Monday, May 30, 2005

Driving slow on sunday..afternoon and I never want to leave

Well it's another Sunday afternoon here at The Lan Mine desperately trying to not let my customer service skills slip too much. I don't understand why in a job where I have so little to do, helping customers seems like a chore! It doesn't make sense! I guess you just have to get into a positive frame of mind. Well I am feeling pretty seedy at the minute, went to Campbell Crt last night and had a few drinks with the man which was a bit quiet but fun.
I have one more essay to write before exams, it's for International Economics. It's on how the amount of protection (e.g. tariffs etc) for the Australian Manufacturing industry has declined and if its a good thing etc...which I will hopefully do tonight and some of tomorrow and then my exam study begins tomorrow as I have uni tomorrow night!...never ends. But in just 4 weeks my exams will be over and I will have 5 weeks off. I hope I don't fail anything because that is really going to stuff everything up. I won't finish uni in time and so will be re-doing subjects when I need a proper job to be able to pay off my loan next year, then if I fail more subjects its going to make it very hard for me to get a job anyway. I have already failed two and only one company has been interested. I have had about 20 knockbacks which is a bit disheartening.
Well the man has just left to go back to Melbourne, which is a bit sad but I went down to Melbourne on Thursday and brought him back for the weekend so that was pretty good. I won't see him until after my exams now, which sucks but I guess I won't be distracted.
This is going to be a long post because I haven't written for a week, but very exciting news...Foo Fighters have a new cd coming out!! I listened to the first single "Best of You" just now and its unreal! You can listen to it here.
The album comes out in June hopefully I can download it early because some foo fighters would probably get me over the line for exams. Thats how much I like music! When I say download it early, its purely for the convienience of having it sooner, I will buy it when it is released no doubt about it.
I also made a impulse purchase of the first season of the O.C. which was ONLY $35!!!! woo hoo! I knows a bargain when I sees one! But I have surrendered the dvds to the man until exams are over. ..I have a lot to look forward to.
Because the chances of anyone reading this now are extremely slim, for anyone who is, I will let you in on a secret. This is very exciting. If by some fluke I pass all my subjects, my semester at uni will not be too bad in my next and last semester..then....get this....the world is my oyster! I will have finished uni, hopefully with a little luck I can get a job (in melbourne) with not too much trouble. Then the man and I have plans to move in together..I think. Which is pretty exciting...and a little daunting. But mostly exciting...

Well I think thats it for now,
I will let you know how the essay and exam study goes..or how it doesn't go.


Monday, May 23, 2005

Pickled Pickle

Well, Pickle is dead! I can't believe it. Somehow I've turned from a responsible pet owner into Jen the Ripper. I'm definitely getting another pet. In all honesty I didn't see how a crab was going to survive in a fish tank, but hey.
I went to FEED him..which is what you do with pets and there he was on the bottom of the tank, upside...down.... surely if something was dead in water it would float?
Gotta go...........Jen

Thursday, May 19, 2005


So, what happened to Elvis? Well the poor little guy wasn't looking any perkier so my housemate suggested I put him in the freezer where he would just freeze and die peacefully (supposedly), so Elvis is currently freezing in a cup in my freezer, when he is frozen I will pull him out of the cup and have a fishsicle which I can bring out at parties etc.

BUT, I had a visit from the T-Man today, thats Trent for all you people who don't know. I installed some software onto his laptop for him and then we went down to the K-9 Catfish to get me a new fish. The new fish part worked out fine, his name is Terrance (Terra for short) and he is your usual we were leaving trent spotted a cherry spider crab....which he bought. It's name is Pickle and he has big claws. I didn't think it would be that much trouble but it's a maniac, I put some plants in the tank and it keeps climbing up them to get out so I had to put a lid on the tank, it threatens Rodriguez and Terrance and it looks pretty frightening! So I have got some pictures! The one of me on the table for all you silly people who haven't seen 'The Office' is a David Brent pose, so don't freak (phreak?) out.

p.s I will now be keeping you posted on the outcome of the fish v pickle saga.

Elvis has leaving the building

Well it's a bit sad but I think Elvis (my goldfish) might be on his last fins. When I woke up this morning he had the floats, and while I vigourously cleaned out his tank despite some upside down wriggling he doesn't seem to have made much of an it will just be down to Rodriguez (he was a black fish who turned white and is now a goldfish...he's a bit colour confused) to carry on the tank. I've had them for a year though which must be some kind of record..for me anyway.

Speaking of records...I ate a WHOLE pizza last night. That's right..not just 3 pieces...a WHOLE pizza! so I don't know what's wrong with me but it beat cooking!

Will post back on Elvis's health (or lack of it later)

Stay Tuned,


Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Taking an interest

Well I have recently received an email stating that "do you really think anyone would want to read about what you do everyday". Well I believe you, my readers do like to read about what I do everyday. Interestingly enough most of my readers are my friends and family, people you would assume take an interest in what you are up to for example: how work is, how uni is going, what i'm doing on the weekend, what i did on the weekend, how boyfriends are going etc ETC....things normal friends talk about.

But apparently people close to you DON'T WANT TO KNOW!
Having said that, we could possibly assume that it is only this one particular individual who doesn't want to know....

Which is a real pity for them. Hopefully everyone else reading this enjoys it.

Monday, May 16, 2005

So sunday...

I'm here at work...really early. Because I thought I could do some study...hasn't happened yet. I should though because I had a couple of beers last night, and study got put on hold in favour of guitar playing....

I can now semi-play:

Bad Moon Rising (CCR)
Down on the Corner (CCR)
Lighthouse - The Waifs (as sung by dani)
Harley and Rose (The Black Sorrows) --------> best song ever!

Well I am going to have some more breakfast, check out penny-arcade forums then do some study..seriously I am..

Now EVERYONE can post!

It was brought to my attention that no-one can comment on any of my posts, unless they sign up. And WHO wants to do that, it'd be effort right? Well now you can type merrily away without having to give out any of your precious details...are you happy now?

Saturday, May 14, 2005

My first post aka welcome to jenTopia

For some reason, probably as a way of procrastinating about doing my uni assignments and study I have decided to start a blog. I can't be sure if anyone will read this, but blogs seem to be the "in" thing these days and it could be interesting.

So welcome to jenTopia, I hope some of my friends will visit and post some nice messages. I will try to keep this up-to-date....