The Capt. Hits the Karmic Accelerator… Week 29 on Steriods… And no concerns about anti-doping tests

THE CHALLENGE. A man (Captain Savage – a man with a Pink heart). A woman (Rose). A quest. To earn enough karmic points by Christmas to be reincarnated as Something Nice. Ok so maybe I’ve been a bit slack, but now I’m seeing Pink…

Ah Rose, you are such an inspiration to me…

Let me count the ways…

Well there is Mr. L, who you visit and who is now enjoying see you much more since the weather is allowing you to wear clothing that reveals more of Rosy-ness, see Week 27 – Wear a Low Cut Dress for Jesus!, for more sordid details. And I know what a trial Mr. L can be for you, just cast your mind back to… The Karmic Challenge – Week 19′s Bloodthirsty Pensioner Strikes Again!! .

Then there are the many causes you support such as the two kids you sponsor, see kounting-the-karma for details. Let’s also not forget the lovely old lady you visited prior to Mr. L.

Then of course there are your many animal causes, such as your recent ‘Anti Live Sheep Exports’ activities.

Rose joined the throng (mostly women I noticed), protesting violently (in the rain)

Also, there is the food you generously gave to the Cat Lady (the women who refused to part with one of her pussies to me), see Karmic Challenge – the Second Week! With lots and lots of pussy tails (and the rest of the cats as well).

Too be honest there are just too many Karmic efforts Rose for me to count them all, last but not least is your preservation and support of glue factory candidates, i.e. your own lovely little Clipsie, who you bought for your daughter to ride from someone who forgot to tell you she was blind. Many other people would have done otherwise, but you kept her, and are still making sure she is looked after.

Here is Clipsie with the divine Miss M and one of her friends

SO Rose, where will all this Karma take you? What reincarnation awaits you?

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Well Capt, How about your Karmic struggle this week?

The other day I started to think about how fortunate I am to be alive, I know that sounds a bit morbid, but quite a few friends, relatives of friends, and members of my family, have been taken by the big “C” (Cancer).

SO this week I decided to burn rubber on my side of the Karmic Challenge…

So when someone suggested the idea of running a Pink Ribbon Breakfast, I leapt at the idea, well not the Breakfast bit, I like getting into work after breakfast, not for breakfast. So I decided that a morning tea would be better, so at the moment I am madly running around my workplace arranging a venue and people to make things for the morning tea.

Maybe this is something people will be munching at my Pink Ribbon Morning Tea…

Ok, so what is Pink Ribbon Day all about?

National Pink Ribbon Day is the major fund-raising activity of the National Breast Cancer Foundation in Australia. People can buy pins, badges, wristbands or just donate money to support cancer research.

Who does the money go to?

To the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) who are the leading community-funded organisation in Australia raising money for research into the prevention and cure of breast cancer. The NBCF works with the public and other sponsors to raise funds and to support cancer research.

Since the NBCF was established in 1994, $81 million has been awarded to fund over 300 Australian-based research projects across every state and territory to improve the health and wellbeing of those affected by breast cancer.

Their goal is to achieve zero death from breast cancer by 2030. With 38 Australians diagnosed each day and eight losing their battle, there is still much to do.

(Note it’s a Morning Tea not a Breakfast)

My Aim is?

To raise $1,000 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation (at a minimum). You can support my Morning Tea by making donations at… Support Capt. Savage’s Pink Ribbon Day Morning Tea

Yep, there will be plenty of clinking of cups and saucers at my Pink Ribbon Day Morning Tea…

What other Karmic Efforts have you made this week Capt?

Well, almost inspired by Rose, I’ve decided to do my best to support a horse event, well actually more accurately I’ve volunteered to help run a Melbourne Cup luncheon.

OK, so what is the Melbourne Cup?

The Melbourne cup is the horse race that practically stops a nation (Australia if you hadn’t guessed). You can get more details at this Melbourne Cup link.

Here are a couple of likely candidates riding in the Melbourne Cup last year…

I’m not sure that Rose will actually approve of this little effort, as it’s probably more about exploitation of horses than supporting them, but you never know, maybe she’ll join me at the luncheon on the day? Chicken and Champagne anyone?

So Rose, why don’t we make the target 750 points by Christmas, are you game enough?

Well I haven’t compared notes with Rose, but given our collective scores I think we need to bump the target. Because surely Rose you are already inline to be reincarnated as the woman who won the lottery, or married Bill Gates (but a hairier, more muscular, less nerdy version, but still EXTREMELY rich). I can picture you now, living out your days on your idyllic country retreat, surrounded by cuddly animals, and lots and lots of grandkids… (this concept probably would scare the pants off Miss M I think).

