Tuesday, May 31, 2005

a bunch of smiles...

...for my friend mike - despite my grump, he still thinks i'm lovely.

i'm sure he is kind enough to share them with everybody else who drops by.


another day where nothing happens. woke up, went to work, went to the supermarket (now there's a deviation from the norm!), came home, got on the net. how exciting.

the mood is still up. in the supermarket, there was a man and his young daughter in the queue behind me - they only had a packet of mini snickers bars while i had a basket full of vegetables. kind susan fought her way past grumpy susan and let them be served before me - the smiles on their faces made it worthwhile.

i challenge all of my visitors to do something nice for a total stranger today and report back to me.
failure to do this will mean no nice smiles to cheer your day

and just because i've been so boring lately, here are some fun blog games for you to play

originally found here and spotted here too...

10 things i've never done...
1. won an olympic medal
2. watched desperate housewives
3. owned a leather jacket
4. watched a sunset over the ocean
5. been to antarctica
6. driven a bus
7. jumped out of an aeroplane
8. walked a mile in someone else's shoes
9. won the lottery
10. worked out the meaning of life

and found this one here

go to google image search and type in your answers to the following questions. post the first picture that is available for it, no matter what it is.
1. where were you born?
2. where did you grow up?
3. where do you live now?
4. what is your name?
5. what is your favorite food?
6. what is your favorite drink?
7. what is your favorite band?
8. what is your favorite scent?
9. what are your favorite shoes?
10. where did you go to school?

a 5 day which is 50% of the RDDHA

music to my ears
antics : interpol
turn on the bright lights : interpol
abc 702

Monday, May 30, 2005


another one of those endlessly mundane mondays. nothing exciting happened but my mood has lifted and i'm not feeling so blah and negative as i have been lately. let's hope it lasts...

monday madness! otto says 'This week I'm asking you to choose a letter of the alphabet. Now list the ten items below that begin with the letter you chose....'

um... my letter is... g!

1. a family member grandmother
2. a movie garden state
3. a game golf
4. an automobile goggomobil
5. a fictional character grinch
6. a famous person greta garbo
7. a food gulab jamun
8. a household item garbage bin
9. a book great expectations
10. a song guess i'm dumb

a single digit 1 day which is 10% of the RDDHA

music to my ears
turn on the bright lights : interpol
abc 702

Sunday, May 29, 2005

weekend wrap-up

where do i start? my week went a bit downhill after my last post...

stupid girly pains struck on friday morning, bad enough that i ended up not going to see the panics on friday night - i cried when i told miss e i would not be up to it and i cried again when i got home - such a sook...

felt better enough on saturday to front up for some overtime - again, i only do it for the money - 6.5 hours work will add 13 hours pay to my pocket. did not do much with the rest of day but managed to stay up until 3am this morning, engaged in .

after a well deserved sleep-in until midday (the joy of having the blind down, the curtains drawn and the alarm firmly in the 'off' position), i managed to get the washing done, a brief spot of and then walked down to coogee with miss e. as usual, the fresh air and oceanic closeness has restored my spirits. despite the fact that the weather has turned decidedly wintery, i should walk the walk more often.

unconscious mutterings
  1. Crowd:: a face in the...
  2. Hamburger:: heaven
  3. Choker:: chain
  4. Lights:: camera, action
  5. Tinsel:: gaudy
  6. Testament:: last will and...
  7. Best part of the day:: 'getting home from work' time
  8. Election:: ballot papers
  9. Clarinet:: acker bilk
  10. Dead Sea:: floating
a 16 day which is 160% of the RDDHA

music to my ears
it's my life : talk talk
antics : interpol
turn on the bright lights : interpol
silent alarm : bloc party
substance (disc 1) : new order
hot fuss : the killers

Thursday, May 26, 2005

almost time to panic...

another exciting day... well, not really... the usual - get up, go to work. i did change course slightly and did 2.5 hours overtime because i was on a roll with two particularly messy accounts. they are looking much neater now so there will be less to stress about (for a few days at least...)

a 0 day which is 0% of the RDDHA

music to my ears
a house on a street in a town i'm from : the panics
crack in the wall : the panics
no cities left : the dears
son of evil reindeer : reindeer section
songs for polar bears : snow patrol
turn on the bright lights : interpol
abc 702

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

nice and normal

sorry for the language yesterday - normal, nice susan has now returned (well, as normal and nice as i know how to be...)

another one of those not terribly exciting days - wake up, go to work, come home, get on the net... at least it is payday.

a 3 day which is 30% of the RDDHA

music to my ears
antics : interpol
turn on the bright lights : interpol
when it's all over we still have to clear up : snow patrol
final straw : snow patrol
diva : annie lennox
abc 702

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

tell us how you really feel

meh! i have let a complete fool make a complete fool of me.

a certain disappearing / reappearing person used his wily snake-oil peddler charms and i fell for it. would it surprise you if i told you he has disappeared again? i have tried to make allowances as he has had some recent family dramas but that is no excuse for standing me up and not having the decency to call to cancel or plead some idiotic excuse. the problem is that i knew this would probably happen as it is not like he has not done it before. i am more angry with myself for falling for his particular brand of charm again. this temporary lapse of reason on my part has pushed me back into old, useless behaviour of my own; shutting down and holding in my feelings. not any more...


so, how was your tuesday? mine was ok.

p.s. happy 21st birthday to my nephew, michael :) - all of my babies are growing up :(

p.p.s. don't you think it is about time you had your own audioscrobbler account?

a 4 day which is 40% of the RDDHA

music to my ears
antics : interpol
turn on the bright lights : interpol
abc 702

Monday, May 23, 2005

bugger the rest of you, today it's all about meme

no more bullshit! the next person to piss me off will probably get a big surprise... i'm as mad as hell and i'm not going to take it anymore!!

lets just forget about yesterday's little dummy spit and move on...

monday madness!
otto says 'Thanks for playing, everyone! I hope you enjoy your upcoming week! =)'

The following all begin with 'In your lifetime, have you....'

