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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Work rambling


I have been venting a little at work... here are my stories *laughs* (I have been watching a lot of Law and Order lately)

July 27th:
I went for lunch in the shopping centre next to my building today. Yummy sushi!
I love the blue-tooth-phenomenon. A guy is leaning towards a table and unfortunately his lunch was in a shape and colour remarkably similar to a hamster standing on his back legs. Not only is his lunch a hamster but he is having a really animated conversation with it. From where I was standing I swear it was a Dr Doolittle moment come to life. As I got closer the hamster morphed back into lunch where it should have been to start with and the guy was not crazy (despite first impressions) but talking to his blue tooth. I guess I felt a little let down. Why can't I meet someone who can talk to animals? I would settle for someone who can talk to lunch, honestly.
Ah ha… it is almost 5.30pm. That means that I am going home in half an hour YAY!

July 28th:
I rode my bike to work today - is 'rode' a word? Try it this way --> I came to work today on my bicycle… Better? Sorry, I digress... I have a really nice run into work, along the bike track on the Yarra river all the way so no scary cars or trucks. Serenity! *laughs* hard work though because of the hills. B@rstards stole the milk so I had to go hunt for some on the other floors and now I don't have time to drink my coffee. I think I will go and buy a proper one on my break. In the meantime my customers are annoying me today. I am so close to just hanging up and marching down to buy a pack of cigarettes. I will smoke every one of them until I am too sick to come back. I am going to buy food for lunch because I deserve it. No protein shake for me!
Ok I have had half an hour break now and I have to say I feel a lot better. I can't wait till home time! There is a movie called Clock Watchers. I remember hiring it from the video store (back when they were still videos) with my friend because it looked interesting. It wasn't. I don't really know what the story line was… or even if there was a story line. All I remember is it is about office workers who spend the whole day watching the clock, waiting for 5 o'clock so that they can go home. I don't think we ever finished the movie because it was so boring. There was a mildly amusing clerk with a giant ball of rubber bands and I think that he was the highlight of the film. How depressing… Realism at the expense of cinema where this film was concerned. Sorry if anyone reading this liked the movie… it was rubbish and I think you are nuts but each to his own... Right? The point is that I never wanted that for my own life and now I am that boring!!!! Sucks. I have put blue tack over the little clock in the bottom of my screen so that I can't see it.

July 29th:

Bored..... bored.... soooooooo bored

July 30th:

Bored.... Still bored.... Mum reminded me that I am getting paid to be bored and as such I will make an effort for the last 20 mins.
Wooohooo I got a complainer.... they make time fly! Going home now :) Darian and I are going out for dinner.

July 31st:

All I have to say is: RDO's are the best days ever especially when they are given on a Friday! Wooooooot! 3 day weekend :)


George Michael|Happy Coffee|Blues and Jazz|TMNT|Nandos|Dolly workin' 9 to 5

Saturday, July 25, 2009

50th Post

Some people are designed for early starts (the girl in the adjacent cubicle for example started at 7am but had been at work since 6am because it was… and I quote "So great! I love it!"). I am not one of those people. So here I sit in my cubicle farm with a cup of coffee and a chocolate muffin. Sorry Darian I know it is against our diet but it had to be done! And it was awesome! Speaking of diet… I watched a new reality TV show the other night called Dance your Ass Off. Random observation: "Reality TV" is an oxymoron kind of like "Fun Cancer". If you have ever seen the TV series Becker with Ted Danson he says that "Reality TV is the worlds petrie dish where we grow our idiots" and this program is no exception. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed it but it was rediculous. I would recommend it for it's lava-lamp qualities (sorry about the abstract Simpson's reference).
It is lunch time now and I have to say I am feeling better than I did this morning. Not having much luck on the sales front but at least I don't feel like curling up under my desk with my doona pretending the world isn't here. Possible reasons for this change of heart: Copius amount of coffee consumed... proximity to home time… the fact that Darian is at home waiting for me?
All good!
I received the following email from Darian's sister and I wanted to share:

BEFORE THE "F" WORD
The exchange between Churchill & Lady Astor: She said, "If you were my husband I'd give you poison," and he said, "If you were my wife, I'd drink it."

