Saturday, 27 December 2008
With all the crazy stuff that's been going on I haven't had time to add much stuff to my blog, but I thought I would at least put another picture up and I know I've already had Robert Pattinson, but he's just sooo darn cute and I'm totally in lust, so here's another one :) Thanks to the ladies at the Robert Pattinson Life blog...I was rather naughty and stole it for my own...I'd be totally happy to receive some sort of punishment...perhaps if they sent a certain hot boy round to spank me???? lol.
Anyway I hope you had a lovely Christmas, ours was very quiet and just surreal, I kept on expecting to see Poppa. But sadly I didn't. The funeral was on Monday and as sad as it was it was great - not so much a funeral (or a mourning of someones passing), but a celebration of Poppa's life. When I get a chance, I'll have to put the pictures from Poppa's book on here, they are just brilliant. He was such a fantastic photographer, so talented - he didn't have the luxury of digital photography and it doesn't matter because, boy, did he know how to take a photo. I'd be happy to be as half as talented as what he was.
Anyway, I'm going to post this and think about getting to bed - it's nearly 2:30 and I should be asleep. Sweet dreams and enjoy your day when it arrives :)
Tuesday, 16 December 2008
Thursday, 11 December 2008
Here's a little picture of the poster, just because I can...
I've heard many good things and some bad too, but I've decided not to pay much attention. What I've seen so far I've liked, but I'll grace mah blog with a right proper review tomorrow. Once again I've been banished to the boonies, should be fun, I think it's the kids last day so it'll be all quiet. Anyway enjoy the rest of your evening, I know I'm going to...Hell's Yeah!! :)
Tuesday, 9 December 2008
Here he is in all his glory...and what a glorious picture he takes...in tribute to Twilight finally starting this week, I give you Robert Pattinson...AKA...Hot Boy.
Seriously...like HOT. There is of course, still no way that I'm watching Harry Fucker to see him, hot or not - no way, lol. Enjoy :)
Poppa is still chugging along, I think the steroids are starting to work less, as he's very sllepy again and he's stopped eating again. Tushka is doing an amazing job, Momo has moved in with her as well to help and I'll be heading down for Christmas to help out. Like I said DRAMA.
I've decided to pull out (haha-what I can be juvenile), of my summer subject, I just can't be bothered trying to organise school when I've got family stuff to do. So it'll be a slightly less stressful summer.
Anyway, I don't have much more to add, I thought I'd put my two cents in, especially since I hadn't written for yonkers. I am doing two posts today, I've decided to have a 'weekly hot boy' post...so onward and upward peeps :)
Thursday, 27 November 2008
So now she had two weeks of wearing a cone and having to stay inside the house. She's already showed me how she feels about this by making me bleed this morning, pretty little petal that she is. I feel terrible for her, she doesn't seem to be in a lot of pain and the drugs I give her each morning is supposed to help with that, but fingers crossed it works, because if it doesn't, the next step is to see a specialist - which will cost $1000 at least. On the plus side her antics in getting used to the cone are making me laugh, she's very cute trying to navigate with it.
While this was happening, I had to go to Adelaide for the weekend as my Poppa, who we thought had Alzheimer's, actually has a brain tumor. To be more precise he has a Glioblastoma Multiforme, which is 4cm by 6cm and is inoperable. It is the most common and most aggressive type of primary brain tumor, accounting for 52% of all primary brain tumor cases and 20% of all intracranial tumors. It has knocked us all for six, on the weekend we though the prognosis, while terminal was pretty good, 6 months to 2 years, but we found out yesterday, he may have as little as two weeks, something I'm still not fully comprehending. Hence I think, the reason I'm here at 1 am in the morning, rather than at home, eating my dinner :)
It was amazing to see the difference in him Saturday, which was the first full day after the initial steroid was administered. The swelling had gone down, allowing him to eat a little and to communicate, answering our questions coherently and actually adding to what we were saying. Sunday was even betterm with him feeding himself and drinking tea by himself, which was such a joy to see, especially after seeing him lying there, not doing anything. It so sad, he's our last grandparent left and he's so great, the best Poppa you could ask for. He's always been hands on with us and some of my fondest memories of Poppa is watching him when he was working, (he was a photographer) and us kids dressing him up and putting make up on him at Christmas time - the guy has some seriously wicked eyebrows, which you could do some great things with, lol.
