anonymoose_au: (Hey! Bitches)
11:24pm: Right so I've left writing this entry rather late - aka story of my life these days :OP - but I do at least have something intriguing to relate!

So yesterday did not start well, in fact there was a huge fuck-up, namely I never turned my alarm back on after Thursday and in my infinite wisdom I grouped Tuesday's and Thursday's alarm with the weekend so you can see where this is going.

I didn't wake up until 10 to 10am when I'm meant to be at work at 9:30am!! So there was a mad dash to get there, but even so I was a whole hour late. Fuuuck. This is like the third time this has happened to me, admittedly that's over three years but I feel like this isn't the usual sort of thing that happens to a person.

Anyway, to get back to the cake mystery - at work on Saturday there was a slice of delicious looking chocolate mousse cake. I had a little sliver of it during lunch, although my co-workers didn't notice it and thus didn't have a slice. At the end of the day I was severely tempted to finish off the cake, but since I was making cupcakes for Father's Day/Mum's Birthday I decided to leave it for my work colleague on Sunday.

Except...there was no cake in the fridge today! Like I distinctly recall putting it back in the fridge so where the hell did it go? Eventually it looked as if one of the librarians who was there yesterday must have eaten it, since the empty cake-box was on the fridge. Except...it was a different box! So the chocolate mousse cake and its box have disappeared! So weird...could the cleaners have taken it? Seems unlikely and where did the box go?!

Perhaps there's a Bermuda Triangle in the library kitchen, LOL.

Oh and after work I went ice skating after a stop at my house because I managed to leave my bag behind in my rush. And I finally got my beanie that my friend bought me because I was still battling my cold at the time. I paid her the 20 bucks for it and also ended up purchasing another cute Pusheen "I love Kitties" t-shirt at the actual Jay-Jays. I did get 10% since I became a member there.

Anyway, it's swiftly approaching midnight and I swear I mustn't be getting enough sleep so I best wrap this up, suffice to say dinner at Mum and Dad's place tonight with cupcakes for dessert was a yummy success!


I better be off then, so goodnight!

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anonymoose_au: (Arthur-Cartwheel)
11:28pm: There's not a lot to say about it probably, since all the competitiors have to wear white, but they've got a Frenchman playing and his got a bushy beard! LOL I've never seen a tennis player with a beard before! Actually that seems to be an athlete thing, I know body hair is the enemy of swimmers, divers and cyclists, but you don't see other athletes with them either. Hmm, maybe it's all the sweater.

In other news, I'm relieved to report that I've managed to get through a road block in my fan fic! I've been stuck on it for the past few days, but finally some inspiration hit. Yay, go me!

So I didn't end up updating yesterday after all because that's how I roll, but let it be said, it was a great get together for my cousin Mack's birthday. Some of his maternal cousins were there, who I don't think I've met before, interesting people.

I had a cheese burger with chips on the side (I also put the lettuce that was in the burger on the side, because who wants warm lettuce? Why is that a thing anyway?) Very nice, although the cheese could have been meltier, it's hard to find good cheese.

Mack liked the Google gift card my little bro and I got for him - which reminds me I forgot to give the little bro my bank details so he can pay me back, whoops! - and the card I made. I drew Mr Burns in his "Excellent" pose since we enjoyed the play.

Aunt Jo made a rather interesting cake with caramelised apple and...I'm not sure what else, not chocolate though, because my aunt doesn't cook with chocolate. But there was dollop cream to go with it so yuuum!

Plus let's not forget the fact I took a paid day off work, so yay!:O)

Anywho, it's ten minutes to midnight now, so I better go, I've got work tomorrow at 9:30am and I need to make sure I get the proper amount of zzzs.

Wish me luck with my story and goodnight all!

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anonymoose_au: (Brownies)
11:46pm: If only to use it for this entry in order to let you all know that the Mr Burns play was really cool! If a bit strange in the way all plays seem to be. It was a comedy though with lots of funny moments despite the post apocolyptic setting. Well worth seeing! :OD

Plus it was lots of fun hanging with my aunt, uncle and cousin, after the play we went to a pub to have dinner, which took ages to come but was most delicious.

Anyway...I see that I've got no time to actually update! Tsk, they've changed the Duolingo app so now you have to do the revision in a timed manner, speed is definitely not my strong suit - which I'm sure surprises none of you. :OP

So, yeah I gotta get my butt to bed, you know what happens when I don't get my zzzs!

I'll have a more complete report of things tomorrow...I hope.

Goodnight all!

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anonymoose_au: (Default)
11:37pm: Yep! It's that time of year once more. A time for church, Easter eggs and a roast dinner with the maternal side of the family. It was greeeat! :OD

The only not so great thing was I didn't get nearly enough sleep last night because I woke up in the middle of the night to my poor father hacking up a lung. He's had this cough for some weeks now, although he's been to the doctor about and apparently it's not whooping cough or anything, but still it's weird. Although according to him I was also coughing and woke him up!

I can only hope it was from the doona Mum gave me to sleep under, I think it was a bit dusty rather than a sign I'm getting a cold (knock on wood, I so don't need that shit), my nose is certainly still itchy. Most irritating.

