Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Fair Dinkum Citizenship Test

I found the following citizenship test at

The Age in an article by Catherine Deveny.

She does have a point about the new citizenship test. You could test 99% of Australia's high school students on it and they'd fail miserably. Although I'd hope her last paragraph before the test part is meant tongue in cheek, although it doesn't come across that way. If not, then I guess I know which recently resurrected jailbird she'd vote for.


It's time for a real test that requires real Australian qualities.

1. Do you understand the meaning, but are unable to explain the origin of, the term "died in the arse"?

2. What is a mole?

3. Are these terms related: chuck a sickie; chuck a spaz; chuck a U-ey?

4. Explain the following passage: "In the arvo last Chrissy the relos rocked up for a barbie, some bevvies and a few snags. After a bit of a Bex and a lie down we opened the pressies, scoffed all the chockies, bickies and lollies. Then we drained a few tinnies and Mum did her block after Dad and Steve had a barney and a bit of biffo."

1. Macca, Chooka and Wanger are driving to Surfers in their Torana. If they are travelling at 100 km/h while listening to Barnsey, Farnsey and Acca Dacca, how many slabs will each person on average consume between flashing a brown eye and having a slash?

2. Complete the following sentences: a) "If the van's rockin' don't bother � b) You're going home in the back of a �

c) Fair suck of the �

3. I've had a gutful and I can't be fagged. Discuss

4. Have you ever been on the giving or receiving end of a wedgie?

5. Do you have a friend or relative who has a car in their front yard "up on blocks"? Is his name Keith and does he have a wife called Cheryl?

1. Does your family regularly eat a dish involving mincemeat, cabbage, curry powder and a packet of chicken noodle soup called either chow mein, chop suey or kai see ming?

2. What are the ingredients in a rissole?

3. Demonstrate the correct procedure for eating a Tim Tam.

4. Do you have an Aunty Myrna who is famous for her tuna mornay and other dishes involving a can of cream of celery soup?

5. In any two-hour period have you ever eaten three-bean salad, a chop and two serves of pav washed down with someone else's beer that has been nicked from a bath full of ice?

6. When you go to a bring- your-own-meat barbie can you eat other people's meat or are you only allowed to eat your own?

7. What purple root vegetable beginning with the letter "b" is required by law to be included in a hamburger with the lot?

1. Do you own or have you ever owned a lawn mower, a pair of thongs, an Esky or Ugg boots?

2. Is it possible to "prang a car" while doing "circle work"?

3. Who would you like to crack on to?

4. Who is the most Australian: Kevin "Bloody" Wilson, John "True Blue" Williamson, Kylie Minogue or Warnie?

5. Is there someone you are only mates with because

they own a trailer or have a pool?

6. Would you love to have a beer with Duncan?

The people to be granted citizenship are the ones who call it a crock and cheat.


Someone should turn it into a meme and tag all Aussies ROFLMAO

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Blood Red Moon

and no, Iam not talking about the eclipse :-)

Right now I am REALLY glad the youngest is a male. Because if I had another teenage female to get through *that* phase, I would run away from home.

Don't tell me that males do the same thing, I wish to cling to my naive belief that boys are easier to raise than girls.

Hearin' - Bat out of Hell : Meatloaf

Readin' - Velocity : Dean Koontz

Friday, August 24, 2007

Friday's Feast One Hundred & Fifty Seven

Friday's Feast 157

Say there�s a book written about your life. Who would you want to narrate the audio version?


Take the letters from your favorite kind of nut and write a sentence. (Example: Perhaps every avenue needs understanding today.)

Cashew : Can anyone see him eat worms? LOL [sorry]

If you could go back in time and spend one week in another decade, which decade would you choose?

80's for the music

Main Course
Name a song that brings back memories for you.

You're the Voice - John Farnham  [ no,not the kind of memory you're all probably thinking!]

Do you prefer to wash your hands in cold water or warm water?



