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11:34pm: Huh, I thought I got enough zzzzs last night, but apparently not? Either that or the ice skating i did this afternoon tired me out more than I thought.

Either way I can barely keep my eyes open, which is annoying because I wanted to write more on my fic and actually put together a coherent journal entry. LOL, so much fail on my behalf.

I can't even remember what I've said in previous entries? Did I mention the library assistant interview next Wednesday? Well even if I did I shall mention it again because this is awesooome! I need to get myself prepared for it though, ask the right questions, answer the right questions and all that.

Right, so due to overwhelming tiredness I'm gonna wrap this up here, I gotta brush my teeth before going to bed after all!

And now I say goodnight!

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anonymoose_au: (Default)
11:55pm: Which is why I'm updating my journal with only five minutes to spare!

But yes, I've been drawing on my new tablet, or at least, I drew the actual line art on my Bamboo Spark and then coloured it on the tablet.

I'm looking forward to getting my pen stylus though, because it's a little hard to colour in without it, the regular stylus isn't much better then using my finger, LOL! Although I probably need to get a better digital art program, this one doesn't do layers or anything.

I went ice skating after work this afternoon, it was crowded as all Hell, but still really fun! I do love to skate, even if I am pretty bad at it, LOL.

Anyway, tomorrow I get the day off work to celebrate my cousin's birthday, yay! Except I have to make him a card and I haven't yet, I'm not sure what to draw!

I also need to do stuff with my fanfic tomorrow, the Yuri on Ice fans in the chatroom I'm in are looking forward to reading it and I've been dillydallying. Come on me, you can do it!

Okedoke, best be off now, with any luck I'll update tomorrow too (I'm reminded that I've fallen behind on my daily positive thing...gotta work on that.)

Right, goodnight all!

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Jun. 24th, 2017 11:59 pm
anonymoose_au: (Arthur-Cartwheel)
11:54pm: Right I've left this way too late to update, but just a few quick pieces of news for you all.

Firstly, after all that I found my activity tracker, the magnetic part of it had stuck to my keys and when I got up on Friday morning and actually focused on the hanging from the hook I saw it there! Phew! I also put in a new battery because the one it came with was definitely on the fritz. Although that still doesn't explain why the 'find tracker' thing in the app said it was in the city, seriously WTF?

Also, in regards to the subject heading the cement guys finally came by this morning to put in the new concrete. Luckily, the landlord had these planks behind his house which I'm using as a walk-way to my door. The new cement looks super nice, it's also much higher, almost the same level as inside the flat. Which makes me wonder if I should be worried if it rains? Won't water be able to seep inside much more easily? I sure hope not!

I didn't go ice skating this evening because a co-worker tipped me off that the outdoor ice skating rink is back in the city again! Sweeet! I'm planning to go on Tuesday this week, although it might have to be Thursday since I'm hanging out at M and Grandpa's on Tuesday, but then I'm going over Monday night so...I suppose I'd leave when M goes for her nap. Anyway the point is, I want to go at an off-peak time, it's cheaper then.

Anyway, it's almost midnight and I didn't get enough shut-eye last night so I gotta wrap this up...lack of sleep is making me feel uninspired to write and that ain't cool.

So now, bed is needed! Goodnight all!

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anonymoose_au: (Arthur-Cartwheel)
11:33pm: Yes indeed! And I think Mum's right, oil heaters really do stop moisture from forming, which is a damn good thing because as I might have mentioned before I've been having trouble with that, like when I wake up in the morning there's so much moisture on the inside of my windows you could get a glass of water from it! It's also having an unfortunate effect of causing mould to appear in my pantry. Gross.

The only downside, I don't think this heater I got has a timer on it and I don't think I should leave it on all night...although maybe it'll work with the timer switch thing...

Also it's meant to have four little wheels, I didn't notice until I got it home that there's only three. I'm having to jack it up using an old glasses case. I got it from the Target at Macquarie Mall (it was ice skating day today :O), so I dunno. I guess I could go to the Target at the Warringah Mall and return it or at least ask for fourth wheel LOL.