So What is the Karmic Tally for this week?

Week No. Week Ending Rose’s Weekly Tally Rose’s Running Total Capt’s Weekly Tally Capt’s Running Total
15 4/07/2012 200 406 50 205
16 11/07/2012 10 416 15 220
17 18/07/2012 10 426 20 240
18 25/07/2012 5 431 25 265
19 1/08/2012 5 436 20 285
20 8/08/2012 10 446 25 310
21 15/08/2012 15 461 30 340
22 22/08/2012 1 462 15 355
23 29/08/2012 1 463 15 370
24 5/09/2012 1 464 15 385
25 12/09/2012 1 465 15 400
26 19/09/2012 1 466 15 415
27 26/09/2012 1 467 15 430
28 3/10/2012 1 468 15 445
29 10/10/2012  ?? Rose  ?? Capt.

Capt. Savage

(Don’t forget, donations to Capt. Savage’s Pink Breakfast are more than welcome at Capt. Savage’s Pink Ribbon Morning Tea)

Teenage Depression and Signs of Teenage Depression

Reblogged from Teenage Depression and Signs of Teenage Depression.

What is Depression in Teenagers?

Have you ever experienced teenage depression? Do you know the signs of teenage depression?

Almost without exception, teenagers go through periods of being moody and antisocial. You may think that life sucks.

Is Your Teenage Life an Exception?

I was not an exception. I was sometimes really stupid. Sometimes up and sometimes down. No, it was not a teen depression, it was an ordinary teenage life. I loved my parents but sometimes I hated them. Sometimes I felt that nobody could understand me. Sometimes I was alone. Sometimes I thought that life sucks. Sometimes I was convinced that nobody could understand me.

Signs of teenage depression

Teenage Depression

Frankly to say, it is very difficult to spot the difference between what is normal teen mood and what is teenage depression. The most recent statistics show that about 20 percent of teens (every fifth) will experience teen depression and about 5 percent of teenagers are suffering from major depression.

In addition, a considerable percent of you have a false belief about having depression. See some examples among the teenage posts.

How can we describe a Teenager of healthy Psyche?

  • Having ideals, paragons who are worth to follow
  • Having plans to change the world
  • Having dreams about the future
  • Being in love
  • Having problem with the parents
  • Having problem with authorities
  • Being interested in music and dance
  • Open-minded
  • having a lot of conversations about the great questions
  • Wishing to know everything
  • Feeling that life is a challenge
  • Being sometimes up and sometimes down
  • Take the Mental Health Test to see your mental wellbeing

“The human soul has still greater need of the ideal than of the real. It is by the real that we exist; it is by the ideal that we live.” – Victor Hugo

Why are you reblogging this Capt? 

A concerned parent, we’ve all been there…

The other day I was talking to a friend of mine. She is really concerned about her daughter who is having some trouble at school. I think she (her daughter) is a lovely girl, intelligent, witty, beautiful (just like her mum). What this friend said to me made me reflect on my own teenage years, made me think about what it’s like to be a teenager, and I came across this blog which I thought had lots of very useful advice.

The main thing that I began to realise from my little bit of research (and common sense) is that there is no such thing as a ‘perfect’ or ‘model’ teenager. We unfortunately have a tendency to stereotype, to pigeonhole, to classify, often based on incorrect information from well-meaning (but unqualified or biased individuals). This free advice is typically from school counsellors or chaplains (with little or no formal training in mental health related issues), from relatives, friends, and worst of all frustrated ex-husbands or former or current boyfriends.

Do I think my friend’s daughter has a problem?

Well maybe, but it’s not life threatening, it’s growing up, its dealing with life’s challenges, it can be hard, but I think the trouble with what my friend is being told is (mostly by staff at her school and do-gooder’s with their own problems), just as Victor Hugo said “The human soul has still greater need of the ideal than of the real. It is by the real that we exist; it is by the ideal that we live.”

I think all too often we strive for the ideal, but we forget about what is real, we forget that we are all human, we expect conformity when in reality its our lack of conformity that makes as individuals, makes us special, makes us who we are.

So my advice to my friend?