Anyway, I'm not sure what to do because there's this amazing fanfic I've been reading and the author is going to post the next chapter soon, but soon is still midnight for me and even though I get to start an hour later than usual tomorrow morning because it's a public holiday this is gonna be a loooong chapter so I probably shouldn't start reading it...

Oh and I almost forgot! I've got the photo of my Pusheen swag uploaded! Feast your eyes on the adorableness! It's beautiful I tell you. Comments are welcome - of course I won't wear all of it together at the same time, that'd be a bit much, LOL.

Right, once again I've let the side down Meme wise, but there was a lot to distract me this evening, like the new series of Doctor Who and the fact that I finally finished this book I've been reading, that sure took a while, which is weird because it was a good book. Figure that one out.

But yes I gotta head off now.

Goodnight all!

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anonymoose_au: (Pinkie Pie Bounce!)
11:40pm: Yes indeed! And I was planning to upload some of the photos I took, but I got caught up watching Roger Federer kick the butt of Tomas Berdych in the Aussie Open and now my laptop's touchpad has decided to act weird on me, so even though I've downloaded the photos I can't resize them, which really needs to be done because they're super huge.

Anyway! Good news! Despite the fact it was kind of rainy today Mum, Dad and I were still able to go to Cockington Green, and although Mum decided not to go in with us Dad and I had a great time in there! I haven't been there since I was like 3 or 4 years old and since that time they've added a whole new section of International minature models of things like Manchu Pichu and Petra. I got quite a few photos as did Dad although he needs to send those to me.

After Cockington Green we continued onwards to Aunt Chris and Uncle Lawrie's place where they were taking care of a number of their grandkids (and step-grandkids), but they have a big house so it wasn't too crowded or anything. We had lunch which was a BBQ, which was very delicious although I was sad to see that the salad contained no iceberg lettuce! It seems when Auntie Chris bought some pre-cut lettuce at the supermarket it didn't include it - uncool lettuce people, uncool.

Then it was on the road to Sydney once more, and it looked like the rain was going to follow us, but fortunately it let up and once we got into Sydney the traffic wasn't too awful except for a brief bit on the M5 - which I think is known as the shittiest road in the city.

Anyway, I best wrap this up since like I said my mouse is being an ass.

Hopefully I'll have more details for you tomorrow.

Goodnight all!

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anonymoose_au: (I Don't Know...)
10:46pm: Which has decided in the last couple of hours to start hurting, which is a serious bitch because I don't have my knee brace or anti-inflammatory cream with me. Dang I hope it settles down by tomorrow...frankly I was more worried about my plantar facaiitis flaring up again, but perhaps I ended up favouring my left leg too much.

Anyway! Despite my knee soreness I'm pleased to report I went ice skating today! Hooray! :OD Although, the rink is smaller than the one at Macquarie, although the ice was really smooth! Although a bit harder than that at Macquarie, undoubtly because it was a coolish day - at least compared to yesterday and the rink doesn't have huge windows. :O) Dad did take a nice shot of me on the ice before he and Mum headed off to the nearby Westfield to do some shopping. Mum did critique me a bit :OP she says I should take some lessons to get the mechanism of skating done properly, she may have a point.

Anywho, after an hour of skating I bought a sausage roll at the Canteen before meeting Mum and Dad outside the rink so we could head off to the Versailles exhibition. There was a brief delay when I had to head back to pick up water bottle which I'd left behind, but we made good time, although we needed to park a bit far from the museum.

The exhibition was really amazing, Mum had paid for the audio-tour which was great because there was a lot more insight into some of the things on display. Versailles was one opulent place. We also met up with Auntie Chris which was great - although by then my foot was starting to hurt and I'd gone through the exhibition so after we had coffee/hot chocolate I took a look at the Australian Gallery and then took a quick walk through of the Versailles exhibit again before finding a seat.

Right, I do have a bit more to report, but it's 11pm so I got hit the hay, plus it's hard to concentrate with a sore knee. Bit of a shame as Marcus Baghdatis otherwise know as The BAG is playing Rafal Nadal at the Australian Open right now.

Oh well, sleep is needed so goodnight all!

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anonymoose_au: (Arthur- Awesome)
11:54pm: Yes indeed, I didn't update last night because I ended up staying at my parents' place and I didn't have my laptop with me - since staying over wasn't part of the plan - and I also had a rather nasty headache too.

In fact Dad also had a headache and even though we had our tuxedo t-shirts (which Mum thought were hilarious) we didn't end up going out to the golf club for dinner after all, which was a bit of a shame. However, Dad cooked sausages and made a salad, yum!

They also got me a card and an instant scratchie, but alas I didn't win anything, boo.

This morning, after breakfast I headed off home to get dressed in work appropriate clothes and headed off to the library, after coming back to set my recorder for the ice skating (I hope it recorded, I forgot to check actually!) and got there in time.

Work went well! We weren't entirely sure what would happen since it was so hot, but it was also cloudy so not really a beach day. As it happened we weren't too crowded, although there was an sketch club there.

After work it was off to my friends place, where we were joined by our other friend - a bit late since the day had cleared up so I guess people decided to go to the beach after all - but there was lots of fun to be had catching up and watching some interesting stuff one of the friends had downloaded.

