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29 November 2008 @ 04:19 pm
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South Australia

Rachel and Ned
Various Groups

Black Chocolate
(Fi and I should go out for dinner some time!)

With my honey

A baby
Wedding Bells
Continud Happiness
Current Mood: chipperchipper
26 January 2008 @ 10:06 am
Dear Diary,

Last night I ding'ed to lvl 20. This momentous occasion was celebrated with a run down the DM. I was doing ok until I hit the boat, and ran out of ammo. Death comes quickly against the VC mob without ammo.

On other notes, the darn horde have invaded Lakeshire where i have many quests to complete. I died three times til I realised what the hell was happening. They were sitting on top of the roof of the first house, picking people off as they rez'd and crossed the bridge. Darn horde...

BattleCat is a loyal companion, and is about to level to 20 also. He is such a fine beast, the best tiger pet any girl could have.

My kit is coming along nicely, and I am happy with my progress. I can find my way around my home town SW really easily now... so much better then Darnassas. And more people then I have ever seen!

Today I venture into the new territory of IF, to learn all my new skills and make some money. I am very poor at present, having just spent a fortune on training and ammo / repairs ect.
Current Mood: amusedamused
22 January 2008 @ 09:14 am
Ok, totally addicted now. Spending every waking moment questing. I am a hunter nightelf, and have just leveled to 11 and got my first pet - a tiger thingy called Battlecat. Name is Rhiannath on the US server Blackrock.
19 January 2008 @ 01:14 pm
Last night Joe and I went to see Puppetry of the Penis. Fuck I laughed and laughed. I think I laughed as much at the peoples reactions to the *gasp* dicks then the actual tricks. Gave me all sorts of weird and wonderful ideas about CBT - gawd I must need to play soon!

On the animal front, Blueberry went off to creche about a week or so ago. Arnie is coping fine, and is now flying. He is eating roughly 200grams per night in fruit, plus two milk feeds a day and any treats such as fruit juice or yogurt. I also have two baby blue tongue lizards in care, but one I suspect will die at any moment. Sammy the snake is on shed and being a royal pain in the arse.

Planning for our trip away is full steam ahead. I ordered three books from Lonely Planet last week and they are here already - Southeast Asia on a Shoestring, Thailand Handbook and Cambodia Handbook. Very good books, and although it cost me 80 odd bux, they were a very worthwhile investment, me thinks. We also put our backpacks on layby. I ended up with a Blackwolf Cedar Breaks 65ltr (black and grey) and Joe got the same but a 90ltr in Black and Red. I have been doing a lot of net research and these seem highly recommended.

Brittany has been away for a month in Melbourne seeing her Dad. Good grief I have enjoyed this break!! While I missed her a lot, I realised what a demanding brat she has become, and expect it to be worse when she gets home. She never use to be this way, and it doesn't help when she goes to visit Dad and they give her $1000 spending money for a month, plus all sorts of neat and very expensive xmas presents. The unfortunate thing is that by the time I get her straightened back out, its time to go visit Dad again.

About six months ago, when Jules and Sharn were talking about WOW all the time, I bought myself a trial version. It has always sounded appealing to me - yet another addiction. Anyway, procrastination turned into months, and the trial is still there. Recently Aaron has been on Joe's case to buy WOW so they can play. Yesterday Joe bought his copy, and installed it last night. After waiting for hours and hours for the patch to download, we had a little tour of the world of Warcrack. Fuck, I can see myself becoming addicted to this. I got one of his guest passes and set up my account. While waiting for my patch to download, I went off to EB and bought myself the game and a 60 day pass. So now I have 100 days for 60 bux. Keep an eye out for this space, Warcrack fans, and I will post my character name... ho hum... only another 4 hours for the patch to download...
16 January 2008 @ 01:03 pm
One word to describe me... just one single word. Leave it in my comments section. Then post this original message on your journal and see how many strange and interesting things people say about you.
10 January 2008 @ 08:44 am
Over the past several months, I have thought of things that Dad wanted to, but never got around to doing. He died so young. I am just 20 years younger then he is, and could easily end up in the same boat. So, if you want to say its a new years resolution (which fits), then mine would be to travel once a year to somewhere. 2008 is Thailand.

