I’m back!


Having had a blackberry for several years, I had no idea how easy it should have been to update this blog. I’ve moved to an Android device, and despite the fact that it’s big as a brick, it’s continually showing me how simple it should be to update on the go. I’m working on building a new blog. This one will stay as a personal one, but I’ve got an idea for another, which I think should be interesting. Stay tuned!


The Missing Link Between Noise and Sound

Oh, the crap for breakfast, eh? Try a jar of Nutella for dinner! Found this on Youtube, and it made me laugh.

Driving Round Town!

“I showed you this video weeks ago.” “Yeah, but NOW I like it.”



It seems like I got nothing done this weekend, but the dishwasher has been installed, and I’ve spent much of the afternoon practising how to load it. Two trips to Home Depot, and I’m surprised I managed to get out of there for a total of $36 dollars plus a rental which was another $19. A bit like a candy store, the Home Depot is hard to get out of for less than a hundred bucks. I even returned 2 things, bringing my grand total for the weekend DOWN to hardly $49.

Whatever money I saved by returning unused plumbing supplies, I spent on coffee though, so it’s not like I’m winning any points on the frugality charts here. I hit up Starbucks twice today, but (for some reason) peeked in the door upon my return to make sure the staff had changed over since my first visit. I was worried the staff were judging me that I might like a coffee twice in one day. I didn’t think that about the lady at the tool rental stand in Home Depot. In fact, when I saw her for the second time in the same day, I waved my pex crimper thinger triumphantly ‘Thanks! I want to return this now!’ Dare I not want to buy 2 (4? 5!) coffees in one day.

New Dishwasher

Now the dirty dishes have a home until they need to be washed. This used to be a cupboard!

We’re Kidding.

I haven’t written anything on here in 2 months. It’s pathetic that I looked at my so-called blogroll just now, and realised that they’re not -at all- the sites I read on a daily basis. It’s probably time to do a major over-haul around here, but that likely won’t happen – I’m still in the midst of posting photos from JULY! (Sorry about that, I WILL get on it.)

There is a new fish in the tank, another tank in the basement, more televisions, more stations, less crap in the basement, more groceries in the fridge and more coffee in the pot. Went fishing once this summer, missed the Ex, went to the beach, saw a bunch of family, saw some friends, went to the Zoo, painted Easter Eggs.

David and Glenn

What a Weekend!

My nice little blackberry decided it wanted to spend Friday night out under the stars. It wouldn’t have been such a terrible idea if it wasn’t raining out, but it was, and so the poor thing has a bit of water on the brain. Oh well, after a bit of running around Saturday trying to find it, it’s now got an unworkable keypad, but at least I can make phone calls after it had a nice nap in a bucket of rice for most of the afternoon.┬áCome Monday, I’ll be on to my fourth blackberry in less than two years. I’m glad that I bought a warranty, and I’m glad that I keep the thing backed up.

Blackberry under Roses

The spider in the background was just there for the photobomb opportunity.

Following an afternoon of siphoning water from the kitchen tank into a smaller basement tank, all the fish have now moved into their 40 gallon summer home while their house undergoes some small renovations, a bit of minor landscaping and a major pest control. There are now two fully set up tanks – one in the kitchen and one in the basement – and their permanent tank which I’m redo-ing because I’ve noticed an infestation of mites starting in the gravel. I’m really beginning to think I’ve gone off the deep end as the tank in the basement is sitting where the television used to be, and the television has been rejected into a corner where I can go from pretending to not watch it to actually knowingly not watching it.