Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Things go from bad to worse - I think I am due to have some good luck soon!!

Well I went to the dentist yesterday and it turns out I need a whole heap of dental work including all of my wisdom teeth out (which my mum and dad both assure me are the worst teeth to have pulled - awesome) at a total cost of $3,000.00 which is a heck of a lot of money!!

So it's painful on both the bank balance and the mouth - my first dentist's appointment will be 90 minutes long to have a whole bunch of fillings done. I have to have it done ASAP though as one of my teeth is getting really close to being a root canal which is something I really don't want done.

I said to the dentist that I had no idea that my teeth were that bad and he said that most people don't really feel any pain in their teeth until it's really serious...hummm....I guess it's good to get them before they are too nasty but not something you really want to pay for when you're saving for a house and a massive amount of Christmas Travel and the general expensive of Christmas.

Well - that's enough of a spazz out about that - but I'm sure there will be numerous nervous posts on here prior to me having the three (yes!! three!!) appointments I have to have to fix my teeth.

I've been going through a bit of a down cycle of late - what with my supposed endo (I still haven't heard anything from the hospital in regard to my operation) and a number of different little things that have gone wrong in the last year....I think it's about time I had some good luck in my life!!

Monday, October 30, 2006

Thank A Feminist

If you're female and...

you can vote, thank a feminist....

you get paid as much as men doing the same job, thank a feminist....

you went to college instead of being expected to quit after high school so your brothers could go because "You'll just get married anyway", thank a feminist....

you can apply for any job, not just "women's work", thank a feminist...

you can get or give birth control information without going to jail, thank a feminist. ...

your doctor, lawyer, pastor, judge or legislator is a woman, thank a feminist....

you play an organized sport, thank a feminist....

you can wear slacks without being excommunicated from your church or run out of town, thank a feminist....

your boss isn't allowed to pressure you to sleep with him, thank a feminist....

you get raped and the trial isn't about your hemline or your previous boyfriends, thank a feminist....

you start a small business and can get a loan using only your name and credit history, thank a feminist...

you are on trial and are allowed to testify in your own defense, thank a feminist....

you own property that is solely yours, thank a feminist....

you have the right to your own salary even if you are married or have a male relative, thank a feminist....

you get custody of your children following divorce or separation, thank a feminist....

you get a voice in the raising and care of your children instead of them being completely controlled by the husband/father, thank a feminist....

your husband beats you and it is illegal and the police stop him instead of lecturing you on better wifely behavior, thank a feminist....

you can breastfeed your baby in a public place and not be arrested, thank a feminist....

you marry and your civil human rights do not disappear into your husband's rights, thank a feminist....

you have the right to refuse sex with a diseased husband [or just "husband"], thank a feminist....

you have the right to keep your medical records confidential from the men in your family, thank a feminist....

you have the right to read the books you want, thank a feminist....

you can testify in court about crimes or wrongs your husband has committed, thank a feminist....

you can choose to be a mother or not a mother in you own time not at the dictates of a husband or rapist, thank a feminist....

you can look forward to a lifespan of 80 years instead of dying in your 20s from unlimited childbirth, thank a feminist....

you can see yourself as a full, adult human being instead of a minor who needs to be controlled by a man, thank a feminist.

Well that was a pretty average weekend...

I was really looking forward to Celia's party on Saturday night - it was a nice day during the day and seen as I am feeling pretty unfit right now Rich and I decided to go for a walk - and even though I didn't think it was particulary sunny - I got sunburn and I think sunstroke. When I came home I had a bit of a headache so decided to have a bit of a rest before the party and I didn't really want to have a headache at the party. When I woke up I had the worst headache ever, my sinus' were hurting and my wisdom teeth hurting and man was I ever sick!! So I couldn't go to the party which I was so bummed about because I hate letting people down and also because I really really wanted to go - I hadn't seen a couple people for a while and I was really looking forward to catching up with everyone. I was just so annoyed at being so sick.

Anyways I think it was sunstroke because I woke up on Sunday morning feeling fine - not that I could actually go and do anything because it rained all day!! I did some fimo, some cross-stitch and also I read and read and read.

In the afternoon we did actually go out and do something, Nankz came and picked us up and we went to Midnight Expresso to have a coffee (well hot chocolate actually) with Nankz & Paul. After coffee it was time to go and watch "Fast Food Nation" as there was a screening for Paul's professional body (he's a dietician). It was a really good movie, and excellent movie, but it was one of those movies that made you just realise basically how f*cked everything in the world is. The worst scene was the butchery "Kill Floor" scene at the very end - most of which I just couldn't even bring myself to watch because it was just so disgusting (this coming from someone who can watch hours of zombie/horror flicks) and it made me so glad that it has been years I have eaten beef (or pork or lamb) although it made me question the fact that I am eating chicken and fish and made me think maybe I could go full vego - because I don't think that chicken's in fact get treated much better than cows.

