Thursday, January 21, 2016

I am not dead

New computer.  People dying.  Family stuff.  Work.  Social stuff.  Life is hectic. We are two people without children and not many friends.  Why is this so?

I am writing this on my tablet as Little Jo is in my computer chair.  Her mothers are staying in a nearby hotel celebrating their anniversary.  The hotel was cheap and as they discovered, for a good reason. They have been to the tennis today.  As a model employee, work offered me free tickets to the tennis. My reply was a sugary sweet 'thank you so much for thinking of me but I would have to take a sickie (sick leave) to attend'.

Little Jo and R made pizza and salad for dinner tonight.  Little Jo proclaimed she did not like our variety of lettuce leaves in the salad.  She said someone called either Horrible Henry or Honourable Henry was paid £2 to eat something when he was holidaying in France.  I said,  Little Jo,  if I pay you $2, will you eat the lettuce? No, was the reply.  £2 is $6.  Nice try Little Jo.  I think about $4 and I am not paying you.  The way our dollar is going though, it may well be $6 soon.

Cast your mind back to when you were eight.  Did you have some knowledge of currency exchange rates? I sure as hell did not. Are we bringing up over knowledgeable monsters?

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  1. Little Jo rules! Are you happy with the new computer Andrew? P has just changed over to Windows 10, OK now but was a nightmare for a while. Think I'll stick with 7 until I have to change :)

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    1. Grace, yes happy enough. It is faster and more stable but we have monitor problems now. I will get around to writing about the whole experience, probably in boring detail. Sad news from Scotland tonight.

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  2. I hope do you are dead but ypu live your fully life

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    1. Not dead yet, Gosia. I will tell you when I am.

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  3. Free tickets to the tennis!!!!!!! I would have flown over to take your place if I'd known.

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    1. Marie, the thought did run through my head as to how to take the tickets when I didn't have a day off to use them. Btw, the cheap hotel where my sister stayed was full of tennis players and the tvs in the hotel weren't working properly, so they went to another hotel to dine and watch Hewitt's retirement match and speech.

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  4. A new computer, takes a while to get it sorted out but fun. I presume it's a laptop.
    Did have a clue regarding exchange rates whrn young.
    You must have a generous employer, how lucky you are.

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    1. Margaret, no, a desktop. My employer is not generous. It would have been given the tickets to hand out. My employer works me to the minute and then wants me to do things in my own time. I metaphorically tell them to get stuffed.

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  5. I suppose it's what your eyes and ears hear and see around the house - like young kids knowing some math because they see and hear betting odds mentioned

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    1. Cathy, you are making me very afraid for some children. Aside from a period for ex Sis in Law, none of my family are gamblers. It must be our Scottish heritage. We are too mean.

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  6. They spend too much time learning things that help them manipulate adults. That's my feeling. Because they're good at it. Almost like cats.

    I did wonder if perhaps you were dead until you commented on my blog and I was relieved, because who would I ask and how, I thought, to know, if perhaps you had passed, fallen maybe, from the balcony of your highrise tragically. How would I ever know the details?

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    1. It is a bit like that Strayer. As R will tell you, she comes from a long line of manipulators. You make a good point about a sudden death. If it is a slow death, I will torture you on my death bed with graphic details. I am 75% through writing my will at a solicitor's online will site and there is a 'digital' section to complete. Someone else will make a final post on my blog if my death is sudden.

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  7. My older grandchildren were playing some computer game last night and were worried about "corrupt skin". I asked if they meant pimples. Everyone fell over laughing at me *blush*.

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    1. Hels, I think I understand what they meant by a corrupt skin. I only say, I think. You really are such a silly old gran. But wait until they are of a certain age and look over your blog.

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  8. Glad to see you back and not from the beyond... I miss you when you aren't around. Not that I have room to talk, with my frequent disappearances from the blogosphere.

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    1. Yes, well Jac, you are apparently unwell at times. Only a nasty person would say that is a cop out.

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    1. Ad Rad, she is indeed. My newer great niece, nearly two years old won't be as smart, but just lovely. She exudes loving and warmth, even at the age of two. Boring if all were the same.

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  10. I had no knowledge of currency rates when I was eight. I had very little knowledge of anything when I was eight. I was buried in a mountain of fiction novels when I was eight, barely knew the outside world existed.
    I think paying someone to eat food they don't like is a shocking idea. I'm more likely to say "if you don't like it, don't eat it." Did Little Jo say what type of lettuce she prefers?

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    1. River, I knew a few things at the age of eight about people, but little else. I remember my father giving my brother a rap on the head for not eating his vegetables. A napper, it was called. I was smarter and secreted the vegetables I didn't like in my pyjama pockets, only cabbage and brussel sprouts.

      I asked Little Jo if she liked Iceberg lettuce and she said no. Sister later told me that she does like Iceberg lettuce but no other.

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  11. An interesting observation. Teaching kids our money was hard enough when I was teaching let alone currency rates. But as the world gets smaller I guess it makes the kids more aware.

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    1. Diane, yes, the world is smaller and Little Jo is well travelled. I guess you mean in PNG. Did they have their own currency when you were there?

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  12. Hahaha ! Clever little girl ! Will become the perfect business woman !

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    1. Maybe Gattina, but she does like the arts too. You must see the same with how clever your grandson is compared to yourself at the same age.

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