- I am a girl/woman/human who has random thoughts. Sometimes you can find me here rambling, other times i might have useful stuff to say. For the most part, my friends and family can see what I might be up to in the days events. Or, for sake of sakes, its all made up... only i know.. and MAYBE a select few of you! Either way~ I am an American living in Australia. Oh, and any photo you see on this blog IS NOT FOR YOUR USE. If I have taken the photo myself or have permission to use it, YOU CAN NOT USE IT FOR YOURSELF. So be warned... and just dont use my damn photos.
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Tennis was good fun tho.. for the two of us not being on a court in almost a decade, we didnt do too bad!
Downside? My little Monroe is at the vets at the moment, I am hoping she picks up a bit and I get to take her home tonight after work... poor thing is really sick... I mean really really sick...
I got about 2 hours of sleep last night because I was so worried about her that I couldnt sleep... just kept checking on her. Hopefully, shes doing much better now that shes got some anti-vomitting meds into her, as well as some antibiotics... if this doesnt work, they will have to do a drip and keep her there... and I dont do well with her not with me at home. Lets hope for a quick recovery so I can take her home after work!
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
So.. whats a girl to do when at one location with a CHANCE of meeting these particular people? She brings along the camera and of course makes sure she has some business cards on her so that way when I am pleading out to them and begging for residency.. they might remember me. Sad bit is this: I am not actually sure I would recognize the people who I would need to meet... how do you distinguish one old man with grey hair who dresses badly from another? Remember, I will be at a resort.. so add the tacky resort wear to it... goodness me...
The camera is a must... Im just hoping for some goods and curious things to see!
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
There was a condition: you had to have children, of which would attend the local school. Ah, again, I seem to be discriminated against for not having children!~)
2007 statistics show the student population of the 107 year old school was 23 students... yep, I would say they are looking for some kids...for some population growth for the school. Here is the schools population, including the teachers (i think)...
Needless to say, they have pulled the offer, they have been inundated with requests from here and there and everywhere.. they have no more vacant farmhouses, but are willing to accept you into the darling farm community if you have a business opportunity or would like to contribute to the growth of Levendale.
Ah, its cute when a town bands together.
Then I stumbled upon these tidbits.
- I found a gay male escort in my area who has a 2 hr booking minimum, at $300 per hour. Oh my... and daily rates START at $1000 per day. Mind you... overnight rates are starting at $2000 per night. This seems like an odd pay structure to me... overnight costs more than the daily rate.. is his drool on the pillow really that good? Does he have a job during the day, where at least $1000 would cover the costs, and he figures his freetime in the evenings is more valuable? Good thing Im not in the need of a gay male escort... his WEBSITE says his 19, but looks like a horrible anorexic EMO teenager with no male structure or sculpted chest, or anything that this hetero female finds desireable in a man... so whew... saved me some money there! Ha
Upon more research, I find these tidbits out:
-I can become an escort, apparently in my area there is a high demand for escorts, with the opportunity to make a great income. I click the little box to see what is located in the neon green box... but i need to register first.. but its free.. ah.. good thing.. cuz if i had to be an escort, i prob wouldn't have shit for money and would really appreciate the whole "free registration" thing. However, after dabbling my eyes thru the terms & conditions, there is a membership fee, but the contractual agreement is for a period of 1 fixed month terms only, unless you give a 28 day notice... funny little thing there. Plus, they can sell my information. And there was extensive, in fact numerous mention of not being able to produce chain letters and distribute them amongst other members. Chain letters? Honestly, not something I would think would require repetitive mention on an escort site terms & conditions.. but hey.. this is all research and new to me.
-One lady shows her rates as this: 1/2 hour is $180 with 1 hour being charged at $250. Her overnight rate consisting of 12 hours is $2000 but stipulates that this includes 6 hours of sleep. Smart lady... shes getting close to $167 bucks an hour to sleep...
- There seem to be 2 types of escorts.. those that "order dessert" and those that "are dessert. I cant imagine that so far, any of the sites i have researched would really charge that much for dinner conversation. Would they?
The article in The Sun said that some of the women "ordered dessert" and others just wanted a companion for dinner or to attend some sort of function. Do you not have a male friend? I mean at those prices per hour... surely one of my male friends can toss on a suit and look respectable for a few hours.
Escorts... I guess everyone has a need for something.
