A lack of output yesterday as you probably didn't notice. The reason for that was that I did not feel up to coming here after leaving the dentist. Yes, it was back to that sod again. A quick once over revealed that my yanked out tooth area is finally starting to heal as it should, which is about time given that it is still a bit sore nearly three weeks after the event. A tooth near the front on the top left also needed to be filled, or rather refilled as the existing one was coming loose. A bit of a pain in the proverbials, although admittedly when I had beef for my supper last night the obligatory pain it always causes on the top left was gone so Mr. Dentist must have done something right. Luckily that's my lot until he sends for the standard six month check-up. Thank God! I can take the needles and the fillings but I really cannot stomach the scraping and cleaning - that stuff is as close to unbearable as a procedure can get.
And in case anybody is wondering, no, we did not get any earthquakes in Belfast.
Anyway I will now go ahead and present that meme where you get a letter and list ten things you like beginning with that letter and explain the. Being the mucky pup that he is burkesworks
has given me the dirtiest letter of the alphabet. You know the score, if you want to do it ask for a letter and I will oblige with a guarantee that Q, Z and X will not be supplied.
FRANK ZAPPA - I'm not sure if you're supposed to take surnames as the letter or not but what the hell, eh? If you can fit the genius of Frank in somewhere then you do.
FOOTBALL - Still the greatest sport there is despite the overabundance of prima donnas. You can keep your rugby, cricket, basketball and lacrosse, there's nothing to beat the agony and ecstasy of the Albion.
FOCUS - One of the bands I grew up with really and, although I haven't listened to them too much recently that is entirely by accident. Can't beat the Dutch prog-meisters for a bit of noodling really.
FAIRUZ - What's not to like about a Lebanese woman wailing about Beirut? One of the first non-European foreign language acts I ever investigated and at least partially responsible for my penchant for big-voiced women from the Mediterranean basin.
FEGS - Or fags if you are in England or most certainly not fags if you are in the United States. When the old hands start to quiver or you get the buzz in the back of the head there is nothing quite like a Berkeley Red to sort things out. Back of the net!
FISH - I love goldfish, I love books about fish and I love eating the little buggers.
FEZ - The comedy hat of choice for both Tommy Cooper and all the painfully unfunny wannabes who have followed him. You'll be unsurprised to learn that a fez is the only hat owned by this painfully unfunny wannabe.
18.104.22.168's - Cooky Japanese all-girl rock complete with poor pronunciation of music. Like Fairuz they started a theme within my musical taste and my copy of "Bomb the Rocks" remains my best end of the line, everything must go, we're cutting our own throats here, clearance sale purchase ever. Plus who else could do a song called "Smilly Willy" and get away with it? Pity they're only known for "Woo Hoo" really.
FIDEL CASTRO - Got to be topical have I not? I may not agree with everything he has ever said and done but Fidel remains worthy of respect for resisting the most bellicose country in the world for all these years. He'll be a loss to Cuba and to the world as we take another step towards the grand world empire of America.
FORMBY, GEORGE - OK, I'm breaking my Zappa clause from earlier but F is not an easy letter to fill and the master of the silly song/slapstick humour cross that is sadly absent from modern entertainment is always worthy of a mention.