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A poem - not by me

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Starkle starkle little twink
Who the hell are you to think
I'm not under what you call
The alchofluence of incohol
I'm just a little slort of sheep
I'm not drunk like thinkle peep
I don't know who is me yet
But the drunker I stand here,
The longer I get
So just give me one more drink to fill my cup
Cause I got all day sober to Sunday up

Don't know who wrote this, but I love it! LOL

Hugs,
Lex xxx
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BOVEY63 7/22/2012 11:51AM

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Love em' Thanks for the laughs!

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_LINDA 7/22/2012 11:16AM

    emoticon Tjhanks foer the funnknees!
Hugs,
Lindqa xyo

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SENATOR9 7/22/2012 9:47AM

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ANNEMAC5 7/22/2012 4:05AM

    Funny start to my day emoticonhope you are doing ok

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STONECOT 7/22/2012 3:48AM

    Sums me up to a T!!

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NEW-CAZ 7/22/2012 2:56AM

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LINDA7668 7/21/2012 6:48PM

    emoticon I'm so glad I don't have those types of days anymore. Thanks for the laugh.

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The Library Book Shuffle ... A poem by Me!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Library Book Shuffle ... A Poem by Me!

The joy of a book reservation!
The author with which you am smitten!
To be able to dine
on one book at a time,
in the order in which they were written.

When you have your own library card
Finding each book is not very hard
You click on the link
and as quick as you blink
You become a library diehard!

But sometimes we have a slight hiccup
And the book which was ready for pick up
Is not read in time,
And the link that's online,
says “kindly return”, so you give up

Last Wednesday in all of that rain
I returned such a book. What a pain!
But when I got home
Minus books – all alone,
One book to return still remained!

So on Monday, in even more rain,
I returned that book too! How insane,
But there on a shelf,
With a note to myself,
Was the first book saved for me again!!!

So now in my bedroom you'll see,
As I read my first book, drink my tea
I don't count the cost
of the second book lost
'Cause one day it will come back to me!

By Lexie Devine





  
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BARCLE 7/22/2012 2:43AM

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MNOT2THICK 7/20/2012 10:19PM

    You are quite a poet,
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MAURIZIA 7/19/2012 1:26PM

    Love it!!!!! I'm going to be looking for your book of poetry! :)

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LOVESLIFE48 7/19/2012 10:43AM

    Love it!! emoticon

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SHARJOPAUL 7/18/2012 10:12AM

    Love it!

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SENATOR9 7/18/2012 9:13AM

    Great poem

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SCIFIREADER 7/17/2012 9:55PM

    Lexie, I loved the poem. I am glad that your first book was waiting for you again, made the walk worth while. I love to curl up with a good book. When I am reading one of my favorite author's it is like I am having a talk with a good friend. Enjoy your books.

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LAUROCHKA 7/17/2012 6:57PM

    He He - I LOVE the poem....and libraries as it happens :)
Lxx

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BOVEY63 7/17/2012 6:11PM

    Great poem. I love books too!
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_LINDA 7/17/2012 5:54PM

    Brilliantly written Lexie!! Enjoyed! Oh yes, you must always have errands to run outside when its raining. Its only when its nice out that you don't need to do anything..
It is awesome to get library books. I am a big fan of free, but also of cardboard -you won't catch me reading one of those electronic things..
Enjoy your reads!
Hugs,
Linda xxx

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NEW-CAZ 7/17/2012 3:03PM

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CARLA-216 7/17/2012 2:35PM

    Very clever, Lexie!

That last pic could be my Seymour.

xoxo
Carla

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1 soaking on the way into town + hot sunshine = 1 steam-dried gal!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Title says it all really! I was lucky at first, because to either side of me the clouds looked like this:



and this:



But above me was this:



Unfortunately, even though I was walking into the wind, the wind at cloud level had a different direction in mind, and by the time I was halfway to town, there was a real battle for supremacy going on:



The rain won!



I had Tara's little brolly with me, but it was no use, because the wind got up and the rain started creating a little joy known as Rainus Horizontalus!! LOL

Never mind. After about the fourth shop, the rain stopped, the sun came out, and I slowly steamed dry. :-)

And now I'm back home, neck still a bit stiff, but otherwise fine.

Randomness time...

Useful Insult of the Day:




And now I have to go online to order a library book or two, which had to be returned today, for other borrowers before I got a chance to read them myself. *sigh* I was really looking forward to reading James Patterson's Kiss the Girls too. I'm trying to read his Alex Cross books in order, and the film they made of Kiss the Girls was really good, so I am disappointed it got snatched back so quickly. I only finished Along Came a Spider two days ago. I looked at Kiss the Girls, flicking through the 500+ pages, and briefly wondered if I'd be able to read it all in one day. Had the good sense not to try though! I'll just have to be patient until I can borrow it again. :-)

Meantime, I'm enjoying Sue Johnston's book Things I Couldn't Tell My Mother. And my Toilette Reading Material, for those times when one is, um... delayed in there... ;-) consists of Jeremy Clarkson's Driven to Distraction, and Pam Ayres' Surgically Enhanced.