I think she should stick with it, persist and continue to give support, give hugs, and recognise (as she does) that her daughter is going through a challenging phase (I won’t say just, that would be patronising).  From what I can see she may be just a bit more mentally mature than her peers, perhaps not interested in what they are interested in, and that this may come from my friend, because she treats her daughter as she is, a brilliant little rough cut diamond just waiting to be polished.

Capt. Savage

A roughcut diamond just waiting to be cut and polished

The Curse of Shyness

Shy by Kristen

Timid eyes
Seeking out an answer
A lump in the throat
Attacking like a cancer
Small dull emotion
All that can be shown
Hear a faint cry
As you lie there all alone
Envious of ideal
Images to be
The solemn, barren face
Is all that they can see
Reflections in the mirror
Are as good as it can get
Loneliness is no lost
Stranger to be met
Sadness is the base
For strength that you will gain
For now throw on a smile
And dry up all the rain

http://www.shyunited.com/id99.html

So Why this talk of Shyness Capt.?

Tonight I went out for a coffee date with someone who I had met over the Internet. It very soon became apparent that I shared something in common with her, and it was shyness. In her case her shyness was so painful that she struggled to talk to me. But for me it was almost as if I was looking in a mirror, although these days I’ve learnt to hide my shyness by talking about my work and things I am confident in, and covering under a mask of being the ‘good listener’. So often I have in the past walked away from someone without saying what I really wanted to say, expressed how I really felt, all for a fear of rejection. I could sense that she was going through; I felt so much empathy for her.

Could I break through to her?

No, in the end I just couldn’t, I really tried as I felt such sympathy for her situation due to my own struggle with the curse of shyness, but she was just too painfully shy. It made me realise that sometimes you have to take a risk, to reach out to someone, if you want to be with someone.

Have you ever found yourself unable to get your message across because of the barrier of shyness?

If you have you may be able to get some help from this site, it helped me.

http://au.reachout.com/find/articles/shyness

Capt. Savage

kArMiC ChAlLeNgE wEeK 18, and now for something completely different!!!

If only I could do or arrange something as good as this…

But this week as has been dominated by myself, re-prioritisation, decisions, changes, mostly all to do with me. So how the heck does this help with my Karma quest?

Well it is kind of like a new beginning, a metaphorical wiping of the slate clean. And this journey has only just begun, and yes I know you shouldn’t start a sentence with And!!! But my days of drone like conformity are coming to an end. Gone is my tie (except when I really really have to), gone are commitments entered into because I thought they would make someone else happy. Not that this means that Capt. Savage has turned into a self-centred misogynist, egotist, elitist, narcissist (only when I’m looking in a mirror), pragmatist (ok this one is partly me), separatist, or even leftist lunatic (well maybe just a little bit), but I have decided that I am going to be less of a PleaseSomeoneElseTist.

And Yes, sometimes I was a shameless apologist…

NO MORE… I want to break free!!!

Maybe I’ll do it without cross-dressing, just maybe…

So now that my journey of change has begun, my hope is that wherever I end up at least one person will be happy, yep it’ll be me, and maybe my new pussycat.

Now what does the Dalai Lama have to say about gaining Karma? And I am fair dinkum Rose (excuse my Aussie), I am going to try to fit a fair few of these in from now on.

Instructions for Life by the Dalai Lama

  1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
  2. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.
  3. Follow the three R’s:
    – Respect for self,
    – Respect for others and
    – Responsibility for all your actions.
  4. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
  5. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.
  6. Don’t let a little dispute injure a great relationship.
  7. When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
  8. Spend some time alone every day.
  9. Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.
  10. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
  11. Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and
    think back, you’ll be able to enjoy it a second time.
  12. A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.
  13. In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don’t bring up the past.
  14. Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.
  15. Be gentle with the earth.
  16. Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.
  17. Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
  18. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
  19. If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
  20. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.

Ask The Dalai Lama a Question

So Week 18 in Karma

Well the only good deed I really did for anyone else was rescuing my new pussycat ‘Tabitha’ from the RSPCA animal adoption centre. That included a very generous donation, joining the RSPCA, and a heap of accessories for Tabitha.

Girl on the right was the lovely person who sealed the deal between me and Tabitha

So according to Rose I deserve some points, maybe 5, because in Karmic terms this has been a pretty mediocre one. But I think for rescuing Tabitha, maybe this is fairer. Plus I made you and Miss M a lovely soup…

25 points, sound fair enough?

Over to you Rose, how did you do?

Capt. Savage

(Makes a mean vegetable soup, even if it’s straight from my mum’s cooking on a budget cookbook)

The Karmic Challenge – Week 16

The Karmic Challenge – Week 16.

