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    A Nothing Day
    William Hung Tribute Page
    LOGAN's Mystery Of Time And Space Adventure (c) 2002 Jan Albartus (LOGAN)
    CRIMSON ROOM in English
    Weekly World News
    Nutrigrain (feel great)
    Weebl and Bob - jelly
    ABC Classic FM Music Details: Tuesday 24 February 2004 | Men go for a bit of skirt (February 9, 2004)
    Relaxing day | Bad HECS debts to soar to $4.5bn (February 21, 2004)
    Today's Funny
    BBCi - The Big Read - Top 100 Books Technology | Biology stirs Microsoft monoculture debate
    Acid trip 1
    Australian Financial Review - Job Network fiasco exposed
    Bike Ride
    Today's Funny
    End Of World - Interesting view on how the world will end. Flash Animation
    Great Flame war topics from [LabF]
    Late starts at work are cool
    More heat.. more work
    Hot Hot Hot
    Fire in a Fireworks Factory
    The Awful Forums - My mother is insane (~5M of photos)
    Valentine's Day | Centrelink: millions of mistakes (February 14, 2004)
    [labf] geekiest proposal ever? | Howard does his Mr Flip Flop impression (February 13, 2004)
    Perth IV sounds fun..
    Last night rocked
    BBC - Science Human Body - Mind - Careers
    Want to save a flailing career?
    World of Ends
    Peak Oil
    BBC - Science Human Body - Psychology Tests
    Big Computer Cleanup...
    Do different races smell differently?
    Intuitor Insultingly Stupid Movie Physics
    orkut - invitation to join
    Janet has a piercing
    meish dot org :: be my anti-valentine
    More bloody Training
    I'm so restless
    Nice hot weather
    Thankyou DNRC :)
    The Harlan Tribune
    Ananova - Rap fan forced to listen to Verdi
    *sigh* I feel shite..
    One of the Funnies Jason sent me
    Boring Day.. Relaxing night
    Mars Pictures!
    Tune Recycler - Support Indie Music with the iTunes + Pepsi Super Bowl Promotion
    Mmm Thai Green Curry
    I am, you are, we are Australian!
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     Friday, February 27, 2004

    What I Should Have Said
    What I Should Have Said:

    "The French call it l'esprit d'escalier, 'the wit of the staircase,' those biting ripostes that are thought of just seconds too late, on the way out of the room or even, to tell the truth, days later."

    Posted at 10:12 PM # | Comments

    Palm Keyboard
    Alasdair bought me a palm keyboard for a "this really isn't a late birthday/christmas present - honest" present. :)

    I had some troubles with old keyboard software not wanting to be removed from my palm but now it's all good! Yay! This is going to make taking notes at TAFE so easy!!

    I'm pretty excited anyway :P

    Posted at 1:11 PM # | Comments

    This is me cooking Posted by Hello

    Posted at 12:43 PM # | Comments

     Thursday, February 26, 2004

    Australian IT - Telstra warned over ADSL (Kate Mackenzie, FEBRUARY 25, 2004)
    Australian IT - Telstra warned over ADSL (Kate Mackenzie, FEBRUARY 25, 2004): "THE competition watchdog has issued Telstra with an advisory notice for selling ADSL direct to consumers for less than it charges its wholesale customers."

    I think there's something wrong when the only wholesaler is allowed to be a retailer too.

    Posted at 7:49 AM # | Comments

    Bin Laden
    How cunning...

    US: "OK, crowd around, I have a dollar for any man, woman or child who has any information about these bad guys"
    Innocent Opportunist: "Me, me, I know something".
    US: "Yes, the dollar is in this truck, just hop on to get it."
    IO: "Where is my dollar?"
    US: "What dollar? Where's bin Laden?"
    IO: "I don't know anything..."
    US: "You are well trained, my name is Jim-Bob Jnr, I'll be seeing you daily for a LONG time"
    IO: "But..."

    Posted at 7:46 AM # | Comments

     Wednesday, February 25, 2004

    My Way News
    My Way News

    Green polar bears!!

