For knocked over by a feather

This is a little Post for Merby (as I have named her) at knocked over by a feather  If you don’t follow her – why not? She has brilliantly funny posts, every day life situations and informative. So hop over and visit if you haven’t already.

She was lovely enough to write a post on me on ‘Awesome Sunday’ see below:

As she mentioned in her post, whilst out one morning with Mr. S  I saw a painting of the Beatles in a shop window, I immediately thought of her (as she a Beatles nut) and took a shot on my phone. Sadly, I lost it somewhere amongst the blog universe, so I share it again today for HER, (as Mr. S and I went there for breakfast again this morning) not to the shop where they had the pictures ( because that would be too weird), but the Cafe next to it.

So Merby my lovely for doing what you did, this is a a small token of my gratitude in appreciation for what you wrote about me.

PS: Unfortunately they moved the painting, so it was really tricky trying to get a worthwhile shot, due to the window reflection and the street behind me 😦


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But I thank you from my ‘beaty’ thing for being so kind

Oh dear…. for the love of Spam

What i don’t understood is actually how you’re now not really much more smartly appreciated than you may be now. You are very intelligent. You recognize thus considerably on the subject of this matter, made me in my view imagine it from a lot of varied angles. Its like women and men don’t seem to be involved unless it is something to do with Woman gaga! Your personal stuffs outstanding. All the time handle it up!

My reply – no I did DELETE – but if I did.

Smartly appreciated – why thanks, so you are saying I am smart but at the moment not as appreciated as I should be, I’ll get onto that straight away, thanks for the heads up though!

Very Intelligent – again what can I say, you obviously have great insight.

Recognise thus considerably on the subject of this matter – Erm..come again?

Imagine it from a lot of varied angles – imagined what, from what angles, are you being disgusting? Do I need to call the Spam Police?

Women & Men don’t seem to be involved unless to do with Woman gaga – What the hell is Gaga doing in here?

Your personal stuffs outstanding – wow, such a way with words, thanks… I think

All the time handle it up – handle what up, the broom, the mop, the vacuum cleaner, sorry but I have no **Bleeping* idea what you are on about.

Gotta luv ’em….


Famous Dinner Guests – What Question would I ask each of them?

Ahh ruleofstupid has requested that I answer the following:-

What question would I ask each of my dinner guests.

This is going back to my previous post of having a dinner party and who would I invite (the tongue in cheek) funny one not the serious one… hmm ok here then  so if you haven’t been following (pardon the pun) you simply need to get a wriggle on and catch up.

1st guest – Dalai Lama – “So your Holiness, trip over your robes much?”

2nd guest – The White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland – “Seriously dude, ever think of buying a wrist watch?”

3rd guest – Elvis – “You can tell me, how many times did Priscilla have to sew those pants?”

4th guest – Bette Davis – “So Betts, kept your hyperthyroidism under wraps for quite some time, didn’t you?”

5th guest – Jerry Lewis – “You can tell me, Dean didn’t really like ‘the drink’ did he?”

6th guest – HRH (Queen) – “If Di was able to come back, would you apologise?”

7th guest – Albert Einstein – “So ..what exactly is the equivalence of matter and energy, E = mc2 (and by implication, the ability of gravity to “bend” light), the existence of “rest energy”, and the basis of nuclear energy….really mean?”

8th guest – Sherlock Holmes – “How much do you have to pay for your Coke?”

9th guest – Julias Caesar – “Your kids, who were they again, there was Caesarion, Augustus, Tercia, Bigusdickus?

10th guest – Marilyn Monroe – “You glad now you put your knickers on when you stood over the subway grate?”

11th guest – Santa – “Have you thought about losing weight, those chimneys aren’t getting smaller you know?”

12th guest – Robert Burns (Scottish Poet) – “How pissed are you that your Can Ye Labour Lea tune was set to Auld Lang Syne?

13th guest – Pope Benedict XVI – “Bet you’re laughing all the way to the Vatican with your Twitters beating that Bieber fella?”

14th guest – Michelangelo – “Are you wishing you had invented the Cherry Picker now?”

and that folks is all





The serious side # 2 of the Challenge – Guess who’s coming to dinner.

My 60th Post for the Month – Yes I ramble – yes I write – it’s what I do.

Written at the request of ruleofstupid…who has helped me get through my days & fingers crossed may continue. So I thank you and courtesy .

