21 December 2006
Lokl = Laughing Out Krazy Loud
ie: when you laugh out loud and there's noone else home and you know if someone saw you right then they would think you're Krazy with a capital 'K' or when you laugh and laugh and can't stop because you start laughing at yourself laughing and the vicious cycle continues.
The other night Megs & I were chatting on msn and she mad a typo and instead of saying Lol she said Lokl. We decided it meant laughing out krazy loud and I've become obsessed with it instead of Lol.
Just so you know if I use it it's not a typo just my new fave word.
17 December 2006
I had my birthday a few weeks ago, it was pretty cool, I'd already gotten my big present (a new digital camera) when we were in Albury.
While we were in Albury we went to my friend Sarah's Wedding. It was absolutely beautiful, they're such a gorgeous couple and I know they're going to be happy. Sarah loves kids and does daycare & sunday school and stuff and she couldn't decide on a single flower girl so she had all the kids she knows and just told them to wear their best clothes and they all carried balloons and led her down the aisle, it was soooo sweet!
Mum & Dad took us & the MacMillans out for my birthday while we were down there (early but December is a really hard month to get everyone together) we went to this really cool little family run Italian restaurant, the food was delicious - we all ate waaaay too much!
Oh well, I'll talk more later!
Have a good Christmas if I don't blog beforehand!
04 November 2006
Last night i went round to a friends house & a group of us played 'Super Monopoly'. Super Monopoly is basically just monopoly but you play over 4 boards. It was so fun!!!
Here are the rules:
1. You play with 1 piece & can choose which board to start play on. Once you go fully around that board and hit go you switch to the next board clockwise in the square of boards.
2. If you land on free parking, you may switch to the free parking space on any other board or stay on the board you are already on.
3. You may build houses on a property if you own 2 out of the set, but can only build hotels if you own all 3.
4. All the different chance & community chest cards are shuffled so that there are cards from every board in each of the 4 chance & 4 community chest piles (1 for each board). You select a card from the board your piece is currently on, but if it tells you to advance to a certain property, you go to the property on the board that the card is from originally.
5. Instead of starting with $1500 you start with $4000 (Double normal break-up of notes + 2x$500)
I think that was all the rules we used. To make it easier to work out we used 4 different types of monopoly board (Original, Disney, Simpsons and Here & Now)
If I think of more I'll add it later (I just put it on here mainly so I have the rules again for next time - because once you play super you don't go back!)
30 October 2006
It's time for an update I suppose. A few weeks ago we went to Claire & Seths wedding, it was beautiful. We didn't get much of a chance to catch up with people at the wedding because we had to sit at a table with my parents (not that that's a bad thing but we'd spent the whole week with them already) so after the wedding we went to Nicks place with Chris, Carol, Eddie & John Nyman and watched the worst movie in the whole world (it was one of those ones where you keep watching because you think it's got to get better, but it doesn't, it just keeps getting worse) & ate pizza and had fun. On Sunday after church I went round to Amy's with Katie(yay I got to see Katie!!!), Deborah, Liv, Karin - Nick & Eddie turned up for a while but I think we were too hyper for them.
Yesterday was our Anniversary, I got a jewellery box, a pendant, a Rose & chocolates!
It's the first time since we got engaged that Justin has given me flowers. We went out for tea & watched a dvd too which was fun.
Last week someone crashed into my car on the way home from work, except for the car noone got hurt:
While it's getting fixed, Nick was nice enough to lend us his ute, which is fun driving around in a V8!
21 September 2006
I forgot International Pirate day the other day (19th) which also happens to be my dad's birthday - how cool is that!
So here's my contribution even if it is a little late... aar
My pirate name is:
Bloody Mary Bonney
Every pirate lives for something different. For some, it's the open sea. For others (the masochists), it's the food. For you, it's definitely the fighting. You can be a little bit unpredictable, but a pirate's life is far from full of certainties, so that fits in pretty well. Arr!
Get your own pirate name from piratequiz.com.
