Saturday, October 20, 2007

Rambling on as usual

Hi folks,
It's birthday boy here. I've been over the moon with my main
birthday pressie from Mrs C and the girls ... a lovely black
Sony laptop (a VAIO with a 17" screen), which I've spent the
past few days customising and adding lots of programs to it.
It's got the new Windows Vista on it, which I'm very pleased
with so far. It's got a few quirks, but I'm gradually getting
used to the way that it works ... just when I've got used to
using Windows XP.

I've been out taking some more photos of our neighbourhood in
the cold morning sunshine, and will post them up for you to see
later in the week. Below are pics of my new Desktop (with a
photo-montage I've put onto it), and a banner put up by a
couple of neighbours of ours, one of whom is South African.

We went out to one of our favourite restaurants this evening
with our daughter Soph and Mrs C's mum as part of my ongoing
birthday celebrations. Tomorrow a few more family members are
coming over for afternoon tea and cake ... the cake is going
to be one of Mrs C's fab pavlovas with fresh cream and
raspberries on top. My mouth is already watering as I'm typing
this.

We videoed The X Factor, while we were out this evening and then
watched it - the best bits of it - and the World Rugby Cup Final
at the same time. It looked a great game, what we saw of it.
However I sometimes think that if Martians were watching it,
they'd be laughing out loud at the sight of so many huge men
running around a field chasing a ball/another player and piling
into each other.

The same could be said for a lot of other sports, such as whacking
a small golf ball around a field, and the intense concentration,
effort and time spent by players in getting the ball into a tiny
hole. You can tell that I'm not a rugby player or golfer, though
I have enjoyed a few games of mini-golf with Mrs C and the girls,
when we've been on holiday.

And what about Blogging??!! Another pastime which might look crazy
to an alien (and also to a lot of people who don't like Blogging
anyway). If we blog to socialise, why not get off our arses and
go out and meet some people?


3 Comments:

Blogger angel said...

a very interesting post indeed justin.
i for one like the "anonymous intimacy" i get in blogland!

10:08 PM  
Blogger justin said...

Well, I have to admit that I do too, Angel. I can blog along happily just when I feel like it, and pop over to see what folk on my favourites list are up to, from time to time.
However I do feel I'm missing out on some social life that I could be having -- going to coffee mornings with my U3A folk for instance. I would certainly make the effort if I were living on my own ... I think I'd go bonkers if I didn't get out of this house occasionally.

10:00 PM  
Blogger angel said...

getting out and about is vital! i love gallivanting!

6:53 PM  

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