August 2006 Archives

Macquarium Progress

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Filled the Macquarium today (I spray painted the inside of it white on the weekend, which makes it a whole lot brighter on the inside). It still could use some more light though. The cool kids do really funky things with lighting, including one tank I saw with this custom-made led board. I don't think I'll do anything that high-tech (unless someone wants to build something for me .. david..? :) ), I'll probably just get a cheap lamp and position it over the handle hole.

I have three guppies in there at the moment, but will probably get a betta next week. Will post some photos soon.

New Orleans Blog

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Was going through some of my old mail in an attempt to clean a lot of it off the server, and found this. Was written by a dude whose team was in a data centre in downtown New Orleans trying to keep their servers going for the duration. Have only gotten through a few days of it, but will go back and read some more....

The flower photos are in an extended entry .. others are here..

A pretty sky on the M5
m5 sky

Toy Story clouds seen while driving
toy story clouds

This is about 4km from Stu's house - he lives in the country! heh
canberra countryside

caterpiller

baby multies

killifish spawning

And if you'd like to see a bunch of flower photos I took, I put them in an extended entry ....

Well that's what it was billed as. And indeed it was.

But to begin the weekend, a very pretty drive, as all the wattles along the route to Canberra are in bloom at the moment.

Saturday began with our usual sleep-in/snuggle, and then a trip to the markets to hunt and gather for The Roast. Got lots of stuff there. Then Annie and Stu and the kids came over for lunch. The kids were playing outside beautifully by themselves, and after they left we realised what they'd been up to - scattering Kleenex moist wipe thingies all over the yard. Yay. Had a siesta in the afternoon to recover from a poor nights sleep the night before. I can't even remember what we did last night, it was a bit of a blur....

Today was a very early start - read 8am - to get The Roast going. Spent all morning cooking and shopping and cooking and cleaning and cooking. Well ok, Stu did *most* of the cooking. I managed to do a nice gravy and a very brown-looking caramelised apple sauce, that at least tasted good, even if it didn't look good. Stu's roast pork, potatoes, leek and parsnip mash, honey sesame carrots, and crackling were all wonderful though, which was also the consensus of Damien and Mishi. It must have been good, because nobody felt the need to eat dessert afterwards :)

After cleaning up the mess we went over to Scott and Kerry's and watched part of Episode II on their swishy new tv, and then came back here in time to see the end of 60 minutes (depressing peak oil stuff) followed by a show on SBS about bacteria which was a bit more positive with the research into stuff like biogas and biodegradable plastic bags.

Me don't wanna go home :(

Foot

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The doc reckons my foot pain is likely to be caused by my flat feet. Solution: get better shoes, and supportive insoles.

Came home feeling stressed about not being ready for the weekend, only to realise that I had almost nothing to do tonight anyway. Who'dathunk?

As mentioned yesterday, before the days of scanners and anything more than 16 colours, you really couldn't do much. Except have a bit of fun. Here's some stuff I did in the early nineties. I'm annoyed that I can't remember the name of the program I used. It wasn't Microsoft Paint, it was something else. It generated LBM files. It must have been Deluxe Paint I suppose....

21.11.90 "Tropical"
TROPICAL.gif

23.11.90 "Wipeout"
WIPEOUT.gif

15.2.92 "Night"
NIGHT.gif

8.2.93 "Sheep"
SHEEP1.gif

10.2.93 "Spider"
SPIDER.gif

15.2.94 "Magic Eye"
MAGICEYE.gif

Do you watch the Gilmore Girls?
No

Have you ever enjoyed listening to Jack Johnson?
Shrug

Have you ever seen or enjoyed watching the O.C.?
Never watched it

Do you have one or more Britney Spears CD?
Not even one

Are you a Lost fanatic?
I started off being interested, but it Lost me part way through the second season

[[Be honest]]

Do you have a song by Ozzy Osbourne in your library?
No

Queen?
I have about 10 Queen cds

Alannis Morrisette?
I have her first three albums

Do you watch Family Guy regularly?
No

Do you watch king of the Hill?
No

[[Admit it]]

Do you read trashy romance novels often?
No

Do you really work out every day?
Not unless you count the 10 minute walk to go get lunch

