Monday, October 31, 2005

Little Moments

I found this song today the lyrics are really sweet so I thought I would post it up here. The song is 'Little Moments' by Brad Paisely but I heard the song with John Mayer.
Well I'll never forget the first time that I heard
That pretty mouth say that dirty word
And I can't even remember now what she backed my truck into
But she covered her mouth and her face got red
And she just looked so darn cute
That I couldn't even act like I was mad
Yeah I live for little moments like that

Well that's just like last year on my birthday
She lost all track of time and burnt the cake
And every smoke detector in the house was goin' off
And she was just about the cry until I took her in my arms
And I tried not to let her see me laugh
Yeah I live for little moments like that

I know she's not perfect but she tries so hard for me
And I thank God that she isn't 'cause how boring would that be
It's the little imperfections it's the sudden change in plans
When she misreads the directions and we're lost but holdin' hands
Yeah I live for little moments like that

When she's layin' on my shoulder on the sofa in the dark
And about the time she falls asleep so does my right arm
And I want so bad to move it 'cause it's tinglin' and it's numb
But she looks so much like an angel that I don't wanna wake her up
Yeah I live for little moments
When she steals my heart again and doesn't even know it
Yeah I live for little moments like that

It was this line that I really liked

I know she's not perfect but she tries so hard for me
And I thank God that she isn't 'cause how boring would that be

I always think thats the reason why the man loves me.

Well I liked the lyrics, but I have a feeling the real song may be a country and western tune.


The story of the Berrigan Cup part two

After the races we went back to Cam's got changed...(I love you jeans and shirt!), had some food (I love you food) and eventually headed into the Berrigan Golf and Bowling Club on the bus.
The club was actually pretty good, I don't think I drank anything except water that I can remember but we met the man's sister, her husband and their baby there. So cute! (the baby). I got to hold her an the man was as well. And here was the surprise...he is a baby man! He was holding her did all the right things I was amazed!
We said goodbye to them and to a very sad looking turtle-lips, best friend and her man at around 10 and headed outside in the mud and rain to a tent with a DJ..and apparently a band was playing although I didn't see them!

About midnight we caught the bus back to Cam's and spent an hour giggling, eating cold sausages and ..giggling. It was really fun.
We headed off to our tent (in the rain still) and bunked down for the night. I woke up a short time later to water dripping on my head, thats right the tent leaked. So of course I woke the man up to tell him as well...everytime I got dripped on in fact. Apparently it went something like "the man! I'm getting dripped on again!". So we got very little sleep and woke around 6 (7 with daylight savings the next morning), we got up around then as well because our tent was so full of water and Cam's family has hundreds of chooks which were awake as well!
It was around 10 that everyone decided that seeing how they went home so early and were still in bed that best friend and man's tent should 'collapse'. And collapse it did! It was pretty funny actually. Although I was a bit annoyed when she came out some 10 minutes later and complained of being 'tired'. Try sleeping in a puddle man!

We pretty much all packed up after that and the man and I headed out to see his family for the afternoon which was alright. We saw the baby again and then went over to the man's mum and stepdad's farm as well.

We ended up getting back into Albury about 6:45pm and I had to work at 7 so only had time to get home, have a shower (love you shower) and get to work (only 20 minutes late!). the man came with me and played some F.E.A.R and then ate some chinese and then conked out on the couch while I 'worked'.

Got home around quarter to one and the parentals were still up so said good night to them and went to bed. Woke up to the man saying he was getting picked up in 5 minutes this morning (very sad thing to wake up to) and then saw him off.

That pretty much set the mood for the rest of the day for me, my mouse broke and the one I've got to replace it isn't doing much of a better job. Feeling a bit miserable at the moment because I need to get going on my last assignment...but I'm tired and miss the man a lot already.

The END.

Oh the weather outside is frightful: The story of the Berrigan Cup weekend

As all the good stories do I will begin at the beginning. About five on Friday I began to get ready for the Business Club Cocktail ball, best friend and her new man, Dave came over to pick me up as they had borrowed my car and dropped me off at Campbell Crt. Where I was shocked at my complete lack of 'girlyness'. And I thought I'd been getting better too! Double sided tape, concealer and whether your breasts looked 'perky' or not were the major issues of the afternoon but eventually the boys turned up and we began to get ready to leave (after consuming much champagne and mini pizzas of course). Here was the big surprise the man turned up, dressed up and all! I was so excited! I'd heard a rumour he may of been in town but had no idea he was coming to the ball.

