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By Candlelight

Oh yes, romance

Oh yes, romance

There is nothing quite so romantic as candlelight.

Candlelight conjours up images of history, learning, and romance.

Reading by candlelight, dining by candlelight, nothing reflects beauty in the same way.

Not the incandescent light bulb, the horrid flourescent tubes, the glaring whiteness of CFLs, not even the expensive improved LED warm glow bulbs can compare with, can’t even hold a candle, to the tallow and wick of the candle.

Last night, I did the dishes by candlelight, none of the above applied as my hands froze under the cold water.

My kitchen light blew two nights ago, yesterday at the supermarket I bought a new CFL, so the kitchen will join the living room and bedroom with glaring, sterile whiteness.

This is the last year of the incandescent light bulb in Brazil, from next year the manufacture and sale will be banned.

They call this progress. I am tempted, sorely tempted to return to the days of the candle.

Pope Francis has often railed against the ‘evil’ of drug addiction and has met with addicts on several occasions. Photograph: AGF s.r.l./REX

I was interested to read this morning about Pope Francis condemning the legalisation or decriminalisation of drugs on The Guardian.

The image that accompanied the article, showed the Pope using one of those incense thingies.

This is a bit hypocritical, what did the Catholic church use in those thingies in the past? How did the church create a state of euphoria in the people who went to church?

Because they used cannabis in them… People who went to church got their jollies from inhaling cannabis fumes. Now, of course, they don’t use cannabis; no wonder membership is falling off. If the pope wants people to return to church, the answer is simple.

UgniBlanc

Ugni Blanc

9:30 and I am thinking lunch, I also have a hankering for bacon and eggs for breakfast.

The lunch I am planning is weinerschnitzel with boiled minted potatoes and cauliflower cheese… The slices of beef are huge, I got three, so I’ll cook off the others and freeze for a rainy day. Planned lunch to be served at kick off for the Argentina vs Iran game at 1pm. There’s a good high chance an Argentine wine could find it’s way to the fridge before hand.

The deed is done, Ugni Blanc Chardonnay from Mendoza.

I’m off around to the shop, nearly out of ciggies; can’t post without ciggies and the botequim has run out of my brand.

Later.

Frugal or Stingy

I’m getting in before lunch today.

I have had my customary morning nap and am fighting fit and ready for whatever the day brings.

Besides, I’m hungry, and I need to do more than just think about lunch; my tummy rumbles when I think about it, I need something a little more substantive. Spring rolls will be the answer. I have the makings in the fridge, and they’re quick and easy.

Evidence, one flopped flipflop

Evidence, one flopped flipflop

Now about this frugal or stingy thing. During the weekend one of my chinelos (flipflops), flopped.

Now this often happens, and indeed has happened to me before.

What do you do when one flipflop flops?

Most people chuck them away and buy a new pair.

In fact, this is exactly what happened at the botequim last week. One of the fregües‘ flipflops flopped. What did he do? Threw them both in the canal! It’s no wander our waterways are so polluted here, a point that I commented on.

When mine flopped, I had a hunt under the bed. A scary experience, because you never know what you’ll find. But, I had a fair idea. My last pair that had one flop, I threw the flopped one out and left the good one under the bed, it was a left one.

Odd, but serviceable

Odd, but serviceable

Now I have a serviceable pair of flipflops again…

The guys at the botequim called me pão duro (tight fisted) and that only I would do this.

I felt quite proud of my new flipflops.

They may not match, but they do keep my feet off the ground, to that is serviceable and extending the life of two old pairs that would have otherwise been chucked.

Am I stingy, or just being frugal?

I might add, that I do have a good pair in case I need to go further afield than the local area. One needs to keep up appearances.

It’s a dull day here today, temperature quite comfortable, and it has rained a little.

Demonstrators in London’s Parliament Square highlighted the case – image BBC

The British authorities are heartless utter bastards. They finally deported a Mauritian girl yesterday back to Mauritius, where her only relative there is the cruel uncle that they went to Britain to escape from.

