October 01, 2010
Filed Under (Proper poorly) by Keith on 01-10-2010

Nobodys noticed, or even cared, that I’ve not posted for a while. (sob) Still, I’m used to it. I could be dead and busily decomposing away in my little hovel and the neighbours wondering where the terrible smell is coming from.

I have have just had a severe case of man flu, and this is why I haven’t posted for a while. Has anybody bothered to email me, or added a comment to show their concern at my long absence from these pages? No! Huh, some friends you are, I would have expected Interflora to keep knocking on my door with bunches of flowers from all my friends in Bloggyland, the postman delivering boxes of Belgian chocolates and other goodies with loads of “Get Well” cards, but no, you all chose to ignore me. Don’t you feel guilty? No? Ah well, you win some, you lose some.

Now that I’m feeling a bit better I shall be posting some more rants, lies, and useless information soon.

betsy on October 1st, 2010 at 7:53 pm #

Oh, that is not true! I’ve been looking at your old entry on my sidebar every day and wondering when you were going to post again!…or come over and say hello to me! ;) Hope you feeling better very soon!

Betsy: Sorry, I know you care, but you must realise that men are affected more than women when they are ill. It’s a well known scientific fact; and that’s why I was so down last week.

Justin on October 1st, 2010 at 11:05 pm #

I’m pleased to hear that you’ve survived the dreaded man flu, one of the deadliest viruses on this planet. I imagine all of your neighbours have kept their distance ~ treating you as if you’ve got the plague.
I’m looking forward to reading some more of your rants, lies and useless information.

Justin: Neighbours kept their distance? Huh, that’s nothing new, they’ve kept their distance ever since I moved here 15 years ago!

Sarah on October 2nd, 2010 at 2:10 am #

Well, now, if you had a counter on your website, you could count just how many times we’ve checked in to see if you’re alive and kicking. Short of flying several thousand miles and knocking at your door with a cauldron of chicken soup, there’s not much else to do.

Glad you’re feeling better and looking forward to more sideways comments, observations, and rant.

Sarah: I have got a counter on this page, but I never think to look at it. Anyway I think the battery’s run down!

Kevin 'In Salford' on October 2nd, 2010 at 11:54 pm #

I just spotted the ‘servere’ spelling, which is very unusual for you. I think the (medicinal) consumption of a few pints of Guinness are needed there to speed up your recovery.

I like the ‘man-flu’ description, presumably as in 50% the ‘flu and 50% the effect it has on men, which is absolutely correct of course. And probably hence the comment from an old workmate of mine: “Hey, Kevin, when you’re not well you ain’t half Grumpy!” But then that last bout I had knocked me out of action completely for ten days and took three weeks to recover from.

Actually I had noticed you hadn’t posted for over a week, but when that’s happened in the past it’s usually been down to some project you’ve been working on in the background.

Kevin: Have I spelled ‘severe’ wrong? It looks alright to me, but just to be on the safe side I have changed it to ‘a cute’, it means the same thing. By the way, when are you going to update your blog?

Pat on October 4th, 2010 at 4:39 pm #

Pot! Kettle!
Have you called on me once in the last hundred years?

guyana gyal on October 5th, 2010 at 7:58 pm #


I noticed.

In fact, I thought about you recently.

And what do I get for my…ahem…pain?

The cold.

Thank you, Keith, thank you.

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