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tamobhuuta 30-07-2023 04:51 PM

Sending hugs LR!

long road 30-07-2023 05:01 PM

Thanks for hugs.

I am not a fan of tik tok I deliberately didn't download it because I knew it would suck me in to just waste time.

It's bad enough that you tube added shorts and I sometimes accidentally spend a hour or two mindless scrolling the shorts feed.

Cacoethes 30-07-2023 05:44 PM

Sending many hugs jen!

Tiktok is a curse.
I get sucked in occasionally. But not into the stupid viral dances and ****.
I mainly get funny, relatable hospitality tiktoks. I only downloaded it because work makes tiktoks and they're good

tamobhuuta 30-07-2023 07:50 PM

I've never been on tiktok, and never intend to use it.

Cacoethes 30-07-2023 08:19 PM

Probably for the best!

nonperson 30-07-2023 08:36 PM

My work created a tiktok account recently... O.o

I get sucked in to the YouTube shorts too, Jen! Usually when I can't sleep.

Also hello everyone. My first week off work since January started half an hour ago =)

tamobhuuta 30-07-2023 08:39 PM

Yay! What are you going to do?

Cacoethes 30-07-2023 08:43 PM

Do they make good tiktoks np?

Ooh week off!
What are you gonna do??

nonperson 30-07-2023 08:46 PM

They only have one so far and it's just advertising the new playground. Dull.

Nothing / sleep / might repaint my mouldy window frame.

Pi.R^2 30-07-2023 09:22 PM

Oh hello np!! Hooray for a week off!

Cacoethes 30-07-2023 09:28 PM

You should suggest some fun ones!
We get so many comments saying we're the best place and our social media person needs a raise XD
We don't have a social media person. Lol.

Sounds like a good plan tbh!

nonperson 30-07-2023 09:46 PM

Nah. I wouldn't know what to suggest that would be fun! Also I don't think fun is what they're after. It's all advertising.

Oh hello, Jenna.

Totally heard that in the voice of Leslie Phillips. Ding dong.

long road 30-07-2023 10:08 PM

Your work should do an avengers/ generic superhero tik tok in the new playground! Now that would be advertising in a fun way!

Beckie have you seen Bistro Huddy? It's an American channel but has some very funny hospitality YouTube shorts. They are probably on tiktok as well.

Sleep for the win NP. You can probably get some good afternoon naps in with a whole week off.

I am rather tired and have a headache now. So off to lie down with a cool pack on my forehead.

nonperson 30-07-2023 10:22 PM

That sounds like too much planning! Although I do think it would be awesome.

I already get afternoon naps in! Today's one was about 3 hours long XD I'll probably become nocturnal over the week...

Hope the cool pack works. Headaches suck.

Cacoethes 31-07-2023 06:29 AM

Fun is advertising these days!
A funny/clever video makes people want to buy from a company/go to a place
Weird but true

Morning everyone!

tamobhuuta 31-07-2023 09:59 AM

Morning Cacoethes, how are you?

nonperson 31-07-2023 09:59 AM

Very true. I'll leave it to the marketing team though.

Morning. Anyone else awake yet?

tamobhuuta 31-07-2023 10:07 AM

Hi np, how are you?

Cacoethes 31-07-2023 10:11 AM

How are you both?

Yep, was awake at 6 as per usual!
Home now and still tired XD

Pi.R^2 31-07-2023 10:18 AM

Greetings all! Any news and/or plans for the day?

tamobhuuta 31-07-2023 10:23 AM

I have washed my hair. After tea I'm going to put my meds in their weekly boxes. How about you?

Cacoethes 31-07-2023 10:28 AM


I am going for a run because for some reason, i have many energies even though I'm shattered but also restless. I'll probably be like 3 minutes because i hate running XD
I've only ever run for the bus and i hated that! Did fun runs when i was about 8....
And then i need to shower, then tattoo at 2pm. Think that's it for the day!

You got much on jenna?

nonperson 31-07-2023 10:30 AM

I like running but I'm not very good at it and it hurts...

I might go to B&Q... =( Feeling a bit spaced out and odd right now.

What's your tattoo going to be?

tamobhuuta 31-07-2023 11:05 AM

I've sorted big sister's birthday present! Now I've got to sort out little sister's.

Cacoethes 31-07-2023 11:08 AM

Was actually fine!
You know you can choose sarah millican as a coach on the couch to 5k app? XD

What do you need in b&q?
That's not a good feeling!

It's going to be a dragonfly!

What did you get her tamo?

not_so_insig 31-07-2023 11:15 AM

Morning all. I am in considerably less pain than recently so far. It's very dark outside and I don't want to go out in it. But I need to because I have an nurse's appointment at my gp surgery. :-(

long road 31-07-2023 11:30 AM

Morning everyone!

I had a disturbed nighs sleep and was awake from around 6am - 7:30am. But got a few more hours. Still have the headache, plus a blocked nose. Hoping its hayfever and not that I have caught a virus.

Do you ever do grounding techniques NP? I find they can help with feeling spaced out.

I like dragonfly's Beckie, I eagerly await the phot you will likely post on Facebook!

I hate it when you have to go out but you really don't feel like it. Hope nurse appointment is on time and nice and quick so you can get back home as soon as possible Dawn.

