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Wednesday's Words on a Friday

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The original Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and eventually taken over by a moveable feast of participants when Delores had computer troubles.

The aim of the words is to encourage us to write, a story, a poem, whatever comes to mind.
If you are posting an entry on your own blog, please let us know so we can come along and read it.

This month the words are supplied by Delores and can be found here.

This week's words are:

1. engine 2. thunder 3. rolling 4. blast 5. ancient 6. boulder
and/or:
1. misstep 2. ponder 3. volume 4. crib 5. split 6. brilliant
here is my story:
A quick whistle blast, then the ancient steam engine began chugging along the line. Clive glanced again at the volume of coal in the crib, there should be enough, he thought. It had been years since he’d run this baby, shovelling the coal was going to be quite a workout. The sound of rolling thunder drowned out the volume of noise the old engine was making; brilliant, jagged lightning flashes split the sky every few minutes. Th…

Is this really necessary?

Subject: the Australian Cricket team caught cheating.

 Bad boys eh? 

The incident was covered fairly well by media on the day it happened. 
Somebody did something to the ball, (naughty, naughty), and was caught on camera. 

Here's what is annoying the heck out of me:

Every time the incident is mentioned, EVERY SINGLE TIME, we get to see the caught-on-camera footage of someone stuffing something into the front of his pants. 

Enough already. 

Other teams have done similar ball-tampering things in the past and probably will continue to do so, all in the name of winning at any cost, and we don't see them ad nauseum on the TV news.

Sunday Selections #?

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Welcome back to Sunday Selections.

Begun way back in the mist of time by Kim of Frog Ponds Rock and now continued by me, with a drastic relaxation of rules.

Originally meant for showcasing old photos lost on your files, never seeing the light of day, the meme has morphed into photos of your choice, new or old, good or not-so-good, anything you please, but nothing rude please.

If you are participating, please leave me a comment so I can buzz along and have a look.
Elephant's Child always participates, and her pictures are always worth seeing.

Let's start with a little look at what goes on in my kitchen:
I regularly pull containers of stuff out of my freezer that has pretty frost patterns inside the lid
this is my version of a salad spinner: a clean teatowel, washed, air-dried, never used for anything else,
lay out the washed lettuce leaves, these are yellowish because they are the last few from the very heart of the lettuce
roll up the towel
nice and tight like a sausage roll
apply a litt…

Wednesday's Words on a Friday

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The original Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and eventually taken over by a moveable feast of participants when Delores had computer troubles.

The aim of the words is to encourage us to write, a story, a poem, whatever comes to mind.
If you are posting an entry on your own blog, please let us know so we can come along and read it.

This month the words are again supplied by Delores and can be found here.

This week's words are:

1. configuration 2. blame 3. jaundiced 4. spend 5. destiny 6. blank
and/or:
1. cornflower 2. dusting 3. minced 4. tasty 5. afterwards 6. plump
Here is my story:
Marnie muttered to herself as she sprinkled a light dusting of caster sugar over the minced fruit tarts, “into the oven with you, then you tasty little morsels can be served up for high tea.” “Don’t spend too much time doing all this,” grumbled Betty, who really didn’t want to be there. “It’s just a bunch of old fogeys, and I want to get to the skating rink.” “I want to make it nice,” said Marnie. ‘and your jaund…

OMG Facts

1. Lawyer: Now, Mrs Johnson, how was your first marriage terminated?
    Witness: By Death
    Lawyer: and by whose death was it terminated?
- Actual court transcript, rinkworks.com

2. "So far, this is the oldest I've been."
- Comedian George Carlin

3. Plants grow larger and more quickly when watered with warm water than those watered    with cold water.

4. The number of calories in Girl Scout cookies sold each year totals about 210,162,000,000

5. Humans shed around 600,000 particles of skin every hour. That means we'll lose 105 pounds of skin by the age of 70.

6. "You spend 90 percent of your life hoping for a long rest and the last 10 percent trying to convince the Lord that you're actually not that tired."
- Author Robert Brault

7. A program was launched in Belgium in 2001 to replace sugary drinks and soda in school lunches with beer.

8. 65% of test subjects had the urge to yawn after merely reading about yawning.

