Thursday, January 19, 2006

The Absent Classicist

The Absent Classicist

Yeah, there's a mouse in my kitchen.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Absent for too long

Exams are over, broadband is connected and life is remarkably different.

Well, what's really new?

New iPod came: had an iPod Mini first. The idea had been to keep all the CDs on the iBook, and move the ones I wanted to listen to to the Mini, but the iBook got full much more quickly than I'd expected, so I got a "full" iPod.

So. So far the time I've had available has been pretty golden: I've read 2 books, started a play by Aristophanes and read a sermon by Spurgeon. Have spent most of a day on the phone to my internet provider, Bulldog, to see why it's taken since early March until now to connect to their broadband. The connection is pretty good: the 5 yr old heir has enjoyed using it greatly too which has been fun.

OK. Friend comes to stay tmow. We will take children into London, hopefully go to National Theatre in the evenings too: Michael Gambon in Henry IV pts 1 and 2.

Tired now.

Hello again.

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Proverbs and inscriptions

Looking for a wee proverb to have inscribed on the back of my iPod I came across the following:
"Remember, information is not knowledge; knowledge is not wisdom; wisdom is not truth; truth is not beauty; beauty is not love; love is not music; music is the best." Frank Zappa

Unfortunately I'd have to buy a real juke box to fit all that on. Blessed be Zappa. You Yanks would approve of my original idea of putting something on in Latin, lovers of the superficial and pretentious that you so often are, but I think I'll just have to put my name, as the quote I ended up liking, "Without music, life would be an error" doesn't fit either.

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Behind? Behind.

Hey.

Seeing as several friends have emailed me saying that they've found out about my Blog I'll have to keep the really interesting stuff out. Right?

Line heard on "The Burkiss Way" (see http://www.britishcomedy.org.uk/comedy/burkiss.htm):
Interviewer: You appear to be sitting on your own?
Interviewee: No, it's just the way my legs are crossed.

Could anyone explain this to me?

Sat on a Staff/Student COMMITTEE today at which I had to implicitly criticise 2 members of staff who were present for not returning work that had been submitted. Will this affect my grades?

Valentine's Day on Monday. Wife has friend coming to stay for weekend-Monday so I am spared the law-vs.-grace-matrix of enforced "specialness". We shall special-up a later day in the week. I may write up what a difference this made.

OK. Having much to much to do I'm going to order my new laptop and then go and learn some Latin.

Anyone else behind? (Meant in the broadest way.) If not please give me your tips.


Saturday, January 15, 2005

One's first "post"

Having done 2 all-night essays this week I am now free to start this, the mother of all Blogs; or at least the mother of all MY Blogs.

So: watched "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown" last night, was surprised.

Am considering getting a wee Ibook, the 12" version but might go with the one a bit bigger, which is however a lot more expensive for this student. Any thoughts/comments?

I would like to thank my old friend Dr Adrian Warnock (AKA Dr Adrian Warnock) who has helped me establish this font of information and educashun.