Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Another Week 56 - Dating buzzwords, Traffic, Tips and Fish...



I'm not very good at it.., don't do it infact.. and the reasons (?), well 'reasons'excuses are many..; I'm not sure I have a list., but there again., maybe there is a list now I think about it..; oh., an' I'm totally OK with it..
There are tons lots of folk people out and about.., wandering within their own world., full of distractions, stress, routines and preoccupied with thoughts of what's on that 'shopping list'.; they walk rush around with their heads seemingly stuck in their phones., their shoulders hunched up and frowns almost a permanent feature. There appears to be an ingrained defence mechanism of sorts., a lack of eye contact.. and this is BEFORE any form of effort.. Ahh, ''the street'.. and it's peculiar folk..' 

What do we know
I dunno why people walk with their hands in their pockets., or sound angry., or wear leather dress shoes., at the beach.. - Isn't communication great., when you have it.. A blast of second hand smoke when you're out an' about really sucks., man. A seagull actually flew into me AND connected. 
I just want to make it through the centre (?) center once in peace without being confronted by The (several) Big Issue guys, the charity 'teams'., the gym team., or the guys handing out club flyers..

SO whadda we truly know about someone we see (or pass by) only fleetingly in this ole world gig thingy., other than their height., hair (if they have any) and the clothes we can see they're wearing..?  Who am I other than a poor scribbler.?, what makes me tick.? and how does my heart beat.?
To some., perhaps I'm too old, too young., too short, too tall., too slim., too fat., too casual., too smart.. I chose the wrong words., my well worn frown lines may intimidate., my jaw not square enough., my smile not warm enough.. Maybe I don't stand correctly, walk correctly.. or something., but man., 'the insides'., the INsides.; how does my heart beat., what does make me tick..!
Oh look., a 'rambler'., an old guy.; an old guy who rambles on.. an' on.. an' on.. ''The autumn moonlight lights my way.. '' - What do we know about someone., unless., unless we stop, communicate.., ask and learn.. Open our minds., a bit of strength and a bit o'courage baby..
Judge an' impressions - Who are we (?).., the strangers we walk by (?)., the strangers who's voices we hear (?)., who's three words(ish) we hear as you pass us.., other than you're short, scruffy., tall, skinny..? You sound combative., you cuss a lot., nasty shoes.; ughh horrible hair, cute smile, warm voice., impatient basket case.. Why on earth did you chose those glasses., that coat.?, how generous.; wow, nice butt., smooth walk, great color/colour, fun laugh. Why are you two arguing about.. (?) nothing. Is it really that important..! - whadda we really know about a stranger., or even, EeVAn someone we kinda know..! 

in a bottle

Ahh., I've got it.; my skin's the wrong colour/color., my height's wrong., my weight's wrong.. Then again., perhaps my wardrobe (today) is wrong.. Wrong shaped glasses... THEN again., my voice is too deep., not deep enough., maybe I should ferooking cuss more., less.. I know I should walk heavier., be more clumsy... I should be more extroverted, louder.., but I'm sorta sociable., on a good day.. Yeah, I should develop a sense of humor/humour.. Maybe I should wear a lighter coloured wardrobe.., start smoking, or something.. Aha,  Botox, wax my eyebrows., my legs..! Go metro., develop chauvinistic tendances.., raise my voice., be less caring, grow some impatient bolas.. Learn to use some archaic, tedious colloquial style language.., lie.., eat fast foods..

Hmm., less compassionate.(?), too empathic..(?).; I should get my face tattoo'd., drink tea in coffee shops, visit coffee shops.., or wear brogues.. , long floppy scarves., get cool..

I write long e-mails.; perhaps I should write brief ones.. I'm too open, not open enough. I need to learn to like white wine., urgh..; whine, whine.. I could learn to like all those social media updates.., all those photos.., ALL those TV programs.. I could learn to dance, breath under water and eat a street vendor's hot dog.. I could become biased., short fused and not care.

Yes, yes, it's the wrong kind of dog., my nails are too short, not short enough.; I should bite them., wear jewelry., shave., or not..
I'm going to learn to spit in public., wear my trousers  loW.. , play phone games and walk around with ear phones permanently attached to my head ears
I can forget how to use the washing machine if that helps; I can forget how to use the vacuum too... Infact I can learn to forget anything domestic, including  shopping carts and aisles.. I'll leave my clothes where they fall and even leave the toilet seat up.., not to mention squeezing the toothpaste in the middle and 'forgetting' to put the cap back on...- All of these I can learn to do. I could be taught how to fall asleep on the sofa and show little to no interest in how your day's been.., as I expect dinner to be made for me..
It may take a bit of practise, but hey...

