Little things in life that make you smile

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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby FreeWheeling on Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:33 pm

Polaroid wrote:
Marvellous.
One more Hammer to add.
Bravo FW and all concerned.


Cheers , Granddaughter No1's first song was bubbles despite her father being a front wheel, much to his displeasure No2 will also go the same way :D
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby The Collector on Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:17 pm

I was on the train home from work the other night and a mum and toddler got on a Stratford. There were only a few seats left and none together so the guy opposite me moved to give the mum and son seats together.

The kid was an absolute delight, keeping himself amused and singing to himself. I couldn’t help but smile.

As the train pulled into Ilford the mum got up and the boy clambered down from his seat looked at me, waved and said “goodbye grandad”, turned to the guy who gave up his seat and said “goodbye daddie” and clutched his mum’s hand as he went down the carriage.

The guy who gave up his seat was a Sikh, I am white and you have probably guessed that the little boy was black. :D
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby jastons on Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:51 am

Mourinho: “I don't want to make a drama of it. That’s football, it is not the end of the world. I sit in this chair twice in the CL and knocked Man United out with Porto and Real Madrid so it is not something new for the club.”
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby Clacton-ammer on Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:48 am

^^^ Plus Man Utd going out in a whimper, cheered me right up :lol:
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby DasNutNock on Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:58 pm

The office postponing a team meeting at the New York office, so I suddenly have next week free to actually do something useful :thup:
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby FreeWheeling on Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:58 pm

Makes me laugh when IT companies ship people half way around the world for meetings
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby DasNutNock on Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:34 pm

FreeWheeling wrote:Makes me laugh when IT companies ship people half way around the world for meetings


Nuts, isn't it. We don't work like that on a day to day basis - why stick us all in a meeting room for a few days? My dad was incensed when I said I couldn't be arsed with it, implying that you can't form relationships with people over the phone & Skype, but he's been out of the game for 20 years, and has no idea how business is conducted any more - nor any vague idea what I actually do for a living.

I'd say it's far more important to know how to effectively work in a geographically dispersed environment than just about any other business relationship nowadays, in my line of work, at least. The septics still don't get it, thinking everything happens 9-5 EST.
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby Vince on Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:33 pm

Youngest son's first outdoor collegiate meet at the Georgia Tech Invitational this weekend. Some big schools in attendance, UGA, FSU, Texas A+M.
Yesterday he came 5th in the hammer which is his weakest event, this morning 2nd in the shot put and this afternoon 1st in the discus ! One proud Dad.
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby DasNutNock on Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:36 pm

Vince wrote:Youngest son's first outdoor collegiate meet at the Georgia Tech Invitational this weekend. Some big schools in attendance, UGA, FSU, Texas A+M.
Yesterday he came 5th in the hammer which is his weakest event, this morning 2nd in the shot put and this afternoon 1st in the discus ! One proud Dad.


****ing hell. What does he weigh? What are his gym stats?
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby Vince on Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:55 pm

He weighs approx. 121 kilos and is a shade under 6' feet tall. Solid muscle.
Some of these blokes though Dan are 4th/5th year seniors so a year or two older than him (he's a Junior) and these guys are 6'3" - 6-6" 150-160 kilos. Power helps but speed and technique is very important in these events.
I've text him for his gym stat's. They are very impressive, he's the strongest in the team by far.
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby Hammers Dad on Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:58 pm

Vince wrote:He weighs approx. 121 kilos and is a shade under 6' feet tall. Solid muscle.
Some of these blokes though Dan are 4th/5th year seniors so a year or two older than him (he's a Junior) and these guys are 6'3" - 6-6" 150-160 kilos. Power helps but speed and technique is very important in these events.
I've text him for his gym stat's. They are very impressive, he's the strongest in the team by far.

For those of us who weigh in English, that's around 19 stone
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby DasNutNock on Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:29 am

150kg??? They taking something on their breakfast cereal, do you think, or are they just the product of training and consuming vast mountains of chicken & beef?
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby DasNutNock on Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:31 am

Is he a likely scholarship kid, then? Is he a pure field athlete or does he wrestle or play ball as well?
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby Slacking student on Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:36 am

This piss taking Newcastle fan

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Sunderland lose to Preston and Newcastle fan (wearing shirt) wins half-time crossbar challenge – How bad can it get…?

Sunderland suffer: “To top it off a bloke in Newcastle kit won crossbar challenge at HT and did a lap of the pitch celebrating like Shearer"


:lol:
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby DasNutNock on Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:15 pm

Repairing stuff. This weekend was a pedal bin and a punctured tyre on the running buggy. Desperate to find something else to fix now, feel like I’m on a roll...
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby Vince on Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:57 pm

DasNutNock wrote:150kg??? They taking something on their breakfast cereal, do you think, or are they just the product of training and consuming vast mountains of chicken & beef?


Vast amounts of food for the majority Dan, but for sure some kids are on enhancements.
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby Vince on Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:02 pm

DasNutNock wrote:Is he a likely scholarship kid, then? Is he a pure field athlete or does he wrestle or play ball as well?


Yes he's on a scholarship. He just does track and field, indoor season and then outdoor takes up the year.
He did play American football as a linebacker but busted his shoulder up and had to have surgery 5 years ago. His Mum was worried about the permanent effect it would have on his body if he played again,
He's only being doing track and field by chance, as the High School knew he was quick and strong and they needed someone to help out with the discus as they were a man short. First year he got in State, second year he broke a 1965 school record. He now holds the college's indoor and outdoor shot put record and is going for the discus record this year.
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby DasNutNock on Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:49 pm

Blimey - if he can be competitive at that level, fair play to him. And yes, keeping him away from brain trauma is probably a good idea. Very impressive stuff :thup:
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby bubbles1966 on Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:42 pm

There's an original 45 on sale on ebay at the moment by the Drifters (the Shadows) that can be got for £19.99 on discogs - someone's just bid £82. :o

There's a couple of Who/Floyd LPs on there that are currently topping £120 a piece with a day to go.
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby Vince on Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:45 pm

DasNutNock wrote:****ing hell. What does he weigh? What are his gym stats?


Bench 435 lbs, Squat 605 lbs and Hang Clean 315 lbs.
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