1. ...ridden on a rollercoaster? yes, several times and hated every moment of every ride...
2. ...performed (in any area of the arts) onstage? yes, if you count being a 'dolly from the follies' in a 2nd grade production of 'the wedding of the painted doll'...
3. ...planted a garden? yes, vegetables, herbs and flowers
4. ...ever had to reformat your hard drive due to a virus/spyware? no, not yet and hopefully, i will never have to...
5. ...written a book? A poem? A song? yes, the odd haiku
6. ...sang karaoke? not yet, never been drunk enough to unleash my lack of singing talent on an unsuspecting public :)
7. ...been interviewed by a local tv station/newspaper? yes, the local paper visited when i organised a fund raising morning tea at the office for cancer research back in 1995. omg, was that really 10 years ago!!
8. ...witnessed a tornado/earthquake/hurricane first-hand? um, depends... when the newcastle earthquake happened in 1989, the building i worked in here in sydney shifted on it's foundations and moved about 2-3 inches in one direction and then back again. in reality, i would say i have not witnessed it first hand but we sure did feel it.
9. ...participated in a photo scavenger hunt? no, but only because i have no idea what to do...
10. ...traveled to another country? yes, indeedy...

better late than never, here are some unconscious mutterings
  1. Heimlich:: manoeuvre
  2. Gesture:: symbolic
  3. Party:: animal
  4. Cuddle:: ...me
  5. Room with a view:: opera
  6. Sebastian:: hardie
  7. Ooooh:: yeah!
  8. Sigh:: of relief
  9. Two fish, three fish:: dinner
  10. Cake or death:: cake, please
a 0 day which is 0% of the RDDHA

music to my ears
diva : annie lennox
antics : interpol
turn on the bright lights : interpol
abc 702

Sunday, May 22, 2005

hell is other people

don't ask...
music to drown out the world
the best of : new order
substance (disc 1) : new order
substance (disc 2) : new order
low life : new order
get ready : new order

Saturday, May 21, 2005

early bird

made it into work by 8am and worked until 3.30pm - another day spent under the wall of sound while bashing madly at my keyboard.

went over to miss e's for dinner and a gossipfest tonight. i know i bang on about this but i hope everyone on the planet has a friend like her, a true treasure. we had spicy pumpkin dip and soya crisps washed down with pink champagne for starters, lovely lasagne with a nice bottle of rose for dinner and finished up with rather divine passionfruit cheesecake and banoffi pie. (it was my job to provide dessert - i cheated and bought a piece of each of these lovely creations from zellini's and they were absolutely delicious!!) it has been ages since we've had a fun saturday night of good food, good wine and good gossip. always a great way to spend any evening.

a 7 day which is 70% of the RDDHA

music to my ears
silent alarm : bloc party
hot fuss : the killers
turn on the bright lights : interpol
diamond mine : richard clapton
short note : matt finish
kicking the national habit : grand national
cast of thousands : elbow
final straw : snow patrol

Friday, May 20, 2005

a bit of a panic...

...a guy from the metro theatre called and left a message on my mobile phone about an 'admin problem' with my bloc party ticket purchase... eek!!! i prepared for the worst possible scenario - we no longer had tickets... as it turned out, instead of two tickets, i had four - the first 'failed' purchase attempt did actually get through. *sigh* heart attack averted... after sorting out that little mess, miss e and i got online this morning and made sure we got our doves tickets.

the line up for our live listening pleasure in the immediate future:
may 27 : the panics : the vanguard
july 19 : doves : metro theatre
july 21 : bloc party : metro theatre
july 29 : interpol : enmore theatre

i don't know which one i'm looking forward to more!!!

an altogether good day:
bloc party ticket crisis sorted
doves tickets obtained
very productive workday without having to justify my workflow management existence
a poets day early mark to make sure i got to the post office in time to...
collect a mystey parcel containing books and a cd - thanks nisi!!!
a million visitors via bacon & ehs - thanks kim!!
left my wallet and id card at work (doh!!) but miss e bought them home for me

did i hear the word 'happy'???

a 7 day which is 70% of the RDDHA

music to my ears
turn on the bright lights : interpol
silent alarm : bloc party
bits and pieces of new order & snow patrol
abc 702

Thursday, May 19, 2005

the fun never stops

nowt terribly exciting to report. went to work, had a yummy home made salad for lunch (shredded bbq chicken, lettuce, onion/garlic/alfalfa sprouts, rocket, carrot, cucumber, tomatoes, craisins, sunflower/linseed mix, balsamic dressing - yum!!) still too much work and not enough hours in the day but tomorrow is friday!!! yeah!!! i have volunteered for overtime on saturday but only for the $$$money$$$

watched the life of david gale tonight - geez, i adore kevin spacey.

a 5 day which is 50% of the RDDHA

music to my ears
open season : british sea power
turn on the bright lights : interpol
abc 702

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

mini weekend

i had a lovely day off:
slept in until just after 9am
mooched around the net for a while
made some phone calls to sort out some appointments and stuff
went into the city to deposit a cheque into my bank account
got the bus to newtown to pick up my dvd prize
bought some yummy sourdough bread rolls
got another bus to coogee and had a look at the ocean
came home via zellinis with a large soya mocha
more net navigation
snuggled up on the couch to watch another of my borrowed dvds, pure
leftover risotto for dinner
back on the net :)

wishing i could have a mini weekend every week...

only two more days of grind then the real weekend is back

a fabulous 15 day which is 150% of the RDDHA

music to my ears
turn on the bright lights : interpol