Saturday, 31 October 2009

The Strange Question Meme – Part 1

Busy day tomorrow so I've cheated and done this on Saturday this week, here goes Sunday Stealing.

1. What is the color of your toothbrush? Pink & white

2. Name one person who made you smile today. David Wright – Ipswich Town right back who scored our winning goal!!!

3. What were you doing at 8 am this morning? Surfing!

4. What were you doing 45 minutes ago? Surfing!

5. What is your favorite candy bar? I love most things chocolate!

6. Have you ever been to a strip club? Errr no!!!! (I did end up in Hooters once though!!)

7. What is the last thing you said aloud? Don't interfere – my husband is looking over my shoulder while I do this!!

8. What is your favorite ice cream? How to choose? Currently Maple syrup, pecan and fudge!!

9. What was the last thing you had to drink? Diet coke!

10. Do you like your wallet? Love it! It's a Radley
J

11. What was the last thing you ate? Pizza

12. Have you bought any new clothing items this week? No!! (for a change)

13. The last sporting event you watched? Ipswich Town against Derby County and we won woo hoo!!

14. What is your favorite flavor of popcorn? Toffee

15. Who is the last person you sent a text message to? My youngest son!

16. Ever go camping? No – hate it.

17. Do you take vitamins daily? Cod liver oil when I remember!

18. Do you go to church every Sunday? No

19. Do you have a tan? No – but hopefully will have by next weekend!!

20. Do you prefer Chinese food over pizza? Probably – like both though.

21. Do you drink your soda with a straw? Only if I'm given one in a restaurant or bar

22. What did your last text message say? David Wright!

23. What are you doing tomorrow? Having friends to visit (I'm cheating and doing this on Saturday!!)

24. Favorite color? Purpley, Pinky, lilacy sort of colours

25. Look to your left; what do you see? The end of the sofa!

Friday, 30 October 2009

Dear Thomson

I know it seems like only yesterday that I last went on holiday but I'm off again next Thursday. Well at least I hope I am. We currently do not have any tickets. Despite several phone calls and the reassurance that the tickets have been sent – twice – we have no tickets. I'm not over optimistic that writing this post will result in any sort of response from Thomson Holidays but after last week's success with Vodafone, here's hoping!

So Thomson, if you're reading this, what we would really like is for you to courier our tickets to your local branch before we leave for the airport. We really do not want to stand in line with lord knows how many other aggrieved passengers for hours on Thursday at the airport. We've given you plenty of opportunity to get the tickets to us and strangely enough all of our other post gets through – you know, the stuff we don't want. As we have booked a hotel with the intention of checking in our luggage the night before and therefore only needing to get to the check in desk 90 minutes before departure we are seriously hacked off with you as a company.

Lots of love

..........................................................

Oh – we're off to the Red Sea for another cruise!!



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Friday Funny

A couple drove down a country road for several miles, not saying a word.

An earlier discussion had led to an argument and

Neither of them wanted to concede their position.

As they passed a barnyard of mules, goats, and pigs,

The husband asked sarcastically, 'Relatives of yours?'

'Yep,' the wife replied, 'in-laws.'





Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Strange goings on...

...on the visitor front! Yesterday when I checked the Feedjit visitor feed I was amazed to find that I had had more than a page worth of visitors sent from this site to this post! I tried to find out how they had found me by searching the site but had no luck! When I checked Google Analytics this morning I found that I had had my biggest visitor count ever for one day – 102 in total!!

Any ideas, anybody?????

Monday, 26 October 2009

A Short Story

Hot Air Balloon Pictures, Images and Photos


A man in a hot air balloon, realizing he was lost, reduced altitude and spotted a woman below.

He descended further and shouted to the lady "Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don't know where I am "The woman below replied, "You're in a hot air balloon, hovering approximately 30 feet above the ground. You're between 40 and 41 degrees north latitude and between 59 and 60 degrees west longitude."


"You must be in IT," said the balloonist. "Actually I am," replied the woman, "How did you know?"


