Fun Stuff: March 2007 Archives

From the archives of Kazza's life .....

You wake up face down on the pavement.

You put your bra on backwards - and it fits better.

Your birthday cake collapses from the weight of the candles.

You want to put on the clothes you wore home from the party and there aren't any.

You turn on the news and they are showing emergency routes out of the city.

Your twin sister forgot your birthday.

You wake up to discover your waterbed broke and then realise you don't have a waterbed.

Your car horn goes off accidentally and remains stuck as you follow a group of Hell's Angels on the freeway.

Your wife wakes up feeling amorous and you have a headache.

Your boss tells you not to bother to take off your coat.

You walk to work and find your dress is stuck in the back of your pantyhose.

You call your answering service and they tell you it's none of your business.

Your wife says, "Good morning, Bill" and your name is George.

Author unknown ... but troubled


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Feed meme

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As seen at Dave and Neil's yonks ago ...

Do you read blogs off of the list that is linked on your site or do you use a feed reader?
I used to read them off my homepage, but it just got too much, and so many sites don't update daily anyway
If so, what feed reader?
I use FeedReader but tempted to look at Google reader cause I always get so far behind whenever I go away for the weekend.
What about adding people to your feed reader?
I try not to do it too much anymore cause I have enough to deal with. But occasionally if something sparks my interest I'll add them.
What is your policy on adding people to your blogroll?
Most of the blogs in my feedreader are there, except newer ones or ones that I don't really feel part of (don't post often or I'm just a distant lurker)
What about deleting them from your blogroll?
Usually only when they die (the blogs that is :) )
Would you delete them from your reader and not your blogroll?
Not usually. I archive old blogs in feed reader, delete off blogroll.

Next creation

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This is my Nana's place. My mother's family home. Not completely accurate, but thereabouts. The roof was the most challenging cause I hadn't figured out how to do them yet. But found some cool tutorials which helped.

Nana's house in Google Sketchup

Nana's house in Google Sketchup

Misc meme

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As seen at Bren's a while back

