Thursday, August 29, 2013

The local paper had a double page spread on our electoral candidates, (hey wow, we've got a Sex Party* candidate. Neat! That's where my second preference** is going, then.)

It was good being able to read through what the candidates had to say for themselves and it firmed up my Yes/No/NO/DEFINITELYNOT decisions. Even better, one of my newly registered-to-vote cubs had a read through as well, and made a list of his preferences. [proud]

(* If you go to the Sex Party's website, watch their campaign ad. It's a classic.
** First preference is for the Australian Greens, of course. :)


Sunday, August 11, 2013

Hello again!

So what else has been happening?
My cubs turned eighteen in July. Eighteen! My baaaaaaabiiiiieees!

Yesterday they went out with their slightly older cousins to a pub for the first time. :) As it was their ID was barely adequate to get them in - school ID and health care card were just enough - and they decided not to buy any alcohol anyway. Which I'm sort of glad about, to be honest; it's good that they know they can go out with their mates and not have to drink. Mind you, they've not grown up with the idea that alcohol is a regular part of life: their dad is a teetotaller and if I have more than three beers over summer I'm a complete lush.

They got home very late though, having seen a movie in the city then come home by public transport. Was quite proud of them for their independence... and not having to haul myself out of the house late at night to go and pick them up from somewhere. (Oh, I would, any time. I've made that very clear to them.)
We had been planning on seeing Branagh's Hamlet this afternoon but decided to skip it, because of the forementioned lateness in getting and home, and also cos we all have so much homework to be doing.
We will still be going to Pacific Rim this thursday, though. That's definite.

The cubs' birthday cake. Made by soulsis, iced by Penny. :)


Thursday, August 08, 2013


... haven't stuck my nose in here for a while. Been distracted on tumblr, mostly, and while tumblr is great for fandomy stuff, I tend not to record the everyday things there, or anywhere other than here, really. Which means that I essentially have no record of what's been going on for the past couple of months. Oops.

So what has been going on?
First: today is my eariversary. Yes, on this day a year ago I had an operation that nearly completely returned the hearing in my buggered up right ear. :) The ear is still good, but the change in my tastebuds hasn't completely resolved. My capacity to taste 'sweet' has diminished a bit. Not lifethreateningly inconvenient.

What else?
I've just completed a course in Certificate IV Training & Assessment. Well, sort of. I've attended all the study days - 8 in total - but I still have to hand in the assignments.

Cubs and I have seen Pacific Rim three times so far. Once in 2D, once in 3D and once in Imax 3D, which was the bestest! We'll be going to see it again in a week or so, at the Astor with the other fans.
Cubs and I have also seen the new Trek movie twice, and a Baz Luhrman double (Romeo & Juliet and Moulin Rouge) at the Astor.

Oh, and there's been a new trailer released for the next Thor movie.

[muffled squealing]

Oh hey, look! 24 hours after it was released it has almost 2m views...