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12 September 2006
1. YOUR PORN STAR NAME:
(first pet and first street name)
2. YOUR MOVIE STAR NAME:
(grandfather/grandmother on your mums side, your favorite candy)
3. YOUR "FLY GIRL/GUY" NAME:
(first initial of first name, first two of your middle name)
4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME:
(favorite color, favorite animal)
5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME:
(middle name, city where you were born)
6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME:
(the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first name, first 2 letters of mom's maiden name and first 3 letters of the town you grew up in.)
7. Terrorist Name:
(middle name spelled backwards, your mom's maiden name spelled backwards)
("The", your favorite color, favorite drink)
The Purple Coke
19 August 2006
I got to babysit Makayla today! Megan was at my place today to say hello & return the phone she'd borrowed and while she was hanging out with us she got called in to work. Mike was out of town for work so I volunteered. We had heaps of fun, she's such a good baby, she slept most of the time and didn't even do a pooey nappy for me! She's getting so big she's almost doubled in size since last time I saw her!
27 July 2006
I'm going to Louth again! I don't think I had a blog last year so I'll have to explain. Louth is this tiny little town 80-100k's west of Bourke (or 450k's west of Dubbo) and every year they hold races (the horse type) and the town explodes from like 50 people (including the surrounding properties) to like 4 or 5 thousand. The races are awesome, rich people fly in on their private jets & chartered planes and they have this huge marquee (of which I'm not rich or powerful enough to enter) that has like waiters with bowties and jazz quartets. There's other tents but that's the swankiest. Anyway work helps out with the Fashions in the Field Judging (although it's not technically work related) but Cathy (who's like the Louth Veteran - she's been about 5 or 6 times) and I and Maryanne are all going out for the races. It's so much fun! I'm so excited. Here are some pics from last year:
This is the Finishing Post, the track is completely dirt (any grass that's there is gone by the time the first race is over)
This is the main street The big building there is the pub/general store
These are the toilets. They're on the back of a semi trailer with girls at one end and boys at the other. It's quite disturbing really.
1. I'll respond with something random about you.
2. I'll challenge you to try something.
3. I'll pick a color that I associate with you.
4. I'll tell you something I like about you.
5. I'll tell you my first/clearest/funniest memory of you.
6. I'll tell you what animal you remind me of.
7. I'll ask you something I've always wanted to ask you.
8. If I do this for you, you must post this on yours.
06 June 2006
I have to start work at 7 tomorrow which means I have to leave by 6.45am, which means I have to set the alarm for at least 5.45 to get out of bed by 5.55! That is just really really rude! I'm gonna have me some strong coffee tomorrow!
I got tricked into working it, the last I'd heard we were only opening at 8am tomorrow & thursday, so when my boss came last week and asked me if I could do the early starts I said "Sure, No Problem" Then I looked at the roster in his hand realised what had just happened and now I'm stuck with it!
Some of you people better come shopping tomorrow morning early!!! (it's the stocktake sale by the way) to make it worth it!!!! :(
25 May 2006
I've just come up with the best method for deciding who wins an argument:
Anyway, I think that if they UN used this method with warring nations the World would be a much more peaceful place.
15 May 2006
15 April 2006
I was tagged and this is my answer-
"We drove up there over 2 days stopping at every 2nd town in a park with a playground for a break for me (and so dad didn't have to put up with a complaining 7 yr old so probably a break for him too). "
1. Delve into your blog archive.
2. Find your 23rd post (or closest to).
3. Find the fifth sentence (or closest to).
4. Post the text of the sentence in your blog along with these instructions.
5. Tag five people to do the same.
& Anyone who reads this!
14 April 2006
Okay, ages ago Katie started a continuous Story, I can't remember who was involved but I think it might have been Me, Katie, Lami, Kelly & Deborah... anyway Katie & I finished it before she went to mercy and we were going to post it on our blogs but with all the excitement of her going we kinda forgot so here it is:
Once upon a time in the middle of the night five galahs walked to the plantation of cacti to have a tea party with the entire town of Mr Men and the Little Miss characters gatecrashed and Little Miss Bossy took over until the oldest galah finally yelled "Oy mate!! This is a garden party for sane people who eat meat, Mr Greedy is the sanest of all.
