Thursday, October 23, 2008

Tidal Wave of Piccies

Well, when I say tidal wave, it will seem like it took me hours and like i gathered thousands of pics. In reality, I will probably only end up with 5.

Ah vell.

They vill be five good ones. :)

Some pencils by Yours Truly :)

And a floating hibiscis by the same!

you'd have to see it to believe it, eh?, Doc Tony?

A really rad pic by vaneska~tHOmz!

Cute Paris piccy from Payuta Louro!

Retro Chair-O-Plane fun from manganite!

Oh I love fisheye lenses!! Thank you toA.aFoudry!

My sort of Jack-O-Lantern!! Thanks jpghouse!

This is a-freaking-mazing!! You rock Sweetz_eyez!

I was looking for a rad guitar pic, but just couldn't go past this! Ta, Jordan Kiley!

YAY! More than five! YAY!!


Tomorrow's Friday.



Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Things To Do Before I'm 21

Thanks to jeffelix69.

I was randomly trawling the Internet (as you do when you're bored and on holiday) and I came across a few sites with little 'Things to do before you turn 21/18/etc.'
So I thought I'd put them on here, and see just how many things I have to accomplish over 5 years.

Wish me luck! :)

This one was found on the website.

1. Take a road trip.
Nope, still gotta do this. I have to get my licence first...going for my Ls next Tuesday!!

2. Learn to play a musical instrument.
Yep. Achieved by a mile... guitar, bass, drums, piano, trumpet, etc.

3. Go skinny-dipping!
Did this when I was a kid, but that doesn't count, right? Hmm, well I DO live near the beach now...

4. Save $1,000.
Oh man, I'm so far off this one...

5. Know your grandparents.
Done, done, done.

6. Buy a lottery ticket.
soon as I'm 18... until then...

7. Win an award.
Been there, done that. Many-a-time. But I'm modest :)

8. Say "I love you."
Check. Done.

9. Learn to drive a stick shift.
Manual in Aussie terms. Well, I'm getting my ls next week (fingers crossed!!)

10. Milk a cow.
How random. Done.

11. Forgive someone.
I try not to hold grudges anyway. So, done.

12. Have your fortune told.
Good idea. I should do this sometime.

13. Go to a drive-in.
Drive in movie I assume? Hell yes I wanna do this!! Retro much!?

14. Do your own laundry.
I would be naked if I didn't.

15. Ride a horse.
Done. Yay for me!

16. Donate your formal dresses.
I think I'll wear them first.

17. See the ocean.
I live near it. Taste the ocean lol

18. Waitress at least once.
Done this one too. The first time was at a year 12 formal. It was actually pretty bad. One of my mates managed to spill a raspberry mocktail, and it manage to splat a bit on one poor girl's back. Whoops.

19. See one thing that is "the world's largest."
Done. Several times. The Big Banana, The Big Pineapple, The Big Merino, The Big Prawn, The Big Trout... etc etc.

20. Leave the country.
Sooo gotta do. I wanna go to England.

21. Learn how to love your body.
Work in progress, I think.

VERDICT: I have done 12 out of 21 things I should do.

And from we have 18 things to do before you turn 18.

1. Ride the world's biggest roller coaster. Dare to keep your eyes open and hands in the air for the whole ride. Hmm good idea. I should really do that!! I love roller coasters!

2. Bungee jump. Scared? At 700ft, the Bloukran's river bridge in South Africa is the biggest. Hell yes, i wanna do this too!

3. Score the winning goal/basket. Remind all your friends at every given opportunity. I'm the goalie. I save the winning goals.

4. Win an award, trophy or prize. Write that acceptance speech and thank the world. Done. But I haven't given a thank you speech.

5. Learn to play an instrument. No air guitar Wow. They really DO want us to learn eh?

6. Go backstage at a gig. It'll be something you'll boast about for years to come. Hmm, might go to a gig first. Joking. I just haven't been backstage.

7. Meet your idol. Being a celebrity stalker might not go down well. I met Kevin Rudd. That count?

8. Play a part in your favorite TV show. Be an extra and learn to speak without talking. Dude, we're meant to do this all before we're 18? Come off it.

9. Meet someone with your own name. With a world population of 6 billion, it should be easy. Especially if you're name's John Smith.

10. Make a discovery. Whatever the discovery, make sure it's named after you. Again i say-before we're 18?!

11. Get away with the perfect practical joke. Be careful of retaliation; it could end in tears. Oh, I love it!

12. Own a pointless collection. One person's junk is another person's prized possession. My whole room is full of it. Brilliant!

13. Invent a word that makes it into the dictionary. Make it a part of your crew's lingo. It made it into urban dictionary. That's enough, right?

