Friday, September 30, 2005


labour day long weekend here in beautiful sunny sydney - three days of unadulterated me time!!

i'm so glad it is friday. my brain is fuller than full. after finalising the training, we had a long lunch and then went back to the office for a tour of the the building and a meet & greet with the managers. i spent the rest of the afternoon with my team and there were drinks and our department's manager did a presentation on how he expects things to happen under the new structure. the team seem really nice but shy susan took over so i did not hang around long. my comfort zone has been pummelled lately and i did not have the energy for it to be stretched any further. there is still a lot to learn as far as procedures and products go but that will be ok and i'm looking forward to getting stuck into some real work on tuesday.

the lovely miss e got in early this morning scored us some tickets to see franz ferdinand again - this time at the enmore theatre. they are not playing until january 2006, so i have plenty of time to decide what to wear...

a 20 two days which is 100% of the RDDDHA

music to my ears
it's my life : talk talk
the runaway found: the veils
son of evil reindeer : reindeer section
a house on a street in a town i'm from : the panics
vega 95.3
abc 702

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

lovely and hot but not naked!!

nothing terribly exciting happening, just lots of training. i got 100% on two asssignments and 85% for another. i think i did ok in the exam today - will know tomorrow. learning managed investments over the next two days - that could totally overload my brain - arrgghh!!

an interesting search term found my wee bloggy today - 'pictures of lovely naked hot chicks'... each individual word was used in the month of january 2005 but not in the same sentence or post... i so hope the seeker of pictures of lovely naked hot chicks was not disappointed...

a 25 two days which is 125% of the RDDDHA

music to my ears
hot fuss : killers
vega 95.3

Monday, September 26, 2005

when i'm 64

another day of nothing much to report.

more training - all about retirement income streams - very brain taxing and i might never use it in my day to day tasks. it is fun all the same, especially when my poor deluded brain cells finally accept and comprehend some esoteric concept. i hope i can say the same thing on wednesday evening - there are two more days of age pensions and taxation - woohoo!!

monday madness! otto says ' It's Monday again; time for new questions! Thank you, Tricia, for the first 4 questions below. Let's play!'

1. Ice cream or Yogurt? without a doubt it has to be ice cream
2. What's your favorite board game? i adore board games but would have to nominate scrabble as the favourite.
3. Do you play video games? If yes, what game system(s) do you use? no
4. If you were given a chance to change your name, would you do it? If yes, what would your new name be? no, i like the name i have
5. What are the last 2 blogs that you've visited? Please share the links with us so we can check them out. spazzymoto's revenge and viper squad ten
6. What's your biggest frustration? people who forget to think before they act.

a 13 day which is 130% of the RDDHA

music to my ears
the last broadcast : doves
some cities : doves
vega 95.3

Sunday, September 25, 2005

more magic

up bright and early to get the washing done before going off to see the magician - a film about a hitman made in documentary style - it was ok but dragged a bit in the middle. i lay down on the couch this afternoon to watch my life without me but ended up nodding off and missing most of it. what i saw was good so i will have to watch it again. apart from all that, there is not much else exciting to report.

unconscious mutterings
1. Crave:: desire
2. Whole package:: kit and caboodle
3. Roommates:: the reason i live alone
4. 5:30:: still sleeping
5. Lesbian:: sapphic
6. Poignant:: pathos
7. Hurtful:: bruise
8. You and I:: me and you
9. Grateful:: dead
10. Giggle:: snicker

a 9 day which is 90% of the RDDHA

music to my ears
the greatest hits, so far : p.i.l.

Saturday, September 24, 2005


a rather fine saturday.

i spent the day with miss e - we had coffee in randwick then did a spot of shopping in bondi junction.

i have omitted to tell you that miss e and i had a falling out just over a week ago but i am happy to tell you that it is all sorted out now.

tomorrow we are off to see the magician, one of the filmink freebies for this month - we are very lucky to have two in the current edition!

there nothing like a day spent at the mall followed by an outing to the cinema to rebuild the bonds of friendship.

a 27 day which is 270% of the RDDHA

Friday, September 23, 2005


despite the fact that i know i will love my new job, i am sooooooooo glad this week is over. my brain is full. back to training all of next week and the following monday the real work will begin. basically the whole department is going through a total restructure and all the current teams will be changed and moved. i have met some people who will be in my team and i'm hoping one of the girls in training will be in the team too. we get along quite well and it will be nice to have a buddy who is also new. it will be interesting to see where we all end up.

oops! oops! oops! i forgot to go mad!! better late than never!!

monday madness! otto says ' Good Monday morning! Please answer the following questions in your blog and don't forget to come back and leave us your link! Thanks for playing...'

