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Things! )

'Sprobably it. I think this week will be just the right side of busy.

Happy Monday!

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Lunchtime update today, if I can squeeze it in.

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I realise for a paragraph that started 'oh my, how lovely' that ended rather negatively. But it was lovely. I stayed home and Ari made mushroom soup and rubbed my feet and we caught up on Glee. Sunday, we went for a cat feeding mission again, then it was Sketchy's, which Ari was hosting again, then we went to Chop Chop to spend the £25 voucher they sent me. Hurrah!

2. On Friday I finished up my hours at Magnetic North. There may be a future there, but for now I pleased to have finished up that section of work, because it didn't quite go according to plan (my fault) and was stressing me a lot. Big weight off my shoulders.

3. Then I came home and, Ari was at uni getting pissed (HUGE deadline for her on Friday, lots of assignments in, she now has only her dissertation and no more classes) so I rearranged the furniture. I moved the sideboard sideways, and we now have it set up so the printer is a thing we can actually get to, and put paper in and stuff. Crazy biscuits. I can't remember if I mentioned this, but John and I investigated the attic a couple of weeks ago which was very fun. I am planning to box up a few things we need to keep but don't really need (like photos, and a Virgin Media box which they told us we have to keep (wtf btw?)) and stick them in the attic. It's part of a master plan to Sort Out The Study, which is part of a larger master plan to Sort Out The House, which is part of a larger master plan to Sort Out My Life

4. Went to a taster Zumba class, at the newly-reopened Calton Centre. It's only £4, and next to my house, so I think I might start going regularly.

5. Interviewed Tim Minchin. After a certain amount of delay in timings their end, I got put through, via the PR . It's the first time I've not just had someone's direct line to call. Obviously he's Too Big for that kind of thing. Still, it was exciting. 'Hello, Lizzie from The Skinny' he said 'Hello, Tim' I said, and managed not to giggle.

My feelings about Tim Minchin are in fact very mixed. I love his style, and the way he approaches comedy, and I'm really excited about his orchestra tour. I loved his Pope song because it got down to the important stuff, and 'White Wine in the Sun' has become an intrinsic part of Christmas in our household. But he's also a very Angry Atheist to the point of blind bitterness and losing track of aforementioned important stuff.

I had hoped to maybe get into all that a bit more with him, but I wasn't given much time, so I didn't. He asked me what I thought of Storm and what my views on religion v rationalism etc were. Re-listening to the poem afterwards, what I think is that it's bitter and self-contradictory. However, when he asked me I hadn't heard it in a long time, so all I could remember was it being quite forthrightly skeptical. I said that I thought skepticism could go too far sometimes, but that I really liked the Pope song and that my wife was Australian and we listened to White Wine in the Sun every Christmas, and cried. He said that was fantastic. I blushed.

Mostly because I still do occasionally, when coming out to people. I sometimes still feel awkward using the word 'wife', I suppose because it's not legally correct. I persist in doing it because I believe that is part of my small action to change society, but sometimes I blush. But it was also because I got a chance to tell the writer of one of my favourite ever songs that I loved it, and he seemed dead pleased. Hee hee.

Am planning a blog  / series of blogs about the whole religion/skepticism debate and may possibly use 'Storm' as a jumping off point. Let's see if that actually happens.

He direct messaged me on Twitter to say thank you. I giggled.

I am so contrary.

6. Got excited about a job and, after three phonecalls and two emails, was told the job did not exist, despite still being advertised. I know, illegal. I didn't report them because by that point it was the day before the advertised deadline. Seemed a bit pointless. There's another job being advertised at the moment that is quite shiny, so fingers crossed.

Ok,. that shot a tiny bit over my lunch hour. Better skedaddle, kids.

Have an aces week,

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Wow, this is the latest I've updated in a while. It's ok, not missing Monday. This is my 24th consecutive Actual Monday update. My record shall not be broken!

All-the-stuff )
Have a lovely lovely week,
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This was originally going to be called something like 'equilibrium'. But that was broken somewhat yesterday.

I'll keep this chronological, though. Skip to 4 if you like. Alternatively, skip 4 entirely. It's a bit bleak and personal and the whole thing is much cheerier without it.

many-things )

I hope you all have lives filled with love of all kinds, today and every day


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Last night's Scrabble game. We are so mature. Genuine game though. And the beautiful thing? We finished up exactly even - 280 points all.

Beautiful times.
Heh heh. Jugs.
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Happy brand spanking new year! I think it's going to be excellent.

to-begin... )
Fifty-two Happy Mondays to you all xxxxxxxxx
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fun-and-frolics )
Enjoy the end of November as we slide on the ice through to the end of the year!

