Monthly Archives: February 2005

Guests and angst

On Saturday evening we had guests at Park Lane. We invited Vigo and Sinead over for dinner. In the afternoon Sandra has become very very frustrated because she spent four hours trying to create a table structure in Word 2003. … Continue reading

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

When I was a little bit younger and a little bit shorter my parents decided to buy an Apple 2e computer. Robbie and I used to play with it avidly; and one of the games we used to play was … Continue reading

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Geez. So I am not the only one with problems with travel allowance red tape.

I have been told by the tax-man that my travel allowance is to be disregarded because I did not fill in my speedometer readings in my tax form. Actually I received a long letter from Mr Green telling me that … Continue reading

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Did you know?

. Did you know that Sandra is not bossy, she is just in charge of making my life better? Did you know that there a student in Sandra’s homeopathy class that says he can hold his breath until he loses … Continue reading

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This is quite a giggle…

Virtual Stan

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Mandhla to the rescue.

Today after I finished transferring my pencil scribble into a laTex2e formatted pdf – and submitting it to UNISA; Sandra declared that we needed to walk down to my parents’ home since we had no coffee left in the flat. … Continue reading

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Quit Smoking

My brother-in-law Martin, tells me he is no longer going to smoke cigarettes. He is going to kick the habit. I used to chain-smoke cigarettes. I quit smoking on the 8th December 2002. The trick, for me, was to decide … Continue reading

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squamous cuboidal

I don’t know what squamous cuboidals are but Sandra has been going through terminology that she has learnt for anatomy. And every now and then she says things like “Squamous Cuboidal”. I go “Exuse me?” She says “Squamous cuboidal.” I … Continue reading

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The Pillemers are at home…

Tonight Orli and Denzil came over for an evening visit. They have not seen the apartment in over a year and its been through quite a lot of changes since then. I painted the study, we have new furniture for … Continue reading

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Machines, Vanity and Head Scratching

This artist has done a very interesting thing. He has literally created a visual representation of the remembrance of him in the universe. If Kohelet is correct in his musings in Ecclesiastes… then eventually every trace of a remembrance of … Continue reading

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