Saturday, 28 July 2012

sicky poo

i'm sick. infected sinuses. i think i caught the bug from cookie last weekend. maybe, who knows. i plan to rest today. daughter and kids might come over for lunch tomorrow, it depends how i feel. i don't usually get colds etc. maybe i need some vitamins. other than that everything is ok. i got my new glasses and my sight has improved. only problem is that circles (plates and coffee cups) look oval instead of round and rectangles look like trapezoids. i seem to recall the same prob when i got my previous glasses so might just need some time to adjust. i can read the tv menu now. so that's good and the best part is they only cost $16 because of the cover of my private health thingy. they've never been that price before. usually i pay over $100. cool.


 enjoy your weekend.

Sunday, 15 July 2012

cars i have known and liked

i should call this post 'pimp my ride' but i hate that expression.  i've been feeling a little nostalgic lately.  i don't know why.  i took the grandkids on a tour of my old neighbourhood recently and saw the house that i grew up in and places i used to go.  my old school etc.  which brings me on to the subject of some of the cars i've/we've had.  the first car i remember was an old black vanguard.  it was huge.  dad was a chauffeur before he went into surveying and he used to clean and polish those cars  to perfection.  his garden, shed and cars were always immaculate just like mum used to keep the house. i remember when i was about 4 bleeding in it all the way to the hospital.  we weren't allowed to sit on the bed when it was made.  omg.  how things change. these days i often don't even make the bed, but that's another story.

the vanguard

this is old betsy.  i used to illegally drive her a few hundred miles to visit my mother and sister.  no licence. i have one now.  convenient for putting the scooter in the back when necessary
dad later got a lovely cortina.  i think i got a ding in it at the shopping centre

i think my fx was my fave.  no suspension and i had to hot wire it to start.  i loved this car.  i left my teddy bear in it when i sold it.  dad gave me my teddy when i was born.  grandpa bought me the fx. much to my parents displeasure 
my first boyfriend's fiat 500

i foolishly bought my first husband a customline when i got my inheritance.  very large car and very small inheritance  

my late husband's kingswood v8.  i could change the spark plugs, do the timing and fix the auto choke thingy. it used to stick all the time. very heavy on the petrol too. i love the sound of a v8 engine

after my husband died i got the charade.  so tiny after the kingswood.  not a popular choice with my son at the time

and this is my current car.  very common and ordinary.  the g/kids wish it had four doors, esp. as they get bigger.  we've had lots of fun times in this car.  i got it the year my grandson was born so it's getting on in car years.   

in between are some scooters.  i drove a honda 90 to school and my late husband and i had yamahas.  his was bigger and he used to pillion our daughter around.  an old (well he would be now) boyfriend had a vespa which i've always had a soft spot for. these days i drive a bike in bali, which everyone says is very brave of me.  however, i have to disagree and say it's more like stupidity. have you ever seen bali traffic? but i love it.  i've been thinking of getting a scooter again.  my sister has one.  not the best mode of transport in the winter time but wonderful in the warmer months.  and most importantly, you can always get a park. 

Thursday, 12 July 2012


i hate spam.  we all do.  i'm so sick of it.  i'm with yahoo and have been for yonks but the spam is driving me mad. i have to open my spam folder just in case a legit email goes there.  it does happen.  i filter as much as possible but they don't always work.  i block addresses which i really don't think helps as they don't often send their rubbish twice to the same email addy, but, i may be wrong about that.  i thought hotmail might be better but it's too much trouble to completely change addresses as everyone knows the one at yahoo.  the spam is getting worse too.  quite inappropriate and certainly nsfw.  don't these people know that i don't have a penis (and if i did what gives them the right to assume i'd want to enlarge it with their products), i don't gamble online and i don't really want to see someone's webcam just coz she thinks i'm cute?  how the heck does she know that as she's never met me.  and why are the girls with sex cams always called Heather?  what is your solution, if any, with the dreaded spam? i don't get any in my isp inbox.
cup of tea anyone?  i put this on my friend's fb as she's crazy about Lionel and this song.

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Techno Ectopics

Techno Ectopics  just a little bit of fun from Khatrun, my son's band.  a very talented group.


that's the name of the new library system.  nothing to do with music.  it doesn't sing along nicely coz we don't know how to do anything with it except the basics.                    
 talk about stress.  at least we are all in the same boat.  we also jumped on board the one card system so that you can use your library card at several libraries across the state.  eventually all libraries will be using this system.  i had three hours training for this massive undertaking.  ahhh.  luckily i am flexible and used to change.  every day when i go into work i can count on change.  whether it's a new agency staff member or someone has changed the rules or introduced something new and not told anyone.  i am retiring in two years if i last that long.  i spose that if i look at it as a challenging learning experience at least that's a positive bent on things. sometimes i wonder what has happened to the library service i joined all those years ago.  how is it possible to stuff it up so much in such a short time?  i'm working today.  kill me now

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