There's a reason I've been having breakfast at a certain cafe recently. It's good for an early morning laugh at the many drunk and wasted people still out from their friday night and it's also good perv value. And, I've been perving on one person who works opposite the cafe where I have breakfast. I've been busted a couple of times by this person and naturally I smile and give a kind of "biker nod" then quickly look away. Well today they left their regular work post, and disappeared for about 5 minutes. Then, out of the blue, suddenly walked by me, smiled and gave me a rose and said "This is for you", smiled coyly again and then disappeared. Let's just say that sort of thing would make anybody's day. After a little bit of a crappy start to the day my day is now suitable made :)
Now I'm wondering if I should go back there next weekend for breaky? I'm such a soft touch for this sort of stuff.
Five things I wish were in my freezer:
- Vanila Drumsticks
- Party Pies.. (yes, 4 of these beauties are the breakfast of champions!)
- Never ending supply of ice cubes
- Some of mum's pumpkin soup
Five things that shouldn't be in my wardrobe:
- a really old pair of CK underwear with holes (you didn't need to know that)
- a really bad pair of polyester work pants (static city!)
- a bread machine
- the contents of the "draw of secrets" (don't ask)
- old drycleaning stubs
Five things I hate about my car:
- I don't have a car so let's go with the bike
- oh hang on, I wish it was a Monster
Five things I should throw out of my handbag/purse/briefcase/backpack:
- London Underground ticket from 3 years ago
- A dodgy phone number
- an out of date condom (yes - it's been a long long time!)
- my maxed out American Express
- old ATM receipts
Five things I don't want to admit are in my bathroom:
- A bucket
- Way too many different types of body wash (I just can't find one I like)
- the broken towel rail even though it was replaced months ago
- empty hair product containers
- my bathroom is actually very boring... can't think of #5.
is my word of the month. A halocline can be found in some caves. It's something I have wanted to view first hand for some time now. It's where two bodies of water of differing densities meet. The less denser or "fresher" of the two will sit on top of the other. This is what I experienced on the cave dive. I'm probably going to rave on about this dive for some time to come.
These pics show what diving in the cave was like. I didn't take my camera on the dive, so these are not my pictures. Notice the different colours between the two layers. In one layer erverything has a green hue and in the lower body of water everything has a blue hue.
David Attenborough has said "This is our planet's final frontier. An inner world where only the most adventurous dare to go... Beneath our feet are countless miles of caves and passages." And let me tell you, I was a little nervous. But, my excitedness was stronger than the nerves and the nerves submitted.
So, "halocline" is my favorite word because a halocline is a natural phenomena that not many people in the world would get the chance to dive through. It's something I've wanted to experience for a couple of years now.
- Bell :: School
- Abuse :: Using Comic Sans for a document!
- Relief :: Using a simple helvetica
- List :: options
- Concern :: none of mine
- Absolute :: Rasberry (My one and only duty free purchase)
- Cling :: on
- Dump :: on
- Terminate :: sadness
- Wine :: and music
And the irony of finding this one is that it was about cricket, and I know almost next to nothing about cricket. I know some field positions, but that wasn't enough to totally solve this one. I also needed to know the length of a cricket pitch. Something which we looked up on the internet "just in case" we needed it. Well, we did.
However, we didn't have as much luck at the other one we attempted in the same area. Couldn't find WP1 of a 3 WP multicache. Losers!
my last post for a few days. Why? I'm going on a short break. I'm really looking forward to this one. Will be very nice to experience my first pacific island. Anyway - I'll leave you with this doodle I did last night while surfing other peoples blogs and drinking lots of rum.
and so is the first cruise ship of the season. "The World". Sydney is one of the greatest places on the planet to experience spring. It's one reason why I love living here. Let's face it, what better place in the world to go and spend 5 minutes away from your desk.
Four jobs I've had in my life:
- Selling mens underwear
- Govt complaint handler
- PR assistant
- Graphic designer
Four movies I can watch over and over:
- The Big Blue
- The Goonies
- The Life Aquatic
- Apocalypse Now
Four places I have lived:
- Ipswich, Qld
- Broadbeach, Qld
- Sydney, NSW
- Gaythorne, Qld
Four TV shows I love to watch:
- BBC docos
- The Glass House
- Any motorbike race
Four places I have been on vacation:
Four of my favourite dishes:
- Sausages, mash, gravy and peas
- Karaage Chicken
- Lamb Korma
- Pad Thai
Four websites I visit daily:
- blogger.com (duh)
Four places I would rather be right now:
- not at work
- diving a reef
- riding my motorbike
- night walking on a beach
not. It was 4 degrees and raining... But did that stop this die hard dirt bike fan? NO! Although it should have. It was so slippery and muddy. All in all it was a fun afternoon of riding. It's the first time back on the bike for me after breaking my foot. So I took it a little easy at first. Then by the second ride I was approaching the humps with a little more confidence and trying to get a little bit of air. Unfortunately, I didn't manage to get the bike off the ground like I had hoped, so maybe next time.
should I care if I enjoy it? Should I really care about what is in it? Take Karage Udon for example... It tastes great, but do I really know "why" it does?
I know the soup has Udon Noodles and Karage Chicken in it. But, I have no idea what Udon Noodles are made of. Or why the longer you leave them in the soup the tastier they become. What is the soup made of for that matter? It tastes great, but it's different each time I get it (and that's often). I'm thinking it's some sort of chicken/beef stock soup or a strong Miso soup, not sure there.
There's seaweed in it. They used the same seaweed tonight as they wrap around the sushi, but the other times they've used some real seaweed pieces.
There's some sort of sweet beancurd thing that's like an omelet. Well, at least I think it's beancurd. It also has some dogdy crab stick... And, let's face it, WHO knows what's in one of them? It has some shalotts too. Oh, and some toasted sesame seeds.
However, our team, BMG, did well. We won two bottles of wine and a ... wait for it... a $10 credit to spend next time at the bar. It was a good night.
If you own a mac, you'll know about "stickies". Stickies were, to me, what my blog is now continuing. Stickies are the same thing, but a blog is 'published'. So, I'm thinking I'm going to add in a few old posts from my Stickies collection... On a side note: Stickies are great if you hardly ever delete them, like me... A time capsule almost.
n., pl. -mies.
Division into two usually contradictory parts or opinions.
It's taken me awhile to actually understand the concept of dochotomy. And now that I understand it, I really like it. It seems like the struggle between good and evil is a classic theme.
What's next... well September, of course. It's already shaping up to be a good month. I'm wearing short sleeve shirts. I wear shorts around home. AND I can see more challenges ahead that will test who I am and what I believe. Ultimately, isn't that what it should be about? I truly feel like I'm on a new road, not knowing where I'm going, but the rush of the wind and the beautiful scenery, as it speeds by, is undeniably important to me right now.