Thursday, December 30, 2010

YOUR FACE! Facebook

Currently facebook is down, well neither of the computers we have are loading it - the entire internet seems to be ok EXCEPT FOR FACEBOOK.

I think I am getting an anxiety attack... because without facebook what would be do? How can we organise? Is it even possible? Planning for New Years Eve funtimes could be so easy, a click here, a copy and paste there and yet here I am desperately in need of a nap (and now a stiff drink) trying to load the thrice blasted page.

I am angry with facebook.
I am angry with the internet.
But more than anything I am angry at myself for being almost totally hamstrung without the darn thing.


Friday, December 24, 2010

T'was the Night before...

and yet here is the mouse.

ANFSCD: Festive Cheer

What do monkey's sing at Christmas?

Jungle Bells, jungle bells...


Sunday, December 19, 2010

ANFSCD: Something Sciency?

Since acing year 9 science to an awful teacher who obviously scared me away from science for life, I have little patience for interests of all those science-y and lovely people I know. However if you are one of these such types or know someone who is one of this very interesting breed then check out this book. I do not normally plug things to this degree, but having known Stephen for a few years and talked to him about just about EVERYTHING BUT science stuff, it just goes to show that you never know.

It is a handsome volume published by CSIRO (I do know who they are! They publish diet books too!) and is worth taking an interest in.

So have a click on the link and take a squiz and you never know the layers of protection against chemistry calculations and the way DNA is constructed and velocity measurements and you might learn something.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Re-designing the re-design!

Again, it has changed, this time it is under construction officially as you might notice that the background does not extend all the way down the page. But anyway, at least it is moving a long a little bit.

There will v. soon be more interesting things up here soon! Things like reviews, recipes, poems, alternate carols, Stephen Fry musings and all sorts of wonderful delights to get you into the rhythm of regular reading.

Thursday, December 2, 2010


And a reminder, that it is not always the best idea to rush back and try and recreate something...

sigh. the Way of the Blog.

The Way of the Blog

Well, as you may have noticed I do like a bit of the colour grey, however having had pale grey for a year, I decided that this blog needed to really change the way it looked, and so I have been playing a bit around with the design. I am hoping as a result that it is both easier to read and more pleasant to look at. :) It certainly feels a little fresher than it has in a while.

There is a little part of me (the part that hoards things and wishes for the time to scrapbook) that misses the old design already. It is as if I wanted to have a record of what has been before but sadly I did not think to even 'print screen' to get an image and it had vanished before I knew what I had lost.

This is the way of the blog.

NaNoWriMo - National Novel Writing Month

NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is how I chose to spend my time post-handing in assesment. Yes you did read that correctly, totally the best way to recover from writing long assesment tasks in a short period of time post-thesis is to write a novel.

Sorry. Start a novel.

Well the good news is that I completed the required

50,000 words !!

and submitted them 3 mins before midnight, the slightly frustrating news is if this baby is going to get finished it probably needs many, many more words than that.

Anyway, if you are interested, here is the link to the NaNoWriMo website:

As a reward for reaching the target word count we got given little badges with which to adorn our blogs, they are saved on my laptop rather than this computer but post them I shall. One feels entitled to gloat a little!

Nursery Rhyme for the times

I hear thunder
I hear thunder
Hark don't you
Hark don't you
Pitter patter raindrops
Pitter patter raindrops
I'm soaked through
So are you

Our driveway has flooded, as has the back/side garden. The thunder has started again, the low rumble of more rain and immediately into my head popped this little rhyme. I remember chanting it a lot when I was little but not for a while. It is good we have rain again!