Who wants to watch over me?

No, fine, I’m not expecting any serious offers, but yes, at present, I could do with someone to watch over me. Fine, its not an exciting blog, but I’m not inspired tonight, probably due to the state of my health!

Sometime early least weekend, I ate something that disagreed with me, badly. No, sadly not a solution loaded with nanites, or anything, something far more dull than that. It was actually Saturday evening before I noticed that I was beginning to feel unwell, so decided to get straight, and get to bed early that night, and hope that cured it.

No, it didnt, and in diplomatic terms, shall we just say I was very ill on Saturday night, and leave it to that, and your imagination. A lot of Sunday was spent in bed, trying to recover, trying to take fluid, but not food. Monday was slightly better, and a sandwich seemed to be fine, so I braved some actual dinner that night, not a good idea. Fine, maybe a small portion might have survived, but someone gave me my normal portion, and being daft, I set to eating it, ah well…led to a relapse Monday night, shall we say?

Yesterday, slight improvement, though I risked nothing more substantial than a sandwich, all the same. Yes, lots of fluid too. Yes, I survived. This morning, a bit brighter, though I passed on breakfast, all the same. A sandwich at lunch time, then chanced cheese on toast, and a yogurt tonight, though nothing more. Yes, thankfully all seems fine. I’ve even coped with 2 appointments today, one to sign on, one to get my feet checked over, and survived that too.

Snag is, tomorrow. Yes, I’ve got a job interview. And yes, fine, however much better I’m feeling, I’m not so sure about that. I should be fine, as fine goes, but you’re talking trying to sell myself for a job, and I’m not sure I’m really feeling that strong! Even more so, given its a complex journey to get there, and back too. But no way do I want to cancel, I need the job, and I’m never sure about trying to postpone these things either?

So you know me, I’ll battle through, not perform, not get the job, and be back to square one, but I guess thats the best way to go?

So fine, I need someone to watch over, and care for me, OK? I know, I know… Mind, if anyone from the Huddersfield area reading this, heading to Bradford tomorrow afternoon (interview is at 4), a lift would be so appreciated. Doctor, or nurse outfit, only optional, honest!

Video, big clue in the blog title!

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Humans and computers, how long until total interface?

Alright, fine, I suspect some of you want to know how the hypnotherapy training module went, so briefly…

It went well, I have now hypnotised someone myself, as opposed to the more regular dose of me being the one in trance. So fine, yes, someone did put me under as their test, but the new experience was me, putting someone else into trance. It went well, and I’ve signed up for the full course. So by the end of next March, I should be a certified hypnotherapist, wow! Well, I wanted the chance of an interesting new career, and this would definitely be that.

I know that most of my readers on here are across ‘the pond’ from me, but just in case someone is local to Yorkshire, I’m looking for volunteers to let me practice with my training script. Just a good feeling, and relaxation one, nothing more than that. Anyone who is able to, email me at stephmajor8@hotmail.com, or comment here, and I’ll get in touch. If you email, use a title that wont set the spam filter off, pretty please.

But OK, this is the mind control/sci fi blog, so lets have a bit of that. Its hard to believe now, but just 30 years or so ago, mobile phones, were large, chunky, and the battery life was about 3 hours. Yes, things have changed a lot from those things, that could only do calls, texts, and nothing else! Nowadays we have tiny phones that do all that, take pictures, connect to the internet, and everything else! And thats before you get into tablets, and the like!

But nowadays, when you see some people on the trains, or the buses, it doesnt always look like people, and their phones are separate items, more like surgically attached. And yes, give it 10 years or so, they probably will be part of you, which leads me to this article http://www.deepstuff.org/the-coming-merge-of-human-and-machine-intelligence/

Yes, for now, you might think you have control of your machines, but at some point in the future, who will really be in control might be a moot point! Alright, fine, I might enjoy the machine controlling me, but anyway…OK, OK, I would enjoy the machine controlling me, so…

Just think, 20 years from now, the desire to be a robot, or at least be a cyborg might not be a possibility, but reality. Sadly, I’ll be too old (if still alive) to care by then.

OK, the video, no relevance to this whatsoever! But this is fun, and definitely proves Sting has a sense of humour, what more can I say?

An English sport in the US

Its amazing what you can watch on TV nowadays in terms of variety, and it also brings about ironic little moments too.

Earlier I was watching the NY Yankees beating up Chicago White Sox at baseball care of ESPN live from Yankees Stadium in New York. Hard to believe that 40 years ago, live coverage of anything from the US was quite something. Oh hell, I’m showing my age again lol! I’m also getting ever more addicted to baseball, but dont worry Kate, I have no plans to support ‘that team from New York’ lol! Red Sox are still my second love, though Kansas might be on the move in levels of support, for obvious reasons!

But now, wait for it, I’m watching cricket live from Florida! I know, shock horror, though I suspect most of the crowd are ex-pats from cricket playing nations, especially the West Indies, one of the teams taking part. There might be a few Americans there, but I suspect in the vast minority. Its only when you consider that about 100 years ago, one of the leading non national teams in the world was Philadelphia! My, have things changed since then lol!

Ah, New York. The one US city I really have no desire to return to, far too loud and lively for quiet little me. Not even knowing that Louise Brooks lived there for a while is enough to tempt me back lol! Its the one place that qualifies on that front, it has to be said. Yes, I set a story revolving around a ‘character’ that could be said to be based on her there, but Wikipedia is a wonderful thing for such matters. The everlasting memory I will always have of New York though, is a sad one. Yes, 25 years ago, I went up (with my partner) to the observation deck on one of the World Trade Center buildings. 14 years later, I saw that tower crash to the ground, an image that will probably live with me as long as I’m on this planet.

New York State, a whole different matter, will be going back there in April 2013 (Rochester), and a year later (Albany) as well. I plan next year to visit Buffalo as well, but go nowhere near NYC.

The video, well, this just seemed rather apt to me tonight, everything considered. If US Immigration want to make me a legal alien…that gives away the song surely?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d27gTrPPAyk