Annoying people on the Train or Bus

Every work day I plod along to the train station and get on the train to the CBD.  I always get a seat because I get on at the start of the line, hooray, however when I return home from the CBD the train is packed.  Usually I do get a seat because I squirm my way on.  What annoys me the most is someone tapping his foot on the floor, which sets up a vibration, and well, is just – annoying to me.  The other thing that really annoys me no end is people placing their bags ( mostly women with handbags ) on the seat next to them, even in peak hours, so someone has to ask them to move their bag so that someone can sit down.

Go in the Poll to choose up to 3 highly annoying things you experience on the trains or the buses.  I have excluded “rabble rousers” or the general activity of rowdy or drunk or boisterous or downright nasty passengers on the public transport system, as in my opinion, such would annoy anyone.  Also, I excluded the obvious experience of the train being late or breaking down, as the Poll covers annoying things done by individual passengers on the train / bus.

One day on the packed train I was on, just before Easter, a dapper sort of man was about to get on but another man, a burly type also wanted to get on. There wasn’t enough room on the train for both of them, so the burly type tried to barge his way ahead of the other, whom was rightfully first to get on the already packed train.  Anyhow a fight ensued with women screaming and me thinking OMG I hope they don’t squash me, as I was standing close by the doors.  The scuffle spilled out onto the platform and to everyone’s astonishment, the “dapper” sort of man then grabbed the other guy by the shirt and whipped out a badge, holding it up for all to see.  He grinned or grimaced and said “you aren’t going anywhere Sunshine”.  He was a police officer, but in plain clothes!

So, join in this anonymous Poll if there is something which really “gets your goat” so to speak, on the train and / or bus and let’s see what is the most annoying !!

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Where in the Clouds is my @ !? &* Ipod Song ?? How to use iTunes.

So, I like writing, and lately I have been busy working out how the heck to use iTunes, even though I have owned an iPod Touch for years upon end, and just this year I acquired an iPad. At least for some of us, it can be very bewildering and a “mine-field” trying to plough through the iTunes Programme / software, and work out how to use it. I know that even people higher than me, meaning people at my work who earn twice or thrice as much as me because they are Managers or Directors, scratch their heads, wondering how to use iTunes.

Therefore, as a result of my research and writing, I have actually written a 15 page instruction on “How to use iTunes,” at least, it is a manual for the 50s and over, such as me! It is an easy reference for Her Majesty Me to use from now on.

I like to organise and collate and document what I know, hence the “birth” of this iTunes instructional manual, complete with a Table of Contents and hypertext links to key information.

I have converted the document to a PDF which you are free to download or save to your computer and use Adobe Acrobat Reader to read. If you don’t have AAR already, it is free, and can be saved to your computer from the Adobe website.

http://get.adobe.com/reader/

Then you can run or open the Acrobat Reader and open the manual, or just double click on the manual title once you have saved it to your PC.

If this effort can help just one person work out “what is what” regarding how to use iTunes to get music onto their iPod, Her Majesty Me would be VERY pleased!  Click on the link below to save the Manual to your computer.

 

Using iTunes by Her Majesty Me – August 2014

Squisahble Squirt & Baby in an Egg

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A long time ago I acquired Squishable Squirt as in the turtle Squirt from Finding Nemo.  I love him, he is the best, most of all because he has a hard shell and I can tuck his little head and flippers into his shell.  One day I was demonstrating un-tucking him from his shell, and to my surprise, I pulled his little body right through and out of his shell altogether.

I wanted to get another Squishable Squirt for a friend, so this week I did a Google search under all sorts of terms like “squirt turtle with hard shell” and “squirt turtle tuck into shell” to no avail.  Her Majesty Me was not pleased.

Then, success!  I have my Squirt at work (along with a toy Racoon, a Squirrel, a bean bag leopard and a small duck – the sort that comes with the chick in the egg that pops out ).  I grabbed my squishy Squirt and turned him upside down to read on his shell underside something like “Disney Hasbro 2002”. At first I gave a gasp because it seemed like only 11 days ago that I had first watched “Finding Nemo” NOT eleven years ago ( when it came out in 2003 ).

So, of course, I went onto eBay & typed in “SQUIRT DISNEY HASBRO 2002”.  Lo and behold, a Squishy Squirt popped up, in Canada.  So with great delight I bid on this rare and fun gorgeous Squirt and got it for just $10.

