Christ is born!

Thought strictly, as that line is sung in Latin here, it might give you a clue to the song, if not the group singing it! No, not Steeleye Span!

And yes, here at least, Christmas Day is nearly over, but in American Samoa, its 8.26 in the morning, and presents probably arent even handed out yet! No, I have no idea what Christmas Day is like in American Samoa, nor am I ever likely to, but all the same…Samoa itself, 9.26 on Boxing Day, other side of the dateline, so…

For me, today has been quiet, apart from 2 cats I’m minding demanding food at very regular intervals. No, they’re not starved, though you would think they were, the noise they make! Presents so far, just one, a gift from America, from a lovely lady. Rest I will open tomorrow (the few there will be), when the others get back from the South of England, said I’d be a good girl and wait! That one present, oh fine, it is lovely, so…

Digital Camera
Digital Camera

No, the aliens have failed to deliver the flying saucer, the alien body suit, or the robotizing pod I hoped for, guess I will have to wait until next year, unless they’re delivering tomorrow too! 😛

One delight I found this afternoon, was an (almost) silent movie. Yes, they showed The Artist on TV over here today, and unsurprisingly, I lapped that up. Actually thought it was really well done, and can see why it won so many awards. I’d have to ask my former self if it was really true to the era, but it felt that way to me!

Anyway, to all my readers, however much of the day you have left, or dont have left, let me send my Christmas greetings to you.

Right, the video, you might have worked out by now that its Gaudete, at least. I found this version by chance on You Tube, but given its medieval roots, I liked the video style here, because lets face it, only monks sang it back then! I know its modern synthesizer music, but those bells give it the right sound, I guess? Suspect its something you either love, or hate, in all honesty.

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Peace on Earth?

So fine, I dont try to do politics too often on here, because I acknowledge that not everyone has the same ‘fairly liberal’ views as me, though its fair to say my views are pretty much in line with Jean Harlow, as much as I can tell, which is fine by me! So yes, this might be the point that rabid Trump fans should push that little red x in the top right corner, and go find something else to read!

Just to say, if needed, that all unpleasant political comments will be deleted, or not approved, depending on status, so no point insulting me as a socialist, or the type, and expecting it to show on the blog! Equally, I’d like to keep other comments tempered, so no actual insults for the other party either.

The last couple of days have seen an escalation of the nuclear arms race, on Twitter at least! Yes, we are talking about that idiot with a surname of Trump, if you had any doubt? Apart from the minor technical point that (thankfully) he isnt yet President, and in no position to make such decisions, its the announcement of it on Twitter, of all places that worries me the most! Yes, Putin is stirring things up, probably because he knew Trump would bite, and put his foot in it again, and it worked! The scary thing is all the innocent people in danger of suffering because of this, but lets face it, Trump would never let that get in the way of his ego.

Now before some jump on me as a Hilary lover, I’m not! Cant stand the woman, dont trust the woman, but at least she doesnt have the patience levels of a 5 year old before doing something. She waits, well, slightly longer than that! Equally, I can see why she lost the election, people dont trust her, and in truth, who can blame them?

But yes, at Christmas, supposedly a time of peace, and goodwill on Earth, we get this! Ah well…The only irony for me, Pence is even more scary for folk like me, given his views on LGBT folk, and Gay Conversion Therapy, and all that. Fine, I might enjoy all that electro therapy treatment, but not for the reason he believes in it!

So yes, the what I assume is not too serious talk, of independence for California would suit me fine, they might even approve working status for me then, lol! I know, I know, but I can hope! Lets just hope America can survive all this, in all honesty.

OK, video time. The song is apt, and also, given that Bowie died this year, it seems suitable. There are so many tales about the story of the recording of this, that which one is strictly true, who knows? Some of it is covered here at least

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peace_on_Earth/Little_Drummer_Boy

Yes, thats right, pretty much Bing Crosby’s last performance before his death! Still had it though. I’ve just taken the actual song clip, if you want to see the pre song stuff, its not hard to find.

Now, if my surgery was being done like this?

I might be a lot keener to have it done! A clue to what I mean by that?

knee-surgery

Thanks go to ‘Legion’ for finding that picture, and posting it somewhere I would see it, has to be said. I know his real name, but for here, that will do.

