October 28, 2004
on your marks...

So after an absolutely stellar shopping fix (heaven) in which I scored $929 worth of suits, shirts and skirts from the Table 8 and Portmans outlet stores for only $419, I feel I am ready to embark on my next challenge as Communications Manager this morning.

I mean, yanno. It was necessary. Dressing the part is half the battle.

posted by goldie @ 08:37 AM : comments(18) : view »
October 25, 2004
Yeah baby!

I GOT IT! I actually got it! RAWR!

*runs around the room, just barely avoiding the bewildered cat*

Ahhhh. Some days, it's good to be alive *deep breath*!

The coolest thing? I went in, and I told the truth... About me. About what I've done. About what I like, and what I'm capable of. And they liked it. They liked me for me.

I have a good feeling about this. They're getting a temp for three months because they want to fill the role permanently (it literally takes that long to fill a gov position) and they have too much stuff going on to wing it til February. So if I do good... if I can prove myself, it may just mean a permanent possie in my dream role as a Communications Manager in three months time.

This chick told me to just have faith that the universe would look out for me. And how :). Thanks for all the good vibes from across the blogosphere this morning people. It really has meant the world to me!

posted by goldie @ 07:41 PM : comments(30) : view »
the wheel keeps on turning

Last week, things happen very quickly after I resigned. Wednesday afternoon saw my supervisor beckoning me into a spare office (inspiring the usual guilty, fearful flutter in my belly) only to offer me a quick exit if I so wanted.

"Well you're leaving to go contracting, there's not much work on here, so if you can get everything flat by Friday, you can go if you'd like to. What do you think?"

And that, as they say, was that.

Thursday was a frenzy of getting my final Newsletter written and edited for the designers, and Friday consisted of some quick edits, a few questions, an interview at my second recruitment agency, and gutting out my pigsty of a desk. Let's not even mention the disorganised jumble that was (and still is) 'My Documents'.

Oh. And I called my other recruitment agency to let them know I was finishing a week early. Here's how that call went:

goldie: Hi, I'm calling for Samantha to let her know I'm done with this place early.
Receptionist: Oh good! Let me just see if there's anything in the system for you already.
goldie: *impressed*
Receptionist: Ah... Rachel actually has a 3 month government contract as a Communications Manager that is likely to go ahead.
goldie: *indraws breath at the mention of that currently dirtyword 'government'*
Rachel: Hi. They'd love you. It's a career move. They're paying $6-8 more an hour than your previous salary, so no 3-steps-backwards money-wise. Oh. And did I mention it's in IT contracting for whole-of-government? I reckon you'd have a ball.
goldie: *considers* well, maybe it doesn't sound tooo bad...
Rachel: Great. I'll call you.

So I was a little overwhelmed. I almost feel Maine-like*. I mean, I'd kinda gotten used to the whole Internode idea. But hey. I'm spontaneous.

Later Friday afternoon...

Rachel: OK, they did love you, just like I said. They wanted you in for an interview with senior management at 9am Monday morning, but I convinced them you'd want a sleep in on your first day of holidays.
goldie: *radiates with love for this particular recruitment agency*
Rachel: so I told them you'd be in at 11. You're a shoe-in.

Wish me luck!!!!

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posted by goldie @ 09:28 AM : comments(12) : view »
October 24, 2004
a rose by any other name

pointed via Rachel, the ewe (?!)

Helen, the Bright One.
Name Origin: Greek
Number of Syllables: 2.00
Gender: Female

More interesting facts about the name Helen:

Lucky Number: 8 (I was born on the 8th)
Ruling Planet: Saturn (BAH! Effin typical. No wonder life always seems to think I need to be taught a lesson.)
Element: Earth
Primary Color: Rose (Pink's alright)
Traits: Inclined to be cold and pessimistic. Not much sense of humor. Often slow getting off the mark but usually ends up ahead of the game. Successful, especially where money is concerned. Frequently connected with mining, real estate and the law. Also with cemeteries and pawnshops (WTF?!). Believes that hard work never killed anyone. Often prepossessed with thoughts of the past.

