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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.

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Wednesday, December 30, 2009


My neighbors have a piano. I live NEXT to them.. as in we share a wall. For the last hour they have been 'playing' piano. and when I say playing I mean YOU CAN NOT PLAY THAT DAMN THING PROPERLY. A 5 year old could tap better music out of that instrument than you can. AND could you just play a song.. rather than chords. For goodness sake, your a MUSIC teacher.. you would think you could play something other than chords. And, I have lived next to you for 3 years... and you still sound like shit.. .same as the day you moved next to me.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas Catch-up

This years Holiday Photo…


My cousin was visiting, and we waited for him to arrive before we set up the tree and filled it with all the loving ornaments


Stocking Stuffer Openings…




Monroe even got a treat.. she loves yogurt popsicles!



Hope your holidays were filled with love & cheer.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Tuesday Tidbits to Tempt

Went to a fab French restaurant the other day to celebrate birthdays, and it was a great time! Food… divine! Company…chattering away and lovely! Atmosphere… rainy. Oh well, cant have everything right?

Here is a photo of the great looking crew…


I had a goat’s cheese tartlet to start with ( I know, not really a vegan thing, but sometimes I just gotta…)


Sweet Potato Soup for a starter… looked so nice & creamy


And of course, mom and dad’s escargot… which is not my thing, but they love it! I just cant handle anything slimy going down.. but the garlic butter is great to dip bread in!


Birthday boy got his Baked Alaska for dessert, and thankfully, he shared with all of us… oh goodness.. talk about yummy!


And, this happy looking couple will be celebrating 14 years of wedded bliss tomorrow…


What a great day! The weather wasnt all that shiny tho for the ranges, so my cousin didnt get to see the mountains as much as we wished.. but theres always another day.  And, we so need the rain, that I think we didnt really mind all that much.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Saturday Shopping

We were to pick up my cousin from the airport around noon on Saturday. He will be staying with us for a bit, and then head off to various parts of Australia before heading further on in his round the world trip. He will be spending Christmas with us... which is great, as we dont seem to ever get family staying with us at Christmas.. any other times of the year, we might get the call that family is coming for a visit, but never for xmas!

Due to unmentionables, lets just say the airport pickup wasnt at noon as planned. We knew his plane would not be arriving at the scheduled time, but we continued to head down the highway of happy travellers at our expected departure time anyway. We wanted to stop by the new hotel at the airport and be nosy.. so we had plenty of time to wander and be curious!

The highway was full of people, boats, campers, and everything in between. As we drove my camper after camper with drivers looking so unhappy, all I could think, was no friggin way... give me a hotel anyday! Im not sure what it is about the holidays where people convince themselves they NEED to be doing such activities... and still look so miserable. My feeling: if your not happy doing it, dont. Man, I couldnt find one group of people in a vehicle that looked happy to be on their way to holiday mode. The guy has a camper attached to his truck which is more than a few years of my salary combined, and a loan.. and he looks miserable. Oh the xmas joy was spreading quickly! So, whats a girl to do.. turn the IPOD on, and do a jig in the car... before we knew it, we were singing, dancing, laughing... and Im sure the other drivers thought we were on medication... didnt matter, we were in good spirits!

Bah Humbug to you Mr Grumpy pants with the kids all loaded, half of your house loaded into the camper, and the ice melting down the back seat...

Anyway, so of course, as Murphy's Law goes... we didnt have to be at the airport at any specific time, and guess what... we got the best run on the highway and it only took an hour to get there.. .and we werent even speeding! Of course, if we had to be at the arrivals gate at an allocated time, we would have run into traffic chaos and probably been delayed for our guests! Oh well!

We stopped by the new airport hotel.. nice! Spendy.. but nice! Then onto the Factory Outlet Stores to bid some time. Well, time & dollars later at my favorite store.. hello FILA! and then at the hair store (certain friends think Im opening my own hair supply store)! It was wonderful to be able to just browse in the shops and not be rushed. I never take the time to just go and look... and it was perfect time to not be on a schedule, at least for a few hours.

So, shopping done, lunch done, and we wander to the airport. Theres a slim possbility that my cousin is on the 2:15 plane, probably not, unless luck went his way (which clearly wasnt happening) but we went just in case. We watched the line of people dwindle, and then pick back up, and then dwindle, and then pick back up. What creates that long lull in the getting of the airplane? It was really neat to see 2 kids arrive off the plane with an attendant, and they walk over to their dad where he signs off on the kids and hugs them. We find out the kids are visiting him for a month. He looks thrilled & the kids look happy. As we turn the corner, I see the man wiping his eyes from tears... neat moment to see.

