Sunday, July 31, 2005


started this one earlier and left it in draft and forgot all about it - doh!!

unconscious mutterings
1. Risks:: taking...
2. Abdominal:: snowman
3. Radiant:: heater
4. The usual:: suspects
5. Mix and match:: options
6. Wireless:: broadband
7. Remedial:: massage
8. Mile:: end
9. Long lost:: friend
10. Only one:: there can be...

liar, liar, pants on fire obfuscation returns!! mark august 12 in your blog diaries - the one day of the year that i will let you off for telling porkies.

words and music

another stay at home sunday doing not much more than listening to music and aimlessly wandering around the whirled wild whatever. it was fabulous to sit here and not feel guilty about putting off the housework in favour of feeding my addiction. i did go downstairs to the 7-11 to get some milk so the day wasn't totally wasted...

a 0 day which is 0% of the RDDHA

music to my ears
tourist : athlete
open season : british sea power
addicted romantic : faker
silent alarm : bloc party
best of : new order
get ready : new order

Saturday, July 30, 2005

saturday sweep

a big day of housework - my clothes are all clean & dry, the kitchen has been scrubbed, the bathroom is sparkling, the antique dust collection is gone and the vacuum cleaner is exhausted after the workout it had.

my loathing of housework is well known but sometimes i just have to get over it and get it done.

a 0 day which is 0% of the RDDHA

music to my ears
dreams : evermore
hopes & fears : keane
hot fuss : the killers
turn on the bright lights : interpol

Friday, July 29, 2005

blog on the run...

running out the door to go to enmore to see interpol... more later...

1.15am update: too tired to tell you more than that it was a fabulous night out. great band, great show, happy (tired, ears ringing) susan

a 19 22 day which is 220% of the RDDHA

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

Thursday, July 28, 2005


sorry to be a tease. if you must know, i went on a kind of date with a man i have been chatting with for a short while. had a coffee and then walked to coogee and back. the return trip is a killer - all uphill. it is easier when you have good company to chat with. i guess we will see what happens from here...

the phone interview this morning was ok. just the standard behavioural questions about how you would deal with certain situations and giving examples. i'm sure i'll find out soon enough if my responses were acceptable.

that was my thursday, how was yours?


i'm off on an adventure... more later maybe...

so far, an 11 day which is 110% of the RDDHA

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

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

all will be revealed

a totally lazy butt day - i did very little except sleep and spend too much time on the net. i had a very revealing chat with my dear friend gjc - we don't get to talk often enough, so it was great to catch up. i have updated all the missing links to the new server, all the pictures in my archives will now appear. despite requests to the contrary, i have done a little bit of housework - just cleaned up the trail of junk (shoes, clothes, newspapers) that tends to stay where it lands until i decide to clean up. there is still the vacuuming, bathtub scrub and kitchen once-over to do but they will have to wait...

the good news? at 8.30am tomorrow, i have a telephone interview for the government job that i have applied for. wish me luck...

a 0 day which is 0% of the RDDHA - it's to be expected if you don't leave the house.

music to my ears
antics / turn on the bright lights : interpol
the best of / get ready : new order
abc 702

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

friday comes early

another standard 3d day - got up, went to work , came home, got on the net, got off the net, had some dinner, got back on the net, talking to boys and my niece on msn and yahoo messengers.

the good news? i don't have to go to work tomorrow!! yippee!! a midweek oasis of 'me' time!! next monday is 'bank holiday' for workers in the financial services industry in the state of NSW only, the rest of the country will be working as per normal. this means our phone calls and mailbags will be at their usual levels. due to a crackdown on overtime, instead of paying us extra to work, they have to give us a day in lieu of working monday and my day off is tomorrow.

happy susan!!

mmm... what to do??
a movie?? more than likely...
some housework?? possible but not likely...
a sleep-in?? definitely!!

10.14pm update: eek!! i forgot my tuesday twitterings a.k.a monday madness!! thanks for the comment otto - you reminded me!!

monday madness! otto says 'I apologize for not getting these questions up sooner; first the power problem, second, no internet until now. Thanks for your patience. Also, I will update the participant list this week. Now for the questions...'

1. What kind of storm is the most scarey to you? the storm i get caught unprepared for. i love storms and am happy to be out in the rain (as long as the lightning is far away...)
2. In your opinion, what is the perfect outdoor temperature? 22-23°C with sunshine, low humidity and a gentle breeze.
3. Would you rather experience thunderstorms or snowstorms? thunderstorms are immensely cool but i have never experienced a snowstorm. would love to do so one day.
4. Share a weather-related experience with us...feel free to include pictures! the night we went to see the movie 'independence day' (some time in august 1996), a massive hail/thunderstorm started as we were leaving the cinema. we ended up getting a taxi home (about half a mile) because it was really cold and the weather was just to wild to walk home and we had just missed a bus.

a 6 day which is 60% of the RDDHA

music to my ears
antics : interpol
turn on the bright lights : interpol
songs for polar bears : snow patrol
abc 702

Monday, July 25, 2005

so, what else is new?

another normal day in 3rd daughter world - got up, went to work, came home, got on the net, got off the net to have some dinner, back on the net, talking to boys. life is ok.

monday madness! otto has had power problems so monday madness might become tuesday twitterings...

a 16 day which is 160% of the RDDHA

music to my ears
turn on the bright lights : interpol - in preparation for friday night!
abc 702

Sunday, July 24, 2005

solitary sunday

a stay at home day - slept in until 10.30am, spent way too much time on the net, did some washing, spent some more time on the net and that's about it.