Yep., maybe my wrists are too tiny, my ears too 'normal'.
so what do we know about the stranger
the acquaintance,
or the person we met and basically know.,
but yet., don't
I knew someone once.. but obviously my manly (sic) vibe and intimidating aura proved to be some scary ass'd sh*t for the chick., man.., that., or my beliefs weren't strong enough, or I was way too weird., too short., too old, spoke with fork tongue kemo sabe.; I blame the wingtips., the English tweed..., or Californian flip flops..., or my shorts which must show off a lousy pair of legs.. Ahh., I should wax my legs., maybe.., or be less supportive., less available.. ''Hmm., me wonders if picking my nose will help..''
I need me to lose the passion I have for culture, art., images and colour/color.. Geez, I guess travel's the next thing to cross off my list too.., or maybe it's not enough travel., or I've been to the wrong places; It's probably the comb-over., beer gut and shape of my big toe., my accent/dialogue and eye colour color..
I knew it..; more mystery., more or less.., yes, less.. I should grow my toe nails.., pick my finger nails, chew the darn things..; pick my teeth - Ahh, hmm, my job/career isn't right., my home (?) .; bu., but., buT.., maybe 'we' just simply do not make the effort we should to find out how the heart actually beats BEFORE the whole visual judgement thing.. -  Dang., I'm totally guilty as above charged .., but man when the shoe's on the other foot...


I'll simply be

'turn up'
an' have a lil
that she sees beyond


and the whole
stranger thing

Thanks this week go/goes to Addie Fausett - Matt Tribe - Gunner Robinson - Merrill Fie - Veronika Scott - Alan Eustace - Lillian Weber and darkness

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Another Week 55 - Rembrandt, Black Submarine., Allan Law., Larry Heste


Huffpost Good News

Boredom - I suppose Mr. Woy Hodgson is putting a stunningly exciting team together hell bent on entertaining us with fast, high scoring creative football., but until then, I say he's probably just showing us how he can kill a game and bore the opposition ..

Deal or no deal

do you know the way to San Jose
I wonder., when people write stuff., like me I guess., whether it's actually them or it's simply written  for effect, acknowledgement, ego, recognition, likes., or whutevaH., 'cause man o'man., there are some real  wussies/wussys/whoosys/whoosies (?)  doozies out in them thur social media land hills..

How did violins get their shape
The Black Hole

I'm going upstairs
John Lee Hooker
Blues before sunrise

If you're going to do it., do it properly., or listen to da negativity.., man. Freshly picked and home made blackberry crumble rocks.  If it's not laundry., it's still dark.. 

Blues is blues


I looked in on What's On., but diddly squat, nada, zip's what's on..; that's what#'s on.. and when ya just wanna see some even a little bit of colour, all you've got is grey, grey... and more grey.. scale., man..; I'm actually starving for primary colors, smiles., enthusiastic voices and real instruments..
I was wondering., will the 'redeveloped Pier Approach' AND Horseshoe Common, a 'key town center regeneration site set to become a more vibrant place to live, work and visit' be able to cope with the bars and chewing gum splattered sidewalks.! The aim, apparently., is to 'make the area more attractive and encourage more residents, visitors and shoppers (?, what shoppers!) to this part of town'..; but surely this part of town is full of bars, clubs and fast food places., not to mention the 'gents ?' club.!
Yep, let's put a band-aid on it AGAIN .. and guess what., it'll miraculously turn into the place naive councillors  officials  investors  ?, hold their breaths for., fingers crossed..  This is basically like having what was once a great garden that flourished, bloomed ALL year round and leaving it ;( unattended for decades, only to think that all you need in order for it to grow as it once did is to plant new seeds.. Me thinks that you've gotta dig out and remove the old crap soil lost of all it's nutrients first.. and then think about what will grow in abundance before applying the correct base . Test for proper soil ph,; a very high or low soil ph may result in plant nutrient deficiency or toxicity for example. - know your N-P-K.. and deal with that crap first., otherwise what you'll have is just new old sh*t ontop of the new sh*t to have to deal with.. I wonder whether the mankini's, chewing gum, smashed windows and trash .. magically just go away., OR respect the new road surface.. aNd I wonder just how many of those decision making dudes and dudettes ACTUALLY use that road EVAH, if at all.. Use it man, then make the decisions that will have such a positive effect for us.. This isn't a rocket science..
Look., we've still  got folk who seem to like  enjoy smashing windows., throwing and leaving stuff, like empty beer containers mere inches from trash cans, people who seem to think nothing of throwing up the remnants of last night's partying and ALL this is gonna stop., baby..? CoOlio ..!
Money and good intentions ain't going to 'whip it''  up - Devo..
Shame, shame shame..- Shirley & Co..  - Shower songs
Now, onto lighter stuff., like the light., man.. It looks like Pete and Rog' are going to hit the road.. One has to have the interior lights on in order to see.., things..   I don't think spiders like heights.. 

