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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Patricks Place Saturday Six

1. When you write on your blog, are you more often trying to entertain, inform or persuade?

It's more for sharing my life, like a journal.

2. Do you feel you’re successful most of the time?

Not really

3. Do you consider yourself to be more bold online than in person, or the other way around?

Probably more bold online.

4. Who would be most embarrassed if they read your blog?

I don't think anyone would be.

5. Take the quiz: What Kind of Communicator Are You?

You Communicate Honestly

You don't mince words. You are to the point and all about the facts.

However, you are charming enough to tell people the truth yet still not offend them.

It's likely that you have a hilarious, no holds barred sense of humor. And you sure tell an entertaining story!

You're also quite open. People can ask you anything, and you don't shy away from controversial conversation topics.

6. What do you think the biggest change has been in your online writing in the past year?

I think I talk more about my feelings now.

Saturday Six - Doctors & Health

Do you rush straight to the doctors when you feel ill?
Not usually, unless I know I have to. I havn't been to the doctors since moving to the USA from Australia as we don't have health care here. I am used to free health care in Australia.

Do you have trouble trying to make an appointment with your doctor?
In Australia I did, my doctor was very popular.

When was the last time you visited your doctor?
The last time I saw my own doctor in Australia would have been at least 6-8 months ago. I did go for a physical here in the USA for immigration in December though.

When someone close to you is ill, are you caring and considerate or do you try to stay away so you don’t catch anything?
I try to look after them as best I can. I will usually catch it no matter what anyway.

Have you ever made the excuse that your ill to get off work/school/college etc?

What really annoys you about people when they are ill?
When they complain about being sick but won't go to the doctor or take their medicine.

Photo Hunt - Thankful

I am thankful for such a wonderful family!

This was taken at Christmas:


Saturday 9

1. What is the last "white" lie that you told?
I can't remember to be honest. I try not to lie.

2. Can you forgive a liar?
Depends on the lie.

3. Do you tend to exaggerate or underestimate?
Sometimes but not when its important.

4. Do you hold a grudge?
If someone has wronged me I always remember.

5. What's the biggest lie you've ever told?
I kept my pregnancy from my mother when I was pregnant with my son for a long time.

6. Are there times that you feel that it is okay to lie?
Yes but only when its best to.

7. Did you ever end a relationship because of lies?

8. Do you think you can tell when someone is lying to you?
Depends on the person, my son & husband yes.

9. Have you been caught lying?
Of course, but not often, I am good.

Friday, February 27, 2009

the friday five

What tastes best covered in chocolate?

Why do you eat chocolate the way you do (or don't)?
I eat it normally???

Do you know how chocolate is made?
Yep, even been to a chocolate factory

If you knew you would live 5 years longer if you never ate any chocolate again, would you give it up?
No way what would life be without chocolate!

Have you ever had carob?
Yes it was blugghhhh

Photo Friday - City Life

The city I lived in from 1991 - 2008

Perth, Western Australia

Perth city & the ferry

Perth at night

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Sky Watch Friday


Thursday Thunks

1. What kind of dryer sheets do you use?
Usually Snuggle but am trying Gain at the moment.

2. How many times a week do you eat out/order in?
once or twice

3. What did you do the night of your high school graduation?
I didn't graduate High School.

4. So Octomom is rumored to have been offered a million bucks to do a porno. Would you do it for a million?

5. If your child was born with an extra finger or toe, would you have it surgically removed?
Only if is was going to cause the child problems, if not then why remove it?

6. What was the last movie you saw?
The Da Vinci Code (on DVD)

7. I wanna buy you a dozen roses, what color should they be?
Any, I love them all.

8. You are walking across the street, you are not quite half way when a speeding car comes... you have to run to get out of its way, which direction do you run?
Back to the curb

9. Tell us about a time when you were invited over somewhere and had the most awful time.
I have been to alot of parties in my youth that were like that.

10. You open your front door and there is a box with a puppy in it... what do you do?
Keep it!

Thursday Photo Challenge - Jewellery

This weeks theme is jewellery.

This is a photo og my engagement & wedding rings

52/365 - My rings

3x Thursday

3x Thursday: 02/26/y2k+9: The Time (in whatever context that means) ?

1. Do you have a calendar on your wall? What's it of? Do you like it? Why/why not? If you don't have a calendar on your wall, what do you do when you need to look at the days and months ahead?

