gemfyre: (Giant polychaetes - series of tubes)
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Too cold to go swimming, but I'm going to anyway.

Sunday is snorkeling day!
gemfyre: (7 Billion Miracles)
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I have a few.

"Civilisation exists by geological consent, subject to change without notice." Will Durant

"Anyone who believes exponential growth can go on forever in a finite world, is either a madman or an economist." - Kenneth Boulding, Economics professor

"Words you say, never seem to live up to the ones inside your head. - The lives we make, never seem to ever get us anywhere but dead." Chris Cornell
gemfyre: (Slinky)
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I finally wrote a list, because mum or Matt always ask me, "What do you want?" and of course asking that makes me forget everything immediately. This year I'm just hoping for services/money for services more than items, the "stuff" I want is too expensive to ask for as a gift.

Knife sharpening
Snorkelling trips/tours
Binocular repair - the eyepiece of my beloved bins has broken, it will cost around $100 to fix. :(
Gardening services

"Stuff" I'd like
Retort stand - at least 50cm - I can see this being very useful in the kitchen, but they are hard to come by and pretty pricey, being lab equipment and all.
Modernist Cuisine - a $400 epic of a coobook
A Sous Vide setup
A pudding bowl/steamer - hey, that's not prohibitively expensive!
gemfyre: (Coconuts)
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Despite the fact that I'm pretty non-religious and live somewhere where snow is unheard of and Christmas falls in the middle of summer, my faves are O Holy Night and Winter Wonderland.

I also really like Six White Boomers - which is a pure Aussie Christmas carol.
gemfyre: (Default)
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My HECS debt, which may or may not ever end up paid off - yay for not having to worry about unless I'm earning over a certain amount.

I also owe my parents about $10,000 for various things, but that's on a lifetime, no interest loan.

I own 2 credit cards - one I have only ever used to pay for something for a friend (she paid me back right away), and the other I bought the bedroom suite with, and I paid that off in October.
gemfyre: (Jimmy Page)
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Led Zeppelin.

Duh.
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Facebork
Tumblr
TV Tropes
Wikipedia
gemfyre: (Barbara Gordon)
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I want to see something with all of the Batfamily in it.

I was watching Last King of Scotland last night and thinking how James McAvoy certainly has the face to be a decent Dick Grayson, but completely lacks the physique. It would be really hard to cast the BatBoys properly, perhaps that's why they're best left to drawings and animation?
gemfyre: (Barbara Gordon)
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I want to see something with all of the Batfamily in it.

I was watching Last King of Scotland last night and thinking how James McAvoy certainly has the face to be a decent Dick Grayson, but completely lacks the physique. It would be really hard to cast the BatBoys properly, perhaps that's why they're best left to drawings and animation?
gemfyre: (Default)
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I'd just like the motivation, confidence and charisma of all those disgustingly successful people you see around the place.
gemfyre: (Default)
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I'd just like the motivation, confidence and charisma of all those disgustingly successful people you see around the place.
gemfyre: (Stinking (cigarette) butt)
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Okay, I'll answer why.

Because despite the fact that they are cancer causing and make it hard to breathe for people who choose not to inhale smoke and poison, they STINK! And the smell HANGS AROUND for ages.

Don't think you go outside, have your ciggy, come back inside and everything's okay - you still stink! You will do so for half an hour or so. Everywhere you walk will also smell for a while.

And if you decide, "Oh I'll cover it up with some other smell." That also usually smells bad, and is tainted by the cigarette smoke which IS STILL HANGING AROUND! So really, it just makes everything worse.

Ugh. All smokers should be forced to use E-cigs or get thier nicotine some other way that doesn't involve smoke.
gemfyre: (Stinking (cigarette) butt)
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Okay, I'll answer why.

Because despite the fact that they are cancer causing and make it hard to breathe for people who choose not to inhale smoke and poison, they STINK! And the smell HANGS AROUND for ages.

Don't think you go outside, have your ciggy, come back inside and everything's okay - you still stink! You will do so for half an hour or so. Everywhere you walk will also smell for a while.

And if you decide, "Oh I'll cover it up with some other smell." That also usually smells bad, and is tainted by the cigarette smoke which IS STILL HANGING AROUND! So really, it just makes everything worse.

Ugh. All smokers should be forced to use E-cigs or get thier nicotine some other way that doesn't involve smoke.
gemfyre: (Stinking (cigarette) butt)
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That would be AWESOME.
gemfyre: (Stinking (cigarette) butt)
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That would be AWESOME.
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No. Although it would probably be an awesome opportunity, I think I'd be very uncomfortable and probably freaked out by space travel and having to live in a spacecraft. The fact that I can't take off my suit/helmet and breathe the air is also not something I think I could deal with.

Besides, if I had $10,000.00, I'd have been saving it for a trip to Costa Rica instead.
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No. Although it would probably be an awesome opportunity, I think I'd be very uncomfortable and probably freaked out by space travel and having to live in a spacecraft. The fact that I can't take off my suit/helmet and breathe the air is also not something I think I could deal with.

Besides, if I had $10,000.00, I'd have been saving it for a trip to Costa Rica instead.
gemfyre: (Batgirl)
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Didn't really have one as a child. I pretty much shunned comics for many many years.

What a fool I was. Now I'm grown up and have discovered the joy of comic book universes. Now I could say Batman is my favourite, but honestly, I just adore the entire Bat-Family.
gemfyre: (Batgirl)
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Didn't really have one as a child. I pretty much shunned comics for many many years.

What a fool I was. Now I'm grown up and have discovered the joy of comic book universes. Now I could say Batman is my favourite, but honestly, I just adore the entire Bat-Family.
gemfyre: (Coconuts)
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Despite growing up in a Meditteranean climate with 4 pretty distinct seasons, I adore the tropics. A warm, dry dry season and an even warmer, wet wet season. About the only thing I don't like is "the build up", about a month of oppressively hot and humid weather before the first wet season storm breaks. It's a disgusting time of year.

I much prefer to be warm. I hate being cold, I get uncomfortable and glum and grumpy. Sure, extreme heat also bugs me, but with great inventions like swimming pools, cold showers and air-conditioning it's all quite tolerable.

I've seen snow once. It was fascinating, but I could only handle weather that cold for a day or two. Below 23 I start thinking it's chilly and rugging up. Under 16 and I don't want to get out of bed. Below freezing? You can forget about me being at all functional for very long.

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