    Posted at 1:16 AM # | Comments

    Too much to drink
    Last night was a girls night out.. Sarah, Tanya and I. We had way too much to drink. Thankfully I don't start work until 12:30 today. I'm only just starting to feel human. Yick.

    Posted at 1:14 AM # | Comments

     Tuesday, February 24, 2004

    Adelaide IV 2006
    I've just been chatting to Fiona about the next Adelaide IV. It's going to be really important to get some excellent music for us to sing. I am going to run for convenor. I think I'll have a chat to Mark about whether he would like to be an official spokesperson for me if I am elected. I think Mark is a fantastic public speaker and group motivator. I just want to make the festival a great one. :)

    Also, I'm toying with the idea of an IV committee blog to track what people are doing. Whenever anything important is completed it gets added to the blog. Is that too geeky? Will it work? I think it will depend on the committee.

    Posted at 3:42 AM # | Comments

    Telegraph | News | 'I blagged my way through, reading a torn-up textbook and ad libbing'
    Telegraph | News | 'I blagged my way through, reading a torn-up textbook and ad libbing':
    "Dr Cerratti, who said he was often asked to provide Oxford academics for lectures overseas, said: 'I asked him if he could do the job, and he said he could. We only found out it was to PhD students when he got there.'"

    This guy rocks. :)

    Posted at 12:34 AM # | Comments

     Monday, February 23, 2004

    A Nothing Day
    I worked. I got home. I got GPRS enabled on my phone. I ate. I'm *so* Bored.

    Posted at 10:51 AM # | Comments

     Sunday, February 22, 2004

    This is what Alice got up to at Perth IV 2004 Posted by Hello

    Posted at 1:19 PM # | Comments

    Emma and Luke at Perth IV 2004 Posted by Hello

    Posted at 1:17 PM # | Comments

    One Perfect Day was an excellent way to spend a few hours (with Alasdair).. This was made by someone who thinks about music in exactly the right way.. Posted by Hello

    Posted at 1:02 PM # | Comments

    William Hung Tribute Page
    William Hung Tribute Page

    She Bangs! She Bangs! Ooh baby when she moves! She moves!

    Posted at 4:46 AM # | Comments

    LOGAN's Mystery Of Time And Space Adventure (c) 2002 Jan Albartus (LOGAN)
    LOGAN's Mystery Of Time And Space Adventure (c) 2002 Jan Albartus (LOGAN)

    More fun and games!!

    Posted at 4:45 AM # | Comments

    CRIMSON ROOM in English
    CRIMSON ROOM in English

    This is a weird game. You wake up in a red room. You're hungover. You're locked in. What do you do? Well, I'm not actually sure yet. So far I've found some stuff but none of it seems to be at all useful. :)

    Posted at 4:17 AM # | Comments

     Saturday, February 21, 2004

    Weekly World News
    Weekly World News: "A big fat opera singer was charged with assault and hauled off to jail after she gored a tiny tenor with her horned hat.
    The vicious attack unfolded after a performance of Wagner's opera Das Rheingold as the cast was sharing a celebratory dinner of spaghetti and meatballs backstage.
    Witnesses say the trouble erupted when 5-foot-2 tenor Giuseppe Verona, 38, forked up the last meatball from the serving platter and dropped it on his plate.
    Five-hundred-pound soprano Helga Von Kluge, 52, took exception and charged him -- head down -- like a bull in a ring."

    This has got to be a joke!! Hehe!

    Posted at 11:40 PM # | Comments

    Well, today I think I'll head to the gym for a bit. I've already updated my resume. Then at 2 there's a party at Strobe's house. They're always excellent. :) Yay! Brilliant day ahead..

    Posted at 9:48 PM # | Comments

    Nutrigrain (feel great)
    Nutrigrain (feel great)

    Is it just me or do the US put more money into marketing? This ad is fucking stupid. But it's kinda funny. Better than the teenage boy eating a tonne and shitting his mother off.. (that's the Australian ad, anyway).

    Posted at 10:33 AM # | Comments

    Weebl and Bob - jelly
    Weebl and Bob - jelly

    Oh God! It's like a blancmange costume!! Eeek!

