Monday, October 23, 2017

Feet of Clay

Just dirty or Feet of Clay
Thought for Today 43/500
Rather rough start to the day... my marketing system was unresponsive and my coffee office wifi problematic.
Just saw some note about NBN CEO saying technology might need to be restricted to allow them to make a quid.
My daughter has a new apartment in East Perth - mobile internet is about 75 mg/sec and the adsl suggests she will get between 3 and 6 mg/sec.
With Dad [ me ] paying for her connections, which do you think she will settle on??
Strange weather over the weekend - tropical I think which isn't Perth - warm during day and storms at night.

The #metoo movement has claimed one of my heros and I wonder who else has feet of clay... and the judgements are so subjective.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Said the spider to the fly

That's the problem with short term memory

Thought for Today 42/500
Droning droning in the background is that guy who has scared off a number of people who used to come to my place of solitude - sometimes people don't get it - reminds of "said the spider to the fly"
A good friend, Mark Whitehouse, has run for local council and given that 90% of votes are already in by post, do you think I can find any local press on results... not Dr Google, the Sunday Times, bloody frustrating and I think it explains a lot- when a crazy went crazy in Las Vegas you couldn't get away from it but stuff that might matter - nowhere to be found. Maybe a local TV station - nah! all news rooms control from Sydney and Melbourne.
Do vitamin and supplements work? I am not sure and this time
last year, before having a month off in Italy, Joanne and I gave up our "pills and potions". And in a year I haven't noticed any detriment but I am finally convinced I should take two supplements - multis for those over 50 and Glucosamine for the aches and pains... I will let you know in a couple of months if I notice and benefits!
Why now... a long commute to Melbourne on Monday - something I have done dozens of times, has take a week to recover from. I had lots of sleep yesterday - so much Joanne asked me "Are you sick?"
So, Chemist Warehouse here I come.

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Hopefully above ground!

Are you working DEEPLY?

Thought for Today 41/500
I am preparing for my new session DONE! Getting more important things done.... and have committed to researching new productivity stuff.
The new thinking is about making a distinction between Deep and shallow work - I have just listened to DEEP WORK by Cal Newport on Audible.
So, I will try and journal how much time I do deep work against shallow work - I am concerned that drinking coffee [ Australia's gift to the world Flat White ] won't make Deep Work.

I watched a great program on TV [ yes I like TV ] last night about 4 older English people searching for a place to retire - they visited Japan Kyoto where 30% of people are over 60!! What disturbed me was one of the group, who was identified as Wayne a classical dancer [ ballet no less ] said he had stopped thinking of dying - he was 68 and I have to say I am a young 66 and I never think of dying. It really disturbed my but the eldest of the group was 88 and he was a ball of fun... he was in his prime a professional dart player.
All the more reason for REBOOTOLOGY.
The Japanese have active work programs for those over 60 and getting a job is easy - sign up and they place you in 24 hours - it was interesting here a 88 year old being asked

"Where will you be in 5 years?" I think his answer was "Hopefully above ground!"

Friday, October 20, 2017

Knock Knock Knocking on Penny's Door

Penny Penny Penny

Thought for Today 40/500
The power of the trivial! I check in most days on Howard who writes about life and nonsense every day on Facebook.
Sometimes he writes deep and meaningful but mostly just fun and nonsense.
Yesterday he wrote about putting ginger in the curry - now ginger was the kids cat - and the comments set the world on fire. You Tube is ablaze with cat "torture" videos [ cats doing silly things ]
Just why do we find such pleasure in such things of NO substance??
This weekend in my state we are having local elections and 65% of people will blissfully ignore them but will complain when their green rubbish isn't collected on time... or will they complain or is it some whinging person that just annoys everyone.
Aaah we need all sorts to make the world go round.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Nigel the Pelican friend of NEMO

What's so unusual about being called Nigel?

