Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Hi, how are you? That is the easy part and what to say next is the problem, so we will give this a ride and see where it leads us. I want to say thanks to those of you who blog as these blogs and their authors have done so much to improve my life. I have read so many of your thoughts and come to realize I am not as crazy as I once believed, so thanks for writing them.

For those of you I have not met yet and to save some time I have a link to an Interview I did for Col of Grasp the Nettle Blog, which tells you the basics of who I am, my views on some issues and what I do for a living, if you have any questions about the interview or me, just ask.

Quickly though I am 48, alone, an officer of the court of the commonwealth, and a friend.

Like a lot of you I have been heavily influenced in life by the music I listen too and the words within the songs. Pink Floyd released Time when I was in my mid teens. I have always thought this was a bit of anthem of my life, for when I was young I lived in the same small town for over 40 years just kicking around in my hometown just waiting for something or someone to show me the way. Alas, no one has come by and now as I watch the sun every day as I have become older and lonelier.


Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day You fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way. Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town Waiting for someone or something to show you the way. Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain. You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today. And then one day you find ten years have got behind you. No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun. So you run and you run to catch up with the sun but it's sinking Racing around to come up behind you again. The sun is the same in a relative way but you're older, Shorter of breath and one day closer to death. Every year is getting shorter never seem to find the time. Plans that either come to naught or half a page of scribbled lines Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way The time is gone, the song is over, Thought I'd something more to say.

For your enjoyment: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyL2vAUVOM0

Until recently I thought I would live that English way of quiet desperation simply waiting for this life of mine to get shorter till that one day I would run out of breath. But now after meeting so many of you, maybe I will forge a new path, not promising anything, but I do know I no longer want to live in that English way, and hope fully I might just find some one to share some sunshine with.

So thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy my thoughts and the ride, as we travel through time together. I look forward to your advice, support and criticism.

Take care and be safe



  1. First post yay :D

    I'm glad you started a blog :D


  2. GREAT start. Thanks for doing it. I must have badgered and nagged at you enough!


  3. Hurrah! thank you for the invite to read - and what a super first post!

    Well, I hope the ride is smooth, but I am ready to tie onto the jack rail anytime it gets a bit choppy!

    G =]

  4. i dont see link to col interview.
    u can link it to the word "interview" right in the body of the blog/text.

    1. highlight/select and copy the _interview_ url
    2. go to the word "interview" in the new post
    3. highlight/select it [double click]
    then click on the link icon at top of page
    4. when box asking for html pops up... paste the urk there
    5. click ok


  5. dude--- u can write... and edit! LOL

    sry... kinda low blow.... but i wuvs ya honest


    now u and ngetz hafat have dinner
    and a sox game....


    [happy] steevo


  6. Yay! You FINALLY started a blog!

    I have had a big smile on my face ever since I started reading this first post. Glad you finally started one. Can't wait to read more!

  7. *Awesome!!!* welcome to the author's enclosure of the blogosphere, Bob. i'm looking forward to reading more.
    just like Peter i got a stupid grin on my face now (he did say stupid grin didn't he? lol)
    gotta love the Floyd!

    take care and be safe <-- lol!!

    ps. if you need help with anything, just ask

  8. OMG OMG OMG as the schoolgirls say.

    You actually started a blog!


    Looking forward to seeing what you post.

    Right now I've got to follow and link.

  9. Good on you for starting the blog!
    Wow nine comments already.

    Reminded and linked.

  10. Did you make a typo in your blog title? bahahaha

    Well welcome to this side of the blogosphere buddy. :)

    If you need any assistance, i'm more than happy to help.


  11. Wow! Bob! Congrats on starting your own blog! :) You're off to a flying start :)

  12. hey good to see you have a blog now..

    I'm looking forward to hearing what you have to say

    you've already given goood advice on many of our blogs, so thanks, and keep it up.

    take care man, and i'll link to you too


  13. Oh Golly!

    He's finally done it!

    Congrats and hugs - hope it won't mean you'll give up commenting tho???

  14. Woohoo, Bob! Thrilled to see you've finally started a blog and, of course, I've added ya' to my links.

  15. It took long enough

    cherrs mate on the cool sucess

    dank u wel


  16. I hope you will be as prolific a blogger as you are a commenter. And to answer your question, I've returned the follow button in my blog.

    I very much like your first post. It epitomises the purpose of blogging - to introduce yourself to a whole new experience.


  17. thanks for all of your support guys

    @ jeremy my first comment thanks, engineers rule :)

    @ steevo thanks for the final push and instuctions, go giants

    @ G i will try to keep the ride on smooth surfaces but sometimes i go off road :D

    @ Peter thanks you know how i love it when people smile and comment

    @ Torchy thanks yea i finally did it and i do love floyd, hey and stop stealing my sign off lol

    @ NG i thought i heard someone yelling OMG last night, was that you! thanks for reading

    @ ryan thanks for spreading some of your awesomeness of my blog comments :)

    @ mboy what can i say, i cant spell lol but thanks for the help and of course i will be leaning on you for assistance - like how do i add a counter, thanks so much for your help and time

    @ Andrew you aussies rule, thanks for giving me a look and more people need to read your blog that is a hint people lol

    @ Jordo thanks for your kind words and i hope i wont disappoint you and thanks for the link

    @ Micky already have you linked this am btw and thanks for reading and i will do my best to keep commenting

    @ Mr.HCI thanks for reading and i hope i can find something to talk about, hey how was your walk btw

    @ Seb thanks big guy, i hope i can be creative as you, and watch out for that swine flu in Kiwi Land :) and more people need to read your blog too, that is a hint people lol

  18. "What about Bob?"... now you are here! Congratulations!!


