Sunday, February 27, 2005


not a lot worth blogging about over here in third daughter world.

i say, you think...
  1. You’ve got a friend:: of a friend...
  2. Immigration:: visa
  3. Waitress:: apron
  4. Snickers:: giggles
  5. Recognize:: haven't we met before?
  6. Concept:: idea
  7. Birthday:: june 24th 1961
  8. Told you so:: i hate to say i...
  9. Unlikely:: ...event
  10. Extension:: hair...
music to my ears
how to dismantle an atomic bomb : u2
no cities left : the dears
some cities : doves
abc 702

Saturday, February 26, 2005

the joy...

...of standing on the edge of the world and letting the ocean bite your toes while you have your new 'doves' cd pounding in your ears. bliss.

music to my ears
some cities : doves - oooohhh!! heaven!!!
no cities left : the dears
laid : james

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

humpty doo

happy hump day... am i happy? i don't know. a bit numb at the moment. not sure if the blahs are lurking or if it is just the heat & humidity - daytime temps between 27C & 29C with 80-95% humidity - ugh... it will be over soon enough.

another non-event today - i did 3 hours overtime for the $$$$ factor and had sushi rolls for lunch. if you've come here looking for exciting news and tales of high adventure, i'll apologise now for sending you on your way with a disappointed sigh...

music to my ears
no cities left : the dears
teenage werewolf / quarter to three / here in my hotel : faker
abc 702

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

find the sarcasm...

another terribly exciting day in third daughter land... i went to work, i came home, i'm on the net - my life is such a non-stop round of social butterflying...

actually, i had a yummy thai lunch down in chinatown and then went for a few quiet ciders after work with miss e and some other workmates. i even cooked some dinner when i got home and turned the tv on for a while to watch the simpsons. sadly, the new neighbours in flat 11 are playing loud crappy music and singing along badly so i've put the headphones on and disappeared under the wall of sound with my new musical obsession. faker are supporting evermore at the gaelic club on march 18th and the tickets are only $12 - i think i'd better go...

music to my ears
the runaway found : the veils
teenage werewolf / quarter to three / here in my hotel : faker
abc 702

Monday, February 21, 2005

peace, love and vegetables...

tee hee hee - found at shirl's...

You are a Hippie. Wow.

What kind of Sixties Person are you?
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absolutely nothing exciting to report...i went to work, i came home, i'm on the net... a pretty typical day...

monday madness!
otto says 'This week, using the letters in your name (real or screen name), list places that you've been to. Be creative! Have fun! =)'

St tropez
Under the english channel
Stone henge
Northern hemisphere

Hong kong
Inside buckingham palace
Driven across the hay plain

Dundedin (nz not scotland)
Aix en provence
Up the eiffel tower
Grotto del vento
Honolulu airport
River cafe

music to my ears
abc 702

Sunday, February 20, 2005

wet wet wet

it has been raining for most of today. great sheets of water with thunder and lightning - i love it. went to visit miss e today for afternoon tea. we drank tea, ate real english jaffa cakes and watched last night's 'rage' which was programmed by the lads from eskimo joe. being a good guest, i took her some lovely frangipanis from the tree in my backyard - it is still there despite the yard being transformed into a carpark...

i say and you think
  1. Dirty work:: i'm a fool to do your...
  2. Shopkeeper:: green grocer
  3. Goodness:: ...gracious
  4. Yearning:: pining
  5. Show and tell:: i'll show you mine... if you show me yours...
  6. Trapped:: claustrophobia
  7. Malcolm:: great aussie film
  8. Season:: spring
  9. Bestseller:: what i'm reading right now
  10. Desk:: where i spend a lot of my free time...
music to my ears
teenage werewolf / quarter to three / here in my hotel : faker - still obsessed...
the final straw : snow patrol
a song is a city : eskimo joe
plus selected songs from the panics, bright eyes, playtone, the shins, franz ferdinand, grand national and the dears

Saturday, February 19, 2005

i'm not stoned...

despite having a medium-sized hangover and not much sleep (check the timestamp on the previous post), i was awake at 7am. i could have slept all day but i had to go back to the medical centre to pick up the pictures of my gizzards... the trip to maroubra and back supersized the hangover to extra-large but some gatorade and a very large coffee soon helped downgrade it back a more manageable level. at least you might be pleased to know that i don't have gallstones... that is the good news... the bad news? i have no idea now what causes the occasional incidents of debilitating pain/nausea that were being blamed on the non-existant stones...

i watched 'fearless' on dvd this afternoon and had forgotten how harrowing the crash scenes were... i'm planning a trip to visit my aunt on the gold coast over easter - i was going to fly but after watching this film, i think i'd rather walk.