Thought for Today 39/500
At coffee office - should have been doing sessions today but giving body time to recover from the 2017 version of the flu - thanks Susana for the encouragement - "My friend though it was the flu but the Doctor says it is lung Cancer" Mmmm I think I have the flu!
Yesterday started with me being accosted by the man who wanted to talk... and that attitude coloured my day. Today I have decided to be happier!!
So to start with examples of amazing service in contrast to yesterdays writings.
I had a steak lunch at the 7 Mile Inn in Balcatta. They have a lunch special steak - good value and the steak is usually cooked as ordered - medium rare for me - and the merlot is Jacobs Creek so nearly a perfect lunch.
My computer needed charging so I could write - but no power points in sight. I asked the duty manager and he said... "hold on a moment - I will run and extension cord for you and you can charge away!!" Good service delivered with unexpected good humour. Well done 7 Mile Inn.
I have been getting phone calls about my ABN number not showing the correct details and a major Local Government rang to order courses BUT the ABN was confusing.
I rang a help line and got NIGEL. We joked, laughed and shared [ yes he was from the Government and he did help me ] and he found out that when ASIC took over the State Business Name Registers somehow our records got "confused" NIGEL said he wanted to help more but couldn't but he then gave me the phone number to call, suggested the best time to call, explained what I had to ask ASIC to do and how it would work. Yes NIGEL was with the Government.
Thursday is a deep work day for me - I call it my warrior day - so after writing walking and my coffee, I will enter warrior mode but today I will start with a mindset of gratitude rather than confrontation.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

I want my space - please piss off!

I came here for solitude

Finished coffee and ready for action!
My coffee place has an alcove which is usually available for me - no need for eye contact, talking with, or interaction with others - a sanctuary if you like.
Hell when I turned the corner there was someone there waiting to talk to me. It was the guy who comes to the coffee place to share his point of view about the ills of the world and to hell if you have an opinion.
anyway, sometime ago, I said I don't want to chat this morning I came to write and I haven't been bothered yesterday and he turned his attention to someone else who, having been to polite to tell him to piss off, didn't come today.
Anyway I was asked why?? And I have him a straight answer which obviously was a mistake because after 5 minutes I had to ask him to leave me alone...
So, my question, do you have one of those people who are only interested in finding someone to convert to their point of view and who forget that we have one mouth and two ears and don't use them in that proportion!
So, the first 15 minutes of my sanctuary were a battle ground and my usual tranquil day beginning has been disrupted.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Call Buttons and NO service??

Is this drinkable??
Thought for Today 37/500
Well I am back in Perth - the weather her is like Melbourne - dull, drizzling, windy etc BUT without the chill! One lady at the sessions said she used to live in Rockingham but had been in Melbourne for 16 years and didn't want to come back - the weather does that to you - makes you mental! But I suppose living with all those English migrants in their thongs and socks gets to you! Just ask Western Australia's Premier Mark McGowan - he has gone made since living in Rockingham.
Well, I spent most of my 5400 kilometre commute sleeping.. as you do when you fly - I just don't understand people who can' sleep on planes... heck I slept on the bus to the airport - the driver cam to find me because nobody collected my luggage.
tried coke with coffee - god id was awful. The coffee tasted like coffee syrup - I thought Australia had moved on since then [ flat white anyone? ] Coke will look for answer why it failed but coffee taste won't be considered... but again incase Coke is listening, it tasted bloody awful!
Point of view - As I see it! : [ instead of Rant ]
2 hours into the return flight from Melbourne I woke and had missed the meal service... and durin the 5 minutes I had been awake I had made small chat with my traveling companion two seats away - he was a Holden fan and had a neat RIP T Shirt on - and he offered to push the service button. Now on every flight the captain welcomes you and says "Bob [ or Betty] and their team are here to help and make your flight fantastic..." so I was expecting some one would turn up. Well a delightful [ she really was so I didn't get angry at any stage - although there were many reasons to ] flight steward eventually came 42 minutes after pushing the button and said "the call light is on - did anyone want something? or was it a mistake??"
And another 20 minutes later I got a serve of cheese and bikkies and a glass of read... people say its me but the difference between seat 32D in economy and 7B in business is $1500.
I think I will learn to put up with being ignored - when the service did come it was delightful... maybe they need more stewards?? maybe??

