Monday, January 24, 2005

Sticky Mundy

Mutterings continued.

A cooler day today, albeit a little uncomfortable. 16c tonight which is bearable. I'm watching the sillhouette of a bug walk up the curtains in front of me.

Milo Tartkitty has a touch of the mads and is hiding in the clothes horse - he's lying in ambush for Gus who's just staring at him.

Another parcel of goodies was awaiting me on the doorstep when I got home. The Yorkshire tea stuff I'd ordered from Betty's has arrived and I'm enjoying a cup of their Tea Room Blend. The box had been opened, and passed, by AQIS.

The Evil Leece (TM) has been hard at work on a throw pillow (aka cushions) section of her Cafe Press shop. I love the frog!! And the black and white and white and black zebras are divine (that's designer-talk).

Now that the State Election has been called for Feb. 26, we are in for 5 weeks of increased junk mail in the letterbox. The first arrived today - a brochure from the Aus. Democrats.

From The Daily Telegraph:

"MEN frequently despair at women's map-reading skills - or rather their lack of them. Now scientists believe they have pinpointed the reason for this conflict between the sexes. Researchers say it is all down to differences in the reliance of the sexes on either grey matter or white matter in their brains to solve problems." Women can read maps; we just read them differently, is all.

"HE might be little remembered as a sportsman, but 19th century Scottish golfer Jack McCullogh is causing a stir with a novel that appears to eerily predict the modern era, a report said. A previously unknown 1892 novel by McCullogh, which tells the tale of a man who sleeps until 2000, depicts such things as digital watches, bullet trains, televisions and women's equality, the Times newspaper said.

"Being a golfer, McCullogh also paid attention to what he knew, calling the book Golf in the Year 2000, or What We Are Coming To, and predicted the advent of both golf carts and golf professionals.

"Among his predictions - many of them golf-related - were driverless golf carts, professional players and a golf competition between Britain and the United States, much like the Ryder Cup which began in 1927.

<>"Other ideas were the digital watch, high-speed bullet trains, working women who dressed like men and a large glass screen that plays images, much like a television." The manuscript is being auctioned this month - sounds fascinating.

I've just done a spellcheck on the foregoing and Blogger suggested "dirtiest" for Tartkitty. Odd.

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