we are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars

Tuesday, 18 December 2007

Mes Images

So there.

Monday, 17 December 2007

I am finding pictures, on the internet. There is no, no something, to words a go a get....

Sorry, just ignore my little song there :P

Picture playground

[Click the picture to read the comments and see my beautiful samples] A gif would actually be acceptable provided it was good quality and background wasn't this ... ridiculous grey colour! :P A black background could work, but personally I liked the white. We could then have the middle part white + header image + down each side a pattern. If you don't know what i'm talking about comment and I'll muck with settings and take screenshots :P

Saturday, 24 November 2007

Which picture? This picture! Oh, I say!

Sunrise, as seen by Apollo.

Tuesday, 13 November 2007

Anagram of Doom

The much anticipated anagram of doom:

Dark bob lethac.

Clue; it's normally found in a classroom.

I've pretty much given it away!

Esoteric Facts Quiz - REVENGE II

1. What is the difference between 'petra' and 'petrus'?
2. Which family does the thrush belong to?
3. What does 'mollify' mean?
4. Who said this? "Dogs look up to you, cats look down on you, pigs see you as an equal."
5. What were Cathrine of Arragon's parent's names?
6. On the eve of what holy day was Marie Antoinette born?
7. What is another name for 'domain' (in biology), apart from superkingdom or empire?
8. Name the notes in a C# minor chord. (This one's easy - you can work it out).
9. Who was Napoleon's wife?
10.What have I got in my pocket?
(You will either know, or you won't).

French Quiz - REVENGE

1. Translate to French: "We ate oranges."
2. "She never does anything."
3. "He is tall with yellow hair, and he has a sister who is called Jane."
4. "Let's dance!"
5. Translate to English: la vache
6. la casse
7. oublier
8. connaître
9. savoir
10. "elles sont venues" (ignore if you don't know about this form of passé composé).

Monday, 12 November 2007

And about this skin...

We want a new one. SO.
We need to pick a picture that we want. We can make it similar to this skin though, so I don't have to rewrite the coding and so on. It'll be the same size.. Oh. Bell. *to be continued*
... as the picture at the moment, so sometime when I have more time I'll get this picture and see what size it is and if there's a background image and so on. More a holiday project than exam-time project I think.


How is your maths going, Jess?

Wow.. Aha! I shall write YOU a quiz!!!! Kiii-YA!

And here was me thinking that no-one ever went on this blog.
Write another quiz! hehe.
I'll write a quiz. On carbon chemistry :O
1. What is ethanol used for?
2. What is a hydrocarbon?
3. What is the difference between an alkane and an alkene?
4. When carbon dioxide is dissolved in water (eg. in coke), what is the product? (Ie. what does it make?)
5. What does combust mean?
6. When something combusts in air, what is it actually reacting with?
7. Is diamond a conductor? Why/why not?
8. Is graphite a conductor? Why/why not?
9. What is an allotrope?
10. How are the gases NO and NO2 formed, and what are their effects on the environment/humans?

Friday, 9 November 2007

Thiomagarita Namibiensis - ick.

Thiomargarita namibiensis are a coccus proteobacterium that are visible to the naked eye. Ooh, that's interesting! There's another type that are as well, but I can't remember their name. : (

You know what coccus means? You don't, eh? It's one of the many morphologies of bacteria. It's the spherical one.


That would make a good quiz question:
Are all bacteria micro-organisms?
NO! Hahahahahahaha! Completely insane! Deranged.

Electrons are submicroscopic (haha to those who believe [foolishly] that electrons can be seen through and electron microscope)! Hahahahehehehahahaha!

What's that?
Oh, it's just a thiomargarita nambiensis.

Wednesday, 7 November 2007

In Memory of Time not yet Lost

I don't really have time for this. I don't have time for it at all. But, nonetheless, I will cast away hours and comment on the patterns made by the sun on the water, as all those precious moments sink to their watery grave. And maybe even go for a swim, if it's warm enough.

I'm not sure if that made sense or not. Not to worry.

See, there. Five minutes, gone.

