So, Miss, Brain scan, or Brainwash, your call

Just to say I will probably do a more serious version of this on the other blog, at a later date, as its critical news, so for those seeing both, forgive the repetition. But otherwise…

Yesterday I got the letter from the Hospital confirming my Neurology appointment. For those in the US, used to paying for private health treatment, you might be shocked to hear its not until June. Yes, one dear, wonderful friend certainly was, for sure. For those in the UK, used to the National Health Service, you wont be surprised to hear that I havent got an appointment until mid June. Yes, if I had the money to get it done privately, it ‘might’ be a bit sooner. Yes, seriously, it would be. But I’m poor, will need to wait, as things stand, but if anyone has a few thousand pounds (or more) going spare, feel free to let me know!

As I’ve already mentioned, the thought of getting my brain scanned amuses me totally. Oh, fine the idea of it brainwashing me appeals even more, so if anyone wants to offer me that option instead, again, please do! Fine, ideally, given the choice, please scan, make sure there are no issues, and then brainwash me, oh heaven!

Complete robot makeover (after scan clearance), complete with chrome bodysuit, now we’re really talking! 😉

No, sadly (relatively), all I’m going to get is an MRI, and EEG done on my brain, and no tampering with my mind. But an old woman can hope…?

Video time. I was trying to find something suitable for the brainwashing/conversion side of things, and found this. Yes, I know the guy behind the video (not the lucky victim), and given I can see its a trailer, from about 3 years ago, why not use it? If anyone actually wants the video, or wishes to suggest to him that he converted me, either drop me a line, and I’ll pass it on, or contact him via his website. Oh, if only this worked for real…

Hustle to the edge

Fine, I had something to use for the other blog, so under my ‘one for one’ rules, I wanted to add something here as well. Given the other is the blog far more for LGBT issues, I needed to find something else for here. So go for my regular option in those circumstances, a mind control story one. Well, two stories, related in a sense, but…

https://mcstories.com/JezzAndEdge/index.html

https://mcstories.com/JezzAndEdgeTwo/index.html

Lets just say these 2 characters are great, though the author has written plenty of other good ones too, over the years. No, never met him (He’s in Florida, I sadly, am not), but he’s special to me, not only as a great author, but as a friend who has helped me out more than a bit, since my health has started to fail. Talking of which, if anyone does want to help an ‘old robot’ with back, and seizures issues, money is always welcome through here

https://ko-fi.com/merrybrooks

or you can paypal at robotunit8@hotmail.com if preferred? I think the commission they take is same at both?

I think the play off between Edge, and Jezz is just great. And yes, he doesnt always play fair, which always amuses me too. But the think about story 2, that really amuses me is not them, its the disco. Yes, it has a device that sets the room to any time between the 1910’s, and current day, depending on where the hand is set. As you will discover if reading this (and you should), its set in the mid 1970’s here. So everyone is mind controlled to think they are in the mid 1970’s, you get my drift? Sadly, at the end, the device gets a bit damaged, but my friend, the author assures me that is can be magically  fixed to take me back to the late 1920’s, or early 1930’s, lol. Oh, wouldnt that be so much fun!

So yes, Chrystal Wynd, thanks for the financial support, and thanks for the stories too. Oh, and when that device is fixed, and ready to make me believe I’m a gin sipping, jazz loving, super dancing flapper, I cant wait. Sadly, I’m not sure it will really happen, but… 😉

The video? One of those mid 70’s disco songs mentioned in the story, with some sexy young ladies (definitely not me, sadly) dancing to it. Just think 40-50 years earlier, Miss Clara Johnson did that sort of thing, only in the movies!

In the park this week

Well,  as I type this, I’m watching my last pre season baseball, as today is the last of those, before the proper event gets under way on Thursday. Yes, as 2 of the ‘big US sports’ head down towards the playoffs, baseball is just about to get going again for real. Well, as real as it can get when you consider that at least 30% of the teams in the leagues wont be trying too hard to win this year. Even among them, some will still be trying less than others! Thankfully there are at least a few teams who will be trying to win a few games, and to make the play offs at least. The amusing thing is, that even if I wasnt on sickness absence at present, I would have been able to see some of opening night, as it will be on Thursday. So in truth, especially given I have to be up on Friday morning, for blood tests, to try and work out what is wrong is my mind, and body, I’ll probably only see as much as I would have done anyway.

