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birthdays, FourPlay and book recommendations

I'm back at work after a 4 day weekend. Despite that, I'm exhausted. I'll tell you why.

Friday - was back at work until 8pm so that I didn't have to work on Tuesday.

Saturday - birthday party for a 1yo starting at 11am. I stayed back to help clear up and was then invited to play in the park with the boys (I hurt my hand punching the ball AFL style), and stay for dinner and a DVD. Finally left about 11pm, so I didn't make the meet.

Sunday - housework, shopping, packing, wrapping presents, checking email, gardening and other odd jobs around the house. Then off to Rics to meet my date before heading to the Judith Wright Centre to see FourPlay with SARS as support. I saw SARS a couple of times at Woodford, but I don't know their stuff well. I thoroughly enjoyed their set and loved Simone's dancing (as per usual). And then there was FourPlay. I don't want to get too mushy in case Peter's still reading and I embarass myself, but these guys really do make my heart soar, and I forget everything but what they're playing. If you've never seen them perform, then do yourself a favour (to quote Molly) and get yourself to their next gig. I'm such a fan that I'm flying down to Sydney for their 10th birthday gig (well, actually the timing just worked out well, but it sounds better that way).

For those that are more interested in the people than the music (you weirdos!), the date went well and I think I still like him. We've made tentative plans for the weekend after this one. This time, I think I'll either (a) go out for dinner; or (b) go out with the gang. I'm not sure how long my interest levels will last - making conversation isn't as easy as with some people since I have to initiate each topic and he's not that into music which, though I can talk about almost anything, is what I'm most passionate about. He did like SARS and FourPlay though, which is a good thing.

Monday - after getting home about 10pm and staying awake until nearly midnight (couldn't sleep), I had to get up early to have a shower, drink copious amounts of water to try and ease the headache I had after 4 beers the previous night (it didn't help), eat breakfast, feed the cat, change his litter tray, and head off to the airport to be there by 10am when my cousin and her kids arrived. Then it was bundling them into the car and off to Toowoomba to deliver them to my parents - that makes them sound like some sort of human sacrifice, but actually, they chose to visit my parents for a week. What can I say? My parents are cool. So we arrive in Toowoomba about lunchtime. I have a headache, the kids are bored and I think my cousin's last nerve is about to snap after putting up with the kids bored for the last 4 hours (2 hours on a plane, 2 hours in a car). We have lunch and head over to my brother's place so they can have a swim. Only problem is that my brother already has visitors and there are kids everywhere - 7 of them, all under the age of 8. It may not seem like many, but when they're all screaming and slamming the door every 2 seconds, they seem to multiply. My poor head. I lasted about an hour and then headed back to my folks place for some quiet time with my Dad before they all landed back over for dinner. I had many wines with dinner - that helped. I slept like a baby.

Tuesday - my Mum's birthday. I gave her two books (Angels and Demons & The Dog Walker), a DVD (Lady Chatterley's Lover), and a vibrator. Yep, you heard me. A vibrator. She's been saying for years that she's never seen one. So I bought her one of her very own when I went to Sexpo. Don't worry, I made sure she opened it on Monday night after the kids had gone to sleep - I wouldn't embarass her that much!

Anyway, I had a busy morning looking after the kids while Mum and Dad worked, then my nephew arrived over and my other cousin came over with her kid. Thankfully, these guys are all nicer kids than the 3 extras over at my brother's place on Monday, so it wasn't quite as bad. Lunch was nice and I enjoyed chatting to my cousins. But Mum was vague and distracted. She would ask a question and then wouldn't listen to the answer which shits me no end. I left it a little late to head off and ended up driving in the dark from Ipswich on - I don't really like highway driving at night, I find it tiring, while daytime driving doesn't bother me at all and I can drive for hours and hours without slowing down. Anyway, by the time I got home, I just fed the cat, unloaded the car, ate some soup for dinner and then crashed into bed around 8:30pm. I slept through until this morning.

The other mentionable event of the weekend, was that I finished Wise Children, my book recomendation from Urban Fox. I enjoyed it - it's irreverant and witty and slightly shocking (especially for the era). I wouldn't say it will be one of my favourites, but it's definitely worth a read.

So now I'm extending the idea to my readers. If you leave a comment to this blog, I'll recommend a book to you, based purely on my knowledge of you as a blogger (or my knowledge of you if I know you in person). I'll do a post with one recommendation for each person who wants one. It will be a book that I genuinely think you would enjoy, and not a joke recommendation. I'll try to avoid books that I know you've read, but if I make a recommendation and it turns out you've already read it, I'll see that as a mark for me and not against me! ;o)

EDIT: FourPlay now have 30 second song samples from their backcatalogue up on the website - go here to download and listen.

