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Today the dark clouds didn’t only literally hang over the Japanese grand prix, they hung low over all racers.

As of Lap 43 of today’s Japanese grand Prix (the race highlights can be found :here: ) F1 was stunned to silence. None of the podium winners where able to spray the campaign and celebrate their hard fought wins. This is because an incident involving Jules Bianchi having spun off the track and hitting the recovery truck sent out to recover Sutil’s car that had hit a wet spot spun out and hit the wall. (Sutil is fine, and very worried over Bianchi.)

Originally when the ambulence was first sent out to the yard, the initial thoughts was that Sutil’s car in it’s hydro plane (aqua plane for those in europe) had hit a Marshell, but it became quickly apparent that Jules Bianchi’s car was still missing and in fact when the Marussia team had called over the radio for Bianchi, there was no response.The ambulence quickly recovered the driver who was unresponsive, and brought him to the medical station inside the track, the confusion was emmens and the outright lack of organization for such an incident was shocking!

The FIA spokesperson had to force open the sliding doors to allow the team members into the medical building to even inquire upon Bianchi’s status.


Very quickly following, we where informed by the FIA that Bianchi was taken to the nearest hospital via ambulance, despite the fact that the medical helicopter was ready and able to fly, in fact it had taken off moments following the ambulance.

The 25 year old only started his F1 career last year, and has scored the only points for his team since their entry into F1 in 2010, (in Monaco this year). these points could place his team in 9th place in the constructors championship and is a major score for his place as an F1 driver. He has a bright career ahead of him, and i would love nothing more then to see him rise from the rubble of this incident and put the tires to the track and maybe next season take Hamilton out of first seat!
Nothing would please me more, and my thoughts are with Bianchi’s family.

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Having walked into today’s race slightly late, i was quickly informed by the ever present ‘resident redbull’ that the race was under way into the second lap. It started out not only wet, but with a bit of drama with Ericcson spinning out behind the pace car. It was quickly red-flagged into the second lap because of track conditions, and weather being a general pain in the racer’s visibility. It was during this interlude Chris Horner of Red Bull was on with the sky sports people talking about the recent bomb shell of Vettle’s recent announcement of leaving redbull at the end of this season. While this bombshell came as a shock to myself (more so the resident redbull– who’ll have to either follow his driver to ‘f’ or keep with his team) what was more substantial in those few moments with sky sports was the interview.

In the interview, they stated that earlier during the pre-race start up that Mr. Horner, (Whom i am ever more disliking this season) had said that they wouldn’t be talking much on racing orders, yet during the interview was asked if given the oppertunity would the team be telling vettel once again to move out of Riccardo’s way?

Mr Horner had stated. “Mathimatically [Vettel] is out of this.”

Reffering to the points for driver’s championship and given the tone in which spoken, this listener would say that the inference was there that Vettel was not in the game anymore possibly speaking of actually racing. (Which anyone of the vettle fan club could easily say if false.)

As the race commenced once again, the race saw it’s first DNF of the day, with Alnso out due to loss of power in his car on the fourth corner, which was a shame because he held a great chance at podium today.
After nine LONG laps into the race restart, the safety car was still out, but finally at the end of lap nine, was pulled back in and the standings where.
1. Rosberg
2. Hamilton
3. Bottas
4. Massa
5. Riccardo
6. Magnassen
7. Button
8. Vettel
9. Raikkonen
10. Perez

Button was first to pit in lap ten, which brought about a chain reaction and a quick shifting of gears (forgive the unforgivable pun) in racing standings and the subsquent battles to come.

Latter in lap ten, my boy Daniel Riccardo had a near miss with Massa attempting to over take the driver, but still managed to hold positing in front of riccardo. In lap 12 the switch was made when massa pitted. (This was the first of many battles great battles over the course of this race.) In lap 15 the UK’s shining star of F1-Hamilton had a mishap attempting to over take team mate Rosberg, only to go wide and nearly hit the gravel managed to pull out in time with zero spin out. (which isn’t the last time this happened to Hamilton during the race but we’ll get back to this.)

Over the course of the following two laps we the fans of F1 (who either got up at the ungodly hour or managed to stay awake until the ungodly hour) where given a great treat in the battle between Masa, Vettel, and Riccardo. Vettel over took Mase, only to have the position retaken, then on the next turn took it back again, in a beautifully exicuted pass on the outside. Then in the heat to catch up to his team mate, Riccardo pulled nearly the same manouver two thirds of the track later leaving masa behind and gunning for Vettel. Riccardo over took Masa round the outside of the dunlock curve
The race quickly became the furious battle for redbull first with Vettal passing Botton, and then riccardo doing the same putting the standings at Rosberg, Hamilton, Button, Vettel, Riccardo.

