Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Congratulations to our cousin Helen on her wedding to Mark. Sorry we could not be there but I have been told that lots of photos are forthcoming!
I turned up at 7:30AM, then waited in a room for an hour with 99 other suitably bored and tired members of the public, until 70 of us were shuffled into a court room. Then I waited while each potential juror was interviewed individually by the judge to determine whether they were to be selected as a member of the 12 person Jury. I had 60 people in front of me. It took hours. Sitting on a hard wooden bench that made me realize that my bum was not fat enough (this is a first), breathing in the rancid morning breath from the young guy sitting next to me who looked as if he'd rolled out of bed right into the courtroom...it was not a fun experience. And at the end of all that I was not selected.
I guess I have to take comfort in the quote from Norm Crosby (wasn't he on Cheers?) "When you go into court, you are putting your fate into the hands of twelve people who weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty".
Monday, April 22, 2013
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Just reading an article about the aftermath of theBoston Marathon bombings and the struggles that will be faced by the 14 people who lost their legs or arms. The article "Challenges lie ahead for Marathon Bombing amputees", states that the recovery can take a long time. I quote....
Monday, April 15, 2013
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Now the fun begins! We have enrolled Rob in a local driving school for his Drivers Ed and lessons - in Massachusetts you can start learning to drive at age 16, but all drivers under 18 have to complete 30 hours of classroom training and 10hrs of instructor-led driving, as well as the 40hrs driving that they have to complete with their parents. Starting in May he will spend 9AM-3.30PM each Saturday at the Gilmore Driving school in Boylston - the next town over from us. Its costing an arm and a leg, but this is but a drop in the ocean compared to the cost of adding him to our insurance when he passes. Money, money, money!
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Well, yet again my new car has been damaged before its even 6 months old. Today on my way to work some fool tried to move into my lane while I was still in it, forcing me to swerve towards the curb and scrape my alloys. Had to have my tires rotated and realigned and will need to send the wheel rim off for repair to make it look beautiful again. Best advice to give your children when they are learning to drive....assume everyone else on the road is an idiot. You will be right at least 80% of the time.
Saturday, April 6, 2013
I could not say the same for 1991. An example of the forgettable 'hits' are Scritti Politti and Shabba Ranks -She's a woman, Dannii Minogue - Love and Kisses, Banderas - This is your life and some tedious number by Simple Minds called "Let there be Love". Even the BeeGees song was poor - Secret Love.
The only ones I knew the words to were remakes of older songs such as The Pet Shop Boys - Streets have no name (Can't take my eyes off you).
I think overall the 90's has to be the worst decade for music.