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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Refund It!

Jun. 13th, 2017 10:55 pm
anonymoose_au: (Whoops)
11:27pm: So yesterday I decided to buy that 2-in-1 laptop from Aldi because, it seemed like a good idea and the parental units were on board. It seemed like a good idea at the time, but...alas it just wasn't right. In that it the screen was too small, so all the text was tiny and even when I tried to zoom in it just wasn't right. Maybe it wasn't related but later in the night I had such horrible headache, seriously, it was killing me!

Also, the screen flickered when I got on Tumblr and the touch screen wasn't quite receptive enough - although I guess I should have expected that one, it's not top-market after all. So I decided to return it, which is allowed, except there was one small issue...the laptop came with a year's subscription to Microsoft Office so I activated it. I think it might be attached to my email now...which means even though I've returned the computer the next person who buys it won't be able to use the subscription! I did go to the Microsoft website to try and sort it out, they told me not worry , though I'm not sure that's true.

I feel bad about that, I gotta say. Maybe I should look into it again tomorrow.

Aside from computer related sheninigans yesterday was a good day! It was a public holiday so I didn't have to get to Mrs S's place until 9:30 and then I finished early and went to the parental abode for lunch with the parental units and the little bro. Not only was lunch delicious, the little bro had some good news, not only is work going well, he's decided to quit smoking. Yay! :OD It seems to be going well for him so far, so fingers crossed that goes on.

I spent the night at the parentals so Mum and I could watch our show - it's a hilarious topical game show, ah we laugh so hard.

Which makes me bummed that for the next two weeks I'll be watching it on my own because Mum and Dad are off to Japan to visit the big bro. Sniff, them's the brakes I guess, I'm sure they'll have fun, I'm not sure if I mentioned but they'll be doing some tourist stuff like going to an onsen.

I really should get going because it's ten minutes to midnight and I've got work tomorrow! I had work today actually, because Mrs S said her other carer wanted to meet me and that I should probably show her a few things and also to help rearrange a room...although the whole room thing ended up being a bust, LOL. Anyway! She was nice and actually said we should meet up sometime because she likes cooking Peruvian food (she's from Peru too) which means I could try it.

And lastly, the fanfic is still going, although now I wonder, if I write the whole thing before I start posting it do I posted it all at once or what? Please advise.

Right, now I really have to go.

Goodnight all!

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anonymoose_au: (Pinkie Pie Bounce!)
11:09pm: Yes indeed! The Big Day! Although not really. :OP

Although I'm rather disturbed to realise...I'm now the same age as Bridget Jones was in the first book/movie. OMG! That's so weird. I'm gonna freak out when I'm 47 (you Backies know what I'm talking about), I'm sure!

Anyway! I received many birthday well-wishes and the Home Library Service at Dee Why even sent me a birthday card! Although for some reason they sent it to my old, old address (the granny flat at Mum's friend's house), so I better make sure that's updated when I got in next!

I also got an SMS from my brother Chris, and my big bro Mike sent me an email as did my sister-in-law which was really nice. And Mum called me later on as well.

And of course, all my Facebook friends! Thank you to you all!

So this morning I went to work at the library where I've picked up some more shifts and there was a birthday cake too! It wasn't actually for just me, another staff member had their birthday a few days before too. It was a flourless lemon cake, but pretty good for all of that.

After that it was off to M and Grandpa's for lamb cutlets and canasta! As it happened there was another surprise, for dessert Vienetta Cakem, which if you're unfamiliar is this! It's as delicious as it looks.

I also ended up winning the Canasta! Go me! Although, I did make a big mistake in the second hand that I was practically kicking myself over, and we kept getting the same amount of canastas etc. etc. Soo it wasn't an easy win by any means.

After that, I popped by Mum and Dad's to see Dad and find out how the carpet cleaning went...except the cleaning hadn't happened! Which was very annoying, except it did allow Dad to take the machine over to my little bro's place and clean his carpets there - they were looking rather sad. Since my little bro is trying to find a new flatmate this might help make a better impression on prospective viewers. Fingers crossed.

And now I see that it's quite late so I better get going, except for one last meme:

Sunday Stealing

1/10/2016

:The Musical Perceptions Questions:


1. Where did you grow up? Canberra for the first five years, Dubbo until I was 10 and then Sydney from 11 onwards.

2. Where do you live now? Sydney, the biggest city in Australia - but interestingly enough not the capital.

3. What do you think about religion? I'm Catholic, but I don't buy into the whole "Gotta convert everyone, one true religion" thing.