Miss Bossy in her Bossiest voice announced that it was time to dance the hokey-pokey, but Kelly objected strongly until the full moon came out of Lami's purple toe socks and the sun came out from behind the giant green mushroom with purple polka dots. The sun and moon argued about whose turn it was to shine which turned into a musical drama that was quite similar to Cats but with Dancing mushrooms flying through the sky tied onto random objects thrown precisely onto Zarna's boogey filled nose which wasn't that boogery when compared to a hippo's and her boogers weren't glow-in-the-dark unfortunately. Suddenly the bottle of tomato & onion flavoured sauce exploded on Claire's right little toe, and it looked webbed just like zarna's freaky toe that Deborah tried to eat because she thought it was cabanossi and then because cabanossi's addictive just like chocolate and coke she started a campaign to ban it much to the dismay of the leprechauns who were chasing after the rainbow who stole the absolute last piece of gold from their leprechaun pot that sat upon the little green hill. Now this was a sad thing because the Little Green Hill missed his mummy so much that he couldn't stand up anymore and he fell down and cried. "Why oh, Why can't I reach my toes?" he screamed to the unicorns standing by. They looked down and saw that he couldn't reach his belly button either. This distressed the little green hill very much. "To reach, or not to reach, that is not the question, because I'm not Hamlet, I am MacBeth. Out damn sun light-eth, and come upon my dark chocolate and make it a cadbury dairy milkshake with a cherry on the bottom of the glass not on the top because it seemed like a good idea to the pink unicorn who put it there.
Now the pink unicorn was different to the blue unicorn because only pink unicorns have magical fairy friends that help them do magical fairy stuff, like turning everything pink to purple and making dull things shiny. They used this magic every day to clean the floor, then dirty it again with their magic super fairy dust. Now, this might seem pointless but it was hard to clean it unless it was done with power off BAM products. Once the floors are clean, they dance around in circles to polish it with the magical polishing shoes they wear.
At the end of the day they met up with the narrator who tells them that the story has ended.
25 March 2006
24 March 2006
Crusher in his basket. Isn't he sweet?!? The blue thing next to him is 'Sharky' the toy shark, Sharky has already had one fin reattachment. He pulls him into his basket and then pushes him out and pulls him back in again for ages.
I had to use this photo instead of the one i took straight after coz it was early in the morning and he gave me dirty looks for waking him up with the flash. He sleeps with Sharky like this almost every night.
This narrow strip on the outside of our sliding door is Crushers favourite place to sit during the day. He half hangs off it or if the doors open lies across the sliding door track (which can't be comfortable) but he stays there for ages.
I promise I'll blog again another time and make it about stuff I've been doing that doesn't revolve around Crusher but right now he takes up about 75% of my free time
12 March 2006
We are proud to announce the arrival of Crusher our brand new 7 week old Chihuahua. We decided to call him a big sounding name to make up for the small size. Justin & Crusher
Me & Crusher, it's a dodgy photo coz he'd just climbed up my shoulder and scratched my neck. Plus I just look stupid in photos.
Crusher is still only on baby food coz despite the name he can't crush up the big stuff yet.
09 March 2006
Justin and I would like to announce the pitter patter of tiny feet soon to be heard in our house...
We have applied & got permission from our real estate agent to get a puppy! We are still uncertain what breed we are going to get but it won't be a huge dog as we only have a small back yard. I will keep you up to date on the puppy hunt and will post photos once we get one!
27 February 2006
My beautiful rat Leela died on the weekend of old age. They are only meant to live until 21 months old and she made it to 2 years.
We weren't allowed to have her at our old place and we'd only just applied to have her at our new place, so she'd been living with the Gould's for the last 12 months or so.