Have you ever eaten an entire pint, or more, ice cream by yourself?
No

Have you ever eaten nothing but junk food for a week straight?
No

Do you shower every single day?
Yes

Do you ever forget to give a Christmas/birthday present?
Yes

Do you sing obnoxiously in the car when you're driving alone?
Yes

Do you sing obnoxiously in the shower when no one's home?
Nah, cause I only sing along when I can hear the music and can't hear it in the bathroom (unless it was up really loud)

Have you ever watched a little kid's show when you were over 12?
Sure

Have you ever looked forward to going to school?
Not really

[[The Necessary Love Questions That Aren't So Necessary]]

Have you ever pretended your crush was with you when they weren't?
No

Did you draw pictures for your first crush back in elementary school?
I didn't have crushes til high school. And I didn't draw anything until David Bowie in year 11

Have you ever liked a girl/boy but didnt ask her/him out because you were afraid?
Probably

Have you ever written a poem/story about your love life?
No

Have you ever spent over an hour thinking about nothing but your crush?
Sure :)

Have you ever liked someone solely for their appearance?
mmmm David Bowie... Jason Isaacs........ :)

[[The Questions You Love: Completely and Utterly Pointless Ones]]

Do you eat all the servings in the food groups on a daily basis?
You mean the five food groups - fat, sugar, salt, alcohol and caffeine? :) Nah not those either actually :)

Are you ever a freak about cleanliness or organization?
Often

Have you ever been to South America or Africa?
No

Do you know how to knit?
I could probably still do plain stitch from memory, would have to lookup how to do perl (sp?) stitch

Do you have a cell phone or IPod with a patterned cover?
I have a penguin and a water droplets cover for my old 8210, but not currently

Have you ever written love song lyrics yourself and put them in your profile?
No

Do you keep a diary or journal?
Yeah, this :)

When you open your closet, what is the dominant color of your clothes?
At one stage it might have been blue, but I have most colours of the Millers t-shirts

[[Truly Unusual This or That Questions]]

Baskin Robbins or Coldstone?
Cold Rock ..? :)

Physics or chemistry?
Physics

Earphones or headphones?
Headphones

pink or teal?
Teal

Commitment or casual dating?
Commitment

Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings?
Harry Potter

Fly or road trip?
Fly.. although the prospect of not being able to take my camera on board is rather depressing :(

Starbucks or Caribou?
Well I've heard of Starbucks at least...

[[Another Wave of Random Questions]]

What is your favorite Disney movie?
Actually a tough one. Possibly Fantasia 2000, if you could call that movie. Or one of the Pixar ones

How much jewelry do you own?
Not much

Have you ever bought clothing at Sears?
No

Cyan Magenta

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I had to have a giggle over today's User Friendly.

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Because indeed, this was how I started with colour screens. You could have black, white, magenta and cyan, or black, yellow, green and red, depending on what colour mode you were in. Games in the late eighties often started with "do you have a colour monitor?"

So, six years before I ever saw my first scanner, I was doing drawings in paint programs. In black, white, cyan and magenta in fact. Admittedly I actually only have two with that few colours, most images I drew had a whopping 16 colours!

This was one I prepared earlier. It's dated 20.12.89. I'll let you pick the movie it's referencing :)

Spock

Fixing

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Got lots of stuff fixed today.

Fixed NLB on the production servers that had been off since it all went pear shaped a couple of weeks ago. Just had to set the metrics on the second cards to be lower than the NLB cards. We've yet to discuss whether we'll try firewalling them again. And yay for a 7am start.

Fixed our software server which needed a keypress on reboot to get it to reboot. Found that two of the power supplies had gotten confused and thought they were offline. Reseating the power cables did nothing, but a cold hard boot fixed it. Also set it to recondition it's raid controller battery which had been giving me errors for, oh, a year and a half, and I hadn't gotten around to fixing it. Turns out to be literally a one-click operation.

Fixed OpenManage/Array Manager on another server that for some reason just wouldn't talk to the raid controller. There was a tricky fix involving a enableam=yes thingie on the installer msi file. Took a call to Dell for that one.

