Saturday, 3 April 2021

Standards

 


Mave and I , alongside Peter, a soft spoken Glaswegian with a plethora of ribald stories and Latino Tim from Atlanta in Georgia won the Big Gay Quiz last night which was fun.
It was nice to enjoy some healthy double entendre conversation without someone getting all thin lipped and upset about things.
I’ve found that to my cost here.
Say something earthy and indecorous  
And there is always someone with a mouth like a cats arse, bursting to tell you off .

I’ve made the effort today. 
I’ve ironed a shirt and jeans ( yes IRONED!)
And I’ve had a shave , oiled my beard and combed my hair. 
Standards have been slipping in Chez Gray recently and it’s time to get a grip on things.
I’ve even had several squirts of Clinique Happy...
I’m ready for action

I made lovely strong coffee this morning and flavoured it with algave Nectar and sat outside in the sun with a book. 
At lunchtime I’m meeting up with my sisters for a distanced garden lunch which will be a real treat.
The sun is out but it’s a little cold
Bracing ! 

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  1. Have a delightful day,

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    1. It’s been nice .
      Lovely to see family

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  2. Not only did our team win you fail to mention that you and I are joint top of the league this season. Blow your own trumpet darling, or get someone else to give yours a good blowing. You deserve it when you smell so utterly delicious x

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    1. Top team John and Mavis!-May I just say you both are so intelligent and such a delight I'm sure there are several from the Big Gay Quiz who will be blowing your trumpets at every opportunity xx

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    2. I only attract the geriatric contingent. However John has his admirers. As for intelligence, I'm thick pigshit stuck on the coat tails of my smartarse friend.

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    3. Me thinks you got more questions than I did mave

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  3. Bracing?? Here I would describe today in the Dales as very, very bracing but sunny.

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  4. More than bracing here - just absolutely freezing

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  5. It is more than a little cold here. It is bloody freezing. No sun either. I have the heating on. Glad to hear standards are not being allowed to slip further. Have a good afternoon. I phoned a friend.

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    1. I’ve contemplated throwing away my elasticated waist tracki bottoms too

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    2. I'm keeping my elasticated shorts.

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    3. Always wear a button or belt and then it cannot creep on unannounced x

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  6. Ah, I see Sue has simultaneously written the same about the weather. Yes, East Anglia is very very cold.

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  7. I get fed up with thin lipped disapproval too, though these days I see very few people.

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  8. Jeans and ironed are two words that never need to be put together

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  9. Congrats on the Big Gay Quiz win!

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  10. today's garden party sounds lovely. it's in the low 30s F at 9:10a right now. (shiver)

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  11. Congratulations on the win. What a lovely day you have planned. xx

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  12. I think many of us are going to be wondering whether we are fit to be seen after so long hidden away. Have fun!

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  13. Really cold here. My husband had his second jab today and we had to queue in the cold at 8.00am but well worth it.
    Well done on the quiz win clever clogs ! XXXX

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    1. I’m shallow enough to enjoy the victory x

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  14. Congrats on your quiz win!
    All dressed up for lunch with your sisters sounds like a fun plan for the day! You will have a great day; no matter the weather! Enjoy! xx

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  15. Doesn't look to me as if your living situation has fallen anywhere near a Lord of the Flies level. Quite the opposite- very civilized.

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    1. You could see me first thing in a morning x

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    2. I am sure the Queen says the same!

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  16. Congratulations on your win - what a dream team! A bit of double entendre never did anyone any harm. As for ironing - what's that? I've hardly ironed a thing for a year! xx

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  17. Barbara Anne3:49 pm

    Well done on the team win!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes, it's always more pleasant when nobody gets all high and mighty as if they've been left in charge of everyone else.
    What a lovely breakfast and I imagine lunch with your sisters was lovely, too.
    Clinique Happy just smells wonderful and so must you!

    Hugs!

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  18. You ironed your jeans?! You're out of control, John!

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  19. I find that I’ve missed humor this last year. It’s an important aspect to my keeping perspective and it takes interaction with other people. I find any humor, including ribald humor, is a good antidote to so much sameness during pandemic isolation.
    I wonder if critics actually inwardly chuckle at ‘blue’ humor, but feel they have to condemn it to keep their holier than thou status. Well I say fuck to them.

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  20. Don't whatever you do get rid of your elasticated trackie bottoms. They are there when you need warmth comfort and just the feeling of normality and the green light to relax(ok be a slob)when the need arises. Love your blog and love to see the progress Dotty is making. Just shows what love patience and acceptance can do. Take care and well done on your teams win. Wandax

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  21. There are days I forget to shower and I am in desparate need of a haircut. I've taken to leaving double entendres on Ryan Reynolds facebook page. I miss being young sometimes.

    Hope you had a lovely visit with your sisters.

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  22. It really warmed up here later, so hopefully you all had a lovely afternoon. Keep the trackie bottoms...there are times to get dressed up, go out, and make an effort, and times when you just want to close your front door to the world and be comfortable. If they are truly awful, treat yourself to a new pair!

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  23. We were expecting it to be freezing and it turned out surprisingly warm. I peeled off a layer... only two more to go. Please can you explain to me what an iron is... Standards have fallen so badly here that I've forgotten

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  24. Congratulations on the win..well done x

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  25. Congratulations on your win of the quiz! Happy Saturday! Enjoy your visit with your sisters.

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  26. After reading the paragraph on you spiffing yourself up I read on to "I made love" and my pulse went up with excitement before I saw the y on the end. I don't suppose 60 something hetero ladies qualify for the Big Gay Quiz? It sounds terrific fun.

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    1. Like little boys the quiz is mainly about twiddling our Willies in front of other boys.

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    2. Lol one way of looking at it

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  27. Coincidence: I took my coffee outside to sit in the sun this morning too. A little warmer here, though. 75 F.

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    1. You are a cruel, cruel man. Fire here. sweatpants a flannel shirt under a sweat er. I suppose I look like an oddball. ;)

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  28. I thought we were about to hear of a date after all the primping.

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  30. I'm impressed. You and Mave top guns of the Gay Quiz!
    Congratulations. Nothing wrong with some off color humor to get things ignited and flowing. When will we see the trophy?

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  31. Well done for the Quiz. I thought ironing jeans was a bit passé. I prefer the crumpled look.

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  32. Well done. Ironed jeans seems a little over the top but each to his/her own

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