Definitely gotta arrange to see the friends more!

Well, it's quite late now, so I better head off, I might need to go over and see the little bro's apartment tomorrow morning before work so I can't sleep in too much!

I bid you all goodnight!

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anonymoose_au: (The Moose is Loose!)
10:39pm: Indeed! A Merry Christmas to all and to all a Merry Christmas! Hope yours was/is as fun as mine was. :O)

So I woke up this morning at the grandparental abode and at least got to show them what I put in my Christmas stocking and also to open Mrs S's present, since it was a small one. I turned out to be a very nice locket with room to put a photo in. Except I'm not sure what photo that'd be! I've probably mentioned this before, but when I was a kid I had a heart shaped locket and the picture I put in there was...a drawing I made of Garfield, LMAO! Probably won't do the same with this one.

Anywho, as I think I might have mentioned yesterday, contrary to my belief the Christmas Party was being held in the Clubhouse in the retirement village my grandparents' live in, rather than at my parents' place. This meant that it was quite easy indeed for me to get there, which was great! What was not so great was I felt rather icky with a stomachache, kind of nauseous which was not fun! Eventually I took some Buscopan even though I had no idea if it was mid-ovulation related pain or what. Guess it was digestive though because not long after taking the Buscopan I felt way better, which was great because otherwise I wouldn't have been able to enjoy the delicious Christmas lunch or the swim in the pool afterwards! Good times, good times.

It was nice to see Emma, my niece again, she's a super-well behaved baby and barely cried at all despite the fact the room we were in was rather echo-y and it had to be a long day for a baby. Unfortunately we didn't open the presents until the end of proceedings when she did get tired so I didn't get to see her open my present. However, I am going over to the parentals tomorrow after work with Mrs S and perhaps they haven't opened it yet so perhaps I'll get the chance then.

I kind of forgot to take any photos though! Booo! Dad did though so perhaps I can get him to send me a few. :O)

Anyway I have to go to bed soon because I stayed over with M and Grandpa again, but I don't have the correct clothes for work tomorrow so I need to pop by home on my way to Mrs S's. Which means, even though I start an hour later tomorrow I pretty much have to get up at the regular time.

I got some good presents! From my Secret Santa - who turned out to be Grandpa - I got a green sunglasses case with money to buy the sunglasses I want to get (although this does mean I'll have to go to the mall at some point. Oooh deaaar.) From my godmother I got some nice perfume - Tommy Hilfiger (sp), I put some on after swimming in the pool, smells good! From the library a cookbook of desserts, whoo!

My family enjoyed the presents I gave them, which I sure hope didn't melt when I left them in the car while at church yesterday (well, at least Mum's and the little bro's, Dad and the big bro got non-melting stuff), although the stuff in my stocking was OK so I have hope.

Right, best be off now, although I so need a new phone...my one just sucks ass right now. It's so slow and I can't get my Simpsons Tapped Out to work half the time. I've got a phone in mind too although apparently it'll take two weeks to show up at Officeworks, but eh what can you do?

Anywho on that note, I shall be off! Goodnight all!

PS! I almost forgot! I won Canasta against M in an epic game the lasted over two days! Yahooo! Go me!

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anonymoose_au: (Plushy Goes Eeeee!)
11:08pm: Well, actually they landed more than 12 hours ago, but I feel like that's a good title.

Anyway! The big party was today, very exciting! I got there on time, which I was rather surprised by because I kind of left it a bit late to go, but I guess that's the Sunday morning traffic for you.

Anyway, I had my pretty dress, the white cardigan and my new shoes on and with my hair all nice from yesterday I was feeling pretty good. I think I was a bit overdressed compared to everyone else, but hey, if you've got it flaunt it, or something, LOL.

As to be expected, the big bro, his wife, Eri and Emma didn't arrive until much later in the party since they didn't even get their luggage or through customs for like an hour or something. Fortunately, the traffic wasn't too bad although it did seem to take quite a while. The rest of us had all ready finished our brunch by the time they arrived.

But for a while it looked like they might not come at all since it was a long flight, and none of them got any sleepy apparently. Mike actually SMSed Mum to tell her that, but she managed to talk him into it. And also luckily, Emma despite the lack of zzzs was super well behaved. She's pretty cute and quite chubby as babies tend to be, but everyone was pleased to see her, especially M and Dad's sisters (the great aunts) and Mum of course. :OP It was also very lucky they showed up because Mum had hired a photographer to get some professional shots of the momentous occasion. So there was a big family/friends photo on the steps outside the room where the party was held (despite the less than nice weather, seriously it was pretty shitty today and chilly!) As well as some with immediate family inside with a proper screen and reflecting thing so with any luck we'll all look like models. :OP

So yes, the little bro was the one who picked the big bro, Eri and Emma up, which was really good of him since he kind of forgot he was supposed to do it and only remembered while sitting up late watching a soccer game! So he only got five hours sleep! Then he kind of forgot the party was on today, so he wore thongs - which aren't allowed in the Golf House, luckily he and the big bro are the same shoe size so he borrowed a pair of his otherwise he might not have been allowed in!

