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What made you smile today? Part III

Old Aug 5th 2021, 11:33 am
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing View Post


It's all right as shows go but just about any show either of us watch will annoy her in some way. I guess she must suffer for her art.



She's really insightful with that stuff. I feel like I might have crossed some kind of line posting it but I just want everyone to see how good she is. Her art teacher already recognized it, but sometimes she's too humble to the point where it's detrimental. I try to tell her it's OK to be good at stuff, and know you're good at it, but I don't push her too much. But she always seems to have some kind of idea. We buy these little A5 sized, 40-60 page blank books and she'll fill them with stories she makes up, different stories with different characters, or anthropomorphized versions of our cats, or sometimes some version of her sneakily hidden as someone else. If she catches me looking at it, she gets mad though.

Puberty is already starting to hit, and come through in some of her other art. But she'll keep developing her style nonetheless.

Yeah, just keep giving her the tools without too much pressure. Has to be the right thing to do. It's a really awkward age for girls - I remember my son's friends and schoolmates temporarily turning into aliens but they get through that bit pretty quickly once they are settled teenagers, and at 14 you suddenly have this sophisticated young person on your hands Her drawing is probably all mixed with her growing up as well, so it may feel intensely private - not so much to do with shyness or modesty, just private, like a diary or something. I remember that myself. It'll pass before you know it.

I don't know if you've ever looked into this sort of thing, or whether she would be into it, but it's online and she might find it fun. She'd be in her own space, in her own right.

https://www.ed2go.com/cgsce/online-c...lute-beginner/

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Old Aug 5th 2021, 12:03 pm
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I know and she's still only eleven!

Look at this little comic strip she did, loosely based on her disapproval of Grey's Anatomy

That face in the 3rd panel is a mood.
That is excellent SOS. Your daughter is obviously extremely talented, you must be very proud of her.
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Old Aug 5th 2021, 12:23 pm
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If Johnny Hart were still alive I'd send him some of her work and she would have her own comic strip. She has serious talent. Hope she puts it to good use.
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She'll have one eventually I'm sure. If she's this good now, I can only imagine what she'll be like when she's 18 after 4 years of high school art.

Her middle school art teacher already said he wants to make a comic book with her before she finishes 8th grade.
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Old Aug 5th 2021, 12:46 pm
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One thing that made me smile was ringing HMRC, getting them to advise my pension provider of my correct tax code and them confirming I am due a large tax rebate from last year to be confirmed in the next couple of weeks.

Guess who's celebrating!
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Old Aug 5th 2021, 1:27 pm
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One thing that made me smile was ringing HMRC, getting them to advise my pension provider of my correct tax code and them confirming I am due a large tax rebate from last year to be confirmed in the next couple of weeks.

Guess who's celebrating!
Careful, someone will be calling you a champagne socialist soon
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One thing that made me smile was ringing HMRC, getting them to advise my pension provider of my correct tax code and them confirming I am due a large tax rebate from last year to be confirmed in the next couple of weeks.

Guess who's celebrating!
champagne socialist.
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champagne socialist.
That made me laugh probably more than it should have

He'd be in good company, anyway. As Brian Clough said:

"Of course I'm a champagne socialist. The difference between me and a good Tory is he keeps his money while I share mine."
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Careful, someone will be calling you a champagne socialist soon
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champagne socialist.
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That made me laugh probably more than it should have

He'd be in good company, anyway. As Brian Clough said:

"Of course I'm a champagne socialist. The difference between me and a good Tory is he keeps his money while I share mine."
You can't be a champagne socialist unless you come from the Champagne region. You can be a sparkling socialist though.
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You can't be a champagne socialist unless you come from the Champagne region. You can be a sparkling socialist though.
I prefer to think of myself as socialist spumante, thank you very much.
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I prefer to think of myself as socialist spumante, thank you very much.

That sounds a bit filthy, somehow.
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That sounds a bit filthy, somehow.
Yeah, it kind of did sound a bit like bum, didn't it?
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Yeah, it kind of did sound a bit like bum, didn't it?
I call it Spewies. Nothing wrong with cheap bubbly. I have a bonus one from the bar (maybe 2) so I'm going to put one in the fridge now against the weekend. I was shocked at the sticker price in the liquor store, but for free I'm in, Comrade.
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You can't be a champagne socialist unless you come from the Champagne region. You can be a sparkling socialist though.
TBH I don't care what people call me. And anyway why shouldn't socialists drink champagne?
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TBH I don't care what people call me. And anyway why shouldn't socialists drink champagne?
Fleck that. Cost too much . Rather have cheaper wine.

Anyway. Me and him thought we were onto a winner.

There is no swimming pool near to us really. It is a 40 minute really horrible drag to the nearest one and that is the only one so it is always teeming. Ugh!

Anyway, himself spotted that there was a locally available indoor pool available at $20 an hour for 2 people. 15 minute drive up to the place which is a part of a holiday. long term let 'retreat' . Sorted! Good stuff ! Thank goodness ! As there is no long term plan to put a public swimming pool in the township nearest to us 20 mins drive away.

So, he booked a slot for my birthday and for fun and we drove up the very very steep long drive to this retreat and parked up and I was really ready for the swim as that suits me and I had everything I needed including hot water bottle in the car in case it was parky on the way back and before we then got into our inflatable hot tub in our sleep out and I was quietly really very happy about this all in al as I like to swim and and

We arrived. Well he arrived in the car and I got out and walked as it was steep and I do not do that in a vehicle on gravel. The place was warm . It was quiet, just us. The view wasn't bad. We wound the cover off and got ourselves ready............

Me in first as my treat and .............

...............the water came up to our knees. . No kidding. It was like a paddling pool. I scrapped my toe.

Apparently the bloke said it was not deep. He was not wrong.

We stuck the hour out flopping around and being mental with the available floats in case of.

So funny .





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Anyway, himself spotted that there was a locally available indoor pool available at $20 an hour for 2 people. 15 minute drive up to the place which is a part of a holiday. long term let 'retreat' . Sorted! Good stuff ! Thank goodness ! As there is no long term plan to put a public swimming pool in the township nearest to us 20 mins drive away.
So a qualified success at best then. Too bad, especially after all the anticipation but at least now you know what it is. Happy birthday btw! Maybe in the summer you'll be able to get to the sea for some snorkeling.
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