Monday, March 31, 2008

New things

Okay - my parcel arrived. I got a unazukin and 2 hidamari no tami for myself - although charles has climed the unazukin:


Watch this:

I'll take photos of the hidamari later in the week.

We also have a fully finished fence now:

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Hmm, I accidentally won a doll today - I had forgotten about it, and so when I saw that it had 2 minutes to go - I was like 'phhh I'll just put $2 more on it' to see how high the bidding would go - and I ended up winning it!!! I can't tell C because I'm an idiot.

I spent this afternoon putting in a back yoke in the jeans pattern, I also tried a different method of putting in a waistband. So now I'm pretty much ready to make some to sell.

Although I hate putting in snaps - because it takes me about 5 goes (and snaps) to make them work correctly. I'd put in a jeans button - but I hate sewing button holes too!!! I like putting in zips though @.@

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Pure Neemo

I will be making some doll clothes today - I should start soon,,, instead I have been searching for info about Pure Neemo: I love that they are chubby. - a blythe with a Pute Neemo body - lots of pics - Snotty Cat? I love the name of them - the designers page - yahoojapan address

Friday, March 28, 2008

Flash backs

Tonight I donned blue eyeshadow and mascara, crimped my hair and put it half-up with a fair bit of fringe to the side. Yes tonight was 80's Roller Disco Night!!!

I made some CDs last night, but I was put on the late shift so I missed out on all the "good" music.

Have since been watching Agro's Cartoon Connection outtakes - Argo was such a ditry bugger:

Still no large post parcels for me - hopefully Monday.

Running out of Easter Eggs...

Wednesday, March 26, 2008


I'm home from doctor's appointment - all went well with my knee Yay!! Chihiro is stuck to me like velcro - follows me from room to room - and is at the moment being my desk warmer.

Other then that - not much is happening - C is doing a uni assignment :P

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

what's up

I'm eating chocolate - a big chocolate bunny to be exact. Today was just extra long and I'm tired - might go an have a nap if the chocolate doesn't kick in soon.

About a week ago, I broke down and bought myself some cute stuff, although some of it is for birthday presents. However I got myself an Bandai Unazukin - she nods her head to answer questions. And I also got two (an original type and a xmas one) Tomy hidamari no tami. They are solar powered head nodding things. So super kawaii things coming my way, ne?

Anyway, I got excited because there was a "You have a parcel" card in the PO Box today - but they had just put it into the wrong box :(

Also - he's a good looker isn't he? Definetly into realistic dolls.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Forgotten Crafting

While I was in Brisbane a month or so ago I bought some really nice yarn, a dark turquoise with sequins. So instead of going out on the town I spent the night making a scarf while watching Hairspray.

First of all I French Knitted the yarn to make it thicker to work with then I finger knitted!

I learnt to finger knit from this image here I'm amazed that it is still there to be honest.

French knitted is when you use a finger instead of a crochet hook - so really it could be called Finger Crochet?


I also bought some fine black crochet thread - so I want to make a few doilies X-)

Friday, March 14, 2008

Well - we survived catering for the masses. It went ok - still to count money though.

My feet are like minced meat though.

Thursday, March 13, 2008


It didn't work - it stopped.

WTF - how to use gigeshare and yastorage

OK - I have been waiting for ages to get this episode downloaded by bittorrent, finally found a website called - which has it.

But I'm so frustrated and I have only just worked out how to download from the place they use -

You go to the URL, and wait until the word 'continue' or something shows up- which you click on.

You then click on the big blue arrow.

Which then takes you to - where you click the word 'Request' to the the left of the screen.

Then you find the words 'Downloading File' - in which one letter has a link to the actual file.

Oh my god!!! What is this? Some kind of secret club? I feel like Indiana Jones and the Website of Crap.

EDIT: I have it! and it seems to work with the sub file I have - Yeah FINALLY! Gapyoo!


GHAA! I deleted not only the hjsplitted files, but also the joined files for an episode I was about to watch. I've run a restoration, but I've only found an episode which appears to be the next one. I don't know what I have done.