So yes, a good time was had by all, although Mum had me do quite a bit of reloading of the car at the end by which point the new shoes were making my feet hurt and all that hard work has made me most sleepy! I should have taken a nap in between getting back to the parental units and having dinner there.

The dinner was most enjoyable especially because my favourite aunt and uncle came by - they're from Canberra and were spending the night at the Retirement Village (I guess some owners go away during Christmas and rent their places out) and although Mike, Eri and Emma were catching up on their sleep and whatnot in the second room we all enjoyed ourselves.

Right, so like I said I'm most tired and need to get myself to bed since work calls tomorrow.

I tried to upload a photo of my outfit, but Photobucket is being a butt so we'll have to wait on that.

In closing, goodnight all!

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anonymoose_au: (Default)
11:57pm: I just need to paint my nails! Except I can't do that until after I update this because I can't type with wet nail polish on can I? Not that I have a lot to type or a lot of time in which to do it.

I will say that after a hot day, the weather has decided to turn, it's raining and windy out there and all I can say is I hope my new Christmas tree shaped lights stay up out there, I've only got them stuck on the side of the house with super-strength sticky tape. I'd hate for them to get broken, I even bought another set this evening when I went to K-Mart after church to get some white shoes for tomorrow, so that I'd have enough to reach along the whole of the side of the Granny Flat.

I'm also relieved on behalf of all the families who went to the Carols at the nearby lake that this storm didn't come in until after the fireworks and the show wrapped up, otherwise it would have been a miserable night!

What else to report? Well, now that school's out the library was very quiet indeed, I wonder how it'll go tomorrow, I guess I'll have to find out next week since I'll be at the party!

I wonder if the big bro and family will come, there's a possiblity they won't depending on whether my niece is seriously jet-lagged. Although, I sure as Hell hope the weather calms down, otherwise the plane might not be able to land! But fingers crossed.

Right, it's actually after midnight now, but...I'll just put this entry at 11:59 and like I said, I better be off.

Wish me luck painting my fingernails, I let you know how the party goes!

Goodnight all!

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anonymoose_au: (Hey! Bitches)
11:28pm: Well, at least in this documentary Death Row Stories where they seem to be sentencing people to death on the flimsinest of evidence. Like, seriously? Although the other week I found out that even if someone admits they lied their ass off on the stand if the trial was "fair" they won't give you a retrial. If this is true, fuck the law, man. Someone just admitted to lying so how was the trial "fair"? Beats me. I sure hope I never end up getting screwed over by some bad cops and over the top prosecutors. I wonder do any of these prosecutors ever wind up in jail themselves for being bullshitters?

Anyway, moving on, my brain is frazzled today and I didn't get nearly enough cleaning, which is no good for me because my mother is coming over tomorrow and I really should have it looking right...it's not like I haven't had enough notice of this.

But I blame biology, it's that time o' the month as well as being damn hot, I'm a bit worried actually as it's supposed to even hotter tomorrow! I've got my air-con, but I'm not sure if it's strong enough to keep me cool tomorrow...On the other hand the big bro and his family arrive this Sunday morning so I'm not supposed to spend time the night over at the parental units's.

Which actually brings me to something that's got me down, with the big bro, his wife and their baby staying with my parents for Christmas there's no room for me to stay over on Christmas Eve as usual! That means waking up Christmas morning with no-one to say Merry Christmas to except Plushenko the fish (sorry Plushenko, but you can't talk back :OP) I mean technically I could stay on my parents' couch, but er...that'd be six people in the house way too crowded. Of course Mum said I can just come over Christmas morning ASAP, but I dunno, I'm considering seeing if M and Grandpa will have me stay over. Tell me, am I lame or not for not wanting to wake up all by myself on Christmas morning?

Right, it's almost midnight so it's time for me to wrap this up and hit the hay!

Goodnight all, wish me luck tomorrow with finishing my cleaning!

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Dec. 3rd, 2016 11:36 pm
anonymoose_au: (It's Peanut Butter Jelly Time)
11:18pm: Yes indeed! This evening I went over to Uncle Sam, Aunt Jo and Cousin Mack's with my Simpsons DVDs and ready to play Scrabble!

As it happened we didn't end up playing Scrabble because Mack had a friend over for the night, so we had to play a game that was more of interest to them, which turned out to be a game that I can no longer remember the name of...Oh dear. It's like an Aussie version of Monopoly where you're a sheep farmer and them aim of the game is to get five irrigated paddocks full of sheep. Unfortunately, it didn't go all that well for me, I ended up with no sheep at all! Like Monopoly it took a lot of time to play. Mack and his friend played as a team and we almost declared the game done because it looked like they were going to win, but Mack's friend wanted the satisfaction of actually winning, so we continued...for a lot longer, because they kept missing out on the right spot (you could only buy or sell sheep when you landed on a square called "Stock Sale") and Aunt Jo almost stole the win! But alas she kept getting taxed...just like real life, LOL.

Meanwhile, Uncle Sam kept missing turns because it kept landing on "Go to town" - which I guess is the "Jail" equivalent. As for me...like I said not very good luck I kept going into drought or not able to buy any sheep and losing my sheep etc. etc.

