Friday, December 30, 2005

excitement minus

another thoroughly unthrilling day.

slept in

surfed the net

did some washing and chatted with my neighbour, sue, while doing so

engaged in the usual daily

ran down to 7-11 to get some milk for my breakfast tomorrow

wow, how exciting can one day be!!

the lovely shirl tagged me for this a long, long time ago... i've just found the courage to do it...

a 0 day which is 0% of the RDDHA but if i'm counting flickr dogs, the RDDHA is off the end of the scale. there are soooooooooo many cute dogs out there and i love that their human companions are happy to share them with the world.

music to my ears
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Thursday, December 29, 2005

typical thursday

a terribly unexciting day.

slept in.

surfed the net - so many blogs, so little time!!

engaged in with yesterday's man (due to a mention in two posts running, he will now be christened 'armyboy' for future reference) and the professor.

went to the post office to pick up some parcels - my dvd/cd purchase from the abc shop (see music to my ears below) and another parcel from my mother - the things i left behind at christmas. doh!! she has gone up north to my sister's for two weeks, so it was easier for her to post them to me.

bought some groceries as i have been scrounging on cereal and not much else since i returned from the ancestral shack.

at least the heat eased off today. my flat gets soooo hot. it was about 10° cooler outside - according to my little weather thingy, it was only about 26°C max today. nice :)

a zero day which is zero% of the RDDHA

music to my ears
enter the 80's : various - a collection of fine 80's songs with matching dvd!
demon days : gorillaz
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Wednesday, December 28, 2005


still too darn hot. i have my manual air-con happening - the windows are open, the fan is on and i have some cold water to drink (and spill all over myself).

had a visit from this person today. we hung out and went shopping at beastgardens. he looked for shoes but bought nothing, i bought some perfume, soap & shampoo and a 2006 pug calendar. five months on, not much is happening but at least i have made a friend. i am very good at being just good friends.

a 20 day which is 200% of the RDDHA

music to my ears
funeral : arcade fire
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Tuesday, December 27, 2005

home at last...

i really get quite antsy when i am away from my little hidey-hole for too long. 5 days is way over the comfort zone limit...

christmas was too darn hot - 41°C on christmas eve and 33°C on christmas day. i'm moving somewhere where the temperature never goes over about 23-24°C. despite having air-con, my father moans and bitches about the cost of having it on. it is easier to sit in a puddle of sweat than listen to him.

i suppose i should stop complaining, i am home now and it is a good 5-10 degrees cooler near the coast. i have my funky new beanbag to sit on, while i watch my 'da kath and kim code' dvd and i might indulge in a little bit of chocolate - i must have been mostly good as santa was kind.

on another positive note: i don't go back to work until next tuesday!! yippee!!!!!

i forgot to add that last friday night, while having dinner at the local bowling club with my parents, i saw a guy that i grew up with. we were born on the same day in the same year but there is no way you would believe we are the same age (i'm actually 6 hours older than him). when i look in the mirror, i see a 44 year old face... having seen his 44 year old face, i give thanks the wrinkle gods and my mother's genetic code...

unconscious mutterings
1. Virus:: influenza
2. Poop:: bull...
3. Smart:: ...ypants
4. Agent:: smith
5. Wrap:: shrink...
6. Brass:: razoo
7. Waste of time:: complete...
8. Suspicious:: circumstances
9. 360:: degrees
10. Dummy:: spit the...

a 14 tuesday which is 140% of the RDDHA - bon(e)us points because i got to pat some puppies in the petstore and also my sister's dog. not a lot of dog sightings from friday to monday but there were enough to keep me happy.

Thursday, December 22, 2005

back soon!

feeling a little bit seedy this morning - the silly season partying is catching up on me. had to be at work early for 3 hours of training in telephone skills - ha ha ha...

did a spot of shopping at beastgardens tonight. i've gone all girly and bought another skirt - that is 3 in the last few weeks. for a girl who so rarely wears skirts or dresses, i'm rather surprised.

11:00pm update:: ooh! ooh! ooh! i won another cd on the radio tonight and had a request played. geez, my voice sounded sooooooo awful when i heard the playback of my little conversation with the dj - i sound like a man!! a man with a dodgy voice!! eek!!

a thrashingly thrilling 30 thursday which is 300% of the RDDHA!!! 20 dogs alone on the trip to beastgardens. infinite bon(e)us points and therefore infinite happiness for anyone who wants to share the love :)

music to my ears
the runaway found : the veils
silent alarm : bloc party
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off to the ancestral estate tomorrow and expect to be back on tuesday.

wherever you are and whatever you do,
i wish you all the very best for a
happy, safe and love-filled holiday.

thanks to A.Cole for the free clip art!