"Well," answered the balloonist, "everything you have told me is technically correct but I've no idea what to make of your information and the fact is I'm still lost. Frankly, you've not been much help at all. If anything, you've delayed my trip."

The woman below responded, "You must be in Management."

"I am," replied the balloonist, "but how did you know?"


"Well," said the woman, "you don't know where you are or where you're going. You have risen to where you are due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise, which you've no idea how to keep, and you expect people beneath you to solve your problems. The fact is you are in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but now, somehow, it's all my fault..."

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Thank You Vodafone Web Customer Service Team

True to my word I'd like to thank Kirsty at Vodafone Web Customer Service for sorting out my little problem that I posted about on Friday.

Amazingly she has been able to get me back to almost my original price plan which was all I wanted in the first place.

Thanks Kirsty - you have restored my faith in Vodafone.

An impromptu post



I think I've mentioned that I'm in the process of crocheting squares for a blanket. I've started off with ten colours, each square being made up of three rounds and trimmed with white. Curiosity got the better of me and I started to try to work out how many unique colour combinations I could have – mentally I got to 300. However this morning I needed to prove to myself that I was right so I got to creating a spreadsheet – my first stab ended up at 700 which surprised me greatly, however John decided that he knew best and that my methodology was flawed. He took over lappy and proceeded to bash out his own combinations at which point son 1 came into the equation – he came up with – wait for it- 10,000!! I knew thought that this was way too high so John persisted with his formulas which brought us 720 – let me tell you that to get to this he has typed every possible colour combination into Excel! He then proceeded to mark of what I had already done and to tell me what future combinations to use to ensure an even spread!


It was at this point that son 2 arrived home – we were mid count/thought/conversation at this point. He took one look at us and proceeded to have this 'conversation' with his mobile phone:


'Hello, do you take old people who do strange things?'


'Oh good, I've got two for you here, they may need to be sectioned though'


'You'll come and get them – great, I'll have them ready!'


That boy – he's got such a sense of humour – at least I hope that's what it was. Laugh – I nearly cried! Must get back to my crochet hook – watch this space for updates!

Sunday Stealing – Halloween Meme

It had to happen – a Sunday Stealing that I honestly couldn't answer! I have to say that horror and science fiction are probably my least favourite genre of either film or fiction, I'll have a go but my tongue will be firmly in my cheek for this one!
1. What is your favourite written work of horror fiction? I only read slushy, feel good, chick lit type fiction.

2. What is your favourite work of science fiction/fantasy? The Michael Jackson 'Thriller' video!

3. Who is your favourite monster? Hermann Munster

4. What is your favourite Horror movie? Don't have one!

5. What horror movie gives you the most chills? I've only been to one horror movie and that was 'Carrie' when I was about 17. It scared the living daylights out of me and put me off of the genre for life!

6. What character from any horror film would you most like to play? Err - none

7. Freddy or Jason? Who?

8. What is your favorite Halloween treat? Telling the kids that all the candy has gone!

9. Ghosts or goblins? Fairies, much friendlier!

10. Friendly-faced jack-o'-lantern or scary one? Oh – definitely friendly.

11. What is your scariest encounter with the paranormal? After seeing Carrie, I'm sure my then boy friend's eyes lit up like hers, really spooky!

12. Do you believe in ghosts? Why or why not? No not really although many years ago I went away with a friend for a weekend and it was very late in the night. I am sure that I saw the figure of a young girl beside the road dressed in 18th century type clothes – of course I could have been dreaming but it's strange that I still recall it quite easily.

13. Would you rather be a zombie, alien, or psycho? Oh – psycho every time!

14. Favourite Halloween costume? My PJs!

15. Best thing about Halloween? When it's too late for the kids to come trick or treating!

16. Person in your family who most likes Halloween (not counting yourself)? Probably my 19 year old son who will always be a big kid at heart.

17. Are you superstitious? No – touch wood!

18. Share an unusual Halloween story. Don't have one :(

19. What did you do for Halloween as a kid? Halloween wasn't big here in the UK until quite recently but I do remember apple bobbing at Brownies!

