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2009-05-06 10:27 pm

Yay hey!

 First post! Thank you to laylee, I'm now on dreamwidth. W00T. More stuff to be done when I'm not falling asleep at the keyboard...
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2009-05-05 09:48 pm
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Easily Amused

New show on tv this evening - Talkin' 'bout my Generation,  a show that pits baby boomers, genXers and gen y's against each other. The first question was 'guess the pop culture reference of these t-shirts'. The very first t-shirt? A dalek. Both number one son and I got it right. He's ten, and I am so proud of him. :)
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2009-05-04 04:06 pm
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Extremely late to the party...

 
but does anyone have a spare Dreamwidth account code that needs a home, pretty please?
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2009-02-09 09:45 am
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Victoria Bushfires

The bushfires have claimed more victims, with 108 deaths as of 6am Monday, and predictions of more bodies to be found. Entire townships have been razed. This is worse than Ash Wednesday in 1983.  And to think that at least one of the fires was deliberately lit on a 47C (approx 115F) day. My sister evacuated her three kids across to my mums' when the smoke got too thick around her area in Eaglehawk. As it is, I can smell smoke down here in Melbourne, but that is such a minor inconvenience compared to what others are going through. My heart hurts for all those who have lost loved ones.

Vale Brian Naylor

au.news.yahoo.com/a/-/newshome/5307959

'May your news be good news, and goodnight'

If anyone can help out, the Australian Red Cross has set up an appeal for donations here:

http://www.redcross.org.au/vic/services_emergencyservices_victorian-bushfires-appeal-2009.htm

Thanks
sue_donim: (wtf)
2008-12-25 12:46 am
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Oh.Dear.

 ...it seems I have a new fandom. Or two. A friend lent me seasons 1 and 2 of Torchwood, aaand after mainlining both seasons, I think I'm hooked. I'm also going to be internet - less for about three weeks.

Help me?


BTW, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all. :)
sue_donim: (wtf)
2008-11-12 09:40 pm
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Crafty stuff

 While looking for things for the kids to do on our looong car trip this Christmas, I came across the Crayola site.
And this is what I saw:

http://www.crayola.com/crafts/detail/red-coated-riders-craft/


Anybody want to make one?
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2008-10-31 04:08 pm
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Good for a giggle

This guy can not be serious, surely! I thought the whole 'fading the curtains' thing was great, but this bloke even put his name to it. He probably won't be seen down the pub for a looong time.

failblog.org/2008/10/28/science-fail-2/

The only problem with daylight saving I had this year was the fact that it was brought in a month early!

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2008-09-10 11:04 am
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Oh. My. God!

Does this man never take a bad photo?

http://www.sharpformen.com/content/viewer/sept2008/sept2008.pdf

ETA: Figured out how to extract the pics! Erm, not dial-upfriendly.

Photobucket Guh!

Photobucket

Photobucket Double Guh!

Photobucket WTF is this?

Photobucket

Nngrr!
sue_donim: (Charcoal)
2007-05-13 12:28 pm
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(no subject)

Happy Mother's Day everyone!

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2007-05-12 09:24 pm
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TV Meme

TV meme gakked from [livejournal.com profile] laylee

24
7th Heaven
8 Simple Rules
A Country Practice
Adam-12
Aeon Flux
ALF
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Alias
American Idol/Pop Idol/Canadian Idol/Australian Idol/etc.
America's Next Top Model/Germany's Next Top Model
Angel
Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Arrested Development
Babylon 5
Babylon 5: Crusade
Battlestar Galactica (the old one)
Battlestar Galactica (the new one)
Baywatch
Beavis & Butthead
Beverly Hills 90210
Blackadder
Bonanza
Bones
Bosom Buddies
Boston Public
Boy Meets World
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Bug Juice
Caitlin's Way
Chappelle's Show
Charlie's Angels
Charmed
Cheers
Clarissa Explains It All
Columbo
Commander in Chief
Coupling
Cowboy Bebop
Crossing Jordan
CSI
CSI: Miami
CSI: NY
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Dallas
Dancing with the Stars
Danny Phantom
Dark Angel
Dark Skies
Davinci's Inquest
Dawson's Creek
Dead Like Me
Deadwood
Degrassi: The Next Generation
Designing Women
Desperate Housewives
Dharma & Greg
Different Strokes
Doctor Who (1963) (every episode that is currently available and not counting the ones that went missing in the early 1970's.)
Doctor Who (2005)

