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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Xmas shopping

More like window shopping for me because I spent all my money this month on my insurance excess, stupid cab! Miss V and I are at Chadstone Shopping centre shopping up a storm. My favorite place so far was Toys 'R Us!


I was considering some new wheels. The convertible may be more my speed?


How about this kids? You can eat your favorite foods... They taste a bit like play-doh though.


And what does this remind you of?


That's right! Croissant and waffles naturally (and pink pizza?)


My personal favorite is the suggestively placed ponies. "Why are the little horses trying to kill each other mummy?"
"Well Jimmy, when a mummy and daddy horse love each other very much...."



And last but not least the Christmas tree of horse heads... Very Godfather if you ask me :)

Love to all
Xox
Jane

What to do with the nog of egg?

5 litres of Eggnog ... What do I do with it? The milk expires on the 23rd so only one day to drink it. Not sure about this at all!!!


Love to all
Xox
Jane

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas Bake Off

"If you could peer far enough into the night sky, you'd see a star in any direction you looked. When would you sleep?"


Random question indeed (if you go to edit your profile in Blogger it has a random question... that was the one for today and I don't get it). Oh actually... I do get it but its dumb. The sun is the only important star for sleep patterns right? And even then the answer is still whenever I want. Speaking of sleep patterns, I have been doing the early wake up thing again this week. It's starting to bother me especially considering I am still sleepy! Still I am getting a lot done during the day. I had breakfast with another friend this morning and seeing as I am trying to catch up with most of my friends before Christmas, that counts as another one off the list.

Miss V and I are having a Christmas bake off tonight. We are going to attempt to make eggnog. I don't even think that I like eggnog but making it is a skill that I would like to aquire? What have I got to loose except for some taste buds? There is a website dedicated to Eggnog! I am bypassing the boring non alcoholic ones but the rest look so gross! The "traditional eggnog" recipe says to add brandy and burbon... Yuck. I will let you know what it is like.



So funny that this video has 7,480,160 views!

xox
Love to All
Jane

Monday, December 13, 2010

Growth

It is busy this time of year! I am running the second I get out of bed these days. Miss V and I have our last singing lesson today. We have to sing in front of the class... eeep! The idea was that we were to choose a song that we wanted to "master" by the end of the 8 week course (which because of Melbourne Cup is now a 7 week course). I have only sung it the whole way through in my car. Lukcy it doesn't have ears is all I can say otherwise they would stop working along with everything else. We haven't practiced the song almost at all in class which is daunting. So much for mastering it. Miss V will be fine, her song suits her to a t. I will be fine because it is a group of 7 people and I will never have to see them again. I'm really not that concerned. It has just been really nice haveing something to do on a Tuesday night that is a bit different from the usual.

I think I am going to find another course after this one wraps up. 1 night a week is quite doable, maybe after the new year crazienes though. I am thinking of taking up a language class next time. Maybe French because my company will pay for that... love free education! It is so rare once you move out of home and government assistance does not count when you end up paying massive tax just because you have a semi-decent paying job.

I work relatively quickly but today I have been charging through the paper mountain on my desk. Would love to see the bottom of the pile before Christmas! Wish me luck? I guess really I should stop blogging in order to achieve that goal.

Love to all
xox
Jane

Sunday, December 12, 2010

As promised... My new hair cut

All bleached up! This is what I would look like if I was a punk.


After cut and colour:



Excuse the dodgy photo, I went out with my girl friends last night and took the photo in the mirror of a darkish elevator.

Anyway, I love love love it! And for the cost of a bottle of bleach and some hair cutting scissors. Best part is that I got dinner and wine. Very successful evening.

Love to all
Xox
Jane

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Wear Sunscreen

On Sunday we loaded up the car and drove to the beach. Melbourne has been putting on the most amazing display of uncharacteristicly beautiful weather! We ate olives and crackers and dip bought from the markets on Saturday while lying in the sun. The water was cold to start with, the immediate shock of cold fluid against your sun warmed skin is over fairly quickly and then it's just fun and salty.

Usually a day at the beach is ruined by 2 or 3 days of red, raw, burnt skin so I hit the sunscreen before we left, put on a giant hat and if I wasn't in the water I made sure I was covered up. The result? Not one red bit on my entire body... except for my nose (how did I miss it? Such a good day overall! Hope to do it again this weekend! Depending on how long Melbourne can keep the sun going that is... right now it is raining as heavily as I have ever seen it. Apparently a storm is comming. Still it has at least 3 days to get back to beach weather. (Hear that Melbourne? Beach weather ... stat!)



