Page 5 of 58 FirstFirst ... 345671555 ... LastLast
Results 61 to 75 of 860
  1. #61
    CC Grandmaster Basil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Subtropical Brisbane, Australia
    Posts
    11,237
    Shaved Andrew's head with clippers. Always fun. We lie him on his side. He giggles and wriggles. It's hard to tell whether he ducks his head into his shoulders because of his spasticity or because it tickles. Either way he loves it immensely. Followed up with shower clinging to dad like a koala to get rid of hair.

    Always a wonderful moment between us. There isn't much on the planet I can think of that would give me greater pleasure.
    There is no cure for leftism. Its infestation of the host mostly diminishes with age except in the most rabid of specimens.

  2. #62
    CC Grandmaster Adamski's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Penrith, NSW
    Posts
    8,693

    New Zealand Christmas Trees

    Quote Originally Posted by Gunner Duggan
    Planted 3 x Metrosideros 'Spring Fire', or if you prefer New Zealand Christmas Tree.

    I've called them Jono, Adamski and ... (suggestions welcome).
    Not sure if that is an honour, but how are the trees going, Gunner, and what did you call the third one? Christmas is not far away.
    God exists. Short and to the point.

    Secretary of, and regularly arbiter at, Rooty Hill RSL Chess Club. See www.rootyhillchessclub.org.

    Psephological insight. "Controversial will only lose you votes. Courageous will lose you the election." Sir Humphrey Appleby on Yes Minister.

    Favorite movie line: Girl friend Cathy to Jack Ryan in "Sum of all Fears". "What kind of emergency does an historian have?".

  3. #63
    CC Grandmaster Basil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Subtropical Brisbane, Australia
    Posts
    11,237
    Quote Originally Posted by Adamski
    Not sure if that is an honour, but how are the trees going, Gunner, and what did you call the third one? Christmas is not far away.
    I never got around to it. Perhaps 'Barry!' Seriously they're going great thank you. There was a close call early on when our mongrel staffy, 'Bruce' decided it was a cool place to lay and split one of the saplings, but we saved it. Mulched them today after some serious lawn mowing following what seems like weeks of heavy rain.
    There is no cure for leftism. Its infestation of the host mostly diminishes with age except in the most rabid of specimens.

  4. #64
    CC Grandmaster Adamski's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Penrith, NSW
    Posts
    8,693

    An Adamski Saturday

    Today I did the following;

    1. Finished chess homework (I have decided that if I am going to achieve my goal of getting my rating back over 1600 I need coaching).
    2. Logged on to chess chat briefly. (In and out intermittently through the day.)
    2. Watched part of DVD "Patience" by Gilbert & Sullivan, for which I am auditioning.
    3. Had singing lesson, focused on a song in Patience sung by the Duke.
    4. Velish for lunch (pumpkin flavoured Moroccan vegetable - yum).
    5. Went grocery shopping with my wife.
    6. Read a little of a chess book (incidentally by Wade who dies today).
    7. Listened to a bit of the cricket test but NZ not getting wickets.
    8. Went out with my wife to watch 2 DVDs interposed by pizza with friends. The videos were "Faith Like Potatoes" ( a Christian one from South Africa) and C S Lewis' Prince Caspian. Enjoyed both.
    9. More chess reading, email and CCF.
    10. Now to bed - late for me as it's after 2 am.
    One unusual feature of the day. I watched no tv programs today. A first for the last few weeks.
    God exists. Short and to the point.

    Secretary of, and regularly arbiter at, Rooty Hill RSL Chess Club. See www.rootyhillchessclub.org.

    Psephological insight. "Controversial will only lose you votes. Courageous will lose you the election." Sir Humphrey Appleby on Yes Minister.

    Favorite movie line: Girl friend Cathy to Jack Ryan in "Sum of all Fears". "What kind of emergency does an historian have?".

