Monday, December 29, 2003

java jive

Last time I checked it was 2 days 59 hours 3567 minutes 214038 seconds Melbourne time to 04.
There is a live updated applet version of the global countdown here (via the presurfer)...apparently...which boynton can't see as we haven't enabled java in the browser.
Only so much time to worry about parties and fireworks and resolutions.
I may be spending some time around some scientists, which may augur well if they've read the current edition of New Scientist.
A FORMULA to host the perfect party this festive season has been unveiled by two scientists. (via diversionz)
Alas the science seems to be pretty old stuff like table placement, spillage strategies and disguising instant coffee with the smell of roasting beans - which is your quintessential way of not enabling java.
Personally I'd better pace the fizz and heed this bit of bizarre science:
Not making a date with any of the first nine acquaintances you meet is a key feature of the formula.

Comments: java jive

So Ms B, you wont be repeating LAST year's NYE 'festivities'?
Posted by Nora at December 29, 2003 02:30 PM

think you forgot the wink there, Nora.
Apparently that's blogspeak for allegedly.
Posted by boynton at December 29, 2003 02:37 PM

you wonder why so many of them haven't got girlfriends? Girlfriends understand coffee.
Posted by David at December 29, 2003 08:07 PM

maybe if coffee is chemistry, or conversely less a science than an art?

either way this is probably the social mix produced by following the formula religiously:

might drive one to 'carpet wine'.
Posted by boynton at December 29, 2003 10:39 PM

Nothing like a cleansing jereboam of Chateau Shagpile.
Posted by Sedgwick at December 30, 2003 05:57 AM

Realise the 'carpet wine' bit came from another link to the article here:

re using white wine on red wine stains:

'Collect the white wine dregs when the guests have left and keep them for next time in a bottle labelled "carpet wine",' says Mr Eastaway.

Might work on the stains, but could be dangerous I'd suggest. Especially if the party was a dud, and the 10th guest was not worth the wait. ;)

Posted by boynton at December 30, 2003 01:18 PM

I will use other than Borax as advised by the doyeness of household stain removal techniques, Saint Martha Gardner. I have found that it will remove anything ... from stains on escutcheons to numbers on car engine blocks.
Posted by Sedgwick at December 30, 2003 01:30 PM

"nothing other" (Sorry Blessed Martha.)
Posted by Sedgwick at December 30, 2003 01:31 PM

combo of soda water and bicarb has always worked miracles for me.
Posted by boynton at December 30, 2003 01:32 PM

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