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

hot and bothered

a very quick work day - the party was ok; i got a box of ferrero rocher chocolates for my secret santa gift and was out of there just after 5pm.

went to visit miss e tonight for our christmas catchup. we have not spent enough time together lately, so it was lovely to drink pink champagne, laugh, cry and talk about the things that matter. i know that i bang on a lot but she truly is the best friend a girl could have and i am blessed that she is in my life. she keeps me sane.

well over 30°C here today and still 30°C right now at 11.30pm - ugh. 38°C forecast for Christmas Eve - giving thanks that the ancestral shack has aircon.

a 15 day which is 150% of the RDDHA. bon(e)us points galore - two lovely wee scottie dogs having a stroll down oxford street, two very cute chihuahuas romping in moore park. happy susan :)

music to my ears
cuttings : the editors
the back room : the editors
hot fuss : the killers
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Tuesday, December 20, 2005

*bah humbug!

i signed on to msn tonight and had a quick chat with nisi. as i about to log off, this person logged in. we've had the odd chat since our day out but never quite got around to seeing a movie and sharing a huge bucket of pecan-caramel popcorn. such is life - he is off home to vancouver on friday. the ego/self-esteem got a nice stroking when he told me that meeting me was a 'plus' . luckily, with the joy of msn, we can keep in touch. i'm so glad i got to have a farewell chat today.

our team christmas party is on tomorrow. it starts at 3.30pm and goes till 7pm. looks like a very short work day tomorrow :) yeah!

*trying hard to keep my inner ebenezer at bay...

if you like to tangle your brain, have a go at this - a little dog and a lot of fun. even i worked it out eventually!!

and for the cat lovers... i've seen these before and was very pleased to find them again on flickr. truly astounding pictures of some really gorgeous cats.

a 8 day which is 80% of the RDDHA. a bucketload of bon(e)us points for the two city dogs, one in hyde park and one in the pet store. some kitty bonus points for the 5 kittens in the pet store who were very active, curious and cheeky.

music to my ears
hopes and fears : keane
hot fuss : the killers
vega 95.3 - they are playing tears for fears right now - susan heaven :)

Monday, December 19, 2005

peas and ticky tacky

i've been in my job three months today - looks like i passed my probation as they did not ask me to leave today. one of the guys who started with us was shown the door last week. that was a bit sad. as far as i know, everyone else is still there.

unconscious mutterings
1. Replenish:: restore
2. People:: watching
3. Trend:: setter
4. Girlfriends:: boyfriends
5. Spirit:: ...ualist
6. Banshee:: celtic
7. Oasis:: wonderwall
8. Thrills:: cheap...
9. Fountain:: gate
10. Boxes:: ticky tacky

monday madness! otto says " Since I haven't received any emails from my faithful participants, offering questions (hint, hint), I will have to come up with my own... =)".

1. Name 1 toy you owned when you were younger, that meant a lot to you.
my teddy bear
2. Name 2 games you enjoyed playing as a child.
monopoly, twister
3. Name 3 foods you didn't like as a child, but do now.
broccoli, pumpkin, mushrooms
4. Name 4 foods you didn't like as a child, and still don't like.
peas, peas, peas, peas - i really detest peas and always will!

a 4 day which is 40% of the RDDHA

music to my ears
just the voices in my head...

Sunday, December 18, 2005

three days

just a quick update so you know i still exist, even if i sometimes feel like a figment of my own imagination.

thursday: nothing exciting

friday: company christmas party - spent most of the night swilling champagne and talking to jo. despite saying i would not stay all night, it was a lot of fun and i was there till stumps and was still relatively sober. found miss e on the same bus home. we had a good giggle as i had walked straight past her and sat in the back seat. a few minutes into the trip, i spotted her and went and sat in the seat next to her. she thought i was either a nutter or a stalker - she was right on both counts :)

saturday: spent way too much time on the net but managed to clean the bathroom, the loungeroom, run the hoover over the floors and make it to the supermarket before it closed. went to friend m's birthday party in surry hills - drank some way too rich cocktails and again stayed later than planned but had fun.

sunday: did a load of washing and spent even more time on the net. playing with flickr has become a bit of an obsession.

i will mutter tomorrow, i need to get some sleep now.


a plenty interval. the RDDHA is doing ok. lots of city dogs and lots of dogs in cars and don't get me started on the number of flickr dogs i have found!! the universe is being kind.