PS Claire has a blog. Go here Claire's Blog
24 February 2006
I found this cool game (well ok one of justin's friends found it and they sent it to him and he sent it to me but same diff) and it takes less than 15 minutes, it's a brain teaser kinda thing. Check it out when you have time:
anyway nothing much happening in my life at the moment except we've been in our new place (or had the keys anyway) for officially 5 weeks today and i still have a dozen boxes to unpack, that was the plan last weekend but... well... you know what it's like. I'm gonna have to do that this weekend I promise!
Have a good one
20 February 2006
14 February 2006
12 February 2006
I made pasta tonight for tea, not the dried supermarket kind, not even the 'fresh' latina fresh kind but the really fresh homemade kind. It was so yummy! We even had garlic bread (store bought) and a glass of wine, I cheated on the sauce though coz I bought a jar of carbonara stuff but I added extra diced bacon and extra mushrooms. I couldn't make the sauce too coz It took an hour and a half to make the pasta (admittedly half an hour of that was letting the dough 'sit').
But mmm pasta!
09 February 2006
Original Bat Bus Post
Ok, so I worked out how the bat bus could be in so many places at once! I found out the other day that the Bat Bus (which was only a trial and looks like it will keep going due to demand) was so popular that they needed 2 buses to cope with the demand and it wasn't really haunted there were just 2 of them. So I'm not going crazy, or maybe now I'm being haunted twice as much?!?!?!
05 February 2006
Thought it was about time for a proper post again on what I've been up to.
Well as you all know we moved to a new place the other week, I still have about 10 boxes to unpack but we're getting there. Rosemary our old next door neighbour came with her boyfriend to have a sticky-beak at our new place this afternoon so that was cool to see her again.
Last night we went to my friend Bec's 21st party in Parkes and stayed there way too late so we didn't get home to Dubbo until 3am, but it was cool getting to catch up with everyone because with the exception of 1 or 2 people it was our whole group from school and it felt all nostalgic and sappy. Before the party we went and visited my parent's and justin's parents and we got to see Claire coz she just got back from America about a week or so ago and she bought me Butterfingers!! Butterfingers are soo yummy they are one of my favourite junk foods but you can't get them here they are hard to describe but basically they're like a peanut brittle with caramel covered in chocolate. Claire bought her wedding dress over there and it is so pretty but I won't describe it in case seth reads this coz he isn't allowed to know what it looks like until the day. (nananinana I've seen it Seth and you haven't ;p ).
ok so I think i've bored everyone enough for today... bye!
31 January 2006
Yay I have internet again!!!
We finally got our phone connected so even though its not DSL like I'm used to (which is about a week away)it's still internet! I have felt so out of touch with everyone.
While our phone was out we found out last night that apparently people had been able to call in on some weird bizarre number that is nothing like the number we have. We've been checking the phone every day to see if they'd connected it yet by dialling some random number (ok not completely random, mum's, justin's work, my friends house etc but we picked who we were trying randomly) and it didn't work yesterday afternoon so when the phone rang an hour later we were wondering what on earth was going on. It was just a telemarketer but she was really nice when before she could even get the speel out about what she was selling and I asked her how she had called us and what number she used. Anyway by the time we worked out how she'd rung us she just asked me if I wanted Austar and when I said no she just said ok and hung up. Maybe I've found a way to get rid of telemarketers without having to yell at them and tell them for the 50th time (in one conversation) that you don't want their product.
27 January 2006
22 January 2006
|Your Inner Child Is Happy|
You see life as simple, and simple is a very good thing.
You're cheerful and upbeat, taking everything as it comes.
And you decide not to worry, even when things look bad.
You figure there's just so many great things to look forward to.
|Your Superhero Profile|
Your Superhero Name is The Battle Champion
Your Superpower is Artificial Intelligence
Your Weakness is Kittens
Your Weapon is Your Fire Crowbar
Your Mode of Transportation is Kayak
|Your Elf Name Is...|
|What Your Sleeping Position Says|
You are calm and rational.
You are also giving and kind - a great friend.
