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Chill out it's Friday

  1. SimeyC profile image89
    SimeyCposted 4 years ago

    I really should put this in a hub and enter the competition, but I won't.

    Everyone chill out!! We're all so focused on earning on HP, complaning about HP, complaining about Google, bemoaning our writing lives (myself included) that we're forgetting what really is important.

    As I sit here, my 86 year old father in law is trying to recover from a bout of sickness that has left him seriously weakened. As I sit here, peoplle are sitting in Syrua, Nigeria and various other countries around the world dying, or fearing for their lives. As I sit here, peole are being murdered for daring to oppose or for expressing their opinion. As I site here, women are being treated like dogs, children are being left to starve, poor are being neglected, the diseases are dying.

    While there are some people on here that rely on HP, many of us do not - so let's get realistic and for once be grateful for what we have, and for what we have achieved - we are the lucky ones who have the ability to complain that Google Panda is killing us - for one, I'd prefer it to be Panda than the Syrian government!

    So chill out, crack open a beer (Mine is an IPA today) and enjoy the life you have - don't worry about traffic - it'll come back or not.....

    ...OK rant over...go back to what you were doing, I'll sit here quietly drinking my beer!

    1. Hollie Thomas profile image60
      Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Amen. My son fell from a 20ft balcony just over two weeks ago, fractured his scull and was bleeding (small bleed from the brain) for the first 36 hours there was a possibility that he might need major neurological surgery. There were fears(initially that he'd broken his back and when they were dispelled there were fears that he'd broken his neck) Fortunately neither. He had however, fractured a bone in his hand. At the fracture clinic recently (weds) we were told that he'd ruptured his extension tendon for the middle finger of his right hand. He needs an urgent operation which we are told may take place Sunday. We are also told that he may never be able to use his middle finger fully again. He's 19 years old and almost qualified as a hairdresser. Two days before the accident he was offered a place at a prestigious salon to complete his training. He's worried about his place, I'm just thankful he's still alive. We all need to get some perspective.

      1. SimeyC profile image89
        SimeyCposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        My thoughts are with you and your son, and I hope all goes well with him. He sound like he is very talented, so I am sure he has the determination and courage to switch hands if he needs to!

        1. Hollie Thomas profile image60
          Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Thank you SimeyC, like I keep telling him what's meant to be is meant to be. He'll survive because he's cute, good looking, talented and above all, my son. wink

          1. SimeyC profile image89
            SimeyCposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            And you're not biased at all are you! smile

            1. Hollie Thomas profile image60
              Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Not at all. big_smile

    2. BLACKANDGOLDJACK profile image84
      BLACKANDGOLDJACKposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      So what's your favorite IPA?

      Have you tried Dundee IPA in the green bottle?

      I like it even better that Sam Adams White Water IPA.

      Yeah, I'll be forgetting all the world's problems real soon, especially my own.

      You look like an expert on writing hubs. You got any good ones on good beer?

      1. SimeyC profile image89
        SimeyCposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you for the compliment! I actually do have a hub entitled 'What is the best beer' - my favorite is Bells Hopslam - funny enough I just bought some of the Sam Adams you mentioned and am about to try it!

  2. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    Come to think of it, I do have my $1 lottery ticket working for me this weekend.big_smile

  3. Hollie Thomas profile image60
    Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago

    I am having a glass of Guinness with a touch of blackcurrant.  I have no idea what IPA is, however, I would also drink one with you, too.

    1. SimeyC profile image89
      SimeyCposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Aha - I used to call that the Pink Panther! We also have Guinness in the fridge!!!

      1. Hollie Thomas profile image60
        Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        You should indulge my friend. smile

        1. SimeyC profile image89
          SimeyCposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I'm in the middle of a Banana Bread ale and then I'm onto the Sam Adams!

          1. Hollie Thomas profile image60
            Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Good for you, it's Friday. If you're as old as me you'll remember that Friday, Crunchie feeling?

            1. SimeyC profile image89
              SimeyCposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Wow - I miss the crunchie! It's hard to get out here in the states! That melt in the mouth yumminess!!!!!

              1. Hollie Thomas profile image60
                Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                I've actually not seen one for ages, but the other day I spotted a walnut whip. Absolute heaven!

                1. SimeyC profile image89
                  SimeyCposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  Yumm! and then the old Curly Wurly!!!!

                  1. Hollie Thomas profile image60
                    Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                    You can't beat a curlywurly. In fact my son, Thomas, asked me for one when he was in hospital (when he was little and he'd fallen or something, I'd always buy him a curlywurly) But there again, a cream egg or mint aero are also serious contenders.

  4. rebekahELLE profile image92
    rebekahELLEposted 4 years ago

    the response to rebecca black's friday song ~  TGIF song ~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlyXNRrsk4A

    bring on the sam adams. big_smile

    and the music

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJtB55Ma … embedded#!

  5. mythbuster profile image86
    mythbusterposted 4 years ago

    This is a great Friday... I'm in Canada and last weekend brought snow and bad road conditions... today, it feels like Spring and almost all the snow is gone. I saw a few people outside with shorts on, so the end of the week is warm, snow-free, and making me look forward to Spring. I cheered myself up during the snow storm last weekend by starting some container garden plants and today, 7 out of 10 types of plants have shoots showing above the soil... Yes, definitely, today and tonight is for chillin' out and daydreaming about Spring which is just around the corner!

    (Daylight Savings Time Clock change tomorrow night... another indication that winter is going to be a memory soon)


    smile

    1. Hollie Thomas profile image60
      Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah that's nice, for me spring indicates optimism. I'm taking my son and daughter to New Quay, south Wales in two weeks (part of my sons rehabilitation) can't wait. Got my camera, my kids and my dog. Wonderful!

 
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