Not too much has been happening lately on the home front. Just the good old feeding calves every day - half way through our sixth week, doing the odd milking wherever I get it, studying when I can stay awake, and trying to keep up with the blogs and emails, so life is somewhat busy but not!
I say to talk about the weather - it's been odd. Raining one moment, sunny the next, then it'll come over black again and we'll find ourselves hiding from the downpour.
I won't say no to a good amount of sun in winter though, quite often you could find me stalking the house seeking it out. On the step into the kitchen until about 10 o'clock, I fight with Pippa over a good warm spot while I have breakfast after work. Sadly though, it doesn't touch my room at this time of year, but Mum and Dads room gets infiltrated with it, thus in the afternoons I fight with both Pippa and Frodo, over the prime postition - at least I don't need to join them ripping up the exposed underlay on the floor... o.O
Mostly, the calves are good. A little tedious every now and then but some days they can be great. There's this one calf, she reminds me of Pippa at times, she'll look over at me so I'll open up my arms and say "come here!" and she'll bounce over to me. Okay, so she sees me as someone to suck on, but she's still pretty sweet - so I won't flick her off too quickly!
I have been wondering about something lately though, and it got me thinking. There are so many high speed car accidents lately - typically from people going too fast and then losing control, but surely it can be prevented? Basically, I was thinking about portable GPS's and the inbuilt ones in cars nowadays - they can bleep and carry on when you're going over the current speed limit. So why is there not something in your car that can withhold excessive speed? If these GPS's can figure the speed limits, then surely the car could have something that does that too, also why can cars go so fast, when they're designed for day to day driving? Yes, I can understand for places like the Autobahn, but in little old NZ and similar places where our max speed limit is 100km/h, why is there not a speed break in the accelerator? Something that prevents over-speeding...? I know full well that our cars are imported, so it would be difficult to do something for one country but not for another. But they design cars for left and right side driving, why couldn't they create something that is there that can be altered by the maker for whatever country they're going to?
Or in general, why are they still designing motors in cars in this way, they're doing all this inbuilt breath testing units, and the ability to start the car by simply pressing a button. High speed accidents happen continuously, so why aren't they doing something to prevent or lower it? Just a thought.
And a quick note to Xj, while I was driving home today I suddenly remembered a dream I had last night. So jolly weird, but hey, that's my head for you! Basically for some reason, I was sitting an external English exam, that I had literally done nothing for, I didn't even know what I was meant to be doing in it. So it was the day before the exam, and you know how you can look online at the previous years exemplars? I believe they take them offline the day before the exam happens, so in my dream I couldn't even go online to get a slight gist of what I needed to do - gosh, talk about totally strung out. I knew when I was working this morning that I'd had some form of out there dream, but I couldn't remember until I was nearly back home. All I can think is that my nutty head combined the need for me to do my two assignments with what I'd read on Xj's blog that day and thought to itself, "hey! This will be funny, watch this!" and my ears lean in to have a good listen and my mouth just sits there laughing to itself. Lol
I can't wait until summer!!