Saturday, October 31, 2009

I know God was all no Idols other then me, but....

I love this guy.

I found him through twitter, when one of the Madden brothers (i don't remember which, and they look the same so it doesn't make that much of a difference, right?) demanded he be followed, so like a good little lemming, i thought, why not? But i have to say, thanks Maddens.

Shane is smart, and angry and passionate and makes me think. He also sometimes makes me feel guilty but in the good, i need to be less selfish and help the world kinda way.

He is a part of the celebrity world, (He was totally in Survivor: Panama, so that makes people a celebrity, right?) but seems separate enough not to be fucked by it all.

He can totally put celebs in their place, and then on the other hand, bring the good ones out of the woodwork.

He seems like an amazing dad too, and I'm sure his son will be an great guy.

I think my most favorite thing though, is that he calls people mama and poppa. I don't know what it is, but i think that is awesome.

I think you all should check out his blog right now please.

And if that doesn't do it to you, watch this:

PS. This video is his submission video to Survivor, which is also pretty funny. Watch that too.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Friday on my mind.

I'm really really really really really really really really really really really
really really really really really really really really really really really really really
excited for Friday.

We are having a Halloween day at work.
Now, I'm not a Halloween person by any means.

But I'm super excited about it.

We in Oz, don't usually celebrate Halloween, cause instead of it being the end of summer, its the opposite.
So anyway, I'm really excited.
I am going to dress up, and I LOVE doing that.
I LOVE our Christmas parties for that exact reason as well.
I will be sure to put some photos up when the day is done.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Fuck, I hate secret blog stalkers.

If you read and are paranoid enough to think its all about you, and want to question it, ask ME. Don't ask someone else to ask me about it.

Oh and Yes, this time, it IS about you.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Music I heart.

So i have this thing on my phone that if i hear a song, it can tell me the name of the song, and the singer.

I listen to music all day at work, and USUALLY its kinda crappy music. But occasionally something awesome comes on, and i just need to know what it is.

Then i try and make my husband buy it for me to listen to. That part doesn't always work though.

I thought i would share my awesome music taste with everyone.

So enjoy!!

Bad Things ~ Jace Everitt

Not only is this song awesome, but it starts at the beginning of an AMAZING show*.

The Times They Are A Changin' ~ Bob Dylan

I tried to find the clip that was played at the beginning of WatchMen, but they were all not embedded.

Here It Goes Again ~ Ok Go

Song is pretty good too.

Lola-The Kinks

*Top Of The Pops-70s*

I love that this clip was filmed before i was born.
When i first heard The Kinks, i thought they were a new band with an old sound, but then i found out who they were and were glad.

So Human ~ Lady Sovereign

I'm not a dancer, but this sound
just makes me move.
Although, i usually just do it in my head.

Rain On Your Parade ~ Duffy
(Live from Webster Hall in NYC)

I love her voice. Although i do think
she looks like she got smacked in the mouth.

"Carry On Wayward Son" ~ Kansas

I admit. My love for this song started from

Tiny Dancer ~ Elton John
Almost Famous

I had to use this video. Just HAD to.

Points Of Authority/99 Problems/One Step Closer ~ Linkin Park & Jay-Z

I love 99 problems, but I LOVE the two as one.

Fight For Your Right to Party ~ Beastie Boys

Who doesn't love some good old Beastie Boys?

Limp Bizkit - Behind Blue Eyes

I know that The Who sang the original,
but i like this one.

There was gonna be 12 songs here, but Regina Spektor is not being friendly, so here is the link to her song that i like.
It really is quite good too.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


I don't understand people.

I don't understand people who used to work with me.

I don't understand people who used to work with me, and were happy enough to continue coming to work and getting paid to do barely anything.

I don't understand people who used to work with me, and were happy enough to continue coming to work and getting paid to do barely anything but then when they get fired (or leave but its usually the people who were fired, cause they are probably bitter), talk shit about the company.

I don't understand people who used to work with me, and were happy enough to continue coming to work and getting paid to do barely anything but then when they get fired (or leave but its usually the people who were fired, cause they are probably bitter), talk shit about the company and encourage others to do it too.

Now, i don't talk too highly of where i work, i admit it, but i still work there. I'm making little to no effort to find a new job, but that is MY choice.

When/IF i ever leave, i will not be one of those people who say bad stuff about my previous (as it will be then) workplace. They were good enough to let me work there, and pay and that's all they had to do.

Sure, i didn't get the promotion that i wanted, or the pay rise, but i wasn't fired either. I wasn't told, your role is now cleaning the bathrooms, or doing something completely different to what i signed up for.

Yes, i could have wanted more or i could have expected more, (and i have), but in the end, i still had a job, and even if i was fired, (usually) THROUGH MY OWN DOING, it wasn't something that i wasn't aware of.

Like i said, i don't understand people.

Thursday, October 15, 2009


I work in a call centre. Just letting you all know one more time, if you are new or forgot.

We are an Australian call center that is slowly getting smaller and smaller. I no longer have much to hate about that, to be honest.

Anyway, we have another center in Manila, Philippines. Now I don't know how much coverage the recent typhoonS (PLURAL) has been given, but i have heard a LOT about them.

A Facebook friend who recently moved over there from here, put up a few photos when the first typhoon was just starting and we hear a lot about it through work.

Now, I believe 100's have lost their lives and countless more have lost their homes and possessions.

That kills me.

While talking to a few of them on the phones, i have been told the following:

~ I have been off work for the past week cleaning the 12 inches of MUD and water from the first floor of my house. And it still not fully clean, but i had to come back to work.

~ I (and a few others) have been at work since Saturday, cause we couldn't get back home yet. (this was on a Tuesday or Wednesday) * Imagine having to stay at your workplace because you can't go home? I don't know if i could have lasted that long and stayed sane.

