Sunday, June 29, 2008

Searching for things to say

But I've come up with nothing, so let's see how this goes shall we? This weekend was a total write off. I had a lot to get done, but Saturday evening I passed out at 630pm and woke up at 1045. So not only a late dinner, but it was a late night getting to bed. On top of that I got up late today, so I'm sure I'll feel absolutely awful for work tomorrow.

I watched a few good documentaries today! I'm glad, because it has been way too long since I've watched some good doco action.

Coles Group Ltd are the biggest bunch of liars ever!!!!!! Their packet pasta says it serves a family of four. I had some yesterday which was about 1 serving, and then I had another hit today...which was half a serving, and there was no more left in the pack!! You lying bastards, it's hardly two serves!! It's 90% sauce powder, 5% pasta, and 5% air!

I think I've got a cold, which is muchas crapias. We'll see how my scalding shower (due soon) will deal with that. I don't know how to deal with the rest of tonight. I can either play games or I can listen to music and youtube, ahhh the serious problems in life. At least it was a semi relaxing weekend, bar that infamous pass out episode, which seriously demented me!!

Hmmm I guess it's going to be music and youtube. I still have to shower! Got into a bit more Ninja Gaiden. The other will be happy to know that I beat the spear wielding samurai on the horse! Now I'm on some funky airship! Anyway, I'd better head off, want to maximise my time to get in some muzak and yt! Have a nice day folks.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

It's About The Adequate

I really enjoy hot showers. Not just piping hot decency that 95% of people enjoy. I like mine scalding, so that I'm slightly red and cooked after it. I think it's a nice balance. In the mornings I'm very cold, and I'm still not used to this no heating thing. The other will attest to my wearing of 50 layers of clothing while at home. Also, when I wake up in the mornings, my blankets seem to suffer from "creeping blanky" syndrome, so my warmest blanket has moved over and I'm VERY cold. So every morning I start out shivering and snot nosed, and am slightly sick by the end of the day. Then my shower, it just clears up everything, and I'm feeling warm and it's just perfect.

I'm hoping my schedule is clearing up a bit.

My brother is supposedly picking up my guitars from home next week. I really can't wait. I'm looking forward to playing again, and getting GOOD. I'm willing to do the daily practice again, I want my skills back. Heard some of the other's latest works in progress, which I enjoy a lot. I'm also looking to expand my repertoire.

I think it's also about time I get some bloody torrents, so I can watch some damn tv, and some movies that I have missed and will probably never get the chance to see otherwise.

Also got plenty of music from the other which I'm sure will keep my occupied. Also gave him a few songs which I know he'll love.

Also a note for the other to watch Lipstick Jungle on Sunday, as I know he is a big fan of Kim Raver (formerly of Third Watch). Also a note for the other to blog!!! Also for Lofo to blog, yes woman, do it!

"You mean well, but you make this hard on me" - indeed.

Have a nice day folks.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

I said Heaven ain't close in place like this

Bring it back down, bring it back down tonight! Yes, do so indeed.

It was good to have the other over for a short while, even if he did have to cut his trip short. But it doesn't matter, plenty of good times were had. Lots of gaming and lots of movies, it was like a semi return to the days of old at my house and his campus residence, up late doing nothing in particular. However, due to work and photography, we couldn't be up the whole night!

It was good to get back into the gameage, even if I got slaughtered at TopSpin tennis!

The movies on offer were quite good, cept for Shutter, which was downright awful!!

I think I will hold off here for now, but I shall try to hit up another entry soon. Have a nice day folks!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

"You've Got A Nerve To Be Asking A Favour"

I thoroughly cleaned my apartment today. It was insane. It took me the best part of the afternoon to do it all. My bathroom had not been cleaned since I'd moved in, so yeah, the situation was bleak.

But I scrubbed and I scrubbed (and used approx 450 mls of Pine O Clean...UNDILUTED) to fix up everything and goddamn, I am pretty damn impressed with myself. It's sparkling in there I tell you!