20. What's the best Halloween party that you've attended? I think I only attended Halloween parties at Brownies!

See – I told you it wasn't one for me, thanks for having a look though! Must dash things to do...





Saturday, 24 October 2009

Phone update

Wow – who says customer service is dead? Since writing this yesterday, I have been contacted by a member of the Vodafone Customer Service Team who picked up on my Tweet. So to balance things off I am happy to say that she has taken my complaint and will get back to me – oh the power of Twitter, who says I'm a saddo to spend so much time on it?? Eat your words 'cos I may just have proved a point! I look forward to hearing from Kirsty and will happily tell everybody about the outcome – either way!

Love is Energy

My friend Carl posted this on Facebook - I thought we could share it on this bleak UK Saturday morning, it made me smile!


Friday, 23 October 2009

This was my day off...





...which got off to a really good start as I didn't wake up until almost 8 o'clock when everybody else had left for work – bliss! I so rarely get any time in the house on my own that I cherish every minute of it. I dossed around for an hour or so then realised that I was starving – normally I would have eaten about two hours earlier.



It was a beautiful morning here in the east of England, lovely bright sunshine and blue cloudless sky – and warm, I think autumn forget that it's supposed to be a cooler season. Anyway once again I digress. You may remember a few weeks ago I was really excited because I had got a new mobile phone – a Blackberry no less. Because I don't use the phone very much and never get anywhere near using all my inclusive minutes or texts, I explained to the kind man in the Vodafone shop that I really only wanted to be able to access the basic browsing option that I already had – I didn't need access to my email. He explained that for the first four weeks I would have the full functionality for free and after that I would pay per day when I used the browser.



Those four weeks passed and I realised that I had lost all of my browsing functionality so today I had the time to speak to them about it. I spent 45 minutes on the phone – I won't bore you with the minutiae of the conversations but suffice to say they were not particularly helpful even to the point of contradicting each other. By the time I got off of the phone I was furious so I went to the shop in town where the deal had been done, demanded to speak to the manager who said 'You can't have a Blackberry on your price plan'! Standing beside him was the muppet who had misled me originally who piped up with 'Yes you can'! If I wasn't so angry I would have laughed – the guy clearly needs some urgent training in their products!



Anyway, cut a long story short, I ended up paying an extra £5 per month (half of what the muppet tried to get me to pay in the first place) so now I get even more minutes and texts that I won't use – not over impressed with the outcome but I have become so attached to my beautiful Blackberry that I couldn't face giving it back and going for some other inferior handset (I am a techno snob and can't help myself).



So after spending about an hour and a half this morning trying to sort it out, I had a bit of a wander around town and came home and wrote a stonking letter of complaint that I will send to Vodafone when the current postal strike is over.



Oh – and I have started Christmas shopping, it's great after all these years to have girls to buy for. There are so many little things you can add for girls compared to boys!



More to come – hopefully the creative juices will flow over the weekend. I'm meeting up with Janet tomorrow for lunch, there's bound to be a tale to tell from that!



Happy weekends all!

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

I think I'm just about to write about nothing - again! Hold on, there must be something that has happened since the last time I wrote about nothing...

Work - work has happened a-plenty! It's been really manic these past couple of weeks, for anybody reading this who hasn't already worked it out, I work in a hospital. Quite a large hospital with an even larger population, which is growing. Daily. In keeping with most hospitals we struggle at times to find enough room for people who desperately need our services - this week has been one of those times. I'm sure that nobody this applies to will read what I'm writing but everybody works so hard to make it happen - nurses, doctors, radiographers and everybody else - they all pull out all the stops at times like this and somehow it all happens. Makes you proud of the NHS.

On the boss front - decision is made. I am not going to apply for her job. I thought long and hard and made a suggestion to the powers that be about a 'trial run' but that went unheeded and I really don't think that I've got the confidence to go straight for it. Fingers crossed that the person they appoint is somebody I can get on with otherwise I may end up looking for another job!

Tomorrow sees me off for a very challenging day in a beautiful location - lots to take in, I went to the same event last year and it all went right over my head!

