Sunday, June 19, 2005

Out Of Office

Thursday, June 16, 2005

I passed the UK citizenship test?

"The government has published Life in the United Kingdom, a 150-page book for prospective British citizens. If you want the passport, you'll have to read the book and then answer 24 questions drawn from its contents. So let's see how well you do... "

I got 11 right!
"0-5: Seat in Heathrow arrivals.... 6-10: Seat on the district council......11-14: Seat in Parliament.....15: Seat on the throne"

Do they allow foreign nationals in Parliament?

I'm no Snow White...

I scored as Goofy. My alter ego is Goofy! I am fun and great to be around, and I am always willing to help others. I am not worried about embarrassing myself, so I am more willing to try new things.

Peter Pan




The Beast






Cruella De Ville


Donald Duck


Sleeping Beauty


Snow White




Which Disney Character is your Alter Ego?
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Monday, June 13, 2005

drink dialling

According to the editors of the latest edition of the Collins English Dictionary published on Thursday "Drink Dialling" is inadvisable.

Maybe there should be an alchol limit on using the phone?

Thursday, June 09, 2005


"If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it."
- Lucille Ball, American radio and motion-picture actress and comedy star, 1911-1989

I'm not getting anything done

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Blame the Y

"So… the next time you’re standing there… trying to figure out why the hell you can’t communicate with your boyfriend or girlfriend… keep in mind it has everything to do with his/her brain and a simple X or Y chromosome that came from his/her father. It’s all the father’s fault really… which makes sense, because men are usually the ones to blame when something goes wrong anyway… right???"

Read the whole post.


I have always wanted a fishtank, but I have never had one. There is nothing really stopping me from getting one. I have read the books, and done my research, but it's just not natural to put 'Nemo' in a tank, or an apron!?

This is not a picture of Nemo by the way, but a picture of a baby seaotter which was rescued before the mother otter had a change to rescue it. Sometimes it is better to just let nature do what natuer does, no matter how cruel it appear to the well meaning onlooker.

Sometimes nature is cruel, sometimes it is just plane amazing.

Tuesday, June 07, 2005


I was walking down the hall past the offices and realised that today was not only the first day I was wearing my new shoes, which I bought on Saturday, today was the first time I have worn shoes without a toecap to work, ever!

That's what working in hotels did to me.


Dishwasher Salmon!?

But if you... "Don’t have a dishwasher? Bake salmon in a preheated oven for 12 minutes."

Bake salmon in the oven? Now that would be a novelty? Why didn't I think of that?


I always knew strawberries where a weed. And no, I don't care if they say strawberries enhance the flavour of champagne.

Having worked two years in a restaurant where strawberries where always on the menu, and the chef doing his best to get the staff to eat the leftovers (strawberries), I cannot say I really want to see another strawberry on my plate again.

Give me weeds any day!

Monday, June 06, 2005

Blog quote

"This blog will present information on a variety of topics mostly about librarianship with some other stuff thrown in for good measure. You won't find a lot of ramblings about me and my personal life, though. I want to provide information - not boredom."

I'm not listening

I wonder if I am writing this blog to spite all the people who have told me I cannot write.

I took my last job just to prove people wrong, who said I couldn't do it, according to my then boss.

I should have done then, what I am going to do to anyone who come here and tell me I cannot write.

I will stick my fingers in my ears and start singing, and nobody, trust me, will want me to that, because...

I can't sing, or so I have been told.


I was walking through the subway at Marble Arch, on my way to work. A guy coming towards me was eating fries from a big McDonalds bag.

"Spare some change". A young lady down on her luck was looking up at the well dressed man with the McDonalds Bag. He took pity on her an handed her his burger. She trew it back in his face with a bunch of verbal abuse.

Maybe she was vegetarian?

Friday, June 03, 2005

Don't feed the Ducks

Like the wind blows

The BBC promised rain today,

...but so far they haven't delivered, and my car had been in the sun all morning, so on my way home I went through the drive through for a cold drink.

"This cup makes a statement about you. It says 'Hey, look at me, I'm an ambitious and decisive person.'You could have gone larger, but you didn't. You could have gone smaller, but you decided against it. No you know exactly what you want in life, and that you should always have it your way", it said on the cup.

Who writes this stuff???? I went to the drive through for a drink, and ended up buying a meal, and this particular cub size just happened to be the one the meal came with. I didn't decide anything here, so actually, I think I got it their way!

I blame the weather... maybe I should have a cup of tea?

Only in England...

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Shotgun wedding

"I love my country, but as a woman I would never recommend you go there", was a coment I got from one of my Saudi Arabian customers once.

And this week I am watching one of our secretaries getting exited about her partner being sent to Dubai for two years. Off course they have to get married, and since they are leaving in 2 weeks, and only found out Monday, they are having a quick registry office wedding, even though they have already been on the waiting list for that special church wedding for more than 12 months.

Hang on! I have heard of people who are married to their jobs, but get married for a job?

Back to the Future

BT is installing wireless broadband in churches, and the Germans are promoting the use of payphones.

Soon we will be queing to get in to our churches and to use payphones. The good old days.

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

He's going to be a...

"He's going to be a..." is one of my favourite lines recieved when we where new parents. Everything a baby does can, apparently, be translated into some kind of career for the future.

So when I was a baby I liked sitting still looking at numbers???

On Sunday Calamity Jane was on TV, just before bedtime. "I like that one", my 2½ y.o. exclaimed. "That lady is beautyful" (not calamity Jane), "I want to be beautyful". He brought me a pink ribbon and asked me to tie it around his hair. "I'm beautyful. Daddy, you dance with me like them", he said to his dad, pointing at the TV and grabbing daddys hands.

My son will be a ballerina!?