About the only correct thing in that analysis is the last sentence. I always knew I had the wrong name. Let's see what they say about goldie.
Goldie, made of gold.
Name Origin: English
Number of Syllables: 2.00
Gender: Female

More interesting facts about the name Goldie:

Lucky Number: 7
Ruling Planet: Neptune
Element: Water
Primary Color: Violet
Traits: Frequently possesses E.S.P. Extremely "psychic"; Introvert. Although she does not say much, she usually knows a great deal (Aheh). Mysterious. Often interested in psychology, psychiatry, chemistry, and botany (funny that. I did a psych degree with a minor in organic chemistry. and I like to garden. a lot). Knowledgeable in astrology and all fields of the occult. Fond of fishing (absolutely NOT! I'm afraid of the things). Inclined to take from the "haves" and give to the "have nots" (most certainly).

I think you'll agree my screen name has me slightly better off. *grin*

posted by goldie @ 10:17 AM : comments(7) : view »
October 23, 2004
spiderman does interpretive dance

CAUTION! Only view if feeling depressed or melancholy. Anyone in a remotely chipper mood will just find this silly. Also, don't operate heavy machinery after viewing. You've been warned.

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posted by goldie @ 11:26 AM : comments(6) : view »
October 21, 2004
it's all (mostly) good

In the last 2 days I've had 3 large Strawberry Squeeze Boost Juice smoothies, a bowl of chicken soup, 20% of a plate of pud thai (bloody peanuts!), and a soggy baguette. My mouth feels like I haven't had vitamins in a month (or like I've been partying at a rave all night ;), but other than that it's not too bad. Especially when the nice young man with many funky piercings at Boost looked twice at me yesterday morning and said 'what a lovely smile!'. Heh.

My new recruitment agent, Samantha, didn't really notice them either. I think I might be falling in love with her already.

I got excellent results on Word, Excel and typing (53 wpm ain't bad for someone who types with 3 fingers), so that combined with the ridiculous amount of academic paraphenalia I have apparently makes me rather marketable. So much so, that she said she'd like to 'exclusively represent me' in the marketplace. *faints* Funny that, seeing as it's never worked for me before. I should have done this ages ago.

The real fun stuff happened when she said she knows the HR manager at Internode, an Adelaide start-up ISP who have expanded like all hell recently to cover the whole nation. Apparently I'd be perfect as a Sales Manager there, but she just gave out two similar positions last week.

"But never fear," she said, "I'm having lunch with my friend on Friday and I'm going to convince her that Internode needs you. They can't miss out on you now!"

HELLO Samantha. Will you marry me (in a platonic, I'm-already-married kinda way)?

posted by goldie @ 08:15 AM : comments(6) : view »
October 19, 2004
can't talk. drinking

aha. resigned. braces. can't close ,my bloody mouth cos bloody peorcelain brackets stopping me fromm even chewing my dinner. feel 13 again.

*strecthes lips into rocky horror pose. gnashes teethe. more than once*

evil bloody things. torture devices of the devil. fleur de lys champagne is really rather nice. the cat's licking my elbow. goodnight.

UPDATE: OK, it;'s all I can do to not rip them off me damned tooths. GET THEM OFFF!!!

I think I should go to bed.

posted by goldie @ 10:43 PM : comments(14) : view »
October 18, 2004
i'm free to do what i want any old time

Well I did it. I resigned! *giggles*

It was all very routine. I wrote a few lines on a piece of paper, printed it, signed it, and gave it to my boss with a smile. Who knew it could be so easy? Who knew it would feel so surreal.

A few people who know how I've been feeling were asking me if I felt better, if a weight had been lifted from my shoulders as soon as I gave away that fateful piece of paper.

And the answer is no... not exactly. Cos that weight actually lifted on Friday, as soon as I realised I had options. Once that was confirmed, I knew I didn't have any more excuses to stay. No wonder my heart was singing :D. Now I'm so happy it's taking requests.

Oh yeah, I forgot to say what I'm actually going to do. I made the conscious decision to go temping/contracting for a while, so I can finally get some private sector experience after 5 years of Goverment whoring. I desperately want to work in PR/Media/Marketing in either an agency or a big corporate, but there was no way they were going to look at me with only gov experience under my belt. So off I go, on to new adventures.

