Getting modern, in one sense at least.

As a lot of my readers will know, I’m not a big one for modern technology. I claim its my inner Clara Johnson, keeping me a 30’s girl, with 30’s attitude lol. Well, strictly, there is my witty comment about having no interest in controlling technology, more desiring to be controlled by it, but anyway… Yes, I read an amusing piece about a very clever Smartwatch this week on the EMCSA, which amused me, but then I realized (from reading other things online) that you need other smart gadgets (presumably a phone?) on your body to make them work, so no use to me! No, I’m happy without any mobile/cell phone, let alone a smart one! Especially when I see what people pay per month to use one, seriously…? Wow!

But yes, in one sense at least, I’m getting too modern for mine, and certainly Clara’s liking lol! Its fair to say that for the last 15 years or so, I’ve not had many Christmas presents to buy for anyone. 3 or 4, and that would be tops! But, all the same, I always took a day out to do my shopping, generally going over to Manchester for a day out, when I would buy the few items I needed for others, and probably a few things for myself!

However, the last 3 years I’ve very much got into this online shopping lark. Lets face it, when the weather is freezing, as it is at present, its a much nicer option to do it from the warmth of home. Probably not altogether a bad thing, I dont end up buying several items for myself that I dont really need, I save on the rail fare, lunch, and a few other things! And lets face it, this year, with the state of my back, its probably better that I dont go out more often than I really have to! At the same time, those trips were fun, and I guess I miss them, and I guess I feel sorry for the stores, but then again, the amount I spend wouldnt keep them in business anyway!

But yes, its strange now, when I do all this, to look back on the days when a ‘fun’ trip to do your Christmas shopping, for ‘whoever’ was part of the build up to Christmas. Now, we are far too guilty of just sitting at home, and doing it all online! Ah well, seems it is true, Christmas isnt what it used to be, lol!

Right, video time. I thought I’d posted most decent Christmas songs from the past, but I’d never found this one before. Until now…

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A Spaceman Came Travelling

Well, at least no one should be in doubt about tonights video lol! One of those glorious under rated Christmas songs that doesnt get the love it deserves. So fine, that can lead to a little silliness tonight, OK?

Over the years there has been much talk about whether there are visitors to Earth from Outer Space, or not. Now, whether Roswell really happened in 1947, or not, who knows? But its funny, that if nothing happened, why security is so tight in that little area of New Mexico, but anyway…? And yes, in terms of logical flight times, it seems unlikely, to put it mildly. But equally, if these alien being have created some form of hyper space flight, well then, who knows? But agreed, in most cases, unless they have craft that can fly faster than the speed of light, its pretty doubtful.

Yes, thats a shame for me, as I would love it to be true! Even better if they want to prove it to me, in any way of their choice! Oh fine, the offer of a part as an alien, with decent/good outfit, I would love it! In a sense, I suppose De Burgh’s hypothesis about an event that happened just over 2000 years ago is probably no better, or worse than many others. I’m sure an angel would have looked a very alien creature to Shepherds back then, for sure. But a visitor from Outer Space, who has never returned in over 2000 years (allegedly), hmm?

Well, I know my next ‘acting’ role, and it wont be an alien, unless I get a very good offer within the next 10 days! Instead, it will be an Elf, acting as assistant to Miss Claus, at the Secret Santa gift presentation, a week on Wednesday. Yes, its a ‘get your own outfit’ job, and I found this one on Ebay that I thought would be fun.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/360685383755

Not sure something that short is wise at my age, but its only for a few hours, so why not? If anyone is daft enough to risk their picture taking device (cant just say camera any more, lol) taking a picture of me wearing it, I promise to post it!

Right, the video. You know what it is already, and its the official version of it, as it seems quite apt

The image we create

To be honest, with most other story writers on the EMCSA, I dont ever try to create an image of what they look like, how old they are, or anything. Some of them, its very clear that they are in the first flush of youth, just old enough to write this stuff, maybe, or not much older. But every so often, there is an author that you just wonder what he’s like in real life, and tonight, I’m going to hypothesize on one of them, Maximilian Cummings. Yes, think of it, erotic stories, Max Cummings, groan…

http://192.155.80.152/Authors/Maximilian-Cummings.html

The thing about Max that I probably love the most, is that his writing is so very British. I guess some of the readers from abroad dont get his story, just because of that reason, but as a Brit myself, I love it. I mean, when his stories feature tea drinking, at a British level, its a bit of a giveaway. I mean this weeks even mentions it in the title!

http://192.155.80.152/FairTeaMaker/index.html

Oh fine, I have an advantage, I know he’s British, from the few times we’ve chatted, and we’ve mentioned places like Leeds station, and a few others as well… One of those matters that Max seems to have a fixation with, is nudity whenever possible, his stories are absolutely littered with it. Also, using euphemisms for certain parts of the human anatomy as well!