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What a busy week I have been having.
Things )

Have an ace week!

Lizzie xxxxxx
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lizzie-this-week )

Happy everything to all,

Lizzie xxx
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I have been on a diet lately in an effort to rid myself of my newly acquired beer gut, and to become tanned and enviable so that when I come home I can say 'ya, well, just come back from Australia you know, it's soo hot darling yew just have to go swimming, it's the only way, ha ha ha ha...'ect in annoying smug way. It is the entire purpose of my visit here. But it is being thwarted by living in the office and then eating badly in the club and getting no excercise and becoming addicted to alcohol in the meantime. So I have swapped beer for merlot and chips for soup and when I get hungry during the day I don't eat toast with lots of butter, I eat fruit and almonds. I am already feeling much better, but unfortunately, it has given me NUTTY POO! I can actually feel the nuts on their way out. I would chew them more carefully to begin with, but to be frank the only reason I eat them is because I am fucking starving, and unmindful of the chewing 30 times rule.

Does anyone have any helpful diet suggestions? I really want to bore the bejesus out of everyone when I come home with my fantastic fitness. Recipes for good things and handy hints would be just wonderful.

Love to all,
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Ari's passport came through the other day and she officially has a visa stamp in it to come home, and stay until August 2008.

Yey xxxxx
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Last night Lizzie said that she loved me in many different ways. She said that there are lots of sides of her that she doesn't show anyone else. There are lots and lots of different Lizzies, but I love them all. And she said that there are many different types of Aris, but that each different one loved each of the different Lizzies. Imagine all those Lizzies and Aris in love at the same time! What a statistical improbibility.

That's basically what she said. (Not the last bit about statistics. That was me.) We were playing cards and smoking, so it was punctuated by the occasional wheeze of 'Mr. Fuzz, man...' but there it is. My girl is a poet. And has possible multiple personality disorder...
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I should be working but I am not. I am writing this instead. Lizzie is at the club and I am here, manning the office. I'm trying to do some very very boring data entry. I have Eddie Izzard on in the background in the next room, but this has the unfortunate effect of making me feel I am missing out on a party on the other side of the wall. I can't hear it properly, but I can hear them laughing. Laughing at miserable, supposed to be working me.

Poor me. Oh well. I am especially missing Georgie, Sian and Morag, seperately and for their own qualities. Can anyone confirm the rumour I have heard that Georgie is turning into a filthy hippie? If it is true, then yay! Welcome to greasy hair and clothes that smell like pot pourri. Of course Georgie will wash her hair and she will always smell of high street perfume.

My passport is coming back, having been accidentally sent to Melbourne. In it will hopefully be a visa home. Huzzah! Soon also will be Lizzie's rejection of her application to stay here, meaning that we will be home in August, looking browned and relaxed and full of culture, having just been to Fiji for research purposes (and swimming and sunbathing on beaches. Oh yes.) That's only a couple of months away, you know. That's really cool.

Much lurve. Happy birthday Erin.

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The Queensland theatre co wants to read my play too. Hurray!

I am very clever and pretty too.

Hope they like it. Love to all.


No, that's not all I'm going to say! How egocentric would that be, to just give you good news and then bugger off? That would be the behaviour of a poo brain or a star. And I am neither. (Sometimes I dream that maybe I am Elton John, but possibly because of the giant wigs. Giant wigs!!!!) (Lizzie says she would love me to be Elton John, and she says I am drunk. This is not true. She is drunk and she is just jealous because I am so great. Plus she wants big wigs as well and is ed off because she didn't think about it first. She does not like the idea of her being in role of Elton John's husband, who is not as talented and undoubtedly on the recieving end.)

About to get on plane back to Brisbane. Pleased to be going back to own sofa and bed etc but v sad to leave Melbourne. Melbourne, I love you and salute you. You are just like home. You are full of lovely people, but not my cool people.

Bye bye Melbourne.

Lizzie is delicious.



PS Melbourne has the coolest shops in the world and excellent clothes. We saw a beautiful jacket today which we wanted to buy for Becky 'cos she'd have loved it but it was lots ofmoney. If we had that we'd be quitting Dockside and moving to Melbourne for good (well, for 3 months) It also has excellent markets full fo hippyish cool clothes and masive jackets. Ari nearly bought a lovely wool and cashmere coat for when we go home but the stall guy was creepy and on closer inspection it wasn't all it purported to be. I will find her a beautiful one elsewhere and we will buy it and she will be filled with smiles. Yey.

We are not drunk. Tut.



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