anonymoose_au: (Whoops)
11:15pm: Not much to report, although, I did finally get to the alterations place to get my pants taken in...all up this is going to cost like $60, which you know is like 10% of that one pair of pinstriped pants I saw on the net, LOL. (Seriously, they were Chanel and the only pants that came up on the Google search...I always though pinstripes were timeless!)

I also did my extra volunteering at Dee Why Library since I missed out on doing so last week, which is why I was in Dee Why to drop of my pants in the first place. There seems to be a lack of people working at the Home Library Service right now, so there was a heap of selections to do. Unfortunately, I got caught up with one particular client so I only did about three, boo.

Anyway, I also had success with getting a proper USB plug for my tablet at Officeworks, did I mention that I've been having trouble with that? I can't remember LOL, but I was and now I've got one with enough amps.

The tablet is going well since I installed Windows 10 on it, except the display is so small...I tried making it bigger, but then it get blurry...I guess that's just how it goes. Although it does make me wonder if I can actually change between my regular laptop and it without killing my eyeballs.

This is a very uninteresting entry, although I do have one piece of news, my co-worker has asked me over for dinner tomorrow night, it's going to be a Peruvian dish and I'm very intrigued. I hope it won't be too spicy though!

So, I gotta wrap this up because sleep is needed.

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anonymoose_au: (Uther - The 411)
11:23pm: Not anything about me for once but on the news tonight the son of the head of the Australia Tax Office has been busted for skimming money that should have been going to the tax office. Oops... A kid hasn't embarrassed his father in this country since the son of a cabinet minister wracked up a giant phone bill on his father's parlimentary account! Whoopsie.

Moving on, I took the bus to volunteering today, which is interesting because at the moment the bus drivers are strike, yet the buses here on the Northern Beaches all seemed to be running just fine. Obviously, it wasn't an employee-wide strike. Apparently the State Government is annoyed by this, saying it's disruptive, to which I reply "duh", what's the point of having a strike if it's not going to inconvenience people?

In other news, the Orange Cheeto of Doom is having a bad week, to which I say "HA!" take that, you dickhead. Although of course he's having a big old tantrum over the whole thing. What a piece of work. I do remain concerned that even if he is thrown out of office Mike Pence will become President, and he doesn't sound much better - in fact in many ways he sounds worse. Bloody Republicans.

And, I've just noticed how late it is, I'm meant to be asleep now, a couple of nights ago I felt like total crap and I'm pretty sure a lack of sleep might be the culprit. So yes, I better head off!

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anonymoose_au: (I Don't Know...)
11:14pm: From a young Australian tourist who went to Colombia, bought what she believed were sets of headphones from someone she met there and apparently didn't find it weird that they were given to her in black plastic bin bags secured with sticky tape.

To no-one's surprise (I'm sure) it turned out that each of these 18 packages contained not just headphones, but cocaine.

Now, it's possible that's just a really bad cover story and she did know, but if not I have no idea how anyone couldn't have been suspicious of something wrapped like that, it's the international symbol of "DRUGS ARE IN HERE"

Yaaawn, well I let myself get distracted and now it's on twenty minutes to midnight and I didn't get nearly enough zzzzs last night! Which might have explained why my digestive system was still being an ass. However, that might have had something to do with having to do the Year 2 Scripture Class by myself today! Fortunately, Mum gave me instructions on what to do and it went quite well, nice kids (with a few naughty ones, but none really bad) but still kind of nerve-wracking! I kept forgetting what to say and "um-ing and ah-ing" the whole way through. The career of a teacher is so not for me! :OP

However, I totally need to find myself some more hours...Dad and I met Mum at the office to sign the contract for the other studio apartment - the last one in fact! - and whilst the due date for the stamp duty resets itself (thank God because I had to pay that $650 fine today!) I'll need to be actually employed full-time (or equivalent hours) to be able to live there!