Friday, July 25, 2008
Any guesses on how many chips in the box? We had placed our numbers, and we were way off. 396 chocolate chips in that box. Pretty damn impressive. There goes my enterprise bargaining and misleading consumers tangent I was prepared to give....
Betty Crocker.. you gotta just love her. She seems to hold up her end of the bargain.
And for a side note, the cookies were really YUMMY!
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Between the two of us, we had jaunte in the house, where he collapsed with exhaustion on the floor. He didnt have good use of three legs, and you could tell the poor thing was not well. My neighbor ran around a bit in shock and I sat with jaunte, trying to calm him a bit. With a bit of grunting and what could have gotten us into the Olympics, jaunte was in the back seat of her car. Collapsed again. I didnt want to face the fact, but I had thought Jaunte was at the end of his time. But, I said nothing, as I knew the neighbor had to be about herself to get to the vet.
Monday, July 21, 2008
Keep tuned for photos of tonights events.
They say the sun is in the exact same spot on your birthday as it was when you were born. Pretty cool huh.
Wish you were all here to help celebrate, but your in my heart, and we will toast a drink to you tonight!
Thursday, July 17, 2008
- Public Place, and my lovely children might have access to it
- As a public place, why do I have to be subjected to it?
- I like to run every morning in THAT PACIFIC (specific is very very hard for someone from Queensland to say properly) spot
- Cool - arent all Nudists models?
- Will we have lockers to put our keys and stuff in?
- My family has been having xmas lunch on that stretch of beach for 34 years. Now where will we go? You cant run us out like this.
- So, will it have a lifeguard? What will they use for the floatation device?
So... come on.. what other witty lines can you come up with? Or what debate issues can you think it might pose?
Do you agree with a nudist beach in your area? Why, why not?
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Story of a Life
by Harry Chapin
I can see myself it's a golden sunrise
Young boy open up your eyes
It's supposed to be your day.
Now off you go horizon bound
And you won't stop until you've found
Your own kind of way.And the wind will whip your tousled hair,
The sun, the rain, the sweet despair,
Great tales of love and strife.
And somewhere on your path to glory
You will write your story of a life.
And all the towns that you walk through
And all the people that you talk to
Sing you their songs.
And there are times you change your stride,
There are times you can't decide
Still you go on.
And then the young girls dance their gypsy tunes
And share the secrets of the moon
So soon you find a wife.
And though she sees your dreams go poorly
Still she joins your story of a life.
So you settle down and the children come
And you find a place that you come from.
Your wandering is done.
And all your dreams of open spaces
You find in your children's faces
One by one.
And all the trips you know you missed
And all the lips you never kissed
Cut through you like a knife.
And now you see stretched out before thee
Just another story of a life.
So what do you do now?
When she looks at you now?
You know those same old jokes all the jesters tell
You tell them to her now.
And all the same old songs all the minstrels sang
You sing 'em to her now.
But it don't matter anyhow'
Cause she knows by now.
So every chance you take don't mean a thing.
What variations can you bring
To this shopworn melody.
And every year goes by like a tollin' bell.
It's battered merchandise you sell.
Not well, she can see.
And though she's heard it all a thousand times
Couched in your attempted rhymes
She'll march to your drum and fife.
But the question echoes up before me
Where's the magic story of a life?
Now sometimes words can serve me well
Sometimes words can go to hell
For all that they do.
And for every dream that took me high
There's been a dream that's passed me by.
I know it's so true
And I can see it clear out to the end
And I'll whisper to her now again
Because she shared my life.
For more than all the ghosts of glory
She makes up the story,
She's the only story
Of my life.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
Albert Baladi, Managing Director
Yum! Restaurants International South Pacific
20 Rodborough Road
Frenchs Forest, NSW 2086
10 July 2008
Dear Mr Baladi,
I’ve been in Australia filming Big Brother, in which my housemates and I are confined and sealed off from the outside world, much like the chickens who are crammed inside barns for KFC. Fortunately, I won’t be stomped to death, have my legs broken or be scalded to death in a tank of hot water – yet, as PETA’s undercover videos have revealed, the chickens raised for KFC’s restaurants in Australia often suffer these abuses.
Following negotiations with PETA, KFC Canada has agreed to make landmark animal welfare reforms, including phasing in the purchase of 100 per cent of its chicken from suppliers that use controlled-atmosphere killing (CAK), which is the least cruel method of slaughter. KFC Canada has also agreed to implement stricter audits of suppliers, and it will offer a vegan faux-chicken menu item at most of its restaurants. Please use your position as head of KFC in Australia to stop the worst abuses that these birds suffer by asking David Novak, CEO of Yum! Brands, to make the improvements already agreed to by KFC Canada.