You are easy going and trusting.
However, you are too sensible to fall for mind games.
An Evil Pumpkin Face
You would make a good pumpkin bomb.
|You Are a Glazed Donut|
Okay, you know that you're plain - and you're cool with that.
You prefer not to let anything distract from your sweetness.
Your appeal is understated yet universal. Everyone dig you.
And in a pinch, you'll probably get eaten.
|Your Summer Ride is a Beetle Convertible|
Fun, funky, and a little bit euro.
You love your summers to be full of style and sun!
21 January 2006
Justin & Kristen are moving the entertainment unit at the moment, my beautiful wooden entertainment unit, they are having trouble getting it down the stairs, and I've been able to hear them talking about it and working out ways to get it round the corner etc, but now they've gone quiet, maybe they are really riding it down the stairs like a sled, just like they threatened they would. I'm going to go and check...
20 January 2006
Ok Dubbo has this bus that goes around on Friday & Saturday nights and takes people home from the pub for less than the price of a taxi & they go places normal bus service doesn't, anyway the bus is decorated up with sponsors names & bats all over it (hence the bat bus). Anyway they use it as a normal bus during the day and I swear every time I've got in the car to drive somewhere today it's been parked along the way with noone in it. I'm starting to think it's Haunted and following me around town.
19 January 2006
Ok, I know this is my 3rd blog in probably less than 3 hrs but leave me alone ok. I found this cool little survey that tells you what colour your blog should be. Apparently green was the wrong colour scheme for me but I like it and I'm keeping it.
|Your Blog Should Be Purple|
You're an expressive, offbeat blogger who tends to write about anything and everything.
You tend to set blogging trends, and you're the most likely to write your own meme or survey.
You are a bit distant though. Your blog is all about you - not what anyone else has to say.
15 January 2006
Deborah thought she could outdo me huh? I've got to blog again so she can't beat me!
So I may as well tell you bout whats happening with our new place now that I know.
We have an appointment on Friday (20th) to sign the lease and pick up the keys and all that. Mum and dad aren't available that weekend to help us move so they're coming round on Australia Day (Thursday) with the trailer so we can move all the big stuff (hopefully we'll get most of the boxes over there before then so we don't have to worry about any of that on the day). If we don't get finished on Thursday they'll come back on Saturday. After that we'll have to clean all the ridiculous places that in reality noone ever cleans like the tops of the kitchen cupboards that are 8ft off the ground or the tops of the lightswitches but for some reason real estate agents always check there and we'll hand the keys back for our old place on the 3rd of Feb.
Anyway better go keep packing - box count is now up to 16.
14 January 2006
I'm turning into my mother! aaaaaaagh!!!!
My mum is one of these people that the minute she learns that she's going to be moving she packs everything in sight, you sit still you get packed. I remember the first time we moved(technically the 2nd but I was less than 6 months old the real first time) when we left Albury, Dad had a job interview up in QLD and decided to let me have a week off school to go with him in case he didn't get the job so at least I could say I'd been to QLD. We drove up there over 2 days stopping at every 2nd town in a park with a playground for a break for me (and so dad didn't have to put up with a complaining 7 yr old so probably a break for him too). When we got there Dad went to his interview while I sat in the reception area with a brand new colouring book and pencils bought that morning especially for the occasion (so i didn't run wild and ruin his chances I suppose). Anyway they asked Dad to come back in 2 days later to find out if he had the job or not since he told them he was only visiting and it was when only Perry Mason had a mobile phone and it was as big as a normal one (old TV show mum & i used to watch when I was little). So in the mean time Dad & I went to the beach (I got to go swimming in my clothes because it was winter or early spring and in Albury that meant really low temps so we hadn't thought to pack swimmers) and we explored and found a town that we wanted to live in if he got the job. So anyway when we went back they told dad he had the job and gave him a start date for a few months later and I wanted to call mum & tell her but dad said we had to keep it a surprise until we got home or else we'd get there and all our stuff would be packed up in boxes.
