Saturday, January 31, 2004

cockroach free for one whole day but...

...i'm sure that whatever was used for the cockroach slaughter is poison. my handwashing compulsion has had a workout today. the disgusting smell is bad enough, but i'm worried that everything i touch will contaminate me, so have washed my hands at least 30 times today... it has also left me wheezy and coughing... if it is no better tomorrow, i will stay at miss e's place and wait for the fumes to subside.

speaking of my treasured friend, she took me under her wing tonight, invited me over for dinner and fed me bagel crisps with olive dip for starters then risotto and salad. i supplied some yummy 'connoissieur cookie cream commotion' ice cream for dessert and we watched the 'brassed off' dvd - it made us both cry, but at least it wasn't soppy and smoochy.

i forgot to mention last night that the wonderful adam gave me a copy of my favourite tears for fears cd - the seeds of love - my original was loaned to a friend and never seen again. now i have another one and can play it forever. thanks adam - your taste in music is impeccable, except for bloody delta... 8)

Friday, January 30, 2004

a pleasant day despite the massacre...

up early to finish preparing for the cockroach massacre. after letting the bugman into the flat, i went into the city to have a look about and see if i could spend my $25 grace bros voucher - i'm finally over my impulse buying days - despite looking at dvds, cds, books, shoes and clothing, the voucher remains unspent! there was nothing that i really, really wanted...

i then went to visit baby g and her mother. a very peaceful afternoon drinking tea, gossiping and watching this adorable child be adorable.

came home to the disgusting stench of whatever was used to rid my flat of the unwanted guests and an awful lot of dead bugs lying about. had quick shower, got gorgeous and then went to meet mrs jane and went to harold park for the 10/30 night. met up with adam and jim (mr jane) and proceeded to spend $107 of the free $120 given to us for our entry fee of $10 each. didn't gamble too much - after losing on the first 3 races, decided it was a waste to spend any more.

despite the cockies, i'm very blessed to have such fabulous friends who make me laugh and make it all worthwhile.

i'm off for my beauty sleep now. a big day ahead, washing all the stuff from the kitchen cupboards and putting it all back where it belongs...

Thursday, January 29, 2004


thank goodness it's thursday... a vile day at work. the serious job hunting has started. i have no desire to stay around for much longer. i hate job hunting and all that goes with it, particularly interviews, but it has to be done... here i come...

the theme for today is crash - i spotted 3 car accidents on the way home - 2 in my street. two of them with minor road rage - the parties involved yelling and shaking fists at each other. the 3rd involved a disagreement with a car and a bus... the bus won... it makes me glad i don't drive or own a car...

despite all this, a 13 dog day brought a smile to my face...

tomorrow is the great cockroach slaughter of 2004. tonight and tomorrow morning i'm going to warn all the little roachies to get out while the getting is good. if they don't take my advice, well that's their problem.

Wednesday, January 28, 2004

17 dog day...

yeah!! thanks to the universe for providing a 10 dog trip to work and another 7 on the way home. on that note, i have to link to this!

mildly happier today. an early night probably helped. that elusive 7 hours of sleep was easy to find last night.

miss e came over tonight so that we could celebrate wednesday with the leftover cider and champagne from new years eve. we took the health kick one step further and had kfc for dinner... i know i sound like a broken record, but that girl is a total treasure and everyone should have a friend like her.

p.s. if you the person from the domain who has spent at least 3 hours in the last few days perusing my wee bloggy, please take a moment to leave a comment. i don't bite...

while i'm at it, here are the Wednesday Whatevers

1. Have you ever wondered if it's all really worth it?
yes, on a daily basis and on a bad day, hourly... today, mmm... definitely
2. Do "inspiring" quotes really inspire you, or just annoy you?
some of the cheesier ones make me want to chuck up, but there are a few that can inspire. (couldn't name one right now...)
3. Why do you go to school?
um, i don't... i left school on september 12, 1977. bloody heck, i'm old... most people weren't even born then...

with apologies to tuesday, here's the latest in
chick chat   Jammin' !
1. All time favorite song?:
too hard!! it changes on a daily basis... all time top 5? west end girls/pet shop boys, baker street/gerry rafferty, i'm not in love/10cc, head over heels/tears for fears, eloise/barry ryan (hands up any one who remembers that one, even the cover version by the damned...) even that top 5 could change tomorrow if i remember another song... (30 seconds later, a whole bunch of other songs have come to mind... too tired to list them but think aussie 70's stuff...)
2. What was your wedding song?:
um, never married... probably wont... if i do, it will probably be something totally inappropriate...
3. What's your favorite band?:
would have to say new order, but there are sooooo many others...
4. Name a song that rocks your world when your angry?:
me, angry? ha ha ha... anything loud and raucous that i can howl along to...
5. Rocker you admire the most?
probably david bowie, so much talent, so gorgeous and still going strong.

Tuesday, January 27, 2004

too tired...

tnt with jt has left me tired, teary and too tired to do a serious blog.

i'm sure tomorrow will be a better day.


