Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Did you hear that?

It started in the afternoon. I wasn't entirely sure what i was hearing. At first it was like the children next door were throwing rocks at our back veranda. (sadly, not entire unusual) Then, it sounded like they got a LOT of friends helping them. We ran out back to find hail beating our backyard. and not the small hail either.

We also noticed that some of the hail seemed to have interesting shapes or designs. So we took pictures. Cause...well, we're on holidays and we really don't have much else going on to distract us from picture taking. Plus, with the cutest dog in the world is living at our house, so we often find the need to pull out the camera, therefore it is never far away.

Call me, Faith

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Rules: Once you’ve been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 16 random things, facts, habits or goals about you. At the end choose 16 people to be tagged. You have to tag the person who tagged you. If I tagged you, its because I want to know more about you.

Real Rules: F*ck da rules. read, don't read, add, don't add. I don't really care.

1. My animals relieve the stress in my life.

2. I like to read, but often have difficulty seeing anything beyond the glaring white pages

3. World of Warcraft is fun...although i perfer puppy training

4. I often wish my family lived closer

5. I really enjoy being around people who think outside the box.

6. I suck at keeping in touch.

7. But i really do love my friends very much...even though my writing/calling skills are lacking

8. I sometime write poetry. No you can't read it.

9. A good play turns me on.

10. I would love to be part of a local theatre group...if i could find one...

11. i worked 7 years in childcare before i went to college.

12. I think my husband is amazing...mostly cause he still wants to be married to me.

13. I like foot massages

14. *Enters stage right, exits through trap-door*

15. My comfort food is brussel sprouts.

16. I come from a strong line of women. Women who have amazing abilities to weather all sorts of situations.

Thanks for reading!

TAGS: Becky, Sharona, Melody, Della, Clair, Penguin,

Puppy love

As per last post, we have now brought home our newest family member.

Thank you to everyone who suggested names. We are still working through the list and seeing what matches her personality. Probably the test will be which one she answers to after a couple of days with us.

Our cat is still working out what he thinks of our newest addition. He is constantly watching the puppy pen to see what this "thing" does next. Whenever the cat needs to move, he does so in *super stealth mode*. It is almost as if he is afraid to wake her up.

We'll keep you posted as to how this all develops.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

I need a name

Can you help me? i need a name. I'm a little female King Charles Cavalier. I will come live in my new home after Christmas but i still don't have a name. Leave a comment to help name me.

Monday, December 15, 2008

the big clean

I freely admit that i'm a slob. I don't like to mop, i'm not a big fan of the dishes and i hate spring cleaning. The benefit to living at home is that you can let mum do most of that sort of stuff. Unfortunately, i don't live with my mother. I am the woman of the house, and thus, the duty falls to me to complete.

So today i bit the bullet and pulled everything out of the laundry room. I dismantled the dining room and began the horid chore of washing the floor. While the floor gets a fortnightly wash and a daily sweep, it rarely gets a proper scrub. Today it did. The water turned black as i got down on my hands and knees and scrubbed every inch of the floor.

Now it is all done. I have a shiny kitchen floor. And somehow i managed to do all this before i ate lunch. So now i'm trying to figure out how to get food without dirtying my beautiful floors.

sigh...maybe i should move my mum in here.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

heating up the christmas season

Every year i mention (if not complain) about it. It's December and the heat is almost least today. Living in the southern hemisphere has a lot of benefits, but i will never get used to Christmas being hot. I just can't seem to find the special signal that tells me "CHRISTMAS IS HERE!".

Somehow all my favourite Christmas traditions are lost when it is 90 degrees outside. Getting cosy by the fire with a cup of hot chocolate seems silly. Putting up a pine tree with large bulbs that emit warm colour to the room all seem misplaced. The worst is shopping in the stores with Christmas music playing. As i browse swimwear the store blares "frosty the snowman". I have doubts that frosty would last more than 5 minutes here.

One tradition that still works is Eggnog. Somehow mixing my eggnog (with milk and nutmeg, not rum) and enjoying a cool glass feels like Christmas, even in the heat. The taste seems to signal that Christmas really is here. Although i will never get used to Christmas here, at least i can enjoy my eggnog.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

If i had something interesting to say, i'd put it here.

i'll get back to you

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Zorro the gay blade

One of my favourite scenes from the classic 1981 movie, Zorro the gay blade.

Friday, December 05, 2008

kristin blogs again

I sometimes wonder if advertisers realise what they have done to me. In their attempt to entice me to buy whatever they are selling, they dress ladies in sex and babies in cuteness. They use bright colours and "personal" stories. But in truth, i am more likely to buy a product i've researched on the net, rather than something i've seen on tv. In fact, i would say that if i've seen it on tv, i'm less likely to trust it.

I realise my logic isn't clear so let me explain.

While watching a television program an advertisement for a hair care product will come on. They use beautiful models with quite frankly, unbelievable hair. The hair looks like its been photoshoped. Now i know their products are sold in stores. I know that i have friends who use the product. I have never seen anyone who had hair that looked like it had been retouched with a computer. Thus, i decide that the commericial is lying about their product. Thus, i don't want to buy their product.

Now i'm not sure when advertisers began to think that their audience would believe whatever was put before them, but i really think they need to re-evaluate this belief. The internet has proven to be a powerful tool for the consumer and if the advertiser doesn't think that we can find out information about their product all by ourselves, they are fooling themselves.

So my message to the advertising companies:

We, the consumer, are smarter than your blond models. Stop addressing us like we aren't!

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

just for Becky

Sorry becky, i've reloaded it. you can also find the same video here.