Anyways - enough from me - I have to get ready for work - and I have to go to the dentist today (joy!).

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Another Friends Blog...

Ange told me a little while ago that she had started a blog of her own - but I just hadn't gotten around to adding a link - well now I have!! Awesome - I love it when my friends have blogs too:)

Also - yah it is Saturday morning. The girls are aqua jogging this morning but I'm not really feeling up to it as it has been a bit of a rough week (I didn't even get to go and see Superette last night like I wanted too because I was feeling so tired).

Oh well I went to the Doctor yesterday and I got some more meds though so hopefully I will be on the right track again, and I hope I won't get too tired at Celia's party tonight.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Subversive Cross Stitch!!

Yah!! My Subversive Cross stitch has arrived:)

I got the book a while ago and Mella, Rich & I went out to Spotlight over the weekend to get a few crafty bits and pieces and I got the stuff to start my first Subversive Cross Stitch project (the "Please Kill me" design).

Then yesterday my "WTF?" kit arrived in the mail - along with a badge and a few other bits and pieces.

I've stared the the "Please kill me" design and it seems to be working out pretty well considering I haven't done cross-stitch in over 10 years.

Monday, October 23, 2006

The long weekend is nearly over...

"sigh" back to work tommorrow - but one of the benefits of a long weekend is that the following week is only four days long - wicked!!

Anyways it was a pretty good long weekend - it was great to catch up with Conor and Sue over the weekend and celebrate Sue's Birthday at Strawberry Fare (even if it was the worst service EVER!!).

Also managed to finally get my hair cut and coloured over the course of the weekend, I saw a play at Bats with Conor, Sue and Rich and also helped Kat with her stall at Craftwerk.

Well - anyways - here's some photo's from Sue's Birthday dinner :)

Friday, October 20, 2006

Yah! Today is Friday!!

It's been another LONG week but today is finally Friday and we have a long weekend this weekend - hurrah!!

Sue is flying into Wellington today at 7pm - so we're all going out to Harem tonight for dinner, coffee, dessert or whatever - It's going to be fun:)

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Well I'm not feeling much better but I've cheered up a bit...

Mostly because Conor and Sue will be here for the weekend so it's a good chance for a whole bunch of us to get together and hang out and do fun Wellington type things.

Also, Conor, Sue and Alaina have decided to come down to Wellington for New Years - which is fantastic - it will be fun to have them down here and also it will make it cheaper for us during the busy christmas time with all the other traffic we have to do!

Also - yesterday - I got the new Phillipa Gregory book from Whitcoulls for half price in their sale! Woohoo!! But I still need to get a Young Adults book for book club next month...hummm...

Well time for a shower and get ready for work - 'sigh'

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Still not feeling that great...

But I am going to go into the office today - I don't really feel like I can take another day off - but if I do feel too unwell I will come back home.

I am getting majorly frustrated by the whole thing - in particular my inability to exercise. I'm finding this SO frustrating. I had to work so hard to lose weight and get my level of fitness up and now I feel like I am losing my fitness - my alarm still goes off early but I feel like I just can't get out of bed which sucks so much - It's the worse feeling in the world. My routine used to be to get up at 5:45am and go to the gym for an hour before work and I am struggling to do it. Last week I managed to get up early and exercise three times which made me feel a lot better - but I've not been able to get up at all this week and it's making life really hard.

I seriously don't want to keep losing my fitness and I don't want to put on weight (which is of course what happens when you don't exercise)....I just hope I get my operation soon...

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Another day off work for me grrr...

Why am I off work you may ask? Well it's nothing good I assure you - my endo is getting worse again - like it was a little while ago when I had to go up to women's emergency at the hospital. I'm beginning to get way over this all - it just seems so unfair that I should be sick like this and it should go on and on and on while I wait for the operation...

I just try and keep telling myself that there are people out there that are a hell of a lot worse off than myself - I mean at the end of the day endo won't kill me but it's just seriously bringing me down.

Oh well that's enough depressing talk from me for now - hopefully I will feel up to going to the office tommorrow - there's only so much hanging out at home by yourself you can do before you start going completely stir crazy (especially when you live in a little cave like I do).

Monday, October 16, 2006

Wind Turbine

Yesterday Rich and I decided to go for a walk to Brooklyn and go and check out the wind Turbine - despite the weather - here's the pics!

A photo taken approaching the wind turbine - this thing is massive! You really have no idea just how big it is until you're up close!
A photo of Rich and I under the turbine - it's so loud standing under this thing!
Another foggy view of the wind turbine!
Just a scenic view of Wellington on the way up to the wind turbine
A photo of me standing under the wind turbine - it was seriously windy! Photo of me in front of the Wellington scenery Rich & Me in front of some Welly Scenery Rich standing at the base of the wind turbine.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Saturday morning at last...

