Friday, November 28, 2003

My blog has been accused of being the following things:
• Negative;
• Satirical;
• Appearing smarter than I really am;
• False advertising;
• Lacking of anecdotes;
• Being too brief.

Admittedly these remarks were imparted quite facetiously but I can't help but feel the need to address these wild and whirling words.

In English, a double negative forms a positive (as is the case in algebra actually). Seeing as there are apparently that many (-)s residing on this blog, we are really looking at an overall (+) picture aren't we?
Damn this 'common cold' is rendering me deaf AND my neck is STILL causing me grief. Oh look! Another positive!

The journey from Town Hall to work usually involves walking through a set of automatic sliding doors. However this particular sliding door is rather special as only the right pane slides. So in my state of weakened immunity and caffeine-deprivation, the only logical thing to do is to walk into the left pane *BAM*
Much worse than bashing your head against the window of a city rail train when you're doing the head-nodding sleeping thing.

Appearing smarter than I really am
The above should adequately abate any perception of me possessing a high IQ.

False advertising
I know, I haven't delivered on many of my promises e.g. elaborating on the Leo-Goh wedding and explaining my 'care factor zero' theory. But I should really endeavour to rectify the obvious 'false advertisement', and that requires me to metamorphose into some kind of Miss Universe. Maybe then I emulate Sandra Bullock in Miss Congeniality and sing "you really like me, you want to date me, you want to kiss me"?.

Lacking of anecdotes
Today I went into the toilet with a cup. Unfortunately (as is always the case) someone was in the lavatory while I was walking in with a cup and she gave me a queer look. What's so weird about walking into the loo with a cup?

Being too brief.
"Brevity is the soul of wit" (10 points for anyone who can guess the owner of that quote - preferably without the help of google - it will be tallied on my imaginary score card).

Thank Golly Its Friday (TGIF)!

Wednesday, November 26, 2003

Ahhh today has been a bugger of a day!
Firstly I have been hit with what they call the 'common cold'. Now can I interject at this juncture (har I am interjecting myself ... flippant much?) to mention the fact that doctors are completely demeaning the seriousness of a cold when they label it "common". There must be copious amounts of snot in my head because I am bordering delirium. Perhaps they should make snot-tablets instead of ecstasy et al. Digressing ...

Secondly I had to not just soft reset, not just hard reset but hard-hard reset my Pocket PC. Oh the WOE! Do you realise how much information/data/files I lost. Not to mention my mega high score in Lemonade Tycoon! It is honestly quite depressing. It reminds me of that time when my pencil case got stolen (whilst playing Daytona on George Street) and I was lamenting over the loss of my FAVOURITE ruler for 3 months! Even though my wallet was also ripped away from my possession.
Yeah I think I get too attached over inanimate objects.

Anyway, running late for basketball.
Will try and summon Grant Hill skills into thy self - which is actually quite realistic since he's injured and generally not as able as his old self.

Thursday, November 20, 2003

There is some evil man operating a jackhammer in my neck, and my head is feeling the after effects!
How's that for analogy.

Current motivation and level of brain cells at the lower end of the spectrum, hence time to blog. Will be paying for this unproductivity tomorrow. In the words of Jules Renard:
"Failure is not the only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others."

One of those successes is of course Guy Sebastian.
Isn't it just nice when someone truly genuine and down to earth gets somewhere, especially in a country that is ruled by John Howard.

Monday, November 17, 2003

Obsessed with Myers Briggs personality tests!

Here are the links for those who want to share my compulsion for self-realisation:
Jung Typology Test
Myers Briggs Personality Test

For those that may be interested, my current (I say current because I really don't wish to be a military leader) test result is ESTJ.

And for the benefit of some, this is the quote they had when explaining ESTJ'ians:
"If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen."

Wedding Extravaganza of the Century was held on the weekend that just passed. In many ways, that description really did hold true. I had an unbelievable time and its so beautiful to see a good friend plunge into the realms of ultimate balls and chains. Will elaborate on the wonderful occasion another time. Need to read up on Part XIB of the Trade Practices Act.

