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To Fly in the Face of Convention

17963910Oh how uptight we have become as beings. We have become so prudish, so scared of ourselves in all manner of unbelievable ways.

This post was inspired by a post Liberating on Angie’s Grapevine.

Angie went outside in her unmentionables much to the horror of her daughter.

My immediate thought was “I do that!” so what? I’ve actually been outside in less, in a cowardly brief excursion to the washing line.

Convention has us so bound up that we’re too scared to poop mentally.

I certainly am not conventional, I sleep naked, no sheet in the summer, just the lovely fan. Pyjamas are a waste of material. I pee in the shower, why waste water on a flush, when you’ve got water going down the drain any way.

I’m not afraid to fly in the face of convention!

The Pope arrives today. 4pm. I wonder what TV host will have him on his show, will it be the exceedingly boring Faustão, the disorganised rabble of Esquentão, or Calderão do Huck? Or will he just be quietly dissected by our bland friend Jô Soares?

Brazil has the habit that any personality, famous, mundane or of absolutely no general interest at all gets to do the rounds of all the TV shows.

Does the Pope do TV shows? He should, it would enhance his popularity enormously. Or does he just do St Peter’s Square? He needs a front man.

My pee smells funny. I had forgotten that side effect of asparagus…

Found this; a cat with attitude.

dogsbumflowerI think that’s just wonderful. It could happen on any Monday…

Yes, here we go, it’s Monday; Pope week. Disruptions, nothing at all important on the news, lost students, days off aplenty. Today, the holiday doesn’t begin until 4pm. Then it’s back to normal for Tuesday and Wednesday, then four days off…. and the really disturbing aspect of all that is that it will be Monday again!

You can’t escape them, you know.

Later

Update:

Beware the Royal Baby! and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!”

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Rituals

Coffee sacred morning timeLife is full of little rituals.

We don’t usually recognise them as rituals, rather just the things we do and when and how we do them.

It doesn’t matter whether it’s getting out of bed or brushing your teeth, there’s a certain way you do it; that’s a ritual in as much a ritual as a Catholic who fingers their rosary without thinking.

My morning ritual, for it was a ritual, as sacred as the coffee that accompanied it, was to sit at my kitchen table with a view of the street, with coffee and the Press opened to the crossword page.

Coffee must be drunk, and the cryptic crossword completed before anything else happened that day.

Alas, I am in Brazil, I only get the Press cryptic crossword once a week on the net. Oh how I miss my little ritual. I have better coffee now, but I miss the newspaper. Brazilian newspapers just don’t do it, and their crosswords are pathetic.

2552The fickle consumer. That’s me. For years I have stuck to Pilão coffee because I considered it the best, but it went over the R$5 limit for 500gms (1lb) some years back and since I have diversified my tastes to whichever is on special; that could be any of three different brands. The other week, Pimpinela was on special, so I got a couple of sacks. It had been recommended to me. The result is that because of their pricing structure, Pilão has lost the custom of a fickle consumer who found a better coffee.

Businesses really are stupid.

There’s not really a lot to say today, other than it’s sunny and mild; it won’t last, another cold front has crossed the Uruguay border in the south and should be here by the weekend. Pyjama weather.

Yesterday, I was changing out of my pyjamas to go to work when the student rang and cancelled, I changed back into my pyjamas and continued blogging.

So far today, I have blogged. I have managed to avoid the steely eyes of the dishes in the sink. I have lunched, I have napped and watered the plants. The highlight of the day was squeezing fresh orange juice, so yummy.

stoppedmedsvoices1I saw this yesterday, and made a meme thingy for it.

I don’t take Prozac, but I can imagine it.

To me the message is, leave the meds, be yourself; stop trying to be normal, it’s boring.

Later.

 

Crazy Cow

Better looking than the crazy cow I was married to

Better looking than the crazy cow I was married to

No, I’m not referring to the ex… (although it could be appropriate)

I am referring to a series of events that led me to a crazy cow. I have just posted on Eco-Crap about buttercups, they are poisonous you know. Which led me to ask myself, why are cows sometimes called ‘Buttercup’. My next thought was ‘crazy cows’, as I was on a search engine page, I typed in crazy cow.

I did not expect this —>

Some days are just full of surprises.

Remember, I warned that the refusal of four European countries to allow Evo Morales’ (Bolivian president) to fly over their airspace because they assumed (probably via the USA) that the current whistleblower was on board, but wasn’t, would have severe ramifications. It has, four South American countries are withdrawing their envoys from the four countries. Imagine if that had happened to Obama’s plane for whatever reason, the USA would have declared war!

There are still sporadic protests around Brazil. Cabral (the Rio de Janeiro governor) really pissed me off yesterday by citing ‘violent’ protestors and protests. None of the protestors or protests have been violent; rather violent elements and vandals have infiltrated the peaceful protests and caused the problems that resulted in police actions. There has even been footage of genuine protestors trying to expel the violent trouble makers from the events, and two filmed instances of them destroying boxes of Molotov cocktails confiscated from the masked infiltrators. Cabral is using the actions of the troublemakers to denigrate the peaceful protests.

Zimmerman was found not guilty. I can’t believe it! While I was not privy to the evidence in full, I found the prosecution raised too many unanswered questions that could not be answered, like no Zimmerman DNA under Trayvon’s fingernails which there would have been if Trayvon had beaten Zimmerman in the manner described; if Zimmerman had had his head beaten on the road has described, where was the blood? It was never found. I am convinced this was a severe miscarriage of justice. I agree that Zimmerman was a ‘wanna be cop’, a psychopath and that he killed Trayvon because he wanted to and he could get away with it, as he ultimately has.

An article in BBC News, more British soldiers have committed suicide since than were killed in Afghanistan…

Texas legislators are still sticking their noses into women’s vaginas where they don’t belong.

Here’s something we should stew on… We need smokers and smoking. The current paradigm is all wrong. If we ban smoking, the population of the world increases. While smoking uses health funds, those funds are less than governments would pay out in pensions of saved lives. As I have said before, the over-population problems is not the number of babies being born, but that less people are dying. Nature had a wonderful balance, once again man is screwing it up.

Lovely sunny Sunday out there, should be beer o’clock soon.

Lunch yesterday was chicken cubes in a white wine cream sauce, with boiled pumpkin, savoury cabbage and mashed potatoes.

Today’s lunch will be leftovers…

It’s 9:30, I should change from my pyjamas to something a little more suitable, I just heard the shutters on the bar go up, so it must be beer o’clock.

 

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