You ungrateful cow

That’s a big ungrateful “Moo” from me

Would you like a whinge with your excellent coffee today? I would. It’s almost a reflex:

“No sugar thanks. (The man on the bus smelt like old sausages.) Full fat milk please. (I hate filling in forms.) Just a regular size coffee today. (Charity muggers are taking over the streets.)”

I am making an extra special effort to find some things that make me smile, and that I can be grateful for.

 Culturally-sensitive Wombles

I got this dark-furred Womble from McDonalds many years ago. It made me laugh. [I love the Wombles, but why are there so few girl Wombles? Can’t find any mention of asexual reproduction of their species on the Web. ]

Dark fur Womble toy

Now if only they made an Asian Womble too...

Defrosting the freezer

I love the triumphant feeling of hacking off a Really Big piece of ice from my frosted up freezer. Such a satisfying sharp crack as it breaks off.

Freezer ice chunk

Champion ice chunk from my freezer.

Beautiful words

The Love Song of Alfred J Prufrock by T. S. Eliot.  Here’s one of the bits I love in this poem:

“For I have know them all already, known them all-

Have known the evenings, mornings, afternoons,

I have measured out my life with coffee spoons;

I know the voices dying with a dying fall

Beneath the music from a farther room.

So how should I presume?”

I found a weird old 1999 Hypertext (old skool WWW-speak) version here http://www.usask.ca/english/prufrock/index.html. Click on the first link under the ‘Contents’ heading. Or there is a celebrity version with Anthony Hopkins reading it on YouTube.

My sticker collection

I found my old sticker collection! I hoarded these stickers for years, and am gradually, grudgingly passing them on to my daughter. My mum-self is so pleased to see how excited she is by them. My childhood-self years still thinks they are too precious to actually stick to anything…

Sticker collection in box

I used to love that Knitting Ring too.

ice cream sticker picture

How my old stickers have a new life now.

And here’s one I wrote earlier…

Pretty things offscreen. The more of my time that is sucked up by websites, email, television and mobile phones, the more I appreciate solid physical beauty.  Here are some pictures of pretty things I have seen offscreen…

Pictures of words. Someone has poured concrete in to my sinus cavities (I have a cold). This is a lazy ‘picture post’ today.  I am too tired to write many words, so here are some pictures of words that have made me smile …

 

6 responses to “You ungrateful cow

  1. Pingback: 12 reasons I don’t hate Christmas | A life less digital

  2. I did say ‘some’!

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  3. Ah! 2 posts on, I can understand why you took your sticker collection to London. I still have mine hoarded from when I was in primary school – definitely too good to use as stickers! Maybe I’ll let Solveig and Linnea use some too. Then again, maybe not. (Love the ice cream ones!)

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  4. Save some stickers for Alicia… She loves them!

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  5. Treat yourself to a sneaky smile thinking of me sniggering to myself each and every time I read one of your posts. I, for one, am grateful for the interwebs otherwise we’d really be missing out on that sense of humour of yours.

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