? on Sep 30, 2013, 03:26:37 PM
I haven't learnt anything new today, but the day is young... so plenty of lessons can be learnt yet.  Hope they are nice ones.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: caterpillar on Oct 18, 2013, 09:38:08 PM
I need help.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Oct 25, 2013, 06:52:54 PM

[quote author=auburn57
3 options with an aneurysm:
1 do nothing (not a really good option)
2 operate from the outside and clip it
3 Install a coil (done via groin (better option thinks me)
[/quote]

That doesn't sound like a great set of choices to make :/

Hope you're ok
[/quote]

Chose door 3 and am now home again  :)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Oct 25, 2013, 06:55:51 PM
Our NHS is second to no-one and

I rate Cardiff Hospital, Surgeons, Nurses and staff as the cream of the crop.

To all our governments -  hands off our NHS !
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Porridge on Oct 25, 2013, 09:11:34 PM
^ :)  Glad to hear that, and to hear that you had the aneurysm dealt with, and that you're back home now :)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Oct 26, 2013, 11:15:12 AM
Thanks Porridge :)

Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Jan 14, 2014, 08:15:59 PM
Getting Old is Inevitable

Growing UP is   Optional

:)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Musette on Feb 12, 2014, 09:59:42 AM
I have just learnt that not only is 'medal' now a verb, but so is 'podium'.

As in: "That was a fantastic run, he's definitely going to podium!"
 ::)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Musette on Mar 31, 2014, 05:47:40 PM
And I have now learned that Samuel Plimsoll was a total hero!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b03lytyp/Shipwrecks_Britains_Sunken_History_Civilising_the_Sea/
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Karou on Mar 31, 2014, 06:59:34 PM
I learned that I can sing Jazz. It was a bit of a shock, a few months ago I had no idea I could sing anything!
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Musette on Apr 04, 2014, 04:16:36 AM
^ :D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Lust for Life on Apr 08, 2014, 12:26:54 PM
That I don't know enough about post-colonialist theory.  Will be working on that in the future (from now until the end of my days, I hope).
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: valerie on Apr 13, 2014, 04:23:25 PM
just don't know if I can really dig into  this new retired segment of my life.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Karou on Apr 22, 2014, 08:19:34 PM
That sometimes it's better just to put the cello down and walk away before I piss all my poor neighbours off.
Sometimes a day or two off actually improves my playing, and today I absolutely suck at it!
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Jenny Talia on Apr 22, 2014, 11:45:35 PM
That Sumo wrestlers have very little visceral fat.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: valerie on Apr 27, 2014, 05:01:01 AM
that i really need to work a little. Retirement is just too lazy
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on May 10, 2014, 11:40:37 AM
I have moved into my new home which is at an elevation of 734 feet above sea level from 84 feet.

That is why I am now getting more rain ~ As if there were not enough rain in Wales :D :D

Lovely views,  no city traffic and wide open spaces make it worth while :)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Jenny Talia on May 12, 2014, 09:27:17 PM
That sometimes a hug can make everything better.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: valerie on May 13, 2014, 02:45:51 PM
Until i can travel, writing on FB & GB has helped my state of mind by means of distraction and/or catharsis. Thank you,GB
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: M&M on May 13, 2014, 05:37:43 PM
Aspire to inspire not command to control - EI training course
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: valerie on May 14, 2014, 04:59:15 PM
Aspire to inspire not command to control - EI training course
i like that!
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Jenny Talia on May 19, 2014, 05:52:49 PM
Today I learned that koala chlamydia is more prevalent in communities stressed by territory loss :-\
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Karou on May 23, 2014, 07:04:18 PM
I downloaded an app called Disconnect.me and I learned that when I visit Gingerbeer a site called Scotland's Enchanted Kingdom is informed. And when I visit their site, a Scottish webcam site is informed. Also glittergraphics.com, opi-yahoo.com, photobucket and google analytics are informed when I visit GB.

Well, not any more! What a great app. All tracking sites blocked :)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Porridge on May 23, 2014, 09:28:30 PM
That's a bit freaky, Karou!
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Karou on May 23, 2014, 10:52:04 PM
That's a bit freaky, Karou!