Oh, and the girls at work did suck :D. Icing on the cake really.

Side note: that happiness better come with Long Lasting 48 Hour Relief. Tomorrow is B-is-for-braces-Day, and I'm going to need every ounce of good humour to stop me from acting the wounded bear tomorrow night. Someone save my longsuffering!husband, please?!

posted by goldie @ 11:43 PM : comments(19) : view »
the darkest hour is just before dawn...

...and so I deliberately got up at 5 to see the sunrise.

Mmm. Spring! I love this week before Daylight Savings takes our bodyclocks an hour into the future. By 5.45 am, it's so bright outside the birds have stopped their morning song and wandered off to find food before harassing their mate for a shag. Romantic, eh?

saggitarius.jpgGeneral daily overview: The Moon in Sagittarius requires us to envision not just what is in our immediate environment, but the whole picture. We need to stretch our minds as far as we can in order to make the most of this phase. And we are given impetus as mental Mercury forms an easy trine aspect with eccentric Uranus, turning our most stable ideas into fast-changing quicksilver. There's an electrical charge in the air as these two mental planets work together to create a superconductive atmosphere where intellectual sparks fly and original thoughts are easily expressed.
The time seems right for a change of season.

I'm handing in my Two Weeks Notice today. Wish me luck.

posted by goldie @ 05:35 AM : comments(10) : view »
October 16, 2004
a private party of two, oui?

The last couple of weeks, Harvey has been convening the Carnival of the Pyjamas in celebration of the attire most often attributed to pundit bloggers by critics in meatspace.

I've been a bit slack the last couple of weeks, but let me assure you, my attire has been well worth waiting for...

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posted by goldie @ 10:53 PM : comments(4) : view »
funny, that.

Spirited along from Kelly n Rose

You are Form 0, Phoenix: The Eternal.

"And The Phoenix's cycle had reached
zenith, so he consumed himself in fire. He
emerged from his own ashes, to be forever

Some examples of the Phoenix Form are Quetzalcoatl (Aztec), Shiva (Indian), and Ra-Atum (Egyptian). The Phoenix is associated with the concept of life, the number 0, and the element of fire. His sign is the eclipsed sun.

As a member of Form 0, you are a determined individual. You tend to keep your sense of optomism, even through tough times and have a positive outlook on most situations. You have a way of looking at going through life as a journey that you can constantly learn from. Phoenixes are the best friends to have because they cheer people up easily.

Which Mythological Form Are You?
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posted by goldie @ 01:57 PM : comments(2) : view »
help a girl out?

Are any of my esteemed US peers willing to help me out on an eBay auction pretty please?

I'm just DESPERATE for a copy of the Vertigo Tarot deck, as a character from the Vertigo Universe is the inspiration for my screen-name goldie. However they only come up uber-rarely, and in this auction, he's only posting to the US. I've emailed him to no avail. Meanie.

So is anyone keen to help me out by acting as address proxy? The auction ends in 13 hours from now (between 6 and 9am US time), so please, let me know asap!!!

I'll send you vegemite and Tim Tams in return...

posted by goldie @ 11:23 AM : comments(15) : view »
open up your heart and let the sun shine in

....can you hear that?

It's my heart singing. :D

Truly. I've had a marvelously wonderful day. Since this chick encouraged me to have a few days off to rest and recuperate, not to mention collect my thoughts, I've been feeling steadily better than I have in a long time.

The fact that CY finished her radiation treatment yesterday after 6 weeks of week-daily appointments is no small part of my relief either. I can't believe it. Four months on and it's over. She still needs regular check ups of course, but I dunno... there's a part of me somewhere inside that knows this is it. This is the end.

It's the end of a difficult time for many of us, not just myself and my family. I've talked to quite a few friends lately who've said this year has been one of the hardest they've ever experienced. But dammit, we've come out on top. A little bruised and a lot worse for wear maybe, but far more certain about what we want in life, and how best to get it. How to whittle away the shrapnel until only our truest, most heartfelt purpose is left.

I've dealt with loss. I've looked my sister's death in the face. And I looked my own humanity and frailty in the face and finally accepted it as part of who I am.

