Take Good Care of Yourself

courage is about doing what needs to be done, when it needs doing

It turns out that COVID-19 is a very selective killer virus.  It’s racist, ageist, fattist, and discriminates against those who have cancer, diabetes, or a heart problem.  Doesn’t much like men either.  You are also far more likely to get seriously ill or die if you live in a big city and don’t get much exercise, fresh air, and sunshine.  If you want to sail through a pandemic then you should be younger, fitter, and free from underlying health conditions and addictions.

There is a little evidence that smokers are less affected by the coronavirus than people who do not and have never smoked.  If you’re a smoker don’t congratulate yourself because smoking will kill you faster and more certainly then COVID-19 ever would.  Also, smokers tend to be unfit and have a host of chronic illnesses ~ like heart diseases.  In fact, anyone with any addiction; booze, drugs of any kind, gambling, junk food, casual sex….. is far more likely to die from that addiction than from COVID-19, but this virus could well just push you over the edge.

As an example; working age men are twice as likely to die of COVID-19 than a similar woman.  And, the 70 to 79 age group are 50 times more likely to die from catching the coronavirus than the under 40s.  It’s complicated.

We do not know yet how to account for this.  Socio-economic factors may be an influence…..  There could be hidden genetic factors we do not yet understand.  ~  Professor Karol Sikora.

We can’t alter our age or ethnicity, and it’s hard to change our socio-economic status, or where we live.  But, how long is a piece of string?  There is usually a big difference between someone’s chronological age than their physical age.    Most chronic illnesses are caused by what we do and how we live; alcoholics will routinely suffer from liver and kidney diseases, heart diseases, cancers, and dementia ~ as well as having a strong chance of dying in an accident or committing suicide.  Type 2 diabetes is all about lifestyle…..

So, to have a longer, healthier, and more rewarding life we need to be brave enough to change, have some self-discipline, stop being self-destructive, and just take good care of ourselves; physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.

For a start, no matter what else you believe or have been told, get out there and get some fresh air and exercise.  Stop drinking, smoking, hanging around in bars, and eating junk food.

Some say you are just as old as you feel.  And that they’re not really an addict, they just smoke the occasional joint, and like a beer or two.  All I know is that most of us were on the Road to Hell but we can get off any time we like.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

a glass of red a few times a week might be good for you

Random Jottings ~ Sucess

start each day badly, and you wave success goodbye

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to be fulfilled, turn work into play

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Expert:  a complete drip under pressure

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never trust an expert who has never done a proper hard day’s work

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emotional intelligence is an essential ingredient of a balanced successful life

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to be successful, to stand out from the crowd, do the exact opposite of what most people are doing

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

getting drunk only turns you into an overnight success in your own eyes

Tunes on Tuesday ~ Dire Straits

hot sexy older women love fast sexy older cars

Maybe a lesser known Dire Straits track, but powerfully evocative of a ‘who gives a fuck’ crazy lifestyle.

For me, Heavy Fuel is diesel, but I don’t think this song is really about trucks., big rigs, 18 wheelers, call them what you will.  Or boats either.  This song is about booze, drugs, and girls.

Please listen without breaking the speed limit.

And I would never, ever drive a Porsche.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

sexy women have always loved a hot car

 

 

Monochrome Monday ~ Your Dystopian Future

it was a bright sunny day in June, the clocks were striking thirteen

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

some will not survive the dystopian society

Government Bans Sex

thou shalt not commit adultery

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Just as the lockdown begins to be eased in England, the government has come up with an extraordinary new regulation designed to stop people from meeting up to have sex.

No person may participate in a gathering which takes place in a public or private place indoors, and consists of two or more persons.

Sex in a public place is already illegal here, so we can’t even find a deserted beach and have moonlight sex in the surf.  Of course, the stupid six foot ‘social distancing’ rule is already in place, which means you can’t even meet up with your love to kiss, hug, or walk and hold hands.  Add to that the number of people who have been in self isolation / quarantine / shielding, the number of people who haven’t been able to travel any distance to meet their paramour, and you can see that the rule has been ‘no sex please, we’re British’.

Studies show that even among married couples, and people who live together, just about 40% of UK adults have been sexually active during the 10 weeks of lockdown.

Good luck on any of this being popular among the English public.  Good luck with many people taking any notice of these laws / regulations.  But, I would expect our law enforcement agencies to become officious sex police, and self-righteous nasty people to inform on their neighbours who they suspect of having sex.

None of this has stopped our politicians and government officials from ignoring all the rules to carry on their illicit affairs during the strictest part of the lockdown here.  It’s still one law for them and a different set of laws for the rest of us.

I wonder if car sex is still illegal?

And, how have hookers made a living in the past 10 weeks?

 

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

there is always phone sex

Random Jottings #19

you will have a much better life if you live your dreams

life is a long road to your dreams

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behind every successful person is a dream fulfilled

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real success takes hard work, persistence, and sacrifice

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if you aim to be perfect, you will only end up disappointed

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every piece of good fortune is usually the result of taking risks

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life is 10% of what happens to you, and 90% of how you react to it

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

you only live twice,

so make the most of it

Scenes on Sunday ~ Pentacost

wisdom is knowing the right thing to do
and doing it at the right time
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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 value the love and support of your friends

Songs on Saturday ~ R.E.M.

I’m so in love with you

This is for a friend of mine ~ someone I care about very deeply, especially now, when everybody hurts.  Including me.

Please listen with love.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

I would rather be here, with a close friend

Suffering Quarantine

suffering quite badly from lockdown now

only an attractive sunset picture 

I first entered lockdown on March 23rd, since then I have only been out for 2 weeks, when I went out walking on my own, for miles and miles.  The weather was good, and so was the exercise.  But now I have been told I have to go into quarantine for another two weeks.

Since March 23rd I have not talked to anyone, except on the telephone and internet chat.  I haven’t talked with anyone in person at all, and I’m getting quite lonely and distressed.  I will be able to go out again on June 6th, and I am really looking forward to that day.

My internet isn’t working so well, right now, but then nothing is really working here right now.  It’s all very depressing.

I am really looking forward to seeing my friends.

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Jack Collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

Just a nice picture to cheer myself up

Lockdown New Laws

Civil liberties are being destroyed here in England

We have  new regulations here in England.  Our cell phones are being monitored, it’s called track and trace, and if we go anywhere near somdone with the COVID-19 virus we are instructed to go home immediately, and stay in quarantine for 2  weeks.

I am now in lockdown until next Friday.  I can’t go out at all.

I have had no internet for 3 days.  Nothing is working here.

It’s very miserable time for everyone.

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Jack Collier

jackcollier7@talktalk. net

 

I feel like I am in a dungeon.

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