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23 responses to “Lazy Sunday”

  1. Terangeree


  2. Clytie Siddall

    The dog is flaked out on the floor. He seems to have it all worked out. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. jumpy

    Played a lovely, it erratic, game of golf in in good company.
    Couldn’t adjust to the newly scarified greens.
    I dislike greens that are slow, bumpy and untrue, although everyone deals with the same conditions on the day, so it’s fair.
    Got home and planted out some tomatoes, mulched and liquid fertilised.
    Now? Footy and beer, what else?

  4. jumpy

    if not it

  5. Fran Barlow

    I seem to have developed a head cold … My throat is sore and tickling and all the other usual symptoms. ๐Ÿ™

    I managed to complete level 74 of “Candy Crush” on the iPad. Hubby and I have been trying that one for three weeks. It’s amazing how something so trivial can be so satisfying when you achieve it.

    It’s a basic spawn-style app, with iconic “candy” pieces to line up and make explode. At level 74 “chocolate” begins invading your space and so you have a goal and an invasice constraint.

    It occurred to me that one of the features of this game was that whether you fail to complete the level or succeed, you’re never sure how much difference your carefully contrived moves make to your success or failure. Given that the spawn feed is randomised it might well be that that every move you chose was as good a move as you could have chosen, yet inadequate or that some move you made that was inferior on general principles turned out to be the move that secured you the completion of the level. Even the app’s available data is much too complex to model beyond a couple of iterations — for me anyway. You guess and hope but you will never know.

    In a way, this is a little like politics. Most of us who care about public policy do our level best to see the general patterns of social arrangement through which various types of human interest are realised and on that basis propose responses we regard as likely to stack the game in favour of cultural precepts we support — equity, inclusion, autonomy, self-discovery and insight and so forth.

    Yet we can’t ever be sure things will work out as we planned because the modelling is much too complex and some of the salient data can never be available to us at the moment decisions need to be made. All we can do is make guesses (hopefully informed ones) and hope that the uncontrolled variables work in favour of our hopes.

    All this from a game on an iPad … ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. paul burns

    Had a late breakfast -rye bread with asparagus, tomato and ham. Wrote another paragraph of ch. 10 of my book. Typed it up. Had lunch – same as breakfast, except with seasoned pork. Grapes for desert. Surfed the net. Had a sleep. Surfed the net. Had an Easter egg. Looking forward to Dr. Who tonight.

  7. Robert Merkel

    Having a go at a Coursera course about “surviving disruptive technologies”, partly because I’m interested in the topic, partly to gain an understanding of a potentially disruptive technology for the industry I’m in – MOOCs.

    Been quite interesting so far, though there are certain aspects of the content I’m a bit skeptical of and the limited interaction with the lecturer means that you sometimes don’t get your questions answered.

  8. Helen

    A cold rainy walk on Mt Dandenong then a picnic lunch at the ultra beautiful Doongalla Homestead picnic ground. Back home to watch Vamps with the daughter and demolish a Lindt bunny. And no work tomorrow! Aaaahhh…

  9. Russell

    Another weekend lost to that sisyphean task known as gardening. Time, money, cuts, scratches and sprains …. all to end up where you began!

    I’m preparing for retirement (if that ever becomes financially feasible) by trying to spend now to avoid big bills later. So, the old garage in the back yard, always a home for rats, will go and be replaced by a room which will provide the right roof for solar panels, and lower power bills.

    The front yard has been devastated because I’m having the power cables put underground. Hugely expensive, but if the suburb gets done later on, I won’t have to pay it then. You know those kind of plants that just spread? They’ve been spreading out there for the last 20 years. I have pulled out a pile the size of a car of mother-in-laws tongue. And another of self-spreading tecoma. And another of creeping raphiolepsis. Hacked off vast amounts of hibiscus, oleander, frangipani and pomegranate. The future may involve large amounts of paving.

  10. mindy

    Did all the mowing, picked a washing basket full of apples, tidied up in the garden, cleaned the chook yard, hid easter eggs for the kids, hung out some washing, and did one of those jobs that you think about doing for months and then when you finally get around to doing it takes about 5 minutes and is so much easier to complete than you ever imagined. Tomorrow I plan to spend as my lazy Sunday. Hoping to make it through Dr Who tonight before flaking out on the lounge.

