Monday, 20th March, 2017

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87 responses to “Monday, 20th March, 2017”

  1. justamentalpatient says :

    Don’t wear an underwired bra, sleeps.

  2. interiorbc says :

    http://www.vcbf.ca/education/history-of-our-cherry-trees

    In the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s, the staff initiated a number of significant cherry tree plantingsโ€”provided primarily as gifts to the Park Board. In the early 1930s the …

  3. interiorbc says :

    take care sleeps…landseer lion reference in older comments, also reference to Japanese people in Vancouver justa…

  4. justamentalpatient says :

    That was an odd totp.

    Yes, I thought so, inty.

  5. interiorbc says :

    here you go justa:

    centre.nikkeiplace.org/japanese-canadian-timeline/

    “In 1977, as part of the Japanese Canadian Centennial, a mountain in British …. during and after World War II, provide a payment of $21,000 to all Japanese …”

    we know some people who were in the camps who received the payment…

  6. interiorbc says :

    continuing in the theme of Japanese gardens, here is a beautiful one:

    botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/visit/nitobe-memorial-garden/

    “Welcome to Nitobe Memorial Garden, a traditional Japanese Tea and Stroll garden located at the University of British Columbia. Nitobe Garden is considered to …”

  7. fiftyoneandabitmorenow says :

    Interesting tottyple, Justa, ๐Ÿ™‚

    Nice Blackpool Tower silhouette, Sleeps. (Psst: It’s about 250 miles, Blackpool to London.)

    Evening All

  8. fiftyoneandabitmorenow says :

    Quick squiz back (and not in any particular order): nice fishies; leave the cherry trees alone, Vancouver; I might go the other way down to town tomorrow, lovely magnolia trees in gardens if I go the slow way, they should be out now; yeuchhh, Emms, hope you’ve got a wetsuit. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Bummer, Justa, please consider using CAB, they have trained and dedicated Benefits Advisers who know how to word things and what to look out for and keep them to timescales, you can and should still take S or whoever you want to along to support you. x

    Ticker, Sleeps? You take care. x

  9. justamentalpatient says :

    S seems to think if I’d had formal support I’d have got it, but doesn’t get that formal support has been cut so much I have bugger all chance.

    Think the assessor lied, going by the letter. But not sure until get the report.

    Contacted folk I know for further info.

  10. fiftyoneandabitmorenow says :

    Not nagging, I just know there’s a higher chance of success with help, lovely. Local CABs are separate entities under one umbrella and I know how ours works here, drop in at Pontypool any Friday, it’s “Benefits Clinic” day, general advice and assessment for benefits only, sometimes if they’ve got a spare appointment they will go into your case same day but mostly you’ll be “gatewayed” (ie, assessed) and given an appointment for a later date with a caseworker. Looks like you might have to go to Bedworth for a “drop in” which will be an assessment before you’re allocated a case worker.

    Ok, I’m nagging, please go to Bedworth. x

  11. justamentalpatient says :

    CAB seriously overstretched and there may be a specialist MH thingy available, hence asking around. The best organisation I know around here is referral only.

  12. JamesFrance says :

    Good morning all !
    Here, in complementarity with that fine t-shirt of Bill’s, is my Prรฉsident Benoรฎt Hamonย T-shirt !

    Only the middle bit. I can’t get the whole thing in an internet image.

    Isn’t it great ? Bright red, and I bought one at the massive rally where we all gathered, cheered, some yodled, those who could, whistled – the revolution is just a few weeks away !

    I hope I don’t get swept off with it ๐Ÿ™‚

    (p.s. “good morning” is intended to startle the viewer in to reading on, if only to find out what this temporaneously misfitting start to a rambling comment is. Will it be about clocks? I mean the timepiece, not our fine Barcelonian. Will it be about salmon-fishing in Yemen ? (see the film – it’s good).

    Anyway, for old times’ sake : ยกSocialismo o muerte ! ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. JamesFrance says :

    Rreading back: “Underwire bras” eh. Hmm, not familiar with those. Is it some sort of mafia underworld telegraph (wire) broadcast thing ?
    I see Trumps fingerprints all over this one, yet again. He’s a known mobster, with his casinos and suchlike.

  14. justamentalpatient says :

    Bra with a wire to help hold boobage in place, james.

    Had take mine orft for an ECG, not because I forgot, just like getting my tits out.

    Then the HCA started worrying about my piercings (only two of them) affecting the result ๐Ÿ˜‰

  15. fiftyoneandabitmorenow says :

    Trump’s fingerprints all over Sleeps’s bra? The very thought …. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Evening.

    Inty, your thoughts on this, being your national game and all, what is being demonstrated here?

  16. justamentalpatient says :

    sleeps would bite his teeny tiny hands off!