~ Lucky my kids moved to the second floor when the waters came, because otherwise, i don't know what would have happened to them. (the person was at work when the waters came).

And these are just a few examples.

Like i said, it kills me.

I could not imagine anything like that happening or what i would do or how i would come back to work, or what.

But i want to say WOW to those people.

Work decided that we would take a donation to pass on to the people who need it over there. They also decided that what the people donated, the company would match, dollar for dollar.

Now we did a collection on a Wednesday, (the day BEFORE payday when most people are broke as), and we got an AMAZING amount. They then did a collection on Thursday and i think Friday, and then this email was sent out to everyone in the company.



Manila call centres have been impacted by the floods caused by Typhoon Ondoy. Flood waters of 8 metres and 110kph winds have wreaked havoc on manila and surrounding provinces. The typhoon has resulted in fatalities, injuries and homes lost, affecting an estimated 500,000 people. In many cases the flood waters rose at such a fast rate that few people had time to grab even bare necessities or valuables.

At present we are aware of over 250 people who work within the wider work partner groups who have lost their homes and all of their belongings. Some of those victims are part of our Eastwood team.

What are we doing to help?

Being part of the wider work family, Work are providing immediate funds and assistance to all of our partners including Eastwood, who have lost their homes. This will help them with basic essentials such as food, clothing and ensuring they have temporary shelter. We’ve also developed the Manila Flood Appeal, working in conjunction with World Vision to ensure that any donations you may choose to offer get to those most affected (and get there quickly). We’re working with our partners at Work and in Manila to work out what else people may need. For now, cash is the most appropriate way to give.

What the Australia team (that’s you guys) achieved

I appreciate it’s a bit of a tough time for some families, therefore I am so proud to announce that to date, you have collectively donated to the Eastwood crew a total of:

$2,200, collected by Chris’s team here in Oz.**

• The company will match dollar for dollar each & every dollar donated by you (we’ll wait til the final count & let you know how much that ends up being)

• Donations will go directly to the staff who are most in need

You’ll be kept updated on the progress of our Eastwood colleagues as news comes through.

Thank you,


****Names have been changed and the company name has been removed too. Sorry, but gotta keep it private***

Now, normally when we do a collection, even on a payday, we dont get ANYWHERE NEAR THAT AMOUNT. The most that i know that was collected was $400 when we wanted to get the customer service boss a Wii for his birthday. And there was a lot of guilt given to get that much!!

I have to say, when we need it, my work family really pulls it togethor and that makes me super proud to be part of that.

*Just so you know, our building over in Manila has a place for the workers to sleep normally, as some people travel from all over the country side (like a leyland brother), to get to work, so rather then travel home at like 11pm (when work ends), they can just stay there til the next day.

** This figure turned out to be wrong, it was almost $1500, but i think they decided to get the company to meet the amount that was emailed. But when doubled, that $1500 still equals 126,090.90 Philippine Pesos. Still a HUGE wow in my head.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


I think that even though they may be small and not lived many years that children can teach us a lot.

They haven't been hurt by the world or people yet.

They haven't seen the harm that can be caused.

They are still innocent, and free, and unashamed, and happy.

We could learn oh, so much from them.


I follow Post Secret on Twitter.

I think that that site is amazing.

Sometimes I can relate to so much of that, and other times, the secrets are so close to someone that you are shocked that they were able to write it down and send it in the mail.

Today they had this Tweet:

The site (its so important that it needs more then a hyperlink), is just so heartbreaking.

While i do want to post some of the pictures that were drawn, there is legal junk at the bottom of some of the pages, so i shouldn't.

But in these i can see that these kids have seen pain and hurt and sadness, and that kills me.

These poor children have done nothing, except be children and now they have pain, and guilt and choice, that is never the right one.

Children shouldn't have to feel like that.

Children should be free, and innocent and happy.


Sunday, October 11, 2009

Hey, Hey, what?

So I grew up with a show called Hey Hey its Saturday.
It was on about 10 years ago, and it was awesome.

It was on for a long time before i started watching it, and even before i was born (!!) but the time slots that it was on in changed a lot.

I loved it.

It WAS my childhood.

I have memories of when i was much much younger of having to go to bed when it finished and hoping every week that it went overtime, cause then i could stay up later. Then later on, as i got older, i got to watch the Saturday night movie after it.

Anyway, it was taken off air a while ago, and some people wanted it back on so bad, that they started a facebook group.
They succeeded and we got two reunion shows on a Wednesday night. (I'm guessing for ratings it wasn't put on a Saturday night.)

Now, lets all remember that this show started in the 70s.
It had a good 25+ year run.
That alone tells you that it was good.

As Wiki tells us:
'The presenters' constant ad-libbing and subversive humour (often laced with double entendre) soon attracted a cult following among younger and older viewers alike.'

It was something for the WHOLE family that kids could understand but had an adult 'secret jokes'. I don't think any show has been like that since.

Now, i started writing this post thinking that i was going to get into the whole hoopla that has been going on about a segment on the last show.

But to be honest, i don't get it.

Maybe im naive or something, but i think the whole thing has been blown out of proportion and it would really really suck if this wonderful show is not put on air, or is put on air,
but is altered because of it.

I just love that i got to be a child again and watch an awesome, fun, amusing show.

If you want to know more about Hey Hey, and even laugh at some of the get ups they wore during the shows, check it out here.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Prettiness in the Park

People are making Kings Cross super pretty and making me smile everyday.

For more info go here.

In other news, went to Trivia with my work last night. It was way fun, but there wont be a blog post about it, for two reasons.
1. I don't remember a lot of things from it.
2. the stuff i remember shall not be shared.