Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Melbourne Cup

For Melbourne Cup we had an impromptu lunch at our house. I had the attitude, "it's my party and I dress as I want to". So if that meant that I wore my $450 hat with my jeans and terri toweling slippers, then so be it. I found it interesting that one of the fashion of the fields winner should wear a bird cage on her head to keep her stuffed bird from flying away. I think that a live bird on a real hat is much more creative.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Lazy, or at one with technology?

I am shouting out loud that I love technology, especially when it means that I can get someone/thing without actually getting up. I am on night duty for the foreseeable future. Tom and I have a mobile phone plan that allows free 3min calls between us, 24/7. So at 1pm when I wake up (the middle of my "night"), and want a glass of water what do I do? Should I stumble out to the kitchen find a glass and get the water myself? NO, technology to the rescue, I call Tom on my Mobile; Me "where are you babe?" Tom "In the lounge room" Me "Can you bring me a glass of water?" and god bless him he usually responds "Sure, be right there"...LOVE technology.
Just today we were both home together, a cold rainy day and I was rugged up on the couch with the laptop and Tom was on the computer in the "office". And yes..we were happily MSNing each other rather than yelling through the house, sending links etc. Then with my tummy grumbling at 6pm I thought I would abuse this technology one step further. A new feature for MSN is that you can record and send a voice clip, so I did. "Get my dinner" I believe was the request. This was the first time that either of us had discovered the voice sending option and therefore sent us both into hysterics and Tom actually walked to the lounge room anyway, defeating the purpose!
Anyway for a laugh have a listen on Tom's blog

Just A Budgie?

I think it is pathetic when people obsess about their pets. Does it have the right bedding, lifestyle, trinkets and matching jacket? People can go a little crazy and treat their pets like humans and in some weird and bizarre cases, better than humans...

Meet Caboose, he is our budgie and I'm afraid we have gone over the top. He looks over the computer watching Tom work, treats my bike like an adventure park, sits on my shoulder and nibbles my hair and when he goes "missing" he will be found behind the TV unit playing with all the cables.

As you can see we are just a tad concerned that Caboose is kept clean, healthy, safe and well entertained. Weekly Tom finds fresh gum leaves, twigs and sticks. Caboose can sit for hours playing on the top of his cage which is equipped with bells, balls, branches and even a seed dish. As his wings are clipped at the moment we have of course provided him with easy walking access to the door of his cage! Now I have to run...I am off to the pet store...I have heard that they sell a fabulous "budgie playpen"