MineIsAnEvil

Female
from Australia

  • Activity

    • 6 years ago

      MineIsAnEvil
    • Additions

      6 years ago

      MineIsAnEvil

      So, it has been a while again. Life has been very busy. Sister has been in England for a while, she is loving it. I graduated my Masters a week ago, which was fun. I start work in a few weeks, which is exciting, and a bit scary, and I wish I had more holiday time. :P

      We have moved house, to a fantastic place in Ballarat, which is where my new job is. More space, brand new, actually has a dishwasher. Lots of plusses. Also, we have pet friendly landlords. We don't have enough space for a dog. So instead we have adopted something else. Meet Ashe (left) and Jax (right).

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      Jarrad and I had a deal that if I didn't get grumpy for the week before we moved, he would consider us getting a pet rabbit. I didn't get grumpy, so was allowed to start looking. I planned on adopting one desexed boy rabbit. Didn't want one with lop ears. Which it seems to be the one type of rabbit that most of Victoria breeds / has. So that cut the options down. I had heard of a breed called Rex rabbits, which have a different coat to normal - the longer hair is short, so the coat is a lot shorter, and very fine, basically like velvet. But they seem to be fairly rare in Victoria. Even more rare in adoption places. So I wasn't expecting to get that type. Then I was looking on an adoption website, and saw a really cute rabbit at the RSPCA. And it turned out he was a desexed rex. When reading the information about him, it said he had to be rehomed with another rex rabbit, because they were bonded and in love. Another rabbit had something similar on his profile page, but sadly the rabbit he had been bonded with had been adopted, and he hadn't and I felt really really bad for him. I didn't want the same thing to happen to this one. Jarrad and I had talked about possibly getting another rabbit down the track. So I asked him about speeding that up, so these two could stay together. He agreed. So I called up about them, turns out they were still there, so I drove the two hours to go see them. Fell in love, the adoption officer agreed that we would be good owners, so I was allowed to bring them home with me. And the rest is history. They were fairly shy the first day, but since then have come out of their shells. They are friendly, come over to see what we are doing all the time. And they are very very funny, especially when they do their happy bunny dances jumping and racing around stupidly. Jarrad has absolutely fallen in love with Ashe, and is being a lot more involved (he thought they would be boring and just sit there, and was pretty much just letting me get them for myself).

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      They enjoy ripping up newspaper, digging at the rug we have put under their playpen/ at ripped up newspaper in a box / at grass in a bag, chewing on things they shouldn't (such as the hidey hole we got for them), running through some play tunnels we got for them, and sitting up on their back legs to see/hear what we are doing. Typical rabbit behaviours really. But luckily I knew these sort of behaviours are normal going into it. I can imagine if you weren't aware, you could get quite annoyed at these sort of things :P

      They also like sitting and looking like little ducks:
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      See? In love. :) They love to snuggle and groom each other, and are adorable. <3

    • England questions

      6 years ago

      MineIsAnEvil

      So, I know it has been a long time, and I don't have time to sit down and write a whole lot.

      - Life is good.
      - Uni is crazy busy. 6 months left. Can. Not. Wait.
      - How are you all?

      Okay, now that is done. This is specifically for those of you in the UK (or, I guess, if you have ever been).

      My sister is coming over for student exchange in August for about 4 months. She will be staying / studying in Chester. Archeology / Lara Croft / Indianna Jones type stuff (awesome, I know). I think her plan is to go on trips on weekends (depending on how much money she has :P). She is interested in all the old history type stuff, castles and the like (seeing as we have none of that sort of stuff here).

      Anyway, a couple of things.

      - What are the things that she HAS to see/do while she is over there? She is trying to write a list of must-see / must-do things so she doesn't forget.

      - Would any of you be interested in possibly meeting her / going places / having her come to your area and you showing her around? If you are, I can give her some contact details or something. If not, that is okay. I don't blame you, she is fairly insane. :P

      I think those were the main things. I just figured I have contacts who live over there, I may as well see what you all had to say :)

      MIAE

    • Update (with pictures)

