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Writer's Block: Eye for an eye? [Jan. 7th, 2011|08:49 pm]
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[mood |deviousdevious]

If you bumped into someone who regularly picked on you as a child, what would you say to them?

hmm, well I think I'd remind them of all the times they picked on me, give them a guilt trip whilst smiling all the time and ask them if they'd grown up yet?
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Writer's Block: Welcome home [Jan. 7th, 2011|08:46 pm]
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[mood |nostalgicnostalgic]
[music |slade!]

Do you prefer to live in a region with a temperate climate or four seasons, and why?

I absolutely could NOT live in a place like California where it seems the sun shines all the time.  That would drive me nuts.  I love the anticipation and sense of excitement that I get when the nights get lighter and the birds start singing in the early evening and the promise of spring is just round the corner.  I also love it when Autumn approaches and the leaves are turning brown and bronze and red and gold and bonfires are gently smoking....it's so utterly evocative, the same with winter and summer to a lesser extent.
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Writer's Block: I'll meet you down at the big yellow joint [Aug. 7th, 2010|01:06 pm]
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[mood |cynicalcynical]

Why isn't marijuana legal when tobacco is?

I think there's a couple of answers to this one.  Marijuana is considered 'mind-altering' which of course is a threat to the people who run the country/world cos it means that if you take something that makes you think differently or reject what they preach such as DRINK COCA-COLA, EAT MCDONALDS, BANK HERE OR THERE etc etc then they don't have control over you.  AND WE CAN'T HAVE THAT NOW CAN WE?  Tobacco on the other hand, doesn't alter your mind (just your lungs) and doesn't make you think outside the box, it keeps you addicted for many years under the total control of the government etc AND they make vast amounts of money at the same time.  Which, after all,  is what any self-respecting government wants isn't it?  Control of the masses for masses of money and the least resistance.
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Writer's Block: Please don't call it a comeback [Aug. 7th, 2010|12:58 pm]
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[mood |okayokay]

Which famous or infamous historical person would you bring back to life, and why?

I'd bring back Winston Churchill to knock some sense into the British Government and 
Florence Nightingale to knock some sense into the British NHS.

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Writer's Block: Sins of c/ommission [Jul. 5th, 2010|02:06 pm]
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[mood |frustratedfrustrated]

Which do you tend to regret more: things you wish you hadn't said or done or things you wish you had?

Definately things I wish I had!
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Writer's Block: Father nature [Jul. 5th, 2010|02:04 pm]
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[music |ian brown still]

What is your fondest childhood memory of your father or grandfather?

Watching Tom and Jerry aged about 6 with my Grandad in absolute fits of giggles!
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charity shops [Jul. 5th, 2010|12:14 pm]
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[music |ian brown]


Is it just me or do charity shops these days behave as if they're Harrods?  I get soooo annoyed when I go into these shops - because I'm not very rich - and find they have put ridiculous prices on everything.  I remember a time when you paid anything from 5 to 50 pence for everything - as it should be, but now it's more like 3 or 4 pounds. 

The thing is, they are given the stuff for free, so inflation has nothing to do with it.  They won't even let you off 10p and they all seem to have aquired these complicated new fangled tills.  They seem to forget that charity goes both ways, beginning AT HOME as the saying goes.  Recently I've been in a local one that had some nice tea pots but marked up to nearly a fiver each, so of course, I didn't buy one.  A few weeks later I went in and found that all the teapots had been marked down to half price, so of course, I bought not one, but two.  You see where I'm going with this?  Yep, don't be so damned pretentious and behave like a real chartity shop should.  You are NOT in competition with Tesco or Homebase, you are in the business of making a bit of money from FREE, DONATED items and articles, some of which goes to the named charity the rest on overheads and you don't even pay any staff.

Do, please, get over yourselves and remember that you are but humble charity shops who would probably do much better if you put sensible prices on things.

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Writer's Block: Pet central [May. 6th, 2010|12:09 pm]
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[music |neil young]

Some animal rights activists are fighting to replace the term 'owner' with 'guardian' to convey a more balanced relationship between a person and her or his pet. Do you agree or disagree with the importance of this mission?

maybe Bella, the dog who lives with me is MY guardian?  I mean sometimes she mothers me like mad!  Licks behind my ears and knows when I'm upset or crying and licks my tears away just like when she had puppies.  Of course, it could be that she likes the taste!
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Writer's Block: Tolerance 101? [May. 1st, 2010|02:29 pm]
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[mood |exanimateexanimate]

If you could create/select a new subject that had to be taught in high school, what would it be, and why?

I'd bring back Latin and also introduce compulsory sign language....
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Writer's Block: Take me as I am [Apr. 23rd, 2010|11:43 am]
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[mood |sympatheticsympathetic]
[music |motorhead....yay]

Would you be upset if a long-term partner confessed that s/he'd committed a serious crime before you met? How do you think it would affect your relationship?

Assuming the relationship is a good strong one and there has always been open communication, trust and honesty then I don't see how it could be a problem.  It very much depends really on who you are, who they are, values, morals etc.  It takes courage to confess to something like that, so that should be respected and if the confessee trusts their partner enough to tell them something like that, the more likely it is to be ok.

Although not a criminal act, a good example is women who had illegitimate babies in the 50's/60's (who were subsequently put up for adoption) and chose not to tell future spouses, for numerous reasons, pain, shame whatever...and sometimes when it eventually came to light, they were penalised and judged by husband et al which is so sad....

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