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Do something different in November (use this one please)

(text copied form rest of year)

A While ago, we had a "Do Something Different" thread.

I beleive Emperor-Fool used to run it (Thanks to GoryDetails for the info)

If I remember rightly. the idea was to do something different a month (bi- monthly, anually. insert own time scale)

This can range from anything like, "I tried a different, cake/restaurant" to "I climbed a mountain" or anything else.

So please feel free to join at anytime. post what you have done different or new.
Please don't feel obliged to join in, it is merely a bit of fun.

(looking at it Emperor-Fool tried to reply to all coments, I can not promise to do that.)

Hope all this makes sense and i am not treading on any one's toes by running it.

link to Jan here: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/538147
link to Feb here: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8893845
link to March: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/540108
link to April http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/540934
Link to May: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8942964
link to June: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/542617
link to July : https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/543228
link to Augut: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/544298
link to September: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/544988
link to October: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/546049

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(text copied form rest of year)

A While ago, we had a "Do Something Different" thread.

I beleive Emperor-Fool used to run it (Thanks to GoryDetails for the info)

If I remember rightly. the idea was to do something different a month (bi- monthly, anually. insert own time scale)

This can range from anything like, "I tried a different, cake/restaurant" to "I climbed a mountain" or anything else.

So please feel free to join at anytime. post what you have done different or new.
Please don't feel obliged to join in, it is merely a bit of fun.

(looking at it Emperor-Fool tried to reply to all coments, I can not promise to do that.)

Hope all this makes sense and i am not treading on any one's toes by running it.

link to Jan here: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/538147
link to Feb here: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8893845
link to March: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/540108
link to April http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/540934
Link to May: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8942964
link to June: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/542617
link to July : https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/543228
link to Augut: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/544298
link to September: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/544988
link to October: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/546049
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My husband Oozy67 has established a new Bookcrossing zone/shelf in his new office today. Unfortunately the building is yet to be named so he might have to update it. He brought 38 books in to start. I am proud of him.

I am posting because he rarely goes on the forums, even though he has been Bookcrossing for ten years.
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Fantastic.
Good Luck.
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Oh that sounds great, I hope there will be a lot of book traffic and people registering found books <3
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My husband Oozy67 has established a new Bookcrossing zone/shelf in his new office today. Unfortunately the building is yet to be named so he might have to update it. He brought 38 books in to start. I am proud of him.

I am posting because he rarely goes on the forums, even though he has been Bookcrossing for ten years.


well that's great.
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My husband Oozy67 has established a new Bookcrossing zone/shelf in his new office today. Unfortunately the building is yet to be named so he might have to update it. He brought 38 books in to start. I am proud of him.

I am posting because he rarely goes on the forums, even though he has been Bookcrossing for ten years.


well that's great.

I thought I would update this by saying I have released another 30 books today and by lunch time there were already around 20 books gone. Hopefully they will get journalled.
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I see one of my old BC books has made its way to your work bookshelf.
Hoping for a catch :)
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My husband Oozy67 has established a new Bookcrossing zone/shelf in his new office today. Unfortunately the building is yet to be named so he might have to update it. He brought 38 books in to start. I am proud of him.

I am posting because he rarely goes on the forums, even though he has been Bookcrossing for ten years.


well that's great.

I thought I would update this by saying I have released another 30 books today and by lunch time there were already around 20 books gone. Hopefully they will get journalled.

Good news is that more than half the books have been taken, bad news is that none have been journalled as yet.
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Good news is that more than half the books have been taken, bad news is that none have been journalled as yet.


Yep, that seems to be the pattern for most swap-shelves. I have had a few really lovely JEs from LFL releases - and a couple of multi-hop releases, too - but the vast majority, including all the releases I've done to the eight LFLs in town over the two and a half months they've been in operation, have yet to be heard from. But the books are being taken, and - I hope - enjoyed, and who knows where they'll eventually check in from...
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My husband Oozy67 has established a new Bookcrossing zone/shelf in his new office today. Unfortunately the building is yet to be named so he might have to update it. He brought 38 books in to start. I am proud of him.

I am posting because he rarely goes on the forums, even though he has been Bookcrossing for ten years.


