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Topic: Have you ever felt this way?

  1. Indra
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    3 August 2015 in reply to the_motorcycle_boy

    Hey TMB,

    Hope you had a great weekend away! I actually had some time off - caught up with friends and had dinner out at one of the local pubs here. It was a good change to have the company!

    I think with the singing lessons - it didn't help much haha - it taught me the breathing control - which in turn is a good thing to apply if I ever feel a little over anxious. Oh and I wouldn't even try and attempt Freddie Mercury - he has had opera training!!!

    Well - you have got me stumped TMB - I have racked my brain and I couldn't decipher what album you have bought!!! It will probably be really obvious once you reveal it!!! Sometimes my problem solving skills decide to leave me lol

    I actually went a bit girly with my gift card and bought myself some clothes and a handbag - it felt strange actually buying something for myself - and no - no Rammstein this time lol and there are still a few I haven't got haha Listened to a bit of Jack Johnson over the weekend - pretty laid back style - I must actually start listening to a few more albums!

    I feel a bit foggy at the moment - might be something with trying to quit smoking yet again!! At least I don't feel to grouchy though.

    Dust in the Wind is by Kansas - their other hit was Carry on my Wayward Son - I listened to the Frank Black song - not bad, not bad - we already have established that at least one of your tastes in music was questionable lol

    For sure with the money lending side leads to dishonesty - money always seems to cause trouble wherever it goes! I am too honest and giving for my own good at times - I am not naive by any means - but I think - well I don't know what I think sometimes - sorry for rambling a bit..

    I was just teasing with the Oprah lol it would have been funnier if you had said it was a poignant quote from Jerry Springer lol

    Which way will you run,  When it's always all around you, And the feelin' lost and found you again, A feelin' that we have no control Around the sun, Some say There's gonna be the new hell,  Some say It's still too early to tell Some say It really ain't no myth at all - All at once - Jack Johnson

    Bleiben Sie stark, wenn es alles, was Sie tun können - I must be learning a little French by now - I could pick up most of yours.

    Must go and find some more coffee!! Take care TMB mein Freund and thank you as always for your thoughts..

    Big massive cyber hug back!





  2. the_motorcycle_boy
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    3 August 2015 in reply to Indra

    Hey Indra,

    That's great you had some friends around and dinner at the pub. It is nice to have company isn't it? I saw my 2 friends which was good and we spent some enjoyable time together but my mood was irritable now and then. Hope your weekend was smooth sailing.

    Yeah, I'd have to breathe deep to sing like Freddie lol! Ok i might as well tell you the album! It's umm, umm. Ok It's Rammstein "Made in Germany"! I didn't get the chance to listen to it while away but now home alone I shall. Am looking forward to the initiation lol. Am dressed all in black except for my white shoes! Seriously, I am looking forward to getting into it. My first quality heavy metal album.

    It must've felt odd buying yourself a bag and clothes but I'm glad you did. It's good to spoil oneself at times, I think. When I checked out Rammstein, there were about 7-8 albums. I got "Made in..." since it was a best of. Will be listening to it soon. Is there any Heavy Metal position I should be in, eg upright with head ready to bang? lol. Jack Johnston eh? Have heard the name but that's all. Thanks for filling me in about Kansas. And despite my questionable taste Frank Black wasn't too bad? Haha! He grows on you!

    Best of luck with the no smoking. It must be a drag, lol. (sorry)

    Think I know what you were getting at regarding money. You're not naieve, you are just open and generous and have little guile. I have this idea stuck in my head where one day I'll give a beggar on the street $50!!! just to make his day. Don't know if I'll ever do that but would love to see the joy on his face! It's ok to ramble, I do it a bit too, see! lol.

    A poignant quote from Jerry Springer? I used to watch him a lot of years ago when unemployed and bored. (me, not him). It was an education of sorts!

    I liked the Jack Johnston lyrics. Will have a listen to it if I can download it. I did, and thought he was excellent!!! Very nice and subdued. I thought your German quote was cool too.

    Home again after another weekend away. Picked up 2 DVDs in my travels, Mark Wahlberg in The Gambler and Tommy Lee Jones and Hilary Swank in Homesman. Also started reading a textbook on films which so far has focussed on what makes a cinematic story. It is answering a lot of the questions that I had!

     "Watch the world argue, Argue with itself, Who's going to teach me, Peace and happiness" Dancing on the jetty - INXS

    La paix et le bonheur de vous, mon ami (another easy one for you!)

    Big massive cyber hug to you!

    Look after yourself (and the lads)


  3. Indra
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    4 August 2015 in reply to the_motorcycle_boy

    Hey TMB,

    Good to hear from you mein freund! The weekend wasn't too bad - glad you got away as well. I was a bit like you, I had a good time but there were some moments of down as well - not to worry!

    Swish - I have made a convert out of you lol I didn't actually think of Rammstein lol I was thinking more obscure haha definitely a good pick for a beginner - the 2nd cd is full of remixes - but the 1st one does give you a good general overview. If I was going for singular albums, Rosenrot or Mutter would be my pick. Definitely head bang position - there is actually a move called the Till Hammer - after the frontman haha and yes dressed in black is always appropriate - even with white shoes - you are forgiven!!

    It was actually hard buying for myself lol and it was the usual -have cash, find nothing you like syndrome lol Cool that you listened to Jack Johnston too - I had heard of him, but it was the first time for me too - Kansas has the same sort of feel as America (the band) - that 70's era.

    I can't laugh I used to watch Springer as well - that was when my eldest was a baby and I had Foxtel at the time - at least something was on at 3am other than shopping channels haha I have cut down with the smoking and pun was well accepted!

    I like the fact that you always pick up some bargains while you are away! I have heard of the 2nd one - I do actually like to watch a Western - the American Wild West has always been an interest. I have the entire series of Deadwood - which came in the wooden case with the dvd's and the old style poker set. At the moment, I am up late watching Blackadder lol both boys are a bit under the weather and I don't like to go to sleep until my eldest has - I run well on a few hours - I think????

    Awesome that the book is giving you some great information -oh and the money/honesty conversation,usually had to do with the males that had been in my life - live and learn though!

    Loved the INXS lyric - good memories listening to that album - my brother used to pinch it off of me all the time!

    Thank you TMB - one can only wish for peace and happiness!

    I'm standing here on the ground, The sky above won't fall down, See no evil in all direction, Resolution of happiness, Things have been dark for too long, Don't change for you, Don't change a thing for me - Don't Change - INXS - one back at you!

    Eine leere Seite ist nur eine neue Geschichte zu erzählen - everyone should have a rewrite!

    Big massive cyber hug back TMB!

    Look after you too!



  4. the_motorcycle_boy
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    4 August 2015 in reply to Indra

    Hey Indra,

    Great to hear from you, too, mon ami. It's an exciting moment when I know there's a message in cyberland waiting from you. It is one of the highlights of the day!

