AT LAST OUR FRONT DOOR IS FIXED! (Let's see how long it lasts this time.)
GOOD SLEEP is with me at last. My rhythms and patterns finally have consolidated into something resembling "normal". I can go to bed at 2am and sleep through till 8 or 9. Which is amazing for me. Hidden under my blankets, undisturbed. Blissful calm. Fantastic! Absolutely amazing.
Have a click on my today's links: the birds blog "I Need Orange" is really good. As were yesterday's ugly faces. And this, I Googled for Sickgirl, who has been off work with a horrifically bad arm. It's a dictation package for people who cannot (or just don't want to) type. Get well soon, Sickgirl.
Found this at mgnet's blog:
A woman was leaving a convenience store with her morning coffee when she noticed a most unusual funeral procession approaching the nearby cemetery. A long black hearse was followed by a second long black hearse about 50 feet behind the first one. Behind the second hearse was a solitary woman walking a pitbull on a leash. Behind her, a short distance back, were about 200 women walking single file.
The woman couldn't stand her curiosity. She respectfully approached the woman walking the dog and said, "I am so sorry for your loss, and I know now is a bad time to disturb you, but I've never seen a funeral like this.
Whose funeral is it?"
"What happened to him?"
The woman replied, "My dog attacked and savaged him to death."
She inquired further, "Well, who is in the second hearse?"
The woman answered, "My mother-in-law. She was trying to help my husband when the dog turned and tore her to shreds."
A poignant and thoughtful moment of silence passed between the two women.
"Can I borrow the dog?"
"Get in line."
Click here (INeedOrange) for some fantastic bird photos!
Does anyone know, or know where I can find out, the average purity levels of British "street" heroin? It's not like I've not looked at least five times on Google and others and come only to the hackneyed old 1980s/early 90s figure of 40% diamorphine which I find somehow hard to credit. Another figure I came across more recently said 35% which still sounds too high. My own calculations - using the relative strength of 30mg diamorphine ampules (knew someone who'd managed to keep a 1970s heroin script until about three years ago when he finally pushed the clinic far enough to cut him off ...) and how much methadone can hold you relative to how much "gear" you're used to taking daily. These came out at 20-25% pure. Which I find much easier to believe. Bearing in mind that a gram can be purchased for £30-£40. The purity must surely be pretty low. And the strengh versus effect of all opiates (once you get any kind of tolerance and habituation) is pretty much relative. Meaning if you take 1g a day your body will "need" that 1g a day. If you take half that, that again is your habit. But half a gram or a gram, to the addict, will feel essentially the same. Because the body accepts whatever you give as its daily opiate "food"... I hope yous all understand this because I don't see how I can explain any better ...
SUICIDE-SURVIVORS: this blog's written for you - http://sosblog53.blogspot.com/
Dictation packages at Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Talk-Type-2-Deluxe-PC/dp/B000EVY2A4
STOP PRESS! I'VE FOUND SOME FANTASTIC NEW PANDA CLIPS FOR MY "RANDOM" BLOG
HORNET ALERT! GIANT ASIAN HORNETS COLONIZE FRANCE: BRITAIN IS NEXT!
Enormous Asian vespa velutina hornets (click for picture) are turning France into a toxic aerodrome. Like the monster Japanese horror-hornet, these blighters adore attacking honeybees. The insect plague is poised to hit Britain in relentless air-raids over the coming months ... Click here to read the full horrifying news!
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See how graffitti suits the tip (I'm not a giant fan)
They found their visual niche. Same the world over.
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Come to Artmakers for fantastic pictures ...
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