    Posted at 10:20 AM # | Comments

    ABC Classic FM Music Details: Tuesday 24 February 2004
    ABC Classic FM Music Details: Tuesday 24 February 2004 :

    "8.00pm IN PERFORMANCE
    Prague Chamber Orchestra

    Lisa Harper-Brown, soprano
    Fiona Campbell, mezzo-soprano
    Aldo di Toro, tenor
    Harry Peeters, baritone
    Graham Abbott, conductor
    Dvor�k Stabat Mater, Op 58
    Recorded by ABC Classic FM in the Perth Concert Hall last Saturday
    Producer: Carl Edwards "

    Posted at 9:06 AM # | Comments | Men go for a bit of skirt (February 9, 2004) | Men go for a bit of skirt (February 9, 2004)
    "We don't want you to call us Jean or Sally. We're men. Men who want the right to wear a skirt."

    Who the hell said they couldn't wear a skirt? Go on.. wear them. we don't care. :)

    Posted at 8:45 AM # | Comments

    Relaxing day
    After a gorgeous fruit salad at T-Bar Alasdair and I trundled down to Freedom to get some makeshift (oops! nearly had a freudian typo - makeshit) furniture. I bought a pretend wardrobe and ordered a shelf for the bathroom that I failed to measure and then realised it wasn't going to fit anyway. Alasdair went to a LAN party about lunch time. I took back the DVD (Bad Eggs) we borrowed from Kino on Thursday night and pointed out that it had been pretty scratched. They told me to take a freebie. So i did. I watched "View from the top" (which is a silly, girly movie with Gwynneth Paltrow and Christina Applegate in it) over lunch. Finally, I decided it was a nice day for a walk (it was raining) so I set off back to Freedom to get refunded for the shelf I ordered and now didn't want. After wandering around town for a while I realised I had horrible blisters and had to pike and catch the bus home. Plus, I ended up with a much cheaper, nastier version of the shelf I wanted for the bathroom because nothing else was going to fit! *grumble* I've set up the shelf since getting home and pretty much done bugger all since then. "Mrs Doubtfire" is on TV tonight.. followed by "Being John Malkovich" so I think I'm due for a Big Night In (TM). I've never seen "Mrs Doubtfire". Even if it's crap I'll be entertained waiting for the gem of a movie to come. Maybe the TV station planned it that way. Or maybe it's one of those movie doubles designed to showcase the talents of a star who has a new movie coming out at the cinemas soon. I'm sure It will be riveting to find out. Maybe I should get icecream too. :)

    Posted at 8:40 AM # | Comments | Bad HECS debts to soar to $4.5bn (February 21, 2004) | Bad HECS debts to soar to $4.5bn (February 21, 2004):
    "Opposition education spokeswoman Jenny Macklin said the burden of 'massive HECS debts' made it harder to repay them. "

    What they're failing to note in this article is the sheer number of people (like myself) who most of the time are not quite earning enough money to pay back their HECS debt because they weren't able to get AUSTUDY to finish their degree, thus they are not *on* a graduate wage.. they're on a shit-kicker wage.

    Posted at 8:23 AM # | Comments

    Today's Funny
    When sending your wife down the road with a petrol can, it's impolite to ask her to also bring back beer.

    Posted at 4:20 AM # | Comments

    BBCi - The Big Read - Top 100 Books
    BBCi - The Big Read - Top 100 Books

    Cool. BBC's top 100 books! That rocks. Not that I don't already have too much to read :)

    Posted at 4:17 AM # | Comments

     Thursday, February 19, 2004 Technology | Biology stirs Microsoft monoculture debate Technology | Biology stirs Microsoft monoculture debate:
    "Geer isn't the first to argue that the logic of living viruses also applies to the computer variety, and that the dominance and tight integration of Microsoft operating systems and software makes the global computing ecosystem vulnerable to a cascading failure. "

    "Charney says monoculture theory doesn't suggest any reasonable solutions; more use of the Linux open-source operating system, a rival to Microsoft Windows, might create a "duoculture," but that would hardly deter sophisticated hackers. "

    Obviously, he's not noting *why* hackers prey on poor little old windows. :)

    Posted at 1:01 PM # | Comments

    Acid trip 1
    Acid trip 1

    What happens when you give an artist lots of acid and a pile of stuff to draw with? This.. and I have to say.. that's a lot of acid!!