 "Holy crap, I just fell off a 50 ft ladder'..
..."Oh my God, are you okay?"
...'Yeah it's a good thing I fell off the first step."

It's like a party at your house

I'm off to William Hill's to see what the odds are for the Pier zip.. and taking a spare £1.50 for a little flutter..

There's an island for sale
'Move Me A Mountain'
Jack White - Lazaretto

I got one of those plasters on one of my toes
someone rode down the zigzag on her bike in her shorts
strangers kept looking at my nose today
There were a lot of frowns around
One person smiled
I stopped to retie my right boot
There was scaffolding and puddles everywhere
I screened an unknown (to me) caller
I've got a funeral to go to

Have you got any idea

'cause it's obvious


Thanks this week go/goes to Gunther Holtorf - Anna Ortiz - Caitlin Prater-Haacke - Kwibi - B.J. Novak and Pep Guardiola

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Another Week 54 - St.Jean Pied de Port, Alex Ovechkin., Sign Language.


Letters., laundry an' crunches..


the Alphabet and a night time observation. Abba, Bono, Bowie, Barbra, Beatles, Cream, Celine, Doors, Doobies, Dusty, Eric and Elvis, just off the top of my head..
I just had a brain wave., then it waved back - This is NOT a forecast
Star Apartment Complex
Skid Row 
Michael Maltzan
Vaimali Hospital in need of a Doctor  
96 Buzz FM
ACP-EU approves billion vatu Pacific Coconut Factory
Tafea 2-1 Spirit

Who's Jose Enrique and who cares about his moustache..
So., really.., does ANYone really, truly like getting soaked when all you wanna do is get outside, take in the air, move your muscles, exercise, hike.. Yeah, yeh, I know we dress accordingly, those great boots, goretex, layer it up., baby., but truly, getting soaked is all fine and dandy if that's all you have planned, but what if you want to 'stop' off somewhere.? It's just plain uncomfortable.; all those wet layers no matter how dry proof they're supposed to be.. What am I supposed to do with my glasses.! rain rolls down onto the top of my socks,, soaking them and the 'waterproof boots' through ., from the inside.. squelch, squelch.. Then you've gotta put your wet hands in your pockets at some point or another, or take out the camera.. and not to mention the dressing I have right smack on my face that's NOT supposed to get wet.. 
UNLESS .. you drive..; yawn..

Soaps.. and the need for them.; is there.? Same story-lines., different decade..; maybe that's how real people actually live.. Man., that's a lot of 5.00 am rain..
Friends, Relatives an' Fashion Peeps
Wow dude., that was a few hours.; news is great when it's great news., but man oh man when it's not, the wind get's sucked right outta ya bones and trying to grab that next breath becomes really kinda tough.. I just don't get it.. , baby.. Hugs rock though

Deckchairs in the Autumn Sun
Chocolate cake, inspiration and moments wandering the sand.
Does anybody actually listen ? 
Moving.. and conversations are much more interesting when they're with someone.. 'Does anybody really know what time it is ?' ... 'Another day in the park..' - where am I ...
Sounds, more stories and cereal


Ok., so here's a thought.. and it's about 4 Non Blondes and the radio..; I don't need to listen to 'that' tune., baby.., anymore.   I THINK JAY KAY IS SITTING OPPOSITE ME.. and where are all the cuties.! Crisps, crumbs.. and scaffolding.. There's a feeling I get got when in Tescos..