music to my ears
new order, new order more new order and some more new order
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Thursday, December 15, 2005


the christmas cruise was excellent. neverending champagne!! :) lots of really nice people. met a really interesting and fabulous lady (the wife of one of harryo's workmates) who wants me to write some comedy stuff with her - ha ha ha - i hope she was laughing with me and not at me...

a 6 day which is 60% of the RDDHA with one city dog and 2 dogsincars! nice :)

music to my ears
it's my life : talk talk
final straw : snow patrol
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Wednesday, December 14, 2005

virtual RDDHA

ack!! now that i have my flickr account, i've been spending way too much time looking at the gazillions of doggy pictures that are now available for me to giggle at, laugh out loud over and shed a tear for. if i allow virtual dog sightings to be added to the RDDHA, the happiness accumulator will go through the roof :)

i am going to the christmas cruise tonight, so there might not be enough brain cells left to post when i get home. see you tomorrow...

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

double take with extra cheese

i went to market research meeting last night - money for old cheese! $90, cold hard cash to discuss the merits of cracker barrel cheese and pick apart the possible designs for new packaging for the existing range and a gourmet range that they are planning on unleashing on an unsuspecting public.

today was just a normal 3rd daughter day. get up, go to work, come home, get on the net, have some dinner, back on the net :)

just so otto does not think i have abandoned her, here is a belated effort at...

monday madness! otto says " It's all about words! For the following, please list as many words as you wish...".

1. Words most commonly mispronounced.
um, any word that can have an extra syllable added like nuclear and film (along with just about all other words, really...)
then there is prostrate/prostate & crutch/crotch (they always appear to be substituted for one another...)
2. Words used improperly.
i really, really hate it when people say/write 'could/should/would of' when they mean 'could/should/would have'. that really, really pisses me off!!
don't get me started on the frustration trying to explain to someone that there is a difference between 'then' and 'than' - this person had used them willy-nilly throughout a business document and was so adamant that there is no difference that i started to doubt myself...
3. Words most often misspelled. in my experience, just about every word ever invented. this human spell checker cannot find space to list them all here...
4. Words or phrases that you feel are over-used. 'going forward', 'hit the ground running', 'oh, susan will you stop banging on'...

a 7/11 montuesday which is 90% of the RDDDHA. yesterday there were two city dogs, one of whom was also a dog in a car. add to that another dog in a car today making bonus point galore already. last night on the way to the bus stop, i got to play with the cutest puppy and then today on the way to work, i stopped in at the pet shop in mid-city centre and had my fingers nipped by three of the world's cutest jack russell pups. because this is my game, my rules, i have added a 'supersize it' option to the RDDHA - if i get to pat or play with any of the daily dogs, there is an automatic bestowal of unending infinite bon(e)us points. i so gotta get me a doggy companion...

music to my ears
elemental : tears for fears
songs from the big chair : tears for fears
seeds of love : tears for fears
it's my life : talk talk
the best of : james
singles : new order
low life : new order
get ready : new order
the best of : new order
vega 95.3

Sunday, December 11, 2005

clashing colours

a very quiet weekend, catching up on some badly neglected housework. not a lot to report; apart from the arrival of my playstation. i have been very restrained and had a quick play to make sure it all worked. i think i might go and play some more now :)

30 seconds later edit:: ooh! ooh!! they're playing a documentary about the clash on abc2, i might just have to watch that first. seeya!

unconscious mutterings
1. Stalker:: night...
2. Outrageous:: fortune
3. Carrying:: on
4. Spirited:: away
5. Oh!:: calcutta
6. Grid:: swamp thing
7. Country:: of origin
8. Karen:: carpenter
9. Candles:: sixteen
10. Relationship:: counselling

a not many weekend but the RDDHA has been topped up by visits to some pug blogs. i am so going to have a wee puggy companion one day (with a matching blog!)

Friday, December 09, 2005


did i tell you that our manager has decided that we need some time out at the end of the week so every friday afternoon we have a destress session. each week, one of the 4 teams has to collect $1 from each person and go buy something yummy to eat and devise a game to play. at 3pm, we down tools and have half an hour to graze on chips, dips, cheese, sometimes biscuits, sometimes ice creams and play games. so far, we've played mini golf and a kind of hand/football game and this week it was 'pass the parcel'. i take back what i said about the new job being a pain in the arse...

a 7 day which is 70% of the RDDHA with megabazillion bon(e)us points for the 4 city dogs and another 50 trillion bazillion for stick dog - he had at least 6 big sticks in his gob and had a smile a mile wide on his lovely doggy face.

music to my ears
antics : interpol
turn on the bright lights : interpol
best of : new order
get ready : new order
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