Monday, January 26, 2004

my, what big posts you have...

a day of big posts... here is another...

a totally wasted monday. i have spent waaaaay too long on the net, aimlessly surfing around the world wide whatever. what else am i supposed to do on a day off work??

i did get offline for 2 hours to write the answers to this interview thingy. i found it over at charlies and there are heaps of links to other interviewers and interviewees. the questions change according to where you choose to ask for them... (i'm kinda wishing i'd asked elsewhere, that charlie has one active mind 8)

here we go:

1) You've just met a new person, and want to let him or her know what you're like. However, the only way to communicate with the person is to let him or her 'replay' all of your activities for an entire day. Which day from your life so far do you choose to tell this person the most about your personality? (Or at least, the most about what you want him or her to know!)

mmm… starting to regret this interview thingy… to recall just one day from the 15555 days and (as i post this) 10 hours & 17 minutes that i have so far spent on this planet…

meanwhile, i have just had a vision of my 29th birthday… it involved sex, drugs and rock’n’roll, exotic cuisine and heroic sporting feats on an international level… well, i was actually in london, playing pool in a pub in islington and for once, i played well and won a few games. there was a lot of alcohol consumed, several hours of snogging with a gorgeous canadian man, watching a videotape of rage sent from home and a good aussie bbq (everything was burnt…). as far as i recall, it is the best birthday that i’ve had, ever, and i’ve had 42 of the little buggers…

that was easy!

2) In your house, you hang a new frame on the wall. The frame is six feet by six feet, and can act as a portal to watch what's happening at any one place in the world, life-size and in real time. What place do you choose to monitor, and why? (For bonus points, would your choice be different if you could also choose any time in history to 'start the clock'?)

i will answer the easy part first (lust for bonus points…) i would definitely choose the time in history to start the clock and it would be that initial moment at the beginning of our beautiful planet – the big bang. i’m hoping there is a kickass video recorder or tivo thingy with a bloody big hard drive (not yet available here in oz so not sure of the technical terms) attached to capture these historic events for future reference. (my apologies to all those scientists who’d be out of a job if this were to really happen…)

now, the location… i’d love to bend the rules and change this screen to some high tech 4x4 ‘picture in picture’ jobby with a remote control that needs it’s own manual just to operate it and be allowed to choose up to 16 places but bending the rules is probably not allowed… blethering here, stalling for time trying to think of ‘the place’… mmm… my questions, my answers, so it will have to be my home town, sydney – the most beautiful city in the world…

having said all that, i’ve always marched to the beat of my own drum so i’m going to change the rules. that screen now has a 4x4 ‘picture in picture’ capability and matching remote control. the top left screen will always display the expanding history of my beloved sydney, the other 15 will be for the pleasure of all those out of work scientists but they are not allowed to fight over the remote.

3) An alien spaceship lands beside your house. The occupants of the ship arrive at your door, and wait silently for you to bring them one object to indicate your intentions. Do you play their little game, and bring them something from your house? If so, what is it, and what are you trying to tell them? And if not, what do you do instead?

aarrrgghhh… killer questions, charlie! where do you get them from?

now, do i assume that i’m living where i am now, because if so, the little green men would get to the security door downstairs first and may not press the right intercom button for my flat… even if they do, i might not answer it. for a variety of reasons, i don’t always answer the intercom – particularly if i’m not expecting visitors or if my self or my surroundings are not in any fit state to accept visitors… ah, the joy of screening… calls, visitors, stupid interview questions…

i guess that in the spirit of the game, i will have to assume that there are no barriers to the aliens getting my attention.

i would bring them:
a) a musical instrument, because music is the universal language
b) a street directory, so they could find their way around sydney
c) a camera and snap off as many shots of them as I could – no one would believe it had happened otherwise.

4) You're given a device that will allow you to 'rewind time' for thirty seconds. If you use it, you'll be able to return to thirty seconds in the past; no one but you will have a memory of the first events that happened, but you can change anything you want about how you originally behaved or spoke during the thirty seconds. So, how would you use your new toy, and why?

i’m nothing if not honest… this one is easy. without giving too much away (and there will not be a q&a session with the author after this), i’d go back to a 30 second space somewhere in the hour before i lost my virginity and make a different decision… let’s just leave it at that.

5) Let's say, for the sake of this question, that ouija boards actually work. And that many years from now, after you die, someone contacts you using one. Given that people using these things have an attention span of... oh, let's say twelve letters, what do you choose to say to them? How does your answer depend on who's contacting you, and who do you _hope_ tries to look you up in the afterworld?

having whiled away many a wasted hour on ouija boards as a child and being scared completely out of my wits, it would have to be something scary but relevant to the people contacting me. trying to fit it into 12 letters is the hard part… it’s also very hard to answer this because i’m still alive and have several more years ahead of me (i hope…) so i could be excluding a lot of people that i haven’t met yet who might one day change my life in a way that would change my response to this question… (she’s blethering again, trying to think of a better answer…)

i would hope that the people contacting me have a healthy disrespect and disbelief in the spirit world and think they are playing around with a toy. when they ask who is it that they are talking to, i’d spell out ‘jim morrison’ and use my spirit power to make the all the doors in the house spring open and then slam them shut (or just slam them shut if they are already open…) i wonder if they would they even get the reference?

glad that's over...

if you want to join in the fun, follow these five simple rules:

1 - Leave a comment, saying you want to be interviewed.
2 - I will respond; I'll ask you five questions.
3 - You'll update your journal with my five questions, and your five answers.
4 - You'll include this explanation.
5 - You'll ask other people five questions when they want to be interviewed.

it's time for...

