25 Random Things you were Dying to know about me.

Here I am playing blog games with Julz again;
1. I don’t own a clothes dryer, that’s what the sun is for
2. I listen to the same play list everyday when I run, it NEVER changes
3. I don’t wash the dishes unless there is absolutely no chance of anyone else being able to do it , I just don’t like it ::::::shudders::::::
4. When Ethan stays at Mum & Dad’s I probably call them about 10x a day, he never wants to talk to me, I just miss him and like to know what he is doing
5. I love winning prizes, this year I have won a double pass to the final of The Heineken Tennis Open, VIP tickets to the after party where Liam Finn played, Liam Finn CD & a 12pack of Heineken, 2 cell phones + $400 of phone credit, vip treatment at the Summer Series + untold numbers of movie tix, CD’s and 4 Burger Fuel meals.  bfm is the best radio station ever
6. I currently am on mid-semester break from university, 2 weeks off.  I really need to read at least one novel – DONE –
7.  We are moving to a new house in 3 weeks!  I can’t wait, I will have a spare room, a pantry, chickens and 10 acres upon which Ethan and Lou can run and hunt for bugs.  Oh yes, there’s a pool too
8.  I LOVE Coke Zero.  I don’t drink coffee, I tell myself this makes it OK
9.  My husband is so good and nice to everyone that I don’t actually understand him.  He is like an alien.  I married an alien!
10.  I love to grow veges but have no interest in ornamental gardening
11.   I am addicted to playing Lexulous
12.  I suffer from BAD anxiety, and tend to hibernate at home with my family a bit too much
13.  I am phobic-ally afraid of cockroaches, just typing that disgusting word made me shudder.  This is why I can NEVER live in the south again, the roaches have wings there, you never know where they may come at you from
14.  I turn off all appliances at the wall when I am done using them, hella power saving greenies in this house
15.  I was in the New Zealand Rhythmic Gymnastics team
16.  I have a degree in Sociology….mmmmm…great…now tell me what to do with it!
17.  I am usually cold
18.  I am a shopaholic
19.  I LOVE taking pictures, currently I have taken 50 gigs of pics since Ethan was born 4.5yrs ago.  When he grows up he will be able to say “I wonder what we did on Jan 14, 2006?”  and it will be there, documented for posterity
20.  I find it hard to blog, but I love it
21.  I miss Julie and Bush daily, we’s peas in a pod
22.  My mum is my best friend, thank god for family cell phone plans.  I call her way too much.
23.  I watch the news every day, I can’t stand not knowing what is going on in the world
24.  I wonder how this affects my son as the New Zealand networks don’t bother to censor anything on the news
25.  I have always wished I were skinnier, for as long as I can remember.

Oh Dave xxxx

After successfully completing the introduction to The Essay, I know it’s 11.30am – you can’t rush these things – I am hungry.  I just opened the fridge door to a god almighty stink and was a little bit excited at the thought of a cleaning job to distract me from my writing.  But then I realized what it was, Dave had made me Tuna salad for my lunch, bless.  I couldn’t see it immediately as it was hidden under the two trays of mini-pizza bases he had whipped up for The Shore Party tonight while I was at the gym this morning.  How do you people live without a Dave like mine?  Seriously,  the man is amazing.



Oh so scary, are you kidding me republicans?

“They are also building schools for the Afghan children so that there is hope and opportunity in our neighboring country of Afghanistan.” –Sarah Palin, speaking at a fundraiser in San Francisco, Oct. 5, 2008

“There’s a place in Hell reserved for women who don’t support other women.” –Sarah Palin, misquoting former Secretary of State Madeline Albright, who said women should “help” other women,” Carson, Caliif., Oct. 4, 2008

“I may not answer the questions that either the moderator or you want to hear, but I’m going to talk straight to the American people and let them know my track record also.” –Sarah Palin, on not answering the questions in the vice presidential debate, St. Louis, Missouri, Oct. 2, 2008

