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What made you smile today? Part III

Old Feb 9th 2013, 11:41 pm
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No particular reason. It just did.

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Old Feb 10th 2013, 9:58 am
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The Devil is a gentleman, and asks you down to stay
At his little place at What'sitsname (it isn't far away).
They say the sport is splendid; there is always something new,
And fairy scenes, and fearful feats that none but he can do;
He can shoot the feathered cherubs if they fly on the estate,
Or fish for Father Neptune with the mermaids for a bait;
He scaled amid the staggering stars that precipice, the sky,
And blew his trumpet above heaven, and got by mastery
The starry crown of God Himself, and shoved it on the shelf;
But the Devil is a gentleman, and doesn't brag himself.

O blind your eyes and break your heart and hack your hand away,
And lose your love and shave your head; but do not go to stay
At the little place in What'sitsname where folks are rich and clever;
The golden and the goodly house, where things grow worse for ever;
There are things you need not know of, though you live and die in vain,
There are souls more sick of pleasure than you are sick of pain;
There is a game of April Fool that's played behind its door,
Where the fool remains for ever and the April comes no more,
Where the splendour of the daylight grows drearier than the dark,
And life droops like a vulture that once was such a lark:
And that is the Blue Devil that once was the Blue Bird;
For the Devil is a gentleman, and doesn't keep his word.

GK Chesterton.

It made me smile.
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Old Feb 10th 2013, 8:27 pm
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Just had one of those calls telling me that the person was from 'Microsoft' and they had detected a virus on my computer. I decided to lead the guy on for a while...saying how grateful I was that they have notified me and what could I do to remove the virus. Then my husband picked up the other phone said he was from from the FBI and that the location was being traced...the guy couldn't put the phone down fast enough.
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Just had one of those calls telling me that the person was from 'Microsoft' and they had detected a virus on my computer. I decided to lead the guy on for a while...saying how grateful I was that they have notified me and what could I do to remove the virus. Then my husband picked up the other phone said he was from from the FBI and that the location was being traced...the guy couldn't put the phone down fast enough.
We must try that some time Nice one JG!
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Just had one of those calls telling me that the person was from 'Microsoft' and they had detected a virus on my computer. I decided to lead the guy on for a while...saying how grateful I was that they have notified me and what could I do to remove the virus. Then my husband picked up the other phone said he was from from the FBI and that the location was being traced...the guy couldn't put the phone down fast enough.
I had a virus yesterday on my macbookpro
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Purdy's dark chocolate caramel with himalayan salt - TO DIE FOR!!!!!!
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I had a virus yesterday on my macbookpro

Oh dear And was applecare able to help you ? It really worries me that we don't have any real virus protection on our Mac. Still use my HP Windows laptop for online banking etc. If I didn't I would have partitioned the hard disk on the Mac and installed Windows on it by now. We do have Norton virus protection on the PCs. So what did you do, Sue?
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Just had one of those calls telling me that the person was from 'Microsoft' and they had detected a virus on my computer. I decided to lead the guy on for a while...saying how grateful I was that they have notified me and what could I do to remove the virus. Then my husband picked up the other phone said he was from from the FBI and that the location was being traced...the guy couldn't put the phone down fast enough.
That's excellent.
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I had a virus yesterday on my macbookpro
Pedigree? no mutts on Mac!
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Got to chat with #1, Saturday and Sunday! He is still deployed, but they had a 3 day port call in Bahrain and was allowed to book a hotel So good to hear his voice, hadn't heard from him since before Christmas.
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For the apostrophe and punctuation police Nice one!



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This made me smile - after night shifts I know the feeling
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Reading an old pm from back in 2011 from a Brit BE member right here in the US. I had an aha moment, because not much has changed since

"i am just sick of the clicky shit on there if you dont agree they try to belittle you..."

Sadly, I've not seen her around at all this year and many others, mainly the really nice ones. She may also be on Facebook
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