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Camping! Answered

See you, chaps - I'm away for the next two days helping out at group archery camp. Several dozen small children with pointy things, and I'm scoring. :-/ See you Sunday night (UK time)

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Kiteman
Kiteman

12 years ago

Ah, I'm back - sunburned and aching.

The weather was far better than I expected (last time I camped at this site, last May, the camp floated away. Literally.), so I took waterproofs, wellingtons and no suncream. A pleasant breeze completely disguised the fact we were all slowly crisping. Since I wore a hat, I am red up to my nose, and white above that.

I was also using my new tent - the whole flysheet is a union flag - which turned out to be half an inch too short for my camp bed, so I ended up on a roll mat. I am too old to sleep on a roll mat (oh, I ache).

Plus, a local cadet force turned out to be doing a night exercise in the area - I was woken by marching chants ("we don't know but we've been told...") at 3:30AM.

Still, and grand time was had by all - #1 son didn't come, he went to a friend's birthday sleepover, #2 son and Kitewife only came for the Beavers' section archery slot (which is why I used my Union Flag tent and not the much-bigger family tent). He was disappointed that the Beavers only got to use blunted arrows.

District archery competition day today - Scouts and Explorers. Our Scouts came second with only half a team, but our Explorers thrashed the opposition (it helped to have a competition field-archer on the team...)

So, I'm back. Hot shower, hot food and a beer, please. Then episode 2 of the latest Doctor Who series. Sontarans - woohoo!

Oh, and the second series of Heroes has started over here - don't spoil it for me.

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whatsisface
whatsisface

Reply 12 years ago

Oh, and the second series of Heroes has started over here - don't spoil it for me.

He dies.

Oh you said don't spoil it...

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

Now, there's an emoticon that is suitable here... Oh, yes, I remember:

:-P

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Doctor What
Doctor What

Reply 12 years ago

Teachers using emoticons? What is this world coming to?

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T3h_Muffinator
T3h_Muffinator

Reply 12 years ago

If only they could develop a method of teaching using strictly emoticons. Boring subjects (like english) would become instantaneously amusing!

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 12 years ago

:D :) :( ;) >:D Kinda hard to read...

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

But it wouldn't be english, would it? It would be emotlish or something.

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Doctor What
Doctor What

Reply 12 years ago

emotlish? Like constantly suicidal?

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

If you don't like emotlish, what about smilish or textlish?

(How would your homework get marked? You could text it to the teacher, but where would the red ink go?)

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Doctor What
Doctor What

Reply 12 years ago

Save the ink for a tattoo.

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T3h_Muffinator
T3h_Muffinator

Reply 12 years ago

Precisely! Imagine your emotlish teacher making funny faces at you. Oh dear, I could sit in that class for hours!

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Yerboogieman
Yerboogieman

Reply 12 years ago

so you looked like this?

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Kitewife
Kitewife

Reply 12 years ago

LOL - that's it perfectly (no, I am not going to make that my avatar!)

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Doctor What
Doctor What

Reply 12 years ago

Please don't spoil the latest doctor who episode either! The newest episode was the one with the cute little fat creatures.

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Doctor What
Doctor What

Reply 12 years ago

the newest episode over here, I mean.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

Adipose?

Oddest beasties ever. The rest of the series is just as good - we've got another old adversary turning up, plus a not-so-old friend.

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Doctor What
Doctor What

Reply 12 years ago

Don't tell me! Please! I've already seen Rose. But old adversary, like from the old old episodes? OR old adversary, meaning we have seen him in the new version of the show, just a previous series?

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

Well, we've seen the Sontarans, they're from the original series, but I don't know which episodes you've seen.

If you want trailers, check out http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/ - there's all sorts on there, including clips and sounds of the last three series.

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Doctor What
Doctor What

Reply 12 years ago

I've seen all of the episodes from the last three series, all of them, at least twice. But the old ones seem to be hard to get ahold of. I've been wanting to get all of the old shows in like a box set, or something like that, but I can't seem to find one.

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Doctor What
Doctor What

Reply 12 years ago

I've seen those, I'm talking about the episodes from way, way, way, back when.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

Ack, sorry I thought I had a link to the 1963 series *sigh*

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Doctor What
Doctor What

Reply 12 years ago

I found a set of the old episodes. For five hundred dollars...

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

Wow, that's what I paid for my first (used) car (in 1976) :-)

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Sunbanks
Sunbanks

Reply 12 years ago

Why were they doing an exercise at 3:30 in the morning? I wouldn't be too happy with them....

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Reply 12 years ago

I was in the cadets, it's just what they do, our best oopsy was letting a blanks firefight go on to private land by mistake, a farmer saterted returning fire, we scarpered... It was fun...

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ll.13
ll.13

Reply 12 years ago

Hehe, I saw the latest DW, the sontarans don't seem very aggressive... in fact kinda friendly. =)

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

Wait until the next episode... (As I recall, when they first arrived in the old series, they were accompanied by a carnivore - a chap with lots of red hair that ate any animal he found, humans included).

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ll.13
ll.13

Reply 12 years ago

like this? xD

Sontaran.jpg
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T3h_Muffinator
T3h_Muffinator

12 years ago

Whoa! Sounds awesome!

Have fun! =) (Don't let #1,2 sons shoot their eyes out!)

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 12 years ago

You'll shoot your eye out!

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

LOL=


Hey, that is my line (Now I know I am getting old, I missed that one....) :-)

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Labot2001
Labot2001

12 years ago

Lucky duck! Camping's amazing. Especially on the lake shore... Ah, sweet memories...

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Labot2001
Labot2001

Reply 12 years ago

Goodzoontight!

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GorillazMiko
GorillazMiko

12 years ago

Looks like you're trying to avoid my birthday party....

;P

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LinuxH4x0r
LinuxH4x0r

12 years ago

AWWWW! I can't stand it anymore! I need to set up some sort of range for myself! I haven't shot my bow since I moved here 8 months ago! I haven't gone camping for 8 years! (because of my sister, that made me really like her when she was little ) *runs around screaming and foaming at the mouth* Have fun

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

I haven't been camping for nearly 30 years *sigh* I love camping

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LinuxH4x0r
LinuxH4x0r

Reply 12 years ago

I'd love to go camping, but I go crazy if I don't shoot! Honestly, I get so f*ing mad and just explode after a while. It really helps me concentrate and cool down. I feel your pain....

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

12 years ago

Don't come back full of sharp pointy things! =)

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

He would have to change his name to Pincushion-Man LOL

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tech-king
tech-king

12 years ago

good luck and have fun

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ll.13
ll.13

12 years ago

Have fun! =)