Monday, 30 June 2008
I like a good end of the world mass disaster movie, actually they don't HAVE to be good. Often when I am watching I find myself yelling at the screen 'have you never watched a movie, what the hell are you thinking' so to save us all from making bad decisions in the event of a disaster, I thought that I would write a list of things I have learned from watching endless end of the world movies.
First you need to identify why the world is ending there are 5 main categories
* natural disaster
* alien invasion
* biological virus
* terrorist attack
* supernatural invasion
Once you have identified the cause it should be easier to short things out but in case weird things are just happening and you have no idea of the cause its best to plan for all eventualities
1. Don't ever leave the kids - this one came up while watching a movie recently, but in movie land if you ever leave the kids to go and find someone you inevitably die, plus who in there right mind would leave their kids to go and find anyone
2. Always assume the worst - don't think that the power has just gone off and plan to still go to work, look up and there will probably be spaceships or zombies
3. Good footwear - this one seems to come up in a multitude of movies, women running in heels and often people have no shoes at all. If you are running for your life think about your footwear, either steel capped boots or joggers depending on where and how you are running and what from
4. Pack smart - even if you just think your popping to the country while it all 'blows over' pack like its the end world (duh) most importantly make sure of medication especially prescription meds, antibiotics and pain relief otherwise you will have to break into a hospital and this is probably where you will perish
5. Stay together - speaks for itself, you leave the group then your a goner, mind you there is an exception to the rule, if there is an army type guy making the decisions and only you and some scientist type guy have different ideas go with the scientist
6. Pick a good car - fill it up with petrol ASAP and think about getting a reconditioned older car without electronics so it can survive a EMP attack but then try and grab parts inevitably the car will breakdown just when the bomb or zombies are about to go off
7. Did I mention good footwear - really people this is life or death stuff
8. Save the books - if society as we know it is about to end, then you are going to have to know a lot to get it back on track, grab books on basic medicine, farming, mechanics, electrics, chemistry, animal husbandry and knot tying
9. Make sure you have a bag of salt - this one applies to all disasters but especially if the world is ending due to supernatural forces, salt seems to work well against demons and any slug creatures, plus it makes food taste better
10. Lastly don't think about what is valuable now, think about what is valuable once society is dissolved, the person with most food water and medicine is king
Good luck xx
Sunday, 29 June 2008
Hamish is a mischief maker, he loves to stir the pot and to stir his brother. A few days ago he was thoroughly enjoying watching his brother practically tear his hair out by repeating a sentence over and over that Jack had asked him to stop saying, while Jack was brought to tears Hamish was smiling and looking very satisfied.
Then a week ago while Hamish and I were driving and I heard him say that he had ripped the book he was reading, it had been something he had been doing a bit that week. I pulled the car over and quiet crankily told his that ripping books was not ok, his bottom lip dropped and he started to cry and said 'I'm sorry mumma, I'm sorry book'. I was sad that he was sad but a little part of me hoped that that would be the end of ripping books.
The next morning, I was sitting eating my breakfast and Hamish walked into the room naked, in a little sing song voice he said, 'hello mumma, I broke a da bo-ok' he was waving a piece paper wiggling his tiny hips in a little dance again he said 'na na na mummy I broke a da bo-ok' He is so cute when he is being cheeky that I almost had to laugh ...... hmmm mischief managed
Friday, 27 June 2008
Wednesday, 25 June 2008
Tuesday, 24 June 2008
I came to a realisation last night, i want to BE Captain Jack Harkness. Now this is a first for me, when watching TV i rarely identify with a male character and Captain Jack is so dashing and sexy that you would think i would want to be the object of Captain Jacks affection not actually be him.
You see the thing is i am a 'shipper (i think that's what Catriona called them) i think that means that i am a person that totally gets off on the relationship back story's in TV shows. Especially the ones that are sad and passionate and desperate, actually if they just love each other and live happily ever after it doesn't work well for me.
In Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans seemed to be in 2 minds about the relationship between Buffy and Spike for example. There were people like me who loved what this desperate angry lust and love filled story line brought to the show, and there were those that thought that it was its downfall.
Lately i have been catching up on Torchwood. Its a Doctor Who (the new series) spin off and its fab, well its much better than a lot of stuff on telly. As i have been watching a few episodes a night on DVD the relationships and story lines have solidified and i have realised how many of the characters are lusting/pining for each other. Some were obvious straight away but some have only just become very clear (i might be a bit slow on the uptake though)
That brings me back to my opening statement, i want to be Captain Jack Harkness, almost everyone he meets think he is amazing handsome and totally want to shag him (man, woman and alien). These though are not the reasons that i want to be him, he seems to fall madly passionately in love every second episode, and although the fallout from this is that he gets his heart broken every second episode as well, how wonderful to feel those first throes of passion every second week, and to find someone who feels those same throes for you, i think its almost worth the heartache when they inevitably die, leave or try to kill you. Plus who wouldn't like to be that dashing and sexy to every man, woman and alien (no cat people please:)
Monday, 23 June 2008
Sunday, 22 June 2008
Andrew and Antony in the swing of things
Hamish and I having cuddles
Jack and Arieal (his best friend) waiting for cake
Jack all caked out
Sunday, 15 June 2008
When we lived in a much bigger space
I have disliked the size and weight of it ever since we moved back to Sydney, it is easily 150kg so it means that it required a large unit to put it on and it also meant that Andrew and I could barely move it and so we could never move the furniture around the way that I wanted to. Also because of its size it had an overwhelming presence in out little lounge room and when we didn't want to watch TV it was still staring us in the face.
So when I saw that the colour seemed to be going funny, in the back of my head I wondered if this was the end of the ball and chain that has been our TV
Over the next week the colour got even funnier, I couldn't figure out what was wrong until we watched a documentary on the Amazon jungle, unless there has recently been mass bloodshed in the center of the Amazon jungle it was apparent that our TV was no longer producing green, and it was replacing it with red. Also anything that was blue was now fluro blue, white was pink (because as Treena so aptly reminded me to produce white you need all the colours to combine) and the rest was this washed out grey colour.
Andrew said that it wasn't bothering him, and the kids didn't seem to notice. I on the other hand could barely watch it. Something about it made me feel uneasy, I think it had to do with the fact that because everything was red and blue it gave movies an strange eerie feeling.
So we have been watching everything in red and blue for the last few weeks/months wondering whether to fix it, buy a new one or go without a TV at all (god forbid:)
On the weekend Andrew went out and brought us a brand new flat screen TV, its still big (bigger than I wanted) but ohhh it has green and how I had missed green
The best part is that it is smaller than our old TV and it is much much lighter and so it makes the room feel lighter and less dominated by TV, you can actually imagine sitting in our lounge and reading, whereas before all it looked like it was possible to do was watch TV and maybe play with the occasional toy (while TV was on of course)
Thursday, 12 June 2008
Tuesday, 10 June 2008
Sunday, 8 June 2008
Thanks Treena, this one is for you
Friday, 6 June 2008
Thursday, 5 June 2008
- Laughter produces endorphins, the feel good hormone
- It has been shown to help protect the heart
- It lowers blood sugar
- It fights a lot of the bodies reactions to stress
Monday, 2 June 2008
After an afternoon at a blossoming pregnant friends blessingway with flowing champagne we then we got home and the street party was already in full swing.
Anyway cut to hanging out in a neighbours house at 1am drinking G & Ts and having a grand old time getting more and more drunk, kids sleeping under the dining table and lots and lots of laughter.
I felt every drink the next morning, but i also thought back and remembered how amazing our street is, how great our kids are and how i enjoy being the kind of mum who can have a laugh and a late night with friends and have the kids cope well (in fact they had a ball until thy woke at 1am at which time we went home)
Still feeling tired though so blame the street party for the short and sweet post