The Diary Of John
What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty and democracy? - Gandhi
Friday, March 12, 2004

Nearly the weekend!!

Finally the weekend has arrived, well nearly hahaha!! i have just one more class today and then i can go to planaltina to spend the evening with roberta who will be giving extra classes :-). At the weekend we get to be together too which will be great as this week we have been very busy and grabbing just little bits of time everywhere lol. I think this weekend will be mainly studying portugues along with many kisses to make up for ones that i didnt get to give to Roberta in the week :-). As you can guess. Roberta loves kisses hahaha!!

Im trying to install a new version of media player here so i can watch films from online (Streaming ones) but it keeps saying that i have to upgrade lol. I`ll try again and if it doesnt work just try it on another computer. This computer had so much crap installed on it that it was so slow with the dsl that i dial up connection was quicker. Something the students had setup on the computer was dragging it down and whatever it was they were using windows sql server to send and recieve stuff from the net. I guess they were hosting something from here, i found some half naked photos of what looks like one of the teachers so i wonder if they were doing something with them hahaha!! Whatever turns you on i guess right? :-)

Well kazaa is very slow today, i have been waiting ages for it to download some movie clips here. ill get them from the other school as they have a lightening fast connection there :-) Ill use it to get some books from online though as theycanbe compressed onto a floppy or i can email them to myself and pick them up at the lanhouse next week :-) Im trying to find online copies of His Dark Materials as i read that they are excellent but i cant seem to find any copies of them online anywhere. I will have to maybe hunt around the internet and see if i can find a site that has the files hosted instead of using kazaa.

I had better go and make it look as though i am doing something lol

posted at 11:11 AM by john |  

Wednesday, March 10, 2004

Im feeling so lazy today lol

you know when you have those days when you just dont wanna do anything? This is the sort of day that i am having today, i just wanna sit on my arse and do nothing. Its very humid this afternoon so maybe that is the reason why, even with my cold coke i am roasting here. The school lab doesnt have air conditioning :-(. Still i have just one more class to go here and then i will be home to planaltina and then after finally finishing my class there will be off to Robertas house for a while. I hope she has finished her excercises hahaha!!!

They have lost a secretary here at Sobradinho, to be honest this doesnt suprise me in the least. I cant see this one they have got as a replacement being much better as i havent heard her speaking any english and looks just like them other two, lazy and just sat talking to guys on the internet all day long. Sad init?? I just have six weeks here after this one though so ill be outta here and there is another ccaa that has groups that i can take so ill more than likely go there to give MEC classes. We will see what happens i guess right? :-)

I stumbles on a new website today that i think will be alot of fun. Its called Quia and it looks like a good place to create some stuff for students. I will have to try and come up with something we can use it for. I wonder if it can be downloaded to another site after the game is created etc? Will have to look into it..

I had lunch with Roberta this lunchtime, was wonderful to get to spend this time with her, we seem to be so close now. We spend so much time together doing just anything :-) The flowers and plants that we planted are doing just great and i will have to seperate them into some other pots as they are really growing fast now. The others that she brought for me are doing okay, a couple of them i think are dying but ill wait and see if they perk up first before i pull em out of the ground. I must get around to getting a camera for some photos mustn`t i? lol

Okay time to do some emails as i have class in less that 50 minutes :-)

posted at 1:54 PM by john |  

Monday, March 08, 2004

The search continues..

Well i am still struggling to find a decentish template, i found a site called blogskins that has loads on it so hopefully i'll find one there. I need to have time to look through them and see if i can find one that i like and thats easy enough for me to alter to suit my site lol. I suffer from a lack of html knowledge im afraid ;-)

I wanna prepare some stuff for my MEC4 group but i think that i left the disk at home.. or did i? lol Come to think of it i think that its here in my bag, if it is i can get the idiot secretaries here to print it out for me. Let me just check while i remember or it'll never get done. Well its not here so still on the computer in Planaltina. I must remember to get the secretaries there to print it off for me so i can use later this week as i will be well ahead of the schedule by then and ready for this extra stuff.

Okay back to my search lol

posted at 1:32 PM by john |  

Another day, another week..

