company of three, black peppermint tea

Month: January, 2010

good things come when you wave

by bezzle

there was originally a lot of stuff here, but i deleted it all because i can’t do drafts.

i know today’s sunday, but bear with me, okay?

first day of school:

– stupid extra two minutes of school in the morning.  messed up my schedule, ended up just in time for assembly.  felt guilty as first thing principal says is ‘don’t be late next week’  NOTE TO THAT PARENT WHO DROPPED OFF THEIR KID IN THE MIDDLE OF A TURN ON A ROUNDABOUT – NOT ONLY IS IT EXTREMELY LIKELY THAT IT IS ILLEGAL, BUT VERY ANNOYING FOR THE PERSON RUNNING LATE BEHIND YOU.

– i half like/dislike seeing everyone again on the first day.  it’s interesting seeing how people look different (was my tan really that obvious??) and the feeling of familiarity.  very bludgy day.

– yes!  everybody in our year 9 class in our year 10 class, but no newbies.  oh well.  sydo is now in our class!  yayayayay!

– speaking of newbies, annie (from primary school) is now at our school.

– little homework.  only got three questions for maths homework!

spotted:

– chewbie, sydo, ben and geoffrey walking to my usual bus stop.

random things i have thought of/agonised over these past few days:

– why is there a magnet stuck on the ceiling of the verandah?

– whether i should rule my margins starting at the top of the page or at the top of the lines

i guess i’m not in a paragraph sort of mood.  it’s much easier listing, to me.

why did my dad label MY CALCULATOR???? 

oh yeah, that’s right.  it’s my life.
to be honest, i’m getting sick of jokes about the students at our school, and some of them are made up by us ourselves.  they aren’t really true or funny. 

btfl#265

if it’s a monday, you’ve gotten your uniform out of the folded clothes hamper and it’s covered with dust and the dust brush happens to be missing, your mum’s old stockings work very well in lieu.

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::forty-one

by cloudier

300&65 Ampersands

::forty

by cloudier

from athy’s blog, like a melody in my head

I fear…

[x] people
[ ] the dark
[ ] being single forever
[ ] being a parent
[x] being myself in front of others
[ ] open spaces
[x] closed spaces

total: 3

[x] heights
[ ] black cats
[ ] birds
[ ] fish
[ ] ants
[ ] driving
[x] flying
[ ] flowers or other plants
[ ] being touched
[ ] fire

total: 5

[ ] dark water
[ ] the ocean
[x] failure
[ ] success
[ ] thunder/lightning
[ ] frogs/toads
[ ] my boy/girlfriends/(ex)boy/girlfriend
s dad
[ ] my boy/girlfriends/(ex)boy/girlfriend
s mom
[ ] mice/rats
[x] jumping from high places
[ ] snow
[ ] rain

total: 7

[ ] wind
[ ] cotton balls
[x] cemeteries
[ ] clowns
[ ] large crowds
[x] crossing bridges
[x] death
[x] heaven
[x] being robbed
[ ] men
[ ] women

total: 12

[x] having great responsibility
[ ] doctors, including dentists
[x] tornadoes
[x] hurricanes
[x] diseases
[x] snakes
[x] sharks
[x] shots
[ ] Friday the 13th
[ ] ghosts

total: 19

[ ] Halloween
[x] school
[ ] trains or railroads
[ ] odd numbers
[ ] even numbers
[x] being alone forever
[x] being blind
[x] being deaf
[x] growing up

total: 24

[ ] monsters under my bed
[x] creepy noises in the night
[x] bee stings
[ ] not accomplishing my dreams/goals
[ ] needles
[x] blood
[x] someone you love or care about getting hurt
[ ] love
[x] spiders

total: 29

ABSOLUTE TOTAL –

If you get more than 30 you’re paranoid.
If you get 21 to 29 you’re normal.
If you get 11 to 20 you’re pretty normal.
If you get 10 or less you’re fearless.

::thirty-nine

by cloudier

Sushi by Kyle Andrews from Real Blasty

i’m in miami beach

by bezzle

so, obviously, i’m back.  here’s my summary of gold coast/surfers paradise:

OBSERVATIONS AND TIPS FROM SURFERS PARADISE:

– one in two people look sunburnt, so if you get burnt don’t worry, you won’t stand out

– it’s the land of flip flops and revealing/semi-transparent clothing

– always have a spare roll of toilet paper with you, in case you manage to book a dodgy hotel like us that doesn’t come with toilet paper

– apply sunscreen EVERYWHERE every two hours

– don’t trust your GPS navigator

– the free tea at the driver reviver comes with free Arnott’s biscuits.  yum.

– there’s a toilet block in Kempsey that has a creepy sign advising that it is in a high crime area

– in water amusement parks such as wet n’ wild world the style for females is a bikini set and for males boardshorts that may/may not reveal a band of underwear with a brandname on it

– more people than you think have tattoos, and that may be due to the fact that:

 a) less clothing is worn at water parks

 b) there are airbrush tattoo stalls there too

– queensland time is one hour behind new south wales time right now (it took us a day to figure out that.  if our friend didn’t tell us, we probably would have gone the whole time unaware)

– please wear a shirt in public (beaches excepted) unless confident no one is going to wish otherwise

– don’t get a room on the third level as that’s where the treetops are and where mosquitoes breed

– the highest source of water loss on long distance car trips is through your bottom into the seat

BTFL #36:

if you have a fan forced oven, preheat it to a temperature 10-20oC less than the recommended conventional one.