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I have two brains.
Just found out that you can't save a Microsoft Word file with any more than 28,000 words. It's a bit pants.

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he's going to live forever, don't you know

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(Sat 17th May 2003, 12:10, More)

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» People with Stupid Names

I rhyme and alliterate - and highly recomend them both
I was named Barbie Brownie at birth.
'Brownie' is Scottish, and 'Barbie' is Mattelish.
At the age of 8 I began forcing everyone to call me Barbara instead of Barbie - fed up will relentless teasing.
I am forever plagued with 'how do you spell that?" type questions, and usually reply "like the cake" or "as in girl guides". Automated telephone answering services cause an awful lot of hassle. I have had to pay my electricity bill under the name 'Rowntree' because it's the closest the machine would let me get to my real name. I have also had mail addressed to 'Broonie', 'Beany', Beanie', 'Browlee', 'Browney' etc etc etc.
I find it all highly amusing.
(Thu 26th Aug 2004, 12:45, More)

» It was a great holiday, but...

Freak weather
I have very bad luck with weather.

Last year in March (freakishly cold if you remember), I decided that it would be a good idea to hire a house boat and tour the Norfolk Broads. It was a little chilly to say the least, and we woke up on the second morning to find the water where we were moored had frozen solid and we were stuck in the boat miles from anywhere, unable to move an inch.

Then I went to Texas and drove into the path of a flash flood - there was water about 5 feet deep flowing all around the truck with waves bigger than you get in the sea. I ended up stranded next to a pizza hut with all the staff sitting on the roof.

Then last month the plane I was in got hit by lightning on the way to New Zealand.

Incidentally, I also caught a sub-tropical strain of tonsillitis in a rainforest - but that was nothing to do with weather... probably evil parrots.
(Fri 22nd Apr 2005, 13:51, More)