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#91    sarah_444

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 08:37 PM

I learned how to install corner shelves...sort of.
I learned that some of the spring bulbs I'm forcing to grow in my windows are starting to bloom...(little things make me happy)
I learned that how easy it is to burn pasta when I'm distracted and forget that I put it in the pot to cook.
I learned that I really really want another dog. Specifically one of the golden retriever puppies that a friend's dog had a month ago. But I can't... :cry:


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Posted 10 March 2013 - 08:51 PM

I learned today, that I can't trust myself to be true to myself.

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 05:59 PM

Early this morning I learned what 'frangible' bullets are ....... and I really wish I hadn't :cry: . Seriously, why would anyone want to use such things? What situation could possibly justify their use? As if 'ordinary' bullets were not bad enough.

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 12:34 AM

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 12:57 AM

1) I learnt that the UK cannot handle snow.

2) I learnt how easy it is for journalists to badly misreport scientific papers and create sensationalistic news articles which makes it very easy to put doubt into the mind of the public regarding GPs, pushing ever more people towards to dubious field of complementary and alternative medicine.

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 07:06 AM

Today I learned that Treasure Island near San Francisco is considerably radioactively contaminated in areas, left over from its Naval base days.

I later learned that it was built on a landfill... then later learned that the term landfill in this case meant dirt/Earth/rock put in the ocean.. not a bunch of garbage.

I've lived in the greater Bay area for almost 30 years. :blush:

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 06:58 PM

I learnt that N- Trance of "Set Me Free" fame hail from Oldham.

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 12:29 PM

I also learnt that Professor Brian Cox has his roots in Oldham too...

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 12:53 PM

I relearned today that there are no coincidences, because I just came from the thread that reminded me it’s the little things that make life worth living, into this thread, on this page that starts with sarah’s little bulb things starting to bloom :D
And now this little no-coincidence thing makes me happy, along with my various bulbs in the garden starting to bloom.  

In other words, I learned today that you can't have too many bulbs.

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 01:08 PM

Today I learned, yet again, that I tend to make mountains out of mole hills.

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 07:33 PM

 G Donnelly, on 31 March 2013 - 12:29 PM, said:

I also learnt that Professor Brian Cox has his roots in Oldham too...

Yep Oldham!  He lectures at my daughters Uni (Manchester.) Did you know he use to be in a pop band! (he is pretty gorgeous too :D )

Edited by Star of the Sea, 01 April 2013 - 07:34 PM.

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 07:00 PM

Learned today that Ireland is always beautiful, even in the biting wind and that childhood places of fond memories always hold magic no matter how old you get.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 03:24 AM

I learned that if I throw my body into my locked front door as hard as I can a few times it'll just open!  

I also learned to make sure my keys are really with me before I leave the house.


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Posted 08 April 2013 - 06:00 AM

Today I learned that thumb fractures gone unchecked for too long can become harder and harder to fix (go figure) and can lead to arthritis (go figure again). I think I may have fractured my thumb weeks ago. It hurts every day, badly when waking up if I played the drums the day before, and is affecting the use of my hand's tight gripping.

I learned months ago that going to the emergency room for a broken finger which was actually only sprained cost me hundreds, and was no help. I wish it didn't influence my decision to not visit a doctor about this potentially damaged for life scenario.

Edited by _Only, 08 April 2013 - 06:01 AM.

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#105    Helen of Annoy

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 07:14 PM

 _Only, on 08 April 2013 - 06:00 AM, said:

Today I learned that thumb fractures gone unchecked for too long can become harder and harder to fix (go figure) and can lead to arthritis (go figure again). I think I may have fractured my thumb weeks ago. It hurts every day, badly when waking up if I played the drums the day before, and is affecting the use of my hand's tight gripping.

I learned months ago that going to the emergency room for a broken finger which was actually only sprained cost me hundreds, and was no help. I wish it didn't influence my decision to not visit a doctor about this potentially damaged for life scenario.

On the brighter side, unattended finger fracture can also lead to formation of something that will look just like an extra joint, only you couldn’t control it like you control your real, natural joints. Cool, huh?
Don’t worry, I’m just creeping you out, though it’s possible it won’t happen to you, it’s rare and you need very serious fracture to develop fake joint out of it. If you can play drums with your fracture, it’s not fake joint worth. And playing drums is also the reason why it still hurts.
I broke my thumb in ventilator once and it hurt like hell for over a month. It hurt so bad I couldn't write or do anything involving that thumb. I simply didn't want to wear cast (again!) so I was careful for a while and it healed eventually. I have no arthritis... yet.
(Mods, I'm not giving medical advices, I'm sharing thumb breaking experiences and creeping the guy out!)

I learned today I like to creep people out, but only to certain, well defined level.
I also learned sore thumb is not something only I experienced. Well, duh :D

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