He Will Take Me Home…Eventually

I had an e-mail with a few photographs of an event “Jack” was at the other night. All I could focus on was him. Him in a tux. Wow! (No, this is not “Jack”!)

take me home.jpgI have seen him in a tux before. But he has lost some weight, or maybe he has been trying to tone or something. But he looks better than he used to in a penguin suit. And his hair is just a touch longer than last weekend. He had just had it trimmed last time I saw him, and it was just a bit too short. He always has his hair trimmed by a guy who works in a posh salon. “Jack” doesn’t go to the salon. The guy, (I can’t remember his name, it is Japanese) goes round to Jack’s and trims it there. He always goes too short. “Jack” is teased by his friends, because he looks odd with it so short.

“Jack” always says it is because his hair grows so quickly. So he has to have it cut really short a week or so before he is going somewhere important, and then it is just about perfect when he needs it to be. In the photos Jack sent me, his hair was perfect. He looked so smooth! It gave me butterflies in my tummy see him.

He was going to come here on Sunday. Now…he has suggested a change of plan slightly. When I finish work on Saturday, he wants me to meet him close to where he will be (he is at another event on Saturday at a venue a few stops up the tube line from here). It’s such a crazy plan. But it’s exciting that is coming up with silly plans just so he can see me twelve hours sooner than we had arranged.

lushIf I go to meet him on Saturday, there is a risk. Will he be spotted with a caramel blonde? He will be in a penguin suit again. That means I can’t turn up to meet him in jeans. No…I will be in a dress, and with red luscious lips and curled hair.

Wearing a dress to ride up the tube a few stops, meet him in a car park, and then be in his car while he drives us out to Jono’s house. I have to hide in the car, he will go in and grab the keys to Jono’s cottage in the Cotswolds. (Plan for a couple of weeks from now.) Then it’s drive back to London, sneak back into my little place in the middle of the night. It is such a crazy plan. All for the sake of a little extra time together. But it so so exciting!!!!

Then…me in my dress, him in his tux…but not for long! I’m telling you!

One Ten-Thousandth The Mental Capacity Of A Housefly

Artificial intelligence, computers, technology etc may have changed the way we see the world…however, how do these man-made creations compare with you and I, and other creatures that we see everyday?

I have been nominated for a “3.2.1 Quote Me!” Challenge by Tanya, the creator of Salted Caramel, as you can see from her fabulous post:



The “3.2.1 Quote Me! challenges originate with Rory, the creator of A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip!, this was the original post for this theme: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE



Guidelines: 3.2.1 Quote Me!

Thank the Selector – THANK YOU TANYA!

Post 2 quotes for the dedicated Topic of the Day.

Select 3 bloggers to take part in ‘3.2.1 Quote Me!’

When I thought of the theme ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, I have to admit, I struggled for inspiration. I am a bit of a technophobe in general. I have a landline telephone. I use e-mails and WordPress of course. I buy occasionally using Amazon. I search for directions in Google Maps…and that is about it! Artificial Intelligence…has it’s uses, some remarkable uses.

But I am in awe of things far far beyond the capabilities of anything man-made. So I have found some interesting quotes which compare artificial intelligence with that of the incredible creatures, including us humans, which are all around us everyday!



It has been estimated that the information processing capacity of even the most powerful supercomputer…


is equal to the nervous system of a snail…


—a tiny fraction of the power available to the supercomputer inside [our] skull.”

—Steven Pinker, director of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


I know some humans behave like idiots…but I worry at times that the exceptional capabilities and potential humans have is forgotten. There are things that we can do, that artificial intelligence will never be capable of.

When the advanced computer Deep Blue vanquished the world champion chess player, the question arose, “Aren’t we forced to conclude that Deep Blue must have a mind?”


Professor David Gelernter of Yale University replied: “No. Deep Blue is just a machine. It doesn’t have a mind any more than a flowerpot has a mind. . . . Its chief meaning is this: that human beings are champion machine builders.”

Professor Gelernter pointed to this major difference: “The brain is a machine that is capable of creating an ‘I.’ Brains can summon mental worlds into being, and computers can’t.”

He concluded: “The gap between human and [computer] is permanent and will never be closed. Machines will continue to make life easier, healthier, richer and more puzzling. And human beings will continue to care, ultimately, about the same things they always have: about themselves, about one another and, many of them, about God. On those terms, machines have never made a difference. And they never will.”


I now am to nominate three other bloggers to take on the “3.2.1 Quote Me!” Challenge on the theme: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: