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Thursday, March 24, 2011

The First 10 Days of Spring?

What can happen in 10 days? In Japan your world can be destroyed in 10 seconds, never mind in 10 days. In my/our world, thankfully the mundane can happen –but a dramatic mundane if you hesitate for a few seconds and think of it. Take my world and count it down to the present. 10 days ago:- The... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Did you know where Japan was?

I’m asking because I didn’t. I pride myself in being geographically literate, and I didn’t know where it was. And yet I would have taken bets that I knew its whereabouts – east of the Philippines and off the coast of China. The recent earthquake and tsunami brought the island nation to the forefront... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Phew! It’s Non-Cancerous

I had to practically drag the information out of the Doc when I went back for the diagnosis – he was too busy going ‘uh-huh’ & ‘right’ as he scanned his laptop. “Doctor. Can you get to the point? What is it?” He stroked his chin again as he turned round to look at me. “Well it doesn’t appear to be... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Ah Yes, the Pink Slip

Is it ever going to stop snowing? That’s 48 hours now and just looking out of the window makes me snow blind. Luckily we aren’t going to run out of anything for a few days. “What difference does it make what colour the slip is? And is this nipple fondling a new thing?” I asked the Doc. “The breast... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

So where was I?

Ah yes. General babblings about life in general and mine in particular. Two days ago a young lady said ‘I’ll see you later’ not knowing that she would never see anything else in this world. The first we knew of it was when we saw the first emergency response vehicle heading east. It was then... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Merry February and Valentines Day, Folks.

According to the adverts I see on television it is almost Easter – who would have believed it possible! I had it in my mind that I would be gone by this time but here I still am, with no grass growing above me. Thank goodness it is only my imagination that’s fertile. I wish I could convert that... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Winter? What Winter?

Let me quote the first paragraph of an email I got from my Scots buddy, Andy, about the weather in the United Kingdom. It had Ell and I laughing our heads off. sorry to hear about your truly seriously cold weather, as you may have heard, we got back to what we used to call a normal winter for a few... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Happy Rabbie Burns Night Guys.

Enjoy your nip o’ whisky and your plate o’ haggis. Burn’s Grace Some hae meet and cannae eat And some wad eat that want it But we hae meat, and we can eat And sae the Lord be thanket. And now read a funny against SCOTTISH COMPASSION A man was sitting on a blanket at the beach. He had no arms and no... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

With Apologies for Delayed Blog Comments

Even this is painful and I started typing it last week; my problem is cracked fingers. Both index fingers are cracked on the typing surfaces and my right thumb has a crack running along the soft part of the first joint making mouse control bluidy painful. I know I know I have nothing to moan about –... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

I Discovered Something the other Day.

I was researching for an article and I needed to look up a map. Like the rest of the world nowadays, I have stopped looking at real maps – the sensuous, crinkly, roll out maps of a bygone era. There was a time I would have sold my soul for a map – perhaps I did, when I think back, it would maybe... Sign in to see full entry.

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