    I think I'm a provisional convert to Rammstein. First I need to listen carefully at least twice to the album (while performing the Till Hammer. lol). Then I'll know if I am a true convert or not. lol. I'm afraid I only got the one CD but it will do. They did have the 2 disc version but it was dearer. If I really like it I might get another. By then my white shoes may have darkened a bit too. Haha!.

    I find it hard to buy things for myself when I've been in tight mode for a while. It seems such a waste of money. Then suddenly I'll bust and spend $100 like it's going out of fashion! Need a balance, I suppose. Or a win in lotto! lol. Yes, Jack Johnston was pretty cool, will keep an eye out for his music in future.

    When I go away, I visit a local Video store. They sell used recent releases quite cheaply. Blu-rays are $18 and DVDs are 2 for $25. Each time I go there, there are new movies so I usually get a bargain. I saw Deadwood today at JB HiFi and it looked interesting. A really good western, to me, was "Open Range" with Kevin Costner and Robert Duvall. I hope you get a chance to catch up on your sleep sometime, I do think about that, mon ami!

    What a great song, Don't Change by INXS. Thanks for the lyrics, first time I've actually seen them in print! I never realized how much I liked INXS until I got their Best of, what a talented band!

    I don't think I told you but I went to the beach the other day. It was awesome! Walked along the sand and checked out the surf, got some chips and fed the gulls. Super relaxing! I love the waves and the ocean, used to body surf a lot many moons ago!

    Sunday 8:30pm ABC2, there's a show on Joy Division, might be good!

    In keeping with the western theme. "I am just a cowboy, lonesome on the trail, A starry night, a campfire light, The coyote call, the howling winds wail, So I ride out to the old sundown"  Cowboy Song - Thin Lizzy.

    Yeah, my father used to say, "Peace of mind is the most valued thing" After having depression, I can certainly vouch for that! I bet you can too,

    Hey, I liked your quote in German, everyone should have a rewrite! Sometimes I feel like a blank page!

    Faire ce que vous aimez est la pierre angulaire d'avoir l'abondance dans votre vie.- very true!

    Big massive cyber hug, Indra!

    All the best to you and the boys,

    Take care, mon ami!


  5. Indra
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    4 August 2015 in reply to the_motorcycle_boy

    Hey TMB!

    I am the same TMB - it's like receiving snail mail from friends years ago! It helps having such a good rapport with you - and even if I am feeling down, there is always a smile or a laugh to be found - cheers!

    I didn't realise that MIG had a version with one disk - all good - the remix cd isn't too my taste - a bit too much on the obscure, dancey side - should have left it alone lol Watch the neck with the Hammer move lol I remember many head banging, hair tossing moments - if I did it too much now I wouldn't be able to move my neck for a week - the pitfalls of ageing lol Well, I have seen ripple sole boots making a comeback in to fashion, black is back!!

    I hear you with the spending side - mine is more I feel guilty that I didn't get the boys something as well (I usually do anyway haha) Yes winning the lotto would be great - I usually forget to buy a ticket though haha

    Video stores - yes I still call them that - it's surprising that they still exist now with cyberland in full force. I have seen Open Range - I am just not much of a Costner fan though. I love Robert Duvall - my eldest son is named after his character in the movie Lonesome Dove - the book is absolutely awesome - well I should say series of books by Larry McMurtry. Deadwood is quite full on, but  lot more realistic than other Westerns I have seen. Sleep is a bit erractic again - hopefully it will balance out one day and when I quit smoking - I am trying, I will probably breathe a little better at night too.I think the lonliness is eating away at me a bit of late, be nice to switch off!

    Welcome with the lyrics - and yes, I have seen the ads for Joy Division on Sunday - I need to set reminders for myself lol INXS were great in the early days!

    A very poignant quote TMB - I think at this point in my life I am starting to forget what it feels like to love anything - apart from my children - but that is a given! Your Dad had a very wise saying there - and yes I relate very well.

    Awesome - Thin Lizzy have some great tunes - my eldest has their CD as well! Chinatown is a good song too.

    I've been through the desert on a horse with no name, It felt good to be out of the rain, In the desert you can remember your name, 'Cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain - Horse with no name America - keeping with the theme!

    Es kann nicht ein Regenbogen sein , ohne ein wenig regen - simple yet true!

    A big massive cyber hug back to you TMB,

    Take care of you too Mein Freund!





  6. the_motorcycle_boy
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    5 August 2015 in reply to Indra

    Hey Indra!

    That's great we can cheer each other up via our posts. It's also great to share things like music and books etc. and just everyday stuff. I know it is doing me good. My ability to correspond is getting better all the time. Writing doesn't tire me out like it used to (as much) and my thinking is getting clearer. blah blah  now who's rambling? lol.

    The MIG album had 2 versions, I thought the simpler and cheaper one would do me by giving me an idea of what Rammstein are like. Yes, my head banging days are over cos now I head bang on the inside! lol. I'm in luck as my usual footwear is  black, suede Rollers!

    You know I can't remember buying a lotto ticket once, not into gambling either.

    I never got to see or read Lonesome Dove, the mini series had an excellent cast and review. Will keep an eye out. (Will keep the other eye out for Deadwood! lol) I love the name you chose for your eldest son! Awesome! Dignified and with a cool shorter version. Very nice!

    Good luck with the smoking, hope it improves your breathing/sleeping soon. I feel for you re: your loneliness, wish I could help!! How about getting another pet? You probably thought of that eh? A dog would be great company! Maybe join a group of some description. A music or movie club or a trivia group? Or go to church just to meet people. Have you thought about volunteer work? At the local St. Vincent De Paul or somewhere similar? Maybe join a nature group?

    I can think of a few things you can love as well as your children. Number one is you!! You're a GREAT person! You're funny, intelligent, with lessons you can sing Happy Birthday ok, witty, knowledgable, generous, interesting, the list goes on! But lists aside, you are worthy simply because you exist. And your worth is the same as for anyone else, here's TBM on his soap box! lol. What else can you love? Your folks, your evil twin, your cat and anyone else you choose. But it's important you love yourself. The more you do the more you can love others and vice versa!!

    Hey, I liked the lyrics from America, very cool. Thanks for that.

    Something a bit different..."If it were but a matter of faith, If it were measured in petitions and prayer, She would materialise, all fleshed out, But it is not, nor do I care",  Green Eyes - Nick CaveI

    loved your German quote! Simple but true and poetic!

    La chose importante est de ne jamais remettre en question (Albert Einstein)

    A big massive cyber hug to you Indra,

    All the best to you and the boys

    Take care


  7. Indra
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    5 August 2015 in reply to the_motorcycle_boy

    Hey TMB,

    Firstly and simply - thank you. For your friendship, support and encouragement. I think it was a well needed kick in the backside for me! I am very hard on myself and sometimes don't see that too clearly. I do have a lot of love to give - I think I just need to express it more. Not easy to do when you build up walls - but a day at a time! Oh and I will work on the singing lol Stand proud on your soapbox and shout away!