Listening to: The Thorns - s/t


I never realised just how buff Tom Williams is.

Check out this photo from this article in news.com.au:

Very nice.

I'm having a very busy week. And next week's going to be even busier!

This would be why I'm still at work at 6pm on a Friday night... *mutter, mutter*

Listening to: The Gin Club - s/t


Surely it's not a difficult concept. Correspondence comes in on a matter, it goes on the file. And if you can't manage to get it on a file, why not have a specific place where your filing is kept?

But no, apparently this is too hard for some people. I spent 2 hours yesterday looking for the original of a letter from the other side that I knew existed because there was a photocopy of it on the file. Unfortunately, the photocopy didn't really help me all that much because it was only of the first page and didn't have the attachments with it. There was no note on the photocopy of where the original letter or the attachments were. I went through all of the correspondence files (we're talking about 15cm height in paper here), and 30cm worth of miscellaneous documents looking for it in case it had been misfiled. Not to be found.

It was eventually located with a bunch of other loose documents in a box that was supposed to contain only the client's documents. But the attachments were not with the original letter either. And were not in the bundle of loose documents at all.

The search is still on.

Listening to: The Thorns - s/t


I saw the most beautiful girl last night. She would have been all of 14 or 15, tall and willowy with long, blonde, slightly wavy hair and the honey-coloured skin of a natural blonde. She wasn't wearing make-up, she was dressed simply in jeans and a top, and her hair was pulled off her face simply by a couple of bobby pins. Since I'm a heterosexual chick, I can't tell you if she was sexy or desirable, but I can tell you that she was gorgeous to look at. I kept on glancing back at her and I wanted to be able to watch her the same way I studied the paintings in the Louvre. I wanted to work out why she was so beautiful - what was it about her features that made her so stunning.

I wondered whether she was photogenic - whether she's been approached to do modeling or has actually done some. She wasn't super-thin like most models, so perhaps not. If that's the case, then I hope she doesn't as I don't think she would have been so beautiful if she lost some weight. I wondered if she would keep that beauty as she aged - whether she would still be head-turning gorgeous once her body shape changed and she lost the puppy-fat and the gleam to her skin.

I wondered if she had a good personality. A sense of humour. A decent brain. A mate of mine used to say that the more beautiful a girl was, the more neurotic she was, and the truly beautiful ones lacked personality and a sense of humour because they never had to develop them to get what they wanted. I wondered if this girl was like that. I wondered if she had always been beautiful. I wondered if the boys fell all over her or whether they were intimidated by her beauty. I wondered if they even found her as beautiful as I did. I wondered if she was interested in them.

I wondered about her hopes, her aspirations, her dreams, and her fears. I wondered if they were similar to mine at that age.

All of this went through my mind in the space of about 5 minutes. No wonder people have to stand in front of me or yell in my ear to get my attention. Most of the time, I'm just off in my own little world. ;o)

Listening to: The 9th Wave - Falling from a Cliff

dates, movies and Bernie Hayes

I haven't posted about my dating life for a while because there hasn't been anyone I've been really excited about. Still been dating, saw a couple of guys more than once, but no-one I'd make an effort for. You know?

Anyway, all of that changed on the weekend. I now have not one, but two guys that I'm kind of interested in. One is very cute, but seems a bit shy. The other is great company, but has more baggage than I do. Both were "coffee dates" and didn't last all that long, but I'd be keen to see a lot more of both guys. This is something of a revelation for me! I don't tend to like that many guys "that way" - I like guys, generally prefer them to girls actually, and I get the odd (okay, frequent) crush, but I'm not interested in that many guys as a potential boyfriend. So for me to have two actual real-life (not pie in the sky crushes) boys that I'm interested in at the same time? Wow!

