Just in case anyone actually reads this still (been a while since I’ve posted anything!), everything here has been moved to my current Blog at http://blog.dave-wood.org!
This blog is now officially dead!
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17. But on counting them have realised that I don’t know what half of them unlock!
6:50… but it’s a CD alarm clock and I usually end up listening to the whole CD before I get out of bed!
Morrisons, Sainsburys, Lidl, Aldis depending on my mood and current bank balance!
Flight Plan (Jodie Foster). Rented it without knowing what it was about.. but great film!
A Ferrari, and maybe a little runabout for the missus.
All the time!
Does alcohol count?
Queen, “News of the World”
That would be telling….
Wouldn’t like to say.. my wife might read this…
Don’t think so…..
(checks phone) It was a wrong number!
Gotta be a decent roller coaster!
I’m sure they do….. but that’s ok because I talk about them behind their backs!
Yes. And still do!
Big enough to fit all the shops in.
One, a brother, currently living in the US.
Depends how much I’ve had to drink…
Life’s too short to have regrets…
Hmmm…. been a while. That’s not good….
Star Wars (A New Hope). Highlander.
Loads from my teenage years… whole drawer full that I never wear but can’t bring myself to throw away.
Coming back from Finland after spending New Year there….
4, although one of them spends most of its life in the bedroom.
Don’t have time for fun. Ooops… I mean don’t have time to read!
French, German, Italian, Russian to varying degrees (none fluent!)
No, but I do load the dishwasher.
Sort of a dark pink sort of colour.
Plans, but the plans usually turn into wishes.
Trying, but not usually succeeding!
Depends on what I want to get out of the first date? :) No, seriously, depends on how enlightened the female in question is.
No. What kind of a question is that?
The classic… popcorn. But sweet not salted.
Mr. Hoare… great teacher but daft as a bat. He could do John Cleese funny walks perfectly.. and often did.
Warm and overcast.
Would consider it.. at least you’d have something to read if the sex got boring.
Do it so often it’s just another form of transport. Also depends on the airline.
No, I’m far too shallow for that.
Couple of weeks ago (on my office floor after the Sports Fed Ball!)
Guiness or a good bottle of red wine.
I doubt it!
Hmmm… I should know this…. errrr….. but then I did forget her birthday last week! :(
More than I usually get!
Yes, but often it’s nothing special.
This morning… going into the car park I accidently put the car in reverse instead of first and nearly went into the car behind (it’s a new car… and although it beeps when you put it in reverse I had my music on too loud to hear!)
All the time!
Why would I want to do that?!
Thirty something…. (I’ve reached that age when you have to calculate your age whenever you’re asked!)
Only other peoples!
Yes. But don’t believe any intelligent life has decided to visit this insignificant lump of rock.
Where? I guess that’s a “no” then….
The neighbours. They insist on getting up at some god-awful time in the morning and sitting in the garden talking.
I don’t believe she exists.
A jaffa cake! :)
Depends on what I’m doing with them!
I don’t think I ever had… although as a small child I used to set traps for witches… never caught one though.
From the looks of mine and my brothers they stuck pins into the New Testament….
“Some days you’re the pigeon, some days you’re the statue” (courtesy of Dilbert)
Only if pushed out of a plane (in which case sky diving is better than the alternative)
Bill Murray in “Groundhog Day”!
Loads. Sold some too… amazing what junk some people will pay good money for!
I’m worried that it coud be mine? :p
I prefer receiving them…..
Lol. Maybe 20 years ago!
Flattered, but worried that they may turn into a psycopathic stalker if I say no.
Jon Bon Jovi is the most common, also Christopher Lambert and for some reason “the evil guy from Ghostbusters”.... could be worse I guess! I’d hate to be compared to someone like Peter Beardsley….
Princess Leia (gold bikini).. see comment on being shallow previously.
No, because I do it all the time.
Well something seems to work….
Depends on whether that’s a question or a proposition…..
My parents thought I was going to be a girl and already had ‘Elizabeth’ ready… another clue to their bible pin cushion hobby….
The reason for my rather oblique blog before is that I had the misfortune to drive through Nuneaton the other day en route to somewhere much more interesting. Well, drive "through" is not really what happened…..
The A444 goes through Nuneaton… you follow the signs A444 Nuneaton… then you reach this place and the signs turn into A444 through traffic.
You drive past a pleasant looking fountain that looks like a big dandelion:
and follow the signs A444 through traffic….
After a few more roundabouts (all the time following signs for A444 through traffic) you come across a familiar looking fountain:
That's odd… two identical fountains.
Then you pass another Tescos.. that's odd.. two big Tescos next to each other…
Then you pass another fountain:
Arrghhhhhhh! They should call the place bloody Hotel California.
