Sunday, 28 February 2021

Back To University

 

My film studies lecture starts in a few minutes
Three hours of “ The Wind in film” 
I’ve impressed myself by setting up my wireless keyboard and with the obligatory bucket of coffee I am about to christen my first very home office all of my own.
I did have a lovely Victorian desk but that went with the ex husband in order for me to keep the grandfather clock. 
They cost similar amounts but I loved the clock more.
I like to be surrounded by things that please me and the desk does this. 
A delicate vase with miniature yellow fish on it is filled with pencils and pens, an old framed photo of Finlay, my Filofax bible covered in birds, an indoor primula and a pot of tiny yellow narcissi, a trendy toast rack doubling as a letter holder. A puffin....a gift from an unknown blog reader....
I am all set! 

Let’s hope I don’t cough and fart at the same time this morning like I did last week.
The green light went on around my box , indicating to all who was responsible. 
Thank goodness the tutor merely whispered an ironic  “ How apt” given the title of the lecture

51 comments:

  1. Have a great time. As for farting 'better an empty house than a bad tenant'.

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  2. I read somewhere back in 2019, we coughed to cover a fart, in 2021 we fart to cover a cough!!

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  3. Is there room for you to rest your elbows on that desk?

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  4. I loved the tour of your loved personal things round your desk John. Hope you managed to hold in the farts during this week's Zoom.

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    1. It was a lovely class.....with polite interesting people

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  5. One of my mentors would remark, there is more room on the outside, than the inside. I watched Knives Out yesterday, have you seen it?

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    1. Yes......not a big fan of Daniel Craig but Jamie lee Curtis was fabulous

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  6. very nice and well organized.

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  7. Northriding12:00 pm

    I call it a fough (pronounced foff) - and a sneeze and a fart is a snart. Not that I'm guilty of either...(much) I love that desk. I've been working at home the last year with two monitors, a keyboard, a docking station and an ever constant juggle to find enough room to work on my kitchen table. I have serious desk envy

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    1. It’s my first posh desk in 58 years

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  8. Looking very organised and professional. Just hold in those farts until the lecture is over! xx

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  9. It's always nice to inject a bit of humour into things I think ..... you do that in bucket loads !!!So, is your lecture about flatulence or the weather in films ? XXXX

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  10. A lovely, friendly, personal space. And now your tutor will never forget which student you are!

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    1. The group has organised to meet up on zoom to continue the discussions

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  11. Your desk looks very inviting. And my gawd, that huge coffee!

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  12. Moving around in the old building where I volunteer for a food pantry, I am ever so grateful that I can gently faff and it sounds like the squeaky old floor boards and no one's the wiser.....I hope! Carry on, John, carry on; it'll make you a memorable member of the group and a great story to tell around their table afterward. 'Fartin' John'

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  13. You have created a small and fine place of serenity and loveliness.

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    1. Claimed the last room of the cottage x

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  14. Barbara Anne2:38 pm

    What perfect surroundings you've created for yourself atop your new desk! Sorry there is room for only one elbow though. Will your new desk chair have two arms so your 2nd elbow will have a comfy resting place?
    I'd have chosen to keep the lovely clock, too.
    My gran referred to farting as "passing wind" when she mentioned it at all. Usually it would have been tactfully ignored.

    Hugs!

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    1. I had a boyfriend who referred to farts as “ love puffs”

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  15. I would choose the clock also. and you are ready to rock that desk!

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  16. Hope you enjoyed your class. Your new desk is just right!

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  17. Your Tutor seems to have a good sense of humour-I wondered if the tornado in The Wizard of Oz will be mentioned.I hope you don't also have the inconvenience of leaking when you sneeze or laugh x

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    1. From every orifice 🤪

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    2. Mavis-recently I thought I had a revolutionary idea-I decided to pop a small sponge into my ladies under garments and proceeded to go happily on my way with the quads but unfortunately it was most uncomfortable x

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  18. Was it a Zoom chorus of 21st century Le Petomane's? Or do you remain a solo (f)artist? Nice view from your window of the churchyard. I like the preaching cross there - it's older than the current church building I believe?

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  19. Sounds good to me.

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  20. Your home office looks lovely.

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  21. Your desk looks like a welcoming workspace. Maybe you should put yourself on "mute" just in case? LOL

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  22. One fine morning, I padded to the computer with my own bucket...and managed to spill the whole blessed thing on my keyboard. Suggestion for you: don't do that.

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  23. I love your desk. It looks ready for you to write that book!

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  24. The view towards your desk is excellent, but the people you’re zooming with see what is BEHIND you.... what’s that like John? I had to move all sorts of junk so my husband’s students didn’t get distracted by the clutter. New Zealand has a Covid outbreak in Auckland (the other end of our island) so Bill’s back to lecturing online. We’re only up to Level 2 (keep aa online record, keep your distance) but they’re in full lockdown again. University lectures are online because of the spacing issues.

    So, how’s the view over your shoulder!

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  25. Don't ask me how I learned to sit on a pillow...
    Bonnie in Minneapolis

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  26. Boys and their farts ... always a source of amusement! Bonnie suggests a pillow or a pad to both muffle and confine the toot!

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  27. 'How apt'! When I was in primary school the teacher was going around the class asking the pupils to spell certain words. She pointed at Richard who let out an extremely loud and embarrassing fart much to the amusement of the whole class. Miss Scott glared at him and said 'spell SURPRISED'!

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  28. You either have a very sensitive microphone, or a digestive system that's very ... well, glad it ended with on a humorous note.

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    1. I’ve got a rectum like the queen Mary’s hooter

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  29. Ha ha, lucky we're all adults and can react accordingly 😂 an interesting, amusing post would be all the many and varied names for personal wind.
    My favourite is my then (mid 1970's) 3 year old son declaring it was 'Pooey smoke' which his teenage surfer uncles picked up and it spread all up and down the East coast of Australia with the young surfers chasing waves.

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  30. Your writing is poignant, cosy and hilarious all at the same time.

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    1. Ps I forgot cheerful, that’s important and you are too.

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  31. The tutor is prepared for anything and thinks quickly, on his/her feet. I like your tutor. My kind of people...

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  32. Buena fortuna with the class! I'd be so terrified of spilling that coffee. I use a mug with a cap. Not heart wrenching lovely, but safe.

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