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Old Habits Die Hard

nutty 28 Oct 01 - 05:03 PM
Edain 28 Oct 01 - 05:10 PM
nutty 28 Oct 01 - 05:29 PM
Edain 28 Oct 01 - 05:30 PM
Susanne (skw) 28 Oct 01 - 06:12 PM
Eric the Viking 29 Oct 01 - 02:13 PM
Greyeyes 29 Oct 01 - 02:20 PM
Bert 29 Oct 01 - 03:37 PM
53 29 Oct 01 - 03:46 PM
GUEST,emily b 29 Oct 01 - 07:19 PM
Madam Gashee 30 Oct 01 - 06:04 AM
RangerSteve 30 Oct 01 - 07:45 AM
Kim C 30 Oct 01 - 05:57 PM
Dave the Gnome 30 Oct 01 - 07:13 PM
Dead Horse 31 Oct 01 - 01:52 PM
nutty 31 Oct 01 - 02:27 PM
lady penelope 31 Oct 01 - 02:38 PM
SINSULL 31 Oct 01 - 03:16 PM
Dave the Gnome 01 Nov 01 - 09:58 AM
A Wandering Minstrel 01 Nov 01 - 10:04 AM
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Subject: Old Habits Die Hard
From: nutty
Date: 28 Oct 01 - 05:03 PM

I went to Whitby today to meet up with friends at the Captain Cook Festival
It was a beautiful day ..... warm, sunny, tranquil,just the opposite of usual Autumn weather.
The sea was totally calm and a wonderful shade of meditteranean blue

There were lots of people around in the afternoon but most of them went home before it got dark and I was one of those
Walking back to my vehicle I had to cross a stretch of newly laid paving. The slabs had been laid randomly and were of different sizes. I'd almost made it from one side to the other when I realised that I was reverting to childhood and trying not to walk on the cracks
I can't imagine what I looked like .... but I didn't feel foolish. The actions seemed to fit with the atmosphere and I am just glad that I am still capable of such a response

Has anyone out there suprised themselves with similar actions??


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Subject: RE: Old Habits Die Hard
From: Edain
Date: 28 Oct 01 - 05:10 PM

Yep,

Was in Whitby myself this weekend and found myself doing exactly the same thing up by the whale bones, Mind you, the weekend does seem to have cured my of my habit for going up steps at a jogging pace....


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Subject: RE: Old Habits Die Hard
From: nutty
Date: 28 Oct 01 - 05:29 PM

lol

Dick Greenhaus commented that Whitby seemed to have far more uphills than downs


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Subject: RE: Old Habits Die Hard
From: Edain
Date: 28 Oct 01 - 05:30 PM

I would have to agree with that, I lost count of the number of times I was up and down the path from the whale bones to the bandstand over the duration.


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Subject: RE: Old Habits Die Hard
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 28 Oct 01 - 06:12 PM

nutty, you're certainly not alone ... I even talk to myself while walking!


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Subject: RE: Old Habits Die Hard
From: Eric the Viking
Date: 29 Oct 01 - 02:13 PM

I often play "don't tread on a crack" I tell my kids a rhyme as we avoid them. I look at things that are not at right angles to each other and try to get them to line up, often seen sitting with my head at a funny angle. I talk to myself, curse and swear at the computer, tell my guitar off and loads of daft things.....

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Subject: RE: Old Habits Die Hard
From: Greyeyes
Date: 29 Oct 01 - 02:20 PM

Surely not treading on the cracks in the pavement (sidewalk) only applies in London? Have the bears colonised Whitby now? What's the world coming to? I think it's scandalous. We can none of us sleep safe in our beds any more! I remember when it was all green fields around here..... time for my tablet.


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Subject: RE: Old Habits Die Hard
From: Bert
Date: 29 Oct 01 - 03:37 PM

Actually not treading on the cracks (or slabs with cracks for the really pedantic) only applies to 'real' York paving slabs.


