Thought for the day: "Solutions are not the answer" - Richard Nixon

Sunday, October 31, 2004


Give me an L...

This weekend saw the joy, excitement and general lib demmery that is LDYS conference. It was my first conference in two and a half years but it only took a couple of familiar friendly faces and one person asking 'so what do the Standing Orders say about...?' before I felt right back in the thick of things. Amongst the several highlights of the weekend was Saturday night's karaoke - believe me when I say that it was nothing if not highly skilled; and it was not highly skilled. No seriously folks it was in fact highly comedic, and occasionally this was even intentional. My personal top five though would have to be:

5. Being called a bloody idiot in my first ever bash at chairing a session of conference.

4. Spending most of Friday night conducting seven different counts by STV in order to produce an ordered list of eight policy motions. Hey we all gotta have hobbies...

3. Narrowly managing to break up an imminent bout of fisticuffs during a fringe on re-nationalising the railways.

2. Apparently I withdraw procedural motions in a manner reminiscent of Conrad Rusell. Pretty much the nicest thing anyone has ever said about one of my speeches...

1. The fire alarm went off the middle of a debate. I rapidly trundled down five sets of stairs only to discover that I had left my wallet but remembered my copy of the constitution. Oh it sums up so much.


you are tiberius
Tiberius was the second emperor of Rome. His
mother wanted it more than he was. He had to
leave his wife to marry Julia, the daughter of
Augustus. He never really cared much for
politics. Later on in life, he moved to the
island of Capri, turning it into an island of
depravity and sex.

What Julio-Claudian Roman Emperor are you?
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My inner child is ten years old today

My inner child is ten years old!

The adult world is pretty irrelevant to me. Whether
I'm off on my bicycle (or pony) exploring, lost
in a good book, or giggling with my best
friend, I live in a world apart, one full of
adventure and wonder and other stuff adults
don't understand.

How Old is Your Inner Child?
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