Wednesday, 28 May 2008

YouTube - John Butler Trio - Peaches & Cream

YouTube - John Butler Trio - Peaches & Cream

Ah - JBT! The wonderful John Butler. How good is this man? Soul and feeling, talent and genius, what more can anyone ask of life's great gene lottery? Brilliant! (The line under the title is a link to U-tube by the way, anyone know how to embed this instead?)

Sunday, 25 May 2008

It's those damn hormones!

Oh, this is good then, this is fine and damn dandy! I am 47 and have just developed PMS! How marvelous. I had wondered what was going on, I've had blood tests and allergy tests, I've taken myself off painkillers in case they were the culprits, I darent even SNIFF a slice of bread!

Last night my feet swelled up - hello - what's going on here then? What are those at the ends of my legs, not mine surely? This morning it took me a full 30 minutes to be able to move when I woke up I was SO exhausted! Last week, I would have actually sold my grandmother, if I had one, for a bar of chocolate, we are going way past cravings here now! We are talking grandmothericideal tendencies! Probably certifiable tendencies! Today - and this is what made the penny finally drop for me (combined with the fact that my stomach was resembling a pillow stuffed up my jumper) - someone phoned me about a wetsuit I have advertised for sale. The woman asked me a simple question, the answer to which was actually written in the ad. I did manage to stay civil to her - just - but when I hung up I really let rip! Out loud and in a most vociferous manner! Quite unlike my usual sunny, forgiving self. My son accused me of being grumpy before I'd even opened my mouth.

In the supermarket today, I realised I was standing in front of the biscuits and had been standing in front of the biscuits for approximately 5 minutes. I wasn't even trying to choose between delicious iced vovo's and delightful tim tam's, no, I was in some sort of "dream zone", and it wasn't until I had been bumped into three times by impatient biscuit shoppers that I realised I was still there, in front of something I didnt actually want. Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear!

What is going on? This is not menopause - all is well there, blood tests tell the tale of hale and hearty health, then why, oh why, do I feel the need to GRRRRRRRHOIRURTLAJGOAIRRRRRRRRRYRTGOQ;GOIW!!!!#*#! everywhere? On a regular basis and for hardly any provocation? And why does it feel so damn GOOD!!! Hmmm?

Well, it's those damn hormones isn't it? Good grief! What next I wonder? In the meantime, Ggrrrrrrrrraoitlkajgoaiu*$^&^&@@(JGRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, 15 May 2008

Empty computer, empty head!

I have bought a new computer! It will take a fortnight or so to get here and when it does, it will be a nice Flamingo Pink, lovely, innit? While negotiating the price etc. on the phone, with a nice man called Ben, who had a very strong and strange accent, and had a tendency to talk at the speed of light, mainly in a whisper, I was persuaded to buy a couple of add-ons, the way you do, especially when you can't really hear what is being said. Anyway, it all sounded like a good deal! So I went ahead. When the confirmation fax came through (3 pages on A3 paper, 5 times!) I read it, (amazing I know), to discover that the dear computer is coming without any software. Why, why do they do that? What is the point of selling computers to idiots, without any software? WE are IDIOTS out here! Hello? Der! Ah well, there you go. Another phone call, yet more money.

Anyway, as I was walking tonight, in the rain (autumn, Australia, wet) and it occured to me (while I was changing my shoes) how pink my feet were. From there I got to something very profound about my personal running system being similar to Vista and my sofware, such as it is, being compared to Windows 2007 (not being a cheapskate and wanting the most up-to-date, even in celestial terms) but for the life of me I can't remember my thinking at the time. The reasoning completely escapes me now! Which is a worry.

I was walking into Subi for the pleasant walk and for the lovely, cool, damp air and woody smells, but as everyone knows, Subi is a highly dangerous place for a woman. Especially a woman with a credit card. And it must be the delights of the shopping emporiums that have totally deleted the evenings profoundities and uncommonly original ideas! Shopping is so delicious, it empties your head! Well, mine, anyway. There was a really nice, pink, long-sleeved top.......

Wednesday, 7 May 2008

Yoof speak versus Jeeves, What Ho!

Sometimes the mood is unexplicably UP. Aint it? And you can have so much fun teasing your loved ones! There they are, at a loss as to wot exactly you are talking about, as you rib them unmercifully! And then, ah! there it is, the little "plunk" as the penny drops! Oh! But then, the barbed shaft is returned as they turn the tables on you! And back and forf the jesting goes! Excellent. Innit? :o)