Of course, because I'm oblivious to all signals and game-playing, I have no idea if either one is interested in me, but I'm an optimist. I'll assume they are unless or until I find out otherwise. ;o)

So anyway, that was part of what I did on the weekend. I also went over to TBF's place on Sat night for dinner and a DVD. We watched Wimbledon, which was a bit of highly enjoyable fluff. I'm not really a fan of Kirsten Dunst, but she did this role well and Paul Bettany is brilliant - that boy has such an expressive face. The rest of him ain't bad either. ;o)

And I pottered along to see Bernie Hayes at The Alley on Friday night as well. He did a great set with mostly audience requests. The supports were good as well - Melanie Horsnell was first up (she supported The Frames and I've talked about her before) and a band called Charley Horse was the second support. I didn't really watch either support (very unusual for me) - I was too busy up the back chatting to the gang. But I did like what I heard of Charley Horse - they are sort of a bit Stevie Plunder in style. Since Stevie was Bernie's brother, I thought that was kind of appropriate.

I was going to go and see Bernie again on Sunday night (at The Troubadour), but I stayed home and got my housework done instead. Aren't I good?

Listening to: Ben Folds - Songs for Silverman

Quiz results

This was meant to be posted yesterday, but blogger was playing silly buggers and not letting me in.

Via Peter.

Who Should You Vote For?

Who should I vote for?

Your expected outcome:

Liberal Democrat

Your actual outcome:

Labour -20
Conservative -15
Liberal Democrat 34
UK Independence Party 6
Green 27

You should vote: Liberal Democrat

The LibDems take a strong stand against tax cuts and a strong one in favour of public services: they would make long-term residential care for the elderly free across the UK, and scrap university tuition fees. They are in favour of a ban on smoking in public places, but would relax laws on cannabis. They propose to change vehicle taxation to be based on usage rather than ownership.

Take the test at Who Should You Vote For


You scored as Existentialism. Your life is guided by the concept of Existentialism: You choose the meaning and purpose of your life.

“Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does.”

“It is up to you to give [life] a meaning.”

--Jean-Paul Sartre

“It is man's natural sickness to believe that he possesses the Truth.”

--Blaise Pascal

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Justice (Fairness)






Strong Egoism






Divine Command


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You are 18% geek
OK, so maybe you ain't a geek. You do, at least, show a bit of interest in the world around you. Either that, or you have enough of a sense of humor to pick some of the sillier answers on the test. Regardless, you're probably a pretty nifty, well-rounded person who gets along fine with people and can chat with just about anyone without fear of looking stupid or foolish or overly concerned with minutiae. God, I hate you.

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And via Bo Peep's Sheep, I found The Crimson Room. I'm not ashamed to admit that it took me bloody ages to work it out and half of the stuff I found by accident (ie I got annoyed with the bloody thing and just started clicking repeatedly on areas that I thought should have stuff). I did work out some of the clues all on my ownsome. But eventually I had to find a cheat sheet to work out that you have to wait until the guy finishes dancing before you click on the x he points at. I have no talent for patience! ;o) After that though, I ignored the cheat sheet again and worked it out for myself. Of course, this will all make no sense to you at all until you've done it.

And also from Bo Peep's Sheep, this (I've added my own comments in italics):