Anyway! I have exciting news from the big bro, my parents timing was awesome, he and my sister-in-law, Eri had their baby, it's a boy! They've called him John after Dad (and Dad's grandfather, I think). Which is interesting, because I'm not sure if John can be transliterated into Japanes, I guess he could be 'Jon'. Scratches head.

In other news, ice skating went well! Although I think I'm not used to harder ice, I got them sharpened last week and while I did move better today, it was still a bit scratchy. In the summer the ice is softer because of the sun (or maybe because the ice rink was old? They've renovated) and the blade seems to dig in better. Also they are playing ice hockey there now and if I remember right, ice hockey players prefer harder ice. Dang, don't know what this means for me.

What else? Well tomorrow is the play! So I get the day off work tomorrow, nice :O). I'm planning to go to the gym because I totally slacked off on that this week! Aside from that the day is pretty much free until 3:30 when I go to my Aunt and Uncle's place to get ready to head off. The play starts at 5pm in the city and afterwards we'll go out to dinner. I'm looking forward to it.

That's pretty much all I have to say for now...I'm going to try and catch up on my Positive Notes because I've totally slacked off and need to catch up on three months worth of them! o.O I hope I can!

For now though I bid you all goodnight!

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anonymoose_au: (Uther - The 411)
11:24pm: Which is making me think I must have long term sleep-deprivation or something, it's rather concerning to be honest! Obviously I'm not time managing things properly! Although I'm really starting to wonder how I managed to write and keep up with my reading all those years ago. It's not like I wasn't working at all or anything...I guess I have to blame Tumblr there's so much going on on that thing. Perhaps I need to accept if I skip a day I won't be catching up :OP

Moving along, not much to report, except I didn't manage to go ice skating yesterday! I thought I'd have enough time to go and get my skates sharpened and get back to the Mall, but as usual things took longer than expected. So, I'm thinking of going tomorrow instead...otherwise it'll be getting on to three weeks since I've been! I'm also seriously considering just leaving my skates at the rink to be sharpened off-site, because all that extra travelling to the skate shop probably adds up in time and petrol costs.

In other news, I keep buying things and then returning them, for example today I went to Officeworks looking for a stylus, which I got, but I also saw these small tablets for sale, they came in different colours and I though the green one would be a fine replacement for my old tablet (that thing is slow as shit now a days), but alas it had crappy screen resolution, so I took it back. I probably expected too much from a $66 thing. LOL.

I should just accept my Bamboo art tablet, it's a bit small and weird to draw on something and have it show up on the laptop screen. Either that or try and find a different tablet, but eh, the decent one's are still pretty expensive.

Anyway, I have to head off because even if I do get to start work an hour later tomorrow because of the public holiday I really should endeavour to catch up on my sleep, unless I want to keep this eye twitch thing, which I totally do not.

And that's all I have to say about that. :OP

Goodnight all!

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anonymoose_au: (Hey! Bitches)
11:12pm: Yep, I was hoping the weather people had dropped the ball on their predictions (it happened a couple of weeks back) but nope, it looks like it's going to be a very wet weekend. To which I say boo, because I wish to go ice skating and I probably need to get my blades sharpened which means driving and I'm a little leery about driving in the pouring rain. Especially since some of the roads I take are prone to flooding with this sort of weather, I guess I'll just have to cross my fingers.

Also...the weather was deceptively clear when I got home from doing some shopping today (after finishing up at Mrs S's place) and it was sheet washing day so I put them on and headed for the gym. However, a little over halfway through my work out it started absolutely bucketing down! So I had to do some creative sheet hanging because I can't put them on the line. Which is bad news because I don't have any room anything else so no clothes washing today...I really hope I can get everything done and dry by Monday.

