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A Break Is As Good As An Arm Rest

16 Jun


Ouch!  Time to take a break

Computer Workstation Variables

Computer Workstation Variables (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I watched The Day After Tomorrow last night, and I was reminded once again that life is too short to do things we really don’t want to do (that does not include responsibilities, by the way: I’m selfish; not feckless). 

I don’t want to lose the use of my right arm, so I’m taking a break from blogging. 

For weeks now I have had a dull ache in my shoulder, elbow, wrist and fingers (see how hard I worked not to repeat ‘arm’?).  I have tried to ignore it but, as aches work from the inside, and refuse to take ‘no’ for an answer*, my dull ache has become a vivid throb.

*Don’t ask me how I know my ache won’t take ‘no’ for an answer; if I admit to chatting with the pain in my right limb I might be forced to take a much longer break than the one I have planned.

You may have noticed I haven’t been making my usual rounds of the blogosphere.  Then again, I may be a massive egotist.

I have been trying to rest my bat wings (not so keen on that synonym, if I’m honest; it’s a little too close to the truth). 

I suspect impending Repetitive Strain Injury, given that I go on the computer around seven a.m. and have to be prised from it at lunch time, when the Hub wants his thirteen allocated minutes. 

I have prepared your ration of daily jokes but I won’t be posting, commenting or replying to comments.  Much.  I may visit you with my left hand, if I can sneak on here when my right appendage is asleep (it’s the dominant limb and won’t take kindly to being supplanted.  I don’t want to end up like Silas the Albino Monk*).

*The Da Vinci Code; Thursday’s film.  Did I mention I’m working my way alphabetically through our DVD collection?

Incidentally, I’ve had a bit of tooth ache.  The Hub suggested I also give my mouth a rest.

If you think this post is bizarre even for me, then here’s something that will really blow your mind: as part of the UK Laughter Festival, Russell Brand is to share the stage with the Dalai Lama in Manchester today. 

Good grief.  I bet the Chinese look like his bezzy mates at the moment.


Joke 450

16 Jun



Kissing Black-tailed Prairie Dogs (Cynomys lud...

Kissing Black-tailed Prairie Dogs (Cynomys ludovicianus). Français : Chiens de prairie à queue noire (Cynomys ludovicianus) se faisant la bise. 日本語: キスしてるオグロプレーリードッグ (Cynomys ludovicianus) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)



A couple walking in the park noticed a young man and woman sitting on a bench, passionately kissing.

“Why don’t you do that?” said the wife.

“Honey,” replied her husband, “I don’t even know her!”





And a bonus, though it’s not so much a joke as a truism; also from

A man will pay $2 for a $1 item he needs.

A woman will pay $1 for a $2 item that she doesn’t need.


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