Breaking My Own Rules

8 Feb


Remember how I was only going to blog three times a week?

So far, you’ve had posts on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Friday – six out of eight days.

This is Seven of Nine*.

*If you’d like to read an amusing post about Seven of Nine**, go here (ignore the first bit about blogging).  If you get there and you don’t find it amusing, complain to the management.***

**Ding!Ding!Ding!Ding!Ding!  I just realised where the Beckhams found Harper’s silly second name – they are Star Trek fans!

It’s not sounding so silly now, is it?

***Management will not be available until Monday.  Maybe.

This seventh post comes to you courtesy of Edwina Currie, who riled me so much, I had to write about it.  My rant didn’t suit this blog’s theme of sharing the laughter, however, so I had to start a new blog.  Go and take a quick look, if you don’t mind.

It’s called Edwina Currie Made Me Start This Blog.

23 Responses to “Breaking My Own Rules”

  1. misswhiplash February 8, 2014 at 09:32 #

    Actually to be honest, and I know you like honest, I much prefer you being a critic….the other blog is fun but this one really hit home and I hope that Edwina has seen it.
    Now there are plenty of politicians that need pulling down a peg or two so you have plenty of scope.
    On the other hand, you are allowed to break your own rules, that is true, but try doing too much and you will end up where you have just recovered from…and none of us want that
    So restrict,,,,, lots of love


    • The Laughing Housewife February 8, 2014 at 10:59 #

      Thanks for the reminder, Miss Dubya.

      I was so incensed yesterday I had to write something; but it just wasn’t appropriate to this blog. I thought I might use it for the occasional protest poem and rant 🙂


  2. Ron. February 8, 2014 at 10:39 #

    Seven posts and a brand-new blog. You taper off blogging the same way I quit smoking, TB.


  3. bevchen February 8, 2014 at 10:56 #

    Rules are made to be broken right?

    My mum actually is 7 of 9 (as in the 7th of nine children). True story!


  4. misswhiplash February 8, 2014 at 11:26 #

    Great stuff Linda I enjoyed that


  5. sharechair February 8, 2014 at 13:50 #

    somehow I couldn’t comment over there, so I’ll add my 2¢, here. You could write a similar rant here in this country with the bonus of adding the ever mounting disabling and inequity of the #@*!# health system. The cost of health care in this country is driving many people into poverty. People are DENIED health care because of income. It is shameful. And food banks? A lifesaver. That I know. Rant on …. you are on the side of “right”.


  6. laurieanichols February 8, 2014 at 15:08 #

    My hubby loved Seven of 9. 🙂 I loved Captain Jane. Bravo on giving Mc Currie a piece of your mind. It was excellent!!!!


  7. SchmidleysScribbling February 8, 2014 at 17:50 #

    i missed the other 8 posts, because you said….. I should have known. Dianne


  8. slpmartin February 8, 2014 at 18:10 #

    In order to help you out with your addiction…I have enclosed the definition of the word “taper” since there seems to be some confusion on your part as to its meaning. 🙂

    1. A small or very slender candle.
    2. A long wax-coated wick used to light candles or gas lamps.
    3. A source of feeble light.
    a. A gradual decrease in thickness or width of an elongated object.
    b. A gradual decrease, as in action or force.
    v. ta·pered, ta·per·ing, ta·pers
    1. To become gradually narrower or thinner toward one end.
    2. To diminish or lessen gradually. Often used with off: The storm finally tapered off.
    1. To make thinner or narrower at one end.
    2. To make smaller gradually.
    Gradually decreasing in size toward a point.

    Oh…but I did enjoy your rant. 🙂


  9. viveka February 8, 2014 at 18:21 #

    Edwina is still making waves and headlines … *smile
    Linda, I’m sure what you ever decide to do with your blogging … and not blogging – we will be very pleased with still having your around.


  10. Ana Perry February 8, 2014 at 21:58 #

    seven of nine says “resistance is futile”, so you had to start the new blog. Just had to get another trekkie comment in there. On my way to the new blog…


  11. Karen Snyder February 9, 2014 at 03:52 #

    So….7 of 9 is a bit over the top, ma’am, but if it’s making you happy… 🙂

    As for the new blog….too bad there was no accommodation for commenting, or I’d have stood alongside you on that particular soapbox! Write on!!


  12. Three Well Beings February 9, 2014 at 06:22 #

    Whatever works! You cut back so far that you started another blog…it’s whatever works for YOU! And I was thinking of you tonight. I went to a “Celebrating the Beatles Coming To America” party…and was given Malteasers! LOL!


  13. penpusherpen February 9, 2014 at 17:19 #

    ah Edwina, I cringe every time I think of her with the Gray man, (John Major) I am right aren’t I, they did ‘do’ the erm, coitus uninteruptus act together? not just some stray thought my brain came up with? anywho, beside the point. You does what you can, (back to Edwina methinks!! 😉 ) if and when you can. (say no more) xPenx


  14. Pseu February 9, 2014 at 22:40 #

    Don’t think it went unnoticed.


  15. Rorybore February 10, 2014 at 17:29 #

    I don’t mind rant version of you one bit. I don’t mind saying at all. and Thank You for saying this!! I am Canadian, so I am not familiar with all the social, political and economic issues around this, nor with Ms. Currie (who I suspect I wouldn’t like very much even if I did know her). But, I do volunteer at a local community centre.
    We provide so much more that just a hot meal. And if anyone actually took the time to sit and have a cup of coffee, or a bowl of soup with someone they once deemed beneath them —- they would very quickly see the best thing you can do for a person – besides feed and clothe them: Is Treat Them Like A Fricking Person!
    No – we don’t teach them how to get and hold a job at my centre. But we can refer them to individuals or other centres that Do provide such services. They can learn how to cook, or sew, or paint, or learn French at our centre thanks to some of our very amazing and awesome volunteers. We do have a used clothing and personal items thrift shop — everything is free since we rely on donations. But mostly? Aside from providing these basic essentials; we are simply there to connect with them. To talk, and laugh, and even cry with them. So they know that they are not worthless. That they matter to someone. And that gives Hope.
    And I can’t think of anything better to leave them with at the end of the day.
    Shame on such short sighted politicians who cannot see the People they should be serving. Too many have forgotten the “Servant” part of Public Service.


    • The Laughing Housewife February 11, 2014 at 10:45 #

      Amen to that!

      The problem is one of attitude: anyone not working, not a productive member of society – and in particular, the homeless – is worthless as far as these people seem to be concerned.


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