Joe and I are planning on going to Thailand during Sept - Oct, and am hoping to go for 10 - 16 days, depending on how well we can save between now and then. Its the off peak monsoon period. We are just doing our investigations / research at this point, and seeing what we can come up with. So far on my list:

Chaing Mai
Wat Pa Luangta Bua Yannasampanno Forest Monastery
The Royal Palace
The Snake show that Gen and Khary went to
Possibly Angkor Wat (Cambodia)

Anyone got any suggestions for Central and Northern Thailand / Cambodia / Laos?
Current Location: Ballina
Current Mood: calmcalm
17 December 2007 @ 05:55 pm
Couldn't resist sharing...

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Current Mood: amusedamused
16 December 2007 @ 07:51 am
*cough splutter*

Despite having not slept in the same bed as Joe, having not cuddled or kissed him for close to a week, I have caught his cold. I have just called in sick to work. I feel like death warmed up. Only problem is I have no sick leave, and guess what next week is? Rhi in Xmas week with no moneys!

Not sure if I mentioned this or not, but Brittany got a berth on HMAS Tobruk. She flies from Ballina to Sydney this morning, and then from Sydney to Cairns. She stays over night in Cairns, and then boards the ship tomorrow morning. The ship sails the east coast and docks in Sydney next Friday where she will get off, and be flown home again - all at the RAN's expense. Its a fantastic oppotunity / adventure for her, and she is excited. She got the last week off school to go on this trip, and after being home for only three days, she flies to Melby to spend xmas with her father.
Current Location: Ballina
Current Mood: sicksick
05 December 2007 @ 10:50 pm
A ventriloquist is touring the clubs and stops to entertain in a small town.

He's going through his usual run of off-colour and 'dumb blonde'

jokes, when well-dressed blonde woman in the fourth row stands on her chair and

shouts: "I've heard just about enough of your stupid blonde jokes, you jerk!"

"What makes you think you can stereotype women that way?

What connection can a person's hair colour possibly have with their

fundamental worth as a human being?

It's morons like you that prevent women like myself from being respected

at work and in our communities and from reaching our full potential,

because you and your Neanderthal Brethren continue to perpetuate

negative images against not only blondes, but women

in general, for the sake of cheap laughs. "

You are a pathetic, misogynistic relic of the past, and what you do is not only contrary to

discrimination laws in every civilized country, it is deeply offensive to people

with modern sensibilities and basic respect for their fellow citizens.

You should hang your head in shame, you pusillanimous little maggot."

Flustered, the ventriloquist begins to apologize, when the blonde yells:

"You stay out of this mister! I'm talking to that little bastard on your knee "
05 December 2007 @ 10:49 pm
The Story of the 3 Bears......the true one!!!!!
>> A far more accurate account of the events of that fateful morning...
>> Baby bear goes downstairs, sits in his small chair at the table. He
>> looks into his small bowl. It is empty. "Who's been eating my
>> porridge?" he squeaks.Daddy Bear arrives at the big table and sits in
>> his big chair. He looks into his big bowl and it is also empty."Who's
>> been eating my porridge?!?"he roars. Mummy Bear puts her head through
>> the serving hatch from the kitchen and yells, "For God's sake, how many
>> times do I have to go through this with you idiots? It was Mummy Bear who
>> got up first. It was Mummy Bear who woke everyone in the house.It was
>> Mummy Bear who made the coffee. It was Mummy Bear who unloaded the
>> dishwasher from last night and put everything away. It was Mummy Bear who
>> swept the floor in the kitchen. It was Mummy Bear who went out in the
>> cold early morning air to fetch the newspaper and croissants. It was
>> Mummy Bear who set the damn table. It was Mummy Bear who walked the
>> bloody dog, cleaned the cat's litter tray, gave them their food, and
>> refilled their water.And now that you've decided to drag your sorry
>> bear-asses downstairs and grace Mummy Bear with your grumpy presence,
>> listen carefully, because I'm only going to say this once.... I HAVEN'T
04 December 2007 @ 07:38 am
The residence of Singleton in NSW have pressured council into removing the bats from a local park. They have cited noise, smell and disease as the reason for wanting the flying foxes removed. Council have applied for a shooting permit, which must be approved by both Dept. Environment and Climate Change (Formerly Dept. National Parks) [State Body] and Dept of Heritage [National Body] as both species found in the park - Grey and Black Headed Flying Foxes - are listed as vulnerable.