Sunday Selections #?

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Welcome back to Sunday Selections.

Begun way back in the mists of time by Kim of Frog Ponds Rock and now continued by me, with a drastic relaxation of rules.

Originally meant for showcasing old photos lost on your files, never seeing the light of day, the meme has morphed into photos of your choice, new or old, good or not-so-good, anything you please, but nothing rude please.

If you are participating, please leave me a comment so I can buzz along and have a look.
Elephant's Child always participates, and her pictures are always worth seeing.

Let's keep walking:
I like the finials, I've never seen any quite like these
here's another one, from this angle you can see some clouds moving in, I don't remember what day I took these photos, but by the following Sunday 4th, the cloud cover was complete and dense, keeping the noise from the jet doing its show off circuits, down low to the ground, so I had to keep the windows and doors closed to minimise the racket.
a bit of the sid…

Linked In update

Thank you all for your comments which I didn't get to until just now, I've been a tad busy.

I didn't reply, sorry about that, but decided to do this update post instead, to let you all know I HAVE CLOSED THE LINKED -IN ACCOUNT, yay me!

Perhaps last night, when I tried over and over, someone at the other end was napping on the job.
I turned on the laptop five minutes ago and straight away went to the Linked In site and managed to close my account.

Any of you who have an account there and wish to close it, follow Lee's excellent instructions, which is what I was doing most of last night, but today it worked. Finally.

😀😀

has anyone ever succeeded in closing a Linked-In account?

I mean anyone, anywhere, ever, since the Linked-In thing began.

I signed up without really thinking about it, I don't know how long ago, but I soon realised it was  nothing more than a glorified job search network, which I don't need, and it has morphed into a place where people can also leave messages for each other similar to the facebook and twitter pages which I dislike and will never join.

So I'm trying to close the Linked-In account, following instructions to do so, yet every time I click on "close account" I get a page that says "oops we're having trouble loading this page", with a try again button below that.

I'm not happy, I'm pissed off. 
I want the account closed and it seems Linked-In doesn't want to let me close it.
How dare they?

Any suggestions?  The "Contact us" link only brings up a page of options similar to a "help" page, so that isn't at all helpful.
Does anyone out there know anyone at all who has clo…

Wednesday's Words on a Friday

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The original Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and eventually taken over by a moveable feast of participants when Delores had computer troubles.

The aim of the words is to encourage us to write, a story, a poem, whatever comes to mind.
If you are posting an entry on your own blog, please let us know so we can come along and read it.

This month the words are again supplied by Delores and can be found here.

This week's words are:

1. caper 2. scarper 3. trash 4. bedlam 5. seams 6. pennywhistle
and/or:
1. glum 2. charmed 3. pork 4. glossy 5. pride 6. trench
Here is my story:
Janet looked decidedly glum as she sat all alone on the hard metal bench seat in the cell. Once again she had been charmed into another one of Big Dave’s capers. “You won’t get caught this time,” he’d said.“I’ve got it all figured out. All you have to do is lean against the wall across the road and if you see a copper, blow hard on this little pennywhistle.” “Across the road from where?” said Janet. “Cartwright’s Butcher Shop,…

R.I.P.

Stephen Hawking

1942 - 2018

Gone too soon

Sunday Selections # ?

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Welcome back to Sunday Selections.

Begun way back in the mist of time by Kim of Frog Ponds Rock and now continued by me, with a drastic relaxation of rules.

Originally meant for showcasing old photos lost on your files, never seeing the light of day, the meme has morphed into photos of your choice, new or old, good or not-so-good, anything you please, but nothing rude please.

