Saturday, February 20, 2010

I watched Tropfest a couple of years ago on a big screen on Southbank in Brisbane because my little brother was thinking about becoming a film director. I just found on YouTube the one that I to this day haven't been able to get out of my head. It is sweet and beautiful!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Friday night in

- Posted on the road

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Olive Juice

It is 10.30 and I am still in front of my laptop working. I am so exhausted! So I thought I would stuff around for a second (I deserve a break... seriously)

I thought that I had killed my lettuce. I am completely amazed by plants and their resilience! I bought a huge bowl from Bunnings with about 6 lettuce plants growing it it. All different types, some cos lettuce and some frilly green and purple lettuce which has a name I am sure but I don't know it. I had a couple of good salads from it so far! It has been hot here in Melbourne and I left the lettuce on the balcony thinking it would be fine (they grow outside normally anyway right?). I got home and it was like lettuce from the grocery store that you leave out by accident... for a week in the sun. All floppy and squashed looking. I brought it inside hoping that the cool air-conditioning would revive it. Maybe they grow lettuce where it is cold? Anyway that didn't work. I gave it a little water but still nothing, in fact it got sadder and started to look a bit crispy around the edges. Like our Christmas tree now a month and a bit after Christmas. That is a whole other story... all I want to say is that this long after Christmas it isn't a decoration... it is a dead tree and it is next to the television. So back to the lettuce... with nothing to loose I put it outside after work and poured a bucket of water on it. I tried to get every plant hoping to coax some life back into it's wilted leaves, by drowning it. I thought maybe in a couple of days it will be more like it was when I brought it home. No exaggeration, when I checked on it no more than 2 hours later it has almost completely come back to life. The leaves are crunchy (like lettuce should be not like dehydrated husks!) and green and strong again! I think by tomorrow I will be able to steal some leaves for dinner. I am glad because I really thought it was all over. Plant power! When I get old I am going to stand in a bucket of water for a couple of hours every night and maybe my skin will do the same thing?

Love to all... I am going back to work so I can go to sleep!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Poor Brain!

There are so many things to remember! As a wise man once said "Every time I learn something new it pushes some old stuff out of my brain" (ok not so wise, in fact I think it was Homer Simpson). I guess the trick is making sure the important stuff is held behind the landslide of information crashing through my neural pathways. I know what you are thinking... melodramatic? Well I am entitled to a little melodrama seeing as I have been working ridiculous hours in order to keep on top of all the work my new job is throwing at me. it is like learning a new language with all of their acronyms and processes. I thought the last place I worked was bad for breaking everything into 3 letters! I promised myself I would leave at 6.30pm last night but instead left at 9pm. My boss has promised me a plaque on the wall that says "Employee of the year". Nice of him *grins*.

Onto other news, I am about to be abandoned for almost 2 weeks as Darian treks back to his homeland to see family and friends. Is it wrong to be jealous that he isn't taking me with him even though I spent 2 weeks all expenses paid to Singapore? You are not supposed to answer 'yes' to that. I was working! He is going to holiday and relax and bungee jump! Well I am going to sit in my green-eyed-monster corner until he gets back. There is a throw back to my childhood when every time David got something and I didn't (followed by much screaming and gnashing of teeth from me) mum would call me a green-eyed-monster. I don't think I got it because I would always think "but I have blue eyes!?". At least I understood the monster part.

That's all I have time for today.
Love to all

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