Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Identify the main influences of stuff on things


So, I did a tutorial presentation today. I go to show off:

- My Italian accent
- My French accent
- My knowledge of pre-revolutionary France
- My ability to spell and pronounce "bourgeois" correctly
- My colour printing skillz

I also got to utilise my improv/making shit up on the spot skillz but that's not really something I can get extra credit for.

Saturday, 25 April 2009


This is my 81st post. That means I'm well on my way to 100 which is verra exciting. But I don't have any amusing anecdotes to sure just now so I thought I'd ask to you all to help me with my To Do List.

I have a mental list going on with all the books I need to read and movies/stage shows I need to see. A few of them are:
-A Clockwork Orange
-To Kill A Mockingbird
-The Reader
-Eyes Wide Shut
- the American version of The Castle (it has subtitles)
-Centrelink: the Musical
but I need your help. What would you recommend? It doesn't have to be great literature (one of my all time favourite films is Van Helsing)

Another thing on my To Do List, which doesn't quite fit into the book/film section, is to find a way to kill facebook. I mean it. Preferably without any far reaching consequences (eg: jail on a murder sentence) but, hey, a world without facebook could be well worth a little sacrifice on my part.

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Customer of the Day #7

I don't know how many of you have seen Knowing

But I would recommend that you don't. It's not original or intelligent and by no means is it Nicholas Cage's best work. But people saw it and the session was busy enough that I had to come in to the cinema with an extra bin bag as they were leaving.
Our Customer of the Day goes to the man who, upon seeing my bin bag, asked
"Do you have room for Nicholas Cage in there?"
Unfortunately not.

But the customer who made my day, nay, my week. Was the considerate young man who didn't just put his own rubbish in the bins provided, he collected all the rubbish from his row in a plastic bag to put in the bin. A modern day good Samaratin. :)

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

It was on a piece of paper...

I went to an 18th a few days ago and met lots of new people, socialised, danced, ate and drank.

A few days later I found a piece of paper in the pocket of the pants I was wearing. Apparently I thought it was very important to write down this bit of conversation:

"We need to light something else on fire and put it on top."

According to said piece of paper, it was said by Don Bradman (or someone dressed like him, it was one of those nights).

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Guess what...

I got back my very first uni assignment yesterday...

and I got a Distinction!

Sunday, 5 April 2009

The antics are back

Do you all remember Crazy Football Fan who never stops talking? Well, to a certain amount of dismay, I found myself rostered to work with him the other day. I had hoped, it being a Friday night, that we would be very busy and co-worker conversations could be kept to a minimum. No. It was one of the quietest Fridays I have ever known and, despite my persistent efforts to avoid him, CFF was always around the next corner, ready to invade your conversations and personal space.

I did, however, manage to get these two golden quotations from him:

(Oh, one other thing you should know about CFF is that he has no volume control. This means that everything he says is not quite a yell, but after a while, has quite an abrasive effect on you. If life were a comic book, his speech bubbles would always be in bold text.)

"Conversations with me are just my voice."


"I would high-five practically anything."