Saturday, August 05, 2006

It Feels Like I've Swallowed Viagra And It's Stuck In My Neck

I've got a stiff neck that extends about a third of the way down the lefthand side of my back. My neck was out of shape before heading to volleyball on Thursday night but I was almost crippled by the time I woke up on Friday morning. And I was unable to contact my chiropractor before starting work which meant the earliest I could get to see him was 11AM. This morning it is still very sore.

I hate driving with a sore neck as I find it worrysome to drive without doing proper shoulder checks. I'm not a driver that trusts his mirrors and prefer to trust my eyes instead. I don't understand how most drivers in Perth drive without doing shoulder checks - it is a scary experience.

Killer Cobras

I guess the return of the Killer Cobras, well we did win at volleyball, may be worth the stiff neck. Just as the game was about to start we only had three players with one due to show so we had to get two fill-ins. The fill-ins had already played two games for the night. The other side had a full complement but they didn't get close to us. As they weren't strong at returning I served almost as hard as I could. At one stage I had two serves that nobody had laid a finger on so the umpire organised their playing positions. Of course I tried too hard after that and served it into the net.

When I'm on song with my serve it is hard to stop. Three times though, on my serve, it was set to Michiyo, our captain of limited stature, to spike and she hit it into the net. Nothing upsets me as much as serving very well and having somebody on our team lose the point. The umpire even told me to take it easy on the opposition as we were leading two sets to nil. Easy on the opposition? I don't remember any team taking it easy against the Purple Cobras when we were in a losing position. I don't believe in giving a sucker a break. The win felt great.

Yu-Jin's Merit Award

Yu-Jin was awarded a merit award at school on Thursday. He informed us that most of the kids had already received one and so I thought that it was a bit of rubbish to motivate the kids and make them feel better about themselves. One of his classmates was awarded his merit award for science and Yu-Jin's was for actively participating in discussions in class, i.e. he's a chatterbox, and for his reading. Thinking about that he does deserve the reading recognition as he tries really hard to read books that are beyond his reading age. The books that he brings home from school for homework are far too easy. So I feel that the award wasn't necessarily bullshit. Not happy that they wrote his name as "Ju-Jin" though and words will be said to his teacher.

Patented Wafter

Have you ever walked past a fast food restaurant and noticed just how far the delicious smell of hot foods wafts? I wonder if a patent has been taken out on the machinery that makes it possible. That's what I suspect anyway. Food can't normally smell that good that far away by itself.

Pity On The Pedestrian

I had the perfect opportunity to remove a worthless pedestrian from the face of the earth yesterday. Luckily for him I was on the lookout for just such a person - you know the type that emerge from parked cars and wander across the road without even bothering to look. The type that deserve to be run over. I know that I could have done society a favour but I thought better of it. If I had been travelling like many drivers do he would certainly have been cleaned up.

We've Been Tagged

Bit of a surprise when we arrived at work on Thursday - the rear of our building had been graffitied. I believe that it rained on Wednesday night but a lot of buildings in our street were tagged. We were probably worst hit because our area was undercover and out of sight in a back lane so they had plenty of time to do their dirty work. Doesn't look too bad though. I quite like the artistic abilities of some of these graffiti artists, as long as it isn't my property. I'm sure that the boss doesn't have the same view though. What do you think?

We've been tagged at work.

We've been tagged at work 2.

3 comments:

Hammysmum said...

Something got lost in the translation. What the heck do they say?

Hammy said...

Probably just the signature of the dude inscribing them. No other meaning.

Mark said...

I tend to agree, the work of a good graffiti artist can be very impressive. There is just a time and place for it, and they don't seem to understand that.