All entries for November 2006

November 09, 2006

Laughter

I saw an advert last night about a car. It said it fulfilled a human need to have fun. This got me wondering did cavemen laugh? and if so what at? Did they make each other laugh on purpose?
HP reckons they probably cried when they were sad but does that mean they would use laughter when they were happy? mmmmmmm…


November 08, 2006

Car sharing

I’m quite keen on looking after the environment, I recycle at home and work, have energy saving appliances etc. and in the back of my mind I’m always thinking of how to cut down on driving to work. I’ve already got a small econimical car and plan to get an even smaller car when my current one gives up the ghost. I’ve thought about cycling but I have to negogiate windy country lanes with school buses, tractors and big 4X4s taking up too much of the road and I’m not the most confident cyclist so that’s out the window.
My best plan to date is car sharing. I have signed up to a car sharing website, leaving my details etc. but no-one has ever got back to me and that must be well over 8 months ago now. So my next step is to accost the cars that I see driving the same way as me and ask them if they want to car share. There are however a couple of flaws in this plan. One, I never see the same car twice. Two, they all turn off just before the University (I would walk the remainder of the way). Three, they might think I’m a complete lunatic if I go bounding up to them in the car park, which is unlikely to make them want to share car journeys with me.
Maybe I should just practice cycling…


November 07, 2006

Nostalgia

A strange thing has just happened to me. I popped downstairs to fill my bottle of water and got chatting to someone about their daughter’s orthodontist appointment. Now, I used to be a Dental Hygientist so I offered her some advice on what was likely to happen, how well retainers needed looking after etc. then WHAM! a wave of nostalgia came over me and I really wanted to be back in a dental surgery with the lovely smell of hibisol and the radio playing in the background.
This really did take me by surprise because 6 years ago I couldn’t wait to get out of a job that I had been in for over 16 years and was physically demanding, mentally unstimulating and psychologically draining, hence a return to University and a career change.
Maybe it’s just a reminder that I need a check up…


November 06, 2006

Big Day!

Well today’s the big day! I’ve been working towards this day for the past 2 months, planning, designing, talking to people and generally running about and now it’s here and …well… not much has happened yet. There has been no flurry of excitement, no rush of people, no nothing really, maybe it will pick up later today or perhaps tomorrow – always the eternal optimist!
Weekend was lovely, spent Saturday putting the finishing touches to our kitchen and making pumpkin and chorizo soup for after the club’s bonfire party. Sunday was mellow and relaxing – I’ll just look forward to the next one!


November 03, 2006

Calm…

After my rant yesterday I thought I’d go for the simple option…it’s Friday and that will suffice…


November 02, 2006

Yoof of Today!

Another fantastic day, opened the bedroom curtains to see a beautiful blue sky, golden trees and a frost covered field – great! Only to be marred by the chip paper, cans of coke and fag packets left by the yoof from the night before!
I love where we live but the past couple of months a dozen or more 10-17 year olds have decided that hanging around outside the playing field as opposed to inside it is the coolest thing to do. Now I know you’re thinking nimby but in my defence I don’t actually mind them hanging about too much. The oldest one turns up in a car and the others bum fags off him and the girls flirt with him just to get to sit in the car when it’s raining. If the music gets loud you can ask them to turn it down without being sworn at, and last night when I thought they were going to put a firework in the bin I went and wagged my finger and gave them my sternest old lady voice and they were very contrite. Ok so what’s my problem then? THEY LEAVE LITTER EVERYWHERE and it really depresses me especially when there’s a bloody bin right next to where they’re congregating (the same bin they were keen to put fireworks in!) So most mornings armed with rubber gloves I go out and pick it all up. This has two positives, one it makes me feel better and two all the old people walking their dogs early in the morning and have walked past said litter coz they don’t live opposite it feel guilty and start picking it up too. I’m working on the basis if enough people (who get up earlier than me) feel guilty and start to pick the litter up as they go past, I’ll just be able to open my bedroom curtains and look out at the beautiful, litter free place that I live without feeling my blood pressure rise!
Now that I’ve made myself sound like a complete TOG I’ll sign off…hey ho it’s Friday tomorrow x


November 01, 2006

Jack Frost

First car windscreen scraping of the autumn, I wonder how many car scrapings there are until Christmas…


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