June 28th, 2012

Closer to God

Just A Thought!

In the mornings I read The Bible, and at present enjoying the paraphrased version, The Message. It makes verses and stories I know come alive.

Today I was reading, and I just loved this verse -

Joshua 1 v 9 (The Message):
"Strength! Courage! Dont be timid Dont be discouraged. God, your God, is with you every step you take"

I must focus and remember it when things seem a bit low.

Spike - Punked on the Tube

100 Meme - Film #17

For my birthday last year, Nick bought me a set of 50 films on DVD, and I am slowly watching those I didn't know. The latest one Blood on the Sun is starring James Cagney, and although filmed in 1945 it is in B&W.

Nick Condon James Cagney) is a newspaper reporter working in Tokyo who refuses to toe the Japanese line on the expansionist policies of the anti-democratic Imperialist government. When it become clear to the authorities that Condon isn't going to cooperate and that he has some valuable information and contacts, they decide to get him in their clutches for some interrogations and then dispose of him.

According to IMDb ... "The DVD sleeve notes claim that this was one of the first American martial-arts movies. Though not a martial-arts movie by modern standards and definitions, judo is seen in the movie and with James Cagney performing it. Cagney insisted on doing his own stunts in the film."

This really brought back some great memories for me as I learnt Judo for 7 years ... so, yes, I know how to do these moves (even the strangle at the end!)

James - totally fascinated

A La Ronde - An Afternoon Trip

This afternoon, Christine came over after work and we went to A La Ronde - a 16 sided house in Exmouth (near Exeter)


It was built for two spinster cousins, Jane and Mary Parminter, on their return from a grand tour of Europe in the late 18th century. It contains many objects and mementoes of their travels. They also built a Church nearby to work with poor children in the village. Both the ladies are buried there.

The extraordinary interior decoration includes a feather frieze, gathered from native game birds and chickens, laboriously stuck down with isinglass.

There is also a fragile shell-encrusted gallery, said to contain nearly 25,000 shells, which can be viewed in its entirety using a touch screen 360 degree virtual tour.

Until it went into the hands of The National Trust the house was passed through the family, going to single ladies only. Although one married while there, and brought her husband to live with her. He did many renovations including centarl heating, in late Victorian times.

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LOL - James

Would You Marry Again?

A husband and wife are sitting quietly in bed reading when the Wife looks over at him and asks the question....

WIFE: "What would you do if I died? Would you get married again?"

HUSBAND: "Definitely not!"

WIFE: "Why not? Don't you like being married?"

HUSBAND: "Of course I do.."

WIFE: "Then why wouldn't you remarry? "

HUSBAND: "Okay, okay, I'd get married again."

WIFE: "You would?" (with a hurt look)

HUSBAND: (makes audible groan)

WIFE: "Would you live in our house?"

HUSBAND: "Sure, it's a great house."

WIFE: "Would you sleep with her in our bed?"

HUSBAND: "Where else would we sleep?"

WIFE: "Would you let her drive my car?"

HUSBAND: "Probably, it is almost new."

WIFE: "Would you replace my pictures with hers?"

HUSBAND: "That would seem like the proper thing to do."

WIFE: "Would you give her my jewelry?"

HUSBAND: "No, I'm sure she'd want her own."

WIFE: "Would you take her golfing with you?

HUSBAND: "Yes, those are always good times."

WIFE: "Would she use my clubs?

HUSBAND: "No, she's left-handed."

WIFE: -- silence --

HUSBAND: "Oooooooooooooops."
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