Thursday, 9 October 2014

Alpha Male

Today I have set up a new tv from scratch
Programmed it to sky
Screwed in the top to the base
And connected htnl1 lead appropriately

I have repaired the roof the duck house
Cleaned out the back grid
Had a conversation with the workmen at the house renovation in the village about masonry 
And helped a neighbour shake the apples out of his Apple tree

I've gone all butch

Then I got back to normal

I shampooed the living room carpet
Bought flowers from marks and Spencer's
And screamed like a girl when a spider appeared from around the toilet when I was bleaching the rim
Hey ho

49 comments:

  1. I pulled the suitcase down to get the winter hats and scarves etc. and the biggest spider fell down with it! it had hairy legs! eeekkk! Why are the spiders so big this year?

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    1. The ones with the hairy legs usually wear hob-nail boots in our family.
      I have a scary spider story but it's too long to tell here....I shrieked like a gay man....oh hello John, didn't see you there

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    2. It's not that great a story, the most remarkable thing about it was that The F*ckwit was in the room watching tv -Strictly - with me (the first time for oh, about 3 years, no exaggeration).
      So, watching Strictly (possibly no Aliona next year after the twitter rant?), crocheting, sitting on sofa in the corner of the room - there is a cushion on arm of sofa where I am placing each square motif as I finish it - as I put the last one down there is a large brown hairylegged knock-kneed bastard (not The FW har har) just hauling himself up from behind the cushion as if to get a better look at the colours. I shrieked (yes like a Gently John) and froze and The FW just looked and said 'what's the matter', I'm stuttering 'spider, spider' and he says 'oh I thought something terrible had happened'.
      !!!!!!!!!
      'It did', you t*sser, thinks I as he picks it up and chucks it out the window.
      Anyway, not that great a story but the circumstances of spending an evening in the same room completely threw a curveball for AlfieDog who couldn't sleep and passed the whole time looking from one to another of us wondering what the hell was going on.
      hey ho (have you copyrighted that, or can I use it??)
      x

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    3. Thank u my friend xx

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    4. No darlin', Thank You for your Going Gently antics that make me laugh even on a crappy day.
      I'm not getting mushy.
      N'night
      x

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  2. Just a normal day at the office!

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  3. You are Ying and Yang in human form.

    Jean
    x

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  4. oh good, glad to see your butch phase didn't last too long! ;-)

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  5. Wooss! I have two friends who are married John and Brian, one deals with spiders one deals with flowers and entertaining. The best neighbours! Great parties, immaculate house, no screaming kids!

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  6. Here in the U.S., our wolf spiders have reflective eyes that you can see from twenty feet away if you are wearing a headlamp.

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    1. I live in Arizona and the wolf spiders are huge and I despise them !

      cheers, parsnip

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    2. 1, it looks like it is holding binoculars in that youtube

      2, this is why I could never live in the US or Australia

      that thing was freaking massive! need some chocolate buttons to calm my nerves.

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  7. Is there any nap left on that carpet?

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    1. Now THAT is a good question :)

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  8. A little of this, and a little of that! Good healthy balance! (most of the time)
    I so LOVE that book and checked on Amazon for it....$120 CDN!!! Will keep my eyes open for it. Would be perfect for the shop!

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  9. I have lived in my house a little more than five years and never seen a spider in here. Maybe they are afraid of the palmetto bugs. I scream like a girl when I see a palmetto bug.

    Love,
    Janie

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  10. Lissen.....I've got some miles from travel years, my place could use a good going over, I suspect the electrical system, and and that flat screen I got last year doesn't do all it said it would, and I think my truck could use a brake job. If I fly you over.....??
    I'll take you out to meet the locals, commune with a moose or even a bear!

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  11. We all have our demons.

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  12. I bow down to anyone who can set up any kind of technology. All of it makes me feel like the dimmest person on the planet.

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  13. It's good to have balance.

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  14. Wait until you see my spider tomorrow...

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  15. A little butch is attractive but you must always be true to yourself. We like you just the way you are. Love hearing about your village. Nothing like your village life here in the states.

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  16. Put your feet up and have a Gaytime.......

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  17. I suppose you where a flowered pinny when you do the cleaning. I do hope so 'cos I want my mind-picture to be accurate.

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    1. he does, Ray, and that's all he is wearing...

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    2. Ah, now I'm going to have to imagine him lifting it up.

      (Please excuse my typo in comment. It happens to the beast of us!)

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    3. And ownly to the beast of us...

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    4. And crocs. Don't forget the crocs.

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  18. Ev has suddenly become afraid of spiders and I'm really disappointed. I was hoping that somehow it was learned behaviour and as my wife and I aren't frightened of spiders I was hoping she wouldn't be either. We've both always liked them and taken great pains to show her there is nothing to be frightened off, even taken her to see tarantulas and me having them on our hands. In the end, at 2 1/2, I guess it's just one of those things you're either scared of or your not.

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  19. "Had a conversation with the workmen..."

    But had they whistled at you?

    All is not always what it seems (especially with workmen)

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  20. That sounds very much like a normal day for the average woman!

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  21. If you buy some peppermint oil and put several or more drops in a spray bottle and top up to half full with warmish water...spray the window ledges, window panes, around the cills, around the door frames.... No spider will come inside. Spiders do not like mint.

    I will put my bank account details up later ;-)

    Jo in Auckland, NZ

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    1. What about the ones that are already inside and now can't get out?!

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    2. But flies like mint, and without spiders around flies will multiply. Flies used to be a big problem in my conservatory until I introduced a couple of spiders from the garden. Now I have two fat spiders but very few flies. The spiders like me, I think.

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  22. Conkers that's what you need to keep spiders at bay. We have loads if you want some!

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  23. I love the book cover - the opposite of Baden-Powell.

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  24. Sounds like a well balanced day

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  25. I'm impressed! And that book cover is awesome. I would frame it.

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  26. You sound like a very well balanced person to me!

    When it comes to setting up anything "tech" I'm golden if companies color code each end of all the cables. That way I don't have to decipher the Chinese directions although I always appreciate diagrams.

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  27. my dear Mr. G. isn't it wonderful to be able to do it all?

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  28. Big screen TV? So much energy ...I have days like this and then I have to rest for a day or two. Mix some water and Peppermint oil and spray around where you are seeing spiders ....they hate Peppermint!

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  29. Spiders don't really bother me - if they did I couldn't go down in the basement, which is quite dark, where the laundry is... I do try and keep from walking into their webbing, hate that stuff on my face.

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  30. Sounds like a day of two halves, which would suit your split personality very well ;-)

    Get yourself some conkers, it's working a treat here, the only living things apart form us and the pets in the house is a little tiny moth. I've not had an indoor spider for two weeks now ... walking around outside though is like I'm gathering spiders webs with my head ...YUK!! How DO they get their 'lines' across such vast distances?

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  31. I have missed your "hey ho". Glad to see one.

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