What else to report? Well, I did briefly buy a Bamboo Spark which was on special at Aldi - it's been there for a while and it looked interesting. I have a Bamboo One but it's weird to draw on because you can't actually see what you're drawing on the thing itself, it appears on the laptop screen and it's a little disconcerting. When I got the Spark home though I discovered there's an app for tablets and smartphones that lets you draw on the screen and it's free! The Spark is a little weird...in that you actually draw on paper with a special pen which then sends the strokes you made to an app, so there's still a bit of disconnect. Plus it was sixty bucks, and I'm not meant to be spending money on extraneous stuff, so after the gym I returned it.

The only downside to the app is that my phone screen is too small for it to really work properly and my tablet is a bit too old - on the other hand it could just be the stylus I'm using...might need to check into that. So I might just have to stick with the Bamboo One after all that. Pft, fail.

On the fan fic front, I'm most relieved that while working at Mrs S's today I found a way to move the story forward, phew! I was getting bogged down and the headache I had last night wasn't helping at all. Of course, having a story idea while working isn't very helpful because I couldn't write it down, but patience is a virtue, or something. :OP

So, it's getting late and thus I better head off, I only have one other thing to report...the handle decided to break off my regular sized pot, do'h! Now I need to find a new one, but should I splash out and buy a new set of pots? Or just replace that one? Any advice on this matter would be appreciated.

And now I shall be off!

Goodnight all!

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anonymoose_au: (Plushy Goes Eeeee!)
11:17pm: Indeed, they had a tendency to slip today when I went skating, which is never good, after all I don't want to fall on my ass!

This time I got there just as the session was starting and aaaah skating on new Zamboni-ed ice is the best! So smooooth!

Speaking of skating, Plushy decided to be the legend he is and resurrect his most famous exhibition program - a strip-tease (panic not, he wears a muscle suit!) to Tom Jones's Sex Bomb. It's as hilarious as it sounds. I'm a bit bummed I didn't try harder to go and see these shows as I'm pretty sure this exhibition piece won't happen again. On the other hand I'd probably die from the thrill/second-hand embarrassment :OP

Still the lesson is...Plushy is more awesome than you. :OP

What else to report? Well, I got my laundry done, a day late and the pizza base so I could make my pizza also a day late.

I'm also thinking I need to get more zzzs - this is a common refrain for me, but I was quite sleepy as I drove home from the ice rink today and you know...driving when sleepy is a baaaad idea.

Which is why I have to wrap this up because I need to get to bed soon and also because my brain is not functioning right now, LOL. I wish I had a clearer head though I want to write more on my fan fic! It's going pretty well, although I'm not entirely sure I've picked the right tense to write it - did I mention this before? I think I started with the present and I keep falling back to the past. Obviously I'm gonna have to check this over carefully if I finish it and put it up. :O)

Anyway, I better be off now, hopefully I'll have a more interesting entry tomorrow.

Goodnight all!

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anonymoose_au: (Plushy Goes Eeeee!)
11:18pm: Yep! I finally got around to going ice skating today! Although they've apparently changed the session times again, luckily I still got my hour - well 50 minutes - but I'll have to keep an eye on that. I think maybe it's changed because they're having ice hockey matches at the rink now, indeed, the teams were there getting ready. They were kicking a soccer ball around outside to warm up, just like Plushy does, which made me LOL.

I also had some awesome luck when I went to the Jay Jays at the shopping centre...the had the white Pusheen t-shirt! And the beanie! Sweeeet! They only had large and extra large t-shirts left, so I got the large, which is a bit long on the arms - because it's actually a long sleeved shirt, rather than a t-shirt. Not a lot I can do about that though because the shirts don't show up on the shops website anymore. I suppose I could go hunting for a medium shirt in another Jay Jays - I think there's one in Chatswood, but I don't feel like driving all over. Also I've all ready worn the large sized one and got some chocolate on it. I can't be trusted with chocolate, I tells you. Also, oversized stuff is in these days, right? :OP

So yes, ice skating! That was fun as always! There were a lot of people with their own skates there today, which was interesting, I wonder if they've all been watching the SBS figure skating highlights too! :O)

Although, I think my skates might need sharpening soon, I didn't move as smoothily as I have been previously...only downside to all that is going to the skate shop takes aaaages. Maybe I should avail myself of the skate sharpening service at the ice rink - although it's not actually on site, you have to leave your skates there and collect them at a later date. Not sure if I want them out of my sight for that long. :OP

Anywaaay, moving along, I have to keep this entry short (again) because tomorrow is Mother's Day and the maternal side of the family is having a get-together at my Uncle Sam's place, which means I can't lounge in bed in the morning.

