My pasta strainer…
got “temporarily reassigned.”
I made something with pasta tonight. I wanted my fancy-pantsed pasta strainer doodad to get the pasta out of the water. Couldn’t find it. Accused J of having nicked it; he denied it, although he did admit to remembering using it as some time.
Fast forward 3 hours. J is tidying up a bit (amazing). He picks up his camelback – his water bag for cycling. Ta-dah! Pasta strainer doodad is inside the camelback… preventing it from getting mouldy, apparently.
Lucky pasta strainer doodad.
My last cloach died today.
Obviously things are not quite as happy as the tank might like to be. Cloaches are so darned sensitive, what with having skin not scales. Fortunately my other aquatic darlings are a bit more hardy than those soft cloaches. (This is me trying to turn things to my advantage. See that?)
No other deaths though.
It’s been a very long time since we went to the UK, so finally… here are some pics, in public.
I am one. Which begs the question, why am I an English teacher?
Anyway, thought I’d share a few gems.
Favourite spelling mistake: gorn. As in, “He was gorn!”
Favourite grammar mistake: learn’t. As in “I have learn’t a lot this term.”
Least favourite mistake: w/sh/could of. I hate it, I hate it, I hate it. Lots.
1. Put your music player on shuffle.
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3. YOU MUST WRITE THAT SONG NAME DOWN NO MATTER HOW SILLY IT SOUNDS!!!
-IF SOMEONE SAYS “IS THIS OKAY” YOU SAY?
Born to be a Dancer (Kaiser Chiefs)
-WHAT WOULD BEST DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONALITY?
Brother Ray (Robert Plant and the Strange Sensation)
-WHAT DO YOU LIKE IN A GUY/GIRL?
Downside Up (eek!) (from Moonlight Recordings)
-HOW DO YOU FEEL TODAY?
Fig Jam (oh yeh) (ButterFinger)
-WHAT IS YOUR LIFE’S PURPOSE?
Love Foolosophy (Jamiroquai)
-WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO?
-WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS THINK OF YOU?
Hell (goodness I hope not) (Foo Fighters)
-WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR PARENTS?
Not to touch the Earth (Que?!) (The Doors)
-WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT VERY OFTEN?
Sometimes (John Butler Trio)
-WHAT IS 2+2?
Alone (from Chillout Sessions 9)
-WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR BESTIE?
Ocean (again – que?) (Led Zeppelin)
-WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
We Haven’t Turned around (Gomez)
-WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY?
Lucretia MacEvil (Blood, Sweat and Tears)
-WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?
Who Cares? (Gnarls Barkley)
-WHAT DO YOU THINK OF WHEN YOU SEE THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
Freedom Fries (Robert Plant and Strange Sensation. Again)
-WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK OF YOU?
165 Million Plus Interest (from Ocean’s 12 soundtrack)
-WHAT WILL YOU DANCE TO AT YOUR WEDDING?
Seven Days in Sunny June (Jamiroquai)
-WHAT WILL THEY PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL?
R-E-S-P-E-C-T (Aretha, baby)
-WHAT IS YOUR HOBBY/INTEREST?
Fade Together (Franz Ferdinand)
-WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST FEAR?
Ziggy Stardust (David Bowie)
-WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST SECRET?
She Caught the Katy (Blues Brothers)
-WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR FRIENDS?
Love Hides (in mysterious places) (The Doors)
-WHAT SONG WILL BE THE SUBJECT WHEN YOU REPOST?
This is hip (John Lee Hooker)
Hmm, doesn’t say much for the randomising technique of my music player, does it?