Wednesday, March 11, 2009

RIP Frank

Once again I have been reminded how precious life is and how everyone should make the most of everyday.

My friends father died this morning and although some may say it's a blessing for him, for those left behind it's now an empty, aching, void in their hearts.

His life had not been the same since his wife, my friends mum, died 2 years ago. He suffered a stroke not long after that and went to live with his son who became his carer 24/7.

My thoughts are with all his family who I know will miss him a great deal.

RIP Frank

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Book Ending

Being a book is not that easy to take to start with but if looked after and read properly it can be a good learning experience.

Unfortunately not many people know how to look after books. They tend to pick them up, get their enjoyment from a couple of chapters and drop them down again. They then leave them with a bookmark in, just so they know where they left them, not picking them up again until they want to, having no consideration for the book itself at all.

You would think once the book was read cover to cover, the reader would understand what the book was about and the meaning behind the book.

Some books are so complicated that no amount of reading would enlighten you to it's meaning. You pick it up read the same chapter over and over again, read the beginning and then the end and then move on to the next one, giving up on ever finding out what the message is.

However there are other books which are so tiresome you don't even want to know what they are trying to say or want to finish reading it so you just put it down, after getting to the forth chapter, never to pick it up again. The book itself has no idea why it's been discarded and is left on a shelf somewhere gathering dust just hoping that one day it will understand why or hope the reader will find the strength to tell them why.

I've just finished the book I was reading. It was full of adventure, misunderstandings, fun and was a little bit naughty. To say it has changed my life would be an exaggeration but it has opened up some new ways of thinking and has left me wanting more. But there isn't going to be a sequel and I've decided to give the book away so I won’t be reading it again. It didn’t have a happy ending and even now, every time I think about it I feel sad. My next book will be a much happier one, something like Jade Goody's ''Parting Words'' or Amy Winehouse's ''The Time I Spent in Rehab''.

If you're the lucky person who reads my last book next, take good care of it, it's the best book I have ever read.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Batman and Robin are camping in the desert, set up their tent and are asleep.
Some hours later, Batman wakes his faithful friend.

"Robin, look up at the sky and tell me what you see."

Robin replies, " I see millions of stars."

"What does that tell you?" asks Batman.

Robin ponders for a minute.
"Astronomically speaking, it tells me that there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets.
Astrologically, it tells me that Saturn is in Leo.
Chronologically, it appears to be approximately a quarter past three.
Theologically, it's evident the Lord is all-powerful and we are small and insignificant.Meteorologically, it seems we will have a beautiful day tomorrow.
What does it tell you, Batman?""

Robin, you idiot, someone has stolen our tent."

Monday, March 02, 2009

Drink Driving, Cheating Husbands

How often do you hear the words 'Let he who is without sin cast the first stone'?

I seem to be using the phrase a lot lately, sometimes saying it to myself about something I have done or said, but mostly about something someone else is saying.

I am well known by my friends to 'tell it how it is', honest, upfront and to the point. This can be challenging for some to accept, especially some men I know. I'm not sure if I hurt their ego or if they just think they are perfect, but they just don't seem to recognise the truth even when told to them face to face.

I do understand that words can be very hurtful and even if you say nothing, that can also be hurtful, so I do try to be diplomatic so not too unnecessarily hurt someone, but it doesn't always work out how I want.

There are a group of people at the moment, mostly men, who think nothing of talking behind my back, questioning my honesty with something they are all involved in. There is one man who is stirring them all up and 'spreading the word' of how I am fixing the thing they are involved in. This man was found out the other week. He had told me something and I found out what he had told me was lies and since this he has made it his business to dirty my name on every occasion he can. He even put a cryptic message on his status on facebook about me.

If I wanted I could make life quite difficult for a lot of these men. I could start telling some truths about them. I could tell their wives / partners that most of them have asked me to sleep with them, but I wouldn't. I could have reported most of them for drink driving, but I haven't. I am not a vindictive person and I get no joy out of seeing someone else get hurt. I just wish people would look at their own principles and honestly before questioning mine.