A Freudian Slip.

Last Update: January 22, 2021

"A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother."

How's that for an opener? I was unhappy with the title and cover image, so this is a last minute amendment. The original opening paragraph starts below.

OK, we've got some stuff to get through today, so, plucking a line from a previous post, 'buckle up buttercup' it's going to get bumpy.

As I am writing this there is no title, which, for those who have followed my posts over the last couple of years, is nothing new, obviously, it will have one by the time you come to read it.

I learnt the hard way that the best way to succumb to the silent clutches of procrastination is to sit and ponder the title. After half an hour of rumination, whatever initial inspiration filled your mind has long since gone and the page is still blank.

Just write and come back to the title later, have a look at what you penned in the first paragraph and go from there. Moving on.

The question is, and this is just me being curious, is the image above a painting or real life? Moving on again.

One of my sons is in the process of looking for another job and in the meantime, he's been looking into various online methods.

Having had a couple of conversations, last night he decided to go the 'drop shipping' route and just so you know, I had already hit the sack when this was going on. (I still have no sway on these decisions you understand.)

By this morning, despite my previous best efforts, he had parted with a modest sum of money in return for a fully working website.

Not only that, he had already made his first sale within a few hours of his site going live. The irony was not lost on me, I can tell you.

Yesterday, I was continuing to set up software programs and ending up going down a couple of rabbit holes. They were connected with what I was working on, so it wasn't all bad.

I found that one of the programs included some 'expired domain' software which I was previously unaware of, even though I have had the system for the best part of six months.

I ended up buying three domains that were no longer live but had a history of decent search numbers and then linked them to relevant pages on Amazon.

Sometimes you have to roll the dice and see what happens in a 'nothing ventured, nothing gained' kind of way, plus we're talking pennies per name. That said, I can see how it would be very easy to build up a large portfolio of domains.

Back to more pressing matters. I was reading one of Joe's recent posts, 'Learning baby steps!' and I was reminded of a memory, two actually, and I did say that I would reiterate at least one of them here.

It would be better if you read Joe's post first but it's not imperative. The keyword I honed in on was 'epidural'. Some of you will know firsthand what this is and some of you won't.

In layman's terms and very simplistically, it's where an anaesthetic is injected into an area of the spine, this, in turn, provides pain relief to certain parts of your body by stopping the pain signals reaching the brain, or something close to that.

When I was 16 I broke my leg (femur) and needed some pins to hold it together. It meant that I spent a few weeks in the local hospital, which wasn't that bad as the alternative was school.

After the initial few days of delirium and general disorientation, I settled into life on the adult orthopaedic ward. For a 16 year-old it was an eye-opener, that's for sure.

We're not talking medieval but it was common-place for 'traction pins' to be administered on the ward. There was no mistaking the sound.

On my third day and still being slightly 'out of sorts', I watched one of the other patients scratching his shin and then pull off the lower part of the same leg, it took me a while to realise it was a false one, very surreal.

Two of the inmates there were both due to have epidurals on the same day. Neither had had one before and neither knew what to expect, so as you can imagine, there was an amount of 'banter' being thrown around before they were wheeled off.

When the first one came back from theatre he was considerate enough to say very little about the procedure. Upon his arrival, they immediately whisked the second one away.

It was then that the first guinea pig gave his true appraisal. Without using the original vernacular and paraphrasing somewhat, he said the only way he could describe it, was like someone putting a tyre pump in his backside and blowing up his legs.

Good times, Torvill and Dean were winning gold with 'Bolero' and 'Radio Ga Ga' was Queen's offering in the charts. Moving on.

Remember Dexter? He's our latest furry friend who is a Mioritic/Bucovina cross. Now, these are both 'guarding' breeds. The instinct to 'guard' has been instilled over many centuries.

Well, someone forgot to mention that to Dex because if he's outside and there's a noise (car door slamming, dustbin being moved etc.) he's back inside quick as a flash and onto the sofa. Bella is (same mixture but the other way round) no better, it would appear that she's afraid of the dark.

Well now, that wasn't too bumpy at all, relatively smooth terrain I'd say. Let's leave it there for this evening, I'll post in the morning as I was unable to add images for a while, gremlins I believe.

I'll leave you with a quote I heard the other day from Jim Kwik.

"The most important thing is to make the most important thing, the most important thing."