4. When did you start using online social media? I guess it was around 1999 if you count ICQ, if you mean online journals and stuff that'd be 2003.

5. What did you study to be? A librarian, it's proving to be difficult.

6. How are you at this point of your career? See above. I've got two jobs though so I guess it's not all that bad.

7. Do you use your real name on a blog? Not my full name, but my first name, yes.

8. Do people you work with read your blog? One of them does, apparently, or at least sometimes. I'm not sure how they found it to be honest. But I haven't said anything too horrible on here.

9. Are you on the job market? Yes, sort of.

10. If you could go back in time to meet someone famous but now deceased, who would it be? I'd like to meet George III! I have no idea what he'd think of me though.

And now I'm off, but dang it I missed out on doing my Russian tonight, sigh! Why the fail me.

But now I must say goodnight!

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anonymoose_au: (Default)
11:30pm: Yes indeed! And my big bro, sister-in-law and little niece have headed off back to Japan. Ah, it's been good having them here, although it's not like I saw them all the time, but it was fun while I could. In fact, just yesterday I had the experience of holding a baby, which I haven't done before, because as I've mentioned before perhaps, I don't really want to hold a baby because they seem way too squishy and the thought kind of freaks me out. However, yesterday my big bro was trying to show me how to do something on his i-Pad and I didn't do it right so he was like "Hold the kid, I'll fix it."

So, I got to hold a 10 month old, who fortunately wasn't too squishy, although she was heavier than I expected :OP. Suffice to say though, I don't have much of a maternal instinct, so I didn't end up all "coo-ey" and what not. I'm just happy to report my niece didn't poke me in the eye, LOL!

So, today was another day off from work at the library for me, yay! However, I realised this evening while checking my shifts that I've put my hand up for not just Tuesday and Thursday this week, but Wednesday and Friday too! Which normally wouldn't be an issue, but though my foot is feeling a lot better (even after all the walking yesterday) I'm a little concerned that this might lead to a flare-up. There's not much I can do about that, though...except not wear those enclosed sandals I bought since I'm not entirely sure they've got proper arch support. Here's hoping the anti-prespirant I got for my feet will hold up with the other shoes.

Anywho, the point about having the day off is that I went and saw my friend who wasn't able to come to the New Year's Eve fireworks today, we watched some John Oliver and Galaxy Quest as well as having lunch with her parents. It was fun! :O)

I also made the cupcakes for Mrs S's husband's birthday tomorrow, although I need to finish the frosting before I go to bed, good thing I can get up a bit later in the morning because of the public holiday (which means I only do two hours instead of four) since I won't finish by midnight!

I did make an unfortunate discovery when I came home from the parentals before heading off to my friend's place, I'd left the fridge ajar! Which meant my butter was soft for the cake, but there was no way the milk I just bought on Friday was salavagable. What's really annoying is that I came back to the Granny Flat to collect a number of things before leaving on Saturday and at no point did I notice the fridge door wasn't closed properly. Man, I hope the landlord's power bill won't be horrifying.

Right! I better be off, though I was hoping to get back into the swing of things re: memes, but once again time calls me away.

Goodnight all!

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anonymoose_au: (Pinkie Pie Bounce!)
11:50pm: Yes! Here it is 10 minutes until 2017...man it still feels so weird that we're now living beyond the Back to the Future movies...and still no hoverboards! ;O)

Anywho, here's what I'm wearing to ring in this New Year - It's a nice hat! I got the hat during a last minute shopping trip with Mum, who also helped with the ribbon and the writing thereon.

As it happened my friend wasn't able to join us for the nine o'clock fireworks and Dad's still feeling icky, but Mum, the big bro, his wife and my niece all went to Long Reef to see them. My foot also managed to hold up! Those anti-inflammatries really kick in fast, although it is a bit sore now.

And only four minutes left now!

Anyway, there was a brief bit of weirdness where it looked like the Dee Why fireworks weren't going to happen, but all of a sudden, there they were lighting up the sky! Thank Goodness for that! I wonder why it started late.

Right, better go now, it's time to ring in the New Year watching the fireworks in hi-def rather than in real life!

Goodnight and good year all!

