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11:22pm: But that's not my fault, I had an update all ready to go last night actually, but when I went to submit it, the internet decided to have a fit and not be connected so it didn't post! Then when I went back the update page nothing had been saved like it usually is and by that point it was nearly midnight and I didn't have enough time.

No need to despair though you didn't miss much, unless you think my tale of driving on a nearly empty fuel tank exciting. :OP It did get super low though! Of course, today as expected petrol prices had fallen, grumble grumble. so rude! Sometimes I feel like I should advertise when I get petrol because I can guarantee the very next day it'll be cheaper.

Anyway, moving on, not much excitement this week, in fact less exciting than usual because alas the time difference between here and Italy - where the last Junior Grand Prix event is been held means I haven't been able to watch any of it yet. Which is a huge shame because one of Plushy's students is there! I found out today that Plushy himself isn't there because he's with another student, but the skater in question, a young man, did totally awesome in the short program and is currently in the first! Apparently, he was thinking of quitting at the end of last season because he wasn't skating well and having problems with his jumps, but I certainly didn't see any evidence of that. How cool for Plushy and his team, you go, man!

So yeah, you know you've got an unexciting life when you have to write about someone else's LOL.

Oh, well, I did decided to make use of my fitness app to see how my eating habits are, since I've been gaining weight recently, unsurprisingly I've been eating too much, do'h! Not a lot, but enough so adds up. Guess I have a choc chip cookie eating problem, LOL. Hopefully I can figure out some healthier snack options, because I do get hungry.

Anywaaay, I better wrap this up because time is moving on and I do feel a bit sleepy, need to get the zzzs!

Hopefully I'll have something more exciting to report this weekend LOL.

But wait I almost forgot! This evening had some excitement so to speak - I was meant to meet Mum and Dad for dinner at the Golf Club for their cheap Friday eats. I ended up going to the parental house first to help Mum with purchasing something from E-bay where I found out poor Dad had gone to the Eye Hospital in the city because he was having vision issues! D:

Mum and I ended up going to the club - although it turned out it wasn't cheap fish and chip night, but we shared a regular priced one, LOL - during this time Mum called Dad and found out that his retinas are OK, although apparently he has to keep an eye (no pun intended!) on any further symptoms. He had to leave his car near the Mall and catch the bus into the city, so I drove Mum over to the car and Dad got the bus back so she could drive him back.

I meanwhile headed home, and who should pull up next to me, but my little bro going...somewhere. LOL this is like the first time I've ever randomly gone past him - and at first I didn't recognise him and thought some weirdo was waving at me from his car. But nope! Pretty neat, I must remember to mention that to the parental units.

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Sep. 26th, 2017 11:16 pm
anonymoose_au: (Uther - The 411)
11:04pm: Yes, I'm afraid I do use more bandwidth then I thought I would because I've run out of it and now my internet provider has slowed my internet riiiight down to dial-up speeds! I could pay 10 bucks to get buy some more data, but with only four days left in the month I'm not sure if it's the best use of my money.

Although, there's more ice skating coming up this weekend! That being the case I should buy the data block sooner rather than later to get my money's worth. But I dunno...I have quite a bit of data left on my phone, but I'm sure it wouldn't last.

In other news, my bedside lamp's light bulb just decided to burn out and I'm pretty sure I don't have another one - which I was just discussing with Mrs S the other day. Grumble, grumble.

What else? Not much, had a shift at the library today, usually on Tuesday's the Duke of Ed school kids come by to do volunteer work thus meaning we have to leave the shelving to them, but it's school holidays so they're not in. Also there's currently a Where's Wally event going on in the library, which I decided to join in on, LOL. Not that I can actually enter, but I managed to find everything so yaaay.

Right, I better wrap this up because I need to go to bed, although I finally got some writing done, maybe I should leave the internet alone... :OP

But for the time being, I'm off!

Oh and I went swimming today with Mum at the Retirement Village's swimming pool, yaaay, always fun! And also washed my car before the landlord's get back, so I do feel very productive!

