The often dubious, politically incorrect and mainly humorous musings of Ms Jane Turley, Creative Extraordinaire.
Marathon Music Monday
So yesterday my mate Sy completed the 2010 London Marathon in 4 hours and 9 minutes. He was hoping to do 3.45 but was badly affected by cramps at 18 miles. Nevertheless, what a phenomenal achievement for Sy who less than a year ago was 5 stone heavier! Wow, what a guy! So far Sy has raised £3,136 for Children with Leukemia.
Marathon running is a real endurance sport and I'm completely in awe of the elite sports men and women who put themselves through such vigorous training and physical challenges to be amongst the most revered athletes in the world. Yesterday the London Marathon was won by Tsegaye Kebede of Ethopia in a time of 2 hours, 5 minutes and 18 seconds - that's about the time I take to do the washing up on one of my less enthusiastic days.
On the left is Sy after completing the marathon and wearing his winner's medal. He looks a bit wobbly to me as if he's about to topple over! Unfortunately for us, Mrs Sy couldn't find him in crowds to take those piccys I was really looking forward to - those ones with his tongue hanging out and doubled up with cramp! Hmm..pity..those ones are always good for the scrapbook!
On the right is overall winner Kebede leading the way as photographed by Alexandre Moreau on Flickr . As I watched the small but perfectly formed Kebede head towards the finishing line, sitting in the comfort of my lounge chair, time and time again an image of another very talented and petit man kept popping into my head. And when Kebede finally crossed the line I found myself humming this tune;
Well done Sy, Tsegaye and the late, great Sammy Davis Junior! Without champions like you, the world would be a much duller place!
Friends, Romans, Bloggers lend me your ears! ’Cos the Mad Housewife needs to change her blog name.
I know, I know, I should have done my homework but I didn’t. Apparently there are lots of mad housewives; well I know this is true because madness is actually a very serious affliction which can become highly contagious particularly if you’ve been at home for at least 10 years. (Or in my case about approaching 17 as I managed to get pregnant on my wedding night.) It was a very (clears throat with embarrassment) “productive” wedding night, which is quite surprising really as some over zealous friends stole everything from our hotel bedroom except the towels. (Oh and I also locked Mr Turley in the bedroom the next morning so he couldn’t have any breakfast by which time folks he was in dire need of vital nourishment.) Anyway the product was Master Samuel who arrived (genuinely) 5 weeks early to sound of much tut-tut ting from aged maiden aunts. Thus I have remained, bar a few brief interlude…
Well, it wasn’t long after I’d finished posting yesterday when Usha left her comment asking me if I was going to be allowed a period of mourning for the beloved washing machine. She’s quite right, of course, an item that has served the household with such honour should be given the send off it deserves. However, Mr Turley in his eagerness to install the replacement which arrives tomorrow has already dragged it, huffing and puffing, out onto the driveway awaiting the Deliverers of the New Washer who are to remove it for the unwholesome sum of £15.
Now I’ve never known Mr Turley to be so generous in the disposal of any item before; he has cut up sofas, paving slabs, cabinets and various household accoutrements in order to avoid paying refuse charges. But not this time, his is unbearably eager for the replacement as he knows his life will not be worth living if it is not installed promptly. However, I have suggested a number of more attractive disposal options, including;
Now Mrs T would like to introduce you a new website that has been developed by her friend and fellow blogger Master Sy of The Wheel is Turning but The Hamster is Dead. Yes, that's right - the otherBritish nutter!
Well, Master Sy had this great idea of creating a website which he has called Disconnected Consortium which would have lots of contributors; bloggers from all across the world who have something to say about Life, The Universe, George Bush, The Eurovision Song Contest and maybe even those irritating drawing pins that stuck in the sole of your shoe. Get my drift? That's pretty much anything then!
What's more it's likely this site could be full of surprises because it may be the case that this is where people will publish posts that don't fit in with the style of their usual blogs. ( Oh the thought of Master Sy waxing lyrical in the style of John Keats has me all of quiver! How he will get a hamster into an ode it I don't know - but I wager h…