Thursday, 31 July 2008


Am super frustrated whilst visiting blogs tonight. Some I have been able to leave comments on and others the dam comment thingy just isn't working. No matter how many times I tried the replies never appeared and after repeated attempts I gave it up as a bad joke.

I had my computer die on me earlier, just wouldn't start up. I came home to find a pale faced person with watery eyes already before even telling me what had occurred with my beloved pc. I gave myself a few grey hairs, had steam coming from the ears with nostrils flared when told of the computers demise. Although I am not a material person, my computer is one thing I value dearly along with my car. Am proud of the fact I made do and we went without to make it possible to even purchase the two.

The solution was to lift the top off the computer...more dust than the Outback of Australia. A spiders oasis with the few cobwebs seen in the corners. Who takes the cover off their computer and dusts its innards? Hmm well I will know for next time to do so regularly.

Then to really piss me off, the blog error started to happen. Think I need a chill pill and a good strong coffee.... longer hours of peaceful sleep wouldn't go astray. Anyways, how was your day?

Lucky for the person concerned that the computer is now up and running, if not they may have become a eunuch.

P.S.... Lets me leave a comment in post below, temperamental internet me the irrits.

Arte y Pico Award

Wednesday , Pam from Life On a Southern Farm awarded me the Arte y Pico award for which I am very thankful and flattered. I think I have this correct where I have to choose 5 bloggers to also hand out the award. I would have said Pam but she has already received this a few times and rightly so. There are so many in my links who are deserving , would like to nominate you all as the reason you are there is because I find your blog interesting , I may not agree with all that you write but have the respect to accept and acknowledge differences.

Cherie from Cheriesplace as her blog is a mixture of fun things to see and read about and she touches base with the rights of the 'ordinary' person. Cherie shows us not to be afraid of experimenting with photos and has produced awesome results.

Welshcakes from Sicily Scene who teases us with delightful foods and recipes from Sicily, making me envious of the lifestyle there. Occasionally Ms Simi makes her presence known to remind us she is the Mistress in charge.

Ginro from An Englishmans Chronicles, although he writes some serious issues, I find his sense of humor and style of writing with the use of bigger words easy to understand.

JMB from Nobody Important simply because her caring nature shines through on various posts and the many different topics of which she writes are always insightful.

Jams ODonnell from The Poor Mouth. Jam has one of the best blogs I have read. Ranging from topics that are humorous to heartfelt, arty to serious, Jams mixes it up with something for everyone.

There is only supposed to be 5 but I am thinking of Megan from Imaginif, Crushed, Grendel, Calum, and Mutley who cracks me up! you all are deserved of this award also.

1) You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award, creativity, design, interesting material, and also contributes to the blogger community, no matter what language.
2) Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.
3) Each award-winning, has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the ward itself.
4) Award-winning and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of “Arte y Pico” blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award.
5) To show these rules.

Tuesday, 29 July 2008


A teacher asks her class, 'If there are 5 birds sitting on a fence, and you shoot one of them, how many will be left?'

She calls on little Harry.

He replies, 'None, they will all fly away with the first gunshot.'

The teacher replies, 'The correct answer is 4, but I like your thinking.'>

Then little Harry says, 'I have a question for YOU Miss Rogers'.

There are 3 women sitting on a bench having ice cream:

One is delicately licking the sides of the triple scoop of ice cream.

The second is gobbling down the top and sucking on the cone.

The third is biting off the top of the ice cream.

Which one is married?'

The teacher, blushing a great deal, replied, 'Well, I suppose the one that's gobbled down the top and sucked the cone.'

To which Little Harry replies, 'The correct answer is 'The one with the wedding-ring on, 'but I like your thinking.'

Little Harry returns from school and says he got an 'F' in arithmetic.

'Why'? asks the father.

'The teacher asked 'How much is 2 x 3', so I said 6', replies Harry.

'But that's right' says his father.