Thursday, November 13, 2003

A wave of panic is engulfing my existence.
Things to do for wedding before tomorrow morning:
• Buy dress
• Finish off quiz
• Prepare corny jokes for MC
• Take non existent annual leave
• Finish off reports/presentations at work.

Yup talk about ultimate preparation.

Things that made me chuckle (even in my state of anarchy) on the way from Town Hall to work:

• These bunch of old ladies that walked in a perfect line spanning the width of the pathway, meaning that NOBODY could overtake them. They were just going along their merry way not realising the chaos they were creating. Seeing as there was a traffic jam in front of me, I decided to stop off and grab coffee from my fave coffee shop. After the brief sojourn I continued to walk to work and whom shall I bump into again but the old ladies. I swear they must have only clocked up 5 metres in that 10 minute period. Is that the perfect example of the term 'decrepit' or what!

• A young child (we won't mention the fact that he was Asian) smiling gleefully because he found a Telegraph Mirror in the rubbish bin - hoorah! Geepers, maybe if it was The Australian I'd get a bit excited but the Telegraph Mirror?!? That's the newspaper version of Today Tonight *shiver*

• Coffee from my fave coffee shop - they know exactly what I want every morning. Talk about personal service.

• One of the ladies in my group at work. She's so funny. She was explaining to me this morning that she is too hammered to go through some work related material with me. I ain't complaining.

Chuckle over, back to reality.

I have decided that one of my favourite (if not the favourite) christmas song is 'Winter Wonderland'.

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening,
in the lane, snow is glistening
A beautiful sight,
we're happy tonight,
walking in a winter wonderland.

Click here for the rest of the words

Tuesday, November 11, 2003

This is actually the first free moment I've had at work where I am able to bludge. So what do I do? Blog. Talk about maximisation of free time.
I seriously think my head has increased in size and volume. There is no other possible explanation as to WHY my damn neck is aching constantly.
Eh, at least my thighs and ass are not bearing the full brunt.

Let's see, yes Hen's Night. Here is a quick summation:
• High tea - yeah there was nothing very low about the whole event. Chairs were high, food came in a high trolley thingy, price was high (har), real tea leave though.
• Red veil, pink shoes, fish neck stockings, wild hair, wild makeup, red tutu = devil bride. You were quite a sight YDG!
• Kobe Jones involved firemen, red lights, sake, soft shelled crab.
• I had horns! Bad idea because everybody played with them. Or is that a good thing?
• Bungalow 8 - too many friendly people watching the rugby, and some that were
playing with my horns.
• Shellbourne - oh the horror of retro and wailing to John Farnham.
• Star City - some people get too excited about winning $5.
• Kings Cross and the nightmare of HE-SHE, now named S/HEena
• Harrys - the ever reliable peas, mash and pie.
• Yum Cha - tripe, need I say more?

And the count down begins. The Leo-Goh wedding happens in 4 days and I don't even have enough leave hours to take a day off.
Need mental health!

Saturday, November 08, 2003

ok short & concise entry (says a person who could never keep within word limits) before I have to flee to Fiona's Hens Day-Night-and-Day extravaganza.
It has been a hectic month since the last entry, and I'm afraid the next couple of weeks will follow the same suit.
I am having trouble sleeping lately. I am physically and mentally exhuasted but yet have to resort to contemplating why I dreamt I was Sandy in "Grease" last week because I just can't get any R.E.M! Throw me a freakin' bone.

Moving along, I have since started my new job at Telstra. I have honestly learnt more in the last 2 weeks than I have in the past year. My manager is uber friendly and really does take care of me. He is one very bright man and that scares me to bits.
Last day at Deloitte (dot) was fantastic and memorable. Should really thank Michelle for organising the bulk of the events that day. Oh plus I got a Wallabies football from my team! (because I am a great sport ... hey I didnt' say it).

Damn I have to catch the train now. Ya'll have to just wait another 4 weeks until the next update. What a shame hey.

Outtie ...