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Aug. 22nd, 2017 10:31 pm
anonymoose_au: (Hey! Bitches)
9:50pm: I'm still alive, I've just been laid low by a cold the last few days. It all started on Saturday when I woke up with a slightly sore throat and a bit sniffling, bad enough that I didn't go ice skating - and thus didn't get my beanie (apparently it's still waiting at Macquarie for me, but I need to get it sooner rather than later!).

By the time I woke up on Sunday I felt terrible and had to make the call to the library saying I wouldn't be able to come in. I had to leave a message actually so I was worried they wouldn't get the message, but fortunately I got an SMS back confirming it.

So I spent most of the day in bed, except for when I got up and drove over to Mum and Dad's house because I didn't feel like being by myself when I felt so gross. Although it was a bit of a gamble so to speak because though I'd also sent an SMS to Mrs S asking if it was possible for the other carer to fill in for me on Monday I hadn't heard back yet and I wasn't sure I'd be able to drive even the small distance. Fortunately, that worked out too!

As it happened I couldn't stay in bed all day Monday because the internet still wasn't working properly over at Newtown so in a last ditch effort to solve it Dad and I drove over there with my laptop and spare router that I bought before I realised I didn't actually have a phone line at my Granny Flat. The modem that was all ready over there was apparently working again after one of the tenant's fixed the cable, but of course, I'd instructed Dad to reset it so all the connection info was wiped off! I decided to change over the modems anyway though, since the one there was old and didn't make it easy to figure out the name and password for it.

Anyway, I was able to sort everything out, hooray! Although I did discover something's happened to my Box Thing, namely, it's padlocks have disappeared! WTF?! There was also a box not inside it when Dad and I arrived. To be honest I'm surprised said box hadn't been thrown out you're not supposed to leave things in the car park, I put it back in the Box, but the thing is still unlocked! Hopefully, no-one breaks in...at least I don't have any comics for them to steal hmpf!

I stayed over at Mum and Dad's last night as well, which Dad approved of since there's central heating here so I don't have to worry about temperature changes. Which M thought was a good idea as well when I called up to cancel (regrettably) today's Canasta game.

Which brings us today, to my great relief, the sore throat and congested nasal passage portion of the cold seems to have ended - cross fingers!!! - although I've got a bit of a cough and my ears are blocked, boo. However, I'm well enough to go to work at Mrs S's tomorrow, and considering I have to get there a bit earlier than normal I better wrap this up and get my butt to bed.

And on a final note, the land lord finally fixed the tap...except...he's installed a completely different tap, so now I have two mismatched ones! LOL. It looks quite unattractive, but hey at least there's no dripping! I know this because I have popped back to the Granny Flat twice in these last few days, on Monday to get the router and today to get my work clothes. The kitchen looks good if I do say so myself. :O)

Right, better be off now. I hope all my USA pals enjoyed the Solar eclipse (the cosmic ballet goes on :OP).

Goodnight all!

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anonymoose_au: (Oh Bitch Bitch Bitch)
11:02pm: Right now they're showing the ice show Plushy - and a bunch of other fabulous skaters - is in and I can't find a way to stream it. Boooo! Russian TV is really nice about this sort of thing (or perhaps they're trying to lull me into a false sense of security so they can hack my computer only to be severely disappointed by its content), but Japanese TV is a black hole when it comes to this kind of thing. Oh well, here's hoping some of it ends up on YouTube or whatever.

In other news, I'm confused as to why it's kind of too hot under the doona, but too cold outside the doona. WTF is this? Very annoying.

Moving on, I just realised the other day that I've been forgetting to write my positive note of the day! I'm supposed to be doing that so at the end of the year I can look back and see all the good things that happened in the year. I really must get back on it. I'm not sure if I should try to catch up on the days I missed though...my updates on Dreamwidth aren't really that descriptive so I might not be able to remember! I guess it could be good brain exercise.

Anyway! Work was weird today...in that mid-way through the shift the Librarian on Duty disappeared into the children's area I later discovered that some kid had thrown up down there and the poor Librarian had had to clean it up!!! OMG, I am so fucking glad I didn't get asked to do that, because let me just say no way, no way in Hell. I'd probably let myself get fired first.