But this was all done by about 11, which left the rest of the afternoon with me wondering what to do. Well I was doing something, but it was taking a long time and I don't multitask very well - I have trouble concentrating on other things while I'm waiting for other things to finish. So I gave up at 3:30 and went shopping, only to find that the store I wanted to go to was all boarded up. *sigh*

Anyways. Early night methinks.

Sore foot

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So Saturday when I put my shoes on to take the washing out, I noticed my foot was hurting. Sort of in the top of the foot-ankle area. Without shoes on, no problem. So I wore a different pair of shoes on Saturday night/Sunday, and didn't have too many problems.

But today even with these other shoes on, sometimes there would be really bad pain, other times next to nothing. But the pain has also gone up my calf along a muscle to my knee. I don't know if this is from wearing different shoes and walking differently, or if it's all related.

All quite annoying really.

Parties and stuff

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For some very strange reason I'm in a good mood.

This is despite getting only four hours sleep after getting to sleep at 4:30am from a party last night, J&G and L&L not turning up to church so me sitting all alone, not being able to sleep after church, and the Sunday night downness.

So I don't get it :)

The party last night was for Michael MD, who apparently turned 41 the same day I turned 33 and some other dude. Alison was djing so went along for her. I was fading badly for the first couple of hours, the curse of being a morning person, but picked up a bit when I put my ear plugs in and relaxed somewhat and danced a little bit. Was good catching up with Chris and Fi and Alison. Hadn't seen Fi since new years a year and a half ago, and she was very excited about Stu and saw his pic and thought he was very cute :) Definitely need to see more of Alison too.

This afternoon despite my tiredness I managed to declutter some of my "in trays" of crap, and felt much better after that. The plan of a clutter-free, organised home is slowly coming together.

I also cooked some wonderful lamb shanks I picked up at the butcher a few weeks ago. Gosh they were yummy. And some roast potatoes too. Stu has got some ideas for roasting potatoes, we'll try them out next weekend :)

I was going to mention this the other night but forgot. While I was driving home from work on my birthday, listening to a radio station I don't normally listen to, they had a "on this day" segment and mentioned some people that had this birthday. Aside from Kieren Perkins and Kate Ritchie that I already knew about, it turns out that Hector Crawford and Peter Costello also share my birthday.

Hector Crawford, executive producer of such cool shows as The Flying Doctors (mmmm Peter O'Brien yummm) and the Henderson Kids (mmmm Alex Papps yummm), and lots of other classic Aussie drama was born in 1913.

Peter Costello, the current Australian treasurer, was born in 1957.

And armed with that thoroughly useless piece of information ....

Along Came Polly

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Finally watched Along Came Polly tonight. This was one of the movies on the plane on the way back from america in 2004. Mum watched it, but I think I was watching the second half of Return of the King or something. Not too bad, for a Ben Stiller movie. Or maybe it was just the wines I had... heheh .. and never realised that Jennifer Aniston's nose was that big... hrm.... heheheh ...

ok sorry .. ;)

um

also didn't realise that Hank Azaria was Claude until looking at IMDB just now... and Alec Baldwin was looking old....
ok so it really all was very silly :)
but then, it was a Ben Stiller movie... :)

ok I should shut up now.. :)

Two new blogs

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I've found two new blogs to read.

Well it started with me clearing out some old emails off my mail server, and I found a couple from Gary about how to find blogs etc that link to your own. In the course of looking through them I found two new blogs that link to me:

Manaz - another IT geek from Sydney who keeps fish (I have a feeling I might have seen this blog in a previous incarnation...)

Did I Ask for Fries? - a medical student who *used* to be in IT :) also from Sydney

Event ID 1023

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So one of my servers started giving these Perflib errors after windoze updating it last night:

"Windows cannot load extensible counter DLL PerfDisk, the first DWORD in data section is the Windows error code."

Every minute. Quite irritating.

After doing the usual searches of Google and Microsoft and finding *nothing*, I begged James for help. His suggestion: run exctrlst.exe, untick the PerfDisk one. Wait. Retick.

So far nothing new in the event logs.... *crossed fingers*

Birthday Food

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Breakfast was some cereal. Don't actually know what it was. Whatever looked interesting and was on special when I bought it.

Morning tea was yummy chocolate cake George made for last night but ended up at work as leftovers.