'Yeah, but then she asked me, 'How much is 3 x 2'

'What's the fuckin' difference?' asks the father.

'That's what I said' replied Harry.


Little Harry was sitting in the class one day.

All of a sudden, he needed to go to the bathroom. He yelled out, 'Miss Jones, I need to go take a piss!!'

The teacher replied, 'Now Harry, that is NOT the proper word to use in this situation. The correct word you want to is, 'I need to Urinate'.

Please use the word 'ur-i-nate' in a sentence correctly, and I will allow you to go.'

Little Harry thinks for a bit, and then says, 'YOUR'E AN EIGHT, but if you had bigger tits, you'd be a TEN'

Little Harry was sitting on a park bench, munching on one candy bar after another.

After the 6th bar, a man on the bench across from him said, 'Son, you know eating all that candy isn't good for you. It will give you acne, rot your teeth, and make you fat.'

Little Harry replied, 'My grandfather lived to be 107 years old.'

The man asked, 'Did your grandfather eat 6 candy bars at a time'?

Little Harry answered, 'No, he just minded his own fuckin' business.

Men in Uniform...Another Email

This has been sent in my email a few times now, have no idea why...sharing with the ladies some of the Houston Fire Department's Men in Uniform. Only one problem, none of them have hair on their chest, so am not looking..

Saturday, 26 July 2008

Ban Poker Machines

A Cairns woman was jailed for 6 months for stealing monies from her employer to fuel her gambling addiction. I left a comment on the page and am posting it in here as well.

The revenue raised from poker machines is not worth the devastation addiction can cause. Drugs, alcohol etc are addictive and so are poker machines and whilst drugs such as pot remain illegal, poker machines are not. To say that some play without becoming addicted is fair and banning machines would be punishing those who are responsible gamblers. However, an addict does not deliberately set out to become addicted in the first instance. There are many addictions, be it coffee, cigarettes, computer games and the likes, but the problems of being addicted to poker machines has far reaching ramifications and they should be banned. Addicts are from all walks of life and gender, you wouldn't necessarily know one if you passed them on the street.

Friday, 25 July 2008

Name meaning

Cherie has a post giving true meaning of her name from the Urban dictionary. Hmm, I think this is not correct..

A girl who seems innocent , but also knows how to have fun. Joannes are usually beautiful, have slender and sexy bodies, extremely smart, and get all the guys.

However I agree with this one for Jameeca.


A name that represents honor, caressing, and love. Also known to be a very romantic person, or very successful person in life. This represents all the attributes of "J******" on the SwiftIRC IRC chat network.

Thursday, 24 July 2008

Transportation Wonders

See, anything is possible when you put your mind to it..

You never have to worry where the next pit stop is if this is your mode of transport

Photos Courtesy of




Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Donkey Skins to the Rescue

Who would of thought that in donkey skins lies the secret to boosting women's libido and helping with period pain?

A Hong Kong company is reportedly seeking up to a million donkeys to harvest their skins to extract Ejiao, an ingredient used in making Nu Bao, which is from traditional Chinese medicines.
In the Northern Territory there are supposed to be 300,000 feral donkeys and there are current investigations underway as to the viability of capturing these donkeys for profit.

Take a panadol and read the Kama Sutra!

Look out Jack!!

Legalised Murder or Justice?

Three inmates await imminent execution in Indonesia as punishment for their crimes in the Bali Bombings. After exhausting all legal manoeuvres excluding an appeal for clemency, the three could be shot at a moments notice.

The bombings in Bali killed 202 people and the enormity of the aftermath is unmistakable, they deserve to be punished for their crimes. The same way as drug mules face the death sentence if caught, these are well known laws in place. Whether or not you agree with the death penalty, if you break the law in countries where it is known that one of the punishments meted out can very well be execution, then you take that risk upon yourself with little or no regard to the laws governing that country.

