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It's time for spring cleaning. Look forth to squeecakes...


So, spring is here, and it was a beautiful day and I was cheerful.

However, in my grand tradition of getting sick when everyone else is over it, I had a temperature at work today and my brain was all icky. I nearly cut myself with my incredibly crap scissors 3 or 4 times (my hands were shaking). My supervisor was away again today (yay!). I also got talked into doing the minutes for Wednesday's meeting, which I have no idea how to do but they'll show me so it's alright.

I got thinking about how, if it is a flu, it is probably an uberflu since my body has spent all winter fighting off the little flus, so if this one makes me sick it'll probably already be resistant to all the antibodies which killed the other flus.

I suppose if I've got to go, I want to take everyone else down with me (not really, but I think that inadvertantly breeding a super-virus and causing a biological disaster would make an interesting novel).

Also, I just rewatched "The Crackpots and These Women" which is one of my favourite WW episodes ever. Josh is so sweet, and I love that his first thought is for his staff (Donna!)


1. House/Cuddy
2-16 Anna Popplewell, Katherine Heigl, Sandra Oh, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Kate Walsh, Helena Bonham Carter, Liam Neeson, Lisa Edelstein, Heike Makatsch, Sasha Alexander, Pauley Perrette
17-18 Tina Arena (Australian singer)
19-20 Caroline Nin (French singer)
21-24 Irina Derevko (Alias, Jez/Roxanne (Hex), Faith (BtVS), Amy (Little Women)
25. Misc.
26-33 Various Brad/Janel, Josh/Donna, Josh/CJ
34-37 WW 1x10 - In Excelsis Deo (for
38-43 WW 1x11 - Lord John Marbury (for


A real mixed bagCollapse )

Rudd's vision

I just have to keep telling myself that he's better then Howard.

But mandatory reporting of grades? Ranking schools against one another? (Are they going to do exit polls?!)

Seriously though, all I can see this doing is increasing elitist attitudes and competition between schools (particularly across the public/private divide), and putting more pressure on students to perform.

Rudd means well, wanting to make student's grades better across the board, but forcing them to compete with one another is not the answer. I can see youth suicides increasing, as well as competition for university places being even more fierce.

Ultimately, I think it will lead to a broader divide between the academic class and the unqualified people. The government will probably be able to check your grades when you apply for a job with them, so all the hard work you've done to make up for what you didn't do in school shows up. And where you went to school will reflect on you in a way that it never did before. Is this what we want for our children?

I personally don't want them to have to compete with kids from "better" schools for spots at uni if those kids are going to get looked upon better. On the flip side, I don't think that kids who don't perform to the same standard as their peers in "good" schools should suffer for it.

It seems like Rudd has discarded the fact that people have different, non-academic talents and taken academic performance as the measure of our country's worth. Yes, the school system can always be improved, but this seems a pretty non-sensical way to go about it. And I think that in a lot of places it is a lot worse.

I'd prefer that they fix the mental health system, promote TAFE education and adult learning, fund cultural institutions and give teenagers a hiding rather than document and rank the grades of every school and student in the country.

But hey, it doesn't matter what I think. I just voted for him.

Resource post

Just a little something:

Click to see me modelling for Allyeska (Work Safe)

The hairdresser was fab, given I have frizzy half-perm on the bottom half of my hair, and my fringe is overly long. And I have this urge to go out and buy a retractable lip brush.


I had a dream with Allison Janney in it last night. Now, for some bizarre reason, I want to slash her with Glenda Chittock (one of my Harry Potter characters whose PB is Kate Walsh).

Oh yes, I has CJ lust.
I need a new PC, because apparently my graphics card isn't good enough to run SimCity Societies. I would be less pissed off by this if I didn't spend an extra hour downloading a 200mb patch so I could make it run enough to tell me my graphics card wasn't good enough.

I've decided I want to build a machine (translation: get someone to build me a machine). So far, I've got the following in mind:

* Intel quad core (at least 2.4Ghz, probably more like 2.8)
* nVidia GeForce 8800GT/9600GT (both of these look great, I'm just undecided which one I want)
* At least 500GB HDD (Ideally 1TB)
* Dvd-r/rw drive (no bluray necessary)
* 2 or 3gb RAM

I haven't got much idea about cooling etc, I just know what I want it to do. I'm actually pretty proud of this box - next month it would have been with me for 5 years. I think my dad paid about $1700 for it then (which after working at the dick sounds ludicrous!) but it's a pentium 4 with a 2.6Ghz processor. Off the shelf it had only 256mb of ram, but I stuck in another 256 a few years ago. Anyway, it has been good to me. I'm not quite ready to say goodbye yet, but I need something to game on.

Anyway, anyone who can recommend good parts sites/help me build a monster would be much appreciated. I know that I can't just buy any bits and expect them to work together, so I need the help of my tech-savvier friends :)

Also, why do I always get the "gay bear dating" ads on my profile? It's really offputting!

New .Mac blog

Usually I don't cross-post my .mac blog entries on here, but this one was long and kind of important (to me at least) so I figured I'd link you over there. The reason I didn't just copy the text is that the .mac site has a picture of my new hair - and it's kind of relevant to a very small part of the entry.


There's no comments over on the blog though, so if you want to comment, do it here.

*hugs you all*

Also, Canberra people/gamers, this weekend we're doing 30% off all our gaming software (including wiifit!!), 10% off ALL our computers (including Macs), and 15% off all the flat panel TVs (but if you want a CRT at 15% off, we'll do that anyway). Um, that's Dick Smith Powerhouse in the Canberra Centre (next door to Aldi) in case you don't know.
You know, it occurs to me I'm rather strange. I'm cleaning my nipple piercings while listening to The Seekers, drinking beer, and downloading grey's anatomy.

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