    I am glad that you have a positive in communicating more now and I probably wear you out at times with our epic posts! lol Good to hear that you have black shoes haha

    Oh I forgot from your last post - how awesome you got to spend some time near the beach - envious! It has just been too cold and wet over here - sitting in the car is just not the same and I hope the gulls didn't bombard you too much - rats with wings lol

    Glad you have two eyes out for the Westerns lol anymore and you might be in trouble lol My son's name is a variant of the old fashioned moniker - but it does get shortened - makes it easier for others! My younger son's middle name is after Otis Redding - he had such a wonderful voice.

    You are helping me by being here to talk to as well. I am off to the docs again tomorrow - may have to get some asthma type relief. Time of the year doesn't help either! I have enough pets now lol don't need miniman getting anymore ideas lol I am a bit limited in being able to commit to many things because of the boys - not an excuse - I just need to be available at the drop of a hat. I will get there though - somehow, some way!

    The Nick Cave lyrics were interesting - a great narrative to it. Einstein quote was good - but to never challenge is to never discover as well!

    Und diejenigen, die tanzen gesehen wurden, dachte verrückt von denen, die die Musik nicht hören konnte , um zu sein. " - Friedrich Nietzsche - I like to dance, so therefore I am!

    If the sun refuse to shine,I don't mind, I don't mind,If the mountains fell in the sea,let it be, it ain't me, Alright, 'cos I got my own world to look through, And I ain't gonna copy you - If 6 was 9 - Jimi Hendrix - one of the coolest songs ever! (well in my opinion lol)

    Here's to clearer thinking TMB!

    Big massive cyber hug back to you dear Freund,

    Thank you for thinking of myself and my dynamic duo!

    I'm staying in this world if you are! lol


  8. the_motorcycle_boy
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    7 August 2015 in reply to Indra

    Hey Indra,

    Thanks for a really great post, again! I'm very happy to be your friend and very much appreciate all that you put in to our friendship. Didn't mean to kick you in the proverbial! lol! I just get carried away at times when I get into what I call "Self-Esteem" mode. It has worked for me so well that I am passionate about it with others! I'm sure you have a lot of love to give and despite the walls you will express it more. I know you are an accomplished writer, maybe you could express yourself more on paper, in poetry or prose. Just an idea!

    I seem to remember you saying you went to the gym when practical. Maybe there you could strike up a friendship? I know it is difficult for you to allocate time to yourself but if possible, you could attend the gym sort of regularly??

    Just seem to think more clearly with my correspondence these days, it's getting easier to do. My cognitive powers are returning slowly. Lol, I sound like one of those super action heroes! Mighty Writer! lol. As for our epic posts, to me, they are very much worth the effort!

    Luckily, there were only a few gulls accosting me at the beach. But it was great to see and smell the surf. I feel a great affinity with the ocean and lately our weather has been  sunny and clear. Rats with wings! Good one! lol.

    Hey, that's cooler than cool that your younger son's middle name comes from Otis Redding! What a top choice! I never got around to having kids but, in another life, wouldn't have minded some. Would give you a whole new perspective on life. Good luck at the docs, asthma related? Is yours to do with your breathing? You take care! I had similar problems too when I was younger with allergies etc.

    I thought the Jimi Hendrix lyrics were fantastic! He's great! And what a guitarist! and I really loved the German quote from Nietzsche too, so true and full of meaning.

    It leads me to the following short quote - "Briller sur vous fou diamant!" and for some scintillating lyrics, lol,

    "Long you live and high you fly, And smiles you'll give and tears you'll cry, And all you touch and all you see, Is all your life will ever be"  Breathe - Pink Floyd. (music played regularly at our Love Shack! in 1980!!).

    I'm all for clearer thinking! in more ways than one!

    Big massive cyber hug to you! and the dynamic duo, mon grande ami!

    Thanks tor being such a good friend to me, Indra.

    I'm staying here (in this world) for a while yet! So glad you're in it too!

    Keep smiling and Stay Strong!


  9. Indra
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    7 August 2015 in reply to the_motorcycle_boy

    Hey TMB,

    Getting a hello in - read on another post you have your friend down for the weekend, hope you guys enjoy! I am very ill with the flu at the moment - chest infection - have a ton of meds from the doc and vitamins, so I kinda rattle when I walk at the moment. The hardest part is I can't get to rest very much, being a single parent - life doesn't stop when you get sick. My parents did call in for about 5 seconds - almost threw what they had to drop off and talked from the car lol I understand would hate to pass it on.

    I'm glad we are on an even keel with our friendship - not one sided lol Hey, don't apologise for the self esteem- if anything keep it up. I think everybody needs to be passionate about something, otherwise life tends to become a hollow shell of existence! Oh, kick away if I seem to need it lol I think having someone else's perspective on things can make stop and look at what you are doing wrong at times! I just hope you don't have big feet haha

    I will attempt the gym once I am better - I should have rock hard abs by then with all the coughing I am doing - I am so sore around the ribs - ouch!

    Mighty Writer - complete with cape and mask! I can be the sidekick - Wonderword Woman lol just not in tights though haha For me too MB, it's great peace of mind knowing I have a good friend out there - anonymous and cyber - but a great friend! Don't mind me - I am blaming my cold haha

    Haha glad you got a laugh with the rats with wings - it also applies to pigeons lol Yep- the ocean is my natural lava lamp - get lost in looking at it for hours!

    Yeah, I am pretty stoked with my boys' names too lol I can lend you mine if you need the child experience lol sometimes things aren't meant to be I guess - you never know! It makes you more aware that you aren't the only one that exists! I have had asthma on and off since I was a kid - I have years with no problems and seems to be more when I am ill.

    Hendrix was so far ahead of his time! Floyd - awesome - I think everyone has listened them!  I knew the French lyric straight away - one of my faves! Breathe is great too - such a layered song! haha Loveshack - ah memories lol

    Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day, You fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way,. Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town, Waiting for someone or something to show you the way. Time - Floyd

    Big massive cyber hug back mein lieber Freund,

    Friendship in abounds TMB and glad you are here too!

    Live life and enjoy!


  10. the_motorcycle_boy
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    8 August 2015 in reply to Indra

    Hey Indra,

    Not good news all round! You have the flu, my team lost last night and Australia looks like losing the cricket!! Really sorry you are so crook! And with a chest infection too! Doctor TMB says "Keep up the fluids and rest, chicken noodle soup, Vick's and keep warm. Wish I could be a tag team wrestler, I'd give you a well needed rest while I took over for you! Oh and thank you for  the well wishes for the weekend.

    I hear what you are saying about being passionate about something. I am really passionate about film and what makes it click. I love it. My Self-Esteem learning is also very important to me. It has taken years to develop it and I rely on it a lot. So, I am a staunch advocate! But it isn't for everyone and therefore I don't like to impose it on people. Hence, I don't kick (or try not to!) but more of a gentle nudge in a possible, new direction. lol.

