Saturday, March 31, 2007

Fridays Feast One Hundred & Thirty Seven

What are you proud of?
My kids.

What is the best thing you’ve ever won as a prize?
Paddock passes for this years WSBK from Pirelli.

Name something you do that is a waste of time.
Watch clouds

Main Course
In what year of your life did you change the most?

Where is a place you consider to be very tranquil?
My studio when noone else is home.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Ooooh,I have a Motorola

ROFL Well, everyone says I sound like a 20 yr old blonde on the phone, so that would be about right.

Mobile makes demonstrate personality type "IF you're carrying a Motorola mobile phone the chances are you are under 24 and fashion conscious."

and we're going along to see this tribute show next month because the kids saw an ad and thought I'd like to go because I missed out on the real Robbie. I'll let you know.
THE EGO HAS LANDED - The Australian Robbie Williams Show

Took D1 to hospital tonight, small scare with the baby but everything is fine. They told her to eat more and stress less. She's got 8 weeks to go and finishes work in 3 weeks, I'm running odds she'll have her the day after she finishes work LOL

I'm all set, I've got the extra memory card for the digital video camera *g* No, she doesn't want me to video the birth but I keep teasing her. The new camera has a higher res, so better pics of bub when she's born. She's still going to call her Khiala, I'm so used to saying koala? that 10to 1 that's what I call her for real. heh. I really am evil, but in a nice way, I swear.

Listenin' - Grace Kelly - Mika
Feelin' - tired

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Feedburning off the marked path

I bought a new book to read today. heh.

No, I was wrong in my choice for Friday's Feast, I got "William Morris by himself" [edited by Gillian Naylor] I love William Morris' designs. Sensuous lines that follow a path but wander off to do their own thing. Bit like me. the path going off wandering I mean *g*

I also changed my feed to feedburner, so if you have subscribed via my atom feed, you may need to change it over. Sorry.

S1 is all ready for camp. We ran around looking for a book that he wanted to read.
He's already read my Eragon books, so after much running around we found the next 2 books in the series Rowan of Rin by Emily Rodda. He's still a bit narky that his Dad hasn't been home for the last week before he goes.

I have to wake him up at 5am. That's going to be really interesting LOL
I'm so glad that we got that extra hour today!

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Friday's Feast

Who is your favorite news anchor/reporter? Why?

Mal Walden.

Name 3 foods that are currently in your freezer.

1. Premium Mince
2. Chicken Drumsticks
3. Frozen Cauliflower

If you were to have the opportunity to name a new town or city, what would you call it?

Main Course
What will most likely be the next book you read?

Darkwitch Rising by Sara Douglass

What's the first thing you notice about the opposite gender?

Friday, March 23, 2007

Freaky Friday Indeed.

D3 went into the City today on a school excursion and we didn't know whether she was in the tunnel or not for a few hours. We knew the bus wasn't involved but they had evacuated the tunnels because of explosions and the fire and smoke,so we weren't sure where the kids were. They ended up coming back earlier than planned to avoid the traffic.

Then all the girls decided to butt heads tonight. *sigh* Over, of all things, curly fries. I won.

So, it's quiet here now. I'm waiting for Hubby to ring, he's somewhere in NSW. Not sure where and mobile reception is crappy at best.

And now the cats have started fighting. Geez.
It's still over 35C here,so I'm putting it down to the heat is driving everyone nuts.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Oh dear.

I can't take a trick.

I have an Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rupture as well as a Meniscus tear.

I wonder if they do these knee braces in this years fashion colours so I can coordinate my accessories?

My physio is going to be really pissed at me now.


I want to be a contestant...

I would like to mention that I tore my calf muscle whilst bungee jumping off the stair and finishing off with a cartwheel landing into the lounge room. Everybody scored my effort 10. I might enter the act into Australia's Got Talent. Red will probably love me.

So there.

Of course, as usual hubby's away for at least a week. Good thing my car is an automatic and did you know other motorists are scared when you wave a pair of crutches at them? Almost as good as the automatic finger I want installed in my bonnet. I drove Warrigal Rd in peak hour traffic yesterday, twice in each direction. At one stage I had a semi in front, behind and on each side of me. I got through the lights quicker though!

And, the chicklet at Macca's still managed to stuff up our order.

Testing at Valencia was on this week, then they go to Donnington. Max did well running 4th behind Bayliss, Xaus and Lanzi. All of them broke the previous lap record as well as Corser in 5th. Steve Martin lost his ride though, the team's run out of funds to run him. His teammate is still running though, he's financed by a different source.

