A Conversation for LIL'S ATELIER

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Post 41

marvthegrate LtG KEA

[MTG Don't make any noise, Doom3 monsters are SCARY!]

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Post 42

Witty Moniker

I believe ltp had to sort out a housing issue and the associated lack of internet access that goes along with that. I saw a posting of his from a week ago that he hopes to be back online permanently in about two weeks.

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Post 43


Teuchter, it was me who posted and MR on the bus. smiley - smiley

As for the silly photographs, they're called "Old West" out here. A business gets together props and costumes, poses the participants as a ragtag bunch of 19th Century American West town characters, and the results are a sepia-tinted, fancy cardboard-framed photo. MR and I were two "working girls" (wink, wink, nudge, nudge), complete with big feathery hats, red satin with fringe, a bottle of whiskey, money sticking out of our cleavage and plenty of saucy attitude.

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Post 44


:: chucks down a marker before setting off to tackle the 6DXth blog ::

But whilst I'm here, I did notice that Z has brought up the subject of Amsterdam.

Ahhhh... what a wonderful place smiley - smiley

I spent several happy summers living there, flat & smiley - cat sitting for one of my Dad's old girlfriends whilst she went off gallivanting around the world on her hols.

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Post 45

Lentilla (Keeper of Non-Sequiturs)

Ah, yes - the old West photos. I always thought those were lots of fun.

smiley - book

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Post 46

Lentilla (Keeper of Non-Sequiturs)

Finally got to see the trailer/teaser for Hitchhiker's Guide. Surprisingly emotional response...

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Post 47

Asteroid Lil - Offstage Presence

I would love to see the "old west" photos!

Amy, I live in a pretty beautiful area. smiley - smiley Ruidoso is high ground compared to us, though -- they're hard up against the Apache reservation.

The clock auction ends 22 hours from now, and given that there are 35 people watching the item, I suspect that the last hour might be rather exciting.

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Post 48

Good Doctor Zomnker (This must be Tuesday," said GDZ to himself, sinking low over his Dr. Pepper, "I never could get the hang of Tuesdays.")


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Post 49

Mrs Zen

Off to help Rainbow paint her new house.

This has been a regular Tuesday activity for the last four weeks and she moves in about 10 days. It is surprising just how much time it takes to paint an entire four bedroom house, particularly when you cannot start till about 10.30 (it is over an hour away and she has to get the kids sorted before leaving) and you have to give the keys back at 4.50.

I have just realised if I get the Brussles job I'll have to move out of the flat and rent it, (arrrrggghhhhh), but I'll be able to afford to install a new kitchen

Anyway, I need some breakfast before I go, I guess.


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Post 50


I can see clouds, a lot of clouds! I think the heatwave is gone and maybe we'll even get some rain. smiley - winkeye

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Post 51

Mrs Zen

Oh, and does anyone know if those aerosol spray on fake tans are more reliable than the rub in cream ones?

I have very dark five-tone feet, fairly dark three-tone legs, and the rest of me is about right, (except for my back which is white-as-a-sheet).

I wondered if spraying stuff on would give a more even effect.

(striped like a tiger)

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Post 52


My natural tan is very uneven, the usual strap marks, brown arms and lower legs with varying shades in between from a pale tan to lily whiteness. I am considering a St Tropez tan at the health club before we go on holiday in an attempt to even things up a bit. I am useless at applying fake tan.

It is raining this morning and Cassie has already gone out got soaked, come in, had a good shake and rubbed her wet fur on my bare legs, whilst trying to persuade me to give her a second breakast. Then whilst I was trying to eat mine she sat on my lap, transferring her dampness to me whilst trying to ge her paw into my cereal bowl.

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Post 53


I was going to say something but then hootoo went all funny on me smiley - sadface
Now I've forgotten what it was I was going to say.

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Post 54

Amy the Ant - High Manzanilla of the Church of the Stuffed Olive

For fake tans I recommend Marks and Spencers stuff. The cream and the spray on liquid both give good results but I think the liquid gives better value for money. You must use a mitt.