Wednesday, 11 July 2007


Hey guys! I haven't been on the blog for soooo long!!! I'm sorry! ): I will try to keep up with blog happenings and post more blogs in the future. Meow!!

Strange and Mysterious Poems...

Seen From Above

On a dirt road lies a dead beetle.
Three little pairs of legs carefully folded on his belly.
Instead of death's chaos - neatness and order.
The horror of this sight is mitigated,
the range strictly local, from witchgrass to spearmint.
Sadness is not contagious.
The sky is blue.

For our peace of mind, their death seemingly shallower,
animals do not pass awa, but simply die,
losing - we wish to believe - less awareness of the world,
leaving - it seems to us - a stage less tragic.
Their humble little souls do not haunt our dreams,
they keep their distance,
know their place.

So here lies the dead beetle on the road,
glistens unlamented when the sun hits.
A glance at him is as good as a thought:
he looks as though nothing important had befallen him.
What's important is valid supposedly for us.
For just our life, for just our death,
a death that enjoys an extorted primacy.
Wislawa Szymborska

The Sun

Look: the sun has spread its wings
over the earth to dispel the darkness.

Like a great tree, with its roots in heaven,
and its branches reaching down to the earth.
Judah Al-Harizi


Pale blossoms, each balanced on a single jointed stem,
And leaves curled back in elaborate Corinthian scrolls;
And the air cool, as if drifting down from wet hemlocks,
Or rising out of ferns not far from water,
A crisp hyacinthine coolness,
Like that clear autumnal weather of eternity,
The windless perpetual morning above a September cloud.
Theodore Roethke

Thursday, 5 July 2007

Quadruply Questioning Quiz

While completing this quiz, please do not cheat by looking the answers up on the internet or in books.

1. Would an epiphenomenalist be likely to say 'The mind is stronger than the body'?

2. When was Chopin born?

3. What was Antoine Barnave's full name?

4. Who was the last 'King of France'?

Bonus tiebreaker;

5. Where was Robespierre born?

Sunday, 24 June 2007

Mma Ramotswe meets Dirk Gently

"Good day. I am Mma Ramotswe."
She extends her hand. Dirk shakes it heartily.
"Good evening, Mma Ramotswe. I am on the case of Mrs Jenkin's lost cat."
Mma Ramotswe glances at her watch.
"It's only eleven o'clock. Hardly evening, Mr..."
"Gently. And yes, Mma Ramotswe, your watch would tell you that it is eleven o'clock. Yet I believe that in Moscow it is exactly seven in the evening."
Mma Ramotswe eyes him suspiciously.
"And what brings you to Botswana, Mr Gently?"
"As I have said, Mrs Jenkin's lost cat."
"Ah, so Mrs Jenkin lives close by? The name sounds English, and is not familiar to me."
"It is indeed, my observant friend, but Mrs Jenkin does not live locally, or in Moscow. she is still in England."
"Why are you here, then?"
"Mma Ramotswe, I gather from the manner of your questioning that you are not familiar with the fundamental interconnectedness of all things."
"Indeed I am not,Mr Gently. Please explain."
"It really is quite simple. When one traces back all aspects of reality to their roots one will find that they are all interconnected."
"Ah. so i suppose that you looking in my letterbox will somehow affect the clocks in Moscow you so devoutly follow?"
"Indeed, madam. You catch on rather quickly."
"How, may I ask, does this happen?"
"I have acquainted you the the matter of Mrs Jenkin's lost cat?"
"Well, I am in the very process of looking for this mysterious feline in all of the places that it is not. Hence, when I looked in this letterbox, it became, if only a fraction, more likely that it is nearby or, indeed, inside, one of the clocks in question. This fact has reduced the amount of energy that each electron in the said clock can borrow from the uncertainty principle, and, in the process, has completely distorted the fabric of reality."
"Do you mean to say that you are prepared to look in every place that the cat is not, until it is forced to appear in front of you?"
I am afraid that my clients do not give my level of dedication the respect it deserves. They often do not realise the necessity of a visit to the Louvre when their cat is lost somewhere in suburban London. But such is life, madam, and, as detectives, is it not our duty to plough on despite the ignorance of the public?"
"My method of detecting, Mr Gently, relies upon the awareness of the public, rather than its ignorance."
"And how do you find cats, madam?"
"I ask the neighbours if they have seen it."