I'm just really sad he'll be gone soon and that his great grand children won't get a chance to know him, because he's just brilliant. He certainly began my love afair with the 'Classics', as he's a huge Charles Dickens fan, and so it became a bit of a tradition each time I visited to read some Dickens. Anyway, I'm wallowing and I still have to do some stuff, which will involve me talking to actual people so I'm going to stop here before I make myself cry. My little vent is over (for now).
Friday, 14 November 2008
Plus, on the teeve tonight is a most excellent movie 'Shark Swarm', it's about a town that is terrorised by crazed killer sharks after they are poisoned by toxic waste (or there abouts). Sounds like an excellent serve of 'C'-Grade crappola if you ask moi and I can't wait...VERY cited I am.
I'd love to say I'll be having a leisurely weekend, but sadly if I'm not working, I'll be doing schoolwork, I'm still not entirely convinced a summer class was a good idea. I've got a lot of reading to do on a subject I'm not terribly interested in - Library Management, don't get me wrong, it's interesting in small doses, but I've already done 2 management classes and I'm totally happy being a pleb. I want more fun subjects, too bad I only have 2 library electives left to do, but I guess then I have my non library majors to do...argh, now I'm giving myself a headache. I just have to keep telling myself 2 more years and I'm done.
Okay, now I've had my little meltdown/rant, I'm off to do some more work, enjoy your weekend, whatever your doing have fun! No doubt I'll be posting over the weekend, what else am I gonna do????
Wednesday, 12 November 2008
Michael Chrichton - He lost his battle with Cancer on the 4th of Nov. He gave us Jurassic Park, The Lost World, Timeline, ER, State of Fear and Next (these are just a few of his works) and will be sadly missed. I always enjoyed his books, full of action suspense, I quite enjoyed his foray into sci fi. His works were translated into 36 different languages and he has won a number of awards and in 2002, a newly discovered ankylosaur was named for him: Crichtonsaurus bohlini. Pretty sweet if you ask me.
Arthur C. Clarke - Died on the 19th of March, he was probably best known for 2001: A Space Odyssey. I've never read any of his books, but I really think he's to be admired. He is a writer of both fiction and non fiction and has also won a number of awards, along with writing he was also an inventor.
Colin Thiele - Died on 4th Sept, as a kid we had to read a number of his books for school, they were always such fun. I loved Storm Boy, Sun on the Stubble, Seashores and Shadows, he was a fantastic Australian author, who wrote about the country he loved. I loved reading animal stories when I was younger, so Colin Thiele's books were always good to read.
I know there are a lot of other authors that have died this year, it's always sad to lose someone who has the ability to create such beautiful work, to be able to bring people together by using words, it's a truly fantastic ability and these authors will be sadly missed.
Tuesday, 11 November 2008
Remembrance Day – also known as Poppy Day, Armistice Day (the event it commemorates) or Veterans Day – is a day to commemorate the sacrifices of members of the armed forces and of civilians in times of war, specifically since the First World War. It is observed on 11 November to recall the end of World War I on that date in 1918. (Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice.)
I thought I would dedicate today's post to Rememberance Day - it's the 90th anniversary this year. I was reading in the paper today that there are only a couple of men who served in WW1 left. It's often easy to forget the sacrifices that our men and women of the armed forces make, both in the past and present, which when you think about it is very sad. Many of them gave their lives for us and I often think that this fact isn't truly appreciated or understood. So here's my little tribute to you. Because if you really think about it, if it wasn't for you guys , I probably wouldn't be blogging, speaking my mind and living as a free citizen!! So thanks again, for your sacrifice, I get to truly live my life how I want to without having to answer to anyone. I'm free and that really puts a smile on my face.It is also the 233rd birthday of the US Marines, so Happy Birthday!! I hope you have a truly fantastic celebration worthy of 233 years! I'd like to give a special shout out to my first adopted solider, A. - although thankfully he is now safely home and to my new adoptee, M. (although I'm not sure that she's a Marine), but not to worry, she gets a BIG thankyou anyway!!!! :) Smiley faces all round bar keep, (a few brewski wouldn't go astray either).
If you would like to adopt a soldier click here: Soldiers Angels , that way you too can let a soldier know that you care :) Right on.
