Tuesday, July 27, 2010


I am very sleepy. 
Overhear part of eldest nieces phone conversation. 
Giggly mock fight in progress with friend. 
One of those "I hate you" "I hate you more" ones. 
She ups the anty by telling her friend "I hate your bunny".

Saturday, July 24, 2010


Well ... I have layby (half now and half next week) a fridge and two old chairs with funky fabric.  I shall have to clean.  A fridge and freezer for $295 which is about thirty or forty dollars cheaper than the cute black barfridge.  Sadly they don't deliver on weekends.  The delivery dude is a seventh day Adventist and doesn't work Saturdays.

My wyrd is worn on sleeve, it appears.  Yesterday at work was chatting with another lady during a lull in the phones and she asked me if I had children or had ever been married.  I replied, no, I have cats.  Which caused her to collapse in giggles and slap the divide between herself and the other lady she is friends with and exclaim through the laughter "she has cats".  Apparently they had been speculating earlier in the day and she had remarked that I looked like a cat lady.

Morning :)

Michael-cat found the catnip I planted in the garden and has eaten it nearly down to the ground.  Had to put a plastic box over it this morning.  Think he discovered it yesterday and has been hopped up on it ever since.  Is no longer interested in the cat grass or the cat mint.  It's only the hard stuff he desires now.

I didn't mean to go into the African shop.  It has such lovely stuff in it.  They stock bits of fossils and old roman rings as well as cd's, clothes, jewellary and hair.  I'd love to have an old roman ring or a fossil necklace, but resisted only to fall at the shirts.  They looked like hybrid safari shirts.  Like they had taken the shoulders, sleeves and pockets and sown them onto funky fabric.  I am supposed to be buying a fridge today damnit!

*curses her own weakness and lack of control*

Breakfast was fantastic.  I was contemplating never going there again even though I love my table and balcony, but the eggs benedict is terrible and the normal eggs and bacon is just ordinary.  I had forgotten they do an awesome BLT.  *sighs happily*

I shall now go to the second hand shop before I get distracted by any other awesome potentially purchasable objects/stuff/clothes/books/music/things and look at old fridges.  I shall try and put the funky matte-black bar fridge I saw at Joyce Maine completely out of my head.  I shall think cheap.  I shall think worthy frugality.


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Recommendation - book

Seriously fabulous books - Constance and Gwenyth Little - whodoneitbooks.

When I get a chance (and have some money which will be a while cause I gotta buy stuff and pay off credit card and stuff) am going to have a thorough look through the Rou Morgue Press catalog.

Same old same old

Well darn.
Scooter conked out on way to work.
Thought perhaps I'd just run out of petrol, since my petrol gage don't work, but sister picked me up after work with fuel and it didn't start, so we are thinking 'sparkplug'.


I soo shouldn't be trusted with machinery.

Where's my chauffeur?
*shakes fist at uncaring amorphous supreme being*

P.S.  still don't have a fridge yet - bought gardening stuff instead :)

Saturday, July 17, 2010


My niece just showed me this - hahahahahah - it's so funny!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Chugging along

Call Centre training good.  Started on phones today.  Odd to have such a regimented work life.  Sign on, tea break, sign back, lunch break, sign back, tea break, sign back, sign off.  Don't think I stuffed up too much.

Catch up blogging in near future.
Fridge before computer.
Maybe both on weekend, ey?
That would be awesome :)

*** ten minutes later ***

Aye Currumba!  I logged on to the centrelink website to do the self service thing, but couldn't work out how to do it.  It may have something to do with not actually having to report until september sometime.  I shall have to ring and hope I get through in half an hour tomorrow morning at 8 am.

I am a doofus. 
I knew I should have tried calling before now. 
I've been putting it off.
Bad Sammy *slaps wrist*
prevarication never pays

Raided the teenage section of the library and found some fantasy books to read.  I am so immature :)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


I swear I wrote comments, but they aren't there?  Maybe next time I login there will be thousands of the same comment because I just kept re-entering it.

Dan Kelly interview link for sometime when I have computer access/money/will to live.

More training. 
I think I have turned into a zombie.

There was a bottle of red wine for only $1.95 - bargain!

The freezer that thinks its a fridge is starting to think that perhaps what it really wants to be is a toaster.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Normal services will resume in a fortnight (i think)

I haven't read posts for nearly a week and I can't see when I am going to catch up.
I started a temp job Friday.  I shall be working in a call centre.  I got call from a recruitment place midday Thursday asking me to come in that afternoon for interview/tests and then started training the next day.  All day yesterday was about how to answer the telephone.  Hopefully Tuesday (monday public holiday) will be about what we have to actually talk about.  It's all very well to say to use positive language and to never say "I don't know" but it would be helpful to know enough not to be placed in the position of not actually knowing.

Still ... I need a fridge. 
I can do this for two months for a fridge.

(I think this was the application I went very silly during applying and said something in response to telephone manner about having a jolly cheery voice and have been told I have a laugh like Betty Rubble from the flintstones, which I was unsure was a good thing or not)

I have a book recommendation for you all :)  My sister loaned it to me and it is awesome.  Colin Cotterill "The Coroner's Lunch".  Really great.