Monthly Archives: April 2003

More good quotes

And this time I DO know who they belong to. Both are from Bill Cosby in the May 2003 issue of Reader’s Digest.

RD: “What do you think about what’s on TV, in terms of general quality?”

Cosby: “Well, this is my answer and it is going to be very short: I always find myself going back to The Weather Channel.”

RD: “How do you feel about affirmative action, in light of the recent University of Michigan case? What does affirmative action amount to today?”

Cosby: “… It has always been my belief that if people in the audience connected with what I said, and if they are laughing at what I am saying, then where is our difference? They always saw the color of my skin. I didn’t turn white while I was onstage. Yet if you’re laughing at what I’m saying, and we’re connected, why am I a person who has to have affirmative action to keep you honest?”

In my opinion, NBC will never make another sitcom as good as The Cosby Show.

Fun quotes :)

Being a woman is a terribly difficult trade, since it consists principally of dealing with men. – Joseph Conrad

A blunder at the right moment is better than cleverness at the wrong time. – Carolyn Wells

Truth or tact? You have to choose. Most times they are not compatible. – Eddie Cantor

Note: I don’t necessarily know who these people are.

another trip to aussie land

I’m going to Australia again.

I read a page last fall about a program which allows Americans (and people from a few other countries) to work in Australia for up to 4 months. I thought it was a neat idea, but no way was I gonna apply to work there till I’d actually seen the country. And then I went in October to visit for 11 days, I liked it. And when I got back, it was cold, and my job sucked, and my 15-year-old dog had died while I was gone, and my car had a flat tire, and I wanted to go back. I did some math and figured out that I could indeed afford to go on this program if I really worked at it.

So I sent my application on a Friday in January, received an affirmative reply after the weekend was over, mailed in my visa application with supporting documents and my passport the first week of March, and received all my materials, including my passport with a big visa sticker on page 10 authorizing me to work from June 19, 2003 until October 19, 2003, two days ago. So everything’s official now, except I still have to pay off a credit card and buy a few supplies for the trip (mostly stuff for my laptop, like a new CD-ROM drive, modem, and possibly a spare battery). Anyone interested in my itinerary can go look at it. All that’s there right now is flight information. Probably won’t be much more than that for quite a while, since I don’t know where I’ll be working or what hours or even what kind of job.