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July 25, 2005

Trundlez

Trundle (n)
a. Something that trundles or is trundled.
b. A low truck or carriage on small wheels. (Obs.)
c. A suitcase on small wheels
Also coll. trundler, pl. trundlez; trundlerz

Trundle (v)
a. Trans. To cause to roll along upon a surface, as a ball, hoop, or other globular or circular object; to roll, bowl. Also fig.
b. Intr. To move along on a surface by revolving; to roll. Also fig.

Trundler (n)
One who or that which trundles

Trundlez 3 – The Game

Each Trundle you adopt in Trundlez 3 will have its own distinct personality and look – a dark stain on one side, a broken handle or maybe a ripped zip – so no two of your Trundlez will be alike!

Of course, the descriptions below are breed generalizations. Like real trundles, each individual Trundle will delight you with its own unexpected behaviours and quirks!

Super Deluxe Trundle
The Super Deluxe Trundle is the alpha trundle, that which all other Trundlez aspire to become one day. As such, the Super Deluxe tends to be vain and a little prissy. This breed of Trundle hates any activity that might mess up its glorious shiny silver shell, and should not be used for outings to Tesco. Super Deluxe Trundlez are finicky and independent. They rarely hang out with other Trundlez, but love to show off at airports demonstrating elegant poses and trundling techniques.

Wokka Trundle
The Wokka Trundle is ubiquitous to the West Midlands, regularly sighted in habitats such as the campus university. The Wokka Trundle is at its most comfortable amongst other Wokka Trundlez, and will go to great lengths to preserve its sense of collective identity. Trundlez of this breed are not as delicate as they look, but rather have ample space inside and sensibly-sized pocketz, which should suffice for all manner of kitchen utensils and exotic foodstuffs. Favourite activities of this breed include duck chasing and trundling off to Tesco en masse.

Family Trundle
A tough but loveable breed, the Family Trundle is adept at taking care of itself and getting along with other Trundlez. Family Trundlez start off small, but grow up to be large, lovable Trundlez which are steady, reliable and just a little dull. Trundlez of this breed just can’t help being a bit clumsy because of their size and will often veer off into the gutter if loaded incorrectly or carelessly. It is important to keep a close eye on Family Trundlez, as they have a tendency to breed like rabbitz given half a chance.

Multiway Trundle
Although comparatively rare, the Multiway Trundle is fun-loving, playful and energetic, a real free spirit. The boundless energy of this breed can lead to rolling up walls and leaping over kerbs, but rarely results in serious injuries. Multiway Trundlez like a challenge and love to show off, and enjoy trundling along pot-holed, uneven or undulating surfaces. Nevertheless, you will need lots of Trundle Toyz (right) and Treatz to teach these Trundlez tricks!


July 14, 2005

Lemmings

The dogz, the pigz, the su doku, the running and I suppose the dissertation (since that's what I'm supposed to be doing with my 'spare' time), all have competition from some funny little green-haired chappies, who have been hurling themselves off cliffs, hacking through mountain ranges, digging tunnels, scaling walls, building bridges and going splat on a computer somewhere near me.

Bless them.

I want to be a lemming. Seems like such a thought-free, blissful existence. I think I'd rather like to be one of the wall-climbing ones; failing that a parachutist. I wouldn't want to be a blocker cos that's just crap and you don't get to squeal 'yippeeeee!' at the end.


July 06, 2005

Su Doku

Writing about web page http://www.timesonline.co.uk/section/0,,18209,00.html

This is what happens when I don't want to work (when I'm not designing imaginary and most likely inaccurate aquariums).

Have found this amazing puzzle in the Times T2 supplement called Su Doku. It consists of 9 3×3 sqaures that are placed together to form a larger 9×9 grid.

The idea is very simple – you just have to fill the grid so that every column, row and 3×3 box contains the digits 1 to 9 (there are some digits already in there to get you started).

I was doing the puzzles rated easy and mild last night until 4am and have just completed my first difficult one. And now – horror of horrors – I have found the online site so I can waste even more valuable dissertation-writing time sticking numbers into grids.

It's horribly addictive and I am a really sad person with too much time on my hands (except I don't).

ARRRRRGH! No really, ARRRRRRRRRRRRGH!


July 05, 2005

At the aquarium


November 16, 2004

Is blogging the new procrastination?

When I first started uni all those many many (5??) years ago, I thought email was the pinnacle of technological advancement and spent many a happy hour whiling away those unhappy hours of undergraduate essay-writing with the heady rush that a quick push of the send/receive button can yield (not to mention the subsequent gloom that ensued when I realised that yet another minute devoid of incoming communication from the outside world had just passed) .

Then I somehow managed to design a silly website all about toasted sandwiches; admittedly it isn't the most sophisticated website in the world but I was quite proud of myself at the time. Then I discovered MSN messenger, which I'm sure is responsible for every essay crisis I have experienced. Why is talking to random people once encountered on a bus between Bosnia and Budapest infinitely preferable to developing a carefully honed argument debating the ways in which Baudelaire’s enterprise in the prose poems differs from that of the verse poems, and why is it so difficult to motivate oneself to hit the 'sign out' button (or at the very least set one's status to 'busy')?

Now I've advanced up the evolutionary techno-scale yet again and I've found out there's this thing called a blog which I fear could be my new techno-time-waster. So if I'm going to spend valuable dissertation-writing time on this blog, what am I going to use it for, if indeed I use it at all? The danger is that it could all end up deteriorating into a self-obsessed vodka-fuelled rant. These are my thoughts so far on some of the more productive ways to which I could put it to use:

  • Self-reflective stuff for the Warwick skills certificate module I am taking this term (is this what is meant by the PDP section thingy?)

  • To-do lists to self to ensure that I actually do do something besides drink too much coffee/alcohol and panic about how little work I am doing for my MA.

  • Photos if I ever get round to installing the software on my computer for my digital camera

  • Reflections on dissertation and notes for essays

  • Self-obsessed vodka-fuelled rants (I may spare the world this category by making these private!)

At the very least I'm enjoying reading some of the other blog entries out there, and who knows? I may contribute something interesting of my own one day. Don't hold your breath though…


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