28 March 2007

I've moved...

New home of 123 Blog Myself

Sorry, but I had to do something before I kick my poor defenseless laptop off the desk in frustration...

Please feel free to visit me - hope to see you soon!



Something is broken...

I have been trying for the better part of two days to post...
Also I can't post comments on other blogger-blogs...

And while I attempt to use this as a cry for help - might I add:
Dear Blogger people,
Your "next blog" button is as random as a hired hit-man. It hits the same four blog almost continously, only alternating now and then between that and a number of blogs about golf, sex and religion.


25 March 2007

Spending too much time indoors?

I am very happy to report that my flu has kicked the bucket! So back to normal craziness here, and not a moment too soon I think.

You may or may not know (probably may not since I am only writing about it now), that my reading lamp had to be retired about a week or so ago. It was acting funny for a couple of weeks already by flickering on and off at the strangest times and with no apparent provocation, so it was not that big a surprise when it started smoking and threatening to burst into flames. It was disappointing, and inconvenient (and smelly), but not surprising.

My mom was kind enough to buy us each a new lamp this week because her lamp has also started flickering ominously recently. (Thanks Mom!)

My new lamp is absolutely amazing – I love it! It has a cool blue shade visor thingy that can be moved round so that the light shines on what you want to see without blinding you in the process. It has brought to my life both light and inspiration! *pats the good lamp on the shoulder – err I mean adjustable fitting*

Inspiration you might ask? Well, it’s almost like lying flat on your back looking up at the sky and trying to see different shapes in the clouds. At this point you probably think I should go back to the doctor and get something for my hallucinations? Have a look and decide for yourself (You might have to click on the images to open them big so you can see the corner comparisons that I added).

The Locust Lamp

The Eyeball Lamp

The Droid Lamp (This is my favourite)

The Spidy Lamp

The Jet-plane Lamp

The Rocket Lamp

The Puppy Lamp

See what I mean? This might be a clear sign that I am spending too much time at my desk. *Note to self: spend some time OUTSIDE looking at some real clouds!* Or maybe I should spend more time looking at my textbooks and less time at my lamp?

Anyway you may have noticed that I’ve taken down the sign that said “Updates on Sunday”, because I plan to update a bit more frequently now. I will still post my quotes of the week on Sundays and I’ll try to do the Weekly Update ones on Sundays too.

I hope you all have a fantastic week! One week to go till April Fool’s Day…(just a thought).

Ta-dah! More quotes...

Don't worry about people stealing an idea. If it's original, you will have to ram it down their throats. - Howard Aiken (Quotationpage.com)

I will live this day as if it is my last. And if it is not, I shall fall to my knees and give thanks. – Og Mandino (The Greatest Salesman in the World)

As we look deeply within, we understand our perfect balance. There is no fear of the cycle of birth, life and death. For when you stand in the present moment, you are timeless. - Rodney Yee (Erno)

Be the change that you want to see in the world. - Mohandas Gandhi (Adam)

Every man is wise when attacked by a mad dog; fewer when pursued by a mad woman; only the wisest survive when attacked by a mad notion. - Robertson Davies (Quotationspage.com)

23 March 2007

Where there's smoke there's fire...right?

I finally caved and went to see the doctor yesterday. My doctor was so busy that I had to see one of his side kicks (dear side kick I was not really blown away by your expertise - it was probably a once off event).

Initially I phoned for an apointment:

Voice, "Medicross, Albert speaking how may I help you?"

Me, " I'd like to make an appointment to see doctor Trevor".
Albert, "Sorry he's fully booked till half past six".
Me,"Okay, well can I have the one after that then?"
Albert, "No, sorry we don't make any appointments for him for later than half past six."
Me, "Looks like he's becoming too popular, maybe I should go somewhere else?"
Albert, "NOOOO!!! Your doctor is like your husband...you can't just leave them!"
Me, "So if we brake up do I get half back?"
Albert...chuckles, "Uhm...no...probably not."
Me, "Who else is good there?"

Albert wisely decides not to pick a favourite and tells me to come in and see the first available doctor...this actually took less time than I thought due to the fact that flu season is not in full swing yet and there are almost 30 doctors there.

I end up seeing a woman doctor there. When I told her I wasn't even aware that they had any she got very huffy with me and gave me an injection on the but. Apparently she started two weeks after Dr.Trevor seven years ago...well your bedside manner needs a bit of tweaking no wonder you're always available!

Anyway, with that behind me (pun intended) - I decided to take it easy and get an early-ish night. Only to wake up at 3:30AM because the power went off and my brother's celing fan makes a thumping noise when slowing down. Also I'm not sure if this is a side effect of my medication but I woke up and I was sure I could smell plastic burning...eeeeeeuw! At first I thought maybe someone was burning something outside my window to drug me so they could steal my laptop (this is not really as irrational as it may sound), but when I peeped outside there was no one there. Eventually I actually got up and randomly unplugged stuff allover the house just in case...I did not sleep easy after that because I was convinced of our imminent DOOM stuck in a death trap fire hazard or something.

But now I know better...my throat is burning like a house on fire and I smell burnt platic everywhere I go, but no one else does (lucky them - I mean have you smelt burnt plastic?!). I'm pretty sure my throat is not actually made of plastic, so I don't know what's going on?

Hope everything goes back to normal soon...looks like it's going to be a weekend of quality time with Tigger, DVDs and honeyed herbal teas.

20 March 2007


Needed: Someone to administer chicken soup and sympathy...
On second thought - I don't really need sympathy cause I feel sorry enough for myself.
Seems to be alot of this going around at the moment...if I figure out who gave it to me revenge will be mine!