Lap 25 FIA opened DNS, and all the while Rosberg could be heard on team radio saying how his car held alot of overstear.

In Lap 27, Hamilton once again goes wide into the first corner, and for the split seconds that he did so, made this watcher’s heart still as he was inches away from the gravel pit once more. (This incident was later admitted by Hamilton to have been a driver error, as he had left DNS open longer then he should have, and nearly wiped out due to it.) after a vicious battel with rosberg, Hamilton FINALLY passes rosberg.

In the 30th lap vettel pits, and riccardo passes. in the same lap, Button missed a gear in the pits and delyed his exit from the pits, giving both redbull drivers the pass. In lap 34, Magnussen held a wicked spin out, but with skill that looked so easy a baby could do it, managing to pull her out of the full 360 spin, facing the correct positing and continuing the race with out so much as skipping a beat– which i am sure his heart didn’t have the chance to do.
Lap 36, Riccardo manages to pass Hamilton, making the standings Riccardo, Hamilton, Rosberg, Vettle.
The rain returned to haunt the drivers on lap 36, and DNS is once again disabled.

Lap 43, sutil is into the barriers, and then, bianchi is also off the track. (Lap 43 News)

The race is redflagged, and would not be resumed,

Hamilton was first, rosberg second, and Vettle is third.

 

 

Hello again wordpressers.

Once again I am here to report on formula one racing! Consider yourself lucky as today i have comedown with a head cold, and was not going to post until tomorrow!

Race two like race one begins us off with amoment of silence for the Malaysia 370, and the announcement of Sergio Perez for force India not competing in todays race due to fuel issues that this novice F1 watcher and reporter is not quite clear on. As the race got under way Lewis Hamilton held pole position and pulled away clear from what could have potentailly been another repeat of Kobiyashi and Masa in race one. Beautifully exicuted first turns by Both Redbull cars, and Rosberg. Rosberg held onto second position with Riccardo taking thrid and Vettel in a close forth. By turn three, Vettel and riccardo managed to switch places, bringing Alonso to fight with riccardo for fourth for most of the race until Hulkenberg came up from behinde to pull Alonso to sixth.

The real story for this race is once again Daniel Riccardo, while out front for most of the race he pushed the car as much as he possibly could until a faitful pit stop that allowed him to release with a left front tire not put on properly, and one lap later the front wing failed entirely puncturing the right front tire. As well as prior to the situtation, the fuel sensor had failed completely according to reports live from Sky Sports 1.

Not long after Riccardo DNF retiring from the race in sixteenth place with a ten second stop and go pnility for unsafe release.

Race two Ended with mercedes ending a 1-2 finish the first for the team since 1955 with Rosberg coming up second 17+ seconds b
ehind Hamilton. Vettel managed to hold onto third place bringing Red Bull to the podium for the second time this season (Despite the fact that Riccardo’s disqualification hearing has not yet taken place…More to come on that was I know more.)

 

A couple incidences of contact in this race i have not been able to document due to my inexperience with F1 and the speed of the races (no pun intended). The next controversy of the race 2 of the season is Masa and Butas from williams while getting points for the team in 8th and 9th position at the end, Masa was given team orders to allow butas to pass, following the issues apparent from masa’s time with ferrari being told to move over for schumacher for most of his carreer. Masa had not listened to team orders, however williams is defending the results, but something tells me that there will be more going on behind the scenes.

All in all a fun race to watch, and with all the close calls and six cars DNF’s again, I wonder why I am being drawn into the sport like a moth to a bug zapper.

 

Always trying to write (Even while down with a head cold!)

 

Trisha Ellen

It isn't the destination, it's how you get there...

It isn’t the destination, it’s how you get there…

 

I would like to apologize about my previous post dealing with the Australian grand prix. The rankings I posted on here appear to be wrong!

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The bbc first reported that Daniel Riccardo was disqualified from the race due to his car no meeting regulations when the fuel sensor read that he consistently used more than 100/kg per hour of fuel. The 2nd place podium standing would have been a first for riccardo  in his career and since signing up with team redbull. The Australian racer and his team are putting in an appeal stating that the sensors have cause problems since they where installed.

“These fuel-flow sensors, which have been fitted by the FIA to measure fuel, have proved problematic.” -Chris Horner

Horner also stated an issue with the sensor appeared on Friday’s practice and they where given a replacement that also “failed during qualifying.”

“We where asked to put the one we used on Friday back on the car and apply an offset.” Horner told the media.