    Posted at 7:50 AM # | Comments

     Wednesday, February 18, 2004

    Australian Financial Review - Job Network fiasco exposed
    Australian Financial Review:

    "Job Network fiasco exposed

    Disabled people, parents and older workers are unwittingly being used to prop up a flawed $2.5 billion federal government jobs program that has already received a $670 million-a-year bail-out. By Laura Tingle Chief, political correspondent (Feb 18) "

    Unfortunately I can't link to the actual report since I'm not a member of this website.. I just read the article over lunch and thought I'd make reference to it.

    When I went to my job seeking course at Job Network I was one of 8 people in my 15 person class who already had a job. plus two of the people who didn't have jobs were studying. 4 people in that class actually needed work and were unable to get it.. the rest of us just needed more hours so we could not rely on benefits. She actually wanted me to skip work so I could attend her course. How absolutely deranged is that?

    I should have written that paper on the inadequacies of Job Network agences years ago when they opened. I was going to.. I don't know what happenned.

    Posted at 1:43 PM # | Comments

    Bike Ride
    Tonight Jason, Ali, Alasdair and I went for a ride down Linear Park to Henley beach. We munched on fish and chips on the sand, had a swim/paddle.. then cruised up Henley Beach road until we got to town. Beer at the Grace Emily was much appreciated.. and now we're home. What an excellent evening. :)

    Posted at 1:20 PM # | Comments

    Me lying on steps Posted by Hello

    Posted at 12:46 PM # | Comments

    Artistic photo of the shadow of my bike Posted by Hello

    Posted at 12:45 PM # | Comments

    Me taking photos of myself on a bike Posted by Hello

    Posted at 12:44 PM # | Comments

     Tuesday, February 17, 2004

    Today's Funny
    A lawyer, an accountant and a physicist are discussing, over a beer, whether life is better with a wife or with a girlfriend.

    "A wife is better," declares the lawyer, "because of the family support and the help she'll be to your career." "Nonsense," says the accountant.
    "a girlfriend is better: you can keep your independence and go out with your friends more." They turn to the physicist, who says, "It's better to have both. That way, the wife thinks you're with the girlfriend, the girlfriend thinks you're with the wife, and meanwhile you can be down at the lab!"

    Posted at 11:29 AM # | Comments

    End Of World - Interesting view on how the world will end. Flash Animation
    End Of World - Interesting view on how the world will end. Flash Animation

    ..And Australian's are just like "WTF?"

    Posted at 11:20 AM # | Comments

    Great Flame war topics from [LabF]

    anyone who uses Microsoft products condones criminal activity and is a sell out.

    meat eaters condone animal cruelty

    i feel sorry for christian children

    those who sell cigarettes or are in any business profitting from harming others should be held responsible for the damage they cause

    Michael moore is a genius

    university turns out too many graduates with no clue

    we should never have invaded iraq

    the greens are the only political party in australia you can trust

    Vi sucks emacs sucks. They are just crappy editors that people have puked up.

    Posted at 11:11 AM # | Comments

    Late starts at work are cool
    This morning tanya and I went to the Burnside Gym for an hour and a half, then went to brunch for a while before I had to race off (on the bike) to work.

    I love mornings like that. I love being able to get stuff done before I start work.

    Posted at 10:47 AM # | Comments

     Monday, February 16, 2004

    More heat.. more work
    Today was a bit of a nothing day.. I got up. It was hot. I rode. I worked. I rode home.

    I'm so boring :)

    Posted at 8:42 AM # | Comments

     Sunday, February 15, 2004

    Hot Hot Hot
    Blergh. It's just far too hot. Possibly time to camp out in the lounge again. :)

    Posted at 7:03 AM # | Comments


    Bizzare stuff. This is the only one I actually like.