  19. @ RC hey thanks for giving me a look and hope none of you English guys are living that desperate way. I will have to get over there today to your blog and follow you, another hint people lol

  20. @ Seth i know you like that movie lol i have also linked you sorry for the omission there are just so many of you to link, and thanks for reading

  21. Hey.... ! Yeah, Yeah, I know I am a little late.

    But welcome nevertheless!



  22. congrats on starting your own blog. i have been reading you comments on others blogs for as long as i have been reading the blogs them selves. i'm looking forward to reading and giving you some comments for a change! btw, i love pink floyd!

  23. woo! i knew it would only be a matter of time before you set one up! wow, ur kinda like a celebrity to all of us!


  24. Welcome to the blog... I love your comments on my blog and thanks a lot for them, and it's so nice to see that you also have one to comment on. Keep blogging and we will follow... :)

    Take care :D as you always say...

  25. I meant blogosphere, not blog :)

  26. Haha peer pressure does work! Any first post that has Pink Floyd in it is ok by me!

    Keep it up, posterity is watching you know. ;)

  27. Lol!! Look at you Bob: 26 comments (so far) on your first post, and 23 followers! Is that a record? I think so!!!!

    Sorry I'm late, but welcome! Looking forward to reading your blog. I'm sure that it's going to be really interesting!

    Lol! I'm so excited for you, and I loved the bit in your email about finally breaking down and starting. Haha!!

    Take care Bob,

  28. Lol. Make that 27 comments (someone sneaked in while I was typing). :)

  29. Wow Bob, this is gr8. Did u start this after we talked the other night. Welcome to The Revolution. LOL. Your Friend Jayson.

  30. @sethy nonody is late to tis party thanks for stopping by and saying hey

    @deadwing jeez, you guys must think i can write like mboy :), but i will give it a try and yes floyd rules

    @Me,Myself nd My Hand thaks fo ryour kind words but i am just a guy no one famous or intersting

    @ Hypnos it is a pleasure to read and comment on your blog and more people should check it out,and thanks for the comment

    @Rhythym Changes posterity that sounds like a lot of pressure :P thanks fo rtaking a look and somehow i knew you would like floyd lol

    @Col as i said to Sethy, Col no one is late to a party i am throwing, we will just stay up all night long. Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you again, but i guess i should be dropping into your neighborhood soon. Special thanks for letting me do the interview :)

    @Highwayman, Jayson i started it yesterday afternoon and it's a good thing i did not know how long it would take to add all you blogger's links lol. Just tell me where you need in me in the revolution and i will take up arms there.

    thanks once again everyone for your support

  31. Feckin AWESOME MAN!!!!

    Welcome, FINALLY, to the real blogosphere...

    i cant wait to read ur blog m8

  32. Wow, i feel like i'm so late at commenting you but its been a really busy couple of days for me.

    I'm really glad you started a blog bob and cant wait to read everything you have to write and say. So welcome =)

    And in case anyone reading this doesnt know: Bob is one of the nicest guys ever, and is a good friend. He's helped me out in some difficult times so read and comment lots damnit! haha

    and i didn't know you were a big pink floyd fan. Once things settle down on my end and I'm done with school we should talk music sometime since we haven't yet.

    Cant wait to read more.


  33. Wow - 33 comments has got to be a world record, seriously!!

    Well, 29, technically, but still.. Hooray!

  34. @ Randy you do have a way with words lol, thanks for the welcome and your hint i your blog, you must have been talking to steevo. i hope to take my shoes off and stay awhile

    @Mike hi and thanks so much for giving me another blog to look at, and thanks for the welcome

    @courage hey i know some of you guys are busy with school but the doors always open here. thanks for your kind words and always happy to chat about music

    thanks for stopping by and dont be strrangers:)

  35. Thnks for the Email the other day! Was good to hear from ya! And good to get all these encouraging messages for everyone since I began!

  36. Hey just got your message! Lol SOrry! I did get your email Iv just been flat out and havnt really had a chance to check all of my messages :S

    Its done and done (linkaging)

    B xo

  37. I can't believe I forgot to comment - well anyway thanks for all of your kinds words on my relatively new blog and good luck on this!

  38. hi UNKLE BOB! yur of to a gr8 start. u got so many ppl commentin that yur goina be kept very busy but i bet you can handle it. :-)

    but u need some color. some pretty colors. NOT PINK!!!! LOL

  39. @ A Poor Student thanks for reading and your comment and i do agree its really nice to get encouraging comments and emails

    @goleftatthefork thanks for your comment and words of encouragement and i hope people are taking a look at your new blog also

    @Agent K my nephew how are you doing today lol
    your going to have to help me with these colors :), thanks for reading

  40. what on earth is an officer of the court of the commonwealth?... what do you do? i've tried googling it, but couldnt find anything...

  41. @ Tyler - it is often said that lawyers are officers of the court as a way of pointing out that they have professional responsibilities to the justice system as well as to their clients.

  42. @ Tyler @ Naturgesetz thanks NG for helping out our friend form the north and eloquently explained the Archaic language on my license to practise law. Tyler thanks for stopping by and commenting.