Thursday, May 26, 2011

the story of kailey

ive been thinking about a dog for a long time. when voldehmort and i broke up, i had to leave my dog with him. finding a rental property as a 'single mum with a dorda...'... oops, i mean, single parent with a part time job was proving hard enough.

i found a place, and i got my cats, but i kept thinking about a dog

ive been looking on heaps of sites, sa dog rescue, adopt a pet, pet rescue, moorook and the trading post and gumtree. i even met a couple of puppies

who were lovely in real life, but not really what i was looking for.

and then i found kailey

but she was so far away. almost 7 hours round trip. but i emailed anyway, to see what we could do

as it happened, the owner of moorook, where kailey was, was driving down to adelaide that weekend, and if i could get to prospect, i could pick her up. the timing was a little off, but i said yes, and i put the kids in the car and we drove off for our surprise trip. neither if them knew what was going on. they were guessing things like bowling, laser skirmish, the airport...nope, thats not it.

as we drove up to the house, x saw the van out the front.

x '...animal shelter...'

we got out of the car, and were introduced to kailey. i loved her, e loved her,

e 'oh mum, thank you so much, i love her i love her, shes JUST SO CUTE, you are the BEST mum ever!'

but x... not so much. he sat in the car, head in his hands, and didnt say much.

it was time to take her home and we put her on the car seat inbewteen the boys. kailey tried snuggling up with x but he just stared out the window, eyes rimmed red, trying not to cry

me 'are you a bit overwhelmed?'
x 'no'
me 'are you upset?'
x 'no'
me 'whats wrong then?
x 'well, we dont need a dog, do we?'
me 'no, i dont suppose we do. but i wanted one, and i thought you guys would like it, so happy birthday'

it got worse. he didnt want to stay with her overnight and rang grandma to see if he could sleep over

but, she's here to stay now, and the boys love her. ive been getting up every morning and ive even taken her for walks. its a good start

Friday, May 20, 2011

Monday, May 09, 2011

you're all very nice and supportive of me, and i thank you for that, but you confuse me because you all have the same name

it would be helpful if you could come up with a code name for yourself. im not asking who you really are, although if you want to tell me, thats fine, just maybe have some sort of a name so i know who im talking to.

also, feel free to answer these questions asked of me

1. What famous person do other people tell you that you most resemble?

2. What is the strangest thing you’ve ever eaten?

3. If you could bring one character to life from your favorite book, who would it be?

4. Do you believe honesty is the best policy?

5. What vegetable do you most resemble?

6. What dead person would you least want to be haunted by?

7. Who would you most like to be stuck in an elevator with? Least like?

8. Would you rather go a week without bathing, but be able to change your clothes, or a week without a change of clothes, but be able to bathe?

9. Which of the four seasons do you most anticipate?

10. If you had to be trapped in a TV show for a month, which show would you choose?

11. You can select one person from history and ask them a question to which they must give a truthful reply. Whom would you select, and what question would you ask?

12. If you joined the circus, what act would you most want to perform?

13. Would you be willing to commit perjury in court for a close friend? What if your lie would save his life?

14. Would you be willing to eat a bowl of live crickets for $40,000?

15. Would you be willing to give up sex for five years if you could have wonderfully sensual and erotic dreams whenever you wished?

16. If you could have anyone locked in a room so that you could torment them for a day, whom would you choose, and how would you torment them?

17. Do you feel that children should be sheltered from unhappiness?

18. If you could have personally witnessed one event in history, what would you want to have seen?

19. Would you generally be overdressed or underdressed at a party?

20. If you could wake up tomorrow in the body of someone else currently living, would you do so? Whom would you pick?

21. Would you have one of your fingers surgically removed if it guaranteed immunity from all major diseases?

22. Have you ever returned an item to a store for a refund after having used it?

23. If you could have one superpower, which would you choose?

24. What was the most recent movie that made you cry?

25. You can cast any actor (alive or not) to play you in a film about your life. Whom would you cast in the role?

26. If you could be any age again for one week, what age would you be?

27. If you could plan a trip anywhere in the world, where would you like to go?

Saturday, May 07, 2011

gonna actual write something soon, i just keep forgetting and then remembering when im about to turn the computer off (like now).

hope you're well

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

where were you on saturday night?

interview, and review

cheer advisory council played our album launch with steering by stars and danvers and ghost knife and it was pretty fucking awesome.

most times playing is fun. sometimes its annoying and tiring and i just want to go home. sometimes i dont even want to leave the house to play. but saturday night was actual fun, with lovely people and good friends and excellent music.

thank you so much to everyone who came out to see us play. if you like what you hear, you can head over to itunes apparently...