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Ramblings of a bearded lady...

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Bumped into Yoko in the cc!

And it reminded me of the good old days.   I remember the controversy when Yoko, Zelly and I got promoted so I went gravedigging and found it!   http://runescape.salmoneus.net/forums/topic/300594-yay-new-chat-mods/   Enjoy! :P

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Trying to watch 24

I never jumped on the bandwagon the first time it came on even though most of my friends did. I never liked getting into a series because it tied you down so you'd have to then be at home the same time every week to watch it (this was what 2000/2001 so I could have recorded it onto VHS but that was just hassle, and my dad always recorded over the tapes). Anyway saw it on Netflix and thought I'd give it a go. I've had to stop at about 11:00am series time as its just so boring and frustrating. The worst part? Knowing that there are still what 13 hours to go? Nothing they ever do goes smoothly and its just dragging it on a lot longer than it needs to.   So yeah, that's it.

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Have a Happy Period

Feminine Hygiene company’s hilarious response to Facebook comment accusing them of lying about “Happy Periods”     A few weeks ago, a now-wildly popular comment was left on the Facebook page of Bodyform, the British feminine hygiene arm of Swedish consumer goods company SCA, accusing the company of false advertisement. Richard Neill left the comment (pictured below). Neill’s totally sarcastic post has been liked over 80,000 times in just over a week, prompting Bodyform to release an equally hilarious tongue-in-cheek apology (in the video below) for its years of fabrications. “I think it’s time we came clean,” says “CEO” Caroline Williams. “We lied to you Richard, and I want to say sorry. Sorry.” This whole thing is hilarious! Enjoy.    

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Merch made me a birthday card!

She used this cat because I practically wet myself laughing the first time I saw it, and every time it gets reposted in some form or other on Reddit I just start laughing!   Thanks Merch!

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Styled by Paul

So I ended up on the Barbie website and I designed the "Paul" doll for MFI.       You can even get a doll T-shirt printed with your Barbie's name in comic sans!     Some other looks that can be achieved by your Barbies!       If anyone decides they are bored enough to have a go then click here!

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Thank You

So I do a little thing that makes me happy. You hold a door open for a stranger, or let them go first or any other act that would usually illicit a "thank you" from them, that makes you feel good in a samaritanny sort of way. When they don't say thanks, that's when the fun starts, I just say "you're welcome" regardless of if they say thank you or not, not rudely but really friendly like. Then I walk away. Totally obnoxious I know but its so much fun.   Today though someone actually said "what did you say?" in a quasi aggressive way after I'd done this. So I just said "oh I'm sorry, I thought you said 'thank you'" as innocently as I could muster.   So much fun!