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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: (Hey! Bitches)
11:33pm: Seriously, I know a lot of people pass on every day and year, but 2016 seems to be out for the celebrities! Today like everyone else I turned on the TV to discover from the news ticker that Carrie Fisher died! I just saw her on The Graham Norton Show at the start of the month and she seemed quite well, promoting her book and everything. She was also the same age as my mother which always makes a celebrity death disturbing to me, because that's young!

And of course there was George Michael just a few days ago, which I think I mentioned here, but maybe not (I guess I didn't think you wouldn't have heard about it yourself!). I couldn't remember what songs he sang, but then they mentioned them are some of them are my favourites.

This coupled with the fact that I got invited to join a Facebook group about it being fifteen years since I finished high school makes me feel a bit alarmed! Like time is passing me by or something. How can it be 15 years since high school? What have I done with myself? How can I be 5 years older than Romy and Michelle were supposed to be in their movie! Although I guess a big part of that movie was that they hadn't done much with their lives either...but they did have fun, so I guess that was the point. :OP

Anywho, in stark contrast to yesterday I spent all of the day out of the house, firstly by being at work and then by going over to the parentals. As it happened Mum and I didn't go swimming at the outdoor pool at M and Grandpa's house, but in the indoor pool at Mum and Dad's place. Which was cool because my brother, his wife and my niece came along too. Although only the niece went swimming, she seemed to like it more in the warmly heated indoor pool. Also my new goggles are great! Man, I had no idea my old ones had gone so foggy.

There was some brief discussion of going to the mall because Mum wanted to buy something for my niece before realising that it was probably too late - it was going to be a large toy that my brother and his wife couldn't have taken back on the plane. Instead she went to the supermarket near by to get the ingredients for spaghetti which Dad prepared and a delicious dinner was had! Yum!

Tomorrow is also going to be a busy one, it's supposed to be hot as Hell (like 40 degrees C!) so I'm going over to M and Grandpa's for canasta and then to the parental abode to pick up my swimmers and towel (which I forgot to take tonight) and if the weather is still super hot stay the night. Although since we live so close to the coast the sea breeze often comes to the rescue, but we'll have to see!

And now, I gotta go, it's midnight again and I need to get my shut-eye!

Goodnight all!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In closing, goodnight all!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Goodnight all!

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

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

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

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

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

Pft, talk about scatter-brained!

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

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

For now, goodnight!

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

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

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

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

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

Wish me luck!

Goodnight!

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anonymoose_au: (I Don't Know...)
11:10pm: From my headache and general malaise, although it took a while - the headache didn't really go away until I took two paracetamol (rather than just one at one point, and a second at another...) after getting up.

It's occurred to me however, that I should get my eyes checked. It's been quite some time and I've been feeling rather squinty lately. The only problem...my private health insurance doesn't cut back in until June... unless I go to Centrelink, wait for who knows how long, to get a letter explaining I'm no longer receiving Newstart and thus can afford such things. I suppose though, nothing's stopping me from going to the optometrist and seeing what they say. Last time I had them checked I didn't actually need a new prescription, if I do I guess I can cross that bridge when I come to it? It's not like I have any work to go to on Monday.

Moving on, despite the amount of sleep I got last night - almost 12 hours, I'm still kind of sleepy today, no doubt I overslept. My brain feels sluggish too, I tried to - finally - take up the curtain that's going in front of my basket storage, but I made some kind of mistake and had to unpick it again! Very annoying.

Ooo! I've just received an email from my parents, I sent them one a few hours ago after which I found out there'd been a big earthquake in Japan. Fortunately, it was in the far south of the country so neither parental unit, brother, sister-in-law or niece have been affected.

Anyway! I need to head to bed because work's on tomorrow so I have to be bright eyed and bushy tailed for that. Plus I need to do my Russian before I go to sleep!

So on that note I shall be off! I'll let you know how the eyeballs go.

Goodnight all!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A Happy Easter to all!

And now goodnight.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday5

12/2/16

Pounding the Pavement


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

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

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

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

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

19/2/16

Beat It


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

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

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

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

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

The (Other) Friday Five

12/2/16

All About LJ


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

19/2/16

These come from feodora

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ah well, I shall be off.

Goodnight all!

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anonymoose_au: (Arthur-Cartwheel)
11:41pm: Yes! To my surprise Mum and Dad didn't just pop by for a quick visit, they came for dinner and invited the little bro along too!

Fortunately, Mum made the dinner since I certainly didn't have anything prepared, of course the new place wasn't quite up to parental standard, but I got it there eventually...

