Thursday, October 13, 2005

Resting, boink and micro pingpong.

1. Hearing a story about a five year old girl, who told her teacher that she didn't want to go back to work after breaktime. She was told that she really did have to go back in, to which she responded: 'When I am at home and I get tired of doing something, I have a sleep, and that is what I would like to do now.' Very sensible if you ask me.

2. Office games. We have discovered that if you throw a ball of paper at the ceiling fan, it bounces off in a random direction. Hours of fun.

3. As it was raining, we played table tennis at lunchtime instead of going out. It turned into micro pingpong -- the idea is to bounce the ball into Wolfy's snooker trophy put in the middle of the table. It's harder than you might think.


  1. Where's the boink?
    4. Having an afternoon lie-down when you're not a kid.

  2. I once worked in an office, where behind my desk was a radiator/air conditioning unit with a powerful upward blowing fan. I hit on the idea of placing two or three objects on top of the grill of a shape that would allow an upturned empty plastic coffee mug to be suspended in the upward draught, and held in suspension. It would float there helplessly caught in the draught.

  3. A friend of mine has a little boy who just started school. On the first day, he was thrilled about this new place. But by the end of the week, when he arrived at school, he looked around unenthused, then turned to his mother and said "Here again?"


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