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Old February 21 2011, 06:42 PM   #556
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^Check out the link

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It's a 100 g scale...



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Old February 21 2011, 07:14 PM   #557
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^ Was that link there before? I didn't see it. I'll be checking myself into a home later today.
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Old February 21 2011, 11:43 PM   #558
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I like most of those, but am really fond of Rope. Brilliantly executed and wonderfully theatrical (the costuming is also top-notch).
I love how you notice the costuming!
I always do anyway, but Rope's is genuinely worth highlighting.




Today's purchases: white roses, and dark chocolate biscuits. More of an earning than a spending sort of day...
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Old February 22 2011, 04:57 PM   #559
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I just ordered the HTC 7 Mozart, SIM Free and Unbranded:





Should be here in a couple of days.
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Old February 22 2011, 05:18 PM   #560
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^Cool -If I weren't such a geek (that I had to have the most geekish device on the market at the time ) I'd have something not entirely unlike that! -sounds like it has a very good (flash!) camera -you'll need to let us see a few shots from that when you get it!
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Old February 22 2011, 05:20 PM   #561
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^ I certainly will!

I was uncertain between this, the Nokia N8 and one of the Android phones, but I decided to give the new Windows Phone 7 OS a go and see if I like it better than my old Symbian phone.
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Old February 22 2011, 05:37 PM   #562
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I like most of those, but am really fond of Rope. Brilliantly executed and wonderfully theatrical (the costuming is also top-notch).
I love how you notice the costuming!
I always do anyway, but Rope's is genuinely worth highlighting.




Today's purchases: white roses, and dark chocolate biscuits. More of an earning than a spending sort of day...

The movies arrived today. I can't wait to watch (hoping to pop Rope in tonight).

I wish i could borrow you for a week, just to help me find decent clothes. I could use your eye.

True story: I use to post daily on this other board ...everyone there knew i am not a 'clothes person'. They actually all submitted my name to one of those shows on tv where they make you over. I told them forget it, no way would i go on the show.

In other words.....i could seriously use your help.
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Old February 22 2011, 06:13 PM   #563
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I wish i could borrow you for a week, just to help me find decent clothes. I could use your eye.
Ah, but women's clothing is trickier than men's, because trends are much more prominent. Not to say that men's clothing doesn't move with trends, of course it does, but womenswear is so much more sensitive to it and it's much closer to the surface.

Relatively timeless smart men's tailored clothing, kept up to date with a few contemporary palette or fabric/textural choices, is not that difficult. The trends are easy to spot and incorporate in a subtle manner so you can retain your own identity easily.

Not so with ladies outfits! I do chat clothes with a couple of female friends but can't advise them beyond basic professional pieces. The rest requires a much broader awareness of what's on the market than I have!

Still, the core basic understanding of what silhouettes and palettes work well on you is something you can learn with experimentation. The simplest way is also the most time-consuming; go to lots of shops and try on everything. Look at it in the mirror with a critical eye, not so much as to whether you would buy that specific piece, but rather whether it flatters in terms of either silhouette or colour. Once you get the silhouette and colour relatively sorted, the rest slots in place much more easily.

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...I decided to give the new Windows Phone 7 OS a go...
I'm thinking of getting a new phone later this year, and will probably go with an HTC Windows Phone for it (I have an old HTC running an ancient version of Windows as it is, and if I'm happy with that, I should be happy with the newest versions of each). I'm waiting until they patch it to include cut-and-paste though. WTF is it with releasing OSs without such a basic functionality? Apple did the same thing too at first, didn't they? The context-sensitive menu shortcuts never cover all eventualities, and cut-and-paste is just so much more flexible.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to hearing your review of the OS.
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Old February 22 2011, 09:32 PM   #564
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^ Yes, I am aware of that "little" overlook by M$, but I guess it has become fashionable to just throw a new OS out there as quickly as possible and then tweak it and tune it with the much dreaded "updates". What can you do, it's the call of money.
I personally never used the cut-and-paste function before and I doubt I'll start using it now, so to me it was a non-existent issue, thankfully.

In any case, the update covering that and other minor nuisances is due for March, so there won't be long to wait.
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Old February 23 2011, 03:11 AM   #565
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Just purchased some downloadable digital art sheets for my jewelry making. I wish I was talented enough to make my own sheets.
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Old February 23 2011, 06:57 AM   #566
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Hubby bought us a new dryer from Sears. Yay!
There goes our tax refund. Boo!
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Old February 23 2011, 09:09 PM   #567
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The nutty prints I mentioned upthread arrived today. Super secure packaging, fast shipping and the paintings themselves are good quality; very good seller if anyone else was thinking of buying.

So I went to the framing shop to get them framed. Their size is awkward enough that I opted to get the frames bespoke rather than squeeze them into standard frames that don't really suit in terms of size/colour. Neither the (non sci-fi fan) sales assistant nor I could stop giggling at the calculated lunacy of the subject matter. I got exactly the reaction from her that I hope to get from visitors when they first see them; a glance, then a double-take, followed by good-humoured laughter and WTF questions.
Good God those are beyond hilarious
Yeah, they're well funky.

I was thinking earlier today where to put them once they're back from the framers and think the Scout Trooper is going in the hall and Jar Jar and Jango Fett are going in the kitchen. The contrast to a print of Caravaggio's Card Sharps on another wall should be enough to bring a smile to anyone's face.
Love the prints! I think you need to post some photos of your home. I suspect it's quite interesting.
Got the prints back from framing and hung them up. In the end I decided to put all three together, so the frame colours don't match exactly. But I think they still look better together than my initial plan of putting the Scout Trooper elsewhere.

Ever so slightly wonky, admittedly, but that's what you get trying to hang pictures without a plumb line or spirit level...


Apologies too for the dodgy photography!
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Old February 23 2011, 10:45 PM   #568
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I just ordered some shoe trees. Now I need shoes.
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Old February 23 2011, 10:49 PM   #569
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^You mean... they don't grow on your new trees?
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Old February 25 2011, 04:35 PM   #570
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The first year of Criminal Minds. Love it.
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