Everybody In Love by JLS - They're a bit impatient, aren't they?

JLS have got a new song out - only they didn't REALLY think the lyrics out properly, did they?

Every minute's like an hour,
Every hour's like a day,
Every day lasts forever,
But what else am i gonna do,
I’d wait forever and a day for you,

So, basically, they'd wait 25 hours for you and then give up?

Writing makes my hand ache!!



I've just been taking notes for my ECA (End of Course Assignment) by hand and noticed that I was acting like a petulant teenager asked to write an essay... writing three words, then shaking my hand because it ached and throwing myself across my notes like it was the end of the world.


I need some tips on how to write for a fairly long time without my hand/wrist aching because I have to write constantly for an hour for this ECA and since the dawn of the computer (and investing in a laptop), I've not handwritten an awful lot - mainly diary notes in a space 1.5 inches by 4 inches in my filofax and a few notes for work in my day book.

I've noticed I write better with either a pencil or a fountain pen BUT, for this assignment, pencil is not allowed and I'm scared of blotting with my fountain pen PLUS we're not in the Victorian era any more!!

Sooooo.... any hints AT ALL???

Derren Brown : The Events (pt 2)





The findings of an 18 year old:
(via text)

Rachel: did it wrk mum?
Me: no love we're watching strictly. gonna watch on +1. wt about u?
Rachel: no but me and beth are gonna watch it again and change seats

*waits for 1 hour*

Rachel: did jake get stuck? lol
Me: I can't answer you. Im stuck to the chair
Rachel: yea Or8 thn
Me: no it didn't work



The findings of a 10 yr old:

It didn't work. look i can stand up. they are all pretending. is that rachel texting? can i ring her to tell her? can we go and watch derren brown so I can shout out and tell him it's stupid. is it something on the chairs? why didn't it work mum? they're all lying. What if you're stuck to your seat in the morning... you'll be like that *mimes trying to get out of seat*. that boy who's ringing up is an actor isn't he? does he go to stage school? Can I have some supper?



RIP Patrick Swayze

Cancer sucks :( It takes the best people, screws with their body, spits them out and leaves them to get on with it.

I've had three close family members (and countless friends) battle with cancer. Two of them beat the bastard and one didn't.
My Aunt - breast cancer - had a mastectomy, reconstructive surgery and radiotherapy. SURVIVED
My Daughter - Neuroblastoma (cancer of the adrenal gland) - at age 14 months - had half a kidney and the adrenal gland removed and chemotherapy. SURVIVED
My Father in Law - lung cancer - misdiagnosed at first, too late for treatment. DIED 8 months after diagnosis

Why?

Why can we create machines to take us round the world and to other planets in the solar system, why can we create technology that allows us instant access to any source of information, why can we immediately create an antibiotic for a pandemic such as swine flu but we can't find a cure for this bastard disease?

I have so many issues connected to this disease that I tend to get a bit emotional about it. However, I like to concentrate on the positives. I have a number of friends who have given up their precious time to run the Race For Life and there are also the people who donate seemingly endless amounts of cash to all the worthy cancer causes. Every little helps... I mean, if it wasn't for the research that has take place in the past, I probably wouldn't have my daughter with us now. But more cash is needed, for more research and knowledge!!!

A "virtual" friend of mine (by which, I mean someone who I converse with on an Internet forum) recently had an last minute opportunity to go up on the 4th Plinth . Her only props were a whiteboard and some pens. As a bit of a trier... and wanting to support her... I text her, asked her to give me a mention (on the whiteboard) and, if she did, I'd stick £10 in the local Cancer Research box. So she did it :D And others followed suit... and she managed to have been pledged over £100 for Cancer Research during her hour on the Plinth. Since then, she's set up a JustGiving page and donations have almost reached £300.

HERE is her hour on the 4th Plinth in screenshots and
HERE is the JustGiving page.

Every little helps - even if you've got to look like a bit of a tit whilst raising awareness!!