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.

Moleskine in a moleskine

Well not exactly to scale… but just an idea. Futui Coponam? Graffiti in Pompei…. which apparently means  ‘I screwed the barmaid’. Also brief glimpse of my feline friend, Archie the Bengal…..  and a great quote from William Morris

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.