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The daily prompt for yesterday/today (the joys of being GMT +8) is lists. I am not a fan of lists, to-do, or any other, I prefer living in the moment and not listing things. Here is a list of my all time favourite books and a list of my favourite music acts and a list of my favourite movies. My tastes are eclectic as you can see.


  1. Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
  2. Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde
  3. Harry Potter (The entire 7) – JK Rowling
  4. To Kill a Mocking Bird – Harper Lee
  5. Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger (Though Mr Chapman put a damper on this one!!!)
  6. The Talisman – Peter Straub and Stephen King
  7. The Bourne Identity – Robert Ludlum
  8. Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
  9. A Little Life – Hanya Yanagihara
  10. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte

Music Acts

  1. U2
  2. Kate Bush
  3. Stereophonics
  4. 动力火车( Power Station )
  5. ABBA
  6. Western Australian Symphony Orchestra
  7. Smokie (only with Chris Norman)
  8. Metallica
  9. Green Day
  10. Ella Fitzgerald


  1. Raiders of the Lost Ark
  2. The Godfather
  3. The Pianist
  4. Shawshank Redemption
  5. Amadeus
  6. The Color Purple
  7. The Harry Potter Movies
  8. Dangerous Minds
  9. The Karate Kid
  10. Good Will Hunting


Daily Prompt – Bewildered

There are lots of things that I am bewildered about.

Firstly, why would someone get on a bus and put their hand down their pants when they sit down? It is a public place you pervert, leave it alone!

Secondly, how can people still be employed if their achievements are zero in four years and they still haven’t delivered the required things?

Thirdly, why do CEO’s pay less tax than me? I don’t mind paying tax, but when someone earning 10 times what I earn pays no tax it is not acceptable.

So these are just some of the things that bewilder me…

Daily Prompt – Enroll

Should I shouldn’t I enrol? I like to study but it is expensive and for no other purpose than to do something.

The enrollment process for many things is labourious and often puts us off doing things.


Daily Prompt – Permit

An interesting topic permit. Who permits the permitter to do things? As parents do we permit our children to do things we were not permitted to do, but did anyway? What happens if we breach the permitted rules?

The most interesting permit I had was a permit to go on aboriginal land. This was required if you ever wanted to go outside the town limits in Nhulunbuy.

Most countries have entry permit requirements when you cross their borders. Some are more stringent than others. Some can cause problems if you don’t have the right one.

Are we too controlled by all these permits? Are we then not permitted to live in freedom?

Daily Prompt Creature

Remember the days when late Friday night there was a Creature Feature at the drive-ins? We would load up the car and drive to get the bejeezus scared out of us. Screams would come from all the cars around at the scary bits.

Not so many creature features are made these days, though Sharknado may have been the most recent. Most of the movies were lame with second rate special effects, poor scripts and even poorer acting.

Some of the sci-fi movies like Alien and Predator could be considered as creature films. Both of which spawned big franchises that lasted many films. Though not many would have been seen on a Friday night at a drive-in as most were made after the demise of the drive-ins.

I don’t have a favourite creature feature, I prefer Friday 13th or Nightmare on Elm Street. Maybe you could consider Jason or Freddy as creatures, but not in the same vein as Anaconda or Arachnophobia.

There are still a couple of drive-ins operating, maybe they throw on Creature features?

Daily Prompt – Puzzled

Today is the free Opera in the Park in Perth, La Boheme is the Opera. We were setting up to watch a live stream of the event, logistically it is difficult to get to for us. It is unjustifiable to pay $50 for Uber for a free event. So we were all prepared for the live stream, only to find it is not available in Perth unless you have a satellite dish to receive the regional channel. Big bummer.

Previous years we watched from the comfort of our home and really enjoyed the event. This year we are really puzzled as to why the organisers have decided to not provide this service, even though there is a live stream across the state. Anyway just watch it another time.

Daily Prompt – Sympathise

The daily prompt for today is sympathise, notice I use the English spelling with an s and not a z, but they mean the same thing.

If you sympathise with someone you feel something similar to what they are experiencing or a feeling they have expressed you would feel the same in their position. Usually on a Monday morning people will ask about your weekend and proceed to tell a long winded story of their weekend exploits. If their weekend didn’t go so well and they experienced something not so good, you may sympathise with their expression of anguish over these events.

Though sometimes you outwardly sympathise but internally you are thinking stop your bleating and harden up princess, but you don’t say what you feel. The reality is people experience things and in their context it is a difficult situation. When put in context with what others are experiencing on a daily basis, people living on the street for instance, these minor woes are really insignificant and not really something to sympathise with.

Daily Prompt Profuse

Like everyone I wish I had a profuse amount of money, then I wouldn’t have to go through the daily grind of commuting 1 hour each way for 9 hours of mundanity.

What would a profuse amount of money look like? Well I guess that differs for every person, but for me enough to last until 100. Not saying I would live to 100, only 47 more years to go. I would need enough to live a reasonable lifestyle for that period of time.

So I would say a profuse amount of money does not equate to an obscene amount of money, something like 2.3 mill would give you 50,000 a year for 46 years If you are debt free, healthy and look after your money that should be enough for most people.

I can dream anyway…

Daily Post Conveyer

The daily post for today is conveyer. Are we talking about a conveyer belt or someone who conveys something to others?

Life can be like a conveyer belt at times, you hop on and it takes you to the same place all the time.

We convey our opinions and thoughts on others all the time. Some in a more forceful or aggressive manner than others.

In our working lives we should try and convey what we have learnt to others, it costs nothing to do so and others benefit. Though this strategy may lead to being taken advantage of as others may not be so in to conveying what they have learnt.

So I will convey this message –

Life is a journey along one big conveyer belt from start to finish. Along the way you pick up things that you convey to others without losing anything by doing so. Be careful of those that don’t realise life’s conveyer is for all and is a better journey if shared.

Daily Prompt Cavity

Having a sweet tooth as a child is a curse in older age. Aside from that my stupidity as a child in trying to crack nuts with my teeth has also lead to my current situation.

I have a daily struggle to rid my cavity ridden teeth of bits of leftovers from my breakfast, lunch and dinner. At least I have a snack later on, though it doesn’t taste better the second time.

I would get them fixed but I am saving up to get them all sorted at one time. So a warning to those out there, don’t eat too much sugar, and definitely do not use your teeth as a nutcracker or wire stripper! Otherwise you will have a multitude of cavities.

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