I suppose my point is that we found out yesterday we were moving and I've already packed 12 boxes I would've packed more but we thought we'd have enough to keep us going for the weekend and we'd get more on Monday. Mum keeps teasing me that I'm turning into her and I think she might be right...
PS that holiday was also the first time I ever took a photo. Dad had brought his camera with him and on the way home we spent the morning at Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo (who would have thought that almost exactly 10 years later I would've moved here) and dad let me take photos of the Zebras (they were my favourites coz they were the only animals that started with Z. (or that I knew of at age 7)
I was flicking through random blogs by clicking on the Next Blog button - as I do rather regularly, I can read about complete strangers that I'll never ever meet for hours - anyway I was doing that and I found this on someones site. It was funny.
13 January 2006
12 January 2006
I bought these milk flavour straws from the supermarket. They are so cool, they have these flavour beads in them and when you drink the milk through them it goes all strawberry in the straw. Anyway nothing else to report except these things are cool they're like quik (or whatever they call it these days) in a straw.
11 January 2006
I've just found out I have at least 2 blog stalkers, and not the anonymous person who commented on the first blog stalkers post I think we can all safely say we know who that was, not mentioning any names... Katie!
One of my stalkers is in denial about her stalking and claims she can just tell me what she thinks rather than comment or that I'm too boring, we all know that isn't true!
The other one is my father-in-law - now what will i do if i ever want to complain about how horrible my in-law's are ;)
Anyway I think it's kinda cool that I have stalkers. I didn't think I would ever write anything worth stalking.
Have a good day
PS we apply'd for the place on Monday lunchtime and yesterday afternoon they were checking out our references so hopefully we will find out tomorrow if we get the lease or not.
08 January 2006
We might be moving, still within Dubbo but just to a slightly bigger (ok a lot bigger) place to rent than we're in now.
The photo isn't the exact one we're moving into but it's in the same complex (the "fontenay estate" or something equally as ridiculously posh sounding anyway). The one we're going into is the one up the back still under construction in the photo. (It's finished now it just needs the covers put on the light switches and stuff - that's how new it is).
Anyway it has a dishwasher (no more cranky Zarna when Justin doesn't do the dishes), and a 3rd bedroom (when people come to stay we'll be able to use our computers without having to move them to the coffee table in the lounge room), but the biggest thing for me is the storage space, there is a cupboard under the stairs that has almost double the space than our linen cupboard & laundry cupboard combined! Then on top of that it has built in's in 2 bedrooms and a walk in robe in the main bedroom, a walk in linen cupboard (I didn't even know you could get those), more kitchen cupboards (no pantry though). This all combined means no more cranky Zarna when there's mess everywhere and no-where to actually pack it away to! (so basically the whole house means Zarna is less Cranky - might explain why Justin wants to move there so badly even though he hates moving with a passion).
It's more rent (obviously considering how much better it is than where we are now) but we're still going to be able to save a ridiculous amount each month towards our own home. I just hope now that I've told everyone how great it is that they approve our lease application thingie. Shouldn't be a problem because Justin's rented through the agents before.
PS The only bad thing about it is it doesn't have a purple wall or bathroom like our current place (I'm going to miss that because it's all sort of neutral tones throughout)
05 January 2006
I was reading a random blog the other day (I love the next blog button at the top of the page) anyway this girl was talking about Blog Stalkers - people who regularly (or semi-regularly) read your blog but never comment so you don't know that they read it until one day you mention something and they say "Yeah I know I read it on your blog".
03 January 2006
My friend made a new yahoo id so that she could play games online without people trying to pick her up all the time. She called herself Wally Numnuts the 3rd (coz apparently there is someone out there called wally numnuts the 1st & wally numnuts the 2nd). Anyway so her husband made one too and he called his Guy Incognito the 3rd and I made one and I am Francis Niblick the 3rd (ooh yes as in Kerplunk, kerplunk whoops wheres my flibble).
Anyway nothing else to report, we're going to go and play yahoo poker online as guys now.