Airport Security

We flew down to Melbourne this weekend for a family function. On the way down I had to go through the metal detector three times. In the end I had to remove my shoes and belt to get through. On the way back, I had no trouble with the metal detector with the same shoes and belt. However the X-Ray technician wanted to check my deodorant aerosol in my carry on luggage. This passed without complaint on the way down.

Just Reward?

I went to the physio today. The practice is located at Olympic Park, Homebush. Upon entering the building I passed the Ian Thorpe Theatrette. Now Thorpe is one of greatest ever Olympic athletes and all he gets is a theatrette? What have you got to do to earn a full theatre?

Truth in Dreams?

Tinkerbell had a dream last night which she described to me.

Tinkerbell: There was a monster in a box and it got out and Naruto put it back in. And you were in the dream too!
Me: Really? Did I help you with the monster too?
Tinkerbell: No, you were on the computer and Mummy was out shopping.

They notice everything don't they :)

A Strange Washing Machine

I had to drop off a DVD player for repair today. The repair shop catered for all sorts of household appliances and even sold a few. One that caught my eye was a washing machine with a "Stanil Steam Drum". Should be concerned about it, you could take comfort in the fact it came with "a 24-Moth warranty".

When You're Invisible

Jamie picked Tinkerbell up from pre-school today. Unfortunately Tinkerbell was quite enjoying what she was doing and pretended to be very busy and ignored Jamie.

Jamie: Hello Tinkerbell.
Tinkerbell: I can't see you Mummy.
Jamie: Does that mean I'm not here?
Tinkerbell: Yes.

Mind Your Language

Jamie was driving with Tinkerbell today. When another driver cut in front and forced Jamie to brake heavily, the following conversation ensued.

Jamie: You *^(#$ idiot!
Tinkerbell: Mummy, you said a bad word. Don't call someone an idiot.

The Chaser Tribute To Doctor Who

Andrew Hansen (who is a fan apparently) from The Chaser has done a wicked send-up of Doctor Who fans (shown on the ABC last night). I thought it was hilarious. However I do feel that Jamie laughed just a little too hard.

Naturally there's a Wikipedia entry on Doctor Who spoofs.

I'm So Dizzy

Here's an excerpt from a phone conversation between Tinkerbell (at home) and me (at work) today. The home phone was in hands-free (loudspeaker) mode.

Tinkerbell: Are you dizzy?
Me: No, why?
Tinkerbell: Because I'm spinning the phone.
Me: Oh I see. That doesn't make me spin.
Tinkerbell: I could spin the house, then you would.

Programmer Types

Hacknot has a wonderful list of programmer types. Have a read and then see if you can recognise any in your workplace.

I've seen Arrogant Arthur, Essential Eric, Incompetent Ian, Quiet Quincy (although I'm not convinced this is a bad one) and X-Files Xavier.

Playschool Turns 40

The venerable institution that is Play School turns 40 today. I watched it and loved it as a kid. And now my kids do too. The SMH has some coverage.

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