29 April 2005

Emperor or Pope?

On that note, I'm not a Star Wars fan per say but I am going to "the world premiere" on May 16th. It's only the "world premiere" because of the time zones... but it is a slightly VIP night. A friend at work won the tickets and is taking me - yay!

25 April 2005

Anzac Google

Find out about Anzac Day - more than a day off work.

22 April 2005

New Evil Plan

Congratulations on being the creator of a new Evil Plan (tm)!

Your objective is simple: World Domination
Your motive is a little bit more complex: To show them all
Stage One:
To begin your plan, you must first Seduce a Pope. This will cause the world to sit up and take notice, stunned by your arrival. Who is this Sadistic Fiend? Where did they come from? And why do they look so good as an Evil twin/Opposite?
Stage Two:
Next, you will Seize control of the Eiffel Tower. This will cause countless hordes of Mean English Teachers to flock to you, begging to do your every bidding. Your name will become synonymous with Dear God No, as lesser men whisper your name in terror.
Stage Three:
Finally, you will Covertly Move your Secret Death Ray, bringing about Horrors beyond Man's Comprehension. This will all be done from a Amusement Park, an excellent choice if we might say. These three deeds will herald the end, and the citizens of this planet will have no choice but to elect you their new god.
Trust us, it'll all come together in the end.

Want to create your own evil plan? By all means do so right with the Evil Plan Generator.

20 April 2005

Love Steals Us From Loneliness

Every step takes a beat of your heart
Through a city that's falling apart
On a night that rises and clears
In a sky that's clouded by years
My anger is a form of madness
So I'd rather have hope than sadness
And you said something
You said something stupid like
Love steals us from loneliness
Happy birthday
Are you lonely yet?

I misplaced your face in the shape of a smile
On a night that could never surprise me
Don't tell me you're afraid of the past
It's only the future that didn't last
You're kidding yourself, kidding yourself
You're going nowhere and you're going there fast

(Idlewild, from 'Love Steals Us From Loneliness')

19 April 2005

Life it rents us

... There are so many great lines in this song. I've posted an abridged version below. Infact, the whole album is just great.

The View : Modest Mouse
(Album: Good News for People Who Love Bad News)
Your gun went off.
Well you shot off your mouth and look where it got you.
My mouth runs on too.

Shouts from both sides,
"Well we've got the land but they've got the view!"
Well now here's the clue.

Life it rents us.
And yeah I hope it put plenty on you.
Well I hope mine did too.

As life gets longer, awful feels softer.
Well it feels pretty soft to me.
And if it takes shit to make bliss,
then I feel pretty blissfully.

We are fixed right where we stand.

For every invention made how much time did we save?
We're not much farther than we were in the cave.

If life's not beautiful without the pain,
well I'd just rather never ever even see beauty again.

For every good deed done there is a crime committed.
We are fixed.
For every step ahead we could have just been seated.
We are fixed.

We are fixed.
We are fixed.
We are fixed right where we stand.

15 April 2005

Google... dolls

No, not the Goo Goo Dolls, or even Google Dolls (whatever that may be... but google having mastered the blog market, wishlist market etc etc, I am sure dolls will be next on the list).

But, Google, and The Dresden Dolls. I do love both. Just not together...

So, Google went and got pretty again today:

And, The Dresden Dolls, who I just can't seem to stop listening to (I took CD out of my discman only to put it straight into my PC):

you can tell
from the scars on my arms
and cracks in my hips
and the dents in my car
and the blisters on my lips
that i'm not the carefullest of girls

you can tell
from the glass on the floor
and the strings that're breaking
and i keep on breaking more
and it looks like i am shaking
but it's just the temperature
and then again if it were any colder i could disengage
if i were any older i could act my age
but i dont think that you'd believe me
it's not the way i'm meant to be
it's just the way the operation made me