Monday, 10 November 2008
On the plus side I watched 'Doomsday' with Rhona Mitra, Bob Hoskins, Malcolm McDowell etc. I really enjoyed it, super gory but I started watching this thinking that it was a zombie movie, preparing to be scared, but wasn't, there are a couple of jumpy outy bits, but you kinda know they're going to happen so you're prepared for it. The grossness factor is right up there though...ewwww is all I can say, there's exploding bits and medium rare long pig, it's all a little icky. This is from the guy (Neil Marshall), who did Dog Soldiers and The Descent, both of which I liked. I was well chuffed that the guy from Dog Soldiers (Darren Morfitt) was in it and he didn't die - yay! I think this had caught a lot of flack for not being very original and I have to say I kept on waiting for Tina Turner to pop out and start singing 'We don't need another hero', I could see heaps of other movies as I was watching - Mad Max, Resident Evil, 28 Days Later, Underworld, but I didn't really care, I was having a ball. Rhona Mitra's character (Mjr. Eden Sinclair), has a glass eye which she uses to her advantage and is pretty nifty and I must say - I feel very sorry for the poor bunny :( Overall, I didn't care that it didn't have fantastic dialogue and that it wasn't completely original, cause seriously - how can any movie be 100% original? I had fun, lmao, cringed and it had a hot boy, so I was happy :)
Okay that's enough of my opinion for the day, it's off to book group for me, enjoy your day.
Friday, 7 November 2008
I do remember the librarian at my old library when I was little was a bit of a scary grouch, but for the most part I think libraries today are trying to promote themselves as places for everyone to enjoy. I particularly liked the New Zealand, (I think), advertising campaign of 'libraries being the living room of the city', which is something that we have tried to embrace at our library.
For you're viewing pleasure, I've added a different kinda library chick, because it seems that there's two kinds of librarian: the bun toting, twin set & pearl wearing, shushing spinsters or the naughty, but sexy BDSM librarian, who just wants to punish you for having late books, ( I don't know if you guys have seen Tom Cats, but there is a very funny scene involving some late books and a paddle).
My friend always sends me funny library pictures - and I have to say I'd much rather be looking like this, than as a dowdy librarian, although I must admit, I have on occasion rocked the twin set & pearls :) Either way...Librarians rule baby!
Thursday, 6 November 2008
I guess the big news is Obama winning the election...which I'm glad about, I wanted him to win. I like his views on stuff, particularly education & health. I think it's important to provide the best for your kids - after all, they're what's going to be left when it's all said and done. But I by no means have any real idea of what life under his power will mean, hopefully it will be better for everyone. I guess everyone has to wait and see. All I know is that Sarah Palin scared the crap outta me and I'm so glad that she is nowhere near the white house. It's also conpletely irrelevant, but I like the fact he's young. I don't get why it always has to be old men running the country.
Anyway, that's my little rant, not really anthing at all but just thought I'd share. Have a smashing evening lovlies :)
Monday, 3 November 2008
Well tomorrow is Melbourne Cup day, I hope you've all got your horses backed, I've got a little sweep at work on: Master O'Reilly, Bauer, Prize Lady & Moatize. I must admit, I'm totally ignorant about this years horses, but seriously - how can a horse named after Jack Bauer lose, he'll have time to win the race, save the girl, kick all the bad guys asses and still look good for the cup photo!!
Mumma and Barry are off to Spain tomorrow, (lucky ducks get to go on holiday for 3 months - I still have to wait nearly a year, damn it), so I'd better get home and help with dinner, have a great day off tomorrow, hope at least one of my horses wins, if not at least I'll be consoled by The Transporter (I'm off to see Death Race tomorrow as well), and lets not forget...HOT BOYS...tonight 9:30. Poor Dean get haunted by a ghostie. Oh to be a ghostie, cept I don't think I'd be picky, I'd haunt 'em both!! :)
Friday, 31 October 2008
I thought I'd quickly post something since I've finally finished all my uni stuff for the semester, 'cept now I've gone and done it!! I've signed up for a summer class as well as my usual subjects for next year, I'm figure that way, I'll only have my 2 electives, professional placements & my non library majors to do. Yay!! Still think I'm a dickhead for doing it tho...but hey, I never said I was the sharpest tool in the shed, lol.
Not much has been happenin' lately, I've just experienced tonsilitis in all it's glass swallowing, throat shredding, OMG I'm going to DIE glory!! (Yes, I can be like a man when I'm sick). Definately don't want to do that again, it wasn't any fun at all :( Even better it came just when I was doing my final essays for uni, let me tell ya, delerium doesn't really help when you're trying to write an essay.