    Sorry to hear your ribs are so sore! Does it hurt to laugh? ok no more jokes eh! And I hope your asthma is not too severe.

    Do you feel a little crazy with your flu?, that's how it affects me sometimes. Hey, Wonderword Woman and Mighty Writer team up with the Dynamic Bureau to fight CyberCrime and WileyWordcount! Haha! Have you taken your boys to see the new "Avengers" movie? well, not when you're sick! Wouldn't mind watching it myself!

    Yeah, can look at the ocean for ages too! Another surreal, nature moment for me was catching a cable car  up to a mountain top in Innsbruck, Austria. Went up so high we passed through clouds and you could see tiny little houses way, way below. Breathtaking!

    Guess what I've been listening to? That's right, Rammstein, blaring out for hours on end. Really, I have listened to the album roughly 4 times and think it's pretty good! A good beat, you can get into it. I pretended to head bang to one song and my friend started laughing, it was pretty funny. I don't mind the German either, it complements the music. I need to listen more  and to get black lol!

    "Madman drummers bummers and Indians in the summer with a teenage diplomat, In the dumps with the mumps as the adolescent pumps his way into his hat, With a boulder on my shoulder, feelin' kinda older, I tripped the merry-go-round,  With this very unpleasing sneezing and wheezing, the calliope crashed to the ground"  Bruce Springsteen - Blinded by The Light.

    L'amitié est toujours une responsabilité doux, jamais l'occasion.

    Big massive cyber hug to you, mon ami,

    Don't rattle too much! you poor thing

    Take care and get well soon.


  11. Indra
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    10 August 2015 in reply to the_motorcycle_boy

    Hey TMB,

    Slowly on the mend here - worse part is the boys have got it now - more so my older lad! I find it hard when my babies are sick. Time of the year for it though. Thanks Dr TMB and seriously if you lived closer, I would have taken you up on the offer of getting some rest!! I did have a nanna nap here and there but that felt risky to me lol

    Sorry to hear your team lost and the cricket is copping a hiding as well! Hope the weekend went well apart from that! Keep up with the self esteem -from when we started writing, you seem so more positive in your mood - maybe it will subconsciously come to me one day haha

    Ribs are better - so joke away - I could do with a laugh! Loved the action spiel too - word count is the arch enemy on here as too Dastardly Depression! I often have to edit as I go over limit - so hard to cram everything in! I always feel crazy lol - joking - I think it's being cooped up too much when the flu hits.

    I think I will pass on the cable car lol That is my only fear - open heights - and have only tackled it once - the fact that the snow was so thick, couldn't see how high up I was on the chair lift! My friend that it would be a good idea to go for a ride during blizzard like conditions lol She wanted to hop off half way haha Falls Creek many moons ago!

    About time! Crank up the Rammstein! Told you I would convert you lol Oh to be a fly on the wall - I often headbang in the car - get the odd look now and then haha It's my world in there - so eh stare away!! haha It's funny - when they sing in English - doesn't quite sound the same lol although I will sing the English lyric when I know what the word is! Back in black!

    The Springsteen song made me feel old lol but was great with the word play! One from the master of word play - an old one but a good one - I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together.See how they run like pigs from a gun, see how they fly. I'm crying. I am the Walrus - by well a bit obvious lol

    Loslassen , was hält uns nach unten - I am starting to take my own advice!

    Love the French quote - and quite rightly so - I never take things for granted - good friends are hard to find in this world!

    Big massive hug back to you Mein Freund!

    Thank you for caring - and it's better to be rattling than rolling hahaha

    Take care of you TMB! I am taking care of myself and my babies,






  12. the_motorcycle_boy
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    11 August 2015 in reply to Indra

    Hey there Indra!

    Good to hear you're getting better, slowly, not good to hear the boys have contracted "it"! (for you or them!) Hope you all recover quickly, may the nanna naps suffice. Take care, you guys.

    Apart from the "horrible" feeling of watching my team lose badly lol, and the indignity of the cricket, the weekend was ok. Had a few meals out and watched the union which Aus. won, yay!! Beat NZ first time in 4 years!! Thanks for noticing my mood changing. It reinforces my beliefs. A few months back I was a lot sicker. My depression is lifting, each day I feel a bit better and I am trying to keep the ol' Self Esteem going. Maybe you can get some subliminal lift too! lol.

    Yes, you do go into "claustrophobic" mode when sick. Stir crazy! Glad you can take some ribbing now, lol. I muck about chasing the right word count too. Saw a program on Vietnam yesterday, blew me away and I said to myself, "I wouldn't mind going there one day!", like as a long, long term goal. It's good to dream! Of course, I will be starting with much shorter trips to Sydney etc, first.

    Was great to hear of your chair lift adventure! These days I am a bit fearful regarding heights! In fact, I can't stomach them at all! As I improve mentally, it is getting a bit better but heights and me don't mix anymore! Harden up TMB! Speaking of falling from a dizzy height, did you see Joy Division on the tube? Really en-"joy"-ed it, haha! Brought back heaps of memories, old songs etc. Downloaded 15 songs to listen to but couldn't get "Love Will Tear Us Apart".

    I am becoming a Rammsteinite! You have converted me lol! My head banging looks even funnier with my new haircut. Half way through, the electric shears packed it in, so my friend cut the rest with scissors! I look like a cross between Robert De Niro's Frankenstein and an Edward Scissorhand bush gone mad! In hiding till it regrows! No-one will pick on me!! lol!

    Loved the Beatles quote, I luv "I am the walrus" coo coo ca choo, lol! I'll quote one from guess who? Their vocals and tunes were so masterful, the lyrics could look a bit tame. Anyway, "Walk in silence, Don't walk away, in silence.See the danger, Always danger, Endless talking, Life rebuilding, Don't walk away". - Atmosphere - Joy Division

    Liked your Germen saying, v. sensible! and from Charles Bukowski comes:

    Nous devons apporter notre propre lumière à l'obscurité".

    Big massive hug to you, mon ami!

    May you and your sons be well soon!

    Shake, rattle and roll!! lol


  13. Indra
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    12 August 2015 in reply to the_motorcycle_boy

    Hey TMB,

    Everyone here on the mend slowly - it has been very draining! One tired Mum! Hope you are travelling well yourself! I can be quite perceptive at times - I think?! even in word form you can tell when someone is feeling more upbeat. Keep going with it TMB and keep that sickness at bay! Glad you got to dine out and enjoy some company over the weekend too!

    Haha ribbing - good one! I have always been able to give as well as I get when it comes to humour - I don't take that sort of thing to heart - a big change from when I was young. It's great that you have a dream in place to travel to Vietnam -dreams can turn in to reality! Good that you are pacing yourself though by starting small. Would hate for you to end up with an anxiety overload! Good exposure therapy there! I'll have to live vicariously through you with the travel. I think my days of long distance are in the past - but it's not something I dwell on.