Dragnet
Due South
Earth 2
Emergency!
Entourage
ER
Everwood
Everybody Loves Raymond
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Facts of Life
Family Guy
Family Ties
Farscape
Father Ted
Fawlty Towers
Felicity
Firefly
Flash Forward
Frasier
Freaks and Geeks
Friends
Futurama
Get Smart
Gilligan's Island
Gilmore Girls
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.
Green Wing
Grey's Anatomy
Growing Pains
Gunsmoke
Hannah Montana
Happy Days
Harsh Realm

Heroes (so far)
Hogan's Heroes
Home Improvement
Homicide: Life on the Street
House
I Dream of Jeannie

I Love Lucy
Instant Star
Inuyasha
Invader Zim
Invasion
Hell's Kitchen
JAG
Jackass
Joey
John Doe
Just Shoot Me
Keen Eddie
LA Law
Laverne and Shirley

Life With Derek
Little House on the Prairie
Lizzie McGuire
Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
Lost
Lost in Space
Love, American Style
M*A*S*H
MacGyver
Malcolm in the Middle
Married... With Children
Melrose Place
Miami Vice
Mission: Impossible
Monk
Mork & Mindy
Murphy Brown
My Life as a Dog
My So-Called Life

My Super Sweet 16
My Three Sons
My Two Dads
NCIS
Neighbours
Nip/Tuck
North Shore
Numb3rs
One Tree Hill
Oz
Perry Mason
Phil of the Future
Pokemon
Power Rangers
Press Gang
Prison Break
Profiler
Project Runway
Psych
Quantum Leap
Queer As Folk (US)
Queer as Folk (UK)
Red Dwarf
ReGenesis
Remington Steele
Rescue Me
Road Rules
ROME
Roseanne
Roswell
Salute Your Shorts
Saved by the Bell
Scarecrow and Mrs King
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?
Scrubs
Seinfeld
Sex and the City
Six Feet Under
Skins
Sliders
Slings and Arrows
Smallville
So Weird
South Park
Spaced
Spongebob Squarepants
Star Trek
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Star Trek: Voyager
Star Trek: Enterprise

Stargate Atlantis
Stargate SG-1
Superman
Supernatural
Surface
Survivor
Taxi
Teen Titans
That 70's Show
That's So Raven
The 4400
The Addams Family
The Andy Griffith Show
The Apprentice
The A-Team
The Avengers
The Beverly Hillbillies
The Bionic Woman
The Brady Bunch
(shut-UP!)
The Cosby Show

The Daily Show
The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd
The Dead Zone

The Dick Van Dyke Show
The Famous Jet Jackson
The Flintstones
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
The Golden Girls
The Goodies
The Honeymooners
The Invisible Man
The Jeffersons
The L Word
The Love Boat
The Lucille Ball Show
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
The Mighty Boosh
The Monkees
The Munsters
The Mythbusters
The O.C.
The Office (UK)
The Office (US)
The Pretender
The Real World
The Shield
The Simpsons
The Six Million Dollar Man

The Sopranos
The Suite Life of Zack and Cody
The Twilight Zone
The Waltons
The West Wing

The Wonder Years
The X-Files
Third Watch
Three's Company
Top Gear
Twin Peaks
Twitch City
Two and A Half Men
Ugly Betty
Veronica Mars
Whose Line is it Anyway? (US)
Whose Line is it Anyway? (UK)
Will and Grace
Wings
Without a Trace
WKRP in Cincinnati
Yes, Prime Minister

I added A Country Practice, Neighbours (shut up!), and The Goodies. And I could probably add a few more if I were allowed... :)

sue_donim: (wtf)
2007-04-01 05:40 am
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What to watch...

