19 June 2004

Heh heh

I record for the readers that I never asserted that I sweep once a week, simply that I would like a housemate to do so. Aunty B would also like cleaner, but we can't always get what we want.

Current tally of this week's experience:
- Sheer frustration at meaningless beauracracy: 2 counts
- Sudafed extra strenth congestion pills swallowed: 5
- Eucalyptus throaties sucked: 1 packet
- Free settler cities visited: 1
- Baths taken: 3
- Documentaries watched: 1
- Meals containing red meat since documentary viewing: 0

12 June 2004

My perfect housemate

..is "laid back" but also remembers to sweep the kitchen floor once a week
..is "easy going" but remembers bin night every second week
..likes great rock and roll, but doesn't play it when I've got an early morning start
..is "up-front" but is polite and circumspect about my more grotty tendencies
..likes cooking extravagant meals for the house, but doesn't leave a pile of nuclear dishes
..is "open-minded" but does't take drugs
..is "alternative" but doesn't clog the basin with hair
..is "sociable and out-going" but doen't have obnoxious friends stay over for a week
..is "warm and friendly" but doesn't have noisy sex
..recycles, conserves energy and water, but isn't a boring hippy

Anyone?, anyone?

10 June 2004

Helping us to annoy you better!

I just tried to read something on the SMH website and it gave me this message.

"We want you to register so we can improve smh.com.au and keep the site free.

"The information you provide will give an overall profile of our readers and enable us to work better with advertisers.

"We don't want to show you more advertisements but we want to ensure that the advertisements you see are of interest to you."

But... none of the ads are of interest to me...

By the way, what do we think of Peter Garrett putting his hand up for Labor?

6 June 2004


Oh, well I suppose there's a good point about our leaders' homogenous views of society, and yes that is bad. But I just thought the gay overtones of the Howard/Bush report was funny. Ha ha they had an intimate breakfast. I am cracking myself up thinking of Bush asking JH "how he likes his eggs" out at some presidential function.

5 June 2004


These are direct quotes...

"The Prime Minister's White House visit suggested relations between him and Mr Bush are as warm as ever. The President invited Mr Howard to join him in the Old Family Dining Room for an intimate breakfast"

After the talks, Mr Bush described Mr Howard as "a close friend of mine" and said he valued his advice. He said he appreciated the support of Mr Howard in keeping troops in Iraq".

Bush warns Latham on Iraq pull-out

A story about a girl with two mothers that was screened on the ABC's Play School has sparked a political storm . . .

The ABC's head of children's television, Claire Henderson, said the segment "showed one of the many types of family groups that exist in Australia today". . .

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Larry Anthony, warned the ABC against becoming "too politically correct". "I think I'm representing the majority of Australian parents," he said yesterday. "My kids watch Play School. I think it is an excellent production, but I think it's important for those program producers to ensure that they are not just responding to minorities . . . I don't think it's appropriate."

The Health Minister, Tony Abbott, who has three daughters aged 10, 12 and 14, said: "I think that if I'd been watching it with my kids, I'd have been a bit shocked."

Play School's Lesbian Tale Sparks Outrage

.. make up your own mind boys and girls.

1 June 2004

I am heartily homesick today. I'm tired of travelling and backpacks and buses and cafes and wearing the same black tshirt and trains and hotels.

I want to sit in the shade in the back garden, read the paper and have a cup of tea.