Who said...

romance is dead?

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.


Can anyone explain...

this icon to me? Really... what is it suposed to mean? I noticed this on the train and I'm still puzzled.

Is it some weird half headed man with a speaker thing above his head? No? Hold on, I think I get it now... Would it be a cap?


I have a new favorite...

song. And it's called "The Killing Moon" by Echo & the Bunnymen:

... followed closely by ...

"Loveblind" - Jamiroquai

Check this out...

Champion trivia players! Yes, that's a $50 bar credit. With that I'm thinking we'd be able to afford a meal and a beer. Almost.


The spiced up meme...

from JJ...
Five things I wish were in my freezer:
- Bread
- 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
- nothing
- 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- an out of date condom (yes - it's been a long long time!)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.


Monday night...

chat to johndoe.

Halocline... (updated)

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.


Unconscious Mutterings

  1. Bell :: School

  2. Abuse :: Using Comic Sans for a document!

  3. Relief :: Using a simple helvetica

  4. List :: options

  5. Concern :: none of mine

  6. Absolute :: Rasberry (My one and only duty free purchase)

  7. Cling :: on

  8. Dump :: on

  9. Terminate :: sadness

  10. Wine :: and music

And how about that...

I achieved another thing today. Yes, my first "1st to Find" Geocache. *spoilers ahead*
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!


As I lay face down on my bed in my jocks...

I'm reminded of the famous opening scene with Martin Sheen in Apocalypse Now. Why? Well, I'm wondering about that too. There are numerous similarities and some big differances. My jocks are grey and I think his were white.

I'm back...

and had a great time.
I have uploaded heaps of pics to flickr. www.flickr.com/photos/muzbot


another quick post...

I'm sooooooo excited!

This is going to be...

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.


I'm also loving this right now...


Spring is here...

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.

Ude and the big bridge...

Here's Ude's spot during the day. He's in good company... apart from those pesky scooters.


meme - Four things about me...

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:

  • Futurama
  • BBC docos
  • The Glass House
  • Any motorbike race

Four places I have been on vacation:

  • Whitsundays
  • Vancouver
  • Paris
  • London

Four of my favourite dishes:

  • Sausages, mash, gravy and peas
  • Karaage Chicken
  • Lamb Korma
  • Pad Thai

Four websites I visit daily:

  • SMH.com.au
  • netrider.net.au
  • mail.google.com
  • 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


There's something to be said for...

being single. Sometimes I just kick myself and go, "Isn't this great!" I also think "Isn't this great!" when I think about not having kids.
But the rest of the time I think about being in a relationship and having kids.

Unconscious Mutterings

  1. True love :: never dies

  2. Age :: old question

  3. Stern :: tough love

  4. Elastic :: bounce

  5. Rustic :: old

  6. Enhance :: improve

  7. Jackson :: Goin' down to

  8. Inherit :: if you're lucky

  9. Devious :: mind

  10. Scapegoat :: take the fall


Nice weekend for it...

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.


I don't know what I'm eating, but...

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.

I'm loving this right now...

kozyndan. This artwork is just AMAZING. there's more here: www.kozyndan.com

I have a new mobile...

so here's a picture from work today.



is something that I'm not very good at. So last night I assembled a crack team of experts from all over the country... Ok, so they're not experts or from all over the country. In fact just some work mates... who decided to not turn up at the last minute.

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.


I just love...

spring. The weather here in sydney has just been perfect for the past few days. Woohoo! I can put on the shorts and sit on the balcony and watch the endless stream of traffic roll past my front door enjoying an afterwork beer.


Unconscious Mutterings

  1. Wiggle :: it

  2. Face :: it

  3. Adjustable :: attitude

  4. Room :: with a view

  5. Easy :: as

  6. Store :: window

  7. Maid :: french

  8. 9 pm :: time to decide if I need to go to bed or continue on

  9. Challenge :: discovery

  10. Debt :: too much



n., pl. -es'.
- the first thing (single word) I've ever typed into Google and it returned no results. Saturday 2 Aril 2005.

I'm finding this funny right now...

I actually had a blog before I had this blog. But it wasn't a web-log.
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.

I finally understand...

di·chot·o·my (dī-kŏt'ə-mē)
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.

Thank you August...

for being a month in my life that had it all... Except a death, and I'm happy about that. August. You gave me some big challenges to face. You rewarded me for the effort I put in. You introduced me to some new people and you gave me some time to cement my friendships with some old and new friends.

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.

I was listening to...

Cheryl Crowe's voice. Wow. She has the most amazingly beautiful sound.