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Monday, August 29, 2005

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Feather Canyons

To Seattle for a slap-up farewell lunch to dole-ful days of unemployment and lack-lustre hours of unbridled idleness.

She suddenly bursts into a song I only dimly remember:

"Ma's out, Pa's out - let's talk rude:
Pee, po, belly, bum, drawers
P**, P*, B****, B**, D******
"
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We both laugh out loud, even tho' we can't remember who sang it or why on earth we should remember the words.

"Look", she says. "The clouds. Amazing."

Cue new toy. Snap, click, squint, aim ....

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Ice cream castles in the air

I joke about the end of days of wine and roses and the straight furrow I must now plough in the service of the Mighty $$.

She quotes Tennessee Williams on how he divided his life

  • 89% - Work and worry over work
  • 10% - Struggle against lunacy
  • 1% - Friends
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    Moons and Junes and Ferris Wheels

    The clouds *are* rather spectacular and I keep getting up to find a new angle to snap from.

    The camera's large LCD screen makes snapping a doddle.

    We agree les nuages will probably look even better on the voyage home.

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    Acronyms

    As a test, I see how many I can list of the tech terms, abbrevs and acronyms in my new life:

  • HDTV
  • A/V
  • LCD
  • PCM
  • DTS
  • HDMI
  • CRT
  • clouds_6 MP3
  • RFI
  • RGB; AVC
  • AACS
  • SPDC
  • HD, DVD or BD
  • CSS
  • ISF grayscale calib * aspect ratio
  • Usable rates * Native rate
  • fL light output
  • Black level; white crush
  • NTSC, PAL
  • RBH Sound
  • CEA
  • BF
  • DLP

  • Comments:
    Ma's out, Pa's out, Let's talk rude!
    Pee Po Belly Bum Drawers.
    Dance in the garden in the nude,
    Pee Po Belly Bum Drawers.
    Let's write rude words all down our street,
    Stick out our tongues at the people we meet,
    Let's have an intellectual treat
    Pee Po Belly Bum Drawers.

    Sunday again on CBC,
    Pee Po Belly Bum Drawers.
    And Norman Mailer is coming to tea,
    Pee Po Belly Bum Pants!
    Alan Ginsberg reads on and on,
    But we're having a happening when he's gone,
    Come to the party in the john,
    Pee Po Belly Bum Drawers.

    Disney's planning a double bill,
    Pee Po Belly Bum Drawers.
    Christopher Robin meets Fanny Hill,
    Pooh Bear Belly Bum Drawers.
    On stage and screen we can all work hard,
    Throwing toilet rolls in our own backyard,
    Who's afraid of the avant-garde?
    Pee Pee Po Po Belly Belly Bum Bum, Pee Po Belly Bum Drawers.

    What gets the prizes and wins awards?
    Pee Po Belly Bum Drawers.
    What did Prince Phillip tell the Lords?
    Well, never mind that.
    At Oxford and Cambridge, and Yale and all,
    and at Berkely, they really have a ball,
    'cos the higher the brow, the harder they fall,
    For Belly Belly Bum Bum Belly Belly Bum Bum Pee Po Belly Belly Bum Bum, Pee Po Belly Bum Drawers.
     
    Goodness, I have a rarefied and well-read (sung?) readership. If I'd known it, I'd have posted posher. As it is, I've now joined the ranks of bowler hats and belly-bum drawers and have no more time for minding my ps and pos let alone rude blogs, *let alone* rude words ....

    Seriously, Anon - great stuff.

    C
     
    Chris,

    I'm glad you're working but I sure miss the daily blogging. Here's to happy employment
     
    thanks, steve. i'm sure i'm being over-ambitious if not -optimistic in thinking i can stay off the blogging.
     
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