Monthly Archives: April 2004

Never find out how little the pupils know

This testing thing is just stupid – who needs to know that certain individuals have learned nothing? That some kid seems to think Penisis is a book in the Bible? Or that common Christian symbols other than the cross are the Buddhist eightspoked wheel and the Muslim moon and star? That despite me explaining very carefully, drawing beautiful diagrams, explaining again and again just one child so far has managed to tell me that a denomination is a group within Christianity?

I certainly don’t need to know any of this.

Music Group woes

The woman who has been running the Music Group with me told me tonight that it has become too much for her and she is quitting. Darn it. I understand her reasons for stopping but I really don’t want to have to do this on my own.

By the way my specific plumbing incident is that my hot water tank is dripping through the overflow. Dad tried to fix it when he was up but it is in a very awkward place. I can’t keep putting it off because of moving.

We have a winner!

A certain individual seems to have blown the rest of you out of the water.

Here are the answers in full-

1) The Cat In The Hat (g) Contains mild crude humour and sexual innuendo
2) Rugrats Go Wild (f) Contains some mild peril
3) 50 First Dates (d) Contains moderate sex references and drug use
4) Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (e) Contains mild scary action and language
5) Under The Tuscan Sun (a) Contains one use of strong language and moderate sex
6) The Passion Of The Christ (h) Contains extended scenes of strong violence
7) Starsky & Hutch (c) Contains hard drug references
8) Brother Bear (b) Contains mild animated fight scenes and peril

And if you wish to go through the guesses you’ll find Kat has got them all right! Well done 8/8 – perhaps the prize should be a meal at my house one weekend? Er, not that my cooking is a great reward or anything.

The Challenge continues…

The results so far…

Smudgie 3/8
Rhys 3/8
Dave 5/8

So there is still the chance of some lucky winner taking all the prizes*

Place your bets ladies and gentlemen please. You have until Sunday when I get back from church to post your guesses. At that point I will declare the winner of the fabulous prizes* and tell you the answers.

*may or may not exist

The Cinema Challenge

I am frequently impressed with the brief description one finds after each film in cinema listings (not that I ever go to the cinema, someone I know doesn’t remember films – wouldn’t that make him go more often?).

Below are 8 film titles and their descriptions. To inject a little challenge into the matter I have mixed them up somewhat. Wouldn’t it be great if people attempted matches in the comments section!

1) The Cat In The Hat
2) Rugrats Go Wild
3) 50 First Dates
4) Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
5) Under The Tuscan Sun
6) The Passion Of The Christ
7) Starsky & Hutch
8) Brother Bear

a) Contains one use of strong language and moderate sex
b) Contains mild animated fight scenes and peril
c) Contains hard drug references
d) Contains moderate sex references and drug use
e) Contains mild scary action and language
f) Contains some mild peril
g) Contains mild crude humour and sexual innuendo
h) Contains extended scenes of strong violence

Nope

Really, really not got much of interest to say. I went to see a friend tonight, using my crutches because my foot has been aching, I returned with two crutches and a walking stick* – I must be bad!

Oh, when I was going out there was a cat sitting on a wall, when I started chatting to it (yes, quite common for me) I really thought he/she was listening to every word I said. Very lovely cat, and I am missing mine.

*My friend actually decided that I might make more use of it that I am of the crutches but obviously I had to bring it home first.

Wiblog entry for 21/04/2004

Surely it isn’t a good sign when the doctor can’t tell which x-ray is which because there has been no change in the break? Anyway, he didn’t seem too worried and I get to go back to the mad house (hospital) again in a month.

Ooh, do you remember the stress I went through about threshold? (November time) well I have finally heard that I got it, so will get some back pay sometime soon. And pretty good targets for next time too.

Smile please…

I’m sorry, we can’t possibly take the year photo in the hall.

Well yes, we have managed it in the last 7 years, but we can’t do it today.

Yes, it is raining rather, so we can’t do the photo outside.

Ah, yes, it was us that left half of our equipment behind last time so we had to rebook already.

When would you like us to come next academic year?