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Re: New Weird
« Reply #330 on: May 13, 2024, 12:19:50 AM »
Thank you, I will listen to it when I can. I am about to have dinner right now but I will try to make a better answer later.
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Re: New Weird
« Reply #331 on: May 13, 2024, 07:39:41 PM »
*drops a "Hi, how's everyone?" into Weird*

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Re: New Weird
« Reply #332 on: May 14, 2024, 11:19:16 AM »
Hello PD! All is well here, how are you?

@Regenbogen, I have not heard the song yet, but someone else told me Portugal was good.

Today is a cold morning, 5 C right now. I am not looking forward to get out. Luckily I do not need to leave home too early but today I have classes until 21:00.
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Re: New Weird
« Reply #333 on: May 24, 2024, 08:32:49 PM »
I have a major cold, feeling miserable right now. Luckily yesterday I dictated my classes online (for reasons not relevant here). Since Wednesday I am at home. I am feeling pandemics vibe because I am not leaving home.
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Re: New Weird
« Reply #334 on: May 28, 2024, 01:18:37 PM »
Oh no, Dina, I hope you are better now.
I was quite busy these days. We had water damage in one wall of the living room. It's under control now, I hope, but I needed to re-plaster almost the complete wall. It's dry now, do today we are smoothing out the edges and remove the last residues of wallpaper on the parts of wall with intact plaster. I hope I will finish painting this evening, so we will be able to use the room on Thursday for my birthday. It is going to be rainy that day, so we will need to eat the cake inside.

Something happened to me yesterday, that I never thought would happen ever: I ran out of coffee! LOL.

My "baby" cousin is getting married this year.  So we'll have a wedding in a few months.


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Re: New Weird
« Reply #335 on: May 29, 2024, 03:28:57 AM »
I am better, thank you, but I am still not completely right. It is simply too cold at work, but coming home feels good. The days are quite cold still but they say next week will be warmer.

I am very sorry about the water damage but I am super glad is under control now. And hopefully all will be perfect on Thurday.

Gasp! Ran out of coffee! The horror! (That happens to me sometimes because I am the one who goes to the grocery store where they sell coffee, but hubby is the one who prepares the coffee. So he is supposed to warn me when coffee is about to ran out. As you can imagine, sometimes he frogets.

One of my "baby" cousins is getting married this year too! In August. He is 30 now, but I do remember the actual baby he was. One of the most beautiful babies I've ever seen, and I am not a fan of babies. Apparently they are only planning to do a toast or something and nothing else. They are already living together, they only want to marry because it will be easier for them to relocate together (he is apparently doing a post-degree residence in Canada, at least that is the plan).
Missing you, Md 

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Re: New Weird
« Reply #336 on: June 04, 2024, 09:41:21 PM »
*Waves semaphore flags in the Weird*

I remember back in the old days of the forum. I was a wee lad at the time, but these days I'm nearing 30.  :o
I actually had a moment like that the other day where I was talking to some friends about how my baby cousin is graduating high school this year. Lemme tell you I was not ready to accept that just yet. Also, @Regen, running out of coffee may be on the short list of entirely unacceptable situations. Hopefully you remedied this error quickly. :P
Is it just me or is it getting a little solipsistic in here?

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Re: New Weird
« Reply #337 on: June 05, 2024, 04:32:52 AM »
*glomps DC*
My dear DC, you will always be a young man in your heart, just like I am a young girl. So do not worry.
I hope you are doing well.
And yes, it is terribly jarring to see how old people became. I also had one of those moments once, when I realized my students had born in this century. It was a few years back, I am used to it now.
And of course, running out of coffee is unacceptable.

This Autumn here has been quite cold and everyone is or was with a cold, or a flu, or something (and a few weeks ago, when it was still warm, it was dengue. But they say the next few days will be quite warm, just like a little Indian Summer. We will see. Hopefully I will be able to sit in my chair without a blanket.
And on that note, I bid you adieu (time to go to bed). (((((((((((((everyone))))))))))))))))
Missing you, Md 

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Re: New Weird
« Reply #338 on: June 12, 2024, 04:42:30 PM »
Hello Weirdlets!
As this thread is having very little movement, I decided to liven it up a little. I will do at least a post every day, ,so to keep the lights on.
We have a warm but humid weather today. I am preparing a couple of things for my next class, which is tomorrow. And I will probably go later to a protest in front of our Parliament for reasons long to explain here (they are about to vote a law I do not like, in short).
Missing you, Md 

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Re: New Weird
« Reply #339 on: June 13, 2024, 01:28:50 PM »
Hello Weird!
I finally did not go to the protest I mentioned yesterday, and it was a good thing I did not, because there were disturbs and repression. They approved the law (which was expected) and in my opinion that is bad, but at least they did a few modifications. I won't say more about real world politics.
It is warm again, but very cloudy and humid.
Missing you, Md 

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Re: New Weird
« Reply #340 on: June 16, 2024, 11:20:44 AM »
Hello, weird!

