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Nik Ashton said on 16/Jul/19
๐Ÿฅ“๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ’จ!
Nik Ashton said on 16/Jul/19
๐Ÿบ๐Ÿ’จ!
Nik Ashton said on 16/Jul/19
๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ‘ˆ!
Nik Ashton said on 16/Jul/19
@ MSJC - Many thanks! My belly was bloated with cake this evening and it was your comment that reminded me to have a slice of it!
Nik Ashton said on 16/Jul/19
@ Sandy Cowell - I did, many thanks for that!

The presents that you and my family bought me are amazing and I like your emojis!
Nik Ashton said on 16/Jul/19
๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ !
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 16/Jul/19
@ Nik - Actually, in comparison to my first phone, this one's mind is as clean as a whistle! The things that my old phone used to come up with - and remember, he thought that everybody should be on the lavatory! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿšฝ๐Ÿ˜€

He was funny though, and he really enjoyed his spell in prison, allowing his fellow prisoners to use him to bring in contraband! Yes, they loved him in there - he was extremely popular with everyone, and he loved entertaining the inmates in his own inimitable way.
Cheers Nik! I always consider the day after one's Birthday to be one's Boxing Birthday, probably because mine, like Christmas Day, falls on the 25th, so Happy Boxing Birthday!

๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ‘
MSJC said on 15/Jul/19
Many happy returns Nik! ๐ŸŽˆ May your belly become bloated with cake! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ŽโœŒ๏ธ๐ŸŽ‚
Nik said on 15/Jul/19
@ Sandy Cowell - Yes, at this rate there will be a letter coming through the door saying that your new phone has a court appearance, the unfortunate thing is that it will be your house that this letter is addressed to! Then when he is found to be guilty as charged (๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚!) he will be (๐Ÿ!) facing a spell (๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚!) behind bars (๐Ÿ!)! All this is because he was stupid enough to take a day release course run by your old phone, your new phone is a prankster, a crankster (autocorrect tried to change it to crankset R!), a d***, and a c***! Your old phone is all this and more (a king p****, etc, etc!)! Your new phone is a chip (๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚!) off (orf!) the old block!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 15/Jul/19
๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ Happy Birthday Nik! ๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽˆ

Hey everyone - it's Nik's Birthday today! Have a great one Nik! ๐Ÿ˜‰

๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ
Nik said on 14/Jul/19
๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿ‡!
Nik said on 14/Jul/19
๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿฒ!
Nik said on 14/Jul/19
๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜!
Bobby 178cm said on 14/Jul/19
@Sandy Cowell

A large component of this is because I can't seem to land a job anywhere. All the places I've applied to haven't called or emailed me. The one interview I had for a clerk position didn't lead anywhere either. I'm not very good at communicating with people or selling my qualities with others, and I'm about as humorous as a stiff board. I suppose my outwardness intimidates or just derails people from giving me the job. Getting into volunteer positions is easy but I'm turning 25 this August and I haven't done much with my life. The only thing I can say is that I am studying for a Bachelor's degree which will I hopefully complete by 2020-2021.

I don't suffer from any medical or mental conditions, the only affliction I have is human nature. Normally, the summer is one should be most upbeat and cheerful because the weather is nice, but here in Canada, with this Continental climate, it's not nice. I don't mind a hot and dry climate, but a hot and wet climate, no. I always feel so sticky and dirty during Canadian summers. I've always thought of that myself. Why be affectionate on Valentine's Day? Why be thankful only on Thanksgiving? Why delegate gift giving to Christmas? Shouldn't people be practicing these mannerisms year round? A person who is cruel doesn't deserve to be called a human being if you ask me, but this is the world we live in. People don't have compassion and mercy anymore. No one stops to think how the average person gets by without a job, they don't care. And most work doesn't even require credentials. I mean, do I need a P.h.D to work in a supermarket? I wouldn't be surprised if they made a qualification in the future. It's ridiculous how hard it is to find a job these days.

I like cats, but I don't have the luxury of owning any. The only joy I am able to derive is from video games, at least there I am successful and wealthy and my efforts actually matter in a video game. In real life, my efforts are worth little to nothing at all. I never thought being successful would be this difficult growing up. I knew there'd be some challenges, but I never thought it would feel like an impossible task. I feel like Herakles completing his 12 Labours.

I don't have any animals, no. I've been advised that prayer to God also works wonders, but I consider reliance on anyone but myself to be a sign of mental weakness. I usually just soldier on and hope things get better with time. Unfortunately, human nature has a way of twisting and morphing fate into something that is evil and miserable. The few good people you meet are overshadowed by tyrants and crooks. I sometimes feel like I've lived lifetimes of tragedy because that's how old I feel when I get into moods like this. Of course, animals have a simplicity that humans lack, they don't judge.

Thanks for your kind words, Sandy. Without people like you, I'd be deigned to believe the world is not worth saving.
Nik said on 14/Jul/19
@ Sandy Cowell - That is so true! He's a t***t, a k****, a ruddy great fool!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 14/Jul/19
@ Nik - Re: Your fondness for this - ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ

This reminds me of the 'prodding scene' in 'One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest', when McMurphy (Jack Nicholson) repeatedly prods Harding (William Redfield), who becomes very irate! ๐Ÿ˜‚
MSJC said on 14/Jul/19
@Sandy Cowell - Goodness me! I didn't even notice I'd called you that name ๐Ÿ˜‚ but i can assure you it was likely autocorrect (autocorrupt as i refer to it) so apologies for that ๐Ÿ™‚

Speaking of box sets I've recently been invested in watching the Big Bang Theory, have you ever watched it? My ex partner got me started on it and while i was hesitant initially i grew to actually really enjoy it, although the laughter every few seconds does spoil it, but i can appreciate well written humour ๐Ÿ˜ hope your weekend has been good so far ๐Ÿ˜ŽโœŒ๏ธ
Nik Ashton said on 14/Jul/19
๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ‘ˆ!
Nik said on 13/Jul/19
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ—ฃ!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 13/Jul/19
AND you could say he's a prankster, Nik! I think he's been taking lessons from my old phone. That innocent-looking shiny black piece of technology was VERY quick off the mark, but he took things too far and ended up in prison on charges of gross indecency in a public place, if you remember!

๐Ÿ“ฒ โธ๏ธ ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 13/Jul/19
@ Bobby - You sound as though you're feeling extremely down, and I am so sorry to hear this.

Some people say that they suffer from Seasonal Effective Disorder, but doesn't anybody pause to think that the hot weather can also be responsible for people's low moods? I for one MUCH prefer a snowy spell to hot, sweaty weather, which I cannot stand either, so I know exactly where you're coming from. Being as it's July now, I comfort myself by thinking that in just 3 months' time, we'll be heading towards Christmas, the one time in the year when it's 'the norm' to be nice and kind to one another, but why can't it be like this ALL YEAR ROUND? I, too, have witnessed people who find it second nature to be cruel to others, and they get away with it because of their social standing, or simply because their peers fear them. Yes, it's so unjust this World that we live in, and I'd like to think that these specimens who bring a constant barrage of misery will be punished either in this World or the next.

I so hope you find peace and contentment from one source or another. I have my cats, and I genuinely think that animals offer unconditional love. We lost one this week, a black-and-white girl cat named Iberow. When I got up on Wednesday, my brother told me "Iberow died." I went shivery all over. Cats are members of one's family, and are with us for precious little time. Iberow was 11 and-a-quarter, and was born a day after my Mum died. She leaves 2 sisters, Tangus and Ottica, not to mention 11 others. Wednesday the 10th of July will always be a sad day in this household.

Do you have any animals, Bobby? In my experience, they offer companionship and comfort when we are at our lowest. They sit with us and don't moan at our choice of DVD's, or make unreasonable demands from us. Perhaps you could think about getting an animal of your choice to help you when you're down. My cats have helped me when I have been positively frightened of people, after my attacks. They proved heaps better than a therapist who stares at the clock all the time. Yup, people can be cruel and thoughtless, but happily, there are nice, decent ones in the big, wide World - lots of them - and I sincerely hope that some of them befriend you very soon.

Have a good weekend, Bobby,

All the best to you,

Sandy xxx ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 13/Jul/19
@ Nik - He's an @rse!

@ MSJC - Actually, my surname is Cowell, without the 'b'! A certain classmate used to call be Cowbell. That was one of the nicer ones! ๐Ÿ˜‰
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 13/Jul/19
Hey, MSJC! Yes, it's been quite a while, hasn't it? My phone didn't recognise your name anymore, the silly bugger! I've been getting carried away lately with mind-expanding box-sets. First, I saw seven Seasons of 'American Horror Story' and now I've started 'American Gods'. I'm only on episode 2 though.

Now that it's Saturday, I am going to take my weekly 'House' omnibus break. Hugh Laurie always affords me a laugh!

Have a great weekend, MSJC!

Sandy xxx ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
Nik said on 12/Jul/19
๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ!
Nik said on 12/Jul/19
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ—ฃ!
Nik said on 11/Jul/19
@ Sandy Cowell - Your autocorrect is a painster!
MSJC said on 11/Jul/19
@Sandy Cowbell - Hey thankyou for the kind thoughts it is much appreciated ๐Ÿ™‚ i seem to be distracted by a hundred and one other things these days (Pokemon GO!) ๐Ÿคซ ๐Ÿ˜‚ But I'm largely keeping well and glad to see you and @Nik are still around ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ‘

@Rob - Glad to hear it ๐Ÿ‘Œ 15 years and still going strong!
Nik said on 11/Jul/19
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ—ฃ!
Bobby 178cm said on 10/Jul/19
@Sandy Cowell

It's been unbearably hot and humid here and I am at my wits end. I never had to worry about perspiration while in Greece, all I had to do was worry about staying hydrated.

As for being happy and contended, I've been in a state where all the mistreatment and injustice that pervades the world has left me heartbroken. Hones to God heartbroken. Someone who wrongs someone else doesn't deserve to be called a human being in my personal opinion. I'm in a better mood but I don't think the world is going to get any better. Things seem to be getting worse with time. Tolerating things we shouldn't while not stopping to think about the things that don't deserve to be tolerated.
Nik Ashton said on 10/Jul/19
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ—ฃ!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 10/Jul/19
@ MSJC - Hey, I was thinking about you just a couple of days ago, and wondering if you'd put in an appearance. How's that for a coincidence? ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘

It's great to hear from you and here's wishing you all the best!

Sandy xxx ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
Nik Ashton said on 10/Jul/19
๐Ÿฅถ๐Ÿฅถ๐Ÿฅถ๐Ÿฅถ๐Ÿฅถ๐Ÿฅถ!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 9/Jul/19
Hi Bobby!

I hope you are well and enjoying your Summer break from university. Keep positive and make the most of your youth and your health. You're a good egg, and I pray that you are happy and contented.๐Ÿฃ

All the very best!

Sandy ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘ xxx

PS Please don't feel under any pressure to write until you're absolutely ready to.
Nik said on 9/Jul/19
๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™ƒ!
Nik said on 9/Jul/19
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ—ฃ!
Nik said on 9/Jul/19
@ Sandy Cowell - It's not quite as bad if that wet soggy nose makes a quick getaway from the owners property (us!) without causing too much of a shock!
Nik said on 9/Jul/19
๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿ‘ˆ!
Nik said on 8/Jul/19
@ Sandy Cowell - I bet Ulercy would get a ticking off if he sprayed in the house, I know you wouldn't be too hard on him though. When he sprays on other cats he must think that his spray is a weapon and a feared part of his armoury, he may feel that it's a statement of authority to cats who he is angry with, all cats will want to feel like they are Top Cat!
It's good for people to offer a helping hand to problematic animals and if they are unable to do this then it is a good idea to seek help from the right professionals, I am sure that animals respond well to expert help and they will be given so much encouragement, warmth, patience, and expert guidance, in order to overcome their problems.
I am not surprised that you recommend "My Cat From Hell" to everyone who loves animals, Jackson Galaxy is so successful at transforming the fortunes of cats and it is so vital that he offers so much warmth to all the cats he meets. He knows what he is doing, he is patient, and he has so much warmth in him, so what more can you or any cat ask for? He is also kind and will never give up on a cat - ever! This program is a must for every cat owner.
The fact that this program is funny and entertaining adds a lot to his show too, I agree that Jackson is even more of a man than ever when he cries.
Animal helplines, including Pet Bereavement Helplines, are so vital for every pet owner, it's ideal if a helpline is free and I would hope that there are enough helplines out there to cope with demand and I would also hope that any animal owner would always be able to quickly contact a helpline that can offer expert advice on any possible issue that they may have concerning their pet. It would be great if a list of all the available helplines out there was made available to us all. It's good these days that people are able to become aware of which vets are suitable, social media can play a big role in helping us decide which vets are really worthwhile.
Finally it must be said that plug-ins will be very useful if they help lift the mood of grumpy, aggressive cats and dogs. It is very unfortunate that they are not cheap though and I would hope that anyone who offers goods and services in important areas of life (pets obviously being one of them.) would offer those goods and services as cheaply as possible. What are these plug-ins please?

