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12 minutes ago, Betty LaRue said:

Nice picture!

My oldest sister is just barely on the side of pessimism. I always wondered if it was birth order, because she often had the responsibility of two younger sisters while our mother worked before and after divorce. But if it is wiring, probably not.

I wonder if the “wiring” has anything to do with left-handedness, because I’m a leftie. Both sisters are righties and lean toward pessimism.

 

One day, we lefties will rise up and take over the world. There will be bigger choices of left-handed scissors, softball mitts, guitars, can openers and other things, and be priced the same as the right-handed things. At least there are some now, when I was growing up, nada. I played softball with the mitt on the wrong hand, and could barely field a ball. A left-handed one probably could have been ordered, but was too expensive. I played my guitar upside down with the small string rattling around in the big groove. I eventually bought a left-handed one but had to pay a premium.
And we’ll write in notebooks starting at the back page with the coils on the right instead of the left.😉 I should do that now. But the first-grade teacher who whipped my left hand with a ruler when she caught me using it made too much of an impression.


Oops, meant to write DEVOUT before, not devote.

 

Well this is no too scientific, but I am right handed and my pessimist brother is left handed.  I hear you about being a leftie in a right handed world.  My brother complained often.  He played ice hockey and paid a premium for left handed hockey sticks as well as other sporting equipment. Not to mention getting ink on your hands while writing.

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Today was my first second license of the week. 

 

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4 hours ago, Michael Ventura said:


Oops, meant to write DEVOUT before, not devote.

 

Well this is no too scientific, but I am right handed and my pessimist brother is left handed.  I hear you about being a leftie in a right handed world.  My brother complained often.  He played ice hockey and paid a premium for left handed hockey sticks as well as other sporting equipment. Not to mention getting ink on your hands while writing.

Ink, whadda ya mean, ink? I thought that’s how left hands were supposed to be. And all reports were smeared. I did learn how to put a blank piece of paper under my hand and it solved both problems. Lefties are good problem solvers. 😁 we have to be.

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1 hour ago, MizBrown said:

Today was my first second license of the week. 

 

Good, I’ve only sold two for the month.

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21 minutes ago, Betty LaRue said:

Good, I’ve only sold two for the month.

 

I normally sell three a year over the last three years with just a bit over 900 photos in my portfolio. 

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My little long haired Jack Russell came through a rough session to extract a number of teeth today.  At nearly 15, with a heart problem she's had since 18 months it was always risky to put her under anaesthetic but she survived and seems totally unconcerned.  Tough little bitch.  Long may she paddle on:

 

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Aw. She looks like a real sweetie. Congratulations on a successful day.

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3 hours ago, John Richmond said:

My little long haired Jack Russell came through a rough session to extract a number of teeth today.  At nearly 15, with a heart problem she's had since 18 months it was always risky to put her under anaesthetic but she survived and seems totally unconcerned.  Tough little bitch.  Long may she paddle on:

 

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It was a necessary job. Diseased teeth/gums can infect the bloodstream, potentially the heart. You probably extended her life by doing the hard thing. I had poodles and a Yorkie prone to unhealthy teeth.
I bought a tooth scraper Instrument from a friend who is a veterinarian and began cleaning my Yorkie’s teeth myself. She allowed it because she loved me, so no anesthesia involved. It wasn’t a fun thing to do, though, for either of us.
Your dog is a beauty.

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Erected the rotary drying line today. Now to get some washing done.

 

Allan

 

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We have another robin's nest. I was in the garden talking to a neighbor when a bird flew by. I saw it go to it's nest. I had been wondering why there was debris in the doorway below. They like these blue plastic strings. Such a messy nest! But it looks like we will have more babies. So happy.

 

Paulette

 

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13 minutes ago, NYCat said:

We have another robin's nest. I was in the garden talking to a neighbor when a bird flew by. I saw it go to it's nest. I had been wondering why there was debris in the doorway below. They like these blue plastic strings. Such a messy nest! But it looks like we will have more babies. So happy.

 

Paulette

 

The robins seem to feel your area is a safe place to raise a family. Ain’t nature wonderful?

I had to get slightly rude with a door-to-door salesman who tried to insist on selling me a pest-control deal. I told him I couldn’t afford it first thing, but he persisted. Until I raised my voice one notch and said, “I. Can’t. Afford. It!!!”

It’s really hard for me to be rude.

He was especially asking about ants in the house, as if he had secret information that I waged a successful war with them a couple of weeks ago! :D

So I guess my good news is that I didn’t allow him to steamroll over me!

Betty

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On 27/05/2020 at 09:48, Allan Bell said:

 

Erected the rotary drying line today. Now to get some washing done.

 

Allan

 

 

But did you take a photo?

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Good news: I get to travel tomorrow.

Bad news: it's for a funeral. Worse news: yes it was coronavirus. Very slightly less awful news: he was 2 months short of 90.

Better news: I made this today. A house number for the gatepost.

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1 hour ago, Bryan said:

 

But did you take a photo?

 

DARN!

 

Allan

 

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Had a real nice day. A childhood friend, who lives in Brooklyn, NY called and said he had some business to do in Delaware (just about half way between us).  So he suggested that we meet there for lunch.  The one good thing about having no work due to the virus, it was not a problem to jump in the car and go.  It was also a great opportunity to bring him this framed photo of mine that was a gift for his new apartment.  We found this great take away seafood place that had excellent crab cakes and fries (chips)...love crab cakes (crab meat burger like sandwiches, not dessert).  We parked our cars in such a way so that we could talk but still be six feet apart.  So worth the drive to see an old friend...been close friends since we were 8 years old! 