Well, that's quite a bit about nothing - day off on Friday (first for four weeks as I missed the last one) perhaps I'll feel inspired to be more creative!

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Sunday Stealing – The ABC of Meme

The title of this one kind of gives the number of questions away! Thanks to Sunday Stealing for another half an hour taken from my life!


 

Advocate for: Young people to have the best opportunities available

Best Feature: My modesty J

Could do without: hassle at work!

Dreams and desires: Happiness for me and mine – friends and family

Essential items: My laptop, money, chocolate

Favorite past time: Blogging!!!

Good at: Organising

Have never tried: Abseiling – and have no intention of ever trying! (Among a million other things!)

If I had a million dollars: I'd buy the boys the places of their dreams and settle down to prepare for my old age!

Junkie for: Surfing (cyber space)

Kindred spirit: Hard one – probably anybody reading this from the Cybersphere!

Little known fact: I am actually quite shy ;)

Memorable moment: (s) Has to be getting married and having my boys

Never again will I: try Go Karting! Did it once about 10 years ago and hated it!

Occasional indulgence: posh ice cream! You know – the stuff with special bits in it.

Profession: Middle Manager (yuk – horrible description)

Quote: If there is anything better than to be loved, it is loving (Anonymous)

Reason to smile: Everything (generally)

Sorry about: Missed opportunities earlier in my life.

Things you are worrying about right now: Who will be my new boss?

Uninterested in: NFL!!!! (American Football for the uninitiated – just don't get it, no matter how I try and my son has tried many times!)

Very scared of: nothing really

Worst habits: worrying unnecessarily – like in relation to T above!

Yummiest dessert: Banofee Pie

X marks my ideal vacation spot: A large expanse of ocean with a few islands dotted around!

Zodiac sign: Sagittarius

Friday, 16 October 2009

Sisters....

Life is too short to wake up with regrets.
So love the people who treat you right.
Love the ones who don't just because you can.
Believe everything happens for a reason.
If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands.
If it changes your life, let it.
Kiss slowly.

glitter lips Pictures, Images and Photos
Forgive quickly.
God never said life would be easy.
He just promised it would be worth it.

animated Pictures, Images and Photos
I always wondered how the animations worked - now I know!! Oh - Photobucket by the way!

Thursday, 15 October 2009

WICOE

Another Inbox gem from Tracey! This will strike a chord with those of you who live in a male dominated household (as I do!)

WICOE
(Women In Charge Of Everything)


Is proud to announce the opening of its

EVENING CLASSES
FOR MEN!

OPEN TO MEN ONLY




Note: due to the complexity and level of difficulty, each course will accept a maximum of eight participants

The course covers two days, and topics covered in this course include:

DAY ONE



HOW TO FILL ICE CUBE TRAYS


Step by step guide with slide presentation

TOILET ROLLS- DO THEY GROW ON THE HOLDERS?


Round table discussion

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN LAUNDRY BASKET & FLOOR


Practising with hamper (Pictures and graphics)

DISHES & SILVERWARE

DO THEY LEVITATE/FLY TO KITCHEN SINK
OR DISHWASHER BY THEMSELVES?


Debate among a panel of experts.

REMOTE CONTROL


Losing the remote control - Help line and support groups

LEARNING HOW TO FIND THINGS


Starting with looking in the right place
Instead of turning the house upside down while screaming -
Open forum

DAY TWO



EMPTY MILK CARTONS
DO THEY BELONG IN THE FRIDGE OR THE BIN?


Group discussion and role play

HEALTH WATCH
BRINGING HER FLOWERS IS NOT HARMFUL TO YOUR HEALTH


PowerPoint presentation

REAL MEN ASK FOR DIRECTIONS WHEN LOST


Real life testimonial from the one man who did

IS IT GENETICALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO SIT QUIETLY
AS SHE PARALLEL PARKS?


Driving simulation

HOW TO BE THE IDEAL SHOPPING COMPANION


Relaxation exercises, meditation and breathing techniques

REMEMBERING IMPORTANT DATES


& CALLING WHEN YOU'RE GOING TO BE LATE

Bring your calendar or PDA to class

GETTING OVER IT
LEARNING HOW TO LIVE WITH BEING WRONG ALL THE TIME


Individual counsellors available

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Not only a lazy blogger...

