ME and Ophelia

Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Flies, bumble bees and a broken washing line

Today, at the Passion of the Present and Sudan Watch blogs, I have posted the following reports:

(1) Irish Prime Minister urged to press for UN intervention in Sudan - Khartoum had done "absolutely nothing" to meet UN demands. Plus:

(2) The UN's quiet diplomacy not working on Sudan - not one Janjaweed camp has been closed.

Can't do any more today - or post pictures - or reply to emails - it's been another heavy day today. Four unexpected visitors throughout the day, including decorator to rip out a windbreaker and paint something that was behind it - and bang windbreaker back in again - too long to explain here. But I had an earache and toothache and sore throat and couldn't use ear plugs.

Love getting emails but sorry I am unable to reply right now. Monalisa, your poem for Sudan was a wonderful surprise - thank you - still puzzling over meaning of Portugese word desamans - I'll email you as soon as I can. And Doug: thanks for the great pictures - heh - my Ophelia gives her tummy an airing like that too - it must be what cats do to keep so fragrant.

Here is a post I wrote a week or so ago that got buried amongst a pile of Sudan stuff in my drafts folder: it's called "SEEING THE LIGHT - Flies, bumble bees and a broken washing line", and I have posted it today, to my health blog, A Breath of Hope.
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Fact of the day for August 31, 2004:

1997 Diana, Princess of Wales, 36, and her boyfriend, Dodi Fayed, died in a high-speed car crash in Paris, trying to evade chasing paparazzi.

# posted by Ingrid J. Jones @ 8/31/2004 0 comments

Monday, August 30, 2004

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And goofy stuff that even President Bush would smile at

For the past hour, I've been chuckling over several posts of Doug's. The first post I'd read of his, a few months back, was an incredible vent-rant - straight from the heart - about the state of the world. It was so passionate, I linked to it but I think he deleted it.

Doug's neat blog seems to be evolving into a humorous one, loaded with strong messages that make you smile. He lives in England, and is English, but seems to have a thing about posting goofy stuff that even President Bush would smile at.

Here's a copy of a post that Doug dedicated to his boss :)

Two strangers were seated next to each other on the plane ….. when the guy turned to the beautiful blonde and made his move by saying,

"Let’s talk. I’ve heard that flights will go quicker if you strike up a conversation with your fellow passenger.”

The blond, who had just opened her book, closed it slowly, and said to the guy, “What would you like to discuss?”

"Oh, I don’t know,” said the player. “How about nuclear power?”

"OK,” said the blonde. “That could be an interesting topic. But let me ask you a question first....A horse, a cow, and a deer all eat grass. The same stuff. Yet a deer excretes little pellets, while a cow turns out a flat patty, and a horse produces clumps of dried grass. Why do you suppose that is?”

"Oh brother,” said the guy. “I have no idea.”

"Well, then,” said the blond, “How is it that you feel qualified to discuss nuclear power when you don’t know sh*t?”