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Subject: RE: Old Habits Die Hard
From: 53
Date: 29 Oct 01 - 03:46 PM

on my daily walk i have to go the same way everyday,or i don't think that i've covered the entire portion of the walk. BOB


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Subject: RE: Old Habits Die Hard
From: GUEST,emily b
Date: 29 Oct 01 - 07:19 PM

I have all sorts of weird old habits. I found myself stepping up on the curb around the flower gardens at my office complex last week. As a kid we always walked the curbs when available. Also, in the woods, when there are roots in the trail, I have to say, "Watch out for roots." It would be terrible luck not too. My dad always said that on a steep downhill on the way to the pond for swimming. And, another really weird one. When I was about 8 or 9, my family went on a drive somewhere. We took a neighborhood friend. She taught us, for some reason, whenever we saw an animal, something that sounded like "Ashland Slicker." I don't think even back then we understood why we were doing this but to this day, when I'm driving in the country and see a cow or a horse, I have to say it.

Nutty, I agree with you. I don't feel foolish but I get tickled that these little quirks are still with me.

Emily B


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Subject: RE: Old Habits Die Hard
From: Madam Gashee
Date: 30 Oct 01 - 06:04 AM

Whilst driving or walking.... If the trees from either side met above your head we had to shout "Fairy Dell". I still do it now & my kids think I'm mad!!


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Subject: RE: Old Habits Die Hard
From: RangerSteve
Date: 30 Oct 01 - 07:45 AM

If I brush up against something cold with one arm, I have to find something cold to brush my other arm against, otherwise I feel out of balance.


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Subject: RE: Old Habits Die Hard
From: Kim C
Date: 30 Oct 01 - 05:57 PM

I still think there's monsters under the bed.


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Subject: RE: Old Habits Die Hard
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 30 Oct 01 - 07:13 PM

As I pass the M6 turnoff for Stoke (J15) I always yell "Hello Andrew" - my eldest lives about 1 mile from the junction. You never know - he might hear me:-)

As the the more ups than downs. I developed a set of rules for fell walking that became known as 'Gnomes Laws'. Verify it with Spot the Dog if you don't believe me.

The very first law was that there is ALWAYS more up than down. It is to do with the expanding/contracting universe. It always expands when you are heading up and contracts when you are going down;-)

The second, btw, was that the sun was cold. As proven by the fact that the higher you get up a mountain, and therefore closer to the sun, the colder it gets. There were more but the rest were nonsense...

Cheers

Dave the Gnome


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Subject: RE: Old Habits Die Hard
From: Dead Horse
Date: 31 Oct 01 - 01:52 PM

"the higher you get up a mountain, and therefore closer to the sun, the colder it gets." Fool. It's the Earths own latent heat, eminating from the molten core. That's why it gets hotter down the mine!


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Subject: RE: Old Habits Die Hard
From: nutty
Date: 31 Oct 01 - 02:27 PM

Hey Dave .... the man's just called you a fool ..... you just gonna sit there and take it??????


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Subject: RE: Old Habits Die Hard
From: lady penelope
Date: 31 Oct 01 - 02:38 PM

If a door creaks open by itself, I always invite who ever it is in. Whether there's any one there or not.

I always like to travel in a circle, or at least not go home quite the same way I went somewhere. It feels wrong not to.

I always swear at the cat when it wakes me up at 4 in the morning, feeling lonely, 'cos it's awful bad luck for the cat for me to hold a grudge till I get up.

Happy Samhain!

TTFN M'Lady P.


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Subject: RE: Old Habits Die Hard
From: SINSULL
Date: 31 Oct 01 - 03:16 PM

Step on a crack and you break your mother's back! Of course, I play that.

There is a man in our neighborhood who walks only on cracks. He places one foot directly in front of the other then at right angles when he comes to a turn and will stop dead in his tracks rather than get out of the way of an oncoming pedestrian. Strange fellow.


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Subject: RE: Old Habits Die Hard
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 01 Nov 01 - 09:58 AM

I've had worse nutty. Bear in mind I thought this thread was a new Bruce Willis / Lord of the Rings movie plug...

besides that DH is right of course. But that doesn't mean that the sun can't be cold as well;-)

Glove and peas

DtG


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Subject: RE: Old Habits Die Hard
From: A Wandering Minstrel
Date: 01 Nov 01 - 10:04 AM

Lady P!

you want to be careful with that first habit specially around Samhain. There are some things you'd rather not meet that can't come in until they are invited!

:-O


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Subject: RE: Old Habits Die Hard
From: Mr Red
Date: 01 Nov 01 - 11:15 AM

I walk the curbs - peg leg
it sorts-out the girlfriends in a sucinct way. One ex was embarrassed, another joined-in - currently I get laughs and tolerance and anyway Joy & I go Cajun dancing so it is all part of the practice.
jumping with Joy.


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