and you can tell
from the state of my room
that they let me out too soon
and the pills that i ate
came a couple years too late
and ive got some issues to work through
there i go again
pretending to be you
make-believing that i have a soul beneath the surface
trying to convince you
it was accidentally on purpose

i am not so serious
this passion is a plagiarism
i might join your century
but only on a rare occasion
i was taken out
before the labor pains set in and now
behold the world's worst accident
i am the girl anachronism

and you can tell
by the red in my eyes
and the bruises on my thighs
and the knots in my hair
and the bathtub full of flies
that i'm not right now at all
there i go again pretending that i'll fall
don't call the doctors
cause they've seen it all before
they'll say just let her crash and burn she'll learn
the attention just encourages her

and you can tell
from the full-body cast
that i'm sorry that i asked
though you did everything you could
(like any decent person would)
but i might be catching so don't touch
you'll start believeing youre immune to gravity and stuff
don't get me wet
because the bandages will all come off

and you can tell
from the smoke at the stake
that the current state is critical
well it is the little things, for instance:
in the time it takes to break it she can make up ten excuses:
please excuse her for the day, its just the way the medication makes her...

i dont necessarily believe there is a cure for this
so i might join your century but only as a doubtful guest
i was too precarious removed as a caesarian
behold the worlds worst accident

04 April 2005

That all-grown-up feeling

And why do I feel that way?
Because my business cards finally arrived. I am excited - if this makes me a geek, then that's what I am right now!
To think, I have business cards to hand to people, to network... its all just too divine *floats away in a cloud of fairy dust*

03 April 2005


Ahhh... V, I do love you so. Its been with me through the hard times - at University, late nights of studying; and the good times - at the movies, on the road, in Thames where there was nothing to do but drink V and cook from our beds (Ahhh Sarah, don't you miss being able to do that?!).
I feel I must post a very appropriate advert now:

02 April 2005

I'm home

I'm back from my weekend away, and I am back from dinner with my family. It almost feels strange to be lying on my bed typing this - I mean, last week I was hardly at home, then I was in Christchurch, then it was off to Whitianga, then when I finally get back, I go out for dinner.
The weekend was great though - we had glorious weather - Sarah even managed to get sunburnt. We spent Saturday walking into town and looking around, then returning to the house to read and relax. I took a few picks, but I will have to develop them before scanning them (I am not special enough to have a digital camera... oh, but I am madly grateful to Sarah for giving me her old camera!).
I managed to finish 'Second Glance' by Jodi Picoult - thoroughly enjoyed it!! She writes such great characters, and the plot twists were really cool (I saw a few of them coming, and others were a complete surprise).

Oh, I almost forgot... I was inspired by the weekend away to write a haiku *lol*:

Relaxing sun rays,
Deafening silence surrounds,
This could be perfect.

I have no idea why, but I wrote that in the car on the way back from Whitianga. I have some serious haiku practising to do! I think its my first one since primary school though.
One thing we did notice about our mini-break was how quiet everything was - on that beautiful Saturday afternoon the 3 of us were scattered about the house reading: Sarah was in a hammock, I was curled on a bed/couch with huge pillows, and Cath was on a lounger... and the CD stopped playing. It was like the incredible lack of noise was deafening. I live in the city - and I mean in it - and I am used to endless sirens, cars, horns, music etc.. Even the suburbs have noise. It was almost like I had been playing CD after CD to create some noise - any noise - so I wasn't unsettled by the silence! It was just so peaceful...

Anyways, it was a great weekend - and its back to work tomorrow waaaaah! I just hope that nothing too bad happened on Friday while I was away - I hate starting Monday on drama. I need to eaaaase into the week!

Ok, I think I have bored myself enough with this post - I need some sleep before my eyeballs explode.
And as I don't have any holiday pics to post yet, enjoy this pic from one of my fav movies ever:

Such a dreamer... but then so am I. And speaking of dreams... *yawns* that's what I should be doing right about now.