...but also a lazy cook! Found these in that famous HIgh Street store yesterday - not just any casserole ingredients...
... it seemed such a good idea - smells delicious too!

I’d like to thank...



Oh wow - I've been given a Kreativ Blogger award by the lovely Miss Posh over at Posh Totty's Palace


As with everything there are rules so let's abide by them – you know me I'm no rule breaker!


1. Thank the person who gave this to you ....Thanks Posh


2. Copy the logo and place it in your blog - Done!


3. Link the person who nominated you Posh Totty


4. Name 7 things about yourself that no one would really know: Ooh er – let me think (there might be some things here that some of you may know!)


1, I get travel sick in the back of cars and on buses L


2, I started collecting hedgehogs when the boys were small 'cos they were generally a cheap gift to buy me!


3, When I crochet I hold the yarn as if I were knitting!


4, I'm not half as confident as most people think I am!


5, I idolised David Cassidy when I was a teenager ( as well as Donny Osmond)


6, I have too many handbags but would dearly love a new one from these people!


7, John doesn't know about number 6 – I mean that I want yet another J


And now Nominate seven 'Kreativ Bloggers.' And post a link to them



  1. Grethic

  2. Jaydubblah

  3. Erin

  4. Hootin-Anni

  5. Kathy

  6. Charmaine

  7. Posy



Finally tell them about their award! OK – on my way round now!

Sunday Stealing - The Magical Mystery Tour Meme

I resisted the urge to do this last night – it was posted very early this week! This one has been ripped from an English blogger, that cheeky Judd over at Sunday Stealing has commented that we English spell things funny!!! Pot, kettle I think on that one (I'll explain that to anybody who needs me to!!) It's a long one this week so here goes:-


 

1. Is there anybody you just wish would fall off the planet? – Not that I can think of.

2. How do you flush the toilet in public? - I'm guessing this was written by a bloke! Carefully!

3. Do you wear your seatbelt in the car? - Er, yes – why wouldn't you?

4. Do you have a crush on someone? - Not that immediately springs to mind.

5. Name one thing you worry about running out of. – Time!!

6. What famous person do you (or other people) think you resemble? – Never been told of anybody,

7. What is your favourite pizza topping? - Love a good old Hawaiian/Tropicale/Ham & Pineapple – whatever you want to call it!

8. Do you crack your knuckles? - No!

9. What song do you hate the most? - Off the top of my head 'Doo Bop' by Hansen – that crept into my head a few days ago and I couldn't shake it off.

10. Did just mentioning that song make it get stuck in your head? - Obviously!

11. What are your super powers? - I'm a mother – I have eyes in the back of my head (invisible to the naked eye of course)

12. Peppermint or spearmint? - Spearmint

13. Where are your car keys? - In my hand bag, attached to the thing that's supposed to keep them there!

14. Last song you listened to? – Just watching last night's Strictly Come Dancing so it will be Madonna's 'La Isla Bonita'

15. What's your most annoying habit? -Talking to myself about things I want other people to hear, you know, like 'Humph am I the only one who can ....'

16. Where did you last go on vacation? – That was the Baltic Capitals cruise

17. What is your best physical feature? – No idea, not something I would ever think about!

18. What CD is closest to you right now? - It's a freebie from the newspaper – Beach Boys!

19. What 3 things can always be found in your refrigerator? - Milk, Orange Juice and Sunflower Spread

20. What superstition do you believe/practice? - I'm not terribly superstitious but I can always remember my friend's Mum insisted that if you started to make a cup of tea you had to finish it because otherwise you would have ginger twins! Let me make it clear her I am not ginger-ist – I love red heads!

21. What colour are your bed sheets? - Boring old white!

22. Would you rather be a fish or a bird? – Bird – I hate water

23. Last thing you broke? – Blimey – how many more questions? Erm – can't remember.

24. What are you having to eat tonight? – Although it's only 8am dinner tonight will be a casserole.

25. What colour shirt are you wearing? – My nightshirt is a fetching shade of pale grey.

26. If you could be doing anything else today, what would you rather be doing? - Can't think of anything different – apart from being on my next holiday!

