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Sunday Musings #100

I’m not a perfect person. I make a lot of mistakes. But I really appreciate those people who stay with me after knowing how I really am.

– Unknown


Whoot! 100 words of wisdom from Scifi here!

I hope you’ve enjoyed the ride.

Here’s to the next 100 pithy sayings, amusing quotes and downright daft comments.



Sunday Musings #99

My room is not messy; it’s an obstacle course designed to keep me fit.

– Anon


Who needs the gym when you can be creative like this?

Besides which, the moment I have a big clear up I find I suddenly want some item, which I know is exactly . . .

Many things have disappeared after tidying up; never to re-surface!


Sunday Musings #98

Only dead fish go with the flow.

– Andy Hunt


A little encouragement for those of you who, like me, always seem to be going in the opposite direction to everyone else. Rather that than go belly up!


One time I particularly remember was arriving at Nottingham train station, where I’d never been before. They were renovating the whole station, so things were all over the place. I had a back pack and small case on wheels. Off I went, carrying my bags up some steep steps and so onto the walkway over the tracks towards the Exit.

As I got up there, suddenly it seemed that the whole of Nottingham was advancing towards me. I soldiered bravely on, following the Exit signs I could see high up at the end of the passageway.

People were bashing into me, How Rude! But I held my ground.

Finally, the mob dissipated and I went down the steps alone. There I was wandering around a platform looking for the exit. A man and boy sitting on a bench waiting for a train had no idea where the exit was either.

Nonplussed, I went back up the stairs (carrying heavy bags) and into the passageway again.

This time, because it was empty, I could see signs stuck all along the walls, directing you to their new Temporary Exit.

In their wisdom, all these signs were placed at waist height; which meant that when the mob thronged through the passage, not one sign was visible.

Eventually, I found my way out to the Temporary Exit, with one novel thought:

Perhaps, sometimes, it is better to go with the flow!


Sunday Musings #97

I don’t go crazy. I am crazy. I just go normal from time to time.

I may not know karate, but I know crazy and I’m not afraid to use it.

You can stop driving me crazy. I can walk from here.

If you have crazy friends, you have everything you’ll ever need.

– All Anon


I know I’m not alone in this, particularly amongst my WP friends, but still I’ve hesitated to use the first excellent quote, as not everyone shares the same sense of humour and some may take it seriously. Mental health problems are never funny.

While double checking for an author, I came across the other crazy quotes. In for a penny, in for a pound!

I often use humour to break up the monotony of everyday life. Yes, I was the ‘clown’ in my group at school. (For the story see Sunday Musings #70,)

I declare today Silly Sunday. Go out there and be daft!


Plant Girl – This one’s for you!


Sunday Musings #94

Everyone has a photographic memory. Some just don’t have film.

– Steven Wright


Adding to this, I’d say that one’s memory deteriorates with age, due to over-exposure!

Sometimes the film gets stuck and you can’t rewind the spool to access the photos.

And we all know how photos fade over time. Just look at some of your grandparents, in blurry faded sepia prints.


Joking aside, I did know someone once with a photographic memory, at school. She could simply read through her notes the night before an exam, and then be able to recall each page to re-read it in her head and answer her exam papers.

I was so jealous!

My short term memory has always been bad. (Someone told me this was because I had filled it up as a kid . . . ?) For me to remember anything, it has to go into my long term memory. This takes time and a lot of effort. I’d have to swot for exams for many weeks/months beforehand.

However, it does mean that I can still recall odd bits that I learnt years ago. For example, one time I was home sick in bed with acute tonsillitis, but exams were looming, so I had my books out all over my bed, swotting away.

I did not like Biology, as it was pure parrot-fashion learning and regurgitating. I preferred Chemistry and Physics, which were more Maths based and therefore even if you learnt everything by heart, you still had to figure out the puzzle of the science; and I love puzzles!

Well, there I was, lying sick in bed, aged 13, with my soul-destroying Biology book open before me, committing useless facts to memory. And you know what? I can still quote you the line I was forcing into my unwilling brain, all those years ago.

Locomotion occurs when energy is provided by the breakdown of glucose during cell respiration.

I guess some things are burned so deep into the film that they have penetrated to the camera case!!