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It tingles! [Aug. 31st, 2009|10:11 pm]
electricwireles
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[Current Location |at home]
[mood |giddygiddy]
[music |hummmmmmmm]

On the weekend I made jelly. I used Aeroplane-brand diet pineapple flavoured. The instructions say mixing one packet with a cup of boiling water then adding a cup of cold water. To see what happened I used soda water instead of the cold water, after letting the hot water cool for a bit. I wanted to see if it would make fizzy jelly. Because plain jelly can also be a bit boring I put a slice of tinned pineapple into the bottom of each individual mould.

It turned out that the jelly wasn't particularly fizzy except for some reason where it soaked into the pineapple pieces which were really quite fizzy.

I don't know why, but it was fun!
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Feeling better when I cut exercise [Jun. 8th, 2009|03:57 pm]
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[Current Location |At home]
[mood |curiouscurious]
[music |nil per usual]

For anyone like me who finds exercise and bad mood related, I strongly recommend the following blog post.
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Ouchies [Mar. 22nd, 2009|12:03 pm]
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[Current Location |At home]
[mood |in pain]
[music |Beethoven Leonora #3 overture]

I can't do both ironing and gardening on the same day. My shoulder just isn't up to it.

Oh well, I guess I can wear lettuce to work :)
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Kicking the gym [Mar. 21st, 2009|02:24 pm]
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[Current Location |In bed with a cold]
[mood |determined]
[music |whatever the lodger downstairs is playing]

I've decided that when my training pack is due for renewal I'm going to give up the gym.

I'm not normally a quitter, but I'm not a masochist either, and I'm paying a small fortune to make me feel bad.

I went to the gym on Thursday after work. I did about 10 minutes warm up on the treadmill and then wandered about the busy gym getting more and more despondent. Too many pretty boys and muscle marys. I tried some rowing, but when I realised I was close to tears I decided to pack it in.

I probably need to find a smaller gym away from the crowds. Only last time I did that it closed down!
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Unusually serious question [Feb. 14th, 2009|11:40 am]
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[Current Location |on the way to gym]
[mood |indescribable]
[music |pitter patter of rain! yay!]

Does one have to self-identify as a 'person of colour' to be a person of colour?
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Classic style and quality - made in Indonesia? [Jan. 31st, 2009|09:48 pm]
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[mood |thirstythirsty]

I had some time to spare this afternoon, so I was wandering around Myer looking at the expensive tableware I can't really afford (and would probably break anyway). I was running my eyes over some rather nice cup and saucer sets from Royal Doulton that they had on special (clearance from last year's stock). I was half tempted to splurge when I noticed something that distressed me: these pieces of what I thought were quintessentially English porcelein were Made in Indonesia.

I am sorry, but this is wrong.

I have no objection to buying products made in Indonesia. I am sure that they can some up with some high quality goods too. But when I buy something like Royal Doulton I am definitely expecting to buy English.

Oh well, I suppose in the scheme of things it doesn't really matter. I wasn't really going to buy them.



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(no subject) [Jan. 26th, 2009|09:50 pm]
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[mood |hungryhungry]
[music |doof free zone]

Hmm.

Why is raisin bread always slightly stale even out of a fresh packet?

Not important in the scale of the universe, I know. Just one of those things.
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Food [Jan. 18th, 2009|10:32 pm]
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[Current Location |Home]
[mood |happyhappy]
[music |humming John Barrowman in my head]

I made a rather nice berry cheescake yesterday afternoon. My diabetic housemate had two serves.

I shouldn't encourage him.

Doesn't help my waistline either :-(
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Belated Christmas AND xmas greetings at once [Jan. 2nd, 2009|12:40 pm]
electricwireles
[mood |mellowmellow]
[music |the sound of an oscillating fan]

The title says it all really.  Still vaguely alive. Still overweight (why are there so many salted nuts at Christmas time?). Still buying inappropriate hats*.

L.

*Although I do feel my new cream coloured trilby is almost appropriate for the Australian climate
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Merkinisms [Mar. 24th, 2008|09:40 pm]
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[mood |worriedworried]

Oh no!

I found myself writing pay check today!

What has come over me? Have I been spending too much time on Wikipedia lately?

Can nothing be done, before I start ordering soda pop and watching the baseball?

Help!
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