I am not saying that the Bali Bombers do not deserve what's coming to them, but in the end what will it achieve? They will become martyrs for their cause. Saddam Hussein was a monster and the atrocities that he reigned over haven't ended with his hanging. I feel no sorrow that the previous mentioned will die for what they have done but I do feel for their families, just as I do for the families and loved ones left suffering by their evil despicable acts.

Heinous crimes, murders, rape, child molesters, those who torture and kidnap their victims, these warrant death? ONLY if the perpetrator has a genuine mental condition then LIFE behind bars be it prison or an institution, is where they need to be.

If you can take emotions out of the picture, these executions are nothing more than legalised murder. Then I find myself thinking that for those where there is absolutely no dispute over guilt, serves them right.

Monday, 21 July 2008


Camper van company Wicked has had an order made to remove slogans that are deemed to be offensive to women.


Wicked Campervans have a large percentage of their business to tourists/back packers and you quite often see them driving around the country. I will admit when I have seen one, if I can do so safely I will try to read what slogan is printed on it, have had quite a few giggles at some of the writings.

Members of the public have lodged complaints to have the slogans removed , one in particular said, "SAVE A WHALE, HARPOON A JAP" .
Racism is an ugly trait but are we pushing it a bit far with the other slogans. Wonder if the slogans were all about men would there be such an outcry and calls for their removal.
As a woman, I am not offended in the least by the slogans. Life does not revolve around women and their sensitivities.

Saturday, 19 July 2008

The Answer is....

The answer to What Am I is..


Invented and built by Cris Forster, the Chrysalis was his first concert-sized instrument. The instrument's design was inspired by a huge, round, stone-hewn Aztec calendar.

Cris thought to himself, "What if there were a musical instrument in the shape of a wheel? And what if this wheel had strings for spokes, could spin, and when played, would sound like the wind?" Thus, the basic idea of the Chrysalis was born.

Built in 1975-76, the Chrysalis has two sides, or two circular soundboards, and 82 strings on each side. The wheel, which sits on the crest of a wave-like stand, may be freely spun in either direction.

Friday, 18 July 2008

Two Rainbows at Once

We celebrated a birthday in our house yesterday, and today while attending a twin brothers birthday the skies became overcast and seeing off little guests two rainbows appeared , one brighter than the other. This is the first time I have ever seen a fully complete rainbow, no part of the arc missing and all the colours were clearly visible. We could even see where the rainbow ended and it is in the small clump of trees at top of the hill. No one went searching for the pot of gold but I did make a silent wish.... as you wish.

Wednesday, 16 July 2008


Who knows what the the pictured item is?

Its a long Way to the Top

Ac/dc the best rock group to come out of Australia. I loved them when I was a teenager and I still love them now. How many days spent staring all googly eyed at Malcolm Young.
Some find it easy to drift off with classical, country or R&B. Ac/dc are up at the top, followed by KISS. Personally I find it is not so much the words that draw me in but is so easy to close my eyes and let the music invade and take over. Now some of you might think that is all a bit weird but my life without music is a life without oxygen. Quickest way to get through household chores is to turn up the volume and belt out tunes such as this one. I appreciate many different genres but good hard rock music will always be #1!!

Monday, 14 July 2008


Olive Riley the worlds oldest blogger has passed away Saturday July 12th aged 108.

Olive had posted more than 70 entries on her blog - or as she jokingly labelled it, her "blob" - since February last year.

The ardent Sydney Swans AFL fan shared her day-to-day musings and her life's experiences raising three children on her own, living through two world wars and the Depression, her work as a station cook in rural Queensland and as an egg sorter and barmaid in Sydney.

In her final post, dated June 26, an increasingly frail Olive noted she couldn't "shake off that bad cough".

She also: "... read a whole swag of email messages and comments from my internet friends today, and I was so pleased to hear from you. Thank you, one and all."

Olive showed that age is no barrier to blogging and achieving personal goals. Rest In Peace Olive, you will be sadly missed.

All is Well
by Henry Scott-Holland.

