April 8th, 2002

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Two robins were sitting in a tree. "I'm really hungry," said
the first one.

"Me, too," said the second. "Let's fly down and find some

They flew to the ground and found a nice plot of plowed ground
full of worms. They ate and ate and ate 'til they could eat no

"I'm so full I don't think I can fly back up to the tree," said
the first one.

"Me, too. Let's just lay here and bask in the warm sun," said
the second.

"OK" said the first, and they plopped down basking in the sun.

No sooner than they had fallen asleep, a big fat tomcat snuck
up and gobbled them up. As he sat washing his face after his
meal, he thought, "I just love baskin' robins."
Life 2 (based on icon from tamnonlinear)

Hi again

Hi there

Well I made it back, despite all the hardships of a week on a canal barge. Mostly the weather was good, although we did have a very heavy shower of rain and sleet late one afternoon as I was working a lock - by the time I'd got my waterproof coat passed up from the boat I was soaked through. The rest of the week was mostly dry, some sun and very windy for the last few days - side winds on a canal barge make for some very interesting steering, you have to point the nose of the boat into the wind and go down the canal slightly sideways, adjusting the angle as the wind is blocked by trees, other boats or just as the gust changes the force on the boat.

It was hard getting up and going into work today. When I had got in and had got settled on "my" desk I then had to move to et someone else use a piece of kit ... then spent almost an hour trying to get power and network connection set up on another desk - grrr of frustration.

Right of to "work" ... actually getting my CV into yet another new format ... ho hum.
Have fun and chat later.
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Brain Teasers

Think you're a genius? Take the below quiz. Passing requires
4 correct answers.

1) How long did the Hundred Years War last?
2) Which country makes Panama hats?
3) From which animal do we get cat-gut?
4) In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution?
5) What is a camel's hair brush made of?
6) The Canary Islands in the Pacific are named after what
7) What was King George VI's first name?
8) What color is a purple finch?
9) Where are Chinese gooseberries from?

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Life 2 (based on icon from tamnonlinear)


A local priest and pastor stood by the side of the road holding
up a sign that said, "The End is Near! Turn yourself around now
before it's too late!"

They planned to hold up the sign to each passing car.

"Leave us alone you religious nuts!" yelled the first driver
as he sped by.

From around the curve they heard a big splash. "Do you think,"
said one clergy to the other, "we should just put up a sign
that says 'bridge out' instead?"