"A term referring to a mistake discovered post-operatively, in which one or more surgical sponges is left behind in the body after closing the patient [...] and are often grounds for malpractice lawsuits." Medical Dictionary (Slightly re-worded) Oh wow, fancy going for an op, and finding out you have a sponge or two still inside you. Is this where 'cleansing the soul' came from?… Continue reading Gossypiboma
I am set, I am told to scream... and I do it with pleasure. I get whacked, sworn at, and I'm most certainly not your best friend when the time comes. Yet you rely on me, because I'm always there, reliable... yet at times; despised. And oh, boy can I scream. Louder than you could… Continue reading Inanimate Musings #2 – I am despised…but I don’t care, for you are weak without me.
So now we are past the voting stage. Here are some types of the electorate I have seen around, in person, or on social media. Just some observations... The know-it-alls - These are the folk who have supposedly read the manifesto of every single party and know everything about the election (Nice Googling!). They then disappear… Continue reading 7 Types of Voters you will come across on Election day
Everyone just stares at me. Staring, as if what I have to offer, is so great that they have to stop their daily lives to dedicate time and attention to myself. I don't demand the attention, I just get it. Sometimes I just want to be left alone. They turn me on, and sometimes don.'t… Continue reading Inanimate Musings #1 – A cry for help.
"(In eastern Caribbean folklore) a malignant witch believed to shed her skin by night and suck the blood of her victims." Oxford Dictionary Please click the dictionary link and listen to the pronunciation, it's so pleasing to hear. So this word is a tad darker (Brownish in colour, and if with hints of green and… Continue reading Soucouyant
"Too great or extreme to be expressed or described in words." Oxford Dictionary When something is just too damn good, even words cannot do it justice. When something is ineffable. You know those moments or things that deserve more than mere words. Something like... Nutella.
"A person who believes that it is possible, through meditation, to reach a level of consciousness where one can obtain all the nutrients one needs from the air or sunlight." Oxford Dictionary So, a Breatharian is someone who really believes in surviving off air/sunlight. Out of all the words to pick, I chose this. Not… Continue reading Breatharian
Here's a little true story for you. So a few months back, I visited the barbers. A pretty normal thing to do. There was an immensely long queue of people before me and so was there for a good couple of hours, pretty normal once again. The fact that I didn't even need my hair… Continue reading Article 70 – The Barber Chronicles
Yes, yes, yes. I know what you're going to think. "what the hell? I remember this site from a long, long time ago, I forgot all about the wondrous writings and musings of such an incredibly inspiring and brilliant author." Okay, enough blowing my own trumpet. I don't write much during term times, and the… Continue reading Article 69 – An unusual UK General Election 2015 article
And he crawls back on the Reader as if he never even left. Apologies for not posting as frequent as you'd hope. I have been tied up (not literally) with Uni work and by the time I'm finished doing the compulsory work, I am exhausted and it leaves me no motivation to write more. Anyway,… Continue reading Article 68 – Hello there