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Aug. 11th, 2009

Girl Talk

Writer's Block: Memo to Myself

If you could travel back in time, what advice would you give to your younger self?
I would give her a hug and tell her, that yes - it really was going to be okay. As for the advice - "left foot, right foot" and "it will be okay in the end - if it is not okay then it is not the end."

Jul. 22nd, 2009

Girl Talk

Writer's Block: Investigations of a Female Nature

Who is your favorite lady detective from movies, books, or TV?

Rachel Goldstein from Water Rats - a now defunct Aussie cop drama. She is the right mix of sass and smarts. Also a nod to Perry Mason's secretary Della Street, who always appeared to be helping him solve the case.

Oct. 16th, 2008

Girl Talk

But ...but...it's Disney!

A small moment from a day at the Magic Kingdom with Bogie and I.

Scene: Tomorrowland

Location: Monorail type thing making laps above Tomorrowland. The monorail has just gone through the dark tunnels of Space Mountain. A child begins to sob and howl inconsolably a couple of carriages behind us.

Monorail emerges into the light and Cinderella's Castle is in the distance.

Child: Wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

Adult male parent/guardian type person: Look! Look! It's Cinderella's castle!

Child: Wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

(Cinderella's Castle gets a little closer)

Adult male parent/guardian type person: What an EXCELLENT view of Cinderella's Castle! Look! It's Cinderella's Castle!

(At this point gentle readers, it should be noted Bogie and I become equal parts confused and amused at this man's almost too enthusiastic embrace of Cinderella's Castle. Who knew?)

Adult decides to get smart and try a little reverse psychology.

Adult male parent/guardian type person: Do you want to go back to the hotel room?

Child (still sobbing): Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeessssssssssssss!

Aug. 1st, 2008

Girl Talk

Sharing is good, sharing is friendly

This has to be shared.

May. 30th, 2008

Girl Talk

Why the Gillies Report rules

If anyone can point me towards a copy of the Farnarkling Song from the Gillies Report it would be appreciated.

Meanwhile, enjoy political satire at its finest .....

May. 27th, 2008

Girl Talk

I couldn't resist

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Girl Talk

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You Are Strawberry Kiss Lip Gloss

When it comes to life, you want the best of everything:

The best clothes, the best friends, the best guy - and you usually get all three.

You impress most people you meet with your genuine class and style

Strawberry is a classic, admired flavor that goes with many things. Sound familar?

May. 10th, 2008

Girl Talk

Mother's Day and Making It Better

This year the run into Mother's Day has been a little easier for me.

Admittedly I am still exercising some rather selective vision about where I actually look in department stores (we all know Mothers Day is coming up people - I don't need a sign every three paces!). It is getting better though.

A part of that making things better involved a spur of the moment decision at work yesterday afternoon. I logged into the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation site and made a donation.

While ovarian cancer claimed my Mum, hopefully a donation or five from people will mean more Mums getting a chance to have a few more Mother's Days with their kids and grandkids.

PS - I have got the radio on at the moment. In one of those little moments I have often written about here, one of Mum's favourite songs just came on.
Girl Talk

Thanks Big Jack

The world has strange ways of reminding us how much originality needs to be appreciated.

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Dec. 5th, 2007

Girl Talk

We pause for a community service announcement ....

Having a slight mother hen moment here - found this and thought it a reasonable party season reminder about drink driving. No point in spending the holidays going to a mate's funeral or visiting them in hospital. Or for that matter, not being around yourself to see what really does happen in 2008.

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