March 17, 2010

What do you call those three seconds after unprotected sex?

A pregnant pause.


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  1. Sue

    This is actually quite topical for me as today I had a transvaginal scan. This entailed a giant probe with a latex sheath over it being inserted. Later, I looked it up on the internet, as is my wont these days, just to see other womens takes on the whole process. One of them said that now she knew what it was like to have a lesbian affair. Though the woman doing the scan seemed very nice it just never occured to me. It turns my stomach to think about it.

    This is the sort of thing I’d like to head-up on my own blog, really.

    17 Mar 2010, 23:05

  2. Sue

    The interesting thing about my visit was that I was in the waiting room with lots of pregnant women. Some of them were very young girls who had in tow with them some rather hapless looking types who had the obligatory falling down baggy jeans with half their underpants on show and woolley hats. I pressume these were the fathers of the unborn babies. They all seemed to look rather shell-shocked and I got the impression that they were reluctant parents-to-be. Maybe they were just nervous but when they were called in to the examination room they shuffled in with heads down. There were amongst them a couple of older couples (I imagine married) who were looking happy, if a little apprehensive, at the prospect of seeing their baby for the first time. As for me, I felt quite chirpy!

    18 Mar 2010, 08:38

  3. Do you have a blog, Sue? Your life sounds generally more interesting than mine. All I ever do is eat plain pasta and occasionally sob into a plastic bag.

    18 Mar 2010, 13:46

  4. Sue

    Yes indeed, until you’ve has a transvaginal scan you haven’t lived. I suspect you don’t have the pre-requisites for such a procedure! No, unfortunately I haven’t got my own blog. Are you going to give me one??

    18 Mar 2010, 22:38

  5. Maybe as a Christmas present, but can’t you join Twitter? It’s quite small at the moment, but one day Twitter will become the new Warwick Blogs.

    19 Mar 2010, 01:00

  6. Sue

    No, my ambition is to own a blog on Warwickblogs if only for a day. I will never lose sight of that ambition. “There is no doubt”, wrote Anne Frank “that paper is patient” and so am I. It is also entirely without judgement, chronicling all manner of previously taboo issues. To write is to confess, to purge, to exhibit, to seek absolution, support or solace. The very process of writing can be beneficial because we are giving ourselves permission to externalise something we have been carrying around inside our heads. It’s like setting a thought free, once it’s on the page or on the screen we can read it and re-read it, delete it or reflect on it. Writing allows us to tap into the logical and creative parts of the brain and weave meaning together. Words reach out to us. In sharing words we learn what matters to us.

    I also just want to see what it’s like to look behind the scenes of a Warwickblog.

    19 Mar 2010, 01:20

  7. I think it’s a pretty good ambition to want to own a blog on Warwick Blogs; I’d like to give you some tips, but I’m not really an expert in these kind of things. What is it like behind the scene of someone reading Warwick Blogs?

    19 Mar 2010, 01:55

  8. Sue

    It can be interesting but for some reason I’m always more intrigued by any comments left than the actual blog entry. I’ve tried to analyse what might be the reasons for that and concluded that it’s usually more interesting to hear other peoples “takes” on a subject. It’s like when I go to a literature festival and the best bit is usually at the end when people are free to ask questions of the person giving the talk. That’s another reason I think it would be great to hear others opinions about a subject I’d chosen.

    I wouldn’t need to own a blog, I could just borrow one for a very short time just to get a taste of what it’s like.

    19 Mar 2010, 07:20

  9. Sue

    Having said that I do wait with great anticipation to see what the next new entry will be about but if the entries have been there a few days and nobody has commented I get a bit disappointed.

    By the way, I was taking part in a clinical trial. When I first received the letter I thought it said “transcendental” and thought I was being invited to take part in some sort of meditation!

    19 Mar 2010, 10:17

  10. I imagine that someone’s once received a letter that they thought said “transvaginal”, and then they misread it, so it actually turned out to be some sort of meditation.

    19 Mar 2010, 11:39

  11. Sue

    I think the mix-up arose momentarily because I had the word “dental” on my mind because of my wisdom tooth.

    19 Mar 2010, 14:35

  12. inhelm

    Thers a first time fvor everytghbing

    19 Mar 2010, 20:07

  13. Sue

    I haven’t actually given them a name.

    25 Mar 2010, 08:30

  14. Are you okay, Sue?

    26 Mar 2010, 23:08

  15. Sue

    Yes, I’m absolutely fine, thanks.

    26 Mar 2010, 23:50

  16. Will it be a boy or girl?

    27 Mar 2010, 01:29

  17. Sue

    I’m not pregnant. I know because I’ve recently seen my womb on an ultrasound picture. It looked like a picture from outer space, very beautiful and feminine.

