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Miss Sandy Cowell said on 15/Oct/19
Hi Edwards!

I, too, am a fan of the countryside, the seaside and everything natural, including animals. It never fails to amaze me how little time it takes to drive and see the most staggering natural beauty once I climb into my boyfriend's car and he drives us down to the coast for the day. I don't drive myself because I would be too scared of running cats over, or even worse, people, but cats often don't have terribly much road sense. I knew a cat owner who used to walk her cat on a lead! ๐Ÿˆ It wasn't even a Siamese or breed often associated with being easy to train to walk on a lead - it was a normal mainly black cat and his name was Ziggy. The girl, Angie, was probably a David Bowie fan. I met her by going up to her to talk about how well she had Ziggy trained and then we found out that she knew many of the same people as I did. The clause 'It's a small World' springs to mind!

It's good to read that you are tackling the beginnings of what could have turned into a weighty problem. A gym is a great way to get a well-toned body, and walking as much as possible all helps to burn the calories. Keeping fit makes you feel great as well; I wish you a thoroughly successful, enjoyable journey to super-fitness!

Earrings can look great on a guy. I buy my boyfriend some novelty ones, and he is particularly fond of some Polo Mint studs I bought for him. He was mortified at losing his Polo earring, so I bought him three last time. I buy them online from a really friendly girl who makes jewellery out of all types of food, and plenty more besides. My boyfriend thinks it's funny when complete strangers go up to him wondering why he has a Polo attached to his ear! I recently bought some cat earrings from the girl, Sara, in white and my Jim (boyfriend) wanted black and white ones because his cat is that colour. She used to be one of mine, but when Jim moved out, she missed him so much that it was only fair that she should move in with him. He spoils her rotten and she couldn't be better looked after. I named her Bogerley because she has a mark on her nose!

Bangers and mash is an English dish made famous in the East End of London. I lived there for three years and they like pie and mash there as well. There are cafรฉs and takeaway shops selling these items all over the place. Because I am a vegetarian, I use vegetarian sausages, and I actually prefer them, but I ate sausages as a kid! One thing I remember wondering about when I was pre-school was why food, like lamb, chicken and fish were called thus, so I asked my Mum at the dinner table one Saturday afternoon. When she told me, I was utterly disgusted and cried! I think it was my destiny to become a vegetarian from that very day.....

I am interested to know which country you come from, Edwards. I live in England, as you know. It's good that you are keen on English/British history. For a country so comparatively small, it's amazing to think how much influence the UK has had over the Centuries. Would you be kind enough to tell me where you are from? Thanks!

Now it is time for 'Classic Coronation Street'. It's from 1993 at the moment and many of the big stars in it today hadn't even been born back then! Sometimes, you get to see the prices of items and it's almost comical when you think how prices have escalated! ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿค”

Have a great, fitness-filled week! ๐Ÿ’ช

All the Very Best!

Sandy ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘ XXX
Sakz said on 15/Oct/19
@Sandy Oh you have it? That's great. I knew it'd be something you enjoy because it is horror after all. It's good that you have plenty of films on hand to watch if you find nothing of interest on TV. The films I own rarely get watched anymore. I used to watch 'House' aswell quite a long time ago when it was shown on TV.

As for the world, I guess you try to filter out the bad. I don't generally get into topics such as politics which pops up everytime on the news. Even with Brexit I don't bother since nothing has been achieved at the moment (not holding my breath about the 31st either). There is always some form of injustice going on in the world and some have it worse than others, so I guess you just have to be grateful. I used to enjoy watching animal documentaries and watched quite a few historical ones at school as part of my History lessons. I suppose it's fitting you met Nigel Farage in a garage (if you get my drift) and had a nice conversation with him. Must have been quite the experience. You watch Gogglebox? Well that's good. It gives us something else to chat about aswell. It is funny to watch their reactions to various shows. I came across it a few years ago when it first started and got back into the series again this year, after not watching it properly since 2015. Hope you have a great week and take care till the next time.
edwards said on 14/Oct/19
@ miss sandy cowell

how are you sandy and howโ€™s your day going.hope everything is fine.
i agree with everything you said.
as for me,i went to the barber and shaved my side hairs.i think i will try a pony tail hair now,as my hairs are quite longer.i even tried ear rings and looked at mirror and laughed at myself๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚.i have begain to develop a belly fat but now iโ€™m working hard in gym.i bought a leather pants today.
i even tried a english dish today named โ€œbangers and mashโ€.i found it quite delicious.it was made of sausage and now iโ€™m obsessed with it.i talked with my friend recently and his name was chris and he just visited the uk mainly the scottish highlands and cotswold.he said he was surprised how picturesque was cotswolds.he loved scottish highlands too.uk has so many interesting history ,british people must really be proud of it.i myself is a great fan of british history and culture.i someday hope of visiting the british countryside

all the best to you sandy!
its edwards ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ‘
Nik Ashton said on 14/Oct/19
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Miss Sandy Cowell said on 13/Oct/19
@ Sakz - Whenever I watch 'Gogglebox', I always enjoy it and so does my brother!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘Œ
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 13/Oct/19
Hey Sakz! I actually own a copy of 'A Quiet Place', but I haven't seen it in ages! I remember it to have a red case. I watched three films over the weekend, all disturbing in their own right but at least 'Quills' had a certain amount of humour. Joaquin Phoenix, still very young when it was made, played a French Abbot, and Geoffrey Rush played the Marquis de Sade, but the one I found most hypocritical was the Doctor as played by Michael Caine. He married a very young girl.

This afternoon, I saw Billy Connolly pop up in an episode of House, and he had married House's Mum. I have missed many episodes of House, but I have the entire 8 Seasons in a boxset, and would like to see them in order. I believe Billy is House's real Dad!

I haven't checked to see what is on the telly tonight, but if I find nothing of interest, I can always watch something of my own. I try not to think about what's going on in the World today, but sometimes, you can't tear yourself away, for instance, the news headlines. There is plenty of beauty to be seen as well, even in documentaries, and I am particularly fond of historical ones, which show an unspoilt World. I watched Eli Roth's 'The Green Inferno' the other night and thought what beautiful scenery, yet such primitive goings on still exist in certain parts of the World to this day, ie, cannibalism. I am lucky to live in a fair and civilized country, but, alas, you get bad eggs everywhere and in all parts of Society and ones which carry the greatest power, for instance Politics and the Police. Earlier this year, I met politician Nigel Farage, and he was charming and as soon as I mentioned the school I went to, which his brother attended too, we had something to talk about. We met in a garage of all places! My boyfriend Jim was driving me up north to meet Nik and his Mum. She was waiting for us at the beginning of the road and we felt straight away at home.

We have another week about to start and I hope you, Rob and all Celebheights supporters have a great one to look forward to.

All the best!

Sandy XXX ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
Sakz said on 13/Oct/19
@Sandy The phrase 'time heals' isn't very accurate because certain events never truly go away, it's just you learn to cope better. I'm sorry to hear you endured another attack not long after. The world in general is not safe nowadays and it's one of the reasons I don't watch the news because it's just depressing. Size doesn't always equal confidence though as I myself have seen plenty of taller and bigger people who lack it. One of the things I noticed in school was how some of the shorter people seemed to be the ones picking fights against bigger people, rather than it being the other way round. It's all about the confidence you have in yourself and mental strength, which is what your mum showcased. It's good that she showed a no nonsense attitude and my dad is the same in that regard. He puts principle above everything else which I'm sure she does aswell.

As for television, I was watching a show called 'Gogglebox' which covers the reactions of different families as they watch various television shows from the week. Amongst what they watched was a horror film called 'A Quiet Place' which I thought would be right up your alley (not sure if you checked it out). Ha yes I was a fan of Kickass it's a great film. I hope you enjoy the film you decide to watch and do let me know how it goes. Enjoy the rest of the weekend and take care.
Nik Ashton said on 12/Oct/19
๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿฅ‡V๐Ÿข๐Ÿฅˆ!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 12/Oct/19
Hi Edwards! I'm almost sure that Sonny Barger was mentioned in Button's book 'Buttons - The Making of a President', which was Buttons's account of his time with the Californian Angels. Sonny might be the one Buttons dubbed 'Mad John' and he named his dog 'Hitler'. Urghhh! I can think of cuddlier names! I only ever knew Buttons as Peter, and he treated me with the utmost respect. The motorcycle club was known as 'The Family' but also 'The Old England Chapter'. The only time I witnessed violence was when the 'Road Rats' or 'The Windsor Chapter' would go to the same pub. The parties were all placid and good fun, and as there would be youngsters attending, the bikers wouldn't permit for brawling. I was one of the youngsters and the music they played was right up my street!

There were some other biker clubs I knew nearer my own area, consisting of much younger lads. I suppose I was drawn to them because of the music they played.

They tended to be dog lovers, but one night, Buttons took me round to visit a really nice lady. She had a house completely decorated in white, with two white cats to match. It looked a bit like a scene from Stanley Kubrick's 'A Clockwork Orange', only the lady was much younger than the one in the film. Looking back now, it seemed all a bit surreal, but it was an enjoyable part of my life.

My little cat Manelia went to the vet's this morning for her booster inoculation. On Monday, another cat will have the same. It is very important to keep cats up-to-date with their injections, because they receive protection from so many illnesses.

So we have another weekend upon us once more. I might settle for watching the 'House' omnibus, but as I have them all on DVD, I might watch a new film that popped through my letter box this morning. It's called 'Dark Places' and the cast is excellent.

All the best to you Edwards!

Sandy XXX ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 12/Oct/19
@ Sakz - Things like that never really seem to totally go away. Less than a year later, I had another attack and this time, I remember it all too well. Sometimes, I wish that I was 5ft10 with muscles and fully trained in the art of self defence. At least I'd feel safe going out then! My Mum was 5ft4.5, but my word, could she stick up for herself. She brought us up single-handedly, and had more than her fair share of workmen trying to rip her off. She said that the great majority of them will try to overcharge a lone woman, and she was right. She was good at letter-writing, and never let them get away with charging her inflated prices. I recall she even wrote off to some cigarette manufacturers, complaining that some of the cigarettes were undersized. A friend of mine of 18, half a year younger than myself and living in my road, popped round for a visit one afternoon. I told him about the letter and the subject matter, and dug it out. We read it and laughed our balls off. The fellow was around 5ft5.5-6, but he knew how to look after himself.

This morning, I received a film called 'Dark Places' which stars Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Chloe Grace Moretz and Christina Hendricks. I am not that familiar with the work of Nicholas Hoult, but I am with all the actresses. I particularly like Charlize and Christina, and Chloe Grace has come on in leaps and bounds since her 'Kick Ass' days, doing a remake of 'Carrie' and also of 'Let the Right One In'. I saw a preview of 'Dark Places' and was impressed. I'll let you know how it goes! Often, if I see an advert at the beginning of a film, it will arouse my interest, as happened in this case. I know it will be of the same genre...

Have a great weekend Sakz!

All the best to you,

Sandy XXX ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
Nik Ashton said on 11/Oct/19
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Nik Ashton said on 11/Oct/19
@ Sandy Cowell - Snakes, sneaks, sneakers, snakers! Psssst!
Nik Ashton said on 11/Oct/19
Yes, a poodle parade or a parade of poodles! You could also say that is a gang of โ€˜em!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 10/Oct/19
A poodle parade, Nik?
edwards said on 10/Oct/19
edwardssaid on 7/Oct/19@miss sandy cowellyeah sandy,i agree on everything you said.The worstcase scenario is that they become bullies themselves, but generally, a victim of such horrid treatment leads a far more reserved lifestyle than he or she might otherwise have done, passing up on opportunities which come his or her way for fear of history repeating itself. Also, it resultsin a failure to totally trust others.iโ€™m interested and happy at the same time that your boyfriend was down to him to decide on the appropriate punishment for bullying in the miltary.to be honest,i really hate bullies honestly.iโ€™m very shocked and interested at the same time that you went to the parties of,a motorcycle club.to add something weโ€™re not outlaw motorcycle clubs tho.outlaw clubs like hells angels and mongols.weโ€™re just a club of brotherhood and brothers whoare obsessed with road trips tho.there are many people andfriends i know who are from outlaw clubs but we aint that.we are a normal harley clubs.its funny that in the place where i live,people have common misconceptions and stereotypes that bikers are bad and dangerous but we arejust a normal clubs who are all obsessed with riding.on hells angels,iโ€™ve met one of founders of hella angels and his name was sonny barger.i met him in the 90s and he is also an author now and have wrote several books.he is already 80s now and i used to joke with him saying that he looks brawlic and he used to smile at me.tho,he was a outlaw biker.there are pretty common misconceptions on biker.actually,barger was a racist guy.actually,iโ€™m a old and member of club called harley owner group.i have been members of so many motorcycles clubs in the past.our clubs organises roadtrips in several parts of the states like arizona,cali,nevada and texas.its funny to say but most of the people thinks bikers are bad and brawlic butit aint true enjoy your week, sandy!thanks for all those kind and lovely words sandy๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜‰its edwards XXX ๐Ÿ˜
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 10/Oct/19
Adders green! Nik Nik! ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ
Nik Ashton said on 10/Oct/19
๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฉ!
Nik Ashton said on 7/Oct/19
๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™ƒ!
Nik Ashton said on 7/Oct/19
๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ!
Nik said on 7/Oct/19
๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ!
Sakz said on 7/Oct/19
@Sandy Ok it was a long time ago then. I was under the impression it was something that perhaps happened in recent years. I'm glad you have moved on and a lot of time has passed so it helps to heal mentally. Personally I don't believe size always has a lot to do with it because to be quite frank there are men out there who see women in general as easy prey. It's nice that you still maintain a positive outlook about people and it hasn't soured your perception. There are good people as you said and the people who are bad aren't born that way, but rather shaped.

Thanks for that. Hope you had a good start to the week and have a good one. Thanks for the film recommendation aswell. Take care.
Nik said on 7/Oct/19
@ Sandy Cowell - Absolutely! I know that you loved your chocolate chip cookie, I think that you were even contemplating having another one! It looked very delicious, it went down a treat long before I read your text and I read it soon after you had sent it! Ironically we were having our **pp** at the same time, just before 12:10 this morning! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚! It was a real 'ole midnight feast and what a coincidence we both had our snacks at the same time, my Mum and I had some scones (scons!) and a cup of tea each!
Nik Ashton said on 7/Oct/19
๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ  โ€œIโ€™m โ€˜ome!โ€! ๐Ÿฉ
edwards said on 7/Oct/19
@miss sandy cowell

yeah sandy,i agree on everything you said.The worst case scenario is that they become bullies themselves, but generally, a victim of such horrid treatment leads a far more reserved lifestyle than he or she might otherwise have done, passing up on opportunities which come his or her way for fear of history repeating itself. Also, it results in a failure to totally trust others.

iโ€™m interested and happy at the same time that your boyfriend was down to him to decide on the appropriate punishment for bullying in the miltary.to be honest,i really hate bullies honestly.

iโ€™m very shocked and interested at the same time that you went to the parties of, a motorcycle club.to add something weโ€™re not outlaw motorcycle clubs tho.outlaw clubs like hells angels and mongols.weโ€™re just a club of brotherhood and brothers who are obsessed with road trips tho.there are many people and friends i know who are from outlaw clubs but we aint that.we are a normal harley clubs.its funny that in the place where i live,people have common misconceptions and stereotypes that bikers are bad and dangerous but we are just a normal clubs who are all obsessed with riding.on hells angels,iโ€™ve met one of founders of hella angels and his name was sonny barger.i met him in the 90s and he is also an author now and have wrote several books.he is already 80s now and i used to joke with him saying that he looks brawlic and he used to smile at me.tho,he was a outlaw biker.there are pretty common misconceptions on biker.actually,barger was a racist guy.actually,iโ€™m a old and member of club called harley owner group.i have been members of so many motorcycles clubs in the past.our clubs organises roadtrips in several parts of the states like arizona,cali,nevada and texas.its funny to say but most of the people thinks bikers are bad and brawlic but it aint true

enjoy your week, sandy!

thanks for all those kind and lovely words sandy๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜‰

its edwards XXX ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 7/Oct/19
โญ Last night I sent Nik a photo of a brown chocolate chip cookie, the caption reading, 'By the time you read this, this biscuit will be in my digestive system!'

It was so lonely that I sent another one down there to keep it company!

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Miss Sandy Cowell said on 7/Oct/19
@ Sakz - You certainly may! The attack took place on the 4th August 2004. It was the second time that date changed my life, but the first time was for the better - when I saw Led Zeppelin at Knebworth Park in 1979, the week after I left school. Thereafter, I went to many concerts and met a great many lovely people. I have been offered hypnosis to bring back what I endured in 2004, but I refused. The mind shuts itself down for a reason and I'd rather not live through that again. I'd risk growing resentful and bitter, not least because of how the Police treated me when I warned them there was an attacker on such and such a route.

No, I'm as over it as I'll ever be. I will never travel on a deserted train carriage again. For quite a while, I was angry about my size, and how the attacker used it against me. If I'd been bigger, I doubt I would have been picked on. At that time, my Mum was having women in to wash and care for her and they called her 'the woman with the tiny daughter'. I weighed 95 pounds and was 5ft2.5 in the morning. My blue trainers were on display in the porch, and they thought that I had a little boy!

That's well and truly behind me now. I have met other women - of all sizes - who have suffered at the hands of men, but ended up meeting nice ones and putting their pasts behind them. It's the one way to move on - look on the positive side. I have met loads of nice fellows on this website, to whom domestic violence, which I've experienced too, is abhorrent. I feel sure that the good outnumber the bad, and the bad got that way through a troubled past.

I wish you a perfect week, Sakz!

Cheers and best wishes,

Sandy XXX ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
Nik Ashton said on 7/Oct/19
๐ŸŽพ๐Ÿฉ!
Canson said on 7/Oct/19
@Christian: agreed. I would miss it
Nik Ashton said on 7/Oct/19
๐Ÿฅ›๐Ÿช!
Nik said on 6/Oct/19
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Christian 6'5 3/8 said on 6/Oct/19
@Canson
God forbid anything happens to Rob though. Based on his response, apparently the site is likely shutting down since no one else is able to take over. CH is an awesome site, and for it to be shut down like that would suck, lol.
Editor Rob
It would most likely be sold rather than shut.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 6/Oct/19
@ Sakz - The Gregory Peck film I was on about earlier was from 1945, directed by Alfred Hitchcock and called 'Spellbound'. It also stars Ingrid Bergman.
Sakz said on 6/Oct/19
@Sandy I completely understand. That's a terrible situation to find yourself in and while I haven't been involved in something horrific such as that, I can imagine the toll it must take mentally. Can I ask when the attack took place?

In addition to that, I'm glad Celebheights is an outlet which you enjoy. From what you tell me I think you do a good job of keeping yourself occupied especially after going through what you did. I myself used to love drawing but that was as a kid so we have that in common. I used to produce different sketches and when I was in nursery I think it was, I received a ยฃ10 gift voucher for a drawing I produced in a competition. Unfortunately, I didn't pursue it any further and Art GCSE for me was well.. a bit of a wake up call I guess that drawing alone doesn't necessarily make you artistic. Creativity does go a long way with it but it's still a good skill to have. You're right in what you say about fruit and veg. I could certainly do with more veg in my diet.

I haven't seen The Wicker Man, but it's definitely something I would get into if I was still into films since I've read a bit about it. I have some films I watch every now and then which were bought a long time ago.

As for birthdays, I myself don't tend to celebrate them much or create a fuss but I have had outings and gifts courtesy of others. I understand where you're coming from and it does mark a special day for many just as say a wedding anniversary would. I may become more invested in it as I'm older. I do enjoy the festivities and build up to Christmas though.

Well I'll leave it there for now. Haha thanks for the advice! I hope you have a great week aswell. Take care.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 6/Oct/19
@ Edwards - You and your friends have every reason to be very proud of speaking up for this poor little boy. Children who get picked on at school never truly get over it. The worst case scenario is that they become bullies themselves, but generally, a victim of such horrid treatment leads a far more reserved lifestyle than he or she might otherwise have done, passing up on opportunities which come his or her way for fear of history repeating itself. Also, it results in a failure to totally trust others. My boyfriend stated in his interview with the Army when he was 16 that he wanted to join in order that he could help and protect people, and he has been of this mindset throughout his life. If there was any bullying in the Army, because he was Sergeant (at just 21, which is very early), it was down to him to decide on the appropriate punishment. He joined at 18, having already travelled to more places in this World than many of us see in a lifetime, financed with money he'd saved up from various jobs he'd held down as a kid.

I know that I wouldn't have it in me to have done what he did inasmuch as he had to dole out the punishment for the soldiers' misdeeds, but he was always fair. He was dead set against these hooligans and just like you find at schools, the Army has its share of bullies as well. One youngster was picked on because he was a bit on the chubby side, but Jim encouraged him to, quite literally, run off the surplus poundage. Another was victimised because it was suspected that he might be gay. My Jim had the one who bullied the effeminate one booted out of the Army for ever.

My cats absolutely adore Jim! They know when a person likes them; all animals are able to sense it, and dogs and horses, in particular, spring to mind, but then you, being an animal lover yourself, will be well acquainted with that fact! When my Mum was a child in Germany, she would spend her Summers at her Uncle's farm. The female cats would all be expecting, or nursing, kittens, and my Mum thought it quite amazing that when she purloined a kitten, the Mother would go looking for it almost immediately, grab her kitten straight back and wash it, to get my Mum's scent off! ๐Ÿˆ Her nickname was 'Katze* Loli', Loli being a shortened form of her actual name and pronounced LAWLIE. Her full name was Eleonore, but few English people could pronounce it properly, so she was called Eleanore over here. Her Mum was chiefly a dog lover, but she did have a cat, called Muschi, which had to be given away to a home near to the countryside because the loud bombing would have been terrifying to any animal. Of course, my Mum, her brother and her sister were heartbroken.