1. The one kitchen appliance I just could not live without is my kettle - can't live without a cup of tea.
2. My desk always looks like a cockroach convention centre, but not for much longer :).
3. The clocks in my house are always any number of minutes fast (and/or slow).
4. The one television program I just can't stand is most crap american sitcoms... (i know that makes it more than one [about 5 million actually] but if they'd stopped after the first crap one, my answer would have been easier to explain).
5. The one television program I try to never miss is nothing in particular - i don't watch a lot of tv, it's mostly on for background noise.
6. When it comes to housework, I really hate cleaning... there is no other word to add here....
7. If I could re-design my living room, the first thing I would do is make it bigger.
8. I wish I had a bigger living room in my house flat.
9. When someone points a camera at me and says 'Smile!' I usually scowl and say 'get that f*cking thing out of my face...'.
10. I expect I'll have my income tax done by the end of july.

Australia Day

my most received email this week (with thanks and giggles to whoever first wrote it...):

We are the people of a free nation of blokes, sheilas and the occasional wanker (usually named Jim). We come from many lands (although a few too many of us come from New Zealand), and although we live in the best country in the world, we reserve the right to bitch and moan about it whenever we bloody like. We are One Nation but divided into many States.

First, there's Victoria, named after a queen who didn't believe in lesbians. Victoria is the realm of Mossimo turtlenecks, cafe latte, grand final day, and big horse races. Its capital is Melbourne, whose chief marketing pitch is that "it's liveable". At least that's what they think. The rest of us think it is too bloody cold and wet.

Next, there's NSW, the realm of pastel work shorts, macchiato with sugar, thin books read quickly and millions of dancing queens. Its capital, Sydney, has more queens than any other city in the world and is proud of it. Its mascots are Bondi lifesavers that pull their Speedos up their cracks to keep the left and right sides of their brains separate.

Down south we have Tasmania, a State based on the notion that the family that bonks together stays together. In Tassie, everyone gets an extra chromosome at conception. Maps of the State bring smiles to the sternest faces. It holds the world record for a single mass shooting, which the Yanks can't seem to beat no matter how often they try.

South Australia is the province of half-decent reds, a festival of foreigners and bizarre axe murders. SA is the state of innovation. Where else can you so effectively reuse country bank vaults and barrels as in Snowtown, just out of Adelaide (also named after a queen). They had the Grand Prix, but lost it when the views of Adelaide sent the Formula One drivers to sleep at the wheel.

Western Australia is too far from anywhere to be relevant. It's main claim to fame is that it doesn't have daylight saving because if it did, all the men would get erections on the bus on the way to work. WA was the last state to stop importing convicts and many of them still work there in the government and business.

The Northern Territory is the red heart of our land Outback plains, sheep stations the size of Europe, kangaroos, Jackaroos, emus, Uluru, and dusty kids with big smiles. It also has the highest beer consumption of anywhere on the planet and its creek beds have the highest aluminium content of anywhere too. Although the Territory is the centrepiece of our national culture, few of us live there and the rest prefer to flyover it on our way to Bali.

And there's Queensland. While any mention of God seems silly in a document defining a nation of half arsed sceptics, it is worth noting that God probably made Queensland, as its beautiful one day and perfect the next. Why he filled it with dickheads still remains a mystery to this day.

Oh yes and there's Canberra. The less said the better.

We, the citizens of Oz, are united by Highways, whose treacherous twists and turns kill more of us each year than murderers We are united in our lust for international recognition, so desperate for praise we leap in joy when a rag tag gaggle of corrupt IOC officials tells us Sydney is better than Beijing. We are united by a democracy so flawed that a political party albeit a redneck gun toting one, can get a million votes and still not win one seat in Federal Parliament. Not that we're whingeing, we leave that to our Pommy immigrants. We want to make "no worries mate" our national phrase, "she'll be right mate" our national attitude and "Waltzing Matilda" our national anthem (so what if it's about a sheep-stealing crim who commits suicide). We love sport so much our newsreaders can read the death toll from a sailing race and still tell us who's winning. And we're the best in the world at all the sports that count, like cricket, netball, rugby league and union, AFL, roo shooting, two up and horse racing. We also have the biggest rock, the tastiest pies, and the worst dressed Olympians in the known universe. Only in Australia can a pizza delivery get to your house faster than an ambulance. Only in Australia do we have bank doors wide open, no security guards, or cameras but chain the pens to the desk.

Stand proud Aussies - we shoot, we root, we vote. We are girt by sea and pissed by lunchtime. Even though we might seem a racist, closed minded, sports obsessed little people, at least we feel better for it.

I am, you are, we are Australian!

P.S We also shoot and eat the two animals that are on our National Crest!!!!

No other country has this distinction!

HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY - January 26, 2004.