      8 years ago

      MineIsAnEvil

      So, it seems to be about the time of my six monthly update (although technically it has only been 5 months since my last one =P)... Anyway, here I go.
      Going on from my last journal, I did finish my presentation and it all went well, which was nice. I got a good mark, graduated, and got to wear a silly gown, all of which went very well (I didn’t even fall over when going up/down on the stairs or anything!). I got accepted into both my PhD in the lab where I studied last year, as well as into Masters in Audiology (for people who don’t know what audiology is, it is basically the people who do hearing tests, and work with people with hearing loss, hearing aids, cochlear implants etc).
      I had a really hard time choosing between the two courses, as they would both have been awesome. Plus the PhD came with an added scholarship. But when I started reading about Audiology, I could really see myself doing that in the long term. While I really enjoyed research, and loved the hospital (and especially the people in it), I was a little concerned about the stability of jobs, and having to constantly grovel for more funding/grants. Jobs in audiology are more consistent, stable, and I like the idea of being able to help people directly, rather than being tucked away in a lab (which I love), but having results that never really get applied into the real world. Plus it lets me avoid doing animal studies (which are hard, because I love animals). So I chose the audiology course. I have been back at uni now for just over a month, and have already been on a bunch of clinical placements (including one in the very first week). So far, I am loving it. I am a bit scared because it is going back to coursework, exams and tests etc which I have NOT been missing at all. Also, the course is really intense – they need to teach us such a HUGE amount, in such a small time, it is quite intimidating. But so far, I am handling it, which is a good start. Not sure what I will be saying in a few weeks when more assignments and tests start rolling around, and I start falling behind in my revision... But at the moment, it is all going okay. =)
      Now, to the more interesting part of this journal...
      Last year, after I finished my course, Jarrad and I went to America for six weeks. Which was amazing. We started planning the trip at the start of the year, and saved like crazy, so we were really fortunate to be able to do everything we wanted to when we were gone.
      So, over the next while, depending on how I go uploading the photos) I am going to try and get some journals up about it...

      In the mean time, here is a sneak peek...

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      ~MIAE

    • BSc (Hons)

      8 years ago

      MineIsAnEvil

      My honours year is nearly over.

      I just handed in my thesis. Now I just have a 15 minute presentation to do in two weeks.

      Then I am finished my undergraduate life forever!

      How scary and awesome. Now I have to decide what to do next...

      Just thought you guys would like to know.

      Also, super super excited about America. Not long to go now!

      *insert squees of excitement here* XD

    • Music

      8 years ago

      MineIsAnEvil

      So, I am currently writing an assignment and preparing an oral presentation. This means that most of the day, every day, I am working on my computer.
      I have some music on my hard drive, but as I am bored of most of it, I end up finding music on youtube... Recently I have been listening to the Dr. Horrible songs and the popcorn song on high rotation.

      I also read the staff blogs on here. Thanks to Monty, I have now become obsessed with two songs. Also, I think his dead fantasy stuff is fantastic, but that is another story.

      Anyway, I just wanted to share these. Srsly. You may or may not like them, but they seem to grow on you.

      Adoreable Korean girls singing... What more can you want?

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    • Bioshock 2

      9 years ago

      MineIsAnEvil

      *fangirl squees*

      So so pretty! Now I just have to wait til Jarrad gets home so I can play... Why did I promise him that? =/

      In other news, I've been pretty busy and doing exciting things, but haven't really had time to write. Stonesword reminded me the other day that it has been about 4 months since I last wrote a journal. In short over the past couple of months I:
      ~ Got the xbox back, but bought a PS3 in the meantime. We still use both pretty much every day, so it was not a waste of money =)
      ~ Turned 21, had a great party, got some awesome presents- drawing tablet, jewelery, books etc. I did write a big journal about this, but forgot to upload it. Oops. =P
      ~ Finished my degree, but am about to start my honours year (more later) so I postponed my graduation. No certificate for me just yet.
      ~ Had a great Christmas in Perth with some of Jarrads family, and new years in Adelaide.
      ~ Got my full licence. No more remembering to put those pesky P-plates up when I want to drive.
      ~ Start honours next week. Really looking forward to it, but also scared. BSc honours is a notoriously hard and stressful year. The lab I am going to be in is a really good one, and my supervisor is great, so hopefully she will help me get through the year successfully. =)
      ~ Have been playing lots of games (finished BioShock again waiting for BioShock 2, Fallout 3, Assassins Creed 2, System Shock 2, Borderlands, etc etc), watching lots of shows (Dollhouse and true blood at the moment). Sat down and watched the entirety of Firefly, then Serenity over two days... Still as good as the first time I saw them.
      It took me ages to get into holiday mode, and now that I only have a week left of holidays, I don't really want to go back yet (or ever =P). I enjoy the whole relaxing, not having any deadlines or stress. But at the same time I am really excited to go into a lab and start doing real work, rather than just being at uni. My honours project is titled "the role of gut peptides in obesity related hypertension". For those of you who don't understand what this means, it is really interesting, okay? =P
      ~ In just over a month, I will have been married for a year. It has been a fantastic year. Being married rocks, and I am a very lucky person. =) Also, it is really nice to be at this stage of the year, and not stressing or running around crazy trying to plan a wedding like I was doing last year. And I think Jarrad really appreciates that as well. =) It was a fantastic day, and one which I will treasure the memories of forever, but boy am I glad we don't have to do it regularly. ;)

      Anyway, I'm sure there have been heaps of other things happen, but these are the main ones I can think of. Besides, I want to go stare at my big, pretty bioshock box some more.

      Hope everyone has been having a good time. =)

    • RRoD

      9 years ago

      MineIsAnEvil

      Fail.