    27 Mar 2010, 08:55

  18. Sue, I have wasted my life.

    28 Mar 2010, 04:49

  19. Sue

    No you haven’t. You’ve got all your life ahead of you.

    28 Mar 2010, 09:19

  20. Are you 100% it was an ultrasound picture, and not a picturesque snapshot of planet earth, taken from an orbiting satellite?

    28 Mar 2010, 23:56

  21. Sue

    I heard an astrophysicist say yesterday that nothing is ever 100% certain (not that we didn’t all know that already) but considering where the probe was positioned I’m as sure as I could ever be.

    29 Mar 2010, 07:08

  22. A well-wisher named Sue

    While there is still time to wish it “Happy Maundy Thursday”. I belong here.

    01 Apr 2010, 23:40

  23. Good Thursday.

    01 Apr 2010, 23:57

  24. Sue

    Sweet.

    02 Apr 2010, 08:31

  25. Sue

    “Words, words words! There were no deeds,” interrupted Rudin.
    “No deeds! What kind of – ”
    “What kind of deeds? Supporting a blind old granny and all her family by your hard work – remember Pryazhentsev? There’s a deed for you.”
    “Yes, but good words can also be deeds.”

    Ivan Turgenev, Rudin

    04 Apr 2010, 09:18

  26. “Deeds can be words.”
    “Yes, indeed.”
    “You mean inword?”
    “No, Rudin. I meant indeed. Surely you understand?”
    “Inword, I do.”

    05 Apr 2010, 02:08

  27. Sue, which of the following do you think would be the best title for my Personal Writing Project:
    A Loan
    Anti-Chris
    Daytime Lampposts
    Saved by the Book
    Sock and Soul

    If possible, could you rank your order? Thanks!

    05 Apr 2010, 04:25

  28. Sue

    Sock and Soul. That is all.

    05 Apr 2010, 07:29

  29. Which would be your second choice? because I’m thinking of using that title for something else.

    05 Apr 2010, 16:06

  30. Sue

    How many writing projects have you got!? I think “Saved by the Book” sounds rather nice too. Can I read them when you’ve finished?

    05 Apr 2010, 20:19

  31. Only two: the screenplay I wrote for my PWP and end up scrapping. and the TV series very loosely based on the screenplay.
    ‘Saved by the Book’ is a sly reference to ‘Saved by the Bell’, the sitcom F. Scott Fitzgerald forgot to write.

    05 Apr 2010, 21:03

  32. Sue

    My son writes screenplays, he’s very artistic and paints too. We are beginning to build a rapport and I’m a little concerned that it may end suddenly and I will be thwarted. I’m talking about you and me not my son and me.

    05 Apr 2010, 23:21

  33. What kind of screenplays does he write? Does he paint his screenplays?

    Mother Neighture is biased towards horses.
    I didn’t say hi to the jockeys, but I did say hay to the horses.
    I’m so cold, I could heat a horse.

    (just a few horse jokes)

    06 Apr 2010, 18:04

  34. Sue

    I only know one horse joke. One of my cousins used to work for the Civil Service in London (she had quite a high-powered job). It was in the early 70’s and she often went to receptions and cocktail parties with dignitaries. She used to tell us all about them, she’d say “We started off with horses doufers” (instead of hors d’oeuvres or amuse-bouche).

    06 Apr 2010, 22:20

  35. At this year’s Oscar ceremony, I saw something like this:

    Steve Martin: And now to present the award for Best Costume Design, two world renowned clothes whores.
    Alec Baldwin: Horses.
    Steve Martin: ?
    Alec Baldwin: Clothes horses.
    Steve Martin: Okay, but I’m still pretty sure the plural of whore is whores.

    I guess the joke gets ruined a bit when typed out.

    07 Apr 2010, 01:45

  36. Sue

    Yes, it’s like the fork handles and four candles sketch. My Mum went to a funeral recently where the wife of the deceased said that was his favourite joke and lit four candles for him. I thought that was rather sweet.

    07 Apr 2010, 07:10

  37. In 30 Rock (a sitcom), Tracey Jordan says: “What is this? Horseville? Because I’m surronded by naysayers…”

    07 Apr 2010, 23:16

  38. Sue

    Me too.

    07 Apr 2010, 23:31

  39. I’m not one of them. I’m just a bit picky, nay, hard-to-please.

    10 Apr 2010, 16:51

  40. Sue

    I’m pretty picky too and I tend to go for Caucasians which doesn’t mean I’m racist in any way or in most ways at least..

    10 Apr 2010, 23:07


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