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  1. riath

    What Twitter pile on are you watching right now

    I think I’ve just given up.
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    Chromebooks

    The Asus one is pretty good. Also you can get a fancier touchscreen one that does a flippy thing. It looks cool but costs around €550.
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    Coronavirus: Better Call Sol - CORONAMANIA

    Downloaded it last night. I heard a load of beeping today and have a mini freak out, until I realised I’d just left my phone on the washing machine and the laundry was done.
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    Celebrity Creeps Thread

    Apologies for dragging this one back up again, but he’s a prick. I’m fairly sure I posted about him here years ago after he went out of his way to humiliate me in the middle of town because I had the audacity to be a young mum out with her child on her own. He said a lot of shitty stuff to me...
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    Minor Pleasures

    I was gonna go with boobs. We are trying to sell the place after all.
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    Minor Pleasures

    People are showing up every day now to take photos of themselves outside the pub. I’m making sure to smush my face up against the window every time.
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    Coronavirus: Better Call Sol - CORONAMANIA

    Yep I’m noticing that too, but it’s a bubble thing. In the country, I know a lot of civil servants so other than farmers, most people in in contact with are working from home. Back in Dublin I’d mainly know tradies and shop workers, and they’re all back in work now.
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    Coronavirus: Better Call Sol - CORONAMANIA

    We still haven’t been able to get my Dad out of Thailand yet. The army showed up at his village two weeks ago for an inspection while I was FaceTiming him. He wanted to go out and film them so I could see. Took a while to explain why videoing men with guns wasn’t a good idea.
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    Coronavirus: Better Call Sol - CORONAMANIA

    Maybe society needs a breakdown, and Covid is it. The same way some people live in suppressed misery for decades until they have a breakdown. Then they can begin to address their problems and get better. I’m still holding on to the hope that this could be a societal do-over or something.
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    Coronavirus: Better Call Sol - CORONAMANIA

    Anyone making plans for a second wave? Limerick was pretty busy yesterday, including a group of about 10 English guys that were heading into a pub when I saw them (maybe a stag party?) and with the videos from Dame lane, we could be screwed.
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    Major Complaints Thread

    Thumbs down for the situation. Thumbs up for you as a person though.
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    Coronavirus: Better Call Sol - CORONAMANIA

    I met up with a friend yesterday for coffee in Limerick city. I’ve called over to him a few times and chatted to him from his doorway, and text the odd time, but I’m the only person his spoken to face to face since March. He’s left the house maybe 5 times to get shopping and that’s it. He’s...
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    Clothes and haircuts

    Go for it. If it goes badly wrong, we’ll all probably be stuck at home again with a second wave soon enough and it’ll grow out.
  14. riath

    People Who Died

    Not Frodo!!
  15. riath

    Coronavirus: Better Call Sol - CORONAMANIA

    I think it’s anywhere in your own county or 20km if you’re bordered by another county.
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    Post-pandemic Travel

    My Dad is still stuck in Thailand. I’m not sure how much is a logistical issue and how much is down to him just not wanting to come home. I’ve a pretty solid argument this time for arguing against him visiting again at Christmas, which was his plan.
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    Coronavirus: Better Call Sol - CORONAMANIA

    Please don’t do that.
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    People Who Died

    That’s the kinda one I’ll be going with for my dad someday. Anything else would be a lie.
  19. riath

    What's your drink?

    Yes... and no. Does the place you bought it from sell beer pumps? Like the ones from every teenage American movie.
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    Coronavirus: Better Call Sol - CORONAMANIA

    Fuck The kid has been studying every day since the lock down, except for one weekend. Going with her mocks, she doesn’t have a hope of getting the course she wants, which she stood a good chance of getting in the actual exams in July. I know there’s no good solution here but it’s a bit gutting.
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