music to my ears
teenage werewolf / quarter to three : faker - over and over again... obsessed...
black & white town : doves
a house on a street in a town i'm from : the panics

happiness II

a very fine night spent @newtown, drinking far too much... the ever-lovely go-anna and her equally lovely friend paul made it there despite all tickets being sold out.

omg!! i even smoked half a cigarette!!!!

as much as i adore the panics (who proved why i love them so much by being totally fabulous), faker are bloody brilliant. a red head lead singer who has the rockstar poseur strut down to a fine art. i have a new obsession...

music to my ears
teenage werewolf / quarter to three : faker - over and over again...
the panics : live
faker : live
the bank holidays : live

Friday, February 18, 2005


i was blessed to hear two simple words today. miss e said 'i'm happy'... she had bought herself a chinese 'happiness' scroll and hung it up in her bedroom last night - certain small events have happened since that have made her happy. this dear girl has given me my very own happiness scroll which is now hanging above my desk.
these small events make me very happy

music to my ears
teenage werewolf/quarter to three: faker - bloody great stuff!!
the greatest game/folded in half : the bank holidays
i free music from the whirled wild whatever!!
abc 702

Thursday, February 17, 2005

just a quickie

just a quick post - i have to get up early tomorrow... have a 2.10pm appointment for an ultrasound to confirm or deny the presence of killer gallstones... i want to get to work as early as possible so i can leave early.

off to see 'the panics' @newtown tomorrow night with miss e - i love this band! jase from work will be there too, with his friend who is a friend of the band - always a good person to know! support acts - faker & the bank holidays

music to my ears
kicking the national habit : grand national (very habit forming - it may stay in the discman for a while)
abc 702

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

yeah, whatever...

many thanks to my visitors for their kind words. i'm feeling much, much better today so i made it back to work. sushi rolls for the lunch and a meeting with one of 'my' employers - a new group that i have taken on. 15 accounts and potentially 3000 members - a bloody huge account. hoping that by getting things set up right from the beginning, there will be less dramas further down the line. i like getting tasks like this to keep me busy.

btw, i managed to make it as far as today without mentioning the worldwide prostration to the shrine of consumerism and overpriced frippery... check this out - beautiful words that resonate much better for me than some distressed floral arrangement and scruffy teddy bear. happy woden's day!

here is something i have not played for a while. i stopped after a rather severe blogslump but still get the emails every week...
Wednesday Whatevers
1. How do accents come about? human nature & evolution - this page gives a perfect explanation - i love it when other people can provide the words that i cannot quite string together
2. Why are certain brands more desirable over others? it is due to the power of the advertising dollar and also to a level of stupidity and a certain sheep-like need to conform that drives most consumers... bring back the individual!!!
3. Why do we use different currencies? for the same reasons we have different accents...

music to my ears
abc 702

Tuesday, February 15, 2005


another day spent at home, mostly sleeping - i felt rather pathetic when i woke up so figured it was better to stay in and fight the little germses with some good healthy sleep. i do feel much more betterer and will return to work tomorrow.

my appetite has returned so i decided to make a nice asparagus omelette for my dinner. for the first time in a long, long time there was a double yolk in the first egg i cracked. i buy eggs at the supermarket - they are 'barn-laid' and allegedly chook-friendly. i really don't think i've ever seen a double-yolk in a shop-bought cacklefruit...

music to my ears
abc 702

Monday, February 14, 2005


i ended up staying home today. my throat is still sore, my ears are hurting and everything still aches. resting and fluids are the order of the day and as you know, my idea of resting entails sitting at my computer, spending way to much time roaming around the interwebthingy...

belated happy birthday wishes to my dear uk friend, mlb. we managed a quick online chat this morning while it was still his birthday.

do you think the universe is trying to tell me something? in the last few weeks, i have been contacted by four men named 'greg' via the various dating sites that i lurk on...

monday madness!
otto says 'Ok, I thought we'd do something a little different this week. Are you up for it??
First of all, choose a letter of the alphabet. Now, choose a number 1-10.
Got a letter? Got a number? Here's this week's challenge:
Using the letter you chose, write down _____ (number you chose) things that describe the current season where you live. (You don't necessarily have to begin each word with the letter you chose.) Also, if you chose a low number and would like to choose a higher one, feel free! =)'

1. summer
2. sweaty
3. soon to be autumn
4. skies are blue
5. sometimes it rains

music to my ears
abc 702
ten-17 fm

Sunday, February 13, 2005


having spent the last few weekends running around like a lunatic, this one was rather dull. i have not left my flat since getting home friday night. i have slept lots, spent way too much time on the whirled wild whatever and i have not done any housework. in my defence, i have a scratchy sore throat and ache from scalp to toenails... i've been battling this little lurgy for a while and it seems to have won... don't worry, i'm tough and will fight it off soon enough.