#Qantas #Fail #WayneMansfield #BusinessSeminarsAustralia

Monday, October 16, 2017

Where do the students park at this high school?

Anywhere they please apparently!

OK I will drive myself but where do I park?
Thought for Today 36/500
I am sitting in Queen Street Melbourne - you forget how cold Melbourne is until you visit again! - having a coffee - about 3000 kilometres from my last coffee in Perth.
I am going to do 6 hours of sessions than fly back to Perth and away from the cold.
Why is coffee so cheap in Melbourne - it could be that it is terrible but that maybe just this place but what costs $4.40 in Perth costs only $3.20 here - strange stuff!!
Unexpected consequences?? In today's photo I have a story from the Perth Sunday Times that talks about parking issues at Perth's secondary school... when they increased the age that ypung people had to continue education, there was no allowance that more students would be of Drivers Licence Age and they would choose to drive to school. The result - chaos at the start and finish of the school day as students collide with parents dropping off and picking up younger students and a general lack of parking... the people who increased the school leaving age, didn't plan for more students driving to school.
There are dozens of examples of "unexpected consequences" like this and I will find a few and share them with you as they make themselves known.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Airline food in Cardboard Boxes! Where will it end?

REALLY AWFUL - airline food [ already questionable ] served in a card board Box

Thought for Today 35/500
Getting ready for midnight flight this evening to Melbourne... arrive 6'ish, to the city, two sessions [ one 9 to 12 than 1 to 4 ] back to airport, and back in Perth for a coffee and merlot before bed. How is that for a commute - 5400 Kilometre round trip!
Ooops and they don't serve Merlot in the Qantas Lounge! Melbourne airport does have a Nandos so I can avoid the airline food - Qantas now serve it in take away cardboard boxes... I think you can take cost cutting too far - it is inedible!! Trust me, I tried a few flights back and nearly choked on it..
Article in today's newspaper glorifying Elvis and Priscilla - seems insensitive with all that is going on in Hollywood and the casting couch.
The thing that gets my goat today is the AFL trying to get a minimum $10 million payment for 20 years from the new stadium in Perth - greedy bastards I say!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Do finger Prints Change?

Why not just reduce prices??

Thought for Today 34/500
This morning I am listening to Peter Diamandis - the most electric mind I have heard - author of ABUNDANCE and BOLD books that talk about "the world is better than you think."
Need a lift?? Read these or listen to Peter - your life will never be the same again.
What is your Massively Transformative Purpose ??
Can finger prints change?? Yes is the answer so identification by your "finger mark" isn't 100% fool proof - I wonder whether DNA will become fallible?? Rather than operators getting slack [ as in Western Australia ] will illness or other biology change your DNA?
The mainstream media, who must have known, going crazy about the relevations of the Hollywood casting couch. And the plebes lapping it up... and I am sure those magazins will have bumper sales this month.
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Friday, October 13, 2017

Leave the clocks alone its natures way

The universe has a wicked sense of humour... I have been working on a project for about a month, everything is looking great but this morning we took 5 steps back!! I think SHE [ I always think of the Universe as a SHE } is saying, don't get in front of yourself!! Anyway, the easy day isn't today!
Tomorrow is Saturday and with Mark at ProCopy we will record some more Thoughts of the Day - glad you are liking them or search iTunes "Rebootology" to subscribe.
Did you know Red Wine every day is like medicine - better than an apple a day. I am not sure I like the idea of non meat meat grown in a lab.
Eastern States people not calculating daylight saving time... I am getting lots of people ringing really early and getting "edgy" when I don't phone back until the sun gets up in Perth... the next thing is that they will want us to change our clocks.

#Rebootology #waynemansfield #businessseminarsaustralia

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Traditional News - is it worth it at 50% off?

