June 30th, 2008

Adventure before dementia

What Gender Is A Computer?

Someone has just e-mailed this to me ... LOL!!!
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A Spanish teacher was explaining to her class that in Spanish, unlike English, nouns are designated as either masculine or feminine.

'House' for instance, is feminine: 'la casa.'
'Pencil,' however, is masculine: 'el lapiz.'

A student asked, 'What gender is 'computer'?'

Instead of giving the answer, the teacher split the class into two groups, male and female, and asked them to decide for themselves whether computer' should be a masculine or a feminine noun.
 
Each group was asked to give four reasons for its recommendation.

 

The men's group decided that 'computer' should definitely be of the Feminine gender('la computadora'), because:

1 No one but their creator understands their internal logic;

2 The native language they use to communicate with other computers is incomprehensible to everyone else;

3 Even the smallest mistakes are stored in long term memory for possible later retrieval; and

4 As soon as you make a commitment to one, you find yourself spending half your paycheck on accessories for it.



The women's group, however, concluded that computers should be Masculine ('el computador'), because: 

1 In order to do anything with them, you have to turn them on;

2 They have a lot of data but still can't think for themselves;

3 They are supposed to help you solve problems, but half the time they ARE the problem

4 As soon as you commit to one, you realize that if you had waited a little longer, you could have got a better model.




The women won.
 
Adventure before dementia

True Love Exists!

Just to prove that True Love does exist!  I had seen this before - but it still made me smile! 

The love story of Ralph and Edna. 


 
Just because someone doesn't love you the way you want them to, doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.


Ralph and Edna were both patients in a mental hospital. One day while they were walking past the hospital swimming pool.
Ralph suddenly jumped into the deep end. He sank to the bottom of the pool and stayed there.
Edna promptly jumped in to save him. She swam to the bottom and pulled him out.


When the Head Nurse Director became aware of Edna's heroic act she immediately ordered her to be discharged from the hospital, as she now considered her to be mentally stable.
When she went to tell Edna the news she said, 'Edna, I have good news and bad news.
The good news is you're being discharged, since you were able to rationally respond to a crisis by jumping in and saving the life of the person you love.
 I have concluded that your act displays sound mindfulness.
The bad news is, Ralph hung himself in the bathroom with his bathrobe belt right after you saved him. I am so sorry, but he's dead.'

Edna replied, 'He didn't hang himself, I put him there to dry.  How soon can I go home?'
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DJ - plaited!

Once He Was Awake He Was Great ... But ...

... When we left Toni's I did wonder if he had left his brain in his field.

DJ had been a good boy when he came in and while I was grooming him.  He was fine as I tacked him and got on ... but as Smudge & Toni, he & I left the garden ... things changed!

We headed towards the forestry ... and just past the gate DJ's brain was elsewhere!  Mind you everything happened all at once -
    a)  Smudge stopped to "lift his tail"
    b)  A man walked out of the opposite drive.
    c)  A car came behind us, and a van in front.
    d)  There were 2 chickens in the hedge ... and then another decided to cross the road in front of us ...
So at that point all jokes about chickens crossing the road were too much for a poor boy ... Heading back home seemed the easy option ... well, until he realised that was getting him told off 

So, he deided on the lesser of many evils and "walked" up the road!

After that he was actually very good - well, except for trying to avoid his favourite oily patch on the road!!

We didn't go as far as we had planned as Smudge was tired!  He had changed fields over the weekend and eaten toooooooo much.  So after about 10 mins along the track we turned back and headed home.

So, overall it did DJ good, as once he was awake he really walked out smartly ... he doesn't realise it, but chances are he will have to go on a diet soon, so some steady fast walking will have done him good.

The carrot he had on the way back to his field, he shared with me ... so again better for his waste line (and I was hungry - but I only told him he was sharing!!)

 
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