Lunch was stir-fry satay chicken from the Thai place near work, thoroughly delicious, Luc's shout.

Afternoon tea finished off the cake. Well, I had help of course. Any food left in our office gets devoured. Although I did give have to convince a few people the eat the last pieces so it wouldn't go stale overnight.

Dinner was scotch fillet steak and mustard, with mushrooms fried in garlic and peas and corn, with my last Cadbury Creme Egg from Easter for dessert.

Overall not a bad day. Except for generalised feelings of depression in the morning from a world that's just gone crazy, and missing my boy ....

So where were we? Yesterday .. never quite got around to blogging....

Stu and I were having a lazy Saturday morning when the little brother called up and said did we want to use my Sizzler 25% off voucher this weekend. The problem being we couldn't do Sunday at all, they couldn't do Saturday night, and couldn't make it to our end of town for Saturday lunch. So we went out to meet them at their end of town :) As per usual I didn't get anywhere near my fair share of food, having a small stomach and all. I had some nice barramundi (although not quite as nice as Friday's $7 salmon :) ). But they did get me a wayyyyyy cool birthday present - the first two seasons of MacGyver on dvd - me a happy girl :) After lunch went with Yvonne to check out her work, and then via some pet stores and back home. Saturday night was just watching dvds of Star Trek and Toy Story 2.

This morning went to church for Rachel's baptism, followed by a lunch afterwards. Then came home to collapse for a while before heading out to Alan and Marylon's for dinner. Had a go at six-person hand bells (12 bells), which was pretty cool, although people kept forgetting where they were up to .. I was just following my sheet in front of me and didn't have too many problems. Needed someone not ringing to call numbers tho.. heh

Now just need to wait and hear if the boy made it home safely .....

Friday!

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So the boy came up last night instead of tonight, so that we could go to Ikea sans-crowds today. Well the mission was considerably more successful for him than me, and he has credit card receipts to prove it. Me, I just scored half a dozen wine glasses for $5, and they're very nice, made in France even (as opposed to cheap glasses made in China which would have been much crappier). I also scored a fantastic salmon and vegetables dish for lunch for just $7!

On the way we meandered around Olympic Park, and I wanted to take some photos of the water feature that was the Olympic Flame that Cathy Freeman lit in 2000.

Olympic Park water feature

On the way back we went to Strictly Aquariums and Stu got four little tanks that he wants to use for killifish breeding.

This afternoon we drank peppermint tea while watching Star Trek, then had the most divine roast chicken and watched general bits and pieces on telly, including a bunch of Star Wars characters do this song (including Chewy on drums in apparently no synch whatsover with the sound) ...

Stu brought up some guppies, they're still alive... wonder how they'll be in the morning......

Eggies

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My kribbies at work laid more eggs yesterday! I'm pretty sure it was yesterday as I looked in the morning and couldn't see any, but then again in the afternoon and there were eggs! yayyy. There are only two of their original babies left in the tank, and three in the baby chamber. The ones in the baby chamber aren't anywhere near as big as the free swimming ones are. Too much of their life lived in fear with no parents I guess.. heh

Mama krib taking care of her eggs

I also noticed papa krib picking at a dead guppy. Don't know which guppy. I always did have too many males.... Definitely have too many kribs in this tiny tank though, does anyone want some? They're cool to breed..... cc...? :)

My scode thingie is back *yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy* :):):):)
And all it took was to stand behind Marc and beg heh :)

Of course then it took me ages to figure out why it was still allowing comments through even with the code enabled.. the same problem as I had trying to make the text hack work .. was getting terribly frustrated.. and then I remembered... that code never worked with mt-blacklist enabled, because it uses a different version of the Comments.pm file. Once I disabled mt-blacklist again, it started working yayyyyy :)

*bounces*

No GD

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No response to my request for Perl GD.

And my attempts at hacking my own version failed abysmally.

*sigh*

I'd forgotten how intolerable comment spam is. And it's worse these days. You rarely get the same thing twice, and there's stacks of "nonsense" comment spam that actually doesn't spamvertise anything. It's just there to be annoying.

And I'm very annoyed.

