Humbling . . .

The way some people manage to deal with the most difficult circumstances can be extremely humbling at times. Max Stratos, a musician friend of mine from Messina is coming with his band,  Aldo and Marcello, to visit me tomorrow. He phoned me earlier to say they were leaving late this evening, and driving through the night, as it was easier for him when he was driving! Max is blind.

You understand what I’m saying?

Big job, missus

Today I got a msg. from Liz, my ex-wife: her sister had taken her car to be ‘fixed’ the mechanic phoned with some news: more problems? more and bigger bills? NO he’d found a 5 foot long Corn snake under the bonnet: it wouldn’t be surprising if she lived in some exotic wild country but she lives in Manchester……..   well, maybe it fits the description

How many?!

I am becoming obsessed with the number of (unread?) words appearing every day JUST on WordPress: today? 358,209,812  Mamma Mia. ! ! !

PS it has gone up by 10 million since I posted this……. 368 million

The far side . . . . . .

Just got back from the hospital, after meeting with the Radiotherapy
people. It looks like it will be the end of October/beginning of Nov.
for the treatment, which I’m not looking forward to at all, though unlikely
to have long term side effects…. but there might be some quite
unpleasant ones during the month. And it will require some more
recuperation afterwards. . .  so another few months missing from
2010….. but hopefully will be a bit better by Xmas.

Have to go for several visits beforehand …. for ‘setting up’ this
involves tattooing a target on my lower regions: I asked for another
Popeye style on my arm…. but they declined.  (reminded me of the
Gary Larson cartoon attached below)… you have to laugh…. there’s
no other bloody alternative.

World Karaoke Championship…..

The world Karaoke championships are being held in Russia… hmm.. unfortunately I can’t quite see the difference between this and the X-factor type stuff….. except that this offers a recording deal, lots of dosh, the chance to ‘become a singer in my future life’ as one of the performers put it…..and of course, a prize of one (ten?) million dumplings…. although a few of the contenders seem to be already well endowed with their own dumplings, as Benny Hill might have put it….. and I don’t mean only the females.