Archive | January, 2013

Genius dating idea

30 Jan

Reading the paper this morning, I’ve stumbled across this little pot of gold.

Short story, girl over the internet dating scene and wanting to meet new people puts posters up looking for a date. All of her friends are settling down and is finding it harder to meet people.
Has been on a few dates now and has met no freaks.

Interesting…. wonder if she’ll mind if I try the same.

LOVE her confidence and bravado.

http://media.theage.com.au/news/national-news/girl-puts-up-posters-to-find-date-3980633.html

30 in the suburbs

29 Jan

Today I turn 30.  Woo.  How exciting.

Being a single gal, it’s not.  Really it’s just an excuse to have a glass of champagne (read bottle) after a quick walk along the beach. 

Not inspiring, not exciting, my neighbours won’t have any idea any nobody is coming over.  Supreme disappointment, just like it is every year.Next year I’m going to change that.

Wireless names

27 Jan

Part of the joys of travel and the modern age is being able to tap onto other people’s unsecured wireless on the trains. Not that I’ve ever done it…

But since I browse on my phone so much, it keeps looking for new networks to connect to and displays them. These are the highlights of last weeks entertaining or clever network names.

Hello:

  • cheese
  • FBI is watching
  • getyourown
  • peeptoerouter
  • toolworld
  • Thanks for making me giggle.

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    8.37pm

    25 Jan

    This is what 8.37pm on a 37 degree day looks like.

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    It may be suburbia but its damn pretty.

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    Monday morning

    21 Jan

    Such an intense sun this morning, with an eerie haze. Finally, the wind has turned and smoke from the bushfires burning hundred kilometres away has drifted our way the smell and the changes to the sky. The upside is it delivers a somewhat tragic yet beautiful view on the way to the station.

    My thoughts are with the family that did lose a loved and cherished member, along with all those directly impacted by the fires, plus those that stop their lives to fight it. I hope some small degree of normalcy returns soon.

    For those that aren’t aware, Summer in Australia typically brings intense heat and as a result bush fires. Although good for the environment, most are deliberately lit and cause loss of homes, lives, stock and spirit. Some never recover.

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    S.C.R.A.M and Seafordia

    17 Jan

    S.C.R.A.M and Seafordia

    To get serious for a second, this is my little foray into political territory for a minute, entertain me.

    This proposal by McDonalds to open a 24 hour restaurant on Nepean Highway is a topic of controversy around my little area.  I like the rest of the area, do not oppose development as a whole.  With one restaurant in Seaford already, why require a second?

    Nepean Highway is a busy road and I know they will say that they are catering to demand, but guys, there’s already a restaurant further down the road.

    My objection is environmental.

    The site is located in between the gorgeous foreshore of Seaford Beach and the Kananook Creek. I’ve read of plans to prevent damage to the beach and creeks, I’ve seen what McD has done to other regions that have one introduced.  Any environmental plan will fail because people are lazy. Simple.

    I can picture this, family parks in the already at capacity Woolworths (across the road from the site), walks across the busy Seaford Road to McD, buys a cheap (not to mention sugar laden meal – that’s a whole other topic) and wanders across to the beach.

    This beach doesn’t have bins on the sand, family eats dinner and cleans up.  Forgets to pick up a chip packet and a burger wrapper. Gets left behind, blowing along the sand; picked up by a bird, kicked by a kid, carried into the water.  Imagine this happening multiple times every day.

    Then there is the creek. I can picture the ducks swimming in a sludge of litter, paddlers in their kayaks navigating through it.  No thanks.

    This is why I don’t want McD in my neighbourhood.

    I hope Frankston council and eventually VCAT see the madness and reject the proposal.

    Finding a housemate

    15 Jan

    So, my mother will be delighted to hear that I’ve finally advertised for a housemate, after almost 3 months of dragging my heels and delaying it.

    I posted an ad on gumtree and a couple of generic flatmate finder websites, with a price that is probably too much for the room as it is, but does include all the bills.

    An explicit requirement was WORKING FULL TIME.  I don’t want you lounging on my couch using all my electricity watching Dr Phil, especially if I don’t get to do that.

    Had a couple of hits so far:

    One is the Chinese school girl, wanting to know if it’s a set price for one person or as many as she wanted, -ummm NEXT

    The second, much more promising, but has difficulty constructing full and proper sentences.  I’ll forgive it because I don’t know what device he was writing with. But promising, 30ish, moving back from WA. Family near by, going to be working locally and wants to wind surf.  Does jobs on the side for cash, doesn’t cook. Sounds alright.

    Well Stew, you may just move in sunshine.

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