Sunday, January 25, 2004

long weekend!

woohoo!! australia day public holiday tomorrow!! rostered day off next friday!! 3 days of work wedged between two three-day weekends - what a life!!

here are this week's

  1. Political:: correctness
  2. Concentration:: camp
  3. Fish:: & chips
  4. Lunacy:: lunar sea
  5. Red:: shoes
  6. Imply:: suggest
  7. Recognize:: don't i know you from somewhere?
  8. Sexist:: pig
  9. Commercial:: television
  10. Stricken:: ill

sleepier sunday...

so much for having a life and watching a dvd last night... ET was on the tv so i decided to watch that instead. i was snoring my head off on the couch before it even started and woke up 3hrs later with a fuzzy head. went to bed and managed to sleep without tossing and turning first. woke up at 6.30am and couldn't get back to sleep so dragged myself from my nest. probably a good idea as my mother came to visit today, to help me unpack all the kitchen cupboards - the pest control man is coming next friday to carry out wholesale slaughter on the 15 trillion cockroaches that have made their homes in my cupboards and drawers... the summer heat has caused a population explosion and it has gone beyond bearable. i know it's not good for my karma to sanction the deaths of these creatures, but i've had enough. if i described to you how bad the problem is, you would probably be sick, so i will keep it to myself 8( basically, my kitchen things, the stuff from my desk drawers and the stuff from the cupboard in the bathroom are all now in sealed plastic bags in the living room. once the massacre is complete, i will have the task of washing everything and putting it all back in a clean, roach free environment. i wont miss the little buggers at all 8)

the lovely miss e came over to lend a hand and say hello to my mum. that girl is a treasure - she bought me a lovely coffee on her way over.

going out for birthday drinks at the labour club with the now ancient at 43 years of age harryo this afternoon - he has a birthday voucher for a free meal and there is a prize draw for member's with birthdays in january. mjr may come along too.

i have an blog interview to work on and will post the answers here sometime soon. check out this to see what i'm talking about and have a read of this guy's site - funny stuff.

Saturday, January 24, 2004

sleepy saturday...

slept in till 8.50am today - sheer luxury...

went to see '21 grams' with miss e this afternoon. an excellent film with a truly astounding performance by naomi watts. sean penn was fabulous as usual but i've always had a soft spot for him, even his more interesting roles like jeff spicoli and mr madonna... another soft spot reserved for benicio del toro - such gorgeous eyes, you could drown in them. i managed to get a free ticket for the film - the ritz stamps a card each time you buy a ticket and after buying 5, the 6th movie is free - i was up to number 6! yippee. celebrated my good goddess luck with an ice cream from sugarplum after the movie - it's probably a good thing that they've moved away from their previous shop directly opposite my place - the marble crunch ice cream is soooo addictive - i have to walk further to get one now...

ran into my old neighbour on the way home. she moved to queensland about 5 years ago and is living locally again - it was great to see her - we've planned to catch up soon.

had a quick chat with colorado tim this afternoon. another treasure who never fails to make me smile.

many thanks to the universe for blessing me with such fabulous people in my life 8)

well, i'm tired and sick of the internet... i'm going to do the unthinkable and get away from the computer and pretend to have a real life for a few hours. i might even watch a dvd and eat dinner somewhere other than my desk...

i might be back later, and i might not... byeeee...

and the winner is..., i don't know - an unknown referral from ip address 80.82.0.# - thanks for dropping by!

shirl from the other side was number 999, which is a pretty cool number - many thanks to shirl for my ladybird image, all her kind words and always having good things to borrow for my wee bloggy!

Friday, January 23, 2004

ooh! ooh! ooh!

three two more visitors and my counter will hit 1000!! will it be you?

Thursday, January 22, 2004

thursday thunder...

another dull day that finished with a massive thunderstorm - really cool and really LOUD!!

did more overtime tonight - looking forward to all the extra $$$$ next payday!

today's word is dallas. again, it just kept popping up today - mostly as people's names...

listening to new order - get ready - i can't get enough of this...


100 Movies

shamelessly lifted from it crossed my mind via blogsnob

"The object is to take this list of 100 movies and bold any that you’ve seen. Someone got the bright idea to italicize the ones they WANT to see." I'll add that i'm going to cross out the ones i don't want to see... if the movie is in plain type, i've probably not heard of it.

