25 December, 2008
Here is a link to the rest of the photos, some are a bit fuzzy, but still cute as!
P.S. don't forget Scotties are normally advertised as being able to 'swim like stones'
17 December, 2008
14 December, 2008
13 December, 2008
Given that it is currently December, Summer and in Australia, it is of course, pissing rain (hmmmm maybe there is something to this stooiped climate change crap) and very windy. The roof of the marque, which did have a number of holes in it already, completely gave up, tearing through on one side. More poles (the ones with out the gaffer tape) came apart. I announced that the tent was dead and we should give up. The footings for the new garage went in on Thursday and the men should be back early next week to put the actual structure up. Everything is still wrapped in tarps, which we died down (using the rope that had held the tent down) so fingers crossed it'll last 3 or 4 more days.
RIP $40 marque......
10 December, 2008
"Oh, I'm going there, you can come with me!"
Any way, it turns out that the Taberet is miles from the tram stop and this lady organises to meet here husband in the car at the tram stop and drives to the Taberet. So I just jumped in the car with them. Most convenient! So while this post is tagged 'rant' it's actually a good rant!
Also, I managed, some how, to get myself elected vice president of the club.
04 December, 2008
01 December, 2008
Scottie Property Laws
- If I like it, it's mine
- If it's in my mouth, it's mine
- If I had it a little while ago, it's mine
- If I can take it from you, it's mine
- If it's mine, it must never appear to be yours
- If it looks just like mine, it's mine
- If I saw if first, it's mine
- If it's edible, it's mine
- If you have something and put it down, it's mine
- If I chew something up, all the bits are mine
- If I get tired of it, it's yours
- If I want it back, it's mine
18 November, 2008
Anyway, the point of this post was to show you how I have been wasting my time on face book (let me know if you want one, I'll invite you):
picture has died, you're not missing much
10 November, 2008
There was also pages and pages of stuff that tells me all about myself. Here are some of the amusing ones I felt were TRUE:
- 82 Conjunction Sun - Mars : She is energetic, determined, courageous, she is full of self-confidence. She likes to dominate, command, direct. She overcomes all difficulties by sheer will-power. She is frank.
- Moon in IV : She likes family life, peace and quiet: she likes to stay at home, surrounded by loved ones, in agreeable circumstances. Positively influenced by the mother.
- Mercury in II : Intelligence geared towards ways of making money, becoming rich. All methods are good, sometimes she is on the borderline of honesty, with a tendency to be fraudulent.
- Saturn in Leo : In a position of authority, she likes responsibilities and assumes them. She receives favours from patrons, who recognize her merits or similarly receives honors in return for well-accomplished tasks.
- House V in Capricorn : The absolute example of the "serious" type. Everything is calculated, the slightest risk analyzed, patience is one of her main qualities. Doesn't know anything about chance. One or two love affairs, marriage, a family, all unproblematic - done calmly with love and wisdom.
- House IX in Taurus : Travels but little, no great attraction for abroad. Doesn't change principles, practically never changes mind.
- House XII in Leo : A few problems with authority or someone in charge.
Then here are the ones I felt were not so true (Bullshit):
- 322 Conjunction Sun - Uranus : She is above all independent and original. She likes change, reforms, she is allergic to everything routine. She has a strong personality, and has many friends.
- Venus in III : Likes everything that is beautiful, likes decorum. Outstanding intelligence. She works in a trade linked to beauty, fashion. Numerous select friends.
- Saturn in XII : She likes quiet and solitude above everything. She looks for work (or can work) alone, without being bothered. She hates chatting, outside noises.
- House IV in Sagittarius : She will certainly marry a foreigner, or go to live abroad permanently and set up home there.
Hope this has entertained you as much as it did me... :)
08 November, 2008
Obviously it was hard work for the both of them though, as they are now both asleep on chairs.
