Say It With…

What do you give a florist who is ill?

Bob Monkhouse

I want to die like my father, peacefully in his sleep, not screaming and terrified, like his passengers.

Bob Monkhouse

Fandango’s One Word Challenge (29 August 2020)

for Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC), speech.

My lords, and ladies and gentlemen,
I clear my throat, and then say “ahem”,
I would like to tell you ’bout why I’m so late,
I’m sorry, I got myself into a state.

It wasn’t my fault, I hope you don’t mind,
One thing, then another, they all intertwined,
But I’m over the worst – I hope so at least
I hope all my pent-up frustration released.

But now that I’m here, please don’t be complaining,
I shall do my best to be entertaining,
Shan’t keep you too long, and you should raise a smile,
Delivering lines with panahe and with style.

I can see you’re all getting restless now,
So I will quickly bid you “ciao”
But let me just end by proposing a toast,
To Fandango, our congenial host.


Bit of a funny morning this morning. Got up at my normal time and fired up my laptop, but everything seemed to take longer, and I’m listening to the disk thrashing about. So, as well as having trouble listening to posts, I’ve been opening and closing things to see if it makes any difference. Bearing in mind that I like to listen to posts, it was very difficult to hear anything with any fluidity just because it would all keep stopping and starting. For example, there are two posts which go live at 8AM my time, this morning I never got through my pile of overnight posts to read them until 10AM.

I finally ran some diagnostics tools (which was a feat in itself) which seemed to give a hint that some anti-virus program was taking up far more time than it should, and I was reminded that, a couple of days ago, I just upgraded the 2020 version of this program to the 2021 version. I finally managed to de-install the offending program (which took *lots* of patience!), restarted the computer, and hopefully, it is all running a bit more smoothly now.

The thing I hate most about Windows is that your computer starts running like a dog, and it is just so difficult to discover exactly what the culprit is.

So it seems WordPress are not the only people to dick people around.