Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Joke Tuesday.

Dear Technical Support,

18 months ago, I upgraded to Girlfriend 1.0 from Drinking Mates 4.2, which I had used for years without any trouble.

However, there are apparently conflicts between these two products and the only solution was to try and run Girlfriend 1.0 with the sound turned off. To make matters worse, Girlfriend 1.0 is incompatible with several other applications, such as LadsNightOut 3.1, Football 4.5, and Playboy 6.9.

Successive versions of Girlfriend proved no better. I tried a shareware program, Slapper 2.1, but it had many bugs and left a virus in my system, forcing me to shut down completely for several weeks.

Eventually I tried to run Girlfriend 1.0 and Girlfriend 1.2 at the same time, only to discover that when these two systems detected each other they caused severe damage to my hardware.

I eventually upgraded to Fiancee 1.0 only to discover that this product soon had to be upgraded further to Wife 1.0. While wife 1.0 tends to use up all my available resources, it does come bundled with FreeSexPlus and CleanHouse2005. Shortly after this upgrade, however, I found that Wife 1.0 could be very unstable and costly to run. Any mistakes I made were automatically stored in Wife 1.0's memory and could not be deleted. They then resurfaced months later when I had forgotten about them.

Wife 1.0 also has an automatic Diary, Explorer and E-mail filter, and can, without warning, launch TurboStrop and Multi-Whinge. These latter products have no help files, and it leaves me to try and guess what the problem is. Additional problems are that Wife 1.0 needs updating regularly, requiring ShoeShop Browser for new attachments and HairStyle Expess which needs to be reinstalled every other week. Also, when Wife 1.0 attaches its self to Saab 93, it often crashes.

Wife 1.0 also comes with an irritating pop-up called MotherInLaw, which can't be turned off. Recently I've been tempted to install Mistress 2003, but there could be problems. A friend has alerted me to the fact that if Wife 1.0 detects Mistress 2003, it tends to delete all your money before uninstalling itself.

Monday, 28 May 2012

Garden news.

I've been snapping again.





Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Garden news.

Now, at last we have some warm, sunny weather, I've been out snapping.

The Azalea is in full bloom. Just to give you some perspective, It is 8 feet wide and 6 feet high!

A close-up of the Azalea.

This is a Dunwich Rose. A lovely, but very thorny bush.

A male Bullfinch in full summer plumage.

This Blackbird is about 2 feet from me. He gets given currants to feed his brood several times a day and follows Dad everywhere!

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Joke Tuesday.

Wine and Water

To my friend who enjoys a glass of wine.. and those who don't.

As Ben Franklin said: In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom, in water there is bacteria.

In a number of carefully controlled trials, scientists have demonstrated that if we drink 1 liter of water each day, at the end of the year we would have absorbed more than 1 kilo of Escherichia coli, (E. coli) - bacteria found in feces.

In other words, we are consuming 1 kilo of poop. However, we do NOT run that risk when drinking wine & beer (or tequila, rum, whisky or other liquor), because alcohol has to go through a purification process of boiling, filtering and/or fermenting. Remember: Water = Poop, Wine = Health . Therefore, it's better to drink wine and talk stupid, than to drink water and be full of shit. There is no need to thank me for this valuable information: I'm doing it as a public service.

Thanks to Beccy.

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Pub news.

There is to be a second beer festival this year.

It will be held between August 10th-12th. Paul says there will be a 50/50 split of ales and ciders. More info and pics to follow.

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Garden news.

The Rhododenderons are flowering. This one is "Cowslip".

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Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Joke Tuesday.

Subject: Fw: Irish Humour

Paddy says to Mick - I'm ready for a holiday, only this year
I'm going to do it a bit different. 3 years ago I went to Spain and
Mary got pregnant. 2 years ago I went to Italy and Mary got pregnant.
Last year I went to Majorca and Mary got pregnant. Mick asks - So
what are you doing different this year?. Paddy replies, - I'll take
her with me!

Paddy says to Mick, "Christmas is on a Friday this year"....
Mick says "Let's hope it's not the 13th."

Paddy & Mick find three grenades, so they take them to a
police station. Mick: "What if one explodes before we get there?"
Paddy: "We'll lie and say we only found two."

