How was your day dear?: August 2005 Archives

Got him!

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Caught a student using a bit torrent program today. Finally actually caught one red handed. Was very exciting. Had security guards and everything turn up. Totally freaked him out I'm sure. Hopefully he'll pass the message on that that sort of behaviour is not on.

The decision of whether to lunch with Jim/John got put off for another day, as they didn't do lunch today anyway.

And I had another "idea" today which was a little scary. Although it turned out to not be quite as an exciting an idea as first thought. Oh well.

Gosh this weekend has felt quite long. And not even 48 hours have passed.

Friday night was a CIA outing to Courtney's in Parramatta. Food was delicious and the service was excellent (we basically had the place to ourselves). Had quail and snapper and rich chocolate and wine and really ate far far far too much. It was a good night out, but trains really really suck at 11 at night, and it took two full hours to get home. Yay.

Saturday in between getting $100 cash back over three years from Energy Australia and having a powered smoke detector installed, I spent several hours chatting with Stu, which was fantabulous.

Went to the parents for a lamb roast on Saturday night. They of course started asking me about Stu, which was inevitable. My mum did say that even though they didn't get to know him very well last weekend, they trusted my judgement, which I thought was kinda nice. They also asked again *how* I used the internet to meet him, which I basically just didn't answer.. heh. I'd still rather they didn't read this. I guess one day they will find it and that'll be the end of that. Mum said she read one of my webpages .. I'm guessing it's my cia one, which I gave the address for at dinner last week, which doesn't have a link here. I didn't ask her *which* page she read, I didn't want to give her the idea there's more than one, so there's actually the slim chance she's already found this.

Plans for visiting Dave & Yvonne today fell through completely, so I thought I'd have a chance to talk to Stu some more, but he was planning to have Aurelius over, oh well. So thought I'd work on Project Declutter. Well was putting washing away and sun was streaming into my bedroom and it was all I could do to not just collapse into bed and have a siesta. Maybe I still will for a little bit...

Finished Google Earthing all the flights from my USA trip last year. Considering tackling the flyovers of the country I did in 2000 next :) In fact after looking through the pictures I took, I'm going to have a bucket load of fun doing it :)

The new series of The Mole started up tonight. One of the best ever reality shows they make. That and the Amazing Race. Totally love the Mole. I guessed who the Mole was in the first season, had a hunch for one of them, and got it completely wrong for another two. Hoping to do better this time around :)

And Lost finished off the season. Thanks to Dave's forewarning I was not disappointed with the rather lame ending. When you know to expect nothing, you don't get disappointed :)

Hoping to get to sleep before 2am tonight.


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Work. Meh.
Not helped by being quite depressed about sending my boy home last night.

Tonight while Stu was playing removalist for Aurelius, I kept myself busy catching up on blogs, doing the weekend's washing up, and giggling over entries on this funny page Yvonne sent me. The label in French on the laptop bag is pretty funny. This self-referential story is kinda cool, and I giggled all the way through this experiment with USPS.

And the damned llama song has been in my head all weekend. Damned flipping!! arghh!!

Here's a llama, there's a llama,
And another little llama.
Fuzzy llama, funny llama,
Llama llama DUCK!

Llama llama, cheesecake llama,
Tablet brick, potato llama,
Llama llama, mushroom llama,
Llama llama DUCK!

I was once a treehouse, I lived in a cake,
But I never saw the way the orange slayed the rake.
I was only three years dead, but it told a tale,
And now listen, little child, to the safety rail.

Did you ever see a llama,
Kiss a llama on the llama?
Llama's llama tastes of llama,
Llama llama DUCK!

Half a llama, twice a llama,
Not a llama, farmer, llama,
Llama in a car, alarm a
Llama, Llama DUCK!

Is that how it's told now, Is it all so old?
Is it made of lemon juice? Doorknob ankle cold.
Now my song is getting thin, I've run out of luck.
Time for me to retire now, and become a DUCK!


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Another lovely day today. Took Stu to church with me, and as predicted, the first thing people asked was "where do you live" and "what do you do". Honestly, can't people think of more original questions than that?? Oh sure they're just being friendly and all that (even if a little in your face as in the case of Mike), but it gets old really quickly.

Came home and had some lunch and a generally relaxing afternoon, before wandering out to a luggage store to look for backpacks, and then I took Stu to work to show him my office and our servers. Wandered back home again and just hung out some more while I did a small lamb roast (which turned out quite well for a first time effort).

And then it was time to take Stu to the airport. Feeling quite flat now. My house feels quite empty without him :( Dreading the thought of going back to work tomorrow. Don't have the energy or inclination to clean up after dinner, the cockroaches can have a feast if they want :/

<puts the llama song on while getting ready for bed> (had that damned song in my head all weekend.. thanks arian .. not .. ;P )

Today was perfectly pleasant. Slept late and did a whole lotta nuthin. Stu gave me a cool birthday present - a Logitech webcam, which we tested successfully with Arian. In the afternoon we made a pilgrimage to the aquarium and then to the shops to buy meat and beer. Then onto James & George's for a bbq birthday dinner thing. Dinner was great, and Dave & Yvonne fairly successfully took over most of the conversation ;) although my brother could of course be trusted with dropping not-so-subtle hints.. ok *blatantly telling* some people about my new bed and my blog. Honestly, little brothers, who'd have em? ;) <Considers chmod 700ing my blog in case the parents really do decide to go do a google search on kazza> Although I did throw them off the scent slightly when they asked what my website address was, and I said Dunno if that'll fool em :)