I still have pictures of my Grandmother with her Alsatian, or German Shepherd dog, whom she had before I was born. She had a terrier when we, as kids, went to see her, called Putzi. She (the dog!) was mainly white, with tan-coloured ears and a few other markings. I feel the urge right now to search for the pictures I have of Putzi and my brother and myself from when we were kids! ๐Ÿ• When we returned from Germany to England after our Summer holidays, our cat, who was a large black and white tomcat called Sooty, looked like a tiny kitten in comparison to our Grandmother's terrier, and we just couldn't get over how small he looked! ๐Ÿ”Ž

I have never owned, or ridden, a motorbike, but I've known plenty who have. I met, and went to the parties of, a motorcycle club, the leader of whom was called Peter Welsh, or 'Buttons'. Throughout the time I knew him, I had no idea that he was the guy who went to America and 'officially' brought over the Hell's Angels movement to this country. I Googled him a few months back, and found out that he died some years back. I read his book, 'The Making of a President' in one night flat, it was so entertaining!

Motorcycle clubs have a reputation of being violent, but no bikers that I met were like that and they treated women very well and protectively. Of course, it goes quite without saying that I have been on the back of a bike many times, but the pedals would need adjusting if I rode one myself, but I'd be far too much of a chicken to actually ride one! ๐Ÿ” Also, I'd be frightened that a cat could run out in front of me. When I was 15, I saw a beautiful Siamese cat hit by a motorbike and he died in my arms. The biker didn't even bother to stop. ๐Ÿ˜

Yes, our World is made up of all kinds of people, and those who have faith and those who love animals are high on my priority list. If a person is brought up without faith, he or she can still be a good person. It is, I choose to believe, that Mankind instinctively knows the difference between right and wrong, as is the case with all intelligent life.

Well, we have another week upon us and I shall, no doubt, see it in with the watching of a good film. I think that I might watch 'The Omen', the 1976 version, starring Gregory Peck, Lee Remick and, newly added to Celebheights today, the late actress Billie Whitelaw. I think it's terrific that this Website keeps the memories of stars who have passed on, very much alive, as if they're still with us, and that we can write tributes to them and their loved ones on their pages.

Enjoy your week, Edwards!

All the very best to you, and well done to you and your friends for sticking up for that young schoolboy. ๐Ÿง’

Sandy XXX ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
Nik Ashton said on 6/Oct/19
๐Ÿข๐Ÿ‡!
Nik Ashton said on 6/Oct/19
๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜น๐Ÿ‘Œ!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 6/Oct/19
@ Bobby - As a matter of fact, my Dad did do French at school, and even earnt himself a certificate. I just phoned to ask him. He said, "It was very basic schoolboy French though!"

He's never been one to blow his own trumpet, though he has every right to! Personally, I prefer the more reserved attitude he has. I've met people who never shut up about themselves - and all too often, much of what they say isn't even true! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
Sakz said on 6/Oct/19
@Rob I see. In that case it's all the more impressive you've been able to maintain the running of the site. I suppose running a major site like this will provide those sorts of challenges, and overcoming them is another challenge in itself which you've done well.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 6/Oct/19
@ Sakz - I think that, by walking, I was controlling a depressive side which I didn't really meet until I was older. I was scared to go out after a particularly bad attack in broad daylight on a train, which my mind completely blanked out to the degree that I couldn't even remember which year it was or phone numbers I'd known all my life. I had heard about that sort of thing, and seen movies about it, one being a Hitchcockian one - I think! - and starring Gregory Peck, as a man who couldn't remember a terrible event that happened in his childhood, in the snow, which involved the death of his brother. The young man would be disturbed by the colour white, and anything which resembled track marks, as it had been his sledge that pushed his brother to his death. Gregory's character falls in love with a woman, who helps him. When I find out the title of the film, I will let you know. Also, I'd like to buy a copy, which might not be terribly easy as it's a VERY old film! I bet Arch Stanton is familiar with it as he has an interest in older films, and when I first wrote on this Website, I thought he was much older than he actually is because of his extensive knowledge about these films and their stars.

I find that setting myself a time limit and walking about the house can often be uplifting to the mood. Okay, so you don't get any fresh air, but I do have gardens front and back for that! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Eating the right food also contributes to the feel-good factor. Fresh fruit and vegetables, coupled with enough protein and fibre, is an excellent diet - plus a little of what you fancy, just to keep the morale up!

When I first felt house-bound, I used to have 'creative nights', in which I would draw and write poems. Now, my outlet is Celebheights, but I would definitely like to take up drawing again. I used to send the drawings to my boyfriend, and I'd decorate the envelopes with funny cartoons and captions. My bloke told me that the postman used to arrive laughing, and looked forward to my colourful letters! I would draw anything he asked me to, and once he requested an owl, which took me the best part of two days to complete. I did it in black and white, using a thin-nibbed biro. My Dad told me that I took after his eldest brother, George, who, when he was fighting in the War, used to write poems to lift his spirits. Tragedy struck, and Georgie was killed. He was one of five boys and three girls and they all looked up to him as their eldest, and bravest, brother.

I think the version of 'The Wicker Man' that you have seen is the one starring Nicolas Cage. I, too, have seen it, and I like the way tributes are worked into the script to honour the original production. A few minutes ago, I went upstairs to retrieve three films, and one of them, starring Cage, is '8mm', which also has Joaquin Phoenix as a co-star. The other two films I brought downstairs are 'The Omen', with Gregory Peck and Billie Whitelaw, and 'Quills', with Joaquin Phoenix, Geoffrey Rush, Kate Winslet, who celebrated her Birthday yesterday, and the late Billie Whitelaw. I'm ever so pleased that Rob has given her a page!

It's a shame that you come from a family who doesn't make a big thing out of Birthdays. It is the one special day in the year which denotes the day that you found your way into the World, which is well worth celebrating, don't you agree? My Mum used to make all our Birthdays special, and now that she is no longer with us, I have taken over! She used to make us fantastic Christmases as well, but now that I'm grown up, I like to observe the build-up, and the good will that mankind shares with his fellow humans. It should be like that all year round; now that really would make for a Perfect World! Of all the Celebrities we have to choose from, I think that it is Ellen DeGeneres who adds a bit of Christmas magic to every day. You only have to watch her shows to see how big-hearted she is and she's about as generous as they come. She always finishes her shows with, "Be nice to each other!" Well, what a brilliant motto to have, and is it surprising that her fans love her so much? ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’•

I will shortly be having a nice, milky cup of tea and then I will reply to Edwards and see which other new Celebs might be up today.

Have yourself a great week, Sakz!

Take care, eat 'n' exercise to feel the very best Sakz you can be!

Sandy XXX ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 6/Oct/19
Hi Bobby!

How many children, siblings, did you grow up with, Bobby? Oftentimes enough, I have heard that the eldest misses out on the affection afforded to the younger ones. Obviously, it varies from family to family. I have three half-brothers, and although they were all loved and very much wanted, I couldn't help but notice that it was the middle child who seemed to miss out slightly. I went to stay with them when I was 20. I saw that their Mum was there for the youngest, who was just 4, my Dad for the eldest, 13, and whether, subconsciously, that's because he was the spitting image of him, as am I, could have been a contributory factor. I felt the little blond one, 11, was missing out somewhat, but he made up for it by being the first to be truly successful. He emigrated to America, Georgia to be precise, at a very young age, but the eldest has moved there too now. The two boys were so close as children. On Friday nights, my Dad and his wife would have a drink, and I would stick to cola. We'd have great fun in the kitchen, and every week, unfailingly, there would be a commotion coming from upstairs! It would be the two eldest, who would be playing around in the same room - very noisily. They'd have pillow fights and all sorts, and eventually they'd crash out, exhausted, in the same bed! I don't think they could stand to be parted when the eldest was still living in England. The 'little' one is married to a lovely lady, Tabitha, and they have just had their first child. They met at work and share the same Birthday. Both have TV-based careers, but Tabitha is looking after her baby at the moment - and my Dad, who has been through a lot, health-wise, in the past year.

My Dad had to learn Dutch for his career. It is similar to German, I believe, and my Mum taught him that, so I should imagine that it came quite easily to him. He was a very successful business man, and came third in the First Five Business Men of the Year nominations. I used to think he came fourth, but my Dad looked at me in a comical, pulling-my-leg way and said, "No - I came third!" He did!

The picture of him shaking hands with Margaret Thatcher is still on display in his living room to this day. He wore a white suit and looked very smart indeed. He drank a little too much at the 'do' and had to sleep in his car that night!

My Dad was still a kid when the War broke out and had to be evacuated. He was one of eight, the eldest of whom fought in the War and lost his life, which embittered all his siblings. It was for that reason that Dad joined the RAF and flew over to Germany, meeting my Mum.

I reckon it could have had a lot to do with the state of the country in the 30's and 40's that English children didn't have languages on their curricula, unless you went to a Grammar school. I knew a fellow four years my junior, and his Grammar school even taught Latin! No doubt you'll agree, that, even back in the very late 70s and early 80s, it will have been unusual.

My Mum learnt French, English, Spanish and Latin at her school. She won a scholarship to attend it; it was the top girls' school in Hamburg. She told me that back in those days, Doctors communicated in Latin, and when, at 16, she had appendicitis, she could understand everything they were talking about. Then, when she replied to them in Latin, they were most impressed, and taken aback, so the learning of Latin even then was considered a rarity. My Dad didn't learn any language skills at school. I'll check with him on that matter. Maybe he was too worried about the War to take it in.

I haven't yet planned what I'm going to watch on TV today. I'm thinking of seeing something with Billie Whitelaw in it; I'm ever so pleased that she has a page now! Whatever you do, Bobby, I hope you enjoy it immensely and that you are learning well now that you're back at University.

Have a great week!

All the Very Best,

Sandy XXX ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
Nik Ashton said on 5/Oct/19
๐Ÿข๐Ÿ—!
Canson said on 5/Oct/19
Christian 6'5 3/8 said on 4/Oct/19
@Rob
Who's gonna take over the site if something happens to you? Jenny or one of your family members?

@Christian: very good question!
edwards said on 5/Oct/19
@ miss sandy cowell
how are you sandy and how is your day going.hope all is going well.yes,i also love all kind of animals and i fully agree on that if you have dogs from puppyhood, a dog can live in perfect harmony with cats. actually,i really loved how you made some notes and went from house-to-house, askingpeople if they'd seen cat, coveringthree long roads.youโ€™ve had pretty bad experience with a dog as you were bitten when you were three.yes sandy i agree on what you said i also like their unconditional affection for their owners.i feel very sad for you for losing your cat.i too felt that i could never fall for a pet again, maybe i may have in future,who knows.as for now,i amnot thinking about having any pets.thanks for all those words sandy,i havent been more happier.i went church yesterday and i had you in my prayers.its sotagic that you lost 5 catsas for me,i love working for the community,there was a kid that me and my palโ€™s met the other day.the kid name was anthony and he was quite obese snd was treated bad at school.the kid criedsnd said that he never has friend because of his obesity.i along with 5 other dudes guided him to school on a motorcycle.i am against bullying.the kid was treated badly.yesterday ,i spoke to him that he is now being treated better.we confronted the bully.we have planned in opening a small group named โ€œbiker against bulliesโ€.i also went for buying a jeans and leather half jacket today.i also bought a patriotic bandanna .wishing you a very happy up-and-coming weekend
All the Best to you,sandy XXX ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
Nik Ashton said on 5/Oct/19
๐Ÿฅ›-O-๐Ÿˆ!
Nik said on 4/Oct/19
๐ŸŽฉ
โšฝ๏ธ!
Christian 6'5 3/8 said on 4/Oct/19
@Rob
Who's gonna take over the site if something happens to you? Jenny or one of your family members?
Editor Rob
Not Jenny, more likely a sibling who has made their own website in the past.

I have a pretty well documented file (continuously updated) of information on how to keep things going, but I doubt anybody who took it over would be an active editor - it would give them enough knowledge to maintain the site, and decide what to do. Selling it would be a likely outcome!

Celebheights is quite unique in a way because a lot of the photo content, the height knowledge and moderating is directly associated with myself.
Sakz said on 4/Oct/19
@Robย That's interesting. I remember the decline in 2018 due to the GDPR as I was an active poster. It's good to see it's remained fairly steady for the most part. Height is quite a big important topic for most in today's society so the number of visitors this site attracts isn't surprising.
Editor Rob
The only thing that didn't remain steady is Google ad rates - over the years that has become more challenging. I think there's enough ads on the site, I know a lot of companies have video ads they want to put on here, but I personally don't like them and am trying my best to make the site work without needing to resort to adding more intrusive ads.
Sakz said on 4/Oct/19
@Sandy Don't mention it you reply when you're good and ready. Walking is definitely underrated and it's something that tends to be overlooked by many people. It's one thing going to the gym to build muscle, but just for simple body conditioning and fitness walking does wonders as you said. I'm sorry to hear you had to go on antidepressants. I have a friend who's been put on them and he's suffered from depression since a young age. Mental health is another issue which is overlooked very easily and it's not always easy seeking help for it either. I'm not surprised you've felt that way since you've been less active as exercise is known for helping with mental health, so it's an unfortunate situation you're in. You're a very positive person with a great personality so it's really good you maintain that outlook regardless.

As for my birthday, it's just come and gone for me really. I've never really celebrated birthdays and it's even more apparent now. I used to get the odd present and a birthday card but that doesn't really happen now as I'm older. For me it's never really been that celebratory but perhaps that may change later in life. Thank you for acknowledging it though.

I'm glad you enjoyed The Wicker Man and watched another version. If I was still heavily invested in films it'd be one I'd definitely watch. Haha yes I watched some game shows last year on Challenge and The Chase as well as Who Wants To Be A Millionare were among them. It was sad to hear about Christoper Lee's passing as he was someone who gave so much, but he lived a long successful life.

I hope you're holding up well. Even though I'm still young, I don't doubt time will fly quicker when I'm older because looking back at my childhood at the moment it feels like another life. Enjoy your weekend and it's always nice chatting with you aswell. Take care.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 4/Oct/19
@ Nik - As you know, I have ordered us each a Chococat key ring - and they are brown rather than black. I'm excited to tell you that they were sent off today, 2nd class, so we should receive them on Monday or Tuesday.

I brought downstairs my white Hello Kitties to sit with my new Chococats. They look much the same in stature, and I asked Google if Chococats are Tom Cats - and they are! That could account for the fact that they are a little bigger than the female Kitties, which could be deemed to be white Chococats, or Milky Bar ones. A long time ago, there existed a pink chocolate bar, which was a Pink Panther Candy Bar. At first I found them a little too sweet, but I grew quite fond of them, probably because looking at pink chocolate was such a novelty! I'd say that they were on sale in the 1970s; I was still at school, and remember them costing 2-and-a-half pence a pop! The pink Kitty I have ordered can be my Pink Panther Chococat. As an afterthought, and because it was so affordable, I ordered myself a red one too. I have never come across any red chocolate, but orange, yes, so I can assume that they could be made if someone had the idea!

I much prefer the name 'Chococat' to 'Hello Kitty', which I find a little on the mundane and boring side. These cats are of Japanese origin, and they must have made the creators into multi-millionaires! I have a warm Winter coat with Hello Kitties all over it, and a few years back, a lady went up to me in Sainsbury's and said, "I had no idea that they made Hello Kitty clothes for adults!"

I replied, "Neither did I! This coat is aged 11-12!"

She said, "Aren't you lucky to fit into children's clothes?" to which I came out with, "Well I'm not very tall and I keep my weight down! At my height, you can't 'afford' to eat very much, or you balloon!" Then she said, "Well you are very dainty!"

That's something that I had to conquer after that hip replacement - getting my weight down again. It didn't exactly thunder on, but it crept up due to inactivity. Your Mum will be able to relate to that, being 2"+ smaller than me. The 5ft3 Cheryl Cole emphasized how much harder it is for the shorter woman to keep her weight down, and I thought, "Well said, Cheryl! You tell 'em!"

Cheryl is a dog lover, but I can see her as the type of girl who feels warmth towards any living creature. Her initials were originally C.A.T. - Cheryl Ann Tweedy! How cuddly and apt for someone as nice as she is! ๐Ÿˆ

Have a lovely weekend Nik - and your Mum too!

All the Very Best to you both,

Sandy XXX ๐Ÿ˜ XXX ๐Ÿ’
edwards said on 4/Oct/19
@ miss sandy cowell
how are you sandy?hope all is going well.
yes,i also love all kind of animals and i fully agree on that if you have dogs from puppyhood, a dog can live in perfect harmony with cats. actually,i really loved how you made some notes and went from house-to-house, asking people if they'd seen cat, covering three long roads.

youโ€™ve had pretty bad experience with a dog as you were bitten when you were three.yes sandy i agree on what you said i also like their unconditional affection for their owners.i feel very sad for you for losing your cat.i too felt that i could never fall for a pet again, maybe i may have in future,who knows.as for now,i am not thinking about having any pets.thanks for all those words sandy,i havent been more happier.i went church yesterday and i had you in my prayers.its so tagic that you lost 5 cats

as for me,i love working for the community,there was a kid that me and my palโ€™s met the other day.the kid name was anthony and he was quite obese snd was treated bad at school.the kid cried snd said that he never has friend because of his obesity.i along with 5 other dudes guided him to school on a motorcycle.i am against bullying.the kid was treated badly.yesterday ,i spoke to him that he is now being treated better.we confronted the bully.we have planned in opening a small group named โ€œbiker against bulliesโ€.i also went for buying a jeans and leather half jacket today.i also bought a patriotic bandanna .


wishing you a very happy up-and-coming weekend

All the Best to you,

Edwards XXX ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
edwards said on 4/Oct/19
@canson and christian
rob has done a great job running this site and havent got a credit he deserves.fully agreed
edwards said on 4/Oct/19
@rob
how long do you planned to run this site,this site has become such a legendary site since you're running it since 2004,handsdown this site is by far one of the best site in the internet today,i changed my mind and now i'm planning to stay in this site next ten years and become a celebs height og,how long have you decided to run this site?i am intrested to know.
Editor Rob

I want to keep going as long as I can ๐Ÿ˜ต Until Iโ€™m down to 5ft 7 ๐Ÿ˜† Being at the helm of a site though, is more challenging than many would imagine, especially if you also act as a daily moderator.
Canson said on 3/Oct/19
@Edwards and Christian: I too agree
Nik said on 3/Oct/19
@ Sandy Cowell -Oh, I do like Chococats, I think โ€œChococatโ€ is a fantastic name for a cat or a type of cat and it is funny too! I find everything to do with Chococats interesting and funny!

The Chococats are like standard cats in the way that they are just as detailed in every way, this makes them really amazing! They are really furry and cuddly too and I must say that I love the pictures of your black Chococats! They are such fine caricatures and they differ from standard cats in the funniest of ways, they differ because they have such huge heads, small bodies, and because they are mouthless! This makes Chococats perfect caricatures for me and the most hilarious ones too, I mean mouths are essential to miaow, purr, and to eat and drink! Also standard cats have bodies that are much bigger than their heads so it is amusing that things are the other way round for Chococats! Head size can be such a funny thing, we had fun about this on the page of Lars Mikkelsen! ๐Ÿ‘–! Chococats are a unique type of cat though and they will still be able to live comfortably so never the mind!

Itโ€™s amazing that you can purchase black Chococats and Chococat key rings too, it would be nice for the Chococats and the souvenirs to come in different colours, wouldnโ€™t it be grand to have a catalogue to look through to find a wide variety of Chococat related items!

I know that Chococat would have ended up being Pixieโ€™s middle name if you had heard of it on the day in November 1997 when you took him to the vets, what could be more fun than naming one of your cats Chococat? What about Chococat as a first name for a cat? ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜น๐Ÿ˜น๐Ÿ˜น!

๐Ÿ˜บ โ€œMy name is Ulysses Chococat Cowell!โ€!

๐Ÿ˜บ โ€œMy name is Chococat Cowell!โ€! ๐Ÿ”œ ๐Ÿ˜ฟ โ€œI donโ€™t have a middle name.โ€. ๐Ÿ—ฃ โ€œThat would be greedy!โ€! To be continued!*

Itโ€™s great that you have got a cuddly Chococat and a miniature sproglette kitten Chococat, you will be able to cuddle them lots like you did with the Hello Kitty cuddly toy that your boyfriend Jim bought you the other Christmas! Itโ€™s fascinating that all your Hello Kitties have Chococat friends now and itโ€™s fascinating that the Hello Kitties will be matched by one of your Chococats in terms of size! It is fabulously funny that members of the two funny cat families (Hello Kitty and Chococat!) will be able to hang out together and in your house too now, they compliment each other like bacon and eggs!

It will have been great to find out that you have got a black Chococat but it would have been smashing too if he/she happened to be pure brown! Impersonified is a fantastic word and itโ€™s great that cats can be exactly the same colour as different types of chocolate!

I sure would want to see a โ€œHello Kittyโ€ kids TV programme, I hope there is one and a โ€œChococatโ€ TV programme too!

Itโ€™s so fun that our interest in Chococats has developed so much and that we have sent each other Chococat emojis via celebheights and via text, like diss:

๐Ÿซ-O-๐Ÿˆ!

And diss:

๐Ÿฅ›๐Ÿซ-O-๐Ÿˆ!