Not a lot to report, although my feet were sore from work today, I think it might have been my toenails - which I trimmed when I got home - at least I hope so because otherwise that means my podiatrist-designed shoes are not super comfy! At least they were only twenty bucks!

I actually did stop at the clearance shop that's on the way to the ice rink which sells Homey-Peds (which is a brand of shoe for the comfort-seeking shoe wearing), I was hoping I could get a new pair of the shoes I use to have - they were nice! - but alas no luck there.

I also remembered to buy new fish food, turns out the weird bugs in my old canister of food are weevils! Because one of the ingredients is flour. Gross. I'll have to keep an eye on the new canister too, because it has flour in it as well.

I'm also relieved that despite the weevils, Fishenko seems none the worse for wear from the flakes. He's swimming around his tank right now actually.

On that note, I better haul butt, I need to sponge my new Pusheen shirt, damn chocolate bits and then get myself to sleep.

Goodnight all!

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anonymoose_au: (Oh Bitch Bitch Bitch)
10:17pm: Well, I've finally heard back from the Office of State Revenue regarding the ticket I got for driving unregistered and they basically told me "Tough shit, pay up".

Fuck me...$650 down the drain. That's basically the cost of flying to Japan, seeing Plushy at a show (in a good seat no less!) and the flight back!

Not to mention like three weeks worth of savings for the apartment stamp duty and two and a half weeks rent. So yeah this is money I can totally spare.

They really need to put this shit on a sliding scale, because this a HUGE amount of money for me, whereas for someone else it'd be a bit of an inconvenience...I get that it's supposed to be a fine and everything, but they could be reasonable. :O/

The one saving grace of this whole mess is that at least the cop was nice enough not to give me a fine for being uninsured as well, otherwise I'd be looking at having to pay over $1000!!!

Fucking sucks.

In other news I'm feeling a bit glum because I've just discovered that one of my Tumblr friends now hates Yuri on Ice aka the figure skating anime. And now I'm a bit uncomfortable because I still love it and repost lots of fan-art of it on my Tumblr...I kind of want to say something to her over Twitter about it, but I have no idea what to say. I mean...I hope she doesn't look down on me for still liking it, but I don't even know? Plus she seems to have like valid reasons for not liking it...so now I'm questioning my own taste? But I don't know.

Well, we both still like birds and Plushy so I should stop being so dramatic, perhaps. :OP

And then there's been a huge blow-out in the real life figure skating fandom, which has caused a mass exodus of fans of a particular skater from the forum I visit every day. Man, I've never been involved in a fandom breakdown before. Not a pretty sight, let me tell you. It didn't involve Plushy though! (Although...I am reminded how I find out ages after the fact how the original Plushy fandom kind of imploded way back in 2006 when some of his original fans decided to be jerkasses and ended up hating the very person they once idolised! It was total BS...and way worse since you know, they were is actual "fans" rather than haters).

That was an unnecessary ramble there...

On the upside, I got my flu shot today! My arm is a bit sore, but the doctor was very nice and when I told him I was a disability worker arranged for me to get the shot for free! Also, I got my new script for my anti-depressant, except...they always give you five repeats...so I'm not going to need one when I go and see my psychiatrist later, which will no doubt cause all sorts of confusion.

Anyway, I better be off now, since I got up earlier than usual today. Poor Mrs S though, the bathroom issue at her house has caused a lot of trouble, the original builders of the place seem to not want to take responsibilty for screwing up with construction of the bathroom.

I sure hope that sort of shit doesn't happen in my apartment when (if?) it finally happens?