  17. JamesFrance says :

    Justy, I hope you know I knew, it would novelty, that is a new thing, not to know. Hmm, that dosen’t really work. Well, the main thing is to try, I always say ๐Ÿ™‚

    As for going sky-clad, Justy, well, we hippies like that sort of thing ๐Ÿ™‚ Mind you, I’m a hippy who doesn’t particularly going around sky-clad, I must admit. I like being wrapped in things. It’s comfortable. And warm, which is a distinct advantage,

  18. justamentalpatient says :

    I get ya, james! ๐Ÿ˜€

    It’s more a tendency for getting my tits out randomly in my younger days, much to the annoyance of the ex. Don’t do it so much now, but my tits are still quite lovely.

  19. JamesFrance says :

    Musing on, about cloth (not the best word) and clothses (idem) or “Kleider!” – that’s better – or “Ropa!” (rubbish) or “habits!” (bof) – I think the Germans have the best word I’m aware of, that is, kleider. There’s probably better, in China, Japan, or Africa.

    Yoruba – anyon remember where Yoruba is spoken? I have a feeling it’s Zimbabwe?

    Anyway, pardon me, I’m sure, back to di kleider (clothes): Kleider with bits of wire in them sound awful, unless one is a goth, or a punk. I’d be sky-clad before I wore bits of spiky metal, thank you very much.

    Gimme hempen cloth, beads, all smelling musty and clean though in an unwashed sort of way ๐Ÿ™‚ And some of it should be in the shape of light scarfs which can float on the wind.

    Speaking of de Kleider, und musik, hier ist the German version of something distantly approximating Gong – being German, ist viel more sqvare und ein bischen more serious, ja ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. JamesFrance says :

    Justy, at risk of being a little forward, I’m sure they are, and I mean that most complimentarily ๐Ÿ™‚

    I was a bit hard on those German hippies from the early seventies, Nektar: They’re pretty good. Well, A tiny bit too … rational, if you know what I mean, give it a listen.

    It does not reach the completely unfettered loony happy vibe (the apposite word) of Gong ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. JamesFrance says :

    On a different note: I used to listen to Ska, Reggae, Ragga and dub all the time. I can hardly remember any of them ! And somehow, most of those tapes disappeared…
    Flatmates ? It’s often flatmates. I’ll have to ask Rufus “Oi, Rufe, where’s my tapes???” – he lives on a boat ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. interiorbc says :

    it’s two separate teams 51, blue jersey in net is trying to block shot from white jersey that blue jersey behind cannot catch, other white jersey waiting for a pass if needs be.
    Might be a PK or breakaway, hard to say with out seeing action ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. JamesFrance says :

    Inty: More on clothes. (Clothses ? Clotheses ? All spellings of “many clothes” in one word look and sounds wierd, or incomplete. It’s one of those things ๐Ÿ™‚ )

    (incidentally, I nearly did a hilarious typo there but spotted it – I types “It’s one of those thongs” – Sleeps would chuckle, I suspect ๐Ÿ™‚ )

    Back to clothes however it sounds: IBC continues the wired bra and hippy beads ‘n grasses and skycladding theme with a sporty direction there.

    Sports are tiring. Best watched, from a safe distance, with beverages (Dude).

  24. fiftyoneandabitmorenow says :

    Ok, ta, Inty, I thought the commentator had just drawn a willy …. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  25. justamentalpatient says :

    Mind like a Welsh railway, 51!

  26. interiorbc says :

    oh the commentator drew that 51 ?
    weird…

    james, my glasses are wirey and purple frames “when I am an old woman I shall wear purple” lol…I have a very funky purple leather jacket and purple leather gloves – I feel wonderful when I wear them ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. JamesFrance says :

    IBC, it sounds fabulous.

    On related news, the news is overflowing with articles about how purple things are good for you, such as beetroot, some cherries, and … other purple things to eat. So eat purple stuff ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. NuitsdeYoung says :

    Just to let you know the wonderful Pa de Young has got himself checked into hospital. I will hear more tomorrow after my aunt has been to visit. Am anxious.

  29. fiftyoneandabitmorenow says :

    best wishes to you and your Pa, Nuits.

  30. neartheclocktower says :

    Inty, I would very much like a purple leather jacket. I love purple but it sort of drains the colour out of my face. So I stopped wearing purple when a teenager ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  31. neartheclocktower says :

    Nuits, hope all goes well for Pa and you.

  32. interiorbc says :

    good luck to your papa nuits…

    james (and all) purple stuff is good to eat esp blueberries which are more purple than blue….

    clocks, how about periwinkle, everyone looks good in periwinkle…

  33. justamentalpatient says :

    Oh, dear. Hope he’s ok, nuits.

  34. neartheclocktower says :

    I had to google periwinkle. So lavender/blue, basically. Hmm, probably a bit light for me.

    I think I eat quite a bit of purple. Certainly blueberries, do blackberries count? Aubergine if it’s cooked in the right sort of way.

  35. NuitsdeYoung says :

    Thanks. At present, I don’t know when/if I’ll be able to get down to visit โ€“ this is the problem with agency temping (paid by the hour), and the fact rail fares are extortionate unless you can book months in advance.

  36. justamentalpatient says :

    If it helps to ease anxiety, you can phone the ward for an update on how he is doing.

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