Friday, 27 April 2012

A  Ninety Km round trip for Nowt.

Today was to be  a trip to the Gosford Hospital for ongoing treatment for my xxxxxx problem. not currently life threatening. The ninety km journey itself is harrowing enough, particularly traveling through Gosford, NSW, which can be described as the largest car park on the Central Coast.
On arrival at the ambulatory dept, I was informed that I was not scheduled for treatment today due to a viral infection showing up in my system and when it clears my treatment will continue.I then asked  why was I  not informed last Tues when the problem arose. I was then told  I was by telephone. Which turned out to be untrue as no record of the call was found.
I informed them , in future I would ring prior to my expected appointment to save wasting my valuable time and money, having to get up early and shave and shower out of season whereas I could be in my best rural rags and pottering around with manure and stuff in the garden . It seems a shame  to waste a shower and shave, so I shall turn to looking after things clerical I have neglected recently.

Back soon..... Vest.....Quote: A crow is no whiter for being washed.

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Hardly a blow for World Peace......Plus Mad Cow hits USA.

LOS Angeles. Seven foot plus, Lakers forward, formerly known as Ron Artest and now goes under the monica of Metta World Peace, has been suspended for six  playoff games (whatever that means).

The Guy named World peace was ejected from a weekend game against the Thunder, for deliberately striking Thunder man James Hardon.
It seems Mr World Peace is a stranger to what his name suggests and has a history of on court altercations. He has chalked up three career bans having been side lined in 2004  & 2007.

Mad Cow disease, Alarm the USA. or something to beef about.

The United States beef exporters are running scared over the discovery of Mad Cow Disease.

A discovery of this potentially debilitating disease has been reported in California. Authorities have  informed the public  that no products from this source are in the food chain. The same twaddle was fed to the U/K population  way back . Despite this reassurance this situation has set the alarm bells clanging.
Any bans will effectively run down the profits of the Grease burger outlets, and cost millions of jobs in Uncle Sam Land.
However we should not be concerned in Strayer mate , as it will have the opposite effect on jobs and an upward trend for our better quality beef sales.

Quote; We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.....hopefully.

Vest... back soon.

Sunday, 22 April 2012


   An Austrian village is being forced to bow to the power of the English language by changing its name

The people of  F- - -ing (pronounced Fooking) hadn't had a problem until pranksters began making fun of them.
Now the village is to vote on a switch and the 16th century version of the name - Fugging - is likely to be adopted.
Mayor Franz Meindl  confirmed his village street signs had regularly been stolen. The Mayor Say's, it's too much. The problem is we need all of the F---ing residents to agree to the name change for it to happen.
 Vest  is suggesting  a new marketing  scheme could bring  in lots of Dosh to the community if implemented.
At the moment tourists are being turned away from its news agency by being told "No we don't have any F---ing postcards.,_Austria

Back soon .... Vest.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Expect it and it happens every time.  Post 983.

I Arose at 730 am , must have quick brekky and one drink only. My 9 15 appointment was too early for my constitution as I do not travel well during the early hours. The sun was shining although rain was forecast, a few mild exercise movements assisted the  internal bodily movement  necessary for me before venturing forth , opened bathroom window, sun had gone rain had arrived.  nearest and dearest was met at the top of stairs and handed my wet plastic covered  Daily Telegraph,  I then ,announced my success in the bathroom, she replied here's something that may make you go again, Chris is downstairs pumping out rain water from between the back seats of the car, the aged  redundant carpet machine had been in the shed for more than a decade. However, not my fault I'm the driver  I say. and so far no one is being held responsible apart from God.
By using max pedal we eventually arrived safely and parked in the main street of Toukley right opposite was the Docs Offices where over the course of an hour a blood circulation test was carried  out, the operator stated it appears to be OK. Meanwhile, the Missus had been chatting to a long lost friend in the waiting room.We then returned to the car feeling a little enlightened.
Needing to retrace our journey a little to visit the Aldi supermarket I drove off  not  knowing my front left tyre was flat and torn. however bad luck  turned into good luck as I slowly drove 200 metres  with the tyre going wop wop wop to the nearest tyre centre, the guy there said" we can match your tyre sir and that will be 105 Bucks; have you been here before. I replied I find it uncanny that this was the nearest tyre centre out of a dozen others around here where this happened, "yes I said the previous two sets of tyres were purchased here". he replied  "sir your car has a nose for good service".
We eventually ended up at the main Shopping centre via a call at Aldi
At the shopping centre we met Carole a fortyish divorced nice looking lady who I was left with to chat to while nearest and dearest popped off for which turned out to be  three pairs of shoes plus slippers, Carole will in her words be getting together soon with her new beau from Queensland .I wished her happy getting togethers and explained it was some time since I had a get together, she replied poor boy gave me a full on kiss just before Imelda Marcos AKA Nearest and dearest  arrived.
We arrived home in pouring rain , and greeted at the door by Chris our son who has access to all household communications, saying " Hi Mum , been giving the Visa card a bit of bashing I see.
Missed my midday nap today will retire earlier, must be up and ready for more invasive bladder treatment at Gosford Hospital at 12 noon.I am really pissed off with all this prodding and poking.
Ah well sometimes there is a funny side to hospitals, here is a little yarn to keep you jolly.
A twenty year old  girl who had an appendicitis operation , had tattoos covering most of her body with multiple ear lip and belly piercings coloured skin red and blue hair and green pubic hair and a tattooed notice saying " keep off the grass"was surprised to read the surgeons note he wrote on the op dressing. "Sorry darling but we had to mow your lawn."

Back soon......Vest... BTW The Quiz is still open . go back one post.
ps I had a small win on the lotto Wednesday. It has gone already.


Vest Has Left the Building

To advise that Vest (Les Bowyer) passed away this morning. Regards, Chris (Son).