  5. #65
    CC Grandmaster Basil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Subtropical Brisbane, Australia
    Posts
    11,237
    Quote Originally Posted by Adamski
    Today I did the following;

    1. Finished chess homework (I have decided that if I am going to achieve my goal of getting my rating back over 1600 I need coaching).
    2. Logged on to chess chat briefly. (In and out intermittently through the day.)
    2. Watched part of DVD "Patience" by Gilbert & Sullivan, for which I am auditioning.
    3. Had singing lesson, focused on a song in Patience sung by the Duke.
    4. Velish for lunch (pumpkin flavoured Moroccan vegetable - yum).
    5. Went grocery shopping with my wife.
    6. Read a little of a chess book (incidentally by Wade who dies today).
    7. Listened to a bit of the cricket test but NZ not getting wickets.
    8. Went out with my wife to watch 2 DVDs interposed by pizza with friends. The videos were "Faith Like Potatoes" ( a Christian one from South Africa) and C S Lewis' Prince Caspian. Enjoyed both.
    9. More chess reading, email and CCF.
    10. Now to bed - late for me as it's after 2 am.
    One unusual feature of the day. I watched no tv programs today. A first for the last few weeks.
    Full marks. GL with audition.
    There is no cure for leftism. Its infestation of the host mostly diminishes with age except in the most rabid of specimens.

  6. #66
    Reader in Slood Dynamics Rincewind's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    The multiverse
    Posts
    21,570
    Quote Originally Posted by Adamski
    Most of the time now, though, I am listening to HMS Pinafore, as in less than 3 weeks a 7 show season opens of it in which I play the role of the boatswain (pronounced bosun).
    I've written a self-referential Major-Gen'ral parody
    By Debbie Pickett

    I've written a self-referential Major-Gen'ral parody,
    To certain other songs it bears a striking similarity;
    Before you go complaining that it sounds like ev'ry other one:
    It barely was original when Gilbert wrote for Sullivan.
    Though many other versions will indubitably share a note,
    It doesn't list the elements, unlike the one Tom Lehrer wrote;
    Indeed, this song is suited rather less to operetta than
    A segment shown on Denton or on Carson or on Letterman.

    (A segment shown on Denton or on Carson or on Letterman,
    A segment shown on Denton or on Carson or on Letterman,
    A segment shown on Denton or on Carson or on Letterletterman.)

    In fact it's element'ry since the solit'ry parameter
    Is, "write six rhyming couplets in a quick hexadecameter,"
    And though it's unpronounceable, it shows with some hilarity
    I've written a self-referential Major-Gen'ral parody.

    Throughout the current century have people written numerous
    Reworkings that attempt to be particularly humorous;
    Regardless, some remain containing ever such a sloppy sight
    As stealing lines verbatim 'cause the author's out of copyright.
    Observe the total time we spend dethroning the definitive,
    Consulting rhyming lexicons enormous and diminutive
    For messages satirical, empirical, political;
    Whatever you conclude this effort's purely hypocritical.

    (Whatever you conclude this effort's purely hypocritical,
    Whatever you conclude this effort's purely hypocritical,
    Whatever you conclude this effort's purely hypocriticritical.)

    In all of God's creation nothing's quite so overkillable
    As G&S's patter song in lines of sixteen syllables,
    And so in my conclusion I'll reiterate for clarity
    I've written a self-referential Major-Gen'ral parody.
    So einfach wie möglich, aber nicht einfacher - Albert Einstein

  7. #67
    CC Grandmaster Adamski's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Penrith, NSW
    Posts
    8,693

    Nice one, RW

    Enjoyed that. I have done Pirates of Penzance and our Major General impressed all by doing the last verse of his patter song backwards!!
    Last edited by Adamski; 23-01-2009 at 10:56 AM.
    God exists. Short and to the point.

    Secretary of, and regularly arbiter at, Rooty Hill RSL Chess Club. See www.rootyhillchessclub.org.

    Psephological insight. "Controversial will only lose you votes. Courageous will lose you the election." Sir Humphrey Appleby on Yes Minister.

    Favorite movie line: Girl friend Cathy to Jack Ryan in "Sum of all Fears". "What kind of emergency does an historian have?".

