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Re: First world problems! Share them here!
« Reply #30 on: April 13, 2021, 03:34:03 PM »
We were without power for ten whole minutes today as the city upgraded our electric meter to the new fancy one that the whole city is getting.

We didn't know it was coming today and I had to leave the telecon early.

I expect have been assigned tasks for next week because I wasn't there to say nope.  I may or may not do those tasks depending on how tomorrow's second dose goes.
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Re: First world problems! Share them here!
« Reply #31 on: May 12, 2021, 03:41:02 AM »
I have a nice fountain pen that smells like old socks. This is a recurring problem, and last time I think a soapy soap plus air-drying fixed the problem, but that hasn't fixed it this time. Now I'm soaking it in vinegar solution in the hopes that this will fix it, but I'm annoyed. I like this fountain pen. (It's a TSBI 580).

Oh, well. Back to my Pilot Metros.

Also: Tomoe River Paper has been redesigned and is now worse, apparently. I don't learn this until after it's too late to stock up on my Nanami Seven Seas notebooks. Argh.

My stationery life is rough.

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Re: First world problems! Share them here!
« Reply #32 on: May 12, 2021, 10:18:41 AM »
The hydraulic adjuster thingee on my Ikea office chair will sometimes deflate without warning.  Sometimes I have to turn the chair over on the floor and adjust it that way.  I hate to be surprised by that sinking feeling.

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Re: First world problems! Share them here!
« Reply #33 on: May 12, 2021, 11:25:14 AM »
The yoga studio closest to my place only has hot yoga at times that are convenient for me.

I'm trying but it's just a misery - who wants to have an hour-long hot flash?

My skin does look rather detoxed this morning. So there's that.

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Re: First world problems! Share them here!
« Reply #34 on: May 12, 2021, 11:52:19 AM »
A bird ate the one cherry on my cherry tree.

There go my plans for a tiny cake topped with one tiny cherry.

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Re: First world problems! Share them here!
« Reply #35 on: May 12, 2021, 12:26:04 PM »
Last year some creature ate the one lone wild strawberry I had in the yard.  It was the size of a large pea, and perfectly formed.  I had visions of floating it in a flute of champagne during brunch.  Alas.
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Re: First world problems! Share them here!
« Reply #36 on: May 12, 2021, 01:25:50 PM »
A bird ate the one cherry on my cherry tree.

There go my plans for a tiny cake topped with one tiny cherry.

That WAS a disappointment, wasn't it?
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Re: First world problems! Share them here!
« Reply #37 on: May 12, 2021, 02:00:31 PM »
I had to wrestle with password updates and other bullshit while filing my taxes, but I did it!

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Re: First world problems! Share them here!
« Reply #38 on: May 12, 2021, 02:39:15 PM »
A bird ate the one cherry on my cherry tree.

There go my plans for a tiny cake topped with one tiny cherry.

Can you still have the tiny cake? Or is it just not worth it without the tiny cherry?

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Re: First world problems! Share them here!
« Reply #39 on: May 12, 2021, 06:24:24 PM »
Amazon is no longer showing me other books bought by the people who purchased the current book I am looking at now.   Instead they show me suggested books based on my previous searches and purchases.  Then they have a row of "sponsored items" related to the book I am looking at.  It was nice to see what is being read by people with similar interests to my own.
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Re: First world problems! Share them here!
« Reply #40 on: May 12, 2021, 07:44:25 PM »
A bird ate the one cherry on my cherry tree.

There go my plans for a tiny cake topped with one tiny cherry.

Can you still have the tiny cake? Or is it just not worth it without the tiny cherry?

Alternatively, the best course of action may be to make plans for a large cake with plentiful other toppings -- and to follow through with said plans.  (Being that the excuse for tiny has now gone away.)

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Re: First world problems! Share them here!
« Reply #41 on: May 12, 2021, 07:59:35 PM »
Amazon is no longer showing me other books bought by the people who purchased the current book I am looking at now.   Instead they show me suggested books based on my previous searches and purchases.  Then they have a row of "sponsored items" related to the book I am looking at.  It was nice to see what is being read by people with similar interests to my own.

It’s getting difficult to find a specific item on Amazon. Drives me nuts to enter a title and author/singer/actor, only to see several items with three of the seven words I entered appear before the item I wanted, which matches all of my search terms.
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Re: First world problems! Share them here!
« Reply #42 on: May 12, 2021, 08:09:31 PM »
Two weeks ago our electricity went off twice, for nearly three hours each time.

This is clearly a problem unique to the world's most advanced developing country.
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Re: First world problems! Share them here!
« Reply #43 on: May 13, 2021, 07:30:35 AM »
A bird ate the one cherry on my cherry tree.

There go my plans for a tiny cake topped with one tiny cherry.

Can you still have the tiny cake? Or is it just not worth it without the tiny cherry?

I can still have a tiny cake. I’ll just have to contemplate other tiny toppings. I have lots of strawberries

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Re: First world problems! Share them here!
« Reply #44 on: May 13, 2021, 11:05:32 AM »
I've been hit with a little blitz of online surveys and forms from various sources.  Work-related, so I can't just ignore them.
Don't lay up treasures for yourselves on Earth, where they can decay or be stolen.  Lay up treasures for yourselves in Heaven, where there is no decay or theft.  Where your treasure is, you heart will be also.


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