Friday, November 11, 2005

... straws

i just heard from my boss that a man in melbourne was arrested for firing oranges at houses from a p.v.c. pipe gun. apparently, frozen oranges, fired using sufficient accelerant or other explosive charge from the tube, could actually go through a car door! a wag has been heard to comment, "so would that constitute a navel attack?"

two sleeps to go until i fly off the city so nice they named it twice. i'm rather looking forward to getting away from this crappy sydney weather - i can do without the humidity that makes an ordinary temperature extraordinarily annoying. my level of keenness to be enjoying the closing weeks of a new york autumn is matched only by my dread at the thought of coming back to this foul, steamy, can't get away from it without air conditioning weather that we've developed here in sydney. as i write this, i am aware of a southerly change that has arrived, bringing with it some rain, possibly a storm, but pessimist that i am i can't help but think this is more fuel for the mugginess.

currently reading lectures by wittgenstein on the foundations of mathematics (oxford, 1939)... interesting, especially given the interplay by people like alan turing during the lectures...


At November 10, 2005 7:57 pm , Anonymous Swelly said...

Try Melbourne for crazy weather - yesterday it was about 30 degrees; today it's cold and rainy.

Have fun in NYC. It helps if you view the whole place as a fun park... it all makes much more sense that way!

At November 12, 2005 12:55 pm , Anonymous Anonymous said...

cheer up dr maya vale. it can't rain all the time...

enjoy nyc. life should looked on with a smile - so turn that frown upside down!

your sister.


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