We have our resident blogger on the evils of racism, but I’m not going to put that much effort into it, so just a Discussion. For me to enter a club in Worcester means that I get stared at, at…Continue
For me I have had the career and family – both still continuing – so my life doesn’t really need to “go” anywhere. I have enough money to last the rest of my life and my main interests are in seeing…Continue
Important question,As the title.........PS Any girl who manages to include me in either category gets a free dinner and a big kiss.PPS Thanks to Bunny for giving me the plagiaristic idea.Continue
I notice that there are none of our standard discussions showing right now so let's talk about playboys again - ready Kami? One in particular - that Mike61 guy.In my days as a moderator [retired for…Continue
OK, if you're looking for marriage then that narrows the field down a bit, but what if you're looking to develop yourself and have a good time?Advantages of married guys:....Don't get ridiculous…Continue
A friend of mine has a few sex toys and may have a male friend staying in her flat for a while - some of the time when she would be out at work. I asked if he would approve of them and she said that…Continue
In particular, do you take into account the probabilities of natural disasters? I’m not talking about the people who were born and grew up there, but we mobiles who choose where we live to some…Continue
You have been left a million in the will of a rich uncle, but there are conditions. You are only allowed two choices about how to spend it:1 Buy an apartment for 0.7million, a car for 0.2million and…Continue
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A week ago I didn't even know these things existed but now I've seen dozens if not hundreds. You can take pictures of yourself in front of beautiful scenery or famous sites without your nose looking like a walrus or the help of a "friend". Friends just get in the way - you have to make some sort of…Continue
I was re-reading some Saki short stories last night - I really like his sense of humour. He died in the front line during the First World War - his final words - Put that bloody cigarette out! before being shot by a German sniper who'd heard the remark. Some quotations:
We all know that Prime Ministers are wedded to the truth, but like other married couples they sometimes live apart
Reginald in his wildest lapses into veracity never admits to being more…Continue
He posted a status:
If some foreigners wants to learn Chinese quickly, they can go to www.youku.com ----->CHINESE WITH MIKE .... Its free AND FUN
So I commented:
If some Chinese girls want to learn English quickly, they can go to English with Mike – it’s free And FUN.
Why only girls?
It’s free for them and FUN for me.
Then he deleted the…Continue
I was eating alone last night and decided that Home Taste would be the place to go, so I strolled along. However, approaching the front door I saw the decorated wedding cars and the bride standing in the doorway. Looking inside I could see a mass of people and even the unpopular upstairs tables looked full. I thought, it’s not too hot so I’ll go to the outdoor area and, rather than fight my way through the crowd, I walked round. Totally full, and just a shrug of the shoulders from the…Continue
Last night – The Kinks:
All life we work but work is bore,
If life's for livin' what's livin' for,
Before that Mott the Hoople:
Oh I wish I'd never wanted then what I want now, twice as much
Now those memories come back to haunt me
they haunt me like a curse
Is a dream a lie if it don't come true
Or is it something worse
Of course Dylan:
Right now I…Continue
A couple of people have asked about this, so I’ll tell you what I know and what we did.
High Speed Trains
A fast way to travel and while you don’t have to be at the station as early as for a flight, you still need to allow time for the nuisance ID checks – passport against ticket – and the x-raying of baggage . The…Continue
My elder daughter and son visited China for a couple of weeks and we took a trip to Fujian.
We left SZ on Monday afternoon and took the fast train to Xiamen, getting into our hotel on Zhong Shan Pedestrian Street at about 8pm. It seems that Xiamen eats early because we had trouble finding a good restaurant open at that time. We spent Tuesday wandering around that area and took a speedboat to Gulangyu Island. It was hot, sticky and very crowded. Not as interesting as I'd…Continue
So what do they know that I don't know? We have three bright, shiny, new signs outside my building telling us what to do in the event or an air raid. Who is going to attack Weipeng Gardens? Vietnamese? Japanese? Taiwanese? An American aircraft carrier moored in HK harbour?
I think I should be told. Anyone out there with information please let me know. SOON.…
I’ve just downloaded two photographs, each 8MB in size – totally unnecessary detail, as I’ll only look at them on my screen, so 1% of that would have been enough. The 16MB got me thinking back about 45 years to my time on the old CDC3300 mainframe I used in those days.
Before about 1970 all user files, however small, were on magnetic tape reels – about 25cm across and 2400 feet long. If your job required many files this meant the operators had to be mounting and dismounting tapes…Continue