Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Quirky Tuesday

Pranks to play at Christmas:
  • Put the "lucky penny" in the turkey instead of the Christmas Pud... whoever requires the Hiemlich Maneouvre has won!
  • Decorate the dog's tail with tinsel, then watch him run round for hours trying to get it off.
  • Put the volume to zero on the Queen's speak then sit there and make comments about how wise and wonderful she is while your relatives wonder why then can't hear her.
  • Buy everyone Gifts you know they will hate and award points for the cheesiest fake smiles.
  • Put yellow food dye in ice cubes for drinks and tell guests you used snow from outside.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Plan Ahead

The start of the new year is always a time where I feel motivated and positive. It always seems the ideal to plan those things you always wanted to do.. to make 2009 a year to remember.
In 2008 I:-
  • Did Silver making Classes
  • Rode my first Motorbike
  • Took C. to his first live concert
  • Started a fantastic new job
  • Built a pergola (or rather had one built)
  • Made my own work desk from scratch
  • Became an Australian Citizen
  • Upgraded to HD and went wireless
  • Went to Gold Coast Theme Parks
  • Saw Mike Dooley
  • Went on a Test Drive Day
  • Attended an Expo by myself
  • Joined Facebook
  • Started Plans to Build a new House
  • Been on the Radio (very very briefly...)
  • Went to Oaks Day

I'm sure there's more but can't think of them at the moment...

So Far in 2009 I plan to:-

  • Get my Motorbike Licence
  • Attend Cranbourne Rodeo
  • Go to The Australian Open (that's Tennis to the non-sports fans!)
  • Take C. to Calder Park Raceway
  • Finish Building my House
  • Go to a Day Spa
  • Go to a shooting range
  • Build up my Jewellery Business

If anyone has any other suggestions of things to do, places to go, and things to achieve, please let me know... or tell me what your plans are and if they are great I'll copy them!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Cool Things I found This Week

If I told you how I came across this site you wouldn't believe me, so I won't bother.

So while we are on the subject of Nuts, I thought I would share these too:

A wonderful expression here in Oz is "The Duck's Nuts" meaning that it is "the bees knees" or it's Totally Cool! And it's in the Urban Dictionary

: and of course you can always eat Ducks Nuts

... although, I personally prefer Nobby's Nuts

Saturday, December 27, 2008

The Christmas News This Week.....

Snowzilla is no more. Municipal officials in Anchorage have given a cease-and-desist order to builders of the giant snowman that made appearances the last three years in an east Anchorage neighborhood.
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There may be a perfectly good reason why Santa doesn't get lost on his annual Christmas globetrot: His flying reindeer just might be female and don't mind stopping for directions.
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A suspicious surplus of Christmas spirit led to the arrest of a man in Southern California.
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A New Jersey man will need to receive rabies shots after a "terrified" bobcat bit him at a pet store photo shoot.
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Police called to a variety store by a burglar alarm overnight found a toddler inside, playing with the toys.
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Santa Claus has added a New York City traffic agent to his naughty list after she gave him a ticket while delivering gifts to children.
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Friday, December 26, 2008

From the Universe

Jambo, this is the Universe! The all-powerful, all-knowing, do whatever the heck I want, how I want, when I want, Universe.
Yes, the very same Universe that can give you all that your heart desires... but won't.
Because that would take ALL the FUN out of it for you.

Trust me,

The Universe

p:s Of course, I'll help, haven't I always? Who brings you Fridays every week?

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Room 101

This is gonna sound terribly ungrateful, but toiletry gift sets, bath gift sets, pedicure gift sets etc etc, should just be banned for life.
Not only is it a subtle attack on my personal hygiene, but then I have my dilemmas:-

1) How do I use sparkly bath bubbles in a creative way, in view of the fact that I never have a bath (I always shower... and although most people find them relaxing, I find them kinda boring and even verging on the disgusting... being that I am sitting in water which in turn is now tainted with my own filth)

2) How do I creatively re-use the rather useless basket/wire tray it came in?

