Friday, December 29, 2006

voyeurs are us

Well, we have just discovered that the womon in the apartment opposite our office block liked to do her housework and cooking in the nude. 2 entire floors of office workers in our building have just rushed to the windows to check her out.

the poor girl is oblivious to this as our office windows are tinted.

well with xmas finaly out of the way... spent the morning having smoked salmon and champagne with Mum and the Family, and the afternoon getting totally trashed at friends for xmas afternoon drinks.

New Years Eve will be spent watching the fireworks from the 40th floor of an appartment in Circular Quay, overlooking the Harbour. this will be the first time i have been anywhere near that area on NYE. then back to Newtown to celebrate the night away. lord knows what ill do for recovery yet.

had a great conversation with germany the other day (not the whole country, just one person.....Bert) he reminded me of how the building i had done some work on was going and i got suddenly very home-away-from-home-sick. funny how little things i did when i was there, will be there to stay. i still cant get over the experience i had in Germany.... cant wait to get back there !

Monday, December 25, 2006

Sunday, December 24, 2006

unconscious mutterings

  1. Terrify :: bravery

  2. Month ::ly

  3. Throat :: deep

  4. Invasion :: of the body snatchers

  5. Nail :: biting

  6. 12 :: days of christmas

  7. Bicker :: unresolved issues

  8. Thomas ::edison (no idea why that sprung to mind)

  9. Sibling :: love/hate

  10. Delude :: thy self

Happy Holidays!!

Friday, December 22, 2006

really really bad jokes

Did you hear about the peanut in the hospital?
He was assaulted.

Two atoms are talking:
"Help, somebody has stolen one of my electrons!"
"Are you sure?"
"Yes, I'm positive!"

How does a man on a moon get his haircut?
Eclipse it.

There was a man who entered a local paper's pun contest. He sent in ten different puns, hoping that at least one of the puns would win. Unfortunately, no pun in ten did.

A man is a bus driver on Sesame Street and insists on meeting all of his riders. At the first stop, two overweight women got on the bus; both are named Patty. At the next stop, a mentally challenged boy named Ross got on. At the final stop, a disgusting man named Lester Freeze got on, took off his shoes, and picked at his bunions.

When the bus driver got home, his wife asked him if he met anyone new that day. He said, "Two obese Patties, special Ross; Lester Freeze picks his bunions on a Sesame Street bus."

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

bad jokes of the day

Q/ Why does a chicken coop have only two doors?
A/ If it had four, it would be a chicken sedan.

Why did the baker rob the bank?
He needed the dough.

What did the duck say when she bought some lipstick?
Put it on my bill.

Why didn't the grizzly wear any shoes?
He wanted to go bear foot.

todays song

dedicated to someone who seems to have disappeared

Monday, December 18, 2006

unconscious mutterings

  1. Hardball :: sometimes ya just gotta play it that way

  2. Sleepless :: in sydney, thinking of you

  3. Graduation :: onto the next phase

  4. Presents :: i like them! but it is better to give than receive. which goes for a lot of things really

  5. Toe :: sucker

  6. Lotion :: better motion

  7. Snicker :: the answers to this weeks mutterings

  8. Eve :: of destruction

  9. Investment :: in time

  10. Pain :: no gain (or fun) without it

bad joke of the day

These two blondes walk into a building
Ya think one of them would have seen it!!

Have you heard about those new cordoroy pillows?? They are really making headlines!

Friday, December 15, 2006

can i sleep now ?

all this christmas mayhem and travelling..... i so cant wait for christmas day .. just so i can actually get some sleep.. except i cant since ill probably have to go to mums for traditional champagne and smoked salmon breakfast. but all that booze, im sure ill be asleep before lunch... excpet im sure there will be some gathering of friends ill not want to miss out on. no rest for the wicked !! but god this time of year gets you so busy and frantic, you need the 2 public holidays to just rest!

saw the new james bond the other day. WOW, the fight scenes are amazing,hes definately a new millenium bond.. very aggressive.. yet soft and snaggy. but do have to admit.. was all agog with anticipation of a good perve and was so disappointed. dont see what all the fuss was about. ok so hes got nice eyes and a great butt and thighs, but didnt think he was worth all the hype the girls in the office have been creating. (FYI we have a "shrine" to him being built, with pics and posters being stuck to a column... lord help me)

quick trip to brisbane yesterday. was a bit weird syaing goodbye to marius in the morning as i go off to work.. and then saying hello to him when i got home at 6pm normal time, but id been all day in another city. such is the life of a jetsetting trainer i guess. amazingly the flights went wihtout a hitch, despite being a little late into Brisbane due air traffic buildup.

weather here sure is crap.. was hot and sweltery yesterday and today is cold and rainy.. are we in melbourne or sydney? im amazed i havent come down with a cold with all this temperature changes between cities and all the travel im doing.

the grand packing of the house begins this weekend.. so have to go find some boxes !

