Friday, October 31, 2008

Not really wanting to write

I haven't felt like writing anything in here even though i wrote at the start i would try to add something every day.
I have things i can write about, but i think after i couldn't use the computer properly and being able to only use dial up i couldn't be bothered to write.

My connection was placed at ADSL1 to see if i could get a stable line, which i do, i get disconnected maybe once per day, so I'm not exactly sure what is happening

From memory what the ISP told me is that the modulation of ADSL2 is struggling to get through, I'm not sure what they have to do about it, and i suppose i should ring them back and get it worked out, but after not having the net and catching up on stuff and seeing what the modem is doing i haven't done so yet, i will probably ring them tomorrow and tell them what is happening, then hopefully this whole fiasco will be over..

Monday, October 27, 2008


I changed my ISP company and i sorta now have it working, it disconnects every now and then, and i was told to look at the lights on the modem when it disconnects, if the DSL light keeps flashing then it means that the phone line has a problem but if the DSL line stays solid till the PPP light comes back on it means then that there is a problem with the modem.

For the past 30 mins i have been doing a few things on the internet catching up on a fair bit of stuff that i cant do or hate to do on my laptop which only has dial up, as my nephew went and bought me a prepaid dial up card. (dial up is so slow after broadband)

It seems that the internet company has sent me a faulty modem, as the DSL light stays solid most of the time, only flashing for the connection to come back. So it means i need to ring internet company again tomorrow and get them to send me another modem im guessing.

Oh the fun of changing companies

On a sad note last Thursday night a person who i knew was burnt to death in a caravan in her parents backyard, she will be sorely missed even though i didnt know her well she left a lasting impression on me
R.I.P Amanda

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Using Dial up, no Broadband Connection

Im sitting here using dial up at the moment, i changed internet companies and cant get the internet to work, so i went a bought a prepaid dial up card till i can get my broadband working again.

This is my 2nd day without Broadband and it sucks big time

Im using my laptop as well as my desktop no longer has a modem.

Im not having much fun as i cant get online to play WoW and its Hallow ends, i am missing out on getting trick and treats so i can get all the masks to get a name after my name, i also dont get the chance to do the daily to get the mount that you can only get in Scarlet Monestry while Hallows end is on.

I got the dial up as i wanted to fill this in and also i feel lost without the internet dial up is not great but it is better than nothing

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Different types of Men

There are many type of men around and i know people have preferences for different builds
I like men that look a little nerdy, and i like guys that have a little bit of weight on them, i like being able to cuddle into something, not hit bones.

I was seeing a guy years ago who was really skinny, he rarely ate when i was with him, but liked to watch me eat (very strange). I didn't stay with him very long as when i lent into his shoulder i would hit the collar bone which stuck out alot, not very comfortable and i used to use a cushion to lean on him which defeats the purpose i think.

I think the guy who plays Betty's boyfriend Henry Grubstick (Christopher Gorham) in Ugly Betty is really cute, there are many other men over the years who i have thought are cute, which I'm sure other women/men might not think they are

Its lucky that everyone in the world thinks differently i think.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

My pet bird

I have a pet bird called Cello, he is a Cockatiel, for the past few weeks i have noticed that he needed to have his claws cut as when he is sitting on my shoulder they dig into me.

Talking to a friend last night he told me how i should hold the bird with a towel to cut his nails, i did it today but it was so horrible doing it. Poor Cello was flying around screaming at me for trying to catch him, i finally got him and covered his head so he couldn't bite me anymore and cut his claws a little bit, making sure i didn't cut down to far.

I think it was close to as stressful to him as it was to me, he is now sitting on my shoulder but is a little more subdued that he normally is, but i did get his nails cut and he dosent seem to hate me

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Someone wanted me to wake early

I work at night so often go to bed early hours of the morning, this morning at 6am the first thing i hear is my nephews alarm going off, he cant get out of bed when it first rings, he rings over and over again, the alarm is his mobile phone so i wake thinking its the phone ringing till i remember its his phone.

I get back to sleep and get woken at 9am by someone who lives next door to me trying to hammer something, to me it sounded like they where hammering the wall.

I so hate getting out of bed or waking till at least midday, i think it was a conspiracy to wake me up today and make me feel tired all day. As it is i have a few hours of work to do from home before i can go to bed and i can feel my eyes so sleepy grrrrr
Only 9 more days and nephew leaves, counting down the days hehe

Monday, October 20, 2008

World of Warcraft and Hallows End

In World of Warcraft at the moment they are celebrating Halloween, but calling it Hallows End

Observed by both the Horde and the Alliance, Hallows End is the celebration of the break between the Forsaken and the Scourge.

Hallow’s End begins October 18 and continues until November 1.

You can go trick a treating every hour and there are a few quests you can do.