There is a part-time receptionist job that looks interesting, mostly afternoons, but it also seems to want someone who can fill-in when others are on annual leave or whatever - which depending on the day would be difficult...Plus there's one full-day on Friday - but Mrs S did say that if it was just one day I could change one of my three days so I could do that. Although...she did seem to forget that this morning when I spoke to her about it so I was bit worried :OP

But yes, let's not get ahead of oneself - I haven't even applied, LOL!

That in mind though, I'll need my wits about it, so now I shall be off to bed!

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: (Uther - The 411)
11:16pm: So the first round of elections has happened in France, which leads me to wonder...why are there more than one round of elections?! Sounds like a tremedous pain in the ass. And voting's not even compulsory over there, so I wonder what the turn out for the polls are like.

Anyway, the moderate guy and the far right lady have got through...France better not fuck this shit up. Sweden managed not to let us down, so I hope they don't either, because there's really enough shit going on right now. Just the other day I heard that North Korea had said they could deploy a missile here to Australia?! WTF?

Moving along, not a lot to report, although that time o' the month is swiftly approaching and my knee is killing me because it's an ass. I've also been super clumsy, so embarrassing. Honestly, why is this still a thing that happens? It's been like 20 years.

(And now I feel old o.O)

What else...I dunno, I had a library shift this afternoon, which I was like five minutes late for because I popped into the pet shop to get a new filter insert thing, unfortunately said pet shop didn't have the filter in stock. Do'h! Oh well, five minutes lateness doesn't seem to be too terrible, but I really need to pick up my game there.

I was also supposed to call the agent about getting a 6 months lease and paying slightly more rent, but I totally forgot and now I can't do it until Wednesday because tomorrow is ANZAC Day and thus a public holiday.

Anyway, my brain sucks right now, so I'm gonna wrap this up here, I hope to be more coherent tomorrow!

For now, goodnight!

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anonymoose_au: (Oww...Aaah...Owwww)
11:38pm: I'm not sure I mentioned this in previous entries, maybe I did? But since last Friday my right thumb has been sore. Like whenever I bend it there's this sharp pain. I have no idea what I could have done to it...I can only assume some sort of sprain? Or tendonitis or something? I'm sure it can't be arthritis, although my father does have it in his thumbs...

So yeah, it's been going on since then and I'm starting to wonder if I should see a doctor about it...but I'm not sure if that would actually be beneficial, I mean what are they going to do? Perhaps I should try putting that anti-inflammatory gel I have, or put an ice pack on it or something? I guess if it's still sore by the end of the week I'll get it checked out.

In other news, still no bank card! I called my bank and discovered that despite what the person I spoke to last week said the card was sent to my old address in Newtown, well fuck. Sadly it was too late to try and get it from there, so a new card is being sent out. With any luck it'll take less time than the three to five business days estimate, or at the very least it gets here by Friday!

Anyway, I have to go, because I'm doing an extra day for Mrs S tomorrow so I need to keep up on my zzzs, although I have quite the problem, there's a hole in my work shorts! Shiiit, I'm gonna have to wear my other pair, although those are my good shorts. :O( Guess it can't be helped.

And on that note I shall be off!

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anonymoose_au: (Default)
11:32pm: I got an SMS from my bank this afternoon saying that due to suspicious activity my credit card has been cancelled and they need to send me a new one! Well shit. I have no idea when it happened, I called the number in the SMS (rest assured it was not a scam) all the recording on the end would say is that a suspicious transaction had been done online, but they couldn't say what said transaction was for. Which worried me a bit because I did pay that parking fine online yesterday...but when I went online to check my account, that particular transaction was still listed as having gone through, so I assume it wasn't it.

But who stole my card information! And how can I stop them doing so again? If it was an online thing is there something on my laptop that let them steal it? I have a Virus checker on my laptop, but these guys seem to be really good at finding weaknesses.

Suffice to say, I should probably but my card in one of those RDIF defender things so they can't phish me while I'm out and about. Although I'm not sure if I actually need to buy one or if just a regular thick paper sleeve will do. I guess I'll see what the net has to say.