3) If I fail to find creative re-uses, which poor sucker do I re-gift it to next year?

Let's just cross these off the gift lists, then no-one has to worry about what they are getting from me next year!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Shot on The Spot

I got tagged by my gorgeous new friend Carina. I don't normally do pics... at all... but to show my support here's mine... unedited, uncropped, nude, naked, raw... (so to speak) Yeah, I know.. my fringe needs cutting.

I'm supposed to tag 5, but I'll just do 3....

Mr Hulme... my Scouse Rock
Becca .... artiste and all round cool chick
Kate... cause I hassle her on facebook so why not on blogger too! ;)

These are the rules:
1. DON'T change your clothes.
2. DON'T fix your hair.
3. Just take a picture.
4. Post that picture with NO editing.
5. Tag 5 people to do this

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Cool Things I found This Week

Check this out! It's an awesome optical illusion I discovered while wandering around the "Fuel My Blog" Peeps.

When I saw it here.. I could only get her to spin anti-clockwise.. didn't matter how I looked at it, I couldn't get her to change direction.

When I looked here though... I can get her to go clockwise, as long as I look at the left picture. The minute I look at the right one she changes direction.

It's bizarre!

My brain knows it's left from it's right, even though I have to check occasionally by pretending to write with my right hand when someone asks me for directions (am I the only person who does that?)

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Saturday PlayList

I'm stealing ideas again. I was trolling the cyber waves looking for something music inspired... and although I did something similar back then, I like "Sam"'s idea... so here's what came up on my music player this week.....

1. Missy Higgins - The River
2. Christina Aguilera - Keeps Getting Better
3. Tom Jones - Delilah (now there's a great song for Karaoke!)
4. Paolo Nutini - Alloway Grove
5. Nickleback - Feeling Way Too Damn Good (there's nothing wrong with Nickleback... occasionally ... tee hee )
6. Chicago - Hard to Say I'm Sorry (everybody needs a little time away)
7. Damien Rice - The Blower's Daughter (a spine tingling-ly awesome song)
8. Simian Mobile Disco - Duke of Casio
9. Pharrell - She's an Angel
10. John Mayer - Message in a Bottle (Live cover - very cool!)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

From the Universe

Sometimes, when you're feeling your lowest, the real you is summoned.
And you understand, maybe for the first time ever, how grand you are, because you discover that vulnerable doesn't mean powerless, scared doesn't mean lacking in beauty, and uncertainty doesn't mean that you're lost.
These realizations alone will set you on a journey that will take you far beyond what you used to think of as extraordinary.

There is always a bright side.
The Universe

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Room 101

They drag you the long way round the world, just because the work-men want their 15th daily ciggy break in piece....
You'd think the LEAST they could do is make sure that they put signs up to tell you which way to go!!!!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Quirky Tuesday

This made me laugh out loud when I saw it on Bec's blog, so I thought I would steal it. (getting a habit of mine isn't it!)

Monday, December 15, 2008

Monday's a Bitch

Random Joy
1. What are your thoughts on chastity? Under-rated!
2. How many days do you think you could go with only your computer for company? As long as I have e-mail and blogging I could be happy for weeks... although I think I would get severe eye strain.
3. What, in your opinion, is the exact opposite of butter? Margarine immediately springs to mind... but I can see this coule be a serious debate topic...
4. Have you ever seen the musical "Cats"? If so, what did you think of it? Yes I have, but it was a long time ago and I can't really remember it. In fact I think I was too young to properly understand it. I love the costumes and make up though.
5. What's the #1 thing on your wish list this holiday season? Love and happiness (oops, that's 2 I guess)

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Well... It is Christmas!

The three wise men arrived to visit the child lying in the manger.
One of the wise men was exceptionally tall and smacked his head on the low doorway as he entered the stable.

"Jesus Christ!" he exclaimed.