Anyway, my cousin arrived on the 3:15 plane, and it was great to see him! I always remembered him being taller.. so either I have had a growing spurt or he is shrinking. Neither one wants to admit those options.. so I cant really give you an answer there! Its been great catching up and showing him a few sights, and just having family around again. Feels nice!

Well, big day of appts tomorrow... chiro and then CT Scan on my hips, which may or may not give some answers to the knee issues. WHo knows.. all I know is I have to somehow figure out where the damn place is, as Miss Secret on the phone didnt know the address of where she works and therefore couldnt give me exacts. And, wouldnt you know it that the paper the doctor wrote the details on is an old pad, and the 'new' office is not listed. Oh the fun of tomorrow!

I will write tomorrow about our lunch at the French Restaurant.. yummy!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Quack Quack

I dreamt last night of times with my dad. I walked along the sidewalk next to the river and looked at the ducks. When I was a kid, my dad would always 'make the ducks laugh' for me. In reality, he would throw bread and they would go wild for it, honking away and playing and splashing in the water. We always use to say the ducks were laughing.

It always seemed to make my mom, dad, and myself happy. No matter what was really happening at home, how terrible the financial funds were, how angry my parents were at one another, or how stressful life just was... the ducks made us laugh.

I dont see many ducks now where I live. Ducks do not tend to populate near the beach. Im missing some duck laughter.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Slack. Slap Me Silly

Okay, so I have been a bit slack in the blog life lately. I have been so busy.. with life around me. But, here is a snippet of whats been happening..


There were Christmas trays to prepare and send off to Melbourne, and deliver to friends & our fav business’


Then there was the Adopt-A-Family Christmas hamper of food & presents which need to be wrapped and delivered to the drop off spot…



End result:  Here are the presents all wrapped and stuffed inside a giant santa sack!


And here is the food all ready for a wonderful couple to devour!


Then, there were the 100 Christmas cards I needed to send for the organization I volunteer for. I thought it would be such a breeze, told them I would take them home, and print off the saying on my computer, but guess what… my HP printer isnt a fan of the glitter on the front of the cards, so each one had to be hand written. Lucky me huh? Thankfully, the girls at our last meeting helped with addressing the envelopes, stamps, and such… almost done. The rest are being written tomorrow night.

Tonight was dad’s birthday, so that was a celebration of dinner and cake.  Its so nice to eat with the family again. Sometimes when you live alone, you forget how nice it is to be with your family at dinner time. I mean lets face it, Little Miss Monroe doesnt really chat to me.. she just sits on the coffee table or at my feet and begs for food… not really great conversation when your eating.

Aside from that… there were more christmas trays to do… and now, finally done.. just a few more to deliver and I can relax.  And, its my last week of work before the holidays, so I have 8 million things running thru my head of what needs to be done before i sign off for the week. Pressure? What pressure? Actually, I think its going alright… guess I find out next week tho when work is shut and Im sitting in the pool.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Grant lets 4 Paws pay vet bills | Sunshine Coast News | Local News in Sunshine Coast | The Sunshine Coast Daily

Grant lets 4 Paws pay vet bills | Sunshine Coast News | Local News in Sunshine Coast | The Sunshine Coast Daily

This is the organization in which I volunteer my time & skills. Such a worthy cause and so important to help those who can not speak for themselves!

Just had to share the local news!

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Mice Mice Mice

So, my cat loves to play with plastic mice. She whips them up in the air, plays hockey with them, bats them everywhere possible, catch them with her mouse, and even fetches the mouse for you (if your lucky).

She absol loves her mice.

In fact, the mice all start out the same. But, after a few minutes of Little Miss having the mouse, suddenly there is no tail anymore. And, eventually, there is not fur anymore to the body of the mouse. But, no matter what, they all keep their eyes (which is creepy when you find a bitten piece of plastic with furry pink eyes and sometimes the ears still attached.)

Little Miss also like to hide her mice. Her favorite spot for me to retrieve her mice for her WAS the fridge, but now, since we got a new couch it seems to be this is the new collection depot.