Well it feels like last week was a very long week with finnishing off my final essay for my course, a busy week at work and not feeling particulary fantastic health wise (one day I will come home and there WILL be a letter in the mailbox telling my my operation is due to go ahead "sigh").

But this week I actually managed to go to the gym 3 times which was fantastic - I know I used to be able to go 6 times a week no worries but these days I really struggle to go most days because I don't feel good at all so going 3 times in one week is a really good effort for me.

Well what am I up to this weekend? I was orginally going to go to Nats Rocky Horror Party tonight but after paying for a whole bunch of the stuff for the horror party, a couple of birthdays presents as well as uni course fees I am too poor to go - because it's a rocky horror party and I really can't afford to get a costume together, present, drinks..."sigh".

So instead we have decided that we will go to a gig up at the Carter Observatory tonight - with Dukes of Leisure and another band that Rich's old tutor from Natcol is in - so it should be a good gig with an interesting venue.

Last night Rich and I went to dinner at Ross' and watched "Land of the Dead" with him which was pretty cool - so we watched "Dawn of the Dead" last weekend and the sequel this weekend which was quite cool. Hopefully Ross enjoyed it - I don't know if it was really his bag!

Today I'm off up to the Women's Room for a while and then going to meet the girls and go for a walk along the waterfront, which will be good, hopefully it's not too windy out there - looks pretty overcast right now but I hope it's not windy - you can never really tell down in this little cave we live in.

Tommorrow I think Rich & I are going for a daywalk and in the afternoon I am catching up with Jo & Nats and going to the beach to hang out for a bit (like we used to do in our 7th form days) and then in the evening I am going to finally catch up with Mella - she's invited us to her new house on The Terrace which sounds really fantastic - I can hardly wait to see it!

Well I best go and get organised to go to the Women's Room or I'll be late!!

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Finally - here thery are - The Horror Dinner Party Photos!

Well - the waiting is over - here are my (& some of Jess') photo's from the horror dinner party!

Rich and I - the whole Gomez & Morticia thing didn't go quite to plan - but we look scary enough!

Inspired by the film - we had a bit of a "Dawn of the Dead" moment
I really like this photo of Jess & I - Morticia & Witch Lady!
Georgie and Me - aka Spider Lady and Morticia!!
Jaimee, Georgie and Marc settling in for some quality zombie film watching
A picture of me modelling my "Secret Jack Skeleton Present" - Flashing Redneck Teeth - The wonders of modern technology!
Another picture of my lovely self and the lovely Jess
Marc as "Death"
Photo of "the girls" - not in Zombie mode
Now that's something you don't see everyday - A Demon, Death and a Spider Lady!
Just some gossip between a witch, a mad women and a spider lady!!
Jess & Andrew
Celia casting a spell over Simon - perhaps?
Celia and her pendant of "doom" - well that's what I like to call it anyways - actually it's a funky necklace she got for her Secret Jack Skeleton
Celia, Jaimee and Ange
The Girls - Again!!
Bredan Before.....
......and after....
Ange trying on some "tattoo sleeves" - wow! The tattoos look so real!
Ange & Brendan

A random demon - also know as Andrew!

Friday, October 06, 2006

Well tonight's the big night!

Tonight's the night of the Horror theme dinner party over at Jess' - I'm hoping that it goes a bit better than the vodka making session at Jess' last night which ended with vodka jellies on the floor!! They just seemed to roll off the tray when I tired to put them in the fridge to set:( But I did get an e-mail from Jess later saying they had set - phew!!

Well at least my costume is now all sorted and Rich is going to grab "Dawn of the Dead" and "Cabin Fever" after work for the film screenings.

I also have to pick up some paper plates and some ice cream after work on the way to Jess' for the ice cream sundae's.

Well I best get ready for work and OMG it is still bloody freezing!!

Thursday, October 05, 2006

It is SO SO Cold!

Maybe I'm being a wuss but I can't help but being SO SO cold - it feels like the middle of winter again - in fact I had to drag out some winter work clothes this morning.

Oh well I best get ready for work - thank God I have a heater at work under my desk.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Big Day Out 2007!!

Although I know that by the time the first Big Day Out announcement rolls around the end of the year is just around the corner (which is quite depressing as it usually leaves me pondering "what the hell have I done in the last year!??!") I can't help but get excited but the announcement - maybe it's because it's something to look forward to at the end of the xmas/new year chaos - maybe because I will know that if I don't see a single gig for the rest of the year it won't matter because the BDO is always wicked cool (except for the extreme sunburn and drunken bogans).