Escalators and Carlsberg conversations

overheard., and I quote -

 'ah mate., I've got your vitamin C's.; do you want one.?

answer - 'sometimes you wish it were more than one-a-day.'

The horizon is a line where the sky meets the ocean., on a good day.. - originality and routine - old songs and new friends.. Coffee shops, yellow buses and wheelchairs.; there's no doubt that this is Retirement City, Arizona.. - I know there's  Art & culture here somewhere among the t-shirts and rust.. - Local VISIONARIES obviously thinking naively creatively ahead while (at the same time) recognising the foundation of it's locality; the zip-lines will no doubt be mighty long this winter.. and at £13.00 (?) a POP + 4 staff needed (two at each end), it will only be a matter of a dark cold frigid wet day in January when I fully expect to learn of the brainstormin' decision showing a welcome profit..The suits and white shirts make THE BEST decisions. - Variety, European/Art House/noir style is as cheerful, positive and welcome as rust and flames..; I'm so artistically pumped up and inspired enough.. to go light a fire and hit a piece of metal now.. Challenged - what ever happened to primary colors, light and smiles.; thanks for the hug C

Week's go by

I drove down a road to nostalgia
today was just the same as it ever was

A magical conversation with nature

until the next one

The Courage to Connect

Thanks this week go/goes to Terravision - French Lieutenant's Woman -  EE - Malala and Kailash Satyarthi - Lee Williams - El Hierro - Jaha Dukureh - Waterloo Sunset and Grover

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Another Week 53 - Autumnal Beauty., Blue Moon., Ben Affleck..


The Final Conference

Tainted Love

and coathangers

Tweed, red trousers and Englishisms.. Green wellies., ties and THAT language..  I can't even tell you.., but.. Nails on a chalkboard, cold tea and there's an age for spaghetti straps.. Old songs., old radio., old milk and old thoughts.. Thunder said it best..
Five floors ., full cars..  and crumbles.. University Challenge., Simon says.,  and let's be honest... Hot lemon and honey and a lifetime of coats, cold feet and artificial heat. Can you close the window please...

on Wednesday

I just wanna wake up
an' I'm supposed to be impressed

Road trippin'
Midnight in Harlem

Sometimes time needs to stand still long enough.. I'm thinking.. Going Down.. Turning it up.. Who is Roy Keane.. and why would 'we' read him..
Fires., Floods and family photos.. Who makes good jeans.., anybody.. Lord give me strength, a little courage and some relief., please.; thankyou. Amen.

Blue sky                                                                                                    Pompous (ness)
Light clear nights                                                                                                 rudeness
Fresh air                                                                                    long cold dark wet nights
Choice                                                                                                           dark mornings
Truth                                                                                                                    wine snobs
Trust                                                                                                      combative richards
Open windows                                                                                       me, myself and I's
Smiles                                                                                                                                bias
Enthusiastic conversation                                                                                         smoke
Patience                                                                                                          abrasive(ness)

Phony fake eccentric language is as funny, cute irritating as that place in Thailand.; Phuket.! Cute can sometimes cause me to wanna throw up., man..; sic., sick, sic..
Has anybody actually been there.?  Tweezers are cool.., but a warm bed isn't., man.. I like words like confidently., tentatively.., understated., calm., humble.. adventurous, generous.. and creative.; they conjure up images of people I like to hang out with.. as opposed to loud, heavy, inconsiderate, unreliable..
Vineyards, valleys, lakes, mountains and nature.; throw in the odd city not forgetting a beach, river, island and the ability to take in the moon, stars, sit outside., walk in peace, art, culture., traditional/contemporary architecture.; trees that never lose their leaves., , giant sunflowers., smooth olive skin, long legs and natural bouncy hair., Pure color, , , warm sand, history., stories., live music.... and a partridge in a pear tree..

