September 18th, 2008

Adventure before dementia


I saw this on jamalov29LJ and since on many of my list - what a great idea. When you read this leave a quote from our favourite series.

I have been re-watching season 2, and am now re-watching it again as I was mad enough to sign up for seasonal_spuffyand have had a "thought". Well, any excuse is as good as none to watch Spike in action! So, I give you a Spike quote that sums up him as a character (and James as an actor), the episode it is from (Hallowean) and lastly, this MEME :-

"This is ... neat"

James - silhouette

Rhodes Pic Scam 5 - Rhodes Town

This is the second of the Dodecanese Islands we have been to - and in both cases the capital city has the same name as the island.

So, here are some memories of our day in Rhodes town.

They start at the harbour, which is the site of the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the 7 Ancient Wonders of the World, and then go into the old town, which is a World Heritage Site.  We didn't go into the new 1/2 of the town, as it is "just" a shopping centre, and that is not our idea of a holiday!

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Rules On Staying Young

I read this on kalinda001   s LJ a few weeks back and just had to share it with the rest of you.

George Carlin's Views on Aging: 

Do you realize that the only time in our lives when we like to get old is when we're kids? If you're less than 10 years old, you're so excited about aging that you think in fractions. 'How old are you?' 'I'm four and a half!'  You're never thirty-six and a half. You're four and a half, going on five! That's the key
You get into your teens, now they can't hold you back. You jump to the next number, or even a few ahead. 'How old are you?' 'I'm gonna be 16!'  You could be 13, but hey, you're gonna be 16!
And then the greatest day of your life . You become 21. Even the words sound like a ceremony . YOU BECOME 21 YESSSS!!!But then you turn 30. Oooohh, what happened there? Makes you sound like bad milk!  He TURNED; we had to throw him out.  There's no fun now, you're just a sour-dumpling. What's wrong? What's changed? 
You BECOME 21, you TURN 30, then you're PUSHING 40. Whoa! Put on the brakes, it's all slipping away. Before you know it, you REACH 50 and your dreams are gone.
But wait!!! You MAKE it to 60. You didn't think you would!  So you BECOME 21, TURN 30, PUSH 40, REACH 50 and MAKE it to 60.You've built up so much speed that you HIT 70! After that it's a day-by-day thing; you HIT Wednesday!
You get into your 80's and every day is a complete cycle; you HIT lunch; you TURN 4:30 ; you REACH bedtime. 

And it doesn't end there. Into the 90s, you start going backwards;  'I Was JUST 92.' 

Then a strange thing happens. If you make it over 100, you become a little kid again. 'I'm 100 and a half!' May you all make it to a healthy 100 and a half!!
1.  Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about them. That is why you pay 'them.'
2.  Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity. 

3.  Keep learning.  Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever.  Never let the brain idle.  'An idle mind is the devil's workshop' and the devil's name is Alzheimer's.
4.  Enjoy the simple things.

5.  Laugh often, long and loud.  Laugh until you gasp for breath.
6.  The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on.  The only person who is with us our entire life is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.
7.  Surround yourself with what you love, whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.
8.  Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.
9.  Don't take guilt trips.  Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county; to a foreign country but NOT to where the guilt is.
10.  AND ALWAYS REMEMBER:  Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. 
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Adventure before dementia

Fictional Characters MEME.

I read this MEME on[info]plantassassin s LJ and

1) comment on this post
2) I will give you a letter.
3) Think of 5 fictional characters whose name starts with that letter and post their names and your comments on these characters in your LJ.
4) Link back to that entry here.

She gave me the letter G ... and immediately panic set in!  So I had a thought ... and another thought and eventually thought of 5 people for my list -

1.  Giles - Buffy, the Vampire Slayer
I am re-watching early BtVS, and really love Giles in these episodes.  Today I saw him in "Passion" and I wept for him.
The whole series was full of great characters (played by superb actors), and this is why it still has a special place in my heart

2.   Gwen - Torchwood
She is feisty - and just what I wish I could be ... and she ended up kissing Cap'n John, so I am very envious!!
The whole series is again one I love.  Gwen's story line has been full all the way through, and even though I find a coupe of minor faults in her character, I like it that she is multi-facetted.

3.  Gan - Blakes 7
My first fan-dom ... and I am still a member!
Gan was great in the first couple of episodes, but sadly his character was under-used.  I wish the writers had built on his inital personality, and not just focussed on his size (and his limiter)

4.   Guinan - Star Trek, Next Generation
She is lovely.  And stunning to see Whoopie Golberg being so quiet.  One of the things of a lot of long-term shows is the use of such characters, that can come and go; but gat used to add depth to a storyline.

5.  Grandma Thunderbirds
Well, I must admit, I had problems finding characters beginning with "G" - But I am genuinly a Thunderbirds fan.  Grandma was another of those characters who weren't on often, but she had some great lines when she did!

So, there is my list completed - and it was harder than I thought it would be.

If you want to have a go, do let me know and I will give you a letter ... If not, just read my scribble and move onto better entries!