      =(

    • Wedding journal Part 3- Jarrad Appears2

      9 years ago

      MineIsAnEvil

      Okay, so here is part two of the day, I may as well just straight into it… =)
      As we were on our way to the chapel (everything was held on the same site, they had everything there, which was one reason we chose them) we were intercepted by one of the ladies who worked there. Turns out the CD we provided didn’t work in their CD player (and no one had checked before hand- we tested it in ours, and it worked fine). So I had to stand in the lobby while she found another CD, much to the amusement of a couple of people sitting in there having cups of tea. Eventually she found one, but it did mean our ceremony music wasn’t as we chose it- one of the small hiccups of the day, but none were too bad. Just a little disappointing that I had to walk down the aisle to ‘generic wedding music’, rather than what we chose, which was more 'us'. Oh well, nothing we could do about it. =) Speaking of the site… Here are some pictures Jarrads mum took:
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      I don’t have any pictures of anyone walking down the aisle. Josh had control of the camera by this stage, and he and mum walked in as part of the ceremony, so no one could be taking pictures. Once they got there, I think he just forgot for a while that he had the camera, too many other things to look at =P It is so weird walking into a room, and having so many eyes on you. I don’t know how I managed not to fall over, but I am sure I looked the demure bride, staring furiously at either the floor, or Jarrad as I walked down, not looking at anyone else. Not to mention blushing. I am not good in the centre of attention it would seem =P
      Edit: I have managed to get some photos off other people… so here we go.
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      And finally, the moment you have all been waiting for... A picture of Jarrad! (this was taken after the ceremony)
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      And he was waiting for me! That was a relief! =P Once I got up on the little stage bit next to him, I felt a bit better- I wasn’t quite so much the centre of attention any more, it was shared around a bit more ;) (not to mention there had been talk of him upstaging me in numerous ways, from wearing a dress, to not being there when I got there, and parading in after me, to changing the music I was walking in to… many ideas got thrown around, and I was just a little relieved that none of them were used =P)
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      Girls looking gorgeous.
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      And the boys looking gorgeous also. I had no idea what the suits looked like, so I had a pleasant surprise ;) (There had been threats of pink suits, brown and gold ones, and everyone wearing dresses, so everything worked out nicely) =P
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      “I doâ€Âs
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      Vows (We wrote our own, and yes, we both stuffed up (Me twice! XP) but nothing major)
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      Rings- with Jarrad looking away as I put his on for some reason, not sure why there was that pose there =P
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      And now me planning our escape if zombies were to attack
      Through the roof:
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      Or through the floor:
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      I never did choose which would be best, so it is just as well we weren’t attacked!
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      We had our kiss, and then got told by the celebrant that we should do it again…
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      I never realised how many of those damn forms you had to sign until now. They just kept coming!
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      Look, Mike and Sarah got married too! (being our witnesses)
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      Does has pretty and official looking paper? Yep =)
      Then we walked out, and had a large group photo. While we were getting family photos taken, it started bucketing down again. The bridal party hid in a gazebo that was conveniently located where we were having photos taken. Most of the guests disappeared at this time. Luckily we had big umbrellas ready with us, so we could go in groups back into the chapel, where Jason (the photographer) took us for more photos… Including some interesting ones (like him telling the groomsmen they had to kiss me on the cheek, only to have two of them do it, and the other two standing further away just looking bewildered… And another of Jarrad licking my face, then looking disgusted at the taste of the makeup, only to do it again later… He will learn eventually =P) After a variety of pictures in there, the rain eased off, so we went back outside to do more family ones. We then sneaked into the reception area, to have a mock cutting of the cake.

      Which you will see next instalment!

    • Wedding journal Part 1: Prologue

      10 years ago

      MineIsAnEvil

      So, as everyone no doubt knows, Jarrad and I have just gotten married. We thought we should share some of our day with our friends on here… The ones with photos will be friends only, so you guys can feel extra special ;)
      THE DAY BEFORE (Friday)
      I had uni for an hour in the morning (I figured it was better to go then, than try to catch up on an extra class later). So I went off to uni, while Jarrad stayed home, packing bags, and going shopping for the honeymoon. Once I finished uni, I went home, frantically ran around trying to remember everything I needed, certain I was missing things… Then eventually we headed off with Jarrads cousin Stevie, who was one of the groomsmen, and had stayed with us the night before. Of course we managed to hit peak hour traffic. We contemplated turning around and going back home for a while to let it settle down, but I was too excited, and wanted to get there. We made it eventually, and got our rooms- Jarrad and his groomsmen had two rooms, and myself and my bridesmaids (all my sisters) had the flat at the hotel- it had two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a lounge, and a kitchen. Very handy the next morning for getting ready in! ;)
      We went out that night to tea with a large group of friends and family, many of whom were staying in the hotel with us, as they had travelled quite a way.
      After tea, I said goodnight to Jarrad, and he went off with the boys, and played Nintendo 64 until all hours of the morning. I had a much quieter night, just talking, and watching spiderman 3 (not planned, my brother who also stayed with us that night turned on the tv and it was on, so he watched it). Attempted to go to sleep earlish, but instead just lay there, like it was the day before Christmas! =P Eventually I drifted off, only to be woken early the next morning by Sarah, who thought it was time to get up (at about 4 o’clock) ><
      See the next exciting instalment, in the next journal! (This one may even contain pictures! =P)
      ~Talia

  • Comments (1516)

    • LorD_BaZ FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 years ago

      Yeah, it'll be an adventure, but work understands.