In further not so good news, the get together with my friends today was cancelled. I'm seriously glad now that I went to the get-together on Saturday! But I'm rather bummed for my other friend, I'm not sure she got to see the other friend very much at all. :O(

Anywho, the is a bit of good news, namely that I got my kitchen and bathroom cleaned up pretty well and passed Mum's inspection after Scripture class today. Although, she did help me out a bit I have to admit, now I just need to make sure I keep the kitchen and bathroom clean, come on me, you can do it!

And now, I must head off, bed is needed, I managed to not get enough sleep last night, do'h.

Oh and after the bummer of my card, I ended up buying myself some Pusheen stuff from an Aussie shop (reasonably priced postage for the win!) and paid by direct deposit since I didn't have a credit card number, LOL :O) I wonder how long they'll come to arrive...

Goodnight all!

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anonymoose_au: (Plushy Goes Eeeee!)
10:59pm: Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners, which is a very odd show where one obsessive cleaner goes to a the house of a super messy person's place and teaches them how to clean - which is apparently supposed to help them not be so obsessive in their own cleaning. I'm not actually sure that's an approved method...I guess as long as they don't end up making other people obsessive, because the guy that's on right now takes four hours to wash his dishes!

Anyway, time is getting on so I better get a move on! First up, I finally go the Chou Chou Train video in a sharable format. Man, that was quite the drama...no idea why it wasn't working yesterday, I did end up having to turn off and turn on my laptop so maybe that was the issue. Anyway there you go 7 seconds, LOL.

Happy Birthday to Dad! )

Right, I think I'll have to leave Dad's Birthday Dinner to tomorrow! It's almost midnight and I've work in the morning. It was quite an evening so I want to give it the attention it deserves.

For now, goodnight!

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anonymoose_au: (Oh Bitch Bitch Bitch)
11:29pm: Which is the channel with Letters & Numbers and the ice skating on it! I think I mentioned that I was able to pick it up when I plugged my aerial directly into the TV, but I also can't record from that (what's the deal with that anyway? Why would you want a TV that doesn't let you record stuff directly into it? Bloody annoying). I went to Bunnings today to discover they'd all ready taken all the Christmas stuff away and there were no suction cup light holder thingies available, so instead I bought a ready to plant flower and this connector cable since I thought I could two of my cables together to make it longer. However, it turned out I already had a longer cable, so I need to return it. But my Blu-ray/HDD player still won't get SBS even though it gets all the other channels. Bah! I shouldn't need to buy an entire new player just to get a channel?

I suppose I could ask the landlord if he can get SBS on his TV and if not see if he might call in the antenna man - which he was going to do when I thought the antenna outlet didn't work in here at all. Although, he might not do it for just one channel.

Anyway, moving on from my TV technical woes, I ended up having quite a busy day. After work with Mrs S, where my cupcakes were well-received by her husband, I to pick up the ingredients for lasagna that I was missing as well as some milk and fizzy drink for Mum - who saw me driving to the shops and since I planned to go over to the parental place for a swim - I agreed to get.

As it happened, we didn't get to go swimming after all - boo - although I'll be going over tomorrow after work at the library and popping by the Mall to get bath towels for Mrs S and Mum says we can go swimming then. We better. :OP

In other news, the Fed-Ex is back and at the Hopman Cup! He won his round against the guy from Great Britain (it wasn't Andy Murray), but the match between the ladies is taking longer than expected, which is no good for me, because afterwards there's a mixed doubles match. I've never seen Roger play any sort of doubles before and it would seem I probably won't this time either since it's coming up on midnight and I can't stay up too late. Guess them's the brakes, but seriously, even when something happens in Australia time zones can get in the way!

On that note, I shall wrap it up here, once again making no attempt to catch up on Memes, I gotta start updating my journal earlier, because I seriously miss them!

For now though, goodnight!

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anonymoose_au: (Oww...Aaah...Owwww)
11:22pm: Yeah, that's pretty much me right now, except I'd be grabbing my right foot because something seems to happened to my heel, I think it's Plantar Fasciitis, because whenever I try to walk I get terrible sharp pain from the inner heel right through my arch and when I'm just sitting around it aches.

