Saturday, October 31, 2009

Eat, drink and be scary!

"Proof of our society's decline is that Halloween
has become a broad daylight event for many."

- Robert Kirby -

Thursday, October 29, 2009

And these are the days of our lives...

I invigilated two back-to-back chemistry practicals today and I am absolutely knackered, mostly due to five hours of the following:
  1. Students not using the wash basin to dispose of various corrosive chemicals but simply emptying them out onto the floor because they aren't thinking rationally, thereby turning the lab into a chemical spill. Can you say: "Clean-up at aisle number four."
  2. Students almost setting themselves alight because they are daydreaming while holding a boiling test tube over an open flame with a wooden test tube holder which, subsequently, sets alight while you continually scream: "Blow it out, blow it out!" and they think you're referring to the bunsen burner. Now while this does give the entire classroom the aroma of a roaring fire in an African boma, it's a little bit unnerving when you're not actually trying to braai meat.
  3. Students forgetting to take out the cork stopper from the boiling test tube they are heating directly over an open flame, leading to random explosions of cork across the lab, narrowly missing many heads and sets of eyes with no promise of champagne at the end of it.

I love my job.

...Now put a cork in it.

Friday, October 16, 2009

A little dog I know...

Flowerpot dog says: "Pick me, pick me!"

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Quote: Jacques-Yves Cousteau

"When one man, for whatever reason,
has the opportunity to lead an extraordinary life,
he has no right to keep it to himself."

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Berry-Banana Slush

I made this divine treat for brekkie the other day....oh so yum and kinda healthy too! If you've checked the label of some commercial ice-creams lately, they seem to be the dumping ground for a lot of chemicals with scary E numbers. This is a rocking quick and easy homemade substitute.

  • 4 large bananas
  • 1/2 packet of frozen mixed berries (I use the ones from Woolies)
  • 100ml evaporated milk (a.k.a. Nestle Ideal Milk)
  1. Zoosh together using a food processor (I have one of those mini ones that came with a stick blender, and it works very well).
  2. Chuck it into two bowls and smul lekker with someone you love!
P.S. Forgot to take a photo because I was too keen to eat the finished product, so I found one that approximately shows the consistency...although it is slightly more on the ice-creamier side than the pic.

When you're just NOT in the mood to be "good" and make your OWN ice-cream, I highly recommend Woolworths' Simply Chocolate Chocolate Ice-cream (it comes in a 1L black tub).


Thursday, October 01, 2009

Quote: How I Met Your Mother

Season 1, Episode 4, The Return of the Shirt:

Marshall: 'Oh, my god. Are you alright?'

'What happened to you?'

'Told the truth, turns out the truth has a mean round house kick.'

'Oh, man.'

'Oh, well you did the right thing. I’m proud of you.'

'I’m bleeding internally.'