Tuesday, July 26, 2005

It's a beautiful, beautiful world...

Why is it a beautiful world? Because today BOOST Juice are offering FREE juices or smoothies to people named Brad or Angelina! I was happy to play my part in this tacky marketing scheme. I have received 2 free smoothies so far, and intend on visiting at least one more BOOST Juice store before closing.

Friday, July 22, 2005

Ant Ant Ants!

This is a cooperative ant farm - owned by myself and my illustrious fellow-worker, Steve. 'Farm' is a bit of a misnomer though, since I don't think the ants will actually be breeding since they are all female workers. In fact, as the average age of female worker ants is 3 months, I believe this will be a sort of opposite of farm. What's the opposite of 'farm'? Any suggestions?

Anyway - it IS fascinating watching them! The blue gell provides them with sustenance as well as matter in which to dig!

I'm going HERE next weekend for a week for work.

Sunday, July 17, 2005

Turns out that Badly Grown Garden is not growing so badly afterall... Posted by Picasa

Friday, July 08, 2005

My Bro's Finger!

My brother did this to his finger yesterday morning... he's a chippy, and was using a nailgun. They removed it at the hospital, but he's got to have surgery today to remove some wire that stayed in there. OUCH.

I'm glad he took the time to take some photos though...

X-Ray showing the wonderful aim... and you can see the bit of wire that got stuck in there. Posted by Picasa

Monday, July 04, 2005

We won't make poverty history??

Had an interesting chat with a friend on the weekend... he asked about the Live8 concerts, looked at my Make Poverty History armband and said "You won't, you know." I processed his meaning, then started to explain the goals of the campaign... halving world poverty etc. He went on to explain that if the world was given a clean slate, if everyone had the same wealth and opportunities, then people are still going to rise up and exploit other people who will then end up in poverty. "The Bible says there will always be poverty... etc etc".

I agree - the liklihood of completely erasing all forms of poverty from the world is pretty much nill. But that doesn't mean that we shouldn't do anything about it. I'm sure my friend would agree, but implicit in his statements was the extra sentence... "so why bother doing anything at all?".

8 guys in Scotland can make decisions that will change the lives of millions and we should try to influence them to make the right decisions.

I believe there is no worse wrong that we can do, than to have the ability to save someone's life, but not to do it. I'm guilty of it...

PS The whole G8 summit has changed with the bombings in London I guess...