Sunday, May 14, 2006

A weekend of losing

I pasionately follow only a few sporting teams. There is North Melbourne (I shall always call them that) in the AFL and West Ham United in English soccer. This weekend has not been a good one for either of them.
I stayed up till after 3am to watch the F.A. Cup final and see the Irons lose a game they should have won. And to lose to Liverpool. Surely they have won enough trophies and don't need another. If that's not all, my car decided to break down on the way home from watching the game. Driving a car that splutters and coughs and can only manage a top speed of 20 km/h up Punt Rd does not win admiration from other drivers. Yet some drivers are so stupid. I pull aside to let them pass yet some decide to follow me as I pull over, and then abuse me for doing so. You can't win.
Then I had to sit through an insipid performance from a so called football side that is supposed to have pride. I don't know which dictionary they use, but thier definition of pride doesn't match any I've seen. What a crap day at the footy.

Friday, May 05, 2006

A couple of things

1) I'm reading a Christopher Brookmyre book at the moment and the following quote struck a chord with me:

"You see, the greatest skill of intelligence is to sit quite and let everyone else talk."

I think I'll have to use that in my classroom.

2) Check out this Japanese magician. His name is Cyril and he does some fantastic tricks. I discovered this on (via The Amazing Randi). Heaps of good stuff on this site. Maybe you have been there before and I'm just a bit behind the times.

3) There is no 3).

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Quiz time

After reading e's blog, I went searching for a quiz that would suit me.
I found "Am I Angry?".

My result was:
You get bent out of shape pretty easily, but it's usually justified ....... especially when you consider how bad most people suck.

I could agree with that.