Thursday, 22 January 2009

a world of friends

Ever since I discovered the web I have been fascinated by the whole business of making friends around the world (lets use a wide definition of friend here).
Recently a friend on Facebook suggested that, as a group, it wold be cool to use each others homes as holiday destinations (staying as guests). This reminded me of a similar suggestion some years ago on Bookcrossing. At that time I recall someone saying that it would be safe to stay with another bookcrosser because we were all literary people and therefore safe!
Yes, it's great to have friends around the globe and I might even go so far as to say I would love to visit one or two (in fact I aim to do so) but to trust someone on the basis of their love of books?
I'm sure I'm not alone in having past experiences of 'friends' which were not entirely pleasant and were , on occasion, frightening

Saturday, 17 January 2009

computer wizardry

having successfully sorted out my dad's Internet connection I returned home to find that my computer was behaving very strangely.
It wouldn't start up and just kept reverting to the BIOS screen.
I spend ages trying all sorts of codes and tricks but it seemed that I was going to have to leave it until I could afford professional help.

Then I spotted it.......

......a crumb jammed down the side of the delete key!

Monday, 12 January 2009

some people shouldn't own dogs

Yesterday I had the misfortune to hit a dog with the car. The dog seemed ok but was taken to the vet for a check. Luckily I wasn't driving fast.
The dog was on a lead but it was one of those that extends and it wasn't locked into place when the dog decided that she was interested in another dog over the road. Her owner was drunk.

Thursday, 8 January 2009

memories of other days

I just discovered that bloginterviewer is back on line. Bloginterviewer is a site that allows you to vote for blogs you like and a little over a year ago I used to have fun getting votes for my blog and voting for my friends. It offers prizes and I would love to win one so feel free to vote for my blog every 24 hours and if your blog is festured tell me and I'll certainly vote

Was amazed to find my good friend KB hanging around there :)

Monday, 5 January 2009

yay hay we're the Monkees

My son and I have re-written a Monkee's song in honour of a woman who got in our way at the supermarket

(tune - I'm a believer)

Then I saw her butt
and it was a big one
she was a slut
no doubt in my mind
I was squashed
Yeah, I was a flat one
never saw that one
coming my way

well we enjoyed it hehe