Death is nothing at all.
I have only slipped away into the next room.
I am I, and you are you.
Whatever we were to each other, that we still are.
Call me by my old familiar name,
speak to me in the easy way which you always used.
Put no difference in your tone,
wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.
Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me and if you want to, pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word that it always was,
let it be spoken without effect,
without the trace of a shadow on it.
Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same as it ever was;
there is unbroken continuity.
Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
I am waiting for you,
for an interval,
somewhere very near,
just around the corner.
All is well.

Healthy Relationships

Cherie has this up and I just had to have a go, same results as Cherie.
I wonder if it is accurate but those close to me would know the answer to that.

You Have Very Healthy Relationships

You are an amazing friend, partner, and family member.

You always take other people's feelings into account, and you're never selfish.

Your relationships are based on mutual respect.

You respect the people you love, and you only love people who respect you in return.

Sunday, 13 July 2008

If you thought...

The name of Sunday Rose was bad enough for Nicole and Keith's baby, wait til you see what Angelina and Brad have called their twins. Born just before 8pn Saturday (3am AEST Sunday) were twins Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline.
Ok so the name Leon is fair and Vivienne is an old name but Knox?? and I have to say have never heard of the name Marcheline.

Now they have Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Knox and Vivienne. Is it some kind of celebrity thing to have far out names. What are they trying to achieve here, give the kid a unique name and place the kid in a position where it is bound to come across ridicule be it fair or not. Am I the only one who notices the boys names all end in X, like it must be a trendy thing to do, wondering where the origins of these names comes from. Hmmm, pondering...

Knox picture courtesy of

Legova Ivanova...

In the words of Cyndi Lauper's song, Money: "money changes everything" applies to Ekaterina Ivanova, Ronnie Woods bit of fluff. All I could think was, eeeeeew, how gross!

This silly old man who is known to be an alcoholic has left his gorgeous wife for an 18 year old Russian trollop. What self respecting aged man would allow himself to be used by a young girl who is young enough to be his grand daughter? Of course he is doing what a lot of the old men that age group fantasise about...dalliances with a much younger female. Miss Ivanova obviously has no self respect either, for the life of Jesus, what can she be thinking wanting to wake up next to a deluded old fart with just about as many wrinkles as an elephants ass. The hair, he lucky to still have that much at his age but the style is as dated as rainbow toe socks. No surprises what the real motive would be, he is loaded with dosh. He is just deluded and acting like he is still 20 himself. Nothing like making a fool of yourself and the whole world laughs.

Shock... Horror.....Our PM Swears!

A new book, Howard's End, written by Dr Peter van Onselen says that Australia's Prime Minister Kevin Rudd swears!!
Just like myself, many Aussies will be mortified to find out that Kevin cuts loose with some profanity. The shock of the revelations. What are we as a Nation to do? How indeed can we continue to have a Prime Minister who conducts himself well in the public eye and is seen as a regular church goer?
This is too funny. The author must be kidding himself if he thinks that Australians care if the PM uses the "F" word and has a temper in private. What Dr van Onselen is describing is a vast majority of Australians.
We should be pleased that we have a Prime Minister who can control himself in public and not swear. Kevin Rudd doesn't profess to be a god fearing, non-swearing Christian. It shows us that he is a normal everyday person.
Another attempt by a Liberal crony (Onselen co-wrote ex Pm Howard's biography) to hopefully sway public opinion back to the the pitiful Opposition Leadership of Brendan Neilsen which has dwindling numbers of support.

Friday, 11 July 2008

Uptown Girl's Win Win Divorce

This has to be a laugh, not excusing apparent indiscretions within the marriage and the viewing of pornography by an adult but Christie Brinkley has settled her divorce proceedings with husband Peter Cooke to the tune of $2.5 million with visiting rights to their children. We may not agree with his extra marital affairs or internet activities but the former "Uptown Girl" must surely have some power and wields it well over the men in her life. Miss Brinkley may be beautiful and come across as all sweetness but was only too quick to get on the witness stand , invite the media to the courtroom circus of her divorce proceedings. Really, who is she kidding, to air her dirty laundry and attempt to shame her husband in public wasn't to protect the children from the grubby goings on but to ensure she got out of it all smelling sweeter than roses. He gets a $2 million payout and she gets to keep all 18 properties and full custody of the children.