Impressive!
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I'm really bad at wearing watches. I don't dislike it but I just don't remember to put them back on in the morning!
Now I bought myself a cheap purple silicone sports watch, that's meant to be showerproof, and I'm going to see whether I can just keep it on.
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I'm really bad at wearing watches. I don't dislike it but I just don't remember to put them back on in the morning!
Now I bought myself a cheap purple silicone sports watch, that's meant to be showerproof, and I'm going to see whether I can just keep it on.


I always wear a watch (well, not in the shower) and I feel naked without it. Was a gift from my Mum and Dad for my 21st, so very treasured.
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I'm really bad at wearing watches. I don't dislike it but I just don't remember to put them back on in the morning!
Now I bought myself a cheap purple silicone sports watch, that's meant to be showerproof, and I'm going to see whether I can just keep it on.


I always wear a watch (well, not in the shower) and I feel naked without it. Was a gift from my Mum and Dad for my 21st, so very treasured.

You have just reminded me that I had a watch given to me by my grandmother for my 21st. Hadn't thought about that for ages. I unfortunately lost the watch during a mock fox-hunt. I came off during the ride and so did my watch, but when I got back on my horse, after another rider brought my horse back to me (the horse had had a lovely gallop without me), I didn't notice the missing watch at the time. So now someone gardening in Gungahlin might dig up the watch and wonder where that came from. It was still paddocks when I rode through there.
I wear cheap watches now. They tell the time as well as expensive ones.
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I wear cheap watches now. They tell the time as well as expensive ones.


We bought an expensive watch for our son on one of our overseas trips but he rarely wears it. The kids today use their phones. I wonder if traditional watches will die out, replaced by smart watches and phones?
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I wonder if traditional watches will die out, replaced by smart watches and phones

to be replaced with implants...

The future; those with implants and those without.
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With ?

I have a dental implant. Does that count?
:)


(It doesn't tell time for me.)
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It doesn't tell time for me.

Needs upgrading.
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Upgrade?

It's all a scam! They deliberately sell you a model, KNOWING they'll be coming out with a fancier one in just a couple of months. Now they expect me to shell out for the MolR2B package??! Forget it. I'm keeping what I have, phone or no phone.
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Started up boutique markets again.
Taking part in NaNoWriMo.
Have donated to charity stores for the 14th time this year.
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Started my Christmas shopping - some hand-made items, some op-shopped, nothing brand new!

Have gotten past 35,000 words on NaNoWriMo! - Yay!

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Started my Christmas shopping - some hand-made items, some op-shopped, nothing brand new!

Have gotten past 35,000 words on NaNoWriMo! - Yay!



Today, I bought a Christmas Tree! A new 6ft tree! Yay!
And this arvo, I'm going to decorate the house.
Past 41,000 words on NaNoWriMo.. :D

Okay, tree all decorated - yay! So pretty!
During that time, I tripped over one of the plastic boxes of decorations and broke a toe on my right foot! - Damn!
Been hobbling around on a walking stick since - grrr!
Upside - went out to vote nice and early - got that over and done with.
Another upside - went out to morning tea at the Logan Art Gallery.
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Walnut Creek, California!!

I've only shopped on Amazon's website.... So, was thrilled to see they opened a brick and mortar store in a city near me.

The Amazon store has a Peet's Coffee Store inside... The Amazon bookstore is cool and all, but think I'll stick to shopping at their website.
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I get books from Better World Books. They supposedly assist charity work (world literary schemes); plus here in Australia I find them cheaper than Amazon. Better World Books are upfront about the cost while Amazon isn't.
Amazon initially seems cheaper, but they then add high postage on at the end, which isn't mentioned earlier. All that time wasted selecting books, I then won't buy because of the not mentioned postage cost. In fact, from memory I think they say postage is free, or very cheap, It isn't. This comment is obviously aimed at US customers, but they would be able to tell I am not in the US and therefore won't get the mail deal, but this isn't mentioned until the end. Seems to me it's done this way in the hope the person will still put through the order, after going to the bother of selecting books. Well I don't and it makes me anti Amazon.
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I get books from Better World Books. They supposedly assist charity work (world literary schemes); plus here in Australia I find them cheaper than Amazon. Better World Books are upfront about the cost while Amazon isn't.
Amazon initially seems cheaper, but they then add high postage on at the end, which isn't mentioned earlier. All that time wasted selecting books, I then won't buy because of the not mentioned postage cost. In fact, from memory I think they say postage is free, or very cheap, It isn't. This comment is obviously aimed at US customers, but they would be able to tell I am not in the US and therefore won't get the mail deal, but this isn't mentioned until the end. Seems to me it's done this way in the hope the person will still put through the order, after going to the bother of selecting books. Well I don't and it makes me anti Amazon.