Be careful or you will drop your teeth
Here is a thought for you... I stopped my subscription for the West Australian newspaper some months ago... I have been getting my news fix on the phone.
Got an email - says "come back we miss you" and we will give you a 50% discount on what you used to pay.
I am thinking, should I go back?? Joanne and I currently buy the Saturday and Sunday versions at cover price... so getting a week on the new rate is only a $1 more...
What do you think??
Juggling has shown to reduce stooping in people older than 70... of course you have to catch a few balls for it to be effective!
Hollywood tearing itself apart but still lecturing everybody else... and all the time I think Canada thanks its lucky stars that actors don't have the strength of their convictions - I thought they said if The Donald became POTUS they would immigrate.
As if we are surprised!! I am surprised that they are only saying Harvey was ugly - when will the anti-semetic shrill start??

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Socceroos progress [ JUST!! ]

What's the world coming too?

Isn't it painful watching Australia's soccer [ football] team struggle against an opponent that really should have been out for the count - or are we really that bad that our star [ Timmy ] is 90 days short of his 38 birthday.
And our super brat Kyrios chucks a hissy fit with the ref and walk off the tennis court in China.
That's got to do with everyone is a winner mentality and don't bother about keeping score, winning doesn't matter - pigs arse!!
Just heard that there is a new surf club in Perth's northern beaches that has reintroduced [ against the common trend the commentator said ] under 8 and under 9 COMPETITION, where they keep score, for surf lifesaving. Apparently it is important when saving lives that you at least try to win....

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Blue ocean v Red Ocean Business strategy??

I am out of here

Blue ocean v Red Ocean Business strategy??
That is what trigger the grey matter this morning. Apparently, in business, you can compete and the water will become bloody [ Red Ocean ] or find a new niche and have it to yourself. [ Blue Ocean ]
So that is what was going on... we used to develop new subjects, go to new cities, and get new people - the wide blue ocean and then people came along and competed with us [ the ocean turned red ] Yet what we should have been doing is moving further forward...
Your only competitor when you think this way is "The future" and there is so much of that... everything to come is the future.
Why do we sneeze less when sleeping?? Apparently it has to do with REM... any more explanation is for you to find... call it your home work!
When will the Australian Government, you know the clowns we elected to Govern, start governing?? We are in a place of indecision again: Same Sex Marriage, The GST, The foreign citizenship High Court Challenge, gas shortage, hung parliament, $50 billion submarines and more all waiting for a decision... get on with it guys - and don't do a Nick Zenaphon - who has grabbed his bat and ball and gone home!

Monday, October 09, 2017

Pocket Cast - a Gem from Adelaide

Thought for Day 29/500
The first 13 episodes of The Rebootology podcast have been published... thanks Mark Whitehouse for your amazing editing skills.
Mark sent me this note yesterday:
Podcast App Alternative:
Apparently some people are dropping Apple for this
The app was developed in Adelaide by a small team and I have been using it for a few years BUT you have to pay something for it I Think it was $4 but it is worth it.
Want to listen to Rebootology?
The url is and I recommend double speed - makes the pain go faster! LOL

Friday, October 06, 2017

The Maids Day out

Friday in Perth - apparently the only place in Australia not either flooding or cooking. It amuses me when we have the West Australian weather forecast - over in 20 seconds for an area 7 times the size of Texas.
The Rebootology Podcast is up and working - I find listening to me at double speed is best!! the link is in your podcast app.
You can make a razor sharp on a leather strap because it has jewellers dust on it... jewellers dust has little tinny pieces of diamonds - the worlds hardest natural thing. So there!
Ever noticed groups of Filipina sharing coffee?? I think they are swapping notes about how to end up with the money. Considering the Las Vegas situation this week I am convinced of it. Sorry if that offends but Rose Hancock in Perth did it well - ended up with a few houses and nearly $50 million. Not bad for a house keeper.

Discussing House KEEPING tactics

Thursday, October 05, 2017

AGATHA how many ways do I love you?