Your perfect dinner party, who are your guests and why (anyone from any time in history).

William Shakespeare – A respected Poet and Playwright – to sit next to such a talented individual would surely give me inspiration.

Leonardo Di Vinci – A diversely talented painter who also was a writer, a musician, an engineer, a scientist – so much could be learnt from this man. As I also paint (though I haven’t for some time) I would be enthralled to have him as a dinner guest.

Harry Houndini – I was always intrigued by the Movie ( with Tony Curtis). I want to know how he performed his death defying stunts.

John Merrick – The Elephant Man – To have been haunted his entire life because of his deformity shows strength and courage and I would be honoured to hear his story.

Meryl Streep – Simply because this is a woman who I have admired for years on the screen, I find her acting skills second to none.

Neil Armstrong – The first person to walk on the moon – To find out what those first steps that he took felt and meant to him.

Dalai Lama – To hear words of wisdom, his peacefulness that could only radiate into my soul.

Ann Sullivan – Who taught Helen Keller – again strength and courage and more so her tenacity & belief that she could teach the young Helen.

My  list could go on but the below are just because (unfortunately some are no longer with us)

George Clooney


Bette Davis

Heath Ledger

Princess Diana

Henry VII

Ann Frank

Jerry Lewis

Mother Theresa


Challenge # 2 From I need Help – Guess who’s coming for dinner.

This one kindly requested from ruleofstupid  an interesting and talented human being.

At your perfect dinner party, who are your guests and why (anyone from any time in history)

I have embellished on the theme somewhat..

Here it goes…

“Dinner is served in the dining room please, if you’ll come this way”. “I have put name cards of where you are sitting”.

“Just as we should cultivate more gentle and peaceful relations with our fellow human beings, we should also extend that same kind of attitude towards the natural environment.  Morally speaking, we should be concerned for our whole environment”.

So Dalai what your trying to tell me is I shouldn’t have used cardboard..from paper..and shouldn’t have cut down the tree?

“I’m late. I’m late. For a very important date. No time to say “Hello, Goodbye”.  I’m late, I’m late, I’m late.”

“No you aren’t late at all, now would you PLEASE take your seat and stop jumping on the table”.

“I did the Ed Sullivan show four times. I did the Steve Allen show. I did the Jackie Gleason show”.

“That’s really cool King, however the dinner will get cold if we don’t start”.

“There comes a time in every woman’s life when the only thing that helps is a glass of champagne.”

“Right then Blanche I’ll get that immediately then shall I, or shall a serve you up a dead parakeet under glass instead!?”

“People hate me because I am a multifaceted, talented, wealthy, internationally famous genius.”

“Tickets on yourself Jerry?”

“Charles dear, use the Royal Flight; they keep one plane on permanent standby, in case I should kick the bucket.”

“What??? You haven’t even touched your food yet!”

“If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.”

“No shit Sherlock – I mean Einstien, how about you shutting it and eat?!”

“My name is Sherlock Holmes. It is my business to know what other people don’t know”.

“Yep- we got it, he’s Einstein – your Sherlock what you don’t know is that you’ll get a clip in the ear if you don’t start eating”!

“It is not these well-fed long-haired men that I fear, but the pale and the hungry-looking”.

“Give me strength they wouldn’t be hungry looking Julias if they would start eating!”

“When you don’t have any money, the problem is food. When you have money, it’s sex. When you have both, it’s health. If everything is simply jake, then you’re frightened of death”.

“I am starting to lose it here people – there IS food there – in front of you –  and why Marilyn are you bringing up sex?!”


“That’s not nice Santa now eat”.

”Some hae meat and canna eat, And some wad eat that want it; But we hae meat, and we can eat, And sae the Lord be thanket.”

“What the… ok I’m sure Burnsy wasn’t on my invitation list and if you will kindly notice there IS MEAT!”

“He was a man of an unbounded stomach”.

“How can you say that Henry when he has’ne even touched his food!”

“Young people in particular, I appeal to you: bear witness to your faith through the digital world!….Employ these new technologies to make the Gospel known, so that the Good News of God’s infinite love for all people, will resound in new ways across our increasingly technological world!”

“Ok who the hell is sending text messages at the dinner table, you’ve set Benedict off again”.

“I feast on wine and bread, and feasts they are”.

