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Chatter, chatter, chatter

Never mind, it will soon be over.

A typical Sunday morning, the laundry lady and banal chatter descend and wreck the normally tranquil setting of what I call home.

I’ll need to make more coffee to overcome the trauma.

Lovely day yesterday, until it started to rain. Lots and lots of rain, it ws a real storm. Only lasted about two hours, then rained normally all night. My passion fruit vines had lots of flowers, ten in fact, but because of the rain there were no bees. But I did get a small video of one in the initial stages of opening.

Not very exciting, hardly an action movie. I would have filmed more, but my arms got tired…

However, here’s a shot of the half open flower next to it.

Half open

Half open

And the next flower…

Fully open

Fully open

Fatal error at the botequim. The beer delivery was a day late and he ran out of cold beer… So the bar wasn’t its usually busy self. I ended up relaying bottles to my freezer, so I had beer. My freezer takes a bout a half hour to chill two bottles, whereas the big coolers in the bar require more than eight hours to chill a fridge full.

The pope has disappointed me. He refused to meet the Dalai Lama because of sensibilities with China. Kow towing to China is only giving the bastards strength. He rally missed a chance to show them that they can’t rule the world.

Silly Box: The Canadian Navy has banned booze from their ships.

Very cool day today, totally overcast. I have posted on all but one blog so the morning has been productive. Once I tune out the banal banter, I can get things done.

The rest of the day is another do-nothing day, at least the beer will be cold.

Oh, the sun is trying to burst through the clouds…

Later.

A Mucky Day

My laundry lady is about this old

My laundry lady is about this old

Laundry lady came.

Chatter.

Laundry lady went.

Chatter stopped.

The day started out sunny, then it unsunnied and remained cloudy for the rest of the day.

Things didn’t pan out the way I planned today. So I had a beer and went home for some Nap-fu practice.

The chorizo (black pudding) didn’t arrive.

The sausage man didn’t arrive.

The fridge man didn’t arrive.

Had some more Nap-fu practice.

Football time.

I was an hour early. Still can’t get the hang of this bloody daylight savings time.

Football…

Football finished.

It wasn’t my team, they played yesterday and won 4-0.

No fridge = no food.

Got dressed and called a taxi. More than an hour later it arrived. You can’t imagine what I was calling that taxi!

Dinner out.

Home… and here I am.

That about sums up my day.

A total non-event.

Later, I’m off to bed.

*Yawns* Monday already

OMGIMondayMonday has arrived.

*Thinking dark thoughts*

The laundry lady is here, I can’t concentrate, yabber, yabber, blah, blah…

Laundry lady has now gone… Yay!

First things first.

There will be a break in transmission while I do some important things, starting with Nap-fu practice. The plants must be watered, although it’s not hot, there is a drying breeze draining the moisture from their pots. The washing is almost all dry.

Then, I am thinking about having lunch, out. That way there are no ugly dirty dishes until supper time.

Later… I promise.

A Lumbering Start

Cure all

Cure all

Today did not start well.

Still have a belly ache, but it is subsiding with the help of the milk of magnesia that I got this morning.

What really pissed me off today was that I discovered that my digital camera had been stolen. I used it on Saturday, but in my rush to clear up the BBQ I had left it on the table in the yard.

I discovered its absence this morning. It’s pretty obvious where it went as the only person to have been in my house was the laundry lady on Sunday morning who hung clothes alongside the table. Missing also was R$2 in coins I had left on the coffee table; this had happened once before, about six weeks ago with a R$2 note.

I was so rattled after discovering the theft, I couldn’t even nap. Then my afternoon student rang and cancelled. Okay that’s when I was off with a hiss and a roar. I went out for some therapy.

One of these

One of these

I bought some new handkerchiefs, milk of magnesia and then went hunting.

I found my prey after visiting three shops; a nice little Canon digital camera. I don’t feel so bad now and managed a nap when I got home.

Now I have to learn my new camera.

This time I’ll be a little more careful.

Oh, and the laundry lady, she’ll be getting a don’t-bother-coming-back when she turns up next week.

Now all that remains is to find a replacement laundry lady, or I could buy a washing machine; I’ve got the money there to pay cash.

1mensalãoBrazil has arrested most of the politicians and bankers that were found guilty in the mensalão scandal, although one escaped to Italy. It will remain to be seen how long they stay in prison. Some have already applied for habeus corpus, which is used far to flippantly here. Brazil’s justice system is a real mockery. Half of the accused, those sentenced to less than 8 years will start off spending only the night in prison, they will be allowed out during the day. Several more, who were sentenced to lesser terms (2 or 3 years), will never see jail, because they will be serving community based sentences. What a bunch of clowns?

The naughty Toronto mayors loses more powers…

Looks like New Zealand has lost its bid for the FIFA World Cup. Mex vs NZ last week, 5-1; next play off is on the 20th, Wednesday in New Zealand. There needs to be a miracle.

Looks like the beginning of the end, just had a nasty altercation with the bathroom. Looks like the old ENOs ad “If the bottom’s falling out of your world… take ENOs and let the world fall…”

With that inspirational thought.

Later.

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