      ... a thought occurs, as a dominos delivery driver, who lives in his car... can I claim that on tax as "works from home"?
      *Laughter*

      • MineIsAnEvil

        6 years ago

        hahaha. Yeah. It is more like a house with a runway :P

      • LorD_BaZ FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        6 years ago

        Yeah, the Hamilton island airport... well, I dunno if airport is quite the word I would use to be honest. :D

      • MineIsAnEvil

        6 years ago

        hahaha. Nah, it was just some bad weather. The incompetance of the lady at virgin was more than made up for by an awesome concierge lady and our travel agent, together who helped us get to adelaide in time for part of the party.
        Turns out the airport on Hamilton island has a small airstrip, with sea at the end of it, and no radar, so they need it to be at least 800m of visibility to land or take off from there. Really, the weather wasn't that bad, just a little rainy and cloudy at times. I think it would have been easier if the weather had been really terrible. :P

        But yes, we definitely had a great time apart from that. It is much warmer up there. Even when it was a bit cloudy and raining it was warm and didn't need a jumper at all. Got back to Melbourne to some clouds, some blue sky... But it is really cold. :P

        Now I just have to try and get some money back from our travel insurance people. Fingers crossed! :)

      • LorD_BaZ FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        6 years ago

        Wow. I see my luck is contagious. Ooops. Sorry! ;)
        Good to know despite the incompetence of other people you had a good time though!

      • MineIsAnEvil

        6 years ago

        ooh... I see... I knew that...

        >->
        <-<
        >->

        Well, we had a fantastic time. Until we tried to get to Adelaide for Jarrads brothers party, and our plane was cancelled, and virgin was useless and just offered to give us our money back, only they actually couldn't give it back to us they had to give it to our travel agent instead and we were told we had to find our own way home, so in order to get to the party we had to catch a ferry, a bus, a taxi, two planes (one of which we missed because the first was delayed), and a taxi, all of which were late, or nearly broke down, or both, and we had a total of about 4 hours sleep between us.We did make it to the party in time for speeches and cake. Not quite the two days we planned on having there, but still better than missing it completely. We ended up on having about 12 hours in adelaide, half of which was spent sleeping. Good times... :P

        Apart from that, the rest of our holiday was AWESOME. :)

        =P

      • LorD_BaZ FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        6 years ago

        I was more referring to the fact that people from queensland are strange :D

      • MineIsAnEvil

        6 years ago

        haha. Thanks.

        I guess that is what happens when you grow up in country Victoria with not much parental income, and 6 kids (not to mention lots of pets) to look after :P

        Still, better late than never ;)

      • LorD_BaZ FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        6 years ago

        First time to queensland? Oh...

        Fare thee Welle noble test subject. Be sure to leave a message in a bottle or something! ;)

      • MineIsAnEvil

        6 years ago

        See, this is the first time that we are going to be away since christmas. And of course, it is the one time that they are going to be here Good job timing things, me... :P

        And that is funny, because I am actually going on a big family trip to qld. For the first time ever. My mum is so excited ;)

      • LorD_BaZ FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        6 years ago

        Yeah, i figured you would be jumping between the two cities, hence brought them both to your attention.

        How annoying is that though. I'm the same with funny stand-ups, every time Dylan Moran tours australia and actually reads a map and finds canberra, I'm either in sydney or melbourne or anywhere where he isn't.

        Actually I remember years ago when the band LIVE were still big, our family went on a big vacation to queensland, me and my brother were so upset to learn that Live would come to canberra when we were in queensland.

        Anyway, the night we got to the friends place that we were staying at, the parents were going out to a gig. None other than LIVE themselves.

        Next time that happens, i swear I'm going to email a promoter and ask them to adjust the date just for me... Ha. i can totally see that going so well. lol :D

      • MineIsAnEvil

        6 years ago

        At least your work is understanding, that is good. :)

        And you should try it :P

        ALSO: I only just saw your post about the tea party. That would be awesome. Only problem is, I am in Adelaide for my brother-in-laws 25th birthday on the 14th July, and in Melbourne on the 24th July!!! Couldn't possibly have been the other way around, could it? :P

        Thanks for showing me though! I wish I could go =/

    • LorD_BaZ FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 years ago

      CATCH THE TEA PARTY LIVE IN AUSTRALIA - JULY 2012
      * Presented by Fasterlouder *

      TICKETS ON SALE: 9AM - MONDAY APRIL 30

      MELBOURNE Palais Theatre Saturday 14 July Ticketmaster.com.au or phone 136 100

      BRISBANE The Tivoli Tuesday 17 July Ticketek.com.au or phone 132 849

      SYDNEY Hordern Pavilion Saturday 21 July Ticketek.com.au or phone 132 849

      ADELAIDE Thebarton Theatre Tuesday 24 July Venuetix.com.au or phone 08 8225 8888

      PERTH Metro City Thursday 26 July Oztix.com.au and oztix Retail Outlets or phone 1300 762 545


      You may or may not find the bolded dates interesting. Found it on stalker facebook.