A member of Parliament to Disraeli: "Sir, you will either die on the gallows or of some unspeakable disease." "That depends, Sir," said Disraeli, "on whether I embrace your policies or your mistress."

"He had delusions of adequacy." - Walter Kerr

"He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire." - Winston Churchill

"A modest little person, with much to be modest about." - Winston Churchill

"I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure." Clarence Darrow

"He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary." - William Faulkner (about Ernest Hemingway).

"Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words?" - Ernest Hemingway (about William Faulkner)

"Thank you for sending me a copy of your book; I'll waste no time reading it." - Moses Hadas

"He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I know." - Abraham Lincoln

"I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it." - Mark Twain

"He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends." -Oscar Wilde

"I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend.... if you have one." - George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill

"Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second... if there is one." - Winston Churchill, in response.

"I feel so miserable without you; it's almost like having you here." - Stephen Bishop

"He is a self-made man and worships his creator." - John Bright

"He is not only dull himself, he is the cause of dullness in others." - Samuel Johnson

"There's nothing wrong with you that reincarnation won't cure." Jack E. Leonard

"He has the attention span of a lightning bolt." - Robert Redford

"In order to avoid being called a flirt, she always yielded easily." - Charles, Count Talleyrand

"Why do you sit there looking like an envelope without any address on it?" - Mark Twain

"His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork." -Mae West

"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go." - Oscar Wilde

"He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts.. . for support rather than illumination. " - Andrew Lang (1844-1912)

"He has Van Gogh's ear for music." - Billy Wilder

"I've had a perfectly wonderful evening but this wasn't it." -Groucho Marx


Xox Love to all.

Call control|Chocolate muffin|Viva Pinata|Missed point|Controversial Wrap|Red Underline!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Hello Kitty?

I have a scary Hello Kitty poster staring at me from the shop across the aisle from where I am sitting. I am studying my Database Admin course at the moment. I have my feet on a chair and a giant coffee on the table. Could life get any better than this? The answer is yes... If only I could do this all day every day!

"Charge your glasses to no work and all play!!!!"

xox Hope you are all well.

Hello Kitty|Supposed to be studying|National Geographic|DB Roles|Rude people|Wake up late

Saturday, July 18, 2009

ROCK BAND!

“Are you sure we have the right place?” I looked at the printed receipt in my hand. “Yes, I think so, it says Trades Hall doesn't it? This is Trades Hall” Darian frowned and pulled his mobile phone out of his pocket. After a brief conversation to the event organisers we were directed back the way we had come staring at the big front doors of the Trades Hall. Upon closer inspection a door tucked away behind some large pillars lead us up a few flights of stairs and into a room with high ceilings and a small stage. Rows of chairs were set up in front of the stage and around 20 or 30 people were wandering around finding themselves seats. I saw the bar out of the corner of my eye and headed towards it. Darian caught my arm and steered me towards the chairs. “Do you want to sit at the front?”
'What I really want is a drink' I thought but decided to focus instead on finding a seat, plenty of time for booze later... “I don't really mind where we sit” After a bit of back and forth about where to sit, I found myself staring at the little stage in the very front row waiting for Darian to bring the drinks (see? Worked out for the best in the end).
As I mentioned I was staring at the stage, not really knowing what to expect, the tickets were cheap and it was a last minuet decision by Darian so we basically just rocked up. People behind me were saying “It is supposed to be the best rock band in the whole world...”. 'Is it?' I thought staring at the drum with the pink dots all over it. Staring at the stage there was something not quite right. Darian arrived with two glasses of white wine for me and two beers for him “The bar closes when the concert starts”. We looked around the room at all the people... arty people, probably vegans, lots of scarves, berets and boys with long hair. So far there wasn't much to indicate a rock concert. Never make assumptions, but the hall didn't look like it could support a rock concert anyway. Darian pointed out the tiny guitars propped up against the back wall and suddenly it became clear exactly what was strange about the stage. The drum kit was about half size and the guitars were made for kids (training guitars). Are they serious? Darian had mentioned that it might be a comedy but at this stage the door was wide open, it could be anything.


