amber

36 years old
Female
from melbourne, australia

  • Activity

    • really?

      4 years ago

      amber

      i haven't updated in 2 years? that's SLACK. PAXAUS is coming up at the end of October so it'll be the 3rd one i'll be attending, however i don't think we'll splurge on 3 day tickets these days, and probably just get a Saturday pass. upside is that it's halloween, so that'll be fun. we might even go so far as to cosplay something. what, i have no idea.

      wedding and honeymoon are over and done with. although i could totally use another 3 weeks in the US. i didn't get to see a lot of people i wanted to, and didn't eat nearly enough taco bell and other delicious american foods.

      the new site seems to have its teething problems, but i'm sure it'll be better in the long run!

      x

    • wow, i'm a horrible updater

      6 years ago

      amber

      it's been 7 months since my last post. oops. not much news to report on. i now work for the australian defence force in the recruiting dept as an administrator. it's a fair hike to the city every day, 1hr15mins by train both ways, and the pay isn't exactly that great, HOWEVER as i was unemployed and recovering from gallbladder surgery prior to that...i'm not complaining! it's money and it pays the mortgage and that's all we care about.

      went to PAXaus this weekend. Joel and i got a hotel room in the city, as it was easier than driving in an out of the city for 3 days. i came down with a crazy bad stomachache at 6am saturday morning and spent most of the day in bed while joel went stir crazy, poor thing. at least we got to do PAX friday and sunday. saw all the things we wanted to see and got to meet Jamie in the flesh! YAY! lunch tomorrow with her is going to be fun, yes yes.

      no other news really. working. living. trying to work out what we're doing with our front garden...it's hard choosing plants that will require little upkeep and can handle the crazy winds we get up on the top of the hill. a few weeks ago we got an aluminum shed and after we spent 5hours putting it together in the cold and slightly rainy weather we were surprised to find that the wind had moved the entire unit a good 30cms down the side of the house and away from the bricks...oops! we probably should secure it better.

      it was insane to see the lines AND LINES of people waiting to get autographs from Gus, Burnie and Jack at PAXaus...funny to see how much this community/company has grown since i first signed up all those years ago. good for them, they deserve it. still can't believe it's been 7 years since i went to my first RvBTO. memories!!

      ok, enough rambling, i have to shower and clean the house! xxxx

    • got a joke for you...

      6 years ago

      amber

      q. what's the best way to recover from gallbladder surgery?

      a. have your angry & inflamed appendix taken out 3 months later!! badum-tssh.

      apparently the surgery went well. a 4 day hospital stay with IV antibiotics isn't much fun. now im a home, attempting to heal. my left arm is super sore from the IV, but at least I can lie on my sides. now just to heal & get back to work!

      take note kiddies, don't ignore a stomach ache that lasts for 5 days!

    • stuff

      6 years ago

      amber

      i had a job interview today. i THINK it went well?? it was short, but the lady seemed to like that i was younger than most of the applicants...which is a good thing, right?

      my outsides have healed up, now it's just a matter of my insides healing up. it still hurts to lie on my side or stomach for any long periods of time...how am i supposed to read books or sleep dangit?

      getting some quotes on what it'd cost for us to deck our "outdoor room" and fill our backyard up with instant turf.

      we had some gorgeous weather on the weekend through to tuesday...but tuesday night until now (thursday) we've been inundated with huge winds and rain. because we're on top of the hill we get quite a bit of the wind, and i worry that our roof will blow off...wonder if i can complain to the builders if that happens?

      aside from that, nothing much is going on. probably should start cross-stitching again, totally dropped the ball on that one.

      woo.

      <3

    • 7 years ago

      amber

      i got to wave and smile at a bunch of awesome people in toronto this morning. that was pretty ace.

      <3

    • 7 years ago

      amber

      i wish i could be in toronto with all of you lovely people celebrating the last rvbto...so i'll just have to live vicariously through all of you. plus, people with gallstones are no fun. we just mope around, complaining about how uncomfortable we are.

      1 week until my specialist appt....it cannot come soon enough!

