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Another question from melbournian [Dec. 13th, 2009|10:25 pm]
Do you ever get bored of (board) gaming?

I get bored with different games, but the idea in general seems to continue with its appeal. We do buy a game or two each year, so we keep things fresh that way. Some games we play heaps because they permit two players, other games we only get to play rarely because they require 3+, so those ones stay fresh and interesting that way. And I guess I get bored once the strategy gets too obvious. Maybe the fun is in figuring it out. I get bored if I lose too often, or if I win too often then I can tell it's no fun for the others.

It's really only something we do sporadically or occasionally. Even in a heavy-week we might only play games three times. Or go months without.

So...yes and no. Depending on the game.
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Swell season new tracks! [Aug. 13th, 2009|06:27 pm]
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=111679769

Video including 7 songs, or an audio-only version.

omgomgomg

:D 
THIS IS WHY I HAVE A VIDEO IPOD! (if I can wait...)

Woooo!


In other news, life is good, being employed is awesome (if only for another month), and I'm back to playing slightly too much WoW again, but mixing it up with some Sims 3 and Trine. And lots of Plants Vs Zombies...
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(no subject) [Mar. 25th, 2009|01:04 pm]
Are sim cards supposed to be compatible between phones? I just took one out of my 5-6 year old nokia to put in someone else's old nokia (age unknown) and it has shiny bits in different places and just won't go in... haven't tried force yet. seems to be different pin locations tho. ><

Edit : Oh look, that's the _battery_. And the sim card is a teeny thing under it.
How about that. Can you tell this is my first ever phone-exchange yet?
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(no subject) [Mar. 25th, 2009|11:36 am]
Anyone going to the grand prix Sunday? 

My sister thought she sent me 5 tickets to The Who, but it turns out you need general admin before you can use these "upgrades" to better seating. So, rather than spend $99 each to support an event I quite frankly abhor, if anyone out there _is_ going, you can have some Who upgrades...can meet somewhere and pass em over or express post today/tomorrow...

Bit disappointing for her. I wasn't _that_ fussed, but she was pretty excited about winning them and being able to give them away to someone in Melbourne :/
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WOO WEDDINGS [Feb. 8th, 2009|11:14 pm]
So in the last month or so, LJ users shadowlands  and ironicshell  ; nearlyalegume  and directorratbag ; and my sister and her boyfriend have tied the knot.

It's been busy. I was even a bridesmaid! (wtf makeup?)

I am, however, convinced that all the relationships were right, which is the most important part of a wedding.

Also, each of the weddings appeared on the surface to go smoothly and please everyone, which is also nice.

GAH rich text I don't recall how to cut. Don't read the next paragraph if you are squeamish.


And two out of three couples have multiple cat-babies. So they gotta be on the right track. My sister is probably working on a real one. Which after observing about 3 days of my _other_ sister breastfeeding I am completely amazed and astounded at, since a ten foot pole would not be close enough to connect me with anything likely to impregnate me and make my nipples full of pus and bleed...anyway... NO BABIES EVER is my verdict after spending a few days with my niece. I mean there was a certain degree of cute, but cats are cuter, and have fewer responsibilities associated with them...

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(no subject) [Dec. 2nd, 2008|12:19 pm]
The QC characters have twitters now.

Convenient timing ,what with me being unemployed and seeking entertainment, but slightly disturbing.

In other news, this semester was precisely as good as last semester, but significantly more surprising, when it came to results. Hooray!

Now, for a job...
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(no subject) [Nov. 25th, 2008|11:13 pm]
So, who else uses 80% rhubarb to 20% apple to eat from scratch? 

 /sigh

I had vague plans for the remaining 400ml of stewed rhubarb, and was happy enough for mjdart  to make something instead, but I didn't expect that plan to be 'stew 4 apples, mix into all but 50 ml of rhubarb, call it dessert'.

I mean, it's almost dessert...but I'd want...I dunno, pastry or pancakes or icecream before counting it. Anyway. Fruit is good.

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(no subject) [Nov. 23rd, 2008|07:38 pm]
Slugs, vampire squid and french robots. Helloooo the Tardis-house.
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(no subject) [Nov. 17th, 2008|11:12 pm]
I spent the first hour and a half when I got home today watching H. He wasn't right when I got in the door, and proved extremely lethargic - not even moving right when I picked him up. Not moving when I took him outside. Eventually getting up and walking inside when I took him out the front on a harness, when normally he's raring to get out there. I did find a small vomit pile with a few leaves in it when I came in - he'd had access to the side yard for a few hours before I got home - but apart from taht there was no evidence of illness, just a massive lethargy.

So in the hope of making him throw up - because when he was just sitting, he was kind of hunched over looking very uncomfortable - I shut him and me in the bathroom and syringed about 100 ml of water into him, but he didn't throw up. I sat him in the bath in the hope jumping out would move something around a bit, and he didn't move for 10 minutes. :( 

When Michael got home, he was just sitting in the sun on the floor in the spare room, and looked a little more alert, and he's improved significantly since then - even eating a few biscuits, and cuddling/purring at me - and jumping on the table. So he seems to be better. I was pretty terrified for a while though, and I'm still not confident that he's ok - just better than he was.

Pretty scary stuff.

Made some soy pancakes with stewed rhubarb and fried apple tonight. was good. had vegie lasagne with the soy bacon I  bought a week ago, which was also good.

I forget if I already blogged about last night's dinner, but it was pretty awesome - pureed parsnip and ginger with rice milk (guest couldn't have soy or normal milk), polenta-stuffed mushrooms, roasted eggplant and potato chunks with dukkah.
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(no subject) [Nov. 16th, 2008|10:26 pm]
So last night I went and saw Andre Rieu, and the complimentary tickets E picked up on her way out the night before worked fine, so we got sweet seats on the front in level two. Although for this concert they were a lot less sweet than they would be for AFL, but they were still pretty good.

I could now be all elitist and say "Well, it wasn't up to the quality of Symphony Orchestra X" or I could just say most of it was fun, relaxed and there was some superawesome iceskating. It would be extremely expensive to get a seat in one of the places where you could appreciate the set as it was, rather than largely relying on the video screens - and I don't know enough about dancing anyway to tell the difference - but the ice stuff was spiffy, the horse&carriage, marching band, ice skaters, fountains and dancers were impressive, and it was a bit of fun.

Some of it was actually quite impressively beautiful - whoever ti was doing "Wishing you were somehow here again" (Lloyd Webber) was very good, as was the angel preceding her. It was nice to see a bunch of older people get up and waltz to the Blue Danube (on strong encouragement from Rieu).

Was a good night out, if completely unplanned and surprising :)
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