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Well, hardly an ode. Just a rant.

A couple of days ago, Ozzyfrog posted about people who buy houses near airports and then complain about the noise, but this hatred extends further for me – to anyone who follows a similar thought pattern. Near my house, people are starting to build these massive monstrosities, which they call “houses”, without a thought for the people living around them. Would they have bought a house in that street if it had been full of giant, blocky, concrete, generally ugly buildings? No. So why should they turn it into that? Grr.

Now, I shall leave them to their large houses and SUV’s, and move onto something else: Christmas!

I got lots of things :D, mostly little things. I got the usual Christmassy silly things, like chocolate, various little toys, etc, a few books (The Little Book of Scientific Principles, Theories and Things, Necropolis, Su Doku, etc), new RAM for my laptop, a box of those impossible metal toys that you have to untangle, Rubik’s cube, and a couple of other things.

I went to Gizmolio’s place in the morning, and we had foody things, then we went to another friend’s place in the afternoon, and at about 4 o’clock my family and I went down to my Uncle’s place, where we had a big family get together (not as big as some years, but still 18 people :D)

What did you get? What did you do? Where did you go? Post comments here! Please?

A certain friend of mine, (Ozzyfrog, to be precise) recently posted on his blog with a piece about his views on rock climbing. I am going to say, right now, that he is wrong. Rock climbing is a wonderful activity. While I agree that it in not something that I would do as a sport, I love indoor rock climbing. Outdoor is good too, but requires long trips to get to rock faces and is much harder. It is lots of fun, and you get a real sense of achievement when you get to the top.

As Ozzyfrog said, "mmm..."

As Ozzyfrog said,"mmm..."

When you get down, you just want to go straight up again. The only other thing that would be nice would be a nice cool glass of lemonade at the bottom (picture shamelessly stolen from Ozzyfrog).
He is very wrong about the safety features, too. For starters, someone would have to work pretty hard to sneeze for a long enough time for someone to fall to their death. Also, the way that the pulley system is set up means that even if they are not holding the rope, you don’t fall fast enough to get killed, or in most cases do any major damage at all. Another thing: what is Ozzy talking about when he talks about the 50 and 100 metre falls? That is the hight of some of the buildings in the CBD! At the rock climbing place I go to, the roof is 16 metres from the floor, and the rock walls are 10-15 metres.
I must end my post here, as I have to take the dogs for a walk, but for those reading, you know how right I am.

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