Friday, March 28, 2008

Man shoots wife dead installing satellite TV -

The moral of the story is: Always keep your cordless drill charged & do not be tempted to make a hole with a firearm.

Aside from that, words fail me.

Man shoots wife dead installing satellite TV -

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The very best exchange of the evening... #2

What is it about weddings that bring out the best (or worst) in people? We attended a fantastic wedding a few years ago in Whitianga, where I heard the funniest thing by means of an introduction to someone...

SunnyO: The very best exchange of the evening...

But this Easter weekend we attended a very different wedding celebration. It was outdoors in a lovely garden (around 5 hectares as best I can figure) that's been groomed for a special day.

I won't go into details because google will betray me, but it was what we happily referred to as a "bogun wedding". That was a reference to many of the guests, friends of the groom. And the fact that there were two baths filled with ice & beer & possibly 6 bottles of wine in all. I drank beer.

But onto the best exchange of the afternoon - Mrs Llew & I were chatting to a woman we know, who was there on her own & who was also bemoaning that she'd overdressed for the occasion - she was wearing a very nice cocktail dress & was standing next to a woman in her very best jeans & boots, just across from a guy in his very best denim shorts (I'm sure the others he had were far more ripped) and gumboots.

But that's by the by - we were standing there taking in the very pleasant ambience, when the groom approached with a man who resembled Brisco County Jr.

Groom: Tash, this is my mate Dave. He's single.

Tash went silent, but Mrs Llew reports she took her arm & dug her fingernails into it. Dave stood behind the groom grinning like a congenial moron. I really wanted to 1. Burst out laughing and 2. Suggest maybe they'd like some time alone together.

Tash: (Embarrassed) Hi Dave.

Groom: Well y'know, I just thought people could get happy, have a few drinks, have a good time... actually Tash, you probably wouldn't get on with Dave, he's an alcoholic.

Mrs Llew: My goodness, this gets better the more we get to know Dave.

Groom: No. It's true, all my mates are alcoholics.

Me: I think it's catching, I'm going to find another beer.

Tash tagged along looking for wine & avoiding Dave. She slipped away not too long after. Without Dave, we checked :)

Thursday, March 20, 2008

TradeMe Message Boards

Woohoo! What a discovery! I must promise never EVER to return, it may prove addictive.

Already I have learned that Scott Watson is innocent (it's that ketch - it DOES exist apparently, it's just that no-one looked for it. Except the people wqho did look for it & couldn't find it. But anyway...), that evolution is a crazy notion, and that some people are idiots, and have bred more idiots. Although the 2nd comment is just priceless.

TradeMe - New Zealand Online Auctions and Classifieds

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Stupid is.... etc

I'm not an experienced Trademe user... I've sold a wardrobe & a dog kennel & that's that. However, chance saw me spot something yesterday - old fashioned hand water pumps for sale - and I bid on a couple of those, hoping to score one of them anyway. And thus inspired I set off to replace the old trampoline that rusted away a few years ago.

And stupidly, I didn't reead the entry closely enough & it seems I have bid $50 on a round trampoline safety net. Not the trampoline itself.

Should I win, I guess I'll be in the market for a 10 foot diametre, round trampoline...

Pictures - Taken Just At The Right Time

Pictures - Taken Just At The Right Time | Bling! It Blog

hat tip to the Welliongtonista crew who sent this & other things through to cheer me up.

A dog is truly a man's best friend. If you don't believe it, just try this experiment.

Lock your dog and your wife in the boot of the car for an hour. When you open the boot, which one is really happy to see you?

Monday, March 17, 2008

SunnyO scoops London Times

SunnyO: Someone should write a book about it.

By nearly 2 years!

Another old photo

Rememeber this guy? My grandfather.

SunnyO: More Tall tales & True from the Legendary Past

Family sources have sent me a new photo of him, with his sisters (possibly one is his aunt).

It may be my imagination, but he resembles my nephew.

Young Lyndon

This may be Edwardian, the house they're outside was, I think, where I used to visit my great grandfather Pop - pretty much right across the street from where my grandparents later lived & my dad & his brothers grew up.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Vi - short for Very Strange

Actually, it's short for Visual Editor. Yes, Vi. Which may suggest the person who named it was an ediot.

But by golly, vi is the strangest & least user friendly text editor I have ever encountered. It's one for anyone who has been frustrated by Microsoft Word... it is Mars, to Word's Earth.

Pray you never have to use it.

UNIX: vi Editor

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Much as I deplore Macca stories

Lord McCartney of the Mull of Kintyre makes a good point about the theme song to the new Bond film - WTF rhymes with "solace"?

Beatle seeks Winehouse for Bond film -

Chuck Norris was at my place last night

How timely, I was only yesterday remarking to someone sitting across the dinner table from me:

"Why does your rowing t-shirt say "Chuck Norris beat Rob AND Mahe, and he was paddling with tea spoons while riding a sunken log.... oh. I see. It's a joke!"

The reply was inevitable.

"Do you know who Chuck Norris is?"

Chuck Norris the only WMD in Iraq, say US troops -

Friday, March 07, 2008

The 'O' song

Don't ask me why, but this song goes through my head now & then. I probably haven't actually heard it for more than 30 years though. There are more lyrics than I remember. And different too :)

YouTube - Sesame Street - The 'O' song

Wednesday, March 05, 2008