Cacoethes 31-07-2023 11:36 AM

Hey jen!
Sorry you feel rubbish!
Fingers crossed for hay-fever! Which is a weird thing to say!
Do you have much to do today?

I will definitely be posting it on fb!

Just had a lovely shower! And put some washing on.

Zurg 31-07-2023 11:40 AM

Oh man!!! I want a tattoo too :(
But that would be such a hassle. I don't have too much undamaged skin anymore. I also don't want people to sit close to me for very long…. Aaaand i can't afford it. And even if i could, i would have to decide on a design and i cba ;) Ack!!! First world problems XD

My sore throat has progressed into a cold!!! Rude!!! Getting a cold during summer is just such a shitty feeling. Trolled by my body. I demand a refund!!!
It makes me feel like i have an awful toothache :( but the pain is located somewhere that does not have any teeth left…. And this feels quite eerie and sinister.

long road 31-07-2023 11:50 AM

Nothing much on today apart from video chatting my parents this evening. So going to rest up.

Some showers really hit the spot!

Very rude of your body to catch a cold! Toothache like pain might be your sinuses Zurg. The large sinuses can cause referred tooth pain.

Might even have another nap

Cacoethes 31-07-2023 11:55 AM

I wouldn't have booked it if i didn't see the design concept she posted and i really liked it!
Yeah it is a lot to think about when you put it like that zurg!

Sorry you still feel crap!
Jen is correct about the sinus thing!
Plenty of rest and lemsip if they have it where you are!

That's good jen. Chilled day!

They do. I don't usually feel this.good after a shower!

Another nap sounds like an idea

nonperson 31-07-2023 11:59 AM

Ooh dragonflies are lovely creatures =) Someone will have to show me via a non-facebook method!

I need special paint and mould remover and paint brushes. Thankfully gonna go to Homebase instead because they have all the stuff I want and B&Q is terrifying.

Jen, I'm going to do some yoga in a bit and finish with a breathing meditation. That kinda helps.

Pi.R^2 31-07-2023 12:00 PM

Well that's a lot of exclamation marks Beckie...

Pi.R^2 31-07-2023 12:02 PM

tamo - how rude of your sisters to have birthdays at similar times!

np, I assume 'special paint' is just like for a specific surface but it sounded very mysterious! Also why is B&Q scary but Homebase isn't?

Pi.R^2 31-07-2023 12:03 PM

And much sympathy to everyone experiencing physical health woes! And to Wales where it's mysteriously dark at this time of day??

nonperson 31-07-2023 12:04 PM

She ran out of enthusiasm in the last sentence.

nonperson 31-07-2023 12:05 PM

Special paint as in a mould killing primer and an anti-mould top coat for my bathroom window frame. I'm going all out on the 10 year war against bathroom mould.

Cacoethes 31-07-2023 12:09 PM

I'm sure ninja jenna will be able to show you!
Or i can message her a pic and she can message you. Which i think she's done before?

I don't like homebase or b&q. Memories of being dragged round both of them as kids!

Today a lot of things seem to be calling for exclamation marks! Going with the ! vibes.

nonperson 31-07-2023 12:13 PM

She has done that before. I'd like to see it =)

I kinda like all the DIY stuff, just B&Q is just too big and overwhelming with all it's giant shelves and I get lost. Homebase is more user friendly!

tamobhuuta 31-07-2023 12:13 PM

It's L's birthday in August too! Luckily her present is sorted. For R I've clubbed together with other siblings to get a keyring and necklace.

Pi.R^2 31-07-2023 12:15 PM

Sounds like a nice gift :)

Also yes Beckie plz send me a jpg once you get your tattoo and I can circulate it to the relevant authorities.

Cacoethes 31-07-2023 12:21 PM

Cool. I will sort the jpg!

Ah yeah, fair enough!

You sound very organised tamo!

not_so_insig 31-07-2023 12:36 PM

It's my friend's birthday on Friday. I posted her card yesterday.

As well as fun times in the gp I have tesco coming later. Annoyingly they substituted something I said no substitute on.

Cacoethes 31-07-2023 12:40 PM

It has suddenly gone very dark here!
The heavens are definitely about to open!

Pi.R^2 31-07-2023 12:50 PM


Pi.R^2 31-07-2023 12:50 PM

^Trigger warning for np, don't know if you are unsettled by Charlie the Unicorn as well as Salad Fingers???

Cacoethes 31-07-2023 12:57 PM

I showed L llamas with hats and the first episode of charlie the unicorn the other night XD

Pi.R^2 31-07-2023 01:03 PM

Very important cultural experiences!
I am now consumed by an urge to sing the song from the episode I linked (put a banana in your ear) at full blast but K would be so unhappy about this so I'm trying to restrain myself.

Cacoethes 31-07-2023 01:10 PM

Do it..

nonperson 31-07-2023 01:33 PM

It wasn't a trigger, Jenna!

I did go through a range of emotions though starting with being annoyed at tiktok and cookie settings and blocking notifications... to WTF o.O... and then to laughing, so it's all good. More confusing than unsettling, I think.

I don't think I've ever watched Charlie the Unicorn before.

Also, I've been wanting to ask this for a while but didn't want to seem n00bish... but what is the reason for referring to photos specifically as jpgs?

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