Little things in life that make you smile

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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby DasNutNock on Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:46 pm

Vinyl seats! Dear God, could there be a less suitable substance to construct seats from?

“So we need to find a expensive non-biodegradable material to cover the seats in our new range of beige/brown cars. Preferably cold in winter, and hotter than a core of a main-sequence star in the summer, liable to emit acrid black smoke and asphyxiate anyone within 500 yards when it catches fire, and fuses with bare flesh on exposure. Any ideas?”
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby FreeWheeling on Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:49 pm

DasNutNock wrote:
Christ, all those car journeys as a kid, in the back of a Ford or Vauxhall or whatever, stuck in traffic on some Godforsaken A-Road, 31C outside (40C in the back) in the full bore sunshine, windows open as far as they’ll go (1/3 of the way down). Everyone close to death, no breeze in the air - so to sort everyone out, dad sticks on the blower, which proceeds to blow superheated air into the car roughly the same temperature as an industrial heat gun.

Kids today don’t know they’re born.


2008 in a 1lt nissan micra which was 18 years old, in 45C Kazakh desert , the engine was getting a tad warm so the heater had to be turned up to max and on full to try and draw some heat away from it , I drank over 10 liters of water that day and did not piss once
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby DasNutNock on Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:51 pm

With respect, you probably picked the wrong motor there, FW. Can I ask what you were doing there?
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby S-H on Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:57 pm

Getting ****ing lost by the sounds of it.
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby FreeWheeling on Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:59 pm

2008 Mongol Rally, back then limited to a car swapped for a bag of cheese and onion, rules have changed over the years

Yep, we got lost in Kazakhstan one day, 8 hours in the wrong direction
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby DasNutNock on Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:17 pm

FreeWheeling wrote:Yep, we got lost in Kazakhstan one day, 8 hours in the wrong direction


“Which way are we headed?”
“Towards the dunes”
“But there’s nothing but dunes in every direction”
“Why yes, it’s almost as if we’re completely f*cking lost...”
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby Samba on Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:23 am

DasNutNock wrote:Vinyl seats! Dear God, could there be a less suitable substance to construct seats from?

"Smell that? You smell that? Vinyl car seats, son. Nothing else in the world smells like that. I love the smell of hot vinyl car seats in the Summer."
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby Mega Ron on Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:53 pm

I like what UTJ has done with the place.

The new downgrade to the site is the forum equivalent of being driven around in an 80s car, sat on vinyl seats, with no seatbelts, and sliding all over the place as you turn corners and go around roundabouts.

Speaking of which. My pal in West Brom calls them 'Islands' and his wife calls them 'round-a-go's'
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby EastBrisHammer on Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:03 pm

DL has only sealed his paintwork as he is worried his car is going to receive a 'gulling' when he next goes dogging. :wink:
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby DM on Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:53 pm

Mega Ron wrote:I like what UTJ has done with the place.

The new downgrade to the site is the forum equivalent of being driven around in an 80s car, sat on vinyl seats, with no seatbelts, and sliding all over the place as you turn corners and go around roundabouts.

Speaking of which. My pal in West Brom calls them 'Islands' and his wife calls them 'round-a-go's'


Thought it was just my desktop. The site has a definite 'Sweeney' feel to it. Expecting a Ford Cortina to come swerving round the corner at any moment!


Oh well, fun while it lasted.
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby FreeWheeling on Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:27 pm

DasNutNock wrote:
“Which way are we headed?”
“Towards the dunes”
“But there’s nothing but dunes in every direction”
“Why yes, it’s almost as if we’re completely f*cking lost...”


That was kind of like Mongolia, we came in via the western route, nothing could prepare me for the next 5 days across a landscape that could only be described as like the surface of Mars
In the end we worked out that if we went around 1.5 days SE, 2 days E, 1.5 days NE we would get somewhere near Ulaanbaatar, an absolute b*stard of a landscape that went from -10 at night to 35 in the day.
arrived on the Monday at 6 AM and managed to sort out flights for the Wednesday
On the Tuesday the exhaustion from driving on average 16hrs a day for over 3 weeks came out and I was as sick as a dog
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby sendô on Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:21 am

Currently between projects, so helping out on a tender for a new job. The design is in the early stages, and is full of hand drawn sketches from the architects that look like they were done by a load of 10 year olds. One of them was complete with a picture of the sun with little lines coming from it. :D
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby DasNutNock on Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:01 pm

I’ve got a very old 30-pin iPod connector in my 06 Golf. Connected it to a 30-pin to 30-pin cable extender, then a 30-pin to 30-pin 12v to 5v converter, then to a 30-pin to lightning connector. And to my great surprise, I can now stream off my iPhone, whilst charging it, and controlling it using the buttons on the head unit. Downloaded a radio app for the phone and now I have “DAB” radio in the car, woohoo!

I’m aware this probably makes me sound even more tragic than I already do, but it definitely qualified for a little thing that made me smile.
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby Greatest Cockney Rip Off on Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:14 pm

I had the best bag of chips I've had in a very long time this evening. Really were top drawer like I've not had since I was a kid. They were just perfect. Odd thing is, I've got chips from the shop before and they've never tasted this good. Dunno what they did but they left a big smile on my face.
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby DasNutNock on Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:18 pm

Greatest Cockney Rip Off wrote:I had the best bag of chips I've had in a very long time this evening. Really were top drawer like I've not had since I was a kid. They were just perfect. Odd thing is, I've got chips from the shop before and they've never tasted this good. Dunno what they did but they left a big smile on my face.


Probably changed the chip oil for the first time since the 1970s.
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby sendô on Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:28 am

Meeting in a starbucks in the city this morning with a couple of colleagues. This tall leggy blonde walks in, short loose fitting billowy dress. Absolute knock out gorgeous. The entire coffee shop almost went silent, every male head followed her across the shop, along the till, and then back out the door, and then conversations started up again after she left. :lol:
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby stuboy on Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:04 pm

Brilliant.

One of the hardest things to do when with your other half.

Try.......not......to...........look......gaaarrrhhhh
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby stuboy on Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:06 pm

Having the most shittiest of shitty weeks at work. P1 major outage in a Data centre meaning 3am finishes on Tuesday and Wednesday and back in for 8am. All done now and at home while the sun is still up with a cold IPA.

Reckon I'll last til 9pm and then it'll be :asleep:
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby ageing hammer on Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:48 pm

S-H wrote:Getting ****ing lost by the sounds of it.


You always make me laugh :)
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby FreeWheeling on Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:19 pm

That look from the checkout girl when I go through with 50 quid of beer and wine, and only 10 quids worth of food shopping
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