14. Conquer your biggest fear. If you're too scared, try hypnotism. I have no fear. I am the greatest!! What IS my biggest fear?

15. Raise money for charity. Get some exercise by signing up for a charity road race. Ah, the old Good Samaritan act. Been there, done that.

16. Pass your driving test the first time. Go straight to the next task. Oh, believe me, I will. I hope. Next week!! ARGH!

17. Complete a road trip coast to coast. Route 66 originally ran from Chicago to Santa Monica. Yeah, well, I'm in Australia. My coastal road trip was moving up here from southern NSW.

18. Reach 18 years of age. Embrace old age. Hey, the arthritis is bad enough at 16.

"Man who stand on toilet high on pot."


Monday, September 29, 2008

How to Move On in 4 Easy Steps

Thanks Edward Dullard!!

Let's face it. We've all had something bad happen to us. Whether it's a bad break up, the death of a loved one, or something between.

But we all need to get back on our feet, wave the crash remains goodbye, and stumble our way into bigger and better things in life. IT'S NOT THE END OF THE WORLD. It seems like it is at the time. Trust me, I've been there.

But how can you pick our self up from this seemingly life destroying bump and move on?

First, admit that it happened. You can't fix a leaky tap if it isn't leaking, right? Denying that the event happening is just going to make it even worse when it come to the crunch time.

Second, allow yourself to grieve. There is absolutely no law anywhere that states you cannot cry. Allow yourself time to cry, scream, laugh, jump around the house, run, or whatever else is it when you grieve. Allow yourself to be angry.
I find that setting a time frame to grieve helps. Don't let yourself be upset for more than, say, a week. Let all your emotions out. Drain the tank. Then move onto

step three. Acknowledge that it was just another test in your life, that it has made you stronger as a person. Learn from it. Don't look back on it as a bad thing, look back at it as a lesson. I like to think 'Well, look at that, life. You just rolled this huge-arse bowling ball down my life-lane, hoping to get a strike. Well, sucked in. I'm stronger then you think.' Pick up that boulder of a ball, and send it rolling home.

Fourth and finally, don't hate. Do not hate. Don't hate yourself or others, because hate is just going to keep reminding you of the why you hate them, and remind you of the event.

Good luck.

Remember; it isn't your fault. Whatever doesn't kill you can only make you stronger.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Pinboard #2

Thanks to Canis Major.

Come for a looksey at the pinboard...

♥ I found this really cool site called Muxtape. Basically you upload MP3s and make little retro mix tapes for mates. Whoo!

This" is a cartoon I find funny, cause I'm barely starting to do half the things. Oh boy.

♥ Have a look at Eye Catchy Pics. There's some really good ones there. I especially like this one. The baby drink time ones are a bit bad, specially the ciggie one. Ugh.

♥ These paper sculptures are amazing. Seriously. You just have to look. Also, check out Jen Stark's range. Beautiful.

Aaand that should just about do it.

Sweeeeeet Caroline...

Turn of the season and all...

Thanks to Joe Pineapples, who has cool a cool name.

Summer is coming!! Or winter for the northern kiddies. So here's a few favourite things from summer...

♥ Staying out until ungodly hours of the night without freezing your bot bot off

♥ It's light til about 9pm!

♥ Long days at the beach without a care in the world

♥ Outdoor movie theatres (especially DIY ones with all the doonas, pillows and blankets in the house piled up on the lawn, and dragging the TV out as far as it can come before the power plug comes out)

♥ Music festivals.

♥ Summer just has this vibe about it. I mean, it's summer!

♥ The smell.

♥ Extra long holidays!

♥ Meeting new people on an otherwise lame family holiday to some random caravan park

♥ Boys.

♥ Topless boys.

♥ Walking around with a towel on is perfectly normal...

♥ are bare feet covered with sand.

♥ Walking around with a bunch of mates doing absolutely nothing and loving every moment of it.

♥ Being brown, despite health authority warnings. Whoops.

♥ 'Summer days, drifting away, but oh, those summer nights...'

♥ Sitting inside with the air con on, whilst everything outside is practically evaporating.

♥ It's summer. 'Nuff said.

But then, there's also that forgotten season, winter. (Sorry, what?)

♥ Sitting in front of the fire with a hot chocolate whilst everything else outside is frozen

♥ Rugging up with so many layers of clothing that you resemble an abominable snowman and can barely walk. But at least you're warm.

♥ Hoodies.

♥ Walking around in a close-knit group trying to steal each others body heat.

♥ Boys.

♥ Warm boys.

♥ Not having to shave your legs because they remain in hibernation for 3 months.