    • Stonesword

      6 years ago

      Double post? What the heck?

    • Stonesword

      6 years ago

      Now you are two journals behind your six month update :-)

      • MineIsAnEvil

        6 years ago

        Thanks, I appreciate it. :)

      • Stonesword

        6 years ago

        Cool

        Good luck finishing it off.

      • MineIsAnEvil

        6 years ago

        Haha, yeah, I am!

        And I never got around to doing my full America trip recap, which is sad.

        Uni life is quite hectic at the moment. Thankfully I only have another 7 or so months, then I am finished, and can be a real grown up with a real job. :P

    • LorD_BaZ FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      What? Dammnit... I posted that last night and it came up twice and now its gone. Argh. Argh I say.

      The point of the original post was to ask if you were aware that The Tea Party had reformed and that they were planning an Australian Tour.

    • LorD_BaZ FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      D-Double P-Post!

      Post edited 1/20/12 12:20PM

    • Stonesword

      7 years ago

      but... but... the six month post....

      :-)

    • FameWolf FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      Happy Birthday Talia! I know it's coming to the end of the day for you now, but I hope that it has been wonderful in any and all ways that it could be!

      (and yes, I've owed you a proper email for a long time now - I'll get onto that :) )

      -Peter

      • MineIsAnEvil

        7 years ago

        Hey, thanks!

        I did have a wonderful day. I had a free hair treatment thing from a local hairdresser (which was very weird, haven't been in a hairdressers since my debutante ball). But it was nice doing that. Then in the afternoon I had some uni, which was good because I got to see some of my friends, then Jarrad took me out to dinner and a movie, which again is something we hardly ever do, but was really nice, even if the movie was sad. =)

        Today I went up to my parents house, and got to see my dog for the first time in ages, which was really awesome. Plus I saw my family, which was okay I guess =P (Just kidding, I had a great time). I got some money as presents to help pay for a bunch of plants and gardening stuff Jarrad and I bought a couple of weeks ago, and I also got an orange tree, which is awesome. We have quite a collection of fruit trees now! I can't wait to get our own house so we can actually put them in the ground, rather than in pots. Luckily they are almost all dwarf ones, so for the moment they are fine in pots, but I really want to have our own garden. Looking forward to that for sure! =)

        Overall I have had a really nice time. =)

    • Stonesword

      7 years ago

      Good luck in your studies

    • Stonesword

      7 years ago

      It's almost 5 months, time to do another 6 month post. :-)

    • FameWolf FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      In reply to TheNefasus, #2:

      And you have that killer attack dog...
      You nefarious type person you.

      In reply to MineIsAnEvil, #3:

      Hahahaha.

      Sorry, I did have something I was going to say, but I got distracted by the thought of your dog as a killer attack dog. =P

      Dog-jitsu? The most dangerous - and laziest - martial art in the world?
      -Peter

    • SloeBombFizz

      7 years ago

      I saw that locally (actually an Iowa sub-reddit) but didn't imagine it would go international.
      That's hilarious.

      Yep... Mayor Crews wants a copy of everyone's keys.
      Or at least for all the commerical and rental properties. I'm a little unclear if they really intend to push it to everyone's home. But even so, it impacts ol' man Poole who's a landlord and has keys to the apartments of a bunch of college kids.

      Although come to think of it all those apartments have those security code locks to the outside I think. So he'd have to provide a bunch of combinations for the city.

    • Gavino FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      Aw thanks for taking pictures of the article!

    • SloeBombFizz

      7 years ago

      YOUR FACE IS INTERESTING!!!

      Wait, angry internet voice doesn't really apply here, does it?
      Well then, I guess... uh, thanks.

      Yeah, I'll say that instead.

    • SloeBombFizz

      7 years ago

      Sharing
      www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=the-neuroscience-of-gut

      Might be of interest to you, I thought

    • LorD_BaZ FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      It is indeed that guy. See, You already know for a fact that he's awesome. So you need to support his plan and buy his books!!

      That's a shame, if you had stuff to do then it is understandable, and it's not like you can go to the manager of the bookstore and say "Hey, can you open tomorrow so we can grab these?"

    • LorD_BaZ FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      Aha. Yeah, Small bookshop with dedicated staff who aren't just there for the paycheck, they love their books too. They may not make as much as a chain-store but I'm willing to bet they do exactly what a chainstore claims to be but isn't "For the book-lover"

      And there is no way to be quick in a book shop. =P


      EXACTLY. If you're in a bookshop and you don't read ten pages of a book to see what it's like? Doing It Wrong!

      Probably was, they probably would have had lots of copies... at the same time though? When did they close? They might not have ordered in stock for a couple of weeks beforehand and thus never gotten in his new one.

      Guarantee you though, that store you linked? They'll have it. Absolutely.

    • FameWolf FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      From Qwirtle's journal:

      In reply to MineIsAnEvil, #3:

      Having said that, I hardly ever go barefoot these days. Concrete does not feel good for barefeet. =/

      I'll be honest, I don't find concrete that bad - it simply retains the cold for too long if they weather has been bitter! My main reason for wearing shoes out is the automatic "the street is dirty, shoes are clean and hygienic and safe" thing we're taught as kids. But out in the yard playing with the dog, being barefoot there on a hard surface isn't bad... it's just about how you land when you run around.

      -Peter

    • LorD_BaZ FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      Oh right. A small-ish one hidden away in the mall, dedicated to Sci-fi/Fantasy? I am intruiged. If it's been there for aaaages then there's normally a reason behind it, and SF/F fans are to say the very least... Dedicated, so that store would survive on regulars and big releases.

      Bioshock. That was the other game I was thinking of! Yeah, I have a Mr Bubbles statue :D

      Local borders did it subtly too. Smaller and smaller then gone! They don't even sell the Halo Novels either. They are trying not to acknowledge the existance of the new one either. Hell. They didn't even get in Wise Mans Fear. At ALL. I mean what the fuck. (Patrick Rothfuss, if you haven't read Name of the Wind yet. Do It. NOW (Well, tomorrow morning)(First thing)) I bought my big-ass brick of a hard-copy from Dymocks for $50, and I'm willing to bet they sold a metric shit-tonne of it. Borders has themselves to blame.

    • LorD_BaZ FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      Would you, by any chance be referring to Minotaur? Yeah, I've never been there but I beleive it still exists. I've heard wonderful things about it. There's one in Sydney called Kinokunia that is much the same thing. Fucking Huge.

      DUCK HUNT.

      See, I like the extra things you get with games too, I mean I treasure my Fallout lunchbox and all that stuff. Cloth Maps and all that, and it's worth it if you can find it, but I just wander into a game store and straight back out. It's ridiculous.

      I've not read Twilight and I never will... scary though, there's a fanfic floating around ye olde internets that is actually GOOD. Better than the series it's based on... because it takes a completely different direction, and the characters aren't idiots. This. If anyone asks? I didn't link it to you and this part of the comment to you is photoshopped. smiley0.gif

      It could be our local Borders given the recent financial crap they brought upon themselves, I know someone that works at our borders and isn't a fan of the recent management decisions.

    • LorD_BaZ FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      Oh yeah, Closing down sale, see I misread that as they were closing for the night and were getting you out of the store as fast as possible. Oops.

      Yeah. We get absolutely ripped off when it comes to anything not australian. That's been a pet peeve of mine for a good long time, and anyone who doesn't pay attention? Denies it happens. Fuck. I can't walk into an EB anymore. I just see if the game exists on steam and hit *Add To Cart* and it is not as much as an issue as you think because most *Deluxe Editions* on steam are only about 10% dearer than the standard and you still get the bonus content, albeit in a digital form, but I'd rather buy it on steam for a bit than cough up full price in EB/Game. Though the Physical box for Portal 2's deluxe version looks friggin cool and I'd buy that in a heart-beat if I didn't already own it on steam.

      Bookstores though, especially the major ones? Have all sorts of books... and so few stories. I see Twilight posters everywhere and ads for books of a similar stripe... especially my local borders. Can you gues what they don't carry at Borders Civic anymore? I bet you'll never guess, because it seems like such a brutally stupid decision... but yeah.

      I'll let you guess though.

      Just promise not to set fire to borders stores near you... actually, do it anyway ;)

      Yeah. I was kdding on the Mail thing, I mean you're not wrong, you didn't even know I had gone to the Aus DW Con until after the fact, so yeah who knows what hijinks I would embark on with free books from melbourne. smiley0.gif . I do not lend books. Do Not.

      Post edited 4/13/11 3:01AM

    • LorD_BaZ FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      Heh, I didn't even notice I'd done that with the "Misunderstanding" more accurately it would probably be summed up as "Shitty Journalism"

      I own... man I have no idea how many DW books I own, I keep thinking it wouldn't be that much, but then you think about it and realise that actually might be likely. I think I own everything from Fifth Elephant on. I think. Also compounded by the fact they're locked away in storage and I can't access them at the moment. Which is Fail.

      Ah. Bargain basement books. That's the one thing you can count on with Bookstores. If they don't charge you two arms and three legs for it, it's crap. :D

      Well you could use the mail... Nah. I do plan to travel down Melbourne way eventually. Hopefully before the world ends at the very least....