Squishy SquirtThis little Squirt is officially called a “Shell Squishin Squirt” or a “Shell Squish In Squirt”.  At the moment of posting this, there are some of these available on  AMAZON.

I must confess that I also looked at the seller’s other items & found an Anne Geddes baby in a white bunny suit, in a chocolate egg.  I fell in love with this, and bought that also!  It is 6 inches or so in height with baby sitting in the egg, and the baby itself comes out and stand-alone she is about 7 inches.  Cute.

Anne Geddes Baby Bunny in EggBaby_in_Egg1 (11)I have seen Anne Geddes cute babies on cards and calendars and what-not, but never really wanted any AG baby paraphernalia – until now.  I am spoiling myself with getting this one.  It is my birthday next month after all.

The bunny in an egg doll cost $15, and I paid for the 2 to be posted to me together from Canada to Australia by surface mail.  It will take 4 to 6 weeks for them to arrive, but that is fine by me, as postage was $10 USD only.

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The Animal and Super-hero in You & Reflecting on Entropy & Time

I decreed in THIS post that I would put up the RESULTS of the Animal Personality Quiz & the Hero Personality Quiz, and here they are below.

The Animal and Hero in You

My favourite animal at the Zoo is the Crocodile, and that is because in the mainstream “dog eat dog” world (so to speak metaphorically) rather than being small, meek & mild, which is what I believe people perceive me as being, I would like to be mean, green and lean. Well no, but I fancy myself being ruthless and strong and fearsome – of course only if I need to be !!

My twin sister’s favourite Zoo animal is the huge beautiful Galapagos Tortoise and she is happy with my reading or interpretation. She actually is a lot quieter than me, and quite placid like the Tortoise.

My favourite Super-hero is Batman and this is because he faces his fears, as I like to do. My sister’s fav is without a doubt, Spider-man, and this mainly is because he is given great power and has great responsibility with it. She also feels this.

Pardner’s favourite super-hero is Super-man. I don’t need to say more about that.

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I loved the Bucky Beaver Ipana toothpaste ads and they worked.  We bought Ipana, and I somehow scored a beautiful gold coloured special Bucky Beaver patch from who knows where.

I was into collecting fabric “patches” when I was a teenager, and using some of them too, to patch up holes in ragged old jeans.  I loved my Bucky Beaver patch but lost it in the “mists of time”.  You can get an idea of what it was like, by imagining the picture below to be oval shaped fabric with gold edging on a white background, and a handsome Bucky smiling at you, but without his toothpaste.  Yes, it was just Bucky, pure & simple.

 

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Typewriter Cat

One day not too long ago, I thought I could remember when I was a lot younger that we kids liked to use the manual typewriter to type out pictures. Then I recalled when I was at school and learned “the art or skill of typewriting” and the course also introduced us to “typewriter art”.

To be honest, I was good at typewriting or typing – text or that is – letters and documents and such stuff. I quickly learned “touch typing” and boy did us girls give that carriage return a hefty whirl when we tried to be the most fastest and accurate touch typist!   Today I can probably touch type approx. 50 ( fifty ) words per minute.  If you want to learn how to touch type, there’s a free lesson on the internet  HERE.

I was awarded the Honor Certificate in Year 11 for best student in typewriting. Soon after that, Dad got the family a golf-ball typewriter. Wow, the whole family was so impressed and I remember we all had to line up to try it out. I respected & loved that super-duper electronic golf-ball typewriter.

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Make your Own Fun

I’m into having a bit of fun now, in the wake of spending July working, being a bit un-well myself and looking after a sick cat and a sick partner. My Pardner unfortunately had the “flu and when I say “the flu” I mean it. Luckily, being sensible, I had taken the flu vaccination earlier this year ( free through work, yay ) and did not get this year’s influenza. We learned a lot about each other and about not taking Life for granted and I tried a Spell to “ban the bug”, wishing them off the face off the Earth, never to blight Life again. I hope it works.

My Pardner and I endeavour to be light-hearted at the best of times, and will sing lines to each other from songs, in normal conversation. So, for example, if we are about to settle down to watch a movie and he scampers off to his Study to do something, then comes back saying “where are we now?” referring to what we are viewing, I would sing “we’ve only just begun”, which is of course the line from a lovely song by The Carpenters.

