Archive | July 2008

Swimming in July

Swimming in July

Originally uploaded by stack

We went swimming two days ago and it was actually quite pleasant. Unbelievable for this time of the year. There were more people swimming today and I would have gone in had we had the required attire.

I have always fancied becoming a ‘winter swimmer’ but have always found something to stop me. The water temp is currently hovering around 20 degrees celsius so I have no excuse, especially when we get to 24 degrees during the day…


Walking up mow with a meever

Dash has been walking around singing Silverchair’s ‘Straight Lines’ lately (and when I say ‘singing’ I mean moaning a bit and getting the words all wrong) so I downloaded it for him and then called him in to give him his ‘surprise’. He then pointed out to me that he doesn’t have any “rock” music on a CD. Which is true. He has plenty of Wiggles, some Rolf Harris, some Play School and some dodgy Yank CDs that were 2 bucks at Big W.

So we sat down at the Mac and I assembled a play list for him, of his choosing, and burnt it to a CD. It goes a little something like this:

1. Straight Lines – Silverchair
2. We Will Rock You – Queen
3. My Doorbell – The White Stripes
4. Chasing Pavements – Adele
5. You Can’t Always Get What You Want – Rolling Stones
6. 1234 – Feist
7. Road Rage – Catatonia
8. Pull Shapes – The Pipettes
9. I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’ – Scissor Sisters
10. That’s Not My Name – The Ting Tings
11. Just a Song About Ping Pong – Operator Please
12. Do Ya – Peaches

I scrawled ‘Dash’s rock’ on the CD and now every time we go out in the car he dutifully and rather hopefully brings it out and places it on the front seat for me to insert into the CD player.

It could have been a LOT worse.

Country lessons #486 – #489

Lesson #486
At a function advertised as a ‘cocktail party’ it is not always necessary to serve said beverages*.

Lesson #487
A motivational speaker is appropriate entertainment for a ‘cocktail party’.

Lesson #488
It is quite acceptable to include samosas and spring rolls on a ‘Mexican’ menu. Anything that has seen chilli will do.

Lesson #489
A dress code of ‘cocktail/mexican’ is just asking for trouble.

*Unless you count the doubtful looking sangria ladled from a punch bowl by bar staff.