Fun Stuff: February 2005 Archives

I blame Jake

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For wasting half my weekend.

Starting with Image Puzzle. Worked my way through the image puzzles (hint: playing with pallettes in photoshop was a big help), then through the code puzzles, onto maths puzzles (decimal points are represented by , not .) and finally the general knowledge ones (I cheated on a couple in Google).

Moving onto Flash Test. I scored 8, which means I got 12/16 right, which is certainly above average.

Now I'm going back to reading Prey, which I'm finding fascinating.. very Jurassic Park-ish feel to it.

Life in Reverse

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Stolen shamlessly from SMH, although I'm quite sure they weren't the first to use it..

There is meta-whingeing and there is micro-whingeing, and it seems to me that most of the frustration reported to Heckler falls into the latter category. I would like to complain about the low standard of whingeing and move to the new level where we can complain about the essential nature of life itself.

The key problem with the human condition is that it ends badly - we die. If you're not a believer, there's not that much to look forward to.

What can we do about it? It's obvious, really. Simply reverse the cycle of life and die first. That gets a somewhat risky and uncertain experience out of the way and, as any good Buddhist will tell you, an awareness of the reality of death contributes to objectivity and inner harmony.

A key religious issue is overcome. We can't be sent to hell because we haven't had time to do anything wrong yet. The only downside is that we may have to wear the cost of the funeral.

Now we are old. We live in a retirement village where our every need is supplied. During this time our health improves, as does our temperament. Soon we are kicked out of the retirement village because we are too young; we spend time on a golf course; we are given a gold watch and sent to work where we can actually use it.

Those of us of a certain age know that a prosthesis is never quite as good as the real thing. With the reverse lifecycle model, as the years pass we get the opportunity to thoughtfully dispose of various prosthetic items we no longer need such as dentures, hearing aids and spectacles.

We work for 40 years; growing younger and younger each year and forced to accept less and less responsibility until eventually we become far too immature for gainful employment.

In relationships, we start with a messy divorce but things gradually improve. We soon find ourselves enjoying a large house, three cars, a compliant companion and even, briefly, some passion.

During this time, irritating, expensive teenage offspring become cheaper, better behaved, eventually cute and finally not at all.

Education begins with a degree and a huge debt that progressively reduces, terminating at the end of three years of fun. We party and drink lots of alcohol - an ideal preparation for sexual experimentation. How much better our first sex would be if only we had been more experienced.

Life goes on, and just when it seemed it couldn't get any better than this, we enter our school years, where we spend more and more time playing and less time learning until it's all play and we get to sing silly songs.

Our parents start to dote on us. They lavish more and more attention on us until it is eventually time for us to return to the womb.

Where does it all end? Well after nine blissful months floating, there's a fair chance we could finish our lives in one gigantic orgasm. And at last life makes some kind of sense.

Fitty

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From Dave. These answers are probably a bit different now than when I first read this on Dave's site this morning.. heh


  1. What time did you get up this morning? The first time just after 5am with that time of the month pain. Took two panadeine and went back to sleep, then got up again at 8:30.
  2. Diamonds or pearls? Diamonds
  3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Indoor cinema: The Incredibles. Outdoor data projector: Somersault
  4. What is your favourite TV show? Airwolf or MacGyver
  5. What did you have for breakfast? Cereal and milk
  6. What is your middle name? The (Kazza the Blank One)
  7. What is your favorite cuisine? meat .. ! no really, anything with meat and/or cheese is good
  8. What foods do you dislike? The exception being blue-vein cheese which I had once, in 1987, and will never eat again. I'm also not fussed about raw onions, pumpkin, or brussel sprouts.
  9. What is your favourite crisp/chip flavour? Cheeeeese
  10. What is your favourite CD at the moment? Probably Peter Pan soundtrack
  11. What kind of vehicle do you drive? Ford Laser
  12. Favourite sandwich? Six-inch pizza on italian herb and cheese, with lettuce, tomato, capsicum and pickles, with parmesan cheese, oregano and south-west sauce.
  13. What characteristics do you despise? Rudeness, selfishness
  14. Favourite item of clothing? I have some quite comfy sox. And a nice winter jacket I picked up dirt-cheap at Go-Lo, and it rocks because it's totally practical, but if anything happened to it it'd be cheap to replace (assuming I could find one like it).
  15. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go? Europe
  16. What colour is your bathroom? Blue
  17. What colour pants are you wearing? Blue jeans
  18. Where would you retire to? Dunno. Haven't thought that far into the future
  19. Favourite time of the day? Sunset
  20. What was your most memorable birthday? My 16th and 30th were memorable in bad ways. Both were pretty traumatic.
  21. Where were you born? Sutherland Hospital in Sydney
  22. What's the last thing you ate? Dinner at Andrew and Sami's. mmmm steak :):)
  23. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Red. Darned things always ran out first
  24. Favorite flower? Carnation, or sunflowers
  25. What fabric detergent do you use? Um. Cold Power usually.
  26. Coke or Pepsi? Coke if I *had* to choose one
  27. Do you wish on stars? Nope
  28. What is your shoe size? Depends what brand. Averages around a 6 in Australian sizes
  29. Do you have any pets? Three angel fish, three glass catfish, one betta, seven neon tetras, three cory cats, two big kribs and lotsa baby kribs
  30. Last person you talked to on the phone? Me little brother. He was going to be late for lunch.
  31. What did you want to be when you were little? An artist, a flight attendant, pilot, in that order.
  32. What are you meant to be doing now? Nothing much. Thinking about getting ready for bed.
  33. What do you first notice about someone? Hair maybe.
  34. Siblings? Little brother
  35. What was your favourite toy as a child? I had a pink pom-pom called Cutie that went to America and all around Australia with me in primary school. Still have it at my parents' place, even took a photo of it today.
  36. Summer or winter? Summer
  37. Hugs or Kisses? Either
  38. Chocolate or vanilla? Probably vanilla (for ice cream anyway)
  39. Who is most likely to respond? Richard maybe.
  40. Who is least likely to respond? Dave, he's already done it :) (and Neil just posted his as well, about to go read it)
  41. Living arrangements? Apartment/unit/flat
  42. When was the last time you cried? Thursday. Went from being in a good mood to a bad one within the space of about a minute because *he* wouldn't even bother to turn around to talk to me and was rather short with me. He did later apologise though.
  43. What is under your bed? Dust
  44. How many countries have you visited? Four. Australia, New Zealand, USA (x3), Canada
  45. In how many cities have you lived? Just the one
  46. Favourite movie of all time? Labyrinth or Peter Pan
  47. Mountains or beach? Mountains
  48. The current friend you have known the longest? Probably Luc
  49. Full names of your potential kids? Not planning on having any
  50. Usual bedtime? I aim for 10:30, but it's often well after 11.

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