"Write that down, Mary," said Joseph "It's better than Derek."

Saturday, December 13, 2008

The news this week.....

A Spokane woman and her mother have been convicted in federal court on charges of sneaking a rhesus monkey into the United States from Thailand.
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A dog weighing more than 120 pounds survived being frozen to a sidewalk overnight, probably because he was insulated by layers of fat, authorities said.
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Authorities responding to a suicide in Florida have made a chilling discovery — a body stored in a carport freezer.
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Bare footprints on a toilet seat led sheriff's deputies to find a man hidden away inside a Baxter County gas station ceiling, apparently "on a mission" to steal, officials said Tuesday.
View article...

Friday, December 12, 2008

Things I Learned This Week

  • Don't leave your phone in your back pocket when you go to the loo. (I should have learnt that the first time around!)
  • Glitter gets everywhere (and I mean EVERYWHERE!)
  • Christmas creeps up on you very quickly

Thursday, December 11, 2008

From the Universe

If, once upon a time, earlier in your life, suddenly and without warning, an event, a person, or some unexpected good news suddenly changed everything for the better, it can only mean one thing...
Chances are astronomically high that it will happen again.
Especially since you're even cooler now.
I'm just sayin'
- The Universe

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Room 101

Why are slugs such pests? Don't they have homes to go to??????

Thursday, November 27, 2008

From the Universe

Investment Advice for Turbulent Times
Kindness pays HUGE dividends, materially and ethereally, forever and ever.
Love on,
The Universe
p.s: Live longer, laugh louder, sell more widgets.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Room 101


OK, this is purely strategic... If we put fat into Room 101, then we can't eat it, which means I won't have a lard ass. Win/win if you ask me.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Cousin It's Tale

This is Cousin It. A wonderful surprise present from a blogger friend.
He very nearly didn't make it into our family. I have a PO Box. My mum normally collects for me as I work business hours. She got the card in the box advising that a parcel was waiting. When she went to collect it the guy at the counter recognised her from her regular visits, he was a little concerned...
"Your PO Box is normally for Txx or Cxx is that right?"
"... but this is addressed to BHB, so it must not be for you. You expecting a cuddly toy?"
"..... erm...... nope...."
She had to ring me at work, and I had to confirm over the phone that yes, BHB was in fact an alias of mine, and that I was entitled to collect the parcel.
Sometimes, my alter-ego causes me to blush.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Meme Stuff

Found this Meme on Becca's Blog, so thought I'd give it a go....
1. Five names you go by: Tracy, BHB, MissT, Trace, TT
2. Three things you are wearing right now: PJ pants, glasses, ugg boots
3. Two things you want very badly at the moment: true love, chocolate
4. Two things you did last night: Made Jewellery, Wrapped Xmas Pressies
5. Two things you ate today: Leftover Risotto, Shepherds Pie
6. Two people you last talked to on the phone: My Ex, My Dealership friend
7. Two things you are going to do tomorrow: Take car to repairers, Invoice trailers
8. Two longest car rides: Liverpool to London, Melbourne to NSW Border
9. Two of your favorite beverages: Diet Coke, Gin & Tonic

Sunday, November 23, 2008

The news this week.....

A Catholic priest convicted of indecent exposure for jogging naked around a track at a high school has been sentenced to five years probation.
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A man faces a domestic battery charge after allegedly hitting his girlfriend with a sandwich as she was driving on Interstate 95 on Friday.
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Chad Toy's escape from jail wasn't what shocked his jailers; it was his plea to be let back in.
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A hand model, magician and actor blames a Martha Stewart-branded lounge chair for snipping off a bit of his livelihood.
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Thursday, November 20, 2008

From the Universe

If the following variables existed in a mathematical equation:
X = The end result in mind

Y = Manifestation
H = Hows (the cursed hows)
A = Action in the general direction of the end result

Please choose the equation that will make the most happen in your life, the fastest, with the least stress:
A. The End Result + Hows + Action = Manifestation

B. Manifestation + The End Result + Action = Hows
C. The End Result + Action = Hows + Manifestation
D. Action + Hows + Manifestation = The End Result
E. Eats Shoots + Leaves = Panda Energy

You may rest your hand,
The Universe

p.s: The answer was "C," , unless you're a Panda.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Room 101

Lunchtime Queues

Hey there Bank Managers and Post Office Owners.. here's a RADICAL new idea for ya to prevent lots of thoroughly pissed off customers attending your premises at lunchtime....