We had a few turbulent days. Parts of Europe being flooded including southern Germany. Some of my friends and relatives had a hard time, some have been evacuated, we helped with whatever we could. Now it is calming down.
Our home is OK, only some water from the roof, but no other losses. We are grateful.
The big river stayed in it's bed on our side, no dam broke in our vicinity, mostly due to recent repairs and an important reservoir lake holding not much water before the heavy rains. So it had capacity and the river wasn't too full. But the small rivers and creeks flooded everything. There were only two villages around us that were not flooded. My husband had no way to get to his workplace, because the street was gone. It still isn't safe, but there is another way now that the water is gone.

Then there were several birthdays.

The cats are still only inside. Mini wishes to keep them in until after her birthday at the end of July. Almost all our cats died around her birthday. 😞
So we'll let them out in August. They will be 1 year old then.

The weather is still not what it's supposed to be. Still too wet and not very warm. Though the temperature for me is exactly right, if there wasn't the almost constant rain.

Maybe I'll take the bike to the river today to see how much water there still is.

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Re: New Weird
« Reply #341 on: June 16, 2024, 01:38:16 PM »
Double post!!!!!!!

The river seems ok. Still a bit more water than usual and very fast flowing, but soon it will be back to normal.

@DC:
And after the coffee catastrophe, I bought a lot of coffee which will last for several months, I am sure.
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Re: New Weird
« Reply #342 on: June 16, 2024, 07:10:05 PM »
Hello there!
I am glad things are not too bad with the floodings around you, Regen. Could you remind me the approximate
 area where you are?
Birthdays here too! Today is Hubby's birthday!! it is also Father's Day here, but none of us have our father with us. So, we could focus on the birthday. I "made" him a cake. The " are because I did not make it from scratch but I bought a premade dough that only need you to add 3 eggs and some milk. But I made a blueberry cream for the inside and the chocolate for covering the full cake. it looked all right and tasted better, so I think it was a success!
Among a few normal gifts I gave him 2 funny ones. The first was a Saint Seiya action figure for the Gemini Knight. The other, the piece of resistance, was a funko (you know, the figures that are everywhere) from himself! It has his name, looks more or less like him, has a remote control on his hand and the box has a picture of both of us. I love it.

Please, take care of your kitties.

Here we are still having temperatures that are a touch in the warm side, but Friday was very complicated with a lot of rain concentrated in more or less 1 hour but a while later is was mildly sunny.
I have to leave now because we have a Zoom with friends in a short while. Wish you all the best!
Missing you, Md 

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Re: New Weird
« Reply #343 on: June 17, 2024, 06:43:53 AM »
@Dina: Please tell your hubby a late happy birthday from me.
I'm sure the cake was very tasty and you mostly made it yourself.

@DC: there is a saying about time and age: you can see the flow if time when you look at the children.
When I was younger, I thought I understood, but now I really do understand. There are men and women today that I babysat and they are parents now. My own kids have grown so much and my first child is almost grown up. She will be 14 soon.
One of my friend's daughter has started working in my hospital as a nurse. She is born in this millennium. Very weird.
Then you look at the old ones and realise, that they have been the middle aged ones from your own youth.

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Re: New Weird
« Reply #344 on: June 17, 2024, 04:57:43 PM »
He says Thank you very much!
Yes, the cake was indeed tasty. Besides,  we also had some bonbons (I am not sure the name. Small pieces of chocolate, often filled with ganache, or a cream of mint, or alcohol.)  I bought a box of them so I could put a few of them above the cake and the rest were an extra gift for him.

Absolutely true about the flow of time. As I think I mentioned before, a few years ago, my students began being people born on this century. It was a serious shock. I am used to it now but i try not to think too much about it.
Missing you, Md 

There are many horrible sights in the multiverse. Somehow, though, to a soul attuned to the subtle rhythms of a library, there are few worse sights than a hole where a book ought to be. Someone has stolen a book (Terry Pratchett)