    No, I'll let you off with the open height fear - I am not about to face that one anytime soon. I had a small anxiet attack about 3 months ago, being on a high jetty - I was more afraid of miniman being near the edge. However,  would have jumped in if needed be - that instinct will always take over!

    I missed the Joy Division episode - the Stones are on this weekend - they are always good for a look. Their Rock n' Roll circus DVD is awesome - they are all tripping madly - but the music from all of the bands is awesome!

    Score 1 to Indra - hehe go TMB! Heading banging to the best of them - yay Rammstein! Face palm moment - what is with you and haircuts? LMAO Hey DeNiro's Frank was cool lol At least you can wear a beanie at the moment when you go out lol You're a worry lol but thanks for the chuckle!

    I grew up in a Beatle household - wasn't hard to like them! Can so relate to Atmosphere - I don't walk anymore and I am definitely not silent lol

    But your thoughts will soon be wandering, the way they always do. When you're riding sixteen hours and there's nothing there to do, And you don't feel much like riding, you just wish the trip was through- Turn the Page - Bob Seeger - you can twist the lyrics towards life!

    Und Schutz der Kerze , so die Dunkelheit wird uns nicht verbrauchen - just continuing the flow of your French!

    Big massive cyber hug back to you mein Freund!

    Thank you for your well wishes!

    Not shaking, but sporting a lovely shade of raccoon! Who needs make up? lol

    Take care TMB!



  14. the_motorcycle_boy
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    14 August 2015 in reply to Indra

    Hey Indra,

    Please forgive the lateness of this reply. I needed to visit my friend and stay the night as she is going into hospital for the weekend. So, sorry mate! I hope this message finds you and your boys well on the road to recovery. Hope you have also been getting plenty of sleep and good rest! I'll definitely keep the SE stuff going, must keep that negativity away! lol.

    Looking at getting the Lonely Planet guide to Vietnam to understand the place a bit more. Only $18 online! Am going to Sydney on Tuesday, my friend is seeing her heart specialist. Coming straight back but it's still a trip away. Then maybe to Moree in a few weeks time! I was very sensitive too when young regarding humour aimed at me. Now with a thicker hide I like to think I can handle it

    May watch the Stones this weekend, will keep an eye out for R'n'R circus too. Thanks for the recommendation. Rammsteinitis has claimed another victim! My friend began to head bang (lol!) whilst listening to the "wicked" album. We both had a good laugh. Actually starting to like the songs more and more. It's not just a heavy metal sound, there seems to be lots of styles incorporated.

    I got some new Dvds while I was away, another bargain, lol. I got a movie called "The Pianist", another, "On The Road" and lastly, "The Big Boss" (with Bruce Lee). 3 for $25! I want to buy another named "The Drop" on the internet. Stars Tom Hardy whose acting, I think, is terrific. He was the baddie in "Dark Knight Rises".

    I was growing up when the Beatles were disbanding, remember feeling a bit down at the time! Thanks for the Bob Seeger lyrics, they are applicable to everyday life! I liked his Night Moves album. My brother was a big fan. So you are sorting a lovely shade of racoon! Don't worry, I get that too! Thank God for the sunnies! though you can't wear them everywhere!

    The following lyrics I really like a lot! He used to be in a group called Japan. It's a cool video too.

    "I'm waiting on the empty docks, Watching the ships come in, I'm waiting for the agony to stop, Oh, let the happiness in, I'm watching as the gulls all settle down, Upon the empty vessels, The faded whites of their wedding gowns, The songs of hopeless selflessness". Let the Happiness In - David Sylvian.

    I liked the German quote, and a little connected is: "Passion développe la vision tunnel et tout le reste, on le laisse tomber"

    Big massive cyber hug to you mon ami!

    May you and the boys be flu free as soon as possible.

    Please take care! Rest!


  15. Indra
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    16 August 2015 in reply to the_motorcycle_boy

    Hey TMB,

    Back at you with the lateness from me too! lol I ended up having a weekend away in the city - including a date... lol So the weekend had a great high - back to reality and a bit of low now - oh well - can't win them all.

    Hope your friend is ok - heart specialist sounds a little scary - pass on my best wishes. My eldest was still unwell, but made it to school finally on Friday - it always makes me feel bad when I have to send him away ill. Nothing I can change about it though.

    Hey great to hear that you are making the small steps towards travelling - awesome job TMB! I hear you with the sensitivity with humour in the younger days - now as you have discovered lol I use humour now sometimes as a coping mechanism and sometimes it just happens on its own! haha Missed the Stones special too - I am just not very organised of late.

    Laughed when I read about restarting the headbanging revolution in your household! Oh for sure - Rammstein have a wide variety of sounds - and I like a mixture of them all. Got to relive the youth over the weekend listening to some Stone Temple Pilots and A Perfect Circle (side project of Tool) - you sometimes forget about some of the music that you love!

    Bargain shopper! I must admit I like a lot of Bruce Lee's movies - a phenomenal martial artist! My mum was the Beatleshead growing up - so was kinda hard to avoid lol Matching raccoon - awesome - my last pair of sunnies were broken this morning - so will be of to hunt a new pair tomorrow - then I can wear them everywhere lol

    Very moving lyrics there - I have heard of Japan - would be great if happiness came knocking again, maybe one day, somehow.

    Tugging a rhythm to the vision that's in my head, Tugging a beat to the sight of you lying, So delighted with a new understanding, Something about a little evil, that makes that Unmistakable noise I was hearing, Unmistakable sound that I know so well, Spent and sighing with a look in your eye, Spent and sighing with a look on your face like - song from A Perfect Circle off the album Mer De Noms - big recommendation there!

    Very connected French quote- so, so true - to follow on - Bleiben auf der Strecke , wird das Herz immer überstimmen , den Geist und beobachtete das Flackern der Kerzen

    Big massive cyber hug back Mein Freund and hope you too are well and the weekend was a good one for you - good luck on Tuesday! Safe and positive travels!

    Life goes on - I will see that one day and believe in it

    Take care,



  16. the_motorcycle_boy
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    17 August 2015 in reply to Indra

    Hi Indra,

    Am leaving now for trip to Sydney tomorrow, will be in contact Wednesday or as soon as possible. Sorry for delay.



  17. the_motorcycle_boy
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    19 August 2015 in reply to Indra

    Hey Indra,

    Hey remember me? lol. Sorry it has taken me so long to respond, I've either been at hospitals or on my way to and from them, watching over my friend, even going to Sydney! My friend is ok now (thanks for well wishes) she is due to have a heart operation in roughly 2 months time. I will be going to Sydney again for a week this time, to help my friend get through it. So, anyway, I sincerely hope you and the boys have been going well, it's good to talk to you again! I missed you guys!

