July 26th, 2001

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J had a bad day today - waiting around for reboots, and sorting out stuff when it rebooted. So I persuaded him that he should let me take him out to dinner :) I had a bit of an upset tummy, so we didn't go to Spice2 which would've been my first choice, instead we went to Pizza Express :)

After that we went and had a drink while waiting for the bus, and saw a bit of Big Brother on the telly - I've not seen any of it so far, and this did not inspire me to watch any more ;) Oh and we got to find out that Helen is a brainless twit, just like the papers had said she was.

After this 'excitement' we headed off home and watched most of a program about the fall of the ancient Egyptian civilisation. It was quite a good program - and first of a series about ends of civilisations. But it was a little 'gee whiz', and they had one special effect that was really annoying - when the voice over said something EXCITING or SHOCKING the image on screen flashed between colourmaps a couple of times (I think it was positive to negative). The basic theory was that there was a mini ice-age at that time, and this caused widespread famine for a decade or so and thus the collapse of that civilisation. The evidence came from all sorts of things - like how far icebergs travelled at that time (down to Ireland).

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