♥ Falling asleep on the lounge with a heap of blankets and pillows around you.

♥ Pillow pools! I used to call them nests when i was little. Basically getting every pillow, blanket, doona and anything else squashy and warm and building
a 'nest'. Then curling up with either a good book or movie.

♥ Being sick sucks. But the feeling when you're home from school/work and fall asleep in the middle of the day rocks. Especially when you hadn't had any sleep the night before.

♥ Demazin. Yummy yummy yummy.

♥ Chai lattes in front of the fire at the Lott. Yummmmmmmmy.

♥ Snowmen. When it actually snows.

♥ Snow. When it actually snows.

♥ Photo shoots in the snow. When it actually snows.

♥ Being snowed in. When it actually snows.

♥ It's soccer season!!

♥ No one cares what you look like when you're trying to stay warm.

There's always been that fight over which is better. Summer? Or winter? I can't decide. In winter I say summer, in summer I say winter.

What do you think?

B-doonk Tsch!

Friday, September 5, 2008

It's been a while...

Many thanks toRobin papa!

A week, actually.

It's been hectic with school and assignments.

I took a mechanical baby the other day-Monday and Tuesday night... Nightmare!! I ended up getting 95%, which was pretty cool.

I absolutely bucketed down today. And I had to walk to school. I walk across the oval. It was insanely wet! I was tempted to get a body board, I tell you.

Here's a poem I wrote the other night. Our cat's been missing 3 weeks today :(

Its called SAM, as that's our cats name.

Silent night, starry night,
Full, round, beaming moon.
Show, tell, reveal,
your secrets to me soon.

Show a black streak,
racing across the night,
Quick, fast agile,
racing to the light.

Show me a planet,
circling the sky,
Round, bright,perfect,
it doesn't even try

And show me your heart,
beating openly,
pure, clean, even,
hidden deeply

But do not show the pain,
the suffering of most.
Pain, hate, anguish,
haunts like a ghost

Silent night, starry night,
full, round, beaming moon.
Show, tell, reveal,
your secrets to me soon.

Not one of my best, but it's alright I 'spose.

Hope its all going swimmingly in your river.


Thursday, August 28, 2008

It's raining men...

Lovely lightning thanks to encouragement :)

Whoo... Its raining outside. Which is actually quiet nice, as I'm inside watching it cascade down the windows. I hope it storms tonight. Storms are sooo rad!!

How good is lightning? Its so amazing to watch, and it's never the same. It's also so great as its so dangerous, but yet so beautiful. A bit like some animals. Like the anenome. That thing is so rad!
And the box jelly fish. It has the best life ever!! Flaoting around until something swims into its domain then, BAM, you're gone.
And those bugs that are so bright, when their whole purpose is to tell you to stay away, you always want to get that little bit closer.

Bugs like this little fella

Thats all for today.


Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Cute Words *squeeze*

Thanks to snippy.snippy.crap.kristine for this uber-cute candy mosaic! I could eat it all up!

There's some words that just sound so cute. They feel warm and fuzzy. They're fun to say. They make you happy. They prove that although English may be a horrible subject, there's also a bright side.

Some cute words*:
♥ bellybutton fluff
♥ bubble
♥ squishy
♥ cupcake
♥ raspberry
♥ squelch
♥ foofy
♥ fuzzle
♥ ruffle
♥ titular

*some of these may of may not be made up :)

Do you feel the happy waves coming already?

And remember, when you feel sad, keep in mind that rubber duckies smile through anything and everything. They see lots of people naked and keep smiling :P You should too! :) (the smiling, not the seeing lots of people naked ;) )

Quack quack!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Pinboard #1

Thanks Incendios!

Here's a few sites on my 'Most Hit' List at the moment:

Word clouds!-This is really, really cool!! Just type in some text, and it come out with a cloudy collage of words. It's really nice. My background before the one of my cat (who is now missing :( ) was the lyrics from Glycerine, by Bush, arranged in a colourful cloud. is really really nice! She inspired me to create my own blog. A really really good site!

Flickr-yes, it's a photo storage site, but its also a treasure trove for amazing photos. And better still, you don't even need to be a member!

Cyanide and Happiness-Oh my god, these cartoons are sooo cute!! I especially love this one. How cool are they!?

Dumb Little Man-who isn't dumb at all. This one is pretty good, for obvious reasons ;)

And here are some really interesting sites:

Heat sensitive paint-wow, this is really cool. Its pretty amazing, actually.

Cake wrecks-ahaha, these are so funny/cute/disastrous!

Have fun, kiddies!!

A dirty little town on the Thames is calling you away...

Thanks Akcjia / Katarina 2353!!