Start by applying a small amount of fake tan to your face using your fingers or a cosmetic sponge. Avoid the eyebrows. Remeber to blend down below the chin line. Then spray about 10 or 12 times onto the mitt (or use a walnut sized dollop of cream) and do as much of your neck, upper back and shoulders as you can reach with one hand. Continuing with the same hand, recharge the mitt and work via your upper arm to your fingers. The trick is to rub hard - if you faff about you end up with stripes - and go over every part of yourself several times with the mitt, stretching the cream or lotion as far as it will go. Pay particular attention to the backs of your arms.

Work over the rest of your body using one hand; try very hard to reach as much of yourself as possible, including your back. Then swap hands and start again from your neck.

Quite a lot of your body will get done twice - once by each hand - but as long as you're not using too much lotion each time it will work out fine.

Allow yourself to dry for 5 minutes or so and only then wash out the mitt.

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Post 55


Sorry I'm late, everyone. smiley - tea please Matina. I spent most of yesterday at the British Library looking as learned as possible, and the evening running about in the rain at the Globe. Got home at nearly midnight having had wet feet since 4pm. Why oh why does having wet feet make them itch so much the next day?

I used fake tan once. I smelt like a digestive biscuit for days. Have they solved this problem yet?

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Post 56

Amy the Ant - High Manzanilla of the Church of the Stuffed Olive

There are worse things to smell of than digestive biscuits smiley - smiley.

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Post 57


*considers picking up the towel, but realises that it's already sodden*

Rather stupidly I walked out this morning without a coat or umbrella, by the time I got off the train it was an utter downpour and my current placement is a fourty minute walk from the surgery. I had to miss the morning clinic whilst I was drying up.

For some reason the stress of the approaching exams has started to get to me Hummm.

The hideous moment when we discuss our videotaped consulatations is approaching fast as well.. smiley - yikes

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Post 58

Amy the Ant - High Manzanilla of the Church of the Stuffed Olive

More exams, Z? smiley - yikes It's only five minutes since this semester started!

I know we're strapped for resources here at h2g2 but I'm sure we're not yet at the point where we have to share towels. I carry my own with me at all times, of course smiley - towel.

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Post 59

dElaphant (and Zeppo his dog (and Gummo, Zeppos dog)) - Left my apostrophes at the BBC

I'm with Phil. I've completed forgotten anything and everything I wanted to say. smiley - sadface But I didn't have a hootoo blackout, this is my own mental blackout.
smiley - dog

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Post 60


Indeed it seems like it's only been five minutes, but in fact it's been six weeks since the start of the semester, and the first set of finals are in week eight smiley - groan

smiley - cappuccino

I discovered fear for the first time last night when I stayed up until 2.30 to revise, and then I couldn't sleep when I did go to bed because I was worrying about exams. Still at least I'm actually working. General practice is a large broad subject that is very difficult to actually revise. I think I need an brightly coloured underlining pen and a new notebook - they always make things better.

<smiley - 2centssmiley - redwine>
Agggggh no money either - to buy said articles of revision aid, I would shoplift, but stationary shops always have loads of security becasue kids do the same thing - and being caught would ruin my career.

I've got *counts* five pounds though mostly in change to last the rest of the week, and I haven't done my food shopping yet, I've got a couple of days worth of food in, but not a whole weeks, and it's only Tuesday.

*smiley - eureka I've just remembered A owes me five pounds twenty! smiley - biggrin I can buy notebook and food!

I should add that I'm currently in a well of annoying (for you) self pity about my financial situation - and I've got the rather ugly feeling of envy, - which isn't made any easier by the fact that my current placement is in Harborne, a very affluent area of Birmingham.

smiley - crisps

I'm aware that resenting your patients is unhealthy and possibily dangerous, so I'm trying to supress the feeling and not let it affect me too much. I hope this won't be a problem when I graduate, after all I'm obviously not going to work in an area like this. Not when there's a shortage of doctors in deprived areas.

smiley - grr

When I was getting drenched walking to surgery I was stopped by a person in a BMW asking for directions it was all I could do not to call them an '**ing capitailst b***d' to their face. Still I did the rudest thing I, as a well brought up English person, could do and responded 'I don't know where that is' without adding the word 'sorry'.
</smiley - 2centssmiley - redwine>

This mess is partly, even largely, my own fault, and my head knows that blaming rich people is, unfair selfish and ugly, my heart on the other hand wants to scream 'it's not fair why should you have money when I can't afford new shoes.

Z - sorry for whinging at you.

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