irregular muzings

Saturday, December 25, 2004

I'm going to be a Dad again!

Exciting news revealed for your Christmas enjoyment :) Ben is going to be a Dad again, Inspiral will be doing the hard yards as Mum and Kez will relax in the role of Aunty. Again. In September. Or possibly August. Awwww :)

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feeling: Christmassy
groovin' to: Professional Pirate
last movie viewing: Home Alone 2: Lost In New York
bookworm currently enjoying: Wheel of Time
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Friday, December 10, 2004

incidents, observations and ideas

Yesterday, while shopping with my sis-in-law Inspiral, I suspect I was the unwitting victim of some shopping centre rage! We were strolling away from New Zealand icecream, sipping our Chillos (I went for mint-choc, Inspiral taste-tested the cookies'n'cream), when I felt something slam into my ankle. Turning around, I discovered it was a shopping trolley being pushed by a woman who I imagine thought we weren't walking fast enough. "Sorry!" she said, not very sincerely. Humph! Inspiral and I veered off to the left, away from the crazy-woman-with-trolley.


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Did you know, when you overmelt Melts, they don't just become super liquid chocolate, but rather weird, hard, crunchy-looking lumps that don't look fit for human consumption. Go figure.


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Rexona deoderant acts as a fertiliser on underarm hair. Just trust me on this one, folks.


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I'm a pretty fussy eater, which can lead to some, shall we say, interesting requests when getting takeaway. At Subway, when asked which salad items I would like added to my Pizza sub (with chicken and bacon, mmMMM!), I requested only pickles and capsicum. The "sandwich artiste" seemed a little thrown by the request as for a good few seconds her hand kept reaching into the lettuce. No lettuce! Lettuce is for rabbits! Yuck!


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You know you're getting older and losing your svelte figure when you go shopping for swimwear and bypass the bikini racks heading straight for the one-piece, in black (very slimming!), low cut at the bottom and high cut at the top... and then you grab a pair of baggy knee-length boardies as well.


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Marshmallows are really hard to chop. Yep. Those suckers are so darn sticky on the inside.


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My Christmas card list seems to dwindle every year. This year I believe I will only be sending four Christmas cards. I suppose this qualifies me as "sad and lonely", though I don't feel that way. Seems I have many friends who have never cared to pass on their postal addresses! At least it's a saving when buying packs of Christmas cards. I need only buy one pack every half-dozen years. I wonder if those few people who are recipients of cards from me will notice that they are receiving the exact same card design several years running..


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If I ever make it to New Zealand, I am so gonna go Zorbing!

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Thursday, December 02, 2004

this post is about cricket (but it's brief)

..much like South Australia's innings. Today, the South Aussies were bowled out by the Baby Blues (that's New South Wales for the uninitiated) for 29 runs. "Hmm" says I, "that must be one dodgy pitch!" Not so! At the close of play, NSW were 2 down for 233. One batsman alone has scored 154.

Damn, that's embarrassing! (if you're a South Aussie cricketer)

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Wednesday, December 01, 2004

piratekez

Don't let me down lubbers, or I'll make ye walk the plank! Arrr!

What kind of pirate am I? You decide!
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Brought to you by Rum and Monkey



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oh christmas tree

December 1st has long been designated Christmas Tree Decoration Day in this household. Furthermore, for a number of years now, I have been the designated Christmas Decorator. Therefore, 'tis always a great joy for me when December 1st rolls around; I wake up excited for the day ahead, perhaps even more excited than on Christmas Day itself!

Christmas Tree Decoration Day jumpstarts the festive spirit within, for me anyway. I lug the tree and decorations out of storage, then dust off the Christmas CDs and pump cheery tunes out of the stereo while I set to work. It typically takes me a few CDs to finish my decorating, because I like to pause from time to time to sing along with the carols or groove around the tree as I see fit.

Each year I like to add something new to the tree. This year I decided the tree was long past due for a new set of lights! I found a pretty set of 36 star-shaped lights that have numerous flashing functions. I can't wait for the big unveil tonight - since I have placed the tree right behind one of our front windows, I'm going to drag my folks outside and have them do the drumroll, a la "National Lampoons Christmas Vacation". Should be a laugh! Hopefully some of the neighbours will be out and about to join in the fun, though that's unlikely. But you never know!

Anyway, in the spirit of spreading Christmas cheer, I am going to post a pic of our Christmas tree - also with the hope that it might encourage others to do the same! I love seeing how different folks spruce up their festive season. :-)


oh christmas tree


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