The other is coming tomorrow so I thought I'd better get off my ass and start cleaning the place up. Our mutual friend is also coming around in July for some Nandos before she heads back to our hometown for a visit, and she's very fastidious about being clean, so it's better I do some now so that the next time I do it, it won't be such a brutal backbreaking task.

Work is just nuts right now, I won't even go into details cause I don't want to be one of those people who just talks about work 24/7, not only to people from work but complete randoms, as well as friends, cause I don't like them! Haha one more before I leave this alone (for the time being), but damn I keep having lewd thoughts about a girl at work every time I see her, it's not good!

ADSL2+ is just dynamite. On Winamp when I hit next and I don't remember (or haven't seen) the video clip, I can hit up youtube and watch the vid, cause there is no more buffer underrun, it just plays all the way through without stopping, it's spectacular!

I've been getting into TopSpin tennis lately, it's fantastic. Not as insane fun as WiiTennis, but more realistic and fantastic graphics.

NinjaGaiden is kicking my ass!! I've been able to beat that first boss, but now I'm being thrashed by horse riding Samurai, come on!

Anyway, that's it for now, it's not that late and I'm tired from all the chores today, so I'm going to try to have a massive sleep. Have a nice day folks!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

'Tis A Loveable Fiend

Or is it? It's already Sunday night and it's time for another week of work. Is this how it's going to be? Just pure drudgery for a brief blur of "recreation"? I spend so much of that time doing chores that it's really just pointless.

Getting a computer was downright one of the stupidest things I've ever done. There was the massive dent in my bank account and now not only do I have less time to get chores done, I am just procrastinating like I'm back at university.

I don't even get time to play games anymore! I miss my Medieval 2 Total War! Playing on full specs on this "death star" is superb. Huge armies, full detail, no slowdown, it's sheer awesomeness. But alas I have not had any time to play which sucks.

I've been getting back into the X-Box, as my brother has showed me how to use the system's harddrive, which has a LOT of games on it. Ninja Gaiden is brilliant - tough but fun and makes you think, that's how games should be. Also been getting into Madden 2004. The other will remember long nights at my house where we'd play till we died. It's such a great multiplayer game.

I also should be seeing the other next week as long as my schedule clears up, which should be good. Should be able to get SOME gameage in, since I will of course be working.

Ahh the Xbox hard drive, why hasn't gaming been done like that before? It's such an innovative idea, I can't believe it's taken so long to come into fruition. I just read a review for Metal Gear Solid 4, and it sounds too good to be true. I might have to fork out (eventually, after several price drops) for a PS3, with Grand Theft Auto 4 and MGS4. Hopefully they'll make their way on to PC soon enough. Anyway, that's enough talk about gameage.

I watched Snatch last night, which is an absolutely fantastic movie. The other will remember how we watched it at T-Man's house many years ago and I just loved it. Those were the days. No cares, no responsibilities. Every worry we had was purely superficial, especially when compared to the real world of today. Oh well.

I'm freezing my ass off and I still need to shower before bed. Try to come up with more interesting stuff later in the week. Have a nice day folks!

Deliberate Mistakes

Sometimes they are, you know. I thought I would have a lot to say, but as of yet I am still without a voice, without an opinion to share. I'll try to think of something more tomorrow/today, when it isn't so late. All herald the sleep in, yesss!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Kickin' the Habit...

I hadn't realized that the other was posting as of late. Good to have you posting again. I will come visit you sometime soon, even though it might be for a short while, and might not get to see much of you, but hey we are all busy. About the MSN habit, it was talking up too much of my time, and I'm a person pleaser, I sit back and talk to people for hours, and its very very bad... I've gotten a lot more done for myself as of late, I'm still always facebookable, and you will find me on chat there if you really need me. But hopefully I shall see you in a little while.