This week was interesting, but so far the good interesting outweighed the bad. Son nearly got run over by a car driven by a brain dead idiot  woman on the school oval.  Mind you, not the part where parents are supposed to park OR where any vehicle is supposed to be.  I'm wondering how the hell she got her licence because the very next day she repeated the speeding entrance, almost collecting another car in the process and then narrowly missing a walking parent.

I rang the school and apparently so had others, not only about her nearly hitting the boys but because she flew in when she got there. This year for some reason has been really bad for such incidents caused by careless driving and lazy parents who let their small kids run around and/or wander through the car park by themselves or parents parking past the allowed parking area. 

Anyway, I went to get hubby's birthday present and scope out Fathers Day presents for the Fathers. Got hubby's and as we wandered into Big W there was this guy sitting there with a stack of books. I thought, hey, he looks familiar!  Aaah. problemo solved!  Max Walker signed 2 boxed sets of his books to each Dad, let us take photo's and had a bit of a chat. Son was a tad annoyed that he missed out. I'm reading my Dad's set before I mail them.

Then as D2 and I were waiting for D1 and the baby to turn up we saw Lisa McCune wander past with her kids. No, we didn't hassle her but it was hysterical watching people do double takes as they realised who she was LOL

I am still working on the redesign, I'm deciding whether to switch to wordpress for the blog side, Won't have to change my blog addy but each platform has it's pro's and con's. Maybe i'll toss a coin LOL 


Anyhow, 'Avagoodweekend and don't forget the Aeroguard! Luvya's!

Hearin' - On the verge of something wonderful : Darren Hayes

Readin' - How to hypnotise chooks : Max Walker

I was wandering innocently through cyberspace...

minding my own business and got tagged by Bella, who is lucky I like her :-)


What side of the heart do you draw first?
Left Ventricle, sometimes the aorta.
Can you dive without plugging your nose?
Doesn't everybody?
What color is your phone?
Who would you want to be tied to for 24 hours?
ROFLMAO. I'd get into BIG trouble if I answered this question.
Where are you right now?
In bed
How do you feel about carrots?
Like Switzerland, neutral.  
How many chairs at the dining room table?
I've given up having chairs at the dining room table, now I just toss the plates across the room and if they catch it, they eat right there where they are.
Who is the best Spice Girl?
Who are the Spice Girls? *sarc zone*
Do you know what time it is?
What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator?
Absolutely.Freak. Out.
What's your favorite kind of gum?
Bella, I don't do gum.
T or F: All is fair in love and war?
Nothing in life is fair.
Do you use words that you don't know the meaning to?
Never! I always pontificate using vocabulary I am comfortable with.
Do you like to sleep?
Yes. No. Yes.
Do you know which US states don't use Daylight Savings?
Dunno,I'd guess the states that have the highest number of faded curtains though.
Do you know the song Sugar We're Goin' Down?
Huh? No, Should I?
Do you want a bright yellow '06 mustang?
Nah, gotta be a
Maserati for this babe *g*
What's something you've always wanted?
Maserati sports car
Do you wear a lot of black?
Define a *lot*
Describe your hair.
Apparently on the endangered species list [ red head]
Are you an adult?
I try really hard not to be.
Who is/are your best friends?
They're no longer alive.
Do you have a tan?
Not really. Although I have a touch of my Dad's olive skin, so never really have that lily white thing happenin'
Are you a television addict?
Do you enjoy spending time with your mom?
ummm... I don't have a Mom,I do have a Mum who is alright to hang with.
Are you a sugar freak?
No, I am sweet enough without it.
What is your favorite movie?
What's your sign?
Gemini,so watch your back.
Where do you wish you were right now?
On a beach
Who did you copy this from?
Bella at OzFemme.
How do you know them?
She's an Aussie blogger extraordinaire!
Would you have sex with them?
She lives way too far away *vewg*
What brand of shirt are you wearing?
Have you ever smoked anything?
Yep. Tyres at a race track.

