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15 February 2007 at 07:36

balanced diet

Before sailing to Queensland recently, Cap'n Kev came to visit, and to let me fix up his computer, so he'll be able to play Diablo during the voyage.

While I was busy on his laptop and couldn't see what he was doing, he quietly slipped some provisions into my fridge, as a thank-you.

Well, my partner has a habit of going to the supermarket without first checking what we already have in the fridge. She often comes home with food that we don't need, and I complain about the waste when it ends up being thrown out or given to the dog.

So later in the day, when I opened the freezer and discovered an extra two cartons of chocolate fudge ice-cream, I naturally assumed she had done it again, and I complained bitterly to her. We had a bit of a row. I had to apologise when I realised it was Cap'n Kev who had bought the extra ice cream.

Then in the evening, I noticed a big yellow carton of ready-made custard. We only ever buy custard on special occasions, and it's not for eating, if you know what I mean. Well, not for eating in the normal way. Not realising the custard was another of Kev's presents, I assumed the partner had bought it as a come-on, so I put it to good use in the bedroom.

So Kev's presents caused both a conflict between me and the partner, and a making-up. Everything balances up.



On the subject of food, this morning I had a 3-course breakfast - green tea with salted cashews from the market; mega-muesli soaked overnight; and the remains of a tub of vanilla ice-cream containing implants of chocolate. The chocolate chunks had the same consistency as a lump of lebanese after you heat it in a flame. Not that I would know.

And thanks to the balanced diet, I have finally managed to put on a whole kilo of weight. For the first time ever, I've got what I believe they call love-handles. This is encouraging!

Blogger Lee Ann said...

ummm....your custard serves the same purpose as my whip cream and strawberries!
Maybe we should try the custard sometime.....what flavor is best and do you serve at room temperature or straight from the fridge? ;)
Really, would love to know!  

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Blogger hotboy said...

Adolf! Heil! I've tried that custard in the earhole thing and in my view it's vastly over-rated. Stick with the lederhosen! Bound to help! Hotboy  

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Blogger kalimbuka said...

I say!

I hadn't realised that custard was an aphrodisiac.

MM III  

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Blogger kalimbuka said...

I say!

By the way, for hush hush reasons, I've had to change my profile name to Kalimbuka, though its still me, Menzies.

MM III  

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Blogger kalimbuka said...

I say!

I see that robmcj has gone underground as well. Possibly for the same reasons.

MM III  

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Blogger hotboy said...

Mingin'! Remember what I told you. No raspberry juice through the week; never eat moluscs; and don't show it to the schoolgirls! Hope this helps. Hotboy  

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Blogger Lee Ann said...

You guys are cracking me up! haha
earhole!?!!?
So no cool custard, eh?
So, which flavor is best?

Hey Menzies....I tried to come visit, but your profile is not available.  

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Blogger keda said...

i'd love to donate some of my kilo's.

but custard is one of my biggest enemies. i just can't resist. even straight from the fridge.  

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Blogger ion said...

As a schoolkid, I used to come home and make myself Bird's custard for a snack- all cornflour. I do hope you have rubber sheets, rob- that custard in the ear sounds messy.  

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Blogger Lee Ann said...

Hey Rob!
Have a good day!
~xo  

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Blogger hotboy said...

Adolf! Heil! Welcome to the fatso club, by the way. What does WRT mean? What is this language? It's not helping. Hotboy  

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Blogger Lil Bit said...

m-m-m, now I'm hungry! LOL  

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Blogger Paul Joe said...

i love custard, hot or cold pain and with fruit cake, with ice cream, and with various can fruit.
i love vanila.  

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Blogger tkkerouac said...

I'm hungry now!

Can you give your honest opinion of the dove ladies post!  

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08 February 2007 at 17:01

meta-HNT and sex

HNT is not about sex, but some HNT bloggers happen to be quite open about sex. Not necessarily in the HNT photos themselves, but in the things they talk about in some of their posts.

But when you think about it, in blogworld there are over 50,000 posts every hour, so it's not surprising that a number are writing about sexual stuff.

According to the science-fiction writer and sex blog aficionado Rudy Rucker, these bold souls who blog about their sex lives are in the vanguard of blogging fashion. Rucker says: "Sex blogs are very hot right now ...­ war bloggers are so 2001." He's being funny, but historians 100 years from now may view his comment as the beginning of the end of western culture.

Blogger hotboy said...

Adolf! Heil! This interest in other bloggers sex lives is most unnatural. You won't get me demanding photies of frauleins in hosen! Certainly not! How about that photie of the big round one showing her legs up by the castle! My favourite! Bound to help! Hotboy  

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Blogger Menzies Milngavie III said...