I was looking everywhere for mice the other day to play with Little Miss.  Could not find any. So, Little Miss brought me to the couch so that I could get some from her stash.mice

Guess how many we found.

15 mice.. of different colors, different bite marks, different shades.. but one thing in common.. the tails were much shorter than they were once new. 15 in total.

So, I did what any parent did. I took 12 of them, put them in a drawer, and watched my cat pout at a selection of only 3 now available.

So, I think my cat is a pack rat…. get it… of mice… HAHAHA.

Loreal Sublime Bronze

I got an email today saying that I won this….


and to expect in it 3 weeks…

Hooray for me today, I won something! How cool…. I will keep you posted when I get it… if I like it, and so forth!  But for now, Im excited to have won something. Kudos to Loreal!

Monday, November 30, 2009



To me, my ethics are what hold my foundation together. Along with morals, they help me be me. I feel very strongly about my morals & ethics, and I really do not like to compromise on such issues. I firmly believe that without ethics & morals, the foundation of YOU as a person is on shaky ground, and once you take one brick from that foundation, its too easy to crumble.

I was asked today at work to fudge the books… as in, not put certain things in the allocated accounts to which they should go.


Because the person doesnt want to pay taxes on a vehicle they use for personal use.

So, I was approached to dodgy things a bit.

I just cant do things like that. 

For one, I believe in doing my job properly, to the best of my ability, and do my job so that I am proud of how I conduct my tasks.  But, when someone higher than you asks you such a thing, its awkward.

Very awkward.

But, I told the person NO, I would not do it. And that I believe Karma comes back to you. And, if the person feels they are paying in taxes they should not be paying, they should sort something out. But that I was not going to dodgy the books.

I just cant. I wouldn't be able to sleep at night knowing that I have done wrong.

I still feel weird about the situation tho… or maybe I'm just amazed that I was even asked such a thing.

Although, I am glad to know that I have strong ethics & morals, even if others do not. I know that my foundation is solid, and something to be proud of.

Thanksgiving 2009

What a gorgeous day! It was hot as anything outside, reaching into the 40 degrees CELCIUS mark, so our usual eating outside didnt occur… it was much too hot!

After a mad dash of rearranging the tables, seating, and setting up fans, the first ding dong of the doorbell rang just as I plugged in the last fan. Whew.. made it in time!

This year, mom and I did majority of the baking the day before. Our thinking was to be more prepared, and have a more relaxing day with the people we love to share our special day with. 

So, here’s some photos of the day.. I didnt get any of the food.. wonder how that happened? But, I did happen to see a funny face in a butter spotch… can you see it or am I delirious from all the baking?


We had some cute decorations…


IMG_2894 Great decorations sent from a very special aunt in the US… since Australia doesn't celebrate Thanksgiving, decorations are nil to find here.


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and finally… time for a nap….


We loved having our “extended family” to celebrate the day with us. We are ever so thankful for all of you.

Monday, November 23, 2009


I only have 1 thing on my list this year… so, since there is only 1 thing, it should be pretty darn easy for you to get it for me… So, here it is….


And in case its hard to recognize him in such a position… here are a few more photos to help you grab Ryan Kwanten for me…


Or maybe this would help….


Well, that’s all for my list. It ain’t like I’m picky or anything, right?

Friday, November 20, 2009

Diary of a Ladybird

So, you remember my kidney bean burgers right? They were the 'burgers' I had while I was doing the vegetarian thing.. still am I guess, but just not so strict.. Im living out of someone else's home for a bit dog sitting, so its hard when your just trying to put things into practice, and not being in your own home makes the whole learning adjustment process not so easy. Granted, I'm still doing it, but not doing the rice flour and things like that.... all is well.

And the upside, Im dogsitting for the best I mean BEST dog in the world. I know, Im prejudice, but I can be, its my blog.

Anyway, I wanted to let everyone know the site which I got the recipe idea from, but in my quickness to get the ingredients and get to the store and the taste buds drooling, I forgot to look at which site I was on. I read anywhere from 15 to 100 blogs a day... or check in on them rather. And, sometimes, I just click other peoples blogs from another blog and so forth. Well, in my learning about being vegetarian, thats exactly what I was doing.. filling my head with all sorts of info, and totally forgot which site I was on. So, she found me!

You must check out her blog, esp if your a vegetarian.. but other than that she seems pretty rational, loves life, seems normal, and her blog is great to read.