Thank you for your time.
This was the letter presented to KFC on the Gold Coast from Pamela Anderson. I have copied it from the PETA website. I am so pleased that she has made an impact on her time in Australia. When i had found out that she was doing the Big Brother show, my heart was shattered in disbelief of what the woman is capable of accomplishing. With her celebrity stature and knowledge of PETA and for what she stands for, I was hoping she would do more than just be a face in the house. Thank goodness.... she has stood up for her beliefs and is trying to educate not ONLY KFC on their cruel and inhuman practices, but also people in Australia who might not be aware of the impact that the fast food industry is doing. She is speaking for those who can not speak for themselves. I am glad that she has stood up and taken a stand and made sure she is being heard for what she believes.
Oh- and for all those readers who are not in Australia... a major sponsor of Big Brother Tv series is .......KFC.... which Pamela responded by stating that it didnt matter, KFC was still doing the wrong thing and Big Brother paid her a large sum of money to do the show.
Maybe I secretly love the extra slap in the face to Big Brother and KFC... here they have paid the blonde bombshell sh**loads of money, and shes turned around and slapped them with a letter and publicity of KFC's treatment of chickens and hopes for animal welfare reform much like she succeeded in Canada's reform.
Oh, and regarding the comments on yesterdays post... love it! Good discussion and great involvement! Kudos to you!
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
So....I hear Pamela Anderson is going to be showing up at the 'house' this week. You know ratings are bad when you have to get her to come and be an intruder. You know they are flogging the crap out of the commercial if I know about anything Big Brother related.
I like Ms Tits in one way: shes a vegetarian, donates to charity, concerned about the environment, supports Obama... etc. The downside of her is that she plays the dumb blonde routine a bit too much, we all have boobs and yes mine are real and didnt cost the price of a house but no need to show them all that much, she cant decide if its Tommy or No Tommy (way to be adult and make a decision) and her decorating style is repulsive to me (yes, thank you RealEstalker).
In one way I hope she does something worthwhile with her time at Big Brother such as educate those idiots on vegetarianism, worldwide impact of pollution & global warming, consumerism, etc... but than again, with the lack of intelligence required to watch the show, much less be on the show, I am almost thinking Ms Tits wont be doing anything worthwhile but being an idiot like the rest of the hosemates... opps housemates. Flashing tits, talking sex, flopping the head about, and oh yeah, laugh like an idiot.
Suprisingly, I think Ms Tits might be the smartest one in the house...
Monday, July 07, 2008
Sunday, July 06, 2008
Thursday, July 03, 2008
Somedays or times, for a just a quick moment, when you have always driven your vehicle from the left side of the car on the right side of the road... and you move to another country where they do the opposite, well lets say sometimes you panic to make sure your doing what you should be doing in the right country. Sometimes its the idiot driving opposite you who makes you second guess your driving actions.. sometimes its the idiot in front of you swerving everywhere. This morning, amongst morning madness, was one of those mornings, where for 2 seconds, i had to really think if i was driving correctly.
Note that I am on the right side of my vehicle, and the guy in the bobcat in front of the Mustand is on the right side as well. I did note that the guy in the Mustang really hugged the left shoulder quite a bit, rather than the middle of his side of the road.. wonder if it had anything to do with him being on the left side of his vehicle?
Wednesday, July 02, 2008
I think enough strangers in town know that my "little cousin" (who is much taller then me) has been accepted to Michigan Tech and is the hockey guru.. and hes going to make us all proud. I am already checkin the cable sports channels to see if i get college hockey (and from the looks of it, I do!).
Im rapt! I cant imagine the excitement that my aunt & uncle are feeling as well. Its times like this that it would be nice to be home to share in the excitement... but then again, not many people have a worldwide cheering audience like my little cousin does.
Mikael, you make me proud. Go on and shine, and kick some ass in hockey! Just do what you do best! And remember, if you can score me a jersey... i will wear it proud as anything over here! Love ya little Lickteig.
Tuesday, July 01, 2008
imagine the difference when someone says:
"I dont care how the process goes, I dont see why I need to wait 2 months for my paperwork just because your company is disorganized and cant get their shit together"
a totally different approach when one sounds like they have been sucking on helium and have this cute little mickey / minnie mouse voice?
ah... its always interesting this time of year.