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SueC

Quote from: Ulrich on July 27, 2019, 17:35:04Thank you for the pics, nice to see you and your partner and all the animals!

Do you think Mary Lou (the Irish long-hair that looks like a yak) is the donkey most likely, of our donkeys, to join The Cure on audition?  She's got style, she's got the hair, and she's very musical.  I don't have a film of her...well actually I do, but not one that shows all her singing talents... (I'm not suggesting she should or could replace Robert Smith, but she'd make an excellent backing singer... :angel )


I think she was being shy because I had a camera.  This is Ben, a little less shy but still not at full roar with the camera out:


This gives you an idea of asinine musicality... :angel
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Ulrich

... because it's cloudy and raining (after a heatwave)!  :happy

Quote from: SueC on July 27, 2019, 20:02:18Do you think Mary Lou (the Irish long-hair that looks like a yak) is the donkey most likely, of our donkeys, to join The Cure on audition?  She's got style, she's got the hair

Most definitely!  :lol:
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dsanchez

Quote from: SueC on July 27, 2019, 13:42:15and generally rode my bicycle everywhere because I was dirt poor and couldn't afford a car, or even a driver's license for one, till age 21 - after university. 

this is interesting to read because now that I have a very good economic situation I ride my bicycle more than ever (1000Km this year so far) and although I can afford a car, getting one is the last thing in my mind. After all, if I didn't need a car in 40 years, I suppose I won't need one for the remaining of my life. Plus this city is so small that I literally can get anywhere in 15-30 minutes (by bicycle) :)
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SueC

That's so nice, @dsanchez, to have such bicycle-friendly cities!  :cool Munich was like this, and we drool when we see places like Amsterdam on documentaries, with their cycling culture.  When I rode everywhere, I was in Perth, Australia  (for university, then I went and worked in the country) - and that was OK-ish, except traffic in Perth is like LA and it's a problem getting clean air when breathing on the roads, especially nowadays!

On the whole it was a good experience to be forced by circumstances to cycle.  It's just, winter was appalling - riding in rain and hail without high-tech stay-dry clothing and no hot showers in our facilities - I carried a change of clothes and a towel in a plastic bag in my backpack, and swapped my saturated clothes into the plastic bag and then tried to get warm again...

When you live in rural Australia, it's a bit more difficult to cycle to work, as the distances are so great.  For example, farm to town is 35km for us, 20km of which on a highway with inconsiderate drivers that I wouldn't want to ride on (I stick to quiet back roads out here; Albany itself has cycle paths and lots of people living locally are now commuting, some with e-bikes because of hills and lack of shower facilities at work).

Happy riding! :)
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A Strange Girl

Happy today because I just signed up for a Japanese course :) my goal is to learn a new language, this time a completely different one :) let's see what will happen! I feel very motivated ;)
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SueC

Quote from: A Strange Girl on August 01, 2019, 17:49:17Happy today because I just signed up for a Japanese course :) my goal is to learn a new language, this time a completely different one :) let's see what will happen! I feel very motivated ;)

That's so much fun - wishing you much enjoyment! :) Will they also teach you that cute bowing?
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dsanchez

Bought tickets for cycling track for #Lima2019 for my baby brother

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dsanchez

Invested some money in solar panels related stock two weeks ago and already made a profit of 50% :)
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A Strange Girl

Quote from: SueC on August 02, 2019, 02:36:14
Quote from: A Strange Girl on August 01, 2019, 17:49:17Happy today because I just signed up for a Japanese course :) my goal is to learn a new language, this time a completely different one :) let's see what will happen! I feel very motivated ;)

That's so much fun - wishing you much enjoyment! :) Will they also teach you that cute bowing?

Thank you! :) Ooooh I really hope so, I find Japanese bowing very elegant :)
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SueC

Quote from: A Strange Girl on August 04, 2019, 13:58:30
Quote from: SueC on August 02, 2019, 02:36:14
Quote from: A Strange Girl on August 01, 2019, 17:49:17Happy today because I just signed up for a Japanese course :) my goal is to learn a new language, this time a completely different one :) let's see what will happen! I feel very motivated ;)

That's so much fun - wishing you much enjoyment! :) Will they also teach you that cute bowing?

Thank you! :) Ooooh I really hope so, I find Japanese bowing very elegant :)

Isn't it just?  We sometimes watch the Japanese news on our international channel SBS here, just to watch them bow at each other and listen to how they speak.  There's something so nice about having that kind of courtesy as part of the culture.  And speaking of Japanese things, I want to show you the cutest thing... it always makes me very happy to watch this... and how architecture can change everyday lives... hope this makes your day! :)


I'm happy today because we woke up in time to watch the dawn - the last stars twinkling in the sky and then light suffusing everything, and the sound of the kookaburras, who like to sing at dawn.  I challenge anyone to hear their call and not smile! :)


Because the above clip doesn't show an actual singing bird (but has that lovely rollicking group call that they get into where they egg each other on), here's a clip of an individual kookaburra making its sounds!

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Ulrich

...because Richard Stanley's new movie is now official and get its first screening in Sept.! (I met Richard a few years ago in France and he's a cool guy. He was hit by bad luck in 1996 when a production company pulled him away from a film he'd written the script for and thus ruined his career - now he's finally back!)

https://bloody-disgusting.com/movie/3577366/tiff-19-richard-stanleys-color-space-premiering-midnight-madness/
QuoteOne of the highlights from this year's selection is Richard Stanley's hotly-anticipated H.P. Lovecraft adaptation Color Out of Space, which stars Nicolas Cage and signals the director's return to the Midnight Madness lineup after 29 years.
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SueC

Oooh, HP Lovecraft, Brett's re-reading him at the moment! :)  I'll let him know.

Happy today because the dog is looking so happy on our weekly beach trips.  She always chases waves...



This dog lives for adventures - much prefers action to food!
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Ulrich

... because I received an order from a long-lost customer (I'd already worried they'd be gone forever, but I was still hoping/praying that they might get back to me at some point!) - thus now I got some work to do before I have a few days off, but I am enjoying it!  :happy
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Ulrich

Once again, happy for R. Stanley:

https://www.slashfilm.com/color-out-of-space-interview/
QuoteAfter crafting cult genre curiosities like Hardware and Dust Devil, South African filmmaker Richard Stanley was presented with the opportunity to break into Hollywood productions with a big adaptation of The Island of Dr. Moreau starring Marlon Brando and Val Kilmer. But things didn't turn out as planned, and Stanely found himself fired by the production - a saga chronicled in the documentary Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's Island of Dr. Moreau. Stanley then stepped away from feature film directing for over 20 years.

Now, Stanley makes his return with Color Out of Space, a big, weird adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's tale of terror The Colour Out of Space. The project finds Stanley working with Nicolas Cage and Joely Richardson, and the three were on hand at the Toronto International Film Festival where the film had its world premiere. Stanley, Cage, and Richardson spoke with /Film about what makes this particular Lovecraft adaptation so special.

One of the first reviews:
https://www.slantmagazine.com/film/review-color-out-of-space-pays-crackerjack-tribute-to-h-p-lovecraft-story/
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SueC

Super happy because...nice mountains exist in our local area!  And I didn't think I was going to die climbing this one last Sunday, which means my fitness must be improving.  A picture of Brett on the ridge, and of me on the summit.  In the background in the bottom photo is the mountain on which Brett proposed to me nearly 12 years ago; we'll be climbing it on November 2 to commemorate!





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