Anyway, this weekend, I've looking after Rustyn, taking him to the Farmers Market & swimming so it should be fun, I don't have a picture of my poppie on here yet, so here's Rustyn Dean, the apple of my eye :) Very cute!! He's learnt throw a ball now, so that's also what I'll be doing.
If I'm lucky, I might get to watch the end of the 2nd season of Big Love, which I'm finding soooo funny. I'm enjoying this season even more, hopefully the next season won't take too long to get here. For those who don't know what Big Love is, here's a quick run down:
Big Love centres around a polygamist Bill Paxton (Bill), and his relationship with the three wives, played by Jeanne Tripplehorn (Barb), Chloe Sevigny (Nikki) and Ginnifer Goodwin (Margie). Each wife has a house, which they live in with their kids, 8 in total, with Bill taking turns to visit them. Along the way there's run ins with the polygamists at the Juniper Creek compound and they all struggle to hide their secret life. I've really enjoyed the show, it's funny and really well written. I think it deals with the polygamy issue well. Obviously the compound is how most people view polygamy, but Bill and his family life in the 'burbs, so their life and situation is a bit different, but I suppose the values are still the same. The two eldest kids are great, both struggle with their life and the beliefs of their parents, not something that they both necessarily believe in I guess. Anyway I likes it. Check out the link to the page on IMDB, that way you can explore it for yourself, yes I'm being lazy, but hey it's Friday, I get to be :p http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0421030/
Anyway, I've prattled on for long enough, it's nearly 9pm and I've still gotta go do my other job, so not looking forward to it, but if I do it tonight, I have the rest of the weekend to myself, just have to keep telling myself that :) and then I have to hunt out my work books for the subject I'm doing over summer, that way I can see just what it is exactly what I've gotten myself into. Hmmm...more likely I'll get home, be too tired and end up either watching crappy tv or starting Breaking Dawn, which I've been oh so good and not started unitl I finished my essays. But what I should do is find work books, find work books, (trying to hypnotise myself or something), So enthused, so ENTHUSED!! You can feel it can't you, yeah baby, I'll give you something to feel...hehehe...yeah, nothing like a little bit of gratuitious half naked hot boy to start the week end off and he is very pretty, I'd even make a half assed attempt to be interested in football if he asked me too. I'm such a sucker for a hot boy...anyway enjoy the hotness, enjoy your weekend, have a Happy Halloween, hope y'all get lots of booty and not crappy dental hygene products, cause seriously, what's that shit all about?
P.S: Let's just for a minute, take time to truly appriciate the hotness...and appreciate...and appreciate...ohh so HOT!! :p
Sunday, 5 October 2008
Well it's later and nearly closing time and still no WF, at least I'm not working tomorrow so I can rest assured that the huge piles of stuff won't come back to bite me on the ass. Just the kinda desk shift one wants on a quiet Sunday arvo. Mind you I would have much preferred something to do for the last 3 1/2 hours. If only we could get some game consoles for the tweeny area - that would be sweet. It's that time, I need to bust a move and start closing up, enjoy the rest of your Sunday lovelies :)
Wednesday, 1 October 2008
But I digress, what's pissing me off you may ask? Hell even if ya didn't I'm still telling ya!!
After UFC we were channel surfing and we ended up watching Hot Docs: Four Wives, One Man on SBS, set in Iran (I think), about this guy and his 4 wives. It makes me so angry, Hels and I were both yelling at the TV, this guy has to be the worst kind of husband, beating them, abusing them, kicking them out of the house and they all take it. I know it's a different culture, but I just don't get it. How can you let someone do that to you? I suppose most of girls raised, especially in Western countries, tend to think that they're not second class citizens. The polygomy thing doesn't bother me, each to their own I say - I can see the benefits of having more than 1 husband...hehehe...happy place...but seriously AAAAAARRRRRRGGGGGHHHHHHH...I'm that cranky I can't write shit!!!! They know he's an ass, but they won't leave him, the 4th wife said if he got a new wife she would poison her husband and the new wife and kill herself. She said she'd thought of dousing herself in petrol and setting herself alight, it's just sad. It ended with him bringing a new wife home and 4th wife just handing over the keys all defeated, you didn't find out if she did do anything, but my guess is she would have been like the first 3 and done NOTHING. I wonder how long it'll take #5 to realise what a dick her husband is. Then to top it off, the 4th wife is arranging for her 2-3 year old daughter to be married, seriously it's just crazy and it scares me that there are people like this in the world. What kind of mother forces her baby to kiss another child, it's just fucked up is what it is.
