Why I feel smug.

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Why I feel smug.

Postby filippos » Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:32 pm

This has nothing to do with "The Beast From The East", just today's lunch.
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Re: Why I feel smug.

Postby Yin&Yang » Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:35 pm

Nice!
Someday is now : )

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Re: Why I feel smug.

Postby moggieman » Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:26 am

You want to try this "beast from the east" believe me it's not nice. People stuck in cars for 24 hours on motorways. M62 closed for 12 hours so far with no end in sight. Evan a young lad with a sled walking alongside cars handing out pizzas and water.,

ITS NOT FUNNY.!!!!

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Re: Why I feel smug.

Postby Kilkis » Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:24 am

Temperature predicted to be in the 20 to 24 C range and mostly sunny with pretty much zero probability of rain for the next 10 days. Better than most summers in the UK. Having said that the rainfall is worryingly low this winter so perhaps we should all be praying for rain rather than wallowing in the sun?

Warwick

PS They always used to say, "In like a lion out like a lamb" to describe March in the UK so that seems to be working out fine so far this year. Freezing rain next I think?

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Re: Why I feel smug.

Postby Daisy » Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:02 am

I was feeling sybaritic yesterday. I had lunch in my garden, next to this.

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The heady perfume from the hyacinths was enveloping me. Strangely it did not affect the taste of my BLT sandwich or the ripe, juicy pear that followed it.
Whilst I ate, I was looking at this and looking forward to summer.

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It's a hard life.
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Re: Why I feel smug.

Postby filippos » Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:22 pm

Kilkis wrote:Temperature predicted to be in the 20 to 24 C range and mostly sunny........
When I said to the waiter, "Αυτός ο καιρός είναι σαν την άνοιξη.", he contradicted me with, "Οϊ, είναι το καλοκαίρι."
I agree about the need for some rain.

P.S. "Οϊ " was the only way I could think of writing this alternative to " Όχι"
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Re: Why I feel smug.

Postby bobscott » Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:07 pm

filippos wrote:
Kilkis wrote:Temperature predicted to be in the 20 to 24 C range and mostly sunny........
When I said to the waiter, "Αυτός ο καιρός είναι σαν την άνοιξη.", he contradicted me with, "Οϊ, είναι το καλοκαίρι."
I agree about the need for some rain.

P.S. "Οϊ" was the only way I could think of writing this alternative to " Όχι"


That'll do Phil. In Kithira once I said 'OI, oi, oi' in response to a question. Immediately the guy said 'Ah, you are from Crete!'. Says it all. Bob.
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Re: Why I feel smug.

Postby TweetTweet » Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:46 pm

feeling smug: Having or showing an excessive pride in oneself or one's achievements.


you don't need to feel at all smug.

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Re: Why I feel smug.

Postby TweetTweet » Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:47 pm

because you don't present anything special.

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Re: Why I feel smug.

Postby Kilkis » Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:27 pm

From Collins English Dictionary, my highlight in red:

    If you say that someone is smug, you are criticizing the fact they seem very pleased with how good, clever, or lucky they are.

Given those pictures in February it works for me.

Warwick

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Re: Why I feel smug.

Postby filippos » Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:54 pm

Have I offended you somehow, Tweetie Pie?

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Re: Why I feel smug.

Postby TweetTweet » Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:30 pm

No,not at all...don't be silly :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvNfPSXWZqw

as far as I can discern WE RE All SO LUCKY TO BE LIVING HERE....smugness is something other.

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Re: Why I feel smug.

Postby filippos » Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:50 am

TweetTweet wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvNfPSXWZqw

That was one of the first records, if not the first, that was bought for me; a 10" 78 r.p.m that was played on an allegedly portable wind-up gramophone that needed the needle changed after about five plays. Until then I suffered things like Gilbert & Sullivan, in boxed sets of 10 or 12 x 12" records, and crackly 'singles' of stars like Enrico Caruso, much played by my father who'd inherited them from his father. There were a few recordings by modern 'popular' artists like Vera Lynn - White Cliffs of Dover - and, I think, Anne Shelton? - with "The Trolley Song" along with a (very) few bearable Glenn Miller discs. The popular ones which had much handling were, of course, well worn so frequently jumped a couple of grooves and/or clicked a couple of times per revolution where they were cracked.

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Re: Why I feel smug.

Postby TweetTweet » Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:27 pm

Dear god, we've had parallel experiences -albeit it was Mother who was (apparently in love) with Mr Enrico Caruso.

Was it a Dansette so-called portable wind up machine I wonder :)

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Re: Why I feel smug.

Postby peebee » Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:30 pm

TweetTweet wrote:as far as I can discern WE RE All SO LUCKY TO BE LIVING HERE....smugness is something other.

No luck involved in our case - it was a choice.
Fortunate to live here ? definitely


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