So, click on the title of this post and it should, in theory take you to her site!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

All yours for under $50

including delivery.. to the US. Bargain right? What is it? At first glace I thought it was some sort of new potpourri holder… nope.

(photo from

Its a lip plumper thing! So, like the tube says… JolieLips.. you too can ginormous size lips .. all for under $50! Bargain special! Grab one quick before they are put in the tray labelled “crap that didnt sell and we cant give away”

The BEST thing about this is the description reads, ‘plumping up lips naturally’.

Sorry, naturally?

If I have to attach some sort of douche looking object to my lips (at several times a day as suggested) and pump PUMP PuMP away… I am thinking..Oh so NOT NATURAL~ but it makes me laugh!

Settle Down….

I know I'm going to have some of you upset, but too bad. Its my blog, and today I'm venting.  So I hear that 1 in 6 people in America went 'hungry or had insufficient food at home’ in 2008.  I know, in general terms, thats not a good thing. But here is what amazes me…..there was an increase in the statistics of homes with children. WHAT?  So, let me get this right.. you had a kid, and you didn't do whatever means necessary to feed your kid properly? Look, if your not going to look after them….

crayon box

I know, many people do whatever necessary to feed their children, provide clothes for them, shelter them… all that jazz. Which leads me to the next point: I am wondering what definition they are giving to insufficient amounts of food, or inadequate food. Really, I see many people lining up at the local Micky D’s for dinner around 6ish and you can not NOT convince me that the establishment or your poor choice of dinner ideas is adequate in the food chain table to give your kids a healthy meal. I am not swaying on it. That could be a treat, but by no means should you be thinking that is a healthy adequate meal. So, maybe that's what they stuck in the 1 in 6 statistic.. all those parents providing fast food processed foods for their kids or themselves? Probably not, but I am wishing they would have.

Or, have we become such a greedy society (remember, I'm American, so really its okay for me to talk about my society in this way, before you go all Annie Oakley on my rant) although I believe it goes for my current country of Australia too.. ah back to my point.. have we become so greedy that we want EVERYTHING and if we don't get everything we have to create a statistic to make ourselves feel better?

I know, many people are without jobs. Here, there, everywhere. Lets face it, I'm tired of all this whinging about the unemployment rate.. has anybody noticed that SHITLOADS of countries have had high unemployment rates for many many MANY years, and did we care about them? Many of them, no. We sent them rice, or gave them sanctions, and when we felt as a country they weren't abiding by our rules, we pulled the sanctions and let them suffer, more. However, on the other side of the token.. I was involved in a conversation the other day where a person was in need of a job to help their income. They, as a family felt they could no longer survive on one income, so the person who shall remain nameless went out to get a job.  Person received a phone call and was asked to come in for interview. Person set up a time and asked if they could bring the kids.   NO! Then person began to say that the hours they could work would be…. and the days would be… and the … so on and so forth. And then stated that they are a parent, and their kids come first.

And, I thought you were getting a job to help your kids.. ya know, feed them, dress them, educate them, integrate them into a proper society. Guess not.

Or the story I heard yesterday about the mother who tells me she can not get a job because her job is to take the kids to school. Just before 9 am and just after 3 pm. I told her she should try for a part time job. (Keep in mind the sob story of 20 minutes that she has no money on their $50 K income, discounted medical, 2 cars, etc). She told me that her JOB IS TO LOOK AFTER THE KIDS. Am I missing something? You just said your kids were in school from 9-3? But she feels her job is to take them to school and pick them up.

Thank you lady for doing SUCH A SERVICE TO YOUR KIDS and making them better humans, preparing them for the real world, when you cant get a grip on reality.

My mom was  a single mom, my dad paid ZERO dollars child support, she had a full time job, and a few part time jobs. I saw her heaps when I was a kid.. I grew up to be an asset to society, creating a greater place in this world, with morals & ethics, giving to others, etc. You name it, life was difficult, we didnt have meat & potatoes every night, but I also dont remember starving. We might have went to the neighbors and had a potluck from their fridge & ours.. we got by. The best we knew we had too. You didn't second guess things. You just Did Things. Then again, my mom worked her tush off to provide what she could. And those were the days when as a professional nurse she was making squat per hour. We lived with roommates to make rent cheaper for us. We didn't have our own home to ourselves. But, I had a great life as a kid.. wouldnt change it.