[x] I wish I was a different ethnicity. (I'd like to have darker skin)
[ ] I have an eating disorder.
[x] I am short.
[ ] I am tall.
[ ] I think I'm really attractive. (relatively attractive, but not really attractive)
[ ] I prefer winter over summer.
[ ] I am a geek. (apparently not according to the quiz above)
[ ] I am a shopaholic.
[x] I am reasonably intelligent.
[ ] I am attracted to girls.
[x] I am attracted to boys.
[x] I like British accents.
[ ] I smoke regularly.
[x] I smoke socially. (only when I'm really drunk)
[x] I drink socially.
[x] I drink regularly.
[x] I get drunk easily.
[ ] I do drugs.
[x] I will never date a bad kisser.
[x] I've lied to avoid kissing them again.
[ ] I brush my hair at least 50 times a night.
[ ] I am somewhat religious.
[x] I am not religious but have morals.
[ ] I am religious and I have morals.
[ ] I lie frequently.
[x] I am impulsive.
[ ] I liked Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind. (Actually, I haven't seen it yet)
[ ] She's All That is one of my favourite movies.
[x] I am good at History. (I'm pretty good at modern history, but useless at ancient history)
[ ] I speak more than two languages.
[x] I enjoy taking pictures.
[x] I like spending money on myself.
[x] I like spending money on others.
[x] I have a regular income.
[ ] I earn money on a job-by-job basis.
[x] I pay my own bills.
[ ] I rely on my parents for money.
[x] I can cook.
[ ] I enjoy cleaning.
[ ] Tidyness is a must in my life.
[x] I like clutter.
[ ] My idea of good music is Britney Spears.
[x] I have heard of Blonde Redhead.
[x] I enjoy Blonde Redhead.
[ ] I am fashion-conscious.
[x] I have good taste.
[x] People tell me I have good taste.
[x] I excel academically.
[x] I am told I have yet to fulfill my potential.
[x] I am good at sports. (I'm good at picking them up, but I don't excel at them)
[x] I am good at certain sports.
[ ] I couldn't do sports to save my life.
[x] I am creative.
[ ] I am extremely artistically inclined.
[ ] I want to be an artist when I grow up.
[ ] I want to be an engineer when I grow up.
[x] I eat when I'm upset.
[ ] I cannot adapt to change.
[ ] I am interested in politics.
[x] I have shoplifted.
[x] I download MP3s.
[x] I have done underage drinking.
[x] I have gone underage clubbing.
[x] I can dance reasonably well.
[x] I can dance extremely well. (or at least, I think I can when I'm drunk)
[ ] I dance like a cardboard gorilla
[x] I can sing.
[ ] I sing like someone stepped on my foot.
[x] I can swim.
[x] I enjoy surveys.
[x] I enjoy surveys when I'm bored.
[x] I keep a journal.
[x] My teachers don't like me. (most didn't, some did)
[x] I enjoy controversy.
[x] I can be a bitch/bastard.
[x] I have a thing for bad boys/girls.
[x] I have tattoos.
[x] I've been in a nudist colony. (well... on a nudist beach, does that count?)
[ ] I'm not sure if I want to have children.
[ ] I'm not sure if I want to get married.
[ ] I know who I will marry.
[x] Someone has a crush on me. (well, I'm pretty sure he does)
[x] I am interesting.
[ ] I am a good liar.
[x] People enjoy talking to me.
[x] I annoy people from time to time
[x] I am a born leader. (apparently - I tend to have leadership put on me, rather than seek it)
[ ] I am a born leader but shouldn't lead.
[x] I've snuck out of the house.
[ ] I enjoy felching. (I didn't know what it was until I looked it up... euwww!)
[ ] I have a foot fetish.
[ ] I have a shoe fetish (non-sexually).
[ ] I watch Sex And The City.
[x] I don't think Sarah Jessica Parker is pretty.
[x] I want to be J Lo. (if just for a day)
[ ] I cut myself.
[x] I have cut myself.
[x] I hate people who pretend to be suicidal.
[ ] I hate popular people.
[ ] I think cheerleading is a sport.
[x] I am photogenic. (or so I'm told - I usually hate photos of myself)
[ ] I live in Chucks.
[x] I think graffiti is art. (some is)
[x] I have dated a criminal. (someone with a criminal record - he wasn't exactly a career criminal)
[ ] I have been cheated on.
[ ] I have cheated on someone.
[x] I have a temper.
[x] I like playgrounds.
[x] I dance in the rain.
[ ] I am obsessed with Shakespeare.
[x] I have tanlines.
[ ] My favourite colour is black.
[ ] I would classify myself as emo.
[x] I am musically inclined.
[x] I like listening to music.
[ ] I like music-blasting cars
[x] I like flip-flops.
[x] I know what monogamy is
[x] ... and I believe in it.
[ ] I want to be a social worker when I grow up.
[x] I have siblings.
[x] My siblings annoy me. (occassionally)
[x] I think South Park is funny. (occassionally)
[x] I prefer Google over Yahoo
[ ] I want to be in politics when I'm older

Listening to: Ben Folds - Songs for Silverman

Google Day

I don't really get enough interesting Google queries to have a regular Google Day like Sherry, but I have had these couple of interesting ones over the time:

Q: "Why do guys keep flirting when they are in a long term relationship"

A: Because flirting is fun? I've never really understood why so many girlfriends get upset by their guy flirting. It's harmless fun as far as I'm concerned and as long as the flirting doesn't get physical, nothing to be worried about.

Q: "controversial subjects"

A: Try religion, politics, the environment, sexuality (including whether being gay is "normal" or not), and annoying behaviour of other people. I think I've written about most of these at one point or another. I may have to rant about the environment and sexuality more. ;o)

Q: "medieval sword fighting toowoomba"

A: Strangely a subject I know quite a lot about. A mate of mine does this and makes his own swords. However, the person trying to find a club in Toowoomba will have a lot of trouble I think - most of the clubs seem to be based on the Sunshine Coast. If he/she goes to any of the medieval fairs, they'll find them. Just approach one of the hangers-on and ask - they are a lot less scary than they look (and yes, I do know this from personal experience! ;o))

Q: "Missy Higgins Nude"

A: And something I know nothing about. Somehow, I doubt very much that there would be any naked photos of her out there. She doesn't seem like the type to get caught with her pants down (in either sense of the word). However, if you're asking about when she was dared to do a naked run as part of the Hottest 100 countdown, that I can tell you about. She didn't get No.1, so she didn't have to do it.

