BM and I are heading off today, up to Sydney tonight for a pre-Xmas barbie with some mates, and then on to my Mum's place tomorrow for Christmas. As I won't have internet access for the next few days, just wanted to take the opportunity to wish you all the best for the festive season.
P.S. A big thank you to slaymesoftlyfor my stack of virtual pressies!! It was a lovely thought, and made my morning.
I wish I knew what I could do to help this situation - there is no way that David Hicks is a 'war criminal', but the least I can do is attend this event.
I'm not saying anything about the cricket because that may be considered gloating, and who knows, a miracle may happen tomorrow.
Damien won Australian Idol - yay the Irish!!
Dad never talked much about 'what he did in the war', and refused to go to any Anzac Day ceremonies, but it is interesting to have some sort of documentation of his time in the Royal Australian Air Force.
I'm now girding my loins for a trip into town to commence Christmas shopping ::shudder::
Today is the 6th anniversary of J's friend Tarlo's disappearance. As we know now, it is actually the anniversary of his murder.
This morning I was reading our local weekend newspaper, and was startled by an article about our murdered friends K & G. They bred Shire horses (great bloody big horses, similar to draughts) and they had embarked on an embryo transfer programme to continue the breed, the first time in Australia. They were murdered in January, the foal was born this month.
Two totally random events, but today they coincided.
Time doesn't heal.
It could have been worse. As expected a small multitude turned up for the free feed but could only stay 30 minutes or so. I had problems with the projector connecting with my laptop, so Charlotte went first. By the time she had finished half the audience had to leave, including the Head of English Studies (praise be for small mercies - yes, Caraway that's the strangely humoured French-Canadian). Thankfully ClogMan (the Honours Co-ordinator - he wears clogs OK!) rushed off and got his laptop wish was happy to talk to the projector, and so I could show my PowerPoint presentation. In appreciation of ClogMan's help I'm going to loan him my S1 Veronica Mars and S2 Deadwood boxsets - there's a man who appreciates the finer things in life. On the other hand the lecturer who is guiding me through my first chapter thinks that VM is a little hard to believe!!! No wonder I am finding his suggestions re my thesis direction so hard to cope with ... which leads me to my complaint of the day. I'm finding it hard to cope with the multi-directional pulls from my supervisor and Research Methods lecturer on where I want to go with my thesis. I already feel that I have veered severely from my initial premise, and I don't know whether I'm happy about that. I do realise that PS (research methods lecturer) has my best interest at heart, but I don't know whether I will be happy writing the thesis that he wants me to write. However as he said to me today if I follow his advice it could be the difference between a second class honours degree, or a first class ... I guess that is definitely something that has to be considered.
In the meantime I now have to reflect on female icons of the second wave of feminism era (1960s-1970s), think Mrs Peel, WonderWoman, and how they differ from Buffy and Veronica in the post-feminist/third wave/GirlPower era ... ... any thoughts, any suggestions ... Bueller, Bueller, anyone ...
Suddenly he's an Aussie again - strewth, I wish he would make up his mind!
- St George-Illawarra lost - I have no words ::sob::
- J's girlfriend seems very nice - for the 10 seconds I got to speak to her. BM amd I are dealing with this new stage in our parental life, but we have survived the first boyfriend/girlfriend overnight stay - how cool are we?.
- I'm panicking about my first chapter.
- I've suddenly become addicted to "Bones". Why is it that I'm hapyy to watch DB in a non'BtVS/AtS role but I can't watch JM in any role that isn't Spike?
- I have nothing else to say.