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Hard News: My Mum and other good things

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  • Jacqui Dunn,

    Yes, yes, yes!

    Magic!

    Deepest, darkest Avondale… • Since Jul 2010 • 585 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    :-)

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7473 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark,

    Welcome, welcome Jacqui - and as for age, you would be surprised at how aged some of our regular posters are. Intelligence is ageless, n'est ce pas?

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3136 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    My first post. I feel very brave.

    But what a beauty! Thanks, Jacqui.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22848 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    It's always with some trepidation that one cliques on "Post Reply" for the first time. Eh what?

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7473 posts Report Reply

  • George Darroch,

    It's always with some trepidation that one cliques on "Post Reply" for the first time. Eh what?

    I had no idea what I was cliquing into.

    WLG • Since Nov 2006 • 2264 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    She was a little older than in the film when she taught us, but to my teenage eyes she was very elderly.

    First, hullo Jacqui! I know exactly what you mean -- the headmistress of the primary school I attended died recently (and before I get slapped around my the Women's XV, that's what Miss Barry called herself) and I saw a photo of her a few years before I started. God, infantile ageism is embarrasing when you're old enough to be on the receiving end. Made all the worse by the fact that she wore her late fifties a damn sight better than I will. :)

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12370 posts Report Reply

  • Islander,

    Some of us are in our 50's. Some of us a decade older than that. Wecome Jacqui!

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • recordari,

    Welcome Jacqui. It has taken me a while to 'clique' on PAS, and I still wonder at times whether I hit the right notes. In fact at times I'm down right discordant, and unfortunately I don't always realise until after the 15 minute bell. That's the problem with being a bit off the cuff, you tend to wear your heart on your sleeve.
    [Badoom tish]

    The little altercation above has made me reflect again on what it's all about, and in Russell's post back a page, and in discussions on the CFS thread, empathy does seem to encompass a lot of what is wonderful about the place, at least for me. It can also expose some fairly selfish tendencies, which I know I have been guilty of in the past, and am trying to do better on, both on here, and in the wider world.

    No, it's not a clique, but it is a community, and achieving a sense of belonging requires a bit of effort. Well, it sure has for me. But it's worth it.

    Gas Panic

    Hmm, shall I tell the story about...
    Another time maybe.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Lucy Stewart,

    The problem is, that I'm almost always doing something that someone disapproves of. There's a lot of uptight people out there, you know?

    And sometimes knowing people disapprove is fun. I think the thing that disappointed me most about marriage was the realisation that my sex life would almost certainly not now elicit disapproval from anyone.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2105 posts Report Reply

  • Phil Lyth,

    in discussions on the CFS thread

    My ignorance is showing: what is CFS? Copyright perhaps?

    Wellington • Since Apr 2009 • 458 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    Chronic fatigue syndrome. One of Emma's latest.

    I think the thing that disappointed me most about marriage was the realisation that my sex life would almost certainly not now elicit disapproval from anyone.

    Somebody's not trying hard enough.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7473 posts Report Reply

  • Hilary Stace,

    Madam is Gisela Taglicht

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3226 posts Report Reply

  • Lucy Stewart,

    Somebody's not trying hard enough.

    Actually, I interrogated my ex-Baptist husband quite thoroughly about sexual practices that would be sure to incur someone's wrath. It turned out that most of the on-the-table stuff wasn't going to do it. At least for the fundamentalist Christians he knew.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2105 posts Report Reply

  • Joanna,

    about sexual practices that would be sure to incur someone's wrath. It turned out that most of the on-the-table stuff wasn't going to do it.

    Next time try the on the table stuff while they're still eating breakfast and see if that helps get their wrath on.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 746 posts Report Reply

  • Lucy Stewart,

    Next time try the on the table stuff while they're still eating breakfast and see if that helps get their wrath on.

    Once we actually own a table again, I will take this under consideration.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2105 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    So you broke the last one?

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19740 posts Report Reply

  • George Darroch,

    Immoral people don't own tables? So where does that put me on a scale of righteousness?

    WLG • Since Nov 2006 • 2264 posts Report Reply

  • Lucy Stewart,

    So you broke the last one?

    Of course not - if we'd broken it we'd have had to get rid of the pieces and we're currently carless. It just so happens that the only pieces of furniture I own are a dresser and an office chair. (Any of you in Chch want a dresser or an office chair?)

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2105 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

    It just so happens that the only pieces of furniture I own are a dresser and an office chair.(Any of you in Chch want a dresser or an office chair?)

    A box can be a table. A box full of broken furniture e.g office chair, can be a sturdy table. Not saying anything about size here. It shouldn't matter. ;)

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Of course not

    We really have to work on this lascivious storytelling..

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19740 posts Report Reply

  • Joanna,

    We really have to work on this lascivious storytelling..

    I do love me some crowdsourced smut!

    Also, I love that a post about your mum has taken this direction.






    I hear she loves it too...

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 746 posts Report Reply

  • recordari,

    We really have to work on this lascivious storytelling..

    Bawdy limerick time?

    A young couple in fair Birkenhead
    were not having much luck in bed
    on advice from physicians
    they tried new positions
    and now use the table instead

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    Welcome Jacqui. It has taken me a while to 'clique' on PAS, and I still wonder at times whether I hit the right notes. In fact at times I'm down right discordant

    Pish-posh. The nice thing about PAS is that 99% of the time the most annoying people are the necessary irritant around which forms a lustrous pearl of new perspectives, usefully provocative argument and downright entertaining filth. :)

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12370 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

    And, I used to wonder why so many kids didn't want to eat at the table.Come to think of it(no pun intended), we never ate at the table when I was a kid.Hmm? Actually we always ate at the table. Hmm?

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

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