Cheers Sandy to you and your loved ones,

Nik and his Mum!
MSJC said on 8/Jul/19
Hey all it's been a while! ๐Ÿ˜

Just thought I'd put in this brief cameo appearance ๐Ÿ˜Ž had myself weighed and measured recently, came in at 1.76 or to be more specific 5'9.2in.

Never quite made it to 6ft in the end.

Hope you've all been well ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘‹
Editor Rob
I'm still plugging away ๐Ÿ˜Ž
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 8/Jul/19
@ Nik - No it isn't at all great to have a wet soggy nose suddenly pressed up against you unawares! I, for one, jump out of my skin! ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ˜–
Nik said on 8/Jul/19
๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿฒ!
Nik said on 8/Jul/19
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ—ฃ!
Nik said on 8/Jul/19
๐ŸŒ™๐Ÿ‘ˆ!
Nik Ashton said on 8/Jul/19
๐Ÿฆ•๐Ÿ‘Œ!
Nik Ashton said on 7/Jul/19
๐Ÿฆ–๐Ÿ•ท!
Nik Ashton said on 7/Jul/19
๐Ÿบ๐Ÿ‘ˆ!
Nik Ashton said on 7/Jul/19
๐Ÿ˜ถ๐Ÿ˜ถ๐Ÿ˜ถ๐Ÿ˜ถ๐Ÿ˜ถ๐Ÿ˜ถ!
Nik Ashton said on 7/Jul/19
๐Ÿฅถ๐Ÿฅถ๐Ÿฅถ๐Ÿฅถ๐Ÿฅถ๐Ÿฅถ!
Nik Ashton said on 7/Jul/19
๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ…!
Nik said on 7/Jul/19
@ Sandy Cowell - It will also be great when an animal presses his/her nose onto you when you are not looking!i
Nik said on 7/Jul/19
๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ’ค!
Nik said on 7/Jul/19
๐ŸŒ™๐Ÿ‘Œ!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 6/Jul/19
@ Nik - Oh, no, only Ulercy sprays, and he tends to do it in the garden or when he's angry with another cat and wants to show he's Top Cat! He's only depleted his bladder on me the one time, thank goodness, but if he did it more often, I would take it that he's insecure and seek help for him. You can get cat behaviour therapists, and no doubt you'll be aware of Jackson Galaxy, who successfully transforms problematic cats for his programme 'My Cat From Hell'. ๐Ÿ˜พ๐Ÿ˜

I recommend the programme to any animal lover, and it's a must for a cat owner like myself. It's funny, warm, and thoroughly entertaining. Oftentimes, he ends up in tears, and he is a huge man of well over 6ft. To me, that makes him even MORE of a man. He has never failed to help a cat - ever!

You can alternatively seek help free over the phone. There are plenty of animal helplines available, including Pet Bereavement Helplines, and every worthwhile vet will help a stressed out pet. Pet shops sell plug-ins to help lift the moods of grumpy, aggressive cats and dogs - but they aren't exactly cheap!

Cheers Nik and greetings to your Mum too.

All the Best,

Sandy xxx ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’
Bobby 178cm said on 6/Jul/19
Rob, do you consider a cat lover or was that Jenny's idea to get a cat?
Editor Rob
I like Cats and Dogs, and because of allergies could never have a pet so with our own house it was great to have a family pet. Jenny grew up with cats, so she of course was keen.
Nik Ashton said on 6/Jul/19
๐Ÿš”๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿš”!
Nik said on 6/Jul/19
๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ‘ˆ!
Nik Ashton said on 6/Jul/19
๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ!
Nik Ashton said on 6/Jul/19
๐Ÿฆ–๐Ÿฆ–๐Ÿฆ–๐Ÿฆ–๐Ÿฆ–๐Ÿฆ–!
Nik said on 5/Jul/19
@ Sandy Cowell - Yes, it is clear that your cats are very possessive and they don't think anything of just spraying on you, in fact they think that it's their right! When Ulercy sprayed all over your new nightie you will have been hit by a constant barrage of hot and very excited **$$ particles, he was a naughty big blue boy! It will have also been a surprise when Pixie pressed his little ginger snout on your behind, he must also think that you are his property and isn't it nice when an animal presses his/her nose onto you (particularly if the animals nose is wet!) and then instantly moves away from you (or not!)? Animals bring us so much joy!
Nik Ashton said on 5/Jul/19
๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜!
Nik Ashton said on 5/Jul/19
๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿš”!
Nik Ashton said on 5/Jul/19
๐Ÿ โ›”๏ธ๐Ÿฉ!
Nik Ashton said on 5/Jul/19
๐Ÿ—ฃโ€Fartโ€! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚!
Nik said on 5/Jul/19
๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜!
Nik Ashton said on 5/Jul/19
๐Ÿคช๐Ÿคช๐Ÿคช๐Ÿคช๐Ÿคช๐Ÿคช!
Nik Ashton said on 5/Jul/19
๐Ÿ“บ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿšœ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿข๐Ÿ‘Œ!
Nik said on 4/Jul/19
๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜!
Nik said on 4/Jul/19
@ Sandy Cowell - It is very interesting (autocorrect tried to change it to net festering!) that Putsi always used to pop up whenever someone opened a bar of chocolate, dogs really do have good hearing and if they hear something they want, well! They do get familiar with things and the sound of the chocolate wrapper opening always signified to Putsi that chocolate was up for grabs!
I know that Jasmin always pops up whenever anyone opens up a fridge door and if you say anything in an enthusiastic way (particularly if it is aimed in Jasmin's direction!) when the humans are eating she thinks someone is going to treat her to some food!
Jasmin's tail wags a lot when there are some edible treats up for grabs, it wags around making a 360 degrees turn! I have sometimes fed her food at the table, particularly on a Sunday at dinner time, and there isn't much that she doesn't like! When we are eating she often spends her time popping up from under the table to pester us for food!
Manelia really does like the toy on a string that Jim bought her and it is clear that she still likes it even though the string has broken off, I wonder if playing with the string on it's own would appeal to her! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚! It will ๐Ÿ great when her new toy arrives!
Some of the questions that people get wrong on quizzes are incredible, it must be great to appear on a quiz show though however well you do with the questions! The experience of appearing on a quiz is something that money can't buy and it would also be great to know that you are contributing to the entertainment provided to the millions of people who are watching the quiz, after all every quiz show needs contestants or there would be no quiz show!
This week on the "Chase" it was great to know the answer to two questions, I correctly knew that the Surrey County Council headquarters are based in Kingston upon Thames and that Michelle Keegan is married to Mark Wright!
The "Chase" is such a great quiz because Bradders is cool, the "Chasers" are cool, and the whole format of this quiz is interesting! Also the questions asked on this quiz are interesting ones too!
The history you discussed in your last comment is very interesting and I had never thought about Richard the Third rhyming with โฌ†๏ธurd, it's also amazing to find out that a Richard the Lionheart is Cockney rhyming slang for fart!

Cheers Sandy and cheers to your loved ones too!
Nik said on 4/Jul/19
๐Ÿšโ›”๏ธ๐Ÿฉ!
Nik Ashton said on 3/Jul/19
๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ!
Nik Ashton said on 3/Jul/19
๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคช!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 3/Jul/19
While still on the subject of cats, I just experienced a different sort of 'surprise from behind'. I was drying myself and felt something cold and wet on my bum. It was Pixie's nose! I didn't take it quite so badly as Ulercy's spraying me in the back at all! He'd climbed up silently onto the spin dryer and was just the right level to press his little ginger snout on my behind! I have had worse greetings...

๐Ÿค”๐Ÿˆ
Nik said on 2/Jul/19
๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ‡!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 2/Jul/19
@ Bobby - Yes, the ancient Egyptians worshipped cats. These animals evolved to perfection long before we did, apparently. They are perfect little machines and born survivors! I love all animals, and the programme I am watching right now, 'A Touch of Frost', and starring David Jason, shows just how faithful an animal can be. In this particular episode, a German Shepherd dog homes in on the Inspector and won't leave him alone. Animals give their love unconditionally, and this little fellow ends up nearly getting killed in the process of defending Frost, saving his life. Fortunately he doesn't die, and is nursed back to full health by the grateful Inspector. David Jason was famous for his comedy, and then he decided to take on a really serious part. His comedic side always shows through though and it is often a welcome relief when the subject matter is serious, to the point of reducing one to tears.

Actually, I've had a bit of a crappy three days of late. As you may know, I am in constant pain, but writing on Celebheights, and watching excellent TV programmes, not to mention listening to music, takes my mind away from it. I guess I'm quite lucky because I have a positive outlook on life. Those who say, "Life's a bitch and then you die" are very pessimistic. Life is what you make it, after all! Well, I didn't have sufficient pain relief over the weekend and yesterday, but I still did my best to enjoy myself. I drank a few glasses of wine to take my mind from the pain, and it does actually help. Before anesthetics were invented, people would frequently be dosed up with spirits before an operation. Did you see the Clint Eastwood film, where the jealous nuns removed his leg? How awful was that? The poor guy didn't even need it....

As regards the film 'Inglourious Basterds', being as it is a Quentin Tarantino film, it's bound to be funny! That guy sees humour in everything, and even turned a jewel robbery into a comedy with his 'Reservoir Dogs'. There was SUCH a to-do when they first showed it on TV. Now they show Quentin's films all the time, and I only recently saw 'Pulp Fiction' on TV, which has more than its fair share of humour. The 'Gold Watch' story has me in tears of laughter every time, as related by the one and only Christopher Walken.

I am going to make myself a nice cup of tea now, bracing myself for the cleaning up of the cats' litter trays. The things we do for love!

Wishing you an enjoyable week Bobby!

All the Very Best,

Sandy xxx ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
Nik said on 2/Jul/19
๐Ÿš๐Ÿฉ!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 1/Jul/19
@ Nik - Yes, indeed they do regard you as their property! When Ule-Ule sprayed me, I was wearing a nightie that I had just bought from a charity shop - and it didn't smell of me! I'd like to think that I don't smell, but Ulercy could tell the difference. I didn't smell of my usual delightful self, you see, and the naughty big blue boy sprayed all over my back! It was incredibly hot, and it felt as though I had been stabbed!
๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿˆ....Psssss!
Nik said on 1/Jul/19
@ Sandy Cowell - I suppose a big cat probably will have a big bladder, when Ulercy sprays on you it must be like being sprayed by a hose pipe that is connected to a tap which hasn't been turned off in a while!

Animals simply do whatever they want and they don't think about whether something is naughty or not, it's interesting that they think of us as being their property!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 30/Jun/19
Well, Nik, Ulercy is a very big cat, and I guess it goes with the territory! Funny and appropriate choice of terms really, because that's exactly what they are doing when they spray on you! They are saying, "She/he is MY PROPERTY!"
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 30/Jun/19
But Nik! You were MOUNTains out!
๐Ÿš๐Ÿฉ I guess I have a dirty mind! Just continue being yourself! ๐Ÿ˜‰XX
Nik said on 29/Jun/19
@ Sandy Cowell - ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚! Just look at that poodle, he's bigger than the recreational vehicle (campervan, camper, caravanette!)! That's unless it's a toy 'un! ๐Ÿšโ›”๏ธ๐Ÿฉ!
Bobby 5ft 10 said on 29/Jun/19
@Sandy Cowell

That's the peril of any kind of writing. Not knowing how to articulate oneself is the most challenging intellectual affair that exists. At least in my opinion. Imagine having the vernacular but lacking the passion.