"I didn't want this trial. It's humiliating for all of us," Brinkley had said on the witness stand in New York family court in Central Islip, Long Island.

Sure she did, Christie Brinkley knew exactly what she was doing when this all went ahead. Says a lot for her, being married four times and now divorced four times. Peter Cooke may look like an ass in the public's eye but what did Brinkley do that got her to the divorce courts four times?

Protest against the Pope

Sydney, NSW celebrates World Youth Day with hundreds of thousand visitors expected to flock to the Capital city and join Pope Benedict in religious ceremony and prayer. One group has taken it upon themselves to go to the Federal Court on Friday to challenge police powers on World Youth Day.

Rachel Evans and her NoToPope partner Amber Pike will front the Federal Court in Sydney on Friday to challenge World Youth Day police powers.

Under legislation passed for the six day event, police, emergency and rural fire service volunteers have the right to move on people deemed to be causing "inconvenience or annoyance" to pilgrims.

"These laws are very draconian and we have the right to protest and to say our piece," Ms Evans told reporters outside court.

Whilst emphasising that she was "not going to force a condom on anyone", Ms Evans said she should have the right to made a peaceful protest about the Catholic church's opposition to contraception.

After the last World Youth Day event in Italy, pilgrim campsites had been covered in a "carpet of condoms", Ms Evans said.

"We think this is great, that young people are using condoms," she said.

"Pre-marital sex is not a sin.

"We are going to hand out condoms to young people, this is not a crime and it should not be a crime."

"This is a life and death situation in Africa and Latin America," she said.

"It is a very dangerous message from the Pope Benedict and the papal leadership, and we should have it overturned."

Hundreds of thousands of people were dying from AIDS every day, and the prevalence of the disease in Australia had increased 41 per cent in the past four years, she said.

Ms Evans accused the Iemma government of turning NSW into a police state.

"Our main message is that we have the right to protest, or that we should have the right to protest and the Iemma government is attempting to quash that right," she said.

One would think that peaceful protest would mean just that. Freedom of speech is a wonderful thing to be able to do but how many of these young people really do protest peacefully? You only have to look at the tree huggers who throw themselves in front of machinery, chain themselves up trees and look as if they haven't had a bath in weeks. And then there are those who drag their children along to protests and get them involved where most likely they have no real concept of why they are there in the first place, only what their parents have told them.
As most of the readers who come here know, I am not a religious person as such and don't have same beliefs as many church states but one point made by the NoToPope group is that:
"Pre-marital sex is not a sin."
In the eyes of the church, isn't that what they believe? If we are to respect the right of NoToPope to protest, then they should respect the rights and beliefs of those attending World Youth Day.
Sexual activity is a personal issue and there is plenty of educational material out there to inform us of the risks. It is just ignorance and/or lack of education to not know about the choices we have in the modern world.
To use condoms and pre-marital sex as a platform to protest against the visit of Pope Benedict and followers of the faith in World Youth Day is not very convincing and more likely than not, people will take the free condoms and move on not really paying any attention to what the protestors are saying.

Thursday, 10 July 2008

Even Felix feels the Cold

With temperatures dropping down to 15c (15 degree Celsius = 59 degree Fahrenheit) overnight, even Felix is feeling the cold.

Iddleray emay isthay, Iddleray emay atthay

Ifyay youay ancay igurefay outyay atwhay Iyay amyay ayingsay , etlay emay owknay inyay ommentscay.

Elephantsyay areyay ethay onlyyay animalsyay atthay ancay otnay umpjay.

Atsbay alwaysyay urntay eftlay enwhay exitingyay ayay avecay.

