Stuck in Reverse

Okay, quick blogging for today since I need to go out and take photos while it’s kind of sunny outside. I think the greyness of winter might have given me the seasonal affective disorder since I keep feeling blah. Though it might just be hormonal. Who knows.

Scientists have found a difference between men and women. Men seem to get pleasure from someone else’s misfortune more than women do. Even if the misfortune happened to someone they don’t like, women will still have empathy in their brains while in men, it’s completely absent. Interesting, eh?

Trafalgar Brewery in Canada has launched new beers with the effigy of party leaders on the labels and counting sales of each to predict the outcome of the next election. The brewery will host a party Monday night, promising to be the first to announce the election results. Well, we’ll see how accurate their prediction will be.

William Shatner, famed for his role as Captain Kirk in the original Star Trek series, has sold his kidney stone to an online casino, GoldenPalace.Com, for $25,000. The money will be donated to Habitat for Humanity to build houses for the poor. GoldenPalace.Com has been known to buy, um, unusual items such as the rights to change a woman’s name into GoldenPalace.Com, Britney Spears pregnancy test and the naming rights to a woman’s unborn triplets, among other things.

Troy pointed me to this multiplayer game called Peekaboom last night. In this game, you play with a random partner with whom you take turn to guess the word that an image represents. Your partner can also give you hints and vice versa. It’s fun if you’re lucky enough to get a random partner who is also into it. It’s also potentially addictive.

If you don’t like games that require you to sign up (even though it’s worth the sign up), you might want to play Character Disorder. What you need to do is clear the board by matching the blocks with the colours of the bar at the bottom and pressing the key that matches letter that’s on the block. Confused yet? Just read the tutorial. It’ll show you how.

I only scored 3 out of 10 in Wonder Years, a quiz by the CBC to test your knowledge of teen TV. Must admit that I’m kind of proud of it. 😉

And last but not least, my dearest, darling husband Troy is now officially a licensed professional engineer (or P. Eng., as they call it), which means he now can start putting a “P. Eng.” after his name, put his stamp on, er, things, and other fun stuff! Yay! He’s a smart cookie and I’m so proud of him. Love you, babe!

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  1. Oh yes! Then I’m already a woman and don’t need to start Teehee 🙂
    Of course, I still need to grow boobies..

  2. Yay for Troy! At some point I’ll get around to applying for my professional membership of the British Computer Society, so I’ll be Neil Turner BSc(hons) MBCS. I could become a chartered engineer too (our variation of professional engineer) so I could add CEng on to the end of my name too, but it’s probably not worth the effort in my case.

  3. Hi there! Just don´t know how I got here, at your fabulous site, but here I am… And I just can´t go away without saying a word or at least hi!
    A big hello from across the Atlantic!
    Best regards, Catrine in Sweden.

  4. Neil: Thanks Like you I’ll have a couple of credentials after my name at some point. MASc. (Master of Applied Science) and P. Eng. (for the professional engineer). I’ll just have to figure out how I can add more to my name 🙂

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