Don’t know if anyone else has this problem but I can’t write with my shoes on. Weird, I know. If I am in an office I am fine but at home those boots/ballet flats/runners have to come off. At least when I lose my shoes I know where to look – under my desk.
Archive for June, 2008
But this Breakfast Buffet is not edible. It’s my new Crumpler bag. Fits a fat wallet (full of loyalty cards not cash!), small Filofax, handful of cosmetics, assorted pens, bits of junk, half eaten kids food, drink bottle, small umbrella. Also fits EEE PC with no umbrella and drink bottle.
Ratings hit Australia’s Got Talent ends on July 1 and the next night Seven has lined up the special World’s Got Talent showcasing the weird and wonderful from the worldwide franchise.The accent is definitely on the weird: a man whipping his pregnant wife, a stripper,a male pole dancer, a concussed acrobat, a bloke with darts in his gut, another bloke in a washing machine, the world’s oldest stripper…and I’m only 25 minutes into the show. It is narrated by US judge Piers Morgan but with any luck they might get Dannii Minogue to overdub it for the local market. Lots of icky contortions and semi-nudity explains the 8.30pm timeslot.
Good news for Prison Break fans – season three resumes on Seven at episode nine on July 9.
Not exactly Christmas in July but the long awaited 2007 Dr Who Christmas special Voyage of the Damned finally screens this Sunday June 29 on the ABC. Our Kylie stars as a waitress on the doomed space cruiser Titanic. Her hair is the right vintage but makes her look a lot older than 40.
My favourite comedy of the moment is Little Miss Jocelyn screening Mondays at 10.15pm on the ABC. From parking inspector and unhelpful bus driver to Nigerian driving instructor and racist South Africa immigrant socialite, Jocelyn Jee Esien is a hoot. Mixing sketch with streetcam it’s Little Britain meets Ali G; so much funnier than Catherine Tate.
Who said current affairs programs only do stories on shonky salesmen and wonder diets? Just over a week ago I was watching A Current Affair (admittedly mostly to check out Eddie McGuire’s hosting abilities) and saw a story about the best places to shop online.
One of the sites featured was Catch of the Day an Australian website that offers one popular item at noon each day at a bargain basement price. To find out what the daily deal is, just register to receive the free email update. To cut a long story short, I picked up a new Asus EEE PC for $327 plus about $14 postage. Ordered June 13, arrived at my door on June 23. I’m blogging on it now and will upload pix later. It’s the 7 inch 700 version running Xandros flavour of Linux.
I was planning to by the 8.9 inch new 900 XP version but all the reviews seemed to imply the keyboard size had not changed, so for a saving of about $250 I figured I could live without the extra HD space and screen real estate.
It fits perfectly in my Crumpler Breakfast Buffet bag which I picked up on clearance from Sierra Trading Post. If only Perth had more FREE wireless hot spots, I was so annoyed to be able to see about six wireless connections near Burswood today, all of which were secure private networks. Getting a 3G USB modem is looking more appealing all the time (yes the eee pc works with the 3 Mobile broadband modem).
Like most Western Australian residents I have been following the gas crisis with growing interest and alarm. I cannot begin to fathom how it can possibly take two or more months to fix the damage caused in the explosion. What exactly blew up, the whole of Varanus Island (is it just me or do you want to laugh each you hear that name?)? Why will the parts take so long to get here? The writers of 24 couldn’t have dreamt up something so simple but so potentially catastrophic. The timing could not have been worse with Perth and other parts of WA already experiencing record low winter temperatures.
Our children both have weekly swimming lessons at local public swimming pools. One pool has already lowered the temperature and we haven’t checked with the other yet. Some in southern suburbs are reportedly on the brink of closure. What will happen if children enrol for term three swimming classes in the next fortnight and we find out in July that the indoor pools will not be heated? Will we be entitled to refunds or credit? As a caller to 6PR pointed out the other day, there are many elderly and disabled people who rely on heated pools for exercise and therapy. The AHA also warned today that some hotels are perilously close to not having clean linen. It could be a cold, bleak winter. Oh, and to top it all off, Alinta is putting up gas prices!