14 minutes

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That's how long it took the comment spammers. *sigh*

Grunties

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They moved everything to a new web server last week. All fine and dandy, except that the Perl GD module is not installed on the new server, so my comments have been broken since Thursday. Grunties.

I've had to disable the scode comment thingie for now until they either install perl GD, or I can find something different to use. I might check in with Neil, he was doing some research on it. Or I might just write something basic of my own. Just have a word printed that people need to type in. That'll still stop most of the bots....

A few weeks ago I decided I wanted to have all my Harry Potter lego out, with the logo mosaic, so I could photograph it and put it all away again. Well yesterday I finished building them all, but needed somewhere to lay it all out. Last night I finished clearing my study floor.

Study floor cleared

This morning I vacuumed, and laid out the train tracks. I connected the tracks up to mains and with a bit of fiddling managed to get the train moving. I've never had an electric set before, and even with this set, I'd never gotten it going the first time around because I bought the set from Germany and it had a European power plug. I didn't get a converter until after I'd already put it away the first time.

There are actually three copies of the Hogwarts Express. Only the third one is motorised and designed for tracks. The wheels on the other sets are fixed and so don't work on the curvy rails. So I got some wheels and mountings for them off Bricklink and so now I have an engine with three carriages - very cool!

Hogwarts Express in motion

Then I brought in the rest of the sets from the living room where I'd dumped them while i was building them.

And laid the whole lot out.....

Harry Potter lego collection

These are the "London end" sets -

London end

These are the castle sets -

Hogwarts sets

And the grounds/lake/Hogsmeade sets -

Grounds and Hogsmeade

Then I had fun with some closeups....

Hagrid in his hut

Dementor

Basilisk

Fluffy

Snape! Snape! ohhhh it's a Snape...

Harry riding Buckbeak

The next time Stu is in town, I'll get him to help me move the mosaic and photograph the whole lot together (will post an update then)

All my Harry Potter lego, with the Hogwarts logo lego mosaic

Brownies

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I was once a Brownie. I've been trying to remember the names of the groups Brownies were divided into. But I've had a few too many wines I think to be coherent in my searches :) I only started looking because I've been watching the special features on Strictly Ballroom (a movie I *love*), which feature a whole stack of ballroom dancers, including one family which had a daughter in her brownie uniform.

Maybe I'll have a look tomorrow... :)

This is cool, a list of most hated things... heh.. from Woosang:

MOST HATED...

FRUIT: Avacado maybe...
CANDY: licorice
BEVERAGE: coffee
COLOR: khaki
TOWN/CITY: LA is a pretty ugly place most of the time. Has a few good amusement parks though
TV SHOW: Maybe late night Rage when they have boring guest djs who put on boring songs
ASPECT OF MYSPACE: it poisons google searches
ASPECT OF INSTANT MESSENGER: with msn, that it doesn't save a session until you close it cleanly - if your computer crashes you could lose a whole night's conversation
ANIMAL: hyena maybe??? or spiders...
INSECT: mosquito
SEASON: winter when it's cold and dark, although it's good for the snow.. :)
AGE OF KIDS: teenagers

...WHAT ANNOYS YOU MORE THAN ANYTHING WHEN...

DRIVING?: people who push in
GOING THROUGH DRIVE-THRUS: people that have no idea what they're ordering, or order something so big it takes you fifteen minutes sitting behind them to get through, and you can't escape backwards if people are behind you
YOU'RE AT THE MALL: crowds
SLEEPING: having to wake up in the dark in the morning
SHOWERING: in Canberra, it's definitely getting dry in the frreeeeezing cold
YOU'RE AT THE BEACH: sand in your cossies .. I guess some beaches that isn't such a problem ... ;)
YOU'RE AT THE GROCERY STORE: having to take my backpack off my back so they can check it
COOKING OR BAKING: cleaning up