Anyway, I'll have to go back some other time for the Scrabble!

On my way home I popped into this amazingly decorated house near Jo, Sam and Mack's place. I went to the same house last year with my parental's actually, but even with some of the same decorations it was still a sight to be seen. I took video which I haven't uploaded yet, but when I do I'll let you all have a look-see.

And I'm feeling quite sleepy so I'll wrap this up here...may I get around to Memes, some day!

Goodnight all!

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anonymoose_au: (Arthur- Awesome)
11:35pm: Yes indeed, following the unpleasantness of the world in general this week I decided the time had come...

To purchase a new laptop. As I've mentioned previously, my current one is getting quite long in the tooth and keeps overheating, despite me having bought one of those external fan cooling things.

Actually, I made quite a few purchases today, the reason I was in the position to do such sheninigans is because I finally got around to returning the coat rack to Innovations for Mrs S. I didn't end up getting a refund though because it turned out the light-up Nativity Christmas decoration was still available so an exchange was made instead.

Because of where Innovations is I headed back past the Super Centre in Belrose on my way to the gym, which is where I went on a bit of a shopping spree.

Firstly I got some sandals with an enclosed toe, which will fit my own work requirements (technically, we can wear open-toed shoes, but I feel that's a bad idea when one carries heavy books and pushes wheeled carts) because I'm wearing a skirt tomorrow (it's going to be hot!) and I when I wear my enclosed shoes I end up with feet so sweaty it's gross. The shoes were on special and from Rivers which is a rather cheap place to begin with so they only cost me $22. Hopefully, they'll stay intact and will be comfortable.

Secondly, I went to Spotlight planning to get some pink fabric because I forgot to get some and I'm still hunting for a pink shirt, but alas there was no decent pink fabric that caught my eye (it was like neon!), however I did find some very nice green sheets for $54 - I think the ones I got on Monday are more for winter, so...

And lastly, laptop time! It's an Acer E 15, which means the screen is smaller than my old Acer, but the graphic card and RAM is like twice as fast! Also it's very light! Niiice. It was on special too 15% off. But then again...a lot of places are having sales...practically all the time so who really knows. :OP

Oh I also got a book about IBS which I thought would be helpful and was from one of those discount shops so was only 4 bucks.

After all that, I went to the gym, then home to do my laundry and set up my laptop before heading to Mum and Dad's to have dinner with Dad. I should have called him though because I arrived after 6pm and he'd given up on me! Fortunately, he still made dinner otherwise I'm not sure what I would have. :OP

After dinner - spaghetti bolognaise yum! - we called Mum who is over in Japan and got to see the big brother's house. My niece Emma was looking very well and likes it when people sing to her - except perhaps me LOL. The big bro wasn't there as he was working late, shame. His wife Eri was home and helped with the tour - someone had to hold the iPad :OP. The only downside was the connection suddenly died before Dad and I could say goodbye, whoops. We did at least get to commiserate the US Election result before that happened.

Right! I better go work calls tomorrow after all and it's actually past midnight now!

Goodnight all!

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anonymoose_au: (It's Peanut Butter Jelly Time)
11:11pm: Yes, today was the big combo-Mum's Birthday-Father's Day Celebration and it went off without a hitch! Although, I didn't actually end up doing what I was meant to! For example, because I had to get my hair done I wasn't able to pick up the birthday cake on Saturday afternoon - so Mum had to pick up her own cake, LOL! Then because my friend Ben called to invite me over to his place (he lives far away in Darwin and that was the only time I could see him before he headed back) I didn't have time to make my usual cards, so I had to do that today during the party. Lastly, I neglected to pick up two Venetta ice cream cakes from Woolies so had to ask my little bro to do it.

Actually, considering that he picked them up, made the fruit salad and got the Chinese food from the restaurant he was the real hero of the day! :O) Which is nice because often he doesn't get to involved in this sort of stuff. I guess have a steady job with normal hours has made it easier for him.

The only thing that didn't happen was the big bro making a Facetime call, because the air-conditioner has broken down over there and it's still summer and my little niece is probably still too young to properly regulate her body temperature, so he had to get onto that. Good thing he's in Japan where you can get handymen to come out on a Sunday! Hopefully he got it fixed.

Also, my cousin Mack kindly gave me a little Bonsai as a thank you because on Wednesday Mum and I helped him out with buying some pants which he needed for a performance he was in at his school and delivering them to him. It was actually on our way to Newtown, so he didn't have to, but I do have an empty spot where my old fish tank used to be, so there's somewhere to put it which is cool.

As for the fathers, well I'm sorry to say I totally forgot to get something for Dad! I didn't even get him a bag of salted peanuts like I usually would! And I forgot to bring over the Pineapple Cadbury Dairy milk chocolate that I got especially for Mum. Man, I meant to buy another block of it last night when Ben and I had to go to his local Woolies because he was missing an ingredient for the cake he was making.

Pft, talk about scatter-brained!

Anywho, it's past 11:30pm now, so I better hit the hay, I didn't get enough deep sleep last night - at least according to my app - and I think it might have been behind the headaches I had today - one in the morning and then in the afternoon. Dave McFly is totally right - the last thing you need is headaches.

