Sunday, April 27, 2008

deleted scene...

for no apparent reason, here is possibly the funniest deleted scene ever

I sat for no apparent reason...really, I guess, the reason is it's my blog and I'll damn well put what I please :)

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Dear Rachel, are you a complete moron?

Grr. Why do people always assume other people are stupid?

OK, wait, that's probably unfair coming from me...but seriously. I spend three years studying science at Adelaide Uni. Why would anyone think I got through that without some understanding of processes and protocol?

Why the rant? I'm trying to organise my honours project for next semester. I emailed a few people who work in the fields that I am interested in. One of them has been really lovely and helpful. The other asked if I had talked to the honours supervisor about my academic eligibility and possible supervisors. Um, what? You think I picked you randomly, trying to bypass the pesky process of actually being organised?

Meh. Hopefully I'll still discuss projects with him, but I'm thinking someone who a)doesn't remember I was in his class a year ago and therefore should know that yes, I am academically qualified and b) thinks I am a moron may not be the best honours supervisor...

And now I have a cold. Meh. Meh meh meh.

Monday, April 21, 2008


So, after the excitement of Wednesday, things went pretty much downhill...on Thursday the recruitment agency rang to say the client had changed their mind so I don't have temp work after all. Which led to me feeling crappy for the next 3 days or so...went out with the girls, though, so that was nice, except I ended up with a neck headache, something I've been trying to avoid, which keeps threatening to rear it's ugly head and I have a nasty feeling that sometime soon it's gonna blow and I'll be agony for a few days...bah...

Friday was rather uneventful, except at the end of it I still felt rather crappy and had a headache so the night out was postponed...

Saturday I had training all day for Emmaus...which meant sitting at a computer with someone who didn't know how to use it very well whilst feeling crotchety and much fun...

Sunday I woke to find that somehow my scales have gotten broken, and despite having a lifetime warrantly, there's little I can do without a receipt. Bah. At least I had brunch to cheer me up

All up it was a busy but only mildly enjoyable weekend. In fact I enjoyed only a few bits of it, the rest kind of sucked.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


I had a call from the temp agency this morning and I have another 3 days work over the next 3 weeks. Which basically means I will get to go to Darwin for a bit of a holiday after all. Because it means money to pay for the ridiculously expensive airfares.

Except that I'm working as a receptionist in an aged care facility. Which basically means I will turn into my mother for those three days. But I'm fully aware that this isn't an entirely new phoenomenon and so I am quite accepting of my fate, really.

Monday, April 14, 2008

somewhat surprising

I've sort of been toying with the idea of starting a new blog for a while. I say new, really, I mean, one that I actually use and that is actually relevant compared to the one I started nearly 2 years ago. One that I can blog anything random that occurs to me. That said, you then have to give it a title, and that should say something about the content, you'd think. I mean, 'Rachel's Blog' is a stupid name for a blog if you're not 14, right? So I figured that the older I get (which makes me sounds like a middle aged twat, but meh) the more things that seem to surprise me. Which seems to me to be contradictory, because the more that you see, the less that should surprise you. But it doesn't seem to work like that.

For example, yesterday I was surprised by my own reaction to the news that someone I don't know, who I know only by a screen name and some rather witty/bitchy/snarky comments on another site, has leukaemia. Why do I care as much as I do? I mean, sure, I'm human, but you occasionally hear that celebrities or some such have these nasty diseases, yet my reaction to that sort of news is totally different. Surely it should be the same? In both instances these are total strangers who are not much more than a name to me, maybe a face. Yet I feel differently and that surprises me.

So, I figure I can blog things that surprise me. And all sorts of other random stuff that won't ever be relevant. Don't say you weren't warned. I say 'you', I'm assuming one day someone might actually read that egotistical? I have no idea. But I don't think it really matters, actually...