February 25, 2010

"won't" is an adverb...obviously. just like i'm a noun.

Queensland rocks my grammatical world.

Go here for the full story-- Weird Grammar (via Language Log)

P.S. Who is this David Barry guy--I think I have a crush on him.

February 22, 2010

i've always wanted to know how to do that!

While looking for a suitable image to use in a figure I was making of a real space blend I came across this website... that actually explains how to open a door using a key.

How to use key to open a door?

You're having a problem to open a locked door. But you're sure that you have the key to access into the place.


First, make sure that you have the key/access into that restricted place.

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And of course, the door that's blocking your way. Instead of bashing or running through it, we'll use the civilized way.

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By having the key on your hand, slip in the key onto the door knob's keyhole.

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Just make sure that it's inside fully.

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And it's optional that you can make a 90 degrees twist counterclockwise or clockwise to open the door. If you still can't seem to turn the knob and open the door, make sure and recheck if it's the correct key, else you'll break it.

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Mission complete, you're in!

OMG- Thank you so much Internet! I've been waiting outside my apartment for days now trying to figure out how to get in. It's so simple! How could I have missed it?!

February 18, 2010

for the love of flamingos, get that snow out of there!

This is the Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia SOUTH CAROLINA. Seriously America, get your act together or I demand that you send those beautiful, super awesome pink birds to Taronga! Sydney has some heat to spare!

February 10, 2010


This is how our morning started. Well, actually that's not true. It really started at 4:30am when a 'new' hole allowed water to stream out of the ceiling into one of our numerous buckets (thanks to those who have lent us buckets!). Now I imagine how bad Chinese Water Torture would be. I got up to go run. Vincent managed to go back to sleep--he's insane like that. Then at 7:38 an insurance assessor came to look at the problem (who I thought would be coming at 8:30 and who would actually be a handyman come to fix it). Then, seriously, THREE minutes later the ceiling collapsed.

Two good things happened this morning. 1) I got to run in the city as the sun rose. 2) The drip drip drip has stopped.

February 9, 2010

centennial park has the best tree ever.

Vincent and I went running at Centennial park the other day to make fun of all my snow-locked friends (no harm meant, y'all). It was hot and humid and generally summer-y. I love running here because there are some flippin' awesome trees. This one is by far my favourite. It is ridiculously big and the roots are super super cool. Crazy banyans (or some other kind of tree).

February 4, 2010

well hello internet, how nice to see you!

We have The Internet! And because we live in the middle of the biggest city in Australia, it only took 24 days. A marvel of modern human achievement. Really.

But I digress.

Since our Christmas festivities, visiting parents/in-laws, and a trip to the land of the Queen, we've moved to our new apartment in the city! Surry Hills to be exact. The move took 17 hours of lifting very heavy things. Well, not everything was heavy--but I was sure in a sore spot the next day (I can't speak for Vincent). But now we have all our major appliances in working order and THE INTERNET. Life is good people.

We'll miss Gladesville for the good flat-company, the cockatoos, and the pretty run along the Parramatta river. But the city is good for trains, and markets, and general car-less living. Vincent is five minutes walk from his work now and only 15 minutes from tennis. Before work we have time to go out to breakfast at the "real" French bakery. I think he's happy with this. I'm five minutes walk to the train, 15 minutes from Starbucks (no judging please), and 15 minutes from Centennial Park! I'm certainly happy about this. :)

See you around... ONLINE!