Four on the Floor meme

I’ve been infected again to do a Four’s meme, by Luna So here goes

Four Jobs you’ve had in your life:

  1. Help Desk Support
  2. Retail Sales
  3. Delivering Newspapers
  4. Labourer

Four movies you could watch over and over:

  1. Amelie
  2. Garden State (only saw it for the first time after getting it for Xmas!)
  3. Finding Nemo
  4. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless mind

Four places you’ve lived:

  1. Sydney, Australia
  2. Curitiba, Brasil
  3. Buenos Aires, Argentina
  4. Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Four TV shows you love to watch:

  1. Lost (I have been having withdrawals during the break)
  2. NCIS (Abbey is kinda hot)
  3. Lost
  4. Documentries- Any

Four places you’ve been on vacation:

  1. Santiago de Chile, Chile ( I, LOVE CHILE!!!)
  2. Key, West, Florida
  3. Foz de Iguacu, Brasil
  4. Bangkok, Thailand

Four websites you visit daily:

  1. Little Red Monkey Forum
  2. News.com.au
  3. Whirlpool
  4. Overheard in New York

Four of your favorite foods:

  1. Cheese, almost all
  2. Humus
  3. Creme Brulee
  4. Corned Silverside with veggies

Four places you’d rather be:

  1. Asleep
  2. Chile, any part
  3. Hanging out with friends
  4. Travelling the Globe visiting Exotic locations

And now to infect other people… and i don’t want to infect the same people that i did with the Random 5 so…… Amanda, Keg (even though it mightwon’t happen), Mark andCoralie (hope i spelt it right :P)

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Damn Knee’s again

Well i screwed my knee again. Sucks, but i have some bracing this time. I didn’t even go for a run. I was only climbing onto a pergola. Ok i was partly drunk, but still it was really easy to get up there. I was up on top of it in like, 3 moves. Mind you i am 6’4″ tall, and it was a small pergola. Damn knee’s why can’t they just work!

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Merry Christmas

Well Santa has come and gone… hope you all got what you wished for. I know that i got a heap of things from My Wishlist over at Rememberthemilk.com. So get back to your loved ones and enjoy the rest of the day…..even if Christmas isn’t your thing!

Merry Christmas 😀

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Following Dreams

This is the post about my future. So it might be a long read. Hang in there, and i promise it might even have a happy ending 😛

So I started 2005 wanting to do Landscaping, that is the whole reason why i moved over West, to Western Australia. It wasn’t an easy decision to make. My friends, Family, A good job, Security, Everything were “Over East”. So it wasn’t taken lightly, thankfully my Folks and my Sisters supported me fully in my decision. Cause they knew that i have loved creating, designing and playing around with ideas in Gardens. I have an ability to walk into a garden and see a vision of what it could look like. I had my folks new place mapped out from the first time i saw it. It may have something to do with the fact that i am a tactile person. I like to touch, feel, and create things. I do it with food too, mould it into objects and shapes. I blame my Pa (mum’s dad) he used to tinker with Electronic’s and anything that could be modded, quite old skool. Even Moses (my car) has a switch for a fan that has since long gone. Thus i digress slightly. I used to help my mum in the garden as a young whipper snapper as well. Mainly cause of the fact that i could get dirty without getting in trouble. It apparently was a “Good dirty”.

At the end of school, i had to make a decision, Computers or Plants. I chose Computers, mainly for the fact that i could travel with my skills easier. The main features of Computers dont change much when you move overseas. This can also be said for Plants, as they all have Latin names. Shh we didn’t think of that!! So i spent the next 3 years getting a Diploma in Systems Administration, and then the next 2 years working in a Help desk/ Support/ Trainer/ Hardware Guy role. It was a great job, probably the best i’ve had so far. Mind you it was only the second full time job i had ever had. The first i was below ground (literally), pushing paper for a computer company. I was a Admin Assistant 🙁

I had a major lifestyle change in October of 2004, i left my Church. Too many details to go into, but it was all i had know for, ever. So i was a bit lost, so i went searching. I thought that i would like to do Landscaping, i threw myself into that. It is fun to study, then the reality set in. It is quite a monotonous job, repetitive and boring. I work by myself. I like that sometimes, but for 8 hrs a day, with no human contact just kills me. I have found that i need to be in contact with people.