I can truly say I've learnt more in these last 12 months than I ever have in the last 12 years. The tenacity and unconditional love of my family. How precious my sisters and mother are to me. How incredibly hard my husband works... and works... and works. Who my real friends are (and I grieved the loss of more than just one or two). That fear of a thing is sometimes doubly worse than the thing itself. How I can keep on redefining the boundaries. And how my breaking point can keep on getting stretched and stretched and stretched, but that I'll never let it snap in two, even when it seems there's no other way to let the hurt burst free from my body.

They say that evolution only happens through pain and suffering. Well by bloody God, I've evolved this year, as I'm sure many of you have too. And now... now it's finally time to see some reward for all that effort, all that pain, all that testing and building of my character (which should have a nice pair of biceps on it now thanks).

Course I dunno what the reward is yet (freedom, relief and contentment work for me, thanks), but I can feel it. It's coming. I'll let you know when I find out.

posted by goldie @ 04:24 AM : comments(8) : view »
October 15, 2004
she turns a phrase just... 'so'

My dear and totally fabulous friend Gab (who is quite the elocutionist... witty AND poignant all at the same time) recently fired up on blogspot to chat about her pending travel odyssey around the globe.

I met Gab early last year when we both started studying our Grad Dip in Communications, so it's no surprise she can write. Apart from making ridiculous allegations pertaining to my 'coolness' *ahem*, she's agonising over whether it's worth going to her 10 year high school reunion (pre-travel odyssey), only to face...

*dum dum DUUUUMMMM*

...the Catholic School Girl Beret, apparently still buried deep inside herself. Which she was sure she'd actually sterilised clean out of her psyche with beer and vanilla Mojitos since.

I totally sympathise, Gab. I went to mine and it was horribubble really. Although that may have something to do with the fact that I overly sampled the open bar. Seeing my Catholic Girls High School again was enough to drive anyone to the drink.

posted by goldie @ 10:42 AM : comments(3) : view »
October 14, 2004
check that box baby! oh yeah!

When I met delicious!hubby, he introduced me (among other naughty things) to the concept of The List. Apparently (and even though he's Irish) it's some British Cultural Thing (Ian, can you confirm?!).

Essentially, The List is a constantly rotating set of 5 chicks who, if they knocked on the door and offered themselves to him, he'd be allowed to sweep off their feet and shag for the night. No questions asked, no holds barred, no tears n tantrums from the missus. The only rule is they have to be famous, or at the very least untouchable, of course.

There have been a few 'questionable' members of his List over the years, with J Lo being a prime example at one stage *ahem*. Right now though his favourite is Delta "She's lovely" Goodrem, with Penelope Cruz a close second. I was a bit iffy about Delta to begin with. I mean, she's Australian. There's only 20 million of us. She could knock on the door at any minute.

As for my List... well. Orlando Bloom may rate a mention, as may Damon Albarn, Ewan McGregor, Johnny Depp and that cute guy in Neighbours (you know, the one with the great ass) whose name I always forget. If I were pressed to offer names of course. Any more would be telling. (OK, OK, I still have a thing for Joey McIntyre. Erm. Not.).

So I know you have one. Who's on your List?

posted by goldie @ 01:04 AM : comments(24) : view »
goldie reloaded

I went in to work this morning to finish some stuff off before I spend a few days at home recovering, and I'm so glad I did: my new phone came in a day early!

Never mind that it's taken over 12 hours for my number to port over to my new sim... it's been worth it to hold that sleek, stylish, gorgeous gadget in my grateful hands once again. *shivers*

In other news, there was no Judgement Day today. I know, I know, how boring. No biblical rain of fire. No souls being carted off screeching on their way to hell. No Governator pointing a flame thrower at Cyberdine Systems croaking 'Hasta la vista. Baby' in that robot-like accent (although I do admit, that would have been kinda cool).

Nope. I have a few nice, quiet, non-dramatic days ahead of me now to rest and recuperate. Yep. I really did say non-dramatic. 100% Drama-Free™. I'm not even going to watch daytime television.