Itโ€™s amusing what you said about the boy who said that you were a big child, thereโ€™s nowt wrong or childish about playing with toys! Also a good proportion of adults are shorter than a considerable amount of children, it is so common now to find this! There are huge numbers of adults and children of both genders who are taller than a big majority of adults out there, and vice versa.

*๐Ÿ—ฃ โ€œYou arenโ€™t a Chococat, thatโ€™s for sure!โ€! ๐Ÿ—ฃ โ€œThat would be greedy!โ€!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 3/Oct/19
@ Edwards - No matter how many animals - cats - I lose, I can never get used to it or more accepting of it. I love all animals, but my brother is nervous of dogs and wouldn't want me to get one, even though, if you have him from puppyhood, a dog can live in perfect harmony with cats.

Up to and including the age of three, I liked dogs the best, and particularly boxer dogs and poodles, or any dogs with big, soppy ears! I thought they looked like they were wearing 'ponytails', which I wanted for myself, but my Mum and my Stepmum kept getting my hair cut! When my cat, Cordercy the First went missing, I made some notes and went from house-to-house, asking people if they'd seen my cat, covering three long roads, - about 400+ houses. It's amazing how many people told me about the dreadful pain of losing their animal. Some even invited me in for tea and a chat, often ending up crying (5 people, 4 being men describing their beloved dogs, not unlike your experience). They said that they would find having another animal, and losing him or her, is something they could never go through again.

My boyfriend had a huge, 15-stone harlequin great Dane called Drum, called so because his tail would make a thumping noise on the floor! Usually they only live to 10 because their hearts have have a hard job pumping the blood round such large bodies, but my boyfriend's dog lived to 15 or 16. When he became ill, my boyfriend, who was 15-stone of muscle, would have to carry him up 4 flights of stairs, which he did, and lovingly. In the end, Drum had to be put down, and my boyfriend wouldn't let the vet give him the injection. He bravely did it himself, talking to and comforting his friend along the way. I couldn't do that myself, but I am a female, and my boyfriend was in the Army, making him particularly brave.

My dog craze came to an abrupt end one outing to the coast of Brighton, when I was chasing every dog I saw. I was bitten twice - I was three! - and then I went over to cats, but I have been getting keener and fonder of dogs over the years, and want one! I like their unconditional affection for their owners, not that cats aren't the same. They are - and the cupboard-love rumours are piffle!

My own Father felt so upset after losing a cat that he had with my Mum before I was born that he felt he could never fall for a cat again, but he had them because his wife and boys, my half-brothers, loved them.

Maybe one day, you'll feel that you can have another animal, but the length of grief experienced after such a loss varies from person to person. You are clearly still grieving, and I understand that. The cats I've lost I think about every day. Because they are completely dependent on their owners, one can't help but feel a certain responsibility when they die, but in your case, the cancer had zilch to do with you.

I have just recently got up after a long afternoon nap. I haven't decided what I'll watch this evening, but I might watch a quiz and then choose a film. I will say a prayer for you and Cooper and hope your pain becomes easier to accept over time. I do know how you feel, having lost 5 cats to traffic accidents in 20 years and others to illness. I loathe it when they go into the front garden.

Wishing you a very happy up-and-coming weekend, Edwards.

All the Best to you,

Sandy XXX ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
Christian 6'5 3/8 said on 3/Oct/19
@Rob
Surprised that the biggest increase in visitors was from 2004-2007. I'd have guessed more like in the early 2010's.
Editor Rob
well it's starting from 0 in 2004 ;)

in 2005 there was maybe 1/3rd the amount of views as say 2008, 2006 about half.

But adding tons of pages does not guarantee growth. In fact too much content too quickly can end up being counter-productive. Half the battle with this site is trying to maintain visits.
Bobby 1.78m said on 3/Oct/19
@Sandy Cowell

My memories from that time are hazy at best. It's hard to form any impressionistic pictures of what I did at age 2 and 3. My first real memories begin at like age 8 but it feels like a lifetime ago. It's hard to even believe I'm the same person as my 8 year old self. I remember thinking about my own mortality at maybe age 8 one day and wondering how I came into being, it feels like an out of body experience, you know for sure you were conscious and alive before but suddenly you come into your own body and have this clarity of thinking that wasn't there before. It's difficult to describe. I remember I was lying down on the couch when I was struck with that thought.

I was probably given less attention since I was the eldest sibling. I remember crying my eyes out about it at age 10-11. It seems stupid thinking back on it. I likely had a healthy display of emotions as a kid but I was also really quiet. Not much has changed except having a tighter grip on my emotions now.

Yes, I was on the page. Rob had to take it down because the arguments were getting out of hand with users like Arthur and Andrea giving people a hard time over their claims. Namely myself, Greg and Connor. I wish I had grown to 6'0 however, it almost feels like a betrayal of my genetics. I definitely had male family members who were over 6'0. I was well fed and healthy too.

Given I picked up both Greek and English, I am officially bilingual at least. I can say that much about myself. I've always been embarrassed about speaking Greek in elementary for those days where we had to talk about what language we could speak other than English. I consider it a moral and intellectual crime for someone not to know another language outside of English. It makes a person less tolerant and respectful of other cultures in my opinion. I am certain you know more German than I do and probably wouldn't be helpless in Germany. I certainly would be. I was exempt from French since I was in special education, so I never learned it. Besides which, the French that Canadians speak isn't official French, it's more like a slang version of it.

Well, English comes in several parts. The phonetics come from Latin, the alphabet comes from Elder Futhark or Proto-Norse, although a lot of the grammatical considerations came from German I think. Even still, English is notorious for its loan words.

That reminds me of watching Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune with my grandmother.

It's been a pleasure chatting with you Sandy :)

Talk next time.
Sakz said on 3/Oct/19
@Nik Thank you.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 3/Oct/19
@ Bobby - Oh, I see! So you visited Greece at the age of two - still in your formative years, but too young to be able to have clear memories. I have memories of being in hospital at 18-months-old having a growth on my left side removed, and screaming my head off when my Mum left, and also when I caught conjunctivitis and thinking I was blind! I consider that my vivid memories started at 3 - because I knew and thought about how young I was and wondered how I suddenly came into being. It would seem that it was stressful events as a small child that have stayed with me, including bursting out at the breakfast table with "Do you remember jumping about in Mummy's bed with Daddy and his girlfriend?" My Dad had no idea that a 2-year-old would have any recollection of it, but he was wrong. My brother went ashen because he'd been sworn to secrecy. After that is when the mollycoddling of my brother started. He was 4, and my Mum was always far more lenient with him, probably because of that.

Did you used to be on the Visitors' Heights Page, Bobby? If my memory is correct, you were, and I have a picture of you in my head as a tall, fair-haired young man. It's funny the way our brains can't help but to visualise somebody. Well, that's how I see you! 5ft10 is tall to me because I am only 5ft1.

It's fantastic that you can speak Greek, but not surprising, because, as you will know, when we are under 5, we find it far easier to pick up languages. I wish my Mum had started us off at a really young age to teach us German, but she didn't offer until I was 7 and my brother 9. We were embarrassed in front of each other, and just wanted to play about! However, we went to Germany 5 times when I was 7-10. She taught my Dad German, and before I had the internet, I would phone my Dad if I wanted to know what something was. I find German spelling easy, and maybe that's because it's in my blood. I found French at school easy as well. Then when I was 29, I found out via my Mum that I have 8 different nationalities in me. She came out with it in a hospital canteen. One of them is French. I used to think I only had 3: English, German and Austrian.

My Mum told me about English having a reputation of being hard to learn, but certain parts are not. Very few words have gender differences - everything is neutral, and the kids in my Mum's class, all girls, thought it was funny. In German, every noun begins with a capital letter, and not just proper nouns, as it is in English.

On the 29th of September, the Italian artist Caravaggio would was born 448 years ago, and he was a keen devotee of Da Vinci. The man was only 38 when he died in 1610, which is tragically young. I thought of you when I saw that it was the anniversary of his birth! I have a Birthday app, which includes famous historical people as well as the stars of today. It's called 'Famous Birthdays', in case you are interested.

Fairly soon, we have the daily quiz 'Countdown' on TV, and it's enjoyable to watch, as is 'The Chase'.

Always a pleasure chatting with you, Bobby!

Have a good weekend,

Sandy ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘ XXX
Sakz said on 3/Oct/19
@Rob I can imagine. It must be interesting for other people to listen to aswell considering it's quite a unique concept for a living. Have you generally seen an increase in visitors throughout the years or has it remained fairly steady?

@Christian 6'5 3/8" Yeah absolutely. I feel the same aswell.
Editor Rob
The visitors grew from 2004 to 2007 and I only started using google analytics from 2008 till today.

It has been reasonably steady for a decade with ups and downs along the way.

Here is a Graph showing traffic. I would say the lowest point was about 2014-2015 range.
May 2018 has a sudden drop due to GDPR regulations and not using analytics for a lot of european visitors.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 3/Oct/19
@ Sakz - Hi! I'm sorry about the delay in replying. Personally, I think that walking is the best exercise of all. In experiments, of all the exercises put to the test, walking has been proven to have the greatest success rate of all, both for shedding the pounds and for all-round fitness. Then there's the fact that it has feel-good properties. When I ceased being so mobile, I needed anti-depressants from my doctor and stress tablets. All this was previously unnecessary, before when I led an active lifestyle. I ALWAYS felt on a natural high and was in great, albeit very skinny, shape. But I had energy and was very happy.

It is still your Birthday week, and I hope you're enjoying yourself. You can keep your Birthday cards up for a week, and then you should take them down, or, according to my Mum, it's unlucky! She had so many superstitions....

Yesterday, I watched two versions of 'The Wicker Man'. One has quite a few shocking additions. I didn't persevere with 'The Mothman Prophecies' the other night, but I have a copy anyway. Sometimes, you have to be in the right mood for certain films. Instead I turned over to the Challenge channel and watched 'The Chase' and 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?' I'm always in the mood for those!

The movie 'The Wicker Man' has some amusing parts, but the ending is awful and doesn't get any easier however many times you watch it. I still have a Christopher Lee interview to watch - dating back to 1979, when he'll have been 56/57. I have so much admiration for that man and was upset and shocked to the core on the day he passed on, which was the 7th June, 2015, at just turned 93.

The weekend is nearly upon us yet again. Time flies so quickly, and the older you get, the faster it flies, but I can honestly say that when I came out of hospital after my hip replacement surgery, it stood still like never before!

Enjoy your weekend, Sakz!

Always great to chat with you!

Sandy XXX ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
edwards said on 2/Oct/19
@christian

i too feel that Rob sometimes doesn't receive enough credit for his work.

@sakz

agreed dude
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 2/Oct/19
@ Rob - Thanks!
Bobby 5ft 10in (178cm) said on 2/Oct/19
@Sandy Cowell

I never had pocket money growing up, but my parents never skimped out on getting me something that I wanted. My dad is admittedly the one who got me into video games since I remember getting a PlayStation 2 for my 8th birthday and a Nintendo 64 before that for my 6th birthday if I recall. In fact, the first video game I ever played, not including the Super Nintendo I played on at the babysitter, was Super Mario 64 and also The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. I also got a PlayStation 3 for Christmas back in 2009. Of course, this was back when my dad was making good money still and before the economy went to pieces. It's details like this that make me worry if I will ever be financially secure in my life since it's getting progressively harder for people to earn a living.

Interestingly that you mention that Dante Alighieri actually wrote his play, Dante's Inferno, as a series of fan fiction on Virgil, a Roman poet and philosopher, I believe. I haven't read the book, but it's on my list.

Thank you, Sandy. Talk soon :)

And cheers to innocence!
Bobby 5ft 10in (178cm) said on 2/Oct/19
@Sandy Cowell

Well, no. I was born and lived in Canada, but I spent some time in Greece when I was 3 years old. Actually, if I recall, I was sent there at age 2 and spent a year living there. So, I was at least living in Toronto for the first two years of my life. Thanks. I think because I learned it at such a young age that I was able to fluently speak it eventually as opposed to someone trying to pick up a new language when they're like 30 years old. It's a lot more challenging. Yes, I can still speak in Greek as well as read and write and can understand up to 80% of what I hear. Unfortunately, my fluency has dimmed from speaking English for so many years, but since I began speaking it so young it's easier for me to pick it back up if I have to communicate in Greek for whatever reason. I was, after all, very fluent at one point in my life. You're also correct in your assumptions, I often find that those who speak English as a second language and are serious about improvement, will actually speak it better than someone who grew up speaking it natively as their primary language. Still, as simplistic as it may seem to someone who is fluent, English is one of the most complicated and complex languages to learn. We have the most grammar rules out of any other language which is why it's so difficult for foreigners to learn English.

I agree and suffice it to say, it's best to learn anything when you are still young. It's much more difficult once you turn, say 40 years old, if you want to learn a new language or learn how to play a musical instrument. Not to say that 40 is old by any means, but provided you are still under 30 years old, it's easiest to learn because your brain is still very young and adapts to changes. This is why younger generations are able to tolerate new ways of thinking and living compared to older generations. I am certain there were technologies and ideologies in your youth that your parents had trouble assimilating too that you found was not so complicated to learn about. Yes, I can still recall Greek very well and I am able to carry a fluent discussion in the Greek language using basic vocabulary. Honestly, if I could speak Greek as well as I speak English now, I'd be a scholar. My vocabulary is perhaps above average compared to my peers. I did develop an interest in Greek and Roman mythology when I was much younger and that can be attributed to my Greek heritage. Latin was the mandatory disciplinary language to learn at university as early as the 1800s, of course back then, there wasn't such a thing as a disciplined focus or major. People just learned whatever was mandatory for the curriculum and may have deviated based on academic interest. Latin of course, is a dead language now and is no longer taught as a modern-day language. It's become a scholarly language. Even when it was taught at universities, it was taught mostly for its academic significance and not for daily speech, it would be the same as learning Ancient Greek, a very sophisticated and complicated language. Your mom was a very educated woman, it's rare to know more than two languages. Of course, I myself possess some limited understanding of Italian and some phrases in German. I've been meaning to teach myself German more extensively as of late but I abandoned the lessons because I lost interest, at the time. If you ever find yourself in the moment of wanting to learn a new language then Duolingo is a free service that you can use. You can even learn the fictitious language of Klingon, a language spoken in Star Trek.

Thank you for that encouragement. I just do not wish to dismiss anything that you've said and attempt to acknowledge at least a few things. Most of my learning has ironically happened outside of the classroom but I learned a fair bit in Political Science. If it were a viable career path, I'd have majored in this discipline with a minor in Sociology.

That's rough. Accusation without evidence is hallowed and faulty. I am sure that these "witnesses" were a mere conspiracy at your expense and likely correlated with the prejudice you spoke to me at length about previously. People will do anything in the name of prejudice if it means shaming those they hate. I can't deny that my cynicism has diminished at all, but I do give people the benefit of the doubt and my philosophy, with people, has always been to trust but verify. I was sadly much too frightened to ride a bicycle without training wheels and I freely admit to not knowing how to tie my shoes until age 24. Simple things that people have taken for granted have always been a subject of complication for me. It may have been my tendency to shun the outside world in favour of a virtual one back when the Nintendo 64 was still contemporary and of course those lovely Saturday mornings spent marathoning Scooby-Doo reruns. I've been uncharacteristically nostalgic for the past year now as though I have lived more than half a century and yet have only just recently turned a 1/4 century old or 25. It's still difficult dealing with injuries as a child. I remember being very susceptible to fevers and the common cold when I was a kid and quite ravenous in appetite, although the latter part is still true today. It probably contributed to my above-average stature. I also don't think that wanting enrichment of life makes a person greedy, it just makes them human and everyone deserves to have fun no matter how old they are.

Continued:
edwards said on 2/Oct/19
@miss sandy cowell

how are you feeling now sandy?hope everything is fine.yes you said exactly what i was going to say,losing a pet is like losing a family member.yes sandy happiness is found in small things.yes sandy,you should comfort yourself.iโ€™m happy to listen that.as for cooper,i have been taking rough with smooth.still,i wanna have dogs or cat or lets say any animals but i simply cant love any other animals like i loved cooper.he was the one.he was just one month when i brought him,he dosent used to sleep all the day.he was dark golden in color and he only used to fall asleep in my lap.even when he was seven,he still used to sleep in my lap.he was too big to sleep in my lap but still he have thought himself as lap dog.i used to feed him milk with a human baby bottle and he loved it.it has just become nine month that he passed away.

he was in too much pain, god took away his pain and his suffering and called him home to be with him. he fought the toughest and longest battle with cancer, and never did I think Iโ€™d be here writing this today, none of us did. The cancer started in his leg a few years ago and after even being admitted to hospital ,itjust kept coming back.I went to every appointment with him from the first time he tried it on, to the last one before he passed away.I knew everything he had been through was all worth it.he was unable to walk.e. I held his lifeless body for 5 hours.diagnosed for a miracle, no one in their right mind thought you were going to lose this battle. But I donโ€™t think he lost battle with cancer, he fought for so god damn long, he fought so hard until his last breath, he never once gave up. he didnโ€™t lose, he is finally resting with no more suffering.he pain, the hurt and the emptiness Iโ€™m feeling right now is indescribable.he was good pal.I only wish he had lived longer.

iโ€™m not sure exactly which day he was born but i know 2-3 days.thanks for all those words sandy,iโ€™m very grateful.his memory will mever fade.iโ€™m very sad to hear that you have lost one of the greatest prized possession.


all the best sandy
its Edwards xxx
๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 2/Oct/19
@Edwards
Ok, I see. I don't think that feeding a dog Oreo diluted in milk 5-6 times isn't really gonna harm it. But to answer your question, no, I don't own any pets at the moment. I used to own fish in a tank, as well as insects, but that's about it. I'm generally not a big pet person.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 2/Oct/19
@Sakz
Agreed. It takes a ton of patience and dedication to continue any website for 15+ years, but especially a site like this. I feel like Rob sometimes doesn't receive enough credit for his work.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 2/Oct/19
@ Bobby - You could never do a 'bad job' if you tried! I never knew that you grew up for the first three years of your life in Greece, and that when you went to Canada, you had to tackle the task of learning an entirely new language. Let me tell you, you've done an excellent job! Can you still speak in Greek? Things like that are fascinating to me. We have multilingual people writing on this website, and their English excels in a way that puts many an English person to shame!

They say that it's ideal to teach a second language to an under five, and that makes sense for so many reasons. Why is it that I can remember to this day the order of names in the class register when I was four-and-a-half and never beyond? There's definitely something in it! It would be my guess that you can still recall the Greek language from your babyhood. Does your Greek background contribute to your interest in Greek mythology? My Mum had a good knowledge of Greek mythology and she aroused my interest. When she left Germany, she spoke English, Spanish, French and Latin, as well, of course, her mother tongue. I can't see the point of the fact that so few schools nowadays have decided not to teach Latin, because so many English and other European languages are Latin-based.

Never feel, Bobby, that you have to continue from whatever I've been talking about. You, at your young age, have already taught me so much, and have triggered an interest for me in new subjects which I might never have got round to studying. I was thinking only the other day that I want to refresh my memory as to the Da Vinci Code and, of course, I will kick start my revision with Tony Robinson's DVD.

You mention about being accused at a very young age of committing a 'crime' at a very young age. Well, the same thing happened to me when I was five or six. A girl in the year above me accused me of pushing her down a flight of stairs, and she was crying and screaming and pointed to me as the culprit. I was never a violent child and had no idea what she was on about, but there were so many 'witnesses' that I didn't know what to do but apologize for something I hadn't done, so I can empathize with what you suffered. A few years later, when I was riding my bicycle, I fell over the handlebars and had injuries to my head, my arms, my hip and my knees. This was seen by the girl and her friends, who merely laughed. I remember hearing my screams and thinking that I sounded like a five-year-old, but still, I couldn't stop. I left my bike where it was, and clambered my way home. My Mum said, "What were you doing going in that direction anyway?" I confessed to having saved up 8 halfpenny pieces for some Rolos and was told, "Serves you right for being so greedy!"

I had a scar on my hip for eight years.

Our upbringings really do have an effect on the sort of people we become. I remember my brother getting into trouble for buying a matchbox car. What is the point of giving a child pocket money if he or she doesn't learn how to budget for desirable things? Our pocket money was expected to be spent on Birthday or Christmas presents, or else.

You know, Bobby, that you can talk to me about anything. I thought of you on the 29th September when I read that Caravaggio was born 448 years ago. He based his work on that of Da Vinci. I haven't seen any of his paintings yet, but it will be easy enough to bring them up on Google.

My brother right now is eager to make me a cup of tea, which means he wants to talk. I'll tell him, "....but make sure it's history!" He's good at that!

Enjoy the rest of your week, and your video games. I shall enjoy my toys!

Here's to innocence!

All the very best to you!

Sandy XXX ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
edwards said on 2/Oct/19
@christian
dude,my bad i was feeding him oreo cookies with milk.i mixed milk with it and feed him.he loved it and later i realized that shouldnโ€™t have feed him.actually,i feed him that only 5-6th time and i stopped giving him oreo after everybody said i should not give him oreo.dude,i agree with with you.i shouldnโ€™t have gave him that cookie but later i stopped.but he loved that.i used to have a lot of pedigree in house but he dosent loved it.waste of all pedigreeโ€™s lol.he used to love steaks and barbecue like me.we should to sit together in fire and have it.dude,do you have any pets?
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 2/Oct/19
@ Edwards - To read that Cooper liked Oreo biscuits really cheered me up! I have recently bought one of my dolls an Oreo skirt, and, coupled with the Oreo top that I acquired last year, it will make a lovely outfit for one of my (chocolate-haired!) dolls.

