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Miss Independence August 19, 2010

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Miss Lizzie finally has her braces off. So life can resume for her and the orthodontist can add a new room to his holiday home in Venice. Or do whatever it is he does with all my money.

I have to say it took me a few days to get used to the teeth. I haven't seen them since October 2008 and they were kind of startling at first. Almost two years in braces!! Shudder at the thought. She tells me she has forgotten how to smile. But she was looking forward to eating some KFC without having to spend the half hour afterwards picking it out of her braces.

In what turned out to be even more thrilling news she got her P's yesterday. And she's bought herself a car. She's loving it. She went for about six drives last night.

At the moment she's down at the showground. She drove there and its only about 70 metres away.

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wash your hands August 11, 2010

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I read in the local paper yesterday, that every year in the hospitals in our region, 70 people die of blood poisoning caused by staff not washing their hands.

That must be pretty disappointing. To die because some festy worker didn't wash their hands before touching your catheter or drip.

But the thing that really gets me when I read the results of these surveys is the amount of people who admit to not washing their hands. Why would you do that. I read one once about the number of workers in mall food halls who don't wash their hands after they go to the toilet before they prepare food. And I thought, why would you even say you didn't.

So it says in the paper that in 65% of cases hospital workers did wash their hands. But the prevention and control director would like to get that to 80%.

Now I know its probably just a crazy out there idea. But how about 100%.

Hospitals seem like really dangerous places.

 

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The Shit In The Bottom Drawer August 5, 2010

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Do you ever open the bottom drawer in your office and say

WTF


What do those cords and headphones get up to while I'm sleeping. How do they get so tangled, when all they do is sit there. And I have no idea what they're all for either. I'm pretty sure I've never used any of them.

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The Scales August 3, 2010

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I stepped on the scales this morning and yelled in frustration

Oh for fucks sake!!

I mean really, what does it take to lose those last 3 kilos.

Last year I lost 10 kilos but 3 of them found their way back home. Fat is like that. Its very loyal. Once you have it, it doesn't like to leave.

And its not like I sit on my arse all day doing nothing. Yesterday I ran 9 kilometres for gods sake. You'd think that'd budge a few grams. And I know I did have Domino's on Saturday but thats the first time I've had takeaway in six months and I ran 5 kilometres that morning.

So anyway I'm willing to give it away for free. Free to a loving home. It's been well cared for and as I said once you have it you'll probably have it for life.

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the pace of snails July 29, 2010

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Good lord, I could possibly be dealing with the most boring computer technician ever born. He has warned me that he could be here until 6pm. That would mean two hours. He feels the need to explain things to me several times over. I'm not really interested in them the first time let alone the third. I just want him to fix the damn thing.

In other thrilling happenings today I have been watching someone else's home movies. How boring is that! Remind me never to make someone watch my home movies. I always thought they were really funny and interesting, but now I'm sure they're not. And this one seems to be going on for ever. It must be the longest VHS tape ever produced.

A while ago we bought one of those dvd players that also has a VHS player so you can put all your favourite videos onto dvd. And I offered to do it for one of Lizzie's friends. It's torture. Screaming kiddies in the background all day long. And they tape everything. Like a complete game of basketball that their son was playing in and a complete game of netball the daughter was in. At least they don't talk in the background though. Whenever you watch one of our movies all you can hear is me raving on when I'm taping.

Our yard was invaded by snails last week. Hundreds of them. Impossible to walk to the mailbox without crunching some of them. No idea where they all went.

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abort, retry fail July 28, 2010

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Those were the three options Lizzie's laptop gave me yesterday. White letters on a black screen.

ABORT, RETRY, FAIL. I just turned it off and hoped for better luck the next time I turned it on. Sometimes computers just need a little rest. They have a bit of a tantrum but often the next time you turn them on they're back to normal.

Anyway Lizzie bought this dell laptop (because it was pink) just over a year ago and it has been an absolute piece of pink rubbish. Although I bought a dell desktop at the same time and its been fantastic.

And I must say their service centre is very good. Very helpful people. And the service guy (Daniel) comes to the house. Yes, I know him well. Most things like computers we have to buy out of town and if they break down we have to send them off in the post and don't see them again for weeks.

I asked them this morning how long they keep fixing rather than giving me a replacement and she said after three times. So yay – next time I get a replacement.

We always pay the extra for extended warranty on things like this and its always paid off. I'm pretty sure that they make things to start failing right on the day after warranty expires. So far in the last two months we've had Lizzie's computer, Lloyds computer and the PS3 all crap themselves just after warranty expired. But we had extended for all of them. Just seems that things are only made to last 12 months.

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fashion and film July 25, 2010

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Seriously?

Say it isn't true!

Because I don't want to see people walking around in these babies next summer. Because I can't see many people looking good in them. Even a super model couldn't make these horrors look good.

I can already picture the Supre window display.

I was at the video store yesterday and I saw this movie. I'm wondering if my sister Emjay has a sideline going on.

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