But man, I so need to get back to the Memes...it'll have to wait though.

For now, goodnight!

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anonymoose_au: (Oh Save Me Jeebus)
11:38pm: Yes indeed! I realised that today at his belated birthday party at Uncle Sam and Aunt Jo's place. OMG, that's so weird...O.o Also makes a person feel old as Hell, because my cousin, Mack is now thirteen, officially a teenager! Man...that was the age I started to keep a diary...a written one, which I kept up pretty well until I got LJ, at which point I couldn't be bothered keeping two diaries at once. Hmmm, I should make a trip to Newtown and see about digging those things up...or maybe not, I've been doing a lot of looking back at the past lately and it seems to be bumming me out more than anything. On the other hand...it could just be the moving. I'm worried that despite the new furniture - turns out I'm going to stick with getting the expensive one because the one at Target is rather rickety and the one at Fantastic Furniture would fit really great in my (hopefully!) future studio apartment - and second hand white goods I'm not going to like that place. :O( I remain unsure about the ceiling height, I've got so used to the vaulted ceilings here...

Anyway, I opened this entry like an hour ago, but only started writing in it just now, which means I really don't have time to meme or anything! Boo! That'll teach me to procrastinate.

In other news, my big bro sent me another email! According to Mum he's a new man now that he's got a child and everything. :O) It's quite nice to actually get proper emails from him, although I haven't actually replied to him yet.

Anyway, it was a pretty good day, although my IBS did decided to be a bitch so I wasn't as animated as I usually am at the family gathering, but considering how I usually monopolise a conversation this was probably a good thing. My cupcakes were well received! :O)

Right, it's ten to midnight so I gotta get myself to bed, it's gonna be a busy week! Especially with packing stuff...I could have sworn I had extra baskets, but when I went to the Grandparental Garage after the birthday party there were no free ones to be found! I did at least get some plastic tubs. Still bit a mystery to me.

Wish me luck!

Goodnight!

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anonymoose_au: (It's Peanut Butter Jelly Time)
10:58pm: Afternoon tea, that is, and the fourth person wasn't Grandpa - he did play golf today after all - but my Great Aunt Margaret, who also lives on the Northern Beaches not all that far away.

So after finishing with Mrs S this morning I hurried on home to begin cleaning, fortunately as mentioned I've been very good with keeping the place generally tidy, so I was able to straightening everything pretty quickly. Then I had to do actual cleaning - wiping down surfaces as Mum says as well as vacuuming and finally mopping the floor.

I ended up leaving half an hour earlier than I should have - that's one way to be on time! - as it turned out though, I needed to stop by the Vinnies in Narrabeen because as Mum reminded me I didn't have a milk jug or sugar bowl. There were actually a few there, but they were either part of sets or like 20 bucks each! I guess the later was because they were pretty nice ones. However, I did find two little glass milk jugs for 5 bucks each so I purchased those. Unfortunately, for me I managed to break one of them when I got home! Hmpf! Smooth move, me. However, I have a small bowl anyway, so I used that for the sugar, which I guess turned out for the best. Putting sugar in a jug is a bit odd.

Anyway! After buying the jugs I headed onwards to the school, parking in the shopping area across the road and reading my book until it was time to head on over. By this point it had started to rain again, which may have contributed to the class being rather unruly today and for some reason kids kept leaving the class to go to the bathroom! That's never happened before...I think maybe the fact there was a substitute teacher today might have had to do with it. Or maybe the weather too, if it was pouring down at lunchtime the kids probably didn't want to go out in it to get the the toilet block.

The rain had pretty much let up on the drive home, but the traffic was not that good, so it took Mum a while to get to my place with M. Also Aunt Margaret went the wrong way so she was also a bit late, however! That did give me enough time to make the cupcakes look all nice with the cream. :O)

M was also getting rid of some old cups and saucers, and since I have none, she brought them over for me to have. There's a mix of them, but they're all very nice, although I'm not sure how often I'll get to use them since I don't drink tea! And my hot chocolate would probably fill three tea cups, LOL.

Oh and Mum also bought some egg sandwiches she'd made, so a very civilised afternoon tea was enjoyed by all. :O) They also let just in time for me to watch my Letters & Numbers.

Mum did look at my purple shirt, but aside from suggesting I go to a sewing class or something she couldn't advise me much. She didn't seem to think it would be ridiculously short on me though, so I have hopes.

On the downside, despite attempting to follow the instructions in the manual I downloaded I can't get the automatic button hole function to work. I'll have to do it by hand, and also redo the buttons, because I sewed them just tonight, but not in a completely straight line. Obviously this is what rulers are for. Man, I really need to embrace the measure twice, cut/do once.

Okedoke, better wrap this up, as soon as Air Crash Investigations is over I have to hit the hay! I hope to have more about my shirt tomorrow.

For now, goodnight!

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anonymoose_au: (Brownies)
11:39pm: I even have the sign for it! The lightbox I bought from Aldi. ;O)

So yes! Mum made the dinner (lasagna and salad - I provided the carrot and cucumber for that), I provided the venue and Dad as well as the little bro attended, success! It's been ages since we've seen the little bro, but he's doing well at his new job and even took a quick weekend trip with his flatmade/friend.

