QotW – What Planet Would You Visit?

Are we talking real planets here, or imaginary ones?  Cos it’s important. There is a hell of a lot of difference between Mars, the Red Planet and Barsoom!

I don’t think I actually want to visit another planet right now – even though, as those of you who follow my blogging will know, I want to go to space so much sometimes it hurts that I never will – I prefer NOT to have to wear a diaper for my bodily wastes.

Plus we are not actually suited to being in space. Not without limits. Our biology is too tied to Earth – we need gravity to keep us fit and healthy. Without it, our hearts shrink, we lose bone and muscle, and our metabolism is affected, leading to loss of immune function.

So it’s going to be fictional.

And, because it’s Fictional, folks, I can cheat. And stay on Earth. Hey – it’s a planet too! Because, as any science fiction reader will tell you new planets are scarily dangerous places to be.

The only trouble is, so are most places in stories set on earth!

Fuck it.

I’ll just stay at home, and wait for your postcards.

Question of the Week


Stealing this one from the NaBloPoMo website

What would your dream home/apartment/condo/yurt look like? Where would it be? Who’d live in it with you?

Either a penthouse apartment overlooking the Thames, or a country cottage on the outskirts of a city, near the sea.

The Thames apartment would be uncluttered, have large windows and leather furniture, power shower, underfloor heating, concealed cupboards, a great music / tv combo and a king size bed.

The country cottage would be smaller, with secretive corners, a proper window seat with cushions and a view over the garden, an attic bedroom and an aga in the kitchen.

And, given this is pure fantasy, I would share with Ray Davies (long-time readers may have seen that one coming!)

Ray’s new album – guess what’s on my Christmas list? Looking good, Ray, looking as good as ever! Would you believe he is now 66? Jesus, where did my life go?!

Here is an interview with Ray about his new album, plus there is a video talking through the tracks.

Here is track listing with duetting artist.

And he could bring all his friends over too. No problem, Ray. Just give me enough warning to wash my hair and get a big pan of soup on…

QotW – November!

QotW – What are your thoughts on November? Do you love this month, dread it, or is it just another 30 days of your life?

Remember, remember
The 5th of November
Gunpowder, treason and plot.
I see no reason
Why gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot!

Any month with bonfires and fireworks is good.

The cooler weather makes for interesting walks, plus this is the time of year that I get over the park just round sunrise. So I get to see the dawn plus morning mist.

But I really prefer the other seasons, those of warmth and light. Not a cold loving person, me – I like my heat and sunshine too much!

QotW: All I Need to Know about Life I Learned from TV

Via RedScylla and courtesy of CapnStephel, we have a Question of the Week!

1.  When using the telephone, you need never say goodbye. Just hang up.

2.   Anything is funny when you play the Benny Hill theme tune in the background.

3.   Never wear a red shirt.

4.   And, if you are wearing a red shirt, never teleport down to the exact same co-ordinates as your lost crew members.

5.    All computers have the same operating system, so hacking them is ludicrously easy.

6.   Old women know everything. No, wait, that’s a real life thing.  Cars and much tougher and can take more punishment on the TV than there are in real life. Ditto for people.

7.   There has never been an honest cop. Not since Dixon of Dock Green.

8.   A sonic screwdriver is more than just a screwdriver. And I want one.

9.   Murder is an acceptable way of writing a character out of a soap opera.

10. If your friend does not return from the spooky house party / long walk on an isolated beach / boat trip DO NOT GO LOOKING FOR HER. Run like fuck and come back with an army.