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     Saturday, April 30, 2005

    clean your screen

    This is cute. Alasdair is trying to get Schroe to do the same. :)

    Posted at 1:22 PM # | Comments

    Ben and Mel hate me too
    Ben just complained that I didn't say when they left either.

    Um... they left ages ago.

    Posted at 1:11 PM # | Comments

    CBC News: Creating babies to cure sick siblings OK: British court
    CBC News: Creating babies to cure sick siblings OK: British court: "LONDON - Using in vitro fertilization to create a baby that might cure sick siblings was ruled legally acceptable by Britain's highest appeal court on Thursday."

    Fuck a duck. Spares .

    Posted at 6:52 AM # | Comments

     Friday, April 29, 2005

    MSN messing
    Mess with MSN 7

    Cool. Stuff to mess with messenger. :)

    Below is the original site with all the details:

    Mess with MSN Messenger: msn emoticons names emotions skins download bots

    Posted at 11:48 PM # | Comments

    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy :: The Official Movie Website
    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy :: The Official Movie Website

    I saw Hitch Hiker's on Thursday night!!

    I don't think it will appeal toa mch wider audience, and I reckon it will let down a lot of fans just with slight re-wordings. It was fun though. I'll be buying the dvd :)

    Posted at 11:28 PM # | Comments

     Thursday, April 28, 2005

    Hitch Hiker's Ticket! Posted by Hello

    Posted at 11:45 AM # | Comments

     Wednesday, April 20, 2005

    the Little Penguin Australian Wine - Wine Personality Test
    the Little Penguin Australian Wine - Wine Personality Test:

    "You are a fun and light-hearted penguin who believes in true love. You may be black and white on the outside, but under those feathers beats a heart of gold. Good times and good friends are never far away, which is why the Little Penguin Chardonnay is your social beverage of choice.

    Kudos on your journey of seabird self-discovery. Now that you've come to appreciate your true inner penguin, forward this test on to your friends. Then get the whole colony together with a few bottles of the Little Penguin wines and explore your penguin compatibility. You might discover a whole new meaning to the term 'wine pairing'."

    Do the test

    Posted at 4:42 AM # | Comments

     Tuesday, April 19, 2005

    Sarah hates me cause I'm slack
    Sarah just gave me a bollocking because I hadn't mentioned that she'd left for Canberra anywhere on my blog. I don't think I made any posts around the time she left and I was obviously preoccupied when I started posting again.
    She left ages ago.. She seems to be enjoying her new job in Canberra - and so does Jason. Yay!

    Posted at 8:38 AM # | Comments

    itunes is broken
    aargh fucketty fuck fuck

    Posted at 8:26 AM # | Comments

    The Courier-Mail: Cure for cancer 'in 10 years' [19apr05]
    The Courier-Mail: Cure for cancer 'in 10 years' [19apr05]: "DEATH from cancer will be a thing of the past within 10 years, a world expert claims. New screening techniques and knowledge can transform it from a killer to merely a complaint, according to the director of the US National Cancer Institute."

    Tough call. I'm counting now...

    Posted at 6:31 AM # | Comments

     Monday, April 18, 2005

    triple j podcasts
    triple j podcasts

    Streaming is great and all, but Triple J podcasts is inspired. Loving it.

    I am looking forward to Triple J getting mp3 streaming so I can listen through itunes though. *waits*

    Posted at 2:28 AM # | Comments

     Sunday, April 17, 2005

    International Talk Like A Pirate Day
    International Talk Like A Pirate Day: "3. C'mon, lad, shiver me timbers!"

    Posted at 12:52 PM # | Comments

    Your Unitarian Jihad Name

    My Unitarian Jihad Name is: Brother Boot Knife of Sweet Reason.

    Get yours.

    Posted at 10:11 AM # | Comments - office footy tipping competition management! - office footy tipping competition management!: "You are ranked 116,798 out of 116,816 tippers in the 2005 AFL home and away season. "

    Holy shit. More people dropped out. There are now only 18 people in the whole competition worse than me. :(

    Posted at 10:06 AM # | Comments

    More babies & party stuff
    Katherine Kelly is pregnant too. Fiona and her are both 3 months :)

    Yeah Alasdair's party last night was all good. Raj on Taj lived up to expectations, except for being a bit slow with service. The party then dissipated and the marianettes went on to drink too much - now there's a surprise. I proved yet again that it's possible to sleep while holding a glass of wine upright. Lots of itunes, geek humour and battlestar galactica.