Before that, it was a busy day! I didn't go to Spotlight, which turned out to be for the best because unfortunately there was a bad accident on the road I would have taken to get there and traffic was backed up for pretty much the whole day as a result! Thankfully, no-one was killed (I hope) and to top it off a crane broke down as well, so yeah it was a real mess.

I also ended up being a bit late to the SRE meeting and later on to the SRE class itself, and I didn't even end up been able to put into a proper workout on the gym. Booo. Ah well, I'll go again tomorrow for my last hurrah. Then I have to decide if I'm joining the gym just around the corner or if that might be a bad idea if I end up having to move somewhere else (knock on wood).

Anyway, I better make this short - sorry! - because it's getting late.

Oh! And Dad helped me with the spring on the green chair, so I'm back in it again, hopefully it'll hold up, but maybe I'll buy a zigzag spring just in case, although I have no idea how I'd put it in.

Right, I'm also a bit sleepy which is another reason to wrap this up, LOL.

Before I go, I have to also note that I managed to clean my flat up, whoo! I did have to do a bit more tidying after the parentals arrived but it's all good. :O)

Goodnight all!

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anonymoose_au: (Default)
10:26pm: In these tiny houses? Because they usually have lofts, but you can't even stand up in them! Sounds like a bad neck waiting to happen. I suppose these could just be really tall people in which case I'd probably be OK...Still seems like a bit of an oversight.

Moving on...Happy Easter all! :OD Today was a great day, with a delicious family lunch with M and Grandpa at their house. Mum went with M to an Anglican church service, and I drove Dad to M and Grandpa's place where we were supposed to help with the table, but Grandpa had all ready pulled it open to fit six chairs. So I mostly sat on my butt colouring in the colouring book Mum got M (keeps your mind active, apparently) at least until the time came to set the table.

Mum, M and the little bro all arrived at noon and then it was time to dig in, Grandpa had cooked his famous roast potatoes and the lamb was absolutely delicious, I had a small portion, but I still ate pretty fast and finished way before anyone else, LOL. Eventually everyone else caught up and the all important egg/chocolate exchange happened. :OD My little bro got me an Easter basket- or bucket rather from his old work place (he's starting a new full-time job next Tuesday - lucky dude) the bucket is green and its got chocolate eggs and a chocolate rabbit in it. Niiice. M and Grandpa meanwhile gave us a box of eggs to share, I took one called Abstract Heaven, which is white and dark chocolate swirled together.

M and Grandpa got the same chocolate bunnies from both Mum and Dad and from me, whoops! But there's only so many options out there...besides it's chocolate, who can complain! :OP

After lunch, the big bro called from Japan, alas Emma (the new baby) was asleep, so we didn't get a chance to see her in person, but what are you gonna do? Plus, considering how often babies are awake and crying at all hours it's good to know my brother's kid sleeps well. LOL.

This of course, has reminded me of the kangaroo plush I need to make before Mum and Dad leave, on the upside I found the perfect ribbon to put around its neck. On the downside, it doesn't have a neck yet because I haven't finished it! I thought using the sewing machine would make it more secure, but instead I've managed to make my neck sore because of all the unpicking I had to do due to misplaced stitches and what not. I'm not working version III which seems to be coming along OK - especially since I put it together with pins first to make sure everything lined up (obviously I need to think ahead). I was hoping to finish it, but I do have work tomorrow so I better leave it for now.

Now, I was going to do the Memes...but the neck is really quite sore so I'm not really in the mood. So once again I shall forego them.

A Happy Easter to all!

And now goodnight.

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anonymoose_au: (Default)
11:28pm: Yes indeed! The cards and blueberry muffins were very well received and lunch was most yummy! The only downside was my friend didn't end up coming, but I'll be seeing her tomorrow, with the muffins that are left over and some Cheezels.

One thing that's not good, the pants I bought! The sales lady assured me when I bought them that they would stretch so I needed to buy a size smaller than usual, but that turned out to be a very bad move because they didn't and about three hours after putting them on, I was so uncomfortable that after church I took them off in the car so I could put on my work pants instead!

So...I hope I can return them, I had a bit of a worry when I got home and couldn't find the bag or receipt...the bag was obviously thrown out at some point and the receipt was in my recycling bin. But of course I cut the tags off so I could wear them, so they're not exactly in the same condition as I bought them. Still, I feel like I should get a refund because I only bought them in that size on the advice of the sales lady. It's not my fault she gave shitty advice.

The only question is...should I try and return them ASAP, that is tomorrow morning before I go to my friends, or should I wait? The Mall isn't really on my way unless I'm going to Dee Why Library or the gym so I probably should just wait until I'm doing that. Although...the receipt does say something about returns needing to be in 14 days. I should check when I bought them.

And now its rather late and of course, I managed not to get quite enough sleep because Mrs S called me a bit early because she and her husband woke up early and she remembered how I wanted to come earlier to get to the lunch. As it turned out I ended up getting there at 8:55am instead of 9am, pft.

But yes, I'm tired, so I'm off now.

Goodnight all!