Once we got the ball we had our first 'cocktail', some kind of chocolate cowboy concotion which tasted terrible to begin with but began to grow on you. I met up with uni liz not long after and so began a very fun night.
Some key events were:

- Being kissed hello by a polish student who was shortly after introduced to the man
- Later seeing uni liz and polish student pick-up
- Somehow managing to turn my shoes into skates (yet again) and (yet again) not fall over (this is the 3rd time this has happened in those shoes)
- Decide I was 'way more drunk than what I wanted to be' and then drink about 4 glasses of water in less than the same number of minutes
- Getting into some fun shenanigans with the man
- Have to drag uni liz away from polish student when it was time to go home (and felt really bad about it)

We went home to bed and I awoke the next morning to rain (damn!) and a headache.
After making sure I'd eaten heaps and getting everyone else out of bed (the man took the longest as he was curled up in the foetal position claiming he was never drinking again) we got ready for the cup and headed off to pick up turtle lips drop off uni liz and drive to Berrigan.

I have to say this, the drive to Berrigan SUCKS. I think it is because there is nothing remotely interesting about it, and at the end, well at the end you are in Berrigan so enough said.
Once we got to Berrigan we headed to Cam's house (the man's housemate) and met up with the rest of the gang and started drinking, watched the boys pitch the tents and then the girls drove to the racecourse (about 500m away). The man on the gate was most probably drunk or had something seriously wrong with him and we ended up driving half the way back and smuggling some champagne bottles under the fence to retrieve later, because we couldn't get a park in the racecourse.

I think I saw about 2 horse races the whole day and by about 4:00 had given in and was wearing Trents suit jacket because of the horrible rain. Seriously it sucked. And I think that guys have no idea how cold girls get. They walk around in their suits with their socks, pants, shoes, underwear, shirt etc while we have minimal underwear, shoes that you could kill a person with and usually dresses that tarzan's loin cloth are made out of more material than. I guess this is the reason why all the girls bar best friend and I went back to Albury. Pikers.

Continued: Next post to make reading easier

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Robots ate my grandma

You Are an Emo Rocker!

Expressive and deep, lyrics are really your thing.
That doesn't mean you don't rock out...
You just rock out with meaning.
For you, rock is more about connecting than grandstanding.

Sojourn to Sydney continued

So after finding a small cafe that didn't look like it was going to take my purse and eat its entire contents I had some croissants and a REALLY great coffee. Its a pity I cant remember the name of this fabulous coffee place otherwise I could start doing reviews! Of course stupid me chose I crumbly food like croissants so I was continually wiping crumbs off and checking I hadn't jammed* myself. At about 8:15 I headed across the road and began the pre-interview count down. I'm not sure if I've mentioned this before but (perhaps not so much in group assessments like yesterday)timing is a key thing to get right when attending an interview. Too early and it makes you look like you have nothing better to do, plus it can inconvienience the interviewer, but obviously you do not want to be late. Late = very bad and very bad = no job. I've found around 3-4 minutes is quite good and 5 minutes is ok. But you have to count for time in the lift. So I'd arrived with 15 minutes to spare, I went to the toilet (10 mins to spare), found the lift I'd have to get in (8mins to spare) went for a walk around the inside of the building (6 mins to spare) and got the lift up praying it was a slow lift. We shot to the 15th floor like a rocket but when I got out of the lift there was already about 4 people there. So I was quite happy with that. We all introduced ourselves which is the first time this has happened at an assessment centre. Eventually we all got given name badges with stickers on them. I was a bit concerned to find mine had a yellow sticker which meant I was being interviewed for IT positions, where as I'd applied for a generalist position (hadn't even filled out the section for IT). When I got to my interview they started asking me IT questions about this SYDNEY job. So I told them I'd applied for the generalist part so they asked me both questions and then I told them I'd put down melbourne as my first preference. So we will see how that goes. We also had a group exercise (which I didn't feel went as well as it had at Telstra), two written exercises and an in-tray exercise. Then we got to go home but not before I'd eaten an exorbitant amount of the free kool fruits (because hey they were free).

And that was Sydney. I honestly didn't like it, I didn't like it in March when I went their and it wasn't any better this time. The people are rude, its hard to get around and the thing I liked MOST was the weather so thats saying something. Melbourne literally has four seasons in one day and I still like it better.