I know! It's quite shocking to see how many people can see what I'm doing online. Since I installed the app I don't get ads on my Gmail, I hated that they could see the contents of my mail and try to sell me things based on it. Apparently a young girl was outed to her parents from Google ads, they started advertising lesbian sites at her and her dad saw it. Horrible,
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Porridge on May 23, 2014, 10:53:42 PM
That is horrible :(
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Karou on May 27, 2014, 12:34:54 PM
Today I learned that if you set your phone to airplane mode, it charges twice as fast!

Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: valerie on Aug 20, 2014, 08:27:49 PM
That i cannot find white boots anywhere in this county and I loathe shopping!  I am going to a White Party T-Dance Sunday.  But i found a cool pair of sneakers,although they will challenge my dancing.

so I learned that you cannot always get what you want.I think the Rolling Stones sang something like that
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Dec 03, 2014, 07:43:36 PM
Loads about ECHA , REACh, what a CAS# , Material Data Sheet is  :o :o :o :o

ECHA is the EU directive on the reduction, banning and eliminating a number of chemicals from our environment.

All this is coming to via my secondment at work :)  Thank you.

Did you know formaldehyde is used in plasters (band aids)   :-X
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Lust for Life on Dec 14, 2014, 04:28:16 PM
^ do you think Damien Hirst knows this? 

Auburn, not today but yesterday or the day before, I learned that if you do that Trivia Quiz while the site is being updated, and get booted out, and come back about 12 hours later, it will count the whole intervening time as actively involved with the questions ;D. I thought I had a mahoosive score to reward my 9 out of 10.  Sadly, that was the number of seconds taken!

And last week I learned that scholars in the Middle Ages knew perfectly well that the earth was not flat!  That was a myth, helped along greatly by the man who also wrote a Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Dec 25, 2014, 02:51:01 AM
Wishing you a good Christmas   ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Quack on Aug 08, 2015, 02:26:33 PM
That damp proof paint does not wash off easily.

(And this thread is not used much.)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Musicality on Sep 04, 2015, 11:39:22 AM
Courtesy of Ralph Waldo -Emerson: Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Dec 22, 2015, 08:13:35 PM
Wishing everyone a Happy Winter Solstice :)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Lust for Life on Dec 22, 2015, 11:53:14 PM
That's lovely, auburn 57. And I just had a giggle at your offering from last Christmas, too :D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Dec 26, 2015, 11:08:09 AM
That's lovely, auburn 57. And I just had a giggle at your offering from last Christmas, too :D

Just in case you were disappointed: :)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Dec 26, 2015, 11:10:49 AM
:)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: scouser on Dec 26, 2015, 08:12:19 PM
Ha, brilliant! :D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Feb 10, 2016, 07:21:55 PM
Seeing a stroke victim attempting to speak is heartbreaking.  Especially when their hard work is not understood.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Jun 04, 2016, 11:33:13 AM
Have we all stopped learning ??
:)  :)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: dukovearl on Jun 04, 2016, 12:03:22 PM
Ha, no, we just don't talk about it much. The day before yesterday, I learned the proper way to remove side shoots from my tomato plants.
Title: What did you learn today ?
Post by: nismat on Jun 04, 2016, 04:18:37 PM
And I learned lots of interesting facts about the Northern Lights, which Is the subject that Sprout has chosen to do as his 3-minute class talk/speech competition.

Even better is that I learned them from him, rather than me doing the research and having to then try and pass the facts on. He has willingly done research himself this time (aided and encouraged by Granny)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Lust for Life on Jun 04, 2016, 09:40:57 PM
Aww, that's lovely.

Is he old enough for the Lyra books yet? There are lovely audiobooks of them too, almost worth going on a roadtrip just to listen to :D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: nismat on Jun 04, 2016, 11:42:47 PM
Hm, maybe he is! He's seen the film of the first book, although I had all kinds of issues with it.

But audio books are a great idea
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Saga N on Jun 05, 2016, 10:59:47 AM
Ive learned that I'm not yet ready to hang up my passport.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Lust for Life on Jun 05, 2016, 12:16:12 PM
Hm, maybe he is! He's seen the film of the first book, although I had all kinds of issues with it.

But audio books are a great idea

The film is absolute rubbish. Never been so annoyed by a film of a book. The books have really important discussions in about truth, honesty, deceit, and more. The film trampled all over that and turned the polar bear fight into just a stupid fight, for example. Grrrrr >:( no pun intended, but ok, it can stay :)

The books are wonderful. Enjoy! And hopefully Sprout will too :D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Lydia on Jul 02, 2016, 12:04:30 PM
Talking about books, looked up Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus, online. Totally concurred with the idea that absurdity greets us, every day, so the trick is to find something meaningful in your own, individual life.

