Oct 16 2008

Random Stuff

Published by at 1:13 am under random

Sitting here on less than five hours sleep, one 16 17 hour day following an 18 hour day. Being reminded that I hadn’t posted this month, which has to be close to a record for me.

So hey, there’s a financial crisis happening – go figure! I’m so not in touch. With anything. But the world keeps turning, even if you’re not watching.

Like when I happened to (flukishly) drive to the shops one Saturday a few weeks ago because I was out of sugar (a girl’s gotta have her coffee right?), and happened to notice a shite load of cars out the front of the local school, along with those A frame banner thingys. I thought, “hmmm, this reminds me of election day”. So I pulled up & moseyed over with my 6 year old and sure enough it was an election. For something. Local council maybe? I dutifully took every “how to vote for this person you’ve never heard of” flyer, got my name crossed off & walked to a booth.

I showed the flyers to my daughter (more interested in the process that I was) and asked her who she thought I should vote for. She looked at me somewhat perplexed and said “I don’t think it should be up to me to decide”. Damn, kid’s right. I said to her “I’m just kidding” (as I closed my eyes and picked one). Yeah, apathy personified. Do you think “I seriously had no idea there was an election” would be a valid excuse for not voting?


My parents visited the other day (or maybe week, I lose track) and my mum commented on all the cards hanging over the slats of my Venetian blinds. “Are you getting Christmas cards already?” she asked. “No mum, I replied those are from the last 2 years”. Guess I should think about taking them down, sometime.

It’s a bit like taking stuff out of your pantry that has expired more than 2 years ago recently. And hey! Did you know some body lotion has an expiry date? Yeah, I learned that one the hard way. Noticed I had a few dry spots on my leg so I applied some stuff on my legs & hopped into bed. A few minutes later my legs were stinging, so I went back into the bathroom and checked out the pump pack. Damn stuff expired in 2004. Holy cow! I’ve moved house since then & carted it with me. I guess you gather I’m not much for beauty products either.


Ah, don’t you love technology? Sometimes I lose my printer connection. It usually rights itself after I reboot, but who has time to reboot during the day, and shut down the 64 multiple tabs and applications that accumulate? So for about 3 days running my printer wouldn’t print. I got around it, but eventually I needed to print. So I figure I have to reinstall my printer – spent 10 minutes looking for the driver disk, figured I’d just download the driver, realised I’d already done that some months ago, and just before I was about to reinstall I do a cursory check of all the connections. [quote Gordon Ramsay]! The printer was turned off! Feeling rather sheepish and admitting to my “blonde moment” I told a colleague. Who also sheepishly confessed that they had in fact turned the printer off (because all the lights were flashing). D’oh.

Have you had a “blonde moment” lately?

16 responses so far

16 Responses to “Random Stuff”

  1. Kinon 16 Oct 2008 at 7:57 am

    Wonderful to hear from you!

    You are planning a day off soon aren’t you? Really?

    No blonde moments here. Well, ok, my whole life is one long blonde moment. Shhh!

    Kin’s last blog post..Drowning

  2. Scott Carpenteron 16 Oct 2008 at 8:35 am

    We recently did a clean-up of our pantry, and found a cask of white wine that expired in 2003 – I hope it wasn’t used in too many recipes since then!

  3. Bettinaon 16 Oct 2008 at 9:09 am

    I hate it when stuff expires and I don’t notice.

    You sound like you seriously need a holiday woman!

    Bettina’s last blog post..Just Read More

  4. Gemishton 16 Oct 2008 at 11:03 am

    Good to hear from you. And like the others said, you seriously sound like you need a holiday. I hope that you can take some time out soon.

    And as for the blonde moments, I have them all the time. I am perfecting the art :)

    And I am in complete denial about the expiry dates of things in the pantry so I just don’t look. I know I can’t put it off forever though. Just building up enough courage to go and check things.

    Gemisht’s last blog post..A Wonderful Weekend for A Meet-up

  5. Kelleyon 16 Oct 2008 at 11:11 am

    How excited was I to see you pop up in my feedreader!

    Blonde moment? Girl I have many blonde down to my hippocampus moments. And I am brunette.

    And I still have to install an update for Firefox, from like a month ago.

    Kelley’s last blog post..Compliment or backhanded bitch slap?

  6. decoderon 16 Oct 2008 at 3:56 pm

    That was an election!!???? I thought I was voting for who had the worst photo displayed in public!!!!

    decoder’s last blog post..3mobile Skype not actually a VoIP service, but a “callback” service.

  7. Naomion 16 Oct 2008 at 5:10 pm



    And here I was completely oblivious to having guest-posted on your blog.

    (ie, that’s me all over *lol*)

    PS. Stuff has expiry dates?

    Naomi’s last blog post..Best of YouTube

  8. Peter McCartneyon 17 Oct 2008 at 10:48 am

    Hi! Ok, this is my Blonde moment. Having used all my skin moisturiser, I went for the wife’s. I hadn’t seen it before but I was desperate. The bottle was marked “Cussons pure moisturising milk and lily – a nurturing blend to care for the hands.” Well, if it’s good for the hands it must be good for the face, right?, so I dabbed it on. I later told my wife that I had used it and that it didn’t do a good job. She then directed me to the small print at the bottom of the jar. I had used handwash! Beat that!

    Peter McCartney’s last blog post..Wayward Passion

  9. Will (notmyrealname)on 17 Oct 2008 at 4:26 pm

    ‘Do you think “I seriously had no idea there was an election” would be a valid excuse for not voting?’

    I’m really hoping so, since I only found out that there was an election on care of Twitter, 10pm the night of the election. (Yeah, really – it was a long week, and I didn’t even have any campaign leaflets stuck in my letterbox)

    – Mr Anonymous

  10. Megon 19 Oct 2008 at 12:25 am

    Hello everyone *waves* – thanks for the comments and lolz. So glad to know that it’s not just me… :)

  11. Horseon 21 Oct 2008 at 3:10 pm

    Hehe no it aint just you!!!

    Anyway… take a day off. Tsk. ;p

    Horse’s last blog post..2008 Toorak Handicap

  12. Armen Shirvanianon 22 Oct 2008 at 12:11 pm

    It is positive that you have pointed out various aspects about your recent period of time. It is entertaining how you pointed out that there is a recession occurring in a way that says that you haven’t really taken notice of it. Most have not said it in that way but I know that some would agree.

    Armen Shirvanian’s last blog post..Quality Builds On Itself

  13. Burgoon 23 Oct 2008 at 9:01 am

    Hmmm. Your legs actually started stinging? Makes you wonder what the heck is actually in those moisturisers… I mean, even if it was 4 years expired, it’s still kinda troubling.

    Burgo’s last blog post..So I’m back…

  14. riveradjron 24 Oct 2008 at 7:30 am

    looking for a hat that is actually on my head…

    riveradjr’s last blog post..Turkey nicknames

  15. Kim Aceon 29 Oct 2008 at 8:49 pm

    I am sure you are not the only one having blonde moment in technology stuff. That is normal, and you will learn from that, so don’t worry. That’s the way it goes with technology.

    Kim Ace’s last blog post..Making an Impact with Your Web Design

  16. Nicole Priceon 03 Nov 2008 at 1:39 pm

    Technology and my blond moments go hand in hand; I have had so many that I cannot really single out any one :)

    Nicole Price’s last blog post..Green Tax Breaks