Anyways the first announcement for BDO for 2007 came out today - and the line up so far is........

Tool (which will enhance the bogan quota a lot but hey if I can handle Metallica I can handle Tool)
The Violent Femmes (OMG!)
The Killers
Eskimo Joe
My Chemical Romance
Spank Rock
The Veils
The Mint Chicks
The Tutts


I know this is wrong on so many levels but it appeals to my sick sense of humour...

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Illicit store opening in Wellington!!

Well as many of you know I have a slight addiction to Misery and Illicit clothing...unfortunatly there is no Misery/Illicit store in Wellington which means paying higher prices for my favourite labels at other stores or waiting to visiting the stores when I am in Auckland or Christchurch - well no more!!

I am on the Illicit mailing list and just got an e-mail saying a Misery/Illicit shop is opening in Wellington in November - Wicked!

Some good news

On Sunday I heard from my friend Chaykham that she has got engaged to her boyfriend - yah for them!

Rich and I are now also Aunty and Uncle again as Rich's sister Lisa had a baby boy on Sunday - good news:)

Oh well I better go and get ready for work now - bleh - that's not good news!

Monday, October 02, 2006

I forgot to say last night....

Thank you to Celia!! On Saturday I recieved a postcard she sent me whilst she was in Surfers Paradise:)

Sunday, October 01, 2006

General Update....

Well my blogging over the last week hasn't been up to my usual obssessive standard so here's what I've been up to lately.

Well on Friday Jess asked me for a drink and Ross asked me to some dance thing at the New Zealand Film archive but I decided I really couldn't go to either. The last week or so my "sort of" endo has got quite bad again "sigh" and I am shortly going to run out of my painkillers so back to the Dr for me again I guess....I dread to think how much money I have spend on Dr's since this whole "supposed" endo thing has happened to me.

Anyways - because I wasn't up to being my usual social self on Friday Rich and I decided to get out a couple of DVD's but we have only watched one so far going to watch the other one tonight. The one we watched on Friday night was called "Dig" and it was basically the story of the Dandy Warhol's and another band called the "Brian Jonestown Masscre" who were basically their best mates and then sort of rivals...it was a really interesting movie actually....we were going to see it at the cinema but just never got there so it was good to finally see it.

But on Friday night I did get a text from Mariella saying that she had made it to Wellington safe and she is now at her sister's in Khandallah - which is really cool - I can't wait to see her at the Horror dinner party on Friday if not before.

Anyways Saturday was slightly more productive than Friday - I got up and went to the Women's Room at 10 and finished off my book for bookclub when I was there, then I went to meet the usual posse (Jess, Ange, Celia, Georgie & Jaqui) at The Goblin Cafe for lunch - there was discussion of a girls night involving the chocolate fountain that Celia got for her engagement party and cocktails...could be a very fun night but also very dangerous on the waistline.

I then went down to the Occidental to catch up with Jo and Cindy for a drink. It was good to catch up with those two - except it doesn't sound like Jo is having much luck with her stinky landlord at the moment.

Then last night Rich and I went out, we started off with dinner at Katipo and then went for a walk along the waterfront for a bit - it was a beautiful night and although windy - not crazy windy!

We then headed over to Bats for the play we were seeing called "Yours Truely". When I booked the tickets for the play I didn't realise it was 2 hrs 20 mins long - which seems like a really long time....but this play is absolutely fantastic and the time moves pretty quickly (plus unlike a movie you do get intermission!).

The play was the story of JackThe Ripper (well at least one of the theories of Jack the Ripper) and it was fantastic - it was completely intense but the actors were all amazing and really drew you into the story and in parts it was scary as hell! I would recomend that everyone go and see it - I think it's the best play I have ever seen.

Today we didn't do that much - ended up getting up quite late due to daylight savings upsetting my sleep pattern a bit. We did a big walk out to Brooklyn to check out a really cutie cutie house. Then went and had lunch in a cafe in Brooklyn - we began to walk up to the wind turbines - but then the rain really set in and although we are used to walking in rain this was really soaking us so decided to head back down and have a hot choc at the cafe at the movie theatre in Brooklyn instead and walk home when the rain had stopped.

When we got home I set up the blog for the "Reclaim the Night" march - which seemed to take forever...but the link for it is below - I think I did an ok job - I am pretty used to blogging now days after all -


So tonight we are watching the other DVD we got out on Friday - It's called "Suspiria" and it's an Italian Zombie film - apparently it's meant to be scary as Hell - In fact the cover said "The only thing scarier than the last 12 minutes of this film is the first 81". It's one of those cult horrors I have been meaning to watch forever but have never quite got there so it will be good to finally see it.

Anyways best sign off - I've been writing this whilst making tea at the same time and it should be done shortly then it will be Suspiria time!