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Wednesday, September 6, 2006

Oh my Days… *rolls eyes*
You lot are so uncultured.

'The time has come,' the Walrus said,
'To talk of many things:
Of shoes - and ships - and sealing-wax -
Of cabbages - and kings -
And why the sea is boiling hot -
And whether pigs have wings.'

An excerpt from the poem “The Walrus and the Carpenter” by C.S Lewis from his book “Alice through the looking glass”, made into a song for Disney’s animated “Alice in Wonderland” and appears in several other productions, “Harriet the Spy” being the most notable one…

Laura is making a pun on Darke’s line, a sorta “outtake” blooper.

Jeez, My old english teacher would crucify you lot for not knowing that reference. “Alice through the looking glass” is his favourite book of all time, and he’s someone who’s read A LOT. Uber smart and knowledgeable man.

Kudos to Katy-neesama who got it right. ^^ at least WE’RE cultured. LMAO… j/k folks.

So how is everyone? I have had an ok week I guess. Got some more driving practise in. I have to know basic car maintenance as well as all the other stuff. So I was poking around under the hood of my instructor’s car and learning how to tell if the power steering is working and stuff.

Yesterday was a long day. I had to work from 7am to 6pm. It was really boring and I kept getting a loada crap from the Ward hostesses and one of my bosses…but Que sara, sara I guess. *shrugs* I shoulda been paid anyways…

Today I have to go and get Luna’s rear tyre sorted, and later head up to London to do the Raleigh Info meeting. Should be fun.

And tomorrow I have my Drivers TEST!! WAH! Wish me luck folks. I’ll let y’all know how it goes.

My mum has designed a new training program for me. In a week I’ll be doing three days of running and exercise bike, and three days of weight training and doing things like push ups and press ups…its really hard…I can barely do 30 push ups and it really hurts my abs. And don’t even get me started on press ups. I'm so weak in my upper body…I can just about do 12. @.@

The other day I bought some new anime DVDs for 16 pounds each, which I thought was really good… ( 16 GB Pounds is 30 US Dollars, or 39 Australian Dollars, or 275,978.05 indoneasian rupiahs…)

I bought Read or Die the OVA, which Chrissy kinda got me into. ^^ its really good, and kinda funny too. ^^ Yomiko “The Paper” Readman reminds me soooo much of Chrissy, its kinda unnerving…cept Chrissy doesn’t have supernatural control over paper…at least I don’t think she has….

I also bought the Macross Plus box set. Four episodes on two discs and the movie as well…I'm not sure if the four episodes is the OVA and the movie is the same thing with different scenes (like the Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz” DVD) or not, but I don’t mind. I never used to like Macross/Robotech that much, but its recently I’ve really got into its sequel series, Macross Plus and Macross 7. ^^

Well, that’s it from me today. I was gonna do a lil amusing LSD (Luna Service Day) artwork for you guys, seeing as Luna is in for maintenance work today, but I havnt had the time, what with driving lessons and 11 hour shifts.

So I'm going to leave you with “The Carpenter and the Walrus” in its entirety, so you may educate yourselves in the world of literature. LOL

The sun was shining on the sea,
Shining with all his might:
He did his very best to make
The billows smooth and bright -
|: And this was odd, because it was
The middle of the night. :|

The moon was shining sulkily,
Because she thought the sun
Had got no business to be there
After the day was done -
'It's very rude of him,' she said,
'To come and spoil the fun!'

The sea was wet as wet could be,
The sands were dry as dry.
You could not see a cloud, because
No cloud was in the sky:
No birds were flying overhead -
There were no birds to fly.

The Walrus and the Carpenter
Were walking close at hand;
They wept like anything to see
Such quantities of sand:
'If this were only cleared away,'
They said, 'it would be grand!'

'If seven maids with seven mops
Swept it for half a year,
Do you suppose,' the Walrus said,
'That they could get it clear?'
'I doubt it,' said the Carpenter,
And shed a bitter tear.

'O Oysters, come and walk with us!'
The Walrus did beseech,
'A pleasant walk, a pleasant talk,
Along the briny beach:
We cannot do with more than four,
To give a hand to each.'

The eldest Oyster looked at him,
But never a word he said:
The eldest Oyster winked his eye,
And shook his heavy head -
Meaning to say he did not choose
To leave the oyster-bed.

But four young Oysters hurried up,
All eager for the treat:
Their coats were brushed, their faces washed,
Their shoes were clean and neat -
And this was odd, because, you know,
They hadn't any feet.

Four other Oysters followed them,
And yet another four;
And thick and fast they came at last,
And more, and more, and more -
All hopping through the frothy waves,
And scrambling to the shore.

The Walrus and the Carpenter
Walked on a mile or so,
And then they rested on a rock
Conveniently low:
And all the little Oysters stood
And waited in a row.

'The time has come,' the Walrus said,
'To talk of many things:
Of shoes - and ships - and sealing-wax -
Of cabbages - and kings -
And why the sea is boiling hot -
And whether pigs have wings.'

'But wait a bit,' the Oysters cried,
'Before we have our chat;
For some of us are out of breath,
And all of us are fat!'
'No hurry,' said the Carpenter.
They thanked him much for that.

'A loaf of bread,' the Walrus said,
'Is what we chiefly need:
Pepper and vinegar besides
Are very good indeed -
Now if you're ready, Oysters dear,
We can begin to feed.'

'But not on us!' the Oysters cried,
Turning a little blue.
'After such kindness, that would be
A dismal thing to do!'
'The night is fine,' the Walrus said.
'Do you admire the view?

It was so kind of you to come!
And you are very nice!'
The Carpenter said nothing but
'Cut us another slice:
I wish you were not quite so deaf -
I've had to ask you twice!'

'It seems a shame,' the Walrus said,
'To play them such a trick,
After we've brought them out so far,
And made them trot so quick!'
The Carpenter said nothing but
'The butter's spread too thick!'

'I weep for you,' the Walrus said:
'I deeply sympathize.'
With sobs and tears he sorted out
Those of the largest size,
Holding his pocket-handkerchief
Before his streaming eyes.

'O Oysters,' said the Carpenter,
'You've had a pleasant run!
Shall we be trotting home again?'
But answer came there none -
And this was scarcely odd, because
They'd eaten every one.

from 'Through the Looking-glass', Lewis Carroll, 1832-1898


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