06 November, 2008
05 November, 2008
Speaking of "who ever you are", I know people visit this site, but I am getting way more hits per day than the reads I know of, so who ever you are, leave a comment, introduce yourself, lets chat :)
01 November, 2008
29 October, 2008
24 October, 2008
23 October, 2008
Never heard of it? Neither had I and god I wish I never had. What it is is a Turkey, with a Duck INSIDE it, with a Chicken INSIDE that! Hence: Tur-duc-ken
Yuk, GOD, no wonder I don't eat poultry. And I am NOT going to include a picture
19 October, 2008
18 October, 2008
13 October, 2008
Last night we watch the Golden Compass. We both enjoyed it immensely, until the last scene, when we were both saying "Oh No! where is the rest?" I kind of get a bit pissed with films that appear to be simply a vehicle for the next film. But even with the slight sour note at the end, I loved this film, the whole world it created was excellent. It had the common American film issue of explaining all the magic, but not in too offensive a manor. It was very pretty, I didn't feel the effect were too 'in your face' and I like the people. Now I'm off to find the book so well have to see how it compares. I have had it on good authority that the book is good.
P.S. I found this:
It was meant to link to the web site, but it was all broken :(
10 October, 2008
So, I'm back onto it again. It's nearly the end of...... the first day, and I'm holding up ok. A bit hungry. I'm currently waiting for neil to come home from the brewery, with pizza (didn't know they had a website til just now!), which I won't be having any of. If I can do 6 weeks, I'll be happy, 12-20 would be better. Wish me luck!
01 October, 2008
I made it to a hair dresser yesterday and after mentioning the henna in my hair, the blonde idea was dismissed, I was beginning to loose my nerve by this stage anyway, so no real surprises there. We (the hair dresser and I) looked at all the colors and I ended up saying stuff like "what ever you think is best is fine." Yes, that's right, danger!
So, hair dye, it's really stinky and cold. The lady kept bagging henna, but I like the smell, and at least it's warm (at the start anyway)! On the plus side, it only stays on your head for 30 mins, not 4 to 6 hours.
I now have a 'layered' head, which I was a bit nervous about. There is WAY less hair. Everyone keeps telling me it's looks great, and I'm not sure weather to believe them, cos people always say that! Here is the color:
So unlike a poor young lady on a blog I regularly read, I think I'm fairly happy with it.
Note: You will notice the label for this post is 'my head' and it is, literally ;)
Anyway, when I got the new camera home, it turned out that it really wasn't as good as my old one, cos even though it had more mega pixels, it had less zoom, a crappier lens and just generally wasn't as good. So I rang the Camera Vet and chatted to a lady and she said, "Yeah that's a really pox-y camera, I'll organise a better one for you" Which she duly did (Note: Thank god for buying the extended warranty).
So I went down to pick up the new new camera, and I'm really happy with it. It has the same quality lens, the same amount of zoom, but it's WAY faster than the old camera. So while I'm still quite sad about the old camera, the well travelled one, but the new camera is nice. Yay :)
Here is a photo of my nice new new camera.
P.S. Always buy the extended warranty!
22 September, 2008
It's hard to tell people you are relieved someone has died.
18 September, 2008
Here is a photo of Hildy, after she has been shown and having just burried a pigs ear in her bed. Doesn't she look pleased with her self?
13 September, 2008
At the back we have the re-potted mint, still not looking great, but that is a way bigger pot now, so I'm thinking positive. Next is the Italian Parsley, which looks great and is really tasty. It's doing really well when you think how small it started out! Then comes the two new Thyme plants, one lemon, one plain. Finally there is the new coriander plant. Buying coriander from the fruit shop is one of the banes of my existence (no I am not being overly dramatic) asit NEVER lsts more than a day, you only ever need a tiny amount and the rest ends up going mouldy! Grrr. Any way, as the parsley went sooooo well and coriander looks similar, I though I'd risk it. So we'll see how it goes ;)
11 September, 2008
So onto the life updatetm:
Work is improving, a lot. I am in the process of procuring a new boss, with in the framework of my present position. This also means I have work to do, which is most satisfactory. The new boss I lovely. I am getting the feeling that the old boss has yet to be old of this change in arrangements..... hmmm. Not my issue, kind of.
