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I don't suffer from randomness… I, obviously, quite enjoy it!!

Driving Reaction Test Involving Sheep

I hope the link works…I enjoyed this as I am a lover of sheep…and no sheep were hurt in the making of this.
DRIVING  REACTION  TIME  FOR  OLD  AUSSIES
I know all of you are very good drivers, so here is a fun test to see how good your speed is!
The driving manual says the average driver’s reaction time is .75 seconds or 1 car length for every 10 mph.
Test your average reaction time. Be careful, this can be addictive! You will be surprised at how slow you really are.
JUST CLICK ON THE DART WHEN THE SHEEP STARTS TO RUN ….. THERE ARE 5 SHEEP
 
I don’t know how you did but I was rubbish.
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Here’s one for the male drivers

I have a GPS…

I have a little GPS
I’ve had it all my life
It’s better than the normal ones
My GPS is my wife

It gives me full instructions
Especially how to drive
“It’s thirty miles an hour”, it says
“You’re doing thirty five”

It tells me when to stop and start
And when to use the brake
And tells me that it’s never ever
Safe to overtake

It tells me when a light is red
And when it goes to green
It seems to know instinctively
Just when to intervene

It lists the vehicles just in front
And all those to the rear
And taking this into account
It specifies my gear.

I’m sure no other driver
Has so helpful a device
For when we leave and lock the car
It still gives its advice

It fills me up with counseling
Each journey’s pretty fraught
So why don’t I exchange it
And get a quieter sort?

Ah well, you see, it cleans the house,
Makes sure I’m properly fed,
It washes all my shirts and things
And – keeps me warm in bed!

Despite all these advantages
And my tendency to scoff,
I do wish that once in a while
I could turn the damned thing off.

Of course, I’m not like the wife in the poem…
                            
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Lumps of Cloud? I’m not sure…

Nice Fluffy Clouds

Nice Fluffy Clouds

Maybe I’m getting old. After all, I do seem to be finding fault in everything these days.

One such thing is weather forecasters on the TV and how they talk about clouds.

See what I mean, I have an opinion about all sorts of things!

Well, back to the weather reports and, as far as I am concerned, I get a little hot under the collar when I hear things like, “There are several lumps of cloud in the west” or “The weather’s quiet today.”

Firstly, I thought that clouds were formed out of water vapour and if I’m correct, this vapour is the gaseous state of water. Assuming I am right, (I don’t mind being wrong so feel free to correct me), this water vapour can’t be seen.

If it can’t be seen how can it be a solid? You can’t pick it up and hold it in your hands either so how can it be a lump?

Now I felt quite pleased that I thought that out for myself…

However,  I said that I thought that clouds can’t be called lumps but it has been pointed out to me, by my partner, that most clouds are formed by frozen crystals. Frozen water , (ice) which is also known as water in its solid state.

If that’s the case then I guess that clouds could be classed as lumps.

Still, despite knowing about the frozen crystals in clouds, I’m not convinced that the whole cloud, which is formed from these crystals, could be classed as a lump.

If they were lumps, how would aeroplanes manage to avoid them on a daily basis? Also, wouldn’t they fall to the ground due to their weight instead of floating gracefully?

Frozen water

These are lumps.

Am I making sense? The more I re-read this the more unsure I am.

Anyway, what I’m trying to say is that I don’t always agree when some people say things such as “Lumps of cloud.”

As for, ‘The weather is quiet today’ I can understand why they say that.

I don’t agree though, even if I do understand. That’s how I am these days. It’s petty, little things that ‘get my back up.’

It comes to something when I hear myself shouting at the TV, “THEY’RE NOT LUMPS.”

If you’re reading this thinking, “What is she going on and on about?”  then have your say. 

I’ve had my moan so, now it’s off my chest, I will just check the weather for tomorrow…

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