Archive | July, 2011

A Serious Break

31 Jul
Global Warming 1/2

Image by lamazone via Flickr

Do you think people should have the right to commit suicide?

I think having ‘the right’ is irrelevant:
if someone wants to kill themselves, they will.

Do you think global warming is real?

Yes.

When you get mad, what calms you down?

A long walk.

Do you think your readers like serious posts from you?*

No.

*WordPress didn’t write that one; I did.  I had to get these awkward questions out of the way because I aim to answer every prompt this year, no matter how stupid, or how serious.

Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible.

Fudges, Freaks And Fooling Around

31 Jul
Reality Television

Image by badjonni via Flickr

Why is there evil in the world?

To prompt WordPress prompters into asking questions I really don’t want to have to answer.

Why are reality TV shows so popular?

The government outlawed freak shows.

Close your eyes and try thinking about nothing: what happens?

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It’s counter-intuitive, but awake or asleep our brains are driven to be doing something. It’s a surprise to most people to realize how little control they have over their own minds.

It’s not a surprise to me.  And nor, I suspect, to this blog’s readers.

Make of that what you will 😉

I’m just kidding.  Ask me again.

Close your eyes and try thinking about nothing: what happens?

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Joke 129

31 Jul

The star asked the sun why the moon was always up so late.

The sun replied that it was just a phase.

Weakly Photo Challenge: Colour

30 Jul

The link is rather tenuous this week but I’ve been busy as you know, and the smell of the paste has gone straight to my cororabaral ceetext.

Spud’s room is done, decorated.  I’m rather proud of myself.  It went well, apart from one little glitch.  You know how I said it would be blue and white…?  Look at this photo and tell me if you think this paper is white or not:

Exactly.  It is white.  It is also the underside.  This is the topside, a sort of silvery bronze:

NEXT apparently roll their papers with the underside out and the topside in; but they didn’t bother telling me.  I tell you, I was this close to pasting that £140 roll of wall paper on the patterned side, but the Hub slapped me around with the paste brush until I saw sense.  Instead, Spud now has a feature wall.

You should have seen my earlier post by now, with all the photos of Spud’s room.  I had intended to insert them into this post but I can’t find the gallery feature in WordPress and it takes so long to arrange them between the text that I could have decorated another room in the time I spend fiddling.  I will have more photos for you once the room is properly arranged.

My decorating skills are not great, coming as they do with an attitude of slap it on and stick it up, but my spirit makes up in willingness what it lacks in ability.  The point is, Spud loves his new room.  And that’s what it’s all about.

6WS: Photos Of The Decorating, As Promised

30 Jul

            

Joke 128

30 Jul

Did you hear about the cat who swallowed a ball of wool?

She had mittens.

101/1001 (18)

29 Jul

Week 18: no tasks completed.  Many are ongoing.

Nothing of interest to report.

Two new 101/1001ers have taken up my slack:

I suggest you go and visit them because it’s dullsville here.

And don’t forget to check out the rest in the list on the right.  I mean it.  Or else.

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The decorating is finished.  It’s not on my 101 list but it was on my Jobs To Do list on the fridge, if that helps.

I haven’t posted photos yet because Spud hasn’t seen it.  He went to stay with his brother in Lancaster last Friday, until Wednesday.  He texted on Wednesday to say he was coming home Thursday.  He texted on Thursday to say he was coming home today.

He hasn’t woken up yet, I’m reliably informed, so he may or may not text to say he’s coming home tomorrow.

You never knew I was a hotel in another life, did you?

Pictures may or may not, therefore, appear tonight.  I wouldn’t watch this space if I were you.

Lots of Love,

Grumpy.

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I don’t want to cheat you of your laughs today, so here’s a bonus joke, excluded from the 1001 countdown (technically, countup), for Viewfromtheside‘s prompt, joke:

The graduate with a science degree asks, “Why does it work?”
The graduate with an engineering degree asks, “How does it work?”
The graduate with an accounting degree asks, “How much will it cost?”
The graduate with an arts degree asks, “Do you want fries with that?”

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