Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Random act of kindness

It was about this time last year that I left my previous job before quiting my last job. Being the switchboard operator / records officer it was mostly up to me to stay behind till 5pm on either a Christmas Eve or New Years Eve.

On either of these days only about 1/3 of the office staff would be in, and by 3pm only about 4 people out of a staff of 130 would be actually at their desk. One of them being me on the switchboard. It was very frustrating on these days, you went ster crazy and when you actually got a phone call at 4.40pm there was no one there to take the callers enquiry.

So today I did a random act of kindness / stupidity. I phoned my old work number to commiserate with the poor person on the switchboard. It would have been a bonus if KT had pick up, but it was another lady who I had never met before. Anyway we had a nice chat and I wished her my condolences and just to let her know I was once there doing her job and I empathised with her.

As for Pishie, he is still un-named, but I think Fennick is sounding promising, oooo; perhaps I could jazz it up and spell it like "Phennic", mmm one better check it is not a pre-existing word that has a rather unpleasant terminology........................nope, searches just come up with other surnames. I'll sleep on it for a couple of day, after all the fish wont mind ;)

Happy Holidays

Monday, December 22, 2008

Somthing Fishy

I have a new edition to my little family, yep a Siamese fighting fish also known as a Betta. He is un-named as yet, I'm still tossing up between 3 of them, Miso (more Japanese though, but as I am Auntie to another Betta called Wasabi. I just thought it was a cute name too), Fennick ( after the boxer) and Haal (a similar sounding to the Thai word for rice), as the fish originate from the rice paddies in Thailand. For the moment he is getting called Pishie until I make up my mind.

Me thinks, my fish collection could grow ;)

Gandolf has completely ignored the fish, on the other hand Sam is devising ways to eat said fish, I am sure a few reminders from me that "Un-named as yet" is off bounds will soon curb his interest.

Merry Christmas to all you.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

The Wall

Well I knew it was going to happen, I just didn't think it would happen this early.
I've hit "The Wall" Not that one the runners hit, but the "I'm board out of my skull" one. I've been spending most of my days submerged in Second Life, looking after ABC Island and attending any Building/Scripting class that is on offer.

One thing I have managed to do is recommence some cross stitch work that I started several years ago. It's a big picture so I doubt I'll get it finished this summer. That is OK, crafty people at least have to have one long term project, along with the odd one or four unfinished ones.

The weight loss is going OK, I have managed to rack up a total loss of just over 10kg from when I started. I have been able to see some difference in my face and well fitness level. Alas the tummy bulge will remain for a lot longer.

As for my love life, I would have to sum it up as the motion of banging my head against the same brick wall while sighing. Bang!; sigh; Bang!; sigh;

That's about it really, the rest is classified information.

Is it me or is this post sounding like a astrological forecast.
Aries: This week things happen sooner that you expect, but don't worry for you will be reacquainted with old projects. You weighty problems continues to diminish more slowly than you would like. As for your love life you will be sensing a sense of da'ja vou.


Sunday, December 7, 2008

The Day

What a morning I've had, frustration, amusement, panic & pleasure.

Today I had to enroll into my first set of units. So I got up early, a little to early perhaps. Someone pointed out my spelling mistake, bit of a biggy too, so that was frustrating. So while on the bus to Uni I gave myself a good talking too.

Unbeknown to me, the bus had actually terminated at Murdoch station, but I remained on the bus, (oops) Thinking that he was all alone the driver, well lets just say, used some colourful language to vent his frustrations at one can only assume another bus driver. I finally got up the nerve to ask "Hey mate, is this bus still in service?" an abrupt "no" was the answer, "Why didn't you get off with the rest of the sheep" he jeered, I calmly replied, "Oh, but I am a goat"
He dropped me off and the next stop, as I stepped off the bus I said 'I hope your day gets better mate" After what felt like a long walk I was soon back on track and arrived at the uni just in the nick of time for my appointment. See sometimes it does pay to leave the house early.

So I am officially enrolled in the course I want, I was unable to get the minor stream of Japanese language study though. (no grate loss) I am instead enrolled in some Internet based subjects dealing with communication and society including politics. I thought this line of study would be very interesting as I'm now not only blogging but as you all know hooked on virtual reality worlds. Even now I am switching between the blog and doing a spot of fishing at Eragon in Second Life. :)

All this before midday too, one can only hope that the afternoon is calm.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

New Projects

So what am I doing with myself between now and Uni?
Nothing much really ;) Staying up late talking to friends in SL mostly.

There is one project I'm currently undertaking that I would like to share with you.
I am a knitter, I like most people started off by knitting scarves, now I've graduated on to complex designs on jumpers. See pictures....

These have been knitted into the jumpers, not sewn in afterwards.
I have two others but sadly have no pictures of them, I'm kind of half way through knitting one with Dalmatians, (now that I have lost weight, I may fit into the jumper, thus incentive to pick it back up this winter)
So over the next few months or so, I'll be knitting another jumper for a friend of a friend. I am looking forward to undertaking the project. Needless to say I'll give you pictorial updates.
See you in SL