    Posted at 9:46 AM # | Comments

    Electronic Confession to Sister Mary de las Rosas
    Electronic Confession to Sister Mary de las Rosas Online Confessional! Freaky!

    Posted at 6:31 AM # | Comments

    Busted Tees : Your Retarded
    Busted Tees : Your Retarded: "I guess this shirt is a booby trap for wannabe grammar police. 'Hey', they'll whine, 'did you know that your shirt uses the possessive 'your' when it should use the contraction 'you're'?'

    At which point you'll shake your head, mutter the words on your shirt, and walk away."

    I want one. :)

    Posted at 6:21 AM # | Comments

    World Expeditions by Lonely Planet - Thailand & Laos Cycle
    World Expeditions by Lonely Planet - Thailand & Laos Cycle

    I really, really, really want to go on a cycling tour in Asia. *save* *save* *save*

    Posted at 6:12 AM # | Comments

     Saturday, April 16, 2005

    One Night in Bangkok : Murray Head - Lyrics
    One Night in Bangkok : Murray Head - Lyrics:

    "One night in Bangkok and the world's your oyster
    The bars are temples but the pearls ain't free
    You'll find a god in every golden cloister
    A little flesh, a little history
    I can feel an angel sliding up to me

    One night in Bangkok makes a hard man humble
    Not much between despair and ecstasy
    One night in Bangkok and the tough guys tumble
    Can't be too careful with your company
    I can feel the devil walking next to me"

    What draws me to daggy 70's and 80's music? Musicals? I just love them. :)

    Posted at 9:47 AM # | Comments

    Weebls Stuff - Magical Trevor 2!!
    Weebls Stuff - Toons Magical Trevor 2!!

    Posted at 7:35 AM # | Comments

    TypingMaster iTutor
    TypingMaster iTutor I told a few people about this typing tutor and promised the link.

    Posted at 5:39 AM # | Comments

    Alasdair - Like the easter bunny, only with walnuts.
    Alasdair says:
    And I have walnuts. You will too if you go look on the lawn..
    Angela says:
    That's a freaky comment to make
    Angela says:
    it implies you came over and put walnuts in my backyard
    Angela says:
    which is clearly not normal
    Alasdair says:
    Like the easter bunny, only with walnuts.
    Angela says:
    New catch phrase for alasdair
    Alasdair says:
    Angela says:
    Alasdair - Like the easter bunny, only with walnuts.
    Alasdair says:
    Oh dear.

    Posted at 5:21 AM # | Comments

    I think I should try sleeping - It sounds great.
    Two nights of red wine in pubs - Thursday was with Nat in the Exeter, last night was with Nat and Tanya in the Elephant. More chat, more wine. :)

    Not sure why I still woke up at 6am after all that, but it did mean I could read a book before breakfast. Nice. Tonight is Alasdair's party at Raj on Taj... yum.

    So what's keeping me awake? Brain won't stop. I have a few too many things to keep on top of at the moment. I'd like to do less, but all of them are critical in their own way.

    No particular order:
    IV - Fun & very relevant to chosen career
    FUCS/AUCS - Fun & Relevant to IV
    TAFE - Relevant to chosen career
    ACCU - Relevant to earn money. Could also be useful in career
    Folk Fed - Fun & Relevant to chosen career. Also earns some money
    Spending time with friends and boy - Got to have some fun that isn't also work!
    Business - It *is* my career. I have to start certain balls rolling now
    Fitness - I want to lose weight. I want to be more healthy. I want to be gorgeous. I want to be able to ride to Melbourne in December. It's also fun :)
    Plus, I like to do other random personal things like reading, writing, holidays, movies and learning other interesting stuff.


    Ooh... I installed the new MSN Beta. It shows people what I'm listening to!! Cool.

    Posted at 3:19 AM # | Comments

     Friday, April 15, 2005

    Footy Tipping
    My AFL Results (Enter Tips)
    You are ranked 116,798 out of 116,819 tippers in the 2005 AFL home and away season.

