This was heaps of fun. I loved it.
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This was heaps of fun. I loved it.
Amanda just had a very blonde moment. She was trying to find a picture
to use for a sign at work. She found an animated gif she liked and said
"But I don't want it to move when I print it".
And yesterday Karen was asked if she waxed her arms and she replied with
"What? These arms?" Um, no. Your *other* arms. :P
One very cute little play done extremely well. Nuff Said. :)
Well, it seems there are three people leaving Satisfac in the very near
future: A teleservice consultant, an insurance guy and a lender. So,
there may be room for me to move to a more interesting position after
Mal Webb still rocks my world. I swear he is the best entertainer I have
ever met. The man can make amazing sounds using just his mouth. And he
can breathe through his ears or something (well, he must be able to!).
Last night Damien, Bruce and I went to see him at the Grace. Ran into
Sarah (Vinnie's Ex) and SP there. Bruce, Sarah and SP had never seen Mal
Webb before - Tee hee! The man had us rolling around laughing and
crying. My stomach still hurts. *bounces*
What was really cool was seeing Mal do Baterz and Queen covers. Never
seen that before! He also did a whole heap of his standard things and
lots of ad lib stuff (as usual!). He's just brilliant!
For those who still don't know what I am on about:
http://www.malwebb.com/ - Go see!!
Don't listen to the mp3's as it will not give you any idea what he is
like live. Just work out when you can see him live and do that. :)
Due to TAFE failing to send me my results and letting me know that I've
actually passed everything I should have passed I have been unable to
apply to graduate yet. In the course of hassling them again for my
results I've just found out that tourism graduations are tomorrow.
Dammit! I am missing my own graduation. Not just as in not being there..
as in I'm not graduating with the rest of the class. I mean, I still get
parchment whenever I can apply for it. But if I want to get an award or
go to a ceremony I have to wait until May 2007.
And you know what's slightly ironic? They're probably at the Town Hall
again.. so Jason's probably going to be watching/guarding the
I shouldn't be letting it annoy me so much.. but since I only did the
course in order to get a piece of paper I am feeling a bit shafted. I
think I'll allow myself to sulk for a while at least.
The last couple of days I've been walking through town a lot with the
masses of corporate Adelaide. Generally, the people with headphones make
more eye contact than the drones. There's like a secret understanding
between headphone people.. like we don't really belong to the corporate
slavery and actually still have personalities behind our corporate wear.
There's also a sort of "You wouldn't believe what I'm listening to,
So, I've been walking around in corporate wear trying not to dance and
sing and generally embarrass myself. Which I'm not good at. It's much
easier to cut loose and do the embarrassing things. So I dance and sing
and freak people out. So sue me. :P
Um, what was my point? Oh that's it. Yesterday it really amused me to
watch the masses walking in time with my soundtrack of Fat Boy Slim.
"Right here, right now" is a FANTASTIC corporate masses soundtrack. It
was surreal. But then there was "Praise you". Now, there are only a few
special people in the world who understand why I want to dance like an
idiot whenever I hear that song (Watch the film clip and become one of
my special friends!). Dancing to "Praise you" when no-one else can hear
the music is likely to get me institutionalised. Really. :) It was *so*
hard to stop myself. Hehe.
Argh. Now to the real point of the post. Today I found the BEST
corporate masses migration music. Kraftwerk. "We are the robots" and
"Machine". I just wish I'd been listening to the German version.
On a random note.. Bruce pointed out today that my uniform looks like
what people in the future wore in the 70s. Then he realized the truth of
it was that it looks like a Star Trek uniform.. I even have the symbol
in the right place. I worry that now I'm a blue Trekky I will obviously
die in the course of the episode. :\
I just spoke to a member who lives in my old house in Aldgate. Then
followed that call with a call from someone called Angela. If I get a
coincidence in the next call I am going to flip.
Whoah. My ride in today was COLD!!! Also, I'd managed to leave all my
bike riding gear at work.. So I was dressed in random stuff. I looked
like such a freak. I had boots on, 3/4 red pants, a black
sort-of-waterproof jacket, bike gloves, bike glasses (yellow ones) and a
beanie under my helmet. I thought it would look kind of funny, but I
didn't realise quite how funny until I caught sight of myself in a
mirror when I got to work. I nearly fell over laughing, so I took a
photo. I may get around to uploading it sometime.. But then again, maybe
not :) Either way, the ride was so cold.. My hands, face and legs were
melting off. Ow Ow.
And last night I watched the last few episodes of season two Alias. They
were great, but I have to complain bitterly that I knew what was
coming.. since I remember seeing the ads on TV telling me how season
three starts. Gnargh. I hate spoilers!!