I imagine Max to be of a similar age to mine, in other words, he’s not in the first flush of youth! I might be totally wrong, but his writing style seems to throw back to a further age than modernity. Just reading this, or his previous story, suggests a writer who has known more than a little of life to me.

I have met, or talked to, a number of writers from the site in the past, and they are all perfectly normal people. Oh fine, or thats how they have left my mind to make me think they are perfectly normal people lol! One of those of course, is the man who helped me discover my past life self, and I can never show him enough gratitude for that. There are many that I’m probably grateful that I’ll never meet, to be fair.

But equally, there are a number that I will almost certainly never meet, but would love to do so, and yes, Maximilian Cummings is definitely one of those. I know, probably be a letdown, but he’s one of those it would be interesting to know, all the same. To save any complaints from either, both Penny Propofol, and Betsy Leohtar are definitely on this section of the list too!

OK, video time. I guess this is because I see him as an old fashioned gentleman, despite his proclivities, though seeing myself as a lady might be pushing credence! It says this is live, but I am 99.99% certain that it isnt!

Women are from Venus, Men are from Earth

I know, thats not quite the punchline that you see in books, and commentaries, and the like, but it works for tonights blog, related to a story I read earlier today. This one, in fact

http://192.155.80.152/VenusNeedsMen/index.html

If anyone hadnt already realized it, and I have no idea why you wouldnt have done, I love the old 50’s sci-fi stuff, especially anything involving robots, outer space, or ideally both! To say that some female ‘invaders’ from other planets seemed to specialize in skimpy, shiny, tight fitting outfits would be putting it mildly. Yes, I’d loved to have appeared in some of those movies, far too true!

Its rare to find any EMCSA story set in the recent past, let alone one that fits the image of the time as well as this one does. Of course there were numerous ‘horror’ movies made about female invaders from outer space, or had intrepid Earth men heading to other places, and getting ensnared by sexy females from some planet, or indeed, the moon. Of course, as we know, no one actually lives on those places, but anyway…its good harmless fun!

Oh, why cant I get a part in a movie like those lol? Well fine, I’m a bit old now, but… full alien bodysuit, and mask, and I’d be fine! 😀

Oh fine, not that in that story, I wouldnt mind being on the opposite end of that ‘Extractor’ machine, if they ever had a need to use it on Earth females! 😉

So yes, if like me, you have a love for the whole 50’s sci-fi stuff, then you need to give this a read. And yes, if they ever turn this into a movie, I want to play a middle aged Venusian woman lol!

Fine, these women arent ugly, very pretty in fact, but its been a while since we’ve had any Rocky Sharpe and the Replays on here, so lets make up for lost time. They are definitely one of those groups I regret never seeing live, assuming they did live concerts? Sadly they’re not on the ‘retro’ touring scene, due to the ill health of the lead singer, great shame

USA, you have a west coast, I believe?

Oh fine, non college football fans might want to look away now!

Earlier today, the 4 teams for the College Football playoffs were named. In truth, though I disagree with the order of 3 of them (Clemson, Oklahoma and Georgia), those teams deserve to be in the play offs, no arguments. Where the fun starts, was the 4th team picked.

In truth, Ohio State might have had a couple of losses, but they won the Big 10 in the end, so must have a chance, right? On top of that USC also had a couple of losses, but won the Pac 12 nicely, so must be in contention for selection. Well…? More shortly! Then you get the matter of Alabama, who only lost 1 game, but they lost to Auburn, who got thumped in their rematch by Georgia, so not good?

Wrong, wrong! The incessant hype surrounding Alabama got them into the Top 4! Seriously? Dont get me wrong, but surely they should be below Auburn in ratings? No, seemingly. Before anyone asks, the best team they beat is ranked 17! Ohio State beat 2 in Top 10, and USC have nice rank wins too. But…? Oh, I forgot, its the SEC, and people look at that with rose colored glasses!

