History in the making

Today, for the first time in Australian history we have a female prime minister. It is a fairly big event but I can’t help but be let down. The media is making a huge deal out of it but really, we didn’t vote for her, the Labor party voted for her.

I think I’ll be more excited when it comes to election time and the people of Australia vote her in. I’d love to see it but there are many things working against her. One of which is that she is a single sucessful career woman. Yes, I know, generally this wouldn’t be cause for concern however people appear to believe that only family people can run a country. It is upsetting that a person’s personal life speaks louder than their career achievements. This is actually a shining example of it because I have no idea who she was before she was deputy Prime Minister.

It was big news about 9:30 this morning so a few of us were chatting at work and then one of my female colleagues joined in and her first comments were “why would we vote for her? She just wishes she had a dick!” This coming from a female colleague, I was so incredibly shocked! She then went on to comment about how “the dyke” won’t get votes. Argh, it sounded so repulsive! This coming from a woman who has children AND grandchildren, apparently one of her children is gay and that is how she talks! I was completed disgusted.

This is only one example. There is also daily talk about her hair style and her this and her that. She is going to have to be beautiful and smart to win over our population. It is frustrating to see that none of our previous prime ministers have ever had to go through the same ordeal.

The thoughts of 3

Occasionally over the last few days I’ve wanted to blog about something but never found the time. currently, these thoughts are compounding and soon I’m sure I’ll lose them. So, I bring you a post split into 3.

Post #1 – Dear KFC, Why do you suck?

Dear KFC staff,

Why is it that every time I go to KFC the service is slow. Were I at another fast food place it would take 5 minutes but at KFC it will take 15 and my food will cost more!

I’m sure your answer will be something along the lines of why don’t I piss off and go else where. Well, I should. Unfortunately, KFC is quite conveniently placed for me and some times I will be starving and my stomach will say to my brain “KFC?” and my brain being so starved of energy will say “Oh my yes! I want chips!!” and so we walk down.

Then both the stomach and the brain curse themselves and think “Argh, KFC service is bad!! Damnit!” but we’ve been waiting in 10 minutes by that time so we stay. So we are left with the staff who have to check 3 times that I’m still missing my large chips or my burger and forget to give me my drink.

It kind of fascinates me that KFC somehow consistently hires the worst of the worst. How are they so efficient at this and yet efficient at nothing else? I wonder if they pay less (if that is actually possible).

So I ask, if there are any KFC staff out there who would like to defend themselves, please do. Don’t worry, I’m aware the internet can be a little complex for you and it is ok if you can’t decipher how to comment. I understand. You do work at KFC after all.

Post #2 – A fondue date

Yesterday, I was lucky enough to have a day off from work. One of my colleagues also had a day off and we met up at the mall. She had bought my some deliciousness from a Sydney bakery the day before and kindly offered to bring them in on Friday.

So we shopped a little and she offered to make me lunch! It was such a kind gesture something that I’ve very rarely experienced.

She was an incredible host, to the point where I felt guilty about the very little that I helped. She wouldn’t let me cook or clean and kept my drink filled to the brim. Her choice of lunch was this cheesy deliciousness that kind of resembled fondue but had mushrooms and bacon in it. All in all, wonderful!

I felt touched that she would take the time to do all that for me.

Post #3 – Uhh, Chicken feet?

One of my friends has been overseas for a month and before that transferred to Melbourne to work so I haven’t seen her in about 2 months. She flew back in yesterday and so we promptly arranged lunch.

So today, I had my very first Yum Cha experience. It was nothing like I had expected and was quite fun. I loved that every 5 mins or so staff came out with a new mysterious selection of dishes to try. Luckily, I was with some Yum Cha experts and my friends (the one from the previous post and the one mentioned here – sisters in fact) spoke the same language as the staff which made everything easy.

I didn’t recognise any of the foods and it felt like a lucky dip. I felt very daring as I tried nearly everything (and even drank the tea! I’m kind of anti-tea) but couldn’t come at the chickens feet or something with Scallops on top… but only because I don’t like scallops ๐Ÿ™‚

Not only did we have a lovely lunch but my friend had brought back souvenirs! – YAY! – and I now have some chocolate from different parts of Europe among other things. Like a very neat keyring! It’s the first souvenir keyring that wasn’t crap ๐Ÿ˜€ I actually transferred my keys onto it the first opportunity I got.

It was great having her back but she leaves again in 3 days!! It doesn’t feel like enough.

At least I got to share my virgin Yum cha experience with her ๐Ÿ™‚

Websites are hard mkay?

This week I’ve learnt and also, frustratingly not learnt, how to do some new things on the world of the web.

Recently, my partner decided he wanted a website (again) and so we got to work on it and here is where we have gotten currently. He also has a forum attached which is phpBB. The website stuff is fine, if he has a question I don’t know I look it up and more or less it is an easy fix or add on but where the forum is concerned I pull out my hair!

He would like a list of most recent topics/posts in the forum to be displayed on the site, sounds easy enough right? Well, I’m still yet to do it. I’ve scoured ever phpbb forum I can find and yet my brain still hurts. It is now to the point where I’ve given up in frustration… any phpBB experts out there?

It has been nice to use more CSS though and get the hang of PHPincludes and I even validated my website! For the first time in her history, Lazily is validated! Doesn’t she just shine? ๐Ÿ™‚

In all of this I’ve learnt more about cpanel too and my host is helping more learn more as I help him out with tickets and the like. They’re a very supportive host is Rewind and none of my questions are ever stupid.

As my confidence increases I’ve been able to answer questions on forums and overall help people out. It’s kind of incredible the week I’ve had.

So where does it all lead? Well, I signed up for my first SOTM competition and I’m coming second so far! I was scared I’d be dead last with only my vote to my name ๐Ÿ˜› I’d love your help if you’d like. Click the button below to go to voting:

How very villainous!

Fingersmith Fingersmith by Sarah Waters

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Oh my, what deviousness this is! Oh my, how I loved it!

I’ve read a few reviews stating how boring this book was but I never felt that. I didn’t mind that the same scenes were re-discovered in the point of view of a different character, in fact, I loved that. I love getting the opportunity to see how different characters experience the same situation and what their thoughts are.

I went into this blind, I didn’t know there was a mini series, I didn’t know about Tipping the Velvet, I didn’t know anything and it was exciting to find it all out for myself. The twists shocked and pleased me, I loved that lack of predictability. I never knew what was coming next and that was incredible, something that rarely happens in a book for me.

A gripping tale with wonderful character relationships. It is a long one, but I read it in less than a week, so it is an easy read. Very much recommended.

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A little in between

Today I have felt a bit off, a bit not quite right and a bit in between. I don’t know why but I spent the afternoon in a daze of half conscious-ness and stupid mistakes. For some reason I feel what I can only explain as a mix of jealous loss… I don’t ask me to elaborate what I feel just feels like I imagine jealous loss to feel.

I don’t even know why, I have nothing to be jealous of and I’ve lost nothing. I feel like in a second I could cry and I couldn’t tell you why.

It is strange, Thursday night is Glee and Gossip Girl night… as a lover of TV this is a great night for me but even that isn’t getting me out of this slump I’m in.

Currently, I’m lost for words. I’m hoping left over pizza, soft drink and a big bag of Starburst Babies will see me through… that’s the plan anyway.