Monday, October 31, 2005

meh mark II

making an effort on the pma but i would rather have stayed in bed and hid under the doona (duvet, quilt, comforter - call it what you will). i must, must, must have an early night tonight or i fear i will be asleep at my desk by about 10.30am tomorrow.

p.s. happy halloween... i've had this pic floating around my hard drive for years. if you own it or know who does, let me know and they will get full credit. it is too cute not to post. finding this has cheered me up immensely.

monday madness! otto says " Thanks to all who played last week; I'm aware that the comments weren't working for a good portion of the day, but hopefully we'll have better luck this week. Now on to this week's questions! ".

1. Name 1 comedy movie you've seen. crackerjack - great aussie film
2. Name 2 black and white films you remember seeing. top hat & a patch of blue
3. Name 3 dramas you thought were worth watching. cracker, the lakes & big, bad world - british drama rules!!
4. Name 4 television shows you watch on a regular (or semi-regular) basis. who wants to be a millionaire?, rage, big brother and i am ashamed to admit this one - neighbours (it is only a recent aberration...)
5. Name 5 things that, in your opinion, are advertised on television too frequently. celebrity, rubbish, junk, crap and stupidity

a 4 day which is 40% of the RDDHA

music to my ears
singles : new order
vega 95.3
abc 702

can she do it??

this is for you, shirl...

aarrggh!! i am soooo unprepared for this!!

Sunday, October 30, 2005


i have spent the day idly flitting about the whirled wild whatever and eating chocolate - a definite blah day. it is now 6.45pm (damn you, daylight saving time) and i have not been near the laundry today - what will i wear to work tomorrow??!!

unconscious mutterings
1. Unbreakable:: adamantine
2. Have mercy:: compassion
3. Do it better:: nobody does it better
4. Settle scores:: getting even
5. Comments:: haloscan
6. Craziest thing:: i ever did
7. Apple:: cider
8. Halloween:: same as last year... - it is my enduring halloween memory
9. Manageable:: hair - my personal hair management involves shampoo, pantene leave in conditioner and a comb - gorgeous. i really don't understand people who spend hours and lots of $$$ on their hair.
10. Trick:: hooker

a 0 day which is 0% of the RDDHA - bound to happen when you dont leave the house all day.

music to my ears
only the voices in my head

Saturday, October 29, 2005

things since thursday

a bit of a blah happening... i'm blaming it on hormones but there may be more to it - my mind is still processing the internal stuff that is going on.

today i am just plain sad and a little bit teary. my mother's neighbour's 22 year son killed himself last night. i don't pretend to have known him well, but he and his mum spent a few christmas breakfasts with us. i do know that he was very kind to my parents; mowing their lawn and looking out for their house whenever they went on holidays. he appeared to have everything going for him but he obviously found some reason not to continue. i grieve for his mother and for a young life cut short. if you have some love to spare, please send it on to his family.

(i ummed and ahed about posting this but i became brave thanks to a recent catboy post about feeling things and knowing it is perfectly ok to feel them. that is something i have always struggled with. even after so many years of working on allowing myself to feel, i still hold back.)

apart from that, life does go on... i have:
  • bought a bunch of $5 roses

  • done a few more hours of overtime.

  • discovered some flowers on my african violet

  • spent a worrying amount of time chatting online and on the phone with mr kim. i say worrying because he seems to have gone back to where we started and i know he is still mr unreliable and i know he will disappear again soon enough. there is just something about him that it is soooo likable.

a 0 thursday, an 11 friday & a 13 saturday, which is 80% of the RTDDHA. a bazillion bon(e)us points for hearing zac the dalmation having a bark while talking to mr kim on thursday night.

music to my ears
the back room : the editors
cuttings : the editors
singles : new order
the best of : new order
tourist : athlete
vehicles & animals : athlete
funeral : arcade fire
vega 95.3

i found this somewhere a while ago. good advice for all...

One evening an old Cherokee Indian told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, "My son, the battle is between 2 'wolves' inside us all.

One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.

The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith."

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather "Which wolf wins?"

The old Cherokee replied simply, "The one you feed."

Wednesday, October 26, 2005


what a nice surprise!! a real letter, via snail mail. my friend julie and her family are settling down well in the uk. thanks julie!

i have also organised a postcard to send to ebc susan's sister, robin - details here if you want to share the love.

a 5 day which is 50% of the RDDHA, which is not bad, considering the freaking 32°C that the mercury hit today...

music to my ears

vega 95.3
abc 702

Tuesday, October 25, 2005


via sal

daft as a brush

spring is being hijacked again - 27°C days and the temperature is not dropping below about 17°C overnight and it is way more humid than it should be at this time of year and it will only get worse.

tonight i have gone mad and...

i could not stand the mess any longer. at least the weekend wont be spent either doing the housework or, as i usually do, not doing it and then stressing about it.

a 13 day which is 130% of the RDDHA

music to my ears
tourist : athlete
vehicles & animals : athlete
vega 95.3
abc 702

no comment

haloscan was in a snit last night - if you came by and commented, it has disappeared down the comment toilet.

if you did try to leave a comment, please consider leaving another. heck, even if you didn't comment previously, why don't you leave one now!

i am such a comment whore...

Monday, October 24, 2005


still plodding along. i'm sure there will be something exciting to blog about shortly.

ooh, i just remembered!! my other amazon treasure arrived today - i better play it now!

monday madness! otto says "How about one more week of 'this or that?' Have fun! And thank you for playing!".