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anonymoose_au: (Plushy Goes Eeeee!)
10:35pm: Yes, I couldn't find it last night, but there was skating shown yesterday afternoon - which I forgot to record - of the Australian figure skating team at the Four Continents Competition. So I'm watching and recording it on SBS on Demand and...holy shit, I think I recognise their coach! He shows up at the skating rink at Macquarie. Get outta town, that's pretty cool.

Anyway! Unfortunately none of the Aussies finished in the top 10, but hey there's like seven ice rinks in the whole country and figure skating's a sport you have to start at young so there's not a lot of opportunities for us. The important thing is...all skaters had an inflatable kangaroo in the Kiss and Cry. because that's how Aussie's roll.

In other news, my brother and his wife have had their baby! Way earlier than everyone thought! Or perhaps not, because in the photo my brother sent the new baby - Emma - isn't in an incubater or anything. But my parents aren't scheduled to go over until the start of April, my brother Mike actually asked Mum if she could come earlier, but alas changing flights is an expensive thing to do so she can't.

I'm thinking I want to make something for my niece! Perhaps a stuffed kangaroo, although I'm not entirely sure, I'd need a pattern and the right kind of fabric.

Oh wait one of Aussie boys doesn't have the kangaroo, shaaaame. But here comes an Aussie I've never seen before, so that's exciting. He didn't come last so I'm sure he mustn't have totally sucked.

Of course, all this reminds me it's been forever since I've gone skating, man I hope I haven't forgotten everything. I don't want to have to do that hanging onto the barrier thing again.

Anyway, after a long hiatus I bring you...the Memes!

Friday5

12/2/16

Pounding the Pavement


1. What was the occasion for your last going door-to-door? Like from house to house? I've never done that, when I was a kid Halloween wasn't a thing and I had no reason to go door-knocking.

2. When did you last trip and fall? I almost did today! Fortunately I managed to stay upright, but about a month back I slipped on some oil in a parking lot and almost landed in a split! It's a miracle I didn't pull something.

3. When wandering about, where are you most likely to stop and take a photo of something? Quite likely actually, although I don't walk around quite as much as I used to since getting my car. Also one of the last times I took a photo of something in the window of a shop the owner came out and told me off. o.O I did take a photo of a green car a few weeks ago without getting into trouble though.

4. How safe do you feel walking around your neighborhood at night by yourself? Well, not too safe here but that's because there's not many street lights and footpaths, so the chance of spraining something is high.

5. How do you feel about FitBit and other smart health gadgets? I love 'em! Although I have lost a fair number of pedometres, my activity tracker and my Misfit. But fingers crossed I can keep my new activity tracker on hand. I like having a goal to strive for regarding steps and whatnot, even if I don't always meet them!

19/2/16

Beat It


1. What’s the last powder you dissolved in liquid? I dissolved sugar in water while I was cleaning out the holder Mrs S gave me.

2. What did you last sprinkle over a plate of food? Um...I don't do condiments so...never.

3. What were the last ingredients you blended? Butter, sugar, flour, eggs, vanilla, baking soda, cocoa powder and milk to make batter for chocolate cupcakes, yum!

4. When did you last let something simmer? Just a few hours ago, my meat sauce for spaghetti tonight and lasagna tomorrow.

5. When did you last experience a stirring rendition of something? Well, a girl on Australia's Got Talent song a very beautiful song tonight while accompanying herself on piano, beats me what the song was called though.

The (Other) Friday Five

12/2/16

All About LJ


These questions were written a decade ago (!) by newsong on LJ.

Despite the fact these questions about LJ I'll answer them because I still have an LJ technically.

1. Are your "LJ friends" friends to you, or just acquaintances? Real friends! You guys are all awesome!

2. How do you feel about modern feminism? Well, it would seem not all the questions are about LJ, but er anyway, I think it's an important movement we should all get behind, although there needs to be more input worldwide since women's issues in other countries are sometimes left out of the discussion.

3. Do you look down on people for their LJ habits, or do you think everyone's entitled? Nah, live and let live, I say.

4. Have you ever been flamed? If so, what for? Thankfully no. At least...not to my face, which I guess is the point of a flame. Someone might have bitched me out behind my back though, I suppose. :OP

5. What is it about LJ that keeps you posting here? Well, prior to the great redesign failure of...whenever it was, it was the sense of community and being able to write my thoughts out day to day.

19/2/16

These come from feodora

1. Do you live a house, a condo, or some kind of apartment? A Granny flat, which is self-contained, but attached to the main house unlike the last granny flat I was at. This one is nicer though.

2. Do you rent or own? Rent, no way I could own!

3. What’s one thing that you would change about it if you could? Well, I'd like to have my own washing machine, but it's not so bad having to share with the landlords, it's nice of them to give me access!

4. Would you like to move? Fuck no, I just moved in!

5. Do you read the answers of others before answering yourself? Nah. never occurred to me to be honest, since my friends don't do memes.

Right, time to wrap this up, although rather annoyingly it looks like I'll need to rerecord this because it kept buffering on me at some points. How irritating. And just to rub it in, it's doing it again. Boo.

Ah well, I shall be off.

Goodnight all!

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