Saturday, April 30, 2005


went to visit my old friend jules today. the trip across the harbour is always good for the soul and that in turn energises the body. we had a delicious yum-cha lunch at manly wharf then spent the afternoon catching up on a years worth of gossip.

a 7 day which is 70% of the RDDHA with a gazillion bonus points for jules's lwd who let me rub her belly for ages.

music to my ears
silent alarm : bloc party - a new obsession

Friday, April 29, 2005

feeling poorly

stayed home today as i felt vile and it was too much effort to get out of bed. apart from crampy guts, i feel like i have been kicked from one end of town to the other and fear i'm on the way down with a lurgy of some sort. slept most of the day and will be off to bed again soon. this is how i feel right now - i'm needing a hug...

i'm needing a hug...

only a single day which is 10% of the RDDHA and even that one dog was a picture sent to me by gjc to cheer to me - thanks! it worked!

music to my ears
abc 702

Thursday, April 28, 2005

mystery key

feeling a little disconnected today. could be a 'blah' alert or just a result of madly cramping guts. i spent most of the day wanting to either cry, dry heave or both. 'tmi' i suppose, but that was my day.

mystery key

You are a mysterious little brass key. Everyone knows you open something, but no one is quite sure what. Don't worry, though; as long as people keep trying, they'll eventually figure out what you have to offer.
What sort of key are you and what do you unlock?
brought to you by Quizilla and shirl

a 6 day which is 60% of the RDDHA

music to my ears
silent alarm : bloc party
abc 702

Wednesday, April 27, 2005


a so-so day at work. still too much to do and not enough hours in the day.

a few quiet drinks and chinatown dinner with mwk tonight - another online friend comes to life. a very relaxed evening with good company.

a 6 day which is 60% of the RDDHA

music to my ears
songs for polar bears : snow patrol (did i hear you say 'obsessed'???)
abc 702

Tuesday, April 26, 2005


not a terribly exciting day today... guess what i did?? if you said 'went to work, came home, got on the net', you'd be right!!

i did get the bus home from work with miss e, so that was a bonus. i have also put a mahogany brown colour through my hair to hide the ever encroaching grey...

a sad zero day which is zero % of the RDDHA

music to my ears
songs for polar bears : snow patrol
abc 702

Monday, April 25, 2005

fear of flying?

for the first time ever, i did not have a minor panic attack during the take off section of my flight home from brisbane!! i will admit to feeling a little queasy as we bumped our way through some clouds, but i did not have the armrest gripping desire to close my eyes and disappear! no guarantees it will never happen again but i was proud of myself today! i still felt the usual utter joy as the wheels touched down at the other end - that is a feeling that i will always want to happen.

i can highly recommend blogmeets. it was so lovely to spend time with someone i have only previous known in the virtual plane. nisi is just as fun to chat to in real time as she is to chat with online. now when we chat, i'll have an updated mental picture of her surroundings.

monday madness! otto says 'It's spring here in Michigan, but the weather today does not reflect that. My inspiration for this week's questions came from my mom suggesting the subject be SPRING! Thanks, Mom!! And thank you all for playing!! =)'

1. What season are you in right now?
2. Do you celebrate anything special this time of year?
not really - perhaps the end of summer...
3. Name 3 things that come to mind when you think of spring (or your current season)?
spring? restless, move house, change jobs.
autumn? cooler, get to wear long sleeve, daylight saving ends

4. In the current season, about how many hours of the day are daylight hours?
i don't know...
5. Do you do any 'spring cleaning?'?
not really
6. Do you wash your own car or take it to the car wash?
neither, don't have a car
7. Do you hang your laundry out on a clothesline on nice days?
no, i cannot be sure that it wont be stolen...

   ...and the following is optional; although I do encourage you
   to participate:
   8. Post a picture that reflects the current season where
   you live.

a 14 day which is 140% of the RDDHA

Sunday, April 24, 2005

sunshine, lollipops & rainbows (without the lollipops...)

weeeee!! i am having a great weekend on the sunshine coast even if it has rained a lot. nisi and her family are totally adorable. the party last night was a lot of fun, although i was a bit daunted by being with 70 complete strangers. today we went down to the beach - so beautiful, so deserted, so fine! i wish i could find a beach like it in sydney! i'll be back home tomorrow - i wish i could stay on holidays forever...

an 11 weekend which is 110% of the RLWDHA. a million bazillion gazillion bonus points because i have spent the weekend playing with nisi's and her neighbour's dogs!!

  1. Detachment:: self-contained
  2. Regard:: observe
  3. Community:: centre
  4. Strike three:: you're out!
  5. Congregation:: gathering
  6. Generous:: giving
  7. Pretention:: bullshit
  8. Pregnant:: not me!
  9. Drinking:: yes, a nice rose
  10. Brilliance:: guinness

Thursday, April 21, 2005

divas and goddesses

as Susan would say: 'So Happy It's Thursday!!!'

had lunch with gjc today - for once it was not windy and raining like it usually is whenever we make plans to meet - the weather goddess was looking out for us.

i am sooooooooooo looking forward to my long weekend adventure to meet nisi and help her celebrate her birthday. i wish i could meet every person on my blogroll. has anybody else met any of their blog friends in 'the real world'?

a 6 day which is 60% of the RDDHA

music to my ears
diva : annie lennox
y'all get scared now, ya hear! : the reindeer section
abc 702

