Archives for the month of: April, 2010

One: Nintendo DSi XL…I just got a DS lite and now I already want the newest one because of the pretty colours, (I am favouring the bronze variety) huge screen and stylus that looks like a pen. I like new things.

Two: Heart locket Pandora bracelet charm. I recently got a bracelet and one charm as a gift, and I have been eyeing off this charm for awhile now, I used to own a bracelet with a charm just like it when I was a kid, so when I saw it I told myself I had to have it.

Three: Nokia X6, it looks oh so pretty and every time I see it in a catalogue or on a website I want it a bit more, I have a very old phone that refuses to charge on a regular basis. I need an upgrade.

Four: A new Lego house…any Lego house really, I have had a constructed one sitting on my desk for awhile now, I could deconstruct it and make one of the other varieties (it’s a three in one house) but i’d rather get a new one with different colours and plants and people and build that too. I love Lego.

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Very belated!  I have just started a job and have been feeling like I don’t even have enough time to do basic day to day stuff when I get home, so I haven’t been writing anything, but I have some spare time and a few things in mind to write about, so now is the time!

Delicious chippies and cheap drinkies: So, I started a job in a small suburb with barely any shops and not much worth going to…I have only taken two minute noodles twice and I am already sick of them, so I decided to walk up the street and go to Red Rooster for some chips. They were the best chippies I have had in ages. I also bought a drink from there, I am always in pursuit of the cheapest 600ml Coke zero I can find, my milkbar had the record for $3.20, the next was Woolworths for $3.25…Red Rooster has them for $2.75. TWO SEVENTY FIVE! Sadly, it was the most elated I had been in weeks. But, still a great thing.

DVD’s: I found season six of Sex and the City at Cash Converters for fifteen bucks and I have been watching a disc a night after work, good stuff.

DS lite: I have had an unhealthy relationship with the stacking machines they have in shopping centres and arcades. You know the ones, with the blue squares and you need to press the button to stop them moving, and stack them to the top to win a prize. On the weekend, I WON THE MAJOR PRIZE! I was so happy I screamed and people stared, and I didn’t care at all, because I picked an Nintendo DS lite as my prize, so now I get to play Mario on the train. Okay, so I had to buy a game, but still, EPIC WIN! I am considering trading it in to save on the new DS XL…

Haircuts: I got a great haircut and I love having a tiny ponytail again, I had really heavy, thick hair and it feels great to have it fixed up again.

Routine: I have worked out a great routine for my mornings and I am so used to it now, I love being able to get to the station at the exact same time every morning and everything is so familiar and good. Then, I do my maths training, get to a certain stop when it’s done, and then put my earphones in and music it up until my stop. I’m weird like that.

Now, to start watching some SATC before I get ready for bed!

Here we go!

3D view on Google maps: Dude, I thought this was just an April fools joke, but the little, happy orange man is still showing off his 3D glasses and everything is still a fun, blue and red tinge. I love Google. I spend way too much time on maps finding where my next interview is, or exploring foreign countries, so this was a surprising and very cute touch.

chocolatiers Australia eggs: Oh, they were so good…I wasn’t going to have any chocolate this easter, I thought of maybe buying some when it was on sale after the weekend, but Dad came home with some of these eggs for me and they were ever so yummy. Especially the Abstract Heaven one, it was pretty much just a marble one with a bit of white chocolate amongst regular milk chocolate but it really made my weekend. Yes, food can make a weekend.

Still using Metcards: So Myki is flailing and flopping around on the floor…and if someone doesn’t throw it into the water soon, it’ll die. Well…that’s probably a poor example regarding ticket machines. I love Metcards and I am so glad they haven’t put Myki into place yet, and everyday I have to press in daily concession, zone 2 into a machine to have it spit out a blue piece of cardboard, I will be happy. It’s nostalgic to me, it’s pleasant, and it’s one thing in this world that just…works. So, why replace it?

90’s music: So, I buy a lot of CD’s, I just go to through JB and grab as many $9.99 titles as I can, and this is a relatively cheap way to get all of the music I used to listen to back in the day. I recently bought Nsync, Bon Jovi, Pink and Christina Agulera,  but don’t tell my boyfriend, he just wouldn’t understand. Bye bye bye!

YouTube knows me: So, YouTube never really ‘got’ me, I would visit and there would be suggestions for me on the homepage that just didn’t make sense, oh yeah…I can’t wait to see that sporting event highlight…but lately it’s been really catering to my needs. I have been looking everywhere for the shortened version of a song, not the extended clip that goes for nine minutes, just the song…without all of the story in between. So, YouTube finally finds it for me. Also, thanks for all of the walk through videos for Final Fantasy VII, it’s making me want to play it again. Good website, good!