  1. Judge:: ...mental
  2. Detroit:: michigan
  3. Hyphen:: punctuation
  4. Get it right:: ...the first time
  5. Pulsating:: laser
  6. Yoga:: ashtanga
  7. Memorable:: unforgettable
  8. Financial advisor:: greedy
  9. Ten million:: dollars
  10. I:: ...don't believe it!!!
music to my ears
bits and bobs that i've downloaded today...
twin sister : the panics
the answer/tulips /banquet (phones disco edit) : bloc party
black and white town : doves
knife/killing time : polar
damage limitation/porn movie/dare to dream/torch : evolver
tonight tonight/crack in reality : the weird
since it all began : star-crossed-lovers

Friday, February 11, 2005

click here first

ugh, i almost stayed home from work today but i'm too bloody conscientious... my dear friend, miss mg, had her last day at work today - i will miss her lovely smiling face but we will definitely keep in touch. went to the 'chamberlain' hotel for lunch and i was amazed at the restorative powers of a glass of wine! so much so that i ended up at the 'great southern' hotel after work to see if strongbow has the same medicinal properties - yes!!

today's good news? 'the dears' are playing at the gaelic club on march 3rd and guess which two lucky girls have got tickets???

music to my ears
abc 702

Thursday, February 10, 2005

to boldly go...

found at Nzyme's blog...

bold all that apply

i have a cell phone.
i have friends that use me.
i am an only child.
i am a shopoholic.
i love dangly earrings.
i love cold weather.
i'm obsessed with the computer.
i have shot a gun before.
i can't live without music.
i have no tolerance of ignorant people.
i have ridden on a motorcycle before.
i'll be in this town forever.
i've been to 5 other countries.
i get annoyed easily.
i have kids.
i have neat handwriting.
i have more than a few horrible memories.
i am addicted to chocolate.
i am an atheist.
i love airplane rides.
i love taking pictures.
i hate people who are fake.
i can be mean when i want to.
one of my best friends is a guy.
i have way too many purses.
i'm obsessed with lip gloss.
i am easy to talk to.
i would never eat raw fish.
i cry easily.
i hate when people are late.
i procrastinate.
i love winter.
i have too many clothes for my closet/dresser.
i love to sleep.
i wish i were smarter.
i'm afraid of flying.
i hate drama.
i bite my nails.
i have been on an 8 hour drive.
i love the beach.
i have never had the chicken pox.
i have gone out in public in my pajamas.
i can't control my emotions.
i have a best friend.
i have moved more than once.
i truly love my friends.
i have braces.
i have never broken a bone.
i hate my computer.
i love guys that play the drums.
i state the obvious.
i'm a happy person.
i love to dance.
i love to sing.
i love cleaning my room.
i tend to get jealous very easily.
i love cute underwear.
i love night better than day.
i don't like to study for tests.
i have been on the phone for over 5 hours.
i am too forgiving.
i have horrible sense in direction.
i miss elementary school.
i'm a daddy's girl.
i love kisses on my forehead.
i love the color pink.
i love to sew.
my eye color changes.
i should see a therapist.
i played on a guys sports team.
i become stressed easily.
i hate liars.
i like comfy sweatpants.

i can play the piano.
i love the smell of rain.
i love my family.
i hate needles.

i am a perfectionist.
i always wanted to learn to play the drums.
i hate the feeling of failure.
i have friends in other countries.
i know how to cook.

i can be quite selfish.
at times, i still act like a little kid.

i have food allergies.
i love to read.
i love getting stuff in the mail.
i have problems with letting go of old feelings.

i hate being alone.
i love summer.
i love the weekends.
i love black eyeliner.
i think im pretty.

i type with one hand.
i live in a one story house.
i wear make-up.
i have never rode on an underground subway.
i can't swim.
i have bad memories.

i go to church.
i sing in the shower.
i have never been camping.
i hate cheerleaders.
i usually get what i want.
i have been on stage before.
i love roller coasters.
no one knows my full story of my life.
i am close with my parents.

doing somersaults

after an iron-building steak at the 'coach & horses', adam and i decided to have a bowl. the centre was quite packed with a large social group. one person in that group looked very familiar - it was the lovely and divine sam worthington... he was bowling in the lane right next to us! not being a starf*cker, rather than harass him, i just had a nice perv and thought 'cor, what a cutie!!!'. he seems very unaffected and i like that in a person who is in the public eye.

music to my ears
no cities left : the dears
abc 702

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

i am truly blessed...

