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Petty Hates

Post 11921

Anna Siren- the heathen of the deep, according to iTunes...

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr @ Mr X. smiley - smiley

PH: "am fire alarms. I'm now cold and sleepless. Not looking forward to heading to Belfast later, nor the seminar before it.


Petty Hates

Post 11922

You can call me TC

The girls in the office are just raving about the new James Bond film and watching the trailer in their lunch break. My PH is that I'll have to go and see it in German. Unless, perhaps I can find one with German subtitles..............


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Post 11923

Sho - gainfully employed again

(if you want to see an action film with a bit of smiley - drool in German try Schutzengel)

PH today: my brain has stopped functioning properly.


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Post 11924

Mr. X ---> I spent a year dead for tax purposes. It worked so well that I'm going to do it again.

I'm confused. You're clearly able to speak (or at least read and write) English. Why can't you see it in English?

You know, there /are/ theaters where you can see a movie with subtitles, even in its native language.

smiley - pirate


Petty Hates

Post 11925

You can call me TC

Yeah - *I* can - but this would be one of the things I would do with my husband, whose English is OK to converse, but not to understand a film. I go and see loads of films on my own in English. We are quite lucky with several university towns nearby that most blockbusters are available somewhere in the original sound track when they come out and there are even film festivals and art house cinemas if I really wanted to find some obscure stuff. So most of the time, I buy the DVD when it's going cheap and put my headphones on and watch films on the laptop with the English sound track. Not the cinema experience the directors have in mind when they're spending their millions, of course.

A big action film with little dialogue is fine in a cinema and a good way of spending an evening out with hubby. And James Bond is a tradition.


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Post 11926

Anna Siren- the heathen of the deep, according to iTunes...

PH: people taking umbrage over editorial comments. If you are in Writing and Publishing class, it's assumed you'll pursue this as a career of some sort. Editors, especially academic ones, can be worse than anything that class came up with; them whining won't make me, as a person, go easier just cos I know who wrote the piece. Having said that, there is a way to couch these things and some of us don't really know how to do it right, yet. And I believe, despite the above, it shouldn't have been in class (one on one would've been better maybe) and guidelines on feedback should have been given beforehand.

PH 2: not being able to prepare sufficiently for said class for various reasons and having a bad memory hit you like a 400 mile an hour train. That wasn't nice.


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Post 11927

Sho - gainfully employed again

was using my google maps (android) on my phone yesterday to navigate my way around Köln. And for some reason couldn't get it to display in the olde classice mappe stylee, but the areal photograph version.

In what way, when surrounded by buildings of at least 2 stories high, does having a view of their roofs help me orient myselff?


Petty Hates

Post 11928

KB

Hmm, good question. Köln is a cool place to become lost, though. It is full of fascinating bookshops. With cheap books. And really good food. Realllly good food. smiley - drool

PH: Pens that stop writing when they're still full of ink.


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Post 11929

Pink Paisley

Dog poo hidden in grass.

PP.


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Post 11930

Nosebagbadger {Ace}

I don't think that's an especially petty hate myself


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Post 11931

Pink Paisley

Bludding targeted interwebs adverts.

A couple of weeks ago I was looking for a shed. On Saturday I went and ordered one from a local shed shop (there are more of them than you might imagine).

Now wherever I go on teh interwebs, I see pictures of sheds.

You tube? Sheds. Blogs? Sheds. Football forums? Sheds.

Shed, shed, shed, egg, beans, chips and shed?

PP.


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Post 11932

Nosebagbadger {Ace}

Still not as amusing as when i bought my rubber knife from amazon - for weeks nothing but adverts for knives smiley - erm


Petty Hates

Post 11933

Pink Paisley

I want a rubber knife now but daren,t look for one because I know what will happen.....

PP.


Petty Hates

Post 11934

Lusus

Clear your browser's cache and those annoying ads will magically disappear


Petty Hates

Post 11935

Anna Siren- the heathen of the deep, according to iTunes...

Baumgartner's jumping! Watch Red Bull Stratos. This isn't a PH, rather it's how to spend an evening- but I do think yer man's a fool. There's a few minor problems going on...


Petty Hates

Post 11936

Mr. X ---> I spent a year dead for tax purposes. It worked so well that I'm going to do it again.

Why would you want a rubber knife as opposed to a metal one?

smiley - pirate


Petty Hates

Post 11937

Dr Anthea - ah who needs to learn things... just google it!

martial arts training perhaps....?


Petty Hates

Post 11938

Nosebagbadger {Ace}

Hehe, that is the conventional use
I bought mine as I'm put of a uni assassins group where you need to kill each other nonlethally, and it makes an excellant short distance weapon


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Post 11939

Anna Siren- the heathen of the deep, according to iTunes...

PH: iTunes. WHY have you made me change my password, you annoying piece of software? Hmm? And why, now, isn't my iPod syncing? Grrrrrrr.

PH 2: Long day. I'm tired but I need to wash my hair... sleep or hair?


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Post 11940

Beatrice

The number of exclamation marks that the guy introducing the morning phone in show uses (I can hear them in his voice....)


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