Thursday, 31 October 2013

First session with the acupuncturist today... let's see how it goes!  Anything's better than having to go on Roaccutane.

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

The security dude at work tonight told me I looked "tired".  That's an understatement buddy. I look exhausted. Because I am.  Leaving the house at 8am, working all day/night and getting home at 11pm is doing my face no favours. Clearly.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Soooo, apparently my vitamin D level is so abnormally low (16, when it should be a minimum of 75), that I need to take six times the usual dosage of supplements and sit in the sun for at least two hours a day.

Doctors. Heh. They really don't live in the real world, do they? Who has time to sit in the sun for two hours a day (if they're not on vacation)?!  Not me, that's for sure.

Monday, 28 October 2013

If I'd only received the memo about not having to wait for security to lock up, I'd have been home at least forty five mins sooner.

Ugh. At least now I know.

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Finally the house is clean again post-tradies' mess. Now just to catch up on paperwork... maybe that's a task for next weekend.

Saturday, 26 October 2013

OK Spring. Any time you're ready... I'm over having to wear my winter woolies - it's almost November!!

Friday, 25 October 2013

Notice given in current job, without a confirmed job to go to.

Surprisingly unbothered about this.

For now.

Ask me again in 4 weeks...

Thursday, 24 October 2013

First long day in a ten day stretch of 14hr work days and I'm knackered already! This does not bode well... ­čś│

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Getting geared up to follow your advice, Amy.




Stay tuned, peeps.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Must learn to write my 'to-do's down when they're actually buzzing around in my head... I've just sat down to make a list and my mind is blank, but I know there's a million things I need to do over the next couple of days.*


*When I say 'million' I mean at least ten or more. Obviously.

Monday, 21 October 2013

'Team Carlos Danger' lost the trivia comp by a measly TWO POINTS!!! Grrrr. However I was the only person to correctly identify 'The Fall Guy' in the TV Theme round, so I'm claiming a personal victory there. 

(As an aside... sixty people of varying ages in the room and no one but me rembembers The Fall Guy? Lee Majors? Really?)

Sunday, 20 October 2013

All That Is Wrong, by Koba and Zach from Ontroerend Goed.  Theatre at its most powerful and poignant. Blessed to have experienced it.



PS - This image is of the set, which was made up of nine giant chalkboards on the floor, which Koba and Zach wrote all over, then lifted up to form a wall. At the end of the show Koba photographed it, Zach put the photo card into the printer and they printed out copies to hand out to anyone in the audience who wanted one.  An amazing gift, especially since I imagine every show is just a little bit different, which makes it even more special.

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Was so relaxed on the beautician's table today as she was spreading hot wax over my body and inflicting (what most people would consider to be) extreme pain, that I almost fell asleep. Surely I am a freak.

Friday, 18 October 2013

It's Friday.

Which means it's Stay-At-Home-And-Watch-Scandal-And-Parks-and-Recreation Night.

No one bother me for the next couple of hours please.

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Signs I rarely watch news:

A friend in Europe emails asking if I'm anywhere near the fires and I have no clue what she's on about therefore have to google.

Turns out NSW is being ravaged. Stay safe friends o'mine north of the border. 

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

I should know by now that when everyone on the twit is calling an episode "the funniest ever", that I just won't find it amusing. At all. 

(Or maybe I'm just still suffering from a case of the mean reds)

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Yet again, the awesome teenagers of Ontroerend Goed blow me away with their work. Incredible stuff. Teenage Riot at Melbourne Festival. See it.

For those who do/have... THE TWIZZLER?!? Can't. EVEN.

Monday, 14 October 2013

Second attempt at the bread making after last week's disaster with gluten-free flour. Not bad, definitely edible, but I think I need a better pot than the one I'm using. Might try using the tagine next time?

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Introduced my coworker to the joys of Movie Ticket Radio today... he was particularly impressed by a Rita Coolidge key change.

Saturday, 12 October 2013

The insanity caused by my job reduces me to quoting Forrest Gump:

"Sometimes, there just aren't enough rocks."

Friday, 11 October 2013

My boss bought me flowers and chocolates today. Which was a rare highlight in an otherwise fairly crapola day... workwise.

Thursday, 10 October 2013

A little DIY for the afternoon... a few sheets of MDF, a few brackets (because I got my inner-shelf measurements wrong!), some Japanese origami paper, some Modge Podge and presto! A new home for the DVDs and a use for the wasted space that used to be a fireplace.


Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Watch It Wednesday. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, The Mindy Project, Trophy Wife and The Daily Show (x2).  All my week's TV viewing crammed into two hours. Well, minus Parks & Rec and Scandal, of course.

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

As part of a friend's daughter's school project, I have Flat Briella (from Pittsburgh, PA) visiting me.  Today we took in a few Melbourne landmarks.



Monday, 7 October 2013

I am not getting a cold. I am not getting a cold.  I am not getting a cold. I am not getting a cold.  I am not getting a cold. I am not getting a cold.  I am not getting a cold. I am not getting a cold.*

* if I repeat it enough times I might convince my body not to succumb...

Sunday, 6 October 2013

A crafty Sunday... bunting made with the scraps leftover from the cushion project!  

(Note to self: put re-upholstering those chairs further up the to-do list)

Saturday, 5 October 2013

An Artist Date... to Spotlight.  Is that nerdy?  If it is, I don't really care. I'm going to make bunting with the scraps from my cushion project!

Friday, 4 October 2013

I'm up to 30,377 words. That feels like a lot. That feels a lot like progress.

Yay me.  Yay for quitting facebook, which has freed up the time for me to do this!

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D - tick
The Mindy Project - tick
The Daily Show (guest: my doppelg├Ąnger - woohoo!) - tick
Trophy Wife - tick

I think that's enough TV for one night. Bedtime!

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Got a sneak peek at the work of the VCA kids tonight... holy crap but there's some talent there. Excited and inspired.

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Cockwombles like this guy should not be in charge of anything, let along a government's pursestrings.



I was living in DC during the 1995/96 shutdown. It was annoying and painful and pointless.  Clearly, Congress has learned nothing.  America, you need to vote this guy out as soon as you can.