27. Do security cameras make you nervous? Absolutely not – make me feel safe if anything.

28. If you wrote a book about your life, what would the title be? – Totally Random! Or How The Hell Have I Got Here?

29. Last time you went to a cemetery? A couple of months ago for my aunt's funeral.

30. Last concert you went to? – The Osmonds at Wembley – still got it after all these years!

31. Favourite musician(s)/bands you've seen in concert? - Rod Stewart – I'd go again and again...

32. Next concert you're planning to attend? – Nothing planned at the moment

33. Do you talk to yourself? – Always (see number 15)

34. Have you ever adopted or purchased a pet? –Yes – when I was a teenager we took a kitten home from South London to Hertfordshire in a kettle box – by public bus and London Underground! She cried all of the way!

35. Have you ever been present when an animal is being born? - Yes – when said cat had kittens, isn't nature wonderful?

Friday, 9 October 2009

Baring My Twitter Soul



I woke up at half-past stupid this morning (4.30 to the uninitiated), tried but failed to go back to sleep, despite playing my little around the world game, so got up at 6 powered up good old lappy to see that Grethic had posted all about Twitter tools – I just had to participate and here's my responses


Twitter Grader 85/100


Twanalyst Personality: likeable, inquisitive, and unremarkable. Style: garrulous coherent. Talker!!!


Tweeteffect – fairly consistent – lose some followers, gain some followers


Happy Tweets Not Very Happy
(oh shame)


Twitter Counter – Mines a steady rise!


Twitalyzer Mmm – High signal to noise ratio but everything else sooo low


Tweetstats Breaks down your tweets by the hour – guess what? I tweet more during the evenings!


Twitter Friends Guess who I mention most (and mentions me back most...don't think you'd be surprised!)


Twitter Sheep – See above!


Give it a go – if you've got time to kill!

A lesson learnt....

...nothing serious - spent ages a while ago trying to work out how to print screen and failed, tonight I took the common sense approach and Googled it...

5o Things I Love - Powered by Wordle


When I first saw this the challenge was for 100 Things I Love and 100 Things I Hate. Sadly, I struggled to reach 50 things to love and decided not to waste my time on the hate bit - life's too short.
Oh yes - screen print form a lap top (well mine anyway) - fn key next to ctrl key bottom left with prt scr above num lock on number pad - simples! (when you know how)

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Growing old

BARBIE DOLL has her 50th birthday this year.......



And what about all our other .... CHILDHOOD SUPER HEROES?


Superman?


Thor




Wonder Woman (touch of menopause here I think?)


Batman and Robin




Spiderman



"Life is short, break the rules, forgive sooner, love with true love, laugh without control and always keep smiling.

Maybe life is not the party that we were expecting, but in the meantime, we're here and we can still dance....."

Growing old is not for wimps.....

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

I am a lazy blogger


Do you remember a couple of weeks ago I posted a link to the Life Cycle of a Blog? It's soooo true. I have reached the stage of not having anything to blog about that any of you would find even remotely interesting - that is assuming you find anything else I've posted remotely interesting.


I have effectively just written a post about nothing - how did I do that? Hopefully some sort of normal service will be resumed in the near future, meantime be happy!

Monday, 5 October 2009

Wet Monday!


I can't believe how the simple turning of one month into the next can so drastically change the weather, but this is what has happened to us now that September has become October. In the space of just a few days temperatures have dropped and mornings and evenings are darker yet there is something special about Autumn. Probably the season with the most marked changes, the leaves turn quickly, the mornings (when dry) have a unique smell as the damp leaves underfoot wake up for the day and the evenings bring the moonlight earlier.


My route to work takes me through a housing area but there are still trees and bushes around. One of the trees is a horse chestnut currently weighed down with conkers which fall at the most inopportune moments! It's hard not to laugh when one falls on the head of a fellow pedestrian - after all it could be me, fingers crossed it never is!


