Month: November 2010 (page 1 of 6)

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New Pomplamoose Christmas video! Also, they did a really cute Hyundai commercial too. 🙂


Rolled-up hedgehog. SO. CUTE.

Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning
On our weekend the Snook and I…

  • Did about 10 loads of laundry, including the special stuff like woollens and delicates.
  • Bleached the hallway ceiling where the old dryer had made it moldy.
  • Reorganised and cleaned the utility closet.
  • Reorganised and cleaned the kitchen cupboards, including under the sink. (PUKE!)
  • Cleaned out the fridge and pantry.
  • Took out several loads of rubbish and recycling.
  • Polished the induction cooktop.
  • Filled two new kegs of homebrew.

I love productive weekends.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

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The past few days in Sydney have been bright and sunny and hot, so it hasn’t felt much like the holidays here. And of course, Thanksgiving isn’t a holiday in Australia so we don’t get any days off. The Snook and I celebrated last night with some homemade turkey burgers with camembert and cranberry sauce, washed down with beer and followed by ice cream sandwiches. Not bad, actually.

Looking at last year’s list of thanks, it’s pretty much unchanged this year. I’m thankful for…

  • continued success at a great job. I’ve been here nearly two years now and my role continues to stimulate and challenge me. My team met an extremely stressful deadline this year and launched a successful project that has been well-received by the public. I like what I do and the people I work with. The Snook has also been going well at his new job and his initial contract has been extended. These are good things!
  • our little house in Chippendale. This year we finally got to make some improvements that I love: new cooktop and oven; new washer and dryer; new curtains. The Snook also singlehandedly pushed through a mortgage refinance for us that is saving us heaps every month. We’re going well.
  • great friends. Just the best. When I have been stressed out or sad this year, they’ve been there for me.
  • continued health. I haven’t had the best year in terms of illness, but I’m still fit and strong. We have affordable health insurance and access to good doctors.
  • the continued well-being of our family. Our visit home to the States in July/August was just fantastic. We got to visit nearly everybody and see for ourselves how great they’re doing. There were new babies to cuddle, new houses to see, and new stories to hear. Knowing that they’re all okay makes it easier to be far apart at times like this.

And as always, I’m thankful for every day I get to spend with my best friend. I’m not always the nicest or easiest person to live with, but the Snook always makes me feel like I’m the best.

RunningBlog: Week 47

Week 47
The year is winding down! Only five weeks to go. After last week’s fantastic workouts, this week I felt pretty tired and run-down. (It doesn’t help that our cat is sick and he’s been keeping us up at night.) I managed to meet my distance goal but I didn’t feel very swift doing it. I only had one session at Spudds. It was just a worn out kind of week.

Nov. 21: 11.61km
Nov. 23: 5.01km
Nov. 25: 7.25km
Total this week: 23.87km (14.9mi)
Total in 2010: 891.23km (557mi)

I’m 90% of the way to my goal of running 1000km in 2010! I just have to hold it together for a few more weeks…

Turkey Day on the Tube

Turkey Day on the Tube – a quiz about Thanksgiving-themed TV show episodes. I got 11 out of 11! (Well, I knew like 8 of them and then made educated guesses on the rest.)

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Happy birthday, Penn!

Happy birthday to my amazing nephew Penn! Well, really it was yesterday but it’s today where he is. He’s 4-years-old now! How can this nummy baby be a grown-up little boy already?