I suppose any species is prone to such bouts of playfulness at a young age, human or otherwise. I am not sure exactly where the saying that cats have nine lives came from, but I believe the proverb can be traced back all the way to Ancient Egypt.

I have seen Inglorious Bastards, but his fate in that movie is also short-lived and his character ends up perishing quite early. Inglorious Bastards is more of a parody of WW2 though, so I didn't take it too seriously. I haven't seen Fassbender in much else though.

It really seems that the educational system invested in their youth back then to prepare them for the world of work. Everything you could ever know and ever wish to know, was taught to you at the high school level. That is no longer true anymore though. It's a shame. Most people working as CEOs today only have a high school background.

I'm sorry I didn't write much. I have a frightful bit of a headache and can't think too clearly today.

Cheers Sandy. :)
Nik Ashton said on 29/Jun/19
๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿคช๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ท!
Nik said on 28/Jun/19
๐Ÿ—! ๐Ÿšข! ๐Ÿ! ๐Ÿ—ป! ๐Ÿ›ค!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 28/Jun/19
@ Nik - ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚...๐Ÿš๐Ÿฉ
Nik said on 28/Jun/19
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ‘ˆ!
Nik said on 28/Jun/19
@ Sandy Cowell - Ulercy must have a very big bladder and it must often be full, you and Christopher will know exactly what it is full of! ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ’ซ๐ŸŒŽ!
Nik said on 27/Jun/19
๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ–!
Nik said on 27/Jun/19
@ Sandy Cowell - Then he will be out of the exit door before you can say "naughty dog"! To think that his owners were good enough to tour the country with him!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 27/Jun/19
@ Nik - That poodle looks like he's eyeing up the van for improper purposes!๐Ÿ˜ฏ
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 27/Jun/19
@ Nik - Ulercy is never called Ulysses! There is only the one of him, which is just as well really, considering the contents of his bladder! Just ask Christopher! He's had first-hand experience. So have I for that matter! ๐Ÿ˜‰
Nik said on 26/Jun/19
๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿ‘Œ!
Nik said on 26/Jun/19
๐Ÿ•ท๐Ÿ‘ˆ!
Nik said on 26/Jun/19
๐Ÿš๐Ÿฉ!
Nik said on 26/Jun/19
@ Sandy Cowell - It is great to make up pet names for our pets and they do look at you gormlessly when you call them different names, I often call Jasmin "J dog" or "Jasmino"! I bet Christopher was none too happy with Ulercy when he urinated on him, when he was exercising!
It's funny that you call Ulercy a pissypussy and I like the name "Uselessly", I like it that you called Tangus "Funnymouth" too! What about the name "Ulyses" for Ulercy? ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜น๐Ÿ’ซ๐ŸŒŽ!
Nik said on 26/Jun/19
๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜!
Nik said on 26/Jun/19
@ Sandy Cowell - Your autocorrect may be obscenity itself but the last one was the dictionary definition of obscenity, it was obscenity impersonified! Bombay Bad Boy springs to mind!
Nik said on 26/Jun/19
๐Ÿšœ๐Ÿ–!
Nik Ashton said on 25/Jun/19
๐Ÿฆ‡๐Ÿฆ…๐Ÿฆ‰!
Nik said on 24/Jun/19
@ Sandy Cowell - Your old autocorrect took the chocolate chip cookie! He had a mind like a **it pit! ๐Ÿช!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 24/Jun/19
@ Nik - My autocorrect is obscenity itself. Bad boy! However, he isn't as bad as the last one! ๐Ÿ˜‰
Nik said on 24/Jun/19
๐Ÿ˜น๐Ÿ˜น๐Ÿ˜น๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚!
Nik said on 23/Jun/19
๐Ÿšœ๐Ÿ‘Œ!
Nik said on 23/Jun/19
@ Sandy Cowell - Your autocorrect is a bad lad!
Nik said on 23/Jun/19
๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜!
Nik said on 23/Jun/19
๐Ÿ’ผ๐Ÿ•ท๐Ÿ‘ˆ!
Nik said on 22/Jun/19
๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ‘ˆ!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 22/Jun/19
Yes, Nik, he's crude alright, but not as crude as my last one! He really took the biscuit and had a mind like a cesspit!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 22/Jun/19
@ Bobby - Hi Bobby! Don't ever feel that you should hurry with a response to me! I know the feeling only too well of not being 'in the writing mood', and if I try to push myself then, I risk coming out with a load of piffle!

Yes, cats do have marvellous reflexes, and many a time, it can save their lives. However, kittens and very young cats tend to chase around at top speed, and it was during one such session that Manelia had her accident. They get injured in fights as well and oftentimes, can chase dangerous insects and then get stung by them, or pick on large birds, who peck them in self-defence. They say cats have nine lives though.

Apart from 'Eden Lake', in which Michael Fassbender plays a major, if unfortunate part, I would like to recommend the Quentin Tarantino film 'Inglourious Basterds'. He plays a German in it, and I actually thought he was German, but no, he is British. The film is very entertaining, but it's both sad and amusing. It stars Brad Pitt, Eli Roth, Diane Kruger, Christoph Waltz and French actress Melanie Laurent. Don't let its length put you off, because it's done in chapters, so you can always pause it. I have watched it three consecutive times in a day before, it is so addictive. It is Tarantino's take on how the War might have turned out. All Quentin's films have an enormous amount of humour in them; if they didn't, they wouldn't be so blackly entertaining. I reckon this great writer and his friend Eli Roth are fans of 'American Horror Story', I really do. I know Mr Tarantino watches a great many films himself, not for ideas, because he has those a-plenty, but because he enjoys them.

I had to go to hospital this week for a review, but it all ran smoothly and I had a very nice Doctor.

Now I would like to tell you about some of the exams I used to take from the ages of 14-18. They were called 'London Chamber of Commerce', or LCC exams for short and RSA exams, which stood for 'Royal Society of Arts'. They covered English at different stages, French, Maths, Arithmetic, Handwriting, Business Studies and Shorthand, all at different grades. I found the English ones a particular doddle because my Mum drummed grammar into me from a very early age. For example, you were given an essay without punctuation, and had to fill it in yourself. Then there would be sentences with options of which word is right and which are wrong and fill them in. You would have passed, no trouble, but the grammar I see used even on adverts nowadays is terrible! It makes me squirm, so don't think you are the only one who gets uptight about things! I do too, and then some....

I wish you a great weekend Bobby! Have fun!

Sandy xxx ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 22/Jun/19
@ Nik - I keep telling him he's a pissypussy, but he just looks at me - gormlessly! He urinated on Christopher when he was exercising once, and he went quite mad!

Jim used to call him 'Uselessly' which my Dad found extremely amusing, but I wouldn't have it! He didn't like it when I called Tangus 'Funnymouth'! Needless to say, it was all in good jest! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜น๐Ÿ˜น๐Ÿ˜น๐Ÿคฃ
Nik said on 22/Jun/19
@ Sandy Cowell - He is one bad lad!
Nik said on 22/Jun/19
๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ‘ˆ!
Nik said on 22/Jun/19
๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿ‘ˆ!
Nik said on 22/Jun/19
@ Sandy Cowell - Your autocorrect is rude, crude, and shrewd! He thinks he's some sort of dude, shame nobody else does!
Nik said on 21/Jun/19
@ Sandy Cowell - Your autocorrect is very rude!
Nik said on 21/Jun/19
@ Sandy Cowell - That is very true, this tree is from Braintree and a few decorations would give everyone much cheer!

Ulercy is one naughty pi**y pussy! ๐ŸŽ„!
Bobby 5ft 10 said on 21/Jun/19
@Sandy Cowell

I gave it some time so I could formulate a response, although I am loath to admit I was not in the right mood for a long discussion at the time, and so I am responding today. Don't most animals have the instincts to avoid hurting themselves? I'm surprised a creature as skittish as a cat would allow itself to sustain injury especially being that cats are popularized by their well-known quick reflexes "cat-like reflexes". At least your cat didn't sustain a life-sustaining injury and was able to see a vet before infection could spread.

Yes, Michael Fassbender makes an excellent addition as the tragic villain Magneto aka Erik Lensherr. Throughout my childhood I have preferred the much more optimistic Professor Xavier but have realized that Magneto is a far more sensible character with his cynical outlook towards governments and authority figures. I think the testament to true character is being able to have a balance of two different outlooks befitting the occasion. I haven't seen Fassbender in anything else but Assassin's Creed and the Alien films, Prometheus and Alien Covenant, the latter of which he portrays a Weyland-Yutani Synthetic named David in Prometheus and reprises his role for the sequel while in addition portraying a similar model synthetic named Walter. Alien Covenant has a clever prologue where David has a meeting with his creator, Peter Weyland, about the origins of mankind. David makes some interesting parallels between humanity and synthetics citing that David would outlast Peter because he does not age but yet is the inferior one because he was created. Additionally, David enquires as to Peter's creator knowing that Peter created him but asked who created him. Ridley Scott has never voiced any religious beliefs before but tends to insert them like clockwork in his Alien movies, so it makes for some fascinating intellectual digestion.

Well, Star Wars is meant to be a Space Opera, but a fancy one. I suppose it's not for everyone and I'm not too obsessed with it either but the politics in it make for an intriguing enterprise of enjoyment.

Hmm, with lessons like that, I am sure you picked up secretarial work or office work afterwards. It befuddles how much more advanced the educational system has become and yet the job market has become saturated with ridiculous qualifications and standards. Sometimes I see young people working in supermarkets and have to ask myself how they managed it when I, equally as ambitious and opportunistic as all young people, cannot seem to pass a basic interview. I suppose my introverted nature saw fit to that long ago.

I watched maybe 2/3rds of Lord of the Rings. The movie drags on and on and on. It's not a bad movie, but it is very long. I can't imagine sitting for 3 hours watching a single film.

That's a shame. I like the smell of Nescafe, very strong.

I've been dealing with headaches on and off this week myself, they come and go, but tend to signal their appearance when I am emotionally stressed out.

Cheers Sandy and enjoy your weekend :)
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 21/Jun/19
๐Ÿ‘ฝ Correction Time! ๐Ÿ‘ฝ

That was meant to be Micheal FassBENDER. My autocorrect has tried that one before. It seems to think that Bender is a bit rude! Well, how about Lawrence Bender, famous for his work with Quentin Tarantino? ๐Ÿ˜
Nik Ashton said on 20/Jun/19
๐Ÿคช๐Ÿ‘ˆ! ๐Ÿคช๐Ÿ‘Œ!
Nik Ashton said on 20/Jun/19
๐Ÿ‘ƒ
๐Ÿ‘†
Nik Ashton said on 20/Jun/19
๐Ÿฅ’๐Ÿ‘ˆ!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 19/Jun/19
@ Nik - That tree needs decorating and then it would make a perfect Christmas tree! Did you know that I used to stick mine up in October? (Well the one in my bedroom, that is!) It was all pink with pink decorations. Then Ulercy piddled on it! What a naughty pussy! ๐Ÿ˜น
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 19/Jun/19
@ Bobby - Hi! I'm sorry for the delay in replying. I have had a crappy three days of worry. On Saturday, Manelia was running around like a lunatic as kittens and young cats do, and she rammed her face into the fire guard. I tried desperately hard to get her some help, but all the vets were closed. I even tried the Blue Cross Helpline, but that was closed as well being the weekend. The wound didn't bleed but there was a chip missing from her little neck. The following day, it looked red-raw and because it itched, Manelia would scratch it and yelp in pain. I sat her on my lap and made sure she didn't fiddle with it. She has been to the vets now, of course, and it is healing nicely. I'd far, far sooner have suffered an injury myself than see an innocent little animal go through that.