Oh my god. Watching the closing ceremony last night of the Olympics my love for this city was just revived. City being London. So, yeah, I've never been there, but if I could live anywhere, it would be there. It's way nice. Nice to see Becks was there :)

And on the topic of Olympics... Michael Mitcham!! You bloody legend!! He is freaking rad. For anyone who doesn't know (ie, you live under a rock or aren't Australian), he was on his last dive, trailing 108 points to China. So he stood there, no hope of winning gold (he was in the silver position) and he pulled out an amazing 112.6 point dive! 4 10s and 3 9.5s. It was amazing!! He broke China's almost definite run of 8 out of 8 diving gold medals.

Congratulations to all our athletes. You did us all proud. Unfortunately, now we have to watch lame-o TV shows as the network has no more sport to show. Thanks...

Aussie aussie aussie!!


Saturday, August 23, 2008


A big thanks to clickr_clickr!!

I'm really annoyed right now. I had a huge post full of pictures ready to post, but my computer went whack and managed to delete all the info that I'd collected over 3 hours, in between doing other things. Damn.

So instead, I'll just post this really really nice photo I found. I love it!!

Anyway, off to do the portfolio that I've been procrastinating against for so long!


Some really nice photos

YAY!! I managed to find the post with my nice pics on it! YAY!

I still think I managed to delete half the photos, but here's some of em. WHOO!


Beach huts down in Melbourne. Beautiful! Thanks tengtan!

A cute retro cupcake. I'm feeling hungry now!! Thanks Kylie Lambert!

Wow, do these look ultra-good or what?! Thanks Varf!

This photo is amazing. Seriously. Thanks clickr_clickr!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Death Cab For Cutie

Thanks to shilkpatel!

This has gotta be my fave band at the moment. They're an indie band that's been around for a while. Their lyrics are amazing, and their use of guitar, bass and drums with some added touches (like the beatbox in Photobooth) is beautiful.

To me, the songs are almost like reminiscing about the summer. How's this for brilliant lyrics?
"...I remember when the days were long,
and the nights when the living room was on the lawn.
Constant quarreling and childish fits,
and our clothes in a pile on the ottoman.
all the slander and double speak
were only foolish attempts to show you did not mean
anything but the blatant proof was your lips touch mine in the photobooth..."

lyrics from Photobooth.

Doesn't it just make you think about summer love? ('oh wella wella wella AH', and cue Grease dance)

A seriously good band. If you haven't heard them, you really should.

You can check out the Myspace here


Monday, August 18, 2008

Sick today... :(

Thanks toPip_Wilson for this image :)

A day alone with a cold-y flu thing I got from Mum. Thanks mum. Here's a piece of creative writing I did late last year. It was actually the first piece of creative writing I did. I was pretty happy with it.

Our stimulus was 'Sense of Place.' Here's where I took it:

She whispers in my ears. A constant dull thudding, always calling me. Always there. Her deep blue eyes bore into mine, everywhere I look. I can feel the scraping along my feet. My legs. The cool, calming rush upon my toes. But she runs away. Just as she has done for the past million years. Leaving nothing but a white trail to show her path, before coming up to erase it yet again. Treading the path shown to her by her forefathers, who live for such a short time. I take a step. Feel her embrace clamping around my ankles. The dull throbbing as she ebbs around me.





Rising, only to fall, disappearing as fast as she came. Leaving a mere imprint of smoke upon my legs. The smell out salt reaches my nose. The sea breeze has finally blown in. To blow away the pain.

Breathe deep.

Bend down.

Blasted by the untame blue monster. The bitter-sweet taste is fresh in my mouth. That taste of all the sea-life, the taste of salty sands, sure upon my tongue. My teeth. As yet again she breathes,





Rising up, only to fall yet again. She is silent for a moment. Only a moment. But she makes up for the stillness will a breath. Louder. Bigger. Better. My knees are wet now. The cool breeze makes the wetness on my body turn icy. Stepping out, picking up my soft towel, wrapping the warm comfort about me. Stepping onto the rough, untidy sands. Ripping under my skin. But I will return.

Hope you likey.

PS. Feel free to Myspace me

Sunday, August 17, 2008

First Post! *blows out candle*

Ooh first post!! YAY!! I'm pumped for what this could be. Hopefully I give you something entertaining to read over time. HOPEFULLY.

I wil try to update this as much as possible. It may be a bit hard with school and sport, but I'll do my best.

I apologise in advance for any bad spelling errors. My computer can be a bit hows-ya-father at times.

And sorry if any of the images I use here are actually yours. I don't mean to use them for my personal gain. if you want me to remove them, I will.

Ending on a positive note, I hope you like what this is turning out to be :)