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The Dickson College Year 12 Breakfast

November 23rd, 2005 at 07:55pm

This morning at 8am, Dickson College held their annual year 12 breakfast (with no sign of the annual Canberra Times journalist). Rather than catching a bus to the event, I decided to walk (I took Nattie for her morning walk around 6am), I left home at about 7:15 and arrived at 7:55. When I got to the event, the canteen manager made an unexpected comment, she announced that she had heard me on the John Laws show the other day (I received a similar comment later in the day, and earlier in the week by email), this prompted a discussion between people who were in the vicinity at the time about Van Nguyen and the phone call.

The breakfast itself was quite good, with plenty of nice food, I personally had a slice of toast, some bacon, scambled egg, a croissant and a hash brown. This is quite a large breakfast for me, considering that I usually settle for a couple slices of toast or a bowl of cereal, but I did work up a bit of an appetite with the 30 minute dog walk and a 40 minute walk to the college. The breakfast also had a somewhat traditional speech from a former student, unfortunately this speech was neither motivational, uplifting or particularly interesting, but that’s just my view, it did appear that quite a few people genuinely enjoyed the speech, personally I was wishing he was a talkback caller and I could just cut him off, but alas I had to listen, fortunately the breakfast had coffee.

I received a large shipment of Ubuntu Linux 5.10 CDs for x86, Power PC and 64 Bit platforms yesterday and took to distributing them to people who would be able to find a good use for them, people who are genuinely interested in Linux and Open Source Software. During the day I met my former boss who admitted to breaking the network with no way of fixing it, that was amusing.

I also managed to get Stargate Atlantis series 1 & enough of series 2 to tide me over until Channel 7 decided to screen it again, thankfully this means I will not have to wait for Channel 7 programming to allow me to see if and how the team manage to save Atlantis from the Wraith.

Overall the day, and the breakfast, were very good, and I must say it is very nice of the Dickson College staff to hold this function every year.


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  • 1. troydanger  |  November 24th, 2005 at 1:26 am

    Hi Samuel. I have added you now to my blog bookmark page since I check on your blog everyday. I use Safari as my browser and I have noticed with the professional blogs they have their own icon before the url. I have given it much thought and think that you too should have an icon.

    Moreover, I think that you should choose five possible icons and then have a reader poll to see which icon you should use. The icon should in the most resplendent of ways, embody and all of its panache.

  • 2. cunninglinguist  |  November 24th, 2005 at 12:57 pm

    Hi Troy! This is a cool blog, yes?

  • 3. cunninglinguist  |  November 24th, 2005 at 1:00 pm

    Hi Samuel, I hear that the Spin Starts Here crew want to meet you and possibly interview you. You’ve got quite an obsessive following over there. Do you think you’ll do an interview? It could be quite fun I reckon!

  • 4. Samuel  |  November 24th, 2005 at 1:01 pm

    I was thinking about having an icon the other day, and I might just do it, thankyou for the suggestion.

    cunninglinguist, thankyou for the “cool blog” comment!

  • 5. Samuel  |  November 24th, 2005 at 1:18 pm

    I have been emailed with their offer and have declined, I’m sure they will post my full reply.

  • 6. troydanger  |  November 24th, 2005 at 3:34 pm

    Yes cunninglinguist this is a cool blog. Multi faceted I might add. I did enjoy hearing Samuel talk to John Laws. If I painted of picture of what was in my mind when hearing them converse I would paint an near perfect copy of the Sistine Chapel. In particular the fresco with God and Adam.

  • 7. cunninglinguist  |  November 24th, 2005 at 5:00 pm

    Umm, troydanger, I don’t think they compare. God and Adam were sans clothing (except for little sheet/loin cloths). I’ve been in the Chapel and seen it with my own eyes

  • 8. Doris2cc  |  November 25th, 2005 at 8:18 am

    CL, I don’t think Troy was referring to the physical appearance or clothing of the individuals involved, but rather to their standing in the world and the importance of the interaction. God and Adam is a good analogy… or maybe something of God and Jesus…Gesthemane perhaps…

  • 9. Samspam  |  November 25th, 2005 at 10:08 pm

    I also agree this is a cool Blog. I have already listed it in my favorites.


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