I guess what I'm saying is, it amazes me the amount that people want to bitch about what they don't have, but wont get off their ass to provide just a bit more.  Remember in the days before our parents, where people tended the land, all day, and hoped the weather would provide them with enough for the crops to grow, there was no medical ‘free’, there was no safe houses, food stamps, shelters… and still, everyone got by. People helped each other out. Yet, you knew you had to stand on your own 2 feet as much as possible, cuz you had to at least prove that you were trying.

If you don't try to help yourself, why should someone else?

I am not saying that you should not try to raise your children right, that you should never spend any time with your kids… or any of that. So, dont even write that shit, cuz I wont approve your comment if you do anyway. I am just saying, that we need to help each other out, together, but first you have to try to help yourself a bit too… who knows, you might even enjoy life a bit more.

But really, 1 in 6? Thats shocking. But what is everyone doing to help themselves?

Monday, November 16, 2009

Being In Heaven

So, I went to see this movie on the weekend. It was interesting, and had some very thought provoking ideas within it. Its more of a self help movie.. .but its all the things that self helpers who read and study the topic already know, but its put into terms you can understand. It also uses the medium of the movie to help present its story in such a way that you really feel like its sinking in.

Its like a conversation with the author and you. And you can put yourself at the table and utilize these skills & lessons in a real life fashion.

Interesting.. and thought provoking. If your into self help and changing your world, its your type of movie.. otherwise, I would stay clear of it, it will be lost on you.

Here is a synopsis of the movie from my local art house cinema:

A 90 minute feature film by Michael Domeyko Rowland

A captivating journey of revelation and awakening that provides answers to our search for meaning, freedom and personal happiness.

In a single moment, your life can change forever. Young and successful, Jason Masterman (Daniel Whyte) loses everything, before an encounter with a mysterious man (Michael Domeyko Rowland) who reveals ancient truths about the path to complete fulfilment. He discovers how to gain real power over his life.

Jason is an Australian, working in New York, who loses all his money in the stock market crash during the global financial crisis. He is thrown out of his apartment, loses his job and returns to Sydney, where he gains part-time employment writing articles for a friend's magazine.

He is sent to an unusual restaurant, where he interviews a writer who specialises in uplifting people’s lives. As if awakened from a dream, Jason undergoes a transformation that will surprise and inspire you, and show you that moving forward, and even radically changing one's life, is possible for anyone who learns the way.

'Being in Heaven' is a story that unlocks many secrets about how you can access the higher potentials you have within you, as well as the actual methods of experiencing real and true success in all areas of your life. All this is wrapped in a film drama which you will think about many times once you have left the cinema.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Had any beans lately?

So we know that I am doing this vegetarian thing for awhile. Im enjoying watching and feeling my body react to different foods, and all that jazz.

In saying that, I DIDNT enjoy my body reacting to the burger I had last friday (I made it almost a whole week on ONLY vegetarian foods) but went out to eat, and couldnt help myself.   Interestingly enough, it wasnt that great of a taste eating my burger, the best thing about it was the pineapple slice they added on the burger. And I felt like a brick house for the rest of the night. FULL AS ANYTHING. and not that comfy full either.

But, to turn the whole experience into somewhat of a ‘oh well, lets make a lesson out of this’ I guess my body was reacting fine to the vegetarian way, and I might have shocked it when putting meat into it. I also took it to mean that my body was getting enough nutrients in what I was eating for the week without all the meats & by-products etc.

So… I tried a new recipe last night. Kidney bean ‘burgers’. They were nummy! Loved them! Although it was a bit difficult getting them to stick together really well in the form of a pattie, but it worked.



I added some pineapple slices, lettuce, capsicum.. you name it.. tasted great! Oh, and before you condemn me, its soya butter so back off!

Anyway, I loved my kidney bean ‘burgers’. Let me know if you want the details of ingredients… super simple and I reckon super tasty on the grill!

Monday, November 09, 2009


Okay, wrong currency.. but deal with it

Lots of hundred dollar bank notes

So there was nasty flooding in another state south of where I live. People were isolated, and just this weekend, they declared it a disaster area.

Today, the Community Services Minister announces that anyone who is affected by this flooding can apply for a one-off payment to help them.

Sounds great? In theory it is. But lets look at this: if there is a flood, your car might need repair, your house might need some touching up due to water leaks, your personal items might be destroyed, theres a shortage of food due to accessibility. The stories are endless, and we could go on and on and on.

