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Origami as a commuting activity

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Pimms

I first got started with origami on bus journeys in Sheffield.

I found the journey time generally sufficient to dissect my bus ticket and make two small flapping birds smiley - peacedove, and sometimes start on a a third still smaller one from the bit left over.

Gradually I completely filled a pint (yogurt) pot with these birds, which then made great decorations, when I had a chinese themed evening, threaded onto lengths of cotton.

Some nice things about doing origami in public are that you can get:
the pleasure of creating something,
the pleasure of other people admiring it (sometimes) and
the pleasure of giving it to someone who appreciates it afterward.

I nearly always try to give my origami away now - far too much has piled up under my desk and in my pockets.

Strangely I've found that some people find it off-putting when you engross yourself in minute folds of paper - which is why I'm trying to give it up for lent. In its favour origami is cheap, quiet, and good for your dexterity.smiley - biggrin

Warning: origami is generally not a good idea when you are driving a vehicle, or on foot. A book is a better choice, as long as you have reasonable peripheral vision smiley - bigeyes.

Pimms smiley - stiffdrink


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Tweety Pie

sinistercoincidence you've done better than Pimms in reading personal spaces before replying. Have you considered adding Celtic Knotwork to origami as a time-consuming creactivity?

Well done on the offer from Cambridge smiley - biggrin I hope it turns out ok. I also applied to Cambridge, but didn't end up there.

Nickname seems fine to me - would it refer to some morganatic alliance?

Tweety Pie smiley - chick (a southpaw)


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Tweety Pie

Sinister (if I can call you that) I've spotted the addition - had you found a link to the myth of 42? A530560smiley - magic(the ACE who first welcomed my alter ego pointed me to it)
You might have overlooked the 'keeping the numbers in the same order' bit. This adds a bit more challenge.

Bemused by compliments re Personal Space. Compared with some more established researchers I have done virtually zip. There are probably hints in entries elsewhere as to how to personalize your space much more, but I prefer to browse than primp.

Nothing occurs to me for decoding the other part of your nickname smiley - erm. My alias here has no hidden layers.

must dash smiley - run
Tweety Pie smiley - chick


Origami as a commuting activity

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Pimms

Hi SinisterCoincidence

smiley - sorry I took so long to reply - couldn't get to my computer.

Where would you recommend looking for instructions on modular origami? Never tried it myself, concentrating on single piece creations like dragons and flying pigs.

Your nickname is fine (don't make it any longer). I did write a lengthy reply about what annoyed me smiley - grr about 'silly' names, but lost it when my pc refused to preview it.
Suffice to say I am almost as guilty having added my Lent banner comment, but at least it is informative and topical, which is often more than can be said for additions like Royal Keeper of Unwashed Balwynti Irritatingly long and meaningless Threads, which bypass my good humour on the second reading, like pop-up adverts, but nevertheless must slow down my loading of conversations fractionally.

Pimms smiley - stiffdrink


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Pimms

I've never found any bookshops that carry in stock origami books worth buying. In my experience of internet sourced origami it is easy to find bibliographic recommendations, and some-time when I really need the books I'll source them through an internet bookseller (as I say on my home page I do live in the middle of a sea on an island - bustling metropoli with cornucopias of books are an inconveniently long way away).

Smileys are simplicity to use if you use Brunel as your skin (which can be set in Preferences), as a useful selection appear below the Reply box. Of course once you are more familiar with them (having gone to the <./>smiley</.> index a few times) you just need to remember the descriptive word and enclose it in the pointy brackets.

Pimms smiley - stiffdrink


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Pimms

smiley - sorry lost my first paragraph there, which said (slightly more verbosely):
Thanks SC smiley - smiley for both the links and the warning. I'll leave the hobby expansion for a rainy day.

Pimms smiley - stiffdrink


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Tweety Pie

Love? smiley - loveblush SC! We've hardly been introduced.

Would you consider adding my 'umble self to your list of friends? I have not yet created any 'friends' links myself, but to paraphrase 'let not to the meeting of two minds make impediment' smiley - smiley

Cordially yours
Pimms smiley - stiffdrinksmiley - winkeye


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Pimms

SC the above was me - but I was on Tweety Pies log in.smiley - winkeye

Apart from conversing, browsing and learning Smileys do you intend to write Guide Entries? I've browsed one or two of your interests (that prevent you learning Guide ML) - so far only coffee spoons presents itself as an unsung entry, though of course this may have quite limited appeal (maybe there's a lot about them I don't know) The general element has been covered A352739 Please don't join the sporkite rebellion smiley - spork

Pimms smiley - stiffdrink


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