I used to drive my son to school very early in the morn ing because the school was about 50km from our village. I would play the cd a little loud so that I would not fall asleep. My son had a problem with the songs because I always listened to Robbie William's songs and my son wanted to listen to the radio since he could listen to other singers especially rappers. He did not always get what he wanted. One day while I was driving and listening to RW's song, "Listen to the Radio," my son looked at me and said, "Mak (mother),even Robbie Williams wants us to listen to the radio!" I had to laugh because my son rarely makes a joke. We had an agreement. I can listen to my cd if he fell asleep in the car (It was a long ride,going to and coming back from school.)|
Reply #341. Oct 17 12, 9:57 AM
At the end of college I took many interviews in the hopes of landing successful employment as an engineer. The problem was, that my degree was in a type of engineering that was typically associated with Research and Development, and as it was right at the year 2000, no one was hiring R &D. One of the interviews I took, I went all the way out to San Fransisco, and flew Delta. The cool part about the trip, is that on the way home, I got to fly on their Spirit of Delta, a HUGE 767 with maybe 100 seats in the whole plane. The plane is truly designed to impress, with leather seating throughout the plane, lots and lots of space and leg room, and never more than two chairs next to each other. It more resembles a very posh theater with laz-e-boy recliners. The flight was practically empty, it being a 10 AM flight on a Wednesday, and the four stewardesses were pretty bored with only 30 or so passengers, most of whom took advantage of the very comfy chairs and took a nap. As far as I could tell, the only difference between first class and the rest of the plane was that first class seats could move in 6 directions, instead of the two (recline and extend foot rest) that the rest of the plane had. |
I was young and just out of college and got to flirt with the pretty stewardesses, and we even played a board game. I was surprised that they had Monopoly on a plane, but there it was, and we played a 2 hour game in the first class section. It was quite the trip, and if all planes were anywhere close to this, people would LOVE to fly. Alas that is not the case, and having flown now over 100 times I can say this with certainty that this was the nicest flight I will likely ever take. Ironically, the flight out was a completely full 737 flight on a typical plane, they just needed to send the Spirit across country, so they changed our plane to this one.
Reply #342. Oct 17 12, 10:13 AM
A little story to share - a work colleague gave birth to a daughter this morning via caesarian section. Her husband sent photographs through to the school office and it gave me such a lift to see the new born (literally 2 hours old)especially after teaching Year 10s!|
Reply #343. Oct 17 12, 11:55 AM
So very thankful to have a new heating and Air conditioner installed recently and even though the weather has been very changeable lately in Arkansas it has yet to come on.|
It was tested and it does work when it would need to.
Possibility of needing it to come on tonight as severe weather predictions are out for our area.
Thanking the Lord for his protective care of me and mine.
Reply #344. Oct 17 12, 2:31 PM
Ever since I was young, I've been interested in aircraft, something I inherited from my dad. Last year I was fortunate enough to be able to visit New York for a week and top of my list of things I wanted to see while I was there was the aircraft carrier - USS Intrepid - which is moored on the west side of Manhattan. I also had a day trip to Washington DC to meet up with some of my Funtrivia team mates for a meal. After we'd eaten, we walked to the Air and Space Museum for a 'flying' visit. Both places were of great interest to me as I got to see many aircraft that I didn't think I ever would.|
I haven't been able to go so far afield this year but I've taken day trips to London to see the aircraft museum at RAF Hendon and to The Imperial War museum. My most recent journey was to Cambrigeshire where I went to see the aircraft museum at Duxford. Where to next I wonder?
