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Best news website ever?

Every day a schoolday - and today in class I found out about NewsForKids.com - news snippets delivered in nice simple language, as far as I can see no...
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When world leaders, past, present, or wannabe, take on a challenge

The challenge is to turn the colour yellow to red. Wonder if anyone will recognize any of my attempts at caricature (I shall be adding one per com...
179190Apr 1614 hrs ago4 hrs ago

Beauty - or, those who cannot do, teach.

So this morning I tried a little, a very little, shea butter on my hair. It no longer looks like an exploded haystack but is a sleek and shining curta...
511600Apr 12Apr 135 hrs ago

When Solitaire's the only game in town

More and more people in their 30s and 40s are choosing to be alone, to have a social network but no partner and no lasting ties. Most people on their...
274291Apr 3Apr 62 hrs ago

Why hug?

That's fairly recent, the whole hugging thing, when I was younger (and mammoths roamed the earth, I know, I know) you offered your hand and the strang...
6571020Mar 30Apr 54 hrs ago

April Fool!

April Fools day has become extraordinary for one unexpected reason - it is now the only day of the year that people query news items on the interne...
272240Apr 1Apr 311 hrs ago

How many dogs does it take to change a lightbulb?

Border Collie – just one, and then I’ll replace any wiring that isn’t up to code German Shepherd – I’ll change it as soon as I’ve escorted everyone...
13220Mar 6Apr 3Apr 16

Some guy called Obama

I looked wistfully back at March 2016 and guess what, there were 3 - only THREE - political blogs on this international singles website. One abo...
1,4471372Mar 26Mar 298 hrs ago

Perfect gifts – edited from week-to-go to Got one! last comments

There was a joke suggestion on FB re the perfect Christmas gift for writers so naturally I re-posted it on the spot but it got me thinking. Perfect g...
9971051Dec 18Mar 289 hrs ago

I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and

25 years ago, thereabouts, my friend and her husband – I’ll call them Mary and John - and their 2 kids (14 and 12) were watching TV in their house in...
348210Dec 26Mar 28Apr 13

Avoiding the troll blog

but for those who took my comments personally, Art, Bekard - to be 60 or 70 or 80 does not make one automatically senile and I apologise, it never occ...
570281Feb 19Mar 2814 hrs ago

your worst hell on earth

For me, right now, that’s noise. I can’t imagine anything worse, as three weeks of clattering banging drilling and shouting roadworks are culminating...
671760Oct 24Mar 2812 hrs ago

Perceptions, people.

Don’t even think of responding until you have read the bottom line. It was created by someone with Asperger Syndrome and is, in its own way,...
383291Dec 28Mar 288 hrs ago

Become famous - upset people. It's so today.

There’s a post on FB doing the rounds – the average Brit pensioner gets £79 a week, the average asylum seeker gets £350 a week, a free car,...
475391Jan 11Mar 2813 hrs ago

Young kids nowadays

can identify any number of corporate logos cannot identify leaves from trees in their own garden Of course their future progress will depend m...
863981Jan 4Mar 2818 hrs ago

You've slept with HOW many people?

Hundreds. HUNDREDS. Oh, I know you wouldn’t dream of having sex with a stranger without a condom. But what happens when they aren’t a stranger, an...
1,404680Nov 2015Mar 28Apr 16

Absolute no-no's / forbidden fruit

We know the obvious ones: don't date your boss or your assistant. Dipping your pen in company ink is never going to end well. (Apparently after th...
1,637430Aug 2015Mar 2820 hrs ago

Graduating from CS school

CS really is like a school - all the way from kindergarten to graduation. Okay, an odd one. We have no idea how long we will be here, that first day -...
2,4141260Feb 2016Mar 2816 hrs ago

Haggle for love?

So - I finally got my salary offer for relocating - let's call it 15% on existing salary. Thanks, I said, but no thanks. Manager instantly said okay,...
1,3511020Oct 2016Mar 28Apr 17

CS soap opera

Catching up on CS after a couple of days is like a soap opera - what have I missed? Marriages births deaths boasts cries for exciting advice? You'...
1,705320Oct 2015Mar 28Apr 16

How long is too long?

