I Need even more pity now
I need lots more pity now. I am still suffering from this bad bout of man-flu. Can't seem to get rid of it no matter what I do.
This morning I had my day all planned out. I was going to go out for a walk and see just how far I would get before I felt bad. I managed to walk (stumble / crawl / stagger etc) to the end of the road that I live on. I stopped for a breather and then went on. I had arranged to meet my wife at Bangor Abbey. Seeing as it was all downhill from where I was I kept going. By the time i got to the Abbey I was on the point of collapsing. Even my voice was affected.
My wife and I then came home. For me that was easy. She was driving. I was just sitting. Got home and went to bed. I then realized that I was still no better than I was last week. That's put paid to all my other plans for the rest of the week.
All the best plans etc etc.
I am now up but not running about. I have had to make various phone calls and send e mails to cancel / postpone things that had been arranged by me / for me in the next week, just to play safe. I don't want to be doing anything and then falling flat on my face in the middle of it. I know how that feels after talking to Dr Smirnoff on many an occasion.
Another story / ies
While I have been off I have been having great battles of the mind with some of these people from around the world. No, not chess or scrabble or anything like that. Ebaying. Thats the one. How to figure out if your bid is higher than his / hers without bidding too much. I had some money in my Paypal account and I thought to myself, what can I buy to add to my Rolling Stones collection? So I started looking around and came across a product that I haven't really given much thought to. Badges / pins / buttons.
Not an expensive item when you think about it but there are some out there that can fetch a pretty penny or five. Anyway. I have been buying up badges etc over the past few weeks while I have been in my sickbed. It has been great fun. I have, over this period, come up against a couple of boys who are very competitive bidders. I have now worked out their strategies on how their minds work when they are bidding against each other. One of these guys is from Germany and the other is from America. I would love to be a fly on the wall when they think they have won and then out of the blue I come in with a bid that takes all. Although this doesn't happen all the time it is great fun.
The secret is, know your limit before you start bidding. The other secret is, ^&*^%$. Sorry, I can't tell you. I worked it by myself. You do the same
Just took a break there to see how my next triumph is doing. If I don't win, ah well. There are plenty more Rolling Stones in the sea.
Maybe the next time I am writing I will be feeling a lot better. I certainly hope so. At the moment i don't have an appetite and I am losing weight quite rapidly. I need to get up and going and do something to make me feel better. What I don't know. I don't think Dr Smirnoff can help me this time. Although I do have a good friend over in London who is advising me well by phone and e mail. He isn't a Doctor but he did work in a hospital theatre in the past. He keeps me right. Don't you buddy?
I will go now as i am being called for din dins. What I can eat of it anyway
Posted :: Wednesday 2/27/2008 9:34:00 AM
Feel free to take pity on me!
I am in my bed with my two bitches, one blond and one red head. Sorry dogs. One Golden Retriever. One Pale Blond Retriever. My only true friends in the world at this moment in time. My wife and daughter are at church. My son has just arrived home after being out all night and is away to bed. I am in my bed dying of the man flu again. Yes, the same man flu that I had a couple of weeks ago. Only this time it's worse. The only company I have is Radio Two and my two dogs, who are so faithful to me when I am eating toast that they won't leave me alone. I think that they think that they are the toast guardians of the house. They can hear the toaster being put on from anywhere in the house.
I do hope that I get better soon. Being stuck here in the bedroom is no fun. Especially when you have to listen to some of the crap that is spoken on the radio. I know, I know, re-tune to another station. Simple answer to that. I couldn't be fecked.
I may get up and have a bit of lunch with the rest of my family later. I fancy some of the delicious celery soup that I made before I was struck down. There may even be some healing powers in it that will make me stay up on my feet for a while. Who knows?
Because of this latest man flu I had to cancel going to a party that we were invited to last night. Pity really, I was looking forward to it. One of my French friends is back in town and i was looking forward to catching up with him. Find out what he 's been doing with himself since he was last over. You know, the usual stuff. Also, to meet up with Dr Smirnoff again. I haven't seen him for a while either!
I am currently looking for a set of bowls. No, not baking bowls, but indoor sporting type bowls. Keep your ears and eyes open. The price of a new set is absolutely phenomenal. Second hand will do me nicely sir. I have been looking on Ebay recently but to no joy. None of the bowls there are what I want. I want something that will appeal to my personality. None of those dull brown things. I want colored bowls. Brightly colored bowls. If possible, multi tie dyed colored bowls. I will keep on looking. Unless , of course , you can find them for me. Let me know!!
Another problem with the Post Office this week. I had purchased a CD on Ebay. One that I was looking forward to listening to. No, it wasn't a Rolling Stones CD but that's not the point. They lost the feckin' thing. Fortunately for me the nice guy that I bought it from has given me a full refund, and not only that, he has informed me that even if it does turn up, I can keep it FOC as compensation for the hassle. There are some very nice people out there in Ebay land.
