November 8th, 2002

Life 2 (based on icon from tamnonlinear)

Hello and Quotes

Good morning World,

It is grey and wet here but I feel good today for some reason.

Late news - I went to the cinema on Wednesday evening with elfgeek and then on to my favourite Indian restaurant Rani's in Finchley. It was a good evening and I hope we can do it again some time. Shame she has a partner already. *dreamy look in eyes* The film was "K19 The Widowmaker" and despite some negative comments from others we both enjoyed it although I think we were both looking for the joins between the "real" filming and the computer generated bits. *geek geek*

I've just discovered NaNoWriMo - a "competition" to write a 50,000 word novel in a month. I'm tempted to have a go, but I know that I wont have any time for writing during the week so the question is can I write 17,000 words a weekend for three weekends? It sounds a daunting prospect but I may try this weekend and see how far I get. Wish me luck!

And now ... *trumpet fanfare* ... the quotes of the day.

I love Douglas Adams, his wry sense of humour on the absurdity of life. The world is poorer for his death. As for the other three quotes, I think they speak for themselves so I'll just shut up and let you read them yourselves.

Peace, happiness and success to you all today

Ah, this is obviously some strange usage of the word 'safe' that I wasn't previously aware of.
Douglas Adams, Arthur Dent in "The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy"
Said just after escaping from the Earth seconds before it is destroyed and hitching a ride with one of the construction [destruction?] fleet.

If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read "President Can't Swim".
Lyndon B. Johnson

Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.
H. G. Wells (1866 - 1946)

Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.
Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889 - 1951)
Life 2 (based on icon from tamnonlinear)


Some of our old favorites have now been re-released. The
following songs are on a new album called "Baby Boomers Turn
Gray: Re-heated Oldies."

Paul Simon -- "Fifty Ways to Lose Your Liver"
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Life 2 (based on icon from tamnonlinear)


Scott and Peter had applied for jobs at a large company and
had to take an intelligence test. They each found the test
a breeze, except that they admitted to being momentarily
stumped by the final question: "Name a 14 letter word for
someone in charge of a plant."

"How did you answer that last one?" asked Scott. "I was a
bit puzzled at first, but then I thought of Superintendent."

"I think I got it right too," said Pete, "but I wrote down