An Introduction

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Yes - I fly to the beat of a different drummer. Wanna make summat of it? smiley -


Where does one start? I'm a citizen of the Galaxy ~ possibly even human (I'll let you know when I find out), nominally female, hmm. . .old enough to know better, young enough not to want to. smiley - blackcatExotic-looking woman playing dulcimer, portrayed in a kind of dream sequence
Boys singing Latin phrasesA hula girl playing the ukulele
Some day I may get round to writing something worthwhile here - but it won't be soon ~ I think my brain has atrophied smiley - erm

{In fact, I think I need a full frontal lobotomy ~ but I'd rather have a full bottle in front of me}A smiley going through several mood changesFootprints and a sign

Ooh, look at the new toy that nice young Jim Lynn has made smiley - biggrin

You can click here to see your Conversations.

On the other hand (or paw/fin/tentacle) please don't press this button:

Blessed be.

Pentagram in a circle, two candles
"I will write 'peace' on your wings and you will fly all over the world" ~ Sadako Sasaki


Sadako's Story

Sadako Sasaki was two years old when Hiroshima was bombed on August 6th, 1945.
At first it appeared the radiation had not affected her. Until she was twelve, she grew strong and healthy. She was the fastest runner on her school relay team.
One day, at school, Sadako felt dizzy and sick, and though this continued in the weeks to come she kept it secret until the day she finally collapsed, while running.
She had "the atom bomb disease" - leukaemia.

While she was in hospital her best friend told her about the old Japanese legend that if she folded a thousand paper cranes, the gods might grant her wish to be well again.
Sadako began folding.
She was only able to fold 644 cranes before she died, on October 25th 1955.

Sadako's courage and faith had a profound effect on her classmates.
They completed her thousand cranes and raised money from school children all over Japan to build a statue to honor Sadako and all the children affected by the bomb.

In 1958 a statue of Sadako standing on top of a granite pedestal holding a golden crane in her outstretched arms was erected in Hiroshima's Peace Park. The plaque affixed to its base reads:

This is our cry.
This is our prayer.
Peace in the world.

Sadako said of her cranes:

"I will write Peace on your wings and you will fly all over the world."

Every year, children fold cranes and send them to Hiroshima to be placed around the statue.
The paper crane has become an international symbol of peace.

How quickly we forget smiley - cry

Perhaps we should send a thousand paper cranes to Camp David, or Whitehall.

You can find instructions for folding a paper crane in most origami guides, or at the sadako web site.

Ottox has just been over and told me there is an excellent and informative Guide Entry about Sadako and the Peace Crane. It's over hereA man carrying a child wrapped in a blanketTwo men in protective clothing overshadowed by a nuclear sign














Twenty-five things you probably don't need to know.

smiley - zoomsmiley - 1. If you're too open-minded, your brains will fall out.
smiley - 2. Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.
smiley - 3. Going to church doesn't make you a Christian, any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.
smiley - 4. Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.
smiley - 5. If you must choose between two evils pick the one you've never tried before.
smiley - 6. My idea of housework is to sweep the room with a glance.
smiley - 7. Not one shred of evidence supports the notion that life is serious.
smiley - 8. It is easier to get forgiveness than permission.
smiley - 9. For every action, there is an equal and opposite government programme.
10. If you look like your passport picture you probably need the trip.
11. Bills travel through the mail at twice the speed of cheques.
12. A conscience is what hurts when all your other parts feel so good.
13. Eat well, stay fit, die anyway.
14. Men are from earth. Women are from earth. Deal with it.
15. No man has ever been shot while doing the dishes.
16. A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand.
17. Middle age is when broadness of the mind and narrowness of the waist change places.
18. Opportunities always look bigger going than coming.
19. Junk is something you've kept for years and throw away three weeks before you need it.
20. There is always one more imbecile than you counted on.
21. Experience is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognise a mistake when you make it again.
22. By the time you can make ends meet they move the ends.
23. Two wrongs never make a right but three lefts often do.
24. There are 10 kinds of people in the world: those who understand the binary system and those who don't.
25. Life is like a box of chocolates: full of nuts.



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Who am I?


I'M ABOUT 8 INCHES LONG.

MY FUNCTIONING IS ENJOYED BY MEMBERS OF BOTH SEXES.

I'M USUALLY FOUND HUNG, DANGLING LOOSELY, READY FOR INSTANT ACTION.

I BOAST A CLUMP OF LITTLE HAIRY THINGS AT ONE END AND SMALL HOLE AT THE OTHER.

IN USE I'M INSERTED, ALMOST ALWAYS WILLINGLY, SOMETIMES SLOWLY, SOMETIMES QUICKLY, INTO A WARM, FLESHY, MOIST OPENING.

THERE I'M THRUST IN AND DRAWN OUT AGAIN AND AGAIN MANY TIMES IN SUCCESSION, OFTEN QUICKLY AND ACCOMPANIED BY SQUIRMING BODILY MOVEMENTS.

ANYONE LISTENING IN WILL MOST SURELY RECOGNISE THE RHYTHMIC, PULSING SOUND, RESULTING FROM THE WELL LUBRICATED MOVEMENTS.

WHEN FINALLY WITHDRAWN I LEAVE BEHIND A JUICY, FROTHY, STICKY WHITE SUBSTANCE, SOME OF WHICH WILL NEED CLEANING FROM THE OUTER SURFACES OF THE OPENING AND SOME FROM MY LONG GLISTENING SHAFT.

AFTER EVERYTHING IS DONE AND THE FLOWING AND CLEANSING LIQUIDS HAVE CEASED EMANATING, I RETURN TO MY FREELY HANGING STATE OF REST, READY FOR YET ANOTHER BIT OF ACTION.

HOPEFULLY, I WILL REACH MY BRISTLING CLIMAX TWICE OR THREE TIMES A DAY,BUT OFTEN IT IS MUCH LESS.

WHO AM I ????





AS YOU MAY HAVE ALREADY GUESSED, THE ANSWER TO THE RIDDLE IS NONE OTHER THAN YOUR VERY OWN...









TOOTHBRUSH !!!

What were you thinking? You PERVERT!


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An update: The humanity question has recently been settled - I'm one of the asparagus people. smiley - nahnah

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