    What's this I read about a date?! and a weekend away?! Tell me more if you like? Sorry, too that you've hit a bit of a low since then. To do with sending your eldest to school? Yeah, I am making slow inroads into traveling again. Don't know how much longer I'll be on this earth, and traveling is one thing I'd like to do again. Sydney for a week will be a good primer. Have sent away for a Lonely Planet guide to Vietnam! It's a start!

    You say sometimes your humour just happens on its own. Do you at times burst into laughter at some private thought? I do but not a lot. I missed the Stones too! and Rammstein I've neglected for a few days, back into it soon. Have never deliberately listened to Stone Temple Pilots or A Perfect Circle, will keep an ear out.

    Isn't Bruce Lee great!! what an athlete. love his movies! You had Beatlemania at home! Raccoon, did you get the sunnies? They save me from black raccy eyes!Hey, I am certain the happiness will be let into your life again! Loved the lyrics from A Perfect Circle and yes will look out for "Mer De Noms" album. thanx.

    Got one of my recent orders already! "Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid" arrived today! Did you like it? Expecting "The Drop" soon and then a book on adapting novels etc into films.

    I was dreamin' in my dreamin', Of an aspect bright and fair, And my sleepin' it was broken, But my dream it lingered near, In the form of shinin' valleys, Where the pure air recognized, Oh, and my senses newly opened, And I awakened to the cry... People have the power...PHTP - Dream of Life - Patti Smith.

    Des milliers de bougies peuvent être allumées à partir d'une seule bougie, et la durée de vie de la bougie ne sera pas abrégé. A quote in line with your beautiful German quote regarding the flickering of the candles.

    Thanks for all your well wishes, mon ami! I have made my first small journey, may yours continue to be good ones too!

    Big massive cyber hug to you!

    Life does go on! Believe me!

    All the very best to you and your fine lads


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  18. Indra
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    19 August 2015 in reply to the_motorcycle_boy

    Hey TMB!

    How I have missed you too! It is great though that you have been there for your friend - how scary though with a heart operation looming - will be in my thoughts when the time comes! I am glad that you have conquered the short trip to Sydney though! Awesome. It's funny, that when you talk to a friend regularly, how much you do miss speaking to them - even cyberly! The boys and I are nearly fully over the flu now - but thank you for thinking of us - part of the extended family now lol

    Um, the date went well, but nothing more eventuated. I have learnt not to get my hopes up too high - saves from getting hurt in the long run - but I got out there lol I also caught up with some friends in the city, so was nice to catch up with them - good people! I am a bit over counter meals now lol Are you ok - or was that just in general being on this earth? I am glad you have ordered the guide on Vietnam - 1st step!

    The humour kind of falls out at times it shouldn't lol I have always been like that! Humour is also a good defence mechanism - well for me! The low was more to realising what I miss out in life at times - my eldest son - I can't change things there for now.

    You are forgiven for the Rammstein - you have had a lot on - the other 2 bands I was into in the 90's/early 2000's - was good to listen to them again and glad you liked the lyrics to Thinking of You. My favourite of A Perfect Circle is Magdalena. Well, you should know by now the type of music I am into lol

    Bruce Lee is awesome - such ability! In saying that, one of my fave movies would be The Crow with Brandon Lee - such sad endings for both of them. Butch Cassidy is such a classic movie - up there with The Great Escape! I like Clint Eastwood's old westerns too. I have only just recently caught up with the latest season of Game of Thrones - trying to keep up with movies - don't seem to get a lot of time to watch them -or like you fall asleep lol

    No sunnies yet - will have to suffer for the cause of the raccoon! The Patti Smith lyrics - wow! she is certainly an icon for the punk movement! Heard of a classic interview about her as well- funny as!

    Your quote was so moving - thank you! Und selbst bei einer leichten Brise von der Sehnsucht Seufzer , steht die Flamme stark, zeigt Stärke , als Licht brennt ewig. A poetic collaboration here!

    Always welcome Mein Freund - make your journey a long and happy one! Was great to hear from you!

    Big massive cyber hug back,

    Believing is seeing,

    Happiness to you from us,


  19. Indra
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    20 August 2015 in reply to the_motorcycle_boy

    I ran out of room for a music quote lol

    Love is a wild animal, It breathes you it looks for you, It nests upon broken hearts and goes hunting when there are kisses and candles, It sucks tightly on your lips and digs tunnels through your ribs, It drops softly like snow. First it gets hot then cold, in the end it hurts - Amour - Rammstein.

    I think this sums up getting back out in the world for me! Great song and a little partial to Til Lindemann's voice in this one - hmmm - yeah, yeah - sound like a teenage girl lol



  20. the_motorcycle_boy
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    20 August 2015 in reply to Indra

    Hey Indra!

    Thanks for thinking about my friend, she is somewhat anxious regarding the upcoming operation. I'll be going down with 2 others and staying in a self-contained unit in the hospital grounds. Will be there for a week. That will be a big adventure for me! but especially for my friend!! I missed talking to you guys too and hearing from you and am glad you are all almost flu free. Just call me Uncle Bob (after Big Arnie in Terminator 2) Ha ha!

    Am glad your date went well, pity it didn't work out further but you had a go! Good on you! A worthwhile experience, no doubt. Great you met up with friends too! Did you have a lot of counter meals while away? I'm ok lol, was just talking in general about not knowing when one's time is up. I want to live a lot before I push up the daisies. Ha Ha!

    So, your favourite is "Magdalena". I will attempt to download this, have been successful with "Three Libras" and "Judith" so far. I can see a pattern in your music taste. Sort of heavy but a bit poetic as well. Do you like Dream Theatre? Just thought you might. The Fall are still hard to beat IMHO! "Always different, always the same".

    I liked The Crow too. Didn't think I would but...what a loss of talent eh? Bruce and Brandon. Bruce could've been a mega-star!! Expecting "The Drop" to arrive soon and looking forward to that. Stars Tom Hardy. He's an excellent actor, have seen him in 4 or 5 movies all top notch performances. Still haven't watched "Birdman" but I will, I will. Tom Hardy is also in the new Mad Max movie "Fury Road" Have read no reviews of that yet.

    So, do you have much planned for this weekend? My friend is coming down tomorrow arvo and we shall watch my team play that night. Grocery shopping Sat arvo after lunch at Thai restaurant. Sunday football in afternoon. What else?

    Thought the Rammstein Amour quote was excellent, such wonderful imagery. Welcome to the world, Indra! Here's a nice one from Lloyd Cole and The Commotions...She takes me down to the basement to look at her slides, Of her family life, pretty weird at times, At the age of ten she looked like greta garbo, And I loved her then, but how was she to know that, When she smiles my way, My eyes go out in vain, She's got perfect skin. - Perfect Skin.

    Keeping in the same tradition as your German quote - À partir d'un peu d'étincelle peut éclater d'une flamme. - Dante Alighieri

    Big massive cyber hug (from Uncle Bob) to you and the boys!

    Glad you are recovering well.