Paddy's in the bathroom and Murphy shouts to him. "Did you
find the shampoo?" Paddy says, "yes but it's for dry hair and I've
just wet mine."

Paddy spies a letter lying on his doormat. It says on the
envelope "DO NOT BEND ".
Paddy spends the next 2 hours trying to figure out how to pick the
bloody thing up.

Paddy shouts frantically into the phone "My wife is pregnant
and her contractions are only two minutes apart!"
"Is this her first child?" asks the Doctor. "No", shouts Paddy, "this
is her husband!"

Paddy was driving home, drunk as a skunk, suddenly he has to
swerve to avoid a tree, then another, then another.
A cop car pulls him over as he veers about all over the road. Paddy
tells the cop about all the trees in the road.
Cop says "For gods sake Paddy, that's your air freshener swinging

An old Irish farmer's dog goes missing and he's inconsolable.
His wife says "Why don't you put an advert in the paper?"
He does, but two weeks later the dog is still missin g. "What did you
put in the paper?" his wife asks. "Here boy" he replies.

Paddy's in jail. Guard looks in his cell and sees him hanging
by his feet. "What the hell you doing?" he asks. "Hanging myself"
Paddy replies. "It should be around your neck" says the Guard. "I
know" says Paddy "but I couldn't breathe".

An answer I can understand. An American tourist asks an
Irishman: "Why do Scuba divers always fall backwards off their
To which the Irishman replies: "If they fell forwards, they'd still
be in the bloody boat."

Friday, 11 May 2012

Family stuff.

My Dad is 83 today. Below is the card from his younger brother!

Fortunately Dad still has all his faculties about him.

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Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Garden news.

This year the Camelia has been spectacular.

Thanks to Pat for the help with putting the borders on the photos.

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Joke Tuesday.

Recently I received a parrot as a gift. The parrot had a mean attitude and an even worse vocabulary.

Every word out of the bird's mouth was rude, obnoxious and laced with profanity. I tried and tried to change the bird's attitude by consistently saying only polite words, playing soft music and anything else I could think of to "clean up" the bird's vocabulary.

Finally, I was fed up and I yelled at the parrot. The parrot yelled back. I shook the parrot and the parrot got angrier and even ruder. So, in desperation, I threw up my hands, grabbed the bird and put him in the freezer.

For a few minutes the parrot squawked and kicked and screamed. Then suddenly there was total quiet. Not a peep was heard for over a minute. Fearing that I'd hurt the parrot, I quickly opened the freezer door.

The parrot calmly stepped out onto my outstretched arm and said, "I believe I may have offended you with my rude language and actions. I'm sincerely remorseful for my inappropriate transgressions and I fully intend to do everything I can to correct my rude and unforgivable behavior."

I was stunned at the change in the bird's attitude. As I was about to ask the parrot what had made such a dramatic change in his behavior, the bird continued, "Can I ask what the turkey did?"

Monday, 7 May 2012

Pub news.

The Beer Festival ended this lunchtime, as all the beer had been drunk!

The following pics will show why.

As you can see the Festival was very well supported. The pub was packed, too!

Saturday, 5 May 2012

I've just upgraded my mobile to the new Samsung G galaxy Ace+. It will be here on Friday, and the deal I got, 300minutes, unlimited texts and 500mg download has saved me £7.00 a month!


Friday, 4 May 2012

Pub news.

Today, at 5pm the beer festival starts. A live band (as opposed to a dead one), will be playing from 8pm. The beers and ciders are all ready to go, and a full house is expected.

Paul already has the pub fully booked with diners before the music starts.

Photos and videos to follow!

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Garden news.

Although the weather has been cold and extremely wet, the garden is, at last, springing to life.

A Snakes head fritillary.

Azalea, not fully out yet.

The Wisteria is really good this year. It must be all the rain!

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Joke Tuesday.

My boss ‘phoned me today.

He said, "Is everything okay at the office?"

I said, "Yes, it's all under control. It's been a very busy day, I haven't stopped for a minute."

"Can you do me a favour?" he asked.

I said, "Of course, anything, what is it?"

He said, "Hurry up and take your shot, I'm right behind you on the 7th Tee."