  11. Brian

    Yesterday we went to APT7 which finishes on 12 April. Stupendous! One of my favourites was titled Paradise Lost, a painting by a Kashmiri artist based in the UK occupying a whole wall (it took 10 years to complete). From a distance it looked like an amazingly beautiful natural scene. Up close animals were attacking other animals and ripping them apart.

    Not artistically the best, but amazing.

    In another display an artist had covered the whole room, including floor and ceiling, with Farsi (Persian) script, scrambled to be meaningless.

    Many works were very bold, but embodied themes of loss, disintegration and dispossession, I thought.

  12. Salient Green

    Had a great day pruning apricots listening to Macca followed by the blues festival on ABC then some great stories and Glen Hansard on radio national. Yes it was work but on a balmy Autumn day it didn’t seem so.
    Tried chilli chocolate for the first time, ‘fiery chilli’ supposedly but it was wussy, barely noticable. It was packed for woolies.

  13. nottrampis

    As I say at my blog, go and see Lincoln.

    It is a superb movie

  14. Debbieanne

    The rain has almost stopped from a lovely storm(here in Ipswich at least)might not be so lovely else where. Was a large system, got about 25mm.
    Only up to level 60 in Candy Crush, from 52 earlier today ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. faustusnotes

    nottrampis, I saw an excellent documentary on Lincoln’s life, Abrahalm Lincoln Vampire Hunter, which I reviewed on my blog. The institution of slavery makes perfect sense to me now.

    I was supposed to go to another cherry blossom viewing today but it’s 8C outside so I cancelled. Instead, gonna watch the last two episodes of Episodes, which I am nearly convinced is really deeply sexist, and probably episdoe 3 of Top of the Lake. In the warm.

  16. Paul Norton

    Today, on Easter Sunday, I regained my ability to run and my mobile phone regained its ability to function. Must be something about this resurrection business after all. I also travelled out to Rosewood for a very ample bistro lunch at the Rising Sun Hotel (aka the Bottom Pub). Finally, I got an SMS from some dirty crooks telling me I’d won $360,000 in “Nokia FreeLotto”.

  17. Terangeree

    The children (ages 11 and 7) got their first Easter. Hidden eggs, and too much chocolate.

    A work colleague visited to relieve me of an 80+ year old silky oak cot (’twas my mother’s) and the old kitchen table and chairs (circa 1947, with a laminex top), as well as an old gossip chair which seriously needs reupholstering. My beloved wife — a native of Tottori — would be quite happy if I got rid of all of the old art-deco and older furniture in the house and replaced most of it with the products of Ikea.

    Thence to Wynnum, to discover that the mangrove walk has been closed due to apparent concerns over its structural integrity.

  18. Damian (Quog)

    Roast shoulder of lamb, roast chook, and roast veg; yes, a veritable roast-fest. Niece and nephews suitably plied with chocolate as well. Now awaiting the new Dr Who which will be starting soon (in the west at least). No spoilers.

  19. paul burns

    Watched Dr. Who. Then Underground :Julian Assange Story. Pity about the commercials in the latter. Was okay, though.

  20. jess

    Went and played coach for my wife doing her dressage tests, then a nice long run along the rail trail with the horse trotting along side.

    Not quite at this stage yet but it was very enjoyable.

  21. Terangeree
  22. j_p_z

    Bought a tiny but beautifully-done oil painting with a cheerful optimistic theme, to give to a friend who is undergoing chemotherapy.

    Art is good. I mean, real physical individuated works of art, that were personally done by an artist, not reproduced. They give off good energy. Art is healthy for humans to have in their homes.

    Go treat yourself to some real art, you can buy lots of nice stuff for not so much money. There was a time when Jackson Pollocks were fairly inexpensive after all.

    It’s good for your health, and good for your soul. Well, in the long run, same thing.

  23. akn

    Spent Easter break camping high on Barrington plateau with HSC age son; we put a dead chook, gut opened, into an orange bag and suspended it over the top of a deep pool on a trout stocked stream so when we go back, during the upcoming school hols, we knowwhere the trout will be. Thought about installing a net under the chook, under the water line, but decided that this would be unfair although generally all is fair in the struggle between man and fish. I was impressed by the level of recognition and acknowledgement that Aborigines get in the National Parks signage.