Friday, 26 December 2008


Over three months ago I wrote a post about "how long is long enough"

Through the passing of far too many years----through a marriage each----through deaths in our families, I have waited to be with someone I believe to be my love, my soul mate, my for ever after.

I keep thinking that I have waited too long but keep finding a thread to make me wait a little longer.
A little----I have wanted to be with her for more than half of my life.

How wonderful is this electronic world of ours

Christmas day I received a text message to tell me that she still loved me.
To tell me that she was almost free
To tell me that she wanted to be with me
To tell me to wait a little longer if I could.

My reply was "I'm here----I'm on our beach-----I'll be here---XO"

Was it the best Christmas present that I have ever had ?
Or did it just tear another string?

It is a big year for me----I have time on my side
I'm here on the beach

Tuesday, 23 December 2008


May this season bring you joy

May you feel the warmth of family and friends

May this season bring you love

May you have peace and contentment

May you see the innocence in the faces of children

May you extend a hand to those in need

May the next year bring you all that you may wish for

Stay safe
Have a great Xmas

Saturday, 20 December 2008



Who's jolly and cute,
Wearing a beard and a red
flannel suit,
And if he is chuckling and
laughing away,
While flying around in a
miniature sleigh,
With eight tiny reindeer to pull
him along,

Then let's face it...
Your Pissed or you've been smoking some serious stuff!

Tuesday, 16 December 2008


Once you really look at it, we have a pretty good public health system in Australia.

A free Medicare card issued to residents, allows you treatment at a local doctor for $10 or $20 or even in some cases, no cost at all.
The same card gives you most procedures in a public hospital at no cost to you---but there is a waiting list.
The governments Pharmaceutical Benefit Scheme allows you to purchase prescribed listed medications for a minimal fee------if your Doctor believes that you really need something that is not on the "allowed" list, they can make an application for a Commonwealth exemption for you and you can get that medication at the same minimal fee.
Pensioners receive all medications at a vastly reduced rate.
Wheelchairs, walking frames and other aids to assist in daily living can be supplied free under a Commonwealth scheme.

Private health insurance is not very expensive ----within the reach of the average family.

That all seemed pretty reasonable to me.

But then I read this article from the US
Wow, what progressive thinking

US gun company will market a pistol to elderly Americans that will be subsidised by the government in the same way as a wheelchair or walking frame. The company, Constitution Arms, claims its gun, called a Palm Pistol, has won approval as a medical device for people with arthritis or other disabling conditions who have trouble squeezing the trigger on a normal firearm. Under the deal, seniors who buy the $US300 9mm handgun will be reimbursed by the federal government. Matthew Carmel, president of Constitution Arms in Maplewood, New Jersey, said the gun was "something that they need to assist them in daily living". -- AAP

What next ?
Something for the front yard ?

Tuesday, 9 December 2008


How many of us can say that they haven't been burnt in a relationship or two during their life.

Geez, I've lost a house, block of land, a car, money, furniture and worst of all, a dog.
But hey, what the hell, you keep on trying
I've got all of those things again.------but don't try to take my dog.

But what I have lost in my life is nothing compared to a news story breaking in my city-----it gives a totally new meaning to being burt.

Now let me say first up----I have never---yep, never cheated on anyone in a relationship
Relationships deserve to fail if there is not at least honesty holding them together.

So here is the story
A woman was arrested after a fire nearly totally destroyed a house that she was living in with her husband and two teenage children.
Her husband suffered burns to 80% of his body----------the two teenagers were not seriously hurt.

Of course it is natural to jump to conclusions-----god, she was trying to kill her husband in a house fire-----geez, was she trying to kill the kids too.

But today the rest of the story surfaced
She found out that he was cheating on her.
Her revenge was to pour methylated spirits on his testicles (nuts, balls) and set fire to them while he slept.
Of course he woke up----having your nuts on fire will do that----he jumped up and knocked over the container of metho and was enveloped in the resulting flames which spread through the house.

Now I doubt that I will every cheat in my life-----I have this streak in me called honesty and conscience.
But just in case, I'm moving all flammable liquids out of the house and sleeping with a fire extinguisher under my bed

Wednesday, 3 December 2008


History is littered with stories of buccaneers sailing the seven seas plundering and pillaging from unsuspecting ships and even land settlements.

There is a romance to the stories----no, not the raping bit----geez, that's not romance----

There is almost a standard to be kept
Sailing Ships
Flying the Jolly Roger
Wearing an Eye Patch
A Parrot on the shoulder
One hand replaced by a Hook
Yohoho and a bottle of rum

And of course, the Pirates Treasure----the Booty

It's always a chest full of gold and jewels and it's always buried on some treasure island
And there is always people searching for these buried treasures.

So forward to the 21st century

It is becoming a regular story in the newspapers of the world----Somalian Pirates
They attack all sorts of ships and end up with all sorts of booty.-----even a tanker full of oil to ransom back to its owners----

Now no one has mention pirates in this story but I just had to think----maybe

More than 130,000 inflatable breasts have been lost at sea en route to Australia. Men's magazine Ralph was planning to include the boobs as a free gift with its January issue. The cargo is worth about $200,000. A spokeswoman for Ralph said the container left docks in Beijing two weeks ago but turned up empty in Sydney this week. The magazine has put out an alert to shipping authorities to see if they have the container, but if they don't turn up in the next 48 hours it will be too late for the next issue, she said.-- AAP

Geez, what would you do with them.