Lord. I may even actually relax :D.

posted by goldie @ 12:17 AM : comments(3) : view »
October 13, 2004
ooohhh... melrose place!
Goldie, You light-hearted Geminis are often the quick-footed players who seem to have a good time even in difficult situations. Now, however, you might be too stressed to enjoy yourself fully as your key planet, Mercury, tries to overcome the resistance of Saturn. You could be afraid of losing what goodies you already have and this makes you want to clench your muscles and hold your breath. Unfortunately, this will have the opposite effect of what you desire. Be real, but remember this stress will soon transform into easy expression.
Lord. Doncha hate it when your horror-scope is right on the button?

I'm sick again. I don't think I ever got over the last infection, even though I did everything my doctor asked me. It's frustrating me that I can't be my usual fun, flirty, happy self, either online or in 'real' life, because I'm either sick or stressed. It's a bit of a vicious cycle - one always leading to the other. And it can all be traced back to one thing... where I work.

Even though I've made a lovely new friend there who sweetly listens to me when I'm down and shares an amazing amount in common, the place still craps the hell out of me for various reasons.

Most of them are of the female human variety, and their nasty little habits of lowering their voices when I walk around the corner, or all standing at the girl beside me's cubicle and planning what they're doing this Saturday night. Even though they know I was unceremoniously dumped from the group. It doesn't help that I feel one of them is hampering me from doing my job either.

The New moon in Libra eclipses the Sun at 10:58 pm EDT, releasing change in relationship dynamics. Every month, the New Moon initiates the next emotional cycle by eliminating what needs to be left behind. An eclipse increases the level of intensity by bringing situations to a head. Additionally, our rational mind is given a reality check as Mercury the Messenger comes to square stern Saturn. We run into a problem with authority if we haven't done our homework. Ideas that cannot be justified now must be changed.
Guess today is Judgement Day.

Bring it, Libra New Moon-Eclipse-like-event. I need the strength to deal with all this shit once and for all.

posted by goldie @ 09:38 AM : comments(8) : view »
October 12, 2004
two more days... two more days... *mutters to self*

So. My brand, spankin' new phone arrives on Thursday *woot*. 'Course I had to order it direct from Three cos my old one had been stolen. They apparently have a policy about that. Weird.

I've been so communication-starved and in withdrawal-like shakes that I didn't care in the end... maybe that's their evil plan? Wait til their customers are so txt-deprived and desperate that they can't stand it any longer and give in to their evil plans of phone domination with barely a whimper?!? *mwuhahahaha*?? Aheh.

But anyways, the next model up from my old one was exactly the same price, so at least I'm upgrading.

*steal's hubby's phone for a quick txt-fix*

posted by goldie @ 12:54 PM : comments(8) : view »
irony = 50% RDI

Don't get me wrong, I'm quite a fan of 'quality' reality television.

And no, that's not an oxymoron. There's something about the id-like, hunter-gatherer tribal instincts that shows like Survivor bring out in their contestants that get amateur psychologists like me all hot and tingly.

Also, I'm not a prude by anyone's standards. In fact, some might think (and quite rightly too) that I swing quite significantly in the opposite dircetion.

However this.... this is taking things just, oh, about five steps too far.

Frankly, I think the word 'private' is the oxymoron in this instance.

(cross-posted to Dean's World)

posted by goldie @ 11:43 AM : comments(0) : view »
We closed out an amazingly successful 10 days of the 2004 Boobie-Thon at 11:59 p.m. EDT on Sunday night, October 10th.

Our total raised...drumroll please...was $8696.30. That's over $1650 more than the total take for the 2003 event!

We raised a staggering $8241.30 for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation during our 10-day event this year. Since the Boobie-Thon kicked off in 2002, we've raised a total of $16,178.75 for Komen!

What a fine, fine effort. Congratulations to everyone involved - donors, boobie-owners and promotors alike - for coming out in 'support' *groan* of boobies everywhere!

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posted by goldie @ 09:43 AM : comments(5) : view »
October 11, 2004
the amazing disappearing woman! for a short time only...
virgo50.jpgGeneral daily overview: After a couple of weeks of powerful interplanetary activity, finally we have a quieter and gentler day. The Moon is in analytical Virgo where she reminds us to be careful about what we accept. And, lest things get too relaxing, the Sun forms a mildly tense aspect with the wild and crazy planet, Uranus. Still, this is the calm before the storm, for Mercury is pushing on its Square to heavy Saturn, which challenges authority. Additionally, the New Moon eclipse on Wednesday will surely turn things upside once again.
That's OK. I'm used to things being turned upside down, so hopefully it should be a nice surprise for me for a change :D.

