Sunday, July 10, 2005

time flies

the ever lovely shirl tagged me for this one and provided the quiz that follows...

what I was doing:
10 years ago:
1995? living in domestic bliss with the knucklehead ex (in his pre-knucklehead days)
working for the insurance company out at homebush (where it is my belief that the shocking air condtioning system caused my first bout of viral meningitis)
oblivious to how different my life would be 5 years later...

5 years ago:
2000? still living with the knucklehead ex who had now moved on to his total fucknuckle stage
he had decided that he wanted to have an 'open relationship' and was shagging the girlfriend of one of his good friends
pity he told me about this after the fact
i was a different person then - i took the blame and tried to fix/save our relationship
eventually, i saw the light (or was it just the blank indifference in his eyes and on his face) and left him
it was the bravest thing i had done in my life and the wisest
terrified at how much my life had changed

1 year ago:
2004? the year i finally shook off most the shackles of the past and started having a real life again
still some work to be done but at least i'm moving forward, rather than stagnating in the past
amazed at how much nicer my life is now

(this response can pretend to be yesterday's post...)
went into town with miss e. our original plan was to see faker doing an instore appearance at the hmv store. the street press had advertised this as happening at 1pm, the signs in the store advised it would be 2pm. rather than waste an hour we both bought a dvd (human traffic for me and my life without me for miss e) and wandered off to paddy's market so miss e could exchange a vest that she had bought there the day before. we had a very tasty vietnamese lunch and then got the bus to newtown to see the july filmink freebie, tarnation. a kind of 'my life' documentary and very interesting (even if the jumpy/jerky titles were very annoying and eyestraining). it will be worth a second look on dvd.

5 snacks I enjoy:
1. chocolate
2. fruit
3. nuts (particularly almonds)
4. cheese
5. chocolate

5 songs I know all the words to:
1. by the time i get to phoenix - glen campbell
2. west end girls - pet shop boys
3. head over heels - tears for fears
4. chocolate - snow patrol
5. he's my blonde headed stompie wompie real gone surfer boy - little pattie

5 things I would do with $100 million:
1. buy a nice house overlooking the ocean
2. get a dog or 10
3. help out friends and family
4. invest enough so that i never have to work or worry about money again
5. donate huge sums to charity

5 locations I would like to run away to:
1. paris
2. london
3. mauritius
4. italy
5. everywhere

5 bad habits I have:
1. not enough exercise
2. erratic comfort food binges
3. going to bed late
4. not doing regular housework
5. lack of patience

5 things I like doing:
1. blogging
2. chatting with friends online
3. reading
4. listening and singing (howling) along to my favourite music
5. movies

5 things I would never wear:
1. bikini
2. g-string (a.k.a thongs or bum floss)
3. fur
4. hipsters
5. heels

5 tv shows I like:
1. who wants to be a millionaire
2. the einstein factor
3. deal or no deal
4. rock wiz
5. spicks and specks

5 biggest joys of the moment:
1. winter
2. friends - real life and online
3. music - doves, bloc party and interpol coming soon to a theatre near me!
4. cups of tea
5. movies

5 favorite toys:
1. mini ipod
2. computer
3. digital camera
4. cd burner
5. dvd player

5 next victims:
1. anyone
2. who
3. will
4. accept
5. the challenge

*looks at the current world's population*
You must have a lot of frustration then.

What pisses you off?          Created by ptocheia

a fabulous 26 saturday which is 260% of the RDDHA
the current wet and windy weather leads me to believe that today's count will be zero :(

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

back later for a sunday update and some unconscious mutterings