Sunday, 30 April 2006

"Words" - Bee Gees, 1968

Have I ever mentioned that Britons think it's highly amusing that my husband and I are "Janet and John"? It's just like being "Dick and Jane" would be for Americans.

John's brother has sent me this great link, which will help explain what I take a look!


PS I'm feeling a little better about the world today. Hey, it could be worse. I could be a member of Tony Blair's cabinet!

Wednesday, 26 April 2006

"Kind of a Drag" - Buckinghams, 1967

I had intended to write an upbeat entry tonight. But I can't. I'm really bummed. I'm aggravated. I'm amazed and mad and irritated. And I'm bummed about something I can't write here about.

I hasten to add that it has NOTHING to do with my personal life. John's keeping me sane right now. God bless my lovely husby! He's just wonderful!!!

If you are reading this and are a personal friend, you can ask me what's going on...and I'll tell you. And undoubtedly I'll feel a LOT better if I vent some more.

When I feel better, I'll post the photo(s) that I intended to post tonight. Sorry about this.



Friday, 21 April 2006

"Her Majesty" - Beatles, 1969


In case you haven't heard, Queen Elizabeth is 80 years old today.
The BBC's website has a special section to celebrate the event.

How impressive to still be working at 80! And I suspect the lady works very hard.

The bells from the Christ Church Cathedral tower, just down the street from my office here in Oxford, rang for a couple of hours through the middle of the day today. I assume these were in celebration of the Queen's birthday.

Good for them. And good for her! I hope she has a terrific birthday bash tonight.


Tuesday, 18 April 2006

"I Love The Sound Of Breaking Glass" - Nick Lowe, 1978

When John and I watched the local Oxford broadcast of the BBC News at 6:30 this evening, we noted a report about the communities in the UK which have the highest and the lowest burglary rates. Here's the story, on the BBC's website.

We were saddened to hear that Oxford is now #5 on the most-burgled list. That's even ahead of London.

But, in contrast, the place where John grew up, Swindon, is #5 on the UK's least-burgled communities list.

We suspect it's because burglars think that most Swindonians have little in their houses worth stealing.

(Ooooohhhhh...that's a little mean...sorry! I guess I'm still bitter about getting those nachos at a Swindon restaurant...the ones with whipped cream on top instead of sour cream! And to make matters worse, the waiter responded to my objection by telling us that "The chef knows what he is doing!"...)


Listening To: "A Time To Love", Stevie Wonder

Wednesday, 12 April 2006

"I'm Still Here" - Indigenous. 2003

I am still here. Really! I've just had a very hectic training schedule for the past weeks...including a trip back to Houston last week, where I taught 5 days straight. I've come home really jetlagged and absolutely exhausted and have been working from home this week.

But a 4-day Easter weekend is coming up for us in the UK. And I have lots of material for Lord Celery entries. So bear with me. I'll be back soon!


PS Was I even missed, I wonder....???