      <3

    • ramblings.

      7 years ago

      amber

      it's hard being made redundant and then still having to come to work every day.

      i have zero motivation and no sense of urgency to do things. i'm expected to write a manual on how to do my job, but i feel it's a compeltely pointless endeavour as they are planning on changing systems before june 30th, so anything i write instructions for will be irrelevant after i leave.

      forget any debt collection...i didn't enjoy that when it was made part of my job...now that i have 1.5 months left of work, there's no way they can get me to call up old people or the family of the oldies and ask for money.

      there's a lot of positive things about this though, as i truly did not enjoy my job once we were bought out by the new owners. we have no manager in this office, and as much as i hate to admit it, without a manager, myself and a few others have let our work slide a little. the ridiculous thing is that no one knows what we do anyway, so even if we didn't do it correctly, how would they know? there's been so many things i've asked to have fixed, or sorted out and no one up in head office gives a shit, so if they don't care...why should i? this place is literally throwing money away because they never bothered to sit down and see exactly what we do and how we do it. hell, after they fired my boss and her boss they didn't learn how to run any of the reports she ran...and after she was gone they expected a) that they could reverse engineer the report from looking at the piece of paper that was printed out or that b) i knew how to do it..(although it wasn't even my job i had a small idea of what was to be done...but i wasn't sure if it was run correctly. the stupid part is that this one report was worth like $125k each month...and they didn't even care!).

      i really hope i find a new job soon, preferably closer to home and something that i'll enjoy doing, because i do not want to be forced to apply for a job that i'm not really psyched on, and then get stuck there for however long until something better comes along. might have to contact my old personnel company and see if they can find me anything.

      my back is still sore, but nowhere near as bad as it was. i stupidly moved some rocks 2 weeks ago and last weekend i was lugging around my 1yr old neice so suffice to say i haven't exactly aided in the healing process.

      i'm also struggling with energy. probably doesn't help that i'm stressed re: work and somewhat depressed too. i really have to pull my finger out and do something about that. i still haven't posted house photos either...i'm inexcusably lame. sorry about that.

      <3

    • 7 years ago

      amber

      i've been made redundant at work. my last day is june 30th. life is just...awesome.

    • 7 years ago

      amber

      good news: received a package of love and awesome from jackiebot.

      bad news: hurt a disc in my back which is making life difficult in all accounts. not enjoying it at all, physio tonight.

      good news: we have a house warming/joel's 30th birthday party this saturday, so we get to catch up with a lot of friends.

      bad news: if i'm still crippled, it won't be much fun cleaning and cooking for 2 days to prep for the party!

      good news: our dishwasher should be delivered this week. our stupid expensive colourbond fence will be installed on the 16th of April which means after that we can start saving money again and maybe focus on the garden...or dirt as it is. i would love to be able to do weeding now, but apparently that's what injured my back in the first place...*grumble grumble getting old is rubbish* i'm not even 30 yet!

      how are all y'all?

    • 7 years ago

      amber

      *grumble grumble* working on your birthday sucks.

  • Comments (3266)

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

      2 years ago

      Woohoo!  FU!

      • amber

        2 years ago

        hahah oh god, i didn't even notice! just goes to show how often i log in here. :|

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

      5 years ago

      have you seen this? because i feel like you should see this -

      shirt.woot.com/plus/we-heart-mexico?ref=cnt_...

      • amber

        5 years ago

        i love all of these.xxx

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

      5 years ago

      i tried to respond to your text last night, and google told me "destination not supported"

      which i find to be utter bullshit.

      did you get it? and do you use gtalk / google hangouts?

      • amber

        5 years ago

        noooo. i did not get it :( but i'm glad you got mine!! i shall download hangouts right now.

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

      5 years ago

      So, i took this video today of our new, teeny bunny. i haven't posted it anywhere yet.. you get to be the first to see it (you should the volume down or off.. it's very static-y) -

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMGJkiBbYsU

      • amber

        5 years ago

        argh! thank you :) that totally made my train ride home today super awesome. <3

    • otter_be Butts Forum Moderator

      6 years ago

      Hey!
      HEY.

