September 2018 Archives

I Like Traffic Lights

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ok I have not heard that song in 14 years

Since the last time I thought to listen to it....

James and George will be in town this Christmas so thought I'd finally finish reading a book I borrowed off James.

About fifteen years ago.

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The Giant Book of Science Fiction Stories was pretty cool.  Some interesting and good stories, some a little "huh?"  One had a similar premise to the movie Passengers, where a girl is woken up during an interstellar flight.  One about a population of earth so huge that not enough people could work, and people tried any way they could to get work.  Full of editing mistakes/typos though - the most I've ever seen in a book.  Enjoyable before-bed reading.

Seasons

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Autumn

Fun Run leaves

Red leaves

Orange leaves

Dark red leaves

Winter

Thick ice

Spring

Daffodil

Flowers

Rosemary flowering

Rosemary flowers

Cherry blossoms

Cherry blossoms

Not as Good as the Last

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Went over to Chrissie's for dinner on Friday.  It's been too long since I've seen them.  Didn't help that they were sick for like a month.  Aunty Di is coming down in the school holidays - mum you should get a slideshow together and come down.

Nathan seven months

Saturday was pretty much just house stuff all day.  I did make a lemon cheesecake that generally turned out well but needs a tweak or two on the recipe.  Just need to practise til I get it right ;)

Saturday evening we went over to Scott's so he could get a bit of practise with the pizza oven.  It turned out to be a slow process and by the time we got through three pizzas (two of them gluten free) we were quite full.  And there wasn't even enough cheese ;)

Pizza at Scott's (gluten free base)

Smoked duck pizza

Sunday just more house type stuff.  Did some food shopping and cooked pork belly for dinner.  Still not convinced by the recipe I've used twice now.  Tastes good but the crackling goes bubbly (and takes effort not to burn) and just isn't as good (and doesn't keep as well) as my normal method.  Watched Snatch because the guys at work said it was good, but I wasn't convinced.  I even struggled to stay awake through some of it..

Tonight I finished labelling day 16 of our East Asia trip, only three days to go.  And then I did a 500 piece jigsaw.  In an hour.  Whoops.

Rake vs NEXTDC

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So we were watching Rake the other night and the scene where the Americans with the girl's names had him on a factory floor and there's a NEXTDC out the window!! 

While bits of this season are filmed in Canberra, most of it is still filmed in Sydney (Cleaver's neighbours have a jacaranda tree, and they don't grow here).  Secret City is much the same.  In fact at points I was getting the two mixed up haha.

Meanwhile, here's the NEXTDC at Macquarie Park on the right, and the Orix building on the left the episode was filmed in.

Rake vs NEXTDC

Best Weekend

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Had the best weekend on account of it being a quiet weekend.

Friday night we watched Insurrection, which was a bit of fun but really just a long episode of Next Generation. Last night we watched Nemesis.  I guess we'd watched it at some point because I thought we'd watched throught movies I-X at some point, but I couldn't remember anything about it other than Data dying (although not remembering how).  Apparently I saw it at the movies fifteen years ago with Campbell and Striker etc.  Really need to be more diligent about logging random crap like that.

Yesterday we just did some food shopping then house stuff.  Today was just house stuff.  There might have been jigsaw time in amongst that.  Oops.

Yesterday I watched Oversimplified's take on the American Revolution, so tonight we watched The Patriot, like one of my favourite Jason Isaacs movies ever.  Except.  The music is by John Williams.  I've seen this movie like ten times.  How the F*&$ did I not know this already?????  Of course then I could hear it all the way through.  Mostly Harry Potter.  Basically, yes, I'm RETARDED.

Seems I never got around to posting these..

Canberra Balloon Fiesta 2018

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Countries Visited

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I did another one of these the other day just for fun..

Countries visited

1995

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So kapgar posted some pics from 1995 the other day and challenged the net to do the same.

So here's one of mine with a comparison to current day.

Kaz 1995 Kaz 2018

The first was taken at my boyfriend at the time (Hao's) 21st birthday in Melbourne in 1995.

The second was taken at my neighbour at the time (Kit's) graduation day in Melbourne in 2018.

Yes.  That is actually the same blouse. 

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Why? Why? Whyyyyy???

