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by geron
Mon Mar 18, 2024 5:30 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Out and About -- In the World at Large
Replies: 3466
Views: 293250

Re: Out and About -- In the World at Large

Myopic Bookworm wrote: Sun Mar 17, 2024 4:13 pm Our new College President, who is a very distinguished Scot, made an approving comment when she saw my get-up.
No Black mark for you, then ;-)
by geron
Wed Mar 13, 2024 11:19 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: And this is still part of the problem..
Replies: 19
Views: 635

Re: And this is still part of the problem..

crfriend wrote: Wed Mar 13, 2024 11:07 pm
Paywall.
Not a pay wall, I think, but a geo-wall -- I can read it OK where I am.

This must be the Greg James who presents what sounds like a history programme for 11-year-olds on BBC Radio 4, Saturday mornings.
by geron
Wed Mar 06, 2024 11:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: FIVE RULES FOR MEN TO FOLLOW FOR A HAPPY LIFE!
Replies: 8
Views: 247

Re: FIVE RULES FOR MEN TO FOLLOW FOR A HAPPY LIFE!

Barleymower wrote: Wed Mar 06, 2024 6:50 pm Marriage is just a lava stage for the true happiness of divorce.
That sounds worryingly volcanic, BM. I hope you meant larval....
by geron
Sun Jan 28, 2024 11:16 pm
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: Interesting old (oct 2020) Mumsnet forum, mainly about Mark Bryan
Replies: 60
Views: 2684

Re: Interesting old (oct 2020) Mumsnet forum, mainly about Mark Bryan

crfriend wrote: Sun Jan 28, 2024 8:29 pm I need to find a way to disable SMS on my mobile.
You may be able to delete your messaging app. But alternatively you can block individual senders, which will have fewer side-effects.
by geron
Mon Jan 22, 2024 6:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Cash or plastic?
Replies: 23
Views: 966

Re: Cash or plastic?

"If there is a transactional cost for handling cash", then it stays in local wages, not going to enrich the bankers. That's wishful thinking, I'm afraid. A trader taking cash must count it up laboriously each day, using the procedures outlined by pelmut above, as well as checking the sums...
by geron
Sun Jan 21, 2024 11:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Subscription services irony
Replies: 26
Views: 1087

Re: Subscription services irony

For me, an EV would not be cost effective nor efficient. My car, a 2001 model year Mercury Marquis, built in November of 2000, gets 17-20 MPG on the highway. In town, I average 16-17 MPG. 18 gallon fuel tank. My Suburban, a 1997 model year, built in October 1996, gets 18-21 MPG on the highway and 1...
by geron
Sun Jan 21, 2024 6:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Cash or plastic?
Replies: 23
Views: 966

Re: Cash or plastic?

A fact that card refusniks often overlook is that handling cash involves costs and takes time: it all has to be counted, accounted for and carted round to the bank. A few years ago I was involved in installing the Square system mentioned by Moon, for a club's self-service bar. It's based on a graphi...
by geron
Thu Jan 11, 2024 11:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Weather in your location ?
Replies: 77
Views: 3259

Re: Weather in your location ?

The other day MOH and I celebrated our 55th Wedding anniversary, but before that we did all sorts of things together which were the training ground for our eventual long relationship. We clocked up our 52nd this week, though I've taken to kilts and skirts only in the past six or seven years. So lon...
by geron
Sun Jan 07, 2024 11:30 pm
Forum: Changes at the Cafe
Topic: Non-posting/inactive members?
Replies: 37
Views: 1782

Re: Non-posting/inactive members?

Midas wrote: Sun Jan 07, 2024 11:45 am Agreed. I have neither the time nor the head space to spend on fiddling about with photos.
For photos taken on my mobile phone, I use the free Photo Resizer HD app for Android, and the job is done in a moment.
by geron
Fri Jan 05, 2024 9:17 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Article in The Guardian by a man who wears skirts
Replies: 41
Views: 2593

Re: Article in The Guardian by a man who wears skirts

The Times's radio station on Friday ran an interview with Phin Harper, following up that Guardian piece. It's online at
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/radio/show/2 ... 2024-01-04
Scroll through to where it starts, at 35'12" in.
by geron
Mon Jan 01, 2024 11:51 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Skater Skirts Wearers Weight Loss
Replies: 20
Views: 1315

Re: Skater Skirts Wearers Weight Loss

Myopic Bookworm wrote: Sun Dec 31, 2023 10:52 am American muffins or pancakes with maple syrup are not healthy breakfast food, but oat porridge with fruit is.
And that's exactly what we have, at least on weekdays. My wife used to work in health promotion, and she knows the science.
by geron
Fri Dec 29, 2023 11:41 am
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Christian Bretheren lumping us in with the crossdressers again.
Replies: 45
Views: 1993

Re: Christian Bretheren lumping us in with the crossdressers again.

While I disagree with the narrow opinion of men's clothing clothing that Elizabeth Urbanowicz of Foundation Worldview (Christian Bretheren) expresses, she is free to express her opinion. It's interesting, though, to note that she's operating under the masculine version of her surname. Does this tel...
by geron
Mon Dec 04, 2023 6:42 am
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: The Gurdian: Fashion designer Thom Browne: ‘Men should be able to wear anything’
Replies: 7
Views: 451

Re: The Gurdian: Fashion designer Thom Browne: ‘Men should be able to wear anything’

Nothing to do with your theme, Coder, but your title will instantly remind British readers of a certain age of times long ago when early editions of The Guardian (then named The Manchester Guardian , and printed only in Manchester) would be hurried off the presses in the small hours of each morning ...
by geron
Thu Nov 23, 2023 11:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: An Oldie
Replies: 5
Views: 333

Re: An Oldie

Yes, unfortunately this is a part of my life now. To get things done and help me stay focused, I write down scheduled appointments and a list of things to do in a calendar book at the beginning of each week. The trouble with that method is that it depends on your checking the schedule all the time....
by geron
Thu Nov 23, 2023 11:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Sixty years ago
Replies: 24
Views: 907

Re: Sixty years ago

pelmut wrote: Thu Nov 23, 2023 10:58 pm I must be one of the few people who doesn't remember the event.  I remember the Coronation of 1953 and hearing of the death of Annette Mills, who meant a lot more to me than any politician.
Me too. And doesn't all that seem a long time ago?