It's great to hear that Michael Fassbinder and James McAvoy star alongside Evan Peters. I am a fan of all of them. My introduction to Evan Peters couldn't have been better. He will be in Season Eight but after that, he's going to bow out gracefully, which is such a shame. His parts in AHS range from the downright disturbing to the vulnerable, and he excels at everything. Have you seen the Michael Fassbender film 'Eden Lake'? It was shown as part of the 'extreme season' on the Horror Channel. It really is gruesome.

Yes, I was aware that some people are so crazy about 'Star Wars' that they have created a daft sect for the fans! To be perfectly honest, I had trouble keeping awake when my Mum took me to see it at the cinema - and I was only 16!

So you've seen 'Carrie' and the 'Shawshank Redemption' out of Stephen King's offerings. That's an excellent start. Did you know that Stephen King based 'Carrie' on the personalities of two girls he knew at school? I know that at least one of them didn't live for very long. Might I suggest that you try 'Misery', 'The Stand', both versions of 'The Shining' and 'Dolores Clayborne'? I must own pushing 20 of Stephen King's films, and they are all brilliant.

Oh yes, in this country, you go to college before university. I only ever went to college, but the lecturers didn't believe in me and so I dropped out just after I turned 17. Then I went back to my original school to learn shorthand, typing and business studies, and was first in class! ๐Ÿ˜ If people don't believe in you, it's a major drag...

I have a copy of the Peter Jackson's version of 'King Kong'. I think Naomi Watts excelled herself, and brought a touch of humour to the part. Typically Peter Jackson all over! Needless to say, I have his 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy - twice over. The second purchase was the extended version. That guy has such a great sense of humour, and how about RABBIT drawn carriages? I must say, I was in hysterics!

Yes, my brother drinks Nescafe but I do not. I find the stuff putrid!

I'm going to draw this comment to a close because I have a frightful headache! I will continue soon....

Cheers Bobby and all the very best to you!

Sandy xxx ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
Nik said on 18/Jun/19
๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ !
Nik Ashton said on 17/Jun/19
๐Ÿง ๐ŸŒฒ!
Nik Ashton said on 17/Jun/19
๐Ÿงšโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘Œ!
Nik Ashton said on 17/Jun/19
๐Ÿš” ๐Ÿšœ๐Ÿš”๐Ÿš” ๐Ÿš—๐Ÿš”๐Ÿš”๐ŸšŽ ๐Ÿš” ๐Ÿš›๐Ÿš”!
Nik Ashton said on 17/Jun/19
๐Ÿญ๐Ÿช!
Nik Ashton said on 17/Jun/19
๐Ÿ’ผ ๐Ÿ!
Nik said on 17/Jun/19
๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ!
Nik said on 17/Jun/19
๐Ÿ’ผ๐Ÿ•ถ!
Nik said on 16/Jun/19
๐Ÿ•ท๐Ÿ‘ˆ!
Nik said on 16/Jun/19
๐Ÿšœ๐Ÿšœ๐Ÿšœ๐Ÿšœ๐Ÿš—๐Ÿšœ๐Ÿšœ๐Ÿšœ๐Ÿš•๐Ÿšœ๐Ÿš•๐Ÿš—๐Ÿšœ๐Ÿšœ๐Ÿš—๐Ÿšœ๐Ÿš๐Ÿšœ๐Ÿšœ!
Nik said on 16/Jun/19
โฌ…๏ธ London

๐Ÿš“๐Ÿšœ๐Ÿš“๐Ÿš—๐Ÿš“๐Ÿš•๐Ÿš“๐ŸšŽ๐Ÿš“๐ŸŽ๐Ÿš“๐Ÿš—๐Ÿš“๐Ÿš›๐Ÿš“! ๐Ÿ—ฃ"**** ****** *** ***"!

๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜!
Bobby 5ft 10 said on 15/Jun/19
@Sandy Cowell

Oh, I thought you would have been. You do seem to enjoy Doctor Who, so I figure a space opera such as Star Wars would have been your cup of tea also. I wouldn't say I'm a big fan of Star Wars either, but I have seen the movies. Still, I'm not a raving lunatic about the movies and don't my pants all twisted up when a new movie comes out. Did you know there is a real-life movement called Jedism which follows the main religion of the Jedi in Star Wars? Yes, there are actual people who practice a fictional religion. Boggles the mind.

Well, here in Canada, we call it university, not college. College is something different here. Back in the 1960s, they were known as technical schools or trade schools. Nowadays, the line between college and university is blurring, but university has always been less practical and far more abstract. It's about building your knowledge and enhancing your individuality whereas college is about acquiring life skills which you can use to find a job. Every passing day has been more or less of the same routine, but I've never been a very spontaneous person and enjoy stability over chaos and if said stability means playing video games, then video games it shall be. I'd find myself a job too but nothing I do can land me into one. I'm much too stoic to impress people with my social skills or lack thereof and I'm certainly not there to be making friends, so I'm still jobless. That premise reminds me of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang where Vincent Van Dyke transforms a rusty old car into a brand new turn of the century vehicle befitting the early 1900s. But Stephen King has always been a strange one, and I haven't seen that film, no. I've only seen Carrie and Shawshank Redemption, the latter of which is an excellent caricature on the ills of society, which I love. I've always been drawn to dystopia related films.

Well, Evan Peters portrays a magnificent Quicksilver and his character steals the show every time he appears. Usually actors get known for certain roles, and Evans is quickly becoming known for Quicksilver and Fassbender for Magneto, and McAvoy for Xavier. Yes, I suppose the gruelling sight of decomposing corpses can push anyone over the edge but I've always prided myself on a nonplussed mentality and am rarely fazed by anything these days. I suppose all my time spent watching horror movies as a teenager have prepared me for anything because I have quite honestly seen it all.

So, does this show premier on Netflix? It seems like every season is shot to completion before being released and that could take up to a year, and Netflix is known for its annual releases as far as TV shows are concerned. Peter Jackson's King Kong is difficult to watch mainly because of all the giant bugs and those weird carnivorous worms which drag Lump the Cook aka Andy Serkis down into their festering bowel. He had it the worst. All because he was trying to protect his dead friend's body. If it had been me, I wouldn't have cared. It's my life right now, not anyone else's. I'd like to say that a person's natural self-preservation would kick in in dire circumstances such as that.

That's the making of a well thought out cast, but if you notice its diversity every single time, it means the actors are poorly cast for the show. The new Power Rangers (2017) had a decent cast of diverse characters but they're so well scripted, you don't even realize it.

I think it all boils down to individuality before anything group related but if a healthy proportion of people act out to feed the stereotypes, the hate will never die. In your life, however, you will deal with certain people identifying themselves as certain ethnicities and nationalities and their behaviour and mannerisms will influence how you view other people from those same ilks. So, if everyone you deal with from that group is greedy, you will form the conclusion that those people are just greedy. It's why the Jewish have that stereotype, but a large proportion of them actually are, greedy. Of course, greed is fundamental to the human condition, but some groups of people display it more prominently than others. The factor involved though is culture, if your culture feeds you wayward ideals, then you will develop into a bad person. That's why people raised in the Middle East have no respect for women because their culture feeds them that idea, that women are their property.

The only thing I can write about is ideas, but nothing made up. I can't write something to surpass Game of Thrones or Lord of the Rings. I'm not a creative person at all. I can only parrot what others have already said and maybe innovate on things a little, but I can't make things up. I just lack that outside of the box thinking.

Well, my opinions aren't politically correct, so I may be ostracized as a journalist, but some may crown me with the virtue of truth speaking, so who knows? I find that those who express themselves faithfully and without deceit tend to be the most ostracized out of those who merely copy and paste worldly thinking.

The instant variety can be good, at least Nescafe is. We have that here, but I'm sure you've got it down in the U.K as well. If Greece can have that, then I'm sure a powerhouse like the U.K will as well.

Have a great weekend Sandy (It took me well over an hour to write all this out.)
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 15/Jun/19
Hi Bobby!

Believe it or not, I have never been well acquainted with 'Star Wars'. I saw the first one at the pictures when I was 16. My Mum took my brother and me to the cinema because the women in her office were raving about it. Since then, I have tried to get into 'The Phantom Menace', only because I like the cast, but it isn't tense enough for my tastes! Maybe one day....

So you are out of college now until September, are you? That's one mighty long break! I'd heard that American colleges and high schools have long breaks but I expected it might be two months. Three months, 25% of the year (as if you needed telling! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚), will require for you to find something worthwhile to do with your time. No wonder so many college youngsters find themselves working during their Summer months, enabling them to save up for fairly huge items, a fact I picked up on from movies no less! Although only 17, Keith Gordon's character of Arnold Cunningham in 'Christine', refers to the fact that 'he's been saving up all Summer'. Then he blows the money on that heap of junk and transforms the rust bucket at great expense and determination; then 'she', the car, transforms him! No thanks to that! Have you seen this particular Stephen King film, Bobby? I'm sure you'd find it to be the sort of film you'd love.

I didn't know that Evan Peters is in 'X-Men'. This is the first time I have properly taken him in as an actor. He is one of a very few, two or three I think, who is included in each and every Season. Sarah Paulson is another. The seventh Season includes a lot of pill-popping, but drug misuse isn't uncommon in any of them, and drinking and smoking comes as standard! I had to turn back and pause the episode which shows Kai Anderson's bottle of pills in order to see what he's taking. Kai is Evan Peters' character name, and he has been through so much in his short life that the taking of pure amphetamines isn't going to bring out the best in him. He goes to see his parents - and they are decomposing skeletons lying side-by-side on a bed! I think that would be enough to push the strongest amongst us over the edge, don't you? ๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’€

The eighth Season is out on the 26th of August, as I mentioned before, and called 'Apocalypse' and I've heard it is an amalgamation of Seasons One and Three. That means there will be a huge cast, and many will be playing two parts - I should think! I know that Jessica Lange is back, and I am very pleased to have read that she will be returning in any future Seasons. While I've been watching all the Seasons of AHS, actors and actresses have come and gone from Season to Season, but she is the one I miss the most when she's not there. I have even bought a copy of 'Tootsie' because she is in it and I might buy the 70s remake of 'King Kong', starring Jessica in her first role I think. It isn't my usual cup of tea, but it's always a good watch. So is the Peter Jackson one, which has taken over from being the most shown 'King Kong' on British television.

The entire cast is so good that it has never occurred to me how hugely diverse it is. Political correctness is the last thing to have even entered my head. Now THAT'S fluidity!

I have heard some sickening stories about how perfectly peace-loving Muslim people have been discriminated against since that major 9/11 atrocity. For instance, some have been refused accommodation and claim it's because they are of the Muslim faith. Of course, this is an outrage, but I have also heard about many, many cases of different people from all different races and religions who have kicked up unnecessary scenes, blaming people of being prejudiced in order to get what they want.

As far as your future as some kind of writer goes, you might not have a novel in you yet, but give it time. People can write about all sorts of things, and loads become well-known from starting out in journalism. Now I DO think you have the creativity for that - and more. You'd be able to give your opinion on all sorts of topics, and as long as your articles are enjoyable to read, you'd sooner or later be able to command your own price, and ๐Ÿ˜ to all the people who look down on you!

I'm shortly getting back to my AHS, but firstly I'll have some tea. The only coffee that exists in this establishment is the bland, instant variety. My Mum had a more discerning palate than my brother, I must say, and often the house would be filled with the welcoming aroma of freshly brewed coffee. Now I never complained about that!