Great interview: I had a pleasant interview this week, and this is a very rare occurence, normally I walk in and am attacked with behavioural questions, and analysed on a level I simply don’t understand, while a panel smirk at me. But, I had a lovely chat to a nice boss, saw where I would be working, a nice private spot with plenty of desk space…and the questionnaire I DID have to do showed great results when I was talked through it, and it was actually a self-confidence boost! Also, it’s a job i’d really be comfortable doing, so wish me luck that I hear good words from them! I think I did well, so I am just happy with that.

…and then a day after writing that, I got offered that job. So that belongs in here too!

Hope you all had a great week.

I have recently joined the Day Zero Project. The basic gist of it is, to complete 101 goals in 1001 days, and because I need to work harder on creating and completing goals, one of my goals is actually to WRITE the 101 goals. I’m up to 15 currently but I am carefully chosing things that are of the utmost importance. It can be difficult to write a goal that is easy to measure and tick off, while being something you really wish to change, I couldn’t quite understand why people would write goals like, “drink more water” to be completed by 2012.  By the time I reach December 2012 I won’t remember that I drank water every single day for the 1001 days. So, it’s better to formulate something like, “drink a litre of water everyday during April 2010.” and then by May, I can either tick it off and make a new goal with (maybe with an increase of water intake) for May, or hide from my computer. Something measurable is more likely to be completed. You can read through a directory of the goals other people have formulated for themselves, and while some seem fair to me, (get my licence) others just aren’t workable, and will most likely be procrastinated and ignored, especially if you’re going for a 1001 day project (exercise everyday).

Some of the goals I made for myself that I am pretty excited about are: “fill a money tin to the top with change,” I recently did this and decided to buy a new tin, and make it a goal because it felt great to pour a gigantic pile of change into a sorting machine at the bank and watch the number grow and grow on the little blue, glowing screen. I reached a saving goal I have been waiting for, for about two years, thanks to that extra change! Normally I would have spent the coins on bits and pieces, because I used to have a little box I kept change in, and I would open it whenever I wanted change for something that I really didn’t need. So, when I bought a tin that could only broken into with a can opener, it was easier to keep away from the change, and to instantly deposit it into my bank account was fantastic.  I think if they gave me cash,  I would have chipped away at it by buying food and train tickets.

‘Buy beautiful lingerie,’ well, this one is self explanatory I guess…it might be easier to seduce a long-term boyfriend in something pretty, and NOT my pink, flannel pyjamas with owls printed on them. I have also never really owned anything like that before, just practical undergarments, and not fun enough!

‘Buy Japanese for Dummies and learn a few phrases,’ all my life I have wanted to go to Japan, it started when I was young and my Dad and I always planned go to, but we just never had the money for it and didn’t win the lotto, so it sort of died out after a while. Lately I have been thinking about it as a possibility later in my life, even though I have never been overseas before, or even left the state I currently live in, it’s somewhere I want to go before I die. So, I thought i’d start getting a grasp on some words, how to ask for things, and learning a few essential travel tips now, instead of later when the trip is booked and I am panicking about not knowing how to ask where the bathroom is.

‘Maintain a blog of various topics,’ well, so far so good!

‘Print and frame best photos on camera,’ once I moved to digital photos, I stopped framing them because I had either buy ink and photo paper, or pay a fortune at Kmart and fight with a machine (they’re so frustrating…I nearly punched one once…) to get some prints. So, i’d just admire photos on my phone, computer, whatever I could transfer them to…but I want something a little more special. I am going to fight those HP machines for my right to frame pictures of my loved ones. It had to be a goal, and not just a to do thing…because I really do hate those machines. I can’t stress that enough.

As time goes by I will finish the list and have some things done, and I am quite hopeful for an impressive percentage completed by the end of it. I know I don’t have many people viewing this blog just yet, seeing as it is so new, but does anyone have any goals set or are you using any other great websites I should know about?

Tomato and cheese sandwiches, (I really like them, but if they’re not your thing, best wishes!)

Jacinta

One: While I have little to no use for those sticky notes, I do like throwing the F bomb around and if I could work in an office that would let me use those on documents, my life would definitely be complete. Well, I can dream, right? I have seen something similar in stores before, clutched them tightly and convinced myself it’s not necessary to own them…just yet.

Two: I’ve seen these sushi magnets in random shops everywhere, for something so small they are dramatically expensive, so that pisses me off and I don’t buy them, but they’re pretty cute.

Three: Lego is fantastic and the chance to adorn it on my fingers is too difficult to pass up. My Mega block necklace (also red) is one of the best pieces I have ever bought. A matching ring would be fantastic.

Four: It’s Elite…of course I want to own something with the word Elite in the name…I also like to play games, especially on something shiny that will remember that I haven’t gained any achievements recently. I am also borrowing my boyfriends little Pro and it makes me feel empty inside every time I switch it on because it logs him in as default. His avatar is creepy, it’s not even human, it’s like a…yellow…striped alien dude.