So yes, on that note, goodnight!

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anonymoose_au: (Whoops)
11:56pm: Because in typical Moose fashion I made a mistake and my friend's house warming isn't until next week! Boy I feel like a dope! Especially since I made all those cupcakes...now what am I supposed to do with them? Besides eat thme of course....Good thing I went to the gym this afternoon I guess! :OP

On the plus side I did get to watch The World Team Trophy, which was super awesome! I love watching figure skating live, shame I never did it when Plushy was around. Boooo! Although he does have a show in Italy next week, perhaps they'll televise it! That'd be cool.

In other news, I managed to be fifteen minutes late to work today, on a day that the second-in-charge is on shift, of course. Argh damnit, why do I fail at life like that! She warned me that the Overall Library Manager is looking to make cuts so I better be careful. Cripes that's comforting isn't it. :OP

Right, I better be off.

Goodnight all!

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anonymoose_au: (Plushy Goes Eeeee!)
11:45pm: I didn't get around to updating last night because I was busy telling the Figure Skating message board about the ice skating show and thus didn't have time to do so here!

However! In the world of International Figure Skating there's one last competition left, the World Team Trophy which I was watching tonight and then as soon as it finished I had to make cupcakes for the party tomorrow so I'm only just getting around to updating!

Anyway, it was an amazing show! Even though I didn't get a photo with the Aussie skater after all, he disappeared not long after the show finished - probably because it ran late and as soon as it ended the hockey players came out to practice. But! I did spot him in the new gym area at the ice rink while Mum and I were in the foyer picking up our tickets. I'm not sure about the wisdom of putting a big-ass window in a gym area, like you don't really want perfect strangers been able to stare at you!

They've also added a huge TV screen to the ice rink! How cool! There was a professional person filming the show actually, which is why I didn't take much video myself, because the camera he had was waaay better than my mobile. Although, having watched some of the video back I'm most proud of how steady I held it, go me. :OP

Like I said it was a great show, there were lots of skaters from all skill levels, from tiny 5 or 6 year olds to our Aussie Olympic Skater! There was even a skater who twirled fire! Except, she had trouble lighting the fire sticks, so that ended up being a bit awkward, LOL.

And Brendan Kerry (aka the Aussie skater) and his figure skating friend from the US showed off their backflips, which are always a big hit! I need to upload the video of that to show you all.

There were quite a lot of funny moments too, the US guy even skated a bit of Swan Lake en pointe, or should that be en blade and all!

And I can safely say 'the lunge' is the move of the year, everyone was doing it!

Right oh, I better be off now, I need to get the second batch of cupcakes out of the oven and get ready to go to bed. Tomorrow's gonna be a busy day! Wish me luck getting to my friend's housewarming tomorrow, Mike Pence has decided to visit Australia and if we're unlucky my friend and I will get stuck in road closures (just when you thought the US Government couldn't be any bigger of a pain in the ass).

Goodnight all!

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anonymoose_au: (Whoops)
11:41pm: Yeah, I've been doing that a bit lately, but that was because yesterday was rather crappy in so far as I managed to forget that I had a shift at the library!!

What makes it even worse is that I had put the detail in my phone, but I had put the wrong times, so when the alert popped up on my phone I thought I must have made a mistake. I did look in my emails, but there was nothing there saying I had a shift either so I figured I'd made a mistake. At least until I got a phone call at 9:45 asking where the Hell I was!

What makes this worse is the fact that the library has been closed since Friday because of Easter, so the amount of items in the after-hours return chute was totally overwhealming! And I was supposed to be there to help get through it so we could keep on top of it all.

I leapt out of bed, had a banana, showered and rushed to the library, but I was still half an hour late and one of the people who normal work in the back room had had to come up to render assistance.

So I stayed half an hour later to make up for my error, but still how humilating! Plus this is like the third time it's happened! I'm getting worried that I'll no longer be considered a reliably employee and this could mean bad things for my future career (such as it is). Ugh! Seriously me, can't I go fail somewhere else?!

