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. 


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. 

Friday, April 22, 2016

I will try to do better soon

I Must apologize for my appalling blogging performance but …you know….things. 

I now have my photos down to 35,000. This means that I have deleted 31,000 manually. I have tried three different duplicate removers and none works. When I look at the characteristics of duplicates I find that they are completely different. 

I could investigate this but who cares.

I am on the home stretch as I should get down to about 29,000. On the way through I have marveled at how many really bad photos I have taken.It almost seems incomprehensible how anyone could manage to consistently under-achieve - but I have managed it. 

On Tuesday we went  to Kentucky to be interviewed for our Global Entry status. We were approved on the spot which means that we can (theoretically) get into America without going through the excruciating immigration process. 

But we know how the bureaucracy works so have no great expectations.

I have the worst hay fever of my life and am taking an extraordinary number of things to try and alleviate the ghastly symptoms. 

I want to be one of these people on TV who have red eyes, the sniffles and non-stop sneezing - but they take there Magic Whiffo tablet and here they are with clear blue eyes and running a marathon. 

But of course it is all rubbish. You do the best you can and tough it out. 

Politics has vanished on cable and there is now 24 hour coverage of the death of a man called Prince. I have never heard any of his music but apparently he was a genius.

This happens to many musicians after they die. 

I do know that he wrote ‘Nothing compares to U’ which was sung by Sinead O’Connor and which I think is a masterpiece.

Perhaps I should listen to his music. He apparently released 59 albums - where to start!

I will try to do better blogging soon.