Updates to follow, as they occur.
On the 23rd and 24th of August, we started the process to get Clara 'knocked up'. The boy dog in question is very nice, his name is Harry, he is an American, Canadian and Australian champion:
He's even actually a nice dog when away from shows.
So, it's 9 weeks gestation and we have to wait til around 4 weeks to find out if there are any puppies. If there are some, they will arrive for my birthday and be ready for people to take home for Christmas! But we still have to wait another week or so to find out if there are any puppies. Fingers crossed, but also VERY nervous.
Grrrr. The garage fell down quite some time ago now (nearly 3 months) and we still aren't very much more advanced then we were then. Advances made:
- bricks picked up
- some wood removed to Martin's country property
- old tilt-a-door removed to Martin's country property
- shed company chosen
- building permit applied for
- building permit knocked back
- planing permit applied for
Tasks still to be completed
- permit (of any sort approved)
- Concrete cut up
- Footings dug
- Shed built
- concrete removed
- Stuff moved off the back porch
- concrete poured
- Neil's things moved from Camberwell
Will this ever end? I'm thinking 'no' at this stage.
Facebook/Bimbo and other web lives
I have some new obsessions that are probable taking time away from my all important blogging. One the dot game, on facebook, I love it, I can highly recommend it, go, play now. Two fish wrangler, on facebook, I love it, I can highly recommend it, go, play now. Three My Bimbo, it is good, but recently the change the look of the doll, and now it looks a bit too much like a 'bratz' doll for my liking, anyway, have a go, if you can be fagged.
Everyone is all good, except for Neil's Dad. Nothing new to report, that I have been told anyway.
I did have something to write under this heading, but I have forgotten it now....
28 August, 2008
I have had nothing really exciting happen, so there has been no reason to make a post. I have been trying to knock tasks off my 101, as I only have 800 or so days to go, but still, not achieving a lot :(
Any, I got mailed the Draw a Pig Personality test. I thought it was funny, so now you can have a go.
My Personality (according to the detailed analysis of my pig drawing). I drew my pig:
- Toward the middle of the frame, you are a realist.
- Facing front, you are direct, enjoy playing devil's advocate and neither fear nor avoid discussions.
- With many details, you are analytical, cautious, and distrustful.
- With less than 4 legs, you are insecure or are living through a period of major change. I am hoping it's the major change thing, I think what with the dog and the garage, it's the major change thing, don't you?!?!?!?
- The size of the ears indicates how good a listener you are. You are a good listener.
- The length of the tail indicates the quality of your sex life. You have a poor sex life.
15 August, 2008
07 August, 2008
06 August, 2008
04 August, 2008
Here are the rest of the photos
Clara, in her usually "I had a big day" fashion, proceeded to sleep on the way home, a fairly impressive feat given the roads (bumpy and windy)
Note to Non-Australians: Snow is a big deal here, we don't get much of it, and you have to travel a long way to get it. It's Exciting ok?!?!?!
29 July, 2008
20 July, 2008
The wedding was at 5pm, drinks and canapaees were at 6pm, followed by dinner at 7pm. (not as I hurriedly read it weeding at 6 and dinner at 7pm) Fuck.
Really what else can I say?
Note: If you are either of the Happy Couple reading this --> We are soooo sorry. I feel awful and I can't even think of anything to say except sorry. If you can come up with some sort of horrible punishment, please let me know.
13 July, 2008
03 July, 2008
Anyway, I just thought I would share that with you as today's bit of f%#&ing stupid on the way home.
02 July, 2008
28 June, 2008
We then spent the rest of the day picking up bricks. We had Scott and the neighbour helping. Now completely stuffed!!
16 June, 2008
I tried to make a 'point' about it last Thursday, by just not coming in and not ringing or anything, but the computers turned out to be down for most of the day, and people just assumed I wasn't the cos of that. Bugger.
