Feb 29 2008

Things that make you go hmmm

Published by at 6:30 pm under random

Winning a trophy that looks like a toilet seat.

Hyundai a-league Trophy



Sydney’s weird summer weather

* wettest summer in 6 years
* no days over 31 degrees (surely not?) – first time since 1956
* average max temperature only 25.2 degrees – coldest summer since 1996-97
* lowest average sunshine since 91-92 (6.7 hours per day)


Making hair bands out of used c0nd0ms

Reports from China that used c0nd0ms are being used to make hair bands. Just so wrong.


Early Easter Facts

Does Easter seem early this year? Well it should – it hasn’t been this early since 1913, and we won’t see another one this early in our lifetimes (it doesn’t happen again until 2228)! Elizabeth from Scarlet Words has all the full early Easter story.


Finding a spider in your bottle of water (via Hugh Martin)

Spider in a bottle of water



Picking the wrong club to rob

Hehe – if you are going to rob a club, it’s a good idea to make sure there isn’t a monthly bikers “motorcyclist enthusiasts” meeting with 50 in attendance.

The things kids say

Miss 4 – “Oh. My. God.” (Let’s hope that one doesn’t slip at her Christian school 😮 )
Miss 6 – “Mum, tuna is so last year”.
Miss 4 – “I was being sarcastic you know”
Me: “What do you think Thomas would like for his birthday”?
Miss 4 – “Oh, I’m sure he’d loooove an Action Finger” (complete with wiggling finger)

20 responses so far

20 Responses to “Things that make you go hmmm”

  1. Peteron 29 Feb 2008 at 7:14 pm

    LOL! This post cheered me up…especially the kids part.

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  2. Nicole Priceon 29 Feb 2008 at 7:55 pm

    Trophy that looks like a toilet seat… LOL. Surely the designer must be squirming reading this.

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  3. Lighteningon 29 Feb 2008 at 8:18 pm


    Love the “tuna is so yesterday” quote. 😀

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  4. Tiffanyon 29 Feb 2008 at 8:56 pm

    LOL Meg,
    That was a funny post.
    Love the trophy and the kid conversation!

  5. jenon 29 Feb 2008 at 8:59 pm

    A good collection of hmmms there Meg. I watched the bikers chasing out the robbers on the news last night. How would you be? Never robbing anyone again I hope.

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  7. Babyamoreon 29 Feb 2008 at 10:22 pm

    hilarious quotes and trophy … and the weather facts I am sure we had some hotter days in the ‘west’.
    Those bikers catching the armed robbers -priceless !

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  8. Gemishton 29 Feb 2008 at 10:56 pm

    All great, but I like Miss 4’s comment about the action “finger”. Thanks for the laugh :)

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  9. Snoskredon 29 Feb 2008 at 11:38 pm

    eew the water!

    I still remember that spider in the kids ear thing, and the rice krispies sound.. that was making it hard for me to sleep, but now I will be compulsively checking future water bottles. :(


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  10. Maritaon 01 Mar 2008 at 7:04 am

    “Action Finger”, someone at your house watching the “Upside Down Show” ?

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  11. Kelleyon 01 Mar 2008 at 2:54 pm

    There you go with the freaking spiders again Meg!!! :)

    Oh how that ‘robber’ story cheered me up! But the no days over 31C? You lucky lucky bastards…..

    Kelley’s last blog post..…..and now for something completely different.

  12. Meg's SiSon 01 Mar 2008 at 2:59 pm

    You’ve missed another good one, Meg. What was Miss 4’s response to the comment directed at her: “You are such a comedian”….
    Miss 4’s reply: “But I don’t change my colour.”
    Hopefully haven’t misquoted the story from g’ma too badly.
    LoL, SiS.

  13. Bettinaon 01 Mar 2008 at 3:00 pm

    action fingers huh? lolol

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  14. Megon 01 Mar 2008 at 3:19 pm

    Thanks guys – glad you enjoyed the hmmms :)

    Babyamore – yes, it sure felt hotter – perhaps they’re just referring to Sydney city?

    Snos – eeew, seriously? I thought being buzzed by a mossie was bad enough. What concerns me most about the spider in the water bottle is that it’s entirely visible. What if you were drinking a can of soft drink….? 😮

    Marita – that’s highly likely. Do they use that phrase on the show?

    Kelley – note to self – NO MORE SPIDER STUFF. Happy? 😉 😀 yeah, I though people moved to Melbourne to enjoy the “milder climate”.

    SiS – You got it close, but I didn’t forget about that one.

    MM (to Miss 4) – Oh you’re such a comedian! Do you know what a comedian is?
    Miss 4 – Yes, it’s an animal that can change its appearance so it can camouflage.
    MM – What?
    Me – I think she’s talking about a cham-e-leon

  15. Meg's SiSon 01 Mar 2008 at 3:49 pm

    Thanks for the correction. Even better story with the “MM” angle 😉

  16. Ianon 02 Mar 2008 at 11:57 am

    When I saw the soccer trophy I thought it was an ugly trophy, but did not make the connection to a toilet seat until you pointed it out. Surprising actually, given my normal predisposition to toilet humour!

    Ian’s last blog post..Its still just a Commodore

  17. Gerrion 03 Mar 2008 at 5:17 am

    The hair bands thing. Now that is just so WRONG!!!

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  18. swollenpickleson 03 Mar 2008 at 9:53 am

    Toilet seat trophies aren’t that bad. At least they can provide an ongoing use, rather than just gathering dust on a shelf.

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  19. Nicole Priceon 04 Mar 2008 at 6:11 pm

    Trophies are just not meant to be used that way!

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