Wednesday, December 14, 2005


Can you tell I'm bored with three posts in the same amount of days, after like a week and a half of no posting?? Ahh holidays, work your bottom off to get to them, and once you're there you don't know what to do with yourself. Also I feel like I've been on a bit of an emotional rollercoaster since school finished - one moment I think I'm having the best time of my life and things couldn't get much better, and the next I find myself feeling flat and about to cry or something. Anyone else feeling like that?
Anyhoo, here's a test thing I think Lib and Andre did a while ago. I'm a bit annoyed about the 70% female cliche thing, but then again I am female so ...
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Tuesday, December 13, 2005


I remember a few years ago after one of my birthdays pondering the reason for their significance. I mean they're kind of a wierd thing - these days that come across once a year for people where they celebrate the fact that they were born. One day every year for the rest of their life. I wrote in my journal something like 'Birthdays: a worthless day that's an excuse for presents, or an opportunity to tell people how much you love them?', and I concluded that it really is your own choice, whether it be your own birthday or someone elses. This first half of December has been a bit of a birthday 'boom' as Stef so aptly put it - e.g. as many of you would know bcoz you were there, last Saturday I had a belated 'bad-taste birthday brunch' (two months to the day since my b'day! - see Sez and Lib's blogs for photos!), then I partied on to Golat's 18th Cocktail party (see Lib's blog for photos again! I thought it was time for a text entry rather than more photos, much as I love them!) (where we got to wear all our formal finery again, yes!! Though somehow a mozzie managed to crawl between the layers of my dress, and got squished as I tried to get rid of it resulting in a bizzare bug stain on my dress ... oh well, adds character!), and THEN it was Phili's 24th on sunday!!

But really, birthdays are so cool - you have a designated day to tell someone how awesome you think they are - things that may not always pop up in everyday conversation. To quote Phili on her blog "I have a love/hate relationship with birthdays because I feel awkward being the centre of attention but deep down (or perhaps not even really that deep down!) it is lovely to feel special and loved in an over the top way :)" Don't we all! That night before I went to sleep I had a read of all the cards again, and they were all so cool and special - the cards are as much of the gift as the present i reckon, and they're the sort of ones I'll keep forever (or at least a very long time!). I have such creative friends :)!

Which brings me to the topic of giving as well. I actually love christmas shopping for other people - it's when you can splurge and not feel guilty! It's just so fun to find something you know (or hope) someone will love, or putting thought into it. It's the one time of year I'm actually organised about present buying, making a list and ticking them off as a power-shop. Not so organised for birthdays unfortunately (I only just gave Lib her promised portrait for her b'day prez, and her b'day was in May!). I think my bro Dan is the master of thoughtful present buying - I went shopping with him last week for Phili's pressie, and it was so much fun - basically a collection of heaps of really cool small stuff. Like we'd see something funky that she'd like and be like 'let's get it!'. And he was so excited about giving it to her that he kept waking up at like half hour intervals in the early hours of her birthday morning! Go Dan, you're a present inspiration :P

So as we come up to Christmas lets take advantage of the opportunity to tell people that we love that we love them, however that may be in your own style. I mean Christmas came about when God decided to be generous and give us His son, lets follow suit! (Though I don't recommend giving away children, siblings or otherwise, that could come across as a little unloving if you're not doing it in God's context;)

Monday, December 12, 2005

Did God create everything that exists?

This is a fwd Dad sent on, I think a lot of you guys will like it ...

" This is a really great answer to a question you may be asked or have asked.

Did God create everything that exists? Does evil exist? Did God create evil?

A University professor at a well known institution of higher learning challenged his students with this question. "Did God create everything that exists?" A student bravely replied, "Yes He did". "God created everything?" the professor asked. "Yes sir, He certainly did." the student replied.

The professor answered, "If God created everything; then God created evil. And since evil exists, and according to the principal that our works define who we are, then we can assume God is evil."The student became quiet and did not answer the professor's hypothetical definition. The professor, quite pleased with himself, boasted to the students that he had proven once more that the Christian faith was a myth.Another student raised his hand and said, "May I ask you a question, professor?" "Of course", replied the professor. The student stood up and asked, "Professor, does cold exist?" "What kind of a question is this? Of course it exists. Have you never been cold?"

The other students snickered at the young man's question.

The young man replied, "In fact sir, cold does not exist. According to the laws of physics, what we consider cold is in reality the absence of heat. Every body, or object, is susceptible to studywhen it has or transmits energy, and heat is what makes a body, or matter, have or transmit energy. Absolute zero (-460 F) is the total absence of heat; and all matter becomes inert and incapable of reaction at that temperature. Cold does not exist. We have created this word to describe how we feel if we have no heat.

The young man continued, "Professor, does darkness exist?" The professor responded, "Of course it does."