Antsyay evernay eepslay.

Ingaporesay ashay onlyyay oneyay aintray ationstay.

ɹәႡʇ!ә ʇɐәႡɔ ʇ,uop


Wednesday, 9 July 2008

NAIDOC WEEK...Logan's Rock

National Aboriginal Islander Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) week is celebrated between July 6th-July 13th. NAIDOC week celebrates a greater understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their culture. From the Top End in the Northern Territory to the southern point of Tasmania, as far west as Perth and the eastern coasts of Australia, there are communities throughout the country that come together to celebrate the survival of Aboriginal peoples, the continuation and recognition of Aboriginal culture and demonstrate the contributions that Indigenous Australians have made.

NAIDOC Week is celebrated by indigenous and non indigenous in the state schools and prior to the holiday season starting, the children celebrated with traditional face painting, boomerang making and throwing , rock painting, and various activities associated with Aboriginal culture. One of my son's decided he would do the rock painting and here he proudly displays his work of art which now takes pride of place on our wall unit.

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

A Woman's Diary


28 July 2007 Saturday

Saw him in the evening and he was acting really strangely.

I'd been shopping in the afternoon with the girls and was a bit late meeting him, thought it might be that.

The bar was really crowded and loud, so I suggested we go somewhere quieter to talk.

He was still very subdued and distracted so I suggested we went somewhere nice to eat.

All through dinner he just didn't seem himself - he hardly laughed and didn't seem to be paying any attention to me or to what I was saying,
I just knew that something was wrong.

He dropped me back home and I wondered if he was going to come in,
He hesitated but followed.

I asked him what was wrong, but he just half shook his head and turned the television on.

After about ten minutes of silence I said that I was going upstairs to bed, I put my arms around him and told him that I loved him deeply,
He just gave a sigh and a sad sort of smile.

He didn't follow me up immediately but came up later and, to my surprise, we
made love - but he still seemed distant and a bit cold.

I cried myself to sleep - I think he's planning to leave me - maybe he's found someone else.

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Saturday 28 July

australia lost the cricket.


Got a root though.

Purrrfect Love

Mäuschen is a 500kg bear and her best friend is a cat, Muschi. They have been friends for three years at the Berlin Zoo and the the friendship was never more evident than when separated due to renovations, Muschi cried for Mäuschen until they were re-united.

The cat was searching so long and cried for Mäuschen that the Zoo-direction decided to put her back to the bear. One of the caregivers said: "When the cat saw the bear she directly ran to her. The bear opened her paws and the cat cureled herself together and purred."
Can't help but say "Awwww, Cute".

Racism amongst Toddlers

Racism is an ugly trait to have and in the U.K the government funded National Children's Bureau has alerted playgroups and child care centres to racism amongst the youngsters who attend. How many toddlers do you know will turn their noses up at certain foods and a common way of expressing dislike for that food is "Yuk". This has to be political correctness going overboard when the NCB ask that any incidents of the toddlers saying "Yuk" to foods that are from a source foreign to their usual fare, are reported.

It advises nursery teachers to be on the alert for childish abuse such as: "blackie", "Pakis", "those people" or "they smell".
Surely the comment "they smell" can't be classed as racist. It matters not of race, color or religion, if someone smells, they smell. It may be a case of manners not to say it but how can saying someone smells be racist when the comment comes from kids who aren't even in primary school stage.

The guide goes on to warn that children might also "react negatively to a culinary tradition other than their own by saying 'yuk'".

Staff are told: "No racist incident should be ignored. When there is a clear racist incident, it is necessary to be specific in condemning the action."

Warning that failing to pick children up on their racist attitudes could instil prejudice, the NCB adds that if children "reveal negative attitudes, the lack of censure may indicate to the child that there is nothing unacceptable about such attitudes"

The problem here lies with the adults who are in charge of these institutions such as the NCB. Over dramatising and enforcing this 'RULE' is nothing more than political correctness gone mad. McDonalds was started in America, vegemite is Australian, so if a child says "Yuk", are we to be offended and consider it a racial slur? A favorite saying I hear often is, "YOU CAN'T ARGUE TASTE" and if a kid doesn't like a certain food, why not allow them to say so.

