Thursday, January 26, 2006


a totally wasted day. i have lurked on the net, engaged in a bit of and spent way too much time playing with my playstation.

to make up for being so boring, i belatedly bring you...

monday madness! otto says " Another week behind us... which brings us to Monday again. And you know what THAT means! It's Monday Madness time again. Thanks for playing, and have a marvelous week! =)".

This week (since I'm fresh out of new ideas), I thought I'd ask you to use the letters in your name (first, last, middle, or other) to list words that describe you!

Nearly 45 - eek!!

and while i'm at it, i'll play along with a tag from raida...

list 8 different points of your perfect lover/partner, mentioning the gender of said partner.

my perfect partner (male):

1. is tall
2. can cook
3. likes dogs
4. likes kisses
5. shares the housework
6. is perfectly imperfect
7. has dark hair and dark eyes
8. is cute (in my eyes at least)

i'm so lame - i'll just tag anyone how wants to play...

daily happiness::
um, clutching at straws... a day off work, even though i did waste it.

a 0 day which is 0% of the RDDHA. bound to happen when i don't go out. flickr dogs have kept me happy.

music to my ears
the voices in my head

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

stones and stars

i was not feeling well enough to bother with much last night. so much so that i cancelled my plans to go and see franz ferdinand at the enmore *sob*

i fear that the possible but never 100% proven gallstones may have made an encore performance. i'm feeling much more betterer now but have an appointment to see my doc on saturday.

at work, a few weeks ago, i fixed a payment that had been incorrectly allocated. while doing so, i noticed that there a 8 previous payments that were also incorrect, so i fixed the lot. the guy who checked my work sent an email to the team, praising me for the effort. i appreciated his kindness but i was just doing what i thought anyone else would/should do. anyway, today in our monthly team meeting, i got a 'star' award - a bottle of wine and two cinema tickets. it was a bit embarrassing to be singled out for just doing my job but it was still nice to see that the manager takes notice of this stuff. go me!!

daily happiness::
a public holiday day off tomorrow! it's australia day.
my 'star' award

a 20 two days which is 100% of the RDDDHA. bon(e)us points for 7 city dogs! yeah!

music to my ears
1 giant leap : various artists
a certain trigger : maximo park
hot fuss : the killers
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You scored as Goofy.
Your alter ego is Goofy!
You are fun and great to be around,
and you are always willing to help others.
You aren't worried about embarrassing yourself,
so you are one who is more willing to try new things.



The Beast




Sleeping Beauty


Donald Duck


Peter Pan






Snow White


Cruella De Ville


Which Disney Character is your Alter Ego?
created with

thanks shirl :)

Monday, January 23, 2006

view to a thrill

i moved desks today. one of the girls in my team moved to another department and her desk, facing the windows overlooking darling harbour, was suddenly vacant. i asked if i could move there and got a positive response. i figured someone else would already have snaffled it but it was worth asking... the monitor on my desk is crap and i don't have any shelf space to put my piles of training manuals but the view makes up for it. yeah! add another peaceful harmonic lunch and it was a good day.

daily happiness::
the view from my new desk
conversations with my imaginary friend :) you know who you are...

a 2 day which is 20% of the RDDHA

music to my ears
one giant leap : various artists - thanks to Susan at ebc for the prompt :)
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Sunday, January 22, 2006


went out to parramatta for dinner with ho and mr to celebrate ho's 45th birthday last night. really scrumptious indian food. we took the vegetarian option, as there was another couple, p&k, who are vego. i ate waaaaay more than i normally do at dinnertime but my tummy was happy as the food was so good. we had 3 courses plus coffee/tea and the cost was only $32 each.

today, miss e and i went to bondi junction to see 'nanny mcphee' - such a fun film, with the added bonus of colin firth. mmm... colin firth...

unconscious mutterings
1. Alone:: but not lonely
2. Science:: bunsen burner
3. Deposit:: safety...
4. Faithful:: dog
5. Tender:: loin
6. Chocolate:: yes, please
7. Homework:: the dog ate my...
8. Tamper:: pipe
9. Friend:: miss e
10. Wire:: ...haired terrier

daily happiness::
fresh sweet juicy mangoes
good friends

a 7 day which is 70% of the RDDHA

music to my ears
just the voices in my head

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Friday, January 20, 2006

under the radar

daily happiness::
an incredible 20 day which is 200% of the RDDHA. 12 dogs on the morning bus trip!! 5 city dogs!! sweet!!