Well I can understand why you don't like Amazon based on them not being up front about their shipping costs to Australia. That would make me feel the same way you do.

I do buy things occasionally from Amazon... But then again I do live in the USA, so if I spend a certain dollar amount, I receive free shipping... But for the most part I buy books from used bookstores, indie bookstores, trade books with Bookcrossers and swap books at Little Free Libraries.

It was just fun to see what a brick and mortar Amazon store looks like in person as they've primarily been an entirely online retailer until recently. It was cool to see their storefront out of sheer curiosity, but not amazing enough to want to visit there again... So, would rather shop online through Amazon than at a physical store when it comes to books.
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Like you, most of my books come from not-online sources, such as second-hand & charity book shops, occasional new, BC meet ups. LFLs, etc. I use Better World Books when I want a particular book. Their selection is not as big as Amazon though unfortunately, so I might have to keep coming back to try again later.
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I will have to visit Better World Books online in the future.
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Lol, when I read that I thought they where going into the building business.
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Lol, when I read that I thought they where going into the building business.


Lol, that is funny! I can see why you might have thought that. :-)
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BR Brushing Rinse (https://www.amazon.com/Essential-Oxygen-Toothpaste-Mouthwash-Peppermint/dp/B004AOLA3I/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1510169905&sr=8-1&keywords=br%2Bbrushing%2Brinse&th=1)

It's organic, fluoride free, made with water, food grade hydrogen peroxide, aloe vera gel and a few different essential oils. Tastes pretty good too.
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I am currently a passenger in the front of a big truck on my way to an event that we're going to build. Never got to hitch a ride in a big truck before :-D
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Hitching that (illegal) ride was followed by building my first indoor event, so far I only did outdoor events and festivals, and a weekend playing lots of new board and card games. It was a board- and card game fair, and since nothing broke during the weekend, we had lots of time to try out the board and card games that were laid out as demo material. A great four day weekend <3
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I'm drooling in envy. (Not about the hitching!)

Is hitchhiking illegal in the Netherlands?
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Is hitchhiking illegal in the Netherlands?

No, but the owner of the truck may not allow passengers. I've heard of that before, mostly from drivers who were ignoring their boss and giving me a ride anyway. :-)
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The truck only has two designated seats in the front and there were three of us, the owner knew and was ok with it, it is a very common thing to do, however not entirely legal.
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I'm drooling in envy. (Not about the hitching!)

Is hitchhiking illegal in the Netherlands?


No, however it is illegal to have three people in the front of a truck that has just two seats ;-)
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Better yet, yesterday.
Currently I´ve got a temporary job at a callcenter and just before my shift yesterday I had to help out one of the girls in the office.
She passed out in the ladiesroom and I found her laying there just moments after she fell to the floor (we had entered the ladiesroom together).
I ran out to the floor, to get help from the supervisors and I also had to call an ambulance and stay with her and my other collegues until the paramedics got to her.
We could not wake her up, so the paramedics took her to the hospital for further observation.
The paramedics suspect it was a severe hyperventilation attack due to severe stress. :(
I'm glad I found her as fast as I did and we could get help straight away. I'm hoping to get some better news tomorrow, when I get back to work for my afternoon/evening shift.
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A shock for you. I hope she will be okay.
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The paramedics suspect it was a severe hyperventilation attack due to severe stress. :(


Oh wow, I have never heard of such a thing. I hope she is ok, how awful.
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The paramedics suspect it was a severe hyperventilation attack due to severe stress. :(


Oh wow, I have never heard of such a thing. I hope she is ok, how awful.


