Someone please put them out of our misery.

As I mentioned yesterday, our neighbours had a loud party last night, with a karaoke machine. Our theory is that the parents went away for the weekend and the teenage kids are running amok. The music went till about 2 in the morning. And they were apparently having a fight about the volume, because at one point it kept going up & down & up & down. So obviously we weren't well rested, and we both went back to bed later in the day and slept for a bit, and right now I'm still fighting sleep.

But THEY'RE AT IT AGAIN! And it's JUST as loud as last night, and it sounds JUST as bad, because apparently the point of karaoke is to advertise to the rest of the world the fact that you suck at singing.

Mel's Long List of Pet Peeves, Part 3

26. Neighbours having loud parties. With a karaoke machine.

27. Jared from Subway. So you lost a lot of weight eating Subway sandwiches. We get it already. Shut up.

28. The 102 bus, which goes past our house to and from the city, a) does not go anywhere else useful, like a bus interchange, and b) the closest it gets to the Central Markets in Adelaide is a ten-minute walk.

29. Neighbours having loud parties. With a karaoke machine.

30. Not being able to think of another pet peeve that I haven't already written about to finish off the entry on a nice round number.


So we were on our way somewhere this week, and we drove past the church just up the road from us, and they've always got some message on their sign out front. This time it said "Your most important DIY [do-it-yourself] project is your life."

Okay, now I know that going to church for the better part of my twenty-nine years of life doesn't make me an expert or anything, but isn't the church supposed to be in the business of telling people "You CAN'T do it yourself, you need Jesus?"

We are fast.

The changeover of our DSL plan has happened and we can upload/download ridiculously fast.

Also you may have noticed things being a bit weird yesterday. That would be because Darrin's motherboard decided to fry itself, so he took one from another machine and put a third one in THAT machine. Phew.

The generation of random numbers is too important to leave to chance.

No particular reason for this post. I just decided I should probably post SOMETHING.

Internode has received our application for the speed increase, and we don't know when it'll happen till it happens, and all our connections drop out.

We went orienteering on Sunday at Black Hill conservation park in Athelstone. My course was 3.3 kilometres (just over 2 miles) and had a couple nasty steep sections. So today my legs hurt. You'd think a tomboy who grew up in the country with a big hill behind her house wouldn't have a problem climbing hills....

I'm making a loaf of bread.

I thought when I first went low carb that my Achilles' heel would be chocolate, but it's POTATOES. Especially greasy chicken-salty chips (fries) from our favourite chicken shop. I explain this by the fact that there are several kinds of sugar free chocolate available, but as yet no low carb potatoes or potato substitute.

The IRS sent back the card that says they've received my tax return. Still no deposit in my bank account though.

Just heard that very soon there will be a brown sugar Splenda available, at least in the US. Probably be another 6 months to a year before I can find it here. This AFTER the company announced it wouldn't be increasing production for a couple years due to not being able to keep up with the demand...what gives there?

There's a little kitty sitting right in front of my screen purring her head off.

I've made a decision: anyone from overseas who comes to visit us (Darrin and me) will be taken to the Hog's Breath Cafe one night. These guys have the BEST steaks of any restaurant I've eaten steak at.

That's all for now.

Mel's Long List of Pet Peeves, Part 2

21. Excessive media coverage of an event. This week it's the Pope dying. Yes, it's sad, but do we really need a THIRD of airtime devoted to him and what the Catholic church is going to do now?

22. Power outages that obliterate the possibility of recording something on the VCR while you're out.

23. Flies and other insects buzzing around in your face just because you've been sweating a little.

24. Having a landlady who shows up EVERY WEEKDAY for nearly two weeks, to do whatever it is she does around the property. The point is not "Well, at least she's not coming inside," the point is we don't like having people, no matter how legitimate they may be, snooping around our yard and our garbage/recycling bins.

25. Stupid TV ads. Such as the "old west" one with the cats and dogs advertising a flea medicine. It's not clever, it's not cute, it's STUPID.

We are so boring.

Today is April Fools' day and we can't come up with one single joke to play on those who read this site. Well, that's not actually true. We did have a few ideas, but they were all pretty lame, or if not lame, certain people would have believed them and been disappointed and/or upset when they found out it wasn't true. So, for the record:

We are not pregnant.
Biscuit and Calico did not have kittens.
We did not win a new car in a lottery we didn't enter.

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