Katie Couric: “What other Supreme Court decisions do you disagree with?”Sarah Palin: “Well, let’s see. There’s –of course –in the great history of America rulings there have been rulings, there’s never going to be absolute consensus by every American. And there are — those issues, again, like Roe v Wade where I believe are best held on a state level and addressed there. So you know — going through the history of America, there would be others but–“Couric: “Can you think of any?”Palin: “Well, I could think of — of any again, that could be best dealt with on a more local level. Maybe I would take issue with. But you know, as mayor, and then as governor and even as a Vice President, if I’m so privileged to serve, wouldn’t be in a position of changing those things but in supporting the law of the land as it reads today.” –unable to name any Supreme Court decisions other than Roe v. Wade, CBS News interview, Oct. 1, 2008 (Watch video clip)

Katie Couric: “And when it comes to establishing your worldview, I was curious: what newspapers and magazines did you regularly read before you were tapped for this to stay informed and to understand the world?”Sarah Palin: “I’ve read most of them, again with a great appreciation for the press, for the media.”Couric: “But, like, what ones specifically? I’m curious.”Palin: “All of ’em, any of ’em that have been in front of me over all these years.”Couric: Can you name a few?Palin: “I have a vast variety of sources where we get our news too.” –CBS News interview, Oct. 1, 2008 (Watch video clip)

“I’ll try to find you some and I’ll bring them to you.” –Sarah Palin, asked by Katie Couric to cite specific examples of how John McCain has pushed for more regulation in his 26 years in the Senate, CBS interview, Sept. 24, 2008 (Watch video clip)

“Well, it certainly does because our — our next door neighbors are foreign countries. They’re in the state that I am the executive of. And there in Russia … We have trade missions back and forth. We– we do– it’s very important when you consider even national security issues with Russia as Putin rears his head and comes into the air space of the United States of America, where– where do they go? It’s Alaska. It’s just right over the border. It is– from Alaska that we send those out to make sure that an eye is being kept on this very powerful nation, Russia, because they are right there. They are right next to– to our state.” –Sarah Palin, asked by Katie Couric how Alaska’s proximity to Russia gives her foreign policy experience, CBS interview, Sept. 24, 2008 (Watch video clip)

“That’s exactly what we’re going to do in a Palin and McCain administration.” –Sarah Palin, elevating herself to the top of the ticket, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Sept. 18, 2008 (Watch video clip)

“I’m the mayor, I can do whatever I want until the courts tell me I can’t.'” –Sarah Palin, as quoted by former City Council Member Nick Carney, after he raised objections about the $50,000 she spent renovating the mayor’s office without approval of the city council”I watched with the volume all the way down. I thought it was hilarious. I thought she was spot on. … It was hilarious. Again, didn’t hear a word she said, but the visual, spot on.” –Sarah Palin, on Tina Fey’s “SNL” skit interview on FOX News’s “Hannity & Colmes,” Sept. 17, 2008

“Oil and coal? Of course, it’s a fungible commodity and they don’t flag, you know, the molecules, where it’s going and where it’s not. But in the sense of the Congress today, they know that there are very, very hungry domestic markets that need that oil first. So, I believe that what Congress is going to do, also, is not to allow the export bans to such a degree that it’s Americans that get stuck to holding the bag without the energy source that is produced here, pumped here. It’s got to flow into our domestic markets first.” –Sarah Palin, billed by John McCain as the nation’s foremost expert on energy, clumsily answering a question while speaking off the cuff at a town hall meeting, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Sept. 17, 2008

“The fact is that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have gotten too big and too expensive to the taxpayers.” –Sarah Palin, on the two companies which are in fact private entities, Colorado Springs, CO, Sept. 13, 2008″They’re our next door neighbors and you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska.” –Sarah Palin, on her foreign policy insights into Russia, ABC News interview, Sept. 11, 2008″Nucular.” –Sarah Palin, mispronouncing the word “nuclear” twice, ABC News interview, Sept. 11, 2008

“Perhaps so.” –Sarah Palin, when asked if we may need to go to war with Russia because of the Georgia crisis, ABC News interview, Sept. 11, 2008

“I have not, and I think if you go back in history and if you ask that question of many vice presidents, they may have the same answer that I just gave you.” –Sarah Palin, after being asked if she had never met a foreign head of state, despite the fact that every vice president in the last 32 years had met a foreign head of state prior to taking offic
e, ABC News interview, Sept. 11, 2008

“In what respect, Charlie?” –Sarah Palin, after being asked if she agreed with the Bush Doctrine, ABC News interview, Sept. 11, 2008 (Watch the raw, unedited video)~Compiled by Daniel Kurtzman