The Headless Horseman - Headless Horseman as he flies over the town, inciting terror in the populace and setting their homes and buildings ablaze, you run do a water barrel to get a bucket of water and throw the water onto the burning building.
Headless Horseman is also a quest in Scarlet Monastery where you kill the head of the horseman to get quest items, like a Flying Broom or a Sinister Squashling.

You can also bob for apples, and do the achievement quests so that you can get the title "The Hallowed"

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Blogs i like to read

There arent that many blogs i go to alot to read but these are my favourites

Secluded Habitat About a guy who lives in Australia and what he does, i find it funny and amusing

PSD Rockstar Is about using Photoshop, i am trying to learn how to use the program properly, and this page shows me

Monkey Fables And Tales Likes to talk about things happening in their life

The best of DIY Mainly about craft items you can make, and i love creating things

I have some friends sites i like to read as well, but im not to sure they would want me to advertise their blogs

So as you see i dont read that many blogs as im usually doing other things

Saturday, October 18, 2008

What i did today

I missed a day of my Blog, Ive been a bit busy and had some other things on my mind.

Today i got up earlier than usual, i had to be somewhere so only had 5 hours sleep last night. Where i had to go was to a thing called Speak Out, it is an activity that is held monthly at different places in my local area.

What speak out does is gets the local community together for a barbecue and fete, when getting a barbecue you had to get a ticket and write on the ticket what you think the area needs, this information is then collected by someone who works for the local council, from this information she collates it all and sees if the same things come up, then information is then handed to other council members to see if we can get some of these activities or suggestion working in the area.

The reason i was there is that i am asked to write about the day and also take pictures of the day, it is fun but it is also tiring.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

What type of Nerd are you ??

I like doing quizzes now and then and found this one to do which is "What type of nerd are you"

I know im a nerd, but im not a computer nerd, i dont see anything wrong with being a nerd at all people are different and we where made this way or the world would be a boring place to live

After doing the test this is what i got

You have to look down a bit for some reason i cant move it up grrrr

What Be Your Nerd Type?
Your Result: Literature Nerd

Does sitting by a nice cozy fire, with a cup of hot tea/chocolate, and a book you can read for hours even when your eyes grow red and dry and you look sort of scary sitting there with your insomniac appearance? Then you fit this category perfectly! You love the power of the written word and it's eloquence; and you may like to read/write poetry or novels. You contribute to the smart people of today's society, however you can probably be overly-critical of works.

It's okay. I understand.

Artistic Nerd

Gamer/Computer Nerd

Drama Nerd

Social Nerd


Science/Math Nerd

Anime Nerd

What Be Your Nerd Type?
Quiz Created on GoToQuiz

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Patch 3.02 in World of Warcraft

Today starts a new day for World of Warcraft patch 3.02 has arrived, the game is getting ready for the new part of WoW , Wrath of the Lich King.

You can now go and get your hair changed (different colour and cut), there are new talent trees, you have to re-learn for pets and any mounts you had, loads and loads of different things to now do.
You cant get to Northrend yet of course, but the areas where you will need to go are there, for Alliance the area to get to Northrend is in Stormwind, you can go to where the ships are which will take you to Northrend, so new things to do and new things to see.

Of course loads of people didnt read any of the information Blizzard had added before you got into the game and loads of questions are being asked of how to do certain things.

All you really need to do is look at your character sheet and most of what you need is sitting there.

All about Northrend

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Lazy is me

I made a plan that i would try to write something on this blog every day this month, and well it has been getting pretty hard to do it with working and bringing work things home with me to do and of course playing World of Warcraft.

I am filling this in now while i can think of something to write about, i know i have been lazy by finding pictures or stories and just adding them to my website, but it all i had time for, as it is i should be doing something else right now, but i am doing this instead.

All silly things running around in my head, like i just noticed that one of my nails has a small crack in it, down in the quick, so i am going to have to either cut my nail or leave it as it is, if i cut it i will have a short nail again, if i leave it long will be in pain when it breaks, i think i will decide later what to do, i will probably cut it as i dont want the pain from it grrr

So there you go some ramblings that are in my head at the moment ciao

Monday, October 13, 2008

Worlds smallest horse

She may be small, a mere 17 inches and weighing only 60 pounds. But she is all horse.Born as a dwarf to a miniature horse, Thumbelina is officially the world’s smallest horse.
Thumbelina has been officially recognized as the world’s smallest horse.That title was conferred on her in 2006 when the five-year-old entered the Guinness Book of Records.
Normally these horses weight about 250lb and rise to a height of 34 inches when they are fully grown.

She weighed in at only 8lb – the size of a new-born baby - when she was born. Eventually she grew to just 60lb. Her size has been explained as dwarfism.

She likes to hang out with the cocker spaniels rather than the other horses on their 150-acre farm.