Well thats about it.

Need to finish an assignment today.


*jammed - to jam is to cover oneself with jam (From the UK TV Show Black Books)

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Sojourn to Sydney

I travelled up to Sydney yesterday and managed to catch a taxi to the hotel with no problems. Then my problems began. The hotel wanted an impression of my credit card...thing is, I DON'T HAVE a credit card. Then they wanted $100. Which I also didn't have. Why they don't tell you these things before you get there I don't know. So I had to go get $100 from the bank, which really annoyed me because it was considerably less $$ for shopping. Anyway that settled I was by now quite angry and annoyed, but when I unlocked the door to my room and stepped inside all my anger melted away. The room (sorry apartment) was huge with a kitchen, bathroom and huge living area, oh and a balcony that looked out over Sussex St with Darling Harbour in the background.

Once settled in I headed out "exploring*". I walked up a few blocks went through the Queen Victoria building and then through Myers into Pitt St Mall, had a look around there...looked in Borders the best shop in the world and then walked down to The Rocks. In all I'd been walking for around 2 hours by now and was quite far from where I'd started. It was starting to get dark so decided to head back up to the area around my hotel and search for something for dinner. I was pretty proud of myself I headed back in a completely different direction, ended up on Sussex St, sussed out the place where my interview was at and then walked past my hotel and up another two blocks to Chinatown.

Now the thing about Chinatown is that its really nice and all, but the waiter/resses stand outside their restaurants and try and entice you in. I remembered the very wise advice of the grandparentals and tried to choose a restaurant with lots of people. Now the thing was, there was lots of people...lots of people outside
I walked in...and there was no-one, having already told the waitress I would be ordering takeaway, I felt I'd gone too far into the lion's den to go back now. So ordered some long soup, chicken and cashews and steamed rice. I got back to the hotel $25 lighter and crashed on the couch with 'Everyone Loves Raymond' and my chinese. The soup contained things that resembled dim sims. I took a bite of one and glanced at the meat inside. I nearly died. I spat out my mouthful and threw the rest in the bin. I have to say, I've never eaten feline and/or canine related food before, but this was not NORMAL. It was pink and squishy and a round shape and reminded me of a certain part of human anatomy, that should definitely not be eaten (if any parts should).

The chicken and cashews were okay, not fantastic and not worth what I paid for them, but you get that. The rice was great though!

After dinner I had a bath with Harry (Potter), did some reading for the next day, headed off to bed and talked to the man for awhile and then went to sleep.

I woke up at 5:00am by sunlight streaming through the window..and tried to go back to sleep. I got up around quarter to six, got dressed, watched some news, read some more for the interview and then packed up and stowed my suitcase at the desk. I strolled down Sussex St in search of some breakfast. be continued.

** exploring - wandering with the intention to shop

Sunday, October 23, 2005

No matter what, no matter who somebody hates me!

Did I mention in my last post my job was giving me the poopies? I love my job. There is one customer in here who I know, and turtle-lips so I've got the music cranked to Reel Big Fish!

Love my job!

Over and Out!

p.s. It's true, no matter what, no matter who, somebody hates me and I hate somebody too!

Saturday, October 22, 2005

When I grow up...

Having worked at The Lan Mine for more than a year now I like to think I have a relatively good grasp of what kids these days are like. I've got to tell you, its not good.

Granted a lot of the 'kids' are teenage boys who talk in monosyllables and who are probably just at a stage where they come across as rude, but the younger kids, the 10 year olds are just plain rude. Some things I've heard include:

- "Get me a milkshake"
- "Tag" (you need a tag to log on so this is their way of going "Hi, would I be able to get a tag please. When they're rude like this I get great satisfaction of being able say we are booked out)
- Various profanities and hitting on computer screens etc

So when I grow up, and have kids*, they're going to have manners, be able to communicate properly (including being able to make phone calls), play a sport (if they want to but will spend some time outside).

I'm just sick of parents sticking their kids in here for hours at a time, although often the parents are as rude as their kids. Try telling them that we have no computers free!

Thats my rant for today. I swear if I have to make another snooty kid a milkshake today I will scream.

p.s. I am not entirely a horrible person, I did recognise how polite two kids were before and gave them a free half hour card each.

* having kids may or may not happen.