If you are participating, please leave me a comment so I can buzz along and have a look.
Elephant's Child always participates, and her pictures are always worth seeing.

first a couple of things I bought:
a cowboy hat for my Halloween skull, he wore a Santa hat for December
and a new leather cover for my kindle, it fits inside this the same way a phone fits into its cover, the blue strip is the magnetic closer
continuing my walk from last week:

the fabulous old stone buildings that used to be the Glenside Hospital: this is the main building
over to the right of the previous photo, south of that building is this newer ol…

Wednesday's Words on a Friday

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The original Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and eventually taken over by a moveable feast of participants when Delores had computer troubles.

The aim of the words is to encourage us to write, a story, a poem, whatever comes to mind.
If you are posting an entry on your own blog, please let us know so we can come along and read it.

This month the words are supplied by Delores and can be found here.

This week's words are:

1. tarmac 2. whine 3. lobby 4. vestige 5. dither 6. spark
and/or:
1. enormous 2. jitters 3. dangle 4. stumped 5. bellicose 6. mangle
Here is my story:

Bellicose as always, John Walker fumed and stomped his way around the airport as he watched the plane taxiing along the tarmac. The whine of the jet engines became a roar as the plane soared into the blue. With his luggage. Without him. “Well that’s it,” he shouted. “I’m well and truly stumped now. I’ll never make it in time to join the Lobby for Change group now.” Jennie, his wife, holding an enormous carry-on bag, tried to so…

not how I expected the afternoon to go

Yesterday, about noonish, I began having a burning sensation around my sternum.
When I still had it today, I decided I'd head to the hospital after lunch.

Hopped on a bus, walked from the city stop down the road to the hospital and got hooked up for an ECG, had my blood pressure taken, had some blood taken via one of those little doodads in my hand. They call them gelcoes, so there I was with a gelco in my hand for several hours, answering a hundred and one questions, staying calm, don't want that blood pressure going up. I almost fell asleep, I was so calm.

Eventually one doctor decided the burning sensation could be from the constant coughing which is a side effect of the blood pressure medication and possibly a little reflux, which I've never suffered from before, but with all this new stuff, why not have a little reflux, just to complicate things.

So they had me drink down a little cocktail of mylanta and anaesthetic, to see if that would help. It did, but not much. I don&…

OMG facts

1. there are at least 100,000 chemical reactions going on in a normal human brain every second.

2. "It's strange how memory gets twisted and pulled like taffy in its retelling"
Writer Lisa Unger, Beautiful Lies

3. "The older I get, the faster I was"
Basketball star Charles Barkley

4. You cannot taste food unless it is mixed with saliva.

5. Of the 247 billion email messages sent every day, 81% are pure spam.

6. In 2003, there were 86 days of below-freezing weather in Hell, Michigan.  *

7. 85% of American shoppers go to their right when entering a store.

8. A sneeze travels out of your mouth at more than 100mph  **

9. "We could certainly slow the aging process down if it had to work its way through Congress"
Humorist Will Rogers

10. Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different.

11. Mr Potato Head was the first toy advertised on television in 1952

12. Temperature can affect a person's appetite. A cold person is more likely to eat more food.

* so Hell…

SPAM ALERT SPAM ALERT HACKED EMAIL ALERT

It would appear that my email address has been hacked again. Anyone receiving an email with:

web.barrieinsulation.ca
with my name right here under it

please mark it as SPAM and delete it. this is NOT from me.

Sunday Selections

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Welcome back to Sunday Selections.

Begun way back in the mist of time by Kim of Frog Ponds Rock and now continued by me, with a drastic relaxation of rules.

Originally meant for showcasing old photos lost on your files, never seeing the light of day, the meme has morphed into photos of your choice, new or old, good or not-so-good, anything you please, but nothing rude please.

If you are participating, please leave me a comment so I can buzz along and have a look.
Elephant's Child usually participates, and she may or may not be back today.

I managed to get photos off my camera after my pretty little laptop had a nice long beauty sleep. 
this is the honey I'm currently using in my cups of tea,  Beechworth brand, which is always nice tasting, 'Bee Cause'  Mountain Honey.
100% Australian Honey...Always! Every jar of Beechworth Honey enjoyed contributes to saving Australia's honeybees. And for me, that's a cause worth standing behind.
Following doctor's orders, I have be…