After I finished work at the library I went to Dee Why to return the cruise ship book, I was going to try and finish it but...guide books aren't really meant to be read like regular books so I decided nah, I'd just return it. I took a bit of a walk around Dee Why before going to the library, including the new park which opened a few weeks ago. It was a nice sunny day so I figured, what the Hell. :O)

I did neglect to go to the gym though...which I remedied today after work with Mrs S - which reminds me I need to pick up my game there, I keep being five or more minutes late, which doesn't sound all that bad but honestly I literally live around the corner and surely I can do better!

Anyway, apart from that not much to report- tomorrow though is the ice skating show at Macquarie Centre! Yay! I hope Mum feels all right, she's had a cold and last I spoke to her she was sounding rather croaky, but then it often happens that you sound worse, but feel better. I also have to make sure my phone is all nice and charged so I (or Mum) can take video, I've also realised maybe if I can work up the courage I could get a photo with our figure skating Olympian - Brendan Kerry! LOL, there'd be some people on the figure skating board who'd be most jealous. :OP

But there's other stuff to do tomorrow - I want to go to the gym again - because I won't be able to go on Friday because I have a shift at the library - and there's volunteering at Dee Why before I go to Mum and Dad's place to head for the skating show. That being the case I better wrap this entry up and head for bed! I didn't even get 7 hours of zzzzs last night! Not cool, me.

Right, hope you're all well, but for me, for now, goodnight!

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anonymoose_au: (Whoops)
11:55pm: I'm talking to myself because I've managed to totally procrastinate aaaall day and even though I did manage to finish my Easter Egg buying, I didn't go ice skating nor did I leave enough time to make a substantial entry.

In fact I should all ready be asleep because tomorrow is Easter and the parentals and I are going to 8am Mass.

But I always feel bad if I don't update daily, I feel like I'll get into a bad habit and start neglecting this thing.

Anywho, not much to report, although as it turned out Mum had recorded the figure skating highlights on SBS so tonight after watching our house shows we watched some of it.

Not sure what she made of it, though! I did point out that we will be seeing the Aussie skater at the ice show next week, so that's neat. Although I was most disappointed when I saw that they didn't show any of the men's short programs in the highlights! There were a few of them I really wanted to see and now I'm left wondering if that weird Japanese TV company has stopped their embargo of figure skating videos YouTube, seriously they'd block any footage, even stuff that wasn't from their own channel. Is that even legal I ask?

On that note though I better head off, like I said it's up early tomorrow and it's also going to be a busy day.

Goodnight all!

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anonymoose_au: (Hey! Bitches)
11:48pm: Yep it was the Short Dance last night which I got totally caught up in and it finished at about midnight so I didn't have enough time to update...

As for tonight, it was an absolutely epic and amazing Men's Free Program, there is no emoticon for what I'm feeling! I'm a bit said that Javier Fernadez the current reigning and two time World Champion couldn't make it a three-peat, but the guys that won really did incredible skates.

I'm feeling a bit shell-shocked though because during the night while I was snoozing away, Plushy decided to officially announce his retirement from competitive skating, which you know, you could have seen coming, but I was still kinda sad about it. I really wanted him to show the haters in 2018, but hey, he seems in top health now a days and really into his new project - the skating school - that it'd be a shame for him to give it up for a pipe-dream. And haters gonna hate, you know.

Anyway, I better head off because even though it's daylight stealings night and we get an extra hour I need to get up early and get to M and Grandpa's house before work tomorrow. The little bro will be coming over too so that'll be fun.

And lastly I finally got to go ice skating today myself, awesome! Although they've gotten ride of discount hour, not so awesome...

So now, I must say goodnight!

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anonymoose_au: (Plushy Goes Eeeee!)
10:26pm: Yep! The World's continues with the Men's Short Program! (Also the Pairs Free Skate, but that's on way too late for me to watch, in fact I think all the Free Programs will be on too late, which suuuuuucks)

The Australian, Brendan Kerry is next up so I'll have to make this another quick update. It's very exciting, he's been doing so well this year, I'm hoping he'll do really well. The competitions been pretty exciting so far, lots of different music, some of it pretty funny!

