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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby ChristopherT525 » 11 August 2022, 14:41

"I know exactly what I'd do if I retiled the shower room floor"
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby McTaggartfan » 11 August 2022, 15:05

ChristopherT525 wrote:"I know exactly what I'd do if I retiled the shower room floor"


I think that’s the most “adult” thought I’ve ever heard. Certainly it’s way more adult-like than almost any of my thoughts lol
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Marmaduke » 11 August 2022, 21:09

ChristopherT525 wrote:"I know exactly what I'd do if I retiled the shower room floor"

What would you do if you retiled the shower room floor?
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby ChristopherT525 » 12 August 2022, 06:39

Marmaduke wrote:
ChristopherT525 wrote:"I know exactly what I'd do if I retiled the shower room floor"

What would you do if you retiled the shower room floor?


There are some lovely blue and grey Indian-style looking tiles I've seen. I normally go for muted tones and patterns as I find a lot of things somewhat over stimulating but it looks good and would be a welcome change..
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Moroboy » 14 August 2022, 12:13

I think about meeting a top guy in morocco and have regular safe sex relationship.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Marmaduke » 14 August 2022, 17:25

Moroboy wrote:I think about meeting a top guy in morocco and have regular safe sex relationship.

Well keeping things within the same country certainly makes good sense.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby rogonandi » 17 August 2022, 11:06

I have a day shift today. It’s the first one in months or years as I always work 3-11. I’m a little anxious about it. :shifty:
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby McTaggartfan » 19 August 2022, 13:28

rogonandi wrote:I have a day shift today. It’s the first one in months or years as I always work 3-11. I’m a little anxious about it. :shifty:


How did it turn out?
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby McTaggartfan » 19 August 2022, 20:55

rogonandi wrote:I’m glad I wear gloves when cleaning because feces all over the public bathroom floors is not fun to clean up. :(


Ew!!! I just now read this and I can only say I’d not be working your job! Better simply to be homeless, in my opinion, than degrade myself by cleaning a public bathroom. The only job I’d accept in which I’d have to clean another’s feces would be that of someone working in hospice care.

[Edit] Sorry if that came across as at all classist! I’m classist, prejudiced, etc., in many ways, but I’d like to think this isn’t one of them. I’m simply extraordinarily put off by the thought of cleaning up feces.

[2nd Edit] Was this a horrible thing to say about your job? I’m sorry if it was; I probably didn’t think enough about it before posting it.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby McTaggartfan » 28 August 2022, 22:31

Okay, so, on the Wikipedia page for lemons, it's written that lemons are "used for culinary and non-culinary purposes throughout the world [...]"

But isn't saying "culinary and non-culinary" a bit superfluous, so that one might more easily say, "used for various purposes throughout the world?" I mean, I feel as though it's akin to my saying, "I sometimes think about Bertie Russell's theory of definite and indefinite descriptions," rather than simply saying, "I sometimes think about Bertie Russell's theory of descriptions."

Am I missing something, or is it just an instance of less-than-perfect writing?

Also, if the writer were trying to emphasize the fact that lemons are sometimes used for non-culinary purposes, though principally for culinary ones, why not simply write, "used for various purposes, especially ones that are culinary in nature."

I guess what it comes down to is that, regardless of why the writer chose to express herself that way, it still seems rather clunky to me. Anyway, there's my thought for the day! :P
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby René » 29 August 2022, 11:41

McTaggartfan wrote:Okay, so, on the Wikipedia page for lemons, it's written that lemons are "used for culinary and non-culinary purposes throughout the world [...]"

But isn't saying "culinary and non-culinary" a bit superfluous, so that one might more easily say, "used for various purposes throughout the world?" I mean, I feel as though it's akin to my saying, "I sometimes think about Bertie Russell's theory of definite and indefinite descriptions," rather than simply saying, "I sometimes think about Bertie Russell's theory of descriptions."

Am I missing something, or is it just an instance of less-than-perfect writing?