Chuckle Chuckle

This bird flu thing is starting to be a bit scary. I'm not sure how many of my "readers" actually read the newspapers, but every day there has been bird flu found in some other country..

Did you ever see the movie 'Outbreak'? We had to watch it in yr 8 for science...of course that was monkeys and not birds but...well it wasn't pretty.

I did find this amusing ( From The Age Saturday 22nd October 2005) :


AUSTRALIA The Federal Government is stockpiling antiviral medicines and said it would close all air and sea ports in the event of an outbreak.

BRITAIN Government to buy vaccine for entire UK population if pandemic breaks out.

GERMANY All poultry confined to pens.

I guess thats just my sense of humour...Australia stockpiling medicine, Britain providing the entire country with vaccine, and Germany are confining their poultry to pens....

I'd better start my assignment now.


Friday, October 21, 2005

Burning up..and out

So I am exhausted. I mean literally exhausted, I've got nothing left in me. I'm a bit fluey with a runny nose this morning but I don't think I actually have a cold, I've just been going so hard my body has come to a grinding halt. So today I'm not going to do any study. (I don't even have the energy to make my bed let alone write an essay). I have an assignment to start but I've only been just able to get moving..and its 2pm. So I'm going to submit my assignment due tonight and then maybe do some washing.

Speaking of washing...this is how bad my situation is..I have no clean clothes..more specifically underwear..oh yes I've gone through all the pairs of undies you get in 3 packs that you don't ever know you get two okay pairs and then there is a third (usually that tan colour you never wear). I've gone through them all. I am in fact WEARING dirty underwear as I write this. I had to go through two weeks of dirty clothes and rate my underwear from least to most wearable. At the moment I am wearing my grey snoopy undies. I am washing some clothes right now and will have some clean undies to wear later. Exciting stuff. A whole paragraph on laundry.

The man is a bit burn out too. He has been working every day for the past 3 weeks I think. And plans to work this weekend too. He doesn't HAVE all. He just does. guys man guys. So the Berrigan Cup will be an awesome weekend for both of us to relax. I'm really (obviously) looking forward to it.

So I'm going to go and attempt to clean my room.


"I've been given my brush and paint, but where will I paint my life?" - Blueside (Rooney)

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Warning: Contents may contain dodgy-ness

Warning: This post is very controversial, actually not so much controversial as perhaps slightly unethical on my part. I will avoid using names etc.

So a certain friend of mine tonight informed me of something tonight. Something I bet they hadn't now that I'm posting it on the internet.

A certain manager at a certain computer games store we will call him "Harry" and the computer games store "CG". Anyway Harry being decidedly 'dodgy' came into the shop at closing time, decided the staff working that day had not sold enough and then made the oh so smart decision of paying them for a smaller amount of hours (one staff member apparently worked from 10:30am - 5:00pm and was only paid until 2:30pm

I'm sure that certain people i.e. the person who told me will be outraged that I put this up here and to be honest I'm not entirely sure that it's right either. What I do know is that this is NOT RIGHT, that this manager is pretty much committing fraud.
Besides not paying the staff their correct amount (breaking the law btw) he is lying to the company. I will explain why this is.
Had the manager properly paid the staff, the shop may not have made budget for the day. And this looks poor on the managers behalf. By NOT paying the staff correctly it saves the business money yes, and yes the store perhaps would have made budget. But it is fraud because obviously head office is not getting the proper data for the day. I'm not sure how to explain this any clearer.
Head office makes decisions based on the sales figures and budget reports sent in every day. These decisions include how many hours should be allocated to each store, future budgets etc. By Harry not submitting accurate figures he is leading head office to make changes they may not have to do. I mean if this sort of thing was something that Harry regularly did, not saying that he does, but if it was, and it didn't only stop at short-changing employees, it is something that could seriously affect the store, and to an extent the entire company (for example budgets for the surrounding stores in the region).

Thats just my two cents. I think its very wrong. I really don't know where to go from here. No one really reads this, but as there is not much else I can do about it is in case anyone actually decides to.

- Jen

I'm a MO chick!!!

Originally uploaded by trojen_hoarse.
So as part of the lan mine's community spirit they have decided to participate in "Movember". All the guys from work will be growing a moustache from 1st of November in an effort to raise money to fight prostate cancer. As a 'mo girl' I am supposed to recruit mo growers and also encourage people to sponsor the mo growers we already have!!

Sounds like fun AND it's for a good 'cause!


