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More On Tanks, Burnt Offerings, & Feeling Silly!

June 12, 2009
I nearly bought a book today!  I say ‘nearly’, as I got to the till and went to pay for it…only to be told that I’d entered the wrong PIN.  I knew that I hadn’t, so I took the card out to try again…to find I was using the wrong card!  Pillock!! Embarrassed
That’s when I realised that I’d left my card at home as I knew I wouldn’t need it…wouldn’t need it, indeed!!!
An hour to kill is usually spent in a bookshop, where I’m quite safe as I’m usually skint.  This time I had a bit to spare (I’d decided) when I made up my mind to buy The Landships of Lincoln by Richard Pullen, a book all about Sir William Tritton, Fosters Engineering and the tanks that I’d just blogged about.  I looked through the book, which had loads of photos of male and female tanks, (I said I’d mention it, Andrew), diagrams and lots more besides.  I want it now!!
Last week, feeling hungry, I grabbed a fish pie from the freezer and bunged it in the microwave.  When it was done, I thought it looked a little insipid, so I cut some cheese and shoved it under the grill to brown it off a bit.  The smell of burning alerted me, as I’d turned away to do something else, and I found my grub on fire!!! Surprised  What a silly bugger…!!!  It was a cardboard container, wasn’t it!!! Embarrassed
Today, I had a fish pie for lunch….it was microwaved, had extra cheese added…but this time I took the scissors and cut the blasted rim off of the container.  Result!  Nicely browned cheesy topping.  Yum!!
So there you have it…I’ve been a silly-billy twice inside of a week!!  Is there any hope for me, I wonder….?  (I guess I could blame my AAADD…!!) Wink
69 Comments leave one →
  1. Natalia permalink
    June 12, 2009 9:58 pm

    I can here the shouts of "Flaming fish Pie" That was a rather cheesy quip wasn\’t it? With that I\’m saying goodnight. xx

  2. Sandi permalink
    June 12, 2009 10:29 pm

    LOL!! Well, Natalia, I did add cheese…!

  3. Eileen permalink
    June 13, 2009 6:41 am

    So are you going back to get the book today? Don\’t forget your card.

  4. Sandi permalink
    June 13, 2009 9:39 am

    I\’m not going anywhere today, Eileen, bt I will have to sort my nces out and see if it really is a good idea to go and get it next week….or am I skint again? I hate having too much month left at the end of the money!!!

  5. Sandi permalink
    June 13, 2009 9:44 am

    Oh, bloomin\’ \’eck!! I didn\’t check before hitting Add…\’finances\’!! I\’m not worried about \’but\’ being \’bt\’, but it is outside of enough when half a word does not register!!! I wonder if the keyboard needs cleaning…?

  6. Kayley and Phil permalink
    June 13, 2009 9:47 am

    Not heard anyone us the word "pillock" for years…………..very 70\’s Phil thinks!!

  7. Sandi permalink
    June 13, 2009 10:03 am

    That just goes to show, then…Lincoln is still behind the times!! LOL!!Actually, \’pillock\’ is still a common word, hereabouts…no idea where it originated, though.

  8. Bran permalink
    June 13, 2009 12:54 pm

    Pilloc a small medieval drum, a relative of of another kind of drum a knacker that was always played in pairs (now you know where the term knackers comes from) — another useless bit of information from a student of medieval music!

  9. Curiosity permalink
    June 13, 2009 1:28 pm

    Pillock according to dictionary is from norwegian word for P e n i s which is Pillicock, use of it now has become dick head. Apparently, so it says somewhere, who knows where on the net.

  10. Curiosity permalink
    June 13, 2009 1:30 pm

    oh dear Bran!! putting two and two together from our findings makes me wonder what skin the drums were covered in!!

  11. Natalia permalink
    June 13, 2009 4:02 pm

    Re Brans comment regarding *pillock* there was I thinking it was something to do with the use pillory stocks used for punishment. If you were intered in one of those for the duration, you were regarded as a Pillock! Bran\’s information is interesting none the less.

  12. Sandi permalink
    June 13, 2009 5:57 pm

    This is beginning to sound like Call My Bluff!

  13. Sandi permalink
    June 13, 2009 6:06 pm

    Anne, I have seen your explaination of the word, too…and now I have an image of that pair of drums….eeeewwwww!!! No thank you!!!!!!!!

  14. Touch permalink
    June 13, 2009 9:37 pm

    Well, it seems I need a few more lessons in how to speak Brit. I finally figured out how to understand Simon, Jen and Karen but I don\’t have the slightest idea what any of you are talking about. Y\’all have outfoxed the ignorant Yank.

