Thursday, February 28, 2008

Things I learned this week

  1. It's easy to break into my house... I forgot my keys but managed to rip the fly screens and slide open my bedroom door to climb in with ease... and NO-ONE saw anything!
  2. Sometimes it's better to just say No!... I took an order for a silver pendant, when really I should have admitted to the customer and myself that I am Just not ready yet.
  3. I am obsessed with food... my last 4 out of 5 blogs have had something to do with food or weight loss.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Room 101

Half Dipped Cookies
Like... what's the go?! If I wanted chocolate on my biccies I'll buy a pack of Tim Tams. By all means make it choc flavoured, put chocolate in it, but don't dip!
And why only half? You either want a choc biscuit coated in choc or you want a plain one... how many people do you know go out and ask for half a chocolate biscuit?
If you really REALLY must dip, then please please PLEASE make it REAL chocolate. That half assed baking chocolate just don't cut it with me!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Quirky Tuesday

My Cheer-up Quick Comfort Foods

  1. Fish finger and potato waffle sandwiches (with tartar sauce)
  2. Jacket Potato with baked beans, ham and cheese (and real butter for an added bonus)
  3. Bangers and Mash, with Onion Gravy

by the way.. I'm not the only one who puts potato waffles in sandwiches. I found the proof!

Quirky Tuesday will have a different topic each week, to tell everyone about a quirk / ritual / obsession / routine about that subject. As little or as many as you like if you're playing along at home. (I sound like a game show host!). Readers can meme it on their own blogs or just comment on here. Don't forget to link!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Monday's a Bitch

Random Joy
1. Did you watch the Oscars last night? What did you think of them?
Didn't watch them, but I always hit the net to check out the frocks! My faves were Hilary Swank and Jessica Alba.
2. Have you ever called in sick to work when you weren't really sick? What did you spend the day doing instead?
Done it quite a few times actually, and I have twice as many excuses now as I can blame it on the boy being sick too. Can't actually think of anything special I did, usually spending time with T/L or catching up on chores or sleep!
3. In school did you ever have to serve detention? What for?
Don't think we had detention at my school... but I do remember getting into SERIOUS trouble for skipping school and forging my mums signature on the "sick note".
4. Have you ever had food poisoning? What did you eat that caused it?
Generally I have an iron stomach. I can't think of anything specific that I could pinpoint specifically to what I ate. If I drink too much alcohol I spew, but haven't done that for a long time either.
5. Do you have any tattoos? If not, would you ever consider getting one?
I have a tribal flower on the base of my spine, and I'd love to have another one too, but can't think of anywhere else to put it. I considered back of my neck, but think it's too visible.

Thursday, February 21, 2008


My mum told me about lower carb lower cal chocolate and I found Cadbury Lite in the supermarket yesterday and thought I would give it a go...

It kinda reminds me of the Friends episode "the one with the list" (Ep 32 S2)

MONICA: So, Mr. Rastatter, what exactly does this job entail? The ad wasn't too clear.
MR. RASTATTER: Mockolate.
MONICA: I'm sorry?
MR. RASTATTER: Mockolate. It's a completely synthetic chocolate substitute

MR. RASTATTER: Aren't you going to swallow that?
MONICA: Just waiting for it to stop bubbling

Can you believe I went on the Cadbury website and couldn't find the lite bar on their! Bizarro!

The large warning "Excess consumption may have a laxative effect" kind of puts you off eating the whole bar.. which I suppose can be seen as a good thing! Has a more "crumbly" consistancy than proper chocolate... but tastes OK..

MR. RASTATTER: Our FDA approval didn't come through. Something about laboratory rats.
MONICA: Oh, gosh, I'm sorry.
MR. RASTATTER: Yeah, well, anyhoo, here is your check. Thank you for all the trouble you went through. Um, listen, you didn't eat a lot of it while you were cooking, did you?
MONICA: Well, uh, I ate some.
MR. RASTATTER: Oh, some, that's fine. Some is fine. Some is not a lot. So, it doesn't burn when you pee, does it?

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Room 101

The Biggest Loser
Annoys the crap out of me, but my son enjoys it and I figured it was worth letting him watch it so he gets nutrition and exercise info.

Tonights episode though has me livid! I am seriously thinking of stopping him watching it!

The show is meant to be about losing weight.. but these selfish pathetic individuals consume 1000 calories for a chance of winning immunity. Do they feel guilty? Are they ashamed of themselves for succumbing to temptation for a slim chance of staying 1 extra week? Nope! All they are worried about is that their trainers are gonna kick their ass!