    Posted at 2:04 AM # | Comments

    bangcubes-01 Heh. This is cute, silly, and slightly disturbing. The link I followed described this as "We've always wanted to see the ending of Reservoir Dogs reprised with simple 3D shapes in isometric projection." They're kind of right. :)

    Posted at 1:57 AM # | Comments

    Fire in a Fireworks Factory
    eBaum's World Media Download -

    Wow. This is freaky. I started by thinking "cool!" and progressed to "this is the most fun clip I've ever seen!", "I'm glad i've seen it now.. so i don't have to start a fire in a fireworks factory myself. :)" and then to "Whoops!" when you realise the guy filming it died at the end.. It's sad, but you can see why he risked his life to keep filming. It looks cool! Besides.. it doesn't look really dangerous until the end. Yikes. If you ever see one.. run like hell!

    Posted at 1:33 AM # | Comments

    The Awful Forums - My mother is insane (~5M of photos)
    The Awful Forums - My mother is insane (~5M of photos)

    Geez, this guy's mum really is nuts. :)

    Posted at 1:25 AM # | Comments

    Waiting - The True Confessions of a Waitress by Debra Ginsberg.

    Tanya gave me this book for my birthday and I only just started reading it.. It's a fascinating read, especially for someone who has done waiting themselves. What with the hot weather and all (44 degrees yesterday) I've been hiding in the air conditioned lounge room with this book for most of this morning so far and a fair chunk of yesterday. As for the book, I am starting to wonder if people who haven't done wating or any equally demeaning customer service role would actually get it. On the other hand.. most people have tried it for at least a day. Even Alasdair worked in a hot dog stand for a day or two. :)

    The book is actually more of an auto-biography of her own expriences waiting.. but that's what people really want to read - the real stuff. Things that *actually* happenned to her. On a twisted note it's almost like reality TV. Maybe that's the new thing.. reality books. :P But seriously, it's quite insightful and direct. I love the psychology involved. She is psycho-analysing all the customers, herself and all her fellow wait-staff along the way. I relate to it for obvious reasons. Unfortunately, despite her efforts to prove that her life has been interesting, I know how terminally boring waiting really is.. and that she has done rather a lot of it to get the amount of stories she has bundled into this novel. It's the other life experiences and psychology that make this book a worthwhile read. Plus, she is actually quite entertaining and has a great style and wit about her.

    Posted at 12:51 AM # | Comments

    Valentine's Day

    Love Actually Posted by Hello

    My big Valentines day date was with Alasdair (obviously). We went to see "Love, Actually" at the moonlight cinema. It was bloody hot, but we were prepared. We had singapore noodles from Wok's Happenning (Hutt St) and a big bottle of Orange Juice. Quite a good night. I got my romance for the year. :)

    Posted at 12:08 AM #

     Saturday, February 14, 2004 | Centrelink: millions of mistakes (February 14, 2004) | Centrelink: millions of mistakes (February 14, 2004): "A consultant's report, obtained by The Weekend Australian under Freedom of Information laws, paints an appalling picture of a mistake-prone organisation intimidated by hostile customers and riddled by bureaucratic inefficiencies, poor training, staff laziness and poor accountability. "

    Wow. It's interesting that someone noticed. I mean it's not like recipients have been telling the government this was the case for years. :
    Oh well. I hope this improves things!!

    Posted at 4:15 AM # | Comments

    [labf] geekiest proposal ever?
    Yes, I'd have to say this is absolutely the geekiest proposal ever. :) Yay to Romana and Shaun!!

    "so, someone proposed to his girlfriend today by setting up an ap with an ssid will_you_marry_me, then arranging for her to demo kismet (wireless monitoring program) to someone.....

    of course she said yes.....

    arent i lucky? shaun and i are engaged, via wireless;)))

    Romana Challans"

    Posted at 4:01 AM # | Comments | Howard does his Mr Flip Flop impression (February 13, 2004) | Howard does his Mr Flip Flop impression (February 13, 2004): "Only last month, in an interview with The Australian, Howard emphatically ruled out changes to the super scheme.
    The speed of yesterday's flip flop had heads spinning.
    So did Howard applaud Latham for tapping into public sentiment, or did he agree with Abbott that the Government was caving in to the politics of envy?
    'I'm obviously not going to give an answer to that,' said Howard with a grin. 'Who do you think I am?'