Also, the older bro called too, for Dad's birthday, although he was quite annoyed because Mum was meant to call him like an hour before he finally called us. He called Mum through Facetime though, so it's not like he was spending a lot of money, but still that must have been annoying for him. Especially since Mum was so busy with the dinner she didn't answer any of his messages asking where she was.

Anyway, the cupcakes tasted delicious, especially with the double cream and sprinkles on top, although I really let the presentation down with not putting patty pans in the tray, half the cupcake was left in the tray when Mum pried them out. Boo. It was a silcone tray, which I've now thrown out because it got cuts in it.

In other news, I can record stuff from catch-up TV apps through my Blu-Ray player to my laptop with the analogue to digital converter! Whoot! I all ready got some figure skating done.

Speaking of which, there was meant to be figure skating on today, which I forgot to record, but it hasn't shown up on SBS on Demand, I hope it does pop up soon...Bit of a worry that.

And now, I have to go so I can get up on time to meet my friend down at the book sale, and possibly go to the Warriewood Shopping Centre beforehand to get a new water cooler thing and an external hard drive.

So now, I say good night!

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11:23pm: Yes indeed! Today was the actual day and good times were had! I managed to get my laundry done then I had to go to the library at the Mall to fill out my time sheet and also return my landlady's book and then it was off to the Macquarie Mall for ice skating!

It was a close thing, but I got there in time for the second hour and I think I did really well today! I do believe I've finally managed to learn how to do forward crossovers, hooray! Going backwards though is still beyond me, oh why oh why did whoever came up with skating decide to make everything backwards. Bloody rude if you ask me. :OP

I meant to take a photo of me skating and I could have sworn I did...but for some reason it didn't save, so you'll have to use your imagination... ;O)

After skating I went and did some shopping - it's my birthday after all - and made some very nice purchases, such as the green bra that I've had my eye on and some underwear that was as close to matching it as I could get (the bra didn't actually come with matching underwear, hmpf) and the 2016 Simpsons calendar that was only $6 as it was 70% off! Oh and an aqua coloured soap dispenser.

Then I went home and before heading out to Mum and Dad's place for dinner I attempted to make those cookies from the mix I got for Christmas. However, even after borrowing a rolling pin from my landlady it didn't not go well, the mix just stuck to the rolling pin! In the end I just sort of smoothed it down with a spatula, but when I tried to cut the biscuits out nothing doing. Eventually, I tried to separate them into circles, but after I baked them they all melted together like the last time I tried to make biscuits!

However...I discovered I was then able to use the cookie cutter to cut the cookies out, success! Unfortunately, after doing that I decided they needed a bit more baking...I had to leave before they finished and when I got back I found I was wrong. The cookies had become rock hard so I had to throw them out.

However, I didn't use the whole of the batter so I was able to make some more, and now I have eight, and a whole lot of off-cuts, which I had a taste of, I think they'll be all right so I need to call Aunt Jo tomorrow to see when I should come over.

Dinner with the parents and little bro was good, although Mum bought some weird gourmet type sausage that didn't taste like the beef sausages I enjoy at all. Boo. I did get presents though! From M & Grandpa I got 50 bucks and a book about towel folding art (oragami for towels basically), some duck patterned cupcake cases from Aunt Weed and a really nice card from Mum and Dad.

We also had mince pies, custard and cream for dessert which was very nice.

Although it's just occurred to me...I've had no birthday cake/cupcakes this year! Outrage! Although I'm currently without my beaters so...

I also did a good deed and drove my little bro home after dinner, although that meant I missed the Brisbane International Final! O.o Fed-Ex against the Sleeve (Milos Raonic) and the Sleeve won in straight sets! The Betting Agencies sure missed that one. And Fed-Ex! Can't believe he lost.

Oh! And the big bro kindly sent me an email wishing me Happy Birthday too, which was very nice. :O)

Anyway, I was going to do a meme or two, but time has got away from me and I need to go to bed.

I hope my second load of laundry will be OK hanging on the washing line it's not supposed to rain but...you never know. Fingers crossed.

And now, goodnight!

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anonymoose_au: (Brownies)
11:01pm: Because I have to get up early tomorrow morning because the Volunteer Christmas Party is happening at 10am tomorrow so I need to get to Mrs S's early.