It makes me angry! There are millions of people who struggle with their weight, who are constantly battling despite countless diets, exercise routines and "medically approved" drastic surgery methods. The lucky few get this amazing opportunity to learn from the best, to have 3 months dedicated time for themselves, where all they have to concentrate on is getting themselves fit and healthy, and they squander it! They're fighting for a measly guaranteed extra week in the house instead of resisting temptation, getting stuck into training hard and ensuring that if they don't get to stay any longer they can leave safe in the knowledge that their time there was well spent learning how to ensure that they never go back to being morbidly obese.

Kick them all out I say - stick them in Room 101 where they can eat chocolate eclairs, jelly beans and deep fried chicken to their hearts content and we don't have to watch their sorry fat asses!

(written by a size 16)

Things, people, places, situations etc you hate/loathe/dispise/don't like very much belong in Room 101. If you decide to do the same please comment or link as appropriate as I would love to hear yours too.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Quirky Tuesday

I have reached 32 and have never.....
  1. Had to vote
  2. Eaten Asparagus
  3. Watched a Star Wars Movie all the way through

Monday, February 18, 2008

Music Mambo

Hello everyone! Time for another mambo. Today is Thumb Appreciation Day.
Name three albums that you would give 'two thumbs up.'
I give YOU two thumbs up for mamboing!

  1. Meatloaf - Bat out of Hell
  2. Maroon 5 - Songs about Jane
  3. Travis - The Invisible Band

Thursday, February 14, 2008

News at 7 (30ish)


Good News: No red and white bear for Valentine's Day.
Bad News: Didn't get anything else either!

Bad News: Dropped my phone down the toilet
Good News: Managed to score a temporary spare from work
Really Good News: It seems to be working OK again now (although at the moment still doing occasional strange things!

In other news:
Was a day of strange sights as well today (not including the phone in the toilet)

101 in 1001

My 101 list is long and too intermittant here so I have moved it to here. Much easier to keep up on what's going on!

Now I will have plenty more room to put other useless crap on this blog!

Oh, and Happy Valentines's Day!!!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Room 101

Red & White Teddy Bears
Very very very very very tacky! I cringe at the sight of them... if anyone ever bought me one.. even for Valentine's Day.. I think I would beat them over the head with it!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Quirky Tuesday

Quirky Puppies

Chinese Crested - looks like it should be living in the 80's

Komondor - woah! dig those dreads man!

    Shar Pei - my favourite dog breed... needs a good ironing!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Music Mambo

Let's mambo! Today is Be Electrific Day.
1. What is your favorite electrified instrument?
I just lurve a good bass - especially one you can feel... one that makes your ribs hum! :)
2. What instrument do you think should be electrified that isn't?
What about some electric tubular bells? Hmmmmmmmmm
3. Name a song that just wouldn't be the same without electricity.
Totally Addicted to Bass, by Josh Abrams

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Just Wondering...

How come you don't see more dead birds lying around? Not a nice thought I know, but I think I have only ever seen 2-3 in my whole life... yet there must be millions and millions of birds dying every year.

So do they fly somewhere quiet to die quietly? Do they have "graveyards" like elephants do? What happens to their bodies when their souls fly away for the last time?

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Things I Learned This Week

  • The cleaner at work is male... he left the toilet seats up in the ladies
  • The ratio of work done against work to do is always 1:2
  • Family always want favours done as priority to anything else going on in your life.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Room 101

Normally I don't get involved in religious or political debates or conversations because I believe everyone is entitled to their opinion and more often than not these types of discussions end in someone getting offended or upset.

However I can't sit back on this one.
Westboro Baptist Church were to boycott Heath Ledger's Funeral because he played a gay man in a film. According to them he is going to hell because he advocates the right to be gay, and we shouldn't mourn him and he has offended God and has been punished for doing so.

What about all those people that WBC offend and abuse every single day with their hateful words. I can't believe that people can use religion as an excuse for such abhorrent behaviour.

Even their website name is downright evil!

Using God to justify Sexism, Racism and anti gay crap to me goes against everything that religion stands for. What is worse is that they openly do so, and in the most disrespectful of forums and circumstances.

Ultimately I believe in "Karma" or "give as ye shall receive" so I expect the congregation of Westboro Baptist Church will be going to hell. In the meantime, Room 101 will have to do.

