Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Confusion 2

Had an offer in my inbox for "a Brazilian Blow-dry". Apparently that actually is to do with the hair on your head.

I can't keep up!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Music Appreciation

M is doing some schoolwork to avoid doing any planning during the week. She's been checking out a really good site with activities for the kids. The object is for the children to listen to classical music and identify the various families of instruments within an orchestra by sound. The website she is going to use is really good with a lot of good musical content.

Time alloted for this quite complex task as they are only 7 years old? 20 minutes!

And by the way, it isn't a music lesson. It's in ITC. They don't do that in music.

I didn't always understand a lot at school. I appear to understand what the hell is going on there even less these days.

Thursday, January 06, 2011

The Album Meme

Not done a meme for a bit and this one's a bit different.

It could have come out worse!


1 - Go to wikipedia and hit random. The first random wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.

2 - Go to quotationspage.com and hit random. The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.

3 - Go to flickr and cl...ick on “explore the last seven days”. Third picture no matter what ...it is, will be your album cover.

4 - Use photoshop or similar (picnik.com is a free online photo editor) to put it all together. I used Photoscape, which is also free.

5 - Post it with this text in the "caption" and TAG the friends you want to join in.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

The Horned Sun God

Well, I didn't see the eclipse this morning due to cloud cover. Never mind. There'll be another couple to come during my forseeable lifetime so maybe I'll catch one of those.

The thing that has made me think the most is what would it have looked like to our stone age ancestors. Pretty much, all you know about the sun is that it disappears at night and luckily it seems to come back the next "day". No knowledge of why, just that it does. And you are really grateful. Then one day, it starts to appear, except this time it rises as a pair of horns! What has happened that this is the outcome. How have you displeased it so much that it takes the form of a predator!

It's not difficult to see how the early civilisations were sun worshippers.