Talking of work, my lovely boss who I have mentioned before is leaving. We have worked together for a long time now and I'm really going to miss her. It also gives me a dilemma - do I apply for the job when it's advertised? I've tried before but failed miserably, mainly because the whole organisation was in a state of turmoil at the time and I was left to flounder. Now I am further down the line, have a really good team of colleagues around me and have sort of made a niche for myself - a big decision to be made, I'll keep you posted (literally!)


Having written yesterday that I don't go out I am doing just that tonight - a couple of people are leaving work so I'm going along to make up the numbers, you can be sure I won't have a late night! Son 1 has offered to drive so I may even have a glass of wine (or two but not much more).

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Sunday Stealing – The Starrlight Meme

You can always tell how good a meme is going to be by the number of people who have already completed when you take a look – this morning there were already 23 completed entries when I started at 7.30 UK time, you might guess this is a goodie! So here goes today's Sunday Stealing The Starrlight Meme!

1. What was the last thing you put in your mouth?

My early morning cup of Earl Gray tea – the best cup of the day!

2. Where was your profile picture taken?

On board the Carnival Triumph – sailing the Caribbean

3. Can you play Guitar Hero?

No way – hand eye coordination is rubbish!

4. Name someone who made you laugh today. What was it about?

I'll have to step back to yesterday (too early for laughing at the moment)it would be one of the celebrity dancers on Strictly Come Dancing, Ricky Groves his Pasa Doble character was hilarious!

5. How late did you stay up last night and why?

    I'm not a night owl I'm afraid! If I'm home I generally tuck up about 9 o'clock, try to read or watch TV but normally drop off to sleep.

6. If you could move somewhere else where would you and why?

I don't think that I would move although I would dearly love a house big enough for us all now that we are all adults and have acquired two additions to the family with the girlfriends.

7. Ever been kissed under fireworks?

    Not that I can remember – no wait, probably on New Year's eve at some time (memory is not what it could be)

8. Which of your friends lives closest to you?

That would be my friend and neighbour Tracey who lives opposite

9. Do you believe ex's can be friends? With benefits?

Interesting question – yes I think with the benefit of age and distance.

10. Do you like Dr. Pepper?

Can't remember the last time I drank it but I think so!

11. When was the last time you cried really hard? Really hard as opposed to just sniveling?

Probably when I had had enough of 'doing everything' in the house and feeling undervalued – normally works for a few weeks!

12. Who took your profile picture?

I think it was taken by Scott, my lovely friend from Neosho, Missouri – although it might have been taken by his wife, the equally lovely Shirley! Whatever it was taken across the dining table and they were sitting opposite!

13. Who was the last person you took a picture of?

It was my friend's daughter Gabbie a couple of weeks ago.

14. Was yesterday better than today? Why?

Hard to answer that one as today hasn't really started yet but I think probably today will be better because the sun is shining.

15. Can you live a day without TV?

It would be a real struggle – it's really only moving wallpaper but it's there as a distraction

16. Are you upset about anything now?

I'm getting over it but I have been upset because my boss announced a couple of weeks ago that she is leaving – I've known her for several years and worked very closely with her for the last three – I think you can guess how much I'll miss her!

17. Do you think relationships are ever really worth it?

What a strange question – of course they are.

18. Are you a bad influence?

Sometimes – ask my colleagues who won't sit opposite me in meetings, apparently I 'do' things with my eyes which makes them laugh – always glad to bring happiness to the workplace!

19. Night out or night in?

Night in – getting old and boring!

20. What items could you not go without during the day?

Food, drink and the Internet!

21. Who was the last person you visited in the hospital?

As I work in a hospital I tend to visit colleagues as well as friends – the last one was one of my dear doctor colleagues who was taken unwell quite suddenly.

22. What does the last text message in your inbox say?

I deleted a load the other day but the last one is from FDIL – in relation to the dismal football result last week – as she writes so much I won't bore you with the contents – her motto is why use ten words when twenty will do!

23. How do you feel about your life right now?

Pretty good – although I do have to make a difficult career decision in the coming weeks.