From which the little ditty on my status came...

For those who missed it:

Bury me beside my dogs,
The dogs I loved and knew.
So, as in life, they'll never be
Short of a bone to chew.
-- Pam Ayres

I have been the biggest fan of Pam Ayres, since I first heard this little ditty of hers on a TV show:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6g1
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I have also always adored Joyce Grenfell, and Victoria Wood - also amazingly talented ladies. Lovely, lovely ladies, all of them. None of them have ever failed to put a smile on my face!

Have a Wicked Wednesday!
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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SCIFIREADER 7/15/2012 9:56AM

    Lexie, great pictures of the clouds, sorry you ended up getting drenched though. Love the gene pool insult, have to remember that one.

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JWOURMS 7/14/2012 3:57AM

    It was truely an uggy day yesterday.

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BOVEY63 7/12/2012 1:27PM

    Bummer getting caught in the storm like that.
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SENATOR9 7/12/2012 9:20AM

    Great picture of the clouds We sure could uses some rain here in the Great white North

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CING56 7/12/2012 3:54AM

    Thank you for my first giggle of the day - the gene pool and the life guard! I'm thinking I must go out on my bike this morning because the weather forecast says SUN for a few hours. Then... guess what... rain, rain and more rain!!!!
I did enjoy your blog - enjoy your day Lexie
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ANNEMAC5 7/11/2012 3:43PM

    Great pictures. Weather.... they are blaming it all on the gulf stream but I am sure the government has something to do with it !
I enjoy Pattersons books lost track of all I have read. Like you I love the library I am trying to finish a Jeffery Deaver book tonight. The 12th card a Lincoln Rhyme detective thriller.
I went of Pam Ayres I had a girl at work who just quoted her poems all the time and talked in THAT voice.
Hope your neck is better after your wet and steamy session

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NEW-CAZ 7/11/2012 1:38PM

    Love the pics Lex, sorry you got drenched,,,so much for summer huh?

I feel for you with neck pain having had it most of my life til that wonderful operation 5 years ago.

Hope you feel better soon babe! emoticon

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_LINDA 7/11/2012 1:15PM

    Wow!! Impressive cloud photos!! Love them! Sorry you got soaked -very familiar with that horizontal rain, see it here often, although last night's storm, it came down so heavy it was actually straight for a change.
Love that quote :)
Have good evening and sleep!
Hugs,
Linda xxx

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YOYONOMORE1 7/11/2012 1:05PM

    Love your pics. Sorry you got rained on but nice the sun came out and steam dried you, lol. We need rain badly all the lawns are so brown and our heat and humidity is coming back this weekend, oh joy. I enjoy reading James Patterson's books too, my sis gets them and passes them on to me and then I pass them on to the ladies in our building. Enjoy your day.

Hugs,
Shirl

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Irradiated Dreams

Monday, July 09, 2012

I spent the whole of Saturday night having the most bizarre dreams. I'd drop off, only to find myself in the middle of a crisis! There was a threat of radiation poisoning, and we had the geiger counters going crazy every time they were pointed at anyone. You know that noise they make:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVnR
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Well, that was all I was hearing. Each time the dream would jolt me awake, I'd turn over, go back to sleep and immediately be back there again.

It wasn't until it was approaching daylight outside that I woke sufficiently to realise that the geiger counter noise was coming from outside! It turned out that it had rained very hard for most of the night, and the geiger counter noise was the rain hitting my windowsill!

So there you go! The power of suggestion caused by an external noise while you are asleep. Of course, watching an episode of Crossing Jordan that involved radiation detection earlier that day probably helped! LOL

Hope your Monday is Mega!
Hugs,
Lex xxx

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JWOURMS 7/11/2012 3:50AM

    Auditory dreams are plain WeiRD. Do you remember the sound of a collector's card in the spokes of your bike?
That tick-tick-tick sound as the tire spins (sorry bout spelling I'm Canadian).
I once dreamed someone broke into my flat, hid in the closet with my bike, and was sitting there spinning the tire.
Talk about the brain leaping to unlikely conclusions.


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SENATOR9 7/10/2012 9:43AM

    I once dream I ate a 500 pound marshmallow.
Next morning my pillow was gone.

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_LINDA 7/10/2012 1:27AM

    emoticon Wow! That is a lot of radioactive rain!!!
Have a terrific Tuesday, with a much more peaceful sleep.
Hugs,
Linda xxx

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MNOT2THICK 7/9/2012 8:11PM

    LOL, glad you were not at risk for radiation poisoning. I have had several nights like that as well. I usually do not remember my dreams but not for the past week.

