Saturday, 10 September 2005

Phew!

Just got back, nearly four hours because of the weather - the M1 was flooding in places and there were lightening flashes and all sorts of good things. It's very steamy here in Kent so I guess we'll be having a drop of weather soon.



On the up-side: City grabbed a draw at Old Trafford to stay third in the Premiership! Heady times!



On the funny side: Another animation about ID Cards and tres jolly it is too!



On the Intelligent Design front: The Smithsonian are becoming embroiled!



I'm knackered now. I need a nice cup of tea and a rub down with the Radio Times. I think I'll go and veg in front of tne idiot box for a while.

31 careful considerations:

Bluefluff said...

Only 2.5 hours here, but we saw plenty of weather on the way down!
My punters kept sneaking onto the BBC News website... can't think why ;-)

Nogbad said...

At least you had technology!!!! I missed Rob because I was held up on the M1 going (accident near J7) and they started early (without me!). Met Rocky and Julie and Jacquie and Ed and a few other familiar names.

Bluefluff said...

It was most inconsiderate of them to start without you! Hope your vegging did the trick... I'm still trying to wind down - bloody adrenaline :-)

TRT said...

I hear parts of Kent are flooded.....

Echo Mouse said...

At this rate, I'm going to need a dictionary to understand your blog. LOL

That weather sounds scary. I hope everything is okay where you live. Does the UK ever get tornadoes? I honestly can't ever remember hearing of one. Anyway, stay say and on high, dry land.

TRT said...

It's unusual EM, but not unheard of.
We like the wet. Happiness is a wet Kent.

kat said...

We had a tornado not long ago in Lancashire. See this bbc report which says that according to studies by the Tornado and Storm Research Organisation (Torro), the UK has the most tornadoes for the size of the country in the world.

kat said...

PS ......... but they are not as big as American tornados. :-)

TRT said...

They always do it bigger over the pond....
BTW the UK is thought to be the ancient Island of the Dead.

kat said...

Do you want to explain that GW cos I am pretty sure I'm not dead.

TRT said...

Oh, just that weird things happen in the UK, like freakish storms etc. The Island of the Dead was where the major lay lines of the world crossed and met. Some storms have been shown to follow lay lines.....

Squid Vicious said...

I still can't make sense of your "Brit Speak". I guess we'll just have to invade your counrty, annex it, and Americanize it by putting Starbucks on every corner. We'll make sure to bring SPICES so the food will improve in flavour too. Vinegar is not a spice...
JK, we love you all, even if your "sports" end in a 0-0 tie.

TRT said...

You are too late Squid. There is already a starbucks on every corner and WE are the ones who invented curry.

Nogbad said...

Isn't it wonderful taking cooking advice from a country that gave the world McDonalds? :-))))

Last night I enjoyed baked cod with a sauce made with butter, lemon juice, capers, cucumber and anchovies. I had spinach and potatoes with that (and a bottle of Sancerre) - is that tasty enough Squid? :-)

TRT said...

No. You need gratuitous coleslaw with that, BBQ sauce and a cold watery beer. Oh! and potato mixed with cardboard reshaped and deep fried in a french style.

kat said...

How about Belgium chocolate ice cream for dessert?

TRT said...

It'd be better than a McFlurry....
Or a Mississippi mud pie for that matter.....

ScaryCheri said...

I look forward to a chance to say "Jolly it is too!"

Echo Mouse said...

OK I read up on the Smithsonian situation. That's the sort of thing that puts me off non-profits. They are often little better than big bad corporate business.

The ID card thing was news to me but I agree - what an awful idea. I had to use IE to view the animation but it was brilliant!! And hey, one of my relatives played a kazoo!! How cool is that??? I could use one of those pink tutus...

As for the rest, I now understand that while you may get the odd tornado they're not as damaging as those in North America (good news!). And you guys like rain so flooding isn't usually viewed as a problem (more good news!). I'm still trying to interpret the rest of the post but will keep at it. :)

Dirty Dan said...

i may have asked this before but whereabouts in kent r u from mate?

well done against manure.

Squid Vicious said...

FISH? Why would anyone want to eat anything that swims around in it's own shite? Other than the cod, capers, cucumber, and anchovies, and spinach it sounds tasty. I am allergic to most veggies and capers are the nastiest "food" item on the planet. To each their own.
BTW, McDonald's isn't my fault. I've seen "Super Size Me" and do not eat there. Us Yanks are always willing to have foreign foods. We have all different types of restaurants: Italian, Chinese, Greek, Thai, German, and Mexican. Somehow, we just don't have any British restaurants. I guess there's not much of a market for boiled fish and vinegar. WTF is "Toad in the hole" anyway?

Echo Mouse said...

Toad in the hole??? What's that? Where'd he write that??

When did the Squid appear??? lol

Squid Vicious said...

As I've said before, "Everything I learned about British culture, I learned from 'Are You Being Served'". Toad in the Hole was a dish that they often had in the canteen on that show...

TRT said...

No Indians Squid?

TRT said...

And toad in the hole is, in fact, simply sausages baked in batter (the same batter as used for Yorkshire Puddings).
WTF is a Chimmy-Chonga? It sounds like an affection name for male genitalia.

Squid Vicious said...

A Chimmichanga is a mexican dish. All mexican food consists of meat, beans, cheese, and a tortilla...

TRT said...

Hence all Mexicans are made from meat beans cheese and tortillas.
Do they still have slices of lime stuck in the necks of their beer bottles?

Squid Vicious said...

ALL Mexicans are made from meat, beans, cheese, and tortillas?
OR All mexican food is made...???

I do not understand why they stuff fruit in beer either. If I wanted a "fruit cocktail" I would've ordered one...

No wonder Mexico is a 3rd world country.

TRT said...

I meant, you are what you eat.
Today I am a cabbage.

Echo Mouse said...

Ha! My Mother loves that show "Are you being served". I was always partial to AbFab, and the one with Hyacinth. LOL

Just recently my little bro introduced to a new BBC show called Little Britain I think... hilarious!! The english always have the best comedies!

Wendy said...

Nog! Where art thou?