Thursday, March 24, 2011

USB key

You'll all be relieved to know that I have found my usb memory stick. It was in my cow mug. I use the mug as a place to temporarily store small objects, like usb keys, because it's a cool mug but it's not a very practical shape for drinking out of, especially with the bell hanging from its neck.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Lift etiquette

If you're only going up or down one floor, why take the lift? Especially in a busy building with only 2 slow lifts. It's just lazy and annoying. In the case of the building I'm referring to, it's usually much quicker to walk up the stairs 1 or 2 floors than to wait for the lift.

Of course, exceptions exist if you happen to have a disability, or you have large, bulky, or heavy objects to transport, or there are not any nearby stairs, such as in the building R lives in.

Monday, March 21, 2011


I'm just after hearing an Iranian at uni say "text" but pronounced as "teck-us". Do speakers of Persian generally have trouble with consonant clusters at the ends of words or is it just the 'xt' combination?
I haven't had a lot of experience with Persianophones* but I know that they rarely (if ever) begin a word with a consonant.

* It's a word now.


People irritate me. Especially the general public. I seem to have spent some time recently behind slow people, either driving or in queues or simply walking on footpaths. Why must they get in my way? Why is there an unwritten social rule that requires me to be polite? The woman in the queue in front of me in ties servo this afternoon took ages deciding which packet of cigarettes to buy. Not deciding on a type of brand but whether she should get the 20 or 30 pack! Gah! It's not a difficult decision and there's no reason why she should take up valuable moments of my time!