So - redownloading it, and guess what - the last file is unavailable 'at the moment'.

I shared my pattern for jeans:

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

a ok

Liana hit me up to cater this Friday for the netball trials, but I'm okay with it because I have organised as much as I can! Liana is just happy that someone is doing - she doesn't care otherwise if we sell sausages on bread or a full three course meal. PHEW!

Managed to finish these off last night - jeans for Mazin. Hopefully I can scan the pattern tonight and put them on the net.

mazins jeans

No other news - Charles is almost finished watching Nodame Cantible! It is so good, and at the moment is a tie with Lovely Complex for my favourite manga/anime/live action suite!!!

Saturday, March 08, 2008


Last night was Krystal's 18th birthday - makes me feel so old. Most of my night was spent with two current senior students and an ex-student (and C too!). It's funny because as my students get older I can be more normal/human around them.


Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Pee tales

It has taken forever for this to load... I was going to tell you that I was busting for a pee but I couldn't go because an ex-pupil of mine was working near my toilet... but I really needed to go and I was sick of waiting, so I went.

When I went downstairs - he wasn't around - the coast was clear. I made it to the toilet and made moves to relieve myself when he dropped a piece of wood or something just out of the window and gave me a heart attack.

It's so hard trying to pee when you know someone is just right there!!!

I dealt with an amusing situation today. One of my students had poop on the brain. We were working with paint colour chips and he found a really awful brown/green chip. The class agreed - yes it was baby poop coloured - he then proceeded to tease the girl sitting beside him by touching her with the chip and saying 'I pooped on your arm' etc...

After a while we had had enough of it, it stopped being funny and he ignored my directions to stop it. So I found a yellow one and walked towards him with a huge grin on my face - his eyes widened and the whole class started laughing - 'Stop it, or I will pee on you.'

That cracked up the whole class but it was okay because we were having fun doing a fun project - planning a mural. I hope the parents don't take it out of context though - can you imagine the up roar it I had really threatened to pee on him!!!

It frustrates me because if I didn't use humour (or sarcasm) then the only option I would have had with that boy was to send him outside or to the Principal. Sending him outside allows him to distract other classes and doesn't teach him anything because missing out on class is usually a good thing. Sending him to the Principal really doesn't do much either except he also gets to sit on a comfy chair, get chatted to and then sent back to class.

I talk about school far too much.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Holy Crack Heads

I just finished writing our ICT plan for this year - and I had until Friday to do it!!!

Last night we went and saw a friend of the family that was passing through town - it's a rare thing out here.

Mmmm, I think a deserve some chocolate!!! I love the eggs that have the white and yellow icing in it - I love Easter. I price up an easter egg out here - $7.00!!!

Monday, March 03, 2008

Tickling my Fancy

I've just finished watching the Japanese version of It Started With A Kiss - some of it made more sense then the Taiwanese but it was too short and didn't have as much character development. It still 'tickled my fancy' - lol a student said this today - they say some funny old fashioned things sometimes - I remember one saying 'It's feeling a bit nippy today' - Bahahaha - nippy!!!!

I have some work to do - but I can't seem to get motivated!

Saturday, March 01, 2008

I found this website - because I have trouble hearing the 2nd and 3rd tones this is going to be really helpful. It is an online game that sounds out pinyin and you have to figure out the tone.

My first score is 50 correct 25 wrong!!! One third of my answers are wrong!

I just had another go and got 50 correct and 16 wrong. Dang those 2nd and 3rds.

I'm back

from out of space... well it was really Surfer's Paradise but it did feel like a whole other country. I woke up at 3 this morning, to catch a bus before 4 to go to the Brisbane airport by 6 to catch a plain at 7 to get to Longreach for 9, to wait for Charles to get there after 10, and to get home to sleep at 12.

The conference was good - and I am now an accredited facilitator of the ICT license - which really means nothing to you if you're not a teacher at EQ - but it took a year to get so I'm really happy about it.