Yes I have 3 actually. 1 is from Flickr Group Roulette with members photos. 1 is a Betty Boop calendar and the other one is a weight watchers calendar.

2. Do you wear a watch? Why/why not? If you don't wear one, how do you keep track of your time, appointments, when to eat, go to bed, etc?

Yes, a Baby G-shock. To tell time!

3. How do you keep track of appointments (of all kinds) in your life?

Memory usually. Or I write it on the whiteboard or calender.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Saturday Six - Photography

oh a theme very close to my heart!!

It’s that time again for this weeks Saturday six and this weeks theme is photography, so without further a do let’s get on with it:

1. Do you use a Digital or Film camera?
Digital SLR Canon 450D/XSi

2. Do you print the photos yourself or get them printed for you?
A bit of both

3. Do you upload your photos to sites such as flickr or photobucket?

4. Do you photo anything and everything or does your camera only come out on special occasions such as birthdays etc.?
All the time, I take photos everyday

5. When was the last time you upgraded to a new camera?
I got my DSLR in October last year.

6. If you could have any camera on the market which one would you choose and why?

One of the top end Canons

Photohunt - Warm

This is more hot than warm, but it makes us feel warm!!

Creepy fire

Friday, February 20, 2009

Photo Friday

Photo Friday

This weeks theme: Morning Routine.

Every morning my son & I get up and get him ready for his bus ride to school.

My son has a Genetic Disorder called Fragile X which is a form of Autism.

He loves school!

Ashley waiting for the bus

Skywatch Friday

I couldn't decide this week so I posted 2!

Sunset 6th Feb 2009

Cool sky

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Thursday Thunks

1. What brand & flavour of toothpaste do you use?

Colgate Total Whitening Gel

2. What is your earliest memory?
My father moving out when I was about 4

3. Hot Dogs or Hamburgers?

4. If you could bring any one famous person back to life, who would it be?
Elvis Presley - So he could see how much people still love him.

5. What is one thing we would always find in your fridge... what one thing would we never find?
Always - Swiss Cheese. Never - anything hot eg chilli sauce.

6. Did you have to go and look for the answer of #1?

7. What don't watermelons grow on trees?
Too heavy!

8. What is something that you own that you should probably just throw in the trash, but you never will?

9. I push you into a room and lock the door. I leave you there for 6 hours. The walls are chalkboards and in the middle of the room there is a box of colored chalk. What will be written/drawn on the walls when I let you out?
probably nothing. I hate chalk

10. When was the last time you changed the oil on your car?
My last car had a full service about a year ago, I don't have a car anymore.

11. In your extended family, who has been married the longest?
My grandparent-in-laws
12. Name one thing that is so normal to you now that someone who was your age 50 years ago would think was abnormal.
The internet

13. Have you ever wanted someone or something so bad that it hurt?
Yes my husband when we were still 11 000 miles apart.

14. What do you dip your french fries in?
Ranch or thousand Island dressing

15. What was the last picture that you took?


Thursday Photo Theme

This weeks theme is pink! Perfect for me!

Whats in my bag - version 2

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

TMI Tuesday #174

1. What is your favorite charity? Do you you give your time or just money to that charity?
Breast Cancer Foundation - I by as many Pink Ribbon items I can get my hands on.

2. Describe your bed. What side do you sleep on?
It's a queen size with no frame at the moment. It's about 2 months old. I sleep on the left if your facing the bed.

3. How important is a partners kissing ability?
Very important

4. Have you ever "taken advantage" of a person under the influence of alcohol? Have you ever been "taken advantage" of while under the influence of alcohol?
yes and yes.

5. Ever tried to replay the famous scene from From Here to Eternity? How was it?

Bonus (as in optional): What kind of birth control do you use?
Condoms at the moment

Monday, February 16, 2009

Manic Monday #155

Of all your favorite foods, which one would you find the most difficult to give up for the rest of your life?

Which month of the year do you thing best describes your personality?
February because its short and sweet, like me!

If you could be a contestant on any game show, past or present, which show would you pick?
Deal or No Deal

Curious as a cat

1) If you could eliminate (or lessen the effect of) one emotion from your life, which would you choose?

2) What one thing would you find the hardest about being in prison?
Being away from my family

3) Who has surprised you most with their faith?

