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Notes from a small badger
Things I have learned this week:

* I need more than 4 hours' sleep a night.
* It takes about 25 minutes to cycle from the station to work.
* There is only so far I can get in the process of learning a skill without actually practising it between lessons.
* I have been spelling "irresistible" wrong for years (there's no 'table' in it) without even realising it.
* Tuna, pine nuts and cumin make a bizarrely good combination of Stuff to go with pasta.
* You can make a passable imitation of teriyaki sauce from soy, sherry and coke.
* The French for 'email' is 'courriel'.
* The Latin for 'Bacardi Breezer' is almost certainly not 'flabra bacardorum'.
* Maplin sell some really tacky stuff
* If today is Friday, tomorrow is not Tuesday.
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d_floorlandmine From: d_floorlandmine Date: November 26th, 2004 05:52 am (UTC) (Link)
That is a truly amazingly tacky mouse. Wow. And also ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!
fanf From: fanf Date: November 26th, 2004 06:18 am (UTC) (Link)
Ergonomic?!
keirf From: keirf Date: November 26th, 2004 05:55 am (UTC) (Link)
I have been spelling "irresistible" wrong for years (there's no 'table' in it) without even realising it.

I've been spelling apparent, claimant, respondent and prejudice wrong for years.
k425 From: k425 Date: November 26th, 2004 06:02 am (UTC) (Link)
That pasta sauce looks tempting.
oldbloke From: oldbloke Date: November 26th, 2004 06:11 am (UTC) (Link)
Maplin sell a radio-controlled hovercraft, whic - inexplicably - I'm told I don't need
From: bibliogirl Date: November 26th, 2004 06:15 am (UTC) (Link)
I was driving to a meeting today and I saw a road warning sign (of the exclamation mark variety) that was warning me of badgers. The actual risk from badgers wasn't stated: either they run across the road without looking, throw rocks down upon passing cars, or hold drivers up for their mobile phones, I'm not sure...
From: bibliogirl Date: November 26th, 2004 06:15 am (UTC) (Link)
(note: this was an entirely irrelevant comment, but seeing your icon reminded me...)
rysmiel From: rysmiel Date: November 26th, 2004 06:31 am (UTC) (Link)
You can make a passable imitation of teriyaki sauce from soy, sherry and coke.

I suspect that the rest of my household's response will be somewhere between "ewwww" and "We'll take your word for that", which is a pity.
simont From: simont Date: November 26th, 2004 09:10 am (UTC) (Link)
Call me pun-obsessed, but I was half expecting that Maplin link to point somewhere more like here...
waider From: waider Date: November 26th, 2004 01:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow. Maplin really do sell some tacky stuff. I must go there at once and, uh, buy out their supplies lest people get all corrupted and stuff.

(it's ronebofh's fault I'm looking at your journal, and if you run into Bren while wandering around Cambridge, tell him I said "hi")
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