Monday, 18 February 2008

o week

just when I want to go home, I can hear the chanting, yelling and singing of a group of first year students undoubtedly doing some kind of initiation thing start-up. ugh, that the last thing I want to do right now is deal with a group of 18 year old in nappies or whatever stupid thing they make them do these days. Argh, working at Uni is sooo much better when there's no students around.

Friday, 15 February 2008


wednesday was intended to be something of an occasion, and it didn't disappoint. It began and ended with apologies, both somewhat emotional. The first one being hugely significant and I must say the first time in a long time I felt proud of my government and that what was being done by those that claim to represent us, was actually more or less representative of my views, since I'm sorry too. The second ones were more of the kind that happen following over-consumption of alcohol, when silliness prevails. but it was very good alcohol.

Monday, 11 February 2008

lesson learnt

baking soda should not be substituted for baking powder. This is especially true when you 're already substituting plain flour and baking powder for self-raising flour and you're not sure how much baking powder goes with each cup of flour since this is normally written on the pack of the baking powder which you've run out if.


I've decided to jump on board the 101 in 1001 bandwagon. A friend of mine blogged about her list
and it seemed like an interesting idea so I thought I'd give it a go. As far as I understand some kiwi guy came up with the idea: you write a list of 101 things you'd like to get done in the next 1001 days. The tasks should be specific, measurable and achievable and something that takes a bit of effort. My list is a mixture of stuff that would be fun to do and stuff I've been meaning to do for ages. I'm normally a bit loathe to join in whatever fad everyone else is into but I kinda like lists, especially the sense of achievement that comes with crossing stuff off, and this might help me get some cool things done with hopefully some feedback. I just wasted the majority of the (supposed work) day coming up with my list and posting it. Now that its out there I have to admit I'm kinda nervous that a) the list is a bit crap b) I wont manage to achieve it all in time. Anyway, the link to it is at the right

Thursday, 7 February 2008

summer conundrum

I love summer, I really do, despite the certain amount of difficulties a pale skinned girl with apparently very tasty blood like me has to face. Suburn and 100's of sandfly bites are are a very unpleasant and ugly combination I can tell you. However, I just cant seem to overcome the problem of summer footwear. A pair of groovy looking shoes that dont start to emit an objectionable funk after a few hours of humid Brisbane weather, dont cause my poor feet to blister and bleed and can be walked around in, is that really too much to ask? I've taken to wearing my rubber thongs everywhere. This being Queensland that's perfectly acceptable most of the time, but, well, its not exactly elegant or even grown-up and wont get you into the casino (for example). The shoe shops seem to offer nothing that fits that isnt sparkly and sequiny very reminiscent of my childhood pretty-in-pink Barbie or made of stuff that just screams fungus. Its almost enough to make me long for cooler months when socks and shoes are comfortable again.