Sunday, 30 March 2008

good morning, i finished the book. very readable even though i didn't really like this person. she's annoying at times. but, having said that the book is great. the bali bit is really interesting because she sees bali, not as the perfect island holiday destination, but as it really is. an island with a rich history of violence, uncertainty, faith and belief. she captures the culture very well.

i saw the kids yesterday and i have to report that a. my grandson loves me more than his transformers. wow. and b. my granddaughter loves me the same as santa. not more but the same. ok, i was hoping to come before santa but i suppose i'll have to settle for equal place.

i went out to dinner friday night. i arrived at a local restaurant and was shown to our table. i waited. and waited. no friends. where are they? how rude to be so late. the restaurant, which is always (nearly always) half empty was chockers. how embarrassing. i rang them. no answer. after forty minutes i went to counter and explained situation and ordered take away. my friend rang then. seems i had the wrong night. omg. am i getting old or what? :)

Wednesday, 26 March 2008

a book recommendation

i'm half way through 'eat pray love' atm and i love this book. it's written by elizabeth gilbert. basically after a marriage breakup (long and arduous) and a relationship breakdown (also long and arduous), she travels to italy, india and indonesia. well naturally i got it for the bali part but it's very readable and i'm enjoying it. i've just finished the italy bit and have started the india trip. she stays at an ashram run by her guru. very good stuff. read it if it appeals and/or you'd like. it's overdue atm so i'm reading as fast as i can. i had insomnia last night. i went to sleep about 11.30 pm and woke again at 1.30 am. went to loo and just couldn't get back to sleep. came downstairs and made milky drink, watched those ads on tv, you know for pimple stuff and exercise gear ones, and surfed the net. eventually went to bed about 3.30 am. woke at 8.00 am and feel a bit tired now. it's cold and windy here today, i've got the day off work coz my sister is coming down for a visit. have a lovely day. bfn

Tuesday, 25 March 2008


i just ate two packets of lollies. i never eat lollies. they are those lifesaver pastilles. i like them. don't feel sick yet. i just had injection in my shoulder so am hoping it works and pain will go away. it's been like it for over a year. i spoke to maz just now and she seems ok today. we laughed and bitched as usual. she told me she is having a pneumonia vaccination this year. i didn't know they existed. i'm having my flu jecky soon. hmmm. hope you are well and happy.
here are some real place names. most of them are in america. go figga! i didn't make them up. really :)

Real place names

Intercourse, Pennsylvania
Climax, Michigan
Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
Hell, Michigan
Spread Eagle, Wisconsin
Hooker, Arkansas
Cut-Off, Louisiana
Blueballs, Pennsylvania
Cold Water, Mississippi
Hot Water, Mississippi
Toad Suck, Arkansas
Monkey’s Elbow, Kentucky
Panic, Pennsylvania
Fearnot, Pennsylvania
Boring, Oregon
Eclectic, Alabama
Ogle, Kentucky
Loveladies, New Jersey
Smackover, Arkansas
Assawoman, Virginia
Muck City, Alabama
Shite Creek, Idaho
Fort Dick, California
Dickeyville, Wisconsin
Dismal, Tennessee
Peculiar, Missouri
Gaylordsville, Connecticut
Gay Mills, Wisconsin
Sandwich, Illinois
Forks of Salmon, California
Jupiter, Florida
Mars, Pennsylvania
Big Foot, Illinois
Big Sandy, Wyoming
Okay, Oklahoma
Uncertain, Texas
Hornytown, North Carolina
Romance, Arkansas
Big Beaver, South Carolina
Dildo, New Jersey
Weed, California
High, Texas
Success, Missouri
Crappo, Maryland
French Lick, Indiana
Climax, Michigan
Lizard Lick, North Carolina
Dildo, Newfoundland
Bong Bong, NSW
Humpty Do, Northern Territory
Come By Chance, Western NSW
Iron Knob, South Australia
Cockburn, Western Australia
Burrumbuttock, New South Wales
Little Dix Village, West Indies
Tightsqueeze, Virginia, USA
Maggie’s Nipples, Wyoming, USA
Sandy Balls, England
what's your fave. mine is maggie's nipples. i mean really, who would name a town that?
ps, it's raining in adelaide as i type. how exciting. i tried to put a pic in this post but it would have none of it. oh well.
pps, someone rang my mobile and the number isn't in my phone. i don't know whether to ring back or not. would you?