Let's see, the 3 people tag rule... Dogbait DragonSand and Becca


PS.Yes,I just worked out the links in my sidebar are brokened. I will fix tomorrow.

Hearin' Gold - Paul Harrigan [Footy Show]

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Don't forget your dustmask and hardhat...

There may be some disruption for the next few days as I move files, change graphics and generally play with the design. This is a site wide change, not just the blog. Sooo, if anything looks like you've drunk too much vodka, give me a yell *g* Thank you very much!

Saturday, August 18, 2007

The incredible case of the disappearing brain cells...

Today I was watching the V8 racing and listening to music with headphones.The headphones are infrared wireless. Then I decided I'd have a shower.

Yes. I still had the NOT waterproof headphones on.


Hearin' - On the verge of something wonderful : Darren Hayes

Running Away from home

We did a midnight run to Macca's for flake cones. Didn't tell the 2 youngest where we were going as we snuck them out the front door. Halfway there Yoda says "Where are we going?"  The Dad answers " We're running away from home" Yoda then asks " Well, how come you're taking us then?" My answer ?

"You're under 18 and we have to by law." heh.

Went to Medicare today, the line was out the door.  They were really quick though and had more than 2 service points open, which was a surprise. Anyone seen their new posters about Customer Service?

I particularly liked their sign thanking me for visiting and urging me to *Take Care*  Rightio then. Nothing like fakefeelgood promo stuff while the healthcare system is overloading. Healthcare and it's underfunding [ along wth Education, specifically Arts & Music] has long been my bugbear since Yoda was born and the political stupidity involved became obvious. The problem is not restricted to one particular political party though. Moving to an American based system is not the answer either as it creates exactly what Medicare was supposed to prevent. Lack of access to healthcare by people who can't afford it. People with private healthcover can't afford to access the private medical and dental system a lot of the time either, due to the high gap cost and lack of *approved* providers in their area. All done under the guise of *reducing* the cost of premiums.

How about removing freaking Sport& Gym Membership or Massages first? and making it cheaper for Health, Glasses and Dental rather than *extras*. It was alot cheaper before all that crap came into the picture.

See? Get me on those 2 subjects and I'll rant forever.


Hearin' - U & Ur Hand : Pink

Readin' - Nothing cos I haven't been able to go to the library :-(

Friday, August 17, 2007

I got shaped...

by my ISP. I exceeded my bandwidth, I forgot how slow dial up used to be too. Blimey, it was like I was using tin cans on the roof to get a signal. And, even with a super deluxe model alfoil hat and a couple of coathangers I couldn't make it go faster!

I have to say though, the tech guy was great and upgraded my plan with an extra couple of GB for the same price. *g*

I took the extra time while waiting for pages to load cleaning out my favourites and My Doc folders. All neat and tidy again. By tomorrow they'll be all over the place like a dogs dinner again. I don't know why as I'm pretty organised in RL.  Oh and I played Solitaire.

I'm still sick in bed. I have pulled muscles from coughing. So, a slow connection was better than nothing.

I thought about sorting out my iTunes as well, but well, it's like housework and I don't like doing that either.

That's why I had so many kids.

Bella, be careful what you wish for! ROFLMAO. I just might give a run as Rockstar Granny on You Tube. heh. Then again, someone would probably sue me for damaging their hearing!

I tried your home remedy tonight too :-)

Well, I must be off to bed, I gave birth to the eldest 25 years ago and I'm tired.



Hearin' -  Without You : Adam Thompson

Readin' - blogs

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Moving along..

Hubby is defintely getting out but staying on as a reserve. We are moving to Bendigo in January sometime. YAY! Air that won't smell like an exhaust. Not so many people.

Close enough that I can still go to important stuff like Motogp and WSBK at Phillip Island. Close enough I can catch a train or drive here to go to anything interesting at the Art Gallery or for a Conference.