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On 27/05/2020 at 03:41, Betty LaRue said:

Ink, whadda ya mean, ink? I thought that’s how left hands were supposed to be. And all reports were smeared. I did learn how to put a blank piece of paper under my hand and it solved both problems. Lefties are good problem solvers. 😁 we have to be.

 

I'm a leftie too Betty, and I also learned to use a piece of paper to avoid smudging ink. At school I remember other kids thinking I'd injured my little finger because it was blue with ink and looked like a bruise. I've noticed some lefties develop a writing style where they curve their hand around to avoid smudging, but I've never been able to do that. 

 

It seems quite common for a lot of lefties to be a bit ambidextrous. It is hard to know how much that comes from fitting in with a right handed world and how much it is there from the start. In my case it feels like a bit of both. I actually use scissors and play guitar right handed, but write left handed. I did athletics as a kid and threw the javelin and shot put with my left arm, and the discus with my right. My brain also tends to work sideways, to think laterally, which can be good for problem solving, but also means I'm not always good at linear thinking and can be a bit all over the place 😜 

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9 hours ago, Sally R said:

 

I'm a leftie too Betty, and I also learned to use a piece of paper to avoid smudging ink. At school I remember other kids thinking I'd injured my little finger because it was blue with ink and looked like a bruise. I've noticed some lefties develop a writing style where they curve their hand around to avoid smudging, but I've never been able to do that. 

 

It seems quite common for a lot of lefties to be a bit ambidextrous. It is hard to know how much that comes from fitting in with a right handed world and how much it is there from the start. In my case it feels like a bit of both. I actually use scissors and play guitar right handed, but write left handed. I did athletics as a kid and threw the javelin and shot put with my left arm, and the discus with my right. My brain also tends to work sideways, to think laterally, which can be good for problem solving, but also means I'm not always good at linear thinking and can be a bit all over the place 😜 

I do everything important that requires precise work left-handed. Casting a fishing pole also. But I lead with my right foot when I start to walk and I’m right eye dominant. And I have an artistic bent. I don’t say I’m good at it, but I have it and it’s a compulsion.

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2 hours ago, Betty LaRue said:

I do everything important that requires precise work left-handed. Casting a fishing pole also. But I lead with my right foot when I start to walk and I’m right eye dominant. And I have an artistic bent. I don’t say I’m good at it, but I have it and it’s a compulsion.

 

Oh Betty I am sorry to hear your artistic is bent.

 

I am left handed too and when at school I was left footed. (Oops, please don't read that the wrong way.) I meant that I kicked a ball with my left foot. Yet when holding a cricket bat I hold it in the right handed mode. If I try the left handed way it feels all wrong. Also when I was in the seniors at school we had an art teacher who suggested I go to art school but I was told to get a "proper job" by someone else. You never know I could have been another Hockney or Turner.🤣

 

Allan

 

Cleaned half the garage out today. Will move the rubbish to the clean half tomorrow and clean the free side out.

 

ITMA

 

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Keeping on topic

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I got a cat-sitting booking today for mid-July. I've been doing my usual weekend gig for a few weeks now but this is the first sign that people may travel again and I will have work. Feels so good to get a bit of normality back.

 

Paulette

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Allan, you nut! Yet a good nut. If I kicked a ball, it would be with my left foot. I think.....maybe..who knows. It’s been too long. I can only relate to the last time I kicked someone’s butt, which was more recent. You gotta watch us bent people.
 

Paulette, that sounds promising. Normality is wonderful.
I have cut and colored my hair most of my life except for a few times. Today I’m going to a stylist. Since I’m going grey, now, I want to see if she can blend the grow-out so it’ll look a little more graceful. 
I must say I have trepidation about getting out, but I don’t want to spend the rest of my life sheltering in my house. Whatever happens, I guess I’ll deal with it or I won’t, or my body won’t. I’m still doing masks, hand-washing and distancing. But I can’t distance from a hairdresser. Gulp.

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Picked and shared with the Mrs our first home grown strawberries of the year - raised in a greenhouse which I am tending due to the virus lockdown of the owner. Absolutely delicious, those you buy in supermarkets are tasteless in comparison.

 

Then  - our musician mate sent us a transcription of a Kathryn Tickell tune arranged for treble recorder and piano, not too difficult to play and a lovely tune. The treble starts on F, which makes it difficult to play many popular tunes, but our friend also plays the treble and knows how to get around the problem without having to resort to multiple accidentals.

 

Plus - heavy rain forecast for tomorrow, the garden desperately needs a drink.

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6 lemon pips sown from a supermarket lemon have all germinated. Contacting Sainsbury for a fruit supply contract. 😁

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4 minutes ago, aphperspective said:

6 lemon pips sown from a supermarket lemon have all germinated. Contacting Sainsbury for a fruit supply contract. 😁

Next time I'll fish them out of the gin and tonics.

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1 hour ago, spacecadet said:

Next time I'll fish them out of the gin and tonics.

Gin and tonic flavoured lemon fruit, bound to catch on.

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For the first time since 22nd March last, I loaded up all my camera gear and went out on location. I picked North Norfolk which is one of my favourite spots and had a real productive morning before the weather changes later in the week. Best of all I discovered footpaths, which were new to me, over the Blakeney Esker glacial ridge - a relatively high point in our local 'flatlands'. Managed some interesting 'scapes and I live in hope that some of these will sell!!

Jim :)   

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