18 and Life…or Music Anyway

Thanks to the evil tag monster, otherwise known as Jams from The Poor Mouth 😉 , today you get to hear about what was number one in the charts when I was 18.  (Only last week, you know.)

Apparently…in this meme you should:-

1. Go to www.popculturemadness.com
2. Pick the year you turned 18 (look to the side bar and there are tabs for Billboard number 1 hits for each decade)
3. Get yourself nostalgic over the songs of the year
4. Write something about how the song affected you
5. Pass it on to 5 more friends

Hmmm, well according to that site, in 1994 the number one was I’ll Make Love to You by Boyz II Men.  Sadly, not my style, but then none of the 90s songs were!  So I’m rebelling slightly and also checking the UK chart to see if it’s any better.

Nope, number one in the UK was Baby Come Back by Pato Banton.  (Who?)

Well, how the song affected me, well…’hey that’s cheesy, where’s the off button.’  Will that do?

I don’t think that anyone will thank me for a tag, as I’ve been over generous lately 😉 , so if you want to do it, let me know in my comments box.

I did like this though:

Freddie Mercury Tribute (10)- George Michael & Queen

Castle Fraser

Woo hoo! I’ve just been accepted to work at Castle Fraser as a guide. Wish me, and the visitors luck! To celebrate the occasion, here’s a picture of the castle itself:


Update: I can’t believe I forgot to say earlier, I made a quick tour around the castle after my meeting in the office, and in the library there were a couple of books open on the table. One caught my eye, the page was showing an engraving of one of Eleanor’s crosses at East Cheap (Cheapside, London). I like to think that was a sign of approval. :smile:

Cool TV – Most Haunted

I’ve watched this programme since way back in 2001 when it started, and the early episodes are still the most interesting (and very funny in places).

For those that haven’t seen it, it is a camera crew, presenter and medium touring the Most Haunted places mostly in the UK, but they have gone to Ireland, Romania, Holland and the USA. They hope to catch evidence on film of ghostly activity.

I personally watch it for the entertainment value, you can make up your own minds if you feel it is fake or not. I just like to listen to the history of places and laugh at their misfortunes upon occasion!

Take a look at the clip below, I believe this was filmed in Haworth in connection with the Brontes’ home, in a local graveyard. Keep your eye on Stuart who is the man further in the background.

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Update: I hardly watch Most Haunted anymore as it has become very dull indeed, shame.

Remind Me Not to Go to this Hospital…

Apparently these were found on real hospital charts:

She has no rigors or shaking chills, but her husband states she was very hot in bed last night.

Patient has chest pain if she lies on her left side for over a year.

On the second day the knee was better, and on the third day it disappeared.

The patient is tearful and crying constantly. She also appears to be depressed.

The patient has been depressed since she began seeing me in 1993.

Discharge status: Alive but without my permission.

Healthy appearing decrepit 69 year old male, mentally alert but forgetful.

The patient refused autopsy.

The patient has no previous history of suicides.

Patient has left white blood cells at another hospital.

Patient’s medical history has been remarkably insignificant with only a 40 pound weight gain in the past three days.

Patient had waffles for breakfast and anorexia for lunch.

She is numb from her toes down.

While in ER, she was examined, X-rated and sent home.

The skin was moist and dry.

Occasional, constant infrequent headaches.

Patient was alert and unresponsive.

Rectal examination revealed a normal size thyroid.

She stated that she had been constipated for most of her life, until she got a divorce.

I saw your patient today, who is still under our car for physical therapy.

Both breasts are equal and reactive to light and accommodation.

Examination of genitalia reveals that he is circus sized.

The lab test indicated abnormal lover function.

The patient was to have a bowel resection. However, he took a job as a stock broker instead.

Skin: somewhat pale but present.

The pelvic exam will be done later on the floor.

Patient was seen in consultation by Dr. Blank, who felt we should sit on the abdomen and I agree.

Large brown stool ambulating in the hall.

Patient has two teenage children, but no other abnormalities.