Oscar was one of a number of dogs rescued from a puppy factory in central Victoria. Dogs had been neglected to the point that they required urgent veterinary care. ….Days later and recovering from surgery, Oscar was returned by authorities to the very people who failed to provide veterinary care and who had neglected all their dogs, not only Oscar. They have never been charged with cruelty.

THIS is Oscar, just rescued.

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On 9 July 2011, 18 months after being returned to the puppy factory, Oscar was saved once again. His recovery has been gradual given the psychological and physical trauma he endured for five years of his life. Oscar is now safe….but there are still thousands of ‘Oscars’ hidden away on factory farms treated as breeding machines to supply the pet industry.

And this is Oscar now!

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This post is more about a worthwhile cause than about the Karmic Challenge, so I thought I’d better share it, as tomorrow I am going to plaster little posters and hand out leaflets about the horrible practice of puppy farming, for more details see Rose’s post or http://www.oscarslaw.org

Thanks for sharing this Rose, hopefully this campaign makes a difference, i.e. the Oscar’s Law campaign that is.

CS

Is helping others, helping? or just making us feel better?

I have this theory, there are lots of people out there who are less fortunate than me. I make an effort by making donations and thinking kinds thoughts, while I sit comfortably in my warm and cosy apartment. I watch people shuffling past my place pushing shopping trolleys with their groceries, or in many cases what appears to be their worldly possessions, and I empathise like crazy, while sitting safely behind the floor to ceiling glass windows that led out to my balcony.

Should I be feeling guilty? should I be doing more? do I owe them anything at all? Should the social welfare system be providing them more support? or should the free market be all that is needed to fix their ills?

I used to think like a bit of a socialist, or maybe more like Robin Hood, and that the rich should be taxed to buggery and all their riches reallocated to those less fortunate than the rest of us. On that basis I didn’t feel so bad about giving so much of my income in taxation to be ‘redistributed’.

But recently following a discussion with a close friend I began to think was I kidding myself, does the system owe those who don’t are aren’t able to support themselves, especially economically, anything at all?


If you listen to Friedman and others postulate that the core role of businesses is to maximise profits for their shareholders, and that free trade and capitalism is the only way forward. He says that no society is without greed, they are instead run on greed. He also stated that there is no role for big government in the social welfare agenda, small governments with little regulation (if any) are the way to go.

Now I used to get rather hot under the collar about the views of Friedman, no friend would want to raise the subject near me as I was likely to get all self-righteous. But on reflection, is taxing the rich and giving it to the poor and disadvantaged the way to go?

Are we making it better for people through social welfare? Or are we just creating a culture of dependence and supporting under achievement? Is taxing those that are creating wealth to give to those who lack the capacity to support themselves a good thing? Or are we better to encourage them to work for a living so they can support themselves? Or if we give income support or welfare, put a time limit or restrictions on it so that everyone is encouraged to participate in the generation of wealth?

Economists tell us that having a higher participation rate, i.e. people working, is a good thing and should be the aim of governments.  Getting people who have disabilities or lower capacities to work, even if only part-time, decreases their dependence on social welfare and increases their contribution to wealth generation and the economy as a whole. Now surely that is a good outcome?

In my past I would have thought that making the less advantaged work was a bad thing, akin to slave labour. But on reflection, having a job has more than just economic benefits.

Does a job make someone feel better about themselves? does it exercise their minds? motivate them to strive to achieve?, give them new skills? allow them to save money and free them to make their own decisions?

To a degree I think having a job, even if part-time, does all of those things. I personally earn a living to pay for my lifestyle, at least that’s what I tell myself. In reality 9-5, and a bit more really, Monday to Friday, I am at work. Spending my time doing something which, at least in my case, I hope helps to deliver what my agency delivers. If I could earn a living by sitting on my balcony sipping coffee, eating cake, and soaking up the sunshine, well obviously I would choose that option. But in reality there are very few jobs that offer everything that we hope and dream of, at least not all of the time.

So back to my original question, is helping others, helping? or just making us feel better?

I think that we should be encouraged to help others, given tax breaks, awards, pats on the back, whatever. But I am probably leaning more toward it being an opt in system. On the other hand, some form of minimum social welfare net does appear appropriate to me, maybe a taxation system that taxes all people equally, rather than targeting those who have more on the assumption that they should pay more.  There appear to be many benefits actually to flat taxes, see, http://suite101.com/article/economic-advantages-of-a-flat-tax-a263516

So why did you write this blog Capt? Because as usual, my mind was stimulated by a lively discussion with a close friend of mine, in which she quoted the views of her rampant capitalist son, which as usual, once I got over my moral outrage and feelings of intellectual inadequacy, prompted me to think.