Okay I need to stop writing about this because I'm getting madder and madder and I'll end up beating something up. Sorry the majority of this post is a downer, but I just needed to rant.
Monday, 29 September 2008
Saturday, 27 September 2008
Well it's been a little while, I've been rather busy the last couple of weeks, but I though I post a few photos of the latest addition to the family Josie May, she's a little cutey, still no pictures of Bailey, but I'm looking forward to seeing him soon. It was an amazing experience to be able to go into the theatre for the cesar, something I didn't think I would get to do. I will be nice and not post any photos of that!! I'm missing her something fierce, I got snuggles for two week and now I have to go without for 3 weeks...not happy jan. Here's another one, can't help myself, she's soooo cute!!!!Okay, that's enough mooning for me, at least til the next lot of photo's are edited :) Enjoy your weekend, I'm working but the little pay fairy is looking after me this weekend, 8 hours of lovely overtime, just in time for my week in Cairns, can't wait...look out sharks here I come - yes I'm gonna swim with sharks, among other death defying holiday activities.
Friday, 19 September 2008
& Ol' Chumbucket for their in'enious idea! Whatever ye plans be for t' day - have a swashbuckling time me heaties, may ye discover a beavy of treasure. Here's some very helpful pirate pickup lines, thanks to the guys at www.talklikeapirate.com/piratehome.html :
Top Ten Pickup lines for use on International Talk Like a Pirate Day
10 . Avast, me proud beauty! Wanna know why my Roger is so Jolly?
9. Have ya ever met a man with a real yardarm?
8. Come on up and see me urchins.
7. Yes, that is a hornpipe in my pocket and I am happy to see you.
6. I'd love to drop anchor in your lagoon.
5. Pardon me, but would ya mind if fired me cannon through your porthole?
4. How'd you like to scrape the barnacles off of me rudder?
3. Ya know, darlin’, I’m 97 percent chum free.
2. Well blow me down?
And the number one pickup line for use on International Talk Like a Pirate Day is …
1. Prepare to be boarded.
Bonus pickup lines (when the ones above don't work, as they often won't)
They don’t call me Long John because my head is so big.
You’re drinking a Salty Dog? How’d you like to try the real thing?
Wanna shiver me timbers?
I’ve sailed the seven seas, and you’re the sleekest schooner I’ve ever sighted.
Brwaack! Polly want a cracker? … Oh, wait. That’s for Talk Like a PARROT Day.
That’s the finest pirate booty I’ve ever laid eyes on.
Let's get together and haul some keel.
That’s some treasure chest you’ve got there.
Top Ten Pickup Lines for the Lady Pirates
By popular demand ...
10. What are YOU doing here?
9. Is that a belayin' pin in yer britches, or are ye ... (this one is never completed)
8. Come show me how ye bury yer treasure, lad!
7. So, tell me, why do they call ye, "Cap'n Feathersword?"
6. That's quite a cutlass ye got thar, what ye need is a good scabbard!
5. Aye, I guarantee ye, I've had a twenty percent decrease in me "lice ratio!"
4. I've crushed seventeen men's skulls between me thighs!
3. C'mon, lad, shiver me timbers!
2. RAMMING SPEED!
...and the number one Female Pirate Pick-up Line:
1. You. Pants Off. Now!Enjoy the day me hearties and party like its 1899!!
*Sqwark!* watch the boat :)
Wednesday, 3 September 2008
Well possums, I'll leave it there as I just fell asleep for a second!! Not good, specially cause I'm supposed to be getting up at 8:30 today. >:(
Thursday, 14 August 2008
Tuesday, 12 August 2008
Books I'm loving at the moment:
- SEALSs series by Lora Leigh (Dangerous Games, Hidden Agendas, Killer Secrets, Wild
Card - which was just released and kept me up until 6am finishing it, fantastic, makes me want a dominant alpha SEAL all of my own...sigh *Capren's just gone to a very happy place* :p)
- Stray by Rachel Vincent - Still waiting for Rogue, 2nd in the series
- Eclipse, New Moon, Twilight & Breaking Dawn (can't wait for the 4th book and the movie!!!!) by Stephenie Meyer
- The SBC series by Lori Foster (Hard to Handle, Simon Says, Causing Havoc - check them out on my LibraryThing link)
- Pretty much anything by Sandra Hill, gosh she makes me laugh, her time travelling vikings are particularly funny, I just finished reading Down & Dirty on the weekend, lmao!
