Vegetarian Mouse Slayer

Monday, September 30, 2002
I did it! I've made it to Greece. More updates later. Currently visiting the village of Lindos which is absolutely beautiful. Internet cafe a little warm though! Quite a few stories already accumulated, will write more later this week!

Tuesday, September 24, 2002
And to believe I missed the most exciting television of the year, The Brownlow Cup. (Slight sarcasm...)
One of my favourite TV programs here in the UK, The Office starts next Monday. Very funny program.
May update from Greece, but depends if they have internet access on the yacht.....

Monday, September 23, 2002
There was no earth-shattering Kaboom!
Can't believe I missed last nights earthquake. Apparently it reached Yorkshire, but by 1am, I was fast asleep....

The television programme BEWITCHED is going to be made into a movie - "Darren!"

Friday, September 20, 2002
Toronto men had charges dropped relating to Public Nudity due to the fact that they were wearing shoes.

Acchoooo! Sneezing...In Greek superstition, If you sneeze, it means that someone is talking about you. If you want to know who it is, there is a way you can find out. Ask someone around you to give you a three-digit number. Count each digit together and then count down the alphabet. Whatever letter it falls on, is the initial of the person that is talking about you.

For example, 534 is the number given. Add it together 5+3+4=12 . Count down the alphabet to ‘L’, which is the twelfth letter. That is the first initial of the person that is talking about you.

Because you never know if what they are saying about you is good or bad, it wouldn’t hurt to whisper ‘Skorda (garlic)’ under your breath, just to be on the safe side.

Good to know, but thirty degrees in Greece at the moment, not expecting a cold and/or sneezing....
Greek Superstitons. Interesting reading....

Thursday, September 19, 2002
Ahhhhhh! Why do Mothers have the ability to push the right buttons that make you so mad? I'm on the other side of the world and STILL she has that ability........her super-powers must be stronger than we first thought....

Check out nominations for Best New Artist & Best Male Performer at the Australian Record Industry Awards. The one and only Dan Brodie!! (he isn't really that "new", has been playing live shows for about 12 years....still so good looking...). I remember when we were 17 years old, Daniel starred in a film a few of us were making. Something about vampires......

Wednesday, September 18, 2002
Some "interesting" blog names I've come across.... Rooster Spice , Pop Up Toaster , Hot Buttered Death , Professor Bunyip (amusing blog!) , Donuts. Is there anything they can't do? , We are, after all, professionals , Sour Mash with a twist , Its so stimulating being your hat(to add some more over the next few days....)

"We are the Cheeky girls, you are the Cheeky boys" Pop Idol - the Rivals (UK). Ridiculous song and at the same time, a tune I am unable to get out of my head. AND to believe they have been offered a record deal??!!
I asked you not to tell me that.....

Complete the first morning of wearing in my new boots. Okay, so perhaps it wasn't a full morning....the 15 minute walk to the bus stop was enough for me - had to change back into my sandals. My poor feet, heels should be illegal.....

Tuesday, September 17, 2002
Some great photos of Melbourne and around Victoria by David Lim....And also found these...

Looking forward to an evening in as Zadie Smith's novelWhite Teeth has been made into a four part movie being broacast tonight. Taking into account this was the writer's first novel, the book was fantasic, just hope the movie isn't going to let me down! Considering purchasing her second novel which has just been released, for holiday reading....have I mentioned that there is only 8 more sleeps to go??

Monday, September 16, 2002
I think this looks ok now!!!!! Thanks JF, much appreciated! And now also a thanks to Alistair!

In the process of having a friend help me fix this mess up! Only 10 days until Greece. Started going to the solarium as a last minute attempt to get a slight tan before going away. Warning: 6 minutes is too long on the first session, especially when you haven't experienced a "real" summer for the past few years (little burnt!)....

Friday, September 13, 2002
Oh oh, perhaps its because its Friday 13th, or perhaps it because I have no idea what I'm doing when I alter my template. Scroll down, think I have a bit of work to do this weekend to get this page back to "normal". Eeeee....

