Friday, July 28, 2006


or at least a MP3 player.
This week at my gym they had 'Members Appriciation Week' with various goings on. I usually go at least 3 times a week but was slack. I did have a job interview Monday evening but had no such excuse for Tuesday or Wednesday.
I was good and went last night, did 30 minutes on the bike then my weights, I cranked the weights up abit and was half way through when Dom the fitness dude convinced me to try and beat the 2000m rowing time, for a chance of loot. I was a bit tired and figured i didn't have much chance but what the hey.
I haven't been on a rowing machine for yonks and was getting technique tips as I went.
The time to beat was 9 minutes 2 seconds.
My time was 9 minutes 11 seconds, which in sporting terms is about 46739357 minutes too long, but i was happy I was kinda close.
He suggested i could come back today and try again, he got a wobbly legged wheeze as a reply.


Thursday, July 27, 2006

This is to certify that there are no "disclosable court outcomes" or outstanding matters recorded against the name and/or fingerprints of Ms Coz, born many Moon Units ago, within the records of police services in Australia.

Love The Fuzz

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

I Don't Have TB

just in case y'all were concerned....

Update-Here is a infected lung for comparsion. Apart from the tree and undies, mine looks waay better.

X-ray showing a far advanced case of pulmonary TB. Infection is widespread throughout both sides of the lung, seen as fuzzy white abnormalities

Friday, July 14, 2006


YeeHaa good buddies.
Rob has finally finished his US taxes, all 88 pages of them as described over at ForBattle.
If i'd known it was going to be so horrible I've would have just waded the Rio Grande from Mexico and hope the Minutemen didn't shoot me.
Rob went into the US Consulate on Thursday with various bit of paper, photos and cash and was approved to be my sponsor. WOOT!
For my medical, there is only two doctors in Sydney that can perform it. I run up one thinking it make take a while to get an appointment, but things must be slow on the immigration front (why anyone wants to leave Australia is beyond me? ohh..) cause I'm booked in on Monday.
Since i have no record of my 30+ year old vaccinations- who does?- I need a Antibody test for mumps, measles, rubella, tentus and diptera. Also HIV and Syphillis.
I don't know about you but Syphillis conjours up images of 18thC insane poets hepped up on Laudanum, but maybe thats just me.
I was told that this test will cost $107, but may be able to get it cheaper elsewhere. I rang up my GP, and thier Pathologist bulkbills so its is good.
The medical will cost at least $200, so saving $100 means more beer.
I also need a criminal record check -$170- which involves fingerprinting at a Police Station. I've been twice now but since they some perp in custody, they can't do it in the same room for safety reasons. I'm thinking of starting a bar fight, least i'll get in there and get my fingerprints done and have something to show on my record.
I'll try again tomorrow, hopefully all the drunks have dried out and been kicked out.


Wednesday, July 12, 2006

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Tuesday, July 04, 2006


I have had serial killers on my mind a lot lately. It seems everything I'm reading and watching involve people being offed in all manner of horrible, gross ways.

The title comes from a loverly series of books set in 11th century Shrewsbury by Ellis Peters, who had to go and die a few years ago so no more Brother Cadfael righting wrongs and reuniting loves. *cries.
"I hope I never do anything without due thought - even if the thought sometimes has to shift its feet pretty briskly to keep up with the deed" One Corpse Too Many
For murder mysteries they are of the gentle sort, which may sound strange when talking about death, revenge, lust and frustrations of the heart. But wise Cadfael, ex- soldier, crusader, lover, father and now Benedictine monk, with his herbs, compassion and rare insight to the follies of the human condition lets us all realise that being human is the best we got.
No not every case is happily solved by finding a certian plant that only grows in the certian area thereby unmasking the killer...Rob i'm looking at you...
It is a very cute TV show, starring Derek Jacobi as Cadfael. Who doesn't love Derek ( though watching 'I, Claudius' at a young age WHY was i allowed? only left minor mental scarrring), even though he looks uncannyly like Judy Dench.. go look if you don't believe me.

Amanda put me onto to Kathy Reichs books, she is a real life forsenic athropologist, and her character Dr Temperance Brennan is one to. The books are pretty good, set between Monteral and South Carolina she reconstructs bones to let the dead tell their story, ohh and of course getting chased, shot at and stalked by all manner of bad guys, cause really staying in the lab all day telling the differance between the Innominate and the Metacarpals is bloody boring.
'Bones' is the TV show they made about her. Though the only resemblance to the book is the name and the job. In the show she works in a 'Ponds Institute Lab' at the Jeffersonian, with her crack team- fiesty computer tech girl, socially awkward boy genius, brilliant conspiracy theorist- and the coolest holographic imagining eva. Screw the whole slow painful peg and clay facial reconstructions, this baby is da bomb.
For extra points it has FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth Seeley??, the dumb name is quickly forgotten as it is played by David Boreanaz aka Angel aka Spunkrat. The first couple of episodes are abit dodgey but it gets better and i hope the second season gets made. I usually watched them alone as Rob isn't super keen on such things but he saw a few, liked them and so I waited till he was around to watch the rest.
Even though I seem to spend half my time going "SHHH, yes, yes i know that was a total leap of obscure logic and barely made sense. I was thinking the same thing. SHH now, rant later"

Amanda, again pointed the way to 'Criminal Minds', a FBI profiler show with Mandy Patinkin, as troubled head profiler with his crack team- fiesty computer tech girl, socially awkward boy genius, street wise dude.
Every so often Mandy will smile and suddenly i'll be quoting "Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die"
Shhh now, rant later
Hoping for second series.

I'm also rewatching "Wire in the Blood" the series based on Val MacDerminds books.
My favourite, cutest and totally neurotic profiler- Dr Tony Hill, played excellently by Robson Green. The first couple are based on her books then they do thier own thing. Which is good considering the sheer hell and damage she put Tony and Carol through in "The Last Execution".
I would have been less surprised and disturbed if she just killed them off and be done with it.
If there is another book it will be them sitting in a cafe, broken, hurt and staring at the wall. (i'm vaguely remembering '1984' after the rats and pain, where the couple meet and are totally stuffed....its been a while since i read it so forgive me if i'm wrong..)

In these books and shows, they portray any man with a half crap upbringing turning into some insane pychopath and the women who are the main targets for rape, torture and murder, I don't know why they are so popular. "Stare in the Abyss, and the Aybss stares back" kind of thing maybe.
I'm also reading "Dragons Eye" by Andy Oakes, which is set in exotic Shanghai and "Mercy' by David Lindsey, a sexually charged thriller. I'm a big gal now Ma.
I'm going to make a totally unsubstaniated claim here, totally going against one of my favourite quotes "the plural of anecdote is not data ". Its seems that alot more women read, watch and enjoy murder mysteries. Maybe thats wrong but from my vague information gathering it seems to be the case. Why? Ask Tony Hill. I have no idea. I would like to know if there is anything in it.
Anyone got any Mills and Boon?