001. Godfather, The (1972)
002. Shawshank Redemption, The (1994)
003. Godfather: Part II, The (1974)
004. Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The (2003)
005. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The (2002)
006. Casablanca (1942)
007. Schindler’s List (1993)
008. chinin no samurai (1954) (The Seven Samurai)
009. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The (2001)
010. Citizen Kane (1941)
011. Star Wars (1977)
012. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
013. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
014. Rear Window (1954)
015. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
016. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
017. Memento (2000)
018. Usual Suspects, The (1995)
019. Pulp Fiction (1994)
020. North by Northwest (1959)
021. Fabuleux destin d’Amelie Poulain, Le (2001) ("The Fabulous Destiny of Amelie Poulain")
022. Psycho (1960)
023. 12 Angry Men (1957)
024. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
025. Silence of the Lambs, The (1991)
026. Buono, il brutto, il cattivo, Il (1966) (The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly)
027. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
028. Goodfellas (1990)
029. American Beauty (1999)
030. Vertigo (1958)
031. Sunset Blvd. (1950)
032. Pianist, The (2002)
033. Matrix, The (1999)
034. Apocalypse Now (1979)
035. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
036. Some Like It Hot (1959)
037. Taxi Driver (1976)
038. Paths of Glory (1957)
039. Third Man, The (1949)
040. C’era una volta il West (1968) (Once Upon a Time in the West)
041. Fight Club (1999)
042. Boot, Das (1981)
043. Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (2001) (Spirited Away)
044. Double Indemnity (1944)
045. L.A. Confidential (1997)
046. Chinatown (1974)
047. Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
048. Requiem for a Dream (2000)
049. Maltese Falcon, The (1941)
050. M (1931)
051. All About Eve (1950)
052. Bridge on the River Kwai, The (1957)
053. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
054. Se7en (1995)
055. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
056. Cidade de Deus (2002) (City of God)
057. Raging Bull (1980)
058. Wizard of Oz, The (1939)
059. Rashemon (1950)
060. Sting, The (1973)
061. American History X (1998)
062. Alien (1979)
063. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
064. Leon (The Professional) (1994)
065. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
066. Vita bella, La (1997) (Life Is Beautiful)
067. Touch of Evil (1958)
068. Manchurian Candidate, The (1962)
069. Wo hu cang long (2000) (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon)
070. Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The (1948)
071. Great Escape, The (1963)
072. Clockwork Orange, A (1971)
073. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
074. Annie Hall (1977)
075. Amadeus (1984)
076. Jaws (1975)
077. Ran (1985)
078. On the Waterfront (1954)
079. Modern Times (1936)
080. High Noon (1952)
081. Braveheart (1995)
082. Apartment, The (1960)
083. Sixth Sense, The (1999)
084. Fargo (1996)
085. Aliens (1986)
086. Shining, The (1980)
087. Blade Runner (1982)
088. Strangers on a Train (1951)
089. Duck Soup (1933)
090. Metropolis (1927)
091. Finding Nemo (2003)
092. Donnie Darko (2001)
093. Toy Story 2 (1999)
094. Princess Bride, The (1987)
095. General, The (1927)
096. City Lights (1931)
097. Lola rennt (1998) (Run Lola Run)
098. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
099. Notorious (1946)
100. Sjunde inseglet, Det (1957) (The Seventh Seal)

Wednesday, January 21, 2004


...than yesterday. still tired and a bit emotional but last night's outburst has shifted things.

and now it's time for... Wednesday Whatevers

1. How do you think criminals should be punished?
the punishment should fit the crime. i believe in capital punishment but there must be absolutely no doubt that the person is indeed the guilty party.
2. Do you prefer intellectual conversations, or lighter topics? Why?
it depends upon the company and the situation. some people only ever swim in the shallow end of the pool so intellectual will never be possible for them.
3. In what kind of atmosphere do you think best?
silent, settled, solo

the word of the week is phoenix - it keeps appearing this week so it must be posted. i think it has already had word of the day status, in the very early days of this blog... but i could be wrong - it has happened once or twice 8)

Tuesday, January 20, 2004


i really have to find another job. again, we are short staffed, the disappearing new boys have not come back to work, i have another newbie sitting with me who has zero interest in the job - reads her book and sends text messages, has not taken any notes, only asks questions about what's in it for her... the manager is still getting her panties in a bunch because the stats aren't done (like i've had a chance to do them...), there are calls in the queue, we have a new call queue for the airline people and due to a fuck up at the top end of the line, the standard call centre number was printed on the brochure instead of the special number so she cannot contain the calls to the original 5 operators and therefore cannot monitor and report on the number of calls from the people who got the brochure... i don't know if i can face another 3 days of this crap this week...

a real doozy of a tuesday night. session with jt tapped into a lot of other crap and i'm teary & exhausted.

a shitty day all round.

i'm outta here...

i love me...

   I Love Me!

1. What is your Best asset?: me!
2. If you were an animal, what would you be?: right now, a snarling, angry tiger... in a better mood, a cute, playful orang utan...
3. If you were a type of food, what would it be?: a marshmallow, soft & sweet.
4. What would you change about yourself?: everything and nothing.
5. Why would you change it?: because i'm the only one who can.

more later, maybe...

Monday, January 19, 2004

prize winning monday

went to our bowling league presentation dinner tonight at choys in randwick. i managed to get 'most improved female' again - i just get better with age 8) it actually refers to my bowling average but i like to think of it as my self in general 8) my team made 5th spot but we also won 'high handicap game - 904' and 'high handicap series - 2694' and we all got a rather fabulous trophy! that brings my trophy total to 4 after only 3 years of bowling - feeling v.pleased with myself.

who needs sanity when you've got
1. I often wake up before my alarm clock goes off.
TRUE - but only if the alarm is set for a time after 6.30am, which is my inbuilt natural alarm clock wake up time.
2. I love to drive; in any kind of weather!
FALSE - i hate driving, any time, any weather. i'm a confirmed passenger.
3. I'd rather have to worry about staying warm than staying cool.
FALSE - it's either hot or cold and you adjust the best way you can. i might whinge about it but i don't worry about it...
4. I wish I lived in another state.
TRUE - a state of grace would be nice...
5. Multi-tasking is what I do best!
TRUE - there's always a million things to be done - multitasking is the only way to go.
6. Flying is the only way to go!
FALSE - but the speed makes it a necessity and i hate boats more...
7. Budgeting my money is one of my downfalls.
soooooo TRUE - check my response to q.8 of unconscious mutterings on january 4th...
8. I wish there was 8 days in the week!
TRUE - but only if there is a 2nd saturday...
9. I get at least 7 hours of sleep a night.
ha ha ha ha ha ha FALSE - 5.5 max, sometimes less, rarely more.
10. I'm a night owl.
TRUE - a night owl with a daytime job 8(


Sunday, January 18, 2004

at last...