I eventually escaped (well, the first time I realised after 5 minutes that I was actually heading back towards Coventry), but it was more through luck than judgement.
I came back home later that day by another route.
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No, not the kids program, or recent film, but today I had the misfortune to be driving through Swindon and came across this:
Took me by surprise, I can tell you! Apparently it's been around for 32 years and has seen over 14 serious accidents… and 80 "lesser accidents" whatever that means. There's whole websites dedicated to it… a bit of warning before you're on top of the bloody thing would have been nice though.
The funniest thing (!) was that as well as trying to work out what I was supposed to be doing I also had to dodge two cyclists who were just riding diagonally across the whole thing and ignoring any bit of white paint on the road that they could.
You Are Barney
You could have been an intellectual leader…
All things considered, not a total suprise, but engineering? ENGINEERING? Surely some mistake…...
| You scored as Mathematics. You should be a Math major! Like Pythagoras, you are analytical, rational, and when are always ready to tackle the problem head-on!|
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Thanks for the card guys (and gals)!
Now that we're nearly rid of the students for Christmas (Yay!) there's some time to do one of these annoying test things again….
| English Genius |
You scored 92% Beginner, 92% Intermediate, 93% Advanced, and 100% Expert!
| You did so extremely well, even I |
can't find a word to describe your excellence! You have the uncommon
intelligence necessary to understand things that most people don't. You
have an extensive vocabulary, and you're not afraid to use it properly!
Way to go!
|My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:|
|Link: The Commonly Confused Words Test written by shortredhead78 on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test|
As someone else has pointed out, no idea what the final table means!
Less than a one in three chance of going to hell can't be THAT bad?
Your Deadly Sins
Chance You'll Go to Hell: 29%
You will die in prison, in a puddle of your own blood.
Anything under 30 has to be good! :)
You Are 28 Years Old
13–19: You are a teenager at heart. You question authority and are still trying to find your place in this world.
20–29: You are a twentysomething at heart. You feel excited about what's to come… love, work, and new experiences.
30–39: You are a thirtysomething at heart. You've had a taste of success and true love, but you want more!
40+: You are a mature adult. You've been through most of the ups and downs of life already. Now you get to sit back and relax.
Can't remember where these came from, but there was a whole list of 'Only in such and such a country' and I saved these as the highlights.
Only in Australia:
Only in America:
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That pension I'm paying into is looking like a waste of time…... or I should buy a dog?
You Will Die at Age 58
Want to live longer? Try losing a few bad habits.
…..but thought this would cheer up some of you exam stressed peeps:
OK.. getting bored with marking assessments (you students think doing exams is bad!) so thought I'd do one of these "slightly more interesting than watching paint dry" things…....
Last film I saw at the cinema
'Turetski Gambit'.. in a cinema in Russia… unfortunately all in Russian, but if you get a chance to see the English version (Turkish Gambit) it's a good action film with some nice special effects. Don't know if it would be subtitled or dubbed.
Last film I watched on DVD/on computer/TV etc
'Friday 13th Part Zillion' they had two of the later ones back to back on late night TV… was supposedly marking but at that stage I was flagging a little. Only watched them cos there was nothing else on really… aren't they supposed to be scary?
Films I'm looking forward to seeing
Seem to be repeating others but the last Star Wars would have to be the only one really… nothing else vaguely exciting otherwise, although there is that new one with Nicole Kidman in.. no idea what it's about but who cares! :)
Total number of films I own
No idea… more than I have time to watch.. and certainly a lot of shelf space. As well as new ones have been replacing all my favourite videos with DVDs… same thing happened when CDs came out, all the vinyls got replaced at great expense for no real reason!
Five films that mean something to me
1. 'Star Wars Episode IV' the first 'real' film I saw at the cinema, when it first came out (up until then it had been Bambi, Snow White and Oliver Twist). It's still got it after all these years….
2. 'Psycho', the original Hitchcock version of course not that awful remake (why do people keep remaking classics?). This was the film that set the standard for horror and still makes me jump. Whoda thought that a homocidal transvestite could be so scary?
3. 'Highlander', the first one of course. Just such a cool film made even cooler by the Queen soundtrack.
4. 'Cry Freedom'. Film about Steve Bico and South African apartheid.. very emotional and moving film. The only film I've seen at the cinema that where I've wanted to stand up and shout at the screen. If you haven't seen it then you should….
5. 'Dead Calm'. Nicole Kidman… nuff said.
Other mentionable films: Toy Story, Italian Job (the original version!), Event Horizon (most disturbing film EVER), A Fish Called Wanda, Pulp Fiction.
Passing the baton...
Can't be bothered! :)