9.15pm update: have just seen a preview on the tv for stooged which will finally go to air on thursday night. it has been nearly 6 months since i went to a taping of one of the shows. i will have to have a look and see the final product. now i'm off to watch one of my favourite aussie films - crackerjack. it cracks me up every time.

unconscious mutterings
1. Believing:: seeing is...
2. Invasion:: ...of privacy
3. Boys:: ...light up
4. Island:: desert...
5. Repeatedly:: again and again and again
6. Normal:: behaviour
7. Hex:: voodoo
8. Tuxedo:: black tie
9. Virgin:: blue
10. Cereal:: aisle

a 0 day which is 0% of the RDDHA. i cannot expect much if i don't leave the house and yesterday's canine bonanza more than makes up for today's zero.

music to my ears
jjj - they were broadcasting live from splendour in the grass at byron bay - good stuff.

Saturday, July 23, 2005

woof, bark, arf, bow-wow, ruff

an absolutely amazing, astounding, unprecedented
63 ( yes, count 'em - S I X T Y    T H R E E ) day
which is an astonishingly satisfying 630% of the RDDHA!!!
susan heaven

miss e and i ended up going to balmain today. we got the ferry there and back - it was a perfect day for chugging across the harbour - sunshine and blue skies and a decidely spring like temperature of 21°C. the balmain market has some funky stuff. i was mostly well behaved and only bought a 2nd hand book (the gift of story - three decades of UQP short stories : chock full of short stories by australian writers and edited by marion halligan, my favourite aussie author), a little cactus plant to sit on my windowsill, some pretty floral cellophane wrapping paper and three small morroccan 'carpet' wall hanging things (only $2 each - photo to come when i work out how and where to hang them). we had a 'japanese pizza' for lunch - chicken, shredded carrot, cabbage & white and green onion cooked on a thin crepe like base with a little bit of teriyaki sauce slurped over the top - delicious and something that could easily be made at home. after lunch we wandered along both sides of darling street, checking out the all too abundant little shops that sell pretty things. again, i was restrained and only bought some incense and a cute elephant incense holder. i was very tempted to buy a gorgeous velvet 'geisha' blanket but at $155 it would have broken the budget. a trip to balmain is not complete without a visit to victoire bakery for some of their fabulous sourdough bread. a quick afternoon tea and muffin break gave us the energy for the walk back to the ferry wharf - the public transport fairies were looking out for us at every turn today. we did not have to wait more than a few minutes (if at all) for bus or ferry. all in all, a fantastic saturday - the sort that would raise the uncheeriest of spirits.

music to my ears
addicted romantic : faker
antics : interpol
turn on the bright lights : interpol
open season : british sea power
australian made pop retrospective 1971-2000 (34 influential songs that defined the australian pop music scene) : a $10 purchase from fish records. there are 3 songs that i really love and a few others that i like, so it was worth it.

Friday, July 22, 2005


my ears are still ringing & buzzing... i hope there is no permanent damage!!

i had two job related emails today - did not get the bondi junction job but i did get an email about the government job that i applied for a few weeks ago... i have made it through the first stage and can expect a telephone interview in the next week or two... it pays quite well and hopefully i can get a position in the city office - it could be any of their offices but i think they try to place you as close to home as possible. another girl from the current hellhole left recently to work for this same section but in a team leader role. it gives me hope that the universe is steering me in the right direction...

miss e and i were going to go up the mountains tomorrow (our 2nd annual trip to leura and katoomba). the bad news is that there is trackwork on the rail line so we'd have to get a bus from the city to penrith and get the train from there. it takes about an hour and a half to get to penrith in the train, the bus would take far too long so we've put the trip off for another weekend soon (while it is still winter). we have a backup plan to fossick about one of the many saturday morning markets in suburban sydney. the good news is that i can sleep in for a bit.

a 2 day which is 20% of the RDDHA

music to my ears
a song is a city : eskimo joe
abc 702

hard of hearing

woohoo!! what a night. bloc party were fabulous and so was the support band. as much as i love doves, this was by the far the better night. the support band for doves were rather pathetic, seemed quite bored to be there and did not engage with the audience (and they made a snide remark, telling the crowd they could 'stand up now' when they played their last song). tonight's support, cut copy, were chatty and entertaining and happy to be there (and they reminded me a teeny bit of new order - that will always gain bonus points!) after two very loud nights out this week, i think my hearing is shot - a very interesting hissing/ringing sound in my right ear. i hope it does not keep me awake...

a dozen day which is 120% of the RDDHA

music to my ears
some cities : doves
silent alarm : bloc party
bloc party (and cut copy) : live at the metro
abc 702

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

we're going to a party

great night out last night - doves were just fabulous. they played my favourite song first and played all the ones i wanted to hear. we're off to see bloc party tomorrow night and i can't wait. i have a inkling that it will be an even more fabulous night.

another day of drudgery at the grind. i'm currently trawling the job sites for temp work and sending off my resume for anything that sounds interesting. the idea of being stuck in that place for too much longer is starting to depress me. some more stupid ideas regarding the back up team were presented in the weekly meeting today - i made my thoughts about them quite plain. i expect some backlash from my comments but i know my opposition is valid and the others agreed with me (although i doubt they would have spoken up - this little black duck refuses to be bullied!)

a 4 day which is 40% of the RDDHA

music to my ears
silent alarm : bloc party
abc 702

this is what it sounds like...

...when doves sing! bliss!!

an 8 day which is 80% of the RDDHA

music to my ears
doves : live at the metro
the last broadcast : doves
some cities : doves
abc 702