Site Columns By Amy
February 26, 2001 - 2:59 PM

Hello World!

Well, today was certainly one for the books. Things started off only moderately bad today – catching public transport out to uni for the first time since moving house proved to be a somewhat frustrating experience – I missed the first two busses I’d intended to catch by simply being on the wrong side of the road for one and several kilometres away from the other due to my admittedly rather poor sense of geographical location. So, not only did I miss the busses, but I missed my first two lectures for the day and barely made it in time for my Statistical Databases and Analysis tutorial – fun fun fun – only to discover that I’d left all my unit materials at home. Joy.

The rest of the day seemed to go more or less well – aside from the fact that I’d not seen the weather broadcast and had chosen to wear full-length jeans instead of shorts or three-quarters and spent the entire trip home more or less plastered to the seat. But then, just when I thought I was safe, it was time for cadets – which remarkably passed more or less without incident… until it came time to send everyone home. The designated taxi driver to four of our cadets turned out to be a no-show (he bogged his car doing something stupid apparently), so myself and Alan were volunteered to drive them home. That went smoothly, right up until the point where we’d dropped everyone off and realized that we had very little clue how to get back to where we’d came from. Once we’d successfully negotiated that, fate chose to rear it’s ugly head once more.

Not intending the car to be driven more than the few kilometres between his house and Division, Alan neglected to ensure that we had sufficient petrol for the round-trip out to High Wycombe in his parent’s car… I’m sure you can guess what happened then. Yup. We ran out of gas at the intersection of Roe and Great Eastern Highways, a section of I’m sure any of my fellow sandgropers would recognise as a rather busy and dangerous intersection that no-one seems to bother to slow down for. To the right, up Great Eastern Highway is Greenmount Hill, a very notorious stretch of road after a road train lost it’s brakes heading down it and ploughed straight on through said intersection. On Roe Highway, where we’d stopped, there’s actually a small hill preceding the intersection to block the view of the road that people tend to whiz down. Anyway, to cut a long story short, we were stuck there for about an hour while we waited for a friend to bring a jerry can so we could get out of there, and in the mean time watched as five police cars, two tow trucks and a gas and electrical repairman passed by, none of them offering to help us move the car off the road, which we couldn’t do on our own, stuck, as we were, in the third of five lanes. (sighs)

So now I’m home and currently praying that nothing else goes wrong, like my computer… oh no… ;)

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On Friday the 26th of February, 1999, the major headlines of the day were as follows:

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  • Ratings for 'The Emperor's New Cloak' - Deep Space Nine kicked its final February sweeps off with a roar, storming out of reruns to claim a 4.6 rating, ranking 13th, the highest rating since "Treachery, Faith, and the Great River"'s 4.8 earlier this year. That 4.6 was up 22% over last week's rerun and 6% from the last first-run episode, "Prodigal Daughter" (4.3). Despite the strong performance, the show was still down from last year's "Who Mourns for Morn," which earned a 5.3.

  • Mania Reviews 'The Disease' - One of several reviews for the day, long time reviewer Michelle Erica Green was not very impressed with this episode at all.

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