I almost forgot to tell you! I am being daring this afternoon. My friend is going to cut and colour my hair in her back yard. I will take some photo's and post them tonight or tomorrow maybe. I am actually not being that daring. The girl has wicked style and I know she will nail it (it can't look any worse than it does now. I look like a fluffy mushroom!).



Love to All
xox
Jane

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Christmas time mad house

I love holidays. My boss insisted that I order a real Christmas tree for the office so now the office smells like Christmas. He told me last year and again this year that Christmas trees are a German invention. Wiki backs that up. It's a little sad that the tree had to die but it is so pretty! I got to pick what colour the base would be... red! It looks like it is wearing red boots. No one but me likes it. Next time they can source the tree and pick whatever colour they like.

I found a new place that makes vegetarian curry on Bridge Rd today. Not very good for my bikini dreams in March but still satisfying. Melbourne is so bad for dieting, there is so much good food and wine here. I am organising the work Christmas function (a bit late I know) and we have narrowed it down to about 15 venues and 6 different days. I really need to make a booking and stick with it. Wish me luck!

xox
Love to all
Jane

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Bugs and Things

Just sitting outside enjoying the sunshine with this happy little dude.
iPhone doesn't show up the vibrant green of his ... what do catterpillars have? skin?







Love to all
Xox
Jane

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Bed time freedom

Some days are a complete waste of makeup. I don't know why I crawled out of bed this morning but I knew the second my feet hit the floor that it was a bad idea. Oh right... I remember why. Work. Amazing how money will make you do things you really really really don't want to do. And believe me I really really really did not want to get up. Not even coffee could fix this morning. It is almost home time and I still feel wroughted. I am beginning to like single life for the fact that I can go to bed when I want to. The reverse side of course is the same that I experienced when I moved out of home. Now that I can stay up as late as I want to, I stay up later than I should. And now I am sleepy. Maybe I shouldn't have bed time freedom... some people just can't handle the responsibility (or is that just me?).

New coffee machine at work is going well. It is a pain to clean but coffee still tastes consistenly mediocre... just how I like it. The weather has been beautiful and then terrible on alternate days. One day you step outside and it's like being in a cartoon with all of the bright colours and no wind to move the trees. The next day, the heavens open up in a freezing torrential downpour which messes up my laundry. Nothing much extra to report really. My flatmates have been keeping me in good food/wine/company which has made the last month just fly by. Finished another period at uni so I am one unit closer to finishing my degree!

Here is to my single life in this beautiful (bi-polar) city!

xox
Love to all
Jane

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Clean Clean Clean

This weekend was a cleaning weekend. I actually took my car to a hand wash! I didn't hand wash it of course, there are people who do that and I found a voucher for $10 off so I only paid $19 and had coffee with Miss V while we waited for the car to be all clean. It looked like a new car! (and then a bird crapped on my bonnet ... not impressed). We have a temporary flat mate moving in today so we spent a couple of hours cleaning Miss S's room so he has somewhere to stay. And I cleaned my room (scary I know but it needed to be done). Cleaned some of the kitchen and the courtyard. All round productive day!

I did some emotional cleaning too. I have needed for a while now, to work out what it is that has been bothering me so much of late. I am always a little neurotic but I have been swinging without warning, between "couldn't be happier" to "everyone stuff off and leave me alone". Not easy to live with I am sure even though I think I am doing a pretty good job of bottling it up where my friends/flatmates are concerned (maybe not always). The worst is not sleeping, (this has never been a problem of mine... EVER) and instead, I am lying awake wondering why I wanted to snap over something small or what it was that made me want to cry in a seemingly normal situation and why is it that within a couple of seconds I can't even imagine what was wrong. I have come to the realisation that it is a combination of things, which I won't burden you with, but ultimately it means that I need to clear out the negative, focus on the positive and hope that I can tell the difference between the two. I have made some positive steps forward and hope that it works out for the best.

Sometimes being a girl is a crazy and confusing experience. I really hope that it gets easier.

xox
Love to all
Jane

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

"That place doesn't have a beer garden so it is a complete waste on a day like today" says my boss who is trying to convince someone that the business lunch should be held outside in a beer garden rather than inside a cafe. Gotta love Germans. He is right though, being inside today is a complete waste.