Sunday, 6 July 2008


Cairns District Court Judge, Sarah Bradley has to be removed from her current position if there is to be truth in sentencing. Yesterday in court, she sentenced a 42 year old man to 9 years jail, he gets out on parole after serving only 3 years. His crime? He was raping his own 5 year old daughter until she was 13!! This is the same judge who failed to jail and record convictions with the men who raped a 10 year old girl. That little girl got 8 years of his abuse and a lifetime of memories that cannot be erased, hopefully her pain will be lessened with counselling and support. The mongrel dad gets 3 years..... is this truth in sentencing? I think not.
Surely something is amiss when a judge keeps handing down such lenient sentences while sitting back with a lush fat paycheck , she loses respect of the people. Judge Bradley can excuse her decisions as much as she likes, it changes nothing. Her words are meaningless when she can't deliver fair and proper justice for helpless victims. The maximum sentence this male could of received was between 8-11 years imprisonment. What a dam joke, he gets 3.
I have been unable to find a link at time of posting but story in full on page 8 Cairns Post July 5th 2008.

Saturday, 5 July 2008


When I think of Awards and Artists and what do they really mean, the whole process of who decides winners and then come the suck up speeches, I refer to Lordsomber's post, On artists and Awards....this post was done back in May 2006 but the meaning is still so prevalent today. Here is a sample and why I appreciate the words written, full post can be viewed at above link.

The stringpullers of stardom seem to think they have the last laugh, though they are fools just as much as our “winner” who waves his trophy in faux-triumph in the shallow spotlight. Mere awards are but belt notches on modern culture’s muffin-top waistline on any particular day. It takes time itself to know what art is timeless, and what will become canon.

So go forth, young artist. Be thoughtful. Be prolific. And when sidlers prod you to dilute your craft to impress backstage peers or to ham it up to the cheap seats, just think to yourself, “You can’t please everyone, so why should I?”
And then open your mouth and say, in the sage words of L.L. Carter onstage at the glitzy Coca-Cola Music Awards, “F### you.”

Only in Russia...

I couldn't believe it when I read the following story, if this is a sign of the times, the world is going to the shitter.

A MONUMENT to the enema, an experience most people would rather forget, has been unveiled outside a health spa in southern Russia.

The Russian city of Zheleznovodsk now boasts a bronze syringe bulb, which weighs 362kg and is held by three angels.

"There is no kitsch or obscenity, it is a successful work of art," spa director Alexander Kharchenko said.

"An enema is almost a symbol of our region."

The Caucasus Mountains region is known for dozens of spas where enemas with water from mineral springs are routinely administered to treat digestive and other complaints.

Kharchenko, 50, said the monument cost $42,000 and was installed in a square in front of his spa on Wednesday.

A banner declaring: "Let's beat constipation and sloppiness with enemas" - an allusion to a line from "The Twelve Chairs," a famous Soviet film comedy - was posted on one of the spa's walls.

Sculptor Svetlana Avakina said she designed the 5-foot-high monument with "irony and humor" and modeled the angels on those in works by Italian Renaissance painter Alessandro Botticelli.

"This device is eternal, it will never change," she said.

"We could promote this brand, turn it into a franchise with souvenirs and awards for medical doctors."

Dozens of monuments dedicated to characters from tall tales and popular jokes have been erected in post-Soviet Russia.

Two of the Things I Love Most

Coffee and Sylvester, two of the things I can't do without.

Friday, 4 July 2008

Ever had Crabs.....

Ever had Crabs this size in your catch before? This beauty was caught off the coast of Dorset in Lyme Bay and weighed in at 17 pound, the width was 12 inches . The claws were apparently the size of a mans hand. Pity they ate it though, should of returned the huge crustacean back to the ocean.