Have a great weekend Bobby,

All the Very Best,

Sandy xxx ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
Nik Ashton said on 15/Jun/19
๐Ÿฉ๐ŸŒ™!
Nik Ashton said on 15/Jun/19
๐Ÿฆ‹๐ŸŒ›!
Nik Ashton said on 15/Jun/19
๐Ÿ•ถ๐Ÿฅ’!
Nik Ashton said on 15/Jun/19
๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿฅ’!
Nik Ashton said on 15/Jun/19
๐Ÿ’จ๐Ÿ‘ƒ๐Ÿ’จ!
Nik said on 13/Jun/19
๐Ÿ”œ๐Ÿ‘ˆ!
Nik said on 13/Jun/19
๐Ÿฆโœจ!
Nik said on 13/Jun/19
๐Ÿš“๐Ÿšœ๐Ÿš“๐Ÿš—๐Ÿš“๐Ÿš๐Ÿš“!
Bobby 5ft 10 said on 13/Jun/19
@Sandy Cowell

I think that's just in my character, I don't like to keep people waiting even for valid reasons of my own. I won't go so far as to say I am a people pleaser but I have always been the sort who couldn't stomach conflict. As it stands currently, I am off for the summer and won't be returning to school until September.

I know a fair bit about racism and what I can say about that is a healthy proportion of people tend to behave in such a way that stereotypes against their groups are kept alive. So, a great example of this is, "All Muslims are terrorists", but can all terrorists necessarily be Muslims? I am certain there are other examples too, but I don't let stereotypes determine whether or not I like someone, I let their character be the judge of that and more often than not, I find myself supremely disappointed with people, regardless of where they come from.

I think the casting of actors should happen fluidly and because the script will benefit from their talent and their experience not because there's a hidden political agenda to be diverse. So, if you're shooting a historical fiction movie set in a certain part of the world and in a certain time frame, then you need to keep in mind how the majority of characters should look. But for American Horror Story, I think if the castings are well chosen, then diversity comes at a benefit. Of course, I am sure you've seen what has happened to Star Wars, the coercion of diversity has ruined the property for years to come and it has become a political cesspool. One should never force anything upon anyone, all changes should be slow and gradual.

Ah, I know Evan Peters for his role as Quicksilver over on X-Men but it's interesting to see that he appears on other properties that are well-known. I suppose that season seven had to do with excessive drug use.

I lack the creativity necessary to see myself become a novelist but you are not the first person to suggest I make a career in words. Hopefully when all is said and done, I'll see myself become an editor or a Journalist of a kind.

Coffee indeed has a nice strong rich smell about it, but I find after sampling Greek coffee, everything else is too diluted for my taste buds. So, I favour dark roast above all else. I have tried drinking tea of course, but outside of having a nice smell about it, it really doesn't taste like anything at all, at least to me, unless you put honey in it.

Enjoy your rewatch of season one of American Horror Story! Unfortunately, I am seldom in the mood for deeper thought in the mornings so I didn't probe too deeply today.

I will endeavour to remain as strong as the Force,

It was nice chatting with you Sandy :)
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 13/Jun/19
@ Nik - Oh, indeed I did Nik! Apart from the Saxon, I went to the Wellington, Waterloo, The Green Gate, Bethnal Green and a number of others. It was amazing to see the same crowd turning up at each nightclub, and they would often show at the same concerts that I went to as well. The main DJ was a guy called Del Stevens, and he had working with him guys who had been roadies for various bands, including Led Zeppelin. It was a very exciting time in my life!

Cheers Nik xx ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ‘
Nik said on 12/Jun/19
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Nik said on 12/Jun/19
๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ‘ˆ!
Nik said on 11/Jun/19
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Miss Sandy Cowell said on 11/Jun/19
@ Bobby - My phone wouldn't let me type anymore, so I didn't get the chance to say goodbye properly. Blah - I hadn't noticed that this phone did that; my last one did! ๐Ÿ˜

Enjoy the rest of your week Bobby and stay strong. I have a heavy white cat on my lap, purring away to her heart's content, but she will have to sit somewhere else now. I'm taking to the settee!

Cheers Bobby,

All the Best,

Sandy xxx ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿˆ
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 11/Jun/19
@ Bobby - You are never under any
pressure to hurry along a reply to me. I am easy going and understand that you have a full schedule with your college work - but thank you anyway. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Racism and any kind of mocking behaviour isn't exclusive by Whites to Black and Asian people. It can be applied to the White people among us too, to the people on welfare, those who were born with so-called 'deformities' and so the list goes on. I don't think it's an understatement to say that I hate that sort of thing. As you know, I am watching 'American Horror Story', and the cast consists of people of all races, sizes and appearances. The glamorous parts don't go automatically to the White, but equally to the Black and those of unusual appearance, but it WORKS! I have 'fallen' for so many of them, and their race, size, age and facial characteristics have absolutely nothing to do with it. I go by their acting ability and how much they make me laugh. If only the real World was more like the example set by this mixture of actors. If only...

I have finished Season Seven, which is called 'Cult'. This morning I read that it was the first Season which doesn't include supernatural happenings. I must say, it did make me laugh! If what they portray in 'Cult' is in any way 'natural' behaviour, then Heaven help us all! You get to see how Evan Peters' role of Kai Anderson becomes so warped. His mother shoots his bad-tempered father and then turns the gun on herself, and his older brother, played by Cheyenne Jackson, makes the decision to leave them on the bed, so as not to ruin his or his brothers flourishing careers. I think he uses quicklime to reduce the stench.

Kai is an amphetamine-chomping genius. He takes Adderall, a drug usually prescribed to those with ADHD and people who can't stop sleeping, but it is subject to tremendous misuse. Kai forges prescriptions easily because his big brother is a psychiatrist.

Yes, I finished it today, getting up at before six and putting it on after the repeat of 'Classic Coronation Street', which I watch to reminisce. I can get a bit sentimental about it sometimes, thinking, "Where has all the time gone? Which cats of mine were alive?"

I don't think it's possible to reach a certain age without looking back. You are still gloriously in your youth, so make the most of it. Have you ever thought of becoming a writer? I feel confident that you could make the grade, and then watch all these people with their noses in the air as you make a name for yourself!

I bet they hang around in groups or 'gangs', and compete against each other. That should tell you you're a cut above them because you do your thinking for yourself, and very commendable it is too.

Funnily enough, you mentioned your childhood. I remember back to when I was three, and perched on the doorstep wondering how on Earth, and why, I suddenly came into being. I would scrutinize every thought that went through my head, and think nothing of it. I expected that everyone my age did the same. Instead of blaming myself for my parents splitting up, I would look forward to my Dad's visits. Furthermore, I had a second Mum, one who was young enough not to have suffered by living through the War, like my real Mum. To her, looking after children came second nature. I look back now in disbelief and respect as to how wonderful she was with my brother and myself. She went on to have three sons of her own, my half-brothers, and they have all made successes of themselves. The eldest two live in Atlanta, Georgia, and the youngest has just become a Dad with his lovely wife, to a little boy. I am very happy for them all - and proud of their success. I'm lucky not to have a jealous streak at all. That is a horribly negative emotion. I have met so many in my life who are begrudging of anyone's success. I don't know how I'd cope with being a youngster of today. I can confidently say that I wouldn't like it.

I have enjoyed 'American Horror Story' so much that I have started with Season One again. I am finding actors I haven't even commented on, or taken in the heights of properly. They say that some things are better the second time around. I can see this being one such production. I am taking in things I barely noticed before. Season Eight comes out on August the 26th and I am really looking forward to it. I believe it's a combination of Seasons One and Three, so it should be terrific. The third Season is about a coven of witches. That means that certain stars will be playing two parts, but that has already been done in other Seasons, and it's worked very well.

Yes, we do have coffee in this country, but the only thing I like about it is the smell - and it has to be freshly grounded! I used to buy it for my boyfriend's Mum, and bring it back into the office. The entire place reeked of it, but nobody minded because it's such a wholesome aroma. I have consumed precisely two cups of coffee in my life in an attempt to wake myself up for an appointment, and I couldn't stand the taste. I don't like anything flavoured with coffee either, such as chocolates. If I bite into one by mistake, I automatically spit it out, an act for which I would get smacked as a child for 'wasting good food'. I look back and think it's quite funny now, though I didn't at the time, I must say!

Okay then, so it's a cup of tea for me now and back to Season One of AHS. Jessica Lange is a real treat, and she won awards.
Nik said on 11/Jun/19
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Nik Ashton said on 11/Jun/19
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Nik said on 10/Jun/19
@ Sandy Cowell - You must have loved going down to the Saxon Tavern, the fact that this pub is a Rock Music pub will have been very appealing to you! This pub will have been the place to be for all Rock Music fans with live acts taking place on a regular basis, it will have been the ultimate privilege to meet famous Rock stars and hear them perform regularly! Touching each of the three members of Budgie will have been amazing too, if I am not mistaken they are a Welsh group from Cardiff!

When I was a child I was lucky enough to touch the wrestler Shirley Crabtree, better known as Big Daddy. I know that many football fans would love to touch David Silva and get his autograph too! He is a great ambassador for the shorter guy, he fly's the flag for short guys and he shows everyone how cool it is to be short. His football team Manchester City is one of the shortest (or the shortest.) teams in the premiership and they are currently the most successful side, ironically he is an established international for Spain and they are one of the shortest (or shortest.) international sides and they are the most successful international team from the last decade or two too!

Nobody at the Saxon Tavern will have thought that you were any taller than what you were but I am sure that they liked your hairstyle very much, you were very much like a celebrity in that everyone knew your height, at least thanks to Rob Paul we are starting to find out how tall more and more celebrities are! The great thing is that celebheights has introduced us to thousands of male and female celebrities of every level of height imaginable! I hope this helps the celebs and all the site visitors/ users realise how diverse male and female height is and that this should be a good thing, it is a good thing in the view of many people. I hope the fact that all the male and female visitors/ users of celebheights are diverse in height helps all celebheights visitors who have issues with their own height, I know we will help very much as both of us and other visitors too celebrate male and female height diversity on this website.

Cheers Sandy!

Nik
Bobby 5ft 10 said on 10/Jun/19
@Sandy Cowell

Continued:

So, there is indeed a word limit on these comment boxes and I had reached it. I was not yet finished with my thoughts so I will continue from here for the sake of continuity.

I myself have difficulty making friends but perhaps it is my introverted nature and my tendency to probe deeper than a surface level discussion. I have discovered that people are not comfortable discussing ideas and the like. I have always been the contemplative sort, however, as early as a kid, I was just the thinking person. Most kids preferred playing outdoors but I was inside watching cartoons and playing video games and having serious childish thoughts about them. I am quite ambitious, or at least, I have goals I hope to reach someday. I want to have a good well paying job so I can live a life of modest comfort but nothing to crazy beyond that. I'm not hugely ambitious but I am ambitious enough to endeavour for a life beyond welfare and working at Starbucks like some people do.

Sometimes I do when I think of people in their 20s who already have jobs and their own apartments. Then there's me, with none of that yet. For all my head knowledge, I am not as successful as I want to be.

Well, I personally subscribe to Victor Hugo's word on this account. A man without faith is a man with nothing to live for. I don't mean faith in himself or his talents, but faith in a higher purpose. I've always had fault with my ability to choose as I don't always make the best decisions but I've come this far in my life, so I suppose I've been making some sound choices.

That's probably the curse of it all, but having intelligence is certainly virtuous and I wouldn't have it any other way.

So, you're a tea drinker? Do they have coffee in the U.K? I'm a coffee person. I can't see myself drinking tea very often although I have. So, American Horror Story sounds nice then and I may have to check it out.
Bobby 5ft 10 said on 10/Jun/19
@Sandy Cowell

I had seen your response earlier this morning but did not have the time to pen out a response given that I eat breakfast every morning at 11:30 AM sharp, or well, at least begin preparing my breakfast at that time. Regardless of this, I am touched that you feel compassion for my mental struggles, as I wouldn't wish them on anyone, but I have always been doubtful of my cognitive abilities which stemmed from a long and arduous time spent with others ridiculing my intelligence or inability to grasp certain things. This act of bullying caused me to initially lash out physically and I became a bit of a bully myself. It's a disturbing cycle you see, what comes around will almost always go around, as the saying goes. By middle school, I was a dominant and temperamental person and any amount of teasing on my behalf would be met with a sharp tongued retort or a physical response. Of course, to summarize, I am just a man and I have my limits as do all people. Neither of us knows what someone could be going through or what insecurities they may have, so it's not helping matters when you make fun of someone or belittle them or make them feel inferior to you. We all have our strengths and weaknesses, and a person who sincerely and honestly commits themselves in the pursuit of something noble deserves to be respected, not discouraged.

