Tropical Melody

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About Tropical Melody

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  • Birthday 03/29/1954

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My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

  • Best Pony
    Rarity
  • Best Pony Race
    Unicorn

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Boston, East England, UK (not Massachusetts, the other one!)
  • Personal Motto
    Never trust anypony who, when left alone in a room with a tea cozy, does not try it on.
  • Interests
    Hadn't even heard of MLP until beginning of June 2016. Well I was vaguely aware that some toys of that name existed. Discovered it purely by chance on one of the UK Freeview channels. It just so happened that at that particular time of day it was about halfway through an episode, season 5 I think, but can't remember which ep. Pretty sure it was a scene showing Twilight being vocal about something. It impinged on my consciousness, so I gave it 5 minutes worth, and to cut a long story short I noticed that it would be repeated again later that evening along with another ep, so I recorded them to watch later. And recorded and watched the next day's, and the next, and so on, and so here we are. Have now got all the DVD sets up to season 4, currently seasons 5 & 6 recorded.

    Other fave cartoons include: MLP, Futurama, Family Guy, South Park, Stressed Eric, Gogs, Bernie And Corneil, Spongebob Squarepants, Angry Kid. Oh mustn't forget Larva! I am also indebted to MLP for incidentally introducing me to Larva; the Freeview channel would sometimes throw in a Larva cartoon after an MLP to help pad out what was left of the remaining 30 minutes. Larva is hysterically funny, hadn't laughed so much in ages. I also like most Disney stuff, speshly the earlier ones which made an indelible impression on me as a child. E.g. was obsessed with Fantasia for quite a while.

    Fave bands / music artists I like (quick trawl thru iTunes): Seal, Alanis Morisette, All Saints, The Beatles, Beck Sian, The Blue Nile, The Bangles, Coldplay, Level 42, David Bowie, Elbow, Electro Guzzi, Fonogeri, Genesis, Gerard Presencer, Jakatta, Jethro Tull, Joanna Newsom, Kate Bush, Clannad, Enya, Louise Rednapp, Madness, Mahvishnu Orchestra, Madonna, Martyn Bennett, Massive Attack, Morcheeba, Noel Gallagher / Oasis, Pat Metheney Group, Paul Simon, Sugababes, Thievery Corporation, This Way Up, Tiesto, Toyah Willcox, UB40 ... I'm always making playlists; I also listen to radio a lot and am often grabbed by some tune, so it gets added to a playlist. There are a few of these 'Compilations' on my YouTube channel. (search for playlists 'Compilation [Roman numerals]')

    I used to draw and paint quite a bit when I was younger, but that petered out over time, life and work getting in the way! But would like to get back into it again. In the meantime my other interests include designing and building Hi-Fi gear and tube amplifiers, and motorbiking - I currently own a Piaggio X10 scooter. Also like reading Sci-fi paperbacks.

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  1. Random picture of the week:

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  2. Tropical Melody

    Say something totally random!

    Oh look at that, Sassy Saddles is exactly the same colour as the background Well who'da thunk
  3. Tropical Melody

    What was the last food you ate?

    . . . WITH shrimp! I'm going to do this today.
  4. Tropical Melody

    Post A Quote From Your Day, Without Any Context.

    "Doctorum Adamus cum flabello dulci" Trans: " Doctor Adams was a fan of sweet" (aka, "Doctor of Sweet Fanny Adams")
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    Anything you absolutely hate doing?

    this Totally winds me up. Last week I "lost" a small plastic bag of electonic components (ferrite chokes to be pedantic), especially annoying, I had them out earlier to take one out then put them back, well apparently not in the same place, 'cause later spent TWO HOURS searching, nuffin', nada ..
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    What was the last food you ate?

    I'm going to annoy y'all with photos of food again - but now that Fall is here, I thought maybe I should start doing potato & cabbage stew again . . . - I've done this before but in case you missed it - peel and chop a modest amount of potato, put in a pan half full of salted water. Bring to the boil, then chuck in almost the same amount of chopped cabbage. I also put a few slices of carrot* ("to add some colour" as my mother used to say. Also it will now becomes apparent why the pan should only be half full of water to start.) At this point I also hurl in a vegetable stock pot for flavour. (*NB: this time I had pre-cooked the carrot slices yesterday so put them in at the end just to heat up.) Simmer for 10 minutes, proper job! I might have overdone it with the salt tho ..
  7. Tropical Melody

    Spoiler S08:E23 - Sounds of Silence

    Have only just managed to watch this episode properly - lurrve the Kirin, they're so cute .. Deffo need more future eps with them . . .
  8. Tropical Melody

    What time do you eat dinner

    Ah - it depends - if I've had a lunch, which is normal (or it could be a 'brunch') that tends to be the main meal so is like a "tea" in the evening, but could be a bigger meal, like I say depends. Normally only have 2 meals a day. If I'm staying away somewhere is often a breakfast (as in, that's the deal, is provided as B&B) then yes would be a dinner in the evening.
  9. Tropical Melody

    What are you listening to right now?

    Also some jazz, examples: - -
  10. Tropical Melody

    What are you listening to right now?

    Mr C The Slide Man - Cha-Cha Slide
  11. Tropical Melody

    What was the last food you ate?

    Spanish omelette - not had one for AGES .. Recap: a potato, peeled diced then brought to the boil and briefly simmer, about 10 minutes; then strain, into a large skittle with a chopped half onion & some chopped red pepper, a bit of vegetable oil, stir fry for about 4 - 5 minutes, meanwhile beat 2 - 3 large eggs, then ladle the pan contents into the beaten egg (I forgot and tipped it straight into the pan, so ended up a bit odd), note try to leave the oil behind. Stir the mixture, then pour back into the pan, cook as per normal omelette. Go on you know you want to ..
  12. Tropical Melody

    Post A Quote From Your Day, Without Any Context.

    "Let's get it o-on, mama." (Song lyric.)
  13. Tropical Melody

    Say something totally random!

    "Ah!! Man with box!" . . . (The Hermes courier doth cometh...)
  14. Tropical Melody

    What was the last food you ate?

    Had to look up "craisins". Oo-er! . ^ Right so: half a Cornish pasty, bit of potato mash, some sliced raw onion, some pickled sliced beetroot, few slices of cucumber, a small tomato, coleslaw and potato salad, Branston's pickle, Piccalilli, Heinz ketchup, sourdough bread. "No cheeese, Gromit!". Just remembered forgot the cheese, but that was quite enough.
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    First MLP episode you watched?

    Can't remember, I was channel hopping, got to the children's TV section came across one where MLP was playing, gave it 10 minutes, saw that it was repeated later in the day, so set the recorder, the rest is history as they say... this was late spring / early summer 2016 I think.