"Your time is limited so don't waste it living someone else's life.
Don't be trapped by Dogma which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your inner voice.
And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become."
- Steve Jobs

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Way to go NHS

This from The Sun today:

University College Hospital in London has spent £70,000 on a giant lump of polished granite, shipped in from Brazil and polished to a high sheen at great expense. The money came from charity donations, but the donors are said to be furious about the reckless spending of the hospital. Health chiefs claim the six-ton lump will help patients get better faster by promoting a “healing environment”.

But the stone is outside the hospital in the entrance, and hardly any patents will see it.

If the money had been spent on drugs it could have bought 2,000 prescriptions of insulin for diabetics, 160 treatments with the breast cancer wonder drug Herceptin or 14,000 doses of Viagra.

The hospital, housed in a futuristic new building, rushed to defend the sculpture — just one of a series of crackpot artworks there that will cost a whopping £250,000.


£250k spent on "art". How many operations could that have paid for, how many people could that have helped, made smile again, made walk again, repair burns, scars, help premature babies, etc etc etc. FFS - £70k on a fucking rock. I'll bet that within 3 months it will be surrounded by fag ends, have chewing gum stuck onto it, never get polished again, and used as a dog toilet. How very healing. Sometimes i wish we could all withold our taxes in protest about the way they are spent

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Stupid bint

Is it just me that wants to slap that woman who deserted her 15 year old daughter to run off with her toyboy Turkish DJ lover? What a stupid bint, and how pissed off I was to see her getting air time on GMTV and column inches in the papers. No doubt a fawning HELLO magazine article will follow, with such sickly titles like "Our instant love as we shagged in the loos", "He'll never leave me despite my saggy tits", and "We'll be together forever!!"

There are better people in this world that deserve media exposure. How stupid and disillusioned Elaine Walker is, and how I wet myself laughing when she indignantly said "I didn't leave my daughter with £25 .... it was £35". She has 5 kids with 5 different men, she took her other 17 year old daughter to Turkey with her and allowed her to shack up with a Turk too, and she actually thinks this is true love that will last. Worst of all she said that giving up her daughter "was worth it" to be with her toyboy.

Why aren't the authorities dragging her back right this minute? Apparently they are "investigating". This girl is 15 years old, isn't she still considered "a minor"??

I saw loads of women like Elaine on the plane to Sharm el Sheikh when I went to Dahab. Sad old divorced slappers with too much make up on, too much Argos jewellery, and clothes 2 sizes too small for them and fit for a 20 year old not a 45 year old. Of they go to Sharm to get pissed and get chatted up by the local boys who only want a shag or to rip them off, or worst case scenario, to try and get a visa. Some of them go out there just for a laugh and a shag which I guess is fine, but the ones who go out there thinking they can form a serious relationship with these young bucks are the sad ones. Certainly not worth giving up a daughter for .

Friday, August 05, 2005

Working hard

With all that's going on in the world today it's good to know that the European Union are working hard for our best interests, assuring the safety of our country and the people. I'm so glad we shovel so many millions at them so they can issue directives to help us through our daily lives, such as the latest directive which is:


Yes, seriously. There is a new ruling saying that cleavages on barmaids are a health hazard, because "when they go outside to collect glasses they are at risk from skin cancer


I can't believe they are serious!!!
  • How many minutes does it take a barmaid to collect outdoor glasses?
  • As this is the UK, it's not always deathly sunny so the skin cancer risk is relatively low
  • The same barmaids will no doubt jet off to Majorca for two weeks of nude sunbathing in 35oC heat anyhow so what does it bloody matter!
  • Attendance in pubs will plummet if the girls all wear polo necks
  • The EU should get a f***ing life and start doing worthy things instead of this bollocks
  • If they think that it's such a risk collecting glasses in the sun, then when are we all going to be banned for simply walking around in the sun? We do that every July and August and we're exposed for far longer than it takes to collect a few pints!
  • We are all sensible enough to know to wear sunblock on the very hot days. Or are we now going to see a spate of idiots sueing the EU because "we went to the beach and weren't told to put on Factor 30 by the EU so it's their fault we got burned, can we have £60million please
There are days when I bloody hate this world we live in...

Thursday, August 04, 2005

From George Carlin

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom. We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.

We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added years to life not life to years. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbour. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We've done larger things, but not better things.

We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete.

Remember, spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever. Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side. Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent.


  1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctor worry about them. That is why you pay him/her.
  2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.
  3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain idle. " An idle mind is the devil's workshop." And the devil's name is Alzheimer's.
  4. Enjoy the simple things.
  5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.
  6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.
  7. Surround yourself with what you love, whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.
  8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.
  9. Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, to the next county, to a foreign country, but NOT to where the guilt is.
  10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

A window into their lives

Have you ever looked into your rearview mirror when stuck in traffic, and watched the person/people in the car behind you? They are unaware you are watching them (spesh if you have shades on then you can stare!) and you see a moment from their lives, open and unguarded.

The tired middle aged couple who stare into space and don't speak, the young mum with boisterous kids in the back yelling at them, the lone guy leaning against the window with a ten yard stare, not noticing when you move off away from him, the teenage couple laughing and joking with their mates in the back seat, the happy couple smiling and chatting and exchanging glances, the young girl singing along to her favourite song, the angry couple having a furious argument, and the usual twat gassing on his mobile and then trying to drive and change gear with one hand as you move off.

A moment in their lives - try to imagine what sort of life they have from that small segment, are they happy? Where are they going, where have they been?

And also be aware that you may be watched when YOU are next bored in traffic, so don't pick your nose!!!