Get totally screwy about screwy things happening to me, that it confounds me sometimes. I guess, the thing is to try and lighten up so you don't get snared in its negativity? Good read, just the outline. Worth buying that. 'L'etranger'. All those bizarre, quirky characters. So right!
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Lust for Life on Sep 16, 2016, 11:32:28 AM
Omg, today I have learned lots of stuff I didn't know:

1. açaí is a fruit (from a palm tree, the same one that gives us the palm hearts Val loves and that my in-laws brought us in a tin from France once).
2.açaí contains protein, which surprised me because I thought banana's were the only fruit that contained protein.
3. Omg, bananas are so NOT the only protein containing fruit! In fact they come 15th or 23rd on various lists of protein-containing fruit!

Then I come on gingerbeer to look for this thread and see in a different thread that someone has 3D-printed models of the clitoris for sex ed classes in France. The article mentions the clitoris first being mapped by a urologist in the 1990s, but I know I saw a diagram very similar to the 3D model in the 1980s. So I go off and Google the book I think it was in and find that:

4. JoAnn Loulan became a Very Controversial Person at some point, by marrying a man.

I am still processing this last bit. It's a) no biggie and at the same time possibly b) not great. Not her lifestyle choices, that's definitely no biggie, but I gather she went on calling herself a lesbian for years... Which is a bit like shouting from the rooftops that you a vegetarian but then publically eating meat and fish. It's not wrong go eat meat or fish if you want to, but it makes life a lot more difficult for actual vegetarians every time they refuse to eat meat or fish :-\

What a morning. I know nothing ???
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Grey on Sep 16, 2016, 02:40:01 PM
I think Our Bodies Ourselves was first printed in 1973 and The Joy of Lesbian Sex in '88
with those fabulous drawings

I remember when JoAnn Loulan "came out" that she was in a relationship with a man
And Holly Near was as well but she but never stopped performing at the women's festivals although she would be asked about it occasionally
Loulan seemed to have a much harder time of it though in queer women's community
I don't know why there was such disparity in their treatment
(even Butch/Femme was still an ongoing controversy!)-but maybe it was down to their respective communities ?
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Lost soul on Sep 17, 2016, 12:00:49 AM
That people are arses.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Lydia1960 on Sep 29, 2016, 02:49:36 PM
Everything in moderation.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Dec 26, 2016, 04:11:09 PM
One of the best non-medical inventions:

the internet

I can find and watch almost anything : )
Now, if only there were a truly international TV site I'd be in heaven :)
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: valerie on Feb 20, 2017, 02:14:10 PM
that gingerbeer has become very quiet. I remember when 50 people  were on  simultaneously.  Perhaps overshadowed by Face book?
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Alice@4 on Mar 01, 2017, 11:25:16 PM
That between 15,000 and 60,000 species are becoming extinct each year...
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Artist on Mar 02, 2017, 05:32:26 PM
That Yahoo email has bizarre threading feature, adding conversations unrelated to new email. Gave me a shock as I thought I got some virus! Only good thing about it is that you can switch it off!!!
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: auburn57 on Jul 08, 2017, 08:59:31 PM
I think I might hate Ivy more than Marmite  :o
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: sarah_m on Jul 23, 2017, 11:18:31 AM
sleeping gets you through the day.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: cigarettes and matches on Jul 23, 2017, 11:22:40 AM
sleeping gets you through the day.

 :D
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: cigarettes and matches on Jul 23, 2017, 11:29:49 AM
Not to beat yourself up over things that do not turn out as expected.  Yes it is natural to be hurt, angry or disappointed but then move on.  Life is too short to worry.  There are plenty of good things to be had and they are staring you in the face.  I have a LOT to be thankful for. 
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: Smik on Jul 23, 2017, 07:06:53 PM
that if someone cannot reflect on their behaviour they will never change therefore you have to change in order for the situation to change.
Title: Re: What did you learn today ?
Post by: cigarettes and matches on Jul 23, 2017, 07:35:56 PM
^  I agree but in my case I had to exit the friendship as it was becoming toxic and one sided.  At least I can hold my head up high in the knowledge that I behaved correctly and if she cannot then it is her loss and a shame on her part because she obviously does not know how to behave and treat people correctly.