  15. Duckie permalink
    June 13, 2009 9:53 pm

    Oh that AAADD does help us explain so much. Nice th have something to blame, so we don\’t have to be accountable. LOLIt is great to see/hear/read you being silly. If not for silliness I know for ceertain I would be in trouble.Silly on!

  16. Sandi permalink
    June 13, 2009 10:01 pm

    I think you are flummoxed by the talk of \’pillocks\’, Chip? Bran, Anne, and Natalia have offered up meanings and origins of the word. (We have some very strange words/phrases in this country going back centuries, that have been corrupted with time.)Ah, you\’ve had the e-mail that was doing the rounds a couple of years ago, Eileen (2), about AAADD…Age Affected Attention Deficit Disorder…me all over! I spend the day being busy, busy, busy…then wonder just what it was I actually got done…!!! Doh!!

  17. Touch permalink
    June 13, 2009 10:08 pm

    That and translating your slang and sentence structure into English, then my native language, Hillbilly Gibberish. AAADD in these parts is referred to as Old Timer\’s Disease unless it\’s early onset in which case it\’s called CRS (Can\’t Remember S***).

  18. Sandi permalink
    June 13, 2009 10:12 pm

    We call it Old Timer\’s Disease too….and I like your CRS…LOL!! I can understand you just fine and dandy…must be all those American Films and TV shows I watch…!

  19. Touch permalink
    June 13, 2009 10:17 pm

    Really? I didn\’t know any of you, besides Simon, speak \’merican! Well butter my butt and call me biscuit! That there\’s finer\’n frogs hair split 4 ways!

  20. Curiosity permalink
    June 13, 2009 10:26 pm

    I think I am becoming an Old Timer! Kids over the road are having a party and I am getting grumpy about the reggae/rubbish music and the fizzing pop bang fireworks that have been let off every few minutes for the last hour. Gee Whizz its a hell o\’ a baloo goin on!

  21. Sandi permalink
    June 13, 2009 10:35 pm

    Anne…people over the back must be having a blasted party…either that or someone has put one track on a loop and playing it over and over for the last several hours. It\’s the same boom-a, boom-a, boom-a beat over and over and over and over and over again and it\’s driving me nuts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Oh…er…Hi, there Biscuit!! LOL!! Is that why they call ya Chip…?! 😉

  22. Curiosity permalink
    June 13, 2009 10:41 pm

    Hmm….chocolate Chip cookie Biscuit. Did they ever decide if a cookie was a biscuit? or was that a Jaffa cake a cake or biscuit? Guess who\’s mind is wandering cos she has not had a chocolate fix for 3 days.

  23. Sandi permalink
    June 13, 2009 10:45 pm

    I\’m getting a blasted headache!! Here go the fireworks!! ER…does anyone know who the heck is THAT wierdo is…?!!

  24. Sandi permalink
    June 13, 2009 10:46 pm

    I\’ve definitely got me grumpy old fart knickers on, now!!!

  25. Curiosity permalink
    June 13, 2009 10:50 pm

    Must be the same party as down here. There are probably a chain of them right up to you that are within hearing distance to each other.Getting me more wound up as the night goes on cos I wanna go night nights …oh blue lights and sirens arriving now…..back in a mo just going to curtain twitch………

  26. Curiosity permalink
    June 13, 2009 10:58 pm

    Yeah!! Party over. Seems someone complained, at least I am not the only Grumpy old person around here.

  27. Eileen permalink
    June 14, 2009 6:43 am

    Morning all.. I had my grumpy knickers on yesterday when I attempted to say something here after about 7 attempts I gave up and turned the thing off.Can\’t remember what I was going to say though…

  28. Princess permalink
    June 14, 2009 7:35 am

    Yo Sandi, hehehe at ur blog! Just been reading all the comments below! Oooh the word Pillock is still used a lot around my way! Hope u have a Great Day 2day, looks like it\’s gonna be another hot one! Luv PF XXX

  29. Curiosity permalink
    June 14, 2009 7:53 am

    I had bother trying to add comments last night cos it kept saying something about \’cannot add at moment, try again later.\’ and when I wanted to look at my photos it said that there were server problems and could not show the page.Phew it is hot out there already.

  30. Eileen permalink
    June 14, 2009 8:05 am

    It\’s hot here too!!That was what I was going to say! Pillock is used here too.. I use it regularly especially when telling myself off

  31. Sandi permalink
    June 14, 2009 11:44 am

    Pillock…used to describe WLS team for mucking up our Photos and Comments last night!! Yeah, I had the same trouble…pain in jacksy!!Yay! I have finished Rachel\’s bonnet at last!!Now back to costumes…big space on my \’costume diary\’, so catching up to do…!!Won\’t be getting much done if it\’soing to be hot…can\’t sew with sweaty hands…ewww…!

