Commentary: April 2003 Archives

Frog Gone

The other day I sprayed "Spray and Wipe" along the back corners of my kitchen benches where the cockroaches like to run along. So far I haven't seen any cockroaches wandering around the benchtops. This can only be a good thing. I guess it probably won't last very long, but it's certainly good while it lasts :)

Got a couple of cool photos tonight of James and George's froglets .. one is *almost* a frog!

I just realised it's Friday tomorrow!! Well ok it's actually Thursday, but it's Anzac Day on Friday, so it's a public holiday. I always find I can survive the day better if I know it's the last day of the week and I can sleep in the next day.

I just realised that I didn't actually scratch the glass, but just the tinting film that's been applied to it. OK I can relax a bit. It's still a pain, but I guess not quite as permanent a problem.

Bicycle magnet

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Nearly got hit by a bicyclist today. In a car that is. I was coming up on a t-intersection that I was planning to turn left at, so I wasn't paying much attention to the left side of the road - I was more worried about traffic coming from the right that I'd have to avoid. That's not to say that I wasn't watching at all, but within a metre or two of the intersection I turned my head to the right, which is when a bicyclist zoomed onto the road next to me from the footpath that he'd been riding on, and just about hit the side of the car. Sheesh!

The irony of it is, my one and only "accident" was at the very same intersection (the only damage done was a broken blinker light on my car). In that instance I was behind a car turning left. It moved into the intersection, so I started moving also, and turned my head to the right to look for oncoming traffic, only to realise too late that the car in front had stopped again. Crunch. Ouch. $30 to replace the blinker casing. I guess I got off lightly :)

ER

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I just saw a very cool episode of ER. It was called "Hindsight" and was filmed in reverse .. really! Well each scene was shown before the previous one, so it started at the end of the episode and worked it's way back over the 24 hours previous. I like it when tv shows vary their format, makes them a bit more interesting than if they just follow a standard formula.

Apparently there's a movie that's been done the same way that's supposed to be worth seeing.. Memento .. must see it some time.

Anyway I've missed the post, oops

War over?

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I was going to post this last night, but the day got away from me and I managed about 30 seconds with a computer, not really enough to blog.

I've avoided most of the news coverage of the war in Iraq, but did see repeated footage last night of the US soldiers and the Iraqi people pulling down the statue of Saddam Houssein. It's good to see that so many of the ordinary citizens of Baghdad are happy with the outcome, although I can't help thinking that the media is only showing half the story. Of course we'll probably never know for sure how representative it was.

At any rate, it looks like the war may be drawing to a close, which can only be a good thing.

Lacking inspiration tonight (well actually I had a few ideas that I might have talked about, but one in particular is one of those stories that might come back to bite me if anyone I knew read it), I tried blogideas.com. Their idea for the day is "How long do you think you will live?"

I'm actually hoping not to get old. I don't think I could cope with not being able to take care of myself or get myself around. Especially as my prospects of having family to take care of me are next to zero. When I was doing my honours year I was working such fun things as Ethidium Bromide, which is a lovely carcinogenic chemical that works by getting right into your DNA. It also glows under UV light, hence it's use in genetics work. I was convinced at the time I was going to die young of cancer.

I still think I'm just as likely to die of cancer, or more likely, heart disease - I eat far too many fatty foods!

The Green Mile

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Wow. I haven't finished watching The Green Mile yet unfortunately, but what I've seen of it has been pretty intense. Can't wait to see the end of it.

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