Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Yes, We Have No Bananas

A couple of months ago, I was paying this much for an individual banana. Now I'm paying the same price for a whole kilo!

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Twitter -- For The Laugh!

I realise that some of us have real lives, but for those who don't, I'd like to introduce you to Twitter.  You can read about Twitter in the Twitter Help Center or Mashable if you've never heard of it before.  

In a nutshell, Twitter is a social networking thing, similar to Facebook.  You can access Twitter via your Internet browser or download the Twitter app to your phone.  If your phone is so last century that you can't download apps for it, well, that is a discussion for another day.  When you post something on Twitter, it's called a tweet.  If you follow someone on Twitter, that means you can read their tweets.

In addition to a very small, very select group of friends and a smattering of politicians and journalists, I follow some very funny people who are always good for a laugh, although you might not want to check Twitter during a meeting or anywhere that spontaneous laughter is not appreciated.  

Here are my Twitter recommendations for the laugh:
They don't all post often ... MrsStephenFry is the most prolific of the bunch ... but when they do, it's a ripper!

As with most internet things (and sex with strangers), best to be safe.  There is information on how to control who can follow you here.

If you have any other good Twitter recommendations, please share!

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Sneaky Trains

The trains just jump into the laneway do they?

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Love Letter to the Democrats

I got another one of those emails from the Democrats telling me if I give them $3 or more they will take the fight to the Republicans. Here's what I sent them back.

Will you really? Seriously? That's a good one.

If I am concerned about the Republicans' single minded focus on a cruel and misogynist agenda, I am totally dismayed at the spineless and feeble Democratic response. Where is the passion and backbone and, truth be told, strength of character portrayed by the Democratic Party that I have stood by since I registered to vote the day after I turned 18? What happened to the visionary President that I voted for and campaigned for and donated money to and who made me believe that the greatest thing my daughter could aspire to was to be the President of the United States?

The thousands of dollars that I've contributed so far haven't exactly delivered the goods. The quality of the recent mid-term election certainly was a disappointment but no where nearly as soul-sapping as the continued feeble quality of the political debate around continued funding of the government.

You are going to tell the American people how bad the Republican plan for our country is? Here's a bit of a wake-up call: THEY ALREADY KNOW. THEY VOTED THE BASTARDS IN ON THAT VERY PLATFORM.

Given how effective the money I've given the Democratic Party has been to date, I think I'll save that $3, along with the rest of the political contributions I was going to make, until you guys man up, grow a pair and start to show some real leadership. You know, the kind that the Republicans are showing. Show me that kind of leadership and then I'll show you the colour of my money.

Good luck.


I confess that I do feel a bit better to get that off my chest. But only a very little bit.

The next email I read told me that I'd won the Swiss lottery. So, not only do the Democrats miss out on my $3, they won't see a dime of my lottery winnings until they deliver the goods. That'll show 'em!