If you want to start your own team, go here
If you want to sponsor us we are team 'Team Lan Mo' (number #468)

A lack of colour

"And when I see you, I really see you upside down,
but my brain knows better, it picks you up and turns you around,
turns you around"

So like I mentioned in my last post I'm really liking this song. It's very much the kind of music I'm slowly getting into. I love it, discovering new music. Sure like turtlelips said he has liked this music before me...but I like finding this myself. Heck best friend tried to get me into Xavier Rudd and I wouldn't have a bar of it. But now I don't mind that 12th of September song.

Anyway I got invited to an assessment centre at ACMA today (they sent me a text message!) but it's in Sydney and its next Tuesday so I'm not entirely sure if I'm going to go. Will have to talk to Dad about that one. I have a couple of irons in the fire already..but I'd be spewing if they both fell through. Will post back later what happens with this.

Well I'm slowly but surely diving back into my usual uni end of year state. The bags under the eyes have started, the 6am mornings (soon to be 5am) have begun (although after I finished some stuff this morning I went back to bed for 40 minutes before uni). This is when I'm at my best and my worst. I'm at my best because deep down I love it, but I'm at my worst because I am so stressed, and I don't take care of myself properly. It was nothing last semester to study from 9-8 in the library and then walk home. But I'm hanging onto the thought this is the last time I will do this.

Yesterday I bought a dress! I like it and I'm really looking forward to the Berrigan Cup so I can wear it yay!!! best friend is lending me her cool necklace and we might be painting me some shoes! (green!)

Well better get back to it!


Saturday, October 15, 2005


Well I thought I haven't really done a music post before I thought it might be nice to do a regular 'what I'm listening to post'. So here it is!

Turtle-lips got me onto Dakota by the Stereophonics..its a really good song and I've gotten a few more of their songs since just to check them out...not bad!

I mentioned a few posts ago about Imogen Heap's song 'Hide and Seek', well on my quest for more OC songs I found 'Goodnight and Go', and I dont mind that either its a cross between 'Everyday is a winding road' by Sheryl Crow and a fraction of the whiningness from 'Hide and Seek'

"Why'd you have to be so cute
It's impossible to ignore you
Must you make me laugh so much
It's bad enough we get along so well
Say goodnight and go"

Really liked that bit and also the part

"One of these days
You'll miss your train, and come stay with me
It's always say goodnight and go

When the man and I were getting to know each other he missed his train on purpose so we could spend more time together. That line kind of reminded me of that.

Anyway I think David Gray has a new album on the way so I'm trying to dig up some of that to have a listen.

Also another great song is 'A lack of colour' by Death Cab for Cutie, check it out.

Two hot chicks

So best friend and I went out last night (well last afternoon to be more precise) we started at The Bended Elbow where we had a free sample of their beer of the month. Can't remember what it was. Then we strolled down to Paddy's enjoying the sunshine and started drinking pints of beer (this was at maybe 5pm or a bit earlier). I wasn't too excited about drinking pints of carlton (like turtlelips I am more of a boutique beer drinker or drink corona's)but they went down pretty well! We started getting a bit peckish so ordered a garlic and herb log thingo which for some reason also came with a bowl of potato gems, mini dim sims and spring rolls (hey we didn't complain!). We had nachos for dinner, all the while consuming more pints while getting hit on by guys (one of whom got kicked out for using the bar as a urinal). We ended up going home at about 11:30 which was great because I had a huge sleep and then woke up and was fine, I felt BETTER than I normally do in the morning.

I was looking forward to meeting up with other liz but it didn't end up happening because I piked so early. Anyway's I have a ton of study to I'd better hit the books!


Friday, October 14, 2005

October - May = 5 months!

A picture of me!
Originally uploaded by trojen_hoarse.
So I owe the man an apology. He pointed out to me that 18 months will be the 14th of November..not October. He also promised that we will do something special then. Apparently the 17th month anniversary isn't a big deal (who knew!).

If you are reading this the man, I'm sorry I can't count.
And I feel like a bit of a goose..hence the picture

The Medical

So I had my first medical yesterday, I was poked and prodded (and not in a good way).

No surprises that I'm underweight with a BMI of 17.5. I did weigh less than I thought I did and that was fully clothed. The first doctor was really nice, she said according to the BMI thing I'm supposed to put on 10 kilos and she goes "but you don't want to put on 10 kilos do you?" and I said (predictably) "no". Then she busts out "well you don't see overweight racehorses do you?" Funny stuff. I took it to mean that I'm healthy not that I have an characteristics of a horse.