    • LorD_BaZ FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      That sounds accurate. Terry and his family frequently holiday here. He stayed up in far north queensland to research Nation (Which I have not read yet) His wife generally doesn't come on the signing tours.

      So yeah, that sounds likely. A Misunderstanding.

    • LorD_BaZ FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      Interesting. Strange as well. Which article? Which Paper? Are they meaning 9/11 as the WTC?

      Terry was in australia for the first Nullas Anxietas con and that was in 2007. It's been held every two years like clockwork actually, and they're already planning NA4 (Those poor bastaards)

      Methinks that journalist Did Not Do The Research.

    • Qwirtle

      7 years ago

      Ha I know, its been terrible - my offline life has been taking over. That, plus Facebook means I haven't had as much time to concentrate on this site. But hopefully this time I'll be better!

    • Stonesword

      7 years ago

      You definitely need to spend more time in Canada next time.
      :-)

    • LorD_BaZ FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      No Haha? But... but how will I know its you posting and not some imposter? Heh. Actually, I never noticed it. So heh.

      Old Parliament House is normally some wacky colour or other, but the actual images and stuff was a first, hopefully not a last.

    • LorD_BaZ FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      Cheese! Rumour is that the guys behind it want to make it a regular event. So I'm hoping they get the guys behind the light shows back next year as well and do some even more insane stuff to buildings.

    • LorD_BaZ FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      Basically we all looked like idiots. But it was fun. I am used to looking like an idiot, there was nothing new there. =P


      I'm fairly certain that if you don't look like an idiot doing something, you're doing it wrong, or you're one of those obnoxious people with that "skill" thing.

      Also convinced that is what babies are for anyway. "Oh, you think you're all cool and grown up eh, ha. Take that, as I barf on your shoulder and giggle like it's the funniest thing in the universe. Look cool now, I dare you"

    • LorD_BaZ FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      *hits google*

      Oh. That.

      Cool! That sounds fun!

    • LorD_BaZ FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      "Audiologist" <- A what?

    • LorD_BaZ FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      That too. Well for you rather than me. Heh

      So whats the masters course about? I've never heard of a doctor introduce himself as Master Doctor, GP, so it's clearly not that. smiley0.gif

    • LorD_BaZ FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      Pretty much. It's like where did all the time go? *Logs into Roosterteeth* Oh, there it went!.

    • LorD_BaZ FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      About two years ago I left that job. Actually? Woah. In Two weeks it will be two years since I left that job. I don't miss it, but I still think those gardens are impressively pretty.

    • SloeBombFizz

      8 years ago

      is this true?


      www.youtube.com/watch?v=9k0ety5Vado

    • FameWolf FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      She is so cute!

      That is exciting. =)

      I hope you get many wonderful stories about her.

      She also has the advantage of being a midget - she'll be "a puppy" forever, so retain that cute factor... Whether she'll quieten down is another matter - taking her for a walk gives your arms more exercise than a session in the gym. She honestly has as much strength when she pulls as Ash did, and he was twice her size.

      Indoors? She's calm, peaceful.
      In the yard? She's a blur of fur moving at high velocity.
      Out for a walk? ... there's work to do here. Lots.

      Plus, we're already getting stories about her, not just ones about how she didn't try and bite my sister's boyfriend. It seems she's a dog who enjoys being chauffeured around... We just need to let her know that it's only our vehicle she should be trying to get a ride in. smiley8.gif

      -Peter

    • SloeBombFizz

      8 years ago

      Oh... no, quick before Chris gets on and his head asplodes, I must explain that a second little girl was down there too. And that's her in the picture with the noisemakers. Not our lovely Sophia.
      She was an uninvited vagrant child. We gave her a noisemaker and hoped it would keep her happy.

    • Dragonhost

      8 years ago

      I'm glad to hear your lifes been going good too, need to update my journal with my new girlfriend I think..we'll have to have a game on xbox some ime, preferably before february....since my gold runs out then

    • Dragonhost

      8 years ago

      yeah it is, 20 months so far, just a few more and I finish schooling and work my arse off to get over there!

    • Dragonhost

      8 years ago

      I've been good, got an american girlfriend and went to see her in september

    • Dragonhost

      8 years ago

      how you been?, didn't expect you to still be here

    • SloeBombFizz

      8 years ago

      Thank you.
      Firstly for sending these and going thru the hassle.
      Secondly for not putting me in email jail at work.
      Thirdly for being you.
      Fourthly for letting me know what's happening.
      Quintly for giving me an alert so I could hit the 'clear all alerts' because stupid RT is giving me a notice that I have new alerts when I don't anymore and I couldn't clear it until you posted a personal comment that let me clear all my new alerts.
      Sixly for reading all this pointless goobledy-gook I'm typing.
      Sevenly because I wanted to say 'sevenly' to myself... it sounds funny.
      Eightly because now that I'm this far in the list I can't stop.
      Ninely because of how awesome you are.
      And Decimally for ... ... oh shi- I got nothing. OK, I'm done.