It is quite fun to do this, I have to admit. We also like to “put on airs” in our own home, and I admit this bit is influenced by watching “Kath and Kim.”   Following on from the general populace here pronouncing “Target” as TAR – GAY in a bid to make it sound posh, my Pardner and I naturally fell into pronouncing our words with posh sounding ends.

Apologies to vegetarians, I am not in your league. So, we pronounce BACON as “bake- ONNN” drawing out the ON part, and SAUSAGE as “Sos – AAAAAHGE”, you get the idea I think. When you pronounce them this way, they do sound posh.

Recently at work I submitted a Personality Quiz composed by Her Majesty, Me, where people can select an Animal and / or a Super-hero, and be psycho-analysed, well, at least, based upon my observations and other things, they can get a “reading” about their possible personality. The Quiz is yet to be uploaded because more recently we got a new Director, and none are sure about whether he has a fun portion in him that likes Personality Quizes put on the intranet.

So, embedded in this Post below, is a Word document which anyone who feels like it, can download or open ( no viruses, we have banned Viruses from our Queendom ) to take the Quiz. I did trial these quizes on my Sister and my Pardner and the results, I have to say, were accurate.

Animal and Super Hero Personality Quiz

Misunderstood lyrics are a fun way to pass the time. Back in the days before we had dial-up Internet access, I would spend hours listening to songs that we had recorded from the radio onto cassette tapes, listening to the lyrics and writing them down. An honest day or so of real work sometimes yielded strange results. I loved Kate Bush’s songs and must have listened a hundred times to “Wuthering Heights”.   I concluded that she must at one point, be singing about “batteries in the night” only to find when the magic of the Internet became common-place, that the lyrics were actually “bad dreams in the night.”

Unintentional misheard lyrics are actually called “mondegreens” according to my favourite website which provides misheard lyrics, URL below.

http://www.amiright.com/misheard/

 

Her Majesty, Me, decrees that she will post the results of the Quizes later.

 

 

Honestly, Me

19 August 2014

Her Majesty Me

This is a web log or a Blog about “Her Majesty Me”, an honest maker at age 50. Honestly, we make our own choices or decisions which make or break us. So, if YOU are honest, whether like me, you are fifty, or un-like me right at this very moment, you are in your fifties, or below fifty or above fifty, making your Life HONEST is about knowing who you are, and about loving and caring for yourself while loving and caring for others too.

What does being HONEST mean to me?

It means being in touch with all that you / I are connected to, and being in the “present”, learning from the “past” and taking concrete informed & considered action for the “future.”

It means living out your daily life honestly, i.e. from your central being or Core, interacting with others from a place of pride, a sense that you are looked after by the Universe and that you are free to be who you really are.

It means looking at yourself honestly and realising that you contribute toward making your time and others times spent on Earth, enjoyable, educative and interactive, while recognising that all Life and Matter is inter-connected & inter-related – AND that we are all supposed to live happy fulfilled Lives, i.e. to live with our NEEDS met, with a layer of joy / happiness, mild challenges & comfort on top of that.

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Now that I am 50 years old, I have found that it is time for “Me time”.   By this I mean it’s my time to shake off the shackles of past obligations, fears and wrong beliefs, and to relate to other human beings from a place of majesty, being from a position where I feel good about myself.

I choose a perspective or choice where I am proud of myself for my achievements, and a vantage point from where I can look at myself as someone who honestly supports others, while trying to look after myself.   Her Majesty Me – who has honest yet ordinary experiences, which she grows or learns from, and which she enjoys, and sometimes shares and teaches to others.

 So, what IS an “Honest-maker” ?

An honest-maker is a term that I have made up, meaning someone who sees her/his Life as something s/he has honestly created. So, this blog will chronicle my honest day to day thoughts and my own philosophy and experiences in a random spiral of majestic words. That is my choice. I invite you too to be an Honest-maker.  Whatever version you like ( or stage or step that you are on ), be authentic.  Be honestly YOU.

Some information about me, honestly.

  • I am 50 years of Earth age
  • I am Female
  • I have lived in Australia since I was a baby
  • I was born overseas
  • I live with a partner ( “Pardner” ) and a cat ( “The Cat” )
  • I work in the main-stream
  • I like the color pink, and I like sweet things
  • I love writing and reading
  • I can’t sing, but I like to imagine & to create

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