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Sunday Selections # 261


Saturday Bonus "caught between horror and mirth" take two

Reusing Wednesday's Words, phrase and image.

Amid great fanfare, the beaming politician cut the shiny red ribbon and ushered an excited group of fifty people onto the newly constructed bridge across the ravine. If they'd walked across in ones and twos, things might have been fine, at least for a few months.

But a group of fifty well-fed, pampered, upper-class snobs was too much weight for the shoddy workmanship and sub-standard timbers used in construction. As the group neared the middle, the bridge began to sway and loud creaks and groans were heard as timbers began to crack. First one and then another support broke loose. 

Watching the event unfolding before her eyes triggered memories of the slapstick movies she used to watch all those years ago. Caught between horror and mirth, Muriel laughed hysterically as the group on the bridge collided with one another in a desperate bid to outrun their doom. The bridge gave way and the tangle of arms and legs became individual people on…

here we go again

Strong winds and heavy rain lashing Adelaide again as I type this, the rain began last night with a steady downpour and lessened this morning, but the rain returned later this afternoon and the winds rose a bit later.
More flash flooding is expected. 
Most unusual for this time of year.

Wednesday's Words on a Friday

Thursday Thoughts # 81

from The Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett:

"You had to deal every day with people who were foolish and lazy and untruthful and downright unpleasant, and you could certainly end up thinking that the world would be considerably improved if you gave them a slap. But you didn't because, as Miss Tick explained: a) it would only make the world a better place for a very short time; b) it would then make the world a slightly worse place; and c) you're not supposed to be as stupid as they are."

" But when it came to odd, Miss Treason didn't just take the cake, but a packet of biscuits too, with sprinkles on the top, and also a candle."
"Yes...perhaps Miss Treason didn't just take the cake, a packet of biscuits with sprinkles on the top, and a candle, but also the trifle, the sandwiches and a man who made amusing balloon animals afterwards."

Today's Thoughts:

I recently discovered, okay a couple or three years ago, the steampunk style of making things.…


It's called a CRYPTO LOCKER virus and if you get it, it locks up all your files and they can only be unlocked by paying for a code from the virus people. 

It's lately attached to emails from Australia Post, saying you have a parcel to collect,
or from the Federal Police claiming you have a fine.

Before you click any links, read the email address it's actually from and ask yourself how would they know my email address to send me this message. 

Even if you are expecting a parcel, the people you've ordered from wouldn't pass your email address to Australia Post.

Be careful people, be aware of who is sending you emails.

Whimsical Wednesday # 212

Welcome back to Whimsical Wednesday!

The day for your googled giggle that gets you over the hump that is Wednesday and sliding down into the weekend.

Just like me.

purr purr purr

extremely hindered here
 by a large fluffy, purring kitty 
lying across my arms. 

And I'm getting hungry....

Musical Monday # 84