And was this Capitalist Wunderkind wrong? Well he is, as my friend herself freely admits, a rampant capitalist. In the past I would have argued passionately against him, debated violently and vehemently, this is assuming my friend (who is no economist) quoted correctly, but what she say on reflection had some merit.

Have you changed your views? Well yes, but only slightly. I think that maybe a flat tax system, rather than current system which penalises the wealthy, could have some merit. That maybe people shouldn’t have an expectation that the system will provide, yes we should help those in need, but we should also help them to move back into the labour market, and not foster a culture of dependence. I’m not saying that some people will ever be able to make a full income from the market, but every dollar that can be earned is one less dollar that needs to be taxed and paid via social welfare.

Yep, give generously to charity, you may need it one day!

But I’m remain committed to the benefits of charity, we should all be encouraged to do as much as possible.

Will all this charity result in a world without greed? Well no, I would agree with Friedman it won’t, but maybe society isn’t as broken as I thought. I also agree with Friedman that ‘the system’ can’t really fully address or change social attitudes, or individuals behaviour. But if we can make it a positive and supported thing, educate our young about charity, maybe just maybe we can make this world a better place without assuming that taxing the hell out of people is the only solution.

And I’m with Mr wunderkind, we should have police, prisons, courts, and some regulations, because the world IS NOT a perfect place, full of perfect people. So we can’t rely on the market to enforce the expected minimum in moral standards, to me justice is the place of governments and laws.

Capt. Savage

(Ever changing, ever-growing, and that’s just my waistline and my fat head)

Karmic Challenge Week 15 or is it 16 already??? I’m really not sure…

I absolutely HATE the mosquito… Almost as much as the tax department

“If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.”
Dalai Lama XIV

The Great continuing Karmic Challenge

Only 5 months to go Rose, just 5 months, I’d tell you the days left, but I’ll save my accounting skills as who really cares? The game is about Karma not counting I think.

Now my apologies from the start, my prosaic and mundane writing style is not a patch on my good friend Rose’s contributions. But suck it up, I have the keyboard and I’m here writing it, so too bad!

It has been a difficult few weeks to keep up the Karmic reporting pace that has been maintained by the highly creative Rose and me her number crunching sidekick. What with trips to the snow fields, then to the sunshine coast, new challenging jobs to do (in Rose’s case). Well it has not been great, and there are other recent events that have distracted Rose, so I thought I’d do a post just, because, well just because…

Now since I have been distracted, and I have not really keeping an eye on things, I thought I might just summarise  just the highlights, or at least the one’s I know about or can remember. Rose you can always correct me, and I know that you will be!

The Capt. and Karma Weeks 14 to 15

Now you might notice that I left of week 16, that’s because Rose and I haven’t really had a chance to compare notes, but accuracy in Karmic Counting has never been my strongest suit.

So how did I do over the last few weeks? Where do I start?

  1. The Noah’s Ark Expedition to the non-Sunshine Coast

    Well you can read the whole sorry story at my post Karma and a week lost in a very wet paradise. It explains how lovely and warm it was(n’t) up on the Sunshine Coast. So for enduring near arctic conditions and bringing smiles to my kids, or at least entertaining them and giving them heaps of cuddles, I think I deserve a few points.

    How does 25 Points sound?


    Here is me with Miss J (excuse her bottom), Mr J (tank engine in hand) and Mr B, all loving the beach. Mind you it was raining, blowing a gale, and the beach was actually closed for surfing, but my family (and Rose) we are made of tougher stuff.

  2. The Great Cat Visitation and Feeding event

    Now Rose has befriended this rather bohemian woman, who has from what I can gather, an addiction to helping poor little lost pussies. Rose has been making regularly pilgrimages to visit this cat lady, and taking food for her many many cute pussy cats.

    I have been talking about getting a cat for some time now. Finally the other week the body corporate, those devils that set the rules for the block of units I live in, well finally they relented and grudgingly gave me permission to have my own pussy. Rose just wasn’t able to make her regular visit last week, so little old me took the meat to the cat lady.

    I nearly ran over a cat as I drove up the driveway, then as I entered the house several cats tried to make a break for it. But actually, eccentric as she is, this cat lady seems to have a heart of gold, and a lack of a functioning old factory sense (her house stinks just a bit).

