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Our very own countdown thread!

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#3921 Post by Fia » September 12th, 2010, 10:30 am

Latest post of the previous page:

996,534

Having risen at silly o'clock to go to work (I don't mind, it's time and a half at weekends :wink: ) I've now finished, the Archers omnibus has only just started, laundry is out on the line and when I've finished procrastinating here I'm going to clean windows. A good day so far :smile:

And you can all blame me when it rains :D

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#3922 Post by Dave B » September 12th, 2010, 10:36 am

jaywhat wrote:996,535 another sodding sunday - nothing more to say
Yeah, even retired it feels like a "lost" day. There's not even anything I want to listen to on the radio!

Dammit, I will have to do the domestic stuff just to avoid couching all day!


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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#3923 Post by jamesjones950 » September 12th, 2010, 4:52 pm

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I've been a good boy and written a chapter and a half of my book. Need to do a bit of padding out in places, but more than content with the day's work
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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#3924 Post by Daniel P » September 12th, 2010, 5:40 pm

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I've had a rewarding weekend. Done a lot of geological studies, chores, some other reading that I wanted to do. :smile:

What book are you writing, James?

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#3925 Post by Dave B » September 12th, 2010, 5:47 pm

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Why are you studying rocks, Daniel? I became interested in geology whilst climbing in the Lake District - some fascinating ores there.
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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#3926 Post by Daniel P » September 12th, 2010, 5:54 pm

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I'm studying for a geology degree with Birkbeck College. The second year, out of four, starts in three weeks' time. I will seek to develop a career in geology when I'm qualified. I find it a fascinating subject.

I find it amazing how you can study an outcrop - say, a volcanic rock - and reconstruct what took just a few hours to happen so many millions of years ago. I mean, a few hours is a timescale that humans can grasp, but having to think about all these millions of years at the same time... That's awesome.

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#3927 Post by Dave B » September 12th, 2010, 6:32 pm

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Yes! I used to watch the OU progs; ripples in sandstone, polished pillow lava deposits and all kinds of other fascinating processes. Linked in to palaeontology and you had a pretty good picture of the world of the time.
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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#3928 Post by Nick » September 13th, 2010, 12:06 am

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Dave B. The oldest rocker in town. :D

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#3929 Post by jaywhat » September 13th, 2010, 6:09 am

996526 . . .and playing catchup

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#3930 Post by Dave B » September 13th, 2010, 9:47 am

996525 (Ooops, again!)
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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#3931 Post by Nick » September 13th, 2010, 10:18 am

What happened to 996,527?

This one should be:

996,525


Except that I think we have gone irreparably wrong in the past.... :sad:

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#3932 Post by Dave B » September 13th, 2010, 10:27 am

Mea culpa: I 996,529ed when I should have 996,528ed. So you should have been 996,527, Nick. So we were one out and can't go back so Jaywhat jumped one to 996, 526 . . .

Er, yes, I think . . . Image

Now, since you did not sequentially number your last from Jaywhat's, Nick, I have to jump one to 996,523 so that every post has a valid number, even when it does not.
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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#3933 Post by jaywhat » September 17th, 2010, 9:13 am

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What the hell! :smile:

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#3934 Post by Daniel P » September 17th, 2010, 6:12 pm

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It's time we got this thread moving again, isn't it?

What are people up to this weekend? I'm going to a geology field trip to Hurst Spit, and I'm excited about it. :penguin:

http://www.soton.ac.uk/~imw/Hurst-Castle-Spit.htm

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#3935 Post by Dave B » September 17th, 2010, 8:09 pm

996,52oh

Lotsa stones there, any erratics I wonder?

On an archaeological dig in a cave in N. Wales we were told to look out for "exotics" as the director insisted in calling stones transported into the cave (deposits mainly from glacial moraines except in deepest part of cave.) He refused to call them "erratics". So we compromised amongst ourselves - they became "errotics".
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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#3936 Post by Daniel P » September 17th, 2010, 8:23 pm

:laughter:

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Ah well, people are turned on in such weird ways.

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#3937 Post by Alan C. » September 17th, 2010, 10:11 pm

No comment!
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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#3938 Post by jaywhat » September 18th, 2010, 6:45 am

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'erratics' was on the real Countdown the other day. Just thought I'd say.

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#3939 Post by lewist » September 19th, 2010, 10:18 am

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My hardwood floor in the hall and living room is maple, a lovely pale gold colour. Before the flood in the front hall there was an erratic, one short plank in a much darker shade. At first I was a bit annoyed, but I came to like it. The new floor is in many ways much better. It was laid before the skirtings were installed, so the said skirtings are tight against the floor and wall with no gaps to be seen anywhere. The floor is lovely, still in that lovely pale gold but there's no erratic. I miss it.
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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#3940 Post by Dave B » September 19th, 2010, 10:44 am

Daniel P wrote::laughter:

996,519

Ah well, people are turned on in such weird ways.
It was an uncomfortable way to get one's rocks off!

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#3941 Post by jaywhat » September 19th, 2010, 11:02 am

996514

not as erratic as our subtraction but so what !

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