    Wow. Only 21 people worse than me. That's some inspired tipping.

    Posted at 10:16 AM # | Comments

    More language abuse
    These are all from my team leader:

    celephane - eek!
    through instead of throw
    em' - apostrophe abuse!

    Posted at 8:14 AM # | Comments

     Thursday, April 14, 2005

    Trying to analyse myself...
    I decided to do some investigation into myself and how others see me. I got a book from the library and thought I'd actually do a few of the exercises to see if I have a realistic view of myself and if I am actually portrayed in the way I would like to be. There is a point to this: If I can run my own Event Management business the line between work and play will be blurred. I will need to be more professional in my play time and more relaxed in my work time. The overall impression I give will have to be more consistent.
    I asked Osar what words he would use to describe me and his first word was:
    vitality. This was hours ago and I'm still thinking about it. As you can tell, I'm pretty happy with that. That's possibly one of the most flattering comments I've had in a while. Thanks Osk!

    Posted at 3:55 AM # | Comments

    a choir performance of classic nintendo songs
    nintendo themes, a cappella (a choir performance of classic nintendo songs) - video: Oh wow this is excellent! I was sent this link by someone who wanted AIV to do a concert of this :) Haha!

    Posted at 1:40 AM # | Comments

    Ember Helen Gondwana
    Ember Helen Gondwana: Yay! Kate and Bron had a baby girl! "Ember Helen Gondwana. Born: Saturday April 9th, 2005 at 4:43pm"

    Posted at 1:16 AM # | Comments

     Wednesday, April 13, 2005

    Since FUCS camp, when Matt decided to teach a few of us how to play bridge I have been reading about bridge. I'm loving it's elegance compared to 500. There's so many rules and conventions that when you think about it are laymens terms for some interesting mathematical analysis. Awesome. And in essence it is a very simple tricks and trumps game. Game play is easy if you know about tricks and trumps. 500 players (like me) go "Oh.. is that it? People told me bridge was HARD". Yes, the rules are simple. The conventions are many and varied (hard to remember), but it is the analysis people find hard. Because there is such a nice structure you can plan and theorise a lot more than in 500. Same rules can generally be applied to 500, but with kitty as a random chance factor. Okay lets put it this way... It's like knowing all the words to "The sound of music" and *then* learning about scales and basic music theory. I feel like I've known it all along, but I didn't quite know how to describe what I was doing... or it was not quite formalised into my memory.

    Posted at 3:16 PM # | Comments

    Princess Marie's and hupo's Parlor
    Princess Marie's and hupo's Parlor

    Oh wow that's weird.

    "It is possible to be in a loving committed Femdom malesub relationship and remain faithful to Jesus Christ."

    Posted at 3:14 PM # | Comments

    Alasdair's Birthday
    It's Alasdair's birthday again!! I got him the DVD of "The Corporation" :)

    Posted at 12:28 AM # | Comments

     Tuesday, April 12, 2005

    I saw the Torrens today - It was revolting! I could smell the algae before I saw it. I've never seen it this bad before. The patterns it made in the water were almost fractal, so that was worth seeing. That was the only good thing. What a let down, Adelaide.

    Posted at 4:17 AM # | Comments


    I'm in training which is infuriating enough... But this is some of the worst
    debating, discussion and SPELLING I have seen in ages.

    bonus's instead of bonuses
    patients " " patience
    My landlady used the word "diarise" which would be a cool word if it existed.

    Also, I watched "Roger & Me" the other day and found that "Partier" was not
    in an old version of the scrabble dictionary. Some poor woman (who had been
    told that she wasn't allowed her 7 letter word) in a tournament advised that since "partier"
    didn't exist we should all make sure we never claim to be one. :) Right! No
    more parties. Actually this all seems to be wrong. Partier is accepted by the scrabble dictionary now..

    Hey, did anyone else notice that e-scrabble has died?
    So upsetting. I shall
    have to find another.

    Sometimes I really think I should run a restaurant. The amount they get away
    with charging is rude!

    Ooh! And in news: Fiona is pregnant! Yay for Daniel and Fiona!