Luckily for me, one of the teams I will get to see on Thursday, will be the Dodgers, though for the first time in forever, it wont be Clayton Kershaw pitching on opening day, first time since 2010. Yes, he’s injured, I know the feeling, lol!

Something unique is happening this year, not that I will be there, but there will be proper games in London, between Boston, and the New York Yankees during the season. In truth, because of course at present I have no idea if I will be allowed to fly the Atlantic this year, I dont know if I’m going to see a game, other than on TV. Hey, its possible I could get to the US, and still not see a live game in a stadium this year. Thankfully, ESPN UK, and some matinee games will head my way at least. And then of course, in November, just as basketball, and ice hockey are getting under way, we’ll find out who are world champions for 2019. Yes, world champions. Yes, only teams from 2 countries can win it, and the sole Canadian team are among those not trying ‘too hard’ this year! Ah well, god bless America, and all that.

One trend in baseball in recent times is less balls hit low, or on the ground, and far more hit high into the air. So, a Phil Collins song seems apt…

 

The movie queen, to play the scene

Actually, strictly, the title cant be literally about me, as I’ve never (yet) appeared in a movie as at this time. Plays, numerous, darlings. TV shows, oh, one or two. Hell, I’ve even performed as part of a tribute band back in my youth, though no one would want me to now, I’m sure. But a movie, just like Miss Harlow, sadly no. I guess if my voice does recover sufficiently, I might yet, though I would think its unlikely now, even if it did, in truth. Only way I might is in one of those full body outfits, with either a non speaking part, or one of those processed voice roles, which would actually probably be quite fun, as it would probably mean alien, or robot!

The amusing thing is, for all my interest in mind control, and the like, I’ve never had an EEG done on me, let alone anything more interesting than that. Now, one of the things I’ve got lined up for my delight, is an MRI scan on my brain, for understandable reasons. Yes, seizures, passing out and the like definitely need investigating! One of the more interesting events around that will be the need to remove my earrings, which I’ve had in for, err, a few years. Alright, fine, about 10, if not slightly more. It is a case that when you have a slight tremor in your fingers, doing anything delicate yourself isnt going to happen. So they got put in, and there they have stayed. Obviously, to do an MRI, they’re going to have to come out, which should be fun! As for getting a pair into my ears again afterwards, good luck!

One blessing should be, that I dont think I’ll have any issue with the enclosed space, as this is someone who loves the flotation tank experience. Obviously this will be a ‘bit’ noisier than that, but I’m sure I’ll survive. What stuff they will find in my weird, wonderful, and slightly perverted brain, I dread to think! I suspect the MRI scan wont reveal I’m a robot fetishist, and turn me into my dream self, mainly because sadly, I dont think thats possible! But yes, agreed, the chances of me being able to keep a straight face, when a machine is scanning my mind, less than slim, I’m sure!

The interesting thing I’ve seen in the last few days, is an MRI scanner, where you dont lay down in a narrow tube, and have your brain zapped (yeah, I wish!), but instead sit up, and get brainwashed, sorry, scanned while not being as tightly enclosed. Which yes, fine, might be less brainwashing tube scenario, but lets face it, for someone like me, sat in a chair, having my brain scanned that way, would be quite fun.

Sadly, I cant see the NHS taking the (probably) more expensive option somehow. Oh, and yes, if someone offers me a metallic silver bodysuit to have it done in, I definitely wont keep a straight face. If anyone wants to take that as a hint, be my guest! 😉 If someone actually wants to brainwash me in one of those tubes, well… 😀 I know, just wishful thinking.

No, that, by China Crisis isnt the video. Its the Neil Young version, of a song made famous by Gordon Lightfoot.

When I see my moped

Apologies for the corny title, but…

My first proper, close up sight of a baseball park was in 2003, in Seattle. I had strictly seen one nearly 20 years earlier, in Boston, but from considerable distance, and considerable height (viewing room of John Hancock Tower), and never got all that close.