I finally lost patience with the *adult* children and made them swap rooms which is what I wanted to do months ago and got told No. Well. I won. One is moving out in less than a month and going to live close to her 2 eldest.

She's getting a webcam though so the baby can talk to me and I can sing Galumph went the little green frog to her. Nana singing is once again her favourite entertainment,the record is 46 renditions complete with silly faces, animated hands and funny voice. 

BTW, I got my new cd and it rocks. Tracks I haven't heard.

I'm pretty weird with music, don't know why but I visualize music as well as hear it. Music marks memories in my life as well. I use music to create imagery to paint. and yes, I dream in colour too *g*

Seriously, Wayne Carey should STFU. It's people who make comments like that about people who have depression are the reason why people are hesitant to get help or talk to someone. Next he'll be whining  that's he's a victim of tall poppy syndrome. *snort*  So, I guess it must be great to have no shit happen in your life. Ignorant twit. 

Hopefully everyone will be feeling better tomorrow and life can go back to normal. Well, my version of normal at least. Took D3 to the Dr today as the flu has gone into her chest and now she needs antibiotics.

Took the prexige to the chemist for destruction, so only have the high dose painkiller which I hate taking. Dr's going to do some research for me. I went and bought a bottle of Dr Red's punch immune system stuff. See if that helps.

I'm off to sleep.

Hearin' - Erased : Annie Lennox

Readin' - Illustrated Manuscripts of the Western World.

Saturday, August 11, 2007


Prexige [Lumiracoxib] has just  been recalled, urgently even. If you've been on it, I'd suggest you ask for a blood test for liver function from your Dr and take the stuff to chemist for disposal.

TWO people are dead and two others have undergone liver transplants from a drug, used by 60,000 people in Australia, which was urgently recalled today by the Federal Government.

This is the 3rd time a drug the Dr's  prescribed me have been recalled. Each time they've told me they are more effective and safer than older drugs. And they snort if you ask about natural treatments.

Who is not doing their job properly?

And, Why not?

Friday, August 10, 2007

Wot tha?

I just read this in The Times Online:

For the first time China has given the Government the power to ensure that no new living Buddha can be identified, sounding a possible death knell to a mystical system that dates back at least as far as the 12th century.

Read More  China tells living Buddhas to obtain permission before they reincarnate


Hearin' -  Reckless : Australian Crawl


I have an elephant sitting on my chest...

who keeps slapping me across the sinuses with his trunk.

or that's what it feels like anyway.

My niece had her 2nd bub yesterday, 11lbs. OUCH!!!!!!! There were some complications with his birth, so he's in Special Care for a week or so, but he's doing well.

Cos I have been in bed all day sleeping [ I must have been a cat in a former life] I have nothing to really talk about.

I did reorganise iTunes and then resynched my Ipod, but that's about it.

Oh wait, I also recharged my mobile. LOL 

Such an exciting life I lead.

'Avagoodweekend mateys!


Hearin' - A Winter's Tale - Queen

Readin' -  Kleenex Aloe Vera Tissue Box  [ ooh, a competiton to win stuff!]

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Check your reality cloak at the door...

I am hanging out for the new Die Hard 4.0 movie to be released here. I am trying to avoid anything remotely review'ish or critic'ish but I have to say, I watched a trailer of it with the most awesome stunt involving a chopper. Apparently Bruce Willis has done all his own stunts in this one, so it's sounding great so far. No CGI to distract me as I look at how they did it, instead of what just happened.

Then, today I clicked on a critics review...

and have to say, oi, nutjob, it's entertainment not frickin' brain surgery! I am not expecting some highbrow epic. Everybody already knows what the storyline is going to be along the lines of. I don't really give a shit about the plot apart from the good guy wins and saves the world. As long as it has a storyline that you can follow without having to analyse your eyeballs for clues later, I'm happy. People need the obvious sometimes. 

