Saturday, 27 February 2010

Happy Birthday to me!!!!

Hooray I have survived another year!
Hooray I have lovely family and friends!
Hooray I will get to see a lot of the people I love over the course of the weekend, starting with yesterday. (Boo that I don't get to see everyone but that would involve more organisation and in some cases airtravel)

Friday, 26 February 2010


1 is the resin identification code used in recycling to identify polyethylene terephthalate.

Just thought you might like to know.

Thursday, 25 February 2010

How many polynucleotide strands are there in a DNA double helix?



Wednesday, 24 February 2010


Apparently there are three golf balls on the moon AND three sleeps until my brithday.

Coincidence? I think so


Tuesday, 23 February 2010

4! 4! let's sing a song about 4

how many is 4?
one more than 3!

also, in computeryness, it is the number of bits in a nibble, equivalent to half a byte

Monday, 22 February 2010

Oh Timmy, you're so licky

5 = The Famous Five books written by Enid Blyton

and for yesterday...

The number that the sixth album by Dream Theater "Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence" was based around. The album has six songs. The sixth song — that is, the complete second disc — explores the stories of six individuals suffering from various mental illnesses.

Saturday, 20 February 2010

this time next week...

7 = the number of chakras presnt in the human body
(in honour of my yoga class attending self and despite how crystal sucking & dolphin hugging it sounds)

Friday, 19 February 2010

I'm 32 years old.
I've been dressing myself for a very large chunk of those years.
You'd think that I would be used to NOT putting on my pants until after I'd put on my knickers in the morning.
This morning I proved that theory wrong.
Took me a few minutes of wandering around the house wondering what I'd forgotten to do before I realised.
The fact that I've survived this long really is a miracle sometimes.

mmm Fibonacci

The number 8 is a Fibonacci number, being 3 plus 5. The next Fibonacci number is 13. 8 is the only positive Fibonacci number, aside from 1, that is a perfect cube.

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Apparently I looked as tired as I felt.

An hour ago, Torby decided I needed to lie on the couch with a pillow and blanket and bear and he would read me a story and I could sleep.

He read me 'Pants', gave me a kiss and then I'm not sure what happened because for the next 30minutes I was a drooly lump of asleepness.

I do feel much less zmombielike now.

Guess how many sleeps are left?

A polygon with nine sides is called a nonagon or enneagon

Yesterdays (because I was slack but I know how much you are all enjoying my birthday-centric facts) :)

10 = atomic number of neon
10 = number of sleeps

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

11 sleeps to go

This amp goes up to 11

Monday, 15 February 2010

Quote of the Day

When they discover the center of the universe, a lot of people will be disappointed to discover they are not it.
- Bernard Bailey

Did you know..

In English, twelve is the number of greatest magnitude that has just one syllable.

It's also the number of sleeps until my birthday

Just sayin'

Sunday, 14 February 2010

the combo of PMS (well as of an hour ago..first day death) and the rain making my bones ache (I blame my mother) has made me very sore and twingy.

Saturday, 13 February 2010

my day in numbers

1 snotty wheezy child who couldn't breathe properly
5 hours at the hospital
1 dose of steroids
3 doses of magic smoke (ventolin through a mask)
3 puffers
1 dv with pms
1 hour doze when we got home
1 sleepy husband
2 bottles of champagne chilling
5 people coming over soon
1 lovely and t'riffic sister who has done the shopping for dinner tonight.

Thursday, 11 February 2010


This song ( The Decemberists - The Rake Song) has been stuck in my head for a few days.

Great song..... leads to some very odd dreams though.

Monday, 8 February 2010

monday morning randomness

For the first time in forevety, I'm re-reading Katehrine Kerr's Deverry series. Had forgotten how much I like it. Spent a large part of yesterday evening lying on the couch reading the first book.

For the first time in a slightly less forevety amount of years, we had caprioskas. Numnumnum. The excess lime issue has been dealt withn and a new bottle of vodka will need to be purchased soon.

The boys did not go a-visiting the grandparents on Sunday. Granpapa has shingles :(
I still managed to have a doze on the couch. I'm clever that way.
Torby even had a nap as well. Not that he was tired you understand. He was very vehement about his lack of tiredness. The fact that he was half-asleep and being carried into the house from the car while he was proclaiming it didn't really help his cause.

In between sleeping in (until 10am!), shopping and dozing on the couch, I managed to make chickeny vegetabley noodley soup for freezing and lunches and roasted some capsicums.
I think dinner tonight will involve roasted vegies and sausage lumps with the capsicum and some pesto and salady leaves.
It's a variation from the Dinner Plan (tm) for this week but I think it will work.

The Dinner Plan (tm) has been very useful for trying new recipes.
Is cunning when the new stuff I'm making can also be made for more than 2 people (with leftovers).
One of the things that stresses me out with cooking is timing. Not such an issue when it's just the two of us. We can, and have, eaten roast carrot for entree, then the roast chicken and with some roast potatoes for dessert (for instance). I'm just not convinced that everyone else wants to eat that way. So it's nice that a few recipes I've tried have been able to feed guests with a minimal amount of swearing on my behalf.

We spent a large part of Sunday reformatting and updating a laptop we got given. It's destined to be Torby's 'busy' when the current one (my old laptop) finally dies. The poor piece of machinery is missing half the keys and has been dropped so many times it's a wonder it hasn't exploded. Hmm it's probably the large amount of toast crumbs and apple juice that have been drizzled into it that's keeping it all together.
The new(to us at least) one is still shiny and has keys and a cd drive that opens easily and doesn't have a fine coating of stickiness. It's quite miraculous.

19 sleeps until my birthday!

Monday, 1 February 2010

The Dinner Plan (tm)

On Friday at work, I spent a completely productive hour finding interestying food to make, sorting out what day I would cook it on and making a shopping list.

This all comes about because we're trying to eat better and save money. Getting to work, trying to think of what to make for dinner and then when/how the ingredients can be bought makes my brain hurt and often ends up involving takeaway that may or may not be good for us.
Also compounded by the schedule of picking Torby up (me - Mon, Thu, Fri / Nw - Tue, Wed), activities planned (Fight Club, Yoga, Swimming), the time Nw gets home from work (too late to pick ingredients up on his way home unless he's also collecting Torby) and general care factor.

So, anyway, we now have a list of what to cook for the week and a plan of family shopping on Sunday (accomplished) and then I can pick stuff up on the way home on Wednesday (no Torby to collect and plenty of time between leaving work and having to be at Yoga at at 6)

So this week we're having;

Sun - paella (was deeelicious and enough leftover for a few lunches)
Mon - Asian Stuffed Omellette
Tue - FC
Wed - lamb cutlets with vietnamese-esque salad
Thu - lamb filo pastries
Fri - braised pork cutlets with fennel and borlotti beans

It's a good mix of can make in my sleep, super quick and new and interesting.
Hopefully this will counteract my natural inclination to avoid planning.
On the weekend I;

fed people dinner
got fed dinner
heard all about Bellabels first day at big school
admired new haircuts
ate a devilled egg
had a few naps
watched Big Bang Theory, Dollhouse and Castle
cooked more pumpkin soup.
froze soup in lunch sized amounts.
made more paella than intended.
giggled at the munchkin chasing chickens
did far too many loads of washing
got to spend time with ZoZo
visited Ikea
did shopping according to The Dinner Plan (tm)
played warcrack
discovered that there is no backspace button on the mac keyboard
discussed music

On the weekend I did not;

pattern anything for festival
vacuum the floor
roast capsicums
set off the flea bombs
attack Torby's room and get rid of excess clothes/toys
go swimming
organise various things I need to post