I say!

I fully expected pitch inspection blogs to take off, but they don't appear to have...so far.

Ambat fixed the Packard Bell, so am back online. Ambat is a whizz at the old computer stuff. Had the insides out - found a dead gecko inside - my word, how did it get there?

MM III  

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Blogger robmcj said...

HB - I've got something better than that, a Samye Ling siren. If I could only be bothered to post it.

MM - that's a relief. I fear Carslemane's PC has had a similar problem with a redback shorting his motherboard. Does Ambat do insects?  

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Blogger keda said...

50,000 an hour?? phew now i don't feel so guilty :)  

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Blogger Menzies Milngavie III said...

I say!

Ambat thought that the mummified remains of the gecko would be a suitable addition to the dog's breakfast, but I managed to prevent this addition to their victuals.

Casper and Farley will eat almost anything. The only time this has not been the case was once when I cooked their breakfast (it was Doviko's day off) and added some chopped old lemons to it.

Farley expressed his concern in an almost human way - repeatedly looking at me, going to his bowl, sniffing, taking a small bite, spitting it out, and looking at me whilst sucking in his cheeks.

I was forced to cook them a fresh breakfast. They mostly eat nsima, to which vegetable peelings have been added, plus any other leftovers, and a handful of dried fish. Occasionally, they get a bone, especially on Abdul's night off. The reason being that they will be more alert to the criminals if they think robbers may attempt to steel their bone.

For similar reasons, they are fed in the morning.

MM III  

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Blogger robmcj said...

MM - that's a great system. I use the vegetable peelings too, though celery, lettuce, and any kind of fruit are not popular with our dog.

Have Casper and Farley ever eaten a burglar?  

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Blogger keda said...

i dunno why the snogging post came up anew at all.. i didn't touch that. but i redid the audio links on some old posts as filelodge closed down. when i hit republish i guess it put them up as new. strange.
sorry for bombarding you with all my old pants ;)  

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Blogger Lee Ann said...

That is some interesting tidbits or is it titbids? ;)  

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Blogger robmcj said...

LA - hehe!  

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06 February 2007 at 17:40

what the numbers say

The partner's away for 2 weeks, and the broadband's munged so I have to use the library's internet. The house is a ghost town, just me and the dog. If only I was a meditator.

Congratulations to all our readers who have a birthday this week. Is there actually anybody out there? No? Since I gave up exposing myself, it's just been me and the electrons and the spammers. Meanwhile, on the other side of the island, hotboy has been snaring fit young meditators with his buddhoid patter. What a fortunate creature he is!

I did a course in numerology a couple of years ago, and at the beginning of 2006 I drew up a numerological chart for hotboy.

I have his permission to use some brief excerpts here, to give an idea of what sort of things come out of an analysis of a person's birth date.

THE THREE CYCLES OF HIS LIFE

First Cycle (first 28 years of your life) - 8 - Your inner world urges you to develop self-control, inner authority.
This fits with his autobiographical novel called Alma Mater, which describes an angry young man and his clashes with authority.


Second cycle (age 28 to 56 approx) - 2 - Your natural talent as a nurturing, accepting person expresses itself.
In the second phase of his life Hotboy has indeed been a hands-on father and ally to his daughter.


Third Cycle (age 56 + ) - 16/7 - The outer world presents you with opportunities to experience spiritual connections; to investigate life and nature; to develop separateness from others; and to encounter the world of knowledge seekers.
The 'third cycle' numbers say that when he is older he should spend more and more time alone in his cave in the UnHeard Of Islands.





HOTBOY'S PERSONAL YEAR 2006:
8+2+2006 = 18 = 9
1 (initiating)
8 (organising)
9 (compassion,, love, completeness)

Working from these numbers, I forecast that his general direction or mission in 2006 was to set up structures or systems for delivering compassion/love/completeness, e.g. as a preacher or teacher. As it turned out, in 2006 he founded a whole new religion - the Bloggy Church of the Bad Boy Blissheid. You see? The numbers didn't lie.



Overall, I think the numbers say that hotboy's meditation is the right thing, for him, and that it's going to be even more right in the future. It could be that he's going to be a teacher of bliss.

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Blogger Lee Ann said...

Hey Rob! I have looked for you on Gmail lately, just wondering if you would be around.
So, did you stop exposing yourself? I did not know that.
I hope your time alone is good. I have plenty of that kind of time. Sometimes it is great, but sometimes not.
I wish you lived close enough to chat on the phone. I would enjoy that very much.
Have a great week Rob!
~xo  

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Blogger keda said...

awww.

very good numbery stuff. go hotboy!

can you do mine if you're bored?  