  8. #68
    CC Grandmaster ER's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Melbourne - Australia
    Posts
    11,724

    chance?

    Any chance for an improptue performance tomorrow or Sunday Jonathan?
    ACF 3118316
    FIDE 3201457

  9. #69
    CC International Master Miranda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    1,047
    Well, if we start from exactly midnight....

    1. Listened to ICC's coverage of Corus
    2. Won trivia on ICC - 3 months account extension
    3. Won trivia again on ICC - another 6 months extension
    4. Went to sleep at about 4:30am
    5. Woke up at 9:30am, and drove back to my country house
    6. At about 2pm, went outside and started clearing up some of the damage from the winds yesterday
    7. Almost fainted
    8. Slept from 2:30 - 6:30
    9. Went on CC.
    It's time for man to enter the Solar System - Dan Quayle

  10. #70
    CC FIDE Master Metro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    904
    Quote Originally Posted by Miranda
    Well, if we start from exactly midnight....


    5. Woke up at 9:30am, and drove back to my country house
    6. At about 2pm, went outside and started clearing up some of the damage from the winds yesterday
    7. Almost fainted
    8. Slept from 2:30 - 6:30
    9. Went on CC.
    You drove back to the country on the tractor

  11. #71
    CC International Master
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    1,687

    what did I do on Friday

    1) started day at 8.30

    2) 10.15 ordered taxicab

    3) 10.45 telephoned eye specialist that I would be late

    4)10.55 canceled taxi

    5) 10.56 taxi arrived

    6) 12.15 eye specialist confirmed that two yearly test had found nothing.

    7) 12.30 found a wee coffee shop and stayed there until my eyes cleared.

    8) 1.00 pm started walking home. Kept a watch for snakes while walking through the park as last time I walked there I saw a blue tongued lizard.

    9) 2.15 pm reached home made lunch.

    10) 2.15 - 6.00 pm alternated between chess and cricket on PC. I have a video card so can have channel nine and the chess in windows. (The joy of a 24" monitor.)

    11) 6pm tea.

    12) 7pm change library books.

    13) started rading Aussie thriller

    14) midnight -still reading Aussie thriller.

  12. #72
    CC Grandmaster
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Posts
    12,803
    In the morning - Jogging and Yoga.
    Afternoon onwards - Playing weak chess at MCC.
    Interested in Chess Lessons?
    Email webbaron!@gmail.com for more Info!

  13. #73
    CC Grandmaster ER's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Melbourne - Australia
    Posts
    11,724
    Sydney last night! I met Sabella, she is Norwegian, beautiful and nutz!
    Today around 3 am. I am in love!
    PS Z if you are reading this, I don't love you, I just adore you!
    ACF 3118316
    FIDE 3201457

  14. #74
    CC International Master Space_Dude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Where you live
    Posts
    1,409
    Just woke up with terrible neck pain... I cant get up from the bed!!
    IMABACK

  15. #75
    CC Grandmaster ER's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Melbourne - Australia
    Posts
    11,724

    Beethoven

    Tony hi
    I read somewhere, I don't remember wich post, that you liked Beethoven's First and I am really impressed by your taste!
    If you enjoyed that kind of music, I would also suggest

    Symphonies 3, 5 and 9
    Piano Concerto No 5
    Violin Concerto

    All by the great Master LVB

    Happy listening!
    ACF 3118316
    FIDE 3201457

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Was FG7's ban today justified?
    By Bereaved in forum Non-Chess
    Replies: 223
    Last Post: 21-10-2006, 03:12 PM
  2. Bridge Today
    By News Bot in forum Games Australia
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 24-02-2005, 04:14 PM
  3. Bridge Today now available
    By News Bot in forum Games Australia
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 24-02-2005, 04:14 PM
  4. Bridge Today now available
    By News Bot in forum Games Australia
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-09-2004, 03:01 PM
  5. Bridge Today
    By News Bot in forum Games Australia
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-09-2004, 10:01 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •