Saturday, July 23, 2011

Anything you can do...

I am watching a black and white movie called "The Wild Ride". I am going to go out on a limb here and say it's not Jack Nicholson's best work. Meanwhile it is interesting seeing how much he has changed.

I love Jack, The Shining, One Flew Over the Cookoo's nest... A-Maz-ing! but I wouldn't recommend this film, or About Schmidt (that's where the second image comes from). That is not actually why I am online tonight. I want to rave about my new couch! My apartment is looking like a real apartment! 

The TV doesn't work (it was actually on the side of the road). I took the couch apart and put it back together again when I got it home all by myself. It fit in my tiny 3 door hatchback too! You can see the edge of my new curtains which I put up as well. So after all of that I am feeling quite modern! Proof that a single girl can get stuff done too. 

Having said that, all the extra activity has made me quite sleepy so I might take myself to bed.

Good night! 

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Lists of lists

Feels like I am living by lists... I have one for almost everything. One for work (down to 50 actionable cases... from 185 a week before quarter end... Go me!), one for uni - actually two for uni, one for each subject. I have a "to-buy-for my new place" list, grocery list... the list of lists continues! I celebrate a little every time I get to cross something off. Love the feeling of one less thing I need to accomplish! I heard a saying "If you want to get something done, give it to a busy person" the meaning is that, busy people do things the second they get a free moment while people who are not busy will continue to put jobs off until they can be bothered... I am a busy person but I don't think anyone should give me anything more to do. This juggler is about 2 balls away from dropping the whole lot.

I am a happy little vegemite today! I did get a full 8 hours sleep last night which is one big reason but also because I have bought the couch that I wanted (thank you Grandpa!) and am just waiting for Saturday so that I can go to pick it up. Excited isn't even close to how I feel about it! I will put photos up of it when it is in my apartment. So that is one thing off my new apartment list. I am going to put up the last set of curtains tonight. I have been avoiding it because this particular window is a little tricky because it doesn't have enough room around the edges and I think that it is mostly painted concrete so, not so easy to drill a hole through without a buzz buzz drill and even then I am not sure that you can drill through concrete?

My friend from Brisbane came to Melbourne on Friday so I had an opportunity to show him around. We went to the city, he got to go on a tram which he thought was very exciting. Matt is the biggest child I have ever met, seriously - he measures about 6"8' and is built like a brick-shithouse (that has to be the most Australian term, so sorry to be crass but I love it!) but mentally, he is a 2 year old trapped in a mans body.  The bonus here is: Anything boring gets only a couple of seconds attention so we only did fun stuff. He likes to talk and drink coffee... a lot, so we drank a lot of coffee and had a proper catch up (it's been almost 4 years), we went to Luna Park and he didn't laugh at me when I wanted to see the snow (because he also wanted to see the snow) ... as it turns out, the snow was a sand-pit full of ice but different enough to be interesting anyway.  We spent far more money than we should have on a claw machine and low and behold... no toy. We had dinner at a place called Abbey Road which was really nice, with another friend. The theme of the resteraunt is a bit like the theme for Hard Rock Cafe and the food was massive. Don't remember prices but was very impressed.

Not much else going on, other than working and studying... in fact I am putting together a web page for one of my uni assignments. It's a lot of work for a first year subject but I am getting there slowly. Only 6 months left before I am done and I get the piece of paper saying "congratulations you now have a degree". I can't think of the words to describe how happy that will make me!

Loving this song at the moment:

xox Love to all

Friday, July 1, 2011

Radio and peroxide

Friday night, I am at home with my cat in my new pad, just bleached the living daylights (or should I say nightlights?) out of my hair and am relaxing on a blow up matteress, in front of my work computer, listening to the radio. Life is grand! ... meanwhile, said cat has actually just put a hole in my matteress and I am mostly sitting on the carpet. I have been in my new apartment for almost a month I think and I don't have a couch yet (I don't have a TV so it hasn't seemed that terribly necessary). Now that I am sitting on the ground though, my number one priority is to buy a couch. In fact I have been looking for a while and found the perfect one at IKEA.

It is 142cm wide - which is lucky because the space I have to fit it in is only 160cm, and it folds out into a double bed. PERFECT! Except for one tiny little thing... it is over $500 and as such over my budget (trying to be good with money at the moment). So I turned to Ebay and found it listed for $100, now that is more like it! I put a bid on it 2 mins before end of bidding and was winning for a full 1 minuet and 55 seconds before some wanker outbid me by $2.50. I was getting cocky before the bidding closed, imagining my new couch in my apartment and me sitting on it reading a book and basically loving it only to be outbid by $2.50!!! I almost cried. So now I hope they have to re-list it, especially considering my backup has deflated. The matteress shredder is sitting on my lap now, all wide eyed innocence! Lucky I am in a fantastic mood otherwise I would be very cranky with her.

I am blonde again as of an hour ago. I really should keep on top of that a bit better, but I don't because there is always something more important to do. Now that quarter end is over (WOOOOP!) I will be able to chill a bit more and absolutely must get back to the gym! I haven't been in about 2 weeks and am starting to feel a little chunky. Will go tomorrow - speaking of which, I need to charge my mp3 player. Since my iPhone died I have separate devices for my electronic requirements: an mp3 player that is almost 5 years old (that is like 1000 years in electronics), a cr@py nokia (which only cost $50 - awesome) and my new tablet (which is probably my favorite thing in this world) for internet out and about. Actually, if anyone is going to die from cancer caused by radiowaves it will be me. I have 2 mobiles (one is for work), two laptops (again, one is for work), a wifi-hotspot, tablet... By rights, my edges should be cooked the same way food does when you put it in a microwave! My loungeroom is one big microwave! Interestingly I don't have one in my kitchen though (another thing on my to buy list).

Now I have some work and study to do before I call it a night.
Hope you are all having a brilliant Friday night like me!

Love to All

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