Also, if the writer were trying to emphasize the fact that lemons are sometimes used for non-culinary purposes, though principally for culinary ones, why not simply write, "used for various purposes, especially ones that are culinary in nature."

I guess what it comes down to is that, regardless of why the writer chose to express herself that way, it still seems rather clunky to me. Anyway, there's my thought for the day! :P

I'm gonna say the author thought anyone reading the article was likely to already know about the culinary purposes but wished to expand this knowledge to non-culinary purposes. So it's like "As you know, lemons are sometimes eaten. Did you know, however, that they are also used for purposes completely unrelated to nourishment? Come join me and learn of these additional wonders." :P
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Magic J » 29 August 2022, 16:14

Well, I for one am intrigued by the reportedly many and various uses of the lemon, and would like to know more.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby McTaggartfan » 29 August 2022, 17:17

Magic J wrote:Well, I for one am intrigued by the reportedly many and various uses of the lemon, and would like to know more.


Well, Wikipedia awaits! :thumbsup:
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby McTaggartfan » 2 September 2022, 03:37

Why are those ribbons people win at events called, 'rosettes,' when they're not even shaped like a rose?? Regardless of their being more two-dimensional, they look nothing like roses!
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby PopTart » 8 September 2022, 22:17

McTaggartfan wrote:Why are those ribbons people win at events called, 'rosettes,' when they're not even shaped like a rose?? Regardless of their being more two-dimensional, they look nothing like roses!

Probably because such ribbons are derived from military awards that were once handed out in Europe during the old days. Those were headed by "rosettes" nade of some manner of precious metal (for the time) with some manner of ribbon attached.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby McTaggartfan » 9 September 2022, 07:00

PopTart wrote:
McTaggartfan wrote:Why are those ribbons people win at events called, 'rosettes,' when they're not even shaped like a rose?? Regardless of their being more two-dimensional, they look nothing like roses!

Probably because such ribbons are derived from military awards that were once handed out in Europe during the old days. Those were headed by "rosettes" nade of some manner of precious metal (for the time) with some manner of ribbon attached.


And were those shaped more like roses? I don’t even know if my question makes sense, given what you’ve said. I’m a fair bit tipsy, because I’ve started drinking again; owing to depression, to that wretched and vile Amazon show, all of you lads, and the death of HM, the Queen. May her memory be for a blessing.

[Update] I may be a monarchist, but let’s be honest, King Charles is nothing compared to Queen Elizabeth—plus, as I’ve learned today from Mary (I’d not known, since I never paid attention to the drama of the great family), he has a great deal of baggage he’s bringing with him. Oh well, I suppose I’ll just have to learn to be as devoted to him as to Tolkien and Queen Elizabeth II. Shouldn’t be too hard, now should it?

You’re sweet to risk associating with one so gloomy and unpalatable as am I! But, then again, I suppose you always fancied yourself a fixer, didn’t you?
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Severelius » 9 September 2022, 10:46

I find myself slightly puzzled by my own reaction to Queen Elizabeth's death.

See.... I'm not a Monarchist. At all. I consider the Monarchy an utterly pointless at best and wretched at worse institution, one that in a modern democracy has no reason to exist and no logical way to justify its continued existence and the inherent gross privilege it receives in our disgustingly unequal society. I kind of hate it, not gonna lie. I hate it and wish it would be abolished.

And yet, despite being kind of casual and jokey about the idea of Elizabeth dying with my co-workers during the BBC coverage of her ill health the entire day, when the announcement was finally made I found myself getting incredibly emotional about it, and still even now the next day find it hard to really process the thought that the Queen is no longer with us.

And I find myself also instinctively getting very annoyed at those on social media, who normally I entirely agree with about how terrible the monarchy and all it represents is, who are jumping on this occasion to go about their shit-talking of it with an almost ghoulish sense of glee, as if now suddenly they think the tides of public opinion will immediately shift in their favour if only they shout at everyone about how terrible the Queen was for not going out of her way to abolish the monarchy herself.