'because life is more fun without walls'

does anybody care Jeremy.. I need me a gallery to wander in.. and one with some good sh*t in it.. A new road to experience..  Poverty, beach huts and a ball of confusion.. I'm going to miss out on a world of ALL those 80 something's who will be wandering the streets collecting their pensions, walking sticks in hand, struggling to get on and off buses..  covered in taOOHS.. - imagine the photo ops..
I need to find a new baseball cap, put a bag in my car and work out what's going on with the whole edit program thingy


At some point there will be a point to all this ride, life, journey do da.. Power & windows.; the dollar, euro and passports.. My dad went to Manchester United's first match after the Munich disaster.. ALL those years ago.. ; a lion jumped over us in Africa, there's a whole story about Kilimanjaro, I got a coral cut (on my right foot) when in Vanuatu., dolphins in Monkey Mia.. and today I'm going to check out rows and rows of faded beach huts..., tiny/narrow plastic front doors and people (more than likely) sitting down..- I'm sooo excited..- Yep..
'Is she getting over her hip..'
Old (er) people have the most trying conversations.. The countdown's on.. Charity stores, coffee shops and tattoo studios..; am I wrong here.. What to pack., when to go..
Today I'm going to sleep for about 50 minutes., apparently, hopefully.. and maybe that's why I'm researching that trip again.. Something's you've just gotta go do.., otherwise it'd simply suck.. and besides., who needs stuff.

 I missed my final meal time., the cut's been done and the lights turned out..; what's a hole in your nose and a few bandaids anyway.. There's always chocolate...
Wenger's shove and leadership qualities
Hodgson's really going to get me smiling at the way he's shaping the national side., but for all the wrong reasons..
What's on and where
I feel like crossing a border
The Beatles
.. and I'm singing (in my head) 'there are places I remember..'
Award winning journalism
Halley's comet
God only knows
anaesthetic rocks

If spring's weather is good
if Autumn's weather is good
there isn't a better time to visit ., enjoy and vacation

Well., don't you ever have any thoughts

for another week

Happy Birthday

Thanks this week go/goes to Billy Connolly - Kim - NHS - Grace - Wingers - 
San Gabriel Mountains - burgers and California stories

Monday, 6 October 2014

Another Week 52 - Camino de Santiago., Cyanide & Happiness., GeeKitt..

Seasons., hope.. and dreams
Hounds., darker nights and a lil bit of tree cutting
Absence., Firenze and a long weekend Euro driving


I broke my glasses, discovered that I needed to go under the knife and learned.. something... 
That light IS different.; better different
Streets are different..; better different
Roads are better
Art and culture is different
Style is better
Opinions are personal
facts are facts

high streets are sad - people are defensive - foreign roundabouts are funky., baby.. and I'm doin' rather than thinking.. The hills are alive with the sound of music., accents rock  and adventure is most certainly an adventure
Some folk obviously feel the need to control while others are comfortable
German cars
Toll Booths., French Sunflower fields., Italian tunnels and Chianti
Rooftop pools., daddy longlegs., trains, planes and automobiles
Tuscan villas., equestrian centers and picturesque detours
summer ski runs., mountains and euros
More anaesthetic., Gogglebox and rural life.., just isn't cricket.. but laughing is
Frasier was so well written
Media City
and economy
Late nights are late nights.. and leaves are falling all around..

Design and garages.; what's with size and how are we supposed to park a car AND open it's doors in these 'spaces'.. Minis aren't quite a Mini.. and really, what's with those funky hanging thingies that folk 'put' on their rear view mirrors. ! Man, they're distracting.., not to mention 'why' do some drivers seem to think that by putting the heater on full blast and maxing the ole 'blower' that it's actually PLEASANT in there..

Rant - It's a simple case of being back where the cans litter the street, Big Issue sales are taking up the peace and thought  trail., gaudy flashing neon signs and zip lines interrupt a pier legacy..; attempts to cover up a disease with a band-aid.; frump., college art and just plain weird fringe tries to distract., Pound rules... along with retirement routines.. Someone (?)'s REALLY missing the point, the boat and the natural amphitheater.. Doesn't ANYbody simply look, feel and geddit.., with expertise, authority and balance without just spasmodic throwing up and the odd freebie here and there.. Come on., pretty please.. You've gotta go get someone who's got an idea of how IT all works in there., man.., ease on down the road baby.. Son of a preacher man.. AXL.. I'm really., disappointed, frustrated, let down, bored., exasperated.. and shruggin' my shoulders, rolling my eyes and cussing like a mo..

fer real.. dude..