Don't be put off by the bad news stories that you hear about Ebay. I would swear by it. As long as you do things by the rules there is no reason for any problems. Prime example above.
My bedroom is starting to close in on me. I will either have a wee nap or go downstairs. What to do, what to do!
Nap time I think
Ta ta for now
Posted :: Sunday 2/17/2008 4:28:00 AM
UNDERESTIMATION by a long shot
Definitely. I underestimated by how much the feckers were going to charge me to send a parcel to Belgium. I thought that £5.50 would cover it. And that included the packaging. But no. They wanted , wait for it, £25.45!!! This means that the buyer (them) is laughing his nuts off. And me (the seller) is crying his nuts off. The (being the Post Office) bloody feckers certainly know how to charge!!!
Ah well. It's all part of being a dealer in the wonderful world of EBAY. I can always make up my loss along the line by adding a wee bit here and a wee bit there in p/p costs to my buyers. Can't I? You know, the way the Americans do!! After all, I do have loads more gack to sell to the unsuspecting world of buyers out there.
Got a letter in the post this morning from my GP. He wants me to try out a new drug to replace an old drug. In other words he wants me to use a cheaper drug instead of the more expensive drug.
The thing about this drug is, instead of taking it in the morning I take it in the evening. The side effect of the drug is minimal. I trust my doctor. He keeps me alive. He has my best interest at heart.
What do I need to avoid when I take this drug. No, not my favorite drink (Vodka) but another favorite drink----my drink of the morning-----my liver up kicker up the backside drink of the day.....GRAPEFRUIT JUICE. I must avoid feckin' grapefruit juice. I need to speak to him about this. I also love to have grapefruit in the morning. Does that constitute juice as well?
We will soon see.
A friend of mine who lives a long long long way away from here (Toronto to be precise) mentioned to me in one of his recent mails to me that there is another friend of mine out there who reads this rubbish all the time. He has asked me to refer to him as Danny Boniducci. Apparently he will know that I am talking to him. Won't you John? Oooop's I mentioned a name. I don't mention names on this blog. You know. Just in case. Isn't that right John Mealy? (John is a member of the Partridge Family for those of you who might be interested)
I didn't mean to name drop there but my fingers got the better of me. It happens sometimes. You know. The middle finger, the two finger. All the fingers. Just have no control over them sometimes. What can I do. Hey John? (darn, again)
Of course there is also the perpetrator of the passage above. He is just known as 'HORRIBLE'. He is the real reason behind all of this. His nickname is Horrible because he is, by his own addmitance, just Horrible!!!!
Better go now. My fingers might get more out of control than I would want them to and it would mean naming more names. That would never do. Would it?
Posted :: Saturday 2/9/2008 7:41:00 AM
It's Pancake Day Today. Yipeee
Yep. Pancakes galore. As many as I can eat all in one sitting. I have just finished my dinner. The best dinner of the year as far as I am concerned. A plateful, sorry a BIG plateful of my daughter's best pancakes. (take note, my daughter is the chief pancake maker in our household). Some people call it Shrove Tuesday, I just call it Pancake Day. The religious meaning behind it doesn't really mean anything nowadays. I did ask around some people who are just slightly younger than myself. Not one of them could tell me what the story behind today actually is. I tried to explain. It went right over their heads. They think a pancake is something that you buy in Tesco's !!!!!! Sad.
Last blog I did mention that my wife was ill. Well , she is still a bit ill and for the first time in her working life she has had to fill in a sick line. As for me. I am now the the one who isn't well. I have the dreaded 'Manflu'. This is a very serious illness and can affect men all over the world. As a result, I am now on a course of anti biotics and trying to overcome this terrible illness. As well as this I am still looking after my wife. She is worse than me. I am trying my best to cope with all the cooking, except for my daughter's pancakes, cleaning etc. The cooking is OK. The cleaning isn't bad either. I manage this by saying, SON, light the fire please. SON, do the hoovering please etc. Up to now it seems to have worked. There is no sign of rebellion , yet!!!
As I sit here blogging away trying to think what has happened in my life since I last blogged, i realize that due to the illness of my wife and my serious bout of Manflu, there hasn't really been anything fantastic. Although I am reading an auto biography on Mama Cass Elliot. It has certainly opened my eyes about this wonderful singer and her life's ups and downs. I am only half way through the book and am really finding things out about the in fighting in the group and all the hassle that she had in her own personal life. Fascinating stuff. Can't wait until i pick the book up again to find out what happens next in her life.
Gotta go now. Good programme coming on on the telly. Good programme later as well. Yes. It's CSI night tonight. Good stuff!
Posted :: Tuesday 2/5/2008 11:17:00 AM