This isn't going to make me a Monarchist, or a Royalist, or whatever else. It's not. The reign of King Charles III is going to impact my life in precisely zero tangible ways so it matters not one bit to me who sits the throne. But I dunno, maybe I'm just reeling from the historical enormity of this moment and it's making me kind of re-assess some of my attitude. Fuck knows. I just know everything feels weird now, like some ultimately pointless but yet monumental shift in reality has occurred.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Marmaduke » 9 September 2022, 11:26

Severelius wrote:I find myself slightly puzzled by my own reaction to Queen Elizabeth's death.

See.... I'm not a Monarchist. At all. I consider the Monarchy an utterly pointless at best and wretched at worse institution, one that in a modern democracy has no reason to exist and no logical way to justify its continued existence and the inherent gross privilege it receives in our disgustingly unequal society. I kind of hate it, not gonna lie. I hate it and wish it would be abolished.

And yet, despite being kind of casual and jokey about the idea of Elizabeth dying with my co-workers during the BBC coverage of her ill health the entire day, when the announcement was finally made I found myself getting incredibly emotional about it, and still even now the next day find it hard to really process the thought that the Queen is no longer with us.

And I find myself also instinctively getting very annoyed at those on social media, who normally I entirely agree with about how terrible the monarchy and all it represents is, who are jumping on this occasion to go about their shit-talking of it with an almost ghoulish sense of glee, as if now suddenly they think the tides of public opinion will immediately shift in their favour if only they shout at everyone about how terrible the Queen was for not going out of her way to abolish the monarchy herself.

This isn't going to make me a Monarchist, or a Royalist, or whatever else. It's not. The reign of King Charles III is going to impact my life in precisely zero tangible ways so it matters not one bit to me who sits the throne. But I dunno, maybe I'm just reeling from the historical enormity of this moment and it's making me kind of re-assess some of my attitude. Fuck knows. I just know everything feels weird now, like some ultimately pointless but yet monumental shift in reality has occurred.

She’s a woman who dedicated her life to service. Monarchy aside, she’s been the country’s leading and most experienced diplomat for seven decades. She’s the one the entire world thinks of when you use the word “Queen”. She’s one of the only constant factors in any of our lives outside of family. She’s a woman of 96 who was at work on the Tuesday prior to her death, shaking hands with Liz Truss of all things, because she promised the people of her realms that her entire life would be given in service to them.

You’re allowed to feel saddened by her passing. I know I do.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Brenden » 9 September 2022, 13:35

McTaggartfan wrote:
PopTart wrote:
McTaggartfan wrote:Why are those ribbons people win at events called, 'rosettes,' when they're not even shaped like a rose?? Regardless of their being more two-dimensional, they look nothing like roses!

Probably because such ribbons are derived from military awards that were once handed out in Europe during the old days. Those were headed by "rosettes" nade of some manner of precious metal (for the time) with some manner of ribbon attached.


And were those shaped more like roses? I don’t even know if my question makes sense, given what you’ve said. I’m a fair bit tipsy, because I’ve started drinking again; owing to depression, to that wretched and vile Amazon show, all of you lads, and the death of HM, the Queen. May her memory be for a blessing.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosette_(botany)
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby poolerboy0077 » 9 September 2022, 15:58

What do people mean when they say Queen Elizabeth II dedicated her life to service? Like, she’s a state-mandated celebrity who married her cousin, but I think it’d be a stretch to call that a sacrifice or duty in the ordinary sense of those terms. Someone mentioned something that I agree with which is that the US often gets a lot of flack by Europeans for excessive nationalism but seem to be blinded to it when it comes to fawning over the monarchy. Crying over the queen’s death is like crying over Kobe Bryant’s or Robin William’s. Like, yeah they were people, so it’s sad they’re gone to the extent there’s a human element to it, but most people didn’t know them personally, so it’s all just very odd and weird.
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