Speaking of beer gardens, I went to a bar very close to our house last night called Windsor Castle. It is hidden from the main road and in a residential area. Melbourne is great for that, hiding places that you need to know are there in order to find them. From the outside it doesn't look like much. The facade is fluro-green with black ledges so you think it's going to be tacky and gross inside but it isn't at all. It's quite beautiful actually. It has great food, a really cute courtyard with braziers (so it was warm) and pretty coloured lights. I think I saw a baby dolls head in a jar next to the bar. At least I hope I saw it because I am in big trouble if that was my imagination.



I know I told you already but I am so excited that I need to say it again! I am going to Fiji *happy dance*. I have been running after work all week (yes I know it is only Wednesday) and am going to be smoking when I get there! Next year is going to be my year of the traveller. I will be poverty stricken and social life free while I save my pennies for globe-trotting. I know I am not Catholic but I am going to find one of these trinkets to keep me on track:



My flatmate, Miss S has one and she takes it with her on her trips. It's St Christopher the Patron Saint of Travel. It keeps her safe. I just like shiny things.

Love to all
xox
Jane

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Black fingernails red wine

I stole some of my flatmates bright purple nail polish last night. Weird how something so simple can make you feel pretty!

I went to my first singing lesson last night too which was fun. I think that we are supposed to practice during the week because the teacher just ripped through the information. I picked up most of it OK. I remember a lot of the theory from drama and flute classes when I was at school. Meanwhile I guess it doesn't matter so much if I remember or not becuase there are no tests or exams (my favorite kind of study is the unaccountable kind). We have to pick a song that we want to be good at. I am still not 100% sure what to chose. I think something really difficult. No one but the teacher and I will hear it and she is a singing teacher so she clearly cares nothing for the safety of her ears. I remember saying to my Dad when I was listening to his Kate Bush album (something about red shoes?) that I wished I could sing like that.

We are having some problems with one of the companies that we deal with and everyone is up in arms with possible scenario's and general gossip. This is what I think:
"Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity"
I love Wikipedia sometimes, especially when you are looking for one thing and find something far more interesting. I was looking for the person who said the above quote and found the Cock-Up theory:
Coined by Sir Bernard Ingham, is the saying "Cock-up before conspiracy".
Many journalists have fallen for the conspiracy theory of government. I do assure you that they would produce more accurate work if they adhered to the cock-up theory.
—Sir Bernard Ingham


Brilliant!

That is all I have for you today. Sorry it's been a bit disjointed. I really did start this blog thinking that it would help me to focus my thoughts and improve my writing but am increasingly finding that this isn't the case. I think the worst was when my Grandfather said he didn't really understand what I was going on about. My promise from here is to try to be more focussed and generally better. I even used spell check today!

xox Love to all,
Jane

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Missing!

I am missing clothes. I just don't understand what I have done with them. Annoying clothes too like stockings and underware. Oh and one dress which I love very much. I wonder how it is even possible that I have lost something between the washing machine (right next to my room), the stair railing where I have been hanging my stuff to dry (also right next to my room) and my room... has to be there somewhere unless the "Borrowers" are stealing clothes now, I thought they just took buttons. Sorry if you never read that book and so have no idea what I am talking about. My mum read it to me when I was smaller. I remember looking for them between the floor boards in our house but never found any. I still think that they are hiding around somewhere every time I lose an earing.



I am planning a trip to Fiji. My little brother and I have time off work (got it in writing). I am so excited! I heard that there is nothing to do in Fiji except for surf and eat... that sounds perfect to me! I am back into my exercise and healthy eating routine because I want to wear a bikini the whole time I am away so I have to look hot. Only 3 months to get my lazy ass into shape. I resisted the urge to get drunk with my flatmates last night and went for a jog. I caved when I got back but it's a start. There are only two of us as of this morning and we were having a farewell last night for Miss S who has left for Hong Kong and Vietnam for 3 months. That is a good enough reason for a glass of wine.

UPDATE !!! Just got the booking confirmation for my tickets. No backing out now...
My little bro sent me a map to show me where we are going:



Craptastic illuistration but still super excited!

It is lunch time already and it feels so early. I am drinking "Monster Energy".



I read the ingredients, not necessarily a good idea but seeing as it tastes like cough syrup I thought i should check how much sugar. The answer is: Lots. Guarana, Taurine, Caffine, Ginseng and Glucuronolactone. Wanna know what Glucuronolactone is? Thank you Wikipedia:

Although levels of glucuronolactone in energy drinks can far exceed those found in the rest of the diet, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has concluded that exposure to glucuronolactone from regular consumption of energy drinks is not a safety concern (No Observed Adverse Effect Level of glucuronolactone = 1,000mg/kg/day). A fatality was reported after intake of 1420 ml of an energy drink.