HOUSEHOLD CHORE DO YOU HATE THE MOST?: washing up
WAY TO DIE?: maybe being burnt or eaten alive...
WHAT'S THE MOST ANNOYING HABIT IN OTHERS?: anything involving bad personal hygeine
WHAT IS YOUR WORST HABIT?: no comment ;)
WHAT FASHION TREND (PAST OR PRESENT): a recent one is the jeans that have pre-worn areas like someone spends their whole life rubbing their thighs. Talk about a fashion disaster.
POPULAR SONG (PAST OR PRESENT): Groove is in the Heart (although I hated the video clip more)
WORST PART OF YOUR JOB: the stress when things break
WORST PICKUP LINE YOU'VE GOTTEN: don't know that I've ever gotten one.. I don't get out much..
WORST THING ABOUT HIGH SCHOOL: fitting in
WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE MOST ANNOYING THING ABOUT GIRLS?: bitchiness
WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE MOST ANNOYING THING ABOUT GUYS? obsession with sex

Also from Dave

What time is it? 8:11pm
What is your name? Kazza the Blank One
Any nick names? As above :)
Mother�s name? Mum!
Dr. Pepper or whiskey? Whiskey (with coke though)
Body piercing? Just my ears
How much do you love your job? Lots
Favorite vacation spot? Lord Howe Island
Ever been to Africa? No, but maybe one day
Ever steal any traffic signs? Nah
Ever been in a car accident? Yeah a couple
A, B, C, D, DD cup size? er..
2 Door or 4 Door? 4 door
Favorite pie? I dunno.. I like the more exotic berry types...
Favorite number? Don't really have one
Favorite movie? Varies over time. Don't really have one at the moment
Favorite holiday? There's been so many...
Favorite food? Roast pork perhaps
Favorite day of the week? Saturday
Favorite brand of body soap? Whatever......
Favorite TV show? Maybe MacGyver
Toothpaste? Colgate
Favorite smell? Roasting meat...
What do you do to relax? Watch movies, be with Stu
Message to your friends reading this? Good morning!
What do you do when you are bored? Play poker
What do you enjoy receiving? Money, presents, etc
Furthest place you will send this message? Won't be sending it anywhere, but people on the other side of the world will see it
Who will respond the fastest? *shrug*
Least likely to respond? Dave, since he's already done it :)

Suck Day

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So reconfigured nlb on the production servers yesterday. Things were mostly ok, but a bit odd, but nothing that appeared to be a deal-breaker. So then today enabled the firewall. And all the wheels fell off. But turning the firewall off didn't help - nlb was properly broken. grrr. And the test servers, which were working perfectly last week were also broked. Same sort of problem. So had to remove nlb from production until we could schedule more time to fix them. And then the dude from Microsoft called back to say that actually firewalls on nlb servers is not a supported configuration. Good to see that Microsoft don't support securing their servers in a variety of configurations (including on domain controllers).

*sigh*

Meme Night Part I

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From Dave

Have you...

