Weight and Stuff Report – 2 July 2011

OK, this is not good. I really will have to do something now[1]. Not only is the scale displaying excessively large numbers, but it creaked when I got on it this morning, which is one step away from it saying “one at a time, please”. I was sufficiently shocked to make the effort and walk to Tesco’s this morning.

Here’s something I hadn’t taken a proper look at before:

Spike

Spike

This quite tasteful spire is on the former Sailors’ Bethel – a chapel – which is on Horatio Street, overlooking the Tyne.

[1] And yes, I know I’ve been saying that all year

73 thoughts on “Weight and Stuff Report – 2 July 2011

  1. Twisty

    It’s God’s[1] way of telling you you should’ve listened to me and joined me in my LosingIt effort. :tongue:

    [1] And don’t even start in on the God thingy![2]
    [2] You’ll miss the humor if you do :smile:

          1. Twisty

            It’s a good thing for you I like you so much.[1]

            [1] And I KNOW what you’re thinking, so don’t even say it!!!

            1. Les Post author

              Mutter. I’ve had to increase the nesting level to accommodate you! And I really don’t think that you do know what I’m thinking. My thoughts are so random that most of the time even I don’t know what I’m thinking.

              1. Twisty

                You’re welcome – and no charge for helping you improve your website. :cool: I do SO know what you were thinking…along the lines of, “It is?” :tongue:

    1. Les Post author

      No, I think seven levels is more than enough. If I add any more, the comments will
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      1. Twisty

        Ok, at this point I’m going to have to start charging for my services. To wit: shirley there’s a way to adjust box size, text size, etc. in order to better accommodate replies? I’ve seen it done. Then again, it’s not like we need proper nests in order to banter on, eh? Hang on let me test that.

        1. Les Post author

          For nested comments to appear as nested, there has to be an indent. The style I use for this site allows more width than most for comments, so we can get away with an above-average maximum nesting level. Reducing the text size would reduce legibility. And only crazy wicked :witch: es are strange enough to nest this deep anyway!

  2. Twisty

    Nope! I can carry right on bantering to my heart’s content! Hey, I know – let’s see how many first-level comments your site can accommodate!! :bouncy:

    1. Les Post author

      Nooooooooo!!!! Her phone calls go on for ages! And it costs an arm and a leg to call her in crazy furriner land.

      I’ll get right on that flag thing…. or not

          1. Twisty

            Sam – USA flag is a great idea. :yes: As is Skype. Ashamed to admit I haven’t tried it yet (although I have used Fring). Will test that with the Bessie as soon as he returns from doing the Green Valley thingy. And the only reason our phone calls go on E     N     D     L     E     S     S     L     Y is because Les likes to argue on and on and ON and on, even when he’s wrong! I do my best to help school the obstinate git, but does he listen? Heck as like!

            1. Les Post author

              That’s where you’re going wrong, you see. You keep imagining that I’m wrong, even after I’ve educated you in the correct use of the letter u, how to pronounce simple words like dog, and so on. And another problem is your attempt to use colloquialisms – the last sentence should have read “Does he heck as like”

              Oh, and you do know I can edit you comments, don’t you?

              1. Twisty

                See? This is what I was just talking about…once again, school’s in session. First of all, life is short…no sense adding additional burdens or needlessly complicating things…such as by adding the superfluous “u” everywhere. Takes too long to to read it, pronounce it, etc. – we don’t have that kind of time left on this earth. “Color” still means “color”, no “u” necessary. And…AND…we just saved 1/1000th of a femtosecond! It all adds up, ya know. As far as colloquialisms, once again you stuffy Brits needlessly futz about wasting time being all proper, holding to out-dated stodgy traditions that shackle your freedom. I happen to think MY take on the colloquialism grammatically improves the expression; YOUR way renders “heck” to be a verb…and you know how verbing weirds language.

                Yes, I know you can edit my comments. Are you threatening me with your usual forgeries?

              2. Les Post author

                And once again you’ve broken the nesting limit! Have you no respect?

                Your wildly inaccurate comments on spelling are noted. Remind me to forward you the entire OED when I’m back on a cable connection.

                “Did {x} heck as like” is a conventional expression, which is well-known and understood. If you wish to break it down “heck as like” is a phrase acting in much the same way as a single word does in the perhaps more familiar to you expression “Did {x} hell”. I hope that’s a little clearer for you now.

                I wasn’t making any threats…

  3. Twisty

    Since this thread has already achieved Max Comment status, thought I’d ask here: would be nice to find WordPress shim for ability for readers/commenters to be notified via email when someone responds in a blogpost they’ve commented on. Have seen this ability in forums. You have web wizard – can you work some magic here?

    1. Les Post author

      Shim? I assume you mean a plugin? There probably are such things, but I prefer not to send email from my server beyond system notifications to the admin.

  4. Sam Judson

    RSS feed on comments, although if two comments are made close together it sometimes gets them the wrong way round[1] – this can make Les’s usually ramblings even more mind-bendingly weird sounding.

    [1] Its a timey-wimey kinda thing… probably.[2]
    [2] Should that be [1], or should it be [5]?
    [5] There is no footnore No 5. You are imagining this. It’s not really here.

    1. Twisty

      MORE mind-bendingly weird sounding? Is such a thing even possible? :lol: And your footnotes are atrocious! As if footnotes aren’t bad enough already!

    2. Les Post author

      Well, it may just be wibbly-wobbly. As to the numbers, anyone mad enough to read this far[35][17] will probably have lost count, so you could use any numbers[42] at all and it wouldn’t make much difference.

      [35] Hi Twisty! :wave:
      [17] Hi Sam! :wave:
      [42] This is a good choice

  5. Twisty

    What a bratty little GIT you are!!! The comment replies are always long enough, so long as YOU have the last word, but if *I* get the last word, you just can’t stand that and go and increase the comments so that only YOU can have the last word! I see what you did there! And your tricks don’t fool me, Bessie!

      1. Twisty

        It makes PERFECT sense! You weren’t content to let ME have the last word, and increased the nesting limit so that you could not only argue, but also get the last word! FIEND!!

          1. Twisty

            No no no – scroll up! I apparently hit a NEW limit since the other day, which you increased ONLY to further your opportunity to argue on and on about the heck as like thingy!

  6. Twisty

    #10! This must be the PERFECT comment! :) Do you realize this thread has reached 71 comments? Woohoohoohoooooooo! Where’s bouncy Tigger when you need him? :bouncy:

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