Monday, 24 March 2008

bad news

i went to visit maz yesterday for lunch. she told me she has cancer and only months to live. it started with breast cancer and now her liver is stuffed and it's in her lungs. her lungs have been bad for years. she told me she had asthma. she has fits and has to go to the hospital for morphine injections most days. she's on medication naturally. i suppose it's just a question of being there for her and trying to support her as best i can. god knows she'll need some supporting in the months to come. she said she refuses to die and they can get stuffed. she is nothing if not fiesty and i suppose that's the only way to be if you've got cancer. it's all too sad.

Sunday, 23 March 2008

sport quotes

i'm not into sports really but these made me laugh -

Following are the top 10 classic comments made by sports commentators — mostly British — that they would like to take back.

1. Weightlifting commentator at the women’s Olympic Snatch and Jerk Event: “This is Georgiana from Bulgaria. I saw her snatch this morning during her warm up, and it was amazing!”

2. Ted Walsh, horse racing commentator: “This is really a lovely horse, and I speak from personal experience since I once mounted her mother.”

3. Grand Prix Race announcer: “The lead car is absolutely, truly unique, except for the one behind it which is exactly identical to the one front of the similar one in back.”

4. Greg Norman, pro golfer: “I owe a lot to my parents, especially my mother and father.”

5. Ringside boxing analyst: “Sure there have been injuries and even some deaths in boxing — but none of them really that serious.”

6. Baseball announcer: “If history repeats itself, I should think we can expect the same thing again.”

7. Basketball analyst: “He dribbles a lot and the opposition doesn’t like it. In fact you can see it all over their faces.”

8. At a trophy ceremony, BBC TV boat race 1988: “Ah, isn’t that nice, the wife of the Cambridge president is hugging the cox of the Oxford crew.”

9. Metro Radio, college football: “Julian Dicks is everywhere. It’s like they’ve got eleven Dicks on the field.”

10. U.S. Open TV commentator: “One of the reasons Arnie Palmer is playing so well is that, before each final round, his wife takes out his balls and kisses them. … Oh, my God, what have I just said?”

Sunday, 16 March 2008

try this at home

Finger Trick

Okay, give this one a try: bend your middle finger like the picture on the left shows and put your hand on the table. Then lift your thumb, index finger, and pinkie. No problem, right? Now try the ring finger.

Stepanie Weaver of Science Made Simple explains why you can’t:

The tendons in your fingers are independent from one another apart from the ones in your middle and ring finger. These tendons are connected, so that when your middle finger is folded down you cannot move your ring finger. It feels like your ring finger is stuck!

Thursday, 13 March 2008

and the heat goes on

my daughter wondered why her computer crashed. uh oh. naughty pussy. i love the title of this. i'm thinking of the sonny and cher song and the beat goes on etc etc etc. there is a cool change due next wednesday est. temp 31 then on thursday who hoo 27. bring it on. i'm so excited. hope you are well and happy. bfn

Tuesday, 11 March 2008

a warning

has anyone else been getting spam like comments of late? i've had two in as many days. there is no message just a link with click here or something similar. when i clicked on one it generated a message saying my computer is at risk blah blah blah. luckily not a virus. i've had to monitor my comments so bear with me peoples. other than that nothing to blog about really. i will not even mention the weather. take care bfn

Thursday, 6 March 2008

a blonde joke - no offence to you know who

A blonde hurries into the emergency room late one night with the tip of her index finger shot off.
“How did this happen?” the emergency room doctor asked her.
“Well, I was trying to commit suicide,” the blonde replied.
“What?” sputtered the doctor. “You tried to commit suicide by shooting your finger off?”
“No silly!” the blonde said. “First I put the gun to my chest, and I thought: I just paid $6,000.00 for these breast implants,I’m not shooting myself in the chest.”
“So then?” asked the doctor.
“Then I put the gun in my mouth, and I thought: I just paid $3000.00 to get my teeth straightened, I’m not shooting myself inthe mouth.”
“So then?”
“Then I put the gun to my ear, and I thought: This is going to make a loud noise. So I put my finger in the other ear before I pulled the trigger.”


