Saturday, August 23, 2008

Thursday, August 14, 2008

a watermelon kinda day...

ok, maybe not in the southern hemisphere, but i can pretend... today i found out that watermelons:

come in black and sell for a lot in japan

should not be refrigerated for the greatest health benefits

and some recommend eating it with sake or a rose (though i quite like the saturated with vodka technique)

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

english genuis?

another fantastic way to waste time - facebook quizzes:

Your result for The Commonly Confused Words Test...

English Genius

You scored 86% Beginner, 93% Intermediate, 100% Advanced, and 87% Expert!

You did so extremely well, even I can't find a word to describe your excellence! You have the uncommon intelligence necessary to understand things that most people don't. You have an extensive vocabulary, and you're not afraid to use it properly! Way to go!

Thank you so much for taking my test. I hope you enjoyed it!

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Thursday, August 7, 2008

Monday, August 4, 2008

utmost impotence

i have been doing a lot of proofreading lately and it just reminded me of this poem..

The the impotence of proofreading
By Taylor Mali

Has this ever happened to you?
You work very horde on a paper for English clash
And then get a very glow raid (like a D or even a D=)
and all because you are the word's liverwurst spoiler.
Proofreading your peppers is a matter of the the utmost impotence.

This is a problem that affects manly, manly students.
I myself was such a bed spiller once upon a term
that my English teacher in my sophomoric year,
Mrs. Myth, said I would never get into a good colleague.
And that's all I wanted, just to get into a good colleague.
Not just anal community colleague,
because I wouldn't be happy at anal community colleague.
I needed a place that would offer me intellectual simulation,
I really need to be challenged, challenged dentally.
I know this makes me sound like a stereo,
but I really wanted to go to an ivory legal collegue.
So I needed to improvement
or gone would be my dream of going to Harvard, Jail, or Prison
(in Prison, New Jersey).

So I got myself a spell checker
and figured I was on Sleazy Street.

But there are several missed aches
that a spell chukker can't can't catch catch.
For instant, if you accidentally leave a word
your spell exchequer won't put it in you.
And God for billing purposes only
you should have serial problems with Tori Spelling
your spell Chekhov might replace a word
with one you had absolutely no detention of using.
Because what do you want it to douch?
It only does what you tell it to douche.
You're the one with your hand on the mouth going clit, clit, clit.
It just goes to show you how embargo
one careless clit of the mouth can be.

Which reminds me of this one time during my Junior Mint.
The teacher read my entire paper on A Sale of Two Titties
out loud to all of my assmates.
I'm not joking, I'm totally cereal.
It was the most humidifying experience of my life,
being laughed at pubically.

So do yourself a flavor and follow these two Pisces of advice:
One: There is no prostitute for careful editing.
And three: When it comes to proofreading,
the red penis your friend.

Friday, August 1, 2008

busy busy

kiwi care of wellington zoo trust

my week has been ridiculously busy ever since i got some captive institutions agree to lend me their kiwis! it's been a bit of a blur, but on tuesday i got my first kiwi dropped off by the vet from wellington zoo - puia. i am borrowing lots of equipment from my friend wayne's school so i gathered all of that up and after about 4 hours of setup my first kiwi was on the treadmill! he went pretty well and was due to go home the next day. but then heaps of storms moved in on wednesday so i decided to keep puia for one more day. which meant we got to run another set of trials on the treadmill and another run with the fluoroscope. thursday wasn't much better than wednesday - still lots of rain and the roads down to wellington were a mess with all the uprooted trees and slips. but, despite bad weather and bad drivers, puia made it safely home yesterday. bright and early this morning, i had my second kiwi. this one was from mt. bruce, but about as successful as the trial chicken that didn't know how to walk. we were a bit discouraged with a dud kiwi so early in the morning, but luckily we had a third bird arriving from wanganui. she was a big, hardy kiwi with a limb deformity, but she certainly walked well. couldn't quite get her running, though. then it was off to mt. bruce to drop the kiwi back. and it was raining - surprise, surprise!

and while i gained a new piece of hardware (500GB external hard drive - wahoo!), i also lost (a.k.a. dropped) another important piece of technology - my cell phone :(