Friday, March 20, 2009

Normal

I thought the news of Natasha Richardson’s death was very sad. Not because she was famous but because something so simple, like falling over could end someone’s life and that despite being medically checked and everything seeming fine, she still died. It made me remember one of my uncle’s who as a teenager was struck on the head by a hurling stick (he was Irish) and I think briefly lost consciousness. For whatever reason he didn’t seek medical help – and nor did the teachers – and he bled into his brain and ended up with brain damage and severe epilepsy and had to live in a home for the rest of his life. That was home was actually in the UK not far from where we lived, so I did seem him a reasonable amount. He died when I was about 17 because he got pneumonia. A sad life caused by a simple blow to the head.

Anyway, on a somewhat lighter note. There seem to be a lot of government related adverts on the TV at the moment, which I wonder if it is because of the economic downturn – companies are advertising less, so the government is doing it instead because it is cheaper but also is helping the TV stations. I have no idea if that is true, but there do seem to be a lot of official adverts. One I saw a couple of days ago was to do with the Countryside Code and I was struck by the sheep in the background of the advert. If G were a sheep then the sheep putting on a bit of a performance is the one that G would be. I have actually shown the ad to G who could see what I mean...

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You can also see the video here.

*Is it normal to see sheep like attributes to your partner? Probably best that I don't know the answer to that one...

5 comments:

Kahless said...

My aunt died (over ten years ago) after she fell down the stairs. She was dead within hours.

(Sorry to be grim) just goes to show that an innoculous fall can kill you.

Random Reflections said...

Kahless - life can be very tragic and it sad that such stories are not less common.

femmeismygender said...

RR, you crack me up (re sheep - not head injuries!) fimg x

jumpinginpuddles said...

it just shows when your time is up its just up......as for sheep i was thinking maybe its cause men get led rather than know how to lead LOL, thats why they can never get it right or in bush's case completely f it up

Random Reflections said...

FIMG - Going out with someone who has sheep-like tendencies is no laughing matter! Maybe this explains why G is a vegetarian...

JIP - I don't think there is any excuse for Bush...