I am drinking this out of a giant can (550mL) at least there is no observed adverse effect other than death. Very comforting. I wonder what else in my diet has this chemical... maybe I just shouldn't eat anything else for the rest of the day just incase.

Love to all xox
Jane

Monday, November 1, 2010

How to butcher a pumpkin

1. Take a normal pumpkin (my flat mates bought this one, I am sure they won't mind)


2. Get a knife and saw the top off (I think you should use a really sharp knife, but I used 3 different sized blunt ones)


3. Scoop the yucky bits out with a spoon (and I actually used scissors too because there are all these stringy spongey bits that the spoon couldn't cut through)



4. I used a whiteboard marker to draw a face on my pumpkin. Scary one first (what can I say? I was feeling traditional).





5. Cut out the nose, mouth and eyes. My advice is to be a bit careful here because the knife slips a bit.


A little structural integrity was lost due to some overzealous carving ... Oops!


6. And now meet Jax!



But I'm not done yet.






This is Sad Sax



Moon, bat and star



Witchie Poo - this is just carving the skin away but the light shines through it anyway.



7. Add some candles (these ones are citronella... That's all we had in the house).
8. Turn out the light and check out my masterpiece!















Check it out! I still have all my fingers!



This is what happens when I am left by myself for too long. Pity I didn't have time to do this for Halloween. Now to put all of that energy into something constructive!

Love to all
Xox
Jane

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Weather ... again (I have nothing original to say, you might wanna skip this one)

I walked in the rain on Saturday. It wasn't miserable cold rain. It was warm and floaty rain. I wasn't feeling well (mixture of a cold and a hangover... which means you don't know what is making what hurt so all you can do is drink water) but just walking made me feel better. I had to pick up my car from a friend's house which is not far away (still a tram and a train and then a bit of a walk) but my hoodie got soaked through (the yellow fluffy bit around the edges was dripping). I liked the way everyone else was racing around in the rain with their umbrella's and trenchcoats. The cars whoosh hurridley by with the occasional spray of water from a deep puddle by the edge of the road. But not me. I had all the time in the world and had resigned myself to being soaked through when I got to where I was going, whenever that might be. I simply did not care, actually I enjoyed it!

This is so very a-typical of me. I normally have a million things that I need to do and they all need to happen yesterday. And it was raining! I am not that easy going. Normally I would be incredibly put out by 1. not having my car to keep me dry or make the trip quicker and 2. having to be wet when I got to wherever I was going. I wasn't. That my friends is a milestone for me. Could it be that I am becoming less neurotic? One step at a time but at least from now on walking in the rain won't make me cranky. Melbourne has been putting on a fantastic display of uncharacteristically lovely weather lately. Today for example, just a coupld of clouds in the sky and the rain that we did have over the weekend has made the spring leaves on the trees even more vibrant than before. Welcome back spring!

Enough weather... I am going home now to enjoy it!

Love to all
xox
Jane

Woooo!

Halloween is coming soon which means scary jewelry and glow sticks ... Or both. We bought a pumpkin to carve a face into. I think that me and my housemates with a sharp knife and a pumpkin is probably scarier than anything we can make. Looking forward to giving it a go!













Love to all
Xox
Jane

Sunday, October 24, 2010

An Exercise in Cynicism

My housemate and I have been talking about cynicism, specifically relationship cynicism. Her mother told her that she is far too young to be this cynical. It's not that she is a bra burner or man hater, just that the sheer dumbassery of the men in her life have forever altered, perhaps even tainted the way that she looks at the world. I think it comes down to the fact that boys do not want the same things that we want. And how could they? We are told that we need to be feminine and maternal while men are told that they need to be silverfoxes like George Clooney or "players" like Barney from "How I Met Your Mother" (who by the way likes boys in real life which just goes to show how rediculous it is aspiring to be this way). Someone told me once that humans are not monogomous by nature. I seriously disagree... women (not all obviously but most) are monogomous. It is men who can't bear to settle down with one person for all of time. What if there is something better just waiting around the corner?

You want to believe that there is someone out there who will sweep you off your feet in some dream fairytale. Damn you Disney for giving me an unrealistic expectation of love. I am not giving men enough credit I know, Dad if you are reading this I am not talking about you because you are amazing and Mum likes you a lot (thumbs up!). Sprout I love you, you are the best little brother a girl could ask for but you are exactly what I am talking about.