Seriously though, the parent probably should have dealt with that, but I think they took the kid home which I guess is fair enough. Suffice to say I didn't go and shelve anything in that area after that.

And I gotta haul butt now, it's bedtime, but I haven't done my Russian yet! At least my writing is going well, yaay! :O)

On that note, goodnight!

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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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Whoops...

Apr. 12th, 2017 11:53 pm
anonymoose_au: (Hey! Bitches)
11:34pm: I did plan on updating yesterday, but I had to get to bed early after Monday's night/Tuesday morning's shocking lack of sleep so I didn't. But here I am today, which I'm sure you're all super excited about :OP

Actually, I do have some odd news, I bought up the idea of paying to go on a trip to Japan to see Plushy at an ice show (and you know, see my big bro and his family) and she seemed totally onboard with it! The downside is...Mum and Dad aren't actually going to be there at the time (I thought they would be, but I miscalculated) or rather there will be a show, but it's like a seven hour drive from where they'll be - or a one hour flight, but I'm not made of money, gee!

Now Plushy will be doing a show in China in August, when Mum plans to go back to Japan after my bro's second child is born and she suggested we could catch a plane via Beijing. Which is all very cool except...Mum's going to be out of the country for a month, which I obviously can't do so I would have to fly home by myself. Which...I don't think I can do...not because I'm terrified of the plane crashing but because I don't really think I could go on such a long trip in an inescapable mode of transport without freaking out.

Also...I've kind of remembered that the other carer is going home to see her family later this year, perhaps in August, in which case it'd make life difficult for Mrs S trying to find two carers to replace!

Aaah, I dunno...what should I do I wonder? Ideally I want to go to see a Japanese ice skating show and go when Dad goes as he wouldn't stay anywhere near as long as Mum would so I can get the plane back with him. Or should I like, suck it up or get something to knock me out on the plane (do they even let you do that? What if there's an emergency?) because hey at least Mum's on board with the idea?

Bah! I dunno.

In other news, I took a rather cute photo of myself in my new Pusheen gear, but the photo's on my phone and I tried posting to Tumblr with it (so I could link to it later here) but it wouldn't post. Ruuuuude. But with only ten minutes to midnight I don't have time so you'll have to wait with bated breath. :OP

And the meme as well for that matter, LOL.

Ah well, you can only do your best.

For now, though, goodnight!

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anonymoose_au: (Oww...Aaah...Owwww)
11:40pm: So, I need to get to bed so I better make this quick.

Anyway, the point to my subject title is...my poor IBS decided to act up today, but it was my own fault for not having a proper breakfast...or lunch for that matter. I was just so excited for the last episode of the figure skating anime that I neglected to do it and by the time I thought about it, it was kind of too late.

Suffice to say things came to a head while I was volunteering at the library, ugh, it really sucked, I almost had a full-on panic attack and as it was I had trouble properly concentrating on the work I was given. I think I did all right though, except I left early and thus didn't get my usual two hours in.

But I did at least fell OK enough to get to the War Vets home to meet my parents at the Chapel there. They wanted to talk to the people there about playing music for the 4pm Christmas vigil. Apparently there wasn't going to be any actual music, just recordings so the people there were happy to have Mum and Dad there. So that's what will be happening Saturday afternoon, although I'm not sure how I'm going to play Canasta with M if I'm doing that.

Finally, I was watching the Russian Figure Skating Nationals online, but the internet suddenly decided to be a butt and I can't seem to load any streams. Booo. At least I saw the men's event! The ladies are on tomorrow so hopefully the net will be going again so I can see it.

But now I must go! I had a dream last night I was late for work with Mrs S and I don't want that to happen for real!

So I say goodnight!

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anonymoose_au: (Hey! Bitches)
11:42pm: I thought it might have been some weird interference from the anti-virus program I downloaded last night, but now it's still acting slow as molasses even know. So irritating. So I'm still waiting to upload a picture of my outfit from yesterday!

Ahem, moving right along because time is getting away from me and I can't stay up too late tonight because I want to go to the Mall tomorrow first thing before it gets super busy.