Fuuuck. This is not good. My fingers are crossed that I'll wake up tomorrow and it won't hurt as much...or at all because it's gonna make work tomorrow for Mrs S somewhat difficult.

I'm a bit concerned because apparently my mother had this same problem a few months back and it took like six months to go away.

I guess I should have gone to my podiatrist.

Anyway, in good news I went to M and Grandpa's today thus avoiding the hot weather and managed to beat M at canasta! Hell yeah go me!

And now I'm here at the parental house where I'm spending the night, since the big bro and his family are away tonight, although he did just pop in to get the stroller (which I found pretty surprising, he had to drive all the way from inner western Sydney! Seems a bit of a trek...)

I did have some other stuff to report, but my foot is distracting me and I really need to get to bed so I shall wrap this up here.

Wish me luck tomorrow!

Goodnight!

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anonymoose_au: (Plushy Goes Eeeee!)
11:35pm: So the Men's Free Program of the Russian Figure Skating Skating Nationals is on right now, and I've just been treated to the sight of one of the weirdest costume choices I've ever seen. This chap came out dressed in what appeared to be a throw back to children's clothing in the early 1900s in BRIGHT ASS BLUE and then skated to music that had absolutely nothing to do with the costume! It was bizarre! He also had clear duct tape on his skates.

Oh wait, someone at the skating forum I'm in has come to the rescue and explained it, apparently it's the same sort of costume worn in the movie his music was from, Django Unchained/ Good to know, because otherwise it just looked like everyone on the guy's team had some weird ass hallucination.

All the same it was some weird shit.

And dang, I've been so caught up in watching that I missed out completing my Russian practice for today. Damn.

In other news, I did some last minute shopping and managed to get all my Christmas presents only to discover I don't have any ribbon left to wrap said presents! Well, that is I had enough ribbon for three of them, but there's still the little bro's and Dad's to wrap. I guess I could just use sticky tape, but I can feel my mother judging me from here, LOL.

Anyway, it's actually past midnight now so I better wrap this up quick and get back to watching my Russians, they're not doing very well at all so far. I wonder if something's wrong with the ice.

A happy Christmas Eve Eve to you 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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anonymoose_au: (Whoops)
11:15pm: I swear the change themselves, it's very annoying.

Although I've just had a terrible thought, maybe someone has changed it! I don't think so...but I have had a lot of odd emails bounce back...

Oh crap...I've just checked the recent activity on my Yahoo account and there's some decidedly weird shit there...like my account's been accessed from India and China! Unless that's just when I've used Hola! to change my location...but I don't think so.

But I've all ready changed my password so many times I have no idea what I could use that I'd even remember! Except I also remember enabling two-step authentication so that I'd get an SMS on my phone if there was any shenanigans. But then perhaps I only did that after these weird sign ins, they're from 7 and 8 months ago.

Well, I've changed the password now so hopefully weird shit won't go down again.

Right, moving on, not a lot to report...except once again it's a lot later than I expected! And I haven't done my Russian yet, which I really need to do, although my phone is currently plugged in with a reaally short cable so I'm not sure how that's going to work. I might have to lie on the floor, LOL.

I'm at the parental units' place now for my usual Sunday night stay-over, we had Chinese for dinner, complete with honey chicken, which was super yummy indeed!

Also it means I can watch the house shows with Mum, and we can raise an eyebrow whenever they mention "granite" they're all about granite bench tops and double sinks, LOL.

But like I said time is getting on so I better wrap this up. Here's hoping I won't have any more password woes. Fingers crossed!

Goodnight all!

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anonymoose_au: (Whoops)
11:33pm: On my Blu-Ray DVD recorder! I'm transferring some of the programs I've recorded on it - Air Crash Investigation episodes and one recording is five hours long! WTF? Now unless there was a marathon of episodes that's like four hours of some other show I didn't want to record. Man, can't believe I didn't notice that, I've been missing the end of shows and so on for a few weeks now because I haven't been able to find room. Rude.