I'm putting together a studio of my own to do some serious photography (not that I haven't been doing serious photography lately, but more in terms of studio photography). I am getting there, and by the end of the month, it should be complete. But who would have thought that light stands cost as much as the freaking flashes??!!?? Hehe I have found a place in Sydney who has a good deal, and I'll have to make the most of that when I get my ass down there... Ahhh I can't wait to do some urban photography, this city is not very urban. I'm looking for some urban decay...

My music has become very mellow at the moment, and I'm quite looking forward to the new coldplay album to come out, the 2 singles that I've heard, I quite like, and now I'm waiting. I'm still stuck on meiko, and loving the sound. If you haven't heard of her, go give her a listen, its worth it.

Anyways, I thought I'd put up a little note, I gotta get my ass to work....

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

A Creature Of Habit

Routine now dictates my life. I do stick to routine whenever I can, even when it's stuff like bad habits. But I've come to realise that my life will continue like this until it is over.
A leads to B, which leads to 1, and then to 2, and then back to A again. A nifty little game it is.

When I went back, my routine was disturbed, I ate too much, slept too late, and I paid the price at work today, as I was uber tired. Now I have to attempt to get back on track. That's the problem with a routine as tight as mine, you don't have time for anything new. Is this the next twenty years of my life?

On my old computer I had a lot of USB things, but not much in terms of power points being used up. This time around it's the opposite. I have a full 6 plug adaptor, and it is packed to the rafters, and I need more space damn it!! I'm also too shitscared to daisy chain.

I need to have more time to do things I want to do. Even though it was a long weekend, I found that I was constantly up to something and I could not enjoy it as much as I wanted, and I do not feel relaxed or well rested.

Anyway, enough whingeing, it's past my bed time :). Have a nice day folks!

Monday, June 09, 2008


Everyone has a moment when they are driving, when they stop looking forward for a second, and take a look at the rear view mirror, just to gauge how things are going. And that same scenario works for life as well. I guess maybe, I'm wondering what its all for, or maybe I just want to somehow realize that every moment before this moment, wasn't a complete waste of time. Does the existence of this precise moment, and all the circumstances surrounding it negate the presence of anything that was before?? What does it mean to face the daemons of our past?? Accept its existence and ponder upon it, or move on. And if we do chose to move on, should we throw away the mirror as well. Why I come to this thought. I'm writing this because there are certain people I once knew in another life, who managed to pop up, and I'm choosing to ignore their existence. I don't need reminder of what was, only what is... And so I verbalize that in this post.

When you have a pile of things to do, you think to yourself that this is never going to end. Like a vicious cycle, never ending. You either give up (which is never me), or you start chipping away one piece at a time. Soon you realize that you're close to the end, and you can see the light at the end of the tunnel. You've done more quite easily at a steady pace, than you ever imagined possible. Its aways when I get to the last bit of the thing I have to do, when I am the least motivated. I know I only have a few more days to go, and I just need to set my mind to it, but its often hard to come by. I'm looking forward to having sort-of-a break (I still have to do research, but nothing due in for a while, so I can do that at my own pace). I'm hoping to go down to Sydney at some point for a bit, and do some urban photography, and at the same time catch up with the other, thought I know that hes fairly busy, but so is everyone else, we have to make do with what we have. I gotta buzz him sometime and plan this thing out 11 more days, and then all the stuff will be done... Wish me luck till then....

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Not quite the middle of that month of June...

So here I am again, about to set off between crossroads. Destination nowhere, original non-existant. The story of my life.

"My insides and outsides are falling apart" - indeed they are. I've eaten a hell of a lot since I've been back, and also had too many late nights, might try to reign that in tonight. I guess I'll have tape F1, wake up early and watch it and hopefully the news won't ruin it for me.

Oh Justin King, please reform The Apologies and make another album. I know the big label blues hit you, but you deserve fame, fortune and good times!

