Friday, July 31, 2009

Jadę do plaży dzisiaj

Yes, you read that correctly - I'm going to the beach today. I've wanted to get to the beach ever since I returned to Australia, but a combination of being slack, being busy, and other things has meant that I've been back here for about 6 months now, and I'm only just going now. I should have gone right after returning as far as weather goes, because it's now in the middle of winter here, and I'm not planning on swimming at all (je ne peux pas faire de la natation en hiver parce que je ne suis pas Breton). In spite of a planned absence of swimming, it'll be nice to see the beach, and also part of the hinterland up there, which is another area I like that I haven't been to since at least early 2007. For those who'd like to check on a map, or otherwise google the location, I'm going to a beach called Mooloolaba, which is on the Sunshine Coast (the nicer of the two coasts near Brisbane, the other being the Gold Coast).

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Holidays are over already

Semester two starts tomorrow. This means I'll have less free time and I'll have more assignments and exams to worry about. My timetable isn't very nice this semester either - I have only 1 day off each week, so I'll be out there almost every weekday (including the free day during assignment weeks, I'm assuming).

I had plans to accomplish things during the holidays, but unfortunately most of them haven't happened. The main plan for this break was to format my hard drive and reinstall the things I wanted to have, as I think my computer could benefit from a full format, which would hopefully get rid of its current issue. I never got around to it though, so I'll have to leave it now for a time when I have enough time to spare, which means it probably won't happen until about late November or December (ie, after semester 2's finished). This task, and the others that I didn't get done, have been left in the to-do pile due to more work than I'd expected and a general lack of motivation combined with a sufficiently high level of laziness.

I'll do it when I get a round tuit. (I used to have a round tuit, but I don't know what happened to it)

Friday, July 24, 2009

Unsolicited religion irritates me

A couple of Jehova's Witnesses knocked on my door this morning, and I'd already opened it when I realised what they were there for. They wanted me to take a Watchtower and read it, and said something along the lines of racism being endemic in society today, and so I should join their faith. Apparently they felt that their religion wasn't racism. I told them that I didn't think Cthe bible was against racism considering it condones slavery, as long as the slaves come from neighbouring countries, which is fairly racist for several reasons (aren't those from other countries good enough to be our slaves?). Anyway, one of them tried to tell me that while it did say that in the bible, it was using a different definition of slavery. Umm.. yeah, right. Then when I said that it was the same definition of slavery that we use today, he said that it also said that the slaves had to be treated well and they could only be taken as slaves if the slave had entered the profession of slavery voluntarily. Now, while it's true that one, back then, was allowed to choose to become a slave, it wasn't the only means by which one could enter the trade. Taking people from neighbouring countries as slaves was allowed as one of the spoils of war, and that doesn't sound voluntary, in my opinion.
I also told them that I preferred science and fact, as opposed to fairy tales. Our conversation didn't last much past that point.
One thing that amused me in all of this was that the first one to speak didn't seem to know much about the bible at all, and didn't know that slavery was even mentioned in it, let alone condoned. So, that led me to believe that I, as an atheist*, know more about her bible than she does.

* atheist = person capable of thinking for him/herself. (just a short vocab lesson for you)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

9000 has passed!

My blog has seen its 9000th visitor. Unfortunately, it wasn't one of my regular readers, just a random from America who found my blog by doing a google search for "awesome pillow".
Oh well, for those of you who were hoping to take the 9000 honour, better luck next time an arbitrary threshold comes around.

On another note, my dogs are looking at me and making me feel guilty for not walking them today. I wish I could, but I really don't have time. :-(

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Je suis toujours ici. J'ai travaillé aujourd'hui, c'était pas mal, parce que j'aime bien avoir d'argent mais egalement, j'aime bien rester à ma chambre quand il fait froid aux matins.
Après que je sois rentré chez moi, j'ai promené les chiennes qui avaient passé toute la journée à la maison (sauf quand ma mère les a promené ce matin). Elles aiment vachement les promenes, comme presque tous les chiens, donc elles sont contentes ce soir. À la fin du promene, elles ont trouvé un chat qui habite chez nos voisins (mais à l'autre coté de la rue) mais je n'avais pas vu ce chat, donc je ne savais pas qu'il y était. Mes chiennes voulaient rencontrer (ou attaquer, je ne sais pas quel) ce chat, donc elles essayaient de l'approcher mais le chat a décidé d'attaquer un de mes chiennes, et ses grippes ont frappé le nez de Molly. :-(
Molly va assez bien, mais il y a un petit peu de sang sur son nez où les grippes l'ont touché.
Généralement, je n'aime pas les chats.

On another note, the count is up to 8992, so only a few more before 9000!

Sunday, July 05, 2009


The 8900th visitor to this blog has just passed, so the race is on to see who's going to get the prestige of being the 9000th person!

On your marks... get set... GO!

I'm still here

I've been very recently chastised for letting this blog slip into disuse. I'm still here, but I haven't been blogging recently. I'll have to catch up over the next few days to fill you in on my past month or two.