NewDave: I'm GASsing so bad I just started looking at acoustic basses. I need help.
Sept 11, 2020 19:46:11 GMT
NewDave: Truth is I don't need any new guitars. I just need to get better at playing the ones I already have. But sometimes I WANT one even though I know it's completely irrational.
Sept 11, 2020 20:22:28 GMT
NewDave: There's a Larrivee LSV11 on ebay from the US that looks like it's a very competitive price.
Sept 12, 2020 19:10:31 GMT
NewDave: I wonder if bidders realise they'll have to pay around 28% in duty and that Paypal charges £30 just to exchange currency and gives an exchange rate that's about the same as the one you get in the airport. Ebay displays a price based on the bank rate.
Sept 12, 2020 19:12:00 GMT
NewDave: I bought a guitar from Italy once - thought I'd snagged a bargain. Once I'd given Paypal a wheelbarrow full of money not such a bargain after all. And that was Italy so there weren't any duties payable.
Sept 12, 2020 19:13:08 GMT
NewDave: BRING BACK THE MALTHOUSE COMPROMISE.
Sept 13, 2020 17:41:02 GMT
NewDave: That was a joke by the way. I feel like I've been drinking even though I haven't. That's why it seemed funny to me. Everything does when I've been drinking. Even though I haven't.
Sept 13, 2020 20:32:09 GMT
scorpiodog: I have. Everything seems very nice, but a bit swimmy.
Sept 13, 2020 23:07:09 GMT
NewDave: I snapped. I bought a new guitar. It's either going to be a dog or a diamond.
Sept 13, 2020 23:10:34 GMT
NewDave: And I think I'll open a bottle of Tiger now you've said that.
Sept 13, 2020 23:10:49 GMT
walkingdecay: No point in drinking beer now I "can't taste" anything. Turns out that "can't taste" actually means my tongue acts as if it's daubed with lead whatever I eat or drink even after recovering a little.
Sept 16, 2020 7:47:38 GMT
walkingdecay: Speaking of meanings, I thought the phrase "Indian summer" came from the days of the Raj and summering in Poona, but it's actually derived from 18th C. French trappers who referred to extended hunting seasons in that way. You probably already knew that.
Sept 16, 2020 7:55:18 GMT
NewDave: Actually I had no idea. Always thought it was something to do with new students having their first Bombay Bad Boy Pot Noodle.
Sept 16, 2020 10:07:39 GMT
curmudgeon: I had to write a cheque today. I discovered that I had almost forgotten how to write ! True!
Sept 17, 2020 21:51:53 GMT
martinrowe: It's said that prior to the invention of the printing press most people couldn't. What is the saying? Change happens, all the time.
Sept 18, 2020 0:37:52 GMT