1. diamonds or pearls? diamonds, even though pearls are my birthstone (allegedly, pearls represent tears...)
2. paperback or hardcover books? paperback
3. carpet or hardwood floors? hardwood, one day...
4. dogs or cats? um, i think that will be dogs, without a doubt...
5. fluffy or firm pillow? doesn't matter as long as i have plenty of them
6. fine point or medium point pens? all points and lots of thick, blunt calligraphy pens - i am a stationery slut
7. clocks a little fast or on time? on time
8. mahjong or spider solitaire (or other)? both, all!! i am a solitaire addict
9. wall calendar or desk calendar? both
10. 'Survivor' or 'The Amazing Race?' neither

a 13 day which is 130% of the RDDHA

music to my ears
no cities left : the dears
vehicles & animals : athlete - nice!
vega 95.3

Sunday, October 23, 2005

weekend roundup

i meant to post on friday night but fell asleep on the couch about 10pm and woke up, twisted and uncomfortable, at 3.15am.

saturday morning was wasted on aimless websurfing - adsl makes it too easy!

harryo came over on saturday afternoon to rifle through my cd collection - he is intrigued by all the music i list on my wee bloggy as he has never heard of most of it. we then went across to the other side of the pond to vist mr, who had a birthday on thursday. we sampled mr's homebrew (i had a small taste but to me all beer tastes like, well, beer - the homebrew was ok though, a nice fruity belgian style but it still had that basic beer flavour). we drank some champagne to celebrate the birthday and got thai food delivered. a very nice relaxed night.

today i got up early to get the washing done and then went off to the dendy opera quays to see 'me and you and everyone we know' - a great film although at the beginning, the soundtrack went a bit crazy and there was an earsplitting noise instead of dialogue - not sure if it was part of the movie or a problem in the projection room.

i hope you all had a good weekend too!

unconscious mutterings
1. Infiltration:: penetration
2. Nice person:: not such a...
3. Debt:: credit card
4. Settle down:: ...if you want, you can marry
5. Thomas:: the tank engine
6. Unforgivable:: inexcusable
7. Medicine:: man
8. A year from now:: october 2006
9. Neighbors:: everybody needs good neighbours
10. Dripping:: beef...

a 20 three days which is 66.6666% of the RTDDHA

music to my ears
the invitation : thirteen senses
the back room : the editors
cuttings : the editors
funeral : arcade fire
vega 95.3

Thursday, October 20, 2005


today was quite fun! spent the morning offsite doing a team management profile course (i'm an analytical, structure loving, practical introvert which makes me a concluder producer but i already knew that...) and afterwards we had a very nice buffet lunch for our trouble.

tonight miss e visited. we had a few glasses of wine and some yummy thai food and lindt chocolate for dessert. now that we don't work at the same place, we don't spend as much time together. it makes out catchups just a little bit nicer. she is such a treasure.

an 8 day which is 80% of the RDDHA which is pretty good considering the wet weather

music to my ears
the invitation : thirteen senses
a house on a street in a town i'm from : the panics
vega 95.3

Wednesday, October 19, 2005


so much for an early night - despite being exhausted i could not get to sleep and when i did, it did not last long. another early night is on the cards...

a 3 day which is 30% of the RDDHA

music to my ears
funeral : arcade fire
vega 95.3

Tuesday, October 18, 2005


absolutely nowt exciting to tell you except that i am way too tired, so i'm off to bed for an early night.

a 7 day which is a perfectly average 70% of the RDDHA

music to my ears
the invitation : thirteen senses
the back room : the editors
vega 95.3

Monday, October 17, 2005


nothing too exciting to report.

one of my amazon treasures arrived today - more about that in music to my ears at the end of the post

monday madness! otto says "I thought we'd do a little 'this or that' this week! Enjoy!".

Which one?
1. Lemonade or Iced Tea? iced tea, especially peach flavoured - yummy!
2. DVD or VHS? DVD
3. Gold or Silver? both
4. Baseball or Tennis? neither
5. Spring or Autumn? spring
6. Diet or Regular? regular; diet tastes vile and metallic
7. Hearts or Stars? hearts
8. Snail Mail or Email? email
9. Shop: Online or In-Store? both
10. Credit Card or Check? mostly eftpos or bpay but credit (debit) card occasionally.

a 12 day which is 120% of the RDDHA

music to my ears
funeral : arcade fire
cast of thousands : elbow
the back room : the editors
the invitation : thirteen senses - good stuff! i bought this on the strength of a recommendation by amazon uk based on my previous purchases and i'm loving it.
vega 95.3

Sunday, October 16, 2005

podcast of thousands

i have a new obsession - podcasts... i had tried to download a few in the dark days of life bb but it took forever so i got bored. now my shiny new adsl modem lets me download them much faster. i have spent most of today listening to stuff from tartanpodcast and not just for the great music; the guy who runs it has the best scottish accent.

my friend ho thinks i should make my own podcast but i think the world will survive without that for a while longer. just don't be surprised if i do slip in a little audio post some day.

unconscious mutterings
1. On the verge:: of a nervous breakdown
2. Tempestuous:: turbulent
3. Coherent:: in...
4. Near death:: last words
5. Illiterate:: learn to read
6. Why not?:: because i said so
7. Period:: pain
8. Long lost:: lagomorph
9. Torrid:: affair
10. Nail:: polish

a 0 weekend which is 0% of the RWDHA but i did have a look at this funny little fellow. i really don't need one but i sure would like one.

music to my ears
silent alarm : bloc party
cast of thousands : elbow
tourist : athlete
funeral : arcade fire
singles : new order
all the fabulous stuff on tartanpodcast