- Don't forget the Nauti series (Boy, Nights & Dreams), and next year Nauti Intentions - Isa very cited!! I was very suprised by Nauti Dreams, Natches is the darkest of the 3 cousins, but it was the funniest book, there were a few times when I had to stop reading I was laughing so hard - which usually only happens with Sandra Hill books.
Ohhh...and another thing, expect a post tomorrow about 'Dog the Bounty Hunter', it's a new reality TV show that's starting tonight, I'm so excited I could pee myself :) no seriously...
How do I love thee period drama, let me count the ways...
- Pride and Prejudice (BBC) - Mr. Firth playing Mr. Darcy - Hello! Need I say more
- Pride and Prejudice (Movie) - I do like this version (not as much as the BBC one tho), but hey, there's dopey hot boy, angsty hot boy, naughty hot boy, there's one for every occasion!!
- The Forsyte Saga 1 & 2 - it's got more hot boys than you could poke a stick at and a good story to boot
- North & South - Why hello Mr. Armitage. I so don't mind if I do
- The Buccaneers - mmm...Greg Wise
- Wives and Daughter - it's angsty, it's sexy, I loves it
- Persuasion - Hello Mr. Penry-Jones, isn't this a nice change from Spooks, still all angsty I see. Never mind, those side burns are working well I might add :)
- Northanger Abbey - Can't remember you're name, but be sure to leave your hat on, it makes you all distinguished and hides your bouffy hair. Plus from certain angles you look like Matthew Goode, which is always a bonus!
- Mansfield Park - Ahh silly hot boy, he's a favorite. Doesn't know what he's missing until it's almost gone and then there's all the stuttering and my 'I've always loved this room', pure gold. I quite like to movie version of this with Johnny Lee Miller - he's oh so pretty, no wonder Angelina Jolie married him!!
- Emma - Which I havn't watched yet so watch this space!!
Monday, 11 August 2008
Anyway, since I've wasted all my time doing that, I don't have a real post for you! I've still got my other job to do, some reading for uni and there's hot boys on tonight! SIGH...If only it was real hot boys, I still can't believe they put Dean in Hell!! He's too pretty, I'll be well cranky if he's brought back damaged :)
I've been playing on youtube today, going through some of the required listening. There's some really great videos explaining what Web 2.0 is, I thought the 'Web 2.0' video was informative, easy to listen and take in and wasn't too long (5:18). I also enjoyed a song that I found while going throught the other videos 'Web 2.0 song, Are You Blogging This?', (although the song got annoying towards the end), but it went through a whole list of web 2.0 sites, some I'd heard of and others that I'm not familiar with. So it's given me ideas on where to go to do some more research on different 2.0 sites.
Well I'm off to play some more.
Just a little side bar - I love all the great technology that has been coming out, but as you might have noticed, from my post today, I have a little trouble keeping track of all my passwords and usernames. I've tried to keep it simple, so that I can remember all of them, but it doesn't always work. Although as newly minted user, (2 weeks so far)of Firefox, I'm soooooo in love with it. It remembers all my passwords and logins, which is a distinct advantage over Internet Explorer.
I'm enjoying rediscovering different 2.0 tools, I haven't played with some of them since I did my Learning 2.0 course. So it's great to be able to brush up. I'll admit that some of the features I was introduced to were fun to play with, but were not something I would use a lot. But I guess that's what Web 2.0 and Learning 2.0 is all about - the freedom to discover the things you like and being able to customise them so that they work best for you.
Okay, this post is HUGE, so I'm sending it on it's merry way now. :)
Sick dear? who dear, me dear, oh yes dear! ( originally published on Blog Version 2.0 on Thursday, August 7, 2008)
Sadly, I'm not terrible improved, but I did have a good sleep in, which resulted in me being 11/2 hours late for work - what fun and games that was when I realised. On the plus side I'm on the mobile again tomorrow, so I should be able to do some more reading for uni, lets hope that I have an actual Internet connection that works this week. Well, I've nothing else exciting to blog about.
Bored now, I hear you all say, but alas there is nothing I can do ;), perhaps a nice book will suffice. My birthday books I'd ordered have finally arrived (5 months late), and now I have to wait at least another month before I can even attempt to crack one and there's 5 of them - which will be a great test of my will, because I'm all cited and I want to read them all NOW!!!!