The young man replied, "Once again you are wrong sir, darkness does not exist either. Darkness is in reality t he absence of light. Light we can study, but not darkness. In fact we can use Newton'sprism to break white light into many colours and study the various wavelengths of each colour. You cannot measure darkness. A simple ray of light can break into a world of darkness and illuminate it. How can you know how dark a certain space is? You measure theamount of light present. Isn't this correct? Darkness is a term used by man to describe what happens when there is no light present."

Finally the young man asked the professor, "Sir Does evil exist?"

Now uncertain, the professor responded, "Of course, as I have already said, we see it everyday. It is in the daily examples of man's inhumanity to man. It is in the multitude of crime andviolence everywhere in the world. These manifestations are nothing else but evil.To this the young man replied, "Evil does not exist, sir, or at least it does not exist unto itself. Evil is simply the absence of God. It is just like darkness and cold, a word that man has createdto describe the absence of God. God did not create evil. Evil is the result of what happens when man does not have God's love present in his heart. It's like the cold that comes when there is no heat, or the darkness that comes when there is no light."

The professor sat down.

The young man's name was - Albert Einstein "

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Last day - bittersweet. These were my fantastic flatmates (em, sarah, tash) ... Priceless memories that will last a lifetime. Posted by Picasa
u talkin to me? bcoz currenty I can't actually talk back... Posted by Picasa
sexy tash, sexy Posted by Picasa
tash, lib (seducing the camera of course ;), han, me, bonnie and sarah (it's actually hard to make it out, so there is a point to naming all of us!) Posted by Picasa
Lib, Han, Kendyl and Bonnie - tres atmospheric Posted by Picasa
carefree prancing on the jetty Posted by Picasa
Nightvision, isn't it great? The jetty on tues nite Posted by Picasa
Model shot of Tash - it was one of those "*cough*model" shots, but it ended up looking really cool! Posted by Picasa
Tash, Em and I dolled up before going out on Tues nite - look at the beautiful sunset in the background! Posted by Picasa
Crazy (i mean... good) dancing to Michael Jackson - this photo does NOT capture the pure genius we came up with (lol Em and I also did some crazy dancing on the first day on the balcony, and after a couple of minutes looked over to the balcony next to us to realise there were around 5 ppl sitting there staring us mouths slightly open with a bemused expression) Posted by Picasa
The gang watching Love Actually - that's our tv/movie watching sofa zone, many good times were had (if u couldn't tell that was at about 1am) Posted by Picasa
Dave and I (duh) ... can't quite place Dave's expression, any ideas? Posted by Picasa
Dave and Andre came down on Mon which was really nice - this is us saying goodbye at Andre's car ... pick the poser :P Posted by Picasa
A TRES awesome shot of the end result! Posted by Picasa
Action shot - Lib looking scared and excited as her hair is being transformed to a 'rasberry beret' (the name of the dye) wonderhairland Posted by Picasa
Kendyl looking both gleeful and evil before we dyed Lib's hair 'rhubard', 'mwahahaha yeah!' Posted by Picasa
Me, Em and our amazing jelly creations!! Created on the first day, we were quite proud of our productivity and creativity (we also had a ball doing grocery shopping - so much fun! Em's great at cooking - she takes the effort to do it!) *note, quick set Aeroplane jelly, though here looks spectacular if i do say so myself, tastes a little queer Posted by Picasa
I thought this was a cool shot - me, the beautiful Hannah, and the brave (moments earlier she plunged into the surf at dusk ... it was cold, very cold) Emma (well, the back of her head!) Posted by Picasa
Ohh isn't this a postcard perfect card? It's got it all - jetty, fisherman, couples, sunset, water... bird... lamp poles... you get the pic, u can see for urself! Posted by Picasa
Hannah looking picturesque, with the sun shining in an interesting place Posted by Picasa
hungry, pensive - the essence of seagulls ... need i say more? Posted by Picasa
Tash, Julia and Sarah - the other side of the circle on the same nite ... Posted by Picasa
Fush and Chups on the beach on Sun nite - isn't it a lovely scene? (quite the candid if u look at all the diff expressions, lol) Posted by Picasa
Em striking a pose with our glorious view - yes that IS the sea you see through the new highrise apartments on the foreshore ... Posted by Picasa

living the high life at Glenelg

So I thought it was time to update - not only to say that I'm back, but to say where I went as well! After much last minute scurrying around and planning to do something for schoolies, we (being Emma, Tash, Sarah Mena and I) joined the others (being Lib, Kendyl, Hannah, Bonnie and Julia) at Glenelg in the Liberty Oaks Apartments (4 1/2 star, facilities (yes, we had facilities, how cool is that?!) inc spa, sauna, lap pool, plunge pool, steam room and 'gym') for 3 nights and 4 gloriously relaxing days... here are some pics (after all, they each say 1000 words!) so you can all fully appreciate the experience :P Here are me and Em sunbathing (safely) on one of our two BALCONIES (I say that in caps to draw your attention to the novelty)
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