Rest In Peace Heath. xxx
Things, people, places, situations etc you hate/loathe/dispise/don't like very much belong in Room 101. If you decide to do the same please comment or link as appropriate as I would love to hear yours too.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Quirky Tuesday will have a different topic each week, to tell everyone about a quirk / ritual / obsession / routine about that subject. As little or as many as you like if you're playing along at home. (I sound like a game show host!). Readers can meme it on their own blogs or just comment on here. Don't forget to link!

In honour of Shrove Tuesday...... yummy pancake fillings
  1. My traditional pancake day treat is golden syrup! Hmmmm!
  2. Savoury Mince with Gravy... cause you can't just restrict yourself to dessert!
  3. The ultimate: Chocolate Gnauche with Strawberrys, Raspberrys, Rhubarb and Choc Chip Ice Cream.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Monday Music Mambo

1. It's a well-known idea that chicken soup makes you feel better when you're sick. What artist makes you feel better when you're not feeling well?
Bright cheerful songs like Ben Lee "I refuse to go Numb" Jack Johnson "Banana Pancakes" and Old Man River "Sunshine". Or if you need an energy boost then a bit of Meatloaf or My Chemical Romance should do the trick

2. Soups can be made from very diverse ingredients that somehow work well together. Name a band, duo, or any other combination that brings diverse people together into one great muscial soup.

Cat Empire bring a nice eclectic mix together and I reckon they would be the ultimate definition of "Musical Soup"

3a. Creamy soups are popular for use in many dishes. Cream was one of the best blues rock groups of the 60s. What song do you like better - "Sunshine Of Your Love" or "White Room"? Tell us why you like that song better than the other.

Sunshine of Your Love is probably my number one song EVER!!!! It has the best guitar riff, and the build up is intense... enough to get any orchestral juices flowing!

3b. If you don't like the band Cream, tell us what soup you think your favorite musician likes to eat.

Robbie Williams would probably be a Minestrone man, I reckon Lily Allen would dig into a bit of Laksa, whereas Madonna would be more of a Chicken Noodle Chick. Jack Johnson would be a wholesome country veg kinda guy. Mika would be cream of mushroom... cause he's a fun guy (funghi geddit!) ah, this is fun I could go on all day!

Good: Worked really hard at the weekend.
Bad: Demolished Roast Chicken and heaps of chips on Saturday night.

Just Plain Wrong: My scales!
... and it's pancake day tomorrow so I am sure this week is not going to be a successful one! :(

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Cool Things I found This Week

Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - Chardonnay in one hand - chocolate in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO, What a Ride.

Cool gadgets and toys listed here on GizMo Diva.

Here's an article about a book that seems to mirror my thoughts exactly.

Friday, February 01, 2008

My Dilemma

Everyone please sing the title to "My Sharona"..... I do!

I have this "friend". You can tell the problem straight away as I have felt the need for the inverted commas.
I met her about 18 months ago when she temped here at work. We got on really well and kept in touch after her temp job. Regular e-mail and messenger chats, and we got together few times socially. We even had the prospective partners meet each other.
She was having trouble with her husband and would often confide in me and ask for my opinion. Just before Christmas she bought a puppy. Then boxing day she finally left the husband. She moved to her parents. She asked if I could look after her puppy. No probs! Then she started an affair with her cousin from Italy. I met him, he was great, but didn't speak English. My partner speaks Italian so we all got together. Everything great.
She decided to move to Italy with him. I was very happy for her and encouraged her to follow her heart and take the plunge. I adopted her puppy.
Once she left for Italy I had 1 or 2 emails, that was about it.
4 months later I get e-mail to say she was coming home, and asking me advice about Visas etc.
Then I got an e-mail saying she was back in OZ and asking for more advice about visas. I gave her the info and suggested we catch up soon.
The I got a text at 10:30 at night with more questions. I replied promptly.
A week or so later I got an e-mail asking for a reference for a flat. No problemo... when are we catching up?
A month later I get a e-mail with her new mobile number. Thanks heaps... when are we catching up?
I get regular junk e-mails from her, occasional news.
A month or so ago an e-mail "hey how are ya" and photo of her new puppy... hmmmmm

Ok, you get the picture (wha! picture... that's an effing landscape!) She only contacts me when she wants something.. doesn't seem interested in catching up or doing other "friend" stuff. I'm kinda feeling this is a very one sided relationship here and decided it was best to cut the ties.

The dilemma is this (finally she gets to the point!) I got an e-mail yesterday. "Hey, How are you? Did you have a nice break? How is everyone? Kind Regards,"
Do I reply??????? Do I continue this charade... confront her about her relationship... ignore her???
(Jeez I wish I had a phone poll!) As soon as I work out how to do a web poll I'll post it!