Wednesday, March 29, 2006
here's the drawings the girls made for me:
i haven't been able to make anything out of the last one yet but i guess its the thought that counts 8)
Sunday, March 26, 2006
PLEASE NOTE:so it did have something to do with the commonwealth games. i guess in the intrest of not confussing international visitors and other people going to events we get an extra week of longer days. of course it ended up confusing all of us people who didn't get the message that this has been changed.
Due to a change in the end date of daylight savings from 26th March to 2nd April your PC will need a patch available from Microsoft due to the Commonwealth games.
Thursday, March 23, 2006
we decided to go for a walk down to the creek this evening. we opened the front door to find ray curled up on the piece of carpet door mat we have (she does this sometimes-- our landlords live next door and don't want us to get any pets. i wonder how many times they've seen her sitting there). we gave her a cuddle and then set her down and started walking down the street. she followed us. we walked a little bit further and crossed a street. she was still following us. we walked a bit further. she was still there. by this point she'd passed where we think her house is. we walked until the street curved a bit. she was still behind us. once we went around the curve we kept checking but we couldn't see her. we walked up the creek a ways and then came down another street to loop back home. when we got back to our street we looked and ray was sitting on the footpath waiting for us near the curve in the road. we started laughing. ray looked and saw us behind her and started walking back towards us. the whole thing was a bit weird cuz first of all-- she's not our cat! second-- she's a cat, not a dog. cat's don't follow people, that's what dogs do.
it was even weirder when after we got home, we decided to walk to the shops. we walked down a side street and a funny little kitten-looking cat was looking at us from its yard. then it got up and started coming towards us. it squeezed through the front fence and started following us down the path-- this cat had never even seen us before! its people were outside and an older woman started telling us that that was 1 of 5 cats she has (it was the mother cat-- it looked like a baby). then a boy came and carried the cat back into the yard. we had another cat further up the road come out after us too. its kinda weird all these cats acting like they know us or something. i guess animals can tell good people when they see them 8)
Wednesday, March 15, 2006
this one is my favorite:
and the sign explaining it:
as far as you can see down the yarra river there's giant fish and arial view flags of every country part of the games
here's canada's fish, the atlantic cod. i'm assuming these things will be lit up tonite because they look a bit tacky now-- lights will fix that 8)they've also created a beach in the city (even though the real one is only a tram or a train ride away from here). they actually tore up half the grass on this lawn and imported sand and added beach hut props around. its a stage area at the art centre where bands play
i think its going a bit overboard when even the church has a giagantic commonwealth games banner hanging from it (obviously its there to try to cover up the scaffholding but its not doing a great job so it just looks like the church is another commonwealth games venue.
Tuesday, March 14, 2006
2 days ago i was cooking in the sun and sweating trying to sleep in a tank top. less than 12 hrs later its pouring rain and then getting cold. a day later i'm freezing (i'm actually wearing socks right now-- i've only done that a couple times in the past few months and usually cuz it was really wet out and i was wearing shoes, now i'm wearing fuzzy winter socks for warmth). it doesn't look like its getting much warmer (although the sky is getting lighter again-- it went really dark for a bit) so i think i'm just gonna bundle up in a hoodie and shoes (no flip flops for me today) and head out to get stuff done.
Monday, March 13, 2006
here's another weird graph of melbourne's weather. i'm glad we were at the beach for the one really hot day.
Thursday, March 09, 2006
Wednesday, March 08, 2006
i officially resigned from my job today. i decided on the weekend it wasn't worth doing if i wasn't really enjoying myself so i'm taking some time off, maybe do some volunteering (i've already had a friend ask me if could volunteer for her at the sustainable living foundation) and i'm thinking about volunteering at ceres and maybe making some craft stuff to sell at the saturday market there. i've only got today and tomorrow left of work cuz school holidays are the next 2 weeks so my 2 weeks notice falls over the holidays.