4) Show and Tell. What comes to mind first when you see this picture? Or, tell a story if it reminds you of one.
It makes me think of sunburn for some reason.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Saturday 9

Saturday 9: Be My Valentine

1. Do you have Valentine’s Day plans?
Our anniversary is the 10th Feb so we combine the 2 days into one, we went out to dinner last night to the Olive Garden.

2. Do you buy a Valentine’s Day gift for someone special?
Usually I make a gesture more than give gifts. I have done the gift thing before though.

3. What, so far, was the happiest event of your life?
Marrying my husband.

4. What is the best job that you ever have had?
Working at iiNet (internet provider) it was alot of fun and not alot of rules!

5. What would be your fantasy job?
Mystery shopper

6. What would you think would be the worst job?

7. What foreign countries have you visited?
I am from Australia, and now live in the USA. Also been to Tokyo airport 3 times!

8. What foreign country would be your fantasy trip?

9. Since leaving your home growing up, how many places have you lived?

about 25 different places.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Sky Watch Friday

I think this is my favourite sunset picture I have taken in a long time.

This was taken in a moving car and I have not edited it at all.


If you want to see it larger click here

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3x Thursday

1. Do you watch TV? If so, what kinds of things do you watch? If not, why not?

Yes. Sci-Fi, Drama, comedies, forensic

2. If you watch TV, what are your favorite types of programs? Which ones do you watch? If you don't watch TV, what do you do instead?

I watch Lost, Battlestar Galactica, Greys Anatomy, True Blood, Six Feet Under, Dead Like Me, CSI, Law & Order, Heroes, Fringe

3. Can you imagine a world without TV? What do you think it would be like? Do you think it would be a better place to be?

It would be hell!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Thursday Thunks

1. You are driving down the road and there is a puddle in the road. A big puddle. Not one that will really wreck your car or anything, but a big puddle. There is no other cars in front of you or behind you - do you drive through the puddle or drive around it?
Go around it. I wouldn't risk it!

2. Go to Google Images, type in any word that comes to mind and post the 1st picture you see.

3. A college calls you up and says that you have been selected to take get any degree that you want on their dollar.... what do you choose?
Whatever you need to become an Anaesthetist , they make crazy money!

4. Are you blogging on a laptop or desktop?

5. Which store, excluding a grocery store, do you shop at most often?
6. My daughters tried out for the school musical last night. Were you ever in a school play/musical? Which one?
Yes, I can't remember what it was, I was very young. But I used to help out backstage in high school alot.
7. I read yesterday that a school PTA group wants to try to ban white bread, cakes, brownies or any other "treat" from their lunch menus... plus make kids' lunchboxes brought from home not include any "junk food". Thoughts on that one?
I think its a brilliant idea. We are become a planet of fatties.

8. How many people can your kitchen table seat?

9. What time is it right now?
10. Walk out the front door of your house/apartment, turn right, walk 2 blocks. What do you see?
Trees! There are no "blocks" in my area! It's farmland and lots of woods.

Wednesday Weirdness

1. If you were to be reincarnated as an inanimate object, what would you choose to come back as?
A mountain

2. If you were told that you would be equipped with the perfect comeback to any remark, but it would cost you five years of your life would you take it?
No because I am famous for my comebacks so I wouldn't need it!

3. What would be the most shocking thing your mom could have ever told you?
That she was a man.

4. If you could spend 24 hours as the opposite gender, what would you do?

5. Describe the ugliest outfit you have ever worn in public.
Hell I'll show you a picture:
Me & my best friend 1991
I'm the blonde. My sister made this dress for me for my brothers wedding.... I was not happy.

6. Do you like to celebrate Valentine's Day or do you wish you could magically pouf it from the calendar? If you did, what holiday would you invent to put in its place?
I celebrate it, I'm very much in love!!

Lensday: Sunrise

Sunrise on snow

Sunrise on snow

The next morning:

Sunrise 5th February 2009 China Grove

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

TMI Tuesday #173

1. What do you think is the un-sexiest part of the body?
2. Toilet paper: over, under, or what the hell are you talking about?
3. Have you ever called in sick to stay in bed with a sexual partner?
4. Did your parents have a "birds & bees" talk with you? Id so, at what age?
I already knew it all!
5. What is one thing a someone could do to you to rock your world?
My husband rocks my world everyday

Heads or Tails Tuesday

This weeks theme called for "A Love Story"

And what a better day to do this than my 3rd wedding anniversary!

Here is a video I made about me & my hubby: