Feb. 9th, 2013

windtear: (Looks like such a nice girl)
So, Brisbane and Ipswich had another flood. Everybody is now eyeing the Weather Bureau, or the local church, askance (depending on individual faith levels). Forty-year floods are not supposed to happen two years apart.

I... did not have a good time. I was housesitting for my brother, and on call for work. The storm hit, and I:
- lost power
- lost phone and internet
- was isolated by floodwater and fallen trees
- and had the work phone die (no lie, they had to replace it)

This was not good, and nobody at work was happy. Ironically, I would have been just fine if I'd stayed home and brought my brother's cats over to my place.

I don't think I want to housesit for anybody ever again.

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I have decided where I want to go for my holidays in May. Specifically: how can I call myself Australian if I've never seen The Rock? So: Uluru! I've priced a few packages and it's doable for less than 1500 dollars, especially if I get in early.

I won't deny that I do want to go to the beach on my holidays, but I live less than two hours from the coast, I can do a day trip easy. Uluru HO!

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And for something completely different:

REASONS TO WATCH THE SHOPPING NETWORK:

- in order to sell you a 'bargain', they have to tell you what the average/regular price is. This helps with actual bargain-hunting.
- they have to tell you why you should buy. This will include what the new thingie and it's special features are and so you can judge yourself if it's worth it.
- If it's makeup, they will show you how to apply it. Pay attention and you will learn exactly what you're doing wrong and how to do it right.
- RECIPES. Seriously, the number of recipes for low-fat foods and techniques for cooking fast and well that I've picked up is crazy.

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