...the weather is doing the right thing and has gone back to being a perfect winter's day in summer. i might even need to put on something warm soon!

did the housework tango today and as a reward, i went to see 'lost in translation' with miss e at newtown dendy. what a lovely, lovely film.

and now it's time for

  1. Berry:: blue, straw, rasp - yummo!
  2. Fiendish:: plot
  3. Bar:: tender
  4. Frank:: 'n'furter
  5. Bend:: and stretch
  6. Fanatic:: obsessed
  7. Belch:: burple
  8. Flagrant:: obvious
  9. Burden:: eric
  10. Flimsy:: excuse

Saturday, January 17, 2004

i think i've got a better chance of winning lotto...

There's a 20% chance that I'll win a Bloggie™.
What's Your Chance to Win a Bloggie™?

...or i might win a logie before i win a bloggie... (had to change the colours - the green & gold are good for australia but not for my wee bloggy...)

poor old blogspeak is no more. haloscan have very kindly adopted us poor homeless blogspeakers, so all of my/your old comments will be reinstated - yeah! many thanks to bighar & haloscan.

managed to complete 7hrs work in 6hrs today (according to 'realistic expectations' - gotta love work management). at least it was data entry - allocating money to member accounts - i plugged in the earphones and disappeared under a wall of sound. i always work better when the outside world is kept away.

today's cd playlist:
new order: low life, substance (both discs), get ready - too long since i've listened to them
oasis - (what's the story) morning glory? - twice
richard pleasance - colour blind (a very under appreciated oz talent...)
rhinestone cowboy - best of glen campbell - twice - gotta stop listening to this, it kinda depresses me...
now playing 'woman to woman' - a double cd of all girl singers - there are some great songs on these 2 cds - k d lang's 'constant craving' is utterly divine...

Friday, January 16, 2004

fabulously friday

another nothing kinda day. worked a few more overtime hours tonight and working again tomorrow - i'm only in it for the $$$$. at this rate, i might be out of debt by, mmmmmm, let's see, um, the year 2010... any suggestions for increasing income are welcomed, as long as they are legal and don't require me to remove my clothing 8)

it's time again for past, present, future...

PAST: Been crazy once?
Twice, three times...
PRESENT: What drives you absolutely crazy?
lotsa things: rudeness, ignorance, selfishness, prejudice, bad manners, have you got a few hours, this list could go on forever...
FUTURE: Figure you'll go crazy someday?

listened to duran duran today (don't look so surprised!!). also played a compilation cd of reeeaaalllly crap 80's songs - it was fabulous! jason wanted to borrow some of my 80's stuff so i've dragged out a whole bunch to work my way through this weekend. if that doesn't drive me crazy, nothing will...

Thursday, January 15, 2004

it's all too hard... job is driving me mad - i'm giving serious consideration to looking around for something else. as it is, we are soooo understaffed, with people off sick, rostered days off, annual leave and someone who goes to lunch and doesn't return, it just becomes bedlam. the manager shrieks about the number of calls in the queue which makes every one stress more, the callers are sometimes idiots (blessings to the 4 exceptionally nice customers that it had the pleasure of dealing with today - you make up for the knuckleheads). half the day is spent apologising for the lax work ethics of others (even your own team). the recruitment process appears to falling down somewhere as the last few batches of newbies have been mostly disasters... today it was all too much. my poor head hurts. thanks for listening to that little rant! i feel better now

and even better when i found this - dog blog - susan heaven.

an early night is on the agenda for me...

good night...

Wednesday, January 14, 2004

chick chat

found this at anne's place... had to join in... even though it's wednesday, let's just pretend it's tuesday while reading this post...

   Junk Food Junkies
1. Coke or Pepsi?: vanilla coke
2. What's your comfort food?: a cup of tea with condensed milk and vegemite toast
3. Chocolate: White/Milk/Dark?: um, i have to choose? if forced, dark (with mint filling), otherwise, one of each please...
4. Favorite Chips?: um, potato... (stop being silly and answer the question properly...) - lime & black pepper
5. What food do you crave the most?: warm fresh bread or ice cream, depends on the moment...

good night

humpday - yeah!

the week is more than half over - yahoo!! did more overtime tonight - gotta love those extra $$$$.

another nowt to report day. my life just gets duller by the moment 8)

and now it's time for some Wednesday Whatevers
1. Given the chance, would you like to live in outer space? Explain.
no, i don't think there is an internet connection there and i don't speak venusian...
2. Are prenuptials a good idea, or pessmistic?
just plain stupid and asking for trouble - why bother getting married if you obviously don't trust someone?
3. What is your favorite type of weather?
a nice spring day - cool, dry, low humidity, sunshine, nice breeze, fluffy clouds drifting by - bliss... (just how it isn't right now, here in sydney)

that's enough for now...

Tuesday, January 13, 2004

your right to speak will no longer be denied...

blogspeak is down for an indeterminate period. i have switched to haloscan and stolen borrowed the template from bluepop (who despite being famous, the link to his/her new site does not work - sending thanks anyway...)