Okay, I've just spied the clock, it's nearly 8pm, so past time for me to go home. Hopefully I'll be blogging tomorrow.
How annoying, I thought I had some angry sinus action, but now I'm thinking I have a cold, I've been playing on Flickr today and I thought this picture sums up how I'm looking & feeling at the moment. It's a very cool picture, I'm still in the process of adding more pictures to my account so that I can organise a badge to put on my blog, but all good things come to those who wait :)
I'm off to the chemist now, time to stock up of cold related stuff.
I've had to repost this as the photo didn't work the first two times, hopefully now I've got it!
Well I wish I could say I'm all refreshed from the weekend, but I'm so not! I have the headache from hell and I'm stuck out on the truck with nothing stronger then panadol and I'n getting crankier by the second - if one more patron asks me where the usual girl is I'm going to cause afront to books throught the world and smack 'em up side the head with one. Well, on that cheery note I am going to sign off, at least it's 5 o'clock and I can go home now, although the fact that it's going to take me an hour to get there isn't giving me any joy.
Thursday, 7 August 2008
Until then, cya bye, and do enjoy your night :)
Tuesday, 5 August 2008
Dan and I went and saw X-Files on Sunday but it was all a little disappointing. I loved the fact that I was watching Mulder & Scully in semi action again, but it just wasn't at all what I was expecting - it wasn't X-Filey enough. The ick factor was there - so there, but where were the aliens???? And what pray tell was with that beard...
After I resigned myself to the fact that there would be no aliens, I did enjoy the film, the story and action were good, and it was shot in the same style as the tv series - not to bright, quite drab colours, fairly fast pased, but it didn't feel like a drawn out episode which is always a plus. The set came complete with the 'I want to believe poster', sunflower seeds and pencils in the ceiling. The roles of the replacement agents - Xibit & Amanda Peet - with believer and sceptic roles reversed, were okay, Xibit was there as filler and Peet served her purpose - to get Mulder back in the game and then also was kinda put aside - neither characters were really explored, which I guess in the grand scheme of things isn't necessary as the movie's supposed to be about Mulder and Scully.
Overall, I enjoyed the film, it wasn't what I was expecting, but it was good anyway. It's getting 3 stars from me. Hopefully if they do any more X-Files movies, they will focus more on the what the roots of the show was based on, without focus on Mulders sister - if possible, (I know this makes up a huge part of why Mulder does what he does, but we know what happened to her and we know she's dead, to me it's all good in da hood on that subject, enough already!
Friday, 1 August 2008
Here's the first of 49 reviews -I hope :), sans 1 I know, but that's been discussed already and I ain't budgin'!!
"Dougie and his sisters can't remember the last time it rained. The crops are brown and the fields are dusty. Dougie decides to teach himself water divining, so he can be a water witcher, just like his grandad. But his family is sceptical. Can Dougie find water where there is none?"
The colours are beautiful and serve to highlight our drought stricken land, while still managing to be bright and engaging - with gorgeous orange and cobalt blue. I really like the simple illustrations, they help the book to come alive and obviously the subject matter is something that we are all living with at the moment. It made me remember when I was a kid and how we used to run around with sticks and try and find water. This was easy to read, and not being too long would be good for a storytime reading.
Okay, with the hoity n all, but hey, not really worried, it brings back memories of the Picasso exhibit and the funny dude explaining what it all meant to his lesser informed friend - which was well worth the price of admission right there.
Monday, 28 July 2008
It's that time again - books alive time! I've decided, in honour of this I'll review as many of the '50 books you can't put down' as I can. I don't know how many I'll get done, so far I've only read four of the fiddy - and there's one I refuse to read - stupid, stupid series. I'd rather eat the whole thing soon as read it, scratch that - I don't want to soil my pristineness with thee unclean thing. Die Harry Die!!! I can't help it, it's irrational, but I don't care, I refuse to read any of the books/see the movie and that's that, mmmmkay. Okay now that I have that little rant over with it's time to go, there's hot boys afoot and I need to watch 'em!! Certainly help me calm down some, already I feel better, just thinking about their lushness.
Thursday, 24 July 2008
Anyway I'm tired, it's late and time to go home, enjoy the rest of your day, night morning, wherever yee shall be.
Wednesday, 23 July 2008
Okay peeps, the very long awaited, above said review is about to begin...drum roll please...and scene...
