One day I'll have to find some way of watching Star Cops.
I'm sorry I can't make continuum, but the timing really doesn't work, clashing as it does with the start of semester. Still, I have put in my membership form for Worldcon as astoundingly enough that doesn't clash so I shall get to a Melbourne con next year at least!
Is mine one of the orders that might get done? (No rush)
Try Planet video for Star Cops. Failing that, I can bring it over next Swancon.
Yep, should finally get your order out to you.
Oh, so that's where the Wild Things are.
That is a _gorgeous_ photo of Lex:-)
Glad to hear that the swimming (his and yours) is going well:-)
What on earth is the dolphin kick? I know the frog kick!
What you use if you're doing butterfly (or sometimes swimming underwater). Sort of a keep legs together and wriggle your body the right way thing as I remember.
Here's a Youtube link - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41KPr1wQ1u0
My initial learning has been with hands down at my sides, and while arms in front may provide better streamlining, I like arms at sides. I just find that way... fun.
Glad to hear things are more or less well, not that I was worried. No concerned friends contact me if I don't post for a bit, count yourself lucky!
It was weird. I got one or two emails and messages, then suddenly in the last week or two, bang!
And I do think I'm lucky. I'm also bemused.
* I refound my book on Australian ghost towns. Guttermonkey and I will run amok in at least one of them... at a future date.
Oh hells yeah!
I may have also found an abandoned mental hospital here in Melbourne.
> * Apparently, going by a recent survey, butchers enjoy their job more than anyone else. And they also have more sex. All this info does is remind me how much I miss droving, and make me wonder how many butchers exaggerated the amount of nookie they were getting.
Media Watch did an exposé on that - it turns out that the 'survey' was reported in a media release put out by a PR company on behalf of Meat and Livestock Australia.http://www.abc.net.au/mediawatch/transcripts/s2631092.htm
I'm free some nights prior to C5... though that will probably mean you're busy. Maybe Sunday night after the con, if we ain't dead?
See, if they'd just said butchers were happiest, I would have believed that. Abattoirs is definitely the happiest working environment I've ever been a part of. So butchers being happy feels right to me.
The sex thing set off alarm bells because most meatworkers spend most of their time bullshitting about their sexual conquests. I didn't, and so people made up my sexual conquests for me.
"Get a root on the weekend, Dan?"
"Bet you did."
"Ho hooo! Bet you spent the whole weekend up-to-your-nuts-in-guts, you little rootrat."
Babies swimming is the cutest thing ever!!
Do you know anything about when it might be possible to get hold of DVDs for Sarah Jane Adventures series two? I keep googling and coming up with nothing as far as release dates!
ABC is selling them, so I assume they're out around the place.
series one, yes, it's series two that I want.
Ah, I hadn't realised that there was a second series. That is very cool.
Who did the local release? Was it Roadshow? I haven't seen SJA on their website.
It may be ABC has exclusive rights or some such.
It says Roadshow on the wiki page - but I don't think it's been released in the UK yet either.
Just went and rechecked, it doesn't appear on Roadshow's listings. That doesn't mean anything, as Roadshow have a special level of incompetence.
Or ABC has the exclusive rights, the buggers.
Either way, I don't have any info for you, I'm sorry.
Blakes 7 is an english program, and in the 60-70s englishmen were still known by their surnames only - my father wasnt called by his first name at work until he came to Australia. Whilst I agree it is an indication of perceived status, it is worth looking at it from the "other side". I doubt he was even aware of it - although the standing of the womens parts might bear more evaluation. Its a very bloke-centric series. (Also typical of SF at the time in UK.)
2009-07-25 06:15 am (UTC)
Re: First names
I'm not super worried, I tend to accept thing on the basis of the times in which they were made. I just thought it was a bit sad.
But for me, nothing beats the sheer misogynistic horror of the original version of Ocean's Eleven. I can tolerate a lot of wrong, but that film had me squirming and ready to turn it off. That one felt more indicative of Rat Pack ideas than cultural ones.
I'm glad you're still having and planning adventures.
And pics of Lex count as updating LOL
It's finding time to get them up. I had two months worth of pictures still on the camera until last night! lol
* Sharon's been working really hard the last week or so, poor thing. She comes home and tells me of her programming woes and I pretend to understand half of what she's talking about.
I wouldn't worry about it. I don't understand programmers either. I'm not sure anyone else ever does. :)
* I am bemused by the Chronos awards. Many of the folks who are coming to the con and who nominated people have yet to vote. Seems odd to nominate someone and then not vote for them.
So you got my email on that then? I've just posted a reminder pointing out that voting has to be completed before the convention - I'm wondering if people were expecting to vote at the convention.
a piccie of Lex, stalking the backyard.
Definitely your kid. The grin is already terrifying. :)
There are pros and con to voting at conventions. The two big ones for me are, on one hand people get reminded and so vote where they may not have normally. On the other, I've seen plenty of cons with people actively pressuring their friends and even filling out other people's ballots for them!
Both fair points.
I was more concerned that people may not have realised that voting at the con wasn't going to happen.
And the reminder seems to be working. At least, some votes have come in today.
I share your bemusement.
Even with the votes we got in over the weekend there are still more nominators than voters.
It's just odd.
That is an awesome - and slightly worrying - photo.
Alas I will not be at C5. Even leaving Worldcon as soon as possible after it finishes is still nto enough to get me back in time.
Oh well, enjoy Worldcon. You can tell everyone what a great convention they're missing out on and tell them to join C6 :P
That photo is sooooo cute. Glad the swimming is going well.
Neither of us has drowned! We Rule!
That photo is totally brilliant. It deserves to be sent to everyone you know, twice.
Oh, and p.s.: I may be having some of your sex for you. I found some down behind the couch last night, and I was wondering where it came from.
I think I had some sex for you, but it got detained in Peru with suspected swine flu.