Anywho, I had a busy day today, what with work this morning with Mrs S and then off to the gym afterwards, actually I probably shouldn't have been at the gym so long but I was reading something on my phone in between reps, which meant I took more than a minute break in between them, LOL.

After the gym, and buying some milk I came back to the Granny Flat where I meant to put my clothes away but instead got distracted by the internet and watching Murder She Wrote, do'h! Seriously, if Mum decides to come over I'm stuffed.

Oh wait I just remembered I did do something else today and that was finishing the book I was reading called Eligible which is a modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice - yeah I know there's like a million of those stories out there, but this one was really good, I loved it! :O) Also it's one of the books on the Adult Summer Reading Bingo from the libraries so I can mark it off.

But yes, despite continually falling behind on the Memes there'll be no time for me to catch up tonight. My bed is calling.

Didn't make contact with the big bro today, but I'm pretty sure he was busy, I'll see about it tomorrow - as well as calling my friend, because seriously I'm sure she still doesn't know that our other friend is in town!

Lastly, I think I know what's wrong with Photobucket, it's security certificate has expired...I don't know how long it'll take to fix that...I'll have to figure out what to do with my photo tomorrow.

For now, goodnight!

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anonymoose_au: (I Don't Know...)
10:14pm: I'm trying to upload the videos I took of that epic Christmas lights house that I went to see on Saturday night and promised to show you all, but it's taking a whole damn hour to upload a one minute video to YouTube! Seriously, what the Hell? It's the beginning of the month so I can't have run out of bandwidth and as a general rule the internet is fast enough here, I mean I can watch live TV (although it's not of the best quality).

The only other thing I can think of is the fact I'm downloading from my external hard drive, although it's USB 3.0 which I've been led to understand is quite speedy when it comes to transferring stuff. I guess the only way to find out if that's true is to load the second of the videos onto my actual laptop and upload it from there. but I'll have to wait and see if that can be done...the current video still has 16 minutes to go!

Anywho, what else to report? Well, it was damn hot today! Which was why when Mum said she was going swimming late this afternoon I left my house to go back to the parental place to do so. And before that I've had my air-con running, which I'm relieved to say has been working at keeping me cool. I also went shopping after working at Mrs S's today, incidentally I was surprised they didn't have their air-con on, I actually considered asking them if they could! But it might have just been the nature of the work I do - stuff with the sliding sheet, making the bed etc.

I wonder what it will be like tomorrow? We ended up having quite the thunderstorm as I was driving home from Mum and Dad's bolts of lightning was arcing across the sky. I'm not a big fan of lightning so I was a little but worried, but thankfully I didn't get rained on, although apparently there was quite a storm in these parts, I got an email saying that Mona Vale Library had lost all power! Yikes. Actually, I think it might be raining right now...

I've just checked my phone and apparently it's only going to be 24 degrees tomorrow, which is hardly short weather (although I might do so anyway, since the weather is weird this time of year) and also cloudy, which is not good news for me because I bought some new solar lights, sadly they're not like my Santa lights, which don't seem to exist anymore, but they're super cute! They're called silhoelette lights and as you can see there is a Santa included. However, I can't see if they look like that because there wasn't enough sun today to power the solar battery, bummer.

Anyway, I have to head off soon as Mrs S needs me to come in tomorrow morning and a bit earlier than usual as well and you know what that means, I gotta go to bed earlier.

But before I head off, let's have a Meme or two )

Okedoke, it's past 11 now so off to bed!

Tomorrow I'll hopefully have those videos and I'll link to some of the pages I've coloured from the Pusheen colouring book.

Goodnight all!

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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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Oh Boo

Oct. 21st, 2016 11:12 pm
anonymoose_au: (Whoops)
10:39pm: So today was the interview and I have to say...I don't think I did so well. Obviously I didn't prepare enough for it, because they were the same sort of questions I've had at such interviews before, but that didn't stop me from basically "uming" and "uhing" my whole way through. They told me to expect an answer back in about two weeks, but like I said I don't hold out a lot of hope. Damn shame because it's actually a full-time job with weekday hours so I'd be like a proper employed person.