Pulled out an old Kylie CD this morning, now I can't stop singing this song;
"What Kind Of Fool (Heard All That Before)"

I don't wanna hear your reasons
I'm not giving you another chance
In my kindness you saw weakness
Time for me to make a stand

Whenever I hear your music
Singing the same old tune
You're so sure that I can't refuse it
But don't you speak too soon

What kind of fool do you take me for
Don't wanna see your face no more
You can say you'll be true, I can trust in you
But I heard all that before

Remember how I used to need you
But baby you were never there
There was a time when I believed you
But now I know you didn't care
Don't wanna hear your hard-luck story
It's the same time after time
It's too late to say you're sorry
You'll never change wrong to right

Melbourne Girls rock!

Thursday, September 12, 2002
Do people mess with my head intentionally?

Tomorrow is Friday 13th. Kind of superstitious, which comes from my Nan who will never kill a spider, never open an umbrella inside, never put shoes on the table etc.
I have a friend who in the past few months has fallen ill twice, had two different cars break down on her, illness in the family, car broken into, lost her cell phone amongst other things. Day after day her luck doesn't seem to be getting any better. Don't think she can risk it tomorrow - I personally would not even bother getting out of bed....

Wednesday, September 11, 2002
September 11th. What an interesting year its been....

Tuesday, September 10, 2002
Amazing - Alex Lloyd
When all you want to do is rock,
But you don't want to bear the shock no more.
When it's just swell that fills your eyes,
Belated feelings that you have denied.
When every wolf is at your door, just like a hundred times before,
But you don't want to leave the end.

Cause you were amazing and we did amazing things,
And I wouldn't change it, cause we were amazing things.

Rebuilding bridges in your mind, your eagerness now is on the line,
The plastic mountain at your feet, divided streets now as you look to find a seat.
When every wolf is at your door, just like a hundred times before,
But you don't want to see the end.

And I really didn't want that push today,
No, I really didn't want to end this way.
But the things that seem to bind us,
Are the things we put behind us on this day

Monday, September 09, 2002
One of the most exciting things about Los Angeles was visiting some of the film locations, and seeing films being made on a regular basis. Found a site Famous Locations, which shows where Lord of the Rings, Sound of Music, Harry Potter, Star Wars etc. was filmed. Hopefully more reliable than those maps that you are able to pick up from guys parked at the side of the road in LA that claim to display where the stars live...

I watched Amelie on DVD on Saturday night. Excellent movie.

Beer Goggles - They do exist!

Friday, September 06, 2002
Clayton, I know where you are coming from....

Karyn has raised over US$12,700 from strangers helping via her site to pay off her enormous credit card debt. Wonder if anyone wants to contribute by donating to Leesa's Wine Consumption Fund (LWCF) to be put to good use while I'm in Greece?

Thursday, September 05, 2002
Just joined Melbourne webloggers.

I think holiday-planning madness is taking its toll. Will need a vacation once all this preparation has finished.

Wednesday, September 04, 2002
I'm going to do a "Alistair" and ask if anyone would like for me to send them a postcard while I'm away? Email me with your address.

Tuesday, September 03, 2002
Looking up holiday packages in Greece, I found this house in Mykonos. Only costs just under AU$75,000 for a week in August. Lucky for us, we are planning to go in September...
Not as expensive, but this villa would be rather comfortable. Glad I'm not going here, don't think I would leave. Hmmmm, not bad.

Although I'm not supposed to tell anyone, I did win one of the Cups last night while playing Crash Team Racing which was quite an achievement (but I won't tell you who I played.....) Jonny, can u PLEASE purchase Tony Hawk Pro Skater next?

Monday, September 02, 2002
Yesterday, after helping to wash a friends car (my non-favourite job in the whole world), we went via McDonalds drive thru. Kit Kat Mc Flurry's rock! We ordered and paid at the first window, and were then handed a plastic bag. Apparently, this in order to help(!) the environment so people do not throw trash of their cars. The plastic bag handed to us contained one serviette. I may be getting a little too worked up over a plastic bag and a serviette, or perhaps it scares me that the year is 2002 and companies are not at all environmentally aware.
PS. NOT even going to mention the polystyrene containers burgers are still served in here.....