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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Just one damn thing after another

Brisbane from level 73
Life is just one damn thing after another.

We stayed in Brisbane for two days and resided at something called the Meriton Towers - on level 73. This was a perfect height for someone like me who is dreadfully afraid of heights so I spent a lot of my time on my hands and knees crawling past floor to ceiling windows. 

I love it when I get back to Australia because you can get good espresso coffee in any cafe. In Australia we were brought up on Italian espresso and I can remember having espresso in 1960. 

We have a long way to go in respect off coffee in Indianapolis but we sure beat the hell out of Australia in respect of gun deaths. 

Then went to Sydney to stay with my son Lenny and his wife Carmelita. 

His dog - Lenny - usually bites me on sight but appears to be in remission so I remained unscathed. 

Lenny is not a well tempered dog and when we went to the park to give him a run he barked at everyone and everything. Someone said ‘what’s up with the dog’ to which Lenny replied ‘he hates people and other dogs’. 

I stayed in the room next to their son HG  - who is not yet two- and is not the best sleeper in the world. He has an excellent pair of lungs and may grow up to be an auctioneer. 

Lenny and Carmelita used to be very fond of Lenny (the dog) but their enthusiasm has waned since HG arrived. Their other dog Bandit - who has only one eye - is much better behaved. 

I went to the Hunter Valley to see my dear friends Jack and Jill. We drank too much wine and saw lots of kangaroos. Jack has a new Jaguar which he calls Mick and we took it for a spin through the vineyards. It goes like the clappers. 

I visited my ancient  brother in Sydney - and my slightly less ancient brother from Melbourne came up to stay. They are 82 and 80 years old respectively and still have all their faculties - except for the fact that they are far too right wing for my liking  - but I let them off because old white men are expected to  be right wing. 

But they read Murdoch papers in Australia so are subjected to daily intensive brainwashing about the evils of liberals and the climate change hoax. 

I was pleased to see that little has changed here while I was away. Donald Trump is still a gibbering baboon and Hillary is on her way to being President.

And the  garden people have started on the front. We now have large parts of a wall and I am sure plants will follow. 

Thursday, April 28, 2016

How would I know

When Cate went to Australia a week our so ago she went only for a few days so took carry on. She was overtaken by events and is still there - so I have to take some more clothes for her. 

So this evening we hooked up via FaceTime and I prowled around her dressing room while she gave me instructions as I used the camera to show her the vast collection of clothes - all of which look pretty much the same to me. 

No not that one - the one next to it - no on the left not the right - no that’s not it I want the black one - does that look black to you (yes) really do you think I could wear that to a funeral - (How TF would I know?)

OK that’s the one. Now I need some stockings. 

Groan.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Their very own making

Cate’s mother passed away this week at age 95 and Cate went home to be with her during her last few days. I am going on Monday and will be away for a week or so.

I am flying economy on United but have upgraded to Premium Economy at a cost of $800. For this I get the seats I used to get flying economy. 

This sort of stuff used to make me cross but now it is like water off a Badger’s back. Once you get accustomed to flying in the USA you can take anything without flinching. Even now there are armies of airline people plotting more things to make life a misery for travelers. 

I am heartily sick of the primaries and just wish we could get the nominations sorted out so that we can get on with Hillary being President.

With any sort of luck The Donald will get the required votes and will be automatically nominated as the Republican candidate. 


Hillary with then slaughter him at the election and the Republicans will disappear into the gruesome slime of their very own making.