1st meeting with jt for 2 weeks - worked out a lot of crap from the weekend - not my problem! the dumping of other peoples stuff on me is wrong and i don't have to take it on board. despite knowing this, i still let it happen.

had lovely chats with miss em, my niece nic and with ray in nc tonight and have received a whole bunch of photos from kd's caribbean christmas - i wanna go there too!!

oh well, feel free to leave a comment but please, be nice...

good night...

i can't hear you...

aarrgghh!!! my comments have disappeared!! will have to fix later as i have to step out for a while. i had a look this morning and the code is missing from my template (and i didn't take it out...) it's even missing from blog slut...

who stole the voice of my visitors????

Monday, January 12, 2004

taco belle

went to visit miss e for dinner tonight. she made the most deliciously yummy tacos and i even have the leftovers to enjoy for my dinner tomorrow night! we watched 'el mariachi' on dvd and will eventually also watch 'desperado' in preparation for the release of 'once upon a time in mexico'. what a double dose of dolls - the incredibly gorgeous antonio banderas and johnny depp! looking forward to that one!

anyway, my head still hurts, so i'm off to my nest...


migraine monday... i've been asleep all day. don't you just hate migraines?

here is some real
  1. when I sing, I sound like a cat with it's tail stuck in a door.

  2. september is my favorite month of the year.

  3. i've always wanted to improve my singing skills.

  4. it's monday morning, and the first thing that goes through my mind is "do i have to go to work today?".

  5. my favorite day of the week is friday because the weekend is starting!

  6. i used to collect pigs and currently collect ladybirds.

  7. At the end of a work day, the first thing I want to do is go home.

  8. I really look forward to the weekend because it's my favorite holiday.

  9. When I need some down-time, I usually sleep.

  10. I plan to travel to mauritius someday.

Sunday, January 11, 2004

more yada yada yada...

...i think there has been too much unconscious muttering of another sort this weekend. not in any mood to blog about my weekend. it has left me vaguely confused and very tired. relief was found in a brief chat with my treasure, the long distance motivator. another pleasant chat with the ciderman helped restore some much needed sanity. playing glen campbell again didn't help much - when will i learn??

i'm off for my beauty sleep...


had to come back and post a link to this (found here). it made me laugh. is it any wonder he is called 'bonsai'??? thank you!

yada yada yada

here's more

  1. Mitchell:: high school
  2. Mercury:: thermometer
  3. Cycle:: path
  4. Engagement:: ring
  5. Alternative:: therapies
  6. Gang:: bang
  7. Emotional:: trainwreck, that's me
  8. Skinny:: ha, ha, ha - that's not me
  9. Hypochondriac:: father
  10. Insecure:: me again!

more later...

Friday, January 09, 2004


walking down pitt street on my way to work this morning, silverchair 'diorama' blasting away in my ears, the word 'marina' flashed through my brain as i thought of an old friend i have not seen for at least 3 years. i walk a few more feet and who should step out of the hunter arcade, right into my path??? MARINA!!! i was shaking like a leaf. we were meant to meet up this morning. it was sooo good to see her. we've known each other for about 14 years and we've had our ups and downs as friends but have always managed to sort it out. i just hope that the look of joy on my face matched the one i saw on hers. i'm pretty sure it did. it was fabulous way to start the day.

apart from that, it was a pretty dull work day. 3 more overtime hours tonight - more $$$$!!!

spending the day with supreme goddess suzikb tomorrow. it will be fabulous. whenever we hang out together, i always feel loved and special.

quote of the day: "i don't mind growing old, as long as i keep growing old."

i'm such a joiner: Past, Present, Future - The Meme That Transcends Time

PAST: Did you, or did you not, eat your vegetables as a youngster?
NOOOO!!! i hated them, poor things were boiled to within an inch of their sad little lives...
PRESENT: What sorts of veggies will and won't you eat nowadays?
i eat most vegetables these days but still will not eat cooked peas (love 'em raw!), capsicum or bean sprouts. YUK!!!
FUTURE: Which would you rather end up: Vegetable or mineral? (We're assuming you're currently an animal, here. If otherwise, you should really let us know.)
mineral, i don't want to be boiled alive!


Thursday, January 08, 2004

another boring day...

...being back at work is so dull. i get up, go to work, come home. tonight i did 3 hours overtime to get some more badly needed $$$$ - will do the same tomorrow for more $$$$

not much more to say so i will say goodnight...

Wednesday, January 07, 2004

not much to report...

a nothing kind of day. started work at 11.45am so had the chance to sleep in. the morning walk was abandoned for today - i think it is illegal to get up before 6am if you have the opportunity to sleep late... 8) if it's not illegal, it should be... watch this space tomorrow to see if i have another argument with myself about getting up at 5.15am...

listened to 'rhinestone cowboy - the best of glen campbell' on the bus this morning. i think i'm just communing with the inner child. we grew up listening to my father's country music collection. 'by the time i get to phoenix' is such a beautiful song. (i've had to play it again right now...)

from monday madness to Wednesday Whatevers
1. Do you prefer today's world or would you prefer the more simplistic past?
while today's world is no utopia, the past is the past. i'm just trying to stay right here, right now.
2. What does Valentine's Day mean to you?
overpriced consumerism gone mad (guess who's single??)
3. What types of books do you like best?
any book that i have not yet read...

what a night!

went with miss e and seashell to see turin brakes at the metro tonight - totally awesome!! if you get a chance to see them, GO!! not much more to say. still blown away.

don't have to be at work until 11:45 tomorrow - blessed sleep in!!!

good night!