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So. Friday. What happened today? Nothing of any particular note, except my boy is here!!!! Somehow blogging feels so redundant at the moment.. funny that.. Sleepie time now methinks, don't expect to see much of me this weekend heh


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  • Felt like I was in over my head at work with the CMS, which is due for soft release next Friday
  • Avoided real work most of the day by fluffing about with upses and what we're going to do with them
  • Went on a shoe-shopping expedition at lunch. Went into four shoe stores and couldn't find a single pair of ladies lace-up boots. Well actually I did find one pair, but they were too small. *sigh*
  • Redid all the Google Earth points I did yesterday, this time saving regularly
  • Meat for dinner with James & George followed by watching Jason Isaacs, er, Harry and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Went to bed far too late :)

  • 100000

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    So I turned 100000 today. Bit of a milestone from 11111.

    Arian sent me the *best* present - 80 pictures of Stu, only a few of which I'd seen before. That was last night. Went to bed in a ridiculously happy mood. Woke with a similarly inflated mood (although subdued a little by an alarm waking me up in the middle of a brilliant dream about Stu).

    The day was just gorgeous and my happy mood carried me through the entire day.

    Ate far too much. A roast pork with crackling and apple sauce for lunch with the parents and Dave & Yvonne, followed by roast chicken at Alan & Marylons. Two birthday cakes, mmmmm. The big lunch meant all the wine I drank at dinner didn't really go to my head too much, but feeling suitably relaxed and happy anyway.

    Even got some quality time in with my boy this weekend which made me very happy.. and all the pictures were really icing on the cake (both of them ;) )



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    By Jupiter!

    I had a great long list of things I wanted to do this weekend.

    But I bludged in front of the computer most of the day (it wasn't my fault, Stu and Arian were online!)

    I did manage to wash some sheets and towels.

    And top up fish tank five.

    And wash my hair.

    But I still need to do a thorough gravel vacuum in tank 5, even if I have to filter the water and put it back in again. Not sure when though, tomorrow is going to be busy.

    Last time Jupiter was this close to the moon I was kicking myself for not taking a picture of it. So when I saw it again on Wednesday night I took a couple of snaps of it. 1/200th second, f2.8, handheld out the front of George's place.

    Bits and bobs

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  • Got woken up before 6am by Gamera having a spack
  • Finally started integrating my database into the new cms at work
  • Ate too much all day
  • Finalised birthday plans
  • Watched Philosopher's Stone with George
  • Got too bed far too late for my level of tiredness

  • Peace

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    I felt strangely at peace today. Of course a solid 8.5 hours of sleep helped immensely. But unusually I wasn't stressed about being late for work or adding 15 minutes to my trip by crossing to the other side of the road to get petrol (a trip which involves crossing the highway twice and three sets of traffic lights), or crazy people on the roads, or the impending deadline for our new website (which Peter is much more stressed over than anyone else). I felt vaguely like there is much more to life than day-to-day trivialities. That Stu is probably the only thing of any real importance in my life at the moment, the only thing worth worrying/caring about. I had all these ideas about some sort of profound blog entry about it all, but two sentences was about as good as I could get it, heh.

    I did get moderately stressed out when I spent most of the day trying to get one thing done that should have taken an hour or two, but blew out to four or five after interruption after interruption after interruption. I was getting ready to disconnect my phone and shut down icq just to get some peace.

    Spent the evening catching up on blogs, chatting to Arian and half watching reruns of CSI and will wander off in the general direction of bed shortly.

    .. oh I forgot.. I also spent a couple of hours after work today flying up and down the coast on Google Earth, marking out points where I took photos out of the plane. And only did about half of them too :)

    1000km commute

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    So when Aurelius came over last night, we went and hired Garden State because Stu had seen it and liked it. It's one of those rather odd movies, quirky and funny but kinda sweet. Then we took Aurelius home to Will & Javaira's and came back and crashed out.

    This morning another sad farewell, although not so sad because it's only two weeks till he'll be down for our birthdays. And then a thousand kilometre commute to work. Aside from the fact that it took most of the morning, the flight is only an hour and a quarter.. I could handle a commute like that. It's all the fluffing around on either end that takes up all the time. But I still think a teleporter would solve all our problems. Well at least a few of the biggest ones anyway :)

    Work was a writeoff. TTotM hit with a vengeance just as I got to work, and then I was just so whacked in the afternoon I couldn't keep my eyes open during a meeting on the new website. I'm sure I should have been paying attention, because I'm going to have use it for the project I'm working on.. but maybe Jim will do most of the hard stuff (given it's mostly in lotusscript).

    And then tonight, spent over an hour trying to decide what carpet and edge runners to put in all the stairwells. Good thing there were only four of us there, or we'd have never made a decision!

    And now, it's time for bed.


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    Just a few of them at the moment. Mostly on account of having to places on time at the crack of dawn.

    Must sleep. Will get five hours tops :/


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    So it looks like we're going to have to raise $30000 over the next few months to fire-safetyify the building. Yay. Meeting went for two and a half hours. Good thing I had a big lunch.

    Now if the notes servers let me I'm going to have an early night.

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