The reason a shooting permit has been sought is because previous attempts of relocation have failed. Noise disturbance relocation has been attempted at Maclean (In the far north of NSW) and cost council in excess of $1.3mil - and the bats remain in their original location today! Other sites that have attempted noise relocation and failed include Melbourne Botanical Gardens, Sydney Botanical Gardens, and various local councils.

If you as disgusted as I am with this hot head attitude, please sign the petition found at
http://www.otcs.info/bats/index.php and encourage your friends to do likewise.
Current Location: Ballina
Current Mood: disappointeddisappointed
06 November 2007 @ 10:27 pm

Squirrels Insane Obstacle Course
Current Location: Ballina
Current Mood: chipperchipper
14 October 2007 @ 11:07 am
It is with absolute sadness that I make this post. A much admired friend passed away today. Lance Ferris was the founder of Sea Bird Rescue, and is responsible for saving the lives of thousands of pelicans and sea turtles. He personally bought the threat of plastic bags in the oceans into everyones home, making them more conscious of how they dispose of plastics while at the beach.

Three weeks ago, I had lunch with Lance while I spent the week end at SBR doing a course. He invited me the come and do an autopsy with him on a turtle. He invited me to come along to watch the progress of a pelican I had been watching. He always was full of invites. I regret not having found the time to take him up on those invites.

I just called SBR to let them know I am available to help them with any turtle rehab that they need help with. I am sure they will be inundated with such offers.

Fly, Lance - the pelicans await you.


From: Marny Bonner
Sent: Sunday, October 14, 2007 6:10 AM
Subject: If pelicans could cry....

Dear friends and acquaintances,

Today, the pelicans lost their best friend.
At 3.25 this morning, our beloved Lance died in my arms at Lismore Base Hospital.

He suffered a stroke late Saturday morning at the Centre and was conveyed to Ballina Hospital by ambulance, before being transferred to Lismore around 1pm.

He was able to communicate for several hours whilst the dedicated nursing staff in Emergency worked on the man they knew had spent so much of his life saving lives ... the pelican needed Ivomec, the turtle needed squid, 2 turtles were tagged and could be released, and something about a silver gull and an entangled Loggerhead at Evans Head....

Lance's daughter, Rochelle, is in New York and so, friends, we have some time to adjust to this tragedy as it is unlikely that a memorial service will be held before the end of this week. His son Jason and his wife Amanda will arrive here from Melbourne this morning.

Lance was so proud of ASR, the new crews who have expanded the network and extended our work, and all our achievements. I dont know how to find the words to honour the man who was so hard to love but yet gave so much.

Please, feel free to call me if you need to - 6628 1096 - Sonya is here to help with that. I will be engaged with Jason & Amanda from 11ish for several hours, as we go together to the hospital so that they can say their good-byes.

Lance exhausted himself for the ASR mission. If, now, you ask yourself, "What can I do?" then my answer is, whatever you can to honour that mission, his vision.

With love and the deepest sorrow.... Marny.

"If pelicans could cry, there would be a wailing around the nation that could not be ignored."

Ph (02) 6628 1096.
Current Location: Ballina
Current Mood: sadsad
11 October 2007 @ 10:51 pm

Take the 10 minute quiz to see how / who you would / should vote for in the election.

