Archive for September, 2005

Cat! has arrived

Saturday, September 10th, 2005

…and is called Tigger. You can see the photo on the main Jedimoose page. So far he likes: cheese, disorder sitting on my laptop when I’m trying to use it, side effects biros, case cardboard and trying to climb under the cooker. He is skittering around the room at high speed and has very happily purred on our laps for hours.

This is what he has just typed for you all to read:

mmmew[]vfcccccccccccccccccccccccccc |~

Yes, seriously. I’m not making it up!

What do you think the translation is?

Get your pirate name!

Saturday, September 10th, 2005

My pirate name is:

Captain Ethel Kidd

Even though there’s no legal rank on a pirate ship, cialis 40mg everyone recognizes you’re the one in charge. Even though you’re not always the traditional swaggering gallant, your steadiness and planning make you a fine, reliable pirate. Arr!
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Pretty pictures

Wednesday, September 7th, 2005

My blog picture is from my current favourite free photos site, page stockxchange
Apparently this is the view from Torvald’s house. Isn’t it cool!

Twelfth Night | Act I

SCENE II. The sea-coast.

[Enter VIOLA, CAPTAIN, and Sailors.]

What country, friends, is this?

This is Illyria, lady.

And what should I do in Illyri

Welcome to the world of mystery, marvels, music and possibilities.
Oh, a few drinks and some laughs too.

Which superhero are you?

Tuesday, September 6th, 2005

I’m Mr Fantastic!

Jane Austen Jitters

Monday, September 5th, 2005

I was slightly astounded when my 4th years, ampoule including all the boys, medicine suggested a trip to see the new ‘Pride and Prejudice’ film, page until one of the boys muttered something about Kate Winslet. I think he meant Keira Knightley and thus the basis of the film’s attraction becomes clear! Still, I never expected to hear the words, “Why aren’t we doing ‘Pride and Prejudice’?” out of a boy’s mouth before, rather plaintively too.


Sunday, September 4th, 2005

We have adopted a little tabby fella who is four months old, this but we’re struggling to find a name. Any suggestions? We want something quirky but not trite, literary but not too flowery, and sweet but not sickly.

Pizza Punctuation

Saturday, September 3rd, 2005

I have been inspired by our friends Gordie and Homer to educate the world on advanced punctuation using the glorious pizza as my ilustration. You see the pizza base. You spread it with your tomato concoction. You add the cheese. But to stop there would make your meal dull and monotonous. You want to break up the taste with a scattering of other ingredients, page and this is what punctuation is for.

So I am now going to attempt to explain the various forms of punctuation through pizza toppings. Firstly, pauses in descending order of length!
Full stop. Large black olive
Colon: Two black olives
Semi colon; black olive and tiny curved piece of onion
Comma, tiny curved piece of onion

Extra pauses to have fun with in a Bridget Jones type of fashion:
Dashes – anchovies. Not everyone knows what to do with them.
Brackets (red pepper slices)
Elipsis … sweetcorn which always lasts longer than you think

If anyone makes the punctuation pizza I’d be very interested to know! Isn’t it interesting that it’s mostly vegetarian?

I hereby dedicate this pizza to Kerry and Kim.

And don’t get me started on apostrophes. It’s really not worth it.

Distinctly Non-Tropical and Very Smelly Island

Saturday, September 3rd, 2005

So last year, purchase on my first day at my new school my class room flooded from both sides and the corridor too. So my second year class had to decant to the assembly hall – the lesson I had decided to start Treasure Island with them. Their fictional responses had a startling air of reality…

And my classroom really smelled for the next week. Like Long John Silver’s bandana I imagine.