Monday, October 13, 2008

....If I blog does it appear on blogfeed????

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Any future temptation of working at the pub again is gone. Last night was the last night of service for Archies Bistro. I have been working there again for the last 6 months, which has been mostly nice. Working at the pub has been a big part of my life for the past 4 years, so it was strange to see it alll coming to an offical end. It was also strange to see how much the pub was a part of everyone elses life. People actually teared up as I told them we were closing down, and last night there were higs all round and drinks bought for us, and lots of emotional farewells. There were a good group of regulars who knew all us waitresses names, and we all new what they'd eat. Such a strong community really. It'll be interesting to see how the place changes under the new owners.
no more inappropriate workplace sexual harrassment, no more chicken avacado, no more drinking as we work, no more melbourne cup, no more drunken abusive customers, no more 20 cent tips, no more 'salad or vegies? chips or mash?' I think those questions will be ingrained in my brain foerever! It's been a good time there mainly, I think I will miss it somewhat.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Let's see how much you remember and how much you regret.

1. Who was your best friend?
Katie and Peitra

2. Who did you like?
Josh Mcauliff...funny thing about that is I worked with his mum for a while. Pretty sure he was my first crush. I think I liked lots of boys in year 6 though. He was quite and had red hair.

3. What sports did you play?
never been a sports person! Although handball and cops and robbers was sporty and I participated

4. Did you buy your lunch?
All I rememeber about lunch is having bananas often and my friends thinking they made me go hyper, pretty sure I was just generally a hyper kid

5. It's Friday night, where were you?
at Katie's house

6. Were you a party animal?
Slumber parties for sure

7. Skip School?
I think it was year 7 I started skipping school

8. Did you get suspended/expelled?
yes...I got suspended for dying my hair (bright red, like ronald macdonald red), I also got suspended again for breaking into the school office after church on a sunday. I was good at getting in trouble reguarly

9. Can you sing the alma mater?
I don't think nbcs had a song? Josh did it?

10. What was your favorite class?
hmmmm. HSIE probably, Oh and our vegie patch

11. What was your schools name?
Northern Beaches Christian School

12. Did you go to the dances?
We just had our yr 6 formal, I was there...parents too!

13. If you could go back in time and do it all over would you?
yeah! It was easy and fun

14. What do you remember most about 6th grade?
rollerstaking after school with sam (forget his last name) someone. singing, im not sure why, but we were always singing. miss Barron, she was cool. our little desks all lined up coping notes from the board. and our yr 6 parliament! I think I was library minister...

15. Favorite memory in 6th grade?
playing whippie save all and cops and robbers

16. Where did you go most often for lunch?
We had an under cover area between our room and the year 5 room, im pretty sure thats where we mainly ate

17.What did you do on the last day of school?
Cannot remember for the life of me! There was possibly a picnic. With tears.

That was fun.

Sunday, December 31, 2006

2006 hey?
I have not blogged much this year.
Not sure why I am blogging now. I'm busy applying for jobs in an intenet cafe on the gold coast. Silly thing to be doing on holidays, but thats centerlink. Even though I already have a new job, cause I don't start till next week I have to keep applying for jobs. Well I don't really have to, but I'd like centerlink money.
I feel as if I should be reflective...
Some moments...
I'm feeling a bit vague on this year. I'm pretty sure it was this year I went to indonesia. If it was this year, then thats definety a moment of note. Yes must've been this year.
Indonesia was very special. Although I don't feel any more need to visit any more income generation projects. They are great and work amazingly, but I think between bangaldesh and indonesia I've seen over 50 of them. Apart from visiting income generation projects, it was also just such a special time. I was spoilt rotten, ate alot of fish and spent time with 4 really amazing people who have taught and continue to teach me so much. I truely respect and admire them and I'm so grateful for the time I got to spend with them. It's not every day you get to go away with the minister, 2 more mature aged people from church and the dude who is the marantha trust.
2006 was also the year I said goodbye to centacare. I creid lots. Actually, now I think about it, I cried at the HR director...ooops. It wasn't a very nice time, but I am also ridiculously grateful for my time at Centacare, and even more grateful that I have got to go back every so often since I left.
2006 was definetly the year for friends too. I found a fridge magnet the other day that said "Friends are the family you choose for yourself", corny - yes, but I found it to be so true and comforting. Found myself closer to old friends then I've ever felt, and blessed by the wonders of new friendship this year. Friends make me happy.
2006 was also a big year family wise too. Dad got married and I scored a new sister and brother, who I haven't and probably won't see much, but they are good fun when I do.
James and I have also had a great year. I feel closer to that brother of mine then evert before. He is bloody awesome. Pity I am yet to really benefit from all these new cheffing skills! Mum travelled for the first time since her honeymoon too, James and I almost died without her.
Oh yeah, I turned 21 this year too! That seriously was the most funnest night ever! So special, full of special people and special moments. I'm going to wear that dress tonight actually.
And I got my tonsils out. Gosh that hurt alot! I hate 32 icey poles in 5 days and took so many pain killers I felt sick and forgot how to get to turramurra. I was a space cadet, but it was a fun kind of high that blanked out majority of the pain.
I think lots of other stuff happened, but this year has gone so fast I just can't remember. The beginning of the 2006 feels like decades ago.
But 2007...well I'm super excited about that. I'm starting with 5 very special girls it such a beautiful location. I'm going to spend the first few days of the new year on the beach, sleeping, resting, eating and theme parking. Then I will return home just in time to start my new job and move out...all in the first 11 days of the new year! Life does move fast, I think 2007 might be evern faster then 2006.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

I'm concerned about myself. I'm upset that the OC only has 3 episodes left of the season, and Marissa is going to die. This is worrying that I care. Strangely addicted. The law and order addiction wasn't so embarrassing I think.
I think I'm also almost addicted to the gym. I'm so sore right now, every muscle aches, but that feels good in a wierd way. Muscles I didn't realise could exist are appearing. I have guns! ...well small bi-cep muscles at least. Maybe some deltoids too. The gym is also a good place to watch big brother without feeling too silly. oh so many benefits.

Monday, June 26, 2006

AHHHHHH I can't believe it. So sad, so so so sad. GO Australia. We played so well. I'm so dissapointed though. How good was the atmosphere? Brilliant. Still sad. Bloody stupid ref.
and stupid having to go to work tomorrow.
I could say so much, but alas, it is almost 6...

Thursday, June 22, 2006

I didn't realise how emotional I would be about resigning. It doesn't feel definite yet, I think it will never as I'm not really leaving for a while. Doing a few little shifts here and there. Still so strange. The end of an era...Or perhaps just a new start. I like new starts. It seems like the season for them with all these weddings...Juilette and Josh, Helen and Jon, Howie and Jenny, even my Dad! Although all those new starts have a slightly more romantic tone to them, and mine quite the opposite, its still rather special. I'm excited, though sad to say goodbye. It's always the way hey, I never have one definite emotion for a situation, its always a mix of 2 opposites.
I'm going to celebrate/commiserate with a beer.