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samvara: Photo of Modesty Blaise with text "All this and brains as well" (Default)
Thursday, June 13th, 2013 07:21 am
  • Resigned from OTW Board
  • Tore/strained left upper hamstring. Took a week off work to avoid chairs and now slowly recovering. Ugh
  • Switched to an ergonomic right-handed mouse - so much easier to use, still lefty at home
  • Week #5 of Marketing Principles - text still v. boring, lecturer still excellent
  • Trialled warming pad dog bed again this winter - we bought two but Kiba promptly ate one so we've embedded the other in the couch nearest my bedroom door. I come out each morning to find them both snuggled up on it = success!
  • TEEN WOLF OMG, had v. low expectations, am pleasantly surprised
samvara: Photo of Modesty Blaise with text "All this and brains as well" (Default)
Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 08:16 am
Poured hot breakfast down leg accidentally - don't laugh, it's embarrassing to be this uncoordinated.

Woofers v. kindly cleaned it up for me, the floor, not the leg.
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Monday, October 22nd, 2012 10:37 am
  • had a cold for the past week - no fun at all, cough still progressing.
  • did the 2012 Rotary Ramble on Sunday with [personal profile] zorana and [personal profile] maharetr and learned many interesting things about Perth.
  • Kenobi had four more weekly Zydax injections and seems more bouncy as a result.
  • Took [personal profile] zorana to a Perth Glory vs Brisbane Roar football game - crowd is v. entertaining, clearly AFL crowds have something to learn... or don't have to compensate for less interesting, low scoring games.
samvara: Photo of Modesty Blaise with text "All this and brains as well" (Default)
Thursday, July 19th, 2012 11:39 am
Braces ooooooooooooooooff

I have eaten a carrot. And an apple. It was awesome.
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Monday, July 2nd, 2012 09:40 pm
  • Still sick, still home (day 19 now). Have watched all of Once Upon a Time, most of Grimm, Iron Sky (again, still good) and read all the fanfic. Pls to be writing more now
  • Yay for buying groceries and watching Fremantle lose to Collingwood from my brothers' couch on Saturday (v. exciting, first trip more than 200m from house in quite some time
  • Yay for chicken soup (thank you mama)
  • Applying to withdraw from uni this trimester
samvara: Photo of Modesty Blaise with text "All this and brains as well" (Default)
Tuesday, February 15th, 2011 11:49 am
...eating [personal profile] maharetr's icecream (I haz mad coping skillz)
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Sunday, October 31st, 2010 07:37 pm
  • Home sick on Monday and then Thursday, body was not happy :(
  • Reclaim the Night Rally, my first - I'm uncomfortable with the idea that the night is extra dangerous to women but think protesting against sexual violence to women is important
  • Bought a kayak and went for a paddle as the sun went down on the Canning River - was fabulous and I'm so happy I got her.
  • 4.5 hour haircut - I've got a 65cm ponytail in a bag and BRIGHT PINK hair
  • Pride! House Martian [personal profile] chaosmanor participated dressed as as nun; this later led to some spirited shouting from a man in a taxi, the new house slogan is "No touching, the Nun says No!". [personal profile] maharetr[personal profile] transcendancing and I supportively went out for dinner and provided squee
samvara: Photo of Modesty Blaise with text "All this and brains as well" (Default)
Tuesday, September 14th, 2010 10:22 am
*makes lemon and ginger drinks and shuffles back to bed*
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Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009 09:19 am
  • My plan to achieve higher physical health through knitting and watching television is coming to fruition. Only one headache this weekend and not nearly as exhausted and foggy. Supernatural for the win! I choose to enjoy this show despite various problems. Flashforward 1x05 - still enjoyable, Merlin 2x05 & 2x06 - very silly. 3-16 of Legend of the Seeker - I’m hypnotised by the sheer amount of chest area showing on everyone under 90. This isn’t very dignified TV watching, it involves a lot of yelping at critical *cough* plot and costume points.
  • Houseguests in the form of doofus and M = cuddles, very little sleep and a lot of mugs of tea.
  • Brunch with Mama, J., his parents, doofus and M. I bought a really nice sourdough multigrain and devoured it slowly over the next few days
  • I’m going to come short on yarn for my knitting project and must now attempt to hunt down a matching dye run. Wahh.
  • My food shopping this weekend consisted almost entirely of dairy products and dried fruit.
  • Got blood tests for various hormones, phlebotomist was very good – barely felt it.
samvara: Photo of Modesty Blaise with text "All this and brains as well" (Default)
Thursday, October 29th, 2009 09:34 am
  • The woofer cracked a toenail on the weekend and we spent part of Sunday at the vets getting it fixed. Poor woofer spent three days with a big blue bandage on his back paw (the hopping, it was adorable but maybe I shouldn’t have laughed) and I took it off last night. My morning routine now involves sleepily giving him antibiotics that obviously taste terrible. I have failed to hide them in sardines and in bacon and have resorted to the ‘down the throat’ approach which is unpleasant but over quickly. Woofer lets me do it but makes the most incredible faces before and after
  • Sick, headachy and overtired for the past week – would like to not live in a daze please
  • Visit from Mama on Saturday, was not the most focussed I’ve ever been
  • BBQ on Sunday in close proximity to a fruiting mulberry (woofer asleep at home on couch) – yes, my priorities are sorted :)
  • Cut the grass on Tuesday, woofer left a tennis ball in the clippings pile and had to shove his face in to find it again – tres cute
  • Lunch on Wednesday with [personal profile] transcendancing, her presence automatically improves everything
samvara: Photo of Modesty Blaise with text "All this and brains as well" (Default)
Friday, July 17th, 2009 01:34 pm
  • Flu from last week over, was very nice. Sore, shivery and exhausted but no snot = win
  • Have had my first day of not putting loads of wax on the braces to cover the sharp bits - cheeks are adapting
  • Have $50 credit with iTunes, can mine the recent discussions on women in music for new songs
  • PC lost another HDD, have replaced with new HDD and wireless keyboard. Backups restored with zero data loss *smug*
  • Pilates still stealthily hard work, you think it was easy then you realise how much it burns
  • Dinner with brothers while watching an episode of MasterChef, we had some spirited arguments about food. I explained the concept of ‘tv boyfriend’ - baby brother promptly claimed Jeff Probst from Survivor; I am unsurprised
  • Am putting aside time to read, need ‘me’ time and have a ridiculous ‘to read’ pile
samvara: Photo of Modesty Blaise with text "All this and brains as well" (Default)
Thursday, May 14th, 2009 09:46 pm
My jaw is too small, apparently it's only going to get worse (and I am vain) so there are orthodontic plans afoot. I had the first two of four teeth removed today and up until now it's all been about the orthodontic details and I hadn't really stopped to consider what removing teeth would be like.

