Saturday, September 8, 2012
About a week before my vacation I managed to slip and fall ass over teakettle onto a concrete step. Luckily there was no permanent damage (apart from pride). The bruising ran from hips to ribs and has taken a very long time to heal. I'm almost mobile now after a week in the hotel and 3 weeks at the family home in Canada. Its certainly been a different experience watching things from the sidelines rather than being able to participate. Also I've learned a few things.
If you are going to spend some time convalescing its best to do it in a familiar environment. Its hard to beat family in this regard.
Having spent nearly 2 weeks bedridden I am so glad I splurged on the best bed I could afford 20 years ago. After all that time the mattress is still like sleeping in a warm cloud. Hurrah for the Sealy corporation.
I get very crabby and snarky when laid up. Another reason to stay with family.
TV programming in North America is positively suicidal. How many variations of reality show can one possibly explore? Between that, sensationalised news, docudramas, and talent shows I've been reduced to watching reruns of Star Trek TOS on the space channel. Seems a pity that Gilligan's Island, Gomer Pyle and Batman are no longer available. At least those shows knew they were schlocky.
My hometown has been building a LRT (subway system) for at least 35 years now. It still has yet to reach the west end. These guys could learn from the Pharaohs. If I'm not mistaken Cheops only needed 30 years to build a wonder that has stood for 4000 years.
If you are a school kid in this town homework is now optional - you won't be penalised for not doing it. Apparently this "no zero policy" is to help kids get through school without failing. Basically it just allows kids to bully the teachers. How this sort of philosophy is going to help prepare the next generation for their working careers is beyond me - if I were an employer I'd hire immigrants - those kids will be motivated.
Please let me back on the golf course.....Soon
Monday, May 14, 2012
If the news is to be believed Paul Watson has finally been arrested in Germany and is awaiting extradition to Costa Rica for attempted murder. One can only hope that no bail will be allowed and that the wheels of justice turn slowly. For years now Watson and his thugs has been roaming the seas assaulting sailors and endangering ships. People came close to getting killed a few years back when one his boats collided with whaling vessel in the south pacific. If this group is allowed to continue its reckless activities it will only be a matter of time before someone is killed. When that happens I wonder how the Hollywood dilettantes and holier-than-thou animal rights activists who support Sea Sheppard's criminal activities will wash their hands of them.
Friday, May 4, 2012
A couple of years ago we found three orphaned dogs at the side of the road and decided to adopt them. One ran off not long after we had him neutered. I lost the second one today.He had been hit by a car and terribly injured. The vet said he was in a lot of pain and that he might never recover so I asked that he be put down. Its a sad thing. Bobi loved to chew on patio funiture, and sandals were never safe left outdoors in his company. A terror to cats and frogs he would try to catch the former and dig up half the garden pursuing the latter. He could always tell the sound of my bike and tended to race alongside whenever I approached the house. He would rarely bark and always let my tukangs daughter pull his ears with never a yelp nor growl. He liked to stay clean unlike my other dog who,in spite of our best efforts, remains something of a tick factory. He wasn't the smartest of dogs but he knew how to take a snack from my hand without snatching it. I'm going to miss him. If there is such a thing as doggie afterlife I hope its filled with neckermans and sun beds - Bobi will appreciate it.