Moving along, Mrs S and I went to Mobility shop today, but alas, the chap there said he wouldn't be able to sell Mrs S's old manual wheelchair for very much money, so we need to put it up on Gumtree. I hope it works, it's hard to tell with Gumtree, I don't think my parents have sold their old coffee table yet.

After returning Mrs S's wheelchair to her house I headed back to my place to get down to cleaning! However, Mum never showed up! I was going to call, but I kept putting it off and now it's too late. I wonder what happened? Perhaps she got called into work, although it's odd she didn't call me or at least send me a text.

Oh well, at least I got the place cleaned up, some more needs to be done, but things are quite neat now. :O)

Anywho, I did at least do one other thing today, and that was arrange to get my new tyres, they're not Advanti ones, but they are sports tyres so hopefully they look nice. More importantly though they're the same size as the current ones, I'm not sure if it would make a huge difference but I imagine having a change in height would be quite strange.

So yes I need to get up sooner rather than later for that, so it's off to bed with me now.

Goodnight all!

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anonymoose_au: (Whoops)
11:14pm: Indeed so, as I mentioned a few weeks back after the interview I didn't hold much hope, still it sucks to hear it or in this case read it through an email.

Yes, it was very odd, but I heard I didn't get the job through email because apparently when the person tried to call me my phone number was restricted. WTF? Weird! I haven't had any problems with people calling my mobile before. At least...I don't think so, although it's been a while since anyone's actually called me, mostly it's been SMSing. I should probably check that out, maybe all the changing around of my mobile plan has done something.

Although...Mrs S did call me last Wednesday...but then it's a new month, hmmm.

However, it's not all bad news, the person had some feedback for me and wants to discuss the sorts of jobs I should be applying to the next time I come to the library. Whoo, that's cool! Although it would seem interacting with the pubic in the library setting is not my talent. Hmpf! I'm not sure that's true, however I do like the idea of working in the back of house at libraries.

Which reminds me I've got to apply for that one day a week job at the Local Studies Area! I guess no-one has applied because they've opened it to full-time employees too, dang. On the other hand...maybe they just need a number of people before they can assign someone to the job.

Moving on, exciting news! My Pusheen colouring book arrived today! It's so adorable! I can't wait to start doing some colouring in it. So cute. :OD And having it delivered to the pharmacy near my parents' place was a good move if I do say so myself. And handy since after helping at Catholic Scripture today I popped by Mum and Dad's to tell Mum how it went and see her off to the airport. I was surprised her flight left so late, but it turns out she's going via KL and will be in a hotel for a few hours and she's also only going with a carry-on and laptop bag! Wow! That's a new one for Mum! It does mean she was able to take advantage of the cheap deal I suppose, the ads for those usually say things about checked baggage not included.

In other news...the Library Manager at Belrose Library is screwing me around a bit...this afternoon he called to offer me a shift tomorrow afternoon which I was happy to take. I then went to the trouble of calling the Dee Why Library Home Library Service Co-ordinator about only coming in tomorrow morning for one hour, only to have the guy call me back and say he didn't need me after all! WTF? How does that happen?

I'm starting to wonder if it's something personal! As I've mentioned, I haven't had a casual shift at the Warringah libraries since before Easter this year. I hope not.

Right, I better wrap this up because I see to be developing a slight headache, obviously I been on the laptop too much lately (yesterday for example I only went outside to clean out the fan intakes because it's been switching itself off from overheating!).

So, I shall bid you all goodnight!

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anonymoose_au: (Plushy Goes Eeeee!)
10:59pm: Because it keeps bringing up water, so on the plus side I've learned to recognise the Russian for water. Go me!

On the down side I've only just refilled my water jug so the water I have here is not as cold as I like it to be, boo. But I went and got some anyway because I'm thirsty!

Moving along, today I went to the Library for the volunteering, which went well! Actually, I felt like it took me too long to do one patron's selection, but the HLS Co-ordinators were very happy to see me, so that's cool.