Thursday, 3 July 2008

My Aristocratic Title

Cherie has this and I thought ok, I'll do it not sure if it's me though.

My Peculiar Aristocratic Title is:
Grand Duchess Jo the Ingenious of Leper St George
Get your Peculiar Aristocratic Title

Where are the Fathers?

With more cases of child abuse and neglect coming to light in Australia,mothers being brought before courts, the question arises, "Where are the fathers?". There is no plausible reason for any child to live in absolute filth and be subjected to neglect as seen recently.
Ideally parenting of a child should be met by both mother and father. Realistically this isn't an ideal world with thousands of children living in broken homes and the responsibility of parenting is borne by one, usually the mother. It should be noted that not all single mothers/fathers abuse or neglect their offspring . Still, in the cases that have been broadcast , there seems to be hardly any if at all, mention of the fathers. You will find a number of mothers/fathers use their own issues and apply it to the kids as a reason for not allowing access in their lives. Issues between a mother and father need to be kept between them, kids don't need to be witness or subjected to their parents hostilities. Absentee fathers; and I use fathers here as I stated before with the cases we are now hearing about are not in the picture, need to step up to the plate and take an active role in their kids lives and accept responsibility. Children don't ask to be born and they deserve the best from both parents, whether they co-exist or not, it is achievable.

Wednesday, 2 July 2008

A Fair Trial.......

Brisbane District Court Judge, Hugh Botting has released convicted child molester, Dennis Ferguson from prison dropping pending charges against him using the reason that he will not receive a fair trial due to previous convictions for molesting 3 children in a motel back in 1988 for which he was jailed for 14 years. The charges that were dropped related to him allegedly sexually abusing a 5 year old girl in her home in November 2005. The judge says it is unlikely to find an objective jury. Dennis Ferguson has been re-located to a residence where police say no children are in the near vicinity and he is being monitored by them. Judge Botting further stated the prosecution of Dennis Ferguson was relying on the evidence of the 5 year old girl who may have him confused with another convicted sex offender with whom she had contact with.
Many have heard of Dennis Ferguson and and witnessed on television how this creepy, disgusting piece of filth rants, raves and generally conducts himself. Everyone is entitled to the presumption of innocence before guilt in a court of law and Dennis Ferguson should be afforded these rights as well re: the dropped charges. He should have no problem standing up and proving his innocence IF he has done nothing wrong. It is appalling that the charges were dropped because IF he is guilty, then he gets away with it. Queensland's Attorney General will appeal the courts decision. Whether or not he is guilty of the charges involving the 5 year old, for his previous crimes of child sexual abuse, he is still a waste of oxygen and nothing more than the pile of dog shit I stepped over this morning.

I Love.......

I can't help but love squirrels. Think this one is just so very cute, wish it was me who got that close to take this photo. Thank you Jameeca (LOL)

Tuesday, 1 July 2008

Final Diary: Stranded in Pretare

I wasn't sure what to expect but was surprised myself when I read Lordsomber's latest post Diaro finale: Incagliato in Pretare . Made me think outside the circle and ask 'What If'.

Suggestive Clothing

What may seem funny to some is obviously offensive to others. The 16 year old wearing a t-shirt with the above images was arrested and charged with offensive behavior under the Summary Offences Act 2005 for public nuisance. The shirt was worn, not at a religious gathering but down a road where members of the public would have no doubt found it offensive. I am not religious but when I see these kind of t-shirt images, it makes me cringe and ask, "Does this person have any self respect?".

Then you will find the parents of younger children again who buy clothes for their youngsters with varying slogans that really have no business being on kids clothing. It isn't funny, and I believe it sends out the wrong message to our children when you permit them to wear them. It is one thing to see older people parading around in trashy clothes as such, but find it disgusting when parents turn their kids into walking billboards with sexual orientated messages.