I feel I am very lucky to enjoy the 'little' things in life. Mind you, I am referring to toys. Animals are lives in their own right, and to witness one going downhill is a dreadful experience.

When my Manelia the First was run over, I tried to comfort myself with the music of Elgar. It upset me so much that I haven't played any Elgar since. It brings back memories of lying in the bath and crying my eyes out, as does the music of Dire Straits. 'I see your face on every street', being one quotation.

When keeping animals, we have to take the rough with the smooth. Losing an animal is akin to losing a family member, and anyone who tells me otherwise doesn't know the meaning of love. My brother and I always remember the birthdays of our cats, past and present, and on the days of the cats who are still with us, the cats always get a plentiful supply of catnip and nice food, ie chicken.

I'm sure you remember all Cooper's anniversaries, and I will join you in wishing him a very Happy Birthday should you mention it in Sookie's Den. It's a way of still keeping his memory alive.

My Big Black Pixie would have turned 265 months on Sunday. He died between the dates of the day in which my Mum died and the date of her funeral, in 2008. My boyfriend buried him in the garden. When I came home with my Pixie from the vet's, he asked me when he was actually put down, adding that the other cats were all miaowing at that precise time.

One can never get used to an animal dying. Be it a cat or a dog, you are loved unconditionally.

All the very best to you Edwards!

Sandy XXX ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 2/Oct/19
@ Bobby - I woke up this morning with as smashed in face. I had some scary news yesterday which I found difficult to process. Consequently, I had a bottle of wine which didn't agree with me, fell over and landed on my face! I'll be back very soon! I am listening to Genesis, 'And Then There Were Three' which I highly recommend.

XXX Sandy XXX
Editor Rob
That sounds awful ๐Ÿ˜ฒ, I wish you a speedy recovery
Canson said on 1/Oct/19
@Edwards: itโ€™s always good to interact with you, as well!!
Sakz said on 1/Oct/19
@Rob It is very impressive and deserved a mention. 15 years is a very long time to run a website and takes an incredible work ethic so well done. I was surprised nobody else acknowledged it so thought I'd be the first.
Editor Rob
It's interesting when people ask what I do for a living...because the notion of a site about celebrity height being sustainable does seem foreign to many people, but once I explain how it works and how much traffic you need, most get it. I also have ploughed a lot of earnings back into the site over the years to keep trying to add photo content, which of course the visitors are a part of - without people visiting, I wouldn't be meeting any actors ๐Ÿ˜Š
Sakz said on 1/Oct/19
@Sandy It's always good to walk whenever you can as much as you can (preferably at a young age so it becomes a habit). The problem nowadays is people are too reliant on their cars so walking seems to be neglected, which is of course bad because it means the body isn't getting any exercise. I'm glad I don't own a car although I could do with walking more myself. I did used to walk to school at primary level aswell, though it got neglected when I started secondary because my school was further away (not far to the point where I couldn't walk though).

As far as sports go, I was quite a good runner myself but didn't really showcase it on sports days. I remember the cross country runs we had to do aswell but didn't like them especially when they had to be done in the heat. It's good you were in your schools hockey team I quite liked the sport myself. I had an interest in playing cricket but it didn't happen frequently due to the popularity of football. It's a shame you didn't make it into the netball team. I know it's a popular sport particularly among women as it certainly was in my school aswell.

Furthermore, I saw a brief summary of The Wicker Man. It definitely seems like something I would enjoy. I mainly grew up watching horror along with some action and adventure. I had a read on the Mothman Propechies aswell which definitely seems very engaging and I've actually never browsed that specific channel which might be surprising for you. I don't spend a great deal of time on film channels unless I'm just flicking through them.

Thank you for wishing me a Happy Birthday I appreciate it. Hope you enjoy your week and always a pleasure chatting with you. Take care!
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 1/Oct/19
@Edwards
Why did you feed your dog chocolate? Isn't chocolate toxic for dogs?
Nik Ashton said on 30/Sep/19
๐ŸŽฉ
๐Ÿ˜ฌ
Nik said on 30/Sep/19
๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ!
Nik Ashton said on 30/Sep/19
@ Sakz - Have a great Birthday and year ahead,

Nik
Nik Ashton said on 30/Sep/19
@ Sandy Cowell - Thatโ€™s amazing, this never crossed my mind! What a wonderful idea, your idea is so good and it makes me think of a child who has found upgrades for his/her favourite computer game! The original Chococat emojis are grand but itโ€™s wonderful to be able to send an additional emoji with your original trio (pardon the pun!), like ziss:

๐Ÿฅ›๐Ÿซ-O-๐Ÿˆ! Itโ€™s very chocolatey!

I do like Chococat very much, itโ€™s a great name for a cat and a wonderful idea! Itโ€™s great that the Hello Kitty comes in different colours, I am sorry that the pink one is expensive.

Cheers to you and your loved ones!

Nik
edwards said on 30/Sep/19
@ miss sandy cowell
thank you very much sandy.thank you for every.ho loved wearing sunglasses and eating oreo.he was my little pal.he fought battle with cancer for a hair and a half.unluckily he lost it.
again you have pain in your legs sandy,i wish for your fast recovery.you have to be carefull sandy,really carefull as you are recovering from hip replacement and have again developed leg pain.be very carefull next time.youโ€™ll learn swimming after sometime.
iโ€™m happy that you are happy now and have developed intrest on certain things.as i have already said before,you should keep yourself busy in certain things that help you to forget the past and you are progressing.
hip replacement may have help you in getting the lost inch.i wish i could grow an inch but i know cant ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚.i always wanted to become tall like 6โ€™1-6โ€™3 but ended up being 183 cm which is 6 foot.
i have learned something after my boy pal cooper passed away,i learned that ,we shouldnt taker take life for granted. Love friends ,pets family and everything and love them as hard as we can,love them unconditionally because we have absolutely no idea when their last day will be.

take care sandy
enjoy your film

edwards xxx ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š
Nik Ashton said on 30/Sep/19
๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฉ!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 30/Sep/19
๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‚ Happy Birthday Sakz! ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽˆ๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ

It might be a day late but I wish you a Happy Birthday Week and a great year ahead.

Sandy XXX ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’๐ŸŽ‰
Nik Ashton said on 29/Sep/19
๐Ÿ“ž๐Ÿฉ!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 29/Sep/19
@ Nik - You seem to like Chococat very much, don't you? How about this then: I found on eBay a RED Hello Kitty, which is totally affordable, and a plush pink one, which isn't!

I then thought how amusing it would be to find a pale brown Chococat. This would be how to 'spell' it:

๐Ÿฅ›๐Ÿซ-O-๐Ÿˆ, which would equate to -

โญ Milk Chococat โญ

Cheers Nik and your Mum too!

Sandy XXX ๐Ÿ˜ XXX ๐Ÿ’
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 29/Sep/19
@ Edwards:- I don't believe what just happened - I lost a great big comment I was in the process of writing to you. In it, I was discussing the pain of losing animals, and offering you my every sympathy at the loss of your golden retriever, Cooper. Seven is a tragically young age to lose a dog, and it's particularly awful that you had to look on as he suffered from cancer.

I described why I have difficulty going out - I live in fear of my threatening neighbour - so I can only go out when it's still dark. That's what I did the other morning, going to the gymnasium part of the local swimming baths, as you can get measured and weighed there. It's still very painful to move about though because since my hip surgery, I have developed new pains in my legs and cannot sit comfortably. This causes me to fall over, but the fall that happened two weeks ago was the worst I'd had in nearly 11 years, the former fall, in black ice, triggering non-stop back pain. I have to be so careful as I have thinning bones, hence the need for an earlier-than-usual hip replacement. By the way, I can't swim at all! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Other than that, I try to keep as happy as possible. I have a huge collection of films and historical DVDs and I like to watch quizzes on television, do Sudokus and crossword puzzles. Then, of course, I enjoy writing on Celebheights and looking after my cats. I never feel bored or resentful. "There is always someone worse off and in more pain then you," is what I say to myself.

The fact that I regained some of my lost height was extremely likely because my hip was in such a mess that my legs measured different lengths, but not any more!

I had the overwhelming urge to measure myself after Tuesday, when I went to hospital and, being estimated at 5ft and below that, I didn't believe I could be the height my Dad said, which was three-quarters of an inch more than my 5ft1, or I'd be able to reach things that I could at my original 5ft2.5, or so I felt! I cannot see whether my jellies are set in the same place they have always stood, whereas I could before my shrinkage started, and so it goes on!

I am going to get changed now and ready for tonight's film, 'The Mothman Prophecies', starring Richard Gere.

Have a great week, Edwards!

All the very best to you and your loved ones,

Sandy XXX ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘...๐Ÿ•๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿ†
Sakz said on 29/Sep/19
@Rob I believe you said today marks the 15th anniversary of Celebheights. Happy anniversary to this incredible website and well done for keeping it going for so long. It happens to fall on my birthday aswell so a nice little addition for me. Hopefully plenty more to come!
Editor Rob
Yes thanks, it is now 15 years since it launched. To think my initial view of it was 'just another site', I never thought it would turn out to last this long, nor would I end up meeting lots of cool actors through it ๐Ÿ˜Š

I am glad visitors still get enjoyment from it ๐Ÿ‘ And also appreciate those who leave a comment, vote or mention the site. It all helps ๐Ÿ‘
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 29/Sep/19
@ Sakz - I know exactly what you mean when you say that the feeling of an impending weekend was far more exciting when you were at school. I mean, you HAVE to go to school whether you like it or not, and although I was lucky in that I went to a very nice school, the weekend was always a welcome break.

I was a tiny 63 pound 11 and 12 year old when I made the decision to walk to school to save my bus fares, and it was very exhausting at first. The journey was in excess of 2 miles, probably nearer 2 1/2, but the more I did it, the easier it became! Quite obviously, it's because I was gaining fitness and strength, and I think that must have helped me with my sports. In long cross country runs, I never had to stop to catch my breath, and I was accused of taking a short cut when I came first and the couple of girls who came second were 10 minutes behind me, but I was, and am to this day, an extremely bad navigator, and had I chosen to look for a cop-out shorter way, I'd have inevitably ended up completely lost! I didn't take those runs very seriously anyway; our annual sports day was completely different though, because we could win medals and cups. I was winning the 400 metres one year - I think I was 15 - when the boys put me off by shouting out, "Look! She's growing a pair of ***s!"

When you're the last to show signs of development, when it actually happens, everybody whose male notices! Consequently, I tried to pull my T-shirt down and cover up, and it put me off, but I still came in second and received a medal๐Ÿ…. The year before (I think!) I won the triple jump and got a cup and a silver-coloured medal. The person who came in second would win a bronze one.

Because of my height, I never made the netball team, even though I was a good goal scorer from time to time, scoring two goals in one game in what would otherwise have been a no-score game. I was in the hockey team, and thinking back now, the girls in the hockey team averaged out as considerably smaller. Well, we were nearer to the damn ball!

Yesterday night, I noticed that 'The Wicker Man' was showing, the 1973 original, with Edward Woodward and Christopher Lee. I do have a copy, but this one was the original, uncut version, as yet unshown on TV, and I wanted to see whether there were enough differences to make it worth buying. There were, so even before the film had finished, I checked out how much Amazon wanted for it and I thought ยฃ12 was rather steep - that's until I read that it consisted of 4 DVDs and on one of them, there's an interview with Christopher Lee, and I said to my brother, who's also a fan of the film, "We're getting this!"

I think that one of the DVDs explains the history behind the truth of what went on in recent still-Pagan Society. Now that WILL be worth getting one's teeth into! I find films based on fact, however loosely, are generally more enthralling than fantasy, unless it's good fantasy written by someone like Stephen King, for instance.

Tonight on Paramount Network at 9 o'clock, they are showing 'The Mothman Prophecies'. This is based on fact and scarier than its 12 certificate would ever suggest. If you haven't seen it, I thoroughly recommend it.

So that's it for now! I need some tea, of which I drink countless mugs a day, but I cannot stand coffee.

I hope you're having a great weekend and enjoy whatever it is you decide to do tonight, Sakz. Oh yes, and have a fantastic week; it'll be October on Tuesday already! Hey, I might even get out my 'Blackadders' to fill in time before the start of the 9 o'clock film, which stars Richard Gere, one actor who never lets me down! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Cheers Sakz!

All the Best! ๐Ÿป

Sandy XXX ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
Bobby 5ft 10in (178cm) said on 29/Sep/19
@Sandy Cowell

I hope this finds you well and forgive me for the delayed response on my part. I did not know how to associate anything you have written into my own response. I have a vague memory of looking around my own crib when I was perhaps a year old, but the memory is so vague that I am not certain if I am recollecting it accurately or if it happened at all. I definitely do remember the odd memories as a 3-year-old in Greece, I remember my grandmother picking me up, or was it my aunt, and carrying me across a flooded street in Athens. I remember being at the beach with my grandfather. I remember being on the airplane on my way back to Toronto and thinking all the tiny cars down below were toys and then wanting to test out the hypothesis when we landed. Sadly, it very quickly occurred to me that they were not toys, we were just very high up. I remember following my aunt through the airport. I had a backpack on, there was a picture of a teddy bear on it. I remember struggling to learn how to read and write in English and being thereafter placed in special education because they thought I was slow neglecting to realize that my primary language at the time, was Greek.

I can't quite imagine what it must have been like to smuggle candies to school or that candies would have been contraband at all. Perhaps the greatest shenanigan I got up to was for something I never actually was guilty of doing in the first place. I believe this was the first grade and I had been staying at a babysitter's, another Greek family because that's just how Greeks are they like to stick close to their people if they can, it was another day of school and I had forgotten my lunch in the classroom, which was my belief but it could have been stolen too, and as I was walking with another classmate, we heard the fire alarm go off. I saw a couple of older kids running past us but I couldn't yet comprehend what the hell was going on. Eventually, we were ushered outside and by some demonic intervention, everyone got it into their heads that I was the culprit to blame for pulling the fire alarm. I was adamant of being innocent of this affair but no matter how many times I said so, no one believed me. So, I got into trouble for a crime I never committed. Perhaps this was the moment when my cynicism truly began and I began to despise people. I had always been introverted but this affair reinforced to me at a young age, that people were sooner to stab you than help you. It also had the consequence of inhibiting my social skills as I realized I shouldn't bother explaining myself, no one cared what I would have to say anyway. So, staying quiet became a regular occurrence. And perhaps in later years, I would act out more mischievously in an attempt to make up for being the victim and I would become the bully instead. Which highlights that bullying is a cycle that never stops, victims of bullies become bullies themselves. By middle school, I had matured much more and I desisted from it somewhat but there would be the odd occasions when peer pressure would make me do stupid things just to get everyone else to like me. I'm not proud of it, but I'm only human.

It's tough dealing with ridicule when you make certain choices. Sometimes the scorning happens for a good reason other times it can be misplaced and done so out of jealousy for the other's good fortune. Why would your mother have dealt with prejudice? It seems quite odd but I suppose even amongst Europeans there was an essence of national superiority, that didn't begin to go away until the 1970s I think.

That was quite the age gap between your grandmother and grandfather, but not wholly unheard of either. I don't think I'd marry a woman more than 8 years older than me.

So, your safe haven became toys, but that's to be expected. I was introduced to video games at a very young age and I took a shining to them immensely. I have perhaps developed a nearly unhealthy fixation on them but given the state of the world, as it is today, I might be forgiven for my desires to ignore the outside world and focus on fiction instead.

I'm sorry if some of what I said detracted from your trip down memory lane, but it becomes quite challenging trying to figure out how to relate anything I say to what you say. I can hope that I am doing a good enough job at it.

Bye for now Sandy :)
Nik Ashton said on 29/Sep/19
๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ!
Nik Ashton said on 29/Sep/19
๐Ÿข๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿข๐Ÿฉ!
Nik Ashton said on 29/Sep/19
๐Ÿซ-O-๐Ÿˆ!
edwards said on 28/Sep/19
@ miss sandy cowell
hope you are fine and everything is going good and well.๐Ÿ˜Š
iโ€™ve considered celebs height to be one of the best sites iโ€™ve ever visited and came across with.now,i dont know how many times iโ€™m going to be able to come to this site anymore.but there is one thing i want to add,the site has given me quite good opportunities to interract with some of the best people like you sandy,canson and christian.i am happy that i have interracted with all of you.i have a great time in this site for all of eternities.
its good to know that you are keeping yourself busy with certain activities like swimming.how are you feeling now as youโ€™ve just recently got hip replacement.i am shocked that youโ€™ve gain height sandy?is it for real๐Ÿ˜ฑi always feel at home when i interact with peoplelike you,canson and christian.its pretty fun.do you meet your friends regularly,the german and the french one?its funny to say that i love animals and you too are animal lover.unluckily my boy cooper passed away when he was 7.he was a golden retriever and i loved him with full of my hearts.maybe god wanted him more than i did so he tooked him away.he was heart of everybody in my family.the pain of losting a pet is unbearable.he was a family member,everytime i see other pets especially golden retriever dogs,his face appears crystallized.he was suffering from cancer and was battling it for year and a half.from that time i dosent have
a pet and i dosent want.

have a great weekend, sandy

All the best to you, your family and friends,

its Edwards XXX ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
Sakz said on 28/Sep/19
@Sandy Yeah Fridays always have that feel for me more so when I was at school. Some weekends I do watch the odd film and tv show, and last year in particular I'd watch the celebrity edition of The Chase which shows every Saturday (haven't watch it in a while now). Watching your favourite shows on tv is quite relaxing as it is a good way to unwind so I'm glad it's your form of entertainment.

As for Blackadder, I remember two occasions in recent years when my dad was watching it. He has his personal collection which he's had for ages on VHS and I can't remember exactly but they may have shown it on tv a few years ago? Of course he's watched it more than me from his childhood but I'm no stranger to it. It's nice of your boyfriend to get it for you as a Christmas present. Haha I can't imagine what his reaction must have been when you caught him wrapping it. He must have thought 'well there goes that surprise'. I've heard of the films you mentioned. I'll check them out if I remember and have the time. Usually I don't have the attention span for films unless they are really engaging. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 28/Sep/19
Re: ๐Ÿซ-O-๐Ÿˆ or Chococat. An explanation.

I have a fondness of anything cat- related, and that includes Hello Kitty. I only recently found out that the white fictitious cat has a dark-coloured friend called...... CHOCOCAT! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜น๐Ÿ˜‚ I found this so funny and appealing that I texted Nik about this name and it developed last night into:-

๐Ÿซ-O-๐Ÿˆ!

Nik thinks it's hilarious, but what is funnier still is that I looked on eBay for Chococat souvenirs and I ordered a cuddly Chococat and a miniature sproglette kitten Chococat!

These kitties are such caricatures of cats, with enormous great big heads and tiny bodies, and they are mouthless. That would be a bit dangerous, having a cat who can't eat, drink, or tell you when it wants something!

Funnily enough, back in November 1997,
I bought a black kitten and I called him Pixie. When I took him to the vet's for his first inoculation, they made up a folder for him and under his description, they didn't put 'Black', they put 'Chocolate'! If only I'd known of Chococat's existence, that would definitely have been Pixie's middle name.

The other Christmas, my bloke, Jim, bought me a Hello Kitty cuddly toy, not my first but my biggest. I was ever so pleased and cuddled her all Christmas night long! My boyfriend made a joke about missing out! Now she will have a Chococat friend and my little Hello Kitties will have a Chococat to match their size! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿˆ

Like my Big Black Pixie, I am very excited to see if the Chococat is black like he was, or pure brown, like one of my Dad's wife's 3 gorgeous Burmese cats. She was a Chococat personified!

I don't even know if there's a 'Hello Kitty' TV programme for kids, but I reckon there must be. I wouldn't half like to see it and I'm sure Nik would too! Could any of you parents out there enlighten me?

I'll finish on a humorous note, telling you what a little boy I used to look after once said to be when he was 4 or 5 years old. He said, "You're a big child!" and I asked him why. He replied, "Because you play with toys and you're not as big as my Mum!" thereafter nodding in reassurance "But you will be one day!" His Mum was 5ft10....

And so ends the story. ๐Ÿฑ
Nik Ashton said on 28/Sep/19
๐Ÿซ-O-๐Ÿˆ!
Nik Ashton said on 28/Sep/19
๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ!
Nik Ashton said on 27/Sep/19
๐Ÿ“ฑ๐Ÿข!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 27/Sep/19
@ Nik - So, like the Queen, I have two Birthdays! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Normally I remember every anniversary, like when I started Senior School, Birthdays of people I knew as from when I was 4 onwards etc etc, but today, probably because I'd hurried off so swiftly to make the swimming baths to measure myself before it got light and my neighbour could hassle me, I didn't remember until your text came through. I know I would have done so sooner or later.

Now I'm off to find out which Celebs are my height.... ๐Ÿ˜‰
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 27/Sep/19
@ Edwards - I am feeling in a good mood because I went out and measured myself at the swimming baths' gymnasium early this morning and I wasn't anywhere near as short as I feared after what was said and estimated for me on Tuesday. I'm 5ft1 and the girl who did my examination thought I was only 4ft11 and the driver on the way back reckoned I was 5ft, so I am somewhat chuffed!

Thank you for saying nice things about me. I suppose I find it easy to put pen to paper as I kept a diary ever since I was 11 and only stopped after my hip replacement operation because it was so difficult to move - and the pain was excruciating. I am so pleased it's over. Before the op, I was only 4ft11/5ft, so I have definitely regained height. My optimum height was 5ft2.5 and yet I got called a short@rse!