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Had a very frustrating afternoon yesterday.  Literally spent more time arguing with someone about doing doco than it ultimately took them to do it.  Whyyy????  Why do people not listen to me when I say doing things properly the first time saves more time in the long run?  *sigh*

But we watched First Contact last night which was a bit of fun.

So Saturday I did actually have a pretty good day.  The morning was mostly house worky type stuff, and the afternoon was mostly photo sorting type stuff, So Much Photo Sorting.  The idea being to group the majority of my "friends" photos together so that I can just burn dvds for people all at once.  I got through about two different sets of friends.  Partly. 

Just before 17:00 the little brother type person arrived and I was like, right, let's go shopping (the sweetie had only just gotten home and didn't feel like shopping).  So did food shopping for the evening and the week.  So much quicker with David than Stu haha!

In the evening went over to R&F's with the extended N-Gang for some lovely curries.  Was quite a pleasant evening and late, but not stoopidly late.

Sunday the sweetie went to work *again*, so David and I spent the entire day doing a 1500 piece jigsaw which was completely unproductive but pretty cool.  We finished it over dinner (of roast chicken).  I considered going to take fountain photos during the day but by the time I checked its running times it was too late.  Oh well.  Kit and Pete also came up for a while over dinner.

Last night the sweetie and I both slept terribly.  Even though we went to bed early, him not getting to sleep and me waking up and staying awake for hours took its toll.  Stu couldn't concentrate and ended up going home after lunch.  I would have gone too but had too many things to do, so struggled through the afternoon and took a bus home. 

Tonight ended up being a washing, beer and pizza kind of a night.  Way too early in the week for that sort of thing, but I knew I wouldn't be able to concentrate on photo labelling.  So at 19:45 I declare it bed time.

Also I was playing Candy Crush on the bus this arvo and hit the "five extra moves" button by accident.  There went another 10 of my gold, reducing me to 1 gold left.  I think I've used the gold I've collected on Candy Crush about twice deliberately, the rest of the gold has been wasted by phone upgrades or just ridiculousness like that.  I rage quit it and don't know that I'll go back any time soon.

Crazy Busy

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Insane week at work this week.  Task after task after task, and no time at all for project work.  Then 3pm Friday I had like five people all wanting things from me AT ONCE which I hate.  Still, it calmed down after an hour and a half or so..

I also finished scanning mum's photos of our trip to the US in 2004.  I was reading my blog of the trip and looking at all my photos as I did so, which was a lot of fun.  Man, dad drove me completely mental on that trip.  Very stressful.  

This week we've also been getting through more Anthony Bourdain as well as Star Trek VI on Thursday night and Generations last night.

Hoping to have some catchup time today, while Stu goes to work, on account of his work being crazy busy as well...

In other news.. green bin!!! green bin!!! green bin!!! green bin!!! green bin!!!  It came a week ago and got collected for the first time this week.  So exciting!!!

Labelling

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Have labelled hundreds of photos this week.

Well, on Monday and Wednesday.  Last night Ben came over with pizza to bribe the sweetie to help him with a job app :)  Was good to catch up.

Not much else, just some Anthony Bourdain Places Unknown.  And leftovers.

Monday to Sunday

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Crap.  I've done it again.  Sorry.

Mostly same ole same ole.

Did lunch with DC at the Labor Club on Wednesday to use up my birthday vouchers.

Thursday we watched Star Trek IV which made me all kinds of happy.

Friday we went to the Tipsy Bull for dinner, which was actually pretty cool, some very nice gins and very nice tapas style food.  Then we came home and watched Star Trek V.  It has some great moments, and the chemistry between Kirk/Spock/McCoy is at its peak, but the whole rest of the movie is .. well.. silly..

Saturday I completed the fourth part of the Disney behemoth (Saturday afternoon I put on The Jungle Book while I was finishing off the jigsaw - it was .. well.. silly..  I think I liked the "real-life" version better (ok so it's mostly cgi not real life)).  Then went to EffanC's for dinner, and Scott came too which was nice, but it was a very late night, and of course I woke up at 7am anyway, didn't I.  So was pretty much a zombie today.  Had brunch, then linner, and "dinner" was chips and ice cream while watching the first episode of Secret City, which was distracting on account of been-theres. heh

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