1. Can you touch your nose with your toes?
er, lemme try. Yes!
2. Who were you with last night?
Noone, all alone with Mr Bowie :)
3. Are most of your friends in your life new or old?
Bit of a mix. Mostly old.
4. Do you like candy necklaces?
er, I suppose so. Don't know that I've ever eaten any tho.
5. Do you eat raw cookie dough?
Sure, but really only to lick the bowl/beaters
6. Pancakes or French Toast?
Pancakes. The one and only time I had french toast was at Dennys in Las Vegas in 1983
7. How do you like your eggs?
Sunny side up
8. Creamy or crunchy peanut butter?
Never liked peanut butter
9. Instant or home-made mashed potatoes?
Home-made. Instant is awful
10. Can you handle the truth?
Probably not. I hate not knowing though
11. What is the compliment you get from most people?
Nice hair
12. If you were another person, would you be friends with yourself?
13. Is anyone on your bad side right now?
14. Whats the best drinking game?
Never played one
15. Do you like your music loud or soft?
In the middle :) Depends what it is though. Some things I like cranking up loudish.
16. Do your jeans have rips, tears, and holes in them?
Yes. Way overdue for new ones
17. When was the last time you fell over or ran into something?
I fell over at work a few months ago tripping over crap on the floor
18. Whats the first movie that gave you nightmares?
I've been fortunate in my life to never get nightmares. But the first movie that would have (and I think did once) was Friday 13th I saw when I was about 11 (flipping irresponsible parents of a sleepover I went to allowed that one)
19. If you could sleep with one famous person, who would it be?
I wouldn't. A few years ago I might have said Jason Isaacs, and before that David Bowie, maybe a few others
20. Have you ever sung in front of the mirror?
Probably. I don't make a point of it though
21. Do you talk a lot?
22. Do you make up your own words?
Blurgle bloggle bling blong
23. Are you typically a jealous person?
Not the suspicious/mistrust sort, but I can get jealous of anyone that takes up Stu's time away from me
24. What is something you say a lot?
Are we having fun yet? It wasn't me I didn't do it? It's true I'm not lying.
25. What was the last movie you saw in theaters?
Casino Royale. It was really good
26. Deep Thoughts About Life and You in it?
er.. are we there yet? can I go home now?
27. Would you rather sleep with someone else, or alone?
With someone. Although admittedly sleep isn't as good as when alone
28. Who have you kissed on your top friends?
What sort of expression is that? Kissed on??
29. Do you still talk to the person you had your first kiss with?
Nah. It was a holiday romance and I never saw him again
30. Do you stay friends with your ex's?
Not friends with first, out of contact with second, still friends with third and with unofficial one
31. First Loves Are Never Over; is this true for you?
32. Think of all your exes. Would you take any of them back?
I'd probably take Guy back. Well that is assuming neither of us were in other relationships heh. None of the others though
33. What attracted you to your recent ex?
For the last official one, we used to hang out in a lab together on irc. Did fun things like playing ping pong in #netsex until we got thrown out heeh.
34. What didnt you like about your recent ex?
He often tasted like coffee :(
35. When was your last kiss?
A week ago in the driveway downstairs
36. Are you/have you been in love?
Yes (why bother asking that now after all the other relationship questions? heh)
37. Would you wear a boyfriend/girlfriends clothes?
Sure. Except Stu's completely don't fit me :)
38. What would you say if an ex said "I love you."
er ... okaaaaaay. Pretty unlikely to happen though.
39. Do you consider love a mistake?
40. What do you find romantic?
Um. I suppose just little things; treats; having him pay for things
41. Turn-on?
42. Turn-off?
Bad breath
43. Do you prefer knowing someone before dating them or just diving in?
I prefer to know someone first. Didn't quite work that way with Stu though, kinda jumped in with him :)
44. Have you ever wished it was more socially acceptable for a girl to ask a guy out?
er, not really, I don't think there's any problem with it, I just tended to lack confidence. Then I got old. I asked Stu out on our first (and really only) date :)
45. Have you ever been naked in a public pool?
46. Have you ever had sex on the beach?
47. Have you ever been cheated on?
48. Are you too forgiving?
I'm not forgiving enough
49. Believe its possible to remain faithful forever?
50. Do you feel pretty, and witty and gay?
er, not really

SketchUp Desk

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Well the plan was to dig out the house plans to my parents' house and make a 3D model of it in SketchUp.

Except I couldn't find the plans :(

So after much searching I gave up and decided to do something a bit simpler - my "hobby" desk. Which, even though about as simple an object as I could find, still took quite a long time to complete.

This is a relatively accurate representation of it...

Blue-grey desk in Google SketchUp

Google SketchUp

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Flipping heck, I don't subscribe to enough geeky publications to find out what's going on in the world.

I did a rather innocent search tonight for "a380 google earth" thinking there might be a remote possibility that one might have been captured so. And found Google 3D Warehouse, and the associated Google SketchUp.

Needless to say, I'm downloading it now :)

Opera House in 3D

Sydney Tower

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Small selection of the couple of hundred photos I took up Sydney Tower on the weekend.

The finger wharf at Woolloomooloo (Russell Crowe's apartment is at the left end). The Art Gallery is in the foreground, and the Queen Mary 2 was parked just behind when she was here
The finger wharf at Woolloomooloo and Art Gallery

Ships at the National Maritime Museum
Ships at the National Maritime Museum

Glebe Island Anzac Bridge
Anzac Bridge

Star City Casino
Star City Casino

Queen Victoria Building
Queen Victoria Building

Sydney Uni and RPA and King George V hospitals
Sydney Uni and RPA and King George V hospitals

Look mum I can see my house from here! No idea which building it is though
Look mum I can see my house from here!  No idea which building it is though


Australian Museum
Australian Museum


Sydney Football Aussie Stadium with Victoria Barracks in the foreground
Aussie Stadium

Sydney Cricket Ground
Sydney Cricket Ground

Coca Cola sign and William St (showing where I parked to see the Queens)
Coca Cola sign and William St

St Mary's Cathedral
St Mary's Cathedral

Hyde Park Barracks
Hyde Park Barracks

Pretty city
Pretty city

Tower shadow
Tower shadow

North Sydney
North Sydney

Sydney Googled

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Google have uploaded their high-res pics of Sydney taken on Australia Day.