  32. Curiosity permalink
    June 14, 2009 12:21 pm

    Sandi!! Ladies do not sweat…they gently perspire.

  33. Sandi permalink
    June 14, 2009 12:30 pm

    \’Gently\’ huh? I still hate any kind of \’perspiration\’…whether gentle or otherwise!! Eeeewwwww!

  34. Eileen permalink
    June 14, 2009 1:06 pm

    I\’d rather be doing nothing whilst gently perspiring! Unfortunately I just went to look at the main computer and realised I now have to dismantle the whole bloomin thing to clean the room – it\’s kept in the cupboard under the stair and when my darling son fitted the stair carpet he failed to remember to cover it… I have about an inch of sawdust covering everywhere << insert angry/sad/fed up face emoticon >>

  35. Sandi permalink
    June 14, 2009 7:17 pm

    The male of the species does not think of things like that…that is our concern…(big sigh)…!

  36. Princess permalink
    June 14, 2009 7:31 pm

    Oh I deffo agree wi that one Sandi!

  37. Eileen permalink
    June 14, 2009 7:42 pm

    Well this little mama is not happy and has just read the riot act.. I am officially on strike from house s**t . If he doesn\’t star at least doing his chores he\’s going hungry and dirty 🙂

  38. Sandi permalink
    June 14, 2009 10:22 pm

    Good one Eileen…put your foot down with a firm hand!!!

  39. Eileen permalink
    June 14, 2009 10:42 pm

    Oh er.. maybe did a bit too much!! Oh well

  40. Curiosity permalink
    June 14, 2009 10:44 pm

    No unwelcome callers tonite Sandi! Did you delete THE weirdo, noticed he is not on here now . wonder if it had something to do with problems adding comments etc.

  41. Eileen permalink
    June 14, 2009 10:46 pm

    Who\’s the weirdo??

  42. Sandi permalink
    June 14, 2009 10:59 pm

    A wierdo that PF and Chip told me goes around leaving nasty comments on people\’s blogs…so I deleted the twat! Best to ignore it. He was mad with Duckie because she closed her space to strangers. PILLOCK!!

  43. commander permalink
    June 14, 2009 11:16 pm

    (ears twitch and raises head ) ooh you got some one needs chewin on .TIGRX

  44. Curiosity permalink
    June 15, 2009 7:20 am

    I looked at his site and he really was leaving nasty quips on loads of spaces. His profile said his address was a prison complex in the U.S don\’t remember which one, if that was true who knows.Go for it Tigrx…..its dinner time and don\’t forget to spit out the bones!

  45. Eileen permalink
    June 15, 2009 8:56 am

    Oh right! I hope he didn\’t leave any nasty comments on your space! That\’s one of the reasons my space is closed to strangers, it\’s bad enough getting invites from the porn men never mind the nasty comments.Tigrx I hope he didn\’t leave a nasty taste!!

  46. Sandi permalink
    June 15, 2009 10:02 am

    No, Eileen, he just shouted for Duckie to stop hiding, because she closed her space. PF calls people like them \’flamers\’. They pick on one or two people then go round their friends leaving nasty comments about them, and just love it when people take the bait. So, ignoring them is the best way to deal with them because you are not giving them what they want.But, of course, there are some who enjoy a good fight, aren\’t there, Robin…! Space knights who want to fight the good fight and rid the world of sad sickos…and because they enjoy the sport.I didn\’t bother reading much, I just noted the nasty comments and left…seen enough!

  47. Eileen permalink
    June 15, 2009 10:18 am

    Ah… I think I know who you\’re on about, I\’ve been trying to ignore it all, it reminds me of junior school antics and I really can\’t be bothered with it. I always though spaces was a place to learn, meet new interesting people, chat and have a laugh, not play my friend said this about you etc.

  48. Sandi permalink
    June 15, 2009 11:23 am

    Yes, very childish, but some people are like that…I feel sorry for the poor buggers that have to get their kicks by attacking others. Very sad people…!!

  49. Princess permalink
    June 15, 2009 12:04 pm

    They are indeed! I am a little worried at reading comments below that some seem 2b encouraging Tigrx 2 get involved. No! Best 2 simply ignore, they relish in peeps reacting, it\’s how they get their kicks, they want reactions, by giving them one u are playing straight into their hands, so in a way u are encouraging them!!!