Well, if you keep writing, and you have a friendly disposition, it's enjoyable to interact with others with the same interests as you. When I was a kid at school, I had a German pen-friend and a French one. I wrote in English (mainly) to the German one, and that friendship lasted the longest. Her name was Stefanie. I can't remember the name of the French girl, alas.

How about this for a bit of fun writing? A few years back, well 21 to be exact, when I went shopping for catfood, I always used to leave little letters for the cats from the Croydon Animal Samaritans, along with at least one can of catfood as a gift. I'd sign the letter, 'Love from Sandy the Cat Lover, Pixie, Honey, PeeWee, Tortertoise, Possum and Geranium!' (my cats back then).

Before long, I was getting return letters from THE CATS! It was a natural progression to volunteer for them and I would hand out leaflets and then I met the ladies responsible for the letters when I helped them organise a jumble sale. I remember one of the cats was called Icy and he wanted to 'scratch Pixie's eyes out', but it was all a bit of fun! (When I met the ladies, they said I looked nothing like they'd imagined. I asked, "How did you picture me then?" Their reply? "Fatter!") ๐Ÿ˜‚

My Mum was kind enough to let me keep six cats. A seventh would have proved a bit much, or I would have taken Icy in.

I have just received today's post and it includes a light-hearted film called 'Suicide Squad', which my boyfriend rated so highly that he wanted a copy, but he couldn't find one that wasn't outrageously expensive, so I gave him mine, completely unwatched and still in its cellophane. I'm determined to watch it this time round!

Friday is always a lovely day because we have the entire weekend to look forward to, but in all honesty, there is something special every day when you keep cats and enjoy whatever you do - very much a state of positive thinking.

Have a great weekend, Edwards!

All the best to you, your family and friends,

Sandy XXX ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
Nik Ashton said on 27/Sep/19
@ Sandy Cowell - Congratulations, as you know it is three years today since you first visited celebheights! Have a great day!

Nik
Nik Ashton said on 27/Sep/19
๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 27/Sep/19
@ Sakz - Well, the weekend is only a day away now. ๐Ÿ˜ I have always regarded Friday as special because coming home from work or school, you have the lovely feeling that it's all ahead of you. The weekend shows special programmes for kids, men and women alike, which even makes it special if you're dependant on TV for your entertainment as I pretty much am because at the moment I have mobility problems, made worse by my recent fall - but I'm happy!

Tell your Dad that you can pick up a complete set of all the Blackadders ever made extremely reasonably either online or in a store. I've noticed that DVDs are only really expensive when they first come out because they aren't available on the Satellite TV Channels. My boyfriend bought me mine one Christmas and, a few years later, I returned the Seasonal favour - only it had a different presentation cover. Mine looks like an old, stagnant book sideways on, and as I inadvertently burst in when my boyfriend was wrapping it, I thought he'd bought me a charity shop bargain basement book! Was I surprised when I opened it and found my favourite comedy series of all time? Ha ha - I put it on straight away, and have played it so many times, it's amazing it isn't frazzled out! Yes, it's definitely worth buying for your Dad or even yourself. The two of you could watch it together! A few Christmases ago, they showed on TV a run-down of the most popular ever TV comedies. Blackadder was voted number one!

Tonight I have watched two William Friedkin movies, first was the horror 'The Guardian' and then I had a tea break and watched 'Killer Joe', which is supposed to be a comedy, but is mega violent. It stars Matthew McConaughey, Juno Temple, Gina Gershon and others. It was shown on Film Four, so if you haven't seen it, it'll show again. It was rated 4 stars, and is deserving of every one. I have copies of both films upstairs, but sometimes it's easier to watch the TV than wade through my ever- growing collection of DVDs!

Have a great weekend Sakz!

All the very best to you,

Sandy XXX ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
Nik said on 26/Sep/19
๐Ÿ˜‚๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ˜ฌ!
Nik said on 26/Sep/19
๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿข!
Sakz said on 26/Sep/19
@Sandy I'm not sure which ones my dad has in his collection, but I remember him chuckling away because he's very fond of it. As you said Rowan is highly intelligent along with the others, and they have really made their mark on television. I find it quite impressive how Rowan in particular is a really good actor who has captivated the audience in the way he has, specifically as Mr Bean who I loved growing up. The contrast in the characters he portrays shows his talent. Being academically intelligent as well as having successful theatre careers like they all have is quite special. Hope you're having a great week and enjoy the weekend when it arrives.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 26/Sep/19
@ Nik - You could throw pigs at people paper-plane style! They wouldn't hurt, unless they hit you in the eye!
๐Ÿ‘๏ธ๐Ÿท๐Ÿ˜
Nik Ashton said on 26/Sep/19
๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ!
edwards said on 26/Sep/19
@miss Sandy Cowell
Thank you very much sandy.i am a natural blonde but from last year,i was noticing a slight changes but aint very white at all.it is bit noticeable but not that noticeable.its funny but i havent used any colorant on my hair till now,iโ€™ll consider using it now,you gave me a good idea regarding hair colors.i agree that our hair has a direct result on our mood.i am not that much into trimming hair but i have shaved sides,i mean i have shaved side hair.
You are really a very good person from the way you interrupt with others,i hope every people was good like you.Sandy,why you fear in tattoos and why might you go off them?

Ps:same goes to me,i ones dreamed having a long hair as a child and even teenage and luckily i have it now๐Ÿ˜‚
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 25/Sep/19
@ Edwards - Hi! I know what you mean about taking care of long hair! I think the reason mine has grown so long is because I'm not forever washing it, the way I did when it was short and medium-length. It needed styling every day or I'd look a mess! Long hair, once it's been washed, can be blow-dried and left, or plaited for a crinkly effect. I have an excellent hairdresser too, and it's so worth paying a little more. I'm sure lots of people, especially women, agree that our hair has a direct result on our mood.

Don't worry about your hair going whiter. As you are fair, it's not going to notice as much as it would do if you were dark. Besides, I, and many, many other women find grey or white hair very attractive in a man, and that goes for a beard as well, both having one and getting the odd melanin-free hair in the beard! Using a colourant on your hair is always an option, of course, and if you want to do it regularly, I recommend you seek out a good hairdresser. When I coloured my hair myself, it was full of split ends and needed trimming up far more often than I wanted it cut! ๐Ÿ˜

Thank you so much for remembering me in your prayers. I will include you in mine too, as indeed I do for all the people I know or know through writing to them.

I don't have any tattoos, because I fear I might go off them, but I do like them. ๐Ÿ‘

All the very best!

Sandy XXX

PS I once dreamt I had a beard! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
I thought, "Bang goes my femininity - forever!"
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 25/Sep/19
โญ My Jim always said that the Poles are very fond of the English. Well, yesterday bore that out. I've never had a driver walk me all the way to the correct room! I asked him "I detect a European accent, so would you be kind enough to tell me where you're from?"

When he said that he was Polish, I told him my Mum was German. I knew a Polish lady through her son, who called himself 'Polak'. His real name was Neil. When he wanted to clean his pet's cage, and I think it was a Guinea pig or perhaps a bunny, he'd ring me up so that I could hold the little critter! Then all I had to do was to climb over into the alley adjoining my back garden and I'd be there in 5 minutes flat!

His Mum was about as hospitable as they come. When she passed on, Neil and his sister had to sell the house and divide the proceeds, so he moved away, but I've seen him since.

I met a gorgeous girl called Jan through Neil, who had been eager to introduce her to me because he knew how much I liked, and still do like, big heads of hair. She had long, thick, wavy locks and when I was with Pip, she moved in with her new boyfriend as our lodgers - but not paying ones. I think that would have been an insult! When I came out of hospital in February 1987, suffering from septicaemia for the second time in three months, her boyfriend had scrubbed the flat from top to toe.

The girl, Jan, must have been fond of tall guys. Both were well over 6 foot, by 2 or 3 inches!

And so ends the story....
edwards said on 25/Sep/19
@miss sandy cowell
Iโ€™m so much happy for you sandy.youโ€™re happy and healthy now.youโ€™re always in my daily prayers.hope your allโ€™ checkups are going good.iโ€™think youโ€™re great fan of the โ€œchaseโ€.as for me.i was coloring my hair a bit blonde yesterday.its funny to say but my hair are growing a bit whiter and same goes to my beard but i am naturally blonde,its hard to take care of long hair lol.i also tattooed my chest yesterday.i tattooed jesus christ on my chest and patriotic tattoo on my wrist.hope everything i going well sandy๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘
Nik said on 24/Sep/19
@ Edwards - Cheers!
Nik Ashton said on 24/Sep/19
๐Ÿ“ฑ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 24/Sep/19
@ Sakz - Hello there! I bet you can believe that it was my Dad, too, who triggered my interest in Blackadder! That was when I was staying with him in 2005. He had Blackadders II, III and IV, and I was so fond of this unique brand of humour that I saw it more often than I can count! I had a 6ft4 friend who came round with ALL the Blackadders shortly after I came home on September the First, having been there since there was thick snow on the ground.

That Rowan Atkinson speaks with an immaculate English accent came as no surprise to me - he is a graduate of Oxford University. Many of the other chaps, including Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie, graduated from Cambridge and were members of the infamous 'Footlights Society', which has churned out some of the best comedians, including members of the Monty Python team. It's actually a drama group.

I saw with my friend: Blackadder's Christmas Carol, The Black Adder - the first series which even starred Peter Cook, and Blackadder Back And Forth. Then there was a little extra called The Cavalier Years, in which Stephen Fry plays Charles I, but speaks in the voice of our own Prince Charles, with whom Stephen has nurtured a good friendship with. I'm sure Prince Charles found it very funny!

It's difficult not to notice how well the Blackadder actors have done for themselves. Rowan went on to star in theatric productions and Maigret, the French detective, which requires for him to put on a French accent, Stephen has done QI and plenty more besides, including films, Hugh has been in films galore, made a CD and, most excellent of all, he played Gregory House, the genius Doctor. (Hugh's father WAS a Doctor in real life). Tim McInnerney has made films and appeared in TV dramas and Tony Robinson has made many interesting historical programmes and scientific historical ones too, many of which I own and relish watching. Miranda Richardson has gone on to be a big film star.

I never know what I'm going to write about when I do replies, but one mention of Blackadder and I can get quite carried away....

I wish you a very happy rest-of-the-week!

With all good wishes,

Sandy XXX ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
Nik said on 24/Sep/19
@ Sandy Cowell - This is much appreciated! That's very true, you have your big day to look forward to in just 3 days time! It's such a fun time!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 24/Sep/19
@ Edwards - Today I have had a very productive day. I had to go to hospital for a routine breast screening examination, and I met three particularly lovely people into the bargain. One was the Polish fellow who was the driver who took me and another patient to the hospital and, because I'm having trouble getting about, particularly after my fall Sunday, 15th of this month, he took me all the way to the right room, bless him. Then there was the girl, Lisa, who examined my breasts. She, when I told her that I comment on Celebheights, said "I'm 5ft but pretend I'm 5ft2!" when I asked her! More about that when I write to Rob....

The third memorable person was the driver who took a few people home. He sat me in the front, because 'I had the longest journey home' and I didn't think I'd enjoy it very much, but I did, because we chatted non-stop! He was a born-again Christian, and told me how it had helped him with his depression. The Church he visits sounded really nice, with the sort of music that is uplifting and can be danced to. I went to a Church like that with the couple who lived opposite my Dad when he lived in Northamptonshire.

Well, I'm home now and watching 'The Chase'. I was getting all, bar one, of the questions right, until my brother came in - waffling away as usual!

Have a great day yourself and enjoy the rest of your week!

Sandy XXX ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 24/Sep/19
@ Nik - Yes, congratulations are in order - and I celebrate my 3rd anniversary on Friday, 27th. So you started 5 days before me! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
Nik Ashton said on 24/Sep/19
@ Sakz - This is much appreciated!
edwards said on 24/Sep/19
@sandy cowell
Good to hear sandy,how are you feeling now and howโ€™s your day going๐Ÿ˜‰โ˜บ๏ธ
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 24/Sep/19
@ Nik - I'm superstitious, so I wouldn't like to have done the six hundredth and sixty sixth comment! My Jim told me that Stephen Fry, on 'QI', said the real number is 616, and a misrepresentation of the Bible, in the same way as Christ and the many unfortunates who suffered that fate, were crucified through the wrists and not the hands, which would not have been strong enough to support the weight of a man.

Alas, I missed that 'QI'.

Cheers Nik and your Mum! XXX ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’
Nik Ashton said on 24/Sep/19
@ Rob - ๐Ÿ‘!
Nik Ashton said on 24/Sep/19
@ Canson - This is much appreciated!
edwards said on 24/Sep/19
@Nik
Congrats dude
Canson said on 23/Sep/19
@Nik: congrats!
Bobby 1.78m said on 23/Sep/19
@Chrisrian

How would you find anything nearby for daily living in suburbs? Such as a supermarket for starters and other daily commodities such as a bank, a library, a barber, and maybe even a few fast food places. Maybe I've just got a biased view of suburbs because I practically live in downtown Toronto and everything here is a bus ride away or even a walk away. In fact, my nearest mall and cineplex can be reached in 15-20 minutes by Subway or in 2 hours of walking.
Sakz said on 23/Sep/19
@Nik Congratulations. I don't know why but I got the impression you'd been here longer.
Sakz said on 23/Sep/19
@Sandy Without a doubt. It does depend on how much you're exposed to accents in a certain country but listening to other English speaking accents, they don't seem to have as much diversity and variety as the British. I'm familiar with the Ronnies and their comedic ways. In fact more recently a few years ago, I actually watched Blackadder as my dad was revisiting it (he really enjoys it). I enjoyed watching Rowan Atkinson in there with his posh accent which was weird to see because I got so used to seeing him as Mr Bean muttering away in his comedic manner. I watched some horror films growing up. Scream and It are a couple that immediately spring to mind as they used to really scare me. As time went on, I found myself mainly watching action films with some adventure. At this present time I just stick to tv shows and even those are more limited for me now. Hahaha that is funny. It seems you had an animated childhood. As for soaps, I've watched Neighbours as well as Home and Away but never got into them. Eastenders was the first I got into, followed by Coronation Street, and now a bit more recently Emmerdale (more recent compared to the other two). Watching Eastenders and listening to the Cockney accent did sound rough at first, but the same applied for the harsher Northern accents. It's all about getting used to them which I personally did the more I listened to them. Watching characters master different accents was something I picked up when I was younger, but I've become more knowledgeable about it now. Thanks. I hope you have a great week. Take care!
Nik Ashton said on 23/Sep/19
@ Rob - Many thanks! Oh, I do! Commenting on your site is amazing and I am so pleased to be the provider of the 666th comment on this page! ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™ƒ!
Editor Rob
๐Ÿ‘
Nik said on 22/Sep/19
@ Rob & all users - Today is my third anniversary on celebheights!
Editor Rob
That's a long time, congrats and I hope you still enjoy visiting!
Nik Ashton said on 22/Sep/19
๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ‰!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 22/Sep/19
@ Sakz - I think that, perhaps, the United Kingdom has far more of a variety of accents than any other countries, but that's probably because I notice them, as I live here. What I really like and enjoy is the fun we can have with them. In my lifetime, I started noticing it with 'The Two Ronnies' in the Seventies, and it continued with 'The Fast Show' and 'A Bit of Fry and Laurie', who were real wordsmiths and found comedy in the most amazing and unusual things, like, when spelling a word, bouncing a ball or punching one another as one of the letters - highly original! (It would be Stephen Fry punching Hugh Laurie because his face would be so full of surprise when Stephen had done it, and it was even incorporated into 'Blackadder' later on).

I have always been fond of TV. My Mum said that she only had to put me in front of the TV when I was as young as two and I'd shut up and leave her alone. To get interested in movies, I suppose, was a natural progression, not to mention that the kids in my class at Senior School were Horror Film crazy! Being small and underdeveloped, I was the last to get into an 'X' film (now an 18), and it went all round the upper school, gaining me instant respect. I was 15 years and two or three days old, wore stilt-like heels, stuffed a bra out (which I took off in the toilet because it was uncomfortable), and after a thorough grilling, I got in - with the warning, "Don't let the Manager see you!"

The film was a Ken Russell production about Franz Liszt, called 'Lisztomania', and it starred Roger Daltrey, my heart throb, Rick Wakeman, Paul Nicholas and plenty more. I saw it again the following Friday, and had the same woman taking my money at the entrance. She was more comical this time, saying, "Oh, so you enjoyed it then?"

The cinema, which was called The Astor, in Bromley, Kent, had a reputation amongst the local youths to be the easiest cinema to get into! The Odeon, situated virtually opposite, was harder, and I went through the same rigmarole to see 'Carrie' almost precisely a year later to the day. However, getting into 'X'-rated films was well nigh impossible in London, and I was even kicked out at 25! Henceforth, I always took my passport, but I did sarcastically thank them for booting me out of a film at 25, telling them how old I was and that they'd made my day! ๐Ÿ˜

I used to sit and watch the Soaps with my Mum. She got me into 'Neighbours' and I got her into 'EastEnders', which she didn't like to watch before because, and this one is hard to swallow, she didn't like what she considered bad English! When she realized how good the plotlines were, she watched it with me. We never saw 'Emmerdale' together, and when I see the 'Classic Emmerdale' re-runs, I can see that it wasn't a patch on how it is now.

It was years before I had a clue that actors spoke in different accents in order to take on certain roles. I don't think it was truly of interest to me until I was in my early 40's, but had I looked for that sort of thing, it would have been.

Wishing you a very happy Sunday and a satisfying and prosperous week ahead, Sakz,

All the best!

Sandy XXX ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 22/Sep/19
@ Rob and Edwards - Thanks! I had a great time at my hairdresser's. I had my favourite girl, Olivia, who is the top colourist, so I really trust her with my hair. I came in with my hair in plaits and wearing a hat. When I took it off, she said, "No wonder you've got that hat on!" and it was laughter from there onwards! What with six months of growth to lighten, she fully understood why I wore the hat, but she said I looked cool in plaits and a hat!

It was Olivia, who also goes by the name Liv, who gave me three magazines to read, including the Tatler with Liv Tyler on the front cover. The pictures inside are breathtaking, and helped to make my day a good one!

Olivia and the other lovely girls, the majority of whom I've known for 7 years to this month, reckon I need medical help as a result of my fall. I have a breast screening on Tuesday in a main hospital, and no doubt, they will help me if I still need it.

I hope you are enjoying your weekend - and everybody else as well, of course!

Sandy XXX ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
Editor Rob
Best getting yourself checked out, a good hairdresser can be hard to find.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 21/Sep/19
@Canson
I'm the type to prefer living in suburbs, where it's not too urban or too rural. But sometimes the suburbs are even more expensive than downtown areas.
Nik Ashton said on 21/Sep/19
8โ™พ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™ƒ!
edwards said on 21/Sep/19
@sandy cowell
Ok sandy.feel free to interact with me whenever you want.iโ€™m happy that you are recovering and feeling healthy.you know where iโ€™m at.
Xxx
edwards said on 21/Sep/19
@ christian
Well,Dude i agree with everything you said.texas is marginally cheaper than california on everything from housing to gas.almost everything is reasonable in the lone star state.dude,i think you should add texas on your list if you ever consider leaving cali in the near future.almost everything is reasonable here and one wont regret.here is everything in reasonable price.i still regret leaving tx.but i am sure iโ€™ll return to texas permanently after year or two.
As for nebraska,its not much good idea to move,i mean the state is safer and has better education and healthcare overall but isnt on average person list.i live near or lets say exactly near golf course and it isnโ€™t expensive as someone expects.if i have lived near or in golfcourse in cali ,florida or anyother state,it would blow my mind away.the reason i wanted to leave omaha,neb is i am a diehard harley enthusiast.i have join several biker clubs in texas,i love our(american) biker culture.in texas,its funny to say and hear but i was more on road than i was on my home.in neb,not much biker culture and no place for vacation.i was always fan ofmovie like โ€˜easy riderโ€™ and son of anarchy.neb,its boring for me,no biker culture and even a person who dresses like me is rare.old guy with long hair and bandanna ,body covered full of tattoos.lol I usually wear half leather jacked with jeans and boots.i feel like i am only single person in my area who looks like that lol.in texas,i feel like i am at home rather than where i am now.el paso was my common spot for me to hangout.omaha dosent have taste that i want.
Yes dude,i think you should add texas to your list if youever think of leaving cali in near future.everything is lot cheaper than cali and even the west coast.
Canson said on 21/Sep/19
@Christian: it may prove difficult to transition to a โ€œless urbanโ€ or populous area when youโ€™ve lived in a big city or near it for so long. May be a culture shock at first. I noticed that when I moved away for a short period of time. My wife has also lived in VA for years but she lived in other metro areas such as NY. Sheโ€™s not a native like I am. She moved here later in life. If I had to move elsewhere it may be somewhere in the South or even southwest but another larger locale like Miami or a big City in Texas like Houston. Always an issue with starting over and finding another job thatโ€™s equivalent too
Canson said on 21/Sep/19
@Christian: itโ€™s expensive on the East coast in many areas
Sakz said on 21/Sep/19
@Sandy I'm glad it made you feel that way. I admire people who are open minded and abstract. I didn't grow up watching many films and still don't but I did watching tv shows and soap operas, so I agree it's quite impressive how certain actors and actresses can master different accents to portray their characters. There were times where I genuinely thought someone was born with an accent only to find out they're putting it on. I am familiar with some of the examples you gave. Their accents just come off so natural and are really well perfected. I know you watch Emmerdale and there's even characters in there who put on a Yorkshire accent since a lot of them are actually from Manchester or the Midlands. I find it quite intriguing how diverse the British accents sound depending on which region you are from. It's like some of them are from different countries because the pronunciations and dialect are completely different. Take care Sandy.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 21/Sep/19
@ Edwards - Thank you for that! I'm off to the hairdresser and will feel better afterwards!