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

unconscious mutterings

  1. Research :: All part of the job

  2. Chuck :: vomit or norris.... hmm or both

  3. Insert :: tab A into slot B

  4. Bang :: Gang???

  5. Lousy :: Lay

  6. Rehearsal :: Practise makes perfect

  7. Critics :: opportunity

  8. Memory ::of a goldfish ..what was i doing?

  9. Squid :: ink

  10. Remove :: clothes

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

curse free but fear of flying

Hey, whaddya know.. the rest of the week has been curse free.

the training course was one of the best classes i had taught. the participants really got engaged and was actually fun for me to teach.

on the weekend, we hired a car, and Marius got to drive for the first time on the other side of the road. he did amazingly well considering it was his first time sitting onthe other side of the car. no incidents or accidents at all... ok he did cross to the wrong side of the road just once when he turned right and went to leave from the right side of the road, but no other cars around so lucky us.

took some photos which i have to wait until i get home to upload to my flickr

been doing floorwalking for the team that just cut over to the new system yesterday and today.. been pretty smooth and no tantrums as yet.

have to fly back to sydney tonight.. kinda nervous about whats going to go wrong tonight.. last time i flew from here was a terrible thunderstorm, and got thrown about a bit.. lets hope tonight goes just a tad smoother than my recent flights have.

already checked in.. this online check in is fantastic.. .i already got seats in the 3rd row.. wow! and finally marius gets a window seat so he can see the coast as we fly.. ok so its gonna be dark but we can pretend.

this has been a pretty good trip but looking forward to getting home.. have so much to do.. have to pack up the house.. ugh..

i think i have found somewhere to live.. going to go check it out on thursday...and then have 2 weeks to pack it all up, find a storage place and store most stuff and the rest take to the new house.. thats if i like it.. but its only for 4 months so unless its like totally unlivable, i cant see why i would say no.... but havent met the flatmate yet.. and dont know how he is to live with. time will tell.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

The Curse Continues

just when you thought it was safe......... this morning, circa 6am, the hotel fire alarm goes off... waking me from my restful slumber.

the loud booming "voice of god??" tells us the fire alarm has gone off and that we need to standby for further info while they investigate.

isnt he god? doesnt he already know all?

anyway40 suspenseful minutes later.. which i occupied my time with smelling the god awful stench coming thru the air conditioning vents, and sticking my head out into the cool fresh morning air on the balcony, we are informed by the disembodied voice coming from the speakers right over the bed, that there is no fire and that the smoke seen in the building is coming from a car next to the building.... must have been one big car!! since its almost 7 theres no point going back to bed so my day has started with a bang.

its raining here today by the way.

god i love travelling.. you really have to laugh at all the adventures that life throws at you. cant wait to find out what happens next!!

this is better than bold and the beautiful

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

i really am cursed

is it my lot to ever be cursed with the travel demon???

today was a typical travel day for me. got up at 5am, and was soooooo good at getting ready and out the door on time. cab arrived about 2 mins after i called it.... all was going to plan.. we were underway at 5.45 and so totally going to be ontime for that 7.05 flight
until marius asked.. what tim eis our flight as his itinerary showed 06.05 am.. no thats impossible.. we are booked at 7.05 only that we werent, we were booked at 6am FRAG!!!!

so needless to say... we were totally going to miss it... ow i was booked at 0605 and not 0705 im not sure. having worked for the travel industry for so long, you tend not to lok at documents all that carefully because you just know.

got to airport.. and played nice with the sales desk and managed to get shifted on to the correct flight at 0705 (which is what we should have been booked on.

then sit on the aircraft for ages, the instruments have a mecanical problem.. and we are delayed an hour. im ready to cry. then the captain says the local time in brisbane.. which of course was totally wrong but i just couldnt figugure out was he wrong or right so totally in a panic about getting to my class ontime. turns out we had plenty of time to spare.. got to the office with 30 mins spae.. only to find out.... whilst we had booked a data projector.. there were none in there.. someone had just taken it.. so i had to run around trying to find a spare one in the building. then no one could tell me which room i had been assigned... finally got to class at 10am.. right when we were supposed to start.

no one can say my life is dull.. its always exciting and well.. this is part of the challenge

Monday, December 04, 2006

Bad Joke

well, after not a lot of sleep last night.. im in need of some levity

Did you hear about the 2 ships that collided at sea? one boat was carrying blue paint and the other was carrying red paint. The sailors ended up being marooned. (groan!!)