Anyway, today was much the same, except I read a really sad blog post about someone's Scottie that had died and it made me sadder than I was. In the end I just HAD to leave (this was at about 3pm). So I wondered down to Melbourne Central, to go to Borders and buy a Trinny and Susannah book, then look at cloths.
I actually had a successful shopping trip. I tend to find that unless I have a reasonable success in the first shop, I don't tend to have a good time. Equally, if the first shop is a disaster, the whole trip is doomed.
The first stop (after Borders) was Suassan. This is not a shop I would normally go in, cos the cloths are normally a bit 'fashionable'. But they were having a sale, so I thought 'What the Hell'. I found a nice jacket, it was $139, reduced to $109, I tried it on, it was ok. I um-ed and arr-ed and decided to buy it anyway. The lady at the counter made some comment I didn't hear about it being reduced a bit further. It turned out it was going to cost $31 Oh My God!!!! A whole jacket for $31! WoW! YaY!
With this great success under my belt I ventured into dome other shops. Nothing really leapt out, although a lot of shops were having sales, which was nice. I decided to venture into Jacqui-e. This was a shop I used to quite like, then it went yukky for a while and I stopped going there. It seems to have gone nice again cos I accidentally bought a 3 piece suit and a dress. It did help that the lady who was helping me was really nice, wearing the skirt a bought and a huge fan of the pants too. The jacket and skirt of the suit and the dress were also on sale. Gotta love that, so the whole lot only cost <$350!
The upshot of all this retail therapy was that I feel a heap better. However, I really must put in a whole load of effort to solving the underlying problems, cos I can't afford to do this every week!
11 June, 2008
04 June, 2008
ride home from work. It was a small black dog, with a tiny dot of
white on it's chest. It was very dark in the back of the car and for
ages I didn't even realise it was there. When I finally did notice
it, I, of course, waved at it. At this stage the poor thing went
spastic barking at me. The poor people on the car!!!! It was so
sincere, barking away, for ages. I mean it wasn't like I was following
them on purpose!
Sent from my spiffy new iPhone
02 June, 2008
- a bit of a worry
- a huge relief
So next time the pain comes, we'll have to see how I cope. Go on pain, I dare you! I've got you all figured out now and I not going to let you mess with me again! HA!
31 May, 2008
By this stage it was really starting to smell and look awful. (Originally it was white, by this stage it was a mucky looking gray)
Any way, a few minutes ago, we were playing bite-e games with Clara and she did one of her random grabs up at Mum (cos you know you have to bite the hand that feeds you) and her teeth got caught in and it broke (not before it tighten really tight around my finger and hurt like shit of course!)
It's a sad sad day.
P.S. Anyone got a spare sparkley Neil can buy off you?
30 May, 2008
Anyway, the point of this post is to say I have finally been brave enough to put the plants down at Clara level again and she seems to think that gardening isn't her thing any more, as she has left them alone for more than a week now.
27 May, 2008
Anyway, I managed to pay, sort of sign my name on the cab charge and head into the building for the presntation. I was waiting to sign in when I decided I really eed to lye on the ground, I was sooo hot and in so much pain.
This poor lady, who was actually trying to sign out of the building and leave helped a work collegue take me out to the sick room. By this stage I could only just work and needed a lot of help to get off the ground.
I was literally dripping with sweat by this stage, I couldn't talk, think anything. Jo (who sits next to me) came in and helpped me while I was sick, then got all freezing and shivery. The was no blanket in the room and I was now freezing and shaking.
This was the worst lot ever.
Eventually I was able to eat a pain killer and I knew I would be fine. After half and hour or so, Jo and I got in a taxi to go home to my place. Jo couldn't believe that I was ok again. After I had a shower and we all had a sauage roll at home I decided to go back to the training. So here I am again, I feel pretty much normal, if a little tired, and I feel like I hardly missed a thing.
The FirstAider respoce out at Attwood DPI office left a little to be desired, very un responsive, and I tell you what, if I had been the first aider seeing me like that, I wouldn't have cared what I had said, I would have called an ambulance!