The resolution is not as good as Las Vegas or Frankfurt (although in some places it's approaching it), but is still pretty good. Can see Alan & Marylon's house and car very clearly.

Alan and Marylon's place

The silly thing is half the buildings in the CBD are taken from the north and the other half from the south, so they meet each other in the middle in a big wiggly mish-mash.

Sydney mish mash

EDIT: the resolution on Bondi Beach is superb! Can see clothes (or lack thereof) on people :)

Here's the plane as it flew over

New blog

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Found "This Fare City" from a link from Dave today.

And was hooked instantly!

That girl tells the *best* stories about being a cabbie in Portland.

Go check it out, it's worth it :)

From Woosang

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1. Can you cook? Yeah, although I'm not very imaginative
2. What was your dream growing up? To be able to fly
3. What talent do you wish you had? That I could play the piano
4. Favorite place? Maybe Lord Howe Island. Soooo need to go back there
5. Favorite vegetable? Potato (so long as it has lots of oil and/or has been baked or fried :) )
6. What was the last book you read? Body Clutter by Marla Cilley and Leanne Ely
7. What zodiac sign are you? Leo
8. Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? Just my two ears
9. Worst Habit? Too many to mention ;)
10. Do we know each other outside of Livejournal? I don't believe in Livejournal ;)
11. What is your favorite sport? er...
12. Do you have a Negative or Optimistic attitude? Negative
13. What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me? Probably chat about crap
14. Worst thing to ever happen to you? Probably having my car stolen and later crashed
15. Tell me one weird fact about you I used to eat Nutella and muesli sandwiches (they were yummy!)
16. Do you have any pets? Lots of fish
17. Do you know how to do the Macarena? No
18. What time is it where you are now? 5:57pm - beer o'clock!! .. pity I've just run out of beer :(
19. Do you think clowns are cute or scary? Scary
20. If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be? My height
21. Would you be my partner in crime or my conscience? Conscience
22. What color eyes do you have? Greenish
23. Ever been arrested? No
24. Bottle or Draft? er.. either..
25. If you won $10,000 dollars today, what would you do with it? Go to Europe
26. What kind of bubble gum do you prefer to chew? er.. whatever..
27. What's your favorite bar to hang at? Don't really have one
28. Do you believe in ghosts? Not really .. but not saying that evil spirits don't exist in some form
29. Favorite thing to do in your spare time? Waste time on my puta or watch dvds
30. Do you swear a lot? No
31. Biggest pet peeve? Stoopid people
32. In one word, how would you describe yourself? Insane
33. In one word, how would you describe me? Vampiress .. heh :)
34. Will you repost this so I can fill it out and do the same for you? nah cause noone ever does my memes, but if you want to do it I can give you the code :)


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City buildings from Mrs Macquaries Road

Sydney Tower in silhouette

A pink and purple flower

And just a pink one

Dick's planes


Atlas Air

Some sky photos from John's place on Mitchell Road



The sky was a spectacular eerie yellowy colour tonight, pretty much impossible to capture on camera due to the white balance freaking out

Seen at Karla's the other week

1. When you looked at yourself in the mirror today, what was your first thought?
I don't really remember, I didn't really actually look at myself much and if I did I didn't have any earth-shattering thoughts :)

2. Do you read while you�re in the bathroom?
Used to, but not much anymore

3. What�s a word that rhymes with �fit�?

4. Favorite planet?
Saturn (aside from the obvious)

5. Who is the 4th person on your missed call list?
Bit hard to see missed calls on my Blackberry, but fourth last received call was from Stu

6. What is your favorite ring on your phone?
An ancient nokia one that used to go "beep"..............."dee-di-leep"..................."dee-di-lee-di-leep"........... it was very subtle and I could often pick it up without other people realising it had rung.