That's just the best way I can describe it. The paramedic said she was hyperventilating even though she was unresponsive. So that's why they asked about stressful events.
I had to sit down myself and drink a glass of water before starting my shift afterwards. I was a bit shocked myself, but I'm also glad I found her as fast as I did, so she could get the proper medical attention.
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I went to an open day for a start up English speaking craft studio. I've been following them since they opened on Facebook, but haven't commited to a class yet. They do single classes and short series. Seriously thinking about doing intro to knitting in a few weeks!
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I had two bottles of olive oil and they were both about half full. To save space I decided to pour all the oil in one bottle. It came pretty close to the top but I still had another tablespoon left in the bottle I was emptying. I figured to go ahead and put in this little bit and push in the top and whatever wouldn't fit would come running over the top of the bottle and I could clean the excess with a paper towel. I put the lid on, and then pushed down with some force. Olive oil squirted all the way the to the ceiling! Oops! Now I need a tall person to clean up the ceiling drips. I can't walk up a ladder but maybe my friendly cleaning lady will be willing.
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That one made me laugh - it sounds like something I'd do. Though so far my similar experiences haven't quite reached olive-oil-on-the-ceiling proportions; more like spaghetti-sauce-all-down-the-sides-of-the-stove-and-refrigerator {wry grin}.
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GoryDetails your comment reminded me of something that happened to my mother when I was about 5 years old. Fixing food in a Pressure Cooker was new to her and one evening she decided to fix spaghetti with sauce in one of those pans. Something went wrong and the pan literally blow up! Luckily for us no one was injured but we had spaghetti on the floor, ceiling, walls, appliances, curtains, etc. etc. She never was able to live that one down! Maybe, this sort of thing runs in our family!
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We took a bath

This is something very different, as we've never had a bathtub before, and this was the first time we used the tub in the new bathroom we're building. It's almost finished now!
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Did you enjoy it?
I don't think I have had a bath in years. I have a bath in my house, but I am very sorry I didn't put in a second shower instead. There is a shower over the bath, but it's not as good as a stand alone shower. My visitors have stood in the bath to use the shower; they haven't bothered with a bath either. It is what one is used to.
How is your house progressing?
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Did you enjoy it?
Hell yeah! We've always wanted a bathtub. But it needed to be large because Stoneshop is a big guy. We picked a tub that we can both fit in! And we also have a separate shower that's large enough for two.

How is your house progressing?
Slowly but surely. Now that the bathroom is pretty much done, we can start on the floor heating in the new bedroom. That's a big job, but on the other hand, bedrooms aren't that much work. Once the floor is in, there's not very much left to do... mainly some paint and carpet.
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This is something very different, as we've never had a bathtub before, and this was the first time we used the tub in the new bathroom we're building. It's almost finished now!


Congrats on the almost-finished project - and the bath! (I default to showers most of the time but do enjoy a nice, hot, soaking bath now and then.)
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(I default to showers most of the time but do enjoy a nice, hot, soaking bath now and then.

Same here... I believe the bath will be a 'sometimes' thing, but nevertheless it's a very pleasant option to have.
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Aaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
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Never did that before, but got dragged along by a friend this time, and it was unexpectedly enjoyable :-)
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I tried to cook celeriac in an Asian style with soy sauce and garlic.

Let's just say I will stick with the jamie oliver recipe next time ;)
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I'm interested in what might have impressed you.
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...at Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth MA, a few miles from the site of the original thanksgiving feast between the surviving Mayflower colonists and the Wampanoag. (It's a living-history museum, with buildings, gardens, crafts, and such, and staffed by very well-prepared docents in period costume who will respond in character to questions.)

The dinner included presentations by a Wampanoag man, and by a woman who dressed and spoke in 17th-century style, taking the role of Susanna White Winslow (one of only four adult women to survive the first winter). While the actual menu was based on an 1863 dinner at Harvard, which took place after Lincoln declared an official holiday, it did include nods to the foods available to the colonists. (The presenters did point out that while the colonists had plenty of birds on the menu, including turkey, they mostly feasted on venison, which was not included on either the Harvard menu or the one we had!) The meal was served family style, with eight to a table. My friend and I sat with a couple from Pennsylvania and with a family of four from Texas - via California (her) and Manchester England (him), for an interesting mix. The food was very good, some of the best turkey I've had, and the historical touches added to the event.

The only downside? No leftovers!
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Sounds like an interesting dinner :-)

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