Today i was going to write about a few things that really didnt matter in the big picture, that is the things that really matter are usually pushed to back of our minds until it smacks us in the head like a big cold wet fish. Today i read about a mother in anguish for her adopted teenage daughter, trying to give her the best possible future, and i also heard that a 17 year old in our local community had passed away after a battle with cancer.
What else can we imagine that would be more important than our own family, our children who even when they drive us nuts, are the light of our lives. Yes we get to wake them up when they have forgotton to set their alarm, we get to make their lunch, and we get to ask them how their day was when they get home, and tell them to go to bed when its getting late. Thanks Lana, i get it. So I will be thinking how much i have, how full my life is, and try not to let the small stuff get in the way, well within reason anyway!
Friday, May 21, 2010
A long time ago far far away, i was in a salon getting some bits waxed and wot not, when another woman who had just had her wot not done, lifted her dress to show us the handiwork. A bit unusual, as she had it dyed bright red and shaped into a heart for her valentine. cute. Thats what i thought at the time. Now i think i would dye it black and into the shape of skull and cross bones.
Its funny how we call things differently depending on where we are from, the one that comes to mind is how americans call their bottoms fanny, which here refers to female genitalia. That could be interesting in mixed company, imagine the response to 'watch your fanny' or 'pat on the fanny' here in oz...um ok... So now whats with the fanny pack? Hmm maybe it has an emergency supply of lubricant, razor, or tampons ?
Other transcontinental potential misconceptions;
napkin n. Cloth or paper towel to protect the clothes while eating. Australasians refer to napkins as serviettes. Saying ``napkin'' may make Australasians think of a sanitary napkin, which is used to absorb menstrual blood.
root vi. 1. To cheer for a sports team. Root is an offensive Australian slang verb meaning ``have sexual intercourse with''. Announcing to an Australian that you ``are a cheerleader, so you don't see many football games because you are in the stands rooting'' will give a misleading impression about your devotion to the team. 2. To grow roots. ``I rooted some plants'' is practised by vegiphiles in Australia. 3. To dig or rummage. ``I was rooting around in my room for the rent money'' is done only if an Australian does not actually have the rent money.
n. An Australian may take the noun to refer to his or her sexual partner. Even so, saying ``I tripped over a root'' will occasion only the tiniest frisson of delight in your Australian correspondent; he or she will understand.
bugger n. (American slang) Someone who is mildly but persistently annoying. This term is used by older Australasians, however, to refer to someone who engages in sodomy, which is not usually even discussed, much less practised, in polite company.
So now im gonna bugger off and root around for a fanny pack that doesnt have napkins .. ;)
Saturday, May 15, 2010
My other half is really being a dick, he got about 10m3 of pebbles, which we didnt need, although i must admit to telling him about them, thinking he might get about 1 or 2 m3. These go nicely with the 30 or 40 tonne of boulders he got numerous years ago which are strewn about the garden looking as if an earthquake just hit.
Anyway so there they were on the driveway, blocking it nicely. i scratched my car getting out so was now pissed off, so i decided to enlist the help of my slothful son to move at least enough so i could get in and out. I thought we were progressing fairly well when other half gets home and says "thats not very good' at which some choice @#$% words were muttered from myself and i promptly left the scene before someone was murdered. So other half takes slothful son out to print a document and arrives home several hours later with a large rock moving machine. Then he cleans the gutters. So i say 'um that machine, is it gonna be used?' I narrowly missed being hit by a lump of rotting matter, i thought about giving the ladder a shake but then decided at least i would wait for the pebbles to be moved which hopefully will be tommorrow.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Monday, May 3, 2010
And i know the title is let there be rock, but i always remembered it as light for some reason.
I managed to get tickets for the concert and it was fab, there were a million people, and angus is still rockin non stop. So in this theme i will post a utube vid..., this is one of my fav's. Let there be rock
ahh the good old days, and i couldnt leave this one out, so here it is...
its a long way to the shop if ya wanna sauage roll!