Have a great weekend one and all! XXX ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘

I'm in the cab! I'll write later!
Editor Rob
I hope you start to feel better after your fall.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 20/Sep/19
@Edwards
I've never been to Nebraska, but I've been to Texas plenty of times. I will say that Texas is a lot cheaper than Cali on pretty much everything. I have some extended family members who live in Texas.
Nik Ashton said on 20/Sep/19
๐Ÿฅฉ๐Ÿฉ!
Canson said on 20/Sep/19
@Sandy: you said it well! Your Dad but you still deal with the pain as a child. Fortunately I still have mine too and healthy. But anytime something happens it makes you worry
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 20/Sep/19
Hey Bobby! My phone literally ran out of 'space' and I couldn't say goodbye properly!

Wishing you a great weekend!

All the Best!

Sandy XXX ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 20/Sep/19
@ Bobby - I think you had plenty to say, indeed I do! My memories date back to when I was younger than three, and vividly from three years onwards. I would wreck my brain as how I came into being and I enjoyed the solitude of my own company. When I was having my immunisations from various childhood diseases, a great many kids would be screaming their heads off and I'd be thinking, "Shut up! You're making it worse for all the kids who are pulling themselves together!"

I had just turned 4 and remember the little blue dress that I was wearing that day, with two pockets in the skirt of the dress and an arrangement of lace and buttons as decorations on the front and the pockets. Yes, that day I snuffled a few extra sweets into those convenient pockets because, I thought, that I bloody well deserved them! All the kids would get a sweetie afterwards as a 'reward', and yes, it was something to look forward to because we only ever had sweets on Sundays - very German, and very war deprivation-like!

My Mum was 38 when she had me, my brother being two years my senior, and that was considered late in that day and age. She fell pregnant the very first time she was intimate with my Dad, and her mother was horrified and shunned her. The baby, Georgie, died at just 8 weeks of age. They said it was pneumonia, but I think it might have been a cot death. They weren't exactly well versed in that sort of thing in 1948. That same year, my Mum left with my Dad for England, where they had no choice but to stay with my Dad's Mum. My Mum experienced prejudice from numerous people, even though she'd refused to join the Hitler Youth at 16 and was beaten up by a cowardly older boy and had her nose broken. A man, you could say a gentleman, oversaw the incident and turned on the young bully and beat the hell out of him. The youth broke her nose with her own school hat, which she loved. Then, of course, she stood up to that SS Officer, but she could hardly display any medals of gallantry and at that time the Germans were loathed, as they were for many years to come. Even my brother and I were met with narrow-mindedness by some at school, definitely through their parents. Some daft kids said that I didn't have a Dad, and that will hardly have been dreamt up by him and his younger brother, who then rabbited off to their friends.

My Mum's Dad died when she was only 4, and she remembered that just before he died, he held his arms out and spoke to his dead Mum, (in a different language) who was there to guide him on. He was a Viennese diamond merchant and had enough money to, and I quote, 'buy all the houses in Hamburg.' Consequently, his young wife, my grandmother, never had to work, and my Mum remembered servants from when she was tiny. All that had to go after he died. I think he was 48 to my grandmother's 28/29, and they met when she was about 22 and married. She had three children in three years and was told by the doctor after my Mum, the youngest, was born, "If you don't leave that woman alone, next time they'll be one big coffin and a tiny one for the infant." So he must have done because no more kids were conceived.

He had had a previous marriage and my two Uncles, Felix and Booby, were my Mum's half-brothers. I didn't find that out until I was grown up.

Both my Mum and Dad worked their way to what they achieved. My Mum could put her language skills to good use and my Dad worked his way up. I wouldn't say that they were well-off, just hard workers. My Mum skimped and scraped to send me to the same school as my brother, whose education was funded by my Dad. I recall my Mum darning her tights and 'looking after the pennies because then the pounds will look after themselves.' Our Dad's fortnightly visit was always something to look forward to. If I'd seen a toy I wanted, he would buy it for me, and occasionally I got into trouble because I should have taken the money and put it towards household expenses. At 11, when we were on holiday, I bought myself a 40p 'Magic Roundabout' character. My Mum hit the roof and threw it across the holiday caravan. I was crying my eyes out and apologizing. This had a deep effect on me, and is probably why I am still partial to toys now.

When I was 31 and a week, my boyfriend died. I took to the comfort of toys to help myself cope. I fully understand that it's a form of escapism, but I am not hurting anyone! I have all sorts of dolls, including historical ones, and then I like big (and small) fluffy cats. My favourite bears are of the tiny variety. Ha ha! What a contrast to the things I like to read about and the DVDs I watch! I have an impressive collection of historical DVDs, my favourites of which are those by Tony Robinson. Oh, he is deadly serious about his stuff, but every so often, his comical side comes to the fore! I thoroughly recommend him; he's so entertaining.

I find music a great inspiration and mood enhancer. At school, I didn't dig the same music as the other kids. It was too sugary and repetitive! I was into proper rock just before I turned 15. I borrowed loads of records from the library and the ones I liked the most would go on my Christmas and Birthday lists.

That's it for now, Bobby! I, too, at your age liked to associate with older people because they have so much more of life's experiences. I met a fellow who travelled on his Astral planes, only to find out that my Dad did the very same thing!

Cheers Bobby!

X
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 20/Sep/19
@Bobby
Most of the major tech companies are concentrated in the Bay Area, so LA isn't as bad. That's one of the reasons why I decided to move to LA. But it's still expensive when compared to the entirety of the country.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 19/Sep/19
@ Canson - Hello there! It's my Dad whose been through it during the past year, but it's always hard for the kids to look on feeling helpless. At the beginning of last year, I had my full hip replacement, and it took ages before I saw any light at the end of the tunnel. There's so much you have to do afterwards, like sleeping on your back, which I don't find very comfortable! Then you have to wear some perishing tight socks for 12 weeks to prevent the possibility of thrombosis, but despite complying with that and doing my exercises, though only if I had the chance to be on my own, I am still experiencing bad pain in my legs.

On Sunday night, I decided to go to bed early at 10.30 - very early for me! - as I had been in pain with my legs much of the day. I carried in a load of the usual rubbish I tend to take in with me, so I wasn't able to steady myself with my 'grabber', which is more suitable for someone my height than a standard walking stick! Consequently, I fell over, hitting my chest on the hard wooden part of an armchair. My heart was pumping so fast that I thought I was going to have a heart attack and I screamed as loudly as I did when Peelio and then Manelia the Second got run over. My brother came rushing downstairs because he thought that another cat had been killed on the road and found me slumped on the floor holding my chest. I was so breathless that I could barely speak, and he wanted to call an ambulance, but I said "No way! Not after the last time!" The Police came the last time and the younger one was rude and patronising to my brother.

Instead I texted my boyfriend, who had to have medical training as a Sergeant in the Army. He, too, thought I should call an ambulance, stating that I could have cracked or broken ribs or displaced my diaphragm. I've experienced broken ribs before, and, hell, that was painful! No, I didn't have those, but the diaphragm business is a definite possibility. I'm having to lie on my back again, and I can't even turn round to my 'good side' without getting breathless, and when I get out of bed, it takes about an hour before I can breathe and talk properly. Yet if I went to the hospital, they'd hardly be able to cut me open and fiddle around with my diaphragm, would they? Ha ha ha to that one! No, time will make me strong again. Last night I could open a can of vegetables, which wouldn't have been possible on Monday or Tuesday, but I still find hiccuping extremely painful and getting up is awful.

I'm still on painkillers, which is just as well because the over-the-counter stuff would not kill this pain! I know I am getting better though, and I fully admit that I find prayer a great comfort. I suppose pain is something you have to get used to as you grow older. For me, it's started a little earlier than for many, but I have lots of interests - and DVDs! - to take my mind off it! I have a couple of online friends who are fellow doll collectors like me. They are older than me, I'd say in their sixties, and one had a hip replacement herself at an earlier than usual age, due to over-exercising. I used to walk at least 8 miles a day, and often nearer 20, on very little food, in order to keep my weight down. Doing things like this eats away at the body's goodness. I was a steady 88/90 pounds, and all muscle and many took me for less than 70 pounds; I had a 21" waist for years. I think it's as well to be as open as possible about the consequences of such a lifestyle, because it WILL result in discomfort in later life, and faster height-loss. Before my hip replacement, I was in excruciating pain and now I still have pain, but it's mellowed in the hip area and now it's my legs and back.

I still count calories, but I also count my grams of protein because I want to hang onto as much muscle as I can. I hope my tale can discourage others from over-enthusiastic diet and exercise regimens because that they'll take their toll is an inevitability.

Look after yourself Canson and everybody else, please take heed of the importance of looking after yourself when you're young. It's never too late though, but prevention is infinitely better than cure!

Cheers Canson!

All the best to you!

Sandy XXX ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 19/Sep/19
@ Sakz - Thank you so very much for saying that. I found it very moving and a lovely way to wake up after my nap.

Do you know what really fascinates me? It's an actor's ability to be able to convincingly effect all manner of accents for different TV and film roles. The obvious one that springs to mind is Hugh Laurie, who speaks in a German accent in the final episode (called 'Chains') of 'Blackadder II', and spoke in an American one throughout the making of 'House'; David Thewlis, who does accents from all over the UK, including a posh one for 'London Boulevard', which was extra funny because his lifestyle was that of a hooligan! I very much recommended this film, if you haven't already seen it. Then we have Sean Harris, who can do so many accents that I'm waiting with bated breath to see him interviewed so that I can find out what he really sounds like! Then Liv Tyler, who had to speak in an English accent for her parts in 'The Lord of the Rings' and 'Onegin', (her Dad Steve even asked her if it was really her speaking and she said, "Of course! I'm an actress!"), and so the list goes on....

They have voice coaches for the purpose, and that even happens in the Army, so that they can blend in without looking suss, one particular case in point was the trouble in Northern Ireland, for which the English Army had to be drafted in.

Yes, I really do find accents an interesting subject because, like height and general appearance, it is deeply ingrained into our psyches to sum people up when we first meet them, whether we want to or not!

Cheers Sakz! XXX ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
edwards said on 19/Sep/19
@miss sandy cowell

Hi there sandy!i its edwards,yes youโ€™re in my prayers too.i wish we could take some of your problems.yes,its life and we would have our up and downs but no need to worry sandy๐Ÿ˜Š even after the darkest night,sun will still rise.we are always with you.be free to share with us if you dont mind
Sakz said on 19/Sep/19
@Sandy But I mean you don't have a preference? Like northern, southern etc. I understand where you're coming from though. If everyone thought like that the world would be a better place. Hope you're keeping well!
Canson said on 19/Sep/19
@Sandy: youโ€™ve definitely been through a lot in the past year. Youโ€™re certainly in my prayers. Sometimes it gets rough but always keep your head up. And I appreciate your thoughts and support!
Bobby 5ft 10in (178cm) said on 18/Sep/19
@Christian

California has a lot of those tech companies set up apparently, which raises the standard of living for everybody. This has the unseen economical turnout of drastically increasing the taxes and prices of everything.
edwards said on 18/Sep/19
@christian
Yes i agree with you dude,its hard to leave a place especially if you were born there but you also have to economically sound to leave in cali especially bay area and la county area.it is always a good idea to live where everything is economically reasonable.same goes to me,i always wanted to leave the state where iโ€™m living.omaha,neb which is one of the most boring state iโ€™ve even lived here in the states.actually ,i am a native texan,i was born and raised in austin texas but my father moved to omaha since he thought the city of omaha,neb is safe and has better and cheaper health care overall.but it is the most boring place iโ€™ve ever known.i โ€˜ve always tell my wife to live this state and move another but she isnโ€™t ready to move since a lot of my families are here.even my native home town austin tx was quite good overall than where i am living now.there is pretty much nothing to do here honestly.if i really want vacation ,i have to move to other states and here is nothing to do.but all of my sonโ€™s are bored to live here and all of them wanted to move to other state,one of them to cali and other to texas again lol .i missed everything of texas,those road steak house and barbecue to crusing over desert on my old harley lol.i guess iโ€™ll return to texas permanently if everything sets right.i would also love to move to cali but everything is damn expensive not only counting housing.its always a home for me in the lone star state.
Bobby 5ft 10in (178cm) said on 18/Sep/19
@Sandy Cowell

Hmm, you must have come from an affluent family if you were able to afford private schooling as private schools themselves don't actually rely on taxation to stay functional, much like a university. But no, I don't suppose that it'd be very easy to concentrate in a classroom that smells, but surely someone must have opened a few windows to let the stench out? I don't recall getting up to any mischief in my earliest schooling, at least in the classroom, but certainly, outside of it, I was a bit of a troublemaker as any young boy. As for winning prizes, I've never possessed the will or the ambition to care much for material gratification of my accomplishments and have always been satisfied with modest success. Of course, most importantly, it's more about your success than what you earn for it. I remember entering a costume party at a summer camp dressed as Superman, I was, I believe, 10 years old. Well, when I didn't get 1st or 2nd or any place at all, I was most upset with the whole arrangement. Everyone else looked to have silly costumes, either dressed as animals or robots. I was a superhero. Surely I deserved more recognition for that? How could anyone turn down Superman? Those were at the foremost of my mind and I believe I threw quite a tantrum about the whole affair. I've always been a bit of a sore loser, not that I care to be the best, but I at least hope to win at something, even if it's a minor victory.

From what I understand, the discipline has given way to laziness and simply letting others do as they please, because we do live, after all, in a free world. I can't say I agree with the lax in parenting and schooling. Being sent to detention when I was younger didn't make me feel bad for my transgressions, after all, it just made me bitter that I was caught. Dismissing someone for their wrongdoing by locking them up doesn't teach them anything, it just teaches them that if they are caught in the act, they will be detained. So, I do think a bit of corporal discipline is in order, to keep kids in line. I am not speaking of outright physical abuse, but a little smack on the bottom never hurt anybody.

Yes, even the rise of YouTube Stardom has become a trend. I think it's a copout personally, and can't be that difficult over actually educating yourself and finding work someplace in an organization or company. Still, people always seek a short cut to success and I can't blame them. It's about working smarter, not harder. Still, I'm not willing to step on toes to get to the top if it means everyone else stays at the bottom. Success should be an equal opportunity for all.

I take great pride in being a 21st-century intellectual, there's a good reason why the proverb speaks of knowledge's power. As the great Sokrates once said, "The unexamined life is not worth living." Many pay a big price for their ignorance. It's always nice to chat with someone older than myself who still has the curiosity of a child. That's how people should be like deep down, like children. Children are insatiabily curious and want to learn new things.

Until next time Sandy :)
Bobby 5ft 10in (178cm) said on 18/Sep/19
@Sandy Cowell

Your mom was a spunky woman. I doubt few people in her position would have had the spine to belittle Himmler in the manner that she did and not get killed for it on the spot. I suppose the SS officer was a decent person deep down inside and probably didn't fully subscribe to Hitler's proverbs about genocide. It's a testament to his inner goodness that he didn't send her to a concentration camp, where she surely wouldn't have survived the experience but rather made her work extensively.

The world must have been a scary place during times of war and I don't just mean the events revolving around the Holocaust but even centuries before in the past. Your ideals alone could sentence you to death.

I suppose in times of adversity strength of will matters over the strength of the body. Whether this will comes from a higher Being or your own will to survive, I truly can't say. But I would not be so remiss as to conclude that human beings are weak without direction and guidance, I don't think that's fair to say.

Still, your mom's story is one of many hundreds, but it's always interesting to read every survivor account of what happened and what their experiences were, it gives a certain intimacy to the situation. I wonder if perhaps I could find some survivor accounts of the sinking of the RMS Titanic.

I didn't have nearly as much to say this time, but I'll pick it back up with my next response.

Bye for now Sandy :)
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 17/Sep/19
@Edwards
I'm thinking of moving to another state soon or later. I like Cali overall, especially since I was born and raised here, but nearly everything is more expensive, not just the cost of living.
Nik said on 17/Sep/19
๐ŸŽฉ
๐Ÿ˜ฌ!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 17/Sep/19
@ Canson - Don't mention it, but thank you very much anyway! ๐Ÿ˜˜
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 17/Sep/19
@ Christian - A Standard American Accent is all it takes, Christian! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Oooooh!
Nik Ashton said on 17/Sep/19
๐Ÿ–!
๐ŸŽฉ!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 17/Sep/19
@ Bobby - I agree that the education in my day was completely different. I went to a private school, where the classes were small. The best teachers were the older ones. Two of the younger ones had 'personal problems', if you get my meaning, and I know you do, and it's not the easiest of tasks to concentrate in lessons when the classroom stinks of BO and even on a couple of occasions, excrement! The worst offender was our science teacher, but I liked science, and had to do all my learning at home. I messed about in the lessons to make others laugh, but generally, I still did well in my exams, especially if the subject centred round biology. I even won a prize for my work, jointly with another girl, Janice. I spent my entire free time during the Summer holidays working away at my project on The Human Body, and did all the illustrations in black and white. Janice and I won a cheapo 60p paperback, but it was the honour of winning that meant the most.

Then, of course, corporal punishment was still very much in practice, but to a far lesser degree in a private school. Still, teachers lost their tempers for the most trivial of reasons. I remember a boy getting hit hard on the head with a hefty book (he was tiny), and the teachers would directly hit us for not paying attention. One boy hit the teacher back once! Ha ha! He stood up to do it and was taller than the BO-ridden maths teacher! He was little short of a man when I think about it, and was the only kid who managed to waffle his way into the cinema to see 'The Exorcist' - and the theatres were VERY strict about that film. The boy was a year older than the rest of us, because if your work wasn't up to standard, you had to stay on for an extra year - how embarrassing!

The corporal punishment that went on in other schools was ten times as bad, and in my Mum's day, kids were lashed until they bled. The total abolishment of corporal punishment has turned the kids of today into rather spoilt brats, and though I do disagree with it, I don't think that kids should be mollycoddled the way they are. Statistically, knife crime among youngsters has gone through the roof, and school kids are doing drug runs to earn what they consider 'easy money'.

There is a new trend among youngsters today to become famous and make a mint out of doing as little as possible, be it via the internet or TV reality shows. It is considered quaint to speak badly - madness really! I have heard kids come out with things like, "Why should I work at school? I'm gonna go on the 'X' Factor and become a superstar! Work and knowledge is nuffink!"

I'm glad you're not like that, Bobby! You're right in saying, "Who's going to run the country one day....?" With attitudes as lax as some, it is a genuine worry.

As always, it's been a pleasure chatting with you!

Have a great week,

Sandy XXX ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 17/Sep/19
@ Sakz - Trivial being the operative word! No one has any control over his or her height, but heightism has existed since man became civilised.

As for having a favourite English accent, I can honestly say that is a hard one to pin down. I don't like bad grammar and double negatives really get my goat, but as long as a person can express him/herself properly and as articulately as possible, the World should be able to respond and the person get on well. All too often, the way a person speaks is down to education or lack thereof, so to judge a person on that sort of thing is WRONG. It is akin, really, to judging people on their height.

So long as someone's heart is in the right place, that is what makes for a good human being!

Cheers Sakz and have a nice day!

Sandy XXX ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
Nik Ashton said on 16/Sep/19
๐ŸฅŸโœ‚๏ธ!
Canson said on 16/Sep/19
@Christian: DCA is in Virginia too but it borders the City
edwards said on 16/Sep/19
@cmillz
Good question,yes the cost of living in california is damn high.the bay area is untouchable and same goes to la.i lived in california for two years in ventura and it was damn expensive.i was hypnotized by californian sun shine and palm trees but most wouldnt afford to live in california.even the ghettoโ€™s of compton,south central,east la and pasadena is high asf.tbh gentrification has been destroying la .i can see increasing latinos and hispanics people in la.african americanโ€™s are moving towards valley and inland empire.yes california is quite expensive and maybe most expensive state in the states.

@christian

Dude,iโ€™ve heard That
Sakz said on 16/Sep/19
@Sandy Exactly some of the things said are quite shocking especially over something so trivial. On the topic of accents which region of the British accent is your favourite?
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 16/Sep/19
@Cmillzz
You're right, it is expensive compared to most states. Fortunately, I live in a suburb and not the downtown area, otherwise it would be even more expensive.

@Canson
Now that you've mentioned DCA, I think I've been there once if I'm not mistaken, but it was a long time ago.

@Sandy
Lol, I don't know if I'd call it sexy, but thank you! I don't have a particular distinct accent though, just a general standard American accent. I think it's called Midwestern, even though I'm not from the Midwest.
cmillz said on 14/Sep/19
@Christian
Cost of living must be pretty high in California? Even here in Illinois, itโ€™s not exactly cheap. The property taxes are ridiculous.
Nik Ashton said on 14/Sep/19
๐ŸŽ‚โœ‚๏ธ!
Canson said on 14/Sep/19
@Sandy: Thanks!
Canson said on 14/Sep/19
@Christian: you said Redondo Beach, right? Iโ€™ve heard of that area before.
Canson said on 14/Sep/19
@Christian: Dulles Airport isnโ€™t far from where I live probably 15 miles. Thatโ€™s my preference for flying whereas my wife prefers DCA when sheโ€™s by herself at least. Washington, DC the city itself is maybe 10 miles from me. Iโ€™ve been to California many times. I was in San Diego a few months back and was in LA in 2018
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 14/Sep/19
@ Christian - Well, it's transfixed in my mind now, and I bet you have a sexy American accent to boot!

