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I’m off – again!

I am exhausted, a wreck, wrung out, I am drained. I have just finished watching the Wimbledon Men’s Final complete with rain breaks, several complete turnaround of fortunes, complaints from Texas about the organisation and weather (you know who you are) and finally a stunning victory by Rafael Nadal after an awesome and tightly contested match. A classic, classic match. I was torn as to who I wanted to win, I like them both so much but there was a wonderful winner in Rafael Nadal. Spain is on a roll this year…

And very gracious in defeat, he so nearly won – and he will be back, my hero, Roger Federer.

I must also mention, a young lady who won the Wimbledon Girls’ Singles title, Laura Robson – A BRIT!! Who would have thought. 14 years old and already carrying the hopes of an entire nation….poor thing!

So Wimbledon is over – what shall I do? Make some books maybe? I am dying to get back to doing something creative – at least until the Olympics start…. However, my #2 son graduates from university this week so we are off to Leeds for a few days. Before I go, I thought that I would post a few bits and pieces I have come across while roaming around the internet. This first, is a cool music video. Those of you who are Mac users will recognise the OS X desktop and marvel at how they did this…

I am desperate to see the movie WALL.E which doesn’t come out in the UK until 18th July but here is the trailer I found on Youtube.

and this is a preview of the Pixar short which precedes the film

and finally for the mathematically inclined, some pie charts…

This one is a depiction of things Rick Astley wouldn’t do…

Bye for now. I am off to be the proudest mum in the country. Expect much boasting and fab photos when I get back…

20 responses to “I’m off – again!

  1. strugglingwriter July 7, 2008 at 2:24 am

    Have a great time at the graduation.

    I love those pie charts. The Rick Astley and Meat Loaf ones cracked me up!

  2. Creechman July 7, 2008 at 4:39 am

    That Laura does not look fourteen.

  3. 70steen July 7, 2008 at 8:43 am

    can’t wait for Wall.E either aw how cute.

    Have a great time up Norff you must be sooo very proud :-)

  4. Diane July 7, 2008 at 9:54 am

    Paul – I will do my best! It will be lovely to spend time with both my gorgeous sons – and my ex :-/
    The pie charts are fun aren’t they!

    Creechman – she is very mature for her age. Apparently, she invited Marat Safin to the Winner’s ball (and who wouldn’t!!!!) but he sent a very sweet letter saying he wasn’t able to be there! Aim high I say….

    70steen – Wall.E is getting such good reviews, I’m dying to see it.
    I am a very proud mum indeed. Just need some nice weather….I haven’t got a summer posh coat so if it rains I’m going to get very wet…..

  5. Creechman July 7, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    Hilarious pie charts.

  6. Daddy Papersurfer July 7, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    You’re either couch potatoeing or dashing …….. the only way to be! Very clever video with the lovely Mac desktop – I think I’ll have go myself………. now go and be a proud Mum.

    [BTW – your feeds seem to be down – luckily I was passing – tee hee]

  7. 70steen July 7, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    I know they have TK max there that do fab umbrellas .. I am realing here as a norvern gal has forgotten how bloody dismal it can be up Norff and forgot the essentials.. posh frock…. wellies and umbrella :-D

  8. Jenny July 7, 2008 at 11:37 pm

    We wouldn’t want it any other way, luv. I have no doubt your pride is more than justified! Those pie charts are hysterical!

  9. scratchbags July 8, 2008 at 7:51 am

    Hey Diane,

    Have a great time. the Pixer short is hilarious.

    PS- I tried watching the third video but it says that ‘the video is no longer available.’

  10. Diane July 8, 2008 at 8:52 am

    DP – as long as I’m not couch dashing…. *woosh*

    70steen – forecast just gets worse and worse….

    Jenny – my boys are rather fab, if I do say so myself…. :-)

    Scratchbags – I think I have fixed it now – for the time being…. :-(

    Now – I’m off -*woosh* (to quote DP)

  11. Daddy Papersurfer July 8, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    I’ve been quoted!!!! ……… is that good? ……..

  12. lili July 10, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    You have a Paulo Coelho’s blog link here
    Did you know Paulo Coelho is probably the WORST Brazilian writer? He really sells lots of books and he is the most famous Brazilian writer around the world, but…

    But all the critics HATE HIM.
    And 90% of people who has more than two neurons too.

    Machado de Assis – No Brazilian writer is more fascinating than Machado de Assis (The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas, also known in English as Epitaph for a Small Winner; Quincas Borba, also known in English as Philosopher or Dog?)
    Joao Guimaraes Rosa (The Devil to Pay in the Backlands)

  13. burntmaze July 10, 2008 at 7:20 pm

    that was a fantastic, absolutely fantastic, match. i watched every second of it. waaaahhhhh, it was great.

  14. Diane July 10, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    DP – being quoted on a prestigious blog like this? Of course it’s good :-D

    Lili – well, thanks for that! I have read a couple of his books and must confess, as an avid reader with more than two neurons, I rather enjoyed them! However, I am always open to suggestions and will definitely check out your recommendations! :-)

    burntmaze – it was fabulous! I wanted it to end in a draw as it didn’t seem fair that either should win, they both played so well, but on the day, I suppose Nadal just edged it. Quite stunning….

  15. RennyBA July 13, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    Sorry I’m late – wishing you the most wonderful trip up North and are looking forward to the updates!

  16. perpetualplum July 17, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    You’ve been busy, busy busy! I went through and looked at your previous posts. It sounds as though your having a great summer.

    Wall-E was cute! ;-)

  17. 70steen July 17, 2008 at 11:35 pm

    oooo where have you gone D??

  18. Diane July 18, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    Renny – it was a great trip – highlights in my latest post!
    Have a great weekend :-0

    Sue – I have been busy….in the nicest way!
    #2 son is desperate to see Wall.e, we are going to see it on Monday when he gets back from a rugby trip. I just hope it’s as good as he is expecting it to be!

  19. Teresa July 19, 2008 at 1:52 am

    Dear Diane, you always manage to crack me up! Just trying to sneak in some blog reading between laundry and mail sorting (2 weeks’ worth can be a LOT of mail), and I’m glad I came here. The pie charts really made me laugh. ;)

    I was so sad to see Federer lose. I much prefer him over Nadal because he doesn’t do the loud grunts. I stopped watching tennis (women’s anyway) for years because I couldn’t stand Monica Seles’ screams. And also, Federer is so darned good looking *grin* and seems like such a gracious and sweet guy overall, not just in losing.

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