Thursday, October 30, 2008 there a better way to dispose of trash?

That's right, a 'Hereos' themed trashcan. Awesome.

so...another laundromat experience!

I saw this sign...
...and thought "what's a soap bag and how do I change it? Have I been using the laundromat for months without performing a vital task by failing to change this fabled 'soap bag'"

I pondered this for a few moments then realized....
it was not an instruction but just information regarding available products from the vending machine! Crisis averted! Phew.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

So...I've been tagged

I was tagged by bethany so before I pass the baton on here goes...

1. I have a paralyzing fear of snakes. I don't like that they have no arms or legs but can still jump and swim. I don't trust them or their twisty, coiling, hissing nature. They're mean, creepy and unpredictable. I couldn't watch "Snakes on a Plane" and this is the best picture I could bear to post - I tried a real photograph but just couldn't do it.

2. I like patterns. Cups in my cabinet should be in height order. ColoUred cups should be arranged in single coloUr groups or in at least in a symmetrical pattern. Chairs in an auditorium must be in a tangible layout even if no one else could possibly see it - it matters. Clothes live in their designated drawers or hung in an approved order (either by coloUr or by style), on no account should socks ever be found in the underwear drawer - it would disturb the natural order of things.

3. I want to be on 'Hereos' so badly it's almost embarrassing (almost!).

4. When I shortlisted which University to attend, 5 of my 6 choices were south of London, the 6th was Newcastle upon Tyne in the opposite end of the country in the North East of England just South of the Scottish border. I put it down for no particular reason and made it my first choice because I liked the Bridge. I ended up living there for 7 years!

5. I am a registered nurse and worked in the ER (or A&E depending on the country). It was nothing like the show 'scrubs' a little like the show 'ER' but without as many attractive people. I made some great friends and a ton of great stories. I miss wearing pajamas for work.

6. I have made a rap video (and you are welcome).

7. Although it makes no sense whatsoever, my brain believes that I save money if I wait till the gas tank is as empty as possible before stopping to fill up. I have run out of gas twice through this approach, once in sight of a gas station, once 3 miles walk from one (for British readers please replace the word 'gas' with 'petrol')

So with all that said...
Allison / Andrea / Josh / Alyssa / Jaime / Ange / Stephanie's over to you guys.

Monday, October 13, 2008


Today I made yet another visit to the Laundromat. Instead of my usual hour of people watching I decided to take my laptop and watch a DVD - it was a hugely successful move!

I still witnessed a guy take his white laundry out of the machine to find it had turned a delightful powder blue - Awesome!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Everyone wants a payrise...

So, I was recently informed that the Queen has asked for a little extra spending money. This intrigued me so I dug a little deeper...

She currently receives around $80million to use for all state business, buildings vehicles, boats, crown polishers footmen, doormen, coachmen, guardsmen and othermen.

She also receives around $25million from personal title and investments that is for personal use (which would buy a lot of starbucks). Overall she is the wealthiest monarch in the World and has assests worth around $70-80billion.

In fairness she does have 4 official residences (3 palaces and a castle) plus 4 private residences (including another castle) which aren't cheap to run.

Plus, of course the upkeep, of the Crown Jewels which consists of a fair few crowns, sceptres, orbs, a chair, a couple of swords, a ton of precious stones and a spoon.

This is my favoUrite "symbolizes the domination of Christianity over the World".

It would be a larger collection had Oliver Cromwell decided not to melt half of them down when he formed the Commenwealth in 1649.

When I was a kid I was taught that you can't have new toys if you're don't even use the toys you already have. So I wonder if the Royal Family really ought to put some of their possession to good use before requesting extra allowance....

Personally I would wear a crown often, depending on which one suited my outfit, I would always carry a sceptre and would travel to church in the golden carriage.

As for the residences, well it's always nice to have a few good vacation spots!

Another Friday night...

so, Bethany and I decided to watch some tv on Friday night. When we could not find anything to watch we decided to commence a marathon catch up on Heroes which neither of us has ever seen.

A quick visit to Blockbuster (and momentary stop for cookie dough) provided us with series 1 on DVD (and yes with hindsight this was not the smartest move financially).

So far we like what we see, which is good as it's a long road ahead!!