Last night Damien and I saw Kurosawa's Red Beard for free at the
Mercury. That is an AWESOME movie. Bruce is spewing as it was his idea
to go and yet he missed it. It was about three hours long and it took a
while to work out who was important and who wasn't, but the last hour
especially was fantastic!
There were moments where the whole cinema was too stunned to breathe.
One such moment was when the women were yelling down the well. I was so
heartbroken I couldn't even cry. There were so many moments that chilled
everyone to the bone.. or made you cry.. or both. And so many moments
that showed the Japanese to be extremely honest people (yet highly
ciritical of themselves).
Most memorable points of the movie:
- the women screaming into the well
- when the old men die
- watching the girl beg for money to buy a replacement bowl
- the humility as the doctor begs forgiveness from red beard for being
- girl falling asleep reading (It's the scene that says "Ange")
- boy telling his story and the old woman overhears and cries
- when the boy says he is going away
- old woman saving rice by telling the other women they eat too much
- when all the old women chase away the painted bitch and throw french
sticks at her
Yeah, okay so only people who have seen it will have any idea what I'm
on about. But it's a bloody excellent movie and you all should watch it,
Today is really quiet at work. It seems to be the way with call centres
when it's rainy. I woke up this morning at 7am to the realisation that I
was about to walk in the pouring rain for an hour. Hmm. It was actually
really pretty and I was enjoying my walk.. but I *was* completely
drenched and running late so it was nice that a random stranger offered
me a lift to the bus stop.
I really have nothing to say, but I felt it was time for a post. *tries
to think what I've been doing lately*
Thursday 27th - I was grumpy when I left work. I nearly got run over
several times on the way home, it was cold and almost rainy and I gave
up on riding home and bribed Jason to drive me home from Penfolds Road
(by buying him and Imogen dinner at Red Rock). Slack. *shrug* Alias
Friday 28th - Went to Jo and Phil's for dinner with Bruce. Really nice
night was had by all. Very silly stories were told and we watched Jimmy
Neutron which was cute.
Saturday 29th - Went to the wedding of Bruce's high school friends,
Steve and Natasha. It was a really fun wedding. I got the guided tour of
Immanuel College, partied on at the reception and met a whole heap of
people who completely failed to tell me embarrasing stories about Bruce.
Lots of fun, anyway. :)
Sunday 30th - I really just slept. I woke up at midday but then slept
much more until about 5pm. Then I got up and made toast and tried to
wake up Bruce. We slowly woke up somewhat and finally left the house
about 8:30pm to go to Damien's to watch Blake's 7. Strangely, I just
fell asleep as soon as I got there. Why I was still tired I will never
Monday 1st - Mayday! I was going to head into Victoria Square at 7am to
watch the morris dancers, but I got distracted. Damien made me my first
porridge of the season and we had a wholly civilised breakfast before
heading to work, which was - er, worky. Matt had myself and Michael over
for dinner before Corinthians.. And then Ed, Michael and I over for
drinks afterwards. Really nice evening. And we're singing some cool
stuff in Corinthians too. Christie has taste. Made my home on Matt's
couch for the night (I'm such a slacker).
Tuesday 2nd - Was a really long work day, what with the team meeting at
8:30am and working until close at 6pm. I was miserable and damp by the
end of the day. My sulky email email to Bruce captured the mood
"I just spent money I didn't have on lunch I didn't like. Then I got
soaked walking back to the office when I knew I had a perfectly good
umbrella near my desk. Then through running in the rain I managed to rip
open my nicely invisible-stitched hem on my bloody expensive pants which
go with the even more expensive jacket I can't find. And all the way
back I was dreading my ride home in the cold rain. Then I got lumped
with a big pile of errors I made at work."
So, instead of riding home (again) I caught a bus to the Tower Hotel and
then caught a taxi from there.. stopping briefly for an awful, but
cheap, glass of wine. When I got home I caught up on some Alias while I
talked to Bruce for ages on the phone and online. Got to catch up on my
email and LJ and stuff. Nice and relaxing.. but entirely unproductive.
Something that was painfully obvious in this article I read yesterday
by Paul Graham about loving your work is that if you're going to
have a day job and make yourself satisfied by your other interests you
need to produce something to show for your other passions. Currently,
I'm not producing. Must remedy that. I've kind of been waiting for money
to start my business, but I shouldn't. I should just get on with some
arty stuff like some composition.
Anyway, this is my brain rambling on for the sake of something to do. As
I said, it's *really* quiet at work today.
Wow! I *just* got an email from Jayne. Finally, I will be signing to
sell the Clovelly house. Tomorrow! So, by the end of next week I should
be a very happy camper. *bounces*