Archive | September 2013

How Did You Meet ???

How did you meet  ?? Your other  half your best friend  ??

We meet each other in funny ways sometimes, sometimes we meet at school, or a dance  , or at  Church , or on the internet , there are just so many ways we meet the ones who end up becoming our other half., or a best friend  . So how did you meet yours  ?

As for me  I was as  Rick puts it stalked  lol , he tells anyone who will listen that he stalked me till  I panicked and gave in , lol , its true too . Not for 1 single instant have  I regretted that either , its been a wild ride at times but worth it all. I was just sitting in a chat room  on irc, minding my own business , when he started talking to me in  PM. Thought ok see what he has to say  ,  cant hurt can it  ? lol if only I had known then , still would have done the same thing. So here  I listening to him  suddenly realised exactly what he was saying  !! huh ?? wait , back the truck up ! he wants to what  ? Oh he wants us to be more than friends  ?? wow never saw that coming  , lol , right out of left field.

So  what to do  ? 1st thing put him off  , he can’t be serious   can he  ?  Ok so  tell him no we can not for 3 reasons  , 1 your too young  , 2 you’re too bald , 3 your too far away , that should fix him right  ? Lol did it heck , just made him all the more persistent , all the more determined , he was not about to give up. Why ? because despite me saying what  I was  I did feel an attraction  to him even from half a world away  . So  he kept it up until as he says  I gave in  , lol, then we spent every moment we could together ( on Skype )  lol burned up the wires big time we did  till we could finally be together for real.

So we are now still together just on 10 years now , still love each other to bits , in fact more now than ever , we just seem to compliment each other so well , we even finish each others sentences at times lol , see what the right sort of stalking can get you ?? In our case a great marriage , and deep friendship as well  , the 2 go together as far as  I am concerned .How can you be real partners if you cannot  be best friends too ?

So how did you meet your other half  ? I am sure there must be  other stories of meeting  that are as weird  or more so , I have heard of people meeting at work , or just on a train or bus going to work. Some have met at churches  , some  at dances , there are so many ways and means to meet . Has anyone used a dating service  ? If so did it work ? or was it  just a huge waste of time and money  ? Did  you meet through other family members  ? like a friend of a brother or a sister turn out to be  the 1 for you ? How about a blind date  ? anyone been set up like that  ? Some  have even met by all sorts of funny accidents , yet still they end up together .

If like me  you were told oh don’t be so silly  you cannot go half way around the world  just to meet a man  , he might be an axe murderer or something , do not go !! lol how many times  I got told that before  I left  was really funny . Also funny ( well not really ) was the fact that  I was never credited with having the brains to have a back up plan if he indeed was not all  I thought he was. In fact  I had 2  back up plans in place  I was not at all worried  , had sense enough to put it all in place before  I left, after all it is a dam long way from Australia to  London , trust me on that  , lol, had a numb bum by the time  I got there  .So despite all the  negatives  it all was exactly how we expected it to be  , has anyone been put off  by all the negatives  ?

I know  I have  asked a lot of questions here but would really love to hear back if anyone has the time , it is an interesting topic , well to me anyway …lol .

We were making out on the couch. She said “Let’s take this upstairs” So I said “Ok you grab one end and I’ll grab the other”


Gadgets and Technology

Gadgets  and Technology ..

We have so many of these in our lives these days , but  is that a good thing or a bad thing  ? We wake up to them, or should  I say by them  , the alarm goes off  we get up get coffee , get dressed go to work ,where there is even more . I have covered some of this before  but this time  I want to ask is all this technology , these gadgets good for us ?

Lets face it these days  we barely have to think for ourselves  as there is something else to do it for us , and it does it easier than we could , no strain at all . We do not need to  strain our brains at all  it is all done for us , so what does that do for us  ? In some cases yes it is good as it frees us to do other more important work , and in the case of hospitals it keeps people alive that would be dead otherwise , and that of course is wonderful .

There was a time when none of this was available , yes there was a time before , when we had to think , we had to physically do things  by ourselves , shock , horror , we had to move . Our children had to actually go outside and play !! wow !! what  ? no tv ? no pc? no lappy? no iphone ? no mobile phone ?  Wow  yes, they actually went outside and played in the fresh air. Yes they did and in so doing  the fresh air  built up their immune  systems  , made them stronger , got them to actually use their imaginations , use the mind , think  make decisions all on their own. No screen to tell them what to do next , no button to push to make the next move. No pills to be had daily to give them the vitamins that the fresh air and sun gave naturally .