    So I gave the meat to her, with Rose’s apologies, and I also made friends with I don’t know how many cats. My next visit will be to select my own pussy, thanks Rose for setting this up (or is that setting me up).

    Maybe 25 points?

    A selection of cute pussy cats, I’ll post a picture of mine when I finally get it settled into my place

  3. Donations, Donations, oh wonderful Tax Deductible Donations

    I am slowly, month by month, contributing to the education of some anonymous child, via the Smith Family. So at around $40 a month, I think I should get not only a tax deduction, but carbon credits and maybe a few Karma points too.

    You too can help the Smith Family by visiting their website and making a donation directly at http://www.thesmithfamily.com.au/site/page.cfm, or if you are in Australia, do it in the flesh.

    25 Points

So What about Rose’s Weeks 14 to 15?

  1. Yes, Rose was also part of the Noah’s Ark Expedition

    Well I’d have to that I really appreciated Rose coming along to the, formerly known as, Sunshine Coast. Yep it rained almost non-stop, and my kids kept on wanting to go into the pool. Rose is NOT a big fan of the cold, and the so-called ‘heated’ pool, was not exactly warm. Now she did spend quite a bit of time in the heated spa pool, actually almost all the time she could. But when required she bravely went where her body told her not to go, and for that I really appreciated it, as I did with her assistance she gave freely for the entire week with my kids. You were fantastic Rose xxx

    100 Points


    There is the intrepid polar explorer Rose, with Miss J and Mr B, freezing her tits off, I know cause I’d just jumped out of the pool to take the photo 

  2. But Capt. It was my food that you took to the Great Cat Visitation!

    Yep I think you deserve a bucket load for supporting this lovely lady and her cat infestation. Especially kind giving meat, when you can’t stand the stuff really. Plus pointing me in the right direction, yep thanks to Rose I will soon have my very own pussy cat, and from the same lovely cat lady, she is a bit strange, but I’ve grown accustomed to eccentricity, you see I know you Rose, my very bestie, and well what more can I say J

    10 Points


    This is how NOT to feed a cat, yep you can’t trust an ex-president…

  3. The failure to deliver, NO slamming for me… 

    Well Rose got me all worked up and ready to be totally slammed into the jaws of a lubricious local poetesses at a monthly Poetry Slam. I was all primed, had memorised my best lines, by the way she had planned this event, not me. I would have been happy just going down to the local to hear a band, or even just sitting and chatting sitting on soft sand. But Rose, who writes some incredible prose, decided that poetry would be where to pose, that eternal question, of life and the rest, your place or mine? Yes my ultimate test!

    But Rose did not satisfy, my ultimate need, my eternal quest, instead she chose sniffles, and her own sick-bed, and left me a little miffled… Maybe it’s lucky she DIDN’T take me to the poetry slam…

    No Points for Rose, just a bad case of the Flu


    Here is what we missed out on Rose, the worrying part for me is, no sexy Poetess’s anywhere in sight

  4. Rose and her wonderful mum

    I can’t say too much here, as really Rose has said it all in her post Farewell to the loveliest of mothers. My heart went out to Rose, and for her lovely writing and thoughts about her mum, well I really can’t count the number of points you truly deserve, but as a small token, here is my tally for you.

    200 Points

So what is the tally up to week 15?

   

Rose

The Capt.

Week No. Week Ending Rose’s Weekly Tally Rose’s Running Total Capt’s Weekly Tally Capt’s Running Total
0

21/03/2012

0

0

-7

-7

1

28/03/2012

12

12

13

6

2

4/04/2012

15

27

18

24

3

11/04/2012

10

37

11

35

4

18/04/2012

10

47

11

46

5

25/04/2012

4

51

-3

43

6

2/05/2012

15

66

12

55

7

9/05/2012

10

76

10

65

8

16/05/2012

50

126

10

75

9

23/05/2012

20

146

0

75

10

30/05/2012

5

151

15

90

11

6/06/2012

10

161

10

100

12

13/06/2012

0

161

10

110

13

20/06/2012

20

181

20

130

14

27/06/2012

100

206

25

155

15

4/07/2012

210

416

50

205

16

11/07/2012

???

???

???

???

Your comments and abuse is will be appreciated and/or ignored depending on whether it is the former or the latter.

Capt. Savage

(Slowing slipping further behind the Karmic excellence that is Rose)