Reply #345. Oct 18 12, 2:58 AM
Re my previous post about my wonderful tomato crop I have now made some delicious green tomato chutney with all the unripe tomatoes I had left. Guess what everyone is getting for Christmas this year!|
Reply #346. Oct 18 12, 5:04 AM
So here I am reviewing 150 resumes for a small office for a Temple in Staten Island that needs an office manager/secretary.I have no experience in hiring people, since I was a policeman in a former life and more recently a car salesman. Nevertheless, as President, I am required to review and interview candidates for this position. Oh, to have a hiring fairy on my shoulder.......|
Reply #347. Oct 18 12, 5:23 AM
Wishing good luck to em1958 in your quest for a job (post 333 above)|
Reply #348. Oct 18 12, 6:04 AM
How New Yorkers deal with rowdy fans.|
It was Old Timers' Day at Shea Stadium 1982. One fan just wouldn't stop heckling the Mets' right fielder. By the 6th inning the fan behind him had had enough. He whipped out his lighter and set fire to the heckler's hat. The heckler didn't say another word for the rest of the game. And the nearby fans were so grateful that no one would tell the ushers who started the fire.
Reply #349. Oct 18 12, 6:44 AM
Our tortoise duly arrived and is settling in very well - he adores my daughter and comes "running" :-D well, trundling as soon as he hears her voice when she gets home from school. She takes him straight "out to play" in the garden as soon as she comes in, since our fences aren't tortoise proofed yet, we can't let him out unsupervised, so he waits for her.|
Reply #350. Oct 18 12, 7:03 AM
Whoosh! After months in a warm, dark pool, Tembo found himself in a very strange environment. He was lying on something hard and dusty. He could hear rumbles and trumpeting sounds. He sensed something bright shining on him. He found himself gently nudged to his feet. Unsteadily, he staggered with the rest of the herd to the shade of a nearby baobab tree. He could smell the acidic fruits. Instinct led him to suckle his mother; it tasted good, although his hosepipe of a nose seemed more a hindrance than a help. Now he was ready for the next adventure.
Reply #351. Oct 18 12, 8:25 AM
I listen to Talksport radio all the time not being a lover of music and getting enough bad news from the papers etc.|
This afternoon they were asking for listeners to text or e-mail about their favourite retro video games which reminded me that I used to spend many hours playing my favourite game which was Missile Command, do you remember that red screen with the "Game over" flashing at you,I was rather good at it, blowing my own trumpet, and often played the same game for hours on end clocking the game so that it went back to the beginning having awarded all the points for saved cities, saved missiles, smart bombs and spaceships. I don't actually remember the longest time for a single game but 9 to 10 hours was the norm.
Reply #352. Oct 18 12, 11:55 AM
Less than ten weeks to Christmas. Scary!|
Reply #353. Oct 18 12, 1:40 PM
It was my three-legged dog's birthday yesterday so I bought her a pair and a half of socks. She was extremely pleased with this and immediately started to rip them to pieces. She's looking forward to Christmas when she hopes to get three turkey legs.|
Reply #354. Oct 18 12, 2:19 PM
I just found out I am going to be a grandmother!Sam(daughter-in-law)and I want a girl.|
Reply #355. Oct 18 12, 2:31 PM
So today, for the first time in my 31 years of car ownership, I changed the oil in my car myself. I am proud that I did it (without too much mess) but it wasn't worth the $20 I saved by not using Jiffy Lube. |
Reply #356. Oct 19 12, 12:18 AM
The first time I took my daughter, Evie to the cinema she was four years old. She had been excited all morning and at lunchtime we set off, Evie, her older brother and me.|
Because I object to the high prices charged for confectionery at the cinema, we stopped at a cornershop to buy sweets for the kids. In the shop, Evie asked me "is this the cinema, dad".
Little things like that just make you love'em even more.
Reply #357. Oct 19 12, 1:27 AM
My latest game is playing with the gas pedal of my hybrid Camry. The goal is to see how little gas I use driving the 5 miles from home to work (or back.) This means the lightest foot possible on the accelerator and letting the battery do most of the work. The challenge is being on streets that are not too busy for those times that the car goes very slowly and not being in a. hurry. My mpg has increased tenth by tenth from 25.6 to 27.9. With gas nearing $5 per gallon this game pays.|
Reply #358. Oct 19 12, 2:32 AM
It took 11 attempts but three Aussies got our three keys badge. It was a testament to Australian Values, Persistence patience and a fierce desire not to let your mates down|
Reply #359. Oct 19 12, 4:37 AM
My grandaughter turned four today. |
Reply #360. Oct 19 12, 4:39 AM
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