Thursday, November 08, 2007

I'll be Bach!

You be Beethoven!


So it seems there was this survey on most commonly quoted movie lines - Terminator's "I'll be back" came out on top. Heehehehee :-) I can understand why. I mean, I remember watching the movie for the first time, and when Arnie uttered those words, I *knew* he was going to be back with a vengeance! It was just a delicious feeling, y'know?

Anyways, for the Top 10 list, here's the Yahoo!News article.

And the whole "Beam me up, Scotty" misquote? That's #3 :-) Now, while I knew that phrase never was said on the TV show, I thought I'd read somewhere that it *had* been said in one of the movies. But the articles says no to that either. So, once and for all, I decided to look it up. Gotta love wikipedia for this :-) So, it turns out that what I was thinking of occurred in Star Trek IV where Kirk says "Scotty, beam me up." Not quite the same thing :-) Mystery solved. Until I forget again lah :-)

.... other news... I've been skipping more French lessons than I've attended this session. What to do, it's so friggin boring. One does NOT absorb new vocabulary by just talking through a long list of phrases, then having a token exercise of putting 5 of those phrases into a dialogue. No no no no no no no no no no! Not me, anyway! So, wasted $$ this time around. Next session/year, if I sign up, I'll look for "regular" classes, maybe even with the instructor I'd had for all my previous sessions prior to this. I'm willing to give him more slack with his unreliability & tardiness, knowing now how effective he is as an instructor, when he *is* actually in class, that is! :p

I'll save y'all a pottery photo update till next week. My attempt at the wheel this time around actually produced stuff! To keep! Still plenty of opportunity to ruin them tho, because I need to "finish" the pieces (turn them upside down and process the bottoms) at the next class. ... ... Oh, and by a great coincidence, I've gotten two separate independent requests for fruit bowls. LoL! I've found a "bat" I can use, they'll be formed with coils, it might take more than I'm capable at this point to create such a thing on the wheel :P

... and I can't remember much of it, but last night/this morning I was having some weird dreams. I know a bulk of it was about me doing pottery. But there was also something about updating my blog, and the contents were to the point, the writing outstanding, essentially I was producing my best post ever! Of course I have no recollection of the contents in the dream. Bummer! So you'll have to make so with this ramblage instead :-)

... and finally the weather - b.l.a.h. it's cold. It's 4C/39F! Oh, and guess what? This morning there was NO HOT WATER (just another surprise in this friggin apartment building!) so poor Kosh tried, but couldn't, take a shower this morning. He was frozen before even leaving the apartment! Once I woke up and tried the water, it was back on, phew! I don't do cold too well. Better him than me, eh? ;-)

Oh, one more thing - I've just finished book #40 for this year. Considering last year I consumed over 80 books, I'm really going slow this year, eh? But hey, an average of 7 book s a month is still not bad, right?


  1. You are a fantastic reader! I don't read 7 books a month. You are bookworm.

    Those days, I used to read 10-12 books a month. Nowadays, I am damn lazy...probably 2-3 books a month.

  2. maverick> thanks :-) I noticed a major math error tho - it actually comes up to less than 4 books/month this year, I don't know how my calculator kept telling me 7, Lol!


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