music to my ears
demon days : gorillaz
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Thursday, January 19, 2006

peace & harmony

daily happiness::
yummy yummy yummy satay vegetables and tofu for lunch from 'peace & harmony', a little thai vegetarian restaurant opposite the office. so tasty, i may go there again tomorrow...

a 15 day which is 150% of the RDDHA. megabazillion bon(e)us points for two 'dogs in cars' and two city dogs! yeah!

music to my ears
a certain trigger : maximo park - twice. addicted.
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Wednesday, January 18, 2006

count to ten

lunch with one of my original treasures, cg, today. i have known this girl for about 12 years and we don't see a lot of each other but when we do, it is like we saw each other yesterday. my 45 minute lunch break spilled over into an hour and 15 minutes. we might have giggled and gossiped forever had she not had to run off to a meeting.

daily happiness::
cg explaining the intricacies of sudoku in a way that i finally understand!! no guarantee that i'll solve one in the near future, but anything is possible.

a 10 day which is 100% of the RDDHA

music to my ears
funeral : the arcade fire
a certain trigger : maximo park - totally obsessed with this one
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Tuesday, January 17, 2006

never give up

not a lot to report.

i saw apollo's human companion today; he is still feeling poorly but she said they will not give up on him. she was really pleased that i remembered and asked about him.

daily happiness::
finishing the smh cryptic crossword before the bus turned out of oxford street
msn chats with kt in perth and dublin david

a 3 day which is 30% of the RDDHA

music to my ears
a certain trigger : blog party
cuttings : the editors
the back room : the editors
silent alarm : bloc party
son of evil reindeer : reindeer section
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Monday, January 16, 2006

20,000 leagues under the sea

well, 20,000 came and went - they came from the domain via blogexplosion - no comment, no claim. 20,001 was my dear friend mlb, so he gets the prize - yeah mikey!

monday madness! otto says "Good Monday to you all! Let's fill in the blanks! As always, I want to thank you for playing my meme! =)".

1. Before I walk out the door, I always check to make sure I have my house keys.
2. I can't seem to catch up on my sleep.
3. The one surface in my house that always seems to get cluttered fast is my computer desk.
4. If I sleep past 2pm, I feel that I've slept in too late.
5. No matter how hard I try, I just can't seem to save money.
6. I hope to have my income taxes done by a qualified tax person, i have not done them for two years...
7. This year I'd like to make more time for learning new things.

daily happiness::
my 20,000th visitor, even if they were anonymous
a yummy salad for lunch - $10.50 but full of good things and only the things i want.

a 7 day which is 70% of the RDDHA. not a bad result, considering that it has been raining all day

music to my ears
a certain trigger : maximo park
funeral : the arcade fire
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ooh! ooh! ooh! i just realised that my 20,000th visitor should cruise by sometime in the next 24hrs... there's a prize involved if you can be identified and are willing to provide a snail mail.

found at and shamelessly borrowed from shirl

Ten Top Trivia Tips about Susan!

  1. A chimpanzee can learn to recognize itself in a mirror, but susan can not!

  2. It takes a lobster approximately 7 years to grow to be susan.

  3. In Japan it is considered rude to talk with susan in your mouth.

  4. If you toss susan 10000 times, she will not land heads 5000 times, but more like 4950, because her head weighs more and thus ends up on the bottom!

  5. Moles are able to tunnel through 300 feet of susan in a day.

  6. If your ear itches, this means that someone is talking about susan!

  7. Susan can smell some things up to six miles away.

  8. Susan is the only one of the original Seven Wonders of the World that still survives.

  9. Banging your head against susan uses 150 calories an hour.

  10. There are more than two hundred different kinds of susan!

I am interested in - do tell me about

Sunday, January 15, 2006


warning!! possible tmi statements ahead::

apparently last week was de-lurking week. i don't know about blog-de-lurking but i know i have to stop lurking about in my own life.

the last two days have been a haze of sleep and painkillers - a delightful combination of an upset stomach and 'the pain you can't explain' that resulted in a day off work and missing out on a picnic trip to shark island with ho and the gang he works with.

add to this a strong dose of the famous blahs and i have my own personal blues festival happening. it's become too hard to be a part of the 'put on a brave face and get on with life' brigade; i've been doing that for way too long and i'm tired of it. after much consideration, i've taken the plunge and decided to open that little box of stuff and see what happens. wish me luck :)

later:: went down to darlinghurst to have dinner with ho & mr at pink peppercorn - yummo!!! laotian food is a lot like thai and really yummy.