.. and who's Draclia

Pop, pop., pop

Waking up is hard to do., when you're tired.. and if all yeyboards were the same,, I wouldn't be making typo mistakes.. Shower pressure IS important.., tea isn't.. and why do you end up sliding when sitting up... and it's over a year now..


surprises and welcomed company makes me smile
from the insides

Fear & Effort

It's funny just how far far is when you make an effort
rainy drives and garment bags
Genesis., Toronto and time
How much is enough
My leg's itching and my back's bloody sore

You know what.?
I'm done for this one
my best to BB

seven days a week

Thanks this week go/goes to Arm & Hammer - Angel Di Maria - David De Gea - Katy- Henry - Toshiba - Saloman - Blackberries and Berghaus 

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Another Week 51 - New Life., new beginnings, Invictus Games and Tuscany

summer's over
old.., it was then
but this is the
'right now'

Was Koss ALWAYS in the groove

I 'got a' Free Hug in town from a sign waving person wearing Angel wings.. and she gave a great hug too, complete with smile..  I felt as though I was going to get blown off a ledge while visiting a Cove.. and I took in an 'atmospheric' bar showing a live televised football match..
I still haven't had a beer since before Christmas.. and since I was sick; well I've had one now.. but it still didn't 'work', so it looks like no more.. ; I was there on Monday night to see and listen to the hugely gifted., horribly talented and warmly humble RQT., and where a handful of guest musicians tore up Mr. Big during Mr. Q's break..

Hmm., I visited an old building in the hope that I would be able to check out a Chained library only to find it closed for winter.., but I will return.., if just to climb the 600 year old spiral staircase..


I meandered along a bloody cold, windy and modern bridge that stood over a broken (flooded) river.. The wind coming off that darn water made the tears rolling down my cheeks almost freeze up.., man..

I think I trapped, or tweaked a nerve in my right elbow somehow and I''l be #*^+ed if I can raise my right arm over my head or bend the thing behind my neck.. and as I like to wash my hair, neck AND clean my teeth, it's made the whole process pretty effing awkward.. and a tad painful to be honest "wit ya.".; I guess the only fortunate deal is that I don't have too much hair to spend any great lengths of time washing.., but do like to keep my teeth tidy..


The odd cider is all fine and dandy, but geez man., I don't need a second..  AND 'dimple' it dude -  Moving,; change is in the air.. There's water everywhere & nowhere man.. and London's calling..

 Perfect Grammah

Exclamation mark.., spring flowers, sunflowers and breaking up with the whole social media routine.., Qashqais.., interviews and moves, sound editing movies and The Monuments Men in the National Portrait Gallery.. and let's not forget moments in The British Library..; then it's back to Big Issues, charity stores and betting shops..

I just added a few words to a sentence after I'd punctuated it, man.. and didn't bother editing it, so., the comma is in the wrong place., but then again, they often are.. I guess if this social media thing was for a degree, I'd have failed., but as it's not.., judge me..

Garment Bags

I sought out a supervisor in M&S., a tree came crashing down.. and an MG was hit..; there's sand., people are strange and It's Raining Again.. I can see a branch on a garage roof, I had some alterations done.. and I'm traveling again., but this time all business casual like., dude..
 The Yellow Brick Road
The world's smaller than you'd think., pressure.., choices and decisions., romance and courage...  I love Gore-Tex..

I've forgotten, it all seems like a dream., but oh yes., last night's dream.. had Alec Baldwin, Kim Basinger and Paul Giamatti in it.. and I think there's a story, a movie, a script somewhere in there.. and I remember it clearly.. Geez, I'd better jump on that one., fast., man..; the whole yacht scene, North Africa, sweat, fez'.. not to mention the great drunk scene by Giamatti.., which was very clever by the way.. Intrigue, thrill, romance and mystery..- I'm on it baby..
I've got so many clothes..; there's a uniform for this., there's a uniform for that.. This society demands a jacket for this., the correct amount of buttons for that and to be accepted, you have to wear these shoes, those socks, that pocket handkerchief.. an' all I wanna do, is wear my jeans.. man..

Twas a sunny assed day the other day..; I was walking with my dark Oakley's on., prescription.. and two young dudes walked by me in the opposite direction.. As they got to within a stride of me., one (the short one with the Bieber fringe) looked at me and..."are you blind.!"., before giggling with squeaky bravado to his buddy.. I ignored him, but couldn't help noticing the almost empty bottle of cheap vino he was carrying., or how he slurred his words or tried with drunk concentration to keep his eyes open at 12.30pm while in the public Gardens..  I'm not sure how old he was., but couldn't have been more than 20..