So… the government is offering to hand over $1000 bucks for adults and $400 bucks for EACH kid. Yep, you heard right.

So, as person living alone I would only receive $1000 to help me get back on my feet. BUT, if I had kids, and a partner (which no doubt would increase my normal living funds anyway) I would be eligible for more money.


I do find it interesting that if my house and my neighbors house are affected, me as a single person would only get $1000 towards the possible fixing of my house due to flooding, while my neighbor with a live-in partner and a kid (which is smaller than the ‘average’ family remember) would receive $2400.  What?

I think, personally, this should go on per residence rather than per person or child. For example, each residential place of living would receive $1000.  This way, everyone gets the same.  Tell me how its more justified that a larger family gets more emergency money than a single mother or a single person, or an elderly person? Everyone is in the same amount of water…. so why different payments?

I just can not justify in my head why the government is handling the situation as such. But then, do we understand most things that occur as an aftermath of tragedy? No.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Poolish or Foolish?

So I spent some time yesterday in our pool in the complex. I spent enough time to have a lovely shade of sunburn which needs to be tended to today. Its not that bad, but certainly wont be wearing any red clothing for the next few days!

The girlz and I were hanging by the pool, chatting, laughing...etc. We were not alone in our community pool, and we saw a few things that were interesting to observe. Mind you, its a community pool...

-lady with her baby in nappies/diapers yet and she decides to throw the dirty nappy in the rubbish bin which is located under the BBQ grilling area. Lets just say, the regular bins for all rubbish is about a 20 second walk, but apparently thats not on her task list.

So, we wander over there to empty the bins, because who wants to smell smelly poo... and while making a yummy lunch, the last thing you want to see is a dirty nappy...

- the man playing with his kids and splashing everywhere and anyone near the pool. Yet, when he decides to go read his book, he makes a scene when a kid comes near and splashes a bit of water near him

-the person doing laps who straps the creepy crawly under a lounge chair so as to not disturb her lap session. She then leaves the pool, without replacing the creepy crawly and states, "the pool really needs to be cleaned"

hello einstein! Your the one who took out the tool which cleans the pool and didnt replace it.. guessing you were the same idiot who did it yesterday too..?

So, not really a big deal you might say, but its interesting to note the behavior of others in a community pool. I found it interesting how they wanted to do their own thing, have little respect for others in the pool, and then just walk away from it when they were done.

Now, I dont know about you, but my mom taught me that if you move something or whatever, you put it back in its place before you leave, as a courtesy for the next person who might want to use it. Obviously, these people dont live by that rule. And, they are not going to teach their children to do that either.

If its your OWN EXCLUSIVE pool, leave it how you wish.. but if its a COMMUNITY pool, leave it nice for the next people coming along wanting to spend time with thier kids, families, and friends who want to enjoy the same rights as you.

Oh, and Im not even going to get started on the family that doesnt think their kids need to be in swimwear or little swimmers... .thats a whole other bitch session waiting to happen.

Common courtesy of others is apparently not so common.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Tuesday Tidbits

So, Tuesday seems to be my favorite night of the week. Why? TRUE BLOOD is on .. and that means a few of us get together and watch… its so quiet in the house you could hear a pin drop! That is, until something massive happens and then you might hear words like: “WHAT?”  “Oh no he didnt” “Who is that” “Oh my.. did you see that”


Of course last week, my line was, “So, is Jason coming back?” Im dying to see tonight to see if my gorgeous man body of meat is returning.

Speaking of meat.. I have been doing a vegan free thing the last few days. Loving it!  I have had some great help from a fantastic source of knowledge.. go check out her blog… its too delish to not check in on!

The Gluttonous Vegan Loves You

Anyway, shes been most helpful in things, ideas, recipes, and offering her email if needed. So far, I have made the key lime pie, sweet potato soup, the beans.. and I have loved every bit of them! Im trying out different veggie burgers too.. finding out which ones I prefer over a different brand. I am finding tho that I am less hungry throughout the day.  Mind you, Im not doing this to lose weight, I am doing this as going vegan is something I have thought of for a long time. But its all so confusing, and so, Im giving it a go, and seeing how I feel. I can tell you Im sleeping better at night, my “insides” are working better, my body is less achy, and overall my body feels better nourished! Hooray!