I am sorry to hear that you held ill-thoughts about your physicality growing up but I am no stranger to this myself. I remember thinking I wasn't too easy on the eyes and the teenaged acne didn't help my self-esteem. Of course starving yourself certainly wasn't the answer to your physical insecurities. A developing person requires all the sustenance they can afford, but I've always been of the notion that one should never deny themselves anything if what they desire is something honest and good. Such as a nice warm meal, for example. Times were certainly different for folks back then, but definitely not without their perils. My circumstances as a child led to me developing a certain outlook on the world that was steadily becoming more cynical as time went on. I only can definitively say there are two certainties in this world: there are two sorts of people. There are thinkers and there are doers. I am not a doer, I am a thinker. This world though, at least this Westernized society still contains remnants of Puritan thought. They hold the belief that one who works and toils for all hours of the day and is constantly busy will achieve long-lasting happiness. My observations, however, have led me to conclude that this is untrue, instead what I witness, is the complete and total opposite. People are miserable. Life without relaxation and comfort, is not a life worth living. Perhaps it's my difference of opinion that ostracizes me from others. I view work as simply as what it is, work. I do not base my ideology based on how often I work or what I do, but provided the work is able to enhance my life financially, that is a good enough enterprise to entertain.

I do enjoy being around cats, often more than dogs, they have a way of being a balm to your anxieties. I daresay that someone would have to be a monster to bring harm to such an innocent creature.

It's certainly not easy, and this society, and all others, are ripe with contradictions and fallacies. I could write a dissertation in philosophy exposing the perils of worldly thinking. There is so much wrong with today's society that I do not know where to begin to even point the simplest of flaws. I will start with a sample of these flaws. An economy is dependent on taxation but taxation is stringent on income, said income can only be obtained through working. Here's what befuddles me the most: there are so many of us that are alive, but so few of us are employed. Why? One would think that a denser population would create a strong economy but the opposite is happening. I may be one of the hardcore thinkers out there, but they keep bringing people over and this is creating a severe drought in jobs, not to mention, completely taxing on our resources. A country's priority is to its citizens, not to outsiders. I was born in Canada, but I am struggling to find even a part-time job because all the immigrants from God knows where, are the ones occupying said jobs. Sometimes I think that being as fair-skinned as I am is more of a curse than a diversity and here I will explain why: people are so fearful of being told they are racist that if someone has a darker toned skin colour and a philosophy that is perhaps on the strange side are usually the ones accepted over someone like me. It's a reverse in the paradigms. All I ask is that people are fair and just, it's not too much to ask. Anyway, I don't want to insert too much of this kind of thinking here, as I have an unpopular way of thinking.

But yes, everything is about wealth these days. The New Testament discusses how people would become lovers of money and lovers of themselves, and disobedient to authority. Now, these things have always existed mind you, but they have progressively worsened since Jesus of Nazareth first uttered this prophecy. Now, I am of the single mind that extreme problems require extreme solutions, but I won't say more on that as I may not be able to stop myself afterwards.

I agree with you, people who go out of their way to bring others down are just projecting their insecurities onto others and that's not cool. To be continued:
Nik said on 10/Jun/19
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Nik Ashton said on 10/Jun/19
๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ‘Œ!
Nik Ashton said on 9/Jun/19
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Nik said on 9/Jun/19
@ Sandy Cowell - Blame the autoeradicatus! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜!
Nik said on 9/Jun/19
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Nik said on 9/Jun/19
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Nik said on 9/Jun/19
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Miss Sandy Cowell said on 8/Jun/19
Hi Bobby,

I felt quite tearful reading about the pain you are going through. I have been there but for different reasons, doubting myself over my height and appearance rather than anything else. I was pushed extremely hard at school, not by my Dad so much as by my Mum, and by my own personal need to prove to them that I was worthy of a private education.

My doubts in myself physically stem from being an extremely late developer and standing out for my childlike appearance well into my late teens and beyond. If the truth be told, subconsciously I knew that by starving myself from a very early age, I was putting off the inevitable. I saw the struggle my Mum had rearing two kids on her own. She talked to us about her financial problems when I was 7 or 8 onwards and my brother 9 or 10. I therefore thought being an adult sucked and I didn't want to be one. I had to do all the cleaning from 9/10+ so that my Mum could go to work, but it didn't bother me because it made my Mum happy.

One thing I feel quite grateful for is that after all my exams had been sat, and I finally left school, I felt so drained that I didn't feel like doing much other than get into music and meet like-minded people. My ambition was to have cats ๐Ÿˆ, especially a white one, and as you know, that aim came to fruition!

I can't imagine what it must be like being part of today's pressurised young society. It must be horrible; I see how materialistic๐Ÿ’ฐyoungsters are today, and I don't know how you can stand it. The worst I had to contend with as a youngster going out to work was a one-woman bitch war. She slagged off everyone in the entire office except for one girl, who was a year older than me, and dressed like a 55-year-old and had a Margaret Thatcher perm. Not once did I envy her 5ft8 height. She was just so square! The bitchy boss had weighed about 22 stone when I started, so she clearly had psychological problems of her own. Hell, she would even slag off her own offspring, and when I got to meet one of her sons, who was my age and in the Army, we got on really well, much to the annoyance of his mother! ๐Ÿ–•

When I left that job, I felt a weight had been lifted. Had I been the age I am today, or even 10 years older than my 19 years, I'd have stood up to her. I have never been able to trust someone who runs people down since. I'm an Aquarian and as such, I look for the good in people.

I don't have difficulty making friends and that in itself is something to be grateful for. Another thing - unlike my parents, I have never been overly ambitious. As long as I have just enough food, warmth and a roof over my head, I am quite happy. I do understand the feeling of self-loathing, and at the age of 15, I wrote off to the British Institute of Psychology for some self-help literature, and yes, it did help me along.

I advise you not to compare and contrast yourself to other people, especially not ANYONE who has the audacity to make you feel in any way inferior. People like that aren't your friends, and they aren't even at peace with themselves by the sound of it, or they wouldn't even think of rooting for someone to take their own insecurities out on. People of your age are naturally going to still have a great deal of growing up left to do. Everyone matures at a different rate anyway, and those who think they are the best person they'll ever be at 24 has a lot to learn for thinking that alone!

I know you are enjoying your course at University and so you should be; it sounds extremely interesting. Nowadays I learn things I'm fascinated by because I don't feel I HAVE to, and unlike when at school/college, I can do it at my own pace. It is a lovely feeling. If it's any consolation, being so self- analytical goes hand in hand with having a high IQ, and being smug and self-satisfied are traits of an average, materialistic way of thinking.

I'm glad you have fought away from being an Atheist. It is great to have faith. There again, I don't know any other way because I was brought up that way, but you got there on your own. Surely that must tell you something about your strength as a person? Trust your own instincts and decisions. They come over as very sound ones to me.

I will write about 'American Horror Story' tomorrow or the next day. Right now, I need a cup of tea and then I'll continue with Season Seven, which I have just started. If you went through a 'slasher film' phase in your teens, think of the best plot imaginable, a sprinkling of originality, more than a little gross-you-out horror and fantastic acting and you are half way there. Each Season covers a new topic, and stars a selection of the bundle of actors on the AHS page. I gave Season One a whirl and I haven't looked back!

I wish you a fabulous week Bobby,

All the Best,

Sandy xxx ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
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Miss Sandy Cowell said on 6/Jun/19
๐Ÿ˜ Correction Time! ๐Ÿ˜

That should have been Alexandra Daddario spelt DA and not DE. She is in three episodes of AHS 'Hotel', dressed as a 20's lady, which really suits her.

I would be chuffed if she appears in further Seasons.
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Bobby 5ft 10 said on 6/Jun/19
@Sandy Cowell

I try to remind myself that I am far too young to have this level of cynicism about the world and about life, but because my life has never been particularly prosperous, all attempts to reverse the process having been met with nothing, I have grown to, over time, to become cynical. It's not my appearance I have insecurities over, but I am insecure about my skills. It seems everyone else my own age is more successful than I am and I have to ask myself why, they aren't any smarter than I am, so what's holding me back? I suppose it is self-doubt and perhaps worse off than that, self-loathing. Earlier in the past two years, I thought I get a taste of religion, and while I am no longer an Atheist, I feel as though God is just letting us all hate and squander each other over our wealth. I'm just tired of all the corruption and the injustice. This isn't the world I thought I would grow up in when I was younger. I thought I would grow to be a part of a fair and just world, one that blessed effort with opportunity and reward for action. That is not the world I envisioned and I am left deeply disappointed. I would write more but I do not wish to burden you with my overthinking and my cynical thought. I do agree with you Sandy, but the problem is, I live in a nation that is not a community but a series of networks all relaying to the strongest signal. I am sure I have addressed this before, but societies were better back then simply because people had a sense of community, but people no longer have these ideas. Instead we are focusing on things that are meaningless over matters that require serious attention.

I am heartened to hear that you are enjoying American Horror Story, I may check out an episode or two for myself, but does the show have overarching plot, an endgame? Or is it merely an anthology of different stories? Yes, I did see The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and found it to not be my cup of tea. When I was going through my horror slasher routine in my early teens, I had watched everything from Halloween and Friday the 13th to the underrated Child's Play series, but The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was a trifle boring, in my opinion. I also found it ridiculous that she wound up joining the family business despite having zero indoctrination of it.

So, it seems the whole show is an anthology of different subject matter or themes. Do all the characters who appear know each other in any way? Is there a connection to them? I haven't found myself viewing any serious TV shows in a long time mostly because I haven't been able to find anything that interests me or can hold my attention for very long. I tried watching Planet of the Apes, there is a TV show based on the original series, but I couldn't find any working streams beyond the first episode. And yes, what's the connection between vampirism and erotica anyway? I find it rather odd.

I will try to take your words to heart but I fear the advantages of an enquiring mind are also spelled in their disadvantages of overthinking and over-analytical behaviour. Nevertheless, I still agree that life is precious but sometimes I need a fresh reminder telling me so.

All the best, Sandy.
Nik said on 6/Jun/19
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Miss Sandy Cowell said on 5/Jun/19
@ Bobby - Hi Bobby! The feelings of doubt you are experiencing go hand in hand with being young. It is absolutely normal to have insecurities about one's appearance and whether one's friends are genuine to us, and the older you get, the more confident you'll feel as regards to everything. You seem to be an overanalytical person and too hard on yourself. I was the same at your age, but it eased off in my thirties, and by the time I was in my forties, I realised that there is far more to life than worrying about what people think of you. I'm stopping there! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Oh, the pains of youth! Most people I know reckon they would sooner be a couple of decades older than be suffering from the hell of the self-doubt of being young. Then you get those who say that youth and looks are wasted on the young. Well, I'm not one of them. You need something going for you when you're in your prime because they are the times when you need all the confidence boosters that are available.

I am truly gripped on 'American Horror Story', and am on Season Five now, called 'Hotel'. I have reached the episode which stars Alexandra Deddario, so I thought I would pause it and write to you before she appears. She is instantly recognisable, with her raven hair and sapphire blue eyes - quite beautiful! I thought that her part in 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre' was a trifle ridiculous; she couldn't be related to murderers like that, and she wasn't even brought up with them. Huh! I thought the ending was completely unreal. Still, I'm glad to see her starring in a programme worthy of her, and AHS really is mind-blowing.

