Thursday, September 28, 2006


I was asked today if my 'secret' was that i was pregnant. I was asked if i had some rare form of cancer. I was asked if Chris has some terminal illness. The answer to all of these questions is
i hope this clears things up. Sorry for the misunderstanding.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Suppress it

Have you ever had something you really wanted to scream to the world but the consequences for doing it would be too much? There are so many times when I just want to type out a sentence that will only bring trouble.

I hate secrets. They don't do anything but fester. I suppose that is why I always want to shout out all the deep dark scary stuff. If its out there in the open, it can't grow. It can only die.

The problem is that some things just can't be shared. Not on a blog at least. They need to be spoken in hushed tones to people you trust. To people who care about your well-being.

So I guess this post is the closest I'll come to sharing this secret with the world. I guess I just wanted to warn you all that there is a scary monster lurking around in shadows somewhere. Be careful.


Okay, i've done a few changes to the blog and i'm finding some quirks as i go. I'm trying to fix them as soon as i find them, but there are limits to my html knowledge (surprise surprise) and it might take me a little while to get things running as usual.

The most annoying thing so far is the fact that there are two seperate comment places at the bottom of each post. I hope to get it down to one place for comments soon. wish me luck!

Until we meet again, keep on reading!

The Hitler Paintings

Not that i'm trying to start a trend of talking about people who are unpopular, but have you heard about the Hitler Paintings?

Turns out that some lady found an old suitcase full of paintings in her atic. She heard that other Hitler memorablilia sold well, so she took these paintings in for auction claiming they were Hitler's work. So far no official word on if they are or are not, but it doesn't stop the bidding prices for these paintings going up. One sold for over 10,000 pounds!

The cult of personality was always strong with Hitler but after 65 + years dead, you would have thought some of that would have died out!

Would you seriously hang a Hitler painting on your wall? When someone walks into your house, you'd have to say something like, "this painting was done by Hitler in his early life. Before he became a blood sucking, Jew hating, balding man"

I love history, but i just don't think i could bring myself to hang one of his paintings on my wall, no matter what the excuse!

Tuesday, September 26, 2006


I was taught that when someone dies, the living should respectfully mourn that person. We don't have to have liked him or her in their lifetime but they deserve a certain amount of respect in death. (i'm not saying shed a bucket of tears, but if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all)

While driving back from canberra with the radio on, we heard that there were reports of Osama bin laden's death. The announcer went on to report that people were already sending in memorials. He then went on to announce that members of a band had sent in a memorial to bin laden's death and he was going to play it. The "memorial" was a tape of band members laughing hardily.

I was appauled. not that i ever had any love for osama, but laughing at his death seems wrong. I do not ascribe to his beliefs or the way that he implemented them. I do believe that NO ONE should be laughed over in death. Life is hard, no matter where you live, no matter what you do for a living. At death, everyone is equally dead so do not laugh at what you are to become, it may come sooner than you wish.

Friday, September 22, 2006

pick a card

A weekend away! A drive to Canberra and a nice little hotel to stay in. Too bad there are e-tolls to pass through. Yet we have no idea how to purchase an e-toll without a credit card.

More and more often we are finding the need for a credit card. Those aweful things that are the bane of our existence and the frustration of so many! Yet life in our westerworld is hardly possible without it.

So which one to choose? do we get the credit card that offers no annual fee but charges your first born child in interest? or maybe the one that has the low annual fee of a mere house morgage with a low interest rate of the price of fuel for a year?

sigh....i hate money.

Monday, September 18, 2006

deep-fried thumb

Last night i deep-fried my thumb. While making tea, i used my hand to adjust a piece of bread that was sitting in hot oil. I should have realised that my depth perception was not great (it never is when its darker). I stuck my thumb in the hot oil, and being the daft that i am, i didn't realise i was burning it for a couple of seconds. Suddenly the pain reached my brain and i screamed and ran to the sink for some cold water.

Chris, the sweetheart that he is, ran to my aid! he grabbed ice out of the freezer and held it to my hand. I was very grateful but knew that if he didn't attend to tea, it would burn before i got better. i instructed him to flip the bread in the pan so that one side would not burn. He did so, but managed to step on a piece of stray glass and cut his foot badly. With blood dripping out of his foot he ran to the bathroom to search in vain for a band-aid. When he came back he found me still nursing my sore thumb. He found the piece of glass on the floor he had stepped on and picked it up to throw in the bin. Unfortunately, he cut himself again. This time not so badly.

After two hours of holding ice to my thumb, (and chris sitting quietly on the floor) i felt it was time to let blood flow return to my limb. I took my hand away from the ice and as the blood rushed back to my thumb i screamed in pain. (that really HURTS!)

After 5 minutes of me pacing around the house and generally bemoaning my state, chris insisted i take something for the pain. I finally agreed and took prescription strength vicodin. (for those who don't know, this is a SUPER drug in the fight against pain) Soon after i was seeing spots and telling Chris he "made me feel like blueberries". Neither one of us is sure what that means besides the obvious idea that I possible shouldn't deep fry my thumb.