Her asylum case was considered separately from the rest of the family because she was 19. The girl was at school, just a couple of weeks away from her exams in which she was expected, as an all A student, to do very well in. No bloody compassion, just heartless regulations. Surely they could have waited two weeks? Nope, yank her out of school, keep her shut up in an immigration prison camp until she was escorted to the airport like a criminal.

Bastards! Makes me ashamed to have a British heritage.

keepcalmcoloradoThe latest news out of Colorado since the legalisation of cannabis, is the death of a teen that has been attributed to the drug. So many have waited for this to say ‘I told you so’. The fact is, that he didn’t die from cannabis, but stupidity. He got stoned on cookies and fell from a balcony.

AH, I wonder how many cases of alcohol related stupidity died in the same period in which cannabis has been legal? I don’t hear any outcry about this. I would say that many more have died as a result of alcohol stupidity (inc driving).

Ketamine

I read this morning that a newer illicit use of the veterinary drug, ketamine, offers exciting therapy options for depression. Options where prozac doesn’t have any effect.

I have never been depressed, nor have I been around anyone who is depressed. I can’t remember depression ever being spoken about in my family circle at any stage in my life.

Now my thoughts on depression. Today’s lifestyles are far more stressed than they were when I was younger; this leads me, as a layman,  to associate stress with depression. If there is a relationship, how about treating depression with lifestyle changes that remove stress? That seems logical.

I don’t get stressed over anything, I don’t allow myself to get stressed, ergo, I am never depressed.

Right now, I need to avoid stress… I need to eat.

Later.

Been a warm sunny day

Coffee-Mug-Quotes-12And, that’s about the news.

Truly, nothing has happened today, it could be that I haven’t been outside the gate to see if anything has happened.

I’ve been as far as the gate. But only to see if the power bill has arrived; it hadn’t.

Today is the 12th, usually the pay-by date is about the 8th, so as sure as hens lay eggs we’re going to get hit with a late payment fee again for the third month in a row. This is how our power companies make a profit. The bastards!

I still have to go and pay the internet provider acct. So you can guarantee that the power bill will come tomorrow, so I have to make the trip again. Honestly, the deck is stacked against us.

I see in the news that new evidence has come to light over the Pan Am flight that was blown up over Lockerbie in Scotland. It appears that Libya and Gaddafi had nothing to do with it. The new evidence points heavily toward Iran arranging Palestinians to do their dirty work in retaliation for the US knocking an Iranian civil airliner out of the sky a few weeks previous. More egg on the face for America.

Colorado is smiling all the way to the bank. The first tax collection since the sale of marijuana was made legal netted $2 million on sales. I wonder now how many states will be rushing to make a profit?

It’s getting-ready-for-work time again. I have to leave early to pay the net bill.

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.

 

Just a bit of waffle

uruguay-map-2Uruguay said: Let’s legalise cannabis…

The pope said: Don’t legalise cannabis. Because he was told to say that.

The UN has said: It is concerned by the approval by Uruguayan MPs of a bill which would legalise marijuana. Because it would be a dangerous precedent in proving that the USA was wrong… again.

The italics are my views.

“Now we come to an unassuming man, a humble man, one José Mujica, he is the president of Uruguay. José Mujica is the antithesis of nearly every president in the world, he is the president that we all deserve instead of the arrogant power hungry bastards that we are saddled with. Previous post on The World’s Poorest President”The Pot Pot Rots today’s post on Tomus Arcanum

If the bill gets through the Uruguayan Senate, which it stands a good chance of doing, Uruguay will become the first country in the world to fully decriminalise cannabis. This shows the wisdom of the world’s poorest most unpretentious president when compared to the bombastic bastards we have elected in the west.

I know this is not a political blog, but I am overjoyed that Uruguay has shown it is not afraid of the bullies.

Like José Mujica, I have never used the stuff, but also like him, I see the damage that criminalisation has done to our world; more damage than if it was never criminalised.

It’s time for work. Happy reading.

Later.

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