I hope I set the scene well enough. The name of the band is: "Die Roten Punkte" and they were hillarious. Darian got in trouble from Astrid (the female singer/drummer) for checking his phone (so sitting in the front row maybe not the best decision after all) which was funny. Overall great night. I would definately recommend if they are in your area to check them out.

Other than that, not a lot going on at all. I hope everyone out in blog land is going along ok!

xox Love Jane

Hunny Ryder|Fireman pants|Work *frown*|Low Fat Chips|New Bicycle|Rasberry Beret

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Don't Wear Fur

It is rare for something online to shock me as much as this website has. I read a lot of terrible stories and I have a borderline sick fascination with clicking on links that say "Do not click here unless you have a strong stomach". I think I have a strong stomach but this reduced me to tears! I cannot believe how cruel human beings can be! Please do not click on the link if you are at all squeamish. I mean that seriously because it is horrific, in fact don't click if you have a soul. The true message is DON'T WEAR FUR! There are plenty of fabrics which look better and don't cause any pain at all. I take that back... the real message is: Don't be a jerk. How does someone justify this to themselves, its not wearing fur that is the problem but people like that who are completely indifferent to the suffering of these creatures.


I am sorry to bring this sort of negativity to my page but I don't know what else to do. There has to be a way to stop this from happening! With only 10 minuets of research I have found an absolute bucket load of information on this issue. This one mirrors my opinion on the matter very closely.

Before today, I didn't know what a Raccoon Dog was but now I am going to make it my life mission to rescue one! I mean look at these things!



Please Darian? Can I please have a raccoon dog?

Saturday, July 4, 2009

The art exhibition



Good afternoon!

It's only 4:30 but feels a lot later. It is cold in here so I have had to drink my coffee at break neck speed in order to prevent it from going cold. I have only had marginal success.

We went to see Dali on Saturday! It was phenomenal! I really enjoyed the exhibition. There were a few paintings that I have seen online and in books. It was weird that they were so close I could have touched them if the security guards weren't standing right there. We had to que for most paintings because there were so many people but it meant that we had time to listen to the audio tour. Very interesting character! I think that was the point but I can appreciate what he was trying to do.

Please check this out, it is called Destino and it is a collaboration of Dali and Walt Disney. It wasn't completed until recently but it is so beautiful! I am looking to buy it but as yet can't find it so if anyone has any ideas leave me a comment?


How funny, I think I am going to be a surrealist now! Same thing happened when I saw Warhol, I was dead set going to be a Pop Artist. Oh and there is an ice skating rink in our local shopping centre at the moment. I know what you are thinking: I know it's cold in Melbourne but it isn't that cold... So I took a photo to prove it!




Told you so!

I feel a little silly right now. There is an add for cranberry juice on TV. There are two people standing in a river with heaps of cranberries floating on the water. I keep watching it thinking "Why are they in the water?" I thought maybe it was just being cute or interesting or maybe even ironic. It isn't! Apparently this is how you harvest cranberries! I didn't even know. I have added this You-Tube video to show you what I mean but I have only seen the first two or three seconds so don't feel obligated to see the whole thing:



Ok guys, That's enough for now!

Have a great night, I hope you all had a brilliant weekend.

xox Love to all!

Salvador Dali|Uncertain Horizons|Footy - Yawn|Directionless|Career Trapped|Darian Sleeping (with Cat)- Aww!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Worst Day Ever

I am really annoyed after a less than spectacular day at work. Anyway in the interests of not bringing everyone down with me I will pursue other topics.

I have heard a weird question asked twice today, first by someone at work and then after work a homeless person on the tram: "Do you know the exact time of your birth?" Not exactly a normal question and for that matter not a normal way of saying it. Such a strange coincidence that I thought I should note it in some way. Maybe I need to find out the answer?

These made me smile:


So hopefully tomorrow will be better. It is Friday after all!

Cranky with boss|kitty cuddles|Darian cuddles|Healthy walk home|New motivation|Weekend here I come!!!!!!!!!

Love to all

Jane

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