The real world is terrible because it instills things in you that you thought you'd never have to deal with. One such fine example is Finances. I've had to deal with my own finances, and structure it in a way that is unfortunately complicated for its own sake, but that's because it has to be. Three separate bank accounts which are all linked, god bless Interest and no bank fees. I've also understood more concepts from double entry accounting now. I've also set up an interesting financial plan, which I'm hoping works out, or else I might be a tad rooted.

I should really start to pack soon. I don't like packing on the day I'm leaving, no matter how long/short I am gone for. Because inevitably, I will forget something. Being overly organised is a trait I have gained from independence, which has also made me impatient, and less tolerant of others. I wonder if that happens to everyone on their own.

Work is at one of the biggest financial institutions in the world. As such, the end of the Financial Year makes things very hectic. I'm hoping it slows down at the end of the month, because it's quite stressful.

I actually did a proper warm up with guitar today, and it's starting to feel a bit more natural. I'm thinking it will only take a week of 30min-1hour daily sessions to get back into the swing of things. However, I'm a tad worried that I've just plain forgotten a few scales and modes! That's ok since I didn't rely on the ones I forgot a hell of a lot, but they'd be nice to have back!

Labels. How interesting. I think that's something that we as humans can define ourselves by (woo see, that was a label). We need to label everything. When you can't define something, it disturbs us and we have to disparage it until we can mark it in the "disparaged" label.

Justin King - Change

I can't tell which way to turn
and the voices in my head
is the choir insane?
And nothing's being said

This train is raging
The seams seem to want to tear
and it's quiet outside
and it's quiet in here

Hey, it's ok
it's just change
and it goes, like it goes.

I'll just stop it there, cause I've quoted from the second verse in previous posts. But as I've mentioned before, I've got the stuff set up at home now, so I'm going to be posting more. I think that's it for now, time to fit whatever I can get away with into my bag. I've gotten most of the stuff I needed to raid anyway. Until next time, have a nice day folks!

Saturday, June 07, 2008

If Your Body Matches What Your Eyes Can Do...Then I'd Say Jenny Don't Be Hasty!

The other told me a while ago to listen to Jenny Don't Be Hasty by Paolo Nutini. I didn't like his first song that much so I was reluctant. But what the hey, I got it, and it was really good!! Kudos to the other for introducing me to that song. There's nothing I don't like about the song, the chords, the rhythm, the song subject (not one of the kiddies).

I've also gotten into Finger Eleven - Paralyzer. I first heard this song a LONG time ago, when it first came out in the US. I didn't like it at first, as I thought it was a Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out rip off done about harsher. But after a few more listens since it has hit our shore and I enjoy it immensely. I'd advise the other to listen to it.

However, my favourite song at the moment has definitely got to be Sara Bareilles - Love Song. Cynical lyrics and a swingy piano feel (with alternating bass and melody)! It's just the best. I was worried about the status of the piano, there hasn't been a super completely piano driven track that has appealed to me since Bruce Hornsby's The Way It Is. I'd also advise the other to listen to it, as I'm sure he'll love the lyrics too.

My callouses have all disappeared (I was wondering why I was typing so fast at work), so as now I'm back for a few days at home, I've discovered it's still painful to play guitar. However, I am still capable of playing decently, albeit with many mistakes. I think I might have to buy another cheap strat copy when I go back, as I still can't take my guitars with me. I even came up with a sweet new riff! Some of the knowledge is still there I tell you!

I've also gotten a psychotically powered computer in my apartment, with ADSL2+ internet, as well as a landline for my phone. So I'm currently sitting pretty at the moment. This also means I'll be able to blog more often, which is super as I've missed writing, as I know I've had stuff to say, but since it wasn't written, it has promptly been forgotten.

I'm glad the other has continued with the blogging and site maintenance, it looks as good as ever. I'm a little disappointed that he's decided to kick the MSN habit, but it is understandable. For me, I've gotten a LOT more done without a computer and internet. I didn't even mind the inconvenience of being uncontactable or having information at hand. You better ring me and or visit me other!

There will be a lot more to say soon enough, blognotes will most likely return! Have a nice day folks.