Re: Guy's Round-Robin
- From: mitch <mr.mitch@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 20 Dec 2008 19:32:12 +0000
On Sat, 20 Dec 2008 14:25:01 +0000, Round Robin <me6@xxxxxxxxxxx>
A number of people both here and at work have asked if I am going to
produce one of my famous round robins this year - what can I say?
Would it be Christmas without the famous Chapman Round-robin!!?
The year started off well on the famous people front when I was able
to "meet" one more person to add to my existing impressive list of 5
(see my web-site for the full list). When I say meet - I didn't
actually come face to face with them - but I did see them on the 23
bus at Aldwych - I can't remember their name - but hopefully it will
come back to me before the end of the note.
The kids are one year older than they were at this time last year; and
I can tell you - they are having to face the difficult "growing up"
issues which boys must do.
I think it was in May, Peter had a bit of a rough time at school.
Apparently one of the Chipmunk boys asked in front of the whole class
why Peter wore a helmet when Mr Chipmunk had said that Peter's dad (ie
me) had said that helmets made no difference. When Peter said that I
had told him that they have to wear them in case anyone throws stones
at them - the class erupted. Well I can honestly say that is the only
reason that they wear them - why else would their mum and I insist
that they do so?
Indeed kids can be hard - another took the micky out of Michael (that
sounds a bit odd) for wearing a hi-viz slip over: you know one of
those that can be worn over a thick jacket if need be, which I know
many of you are surprised to find exist. Anyway - the point was that
I had clearly told the kids that the only reason that they wear them
during the day is in case there is a sudden eclipse of the sun on the
way home. These things only work in the dark - but I think it is
worth the effort wearing them during the day just in case the
unexpected does happen!!!
Talking of hi-vis - I have been learning a new language that has come
along during the year - it is called Hi-Visual-Basic. At first I
found it rather a struggle when compared to ordinary Basic - but I
persevered and after about four months I felt that I had mastered it!!
I must say that of the many positive traits which I possess -
perseverance is one of my strongest - with modesty coming a close
second. Anyway, I digress - this Hi-Vis-Basic looks really useful - I
think that I will persevere (there it is again!!) for perhaps another
six months - and by then I feel I may be able to say I am a
thought-leader in it. I'll give an update next year.
Anyway - I promised to keep it short this year - oh - and it has just
come to me - the famous person was Anne something or other - she had a
walk-on part in Eastenders; I'll make her number 6 on my list of
famous people I have met on my website!!
Happy New Year
snort! - new keyboard please.
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