Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Fandomedia - Fun fun fun!

Ahh, what a fun weekend. A bouncy Ju, lots of people to chat to, some silly games played and lots and lots of laughter.

There was a general feeling of relaxation, and while the panels I went to were fun, there wasn't any feeling of trying to fit too much in. You could chill out, buy a book or two, play games, (Go Twonky! Go Twonky!) or compare hair lengths. shrydar, Kae_dash, and Anysia (from left to right) had a little impromtu competition, I think you're right shrydar, anysia's in the lead.

Generous mealbreaks took the stress out of lunch & dinnertime and there were plenty of places to get food nearby. A group of us tried the 9 Marys indian place just opposite Matsuri and enjoyed it thoroughly. Kashmiri naan is nice.

Thanks Ju. Hungry for next year's already :)

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Meme time.

Season = Autumn
You're Most Like The Season Autumn ...

You're warm, and the most approachable. You have
that gentle prescence about you. People can
relate to you, and find you easy company.
However it's likely you've been hurt in the
past and it has left you scarred so things can
become rather chilly with you at times. Being
the third Season in, you're mature, trustworthy
and loyal to your friends but prone to
depression and negative thinking.

Well done... You're the shy and sensitive season :)

?? Which Season Are You ??
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Hmm. Actually that seems pretty close to me. (Though YPMD)

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Back in the dome

I had my first star viewing night of the season last night (my volunteer work up at the Perth Observatory), and unlike the first viewing night of the season where I was not rostered on (Friday night) it was lovely and clear. I got to show the lovely jewel box open cluster, to demonstrate what a boring (if blinding) telescope object Venus is. Most interesting thing about it is that it has phases. Then it was on to the 2nd tour and alpha centauri (headlights!) and the tarantula nebula.

Not too cold (only 8.9C I think) and not too windy, which is good because one of the scopes is outside until probably Christmas.

I think my next night is the 8th which hopefully will have some moon available.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Oooooh Shiny!

I now have my shiny new car. Power steering, CD/MP3 player, and shiny lilac blue.


Monday, September 19, 2005

New shiny car - Any day now...

After over a decade's loyal service, it has reached the time to trade my little red hyundai C-chan in for a newer car. In fact an actual new car. Which I should be getting sometime this week. Any day now... Soon...

It's a shame I can't transfer over the Swancon 2000 bumper sticker though.

For various reasons, mostly sensible ones to do with good fuel economy, 5 year warranties and low insurance rates I've gotten a Hyundai Getz (5 door for ease of transporting passengers). For my magpie Shiny! nature I have gotten it in metallic lilac blue.

I am looking forward to power steering, for while my continued attendance at the gym (Yep, still going) is helping my muscles, C-chan is a pain to turn around in a tight curve.

Arrrrh, it be talk like a Pirates day! Arrrrr!

My pirate name is:

Dirty Anne Bonney

You're the pirate everyone else wants to throw in the ocean -- not to get rid of you, you understand; just to get rid of the smell. You can be a little bit unpredictable, but a pirate's life is far from full of certainties, so that fits in pretty well. Arr!

Get your own pirate name from fidius.org.

And that's with answering daily to the washing question...

Friday, August 05, 2005

Busy busy busy

It's been a busy few weeks of late. First of all of course it's the start of semester with all the chaos that that implies for us folks trying to get the material ready and the students informed. But it's also been busy on the social and home fronts.

Well, I kinda blew the entertainment budget the last few weeks, along with a couple of movies, (Swancon Fantastic 4 screening & the FTI screening of Labyrinth) I also got to go to Inside the TARDIS and also to Cirque du Soleil's Quidam, both of which I enjoyed immensely, Katy, Colin & Sylvester were very entertaining, and even if you weren't a Dr Who fan I think you would have enjoyed the evening and as for Quidam, well, it was my first Cirq du Soleil and I have to say I was very impressed, both with the skill shown, the music and the sheer number of things going on at once, it felt like a cross between circus & opera.

I picked up Anna, Art et al. from the airport at the weekend, their flight getting in at 5:50am, but amazingly enough I managed to wake up and drive to the airport arriving there only a few minutes before they came out the door (though long enough for the gouging parking rates there to kick in). They're fine, had a good time and came back with many books. I think they're mostly over jet lag now if you want to touch bases.

On the good side, I have curtains! I've been living with some nice wooden blinds up till now, but the sides of the window still seemed a bit stark. So when my mum called to let me know that she'd spotted some curtains on special that looked as though they matched, we decided to get two sets and put them up in front of the balcony door too, (actually they turned out to be even more on special when they got to the till :) Yay for scottish mothers with an eye for a bargain)
It took a little while longer to get the curtain poles (plain black from bunnings) and put them up, but they're up and looking pretty spiffy. Makes the room much more cosy at night and softens the windows/door a bit during the day.

On the downside I had to get new taps as about a week ago my hot water tap stopped gripping its shaft (luckily after I'd turned it off) and I was without hot water in the shower for 2 days :o, until I had time to get a plumber, so I now have a new set of taps and hot showers again. :D

That's all for now as I have to go find a cow to take a photo of. (I also finally succumbed and bought myself a digital camera so I can now take multiple photos with the hope of getting a good one without paying extra for processing)

Saturday, June 18, 2005

They're off to the wilds...

Well, I dropped Anna et al off at the airport last night so as far as I know they are now winging their way off to the land of the Maple Tree, via Tokyo and Seattle.

Fudge factors in planning the evening proved to be so accurately calculated as for us to arrive at the airport almost exactly at the time they needed to be there with all packing done and one awake and 2 sleepy kids.

Here's hoping their sanity survives the various plane trips intact.