In other news before I headed out to the interview the landlord came by to give me a letter and check that the smoke alarm was working, which it was. I also showed him the dripping tap, but unfortunately it doesn't look like he's all that sure how to get the top of the taps off either. Damn, should have got that plumber in here after all.

Huh, interesting I'm watching a doco called Body Hack and have just found out that you don't even have to be French to get in the French Foreign Legion. Not that I'm going to join, I'd last approximately point one millisecond, meanwhile the guy doing the doco is like "I'm so old compared to these guys..." which he is, but damn doesn't mean he's not fit since he ends up surviving the course and would have made the legion!

Also, Duolingo is being a bit of a pain here, I'm not sure if it's due to my phone running out of space or the storm that's outside. Maybe a bit of both? Very annoying. Especially since I'm still trying to get to bed at 11:18pm as advised by my UP app.

And also, I was going to do some memes, but Friday5 doesn't seem to be working, but I guess I'll just do the other Friday Five.

The (Other) Friday Five

15/7/16

1.How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are? Uh...like how old do I feel? I guess like 16? Which is like half my age which is kinda sad.

2.Which is worse, failing or never trying? Never trying I suppose, although failing sucks rather hard :OP

3.If life is so short, why do we do so many things we don’t like and like so many things we don’t do? Because you gotta eat, man and most people's dream jobs aren't really profitable.

4.When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done? With how much I talk definitely the former!

5.What is the one thing you’d most like to change about the world? The inequality, it sucks that so little of us have so much. :O(

29/7/16

1.Do you believe in reincarnation? Nah.

2.Have you ever felt that you knew someone the first time you met them? Not that I recall.

3.Have you ever visited a foreign country or city for the first time and found that you knew exactly where things were? Pft, I barely know where things are in the place I live in all the damn time, so no.

4.Have you ever looked in the mirror and 'seen' a different face? Nope, although I have looked at photos of my niece and I think she looks a Hell of a lot like my mother's baby photos. Except...I don't remember seeing photos of my mother as a baby. Weird.

5.Is the belief in UFOs, aliens, physic powers, etc, growing because the belief in religion is dying? I dunno if it's actually growing, it's probably about the same it's just more noticible because of the internet.

Right, better be off now otherwise I won't make my bed time, which is more important than ever because I didn't sleep too well last night, I think I was nervous about the job interview, hmpf!

Goodnight!

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anonymoose_au: (Whoops)
11:35pm: Yeah, I was trying super hard to see if the 8Gb plan with my mobile would be enough for me this month only to go over the limit today. Which means I get bumped up to the 16Gb plan...which means I'm paying for 8 extra gigabytes...which disappear in one day. Son of a... I'm considering trying to catch up on the episodes of Letters and Numbers I missed just to make it worth my while.

Although, perhaps I should stick with the 16Gb plan even though it's almost twice the cost, because it would appear I'd be able to keep up with Tumblr if I had that much. I've been avoiding that website this whole month because I'm pretty sure it's a data gobbler...and since I'll be locked into the 16Gb data plan for the next month I might as well see what happens when I do go on it so I can make an informed decision.

Anywho due to the lateness of the hour I'll have to make this quick, I didn't update last night because things ended up being quite busy what with the Opening Party for the apartment block and all. Apparently by going we get $1,000 off which can go towards legal fees and whatnot, although Mum, Dad and I did have to listen to a sales pitch for a place we've all ready decided to buy into, which was rather boring. However, they have absolutely delicious cupcakes as part of the celebration and a nice gift bag, so it was worth it :OP Plus, the building's New York inspired, which I think is really cool and a sign! ;O)

Right, better wrap this up and head off, I swear to God I'll get back to longer entries some day...