Each Season covers a different subject matter. The first one is called 'Murder House', the second is 'Asylum', the third is 'Coven', the fourth 'Freak Show' and the fifth one is named 'Hotel', which is the one I am on at the moment. Today, Season Seven dropped through my letter box, entitled 'Cult', which has mixed reviews, but I shall make my own mind up about it. Season Six will probably arrive tomorrow, so that should keep my viewing needs catered for for yet a while. They are so good that I can see myself watching them again and again. The first four seasons star Jessica Lange, who was beautiful as a youngster, and has blossomed into a most attractive older woman. She exudes confidence, which is always so alluring. Having said that, so does Lady Gaga, who stars in Season Five. I expected her acting to be top class, and she is at least as good as I had hoped. Yes, this particular season is far and away the most erotic so far. It covers the subject of vampirism, which I can find a bit silly and repetitive, but this show has breathed new life into the topic, if you pardon the pun!

Something I really enjoy about being older is that your inhibitions lessen and you feel you can say and voice your opinions about how you feel and think. If I see an attractive woman, I bloody well say so, and the same obviously follows suit with males. I find all heights, colourings and personalities have something good about them. When in my twenties, I would never have been so bold, for fear of criticism. The same is so with the thoughts of others as regards myself. Life is far too short to wonder about what people think and say about one. Embrace your youth, Bobby, and your enquiring mind and live and learn. Life is so precious.

All the very best to you,

Sandy xxx ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
Nik said on 5/Jun/19
๐Ÿข๐Ÿ‘ˆ!
Nik said on 5/Jun/19
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Nik said on 5/Jun/19
๐Ÿ”œ๐Ÿ‘ˆ!
Nik said on 5/Jun/19
M25
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Dartford Tunnel 40

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๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜!
Nik said on 5/Jun/19
๐Ÿšœ๐Ÿšš๐Ÿšœ๐Ÿšš๐Ÿšœ๐Ÿšš!
Nik said on 4/Jun/19
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๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 4/Jun/19
@ Lee - I was hoping you might get back to me on this one! Thanks! Tonight my brother came out with, "I never thought I'd see the day when you wouldn't watch the Soaps!"

Well, I will see them, but at the weekend or in the morning. Right now, I can watch little else but 'American Horror Story', as I can't think of anything better, but I might watch the Keifer Sutherland movie 'Mirrors' on the Horror Channel tonight as I really rate that film. I have just seen the very moving scene between Dot and Bet where they put aside their differences and Bet tells Dot she would die for her. Isn't Sarah Paulson fantastic? So is Lily Rabe and the hilarious Angela Bassett. In fact, I like all the women in this, but some of the men are simply too evil to like, but I still appreciate them as actors and will look out for them in the future.

My Fifth Season arrived yesterday, 'Hotel', and I'm a bit disappointed that Jessica Lange isn't in it! However, we still have Sarah, Angela, the terrific Kathy Bates, Denis O'Hare and for the first time, I will be able to see Lady Gaga act. I hope Evan Peters is in it, as I have grown very fond of him too. Tomorrow, I should receive Seasons Six and Seven. You weren't wrong at all in saying I'd like it. I'm crazy about it! The acting and plotlines are out of this World; just to think, I thought I'd give the first one a whirl....๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Thanks for recommending it to me!

Sandy xxx ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
Nik said on 4/Jun/19
๐Ÿš—๐Ÿšœ๐Ÿš—!
Nik said on 4/Jun/19
๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿ˜!
Nik said on 4/Jun/19
Peterboro' 3 ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

โ›ช๏ธ

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Nik said on 4/Jun/19
๐Ÿฉ๐ŸŽพ!
Nik said on 4/Jun/19
๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜!
Nik Ashton said on 3/Jun/19
๐Ÿง‚๐Ÿ‘Œ!
Nik said on 1/Jun/19
@ Sandy Cowell - ๐Ÿข๐Ÿธ๐ŸŽพ!

Wouldn't it just be an original take on "Spot the Ball"? The ball will be a pretty big 'un but the problem comes if the green ball is taken in a picture with green surroundings, ie the grass on a golf course! Also it may be difficult if there is more than one ball to spot!
Nik said on 1/Jun/19
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Nik said on 1/Jun/19
๐Ÿฉ๐ŸŒŸ!
Nik said on 1/Jun/19
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๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜!
Bobby 5ft 10 said on 31/May/19
@Sandy Cowell

Most of my week has been a series of existential related events that have put strain on my mind. I was questioning who my friends were and whether I was even a good one myself. It's true there is always someone worse off than you but that does not diminish your own struggles or insecurities at all.

Yes, I am beginning to realize who my friends are as of late and which are not, so it's been a very philosophically draining week for me. I appreciate that nice comment Sandy, and I think you're quite the intelligent woman yourself. Well, I hope you are because I am beginning to doubt there is anyone wired the way that I am.

I have heard about American Horror Story and I seen that some episodes could be on the erotic side of things, sexually speaking. One of my celebrity crushes, Alexandra Daddario, was featured in one of the episodes. I don't quite know what the premise behind the show is though, is it similar to A Haunting? I used to watch that show way back when before it went on a suspended hiatus before coming back again with a Season 5 and I believe it is still ongoing.

I didn't know the overuse of exclamation marks could signal one's emphasis on laughing about their own jokes, but I scarcely use them myself as I see no need too. I wonder what the repeated use of periods to signal pauses in thought would mean however...

So, am I to understand that each season of American Horror Story stars a certain protagonist? It reminds me of the show, Stranger Things, a show which I had been meaning to watch myself.

Thanks Sandy, I will have to keep that in mind when I find myself in the mood for a philosophical discussion.

Cheers.
Nik said on 31/May/19
๐Ÿ’ผ๐Ÿ‘Œ!
Nik said on 31/May/19
๐Ÿšœ๐Ÿ‘Œ!
Nik Ashton said on 31/May/19
๐Ÿคช - Iโ€™m crazy and wild!
๐Ÿ˜ท - Iโ€™m a dentist!
Nik said on 30/May/19
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Nik Ashton said on 30/May/19
๐Ÿคช๐Ÿ‘Œ!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 29/May/19
But Bobby! You can always chat with me! I've had a bit of a crappy week myself. I had an accident on Monday, and have barely been able to move since. Blah, blah, blah.... there is always someone worse off than you! I say that to comfort myself....

If your friends can't be bothered with you then I don't think they're worth worrying about. You are a highly intelligent lad and I can listen to your chats incessantly. One day you will meet someone worthy of you, make no mistake about it.

Guess what I've been watching of late? I've been getting my teeth into 'American Horror Story' and I thoroughly recommend it. Littlelee told me about it, and I am extremely grateful. It covers everything that scares the excrement out of one. It has even given me nightmares, but that is all part and parcel of watching scary movies, I guess! I can really get into my frightening dreams, and sometimes when I wake up, I write poems about them.

Oh yes! I heard the other day that the overuse of exclamation marks is like laughing at your own jokes. Well, I didn't like that very much! I prefer to leave it up to the thoughts of the recipient as to what I am talking about, don't you?

I have a choice now of watching 'The Chase' or starting my Season Three of 'American Horror Story'! I think I'll choose the latter. It is called 'Coven', and it arrived today. Starring Jessica Lange at her very amusing best, I think there will be plenty of laughs to be had. She didn't get an award for this for nothing!

Cheers Bobby, and always remember - you can chat your heart out to me!

Sandy Cowell xxx ๐Ÿ˜‰
Nik said on 29/May/19
๐Ÿšœ๐Ÿš—๐Ÿš—๐Ÿš—๐Ÿš—๐Ÿš—๐Ÿš—๐Ÿš—๐Ÿš—๐Ÿš—๐Ÿ˜!

๐Ÿšœ๐Ÿš—๐Ÿšœ๐Ÿš—๐Ÿšœ๐Ÿš—๐Ÿšœ๐Ÿš—๐Ÿšœ๐Ÿš—๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜!
Nik said on 28/May/19
๐Ÿšœ๐Ÿš—๐Ÿ”œ๐Ÿ˜โ€ผ๏ธ
Bobby 5ft 10 said on 27/May/19
I don't mean to bring anyone's spirits down but all my friends have officially ghosted me and all claim to be busy, which even if they are, and can't be bothered to have a meaningful and intellectual discussion with me anymore. So, is anyone else feeling like that in their personal lives? People you used to talk to are too busy to chat with you anymore? I don't know how much more I can take this kind of neglect. I've got social needs too, you know.
Nik Ashton said on 27/May/19
๐Ÿฆ–๐Ÿ”ฆ !
Nik said on 25/May/19
๐Ÿฟ๐ŸŒž!
Nik said on 25/May/19
๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚!
Nik said on 25/May/19
@ Sandy Cowell - Hey, this Aerosmith song sounds very interesting, thanks for telling me about it! I will listen to this song soon!

You introduced me to the amazing song "Yellow Brick Road" and it was on Radio Leeds recently at lunchtime one day, "Walking on Broken Glass" has been on Radio Leeds a few times in recent years!
Nik said on 25/May/19
๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿฒ!
Nik said on 24/May/19
๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿ‘Œ!
Nik said on 24/May/19
@ Sandy Cowell - On some occasions people can be unaware of whether they have broken wind, particularly if they have done it in their sleep! I am sure that some people actually sleep through their farts! It may well be possible that people dish out fartlets into the environment, fartlets is a word I have just made up and I refer to them as farts that are soundless and odourless! That's probably why many of us fart as many as 16 times a day, because some of them are fartlets!

It's great that the guy you befriended after Pip died really takes great pleasure in the fact that women fart! It's great that he was tickled pink when you once let a really good and loud 'un go, sometimes when a person laughs a lot others around them start laughing too and the whole thing gets out of hand and out of control! You saved the loudest one you had ever done for the right person, he must have thought all his Christmases had come at once! It's so funny that your friend said that but for the strong walls the building would have caved in after you did your loudest ever fart, ha ha! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚!

It's so funny when someone's gruffs are likened to an explosion! You could describe a fart to be like 20 all rolled into one because of the fact that it is 20 times louder than normal but you could also describe a fart to be like 20 rolled into one because of all the different exotic smells that it provides, including an explosive and burning smell!

It's so interesting that you have been the proud owner of a fart cushion for some time, it seems like people in Brighton are up for a good laugh! I bet there were no straight faces about and there will have been plenty of chuckling by everyone who you showed your fart cushion to, it must be great to sample the atmosphere in this famous coastal city! I bet fart sprays would cause a good 'ole stir too! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚!
Nik said on 23/May/19
๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘Œ!
Blake said on 22/May/19
Rob, I was just on YouTube looking at some clips of Howard sternโ€™s late show appearance and I think this might be big g in the background. Click Here
Editor Rob
Yeah it looks like he's still out and about getting autographs. It can be a very lucrative business!
Nik said on 22/May/19
๐Ÿ›Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ!
Nik said on 21/May/19
๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 21/May/19
โญ Nik - Hey, Aerosmith had a song including the words 'hey diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle....!'

Listen to it! It's great!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 21/May/19
๐Ÿฎ
๐ŸŒœ Hey diddly diddly,
The cat and the fiddly
The cow jumped over the moonie!

If this old Emmerdale episode gets anymore boring, then so will Iyee! ๐Ÿ˜›
Nik Ashton said on 20/May/19
๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ‘ˆ!
Nik said on 20/May/19
๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ’ซ!
Nik said on 19/May/19
๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿ‘ˆ!
Nik said on 19/May/19
๐Ÿ„๐ŸŒ›!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 18/May/19
@ Nik - Firstly, I am always aware when I have broken wind! If it happens in bed, I wake up! I'm sure that dates back to the times when I had to suppress them as much as I could, when I was with Pip!

The guy I befriended after Pip died was quite the opposite about women farting. The first time he heard me, after over one-and-a-half years of hanging out with him, he laughed so much that it caused me to break down laughing at him! Mind you, it was a good 'un, and he said that if the walls hadn't been so strong, the building would have caved in. It was, quite honestly, the loudest one I'd ever done; I hadn't eaten anything solid for over three days, and after a handful of peanuts, there was an almighty explosion. That was it though. You could say it was 20 all rolled into one, no exaggeration!

Yes, I am always the proud owner of a fart cushion. I bought a yellowy-blonde one when Jim and I were on a day trip to Brighton. Then I used it, and EVERYONE thought it was funny! Yes, they have a good sense of humour down in Brighton!

