flowers, Daisy

2 am is too early for a concert

But you'll never convince Laura of that.
Sunday night, from 2 am to 4 am, we had "Laura's Showtunes Extravaganza".

I staggered in at 2.30am, after what sounded like a medley of Playschool's Greatest Hits to ask "What are you doing?" (answer "I singin!") and to tell her to stop it ("No!") and that it was too early ("Laura come into big bed? An have bweakfast?" Me: "NO GO BACK TO SLEEP"). and she was quiet for 15 minutes. Then, just as I was drifting off to sleep, came "Yes my name is Igglepiggle" followed by "Wombat Stew" followed by the Playschool theme song followed by "Down by the Station" followed by I don't actually know because I put my head under the pillow at that point.

I wonder how one convinces a nearly 3 year old that she should not be keeping nightclub hours.

Oh, and our car blew up on Friday (argh) and we had to leave it in Pakenham (very long story) and I couldn't actually get most of the stuff I needed out of it because I had to take the train back to Warragul. So Monday we stopped by and I retrieved the Wombat Stew soundtrack (gah, I hope we don't have more concerts) and the curtain samples I had to take back and Laura's portable toilet seat, which I gave to her to hold while I wrangled the curtain samples.
Laura, of course, waved it on high and bellowed "I GOT MY TOILET SEAT! YAY!"

There were chortling mechanics wherever I looked!
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how disappointing

So I entered Run for the Kids well before deadline, and trained hard and steadily, and was all set to conquer the 14.1km course today!

And then Friday I came down with a tummy bug which wiped me out.

Even if I was able to run 14.1km on no fuel (I kept down 1 piece of dry toast & 1 bowl plain rice between Friday and Sunday morning) the dehydration was taking me down.

I paid for a tshirt, too! And now I can't wear it, I'd feel like a fool.

Woe is me.
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We got a complaint letter through our feedback box at work, which was typed. We won't be responding to it, not least because it's anonymous, but we've gotten so much amusement out of it that I thought I'd reproduce it here. All grammar is original.

Student Complaint

There would be no one but me who able to make such potent and adequate comments.
Noise. The majority of users are people who have no manners. Loud conversation, constant disputes and emotional content is appeared as soon as one enters the library. The specificity of language is crackling and incredibly irritating sounds particularly when working and expecting at least silence and respect to others. The groups enter the library as they enter the football field. The marks they left on tables, PC’s and keyboards are well work out the terms. Once I have observed when small group of people were moving from one PC to another opening applications and living the station on. But mainly comment relates to behaviour, manners, respect to others and comply with terms of use. Most of a time due to above stated reasons I was forced to leave the premises and study in local library. No good, no good at all. I wonder what administration would do. Suggestion is this. First make sure that the State Library in a city would allow you to do this then, in any given day grab those future stamp food abusers and give them trip to State Library and introduce to them the manners and the conduct they supposed have while they are in the library. The key word is Respect.

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flowers, Daisy

Any more unflattering comparisions?

I used to be indignant when Mum said Laura looked like Peter Costello, that unlamented ex-politician and winner of Smarmiest Smirker award 12 years running. She doesn't look like him; Mum is just insane. And now, it would seem that Marcus has not only joined her in insanity, but surpassed her!

So yesterday I had Laura dressed in a stripy singlet with a loveheart on the front and purple shorts and her sparkly butterfly sandals, and I thought she looked lovely. Marcus looked consideringly at her and said "You know, she looks like Daffyd."

"Who?" I asked.

"You know, the bloke who was the Only Gay in the Village on Little Britain. She looks like him in that outfit."


I am outraged.

Also, it was a singlet, not a muscle top!
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flowers, Daisy


You Are "alt"

Some people might find you to be strange, mysterious, and even a bit off putting.

You tend to be drawn to and influenced by alternative lifestyles. You're definitely not normal.

Once people get to know you, they realize you're interesting, intriguing, and very intelligent.

You have a lot of knowledge stored in that big brain of yours. Most of it is useless knowledge, but some of it is very useful.

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I took the 43 Things Personality Quiz and found out I'm a
Romantic Traveling Tree Hugger
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I'm an aunty!

Tess Ada Campbell Coventry arrived at last, 1 week 6 days overdue, weighing in at 6lb 15oz (after her first enormous poo, before that she was 7lb.)

Arrived via emergency caesar, after 18 or so hours of posterior labour. Ow ow ow. Poor Leonie. And Tess had the cord wrapped around her neck, silly child!

What a relief. :)
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