...when you can't sleep.

Someone on my flist posted a link to the first ep of Tori Spelling's and Dean McDermott's new show, 'Inn Love'. Be warned - if the cheesiness of the title doesn't scare you off, the behaviour of Ms Spelling may do so.

A few observations, with spoilers too: )

As others have commented, this show is a train wreck, and I can't wait 'til the next episode... shoot me now...
sue_donim: (Default)
2007-01-01 10:05 pm

Why wasn't I told

...that Corner Gas was on SBS on Friday's at 7.30pm?

BTW, Happy New Year!
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2006-12-02 01:06 am
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Some of my best friends are American...

Reading through one of the blogs I regularly check, I came across this link:

http://someofmybestfriendsareamerican.cf.huffingtonpost.com/

It's a send-up of the 'controversy' surrounding gay marriage laws, except New Zealand is proposing to ban Americans from marrying each other. It has some delightful Canadian references too.

(Apologies to dialup users; the file is 14 Mb, Quicktime format, embedded)

I should go to bed, eventually. It's 1.05 am according to the pc clock.
sue_donim: (Damn!)
2006-11-30 07:57 pm
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Busy busy busy

My first rally was great! Melbourne's weather did its usual thing of providing four seasons in one day, and A enjoyed himself too. There were around 60,000 people at the 'G, despite the media and critics downplaying the numbers and calling the day 'a flop'. And we got to see Barnesy strut his stuff for three songs. Yeah!

Psst, [livejournal.com profile] laylee , I saw your letter in the paper! Heee!
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2006-11-24 02:48 pm

I've...

just eaten a banana that has been in my handbag since Wednesday. Yum! That's what happens when I'm feeling peckish, and too lazy to get up and go to the fruit bowl. Bananas are still a luxury; supermarkets are still price gouging at above $10/kg. The local fruit & veg had them last week for $6/kg, so I bought up big, and the kids (big and small) have enjoyed them.

Anyone know of a good (and permanent) way to get rid of ants? Any container in the kitchen without an airtight lid is fair game for them, and it's not just sweet stuff either. Ever tried to figure out if there are ants in the vegemite?

Help!

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sue_donim: (Damn!)
2006-11-23 04:50 pm
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Long time, no see...

The MotH and I have done our compulsory 'civic duty', and voted at an early polling station. Hopefully, some attention will be paid to the western suburbs and beyond, as lately the only time we see our elected members is when they want our vote. Even so, there is not much in the way of electoral advertising around; I think I've seen maybe one or too placards at most.

In semi-related news, I'll be off to the stopwork meeting at the MCG next Thursday with MotH, and, it seems, mini-MotH. Mini-MotH has the day off school because his teacher will be at the same rally. Could be an interesting day.

E gave me a scare (one of many lately) Wednesday morning. She woke up for an early morning snack (5-ish), and as she was nursing, she sounded a bit 'snuffly', so I waited until she was finished, sat her up, and noticed a shadow on her cheek in the very little light that gets into the bedroom. I turned the bedside light on, and to my horror, her face was covered in blood. Not to mention me, and the pillows, and the sheets, etc.
A quick call to the nurse hotline assured me that it wasn't to unusual for that to happen, especially if a parent has the same thing. Bingo! I get nosebleeds a lot in hot weather, so it looks like E may be the same. I just hope that's it, and she doesn't inherit any of my other health problems.
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2006-09-06 01:45 pm

(no subject)

If there are one or more people on your friends list who make your world a better place just because they exist, and who you would not have met (in real life or not) without the internet, then post this same sentence in your journal.

To generalise, my friends list.
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2006-09-02 09:21 pm
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WotD

You know how a word just lodges in your brain, and keeps floating around in there all day?

Today's word is 'sommelier'. I have have no idea how it got there.
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2006-07-22 09:20 pm

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