But, I do have a sinus thing at the moment, so thats a bit of a bummer… damn pollen. I know, the bees and the birds and yadda yadda all need it, but damnit, I dont. want. it. anymore. Enough.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Citrus? No.. Citrus. NO …CITRUS

Oh my goodness!

Pineapple Slices

I can not get enough of pineapple lately. And,where I live, is THE place for pineapples! I keep buying these gorgeous smelling, delish looking, and cheap pineapples! Im eating a whole pineapple a day.

Citrus? That shit is burning in my mouth. I had some more pineapple today, and I really should give a few days break, but its just too good. But, I think Im getting a citrus sore (is there such a thing.. must be.. but whats it real name.. aside from Damn THAT hurts!). Anyway, I digress, the ‘citrus sore’ on my right side of my mouth, now seems to have one on the left side..and just for good sympathy measure, i think this mornings breakfast of pineapple has somehow managed to create a possible sore on my tongue.

Damn citrus…. but its just so good! And, what do you think it means when your CRAVING pineapple? And no, NO NO NO, Im not pregnant.. Jesus has not come to save you all today… cuz that my lovelies would be the only way this shit is pregnant! So, go settle, and eat some pineapple!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

I will be watching

Will you? I have tickets… Im not really a MJ fan, but I will admit, he is one talented artist.


So, what does a music lover do? They get tickets and watch the magic. Apparently in the 12 minute preview they showed to the media, its amazing… so if nothing else I know that 12 minutes of my day will be good. Oh, and theres the popcorn too. Nah, just kidding. I am looking forward to seeing this masterpiece of music media!

Anybody else going to see it?

Who wins the title: Scariest?

If it were up to me, Octomom certainly wins the scariest looking thing in this photo below..


Oh wait, they tell me shes not dressed in costume. Huh… and here I was thinking she was early for Halloween all this time with that head that looks like a Frieghtliner just went spasctic on the road, straight towards that head, and tried to do some magick! 

Really? Shes not in costume? Cuz shes is one scary mo’fo!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Just over $800 bucks raised!


Notice the dog with the rat… she tells me that he watches over the rats (her pets as well). At the moment she has over 20 rats, and the dog looks after them as they were his own. The rat actually sat on the back of the dog and the two looked happy as anything!DSCF1842


There was a Pet Expo this weekend, and the non-profit organization I volunteer with was having a stall there.  We were to raise donations for much needed causes! We raised just over $800 dollars thru raffles, sales of dog biscuits & cookbooks, Polo shirts, pencil sharpeners, pens.. it all kept us busy! I was on the morning crew, along with my trusty mother, who was busy as running the show when needed. She can do a great upsell on things! It was wonderful being able to spend time with mom and yet being able to raise money for de-sexing, re-homing, and providing care for dogs & cats!

Hooray to everyone involved! and the Bondi Vet… never made it his way, but I hear he was gorgeous and tall! Very tall!  And to the beautiful people who helped us on the day with purchases and donations, or dropping off their names & numbers so they could help in all sorts of ways: YOU PEOPLE ARE SUPERSTARS! Kudos to you :)

And to my fellow volunteers, thank you thank you thank you for the wonderful job you did! I was proud to be a volunteer for 4 Paws Animal Rescue along side of the others.

Ack… the torture

They sell this in Texas, apparently. And, probably everywhere else in the states. So.. why did I have to move from a country where this is available? Oh my goodness the torture! I love LOVE LOVE Dr.Pepper. AND I  love LOVE LOVE beef jerky. 


And finally, the two have finally mated! My mouth is watering just imagining what it must taste like!

Old Buddy

We had a fantastic day yesterday at the Pet Expo! I will write more about it tonight, and include  some photos as well.

We went for lunch afterwards, and stopped in at our normal lunch place. However, today we ate outside in the back area (when I rush here during the week, its usually take-away).  Sometimes, the back area can be very busy on the weekends and our little friend doesnt show his face. BUT what a fantastic surprise to see him out in full view for us to admire today! He is getting quite big!  



And isnt he just gorgeous!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Celebrity Sighting

I will be meeting this man on sunday, at an event I am volunteering at…. I know he has a tv show called Bondi Vet ( Bondi is a famous beach in Sydney)… and all the girls think he is a hottie.


Me? I dont even know his name… which I will have to google before Sunday, because all those I dont think this photo seems to be ooh la la material, and its not really my type.. I still dont want to offend him by not knowing his name when he comes up to me and offers me a gigantic hug and tells me how gorgeous I am… right?