Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Another Timewaster

I have found another way of wasting my time. I have known about it for a while and have avoided it, but heard some of the girls talking about it, and they suggested it would be good for my jewellery and networking, so I succumbed.

I'm talking about Facebook.

I have been hooked ever since. I'm hoping that the novelty wears off like it did with MySpace. Fingers crossed.

The reason why I have been on it so much is that I have been finding old school friends and people from back home. It's exciting, but also kinda confronting. Will they remember me, and if so, what do they remember? I found a few names I recognised, but they are not always associated with happy memories. I was bullied and teased a lot at school... would they remember that too?

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

From the Universe

Remember you once told me, that if ever all of the circumstances in your life were aligned just so, your soon-to-be friends were in all the right places at all the right times, and the financial markets, social climate, and global energies had all reached optimal points... you'd want to be gently nudged as a subtle sign that it was time to start doing new things, saying new things, and visualizing so that you might catch these gargantuan waves of change and surf to dazzling new heights?
Hang ten,

The Universe

Monday, April 28, 2008

To Hell with the Environment

I know it's only April, and I have been REALLY good so far in being green and saving water and energy etc etc, but stuff the Expense and Be damned my Carbon Footprint.... IT'S COLD so I'm putting the heating on!

Global Warming REALLY needs to be re-named. Brrrrrrrr.

Hurry up Spring!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Oh my God the Pressure!

If anyone can tell me where I got the title from then I'll give them a prize... I think it's a film but I'm not sure...

Anyways I know I haven't been here much this week, so figured I owed my reader(s) an explanation.

Basically I'm flat chat with my day job, and my business and trying to balance every fink else as well, and to top it off I'm gonna try and build a house (cause I need more stress in my life of course)

I have therefore decided that my regular stints will have to become an ad-hoc post. Trying to think of quirky things on Tuesday and rants on Wednesday is just too much pressure, and if it's forced then it's not as entertaining (whatdoyamean it wasn't to start with???).

We'll still have Room 101 and quirky stuff, just may not always be on the right days, and I may miss a week altogether. It'll keep you on your toes and might keep you looking me up more often to see me (yeah right!)

Let the games begin!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

Questioning :: Brain Teasers
Immunity :: Injections
Online dating :: not worth the hassle
Calcium :: Calci-yummy!
Dressing :: Gown
Bucket :: Seat
Stain :: Bleach (!?)
Advanced :: Technical
Dramatic :: Play
Self-medication :: Drug abuse

Thursday, April 17, 2008

The Lair of the Blue Happy Alien Bunny

Part IV, by John Hulme


"But that's just the point!" Tracy yelled back. "I'm not unwelcome! I"m supposed to be here! I've felt like a Blue Happy Bunny all my life - a BHB, just like it says on your stupid elevator door downstairs!"




And suddenly, to the evident surprise of all the watching stars and planets, the booming blue rabbit voice softened to what was clearly a very, very uncharacteristic whisper.

"The thing is," continued the Blue Happy Bunny, its delicate voice echoing into little tufts of misty heartbreak across this strange tower-top Universe, "the world is full of people who have lost faith, who have lost bits of their souls... who don't remember how long and fluffy their ears are, because they have spent so long sharpening their claws...

"And then there are people like you... people who will decide to make friends in the blink of an eye... people who instinctively seem to know when, and what, and how much to give of themselves, without having to stop and weigh the prices up beforehand...

"If THAT isn't a Blue Happy Bunny, then I sure as hell don't know what is!"

Peanut stared aghast at the big blue alien rabbit.


"Worth a try," shrugged Peanut. "How often do you get the chance to embarrass a big blue cheery alien bunnyrabbit?"

~ ~ ~

And that's how Tracy the Blue Happy Bunny learned her destiny.

As for the big blue space bunny, he's gone back to his home in the unfeasibly cheerful Outer Cosmos. So if you go to that tower in Liverpool, you'll probably just find a radio station, or a revolving restaurant, depending on what mood Liverpool City Council is in at the time.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Room 101

Why do banks charge a fee on "insufficient funds" when they know there is not enough?

I think there should be a legal requirement that bank fees be renamed "Extortion".. or better still.. ban bank fees into Room 101 forever!!!!!!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Quirky Tuesday

Things I could easily get addicted to:-

  • Physiotherapy
  • Burger King/Hungry Jacks Bacon Deluxe Cheeseburgers (especially with onion rings!)
  • SingStar!

