BEHIND THE MULLOCK HEAP: Quirky tales
Baked not fried...
These particular crisp, savoury treats have certainly lived up to their advertising: "baked not fried":
Elder child was trying to hide the last box from a younger sibling who'd already gone through one box in an after school session. It wasn't until mum had the oven cranked up for 15 minutes or so in preparation for roasting that night's vegetables that a strange smell started issuing from the oven - and the hiding place was discovered. Elder child had forgotten!
WE are alien...
Local business's French celebrity's daughter was singing the song 'We are Australian'. Daughter proudly singing out loud didn't realise she had changed the words to 'We are all Alien'
In a recent effort to boost publicity for a Gympie Show fundraising event, a Miss Dairy entrant turned to Facebook. After creating her event page she noticed there was no response.
Miss Dairy racked her brain until she looked to her settings and realised she had set them to private.
Local office technology-challenged worker was scanning a document to her email and was swearing at the copier, waiting for her document to print out. Helpful colleague reminded her that it was a scan not a paper copy. And yes she is blonde.
We interrupt this program...
While watching a program about animal home videos on TV, Mullock Heap Dobber noticed her fur-baby completely engrossed. This was unusual because she had never seen him pay much attention to the TV before. All was fine until an animal leapt at the camera, causing the feline viewer to claw his way up and over her shoulder. Ouch.
LOCAL lad says the Australian bush is getting ready for Broadband and has already worked out some of the buzzwords.
He's providing the following glossary of terms:
LOGON: Adding wood to make the barbie hotter.
LOG OFF: Not adding wood.
MONITOR: Keeping an eye on the barbie.
DOWNLOAD: Getting the firewood off the ute.
HARD DRIVE: Making the trip back home without any cold tinnies.
KEYBOARD: Where you hang the ute keys.
WINDOWS: What you shut when the weather's cold.
SCREEN: What you shut in the mozzie season.
BYTE: What mozzies do.
MEGABYTE: What Townsville mozzies do.
CHIP: A pub snack.
MICROCHIP : What's left in the bag after you've eaten the chips.
MODEM: What you did to the lawns.
MOUSE: A small rodent.
MAINFRAME: What holds up the shed.