Friday, August 17, 2007

In which I am officially declared a dork

You remember that rugby competition I was entering to win a press pass to the World Cup? To enter, I had to submit at least four articles by the closing date, which I thought was this coming weekend; it was last night.

I am an idiot. When God was giving out brains, I must have been watching Neighbours.

On the other hand, at least, I can say that I didn't lose (because of bad writing). There's a silver-plated lining to every cloud.

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Over the last three days I have tried to visit every one on the Blogpower blogroll. Quite a few don't appear to have been updated for a while, while a larger number appear to be 'young' Conservatives. Is it me or is this very depressing? If you're not rebelling when you're young, when will you?

There are a variety of verification methods too. I was in the church office yesterday - not working, just had to be there - and I was commenting on a blog and the word verifier was heresy. That struck me as quite interesting as I was in a church building, and a church that many would describe as being on the edge at that. Now I come to relate it, it sounds remarkably boring but it amused me at the time. Such is my life.
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Husband usually grows tomatoes - especially Gardener's Delight - from seed but this year, because he was away so much, he left it too late and ended up buying a tray of mixed plants: the tomatoes time forgot. Some of them are blobby-shaped, others are pepper-shaped. None of them taste very inspiring. But they're pretty.


ThunderDragon said...

But being is young Conservative is rebelling nowadays!

Liz said...

As I wrote it, that thought came to my mind, thunderdragon!

Puss-in-Boots said...

Hi Liz...pretty!

I rebelled when I was young and ended up in the pokey for the night. It was protest march against the Vietnam war, very peaceful. We just sat and the coppers took a dim view and carted us misspent youth!

As for Ken, he caught this awful flu that's sweeping through the state, had a coughing fit, stood up suddenly and blacked out. He shoved his head through the door, sustained a fractured skull, broken nose and two hairline fractures under his eye. At least he did it properly! Anyway that's why he's in hospital, this happened Wednesday last week and he's still there. So it's a bit worrying.

I haven't seen Jane today as yet to find out the latest but I will update on my blog when I do.

Hope all is well in your world. Pity you missed out on the deadline...I do things like that and then kick myself for being such a twit, so you're not the only one. Crap happens.

mdmhvonpa said...

I'm with Thunderdragon ... when I was young and adventurous ... I realized that everyone else was just being plain chaotic to be different and unique .. which made them fairly homogeneous! To really be 'out there', you have to go with the wisdom of the ages. Oh, what a fool I've been!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I love your outlook on life, Liz. "At least I didn't lose because.."
Yes, strange there are so many YCs. It surprised me as well. But they don't seem heartless like Thatcher's men.
Nice irony that, about "heresy" being the verification word, I mean.
Very pretty tomatoes.
Buon weekend.

fools' cap said...

This is a favourite quote pilfered from the Eden Project:

It is difficult to think of anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a home-grown tomato. - Lewis Grizzard

True, is it not? :)