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.
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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??????