Well, have to love you and leave you. I have to go visit the evil dr who will prodandpoke my VERY sore calf muscle and ask me why I am so stupid again. LOL
Nah, he's actually a great Dr.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007


I've torn my left calf muscle at knee level.

I've been doing physio to keep my joints from freezing up and we decided that I could start doing light *normal* excercise again. I'm gonna be in big trouble now.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007


Ha! At last. Maybe someone read my post about kids sport ROFL

Sporting offer on tax | Herald Sun

Been busy working on this project
Girls Guide to Sport

and running kids hither and thither. I get blocks of an hour to work at the moment. Grrr.

Listenin : Silence!
Feelin : tired

Sunday, March 18, 2007

moving on

Well, looks like Bendigo will be the next stop on the list. I always wanted to go to see Hanging Rock :-) Far enough out of the city but close enough to get to.

I thought the cops were arresting a shoplifter down at Clayton but obviously not going by the news. This is who they were arresting.

I have no clue what is wrong with me today. I am restless but can't work out exactly what it is I am restless for. I can't sit still long enough to paint or read.

Saturday, March 17, 2007


Now noone can ask me why I haven't made my blog pretty ROFL

I spent the rest of today organising my laptop, I chuck stuff all over when I'm working or surfing,it all ends up in the strangest places! I also organised my studio and finished off by cooking my secret pasta recipe for dinner.

Well,have to love ya's and leave ya's as I am exhausted!

where the cuckoo clock always read 6:55

One banana, two banana, three banana, four
Four bananas make a bunch and so do many more.
Over hill and highway the banana buggies go
Comin' to bring you the Banana Split show
Makin' up a mess of fun, makin' up a mess of fun
Lots of fun for everyone

Tra la la, la la la la
Tra la la, la la la la

Way back when we were allowed to blow ourselves up with fireworks legally every year, I had a friend.

We were always in trouble, setting fire to the horse paddock trying to cook potatoes in their jackets, falling off the well tower and being chased by pissed off bees whose nest we disturbed in the coconut trees. Riding the horses bareback and pinching strawberries from next door's garden. We nearly died by twisting the swing rope so high it choked us and he was there again when I broke my arm in the wringer. He set fire to his bedroom making me charcoal to draw with. Our favourite show was the Banana Splits and we would run around madly singing the song.

He's gone.
I'm sad.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Just because I'm nice

If you're looking for info on how to fix your upside down monitor, try this:
CNTRL + ALT + UP ARROW [all at the same time]

If you're looking for the Crazy Cow vid, go here:
Crazy Cow

If you're just looking for a Crazy Cow, Welcome, you found her!

Now, onto the troll.
Yes, you are absolutely correct. I am so shallow that I only follow Max because he's HOTT [you forgot the allcaps and double t, btw] As for your other Q, I'd bet I could give you 10 points headstart and still beat you in a quiz about bike racing. You need to change your search keywords :-)

And because I am a nice person, this is just for you, with love from me MWAH!

Listenin' - The Saints are Coming - Green Day
Feelin' - Snarky

Happy little vegemites :-)

new ad with the vegemite song is being put out by Kraft. Just in case you forgot the words [ riiiiiiight] here they are :

We're happy little Vegemites
As bright as bright can be
We all enjoy our Vegemite
For breakfast, lunch and tea
Our mummies say we're growing stronger
Every single week,
Because we love our Vegemite
We all adore our Vegemite
It puts a rose in every cheek.

Playing the name game

I pinched this from somewhere, can't remember where though. It's a variation on the Nine Names game that was floating around.


YOUR GANGSTA NAME (1st 4 letters plus izzle): Antiizzle

YOUR DETECTIVE NAME (fave color + fave animal): Indigo Great Ape

YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME (middle name + childhood street): Ann Townsend

YOUR STAR WARS NAME (last 3 letters of your last name + first 2 letters of your first name + first 3 letters of Mom's maiden name): Frakewin

YOUR SUPER HERO NAME (2nd fave color + fave drink): Purple Stinger

YOUR IRAQI NAME (2nd letter of your first name + 3rd letter of your last name + any letter of your middle name + 2nd letter of your Mom's maiden name + 3rd letter of your Dad's middle name + 1st letter of a sibling's first name + last letter of your Mom's middle name): eaniajh

YOUR WITNESS PROTECTION PROGRAM NAME (Grandma/Grandpa's first name + Jones): Florence Jones

YOUR GOTH NAME (Black + name of one of your pets): Black Pebbles

YOUR AMERICAN IDOL NAME (fav car and sea food): Maserati Moreton [bay bugs]

NAME OF YOUR DREAM BAND (name of computer + printer): Aspire Packard

MOVIE STAR NAME (sibling's middle name + mother-in-law's maiden name): Leah Johnstone

YOUR ALTER EGO NAME (name of one your childhood pets + popular brand of clothes when you were young): Turtle Levi

YOUR LAWYER NAME (fav actor's last name + fav hard liquor): Ratchford SC

YOUR HIP HOP NAME (fav candy + fruit): KoolMint Mandarin

Monday, March 12, 2007

Locked and Loaded

New version of site for client went up yesterday.

