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Friday, May 29, 2009

Cube Project

I am really cranky with my html skills at the moment. I need to do some work on trying to get my Cube Project photos in a slide show of their own. Instead I keep sending them to my "Random Photo's" window. At least you can see them there though.

I am just uploading the photos to another program so I will see if that works. It's a bit scary how many times I have "Signed Up" in my life. "Sign up now for FREE! It's easy... just follow these three easy steps!" *laughs* reminds me of Danos Direct (it has been so long since I watched late night TV I don't even know if it is still Danos Direct! Surely it is, hadn't changed for 10 years since I watched it last so I think I am safe). "Just 3 easy payments of $99.99. Call in the next ten minuets and we will give you one of these completely useless gifts for FREE!"

I act high and mighty but if I had my own credit card when I first moved out of home I would have 2 complete sets of knives which cut through boots. Not that I would have been able to afford the boots in order to put the claim to the test. I wonder if that is what they were counting on?

I had the day off today. Lucky because I have an exam on Wednesday next week and I needed to brush up on what I am going to be tested on. I played Viva Pinata and watched TV instead but I definitely intended to do something constructive today. *laughs* That isn't entirely true, I got through all of the slides. I think I will be ok for the exam... a little worried about remembering formulas. I will see how I go. So far this semester I have blindly meandered through this subject. I don't think I understood any of the concepts so far (dodgy I know)! But I am sitting on a very average C at the moment so as long as I don't bomb out in the exam I won't have to do the subject again. (Even if I do I am tempted to write to the uni and request special consideration seeing as my brain is threatening to walk out on me if it sees another demand or supply curve... Seriously!)

I think I am beginning to develop a drinking problem! The problem is: small body, large number of friends and family as well as social obligation to have "just a couple of drinks" with them when they come to visit (or when I finish work, have spare time or have a weekend). The result? Semi-alcoholism. Darian's sister is here this evening and my cousin was here a couple of days ago both of which are perfectly reasonable excuses to have a "couple" of drinks. Add to that the fact that I had a new team to crack into (which means drinks after work), my Melbourne friends require friend maintenance (ie. dinner and coffee etc.) and then there are the little victories that come with being alive such as finishing an assignment, finishing training, my first day on the phones, my first weekend after being on the phones, almost finishing an assignment (study break). As you can see, the list could go on forever and for the last two months it has! I sound like I am complaining, I am not really. I am just glad that since I moved here to Melbourne I have found a really good circle of people. Still there is a little pang of homesickness. Lucky I am going drinking tonight! (just joking!)

Ok there appears to be a situation with my upload so I will maybe have to do this another night. In the meantime the 'Cube Project' photos are flicking through the slide show on the right so feel free to have a look if you are interested. I will have to put up a background story for it when it has it's own slide show.

xox Love to all




Saturday, May 16, 2009

Coffee shop ramblings

I am sitting at a coffee shop at the moment waiting while Darian gets his hair cut. I am so glad I don't have to worry about my hair growing too long... not growing fast enough maybe but certainly not too long. They are playing Empire of the Sun which I like for no other reason other than that it is so chilled out and pleasant. I think I will buy the album *laughs* it can replace my Moby CD which is... I think ... from 1999!

My GMF (that is Glamour Melbourne Friend) and I went for dinner at another girlfriend's place. Frozen pizza is great! I think it is my turn to host dinner but I really enjoyed it! How funny are four girls with two bottles of red wine? (Sorry about the grammar there, in order to understand why that is a rediculous question I will allow Adam Hills to explain p.s. he should have won the Logie *giggles*)

I am working on a photographic project called "The Cube Project". It has been fun so far but unfortunately I don't bring my proper camera with me everywhere so alot of the photos are shitty resolution of my phone camera. Still, I hope to release the first photos soon :)

What else have I been up to?? Oooh right I completely forgot... I have been taking phone calls by myself! After 6 weeks of training I am now on call centre floor answering billing enquiries and trying to sell phone plans and handsets and stuff. It has been ok so far although I did have someone hang up on me because he was so disgusted with my complete and total incompetence *laughs*. I did better on the next call though. It is all part of the process right?

My laptop batteries are almost dry so I will bid you all adue (I know I made up a word)

xox Love to all!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Fun Friends and Fashion

I don't really know what to say today but it has been so long since I updated that I feel compelled to say something. I used to blog at work but now I don't have access to the internet so I just haven't had the time or motivation to blog after work.

Winter is starting to settle into Melbourne. You can tell because my anti social cat who cannot stand to be near me during any normal season is now sucking up to me and sitting on my lap because it is warm. Our apartment is good but it is still kind of cold in the mornings. Speaking of which our bed sprung a leak (again) last night so we had to sleep on the couch. I love our couch, it is cushy and classy and has a stretch out bed. *laughs* I just re-read the last couple of sentences. I made it sound like our normal bed is a water bed. Sorry for the confusion, we have an air bed... it was about $60 and I love it so much we just haven't got a real bed and I am waiting until it is completely un-serviceable before I will be willing to give it up. Shouldn't be too far away, those things are not made for extended use!

I have a new laptop. It is a mini netbook thingy. I am so happy with it but all it has done so far is download microeconomics lectures. Poor thing must think I am terribly boring. I guess I have been! Well that's not entirely true. My Melbourne friends and I have spent a lot of time drinking and eating lately. Poor Darian has been home as I stumble in the door four weekends in a row (and one week day). Yeah so much for being all grown up *laughs*. It is just for the moment while I have a new group at work. As soon as training is over, we will have different shifts and probably won't go out every weekend. Here is hoping anyway because my poor body cannot continue at this pace. Not to mention the boozalaries (that is calories from booze which are worse than those from food due to the complete lack of nutritional value).

While on the topic of going out and having fun in Melbourne. I went to an Ethiopian restaurant with my Glamour Melbourne Friend (who as of this moment is called Gmf for the sake of her anonymity). She has the best places to go for eating (and drinking for that matter). I haven't had Ethiopian food before. If you are inappropriate like me you will know what I thought when she first made the suggestion (if not then you don't want to know... trust me!). Still despite expectations it was amazing. I was so full when I walked out of that place! (*giggles* see there is a hint!)

Guys I hate to love and leave you all but I am going to get back to it.
xox Catch you all soon!

Jane

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