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anonymoose_au: (Uther - The 411)
11:47pm: Regarding the internet, it's one confusing muddle. I didn't update yesterday, but basically the landlord came by not long after I got home - before I headed for the library - to ask if I'd sorted it all out. I asked him if the agent had called him and was a bit surprised when he said no because setting up a meeting between us all was how this was meant to be decided. Anywho, I decided to tell him about the possibilities I'd come up with, the $300 (plus?) new phone line installation was not a winner, but the suggestion I get an ADSL +2 line set up on his phone line under my name but with the router in his house went over even worse! Now admittedly, I didn't really explain the "in my name" part all that well, but I got the idea that I was getting into bad territory here. Like, my lease might not get renewed in February kind of idea, so I told him not to worry about the phone line I'd just deal.

Of course, this thoroughly sucks, I mean, I think I can get by on my phone like I mentioned last time I updated, but it would mean sacrificing regular visits to Tumblr or watching ice skating etc and it seems kind of...primitive to not have access to internet in this day and age.

So, I did what I usually do in this situation and called Mum, because I also wanted to tell her that we shouldn't go ahead with the awning idea, because the landlord probably wouldn't want people messing with his property. However, Mum pointed out that when she bought that idea up with him a few weeks back he was all for it, also she mentioned the important reason for getting it, for the summer time, because the way the Granny Flat faces means that the sun will shine in during then like nobody's business. Sure, I don't pay the electricity and I've got an air-con in here, but as Mum pointed out the landlord probably won't be thrilled when/if his electricity bill goes through the roof because I need to run the air-con all day!

She asked me if I'd called the agent to remind her that she was supposed to be setting up a meeting to discuss it, but I was hesitant. Although as Mum pointed out, the agent will be talking from a business prospective and would surely be better at convincing the landlord of the importance of having a phone line - especially if we - or rather I - offered to pay for it. Which, you know, I didn't want to do because it's expensive, but what can you do? I might be living in this place for quite a while, so....

Anyway, it'll still be a while before I find out what happens, especially since I got an email tonight saying that a new agent is taking over this property - which I hope doesn't complicate shit too much.

On a final note, I have to get my butt to bed because I need to get up early to meet Mum at Aldi to buy some awnings (they're actually the ones you put on the side of caravans) so I have to get up early (yuk).

So on that note I bid you all goodnight!

Hunger

Comfort

Hygiene

Energy

Fun

Social

Bladder

Room

Internet

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

Aw Dang...

Aug. 31st, 2016 11:00 pm
anonymoose_au: (Whoops)
10:35pm: Well, I still haven't heard back from the real estate agent re: setting up a meeting with the landlord to discuss the no-internet issue, I tried to call up about it, but today is Wednesday which is the big day for real estate agents to show properties around and stuff and thus she didn't answer her phone. I'll have to give it another go tomorrow.

In other news, my eyeballs feel really dry and gritty, not sure if I got dust in them or something, or if it's tiredness, I didn't actually get the best sleep last night, first off I went to bed a bit late and secondly I woke up later on in the night and it took me a while to nod back off again. Also I'm yawning a lot, so I should get myself to bed.

What else do I have to report? Well, I am missing not been able to update every day! And I was quite disappointed when I went over to Newtown with Mum (to pick up the Foxtel Box and drop off some paint) and I looked in the Box Thing. I was hoping to get some stuff out of there, but there's quite a lot of stuff in there and there wasn't enough time to go through it. Man, I gotta get round to that, I should probably do my best to throw things out...Mum said she'll let me know next time there's a meeting over there (she's still on the Executive Committee), so I'll time to check it out then. No idea when that'll be though.

Anyway, I'm here at the parental home seeing as my mobile data plan doesn't start over again until tomorrow and I was getting pretty close to being 4Gb over which would equal $50 on top of my usual bill! Or maybe it's $45, I'm not entirely sure how it's calculated, but either way it's expensive!

Right, it's almost 11 now so I best be off, although now I've set the hotspot to 'metered downloads' I should be able to be online a bit more and hopefully this whole lack of a phone line thing will be sorted out soon!

Goodnight all!