unconscious mutterings
1. Paralyzed:: paralympics
2. Bossy:: boots
3. Worth:: ...your weight in gold
4. Breathing:: living
5. Uneventful:: boring
6. Return:: of the king
7. Splint:: shin...
8. Notice:: public
9. Hero:: my...
10. Vulnerable:: naked - nsfw...

daily happiness::
afternoon tea with miss e - i'll say it again, the bestest friend a girl can have.

update:: i forgot that i was going out again, so the count went from a sad single sunday to fabulous 10 sunday which is 100% of the RDDHA. today, i am counting flickr dogs and that brings the total for the last few days to about 15 bazillion. there are so many fabulous human companions who are kind enough to share their dogs with with the world :) it is a pity there are only so many hours in a day that i can spend looking at all these lovely dogs.

music to my ears
just the voices in my head...

Thursday, January 12, 2006

still undecided

very much a cbbb day yesterday. nothing at all exciting to report.

had my 'end of probation' meeting with my team leader today (a bit late but at least i'm still working there...) she had all positive things to say and ticked the box marked 'permanent'. i had a call from one of the boys who used to work at the previous helljob - he will be sending me his resumé. i'm also waiting on one of the girls from my old team to send me hers. i'll add 'saving souls' to my list of talents :)

another market research session tonight. $60 cold hard cash for discussing ideas for a new dating web site (not that i would know anything about that... ha ha ha...)

daily happiness::
meeting apollo, the dalmation, whose human companion works in one of the shops downstairs in the building i work in. a very lovely dog who has recently been quite sick. i hope he gets better - please send some love his way. infinite happiness for all, as i had the chance to pet him.

a 25 two days which is 125% of the RDDDHA with bon(e)us points for two city dogs.

music to my ears
a certain trigger : maximo park (it triggers a certain something in my head...)
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Tuesday, January 10, 2006


the ever marvellous mandarin meg always has the goods...

i have been to the doctor. i have a little box of stuff, just a week's worth to test the waters. now that i have it, i don't know that i want to use it.

daily happiness::
email from cg, we are going to catch up for lunch next week - yeah!

a 6 day which is 60% of the RDDHA

music to my ears
a certain trigger : maximo park
hot fuss : the killers
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Monday, January 09, 2006

she'll be apples

a new breakfast delight - there is a juice bar in centrepoint that does yoghurt with apple & cinnamon and yoghurt with almonds. i have been having a small tub containing a combination of both and it is soooo yummy. i've now bought the makings to have it at home and save money in the process - yeah me.

monday madness! otto says " I want to thank coffeeNtoast for this week's excellent questions! Thank you so much for emailing me! (Suggestions are always welcome!) =)".

1. Name 1 type of supplement that you take.
magnesium - it helps me sleep
2. List 2 books that you would like to read in 2006.
any two of the growing mountain of unread books i have.
3. List 3 hobbies that you have.
the interwebby, reading, sleeping
4. List 4 gifts that you have received.
life, love, smiles, friends
5. Share 5 (instant & inexpensive) ways to spruce up a room.
hide all the junk, get rid of the dust, run the vacuum cleaner over the carpet, light some incense, smile

daily happiness::
a long yahoo chat and gigglefest phone conversation with my imaginary friend (the man formerly known as disappearing/reappearing man)
my doctor is back - i'm off to see her tomorrow

a 6 day which is 60% of the RDDHA. bon(e)us points for the city dog - a lovely little black dog of indeterminate breed strolling down pitt street mall.

music to my ears
a certain trigger : maximo park (now an official addiction!!)
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Sunday, January 08, 2006

a bunch of thursdays

went to see 'rumour has it'. mark ruffalo is just soooo cute and kevin costner still has it. sorry shirl, but i think brad is such a dumbass to have dumped jen for ange...

unconscious mutterings

1. Better off:: dead
2. Girls:: on film
3. Uniform:: women in...
4. Classified:: bond
5. Hard:: rain
6. Kitty:: cat
7. Team:: gang
8. Massive:: attack
9. Depressed:: emo
10. Award:: aria

daily happiness::
um, barrell scraping... having a funky cinema like the ritz so close to home
playing my favourite cds, LOUD!

a 0 day which is 0% of the RDDHA

music to my ears
a certain trigger : maximo park
the back room : the editors
cuttings : the editors
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