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Friday, April 21, 2006
Back Up The Moving Truck...
.. cos we're going places!!

I was alerted to some critical failures in Blogger's policing of their posting restriction policy by my dear friend Peri and it has made me reconsider my tenancy here.

For now, I'm moving to WordPress until I hear news to the contrary. Beanbags, coffee urn and scintillating chat can be found (well, two outta three anyway) at that address.

Thanks for stopping by, and I'll see you at the new place!
Thursday, April 20, 2006
All I Needed To Know In Life, I Learned From Shopping...
Get it now. Tomorrow it might be gone.
If it's on sale, you need it.
Never ask your mother her opinion.
You can always take it back.
You'll grow into it.
By the time you need it, you'll lose ten pounds.
Never believe anyone who says, "It's really you. If they're working
on commission, they're lying.
Know when to yell "Charge"
So many malls, so little time.
If you put it on your credit card, it's not really spending money.
Always try to spend someone else's money first.
There no such thing as compulsive shopping, just enthusiastic
Shopping is patriotic. It's good for the economy.
If you've still got checks, there must be money in the account.
You can always get more credit.
If you want it, you deserve it.
Wednesday, April 19, 2006
When Mailboxes Explode
Coming this week to a station with nothing better to add to their programming lineup.. what we found in Kaf's mailbox today.

1. One payslip. The money's gone already, because payday was a week ago, but that's beside the point.
2. The Christchurch Star (free newspaper.. comes out a couple of times a week.)
3. K*Mart's "sale of the week" mailer
4. Bunnings Warehouse mailer (DIY & building/gardening/maintenance stuffs)
5. Noel Leeming mailer (whiteware, electronics)
6. Domino's coupons (pay extra for our Puffection pastry crust!! WTH?)
7. Powerstore mailer (more whiteware n electronic stuffs)
8. Bestbuys mailer (contains advertising for 15 different shops/services.. )
9. Farmers' mailer (department store)
10. The Christchurch Mail (community newspaper - once again, free, comes out once a week)
There's also a Pizza Hutt coupon book, and a Westfield Mall competition entry* near the pile, but I'm pretty sure that they arrived sometime over the weekend.

*shakes head* I thought we were trying to save and sustain the forests.. not shove them in people's mailboxes.

*all I have to do is spend $10 or more to go into a draw to win $5,000! Entries drawn weekly! Also, I could NOT spend $10+ and save that much. If I do that 500 times, I'll get my money back!
Sunday, April 16, 2006
Quizzy Tag
I got the following email from my sister.. it's one of those meme-type emails.. so I sent it back to her, then decided rather than filling up the inbox of everyone I know, I'll post it here instead... so you can all enjoy this.. answer if you wish, ignore it if you'rather.. but for your edu-tainment....

You've been tagged. so here it goes...delete my answers, replace with your own and send it back to me and on to other friends!

Four jobs you have had in your life:
1. Call centre assistant
2. Secretary/receptionist
3. Market Researcher (Yes, I know everyone hates me!)
4. Nanny

Four movies you would watch over and over:
1. Casablanca
2. When Harry Met Sally
3. Goodbye Pork Pie
4. The Princess Bride

Four places you have lived:
1. Christchurch (several different parts.. but just the one city)
2 Wellington

Four TV shows you love to watch:
1. House
2. Boston Legal
3. My Name Is Earl
4. Any of the 70s & early 80s Brit-com (I couldn't pick one!)

Four Places you have been on Vacation:
1. Hanmer Springs
2. Sydney
3. Brisbane
4. Wellington

Four websites you visit daily:
1. Dave Barry's Blog
2. My friends' blogs (not all of them every day, but regularly!)
3. Crow's Nest (& other worldx boards)
4. Stuff (news website)

Four of my favorite foods:
1. Italian
2. Greek
3. Pumpkin (just about anyway you can make it)
4. Mum's Fudge Pudding

Four places I would rather be right now:
1. Italy
2. Greece
3. New Orleans
4. George Clooney's lap

Four friends I am tagging that I think will respond.....
1. I'm gonna post this online.. easier than figuring out who to send it to..

Four Places you'd love to visit:
1. Italy
2. Greece
3. New Orleans.. and then from there on to the rest of the US
4. (hahaha I'm not gonna say GC's lap.. I want to stay there!) The UK.. just once..

Four foods you don't like:
1. Asparagus
2. Mushrooms
3. Brussels sprouts
4. Seafood (well, I can't eat it without getting ill.. does that count?)
Saturday, April 15, 2006
In Case You Were Worried..
I am now blatantly ripping off a feature of Bismuth's blog. I have a Terror Alert Status Bar on my blog.. >>> over there. If you're interested, you can find the code for it here or just click on the bar and it will take you to the website.
Good News.. Bad News
The good news first.. comments are back, as is the weather pixie and the stat counter (or they will be any moment now..)

Bad news.. I still can't get pretty blog pictures.. just standard templates, because when I try to change one thing, something else doesn't work. Then I fix that and there's something else. I think I'm broken.
I may be going to Hell for this..
.. but I'm takin' you all with me.. I'm gonna need the company...

Here's the joke. Now that I've hyped it, I hope it lives up to expectations.

Q: What did the deaf, dumb, blind boy get for Christmas?


(Keep going..)

A: Leukemia.
Thursday, April 13, 2006
*Bangs Head Repeatedly On Keyboard*
I now have "QWERTY" stamped in reverse on my forehead.

I now have a pretty header, but I don't think this will allow you to comment.. nor will it show my archives. I'm keeping on keeping on, though, because I firmly believe in masochism (in a non-sexual sense)
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
This is not going well. It won't post the background picture (I do however, get photobucket links all over the show) and my stat counter doesn't work if the HTML isn't in the template. Therefore, I look like I have no friends. I'm so lucky I know that's not true..

Bck to the books.. I'll get this eventually!