Comments 100My semi-betrothed who cries out her own name in climax and whose epitaph reads:

My name was writ on Diet Coke

… has finally got her butt into gear and reached 100 fine comments.  Ubermouth spends 50% of the time happy with me and 50% of the time never speaking to me again.

This girl who takes seventeen emails to make her point and then writes another two just to make sure I understood has got to be taken note of and her number one fault is her softheartedness.

Whether it’s a bird with a broken wing she takes into shelter [you should see the menagerie she’s built up over time] or a fellow blogger who is on his last legs, she comes to the rescue and then gets slapped in the face for her troubles.

Songs of depressingly fine memory

“Indifference” depresses me [though I’m drawn back to it] because it is redolent of a time and a place far away. This reminds me of Piaf in a rundown cafe, a lifestyle so far from mine and yet close. In Russia while I was living there, accordionists would sit, everyone had a glass or eight and the conversation would flow as the morsels were consumed.

Know your cuisine


If a dish was given the following label in each case, what would it be signifying?

1.  a la Florentine
2. Cacciatore
3. Cordon bleu
4. Nicoise
5. Wellington


1. Spinach; 2. prepared with a rich tomato and vegetable sauce including herbs, onions, wine, and mushrooms; 3. stuffing for meat made of cheese and ham, classically Gruyere cheese and prosciutto; 4. typically includes olives, anchovies, and tomatoes; 5. involves a fillet, coated with foie gras and wrapped in puff pastry.



Baldness is caused when hair follicles become exposed to too much dihydrotestosterone (DHT). This is a chemical produced by the male hormone testosterone. Experts believe that men with high levels of testosterone are more likely to lose their hair, especially if baldness runs in the family.

Prostate cancer sufferers are often given drugs to reduce testosterone levels because they can accelerate the growth of some tumours once they develop. [The scientists] were able to link high levels of the male hormone testosterone in those who lose their hair earlier with a lower risk of tumours.

Oh yeah!  That’ll boost a lot of men.  Now, all you have to do, other than that, is workout, eat right, relax, be intelligent and a nice guy, have a goal or target to work towards, be a bit naughty, have a sense of humour, have money, be active and not sedentary.

Piece of cake.