    Best wishes to you, mon grande ami



  21. Indra
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    21 August 2015 in reply to the_motorcycle_boy

    Hey TMB,

    Or should I say Uncle Bob - you crack me up! It would have been even funnier if you had said Uncle Buck lol sorry for the lateness - this is take 2 - the laptop died as I was almost finished round 1! Grrr

    I am glad that you and your friend have a great support network around you - and most welcome - I would be feeling anxious if I was waiting for surgery too. Will be in my thoughts when the time comes x

    The dating thing I am not putting to much faith into - don't think there too many genuine people left out in the world  - not quite ready to have my heart trampled on again. A half wall up lol Yep - over the counter meals a little to heavy for me - I shouldn't complain as I didn't have to pay! I thought you were generalising with the dirt nap statement - phew! - although I prefer Irises to daisies lol

    You are on the ball with the music TMB! Judith was their first release and a great song and yes, Magdalena is the fave - very intense song. You are so biased with The Fall lol but they are your fave, so it easy to promote lol I got the Jack Johnson Cd in the mix in the car - miniman has allowed it haha My eldest was even whistling Engel - was funny because his teacher knew what it was! I have heard of Dream Theatre but not listened to it.

    Quiet weekend for us - well for the boys - stressful for me lol Glad you have some company (envious haha) and indulging in rugby (football lol), shopping and I knew some Thai food would be in the mix!

    I read the bio on The Drop - sounds interesting - it must have been one of James Gandolfini's last movies too. I have seen Tom Hardy in Rock N Rolla -great movie that one! I couldn't take to Birdman - even with Michael Keaton in it - but that's just me lol

    Perfect Skin is a good song (I knew what it was) and liked the lyrics - sometimes a person's smile can have the most beauty, regardless of what  they look like.

    Too much walking shoes worn thin,Too much trippin' and my soul's worn thin, Time to catch her ride it leaves today, Her name is what it means,Too much walking shoes worn thin,Time to take her home, Her dizzy head is conscious laden. Time to take a ride it leaves today, No conversation - Big Empty - Stone Temple Pilots

    To follow on in German - "Und ein starkes Herz wird das gleiche tun"

    Big massive cyber hug back Uncle Bob (TMB lol)

    Take care of yourself and your crew mein fantastisches Freund!

    'Til you write again,


  22. the_motorcycle_boy
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    23 August 2015 in reply to Indra

    Hey Indra,

    Gee, I hope your laptop isn't kaput! Isn't that a pain when you have to write it all over again! Uncle Buck, is that John Candy? it's stretching my memory a bit!

    Yes, my friend is lucky to have good support. And thank you for your kind intentions too, much appreciated. She will be, literally, a new woman after the Op!

    I'd be a bit suss using a dating service too but I'd try it, maybe, to see what it's like. I can fully understand your reservations and a half wall up sounds fine to me. My walls have been up for years! only now are they coming down a bit at a time. Love "dirt nap"!

    I'm glad miniman has sanctioned the Jack Johnson CD! lol. Is it good? I woke around 5am the other morning and listened to Janis Joplin's "Pearl". Liked it 7 out of 10. Liked Mercedes Benz and Cry Baby. Funny story about your eldest and whistling Engel! I saw Rick Springfield being interviewed on "One plus one" the other day. Didn't quite catch it but think he's in a "Rock" movie with Meryl Streep!

    I'd gladly give up my Friday night footy to see you guys, to give you a break! We could listen to The Fall all night!! Ha Ha! I have good company but our friendship is special to me. Anyway, my weekend has so far gone to plan. My team lost!! I'm shattered. And our best player and captain was injured. Have Thai food coming out our ears!!

    You're right about James Gandolfini. He was in his last film with Julia Louis-Dreyfus called "Enough Said" that was supposed to be very good. One I'd like to see! I haven't even heard of Rock N Rolla!! but will keep my eye out! Thanks. I will watch "Birdman"tonight! and will let you know what I think.

    You're very perceptive and I know it's true what you say about a person's smile. Sometimes a face literally lights up when someone smiles despite their appearance.

    I found the Stone Temple Pilot's lyrics for "Big Empty" quite enjoyable especially "Her dizzy head is conscious laden" As always it'd be good to hear the accompanying music.

    If you wake up and don't want to smile, If it take just a little while, Open your eyes and look at the day, You'll see things in a different way, Don't stop thinking about tomorrow, Don't stop, it'll soon be here, It'll be even better than before, Yesterday's gone, yesterday's gone. - Don't Stop - Fleetwood Mac.

    And...La meilleure et la plus belle des choses dans le monde ne peut pas être vu ou même touché - ils doivent se faire sentir avec le coeur.

    Big massive cyber hug to you and the lads

    Take care, mon bon ami

    TMB (Uncle Bob)

  23. Indra
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    23 August 2015 in reply to the_motorcycle_boy

    Hey TMB,

    Laptop is fine - just has a hissy fit from time to time lol Yep pain in the butt lol and yes it was a John Candy film too lol

    Glad to hear that the op is going to help your friend immensely - all welcome - it's me - I do care!

    The dating site I am very over lol it is sooo frustrating! I will just meander on my own for now and deal with being lonely! See, we both have the half walls happening lol can't throw caution entirely into the wind haha

    The Cd isn't too bad - pretty mellow - but has some great lyrics to it! I like you even more now - Janis! She is my fave female artist - Pearl is a good album and I like Move Over as well! 5am - you are starting to sound like me being up that early lol Rick Springfield - that's a blast from the past too!

    Awww - TMB that is so cool of you! You would be tortured with Spongebob lol Miniman would rock out with you lol Your friendship is special to me as well - sometimes I get a little sad having a close friend that I probably won't get to meet - I understand the ways of the forum - so as long as I get to talk - it's all good! Sorry about your team and it's captain being injured - double blow! Now that would be a look seeing Pad Thai coming out of ones ears lol Imagine the burning sensation!

    Rock N Rolla is one of Guy Ritchie's films - in the same vein as Snatch etc worth a watch! Good luck with Birdman - I will be waiting for your review!

    I try to be perceptive - I have never been a judgemental person - I believe happiness and beauty resonates from within.

    Fleetwood Mac - classic band - my favourite is Gold Dust Woman- I usually prefer Stevie Nicks singing! Tomorrow is always another day - don't always look forward to it lol

    All for you, Everlasting love forever skies of blue, All in your heart, Never ending just a means for start, Comfort in your eyes, For the warmth inside your smile, Faith's done gone astray, It was you who made living all worth the while I thank you my child, It was you who made living all worth the while I thank you my child - I thank you child - Zakk Wylde - I am thankful for my dynamic duo....

    Oh my TMB - the French quote - I got teary, a wonderful expression has me at a loss for words! That is saying something for me!

    Der Geist wird die Herzen zu folgen , um das Gefühl, etwas Besonderes.

    Big massive cyber hug back TMB - Bob - but with Rowan Atkinson (Blackadder) pronouncing it lol

    Take care of you mein guter Freund!



