Archive for August, 2009

Another one bites the dust.

Posted in Uncategorized on 27/08/2009 by bimbo78

I’m quite upset about Teddy Kennedy dying. Another one succumbs to the joys of brain cancer. Well at least he had a relatively good innings, especially compared to his brothers.
In my opinion he was president material. Unfortunately his reputation took a bit of a battering when he drove a car off a bridge and killed his female passenger. And supposedly he never wanted the job. But who can blame him after his brothers got assonated. Which reminds me, how famous have you got to be before you become assonated instead of just shot?
RIP Mr Kennedy, I hope your memory lives on.

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Bit of Muse action

Posted in Music on 22/08/2009 by bimbo78

So here I am on a Saturday having a really dull day as Bob has been at work all day and I really couldn’t be arsed to do owt. Well the day just got a lot more interesting.
I was trawling Itunes looking for random tunes, (I downloaded the theme tune to the Channel 5 cricket coverage, some Australian pop rock group which is going to ruin my recommendations for a while) when I noticed the nice Muse symbol at the top of the page. You can listen to 30 second snippets of all of the tracks off their forthcoming album “The Resistance”. I have already heard Uprising and United States of Eurasia but was very happy indeed, (small understatement) to hear the rest. There is a 3 part Symphony at the end which sounded particularly amazing. I REALLY CAN’T WAIT!!!! I want to hear the soaring melodies and apocalyptic rock that Bellamy et al seem to have perfected. Bring it on.

We still love the NHS

Posted in Health on 14/08/2009 by bimbo78

Ok so now I have more details about the post below and felt compelled to add some more.

I might have known that ignorant cow Sarah Palin would be behind this. So the NHS is evil is it? How do you justify that? Something that saves people’s lives, yes saves people’s lives based on how ill they are not how much money they happen to have!!!! And you know what Sarah, I’m not a communist and I think I would be correct in saying a very small percentage of the British population is. We just happen to have a welfare state the NHS being part of it. You’re just making stuff up to try to scare people into not agreeing with Obama, well listen to me undecided yanks, my family has had more than it’s fair share of illness and therefore I consider myself a coniseur of medical treatment. There is NO rationing! It is true that for non urgent matters you may have to wait but if you are desperately ill then I would not want to be anywhere else in the whole world than here. Bless you NHS.

Gordon Brown, I don’t particularly like you as PM but I totally agree with you for once,
“ The NHS often makes the difference between pain and comfort, despair and hope, life and death. Thanks for always being there.”

I love the NHS

Posted in Health on 14/08/2009 by bimbo78

How dare you diss the NHS!!!! You don’t even freaking live here and have therefore have never experienced it so how on Earth can you possibly have an opinion. It’s not Socialist it’s not Victorian, (although some of the hospitals are but who cares about that, they knew how to build much better than we do now). Just because Cuba has an NHS doesn’t mean you can’t have one too. Health care for the poor how can you possibly object to that. People who don’t have the money to pay into health schemes but have the misfortune of becoming ill. Have some responsibility.

Sure the NHS is overstretched due to our growing and aging population, we have an obesity problem and a drinking problem as a nation. There is a cash flow problem because we seem to be ploughing money into stupid wars. You may have to wait a while for ops that aren’t urgent, or in the case of Herefordshire you may have to travel great distances to receive care BUT!! Care is what you receive. If you have the luck that my family has had living in a country that doesn’t have an NHS we would have been bankrupt. My brother was in theatre at QE in Brum within 2 HOURS of being diagnosed with a tumour having brain surgery and they didn’t even do a credit check on us. Come here and tell me that we aren’t lucky. The acute care in this country is some of the best in the world. Oh and ambulances, we call them they come and take us to hospital and we don’t have to pay for it!! We fall down a hill and break our leg they send a helicopter! We don’t get service with a smile, (but we wouldn’t like that as we are British it makes us uneasy) we just get what we need.

Besides, I wouldn’t be able to get private medical insurance, I am now ‘uninsurable’, (yeah thanks for that as if my freaking stressing isn’t bad enough about the head thing without insurance companies ganging up on me too)
Oh and the matriarch worked for the NHS for over 25 years, you diss them she’ll come back and get you.

More excertions

Posted in Dark, Eating Disorder, Running on 02/08/2009 by bimbo78

It is so nice to have a few days off. It’s almost like a holiday which is what we both needed after the disastrous trip to Cornwall. Obviously after Cornwall I ended up having 2 weeks off what with my leave followed by compassionate leave but it certainly wasn’t like a holiday! So far this long weekend I have climbed a Welsh Mountain, had some mates around for dinner, ran a 10km and tomorrow I go to the Ashes.

Chris and Lynn stayed last night along with their dog Kale. Bob and Chris went to the Ashes today and Lynn was nipping off to collect some chickens. I cooked us a big lasagne, (I really have inherited my mum’s ‘must feed people’ gene) then Lynn booted up her lap top and showed us the pics of our wedding which we had actually seen before but it was so nice seeing my family still almost intact. Roy was still there and so was my mum. That day was perfect, I wish I could go back and relive it just once. Obviously there was still one missing, my big bro not there forever leaving an aching void in my heart. I miss you more than ever at the moment Steve although I do wonder how you would have coped with this. I remember the look on your face when mum had her first ‘stroke’. What we realise now was probably the start of the seizures accompanying her very own brain tumour. You were so poorly and you looked into my eyes and said you were terrified that we had lost her. Well we have and now she lies with you forever in your quiet little corner of Weobley. Sorry this was meant to be a happy post about me enjoying a weekend without getting rat arsed and making inappropriate comments about death. Just ignore me, I’m just a bit odd at the moment. I think I may feel that dark place calling me but I’m ignoring it. I am so worried about K at the moment, (I suspect this is the cause of the slight insanity) I am just wishing my time away waiting for him to return. Shh now Jackie, talk sense.

So off Lynn took Bob and Chris to the cricket and went in search of chickens. I drove to Tenbury and did the 10km. I did it last year too and managed to get virtually the same time which is a little disappointing. There is a crazy hill half way round which I beat which is pretty amazing given my preparation, (walking up a welsh mountain 2 days previously and drinking too much the night before).

Chris and Bob will be back soon, (and I’m assuming Lynn also) so another evening of a few vinos and maybe some pizza. Then the last day of the 2nd Test tomorrow. Woo hoo.