Saturday, 29 May 2010

For those interested...

Someone has forwarded this link to me today and it really made my day. It is all about Shaun's unit. And if you don't read anything else make sure you read the last two paragraphs :))))

Friday, 21 May 2010

Fun stuff

I know I owe you the race report from the race last week and I will hopefully do it this afternoon, but right now I wanted to share something I've read, which is pretty funny. Enjoy.

1. I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.

2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.

3. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.

4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.

5. How the h-- are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

6. Was learning cursive really necessary?

7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on #5. I'm pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

8. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.

9. I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least 'kind of tired'.

10. Bad decisions make good stories.

11. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.

12. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don't want to have to restart my collection...again.

13. I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page research paper to which I swear I did not make any changes.

14. "Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means I will never wash this - ever.

15. I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello? Ahhhhh!!), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voice mail. What did you do after I didn't answer? Drop the phone and run away?

16. I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.

17. I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.

18. I think the freezer deserves a light as well.

19. I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lite than Kay.

21. Sometimes, I'll watch a movie that I watched when I was younger and suddenly realize I had no idea what the heck was going on when I first saw it.

22. I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each hand than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.

23. The only time I look forward to a red light is when I'm trying to finish a text.

24. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.

25. How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear or understand a word they said?

26. I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars team up to prevent a jerk from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers and sisters!

27. Shirts get dirty. Underwear get dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.

28. Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.

29. Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, finding their cell phone, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey - but I'll bet everyone can find and push the snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time, every time!

30. My check engine light has been on for three months now and nothing's happened. I'm starting to think that my car is just an attention whore.

31. I don't understand the purpose of the line, "I don't need to drink to have fun." Great, no one does. But why start a fire with flint and sticks when they've invented the lighter?

32. Sometimes I pretend not to remember details about people because having a good memory apparently equates to creepiness.

33. My GPS says "Estimated Arrival Time." I see "Time to Beat."

34. Whenever someone says "I'm not book smart, but I'm street smart", all I hear is "I'm not smart enough to read and obey the warning sign. I will touch the electric fence to see what it does".

35. My keyboard needs a removable crumb tray like my toaster.

36. What would happen if I hired two private investigators to follow each other?

37. I wish it were appropriate to say to a complete stranger, "Excuse me, would you like me to show you how to discipline your child?"

38. I never understood why the Lions and Cowboys always get to play on Thanksgiving. Shouldn't the Patriots play the Redskins, and then steal their stadium afterwards?

39. Double-Stuffed Oreos should just be called Oreos, and regular Oreos should be called Diet Oreos.

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Politics and racing

Following our general elections on Thursday we in the UK woke up on Friday morning with the news of a Hung Parliament. This means that no political party managed to secure the overall majority although the Conservative party secured highest number of votes. After few days of talks and negotiations we finally have a new government formed by a coalition between the Conservatives and Liberal-Democrats. We also have a new Prime Minister, David Cameron. I hope that this means a brighter and better future but we all know that the new Government has a lot of work to do.

And for those interested in some British politics the following video will be interesting

Slightly different news now - it is race week for me. On Sunday I am racing The Marshman, a half-ironman distance triathlon some 20 miles from my house. I am very excited to race so close to home on the roads I know and with some familiar faces. The benefit of racing so close to home is that you don't have to travel and it gives me a lot of time to plan and prepare for a race. Travelling just leaves me panicking about whether I've packed everything or similar worries.

So I've put my bike in for service and it should be ready this evening. Once that is done I will be ready to race. But there is just one small issue. And that is weather. We've been having some pretty cold spell here recently. I woke up this morning to find that the temps in London were sub-zero degrees Celsius (around 35F). Apparently last night in the UK was the coldest May night in the last 15 years. So I am naturally worried about the race and how cold I would get. I have got a neoprene swim cap and now I just need to decide on all those layers to wear on the bike. I HATE being cold. But there is not much I can do so I will just have to figure it out and get on with it. But I am very excited to race. Woo hoo!