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Bedazzled by possibilities and stuffed with inertia

Bedazzled by possibilities and stuffed with inertia
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The thought of the Most Monotonous Domestic Lockdown Exercise Levels of competition (C8) has definitely sparked pleasure amid Column 8 visitors and the contributions have flowed in. Joy Paterson of Mount Annan declares herself “so bored I cleaned the top of all of my image frames, and remaining a grandmother I have several!” Fred Elderton of Toronto raised himself from his lockdown torpor “and cleaned the fly screens. This exercise concerned bending, stretching and round arm movement.”

Matt White of Woodbine declares himself to be “so bored (C8), I organised my bookshelf under the Dewey classification.” Hold on, to Granny’s internal librarian this sounds like a fantastic notion and not boring at all. Until your ebook assortment leans seriously towards fiction, in which case next Dewey strictly in the 800s is the route to madness. Really do not go there.

It commenced as a heal for boredom (C8) and turned so a lot more. Judith Allison of Bexley determined to form via her crammed submitting cupboard, in which she located “old-fashioned letters and playing cards, from in advance of the time of e mail and texts, and invested content hours reminiscing about the senders, many of whom have extended considering the fact that shucked off their mortal coil. Tears and smiles basically brightened my working day.”

In the throes of the now-regular Victorian lockdown, Sue Bradley of Eltham (Vic) was “so bored (C8) I cleaned the cutlery drawer. Not the cutlery, just the plastic bit that sits inside of the drawer.” Robyn Lewis of Raglan confesses she is “still seeking to come across time to have out the most tedious residence work. This would be the ironing.” Appears truthful to Granny. If the preference to be made is in between ironing and inertia, inertia will generally acquire.

Whilst we’re quoting the wit of Quentin Crisp (C8), Michael Sparks of Braddon (ACT) remembers that Quentin Crisp went additional than the three-12 months rule on dust. “He at the time claimed that after 7 years it isn’t dust any additional, it gets to be a patina.”

The reaction of Viv Mackenzie of Port Hacking to the revelation that all of Santa’s reindeer (C8) will have to be female. “Typical! Even at the North Pole females do the get the job done and an previous white man gets the glory.”

From again in the times when his father was a butcher, Mike Tucker of Hornsby Heights remembers that “standard fare for pet dogs (C8) was beef bones and lamb shanks. I even now can’t face up to the ‘exotic’ lamb shank offerings at places to eat.”


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