I forgot how exhausting/noisy having everyone at home can be. Every 5 secs the fridge door opens and the mournful wail of there's nothing to eat echoes from the kitchen. *sigh*
There's plenty to eat,they just don't want what's there. No junk food. heh. My passive aggressive method of torturing older children. They might move back out quicker. LOL

I'm in the process of organising my workroom again.

Hearin' - Made in Heaven - Queen
Feelin' - tired

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Gardasil Vaccine?

The girls are talking about getting the Gardasil vaccine soon. Has anyone had it already or getting it? I've read the side effects and they seem to be pretty standard so far for immunisations with nothing jumping out.

The side effects of cervical cancer treatment far outweigh the gardasil one's as far as I can tell. They've seen firsthand someone going through tests,surgeries and follow up treatment for it [me], so they're all adamant they're going to get it first chance they have. The oldest 2 have the regular test every 2 years and we all pay for Thin Prep tests as well.

A forum I belong to has been covering the Gardasil issue and a lot are against it, although they seem to be anti-immunisation in general . Most of the people in the forum are American and I just want to get some feedback from Aussie women :-)

After going through the treatment process myself [ I got the all clear in July 2005 ], I'm all for anything that makes it so you don't have to. So..thoughts?

Saturday, March 10, 2007

My name is Madge

Spelling rant of the day : It's LOSE when you have lost so much weight your clothes are LOOSE. Not LOOSE enough weight for your clothes to be LOSE. Geeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeez! and these people are professional ad writers.

In other news, Hubby and I have turned into Madge and Harold from Neighbours. We have quite a collection of kids here. Some are temporary [ over to play] and others in transition [ friend with a neighbour drama] and then the semi permanent [here to sponge off the 'rents to save for a bond] and they bring all their worldly possessions and pets. Simba and Pebbles are hiding under my bed, I might join them.

Friday, March 09, 2007

Friday Feast 134

What is your usual bedtime? Do you like that, or would you rather it be different?

Anywhere between 2am and 5am. Love it, peace and quiet, noone talking to me or wanting me to do something else for them.

When it comes to advice, do you give more or receive more?

I have 4 kids, so more.

Describe a memorable meal you've had.

I ordered fried rice at a restaurant in Qld once, it had curry in it. They expressed astonishment that I wasn't expecting curry as "But that's how EVERYONE makes it!" ok then.

Main Course
Name a work of fiction that affected the way you think about something.


What is your favorite type of fruit juice?

Lemon and Lime

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Sending and Receiving Babies

My son has been entertaining the last few days...

Yesterday he told me that he didn't have a drink at the school water taps as one of the girls drank with her mouth on the tap, he didn't want to get babies. I was like hmmmmm, ummmm, ok, well, you can't get babies by drinking from the same water tap as a girl. He rolled his eyes at me and said Muuuuum, I SAID RABIES!

Then today he asked if alfoil could get hot. I answered that it depended on whether he was sending or receiving. ROFLMAO

We're even. heh.

Listenin' - Robbie Williams dvd
Feelin - clever :-)

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

working for the man

Sorry. Busy getting the online version of the Magazine done and up.

I may change my job description to html wrangler cos that's what it feels like! LOL

D3 and her mates went to the Fall Out Boy concert tonight, she still can't hear *g*

D1 is complaining the baby is kicking her in the back, so I told her to get used to kids being a pain in the butt. hehe. she didn't see the funny side of it.

D2 is 21 tomorrow, I am making mud cake muffins with pink icing [ don't ask!]and then she and the BF are going out. We're having the family dinner when Mum comes down at the end of the month.

S1 is fast asleep with music from a computer game playing ???????? with both cats draped over and around him.

And, on that note, back to work for an hour then I am going to bed. Tomorrow I paint.

Listenin' - Angels -Patrizio Buanne
Feelin' -busier than a bee!

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Maybe I could pay someone to be me for a day?