    What are crayons made from? And I don't mean what Americans mean by crayons
    - I can distinguish between coloured pencils (with wood) and the other
    stuff. Is it wax? Plastic? Something else entirely? Just that I read the
    packet and it gave me no indication whatsoever. And do you know you can
    erase crayon with a normal pencil eraser? I didn't. But the eraser came with
    the crayons so I tried it. It didn't work very well, but it worked. You can
    see I learned heaps today in training. *Sigh*

    Posted at 2:21 AM # | Comments

     Thursday, April 07, 2005

    Shitty AIV Meeting
    Last night would have to be the worst AIV meeting to date. We had a really successful Easterfest and I invited people to write reports on Easterfest relating to their positions so we could analyse what worked and what didn't before AIV proper. Seemed like a sensible idea - especially since we will want the info for a final report and best to get it while it's still fresh in our minds. Also, it was to get us to have shorter reports because we knew it was already written down. We had 3 new members to the committee who are rightfully horrified and probably won't want to come back. Almost every report was long winded and involved someone complaining about me. Sure, I'm not perfect. Some of the things I did were not the best way to do it. But this was really nasty. The people who I spend the most time working with on the AIV committee pretty much told me to fuck off. The people who I spend the least time with pretty much told me I do nothing. A few comments were completely wrong and offensive. Those comments should have been said to me personally. And that coming from people who I thought were my friends. Most irritatingly, people were criticising me (rightfully or wrongfully) and not taking into account their own actions and how that affected the weekend. I realise that as convenor you end up taking the blame for anything that goes wrong and never get praise for the things that go right. But, for a festival that went really well it was a lot of blame. And so many things that needed to be discussed were ignored in favour of blaming me for something else. I'm still really angry about it. I have only slept about 20 minutes all night.

    Posted at 9:50 PM # | Comments

     Wednesday, April 06, 2005

    Ali's 21st!! Posted by Hello

    Posted at 12:34 PM # | Comments

    EarthCore: A Podcast Novel
    EarthCore: A Podcast Novel. I only just got into podcasting, but I will be listening to this one. Recommended by Boing Boing: A Directory of Wonderful Things

    Posted at 2:31 AM # | Comments

    The Untitled Project
    The Untitled Project This is an interesting experiment in being able to see the art (or lack of) behind advertising.

    Posted at 12:01 AM # | Comments

     Tuesday, April 05, 2005

    Homework and Rehearsal
    While doing homework I am learning music for Rachael's wedding. My flatmates must think I'm strange for listening to the same 3 songs over and over again.

    Stand by me mp3 and Stand by me lyrics
    Lean on me mp3 and Lean on me lyrics and From This Moment lyrics

    Posted at 7:31 AM # | Comments

     Friday, April 01, 2005

    Delayed posts
    Okay, so I haven't written anything for AGES. I did send a post from work the other day (Tuesday 29th) about weird dreams i had the night before, but it doesn't seem to have arrived yet.

    The 18-20th were AUCS camp at Longwood. That was a great weekend. I had a ball.

    25th - 28th was Easterfest. Since I was organising it I had heaps of work to do, but somehow I still had a fantastic time. Yay! The general attitude is that a fantastic weekend was had by all, so I'm happy.

    Yesterday I had a seriously crappy flu. I spent all day just lying around staring at the walls because I had no energy to move. I ate easter eggs when I was hungry because I could do that without getting out of bed. Someone eventually turned the tv on for me, but I couldn’t understand it anyway. Today I’m feeling a little better, so I will go to work. Still feeling really weak.

    This weekend is FUCS camp, so I'm looking forward to that. :) Missing Katie's party tonight which is a bummer though. Jason Standing and Molly Kendall are both having parties I will probably have to miss on Saturday. Some relly bashing Sunday.

    Alice just sent me an SMS saying she is now (as of 5 seconds ago) a registered midwife. Yay! Big party tonight for her at camp!

    Next weekend is Benno and Claire's wedding in Melbourne and Rachael's hen's night in Adelaide. On the same night. I don't think I can make it to Melbourne :(

    And now I hear Michelle and Aden are getting married too. Yay for them! On another note, I'm now one of very few of my old friends who isn't married off.

    What a crazy life - weddings all the time!

    Posted at 2:09 AM # | Comments