Monday, October 25, 2004

Living Doll

Came across a disturbing yet fascinating blog about celebrity plastic surgery.

Some of the more interesting entries include:

- Catherine Zeta-Jones - ok, it's not all down to plastic surgery, but My God, what a remarkable change!
- Lara Flynn Boyle - geez, she has more collagen in her lips than she has fat in the entire rest of her body
- Paris Hilton - and how could the Poo do the dirty with her??! Eww. I almost feel sorry for Delta - she may be 'boring', but at least she's not a skank.
- Kate Beckinsale - bet she wishes she never had that boob job...

Ah, isn't it just wonderful, what money can buy...

(link via fridaysixpm)

Friday, October 22, 2004

Mr President

Here's an interesting quiz: choose who you'd prefer as American Pres based on a number of policy statements, without knowing who said what... I'm kinda relieved that I mostly chose Kerry's policies!

You preferred Kerry's statements 78% of the time
You preferred Bush's statements 22% of the time

Voting purely on the issues you should vote Kerry

Who would you vote for if you voted on the issues?

Find out now!

(via Metafilter)

Friday, October 15, 2004

Time keeps on slipping...into the future

A couple of rather disturbing articles that I just came across via Metafilter:

- C02 emissions have been much higher than expected in the last couple of years, meaning that global warming is likely to progress much more quickly than anticipated. This article talks about some of the dire effects that a temperature increase of a couple of degrees will have on 12 'tipping points' of the world.

- This story talks about how a pill-sized brain chip has allowed a quadriplegic man to check e-mail and play computer games using his thoughts. Sounds great for people who have suffered spinal injuries, but I find it more than a little creepy - it's a bit too sci fi for me...
Song 2

I have the house all to myself this weekend - flatmates are both on holidays out of the state. This means:

2) Being able to roam around in my underwear should I feel the urge
3) Not waking up at 7am on a Saturday morning to the smell & sound of frying mushrooms and eggs (eugh!)
4) Being able to live like a sloth for 2 days and camp in front of the TV in my PJs (or underwear) without speaking to anyone, and
5) Having a bathroom (two, in fact) all to myself...

*blissful sigh*


Wednesday, October 13, 2004

I've got a plan

I've never really thought too much about having kids - there's no reason that I can see to want to rush into giving up my self-centred existence to spend all my time dedicated to caring for and worrying about another little being. But looking at this site, perhaps kids do have their uses after all...a cute kid could be the key to scoring some hot celebrity dates...

Saturday, October 09, 2004


What a sad, sad, sad day for Australians. I can't believe we are going to be stuck with Johnny and his cronies for a FOURTH term. What happened, people?? What were Aussies thinking??!


I've just returned home from the National Tally Room - and it was a pretty sombre crowd there (Canberra being a Labor stronghold). We had to queue outside for an hour or so, and made it in to the hall just as Mark Latham was conceding defeat. That's not how it was supposed to be!!

It was kinda cool to be in the Tally Room despite the grim atmosphere - to feel like we were at the epicentre of Australia for a little while. We got a close look at the Channel 9 panel of commentators (waved from behind Ray a couple of times, but I don't think I made it on to TV ;) and I learned some important things, like:
- Laurie Oakes is a BIIIIIIG boy. I mean, you can tell on TV that he's not exactly slim, but boy, he has one of the most massive guts I've ever seen.
- Natasha Stott-Despoja is 6 or 7 months pregnant! She still looked pretty good in her black number, and was sipping away at a diet coke. Although her makeup looked like it had been applied by a heavy handed plasterer.
- Ray Martin is one ugly dude.

Aside from these fascinating and politically pertinent revelations, the highlight of the night was meeting Aussie actor Kate Atkinson in the queue outside the Tally room - you may remember her as Karen Miller from Seachange, or as Cassie in the (somewhat odd) Fat Cow Motel. Kate just happened to be in front of us in the queue, with a friend of hers, who I know through work - how bizarre. She is a passionate Labor supporter, and co-founded the Actors for Refugees group. She was quite friendly and seems very intelligent and together. And she is a Perth girl, too.

But meeting her was not quite enough to make me happy.

*big sigh*

*prays for a miracle, like a massive error in the vote tallying or an exceedingly huge number of postal votes, all for Labor candidates in marginal seats...*

Friday, October 08, 2004

Impulse Flying

Yeeee-ha!! I have just booked a flight to Christchurch - 4 days of holiday bliss, New Zealand-style, coming up in a month and a half. Woohoo!!

[and hopefully the temps will have picked up a bit by then - sis says maxs at the moment are around 11 degrees - sheesh, even Canberra's weather is warmer than that now!]

Saturday, October 02, 2004

Love Letters

Amidst the pile of junk mail that arrived in our letterbox yesterday was this little gem - a flyer printed with black type on white A5 paper:

Important notice to all Canberrans

To a tall fair brunette, 23-25 in QUATTRO nightclub in the Summer of '99.

Always remembering you, shattered without you, and begging for a second chance to meet.

FROM: Guy with the black jacket and beard.

If you read this message and can forgive me, PLEASE leave a note at

If this sounds like someone in your household, please pass on this note.

- Forever missing you and begging your forgiveness.

Wow. This poor guy has been dwelling on someone whose name he doesn't know, who he met 5 YEARS ago, in a nightclub. And what on earth did he do to her that needs forgiveness, when he just met her?? "Forever missing you"??! I think he's been watching too many soppy movies.

I'm almost tempted to email him...