Forlorn.of.thee (fa'lo:n ŭv thē), p, my only strength and stay,forlorn of thee, whither shall I betake me, where subsist?
Paradise Lost by John Milton
.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Blogging mad...

No, I haven't blown a gasket and gone blogging mad, I had to do this, was a tagged by Lavender

SEVEN FACTS ABOUT ME:

ONE
I drink coffee. Much too much coffee 7 - 8 mugs a day

TWO
Started smoking at 13, gave up at 27. Was a two-packet-a-day guy... cough... cough...

THREE
I still read Harry Potter and Artemis Fowl

FOUR
I love KFC and I always eat my chips/fries with mayo, satay sauce or gravy.

FIVE
I love the night. Been called Dracula often.

SIX
I have as my Facebook friend, my first crush (she taught me how to kiss, the one with a wiggling tongue). She was 16 and I was 13.

SEVEN
I love horror flicks especially the Japanese ones...


I won't impose on anyone. If you feel like sharing please do and leave me some directions to your blog :)

Monday, October 27, 2008

Never insult the waiter.. or the chef.. or the manager.

The service was slow, the food crap. Should you complain, whinge to the manager, call the chef, kick up a fuss.

If you're at the Coogee Bay Hotel, its better to STFU. Stephen and Jessica Whyte and their three sons were served complimentary gelato dessert by Coogee Bay Hotel staff three weeks ago after complaining about food prices, facilities and staff attitude.

Mrs Whyte says that when she took a spoonful and put it to her lips, she knew she was getting more than gelato and became violently ill. She spat the contents into a napkin her family later sent to the National Measurements Institute, which found it had "properties similar to human excreta".

Read more here and here.

Yuck!!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

What is it with guys?


Horny? Stupid? Is it in the genes? Why do we have to hump anything and everything?

A Newburgh firefighter became an ad hoc surgeon when he was called upon to use a pneumatic saw to cut a piece of steel pipe off a 73-year-old man's penis. You read that correctly 73! Read more here.

Here's another, and I'm sure he's died from embarrassment if nothing else. Headlines read "Man Almost Loses Penis Humping Steel Bench".

Pretty speechless when you witness a grown man making full out love to his Toyota, taking the time to give it the ’spank and thrust’ treatment....watch the movie here.

Must be in the genes. Yea, I've been guilty of stupidity, brains ceased to function when eyeballing naked flesh!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Hacker's list of online accounts

OK guys... investigation by the Sydney Morning Herald (October 9, 2008) on hackers, phishers and nasty things... Article here

Email addresses, matched with user names and passwords for online memberships, were offered by the hacker for anyone wanting to try their hand at identity theft or even financial fraud.

The distributor of the data, a hacker who uses the name Farbod, offered 9600 identities for free. His motivation? To earn status and credibility on a website that rates hackers' skills.

Farbod, who purports to be from Texas, has already advanced in rank from lowly "pirate in training" to "Microsoft nightmare".

To his peers, giving away logins and passwords was viewed as an act of largesse.

Many of the accounts were generic accounts for Hotmail, Yahoo! and Gmail. Full list here

Friday, October 3, 2008

New Wine for Seniors


California vintners in the Mudgee area, which primarily produce Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir and Pinot Grigio wines, have developed a new hybrid grape that acts as an Anti-diuretic.

It is expected to reduce the number of trips older people have to make to the bathroom during the night.

The new wine will be marketed as

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

PINO MORE

and a happy happy long weekend to all....

Thursday, October 2, 2008

F*cking depressing

Just landed on my desk, this month’s “Flagship edition” of the BRW. BRW used to be called Business Review Weekly in the good old days when they published the magazine weekly. Cost cutting has resulted in it being called BRW and it’s now a monthly affair.

I digress. Why am I depressed? The whole magazine is devoted to Australia’s 100 richest people aged 40 and under. These are the guys and girls who made it on their own without Daddy’s or Mummy’s help. Some names are familiar, most not. Some inspiring, some not.

Let’s take Carolyn Creswell, worth $20 million. At 18 she started making muesli by hand. She managed 80kg that year. Now at 34, she sells 40 tonnes of the stuff to keep Aussies happy, healthy and regular.

Or electrician Nathan Tinkler. He’s 32. A few years ago he was working as an electrician down a mine. He borrowed a million bucks and in 2006 bought a bit of land with some coal buried deep. A year later, someone offered him $275m for it! OK, it's in shares and cash. But in May this year, he sold those shares to Indian conglomerate Mittal for $166m. He's sitting on $441m cash!

And me? I’ve been sitting at my desk all this time, aging and getting nowhere. If only I were a bottle of wine *sigh*