Well, that was another week! May 3rd 2019


Well, obviously, that’s a well known fact – the weekends here begin on Thursday, so it’s already in full swing. And this weekend is another bumper one, with Bank Holiday Monday following it, making it just a little more special!

I’ve been having issues with my new computer again this week, hopefully they’re all sorted now. The pesky Windows 10 updates throw some kind of spanner in the works and stop the bloomin’ thing booting when I turn it on. However, I created a new Windows installation disc from the computer perched at the end of the desk, and managed to reinstall Windows that way. I’ve only had the computer since October and this is the third time I’ve had to do that, but as I only bought that computer for my 3d art software, I have now disconnected it completely from the internet, so (fingers crossed!) no more update issues there.

This computer’s keyboard and mouse are now working wonderfully, so in all it’s been quite a fun time computer-wise. Still, it passes the time – although that time could have been spent on better things.

I’ve been a sporadic blog visitor this week, and have called by a few posts, liked a few and commented on even fewer… although I have enjoyed every post I’ve read. At present, I call by via the reader, and usually on my mobile phone’s app, so read away, like when I think on, and comment when I have a few seconds to create words on those tiny keyboard letters with my fat fingers.

Not that they are that fat, I hasten to add, but compared to the keypad on the phone my fingers look like Siskonmakkara. Not that I’ve had Siskonmakkara, I hasten to add again, but I was looking on line for a suitable sausage to describe my fingers as, and this name leapt out at me. It’s a mild Finnish sausage, if you’re wondering.

I discovered something new this week. Totally out of the blue, and completely unexpected. I wonder how many other people know this? I asked myself after I found out, and have been desperate to include it in this post since Monday: Woodlice have fourteen legs. There! I’ve posted it. Not the kind of information you would need in general everyday conversation, but the kind you will need at the right time. Obviously, I had to share.

Now, in this post, I like to link to a few artist bloggers I follow to highlight something they have created during the week, but I’m postponing this feature this week until next. The main reason being the one I’ve already mentioned. No, not the Siskonmakkara, but the sporadic blog visits.

I have plenty to grumble about, but I shan’t.

I haven’t caught any Brexit news this week, but I have a sneaky feeling that’s been postponed so we have to vote in the EU elections at the end of the month. It shall be interesting to see what happens there. The sooner this fiasco is all over, the better.

Sorry. I had a little grumble there.

Silly joke time: I bought my friend an elephant for his room during the week. “Thank you,” he said. “Don’t mention it!” I replied, and left it with him.

Speaking of jokes, I don’t think anyone noticed my deliberate typo in last week’s post. Phew! I’d have gotten away with it too, if I hadn’t mentioned it this week. During last week’s post, I’d written “…The story begins tomorrow (Saturday 27th February)…” obviously, ‘February’ should have said ‘April’. That just shows you how fast time is flying by. Some mornings I wake up and I’m sure I’m still living in the early 1600s… but I’ll not go there…

Hope that’s given you a little chuckle for the weekend. Yes THE WEEKEND!

I like weekends, don’t you know?

Have a great one, whatever you find yourself doing.

(Image from Pixabay)

11 responses to “Well, that was another week! May 3rd 2019”

  1. Soul Gifts avatar
    Soul Gifts

    I had to look again, I did, when I saw Siskonmakkara. It is a close cousin of Nakkimakkara, also a mild and delicious Finnish sausage. I know this because I am Finnish. I did not have to Google it.
    I was fascinated, Tom, about the 14 legged woodlice. Almost as fascinated as discovering, earlier this week, that chickens do NOT fart! Like you, I just had to share that information.
    Weekend coming up here too – yay! Enjoy

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    1. Tom avatar

      I just knew you’d know it, Raili.
      And two farts er facts in one post. Fabulous! 😀

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Soul Gifts avatar
        Soul Gifts


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        1. Tom avatar

          Hehehe! 😀

          Liked by 1 person

  2. Elaine - I used to be indecisive avatar

    Technology is supposed to make our lives easier – but it’s only great when it works! You’d think a new computer (October still counts as new!) shouldn’t involve so much hassle. 😦
    Thank you for the Friday smiles. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Tom avatar

      My pleasure, Elaine.
      All computers like their quirks, don’t they? 😉


  3. -Eugenia avatar

    Happy weekend! So nice to know about woodlice having 14 legs. And computers – don’t get me started!! Even though, I’ve not had any problems with Win 10.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Tom avatar

      You never know when you will need that information, Eugenia! 😀

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  4. prenin avatar

    Keep it disconnected Tom, you have no protection online and that’s why your PC gets sick. 🙂 ❤

    Hope all is well my friend!!! 🙂 ❤

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    1. Tom avatar

      Thanks, Prenin… things are good! 😀

      Liked by 1 person

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