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#51 2017-06-19 15:23:53

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

*hands Magpie some basting sauce*


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#52 2017-06-19 15:38:03

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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

I'm getting so much more done now that I don't constantly think "I should be studying instead" - and then procrastinate because I don't want to do that either.


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#53 2017-06-19 15:54:51

Peter
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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

Merenwen wrote:

Oh, I had a most excellent prospect of sunburned arms and pale beer bellies. :D

Tantalizing!
Somehow they never look like in the coke light advertisement :D


"hitting the snooze button is totally an act of worship and not laziness"  -Magpie, slightly out of context

 

#54 2017-06-19 15:56:13

Peter
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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

Hmm, Crispy Firsfron and Cooked Magpie. This sounds delicious ;)


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#55 2017-06-19 16:01:47

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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

Don't eat me! Fried firs cause hairballs! A juicy bird would be much tastier...


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#56 2017-06-19 16:17:27

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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

*dribbles into mint*

Hi I'm the Libra-Puddle *desperately wishes for the magical change of name as per old-school*

I had an absolutely horrid night last night.... 7 mosquitoes who played the "I shall come and buzz around your head when you're lying down, but hide when you turn on the light" game

By the time all seven were bravely slain, I had gotten into such a rage and crying fit that sleep completely eluded me and I saw it getting light, heard the birds... and then woke up to scorching breathless weather.... and just couldn't cope... so called in sick.... or at least tried to call in to see if I could work from home and had my manager tell me "You never call in sick, so today you will." But of course work goes on and I still spent half the morning fixing things...

It should be slightly less hot tomorrow... So I prepared my car for tomorrow.... with reflecting things and big towels... as my airconditioning is leaky and that costs more than the value of the car to repair...
Work will be dreadful because the airco is actually turned off in my part of the building... "It has to work so hard to cool down our area, that it breaks.." So while the rest of the building gets to have "cool-ish" air... we get the 40-50 degree one... Seriously considering doing the APAC shift the rest of the week.... (11pm - 7am)...


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#57 2017-06-19 16:26:32

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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

*tries to hug the Libra-puddle*
*watches the puddle flow through his arms*

Sorry to hear about all those issues... hope you can install mosquito nets soon. So many little things to take care of with a new place. And I hope you get all of the sleep tonight!


"hitting the snooze button is totally an act of worship and not laziness"  -Magpie, slightly out of context

 

#58 2017-06-19 17:00:09

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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

Ha, speaking of A/C, a coworker reminded me of this today... He had to go to one of our client sites Friday and tell them that we were turning off their A/C. There's construction work going on in the same space, so all the piping in the ceiling is exposed, making it the perfect time to replace it. ... Except it's the hottest it's been all year, so they got to be all melty.

In other news, today was freaking lonnnnng and frustrating. I had a ton of stuff to do, but most of it relies on other people getting they're $#!* together, which is of course impossible. Then 15 minutes before the end of the day, I get "so btw [coworker] came over and said his contract that we do x, y, and z for is changing for x but not y or z so those things we talked about earlier might be completely moot." You know, those things we spent an hour plus just today talking about, and the hours of brainstorming for the past month. ... Yeah.


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#59 2017-06-19 23:35:36

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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

*sends icy huggles to all*

My office is not exactly cool, but it's definitely not hot either. Back into the fray of finding out basic stuff that should have just been documented but isn't...


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#60 2017-06-19 23:53:14

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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

I had an idea last night, about the motivation of the villain in one of my story ideas. It appears my stories are coming back at last.


Basically, I'm Prince Josua in jeans and sneakers, or a different flavor of Renie Sulaweyo.
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#61 2017-06-20 00:18:04

Sahi
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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

Hurray!


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#62 2017-06-20 00:39:52

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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

Just made cucumber water at work. So I won't have to resort to drinking coke in the afternoon to cool down after my lunch walk.


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#63 2017-06-20 01:47:26

Peter
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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

Magpie wrote:

I had an idea last night, about the motivation of the villain in one of my story ideas. It appears my stories are coming back at last.

Or you are getting better at thinking like a villain ;)

*waves good morning*


"hitting the snooze button is totally an act of worship and not laziness"  -Magpie, slightly out of context

 

#64 2017-06-20 02:25:04

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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

*waves back*


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#65 2017-06-20 03:24:09

Merenwen
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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

*waves*

Well, so much for having something to do today. The server just crashed again and I am not able to to anything until the problem is fixed...

 

#66 2017-06-20 03:34:39

Peter
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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

Guess you'll have to spend all your time melting and thinking of construction workers with beer bellies :p


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#67 2017-06-20 03:35:26

Peter
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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

I expect to do some serious melting myself in the next days. It's supposed to be well above 30 for a while, so my apartment is going to heat up eventually :/


"hitting the snooze button is totally an act of worship and not laziness"  -Magpie, slightly out of context

 

#68 2017-06-20 03:42:32

Merenwen
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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

Peter wrote:

Guess you'll have to spend all your time melting and thinking of construction workers with beer bellies :p

Haha, I think I can entertain myself with more pleasant views. After all, I still have normal internet access. ;)

As to the heat, today is more bearable. We have 25 degrees and it is not as humid and sticky as yesterday. But according to the weather forecast, temperatures should rise here again the next days, too.

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#69 2017-06-20 03:44:46

Peter
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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

Guess you're lucky it's just your servers that died and not the internet connection.


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#70 2017-06-20 03:49:32

Merenwen
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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

Yes, it is just the intranet. Otherwise I really wouldn't know how to kill the time here.

 

#71 2017-06-20 04:33:21

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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

Peter wrote:

Magpie wrote:

I had an idea last night, about the motivation of the villain in one of my story ideas. It appears my stories are coming back at last.

Or you are getting better at thinking like a villain ;)

*waves good morning*

*waves back*

I'm still not entirely sure what she is trying to do, but I know why she does it, at least.


Basically, I'm Prince Josua in jeans and sneakers, or a different flavor of Renie Sulaweyo.
- Tad

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#72 2017-06-20 05:07:17

Sahi
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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

Today was a much better day for a lunch walk. It was not as hot to begin with, and there was a cool breeze as well.


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#73 2017-06-20 05:23:25

Merenwen
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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

Yes, I just came back from my walk as well. It was much better than yesterday.

 

#74 2017-06-20 05:43:30

Sahi
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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

There, my speaker mentoring program has been launched. Let's see how many people will enroll. :) (It's for a specific conference here in the Netherlands.)


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#75 2017-06-20 06:37:19

Ad1tu
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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

Magpie wrote:

I had an idea last night, about the motivation of the villain in one of my story ideas. It appears my stories are coming back at last.

Ooo exciting :)


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