Thursday, March 24, 2005

Bit of Everything

Well folks, a mixedbag for me today. Firstly, "A" had her schools swimming carnival on at one of our local swimming pools here in town. Remember when you were at school and you had your "house" (team) you belonged to. Well, there are only 3 at this school as it only plays host to 250 kids. "A" is in the "Falcons"....or as my ears can vouch for the war cry of...."the mighty mighty mighty mighty mighty mighty falcons"!! Her friends are all in the other "houses"...."Rattlesnakes" and "Fantomes"......named after the islands here on the Coral Sea. Trust me, there is no love lost between "A" and her little friends...its war in the pool!! Fortunately for "A", her house usually win everything....athletics....sports....swimming. Today however was not to be.....they came last! Although "A" did win one of her novelty races, even after losing a team member!! A wonderful deafening day was had by teachers...parents and of course the kids.

I had a really bad dream last night. I think i have had this dream before. If anyone out there can analyse me out huh. It was about having snakes in my bedroom. HUGE anacondas. In my wardrobes....chest of was awful.

Leonardo da vinci invented scissors
Reindeer love to eat bananas
Lemons contain more sugar than strawberries
35% of people who use personal ads for dating are married!
More people are killed by donkeys than car crashes
Now, where do you think i got this weird and wonderful info from???
The little plastic strip that you pull off the back of your panty liner that sticks to your knickers..opps aussie slang here......ummm panties.
Isn't that I could not believe like womens personal products are like a Fantail candy!!

Did i hear right? Donald Trump is bailing out wacko jacko and funding a wacko jacko concert in Vegas??.......LOL...i reckon i dreamt this one.

So here we are on the eve of Good Friday. Australia's roads and highways are packed with holiday makers. Ahhh yes, the lucky land down under, where we declare public holidays for the opening of the local Mc Donalds store!! It's true. No other country in the world has as many public holidays as us. Easter, sees us getting 4 days off work..fri,sat,sun and mon. However, depending on your job, many even take tues..weds etc etc and go back to work the 4th of April!! "A" is on school hols till the 5th of April, as is most of the kids in Oz.
It's the same at xmas time. If xmas day falls on a thursday, we get friday which is boxing day, sat and sunday off work!
Just to make you all weep even more, majority of us get 4 weeks annual leave every year...some even longer. We get 12 weeks extra if we've worked for the same company for 15 years! All paid of course. Dependant on the State you live in, you also get the odd public holiday throughout the in Queensland i get..Labor Day...Show Day...Queens Birthday....Anzac Day....Australia Day....New Years Day.
Did i mention that most of us get 8 sick days leave a year....some more...some can even acrew their days!
You know, i wonder sometimes how get anything ones ever there!!


Blogger if_i_had_a_hammer said...

if i had half of that vacation time, i'd die a happy man.

10:00 PM  
Blogger Lady in R3d said...

I'm sorry your daughter's swim team didn't do well in placement. It's still a great sport. I enjoyed reading bits and pieces about you. :D
I was able to take the name quiz from your sidebar. What fun. I copied it to my website, so you just have to visit to see. ;D
After work, I need to learn how to give you credit on my blog for that. Thx!
Lady in R3D ~~8^)

12:27 AM  
Blogger Lady in R3d said...

You have a nice mix of cute and serious stuff here. Just noticed those fishies counting down to your BD. Hope you have a day off for that day and a very happy one! :D
Lady in R3D ~~8^)

12:30 AM  
Blogger Christopher said...

I knew their was a reason women know more than men! :p Oh well I will try to catch up with you with the facts I read on my cereal box every morning. LOL

1:15 AM  
Blogger No_Newz said...

Enjoy your time off woman. Hey, about that dream... I should tell you this privately but since you blurted about where we ladies get our silly facts, I'm telling you right here right now, in front of all these eyes, what I read about women who dream of That's right, the snake supposedly represents the male's um... well... his, er.. um... okay never mind, I have to go. LOL!
Lois Lane

2:37 AM  
Blogger Steve said...

Someone might want to verify this, but I've heard that Italy has 52 holiday days a year.
And they have great beaches and wine.
But big spiders (shudder)

8:27 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

J ~ You know,Oz is always looking for professional immigrants :)

L in R ~ Welcome! thanks for visiting. I popped over to your blog, my what nice photos you have :)

Chris ~ LOL, indeed we do!!

Lois ~ You big ol fibber! You'd still do your best to try to embarass me..LOL Hey, perhaps your right, that's why i am dreamin about huge ones!

Steve~ 52? Wow and i thought we were

9:23 AM  

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