I have a cold.
But first, I had a surprise birthday party which worked really well. It involved Alex, Connor*, Dave, Emma-Jean, Fiona, Gavin, Graham*, James, Jenny*, Jimbo, John, Kate, Linda, Liz, Mark, Matt, Narayan, Peta, Polly*, Rob*, Seema, Shy, Simon, Terence
and my ma not letting on, and they didn’t. Then I picked up my pa from Sydney and gave him a lift home to Woy Woy, which was nice. Then I visited Mike, Jo, Nils and Koko in Sydney, and Andy came down from Townsville to visit too. We had fish and chips and birthday cake; also some of us saw The Visitor
. While in Sydney I visited Nola; we went to see The 39 Steps
and had dinner with Heng and Iona. Later I gave Emma-Jean a ride back to Canberra and we had a dinner party with Dave, Fiona, Gavin, Jimbo and Simon; the plat du jour
was bison pie! Also, salutations to Chris F and Werner who I heard from for the first time in a long time.Follow the time management lady.
I was to attend the second part of Operational Muppetship today. It would have revealed how to fit the remaining four and a half hours of the section about time management into a session which is already scheduled to run an hour and a half over time. However it has been rescheduled to a new timeslot after the other two sessions.
I can see where they are going with this: the other two sessions will be swapped; then one will be cancelled, the time management session will appear to be rescheduled to the vacant timeslot but will be dropped behind the table and replaced with a new session while the audience is distracted by the cancelled session being reinstated in the later timeslot; then the first and last sessions will be swapped. It will appear the time management section is now in the next session. When it turns out not to be there anybody who asks will be assured it is in one of the two later sessions. When it turns out not to be there either anybody who asks will be assured it was in one of the earlier two sessions. The fact it will have been scheduled in every session at some point, including the cancelled one, will complete the obfuscation. The half hour spent on the topic in the first session is overplaying the hand, in my opinion.Formal informality.
From Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary
: “the three Rs” [informal] used to refer to the basic areas of education: reading, writing and mathematics.
*Some folk appeared courtesy of the photomontage wallpaper on my new laptop computer in my new messenger bag. Thanks everybody.