    The Australian"

    Posted at 3:57 AM # | Comments

    Perth IV sounds fun..
    "even for Phoebe (AUCS 2nd) who post the "chocolate water slide" did a great impression of body painted choclate bunny"

    I have no idea what this comment means. I guess I will have to wait until I see the photos.

    Posted at 3:54 AM # | Comments

    Last night rocked
    Australian Central had drinks at Raglans last night. So after drinking and doing karaoke for a bit.. Mel and I caught a train up to Eden Hills for Molly's Party. I had my bike with me as well. I wasn't at the party long because everyone I knew (except Molly) left pretty much at once. It was really hot, I was a bit tipsy.. but I rode home via Blackwood, Belair and Belair Road. It was way way too dark on Belair Road but I lived to tell the tale. It was such a hot night - so beautiful for riding.

    Posted at 1:12 AM # | Comments

     Thursday, February 12, 2004

    BBC - Science Human Body - Mind - Careers
    BBC - Science Human Body - Mind - Careers:

    I am Investigative, Conventional, Artistic

    "Investigative types prefer thinking to action, they like working with information and may prefer working with ideas rather than with people. They tend to like jobs in which they can research, analyse and solve problems (or come up with new problems!) and prefer using their brains to their interpersonal skills. Typical roles that suit Investigative types are scientist, engineer, laboratory worker, computer programmer, pharmacist and vet.

    Conventional types are happy to work within systems and large organisations and tend to focus on accuracy and efficiency, preferring to know what is expected of them. They tend to like things to be organised and predictable and are often involved in roles that involve recording, sorting, documenting and organising. Typical roles for Conventional types include the range of administrative and clerical roles (e.g. in the government and financial sectors) as well as accountancy, banking, bookkeeping, secretarial work and some inspecting roles.

    Artistic types are interested in creativity and art, preferring freedom and independence to following rules and procedures. Self-expression is very important to Artistic types and they may prefer to work alone. Typical roles for Artistic types include artist, singer, designer, photographer, musician, writer and actor."

    Posted at 11:56 AM # | Comments

    Want to save a flailing career?

    Posted at 11:23 AM #

    World of Ends
    World of Ends:

    "Could it be because the three Internet virtues are the antithesis of how governments and businesses view the world?
    Nobody owns it: Businesses are defined by what they own, as governments are defined by what they control.
    Everybody can use it: In business, selling goods means transferring exclusive rights of use from the vendor to the buyer; in government, making laws means imposing restrictions on people.
    Anybody can improve it: Business and government cherish authorized roles. It's the job of only certain people to do certain things, to make the right changes. "

    Posted at 11:13 AM # | Comments

    Peak Oil
    Peak Oil. We are a silly species and we will probably suffer a lot. Well, hey.. It'll sure be an interesting life. :)

    Posted at 11:04 AM # | Comments

    BBC - Science Human Body - Psychology Tests
    BBC - Science Human Body - Psychology Tests World of tests. Really weird interesting tests.. like "can you spot the fake smile" and "how squirmish are you".. :)

    Posted at 10:59 AM # | Comments

     Wednesday, February 11, 2004

    Big Computer Cleanup...
    I now have XP.. all Dad's stuff that wasn't backed up is gone.. (But I do have about 30 gig of backup just of his stuff just in case). My computer is all clean and shiny. Plenty of space for mp3's. :) hehe.

