Posts Tagged ‘blogging’

Self Portrait Frenzy

// November 3rd, 2006 // 10 Comments » // Internets

In case anyone’s wondering, the reason my Flickr stream has turned into a succession of self portraits is that I am doing a meme where I have to take one photo of myself a day and add them to a set. It’s not that I am an egotistical maniac who prefers taking shots of herself to taking photos of her small rapidly growing children. Probably not.


// October 28th, 2006 // 17 Comments » // Geekery, Internets

I’ve upgraded the blog to WordPress 2.0; and it seems to have stuffed up the layout a bit. Sorry about that! No time to fix today but I will address it soon – in the meantime if you notice any other weirdnesses, let me know. Hopefully the site will load a bit quicker now as I’ve implemented WP-Cache.

Friendly Spam

// October 17th, 2006 // 21 Comments » // Internets

After three weeks of ignoring unapproved comments on this site, I had 518 spam comments and 1 real one (Hi Linda!)

A lot of the spam was rather amusing, seems like they are trying all sorts of comments to get you interested:

Big to you thank that contain such resource. Probably all this keeps on enthusiasm. Many thanks for your work

Hello all! Very nice site and very informativity!

Super color scheme, I would adopt it in my feature guestbook!

I am glad to be here with you guys again many thanks for finding me.

Sometimes your site is inaccessible. There can be a problem with hosting?

Yeh, I am impressed. How do you find the time to do all this. You must be working all night.

Nice colors! Maybe you need some more pictures.

Seems, your words are truth… I will do right you say!

It is a rare and difficult attainment to grow old gracefully and happily.

May I borrow some articles from your site? Who should I contact?

Good site, but not Firefox-friendly.

I’m Back

// May 2nd, 2006 // 37 Comments » // Kids, Life, People

Once again I have proved to myself that if I don’t blog every day, I will fall by the side of the information superhighway in a pile of unmotivated goo. So once again I am resolved to take up the baton of bloggliness and put up a post every day, even if it is a boring link or You Tube video – but SOMETHING. Despite all the madness life is throwing at me at the moment, the blog must take priority!!

So, a quick update:

Busybusybusy. So busy. The kind of busy where you’re almost hoping you have a heart attack or a nervous breakdown becuase then at least you’re be lying down. But that’s a natural consequence of doing two papers, having two toddlers and having tons of work on I suppose. Oh, and also I have a chemistry exam tonight but am succesfully blocking that from my mind, as I haven’t had any time to study for it.

Busy being a “solo” mother while I work. Bringing up our offspring brilliantly. Doesn’t have anyone to play World of Warcraft with any more.

He’s had a horrible lurgy the last week with a rash and hoarse throat. But back at kindy today for the first time in ages. Hooray! Is currently obsessed with Madagascar and (still) Hi-5.

Cute but evil. Charming yet strongwilled. Many many tantrums interspersed with incredibly cute chattering. He has invented some new words including “hopalop” (lollipop) and “oranjinin” (orange).

Me Me Me!

// October 17th, 2005 // 60 Comments » // Internets, Life

I’ve been tagged again – hurray for taggage as it keeps one feeling in the loop – thanks hers.

Twenty things about me

  1. I have marched in the Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras three times – the best one was in the Marching Xenas.
  2. I used to be a radio DJ.
  3. I have hyper flexible hips.
  4. I fell in love with Abba when I was six and the passion has never died.
  5. I have an addictive personality.
  6. I am a born procrastinator
  7. The only thing I can cook is steak and salad (thanks Dr Atkins!).
  8. I used to be hospitalised three times a year with asthma (thanks Symbicort!).
  9. I love databases.
  10. I represented Wellington Girls’ College on “It’s Academic” one year. I didn’t answer a single question.
  11. I can touch my nose with my tongue.
  12. My mind overflows with 80′s music trivia.
  13. In retirement, I plan to play Playstation and take up smoking pot again.
  14. Once I could sleep in until 3pm on a Saturday. Now 8am is sleeping in.
  15. I have rediscovered my love for Wellington.
  16. I really hate celery.
  17. I don’t have a tertiary qualification.
  18. I read too much news on the internet.
  19. If I have a broken heart, I find listening to Public Enemy is the best cure.
  20. I lost my virginity to a woman.

I tag:
Rebel Scum
Nelly Bloggs

Just One More

// September 23rd, 2005 // No Comments » // Internets, Life

My gosh, I have written so many posts today! What a prolific outputter I have become… ah quantity, not quality, that’s my motto. So why not have just one more, with the exciting news that today is Day One of my cycle, which means we’re now counting the days until Insemination #1! They blood test you to see if you’re ovulating, and my first blood test is on October 1st. I’m hoping all this no alcohol and no caffeine is paying off, and that I’m fertile as all hell…

A Handsome Catch

// September 12th, 2005 // 24 Comments » // Internets

Thanks everyone for your comments on my last post. Seems there’s nothing like a bit of self pitying quaffle to bring out the lurkers. Your comments have made me feel a lot more positive about my writing style. I know I’m never going to be the next Dooce, but that’s not what this blog’s about! Still it’s good to have a bit of self-examination now and then. I’ll still be doing my “talking it through” experiment, and also thinking a bit more about what I’m posting. I know certain readers long for more posts about Archie, Harry and even Jan, so I’ll be trying to fulfill that need as well. But thanks again!

And no Karen, I wasn’t consciously fishing for compliments. Honestly.


// September 9th, 2005 // 162 Comments » // Internets

I’ve realised recently that my blog is boring, not because I lead a boring self employed life, or because I am essentially boring – though both those things are probably true – but because my style of writing is inherently dull! Yes it’s true, I am a really crap writer. I thought about changing this to a podcast, but personally I don’t bother listening to them, so I can’t really assume that you will. So I’ve decided to have a new policy, which is to talk through my blog entries and then just transcribe what I just said! Yes, it’s genius, isn’t it?

Let’s see how that goes.

Blogverse Meets Actual Verse

// August 31st, 2005 // 26 Comments » // Geekery, Internets, Life

Archie’s kindy is having a fundraising garage sale this Saturday (Wellington South Kindergarten, 103 Owen St, 9 am – 1.30 pm) and it may turn into a little bit of a blog meetup as Wanda Harland will be there with her famed coffee cart. Then straight afterwards there’s a Wellington Flickr meetup (1:30pm @ Arizona) which I’m hoping to get to as well. It’s always slightly freaky when this internet thing moves into the real world though.

New Home

// August 24th, 2005 // 60 Comments » // Geekery, People

Okay, after some DRAMAS with moving the site, it’s now all transferred over to the new server at Digital Pacific. Please let me know if you come across any weirdness. Hopefully all will be smooth.

We’ve got some people coming over for lunch today who are the only other lesbians in the world* with a child with Down Syndrome – and they live 40mins drive away! What are the chances? Their little girl is 9 months younger than Archie. Should be fun.

*as far as we have been able to ascertain without putting any great effort into looking