Thought of the Day 25/500
Thursday in Perth and as I am sure I will report for a few months to come - endless blue sky.
I have been listening to Gary Vaynerchuk on the walks the last few days... and this mornings chat with James Altucher was uplifting. May I suggest that you find him on your podcast player and infuse yourself with some reality - he says that being an entrepreneur means he eats shit every day... I needed to hear that because the last few days have been like working through a shit sandwich but to hear it is normal, even though I have been doing this for 40 years - is somehow liberating.
Apparently there is a new Youtube Video too which I will check out and let you know about.
Cold milk froths more than room temperature milk because the fats haven't broken down yet. So, to get the best HOT milk for your flat white you need to start with chilled milk.
A first world problem... how can FOXTEL say they have a new series when they are just recycling through their channels... after settling in to watch a new series of Agatha Raisin found out very quickly that I had seen it last year - the show had just switched channels bugger and damn.

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Do kangaroos have paws?

Perth is celebrating spring today... well blue skies and it is warming up. All the rain means the wild flowers are amazing. The colours of spring!!
The main stream media is having a field day with the Las Vegas shooting. Vitim pics, victim stories, hero stories etc, oh and the conspiracy theories... and the local newspaper is unreadable with the first 12 pages devoted to this American insanity.
How can someone get 23 machine guns into there hotel room?? and no one say something??
The car is back from the repairer as good as new.
Why do overheated eggs go grey?? It is the sulphur in the them... cook them less. [ Rotten egg smell is sulphur! ]

This years flu season and that the flu shot is not effective for nearly 70% of the people who have it... isn't that false advertising?
Kangaroo Paw Perth Western Australia

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

How many public holidays are too many?

How many balls can I juggle?

Just taking a breather at my morning office - coffee good and sky outside is an amazing BLUE

Short week due to an amazing number of different public holidays yesterday and next Monday around Australia [ and one on Friday in Melbourne for the AFL Grand Final ] and the day started with my March date falling on a Victorian public holiday - how do we get anything done in Australia - 52 weekends, up to 12 public holidays AND 4 weeks annual leave....

Monday, October 02, 2017

Just what is a squids Fist?

Thought of the Day 22/500
How easy it is for a habit to become something you forget to do!! I have been writing every morning for the first hour which includes the Thought of the Day.
Having been laid low for 36 hours by the dreaded lurgy this morning I was out the door at 5 ish for my walk but without the back pack - laptop pens inspiration etc. I realised about 10 minutes into the walk and decided I would do this when I got home... it is nearly 9 and I am really forcing myself to write.
Lesson: When a pattern is broken [ the good one ] remind yourself to retrace the steps and get back to where you should be.
For those of you interested, the podcast now has 9 episodes up and until the iTunes listing starts showing up you can access the podcast at I would love to know what you think.
So, for the nonsense: Here is my cartoon representation of how I feel. [ Just what is a squids Fist?}
And the RANT:
Day light saving in Eastern Australia started... please don't tell us in the West that somehow we have to follow you clowns.

 Just what is a squids Fist?

Sunday, October 01, 2017

Fire Aim Repeat

Thought of the day 21/500
Officially, writing is is now a habit - 21 days in a row!
I subscribe to do, it doesn't have to be perfect AT FIRST. SO, when I sat here in my early morning office yeaterday there was no Rebootology podcast - there is now one, with 14 episodes recorded and the first WELLDONEs from the USA in. Sure it could be better but by episode 500 it will be perfect - if we waited we would never get there.
My voice isn't perfect on the recording - by 90 minutes the flu was winning but the genius of Mark Whitehouse at ProCopy saved the day and by 11pm last night the had 6 episodes up on plus I submitted the details to iTunes directory and we have double digit downloads.
Mark Whitehouse at home - we all know he lives here
So my thought for the day is this - action gets results... or another way activity gets results although sometimes not from the activity.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Black Holes and SSM - a union made on the football field

What would happen if a big black hole swallowed a little black hole??
So you don't lose any more sleep of this, the big hole would just get bigger and the little black hole would cease to exist.
I would include a pic of a black hole BUT nobody's seen one!
Big Bugger isn't he [ the croc!]
How main stream media allows people with a twitter account to hijack the main conversation - what happened to good journalism - current examples are of the "uproar" about Grand Final entertainment where someone is going to send a same sex marriage anthem... who cares?? Isn't it about the football?