Tuesday, January 06, 2004

i did it...

5.15am - la la la the radio alarm comes on... what the!! it's too early... oh, that's right, i'm going for a walk... no, i'm not... reset alarm for 6.30... lazy bitch, yes you are... 5.20 - out of bed, 5.40 out of the house, 6.10 puff puff, sweat, sweat - i did it!!! don't cheer too loud, i have to maintain this virtuousness - time and bloggy will tell...

Monday, January 05, 2004

back to the grind...

nothing says 'WAKE UP' like a cramp in your calf muscle just as the alarm goes off on your first day back to work... a very long day. can i have another holiday? sorted out my rostered day off for next month - long weekend coming up - yippee!!!

need an early night (yeah, like that's going to happen) will attempt to get up at 5.30 and go for a 30min walk around the block before work (don't laugh - i have done it before, i can do it again!!) all part of the 2004 goal - get healthy by eating better and taking more exercise.

good night!

monday madness...

1. Do you use any slang words on a regular basis?
all the time
2. Is there any one slang word that really bothers you when you hear others use it?
not that i can think of right now...
3. Do you have a favorite slang word?
4. What are your thoughts on adding slang words to the dictionary?
slang words must be preserved. adding them to the dictionary is vital!

Sunday, January 04, 2004

at last...

...i have an image of a little ladybird to adorn beloved buttoned bloggy. a universe of thanks and love to shirl and susan for making it possible! i'm so happy i could dance - la la la!!!

comments please...

i've spent the day buttoning up my wee bloggy - please tell me if you think it stinks... (many thanks to kalsey consulting group for the button maker!)


  1. Vintage:: champagne
  2. Longing:: yearning
  3. Specimen:: jar
  4. Mock:: turtle
  5. Shit:: happens
  6. Friday:: on my mind
  7. Cruel:: to be kind
  8. Insufficient:: funds to process your request, please check with your financial institution
  9. Pessimistic:: half empty
  10. Grin:: spoon

Saturday, January 03, 2004

it's fabulous...

...what getting off your butt and getting out of the house can do for your mood. with the encouragement of the motivator, robin hood, i took a walk down to coogee and along the beachfront this afternoon. it was bloody hot and i perspired enough to permanently fix australia's drought problem, but I FEEL SO MUCH BETTER!!! so what if i got the bus back up the hill. a girl can only do her best... when i got back, the motivator was online, so we had a lovely chat... another treasure for my all too small collection... again, i send thanks to the universe for allowing me to have such goodness in my life.

another one of those days...

yesterday was a cbbb (couldn't be bothered blogging) day... an emotional rollercoaster ride that ended in tears and an early night. with the help of my fabulous sweet friend and long distance motivation and support coach, who has requested that he remain anonymous but will be a.k.a. robin hood 8), i will now embark on that happiness journey i mentioned earlier, with no particular destination in mind.

the 2004 goals will be posted eventually and the buttons will come. i have set up a test bloggy to get it right... i nearly lost this one trying to change it...

anyway, the mood was cemented by non stop replays of 'rhinestone cowboy - the best of glen campbell'. i don't recommend country music when you are already low. back to 80's crap britpop for this girly...

now, i'm off out of the house before cabin fever sets in again... i need to get out more!!! looking forward to getting back to work on monday...

more later...

Thursday, January 01, 2004

bored already...

i had big plans to make major changes to my wee bloggy today... buttons (e.g. ), a list of 2004 goals, all sorts of stuff. don't hold your breath waiting. to quote rachel hunter from her pantene pro-v ads: "it wont heppen overnight, but it will heppen..."

had a lovely love filled breakfast with baby g and her family. chauffered there and back by the cheeky mr h.

have had more fabulous conversations with my far flung friends today. colorado tim continues to amuse me, virginia john continues to enthrall me and nz eric continues to be adorable.

the treasured miss e visited to return the stuff i had left at her house last night.

again, i must stop and remind myself to be thankful and know that i am blessed to have these people in my life.

cd playlist:
the very best of 10cc
greatest hits - duran duran
songs from the big chair - tears for fears
and right now: rhinestone cowboy - the best of glen campbell

today's word is fearless

another year over...

...and a new one just begun. welcome to 2004.

spent yesterday shopping with mrs jane - the calendar kiosk stuff was all half price so i now have a gorgeous pug calendar hanging on my wall. i'm going to fill my flat with pictures of the things i want, so that the universe knows what to send me. went to see 'master & commander - the far side of the world' - not bad but a bit long... big rusty looks good with the long blonde locks.

went across the road to miss e's to see in the new year. down the road for pizza for dinner then we went up on her roof and watched the fireworks on the harbour from there. what a gorgeous city - we do the best fireworks! drank very little - 3 strongbow ciders and one glass of champagne - the new years resolution kicked in early.

anyway, it's late and i'm off... seeya!