December 29, 2004
that's a derisive laugh, by the way

I have just been rendered speechless...

Outback Jack.



posted by goldie @ 08:48 PM : comments(19) : view
December 26, 2004
disaster averted by Xmas elves: goldie tells all

Ahhh... I didn't go with the DQ moniker for nothing, as many of you will know ;).

As it so often is with these things, Xmas didn't turn out as bad as I expected it to. I just found it so odd to be experiencing such strong, uncontrollable emotion after so many months of being unflappable.

You see, I am one of these people that anti-depressants/anti-anxiety meds work really well for. I'm on the lowest dose of a really good drug (Cipramil, made with citalopram if you're interested), and within 2 weeks of starting them in April I was mood-swing-and-panic-attack-free. Which was particularly brilliant throughout my poor sister's cancer issues. In fact, I felt like a normal person again. It had been quite some time.

I am also virtually side-effectless. About the worst thing I deal with is grinding my teeth and mild headaches. I was afraid I would feel that whole 'disconnectedness' from reality that many people talk about, but nope. Still here, still experiencing and enjoying reality (although my friends will still attest to my insanity, which I hope never to lose).

And as for sexuality (and you don't have to read this part if you don't want to know: stick your fingers in your ears and hum)... well. Libido = maybe 5-10% diminished (ie, barely anything) while orgasm intensity = skyrocketed through the roof. The fucking roof, I tells you!

There's always a silver lining to every perceived cloud.

So anyways, once I got over my lil tantrum yesterday and found some lettuce and a bloody chicken, the picnic in the park wasn't so bad. Quite relaxing really, in perfect 27 degree celcius weather. There were heaps of other families there too - I had no idea so many converged on Botanic Park to celebrate every year. We were lucky we got there at 11, or all the tree-space would have been taken.

So I hope your Xmas/Hunukah/Festivus activities were tantrum-free and filled with much fattening food and fine alcamahol. And, above all, love of those people without whom life wouldn't be complete.

Thanks from the absolute bottom of my heart to those who have been there for me this year. Every single comment, every single email, every single expression of sympathy, empathy, annoyance, advice, love, laughter and tears has moved and comforted me beyond belief, no matter if I was on the giving or receiving end.

Thanks for being a part of my family. Merry Christmas all!

Love goldie xox

posted by goldie @ 09:54 AM : comments(10) : view
December 25, 2004
farkin' humbugs

Venting post ahead. Please do not read if you actually enjoy xmas.

Here we go...


posted by goldie @ 10:01 AM : comments(5) : view
December 21, 2004
movement at the station

Whew. In between Xmas activities (ranging from corporate to downright intoxicated in nature), new job, RedBug needing to be 'put down' (as it were), and then consequently having to buy my first ever new (to me) Big Expensive Sporty Car on the weekend... *breathes*... I managed to get all my Xmas cards written and sent. Woohoo!

*does a happy dance*

I really do hope the overseas ones make it there by Friday, but if not, merry new year to all.

Oh. And the car? A silver 2001 Mitsubishi Magna Executive Sports. Or something. I don't care. It has aircon and it's big and it's 3.5L and it has funky round taillights and we can take it on loooonnnngggg trips and damn, it feels like we're sposed to be taking it back to the hire car company.

I mean, I have a car loan now. And that whole manager thing... Does this mean I have to grow up???

posted by goldie @ 06:45 AM : comments(14) : view
December 16, 2004

Yes. Cards! The Xmas kind!

Email me your address at goldie01 at bigpond dot com, and you too can get get a sneak peak of Santa surfing here DownUnder.

Yes, even my foreign friends! But let me know now so it gets to you in time... I've left it a bit late this year ;)

posted by goldie @ 12:33 PM : comments(4) : view
December 14, 2004
work it baby

I've been a Manager for a week now. It's taking a while to adjust.

I mean the first thing I did, of course, was think back to all the managers I haven't liked or didn't work well with. Sadly, they slightly outnumbered those on the positive side. And it's not like I'm grotesquely detestable in the workplace or anything.

This makes me rather nervous.


posted by goldie @ 06:31 AM : comments(10) : view
December 12, 2004

We interrupt this broadcast to bring you an item of extreme silliness.

You have been warned...


posted by goldie @ 03:39 PM : comments(10) : view
December 07, 2004
on top of something, alright
Greetings Goldie--

Here is your horoscope for Tuesday, December 7:

You're on top of the world right now -- and you won't be climbing down any time soon. So if a bit of intrigue comes your way via a work-related situation, you'll be able to handle it, and keep smiling, too.

I got the job. THE job. My new title is Manager, Communication and Media Liaison.


I love it when my horoscope is right *squeeeee*!!!

posted by goldie @ 09:52 AM : comments(20) : view
December 06, 2004
xmas on the beach

I love it that I can go to an Xmas lunch and come back sunburnt.

"I love a sunburnt country
A land of sweeping plains
Of ragged mountain ranges
Of droughts and flooding rains."
[/snippet of famous poem 'bout my fabulous country]

Course, we seem to have the 'flooding rains' bit happening here today. Which is grand cos I thrive on variety. Also, I dont have to water the chillis. Bonus!

posted by goldie @ 07:20 AM : comments(7) : view
December 05, 2004
sexy in my own skin

I must say... while I knew my Xmas skin was just a wee bit racy, I had no idea how much attention it would capture (thanks erosblog and fellow MuNuvians Attila and Harvey). Seriously! Not that I don't love it of course, being the DQ that I am ;).

All I told Julie (of Blogmoxie fame) back in October was that I wanted to 'moon' Xmas. I'm a bit of a bah humbug you see, as this entry from this time last year will attest to.

I gave her a free reign - fun, cartoon, sexy, retro, whatever, and when she found the image in the top right after days and days of searching, she knew straight away it was The One. As did I when I saw it for the first time.

Anyways, I'd better be off. I have an Xmas lunch to attend. Hey! There's food involved, OK?! I'm not vetoing lunch with good friends simply because there may be Xmas crackers on the table...

posted by goldie @ 10:16 AM : comments(9) : view
December 03, 2004
oh wow.

I seem to find myself nominated by some super-lovely people for best Aussie-Kiwi Blog at the 2004 Weblog Awards!

*is humbled, flattered and downright chuffed*

I'm not sure what I did right, but whatever it is, I promise to keep doing it. Thanks to those who thought of me, it's made my day :D.

Please, if it's not too much trouble, have a look at the stellar list of nominees and consider voting for me. If you have time and all. :D


posted by goldie @ 01:37 PM : comments(10) : view
December 02, 2004 name? erm...

Right. Yanno Mercury, that planet that rules the communication and mental abilities? Well, he's on his third retrograde period for the year right now. Right up until Dec 20.

Expect road rage, mixed messages, arguments with partners, broken photocopiers, internet issues, fist fights with other christmas shoppers, and to feel basically like an eejit for the next while. Especially if you happen to be a Gemini (like me) or a Virgo, as Mercury is their ruling planet.

Oh joy. What a fabulous day to have a job interview.

Nah, it's not all bad. They've advertised to fill the job I'm currently doing on a permanent basis, and I know they think I'm OK *yay*. But I have written out a cheat-sheet, just in case... :D

posted by goldie @ 06:11 AM : comments(6) : view