Hunger

Comfort

Hygiene

Energy

Fun

Social

Bladder

Room

Box Thing

Reach for the laser with Antic's Sims-ulator!
anonymoose_au: (Oh Bitch Bitch Bitch)
10:47pm: No sign of the internet, I've given up on trying to conserve my data and am just using my mobile as a hotspot. $15 a GB is the cheapest I'm gonna get even if I try to buy a 'dongle' so there's not much else I can do. I'm most displeased by all this. It seems that nothing is going to be done until the 28th August because apparently that's when this "Mass Disruption" thing is going to end, and because companies are cheap bastards they don't have enough technicians to help fix the lines - which apparently got damaged in the big storms from a few months back - and set up phone/internet lines for new customers like myself. At least I hope that's the case, because if it's TPG screwing me around I'm going to have to complain to someone official, I want my money back and my account canceled with those guys.

Honestly, is getting the internet connected so hard? Or am just having bad luck? Because this is on a 12 month contract and if - God forbid - I have to move again I don't want to go through this bullshit again!

In other news, there was a hugely ironic occurance for me today - I didn't have to go to work for Mrs S because the new person was doing some more training. This is ironic because I had to call in sick last week, which was quite stressful because there was no-one to cover for me - although Mrs S managed to get the other girl to come in (under some protest). Colds have no respect.

Right, I don't actually have that much more to say, I could catch up on Memes, but I need to get to bed because it's back to work tomorrow morning and it's going to be a busy day because there's not only volunteering but also going to the doctor (I really need to get my ears checked, I think they need a clean or something....).

So on that note, I shall be off!

Goodnight all!

Hunger

Comfort

Hygiene

Energy

Fun

Social

Bladder

Room

Internet

Reach for the laser with Antic's Sims-ulator!
anonymoose_au: (Uther - The 411)
11:07pm: Never fear, dear readers, I'm still alive, although I continue to be internetless, which let me tell you is a total downer.

In regards to my title, I'm watching a replay of the Closing Ceremony and it's getting close to the part where Japan does is presentation in preparation for when they hold the Games next. I saw some of it move this morning because Mrs S's husband was watching it, and I heard about it on the news as well, basically it was totally epic, so I wanna see!

Actually, if I had the funds and the bravery, I could go to the Toyko Olympics, my passport arrived today! I'm slightly confused as I could have sworn the email I got said I'd have to sign for it, but it seems that just handed it to the landlords' wife here. Bit weird that.

Anyway I'm feeling much better now, a week and one day after the cold decided to kick my ass although I am left with a rather chesty cough. Mrs S thinks I should get it checked by a doctor, but I dunno. I do have to go near a Bulk Billing medical centre tomorrow, so I guess I could pop by and see how long the wait will be.

Anywho, I better wrap this up as I'm already in danger of falling into bad sleeping habits and that's no good.

So now I say goodnight!

FINALLY

Aug. 11th, 2016 09:47 pm
anonymoose_au: (Hey! Bitches)
9:28pm: Unfortunately, I'm not talking about the internet which is still missing in action, but the gymnastics, I'm finally watching it! I might have mentioned this before by bloody Channel 7 neglects to list exactly what sports they're showing on their channels in the TV Guide which makes it pretty much impossible to know if you're missing something important. I guess this is their way of making you watch all the time, but I got things to do.

Of course, life decided to be an asshat and there was a replay of the women's individual all-round final on last nights Today in Rio that I recorded, but because Channel 7 also breaks its programing into blocks when you press the record button it sometimes stops right in the middle of something. Which it did for that replay! As you can imagine I was rather pissed about that.

In fact it happened just now with the men's all-round, but fortunately since I'm watching I was able to press record again, although I did miss the end of some guy's high bar routine, boooo.

Anyway, not much else to report, although Mum came over for lunch today because on Thursday's a cleaner comes to their house and sefeels they clean better if she's out of the house and not in their way. Fortunately, I've been keeping the place relatively clean so she wasn't disappointed in me. We also watched some of the Olympics and got to see our Aussie win the 200m Freestyle over the US Nathan Adrian! Whoo! Go, Aus!

What else to report? Well, in the realm of the internet I've been trying to cancel my account with the TPG people, but I have to talk to a Case Manager and wouldn't you know it? They're always busy, they were supposed to call me back at 6:30pm yesterday, but instead they called me at 9:30 this morning, when I'm working. But I let them know - after 10 minutes of waiting - that I can't be contacted until after noon.