Well as you can see i havent found a new template yet for my site, at the weekend though i was really busy and didnt get time to hunt around for one. Maybe later on i'll get a bit of time to find something new if the computer isnt being used. But i did add some funny stuff that one of my students posted to me :-). Hope you enjoy reading too and thanks Rosana :-)

The weekend was busy with classes in taguatinga and then straight home for a wedding. Was alot of fun although church weddings here are a little different from in the Uk and i didnt understand alot of it as they spoke too quickly lol. There was a part where everyone was saying something with their hands raised up, i followed along too until Roberta stopped me. I guess it must be something to do with the prayer ceremony. Was really nice though and alot more romantic than an english ceremony too. Afterwards the party started and then belive it or not at 3am they decide a bbq is needed but me and Roberta were just too tired to carry on and returned on sunday to have a bbq lunch there hahaha!! I'll try to get a couple of the photos copied or scanned so i can post here :-)

I just had lunch with Roberta, at the weekend was her grandmothers birthday party and they had a huge cake, but i couldnt eat as i had already eaten so much that day so at lunch time she brought me a huge piece of this cake that her aunt had made... It was delicious :-). Now im really full and will have to struggle to stay awake this afternoon lol

Okay time to go write emails and get some other junk out of the way :-)

posted at 12:16 PM by john |  

Can you imagine people saying this? lol

Question: If you could live forever, would
you and why?
Answer: "I would not live forever, because
we should not live forever, because if we were
to live forever, then we would live forever, but
we cannot live forever, which is why I would not live
forever," -- Miss Alabama in the 1994 Miss USA

"Whenever I watch TV and see those poor
starving kids all over the world, I can't help but
cry. I mean I'd love to be skinny like that, but
with all those flies and death and stuff."
--Mariah Carey

"Smoking kills. If you're killed, you've
lost a very important part of your life," --Brooke
Shields, during an interview to become Spokesperson
for federal anti smoking campaign.

"I've never had major knee surgery on any
other part of my body," -- Winston Bennett,
University of Kentucky basketball forward.

"Outside of the killings, Washington has
of the lowest crime rates in the country," --
Marion Barry, Washington, DC.

"I'm not going to have some reporters
through our papers. We are the president." --
Hillary Clinton commenting on the release of
subpoenaed documents.

"That lowdown scoundrel deserves to be
to death by a jackass, and I'm just the one to do
it," -- A congressional candidate in Texas.

"I don't feel we did wrong in taking this
great country away from them. There were great
numbers of people who needed new land, and the
Indians were selfishly trying to keep it for
themselves." -- John Wayne

"Half this game is ninety percent mental."

Philadelphia Phillies manager, Danny Ozark

"It isn't pollution that's harming the
environment. It's the impurities in our air and
water that are doing it." -- Al Gore, Vice

"I love California I practically grew up in
Phoenix." -- Dan Quayle

" It's no exaggeration to say that the
undecideds could go one way or another" -- George
Bush, US President

"We've got to pause and ask ourselves: How
much clean air do we need?" -- Lee Iacocca

"I was provided with additional input that
was radically different from the truth. I assisted
in furthering that version." -- Colonel Oliver
North, from his Iran-Contra testimony.

"The word "genius" isn't applicable in
football. A genius is a guy like
Norman Einstein." -- Joe Theisman, NFL
football quarterback & sports analyst.

"We don't necessarily discriminate. We
exclude certain types of people." --Colonel Gerald
Wellman, ROTC Instructor.

"If we don't succeed, we run the risk of
failure." -- Bill Clinton, President

"We are ready for an unforeseen event that
may or may not occur." -- Al Gore, VP

"Traditionally, most of Australia's imports
come from overseas." -- Keppel Enderbery

"Your food stamps will be stopped effective
March 1992 because we received notice that you
passed away. May God bless you. You may reapply if
there is a change in your circumstances." --
Department of Social Services, Greenville, South

"If somebody has a bad heart, they can plug
this jack in at night as they go to bed and it
monitor their heart throughout the night. And the
next morning, when they wake up dead, there'll be
record." -- Mark S. Fowler, FCC Chairman


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