Friday, October 06, 2006

If I only had a brain...

Having done half of the Mary Gilmore job with less than half the time left before it's due means !panic stations! It's not from lack of time spent on it -- setting scholarly editions is a fiddly, tweaky, whole-brain and time-consuming type of activity. Thank goodness I only do it once a year or so these days.

Having only part a brain these days, I gave myself a good fright this morning: rushed around getting Bumblebee ready for circus school, put a saucepan of water on to boil, FINALLY thought about taking with me a few of the posting items that have been sitting beside me on my desk, and ran out the door. An hour later, walking towards the post office, I suddenly remembered the saucepan of water sitting on the gas. And equally suddenly I was fanging home from Woden to Downer hoping desperately that [a] my kitchen wasn't on fire and [b] there were no speed cameras on the way. (I've had both speeding AND parking fines in the last ten days, so much for the magic of birthdays. meh.) Luckily negative for both. Phew!

I uploaded a Youtube video today, while I was working. Check out what Bumblebee and his friend did on the ferris wheel at Floriade on Sunday. Heh. The guys running the wheel played along, holding their noses every time we passed. At some point I sound a bit stressed, that's because B started jumping around which makes me nervous when I'm trapped in a cage above the ground.

When I checked the video upload, I noticed one of the Youtube feature videos is an animated mockumentary posing the question: what if George Lucas had made Lord of the Rings? If you have broadband, watch it. It is *hilarious*, especially the spoof of Hayden Christenson. Fyodor, if you haven't seen it, do. I'd love to hear your opinion.

Enough. Back to work. Keep yourselves nice.


Mummy/Crit said...

Oh, those days where nothing goes right! Mine was on Thursday, and I did get a parking ticket too.

Mummy/Crit said...

Bugger, meant to say also, D loved the vid of BB and friend on the Ferris wheel. We had to watch it twice.

Ampersand Duck said...

I love it too. I just keep watching it to cheer myself up. He's away with his dad for a week, and I always miss him more than I love the quiet.

&*&%(!! fines. I'm so cranky about them. Especially since I challenged one and LOST. Bushpigs.

worldpeace and a speedboat said...

is that what I have to look forward to with the Dinghy?

sigh ;)

btw the mockumentary is FAB.