miscellany

15th October
2008
written by tom

Number 53 of “Stuff White People Like” is Dogs. Here is my favourite:

dogs are considered training for having children. … This will prepare them for responsibility by having another creature to feed, supervise it’s bathroom activities, and to love.

The arrival of children will not result in said canine’s displacement. The dog “remains as the most important member of the household” because “white children will eventually hate their parents, but dogs will love anyone who feeds them”.

20th September
2008
written by tom

Now that Bacchus has nutured himself to pee outside, we’ve decided to cancel our subscription to The Straits Times.

7th March
2008
written by tom

This looks like a blog. But, in fact, it’s not. It’s everything else.

25th December
2007
written by tom

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1st June
2007
written by tom

It was a fantastic wedding! Thank you all for coming. Thanks also for the many well wishes and Blessings. As we’ve had requests from Monkey 4, we will be putting up photographs on this site within the next 2 weeks.

For now, Jen and I are in Mexico on our honeymoon!

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24th May
2007
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Three more days! Jen and I are very excited and looking forward to the Big Day.

My parents, however, are incredibly stressed by the whole affair. Spare a thought for them as we party the weekend away. A lot of time and energy have gone into the planning of this wedding but please excuse us for any error, however small, or inconvenience that may occur during the celebrations. We’ve tried to think of everything and plan for every contingency, but we just know that we’ve forgotten something, or someone!

24th May
2007
written by tom

Michelle and her band will perform on Saturday. She is quite a performer, with a delicious vocal character that glides across a large repertoire. Her rhythm section is also note-worthy: strong and distinct. Check their site – ByMich.com

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6th May
2007
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Just so you know, Manchester United are champions of England.

Again.

4th May
2007
written by tom

Honeymoons are strange things, aren’t they? It’s supposed to be … what, exactly? According to this site,

The original purpose of the honeymoon was to keep the captive wife hidden until the groom could get her pregnant.

Nice. Very Neanderthal, to-the-point, and not quite correct. Another, more credible theory (supported by the Online Etymology Dictionary) captures the term’s ambiguity as well as the fleeting nature of 16th century life:

Honeymoon – The word first appears in the 16th century. The honey is a reference to the sweetness of a new marriage. And the moon is not a reference to the lunar-based month, but rather a bitter acknowledgment that this sweetness, like a full moon, would quickly fade.

So, where will you find Jen and I after tying the knot? (We hope you won’t find us at all).

Believe it or not, we’ve found the perfect spots, somewhere that allows a degree of seclusion and adventure. We plan to spend 14 days in Mexico and Cuba.

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22nd February
2007
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Times are hard for married folks, but this site takes the (wedding) cake. Called WeddingBetting, it displays profiles and photos of couples and asks you rate their chances of finding true happiness.

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19th February
2007
written by tom

Apparently, the 26th of May is an auspicious day to get married. Even better, it appears that this year – the year of the Golden Pig – is especially good for both of our Chinese Zodiac signs.

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