My results were accurate - Life long Labour voter.
Current Mood: amusedamused
It will take just 37 seconds to read this and change your thinking. Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room.One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs. His bed was next to the room ' s only window. The other man had to spend all his time flat on his back. The men talked for hours on end.They spoke of their wives and families, their homes, their jobs, their involvement in the military
service, where they had been on vacation. Every afternoon, when the man in the bed by the window could sit up, he would pass the time by describing to his roommate all the things he could see outside the window. The man in the other bed began to live for those one hour periods where his world would be broadened and enlivened by all the activity and color of the world outside. The window overlooked a park with a lovely lake.Ducks and swans played on the water while children sailed their model boats. Young lovers walked arm in arm amidst flowers of every color and a fine view of the city skyline could be seen in the distance. As the man by the window described all this in exquisite details, the man on the other side of the room would close his eyes and imagine this picturesque scene. One warm afternoon, the man by the window described a parade passing by. Although the other man could not hear the band - he could see it in his mind ' s eye as the gentleman by the window portrayed it with descriptive words. Days, weeks and months passed. One morning, the day nurse arrived to bring water for their baths only to find the lifeless body of the man by the window, who had died peacefully in his sleep. She was saddened and called the hospital attendants to take the body away.As soon as it seemed appropriate, the other man asked if he could be moved next to the window. The nurse was happy to
make the switch, and after making sure he was comfortable, she left him alone.
Slowly, painfully, he propped himself up on one elbow to take his first look at the real world outside.He strained to slowly turn to look out the window besides the bed. It faced a blank wall.The man asked the nurse what could have compelled his deceased roommate who had described such wonderful things outside this window. The nurse responded that the man was blind and could not even see the wall. She said, "Perhaps he just wanted to encourage you." Epilogue: There
is tremendous happiness in making others happy, despite our own situations.
Shared grief is half the sorrow, but happiness when shared, is doubled. If you want to feel rich, just count all the things you have that money can ' t buy. "Today is a gift, that is why it is called The Present."
21 September 2007 @ 04:52 pm
We Men (in Australia ) are about to enter the BBQ season. Therefore it
is important to refresh your memory on the etiquette of this sublime
outdoor cooking activity.

When a man volunteers to do the BBQ the following chain of events are
put into motion:


(1) The woman buys the food.

(2) The woman makes the salad, prepares the vegetables, and makes

(3) The woman prepares the meat for cooking, places it on a tray along
with the necessary cooking utensils and sauces, and takes it to the man
who is lounging beside the grill - beer in hand.

(of the woman. 4) The woman remains outside the compulsory three meter
exclusion zone where the exuberance of testosterone and other manly
bonding activities can take place without the interference

Here comes the important part:


More routine...

6 The woman goes inside to organize the plates and cutlery.

(7) The woman comes out to tell the man that the meat is looking great.
He thanks her and asks if she will bring another beer while he flips the

Important again:


More routine...

9 The woman prepares the plates, salad, bread, utensils, napkins,
sauces, and brings them to the table.

10 After eating, the woman clears the table and does the dishes.

And most important of all:

11 Everyone PRAISES the MAN and THANKS HIM for his cooking efforts.

The man asks the woman how she enjoyed "her night off."

Upon seeing her annoyed reaction he concludes that there's just no
pleasing some women...

Ha ! Ha !
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Current Mood: annoyedNOT amused
19 September 2007 @ 04:21 pm
Taken from purpledaisy... please reply with your answers, comments will be screened.

Go on, you know you want to!?!?!?

