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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

(*) Comfy Sox
Everybody has a pair of sox like this, I'm sure... I have an old yellow cotton t-shirt I got in Coolangatta back in 2001, and altho there's a few suspicious moth-looking holes in the front - I cannot bear to part with it! It's like my pyjama top in the colder months :)

TAFE College was fine tonite... getting like 6-months-worth of stuff printed in one hit, then I can sit back and read and edit and doodle and make notes and let it all sink in before I have to start actually writing reports etc etc etc. There were only six of us there tonight... we had a great laff when we read one of the notes in the 'training manual'... obviously the manual's author had a great sense of humour, or was just checking to see if we were paying attention... in a bit where we were talking about how to physically set up a training room to create a user-friendly environment, there was a tiny note mid-text saying "Arrange the tables in the middle of the room so the group can lay on them and have sex with each other"! I swear - tis true! We were pissing ourselves laffing, and the poor co-ordinator was so embarrased! Now... *that's* an interesting way to motivate a small group to learn! hahahaha

Going sailing tomorrow... got a mobile phone message downtown this morning... Tim's got a day off (he's the bloke I originally bought my little boat from), so he suggested a sail, and so - why not? We kinda hang out a bit when we can... he's a nice quiet friendly bloke, and he's slowly relaxing enough around me to reveal his wicked sense of humour... heh heh.

Mum's small estate [should] come thru mid-next week... I was speaking to JD on the phone last night [he's absolutely doing great at High School], and he's already given me specific instructions about the computer I am to get him! heh heh. No, seriously, he needs a puter for school, so I was going to always get him one anyway... the extra finances will aid that nicely.

I'm listening to this oldie right now... I have to confess, tho, that as a kid - I was 'heavily' into Sherbet and not Skyhooks! heh heh
Skyhooks - Living in the 70's

Science on the Cutting Edge

Seventh-grader Jasmine Roberts became a celebrity of sorts in February when her hometown Tampa Tribune published results of her winning science-fair entry, which concluded that the drinking-water ice of several local fast food restaurants contains more bacteria (including some E. coli) than the same restaurants' toilet water. She used a laboratory at the University of South Florida's Moffitt Cancer Center, where she is a volunteer assistant for a professor. [Tampa Tribune, 2-13-06]

Least Competent Criminals

Totally Hapless: (1) Matthew John Wyman, told to recite the alphabet at a roadside DUI stop in West Roxbury, Mass., in November, asked the officer if he could please substitute a math problem instead (Answer: No).
(2) Frank Traina's attempted armed robbery of a Chinese restaurant in Levittown, N.Y., in December went awry when the owner realized that Traina's realistic-looking gun was leaking water from the barrel.
(3) In December, Auckland, New Zealand, police arrested the man who had robbed a bank but then, disappointed at the size of the loot, had telephoned the bank manager and ordered him to stand out front with more money, which he would grab on a drive-by. (The robber never showed up, but police traced the phone call.) [Boston Herald, 11-23-05] [New York Post, 12-14-05] [New Zealand Herald-AP, 12-10-05]


While camping in California's Mojave Desert, artist Trevor Corneliusien, 26, chained his own ankles together in order to draw an image of his legs, but when he finished, he realized he did not have the key to unlock the chain. He told sheriff's deputies that he hopped around the desert for 12 hours before arriving at a gas station, where he called for help (January). [New York Times-AP, 1-4-06]

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On March 16, 2006 9:01 AM, Blogger birdychirp said...

oh comfy sox (and holey cardigans) are one of the great things in life!

On March 16, 2006 5:52 PM, Blogger caroline said...

Glad your son is doing well in high school...that's a really big adjustment.

Computers are a great asset..i know i use mine all the time to help the kids with homework and stuff..


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