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Friday, September 29, 2017

Molly didn't need the Law to change to be Molly

Into podcasts?? In the words of Australia's famous spruiker Molly Meldrum "Do yourself a favour" and listen to James Altucher interview the voice of Bart Simpson Nancy Cartwright. It is brilliant for the conversation, the questions, and the insight.

You can blame Molly for ABBA!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Can you put out the sun with water

Thought of Day 18/500
If you are interested in some insight to the tech boom may I suggest listening to the podcasts of Jason Calacanis. His recent book ANGEL shows [ really ] how he turned $100k into $100 m He is a seed investor in Uber now worth $70 Billion.
He says that the one overriding factor as a predictor of success is that the founder has stickability... and this carried me through the last three weeks when it seemed that every day I thought it was going to be a good day the Universe said - not yet Wayne.
Anyway, yesterday was a GOOD DAY... and it will keep me going for a few more yet.
I am thankful for:
Friends from afar - add to the list Croz and Terry
Ringo Starr of the Beatles - still going strong at 77 [ who would have thought hey and a new album out now.. ] I just love "With a Little Help from My Friends ]
The Cat Blu who didn't take "Hey I am working" as a reason why I shouldn't play with him yesterday. Hell he plays hard - I suppose it is tiger in him [ after all he is a Bengal - mini tiger ] and the scratches hurt for a while.
If we had a fire hose long enough could we put our the fire in the Sun. Apparently not... it is a nuclear fusion and water would evaporate before it could do any good.
Australia has a shortage of gas for domestic users - what?? We are the world's biggest exporter, and we don't have any for us... bloody politicians asleep at the wheel again.
And the greenies won't let us mine any more - maybe time for that desert island guys.
I need a longer hose!
This reminds me of Ayn Rand's writings... the fiction of 70 years ago becoming true.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

How can you tell if an elephant is aroused...

Thought for Today 17/500
Maybe the universe is having a rest - I woke to sales in the system, the website working still and email system performing at 100%. Sometimes stickability seems the wrong choice until it isn't. Double dutch but you know what I mean.
Yesterday Facebook Live flashed saying my friend Shazar was LIVE - there she was in India in a car reporting on her life as it happens... did I mention she is just 21+ a few years - who says this stuff is for kids.
So, here goes... Gratitude
Friends around the world... Shazar in India and a video of a bull elephant from Botswana from Deb.
Croz's Book finally arrived... just in time to piss me off [ in a good way - where is your book Wayne? way ]
Japanese lunch in Noranda - I remember eating Chinese in Bunbury when I was 7 - 59 years ago and it was so exotic! How times have changed.
Would there still be tides if the moon exploded??
apparently no... so I hope that crazy Korean guy doesn't try to blow up the moon.
Seems I wasn't the only one who thought Channel 7 lost the plot with the Brownlow Medal. Lots of calls for Bruce to retire!

Is this a boy or girl elephant??

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Is it time for Bruce to fade away....

Breathing a little easier today - with the help of Diana Ward my amazing webmaster/web host /genius the website is back up - so from Friday at 10 am to to day 7am Business Seminars Australia was a business only in my imagination - all up and running now - new website [ I learned some stuff in the last few days ] new host, new... new... new - old one still RS [ and boss doesn't give a shit]. And a favourable mention for a young man in Manilla from Telstra who not only fixed my issues on Sunday, rang me yesterday to see if everything was still working... I nearly fell down with shock BUT how is that!
So I am grateful for:
Diana again
Patience mine although those around me weren't so sure you would call it that.
and Terry and Elizabeth checking I was OK
Thanks everyone.
Did you know that scientists are divided on whether dinosaurs died out 65 million years ago or not... If they didn't which ones have survived... well birds are just miniature dinosaurs!
Bruce McAvaney has reached his use by date - do a Denis Commetti and retire mate. If Dusty Martin wasn't such a young good mannered tattoo hero, you would have spoiled the Brownlow telecast!

