Archive for Obsessions

Your Help Needed!

// May 8th, 2007 // 216 Comments » // Obsessions

My friend Karen and I are embarking on a new business venture – an online t-shirt store. But we are having a mental block over the NAME! We’ve narrowed it down to these three names and would love to have some feedback from the public at large. So please, feel free to answer the following survey:

Official Threadless Junkie

// March 8th, 2007 // 12 Comments » // Obsessions

I have now bought three Threadless t-shirts for me and one each for the boys! I couldn’t resist the new $10 T-shirt sale. They worked out at only NZ$18 each which is pretty reasonable for such EXCELLENT shirts:

We Are All Made Of CarbonEl ConductorFollow ItLions Are Smarter Than I AmMarshmallow Factory

If you ever want to show me how much you love me, check out my Threadless blog which is essentially a wishlist of t-shirts I love… sigh….

Ratbag Drummer Boy

// February 22nd, 2007 // 31 Comments » // Kids, Life, Obsessions

Divil's Music

Sam sent me this pic of Harry having a bash over Christmas. What a rocker!

Archie is going great at school, apart from being sick for 50% of the days so far. Hopefully that is just a temporary aberration, he is back now and raring to go.

I have just discovered Threadless and am obsessed, though as yet unable to afford any of the t-shirts. Why don’t you buy one and that’ll get me $3 towards my own! Or even better, just buy me one of these cos you love me… or this one… mmm there is nothing like a good t-shirt!

Tis The Season

// January 23rd, 2007 // No Comments » // Moviesandtv, Obsessions

Oscar Season is launching off tonight at around midnight with the announcement of the nominations for the 79th Annual Academy Awards®. I’m excited as always, especially since Ellen will be hosting this year – a long overdue honour in my opinion! I hope you are all mentally preparing for the upcoming annual Oscar Bash© at Jems HQ.

Anyway I thought I’d put my predictions for the nominations out again this year, just for fun. Italicised ones are my early winner predictions. Feel free to leave your predictions in the comments!

Little Miss SunshineBest Picture:
The Departed
Little Miss Sunshine
The Queen

The DepartedBest Director:
Bill Condon, Dreamgirls
Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris, Little Miss Sunshine
Stephen Frears, The Queen
Alejandro González Iñárritu, Babel
Martin Scorsese, The Departed

Last King of ScotlandBest Actor:
Sacha Baron Cohen, Borat
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Departed
Peter O’Toole, Venus
Will Smith, The Pursuit of Happyness
Forest Whitaker, Last King of Scotland

The QueenBest Actress:
Penelope Cruz, Volver
Judi Dench, Notes on a Scandal
Helen Mirren, The Queen
Meryl Streep, The Devil Wears Prada
Kate Winslet, Little Children

DreamgirlsBest Supporting Actor:
Alan Arkin, Little Miss Sunshine
Jackie Earle Haley, Little Children
Djimon Honsou, Blood Diamond
Eddie Murphy, Dreamgirls
Jack Nicholson, The Departed

DreamgirlsBest Supporting Actress:
Cate Blanchett, Notes on a Scandal
Emily Blunt, The Devil Wears Prada
Abigail Breslin, Little Miss Sunshine
Jennifer Hudson, Dreamgirls
Rinko Kikuchi, Babel

O Happy Day!!

// November 8th, 2006 // 19 Comments » // Music, Obsessions

I can hardly contain myself with the breaking news that Britney & Kevin are no more! Yes, it’s true, Britters has finally filed for divorce from the Love Rat:

Divorce At Last

What a blessing for us all! Now roll on the new album Britney! We still love you!!

Footy Fever

// June 28th, 2006 // No Comments » // Obsessions

I am greatly enjoying the World Cup. It’s great having live football on at 7am, just in time for toddler breakfast and kindy preparation. Unfortunately now most of the 4 teams I was supporting have been eliminated – Korea, Nederland and Spain – England is my only remaining hope!

I’m going to feel a bit lost tomorrow morning with no brisk commentary accompanying the Weetbix.

Lost In Bittorrent

// May 26th, 2006 // 9 Comments » // Moviesandtv, Obsessions

Only 2 hours and 17 minutes until the final episode of Lost Season 2 is downloaded to my computer! I am very excited. Three months ago I’d never watched a single episode. Then I watched Season 1 on DVD and after that was compelled to download all of Season 2 week by week. What can I say, I’m a sucker for “mythology” shows.

Games Are Good

// May 18th, 2006 // 9 Comments » // Geekery, Obsessions

Been reading about the latest Will Wright game that is in development. In case you haven’t heard of Will Wright, he’s the closest thing to Elvis in the world of game designers – made the Sims which is the biggest selling game of all time.

The new one (called Spore) is even more ambitious – you have to take your creation from a single celled organism to a space faring civilization, with all the fun bits of evolution in between. Possibly the most grandiose game of all time! I for one can’t wait. I’m planning to give up real life for a year and just devote myself full time to Spore!!

Will Someone Shut Her Up?

// April 7th, 2006 // 40 Comments » // Culture, Obsessions, Study

Gosh I am blogging a lot today! And you know why, don’t you, loyal reader(s)? It’s because I have AN EXAM THIS AFTERNOON. Yes, in less than two hours, I shall be sitting in a large room with hundreds of people, 90% of whom are at least 19 years younger than me, trying desperately to dredge out of my aging brain everything I can remember about the endoplasmic reticulum or the phosphate backbone of DNA or phospholipid bilayer plasma membranes.

So naturally right now I am spending my time reading Go Fug Yourself and Pink Is The New Blog.

Here is a great Fug post about Lindsay Lohan that I could really relate to.

By the way, everyone should go and buy this album, right now, like TODAY.



// April 3rd, 2006 // No Comments » // Life, Obsessions

Just come off a ghastly working weekend where I did 14 hours each day. Nasty! I am still feeling a bit shell shocked but unfortunately more work to do today. I fear burnout is imminent!!

At least I have thoughts of Lindsay to keep me going ;-)