Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Must Be Getting Old

Squash starts on Friday night at Curtin Uni. It employs a system whereby you play somebody for seven minutes and try to win as many points as possible. If you win you move up a level. Lose and you go down. After seven minutes I reckon I will be well and truly knackered. And if I win the first match I go on to play someone better?

Like I said, I must be getting old. Tendonitis has been playing up in the knee for the last couple of days. I've been riding my bike pretty much every morning and taking the odd walk as well. Did a quick jog a couple of nights ago and the knee gave me some pain and locked up for a bit.


Kids grow up fast, don't they? I am organising sleepovers for my son and he's only four. I don't remember when my first sleepover with a friend was - probably not until high school I should imagine. His friend Jesse came over and I let them watch a movie before getting them to compete to see who could eat their tea the quickest. After having their showers I sent them to Yu-Jin's room at 8:30 saying they could play and talk until they liked. Well, the movie Black Hawk Down started then.

For the next hour it was, "Can we have a drink?" "Can we have a tissue?" "Can we have another drink?" They were bothering me just as the Black Hawk was shot down. I can't believe that I missed the critical point in the movie and so I don't know if it was a missile or a gun that brought it down. Anybody able to help me? Terrible timing on the kid's behalf. They were good kids otherwise. And they were up at 6:30 the next morning.

Something the soldiers kept calling when a missile was incoming was "RPG!" I guess that they aren't referring to "Role Playing Game" and would like to know what the term stands for also.


Hammysmum said...

Getting old,eh? Wait till you get like me. It will drive you crazy, not being able to come and go as you please! Are Yu-Jin's monsters drawn onto the wall, or stuck on? Now you know what we had to put up with when we were trying to watch something!!

jane said...

Rocket Propelled Grenade