Here's the blurb to set to mood:
OKAY, SO CATS DON'T ALWAYS LAND ON THEIR FEET
I know that better than most. Since rejoining the Pride, I've made big decisions and even bigger mistakes: the kind paid for with innocent lives. As the first and only female enforcer, I have plenty to prove o my father, the Pride, and myself. And with murdered toms turning up in our territory, I'm working harder than ever, though I always find the energy for a little after-hours recreation with Marc, my partner both on and off duty.
But not all my mistakes are behind me. We're beginning to suspect that the dead are connected with a rash of missing human women, and that they can all be laid at my feet--two or four, take your pick. And one horrible indiscretion may yet cost me more than I can bear....
I'm giving Vincent's debut novel 3.5 stars. While I did enjoy Stray, there were certain aspects of the novel that annoyed me. I thought it was too long (624 pgs) and while this is irrational, (I'm allowed), her overuse of the word 'syncopated', made me crankier than words that I try not to use on here can describe! I would read the word then BAM! Hello, there goes Gloria Estefan in my head, with her 'turn the beat around' song in my head. Faythe (the heroine), as a character was not always likeable - her 'poor little me' rant, did chafe a little towards the end. But she's feisty and I like that, I'm looking forward to seeing how she matures in Rogue. I particulary like the scene were she lures one of the kidnappers into the cell. The interaction with her and Marc (her jilted ex-fiancé), made me giggle which is all good, but they were also annoying sometimes, he was mooning over her, she's being all bitchy. Just have at it already!! - Sorry, my other sexy books are brushing off on me :) On that topic - the jiggy sections aren't all that jiggy with it, so if you like that sort of thing you're not going to find that here, but that's okay, we all like a little vanilla every now and then :) Sides, we have Lora Leigh and her Feline Breeds for that ;)
Overall, I think it was a good first novel, I know it has gotten mixed review, but it's obviously got a lot fans also. After Rogue, comes Pride (available early 2009), and I think that there will be 6 books in the series. So it will be great to see how the story and characters develop - I'm certainly looking forward to and am we speak still waiting ever so patiently for my copy of Rogue to arrive.
Monday, 21 July 2008
King Solomon's Mines, I didn't finish - I couldn't even listen to it, bit to stodgy for me and boring snoring with some of the detail. I don't need in depth descriptions of guns and ammo thanks pet - if I did I buy gun lovah's magazine! I didn't like Catcher in the Rye either. I found the character of Holden annoying, aggrivating and not in the least bit funny. Maybe if I'd read it when I was being all 'I'm a rebellious teenager, hear me roar', now it just serves to piss me off and remind me that there's a slice of my life I'll never get back :( grrrr...
My fist assignment for the IT subject is a blog so that should be nice and easy, now that I'm all one with the Learning 2.o knowledge - let's hope so. I'll be able to try out a few of my tricks I've learnt and perhaps copy n paste some applications, I'm all about the easy when it comes to assignments.
Well I'm off to create a new blog, cya bye :)
Wednesday, 16 July 2008
Not much has been happening, I've been all rather low key the last couple of months, working and then working some more. I can't wait until October when it's off to sunny Cairns for moi. I want to go now >:( - and no, trying to use the force didn't work. Baahumbug.
I don't reall have much else to write, so I'll post this and then, of course, I'll do another post tomorrow because I want a cookie. If I don't y'all get to smack me one!
Wednesday, 9 April 2008
Okay and 3, 2, 1, and your back in the room, now that I've gotten my tantie over with. Vincent is definately worth taking a look at. I really enjoyed Stray which was the first one, I'll have to get my butt into gear and put a book review up, that will be my mission for the week.
Crap, meeting time, enjoy the rest of the day peeps.
Wednesday, 2 April 2008
I'm going to endevour to do some more Learing 2.0 stuff next week since there's new stuff and all. I havn't been playing much lately, too busy with uni, which I am all up to date with a the moment I might add, rather chuffed I am.
Well I would love to stay and chat but sadly I've got another job to go to baahumbug.
Tuesday, 15 January 2008
Not a great deal has been happening on the learning front I'm sad to say, I havn't really done anything new since last year, I did add the Urban Dictionary Word of the Day, so that's one new thingy but I will have to get back into it...mmm...soon, real soon...mmm...next month...I want to be on holidays still. There's a thought! Holiday next week, what a grand idea.