The sport has introduced a whole whack of new regulations including less motors allowed for the whole season and fuel consumption limits. The me,t-down of my resident redbull is due to the sensor malfunction being the fault of the FIA and the appeal should be allowed to go through! As I said in my last post, I don’t know enough about F1 to forum my own opinion however I do find it strange that they could not see the fuel consumption levels where consistently going above the allowed amounts considering all if the live feed computers apparently in the car during the actual race and make a ruling during the two hours the cars where on the track.

Also, I have been informed the my picture in my last meltdown post was an old car, so I took the liberty of looking up this years redbull car…

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Can I ask what the heck is up with these new noses? They look like someone has found a naughty toy and is playing a practical joke on everyone…. of course this car isn’t as bad as the redbull  sister team torro-rosso…. I mean seriously!

I’ll up date everyone on the “raging redbull” when my raging bull either tosses his phone into a wall or suddenly breaks out in dance!

Always writing (And learning apparently)

Trisha Ellen

It isn't the destination, it's how you get there...

It isn’t the destination, it’s how you get there…

WordPress PSA: ibs

Posted: March 14, 2014 in Humor, psa, Rant
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Hello word press, trisha here. Today id like to take a moment to talk to everyone about a syndrome that effects about half of bloggers who begin a  blog online. I am one of those who frequently suffer from this sometimes out right horrendous online bug.

Its called infrequent blogging syndrome.  I.b.s for short.

Not to be confused with fbs, where the sufferers cannot seem to help but post on a regular schedule,  ibs sufferers find themselves often times unable to post anything for months at a time.  In some cases years.

This is a very serious condition that often results in the loss of reads, and followers, while increasing the risk of spam and link droppers. 

I am here to beg everyone who doesnt suffer with this to please bare with those of us who do, we dont mean to disapoear as if we never existed, we still love each and every one of our readers and we hope during our times of responsiveness that our posts do infact entertain you and maybe your friends.

There is a chance that you know of or follow an ibs sufferer and on behalf of all of us, thankyou for your time today.

This has been a public service announcement for I.b.s.

Welcome back to the pyschotic journey. I hope you enjoyed my excuse for internet silence.  I am sorry pressers that I disappeared, and I know this happens a lot.  All I can say is I’ll try my best to get some new content rolling along.

Like in the next few days ill hopefully have the journey of this author discovering insragram for the first time, and my confusion dealing with pintrest.  Maybe even the adventures that is college for criminal justice thus far. Some good stuff on the way, so please follow along with my psychotic journey  and maybe your will feel a little less alone.  

Lots of love,

Trisha
~posted using the wordpress app. 

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Picture taken 2012 rocky mountians canada

That feeling of your head hitting the pillow after a long day of playing and fixing your writing…. “


So, while talking with a fellow author friend of mine I have come to the mildly irritating conclusion that sleep and authors don’t tend to get along.

This explains A LOT (Seriously).

I have always had trouble sleeping, because I had some thought pop into my mind at the very last minute demanding attention– which then demands expansion… which by the end of all the demands turns into a list of To-Do’s for the ever fickle and slave-masterly Muses. This is particularly annoying/obnoxious/frustrating when you as an author have just spent the better part of the day working on something; feeling the stubborn mule of inspiration digging its heels into the ground saying. Well F*@&# that.

As an author of any genre/style it’s exhausting trying and failing in pulling that wanted chapter [revision/article/cover art/comic panel] out of your mind: all we generally want is a good night’s sleep that lasts for 36 hours instead of the measly 7 we’re Lucky to get.

Of course what we want as our day has shown us quite bluntly isn’t a factor in what is going to happen… it’s a general rule somewhere.

We shut down our computers; put our pens and paperwork away. Stand up, shuffle zombie like to the coffee maker set it for morning then crawl our way into our bedrooms, flopping heavily on the bed. It’s a painstaking process to gather up our worn down energy reserves (in my case it’s usually running on fumes by then) to climb under those heavy blankets; tug them up to our chins and roll onto our sides to try our hands at this mysterious sleep– thing.

As I am sure you have been following by my implications, as sledge-hammer blunt as they have been. “Try” is the operative word here. Sleep may touch the mind for a split of a second but by then it’s already a long time far too late. Our eyes suddenly snap open, a glare being aimed to the heavens.

……only to find inspiration smacking you in the face as you look up at the ceiling. Next thing you know it’s after 4 am and sleep was only a fleeting whim…….

Authors by nature are lazy creatures. We don’t want to have to go fetch our bags, binders, pencils especially once we have gotten it into our heads that it’s BED TIME. It’s now our turns to dig in our heels and say ‘No, I’ll remember it in the morning.’

Have you ever tried digging your heels in when a mule or donkey decides it’s time to run? Good luck with that.