Anyway, like I said I have to make this quick, not a lot to report today, except it rained and rained hard! After it was so nice yesterday! I left my towel and swimsuit on the line so they were soaked through, I brought them in, but they're still wet...

There was also a Hell of a downpour while I was driving up to the gym, yikes! Fortunately it didn't get as heavy as that at any other time like when I was driving to my shift at the library, because that would have been scary!

I managed to get to the library, but I stepped in a puddle and got my socks all wet which meant I had to take them off, like that didn't suck or anything. Also, we thought perhaps it would be a quiet shift, with the rain keeping everyone away, but nope!

Interjection: Brendan Kerry is skating like a boooooosss! Come on, you can do this and qualify for the Free Skate!

And he has, wooooohooo!

Right, yes, as I was saying we though it was going to be quiet at the library, but nope, everyone decided to bring their kids in after school so it actually became a bit of a madhouse for a while! Fortunately people left in good time so we were able to leave and the rain wasn't too bad.

I did notice that my umbrella (the old one, I still haven't got my little one back from my friend) has little holes in it though, which is not very helpful! I did consider buying another one, but there wasn't anything available, guess I should have expected that.

But, yes all in all a good day and now I must be off, the rest of the Men beckon!

Goodnight all!

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anonymoose_au: (Plushy Goes Eeeee!)
11:10pm: Ha ha, no not literally, although that would be nice, no I refer to the Figure Skating World Championships which is out right now in Helsinki Finland! And I'm able to livestream it, hooray!

I've been watching the ladies short program and very exciting news, our Australian skater has made it to the Free Program! Hooray! She really knocked it out of the park, it was awesooooome! Of course, as is common in figure skating the judging is proving weird, some ladies are getting truly unfair scores! Although, I guess I'm not a professional ice skating judge so I'm probably just talking outta my butt.

Although I'm pretty sure even when Plushy got "over"scored he still put on a good show, but I'm sure that's my biased self talking 'cause I'd watch Plushy over pretty much everyone :OP

The last group is about to come on but they have to zamboni the ice first which is why I'm taking the opportunity to update! Not that I have that much to say! Although once again Mum didn't come over to my house after the Scripture classes because it was unseasonably warm today so instead I went over to her and Dad's place with the promise of swimming!

I was rather surprised that we weren't going to the pool at the Retirement Village, but the ocean! I was a bit worried the water would be too cold - I haven't been to the beach this year really and last time I did it was rather cold...

I ended up having to wait for some time before we headed down to the beach actually because Mum's friend Mrs Lampe is back in town (her husband had to have a knee replacement) and she's staying over so Mum and her chatted for a bit, then Mum needed to book tickets to Japan in May to see the big bro and his family so it was like 5pm by the time we finally got to ocean pool! It was indeed quite cool, but I got used to it after a while and it was good times. Man, I haven't been swimming in aaaages.

I was going to stay for dinner, but it's getting darker earlier than usual so I ended up just taking the pie Mum got from the Retirement Village's kitchen (for $10 you get a meal from there) home and heating it up here.

And now, the skating is back on...except the stream I'm using seems to have stopped working! I can never tell if it's because my internet sucks (since I'm an Aussie and all) or if it's because there's a sudden influx of viewers from the US since it's morning there).

Oh wait it's going and the Russians are all in this group so I gotta watch!

Moose out!

Goodnight all!

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anonymoose_au: (Oww...Aaah...Owwww)
11:18pm: Or it did, it's finally starting to settle down, but gee did it suck...stupid knee pain. I really should book that appointment with the podiatrist, I think I've mentioned before that the last time I kept getting leg pain and whatnot it was because they weren't right for my gait anymore.

