Don't forget to let us know what you got up to Fox!
I knew you were joking Isidnar, but you gave me an opening to express some personal feelings about birthdays.
open day at the school with the usual 100's of parents attending. I am the science teacher in primary. I decided it would be interesting to cover expansion and contraction in relation to heat. Rice wine bottle at the ready with an egg inside which was part one of the experiment working as it should. (light a taper drop it in the bottle, put the peeled hardboiled egg on the top of the bottle and when the heated air cools it sucks the egg into the bottle) however to retrieve the egg is a harder task. You have to hold the inverted bottle whilst pouring hot water on it, air inside gets hotter and expands, therefore pushing the egg out. The school gave me a metal one handed clampy thing, you see the cooks use them to fish out things from boiling oil or water. anyway, it was far too light a thing especially on a wet slippery bottle, well, youve guessed it, the bottle not only fell on the floor smashing, but it hit the corner of the bowl which was used to catch the boiling water, so that too tipped over. i noticed several parents with video cameras and some pointing phones at me, so i assume i will be on youku now.
In fairness i did find a solution to retrieve the egg but it wasnt in the intended manner.
The evening was a lot more peaceful with dinner at the inlaws - good people. I was trying to setup a wireless router for them But i dont read chinese and i thought i would be able to figure it out, but alas, not to be. im determined to fix it on my next visit though.
So yeah, a day i wont forget easily.
Im not big on birthdays or anything that reminisces a passing of time. I just dont get it seems an ego feeding activity, but im happy to contribute to other. I do lean to the grumpy old man type though, but hopefully with a kind glint in the eye.