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ENTJ

Pretty much putting this here so I can come back in the future, retake the test and see how I've changed.     ENTJ   Extravert 44%, INtuition 12%, INtuitive Thinking 38%, Judging 44% You have a moderate preference of Introversion of Extraversion. (44%)
You have a slight preference of Intuition over sensing. (12%)
You have a moderate preference of Thinking over Feeling (38%)
You have a moderate preference of Judging over Perceiving.
Extraversion and Introversion When we talk about "extraversion" and "introversion", we are distinguishing between the two worlds in which all of us live. There is a world inside ourselves, and a world outside ourselves. When we are dealing with the world outside of ourself, we are "extraverting". When we are inside our own minds, we are "introverting". We are extraverting when we: Talk to other people
Listen to what someone is saying
Cook dinner, or make a cup of coffee
Work on a car
We are introverting when we: Read a book
Think about what we want to say or do
Are aware of how we feel
Think through a problem so that we understand it
Within the context of personality typing, the important distinction is which world we live in more often. Do we define our life's direction externally or internally? Which world gives us our energy, and which do we perhaps find draining?       Sensing and Intuition The "SN" preference refers to how we gather information. We all need data on which to base our decisions. We gather data through our five senses. Jung contended that there are two distinct ways of perceiving the data that we gather. The "Sensing" preference absorbs data in a literal, concrete fashion. The "Intuitive" preference generates abstract possibilities from information that is gathered. We all use both Sensing and Intuition in our lives, but to different degrees of effectiveness and with different levels of comfort.   We are Sensing when we: Taste food
Notice a stoplight has changed
Memorize a speech
Follow steps in a plan
We are Intuitive when we: Come up with a new way of doing things
Think about future implications for a current action
Perceive underlying meaning in what people say or do
See the big picture
Within the context of personality typing, the important distinction is which method of gathering information do we trust the most? Do we rely on our five senses and want concrete, practical data to work with? Or do we trust our intuitions without necessarily building upon a solid foundation of facts?     Thinking and Feeling When Jung studied human behavior, he noticed that people have the capability to make decisions based on two very different sets of criteria: Thinking and Feeling. When someone makes a decision that is based on logic and reason, they are operating in Thinking mode. When someone makes a decision that is based on their value system, or what they believe to be right, they are operating in Feeling mode. We all use both modes for making decisions, but we put more trust into one mode or the other. A "Thinker" makes decisions in a rational, logical, impartial manner, based on what they believe to be fair and correct by pre-defined rules of behavior. A "Feeler" makes decisions on the individual case, in a subjective manner based on what they believe to be right within their own value systems.   We are making decisions in the Thinking mode when we: Research a product via consumer reports, and buy the best one to meet our needs
Do "The Right Thing", whether or not we like it
Choose not to buy a blue shirt which we like, because we have two blue shirts
Establish guidelines to follow for performing tasks
We are making decisions in the Feeling mode when we: Decide to buy something because we like it
Refrain from telling someone something which we feel may upset them
Decide not to take a job because we don't like the work environment
Decide to move somewhere to be close to someone we care about
Some decisions are made entirely by Thinking or Feelings processes. Most decisions involve some Thinking and some Feeling. Decisions that we find most difficult are those in which we have conflicts between our Thinking and Feeling sides. In these situations, our dominant preference will take over. Decisions which we find easy to make and feel good about are usually a result of being in sync with both our Feeling and Thinking sides.       Judging and Perceiving Judging and Perceiving preferences, within the context of personality types, refers to our attitude towards the external world, and how we live our lives on a day-to-day basis. People with the Judging preference want things to be neat, orderly and established. The Perceiving preference wants things to be flexible and spontaneous. Judgers want things settled, Perceivers want thing open-ended.   We are using Judging when we: Make a list of things to do
Schedule things in advance
Form and express judgments
Bring closure to an issue so that we can move on
We are using Perceiving when we: Postpone decisions to see what other options are available
Act spontaneously
Decide what to do as we do it, rather than forming a plan ahead of time
Do things at the last minute
We all use both Judging and Perceiving as we live our day-to-day life. Within the context of personality type, the important distinction is which way of life do we lean towards, and are more comfortable with.   The differences between Judging and Perceiving are probably the most marked differences of all the four preferences. People with strong Judging preferences might have a hard time accepting people with strong Perceiving preferences, and vice-versa. On the other hand, a "mixed" couple (one Perceiving and one Judging) can complement each other very well, if they have developed themselves enough to be able to accept each other's differences.

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A Grave Error

I went to my great Aunt's funeral today. I've never been to a burial before, only ever cremations. She died a few weeks ago but it had been on the cards for a while, she'd just sort of stopped eating. She'd withered away to nothing, she'd just given up I think after my Great Uncle John had died. She used to be so full of life and such a funny character that In the end she just wasn't her any more.   The church service was really lovely, lots of singing and funny eulogies. Then the pall bearers came in and we followed them into the cemetery. Its an old cemetery and Dorothy nearly didn't make it in as they said there wasn't room. When we explained to them (when organising the funeral) how many of our relatives were buried there they relented and said we could use one of the few remaining spaces.   So picture us following this coffin, through 2 inches of snow and mud all dressed in mourning attire, skirts and suits in shades of black and grey. We get to the grave, the hole is dug and the edges of the pit and the pile of soil are covered in one of those pretend grass carpet thingies. I guess the carpet is an attempt to make the hole look nicer, but its still just a hole.   We gather round and the undertaker hands each of the ladies a yellow rose from one of the bouquets, I take mine and hold my Granny's hand, Dorothy was her older sister. The Vicar lady recites a prayer as they begin to lower the coffin into the grave. I say begin because it only gets about half way before they realise it doesn't quite fit. A few relatives begin to giggle a little, as quietly and respectfully as they can manage as the pall bearers sort of jiggle the straps they are using to lower my Great Aunty Dorothy into her grave trying the shuffle the coffin in.   After a few minutes of this they lift the coffin up again and put it back on its supports. the head undertaker puts his hat on and begins to walk away. "where's he going?" someone asks, "Maybe he's going to get a shovel?" says my Granny grinning. The pall bearers look very uncomfortable, trying to remain solemn as possible in the midst of people laughing saying that this was just like Dorothy and did anyone happened to have a spade handy? One relative asks if we can put the coffin in sideways but my granny mentions that Great Uncle Johns ashes are in there and if we put the coffin in sideways he'll spill. My uncle Russell starts looking under the green carpet over the pile of dirt to see if the grave digger has left the spade there for filling in the grave later. He has, and a fork too for good measure. The pall bearers continue to stand there, heads bowed occasionally sharing an uneasy look with one of their colleagues. I'm guessing this doesn't happen often.   A couple of minutes later the undertaker returns with the gravedigger in tow. They try taking off the carpet from one of the sides of the hole, to see if that'll help. After a few more minutes of shuffling and my Uncle Steve saying things like "looks like Dorothy did manage to put some weight on in the end" it looks like its still not going to fit, the grave isn't wide enough. So the poor grave digger grabs the spade and starts leaning into the grave to widen it. Eventually he has to jump into the grave to widen it lower down. So there we are 20 odd people in our best clothes, standing in the mud and the snow laughing at the absurdity of it all as we watch a poor man in a 6 foot hole digging a grave for our Aunty Dorothy. He's there for a while, digging away and people are telling stories, memories and anecdotes about funny things that Dorothy did when she was alive. Eventually he jumps out of the hole and they start lowering the coffin, the Vicar resumes her prayer and we all give a hearty cheer when Dorothy reaches the bottom. Everyone agreed that she'd find it all very amusing if she was watching, at least she's given us all one last memory of her to hang on to.   Eccentric to the end, that's my Aunty Dorothy.   of the last minute, Uncle Steve wanted to get a picture of the man in the hole.

