Thinking out loud
page, like a lot of the site is just me thinking out loud,
joting down thoughts and memories; as much for my sake as
anything else. So don't be thinking "boy this guy thinks
a lot of himself" because 1. that would be quite ironic
really and 2. I don't expect anyone to read it anyway! I
guess it's like a diary that only gets filled in every once
and a while.
you ever just sat down and thought to yourself, "I'm
alive?" Have you ever marveled at a rose, or the intricacies
of a spider's web, stared for hours at a starlit sky, or a
wonderful rainbow? Have you been blessed with seeing the Northern
or Southern Lights? Living in the north of Scotland I see
the Northern Lights quite often and they never fail to fill
me with wonder and awe. Life is the greatest gift bestowed
upon us by our Creator. When I'm feeling down I am often just
thankful that I am alive, what an amazing gift.
people died in the UK during the storms on 28/01/02. During
this a conscientious pilot decided to abort a takeoff as he
felt there was a danger to his passengers. Some of them complained.
seems to me that some people moan for the sake of moaning.
What if that pilot had ignored his gut instinct and there'd
been an accident? As it was some people were late getting
to their destination, late and alive.
firelighters that don't burn? Well sure they burn eventually
but I mean you'd think that striking a match holding it to
the firelighter for a few seconds would get it going, but
no. I've had matches burn right to the end and the firelighter
like the match, goes out! Arrgghhh Worse still are firelighters
that start burning, you place coal around them and go back
shortly after to find the firelighter has burned away and
left the coal with hardly a singe! It's usually when it's
the last couple of firelighters in the house too so then you
go rummaging looking for yesterday's newspaper which you discover
has been chucked out because you knew you wouldn't need it,
you have firelighters afterall! This leads to much searching
for old boxes (used the cornflake one last week so no use
looking in there) or bits of wood you thought you'd need.
Well you were right, you need them to do what the firelighters
should have done.