1 August 2013: Thursday
Judge Me for a Disability?
Why am I always judged? No matter what I do throughout my life, someone always pipes up with an opinion. I just don’t get it, why can’t people just keep it shut, and let me get on with what I want to do? I’m sorry that I seem annoyed, but I’m fed up with being treated like this! So, I have a disability, it doesn’t mean I’m thick, and it doesn’t mean that I am unable to publish books either! Having a disability isn’t something I wished upon myself, it was what I was born with, and thanks to someones negligence I have to live with further injuries caused by them. Do you know what everyone? Some people out there are so narrow-minded, they’re so far up their own backsides that can’t see how these words can affect that person!
I don’t want you all to think that I’m being nasty or arrogant, but do I really deserve all this? I write every day because it’s what I love to do, and unfortunately due to my health this is the only thing I can do. The one thing people need realize is that I never asked for all these health problems, I was born with most of them, or they have been caused by bullies inflicting injuries upon myself. This is why I have bad back because some nice bully thought it would be funny to purposely try to break my back for me over a science table! One day karma will come back round and bite them on the behind, what goes around, comes around that’s what I say! Anyhow, I’ll leave this conversation for now. I’m off to bed to read a nice book, and maybe I’ll wake up with less hassle tomorrow, I can only hope!
Well, it turns out that I woke up in a heatwave again. This famous British weather is doing it’s usual, it doesn’t know whether it wants to be hot or cold. When I opened my eyes this morning, it felt strange because I woke up without any pain crippling me. This was a delight to me, I could finally get through my day without the intense pain kicking me six-ways from Sunday.
Anyhow, this blog won’t be long today. After last night’s problems, and due to a lack of sleep I haven’t got the energy to write massive amounts. I tried my hardest to sleep properly last night, but my body and mind were having none of it! I even put on an audiobook to try to help, but that was useless, an ashtray on a motorbike would have been more useful to me last night, or even a chocolate fireguard. As you can tell by my writing, I’m being very sarcastic. I guess tomorrow will be a better day, and I hope it will be because I hate feeling like this.
So, with that said, I am off to lie down on my bed and regain some energy by having a quick nap before dinner. Until the next blog, stay safe and take care.
2 August 2013: Friday
K’s Little Helper!
Well, what a lovely day it’s been! The day started out with a roars of thunder, and then for extra measure we had tones of rain. I will leave a picture at the end of the sky, it’s certainly a must see!
I have spent much of the day with K, she needed some help because she’s been very unwell recently. This was a pleasure to help K because she’s my best friend, and after all the help she’s given me over the recent months, it was my pleasure to help her in return.
So, my day started out with a short train ride, and a short walk to K’s house. After a few tasks were complete, myself and K went on the hunt for books & DVDs. I wasn’t interested by any of the DVDs we saw, which is weird for me because I normally have a browse through. I think my mind is just set on books, it’s like an addiction, I can’t stop buying them.
I learnt one major lessor from K today, and that was ‘Do not judge a book by its cover.’ Now this may seem logical to most people, but for some reason I’ve found myself doing this each time I buy a book. I normal have a method for buying books, it goes a bit like this. I look at the title and then the cover, and that’s it. If the cover catches me and it matches the title then the bookshop will definitely have a purchase from me. Today K showed me a new method for picking books, she said ‘you need to read what the books about on the back, you might be missing out on a good read.’ Which I must admit she was right; I did buy a couple of books that I wouldn’t normally buy. Anyhow, once I’d picked a few books with K’s help, we headed over to the checkout to pay, and I must admit myself & K wasn’t expecting what happened next. We got talking to the cashier woman about the differences between an Amazon Kindle and their Kobo reader. The woman gave us a running lecture, it was like the Kobo was the next best thing to slice bread. I agreed with many of the points she made, but there were a few that I need to personally check because it could mean that Kindle users have a chance of losing books they brought through the Kindle store. Now, I haven’t taken this as the truth, but I will be doing my research to make sure. I am a big purchaser of kindle books, and if the rumour is true then, I’ll be ditching my Kindle for their Kobo reader. When it comes down to it, if I’m not the sole owner of what I purchase then that’s it, I’m not just throwing money at a company so they can go ahead and delete the books later and then you can’t download them again. When you purchase an eBook, it should be solely your property for life, they should have no control over whether it’s yours or not. If this is true, it’s daylight robbery without a gun. Before I go making any assumptions, I will do the proper research and see what their terms & conditions say about owner of content material.
So, after this ten minute lecture, myself & K left the shop laughing because we weren’t expecting it to happen, and to be honest I was struggling to believe the rumour she’d told us moments before. I ran through my mind the possibility of this being true, but for some reason this didn’t seem possible because I publish my books to the Kindle and this is the first time I’ve ever heard of this before.
The next thing we needed to do was to grab a drink from Costa Coffee. K only had water because she is very unwell at the moment, and to be honest I do hope she gets better very soon. I worry about her because how much trouble she’s been through and now having these health problems, she really doesn’t deserve all these problems all she does is to try to help people, but they throw it back in her face. – Personal note to K, you know I’ll always be there for you, like today proved I’ll be there whenever you need a hand or someone to talk to because I know you would do the same for me. Anyhow, as I sat at the table with my large cup of tea (thanks K), we had a chat about how K was feeling and about other random topics. After a couple of minutes went by, K noticed that her mum went past the window. K knocked on the window to try to catch her attention, but those attempts seemed to fail. We both laughed because it was one of those funny moments when you think ‘how could she not see us, or hear us?’
As the day went on, we decided to head back to K’s house to relax because we were both worn out. While K was doing the washing up, I spent the time playing with her cats Pixie and Mabel. This brings back memories from my childhood, I grew up around cats and I had a special bond with one of them because we had him from a few weeks old. Pixie was such a sweetheart, she kept on rubbing up against me, this was so cute. I keep saying to K that I’ll hide Pixie in my bag and take her home, I would love a cat like Pixie because it would give me a bit of company, but unfortunately I won’t be able to do this because my sister already has a cat in the house. I guess I’ll have to wait, but until then I’ll attempt to kidnap Pixie, and before I get animal right groups on here calling the RSPCA, I wouldn’t kidnap a cat, so you can put your phone receivers in the downward position.
After all the fun, it was now time for me to leave because I needed to get home for dinner. We were having dinner from the chip shop tonight and I didn’t want to come home to reheat it because it wouldn’t taste as fresh. So, after our quick goodbyes and a hug (sorry if I hurt you K), I went on my merry way to meet the train I needed to catch.
I would like to personally thank the young lady who came chasing after me at the station, she noticed that I had a limp (caused by cerebral palsy) and she went out of her way to make sure if I was okay, which I thought was really kind of her to do.
So, after a short walk, I arrived home. I was completely soaked, my shirt was soaked and my legs were dripping with sweat (I know it sounds disgusting, but live with it).
Anyhow, that was my day, and I must admit it was fun! I must go now because my knees are killing me, but I do hope my efforts to push past the pain to produce this blog was worth it. So, as I mentioned before, the picture will be below, and I will bid you fair well for now.
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