“Michael …sweety… I have provided MORE than wine and bread here”.

The End….

Perhaps the next one will be more serious….

TV Shows…. how many have you really watched?

I live in Australia – for those that do not know that already and last night I was thinking of the TV shows that are my favourites and well they are mainly American and some English.

Now how does that work?  In my opinion (and it is only MY opinion) Australian TV shows have only come into ‘being there own’ possibly over the last 10 years. Of course this is subjective, what one likes another won’t, what one gets hooked on, another can take or leave.

When I was younger I watched:-

The 50’s –  

Comedy – Abbott & Costello Show, Red Skelton Show

Swoon Material – Adventures in Paradise (Captain ADAM TROY)

Just because I liked it – Crossroads, Ed Sullivan Show, I Love Lucy, LASSIE, MY FRIEND FLICKA, The Mickey Rooney Show, Red Skelton Show, Wonderful World Of Disney.

Obviously my testosterone was getting confused with my oestrogen levels – Bonanza, Circus Boy, Cisco Kid, Dennis The Menace, Leave it to Beaver, Rin Tin Tin, Robin Hood,  Sea Hunt, Zorro, Wagon Train

The 60’s

Comedy  – Days Of Lives, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Gilligans Island, Greenacres, The Munsters, Jerry Lewis Show.

Swoon Material – Dr. Kildare, Ben Casey (I see can see his dark hair), The Mod Squad, The Monkees ..yes Davy Jones,

Just because I liked it – Adams Family, The Munsters, Daktari, The Dean Martin Show, The Beverley Hillbillies, Bewitched, Daktari, General Hospital, The Ghost & Mrs. Muir, Father of the Bride, The flying Nun, I Dream of Jeannie, Julia, Markus Welby, Mr. Ed, The Patti Duke Show, Petticoat Junction, That Girl, NATIONAL VELVET,Flipper, Brackens World,

Inward battle with testosterone – Daniel Boone, F Troop, High Chaparral, Lost in Space, The Man from Uncle..(ok I swooned over Illya), Laramie, Rawhide, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Outer Limits, The Virginian, My Favourite Martian.

The 70’s –

Comedy – Are you Being Served, Dean Martin, Fawlty Towers, Mork & Mindy, The Odd Couple.

Swoon Material – The Partridge Family…yes uh huh David Cassidy, Little House on The Prairie – double uh huh Michael Landon, Dallas..afraid so folks it was Bobby all the way!

Just because I liked it – Knots Landing, The Love Boat, Sonny & Cher, The Young & The Restless, The Parkinson Show, Charlie’s Angels.

Inward battle with testosterone – Starsky & Hutch.

The 80’s –

Comedy – The Cosby Show, Married with children

Swoon Material – Magnum P.I….yup ..sorry, Miami Vice..come on who didn’t like those rolled up sleeves??, Remington Steele (ladies I mean Pierce!)

Just because I liked it – Bold & The Beautiful, China Beach, Highway to Heaven, Moonlighting, St. Elsewhere, Thirty Something.

Hmm no Testosterone?

The 90’s – 

Comedy – Absolutely Fabulous, Bless This House, The Nanny,

Swoon Material – OMG…there isn’t any!

Just because I liked it – 7th Heaven, Party of Five, Picket Fences, Suddenly Susan

Inward Battle with Testosterone – The Sopranos

I can honestly say there weren’t many  TV shows that were Australian produced/directed that I had an obsession with. I can’t give you a reason why. We have brilliant actors/actresses, we have great story lines…but for some reason… perhaps American shows were not “like we had or lived” more reality that made me veer towards them…who knows. I am sure there are some that I missed out on and it’s a wonder I didn’t need glasses by the age of 12.

Now what are my favourites and yes for some I set a reminder in my phone?

Offspring….BEST AUSSIE TV SHOW produced!

Bondi Vet – if you can Google…oh my this Vet 🙂

Grey’s Anatomy & Private Practice (Medical Theme going on here)

Brothers & Sisters (Though sadly not on anymore over here)

Drum role…. Housewifes of Beverley Hills, Housewives of NYC , Tabatha Takes Over & Ellen.

I don’t know what these shows say about me… my taste is varied perhaps or I was terribly bored as a child?

What are your favourites?

What are your MUST SEE’s?

Any wonder I have time to post, but the list has shortened somewhat as I have got older…thankfully.