She lives on a cup of grain and a handful of hay, served twice a day.She is expected to live to the age of 17 years because of her size – normal horses live for about 35 years.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Neighbours son's party

Today i went to my neighbours place as it was her sons 5Th birthday, the son gets excited when he sees me and had to show me a toy truck he had got, i stood there listening to his fantasy how the truck was going to fly up in the sky and shoot things, i love when kids still have their imagination and love listening to him.

My neighbours are Lebanese and I'm Australian, they of course speak English around me, but when they have relatives over some of them don't speak English, so i spend most of the afternoon listening to them speaking Lebanese or i talk to their children which of course speak English. I have learnt a few words though like how to say no, i cant remember what yella means though, but the often say it, oh well doesn't matter

The kids had a jumping castle in the backyard, made me wish i was a child so i could go in and jump around in it, the kids where asking me to go into it, I'm grown up now and maybe if i was child size i would have gone in hehehehe

While gone i left 2 of my nephews in my house (19, 22) and of course when i come back the house has stuff everywhere.
Only 2 1/2 more weeks and my 22 year old nephew moves out hooray!!!!!!


Saturday, October 11, 2008

Busy with Newsletters

I want to write something today, but im busy i have 2 newsletters to get done, one is one i do every two months for the area i live in (a community newsletter)

The other a new newsletter i gotta make, im not to sure what to call it or anything, I am stuck between 2 ideas calling it either Our News, or Our Local News

It will be filled with local information, but will have things like poems that locals write, pictures of peoples animals, silly stories stuff like that. I dont really wanna do this new newsletter, but i am doing it once to get this person who keeps asking me to do it off my back

I do have one problem sorta fixed, the font that i wanna use, i want it to be flowery, like vines coming out of the letters, and ive been told i can make it look however i want um, but i dont know how i want it to look eeeek

Friday, October 10, 2008

No sex is secret to long life

I found this article while surfing the net and it caught my eye.

Most people will say the reason for their old age is to not smoke, drink alot of water or moderate exercise.

Well it seems this lady Clara Meadmore who is 105 has lived a life of celibacy.

Miss Meadmore says she has always been too busy for relationships and thought of physical intimacy as a 'hassle'.

Miss Meadmore was born in Glasgow in 1903, two years after the death of Queen Victoria. She remembers hearing about the sinking of the Titanic in 1912 and the outbreak of the First World War. Her family emigrated when she was seven, first to Egypt, then Canada and later New Zealand. But Miss Meadmore returned to Britain alone in her twenties and worked as a secretary and housekeeper.

Miss Meadmore said 'Everything seems so fast these days. I don't know a lot about young people or the way they do things. I'm sure it's very different. I made my mind up at the age of 12 never to marry and I've not gone back on that.'

Thursday, October 9, 2008

What do you want to be when you grow up

I was talking to an online friend who lives in Romania and it came up about what did you wanna be as a child when you grew up?
Hers was that she wished to visit Australia, i live in Sydney Australia, and talk about a few things that are here. She did travel with her husband and live in America for around 2 years, but moved back to Romania around 2 months ago.

What i wanted to be when i grew up was to be a nurse or a princess, i think alot of females wanted to be a princess.

The reason i wanted to be a princess i imagined that i would walk around in really pretty fairytale dresses

Of course i didnt become a princess and i dont really wanna be one now, but isint it wonderful as a child the imagination you can have

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Looking my age

I was sitting in the doctors office today for my usual checkup and was talking to someone that i sorta know (to say hello to), chatting away and it came up about age.

I know my whole life i have been told i look younger than i am but i thought i looked out of my 20's now.

This person told me that i looked around 28 years old, i laughed and told her i am 44, her first reaction was, where is your grey hair, i had to then point it out to her..

To me im sure i dont look 28 years old, i dont have the fresh looking skin i think younger people do have, or maybe its that women who are 28 look older who knows.

I have a joke i say to people at times when they tell me i look younger than i do,
"with the age defying cream that says it will let you look years younger, i better not use it or i may look 10"

Good to know that i dont look my age though

My Aim and Pencils

This month i am going to try to write something on my blog every day. OK i have missed a few days at the front, but i am now organised and can get to the computer (nephew has been playing some game called Gunz. I have a laptop but he dosent like playing on that one as this computer is 21 inch screen and laptop is 15 inch hehee)

I have a list of things i can write about, only about 15 so far, but thats a start and i might find things day to day to write about so i should be able to do it easily.

Just have to hope that i dont use all my ideas for the future otherwise this blog is gonna get very boring.

