Wednesday, May 31, 2006


I am reading todays Something Awful, having a tad of a chuckle when i realise its about Richard Scarry's characters, who didn't love his stuff?
Then i get to Lowly Worm....i love Lowly Worm and why the name cracks me up to this day i can't say.
hehe he is a Worm and he is Lowly...

ok its 1130, and i should be in bed.
lowly worm...teehee

Friday, May 26, 2006


Who da thought you could have so much fun with so many nerds, or is that geeks? As it turns out lots, though the wine helped.
Last night riding on the coat tails of my brainiac Rob and the company he works for, went to the IT StarLight and Giant Steps fund raising do at the Hilton in the city.
Last year we went to the first one, about 200 people from various Sydney IT firms, this year there was 61 tables of ten people, you do the math.
How did you get so many geeks in such small room?

Starlight was getting cash for thier Fun Centres, which were invented here and only in Australian hospitals at the moment. They are wheely purple adjustable bubbles with games, movies and music in them, so bedridden kiddlins can amuse themselves. Got to see one first hand last month when visited young Hal after he broke his arm. If nothing else it kept SnowPea quiet and entertained durning it all.

Warcraft, esky and bed.....a boys dream

There was a silent auction, I got all excited and bid $500 for a hot air ballon ride, but got outbid (whew). Since it was worth $590, i figured we we really wanted to go we just could. For $20 a pop got a lucky dip of prizes worth at least $20. I got 3 for $50 and won a bottle of wine, a cooler bag and a $70 1 hour Lympathic Drainage Massage from a qualified aromatherapist, reflexologist and reiki master.
I'm not sure if i should go, i probably come out of it more annoyed than i went in and if she mentions anything about being South Africa's 1994 Herb Woman of the Year, i may give her a very calming punch in the neck.
I tried to find out what LDM actually is, but all i could find was from the actual practioners. So not sure if its a useful thing or not. Lots of " remove toxins", "balance the body" and feel good words which don't mean a thing but makes you want to hug a dolphin while wearing a oversized black t-shirt with a wolf howling at the moon on it.

The future of trivia

The trivia was compared by Adam Spencer again, he is very good at that kind of thing. The days before he was all famous and stuff he did trivia at the Friend In Hand, Glebe and was probably the best pub trivia dude around, and we were the loudest, drunkest, winning team around.
You would be mistaken if you thought that i was sucessfully trying to work stuff out.

The trivia was all very high tech, the questions up on screens and each table got a touch pad to enter the answers, and a graph came up showing who answered what. The questions were supplied by Mensa and were all puzzles, word games, maths and codes, none of this 'who was voted out last in Big Brother?' or ' What is Britney's kid's name' for this crowd.

Counting AND spelling...two of my uber talents

After the first round we where in the top 10 but then we slipped back. I think it was all very close at the end.
Thats us

The big question at the end was a codebreaker, and extra clues were sold off. The company bought the second clue for our table but it wasn't used that much. The nerds geeks had it sorted.Feel the brain power

Cheap at half the price

Second clue...we don't need no stinkin' second clue..

Second clue

We were right...of course

I'm not sure how much cashola they ended up making but 'many lots' springs to mind.

Update-About $250 000 many lots

don't bother to click here, i really should get rid of this fuggin thing..

Friday, May 19, 2006


Put on your beautiful clothes;
the day of happiness has arrived;
comb the tangles from your hair;
put on your most attractive clothes
and your splendid leather;
hang great pendants in the lobes of
your ears; put on
a good belt; string garlands
around your shapely throat;
put shining coils
on your plump upper arms.
Glorious you will be seen,
for none is more beautiful here
in this town, the seat of Dzitbalché.

I love you, Beautiful Lady.
I want you to be seen; in
truth you are very alluring,
I compare you to the smoking star
because they desire you up to the moon
and in the flowers of the fields.
Pure and white are your clothes, maiden.
Go give happiness with your laugh,
put goodness in your heart, because today
is the moment of happiness; all people
put their goodness in you.

