Author Topic: The last person to post here wins  (Read 787876 times)

Laura

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4232
  • Kudos: 8
    • View Profile
Re: The last person to post here wins
« Reply #7200 on: May 10, 2022, 11:41:10 AM »
They do seem to hover just waiting for you to tempt them, don't they?
If I had to live my life again, I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner.
Tallulah Bankhead

Gyppo

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 15077
  • Kudos: 38
  • I've been writing ever since I realised I could.
    • View Profile
Re: The last person to post here wins
« Reply #7201 on: May 10, 2022, 12:00:21 PM »
And for everyone that just accepts fate and rolls over there is always at least one who spits in its eye and challenges it to do its worst.

"Hubris?  What's that?  Some sort of humous?"

Spell Chick

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 15639
  • Kudos: 16
  • Choose well
    • View Profile
Re: The last person to post here wins
« Reply #7202 on: May 10, 2022, 01:31:35 PM »
I am here for the win. And now I am winning.
Imperfect Reason My thoughts, such as they are.

Laura

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4232
  • Kudos: 8
    • View Profile
Re: The last person to post here wins
« Reply #7203 on: May 11, 2022, 11:33:57 AM »
Incorrect.
If I had to live my life again, I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner.
Tallulah Bankhead

Gyppo

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 15077
  • Kudos: 38
  • I've been writing ever since I realised I could.
    • View Profile
Re: The last person to post here wins
« Reply #7204 on: May 11, 2022, 12:08:28 PM »
Pops head above the parapet.

"Hi!"

Spell Chick

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 15639
  • Kudos: 16
  • Choose well
    • View Profile
Re: The last person to post here wins
« Reply #7205 on: May 11, 2022, 02:21:18 PM »
I was not incorrect. Time marched on. Things changed. But at the moment of posting, I was correct. I was winning. And now I am again.
Imperfect Reason My thoughts, such as they are.

Gyppo

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 15077
  • Kudos: 38
  • I've been writing ever since I realised I could.
    • View Profile
Re: The last person to post here wins
« Reply #7206 on: May 11, 2022, 05:18:24 PM »
But time, once again, has made a mockery of your bold assertion.

Spell Chick

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 15639
  • Kudos: 16
  • Choose well
    • View Profile
Re: The last person to post here wins
« Reply #7207 on: May 12, 2022, 02:24:50 PM »
All I can say is that it was correct at the time I pronounced it. Alas and alack, this, too, shall pass.
Imperfect Reason My thoughts, such as they are.

Laura

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4232
  • Kudos: 8
    • View Profile
Re: The last person to post here wins
« Reply #7208 on: May 13, 2022, 12:27:50 AM »
And passeth it haseth.
If I had to live my life again, I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner.
Tallulah Bankhead

Spell Chick

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 15639
  • Kudos: 16
  • Choose well
    • View Profile
Re: The last person to post here wins
« Reply #7209 on: May 13, 2022, 12:59:53 PM »
I'm not sure if this is determination or stupidity. Trying again.
Imperfect Reason My thoughts, such as they are.

Laura

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4232
  • Kudos: 8
    • View Profile
Re: The last person to post here wins
« Reply #7210 on: May 13, 2022, 10:51:53 PM »
More like tenacity?
If I had to live my life again, I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner.
Tallulah Bankhead

Gyppo

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 15077
  • Kudos: 38
  • I've been writing ever since I realised I could.
    • View Profile
Re: The last person to post here wins
« Reply #7211 on: May 13, 2022, 11:46:32 PM »
Tenacity is a good thing, except in your opponents ;-)

Spell Chick

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 15639
  • Kudos: 16
  • Choose well
    • View Profile
Re: The last person to post here wins
« Reply #7212 on: May 14, 2022, 01:42:32 PM »
I've done my yoga warm up stretches. I've done my workout for the day. Now I'm here to win. Schedule going according to plan.
Imperfect Reason My thoughts, such as they are.

Gyppo

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 15077
  • Kudos: 38
  • I've been writing ever since I realised I could.
    • View Profile
Re: The last person to post here wins
« Reply #7213 on: May 14, 2022, 03:22:32 PM »
I am removing my old combination oven and installing a new one.  Same make and model.  The old one was still working, but it was getting a bit temperamental.  No longer trustworthy and 100% predictable.  Repairing it would have cost at least half as much as a new one, and with no guarantee that something else wouldn't go wrong.

I've already replaced the turntable motor and convection fan with cheaper generic parts, but the magnetron is losing power, and that's an expensive swap even if I can get one.  The door hinges are sagging as well, and resisting any further adjustment.

It was time to stop throwing money at at.

The new one arrived two days ahead of the promised delivery date.

This is a chance to clean around all the hidden corners and crannies of the worksurface.  Reassuring to see there are no mouse or whatever droppings hiding behind it.  I didn't think there would be, but it's nice to know.

Right...  The washed down surface has had time to dry, on this fine and breezy day, so back to unboxing the beast.  Alma will love the box, unless I hide it away in the loft 'just in case'.

Gyppo

Laura

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4232
  • Kudos: 8
    • View Profile
Re: The last person to post here wins
« Reply #7214 on: May 15, 2022, 12:16:04 PM »
What will you bake first to christen the new oven?
If I had to live my life again, I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner.
Tallulah Bankhead