Saturday, December 25, 2004

Today's the day!

Merry Christmas one and all! I hope Santa was good to you!

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

How do you make a bandstand?

Take away their seats.

'Tis the season of stupid Christmas cracker jokes.

One of the best (and worst) things about having a big family is that christmas lasts for about a week! This is due to the fact that it is impossible to get all involved parties in the same space at the same time (due to both warring factions and the inability in my family to make firm committments).

This year we started with dinner on Monday at Mum's with her and my stepdad's side of the family, and this afternoon we had Christmas afternoon tea with my Nanna at her nursing home, then tonight we had our "Jewish christmas" at Dad's girlfriend's place, with my Dad's mum, who ate her first roast in 86 years tonight. Then on Christmas day it will be a fun filled morning doing showers and wiping arses at the nursing home followed by an evening of sailing with Mum and her husband and my Wombat.

Side note: Wombat and I have now been together for 3 months. Those of you that know me well will understand what an amazing feat this is.

I'm not sure if I will post again before christmas, unless I hear some seriously funny jokes...
So Cherry Mistmas to everyone! And I wish you all a snazzy new beer!

P.S. Speaking of jokes... did you hear the one about the 2 prostitutes walking down the street? Prostitute #1 asks her friend, "Have you ever been picked up by the fuzz before?"
Prostitute #2 replies, "Nope, but I've been swung by the tits a few times!"

Tuesday, December 14, 2004


One of the best youth events in Australia is set to be sold down the river and something needs to be done about it.

Shoreshocked runs during Youth Week each year at St Leonards park. It is an event to showcase young local Australian bands and it is headlined by 2 or 3 bigger Australian bands. In past years we have had bands such as Jebediah, Reservoir Dogs and Machine Gun Fellatio headline. Bands are selected through the Pre-Shocked band competition and the winners play a set on the main stage on the big day.
This event draws thousands of young people each year to celebrate Australian youth week.

You may notice that I have been placing a lot of emphasis on the fact that it is an Australian event. This is because the councils involved in running this event are wanting to sellout. Manly Council (who only came on board for the project this year) are encouraging the other councils (Willoughby, Mosman, North Sydney, Lane Cove and Ku-Ring-Gai) to spend their $10,000 headliner budget on the American band "Strung Out". Apparently they are huge. I have never heard of them. If anyone out there has please leave me a comment and let me know what you think of them. For that $10,000 we could instead get the Australian band Spiderbait, or get Frenzal Rhomb with a support act.

To Ku-Ring-Gai council's credit, the Youth Services Officer, who is Ku-Ring-Gai's representative on the Shoreshocked board, has raised these issues with the committee and is currently fighting for Shoreshocked to remain an event that supports Australian bands.

But she needs our help. To support this cause all you have to do is write an e-mail expressing your concern that Australian live music is not receiving the support that it should be. I cannot stress the importance of local councils supporting the Australian music industry. It could be a band that enters Pre-shocked next year that becomes Australia's next "big thing".

Australia has the reputation of being the country where people get a fair go. So let's give our bands a fair go and support them rather than some unheard of group from overseas.

Any e-mails supporting this cause can be send to and please put "Support Australian Music" as the subject line.

Monday, December 13, 2004

You're too big to fit in here...

I am a slack arse. It has been more than a week since I posted. It's not that I forgot, it's just that everytime I tried to get going something got in my way and prevented me from getting on the net. That's my story and I'm sticking to it!

I have several new additions to my family. I was at the pet shop the other day and I was watching these two sweet puppies trying to rip each other's tails off and I realised how much I miss having a pet! So I made a decision there and then to find me a pet. I had to rule out a pupply dog cos I will be moving around a fair bit in the next 18months and it's not fair to have a dog in an apartment (and most places don't allow it). And cats were ruled out cos I just don't like cats. Cats are drag queens and they have sneaky eyes. Birds were on the "no" list cos they make too much noise and they are messy and gross. Mice and rats were a maybe but then hit the "no" list when I remembered how gross it was to clean my pet mice cage when I was a kid. Hermit crabs were too weird, and I kill fish, so in the end I settled for some sweet succulents and cacti as my pets. There's Bob, Betty, Bottom (He's a lithops and he looks like a bum! and Bear, he's opened about 5mm now!), Boo, Boo2, Bertha, and then 3 others that don't have names. Collectively, they are known as "the kids". And the best thing about them it that they don't need constant feeding and attention! And they don't answer back.

I will have to write more later 'cos I am running late to go and get my passport sorted out. NZ here I come!

Friday, December 03, 2004

My cat's breath smells like cat food.

I went for a midnight coffee last night with my friend Puddle (aka Kitten Wee). We haven't been for a midnight coffee run for ages. We used to do them all the time. Just jump in the car and go for a drive late at night. For coffee, to the beach, through the national park... shooting the breeze anywhere we felt like.

I forgot how free it feels to do that.

It's Wombat's birthday tomorrow! Happy Birthday sweetheart! :o)

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

So hot. Want to touch the hienie.

10 points to whomever can tell me which movie that quote is from.

I am absolutely boiling here. I couldn't sleep until about 1:30 this morning cos it was so hot and then I got woken up by the heat t about 8. It's hard to sleep on a slate floor but at least it's cool. It absolutely kills me to think that this is only spring and we have an entire summer of this to look forward to. Does anyone have a pool I can live in?

On Monday I finished my exams!!!! WOOHOO!!!! Now I am free! Seeing as nobody offered to do my practical exam for me I had to do it myself. And after spending the morning crapping my pants about the whole situation I just decided to go into the exam room and pretend that I knew what I was doing. I am now convinced that that is one of the most important things in life, having the confidence to bullshit your way through things. If you sound like you know what you're talking about and look like you know what you're doing then people will fall into line behind you.

I went to a BGC picnic on sunday morning with Redfox and Kath and I actually cooked for it!!!! I made chocolate mud cookies and chicken and avocado ricepaper rolls. I am so good! And we had such a nice morning down at Blue's Point park. Good food, good company, stimulating conversation and a quick paddle in the harbour... what more could a girl want with brunch? I got kinda sunburnt though. I have a singlet tan on my back. Need to even that out ASAP.

Sweet Wombat took me to the movies last night. We went to see the Polar Express and I absolutely loved it!!! I felt like a little kid again!!! I was completely awestruck by the animation and the story and about halfway through the movie I realised that my mouth was hanging open and my eyes were so wide trying to take everything in. I was filled with child-like wonder. If you fancy feeling a bit of christmas spirit go see it. The Polar Express is totally awesome! But I'm a little upset that, according to the movie, the Polar Express only seems to take American kids to the North Pole. I wanna go!!!!

Anywho... I'm off to eat frozen rasberries (they're like eating tiny little rasberry icypoles) and lie on the slate floor!
Stay cool.