The muses are no different, once they decide to bestow their blessing of inspiration, an author’s mind has no choice but to follow it. Much like a fisherman who runs across the deadly sirens song; All ideas of sleep crash and burn. So we get up, jot down some chicken scratch hoping to appease the muses long enough to go back to bed. That chicken scratch becomes a novel of thought that thread between one another.

If there is no paper readily available, or exhaustion is too close (as tends to be the case more often than not) we plot and plan till our heavy eyes close, That sand papery feel of them scratching our peepers  reminds us that we need to blink more often while writing. That mild distraction that catches the muses off guard, much like the magpie the muses chase that shiny into oblivion of sleep.

When we wake once more: Drag ourselves to the coffee maker knowing we had something to remember, something jotted down somewhere. The winds of sleep and shiny distractions erase every word, every thought leaving only a vague impression of what once was. It reminds me of looking backwards on a beach as the tides come in. You have a vague impression as to the distance travelled by the evaporating footsteps but don’t really remember walking so far.

……Of course only frustration remains the next morning as the cycle begins again.

Welcome to the Authors life.

So, if anyone ever tells you the life of an author is simple. Kindly remind them that as my friend so eloquently put it…. “Writers = society’s acceptable insane” and we don’t generally begin our journey that way… it’s a trait that comes from dealing with the muses, and you are so not alone on this journey!

Always Writing,

TrishaEllen

 P.S. My many and vast apologies to you all out there in reader paradise, I have had a family emergency and haven’t really been active on the computer, never mind writing world. So far things look to be looking up and hopefully when I jump back into classes and play catch-up, I’ll have some time left over to get some serious writing done–[and that dastardly signature i said I’d so a while ago….]

Originally posted on [Link] My previous and lacking blog, What is posted here today is an edited version of the same post– that still stands today. Date posted [Saturday, December 10, 2011]

As I said in my cleverly devised blog post: Introducing to two blog posts [Trap located here]:

Why don’t I make a blog topic as to why I like and dislike Social media? Then I can self Promote both my Fan-page AND my Twitter account!~

So without anymore flourish, Here is my top 5 reasons for DISLIKING SOCIAL MEDIA!

  •  5- HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH/LITTLE

In the social media boxing ring, there is a very fine line between being obnoxious and invisible- so fine a line that often it gets lost in the shuffle. No one Tells you Hey, stop spamming my wall with useless quotes from homer (no not Simpson) Or Hey I don`t see you in the mash up of status/tweet ect. maybe you should post more?  Oh-no, they don’t tell you, they’d rather post a Tweet/status-ect. about how obnoxious/invisible you are– and expect you to find it in among the rest of the Tweets/Status ect.

  • 4-OH YOU LIKED OUR OLD SYSTEM– TOO BAD TAKE THIS ONE!

In the world of technology you have to either be cutting edge– up-to-date or be left in the dust. This has users who aren’t as tech savvy as the rest of the cyber world scratching there heads going– well what the flick? Social Media platforms update they’re layout or user interfaces so much it brings to mind the Image of a quick change artist: Interesting to watch from the outside, not so much fun when your forced to adapt to the artist.

  • 3-FICKLE STALKERS!

Why does this sound like a good thing? Well because people don’t realize that by following twitter/facebook for people you don’t know and hanging on every move they make or post is borderline stalking. Yet one moment you can have an increase of 50 followers one morning then the next day– you have -150 followers. There is no rhyme or reason as to why people stop following people: Maybe it’s because of number 5 on this list, or maybe it’s just because the general population as a greater whole has the attention span of a flea.

  • 2- INTERNET HUMOR

In this age of opinion driven society, and the humor that goes along with it– the internet humor is some of the most vile and grotesque humor on the face of the planet. No lines are made in the cyber space, “trolls” eat up self humiliation, or even simply making something good into something radically different. People do all sorts of crazy and weird things for the world to see– but Internet humor makes me want to go back to the stone age (yes the same age where i would have been burned at the stake for even thinking of voicing an opinion.)

  • 1-IT’S PEOPLE NOT PPL-

While our technological advancements keep growing the internet population starts losing their basic language learning building blocks. Things like LOL or LMFAO are so commonly accepted that it’s a wonder these short hand letter jumbles haven’t been the subject to an entire novel. People recognize these things more then they do words like :

Practice / Practise

Bought / Brought

Your / You’re

Literally

All of these and MORE are being dragged down the drain of social media laziness. Editors and English professors cringe every time their students/employers hand in term papers or manuscripts. Always they’re expecting the sudden down fall of the English language being replaced with L33T speak or Social Media Short Hand. (SMSH)

I Hope to see you in my NEXT STEP: [Face-Er] The top 5 reasons why I LIKE social Media 

Always Writing,

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