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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

GBE2 blog on: 100 word exercise.

Jill Mckerrow is a kiwi who has never flown - never left New Zealand. But because she has a rare condition, she speaks in a rainbow of accents, none of them kiwi.

In May 2008, she had a stroke, giving her the rare condition known as foreign accent syndrome - something believed  to affect only a 100 people worldwide.

Most people with her condition speak in only one new accent, but Jill has a variety - American, Irish and Scots, depending on the mood.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

The Princess and the Queen...

I recently discovered this little gem,  and just had to post it for you dear readers:

The Princess and the Queen...

My flight was being served by an obviously gay flight attendant, who seemed to put everyone in a good mood as he served us food and drinks.

As the plane prepared to descend, he came swishing down the aisle and told us "Captain Marvey has asked me to announce that he'll be landing the big scary plane shortly, so lovely people, if you could just put your trays up, that would be super."

On his trip back up the aisle, he noticed this well-dressed and rather Arabic looking woman hadn't moved a muscle.

"Perhaps you didn't hear me over those big brute engines but I asked you to raise your trazy-poo, so the main man can pitty-pat us on the ground."

She calmly turned her head and said, "In my country, I am called a Princess and I take orders from no one."

To which (I swear) the flight attendant replied, without missing a beat, "Well, sweet-cheeks, in my country I'm called a Queen so I outrank you. So put the tray-up, Bitch"

Jokers Wild

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Friday, July 1, 2011

GBE2: Blog on: Picture Prompt - Money Tree...

GBE2: Blog on:  Picture Prompt - Money Tree...

This week's blogging exercise is a picture prompt - Money Tree. I have already read a number of contributions from other bloggers here - they are all fantastic and have come at the subject from all directions. Gee, you haven't left much for me friends.
But the one theme that runs through each post is the meaning of the Money Tree. We may grow exasperated  telling our children or grandchildren that money doesn't grow on trees, or have you seen that Money Tree down the backyard? While you are there grab me a few leaves too!

The Money Tree is I think,  a societal  sublimable message of  an alternative form of income, such as Lotto, a flutter on the horses, a spin on the Roulette Wheel, or a hand of Blackjack. But of course every example is of total success - a breaking of the bank!

We are allowed to dream, to relax for a few moments from the responsibilities of making a living, bringing up a family and  facing reality.

There is nothing wrong about  having fantasies about being another tenant in Wall Street, or any other financial institutional headquarters in London, Sydney or Wellington, or of lying on the beach at Honolulu or the French Riviera. Just as long as we don't get paranoid about it!

So it is really back to earth and the reality of some football or skate that the children left in the hallway and nearly tripped you up as you were daydreaming and thinking about those Money Tree leaves down the backyard. Great thoughts though!

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