Yes, there might be one or two here that know, but I suspect dont, that in terms of healthy joints, my body would fail most tests! My wrists, and fingers are riddled with arthritis (not too severely, thankfully), and my knees are a total surgical mess, with little, or no cartilage in either knee, if we are being truthful. No great details, beyond an accident as a child, but the pain is getting worse, as I get older, and I am now. So yes, a new robot body would be handy in more senses than one.

In truth, I’m already suspecting that next year, I’ll have to get at least one, if not both knee joints replaced, but I’ve been putting it off as long as possible. Yes, the pain, and general discomfort around the op doesnt thrill me, along with the time I would need off, having just got a job, but anyway, it will have to be done I suspect, especially the right knee, but as things stand, it wont be before October, as I have a work probation, and 2 holidays planned before then, and nothing is getting in the way of those!

But yes, fine, if it was all going to be done like in that picture, I might be a whole lot keener on the idea, to put it mildly! I know, I know, if only…Yes, I’d get all my joints sorted out if that was the option! 😀 If anyone can arrange that, as a Christmas present…?

Oh, yes, its Christmas! Actually got a week off this year, the longest break I’ve had while working, in a very long time! Finished last night, and dont go back until next Thursday. Then 2 days in, then 4 more off for New Year, wow! One of those is my day off for the week, but even so…

So yes, I got driven home for Christmas last night, even if it was only a bus driver, who couldnt get to Huddersfield quickly enough for me to get my perfect connection home, but I survived. Yes, thats a clue to tonights video, one of those Christmas songs that gets less attention than some. And being a Chris Rea fan…

Someone sends me flowers!

No, before anyone gets over excited, starts making wedding plans for me, and anything else, its nothing like that! For one thing, they’re from a woman, and I know nowadays, but she doesnt rock that way lol! In fact, if she hadnt had ‘fun’ with the website, I suspect it would have been this,

alien-suit

or something similar, but when, and where I would have actually worn it, I have no idea. Mind, if someone wants to provide me with the matching flying saucer…? 😀

Yes, its a lovely floral display, with some silver, and gold in it, anyone would think she knew me far too well? I meant to take a picture today, but it hasnt happened, so for now, you’ll have to believe me. Even if I had, I’d have to find the lead to let me download it to here, so…lol. 😛

She’s actually one of a pair of Facebook friends I’m hoping I can get to meet next September, but given I’m not sure exactly what my long time friend has planned for me, I havent got anything concrete on that. I’m also hoping to get to New Hampshire to be brainwashed, sorry, hypnotized, so that I can find out more about my past life self. So throw in a proper break for both of us, and…we will see!

Yes, before you ask, its an early Christmas present, love it. Actually, I have been given another present already, today in fact. Yes, a lock for my metal collar, great stuff! It is currently locked, though I have the key still in it, for both quick release, if needed, and because with the issues with my fingers, I’m not sure how quickly I could put the key in, get the collar off, and stuff, if I didnt! Now, if I had that matching alien suit lol…A dominant alien controlling submissive little me, hmm? 😉 Or a nice robot suit, or…? Oh fine, if anyone other than S needs measurements, let me know, OK? 😉

All other presents will actually be waiting until Boxing Day, as the rest of the household here are away until then, after tomorrow, and I’m going to wait until they get back to open mine. I would ask if anyone wanted to turn me into a robot for the Christmas period (by any means), but I’m on feeding duties for cats, and gerbils, so maybe not, sadly. Still, for a day, or so…? I finish work Thursday evening, go back next Thursday lunchtime, if anyone wants to offer? No, probably not!

OK, the video. A total misnomer, but its a lovely song, and does mention flowers, so…

They sold us a dream of Christmas

Oh fine, just a quick one, but for the wrong reason, it gives me the chance to put up the video for what is probably my favourite Christmas song of all time, because I’m perverse like that.

Back in the 1970’s I was more into Glam Rock, than Prog Rock, so the likes of King Crimson, and ELP (with the exception of ‘Fanfare for a common man’) pretty much passed me by. But in those good old days, before X Factor and the like, the leading acts went crazy at Christmas, and issued records specifically aimed at that time of year. Fine, Slade and Wizzard might have been more serious attempts than say, The Wombles, but anyway…

Then in 1974, along came the song that for want of a better term, was the antithesis of the standard Christmas hit. The one looking at the cynical commercialisation of the event, and a jaded look at all the wars going on in the world at that time. Yes, Greg Lake. Amazing thing is, how many dont realise it is anti the traditional Christmas scene, especially in shops at this time of year.