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

two little ducks

not much to report yesterday so i didn't bother. the usual, go to work, come home, get on the net...

today was not much different except i rushed home to do some washing and then went to bingo with mrs jane. we didn't win bingo but did win a chook and a lamb roast in the meat raffle. i scored the lamb roast - i've been craving roast lamb lately, so that will be very nice indeed. we were a little bit naughty and put $5 each in a one armed bandit - we were lucky enough to walk away with $35 each...

the reason i rushed home to do some washing?? i need clean clothes for the weekend as i am going off to the sunshine coast for my first real live blogmeet. i'm going to visit nisi to attend her 40th birthday party!! i am sooooo looking forward to this weekend!!!

a 13 tuesday and a 14 wednesday. averaged over two days that's 135% of the RDDHA

music to my ears
abc 702

Monday, April 18, 2005

check out the cheeks and the bad perm

eek!! i cannot believe i'm doing this.

i have to play with my scanner and what's the point of hiding my hard work. thanks to the gimp for being so easy to use - i had to pixelate the faces of my companions - i'd hate to have my mug plastered on the net without permission...

p.s. i forgot to thank mandarin design for the knowledge. there is no way i could do this without their help!!

3rd daughter aged about 12 3rd daughter aged about 14 3rd daughter aged 14 yrs 5 months
3rd daughter aged about 15 3rd daughter aged about 16 3rd daughter aged 16 yrs 3 mths
3rd daughter aged 16 yrs 5 mths 3rd daughter aged about 19 3rd daughter aged almost 20

dig it all

nothing terribly exciting happened today. nothing at all.

monday madness!
otto says 'I was inspired to ask the following question after reading a post on logtar's blog. I have asked permission to use the subject of his post for my meme, and permission was granted. Thank you, Logtar! =)'

Let's Go Digital!

From the time you get up in the morning until the time you go to bed at night, how many different digital/electronic devices do you use on any given day? Please consider listing them, as it would be interesting to see what everyone comes up with!

various radios to wake me up, sing along to, keep me informed
one computer that i cannot resist, another that pays the bills
modem fired up to feed the addiction
www delivers the whirled wild whatever to my desktop
mp3 player with earphones to keep my brain from leaking out
bus ticket reader to validate me
traffic lights let me know i'm safe
pedometer tells me how far i've travelled
escalator takes me to the next level
elevator delivers me to my fate
id card - my passport to the office
a mobile phone to stay connected
a static telephone for work and play
copiers to curse at
printers to plead with
atm gives me the bad news about my bank balance
eftpos makes it easy to spend
dvd player if ever i get off the net
cd player for the aural treasures
polly put the kettle on
check the fridge to see if dinner has made itself...
cook some toast when i find it hasn't...
microwave oven nukes the leftovers
multiple globes to light my way

...and an optional random question, because I just cleaned my mouse... How often do you clean your mouse?
i used to clean my old mouse whenever when it got sticky. i have an optical mouse now - i've just cleaned it's little feet for the first time in the 3 months i've had it...

a 3 day which is 30% of the RDDHA. a gazillion bonus points for the labradog puppy on cleveland street - sooooooooooo cute!!

music to my ears
y'all get scared now, ya hear! - the reindeer section
songs for polar bears - snow patrol
enjoying them both too much to stop. totally obsessed...
abc 702

Sunday, April 17, 2005


...cha birthday brunch with mrs jane, her hubby mr jim and her friend bj this morning. i think i only go to yum cha so that i can have one of those divine little eggy custard tarts at the end...

  1. Great escape:: the name of the the meal room at work
  2. Cluster:: f*ck
  3. Wrong place, wrong time:: the night i met sak...
  4. Guided:: by voices
  5. Forensics:: argument
  6. Pros:: and cons
  7. Safety deposit box:: secrets
  8. Quadrant:: quadrangle
  9. Precisely:: exactly
  10. Who are you?:: i am me...
a 7 day which is 70% of the RDDHA

music to my ears
y'all get scared now, ya hear! - the reindeer section
songs for polar bears - snow patrol

how normal am i???

You Are 65% Normal

(Really Normal)

Otherwise known as the normal amount of normal

You're like most people most of the time

But you've got those quirks that make you endearing

You're unique, yes... but not frighteningly so!

Saturday, April 16, 2005

my head has exploded

my team leader bought herself a new printer/scanner/fax the other day and very kindly offfered me her old printer and scanner. (hey shirl, i recall making a comment on your blog the other day about getting access to a scanner... the universe was reading...) i gratefully accepted this kind offer and today she came over to deliver them. i have installed them but need to work out how to make them work - i have been too busy being distracted by boychat tonight to work it out properly. i'll have a go tomorrow when i am offline...

i was also the beneficiary of another generous workmate today. i told you the other day that all staff were given a double movie pass in appreciation of the smooth transition of the new client. one of the girls in the office gave her two tickets to miss e because she was not likely to use them as she never goes to the cinema. miss e very generously shared her good fortune with me and we went to see 'the life aquatic with steve zissou' - a very funny film that i highly recommend to you. bill murray just gets better with age and willem dafoe is fabulous - i never knew he could do comedy!

a 6 day which is 60% of the RDDHA

music to my ears
diva : annie lennox
y'all get scared now, ya hear! : the reindeer section
songs for polar bears : snow patrol
abc 702