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Blogger keda said...

19 november 1970 :)  

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Blogger hotboy said...

Adolf! Heil! How interesting and surprising to find this all about moi! Thanks! Makes one think .... do I have to keep the jobbie? That's what I want to know.(Just in from work!) As soon as I get the spondulicks, I'm off to the cave and bugger the teaching flatheids stuff! Oh,ra bliss! Some more of that would help! Hotboy  

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Blogger hotboy said...

Adolf! Zeig! Shame about you being on your own! You could play George Formby's greatest hits to the doggie, I suppose, on your ukulele. Maybe not. Could excite the animal cruelty people. But what about 2007? Any money on the horizon? Hotboy  

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Blogger robmcj said...

HB - it's actually not a shame, I truly enjoy solo time, at least a lot of the time. I'll see how if I'm still saying that after 2 weeks of it.

keda - I'll get onto it.

lee ann - About HNT. At the start of the year when many bloggers were off the air for whatever reasons, the holidays etc., I ran out of HNT steam. It's not that I had run out of ideas, just that the return on the effort didn't seem worth it. I think you too were a bit low in blogmotivation for a while.

And the amount of dreadful stuff in the news these days can tend to take over one's leisure time. And so perhaps it should!

Anyway, I've fixed the nanbugg feed in my bloglines, so your posts should start popping up again here.  

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Blogger ion said...

One of the best explanations of 'human nature' is that we seek meaning in randomness. For instance, how would numerology work with Roman numerals? Could be interesting! Please give the Unheard Of Dog a pet from me.  

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Blogger robmcj said...

ion - indeed, I had a similar thought re binary arithmetic, and despite using the method I'm still on the fence.

On the other hand, it is possible to regard absolutely everything as an oracle (see e.g. The Dice Man). Even the flip of a coin, the random arrangement of chicken entrails or tea-leaves. If you're a freelance taoist and see the tao winding its way through everything, it's all feasible. And even a complete sceptic can get good advice from opening the I Ching at random.  

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03 February 2007 at 12:47

someone else's school story

As any blogger knows, one of the joys of blogging is the feedback you sometimes get.

Last year I did a post about my old school teacher, an ex-paratrooper. The only lesson I learned from him was "how to perform a parachute jump". Standing on his desk, he spread out his black gown to simulate a parachute, then jumped off, to land on the floor in the correct attitude, feet-together, collapsing and rolling across the floor to absorb the impact.

This Scots guy, Ronald McPhee, read my post, and left a comment:

Aye that made you sit up and take notice eh! Unfortunatly this isnae an auld school pal waanting tae make contact. In browsing through your school photographs though, I read your item on Lachie Roberton which had me laughing my heid aff, just thinking of him jumping aff his desk wae his cloak spread aroon him makes me think how they dont make teachers like that anymer, am I right?

At my ain less prostigious (see whit I mean?) school, we had a PE teacher named Mr Milne who must have been in the Air force or whitever. Anyway when we were oot taking exercise by running roon the tenement blocks he'd devide us intae odds and evens, and whenever a pretend enemy plane dived upoan us tae shoot us aw doon (he'd call oot the warning) we had tae dive separate ways to escape being shot, nae doubt he wiz reliving his probably frustrated adventures in the forces. We had smashing fun acting this oot though, better than maths any day.

Anyway Rob your wee story made me laugh so I thought I'd let you know.

Nae need for a reply.

Ronnie.


Nice guy. And with a strong sense of the class divide, like most Scots.





Then someone left a brief comment at YouTube on my Ball Control video:

"Amazing!"


And there was an encouraging comment at YouTube on my educational Evaporation and Condensation video:

"what a load of pish"


Now that Youtube is distributing royalties to every uploader, the cash will start rolling in any day now.

Sources acknowledged.

Blogger hotboy said...

Adolf! Heil! The parachute jumper story has fair inspired myself! Also, folk forget most of their lives. So I started doing headstands in front of kids, going into the lotus upside down, and then sitting down in a lotus. This is a shocker! Unfortunately, since I pranged my knee a year ago, I have not been able to do this easily, and so the wee basturns are stuck with the instant amnesia, as usual! I hoped it would help! Hotboy  

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Blogger keda said...

that was fabulous. all of it. even the pish.  

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Blogger keda said...

ooh and we had a teacher sorta like the parachute bloke. ours was a history teacher who wore old metal army helmets and goose stepped around the class smacking you on the back of the head with a ruler.
well me anyway.  

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Blogger robmcj said...

keda - you're too kind. What was the educational theory behind using the helmet? The ruler I can understand.  

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