Friday, October 23, 2009

I don't....honestly!!!!!!!!!

The Law of Exclamation

First recorded in an article by Lori Robertson at in 2008, this states: "The more exclamation points used in an email (or other posting), the more likely it is a complete lie. This is also true for excessive capital letters."

It is reminiscent of the claim in Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels that the more exclamation marks someone uses in writing, the more likely they are to be mentally unbalanced.

According to Pratchett, five exclamation marks is an indicator of "someone who wears their underwear on the outside".

I do use a lot of exclamation marks.... but I wear my underwear on the inside...(if I'm wearing any at all!)

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

I'm trying to think of an analogy for this story....

but my little brain is too confused...

Vatican welcomes Anglicans into Catholic Church

The Vatican said Tuesday it has worked out a way for groups of Anglicans who are dissatisfied with their faith to join the Catholic Church

The process will enable groups of Anglicans to become Catholic and recognize the pope as their leader, yet have parishes that retain Anglican rites, Vatican officials said. The move comes some 450 years after King Henry VIII broke from Rome and created the Church of England, forerunner of the Anglican Communion.

The parishes would be led by former Anglican clergy -- including those who are married -- who would be ordained as Catholic priests, said the Rev. James Massa, ecumenical director of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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Sunday, October 18, 2009

All about Arthur...

Because two cats were not enough trouble...we've added a hound into the mix... meet Arthur...the bounciest Golden Retriever..ever...

This is what he does when he doesn't want to do something...

This is Arthur looking for the large stick that has been thrown into the ocean for him...he really is not the best Retriever...he never finds the stick and it always ends up with us going into the ocean to retrieve it..

He's also at the lovely age where he humps everything in sight... yesterday at the beach he decided that he rather fancied a little bit of action with a little German Pointer...he finally cornered her at the edge of a private swimming pool (part of two very expensive villas at Seminyak beach) and as he leapt on her, he slid off her back right into the swimming pool...he swam around in the pool in the centre for about 10 minutes before he came anywhere near the edge and I could haul him out...

He's ok with the cats...he's learnt not to annoy them...the Kitten and he I think will eventually be friends.. Chiang Kai-shek..forget it.. He is another source of food for the kitten who has decided she much prefers the crunchy dog food...