Meanwhile, I have been keeping things from you. Yes, hard to believe, I know. But you understand right? A girl's weight is a sensitive issue.

Between antidepressants and CY's cancer, I gained about 8 kilos (20 pounds?) this year. Which on my 5'10" (178cm) frame wasn't as noticeable as if it had been on, say, someone who was 5'5". But it's pushed me up a dress size or two nonetheless.

Grrr. I don't like not being able to wear my favourite clothes.

So anyways, I started Atkins just over 2 weeks ago. I fell off the wagon on the first Friday and had a whole weekend of carb-related indulgence equivalent to fantastic sex (raspberry choc chunk muffin anyone? *drool*), but I willingly got back on board and carried on putting cream in my tea *ergh*.

And now, Monday 2.5 weeks after I started, I've lost over 4 of those kilos already (I think that's 10 pounds?). Sure, I've been eating a lot of Caesar Salad and scrambled eggs, but who doesn't love a brekkie of the eggy variety? And it helps that an Aussie company has finally produced some Atkins-friendly chocolate. I've been scarfing the stuff down and watching the kilos melt away.

Here's to those other 4 kilos (and maybe a third lot of 4) going off to possibly be tortured and beaten mercilessly fat-land, never to return *cheers*.

posted by goldie @ 09:19 AM : comments(4) : view »
October 09, 2004
now my boobies have been unleashed on an unsuspecting readership...


OK. I've finally done it. Done what? Submitted my boobies to the Boobie-thon, that's what!

My pic should be up in the next few hours, so go on over, check out the pics and make sure you donate something while you're there. The first person to guess which ones are mine gets a steamy night o' linklovin' and a donation made in their name from me (hint: check out my 'Revealing' skin colour scheme)!

And if you get over there quickly, the 150th person to donate gets unlimited access to nudie boobies, regardless of the donation amount (normally it's a $50 donation to get in). *wooot*

posted by goldie @ 08:01 PM : comments(9) : view »
i've been unleashed on an unsuspecting readership *mwuhahaha*

I have been given the amazing, flattering and ever so slightly intimidating honour of Guest Poster by Dean Esmay at Dean's World until Tuesday.

I'm pretty sure he knows what he's in for, but does anyone else? I'm Aussie, non-political and I have a penchant for innuendo. Hmmm...

This is gonna be FUN! *rubs hands together with evil-like glee*

posted by goldie @ 12:48 PM : comments(2) : view »
October 08, 2004
would you like fries with that?

I have a rather irreverent family. If you don't already, please take 90% of my posts with some boxed Maldon sea salt. Even when we're talking about the most serious of stuff, we love to laugh. And the laughter brings love :).

Case in point.

Setting: A few days ago in a small city café. Think light, bright, generic.

Me: How's your salad?
CY: YUM! Although you should see what I have to start eating next week.
Me: What? Did you go to the nutritionist?
CY: Yeah. Apparently my liver is filthy and dirty from all my treatment and needs a good cleanse.
Me: Eew. Not that you weren't already filthy. So you have to eat just veggies and stuff?
CY: And I'm only allowed fish, no meat. And I hate fish. *screws up nose* And it all has to be organic. I'm not allowed sugar, just pure organic hippy honey from like one tiny little stall in the Central Market.
Roja: *chuckles* And... tell her the rest...
CY: OH! No dairy! No caffeine!!!! I might die!!! And I have to eat all these seeds. Like flaxseed and linseed and some other kind of bloody seed every single day.
Me: *looks comically aghast*
CY: It's not enough that I've lost my hair. Maybe I should just move in the with budgie now. Hey! I might sprout some feathers...?!
Me and Roja: *spit drinks all over the table*

posted by goldie @ 07:44 AM : comments(4) : view »
leo.jpgGeneral daily overview: The Moon in fiery Leo demonstrates her feelings with pride. This isn't always about being the boastful show-off. It can also represent the person with quiet confidence who is working backstage. Ultimately, the Leo Moon just needs to speak the truth out loud, and there can be a directness and relentlessness to how we now express our feelings. Additionally, mental Mercury forms a minor tense aspect with erratic Uranus, turning up the volume on our nervous system. Rest and relaxation may seem to be just around the next corner.
Well, there's a perfect horoscope for a Friday.

