May 29, 2008

What d’ya mean it is a random draw?

Grabaseat has a competition with a prize of tickets to Coldplay in London.

You have to say in 25 words or less what you’d be prepared to do to get there…

I wasn’t prepared to do much, but thought i would have a shot with:

wouldn’t find a gun, start a war… but for you i’d wait til kingdom come… and i will try to fix you

discovered at the end of the process that this is not a literary/wit-erary competition, purely a random draw. sigh. was that a waste of 5 minutes then (not that i achived great literary/wit-erary-ness… but it was a nice break from our annual accounts.

Posted by Lynne Taylor at 08:34 PM

no wonder i am cold!

this from the Chuistchurch weather page.

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the good news is it has increased now:
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but i don’t think it is quite worth putting the washing out yet…

but the sun is shining
and in about an hours time my office will be heated by the sun to toasty warm…
in the mean time i think a hot drink is in order.

Posted by Lynne Taylor at 10:35 AM

May 20, 2008

a giant marshmellow?

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1. I had a good idea a while back.
the idea was to completely redo the master document that produces the demographic profiles i prepare. to add in time series data from 1996 and 2001 (added it to the 2006 data), to add thinks to think about to each page rather than at the back of the file as an appendix.

2. On Sunday i took a platter to my sister’s for dessert… it included giant marshmellows. i popped one in my mouth as i was about to walk the platter to the table, then put the platter down again, and chewed for some time.

the marshmellow was LARGE (i knew that) but seemed to become larger once in my mouth.

my master document is LARGE (i knew that) but seemed to become larger once i started reworking it.

i am running seminars in chch (28 may), akld (26 june), wgtn (2 july) over the next couple of months.

i MUST get this master completed in time to produce the demographics for attenders…

you can pray for the ability to chew speedily if you like 🙂

Posted by Lynne Taylor at 12:12 PM | Comments (0)

May 15, 2008

A drive…

I drove up to Hanmer Springs on Monday afternoon
Oh so aware that if i had been in another country
i would have been stopping multiple times for photos
perhaps hanging out the window with video camera recording wind roar and awesome sights/sites.
And i felt enormously blessed
to be me
to be in this gorgeous land
to have our big skies and glorious mountains.
bliss.

Posted by Lynne Taylor at 11:44 AM | Comments (0)