So much news, and I'm not really able to post at all these days. I'll catch up with y'all sometime soon, but tings are hectic right now. This is just a quick whore post on behalf of my good wife, who is doing the most honorable kind of whoring* you can possibly do - whoring* for charity. She has taken it upon herself to run 5k in May in support of Cancer Research UK. Her fundraising target is a paltry £100, but my hope is that with help from friends, family, and a few folks here at work, she'll be able to exceed this. Some sponsorship will also serve as motivation for her, because at the moment her idea of a workout is perusing gym brochures.
Now, I don't want to scare you, but it's a proven fact that 100% of people get cancer at some point in their lives**, so wouldn't it be prudent to contribute to a charity that could help save your life when the inevitable happens and those cells start metastasising?
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News in brief:
I passed the exam. I'm now entitled to use the letters "CISA" after my name. Certified Information Systems Auditor, that's me. Yay.
My childhood dream to drive a JCB came true last week. Pics to follow.
Even though I had a full week off to do it, I'm only half-way through laying the base for my garage. Still, despite a load of setbacks, the work was so much more satisfying than anything I could do in the office.
Tried this last week. Interesting. Still not sure about it. Worth a go though. I might even ask Linzi to join me next time.
Finally, may I ask what your feeling on the use of the word "cunt" is? Readers will know I tend to use it (probably a bit too) liberally, more so on my blog than in real life, if truth be told. However, I definitely say cunt where the appropriate emphasis is required. On Friday night, we had some friends over for food and alcholic beverages. In the course of our banal chattering, the subject of the word "cunt" came up, and one of the group (a lady), says she deplores the word and would pull someone up for using it. My mental response was "Cunting hell, don't be so cuntish about it, it's only a cunting word!", but my verbal response was "Hmmm...and how do you feel about, for example "flaps"?
Anyway, I know in some places, like practically the whole of America, and polite society in the UK and Ireland, cunt is not an acceptable word. For most of us, though, it's lost much of its shock value and is used interchangeably with other words. What say you? Does it shock and appall thee?
*by "whoring", I mean "running". I always get the two mixed up. You wouldn't believe the trouble it gets me into.
**Source: the internet.