1.:: When you're stressed out, what do you do to relieve your stress? stomp about, play loud music and sing along (badly), cry, swear, have comfort eating binges (sometimes all at once!)
2.:: Are you normally a patient person, or is patience NOT one of your virtues? um, i am mostly patient but only up to a certain point; after that, you don't want to test it...
3.:: How many times a week do you blog? at least daily, sometimes twice
4.:: How many memes a week do you participate in? just two, monday madness and unconscious mutterings
5.:: Describe the perfect day, weather-wise. cool in the morning (about 15°C), followed by a dry sunny day with a maximum temp of about 23-24°C, with a light breeze and the occasional fluffy white cloud drifting across a dazzlingly blue sky. pretty much like it has been lately here in beautiful downtown sydney.
6.:: Would you rather be too hot, or too cold? too cold - you can always put on more clothes and turn up the heater.
7.:: Do you eat out often, and if so, what type of restaurants do you frequent? no, but when i do, it is usually thai, vietnamese or japanese - cheap and cheerful.
8.:: If you could run your own business, what type of business would it be? cafe/bookstore or dog grooming salon

a 15 day which is 150% of the RDDHA with a gazillion hugs for one of yesterday's cute puppies, left by himself in the pet store today - his little friend has been claimed.

music to my ears
elemental : tears for fears
everybody loves a happy ending : tears for fears
vega 95.3
abc 702

Thursday, September 22, 2005


after a bad start, thursday turned out ok. there was the same confusion about what to do with me but eventually it was sorted. i now know where to be and what i'll be doing. yeah! i even have my id card (with the standard ugly photo) so i can actually gain access to the floor i'm on rather than relying on the kindness of strangers or tailgating behind someone who has a pass.

only a 2 day which is 20% of the RDDHA, but a bazillion bonus bones as the two were a pair of adorably cute maltese terrier/chihuahua cross puppies in the mid-city centre pet store. i had to go up there at lunchtime for a doggy vision because the morning bus trip yielded a big zero!

music to my ears
songs from the big chair : tears for fears
elemental : tears for fears
vega 95.3

Wednesday, September 21, 2005


gah!! it's all a bit disorganised which is stressing me just a little bit. i turned up for training this morning (it is being held offsite) only to find that i did not have to be there as i have already done the course with the previous employer. i was sent back to the office, where, of course, they were not expecting me. i ended up spending the morning watching as another girl did her work and just seeing the systems they use. woohoo!! there is an imaging system, so all the work comes to your desktop electronically!! after lunch, i was sitting with another guy and after watching what he did for a while, i processed some account withdrawals. it was quite fun. i have no idea what will happen for the next few days - because i was supposed to be in training for the rest of the week and beyond, they have not got a system login or a desk for me as yet. tomorrow, i'll just turn up and do what they ask.

despite the stress, this job is going to be good for my health! i was very spoilt in the last few months - one small block from the morning bus to the office and a quick skip across the street in the afternoon. now, it is at least 6 blocks walk in the morning and because i absolutely hate having to stand in the bus going home (or not get my choice of seat), i have been walking down to circular quay to get the bus home. this means 6 blocks with enough of an incline to make me puff a bit, followed by about 4 blocks down to the quay. my pedometer does not quite know what has happened to it!! it is reaching figures never seen before!! there is also a company gym in the basement and it only costs $8 per week - i might as well capitalise on all the good work the walking will be doing and go crunch some abs or whatever it is that you do at a gym...

a 5 day which is 50% of the RDDHA

music to my ears
the final straw : snow patrol
songs for polar bears : snow patrol - gary lightbody's voice is very soothing
vega 95.3

go the distance

still here somewhere... have not actually done any work yet... full on training for at least two weeks and i'm not sure i will go the distance. it is amazing how exhausting it can be to sit in a room and listen and 'participate'. i've had to have an evening nap both night's this week as it is impossible to stay awake.

just in case you are wondering, the tea spill does not appear to have damaged anything so i can continue to turn the tv on for background noise and ignore the rest :)

a 17 two days which is 65% of the RDDDHA

music to my ears
son of evil reindeer : reindeer section
y'all get scared now, ya hear! : reindeer section
vega 95.3
abc 702

Monday, September 19, 2005

Sunday, September 18, 2005

technically unemployed

a very quiet weekend, conserving my energy for my big day tomorrow. yippee!!

6.30pm update:: i have just spilt tea all over the tv, dvd, video & digital set top box and my dvd collection. damn!! there is tea in the powerboard so i wont be turning it back on anytime soon. i'll buy a new powerboard tomorrow. i was going to have a night away from the the computer but with no tv, i guess i'll just have to spend the night on the net *sigh*

unconscious mutterings
1. Less filling:: more space??
2. Glue:: clag
3. Surprise me:: eek!!
4. Model:: citizen
5. Fee:: entry
6. Microphone:: feedback
7. Choices:: decisions, decisions
8. To the bone:: skin deep...
9. Run!:: snow patrol
10. Appeal:: sex... please give generously

a 19 weekend which is 95% of the RWDHA

music to my ears
hot fuss : the killers
the ego has landed : robbie williams
karma : delirium - disc 2
vega 95.3
abc 702

