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About HH_Sailor

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  • Location Schleswig-Holstein
  • Nationality Brexit made me German
  • Gender Male
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  1. The "DOWN" side of Corona

    Down side ? My knuckles make me look like I was in a bar brawl yesterday (red and raw).   Seems that the constant washing has removed so much natural oil that my skin is cracking up - especially around my knuckles.   Need more hand cream I suppose, but I was never a fan of greasy hands.  
  2. What's got you flummoxed today?

    When we've been watching Babylon Berlin, there have been moments where my Ger-Wife and I have discussed history. Mostly we've had to look it up  somewhere. Who was Reichspresident? who was involved in the coup? how was the Weimar Rebublic formed? and such...   Last night, during a BB series 3 episode set in 1929, there was a beheading in a prison setting. (spoiler alert - not at all gory, very subtly performed.)   My flummox: (well - more of a shock info for me really) Germany had capital punishment using an axe and sometimes a guillotine, up until 1949. (DDR until 1966)   I knew the Gestapo beheaded people during WWII but didn't realise that it was  the method of choice for decades for the country up until then.   Wiki  
  3. Coronachat - vents, whines, flummoxes & miscellaneous

      The rest - even rocket scientists can be sometimes stupid...
  4. President Donald J. Trump

    He's doing it to save money.   We've all heard of his countless bankruptcies. Therefore, the association is that his signature is worthless. People won't cash the cheque as they're worried it would bounce.   That way he saves the taxpayers $$$.   Oder?
  5. The "UP Side" of Quarantine

    Nor to sail 😠
  6. The "UP Side" of Quarantine

    No school, no university, so the two who would be going there are dragging me for a jog - every morning. Been sunny so far...   Then insist on a stretch exercise session afterwards.   After 10 days of this I must grudgingly admit, I feel better 😌   BTW We're allowed out for sport in Schleswig-Holstein
  7. What made you laugh today?

    Can't access the Dan Quayle piece, as I'm in the EU. Data Protection...
  8. Coronachat - vents, whines, flummoxes & miscellaneous

    well here's a new twist... The idea: German gov. put a plan in place to prevent being kicked out of your flat if you can't pay the rent (Apr to Sept) due to lack of income if your place of work kicks you out or puts you on short time working...   Reality:   The rest   Now, this means that large companies (like those named) pass on their debts (albeit for a few months) to the investor who built the store  who now can't pay the mortgage. They in turn go to the bank for "tide me over for a few months"  loan. The banks also approach the gov. wanting a bail out if these debts can't be paid on time.   I'm sure this wasn't the spirit behind the new law. Is this an example of lawmaking in a hurry - and an example of why they usually take ages to decide anything?  
  9. Why are you unhappy today?

      Truly heartwarming   A finer compliment to you both would be hard to find.
  10. Coronachat - vents, whines, flummoxes & miscellaneous

      The chemists here have started to be in "night mode". No one allowed in, just need to ring the bell and talk  (and pay / receive stuff) though a hatch.  
  11. Scum of the Day

    Words fail me...       NHS paramedic evicted from home for fear he would spread Covid-19
  12. Coronachat - vents, whines, flummoxes & miscellaneous

      That's the way to go !
  13. Coronachat - vents, whines, flummoxes & miscellaneous

      What a waste of protein...
  14. I woke up blind in one eye this morning

    Look after yourself mate, or more to the point, let Nicole do that for now.   Best wishes for a speedy recovery!  
  15. What's got you flummoxed today?

    With this post from J2^^^^, I know that I have finally become an old fogey.   Well, in the past I've noticed that my choice of music has mellowed, I listen to old fashioned radio stations, I have no idea what my kids are listening to as it often sounds like someone badly constipated was being recorded. I have absolutely no idea who these people on Instagram are; my ears tell me that most can't sing.   I watched it again and spotted Chris O'Dowd. I admit I needed Wiki to name him. But he's an actor and not a singer...   Time to whiten my hair and beard...