Anyway, I was rather annoyed because I couldn't think of any reason I should have a sore knee, it's not like I went ice skating or anything this afternoon, but haven't said that, work at the library today was an absolute madhouse! There was a Union Picnic Day yesterday and the library was closed. Seems that everyone in the whole suburb had decided to come along and return their books! The chute was utterly full, books spilled out and some where jammed in the top of the slots. We have two large blue trolleys to get books out, we had to use both of them twice and even though we worked hard there was still quite a bit of shelving left to do for tomorrow's shift, including me, LOL. No rest for the wicked indeed!

Now, my friend (not the one who's gone back to Wales) and I had discussed getting together this afternoon, but after the busy, busy shift I didn't really feel like it. It turned out she'd been in Mona Vale earlier that day and had SMSed me. But I SMSed back suggesting we get together on Tuesday - since that is my day off - or maybe next Saturday (don't know what to do about ice skating though!), although I haven't heard back yet.

Not much else to report aside from that, although I managed to leave the book I was reading at the library and I was just about finished too, boo. Ah well, at least it's given me the chance to finish up the other book.

And now I'm watching the Amazing Spider-Man movie, I never did see this one...that Lizard is creepy as shit. Also, Andrew Garfield reminds me of someone with his hair and I've just realised...I'm pretty sure it's our top Aussie male skater! Nice, he and some of the other Aussies were on the SBS figure skating highlights today, although they didn't show their whole programs, I'm disappointed. One of them did skate to my mother's mobile phone ring tone, seriously so bizarre.

And now, I shall be off! Goodnight all!

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anonymoose_au: (Pinkie Pie Bounce!)
10:25pm: Yes! We're onto Day Five of the Cruise - Mystery Island Day!

If there was one thing I was looking forward to apart from the ice skating rink on the ship, it was finding out the mystery behind Mystery Island.

Which was... )

Righto, hoped you all enjoyed that :O) I need to head off since thre's work tomorrow and I've still got this cold. I was hopeful this morning when my throat didn't feel as sore as yesterday, but I ended up feeling pretty icky once I finished up with Mrs S. I had planned to go and finish my shopping at Aldi, but it was so busy I never got around to it. I did though go up to the IGA in Elanora Heights were I at least got some margarine. I sure hope I feel better tomorrow though! I need to do the cupcakes, not to mention go to work.

Ah well, fingers crossed for that! Goodnight all!

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anonymoose_au: (Plushy Goes Eeeee!)
11:48pm: My air-con is letting me down again, which really sucks, because it's the only thing I've got in here...I really should have got that bedside table fan, because I'm sweating and feeling thirsty and generally uncomfortable. Plus I can hardly concentrate on this entry!

I'll make it brief, work went well although it ended up getting very busy and then the printer decided not to work, or rather the computer's wouldn't communicate with it properly, which was a problem last weekend which I thought they fixed. Grumble, grumble, well at least the tech person will be in tomorrow, so fingers crossed she can solve it.

Also people were very slow to get out at closing time, good thing I'd set my recorder to record the skating on SBS! However, I didn't hurry home to watch it, instead I took my pyschiatrist's advice and headed for Macquarie and ice skating. Or rather to the Skater's Network, which is where I get my skates sharpened. As it happened, my skates did not need to be sharpened, which rather sucked because it was quite a drive! I ended up buying some new laces for my skates to make it worth my while.

Then it was back to Macquarie to buy new towels for Mrs S (somehow some bleach got on the one's she had, from me...but I have no idea how, because it seems amazing I managed not to get any bleach on myself, a minor miracle in fact!) and then skating time!

I discovered something quite interesting...it would appear that I'm a clockwise spinner, that is I find it far more natural to move in that direction. However most skaters are anti-clockwise spinners, so that's pretty hilarious. Typical me, I'm sure. :OP

Not that I can spin a lot, of course, but I can do one revolution, which is how I figured this out...and it sure does explain why I couldn't figure out to do the turning to change direction thing. Although...I'm sure I remember learning to do it both ways?

Ah well, anyway, very interesting!

And now, it's almost midnight so I gotta go, bed calls.

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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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