Tag Archive: Copacabana



Well, it wasn’t quite as spectacular, more like a slow fizzle really.

If the ghost was this pretty, maybe I wouldn't have minded

If the ghost was this pretty, maybe I wouldn’t have minded

My LCD monitor finally gave up the ghost. It has been threatening to for a couple of months, and the techy guy hasn’t returned my standby monitor yet. I’ll have to waddle around there soon and have a chat with him. But that will be after copious amounts of coffee to offset the angst that has beset me.

So, as fortune would have it, I had the temerity to bring home the laptop from work for the weekend, and here I am stuck like Gulliver in the world  of Lilliput, everything is in miniature with no numeric keypad; so damned fiddly.

I have nothing in particular to write about, this post is just venting my frustrations… really.

I just went to get more coffee, and because having the little ‘puter table in my room makes things so cramped, I stubbed my little toe; caught it on the wheely thing and tried to offset it 90º to the right of its normal position.

Little things like that don’t do an iota to improve my already jaundiced disposition this morning.

Did I tell you that I have a new brick… (Now I can’t find the damned question mark, English keyboard set for Portuguese screws things up). Anyway, back to the brick.

The bricks in my kitchen

I have two already, so the addition of a new brick is newsworthy (the type of news that mainstream media put out instead of real news).

I use them to organise my kitchen utensils in a rather haphazard fashion; it stops them from cluttering up my one drawer.

The new brick has to be modified. I have to remove some of the partitions and line them with cardboard to accommodate my larger bladed knives and protect their finely honed edges.

Kitchen knives without a good edge are as much use as tits on a bull; and brick will take that edge off.

Our dear ‘friend’ the biter has become a global household name with his nefarious act and subsequent suspension.

Image - BBCNews

Image – BBCNews

Tourists in Rio have been flocking to a beach-side billboard in Copacabana to have their photos taken beside the toothy gawp.

Another showed Suarez with his teeth removed, which I personally thought would have been a fitting punishment.

Part of his punishment ban is that he can’t enter stadiums even as a spectator during the ban period.

Obviously FIFA think like I do, and suggested yesterday, that he might well develop a taste for fans having been deprived of his normal fare of players.

He has lost one sponsor and Adidas is considering too.

Cooking lesson!

I mentioned my bacon and egg plans a couple of posts ago, here’s how I do bacon and eggs:

First, fry off the bacon and drain the excess lard off into the deep fry pan (I know, I’m a Scrooge; waste nothing)

Then heap the bacon in the middle, like this…

Pity, I managed to break two yolks

Pity, I managed to break two yolks

But once it’s on the plate, it doesn’t look to bad. ..

Add some parsley

Add some parsley and salt and pepper

Hey ho, scrumptious…

The only thing left to do is nom nom nom.

This Orc didn't get a part, too cute

This Orc didn’t get a part, too cute

Three nights ago, I decided to watch The Hobbit, a film that I had downloaded on Emule. Wonderful! At least it was until we got the the big chase by the Orcs… that was when I discovered that I had downloaded CD1 of 2. Back to Emule, found CD2 and watched the second half the next night.

I had heard a lot of criticism about the film, which is why I had procrastinated watching it.

I enjoyed it, the critics were blowing it out their arses. Yes, the photo of the doggy came up in Google amongst all the ugly orcs, as the file was named orc, I can only assume that is his name.

The Sudanese woman sentenced to death for apostasy, then released, then rearrested… is now free again. Let’s hope she remains that way. Apparently she was rearrested for using false documents; a trumped up charge. She had a South Sudan passport with US visa. Her husband is South Sudanese, but an American citizen. The South Sudan confirmed the docs were legitimate.

Laws like the Sudanese death penalty for apostasy show how ridiculous the extreme elements of Islam are.; and that they will never be taken as a serious religion as long as they exist. It’s not a matter of bashing Muslims, it’s just common sense. Most religions in the world have evolved as society accepts changes; there are only two that don’t extreme Judaism and Islam. That’s as I see it, if you don’t like it, then evolve. You can add extreme Christians to that as well.

Severe deprivation… there is no football today! In fact, none until Saturday, oh woe is me.

Now, I must get more coffee and go for that waddle around to see about my standby monitor.

I still haven’t discovered where the question mark is. Am I doomed to post question markless blogs today…




Ever Been Stuck for Words?

That’s me, now.

Took me about five minutes to state the obvious.

guaratibaBrazilian weather doesn’t like the pope. Today a mass involving the 14 stations of the cross was moved from the planned site in Guaratiba to Copacabana. The site in Guaratiba was a quagmire of mud and totally unusable despite R#24 million being spent on the infrastructure, That’s a lot of wasted money.

I have just watched the pomp and ceremony on TV. About 1.5 million people attended in the cold wind; at least there was no rain.

Today was exciting. I napped, I supermarketed, I renapped, I lunched on homemade hamburgers and read the news, again. Between all that activity I managed to post on most blogs.

The sun managed to shine, although it was still bitterly cold.

I hope he's found a comfy blanket

I hope he’s found a comfy blanket

Lixo has disappeared. He’s a Tom cat, so I expect him to be absent overnight and come home when he’s hungry. But this time he has been away for more than 48 hours; I am fearing the worst. The last visit home he wasn’t his usual hungry self, the same symptom that manifested in Meow Meow’s and da Meow’s demise. I fear he has been poisoned. He managed to escape the previous round that claimed two cats and five dogs in the near neighbourhood, but his luck may have run its course.

I sincerely hope that I am being premature, and that he’ll jump through the bars on the door at any moment.

I’m going to leave it her for now.


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