  50. Cornish permalink
    June 15, 2009 12:26 pm

    So have you been back for the book yet or is it still there waiting for you?I don\’t think I\’ve managed to set anything on fire yet that wasn\’t supposed to burn! You know, bonfires, fires in the grate or in Nobby the woodburner. My sister says that if it\’s not black then it\’s not cooked but I think that\’s just an excuse for her cooking skills. xx

  51. Sandi permalink
    June 15, 2009 12:35 pm

    I just mentioned that there are some who also get their kicks from kicking butt…of the likes of the wierdo. You\’re right, PF…better to totally ignore the ignoramuses.Anyway, I think that\’s enough on that subject, don\’t you? I think it\’s time I wrote another blog…but what about…?!!Rachel…not been anywhere near town since Friday…what I might do is make a note of the ISBN, then if the book is not in, I will be able to order it…but it is definitely one that I want.I guess I could blog about my extremes in taste…like at the moment I am well into my dress-making, and my Promenade Dress is well under way, but at the same time I am interested in the development of the Landship that is now known as a tank…! Musical tastes are the same…Mozart to Metallica, etc…!!!

  52. Curiosity permalink
    June 15, 2009 12:36 pm

    As a newlywed I wondered why bother with low heat settings when you could just put it on high and it would be done sooner…..about 6 sets of burnt, cracked enamel saucepan sets later I finally got the idea that low and slow was better!

  53. Curiosity permalink
    June 15, 2009 12:38 pm

    Do you have a mannequin Sandi or does Bob get roped into helping with hem lengths and fitting?

  54. Sandi permalink
    June 15, 2009 12:47 pm

    I really would like to have a dress-makers form, but I don\’t. It would be so much easier that trying to be a contortionist!! Yes he does get roped in to help me…when he can behave himself!!!

  55. Princess permalink
    June 15, 2009 1:13 pm

    Pic Evid of u being a Contortionist please!!!! Oh & of course of Robert being a dummy!!! ROFL!!!! Froggie hopping off quickly!!!

  56. Curiosity permalink
    June 15, 2009 1:43 pm

    I knew it was safe not too mention the photo evidence, sure in the knowledge that PF would pick up on that one! lol love the dummy bit lol lol! Can I hide under your rock with you Froggie?

  57. Eileen permalink
    June 15, 2009 1:43 pm

    Lol!! My mind is going loopy with images of Sandi the contortionist, Beb dressed up in Promanade Dresses, bonnets, unmentionables.. and never mind that Rachel took a while to learn that slow is good ;-)PF – I\’ve been trying very hard to ignore what\’s been happening over there, it\’s becoming more like a witch hunt and I wish it would just stop 😦

  58. Curiosity permalink
    June 15, 2009 1:48 pm

    Images of Bob and \’Little Britain\’ "I\’m a Lady!" spring to mind.

  59. Sandi permalink
    June 15, 2009 1:52 pm

    Where? What\’s becoming a bit of a witch-hunt? Have I missed something? I don\’t like witch-hunts…not nice things to do.Shall see what I can do….regarding Robert being a dummy and wearing my bonnet. He has taken the camera with him, so it will have to wait until he gets back…

  60. Sandi permalink
    June 15, 2009 1:54 pm

    Oh, yes…that was New Year…fancy dress at the pub. Frock, make-up…very…er…pretty…?!!

  61. Eileen permalink
    June 15, 2009 1:55 pm

    LMAO!!!!! I hope it works

  62. Curiosity permalink
    June 15, 2009 1:58 pm

    Hilarious Eileen. LMAO lots and lots.

  63. Sandi permalink
    June 15, 2009 2:12 pm

    LOL!! Robert got plenty of strange looks when we flounced off to the pub, that evening…hehehe…! I believe he added pics in his own album…

  64. Eileen permalink
    June 15, 2009 2:14 pm

    Hmm… may have to go and have a look see!!

  65. Curiosity permalink
    June 15, 2009 2:24 pm

    Ladies, contortionists and food all in one . OMG you have to look at this one right to the end. YouTube – Solid Potato Salad – The Ross Sisters (1944)

  66. Eileen permalink
    June 15, 2009 2:35 pm

    I\’m going to have to look at that tonight 😦 I don\’t have volume here (well I do but as I\’m at work I can\’t really play stuff out loud unless I\’m on my own).

  67. Curiosity permalink
    June 15, 2009 5:51 pm

    I have put the potato salad video on my space now. Am still gobsmacked by it!

  68. Sandi permalink
    June 15, 2009 8:31 pm

    Bloomin\’ amazin\’!!!I have just had two of my people phone me…to remind be that they are off tomorrow. Tomorrow?! I\’m sure they put Fridays date on the holiday form…19th…!!! They do my head in…well, HE does…!!!

  69. Ayrgael - permalink
    June 17, 2009 9:10 am

    My friend\’s mother says we have "CRAFT" moments…."Can\’t Remember A F***ing Thing". xxxxxxx

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