‘Hitting’ an all time low?

OK, we’ve had some weird stuff here of late, so lets do something different, a bit of sport. And what better night to do baseball, than in the last hour before the trade deadline closes? Not that it means there will be no more trades this year, it just makes the whole process a lot more complex, thats all.

Its hard to believe now, that just 3 years ago, I was celebrating my ‘American League’ team, the Kansas City Royals, winning the whole thing, the World Series. Last season, I almost saw my ‘National League’ team, the Los Angeles Dodgers, do the same. Still, it was second year lucky for the Royals (they lost WS the year before), so maybe the Dodgers can get there this year? Have to say that on what I’ve seen, I doubt it, but this isnt about them.

As I say, 3 years ago, the Royals were on an all time high, now this year, there is currently, only one team worse than them, and thats a pretty tight race! I know, it must be hard for a small market team to have continued success, but the collapse has been dramatic, all the same. Then, I’d look excitedly for their results, now I try to avoid them, of sorts.

Fine, it amuses me, that as someone who has always enjoyed rooting for the under dogs, that I support the Dodgers, who are one of the big market teams, but I guess its the Hollywood connection, and no more? Oh, and I might get to keep the streak up this year, on watching play off teams in a season, care of Seattle, though they do seem to be wobbling a bit, but fingers crossed!

But yes, thank goodness for Baltimore, or the Royals really would be hitting an all time low, just 3 seasons after the all time high. Funny how things change?

Fine, I might have given a few clues to the video tonight, but its not the famous one, its a live performance from 2000, as I have used the former before.

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Just your imagination?

I have to be fair, and show my gratitude to someone at the MC Garden for tonight’s blog, thanks to a pertinent question he asked.

One of those things that I’ve seen that I’ve always fancied experiencing, but never have up to now, is Virtual Reality stuff. I know, those visors look a bit weird, and sadly, the full VR body suits never really seem to have caught on (cost, I’m sure), as they have been around for a couple of decades now, but I’ve never been in the right place, at the right time, so I’m still waiting, and not patiently for love. No, that song isnt the video, lol.

So forgive me if my knowledge of the field is a bit limited, but I gather you put the visor on, and what you see, isnt the real world. But like most of the modern movies, with a green screen, but anyway…

Anyway, the pertinent question asked was, if you could see yourself, in a Virtual Reality world, how would you like to see yourself, and what would you be doing? Oh fine, seeing myself as a silver robot might be fun, but unless it has the creative look of Maria, as opposed to the pure lines of Gort, its not the most exciting look, lets face it. I might enjoy it for a while, but…? Whats the point being a robot with free will, and sentient thought, lol? 😉 Maybe in the future VR will work on the mind, as well as the eyes, but not in my lifetime, I suspect.

On the other hand, seeing myself in a speakeasy bar, as a cute, young, reasonably pretty flapper, with an alcoholic drink in my hand, now wouldnt that be fun? I know, wouldnt be the real me, but even so…

Or I guess, an alien, stood by her space craft, of whatever design, just maybe?

So how would you, readers, like to see yourself? I’ll make it easy, as I gather the effort needed to post comments on here can be complex. So, if you want to post on the Facebook, or Twitter threads mentioning this blog instead, please do! But please, at least a few of you, post somewhere, pretty please!

Video time. A song that is pretty old, but not quite as old as me. But fine, finding a live version was still fun!

 

(Hive) Queen of Wishful Thinking

So fine, this blog had started to drift away from the weird, wonderful, and mind control, but it seems to be getting back more to form of late, lol! You could say this is technology news, combined with some mind control fantasies, I guess.

So, to explain, in Mind Control story terms, Drones are the sort of mindless beings that make obedient robots seem to have empathy. They literally have no thoughts of their own, sometimes they just receive commands from their controllers, or sometimes, like the Borg in Star Trek, all are assimilated to think as one.

For most ordinary folk though, drones are these tiny, flying things that people either use to take location film that would otherwise be tricky to do, other than at great cost, to deliver small packages, or just to annoy people by flying close to them, creating noise in the process.

Anyway, about a week ago, I was sort of watching the breakfast news, while on my laptop, and I heard something about drone creation technology being used in West Yorkshire. I’m sorry, but given I was on a sci-fi site at the time, my mind drifted immediately to the other kind of drone mentioned above.

But no, my hopes that someone in West Yorkshire might consider turning me into a mindless, obedient robot drone only lasted about 2 minutes, before I discovered it was the flying things, and that the local Fire Service were planning to use them in future, especially designed to be able to be used in areas of high heat, namely fires. Ah well…

Then 2 days ago, I saw an article on MSN, that seemingly throughout the world, about 50 of these drone flying things would take off and fly around for a short while before returning to base, seemingly not piloted from the ground. Hive mind drone controller, of the flying kind, hmm? No, the article cast no light on why this was happening.

