Friday, April 30, 2010

Bulletin of the week

Socialise with young couple

My partner and i are looking for fun, active young people to hang with as we are new to brisbane.

If you were really "fun" and "active" like the people that you were wanting to meet, Luke, you wouldn't have to advertise for friends.

Just sayin...

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Happy snaps

In response to requests (Suvvy and Nathan), here are some photos of Nathy and I playing dress ups in my new motorbike gear...

How massive does my head look?! And how cool are my kung fu moves?!

Sunday, April 25, 2010


Ps. Who is leaving comments under the psuedonym "S"?

It is clearly someone I know, as they have referenced Splendour, but I have no idea who you are...

Friday, April 23, 2010

Toot toot!

Much to my mother's dismay, I GOT MY MOTORBIKE LICENCE!

A couple of weeks ago I did the two day course at Q-Ride and (eventually) passed all the competencies. I wish someone had warned me how physically taxing learning to ride a motorbike would be. Though that was compacted by the unusually hot weather all weekend.

I declined offers of Draggin jeans (lined with kevlar) and full leathers from those who doubted me and thought I would come off the bike. Actually, I did come off the bike, but it was in a rather spectacular fashion! We were practising emergency braking at around 40-50km/h, and while I did it correctly the first few times, one time I stupidly put too much pressure on the back break and locked up the rear wheel. I felt the bike going, but then went into autopilot. I somehow managed to jump off the bike as it was falling and run away! I turned around and started apologising profusely to the instructor, but he was clapping my performance and laughing, saying that my escape was brilliant.

Apart from that, everything else went well. However we only had time to go for a one-hour road ride, so I had to go back the following Friday for a four-hour road ride and to collect my certificate. To be honest, it was a little *too* easy to get my licence...

On Wednesday this week I went into Queensland Transport and got my new licence, complete with smirking photo, and yesterday I went to Morgan and Wacker and spent and entire week's wage and then some on a jacket, helmet and gloves.

There was discussion with friends over what I should buy, with a work colleague questioning the money I was spending on it all. But what price do you put on my pretty face? And what price do you put on having your gravel rash cleaned out with a nylon scrubbing brush without any anaesthetic because your cheap jacket was shredded when you were dragged along the bitumen? So, for the sake of my safety and my mother's piece of mind, I went for the good stuff.

Now MattE and I can go out this weekend and test ride bikes!

And would the person who answered the poll on the right hand side offering to buy me a bike please leave their contact details in the comments so that I can pick them up on the way?

Thursday, April 15, 2010


I'm finding this blog a little one dimensional, the communication a little one-way, and I think there needs to be more interaction.

So leave a comment, make a complaint, put in a request, vote in the new poll on the right hand side of this page, say something!

"Hello? Hello? Is anybody in there? Just nod if you can hear me? Is there anybody home?"
Comfortably Numb, Scissor Sisters

Monday, April 12, 2010

Word of the day

dishabille \dis-uh-BEEL\, noun:
1. The state of being carelessly or partially dressed.
2. Casual or lounging attire.
3. An intentionally careless or casual manner.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Bulletin of the (last) week

Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Breast Pump kit
Superior comfort and efficiency and only 3 parts for ease of use. Kit includes pump, milk storage lid, standard wide-neck bottle adaptor. Still 95% new. Kept in good condition. $50. Delivery can be arranged if picking up is a problem. I have photo's I can email or you can have a look on website.

How can something be 95% new? How can you only use 5% of it? And what 5% would that be? And who on earth would buy a second hand breast pump?

So many questions that I don't particularly want the answers to...

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Hi mum!

My dear mother doesn't know how to leave comments on here, so I shall share with you her email response to my last blog entry...

The first motorbike imjury you will receive is the belting your mother is going to give you!!!!! See I do read your blog regularly. PS I still love you

Ha ha ha!