Saturday, April 12, 2008

Jaime - Bedroom Eyes

God damn you falsedan, god damn you! I foolishly ignored falsedan's advice and looked at google images for "bedroom eyes" ... please scrub my brain out.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Becstarr : Enterprise bargaining begins, childcare support ahoy?

Today the union had the first EB (enterprise bargaining) meeting to start to establish a Log of Claims about things the membership would like included. Plenty of issues were raised, and one I spoke about was (with Dan's advice) childcare support. Quite a number of people were interested in family-friendly policies and practices (parental and carer leave, flexible hours, improved return-to-work etc). Dan's suggested a discussion-lunch soon for interested parties, so mail me if you want in or have ideas!

YL - First Doctor-y Pay

Woot! I got my first pay as a doctor yesterday! And I'm working my first weekend as one ... hmmmm ... praying for a calm.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Ben - Nearly There

Almost all my pre-holiday work done, having just handed in my HSIE assignment. Basically, we were making HSIE resources - some of them looked really good. Mine doesn't look that great, but people have been complementing me on it, so who knows?

Now all I have is one German test between me and the holidays.

Yay, holidays in rainy Newcastle!

Oh, well, I can finally take the time to write an Uncyclopedia article about Uncle Remus, or Grape Nehi or something.

Becstarr : Rolling along and gathering speed

Since last I wrote, I've finished my glorious two weeks' leave and, to beat those end-of-leave blues, booked my next holiday. We fly out on May 28 and back in on June 30. We'll mainly be in Mexico & Cuba, with a few days in San Francisco on either side. I am finding myself mostly extremely excited (like when planning a picnic on the Xochimilco Canals) and fighting a griping Fear (like when I read travel insurance product disclosure statements and realise that I have 6.5 weeks to learn a lot more Spanish and get all my Semester 2 sites ready).

Dang Hippy

My biodynamic organic purple garlic was infested with weevils. The weevils started to escape and run amok and I had to bin the yummy garlic. Sad.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Decisions, decisions

Do I get up early before drving to work tomorrow to go geocaching, or to get my one decent coffee of the week?

Dan: MovieFest

Inspired by Eugene's last post, I went and saw Brain Dead at the Dendy Horror Festival. It was all that they promised and more. It was also not the Brain Dead you're thinking of, but a different one. Followed it up with Be Kind Rewind, and 10,000 BC. The Verdict: See Brain Dead if you like Schlock Horror. See Be Kind Rewind. Don't see 10,000 BC if you've ever read anything tangentially about ancient history or palaeontology or have a passing interest in either. Otherwise, it's a fun ride.

Anna : Adam Curtis is trying to make me cry!

Watched episode one of The Trap last night and all of The Century of the Self last week. I think next Adam Curtis should make a documentary telling us how to fix all these insidious social controls that he's discovered.