The hearing tests (while weird) were fine and the eyesight test was ok, but the NEXT doctor...I did not like.

I had to take off all my clothes (again not in a good way) and put on this gown and then he goes "now I'm going to have to get you to bend over". And I was about to get the hell out of there because no job is worth THAT much! then he clarified what he meant when he said "so I can check your spine".


Everything else was fine and that was the medical!


Thursday, October 13, 2005

A plus and a minus = ?

So I think I may have mentioned way back in September how I had done an assignment for Ethics and that I seriously thought I was going to fail (really I did!) anyway I got the assignment back last night, ripped the envelope open...and a modest 92/100. Or a HD for the uninitiated! So yay! I was so happy I rang best friend and then the man. Best friend was excited but then when I got to talking to the man he said he isn't coming up this weekend.
Which you know.. is ok. He wants to save money or whatever, I'm not going to see him now til the Berrigan Cup (2 and a bit weeks away). I'm just really disappointed because we will have been together for 1 1/2 yrs on Friday (when he was meant to be coming up) and I had all these elaborate plans thought up, so I told him that that was why I was upset and he said how it's only 18 months, and what are we supposed to be celebrating that we've been able to stand each other for 18 months?

Best friend was a bit the same but she has never exactly been a beacon of positivity when it comes to the man and so I wasn't bothered.
I didn't think of it as.."wow we've been together for a while now good on us". I thought of me surprising the man and then us going out to dinner or something, not to celebrate how long we have been together but because we love each other (well at least I love him). But I guess it's not to be.

It's probably not really a big deal. But it sure dampened my excitement about my assignment :(

Anyway just got back from a bike ride and need to go and jump in the shower.


Sunday, October 09, 2005

Tired Eyes

So I'm pretty tired right now. I had a little freak out last night when I started thinking how exams are soon and it feels like I haven't done any work for some of my subjects. Not cool.

Well this is just a quick post, just finished one assignment and am starting another one.

That is all!

Friday, October 07, 2005


Originally uploaded by trojen_hoarse.
So this is the hallway to the lift bank where you walk along and each "set" of lifts e.g. to levels 1-10 has its own little hallway that runs off this big one.

I'm still in awe!

From Flinders

Originally uploaded by trojen_hoarse.
This is the building from Flinders St station, its the big one in the background with the dome


Originally uploaded by trojen_hoarse.
So I had a job interview today. Imagine that your best friend told you that she likes girls and then slapped you in the face with a dead fish.

Thats what my face would have looked like when I walked into this place. This is just a picture of the ROOF..I felt like I was Harry Potter walking along diagon alley for the first time. My jaw was on the floor.

I got there a couple of minutes too early...its so hard to judge the punctual but not TOO punctual thing. I like to go for right on 5 minutes..but anyway I thought 'hey I will go to the toilet I just walked past (I get pee anxiety when I'm nervous) so I walk in...again jaw drops everything is in black was AMAZING!

Anyway...gotta go...just had to share!

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Jen! It's a bomb!

So I was sleeping peacefully next to the man last night when I felt him sit up so I half woke him throwing his alarm clock at me and yelling "jen, it's a bomb"...

Nothing like that to scare the pants off you...

Especially when it was ticking.

This wasn't the first time something like this has happened.

I woke up a bit disoriented one night at the man's house and asked "where am I". To which the sleeping man replied "We're in Kokoda Jen"...I nearly fell out of bed and said "WHAT?"...then he started talking about how we have to "fall back" I ask him "WHAT ARE YOU GOING ON ABOUT?"...and of course "it's in the book Jen" like how could I NOT know that. (He was reading Kokoda by Peter Fitzsimmons at the time) Der Jen huh.

So my new pyjamas consist of a battle helmet, a sword, some armour and some flannelette bottoms with rabbits on them (just for good measure).


Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Oh you know I did it, it's over and I feel fine

Phew, so one assignment down. 5 to go...then 5 exams. But anyway, it's done which is awesome. I have class in 45 minutes so I've grabbed some food and am at the lan mine filling in time now that I've printed the assignment off.

I'm still a bit hungry actually...

I'm really annoyed at the lecturer for this subject, he pretty much isn't available most of the time (it took him 5 days to reply to my last email) and there isn't anyone else at uni who can help (depsite dad telling me there is).

