Bitch on the Blog

February 14, 2010


Filed under: Despair,History,language — bitchontheblog @ 07:00

I have to keep up an image. So I shall now bitch a bit (despite knowing that Jean does not approve though she does have unexpected potential to do so herself.)

Have just visited Ramana’s blog to read all the replies to headline referring to my wanting self.  Poor old Grannymar seems to have had a humoUr bypass in her response to gaelikaa (which, gaelikaa, does not reflect on her relationship with you; only on how much she dislikes me).

Despite your protestations to the contrary I had you down as sour before, Grannymar; now you’ve confirmed my notion: Like all sayings “can you lend me a fiver” evolved over time, got shortened to how we know it now. What’s it got to do with the Euro having been around “for a while” as you say, Grannymar? Following your logic, should we abolish nursery rhymes because Humpty Dumpties don’t fall off walls any longer (health and safety measures in place at all times); the last sighting of a dish running away with a spoon being circa 1901? And obviously John and Jill  who went up the hill will be six foot under by now.

And, Grannymar, cows do jump over the moon – if only you’d look up into the sky.




  1. You perceived Grannymar’s comment about the fiver & Euro as a put-down? I thought she was giving us a bit of history. It shows how conditioning influences our perceptions.

    Comment by bikehikebabe — February 14, 2010 @ 15:51 | Reply

    • Bike Hike Babe, please don’t go all Cheerful Monk on me. Of course it was a put down. Not to gaelikaa. Pedantic into the equation. And I know about being a pedant since I am one myself. But there is a time and a place for everything.

      As to “conditioning”: Grannymar has most certainly conditioned me. And until I have one personal word from her in the wake of her slagging me off I will not let go. Never ever in my life have I come across someone like her. When there is conflict you resolve it, not let it fester. Even Conrad made an attempt at mending bridges. Except it backfired like that TNT on the River Kwai (more my fault than his since I could have answered differently). Some people give up too easily. Thus friendships are destroyed before a promising green shoot has had a chance to bloom.

      gaelikaa, Ramana, Magpie and Ashok (LBClers) showing so much more, and appreciated, resilience, determination and good will.


      Comment by bitchontheblog — February 14, 2010 @ 19:24 | Reply

  2. I try to be Cheerful Monk, but alas I have too many faults, (which I’m working on,) so I have to be me. Cheerful Monk would say that you & Grannymar are not a good match & to let it go. Not easy for you or me. I do so want the two of you to be friends.

    Grannymar is more reserved & polite like Irish are. You & I let it all hang out.
    You are a loving person & I’d hope you wouldn’t fight that.

    I love your funny blogs with the literary hints etc. Don’t have the words to describe how you write, but I love it.

    Comment by bikehikebabe — February 14, 2010 @ 20:26 | Reply

    • My dear faithful never defeated BHB: There is little chance that Grannymar and I will ever be friends – mainly because she doesn’t talk to me and has pointed me ages ago into the stratosphere of blogs way away from her galaxy.

      Grannymar is most certainly reserved but ‘polite’ she is not. She is one of the rudest people I have had the misfortune to meet. There is a difference between being straight to the point, even brisk, in one’s exchanges. However, you don’t insult someone and then let them hang to dry. To me it’s despicable and – to my cost – incomprehensible.

      However, you are right. I have to let it go. So I shall inhale and exhale – and pretend that I am a better person than I am.

      Yes, you and I “let it all hang out”. That’s why both of us gag occasionally when it’s all stuffed back down our throats. Must stop regurgitating. Better to just vomit; projectile – for effect.


      Comment by bitchontheblog — February 14, 2010 @ 20:59 | Reply

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