Too busy to scratch myself
I have been too busy to scratch myself of late.
We are doing a media launch of a product tomorrow and I have been busy preparing for this along with normal day to day work and stuff.
We have some friends staying with us from the UK on and off over the next two weeks.
They arrived last Saturday and are off up the coast today.
Of course with the hellish workload and stress of work I managed to get a cold late last week and although it peaked on Saturday I am still not back to my normal manic self and feeling a bit slower than normal.
So it's back to writing proposals, code and talking to clients for me!
The media storm over BBC Producers Ray Gosling's admission that he smothered his dying lover as he lay dying from latter stage AIDS in the 80's is suprising.
And the news he has now been arrested is just plain wrong.
Back in the really dark days of the 80's when thousands of people were dying in the most gruesome ways from AIDS related diseases some begged an pleaded to be helped to end their pain, whilst others like some friends I knew fought on to the very end.
I am a believer of euthanasia in controlled circumstances, but it's technically illegal to help someone die, even though if you ask many hospice nurses and doctors they will allude to the fact that they do 'help' people to die faster with some dignity.
It may be through elevated levels of morphine to a level that stops the person's respiration, or it may be something else.
Thousands of people helped their partners, friends, parents, brothers and sisters to end their suffering.
Generally the last days of someone with a terminal illness are horrific as their body shuts down and the pain cannot be controlled by pain medication.
I think if I were in that situation I would want someone to help me end the pain and suffering.
It's ridiculous, we routinely and humanely help our pets to end their suffering and I have experienced this too.
But when it comes to our fellow humans we are legally required to torture them for the last days of their lives.
It just doesn't seem fair really.
And arresting someone like Ray Gosling for doing the heroic thing and helping his dying lover end the pain and suffering is just plain ridiculous. Especially since by the sounds of his confession it was totally mutual decision.
A great movie from this era is It's My Party with a star studded cast including George Segal, Olivia Newton John, Roddy McDowall, Margaret Chow and Eric Roberts deals with a guy with an AIDS related brain disease which will kill within days and has no cure. He decides t throw a hell of a party and then end his own life before he goes gaga.
The movie also touches on assisted suicide in the era of AIDS of the 80's and is ver poignant and topical to this story.
Grindr on Top Gear
Unless you have been living under a rock and are gay you know what Grindr is, the totally irreverent Stephen Fry recently showed Jeremy Clarkson Grindr live on Top Gear
It's totally hilarious!
Work is overtaking my life Right Now
I am swamped by work right now and just mountains of stuff that needs to get done.
However I am looking forward to having a few days off over Mardi Gras in a few weeks time.
So not much else to say really.
Prince Harry's Six Pack
Prince Harry certainly bulked up while he was in Afghanistan!
Just look at those abs!
do you ever?
I read a lot of blogs and online journals on a pretty regular basis.
Sometimes I just want to write a comment on a post but I stop myself.
I want to tell the blogger that they are a self absorbed wanker.
But I don't, it's not nice.
But I wish I would, maybe that would make it a bit more fun.
But I am already a big enough bitch and a big pile of contradictions.
Free LCD TV
Some eye candy to start the week
I have had a pretty full on weekend, building a roof on our downstairs balcony and painting the spare room and was pretty exhausted from all that.
Today has been a really full on day, a new staff member started and I have been battling a really complex project too. I think I have a handle on it finally!
I am pretty damn whacked and am looking forward to watching the grammy awards and being excited for a friend, one of his artists won a Grammy now how cool is that!