With the continuing transit of about a hundred planets in Libra, I'm thinking this weekend will be just perfect for staying in with your playmate, or picking up a new one for some intimacy of the slightly casual kind.

Although it doesn't mention anything about finding mobile phones. Meh.

posted by goldie @ 07:25 AM : comments(1) : view »
October 06, 2004
for everything else there's mastercard

I'm feeling a little quiet the last few days. I found out today that it's going to cost me either $342 for a refurbished handset, or $464 for a new one to replace the most prized and worshipped phone that complete wanker stole from me. I don't have much choice either - our contents insurance has said they won't cover it because I was away from the house when it was stolen, and I'm still contracted to Three, so I'd have to pay out all 22 months left on my contract if I wanted to port my number elsewhere and get a cheaper phone. Which obviously wouldn't be worth it.


In other news, busy!hubby and I are just exhausted, even though I have no real right to be. busy!hubby spent his whole 3-day weekend painting a mural (6 meters x 3 meters, ie, HUGE), and he timelapse-photographed the whole thing in 1 minute intervals, meaning I have been without camera to finish taking pics.

He also got a gig taking photos at a huge dance party Sunday night. Which ended up costing me $45 to get in (they only comped him, not me), $5 for one Lime and Soda Ruski, and $342 minimum for a new phone.

And finding the asswipe who stole it and plucking out their nose and toe hairs one by one til there were none left? Well. That would be priceless.

posted by goldie @ 07:08 PM : comments(15) : view »
October 04, 2004
bring it, murphy

Yeah, I know I'm kvetching again, but this time I have something to kvetch about.

No, really.

After listing it as one of my most treasured possessions on Thursday, my beautiful, gadgety, downright indispensible 10-week-old mobile phone was stolen out from under my nose at a nightclub last night.

Words cannot explain how much this pisses me off right now. I do have insurance, but why should I have to go through that fucking hassle just because some dickwad helped him-or-herself to my hardearned goods? And what about the irreplaceable stuff? All those contacts. All those pictures. All those messages, especially ones of love and support from friends, family, sisters and husband, sent right when I needed them most. Those memories... those reminders... gone forever.

May karma visit upon that creep with infected genital herpes and humiliatingly bad sex for the rest of their shallow little life. Fucktard.

posted by goldie @ 07:51 PM : comments(11) : view »
October 03, 2004
she'll be right, mate

I was having a lovely day. It's beautiful outside, I've been emailing with this chick, that chick, another chick, oh and these blokes, I'm wearing a beautiful brand new floaty pink skirt (assymetrical, cotton and cut on the bias), and I had the Breakfast of Champions (read: tea and half a block of Cadbury Breakaway).

Then. THEN. During the course of some emailings, I was reminded of my aborted attempt to sign up for audblog a couple of weeks ago. I mean, it'd be so cool to actually chat with you guys in an Aussie accent, specially since they're offering a free trial.

But because of my previous attempt, it seems to think I'm already a member when I didn't even provide a PIN last time... and it's fucking me riiiight off.

Blasted bloody mongrel drongo piece of technology (and believe me... that sounds so much better in my Steve Irwin/Muriel's Wedding accent). Way to ruin my Sunday!

posted by goldie @ 02:04 PM : comments(7) : view »
October 02, 2004
and the boobies are off n running...!


The third annual Blogger Boobie-thon to raise money for breast cancer research is now officially open! There are already some fabulous rack shots gracing the pages (I reckon I can pick at least one of 'em...), and mine should be up sometime over the weekend.

So go!!! Submit your tits, or donate, donate DONATE! And if you pledge $50, you get to see uncovered (anonymous) boobies in all their glory.

Hey, if it's for a good cause...

posted by goldie @ 10:12 AM : comments(5) : view »