Jeez, betchya wish you'd thought of that don't ya!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

My Political Cherry has been broken....

I have managed to get to my ... ahem.... 30s, before I had to vote.

But I finally voted for the first time!

....ok it was only a local election.... but anyhooo.....

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Cool Things I found This Week

so I went to Cafe Press to see what stuff is available for a blue happy bunny..

here are my favs...

Blue Winged Heart - very funky

Rabbit Blue Journal - seriously cute

Who's your Bunny - I'm ya bunny!

Happy Bunny - looks like me on a Monday Morning

White Bunny Mug - this bunny looks like it desperately needs the caffeine

Cute Blue Bunny - well that's me!

Heart Bunny Thong - Cheeky!

Large Bunninauts Mug - BHB in space

Saturday, November 15, 2008

The news this week.....

Commuters nationwide found out during Wednesday's morning rush hour that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan had ended in fake publication of the New York Times.
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Police in Florida said they arrested a Connecticut man after he tried to steal communion wafers during a church service.
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Police say a woman has died on the way to a cemetery when a traffic accident hurled her husband's coffin against the back of her neck.
View article...

Friday, November 14, 2008

Quick Question

Does tomato count towards my 5 serves of veggies or my 2 serves of fruit????

Thursday, November 13, 2008

From the Universe

Wherever you are drawn, GO! Whenever you are asked, say "YES!"
It's usually just me talking to you.
And the way you can be certain it's me is that both your head and your heart will agree.

God, how I love you

- The Universe

p.s If it's not me, it's probably just pride or fear or indigestion.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Guv'nor!

My fav radio station arranged for Australian Idol judge Ian "Dicko" Dixon to have a few rounds of wrestling... check it out..

Thursday, November 06, 2008

From the Universe

GRATITUDE [grat.i.tude]: Big time buzzword during spiritual awakening phase of planetary evolution, yet often misunderstood.
When you think thoughts of "thanks," Tracy, it's exactly the same as thinking thoughts of having received. And, as is true of all thoughts on the plane of manifestation, they must immediately strive to manifest into your time-space life.
Yet, the only way there can be a manifestation of such thoughts is if you do actually physically receive. And the only way you can actually physically receive is if all of the players and circumstances of your life are literally shifted around and manipulated, without you or them even knowing what's going on, so that you will be predisposed to the right ideas, hunches, connections, and introductions that will deliver you smack into the middle of such manifestations.

And it's all perfectly legal,

The Universe

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Flickr Finds

Been checkin' out my fav Flickerer again.. I love following his work.. as well as his love story. I'm incredibly jealous ;)

I know how he feels....

Hello to all my "Virtual" friends out there...

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

True Meaning of Car Sales Ads

One Lady Owner
- Stilletto grooves in the drivers seat foot well. Never had an oil change.

Immaculate Paintwork
- Claimed all the parking dents on Insurance

Sports Edition
- I painted a black stripe down the side and drilled a hole in the exhaust.

Refurbished Engine
- Tried to fix the crack in the engine block with super-glue.

Absolute Bargain
- I want rid of it before it breaks down on the freeway and I have to pay for roadside assist.

One Careful Owner
- I'll be careful not to tell you have many new bumpers it's had.

Few Rust Spots
- It looks brown, but it's actually white.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

The news this week.....