Anyway, yesterday, I heard the sad news, Greg has died at 69, another victim of cancer. So yes, you’re getting the obvious RIP tribute song from me.

All I Want For Christmas Is…

Yes, we’ve reached December already, and I’m sure everybody is looking forward to finding out what I want for Christmas…not! Well, at least one of these items is (as far as I know) not actually available, and another would require someone with more money, than sense, but yes, a few of these would be fairly cheap, but I still dont expect anyone to want to know an address to send them to, somehow. But if you do, you have 3 weeks, so… 😉

Firstly, lets start with the ‘you have no chance’ item, because its a silly place to start. Yes, that wicked woman named Betsy has struck again, by making me wear what sounds like the ultimate robot suit in her story this week. If anyone wants to know, or create anything like it, here’s the link

http://192.155.80.152/ThreeFingers/ThreeFingers3.html

That takes you straight to the relative chapter, arent I kind?

In truth, I’d love any reasonable robot suit to wear, ideally one that will control my movements, or make them more robotic at least. Yes, one that takes control of all thinking processes would be amazing, but fine, not really likely, is it? 😉 But yes, any creative robot suit look, just write for measurements lol!

Then lets do the ‘If someone has more money, than sense’ option, then the obvious option is to pay for me to fly to LA next May, in as much luxury as possible. Oh, and a nice hotel/apartment to stay in, for 10 days of course! Yes, I know equally not going to happen, but at least it could be done, if someone has too much money laying around!

Yes, we go downhill fast lol. Next is the ‘generous benefactor’ option, though sadly, unlike Marion Davies, I dont have a Hearst figure in my life! Its time to get my semi-perm make up topped up next year, and though I’m back in work, a financial boost to pay for something like this at the moment, would be handy, it will take a while to build the money up again for that.

Alright, we are now down to the cheap, and cheaper options. I have a collar I can wear at home, but would love something I could wear out to work, and things. Yes, the very large, and solid metal collar I have doesnt qualify for that! Nor does the cute choker type one with ‘android’ written on it really work for that, either! But fine, I’d like something more subtle, but hopefully with a robot touch, if anyone knows, and wants to buy/make one for me. Beyond that, a lock for the collar would be cheap, and handy. I know, not expensive, and I ought to just get one now, but if anyone wants to feel like they own me?
Lastly, a decent mermaid tail blanket might be fun, I guess?

Oh, and lastly, the job offer I’d love, a theater run, or movie opportunity in the US, even with Trump in charge, oh please! Whats that, a job playing a robot? I wish! A Master, Mistress, or Partner, not sure anyone is that crazy!

The video, might be a clue in the title, just saying…

They said there would be peace on Earth.

Yes, a line from one of my favourite Christmas pop songs of all time.

Its funny, Greg Lake wrote that line in a cynical manner, back in the 1970’s, and sadly, not a lot has changed. Well, I guess the Cold War is past us, but you have to worry about cranks like ISIS instead. And things dont seem to get any better, with stories of Muslim families from the UK having their entry arrangements into the US cancelled at the last moment too. I know, there is a faint chance they could be terrorists, but seriously…Sadly, Donald Trump’s awful rhetoric seems to have got into the heads of some in the US, and it has come to this. Such a shame.

The other thing I found sad today probably affects more people. I went to the local mini supermarket early this afternoon, thinking I had to get the 1 item I needed early, as I thought they would be closing early on Christmas Eve. Wrong, its open to 10.00 tonight, a sad turn of events to me, and my sympathies go out to the staff, not that they’re likely to read this. Is it really only 30 years ago that by about 5.00 on Christmas Eve, everything but the pubs would be shut? Ah well, though I dont see this change as a good one.

Alright, comments on modern life over. Let me just wish all my followers on here, a very Merry Christmas, and I hope you get everything you wish for.

No, I dont expect to get a brainwashing, or mind control helmet, or even better, a robot suit that actually transforms me, or at least a chamber that will do so. A full, and permanent, Jean Harlow makeover, nope, either. What I will get, who knows?

OK, to close, the video. I gave a big clue to the song above, so lets roll with it.