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78 was gr8!!


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…and I was 8.

This clip is firmly entrenched in my memory from Countdown:

As a little kid, I thought Kate Bush was totally freaky. (But good.)

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…by someone or other.

Happy Talk

You know the song
You don’t actually have to watch that South Pacific clip, unless you’re a fan. Round the Portion-villa, we’re a bit fond of singing it and taking the piss (not unkindly though, just enjoying the kitsch value.) This movie is another one of my mum’s favourites. My favourite song from it is ‘Gonna Wash that Man Right out of my Hair’, not sure if I like the tune, the lyrics or the way in the movie the gals manage to make sudsy heads look glamourous. Anyway, I digress, we’re talking happy talk here.

So, in the interests of happiness and contributions thereto, today I just thought I’d share a few things that I’m loving right now:

1. The Decemberists – not that that’s anything new, but for some reason I can’t stop playing “The Mariner’s Revenge Song“. Probably something to do with my (non-Jack Sparrow related) love of pirates, as we old pirates love a good sea shanty.

2. Stationery – this is also nothing new, but I took this pic yesterday :

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No, I didn’t need another note pad, but I HAD to have it! HAD to! I even got a micro-lecture from HP when I added it to the shopping about how unneccessary it was. But I’ve always been addicted to pens, notepads, et al, ever since I was a wee Drewzel. I suppose I was destined for an office job.

3. Friends that make me laugh – especially at work.
Part of e-mail convo from Knitting Knazi:

From: the knitting knazi
Sent: Wednesday, 26 March 2008 11:09 AM
To: drewzel
Subject: Re: The closest you’ll get to one of those soppy friendship emails from me.

As a fellow member of the Les-Miserables-Is-NOT-Opera Society I sincerely promise to never tell you I’m reading ‘My Steve’

xx

_____________________________________________

4. Half (or less) price Easter Eggs – friends, eggs, choccy bunnies, lend me your ears!  During lunchbreak yesterday, my friend Cathy and I were actually waiting next to the manager at our local K-mart yesterday as he was marking down all the leftovers.  Say YES! to Red Tulip Elegant rabbits for $1!

5. Michael Palin (see earlier post). But don’t worry Ben Lee, I still love you too! (S’yeah right, I’m sure he’s worried.)

6. Sweet caring people who send me mail lurve to cheer me up:

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7. Friends lending me fun books:

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[Stay tuned for further adventures of Mike the policeman.]

8. I think this is quite obvious from the earlier things I love, but yep, friends, that care and help when things are crap.  Friends that care and help when things are good. You know who you are.  Yay!

Okay peeps, not that I’m starting memes or anything, but if you’re reading this, the challenge is to do some Happy Talking and list some things on yer blawg that make your sun shine.  And sing some South Pacific tunes too if you feel so inclined.

Footpath Find

…or sidewalk score if you’re from the US.  Hard Rubbish day is pending in our suburb, and so the nature strips look a bit like a war zone…all manner of crap is there, with the majority being old mattresses and dead couches.  It is also reassuring to see the nice amount of dud treadmills and exercise bikes there too – as per last year, people of my area are still saying NO to exercise.  Ha.  I keep an eye peeled for good stuff, as I drive past, for I have no shame and will scoop up anything that appeals to me. (The council frown on this behaviour and tell us it’s “stealing” from them…me, I think “recycling at a grass roots level”.  They’re just peeved if we get in first because anything good they keep and sell at their second hand recycling centre.)  Anyway, last night while en route to the shops, I picked up this chair.  No I didn’t need it, but I thought the shape was fabulous!

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It is covered in icky white vinyl, but I have plans for it.  Any guesses as to it’s age?

Footpath Find

…or sidewalk score if you’re from the US.  Hard Rubbish day is pending in our suburb, and so the nature strips look a bit like a war zone…all manner of crap is there, with the majority being old mattresses and dead couches.  It is also reassuring to see the nice amount of dud treadmills and exercise bikes there too – as per last year, people of my area are still saying NO to exercise.  Ha.  I keep an eye peeled for good stuff, as I drive past, for I have no shame and will scoop up anything that appeals to me. (The council frown on this behaviour and tell us it’s “stealing” from them…me, I think “recycling at a grass roots level”.  They’re just peeved if we get in first because anything good they keep and sell at their second hand recycling centre.)  Anyway, last night while en route to the shops, I picked up this chair.  No I didn’t need it, but I thought the shape was fabulous!

new-chair.jpg

It is covered in icky white vinyl, but I have plans for it.  Any guesses as to it’s age?

New shoes!

During some lunchtime shopping, while trying to find one of my workmates a dress for the races, I picked up these shoes for $20!  Hurrah, cheap, cute, flat and they match my new skirt!

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Yes, I have broad flat white feet, yes I need a pedicure.

Also wearing today, another source of joy, a gorgeous pin that Green Olive made…she gave one to all the girls who came along to the Mixtape working party on Saturday night.

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New shoes!

During some lunchtime shopping, while trying to find one of my workmates a dress for the races, I picked up these shoes for $20!  Hurrah, cheap, cute, flat and they match my new skirt!

new-shoes.jpg

Yes, I have broad flat white feet, yes I need a pedicure.

Also wearing today, another source of joy, a gorgeous pin that Green Olive made…she gave one to all the girls who came along to the Mixtape working party on Saturday night.

brooch-from-green-olive.jpg


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