2003, however, I arrived in Seattle, by bus (long before the Tram was even dreamed of), and one of the first sights I saw, were 2 sports stadiums. One was the NFL one, the other was the baseball one. Later on during that trip, I saw where the basketball team (now in Oklahoma City), and ice hockey team (now moved to Kent County, WHL team) played, but the other 2 had long caught my eye by then.

Its fair to say that at that time, the posters around the baseball stadium were dominated by the new star player from Japan. Well, he’d been there for a short while (this was between 2002, and 2003 seasons), but fairly new, and still the big star at the time. Yes, Ichiro Sukuzi was poster boy for the Mariners at the time. By the time I finally got to see the Mariners play live, it was 15 years later, and not surprisingly, his glory days were gone.

Today, I saw him play for the Mariners, one last time. Yes, I saw him yesterday too, and those 2 games, in Tokyo, were the last time, at the grand old age of 45 that he will play for the Mariners. Yes, he retired after today’s game.

The most amusing fact, his first game for them, back in 2001, was a 5-4 win over Oakland. Today, guess what? His final game for them was, would you believe, a 5-4 win over Oakland!

Technically, the Mariners are no more than my 3rd team that I follow. Dodgers are obviously number 1, and due to Miss Harlow, the Kansas City Royals will always have a soft place in my soul. And yes, Kate, Boston Red Sox will always be number 4, for more reasons than one. But yes, the team that truly got me hooked on baseball, the Seattle Mariners, and their poster boy of the time, Ichiro Suzuki. Given he played for 7 years in Japan, before coming to MLB, its possibly there are others that were playing then, playing now, but I suspect few, if any.

But yes, the man who helped to get me hooked on baseball, retired today, and I saw the end, albeit only on TV. So thanks for the memories, Mr Suzuki, and enjoy your retirement.

OK, video time. This song is 1 year younger than Ichiro, shows how old I am. Yes, the connection is corny, but better than using ‘Take Me Out To The Ballgame’ again

There are apparently 3 current players now remaining, post Suzuki, who were playing at that fateful date. Albert Pujols, and CC Sabathia (both 2001), and Fernando Rodney (2002). Bartolo Colon (1997) would add to this list if signed at any point this season

I create for you

I actually saw this image of ‘me’ a little while back, but the artist wanted to save it for his Patreon clients for a while, which was fair enough, but now its on general release, I can show it to a wider audience. Yes, folks, this is Stephaniebot!

Stephaniebot

If you can get on Devianart, and I’m sure some of you are far too innocent for that, you can see the original, and leave comments, at

Robotunit8

Yes, I’ve love to look just like that, so if anyone wants to make an old ladies dream come true…? Actual mind control would be seen as a plus! My huge thanks to ‘Carlos’ for doing this, as it came out of comments re his other robot pictures, and how jealous I was! No, I couldnt walk in those heels, even before my body failed completely. Yes, its worse now, a couple of seizures have made my body even more crippled now.

So yes, my case for actually being turned into a robot grows stronger by the day! Those who know me will know just how close this is, and yes, he has seen a picture, though thankfully made me far younger!

Video time. Something a little bit older than me, though its meant to be from the early days of musicals, but Clara Johnson was definitely far too old by then! But yes, its fun

Dont leave me this way

I must admit, I was knowing for a nice, calm week in the week of build up to the Blackpool Film Festival at the weekend. You know, have the week off, get everything done in advance of the big event, how it never happens? Yes, right!

Yesterday afternoon, I was settling down to watch a little bit of horse racing, the big jump racing festival this week, and all that. Well, I saw the first race yesterday at least! Then I starting feeling a bit faint, and the next thing I knew, just over 3 hours later, was Eric stood over me asking an unconscious person if she was alright? No, I wasnt! I staggered into bed, and other than bathroom breaks, that was it until this morning.

I have no idea what caused it, but my mouth tastes ‘wrong’, and I’m dribbling a lot, so do wonder if that is all related? I hope its nothing serious, but I will have to get myself checked over on return from Blackpool,  thats for sure! Yet another health issue for me, ah well…

Anyone got a new cybernetic body I can borrow for the weekend?

And yeah, all that reading, and writing I was going to do this week? Not happening, lol!

Right, video time. Off to Blackpool, so lets have one of the songs from the series of the same time