Note to self: Go to the doctor!
23 May, 2008
The final straw was the Director announcing that he doesn't want to read web pages, we wants the information in documents, who cares if that means re-doing work, re-inventing the wheel and generally having 30 people go through hoops just to satisfy he ridiculous 30 years behind the times fucking 'typing pool' attitude!
22 May, 2008
- bacon flavored bubbles
- bacon flavored bubbles for dogs
- scottish terrier 10 weeks
- australia long stitch
- scottish terrier
Really I just don't know what to say to this. I mean it could be worse, in fact it is for one blog I read, but how? why?
I think it is maybe best not to think on it too hard..........
16 May, 2008
15 May, 2008
14 May, 2008
- Audience: It's not that I haven't always had an audience (Hello audience) it that my audience has increased lately to a point I wasn't really expecting. Every time I write something people, you know the real sort, the ones you actually see, talk to me, with like their mouths. It's freaky, and makes me self conscious.
- Internet Stalking: As you know, I am an internet stalker. I look up my friends, and hunt for people I haven't seen in ages on the web. I read a number of blogs regularly, and am generally a complete internet nerd. (I hate not checking my mail 40 time a day). Recently I had occasion to experience this from the other side. Someone I hoped NEVER to heard from again found me. I am totally not surprised, I knew it would happen eventually, Facebook being what Facebook is, but I was still a bit shocked. I mean maybe that was mostly because this person is now so much more of a complete nut job than they were when I knew them, but still a bit shocked.
So the fact remains, something has knocked the edge of my blogging. The next thing is to decide what to do about it. Again, I have a few ideas:
- Move my blog: Not really keen on this one, as my blog has been linked to in a number of places, and it would be a pain to change them all. Also, I like my name.
- Give up for a bit, til people get sick of reading it: The I could come back to it in a few months, I would have next to no audience again, and I might be happy. But what if it all happens again?!?!?
- Change the focus of my blog: Maybe retire the 'My head' tag, these posts had been going down anyway and it might be that I just need to resign myself to the grown and changing nature of me and simple focus on other things. I did, for quite awhile, find the 'My head' posts very therapeutic and helpful, and although I don't seem to be needing them just now, maybe I would be sorry later?!?!?
- Get over it: say no more.
- Move the 'My head' entries some where else: This is an idea worth considering, as I had already noted, the number of these as been going down, and I think in direct proportion to the growing audience. Also, I kind of got my self in trouble with these once already. And it would help if I need to payout on someone who also happened to be in my known audience (it all right everyone, this is a hypothetical statement (gees, see what I mean!!!))
Any way, probable a bit of thinking and planning to go, thoughts, as always, are welcome. Love yous all!!
13 May, 2008
04 May, 2008
01 May, 2008
So what did I come home to you ask? Of course, a huge pile of really runny pooh on the kitchen floor, and a small sample of same in the bath room. Yay. I guess the only consolation was that at least it wasn't on the new rug. Thanks dogs. I know every now and then you like to remind me you are dogs, not little cute fuzzy humans, I will consider myself reminded.
29 April, 2008
27 April, 2008
20 April, 2008
Our area is post war, so around 50-60 years old. All* the garages were made with one wall on the fence line, made of brick, and the rest made of wood or cement sheet. Ours also has an asbestos roof, lucky us! To make them nice and cheap, the mortar was made with lots of sand and not much cement, which means as they age they can almost blow over in a stiff breeze**. A few months ago our neighbours garage was pulled down because it was slowly breaking in have and leaning into our backyard. As the house is a housing commission house, and all the work was done for them, that was all very fine and dandy for them (oooo and we scored some of the bricks, which someday, we are planning on doing dome paving with).
Back to the story, so it turns out out brick wall is now in a fairly similar condition to the one that was taken down. We had known it would happen eventually and had been keeping an eye on it for just that reason, but it has rapidly deteriorated in the last week, it might even be storm damage, as it has been really windy and rainy. Our wall is kind of bulging out in the middle, making it almost impossible to 'brace'. The beam that holds all the roof beams has completely fallen off the wall and the roof is starting to fall in. Many swear words followed the discovery of just how bad a position the whole thing was in.