I decided to take the bus, so that I could read my book, but wouldn't you know it? I didn't actually read it instead I was on my mobile instead! Derr. Although admittedly on the way home I had to stand up in the bus, which makes reading quite difficult. I was glad to get some walking in today, although it got quite warm on the walk back to the Granny Flat from the bus stop, it was supposed to reach 26 C today, however the news tells me it only got to 23, but who knows, the temperatures on the Northern Beaches can be weird.

Also, I got a bit worried when I checked my fish tank and couldn't see Plushenko anywhere! Which is impossible because I've got a lid on the tank so it's not like he could have jumped out! But peering from different angles I couldn't see him anywhere, I even took the little hatch on the lid off to look. As you can imagine I was starting to get quite confused, but as I stepped away he suddenly popped out from behind the filter. Sneaky! With his black body he can be hard to see, but after the filter propeller incident I was worried about him!

Right I'm watching Air Crash Investigation and you have to ask yourself...why would an airport not have a radar? I guess quite a few don't, but it really seems like a necessary piece of equipment to have. On the episode I'm watching a plane has crashed in the Amazon and no-one knows where it is because there's no radar to show the rescuers where they are! At least until they can set of the emergency beacon, although a party from the plane has had to go off looking for help. And as it happens the plane wasn't anywhere near where it should have been.

Radars save lives.

Okedoke, I better wrap this up, because work with Mrs S calls tomorrow.

Goodnight all!

Hunger

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Russian Lesson

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anonymoose_au: (Oww...Aaah...Owwww)
10:56pm: Or perhaps lessons in not leaving stuff on your bed, because I managed to give myself a very nasty scratch from my pacer! Ouch! Also uncool, the weather's supposed to get warm this week and this is going to be quite visible if I wear a t-shirt or short-sleeved shirt. Damn how long is it going to take to heal I wonder? It looks like I came worse off against a cat! Which is probably a better story than been attacked by a pacer...

Moving along from embarrassing injuries, it's been an ordinary ol' Monday with not a lot to report. I did get to the gym though which was good! Except I forgot to bring my water bottle up with me and I didn't feel like going back to the parking lot to get it so I ended up getting rather thirsty. Boo.

After finishing up at the gym I headed home where Plushenko the fish continues to thrive in his tank, a welcoming sight :O) Although I probably should have gone to the supermarket because as I discovered I didn't actually have any proper food in the house. Whoops, not to self: go food shopping tomorrow.

Also on the "to-do" list tomorrow is volunteering at Dee Why Library, since I'm working at Mona Vale Library on Thursday. Apparently, they really need me to help with the selection of books for the home library patrons, so it's nice to be needed. Although...with that in mind they really should hire actual staff to do that. It kind of sucks that they don't, with under-employment being such a big problem in Australia. Obviously, the Government isn't providing enough funding for libraries, hmpf, what else is new?

All right, rant over then...after all I want to catch up on Memes after all, even though Friday5 is still down.

The (Other) Friday Five

19/08/2016

1. What’s your favorite way to stay cool in late summer? Going for a swim then going into an air-condition room!

2. Are you ready for autumn yet? Fortunately, we've headed into Spring so I don't have to be worried about that. :OP

3. What do you have left to do before summer ends? Well, Summer hasn't arrived yet, but I sure as Hell need to meet up with some friends before it does! I've been very anti-social lately, not fun.

4. Has it been a good summer for you? N/A

5. Have you started Christmas shopping yet? Ha ha, no. I have no idea what to buy to be honest, I'm a terrible gift buyer.

26/8/16

I feel like I've done this one so...

8/09/16

Stardate 11609.09: Star Trek 50th Anniversary


Star Trek isn't my bag so I'll skip this one too...

16/9/16

1. What are five good health habits for one to have? Drink lots of water, exercise, have a carrot a day, laugh and relax.

2. Name any four things that you want to do before you die? Visit New York City, see Plushy skate, write a book and own an apartment.