So with a little help from a student who has done the subject before, and my friend Liz we nutted out something that resembles an assignment.
Anyway, its done now.

I have till friday when the man gets home from work to finish another assignment (3000 word report) which I haven't started typing yet (done a fair bit of research though), then I have saturday and sunday at work (and possibly monday) to start and finish another assignment (as well as my weekly essay too). So I'm going to be pretty busy! (i.e. may not write in here till next week sometime).

I'm looking forward to Saturday night though, the man and I are supposed to be going to one of his/ours friends house for dinner and a movie.
I tried downloading (yes I know I'm bad) a movie (never done it before). Left it running overnight and was pretty excited to see it had downloaded when I woke up, I opened it up expecting to see "The Wedding Crashers" and got instead, 2 hours of "Ghetto Wars". It's two HOURS of black people fighting each other.

I learned my lesson!


Music that gets me moving

I just realised I really like the Black Eyed Peas! I noticed at work on Sunday night that there is a direct correlation between Black Eyed Peas songs and me dancing. I was dancing while I was making a coffee and "Don't Lie" was playing...I was dancing while I made a milkshake and "Lets get it started" was playing too!

Well its that time of semester. When I can see a small light at the tunnel. I know the next 2-3 weeks are going to be hell. But that light at the end of the tunnel which is the Berrigan Cup is keeping me going.

Off to melbourne tonight after hopefully handing a completed assignment in, attending class etc.

Then I have a job interview here on Friday, then hopefully hand another assignment in on Friday night, and another on Monday...(see this is the hell I was referring to!)

So I've gotta get moving....


Sunday, October 02, 2005

Reprise: going on?

Where are we? going on?

I lashed out at an idiot on the uni forums today who told someone who had planned on going to Bali in the coming weeks that they would probably be safe because they've been bombed now so it won't happen again. Well that really got my goat because I'm pretty darn sure thats what the people who are over there holidaying now were probably thinking.

Obviously terrorism does strike twice in the same place.

I'm supposed to be going to Thailand in December and there are already DFAT warnings out for the lower parts of Thailand (we're not going there and they aren't advising against going there altogether), and DFAT warnings out for bird flu.

So it makes you a bit scared I suppose, its a crazy world we live in.

I read a lot of newspapers and watch a lot of news and so you hear a lot of sad things that go on like a teenager who was killed this week when a ute rolled on him. Its sad because you think how bad their family must be feeling right now, and with the first reported Australian death in the Oct 1 Bali Bombings a 16yr old..its just really terrible.

It's nuts that the people who carry out these crimes think that they are doing the right thing. It seems like most terrorism incidents these days are carried out by suicide bombers, so they'd REALLY want to believe in what they are doing.

Anyway, not much else to report. Went out last night it was great, I danced, I drank and not feeling too bad today. Also caught up with my old housemate Tom with turtle-lips which was great.

Better finish this assignment.


I'm a charmer

Your Personality Profile
You are dependable, popular, and observant.Deep and thoughtful, you are prone to moodiness.In fact, your emotions tend to influence everything you do.
You are unique, creative, and expressive.You don't mind waving your freak flag every once and a while.And lucky for you, most people find your weird ways charming!

Pretty spot on!...I'm hope people really do find my weird ways charming.

Saturday, October 01, 2005

My future house!

matt's house
Originally uploaded by trojen_hoarse.
So if all goes well and according to plan this is where I will be living next year! I'm trying my hand at the photo blog thing from flickr.
Also I finally put word verification on my comments so no more people placing weird ads on this blog!



I do not like Chicken and Jam
I do not like them

I do not like them here or there
I do not like them anywhere
Not in a house, not with a mouse
Not here or there, not anywhere
I do not like Chicken and Jam
I do not like them Jen-I-am

In case you couldn't tell I've been really missing fruit (and to a lesser extent meat). I am very very sick of chicken as I have had it the past 5 out of 6 nights (last night I had fish for a change).

I am also sick of cereal, jam on toast and cheese.

So today I bought apples, bananas, grapes and a date scone to eat while I'm at work. The apples are chilling in the fridge they're going to be great!

Well I'd better go do some study, make the most of my day!

p.s. If you couldn't tell (and SHAME on you if you couldn't) the poem is green eggs and ham by Dr Suess with some slight changes.