Truman, Perry and Hospital Journeys

8 weeks ago I had a little guy called ‘Truman the Tumor’ removed from my body. Then had 6 weeks to recover, then ‘Perry the Power Port’ was installed in my chest and just yesterday I started my 6 months of Chemo which will finish just before Christmas… which will make it the bet Christmas ever!

Lots more detail at (@beciboo and @davewakerley)

So it’s been a wasteland around here, but I have a backlog of a few bits of content to share so they will come in time!


That’s what I was trying to say

Alfred Hitchcock was quoted as saying the following:

“Once the screenplay is finished, I’d just as soon not make the film at all. I have a strongly visual mind. I visualize a picture right down to the final cuts. I write all this out in the greatest detail in the script and then I don’t look at the script while I’m shooting. I know it all by heart, just as an orchestra conductor needs not look at the score. When you finish the script, the film is perfect. But find cialis cheap in shooting it you lose perhaps forty percent of your original conception.”

(HT: Owl City Blog)

That’s exactly it.

Everything creative I attempt is perfect in my head.

Its the execution that ‘muddies the water’ so to speak and what comes out is… mostly silver/gold with a hint of platinum in a few places. Those ideas that actually make it through unsullied by the 37 steps it took to get to the final result.

I really love those moments!

(Funny Man Dan would agree I think)


Wife Bragging

Okay, little joke for all South Pacific dwellers! (Aus, NZ etc.)

Three men were sitting together bragging about how they had given their new wives duties.

Terry had married a woman from America, and bragged that he had told his wife she was going to do all the dishes and housework. He said that it took a couple days but on the third day he came home to a clean house and the dishes were all washed and put away.

Jimmie had married a woman from Canada. He bragged that he had given his wife orders that she was to do all the cleaning, dishes, and the cooking. He told them that the first day he didn’t see any results, but the next day it was better. By the third day, his house was clean, the dishes were done, and he had a huge dinner on the table.

The third man had married a Kiwi girl.

He boasted that he told her that her duties were to keep the house cleaned, dishes washed, lawn mowed, laundry washed and hot meals on the table for every meal.

He said the first day he didn’t see anything, the second day he didn’t see anything, but by the third day most of the swelling had gone down and he could see a little out of his left eye. Enough to fix himself a bite to eat, load the dishwasher, and call a landscaper.