    Posted at 12:55 PM # | Comments

     Tuesday, February 10, 2004

    Do different races smell differently?
    Do different races smell differently? I got this link from Memepool
    This is a very strange thing to find people asking. I don't think it's race specific but there does seem to be an odour that is associated with what you eat. I attempted the lactose free world for a few weeks (I had a cold and I was also curious as to how difficult it was) and I found that people who drink milk smell like milk. You know that smell babies have (more so when they've just been fed)? It's that smell but to a lesser degree. This person has defined it as spoiled milk... but I know what they mean. It's weird. I wouldn't be at all surprised to find that other pungent smells were easily identified when leaving the skin. I mean people say Onions and Garlic are smelly.. I can't tell I eat so much of it :) I notice when I eat celery I smell of it for a day or so. Conclusion: People really do smell like what they eat. People I apologise in advance.. I will never ever stop smelling like Garlic, Onion, Capsicum and Chilli. Heh. :)

    Posted at 11:44 AM # | Comments

    Intuitor Insultingly Stupid Movie Physics
    Intuitor Insultingly Stupid Movie Physics This is actually a really fun read. :)

    Posted at 11:35 AM # | Comments

    orkut - invitation to join
    orkut - invitation to join Strange new 6 degrees thingo. Figured I'd join up and see what happenned. Sign up as a friend of mine :) Well, if you know me. :P

    Posted at 9:06 AM # | Comments

    Janet has a piercing
    Photo of Janet Jackson's Nipple way too close up. I'm surprised to note Janet Jackson had a piercing. Unfortunately I never really wanted to know. Choral-Chat had a post with hte subject "Stupid lawsuits 'R us....". What was I thinking? Clicking that link was *obviously* going to show me Janet Jackson's breast. Oh well. Interesting nipple ring. I bet they'll be really popular already.

    Posted at 8:29 AM # | Comments

    meish dot org :: be my anti-valentine
    meish dot org :: be my anti-valentine
    Heheh. I love the "Stop talking about your fucking wedding" anti-valentine. :P

    Posted at 8:17 AM # | Comments

     Monday, February 09, 2004

    More bloody Training
    I am so sick of training!!

    There is nothing to report as my life is boring and filled with training. :(

    Posted at 10:16 PM # | Comments

     Sunday, February 08, 2004

    I'm so restless
    It's so hot.. It's hard to do anything because you just sweat and feel gross. But I'm so restless. I went for a walk for an hour. I've done all my washing. I've started work on the FUCS magazine. I've updated my resume. I've wasted an hour watching American Idol. I'm still bored. Thoughts keep racing through my head of all the things I can do.. but I'm feeling a bit inspirationless generally. I hope TAFE keeps me interested. I am fully expecting it to bore me to tears though. *sigh* So many things I want to do with my life.. but It's too hard to cram it all in.

    Posted at 11:01 AM # | Comments

    Nice hot weather
    Time for beaching I think! Really hot weather. Mmm.

    Posted at 1:46 AM # | Comments

     Friday, February 06, 2004

    Thankyou DNRC :)
    "Then you have the low-carb dieters. This involves the active avoidance of life-giving antioxidants while scarfing massive amounts of known carcinogens until someone punches you to death for bragging about how much weight you lost."

    "I think they must put something in food that makes you have to go to the bathroom".

    "I work in a restaurant that has open-air rooftop dining. While explaining this to a woman who called to make a reservation, she asked me, "Now, the roof, is that on the top of the building?" "

    "One of our school district's principals was trying to get his staff to bond. Their ears perked up when he announced, "And we really have to get closer together and learn to trust each other more. To that end, we are going to have some bondage activities this afternoon." "

    Dilbert DVD!!

    Posted at 9:00 AM # | Comments

    The Harlan Tribune
    The Harlan Tribune

    And the Russians used a potato masher? I bet they did. :)

    Posted at 8:56 AM # | Comments

    Ananova - Rap fan forced to listen to Verdi
    Rap fan forced to listen to Verdi:

    "A US man has been ordered to listen to Verdi's La Traviata after playing 50 Cent's music too loud in his car. Michael Carreras was driving with friends with the sunroof and windows open while listening to the rapper's music on his CD player. A police officer stopped him and gave him a ticket for violating the city's strict noise laws, reports The incident occurred near Miami Beach, where if your stereo can be heard from 100 feet away, you can be charged. Carreras was ordered to listen to two hours of the opera.
    Judge Jeffrey Swartz told him: 'You've imposed your music on me and now I'm going to impose my music on you.'
    Story filed: 20:34 Thursday 5th February 2004"

    *chuckle* I didn't know judges could do that. Maybe they're going a little too far.. and how are they going to know if he did it? Sit him down and watch him listen to 2 hours of Verdi?