Friday, 1 June 2007

Caloo! Calay! The Cataclysmic Hair-tie is Here!

Yay! Long weekend!
I cannot believe this is all the dark depths of my desolate mind can think of to write about...
note the alliteration...
But, alas, it is.
I often think, when I'm sitting at school 'learning' things I learned when I was five, that I would much rather be in London looking at a tube map. I know it is strange, but I would rather spend six hours a day doing this than listening to teachers talk. So, I have decided that I shall spend no more than 20% of my life being bored. Preferably less.
Do you know what my favourite word is? Cataclysmic. You can put it in front of anything and it makes it sound influential and inspiring (note the alliteration) ... for example, 'The Cataclysmic Miracle' 'The Cataclysmic Dawn' 'The Cataclysmic Hair tie'. The latter is perhaps a little strange, but it sounds a lot better than 'The Hair Tie that Changed My Life'.

Saturday, 26 May 2007

New Post

I feel it is high time for a new post. Yet, as I search the tenebrous, frightening depths of my mind, I cannot find a single thing to write. This frightens me somewhat.
I know that Bridget said I should write about quantum physics, and yet... the book is so far away in the library that...

little light bulb pops up above head

I need to book about quantum physics from Whitcouls with the Whitcouls voucher I won in the short story competition! Light has been thrown over the dark depths of my conscious, and I am inspired to resolve to get up of my chair! Joy!
So now that I have resolved to do this, the next step is to decide when... in 7 minutes, at 12:10. Once I get up I will ring up my friends about going on a bushwalk tomorrow, then ask mum wether she will take me to Bruce Mackenzies to buy my book (I think Whitcouls vouchers can be used there)... Oh, but what about my 'Mind' book which costs $70? I really want it! One time, I was brousing in Bruce Mackenzies and another lady picked it up and looked at it, I continued to look at the book I was reading, but I think I must have subconsciously given her a funny look or something, because she put the book down very quickly.

Only three minutes to go until the prophecy (that I will get off my chair) outrageous and far fetched as it is , will become manifest! (Is that the right use of manifest)?

How I do enjoy monologues, as one can happily debate and discuss with ones self without the hollow, inane rantings of elimbits and idiots interrupting one's chain of speech.

And alas, the clock has struck 12:10, and the prophecy shall be fulfilled.

Tuesday, 15 May 2007

Family Philosophy part II - I blog, therefore I am.

If a pig wants to be eaten, is it right to eat it?

Sunday, 13 May 2007


I should think of something interesting to say eh, but I can't. Please use my words as fuel for our ridiculously long burning fire if it ever needs fuel. I wish we could find out how that fire picture burns for so long.0_o Hmm... Maybe... No!!! It can't be!! I just worked out how our fire picture burns for so long!! I think it's because.. IT'S A PICTURE!!!!!!!!!!!! Pictures do not need fuel.

Family Philosophy

Philisophical question of the day;

Is anything so self-evident that it cannot be doubted?

Thursday, 10 May 2007

Fireplace <3

A fire to make us feel warmer (?) as we sit in the freezingness of the computer room...
What are some activities my hypothetical 45 year old aunt would like to do in Palmerston North?
How far from our house are they? (If you know? Because I doubt I will.)
Also, what should I name her? (Muahaha.)

Wednesday, 9 May 2007

Standing on chairs.

Why is standing on chairs so fun?
Why, I ask?
Is it because you are taller than everyone else?
Blink by Malcom Gladwell may have something to say about this...

It's also fun to be able to stretch one's calf muscles.

New blog!

Does mum have a gmail account?
If I make a new "skin" for this blog, what would you guys like on it? Colours? Themes?
I'll try to get photoshop going to make it, but paint shop pro should be fine too.
Post anything interesting you find and we can discuss it on comments.
Have a go at logging in and leaving a comment on this post if you're not sure how it works...
Welcome to we stand on chairs inc., also the home of the PWMT club (People With Moronic Teachers club) :D


Hello. Please buy me gifts of Welcome bcause I am new here.