To be honest, with the East Coast bias, I might have settled for USC being ranked 5, or 6, but no, they are ranked 8! Seriously, I wonder if any of the committee have even seen a West Coast game, and I’m not sure in this era of cosy insularity on the East Coast, do they even know the West Coast exists, or have they gone back to the 1850’s or something?

Fine, California lover rant over. Honest. The other bowls havent been announced yet, but fine, a friend and I are hoping Kansas State, and Oregon get matched! Love you, Alei x!

Tonights video is supposedly a live performance. Beyond maybe, Neil Tennant singing live (and I’m not convinced), this isnt live! But fine those outfits really are something, just love them!

Why couldnt it happen to be me?

Every so often, in my reading, I come across a story that amuses, or tickles me enough that I end up using it in a blog. Tonight is one of those occasions!

http://192.155.80.152/MonasMakeoverPaladin/index.html

(Firstly, let me say I know this is fiction, but for the sake of the blog…)

So fine, this creaky old lady wants to know, who wants to be my William? I assume it would work (in time) equally well on a nigh 60 year old, with damaged back, so…? Oh please, I could even live with the increased libido (anything would be an increase with me!) if I could feel half as good as that again. I know, at the moment I couldnt even look at a gym without my back complaining, but after a few of those pills… Hey, I’d probably be a natural blonde lol! Yeah, I guess I could even live with the female harem lol!

Maybe, given my past life self, I could have the supplements that turn me into the dancer type, rather than a gym bunny? I must admit, it would be fascinating to know life as Clara did, but now, short of something like that happening to me, my days of being a dancer are long gone! Mind, I think she took all the dancing skills, but fine, I’ll have to live with that now!

One thing a few classic movie fans might note is that yes, I’d have been even more amused if it had been William, and Myrna. Yes, think about it, lol…or try Google, it will probably give the game away!

So fine, unless anyone wants to provide me with a few of those supplements, I’ll stick to trying to work out if this old body of mine will survive for 8 days in Seattle/Seatac next May! PS If anyone reading this can, or knows someone who I can use as a ‘buddy’ on that trip, I’d appreciate it. No, I dont want anything more than a contact number, which I hope I wouldnt need. But lets just say that I need something brought in, because the back has locked up, or somewhere I can just relax for a couple of hours, to allow the (Seatac) hotel staff to do their thing, I’d be grateful. Shouldnt need it, but just in case, once or twice, to know someone is there, on the end of a phone?

Fine, I know, but no harm asking, I guess?

Video time. A bit of a variation on the blog title, but I doubt Mona was saying this. Me, I’d love it to be me, but anyway…a little vintage live Abba

National Elf Service

No, despite the play on the title, this is definitely not political, just saying! Rule of the job, lol!

This morning, on that site we all love to hate (to some degree, surely), namely Facebook, I found a new day to celebrate something. Yes, seemingly a week on Friday, 8th December, its National Elf Day. Well, it is as far as the Alzheimers Society is concerned at least. I mean, there is a serious side to all this, because lets face it, Alzheimers, and the relating dementia issues are not a nice thing, and something that all of us, as we get older, have to dread getting. I know, some of us might quite like the idea of having our mind wiped, but only in a sci-fi way, not like that. And lets face it, wheres the fun in that, if you cant get the pleasure of being a controlled person afterwards anyway? 😉

Oh, you want proof? Fine!

So yes, if anyone wants to provide me with a suitable elf outfit before Friday week, feel free to do so, and I’ll wear it. Yes, at work if permitted, though definitely not on the bus on the way to work! 😛 No, I dont think First Buses are ready for the sight of a 59 year old, in an elf outfit, somehow! Mind, if I do, and you want pictures, it will cost you a donation to Alzheimers Society, for sure! Where?

https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/elfday

Or if you prefer to do it through me, just to scare me as to how much money I can raise, I can set up a Just Giving page, if preferred? But yes, let us remember at this time of year, not just to think of ourselves, and present giving, lets also think of those who need support for other reasons as well.

OK, the video, definitely something new. The Barron Knights have been going nearly as long as me (Early 60’s), and incredibly, one of the originals is still in the band, even now! Basically, they’d take pop songs of their time, give them a little twist, and produce little gems like this