So I guess I’ll still have to wait to be part of the collective human drone kind, unless said event is warming up to doing that as well, in which case I hope they give me a call, as that is one collective I’d love to be part of.

But for now, it just seems to be the flying drones, but I can wish…?

Which all leads to tonight’s video. A lesser hit from over 30 years ago, that no one but me, and my hive mind collective (I wish!) would remember, or be allowed to remember, probably!

Running out of time?!

No, dont panic, or celebrate, if so inclined, no seriously bad news for me, just another fine example of how old age, and physical health is beginning to run me down. Yes, mainly my back!

As regular readers from the past know, one of the outcomes of my back issues which first showed up around this time last year (though it was September before I knew just what it was), was that I eventually had to cut back from a 5 day working week, to a carefully balanced 4 day working week. Monday to Thursday works fine, one day on, one day off, helps with the pain issues, on top of all the lovely meds I need. Snag is, to financially survive, I have to work 2 days in a row, Friday, and Saturday, which only sort of works, even with Sunday off afterwards. Fortunately, up to now, with flexi time build up at work, and holidays, every couple of months or so, I’ve been able to charge the batteries (I wish, for real) by having the odd Saturday off, to give me extra recovery time. Snag is, I dont take time off in height of summer, most people do, and I’m getting older, so…

To be fair to work, most of my issues arent related to there, its the bus journeys to, and from work that are the killers for me. Bumpy roads, less than well padded seats, and even with a brace on, the back aches because of it. Even more so, when, as of late, buses that are supposed to turn up, dont!

Normally, on a non working day, I’m able to cut back the level of meds I need (still not baby stuff), but the last 2, nope, too much pain, even with the brace on. I know, getting older, and it shows. Now, if anyone knows of any form of transport they can provide me with, that could give me some nice, smooth journeys to and from work? (Yes, aliens, a space craft/flying saucer would be wonderful, just saying…Yes, I wish!) Going to be even more ‘fun’ this weekend, as I’m working Friday, Saturday, Monday and Wednesday as per normal, and going to a meeting in Sheffield on Tuesday! Yes, think I might be aching a lot after all of that, just hope I get through! No, not enough in Saturday to at least get a break then, unfortunately. Its Summer holidays, lol…

But yes, believe me folks, getting old is just no fun! And this is all when the weather is lovely and hot! So when it gets cold, and wet, I dread to think? Another term you could use, as well as no fun, is a one word answer, a shame. Which is a very corny lead in to tonight’s video!

I’ll see me in my dreams

No, as far as I know, I havent been doing anything different the last 2 nights before bed, but I’ve been having some weird dreams.

Fortunately, or unfortunately for you, depending on your opinion on the matter, I cant remember the one I had this morning before I woke up. All I know is I was being prepped for brainwashing, or being mind controlled or something, and sadly I woke up before it happened! Hopefully, tonight, I might get a full night of these entertaining types of dreams! Sadly, only seems to happen around 5.00 – 6.00 in the morning, and sadly, thats a period of time I’m always likely to wake up, at an inopportune moment!

Yes, sadly, yesterday, I also woke up just as things were getting interesting, though that was a whole different scenario. Fine, it was me, but I was young, and decently pretty, so no idea where that look came from, unless it was some weird film that Clara Johnson got involved in, and our thoughts sort of merged into one for some reason? Time travel cross over, who knows?

Anyway, said pretty, and young ‘me’, was naked, apart from a headband around my head, that had what looked like a string of electrodes on it, to my eyes at least. Firstly, given a whole load of commands to carry out, which I did, blankly. Anyway, after all that, we were seemingly ‘rewarded’ for our good behavior, by pleasuring another of the group of mindless female slaves.

So there was I, blankly eating out my female accomplice, when I woke up, shame! Now, whether I object to the fact that ‘she’ never got the chance to return the compliment, or the fact that I’ll never know if I satisfied her or not, no idea? All I know is, there was I, happily fulfilling several of my mind controlled fantasies, and I had to go and wake up! Yes, I was aroused by it all, very!

Its funny, for all the stories I’ve written, I only remember this sort of thing happening once before, some years ago, and again, just as I was about to be turned into a robot, I woke up!

I know, they say there’s some significance in dreams, I’d just love to know what the significance was, of the one I had early yesterday morning! Promises, promises, lol…

Tonight, third time lucky? Hmm, I sure hope so! Alien abduction? Oh, I wish! But yes, if anyone has got any ideas, please let me know. And if anyone is the one controlling me to do these things, please dont let me wake up, just as it gets interesting! 😛

Right, video time. A real oldie tonight, from Doris Day

Let me be my fantasy?