In one of my previous blog messages (Ever Wonder) i wrote about how i wonder certain thing work and why they are as they are, i was thinking the other day how do they make pencils (1), and why are they made to that size?(2)

(1) A machine cuts eight grooves, half as deep as the graphite-clay rod is thick, into the slats, and then places rods in each groove.
Once the rods are in place, a second grooved slat is glued on top of the first.
When the glue dries, the slats are fed through a cutting machine that cuts the wood into various shapes and divides the slats into eight separate pencils.
The seams where the two slats are joined are sanded down and several coats of paint are applied to the pencil, giving it the appearance of a solid structure. More information on How Stuff Works

(2) Cant find anything about the size, maybe someone out there knows...

Monday, October 6, 2008

Public Holiday, Labour Day

Today is a public holiday in South Australia (Adelaide) , Australian Capital Territory (Canberra) and New South Wales (Sydney) , the day is called Labour Day, it is also known as 8 hour day in other states.
The other states and territories have it on other days,
March 3 2008 Western Australia (Perth)

March 10 2008 Tasmania (Hobart)
March 10 2008 Victoria (Melbourne)

Labour Day is celebrated at different times in Australia because each state achieved the 8 hour day on different dates.

Labour day is to celebrate the achievements of organised labour on behalf of the worker to bring about the 8-hour day in the late 1850s.

Previously workers were required to work long hours each week . . . 10 to 12 hours a day six days a week. While a change was made to the hours worked each day, the five day work week we enjoy today took almost a century longer to be adopted finally in 1948.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Daylight Savings in Sydney

Today daylight savings started in ACT (Canberra), New South Wales (Sydney), South Australia (Adelaide), Victoria (Melbourne). It will end 5th April 2009

The clock has now gone an hour forward, it stuffed me around a little today, i got up earlier than i would have.

The one problem i will be having is the computer game i play World of Warcraft, the people who are in the guild i with are mainly from Singapore and Malaysia, so now i will be 3 hours ahead of them which will make going to raids and such harder for me to do

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Chia Pets

While playing World of Warcraft a friend was going on about grass, i wont say how the conversation went as it was weird but i said to him that maybe he could be a Chia Pet, i got "huh", "a what", and other responses. Made me feel my age so i thought for other people who dont know what a Chia Pet is i would write about them.

A Chia Pet is basically grooved terra cotta figurine body. It came in many shapes like a cat, dog, frog, hippo, a head and many other shapes.

What you do is you got the Chia Pet body and had to soak the body in water for 3 - 5 days, after that you could add the seeds. The seeds the seeds sprout, having formed a gelatinous coat that adheres to the Chia Pet's body. Go to Wikipedia to read more about them

The popularity has since gone but you can still buy Chia Pets to this day.
You could use it to grow fresh herbs, each time you add the new seeds you could choose a different type

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Different cars ive had

I was talking to a friend of mine the other day and she was saying how she wishes she could buy a new car one day, and how she loves the car that i have now a 2003 5 door Holden Barina

It got me to thinking of the different cars i have had over the years

I didnt get my licence till i was 23 years old, i tried to get my licence when i was around 19 years old but failed it, it would have been useless for me to get my licence anyhow as i didnt have the money to buy a car

The first car i bought was a 72 TC Ford Cortina, it was 6 cyclinder car and went pretty fast, as the car was old it didnt have many addons so was mainly a tin car, but i loved my first car, i could drive fast in it and it was comfy to drive.

After i had worked for awhile i decided to go buy another car, at the time i had a boyfriend who i thought knew about cars, little was i to know he knew nothing and i ended up buying a 85 VK Holden Commodore, the car had problems with it mainly from the start, it had never had any work done on it and i didnt want to keep the car anymore so a friend made a deal with some other people who bought the car from me for less than it was worth, plus the car she was driving (i told them i was selling the car cheap cause of the problems and the womens husband was able to work on it)

The car i got a 75 TD Ford Cortina, this car i loved as well, but it got stolen, so i went through a few months without a car to get myself out of debt and to be able to buy my next car

My next car a 79 VB Holden Commodore, this was a favourite of mine, it went fast and sounded good plus i hardly ever had problems with it, having to just give it a service twice a year, one day while driving an idiot hit my car opening the front of the car like a tin can, a few weeks after that the gear box died (automatic). After ringing the Insurance Company we decided to make the car a right off, meaning it wasent worth fixing the car and that i got money instead

Which then leads to my 92 Nissan Pulsar Vector, by this time the cost of petrol was getting high so i went to driving a 4 cyclinder car, it was a pretty good car, the first car i had with electric windows which cost loads of money to fix grrr

In 2002, my mother passed away wanting to buy something that i think my mother would approve of i ended up buying a new car so that i would have a car for quite a long time and not have to worry about buying a car again for a few years

The car i bought is a 03 Holden Barina, this has all the mod-cons like electric windows, mp3 player and all that, like sure it is a nice car and all, but to me its a girly car and it is quite boring.

I still remember hot days of hooning around in my 6 cylinder cars, in this car i cant, but i suppose it is time to grow up