Enough complaining (I have had some whingy posts lately!). Melbourne has been absolutely stunning for the last couple of days. Work has been good - demanding as usual but still good. Oh and I signed up for adult education after work on a Tuesday... I am going to learn how to sing. I would love to say that I have been roped into it but that is not the case. My housemate wants to do it and I think it will be fun. We have decided that if we want to go on holidays next year we have to make sure we only spend money on things that will get us there or help us on our trip. For example:
Food - keeps us alive until we want to go
Singing lessons - so when we run out of money in London (or wherever we can busk for extra cash)
Wine - practice... enough said

I am missing my first lesson because I have to speak to someone in London for work and the earliest they are available is the exact time that I am supposed to be in class. Next week there is no class because of Melbourne Cup (I wonder how I can make going to the Melbourne Cup work into my plans?) so I won't get to go now until the week after. Lots of time to get the vocal chords up to scratch.

xox Love to all
Jane

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Mind your own...



My inspiration for today's post comes from a man who could not mind his own business. I am absolutely astounded by people sometimes. Driving to work (so yes this means before I have had a cup of coffee) a man pulls up next to me at the lights clearly with something up his... I mean a bee in his bonnet. I lean across the passenger seat to wind down the passenger window (no power windows in my rust bucket, not a complaint. Just a fact) and the guy is mid sentence ending with "be nice if you had some". "Huh?" I am running late, as usual, haven't had my caffiene fix, so I am cranky and a bit slow on the uptake. Did I mention that I am not a morning person?

"Your back tail lights are out, you shouldn't be driving around like that" he yells at me like it is something that I should already have known. Translation: "I wasn't paying attention and almost rear ended you and now I need to make it your fault". To be honest, at the time I didn't really know. How long would your leg have to be really in order to keep your foot on the break and look at the tail lights? Besides, it is broad daylight and I have a white car... not hard to spot in peak hour traffic when you are averageing 5 kilometers an hour. "Thank you for letting me know, I will be sure to look into that" I smiled back. Translation: "Who the F%*@ are you and why are you messing with me so early in the morning?". My smile must have caught him off guard and so he just nodded curtly and the lights changed. Thank god because there was enough room for me to slam my car into his Bentley and I am not 100% sure that if he hadn't driven off when he did that I wouldn't have done it.

I have since checked my tail lights and it turns out they work. So I think that this guy has been driving an automatic so long that he forgets that when driving a manual it is not necessary to use the breaks all that often (or is that just my style of driving?). The thing that bothers me the most is that he drove off thinking that he was in the right! I hate the way people are rewarded for their bad behaviour.

Love to all
xox
Jane

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Conference Time

You know you are out of place when instead of listening to the presentation which everyone else finds enthralling you are paying attention to random details. For example; the guy sitting next to me at the conference had one leg crossed over the other and I could see his naked ankle where his pants rose over his sock (white). Scandalous! Next I noticed that the guy in front of me had huge shoulders and a very small head in comparison... shoulder pads maybe? The man who just stood up to ask a question looks exactly like Abe Lincoln. The response to his question started with "I would like to start with an observation *pause*" I thought he was going to say "Epic mutton chops mate! Nice work!" but no.

I was almost the only woman in the crowd, which is fine except that I was also the only one wearing a dress. Everyone else was in suits so they made sure that the airconditioner was set for them... I was cold. I also hadn't eaten since lunch time and so kept opening and closing my hand bag hoping that I had smuggled in some candy ... I hadn't smuggled in any candy. I found a jelly bean floating around in my bag once but being well fed at the time had thought myself to superior to eat the lint encrusted sugar cube so I threw it in the bin. Ok I thought about eating it but I did throw it out. Sitting in a sea of suits last night with my stomach grumbling I felt pretty silly. Should have left it in my bag (Emergency Bean!).

Lost in my own thoughts... obviously, I noticed that the speaker was starting to drone. I look at his face and without a word of a lie, the guy was boring himself! It was actually the most interesting part of the presentation, talking about missiles, aircraft and green energy and he had completely lost the drive to be interesting. If you talk for a while you get a bit of a croak in your voice, normal right? You correct yourself with a quick cough or a sip of water and everything goes back to where it should be, not this guy! He croaked away for another 5 mins. I think the rest was OK, I am not really an engineer/manager so this was really not targeted at me. Interesting information on cloud computing and 3D design (fun stuff).