So, a trip to Bunnings*** was in order for first thing Sunday morning (yuk). We procured:
- Wood, various lengths
- tarps (for which we forgot to pay)
- plastic boxes (120L)
- two $40**** marques
Now all the content of the garage are either inside (if the things were clean) or under the al-cheapo marque and under tarps (yay free tarps! They were in the bloody trolley, I didn't hide them, the stupid man on the counter just didn't scan them and I didn't realise till we got to the car, so stuff them!). The roof as been successfully 'propped' and Neil will have and exciting day tomorrow ringing place to find out how far off affording a new garage we are. *swear word*
There are more pics you can view if you want
* ok probable only a lot of them rather than all.
** Whilst this might be a bit of an exaggeration, there have been small children who have died when they have grabbed the, for example, basket ball ring attached to said wall, which has then collapsed onto them. Not joking! You have to be a tough kid to survive that!
*** for the most of the world that isn't Australian Bunnings is a HUGE hardware place that you tend to loose the people you go there with, the staff and useless and they cell alot of cheep crap mixed in with hardware.
**** This is not just cheap, it's positively cheap arse!
18 April, 2008
So tomorrow, when I find my camera, I'll do a nice post on the new kitchen bits. I'm too drunk now. Neil has fallen asleep in his chair in front of Buffy heaps of times, and is now heading off to bed. There are both good and bad bits about living walking distance from a brewery.
11 April, 2008
71%How Addicted to Blogging Are You?
Also, one of the questions was, how do you read your blogs you regularly keep up with, I was forced to answer, visit them. One of the other answers was "with technoratie (what ever) or other blog tracking service. I didn't know they existed, so no more manual shit for me!!!!
06 April, 2008
The ceremony was very heartfelt and really quite moving, I spoke to the celebrant, and she said that the couple had made up all of it, except the bit that has to be said. Neil got to catch up with all his uni buddies, although I find it all a bit weird that they all have kids. There was this bloke there, who I knew I should know who he was, but you know how it is when you see someone out of context and you therefore have no idea who they are, but your sure you should! Sorted it out in the end with a minimum of embarrassment.
The reception was really good, the food was excellent. One of Neil's friends had organised a band, that people put in money to pay for as the present, which was ace. The band was also great.
So, in the end it was an excellent after noon and evening, and even thoguh i ended up way to drunk and am now hungover, we were both really glad we were invited and went along.
04 April, 2008
03 April, 2008
02 April, 2008
01 April, 2008
(man I'm hungry!)
We were putting it together this morning, naughtily before I came to work, and Clara was sitting on it, just watching us screw the legs on (it was upside down, hence the dog on the table was very similar to the dog on the floor) The only problem was, once put together it was too heavy for me to be able to help Neil turn it over. We had a re think, left two legs on, turned in, propped it up and I went to work, leaving Neil to put the other two legs back on. We also had to make little squishie feet for it, as the ones that came with it weren't ace.
Addition: The finished product
31 March, 2008
what ever will I do now
ah but you are found!
Oh this post seems like it is on the wrong blog!!! But no! This haiku is about my phone, which I lost, cos it was going flat, and just as we started to ring it so we could find it, it went completely flat!
At first I didn't care, I wasn't concerned at all. Then I started to think I was going mad, the ringing came from the corner of room where there is no stuff. So I started looking in stupider and stupider (ooo i love that t-shirt!) places. I wasn't appearing. I had to be some where, phones don't vanish when their batteries are flat. So today when I got home from work I just kept looking and Yay!! I found it! (it was in a cardboard box we had gone and picked up/stolen from work on the weekend :) )
If you have the red version of this beverage, you may end up running around in very small circles!
24 March, 2008
23 March, 2008
22 March, 2008
17 March, 2008
16 March, 2008
Here is my graph:
Yes I'm a bit of a control freak