It's done.. man

... and no pics., but there is a sloth commercial..,
a whole bunch of new stuff.. and.., I'm back on it..



 John Schneider


Jeremy Cowart

Canon, Fuji and Experia moments
to follow

maybe., eventually

Thanks this week go/goes to  - Neal - Gary Medel - Paul Kossof - Manuel Sanchez - Lizzy Yarnold - Rightmove - Directors - Aliens - sofas and parks

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Another Week 50 - American Hustle, Gravity, Super Bowl, Oscars, Estes Park Colorado and

Prince Harry

The Dimple is the way to go

Well., because that's three pairs of shoes trainers cross-training running shoe thingies soaked through and not properly dry YET, I had to resort to wearing/using my fourth 'reserve' pair today.. and now I've developed an effing blister.. I guess I should have got ALL the same pair 'cause the others fit me perfectly..; damn the fourth pair.. Now I know why I think what I think  and feel what I feel.

Fiction Writing
E-mails., fear and etiquette
Distance., travel and etiquette
authenticity., performance and etiquette
Cliques., courage and is sincerity

Teach me
Guide me
Show me
I will learn
I can

Writers writing drivel
words making up numbers
 Minimalism, minimalistic and minimalist
'cause 'that' added word is sooo unnecessary


There are signs on the floor, there are signs on the door
 There are signs on the walls, there are signs on the posts
There are signs in the air and there are signs everEEwhere
Signs, signs and signs

Innocence and simplicity

I make my bed everyday and segueing right along wha tis punctuation Speaking of punKtuation is it a comma.. period Aren't we lucky to have pillowcases

Two lions, a palm tree and a raven
Forty Days & Forty Nights

So., this is the deal., again.. OBSERVATIONS.. 'Observations' are fact., right.? Aren't they ? Really.? I mean., if I see a car with a flat tire., does that car not have a flat tire..? If I see a guy with a can of beer., am I not seeing a guy with a can of beer.? and if I see a leaning beach hut with faded peeling paint and rotten wood., is it not there.? How about some dude sat on a bench who keeps asking me if I want to buy a Big Issue.; am I imagining it..? and if you'd like some customer service and it's simply not there., am I imagining that too..!

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Cotswolds Outdoor people are great..; well the one guy I spoke too was.. The bus experience was just that., an experience.. There was a loud telephone conversation going on behind me about the one dude making 16 pounds in the last hour selling five books and was it worth him coming 'in' for two hours.. and if he did, how many more books could he get with his 16 pounds. Apparently he could get 12, because he asked for 12 .. He ended his conversation loudly enough for one or two passengers to turn around., eventually by telling the person on the 'other' end of the line, not "thanks, bye".., but.. and I quote., "don't masturbate too much.!".. True story..; why do some folk feel they need to speak  extra loudly on a phone (?)., especially while in such a confined public space..!  I noticed that combs, brushes, make-up and a wardrobe sense isn't that much of a priority too.. This was also an observation., but accurate nonetheless.. and while I obviously can't speak of every bus journey., or passenger., this one WAS an experience.. There were walking sticks, walking frames, children's buggies., shopping buggies squeezed in.; there were lots of shopping bags, baggy sweat pants and telephone conversations.. There were lots of 'accents'., dialects.. and lots of bus passes.. There were old people, young people and people in leather.. There were lots of piercings., comb overs and staring around.. There were dogs., crying babies and farts.. Texts., arguments and complaints.. One girl on the phone was definitely gossiping about her work and a colleague who had apparently changed her 'hours'.. Many headphones, earphones and deaf aids.. a couple of books., one Kindle and lots of sandwich, crisp/chip and cookie/biscuit/choc' eating.. There was a child whistling., a wave and one person took a photo with her Blackberry... Many passengers leaving the two buses I rode on thanked the driver.; when asking the second driver about my return ticket, he immediately jumped to the wrong assumption about my, as yet 'unseen' ticket, telling me "that it was probably the wrong ticket for this bus.." - It was infact the CORRECT one., but the whole jumping to and forming of 'a negative assumption' appears par for the course., baby.. Observations uh..

I'm outta


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Thanks this week go/goes to Claire Koch - Chris Du Plessis - Mtombi - Alan Young - Eric Kunkel - Elena Shumilova and Trigger