I had a very busy day, it took longer than usual at Mrs S's and then I decided to do some shopping at Mona Vale before going to look at a shop in Collaroy to put something on hold for Mrs S, before going to the fancy Emporium place and then finally the gym. I did this because I thought that the pool was closed so there was no point rushing over there. As it happened, I managed to misread the sign and it was in fact the swimming lessons that ended on the 14th, the pool itself doesn't close until after Saturday. Do'h! That was a chance missed, but at least I got my work out done.

Then I went home and cooked the fish I was going to have for dinner because Mum invited me over along with the little bro for dinner. Before that though I ended up having to go back to Mrs S's, but it ended up OK, so I took the opportunity to go to the shopping centre in Warriewood where I got an international stamp to send my brother a Christmas card, checked K-Mart for some lightweight pjs (I keep sweating in bed!), but didn't find any I liked, but I got an adorable Christmas penguin that changes colour and a decent plate to put my advent candles on.

And after all that, and dinner, Mum had me help her set up some Christmas decorations for the Christmas Day Lunch. A strand of ribbon strung across the room with red and green baubles hanging from it. We left it hanging up in the meeting room where the lunch is going to happen, hope it'll stay safe until next week!

And despite all that I managed to sew the pockets for the last pair of shorts Mrs. S bought, go me!

Speaking of...when I went passed Just Jeans at Warriewood I saw the 3/4 pants I bought last week on sale! Hmpf, that's a bit rude. Oh well, I did get the black shorts too, so I guess it works out.

And now, I really gotta haul ass! More Memes to come tomorrow.

Goodnight!

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anonymoose_au: (Whoops)
9:54pm: Indeed...I finally got to the shoe shop today, where there were quite a few shoes on sale, which was good, however, there was a sad lack of size 6 shoes among them. Eventually, though I found some and bought them for $99 (they usually retail for like $200), unfortunately...it seems I'm size six and a half, because I wore them this evening and they were just too tight! Which is a bit of a worry considering that the pink heels I ordered from E-Bay are size 6, but really its hard to tell with shoes. When I got home I measured my foot - it's 23 cm so I looked that up on the net and apparently it fits into both 6 and 6.5 category. Bah!

Anyway, the reason I wore them this evening was because this morning I missed a call on my mobile and when I rang back I found out it was Dee Why Library wanting to know if I'd be able to come in for the 4:30 to 7pm shift. Is the Pope Catholic?! I was in! So, you know, I had to wear the proper shoes, except of course, these proved not to be the proper shoes. Do'h. Maybe I should see if the other ones I got from M can be repaired. But I don't want a hard sole on them, that would defeat the purpose of the comfort sole!

So now I have to return the shoes tomorrow, good thing I'll be finishing early - since Mrs S has an 11am appointment - so I'll have enough time to do it. Funny story, when I purchased the shoes the lady accidentally put them through at $9.90 instead of $99! Yikes! I pointed that out so we had to get the calculator out to figure out how much more I needed to pay to get the right price, so I'm sure they'll be nice about me needing to return them. I won't mention I wore them outside! Though they still look pretty good.

Apart from that not much else to report, which is a good thing since I need to get to bed since I have to get up half an hour earlier to get to work on time - hopefully I won't be cutting it too close there - but I won't be having a shower since I'll have one after my work-out so that should help.

So I shall be off now, wondering if the news I just heard about Plushy and his back is true - in which case we won't be seeing him this skating season either, how sad. Oh well, whatever the case stay healthy (as you can), Plushy!

Right! Goodnight all!

PS. Oops! I just realised I forgot to wish my big bro a happy birthday for today! Better get onto that before I hit the sheets!

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Dec. 27th, 2014 11:58 pm
anonymoose_au: (Oh Bitch Bitch Bitch)
11:54pm: I had an update all written out and I pressed the wrong key on my keyboard and lost it! Usually there's this auto-save feature on Dreamwidth, but somehow I managed to bypass that fail safe so I lost all of it.

Hmpf! I did type about the cupcakes I'm making for the party tomorrow, which I'm slightly concerned about due to the fact I had to add more self-raising flour than usual because I ran out of regular flour. They seem a bit crumbly, but I think they're OK...as long as they taste good, right?

And, I had a goodbye dinner with my parentals, big bro and his girlfriend tonight, its the last time I'll see them, bummer. But a very tasty dinner all the same!

Anyway, I'll update you more on that tomorrow, for now though, goodnight!

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