the pic is of a sign at a temple in bali, i hope you can read it, if not click on it to magnify and press the back button to return to blog, it's a classic
you may remember when i had the whipper snipper accident and the blood flowed. mine literally. sprouted may better describe the scene. it was horibilis. tiny wound, lots of blood. it filled my croc and it went all over the veranda and sprayed all over the shed wall. sorry if i’m making you feel sick. when i went to remove the huge stain from said veranda it didn’t want to go. it’s still there. a sort of darkish stain of no particular colour. i scrubbed it but no go. only i’d know what it really is. now there’s another one. my sliding screen door fell off last night. i nudged it with my bike tyre as i was trying to get out the door. i couldn’t get it back on (the door that is). i know how to put it back it just didn’t want to go . i tried and tried. then i noticed blood all over the door. yes, again. there was a little bit of aluminium sticking out and i cut my finger in a few places. by this time i was saying that word. you know the one. frustrated and very hot was i. i gave up in the end and put it in the dining room and felt rather, how you say?, vulnerable as i live alone and i’m out most of the day. it’s my main entrance. my unit faces a park but the car park and main gate come into the back of my place and hence the back door is my main door. have i confused you yet? i rang around this morning to get someone to put it back for me. the earliest timeframe was two weeks. yes 2. omg. so i rang my dil (daughter in law). sorry we can’t come over we are at work and busy tonight. so rang my daughter. sil had left for work. so i rang his mobile and luckily he was up the road at the office. thank the goddess and her dog. he came around and put it back for me in no time. now he is not my fave person in the whole world. best thing i can say about him is he’s the father of the two people i love most in the whole world (g/kids of course). he impregnated my daughter when she was very young (she had nothing to do with it of course :0) and i’ve sort of held it against him ever since, that and a whole lot of other stuff which is not necessary to go into here. we get on ok but are not besties, but i must say he was very good and i’m very grateful. so that’s the story of blood and my door. i must clean it off before the stain refuses to budge like the other one.
i’m drinking a very nice cup of bali coffee as i type. it’s not the brand i usually get but it’s very nice. i am still not ‘together’ since my hols, still stuff to put away and go through. i’ve been feeling very cluttered and unorganised lately. i keep losing things like books and important papers so i need to spend some time cleaning and clearing. i will soon, maybe after the heatwave we are going through atm. maybe. i hope you are well and happy. bfn

Sunday, 2 March 2008

i'm back and i missed you

hello, i'm back. had a great time but came back sicky poo. chest infection thanks to massage girl who coughed and sneezed all over me. i have a certain infection from the antibiotics, hmmmm and a bit of a tummy problem. (read the poos). on top of all that i'm nauseous as all get out. but besides that i feel fab. the weather is heating up here this week but over there we had so much rain. the streets flooded on a regular basis and despite this we had beach days and swam a fair bit. ate lots of carbs and lost a kilo if you can believe that. amazing. didn't get married. have problems with his religion or changing mine or something like that. stayed home from work on friday coz of nausea. spent much too much money, had two plane trips from hell. never come back to oz through melbourne. omg everyone and their dog arrived that day and it took nearly three hours to get through. yes, i do not lie. i've put photos on picasa hope the link works. i'm tanned as ever. my skin was lovely over there. dewy and glowing come to mind. it's starting to dry out now. news about maz. her baby dog died on friday and she's heartbroken. then friday night she rang crying and asked me to help her bury him. omg i am the last person you should ask to do something like this. it was horrible. he was stiff and when she moved him the smell was horrible. she'd already dug the hole and she carried him. the dirt had to be soaked coz it was so hard and was mixed with large stones. i covered him over and then mazz came down and fell in the mud. it was horrible. poor thing. then today she asked me to go with her to get a tattoo with his name on it. she is so brave she didn't flinch once. the tattooist was irish and we couldn't understand a thing he said. his head was tattooed and he did a great job. i was going to get another one of a balinese symbol but i couldn't find a good pic. my printer isn't working atm so i couldn't show him what i wanted. they've gone up a lot since i got my first one about twelve years ago. oh well enough of my rambling. here's a pic of the tattoo i want only smaller and in a henna colour. at this point in time anyway. hope you are all well and happy and i'll talk soon. i've been trying to get to all of your pages and haven't been to everyone's yet. mandy, i love the cartoon on your page. brilliant. :O