Enjoy your weekend, Christian!

๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘ XXX
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 14/Sep/19
@ Sakz - I agree there should be a clamp down on comments that hurt people's feelings. Some commenters should think before they write.

Have a great weekend, Sakz! XXX ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
Bobby 5ft 10in (178cm) said on 14/Sep/19
@Sandy Cowell

I often do my best thinking when I am completely isolated, so I agree that it's best to pen a response when no one else is around to disturb your thoughts.

I think schooling was more challenging in your heyday than it is in mine, which would present a certainty as to why individuals who graduated merely at the high school level were able to ascertain well-paying work - the education system ensured they learned everything important to succeed beyond school. Nowadays, it is bequeathed onto the privatized institutions, postsecondary schools, to teach young people the necessary skills to enter a career suitable to their knowledge. Nowadays it's all about specialization and prerequisites, and with so much pressure placed on the younger generation with little to no assistance from the previous one, I wonder just how any world government expects us to succeed them.

I do suppose any number of factors could contribute to a reawakening of one's pursuit for knowledge, all that really matters is that the thirst for it is not dead. My interest in reading was recently sparked again after a prolonged hiatus lasting a decade. My interest in history isn't that great and there are few things I have bothered to memorize or take further interest in. As far as history goes, I'd rather see it play out than read about it. It's much easier to memorize something when it's interesting after all. Although I've got a friend who has nearly single-handedly become a google of history, so it's always teasing his brain just to see what he says. I'm much more versed in political science, however...

A historian who utilizes comedy in his discussions? I've recently come across a multitude of YouTube projects that propose similar ventures. Making fun little animated shorts while discussing historical and scientific topics. Sadly, I think this also creates low attention span in others, myself included, and so no one will bother to spend an hour or more listening to something purely serious unless it happens to be a subject they are very interested in. Of course, beheadings were very common, popularized by the French, of course. The English preferred hangings. The Chinese were much more sadistic in their executions. The Greeks were more merciful and employed poison for a painless and quick death (Poor Sokrates) which they gathered from hemlock, ironically, this herb was also used for its medicinal properties to soothe pain.

I experimented with praying earlier on, a couple of years ago, but loathe as I am to say it, I feel very silly doing it. Out loud or not. What signal or guarantee do I have that anything I say is actually being transmitted to some primordial Being? I've never considered myself one to have blind faith, but I think that's just my problem. I'm not cut out to be a religious man. I have too many questions and doubts. But kudos to your mom for bringing religion into your life, I nevertheless think it's a good discipline to be taught for it instills morals.

I'll talk to you later, Sandy.

Here's to friendship! :)
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 14/Sep/19
@ Bobby - My Mum didn't exactly get away with what she said to the SS Officer. She refused to go to shooting practice and when asked why, she said, "I am a woman and as such, I will give life one day and not take it away." (She was 22).

He replied, "But what if you met with the enemy? He'd shoot you!"

My Mum said, "Only if I had a gun!"

Then she looked at a picture of Himmler on the wall and said, "He has the hands of a murderer!"

"Be quiet! He's your boss! You realize that I have to punish you now, don't you?"

She would normally have gone straight into a concentration camp for saying that, but instead, he made her work day and night with virtually no sleep. It was, of course, their method of driving people to the brink of a breakdown. The only thing that saved her was that she was wounded when the SS Office was bombed. She'd told her Mum that something was going to happen to her weeks leading up to the bombing. On that morning she said, "It's today!"

Her Mum said, "Don't go to work then!"

My Mum said it won't make any difference. She had also stood up for her faith to the officer and she believed that this saved her by giving her the premonition. For some instinctive reason, she ran upstairs and had she not done so, she wouldn't have survived. Instead, she was wounded in the back, the leg and the head. She lay in a pool of blood for hours because there were people dying downstairs - and dead.

The war-torn hospitals were no picnic and it was the devotion of her best friend, who was there every day cleaning her wounds, that really saved her. I met my Mum's friend when I was a child and I played with her daughter.

Oh, dear! I'm not on my own now so I have to draw this to a close. I'd say that the moral of this true story is that if you speak your mind for the right reasons, God will protect you. If my Mum hadn't been wounded, she swears she'd have been worked so severely that she'd have cracked and you know what these evil German dictators did to the mentally ill? Yes, straight into a concentration camp.

I could listen to my Mum's tales from the War over and over again. My Dad tells me what it was like in England. He, being six years my Mum's junior, was evacuated. He stayed with a religious man with one of his brothers and can recite all the books of the old testament. I can't! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Watching your parents growing older and ailing is very upsetting, I know. To the eyes of the paparazzi, they take a sick delight in mocking any sign of ageing and illness, but, in the same way that our parents love us unconditionally, we love them that way too, and want them with us forever, which simply isn't how it works. I feel so lucky that my Mum brought me up with faith, and I believe I will see her again.

Have a lovely weekend, Bobby!

All the very best to you,

Sandy XXX ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 14/Sep/19
@ Canson - There are so many British accents up and down the country! Some I like and some I find mighty irritating. Now American accents - I have a fondness for them all!
Nik Ashton said on 14/Sep/19
๐Ÿ‘‡
๐Ÿ˜‚!
Sakz said on 13/Sep/19
@Sandy 100%. I think there's way too much leniency shown.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 13/Sep/19
@ Bobby - The entire composition of your last communication to me was little short of riveting. I must answer to the best of my ability right now because I am alone in the house and it's unlikely that the situation will stay that way for long!

When I first finished my education, I felt a sigh of relief because my exams were over. That was really ironic because I actually enjoyed my final year's exams. Not only did we have our 'O' Levels, we also sat LCC and RSA exams. The LCCs stand for London Chamber of Commerce and specialized in the arts as did the RSAs, and they stood for Royal Society of Arts. Stage III English was equivalent to an English 'A' Level, and I was the only one in my class who was put forward to take it because, at 15, I passed with a distinction and the only other two to pass with distinctions were 18. Stage I English was all about grammar, and I enjoyed it so much that I could liken it, perhaps, to doing a newspaper puzzle! I sat that at 14 and passed with distinction. It was such fun, but because my essay consisted of three times as many words as they stipulated, I thought I might be disqualified!

For many years after I'd finished my exams, I had nightmares, and did my utmost to fill my days with interests which weren't exactly academic, but it was pointed out to me that my taste in music was bordering on the classical by someone 9 years my senior. I had relationships with people who needed my help, and if they weren't intellectual, I'd soon get bored. My lust for knowledge started again when I was in my late twenties. Reading fictitious books gave way to reading factual ones. When I was with Pip, the one who died at just turned 39, we only had one TV in the house, and his taste in films and programmes clashed with mine, so I'd go off and read history. Was I surprised when I found out that he actually harboured an interest in that himself, so consequently I was able to talk to him about it. He thought it rather amusing that I had a good recollection for dates! I replied, "There are plenty of dates I DON'T know!"

Yes, Blackadder actor Tony Robinson has taught me a wealth of knowledge, and what I find so addictive about him is how funny his approach to his discussions are. I have written a great many Comments on his page and I even added to my total yesterday. He explored the Da Vinci Code, and very interesting he was too. He does stand-up comedy as well, and his views on crime and punishment is excellent. When people used to be hanged, almost immediately afterwards, they would make plaster casts of their heads, called 'Death Heads'. Of course, as all the blood would rush into their heads, they looked extremely ghoulish! There is so much history included in these programmes, including the beheading of Stuart King, Charles I, to show that no one is above the Law. Another historian I am fond of is David Starkey, but his approach is humourless.

Yes, I am definitely of the opinion that if a person feels genuine remorse after committing a sin, God forgives him. He is omnipresent and knows what we think. I never pray out loud except in Church, but I know God hears me. My Mum taught me that at 7. I am no longer alone in the house, so I will finish this later....

All the very best to you Bobby!

Here's to friendship!

Sandy XXX ๐Ÿฅ‚
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 13/Sep/19
Thanks once again Canson. It's been mainly my Dad who's been ill this past year. While he was in America for Christmas and New Year, where two of my three half-brothers live, he came over all dizzy and my middle half-brother, Alex, took him to hospital where he had a pacemaker fitted. My brother Alex is a very capable lad and did, in fact, save his life. Then when I was staying with Dad in March/early April, he had a nasty fall and needed a partial hip replacement and other treatment too. My brilliant sister-in-law has been paramount to his recovery, and I am very grateful to her. She had a baby boy, her first, in January, so she is taking time off work to bring him up. He's a lovely little fellow!

Cheers Canson! XXX ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
Canson said on 12/Sep/19
@Sandy: lol I love a British accent! yep both of us are. Just from opposite ends of the US
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 12/Sep/19
@Sandy
Yes, I've stated it several times.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 12/Sep/19
@ Sakz - Well said! Repeat offenders should receive a warning and then if they continue with the effrontery, they should be booted out. ๐Ÿ‘
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 12/Sep/19
@Canson
The only times I've been to Virginia is when I land in Dulles Airport for layovers, but other than that, I've never stepped outside of the airport. Have you ever been to California?
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 12/Sep/19
@ Canson - Being English, I love American accents! Is Christian American too?
Nik said on 11/Sep/19
@ Sandy Cowell - You are very welcome to a cut of cake! A modest cut will go down a treat, I only hope that the scissors that made the cut were clean! They certainly won't be after cutting the cake, they will be all caked up! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚! โœ‚๏ธ๐Ÿฐ! ๐Ÿ”ช๐Ÿฐ!
Canson said on 11/Sep/19
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 10/Sep/19
@Canson
Were you raised in Virginia, or do you just live there? I was born and raised in the Bay Area, even though I currently live in the LA region.

I was born and raised in Virginia. still reside thr. Where I live is considered the DC region
Sakz said on 11/Sep/19
I think it makes sense to keep the general heights page because it's where people can just have a general discussion about height without talking about a particular celebrity. Anyone who does get involved in arguments on that page regularly shouldn't be allowed to comment there imo.
Christian 6'5 3/8 said on 11/Sep/19
@Cmillzz
I've seen just as many fights in the General and Rob Paul pages than I did in the Visitors's page. But maybe there were more fights in the Visitors' page in 2015 and before. (I started to comment in 2016 so maybe I didn't see everything)
Editor Rob
Well, there have always been arguments, at times they become too heated and need to be cooled a bit. Those who were around the early years when Glenn was patrolling up and down threads looking for anybody daring to call him less than 5ft 8 might remember some of those 'discussions'! ๐Ÿคฌ ๐Ÿ˜ฑ ๐Ÿฅต
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 11/Sep/19
@ Canson - What a lovely part of the World! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŒŽ

@ Nik - I'd like a CUT of cake, please! I only ever eat the topping of pizzas, so I should have room for a modest slither of cake! ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿฅž๐Ÿ˜‹
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 10/Sep/19
@Canson
Were you raised in Virginia, or do you just live there? I was born and raised in the Bay Area, even though I currently live in the LA region.
Canson said on 10/Sep/19
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 9/Sep/19
@ Canson - Where are you from, Canson, please?

@Sandy: Iโ€™m from Virginia.
cmillz said on 10/Sep/19
Getting rid of the visitorsโ€™ page was a good idea. Definitely seemed more controversial than the General and Rob Paul pages. Though at times, I feel as though the General Height page should be deleted as well.
Editor Rob
I feel there's a need for a couple of pages so that the celebrity ones don't become dumping grounds for random questions/comments.

That happens as it is, because I do sometimes move the comment to one of those pages if it's left on a random celebrity one.
Nik Ashton said on 9/Sep/19
@ Sandy Cowell - Thatโ€™s great, enjoy! I just hope the scissors are clean but never the mind because I will run โ€˜em under the tap!

๐Ÿ•โœ‚๏ธ! ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ”ช! ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿด!

Here, have a slice of cake too!

๐Ÿฐโœ‚๏ธ!
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 9/Sep/19
@Rob
Usually the rule is that it takes at least 7 celebs to create a category, but in the Impressionists category, they're only 5, lol. Click Here
Canson said on 9/Sep/19
@Sandy: Thanks! I appreciate that and same to you! I know that you have been through a lot in the last year with family being ill and this being another blow makes it much harder. Youโ€™re in my thoughts for sure! And I appreciate the kind words! I feel the same way about you!
Nik Ashton said on 9/Sep/19
๐Ÿฐโœ‚๏ธ!
Bobby 1.78m said on 9/Sep/19
@Sandy Cowell

I might consider looking into Tony Robinson as you have mentioned him before in the past. If he can be impartial about these matters and not religious then his claims will have more credence. Crimes and Punishment was written by Fydor Dostoevsky, he was the man who first coined the term, existentalist/existentialism. He self-defines himself as the first existentialist as well, but such a conception is not unique and new to him. Crimes and Punishment is one of those fictional murder stories where a boy murders his own neighbour and spends the rest of the boom stewing in his own remorse and is eventually driven to turn himself into the authorities. It's a bit like an Edgar Allen Poe narrative as it deals with morally heavy themes. I think the moral or central question was this: does a guilty mind alone enable someone to seek penance for their wrongdoing, if and only if, they are the sole proprietors of their remorse? In other words, if you murder someone and are not legally brought to justice, will any guilt from the action drive you to seek penance from the law or perhaps from God?

Jehovah's Witnesses are otherwise pleasant enough people but they tend to step on and make others feel as though their lives are meaningless because the end is coming or some such hogwash. I didn't appreciate hearing that and still don't. I'm still getting my life together and you're telling me it doesn't matter? Anyone is going to feel sour hearing that. Some actors or performers tend to be known for portraying certain sorts of characters. I can't remember one such actor off the top of my head, but he's well known for playing intelligent characters. But I appreciate people who love knowledge and try to acquire more of it throughout their life. Learning doesn't stop once you leave the classroom or school, but sadly many people deem themselves omniscient once they graduate and think they don't need to learn anything else. That's not wisdom. It's ignorance.

The funny thing about that is she accusingly concluded I was going to say she was brainwashed because she's probably heard it all before but I took the high road and instead pointed out the moral controversies of her beliefs. But yes, suffice to say, she was brainwashed, but I don't blame her, like anyone else, that's all she's never known in her life. So she can't regret it. But still, it's not a culture or heritage, it's sacrilege. That's like me rejecting my own heritage in the pursuit of a foreign idea. No, that's wrong. I have no right to do that.

Yes, they have this idea that everyone else is wrong but them, even if that's not what they say to you, their frequent frolicking in the streets and expecting others to buy into what they believe without any examination of the presented information. An idea, a belief, can only be true if it's universally accepted by all. If there is even a seed of doubt in something, then its validity will suffer. Is it true anymore? What if it's false? People don't think like that anymore.

But your mom had a lot of guts standing up to that SS officer. That reminds me of Ingloriois Bastards with an SS officer taking interest in a French Jew and even though she rejected and disrespected him because he liked her, he let those things slide. I don't think I could have done the same thing. I'm not an outspoken rebel. I rebel silently and create strategies to deal with the problem. I just watch and wait. Fortunately, the SS officer actually liked your mother or it could have turned badly for her.

That's a terrible shame. I know many people hate hospitals because of how sterile and metallic everything feels. It's not very homely or domestic at all. Hopefully you are able to pull through with whatever is afflicting you at the moment. I know my own parents are starting to see problems because they're getting on in years and it's hard to watch. It breaks my heart.

You're welcome and thank you for being my friend and entertaining my thoughts โ˜บ๏ธ
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 9/Sep/19
@ Canson - Where are you from, Canson, please?
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 8/Sep/19
Hey Rob! Have you heard of The Stranglers? I am listening to them right now! They were a new wave band from the 70's and they were....eh?... very expressive!
Editor Rob
Only a couple of their well-known songs, I haven't listened to any albums.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 8/Sep/19
I'd like a cut of pizza please, Nik!
๐Ÿ•โœ‚๏ธ
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 8/Sep/19
@ Canson - It is people like you that make life worthwhile. Thank you for thinking of me. I am listening to 'No Quarter', by Led Zeppelin. I saw them do this when I was 18. They were so brilliant! So are you! XXX ๐Ÿ˜

My flaming long hippie hair is getting in my way as I write ziss! ๐Ÿ’‡โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‰



'All Of my Love' from me to you! (Another track). ๐Ÿ˜
Andrea said on 8/Sep/19
"Editor Rob
Yeah those pages can create animosity, but User Heights I think upset a few folk to the point that if they see you in person, they would walk the other way ๐Ÿ˜ฒ"
Any resemblance to persons or events is purely coincidence, right, Rob? ๐Ÿ˜Š
Editor Rob
Arguing about celebrity height is understandable.

Arguing about random strangers on the Internet is a whole other level of strangeness ๐Ÿ™ƒ

There is still some of that going on the General Height page though!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 8/Sep/19
@ Canson - Thank you very much! ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ‘
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 7/Sep/19
@ Bobby - I think it is worth suggesting that, if you see anything about the end of the world, you see it from the scientific point of view, as presented by one Tony Robinson. I have been hooked on his stuff, from Crime and Punishment through history to, perhaps his greatest attribute, his Catastrophe DVD. He really gets the brain cells working. Tony is an actor, and starred in the historic comedy 'Blackadder', which was historically based, comical - and right up my street! It took ages, Bobby, before I found a copy, but find one I did.

I would say that Tony is an historian, with an interest in every department, dating back to our archeological findings to medieval history. I reckon he poo-poos the rantings of the Jehovah's witnesses. His DVD's are scientifically based and, when you see the part he plays in 'Blackadder', you see that he portrays exactly the opposite to what he actually is - an utter genius.

Your young friend was brainwashed before she had a chance to express herself as a human being. Also, she hurt you. I don't think that the intention of these witnesses is to hurt people, but they do it anyway. They hurt and damaged my vulnerable brother and only the other day, they had the audacity to knock on my door.

They sent the nicer of the bunch, the girls, because they want ME now. Goodness knows why, because I have fervent beliefs. I was lucky enough to have been brought up with the beliefs I have now, the ones that I grew up with, taught to me by my Mum, who stood up to an SS chief. Hell knows what would have happened to her had he - the SS officer - not had feelings for her, but his feelings were untoward, and perhaps that is what saved her. She could have gone into a concentration camp for what she said to this SS officer.

I ended up in hospital last week. I didn't think I would be able to write about it, but things just got too much. I am crying as I write this. Shucks! I need something interesting to take my mind far, far away, maybe to the medieval ages or perhaps I will watch something scientific. Either way, I know it's going to be Tony Robinson.

Thank you for being my friend.

Sandy XXXX ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
Christian 6'5 3/8 said on 7/Sep/19
@Rob
But the same thing can be said for the General and Rob Paul pages. Those two pages are just as controversial as the Visitors' page.
Editor Rob
Yeah those pages can create animosity, but User Heights I think upset a few folk to the point that if they see you in person, they would walk the other way ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

My page is a necessity and does allow some questions that I can try to answer outwith other pages.

I don't of course include myself in the top 50, even though I'm always there technically ๐Ÿ˜Ž
Canson said on 7/Sep/19
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 5/Sep/19
@ Bobby - I'll be writing very soon. ๐Ÿ˜

@ Canson - Great to have you back! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thanks Sandy! And I hope youโ€™re doing well! Are you out of the hospital? Prayers to a speedy recovery
Nik Ashton said on 7/Sep/19
๐Ÿ•โœ‚๏ธ!
Christian 6'5 3/8 said on 6/Sep/19
@Rob
Whatever happened to the Visitors' Category? (the one where heights of visitors were listed, including guys like Bobby and Greg) Why delete it?
Editor Rob
I felt it was a page that created controversies, and got away from the main focus of celebrity height.
Nik Ashton said on 5/Sep/19
๐Ÿ‘ƒ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿง‚๐Ÿ˜‹!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 5/Sep/19
@ Bobby - I'll be writing very soon. ๐Ÿ˜

@ Canson - Great to have you back! ๐Ÿ˜‰
Nik Ashton said on 5/Sep/19
๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ!
Christian 6'5 3/8 said on 5/Sep/19
@Rob
But you've had separate categories for almost every profession, including acting, modeling, sports and wrestling. I think a female Youtuber category wouldn't hurt.
Editor Rob
It's worth considering the more females are added.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 4/Sep/19
๐Ÿ˜„ Correction Time! ๐Ÿ˜„

In my comment to Christian, I should have written 'THAT'S me that is!'
Christian 6'5 3/8 said on 4/Sep/19
@Rob
Will there ever be a seperate category for female Youtubers? I think you have more than 7 female Youtubers now.
Editor Rob
I'm not sure on whether splitting them up is worth doing. I know I did it for tennis/models.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 3/Sep/19
@ Christian - Common as muck - that me that is! ๐Ÿ˜„
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 3/Sep/19
@ Christian - Yes - I noticed when I looking for Sandra Bernhard that there isn't a category for that name!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 2/Sep/19
@ Bobby - I have just been admitted to hospital. I'll be with you soon.
Editor Rob
I wish you well.
Nik Ashton said on 2/Sep/19
๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ!
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 2/Sep/19
@Sandy
I'm surprised that there are only 2 Sandy's on CH, despite Sandy being a common female name. I've seen and met more people named Sandy than Christian, yet there's a category here for Christian, lol.
Nik Ashton said on 2/Sep/19
๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™ƒ!
Bobby 5'10 (178cm) said on 1/Sep/19
@Sandy Cowell

Continued: So, needless to say, I am glad I am no longer friends with her. She was nothing but a toxic person from day one who spent much too long in getting back to me.