Q: "meet singles dating in ausie" (link to search)

A: And the same the next day thought a different search engine. And this person actually hung around and went to more than one page - check out the other links - being included in that little bunch is just a bit disturbing I must say. I'm open to dating Europeans, just not while they're in Europe and I'm in Australia. I do have a great friend living in London however... ;o)

If you want to find a dating service in Australia, I recommend going to the Australian version of Google and type in "online dating" and click on "Australia only" - you'll find thousands of them!

Q: "Eloping weddings Queensland" (link to search)

A: Not something I know a lot about. You still have to abide by the same rules as everywhere else in Australia - it's not Las Vegas, it's BrisVegas. Big difference. However, if you want a nice place to go, I'd recommend one of the Great Barrier Reef islands. They're very pretty and there's a lot of honeymooners up there that seem to agree with me. ;o)

Q: "barmaid+breasts" (link to search)

A: Yes, they have them. Unless they're not really barmaids, in which case they still have them, but they're not real.

Q: "euthanasia, no hope of recovery (link to search)

A: If you really want to know some views on this, see my post on Terri Schiavo. I don't get into it much, but I link to a whole bunch of other people there.

Q: Housing Manager's screaming at elder tenants (link to search)

A: Does this happen so often that you'd expect to get info from a web search? And what was the searcher wanting to know about it? Does it happen? Yes, I'm sure it does. Or was there some big news item about this that I missed?

Q: "the frames vampire song" (link to search)

A: And again a day later from Ireland. Again, one I can answer! It's called Devil Town and it's a cover of a song by Daniel Johnston. Bright Eyes also did a cover on a tribute album and you can see the lyrics here.

Q: "damien rice catholic" (link to search)

A: Another of those "why do they want to know?" queries. But I'd be guessing he is. After all, he's Irish! ;o)

Q: "moccona ad english accent" (link to search)

A: Shropshire. Gorgeous area, god awful accent. But man that boy in the ad is beautiful. And I dated a guy in Dublin that looked just like him. Shame he had no sense of humour... *sigh*

Q: "good bands Brisbane" (link to search)

A: And here's a topic I could really get my teeth into! But what's "good"? After all, if you follow the links to the bands I've listed to the left over there, you'll only find out about bands that I like. Which are usually bands that are really good musicians, but whether they're "good bands" really depends on your taste doesn't it?

I made #1 for a Chilean searching for "top 10 songs USA radios january 2005" - that's just disturbing.

Listening to: Garbage - Version 2.0


AKA gig etiquette. A subject very close to my heart. When you go to as many gigs as I do, you really notice the difference between a good crowd and a yuck crowd. I think I probably notice more than the band does! ;o)

There are many bands that I really like that I don't generally go to their gigs anymore because they tend to attract yucky crowds - Powderfinger and Machine Gun Fellatio are two that immediately come to mind. I saw them both when I was in Dublin and enjoyed them more than I have for years purely because the yobbo element was missing. 'Twas great.

But that's just me. The gigiquette rules tend to apply overall. I don't think there are many of these that an experienced gig-goer would not agree with. And I suspect that most if not all bands would agree that they would like their fans to act in accordance with them. Certainly the musos I know agree with them. If you disagree with any of them, feel free to comment and I'll argue my point! ;o)

I was reminded of many of these little rules at the Ben Folds gig just over a week ago (by the way, it was a great gig and I had a ball - just never got around to posting about it). It's not really that difficult, the basic rule is the same rule that I live by in my day-to-day life: treat others as you would want to be treated if you were in their shoes.

The Rules

1. If you want to be up the front at a sold out gig, get there early and hold your spot. Don't expect to be let in up the front just because you're short or cute or know someone in the band. Short chicks are particularly bad at this, so please note - some guys will be nice and let you in front of them, most won't. Hardly any girls will let you in.

2. If someone is obviously holding a spot for another person (ie you know their friend has just ducked out to the loo), it's quite rude to push and shove into them so the gap will disappear. And the other person is always going to come back, which means there is just less room for all of you when he/she returns.

