Wednesday, 16 July 2008

Also an apology

I've been so very slack with my outfit postings. Promise, will try to get back into it, although you really haven't missed much. I've been living in tshirts and jeans and my massive hooded witchery jacket for warmth.

Is anyone else over Lindsay Hohan

No I mean seriously. I was reading The Age today, and what do I see?

"Lindsay admits gay relationship"

apparently old Sam Ronson finally gave her a 'Commitment ring'

Ok Linds. We get it already. YOU'RE GAY. Now can you please shut up and go away? Please?

[Disclaimer: I have nothing against gay people. I love gay people. I just hate people who use lifestyle choices as an excuse to get famous]

I used to be a huge Hohan fan, back in the days of The Parent trap, Freaky Friday and Mean Girls. Y'know, back when she was a natural redhead. Remember? (walk down memory lane coming right up:

aaand then it started going downhill. Like vertically. 90 degrees. Drugs. Arrests. Sticking knife in mouth. Flashing the old fire crotch. Is-she-a-lesbian-or-not?

I realise that Sam is fully sick, and I wish them all the best. But isn't it time poor Linds stopped attention whoring and just...I dunno...retired? Try and salvage whats left of her life?

Do you know whos to blame for the train-wreck-formerly-known-as-Li-Lo?

this woman

this woman, who is now repeating the sins of her past with her younger spawn

Doesn't she know when to give up?

[In case you don't know what I'm talking about, Dina Lohan (lilos mum) has just started a new 'reality' show with her 15 year old daughter, Ali Lohan]

Rant over. In sciencey news, I have started writing my first paper :D many moments of wiggly happiness (yay paper. paper means publishing. publishing means I can do talks at conferences. Conferences means travelling overseas. Overseas means SHOPPING! YAAAY) and sciencey despair as I try to put on paper many months of work. erk.

Wednesday, 2 July 2008

getting a car

I've always been a public transport person. Its nice, you meet people and talk, or if you'd rather not, are free to stare out the window and ponder the meaning of life while listening to your ipod. Its cheap(ish), environmentally friendly and easy to use. The only thing that shits me though, is the inconsistency. Melbournes Metlink/Connex officially sucks. I can't cound the number of times I've been left at the bus stop even after flagging down a bus - ok in summer, but terrible in winter. Not to mention the terrible attitudes of the bus drivers. I realise its not the greatest job in the world, but a smile/nod/wave when I say G'day would be nice.

And so, with me over the whole PT scene, I've decided to invest in a car. Behold:

Volkswagen Golf TDI GT Sport, diesel engine (hurray for 5L to 100km and better for the environment than petrol). probably going to get the red one (I don't like white/silver, he doesnt like black) with leather seats (mmm heated seats). We drove one down to cobram (3 hours!) and it was amazing. Such an easy ride, even on bumpy roads, and so zippy! Acceleration was outta this world considering its a small car. Another great thing was the space. Plenty of space in this car, and all this without sacrificing boot space. I think I'm in love