In truth, I dont seem to get to writing long pieces nowadays. Probably burnt myself out, given I’ve written nearly a century of them, but there is also, generally, the issue of time as well. Maybe I need a new challenge, and who knows, I might get to that some day sooner, or later?

What I have started doing recently though, over at one of the forums, is getting involved in what is termed a 55 word challenge. Basically, you write a short piece, of exactly 55 words, based on the prompt left by the previous person, and then leave one for the next person at the end. Its fun, or is when I have a prompt I can work with, and it doesnt take long, because its only 55 words. Probably spend as long checking I’ve got the word count right, as writing it!

So yes, here’s a treat for you, a short piece I’ve written, that beyond a few dozen people, no one has seen, or is likely to see. Yes, its playing to my kinks, but anyway, here it is…

“So Harlean, what would you like to be?” asked her Fairy Godmother, “Choice is entirely yours, just remember one thing, only one choice is permitted, then you have to live with outcome?”

Stay Yourself?
Shiny Robot?
Cute young flapper?
Fine Edwardian Lady?
Alien, with her own spacecraft?
Sweet Thirties chorus dancer?

“I’ve decided, I’ll be…?”

Yes, I deliberately didnt take the choice in the story, so that people could decide on my choice for themselves. So what do you reckon my decision would/should be?

Stay Yourself?

No, you’re right, wouldnt be me to take this choice, even if I have to live with the decision for the rest of my life, lets face it, I’m going to go for one of those transformations!

Shiny Robot?

Lets face it, not so long ago, this would have been an absolute no contest, this would have been my pick. But now… Yes, it would probably still rank as favorite, but plenty of the others would be very tempting, I must admit.

Cute young flapper?

There probably is a critical factor on this one, to live, and have fun as a flapper, I would need to be cute, and young. Oh, and allowed to drink hooch, lol! Lets just say one thing, I’d make sure my investments in 1929 werent in stocks and shares! 😛

Fine Edwardian Lady?

I probably only included this because of my latest work in Blackpool, to be honest. Not that I would mind, as long as I was a fine lady, ideally with someone to tie me tightly into a corset! But no, I’d pass on that Transatlantic trip on the Titanic, lol!

Alien, with her own spacecraft?

Oh fine, this would be so much fun! Whizzing around, either in space, or around the Earth would just be so great. Especially as it seems humans quite enjoy aliens being a bit careless about being sighted, lol!

Sweet Thirties chorus dancer?

Yes, again this is subject to be given suitable dancing skills, as well as youth! I guess this one pretty much comes down to just wanting to know what Clara Johnson’s life was like, I guess?

So, given a free choice, but a one off, you have to live with your decision call, which do you think I should choose? I’m pretty sure I’d want to try something new, given the chance, so staying myself isnt going to happen. I dont think the Edwardian Lady would top the list, but if offered the chance, as the only choice, I probably would! Of the others, absolutely no idea which I’d pick! If anyone wants to suggest here, on Facebook, or on Twitter, wherever you see this, give me a shout out!

Of course, I could always become a fine, French lady of the past, or the present, but thats a whole different story! 😉

Right, video time. I dont often put up this sort of music, but the title sort of fitted, so I rolled with it.

Anyone for (Ice) Cream?

Well, actually, today is seemingly one of those marketing days that I can appreciate, given its National Ice Cream Day (in US, I assume?). Yes, I have had some, if you must know, something relatively cheap and cheerful, but much appreciated during our UK summer.

Like most of my age at least, my first memories of Ice Cream would be from the van coming around the streets, with its tinkling bell, selling that white delight, and annoying the hell out of my parents to buy me one! Thankfully, quite often, they did! Of course, the fact that it was bargain basement, vanilla ice cream meant nothing to a young child, lets face it?

Since then, of course, I’ve discovered numerous other flavors in my life, the obvious other simple ones, like Strawberry, and Chocolate, as well as more luxurious ones as well, care of some of the more specialized producers of the product. I’ve also discovered that the simple flavors come in a whole standard of qualities. The difference between a cheap ice cream, and a more expensive version of the same flavor can be totally different.

I must admit that I’ve sort of given up on cones, more into my ice cream coming in little (or not so little) tubs, or bowls nowadays. Probably ease, with age, and related health issues making it easier that way. But yes, I remember as a little child, queuing up at the ice cream van, to hand over my parents money, and enjoy that delight, even now.

Ice Cream (of a good class) may not be the best food ever, but its always a delightful treat.

Right, to save you from Vanilla Ice, and that awful song, I thought of this.