Tag Archive: Britain


A Poop in the Corner

Yes, she hid under the kitchen sink where I couldn’t reach her and she pooped in the corner… The broom wasn’t handy, so she got away with it. The broom is now parked in the kitchen.

Steak N EggsSteak ‘n eggs for breakfast. I was sorely tempted to open a bottle of wine to complete the debauchery, but I resisted, I fought with myself internally and opted for sparkling mineral water and ice.

It was more of a brunch really. I woke hungry from my nap at 11am.

After lunch I watered the plants, they were doing a great impression of dying. Well, not actually ‘dying’ but doing a distinct wilt.

tbirdI had to shut down and do a CHKDSK, something had crashed in my Thunderbird email client and I couldn’t delete mails.

Things were a bit sluggish too, and it fixed that.

So I killed a bird and a slug with one stone.

With all the crap about Brazil not being prepared for the FIFA World Cup, it looks like it’s going to be the same for the Olympic games. Just two years away and some venues haven’t even been started.

Scandal: Tamiflu, the wonder flu drug, appears to be no more effective than Paracetamol. And, the Brits have spent a cool £473m on stockpiling the stuff. Who’s been conned then?

The news is full of Pistorius this, Pistorius that. I heartily sick of Pistorius, I don’t give a damn, tell us when they find him guilty or not. I don’t want to know every sordid detail. It’s boring.

God is angry at the Australians for culling sharks. He’s sent a typhoon to punish them on Friday night and ruin the weekend.

The hunters of MH370 have another beep. So they are narrowing down the search area. Makes it more likely that they’ll find their flight recorder and find out what happened to the flight.

It’s another nice sunny autumn day out there, makes one think that they should be out there enjoying it. The beer truck has been, so I know that the botequim has beer; now there’s a thought.

Later.

Here’s a thought for the day…

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I have no idea…

how-i-feel-coming-back-to-work-today-after-a-10-day-breakStarting XP from scratch, I have no idea what I’m doing.

Seriously, I have had to reinstall all my software, I used IE once; to download FireFox, then it was FireFox all the way. IE logo deleted from desk top… LOL Useless piece of crap.

It’s such a hassle. Every time I want to do something, it’s almost guaranteed that I have to reinstall something to let me do it. At the moment, I can’t even make my own memes, I have yet to reinstall CorelDraw.

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Done a bunk

My StatCounter has disappeared from my blogs, the button is still there, but it just leads me to a log in page, when I log in, all my stats have disappeared. That really pisses me off. Now, reinstalling XP shouldn’t have affected it, and I believe StatCounter has rolled in a new version. Blow devine eau. (figure that one out, leave a comment if you did)

It’s not yet lunchtime, and already there is a lot of noise from the botequim. If the smell of BBQ wafts through my window again… I’m off and taking a bottle of red wine with me (the Tequila can stay at home today, unless I get requests; I do requests). Can’t resist a BBQ, I am easily distracted.

Brazilian salsicha

Brazilian salsicha

Just woke from a nap.

I got bored waiting for the smells to come wafting through my window.

Obviously they’re not doing a BBQ today, so I guess it’s going to be salsicha and mashed potatoes with my red wine…

I think I’ll make an nice brown onion and herb sauce instead of the usual ketchup; ketchup is sooo tacky.

terras_de_cartaxo1At least the wine will add a bit of class. I have chosen a Portuguese Terras de Cartaxo Ribatejo DOC.  The Terras de Cartaxo area has been making wine for 2,ooo years, so they must be doing something right, or at least have got it right by now.

It’s just labelled simply vinho tinto (red wine) I understand it is made with Tricadeira, Castelão and Tinta Roriz (Tempranillo) grapes.

See, with a touch of this and a dash of that you can turn something as humble as the salsicha into a half decent meal.

Beats sitting here all day, wondering what’s going to go wrong next?

I see that Uganda has signed its insidious homosexual bill into law. And many nations are now withholding funds and foreign aid in revolt.

Even the governor of Texas had the sense to veto their bill about business having the right to refuse service to homosexuals.

Britain is withdrawing free public transport for the elderly because it costs too much.

Ah… I didn’t hear them complaining when the elderly paid their taxes before they were elderly, and some are probably still doing so. I have only one rhetorical question, what a bunch of c**ts?

Now that’s a word I don’t use lightly, but I do blurt it out at moments of extreme disgust.

Lunch is over.

salsicha&cartaxo

A bit heavy on the sauce

That’s what it looked like.

You’ll notice the broken cork, it was a battle royal to open. Initially the cork wouldn’t budge. I had to hammer it in a little as a starter, before the corkscrew could extract it, and then in two parts.

A glance at the clock and I see it’s beer o’clock. Off to quench thirst. Finish the wine later.

Later.

 

 

 

Fanta-Stic

The old stuff was good

The old stuff was good

With the move these days towards food additives and poisons like HFCS, sodas have become one of the denizens of modern living and obesity. I cannot name any soda today that is what they used to be.

One of my past favourites was Fanta, but today I wouldn’t touch it with a barge pole.

I have said before that I don’t allow soda in the house, but have instead turned to sparkling mineral water, or tap water.

But I have a favourite drink; homemade fanta. It’s Fanta-Stic.

Freshly squeezed orange juice (two or three oranges), with sparkling mineral water and half a dozen ice cubes. I dilute it 5:1, but you may prefer 2 0r 3:1. If you want to give your kids a healthy alternative to commercial soda, try this one. I have just drunk a litre (almost a quart).

Blogged today, went to town, did some shopping, had far too much at a restaurant, and returned home for a well deserved nap. Highlight of the day, I bought a new trash can for the kitchen, doesn’t that turn your nobs?

If only kids could be as happy with something so simple.

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I have been feeling much better, slowly over the last week since the wamblecroft has departed. I am pleased to report that my bowel movements roughly equal the intake of food as they used to. It was worrying at first, more was going in than departing and I couldn’t figure out where it was going. I mean, it had to go somewhere, didn’t it?

Now I guess you’re wondering… WTF is wamblecroft? Old English term for indigestion, think collywobbles, although collywobbles more refers to fear, fear of being wamblecroft.

Yesterday, one of the things I did at beer o’clock was to wander along to the botequim for a beer. Surprisingly between the opening of the bottle and supping the last drop the weather had gone from sunny to rain. Yes, that quickly. It was sunny when I sat down, and then it began to blow, then cloud over, then spots of rain.

In fact it has just done the same now. Before I started this post it was sunny. I wandered outside and pondered the idea of going for a beer. But feelings of guilt ruled and I thought it better to write my final post of the day, now there is rain dripping off the garage roof. This is fairly typical of Rio de Janeiro in November; the summer rains in the late afternoon.

I see the French still don’t get it, they’re going to fine the clients of the prostitutes rather than the prostitutes. I doesn’t matter who they fine, prostitution will be alive and well until they ban marriage; as long as we have marriage, we’ll have prostitution. Doesn’t anybody think any more? It’s obvious that politicians don’t!

khat03Britain has the same myopic view over khat. KhatCatha edulis is a plant eaten/chewed principally by Yemenis and Somalis. It is addictive and mildly narcotic.

Most of Europe have banned the stuff, and now Britain is looking at making it a Class-C drug.

Haven’t the stupid bastards learned anything from making cannabis illegal. More than eighty years, and there is more cannabis being smoked than ever. By classifying khat as a drug, they’ll only exacerbate the use. Talk about screwing things up…

Another ranty post. Yesterday a comment congratulated me on my ranty posts. Thank you.

Later.

 

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