Twack Romero

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AlexEvans Premium
Too easy, you would be thinking what's the go here? Some platforms/systems are designed to sell straight out of the box.

Best wishes to your son, Twack he researched came across an opportunity and grabbed it.

Don't we all love the online world.

Domain name adventures, can be exciting.
Alex
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Twack Premium
I think you're right but I hope he sticks with it even in the quiet times, the small sales really help with the motivation.

I agree as well, the whole thing seems to be designed so that there's minimal input needed as far as the template and layout is concerned, with 'plug n play' add-on features that you can use or not.
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Linda103 Premium
The description of an epidural by the patient made me laugh. Must have been weird to see the leg removed.

Bit annoying when the offspring make sales so fast, lol.

The poor dogs clearly don't know they are meant to guard, bless them.

I liked Jim Kwiks book and did one of his courses too. Good stuff.
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Twack Premium
As you can imagine, the language was a tad more colourful but yes, seeing the bottom half of his leg come off did freak me out somewhat. Another funny, yet horrendous, incident was when one of the nurses noticed that one of the patient's traction weights was resting on the bench at the end of the bed and just pulled it away so that the weight dropped, boy did he squeal.

I hope he gets more sales so that it keeps his interest level high. We'll see how it goes.

Hmm, they're quite happy to bark their heads off when someone rings the doorbell or opens the front door.

I had not heard of Jim Kwik until this last week, I like the look of what he is offering but won't be signing up for any courses just yet, I'll see where the 'freebies' take me first.
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Linda103 Premium
I can well imagine. 🤣😂 Ouch, that must have been awful.

Fingers crossed for him. Is he putting it out there on social media?

Aww, bless em' they are brave knowing you are there.🤣😂

I signed up to Mindvalley last year they were trialing a Quest programme that meant you got access to everything for less than the price of buying a single programme/course.

Jim Kwik appeared a few months ago so I took his course, not got round to the second one of his on there.
Lots of amazing people on there.
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Twack Premium
It brings a tear to my eye just thinking about it. It's amazing how vivid the memories are from that time.

Yes, he's using Instagram, Snapchat, FB and Twitter, I think the mindset is more geared towards quick results, rather than having some patience, it's just trying to find that balance to keep the enthusiasm going.

Mindvalley rings a bell, I think I was on their mailing list at one time. I might need to have another look now it's back on the radar. Thank you for the reminder.
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Linda103 Premium
Sales at the start are very encouraging for youngsters.
My granddaughter is still going strong with her business she started last June and loves it. Fingers crossed he does well too.

They are not patient, they forget it can take time to build a business up.

They have freebies to listen to, mainly to try and tempt you in. But they have such a big rang, even business stuff, courses for teens, fitness ones etc. Skipped over those fitness ones, sweaty is NOT a good look.
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Twack Premium
That's good to hear, staying the distance is crucial if they are to succeed. They have so much potential, I try to emphasize that they would still be young even if they spent the next five years working at something.

I shall explore it more over the weekend, today I shall see how this number sequence learning goes, so useful to be able to quote Pi to umpteen decimal places😂.
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Linda103 Premium
To them 5 years is forever, lol.
Number sequence learning?
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Twack Premium
How to remember a long string of numbers, I think it's more about the technique.
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Linda103 Premium
Good luck
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edhozubin Premium
The picture was an early version of what is known today as "A Convenience Store" for gas and other things that one runs out of. It looks fancier that the one's that I see in the neighborhood. There charge more than a big Brand grocery stores but you same money on distance, auto wear & tear, insurance & time. Hence the name Convenience Store. The picture got my attention & the ride through the rolling hills of one's mind was quite a nice trip, I thank you.

Edward
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Twack Premium
Thank you, Edward and you are most welcome.
I did research the image and found it to be a real place that has been preserved as a tourist information site. I'd pay it a visit if I was out that way.
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richardgb Premium
So that’s how Jim Kwik remembers things ...repeats them 3 times in 1 sentence!
:-)
Richard
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Twack Premium
Hopefully, I will find out today. I have only just discovered who he is and what he does.
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richardgb Premium
I believe you will discover that he is very good at what he does!
:-)
Richard
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Twack Premium
Yesterday got away from me, so I will attempt to take in the video today.
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GeoffreyC1 Premium
Onwards and upwards there Twack.
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Twack Premium
As Yazz said, "The Only Way Is Up"
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