OMG I have to write a bio and promo piece on myself. Ack. I freely admit I am not the most socially outgoing person but add in self promotion and I totally freak out, my brain hits reverse and stalls,leaving more skidmarks than the hoon across the road. and now I've realised that people are going to want to talk to me and ask me questions too. Bloody Hell.

Maybe I could just do the mysterious artist in the background thing? I mean, it's the art they buy, not me. errr, ok, that doesn't sound right but I'm sure you know what I mean hey? [HA! I'm so freaked I've reverted to talking like a North Queeenslander!]

My mate Bob is still in hospital, he got bitten by a white tail spider and now knows why you should go straight to hospital, not wait 2 days. They may have to operate as the bite area is not healing :-( They've had him on morphine as well the last few days. Luckily he got his perm residency a few days before or the hospital bills would definitely kill him! I'm going up tomorrow to cheer him up *G* I already told his wife to up his life insurance as this is his 2nd run in with a spider in a month.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Our fantabulous weekend!

We had a great weekend! We always sit on the 200m mark at Superbikes as you can see nearly all the track as well as see the Super screen and hear what's going on.

Max is 2nd in the Championship after the weekend, which is excellent.Bayliss and Corser must have been a bit peeved after Qatar *g* This is only the 2nd round that he's raced in WSBK and he's in there mixing it up with Bayliss, Corser and Toseland.

We acidentally formed a Max section at our spot, I was wearing my fan club tshirt and people kept asking where they could get one, so they stayed with us during the races. Hope Max felt the love! ROFLMAO.

The races were excellent viewing! In the crowd all you could hear was cheering and lot's of Oh shit! as someone flew down past us on the front straight doing around 300kmh to go into Turn1. Fantabulously excellent to watch! especially Max as he was flying down the straight. I had my heart in my mouth a few times.

We went back into the paddock after Race 2 and watched the media conferences and hung around and got some signatures. D3 got into the media scrum outside Max's pit and took pics of Max as they interviewed him, so she's happy and now wants to be a motorsport photographer, she got some great shots over the weekend. She's doing a photography degree at Uni next year, so she has some good folio shots for that now.

I tell ya though, I couldn't stand all that attention the riders get, people grabbing you for photo's and not leaving you alone. I'd punch someone just to get away from them and be able to breathe. I don't know how they stand it. I know it's part of it, but still. I was freaking out having so many people standing around me waiting, so I kept moving to a clear spot, only to have more turn up! LOL

Anyway, so... was a great weekend. If you want to see pictures, you'll have to email me and I'll send the link to you.

Back to real life. and work. I'll put up another WIP later tonight.

WSBK Phillip Island Race 2 start

Friday, March 02, 2007

I am verrrry tired!

and sunburnt/windburnt. Is Antikva smarter than a hamster?

Obviously not! LOL

I won Pirelli paddock passes to World Superbikes from in a competition they held. So we hotfooted [ ermmm, it's 1 1/2 hours by car ]down and wandered around.

I met Max Biaggi as he was going into his pit garage for QP2 and he stopped to say hello and a quick chat. I was reading an interview he did recently in the programme and it's a good one with a positive slant instead of the negative one's most media seem to do. I did get a photo too but it didn't work :-( Ahhh well.

And yes, as usual forgot to ask him to sign my shirt. *smacks forehead* LOL This time I actually remembered to speak and formed almost coherent sentences ROFLMAO

We're taking the 2 youngest down tomorrow and then going to Cowes, so hopefully it will stay cool and not rain. heh.

Thursday, March 01, 2007


I couldn't work out why my last couple of posts weren't showing up unless I went to it via my profile. DUH. I was playing around with the publish to subdomain feature and when I transferred back it defaulted to .html not the original .htm

How sad am I that it took me ages to figure that out.

I think I broke my little toe again tonight. We also now have 4 kids plus a boyfriend living here along with assorted belongings that were chucked in the car tonight. *sigh*

Want to get lucky? Clean the toilet

Well. Obviously I better get cleaning then, I haven't polished the toilet floor enough.

Want to get lucky? Clean the toilet
From correspondents in Tokyo
March 01, 2007 01:09pm
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CLEANLINESS has long been next to godliness for the hygiene-conscious Japanese, but fortune-tellers are now advising those who want to succeed in life to start by scrubbing the smallest room.

Cleaning the toilet to attract luck published this month is the latest in a series of books advising readers on how to attract good fortune using a brush and an array of cleaning fluids.

"Don't just wipe the floor, polish it," the book instructs.

"It's important to maintain a positive mood while cleaning."