from: Jane, via Leenda

  • Put your music player of choice on shuffle and list the first song
    well, I did. And it was some dance track not even I had heard of. Why would I buy an album that had such a shite song it?
  • If you could spend a week anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
    Truk Lagoon. Cos travel would not be included in that week (I get to spend a week there, after all!) and I would take Husband. I would relax and he would get some of the best diving in the world. It takes something like four days to get there!
  • What is your preferred writing implement? (eg. Blue pen, pencil, green pen)
    Fine fibre-tip pen.
  • When did you go on your first trip alone (without your parents)?
    1976. I went with my then-boyfriend to Thailand, Maylasia and Australia.
  • Do you have connections to any celebrities (even minor)? List them.
    Not a one. Oh wait! My mum used to clean for Carl Wayne‘s mother’s neighbour, and when he heard that I liked The Move, he gave me a signed copy of Blackberry Way. I wish I knew where that had gone. Oh, and Jerry Garcia once gave me a baggie of really, really good weed.
  • Name 3 items you could pick up from where you are.
    My phone, a glass of wine and my mouse. Computer mouse – I don’t have a mouse for a pet.
  • How would you describe your sense of humor?
  • Do you ever play board games or other non-computer games? Got any favorites?
    Talisman. Scrabble. Backgammon.
  • A musical artist you love that isn’t well known.
    Define well known. Faithless are well known to their adoring fans, but not so much in the big wide world.
  • A musical artist you love that is well known.
    Well, I INSIST that FAITHLESS is still well known, even though I appear to be wrong.
  • What is your desktop background currently?A in Toronto
  • Last person you talked to, and through what you talked to them
    Face to face with Middle Son. Even though all I said “Empty the dishwasher”.
  • What do you carry your money in?
    In a wallet in my handbag.
  • What timekeeping devices are in the room you are currently in?
    Computer clock, wall clock behind me, my phone’s clock, and a clock on the DAB radio. It’s off, but it’s still there. The clock on the cooker, and the microwave.
  • What kind of headphones do  you use?
    Purple Skullcandy cans.
  • What musical artists have you seen perform live?
    Too many to mention.
  • How often do you clear your browser history?
    What? Never. <note to self – clear browsing history more often!>
  • What’s the best job you’ve ever had?
    Mother. Seriously. I got to not commute for 16 years, and all I had to do was – well, everything. But then Husband had to support us all, so I didn’t really mind.
  • What’s the worst job you’ve ever had?
    See above. Rocks both ways, tbh.
  • What magazines do you read, if any?
    I don’t.

Yes I Can!

 Change John Scalzi (who is, btw, one of my favourite authors) to Your Own Name and use on Your Own Site.

Should shut up the Whingebags!

You’re welcome.

Thought of the Moment Thought of the Moment

Distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, philosopher (1844-1900)

This thought should be applied to all those who seek power.

True Words and A Small Rant – it’s been a bad day!

This poster should appear in every doctors office in the world.

People. Did your mother not teach you – COVER YOUR MOUTH WHEN YOU FUCKING COUGH. Coughs and Sneezes spread Diseases: Catch them in your Hankerchiefs.

Disease Zombies I called them, when I went to see Dave Gorman. And I was right. Zombies cos they just do not think. I had the bus journey from hell today, with a woman who sneezed right in my face – I felt the fucking droplets. And bitch did not even apologise.

I will let you know how it turns out, but I already feel sneezy – though I do sincerely hope that is Hypochondria, not Cold Germs.

DOGHOUSE | What Your Toilet Paper Says About You

DOGHOUSE | What Your Toilet Paper Says About You.

What Your Toilet Paper Says About You

Which frame are you? I am a Frame One, and I have to stop myself changing it when friends / places visited are not. I DO change the way it hangs when in a public toilet with a normal holder, though. I feel it’s my duty!

And if you are a Frame Four – Yup, I hate you too!


Why I No Longer Go To Festivals…

I am not counting going to see the Swedish House Mafia (july 2012) or Fatboy Slim (June 2012) – they are dance festivals, all-day raves, and is just what I am going to need when Chemo is over and I can mix with lots of people again!

No, Not Hard To Understand

If they don’t, they oughta!


Clean. « We got more bounce in Columbus.




This is Our Future, Earth.

APOD: 2011 August 7 – MyCn18: An Hourglass Planetary Nebula.

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Let’s get an exit strategy, OK?


The sands of time are running out for the central star of this hourglass-shaped planetary nebula. With its nuclear fuel exhausted, this brief, spectacular, closing phase of a Sun-like star’s life occurs as its outer layers are ejected – its core becoming a cooling, fading white dwarf.

Delicate rings of glowing gas (nitrogen-red, hydrogen-green, and oxygen-blue) outline the tenuous walls of the hourglass.

The unprecedented sharpness of the HST images has revealed surprising details of the nebula ejection process, helping resolve the outstanding mysteries of the complex shapes and symmetries of planetary nebulas.

I Heart Lucille Ball


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And this is why.