Countless generations before this had to do the same, before all these so called  ” improvements ”  came along  , and they did very nicely too thanks , life was so much less complicated and you didn’t  need to be a scientist  to operate a washing machine , or a microwave , or video recorder . The  whole house did not come to a standstill if 1 or any of these things stopped working for some reason , we were able to use our own brains  and work out how to repair  them , quite often you could fix the things yourself .Most homes always had a set of screw drivers or spanners , or both in a drawer somewhere .

As  I write this  I am also watching DVD’s which years ago was impossible , if  I want something  to drink  or eat there is the fridge or  the microwave  for me to use , when  I do the food shopping  I use 1 more bit of technology  and get on the internet and order it all on line , owing to my physical condition this is 1  improvement  that  I do love , I order it , then wait for them to bring it far better than food shopping ever was before . Obviously not all the so called improvements are  bad , a lot are good as  I stated before , but there are also some very bad ones , bombs, rockets, weapons of all kinds have gotten  so sophisticated over  the years  that now they can drop them right on your head if they want to as they are so dam accurate .In the hands of the power mad these things are things I wish had never been invented , we see all the time now how much damage they do . ( lol tempted to make a list of targets for them ) but  I wont * sigh *

So in a lot of ways  they are all good , but evil men will use them too as we see all the time now , but when  I see a tiny baby ,that would have died but for these improvements  I am thankful for them , and when people in accidents have lives saved by them that too is all good.  The way we can now travel all over the world so quickly if we want to , and trains, planes, and automobiles have all improved so much it is amazing  . This too can be used to do so much good , but again too often it is used for bad. I have in my lifetime so far seen so much , been to so many places , done so many wonderful things , that I know without doubt I could not have but for all this wonderful technology and the  gadgets that go with them . There are times though that I think we really all need to step away from it all , take a break and just appreciate  the world and the people in it ,away from them ,we take it all too much for granted .

Step away from the gadgets …these are not the gadgets  you are looking for …please  move along ..

Expectations and Reality

Expectations and Reality …

Have you ever had something you wanted to do ? Or something you wanted to go to  ? Then  after years and years finally you get the chance  , what do you feel when that time comes? Excitement ? Worry ? Wonder that if this thing you wanted to do or go to may not be as good as your expectations of it are  ? We all feel that  I am sure  , you cannot wait for the day to come  , you wake up too early  , you can’t wait  for the time to go .Finally the day gets  started , your off on something you have waited for , for a long time , get nervous  as you travel to the event . For me it was wanting to go to Eastern Creek Raceway , to the  Muscle Car Masters , being a sports nut , loving the very sound and smell and roar of those muscle cars as they race , to me just wonderful .

So finally I get to go , hubby and  I set out at 7am , at the station by 7.15 waiting for a train , then off at Blacktown and onto a shuttle bus that takes us to the venue . We get there and the atmosphere is just electric , you can see the other enthusiasts  , see the cars , hear the roar as they start up ,wonderful . As you walk around there are the displays , wow they are great ,cars from 20+ years ago immaculate and shiny and obviously  well loved and taken care of  , so wonderful to see so many in 1 place ,got lots of pics  to use to remember that day ,the weather was also just perfect sunny and warm .

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As the day goes on , the races start  , the excitement mounts , and  each race  is great  , we had a lovely spot to see it all from ,great views , also not too  far from the bar ( lol )  so sitting in comfort watching  these  great muscle cars race ,drink in hand , was a perfect day could not have wished for a better day if  I had tried. Anyone who is a petrol head would have just loved it  races all day as well as displays , a lot of fun had by all .

So for once  my expectations were way more than realised , this time it was  way way better than  I had imagined it could be . So many times have gone to things or places only to get there and think ”  Is that it ?” Not this time  though this time it was so good and we are both so glad we got there to witness such a day , hope 1 day to go again. My next place  I want to go to if it becomes possible  is Bathurst  , have also wanted to go to this for many , many  years and with a bit of luck  this too might just happen.

It is like when  I first went to  The  UK , I had no expectations as I had no idea at all what to expect except to finally meet with the man  I had fallen in love with over the internet. That too was way above expectation and as most know  I even married  him , and  I am so glad  I did.

So I have learned that it is a good thing to have expectations , do not give up on them or your dreams , ok some may not be quite what you expect , but never to try is far worse , you will never know if it was good or not.Sometimes you just have to have faith in what you are doing  , it took all my strength to get on that plane that day , I had never been out of Australia before . As  I boarded  I could feel my knees knocking and wondered for the thousandth time if I would make it ok , even tho  I  had a back up plan if it all went wrong it was still nerve wracking that very first time .After all it is a very long way from Australia to London  so it was something that worried me all the way over.

So never ever give up on your dreams and expectations .