Scallywag

She said she was approaching forty, and I couldn't help wondering from what direction.

~ Bob Hope ~

Archive for June, 2013

I'm sure manners matter.
Since when did people forget about manners?

Good Manners Have No Strings

June 10th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 17 secs

I'm sure manners matter.

I’m sure manners matter.

Manners don’t have to be thinly disguised acts of guile. Far from it. Though it’s kind of disturbing to know that people think that way, it’s common. Read the rest of this entry »

Trying won't make you happy.
Will we ever be happy?

Can I Really Be Happy?

June 10th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 38 secs

Trying won't make you happy.

Trying won’t make you happy.

Yes you can be happy. Really. Despite all the hype about happiness, it is attainable – though it might not come the way some people expect. Read the rest of this entry »

Just think of it: you could take a spring break as a bike stand...
Time off on spring break or whenever lets you do anything (even weird bicycle stretches at sunset).

Take A Spring Break

June 9th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 3 mins, 29 secs

Just think of it: you could take a spring break as a bike stand...

Just think of it: you could take a spring break as a bike stand…

No spring break for us Downunder. Nope. We mostly work right through the March period and beyond. Though, we still find some ways to fit breaks in all the same. Read the rest of this entry »

Does this really mean anything?
If you ever read "photo properties full size add comment view slideshow" just say "no".

Don’t Forget Photo Properties Full Size Add Comment View Slideshow

June 7th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 44 secs

Does this really mean anything?

Does this really mean anything?

Yes, remember to “photo properties full size add comment view slideshow”. I won’t be surprised if you don’t know what that means because there elements of the Web are taking language to a new extreme. Read the rest of this entry »

Is health insuracne enough for you?
Will health insurance be enough to see you through?

Is Health Insurance Enough?

June 6th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 3 mins, 35 secs

Is health insuracne enough for you?

Is health insuracne enough for you?

If you live in a country with health insurance you might be heartily sick of it. Then again, if you live somewhere where you’d love to have health insurance, it’s a problem you’d only be too glad to have. Read the rest of this entry »

"I'm the dicator here and don't you forget it!"
Did you call me "The Dictator"?

The Dictator Will See You Now

June 5th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 3 mins, 3 secs

"I'm the dicator here and don't you forget it!"

“I’m the dicator here and don’t you forget it!”

I’m not one for dictators. They make life living misery. Yet, judging by how many tin pot tyrants there are in life, they must be satisfying something right. Read the rest of this entry »

Just what is this happy birthday tradition all about?
Some features of a happy birthday have surprising beginnings.

Happy Birthday To You

June 4th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 1 sec

Just what is this happy birthday tradition all about?

Just what is this happy birthday tradition all about?

What are the ingredients for a happy birthday? A cake with candles perhaps? Some presents, and streamers, maybe? And what about a party? Then again, that might not be necessary. Read the rest of this entry »

They can see how much of our house by satellite?
If there's live satellite view of my house, I better get the washing in.

There’s A Live Satellite View Of My House

June 3rd, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 57 secs

They can see how much of our house by satellite?

They can see how much of our house by satellite?

Who ever thought there’d ever be a live satellite view of my house for everyone to see? Back in the days of linoleum and Bakelite, it was unthinkable. Read the rest of this entry »

Where are my winter thongs?
Now where did I put that winter checklist?

A Winter Checklist In Tasmania

June 2nd, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 3 mins, 21 secs

Where are my winter thongs?

Where are my winter thongs?

No, it’s not Spring, it’s time to get out and dust off the winter checklist. Well, it’s that way in Tasmania. Australia officially started winter yesterday on the 1st of June. So suddenly we’re allowed to go “brrrr”. Read the rest of this entry »

It takes more than time to overcome being abused.
Getting over being abused requires more than time.

Feeling Abused

June 2nd, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 19 secs

It takes more than time to overcome being abused.

It takes more than time to overcome being abused.

How many people have been abused?  Researchers say the numbers are so great it’s an epidemic. Feeling like you have lost a full sense of your self-worth and control, I understand half the pain remains in the echoes that keep rippling out, even though the events themselves have long gone. Read the rest of this entry »