details you might want to skip if it squicks you )

Dentist has joked that I'd be the most likely candidate to actually turn the extracted teeth into a necklace so I have two weeks to make me some funky jewellery - what's the best way to sterilise teeth? Teh internets seems to think 30 mins at 121 degrees.

In other news:

  • Wednesday was a huge, steaming pile of crap redeemed only by the presence of canned lychees (which MS Office can’t spell), eight tennis balls and having a dog who cuddles
  • Have discovered the magical hotkey combination that inverts my work-monitor (accidentally) and that I don’t have enough admin powers to turn it back (??!) The IT help desk did laugh at me, I did too
  • Have discovered the environment we’re testing ___ in doesn’t have the ___ turned on despite ___ swearing it was a suitable test environment. On the plus side, the technical expert who is working to resolve the problem is conversing with me almost entirely in Star Wars quotes
  • Ponyboy's worrying little bald patch has grown over and he is ridiculously feisty right now. I can stop googling rare fish diseases.
samvara: Photo of Modesty Blaise with text "All this and brains as well" (Default)
Saturday, April 18th, 2009 01:12 pm
I have a snug little nest in J's giant, denim beanbag and his cat Mini-May is purring on my feet. I also have the flu, a vast amount of grapes, no obligations and have caught up on enough sleep to be functional. The internets and I have almost finished reconciling after our long separation and I have Supernatural Con tomorrow!



  • Does anyone have a Dreamwidth invite they could throw my way? *does anime eyes*
samvara: Photo of Modesty Blaise with text "All this and brains as well" (Default)
Thursday, March 5th, 2009 10:40 pm
Somewhat overwhelming. Violent, funny, tight soundtrack. Must go read the graphic novel now.

Oh and the snot has arrived.

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Thursday, March 5th, 2009 03:39 pm
Blood tests back, non-snot producing flu incumbent (win! - sort of), GP gave me a medical certificate for all of next week. I'm going to rest up, go to the Watchmen screening then spend the next few days doing essential things only. Essential = Swancon 2009 programming, an Archive of Our Own meeting and sleep.

I also just found out you can synch Gmail with Outlook thus providing a backup tool and instant access which makes me ridiculously happy.

samvara: Photo of Modesty Blaise with text "All this and brains as well" (Default)
Thursday, March 5th, 2009 11:54 am
Dude from the tree-lopping company leaned seductively against the door frame and asked pointed questions about my life / house-mate / husband for a good five minutes before I realised he was flirting with me.

Am more interested in my new cough; how on earth do you get a cough without some sort of infection?

...and now that I think about it, I just passed up the chance to enact a fairly popular porn fantasy.
samvara: Photo of Modesty Blaise with text "All this and brains as well" (Default)
Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009 10:29 pm
I've taken a few sick days in the last month and headed to my GP last week to describe my feelings and life. She told me to take a week off immediately and I'm glad she did because this week has all the symptoms of a really bad cold without the infection (exhausted, floaty, headaches, throat trying to close up, desperate need for sleep, vague etc.) *grins* This is in itself interesting to me because it seems the cold part is just the snot.

I'm also thinking that it's probably time to grow out of the push-till-you-collapse lifestyle... I wonder how you do that.
samvara: Photo of Modesty Blaise with text "All this and brains as well" (Default)
Thursday, February 5th, 2009 11:17 am
It turns out all my moles are genetic and not the result of sun damage. After [livejournal.com profile] maharetr went under the knife I thought I’d better find out :p
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Sunday, July 27th, 2008 12:26 am
Seriously, my ears are blocked up. What's with that?
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Thursday, July 17th, 2008 08:17 am
Thank you [profile] mynxii it arrived dead on schedule, will try to make dinner and Dark Knight tonight depending on energy levels.