I got put onto the above page by one of my readers - they make short TV (and other types) of movies. I can't speak for the quality of their films as I'm a frugal Scot who doesn't get much fun any more - but? From what I see, their prices are reasonable. I wrote one of the ladies (Claire) who runs it - offering to be a scriptwriter, but it appears that they just work from short themes - and turn the actors loose.
They look nice a decent outfit - and I get so bloody tired of some of those TV type places that want to charge an arm and a leg for bugger all, that I felt like talking about them a wee bit. If anyone does order a film from them? I'd appreciate hearing what you thought.
That being said? A general comment on my use of the word "bugger". I was born and brought up in a working class area of Glasgow. I was evacuated for four years of WW2 to a farm in the NorthEast of Scotland. Dispelling any romantic ideas that one may have of farm life? The language there is obscene, to say the least - and I swore like a trooper by the age of ten. Obscenities and the whole bit. Between the ages of 16 and 21 I worked as an apprentice in a factory. I then spent two years working on ships as a marine engineer. If anyone thinks that my language is/was ladylike? They might wish to reconsider.
Now - I didn't learn where 'bugger' came from until I came to the U.S. Up until then, I'd say that it was an extremely mild swear word - something like "A pain in the ass" - about that level. It also had the meaning of "Tired" - so that when I said I was "All buggered up"? It did NOT mean that I'd just had a homosexual experience. I was just very tired is all. I know that it isn't used a lot in this country - except within the original meaning - but old habits die hard.
So, I do wish to apologise to my American friends - my use of the word indicates something very minor - it was not intended in any nasty way. I was talking to my doc yesterday (He's English born) and mentioned my drop in popularity for using 'bugger'. He laughed - said he'd gone through the same thing here!
Oh yeah! Saw that comment quoting Rabbie Burns! (I hope that all you non-Scots realize that there is only ONE country in this whole world whose National hero is a poet! Scotland! (I dislike flag waving patriotism - but couldn't refuse the chance to say a good word for my country!)
On that subject, I seem to be getting more comments - keep it UP! Makes this blog more interesting!
And just in case? I didn't find Kitten's inability to read as funny. What I found funny was an adult's lack of capability in remembering how to pronounce ONE simple word in a foreign language. (I'm saying this because my writing may not have explained it properly.)
A hot button! A thing that used to turn me on a LOT - was the idea of having my hair done into a feminine style - especially by PINK rollers! (Don't ask me why other colors did nothing much for me - they just HAD to be pink - and preferably plastic!). Then I got a shock one night when working late. I was working on the ninth floor of a ten story building. Probably about ten at night - and apart from the cleaning people I was probably alone. It was a very old building in L.A. and the elevator was an antique. It arrived just after I pressed the down button - and the doors opened up to reveal one large, black, male - with his head covered in rows of pink, plastic, rollers. He was one of the cleaning crew and looked nice enough, but I wasn't about to take any chances.
If you think I giggled or made any comment other than "Hi" - you must be daft. Luckily, nobody else got on, so our descent was about as quick as that old elevator could manage. I don't think I ever laughed, even when I got to the parking lot. But I do remember breathing a huge sigh of relief. I'm not renowned for being tactful - but it's amazing how the thought of being slaughtered can increase the amount of tact that one has.
OH! This has happened to me a few times and I thought I'd pass on a word of warning to any of you that ever pay for a download through Paypal. Be EXTREMELY observant of the e-mail address you use. Paypal do not seem to check its validity. Last week I got an order for a book. Sent it as a 'reply'. It bounced.
Now, normally someone who sells downloads has a problem. He can go back to Paypal - but they only show the address they've been shown. Luckily, this time, I saw what was an obvious error - and sent a query to what I thought iut should be - and it worked. BUT? If you've ever ordered some download - and didn't get it? Check your ordering transaction again - it may not be the vendors fault at all.
But that's enough for me today. I'm SURE there was something else I wanted to cover, but I'm damned if I can remember it. Maybe next time.
Hugs to you all