3. People will dance at gigs. Cope. If you don't like the mosh pit, try standing to one side of the stage. Provided there are only soft bits bumping into you (ie no elbows or handbags or feet stepping on yours (I hate people who jump)), you don't really have the right to tell them to stop. They are enjoying the gig their way. Let them be.

4. Following on from #3, if you know you're the dancey type, don't take a backpack, a hard handbag, or one that sits just under your armpit to a gig. It will inevitably bump into the faces and chests of those around you and they will be rightfully annoyed. Anything that causes bruises or draws blood from your fellow audience members is not cool.

5. And yet another one for the dancers, dance within the space you have. If it's a packed crowd, don't try to artificially create space for yourself by throwing yourself into everyone around you. Work out your space early and maintain it if you dance with a lot of ... umm... vigour. Most people won't be annoyed with you dancing, they'll only be annoyed if you intrude into their space.*

6. People will sing at gigs. Cope. That said...

7. Don't sing so loudly that it annoys everyone else. The rest of the crowd is there to hear the band, not you. As a rule of thumb, if you can hear yourself sing, so can at least 5 people in front of you. If you can't hear yourself sing and your singing as loudly as you can, those 5 people in front can still hear you, but you're probably off tune as well. Sing at normal volume - if you want to hear yourself, try the old muso's trick of putting one finger in your ear.**

8. Unless you are way up the back, don't yell a conversation during anyone's set. Yep, that includes the support bands. Even if you don't like them, they are up on stage putting their heart and soul into doing a performance for a bunch of people who have never heard of them. You don't have to sing or dance (I tend to save that for bands I really like), but you should at least pay them some attention. And clap at the end of each song. If you must have a conversation, try talking into the other person's ear - you still get to communicate, but everyone around you doesn't have to hear it.

9. If you don't have enough space in front of you to clap without getting caught up in the hair or clothes of the person in front of you, try clapping above your/their head. I had someone clapping in my (dead straight) hair at Ben Folds and she then complained about it getting fluffy... which her clapping in it was causing! *sigh* Go figure.

10. Last but not least... if someone is doing something that is annoying you, try asking them politely to stop. It's much more effective that complaining loudly about them behind their back (which is what the hair clapping girl did - I would have plaited it back if she'd just asked me nicely, but then, that probably would have annoyed her too - some people are just like that!). And don't shove them - shoves always come back on you twofold because a person shoved will usually shove back (or the person/s they bump into will) because they have nowhere to go when you shove them. Also chances are, they don't even know that they are annoying you unless you mention it. Equally, if someone does politely ask you to do/stop something, try to do something about it if you can. Sometimes you moving one inch to the left can resolve the problem for all concerned. ;o)

It's really quite simple people - everyone is there to enjoy themselves. Try to make sure that you are not the one person who is spoiling it for everyone else.

* I resolve this problem at packed gigs by dancing forward, not back, and working my hips into the space that's already there. That way I can maintain the space I need to dance and the person behind me just has to stay more than 5cm away from my butt to avoid being bumped into. I do reserve the right to get annoyed when people don't seem to be able to manage this though... *mutter, mutter*

** Loud singing is particularly annoying when it's someone like Katie Noonan on stage. Face it, the girl has an extraordinary voice and it's highly unlikely that you'll sound better than her. So don't try.

Listening to: Guy Webster

Quiet because I'm busy

I know, I know. A whole week has gone past since my last post. What an aberation! ;o)

Last week, I was either working from home or in court, so I didn't get the chance to log on and post. I'm also quiet in another way - I've lost my voice, hence the working from home. I was told that I should talk as little as possible - especially since I knew I'd have to talk a lot in court and trying to talk loudly enough to be heard by everyone in the court was quite a strain. Bugger huh?

And another bugger event. My camera was stolen last week, along with some other stuff. I'm not a happy chappy. But on the bright side, it does mean that I can now go and buy myself a newer, better one. Of course, I also have to spend a lot of money to do that, which is the down side. But it's still a great excuse. And I'm a "look on the bright side" kind of person.

I'm mostly unhappy with myself, because it was due to my own neglect that it's gone. Of course, the person still shouldn't have walked off with it, but I should have been more careful, I know that. But what's done is done and there's no point getting upset about it. I'll just be more careful in the future.

On another note, I came across this article the other day called "How to Blog Safely (About Work or Anything Else)". I found it really interesting - of course, I break most of the rules, but still think I'm anonymous on this thing. Am I deluded? Actually, don't answer that! ;o)

Listening to: Ben Folds mix