7. What shirt are you wearing?
My navy Millers tshirt

8. What were you doing 20 minutes ago?
Reading webpages (imdb I think)

9. Name the brand of shoes you�re currently wearing?

10. Bright or Dark Rooms?
Bright (unless it's night and the blinds are open)

11. What do you think about the person who posted this survey?
Totally jealous of her (living in Europe and regularly doing short trips all over Europe)

12. If you�re in a room with two beds, which one do you sleep in?
Shrug, don't much care, altho I suppose I'd take the one most out of the way

13. What were you doing at exactly midnight last night?
Sleeping I think

14. What was your last text message you received on your cell?
"Boy killi dead :-(" (ok so technically that was the second last received)

15. How do you like your eggs?
Sunny side up, scrambled or omelette good too

16. What�s a word/phrase that you say a lot?
"It wasn't me I didn't do it"

17. Who told you he/she loved you last?

18. Last furry thing you touched?
My hair?? The carpet?

19. How many drugs have you done in the last three days?
Five servings of EtOH; copious quantities of Sunset yellow FCF, Allura red AC, Sodium citrates, Disodium 5�-guanylate and Disodium 5�-inosinate (among many others); various animal proteins (mostly chicken); some lactose; various complex and simple carbohydrates; some DHA & EPA.. yeah quite a lot of them really :)

20. How many rolls of film do you need to get developed?
None, although I do have photos from two memory sticks to download off my camera

21. Favorite age you have been so far?
Shrug. 11??

22. Your worst enemy?
I only have one enemy that I know about, not mentioning any names

23. What wallpaper do you have on your desktop?

24. What was the last thing you said to someone�.

25. If you had to choose between a million dollars or to be able to fly?

26. Do you like someone?
I like lots of people, but especially Stu :)

27. If you could punch one person in the face, who would it be?
er, noone.. maybe George W

28. What is the closest object to your left foot?
My right thigh

29. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be.
My brain

30. If one thing about you could always remain the same, what would it be.
My health


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As seen at Dave's the other week

A- Available or Single? No, engaged to Stu :)
B- Best Friend? Stu
C- Cake or Pie? Pie (most fruits)
D- Drink of Choice? Orange juice
E- Essential Item? My digital camera
F- Favorite Color? Aqua blue
G- Gummi Bears or Worms? er.. worms mabye
H- Hometown? Sydney, Australia
I- Indulgence? right now, Doritos cheese supreme
J- January or February? Dunno. January probably - usually quieter at work, but too hot
K- Kids and Names? Don't have kids
L- Life is incomplete without�? Stu
M- Marriage Date? Dunno yet. Maybe October.
N- Number of Siblings? One
O- Oranges or Apples? Probably apples. I like oranges, but they are too sticky/messy
P- Phobias/Fears? Cobwebs
Q- Favorite Quote? Live long and prosper
R- Reasons to smile? Stu, I'm healthy, and got enough money to do some of the things I like
S- Season? Spring
T- Tag 3 people? I don't tag
U- Unknown Fact About Me? er.. dunno
V- Vegetable You Hate? Brussel sprouts aren't very pleasant.
W- Worst Habit? No comment :)
X- Xrays You�ve Had? My left foot, my chest, my teeth (don't have that one though)
Y- Your Favorite Foods? Roast pork with crackling, cheese flavoured potato crisps, my potato bake
Z- Zodiac? Leo


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Something amusing for an otherwise completely suckful day.

Kazza's "Boring Life Of a Geek" aka BLOG

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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