Soup week!

May. 31st, 2011 07:41 pm
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After the triumphal pumpkin soup of last Thursday night we made French Onion out of the left over onions from the barbecue. Cold-chasing stuff indeed!


May. 25th, 2011 11:22 pm
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Well today I managed to win the bidding on a 2nd hand MacBook Pro on ebay. Now I just have to wait for it to get here from Melbourne then I can move all my stuff onto it and retire this old one. Oh, and catch up on email, which is still on the old eMac at the office. Won't I have some fun!
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I've been watching the Gil Mayo mysteries. His SOCO, nicknamed Anorak, wears a funky crocheted peaked cap.

Anyone have any idea where I could get the pattern?


May. 12th, 2011 10:15 pm
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Had an arthrogram and two MRIs yesterday. So on top of the MRI noise headache I had an extremely sore right shoulder. The local anaesthetic was insufficient to compensate for the doctor digging around with the needle to direct the contrast fluid to the correct part of the joint.

This morning I was very stiff and sore and couldn't move my right arm and shoulder properly. Also couldn't drive or work, so I puttered around the office doing not much of anything really.

More painkillers and Voltaren gel before bed tonight and hopefully I'll be better in the morning.

Colour me unimpressed.
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When will you learn to think through your crappy analogies?

No, it's not like you going to a London restaurant to eat three nights a week then wanting a stake in the place.

The proper analogy is that you own the restaurant and it is the chef and kitchen staff, who actually produce the food, who want a stake in the restaurant - which is currently run solely for the benefit of a megalomaniacal dwarf who charges the customers an absolute motza to eat there.

Yes, the waiters are the best in the world at what they do and the customers don't have any other option but to come to your restaurant if they want to see these waiters perform to the best of their ability. But that doesn't mean that someone else may not want to buy you out - or at least get a stake in your exclusive place.

Now that's an analogy, Bernie, that's an awful lot closer to the real situation.
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Oooh! David Tennant and Catherine Tate as Benedick and Beatrice in much Ado About Nothing!

I'd pay money to see that! Pity it's onstage in London, isn't it?
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Ack! Still without internet at home, almost a week. I hate Telstra!!!! And I don't know how to use this app properly so people can comment on my posts. Blechhh!

Posted via LiveJournal app for iPhone.

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What a drive!!!

Mark qualified 18th due to no KERS(1) and hard tyres - which had the unintended consequence of leaving him with 3 sets of brand-new soft tyres for the race (not having wasted any in Q2 or Q3). A full-on incredibly balls'n'all drive - still with no KERS and a 3-stop strategy - saw him finish 3rd and on the podium for the first time this year. He's now 4th in the championshiop standings and only 1 point behind Jenson Button.

I still don't like KERS and I'm definitely against the DRS(2) as well. But this does seem to be shaping up to be a very interesting year in F1 for all that.

1 - Kinetic Energy Recovery System: stores the energy from braking in a battery type thingy and it can thern be accessed by the driver pushing a button - gives them a sudden boost of about 80bhp.

2 - Drag Reduction System: a flap opens up in the rear wing allowing the car's aerodynamics to overcome drag from following someone closely, supposed to assist with overtaking.


Apr. 12th, 2011 09:34 pm
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Yes, I know it's black yarn but it looks like I am in need of bifocals.

Anyone who has them already like to make a comment?
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Well, we're almost completely moved into the new office now. Staff sorted their desks today and we have just about everything that's needed in the kitchen and bathroom. Just waiting on telephones and internet and we're all up and running.

Phew! That's a week I don't want to do again in a hurry!
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No Internet at home because the Telstra tech stuffed up. So I'm giving the lj app a try

Have the body and one sleeve of Samantha's school hoodie done. Second sleeve started then it's put it all together for the raglans and hood. Just like the one I did for [ profile] mmegaera but with a v-neck and hood instead of crew neck. Getting quite cool now so I'm trying to get it finished ASAP.

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"Skiffy-minded" is a neologism whose meaning has not quite settled down yet, but I was using it as shorthand for the kind of reader who, when presented with the Eagles' rescue of Frodo and Sam at the climax of _LotR_, thinks not on the numinousness of eucatastrophe, but instead starts madly calculating the wingspan-weight-carrying-capacity of the Eagles. And then asks, if they could do that, why didn't someone just hire them to carry our heroes to Mt. Doom on the first day, skipping all that quest business?"

A quote from Herself. I almost fell off my chair laughing so hard and had to wipe down the monitor!
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I can never articulate so well as this lady:

You may not agree with everything she says, but it is well worth reading for all that.
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You were born during a Waning Crescent moon

This phase occurs right before the new moon.

- what it says about you -

You appreciate closure. It bothers you when people promise to do something and then don't follow through. You want to able to right the wrongs of the past. Studying history motivates you to improve the world. You put a lot of hope in the future and look forward to seeing technology and progress improve our lives.

What phase was the moon at on your birthday? Find out at

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Looks like our upright freezer has died. We will need to go ou tomorrow morning and get another one before everything defrosts. It will have to be another second-hand one as a new one costs over $1200. This last one we bought second-hand for $300 over 10 years ago so can't say we didn't get a good run out of it. But it's not something I wanted to be spending $$ on with the cash-flow issues we're having right now.

ETA: We went out this morning looking - secondhand freezers are rarer than rocking horse poop. Ended up in Hardly Normal's bargain basement and got a "second" Fisher & Paykel chest freezer for $399 down from $649. It's only 220 litres as opposed to the 300 litre upright that died but I guess that means we won't be able to stuff it full of things and forget about them. Fortunately I had a bit of space on one of the credit cards.
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These kids don't have a lot of time to make their target and need all the help they can get:

A small donation will help to see them on their way to a lifetime's dream. If you can, it would be great for our NZ cousins. And maybe boost the signal further?
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Here's a link (hopefully) to pics of our new cats, they're both female, rescue kittehs and 5 years old. Jini is a brindle Devon Rex, Tango is a lilac and cream Cornish Rex. They are beautiful-natured, very affectionate little girls and settling in really well. Best of all our friend John, who is allergic to cats, had absolutely NO reaction to them when he came to visit last weekend.

Census meme

Mar. 9th, 2011 07:48 pm
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Ganked from [ profile] mmegaera

2011 - married, living in a 5br house in Richardson (same house) with two cats (not the same two) and two children

2001 - married, living in a 5br house in Richardson (Australian Capital Territory, roughly midway between Sydney and Melbourne) with two cats, two dogs and two children (only just as one of them was born in January).

1991 - engaged, living in a 3br rented house in Aranda with two cats

1981 - single, living at home with my mother in a 3br house in Salisbury, one cat

1971 - single, living at home with both parents and 2 brothers in a 4br house in Salisbury (a suburb of Adelaide, South Australia), no pets.

1961 - not born until August..... then into a 3br house in Hockley, Essex UK, parents, sister and two brothers
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And whoever invented dark chocolate mint Tim Tams? I hate you. With a passion.

Those are just too good to be believed. Or left in the packet. Dammit.


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