3. Name three songs to which you know all the lyrics? Uh...I'm not sure, sometimes I think I know all the words and then when it comes time to sing. :OP

4. What were you doing two hours ago? Watching TV and chatting to my friend Steph on Facebook *waves*!

5. If you could smash and break one thing and one thing only, what would it be? Donald Trump's face - no that's rather violent. I'd smash his desk instead, it'd be cathartic.

Right, it's nearly midnight so I better be off! I did promise not to stay up too late even if I have the day off the next day.

Goodnight all!

Hunger

Comfort

Hygiene

Energy

Fun

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Bladder

Room

Memes

Reach for the laser with Antic's Sims-ulator!
anonymoose_au: (Arthur- Awesome)
11:20pm: Man, do I feel like a dumbass. After all the internet woes of the last few months, I finally realised...wireless broadband isn't just like regular broadband. It's the type of internet connection I've been looking for! One that doesn't need a phone line, but provides a large data allowance - in fact if I'm willing to fork out $89 a month I can go unlimited! O.o

Well son of a bitch, I can't believe I didn't realise this, it's quite annoying when I see how much money I've spent the past two months because of going over my data limit on my phone - I could have used that money to buy the modem for the wireless broadband!

As it is, I forked over the $200 today, although it did require me to go to Harvey Norman, which I planned never to give my custom too after the owner of the chain made some disparaging remarks regarding people who have trouble finding jobs. But it was either that, paying $10 and waiting some days for a modem to be sent to me or driving for another half-hour or more to get to the Good Guys, the other chain of shops that sells the modem.

So! I've got this lovely internet now, $59 for 40Gb, niiice. I'll see how I go with it, since I probably don't actually need unlimited, it's not like I watch streaming TV.

Ow, I just hurt my nose while rubbing it, good work me. :OP

Anyway! It's nearly 11:30 so I better get myself to bed, I almost got 8 hours of sleep last night and as I result I felt pretty damn good. Which is why I updated tonight - last night I had a terrible headache and also because I got an SMS from my mobile provider that I'd all ready used 50% of my mobile data...in four days, what the fuck?!(It did though get me investigating the other options which is how I found out about the wireless broadband thing, so maybe it was a blessing).

But yes, better be off!

Oh wait, I almost forgot! I got quite a shock today when I checked my phone during a lull at work with Mrs S and discovered an SMS from the agent who looks after the Granny Flat on behalf of the landlord. It said they were coming over today for an inspection! OMG! Not only is the place still a mess, but by law they have to give you 24 hours notice before inpsection. So as soon as I could I called them up to see about re-scheduling. As it happened there was some mistake, they were meant to send me notice a week back, but for some reason it never came. Weird. Still at least I didn't miss something and now the inspection isn't until next Thursday, phew!

Goodnight all!

Hunger

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Energy

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Internet

Reach for the laser with Antic's Sims-ulator!
anonymoose_au: (Plushy Goes Eeeee!)
10:52pm: Next Thursday the 11th, which apparently requires me to be at home so the technician can make sure the ADSL+2 can be connected. Which seems unnecessary since I know the line works because the previous tenant used it! Also in typical phone company style I have to be at home in case the technician needs to actually come into the granny flat between 1pm and 5pm. Hmpf, like I didn't have anything else to do! I'm going to have to rearrange my volunteering at the library.

Anywho! It was an interesting day as I finished up half an hour earlier at Mrs S's I was able to get to Macquarie Ice Rink for ice skating! Yay! Of course I had a bit of a scare when I realised I'd forgotten to bring my leggings, fortunately I was wearing my work pants which unlike jeans are easy to manuvoeer in so I just kept them on instead (although now I have to figure out where my leggings are...dang.

Anyway, it was lots of fun been out on the ice, especially since it was so nice and smooth since there wasn't a lot of people at the rink, it being lunchtime on a weekday and it's not school holidays. Although, I did have to pay the $20 flat fee, which is a bit of a pain, but since I haven't gone skating in almost a month I figured it was worth it.

