Tuesday, 25 March 2014

What I learned this week...@ ribenamusings

This title should be 'What I learned this month' because it has been an age since I last joined in the fun with Julie at 'From Inmates to Playdates'.  I am still bowled over with work but I need to make some time for myself.

I did not manage to get today's end of year report preparation finished; I will blame the cavity wall insulation workmen as they are a convenient scapegoat.

I am ready to pack my bags for 4 days in Sheffield, Beautiful B is out and about with Ry, Hubby is playing pool and as long as I do not distract myself from that other than with this and a spot of ironing of shirts for Hubby then I should be tucked up in bed for 10pm ready for a 4am wake up call.

So here goes:

  • A keyboard can start squeaking with a key press for no reason whatsoever.  Maybe it has decided to go out in sympathy with the ever loving gas fire that indiscriminately turns itself off.
  • On reflection 2 small piece of salmon in lemon and herb sauce was too much or so my stomach tells me.
  • If I forget to return my dad's Sat Nav to him on returning from Sheffield within 3 days he will make sure to remind me.
  • The Australian voice on the Tom Tom is much funnier than the English posh speaking woman especially when he says it is time to cruise as you turn onto the motorway.
  • An automatic car is soooo much easier to drive than a manual; and my next car will not have a manual gear box.
  • If I don't feel like de-heading my parrot plant every day all I need to do is shake it slightly and they will all drop off....as I found out today when removing everything from the window in case the cavity wall insulation shook the house enough to knock things off a 15" windowsill.
  • You know you are taking too many supplies on a 4 day trip when you watch Criminal Minds debating in the back of your mind whether the crisps, grapes and yogurts would be better off in the small suitcase rather than a bag where they can get squished.
  • It is much easier to give Fredster his twice daily dose of Tramadol if they are hidden inside banana.
  • Trying to remember to write down everything you eat for fat club is so much harder than it sounds; either that or I am just too easily distracted.
  • It's stupid to pull at a split nail because it may just pull it out all the way down the side of the nail bed and then swell your finger up to twice it's size.
  • I must remember to put the laptop charger in my back pack tonight - at least that way I may have remembered to pack it once out of the last 5 visits to Sheffield.
And in other news (or according to my daily facts calendar):
  • In severe cases, caffeine overdose can result in death from convulsions or an irregular heartbeat - ah and there was Hubby thinking he was the one that caused my heart to go all aflutter;
  • Not all people are attracted to other humans.  There are believed to be around forty objectum sexuals in the world who feel attraction, arousal, love and even commitment for an object instead of another person - am I considered a mild case of bi-objectum sexual if I feel attraction to my husband but also to sleeping in my bed?
  • A 23 year old New Zealand mother lost 88 lbs and suffered a heart attack after drinking nothing but red bull (10-14 cans a day) for 8 months.  A small price to pay if it worked for me and Pepsi Max.....
  • Trichotillomania is a behavioural disorder that makes people rip their own hair out, pulling it from the scalp, eyebrows, eyelashes and more with bald patches as a result.  Don't worry ladies, it doesn't count if you are only pulling stray hairs from your chin or top lip;
  • It is illegal to get a fish intoxicated in the state of Ohio...but not to get a dog intoxicated in Blackpool not that I have ever done that - we stop Abi after she has finished off the last teaspoon from Hubby's almost empty bottle of Coors; and finally
  • For the last 15 years, Indonesia has been plagued by so many wildfires that breathing air near the burn sites is, at times, equivalent to smoking 80 packs of cigarettes a day - some would argue that you would smell better than smoking 80 packs of cigarettes a day too.

So what have you learned this week?

Usual rules apply - see below. I would love to hear from you if you also leave comments on my blog.To join in Julie's What I Learned This Week carnival, simply follow these steps:

1. Any time this week, publish your What I Learned This Week post on your blog and comment on my blog hyper linking to your blog.

2. Then go and visit Julie’s blog at From Inmates to Playdates, find her latest “What I learned this week” and link up with the Mr. Linky form at the bottom of the post. Please put the link to your POST, not the front page of your blog.

3. Then visit the other participants and see what they learned this week.

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