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6:18pm on Friday, 22nd January, 2010:
What Gets Blogged
Every day, I endeavour to write something for QBlog. That doesn't mean, however, that the things that make it to QBlog are particularly special. There are lots of things I might blog about; it's fairly random as to whether I do blog about them or not. Sometimes, what I write is weak when there was something else I could have written about that was stronger. Although some thoughts do have "blog me" stamped on their foreheads, most of the time I just write what I happen to think about when I crank up my QBlog software.
Here are four things that didn't make it to QBlog earlier in the week through no fault of their own but are doing so today:
- For lunch on Monday, my father-in-law was having soup. He poured it into his bowl, then groaned because he was supposed to have poured it into a pan first to cook it. He had to tip it out of his bowl into a pan. I laughed.
I was also having soup for lunch. I poured it into a pan, then groaned because I was having cup-a-soup and was supposed to put it in a bowl to pour hot water over it. I had to tip it out of the pan and into a bow. He laughed.
- The government is planning to make ID checks compulsory to crack down on alcohol abuse. Yet another accretion of legislation designed with the long-term aim of making us carry the wretched things the whole time...
- I was in the campus shop and there were a pair of students behind me chatting.
Her: I didn't find out until recently that carrot cake had carrot in it.
Her: It was years before I discovered cheesecake actually contained cheese.
Him: Why would you think it didn't contain cheese?
Her: Because not everything that has an ingredient in its name contains it.
Him: Such as?
Her: Er, er, um, ...
Me: Shepherd's pie.
- I saw this moon-and-stars poster decorating half a wall outside the university's Multi-Faith Chaplaincy:
As far as I'm aware, it's possible for scientists to be religious; that being the case, why didn't one of them point out that you don't get stars between the Earth and the Moon? And why is the night sky always purple in this kind of stars-in-the-wrong-place picture?
Just another week in QBlogland...
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