...with some very good friends.

first, there is mr. he has just been on a trip to america & because i asked nicely, he bought back a copy of 'garden state' on dvd for me!!! what a treasure!!! 'but aren't you region 4 and isn't that dvd region 1???' i hear you asking... fear not, it will work. i have to wait until i see mr to get my precioussss but i'm happy with the fact that it will be here soon

then there is my old bowling buddy, adam, who i have not seen much of lately. he has recently been to germany & we're going to catch up tomorrow night. very much looking forward to that. ho, if you read this, see you at the c&h at 7pm...

music to my ears
no cities left : the dears
chutes too narrow : the shins
soundtrack : garden state
abc 702

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

the btw pmt blues


it was difficult to drag myself back to work today. friday was another planet - i had no idea what i was doing or what i had to do... despite that, i managed 2.5hrs of overtime - i only did it for the $$$ money $$$

a totally average 7 dog day with the thermometer hitting a high point of 34°C and it's still 29°C - does anybody with some snow want to swap?

music to my ears
abc 702

Monday, February 07, 2005

temporary insanity

monday madness!
otto says 'I apologize for not getting these questions up sooner; I had no internet connection. =( Thanks to Aile for this week's questions!'

1. How many clocks (not watches) are in your home? How many of them are digital? How many do you really look at during the day?
6 / 4 / 2
2. How many lamps (non-overhead lights) do you have in your home? What's your average wattage? Are any of them energy saver bulbs?
2 / 60w / no
3. How many house plants do you have in your home? How many need more attention than you give them?
2 / 2
4. How many photos/pictures/drawings/child's susan's art are on your walls? How many from each of the four categories?
10 / 3/4/2/1 - no children so i altered the last category...
5. About how many electric gadgets are in your kitchen? How many are used on a daily basis? How many are used occasionally? How many have been used once and stashed? How many have never been used?
8 / 0 - all used several times before stashing... / 0

bumper omnibus long weekend special edition...

such a big weekend... yesterday, i forgot to wish miss e happy birthday wishes via my blog but i did it in person and via sms so i'm sure i am forgiven.

i forgot to tell you about the tv show taping thing that i went to on saturday night: the show is called 'stooged'. there are two contestants who have to make their friends believe that they have done something totally not like anything they would normally do. the first contestant, a guy, had to convince his mates he was working as a highly paid, high class male escort and that the husband of one of his clients was after him so he was flying off the philippines with the client for a while. the other, a girl, had to convince her friends that she had taken up amateur boxing and had won the amateur championship and was also working as a bodyguard for the likes of cher... they are provided with all sorts of props in order to convince their friends, i.e. kosta tszyu showing up at the girls apartment with a boxing trophy, a lady from the bodyguard agency turning up not long afterwards and a supposed work contract from cher's company for her and for him, a whole heap of expensive clothes & jewellry allegedly bought for him by the client and a glossy brochure for the escort agency with the guy's picture in it. his story was far more believable and he was the winner on the night. i have to say that the show is a bit silly but it was fun to be there. i'll probably watch it to see what the other 'stooges' were - the show we saw was the 13th and final episode. (does anybody know why most tv shows have a 13 show season???)

sunday night was the shins concert. the support acts were both very good. we've seen 'red riders' twice before and they get better each time - they were great last night. '78 saab' were excellent - i might have to look for their cds. the shins were fabulous, although it was soooo hot in the metro i had to escape just before the encore as i was starting to feel dizzy. out next big musical outings are 'the panics' at newtown rsl on february 18th and then 'bright eyes' in april - sooooo looking forward to both of these!!

now we come to today: being my rostered day off, i had a sleep in until 8.30am - this was totally negated by the fact that i stayed up until 2am talking on the phone to my friend jy... met up with miss e at 10am and we walked down to coogee and had a coffee at the globe cafe. we got the bus back up to randwick and did some grocery shopping. i bought some fresh vegetables and salad stuff as i must start eating properly again. i don't think i have cooked at all this year, unless you count reheating leftovers or toast as cooking...

  1. Shelter:: gimme...
  2. Karate Kid:: never seen it...
  3. Andrew:: ...peacock
  4. Rib:: ...eye
  5. Push it:: crappy 80's song
  6. Creep:: i'm a weirdo
  7. Chainlink:: fence
  8. Squash:: marrow
  9. No mercy:: the stranglers
  10. Superhero:: mystery men
music to my ears
chutes too narrow : the shins
the shins - live at the metro with 'red riders' and '78 saab' as support
the last broadcast : doves
a house on a street in a town i'm from : the panics
my favourite 70's stuff : various