Quirky Tuesday will have a different topic each week, to tell everyone about a quirk / ritual / obsession / routine about that subject. As little or as many as you like if you're playing along at home. (I sound like a game show host!). Readers can meme it on their own blogs or just comment on here. Don't forget to link!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Music Mambo

Hello, mamboers. Today I think we'll talk about the piano:

1. Can you play piano? If so, when did you learn?
My mum bought a huge Yamaha keyboard when I was a kid and I self taught myself some very basic tunes. I can play "By the Rivers of Babylon" including a few chords, and I can play some basic tunes by ear.. although it usually takes me a few attempts.
2. Who is your favorite piano player in popular music?
Chris Martin from Coldplay
3. What is your favorite song featuring the piano?
I'm gonna go way off field here and say Van Halen's Jump - technically it was a synthesizer, but the concept is still the same surely (?)
4. Piano in rock music - yay or nay?
Hell yeah, why not? Gimme a good Crocodile Rock style piano riff any day!

Thanks for mamboing!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Cool Things I found This Week

I have been posting stuff in for ages and then not putting them in here like I am supposed to.... time to catch up a bit.

Here's some cool blogs I have found....

Hey, you know me, love a good Rant

A couple of cups that do so much!

Recommended by a friend, and who am I to argue ;)

My kind of humour!

and lastly, check this out. How amazing are these creations!

Friday, April 11, 2008

The Lair of the Blue Happy Alien Bunny

Part III, by John Hulme

As the lift sped up into the dark heart of the tower,the trap door in the ceiling burst open and a couple of big blue floppy things flopped menacingly over the two intruders.

"Ha!" they cried, slapping poor Peanut and Tracy around the elevator with whiplike whacks of their long, furry bodies. "Nothing in the known Universe can defeat the strange, yet awesome agility of the sacred rabbit ears!"

"STOP!" screamed Tracy, suddenly more than a little miffed at her reception. "DO I LOOK LIKE I NEED THIS SHIT IN MY LIFE?"

Peanut stared at her, more than a little aghast.

"Oh, sure, like I don't really know you know that word," she sighed. "Give you five minutes with any group of kids and you probably know more words than I do! So what? It's not about what words you know..."

"IT'S ABOUT HOW YOU USE THEM!" boomed a big, echoing voice as the elevator doors swung open. Out beyond the elevator, the world as they had previously recognised it appeared to have vanished, leaving a far stranger Universe hanging in its place. All around them, from every conceivable angle, a wild assortment of multicoloured planets appeared to be racing each other across open space like reckless, glowing marbles. Bright stars glowered down from the misty distance, blinding Peanut and Tracy in their fierce glare.

Gradually, as the swirl of astral colours began to steady itself, and the weird ballet of astral wotsits came into focus, they could make out the squadron of bright blue fluffy asteroids rolling down through this weird miniature Cosmos towards them.

Two of these asteroids were shaped like rabbit's feet, only without the black caps this time, two like big, floppy bunny ears, two like massive eyes (the kind of eyes you might see frozen in a car's headlights, or peeking out from the bushes on a lazy country walk).

"They're not asteroids," noted Peanut, with his usual perception. "They're bunny-roids."

And as they watched, the weird assortment of flying bunny bits began to merge, stitching themselves together across the cosmic mists like some floating knitting pattern.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

From the Universe

Don't be afraid. You needn't slay the beast nor scale the entire mountain. That's not how it's done. You only need to move through today. Think of the distance you've already covered. Focus on your strengths. Let each new step remind you of your freedom. Let every breath you take remind you of your power. Seek out friends and guides; they're anxious to help. You're not alone. You're understood. This road has been walked before.

Dance life's dance, just a few steps at a time, and in the wink of an eye you will wonder to yourself, "What beast, what mountain? Was I having a dream?"

Love you,
The Universe

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Room 101

Paper Cuts

'cause they hurt like hell. Second only to childbirth (guys you'll just have to take my word for it)

Worse is when I get them on my lip cause I licked the envelope! You'd think in the world of Laser Beams and the World Wide Web they would be able to invent paper than has non abrasive edges!

Oh look, they have!

Things, people, places, situations etc you hate/loathe/dispise/don't like very much belong in Room 101. If you decide to do the same please comment or link as appropriate as I would love to hear yours too.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Quirky Tuesday

My favourite Cheeses
(apologies, but I am having a quirky mental block, and a cheese advert just came on)

Haven't seen it anywhere over here, so I haven't had it in years, but I used to love it's creamy crumbly texture.

If I ever get offered a choice in a sandwich shop I always opt for swiss. Much more flavour!

Bush Pepper
Great bite to it. Buy it from Aldi. Chunks of cracked pepper in a rich vintage cheddar. Yum!

