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Post 121

minichessemouse - Ahoy there me barnacle!

Pah, and you say I'm lazy!

Actually I should go wash up some dishes Unfortunately I think flatmate is in the living room so I cant stick the TV or some music on while doing it.

minismiley - mouse


Hiya.

Post 122

IctoanAWEWawi

Lazy? Nah, I can just think of a dozen things or more I'd rather do than cooking, that's all. It doesn't hold much interest for me. But then I'm of the 'food is fuel' view - there's food I like and food I don't like but I'm no where near being a foodie.

Ah, just bung the music on anyway, if it's loud enough you won;t hear their protestations!


Hiya.

Post 123

minichessemouse - Ahoy there me barnacle!

Hehe, decided to jump on some newbies first. Then a friend appeared on msn and well, I will do the dishes later.

I suppose I make tasty things when I am bored Which I have been for quite a while now. I finished with Dundee uni BEFORE the London meet smiley - whistle Have been essentially on summer break since.

minismiley - mouse


Hiya.

Post 124

IctoanAWEWawi

just been reading a fascinating thread over at bad science about the relative merits of scones (and how to pronounce it) lardy cakes, parkin, welsh cakes, oatcakes, bara brith, eccles cakes and rowies. Not sure what 'rowies' are though, albeit from Aberdeen apparently.


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Post 125

minichessemouse - Ahoy there me barnacle!

Ay tes, the eternal debate on the pronouncing of scone.

I'm of the s-con as opposed to s-kone or s-coon. Although scoone is a place, some people insist on it being the pronunciation of scone (weird people mostly)

minismiley - mouse


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Post 126

IctoanAWEWawi

I always wondered if the Stone of Scone had similar pronunciation issues!

Have to admit I use both scon (as per the pun) and s-kone (which sounds a bit scandiwegian to me) depending. But then I have a good mix of long and short vowels due to my southern/midland mixed upbringing.


Hiya.

Post 127

minichessemouse - Ahoy there me barnacle!

smiley - lurk

It's raining in my kitchen and I'm VERY bored.

minismiley - mouse


Hiya.

Post 128

IctoanAWEWawi

*in* your kitchen?

That can't be good, surely?


Hiya.

Post 129

minichessemouse - Ahoy there me barnacle!

no it's really not good, but I do insist on living in Scotland and on the top floor. It's more dripping than actual raining but still there's a waste-paper bin under it catching most of the drips and the landlord has been informed. Luckily I noticed it last night or I dread to think where the good litre of water I poured away this morning would have gone!

minismiley - mouse


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Post 130

IctoanAWEWawi

well yes, there is that. They always say you should open the windows and let the outside in, but perhaps opening the roof and doing the same isn't such a good idea.

So can you hear the dripping everywhere? I find it the most annoying of sounds!

Can't be that long till term starts?


Hiya.

Post 131

minichessemouse - Ahoy there me barnacle!

Freshers week is the 14th, Classes start the 24th. I still have a while yet. And my sodding flatmates are all away still until Monday

I'm hearing the drip less than I was last night when I was trying to find where the dripping noise was coming from. I didn't figure it out until I accidently stuck my hand under it. Still I have an excuse for the kitchen being a mess right now.

minismiley - mouse


Hiya.

Post 132

IctoanAWEWawi

yes, unidentified drips are even worse!

Hmmm, kitchen being a mess. You could try and rig up a bottle of floor cleaner to the drip location and have a constantly clean floor smiley - smiley


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Post 133

minichessemouse - Ahoy there me barnacle!

It's less the floor, more the dishes that are my problem at the moment. The washing powder has had to be moved to the draining board to keep it out of the way of the leak, so I can't wash dishes because there's nowhere to put them.

you see my problem!


minismiley - mouse


Hiya.

Post 134

IctoanAWEWawi

true - and a very good excuse for when your flatmates get back to a kitchen full of washing up!

On the other hand if it didn;t leak, or the floorboards weren't rotten or... it wouldn't be a student flat!

So up to much this weekend?


Hiya.

Post 135

minichessemouse - Ahoy there me barnacle!

Probably not. There are some folk about who aren't flatmates, but they all live reasonable distances away and I can't really expect them to traipse up the silly hill to get here. Flatmates are back at the beginning of next week (finally) so that will start the week of parties for flatwarmings and then there's freshers week and The other uni has it's freshers this coming week, so in short the next fortnight shall at some point contain a very smiley - drunksmiley - mouse Which should be fun.

minismiley - mouse


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Post 136

IctoanAWEWawi

smiley - laugh Ah, the good times smiley - winkeye I remember them well! Well, actually, not sure I do tbh.

I've got the next week off as hols. Nothing exciting though, got an assignment in for my course, a nieces birthday to go to, nephew coming to stay for the weekend and plenty to do on the house.

Should keep me busy if nowt else!

But for now I am off home to drink beer on a friday night and forget all about work!

Have a good weekend smiley - smiley


Hiya.

Post 137

IctoanAWEWawi

hiya, take it you have some company now and are a bit less bored!
All the students have turned up here now - lots of very lost looking freshers. I dunno, my nice quiet uni, full of people being obnoxiously young and enthusiastic - it's not on!
And they sit in my seat on the train!

Hope you are enjoying your new uni.


Hiya.

Post 138

minichessemouse - Ahoy there me barnacle!

I am a very busy bee indeed. There hasn't been a night free yet this week, Monday was a Pub quiz, Tuesday was Psych soc, Wednesday was Freshers Fayre and Circus (amongst other things) Last night was Guitar hero for 6 and 1/2 hours and tonight is Scouts. Have had a fair few lectures and stuff too, some classes don't start till next week, Seminars and tutorials mainly, all the lectures started this week. it has been good but exhausting. I am very glad to have my flatmates back, and all my friends to have lunch etc with.

Just washed a pile of dishes and need to get changed before heading to Scouts.

I don't steal train seats, I only live a mile and a half from the uni. Getting LOTS of exercise walking to and from (Dundee is mostly hill)

minismiley - mouse


Hiya.

Post 139

IctoanAWEWawi

sounds like you are having fun. Is it a big scout group?
I used to be a scout instructor, in my teens and 20s.

Guitar hero for 6.5hrs? smiley - yikes I think I'd have got bored before then!



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Post 140

minichessemouse - Ahoy there me barnacle!

I hate freshers flu smiley - ill

I also hate V*rg*n media for not sodding reconnecting the internet at my glat even though we paid the bill smiley - sigh

Scouts, umm, there are around 14 cub-scouts smiley - biggrin and a similar number of scouts (although I'm not sure)

Played another 5 hours of Guitar hero yesterday with a whining PS2 and an argumentative X-Box (technology eh?)

minismiley - mouse


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