When we get involved with someone we graft them onto ourselves. Ripping that graft away is not only painful, it leaves scars. I hate pain!and I don’t...
1,430450Jul 2015Mar 2814 hrs ago

My Dirty Dozen

I’ve been on CS two years now, met 8 people in real life, and talked to another 4 enough on skype to know they are real. 7 men, 5 women - if I hadn’...
2,3901170Mar 2016Mar 28Apr 17

You've changed

Every serious relationship you were ever in, changed you. Men change for women and yes, women really do change for men. Did you keep the changes o...
671630Dec 11Mar 28Apr 17

Reasons not to get married

Here's a couple, not young (knocking 60) in a really good relationship. One was very happily married, then widowed, and believes marriage is important...
1,167680Sep 2015Mar 28Apr 15

Normal people

Do normal people exist? First you have to define normal. Take yourself. Are you normal? YAY! Find someone like yourself. YAY! If they re...
1,293180Sep 2015Mar 28Apr 13

In the future ..

In the future children will be raised believing it is their duty to seek a happy life, with just one proviso*. They will be taught from the beginning...
554791Mar 22Mar 257 hrs ago

Voy a mi bola

Move along please folks unless you can help me with some Spanish colloquialisms because I suspect my leg is being gently pulled ... not going to say w...
286330Mar 14Mar 159 hrs ago

Changing my description, sigh

I've described myself as "a few extra pounds" from the start but I could always have stood to lose a stone (that's 14 pounds, or 6 kgs, for the rest o...
551850Mar 5Mar 57 hrs ago

Lost in translation

Ever had a hilarious translation error? Try one for yourself, if not - take an idiom from your own language, the odder the better. Translate it into a...
527530Feb 27Mar 56 hrs ago

Perfect match - but which one?

Let's call him A (for Adventure ) he's around 50, a good technician, will never have a problem finding a job, right now he's up for technical m...
1,0241140Feb 13Feb 2114 hrs ago

Quantum weird other-worldly music - the theremin

I'd never heard of these before, not by name, and was bug-eyed watching one played in a classical concert. It isn't touched but played by the energy o...
170100Feb 18Feb 187 hrs ago

Other people buy straw donkey souvenirs in Spain TWO-YEAR-OLD BLOG

Just back and I'm still slightly in shock - I have started the process of buying a townhouse there. Not a normal house, of course. That would be to...
1,512892Feb 2017Feb 171 hrs ago

Extracts from The Jewish Buddha

Couldn't pass up the chance to annoy two religious groups at once - but actually I thought this very witty. Jewish mamas are every mama at heart. And...
13790Feb 14Feb 147 hrs ago

The rock and the hard place - a modern microstory about business

The company I worked for, after beating off many attempts at hostile takeovers in the past, was shocked when several of our opposition, including our...
211140Feb 10Feb 14Apr 16

English is so weird

Limericks by sound, and by spelling - There once was an old man from York who took a fat pig for a walk, when asked "why this was, he said...
196170Feb 12Feb 127 hrs ago

Really REALLY honest profile comments

You want honest profiles? I found some spotted on websites, pruned out the crudest, sharing twenty of those that made me blink. These were all from p...
319180Oct 23Feb 12Apr 15

Replacing priests with OMG

Catholic priests have been taking a lot of flak in our lifetimes. Never married, no children, how DARE they tell us what to think or how to react, eh?...
661511Feb 7Feb 96 hrs ago

All the things NOT in your profile

You are not your age, nor the size of clothes you wear, You are not a weight, or the color of your hair. You are not your name, or the dimples in yo...
887910Jan 22Feb 4Apr 17

Anyone having good weather?

My daughter is walking her dog in 6 inches of snow. My friend there in Natal is resisting being washed out of her house by torrential rain. I know the...
8491160Feb 1Feb 47 hrs ago

Angry violent incredible dancing - wow

I might be the last person on CS to be mindboggled by Charity and Andres, but if there's anyone else who has missed them up to now - this particular r...
513550Jan 28Jan 317 hrs ago

Mind AWOL

We all, I think, I hope, have that moment of walking into a room, then wondering what we went there for. Or stopping halfway up the stairs and thinkin...
362380Jan 17Jan 1824 hrs ago

Tenants from hell ... suggestions welcome

This applies in SA but anyone with suggestions within general law, please shout out - Friend of mine bought a house with a cottage which had sitti...
944-0Oct 13Jan 13Apr 17

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