Article by Wayne Mansfield


Monday, September 25, 2017

Banks are trying to change their spots - that will work!! NOT

Thought of the day 15/500
At the morning office... whilst my childhood was around rain - the saying in Margaret River back then rain for 9 months and then it dripped off tree for the rest of the time... another day of grey skies and rain is just not Perth - even it being a public holiday doesn't help. Rain Rain go away I say [ and bugger the farmers ]
OK lets feel better -
I am grateful for:
Telstra - to remind me that you can be so big that to care isn't a requirement. I was so exhausted after 2 hours to get an issue fixed that I slept well last night.
GOGVO - not big enough to care at all - website [ and cashflow ] down now going on 4 days and Joel [ the man ] says "What do you want me to do?? Simple really FIX IT!
And Banks - finally giving up the $2 gouge to get my own money from a cash machine... in a day all four big banks gave in... they must be hiding something.
After a good nights sleep, I wonder who else lie down to sleep - apparently elephants do but not giraffes. Cows do sometime and small animals like cats not only lie down, they curl up, sleep between your feet and control their environment. Oh to be a cat!
Shane Warne and the medias fascination with his sex life.
He is headline news again for apparently hitting a porn star!! Hell isn't there a war or famine to report.

In a recent poll in the UK, a group of women were asked "Would you sleep with Shane Warne" The most common answer was "Not again."

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Bats.. why do they sleep upside down?

Why do bats hand up side down [ perch ] while birds perch the right way up??
Have you ever seen something so cute?
The wonders of nature... bats can fly upside down and see places to "perch" like roofs of caves which have no other creatures to crowd them out... and birds have to sleep half their brain a time... bats can die stuck to the roof where as birds just "drop off the perch"

Friday, September 22, 2017

Petrol Pricing - why is it cheaper on Monday?

Thoughts for Today 12/500
The weather is still rainy in Perth.. that's right it is the local football grand final AND the Royal Show - it ALWAYS rains for them... so it should be good next week!
Gratitude List:
Small actions mean so much. We visited an elderly aunt who has given up on having to get ready every day. My sister is a hairdresser - oh what a nice hair do, a little bit of colour and some lippy - the difference was amazing bot for my aunt and for my sister... the ability to do little things!
How e love the BIG animals... Perth Zoo have just received their new giraffe - and everyone one is talking about it. Whether they should be in Zoos is another thing but hey it beats rich dentists shooting them for "pleasure."
Change - not always good but always thought provoking! On my travels today I thought I would stop and have a quick look at the latest Musical instruments at shop that has been there for the 45 years I have been in Perth. Holy Shit - a 24 hour gym was there - no place to twinkle the ivories... Good or bad but I have the luxury of thinking what I want to think.
Have you wondered why hens cackle after laying an egg?? Well I have... the things that amuse. Apparently it is a mating call and is the rooster so he knows she is ready! I always wondered why a rooster with 20 hens always looked stuffed... well now I know.
Petrol price cycle. I paid $1.02 for litre of petrol on Monday - today at the service station I walked passed to get here it was $1.33 a litre - what other product or service could raise its price 30% in 3 days and get away with it??
They can't blame all the obvious things - the $$ has appreciated and the price of a barrel of oil has gone down - both should have made petrol cheaper.
They take us for fools... and we play along - waiting the to cheapest day in the price cycle to buy.
Quick before it goes UP!
I had this strange though - maybe it is a staff rostering trick?

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Dung Beetles Doing Their Thing

Thought for Today 12/500
Everyday I learn more about the system... I uploaded the wrong type of image yesterday - a animated gif - and Facebook wiped out my words... I didn't realise that is what happen before but twice a got the lesson, and I will guard against doing it 3 times!!
My sister is visiting and as always, she is good for a laugh. So I am grateful for laughter - helped by big doses of Mrs Browns Boys!!
Rain and nature for the renewal it brings.
And Donald Trump who is giving those "who are always right" so much to write about.
The wet weather will be great for the dung beetles in Western Australia - and they are natures fly control squad. Dry weather means no beetles and millions of flies... so, a bit of sun and everything will be great....
Why do the main stream media make such a thing about sports stars... by creating role models to aspire to they glorify short term fame above work. I don't know, maybe you can aspire to be the world Champion of marbles and the world will beat a path to your door... maybe!!