      I miss you smiley12.gif

      • otter_be Butts Forum Moderator

        6 years ago

        I am! I'm stuck in the office today though. BOO.

        Don't worry, the poles will swap in a bit, and soon it will be snowing here!

      • amber

        6 years ago

        hello sarahbby! I miss you too! hope you're enjoying the sun and salamanders on my behalf, cause it's bloody cold here at the moment! <3 times a billionty.

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

      6 years ago

      amber, dearest, did you ever get your xbl gold back up? I had to buy a new membership, and found one for like $40-45 USD.

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

        6 years ago

        right? I was annoyed when I had to order an actual card, myself. I'm pretty sure I even shouted "JUST GIVE ME THE DAMN CODE" at my screen

      • amber

        6 years ago

        p.s i still don't understand why it's cheaper for amazon to do that vs. an online code. scrazy.

      • amber

        6 years ago

        i shall look into my lovely, thank you for the offer too :) xxx

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

        6 years ago

        kk! If you have to get one that's a physical card instead of a code (which is what i had to do to get a cheap one), you're more than welcome to send it to me for quickness, and cheaper pricing, and i'll message you the code <3

        Post edited 5/22/13 3:33PM

      • amber

        6 years ago

        not yet. I will very soon! xxx

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

      6 years ago

      So I tried to respond to you via xbl, but the xbox ate my message, and I got all mad at it...

      but yeah, that NJ chick also stole my handle on twitter. It's weird that I know this, but she's a photographer that used to live in chicago.. one time, a few years ago, princess messaged her via myspace, telling her there was only one robotjackie, and she's an imposter...

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

      6 years ago

      HI AMBER I LOVE YOU! Hope you and Joel are well. <333

    • Tb0ne

      7 years ago

      Yup =(

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    • Fireball DRUNK

      7 years ago

      It's okay, I have Southern colloquialism in my blood.

    • cyanophobia

      7 years ago

      Happy birthday, beautiful! (it's still your bday in my land)

      • amber

        7 years ago

        thank you my lovely bluebird! <3

    • cyanophobia

      7 years ago

      Oh, trust me. I am coming! You need some one to make you tortillas and smuggle in mexican spices. ;)

    • cyanophobia

      7 years ago

      That doesn't look too bad! I could figure it out. Houses definitely sneak in lots of extra expenses. But when it's all said and done, you'll have a great place to grow old with joel in.

    • cyanophobia

      7 years ago

      Geez, my plane ticket would be cheaper, and yes, I can weld. I could even borrow robert's little welder, so thats no problemo. Just have to buy bailing wire, which is cheap. What gauge is the fence?

    • cyanophobia

      7 years ago

      I like your face. I think youre pretty rad. <3

    • puckplayer

      7 years ago

      AMBA

    • Tb0ne

      7 years ago

      Fucking goddamn site

    • Tb0ne

      7 years ago

      Australia FTW!

      Thanks!

    • darnclem King of Dongs

      7 years ago

      maaaaaaybe smiley0.gif

    • darnclem King of Dongs

      7 years ago

      Well, I don't know that I'd consider most American's all that awesome. Probably the same with quite a few aussie's too.

    • darnclem King of Dongs

      7 years ago

      Oh yeah, you Australians are even crazier than we American's are. I don't know how I forgot that.

    • darnclem King of Dongs

      7 years ago

      FOOTBALL, AND NOT THAT BULL SHIT WHERE THEY ONLY USE THEIR FEET.

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

      7 years ago

      Did you not have A/C in your old place? it may be expensive at home to run. but I always sacrifice other stuff for it if I have to. I don't need to eat out or buy lots of booze, skip a game whatever. Your home is your castle. No point in sweating and being uncomfortable when you are trying to relax.

      Me? Getting Old. Trying to get energized to make more videos, work on my blog, etc. But I'm exhausted all the time. And I get up at 6:30 as well so I can leave early.....but then I go home and nap. WORTH IT!

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

      7 years ago

      How is your house and adorable face?