24. Do you hate anyone?

No. Hate is an incredibly strong word, there are people I dislike but not really hate.

25. If we were to look in your Facebook inbox, what would we find?

Mainly rubbish that I should delete but also the latest arrangements for meeting up with Janet for lunch on Friday.

26. Say you were given a drug test right now, would you pass?

Oh yes – never knowingly taken any illegal substance, not my style!

27. Has anyone ever called you perfect before?

Possibly – in a sarcastic, patronising way.

28. What song is stuck in your head?

Moon River – Andy Williams sung it on TV last night, sadly not a patch on how he used to sound.

29. Someone knocks on your window at 2 a.m., whom do you want it to be?

Nobody – all the people in my life know the hours I keep! (Was I supposed to think of somebody famous or something – sorry didn't think like that)

30. Do you (or did you) want to have grandkids before you're 50?

Ha – that definitely won't happen now only 2 months to go and I always said not before I was 50!

31. Tell us your Saturday night.

Boring! At the moment either X-Factor or Strictly Come Dancing on the TV.

32. Do you think too much or too little?

Probably too much.

33. Do you smile a lot?

Hell yes – the smile of a demented woman most of the time, at work we call it a grin on a stick or stick on a grin!

Saturday, 3 October 2009

How addicted to Twitter are you? Mmmm not as bad as I thought it would be! What about you?

Created by The Oatmeal

What do you think..

...still the same old Ramblings - just changed the decor! Now trying to be brave enough to add a third column...

Friday, 2 October 2009

Friday’s Foot


HOW SMART IS YOUR RIGHT FOOT?

You have to try this please, it takes 2 seconds.
I could not believe this! It is from an orthopaedic surgeon............


This will confuse your mind and you will keep trying over and over again to see if you can outsmart your foot, but, you can't.
It is pre-programmed in your brain!

1. While sitting at your desk in front of your computer, lift your right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles.

2. Now, while doing this, draw the number '6' in the air with your right hand. Your foot will change direction.

I told you so! And there's nothing you can do about it!
You and I both know how stupid it is, but before the
day is done you are going to try it again, if you've not already done so.

Thursday, 1 October 2009

My little obsession

Well one of them anyway! When I was having a quick blog-hop the other day I stopped off at Tiburon's place, Shark Bait ,where she had been brave enough to share her Google Analytics results for people who had arrived on her blog from Google – so I have stolen taken her idea and decided to share some of my searches. I've only recently added the analytics tool (I did it after I had the mahoosive surge in visitors one evening) - like Tiburon I find the results fascinating.


 

Here are my results:


 

Random people at walmart - You might remember I got soooo excited a couple of weeks ago when the Ramblings was top of the Google search list (it's here if you need a reminder J)

 
  


 

easternsparkle-randomramblings.blogspot.com – Speaks for itself!


 

random people in walmart - Just a different combination


 

gardenhood facebook tips how often water what the .... I can't even remember writing about it this but I've just Googled it for the hell of it and this is the result!

 
  
  
  

heather arkle blog am I famous or was it a friend who forgot the name??

 


 

wal mart random people - there's a pattern emerging here...

witty wednesday - top of the list again! The post is here!


 

Well, I found it interesting...it's amazing the things people will waste their time on... ... ...

Garlic - a warning

For years Doctors and scientists have told us that some foods are good for us only to be told later that they are bad for us. And again they tell us that some foods are bad for us, and all the time they've been good for us. There hasn't seemed to be much proof either way to suggest what is good or bad -- until now that is...





Garlic is definitely bad for you!

"You Are, What You Eat"

Apples and grapes


Women are like apples on trees. The best ones are at the top of the tree. Most men don't want to reach for the good ones because they are afraid of falling and getting hurt. Instead they take the apples from the ground that aren't so good but are easy. The apples at the top think something is wrong with them, but in reality they are amazing. They just have to wait for the right man to come along the one who is brave enough to climb to the top of the tree.

Now men - they are like a fine wine. They begin as grapes and it's up to women to stomp on them until they turn into something to have dinner with.