( ) Smoked a cigarette. Nope
( ) Crashed a friend�s car. No
( ) Stolen a car. No, but have had my car stolen
(x) Been in love. Yes
(x) Been dumped. Yeah, although we got back together shortly afterwards and it took me over a year to get rid of him
( ) Shoplifted. No, but I did steal some chalk from kindergarten once and then had to lie about where I got it, and it turned me quite off lying/stealing heh
( ) Been fired. Nope
( ) Been in a fist fight. No
( ) Snuck out of your parent�s house. Nah
(x) Had feelings for someone who didn�t have them back. Haven't we all?
( ) Been arrested. Nah although have done a few things you could be arrested for.. ;)
( ) Gone on a blind date. No, but I did send two of my friends on a blind date, and they ended up getting married
(x) Lied to a friend. Not deliberately, but have probably stretched the truth on occasion
( ) Skipped school. Nah I was a goody-two-shoes
( ) Seen someone die. Only on tv shows/movies/docos
(x) Been to Canada. Yes, it was lovely
( ) Been to Mexico. No
(x) Been on a plane. Yep, totally love it
( ) Set a part of yourself on fire. eeek, no thankfully
(x) Been skiing. Yep, love it, but it's expensive and I have noone to go with
(x) Met someone from the Internet. Yes a few times
(x) Been to a concert. Yep
(x) Taken painkillers. Yes
(x) Love someone or miss someone right now. Stu .. so far away ..
(x) Laid on your back and watched cloud shapes go by. Yep
( ) Made a snow angel. I don't think I ever have, but have taken photos of kids making them
(x) Had a tea party, pretend or otherwise. When I was a kid
(x) Flown a kite. Yeah but not in like 20 years
(x) Built a sand castle. Yeah, but again not in ages
( ) Gone puddle jumping. Over or into..? :)
(x) Played dress up. When I was little mum had some old clothes we could use
(x) Jumped into a pile of leaves. Probably, although huge piles of deciduous leaves aren't that easy to come by in Sydney
(x) Gone sledding. The funnest time was probably when we went to the snow when I was about 12 and we tobogganed on cafeteria trays :)
(x) Cheated while playing a game. On the very rare occasion I've maybe glanced at cards that haven't been held up properly.
(x) Been lonely. Too much of my life
( ) Fallen asleep at work/school. Nah
( ) Used a fake ID. Nah
(x) Watched the sun set. Yeah. I love sunsets.
(x) Felt an earthquake. Well technically I didn't *feel* the Newcastle earthquake, but I was in a newsagent and heard all the shelves rattle
(x) Slept beneath the stars. I had my head out of the tent one time in Central Australia. My brother slept outside that night. And then it rained.
(x) Been tickled. Yes, but thankfully I'm not as ticklish now as I used to be. And Campbell and Striker are much more ticklish :)
(x) Been robbed. My car once, and stuff from my car a couple of times, but not mugged
(x) Been misunderstood. Yeah
(x) Petted a reindeer/goat/kangaroo OR jackalope. What's a jackalope? Have petted the others though
(x) Won a contest. Yeah but not many
(x) Run a red light/stop sign. I've occasionally gone through stop signs without coming to a complete stop. Especially the one at the end of my street that used to be a give way sign.
( ) Been suspended from school. Nope
(x) Been in a car crash?. I was in my parents new car when it was run up the back of, and with Luc once when he bumped into someone from behind. Oh yes, there was the time I broke a blinker light crashing into someone who I thought was going to make the turn but then they changed their mind and stopped again.
( ) Had braces. No
(x) Felt like an outcast/third person? Again, far too often
( ) Eaten a whole pint of ice cream in one night.No
(x) Had deja vu. Sure
(x) Had deja vu. .. :) (I liked Dave's responses of a glitch in the Matrix)
(x) Danced in the moonlight. Probably
(x) Liked the way you looked. Sometimes bits of me
(x) Witnessed a crime. I witness illegal activity all the time on the roads, some of that is probably criminal
(x) Questioned your heart. I guess so?
(x) Been obsessed with post-it notes. I have all these different colours...
(x) Squished mud through your bare feet. Yeah, but I prefer not to get dirty
(x) Been lost. Yeah
(x) Been on the opposite side of the country.Yep, went to Western Australia in 1984
(x) Swam in the ocean. Yes
(x) Felt like dying. Yes
(x) Cried yourself to sleep. Usually I run out of tears before I actually fall asleep. Have woken up with red eyes a few times though
(x) Played cops and robbers. Maybe
( ) Recently colored with crayons. Crayons.. not recently .. although coloured pencils I have...
(x) Sang karaoke. A couple of times
(x) Paid for a meal with only coins. Sure
(x) Done something you told yourself you wouldn�t. Yeah
( ) Made prank phone calls. Nah
( ) Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose? Don't think so
(x) Caught a snowflake on your tongue. Yeah I think so
(x) Danced in the rain. Dunno.. maybe...
(x) Written a letter to Santa Claus. Not a formal letter, but we did ask him to deliver a present from our place to my great grandmother's place. Strangely enough he didn't and left a return note that Rudolph was too tired to make that extra trip.
( ) Been kissed under the mistletoe. Nah
(x) Watched the sun rise with someone you care about. Do my parents count..? heh
(x) Blown bubbles. Bubbles!!!! bubbles bubbles bubbles! My bubbles.
( ) Made a bonfire on the beach, at the lake. Don't think so
( ) Crashed a party. Nah
(x) Gone roller-skating. Yep, and rollerblading
(x) Had a wish come true. Probably
( ) Jumped off a bridge. No

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IT geek, originally from Sydney, moved to Canberra in 2007. Married to "the sweetie", aka Stu. Prolific photographer, Lego junkie and tropical fish keeper.

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