Bruce Willis has always been really good at saving the world too *G*

And of course they brought up my current pet media peeve, age. Gawd blimey. Someone grab my eyeballs as they roll past them and post them back please.

I hope it blitzes the box office and makes them look like dimwits.


Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Sniffles was the name...

of a clever little pig.
He could play the violin and do the irish jig,
but the other little piggies wouldn't ask him out to tea,
cos he didn't have a handkerchief,no, not he.

has my grandaughter in fits of giggles when I sing this to her. It's a fitting rhyme at the moment as the house elves have all had a flu/cold since Thursday. I got it Friday and still feel like I've been smacked across the face with a hammer.

Pebbles the cat had an adventure today. She went to jump upon the gallery/ [ 2 storey mcmansion house] balcony rail and kept going. Luckily for her I had anticipated this happening at some point and we have a couch right under it, she missed the youngest daughter sitting there and landed on the cushions, bounced and landed on the floor. She's fine but has refused to get off my lap ever since.

The daughter got a huge fright too and has also recovered from the cat dropping from a great height.


Hearin' : Mai Piu' Cosi' Lontano - Andrea Bocelli

readin' : Life Expectancy - Dean Koontz

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Not really a political post...

but has anyone noticed how the *age* word has been bandied around again? As in, too old, not up with the times etc and all those other buzz phrases?  A mere few months ago  we were being told by the media that people over 50ish could still work and had valuable contributions that shouldn't be tarnished by a number. You know, so we don't become a future drain on the young one's pockets.

So... how come the same media are now saying the PM is too old to run?

What about issues? or can't they be bothered to write a real story with facts other than his age? and why are we now suddenly ageing after aging for a really long time? I can think of plenty of things other than his age to complain about.

The recent return to age bashing is getting old [no pun intended] We spend years getting old enough to do stuff, only to miss out because we're too old!  Happens in sport too, I personally think if you still want to do stuff and are still capable, then it's put up or shut up to all the too old comments that are going on. 

Wait your turn Whippersnappers, we nearly oldies ain't done yet and if someone tries to jump my queue, they'll get smacked with my walking stick!

I obviously am not young enough to know it all, nor old enough to have forgotten it all.

Hugs Bugs!



Hearin' : Just a song about Ping Pong : Operator Please

Readin' : Life Expectancy : Dean Koontz

Friday, August 03, 2007

Feast One Hundred and Fifty Four

Feast One Hundred and Fifty Four

On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being highest, how polite are you?

10. Lower of course depending on how rude someone is being to me. I dislike rude impatient pushy people.

What was the last thing that made you laugh out loud?

Watching Bubbles trying to blow her first raspberry.

Who is your favorite cartoon character?

Road Runner, I can watch him for hours.

Main Course
Tell about the funniest teacher you ever had.

He was the spitting image of Ted Mulry.

Complete this sentence: I strongly believe that education gives freedom.

Personal DNA test

Me in Colour! LOL




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Thursday, August 02, 2007

Quick Question

how long do 21 year olds act like they're 15 for?

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Invoice induced hysteria

Went to my accountant today and got all thebusiness tax stuff done. Phew. 

I've spent the last few days running around looking for a receipt that decided it didn't want to live in the file with the rest. No clue where it went, so had to organise a duplicate. Then as I was printing out invoices, the printer decided it wanted a holiday. In the end I grabbed another one from my stash and finally! got everything finished.

Filled in the rest of the paperwork to transfer everything back to me, so it's all finished with now.

The bub has had reflux quite badly for the last week and she will only let her Mum or Nana anywhere near her and only tends to sleep in hour stretches. She definitely has a good set of lungs.

Anyway, I'm tired and a little sad cos I am homesick and disillusioned with the world today. so, I'm going for a nanny nap.


Hearin' : Let the canefields burn - Graeme Connors

Readin' : The insides of my eyelids