However, I'm still waiting on Spintel to get back to me, although I've just remembered that the support person did tell me to call to let them know I'd emailed the required information. Dang, I'll have to wait for tomorrow to do that.

Right, it's getting to the pointy end of the gymnastics so I need to concentrate on this...I also wanted to say the shirts the Ukrainian coaches are wearing are just hilarious...my eyes! :OP

And now, goodnight!

Hunger

Comfort

Hygiene

Energy

Fun

Social

Bladder

Room

Gymnastics

Reach for the laser with Antic's Sims-ulator!
anonymoose_au: (Oh Bitch Bitch Bitch)
11:03pm: Telstra for my overseas friends is the owner of most of the communications structures here in Australia - like telephone and ADSL lines.

Now, I've been waiting for more than two weeks now for the internet to be connected at the Granny Flat and it's meant to be happening this Thursday. But I got an SMS and email this evening - while at my parents' house for Census Night - saying that because of some trouble with the infastucture the technician can't come out for another two weeks!

WTF?! Why wasn't I told about this before? I went with the internet provider I did because the previous tenant used them and I figured they'd be quick! Seems not.

In which case, I feel like I should go with the internet provider I've used for ages, especially since they use the Optus network. Although unfortunately there's no Optus infastructure where my Granny Flat is, but it'll be easier to go with them anyway. The other internet provider - who I called after getting the SMS and email - said because nothing's actually been done I'll be able to get my advanced payment refunded. I certainly hope so, because if not I'll have to get Mum to raise Hell on my behalf.

But yes, how annoying! I mean I'm at the parental house as I mentioned so have been able to catch up on Tumblr and Instagram, but unless I want to come over here every afternoon I'll be pretty much internet-less until this is all fixed. :O( Spintel (the internet provider I want to use) seems to think there's no need to send a technician out to turn the line on, in which case I should get the net from them within the next week, but the person I talked too wasn't a hundred percent on that, but said she'd call and let me know. Which means I haven't cancelled the other provider yet...hopefully this won't get too confusing!

Anywho, it's way later than I thought so I better wrap this up and hit the hay, since I have to get up a bit earlier to get to Mrs S's place on time.

Goodnight all!

Hunger

Comfort

Hygiene

Energy

Fun

Social

Bladder

Room

Internet

Reach for the laser with Antic's Sims-ulator!
anonymoose_au: (I Don't Know...)
11:02pm: And it sure sucks for those who get diagnosed with his syndrome too!

I speak of Dr Hans Asperger, sadly pronounced "ASS-berger" instead of "As-pergers" like you think it would. Honestly, been on the autism spectrum is hard enough without having to put up with those shenanigans m

Although I guess you can't blame a person for how their name is pronounced.

Anywho, I'm updating this on my phone so I can keep a tight rein on my data usage. Because I got last month's mobile bill and man, it's ugly, were talking about $20 more than usual, ugh!

To further my distraction from the net I've been playing The Sims 3, whoo! I'm playing Doc's father and he's just arrived at university, exciting times. I should start updating my Sims journal...or maybe get a Tumblr for it. Hmmm, what say you?

Right, I still have to do my Russian so I better haul.

Goodnight all!
anonymoose_au: (Whoops)
10:51pm: Because I've waaaaay underestimated my internet usage, because it's only the third day of the month and I just got an SMS from my provider that I've used half of my 4GB limit for the month!

OMG! That's shocking! I had no idea I surfed that much! It's gotta be Tumblr. Definitely gonna have to avoid it at least until next Thursday - a whole 7 days still! - when I'll finally get proper internet.

In other news, the weather has gone nuts, it's blowing a gale out there and every so often the rain just pours! Man, I hope nothing floods - knock on wood.

Also my flat is looking very clean indeed as Mum came over after our Catechist lesson and made me do it. I am grateful though because it looks super nice in here.

Anywho, I better be off now, I need to figure out how to post my Sims Thing on my mobile, because I can't right now, boo.

Goodnight all!
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