So this got me thinking about making the change back to IT. I like talking to people, just not in a call centre format. I tried working in an ISP, didn’t agree with me. The time limits and everything just made it suck. I think i want a job that involves some travel, so im not in an office all day long, and support on a phone. That would totally be cool. I would also like a job where i can have some connection with the customers, not just another voice on the end of the phone. I know i’m dreaming, but what is life without dreams?

I like to live by the motto, don’t dream about your dreams, do them. I have talked to many people that think what i did, was silly and stupid. But i followed my dreams. Sure they didn’t go to plan, that is life though. At least im not living with regret, the constant thought of What If’s in my head. I went for it, it failed, i learnt and have moved on.

Now dont get me wrong, i still like plants, and designs of gardens. I just think that it will be as a thing i do for friends and family. Boy will they be getting a good deal.. a fully trained Horticulturalist! Now if you live overseas and want my assistance, just pay for my air fare, accomodation and food. I’m all yours 😛

There it is, im doing another Career change! From Horticulture back to IT. Hopefully i can find something in the new year, and make shit loads of money to pay all my debts off.

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Happy Birthday

I have to say a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my Nanna. She was the one that had the stroke thing a few weeks back. She is still getting over it but is starting to get there. I think it is the years of Tai-Che that have helped her keep so fit 😛

So HAPPY 87th Nanna! Rock on!!!!

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Im an Uncle

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OH My freaking GOD!!!! I’M GOING TO BE AN UNCLE.. HOW FREAKING COOL IS THAT! I learnt about it on Monday arvo, and had to keep it a secret till Thursday night…. it was Sooooo hard. I kept on grinning too myself, whilst at work. It is such a spin out… im still get used to the idea. Me. Uncle Luke. WTF! i knew that this day would come, considering i have like, 4 sisters. I just never thought it would happen. So im over the moon, if you cant tell. I was bursting to tell some of my friends, but wasnt able to cause my sis wanted to keep it a secret.

It feels like a weight has been removed from my shoulders. The only thing im not looking forward to is in 9 months, when said baby is crying prohibiting me from sleep. That and the pooie nappies, i aint changing them! Apparently i have to clean out the cat litter tray now. Pfft, that is going to happen. I gag at the thought and smell of it. There is some weird disease that pregnant mum’s can catch… so hey…. lets dump it on you, seeing your the only other one living in the house!

Anyhow, im still over the moon and it is a sureal feeling at the moment. I dont know what to expect from the future.. so we will let that be for the moment.

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Ab-ilicious

I somehow managed to watch a bit of early morning TV. Now the show has a Classic presenter, he has basically been on since the begining of TV in Australia. Anyhow the show, GMA (Good Morning Australia) is basically a mix of Infomercials, Cooking presentations, Interviews and goofing off with the lighting and sound guys. I was watching the end of some cooking thing, with the Chinese lady. She was making some fish dish. Then they cut to Moyra the Infomercial Queen in Australia, and what was she selling this time……No not steak knifes or slicey things that can cut your hand off. It was the revolutionary NEW fabulous-ly Awesome Ab workout of the 21st Century. It was sooooo good that i can’t even remember it’s name!

Now my buff (pun not intended) here is WHY THE HELL DO WE WORRY ABOUT ABS SO GOD DAMN MUCH!

Sure they are good to have, sure it looks good when chicks don’t have bellies that hang over there jeans and halfway down there ankles. And yes, sometimes it is nice to appreciate how much effort a man has gone too to get those rock hard abs, cause i know the pain that he has had to endure to get that far! I’m sure that the ladies aren’t at all objecting to the fact that rock hard abs are socially acceptable either. I am all about Core Strength.. it is ‘da bomb in my book. I love it, i would do more of it, if it didnt hurt so much, and i didn’t loose so much god damn weight when i exercised!

