Space, time and distance  

cindi1977 39F
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8/11/2006 2:48 pm

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Space, time and distance


I was getting so pissed off with this site at the start of the week. A couple of times when I logged in, the IMC window just hung up. Then on Sunday and Monday I couldn't get a conversation started.

Midweek I was away on some visits - meetings all day, from breakfast through to dinner. (For our friends in the north, I'm using dinner in the southern sense, think about four hours after you've had your tea!)

I didn't get online at all and the break was quite refreshing. (Well actually, I think it was the moderately stimulating company).

I got back yesterday and the world had changed a little. I spent a few hours here last night having a couple of decent conversations. Was slightly peeved though - in one chat I was describing myself by saying "on a good day I'm petite" and the reply was "so on a poor day you're plump." Bloody cheek! She's blocked!

ColB74 42M

8/11/2006 3:27 pm

Like yourself I've been away for a bit. Whilst away I didn't miss AdultFriendFinder but now that I'm back I find that I'm slipping back into the old routine of logging on and hoping that I'll find someone to connect with.

Fortunately, since I've been away I've been lucky enough to have been contacted by a few attractive women (and I don't mean just good looking, I'm not that shallow) with some very nice things to say. I've been polite, as I hope I always am, but I don't think there will be a lasting connection.

Still, on my return I treated myself to a webcam. I'm not sure if it will prove to be of any use as I confess to being a little uncomfortable behind the camera, not shy, just aware that I'm not photogenic.

Now nobody will need to ask if I'm plump...


78slacker 38M

8/11/2006 3:29 pm

Hang on... four hours after tea, so then it was supper?? As a northern monkey i use the North Eastern Tesside timetable of breakfast / dinner / tea / supper Unless there is another Northern way, dunno how they timetable their meal breaks over the in the North West like

Had the same trouble with IMC during the week, screen froze for a bit then all i had was the 'connecting' in the bottom left corner of IMC window, got a bit peeved, thought it just me PC being a bit shitty.

Sort of a *meow* comment there like from your fellow conversationalist (word?). Still raised a smirk like

*looks elsewhere*


cindi1977 39F

8/11/2006 3:59 pm

Hey Col, webcam a treat? Still not paged me yet.. You won't catch me flaunting myself here on cam.

78stacker, was going to say something about working past supper time, but I thought I'd be pushing my luck. I visited some distant relations in the north a few years ago and they brought out tea with cheese and crackers in time for the 10 o'clock news. That's what I call supper.

In Scotland they have a fish supper at teatime. Work that out! lol


4affair2 58M

8/11/2006 4:17 pm

Good to hear your week ended better than it started. I've had the same problem with IMC. I just give up for a while and try later. I keep looking for you and missing. Yeah, kind of a rude comment you got. Hope you have a good weekend.


78slacker 38M

8/12/2006 5:04 am

    Quoting cindi1977:
    Hey Col, webcam a treat? Still not paged me yet.. You won't catch me flaunting myself here on cam.

    78stacker, was going to say something about working past supper time, but I thought I'd be pushing my luck. I visited some distant relations in the north a few years ago and they brought out tea with cheese and crackers in time for the 10 o'clock news. That's what I call supper.

    In Scotland they have a fish supper at teatime. Work that out! lol
Cheese and crackers? Wasn't someone called Wallace with a dog called Gromit was it? (sorry)

As for the Scottish food timetable, that sounds like a whole other story on it's own!


ColB74 42M

8/12/2006 9:49 am

It was a treat because it's not something I need. I've had it on for a while now and it seems to be blokes that like to watch it, even though there is nothing to see! I really have no intention of showing myself unless someone (female) asks me nicely.

I'm actually trying to find out if the members on here that couldn't be bothered to send me a reply now think that they can have a free show. Is that wrong?


cindi1977 39F

8/12/2006 2:40 pm

Hey Col, blokes watching - didn't I suggest you had an alternative career as a gay icon? lol

78slacker - it is another story. But before you get the explanation you have to learn and understand the rules of cricket - a true insight into the British psyche!


ColB74 42M

8/12/2006 3:55 pm

Cindi, I hate to admit that you are right especially being that I don't think you need the confidence boost.


78slacker 38M

8/12/2006 4:38 pm

Hmmmm well i do know the basics of the game, however things like 'silly mid-off' and something to do with 'bowling a googlie' although sound serious, do get a childish giggle from me from time to time. But you can't beat watching a bit of cricket, makes ideal Sunday telly, and i do attempt to follow my 'local team' Durham.

But now i'm intrigued, are you saying the trip to Scotland and the fish supper incident is related to cricket, or the trip oop north for cheese and crackers is?

Or am i missing a reference point completely??

(i should point out i am easily confused, and a bit slow, and the flippin' IMC won't connect tonight at all )


cindi1977 39F

8/13/2006 3:00 am

78slacker, sorry to confuse you, I had been watching 20/20 cricket finals with friends and it was fresh in my mind as an example of how in such a small country we use the same words but they have very different meanings, whether due to region or situation.

IM was rubbish last night. I was disconnected mid-chat and couldn't reconnect.


78slacker 38M

8/13/2006 6:32 am

Ah, i see, don't worry it was me being a bit slow I see where your coming from now though, one of the joys(!) of being British, being this diverse in such a small landmass, where tea can mean is a drink and time for food, where cheers can be celebratory saying or (in my case) saying thanks, and where the food timetable is absolutely topsy turvy, and only thing in its right place is breakfast... and we have words like topsy turvy!

(and then there's cricket)


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