Friday, September 16, 2005

it's over

thank &%$# it is over. right now, i need to lie down and work through this very simple fact. i need to be fresh and stress free for my new beginning, come monday.

a 6 day which is 60% of the RDDHA

music to my ears
karma : delerium - discs 1 & 2
vega 95.3

Thursday, September 15, 2005

the fastest week, ever

wow! i thought last week went quickly! i cannot believe it is now thursday evening and tomorrow is my last day in headset hell! my team took me out for lunch today - we had yum-cha at the restaurant downstairs (it has been closed for renovations for about 3 months and reopened yesterday.) lots of yummy little chinese morsels with some coconut jelly and an eggy custard tart for dessert - yummo!

i hope i can sleep tonight!!

a 10 day which is 100% of the RDDHA

music to my ears
karma : delirium - disc 1 & 2
vega 95.3

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

treading water

my life appears to be in some sort of limbo, just waiting for 4.30pm friday.

i have been able to catch up with a lot of work this week - it is amazing how quickly people can provide longstanding missing information when you tell them that you're leaving and wont be there to follow up for them...

only two more days until i am free - yeah!!

a 10 day which is 100% of the RDDHA

music to my ears
karma : delerium
vega 95.3

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

more me me meme...

i was tagged by shirl. i’m supposed to list ten things that make me happy and then "charge six others with the same miserable burden". so, here goes…

1. spring
2. flowers
3. puppies
4. laughing
5. blogging
6. chocolate
7. having a new job
8. chatting online with friends, old & new
9. a nice hot cup of strong tea, with milk and sugar
10. having the bestest friends a girl could ever have

i will pass the baton on to anybody else who wants to play!


not a lot to tell you so i'll play this, as found at karen's...

1. What is your occupation? currently: account administrator/customer service. as of next monday: senior customer service consultant
2. What are you listening to right now? vega 95.3 - they are playing 'silly love songs' by paul mccartney and wings
3. What was the last thing you ate? a kopiko milk coffee lolly
4. Do you wish on stars? of course, don't you??
5. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? bright red
6. How is the weather right now? perfect spring weather - cool, sunny, light breeze. well, during the day at least. it is now cool and dark but warm inside.
7. Last person you spoke to on the phone? one of my employers, whose account i administer. a nice man who has always managed to make me laugh when i have talked to him. i will miss that part of my job.
8. How old are you today? 44 years, 11 weeks and 4 days
9. Favorite drink? um, i can never just give a single answer. i love: vanilla coke, lemon cordial, pineapple juice, coffee, tea, water etc...
10. Favorite sport to watch? cricket and bowling
11. Have you ever dyed your hair? yes, regularly. last time was last thursday
12. Do you wear contacts? yes, and glasses but not at the same time
13. Pets? no :(
14. Favorite month? september!!!
15. Favorite food? oooh!! too hard. again, more than one... most fruits except melons, chocolate, fresh bread, italian, japanese, thai. pretty much anything except melons, bean sprouts, capsicum (peppers), green peas and eggplant (aubergine)
16. What was the last movie you watched? the perfect catch
17. Favorite day of the year? um, any day that i am happy
18. What do you do to vent anger? cry, raise my voice, kick inanimate objects, sing out loud, stomp about
19. What was your favorite toy as a child? my teddy bear
20. Fall or Spring? spring!
21. Hugs or kisses? both, on an ongoing basis
22. Cherry or Blueberry? blueberry
23. Favorite mythical animal/creature? elves and pixies and fairies
24. Greatest Pet Peeve? leaving the toilet seat and lid up, people who are ignorant, racist, homophobic... the list goes on...
25. To be or not to be, that is the question? to be
26. Living arrangements? just me, myself and i
27. When was the last time you cried? when i got the call saying i had my new job
28. This question was originally skipped, so I’ll copy Karen and make up my own question: Favourite perfume? i've gone back to 'panthere' by cartier
29. Who is the friend you have had the longest? kerrie, who i have known since i was six
30. What did you do last night? came home from work, got on the net, got off the net, cooked some dinner, got back on the net - same as every other night
31. Favorite smell? anything citrus
32. What/Who inspires you? people who rise above the crap that life deals them and do the best they can.
33. What are you afraid of? fire, being alone forever, snakes, boogeymen
34. Plain, cheese or spicy hamburgers? hamburger with beetroot, egg, bacon and cheese & just a little bit of onion, please
35. Favorite car? none
36. Favorite dog breed? all of them but i will admit that rottweilers and dobermanns scare me and i really don't like the snuffly noises made by pekingese
37. Number of keys on your key ring? seven
38. How many years at your current job? 3 years, 9 weeks, 1 day and only 3 days left!!
39. Favorite day of the week? friday!

a 16 day which is 160% of the RDDHA

music to my ears
cast of thousands : elbow
antics : interpol
vega 95.3