A DUNG beetle feasting

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Getting Old Doesn't Have To Suck

"Are all politicians liars" Wayne Mansfield
Thought for today 11/500

I have already written this before... and I wanted to load a pic of Pinocchio but it was a .gif and that stuffed everything up. I shall not do that again or it should be in a different order.

OK what am I grateful for:

Today I realised that I am of the age where previous generations were in real trouble... my grandmother died of old age at 63, I have lived 10 years longer than my own mother [ who died youn ] and I am in spitting distance of outlasting the years on the clock of my dad. So, I am grateful "Getting Old Doesn't Have To Suck"

I can truly see another 20 years into the future and I read that scientists have agreed on 117 as the normal "end of life" And I am reminded that the age pension was set at 65 when the majority of people died before 40!

Reading - I am grateful for reading so I can continue to experience new things and also that I was "experimented on" at school and taught speed reading so I can read a book a day.

A Nonsense:

What would happen if we stopped collecting honey - would we drown in the stuff... Now that would be a sticky ending.


Why do we let politicians get away with election lies?? The Labour Party in Western Australia got in on a promise of NO NEW TAXES... and now we have street protests in Kalgoorlie due to a Gold Levy [ Hey that isn't a tax?? ]

so as long as we still elect the best liars we will still get shit politicians

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Why don't Ladybirds fly away in fear

Thoughts of the Day 10/500
So today I am writing before 6 am I thought as you got older you slept more... apparently not!
What three things am I grateful for today [ there are more but I will share 3 so you get the picture... ]
Nicole Kidman such an Australian Treasure - she is always great value for those idiots in the popular press. I think she was with Keith who the Woman's Weekly says she has divorced recently [ funny that ] and she kissed her co-star from the series she one the Emmy for - I think she funded the series too and she forgot to mention her kids with Mr Kruse but wasn't that the daughter that didn't invite her to her wedding... but after all, people they are actors!
And I really like Foxtel because they give the ABC something to measure themselves against - they are so polar that the middle is always sensible.
And AGL for running ads of their power station being reduced to rubble will hawking it to Malcolm...
And I should add a clear brain so I can enjoy this nonsense!
Why don't Ladybird Beetles fly away?
Apparently they are so sure they smell terrible that they have no reason to scurry away when we get close. I also hear that they are poisonous to eat but I haven't tried one yet.
Why does main stream media continue to show scenes of "conflict" about the same sex marriage debate. If we just let people ticket their form in the privacy of their own space and get on with it.... I am sure life would be better.
This is NOT Wayne Mansfield
But hey, screaming professional uni students make good reality TV and you don't have to pay them. Cheap talent!

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Gambling Ads - no more please

Thought of the Day 9/500
The inner ramblings of Wayne Mansfield
As always, let's start with what I am grateful for:
That I can contemplate taking a holiday cruising the Mediterranean next year with Joanne for here 65th.
Pressure sprays so I can try and remove clover from my front lawn
Scanners - so I can send details to a friend and not have to reenter stuff
All of these are actually the fantastic result of being born into the first world - a 1% problem which is a joy really.
Interesting Uses for Red Wine - Fruit fly trap.
Apparently fruit flies LOVE red wine - so I am allowed to drink empty a fruit fly trap - otherwise known as Merlot - and then place it next to Joanne's fruit trees. We will see!
I haven't ever smoked, I love a red wine and other vices BUT everywhere the gambling ads!! Give me a break guys - I have been watching nirmal television a bit more in the last few weeks with the arrival of the IQ3 box from Foxtel and it seems 2 out of 3 ads are for gambling - of course the government gets its cut so they want it to continue... but hell, not everyone wants to lose or do they?? [ Gamble responsibly - what a joke! ]
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