I hope your Mum had a very Happy Birthday and that you both have a thoroughly enjoyable weekend.

Cheers Nik,

Sandy ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ’จ xxx
Y07 said on 17/May/19
Hey Rob, what is Google's beef with your site?
Editor Rob
I'm not sure in what respect you mean.
Nik said on 17/May/19
๐Ÿ˜ ๐ŸŒ›!
Nik said on 17/May/19
๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ Happy Birthday Mum! ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽˆ

I hope my Mum has a great day today and a prosperous year ahead!
Nik said on 17/May/19
๐ŸŠ๐Ÿ‘Œ!
Nik Ashton said on 16/May/19
๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ‘Œ!
Nik Ashton said on 16/May/19
๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ‘ˆ!
Nik Ashton said on 16/May/19
๐Ÿฆ– - Good boy!
Nik said on 16/May/19
๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ‘Œ!
Nik said on 16/May/19
โ€ผ๏ธโ€ผ๏ธโ€ผ๏ธโ€ผ๏ธโ€ผ๏ธโ€ผ๏ธโ€ผ๏ธโ€ผ๏ธโ€ผ๏ธ
Nik said on 16/May/19
๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿ‘Œ!
Nik Ashton said on 15/May/19
@ Sandy Cowell - I know! Youโ€™d think he was a Subbuteo player, hey, heโ€™s green so youโ€™ve got better plans for him than to play up front for Inter Milan!

Heโ€™s my pet โ€˜saur, heโ€™s finger flickinโ€™ good!

๐Ÿฆ–!
Nik said on 15/May/19
๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ‘Œ!
Nik Ashton said on 14/May/19
๐Ÿฅ’๐Ÿ‘Œ!
Nik said on 13/May/19
@ Sandy Cowell - I am not surprised that you would have hit the roof if your boyfriend had chased you round the room in order to actually fart ON you, it must have been bad enough having to endure him farting within very close proximity of you! If he had farted on you you would have kicked his @rse right down the road!
It is incredible that when you were 11 you saw Pip working in a sports ground, little did you know then that you were going to have a relationship with him ten years down the line, it's a small ๐ŸŒŽ!
It still amuses me that Pip thought that women shouldn't fart, your friend Sally had the right idea in storing up all her farts (ha ha!) for when she was with you and Pip! She must have saved 'em all up and stockpiled 'em all, what a funny thing to do! Hopefully it worked out like it does at a bank when you get interest on your savings!
You may not have farted in bed when you unleashed all those farts Pip's way but there is always something funny about someone farting under the covers, one thing is for sure and that is that farts don't half linger when they are done by someone in a bed! It is not funny for some of the people who are in one of those stinky pits! It is always worse if you get your head under the covers in a fart filled pit!
I'm not surprised you started counting your guffs when you were doing one after the other that day, you must have wished that you had just gone on and on and on delivering them!
No farts are floral smelling, it's just a matter of how bad each fart is! None of those 14 stinkers will have been floral smelling and none of Pip's will have ever been either, I do like it that you likened your farts to a conglomeration of dead rats!
Pip surely can't have been bothered about your escapades, I mean him and his Mum must have been joking about things like this for many years so pretending he was annoyed with you must have been part of the pleasure for him, goodness knows how he managed to stay like this: - ๐Ÿ˜, or like diss: - โ˜น๏ธ! Inside he must have found it difficult not to be like diss: - ๐Ÿ˜, ๐Ÿ˜„, or our good friend ๐Ÿ˜‚!
It's great that Pip's Mum used to get great pleasure from fart cushions, the mind boggles as there are so many commodities on offer to fuel and satisfy our interest in the great subject of farting, it must be an expanding industry! - A rising and rich industry!
Yes, it would be interesting to know how researchers have found out that the average person breaks wind 14-16 times a day, I do find it funnier to think that it is actually a whopping 16 though! I mean for a start people often lie when filling in personal questionnaires plus we will not always be aware of whether we have broken wind or not, particularly in the night when we are asleep! How can we tally up our sleeping farts?
You are so right in that the amount of times people break wind each day will vary from person to person, it is funny that people may be mega prudish and only do the deed twice a day, and it is also funny that people could break wind 60 times per day! 60 farts a day is a monster amount and a farter of this magnitude is in a different league to someone who does it 16 times a day, and that is a lot! It's fair to say that if you are doing it 60 times a day you are well and truly a farting machine, a farter extraordinaire! You may be in contention for a place in the Guiness Book of Records! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Have a great day!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 12/May/19
@ Nik - That poor dinosaur looks as though he's about to be flicked! I had better plans for him; he's green! ๐Ÿ˜‰
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 12/May/19
@ Nik - No, I don't think I'd use brown things, when I think about what's on offer.... ๐Ÿ’ฉ๐Ÿคญ๐ŸŽพ

Screw that! My bat wouldn't like it either! ๐Ÿ˜‰
Nik said on 12/May/19
๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿฒ!
Nik said on 11/May/19
๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ‘Œ!
Nik said on 11/May/19
@ Sandy Cowell - You wouldn't want to be lying there on a couch for some time while you were being treated by a dentist (dentiste!) who stinks from his/her mouth!

I remember when dentists all suddenly started looking like so: - ๐Ÿ˜ท! Just as well because when people are being treated by a dentist they can't cover their mouth like so: - ๐Ÿ˜ท!

I too once had a dentist with halitosis! ๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿ˜ท - This lot are dentists!
Nik said on 11/May/19
๐Ÿช๐Ÿ‘ˆ!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 11/May/19
@ Nik - Yes, these two like tennis:
๐ŸŽพ๐Ÿข๐Ÿธ๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ”

The journalists take pictures of their tennis games for a new and original take on 'Spot the Ball'!
Nik Ashton said on 10/May/19
๐Ÿฆ–๐Ÿ‘Œ!
Nik Ashton said on 9/May/19
@ Sandy Cowell

๐Ÿฅฆ๐ŸŒ๏ธโ€โ™‚๏ธ - Look at Walt trying to give the broccoli a good thrashing! He prefers to put his favourite green jumper on but itโ€™s in the wash! ๐Ÿงผ!

What about brown โ€˜uns? โ›ณ๏ธ๐Ÿข ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿคช๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ!
Nik said on 9/May/19
๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿ‘Œ!
Nik said on 9/May/19
@ Sandy Cowell - ๐ŸŽพ๐Ÿ๐ŸŒต๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿข๐ŸŠ๐Ÿธ

Anyone for tennis?
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 8/May/19
@ Nik and everybody else!

I had only been with Pip for four months when he chased me round the flat farting AT me rather than ON me! Had he farted ON me, I would have kicked his @rse into the middle of next week! I had known him well for over four years before I got together with him. I always worried about him because he was stupidly self-destructive, but he was sad for good reason. He was 8 years and 20 days older than me. When I was 11 and 12, I used to see him working in the sports ground where ours and other schools played sports. He looked a bit like a lovable garden gnome to me back then. Then I met him properly when I was 21.

It took a whole year before I got my own back on him for causing me to have to stay on the balcony in a snowstorm. He really and truly didn't think women should let rip! I told my friend Sally, so henceforth, she went out of her way to bring plenty with her when she came knocking! After over a year and plenty of encouragement from our friends, I still hadn't braved risking upsetting his principles, but then one night, when I had a dreadful stomach ache, I retired to bed early for obvious reasons. I don't fart in bed, thank you very much, so I pulled the covers down and released them into the room. Of course I counted them! After 14, I thought, "Oh, for crying out loud, when will this racket stop?"

It was at that moment that the boyfriend walked in and hit the roof, as described in my last tale. He opened the window and acted as though his guffs were floral-smelling. Trust me, they were like rotten eggs that day, which is hardly surprising considering what he'd eaten! I told him a few days later, "I don't know why you likened my farts to pea soup. My brother's were like peas when he was a kid. Mine were more like a conglomeration of dead rats!"

I only had to drop (excuse my choice of words!) that incident into our conversation for weeks to come, and he'd go into one - big time! I know it was just an act though because he found the subject utterly hilarious. He took after his Mum in that respect. Although in her 60's, she was still mucking about with fart cushions!

Finally, I'd like to know where the surveyors came up with the statistics that Joe Average breaks wind 14-16 times a day. How did they come up with that then? Did they go round the streets interviewing people? Can you just imagine the different reactions? What a gas it is, just thinking about it....

It's stark staring obvious it's going to vary enormously from person to person, and on what that individual chooses to eat. If I had to hazard a gas, oh I mean a guess, I'd say that it's anything from a couple to 60! Who knows? What are they going to do next in the name of scientific advancement? Build 'Flatulence Research Clinics'? Does anyone even give a ๐Ÿ’ฉ? Do you? Did Hitler? No, but he did drop his guts - in public so I've heard! I believe it - the bloke was a vegetarian! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Have a nice day!
Nik Ashton said on 8/May/19
๐Ÿฆ‡๐Ÿ‘Œ!
Nik Ashton said on 8/May/19
@ Sandy Cowell - ๐Ÿฆ–๐Ÿฅ’๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿฆ ๐Ÿคข๐Ÿข๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽพ!

๐Ÿฅฆ๐ŸŒ๏ธโ€โ™‚๏ธ - Look at Walt trying to give the broccoli a good thrashing! He prefers to put his favourite green jumper on but itโ€™s in the wash! ๐Ÿงผ!

What about brown โ€˜uns? โ›ณ๏ธ๐Ÿข ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿคช๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ!
Nik said on 7/May/19
@ Sandy Cowell - It's just typical that your boyfriend went on a farting spree when your only escape from his escapades involved experiencing arctic like weather conditions on the balcony of a London flat. Of course his farts would linger inside the flat, you must have gone back in umpteen times only to find that the stale and stinky air just wouldn't disperse! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜! Those fart atoms just simply wouldn't do one and leave each other behind and go their separate ways, each to pastures new and far away!
It's incredible that your boyfriend didn't believe that women should fart, for women not to fart a hell of a lot of will power would have to be shown by womankind to suppress their animal instincts without involuntarily letting the odd one go! Seriously, all humans do it as it's part of being an animal or a mammal, there is nothing wrong with this at all!
It's all right Alan (๐Ÿ˜‚!) stirring the ๐Ÿ’ฉ up by trying to get you to fart on your boyfriend, he could just enjoy himself in the background laughing like a hyena while you took all the flack and your boyfriend took all your farts!
I must admit that the thought of some one chasing someone else round the room and farting right on them on multiple occasions is a funny one! You let rip 14 times that day, goodness that is nearly a days worth of farts in a very short period of time, two more and you could have got a magical 16 in!
It looked like Pip didn't like a taste of his own medicine, I mean who would like a taste of this particular medicine? I bet after stepping out amongst the polar bears earlier you were as well prepared as possible to cope with the freezing cold Brut deodorant spray! Oooooh aghhh!

The End!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 7/May/19
@ Nik - Before it was a standing rule that dentists covered their mouths, we had a dentist working for a while when we were kids. My brother referred to her as 'The dentist who stank from her mouth!'

It was true actually. She did, but someone must have put in a complaint because one Summer's evening during our visit, she was covering her mouth like so:- ๐Ÿ˜ท

It was far easier to breathe when we saw her in future! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
Nik said on 6/May/19
๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 6/May/19
@ Nik - They wouldn't appreciate playing by MY rules! I use a different type of ball. It doesn't matter what it is, just so long as it's green!

๐Ÿ๐Ÿข๐Ÿ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿฅ’๐ŸŠ๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿ๐Ÿข๐Ÿ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿฅ’๐ŸŠ๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿธ
Nik said on 5/May/19
๐Ÿ›Œ๐Ÿ‘ˆ!
Nik said on 5/May/19
@ Sandy Cowell - It seems like you were in need of a gas mask or the sort of thing that dentists sometimes put over their mouths! ๐Ÿ˜ท! - This fella is a dentist!
Nik said on 5/May/19
๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿ‘ˆ!
Nik said on 5/May/19
๐Ÿ‡๐ŸŒ !

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