  24. the_motorcycle_boy
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    24 August 2015 in reply to Indra

    Hey Indra,

    Don't mind me asking, "How come the dating site is so frustrating?" And you'd rather be alone for now, that's fair enough. I sometimes complain about my solitude and yet at other times I embrace it! Like an old comfortable jacket you can put on! Hey, I guess we do need some walls but not 100% impenetrable ones. lol.

    Think I told you I have Janis Joplin's Box set! Included is "Big Brother & The Holding Company", "Cheap Thrills", "Pearl", "Race Peace" and "I got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama!". Haven't listened to them all yet but will. I like her voice, so  raw and powerful!

    Miniman "rocking out with me" sounds interesting! So does being tortured by SpongeBob! lol. Sounds like fun! Yeah, I'm quite disappointed that our friendship probably won't go further than Beyond Blue. Would've been nice to have gotten to know you more and one day possibly meet up. Anyway...will make the most of it as they say. Maybe in another life? lol!

    I had a look yesterday at "Rock N Rolla". It looked pretty good and was cheap. However, I got "Under Her Skin", a spooky Sci-fi and "Rocky Balboa". I saw some of RB the other day and really liked it... I watched "Birdman" the other night and liked it 6 out of 10. But to be fair, I need to watch it again. The first 20 mins the dialogue was partially drowned out by chippy eating! I did like parts of it, so will get back to you with a proper review as soon as!

    I used to think I wasn't too judgemental, now I'm not sure. I can make instant decisions about people at times (especially when in negative mode). I try to blot these judgements out but it is a struggle. Am working on it!

    Guess what, I have satay noodles coming out my ears! May have asked you before but do you have a favourite Thai dish? I love Thai food and the people! Want to go back there one day too!

    That was a beautiful excerpt from Zakk Wylde, the love for a child. Or in your case 2 children! You are lucky, Indra!

    When you crack the sky, scrapers fill the air. Will you keep on building higher 'til there's no more room up there? Will you make us laugh, will you make us cry? Will you tell us when to live, will you tell us when to die? I know we've come a long way, We're changing day to day, But tell me, where do the children play? Cat Stevens.

    Liked your German quote, full of meaning and to follow, Parfois le coeur voit ce qui est invisible pour les yeux.

    Big massive cyber hug to you, mon ami

    All the very best to your two wonderful boys!

    Take care (happiness to you all)


  25. Indra
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    26 August 2015 in reply to the_motorcycle_boy

    Hey TMB!

    Hoping that you are well! Oh the dating site thing - I get frustrated with it - being the free site, about 95% of the males on there are only chasing a casual, physical thing, when I had clearly stated that I wasn't! I also wasn't used to getting bombarded by all of the requests! (I had 50 likes at one stage and I hadn't even looked at any of them lol) I don't mind being in my own company, I guess for me it's the night times that I find the hardest. The walls are coming down slowly and steadily - no race to be run there!

    Janis is awesome - I have like her music since I was a teen! So a long time lol

    Thank you for sharing about our friendship - it is disappointing - but being a public forum can hardly share phone numbers or anything lol at least there is some line of communication and yep will make the most of it!

    Did you fall asleep again through Birdman? hahaha I think the first 20 mins put me off of the film lol Rock N Rolla is one of Guy Ritchie's movies. I also liked his others - Layer Cake, Snatch and Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. All with good twists to them!

    I think as we get older we become more aware or perceptive of others - it is easy to judge on first glance sometimes though. I am glad you are working on it and hope the negatives are starting to become less.

    What a great look - satay noodle earrings perhaps? Lmao! I probably am a bit safe with the Thai, but do enjoy cold rolls. I have had a dish before that had bamboo in it - but can't remember what it was called lol - not much help I know!

    I am lucky with my two - but Miniman's Asperger trait are starting to become a lot of hard work to deal with lately - especially the OCD traits! Bring on the coffee again and panadol and bourbon (not really for the last one lol) I am also very partial to Zakk Wylde too lol

    Die Liebe ist ein wildes Tier Sie atmet dich sie sucht nach dir Nistet auf gebrochenen Herzen Geht auf Jagd bei Kuss und Kerzen Saugt sich fest an deinen Lippen Gräbt sich Gänge durch die Rippen Lässt sich fallen weich wie Schnee Erst wird es heiß dann kalt am Ende tut es weh - Amour - Rammstein. Sorry, I am cheating today - it's both my song and German quote lol I like the fact that there songs sometimes have a duality to them. Everyone can take what meaning from them that they choose! Cat Steven has some great lyrics too - thanks!

    Big massive cyber hug back Mein Freund!

    May your day be a happy one too!

    Rocking on!


  26. the_motorcycle_boy
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    27 August 2015 in reply to Indra

    Hey Indra,

    Where to start? Well, I guess I'll get straight to the point! I've decided, after much consideration, to have a break from writing for a while. I'm going through a bit of a difficult period right now and really need to have some time out.

    But, I wanted to tell you THANKS for being a true friend to me, the value of which I can't estimate. So many rewards!!! from corresponding with you.

    Hope to be back on the boards soon.

    Until then,

    All the Best


  27. Indra
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    27 August 2015 in reply to the_motorcycle_boy

    Hey TMB,

    So sorry to hear that you have hit a difficult time in your life.

    Take all the time you need - just get yourself better and hoping you find some peace out there.

    So welcome for the friendship - anytime time you need an ear!

    Take care of yourself my friend,

    Best wishes


  28. the_motorcycle_boy
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    14 December 2015 in reply to Indra

    Hello Indra!

    Wow, its been several months since I've written here. I wonder if you still check the boards?... I hope you do and I hope you have been well, the boys too. I have been going pretty good. Have moved house, successfully and really like my new abode. Much quieter than my previous place. My social life has grown from one to two people (lol) and it looks like expanding further as I am beginning to do lawn mowing for a local charity. So things are definitely looking up for me! My depression is slowly ebbing away, it will take time for me to be 100% but I think I can get there.

    Really hope my time away has been a prosperous time for you and your sons. Would be awesome to hear how you are going but I understand if you have moved on, so to speak. Anyway, just wanted to say Hi and wish you the best.  

    Cheers mon ami!

    from TMB

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  29. geoff
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    15 December 2015 in reply to the_motorcycle_boy
    dear the_motorcycle_boy, it's been a few months since this post has been posted, but so pleased to hear the good news that slowly your depression is going away, so I wish you all the best. Geoff.
  30. the_motorcycle_boy
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    264 posts
    16 December 2015 in reply to geoff
    Hey Geoff,

    Thanks so much for your best wishes. It was a real surprise to hear from you and that you were pleased at my good news. I have been making solid progress of late and am nearly at the pearly gates of normality. BUT past experience tells me not to get too far ahead of myself but to remain patient. Anyway, thanks again for your kind words. I hope you are traveling well and have a joy-filled Xmas.


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