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ODDLASS 7/9/2012 5:15PM

    Sometimes you mind takes time to catch up with the facts. I once told OH not to take notice of the clock radio news saying it was 8.00 because the clock was fast.

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MAURIZIA 7/9/2012 3:36PM

    Oooooo...my recurring dream is an escaped lion. When I was a little girl I remember seeing a news story on a lion that escaped from a circus. Whenever I'm anxious, this dream recurs exactly as it was the first time I dreamt it.

Glad it was only rain...

Hugs.

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NEW-CAZ 7/9/2012 2:31PM

    The mind does amazing things Lex. If I told you some of my bizarre dreams you'll have me sectioned! emoticon emoticon

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ONESTUBBORNTART 7/9/2012 1:52PM

    Isn't it weird when that happens! Years ago my husband and I were woken at the same time thinking that each had been woken by our dream. It turned out that what really woke us was someone crashing their car through a fence down our road.
The mind is an amazing thing!

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Olympic Flame in Colchester (with pics)

Friday, July 06, 2012

I reached the end of my road about 7am, and there were already a lot of people lining the pavements. Seeing some space on the opposite side of the road, I crossed, passing behind my neighbour, there with her son and grandkids, tapping her on the right shoulder as I walked past. She fell for it! LOL





It was already lightly raining at this point, and as I stood chatting with a couple who had already grabbed a spot, we put up out brollies and leaned on the rail that was conveniently there.





The way they have arranged the route is so that the traffic can keep moving, with police there to stop the crowd from blocking the road. What we didn't realise though, was that the traffic wouldn't even be stopped when the cavalcade came past.





Just as the critical few minutes approached, a bloomin' great juggernaut stopped right in front of us, totally blocking our view! So all of us on the right side of the road had to charge round the juggernaut, to the central line, effectively narrowing the road for the cavalcade, and giving the poor policeman palpitations as he tried to keep us far enough apart from those on the left hand side to allow the various coaches and lorries through.





And it was a massive cavalcade! So many police on motorbikes! And they were high fiving the crowd as they drove past! I got a High Five from a Motorcycle cop! LOLOL





And I took photo after photo, which will give you some idea of how close we were to the vehicles.




















Here's the juggernaut on the left, and some people dancing and singing on top of a bus!







Then I noticed that something was going on to my right...





As the crowds were asked to step back, I realised that there was a torch bearer standing there, ready to receive the flame!





Could the torch bearer finally be arriving?





No...





No...





almost...





and as I waited frantically for my phone to reset after the last photo, the Torch Bearer ran past me. I snapped a shot, and got the most amazing picture of the flame!





The curls in the flame are just beautiful.


Then we had the privilege of watching the hand-over...









And the new Torch Bearer runs off down the road...





And the crowd immediately began to melt away, and by 8am, I was back in my house, a drowned rat with a terrific memory to cherish. :-)

Enjoy the rest of your Friday!
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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CARLA-216 7/10/2012 2:04PM

    That is SO tee-totally awesome, Lexie! I'm so glad you got to see the Olympic flame! And thank you for sharing with all of us!

xoxo
Carla

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MAURIZIA 7/9/2012 3:34PM

    Oh, Lexie, seeing the Olympic torch is on my list of "things to do before I die" list. I did enjoy vicariously seeing it through your blog! :)

Hugs.

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VAILIEN1 7/8/2012 12:47AM

    Lexie,

Many years ago when the Games were in the U.S. (can't recall what city it was...LOL) a friend of ours was one of the torch bearers as it passed through our city. What goosebumps I had as I witnessed as you did an actual transfer of the torch from one person to another. That was an amazing sight and I appreciate you sharing your photos which enabled me to remember this event once again. Thanks so much!

Peace,

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SCIFIREADER 7/7/2012 2:31PM

    What a great experience, thank you so much for sharing with us.

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BOVEY63 7/6/2012 1:45PM

    What an awesome experience! Thanks for sharing your pics!

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ANNEMAC5 7/6/2012 12:36PM

    Such a pity about the rain but what a great crowd and you did get a fantastic view. I wonder if you will be on tv tonight. Great pictures and you blog so well we were there with you. Flame heading my way

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SLENDERCLAIRE 7/6/2012 10:23AM

    Well done you - what a great start to the day!
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WANDAH3 7/6/2012 9:51AM

    What an amazing experience! Thank you for sharing it with us. The pictures are great and you are so right about the curl of the flame...so impressive.
Have a great and wonderful day,
Hugs,
Wanda

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SENATOR9 7/6/2012 8:09AM

    You are a great reporter.Those picture were awesome emoticon emoticon

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    emoticon emoticon that looked amazing thank you for sharing with us emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 7/6/2012 6:54AM

    So envious Lex, thanks for sharing this once in a lifetime experience emoticon

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