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

      7 years ago

      He states it's zombie makeup from halloween.

    • jeff Shorts Forum Mod

      7 years ago

      hey, i miss you too! i haven't been on xbox in months, we should really halo it up soon!

    • Jabberwocky

      7 years ago

      Definitely let me know!

    • DumpsterMutt

      7 years ago

      50k? Damn that's far. One way? If its round trip that's not too bad, but one way is brutal. Sounds like you need a Kindle for Christmas..... smiley8.gifsmiley13.gif

    • Jabberwocky

      7 years ago

      Oh man, I'll have to send you habenero seeds sometime somehow!

    • Fireball DRUNK

      7 years ago

      Got your MW3, it's shipping to you tomorrow!

      Is your addy in the address exchange?

    • Larith

      7 years ago

      if you're not busy msg me on some client please?

    • Jabberwocky

      7 years ago

      i am SO very very looking forward to having a "thanksweenie" at our house next year. it was a tradition i started while in Cali and would love to kinda bring it 'down unda' although sweet potato and marshmallows together is a foreign concept, along with pumpkin 'pie'. it's a vegetable, not a dessert!! :P


      YOU'RE A VEGETABLE

      Sweet potatoes and marshmallows ARE a strange combination, I'll give you that. In fact, it sounds kind of gross. But once it's in your mouth, you definitely change your mind. (Well, most people. Jabberhubby HATES sweet potatoes -- childhood trauma -- until I made him mine.... and now I can even get him to eat sweet potato fries, so WIN.)

      I love pumpkin, I've baked it into coffee cake and muffins and cupcakes. Noms. And pie? Double noms.

      Vegetables are versatile, give them a chance!

    • Jabberwocky

      7 years ago

      you totally know that i'd be there if there wasn't an ocean between us, right?

      maybe we should start work on that australia/usa bridge?


      Gah! I know! <3

      That journal was mostly directed at the other Washington-dwellers who have yet to inform me of their plans... and Thanksgiving is a week away. So frustrated that I'm tempted to be a total hermit and just rescind all of my invites and EAT ALL THE DESSERTS BY MYSELF.

    • Larith

      7 years ago

      AMBER PANTS! i wish texting you wasn't long distance! i miss you guys!

    • darnclem King of Dongs

      7 years ago

      How's the job market?

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

      7 years ago

      ohgodthoseareawesome!!

      ..but no, i keep all my piercings at the regular, boring, original sizes... you'll just have to wear them for me!

    • kickcows GREEN IS THE BEST

      7 years ago

      your package in the mail made me :3.

      thank you so very much.

      smiley12.gif

    • kickcows GREEN IS THE BEST

      7 years ago

      AMBER!!!!

      smiley12.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley12.gif

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

      7 years ago

      I literally guffawed when I looked at it. :D And your handwriting is perfectly lovely!

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

      7 years ago

      THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU

      thank you thank you thank you

      I love it.

      thank you

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

      7 years ago

      Amber! I love the gift, thank you so much! smiley12.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley12.gif

    • cyanophobia

      7 years ago

      YOU ARE THE BEST THE BEST THE BEST THE BEST.

      <333

    • fleureaux

      7 years ago

      Like the name?

    • otter_be Butts Forum Moderator

      7 years ago

      MY THOUGHTS EXACTLY.

      Which is why that is now remedied smiley12.gif

    • Fireball DRUNK

      7 years ago

      There is an Amber online! That means it's morningish time in lolstralia.

    • jeff Shorts Forum Mod

      7 years ago

      oi!

    • Fireball DRUNK

      8 years ago

      Yes, I will come be your personal tailor. I really want to see Australia one day. I keep telling Jonesy we need to start saving.

      Y'alls possums are cute, but they sound like the spawn of Satan.

    • Fireball DRUNK

      8 years ago

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      This made me laugh really hard. Your possums vs our possums.

    • Larith

      8 years ago

      I miss you!

    • steph

      8 years ago

      you are the loveliest of lovelies, and i freaking adore you smiley12.gif

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