A fingernail moon greeted me as I left home. Then I was treated to a most spectacular dawn. A clear sky with a confusion grey vapour trails turning gradually pink and the sky going that lovely blue. As the light got stronger the vapour trails seemed to spread out before my eyes until the sky had turned into a pink scribble. Then the red/golden sun peeked out from behind the mist covered fields. Views like that make it worth getting up so early :)
My old company car, a Vauxhall Vectra, has just hit 100,000 miles so I am getting a "new" one for a few months. It is a black Honda Accord Vtec SE Exec Sport ... cool. It's got more controls than I have worked out how to use and because it hasn't been run for a while the battery had died and the stero still needs the code entering - so no radio on the journey in this morning. It goes like the wind - I'll have to concenrate to keep it down to 70 mph (manic laughter actually I mean 90 mph and with some points on my licence aleady I do not need another speeding conviction). The car is a bit over 2 years old and has done 35,000 miles but seems to run OK. the only thing I noticed (apart from one headlamp bulb not working) was that it does seem to drink petrol a bit quickly - I'll have to watch out and see how that goes. The car will cost me an extra £14 a month [that was a pound sign in case it gets trashed by the interet ;)] and I have to commit to keeping it 'till May next year.
Quotes of the Day
OK, the bit you have actually been waiting for, rather than me rambling. I laughed out loud at the fourth one, the third one is quite thought provoking and the first one is just sad - part of the human strategy for coping with life I guess. Hope you enjoy them.
A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.
Joseph Stalin (1879 - 1953)
Given a choice between two theories, take the one which is funnier.
The English have no respect for their language, and will not teach their children to speak it.
George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)
Don't knock the weather. If it didn't change once in a while, nine out of ten people couldn't start a conversation.
Kin Hubbard (1868 - 1930)