Word of the day

October 8, 2011

Anomia – the inability to recall names of people or objects or to recognise the written or spoken names of objects.

Go . . . ?

October 8, 2011

I was a day ahead of myself with yesterday’s post about the first two Rugby World Cup quarter-final games between Ireland and Wales and England and France.

Twenty four hours hasn’t helped me decide who to back so I’ll bow to Inventory 2 who knows much more than I do about rugby.

He’s picking wins by  the Irish and French.

He’s also picking Wanganui to beat East Coast in the Meads Cup.


October 8, 2011

7/10 in the Herald’s Question Time.


October 8, 2011

6/10 in the Herald’s round the world quiz.

In memory of Steve Jobs

October 8, 2011

You dont’ have to be an Apple user to appreciate the contribution Steve Jobs made to the company, communication, technology and business.

You will find better tributes than I could write in Celebrating Crazy  by  Roarprawn, Steve Jobs 1955-2011  by  Not PC and Steve Jobs – he lived by Liberty Scott.

I’ll stick to borrowing someone else’s pictures:

Are we sure it’s not too early for daylight saving?

October 8, 2011

The clocks went forward a couple of weeks ago but someone forgot to tell the weather it’s supposed to be warmer.

Metservice’s forcast for today is a national high of 15 degrees in Auckland and a low of 3 degrees in Manapouri.

They also have a special weather advisory:

Strong cold southwesterlies are expected to spread north across Southland, Otago and Canterbury early Saturday morning.  This should bring a brief burst of cold rain, and snow to relatively low levels for this time of the year.  Although conditions are not expected to be as bad as previously forecast, snow may briefly lower to 400 metres in Southland and eastern Otago, especially about the Catlins.  In Canterbury, the snow level may dip to about 500 metres soon after dawn on Saturday. In most places, less than 1 to 2cm of snow is likely to accumulate. Farmers should note that although snow amounts are not large, the combination of low temperatures, snow or rain and strong winds could stress stock. Also, travellers in these areas should be prepared for snow briefly affecting higher roads.

We were at a barbeque last night. Four layers of merino, gloves and a ski jacket weren’t enough to keep me warm.


October 8, 2011

7/10 in Stuff’s Biz Quiz.

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