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Our very own countdown thread!

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jaywhat
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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#2841 Post by jaywhat » August 13th, 2009, 7:44 am

Latest post of the previous page:

997,372


meteor stuff may well have been there but we had clouds, and the usual light pollution as well as a nearby non-stop burglar alarm

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#2842 Post by lewist » August 13th, 2009, 8:00 am

997,371
No meteors for me but Residents' Association last night. Today it's off to Grantown Show in the rain.

Verily is it back tae auld claiths and parritch. Never mind, it was a good weekend.
Carpe diem. Savour every moment.

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#2843 Post by Fia » August 13th, 2009, 10:15 am

997,370

Despite our best efforts, as dusk descended, so did the clouds, so we didn't see a diddly-squat :boohoo:

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#2844 Post by Zoe » August 13th, 2009, 12:55 pm

997,369

This summer sucks big-time.

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#2845 Post by Nick » August 13th, 2009, 1:07 pm

997,368

Oh, look! That shooting star's made out of minced beef!



Oh, yes! It's meteorite!


:exit:

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#2846 Post by Maria Mac » August 13th, 2009, 3:22 pm

997,367

I thought you'd still be in Cyprus, Zoe. How was it?

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#2847 Post by Ninny » August 14th, 2009, 8:51 am

997371
And the cat-burglar, Jaywhat - don't forget the cat-burglar!

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#2848 Post by Ninny » August 14th, 2009, 8:53 am

997365
Oh bugger posted above after reading last post on previous page must get myself into gear only one glass of wine a year and look what happens

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#2849 Post by getreal » August 14th, 2009, 10:17 am

997364

it's relentless drizzle at the moment. I must walk the dogs befor it becomes any worse.
Bloody scottish weather.
"It's hard to put a leash on a dog once you've put a crown on his head"-Tyrion Lannister.

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#2850 Post by Zoe » August 14th, 2009, 10:29 am

997,366
Maria wrote:
I thought you'd still be in Cyprus, Zoe. How was it?
I'm still in Cyprus but there have been endless problems with the house this summer and I've spent more time stuck there supervising various workmen than I have on the beach. :sad:

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#2851 Post by Alan C. » August 14th, 2009, 10:48 pm

We seem to have lost it again with the numbers!
Maria posted 997,367, which would appear to be correct, then Ninny posted 997,371 :puzzled:
Then Ninny posted again 997,365 :puzzled: :puzzled:
Then gatreal posted 997,364, which was quite correct (following on from Ninny)
But then in comes Zoe; and takes us back to 997,366.
I'm lost,
Now I know there are at least two folk here who profess to be good with numbers, any chance one of you could sort this out?

I'm going to say 997,365, No idea if it's the right number, just following Zoe :wink:
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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#2852 Post by Ninny » August 15th, 2009, 9:29 am

997364 the problem is you have to hold the last number in your head while you go to the submit reply thingy by which time the numbers could be in any order and have you remembered to subtract one or is it add one on and anyway whose daft idea was this in the first place

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#2853 Post by jaywhat » August 15th, 2009, 9:44 am

Couple of tips at the end (not that I am an expert)

Anyway -
Zoe should have been 997,363
Alan C would then have put 997,362
and Ninny's last one would have been 997,361

so mine is now 997,360

Tips (and remember that if you are replying to a message that is a bit before the last one you need to check you are not following the earlier number, if you see what I mean!)

1) use pencil and paper to note the number (bit old fashioned I know)
2) copy/paste the previous number -remember to subtract one digit
3) when in 'reply' mode scroll down to see the last number

Am I boring or what? :wink:

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#2854 Post by Hundovir » August 15th, 2009, 9:56 am

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Just thought I'd pop in to this thread. Could someone let me know when it starts to get exciting? You know, when we're down to about 42 or so? Thanks.

:hilarity:

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#2855 Post by jaywhat » August 15th, 2009, 10:14 am

997 358

If you think there is anything more exciting than this, please let us know.

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#2856 Post by Zoe » August 15th, 2009, 6:16 pm

997 357


Sorry for screwing up, the heat is affecting my brain. Just popping in to wish Maria, who I believe is celebrating her saints day today,
Χρόνια Πολλά




:D

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#2857 Post by Maria Mac » August 15th, 2009, 6:21 pm

*sidles into thread, hoping to escape from Greeks shouting Χρόνια Πολλά*


:retreat:


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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#2858 Post by lewist » August 15th, 2009, 10:43 pm

Zoe wrote:997 357
Sorry for screwing up, the heat is affecting my brain. Just popping in to wish Maria, who I believe is celebrating her saints day today,
Χρόνια Πολλά
:D
Would that be Greek for Happy Saint's Day by any chance?

Happy Saint's Day anyway, Maria!

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#2859 Post by Maria Mac » August 15th, 2009, 11:05 pm

997 354


Thanks. Nobody got me any cake. :sad:

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#2860 Post by Hestia » August 16th, 2009, 4:11 am

997, 353

I'd bake you a cake, Maria, but you wouldn't like it. I'm afraid I'm the world's worst cook, especially embarassing since my mother and both of my sisters are fantastic cooks. I guess I inherited my dad's genes on that one!

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#2861 Post by lewist » August 16th, 2009, 9:58 pm

Maria wrote:997 354


Thanks. Nobody got me any cake. :sad:
Hey Maria, if I'd known, I would have got you a cake last weekend and we would all have sung Happy Saint's Day to you... and you could have blown out candles or something. :)

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