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Paper wars...

I am sorting papers. Piles of them. Bills, worksheets from all different classes, admin stuff from school, memorabilia, it's all been piled on my desk over the last few months. So today I'm sitting in front of the tennis and sorting papers. Tomorrow, I'll start planning and plotting for me and for my department. The tennis was brightened by Djokovich doing an impersonation of Sharapova. It was good!!

I've been listening to Nick Earls one more time on the radio in Brisbane this evening. He sounds huskier than I thought, and pretty damned cute. Still, that could be the fan in me talking, I dunno *g*
I guess I'd better stop listening to him here on the pc and go get on with the paper sorting. I have so many ideas for plans for lessons and topics, ideas for how to help the teachers in my department, but I just feel really tired, like to actually start the planning would be too much effort. Maybe I'm scared of that next step. I'm just letting it bubble around in my head. I think it's because I'm trying to wear my other glasses and I swear they're a different prescription! Still, can't blame the equipment, huh!

Phil Gulley has had bronchitis over New Year. I feel for him. *sigh* I love my humour heroes, Phil, and Nick!

And I suppose I ought to go clean the car - I'm getting a WoF tomorrow and the car is covered with cobwebs!! At least we don't have spiders like they do in Zigzag Street. Attention, Geraldine, do NOT click on the link - ne click pas!
Spider in Zigzag St

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microjotz
Jan. 15th, 2008 07:15 am (UTC)
Je ne scream pas...not much ! Spiders are not my fave thing either.

natesmountain
Jan. 15th, 2008 07:42 am (UTC)
Heeeee! These spiders made our whole family scream!!! Every house seemed to have a huge web attached to it! We can only hope it's to catch the mosquitoes. Or small children...
vivh
Jan. 15th, 2008 08:01 am (UTC)
Wow, what a cool picture! I quite like spiders and I think their webs are fascinating!
natesmountain
Jan. 15th, 2008 08:03 am (UTC)
Thanks. I find spiders incredibly frightening any closer than about three feet from me but apparently these have amazingly strong webs, so I had to admire them and their obvious tenacity!
vivh
Jan. 15th, 2008 08:22 am (UTC)
I'm fine with spiders close up, even crawling on me, just as long I'm sure they're not poisonous... In Vanuatu, the spiders were big, but all safe...

I'm not fine with cockroaches crawling on me though.... shriek!
natesmountain
Jan. 15th, 2008 08:28 am (UTC)
You are brave. I am not fine with any crawly thing close up except little beetles and ladybugs and things like that.

Cockroaches... aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa *shudder* and shriek indeed!!! Loudly. The Aussie ones are HUGE! And they can fly. And run fast. OMG!
vivh
Jan. 15th, 2008 08:40 am (UTC)
Yeah, Australian cockroaches are just like the ones in Vanuatu - and have you heard how they crunch if you squash one? Ick!!
natesmountain
Jan. 15th, 2008 08:55 am (UTC)
Squash one? OMG aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah
vivh
Jan. 15th, 2008 09:13 am (UTC)
Squash one? Definitely!!! - much better than going to sleep with a big cockroach on the wall just above your pillow.... knock them onto the floor and then throw the heaviest book you can find on top of them! Bug spray does not work - it makes the cockroach fly frenetically around the room for at least an hour before they die!!!
natesmountain
Jan. 15th, 2008 09:57 am (UTC)
-Bug spray does not work - it makes the cockroach fly frenetically around the room for at least an hour before they die!!!
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

*shudder* I can't bear it. OMG
margaret_r
Jan. 16th, 2008 05:41 am (UTC)
Of course you know about the noise the cane toads make when you run over them in your car - don't you? BIG SQUISH!
natesmountain
Jan. 16th, 2008 06:23 am (UTC)
Yikes! Aaaaaaaaaaah! Cane toads. I hear they can kill a cat! So it must be a huge squish! *more shudders*

There were a lot of frogs around our pool and apartment croaking at night, but although they were really loud, I never saw them. I think they were probably small ones.
margaret_r
Jan. 16th, 2008 10:12 am (UTC)
The frogs can get quite big too but the cane toads are HUGE. They are more common further North and hop all over the road at night time, especially in rainforest areas. It's a bit of a game to see how many you can run over - horrible I know, but they are beastly things. And yes, the squish is sort of like a thud!
natesmountain
Jan. 16th, 2008 10:34 am (UTC)
I just CANNOT imagine that kind of squishy thud. Mind you, I've been in a car running over a possum and that was more of a thud, thud, thud as it rolled under the car! We hate possums here though, so it was a good thing.
microjotz
Jan. 15th, 2008 10:23 am (UTC)
Can we change the subject? LOL

Your Christmas card has just arrived,thankyou very much :o)
natesmountain
Jan. 15th, 2008 10:27 am (UTC)
What! Just arrived?! You've gotta be kidding me! OMG! Where the hell did that go? A holiday in Bermuda on the way there?
But you're welcome! It was a pleasure.
microjotz
Jan. 15th, 2008 10:32 am (UTC)
It looked quite ordinary...no suntan or anything !

Or maybe it had a short visit in one of those time holes there are around Bermuda....hee
natesmountain
Jan. 15th, 2008 10:36 am (UTC)
Yes, it probably came through the Bermuda Triangle... and lived to tell the tale. Sit down with it and a glass of wine and see what you can get out of it *g*
moth2fic
Jan. 16th, 2008 06:11 am (UTC)
That is a gorgeous photo!! A spider with its very own tennis net....
natesmountain
Jan. 16th, 2008 06:21 am (UTC)
Hee, thanks! I like the idea of the spider with a tennis net! Nick says they are very good at catching other insects. I have a great butterfly pic, caught in a web, but you might not like that, Mothy!
moth2fic
Jan. 16th, 2008 06:23 am (UTC)
I should think not!!
natesmountain
Jan. 16th, 2008 06:24 am (UTC)
It was a beautiful blue though *sigh* Finn wanted to free it but I pointed out that it was the spider's next meal - and we weren't really wanting to get that close to the spider's web!
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