Final observations of the night were the insane choice of colours in the room - white walls/ceiling/doors, black furniture, grey guest chairs and ... 2 giant fluro yellow chandeliers. Wow... Oh and there was a free bar... Hooray!

xox Love to All
Jane

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Forced shopping

I snapped my bra last night. I thought that it was under"wire" not under"plastic".... Gutted! Sucks too becuase I have been neglecting my boobs lately and have only two bra's. This means that lately it has been necessary to do my washing up to 4 times a week. It also means that right now I look like a Picasso with one higher than the other... Classy. Might be time to actually buy some more. I will go to Dimmey's on my break. Dimmey's is a giant heritage listed building on Swan St around the corner from where I work. I have only been there once; to find soap dispensers which it turns out they do not have. Still they have lots of clothes and stuff so hopefully they have a replacement for my bra.

I figured out as I clambered out of the car this morning with blurry eyes that it was Wednesday judging by the fact that there are 3 empty breakfast boxes in the passenger seat. Probably should throw them out but then how would I know what day it is? God I need a coffee! I hope you all have a cracker day :D

*****
Later that day (and 3 cups of coffee later)
*****

Turns out I am expected to attend a conference this evening (that I have been avoiding like the plague but was roped into nevertheless) and because of said conference I will not have any time to go shopping before the event. Great! I hope no one notices my "Look-by-Picasso" and just focuses on the riviting IT/Engineering material that will be presented by my collegues. Poor me!

xox Love to all
Jane

Monday, October 18, 2010

Ha ha Google...

Judging by the "Stat's" Section in Blogger (which is very intersting by the way), there are 15 disappointed people who have come to my blog looking for the lyrics for the Linkin Park song "Waiting for the End" and found me instead.



See? 2nd from the top in Google Search! I didn't think I would ever see myself anywhere but here.

I got an email recently of a poster displayed in a closed shop window. Turns out this is in my hood! (Not often is a funny email from anywhere I have ever even been to so this one is worthy of note). I don't know who put the sign up/who took the photo/if it was a hoax... but its funny and about 4 streets from where I live so I thought I would share:



xox
Love to All
Jane

Awesome 80's!

Love the 80's? Ok so I was 5 when the 80's ended but I still appreciate a dodgy 80's film when I get the chance. I hope that I will be able to inspire you to have an 80's marathon!

Foxtel tonight has "License to Drive" with the two Corey's and some really cringe worthy scenes. Terrible moment when the Cadillac is acostered by a drunk who proceeds to smash into a quarry. Terrible but still exciting. I give it... 3 out of 5 stars.



Back when the two Corey's were still cute and not... ummm.... older.



Reminds me a lot of "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" which is gold but somehow it is more traumatic. (Ferris Bueller by the way gets 5 stars, absolutely cannot be left out of the 80's marathon)



So next on the list is Killer Clowns From Outerspace. Haven't seen it? Do! Rediculous! Stupid and even though it shouldn't be.... Super Super creepy! You wouldn't believe it if you hadn't seen it with your own two eyes... do it! (4 stars)



Another little known 80's flick is "The Wizard". Unless you are a massive Mario fan that is. This film has a cult following among console nerds and really made me smile! It has a Milo and Otis feel and it is a running away from home adventure. 3 and a half stars.



Do you remember the first time you saw this one? Everyone wanted to find a Mr Miyagi to teach them to tourture little trees (I mean create bonsai). I remember looking in the maintenence building at my school... no luck, just a whole heap of garden equipment and 2 days of detention for going out of bounds. That was about the end of my karate dreams. 4 stars!



Awwww! Dirty Dancing... because no one puts baby in the corner! 5 stars.



Here is the last one on my list. I think the coolest film that Arnie ever made (I know big call but I am calling it). 3 and a half stars.



Hope you at least watch one of these that you haven't already!

Love to all!
xox
Jane

Sunday, October 17, 2010

The day I played with my inner child

Bought candy yesterday, sat on the couch and ate it all!
These things looked awesome:

On the box maybe but in real life not as cool. They crackle when you eat them which is disturbing but still awesome!

Candy ring... biggest rock I have ever seen and edible. So much better than diamonds :)


Can't believe they have to put this in the disclaimer though!:

We live right next to a super-servo (which is like a grocery store with prices jacked up). Because it is so close, there is no need to remember everything you need when you go to the proper store. What that means unfortunately is that I have been known to make many trips for milk/candy/miscellanious other items (to the detriment of my wallet and my ass). My gym shoes and I have a date with the pavement tonight for sure!

Love to all
Xox
Jane

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