1. Do you have a tattoo?
2. How old are you?
3. Are you single or taken?
4. Fish?
5. Do you dream in colour?
6. Ever seen a corpse?
7. How about them hipsters?
8. How did we meet?
9. What's your philosophy on life and death?
10. If you could do anything with me, and have no one know, what would it be?
11. Do you trust the police?
12. Do you like musicals?
13. What is your fondest memory of me?
14. If you could change anything about yourself what would it be?
15. Would you cheat?
16. What are you wearing?
17. Have you ever peed in a pool?
18. Would you hide evidence for me if I asked you to?
19. If I only had one day to live, what would we do together?
20. Which do you prefer - short or long hair?
21. What's your favorite day of the week?
22. What's your favorite color?
23. If you could bring back anyone that has passed, who would it be?
24. Tell me one interesting/odd fact about you?
25. What was your first impression of me?
26. Have you ever done drugs?
27. Will you post this so I can fill it out for you?
Current Location: Ballina
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
11 September 2007 @ 11:40 pm
Mugger pauses to lick toes
From: http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,22399823-13762,00.html

A MUGGER who robbed a woman of her keys and mobile phone then took off her shoes and licked her toes.

The 24-year old woman from St Paul in Minnesota was approached by a man who demanded her keys and phone.

Then he took off her shoes and licked her toes, before making his escape.

The 27-year old man was arrested a few minutes later.

Police say the woman was not hurt, and called the attack some sort of "weird sexual behavior."


Oh, its in the states... can't have been _bradybunch. The world is full of weirdos...
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Current Location: Ballina
Current Mood: chipperchipper
10 September 2007 @ 10:18 am






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Current Location: Ballina
Current Mood: chipperchipper
04 September 2007 @ 11:09 am

Happy 21st Birthday


Current Location: Ballina
Current Mood: awakeawake
14 August 2007 @ 07:38 pm
I am trying to hunt down little Jon. If he is on LJ, can I have his LJ name, or someone give him mine. Thanks.
Current Location: Ballina
Current Mood: blankblank
11 August 2007 @ 07:16 am
yanked from mistressfi

Petition and Rally
Please help by signing this position re passports for transsexuals and also some info on equal rights rally on Sunday.

And ask your friends to come to the Rally for Equality
1pm this Sunday at Taylor Square, demanding equal
relationship rights (including the right to marry!),
adoption rights (Howard is now moving to deny visa to
children, so that if a same-sex couple under state and
international law successfully adopt a child from
overseas , that child will become stateless, denied
entry to the nation of their legal parents. This is
not just homophobic, this is an attack on children.)
and fair and reasonable documentation for tranys, the
same as everyone else, with our current identity
Current Location: Ballina
Current Mood: bitchybitchy
02 August 2007 @ 12:58 am
Yanked from Jules, thinking of Aaron.

Current Location: Ballina
Current Mood: awakeawake
24 May 2007 @ 12:13 pm
Current Location: Home
Current Mood: calmcalm
22 May 2007 @ 05:10 pm
Ok, the line is a rip off from Saw, but I do want to play a game. Most of you will know this game. I start by giving you a word. Someone comes along, and adds a word to my word to start off a story. Please reply to this original thread, and just copy the story so we can all keep up. Ok, here is the starting word...


EDIT: Current story to date:

"Hello, You have stepped on my pet baracooda while i contemplated my illustrious predicament. My housebound green"
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Current Location: Home
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: Tori Amos - Mary
23 April 2007 @ 10:44 pm
If you read this, if your eyes are passing over this right now, even if we don't speak often, please post a comment with a memory of you and me. It can be anything you want - good or bad. When you're finished, post this little paragraph on your blog and be surprised (or mortified) about what people remember about you.
Current Location: home
Current Mood: tiredtired
06 April 2007 @ 05:35 pm
Everyone has a personality of a cartoon character. Have you ever asked yourself what cartoon character do you most resemble? A group of investigators got together and analysed the personalities of well known and modern cartoon characters. The information that was gathered was made into this 10 question test.

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Current Location: home
Current Mood: amusedamused
29 March 2007 @ 07:24 pm

QuitMeter Counter courtesy of www.quitmeter.com.

Well ladies and gents, its day 10 and I am stronger now (I am a NON SMOKER!) then I was a week ago. Today someone asked in class if I was still a non smoker and I said YUP! Day 10!! All the non smokers in the class cheered. Yay for support! :)
Current Location: home
Current Mood: excitedexcited