Monday, April 07, 2008

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

Nutritious :: Green Leafy Vegatables
Graduate :: Dustin Hoffman (?)
Tonight! :: Sleep
Located :: Narre Warren
Weapon :: of Choice
Jumper :: Cool Movie
Collectibles :: Pocket Dragons
Dennis :: The Menace
Hostile :: Pantera
Vivid :: Colours

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Memoir Tag

I got tagged!
The rules are:-

1. Write your own six word memoir.
2. Post it on your blog and include a visual illustration if you’d like.
3. Link to the person who tagged you in your post.
4. Tag five more blogs with links.

I did a bit of background work:-

The story goes that Hemingway once bet $10 that he could sum up his life in six words. He summed it all up with For Sale: Baby shoes; never worn.

Ya see, this is what happens when I make friends with bloggers who are far more literate than I will ever be. 6 words? Sum up my whole life in only 6 words? There are millions and millions of words in the English language, and you want me to pick only 6? (I have no doubt this is what the guy who lost the best was thinking)

Well, I'm gonna cheat. I have 12, or rather a choice of 2:-

I'd like it to be

Small Indent on the Big Picture
but more realistic is

Perfection is so hard to Achieve

Oh, and I haven't got 5 bloggers I wanna tag, so LifeSinger, Jenny Boo and ItisI, consider yourselves tagged. And thanks to John for passing it on. Yours is much more poetic and effortless than mine.

Friday, April 04, 2008

Oh so many questions!

Check this out!

where do I begin with my questions! :-

1. It says that "he" had "his" breasts removed but "his" reproductive organs were not removed. How can "he" therefore be declared a "man" if she doesn't have male organs?
2. Did his wife know he was born a woman when she married him?
3. Can they they be classed as married if it is not consummated?
4. Are they gonna tell their kid about this?
5. If he has female sex organs.. does that make his wife a lesbian?
6. Is this an April Fools Joke or what!?


Thursday, April 03, 2008

The Lair of the Blue Happy Alien Bunny

Part II, by John Hulme

The fluffy security foot-guard-thingy flexed its talons and growled at them in what seemed like a particularly unfriendly manner for such an otherwise friendly-looking paw.

"Watch it, Peanut!" gasped Tracy, "those claws look awful sharp!"

Just as she had finished saying this, another rabbit's paw guard thingy bounced onto the ground behind them, cracking the paving with its razor-bladed talons.

OK, so Peanut might well started out unconvinced by the whole Blue Happy Bunny from outer space idea, but even he had to admit that things were beginning to look very suspicious indeed. Something strange was afoot in this tower - and it wasn't just the rabbit's feet (though, of course, technically speaking, each of those was indeed a foot). Besides, no oversized rabbit's feet were going to mess with HIS mum!

He launched a flying kick at the foot-guard-thingy by the door, neatly cracking open one of its talons.

"Oww! Now that's just not... ooowwww!! No, no... oooowww!" whined the stricken guard.

Instantly, the other guard launched itself into the air, its talons neatly splayed out in a kind of killer rake formation, so that anything in its path would instantly be sliced to ribbons.

Peanut had already hit the button on the security door, however, and was pulling his mother into the tower elevator.

"Oh shiiiiiiiiiiiiii..." The second foot-guard-thingy's cry was cut short by the elevator doors slamming shut in its path, followed by a very ugly-sounding THUNK!

"What did he say?" asked Peanut.

"Ohshi," replied Tracy. "It's rabbit-speak for 'Whoops, I missed'."

"Yeah, right," replied Peanut, quietly marvelling to himself at the way mothers always seemed to underestimate quite how many dodgy words their kids actually knew.
Or maybe they don't, he suddenly thought to himself, surprising himself with his own insight. Maybe they just need to believe something better is round the corner.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Room 101

People who record concerts on their mobile phones....

It's insane to me! Why spend $100 on a ticket to see a band live, then watch the whole thing through a tiny screen on your phone? Might as well stay at home and watch it on TV! You can't appreciate the feeling of live music by watching it on a phone, so why bother? If your mates had wanted to see it, they'd have bought a ticket!

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Quirky Tuesday

My favourite Vampires:-

I love all of Anne Rice's Vampire chronicles. They have a wonderful, poetic flow about them, and really make you feel like you are there. I fell in love with Armand in his book.

2. Dracula in Bram Stokers Dracula
Not so much in his "old" form, but when he is strolling the streets of London and meets the aquaintence of the delectible Mina, he is simply DIVINE. A wonderful adaptation by Gary Oldman. and when he says.. " I... love you too much to condemn you. " well I almost swoon!

3. Selene in Underworld
Awesome sexy vampire in tight leather... you need any more reason???? I like to think if I turned vampire I would look like her.