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« Reply #3390 on: September 24, 2011, 05:54:42 PM »

There's a train of thought that says peak oil is a myth and there's virtually limitless supplies of the stuff out there. Regardless, I think we should be conserving it for future generations and finding other ways of fueling our way of life. I agree that nuclear is probably the simplest way out if you want zero carbon emissions and an inexhaustible supply of energy. It's counter intuitive, but it is actually the least polluting form of energy and the lightest on our natural resources. When the oil runs out it will inevitably be our main source of power.

Sorry to hear of your woes, Russel -- 25k in a five year old car is absolutely nothing for a diesel engine. Yet another reason why not to buy British, huh? I got offered a really cheap three year old Range Rover a couple weeks ago. It was tempting, because I've always thought of them as being out of my reach, but then I thought of their reliability issues, poor fuel economy, expensive parts and servicing, and I soon decided to stick with my trusty Mitsubishi.
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« Reply #3391 on: September 25, 2011, 05:05:27 AM »

2015? Have you forgotten that the world's going to end next year?
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« Reply #3392 on: September 26, 2011, 02:58:26 AM »

Sigh. Monday morning again. Still, was a good weekend - Gloucester beat Bath at rugby. It still remains the key match of the season, world cup's notwithstanding. My voice has just about recovered from yelling at the ref. Latest story is coming on very well - although (alas) it's another that has exceeded the competition word count. Even got out on the motorbike twice - once in torrential rain - which, despite that weather, was very enjoyable (and far easier than cycling!). Alas, this week looks like it's going to be a busy one workwise. When Christmas?
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« Reply #3393 on: September 27, 2011, 07:10:09 AM »

Had a brilliant weekend in Wakefield and Leeds, although it transpires that bar and hotel staff do not value customer service very highly; they were either half-arsed or only vaguely interested in dealing with us. Spent the night in a Travelodge, on the same floor as about three groups of people who all came in between 3 and 5am loud and drunk  Angry but this was counteracted by a visit to the Hepworth gallery (very nice) and Yorkshire Sculpture Park, which was AMAZING. I'm hoping my housemate uploads the pics she took soon because it was a beautiful day and pretty much all the sculptures/exhibits were ace - in particular an exhibition by Jaume Plensa in which he encourages visiotrs to "caress" the work. The highlight for me was a piece called Jerusalem, in which you banged gongs. There was more to it then that, but I'm not posting an essay  Wink  grin
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« Reply #3394 on: September 29, 2011, 08:27:53 AM »

Was watching a sparrowhawk in my garden this morning. Last night was looking at the moons of Jupiter. And a few minutes ago was listening to a young girl sing beautiful folk songs. Pretty amazing where the big bang led to, when you think about it.

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« Reply #3395 on: September 29, 2011, 03:03:02 PM »

Was watching a sparrowhawk in my garden this morning. Last night was looking at the moons of Jupiter. And a few minutes ago was listening to a young girl sing beautiful folk songs. Pretty amazing where the big bang led to, when you think about it.

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« Reply #3396 on: September 29, 2011, 04:05:00 PM »

Was watching a sparrowhawk in my garden this morning. Last night was looking at the moons of Jupiter. And a few minutes ago was listening to a young girl sing beautiful folk songs. Pretty amazing where the big bang led to, when you think about it.

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« Reply #3397 on: September 29, 2011, 04:30:37 PM »

It must be the weather. I watched a buzzard circling effortlessly on a thermal while I was eating my lunch. For the minute or two I watched, it didn't flap its wings at all. It just wheeled and drifted. Gave me a tremendous sense of calm and wellbeing. I'm really enjoying this warm, sunny weather after all the rain we've had all summer. Too bad it won't last.
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« Reply #3398 on: September 29, 2011, 04:41:53 PM »

That's pretty much exactly what happened to me this weekend  azn I told my housemate (who was driving at the time) I find it calming and simply really nice to watch birds doing this, and she thought I was talking rubbish  rolleyes
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« Reply #3399 on: October 02, 2011, 12:12:40 PM »

Got my roast pork in the oven. Roast tatties, too. Green cabbage and swede are chopped and on the cooker top ready. Crackling is crisping up lovely. Can't wait afro

What a great few days of weather we've had. In some ways it's made me feel sad, though -- made me miss the summer evenings on the patio we should have had, but didn't have the weather for. It really was a crap summer for weather, wasn't it? Shame this sunny spell can't last. I could do with a few weeks of it.

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« Reply #3400 on: October 02, 2011, 01:27:06 PM »

got food poisoning and spent last night on the bathroom floor--not doing much better now, but hopeful it will clear up by teh end of teh day...trying to do some crits but it ain't easy... Cry
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« Reply #3401 on: October 02, 2011, 05:11:11 PM »

Yuk -- there's nothing that makes you feel quite as wretched as food poisoning. I hope you're feeling better soon, JS undecided
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« Reply #3402 on: October 02, 2011, 05:32:15 PM »

Ed--thanks.  I running the 102 fever now and can't get it down...will need to hold off on crits and get some sub plans together for school tomorrow...
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« Reply #3403 on: October 02, 2011, 06:38:01 PM »

What was it -- seafood or chicken?
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« Reply #3404 on: October 02, 2011, 07:38:52 PM »

Take care of yourself and feel better, JS!  undecided

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