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Lisa Marie, one of Elvis’ private jets – BBC image

I woke after Nap-fu practice, buttered a bread roll and poured a half pint of chilled sparkling mineral water. As I settled in front of the PC to read the news, I was shocked. I read “Elvis Presley private parts for sale”. As the fog of sleep lifted, I reread, because I couldn’t believe it… The headline was actually “Elvis Presley private jets for sale”.

Having recovered from that shock, let’s move along.

The temperature yesterday reached freakin-hotºC (that’s 41ºC) or intolerably-hotºF. The thermal sensation 50ºC, we were melting. I set up my private cachoeira (waterfall) by putting the hose through the tiles on top of the fence, borrowed a chair from the botequim and sat under the cascading water to drink my beer. Whenever I vacated the chair, the neighbours two girls took advantage, as well as their dad.

About 4pm we (neighbours and I) set up the BBQ and had grilled salmon, pork ribs, pork belly strips, liver and garlic bread for a late afternoon snack.

By the end of that, I was knackered, running the BBQ, the heat, the beer had all taken their toll. So it was home for the news.

I am miffed. I read the story of an English couple stranded in New York after a five day getaway before the birth of their child, who decided to make an early appearance by some weeks. They are being stung for $200,000 in hospital care, although they had insurance, it is not clear if it covers a birth.

Now, I may be wrong here. But to my mind the birth of a child is Mother Nature at work, sometimes she is unpredictable, therefore I consider this a natural emergency which shouldn’t be charged for, even by a bloody-minded stinking corporate private hospital. Childbirth should be free! We have been overtaken by our own capitalist greed. Somethings like this are just not right.

Boko Haram militants have kidnapped about 40 boys and young men in a raid on a remote village in north-eastern Nigeria. It’s time these cowardly bastards were hunted down like rabid dogs and disposed of. They claim to be Muslims, but their actions form no part of Islam.

Another headline: Most types of cancer can simply be put down to bad luck rather than risk factors such as smoking, a study suggests. This is something that I have thought for many years. From my own family’s experience… Both my grandfathers smoked and drank heavily from the age of about 14, they died at 90 & 92, neither from cancer nor heart problems, rather from natural causes. On the other hand, my father who neither smoked nor drank had heart problems at 59 and died of a stroke at 73. My thoughts have been that you either have cancerous genes, or as this report suggests, cancerous genes can mutate, or not. Lifetyles such as smoking or drinking may exacerbate them.

nothingcheckNow the weather today is much more reasonable, cloudy with the prospect of rain. Still sweating here, but not like yesterday.

It’s 1pm, time to check the botequim. Nothing is planned for the day, another day in which I fully expect to be a successful.


I should be brilliant

lolcats-lazy-habit-cant-brainI read last night that shift work and irregular hours dulls the brain. I’ve spent most of my life working shift work, midnight hours and the like, and even today my life and sleeping habits are irregular.

Just imagine how brilliant I’d be if I hadn’t abused myself so much? It doesn’t bear thinking about.

Maybe that’s why I lack inspiration sometimes…

Yesterday was another hot, hot day. The botequm was closed. SO I had beer in the fridge, the BBQ lit and proceeded to have a leisurely sit under the shade of one of the many trees in front of the house. As it got hotter. I stuck the garden hose through the tiles on top of the fence and made my own little cachoeira (waterfall).

My BBQ corner

My BBQ corner

Pork chops were first up, salted and sprinkled with sage.

My private waterfall on the footpath

My private waterfall on the footpath

One of the local kids discovered my waterfall and made the most of it to cool off.

You can see where I was sitting on the other side of the road.

And that’s where I satyed until the bar opened.

I migrated to the bar, shared my BBQ with others, and relaxed for the rest of the day.

FaceBook has announced that it is making access available to the ‘dark web’ and promises anonymity. That I believe… LOL I have no interest in the dark web, apparently it is used for sinister purposes.

Twitter was wrong again. Telling me I should follow Social media power, media experts and eBay. I have not the slightest interest in these things. If they were so smart, they’d know this.

Scotland got a severe kick in the nuts. A Japanese single malt whisky has come out tops in the latest tastings. In fact Scotch whisky didn’t even make the top five places.

Recently I have made reference to queijo coalho (coalho cheese) when talking about BBQs and stuff. It usually comes on a skewer ready for the BBQ.

queijo coalho 8

BBQing cheese

And doesn’t melt and run everywhere. Exactly what and how it’s made, I have no idea; I just know that it’s delicious. The name coalho means rennet and it is a product of northestern Brazil. Often it is served or even grilled with a sprinkle of oregano.

So, with this my last post for the day…


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