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Other People's Kids

There's only one thing worse than kids. And that's other people's kids.

I've come to terms with my own kids. It's just a matter of time really. Learning to accept that they're there, and that they're not going away for years and years and years. It was tough at first, but I did it. We've found a way of living around each other. Conflicts break out occasionally, but on the whole there's a wary kind of Live and Let Live atmosphere. I suppose you could say we've grown accustomed to each other over the years.

This is where the trouble starts. Kids attract other kids. Wherever we go, to the park, to the shop, to the beach, kids come flocking out of doorways, from behind trees, in groups of two or three, the magnetic force becoming stronger and stronger until there is a huge squabble of children questioning and prodding and complaining.

This kind of thing never happens when you're childless. When I was young and free of responsiblilties, I wasn't constantly interrupted by the offspring of strangers, asking stupid questions about why my nails are that colour or whether I owned a Gamecube.

So kids attract other kids, even into the privacy of my own home. Privacy! Hah! So now, after a particularly vicious attack of other people's kids, I have a perma-scowl, an empty fridge, experience of dealing with a cleptomaniac, and worst of all, a broken bed.

A broken bed! Not my bed of course. That's still in the restricted zone. There is still a restricted zone. I'm not sure how much longer I can hold it. Their numbers are increasing all the time, and my strength is failing.

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Latest reply: Feb 27, 2003

Skins

I've noticed that there are a lot of arguments and discussions going on about Skins. A lot of Personal Spaces come with instructions about what skin they should be viewed in. I even discovered that there is a Fan Club for Goo and Brunel!smiley - laugh
Haven't as yet found one for Alabaster though.

Since I came here I've been toddling along quite happily in Alabaster, thinking the colour of the background to be of little consequence. However, I became curious as to what all the fuss about, so I've decided to experiment. I've just switched to Brunel. I'll give it a week, then switch to Goo. smiley - scientist

To be honest, I'm amazed at the difference. There's more to it than just colour, isn't there. It's a weird experience; same site, same conversations, but everythings moved and the colours have all changed. It's a bit like a hallucination.

Very Interesting.

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Latest reply: Nov 10, 2002

Faux Pas

Oh No!
I've only been here a couple of weeks and I've already made a terrible mistake.

I just dropped into a thread, read a kind of quiz question, read everybody's answers, and thought, if you put all the answers together, the answer is there. So I put everybody else's answers together, and the answer really was there.

BUT, I hadn't read the small print. Now it's up to me to provide the next question. Well, it's a pretty difficult thing to come up with at short notice. I gave it my best shot, but I've obviously made it far too difficult. Now what?

I'm feeling a bit embarrassed now about the whole thing. I'm not really used to these environments. The only forum I ever post on is a Reality TV forum. The questions there are mainly of a vague, semi-informed psychological or philosophical nature, or sometimes things like 'What time does "I'm a celebrity - Get me out of here" start'.

So now I'm hoping that somebody gets some divine inspiration. Soon.

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Latest reply: Sep 29, 2002

Faux Pas

Oh No!
I've only been here a couple of weeks and I've already made a terrible mistake.

I just dropped into a thread, read a kind of quiz question, read everybody's answers, and thought, if you put all the answers together, the answer is there. So I put everybody else's answers together, and the answer really was there.

BUT, I hadn't read the small print. Now it's up to me to provide the nest question. Well, it's a pretty difficult thing to come up with at short notice. I gave it my best shot, but I've obviously made it far too difficult. Now what?

I'm feeling a bit embarrassed now about the whole thing. I'm not really used to these environments. The only forum I ever post on is a Reality TV forum. The questions there are mainly of a vague, semi-informed psychological or philosophical nature, or sometimes things like 'What time does "I'm a celebrity - Get me out of here" start'.

So now I'm hoping that somebody gets some divine inspiration. Soon.

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Latest reply: Sep 29, 2002


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