This is me, kicking my arse into gear

Have to pull my self out of holiday mode. I've been chuffing along on my merry way, making plans for trips away etc etc, when it suddenly hit me - umm, Deb, you still have a uni subject to complete this semester - duh!!

So, my middle brother (the titular head of my family, and yes that can be read with a sarcastic tone) is organising a 60th birthday party for my eldest brother (whether he wants it or not). I have been allocated the task of collecting photos of my brother, from birth onwards, and collating them into a slide show with narration and music!! Piece of cake, well it will be, but just a tad time consuming, and of course I will have to send copies to my brother as we go along to ensure I'm doing it right (insert sarcastic note again), plus there will be numerous phonecalls to ensure that I'm moving along with the project. This is the same brother who rang me five times in the space of a day to make sure 1) I collected Mum from the train station 2) we made it safely to airport hotel 3)that we were up in time to get to the airport 4) that I made sure Mum got on the right plane 5) that Mum had arrived safely in Cairns (I'm 46 for fuck's sake, not 6, I can organise myself and my doddery 84 year old mother!!!). Oops I digress, this has turned into a brother rant ... Spoke to soon - just received an e-mail from him, looks like it's going to be a long 2 months.

We have to travel to my hometown for the weekend of 4/5 March to celebrate this auspicious event, and we thought while we were out and about, we could continue on to Melbourne (before or after the birthday bash) and spend time with the wonderful caraway_, and her ever patient family. I've been merrily making plans when it suddenly dawned on me that uni starts back on Feb 20, and I'll have, like, lectures and seminars to attend (I'm not blonde for nothing). Missing a couple of lectures won't be a problem, and seminar allocation is done online, so that's not a problem, but you need to be in class to select a seminar presentation, otherwise you can get stuck with a really sucky book or movie to present on ... may have to sort something out with the lecturer, I guess.

Tomorrow BM and I are doing some room re-arranging - moving cupboards, desks etc, to make a study space for the laptop. Currently the desk is in the study with the PC, which kind of defeats the purpose of the laptop as a separate study/work/leisure unit. Thankfully the weather forecast is for more cool weather with showers.

caraway_ here are some muppet icons - hope there's some you like!!!!

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I don't envy you at ALL. LOL. Sounds kinda like my younger sister, but she's not quite that bad yet...
Ooooh, brilliant icons!

School shmool. I'll write a note for your lecturer. It's the quebecois fellow, yes? I'll write a note en francais.
Well, my written French is rusty, but try this:

Cher M. Turcotte,

Deb est une amie tres intelligente et gentille. Elle dois prendre un vacance en Fevrier ou Mars pour echapper son enfant. C'est aussi important pour sa vie intellectuelle de parler beaucoup de Spike et de Buffy le Tuer des Vampires. Je vous en prie,

L'autre quebecoise en Australie,

I'm still laughing - the Google translator is the comedian of NOW!!

Dear Mr. Turcotte, Deb is a very intelligent and nice friend. It must take one vacancy in February or Mars to escape his/her child. It is also significant for its intellectual life to speak much about Spike and Buffy To kill it out of the Vampires. Please, the other quebecoise in Australia,
I think I'll make you a t-shirt with "It must take one vacancy on Mars to escape his/her child".

Also, why didn't Joss call it "Buffy To Kill It Out of the Vampires"?
Don't foget free LJ accounts can have 6 icons now to choose from rather than just the original 3 - load up!