Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
What were you doing ten years ago?
just finished my 2nd year of university and spent the first 2-4 weeks of summer being homeless (it did result in a trip down the oregon coast with some friends though) before i found out my camp that i'd worked at for ages had found a job for me (after i'd applied really late) and they wanted me to come work on advance crew in the weeks before summer started so i had a home and a job (although almost no pay) for the rest of the summer
What are 5 things on your to-do list today?
start organizing things to take to queensland (otherwise i'll forget stuff)
pay the visa bill
email a couple people
book some queensland accommodation
finish my bee for the wall hanging for work's auction dinner
What snacks do you enjoy?
rice crackers and dips
Things that you would do if you were a billionaire?
buy a house with a big yard
get fnb a new van for food servings and pick-ups (and probably some other much needed stuff)
give a fair bit to various charities and our families
quit work and travel more
Three of your bad habits?
creating large messes (and then procrastinating the cleaning of the large mess)
Five places you have lived?
Five jobs you’ve had?
outdoor education instructor
How did you name your blog?
my husband came up with it-- i said i wanted something with the word 'random' in it
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
i looked and he was holding a banana with a mushed black top to it and he was bending it back and forth unsuccessfully trying to open it. i laughed at him. then i took the banana to the kitchen and cut the top few centimetres off with a knife. he looked confused when i handed him back his topless banana with a little peel i'd started for him on the side. now it worked though.
Monday, June 16, 2008
i made some vegan raspberry ice cream then made an oreo cookie crumb crust (oreo cookie crumbs are also vegan). unfortunately i don't have a cake pan and my pie plate was way to small so i used a casserole dish.
then i made a raspberry sauce (just frozen raspberries, sugar and hot water in the food processor) and made vegan raspberry berry!
i actually can't remember what the real raspberry berry tastes like (it's been probably 7 or 8 years and i think the last time i was there they had taken it off the menu?) but this one was soooooo good (and zac could eat it too so even better than the real one)
how cute is that face?:
my big accomplishment for the past couple weeks:
1000 piece puzzle of mostly white and brown shades made even harder because some pieces were VERY similar shapes to others and because they were the same colours i had to match tiny detail and try the similar pieces in the spot to see which fell into the spot slightly better (the right piece would usually slip in nicely on its own while the wrong one(s) would take a slight amount of pressure to make them fit in).
Friday, June 13, 2008
being cuddly (she was sandwiched in between us until i got up to take the photo-- she thinks she's chihuahua sized)
i wanted to get a picture of that white gum tree in the background. it looked like it was glowing against the dark sky. unfortunately there is no way to get a good picture of it from our yard (unless i climbed on top of the hills hoist but i think the neighbours would be worried if i was up there photographing things):
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Sunday, June 08, 2008
sad wombat. the flies wouldn't leave her alone. all she wanted to do was have a nap in the sun.
more sad dog.
Saturday, June 07, 2008
Sunday, June 01, 2008
this little guy was hiding in the backyard yesterday. i ended up picking up his home (an old tarp laying on the pavement) and he went running. i'm pretty sure he's a huntsman spider. he was pretty little for a huntsman though (his body was only about 2 cm) but he could be still growing. unfortunately i couldn't get him to stand on an off white cloth we had outside (he'd run across it but wouldn't stay on it-- i think he knows where he camouflages better). huntsman spiders are one of the few spiders around here that aren't really poisonous (just minor swelling and a bit of pain). there are some HUGE ones (especially out in the country) but the city ones are relatively small and harmless