Favourite finds of 2010

I’ve been able to find some great new things (online and offline) in 2010 that have kept me interested throughout the year. Here are 5 of my favourites:

1. Favourite new TV show: Modern Family
I think this might have started in 2009 but it wasn’t aired in Australia until 2010. This was actually a hard one to pick just one awesome TV show of 2010. I didn’t think it would happen, Lost finished up and I thought that might be the end of the TV world as I know it. Then there was Modern Family, what a smart and hilarious show! I want to be a Dunphy yo! I hope it just gets better and better.

2. Favourite blogger: Rose
I was really lucky that one day Rose commented on my blog. I love her posts be them corny or heartfelt or informative (even though I don’t understand much of the tutorials… but that is because I’m lazy) they are all great. I can’t wait till my reader pops up telling me there is a new post over at lifeasrose. Her layouts are also super awesome!

3. Favourite new Forum: JoltMB
This is an awesome and incredibly active forum. The members are really nice and they are actually in my age group! Well, mostly, I might be on the older edge of that but it is nice going to a forum where the majority of the members are older than 17 and understand how tough it can be to pay rent and bills.
Jolt also has this great stamp TCG which the admins put a heap of effort into making sure it is always fresh and fun. It is the first time I’ve ever seen something like this at a forum.
Oh and the neat thing? They’re having a double coins day on the 29th Dec! So hurry up and join! ๐Ÿ™‚ Oh, and tell them Kalliste sent you.

4. Favourite new drink: Watermelon Gatorade
I know you might not think this is important but let me correct you, IT IS! This might be the most awesomest drink ever. It actually tastes like watermelon rather than watermelon flavouring! My local shops is the only place I can find it and it sometimes goes for $4 for 600ml so I wait for them to put it on special ($2) and then buy like 10 bottles!! And drink them all in a week. It is all sorts of delicious.

5. Favourite author: Jane Austen
So I know she isn’t new to 2010 but she is new to me for 2010. I’ve never been one to read the classics but after watching Lost in Austen I decided to give it a shot. I just had to know what the big deal was about Darcy. Once I got past all of them language barriers it has been a lovely read. I’m hoping to build up my collection.

So there you have it, the standard and weird. You better go try that Gatorade and now! ๐Ÿ™‚ But first, let me know what new finds you have enjoyed in 2010.

Could this be the one?

On my last post it was mentioned how people generally wouldn’t want to do the graveyard shift in an office by themselves because it is scary. Overall, I’ve really liked this shift and kind of like that there is no one else in the office at the same time as me. It is peaceful and I don’t have to worry about who will bother me today. All in all, bliss. Well, except today… 3hrs in and I am fading already… only 5 hours to go!

So, I am able to get a bus in on this shift and the strange thing I have noticed is that my local bus has had middle aged women driving it each night. Now, I will happily walk the 20mins home at 12:30am in the dark and I will also wait at the bus interchange at 10:50pm waiting on my bus but I’m not sure I would be willing to drive a bus around the suburbs near my house without someone else around. It is strange to me that the bus company puts women on these routes at this time without any support. I wonder how much they think about it everytime they make a stop. What are the odds that this person may be the one to pull a knife or threaten them?

Heres hoping they never know the answer to that question.

Phantom Pony

Currently, on the graveyard shift, I am alone in the office much of the time. That is, up until the person before me leaves at midnight and the 8am starter gets in, I am alone in the dark in a 4 storey office building. Did I mention it has been storming for the entire time I’ve been doing this shift? It is the perfect setting for a thriller movie. There is even a fluro light that flashes.

On this shift I generally only have 2 sets of lights on. One in my office and one in the break room. There is also a small trail going to the front of the office. Earlier, I was walking back from the toilet (it is OUTSIDE the office, I have to go into the foyer just to go to the toilet! Each time I am scared the door won’t open for my pass and I’ll be standing out there with no shoes and only a security pass to my name) and as I walked into the main office I noticed a shady looking figure on the other side of the room out of the corner of my eye.

I tried to take a better look but I didn’t have my glasses and I had just put eye drops in and everything was a bit blurry. As my heart raced I wondered if it were an intruder, or was it a ghost, or was it something else?

I crept a little closer and as I inched my way over I noticed it was bright pink and was in fact sitting on a desk. What was it? It was a huge My Little Pony stuffed toy sitting on someones desk.

And I ask myself “Who the hell keeps oversized stuffed toys on their desk??”