Billy Joel concert

Wow. Just wow. On my scale of best concerts I've been to, this pulls a number 2, just behind the Rolling Stones and just ahead of Bon Jovi.


In order of preference, here's the list of concerts I've been to (off the top of my head):

Rolling Stones (Ellis Park, Johannesburg)
Billy Joel (Coca-Cola Dome, Johannesburg)
Bon Jovi (Johannesburg Stadium)
David Gray (Coca-Cola Dome, Johannesburg)
BT 10th Birthday Bash (Docklands Arena, London)
Wet Wet Wet (Sun City Superbowl, Sun City)
Just Jinger (on the playground of some school in Johannesburg)
Melanie C (Carnival City Big Top Arena, Johannesburg)
Faithless and The Prodigy (Coca-Cola Dome, Johannesburg)
Westlife (Coca-Cola Dome, Johannesburg)

Westlife is at the bottom because they probably lip-synched, and were on for only 80 minutes. They'll be at the bottom of the list for ever.

What was that line again?

Public Service Announcement:

Here are the chorus lyrics for "I Don't Feel Like Dancing" by the Scissor Sisters. Now it makes sense!

But I don't feel like dancin'
When the old Joanna plays
My heart could take a chance
But my two feet can't find a way
You think that I could muster up a little soft, shoop devil sway
But I don't feel like dancin'
No sir, no dancin' today.

Don't feel like dancin', dancin'
Even if i find nothin' better to do
Don't feel like dancin', dancin'
Why'd you break down when I'm not in the mood?
Don't feel like dancin', dancin'
Rather be home with no one when I can't get down with you

You can thank me anytime.

Dare to Live like a Millionaire

My fiance and I will be at Monsoon Lagoon, Emperor's Palace Casino, on Friday 3 November 2006 to see if we've won the competition (see related link). I can't wait!


Earlier when I wrote about my idiocy, I wasn't quite aware what "in the draw" meant.


Oh, and PLEASE STOP CALLING ME! You know who you are. I've been deflecting calls since my name was called out. I am taking my fiance to the party, and if I win the competition, I'm taking him with me. That's final!

Quote of the day

"Be careful if you go searching for 'Chuck Norris Facts' on the Internet, because some are just not appropriate for kids." – Chuck Norris


I've been completely idiotic today.

Before my exam, I wanted to drink some Coke because I was thirsty, so I took the bottle out the fridge, and when it opened, about a glassful ended on the floor.

On the way to my exam, I took a "shortcut" that ended up being a longer trip than the normal route.

On the way back home, I missed the road I normally take and ended up on Beyers Naude and had to turn back.

In the meantime, I entered the latest competition on Highveld Stereo, got home in time to listen to the radio, then forgot to turn it on.

Two SMSes later (thanks Chris and mother dearest), I phoned in and was the third caller out of three, so I missed out on the R1000, but at least I'm in the draw.

Talk about idiocy. I should be more focused.

Chinese Proverb

I'm writing an exam on Learning and Teaching Strategies in the Adolescent Years at 2pm today. In my study guide I came across this Chinese Proverb:

Tell me, I forget.
Show me, I remember.
Involve me, I understand.

Applied Mathematics

Vampires are impossible, according to a physics professor at the University of Central Florida. Costas Efthimiou's debunking logic: "On Jan 1, 1600, the human population was 536,870,911. If the first vampire came into existence that day and bit one person a month, there would have been two vampires by Feb. 1, 1600. A month later there would have been four, and so on. In just two-and-a-half years the original human population would all have become vampires with nobody left to feed on. If mortality rates were taken into consideration, the population would disappear much faster. Even an unrealistically high reproduction rate couldn't counteract this effect."

See related link.

Microsoft Upgrade Assurance

Consumers who purchase a Windows XP computer between 26 October 2006 and 15 March 2007 qualify for an upgrade to Windows Vista. Depending on the operating system version the user is upgrading from, the copy of Windows Vista will either be free or at a discount.

The same goes for Office 2003.