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     Thursday, February 05, 2004

    *sigh* I feel shite..
    For some reason I feel pretty shoddy today.. I have a cold, It's hot, I didn't sleep well the past two nights.. and Alasdair and Jason just went on a ride to the beach without me. Tonight is a write-off.

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     Tuesday, February 03, 2004

    One of the Funnies Jason sent me
    One summer evening during a violent thunderstorm a mother was tucking her son into bed. She was about to turn off the light when he asked with a tremor in his voice, "Mommy, will you sleep with me tonight?" The mother smiled and gave him a reassuring hug.

    "I can't dear," she said. "I have to sleep in Daddy's room." A long silence was broken at last by his shaky little voice: "The big sissy."

    Posted at 10:31 AM # | Comments

    Boring Day.. Relaxing night
    Today was more training. I'm really wanting to get out and do stuff. Oh well. Next week we have hardcore training to meet FSR requirements. We all have to be qualified to make investment decisions before we can talk to customers.. even though investment training isn't until later. :) It's law.

    Tonight I might try out my new yoga dvd since Alasdair is out of the house at Pub Club. Tee hee. I should cook up really yummy food and have a self indulgent relaxing night. Mmm..

    Posted at 8:14 AM # | Comments

     Monday, February 02, 2004

    Mars Pictures!
    Rover images. I'm fascinated by the mars photos. Alasdair is more on top of the situation than I am.. but he shows me a lot of excellent photos. Also, he's noticed that most of the photos are shown with extra red sky and rocks. The sky is actually very blue.. you can see that in some less doctored shots. Why do people want to see Mars with a red sky? Why don't they just want to see what's there?

    Posted at 12:19 PM # | Comments

    Tune Recycler - Support Indie Music with the iTunes + Pepsi Super Bowl Promotion
    Tune Recycler - Support Indie Music with the iTunes + Pepsi Super Bowl Promotion This is pretty interesting.. especially as Pepsi is backing most of the major record labels.. or did they stop? Maybe it's just me. Apple - Pepsi - Super Bowl Ad 240 is apparently fraudulent also.. since the kids weren't actually prosecuted. Someone's going to get some shite over this.

    Posted at 12:15 PM # | Comments

    Mmm Thai Green Curry
    Just had Jason over for a Thai green curry and then we all bolted out for italian hot chocolate. Mmm. As for the rest of my life there isn't much to add. I'm still in training at ACCU. I am still enrolling and sorting out RPL for TAFE. BASS are still not letting me work Saturdays while I'm at ACCU training. It's all so dull. :(
    I have to get my butt over to Gymnastics or something so I have something new to excite me.

    Posted at 11:39 AM # | Comments

     Sunday, February 01, 2004

    1213.9!! Beat that!

    Ben Salmon has been disqualified from competition for using vaseline on his penguin.

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    I am, you are, we are Australian!
    From a larger email making the rounds:

    Only in Australia can a pizza delivery get to your house faster than an ambulance. Only in Australia do we have bank doors wide open, no security guards, or cameras but chain the pens to the desk.

    Stand proud Aussies - we shoot, we root, we vote. We are girt by sea and pissed by lunchtime. Even though we might seem a racist, closed minded, sports obsessed little people, at least we feel better for it.

    I am, you are, we are Australian!

    P.S We also shoot and eat the two animals that are on our National Crest!!!! No other country has this distinction!


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    Ange Sleeping at Margit's Cocktail party.  Posted by Hello

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    Coloured People - Poem Bruce reminded me of.
    Dear white fella
    Couple things you should know
    When i was born, i black
    When i grow up, i black
    When i go in sun, i black
    When i cold, i black
    When i scared, i black
    When i sick, I black
    And when I die, i black
    You white fella
    When you born, you pink
    When you grow up, you white
    when you go in sun, you red
    When you cold, you blue
    When you scared, you yellow
    When you sick, you green
    And when you die, you grey
    And you have the nerve to call me coloured?

    By Benjamin Zephaniah:

    Posted at 12:02 AM # | Comments