My feed

to access all these features


the boring thead, class not an issue

535 replies

Blandmum · 23/09/2007 18:23

I need to cut my lawn. Do you think I'll need to do it again before the winter?

OP posts:
Slubberdegullion · 25/09/2007 08:21

You know when I was having a pee at aprox 2.30am last night I did think to myself,

'I wonder if you can get a single embossed pencil, rather than a box. I would get one for each of us boring saddos as a stocking present (with MN name obv), but how would I get them to you, if I had to get your addresses then it wouldn't be a wonderful Christmas morning suprise...I wonder if I can contact your DH's/DP' would I do that and not look like a crazed stalker?'

"Oh good afternoon MrMB, I'm calling about a personalised pencil gift for your DW"

The plan fell apart then .

Never mind. I want you all to at least know I thought about it.

ElenyaTuesday · 25/09/2007 08:23

Good morning - I am at work now so shouldn't be on here. I do not have my red personalised pencil with me. Naturally, I keep it at home where it is safe.

I may do an Excel spreadsheet shortly.

WaynettaVonSlob · 25/09/2007 08:25

I am eating toast.

slowreader · 25/09/2007 08:25

That was a very kind thought Slubber although I think it would be practically impossible to put in operation.

There are many things I would like to discuss about sheep. I have to do school run, swim a bit, work for a few of those v short intervals of time which mb mentioned last night and make soup but after that I shall be all ears.

SpawnChorus · 25/09/2007 08:59

OMG!!! There's a tiny naked man in my garden. He's unusually hairy, and very very well endowed!

Oh no. It was just a squirrel and his fluffy tail.

Lorayn · 25/09/2007 09:59

Slubber, maybe you could ask for a list of email addresses, for some other tosh, and send an email to each member telling them that there was a surprise gift available they just have to reply with their address.
Then send the pencils.

RosaLuxembourg · 25/09/2007 10:28

It is raining here and also quite windy. The sky is grey. My garden does not stretch to exciting fauna such as the grey squirrel. We may have some snails. Also slugs.

Lorayn · 25/09/2007 10:33

We have dead mice, my cat likes to bring me presents.

RosaLuxembourg · 25/09/2007 12:38

My cat has never brought me a present. She is frightened of mice. And birds. Once she was in the garden and ducked when a bird flew overhead. Mostly, she stays indoors.

nlsrhtr · 25/09/2007 12:40

A psycho cat lives next door... Kujo Kittia. She is a long haired calico. The other day, I saw her sit, well, lounge actually, in the middle of the street (we live in a cul-de-sac). A walker came by pushing a baby carriage and walking an Airdale Terrier - yes at the same time. The dog went nuts. The lady had a time of it, but insisted on going around the whole circle. Kittia just sat there and held her ground, taunting.

RosaLuxembourg · 25/09/2007 12:44

That was quite exciting, nlshtr. May I gently suggest that you need to tone your contributions down a little if you wish to continue posting on this thread. The cat lying in the road would have been fine, if only the dog hadn't come along and livened things up.

slowreader · 25/09/2007 12:51

Slubber are you back yet? I have something slightly interesting to consult you about re sheep.

Lorayn · 25/09/2007 12:52

or at least not tell us about her amazing pushchair/dog walking in tandem feat, I think you raised my blood pressure.

hifi · 25/09/2007 13:30

just pulled up blinds for window cleaner, had call, hes not comming now.

nlsrhtr · 25/09/2007 13:33

OH dear. What can I say? My dh has pet allergies I live in a pet free home. Except fish.

I'd better not relate the alignment of a Great Dane, a German Shepherd pup, and two Pugs that I saw yesterday. And the two Westies were 90 seconds too late.

I will try harder: thus:

The tea remaining in my mug from yesterday might evaporate.

I sniff my dryer sheets after use to find out if they still have fragrance.

It is 3 hours and 34 minutes until I eat lunch.

I recognize that 3 very dull things at one time may press the endurange of some...I will try to pace myself in the future.

Thank you for your pointers Rosaluxembourg, much appreciated.
Slubberdegullion · 25/09/2007 13:37

I'm back slowreader.

Looking out onto the road I can see 4 cars parked. They are blue and grey and blue and grey. They make a pleasing car pattern. I wonder if the drivers parked them in that order to get the alternating colour effect. I like to think that they did.

Lorayn · 25/09/2007 13:40

I too sniff my dryer sheets, do you over load them?
I like to put two or three in and leave them there for a couple of loads.

slowreader · 25/09/2007 13:56

Hello Slubber it is nice when people bother isn't it? I hope your car pattern is not disrupted by anything red or yellow but I suppose you could always rush out with a bucket of paint.

Now tell me if you have ever heard of this.

When I lived in Berwick in the cellar of a stately home on the banks of the Tweed I used to go for walks in the Cheviot hills (oh dear, getting homesick now) and one day I came across a flock of sheep and on their bums they were Patched. Yes patched. With ovals of cloth, all different colours. Sewn on (over stitch).
I was considerably startled and I followed them around for some time.
And later that same day (still gobsmacked) I consulted an old shepherd (80ish) I happened to know and he said (after he had nearly died of a heart attack laughing) 'It's to stop the ram getting at them.'
I still (20 years later) find this beyond belief. Surely there is an easier way (for instance would one patch on the ram not be more efficient).
I have never seen it done again. I don't really expect to be believed. Have you ever heard of such a thing?

I have told this story as boringly as I can for instance I have missed out the vast numbers of the patched sheep and the fact that some of the patches were tartan and very neatly sewn.

Slubberdegullion · 25/09/2007 14:02

Well that is a most interesting tale slowreader. I will tell my Dad when I go to visit him this afternoon he was (and please excuse me for a short moment of pride in my father) President of the Sheep Vet Society, so if it's a common practice then he'll let me know.

Surely it would just be simpler to remove ram from the field altogether than to apply neat patches on either sex.

I will tell you this fact though:
Ram in with the ewes on Halloween, lambs on April Fools day. (gestational period for sheep memory jogger).

SpawnChorus · 25/09/2007 14:07

slowreader - lololololol esp at "for instance would one patch on the ram not be more efficient" ROFL

Slubberdegullion · 25/09/2007 14:10

Were some of the patches really tatan? ha ha

I hate to let you all know, but one of the blue cars has gone, and has been replaced my a vile gold car facing in the wrong direction. ffs, that's that nice pattern all gone to buggery.

slowreader · 25/09/2007 14:12

Thank you, thank you that is very interesting about the rams and lambs and when I start my proper life on a small holding with bees and a few sheep I will not forget.

My respects to your father. I must get back to work now but I will log on tonight in the hope of enlightenment.

slowreader · 25/09/2007 14:13

Have you no blue paint? Even water colour would suffice this sunny day.

Slubberdegullion · 25/09/2007 14:19

No bloody point, even if I did paint it blue it would still be pointing in the wrong direction.

wait a minute

waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaait a minute........

Slubberdegullion · 25/09/2007 14:21

No, I thought someone was coming along to drive it away, but they weren't.

As you were.

Please create an account

To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account.