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Blog Settings

Every time I try to change my blog settings it just takes me back to the community blog page without letting me see the settings screen.   Any ideas anyone?   Also, FYI I'm Aabid and so's my wife.

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Cleaning up Ke$ha on a Sunday morning.

So it started with this picture of Ke$ha popping up on my Youtube.     So I sent It to Paul asking why someone would use that as an advert.     So Paul did try, but he was having some trouble.     This as you can imagine spurred Paul on to try again, and this time he succeeded, but only because he replaced her eyes and mouth with Catherine Zeta Jones' and heavily blurred it. But, it still looks better than the original!       I eventually managed to get something looking half human and vaguely clean after using a lot of filters     So here is my challenge to you Sal's. Take this picture and actually try to make her look washed, brushed, polished and sober.   Good luck!

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NASA - Spot the station.

You can get email or SMS alerts from NASA when the space station will be over your house at a time for good viewing. So exciting!   Read more about it here.

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What is the correct protocol?

Someone I know is getting married. We used to be friends but I haven't seen her in a year. Well, I bumped into her just after Christmas and had a chat with her and her fiance and they told me they were getting married and all that jazz.   The Maid of honour has invited me to the hen night but I haven't been invited to the wedding. Do I go? If I go will she feel obliged to invite me to the wedding, if I go will it make her feel awkward that I wasn't invited to the wedding? I don't want anyone to feel obliged or awkward! But if I don't go and I've been invited will that seem rude?   What is the protocol for this situation?   Why am I asking a bunch of teenage boys what the protocol for women getting married is?

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Runescape Sex Doll

Is it just me or is my character looking suspiciously like an out of proportion inflatable lover?  

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A wise decision?

I'm being put on a sedation course for work in November. They are putting me in charge of unconscious people.

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Off to the Olympics!

After work tomorrow I'm heading off to the Olympics! Rather excited! I'm volunteering at the stadium for a whole week and also at the closing ceremony. I'll mainly be checking tickets, welcoming people to the venue and ushering to seats.   Also get to work the closing ceremony and have tickets to go watch team GB play handball on Saturday morning.   So excited, no doubt I'll write about some stuff in here but as I'm sofa surfing for the week at mates who live in Londinium, dont expect to see too much of me.   Have a good one Salmons!

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Update on garage sleeping!

I lay down on a sun lounger and used a dust sheet for a blanket. God bored of that after a little snooze, bent some wire into a long arm hooky shape stuck my hand through the catflap and hooked the key out. Thus I had a lovely sleep in my own bed. YAY!

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Oh smashing

So I just got home to find that someone has locked all the doors and left the keys in them. Looks like I'm sleeping in the garage tonight. Oh joy.

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Dilemma

I'm so hot but if I open the window I'll get swarmed by moths. Which normally wouldn't bother me but last night they kept landing on my face when I was trying to sleep and it was really horrible.   Pointless blog entry I just wanted somewhere to moan.

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