A bitter row has broken out between one of Sydney's largest tourist pubs and a family of five who accused chefs of serving human excrement in their gelato.
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A man took revenge on his roommate after she refused to have sex with him by allegedly urinating on her dog, police said.
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A woman has been charged after choosing jail rather than paying her tab for $7.45 at a central Florida restaurant.
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A Malaysian man has been accused of trying to hurt his neighbor with a dangerous weapon — centipedes.
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A Japanese man has enlisted hundreds of people in a campaign to allow marriages between humans and cartoon characters

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Hallowe'en

It's now past most kids bedtime, and dark... and I only had 2 lots knock on the door...

which means the rest of the lollies are all mine!


Thursday, October 30, 2008

From the Universe

Actually, the less you think about how you can get something, like money, love, or laughter... the faster it will come.
Walkin' on sunshine,
The Universe

p.s: Dwell upon the end result, not the hows. Follow your impulses, not a method. And just watch how popular you become with long lost friends and distant relatives...

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Wish List

I'd really like a website that had the last 20 minutes of every film... that way if I fall asleep while watching I can go online and check out what I missed


Saturday, October 25, 2008

About Face (book)

Yep, I joined the facebook revolution ... and on some levels it seems like a great idea... catch up on old friends (even though it still strikes me as weird that my school buddies are MARRIED!, I mean they used to chase me around the school yard for crying out loud!) and new ones, invites to gatherings, sharing ideas and photos..

However lately it has been feeling very strange. I feel like a freaky voyeur. Checking out people photos of them at social events feels like I am behind the curtain watching other people have fun without me. Reading their posts to their other friends, like I'm sneaking in on their conversations. Listening in. Poking my nose in when it's not welcome.

I feel like I should be in a string vest with beer down the front, letching at people from the comfort of my own butt dented couch.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Junk Mail

Sometimes I think that if I get one more e-mail promising 40 years good luck if I send to 100 friends, or warning me that aliens drop down from the trees to steal your wallet in outer mongolia I think I'll scream...

Then I get this and it makes it all worthwhile....
So funny I nearly wet my pants

Thursday, October 23, 2008

From the Universe

A Community Service Reminder from the Universe:
Your gifts are innumerable; your depth is incalculable; your presence is unforgettable.
Your touch is healing; your style is appealing; your power is mind reeling.
And you are loved and adored on a moment-to-moment basis, more than you can now comprehend.

Just like we planned

- The Universe

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Room 101


They should be in a hurry.. they have deadlines too... however they still insist on wasting time debating whether the word suitable would be better than the word acceptable in the business report, or deciding whether to call the area manager or e-mailing him... and don't even get me started on whether to fly or drive, or whether to repair or replace. decisions decisions!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


I saw these in the pet shop... couldn't believe my eyes!

although, when I saw it here... it kinda made a bit more sense.

You can buy Australian hand made here.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Friday, October 17, 2008

The news this week.....

Drinking mom asks daughter, 9, to drive
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Sheriff: Family cremated mom on barbecue
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Suit against God tossed over lack of address
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Are those lobsters in your pants or ...
A San Diego man who was allegedly poaching lobsters was caught with six of the creatures stuffed down his pants.
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The 5-foot-11, 180-pound western Pennsylvania chef is the first person to eat a monstrosity called the Beer Barrel Belly Bruiser: a 20.2-pound burger with toppings and a bun

Thursday, October 16, 2008

From the Universe

The discoveries, breakthroughs, inventions, and masterpieces that profoundly change lives (individually and globally), rarely, if ever, require dollars or even time. They just require a little new thinking.
And, you're good at this.
Just think,

The Universe

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The Way of the Bunny

An e-mail from a fellow blogger which contained a throw-away line...

" The way of the Bunny.. I'd like that on a T-shirt"

....Gave me a thought...

.... I like a challenge.

If you want one too.. click here

Oh, and of course... Thanks to the awesome Becca for drawing what was in my head. Don't know how you do it, but I'm glad you do.