Anyhow back to my main point, why do we love working the abs, or more correctly selling machines that people buy to work there abs only to put under the bed in 4 weeks time after spending stupid amounts of money on them. I think it is all a marketing ploy to make people buy useless crap, oh i think that is stating the obvious,sorry. The contraptions look like some sorta weird alien sex toy, freaky in all senses of the word. I am starting to ramble and rant.. i should stop, but darn it is fun to be incoherent sometimes 😛

I have been at my PC for most of today… learning CSS via the westciv courses. I think i shall leave it there, to many CSS things going around in my head…and im only half way thru it as well :S

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Random 5

Even though i posted some randomness last night…I was tagged by Kitta, and thus i said i would do some more. The randomness and the tagging, came out about the same time too, which is just plain freaky.

1. I can lick my elbow and my nose with my tongue. And people say it is impossible, the ain’t seen me have they! Nothing it is impossible!

2. I sleep with both my arms behind my back- ’cause im double joined in the shoulders. I can also join my arms behind my back, wrist to wrist in a straight line. I’m thinking that it was how i slept whilst in my mummy’s tummy.

3. I almost had to have part of my skull removed, due to brain swelling when i was 9 (cricket bats + heads = bad ouchies + lots of hospital time) its a long story….i wont go into it now.

4. I used to make 10+ layered sandwiches, with anything i could find in the cupboard including kitchen cooking ingredients. Some were nice, others a disaster. I still ate every single one though, made me feel sick plenty of times. This is why i can eat almost anything now…. personal torture is win 🙂

5. I used to wear high heels to get the washing off the line when i was younger, as they were the only shoes near the back door and i didnt want to get my socks dirty. If i did, i would get in trouble for having dirty socks 🙁

So there you go.. now i need to find other people to infect… mmmm lets see, Luna, Noodlez, Nicole, Rachel and the lucky but not least last person….Tiffy. Now get cracking i want to see some secrets damn you! 😛

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Randomness

Mmm, lets see i was thinking today, as i put my new PC together (it pwns! btw). It was a bit of a bitch, stupid SATA and PATA don’t like each other. The manuals are also very shocking written. Aside from that however i was thinking about the things that i like. I came up with a few things, you know things that i like and dislike and a bit more randomness so here they are…..

  • I don’t have a favourite food… honestly i like all most food
  • I like love the Subaru Liberty …mmm
  • Fav colour isn’t the fluro pink that i have to wear for work. I couldn’t actually think what is my fav colour.
  • I used to live in South America and loved it, Brasil and Argentina
  • I like gardening and computers and want a career that involves both ( i might post just on this)
  • I can speak fluent spanish, mind you it is rusty..but still
  • I have an Argentinean and Australian accent
  • I need to think of more things to put onto this list

[edit] i posted this before i got meme-ed from Kitta. SO ill see if i can come up with more randomness [/edit]

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Christmas shittyness

Ok this is going to be my Christmas rant. I’m going to get it over with early in the piece, even before the month of December. So please allow me this one indulgence…. Why the fuck do we have images of snow and Mr Snowman in the shopping centres and everywhere around the place and stupid carols being sung about sleighing in the snow!

    I live in A-U-S-T-R-A-L-I-A!! It is S-U-M-M-E-R!!

Australia doesn’t even get much snow at the best time of year. Christ our tallest mountain is not a mountain, it is like a molehill (2230m/ 7316ft). Perth is primarily hot all year around, so I don’t see how images of snow and people singing about “oh it’s snowing…lets be merry” is going to make the festive season any more festive! It just shits me that we have to do it the way that the “Northerners” do it. (Yeah I’m whinging about you people above me!) Sure it is winter up there, and it is summer down here. I get the whole opposite side of the world thing. I get the whole population is greater up there etc thingo.

Seriously though, I know that we have made an attempt at making Christmas our own, with the boomer the Christmas Kangaroo. That is just a lame-ass try though. I can’t see a kangaroo with a red nose bouncing down the street, in my wildest dreams. What are they trying to do!!! Make us look like back-water hicks that have kangaroos jumping down the street. Isn’t that what Americans/ Rest of the world already think? I don’t know what the solution is all I know is that I’m sick and fucking tired of hearing “ohh lets sing and be merry in the snow” songs in the shopping centre where they pump up the air conditioner to make you feel like you are living in a blizzard. Then when you walk outside you are hit by the stinking heat of a 45-degree day. I just don’t see their Christmas spirit in there! Maybe I’m being cynical and anti-Christmas. All I just know that it bugs the hell out of me.

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