Archive for July, 2003
a bit of motivation?
Are the A Team out there?
John over at the enetation forum tells us that we need to fix summat in Blogger but I don’t know what to do *blows nose* and *wailing* I hate it when comments are broken ‘cos *sniff* it’s the only thing that keeps me going and *another hankie* the poor dogs are started to look really worried ‘cos my face is getting all red and puffy *sob* ‘cos I don’t know whaaaaaaaaaat to doooooooo.
Updated to say: I’m even more of a plonker that I thought… you can’t leave a comment telling me um, how to fix my comments so *sigh* you could email me? She says, hopefully…?
One day in the future, George W. Bush has a heart attack and dies. He immediately goes to hell, where the Devil is waiting for him.
“I don’t know what to do here”, says the Devil. “You are on my list, but I have no room for you. You definitely have to stay here, so I’ll tell you what I’m going to do. I’ve got a couple folks here who weren’t quite as bad as you. I’ll let one of them go, but you have to take their place. I’ll even let YOU decide who leaves.”
Bush thought that sounded pretty good, so the Devil opened the first room. In it was Richard Nixon and a large pool of water. He kept diving in and surfacing empty handed. Over and over and over. Such was his fate in hell. “No”, George said. “I don’t think so. I’m not a good swimmer and I don’t think I could do that all day long.”
The Devil led him to the next room. In it was Newt Gingrich with a sledgehammer and a room full of rocks. All he did was swing that hammer, time after time after time. “No, I’ve got this problem with my shoulder. I would be in constant agony if all I could do was break rocks all day”, commented George.
The devil opened a third door. In it, Bush saw Bill Clinton, lying on the floor with his arms staked over his head, and his legs staked in a spread-eagle pose. Bent over him was Monica Lewinsky, doing what she does best. Bush took a look around in disbelief and finally said, “Yeah, I can handle this.”
The Devil smiled sardonically and said…
“OK, Monica, you’re free to go.”
She also put me on to a good explanation of RSS which I’ve been ignoring until now because to be honest I thought RSS (and trackback) was “something for the big boys” but I’m starting to understand that it’s useful for the pond life too…
And now back to work.
While stalking the enetation forum for news of the database transfer (and when comments will be fixed for the other blog), I came across big n juicy (must go back and read more) and from there graham lester‘s limerick a day. Enjoy.
An adventurous fellow from Lawrence
Took a flight on a plane to see Florence
But the trip was a pain
For it pelted with rain
And she met him with downright abhorrence
If you have some time this weekend, go listen to Friday’s Afternoon play, “Something You Should Know” by Trevor Lock and Sem Devillart.
“Max would rather hide from the real world than live in it. Then he has a close encounter with a flying pig.”
Lasts around 45 minutes. Very entertaining.
I haven’t stopped sneezing for the past hour, my bones are aching, even my fingernails hurt, so a few quick links and then off to bed.
I’ve been looking for some online language learning sites for my father and came across Unforgettable Languages – “the simple Linkword© learning method developed by Dr. Michael Gruneberg to lock words into your memory in a matter of seconds”.
Lock a word in your memory in 10 seconds!
The Portuguese word for Bed is Cama
Imagine a Camel lying in your Bed.
Why does he suddenly want to learn Portuguese? A family has just moved into the house next door and although the husband speaks perfect English (he has lived in Wales for about four years), his wife and two children don’t yet speak any English. He’s been struggling with a Teach Yourself Portuguese book from the library but they don’t have any tapes there so I’m looking for a site that also has audio.
That’s it, I’m done. Bed. Boa noite
Huge thanks to Karan for tipping me off that the dotted boxes I use for quoted text are overlaying the right hand column.
Not only that, she explained in detail why it was happening and how I could fix it. *Big Smile*. So I’ve changed the width from 400px to 250px, could y’all let me know if anything’s amiss? Should I go down a little more even, to 200px?
I’m going to make a couple of you (no names, no pack drill) green with envy when I reveal how many searches involving the delectable Fiona Bruce end up here…
There’s Fiona Bruce smoking and Fiona Bruce fan site and even Fiona Bruce legs for starters. I’ll skip lightly over the more sordid episodes ‘cos you’re a nice innocent bunch of folks and I’d hate to show you a side of the internet you’re unaware of… ;-))
Heh, I must admit I’d miss the googling
if when I move to TP…