Sunday, December 03, 2006

whats this? stress?

day one of Marius in town.. its neat having him here, and getting to show him sydney. god we walked until our legs were ready to fall off. started at circular quay, walked arudn the opera house, thru the botanical gardens, past domain, thru hyde park, up to taylor square, back down to city, round the city and then to st james staion to go home to have a nanna nap. was bloody freezing but nice to be outside and in the very fresh air.

havin a little stress about the living situation. kinda got no idea what the fuck im going to do. have to pack the house up and be out by 1st week in jan. have to find somewhere to live.. its not looking good to find a flat on my own as 1/ only need it for 3 to 3 and a half months.. and 2/ really cant afford the bond this month.. what with all my going away with work and having to use my own money until expenses come in at the end of the month. this plus the fact im away half the month with work and all those public holidays in between... eek

its looking more and more like i am going to have to bite the bullet and go stay at mums tiny flat with her over in randwick.. so goodbye social life and hello headaches getting to work. kinda stressing about how im going to get it all done and how im going to afford everyting, plus moving everything when i dont have a drivers licence.. so movers.. additional cost.. plus having to rent a storage place for all my furniture.. additional cost.. its just seeming so impossible..

but ya know. i refuse to let this get the better of me and ill just find a way. if i can survive 5 friggin months in non english speaking countries, and being around the globe on my own, then i can survive this. im staying hopeful and trying to push that stressy little worry out of my head.

friends blog reminded me of an old song.. and then heard this today.. kinda enjoying the new remix of it. seemed very apt for whats going thru my head at moment.

unconscious mutterings

  1. Hello :: Moto
  2. Flinstone :: WILLLLMAAAA!
  3. Corn ::on the cob
  4. Interview :: with a vampire
  5. Deviant :: Me !!
  6. Concept :: Theory
  7. Bridge :: over troubled waters
  8. Karen :: Carpenter (mama cass really should have given her that sandwich)
  9. Encounter :: Chance
  10. Biological :: Warfare

sunday morning motivation

Saturday, December 02, 2006

a night of firsts

the work xmas party was an interesting one. 1100 staff members crammed into coogee bay palace...stinking hot day, stinking hot venue.. but interesting sights to be seen. stayed until 10.30 and then got over the corp xmas hell. went to meet a mate and went with a group of people ot the rocky horror picture show at the movies... first time i have ever done that... was a lot of fun, even if the "actors" doing the live performance didnt really seem to know the lines all that well, but they knew the audience participation bit.

god i cant beleiev they actually got us all up the front of the cinema to dance along to the "time warp" my god.. once you get over the embarassment and the sudden flashbacks to all those weddings and birthday parties when you were 18, it was quite hysterical. of course Brian and i got picked to be the extra props for when brad and janet are turned into statues.. we had to stand at the front of the cinema in the statue poses while the real ..erm, 'actors" got into their cabaret costumes. (luckily i got to play brad)

ended up getting home at about 3.30 after a quick drink after the movie.. only to discover.. 2 possums clinging to the telegraph pole at head height, outside my house.. wow.. theres a sight you dont see every day. took a pic with my phone whihc i will try to get on here.. kinda freaky.

marius arrives tonight.. looking forward to having him in sydney and showing him australia... shame today is a thunderstorm in sydney.. how typical. but at least i get to spend the next 3 weeks talking german at home, which will be nice

Friday, December 01, 2006

Heatwave !

Oh my god, its hit 39 Degrees C out in Richmond today.

No wonder i got on the train this morning and it was like i was standing under a shower. That lone bead of sweat that drips down my back had obviously rung all his friends and there was a veritable slip and slide party happening all over my body. (not always a bad thing) but by the time i changed trains at Central, my business shirt was soaked... not a good look.

Relieving Boredom in the office

The things we do in the office.