Monday, September 11, 2006

dead or alive


if i was in a vegetative state, would you pull my plug? or keep me inprisoned in my own head?

what happened?

i read an artcle detailing how Tom Cruis' baby isn't likely to be any less photographed now that her picture has been released to the media. it got me thinking...why do we (the public) want pictures of our movie star' children?
Why was there almost no news coverage of the children of Audry Hepburn, Val Kilmer, or Madonna?

Could it be that we have gone past the mere desire to be entertained and now fancy ourselves to be part of the star's own family?

Why can't we be satified with our own lives and our own family's children? why is there a need to feed off the celebrities' images?

lots of answers.


Thursday, September 07, 2006

In your face big media!

Arctic Monkeys blast media The Arctic Monkeys were determined to use the opportunity to make life difficult for the media after winning the Mercury Music Prize last night.

Despite being happy to accept the £20,000 (€29,400) industry prize for their 2005 debut album Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not, the cheeky rockers insist their resistance to the mainstream music business will remain as strong as ever - and that includes the press.The Mardy Bum stars garnered their own publicity using the online networking site MySpace, as well as handing out demos at their gigs - rocketing them to the top of the charts with debut single I Bet You Look Good on the Dance Floor before the media had even noticed them.

As a result, the Arctic Monkeys have relished ridiculing journalists ever since.When asked why the band are so reluctant to be interviewed, one member of the band quipped Alex Turner replied: "We're doing a social experiment to see if we needed the media or not. Turns out we didn't."After a female reporter asked a similar question to one which had already been asked by another journalist, the rocker blasted: "You're rubbish. Pay attention. This is why we hate doing interviews."

New car smell

On 5 September Chris and I welcomed the newest member of our family home! While we still have not decided on a name, we're certain to find one soon. Our newest little bundle of joy is our Ford Festiva. Its hunter green and VERY small. (hurray for very small, fuel effecient cars!)

So back to the name thing....we were thinking of calling it The Avocado. But chris felt that with his previous car and Melody's car all being named after vegetables, it was time for something new.

I don't quite agree so i'm thinking we need some outside input. Here are some of the ideas we've got thus far....

Falic symbol (chris wanted something that showed we had a sexy car...)
C-squared (this comes from e=mc squared)
The avocado

so put your votes in...we gladly accept any new ideas!

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

I got tagged!

1. What do you like most about where you live?

Well it isn't the early morning "moooo" call from our four-legged neighbours! I think what i like best about where i'm living now is that i'm close to my friends at college.

2. Is there anything strange about where you live?

Besides the four-legged neighbours and the uninvited black, winged guests that continually pester the flyscreen...nope.

3. What's one of your all-time favourite music albums, and why?

Hmmm....there are so many great ones...but the one i have yet to get bored with is "songs about jane" by maroon 5. I'm not sure why i like it so much...but i do!

4. Did you have a passion for something as a kid that you still have now? (If not - what is one of your passions now?)

As a kid i don't think there was much that i was introduced to that i wasn't passionate about (lets face it i was a very excitable kid) What i am still passionate about though is probably acting, theatre, performance. I love the idea of replaying and idea over and over in ways that connect with different people. Yes, i know its weird...

5. What do you like most about having a blog?

I like being able to put down my thoughts online for anyone to read and get feedback. I love it when people tell me i'm on the right track....don't like knowing that i've gone off the deepend, but i suppose i need to know that too!

Pick 3 (or more) people and give them the opportunity to be famous in their own lunchtimes! :)I'm tagging Lindsey and Sharona and Jen

Monday, September 04, 2006

CNN Anchor Takes Bathroom Humor to 'Letterman'

CNN anchor Kyra Phillips, whose voice was inadvertently broadcast from a CNN bathroom as she chatted with a friend during a speech by President Bush this week, turned up on David Letterman's show Thursday night, where she read a top-10 list of excuses for what occurred. Among them: "10. Still haven't mastered complicated on/'off switch; ... 5. I was set up by those bastards at Fox News; ... 4. Like you've never gone to the bathroom and had it broadcast on national television; 1. You have to admit, it made the speech a lot more interesting."

(stolen from

Friday, September 01, 2006

whats in a name?

ever google yourself to find out how famous you are?

i google kristin thiele and got these results:

i googled kristin dewey and got these results:

apparently either way i'm famous....

Dear Apple

Dear Apple

I am a planning to be in the market for a new ibook in the next year or two. I had planned to purchase a mac because i have loved how effective it is in handling photographic images as well as film. Its ease of use has also encouraged me to purchace this computer. However i have recently come accross an article that has turned me away from purchacing your products.

I am unashamedly a greeny. I love the beautiful landscape, the way the air smells in the blue mountains. Anything to damage this is not worth my support.I will use a computer i don't like as much, if it means i cause less harm to the enviroment.

I am writing to you in hopes that your enviormental practices will change in the next several months so that when i am ready to buy my new computer, i can come to you in assurance that my purchase is being made without the sacrifice of my enviorment.

Yours truely

new car

image this car dark hunter green...and that will be exactly what our new car will look like...provided it passes a full inspection

short hair

well, this isn't the most flattering pic of me, but it is definately will give you an idea of how short the hair is.