    • SloeBombFizz

      8 years ago

      Dr Worm is awesome. But not as Awesome as YOU!
      Yeah, Shelia was getting sick and she got better and now she's all sniffly, hacking and sick again while I'm feeling pretty good.
      I'll have to see if I can make some Pav to cheer her up... someone in the house is fussy and for once it itsn't me or Jarrad.

      Hope to see you around the XBox soon. Oh, that reminds me... I owe Jarrad an apology.
      OK... bye

    • film_geek

      8 years ago

      Hey!

      Sorry it took me a month to get back to you. things are great, busy buy great.

      That's awesome you're coming to Canada, I'll try to think of some stuff for you to see. (though you some totally come see my theatre. it's awesome.)

      The science centre is pretty cool, the ROM is ok (though the redesign of the building made it a lot more crappy)

      What type of stuff do you want to see? sights, shopping, attractions?

    • FameWolf FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      I think little stutters are natural; confidence isn't just in keeping words flowing non-stop, but in using the right ones to express your knowledge... Though to be honest, it sounds like you managed both of these things!

      What are you planning for next year, then? Still looking at ever higher education?

      (Plus, I don't actually know about any trip, technically. Though from the journal and... DW thread, perhaps?... saying "America?" sounds like a half decent guess)

      As for me... The job hunt seems to have got itself lost somewhere. I'm still temping, helping with admit at the media department for the university. It's pretty interesting working with the people who taught me over the last few years - there are so many things that are kept concealed in the nature of a student-teacher relationship. Now I'm picking up on the gossip, who annoys who by leaving dirty cups around, and what people really think of the various members of management... and so on.

      It's keeping me busy, though for some reason it has gone quiet again (so I can start checking the site again - for the last three weeks or so there just hasn't been time to breathe, so the change in pace is nice). The downside is that I'm here on my own right now - the lady I work with being on holiday for close to three weeks - so I can't just take a day off to get to Rob and Amber's wedding early... It'll be an "after work" rush, which I'm certain will be fun.

      On the whole, things aren't bad; maybe life isn't at its most awesome right now, but I've got money coming in, a job that I don't hate, I'm getting the free time to sit and write things like this occasionally, and the weekend coming will be spent with friends.

      Outside of studies, how is life with you? Is there stress there too, or is that mainly due to applications?

      -Peter

    • FameWolf FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      I think little stutters are natural; confidence isn't just in keeping words flowing non-stop, but in using the right ones to express your knowledge... Though to be honest, it sounds like you managed both of these things!

      What are you planning for next year, then? Still looking at ever higher education?

      (Plus, I don't actually know about any trip, technically. Though from the journal and... DW thread, perhaps?... saying "America?" sounds like a half decent guess)

      As for me... The job hunt seems to have got itself lost somewhere. I'm still temping, helping with admit at the media department for the university. It's pretty interesting working with the people who taught me over the last few years - there are so many things that are kept concealed in the nature of a student-teacher relationship. Now I'm picking up on the gossip, who annoys who by leaving dirty cups around, and what people really think of the various members of management... and so on.

      It's keeping me busy, though for some reason it has gone quiet again (so I can start checking the site again - for the last three weeks or so there just hasn't been time to breathe, so the change in pace is nice). The downside is that I'm here on my own right now - the lady I work with being on holiday for close to three weeks - so I can't just take a day off to get to Rob and Amber's wedding early... It'll be an "after work" rush, which I'm certain will be fun.

      On the whole, things aren't bad; maybe life isn't at its most awesome right now, but I've got money coming in, a job that I don't hate, I'm getting the free time to sit and write things like this occasionally, and the weekend coming will be spent with friends.

      Outside of studies, how is life with you? Is there stress there too, or is that mainly due to applications?

      -Peter

    • SloeBombFizz

      8 years ago

      Hiya Pudd'n Pop. Yep, I wasted money on a halloween costume for may avatar.
      But it's just so styl'n, I had to.

      Jen's thing went well. She has a beautiful voice. They were fun to listen to and Sophia seemed to be getting used to us by the end of the day. Kelly stayed and hung out with us thru the afternoon today. Discovered a street fair in the East Village by mistake and strolled thru there. All in all, a fairly good weekend is wrapping up.

    • feyd1

      8 years ago

      Staying on is good, I managed 8 years... It does have it's perks, but you do end up doing a boat load of work for not much money at all, at all new levels of stress when you submit your thesis. I don't regret doing my PhD at all, but everyone I've talked to who has done one too has agreed about just how hard it is, which I suppose is kind of the point.

    • canon_fodder FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      Yeah saw your message, I will not bring the TV. I really can't wait to catch up!

    • Iddstar

      8 years ago

      It's times like these that I reflect upon that day years ago when I gave my parents grief for making similar observations and complaints.

      So it's true: we all become our parents eventually.

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