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15 Apr
A comparison of a desktop computer motherboard...

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Your phone, laptop, tab, and ipad are dead. Will you make it through a normal working day and evening?

Of course – everything in the world that matters to me is in the living room.  On our pc.


That’s what I was going to say, but WordPress cheated: the question in the subject line is incomplete; this is the actual question:


Your phone, laptop, tab, ipad and desktop are dead. Will you make it through a normal working day and evening? What would you miss the most?

My sanity.

101/1001 (4)

15 Apr
This is courgette (also known as a zucchini).

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The challenge is going well: I’m doing everything I normally do like watching films and walking the dogs, but I get to cross things off my list by doing them, so that makes me feel good.


I read two books this week, you’ll be pleased to hear: The Judy Annual 1970 and the The Bunty Annual 1979.  I picked them up at a car boot sale last Sunday for 50p.  I wish I could get hold of a Mandy annual: that was my favourite childhood comic; though I did like The Bunty for the cut-out Bunty and her clothes. 


I was stupid this week (I know what you’re thinking; no need to write it in comments.) (Are you listening, Hub?).  Earlybird mentioned courgettes on her blog so I mentioned how horrible I found them when I once ate them.  Now she has made me add Taste a courgette to my list.  She thinks I will like them next time around.  Just because she is a fabulous cook doesn’t mean my taste buds have become sophisticated, but a promise to a friend is a pain in the backside to be honoured.  Thanks, Earlybird.  Maybe I can repay the favour by forcing cauliflower on you.  Yuk.  Worse than courgettes…oh…no need to say anything, Earlybird; I’m on it.


Taste cauliflower again.


I’m now oneandahalf hours ahead in the dog walking challenge, thanks to a couple of young visitors staying here this week.  Yesterday’s walk at two hours fifty minutes had me and the dogs flat out for the rest of the day.  I’m getting far too old for all this exercise.  Maybe I should give the dogs away.  Maybe they should give me away.


Fifteen poems this week: I love Napowrimo.  (Shameless plug alert) You can check them out at my poetry blog.  This week’s highlights: cannibals, vomit and dead grandmas.

Don’t forget to go see how Sarsm is doing with her challenge.





Joke 22

15 Apr

An atheist was walking through the woods, thinking to himself.  As he walked along the river, he heard rustling in the bushes behind him. He turned and saw an 8-foot grizzly bear charging towards him. He ran along the path as fast as he could, but when he looked over his shoulder, he saw that the bear was closing in on him.

He kept running, but when he looked over his shoulder again, the bear was even closer. Then he tripped and fell on the ground. The bear was right on top of him with his right paw raised to strike him. At that instant, the atheist cried, “God help me!”

Time stopped.

The bear froze.

The forest was silent.

A bright light shone upon the man and a voice from the sky said, “You’ve denied my existence for all these years and have taught others that I don’t exist. You’ve even credited creation to a cosmic accident. Why would you expect me to help you out of this predicament? Are you now a believer?”

The atheist looked into the light and said, “Well, I would be hypocrite to suddenly ask You to treat me as a Christian now, but could You, maybe, make the BEAR a Christian?”

“Very well,” said the voice.

The light went out.

The sounds of the forest resumed.

The bear lowered his right paw and brought both paws together. He bowed his head, and said: “For what I am about to receive, I am truly thankful.  Amen.”

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