So day three of being off work. Bored still, feeling I am letting people down still but at least Lemony gave me a nice footrub last night (despite crying over Emmerdale for some unknown reason, hehe, her not me).
Well Mr Kyle was all very interesting today but in the advert breaks I did a little channel hopping and hit Living on 114 with Maury entertaining all… the horror I found on there was almost palpable.
The subject of his show today, and I am typing this as a new horror wanders on to the screen, is “opposites attract”. As I flipped over I was aghast to see “71 year old Harvey, blind man and fur coat owner” fondling the amble arse cheeks (and when I say ample I mean ocean liner) of “33 year old THIRTY TWO STONE bird in lycra”. After I finished retching I turned back to see a well proportioned man in his mid 30s, suited and booted and then on walked his missus, Dessiree, blonde, half starkers, nude model, bimbo. Talk about a difference. The new shocker that wandered on a few moments ago was wearing a crop top, tight leggings and weighed more than most single decker buses.! Oh and she liked reggae music so I have just been treated to the sight of the Jamaican equivalent of a bouncy castle “shakin’ her thang” and causing seismologists all over the west coast of the USA to go scrambling for their recorders.
But it does, as usual, bring up an interesting part of everyones lives… do you meet a ‘mate’ (let us REALLY get back to basics here) that is just like you, enjoys pretty much everything you like, thinks like you do and so forth, or do you chase someone who has absolutely nothing in common with you but entertains you in a way you cannot explain.?
Thinking through all of my friends and their partners, such as they are , I struggle to find more than one couple that have nothing really in common with each other. The simple ancient theories of attraction are still deeply built in to us all… we will always choose a mate that we think will provide the best for our offspring, it all comes down to hunter/gatherer instincts from prehistory. Yes it is true that these ideas don’t always ring true though. I think we all know people who seem like a bad “choice” perhaps following heart not head, I know I can, but will we all in the end find ourselves with the best people our instinct finds us.?
Getting back to opposites, my other half, Lemony, is very similar to me. Admittedly her boobies are bigger and I have a fascination with trivia that she finds a little odd, but underneath everything we have a LOT in common. In the past few years I have had about four proper girlfriends that were opposite to me in pretty much everyway. Lemony is the only person in all that time that has had a proper bond with me, I am sure it will continue.
I did notice on the Economist’s web page last night (an American newspaper) that they had defined the UK’s pull out of troops from Iraq as a clear indication that we are severing our ties with the US with regard to that issue. Now as much as I love to hate the Labour party and it’s leaders, Brown has been doing a reasonable job up until now. Obviously with Blair having sold us a bill of shite over the reasons for invading in the first place we should not have been there in the first place. Assisting George W(anker) Bush in any form is always going to become humiliation by association, not that he would be able to understand what that means, but it is going to be much better for our lads out there if they ARE pulled out and the Yanks are left to take up the slack. We don’t need to be there. Our presence has caused as much trouble as good so why stay.?
Sadly the issue of the Middle East countries, especially Iran and Iraq will continue on for the rest of our lifetimes. The region has never been particularly stable (Iran-Iraq war, Kurdish Genocide, Suez Canal problems, Soviet invasion of Afghanistan) but how on earth do you solve a massive mess up such as this.? Very difficult.
There is nothing like watching the Filth Files to put you off a chinese meal. Tepid chicken in a bowl of water, no hot water and chips kept UNDER part cooked meats in a dirty fridge drawer. Lovely. Luckily this feast of botulism is not in the UK but in New zealand. I know my food hygiene standards are a little iffy sometimes but I am usually careful enough to avoid cross contamination twixt cooked and uncooked meat so it surprises me that a shop that sells ONLY food would risk it’s license to sell that one and only lifeline.
There are enough kebab houses and chinese or indian restuarants around town, most of which I have no problem trusting to cook food and treat it in a proper manner. Food hygiene officials seem to be the only part of our town council which works diligently and well towards the wellfare of our community. Yes you do get the familiar scare stories and frequent urban legends about the “Chef’s Special Sauce” or five kinds of spunk in the MDs mayo but if that DID happen then just how long do you think the place would be allowed to trade without rectifying the problem.!?! The Sea Palace is a prime example. It is a fantastic eatery with problems in it’s past. The food is never bland, always hot, well cooked, the staff friendly and clean and the whole set up seems right. So a few years ago they had a problem with cockroaches… fair enough, they got fined and cleaned up their act… now they are clean and allowed to trade once more.
But what about somewhere like Stal’s or Deniz’s (why DO people call it Densley’s.???) they serve people who are frighteningly drunk every night of the week. If someone WAS contaminated by food poisoning then how would they actually find out.? In a restaurant people tend to be sober, together and with it. I am certainly not suggesting that either of the above two places would be anything other than perfect with regard to their food, I have eaten from both places often, but it must be hard as a food inspector to do anything but a regular inspection or take drunken people’s words for it… being sick after 9 bottles of Newkie Brown must be difficult to distinguish from lobbing your guts out due toE.Coli.
And finally, can anyone on Nordrissal run me through Deadmines with a high level character please.?