After I the session ended I did a bit of shopping, although I didn't actually buy anything, I was hoping to get some cutlery - as I've mentioned my current set is starting to break because it was a cheap and cheerful purchase - but I couldn't find any that wasn't a) outrageously expensive and/or b) having way too many pieces - we're talking 56 piece cutlery sets! o.O I only need 16 ie four person...or maybe 24. But yeah 56 is way too much.

I even popped by the Belrose Supercentre on my way home hoping they'd have a shop in there that might cater to my needs, but alas no. And I've just realised I should have bought another watermelon cushion for my dining chair from Lincraft. Damn, it totally slipped my mind because I was having abdominal pain and just wanted to get my person home. Ah well.

Right, I should probably wrap this up because I didn't get anywhere near enough sleep last night, not only did I got to bed too late I got the shock of my life when just as I was near to drifting off the fire alarm went off briefly. I practically jumped out of bed! But there was no smoke or fire... I have to assume the battery is flat...although I thought they usually chirp before that happens, but there hasn't been a peep from it since last night. Plus looking up at it just now the light on it has flashed...so maybe it is still alive.

Well, Mum will be coming over, so she can help me take a look at it and perhaps get the landlord to come over...because I don't have an actual ladder here.

Okedoke, off to do my Russian and then hit the hay!

Goodnight all!

Hunger

Comfort

Hygiene

Energy

Fun

Social

Bladder

Room

Ice Skating

Reach for the laser with Antic's Sims-ulator!
anonymoose_au: (I Don't Know...)
9:36pm: Right, let's start with the good news! I found my personalised Nutella label! I'd all put given up hope on it when suddenly I realised there was one last place it could be, my laptop bag, which I stuck in the left cupboard part of the buffet cabinet. And there it was, whoo! :OD

So that's a big relief, what isn't such a big relief is the fact that all the studio apartments in the development my mother and I looked at a few weeks back have sold - or at least had deposits put on them. :O( Awww, I was looking forward to living somewhere nice and new in the future...Although I suppose I should make sure I've got a sufficient income before I do that. Mum and Dad are of the opinion that it wasn't meant to be, and something no doubt will pop up, but I dunno...housing is getting more expensive! Experts keep saying there's going to be an oversupply of apartments and thus the price will fall, but they've been saying that for ages and it doesn't seem to be happening any time soon.

Then the weird news...I seem to have lost a cucumber...I got it and a carrot to have for dinner and then went into the main room to eat and got distracted and whilst I found the carrot the cucumber remains unseen! Which is awkward because I last saw it on my bed...so like it's in here somewhere. o.O Man, I hope not...I've looked, though and I cant find it!

What else to report...well as it turns out all my cleaning yesterday afternoon didn't pass muster, now admittedly I did forget to clean the fridge, but I gave the oven, microwave, shower and toilet a go. In fact the toilet is rather questionable...when I got there it had a stain in it that wouldn't come out, not even Mum could get it to sparkle again. I gave it a good hard scrub, but...you know. The shower was also a disaster, Shower Sparkle only works on a clean shower so there were all these streaks on the glass doors.

Anyway, the landlords said I could either do more cleaning or pay $50 from my bond and have their cleaner - who comes tomorrow - do it. In all honesty I'm someone who sucks at cleaning so I decided to cut my losses because chances were I'd go back and it still would pass muster.

In other news...Le Course by Le Tour De France is on this evening before the Last Stage, this is the women's bike race, unfortunately there's a problem with commentary at present! I have no idea who any of these ladies are or who's in the lead or what. You can hear the onsite commentary, but it's in French which I don't know so that's no help, LOL.

And I finally went to church tonight after missing two weeks - shame on me :OP - my parents also went so we sat together, they were supposed to bring my heater with them, but they forgot to look for it while they were at M and Grandpa's today. Ah well, I've got my electric blanket, although whenever I get up it's coooold.

Before I go, let's have a Meme or two! )

Right, that took longer than I thought, so I'll be off now!

Goodnight all!

Hunger

Comfort

Hygiene

Energy

Fun

Social

Bladder

Room

Nutella Label

Reach for the laser with Antic's Sims-ulator!
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