It seems like the Witnesses your brother had the misfortunate nature of dealing with were most unkind to him. The ones I parleyed with were not so vile to me.

I haven't seen the film Stigmata, no. I tend to stay clear of movies with religious messages attached to them, religion has done nothing but incite conflict after all. Even the purist of its forms still incited conflict, of a nature. I just cannot abide by the corruption and soulness cruelty that so-called Men of God display to others around them. I think a person doesn't need to be religious to still be good, but at leas this movie highlights this premise nicely. Still, I am more likely to believe an advanced race of intelligent beings created humankind than a single entity, but either you slice it, it's the paradox itself. Who or what created this entity that we call God? You'll find no such musings amongst Jehovah's Witnesses. Ideology frightens them.

Until next time Sandy :)
Bobby 5'10 (178cm) said on 1/Sep/19
@Sandy Cowell

While the idea of the world coming to an end is not something I will entirely dismiss, in the odd chance it ever does happen, I still find the scenario about as likely as immortality. That is to say, a fantastical premise, but a premise all the same and so I am not one to entertain such hogwash when all it will do is cause me to regret the life I have lived so far and make my future stutter. So, these Jehovah's Witnesses coming around and stating that Salvation is nigh and Armageddon is upon us, is not helping us. It's not a rational position to be taking when most of the world has moved on from their superstituous postulations. I suppose that the idea itself tends to lend a frightening notion of what might befall the world, but that is what dystopian fiction is for. It's not a certainty or a fact, it's a warning of what might and could happen if humanity doesn't wisen up and fix its problems. Whatever those problems may be. I myself enjoy dystopian fiction because I have surmised that we live in one now, but a passive dystopia, not an active one. There is a reason that most will state that we live in times of relative peace because peace is not something that everyone enjoys throughout the world. Even those of us who claim to know it ourselves are still victims of a potential dystopian world that could soon befall us all, a transition that would go from dormant to wakefulness or passive to active.

The few times I had gone to Church was spent in vain as I had little appreciation or interest in the subject matter of religion itself and almost zero comprehension of the Medieval dialectic Greek language. Of course this was years ago and were you to ask me if I had gleaned any further insight I would have told you, "Barely at all. I perhaps understand five words or less." I do think it's nice that you were able to take your mind off such gloomy prospects by adopting some kittens and my philosophy has always been that if one wanted to prepare for parenthood then they must first examine whether they are able to take care of an animal, another life, before having a child of their own. Simply observe how others treat animals and you will be able to determine how that one could potentially treat another human being. It's this certainty that enabels psychologists to diagnose potential serial killers.

Well, certainly, to an overactive imagination of a child, reading such a mature book at a young age is surely to ignite some very serious if not fictitious examples of a world which could spontaneously ruin itself by any means of a nuclear holocaust. Planet of the Apes, The Time Mahcine, are a good example of a future civilization that has been reduced to a former primitive state even less so. With the retroactively present hallmarks of a previous life of scientific wonders and human achievement. Of course, given that The Time Machine, one of the first produced film adaptations of the book of the same name by H.G Wells, was made in early 1960 when the threat of atomic war was real, then this idea of a nuclear holocaust causing the downfall of society was a very real prospect.

I think it's perhaps worse than that. Rather than choose to live out her own life in a way she saw fit, she instead chose to heed the teachings of her parents. Now of course, if you were to ask her, she'd be entirely sure of her choices and said she had the freedom to make her own decisions but closer insepction would reveal a subconscious reluctance of ostracism. Would you risk certain estrangement if it meant living a life you desire? Very few would. Is it cowardice preventing such sacrifice or a reluctant decision made to avoid just such a terrible outcome? Of knowing her for a good 7 years, I can attest to you, that her congregation of "true" Christians is not all full of devout and overzealous worshippers of God but rather contains an assortment of youngsters who prefer to spend their own time purusing activities which they enjoy. Yet, because they have this status distinguishing themselves from a secular person, they are automatically better suited for companionship. I have pointed out this utter contradiction to her in the past to no avail. She simply will not budge on the matter, but yet seems to believe I pose a threat to her beliefs by somehow befriending her in all these years. So, suffice to say, I do not have any good feelings towards her anymore because she has renounced my friendship for primitive and childish reasons. She is a judgemental person who seems to believe everyone should be as devout as her and yet she has very little companionship herself and is not often invited to outings, I wonder why. Is it perhaps she's a killjoy? Enough about her, else I'll fill a tome of my innermost musings.

From what I have gathered, secular pursuits lead to dangerous thinking but most, if not all, of the world's leading inventions and enlightenment of thought were made by philosophers and scientists. Jehovah's Witnesses themselves enjoy commodoties to further their own agendas, commodoties invented by secularists. I fear they have just stunted their own potentials, and while many of them are quite kind-hearted, I cannot entertain the possibility of being one of them. Still, it's a valid thought, for your brother to have. I myself became overly concerned with my own morality and my performance at the academic level suffered, although my estranged "friend" persisted that it was my fault.
Nik Ashton said on 1/Sep/19
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Miss Sandy Cowell said on 31/Aug/19
@ Rob and Christian - That's good to know! Hunting time, take one....๐Ÿ˜‰
Christian 6'5 3/8 said on 30/Aug/19
@Rob
So is 7 the general rule?
Editor Rob
That's what I put in the code to check for...when it hits that level a name category gets created. It was 6 at one point, but I changed it to 7.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 30/Aug/19
๐Ÿ™ƒ Correction Time! ๐Ÿ™‚

Two silly mistakes in my comment to Bobby.

1) I wrote prey โŽ instead of pray โ˜‘๏ธ.

2) I wrote 'on to front cover' instead of 'on THE front cover'.

That's it for now! ๐Ÿ˜
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 30/Aug/19
@ Christian 6ft5 and three eighths - Yes, I have noticed that quite a few names don't yet have a category; I came across one only the other day, and I was quite surprised as I thought it was common enough to warrant its own page. If only I could recall which name it was.... ๐Ÿค”?

Typical! Have a great weekend Christian! xxx ๐Ÿ˜‰
Editor Rob
When there are 7 names or so, a category will be created for the name.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 30/Aug/19
@ Bobby - Throughout my adult life, I too have been dreading the World coming to an end, and the year 2012 was no exception. So what did my boyfriend buy me for Christmas 2011? He bought me the John Cusack film '2012', which we watched on Christmas afternoon and evening, it being very long and exhausting. This did nothing to appease me, as you can well imagine, but we had already lived through the dreaded day, 21st December, 2012, but still I didn't feel much better.

Exactly seven months earlier to the day, the threat of the end of the World was getting very much on top of me. I went to the Church to prey quietly outside on the bench and emerged with the idea that I should buy myself another little life to concentrate on something more positive and life-affirming. I ended up buying three kittens because I just couldn't split them up, two tortoiseshell girls, Melazier and Ferralique, and a boy whose name changed to Little Banana because he's indistinguishable from his big brother, whose name was shortened to Banana. They came to join their two brothers and niece and nephew, so it became the biggest number of cats from one family that we've ever had living together at one time.

Part of the reason I feel this fear was impregnated into my mind is because at the ages of 8 and 9, I would read chunks from my brother's pessimistic but mind-enhancing book known as 'The Doomsday Book'. It had a picture of a nuclear holocaust on to front cover, a rocket and a baby, if I remember rightly. It talked about the various predictions through the centuries, and how lousy it will be for any random survivors of such an event. Having just watched American Horror Story's 'Apocalypse', an incredible quantity of predictions from that 1960's book have been there for us to watch onscreen. The first jolt back to this book was the cube-eating at mealtimes, containing everything one needs to keep healthy. Then, of course, the accommodation that can be accessed by only an elite few, which had - and has - long been prepared. What AHS incorporates with its storyline is the Biblical Revelations. It contains quite some sinister humour, so I've been laughing too much to have nightmares, but of anything I have ever seen about this bleak subject matter entertainment-wise, this has been the most watchable for me, combining what I've read with the Biblical predictions.
Foot note: It even talked about ovens which would be able to cook in a fraction of the time of conventionals!

I prefer to watch these films than to heed the ravings of Jehovah's witnesses. I feel what they did purloining your young friend's chance to better her education is an outrage. Last night I watched with my brother a TV programme about a big strong boxer, to whom his strength meant everything. He had two car accidents in his life, one when he was a small boy and the second which was to end his career. Depression, overeating and being financially abused by an obsessive fan turned carer followed and the 'carer' got so carried away with spending his money that he murdered him. Yet, he'd pretended to be his friend! I said to my brother that if I had an accident that rendered me completely in the hands of others, I would probably thrive better than many because of my keen interest in learning. The Jehovah's witnesses limited your friend's enthusiasm for studying anything but the Bible, and though it is interesting and inspirational - and historical - it should be down to the individual as to when he or she is ready to do the studying. What's wrong with geographical and historical studies, for instance, or a trip to an old castle where you can find all of them? Their mind-control makes me quite sick. I saw what it did to my brother. He ended up less religious than he was to start with, questioning, and I quote, "What's God ever done for me?"

He was never like that before. He was subjected to criticism of the vilest nature, and all the time, I was upstairs unable to walk, so I couldn't clear up the way he'd been used to.

Have you seen the film 'Stigmata', Bobby? Gabriel Byrne plays a scientist turned priest whose mission is to go out and see whether so called miracles are real or not. Then he is given the task of seeing a young girl stricken with the stigmata, and the ironic thing is, she starts off as an atheist, BUT SHE IS STILL A GOOD PERSON! One thing I think you'll like from that film is Byrne's account of what turned him from a man of science into a believer. He said that he looked at the World around him and thought that it couldn't just have come into being. Somebody, some entity must have breathed life into it. That's how he started his route to working for the Church in Rome. Yet he finds so much corruptness among these people, who are willing to kill the girl because her stigmata, her new gift, has given her the ability to speak through a recently deceased priest, who was working on the transcription, with two other good, honest men of the cloth, to transcribe the only bit of Gospel written by the Living Jesus, which nullified the necessity that you HAVE to go to Church in order to worship. I thoroughly recommend the film to you Bobby!

I haven't by any means finished. I will continue later after a third read of your compositions. (I'd hardly call them comments!)

I want to tell you about my little school and how miraculous and therapeutic I find certain types of music.

I'll be back later!

Sandy xxx ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 30/Aug/19
@ Bobby - It's a nice, quiet time of day, so I just read your compositions knowing that there'd be little risk of being disturbed.

I have a long and searching phone call at 10 this morning from people I am hoping can help me. When that is through, I will reply to your very interesting compositions. Cheers Bobby and see you later, as it were!
Christian 6'5 3/8 said on 29/Aug/19
@Rob
Have you ever considered about creating categories for movies, or at least movie series? I know you already made categories for Marvel and DC, but they're more like franchises.
Editor Rob
There are only a few single movies, but some of the franchise series I may add some more for.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 29/Aug/19
@Sandy
There certainly wouldn't be any more, than if there was a category here for every first name. If you notice, there isn't a category for every first name, except for common English names like John, James, Peter etc.
Nik Ashton said on 29/Aug/19
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Bobby 5'10 (178cm) said on 28/Aug/19
@Sandy Cowell

I forgot to end the message properly, aside from making some spelling errors.

I hope that what I had to write interests you and I look forward to your next correspondance :)
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 27/Aug/19
@ Christian - True, but imagine how many categories there would be if each and every surname had a category?
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Bobby 5'10 (178cm) said on 27/Aug/19
@Sandy Cowell

Continued: Funny thing about that too, around 10 years ago or more, I received a PM message, back when YouTube was still using that sort of thing, by a friend I just made. She was adament about the world coming to an end in 2012 after reading about the Mayan Calendar. I had to reassure her that no such thing could possibly, but I was always open to the possibility of ghosts, demons, and any kind of supernatural presence that has been thought up by man. Thing is, real or not, people love the fantastical and will create vivid fantasies to this effect. I was no less a stranger to this sterotype at the age of 14. The only thing with Sokrates is that we would surely disagree on the matter of piety, he believes the gods or in this case, God is pious. I believe otherwise, which I've already explained before. Things are only pious because it pleases them, not because they actually are. For example, is it pious to systematically wipe out any nonbeliever who isn't a Jehovah's Witness? No, that's genocide.

I think given the ideal circumstances, a person will develop morals irrespective of their financial situation. Or even if they are religious or not. Believe it or not, morality and religion were a very close knit relationiship. When Darwin posed natural selection and evolution, this idea of morality was washed away since people were and I quote, "no better than cockroaches". I'm still an advocate that the universe and everything in it was designed and created, I mean, take a look around you, does complexity invent itself?
Bobby 5'10 (178cm) said on 27/Aug/19
@Sandy Cowell

Subjects were a lot more versatile back then I suppose. I also reckon that teachers would have been teaching more than one subject at a time due to reasons that there were simply not enough teachers in the school system. Still, it's very interesting that you managed to pick up this kind of terminology at the grade school level. Nowadays, you don't see that kind of thing anymore. You'd have to go to university to even become familiar with half of the things I now know. Still, some would argue, such as a Jehovah's Witness, that university isn't necessary to learn things but they often bring up more practical pursuits like learning to garden or change a flat tire. I'm talking about hardcore knowledge like ideology and theology, engineering and whatnot. I hate this premise that self-education qualifies you to be a professional, it doesn't. You wouldn't trust a self-taught surgeon, would you? I surely wouldn't.

Yeah, Jehovah's Witnesses are pretty self-righteous people even if they claim all of that sort of judgement is coming from God, not from them. I'm all on board for living a morally virtuous lifestyle but not for the reasons of living to see Salvation, but because it's the right thing to do and that's the only reaosn why. Here I'm quoting one of Batman's lessons to his violent and bloodthirsty son, Damien al Ghul, I won't get too much into that but suffice to say, a lot of my morality actually comes from fictional characters. Now whether that's considered a safe habit or not, I really can't say, but fictional or not, these ideologies came from real people. From my experiences though, they're more or less pleasant enough people to be around, but only because they're hoping to bend you to their cause and organization. Honestly, it's more like a cult than a legit religious organization. For example, living to worship God or not, who and what authorizes you to go around knocking on people's doors and disturbing the peace of their household? And what right do you have to preemptively condemn people for not worshipping God as you claim yourselves to do so? I am referring to Jehovah's Witnesses here as a whole. I'm certain for all the cats you've got, that you're not a filthy or a degenerate person by any stretch of the imagination. Animals and even humans, will create a mess from time to time, animals even more so, but that's just the magnitude of life. Things do not persist, they decay and with time, they wilt away. Something clean doesn't stay clean forever, even with maintanence invovled, eventually it'll become dirty no matter what.

Another matter I'd like to discuss here with you, and which still relates to Jehovah's Witnesses, is my own mental state at the time I first became invovled with their beliefs. I wasn't a terrible person to begin with even as an Atheist, sure I sweared on occasion, but I didn't do the sorts of things that the Bible outlined as gravely sinful practices. I'm talking about the abuse of drugs, adultery, theft, inflicting major bodily harm on someone and so on and so forth. I was more or less, a good person with a flawed personality, just like everybody else. Now, when I first met this Jehovah's Witness, well, she had a few hazy ideas about the secular world and seemed to think anyone who wasn't a Jehovah's Witness was contaminated in some way or other. In fact, despite what she may say, I think she still does. Her ideas about pursuing postsecondary education were a major influence on me as well. I was so worried that I was somehow disappointing God that my cognitive performance at the college level took a hit and I was beginning to doubt my importance in the world. Well, it took a number of years to bypass that self-doubt and to realize that I have control over what I do and what I don't do. It's a deterministic universe after all and thus every human being has free will. Why should I have been any different?

Did you know she was offered scholarships and turned them all down just to pioneer? Now, let me explain what means, pioneer, in their terminology refers to someone who devotes extra time as a devotee to God. Not only did she throw away a good opportunity to educate herself further at the secular level but she did so for a very primitive reason. I'm not denying that religion can be a good thing if balanced in the right manner, but to sacrifice everything in the name of it, that's lunacy! So, at only a year older than myself, all she's done up until now has been wasting away at pointless jobs doing simplistic things. What's ironic is that she now regrets not purusing postsecondary education when she had the chance.

I could fill an entire tome with my thoughts about how dangerous thinking it is to confine one's self to religious pursuit at the sacrifice of all else, but that's for another time.

You hit the nail on the coffin with the brainwashing part. Many of them are born into it and not really given a choice to pursue anything else and if they do, they are ostracized, even from their own family. I don't care what the reason is, family is family. If you can't accept your own flesh and blood, your ilk, for choosing to do what makes them happy, within good reason, then what kind of person are you? Not a good one. Also, within their religion, the marriage rate is very high and they oftne marry very young. Why? Simple answer. They can't keep it in their pants, to put it mildly.

To be continued:
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 26/Aug/19
@Sandy
It's the opposite actually. The rarer the surname is, the more lucrative it is to refer to a celeb by their surname. The only exception is maybe when the surname is too long or too hard to pronounce correctly.
Public Enemy said on 26/Aug/19
Editor Rob: Would you consider developing a celebrity lifestyle portal as a means of generating more advertising and commission revenues?
Editor Rob
Ad rates are below average in a niche like celebrity height because the scope is more limited and the type of visitor is more passive/entertainment minded when visiting rather than in a buying frame of mind.

I have an interest in numbers and stats, so this site has been a good fit.

I'm not sure about lifestyle of celebs - I feel it's best sticking to topics you enjoy or have interest in, else you'll find after a while it will become a big struggle to continue.

That's not to say there is another area I might add to the site ;)
Christian 6'5 3/8 said on 25/Aug/19
@Rob
Are there any celebs here whom you downgraded by 1.25" or more? I've only seen 1" downgrades at the very most.
Editor Rob
I'm sure there have been many adjustments over the years. Especially in the first couple of years, it was about getting pages up because it was far easier to rank on search engines with limited 'knowledge boxes/panels' like these engines have over last 10 years.

Sometimes there may be occasional mistakes like typing a 4 instead of 5 for the inches part, but I think they are rare.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 25/Aug/19
@ Christian - Some surnames are so rare though, in the celeb world especially, that it's probably more lucrative to use first names. An interesting factor might be that you, or originally your parents of course, select your own first names and they are famous for having meanings, i.e. Leonard means 'lion strong', Peter means 'a rock' and Paul means 'small'. Do people 'measure up' to their name's meanings? That would be rather fascinating, wouldn't it?

PS:

I wouldn't half find it funny to have a page filled with Trumps! ๐Ÿ˜ท

Cheers Christian! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
Nik Ashton said on 25/Aug/19
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Miss Sandy Cowell said on 25/Aug/19
@ Bobby - I came across the term 'tabula rasa' via my geography and later English school teacher, believe it or not! This teacher would digress from 'the subject' frequently, but nobody minded. We learnt far more from his diversions than if he'd stuck purely to geography, for example. He was, I'd say, the most popular teacher of them all and only about 5ft5 or 6, but simply commanded respect - and he got it. He raised his voice so rarely that if he did let go, one of us had to have been incredibly disrespectful.

Not long ago, I discussed with MJKoP my brother's experience with Jehovah's Witnesses. I was confined to my bedroom at that time (pre my hip operation) and my overly talkative brother is the type of person who, if someone knocks at the door and starts talking, he will join in. When I heard about how dictatorial they were, I couldn't believe my ears. They criticised his appearance and moaned about getting cat hairs on their clothes from our chairs. Did they expect my brother to roll out the red carpet every time they burst in? It would appear so, as their chief 'witness' said to my brother, "Would you have shown Jesus into an unhoovered room like this and answered the door in grubby clothes?"

Huh! Likening themselves to Jesus Christ was outrageous and even sinful. They'd turn up unannounced and it turned my brother into a nervous wreck. One of our cats, Manelia the Second, was run over as a direct result of one of their visits and then I had to say something. Yet they are so forward that just recently, they've knocked at the door and tried rabbiting to me! I said to them, "I have all the faith I need, thank you very much, and I don't wish to be brainwashed by the likes of you! Now please go away." I wouldn't put it past them to have the audacity to turn up again! Next time, if indeed such a time arises, I won't be so polite and I will bring up the distasteful matter of them having compared themselves to Jesus Christ. And to think - they are supposed to be worshippers of one God! I think they are obsessed with their own egos and are anything but humble and meek, so I can't see THEM inheriting the Earth, can you? They talked obsessively about the end of the World. This, to vulnerable people, could prove nightmarish and dangerous. I fully admit to being one such person, having suffered from frightening dreams for years as a consequence of seeing the movie 'The Day After'. I think I was 22 at the time.

I never knew that only the Israelites held the belief that life is finite. I do believe that you'd get on very well with Socrates, I honestly do! You are broadening my mind and I am well over twice your age!

I can imagine that there have been bad as well as good parents as far back as the human race dates. Some people are just not cut out for parenthood, but alas, this doesn't stop them from fulfilling certain urges. Bringing up a child with a good set of values doesn't depend solely on a sound financial background; it takes an abundance of time but most of all, it takes love.

So until the next time Bobby....

I've enjoyed writing to you, and always do!

Sandy XXX ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
Nik Ashton said on 24/Aug/19
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Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 23/Aug/19
@Sandy
I think Rob should've went with surnames instead of first names for categories, because surnames are often the "main" name of a person, especially when it comes to entertainment, sports, politics etc. It's the same reason why Donald Trump is called "President Trump" and not "President Donald" or PM Boris Johnson's called "Prime Minister Johnson", not "Prime Minister Boris".
Nik Ashton said on 23/Aug/19
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