The songs of Dzitbalche
In the grand tradition of FuschiaReads


Wednesday, May 17, 2006

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Irritating huh?!

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

WHY haven't i moved to Seppoville yet? WHY?
One reason starts with Rob and ends with still hasn't finished his US taxes yet. But hey i'm all patience and calm, its not like i'm totally bored in my job and the thought of moving countries and working for 'Randy's All You Can Eat- Donut and Shrimp Shoppe' is completely appealling or anything.
But if i was moving to Seppoville i may be able to see Leonard Cohen in concert, still a snowball's chance in hell but with slightly better odds because i'll bet my sisters right arm he won't come out here.

But this weekend Leonard Cohen delighted his fans with a rare public appearance in Toronto at which he performed two of his most famous songs. Dressed in a charcoal suit, he recited a short poem in his signature baritone and performed two of his most famous songs, So Long, Marianne and Hey, That’s No Way to Say Goodbye. He was greeted by a throng of fans that shut down a normally busy city street to sing along with the music.
The singer is said to be planning a tour this autumn and is working on a CD, a follow-up to 2004’s Dear Heather.
It seems he got fleeced a cool $5million by a ex manager/lover so he may need the extra cash so hope springs enternal.

Too kool for skool

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Hot shower, cuppa, a good rant about Moonbats at FORBATTLE....and the day is still yet young.


Friday, May 05, 2006


I'm totally lame when buying music, i wander into a store, look around and generally can't think of anything i want so leave again. Last week i was doing just this when i strolled past C in Rock/Pop. Glancing through Nick Cave i found this.....

It was only released in March and i snapped it up. $36 for 56 songs...yeah baby.
Now i can't write interesting, articulate reviews like Amanda or Fuschia, so i won't even try. But i can say It Rocks. I have only listened to it a couple of times, and not all the songs. 56 takes a bit of time, you know, but true to form it is filled with beautiful things. Some great reworkings of favourites and a lot of brand new Nick to fall in love with.
Acoustic versions of The Mercy Seat, Leonard Cohens Tower of Song, Red Right Hand for the movie Scream 3, Black Hair ( why do ya think i dye my hair, nothing to do with the increasing grey, its so Nick sings to me...)
King Kong Kitchee Kitchee Ki-Mi-O, which may sound like a Pacific Cruise entertainer's set but is actually an angry Nick singing about King and a Kong and Kitchee's. Not bad at all, odd but good.

So all i can say is if you like our Nick, buy it and you won't be sad, even from Little Ghost Song.

Monday, May 01, 2006

I found a home for my Gravatar.
I love the White Horse of Uffington, as some of you may have guessed by now. I have beautiful silver earrings which was a present form Rob, and a Tshirt i ordered from Old Blighty.
This rendition i bought at Rowany from the very clever Melbournite Roy C -something...(i've forgotten his name...anyone?!)
Not that the dear Ms Ducky standing next to me going "Ohh its your gravatar, and its shiny, you must have it.." swayed me at all.
I figured than have it gathering dust somewhere i put it on the collar of my most favourite leather coat, which i bought at Portabello Markets, London and everyone is insanely jealous of.
I highly honed fashion skills are not sure if its horribly daggy or not.

I also bought this piece off Roy and few years ago, and its on my wool coat. Its a reproduction of a Viking brooch found in Gotland, Sweden. Despite the whole looting and pilliaging thing they had going on, the Vikings sure had a beautiful sense of style and aesthetics.

The Maritime Museum in Sydney has a Viking exhibition on now and it finishes in June. They have some excellent stuff, and a friend Peter from Birka Traders made the clothes, shoes and other odds and ends for the show. Go see it if you can.
They have two Lewis Chessmen on display. The Berseker, i just want to take home and feed him tea and scones.