Monday, May 31, 2004

Hubba Hubba

Finally went to see Troy – I just can’t get over how sexy Brad Pitt is!! Poor Jacky, he’s been stuck with me going on and on and on about Brad Pitt since the car ride home.

Wednesday, May 26, 2004


When I was younger I was in a bad car accident so ever since then I had no particular desire to learn how to drive and avoided having to get my license till it became absolutely necessary. I also met Jacky when I was just turned 17 and for the next 5 yrs he would drop me off and pick me up to where ever I had to go.

It wasn’t till last month at age 22 that I finally decided to go for my license - I hate driving and I only drive because I have to visit clients. Some people see getting their license as independence, but I would be quite content to just be driven around forever (I wish!).

So I’m the first to admit that I’m not the most confident driver in the world and a pretty appalling parker, which leads to the story that I am about to tell.

There I was at 7:45am attempting to reverse park into this really tight space, the alternative was to pay $12 for parking in the car park next door. Everything seemed to be going well until I hear this ‘scrappppppe’, my heart sank – the kerb had popped out, out of nowhere and crashed into me! … ok that’s not quite how it happened and I really only scratched one of my rims.

But when you do something like scratch your car it hurts; so after finishing the park I came out to inspect the damage, it wasn’t too bad but I know it’s there. The worst moment was when I looked into the coffee shop window across the street and what do I see? 2 cops absolutely pissing themselves laughing and pointing at me! It was one of those ‘dig a hole and bury yourself in it’ moments.

Back at the office my colleague Michael asks me what was with my glum face to which i explain that I was laughed and pointed at by two policemen. It just so happens that Michael was in the coffee shop and had heard the policeman laughing and telling the rest of the coffee shop to have a look. One of the policemen was actually the deputy police commissioner.


I actually had more to add to this particular entry, but while writing this up at home last night my suburb blacked out and my computer shut down. When the power came back on 2 hours later I hear a ‘Poof!’ noise and see smoke coming out of my computer tower. In a state of panic and shock I realised that my tower was on fire, I frantically pulled the cords out of the tower as throwing water around electrical cords was not really an option.

So Jacky’s going come check the damage tonight, I pray that it’s not a total loss and that my hard drives were resilient. Otherwise I stand to lose 7 years of accumulated stuff and my new 120 gig hard drive that was installed the day before.

Monday, May 24, 2004

Signed and Sealed

Trip has been booked, deposit paid.

Japan --> Hong Kong --> China --> Bangkok --> Phuket --> Bangkok --> Sydney

Sunday, May 23, 2004


I’m at work at Baku right now and I just caught a robber! Well sort of…
I popped out of the store to buy a bottle of water and left the new girl there for no more than 3mins. When I came back there was this big lebbo guy looking at our earrings which is all fine, but I could have sworn that at some point he had 3 pairs of earrings in his hand only to see his hands empty when he turned around.

So as he was leaving the store I asked him whether he was going to pay for the earrings that he had just placed in his pocket? He just stood there and looked at me stumped! When he finally managed to process that he had actually been caught he grabbed them out of his pocket threw them at me and ran off.

So I went down to the security office to give a description of the guy incase he went to other stores, only to be told off for not pressing the panic button. The last time anyone tried that method security took too long to get here…just picture the Baywatch run but of guys in security suits trying to look important – the culprit was long gone.

So that’s my bit of excitement for a Sunday – oOOoOOo just saw some security guy running past my store looking very important with his hand on his ear piece…think I will go have a sticky beak.

Saturday, May 22, 2004

Hello All..

It’s a funny thing with blogs, if you don’t write everyday then you begin to lose track of what you want to say. So much happens and you reach a stage where you don’t know where to start.

It’s been 1 month since I last blogged and doesn’t time fly, it’s been 4 weeks of extreme highs and extreme lows. My lowest point saw me suffering from emotional burn out - 2 jobs, long hours and managers who push and push. I found my self sitting in the car after work one night where I just cried and cried …..I’m glad I got that out of my system, on with life it is.

I’ve never been one to shy away from hard work, I’m extremely goal orientated and I have a lot that I want to achieve before I reach 25. But when you suddenly find that your whole life evolves around work and things like eating properly take second place, you know its time to take a step back. It’s so hard for me to tell myself that its ok to slow down (and by the way if you know of any good A+ assistant accountants, let me know).

I’m blessed to have such a great relationship with Jacky. He’s my rock when everything is a buzz, we compliment each other well. We celebrated our 5 year and 11 month anniversary yesterday, he surprised me by driving all the way out to have lunch with me, a neatly wrapped present in his hand...I’m a lucky girl.


Although the Sass&Bide warehouse sale starts today, I managed to get my name on the VIP list for last night and walked into a war zone!

I was in shock in the communal change room as I had never seen so many semi naked people in my life! It was quite funny to watch girls walk around in g-strings trying to cram their bottoms into jeans that are obviously one size too small. However I did score myself a new pair of jeans for half the price! – I shall make this an annual event.